An economist digging below the surface of an IMF report has found something that should shock the Western bloc out of any false confidence in its unsurpassed global economic clout.
How Canadians Are Losing Medicare
Dr. Susan Rosenthal describes the rise of Canada’s public health system during labor’s rebellious postwar period and the corporate profiteering by which it is now being destroyed.
SCOTT RITTER: Reimagining Arms Control After Ukraine
Having used arms control to gain unilateral advantage over Russia, the cost to the U.S. and NATO in getting Moscow back to the negotiating table will be high.
JOHN KIRIAKOU: Covid & the Way of Death in US Prisons
If we don’t care about prisoners on any normal day, then why would we care about them when a pandemic is spreading through the system?
Building a Public Future
The authors wave a red flag at public-private partnerships, which, despite major failures, continue to be promoted by institutions such as the World Bank to finance social services and infrastructure.
Cuba Blockade Hurts US Patients Too
The embargo is not only harming Cuban healthcare. It is also blocking Americans from life-saving Cuban treatments, Natalia Marques reports.
Bolsonarism Without Bolsonaro
The World Bank has sounded the alarm, but the forces of “centrism” — beholden to billionaires and the politics of austerity — refuse to pivot away from the neoliberal catastrophe, writes Vijay Prashad.
More Austerity Means More Protests in 2023
People are being asked to endure austerity cuts while suffering a cost-of-living crisis, write Isabel Ortiz and Sara Burke.
A Case for Nationalizing US Airlines
Outside the United States, in countries ranging from Argentina and Malaysia to Finland and Fiji, airlines essentially operate as a public utility, not an opportunity for big CEO paydays, writes Sam Pizzigati.
Everybody In, Nobody Out
Liz Theoharis imagines building a pro-democracy movement attuned to the needs and dreams of everyday people.