The Australian government had two years to build hospitals, train health care workers, strengthen social services, and manufacture COVID tests and vaccines. They didn’t, because it would have gone against the neoliberal consensus that unites both major parties.
Smedley Butler was born to privilege and power, becoming a powerful general in the most powerful military in the world. But he realized he was playing a key role in an evil system, US imperialism — and used his privilege and power to speak out against it.
A new report reveals the breathtaking extent of global inequality — and the vast progress that a global wealth tax could underwrite in areas like child poverty and climate change.
Expanding voting rights without expanding economic rights, as the Democrats are now attempting to do, won’t save American democracy and won’t save the party from collapse.
In 1966, New York City public transit workers went on strike for a better contract, paralyzing the life of the city. The strike showed that New York couldn’t function without their labor and forced reluctant bosses to concede to their demands.
A strike by over 8,000 workers at Kroger-owned stores in Colorado is entering week two. The company has won a restraining order against its employees, limiting the number of workers who picket on company premises — a tried-and-true method of breaking a strike.
The Bronx apartment fire that recently killed 17 people was a devastating tragedy. It is also the entirely predictable outcome of a housing market that forces tenants to grovel for basic repairs while landlords rule as something close to kings.
A year ago, all eyes were on the unionization election at Amazon’s warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, where illegal union suppression tactics by Amazon helped sink the drive. Thanks to a court order, that vote is about to be rerun.
Nairobi, Kenya’s police took the COVID-19 lockdown as an opportunity to increase violent harassment of the city’s citizens. Since 2020, police have killed more than 326 people. Among them: 13-year-old Yassin Moyo.
In 1989, Romania finally dropped its infamous policy banning all forms of birth control. But today, many women are finding it impossible to get an abortion, faced with a systematic right-wing assault against reproductive rights.
In the UK, local governments are constantly agreeing to sleazy deals to provide hyperprofitable contracts to property developers. The only solution: ban developers and their lobbyists from councils.
The filibuster is not about democratic checks or minority rights. The filibuster is about giving corporations veto power over the economy — which is why Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema defend it.