2019-10-04: Social Media Postees

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Job Growth Remains Slow in September
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-04
| The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the economy added 136,000 jobs in September, after adding 168,000 in August. The 157,000 average for the last three months is considerably slower than the 179,000 average for the last year, but this slowing is expected in a tight labor market. | The September job growth led to a 0.2 percentage point drop in the unemployment rate to 3.5 percent, a fifty-year low. The employment-to-population ratio (EPOP) rose 0.1 percentage point to 61.0 percent, a new high for the recovery that is…

The Lies of Capitalism
Eve Ottenberg | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-04
Neoliberals love to quote the World Bank's rosy statistics about capitalism lifting hundreds of millions out of poverty. Unfortunately, those statistics are skewed and manipulated to the point of outright prevarication, as Seth Donnelly demonstrates in his new book, "The Lie of Global Prosperity." He quotes a breathless World Bank press release,…

Argentina: 'The Dead Don't Pay' Fernandez Ally Tells IMF
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-04
At an international event held in Washington DC On Friday Sergio Massa, a key ally of presidential front-runner Alberto Fernandez, warned that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) should give Argentina time to revive economic growth to be able to pay off its debts. | RELATED: | Argentina's Poverty Hits 36% Amid Macri's Neoliberalism | "The re…

In 2012 they sparked a movement, now teachers will strike again
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2019-10-04
CHICAGO–Poverty wages for teachers' aides, elementary school classrooms with 35 kids or more, no librarians in nine of every ten majority-minority schools, and no progress at the bargaining table. Put all this together and it's no wonder that delegates representing the Chicago Teachers Union, AFT Local 1, voted unanimously on Oct. 2 to call a …

Victims left behind in U.S. Agent Orange cleanup efforts
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-10-04
Vietnamese victims have yet to receive compensation–and many live in desperate poverty. | Source…

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.

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.

Young Lords remember martyrs and march for the future
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-10-03
Chicago, IL – A standing room only crowd filled the Holy Covenant United Methodist Church on September 29 to commemorate Reverend Bruce Johnson and Eugenia Johnson. The reverend and his wife Eugenia were remembered for supporting the Young Lords and their role in the struggle against poverty, war and oppression. They were savagely murdered in their own home 50 years ago, stabbed to death, during a U.S. government campaign of repression known as COINTELPRO or the Counterintelligence Program. | Ministers of the United Methodist Church, the Bishop of Chicago's Episcopal Church and leaders from the Presbyterian McCo…

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

'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…

'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

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.