By Democracy Now!
Democratic lawmakers say the Trump administration is sabotaging the United States Postal Service ahead of the November election when a record number of votes are expected to be cast by mail. Since taking office, U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy — a major Trump donor — has instituted a number of cost-cutting measures that have slowed down the delivery of mail, and overhauled the leadership of the agency in a move that critics say will give him more power. This comes as President Trump continues to attack mail-in voting, claiming the post office can’t handle an increase in ballots. We speak with Mark Dimondstein, president of the American Postal Workers Union, and David Dayen, executive editor of The American Prospect and author of the new book, “Monopolized: Life in the Age of Corporate Power.”
Apocalypse or Democracy Now?
This is California at 1.1 degrees Celsius of temperature rise due to anthropogenic climate change: unprecedented Megafires; toxic air, and 121 degrees Fahrenheit in Woodland Hills - all in the past week. Scientists say the best we can realistically hope for now is to contain global warming to 2 degrees. Let that sink in.
UCLA Researchers Detail How COVID-19 Pandemic Has Disproportionately Hurt Blacks and Latinos in California
The initial results are in, and they show that non-white racial and ethnic groups are experiencing the gamut of pandemic fallout at much higher rates.
A 21st Century Priority: The PRO Act will Revive the Labor Movement and Re-Build the Middle Class
Labor Day is a celebration of how organized labor won tremendous benefits for the American people. How the collective struggle of working people established a standard of dignity for all workers, against the wishes of bosses and investors - that is, against capitalism itself, against the most powerful force in modern times.
Next up: Californians brace for the ‘twindemic’
As we head toward fall, and COVID-19 persists, experts forecast how our lives may look and the challenges we are likely to confront.