The expedited legislation passed by Congress to avert a strike by railroad unions dealt one more blow in the decades long war waged by the two ruling parties against the working class.
Labor Win in Mexico for Both Sides of the Border
In a massive General Motors plant, over 6,500 workers finally had the opportunity to pick a union of their own choice, writes Sam Pizzigati.
Chris Hedges: The Great Delusion
We must destroy the centers of power that lure us and our children—like the Pied Piper of Hamelin—to certain doom.
Trump and the NAFTA Effect
President Trump has blamed NAFTA for eliminating manufacturing jobs for U.S. workers but it also caused economic dislocation in Mexico, driving some desperate Mexicans northward to the U.S., as Dennis J Bernstein reports.
Towards a New Trade Policy
International trade deals have lost their consensus support as more workers view them as anathema to good-paying jobs, requiring the U.S. politicians to rethink these strategies, writes Andrew Spannaus.
What Trump’s ‘Great Wall’ Misses
President Trump’s “Great Wall” ignores a key reason why desperate Mexicans and Central Americans flee north – the history of U.S. military and economic intervention that has created poverty and repression, notes William Blum.
The GOP’s ‘Pitchfork’ Rebellion
Exclusive: As Democrats show signs of falling in line behind the party’s establishment candidate (Hillary Clinton), the Republicans remain in rebellion casting aside one establishment favorite after another and making populist-billionaire Donald Trump the frontrunner, writes James W Carden.