A Monetary Reset Where the Rich Don’t Own Everything

by Ellen Brown,  published on Scheerpost, May 4, 2022 In ancient Mesopotamia, it was called a Jubilee. When debts at interest grew too high to be repaid, the slate was wiped clean. Debts were forgiven, the debtors’ prisons were opened, and the serfs returned to work their plots of land. This could be done because the king was the representative[…]

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Afghanistan Update

Statement by Black Alliance for Peace The crisis unfolding in Afghanistan remains bleak. With an estimated 23 million Afghans—more than 50 percent of the population—still facing extreme levels of hunger, more people could die of starvation in 2022 alone than from the last 20 years of the U.S.-led occupation. While the duopoly in Washington, D.C., distracts the public with its[…]

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Democrats, the More Effective Evil

by Chris Hedges, published on ScheerPost., February 14, 2022 The title phrase was originally coined by our good friend Glen Ford.  Brilliant, in any context. {jb} When all else fails, when you are clueless about how to halt a 7.5% inflation rate, when your Build Back Better bill is gutted, when you renege on your promise to raise the minimum[…]

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As the Military War Ends, Afghan People Face Starvation Under U.S. Sanctions

by Vijay Prashad, from Globetrotter, February 11, 2022 On February 8, 2022, UNICEF (the United Nations Children’s Fund) Afghanistan sent out a bleak set of tweets. One of the tweets, which included a photograph of a child lying in a hospital bed with her mother seated beside her, said: “Having recently recovered from acute watery diarrhea, two years old Soria[…]

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Are Western Wealthy Countries Determined to Starve the People of Afghanistan?

by Vijay Prashad, published on Countercurrents, January 15, 2022 On January 11, 2022, the United Nations (UN) Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths appealed to the international community to help raise $4.4 billion for Afghanistan in humanitarian aid, calling this effort, “the largest ever appeal for a single country for humanitarian assistance.” This amount is required “in the hope of shoring up collapsing[…]

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The U.S. Is Destroying the Lives of the People of Afghanistan

by Barry Sheppard, published on Socialist Action, November 22, 2021 When the U.S. left Afghanistan in August it also froze almost all foreign aid to the country. It has now come to light that the major part of the economy under the U.S. military and its puppet government was completely dependent on that foreign aid. In other words, the U.S.[…]

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U.S. role exposed Masses resist Sudan coup

by Sara Flounders, published on International Action Center, November 2, 2021 Incredible exposure of U.S. actions to humiliate and impoverish the Sudanese people and destabilize Sudan.   And the hypocrisy of it all.  The U.S. wants Sudan to pay sanctions to U.S. victims of their wars when they don’t have money to eat.   Of course the US would never consider doing[…]

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Global Supply Chain Crisis: Workers’ Health and Safety vs. Capitalists’ Profits

by Betsey Piette, published on Workers World, October 7, 2021 At the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, panic buying seemed to create a shortage of different necessities, including toilet paper. Midway through the COVID-19 pandemic, housing prices started rising drastically, as demand surpassed supply due to shortages of construction materials. As students returned to in-person learning, schools found[…]

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How to Prevent 40 Million People from Being Evicted

by Jerusalem Demsas, published on Black Agenda Report, December 2, 2020 Millions of Americans face eviction in a “completely predictable and entirely preventable” crisis as the CDC’s moratorium is set to expire on New Year’s Eve. “Tenants could owe nearly $70 billion in back rent by year’s end.” Seven months into her fight to stay housed, 48-year-old Kimberly is furious. […]

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While the Stock Market is Booming, Jobs Report Hides Hunger

By G. Dunkel posted on Workers World, September 11, 2020 Getting enough food was hard for people working low-wage jobs before the pandemic. Now it’s harder, given the huge increase in unemployment — 29 million jobless workers now live off meager unemployment insurance. Millions without work are getting nothing, and more than 50 million people are “food insecure,” meaning they[…]

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