A Journal of People report
A neighborhood with rundown homes on March 6, 2015 in Selma, Alabama. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Poverty in Alabama, US, is shocking. To the mainstream-believers, it seems strange also. But it is a fact from the capitalist state, one of the richest countries in the world.
A report in The Independent, US, said: The US state of Alabama has some of the worst conditions of poverty in the developed world, according to a visiting United Nations official.
The “UN shocked by level of poverty in Alabama: ‘We haven’t seen this in the first world’” headlined report by Andrew Buncombe from Birmingham, Alabama said:Read More »
WASHINGTON – 70 U.S. mayors, representing cities from sea to shining sea, are calling for solar energy to power their communities. A statement released today by Environment America includes mayors from cities ranging from South Miami, Fla., to Traverse City, Mich., who agree on the need to tap into clean energy from the sun.
“There is no downside to solar energy,” said Naples, Fla., Mayor Bill Barnett. “It’s a win-win for all involved.”Read More »
Rev. William Barber II, with the “Poor People’s Campaign,” speaks to the group after they prayed inside of the Capitol Rotunda in protest of the GOP tax overhaul, Dec. 4, in Washington. | Jacquelyn Martin / AP
If you’re expecting a gift card from your boss as an end-of-year bonus, enjoy it this year because you probably won’t get one in 2018.
The Senate tax bill would ban such rewards. Why? Because Republican lawmakers are determined to prevent ordinary workers from pocketing a $25 or $50 gift card without reporting it as taxable income.Read More »
by ROBERT B. REICH
Trump and congressional Republicans are engineering the largest corporate tax cut in history in order “to restore our competitive edge,” as Trump says.
Our competitive edge? Who’s us?
Most American corporations – especially big ones that would get most of the planned corporate tax cuts – have no particular allegiance to America. Their only allegiance is to their shareholders. Read More »
A Morning Star Editorial | December 04, 2017
GATHERING to debate, celebrate, criticise, fundraise for and show solidarity with progressive movements across the world has long been a feature of labour movement life in Britain.
But, as several speakers noted from the platform at the weekend’s fantastic Latin America Conference 2017, it’s a newer experience as we salute the achievements of international socialism to feel it may be within reach in our country as well.
To have in Britain “a government that will fight to uphold the principles of solidarity and justice around the world,” as Unite’s Andrew Murray put it on Saturday, would mean a serious upset to the US-led global order.Read More »
The newspaper Revolución announces the cancellation of Cuba’s U.S. sugar quota and negotiations underway with the USSR. Photo: Archive
The rulers of the United States have a long history of experience in this arena. During WWI, in 1917, the first legal document on economic war was approved by Congress, the Trading with the Enemy Act, which outlined a renovated strategy of financial maneuvers: the creating of difficulties for adversaries in access to banking services and credit; the freezing of funds; prohibitions on sales and purchases, including those involving the acquisition of products produced with U.S. components or raw materials in third countries; as well as coercive measures against ships and crews involved in trade with the sanctioned country, among other tactics.Read More »
Stonewall protest in New York City, February 4, 2017 / Jeffrey Bary
Americans United for Separation of Church and State was established 70 years ago by a broad coalition of religious, educational and civic leaders. Its Manifesto was issued on November 20, 1947, which is considered the official founding date. President Harry S Truman was in the White House, and the Cold War and anti-Communist blacklist were revving up.Read More »