‘Catastrophe’ Feared as 35 Million People Are Set to Lose Jobless Aid in 3 Days ~~ Jake Johnson

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/09/03/catastrophe-feared-35-million-people-are-set-lose-jobless-aid-3-days “Millions will suffer as they lose this critical source of income and the loss of spending will suppress job growth.” Millions of jobless workers are set to lose critical unemployment benefits in roughly 72 hours—and neither Congress nor the Biden administration seem prepared to do anything about it. Despite the ongoing threat posed by the… Continue reading ‘Catastrophe’ Feared as 35 Million People Are Set to Lose Jobless Aid in 3 Days ~~ Jake Johnson

The Double Deformation ~~ Michael A. Lebowitz

https://climateandcapitalism.com/2021/06/17/the-double-deformation/  ~~ posted for collectivist ~~ Economic exploitation is only one aspect of capitalism. The crisis of humanity and the crisis of the earth system are inseparable Michael A. Lebowitz is professor emeritus of economics at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. His books include The Socialist Imperative, The Contradictions of Real Socialism, and Between… Continue reading The Double Deformation ~~ Michael A. Lebowitz

The Meaning of “Open Borders” ~~ JACOB HORNBERGER

 https://www.counterpunch.org/2021/08/25/the-meaning-of-open-borders/ Guests on conservative Fox News are going nuts over what they are calling President Biden’s “open borders” policy. One recent example was Stephen Miller, a former Trump advisor, who appeared on Tucker Carlson’s show, where he lamented Biden’s supposed “open-border policies.” Another was Louisiana Senator John Kennedy, who appeared on Fox and Friends, where he complained that Biden… Continue reading The Meaning of “Open Borders” ~~ JACOB HORNBERGER

Imperialism, Migrant Labor, and the Nation: The Canadian Example ~~ Zachary Reimer

https://mronline.org/2021/07/14/imperialism-migrant-labor-and-the-nation-the-canadian-example/ ~~ posted for collectivist ~~ Migrant farm labourers at work in Vittoria, Ontario. Image credit: Michael Swan (Flickr). Imperialism, Migrant Labor, and the Nation: The Canadian Example Posted Jul 14, 2021 by Zachary Reimer Empire, Immigration, Imperialism, LaborCanadaMonthly Review EssaysFeatured In May 2014, Liberal Party-leader Justin Trudeau accused Stephen Harper’s federal government of ballooning Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker… Continue reading Imperialism, Migrant Labor, and the Nation: The Canadian Example ~~ Zachary Reimer

Workers Are Funding The War On Themselves. ~~ David Sirota

https://www.dailyposter.com/workers-are-funding-the-war-on-themselves/ ~~ posted for dmorista ~~ How workers’ retirement savings are enriching billionaires and, in every way imaginable, financing the apocalypse. As the private equity industry launches ads to protect its lucrative tax preferences, we should remember that this industry is the unseen man behind the curtain driving many social ills — from high hospital prices to surprise medical bills to nursing… Continue reading Workers Are Funding The War On Themselves. ~~ David Sirota

Chile’s Neoliberal Nightmare, New Constitution, and Daniel Jadue ~~ W. T. WHITNEY

https://www.counterpunch.org/2021/05/07/chiles-neoliberal-nightmare-new-constitution-and-daniel-jadue/ ~~recommended by a guest contributor ~~ FacebookTwitterRedditEmail Working and marginalized people in Chile can now see possibilities of relief from the political grief of decades.  A new constitution is in the works. And Daniel Jadue, author of an astonishingly progressive program as mayor of Rocoleta municipality, is a presidential candidate. The election is set… Continue reading Chile’s Neoliberal Nightmare, New Constitution, and Daniel Jadue ~~ W. T. WHITNEY

Principles of Radical Political Economics ~~Al Campbell, Ann Davis, David Fields, Paddy Quick, Jared Ragusett and Geoffrey Schneider

https://urpe.org/resource/principles-of-radical-political-economics/ ~~ posted for collectivist ~~ Radical Political Economists oppose injustice and oppression rather than supporting the status quo. The starting point for radical political economists is agreement on the need to oppose injustice and oppression and the conviction that a theoretical understanding of contemporary societies can contribute to the political movements necessary to address… Continue reading Principles of Radical Political Economics ~~Al Campbell, Ann Davis, David Fields, Paddy Quick, Jared Ragusett and Geoffrey Schneider

MUSIC THREAD – Hallelujah I’m A Bum!

How about a music thread for a change? Putting this up because a Counterpunch article mentioned “Hallelujah I’m a Bum” and it brought back memories of my dad crooning this to me as a youngster.  (Got distracted from the actual article…  lol) According to Wiki,  The song’s authorship is uncertain, but according to hobo poetry researcher… Continue reading MUSIC THREAD – Hallelujah I’m A Bum!

Restaurant Workers Say They Won’t Return to Work Without a Living Wage ~~ Saru Jayaraman

 https://truthout.org/articles/restaurant-workers-say-they-wont-return-to-work-without-a-living-wage/ ~~ posted for collectivist ~~ Deatrice Edie holds her grandson as she protests alongside employees of a McDonald’s franchise in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on May 19, 2021, to demand a $15 an hour minimum wage.On May 20, 2021, about 50 service worker leaders at One Fair Wage, an organization I lead that brings together… Continue reading Restaurant Workers Say They Won’t Return to Work Without a Living Wage ~~ Saru Jayaraman

How Corporations Pumped Up CEO Pay While Their Low-Wage Workers Suffered in the Pandemic ~~ SARAH ANDERSON

https://www.counterpunch.org/2021/05/14/how-corporations-pumped-up-ceo-pay-while-their-low-wage-workers-suffered-in-the-pandemic/ ~~ posted for collectivist ~~ During the pandemic, low-wage workers have lost income, jobs, and lives. And yet many of the nation’s top-tier corporations have been fixated on protecting their wealthy CEOs, even bending their own rules to pump up executive paychecks. A new Institute for Policy Studies report finds that 51 of the country’s 100… Continue reading How Corporations Pumped Up CEO Pay While Their Low-Wage Workers Suffered in the Pandemic ~~ SARAH ANDERSON