2019-03-26: News Headlines

STAFF (2019-03-26). Homicide and Baltimore's Black Butterfly — RAI with Eddie Conway (12/12). therealnews.com Murders take place in Baltimore at a rate that compares with New York, thirteen times the size; Eddie Conway says deep poverty, unemployment, and brutal policing are contributing factors to the murder epidemic — on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay…

WSWS (2019-03-26). Sri Lankan think tank warns about growing levels of social inequality. wsws.org In 2016, the richest 10 percent earned the equivalent of the total amount earned by 70 percent of all households per year.

Ed Sykes (2019-03-26). Beyond Brexit, MPs launch bill to end inequality and 'radically rethink' Britain's economy. thecanary.co On 26 March, two MPs are launching a bill which focuses on the UK's future beyond Brexit. It seeks to end inequality through "a … | Read more Beyond Brexit, MPs launch bill to end inequality and 'radically rethink' Britain's economy | By Ed Sykes

Lawrence Wittner (2019-03-25). What Democratic Socialism Is and Is Not. counterpunch.org In recent weeks, Donald Trump and other Republicans have begun to tar their Democratic opponents with the "socialist" brush, contending that the adoption of socialist policies will transform the United States into a land of dictatorship and poverty. In fact, though, like many of Trump's other claims, there's no reason to believe it. The ideal of socialism goes More

RT (2019-03-25). Who watches the watchdog? Hate monitor group SPLC embroiled in harassment scandal (VIDEO). rt.com The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), an organization which crusades against racism, has been hit by a string of resignations amid workplace harassment claims. Analysts say the scandal reflects the watchdog's duplicitous nature.

Eoin Higgins (2019-03-24). Progressive DA Rachael Rollins Hasn't Stopped Prosecuting Petty Crimes, Despite Pledge. Police Are Still Furious. theintercept.com Rachael Rollins won the election for district attorney in Suffolk County, Massachusetts, last November on a campaign that promised progressive reforms, including the end of cash bail, as well as a halt to prosecutions for petty, poverty-related crimes. | It was such a direct challenge to the lucrative churn of the criminal justice system that the National Police Association filed a bar complaint against Rollins in late December, days before she was sworn in,…

STAFF (2019-03-23). Neoliberal Policies Are Tanking the Argentine Economy. therealnews.com Even with the IMF's largest loan ever, Argentina cannot seem to avoid rising unemployment, high inflation, and recession. CEPR's Mark Weisbrot explains that this is because they are following the usual failed neoliberal recipe…

United Nations (2019-03-22). Gender equality, justice in law and practice: Essential for sustainable development. un.org Fundamentally linked to human development, gender justice requires ending inequality and redressing existing disparities between women and men, according to a high-level United Nations forum on the situation in Arab States.

ACLU (2019-03-22). Why School Psychologists Are Worried About the Mental Health of America's Students. aclu.org A new ACLU report shows that millions of kids are in schools that have no mental health staff. One of the report's authors discusses the implications. | Earlier this month, thousands of school psychologists met in Atlanta at the annual convention of the National Association of School Psychologists. One of the hottest topics among attendees was exhaustion — a consequence of having to serve more students who are experiencing more trauma and other mental health problems without more help in carrying the load. | It's not just school psychologists who are concerned about being short-staffed. I know of far too ma…

Julian Vasquez Heilig (2019-03-19). The Real Scandal Over Buying an Education. progressive.org Wealthy parents have been arrested for lavishing millions on a college admissions scam. But inequality in school funding is baked into our system.

2019-03-26: Social Media Postees

Homicide and Baltimore's Black Butterfly — RAI with Eddie Conway (12/12)
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-03-26
Murders take place in Baltimore at a rate that compares with New York, thirteen times the size; Eddie Conway says deep poverty, unemployment, and brutal policing are contributing factors to the murder epidemic — on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay…
therealnews.com/stories/homicide-and-bal…

Sri Lankan think tank warns about growing levels of social inequality
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-26
In 2016, the richest 10 percent earned the equivalent of the total amount earned by 70 percent of all households per year.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/26/ineq…

Beyond Brexit, MPs launch bill to end inequality and 'radically rethink' Britain's economy
Ed Sykes | thecanary.co | 2019-03-26
On 26 March, two MPs are launching a bill which focuses on the UK's future beyond Brexit. It seeks to end inequality through…
thecanary.co/trending/2019/03/26/beyond-brexit-mps-launch-bill-to-end-inequality-and-radically-rethink-britains-economy/

What Democratic Socialism Is and Is Not
Lawrence Wittner | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-25
In recent weeks, Donald Trump and other Republicans have begun to tar their Democratic opponents with the "socialist" brush, contending that the adoption of socialist policies will transform the United States into a land of dictatorship and poverty. In fact, though, like many of Trump's other claims, there's no reason to believe it. The ideal of socialism goes…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/25/what-democra…

Who watches the watchdog? Hate monitor group SPLC embroiled in harassment scandal (VIDEO)
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-25
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), an organization which crusades against racism, has been hit by a string of resignations amid workplace harassment claims. Analysts say the scandal reflects the watchdog's duplicitous nature. | …
rt.com/usa/454720-splc-scandal-hate-spee…

Progressive DA Rachael Rollins Hasn't Stopped Prosecuting Petty Crimes, Despite Pledge. Police Are Still Furious
Eoin Higgins | theintercept.com | 2019-03-24
Rachael Rollins won the election for district attorney in Suffolk County, Massachusetts, last November on a campaign that promised progressive reforms, including the end of cash bail, as well as a halt to prosecutions for petty, poverty-related crimes. | It was such a direct challenge to the lucrative churn of the criminal justice system that the National Police Association filed a bar complaint against Rollins in late December, days before she was sworn in,…
theintercept.com/2019/03/24/rachael-roll…

Neoliberal Policies Are Tanking the Argentine Economy
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-03-23
Even with the IMF's largest loan ever, Argentina cannot seem to avoid rising unemployment, high inflation, and recession. CEPR's Mark Weisbrot explains that this is because they are following the usual failed neoliberal recipe…
therealnews.com/stories/neoliberal-polic…

Why School Psychologists Are Worried About the Mental Health of America's Students
ACLU | aclu.org | 2019-03-22
A new ACLU report shows that millions of kids are in schools that have no mental health staff. One of the report's authors discusses the implications. | Earlier this month, thousands of school psychologists met in Atlanta at the annual convention of the National Association of School Psychologists. One of the hottest topics among attendees was exhaustion — a consequence of having to serve more students who are experiencing more trauma and other mental health problems without more help in carrying the load. | It's not just school psychologists who are concerned about being short-staffed. I know of far too ma…
aclu.org/blog/racial-justice/race-and-in…

Gender equality, justice in law and practice: Essential for sustainable development
United Nations | un.org | 2019-03-22
Fundamentally linked to human development, gender justice requires ending inequality and redressing existing disparities between women and men, according to a high-level United Nations forum on the situation in Arab States.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/03/1…

The Real Scandal Over Buying an Education
Julian Vasquez Heilig | progressive.org | 2019-03-19
Wealthy parents have been arrested for lavishing millions on a college admissions scam. But inequality in school funding is baked into our system.
progressive.org/public-school-shakedown/…