The Death of a City

History has made it clear: the capitalist elite seems most happy while the masses suffer. Things that are detrimental to the lives of the working majority go to the financial benefit of the ruling few. Things such as war, pollution, price gouging, unemployment and natural disasters are beneficial to them; while slowly killing working people and the environment. The war in Iraq has made unbelievable profits for the oil and construction industries. Every dioxin molecule and greenhouse gas in the depleting atmosphere is a penny saved for the industrial capitalists. It is no surprise then, that the areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina have become a beacon for capitalist greed and exploitation.

The Anti-Immigration Laws: Who Are the Real Friends of Latin American Workers?

In the recent past, the question of illegal immigration and immigrant rights has hit the headlines once again. Anti-immigrant pronouncements by various local and national government officials, as well as several proposed pieces of legislation that would criminalize and persecute immigrants have been proposed. Proposed U.S. House of Representatives bill 4437 would treat undocumented immigrants as criminals, as well as those that "aid and abet" them, such as trade unions, churches, non-profits, etc.

Health Care Woes

It is no secret that we live in an age where the average working person has two things constantly looming over them. Those two omnipresent worries are to maintain a steady paycheck and to maintain one's health to keep oneself in a condition to get that paycheck. So, it is no surprise that the new Medicare drug benefit fiasco has the older generation of the U.S. working class worried - very worried.