Tag: US

United States: Biden’s Big Promises

Joe Biden has entered the White House. On top of the economic crisis is a terribly mishandled pandemic caused by environmental degradation that threatens our way of life. Biden’s first 100 days will be high stakes.

US: Organizing the Fightback Under Biden: 2021 and Beyond

While tens of millions are no doubt rejoicing that Trump is leaving office, by the time Joe Biden takes his seat, daily COVID deaths could, according to one projection, exceed 5,000 per day. The pandemic will be on course to claim a half a million lives in the U.S. alone. Unemployment benefits for 13.5 million people, eviction protections, and student loan forbearance all hang in the balance and their expiration could push millions of households into poverty and trigger a “double dip” recession. Rental debt will have exceeded over $34 billion, triggering an unprecedented eviction crisis. Up to half of American families with children may have experienced hunger over the holidays.

U.S. Capitalism Faces Polarisation & Revolt

Notwithstanding the fact that the election takes place in the context of the biggest economic, political and social crisis in the US in decades, or that Trump is an un- qualified disaster, Biden has promised his wealthy donors (at a fundraiser in Manhattan) that “nothing would fundamentally change” if he is elected.