The nail-biter 2020 US election: What happened, why, and what’s next?

The nail-biter 2020 US election: What happened, why, and what’s next?

An exploration of what and who voters were casting ballots for and against – and what the country can expect next.
A screenshot of video showing a frightened-looking young Black girl. In the foreground can be seen the shoulder of a uniformed policeman. — MSNBC RIGHT NOW — 5-YEAR-OLD HANDCUFFED

Cops out of schools: Break the pipeline to prison

Behavior that would have gotten detention now gets handcuffs. It’s time to get armed police out of schools.
Call and write the Pennsylvania governor: Release Mumia Abu-Jamal and all elder prisoners threatened by Covid

Call and write the Pennsylvania governor: Release Mumia Abu-Jamal and all elder prisoners threatened by Covid

At least 20 guards have tested positive at the facility where Mumia is being held and the over 2,400 incarcerated people are in serious peril.
Putin’s political foe poisoned

Putin’s political foe poisoned

Oddly, the European Union asked questions, but didn’t mention Putin or Russia regarding Navalny’s poisoning.
Sign the petition: Protect employees and patients at Indigo Urgent Care clinics

Sign the petition: Protect employees and patients at Indigo Urgent Care clinics

MultiCare employees in Washington state are overworked, understaffed, and undersupplied with personal protective equipment.
healthcare, Take Action!, workers
The cover of The Poverty Industry book, with a background of run-down buildings.

Exposing the greedy bastards who prey on poor people

The coronavirus pandemic has thrown the sharp inequities in the U.S. into sharp relief. But they have always been there, and this book explains the role of business and government collusion.
Book Review, economy, healthcare, Inequality
Two children holding plastic jugs walk away from the camera past a pile of rubble. One of the children is looking over her shoulder smiling.

Yemen devastated while the world looks away

Humanitarian aid to Yemen dwindles as bombings, pandemics, locust swarms and famine bring genocide.
Tanzima Akter, works as a community facilitator under the LIUPC project of UNDP Bangladesh. Here she is distributing anti-bacterial and disinfecting soap to a family in Dhaka.

The tasks of socialists in the new international situation

This is a moment of crisis and agony for workers and oppressed people around the world, especially women. But it is also a moment of openings for socialist advocacy.
Seen from the back, a man in very casual attire sits in front of a desktop computer and two laptop computers. A shelf full of books is perched above his head.

Working from home: who wins, who loses?

Does the reality live up to the hype?
COVID-19, labor