Posts in: economy

HUD refuses to desegregate housing

June 2018

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson calls rules against racist segregation a “failed socialist experiment.”

Amazon extortion!

June 2018

The world’s richest man balks at helping the homeless.

Trans-Tasman Union Beat: Workers organising in Australia & Aotearoa

October 2016

Making history! Early childhood educators, who are members of the United Voice union, made history on 7 September, Equal Pay Day: they walked off the job, closing many childcare centres. They’ve been organising for pay justice for several years through the Big Steps campaign. Up to now, they’ve held weekend rallies, but this was their… Read more »

Letters to the Editor – October 2017

October 2017

POLITICAL PRISONER Punished with solitary Jaan K. Laaman, long-time anti-imperialist political prisoner, is still locked down in segregation (minimum of 23 hours per day in a 6’×9′ cell). Jaan has been in “segregation” for months simply for issuing two statements, a clear violation of free speech and human rights. He is being threatened with transfer… Read more »

In defense of public housing

October 2017

Public housing was a victory of the massive labor upsurge of the Great Depression that won the “New Deal” in the 1930s. Owned by the public, this housing is non-profit and the government is answerable to the community for how it’s run. Originally, public housing was available primarily to whites, and strictly segregated. Thanks to… Read more »