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textJubilee USA Statement on IMF and World Bank Meetings and Development Committee Communiqué by Zachary Conti
The Development Committee, a ministerial-level consensus building and policymaking body for the World Bank and the IMF, met as part of the Spring IMF and World Bank Meetings....
Posted: Fri Apr 9, 2021 9:46AM
textJubilee USA Statement on World Bank and IMF Annual Meetings and IMFC Communiqué by Zachary Conti
World leaders, finance ministers, heads of corporations and development groups are meeting virtually for the World Bank and IMF Spring Meetings....
Posted: Thu Apr 8, 2021 9:42AM
imageOver 1600 gallons of oil spilled in Inglewood Oil Field; oil and gas scorecard released
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
text260 Faith, Labor and Development Groups Press IMF, G20 and White House on COVID Response by Zachary Conti
Ahead of Spring IMF and World Bank Meetings, World's Largest Unions, Human Rights Groups, Environmental and Religious Institutions Call for Aid, Debt Relief, Access to Emergency Reserves and Climate Protections...
Posted: Wed Apr 7, 2021 8:13AM
imageEcuador Indigenous Leader Endorses Left Presidential Candidate
by Harvey Goldberg
Jaime Vargas, President of Ecuador's largest Indigenous federation, CONAIE, endorsed Andrés Arauz, Presidential candidate for the Union for Hope, on April 3, 2021. Photo credit: El Comerico
Posted: Tue Apr 6, 2021 12:48PM
textIMF: Indebted Countries Suffer if US Interest Rates Rise by Zachary Conti
The IMF warns that rising US interest rates could impact the ability of developing countries to pay debt, leading to prolonged economic crisis....
Posted: Tue Apr 6, 2021 9:45AM
textIMF Reports Pandemic Economic Outlook Uncertain by Zachary Conti
Amidst Rising Inequality, Ninety Million Could Fall into Extreme Poverty...
Posted: Tue Apr 6, 2021 7:09AM
calendarSharat G. Lin: Participatory Democracy
by Human Agenda
Join Zoom Meeting: Meeting ID: 831 9114 8451 Passcode: 517759 Call in: +1 669-900-9128...
Event Date: Mon Apr 26, 2021 7:00PM
Posted: Mon Apr 5, 2021 8:58PM
calendarDemocracy on the Ropes: Fighting Voter Suppression Against BIPOC Communities
by Declaration for American Democracy
Online event...
Event Date: Wed Apr 7, 2021 4:00PM
Posted: Mon Apr 5, 2021 11:35AM
textIMF Cancels Debt for 28 Poor Countries into Fall of 2021 by Zachary Conti
The IMF Executive Board extended a process to cancel debt payments for the world's 28 poorest countries....
Posted: Mon Apr 5, 2021 9:11AM
calendarThe Danger of Money in Politics: SR1 For the People Act to Enforce Voter & Election Equity
by Greenpeace, LCV, Sierra Clu, DAD
Online event...
Event Date: Wed Apr 7, 2021 4:00PM
Posted: Sun Apr 4, 2021 9:27PM
textTreasury Notifies Congress of $650 Billion Emergency Reserves to Fight Global COVID Crisis by Zachary Conti
Washington DC –Treasury notified Congress of its support for $650 billion in IMF global reserves, also known as Special Drawing Rights (SDRs), to assist developing countries struggling with the coronavirus crisis. US law requires a ninety-day advance alert to Congress before the US votes for SDRs with the IMF board....
Posted: Fri Apr 2, 2021 7:12AM
calendar#ExpandTheCourt: Bring Balance Back to SCOTUS National Organizing Call
by Demand Justice, BLM Global Network, & more
Online action...
Event Date: Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:00PM
Posted: Thu Apr 1, 2021 2:46PM
imageThe political future of the United States is in the hands of the elderly
by Daniel Pike
The struggle for the presidency of the United States in the 2020 elections mercilessly exposed one very spicey feature of American politics - the key positions on the country's political Olympus were captured and firmly held by people over 70 years old....
Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2021 1:13AM
textIMF Head: Global Recovery Uncertain as People Face Income Drops by Zachary Conti
International Monetary Fund head Kristalina Georgieva warned of an uncertain global recovery as the world struggles with the COVID spurred economic crisis. The IMF Managing Director stated concern that average incomes in developing countries faced drops of 20% and 11% in advanced economies. "This loss of income means millions of people will face destitution, homelessness, and hunger," reported Georgieva during her curtain raiser speech ahead of the Spring IMF and World Bank meetings....
Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 8:22AM
imageBlowing The Whistle At Cal-OSHA! Newsom, Murder On The Job & Cal-OSHA's Destruction
by Labor Video Project
Charles Rachlis, a Cal-OSHA inspector blew the whistle on the massive failure of the agency which is supposed to protect the health and safety of workers in California. Governor Newsom ordered a hiring freeze in the middle of the pandemic and the agency has less than 200 inspectors for the 18 million workers of California. Rachlis spoke at a labor community rally on February 15, 2021....
Posted: Mon Mar 29, 2021 12:01PM
textPelosi names D.C. National Guard Commander William Walker to be House Sergeant-at-Arms by Jacob Crosse (WSWS repost)
The naming of military members to head the security of the House and Senate speaks to the intense crisis still roiling the capitalist state and the ongoing lack of trust between its security apparatus and Congress....
Posted: Mon Mar 29, 2021 11:28AM
calendarDAPL & Line 3 D.C. Protest Rally: Indigenous Youth & Allies Demand Build Back Fossil Free!
by Indigenous Environmental Network
Online here: In-person: Army Corps of Engineers HQ, 441 G Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20314...
Event Date: Thu Apr 1, 2021 8:00AM
Posted: Sun Mar 28, 2021 3:07PM
textUnrelenting e-mails from Gov. Newsom by CA Voter
Unrelenting e-mails from Gov. Newsom. It's enough to make me want to support his recall!...
Posted: Sat Mar 27, 2021 7:27PM
textCorporate Tax Avoidance in the First Year of the Trump Tax Law by ITEP
The tax breaks identified in this report are highly concentrated among a few very large corporations. Just 25 companies claimed $37.1 billion in tax breaks in 2018. That’s almost exactly half the $73.9 billion in tax subsidies claimed by all 379 companies in our study....
Posted: Fri Mar 26, 2021 3:00PM