Mumia: I Can’t Breathe, Part 2

By MUMIA ABU-JAMAL
“The name Eric Garner has become a catch word for the state of black America for decades, if not centuries, who can barely breathe free air.”

Mumia: I Can’t Breathe, Part 2

By MUMIA ABU-JAMAL
“The name Eric Garner has become a catch word for the state of black America for decades, if not centuries, who can barely breathe free air.”

The Blue Plague and Black Death

George Floyd’s death by Blue Plague in Minneapolis was widely condemned by the same parties that have encouraged and funded the spread of the fatal contagion.

Pandemic Capitalism’s Cruel Absurdity

By MARK T. HARRIS
The United States has the highest number of Covid-19 cases and deaths in the world. Capitalism’s inexorable drive for profits over human needs got us here.

The Blue Plague and Black Death

George Floyd’s death by Blue Plague in Minneapolis was widely condemned by the same parties that have encouraged and funded the spread of the fatal contagion.

Pandemic Capitalism’s Cruel Absurdity

By MARK T. HARRIS
The United States has the highest number of Covid-19 cases and deaths in the world. Capitalism’s inexorable drive for profits over human needs got us here.

Killer Capitalism Says “Back to Work!” in a Pandemic

By JEFF MACKLER and JAMES FORTIN
The daily number new cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. is still 22,000–25,000 and deaths are expected to rise to 3,000 a day by June 1. Yet every state is sending workers back to work. Why is this, and what really should be done?

Unemployment Skyrockets, So Does Hunger

By BARRY SHEPPARD The Labor Department recently released figures for the unemployment rate for April, saying that the rate was 14.7 percent, the highest since

Free them all! Empty the prisons! Let our people go!

Why are so many in jail? Here is the fightback narrative: America is a racist nation, founded on the principle that billionaire and multimillionaire white men are created equal, and therefore should have equal opportunities to make super-profits from an exploited workforce of lesser humans, namely working people.

Should Progressives Work in the Democratic Party?

Here we reprint part of a 1959 debate between a revolutionary socialist and a social democrat. George Breitman, a member of the Socialist Workers Party and longtime editor of The Militant newspaper, argued the No side.

Layoffs skyrocket, Virus deaths soar, Opposition grows

By JAMES FORTIN At a news conference on April 9, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said the economy was deteriorating “with alarming speed” – not particularly newsworthy to the already-informed ranks of the recently unemployed, now numbering over 17 million. The same words also tragically apply to the ongoing spread of COVID-19 through the U.S. and the rest of the world.

U.S. Weaponizes COVID-19 Against Venezuela

By ANN MONTAGUE As the news outlets are covering developments in the spread of the coronavirus 24/7 and there are daily press conferences with President Trump and the coronavirus Task Force, the State Department and the U.S. military are taking Henry Kissinger’s advice: “Never let a serious crisis go to waste.”

The Demise of Bernie Sanders

By JEFF MACKLER Author’s note: This article was written three weeks before Bernie Sanders’ April 7 withdrawal from the Democratic Party primary race. I see no reason to change a word.

Death Toll Worse Than Reported in the U.S.

By BARRY SHEPPARD
One week ago, the official death toll from COVID-19 in the United States was 3,700. Today, April 7, the number has risen to well over 12,000. But this underestimates the real figure.

NY Free Julian Assange Rally Registers Broad Support

By MARTY GOODMAN Feb. 15 was the first large event in New York City calling for freedom for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who faces 175 years imprisonment under the Espionage Act of 1917 for exposing U.S. war crimes, torture, and human rights abuse.

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