Articles by Deirdre Griswold

China, rising wages and worker militancy

July 21, 2015

Workers’ wages in the United States have been stagnant since the 1970s in terms of purchasing power. It is common knowledge that it now takes several wage earners in most working-class families just to meet basic expenses. Meanwhile, low-wage workers are on the move, fighting hard for a [...]

As Black churches burn, where are the feds?

June 29, 2015

Pastor Bobby Jones outside torched church in Warrenville, S.C. The capitalist state in the U.S. coexists cosily with right-wing terrorists. This vile fact has once again been confirmed in the aftermath of the murder spree by racist terrorist Dylann Roof. As of June 29, six Black churches in the [...]

Tribute to an anti-racist fighter and thinker

June 24, 2015

Vince Copeland The first known celebration of the end of slavery in the U.S. came on June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers landed in Galveston, Texas, with the news that the Civil War was over and those who had been enslaved were free. That glorious day became known as Juneteenth. This Juneteenth also [...]

Baltimore activist tells it like it is

June 17, 2015

Sharon Black takes on Sean Hannity. Telling the truth about the Black Lives Matter movement on Fox TV is not easy, to say the least, especially when the anchor is Sean Hannity, a notorious attack dog for the racist right-wing. But a spokesperson for the Baltimore Peoples Power Assembly, Sharon [...]

From Spain to Canada: Austerity pushes voters leftward

June 2, 2015

In Spain. Capitalist austerity programs are nothing new to people living in oppressed countries, most of which are former colonies or neocolonies dictated to by the powerful financial institutions of the U.S. and Europe. Under their “structural adjustment programs,” the International [...]

Let the Iranian relief ship pass!

May 20, 2015

Caleb Maupin about to board ship with humanitarian aid bound for Yemen. May 19 — A Red Crescent Society cargo ship carrying medical supplies, food, water and other humanitarian aid to Yemen from Iran is presently in the Gulf of Aden, due to arrive at the Yemeni port of Hodaida on Thursday, May [...]

Why U.S. rulers fear new investment bank

April 1, 2015

China and 21 Asian countries launch Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. Britain, France, Italy and Germany have agreed to join China in establishing an Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. China has already announced it will put up $50 billion in initial capital. It is too early to say what role [...]

Why U.S. rulers fear new Asian investment bank

March 24, 2015

Britain, France, Italy and Germany have agreed to join China in establishing an Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. China has already announced it will put up $50 billion in initial capital. It is too early to say what role this bank will play in helping underdeveloped countries modernize their [...]
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