U.S. Politics

Climate Crisis: COVID-19 Hits Mass Transit, Aviation, Fossil Fuel Industry

March 21, 2020

This week the coronavirus global pandemic spread rapidly in the United States, impacting public transit, aviation, the fossil fuel industry, and more.

Corporations Are Protecting Their Profits From COVID-19, Not Their Workers

March 20, 2020

Trump is offering big business billions of dollars as the pandemic spreads, and almost nothing for their stranded employees. But real protection for workers has to be much more than a $1000 check.

As Corporate Capitalists Beg For Socialism, Let’s Not Forget They Tried To Destroy It

March 19, 2020

Social programs and Medicare for All could help keep people at home to slow the spread of coronavirus, but mainstream media pundits continue to fearmonger during discussions of socialism.

Biden Is Wrong—Single-Payer Healthcare Does Help Fight Pandemics

March 19, 2020

In the last Democratic candidate debate, Biden claimed that single-payer healthcare didn’t help Italy fight the coronavirus. Health system expert Dr. James Kahn explains why he was wrong.

Growing Calls to End ICE Raids During the Coronavirus Pandemic

March 19, 2020

ACLU of Maryland staff attorney says closing immigration courts is a good first step, but warns prisoners and detainees remain at risk during the coronavirus outbreak.

2020 This Is Not a Drill

March 18, 2020

Left organizers have remade the electoral terrain in 2020, but not under conditions of their own choosing. They face a new set of challenges as movements chart the road ahead in the 2020 elections. Join hosts Rishi Awatramani and Adam Gold, in conversation with Marisa Franco from Mijente, Rachel Gilmer from Dream Defenders, Maurice Moe…

A Coronavirus Bailout Will Save Corporations, Not Workers

March 18, 2020

What happened to the cash from the last bailout? Industries spent it all on stock buybacks and are now looking for billions more in relief from the impact of coronavirus.

‘Bernie Bro’ Reign of Terror Is a Myth, According to Science

March 17, 2020

Data shows that supporters of Bernie Sanders are no worse than anyone else, but they’re perceived as being terrible because there are more of them on social media.

Democrats Debate: Neoliberal ‘Pragmatists’ Vs. People Pushing for Systemic Change

March 16, 2020

Pacifica’s Sonali Kolhatkar joins us to delve into what the divide means, how the power of the Sander’s movement can push change, and what lies ahead in the war against Trump.

Chelsea Manning Released But Still Faces Massive Fine

March 16, 2020

A judge released Manning from prison the day after her third suicide attempt because the grand jury inquiry has been disbanded. The massive fine shows this was about teaching her a lesson, not just about coercing her testimony against Assange.   Update March 16,2020: Supporters of Chelsea Manning managed to raise enough money with a…