Joe Biden's AstroTurf Campaign
Norman Solomon | indybay.org | 2019-11-20
Beelines for wealthy donors…
The coup in Bolivia has everything to do with the screen you're using to read this
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2019-11-20
The nationalization efforts of Evo Morales ensured that the State controlled 51 percent of all private energy firms that operated in Bolivia, which allowed the State's coffers to fill rapidly. It was this money that was invested to go after poverty, hunger, and illiteracy. | Source…
Chile's Rebellion Comes to UCSF
Leon Kunstenaar | indybay.org | 2019-11-20
Photos: Leon Kunstenaar | In a cruel development, the Chilean military is targeting protesters' eyes as protests over economic inequality intensify.
Charter School Advocates Repulsed by Empowered Teachers
Shawgi Tell | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-11-20
Workers produce all the wealth of society. Unions have been around for generations and exist to protect the rights of workers. Currently, 90%–93% of privately operated non-profit and for-profit charter schools across the country have no teacher unions, whereas about 90% of public school teachers are unionized. One of the claims to fame of deregulated …
Republicans (and Even Some Democrats) Trying to Scare You Away From Medicare for All Are Peddling Rubbish
Robert Reich | commondreams.org | 2019-11-20
The United States ranks near the bottom for life span and infant mortality—all while paying more per capita than nearly every other nation. Or maybe you're one of the 30 million Americans who don't have any health insurance coverage at all. (Image: Inequality Media / MoveOn) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/real_deal_on_medicare_for_all_reich.jpg …
Fixing the US Economy Isn't Just About Money
Joelle Gamble | thenation.com | 2019-11-20
Fixing the US Economy Isn't Just About Money…
Making Andrew Yang Smarter
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-20
The New York Times ran a column by Andrew Yang, one of the candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination. Mr. Yang used the piece to repeat his claim that automation is leading to massive job loss. His one piece of evidence is a study that purports to find that 88 percent of job loss between…
Washington, DC area transit workers call for expansion of fight as strike enters fourth week
wsws.org | 2019-11-20
Bus drivers opposing privatizations and poverty pay must defy the Amalgamated Transit Union's effort to divide and weaken their struggle.
In Rare Move, N. Carolina County Removes Confederate Statue
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-11-20
The state has been at the center of the debate over what to do with such monuments, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.
A wealth tax: because that's where the money is
Martin Hart-Landsberg | mronline.org | 2019-11-19
The bank robber Willie Sutton, when asked by a reporter why he robbed banks, is reputed to have answered, "Because that's where the money is." Which brings us to a wealth tax. | Source…
We Asked the 2020 Contenders How They Plan to Tackle Inequality
Sam Pizzigati | thenation.com | 2019-11-19
We Asked the 2020 Contenders How They Plan to Tackle Inequality…
Record Inequality and Corporate Profits Are What Media Call a 'Strong Economy'
Joshua Cho | fair.org | 2019-11-19
Who are you going to believe, "hard data" or your lying eyes (CNBC, 10/7/19)? | Last month, CNBC ( 10/7/19) reassured us that fears of a potential recession are "overblown," because the "hard data" shows that the "US economy remains strong." | If you've been keeping track of corporate media coverage of the US economy over the past several years, you might have noticed a contradictory pattern. You'll find that corporate…
Why aren't Americans Rising up Like the People of Chile and Lebanon?
MBNJSD | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-11-16
The waves of protests breaking out in country after country around the world beg the question: Why aren't Americans rising up in peaceful protest like our neighbors? We live at the very heart of this neoliberal system that is force-feeding the systemic injustice and inequality of 19th century laissez-faire capitalism to the people of the …
Self-described 'moderate Republican' Obama tells Democrats not to wade TOO FAR LEFT, or else
rt.com | 2019-11-16
Who's that guy telling the Democratic Party to be conservative about what they wish for from their next president? Wait, isn't that Barack 'Yes, we can' Obama, the media darling that led the country before Trump 'ruined it all?' | The cold shower poured on Friday by the former US president in front of a room full of wealthy donors in Washington was obviously directed at Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, the progressive contenders in the Democratic primary race. The two senators have proposed a number of policies to radically change the way America functions economically and politically — for the benefi…
"Europe has developed thanks to Africa's wealth"
Alex Anfruns | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-11-15
Mamadou Mansaré "You must know a great fighter, he is a personality in his country" — the French worker of North African origin who introduced him to me told me. It was rigorously true. For many years Mamadou Mansaré has embodied the voice of the Guinean workers' movement in the National Confederation of Guinean Workers …
SPLC Response to Union Petition
splcenter.org | 2019-11-12
On November 7, 2019, the Southern Poverty Law Center received a notice from the National Labor Relations Board that the Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild seeks to represent certain employees through the formation of a union.