2019-10-02: Social Media Postees

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Iraq Protests: At Least 9 Dead After Police Open Fire on Crowds, Embassies Sealed Off
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2019-10-02
At least nine killed as Iraqis take to streets again to protest corruption, unemployment and removal of popular military leader.

Iraq Protests: At Least 9 Dead After Police Open Fire on Crowds, Embassies Sealed Off

Welfare state alive in Scotland but waning elsewhere — UN poverty expert
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-02
A UN poverty expert has said Scotland is on "a very different trajectory" to the rest of the UK when it comes to social security. | Philip Alston, UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, said the "spirit" of the welfare state is "alive and humming" north of the border, but is "waning" elsewhere. | The international human rights law professor visited the UK last year to produce a report which found policies of austerity introduced in 2010 were continuing to have "tragic social consequences". | Tonight, Prof Philip Alston gives the Ruth Adler Memorial Lecture on "Making the Digital Welfare State…

Chinese 70th anniversary parade testifies to a crisis-stricken regime
wsws.org | 2019-10-02
Beside repression, the regime's only answer to the rising unrest over widening social inequality is to promote reactionary Chinese nationalism, hoping that appeals to "national unity" will contain irreconcilable class antagonisms.

Rich and want to escape Elizabeth Warren's wealth tax? CNBC says get divorced
Tim Libretti | peoplesworld.org | 2019-10-02
Readers of People's World certainly read the news with a consciousness of the fact that the media is one key site of class struggle among many in U.S. capitalist class society. But it is nonetheless worth decoding the language of the corporate media as we seek talking points that help us communicate and unmask the …

Poverty or Patriotism? US Army Exceeds 2019 Recruiting Goals
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-01
The United States Army has announced that they surpassed their recruiting goal for 2019, signing up more than 68,000 active-duty soldiers before the end of the fiscal year, yet the military brass acknowledged that patriotism wasn't really the reason. | RELATED: | Reasons For a War? US Dominates Global Arms Industry: Report | According to the head of the Army Recruiting Command Major General Frank Muth wars abroad are "not really part of the discussion," as the 'sale' pitch, based o…

'Poverty Is Not Just a Measure of How Much Cabbage and Potatoes You Need to Live On' – CounterSpin interview with Frances Fox Piven about poverty and Occupy Wall Street
Janine Jackson | fair.org | 2019-10-01
The September 27, 2019, episode of CounterSpin rebroadcast a portion of an interview Janine Jackson conducted with Frances Fox Piven about poverty and Occupy Wall Street, originally aired November 11, 2011. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media…

Chinese Official: Nearly 760 Million Rural People Lifted out of Poverty
CGTN | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-01
China has made massive strides ahead in improving the lives of hundreds of millions of people in the countryside. That progress was at the forefront on Friday as officials held a press conference focusing on agriculture and rural affairs, as well as a major ongoing poverty reduction campaign.

'Maybe It's Time We Broaden What We Mean by "Poor"' – CounterSpin interview with Shailly Gupta Barnes on defining and ending poverty
Janine Jackson | fair.org | 2019-09-30
Janine Jackson interviewed the Kairos Center's Shailly Gupta Barnes about defining and ending poverty for the September 27, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media…

San Francisco is pulling out all the stops to fight homelessness — except actually making housing affordable‚Äã
rt.com | 2019-09-30
San Francisco is one of the wealthiest cities in the US, but its high housing prices and strict zoning have contributed to a homelessness crisis. The city has declared war on its rough sleepers — because housing them is too easy.‚Äã | …

SEIU 32BJ members #BuildingJustice
Joe Piette | workers.org | 2019-09-29
Sept. 26 march, Philadelphia Thousands of Service Employees union (SEIU) 32BJ members held a spirited march and rally through Center City Philadelphia for #BuildingJustice on Sept. 26. Three thousand workers, who clean 120 office buildings across the city, are threatening to strike on Oct. 15 unless the wealthy owners of . . . | Continue reading SEIU 32BJ members #BuildingJustice at Workers.org

Haitian Foreign Minister calls for development reboot to close 'striking gap' between promises and action on ending poverty
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-28
The future of humanity hinges on full implementation of the 2030 Agenda, if we don't get there, "we may never see the world that 'we the peoples of the United Nations' have long been calling for," Bocchit Edmond, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Haiti, told the General Assembly, the Organization's top deliberative body.

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

What Kind of Mayor Does Baltimore Need?
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-25
The mayoral primary is just six months away, and it's clear the stakes are higher than ever for the person who wins the job. Record high crime, unrelenting poverty, and flawed housing policies all add up to a city in crisis. But who is best suited to address these issues, and what types of policies…

Climate change is a crime being perpetrated against us
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2019-09-24
Climate change capitalist inequality Tamara PearsonIssue 1239 AustraliaSeptember 24, 2019A sophisticated greenwashing industry has emerged over the past few decades to not just mask the environmental destruction of corporations while blaming consumers, but…

50,000 autoworkers stand up to GM's greed in landmark strike
Eugene Puryear | liberationnews.org | 2019-09-16
One of the United States' wealthiest companies, in a profit-soaked industry, is still doing everything possible to reduce the living standards of their workers as their executives and major shareholders live high-off the hog. If workers win at GM it will be a blow against the power of corporations to exploit and oppress however they see fit.