Gutsy inmates crossed racial and ethnic lines to demand an end to the slave labor of prisoners, to racist overcharging and sentencing, and parole denials. Hats off to these courageous strikers. They exposed and fought the biggest jailer in the world — the USA.
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The most recent revelations indicate the “Church operates as a crime syndicate engaged in sex trafficking. Ending public underwriting of this institution would be a small measure of justice for its victims.”
It’s not enough to pick one crisis to editorialize. The world is aflame in crises and misery, from Syrians and Yemenis in the Middle East, to the Congolese and Libyans in Africa, to the Royhinga in Asia. Fighting capitalism is the only antidote for all this suffering.
Having been roundly trounced in the postal survey on same-sex marriage equality, the right wing has a new angle to pursue its reactionary social agenda: demands for religious freedom and a hysterical campaign of gender policing, especially in schools. The Ruddock review into religious freedom was established as a concession to the ultra-conservative faction in… Read more »
The trade union movement is firing up for another mid-week mass union rally. The theme, Australia needs a pay rise, is sure to strike a chord with workers seeing their wages flatline. Income inequality is the worst in 70 years, and it’s not hard to see why. Wage growth in the private sector is well… Read more »
Around the world, media workers are threatened, stymied, and murdered.
The new president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), lifted aspirations by campaigning against poverty, corruption and state violence. But what will he deliver?
Some economists want us to believe that high unemployment is better for the economy!
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson calls rules against racist segregation a “failed socialist experiment.”
Betrayed and sorely afflicted, Nicaraguan workers and students and campesinos are sustaining a massive uprising against a reactionary and corrupt regime.