• People of color are facing economic devastation while police get a blank check

    Aug 01, 2020 07:54

    Increasingly, American activists are drawing connections between police killings and rising inequality across class and racial lines. On July 20, thousands walked off the job for Strike for Black Lives, connecting police brutality with the increasingly dire economic straits facing many workers of color.

  • IRGC drills in the Persian Gulf: Iran prepares to counter possible US aggression

    Aug 01, 2020 07:50

    Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says its forces will spare no sacrifice in defending the achievements of the Islamic Revolution as well as the Iranian nation and the Islamic establishment.

  • With just 100 days left until the election, new polls signal Americans are disappointed in Trump

    Jul 31, 2020 19:48

    New polls in the United States on the coronavirus pandemic, the economy, and the opinions of voters in key battleground states suggest Americans are increasingly unhappy with US President, Donald Trump.

  • US economic recovery is stalling and it may get even worse

    Jul 30, 2020 20:14

    From restaurant dining to air travel and now to filings for unemployment benefits, a growing body of evidence indicates America’s rebound from the coronavirus pandemic is stalling days before hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of federal aid is set to expire. US lawmakers may eventually iron out an agreement on a new stimulus package, but for now they remain far apart on many of the key details.

  • Inequality and the end of the American Dream

    Jul 30, 2020 20:06

    Well, it’s over. After nearly a century of self-promotion, the American Dream has been officially declared over. Donald Trump declared, during his 2016 campaign, “Sadly, the American dream is dead. But if I ever get elected president, I will bring it back bigger and better than ever.” He advocated a slogan that looked backward to move the country forward – “make America great again.”

  • 'Abuse of power': Trump and Barr to deploy more federal agents to US cities

    Jul 30, 2020 09:56

    US President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr announced on Wednesday, July 22nd that the federal government is deploying U.S. Department of Homeland Security agents to Chicago and Albuquerque, New Mexico, claiming the move is a response to criminal unrest.

  • Trump’s federal police surge could provoke an Election Day constitutional crisis

    Jul 30, 2020 09:50

    As US President Trump prepares an additional “surge” of federal agents into Democratic-led U.S. cities, including Chicago and Albuquerque, after days of dystopian images of unidentified feds brutalizing and kidnapping protesters in Portland, local leaders are balking. State and local officials have filed several lawsuits against Trump’s unprecedented police-state practices in Portland, and other targeted states are gearing up for their own legal fights.

  • Giving US police departments money to buy body cameras will never end brutality

    Jul 29, 2020 13:43

    Tyler Hicks, a writer based in Dallas, Texas, said “For body cameras to serve the public, advocates say the footage would have to be readily available. In many US states, they’re not. North Carolina has rigid laws in place adding roadblocks to footage access, and elsewhere, many departments refuse to release body camera footage even after a cell phone camera captures evidence of misconduct.”

  • Black Lives Matter Chicago sues to prevent occupation by Trump’s paramilitaries

    Jul 28, 2020 16:55

    Trump continues to send his federal gangs to Democratic cities to foment chaos and frighten people into thinking a strong leader is required to achieve order. If he is not reelected, Trump illegally declares martial law and marshals his federal forces to suspend civil liberties.

  • The world needs a ‘people’s vaccine’ for coronavirus, not a big-pharma monopoly

    Jul 27, 2020 16:28

    Once a safe and effective coronavirus vaccine is discovered, the only barrier to providing sufficient doses should be the world’s manufacturing capacity. But other artificial barriers stand in the way. The intellectual property laws that grant pharmaceutical companies the exclusive rights to produce a particular medicine for a certain number of years are intended to reward investment and innovation into new medicines.