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Embassy protectors pack the Hugo Chavez library for an event with John Kiriakou. By Margaret Flowers.

Activists Remain In Venezuelan Embassy With Gratitude From Foreign Ministry

April 25, 2019

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese / Popular Resistance Above photo: Embassy protectors pack the Hugo Chavez library for an event with John Kiriakou. By Margaret Flowers. Washington, DC – Thursday, April 25, the day activists anticipated the Secret Service might evict them from the Venezuelan embassy, turned into a day of growing support for…

Pete Buttigieg Trivializes the Impact of Trade on US Job Losses

Pete Buttigieg Trivializes the Impact of Trade on US Job Losses

April 25, 2019

By Dean Baker / Truthout In his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, Pete Buttigieg has been telling audiences that the U.S. lost six times as many jobs due to automation than trade from 2000 to 2010, according to The Washington Post. This is literally true, but for all practical purposes it is a very…

Pablo Picasso, Guernica, 1937.

If War Is an Industry, How Can There Be Peace in a Capitalist World? The Seventeenth Newsletter (2019).

April 25, 2019

By Vijay Prashad. Greetings from the desk of the Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. On 26 April 1937, twelve bombers of the German Condor Legion and the Italian Aviazione Legionaria flew low over the Basque country of Spain in the midst of the Spanish Civil War (1936-39). They tore down over the small town of…

Labour Protest in Mexico 2019: The SITUAM Strike

Labour Protest in Mexico 2019: The SITUAM Strike

April 25, 2019

By Richard Roman and Edur Velasco Arregui / Socialist Project. SITUAM, Sindicato Independiente de Trabajadores de la Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (Independent Union of Workers of the Metropolitan Autonomous University), is an industrially organized university union; that is, it represents scholars as well as both blue-collar and white-collar workers. The Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (UAM) is the…

Defense of Venezuela's US Embassy: Activists Versus US Government

Arresting Members Of The Embassy Protection Collective Would Be Unlawful

April 25, 2019

By Kevin Zeese / Popular Resistance Washington, DC – We told the State Department that if they enter the Venezuelan Embassy, they are violating international law, and if they arrest members of the Collective for trespass or unlawful entry, these will be unlawful arrests. Members of the Collective are in the embassy with the permission…

Joe Biden: Puffery vs. Reality

Joe Biden: Puffery vs. Reality

April 24, 2019

By Norman Solomon Let’s be blunt: As a supposed friend of American workers, Joe Biden is a phony. And now that he’s running for president, Biden’s huge task is to hide his phoniness. From the outset, with dim prospects from small donors, the Biden campaign is depending on big checks from the rich and corporate…

Threatening the Chair of the Fed Is No Way to Lower Interest Rates

Threatening the Chair of the Fed Is No Way to Lower Interest Rates

April 18, 2019

Dean Baker  / Truthout Donald Trump has repeatedly criticized the Federal Reserve Board for raising interest rates. He has a point; the Federal Reserve Board has raised interest rates more than was necessary to combat any potential threats from inflation. However, the way Trump makes his point, which has included berating the Fed, threatening to…

World Bank Dispossessing Rural Poor

World Bank Dispossessing Rural Poor

April 16, 2019

By Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis Chowdhury / IPS News. KUALA LUMPUR and SYDNEY, Apr 18 2019 (IPS) – The World Bank’s Enabling the Business of Agriculture (EBA) project, launched in 2013, has sought agricultural reforms favouring the corporate sector. EBA was initially established to support the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, initiated…

medicare for all

Medicare for All 64-Year-Olds

April 15, 2019

By Dean Baker / CEPR. The push for universal Medicare was given new momentum by Bernie Sanders campaign for the 2016 Democratic nomination. While it is still quite far from becoming law in even an optimistic scenario, it is certainly now treated as a serious political position. This is probably best demonstrated by the fact…

Brazil Under Bolsonaro: Social Base, Agenda and Perspectives

Brazil Under Bolsonaro: Social Base, Agenda and Perspectives

April 15, 2019

Ana Garcia / Socialist Project. The rise of the far right is a worldwide phenomenon, rooted in the nefarious effects of neoliberal globalization which have pushed the world into mass unemployment and enormous inequalities. I consider it to be a late political effect of the global financial crisis that hit the world at the beginning…