All Views Articles for 2020-09-07

Monday, September 7, 2020
Longtime progressive activist and organizer Kevin Zeese died early Sunday, September 2, 2020. He was 64. (Image: Portrait of Kevin Zeese by Robert Shetterly) Margaret Flowers
Rest in Power, Kevin Zeese (1955 - 2020)
Kevin fought to bring truth every day. We must not lose this struggle.
Read more
In 2012, members of the Chicago Teachers Union rocked the city with their historic strike. (Credit: flickr/cc/Sarah-Ji) Tanya Wallace-Gobern
This Labor Day, ‘Black Lives Matter’ Means Justice for Black Workers
The economy was failing Black workers before the pandemic—and now, even as many are deemed essential, they’re being treated as disposable.
Read more
A firefighter douses flames as they push towards homes during the Creek fire in the Cascadel Woods area of unincorporated Madera County, California on September 7, 2020. - A firework at a gender reveal party triggered a wildfire in southern California that has destroyed 7,000 acres (2,800 hectares) and forced many residents to flee their homes, the fire department said Sunday. More than 500 firefighters and four helicopters were battling the El Dorado blaze east of San Bernardino, which started Saturday mor Vanessa Warheit, Laura Neish
The Big, Dirty Money Behind the California Wildfires
It turns out that climate destruction isn't just a terrible long-term investment, in many cases—as our state burns north, south, east, and west—it's a terrible short-term investment too.
Read more
U.S. President Donald Trump greets military leaders before his speech on Afghanistan at the Fort Myer military base on August 21, 2017 in Arlington, Virginia. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images) Michael Winship
Our Fake Commander-in-Chief Steps on a Landmine—Again
Donald Trump, the Godfather wannabe, treats our troops like toy soldiers to be thrown away.
Read more
President Donald Trump speaks while meeting with industry executives at the White House on April 29, 2020 in Washington, D.C. At the time, Trump told the American that Covid-19 was "gonna go, it's gonna leave" just months after predicting in February that the virus would disappear "like a miracle" by April. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) Juan Cole
Here's a Labor Day Reminder That Trump's Covid-19 Mismanagement Left 27 Million Unemployed, 189,000 Dead, and Food Banks Overwhelmed
Let's be clear: this is a very sad—and should be a very somber—Labor Day.
Read more
Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, speaking at a press event to support the H.R. 2474, the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act. (Photo: Michael Brochstein / Echoes Wire/Barcroft Media via Getty Images) Alan Minsky
A 21st Century Priority: The PRO Act will Revive the Labor Movement and Re-Build the Middle Class
Step one, commit to defeating the GOP this fall. Step two, commit to demanding that the Democrats follow through and support the PRO Act—or you'll make sure those Democrats who betray labor will be challenged by a true pro-worker candidate in their next primary election.
Read more
"Just as justice delayed is justice denied, delaying Social Security's dedicated revenue is the foolproof way to deny Social Security benefits," writes Altman. "Denying those benefits would provide Trump and his allies in Congress enough leverage to force whatever concessions they choose to extract." (Image: iStock/via Getty Images) Nancy J. Altman
This Labor Day, Social Security’s Future Hangs in the Balance
Trump is devastating the nation, and not only by his incompetent handling of the pandemic. He threatens the economic security of America's families by defunding, and apparently planning to destroy, Social Security.
Read more
"Nurses understand the urgency of ending the disastrous policies and behavior of President Trump this November," writes Bonnie Castillo, executive director of National Nurses United. "But our work doesn't stop there; past the election, we will continue to mobilize and organize for the transformative social changes all workers, and patients, sorely need." (Photo: NNU/flickr/cc) Bonnie Castillo
Trump Is a Health Hazard: The Choice Is Clear on Labor and Workers' Rights in November
Trump sold himself as a champion of workers, but nurses know it was just a façade.
Read more