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America Hasn’t Reckoned with the Coup That Blasted the Black Middle Class

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 30/04/2021 - 6:51pm in

The Wilmington coup is the only successful and lasting armed overthrow of a legitimate municipal government in American history on U.S soil.

Major Parties’ Climate Programs Are Miles Apart

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 29/04/2021 - 6:44pm in

As high as the stakes are, the struggle between the Dems and the GOP over climate change feels too much like intramural sport.

Why Workers Memorial Day Is a National Call to Action

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 29/04/2021 - 2:30pm in

On the odd decision by American labor unions to have their own solidarity day, the Workers Memorial Day, rather than participate in May Day.

How Biden’s Request for More Education Funding Would Shift More Power to the Federal Government

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 28/04/2021 - 11:55pm in

Biden's plan to increase Title I funding is at least in part intended to increase Federal influence over education. New York is resisting.

Even Credentialed Young People Pessimistic About Their Futures

The fact that even well-placed young people are insecure and pessimistic is further proof of the impact of inequality and rentierism.

Abolish the OCC

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 28/04/2021 - 5:59pm in

The idea of getting rid of a hopelessly captured and largely redundant bank regulator, the OCC, is gaining support.

The Corporate Food Takeover

Corporate ownership in many sectors of food production has risen and is set to increase further. Another rentier program well underway.

California Judiciary Committee Gives Blistering Assessment of CalPERS’ Fiduciary Duty Failings in Analysis of Fraud-Friendly Private Debt Secrecy Bill

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 26/04/2021 - 8:59pm in

The Judiciary Committee's analysis of a CalPERS-sponsored bill shows that Sacramento is noticing the fund's chicanery and incompetence.

Money Alone Can’t Fix Central America – or Stop Migration to US

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 23/04/2021 - 11:55pm in

The US has played a big role in creating near or actual failed states in Central America. Are we capable of improving conditions?

CalPERS Employee Accused of Embezzling $685,000 from Beneficiary Bank and CalPERS Accounts Hasn’t Been Arrested, Much the Less Prosecuted. Why the Cover Up?

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 22/04/2021 - 8:55pm in

CalPERS has allowed an employee accused of massive embezzlement to go free for months rather than seek her arrest and prosecution. What is it hiding?