Trump sics armed federal thugs on Portland protesters

Watching Constitutionally Protected Freedoms Die in Oregon

Update:  Oregon’s two senators and two members of the House from the state are calling on the Inspectors General of the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice into the excessive use of violence and of secretive behavior and lack of idendification of federal “paramiitary” police in Portland.    One of the most clear …

Article in FAIR.org

NY Times Acknowledges Need for Economic Change—Without Crediting Those Who Would Bring It

(This article by Dave Lindorff appears in Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting where it can be read in its entirety)   Online readers of the New York Times might have been forgiven if, when they got to the editorial section on June 24, they thought they had accidentally jumped to the website of Socialist Action, or at least The …

Trumpian xenophobia expands to include smart, well-funded foreigners:

Trump Antipathy Towards Foreign College Students Digs US Economic Hole Even Deeper

By Allen Baker President Donald Trump’s belligerence toward China and his administration’s heartless and ill-thought-out Executive order to throw out foreign college students whose colleges, for health reasons, opt for another semester of on-line classes, could cast another wrench into the already clanking engine of the US economy. US colleges enroll around 1.1 million foreign …

Epidemic Epistle IX: A COVID-19 crisis diary by TCBH! members

Put to the (COVID-19) Test by the National Guard in Pennsylvania

  My wife Joyce and I visited the front in the war zone yesterday. I’m talking about the “war” on the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. We registered for COVID-19 testing on Tuesday when Joyce, usually highly energetic,  started feeling physically drained for no reason and began running a low-grade elevated temperature of 98.9 all day. We …

Fat-cat Republicans in Congress want to make workers go back to their shit-paying jobs

Unemployment Stimulus Bill Exposes Obscenity of America’s Low Minimum Wage

(This article initially ran in Tarbell.org, the investigative news site, under a joint publishing arrangement with ThisCantBeHappening.)   With COVID-19 still raging after having killed over 100,000 Americans, making it one of the worst epidemics since the 1918 Spanish flu, and with a staggering 41 million workers, 27% of the labor force, out of a …

Redistribution by another name:

Nationwide Looting and Arson as Urban Poor Lose Fear and Pent-Up Rage at Cops and the System Explodes

Across the US, cities, especially fancy malls and outlets of major retail chains, are being busted into and ransacked, as police squad cars get flipped over and torched, in scenes not seen in the US since the mid to late 1960s. Many of the perpetrators of these actions are black residents of these cities, but …

After getting $600/week in jobless pay, going back to work for $7.25 sucks:

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 its 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 …

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 …

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 …