Working-Class Demands in COVID Economy

Editorial, Workers World Editor, July 1, 2020 The International Monetary Fund issued a warning on June 24 that the global economy faces an even deeper downturn than it previously projected, greater than any since the 1930s Great Depression. While many economists warned earlier of a cyclical downturn in the world economy, the IMF blamed the current collapse on the coronavirus[…]

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Corporations and the Pandemic: Bandits at the Till

by James Fortin, published on Socialist Action, May 3, 2019 “The thieves did not even have to show their guns. The door was unlocked, and the till was left wide open. The robbers just scooped up the cash and left. Surely, the thieves had help. It was an inside job.” This not-so-imaginary account of a heist perfectly describes what corporations[…]

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Are We About To Lose The US Postal Service?

By A Grand Alliance To Save The Postal Service, published on Popular Resistance, April 8, 2020 Bailout our public institutions before the corporations! NOTE: Popular Resistance is a member of A Grand Alliance to Save the Postal Service. We urge you to take action. Politico reports: “The U.S. Postal Service could be gone by June unless Congress immediately delivers billions[…]

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Layoffs Skyrocket, Virus Deaths Soar, Opposition Grows

by James Fortrin, published on Socialist Action, March 31, 2020 This article is long but it tells us, in detail, how we got to where we are now, with the economy shut down and schools closed (for the year in many places), thousands sick and dying and people who supported themselves only a month ago lining up at food pantries[…]

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COVID-19 and Black Workers

by Margaret Kimberley, published on Black Agenda Report:Freedom Rider, April 1, 2020 The gross inequalities and declining standards of life in the US are magnified by the corona crisis, pushing already marginalized populations to the brink. “The supposedly great nation is just a failed state with a big army and a powerful oligarchy.” There is an old saying that if America[…]

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