2019-10-03: Social Media Postees

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Iraqi protesters gunned down as demonstrations and strikes spread across Middle East
wsws.org | 2019-10-03
The death toll in Iraq rose to at least nine as security forces fired into mass protests against unemployment and deteriorating conditions.

Exploring Limits on Wealth
Sam Pizzigati | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-03
Letting small slivers of a population amass as much wealth as they can grab might not be such a hot idea after all. Two decades into the 21st century, a half-century into an America growing ever more unequal, the notion that some people can become too rich is finally seeping into our mainstream political discourse.

IRS: Sorry, but it's just easier and cheaper to audit the poor
Paul Kiel | nationofchange.org | 2019-10-03
The IRS audits the working poor at about the same rate as the wealthiest 1%. Now, in response to questions from a U.S. senator, the IRS has acknowledged that's true but professes it can't change anything unless it is given more money. ProPublica reported the disproportionate audit focus on lower-income families in April. Lawmakers confronted IRS Commissioner Charles …

IRS: Sorry, But It's Just Easier and Cheaper to Audit the Poor
Paul Kiel | commondreams.org | 2019-10-03
IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig at the Capitol on May 15, 2019, in Washington. Rettig says increasing audit rates of the wealthy depends on whether the IRS budget grows. (Photo: Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/kieh.jpeg

The Census Fails to Count 100 Million People as Living in Poverty
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-03
IPS Fellow Karen Dolan, who works with the Poor People's Campaign, brings the reality of the depth of poverty in our country to light with her new study.

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

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 …

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.

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.

'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…

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 | …

'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…

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

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.