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Longest Period Without Fed Minimum Wage Increase Since Law Enacted in 1938

Longest Period Without Fed Minimum Wage Increase Since Law Enacted in 1938

June 16, 2019

The federal minimum wage has not been raised in nearly 10 years and June 16 marks the longest period it has been fixed without a raise. As a result, its value has significantly diminished. IPS’s Josh Hoxie says if it were raised to $15/hr, almost 40 million workers would benefit

Is Joe Biden's Folksy Shtick Beginning to Backfire?

Is Joe Biden’s Folksy Shtick Beginning to Backfire?

June 16, 2019

We can all have a good laugh at the scientific reasons why Biden’s comment about curing cancer was ridiculous, but his view of his own importance is no laughing matter

Methane Emissions Down, but Still Causing Climate Change

Methane Emissions Down, but Still Causing Climate Change

June 16, 2019

A new study concludes U.S. oil and natural gas site emissions have risen in the past decade, but at lower levels than measured before. Big Oil has jumped for joy, but  methane emissions still up over 150% over pre-industrial levels

Germany's Exit from Coal by 2038 Is a Major Transition

Germany’s Exit from Coal by 2038 Is a Major Transition

June 16, 2019

Even though German environmental groups say that Germany transition away from coal by 2038 is laudable, it is not as rapid as is needed to comply with the Paris Climate agreement. But it is an important first step, says PERI’s Bob Pollin

Where Are the Skeptics as the Drums Roll for War with Iran?

Where Are the Skeptics as the Drums Roll for War with Iran?

June 14, 2019

Vijay Prashad challenges the media reality that Iran attacked the oil tankers, calling for a real investigation to uncover the truth

Millions of Brazilians Join General Strike and Protests Against President's Austerity Reforms

Millions of Brazilians Join General Strike and Protests Against President’s Austerity Reforms

June 14, 2019

In what has become the largest mobilization against Brazil’s right-wing president Jair Bolsonaro, millions of Brazilians joined in the general strike, shutting down schools, banks, and public transportation. They are demanding a halt of the pension reform and the release of imprisoned ex-president Lula da Silva. Mike Fox reports from Brazil

Honduras: An Unholy Trinity of Oligarchy, Repression and Extractivism

Honduras: An Unholy Trinity of Oligarchy, Repression and Extractivism

June 14, 2019

In the Aguan River valley, land defenders struggle to protect their water from a mining project controlled by the wealthy Facussé family. Dimitri Lascari reports from Honduras

The Fight to Restrict Abortion Could Cost Republicans The 2020 Election

The Fight to Restrict Abortion Could Cost Republicans the 2020 Election

June 14, 2019

As conservatives restrict abortion access state by state, women have begun to win political offices and even challenge President Trump for the highest office in the country. A discussion with feminist icon Katherine Spillar co-founder of Ms. Magazine and Executive Director of the Feminist Majority

Women and African Americans Hit Hardest by Declining Jobs

Women and African Americans Hit Hardest by Declining Jobs

June 14, 2019

Women and African Americans dropped out of the labor market offsetting the number of people who claimed that they were unemployed. Women and African Americans are giving up on finding a job, as wages remain very low says AFL-CIO Chief Economist

What Future for the UK with One-Third of Children in Poverty?

What Future for the UK with One-Third of Children in Poverty?

June 14, 2019

Philip Alston, UN Special Rapporteur, says the alarming rise of poverty in the UK is deliberate–and so too in the US