Affordable health care for all is now at the center of the presidential debate. Two of the top three contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination—Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders—support Medicare for All. Donald Trump, who wants to eliminate the Affordable Care Act and has already added some 10 million people to the ranks of the uninsured, scorns it as … [Read more...]
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Chicago teachers and staff returned to the classrooms in November after more than two weeks on strike. Their walkout lasted longer than the city’s landmark 2012 strike, as well as those in Los Angeles and Oakland earlier this year. The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) strike ended with Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot agreeing to restore five make up instructional days. A … [Read more...]
Editors note: Over the last several months a rebellion has been taking place in Haiti. It is not being covered in the U.S. press but it is important that people in the U.S. understand the roots of their discontent. During July 2018, the Haitian government under former Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant announced a series of austerity measures, which would prove … [Read more...]
John Conyers John Conyers’ long career is a window on the decline of Black politics in the two generations since the demise of the mass Black movement. Conyers passed away at age 90 on Oct. 27. He was the sixth longest-serving U.S. representative in history—having spent more than half a century representing Detroit— and the longest-serving Black congressperson, by … [Read more...]
Boeing executives were grilled before the U.S. Congress last week as a result of the corporate crime they committed earlier this year, when Indonesian Lion Air Flight 610 crashed last October and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 fell out of the sky five months later, resulting in the deaths of 346 human beings. Like anyone who commits a crime causing the deaths of human … [Read more...]