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U.S. Economy Recorded Worst Quarterly Drop on Record as Coronavirus Spread

U.S. Economy Recorded Worst Quarterly Drop on Record as Coronavirus Spread

The U.S. economy suffered the largest three-month collapse in its history during the second quarter of 2020, with the coronavirus crisis causing the equivalent of a 33% drop in annual economic output. The grim report from the Commerce Department came as lawmakers failed to agree to a new round of coronavirus stimulus spending. Enhanced unemployment […]

Decisive Week

Decisive Week

By Isaac Cohen* Three key announcements are expected this week indicating that the US economy remains besieged by the pandemic shock which started in March. The creation of 7.5 million new jobs in May and June generated expectations of a vigorous rebound. However, in July, the number of unemployment claims increased again, as several Southern […]

Fourth Package

Fourth Package

By Isaac Cohen* The return of the US Congress to Washington, this past Monday, signaled the disposition of both the legislature and the White House to approve a fourth economic rescue package, to alleviate some of the damage inflicted by the pandemic. It is not a stimulus package, because the virus still is ravaging almost […]

Trump Can’t Stop Immigrants from Being Counted for Census

Trump Can’t Stop Immigrants from Being Counted for Census

STATEN ISLAND, NY — Just today President Donald Trump signed a memo that aims to bar undocumented immigrants living in the country from being included in the 2020 Census for purposes of deciding how many members of Congress are apportioned to each state. Yesenia Mata, executive director of La Colmena, and Cesar Vargas, New York’s first undocumented attorney, released […]

Relapse and Rescue

Relapse and Rescue

By Isaac Cohen* It is always risky, even more so in these uncertain times, to draw conclusions based on one or two-month figures. The creation of 7.5 million new jobs in May and June, hailed by some as evidence of a V shaped recovery, may be turning into a relapse. Early openings in several states, […]

Blandino Nerio ¡Presente!

Blandino Nerio ¡Presente!

On behalf of the national leadership and all the members of the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES), we profoundly lament the passing of our comrade, ally and mentor: Roger Blandino Nerio (Comandante Jeremías) 1957-July 13, 2020 We send our condolences to Lety Mendez, his wife and partner in life and […]

Rebound

Rebound

By Isaac Cohen* Thirsting for good news, last week, the White House highlighted the last employment figures released by the Labor Department. The creation of 4.8 million jobs in June, after an increase of 2.7 million jobs in May, defied most predictions, while the unemployment rate decreased to 11.1 percent, from 13.3 percent in May […]

Trump Backs Confederate Base Names as Monuments to Racism Continue to Fall 

Trump Backs Confederate Base Names as Monuments to Racism Continue to Fall 

In Massachusetts, the Boston Art Commission voted this week to remove a copy of the “Emancipation Memorial” sculpture from public display. The statue portrays an enslaved man kneeling at the feet of Abraham Lincoln. In San Antonio, Texas, officials removed a statue of Christopher Columbus Wednesday. A similar statue was removed from outside City Hall […]

Visit the Many Nations of America From Home

Visit the Many Nations of America From Home

Every few years, the Museum updates this story to add more Native voices. The story first appeared on July 3, 2013.      How do Native Americans observe the 4th of July? This year, many people’s plans reflect their concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. But the answer has always been as complicated as America’s history. […]

VACOLAO Celebrates the July 1st Implementation of the Virginia Dream Act

VACOLAO Celebrates the July 1st Implementation of the Virginia Dream Act

Richmond, VA. July 1, 2020 – The Virginia Coalition of Latino Organizations (VACOLAO) celebrates the July 1st implementation of the Virginia Dream Act that will expand in-state tuition accessibility to include undocumented immigrant students residing in the Commonwealth of Virginia. This means that as of today, all Virginia students regardless of their status who meet Virginia residency […]

Mighty Dollar

Mighty Dollar

By Isaac Cohen* It may sound paradoxical but in turbulent times, as today’s, the dollar strengthens. The dollar’s international function, as unit of transaction, reserve currency and as a refuge from volatility, is enhanced in the middle of this time of “extreme uncertainty.” Beyond the US dollar as one of the currencies in almost 90 […]

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