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Austerity policy-making over the past 50 years has been racialized, withering services in public agencies ranging from K-12 schooling to hospitals to higher education. Matters of race must be made more visible, placed at the center of policy-making.
Left MEPs in the European Parliament
European United Left
European Left calls for social benefit protections for all migrant and contingent workers, increased pay for health care, transport, food service, postal and other essential workers, and defense of the right to strike during the pandemic
The social breakdown, symbolized by Trump's election and the malign effects of austerity policies serve to destroy faith in neoliberal capitalism. When that faith started to fray, new forms of outsider populist politics emerged left and right.
In its rush to praise the president for his response to the pandemic, the press is forgetting how we got into this mess in the first place. It was Trump's choices that put us in the situation we are in now.
The main focus of the recent UK general election was on Brexit. But behind Brexit was a fundamental debate about the economy. Andrew Cumbers argues that pro-Brexit voters who wanted to "take back control" should consider what "control" really means.
More than 200 protesters have been blinded by pellets fired by state security agents. The National Congress has bowed to a key demand of the monthlong rallies and ordered a referendum on a new constitution.
Charis McGowan; Daniel Morgan (special to Portside)
Chile has been gripped by a nationwide movement against high living costs and inequality. A 30 peso fare increase was the last straw after all the other abuses of this neoliberal economic and social model. We saw what happened in Ecuador...