The US military has a long history of recruiting poor people by offering benefits like free college. With Joe Biden’s partial student debt forgiveness, GOP war hawks are fretting that the military won’t be able to prey on desperate young Americans anymore. Amid a brutal year for military recruiting, conservative war hawks are openly fretting
Gallup survey finds 71% of US residents approve of unions amid a wave of successful organizing efforts A new Gallup annual Work and Education survey found that Americans’ approval of labor unions is at its highest point in nearly 60 years. At 71%, residents of the US approve of unions at a higher rate than in 1965.
The Vermont senator rose from the political margins to become hugely influential within the American left. As he prepares to speak at a London rally, he explains why unions on both sides of the Atlantic must reassert their power Both are unlikely political sensations who were long consigned to the fringes: Bernie Sanders, an octogenarian
The price of essentials like rent and medical drugs will never come down to pre-pandemic inflation levels if corporate greed goes unchallenged. These days, it seems like everyone has a few important questions on their mind: Is the economy still in the gutter? Or are things getting better? Does inflation mean prices will stay high
Irish pro-choice activists had to overcome a rigid constitutional ban on abortion that was in place for more than 30 years. They succeeded by putting mass mobilization and a confident assertion of the right to choose at the heart of their campaign. In May 2018, the Irish electorate voted by a two-to-one majority to remove
The Marxist economist Paul Sweezy dedicated his life to understanding how capitalism works, and how it had changed since Karl Marx’s time. The big economic questions that Sweezy addressed are still fundamental for socialists today. Paul Sweezy was one of the most distinguished and most controversial Marxian economists of the twentieth century. Sweezy took up