2019-11-25: Social Media Postees

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Most People Pay a Higher Wealth Tax Than the Wealthy
Rick Baum | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-25
A long overdue tax on the wealth of the wealthy is finally being put forward as a means to fund government services and reduce economic inequality.[1] At this point, among Democrats, the Sander's proposal goes the furthest and is estimated to raise $4.35 trillion over the next 10 years. As of the second quarter of…

'Atlantics (Atlantique)': An African 'Get Out' type of movie
Ed Rampell | peoplesworld.org | 2019-11-25
Mati Diop's Atlantics, seen recently at the American Film Institute's annual film festival, is a clever, creative film that, like Jordan Peele's 2017 Get Out and 2019 Us, takes a look at a topical issue through the lens of horror movie genre conventions. Whereas Peele peeled back the layers of American racism and class inequality, …

Record inequality and corporate profits are what media call a 'strong economy'
Joshua Cho | nationofchange.org | 2019-11-25
What explains corporate media's credulous reliance on uninformative economic measures, and contradictory references to a "strong economy," alongside reports on a struggling working class?>…

No Billionaires, No Fascists, No Warmongers To the Socialist Future
Mark Harris | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-25
There's probably no bigger sin in American politics than to imagine a world without war, inequality, and capitalism. Actually, imagining just a kinder, more equitable version of capitalism, one in which the existence of elite wealth is tempered by the peoples' right to health care, a college education, affordable housing, strong workplace unions, full reproductive…

Welcome to the Global Rebellion Against Neoliberalism
Ben Ehrenreich | thenation.com | 2019-11-25
Welcome to the Global Rebellion Against Neoliberalism…

Warren's New Proposal for Prescription Drugs Is Flying Under the Radar
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-11-25
Earlier this month, Sen. Elizabeth Warren put out a set of steps that she would put forward as president as part of a transition to Medicare for All. The items that got the most attention were including everyone over age 50 and under age 18 in Medicare, and providing people of all ages with the option to buy into the program. This buy-in would include large subsidies, and people with incomes of less than 200 percent of the poverty level would be able to enter the Medicare program at no cost. | These…

A staggering one-in-three women, experience physical, sexual abuse
United Nations | news.un.org | 2019-11-24
Violence against women and girls is among the most widespread, and devastating human rights violations in the world, but much of it is often unreported due to impunity, shame and gender inequality, the UN highlighted ahead of Monday's World Day to stamp out abuse of women and girls.

Fighting for social change in a time of climate crisis
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2019-11-22
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…

We need a just climate transition
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2019-11-22
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…

Record inequality and corporate profits are what media call a 'strong economy'
Joshua Cho | mronline.org | 2019-11-21
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…

2020 Candidates' Focus on Inequality Shows "Shift in the Conversation" Within Democratic Party
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-21
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…

Record Inequality and Corporate Profits Are What Media Call a 'Strong Economy'
Joshua Cho | fair.org | 2019-11-19
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…

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.