The Unemployed vs. the Coronavirus Depression

The Unemployed vs. the Coronavirus Depression

By Jeremy Brecher, LNS Research and Policy Director The preceding commentary, “Fighting the Great Depression – From Below,” described the grassroots action by employed and unemployed workers in the early years of the Great Depression. This commentary and the...
Fighting the Great Depression From Below

Fighting the Great Depression From Below

By Jeremy Brecher, LNS Research and Policy Director At the pit of the Great Depression in 1930, an American country music group called the Carter Family recorded a song called The Worried Man Blues. It began: I went down to the river and I lay down to sleep When I...
A Plan for Black Lives in the Coronavirus Emergency

A Plan for Black Lives in the Coronavirus Emergency

By Jeremy Brecher, LNS Research and Policy Director The previous commentary, “Black Lives in the Green New Deal,” described how the uprising in response to the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer is developing toward a movement addressing the...
Black Lives and the Green New Deal

Black Lives and the Green New Deal

By Jeremy Brecher, LNS Research and Policy Director We are in the midst of the largest mass uprising in half a century. It is a response to the killing of an unarmed Black man named George Floyd by a Minneapolis policeman. But it challenges a pattern of Black...
The Living Legacy of #BlackLivesMatter

The Living Legacy of #BlackLivesMatter

By Jeremy Brecher, LNS Research and Policy Director In commemoration of George Floyd and in honor of all those fighting for racial justice against white supremacy, I devote this commentary to a history of the #BlackLivesMatter movement. I hope it will provide...