Saturday July 11, 2020
| Last update: Saturday at 12:51 PM
BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 7/10/20
On Thursday, July 9, the U.S. Department of Labor reported that the broadest measure of people on unemployment continued to climb.
BY Tom Burke | Grand Rapids, MI | 7/08/20
After a lively rally on June 24 with nearly 100 workers, the stagehands union IATSE is calling a new rally on the steps of the Michigan State Capitol for July 15.
BY Freedom Road Socialist Organization | United States | 7/08/20
The U.S.-backed government of Philippines and its President Duterte is putting in place the legal framework to carry out a wave of repression against activists in the popular movements who are fighting for social and national liberation.
BY Coalition to March on the RNC | Jacksonville, FL | 6/26/20
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following call from the Coalition to March on the RNC.
BY Tom Burke | Grand Rapids, MI | 6/22/20
Union stagehands and gig workers are rallying to extend unemployment at the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing on June 24 at 10 a.m.
BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 6/19/20
In six weeks, tens of millions of unemployed people face the end of the additional $600 a week in unemployment insurance benefits.
BY staff | Jacksonville, FL | 6/19/20
The Coalition to March on the RNC applied for permits from the city of Jacksonville, June 17, to hold a rally and march opposed to Donald Trump and the Republican National Convention.
BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 6/04/20
On Thursday, June 4 the federal Department of Labor reported that 1.9 million new claims for state unemployment insurance or UI benefits were filed in the week ending May 30. This was down by 250,000 claims from the previous week, continuing the slow decline in new applications. However, this was still more than two and a half times higher than the previous pre-pandemic record of almost 700,000 claims made during the deep 1981-82 recession.
BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 5/28/20
Political Secretary of Freedom Road Socialist Organization Steff Yorek stated on May 26, “The United States has just reached a grim milestone, 100,000 deaths from COVID-19 with no end in sight, earning this country the dubious distinction of edging into the top ten for deaths per person, with 30.46 deaths per 100,000.”
BY staff | Milwaukee, WI | 5/26/20
In any case, the closing of the Midtown Center site, and the suggestion by the National Guard that its resources be moved to the predominantly white suburb of West Allis, is cause for concern.
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