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Racialized Austerity: The Case of CUNY

Michael Fabricant & Steve Brier Gotham Gazette
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.

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What Should be Done for Workers' Rights During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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

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From Progressive Neoliberalism to Trump and Beyond

Gregory. N. Heires Portside
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.

Don't Let Trump Off the Hook for the Coronavirus Crisis

Alex Shephard The New Republic
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.

Hundreds of Chileans Blinded by Police Since Protests Began

DW.com (Deutsche Welle)
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.
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