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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 5:45pm 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 9:30am 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 12:45am 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 6:32am 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 11:04am PDT
imageEcuador President's Neoliberal Economic Reforms Face Broad Opposition
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by Harvey Goldberg
Protesters march in Cotapaxi Province in Ecuador October 27, 2021 Photo credit: Conaie Comunicacion At issue are the economic policies Ecuador will pursue as it struggles to recover from a deep pandemic related recession and massive unemployment. President Lasso is facing opposition in Ecuador's National Assembly, legal challenges in the courts, and last week, militant protests in the streets. Also at issue is the future of Lasso’s presidency. Ecuador is a country with a history of fo...
Posted: Tue, Nov 2, 2021 6:31am PDT
imageCampaign for censorship of Facebook content intensifies following January 6 disclosures
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by Kevin Reed (WSWS repost)
A series of leaked Facebook documents addressing internal company responses to the January 6 insurrection in Washington D.C. are being used to further a bipartisan campaign for government control of social media content....
Posted: Sat, Oct 30, 2021 12:00pm 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 7:51am 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 1:25pm 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 11:13am PDT
textWorld Leaders and Development Banks Coordinate Investments to Fight Pandemic, Poverty and by Jubilee USA Network
Heads of state, finance ministers and 450 public banks conclude two days of meetings for the second “Finance in Common Summit” in Rome. The summit focuses on agricultural development and previous commitments on COVID recovery, development and climate policies....
Posted: Wed, Oct 20, 2021 12:50pm PDT
textFaith Communities around the Country and World call for a COVID Response that Prioritizes by Jubilee USA Network
World leaders met for annual IMF, World Bank and G20 meetings. The IMF lowered economic growth projections for all countries, and downgraded United States growth projections for 2021....
Posted: Mon, Oct 18, 2021 10:14am PDT
textTrump putsch was outcome of two-decade attack on constitutional rule and legality by Richard Hoffman (WSWS repost)
The attempted coup was the culmination of a protracted assault on democratic rights and constitutional rule by successive Republican and Democratic administrations....
Posted: Fri, Oct 15, 2021 9:07am PDT
textIMF: Wealthy and Poor Countries Face COVID Economic Challenges by Olivia Engling
The IMF World Economic Outlook report lowered economic growth projections for wealthy and poor countries. The IMF forecasts 5.9% global economic growth....
Posted: Wed, Oct 13, 2021 8:28am PDT
textIMF: Wealthy and Poor Countries Face COVID Economic Challenges by Jubilee USA Network
The IMF World Economic Outlook report lowered economic growth projections for wealthy and poor countries. The IMF forecasts 5.9% global economic growth....
Posted: Wed, Oct 13, 2021 6:12am PDT
textPandora Papers Reveal Financial Secrecy that Drains Resources from Poor Countries by Jubilee USA Network
An investigation into more than 11 million private financial documents show hundreds of public officials in 90 nations using schemes to hide wealth offshore and avoid taxes. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists released the Pandora Papers in partnership with the Washington Post and 600 journalists in 116 countries....
Posted: Tue, Oct 5, 2021 6:14am PDT
textWealthy Countries Must Share Pandemic Relief Aid, Organizations Say by Jubilee USA Network
In a letter to finance ministers, 250 organizations call on wealthy countries to donate IMF emergency currency they don't need to poor countries. In August, the IMF created $650 billion in Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) to support global coronavirus response. More than $400 billion went to wealthy countries and $230 billion went to developing countries....
Posted: Thu, Sep 30, 2021 8:02am PDT
textWhite House Holds Global COVID Summit at United Nations by Jubilee USA Network
On the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, President Biden virtually hosts world leaders to make commitments for global vaccine and health equipment distribution....
Posted: Wed, Sep 22, 2021 8:07am PDT
textWoodward revelations expose Democrats’ calls for “unity” with Republican coup plotters by Patrick Martin (WSWS Repost)
The Biden White House and Democratic leaders in Congress see any investigation into the January 6 plots as an obstacle to bipartisan collaboration with the Republicans....
Posted: Thu, Sep 16, 2021 10:25am PDT