2019-11-24: News Headlines

Jim Hightower (2019-11-24). How Trump's Poverty Subsidy Enriches the Rich. commondreams.org President Donald Trump speaks at a meeting with business leaders on tax reform at the White House in Washington, D.C. on October 31, 2017. (Photo: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/trump_mnuchin.jpg

Staff (2019-11-24). Corporate Media Ignore Historic Inequality in Reports of "Strong Economy" truthout.org Last month, CNBC ( 10/7/19) reassured us that fears of a potential recession are "overblown," because the "hard data" shows that the "US economy remains strong." | If you've been keeping track of corporate media coverage of the US economy over the past several years, you might have noticed a contradictory pattern. You'll find that corporate media make ubiquitous references to a "strong economy," while…

WSWS (2019-11-23). Historically low number of Americans receiving unemployment benefits due to increasing restrictions. wsws.org Restrictions enacted by state and federal governments following the Great Recession have prevented millions from receiving their deserved benefits and discouraged those in need from applying.

The Canary (2019-11-22). All you need to know about voter registration, deadlines and eligibility. thecanary.co As the general election looms, so does the deadline for people to register to vote. | So here's a guide to who can register and how. | — Who is eligible to register? | You can register to vote if you are aged 16 or over, or 14 or over in Scotland. | But you can only vote in a general election when you are 18 or over. | UK, Irish, EU or Commonwealth citizens with a permanent UK address are eligible to register. | — How do you register? | People can register online which takes about five minute…

Fred_F (2019-11-22). Fighting for social change in a time of climate crisis. greenleft.org.au Climate capitalism Jacob AndrewarthaIssue 1246 AustraliaNovember 22, 2019As the climate crisis pushes the planet past certain tipping points, inequality between the rich and the poor continues to grow. At the same time, we are also witnessing a resurgence in protests and…

Fred_F (2019-11-22). We need a just climate transition. greenleft.org.au Climate Meghan StreetIssue 1246 AustraliaNovember 22, 2019The climate movement has to take up the issues of refugees, war and global inequality to ensure a just climate for all. | The climate crisis is generating instability and a scarcity of resources via rising sea levels and more intense and extreme weather events, such as floods, storm s…

Joshua Cho (2019-11-21). Record inequality and corporate profits are what media call a 'strong economy'. mronline.org Last month, CNBC (10/7/19) reassured us that fears of a potential recession are "overblown," because the "hard data" shows that the "U.S. economy remains strong." | Source

Staff (2019-11-21). 2020 Candidates' Focus on Inequality Shows "Shift in the Conversation" Within Democratic Party. democracynow.org Ten Democratic candidates took the stage Wednesday for the party's fifth presidential debate, held in Atlanta, Georgia, and co-hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post. One of the most memorable moments of the night was a disagreement between Senators Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker over Warren's proposed tax on the wealthiest Americans. Her proposed wealth tax would kick in on assets of $50 million and higher. Both candidates agreed that inequality is a major issue in the U.S., but Booker said wealth taxes in other countries have not been effective and that there are better ways to raise revenue. The issue of ec…

Shawgi Tell (2019-11-20). Charter School Advocates Repulsed by Empowered Teachers. dissidentvoice.org Workers produce all the wealth of society. Unions have been around for generations and exist to protect the rights of workers. Currently, 90%—93% of privately operated non-profit and for-profit charter schools across the country have no teacher unions, whereas about 90% of public school teachers are unionized. One of the claims to fame of deregulated …

Joshua Cho (2019-11-19). Record Inequality and Corporate Profits Are What Media Call a 'Strong Economy'. fair.org Who are you going to believe, "hard data" or your lying eyes (CNBC, 10/7/19)? | Last month, CNBC ( 10/7/19) reassured us that fears of a potential recession are "overblown," because the "hard data" shows that the "US economy remains strong." | If you've been keeping track of corporate media coverage of the US economy over the past several years, you might have noticed a contradictory pattern. You'll find that corporate…

splcenter (2019-11-12). SPLC Response to Union Petition. splcenter.org 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.

Matt Bruenig (2019-10-16). The Urban Institute Report Did Not Score Medicare for All. peoplespolicyproject.org The Urban Institute and The Commonwealth Fund put out a report today that provided cost estimates for 8 different health care reforms. One of those eight reforms, which is called "Single Payer Enhanced," describes a comprehensive, no-cost-sharing, national health plan similar to Medicare for All (M4A). However, the Urban plan uses hospital reimbursement rates that are 15 percent higher than the rates in the M4A legislation, meaning that its cost estimates are much…

CounterSpin (2019-09-27). Shailly Gupta Barnes, Frances Fox Piven on Defining and Ending Poverty. fair.org Media…