Portside Snapshot - January 29, 2017



Fact Checking Trump's Inaccurate Statements

Glenn Kessler
Boston Globe
Here’s an accounting of his public statements in the first seven days as president, not counting his error-plagued inauguration speech (which had eight problematic claims).

Our Alternative

Bhaskar Sunkara
We need a socialist politics that challenges the Democratic Party's leadership, not just the Right.

“A Hostile Act: Mexico Braces for Trump’s Border Wall

Ryan Devereaux
The Intercept
Faced with the Mexican government’s refusal to pay for the building of a wall between the U.S. and Mexico, the Trump Administration announced it would impose a 20% tax on Mexican imports. But the very idea of a wall is imbued with aggression from the highest office of the U.S. government to the Mexican state. It is “a hostile act.” On Friday Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto called an emergency government meeting to coordinate a response to Trump’s attack on Mexico.

Union Members Summary for 2016

Bureau of labor Statistics
Bureau of Labor Statistics
The new figures have just come out, and we are slightly down again.




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