Tori Bedford
Starbucks baristas Kylah Clay, Tyler Daguerre, Ash O'Neill and others celebrate the first union victories at Starbucks locations in Massachusetts, Monday, April 11, 2022.

Apr. 11, 2022

Two Starbucks stores in the Boston area won union elections Monday, becoming the first unionized locations in the state.

Joined by union organizers and supporters from around the state, baristas from Starbucks locations in Coolidge Corner and Allston erupted in cheers and embraced one another as election results were announced by an official from the National Labor Relations Board: 14-0 in Brookline and 16-0 in Allston.

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


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