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Nomi Prins: The Fed, the Virus, and Inequality

A Global Dr. Frankenstein at Work

Indigo Olivier: A Feminism for the Working Class

In 1999, Barbara Ehrenreich charged the feminist movement with advancing only “educated, middle-class women.” Her critique is more pertinent than ever

Jean Ross: Nurses Demand More Protection & Medicare for All

Nurses with the NNU held a national day of action to demand better protections for healthcare workers and the public

Juan Cole: As Trump stumbles on Coronavirus, He Bombs Shiites in Shiite-Ruled Iraq

The Trump administration is now more or less forcibly occupying Iraq against the will of its elected representatives, and is waging a low intensity war on a section of the Iraqi military with which the US is supposed to be allied

Nancy J. Altman: Trump Is Using the Coronavirus Crisis to Attack Social Security

The proposal to cut the payroll contribution rate would either undermine Social Security’s financing or employ general revenue, both of which would set the stage for future demands to cut Social Security. And it likely would not be temporary

Claire Provost: Life in lockdown Italy

Reading the news, you’d think that everything is closed, that everyone is sick or scared. The reality where I live, in Turin, is more confusing

Anticapitalistas: Spain: An emergency social and political plan against COVID 19

The goal of these measures is to win the war against the coronavirus, empower the people and the working classes, strengthen their rights, weight the financial effort on those who have the most, lead and provide a political solution to popular anger and protest and cut off right-wing populist demagoguery.

Labour Transformed: On the Coronavirus and the social crisis

An open letter to the Trade Union movement from Labour Transformed

Steven Greenhouse: A More Perfect Union: Can Organized Labor Win in 2020?

There’s no denying that labor unions are far less powerful than they used to be

Democratic Socialists of America: Now is the Time for Solidarity

DSA National Statement on COVID-2019

Mel Gurtov: Nukes: The unmentionable election issue, Part 1

Nuclear weapons are big business, and so long as “deterrence” dominates discussion, companies that invest in them will always thrive

Badri Raina: Aspiration

How I would trade this cloistered comfort for A peopled time and space, Where existence is an immersion In a crowded embrace; Where voices banish solipsisms Of thingy abundance; Where shared pains and simple joys Define a transcendence; Where multiple safety locks do not Keep strangers from the door, Or rituals of privacy forbid Rich Read more…

Jodie Evans: Rising for a global feminist future with the movement to elect Bernie Sanders

We are a coalition of feminists contending with both our differences and our commonality in age, race, class, religion, labor, and sexual orientation. We meet at the intersection of our fluid identities. Though our experiences are different, we share a vision of a feminist future.

Mike Davis: The monster is finally at the door

COVID-19 is finally the monster at the door. Researchers are working night and day to characterize the outbreak but they are faced with three huge challenges

Marjorie Cohn: Team Trump Tried to Bully the ICC IntoDropping War Crimes Probe But Failed

Team Trump threatened to ban ICC judges and prosecutors from the U.S. and warned it would impose economic sanctions on the Court if it launched an investigation

Sam Gindin: Inoculating Against Globalization: Coronavirus and the Search for Alternatives

The argument for a turn inward begins with the reality that all organizing is ultimately local or domestic

Naomi Klein: Calls to Shut Down Primaries & Debates

Sanders faces a decision about whether to continue his increasingly uphill fight for the Democratic Party’s 2020 presidential nomination

Francine Mestrum: Reinventing the World Social Forum: how powerful an idea can be

Ideas that were discussed concerned the initiative to make a network of sanctuary cities, to develop a world movement against fascism and to emphasize the need for convergence between the movements

Bill Quigley: Six Quick Points About Coronavirus and Poverty in the US

The most vulnerable among us do not have the option to comply with suggestions to stay home from work or work remotely

Dean Baker: Cutting Social Security

Wanting to Cut Social Security, Along with Everything Else, Is Still Wanting to Cut Social Security

Laurie Macfarlane: Governments must act to stop the coronavirus

If our aim is to protect human and environmental health, restoring the status quo is not good enough. Thankfully, there is an alternative

Rob Wallace: Agribusiness would risk millions of deaths

Interview about the dangers of Covid-19, the responsibility of agribusiness and sustainable solutions to combat infectious diseases

Ted Glick: Keep Running, Bernie, Keep Running

Source: Tedglick.com The last 11 days have been rough for the Bernie Sanders campaign and all his supporters. Yesterday’s voting was a third disappointing election day in a row. As of right now, it’s looking good for Biden. Right on cue, Jim Clyburn, James Carville and who knows who else has called and will be Read more…

Robert Mackey: Activists Who Disrupted Biden in Detroit Back Sanders, But Dread Trump Most of All

On the eve of the Michigan primary, which Biden won handily on Tuesday, Sunrise Movement members took part in a viral TikTok meme, pleading “Democrats! Please don’t make me vote for Joe Biden!”

Bernie Sanders: Campaign Speech

Thank you all very much for being here. Let me begin by reiterating what I have said from Day 1 of this campaign, and that is that Donald Trump is the most dangerous president in the modern history of our country and he must be defeated. Tragically, we have a president today who is a Read more…

Norman Solomon: ‘In a Dark Time, the Eye Begins to See’

The Bernie 2020 Campaign Represents a Fight That Must Continue

Frank Emspak: A Health Emergency Demands Treatment Not Tax Breaks

Progressives need to need to enunciate and fight for a plan to deal with the potential pandemic. Leaving solutions up to those who have made the situation worse makes no sense

Antonio Martins: Capitalism in Chaos

The “Davos Class” will respond with more inequality and less democracy. But a path has opened for the opposite way out – provided the Left is willing to reinvent itself

Jessica Corbett: Millions of Women in Mexico Protest Gender-Based Violence

“In Mexico it’s like we’re in a state of war; we’re in a humanitarian crisis because of the quantity of women that have disappeared or been killed.”

David Rosen: Abortion and the 2020 Elections

Trump’s victory reinvigorated the religious right and arch conservatives of every stripe, including white nationalists

Neil Demause: Reading About Coronavirus Without Scaring Yourself Too Much (or Too Little)

Unfortunately, because this is the corporate-controlled, understaffed, underexperienced news media we’re talking about, much of that coverage has been incomplete, misleading or sometimes just plain wrong

Ramzy Baroud: Abuse, Oppression and Murder

The PA Does Israel’s Dirty Work in the West Bank

Micah L. Sifry: To change voters’ sympathies, it’s time to go deep

A new model known as ‘deep canvassing’ is being tested in the swing areas of Pennsylvania. Here’s an inside look

Akela Lacy: The Working Families Party Endorses Sanders for President

When WFP endorsed Warren in the fall, they held a ranked-choice vote of its national committee and online voters. Mitchell said it was clear from the beginning that there was strong support within the group for both Warren and Sanders

Ralph Nader: Trump vs. Sanders—Comparisons for Voters

Bernie releases his tax returns while Trump hides them and gets a major tax cut for his family through Congress.

H. Patricia Hynes: Civil Disobedience in the Time of Climate Crisis

The judge ruled that the potential environmental and public health impacts of the pipeline – including the risk of climate change – had made civil disobedience legally necessary

Jane McAlevey: Climate Movement Needs to Talk With Union Members About Green Jobs

Source: The Intercept The 2020 election is the first presidential race with climate at its center. Throughout the Democratic primary, the potential loss of good construction and fossil fuel industry jobs has helped prevent moderate Democratic candidates, including frontrunner Joe Biden, from taking policy positions that would aggressively confront the fossil fuel industry and the Read more…

Conn Hallinan: Turkey’s Failed Gamble in Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s latest gamble in Syria’s civil war appears to have come up snake eyes

Marina Duarte de Souza e Sheila Oliveira: Women of MST occupy Ministry of Agriculture in Brasilia

The action aims to denounce the policies of the Bolsonaro government in relation to the economy, land, and agriculture

Jack Rasmus: Global Financial Asset Deflation: Prelude to Next ‘Great Recession’?

Will the financial asset markets deflation soon spill over to the credit system (especially corporate bonds) and accelerate the decline of real economies worldwide in turn?

Sean Phelan: The Irish election and the possibility of a left populism

More and more voters are no longer willing to accept a political status quo that makes doing “everything else” contingent on upholding the dominant economic order

Robert Hunziker: Global Warming on a Rampage

The year 2019 is the 43rd consecutive year, since 1977, with both land and ocean temperatures above the global 20th century average

Phil Hearse: The Virus – Apocalypse Now?

In the longer-term, humanity needs to ask pointed questions about the wave of pandemics that have swept the world in the last twenty years

Jack Rasmus: The Virus & the Working Class

Average working class folks cannot afford to voluntary quarantine themselves. Or to stay home from work for any reason. Even if they have symptoms. They will continue going to work. They have to, in order to economically survive

Alfons Pérez: Climate activism for the new decade

The fight against global warming has entered a new phase. What strategies will help us halt catastrophe?

Alex Emmons: New Bill Would Protect Journalists

Two progressive members of Congress are trying to prevent a World War I-era secrecy law from being used to investigate and prosecute journalists for publishing classified information

Glenn Jenkins: Labour’s Way Forward: The Only Way is (Bottom) Up

A democratic revolution within Labour must be matched by building participatory economic alternatives at a local grassroots level

John Buell: Will DC’s Neoliberal Model of Drug Costing Finally Kill Us All?

Why is there even a debate on whether any Coronavirus Vaccine Should be Free?

Rob Larson: Cookie Monster: the Nuts and Bolts of Online Tracking

Big Tech has become notorious for its hoarding of its users’ personal data, collected with great breadth and down to minute details

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