May Day and the World Working Class in 2012

By John Reimann  “Competition in a global economy is… not an option…. Rich people can always take their wealth elsewhere.” That was how one columnist in the Wall St. Journal (Bret Stephens, WSJ, 4/24/12) denounced the French voters for in effect rejecting the austerity measures of Sarkozy in their recent (Sunday, April 22) elections, and […]

Baltimore Freedom Forum: Can Public Schools Be Saved?

All over the country masses of working people are fighting to save public education from the grips of the privatizers.  The educational agenda for the right wing and their economic masters is ‘school vouchers’ and this movement will and is gaining momentum as more and more ‘online schools’ run for profit proliferate the educational landscape […]

Haitian Voodoo Economics

By Christopher McManus On January 7th, President Rene Preval of Haiti put the final touches on the privatization of Haiti’s public telephone company, TELECO. Five days later the horrific earthquake leveled Haiti, killing over 200.000 people. The selling off of assets, the International Monetary Fund’s austerity measures, were under full swing under the Preval administration […]

Poverty and Unemployment Equal Misery In America

The following is an outstanding review of the current economic conditions in the US from the World Socialist Web Site. The information is accurate and disturbing.  Peter Phillips New Year in America: A portrait of social misery By Tom Eley 5 January 2010 The new decade finds the US working class suffering a level of […]