The Brazilian working class is facing the most savage assault on its living standards in over a decade
The protests resulting from events in Ferguson and New York have spurred a nation-wide anti-police brutality and social justice movement
Federal Court strikes down mandatory drug-testing for welfare recipients
It wasn’t just Europe that collaborated with CIA extraordinary rendition and torture. Fifty four nations spread across five of the world’s six inhabited continents participated in the U.S. global torture network
the white supremacist policing practices behind the murder-by-cop epidemic is really a capitalist, white supremacist, hetero-patriarchal policing system that must be analyzed and fought as such.
Whatever is actually happening in Ukraine nowadays, reporting on the struggle remains remarkably unreliable and seemingly biased from all directions. Reports like one from Bloomberg typically treat mysterious military convoys spotted in the region as greater threats to peace than the Ukraine government’s actual killing of 200 people by bombarding Donetsk.
“A long strike is usually a losing strike,” observes the noted labor historian Nelson Lichtenstein. Yet the longest strike in U.S. history—the United Auto Workers’ seven-year battle with the Kohler Corporation from 1954 to 1961—turned into a remarkable victory for the union.
How accurate are GDP and unemployment rates when assessing the overall economic well-being of a country? Why are such macroeconomic indicators used so frequently in mainstream analyses? Let’s take a look.
Throughout its coverage of the dramas sparked by the police killings of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner in New York City—and by the Grand Jury non-indictments of their killers—U.S. corporate media has framed the racial issue at stake as about how police carry out their tasks, how they police.
The mostly Sunni Arab population of western and northern Iraq is faced with a diabolical choice between the brutal rule of ISIS and the even more murderous rule of their own government. Their life and death predicament is the direct result of past and present U.S. policy in Iraq.