Leftnews.org | News and Views from the Left

by Editors — last modified 2018-05-01T13:01:25-04:00
Contributors: Faiz Ahmed, JBB, Graham H. Cox, R. Dubois, JA Cox
The best of the political left-wing from around the web.

Bernie Sanders targets Walmart and takes aim at low wages and CEO pay | The Guardian

by Faiz Ahmed — last modified Nov 18, 2018 11:10 AM
"The legislation would prevent large companies from “buying back” stock – when a company buys its shares back from the market, often enabling it to distribute more cash to shareholders – unless they committed to the $15-an-hour minimum and allowed employees seven days paid sick leave. ... Another crucial part of the legislation would be that buybacks would be prohibited unless a company ensured that CEO compensation was not more than 150 times the median pay of all employees."

Solidarity with migrants travelling from Honduras to US | Canadian Union of Public Employees

by Faiz Ahmed — last modified Nov 17, 2018 11:04 AM
"The Canadian government helped create the conditions forcing these migrants to flee to the United States, and has a responsibility to ensure their safety and security. Instead of condemning ongoing repression and human rights violations, the Canadian government has supported a series of right-wing governments, putting the interests of Canadian mining companies ahead of the people of Honduras."

Et tu, RT? Amplifying Western disinformation on Rwanda

by JBB — last modified Nov 15, 2018 08:00 AM
by Ann Garrison | Originally published: Black Agenda Report | MR Online | The Great Lie about the Rwandan bloodbath opened the door to a far larger genocide in Congo and justified U.S. military interventions all over the planet.

Homophobic liberals

by JBB — last modified Nov 14, 2018 08:39 AM
Harri Englund | Africa is a Country | In Malawi, artists, especially poets, usually associated with progressivism and intellectualism, are the vanguard of a new homophobia.

Advancing Socialism with Technology

by JBB — last modified Nov 14, 2018 08:33 AM
Does technology advance capitalism or does capitalism advance technology? And how Utopian is a society without work which operates to the benefit of working class people? Stella Rooney says it’s not Utopian for wealthy people who already live such a lifestyle. She argues the left must advance an economic strategy which acknowledges the potentials of technology and how we can use it, but that this must be decoupled from the capitalist framework…
Document Actions