2019-08-20: News Headlines

WSWS (2019-08-20). Quebec's new CAQ-authored chauvinist laws incite spike in hate crimes. wsws.org The more workers challenge austerity and social inequality, the more the ruling elite promotes Islamophobia and anti-immigrant chauvinism in an attempt to divide them and divert them from the struggle against crisis-ridden capitalism.

WSWS (2019-08-19). Hundreds of thousands again take to Hong Kong's streets. wsws.org Underlying the protests is mounting frustration with the city's glaring social inequality and the lack of welfare services, affordable housing and job opportunities.

Ruth Milka (2019-08-19). Inequality in the U.S. is stifling economic growth and could cost us as much as $1.5 trillion. nationofchange.org Failure to close the gap, leaving the majority of wealth among the super-rich, will cost the economy anywhere from $1 trillion to $1.5 trillion by 2028.

teleSUR (2019-08-19). Sanders Plans to Overhaul US Criminal Justice System. telesurenglish.net The United States Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders Sunday talked about his plans to "reform every aspect of America's dysfunctional criminal justice system". | RELATED: | Cardi B Meets Bernie Sanders, Talks Minimum Wage, Unemployment | His proposals include cutting the prison population in half, end mandatory minimum sentencing, legalizing mariju…

teleSUR (2019-08-19). Brazil's Inequality Widens, Super-Rich Hold 28% of Total Income. telesurenglish.net Brazil is the world's democratic country with the highest concentration of income in the top one percent, and since 2014's recession while the country's poorest sectors continue to be hit the worst the rich keep getting richer. | RELATED: | Brazil's Economy Continues Downward Spiral Towards Recession | According to the 2018 Global Inequality Report produced by a team of economist from the Paris School of Economics, B…

Jake Johnson (2019-08-19). Sanders unveils plan to end cash bail, ban private prisons, and 'fundamentally transform' US criminal justice system. nationofchange.org Decrying America's status as the "world's leading jailer," Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday released a comprehensive plan to confront the crisis of mass incarceration, end the criminalization of poverty, and dramatically overhaul the U.S. criminal justice system. | "We have a criminal justice system that is racist and broken, and working together we're going to fundamentally transform it," said Sanders, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate. | The platform, which Sander…

Staff (2019-08-18). How The Mainstream Media Fuels America's Income Inequality Machine. therealnews.com From medicare for all to neoliberal tax subsidies for major corporations the mainstream media often bolsters the notion that a more fair and equitable society is not possible…

Ed Sykes (2019-08-18). As ordinary people continue to suffer, Corbyn pledges to end influence of 'big donors' on politics. thecanary.co Poverty among elderly people in Tory Britain is currently sky high. But as ordinary citizens continue to suffer, opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn has announced that his party is working o…

James Wright (2019-08-18). The assault against Owen Jones is the tip of the iceberg. thecanary.co When it comes to politically motivated violence in the UK, the assault against Owen Jones is the tip of the iceberg. | Free market capitalism is broken and child poverty, for instance, is rising sharply across the board and is above 50% in 10 UK constituencie…

Eds. (2019-08-17). The commodity and the making of "woman" mronline.org If we have little interest in the scholasticism and the baroque arcana of contemporary marxist theoretical debates, the wealth of marxist theory can be neither dismissed nor ignored. And debates around marxist inspired feminism are a case in point. | Source

Greg Kaufmann (2019-08-16). A Young Mayor Makes the Case for a Guaranteed Income. thenation.com A Young Mayor Makes the Case for a Guaranteed Income…

Staff (2019-08-16). The Great Land Robbery: How Federal Policies Dispossessed Black Americans of Millions of Acres. democracynow.org Over the 20th century, black people in the U.S. were dispossessed of 12 million acres of land. Half of that loss — 6 million acres — occurred over just two decades, from 1950 to 1969, a period largely associated with the civil rights struggle. This mass land dispossession, which affected 98% of black agricultural land owners, is part of the pattern of institutional racism and discrimination that has contributed to the racial wealth gap in the United States. Many of the driving forces behind this land theft were legal and originated in federal policies, as documented by Vann Newkirk, staff writer at Th…

splcenter (2019-08-15). SPLC publishes Opportunity Costs: Unequal Justice in Alabama's Community Corrections Programs. splcenter.org A new investigative report published today by the Southern Poverty Law Center reveals serious flaws in Alabama's community corrections programs, an otherwise promising system for diverting people from the state's prisons.

Staff (2019-08-14). Immigrants Welcome to the US as Long as They Are White and Wealthy. therealnews.com The Trump's administration's Kenneth Cuccinelli rewrites Emma Lazarus's words on the Statue of Liberty, telling the poor and oppressed they're no longer welcome. This comes right after Trump proposes to limit legal migration to the US. We speak to Michael Paarlberg of IPS…

splcenter (2019-08-08). SPLC statement on Mississippi immigration raids. splcenter.org Southern Poverty Law Center Attorney Julia Solórzano, with the SPLC's Immigrant Justice Project, issued the following statement on today's workplace raids in Mississippi:…

2019-08-20: Social Media Postees

Quebec's new CAQ-authored chauvinist laws incite spike in hate crimes
wsws.org | 2019-08-20
The more workers challenge austerity and social inequality, the more the ruling elite promotes Islamophobia and anti-immigrant chauvinism in an attempt to divide them and divert them from the struggle against crisis-ridden capitalism.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/08/20/hate-a20.html

Hundreds of thousands again take to Hong Kong's streets
wsws.org | 2019-08-19
Underlying the protests is mounting frustration with the city's glaring social inequality and the lack of welfare services, affordable housing and job opportunities.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/08/19/hong-a19.html

Inequality in the U.S. is stifling economic growth and could cost us as much as $1.5 trillion
Ruth Milka | nationofchange.org | 2019-08-19
Failure to close the gap, leaving the majority of wealth among the super-rich, will cost the economy anywhere from $1 trillion to $1.5 trillion by 2028.
nationofchange.org/2019/08/19/inequality-in-the-u-s-is-stifling-economic-growth-and-could-cost-us-as-much-as-1-5-trillion/

Sanders Plans to Overhaul US Criminal Justice System
telesurenglish.net | 2019-08-19
The United States Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders Sunday talked about his plans to "reform every aspect of America's dysfunctional criminal justice system". | RELATED: | Cardi B Meets Bernie Sanders, Talks Minimum Wage, Unemployment | His proposals include cutting the prison population in half, end mandatory minimum sentencing, legalizing mariju…
telesurenglish.net/news/Bernie-Sanders-Plans-to-Overhaul-Dysfunctional-Criminal-Justice-System-of-US-20190819-0004.html

Brazil's Inequality Widens, Super-Rich Hold 28% of Total Income
telesurenglish.net | 2019-08-19
Brazil is the world's democratic country with the highest concentration of income in the top one percent, and since 2014's recession while the country's poorest sectors continue to be hit the worst the rich keep getting richer. | RELATED: | Brazil's Economy Continues Downward Spiral Towards Recession | According to the 2018 Global Inequality Report produced by a team of economist from the Paris School of Economics, B…
telesurenglish.net/news/Brazil-Inequality-Widens-Super-Rich-Hold-28-percent-of-Total-Income-20190819-0015.html

Sanders unveils plan to end cash bail, ban private prisons, and 'fundamentally transform' US criminal justice system
Jake Johnson | nationofchange.org | 2019-08-19
Decrying America's status as the "world's leading jailer," Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday released a comprehensive plan to confront the crisis of mass incarceration, end the criminalization of poverty, and dramatically overhaul the U.S. criminal justice system. | "We have a criminal justice system that is racist and broken, and working together we're going to fundamentally transform it," said Sanders, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate. | The platform, which Sander…
nationofchange.org/2019/08/19/sanders-unveils-plan-to-end-cash-bail-ban-private-prisons-and-fundamentally-transform-us-criminal-justice-system/

How The Mainstream Media Fuels America's Income Inequality Machine
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-08-18
From medicare for all to neoliberal tax subsidies for major corporations the mainstream media often bolsters the notion that a more fair and equitable society is not possible…
therealnews.com/stories/how-the-mainstream-media-fuels-americas-income-inequality-machine

As ordinary people continue to suffer, Corbyn pledges to end influence of 'big donors' on politics
Ed Sykes | thecanary.co | 2019-08-18
Poverty among elderly people in Tory Britain is currently sky high. But as ordinary citizens continue to suffer, opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn has announced that his party is working o…
thecanary.co/trending/2019/08/18/as-ordinary-people-continue-to-suffer-corbyn-pledges-to-end-influence-of-big-donors-on-politics/

The assault against Owen Jones is the tip of the iceberg
James Wright | thecanary.co | 2019-08-18
When it comes to politically motivated violence in the UK, the assault against Owen Jones is the tip of the iceberg. | Free market capitalism is broken and child poverty, for instance, is rising sharply across the board and is above 50% in 10 UK constituencie…
thecanary.co/uk/analysis/2019/08/18/the-assault-against-owen-jones-is-the-tip-of-the-iceberg/

The commodity and the making of "woman"
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-08-17
If we have little interest in the scholasticism and the baroque arcana of contemporary marxist theoretical debates, the wealth of marxist theory can be neither dismissed nor ignored. And debates around marxist inspired feminism are a case in point. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/08/17/the-commodity-and-the-making-of-woman/

A Young Mayor Makes the Case for a Guaranteed Income
Greg Kaufmann | thenation.com | 2019-08-16
A Young Mayor Makes the Case for a Guaranteed Income…
thenation.com/article/stockton-california-michael-tubbs-poverty-basic-income/

The Great Land Robbery: How Federal Policies Dispossessed Black Americans of Millions of Acres
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-08-16
Over the 20th century, black people in the U.S. were dispossessed of 12 million acres of land. Half of that loss — 6 million acres — occurred over just two decades, from 1950 to 1969, a period largely associated with the civil rights struggle. This mass land dispossession, which affected 98% of black agricultural land owners, is part of the pattern of institutional racism and discrimination that has contributed to the racial wealth gap in the United States. Many of the driving forces behind this land theft were legal and originated in federal policies, as documented by Vann Newkirk, staff writer at Th…
www.democracynow.org/2019/8/16/vann_newkirk_great_land_robbery

SPLC publishes Opportunity Costs: Unequal Justice in Alabama's Community Corrections Programs
splcenter.org | 2019-08-15
A new investigative report published today by the Southern Poverty Law Center reveals serious flaws in Alabama's community corrections programs, an otherwise promising system for diverting people from the state's prisons.
splcenter.org/news/2019/08/15/splc-publishes-opportunity-costs-unequal-justice-alabamas-community-corrections-programs

Immigrants Welcome to the US as Long as They Are White and Wealthy
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-08-14
The Trump's administration's Kenneth Cuccinelli rewrites Emma Lazarus's words on the Statue of Liberty, telling the poor and oppressed they're no longer welcome. This comes right after Trump proposes to limit legal migration to the US. We speak to Michael Paarlberg of IPS…
therealnews.com/stories/immigrants-welcome-to-the-us-as-long-as-they-are-white-and-wealthy

SPLC statement on Mississippi immigration raids
splcenter.org | 2019-08-08
Southern Poverty Law Center Attorney Julia Solórzano, with the SPLC's Immigrant Justice Project, issued the following statement on today's workplace raids in Mississippi:…
splcenter.org/news/2019/08/07/splc-statement-mississippi-immigration-raids