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textBidenomics, One Year Later by Zach Silk
The Center for American Progress takes a different approach, examining the successes of President Biden’s bold economic policies and calling for the continuation and expansion of those policies in the years ahead by making permanent expansions to the safety net, providing rental assistance to families facing down the end of local eviction moratoriums....
Posted: Thu, Jan 20, 2022 5:21pm PST
textOminous History in Real Time: Where We Are Now in the USA by Norman Solomon
Choking on corporate power...
Posted: Sat, Jan 15, 2022 10:19pm PST
textThose who benefit from Corona should pay too by Casper Busse
It's a dangerous trend for a society that is already tending to drift apart and where tensions could become ever greater: Corona has caused the differences between rich and poor to grow, even in Germany. Those who have anyway will become richer in the pandemic. For those who have to struggle, it will be even harder....
Posted: Fri, Jan 14, 2022 11:01am PST
textJanuary 6th Remembrance Vigil Photos from Walnut Creek by Leon Kunstenaar (editor)
Photos by David Rowland/ProBonoPhoto See link...
Posted: Sat, Jan 8, 2022 5:29pm PST
textLeft party wins election in Honduras, 12/15/2021 by Otto Konig and Richard Detje
Xiomara Castro is the wife of former President Manuel Zelaya, who was ousted from office in 2009. She is supported by an alliance of the parties Libre, Salvador de Honduras, parts of the Liberal Party and the small party Pinu. Twelve years after the right-wing coup against then-President Manuel Zelaya, there is a change of power in one of the poorest countries in Latin America....
Posted: Fri, Jan 7, 2022 5:26am PST
textWhite House Hosts Democracy Summit and Highlights Global Anti-Corruption Commitments by Olivia Engling
More than 100 leaders showcase initiatives to counter dictatorships, fight corruption and promote human rights at a virtual summit the White House hosts December 9-10....
Posted: Fri, Dec 10, 2021 9:11am PST
textCity of Santa Rosa hires first lady African American as City Manager by Naia Smith
History is made after Santa Rosa elects its first Aftican American woman as city Manager....
Posted: Tue, Dec 7, 2021 5:06pm PST
textThe Shortwave Report 12/03/21 Listen Globally! by Dan Roberts
A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. NHK Japan, Sputnik Radio, and Radio Havana Cuba....
Posted: Thu, Dec 2, 2021 4:45pm PST
textNew COVID Variant Forces Postponement of World Trade Ministers Meeting by Jubilee USA Network
The World Trade Organization postponed a meeting where trade ministers planned to decide on vaccine access and production issues for developing countries. The meeting, scheduled for Geneva, Switzerland, was canceled because of new travel restrictions due to the COVID Omicron variant. Waiving pharmaceutical company patents on COVID vaccines and treatments featured prominently on the agenda....
Posted: Mon, Nov 29, 2021 1:20pm PST
text“Taliban” Embedded in U.S. Government and Supreme Court by Nayvin Gordon
Religious fanatics seek to impose their beliefs on everyone...
Posted: Mon, Nov 22, 2021 5:37pm PST
textHow to learn from history: George F. Kennan by Christian Mueller
Reality shock today: Russia's fleet en route to US to help battle fuel crisis. 2 million barrels of Russian diesel to cool down the retail price that hit its highest level since 2014...NATO expansion to the east can only be understood as a provocation from Russia's point of view....
Posted: Sun, Nov 21, 2021 3:18pm PST
textHouse Build Back Better Act Supports Puerto Rico by Olivia Engling
The House of Representatives voted to increase Medicaid funding and incentives to support manufacturing jobs in Puerto Rico as part of the Build Back Better Act....
Posted: Fri, Nov 19, 2021 9:51am PST
textFound in Translation: New York Times Says Democrats Shouldn’t Challenge Oligarchy by Norman Solomon and Jeff Cohen
Decoding the newspeak...
Posted: Wed, Nov 10, 2021 12:25am PST
textState and crisis by Tomasz Konicz
Capitalist crisis policy is ultimately in a crisis trap, it can only choose between different paths into further crisis unfolding together with the inevitable devaluation of value: deflation or inflation. The central banks' billion-dollar "quantitative easing" may have prevented the collapse of the world financial system in 2020, but it is only a postponement of the crisis....
Posted: Sun, Nov 7, 2021 6:56am PST
textCOP26: New Research Shows Latin American and Caribbean Countries Face Growing Climate Risk by Olivia Engling
Washington DC – As climate talks continue in Scotland, new research shows that developing countries lack the resources to respond to the climate crisis....
Posted: Fri, Nov 5, 2021 11:33am PDT
textThe significance of the Democratic Party debacle on November 2 by Patrick Martin (WSWS Repost)
The Democratic Party has long abandoned policies to improve the social and economic position of working people, in favor of the politics of race and gender....
Posted: Wed, Nov 3, 2021 11:12pm PDT
textG20 Focuses on Vaccines, Health, Economy and Climate During Rome Summit by Jubilee USA Network
President Biden joins G20 heads of state in Rome to discuss COVID response, vaccines, debt, economic crisis and climate policies. This is the first in-person meeting of the leaders since before the onset of the pandemic....
Posted: Fri, Oct 29, 2021 7:23am PDT
textPuerto Rico Votes to Bring 4-Year Bankruptcy to an End by Jubilee USA Network
Puerto Rico’s Senate and House passed a deal that settles $35 billion in Puerto Rico debt and will save the island two-thirds in debt payments....
Posted: Wed, Oct 27, 2021 1:48pm PDT
textTrump aides, House members helped plan January 6 attack on Congress by Patrick Martin (WSWS Repost)
Two organizers of the January 6 rally at the White House told Rolling Stone magazine that they had “dozens” of meetings with leading Republicans in Washington....
Posted: Mon, Oct 25, 2021 10:38pm PDT
textLatin America and Caribbean Face Greater Pandemic Vulnerabilities According to New Research by Jubilee USA Network
A new online map highlights vulnerabilities that countries face in Latin America and the Caribbean. Jubilee USA Network and LATINDADD, two groups working on pandemic response, published the new online database detailing growing challenges faced by developing countries due to the pandemic....
Posted: Mon, Oct 25, 2021 11:21am PDT