1.5 million march, tens of thousands strike in France against austerity and inequality
wsws.org | 2019-12-06
Tens of thousands of rail, government, and education workers went on strike against plans by French President Emanuel Macron to slash pensions.
Over 2 million Americans don't have access to indoor plumbing or water, report finds
wsws.org | 2019-12-06
The inequality that is endemic to the capitalist system finds expression in the lack of access to the most basic of human needs in the richest country in the world.
Labour reveals plan to 'poverty proof' schools as headteachers say budgets are at 'breaking point'
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-12-05
Free healthy breakfasts would be served to all primary school children under a Labour proposal to "poverty proof" England's schools and reduce the number going hungry. | Labour will detail plans to improve education, including by recruiting 20,000 more teachers, capping primary class sizes at 30 and investing £7bn repairing school buildings. | The free breakfast programme would also be piloted in secondary schools in an attempt to boost children's education chances, if Jeremy Corbyn's party wins the 12 December election. | All secondary school children whose families receive Universal Credit would get free…
Wealthy Nations Are Condemning Hundreds of Millions to Suffer
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-12-05
Only by sharing technologies and giving trillions to the U.N. can the West protect developing countries from the effects of climate change.
Sweden Offers Free Higher Ed, Universal Health Care, Daycare — Why Can't the US?
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-12-05
Medicare for All and tuition-free universities have been at the core of the 2020 Democratic presidential campaigns, creating a stark division between progressive candidates and their centrist counterparts. Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have proposed to make Medicare for All and public universities cost-free by taxing massive corporations and the super wealthy, and earlier this year, Sanders introduced legislation that would cancel student loan debt. His plan would be paid for with a…
Sweden Provides Free Higher Education, Universal Healthcare, Free Daycare — Why Can't the U.S.?
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-12-05
Medicare for All and tuition-free universities have been at the core of the 2020 Democratic presidential campaigns, creating a stark division between progressive candidates and their centrist counterparts. Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have proposed to make Medicare for All and public universities cost-free by taxing massive corporations and the super wealthy, and earlier this year, Sanders introduced legislation that would cancel student loan debt. His plan would be paid for with a new tax on Wall Street, he says. It would also make public universities and community colleges free — a key pil…
Tariq Ali on U.K. Elections, Corbyn's "Radical Social-Democratic Program" & Rise of Extreme Right
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-12-02
The British general election is just 10 days away and will have huge implications for the future of the country as well as Brexit. When voters cast their ballots later this month, they will choose between two dramatically different candidates: right-wing Conservative Party leader Boris Johnson and left-wing Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn. Corbyn recently unveiled an ambitious election manifesto promising to transform the country and resuscitate its public sector. The plan proposed a $100-billion tax increase on the wealthy to fund investment in infrastructure as well as increased spending on education and heal…
SPLC Response to Union Petition
splcenter.org | 2019-11-12
On November 7, 2019, the Southern Poverty Law Center received a notice from the National Labor Relations Board that the Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild seeks to represent certain employees through the formation of a union.