2018-09-18: News Headlines

Dave Lindorff (2018-09-18). We Already Have a Fake Billionaire President; Why Would We want a Real One Running in 2020? counterpunch.org Word is that Michael Bloomberg, the mega-billionaire former mayor of New York City who watched his wealth more than double while he sat in the mayor's office is thinking of running for President as a Democrat in 2020. Why does that suck? Well, listen as my dear departed friend and co-founder of this site, Chuck More

teleSUR (2018-09-18). Argentina: 10,600 Public Workers Let Go in Just Two Months. telesurtv.net

wsws (2018-09-17). Silicon Valley's corrupt nexus: War, censorship and inequality. wsws.org The appearance of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos at the Air Force Association's annual conference embodies the fusion of America's technology monopolies with the apparatus of state repression.

wsws (2018-09-17). UN special rapporteur to examine extreme poverty in the UK. wsws.org That the UK now requires such a visit demonstrates the impact of more than £110 billion in austerity cuts and the destruction of one million public sector jobs.

wsws (2018-09-17). Residents of Chicago's Little Village speak out against increasing poverty and unaffordable housing. wsws.org Three weeks after a deadly house fire killed 10 children on Chicago's west side, residents still have no answers as to its causes, or resources to help them recover.

RT (2018-09-17). 'Kiss your newfound wealth goodbye!' — Trump warns of economic troubles if Dems win midterms. rt.com President Donald Trump has tweeted that people's "newfound wealth" would be lost if they vote for Democrats in the midterm elections. His statement has made many wonder where that wealth may be.

Atossa Araxia Abrahamian (2018-09-13). The Rise of the Inequality Industry. thenation.com The Rise of the Inequality Industry appeared first on The Nation.

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-09-12). The Economy Under Trump: Business Optimism Combined with Inequality. therealnews.com Trump's Chair of Economic Advisors presented a glowing analysis of how business optimism and investment boomed with Trump's election. But what do these figures mask and how accurate are they? We take a closer look at the data with PERI's Gerald Epstein

Janine Jackson (2018-09-07). 'Punitive Discipline Policies Have Proven to Be Destructive to Children'. fair.org CBS News ( 8/14/18) | Janine Jackson: Nothing says America 2018 like a spate of stories on how back-to-school shopping includes bulletproof backpacks. Arming teachers and gearing kids up like commandos are presented as more-or-less reasonable responses to concerns about school safety. | Any violence in schools is too much, of course, but a conversation about school safety that's focused on guns and bullets is a narrow and distorted conversation. Recasting our definition of a "safe school environment" could lead us in some very different directions. | Karen Dolan is director of the Criminalization of Race and Poverty Project at the Institute for Policy Studies, and co-author, with Ebony Slaughter-Johnson and Myacah Sampson, of the recent report Students Under Siege: How the School-to-Prison Pipeline, Poverty and Racism Endanger Our Schoolchildren. She joins us now by phone…

Democracy Now! (2018-09-05). As Amazon Hits $1 Trillion in Value, Its Warehouse Workers Denounce "Slavery" Conditions. democracynow.org Amazon made headlines Tuesday when it became the second American company, after Apple, to reach $1 trillion in value. Amazon's founder and chief executive, Jeff Bezos, is the richest man in the world, with a net worth of more than $167 billion. But what's behind that wealth? What about its workers? The working conditions in Amazon's warehouses have been the focus of protests, union drives and several investigations—including by student reporters. As students throughout the country head back to class, we feature an investigative report by students at the Rutgers University Department of Journalism and Media…

Paul Dobson (2018-09-03). Venezuela Kicks off Gold Savings Plan in Effort to Stabilise Economy. venezuelanalysis.com The measure allows citizens to directly own part of the country's natural wealth stored in the vaults of the Central Bank with the aim of moving away from savings in dollars.

Sarah Jaffe (2018-08-29). The Movement Against Prison Abuse—From the Inside. progressive.org Janos Marton of the ACLU's Smart Justice program talks about a growing public awareness of the rampant inequality perpetuated by prisons, jails, arrests, and prosecutions, and what people on the outside can do.

Ruth Conniff (2018-08-29). Florida Primary Sets up Stark Choice, New Day for Democrats. progressive.org In Tuesday's primary elections, Democrats offer a powerful answer to the rapacious politics that have exacerbated inequality across the country.

2018-09-18: Social Media Postees

We Already Have a Fake Billionaire President; Why Would We want a Real One Running in 2020?
Dave Lindorff | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-18
Word is that Michael Bloomberg, the mega-billionaire former mayor of New York City who watched his wealth more than double while he sat in the mayor's office is thinking of running for President as a Democrat in 2020. Why does that suck? Well, listen as my dear departed friend and co-founder of this site, Chuck…
counterpunch.org/2018/09/18/we-already-h…

'Kiss your newfound wealth goodbye!' — Trump warns of economic troubles if Dems win midterms
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-17
President Donald Trump has tweeted that people's "newfound wealth" would be lost if they vote for Democrats in the midterm elections. His statement has made many wonder where that wealth may be.
rt.com/usa/438582-trump-newfound-wealth-…

Residents of Chicago's Little Village speak out against increasing poverty and unaffordable housing
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-17
Three weeks after a deadly house fire killed 10 children on Chicago's west side, residents still have no answers as to its causes, or resources to help them recover.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09/17/vill…

UN special rapporteur to examine extreme poverty in the UK
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-17
That the UK now requires such a visit demonstrates the impact of more than £110 billion in austerity cuts and the destruction of one million public sector jobs.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09/17/unra…

Silicon Valley's corrupt nexus: War, censorship and inequality
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-17
The appearance of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos at the Air Force Association's annual conference embodies the fusion of America's technology monopolies with the apparatus of state repression.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09/17/pers…

The Rise of the Inequality Industry
Atossa Araxia Abrahamian | thenation.com | 2018-09-13
The Rise of the Inequality Industry appeared first on The Nation.
thenation.com/article/the-inequality-ind…

'Punitive Discipline Policies Have Proven to Be Destructive to Children'
Janine Jackson | fair.org | 2018-09-07
CBS News ( 8/14/18) | Janine Jackson: Nothing says America 2018 like a spate of stories on how back-to-school shopping includes bulletproof backpacks. Arming teachers and gearing kids up like commandos are presented as more-or-less reasonable responses to concerns about school safety. | Any violence in schools is too much, of course, but a conversation about school safety that's focused on guns and bullets is a narrow and distorted conversation. Recasting our definition of a "safe school environment" could lead us in some very different directions. | Karen Dolan is director of the Criminalization of Race and Poverty Project at the Institute for Policy Studies, and co-author, with Ebony Slaughter-Johnson and Myacah Sampson, of the recent report Students Under Siege: How the School-to-Prison Pipeline, Poverty and Racism Endanger Our Schoolchildren. She joins us now by phone…
fair.org/home/punitive-discipline-polici…

As Amazon Hits $1 Trillion in Value, Its Warehouse Workers Denounce "Slavery" Conditions
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-09-05
Amazon made headlines Tuesday when it became the second American company, after Apple, to reach $1 trillion in value. Amazon's founder and chief executive, Jeff Bezos, is the richest man in the world, with a net worth of more than $167 billion. But what's behind that wealth? What about its workers? The working conditions in Amazon's warehouses have been the focus of protests, union drives and several investigations–including by student reporters. As students throughout the country head back to class, we feature an investigative report by students at the Rutgers University Department of Journalism and Media…
www.democracynow.org/2018/9/5/as_amazon_…

Venezuela Kicks off Gold Savings Plan in Effort to Stabilise Economy
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2018-09-03
The measure allows citizens to directly own part of the country's natural wealth stored in the vaults of the Central Bank with the aim of moving away from savings in dollars.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14027

The Movement Against Prison Abuse–From the Inside
Sarah Jaffe | progressive.org | 2018-08-29
Janos Marton of the ACLU's Smart Justice program talks about a growing public awareness of the rampant inequality perpetuated by prisons, jails, arrests, and prosecutions, and what people on the outside can do.
progressive.org/dispatches/janos-marton-…

Florida Primary Sets up Stark Choice, New Day for Democrats
Ruth Conniff | progressive.org | 2018-08-29
In Tuesday's primary elections, Democrats offer a powerful answer to the rapacious politics that have exacerbated inequality across the country.
progressive.org/dispatches/florida-prima…

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