2019-10-07: News Headlines

Chris Williamson (2019-10-07). Why I tabled an Early-day Motion Calling for the U.K Government to Free Julian Assange. globalresearch.ca The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) recently published a video entitled "Journalism is not a crime." It boldly states that "you can't kill the truth," that "everyone deserves access to information," that "it's vital to hold governments to account" and …

National Union of Healthcare Workers (2019-10-07). NUHW members strike Janus of Santa Cruz. indybay.org NUHW members at Janus of Santa Cruz held their first-ever strike on Thursday, September 26, after management imposed a first contract that did not remedy poverty wages that has forced many workers to find new jobs.

Staff (2019-10-07). Taxing Financial Transactions Is More Strategic Than Taxing High Wealth. truthout.org | | Presidential candidate Joe Biden is considering to propose a financial transactions tax as part of his campaign for the Democratic nomination, according to a recent report from the Washington Post. This is big news for those of us who have long advocated such a tax. | Bernie Sanders has taken the lead on this issue among presidential candi…

United Nations (2019-10-07). Turning waste into wealth: World Habitat Day focus on cleaning up cities. un.org Waste can have a devastating effect on public health, the environment, and the climate, but cutting-edge innovation and technology can provide improved, cheaper solutions to the challenge, and help cities and communities to see waste as a business opportunity. This was the message marking World Habitat Day, on Monday, with a focus on waste management.

Andrew M. Johnson (2019-10-06). A Poor Perspective on the UBI. dissidentvoice.org Of late there has been a lot of ink spilled over the idea of a Universal Basic Income (UBI). Democratic presidential hopeful Andrew Yang has made it the center of his campaign. Before going too far, it should be noted that there are legitimate questions to be answered with such a revolutionary proposal and many …

Juan Cole (2019-10-06). Iraqi Government Teeters as Protest Death Toll Rises to 100, With 4,000 Wounded. commondreams.org Iraqi protesters during clashes amid a demonstration against state corruption, failing public services, and unemployment in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on October 5, 2019. (Photo: Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/iraq_protests.jpg

teleSUR (2019-10-06). 18 Killed in Iraq Overnight, Gov't Issues New Reform Plans. telesurenglish.net At least 18 people were killed in clashes between anti-government protesters and police in Baghdad overnight, according to police and medical sources, as the cabinet tried to appease public anger over corruption and unemployment with a new reform plan. | RELATED: | Dozens of Iraqi Protesters Killed as Demonstrations Intensify | The scale of the protests, in which nearly 100 people have died since Tuesday, has taken the authorities by surprise. Two years after the defeat of the I…

RT (2019-10-05). Exile poor Americans next? Trump scorched over entry ban for migrants who can't afford health insurance. rt.com The White House has issued a proclamation demanding that migrants prove they can afford to pay for healthcare in the United States before they are allowed to enter the country, kicking off fierce debate among netizens. | Issued late on Friday, the new directive says immigrants must prove their ability to purchase health insurance within 30 days of entering the country, arguing the uninsured are passing on costs to US taxpayers and over-burdening the healthcare system. | An alien will financially burden the United States healthcare system unless the alien will be covered by approved health insurance… within 3…

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

Staff (2019-10-03). The Census Fails to Count 100 Million People as Living in Poverty. therealnews.com 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.

Fight Back (2019-10-03). Young Lords remember martyrs and march for the future. fightbacknews.org 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…

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

Janine Jackson (2019-09-30). 'Maybe It's Time We Broaden What We Mean by "Poor"' – CounterSpin interview with Shailly Gupta Barnes on defining and ending poverty. fair.org 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…

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

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