USA

29/03/20
Author: 
Richard D. Wolff
March/April 2020 issue

The catastrophe demonstrates the results when public health is subordinate to private profit and to a governmental apparatus that adulates the superiority of private over public administration. The catastrophe we are living through was caused by a capitalist system that could not anticipate, plan for, or cope with the coronavirus. To “get through” this catastrophe yet leave the system intact will guarantee the next catastrophe.

 
29/03/20
Author: 
Jake Johnson
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) gives a thumbs up sign after speaking on the floor of the U.S. Senate on March 25, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images
$250 billion for direct payments to Americans, $250 billion for expanded unemployment benefits, $4 trillion to bail out corporations!

March 26, 2020

28/03/20
Author: 
Earth Justice
Flags fly at the Oceti Sakowin Camp in 2016, near Cannonball, North Dakota.  LUCAS ZHAO / CC BY-NC 2.0
MARCH 25, 2020
 

Victory: Decision cites risks of pipeline spills to Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

 
Washington, D.C. — 

A federal court today granted a request by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to strike down federal permits for the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline.

23/03/20
Author: 
Jane Slaughter
A city worker is cleaning a bus at the end of the line. Photo: Jim West / jimwestphoto.com.

March 21, 2020  

Detroit bus drivers collectively declared Tuesday morning that they weren’t going to work without safety precautions. Bus service was canceled throughout the city because of “the driver shortage,” as city officials put it.

The drivers’ union backed them up and their brief work stoppage, less than 24 hours, won all their demands. Fares will not be collected for the duration of the coronavirus crisis.

11/03/20
Author: 
Stephen Groves

March 5, 2020

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Gov. Kristi Noem’s proposal to revive the state’s criminal and civil punishments for riots passed a final Senate vote on Thursday and will next proceed to her desk.

03/03/20
Author: 
Marlee Kokotovic
Protest against Constitution Pipeline US

March 3, 2020

This is a huge victory for environmental activists, pro-development advocates, and clean water advocates.

02/03/20
Author: 
Rob Urie
 Bernie Sanders - Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair

FEBRUARY 28, 2020

Wherever Bernie Sanders’ campaign goes from here, the left critique of establishment politics is getting empirical backing through popular support for his candidacy. The establishment’s response— incredulity that the little people have the temerity to question their betters, is combined with a posture of victimhood, that blameless elites are being demonized by neo-collectivist malcontents who are too stupid to appreciate the blessing that four decades of neoliberalism has bestowed on them.

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