Ecuador: Moreno’s Government Sacrifices The Poor To Satisfy The IMF

By Wilma Salgado, Council on Hemispheric Affairs. October 13, 2019 Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno has been cutting government spending since signing an Extended Fund Facility (EFF) agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in February of this year. This policy has benefited multinational corporations, the banks, and in general, powerful economic groups at the expense of the middle and working classes,[…]

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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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Third International Trade Union Forum:Comments by Ajamu Baraka

by Ajamu Baraka, published on Black Agenda Report, September 11, 2019 There can be no workers’ rights without peace and social justice. “War and militarism are class issues.” Black Alliance for Peace national organizer and Black Agenda Report editor Ajamu Baraka delivered the following remarks to the International Trade Union Forum in Solidarity with Workers and People to Break the[…]

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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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What to do the day after America’s elections?

** Header Image by Dan Burgevin by Bruce Gagnon, published on Organizing Notes, November 7, 2018 The Washington Post reports this morning: The deep divisions that have defined American politics in the era of President Trump played out across the country in Tuesday’s midterm elections, as Democrats scored victories in key races in Republican-held suburban House districts but ran into[…]

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