Popular Resistance

2020 Jul 9 - 1:48am
Following the murder of George Floyd by a white police officer in Minneapolis on May 25, a nationwide uprising of unprecedented proportions has swept  the U.S. in thousands of cities and towns, large and small, across all 50 states. This surge of mass resistance around issues of racial injustice, occurring against the backdrop of a major public health crisis and increasingly deteriorating economic conditions, has laid bare the failure of our...
Tags: Resist!, covid-19, George Floyd, Prisons, Rebellion2020
2020 Jul 9 - 1:33am
The U.S.-backed, interim president Jeanine Añez only has 13 percent of the voting intention. The Latin America Strategic Center for Geopolitics (CELAG) Tuesday published the results of a survey according to which the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) presidential candidate Luis Arce would get 41.9 percent of the votes in the upcoming elections in September. This percentage of popular support would allow him to win the elections in the first round...
Tags: Educate!, bolivia, elections, Socialism, US Regime Change
2020 Jul 9 - 1:27am
The U.S. has bought up almost all of the stock of remdesivir from Gilead, making it nearly impossible for this COVID-19 drug to be available anywhere else in the world. After making America sick again, Trump is trying to compensate for his administration’s failure by buying Gilead’s production for the next three months for the U.S., leaving nothing for the rest of the world. This makes it all the more urgent for India and other countries that ...
Tags: Create!, big pharma, covid-19, International Solidarity, pandemic
2020 Jul 9 - 1:21am
New Orleans has recently seen some of the largest protests in the city’s modern history — with thousands of people taking to the streets daily to demand systemic change, including defunding police and money for housing, healthcare and jobs. These protests are the visible manifestation of grassroots organizing that has been going for decades and did not stop with COVID-19. This video highlights just a few of the many organizations that have built...
Tags: Resistance Report, Human Rights, New Orleans, Rebellion2020, Social Movements
2020 Jul 9 - 1:14am
Education inequality is not just a divide between rich and poor but also between the ultra-rich and everyone else. In 2020, a Pennsylvania State University researcher documented how the wealthiest school districts in America — the top 1 percent — fund their schools at much higher levels than everyone else and are increasing their school spending at a faster rate. The school funding gap between a top 1 percent district (mostly white suburbs) and...
Tags: Educate!, Education, education funding, Inequality, Systemic Racism
2020 Jul 9 - 1:02am
All Great Recessions with an initial deep economic contraction, are typically followed by brief shallow recoveries, cut short by subsequent double dips or quarters of no growth stagnation. That was true of the Great Recession of 2008-09, which didn’t really end in June 2009 but bounced along the bottom economically for several more years. A similar trajectory will almost certainly follow today’s 2020 Great Recession 2.0 now concluding its Phase...
Tags: Educate!, covid-19, Economic Collapse, Finanace and the Economy, recession
2020 Jul 9 - 12:59am
If people who want to start a worker-owned cooperative are currently working for a government agency — like we were working for a nonprofit that was contracting with a government agency — but even if you are working directly with a government agency and they're going to outsource your jobs to another company, you have the best expertise that anyone could have for doing your job. And if you form a worker cooperative and put in your own bid, there...
Tags: Create!, New Economy, Nonprofits, Wisconsin, Worker Cooperatives
2020 Jul 9 - 12:53am
The current flavor of ‘no holds barred’ capitalism sits at this precipice. For years, it has extracted everything within its reach. It has exploited our natural resources and damaged our ecosystems. It has claimed our time and effort, and even our hopes and dreams. All these things have been treated as resources to be mined for a system that’s systematically designed to benefit the few. The main idea underpinning the current version of...
Tags: Create!, capitalism, covid-19, Inequality, recession
2020 Jul 9 - 12:43am
The U.S. military command’s pushback against President Donald Trump’s attempt to use the military against people demanding racial justice has received a lot of good press. But let’s not overdo the praise. For most of their existence, the U.S. Armed Forces were racially segregated. It was only in the 1950s that the slow process of integration began, with racial discrimination still a major problem in the ranks today. While race has been widely...
Tags: Educate!, genocide, Racism, Wars and Militarism, White Supremacy
2020 Jul 9 - 12:32am
In recent months, members of progressive direct-action organizations have developed new systems for checking on their neighbors, dropping off food and medicine, providing protective personal equipment to incarcerated family members, and giving cash to those suddenly unemployed to meet immediate rent, food, and medical needs. At the same time, they’re continuing to press for workers’ rights and proper health care during the pandemic, as well as...
Tags: Organize!, covid-19, mutual aid, pandemic, recession
2020 Jun 26 - 2:13am
Here in the year of 2020 of the 21st century, we descendants of the people who created and first started singing the blues set to music, way back in the 19th century, are still singing the blues today. Those people who historically gave us the reasons to write and sing the blues because of our ill treatment and overwhelming oppression could not truly understand, appreciate or relate to our historical or present-day pain and suffering.  We...
Tags: Educate!, BLACK AMERICA, blues, covid-19, Systemic Racism
2020 Jun 26 - 2:06am
Government investment in green technology and infrastructure is needed to create thousands of jobs and prevent a recession. Working with unions and employers, the government has put in place the Job Retention Scheme and self-employed income support schemes, protecting the jobs and incomes of millions of workers during the coronavirus crisis. But more is needed, and fast. Without further bold action from the government, we risk huge losses of...
Tags: Create!, covid-19, Green Economy, Jobs and Wages, recession

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