Economy

It’s Still Class Warfare

Pretend All You Like, It’s Still Class Warfare by DAVID MACARAY It’s an old joke, but it bears repeating: An Oxford professor meets a former student on the street. He asks what he’s been up to lately. The student tells him he’s working on a doctoral thesis about the survival of the class system in the…

The Real Numbers: Half of America in Poverty

The Real Numbers: Half of America in Poverty — and It’s Creeping Upward The Census Bureau has reported that one out of six Americans lives in poverty. A shocking figure. But it’s actually much, much worse. May 26, 2013  | The  HYPERLINK “http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/poverty/about/overview/” \t “_blank” Census Bureau has reported that 15% of Americans live in poverty….

Austerity: A Violation of Human Rights?

Austerity: A Violation of Human Rights? by Laura Flanders Have you ever wished there was a set of standards by which budgets could be assessed that didn’t have to do with deficit hawks and stimulus sparrows pecking each other’s eyes out in the constricted ring of corporate opinion? A noble little park opened in New…

It’s the Physical Cliff, Stupid

It’s the Physical Cliff, Stupid We can lead at Doha and address our economic woes by John Atcheson OK.  There’s the fiscal cliff – a self-inflicted economic hotfoot, but nothing irrevocable. Then there’s the physical cliff – the remorseless warming of our planet driven by human emissions and the laws of physics, already irrevocable, and…

The Growing Global Movement Against Austerity

The Growing Global Movement Against Austerity by Amy Goodman Amaia Engana didn’t wait to be evicted from her home. On Nov. 9, in the town of Barakaldo, a suburb of Bilbao in Spain’s Basque Country, officials from the local judiciary were on their way to serve her eviction papers. Amaia stood on a chair and…

Election Over: 5 Hard Realities

Election Over: 5 Hard Realities Progressive Have to Face About Obama By Jeff Faux Democrats must start mobilizing their own agenda now. And the first step is to face the truth about Obama’s record. November 18, 2012  | Terrorized by the prospect of a complete takeover of the U.S. government by right-wing reactionaries—progressive Democrats swallowed…

It’s Election Time Again, Yea

It’s Election Time Again, Yea   More ranting from John Johnson I participated in the 1964 election, having been involved in supportive actions for the civil rights movement that was taking place in the South. Some of us were already working in groups, including the Young Democrats. Our main target was the reactionary Birch Society’s…

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