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textHousing and Public Employment by Manfred Krenn
A public employment policy geared to societal needs could make a decisive contribution to achieving several socially desirable goals at the same time: to permanently increase the crisis security of society; and to decisively reduce unemployment; to strengthen the quality of social infrastructures in the long term....
Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2021 3:33PM
textCare instead of Profit by Elisa Gratias
A society based on solidarity begins when the capitalistically necessary separation of paid and unpaid work is broken down, in that there is no longer paid work and people satisfy their needs directly instead of mediated through money and the exchange of goods. Then care in various dimensions is at the center of living together....
Posted: Sun Jul 18, 2021 4:45AM
textPuerto Rico Medicaid Funding Advances in Congress by Olivia Engling
Permanent Fix Needed for 1.5 million US Citizens, Asserts Religious Development Group...
Posted: Fri Jul 16, 2021 5:44PM
textRepealed Law Would Have Prevented FL Condo Collapse, etc. by Keeping Track
For 2 weeks now, we have watched this metaphor for the rotten, collapsing US economy, the Surfside, Florida condominium collapse that perhaps killed 140 people, due to obvious construction defects and lack of maintenance. It turns out this all could have been avoided if a 2008 law was not repealed in 2010 by the real estate lobby requiring reserve studies every 5 years. See https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/collapsed-florida-tower-could-have-been-repaired-faster-under-repealed-n1273310...
Posted: Thu Jul 8, 2021 9:46AM
textHow Corona is radicalizing Generation Z by Grace Blakeley and Paul Mason
People are fighting back. While governments spend huge sums of money to bail out big corporations, many people are rightly wondering why those same states can't seem to raise money to stop climate change or reduce inequality. They are taking to the streets to demand justice - be it social, environmental or gender justice....
Posted: Sat Jun 12, 2021 8:50AM
text600,000 dead in the US from COVID-19: American capitalism “normalizes” mass death by Andre Damon (WSWS repost)
As the United States passes the milestone of 600,000 deaths in the COVID-19 pandemic, the ruling class is abandoning all efforts to contain the disease....
Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:59PM
textG7 COVID Summit: Vaccines, Tax, Debt, Climate, Trade by Olivia Engling
The presidents and prime ministers of 7 of the world's wealthiest countries gather in the United Kingdom to meet on the response to the economic and health crises spurred by the coronavirus....
Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:19PM
textWTO Considers COVID Vaccine Access Waiver for Poor Countries by Olivia Engling
The World Trade Organization began a process that could make it easier for poor countries to produce or procure COVID-19 vaccines. Pharmaceutical companies hold vaccine patents and WTO action is necessary to waive the patents. Less than 2% of coronavirus vaccines reached poor countries....
Posted: Wed Jun 9, 2021 11:51AM
imageL.A. City Council votes to support closing SoCalGas Aliso Canyon gas storage facility
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by Dan Bacher
“Governor Gavin Newsom, stop ignoring the other health crisis right here in LA,” said Matt Pakucko, co-founder of Save Porter Ranch and 14-year resident of Porter Ranch, at the press conference. “You shut down the entire state. It’s time to shut down this health disaster. It is as real as Covid for the thousands of people that are continually sickened by this fossil fuel dinosaur.”...
Posted: Wed May 26, 2021 6:12PM
textIMF Proposes $50 Billion Vaccine Plan to End Pandemic and Boost Economy by Zachary Conti
As worldwide COVID cases peak, IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva unveiled a $50 billion proposal to support vaccinations of 60% of the world's population. During a G20 and European Commission summit, Georgieva argued the global vaccine investment would end the pandemic and spur $9 trillion in economic gains by 2025....
Posted: Fri May 21, 2021 6:54AM
imageCultural Genocide: Lakota Protest Kristi Noem Powwow
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by Brenda Norrell
Lakota protested South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem's round dance today, holding her resposible for COVID-19 deaths and her efforts to dismantle tribal sovereignty....
Posted: Thu May 20, 2021 6:27PM
imageUnauthorized COVID-19 tests given to Navajos, used in marketing campaign
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by Brenda Norrell
An unauthorized type of COVID-19 tests were given to Navajos and the information wad used in an online marketing campaign. The Navajo Council said the contract, which included services during First Lady Biden's visit, was never approved. Many Navajos are calling for a probe of how virus relief funds were distributed by the Navajo government....
Posted: Thu May 20, 2021 11:09AM
imageBREAKING: Following Heart Surgery, Mumia Looks Great!
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by Noelle Hanrahan, the Jamal Journal
Noelle Hanrahan of Prison Radio reports back from her contact visit with Mumia today, his first since having open heart surgery in late April....
Posted: Fri May 7, 2021 8:27PM
textUnited Nations Convenes High-Level COVID Response Session for Vulnerable Countries by Zachary Conti
The United Nations convened on COVID response and development needs for vulnerable, small island and landlocked countries....
Posted: Fri Apr 23, 2021 11:40AM
imageUrgent Call to Action for Mumia Abu-Jamal! Family and friends have not heard from him since April 10
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by The Jamal Journal
Please take action. This new alert has just been released!...
Posted: Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:00PM
imageA strategy to eliminate the COVID-19 virus
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by Benjamin Mateus (WSWS repost)
Quantitative analysis expert Dr. Yaneer Bar-Yam describes how we have always had control over the spread of COVID-19 but have largely failed to understand the structural dynamics of its spread. In this thought-provoking interview with the World Socialist Web Site he explains the futility of simply increasing restrictions when cases go up and decreasing restrictions when cases go down-- if our goal is to completely end the pandemic....
Posted: Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:49AM
textHousing the Homeless: Austin, Texas by April Short
In a city as prosperous as Austin, no one should have to live on the streets, period. That became even more clear as we saw folks still sleeping out under bridges when we knew that zero-degree temperatures were coming—and sometimes there were hotels or lit-up buildings right across the streets....
Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 5:04AM
imageNewsom plans full reopening in June as deaths hit 60,000
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by Melody Isley (WSWS repost)
The practices of the ruling class have been completely negligent and arbitrary. Tiered reopenings, completely lackluster economic relief, dangerous working conditions throughout the whole pandemic and continuous infections have led to more than 3.7 million infections and 60,082 preventable deaths in California alone....
Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:26AM
imageOver 1600 gallons of oil spilled in Inglewood Oil Field; oil and gas scorecard released
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by Dan Bacher
“Yesterday's oil spill is a deadly reminder that the environmental racism that’s shaped and harmed Black, Indigenous, and people of color continues to put our health at risk,” said Martha Dina Arguello, STAND-LA Coalition and Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles....
Posted: Wed Apr 7, 2021 6:45PM
imageProf. Johanna Fernandez's account of Mumia Abu-Jamal's Health Emergency (from Verso Blog)
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by Johanna Fernandez, reposted by Jamal Journal
This article was originally published at the Verso Books blog on March 28, and is being reprinted here in full, no edits, with the permission of author Johanna Fernandez, from the Campaign to Bring Mumia Home. For the latest updates on Mumia’s health, please visit the Jamal Journal: www.JamalJournal.com....
Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 8:47PM