In the first ten months of this year, Portland’s homicides have already matched the record of 70 in 1987. Unable to address the social causes of violence, Democratic Party politicians are using the tragedies as a pretext to expand staffing and funding for the police.
According to a study by the National Association for Pregnant Women, from 1973 to 2005 there were 413 cases of women being prosecuted or deprived of liberty for miscarriages. Since then, the number has skyrocketed to 1,254 cases between 2006 and 2020.
The total wealth of the 100 richest Germans included in the latest rich list by Manager Magazin increased from 606 billion euros in 2020 to a projected 722 billion in 2021—a more than 19 percent rise.
In the second decade of the 21st century, life expectancy growth has stalled, stagnated and is now falling precipitously among the working class, in the fifth richest country on the planet.
The World Capitalist Crisis and the Tasks of the Fourth International: An analysis of the ICFI Perspectives resolution of 1988
This lecture was delivered to the Socialist Equality Party (US) Summer School on July 23, 2019 by Andre Damon, regular writer for the World Socialist Web Site and leading member of the Socialist Equality Party in the US.
This is the text of the speech given by David North to open the International Online May Day Rally hosted by the International Committee of the Fourth International and the WSWS on Sunday, May 4.
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The IMF’s “baseline scenario” is that the world economy will lose $9 trillion in 2020 and 2021, equivalent to the combined economic output of Germany and Japan.
The coronavirus pandemic crisis intensifies
The spread of the coronavirus has exposed the disastrous consequences of decades of the massive concentration of wealth and inequality spawned by capitalism.