$600/week jobless checks are what minimum wage should be:

Pandemic Crisis and Recession Can Spark a Fight for Real Change in the US

  American workers have a huge opportunity as a result of this coronavirus pandemic — an opportunity to massively expand union membership in the workplace, and a chance, after decades of being ignored by Congress, to finally win a desperately needed increase in the federal minimum wage from it’s current $7.25 per hour to at …

Covid-19 Global Solidarity Coalition

Coalition for Universal Peace and Sustainable Life is Launched

Covid-19 Global Solidarity Coalition (CGSC) held two online conference launchings May23-4. Nearly two hundred people participated from several countries. They discussed the coalition’s manifesto written last month by around 50 people from a score of countries. Conference participants enthusiastically expressed agreement with the manifesto, signed by ca. 3000 people. They shared ideas for growth, connecting …

Illusion of inclusion clouds legalization

Legalization Advocate Opposes New Jersey Legalization Referendum

Flamboyant pro-pot advocate Ed Forchion – better known as NJ Weedman – is campaigning against New Jersey’s planned referendum to legalize marijuana. No, this is not fake news! One of America’s foremost champions for the legalization of cannabis is now crusading against approval of a measure to legalize marijuana scheduled for the New Jersey ballot …

Beware another Biden betrayal New Deal’s last legacy program:

As Republicans Face November Disaster, Efforts to Undermine Social Security Mount

Attacks on Social Security are coming thick and fast. It’s time for Americans of all ages who aren’t independently wealthy and don’t need to worry about a serious, career halting disability or surviving in old age to rally and fight back. The latest attack is the Trump Administration’s so-called “Eagle” plan, appropriately named for the …

Cooperative Economy vs. Capitalism

Worldwide Launching: Coalition for Universal Peace and Sustainable Life

The COVID-19 Global Solidarity Coalition will launch twice on May 23—09:00 and 21:00 EST time—unveiling a Manifesto signed by thousands of people and scores of organizations worldwide. The COVID-19 Global Solidarity Coalition began forming in March by 60 academics, activists, writers, artists, workers and students from a score of countries. Brief introductions of founding members are …

Joblessness surpasses Depression record and this virus isn't going away soon

Time for a Little Truth About the Economy and the COVID-19 Pandemic

(This story is being published jointly by ThisCantBeHappening.net and Tarbell.org) The auto industry is gearing up to bring back at least half its workers and to begin producing cars again. Across the country, states and localities are attempting to restart businesses that have been shuttered for as much as two months because of the Coronavirus …

Epidemic Epistle VIII: A COVID-19 crisis diary by ThisCantBeHappening! collective members

My pandemic

I want to write about How Covid-19 is not the biggest setback That this country has faced. Granted, it has set us back irretrievably So the life we lived before the pandemic Is a memory. Speaking of memories, And with plenty of time on my hands, I need to talk about Something that happened in …

Just a number?

US Jobless Rate Broke Depression-Era Record — but Most Media Missed It

(This story by Dave Lindorff was published initially in FAIR.org) The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ eagerly awaited Friday morning Official Unemployment Rate report for April—what editors generally call the BLS’s “headline” rate of unemployment —was definitely headline-worthy. This was especially evident in the next day’s New York Times (5/9/20), which ran a bar chart of historic unemployment …