Economy

Essential Remittances To Africa Devastated By Coronavirus Pandemic

Essential Remittances To Africa Devastated By Coronavirus Pandemic

May 29, 2020

Families dependent on remittances from seasonal workers are facing a crisis, even in countries without widespread COVID-19 cases.

A Just Reopening Prioritizes People Over Profits

May 20, 2020

As Trump’s “reopening” endangers lives, Democrats must advance policy that gives working people something to fight for, argues In These Times’ Sarah Lazare.

Stir Crazy!

May 18, 2020
Stuck in the house? Social distancing at work? Need a break from the kids? Join your favorite Real News correspondents as we discuss some of the news stories that have us terrified today.

The Obscenity Of ‘Honoring Healthcare Workers’ With Military Flyovers

May 4, 2020

“Please spend that money housing homeless and incarcerated people in safe places where they can be socially distanced,” said one nurse.

How Can Oil Be Worth Less Than Zero?

April 29, 2020

Dan Dicker traded oil futures for 25 years on the NYSE. He explains how COVID-19 created a perfect storm for oil markets, and why it still doesn’t make green energy inevitable.

Climate Crisis: Oil Below Zero, Planet of the Humans, Earth Day At 50

April 25, 2020

Earth Day turns 50, the price of oil falls below zero, Michael Moore’s new film “Planet of the Humans” generates controversy. And San Diego had big mass transit plans—then COVID-19 happened.

Georgia’s Furloughed Workers Struggled To Get Unemployment Benefits. Now They Worry About Losing Them

April 24, 2020

Once businesses reopen, workers like Cameren Cook in Atlanta may have to decide between risking COVID-19 and not making their rent.

The Second COVID-19 Bailout Still Won’t Be Enough

April 22, 2020

Trump demands that states take the lead on COVID-19 response but won’t give federal support for local governments or workers, and is still fighting oversight for the trillions already spent on stimulus.

Congressional Candidate Urges Rent Strikes To Protect Tenants

April 7, 2020

Washington DSA member Joshua Collins’ digital campaign is courting pissed off young voters.

Healthcare Workers Punished For Challenging ‘Profit Over People’ Management

April 7, 2020

The US medical system’s drive to maximize profit has always been at the cost of public health, and amplifies the danger healthcare workers and their patients face from COVID-19.