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Cutting Through the Spin: What the Showdown in Congress Means for Workers

This interview is an episode of The Socialist Program with Brian Becker, a podcast providing news and views about the world for those who want to change it. You can follow the show on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

On today’s “In the News” roundtable, Brian Becker, Esther Iverem, Nicole Roussell and Walter Smolarek discuss how trillions of dollars to address the needs of working people in the areas of education, childcare, health, housing and more are on the line as a crucial struggle unfolds in Congress and in the streets. They also discuss the Biden administration’s brutal treatment of thousands of Haitian refugees seeking asylum in Texas, the latest on the pandemic as COVID spreads virtually unchecked in large parts of the country, and more.

The following articles are referenced in today’s episode:

The U.S.’s Long History of Mistreating Haitian Migrants

Covid Gets Redder

Covid’s Hidden Toll: One Million Children Who Lost Parents

Supreme Court observers see trouble ahead as public approval of justices erodes

Keystroke tracking, screenshots, and facial recognition: The boss may be watching long after the pandemic ends

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