In the Worst of Times, the Billionaire Elite Plunder Working Class America

by Nick Baker, published on Socialist Action, September 5, 2020 In the midst of a global pandemic, unprecedented economic collapse, mass unemployment, hunger and desperation, the stock market is booming and the richest of the rich are richer than ever before. Since March, more than 58 million people in the U.S. have filed for unemployment. The Internal Revenue Service now[…]

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Earth Day To May Day Protests Begin In DC With ‘Essential, Not Expendable’ Protest

by The ShutdownDC Alliance, Popular Resistance, published on Popular Resistance, April 27, 2020 Above: Earth Day to May Day Banner. All photos from Shut Down DC-Climate Strike Washington, DC Facebook page. Workers waved and cheered as activists toured DC in cars and bikes, sending messages of encouragement and justice. Washington, DC, April 27 –  Three moving protests involving 135 people celebrated essential[…]

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Haiti on the Precipice

Haiti on the precipice as coronavirus and US-imposed leadership take their toll By Jeb Sprague and Nazaire St. Fort, published on The Grayzone, March 30, 2020 Haitian President Jovenel Moïse announced on March 19 that two citizens in Haiti had tested positive for Covid-19, known popularly simply as the coronavirus. The government has closed Haiti’s border, ports, and airports to[…]

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Statement of Socialist Action National Committee: Coronavirus Threatens the Lives of Billions

By James Fortin and Jeff Mackler, published on Socialist Action, March 21, 2019 As the devastating novel coronavirus (COVID-19) literally threatens the lives of billions of the earth’s people, two truths about the contagion remain unchallenged: All nations are ill-prepared for the arrival of the virus, and once it lands, despite herculean efforts in some cases, little can be done[…]

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Puerto Ricans Protest Undistributed 2017 Supplies Unearthed by 2020 Quakes

By Betsey Piette posted on Workers World, January 29, 2020 Still grappling with the aftermath of devastating earthquakes, Puerto Ricans reacted with protests when they learned Jan. 19 that massive amounts of vital material aid have been warehoused since 2017. The aid arrived after two major hurricanes struck the Puerto Rican archipelago that year. The donated aid included generators, emergency[…]

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Solidarity With Moms for Housing

by Margaret Kimberley, published on Black Agenda Report, January 15, 2020 Black women in Oakland confronted the austerity regime head-on, by seizing the housing their families need. “Hopefully this tactic will spread and others will take the same action.” The four women in Oakland, California known as Moms 4 Housing  have been evicted from the home they seized from unscrupulous speculators.[…]

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Chicago Teachers Divided Over Narrow Strike Settlement

By Jeff Mackler, published on Socialist Action, November 7, 2019 Twenty-five thousand Chicago teachers, affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers Local 1, AFL-CIO, returned to work on October 31 following a divided vote of the Chicago Teachers Union’s (CTU) 700-member Delegate Assembly (DA) to end the union’s 11-day strike. The vote to accept the five-year tentative contract was 60[…]

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Drop the Term “Austerity” – Its the Race to the Bottom

by Glen Ford, published on Black Agenda Report, September 26, 2019 In the corporate-organized Race to the Bottom, withdrawal of health care is a weapon to discipline workers and their families, as is the whole “austerity” regime. “Capital found a solution to falling profits with the promise of super-exploitation of labor in what used to be called the Third World.” Let’s[…]

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Austerity and Militarism

In the U.S. They are Never Called Human Rights Violations, but They Both Kill by Ajamu Baraka, June 19, 2019 Trump’s 2020 budget proposal reflects another significant increase in military spending along with corresponding cuts in spending by Federal agencies tasked with the responsibility for providing critical services and income support policies for working class and poor people. Trump’s call[…]

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