2019-10-09: News Headlines

WSWS (2019-10-09). Mass protests against endemic poverty, government corruption convulse Haiti. wsws.org MoàØse and his corrupt and repressive regime cling to power thanks only to the support of Washington, and its French, and Canadian allies.

Staff (2019-10-09). Closing the 'Death Gap' Between the Rich and Poor. truthdig.com Rich Americans are much more likely to live into their 70s or 80s than poor Americans, new research shows. | The new report from the Government Accountability Office, commissioned by Senator Bernie Sanders, shows how wealth inequality translates to lower life expectancy for working Americans. | Sanders and others have offered a number of federal proposals to reverse these trends — from canceling student debt to a wealth tax on multi-millionaires. But what can local communities do to close the death gap on their own? | One ide…

F. William Engdahl (2019-10-09). Will the Federal Reserve Make Trump a New Herbert Hoover? Is the US Economy Primed for a 1929-style Shock? globalresearch.ca Behind the extreme highs of the stock market and the official government unemployment data, the US economy is primed for a financial Tsunami that is more influenced by independent Fed actions than by anything that the White House has done since January 2017.

Staff (2019-10-08). How Neo-Liberals Profit off of Poverty. therealnews.com The story of how a millionaire CEO's critique of Squeegee kids led to monetizing their suffering and points to a process that makes neoliberalism an engine for inequality.

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 …

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.

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

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