Category: COVID-19

Chris Hedges: Destroyers of US Democracy

With the U.S. midterm elections on Tuesday, Biden and other establishment politicians hope to paper over the rot and pain of the system they created with the same decorum they used to sell the country the con of neoliberalism.

Unionism in US Keeps Spreading

Home Depot is the latest workplace being organized. While profits at the home-repair chain have broken records during the pandemic, workers at a store in Philadelphia struggle to afford necessities, Jonah Furman reports.

Young Americans Who Go Hungry

The authors’ survey shows a significant portion of Gen Z – 30 percent  – has relied on free groceries from a pantry, church or other charity.

Workers to Strike Arms Manufacturer

On Monday, 2,500 workers who make fighter jets, missiles and drones are set to begin the largest U.S. manufacturing strike since last year’s showdown at John Deere, Jonah Furman reports.

Hunger

The war in Ukraine has been catastrophic for world food prices, writes Vijay Prashad. But the problem didn’t start then.