The social chasm separating America’s financial oligarchy from working people is wider than at any time since 1917, according to the latest statistics from the Internal Revenue Service: here.
Stock markets in the US and internationally declined sharply Monday before recouping some of their losses on Tuesday. The volatility reflects concerns that despite recent GDP growth reported for several major economies, the global economic crisis continues to deepen: here.
Irrespective of the political composition of the various Balkan state governments, they are uniformly reacting to the economic crisis by shifting the entire burden onto the backs of the broad masses of the population: here.
With the economy growing worse by the day, Street Sweeper Social Club (SSSC) has released their self-titled debut album in an effort to capture the discontent and anger felt by the working class through music. SSSC is a rap/rock supergroup that is the brainchild of guitarist Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine fame, and rapper Raymond ‘Boots’ Riley of the hip-hop group The Coup. After the breakup of Morello’s previous band, Audioslave, he met with Riley with the prospect of starting a band called ‘Street Sweeper’, and stated that they were “going to make anthems for the Revolution”: here.