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Striking in the Coronavirus Depression

Jeremy Brecher Labor Network for Sustainability
This article is part of a series on how workers are organizing in response to COVID-19 and the COVID-19 Depression.

National (In)Security and the Pentagon Budget

Mandy Smithberger TomDispatch
A Post-Coronavirus economy can no longer afford to put the Pentagon first. As it turns out, creating jobs through Pentagon spending is among the least effective ways to rebuild the economy.

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The Labor Abuses of Ellen DeGeneres

Eileen Jones Jacobin
Ellen DeGeneres’s reputation as the kindest celebrity in America has finally been shattered. But it’s not just her “mean streak” that’s the problem — it’s that she’s an exploitative boss, who cheated her employees at the height of the pandemic.

Financial Pain From the Pandemic 'Much, Much Worse' Than Expected

Joe Neel NPR
A worker holds a sign saying,” I lost my job due to Coronavirus.” According to a recent poll at least half of people in the four largest US cities have experienced job loss, and/or reduced wages and hours due to COVID19. The greatest problems are found in Black and Latino households. And it's going to get worse.

The Pandemic and Oil

Conn Hallinan Foreign Policy in Focus
With oil prices down and wealthy countries bungling COVID-19, the pandemic has exposed the weaknesses that wealth papers over. The relationship between wealth and favorable outcomes only works when that wealth is invested in the many, not the few.

Tidbits - Sept. 10, 2020 - Reader Comments: Trump Calls Out White Supremacists; Trump and Military Veterans; Billionaires Plunder Working Folks; Allende Remembered - the Other 9/11; Congress Must Act - COVID Jobs Losses Continues; Lots of Announcements;

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Reader Comments: Trump Calls Out White Supremacists; Trump and Military Veterans; Billionaires Plunder Working Folks; Allende Remembered - the Other 9/11; Why Congress Must Act - COVID Jobs Losses Continues; Lots of Announcements; and more...
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