Instead of calling for better wages, or setting up child care systems, or anything else, Republicans are trying to fix the problem by starving out people on unemployment — taking their money so they will have no choice but to immediately look for work, and capitalists will once again have the industrial reserve army at their beck and call. It’s like conservatives have been reading Marx not to learn why they should overthrow the bourgeoisie, but as a sort of manual for how best to exploit the working class.
— IOL News (@IOL) May 12, 2021
Today marks the 73rd ‘Nakba Day’. However, rather than being a historical event which we commemorate, we must understand the Nakba as an ongoing catastrophe fuelled by Western imperialism, which Palestinians continue to resist.
The untold story of Sheikh Jarrah Middle East Eye
Israeli Barbarism in Gaza Yanis Iqbal
The Western media is portraying the ongoing events in Gaza as an instance of “war”. This is patently false. Gaza is under occupation, and has been since 1967. An occupied land is not at war, can never be at war. It is occupied. Occupation is a state of war. The occupied space seeks its freedom, it fights back. It is punished. This is what is happening today. Palestinians and Israelis are not equivalent actors; one is occupied and the other is the occupier.
10,000 march in Chicago: Hands off Jerusalem Fight Back! News
New scandal surrounding @nytimes coverage of Israel's oppression of Palestinians: It's Jerusalem correspondent has been living in a home seized by Zionist thugs in the 1948 Nakba — a perfect symbol of the decades-long Times role in covering up Israeli crimes. https://t.co/EYFNWISoYo
— Gareth Porter (@GarethPorter) May 13, 2021
If broadband access was a problem before 2020, the pandemic turned it into a crisis. As everyday businesses moved online, city council meetings or court proceedings became near-inaccessible to anyone whose connection couldn’t support a Zoom call. Some school districts started providing Wi-Fi hotspots to students without a reliable home connection. In other districts, kids set up in McDonald’s parking lots just to get a reliable enough signal to do their homework. After years of slowly widening, the broadband gap became impossible to ignore.
Some notes on the world economy now Michael Roberts
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