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Wall Street welcomes latest Fed decisions

While he indicated the Fed could announce a “tapering” of its asset prices in November, Fed chair Jerome Powell said the Fed’s monetary policy would remain “accommodative” and any lift in interest rates was “well away.”

Nick Beams

Pandemic and surge in food prices deepens global hunger

What most analysts will not mention is the role of market manipulation, profiteering and speculation in pushing up prices. Speculation has been fuelled by the supply of ready cash provided by capitalist governments, particularly in the US and Europe in response to the financial market meltdown of March 2020 at the start of the pandemic.

Jean Shaoul

New Zealand PM “pleased to see” AUKUS military pact

New Zealand is not part of the recently announced military pact between the US, Britain and Australia targeting China, but Prime Minister Ardern welcomed their aggressive engagement in the Pacific region.

Tom Peters

Stop the deportation of Haitian refugees!

Scenes of border agents on horseback charging and whipping defenseless Haitian immigrants on the US southern border have provoked shock and revulsion across America and around the world.

Bill Van Auken

Wealth-X report: Billionaire wealth surged during pandemic

A new report from research firm Wealth-X found that the global COVID-19 pandemic has intensified the growth of social inequality and witnessed an unprecedented accumulation of wealth among the most privileged layers in society.

Trévon Austin

Workers Struggles: The Americas

Nurses across Canada participated in a Day of Action against provincial governments’ mishandling of the pandemic and miserable working pay and working conditions while workers in Uruguay protested government policies.

Russian elections overshadowed by COVID-19 surge

Parliamentary elections held this weekend were marked by an almost complete blackout of the social issues affecting the working class, above all, the COVID-19 pandemic.

Clara Weiss

New York City mayor reduces quarantine protocols in schools

The curtailment of quarantining will undoubtedly accelerate the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant of the virus, which is already surging through the city, among children and in their communities.

Sandy English

Hero journeys: Louise Erdrich’s The Night Watchman

The Night Watchman tells the story of the Turtle Mountain tribe of Chippewa in North Dakota as they fight to survive the US government’s attempt in 1953 and 1954 to “terminate” them.

James McDonald

This week in history: September 20-26

This column profiles important historical events which took place during this week, 25 years ago, 50 years ago, 75 years ago and 100 years ago.

US, UK, Australia military pact threatens war against China

The advanced US preparations for war are being driven not only by fears that China is overtaking the US economically, but the extraordinary economic, political and social crisis of US imperialism intensified by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Peter Symonds

Oppose the police witch hunt of striking teachers in Sri Lanka!

The Criminal Investigation Department has demanded government divisional secretaries provide the names and addresses of teachers who have organised demonstrations in an attempt to break their ongoing strike action.

Teacher-Student-Parent Safety Committee

Big Three autoworkers support Dana parts workers

Autoworkers at plants for the Big Three automakers, General Motors, Stellantis and Ford, are speaking out in support of the Dana Inc. workers as they take on the company and the United Auto Workers (UAW) in their contract battle.

Kathleen Martin
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