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textAfrica has defied the covid-19 nightmare scenarios. We shouldn’t be surprised. by Karen Attiah
Published Sept. 22, 2020- in The Washington Post...
Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:18AM
textG7 Finance Ministers Support Debt Relief for Poor Countries Combating COVID-19 Crisis by Zach Conti
The G7 supports a process for debt cancellation for vulnerable countries, they announced this morning after Treasury convened a special Finance Ministers meeting. In a G7 statement, the ministers also encouraged an extension of the G20 Debt Service Suspension Initiative (DSSI) into next year for the world’s 73 poorest countries....
Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:26PM
textDeveloping Countries Lose Trillions from Crime and Tax Abuse, Says UN Panel by Zach Conti
A high-level United Nations panel report says global policies are needed to prevent trillions of dollars escaping developing countries through tax abuse and corruption....
Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:41AM
textWe’ve Got Our Own Reasons to Elect Biden -- and He Isn’t One of Them by Norman Solomon
We can do this on our own terms...
Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:42AM
textOpen Letter: Dump Trump, Then Battle Biden by 55 Progressive Activists and Writers
Priority is dumping Trump...
Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:16AM
imageFacebook Suspends Hundreds of Accounts Over Online Event Targeting Coastal GasLink Pipeline
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by Greenpeace
Hundreds of individual accounts linked to Indigenous, environmental, and social justice organizations were suspended from Facebook because they were co-hosts of an online Facebook event targeting the Coastal GasLink pipeline majority funder....
Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:54AM
textU-C IMC is celebrating 20th Anniversary by Stewart Dickson
U-C IMC is celebrating 20th Anniversary WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2020 AT 6 PM CDT – 7:30 PM CDT...
Posted: Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:48PM
textSecurity State 4.0 by Joachim Hirsch
The future of humanity and the earth require a break from the rule of capital and the security state.... The political public is now at least beginning to discuss again how to deal with the constitution and fundamental rights. It remains to be seen what will become of them....
Posted: Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:05AM
imageLakotas arrested at KXL pipeline protest, police use excessive force on Cheyenne River
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by Brenda Norrell
Lakotas were arrested at a KXL pipeline protest on the Cheyenne River Lakota Nation on Friday by the local police and county sheriff's deputies using excessive force at the prayerful and peaceful gathering. The Zeibach County Sheriff intruded on the sovereign land of the Cheyenne River Lakota Nation....
Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:34PM
textSupreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg 1933-2020 by The Struggle Continues
By now, we have seen the TV tributes and read the many thoughts on the Internet regarding Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg who died today at age 87. My favorite is from the ACLU at https://www.aclu.org/news/civil-liberties/in-memory-of-justice-ruth-bader-ginsburg-1933-2020/?initms_aff=nat&initms_chan=soc&utm_medium=soc&initms=200919_rbg_obit_tw&utm_source=tw&utm_campaign=rbg&utm_content=200919_obit&ms_aff=nat&ms_chan=soc&ms=200919_rbg_obit_tw...
Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:38PM
textFrame-up in Aurora, Colorado of Black Lives Matter Protesters by Stop the Frame-Up
Once again, as done in labor history and in the black liberation struggle, the State of Colorado is framing at least 4 organizers of protests on behalf of Elijah McClain, a black violinist, murdered by the police in Aurora, Colorado. See https://www.pscp.tv/w/1PlJQNLoPYXxE...
Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:59PM
textWhite House Announces Puerto Rico Disaster Relief on Hurricane Anniversary by Zachary Conti
The Federal Emergency Management Administration will award $13 billion in Puerto Rico disaster aid to rebuild the power grid and education facilities, announced the White House. The announcement comes near the three-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria slamming the island, taking 3000 lives and causing more than $100 billion in damage....
Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:01PM
textTrump’s Climate Denial Gains Strength If We’re in Denial About His Neo-Fascism by Norman Solomon
The left could be crushed...
Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:19PM
textThe True Facts About the Oregon Fires, With a Video Proving It by Kevin Matthews, CounterPunch
Okay, this flood of forest BS is pissing me off. Hear me: The national reporters helicoptering in have not got this right. NPR, Reveal tonight, etc., even the fine Pro Publica....
Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:19PM
imageProfit Over Lives At JBS: Covid, OSHA and Life & Death With UFCW 7 President Kim Cordova
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by Labor Video Project
Kim Cordova, president of UFCW 7 talks about the deaths of eight JBS meat plant workers in Greeley, Colorado from Covid-19. She discusses the failure of OSHA to protect the workers and why her union, the workers and community are protesting at the Denver OSHA office....
Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:16AM
textJob guarantee for COVID-pandemic victims by Simon Theurl and Dennis Tamesberg
A job guarantee for the long-term unemployed is needed. A sufficient number of jobs must be created. This is where politics is needed. The quality and range of public services can be improved. Long-term unemployment is a market failure. People who want to work cannot find a job....
Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:09AM
image2020 Juneteenth National Holiday Convention
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by Khubaka, Michael Harris
Globally, Juneteenth is poised help expand a year round expression of Freedom marked by a new official United States of America, Federal Holiday that could begin on Saturday, June 19, 2021, as we stand on the shoulders of many ancestors preparing for an amazing new beginning....
Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:37AM
imageNew Orleans Sanitation Workers Strike, Union Busting, Convict Labor & Labor Solidarity
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by Pacifica
A panel was held on the strike of New Orleans striking sanitation workers who went out in May for PPE, health and safety and $15.00 an hour. Included on the panel were strikers and also supporters in Seattle and Tacoma who have been picketing the corporate owner of the contractor Metro which employed the workers. This company brought in convict labor to bust the strike....
Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:15PM
textThe Presidential Election: “A 200-Pound Sack of Concrete” vs. “The Orange Menace” by Norman Solomon
May the worst man lose...
Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:27PM
imageHow the US government and the media suppressed the truth about the COVID-19 pandemic
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by Bryan Dyne and Andre Damon (WSWS repost)
Recorded conversations between Donald Trump and reporter Bob Woodward make clear that the White House made a calculated decision to suppress information about the COVID-19 pandemic. Why are these recordings being released only now after almost 200,000 people in the United States have died?...
Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:17AM