Jessica Corbett
Medical staff treat a patient suffering from Covid-19 in the COVID-19 intensive care unit at the United Memorial Medical Center on October 31, 2020 in Houston, Texas. (Photo: Go Nakamura/Getty Images)

Apr. 8, 2022

Just over a month into year three of the Covid-19 pandemic, research revealed Thursday that life expectancy in the United States declined again in 2021—which followed a well-documented drop in 2020 and contrasted a recovery trend in other high-income countries.

Gloria Oladipo
Chris Smalls, president of the Amazon Labor Union, helped co-ordinate the triumphant unionization effort at Amazon’s Staten Island, New York, warehouse. Photograph: Seth Wenig/AP

Apr. 6, 2022

Staff at more than 50 locations have contacted the organizers as a second warehouse is set to vote on a union later this month

Staff at more than 50 Amazon warehouses have contacted the organizers of last week’s historic vote establishing Amazon’s first-ever union, expressing interest in setting up unions of their own.

Ellen Brown, Scheer Post.

Apr. 5, 2022

Russia Is Following The American Playbook.

No country has successfully challenged the U.S. dollar’s global hegemony—until now. How did this happen and what will it mean?

Sonali Kolhatkar
Housing For People Not Profit

Editor: This article is of course relevant to Canada although it specifically talks of the situation in the US.

April 7, 2022  

Is housing a human right? Or is it a privilege affordable only to those who have made it under our unfair system of market capitalism?

Pepe Escobar, Strategic Culture.
Photo: Dado Ruvic / Reuters. - money

Apr, 1, 2022

A New Reality Is Being Formed.

The unipolar world is irrevocably becoming a thing of the past, a multipolar one is taking shape.

It was something to behold. Dmitri Medvedev, former Russian President, unrepentant Atlanticist, current deputy chairman of the Russian Security Council, decided to go totally unplugged in an outburst matching the combat star turn of Mr. Khinzal that delivered palpable shock and awe all across NATOstan.

Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research.
Almagul Menlibayeva (Kazakhstan), Transoxiana Dreams, 2010.

Apr. 1, 2022

Joseph Lee, Grist.
Report Reveals How The Dakota Access Pipeline Is Breaking The Law - Popular Resistance

Apr. 1, 2022

Authors Say The Study Could Be Pivotal In Stopping DAPL.

The federal government and the Dakota Access Pipeline’s parent company, Energy Transfer, misled the public, used substandard science, utilized poor technology, and broke the law by not cooperating with impacted Indigenous Nations. That’s according to a new report that also criticizes the Army Corp of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency for not completing a realistic analysis of the environmental damage the pipeline could cause.

Paul Kiel, Jesse Eisinger and Jeff Ernsthausen
Alex Bandoni/ProPublica. (Source Images: IRS Tax Form and Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images)
Given the likelihood, as outlined in the article below, that this idea will never be successfully legislated in Washington, one might think that Biden is putting it forward as a ploy to win votes for Democrats in the midterm elections this fall with no real intention to see it through to enactment. But it's interesting information.
       --- Gene McGuckin

Mar. 28, 2022



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