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Right-Wing Attacks on Sanders Show Misunderstanding of Single-Payer

May 30, 2019           |                                       

Noam Chomsky: Trump’s “Economic Boom” Is a Sham Trump Is Trying to Ban Climate Science Because… Obama? US Abortion Rights Activists Can Draw Inspiration From Ireland Big Oil Pushes Corporate-Friendly Carbon Tax to Halt Green New Deal Wave Philosopher Herbert Marcuse on the Rise of Fascism in Europe Key US Allies in the Middle East […]

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Economy Adds 196,000 Jobs in March Amid Signs of Slowing Wage Growth

April 5, 2019           |                                       

Weaponized Social Media Is Driving the Explosion of Fascism Zionist Campaign Drives Black Jewish Activist Out of UK’s Labour Party New Hints of the Mueller Report: Did Trump Simply Get Rolled by the Russians? Progressives Dismiss DCCC Threats on Primary Challengers Important Medicaid Initiatives Would End If Court Overturns ACA Bayer and Monsanto Defend Themselves […]

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“Every single time central planning has been tried… it has resulted in mass misery.” This is according to the Taxpayer Alliance’s Chloe Westley. It is a familiar story: the collapse of the Soviet Union and other communist regimes provided incontrovertible proof that economic planning doesn’t work. Wherever governments have tried to plan the allocation of […]

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This is no time for moderate calls for equality and balance, write Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah and Ana Inés Abelenda. By Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah in Accra and Ana Inés Abelenda in Montevideo Inter Press Service The theme for International Women’s Day 2019 doesn’t resonate with us. #BalanceForBetter brings to mind slow gradual change, and assumes that […]

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Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair Billionaire philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates, appearing recently on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, said a number of things that made Colbert’s liberal audience squeal with delight. When told that the very existence of billionaires was a signal that capitalism doesn’t work for the many, and that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez […]

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Thousands of federal employees protested at the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C., this week, holding aloft empty plates during 33 minutes of silence—one minute for each day of the government shutdown. Some plates carried the message, “Will work for pay.” Unions representing the 800,000 federal workers who are either locked out or forced […]

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Walker Leaves a Fundamentally Changed Wisconsin

January 7, 2019           |                                       

MADISON, Wis. — Scott Walker didn’t want to go out like this. The once-rising Republican star who made his name kneecapping public sector unions as governor of Wisconsin leaves office in defeat Monday. He was narrowly beaten by Democrat Tony Evers , the state education superintendent who marched with teachers in protest of Walker’s policies. […]

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While successful unionization drives and contract settlements have been common in the digital media-sphere for the last several years, the sector just may see its first strike. Union members at Slate, represented by the Writers Guild of America East, voted 52 to 1 last week to authorize a strike (Bloomberg, 12/11/18), and the sticking point […]

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Reform is crucial to change the silent messaging that black people, people living with disabilities and other marginalised groups, are inferior to the able-bodied, heteronormative white people in the sector. Black Workers Forum, Bertha Foundation. All rights reserved. Public interest law plays a crucial role in South Africa’s constitutional democracy. It has been instrumental in […]

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The City of London is a huge drag on the UK’s real economy. But we can – and must – lift the ‘Finance Curse’. Image: City of London skyline. Credit: David Iliff, CC 3.0 In the decade since the financial crisis something has gone badly and obviously wrong with the UK’s political economy. Stagnating wages, […]

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Credit: https://www.maxpixel.net. CC0 Public Domain. What are the first two words that come to mind when you think about foreign aid? Probably not ‘healing’ and ‘solidarity,’ especially in the context of recent scandals at Oxfam, Save the Children and Amnesty International and the emergence of the #Aidtoo movement. Yet an online conference last week was […]

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