Daily Archives: December 1, 2019

2019-12-01: News Headlines

teleSUR (2019-12-01). Malta's PM to Quit Amid Crisis Over Murdered Journalist Probe. telesurenglish.net Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat announced Sunday he plans to step down, saying he would ask his ruling Labour Party to start choosing a new leader for the country next month, amid the crisis over the probe into the murdered journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. | RELATED: | One of Malta's Wealthiest Men Charged With Complicity in Journalist's Murder | "I will write to the president of the Labour Party so that the process for a new leader is set for Jan. 12 2020. O…

RT (2019-12-01). Iraqi PM's resignation approved amid deadly anti-govt protests. rt.com The Iraqi parliament voted to approve the resignation of Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi on Sunday after he has formally submitted a proposal to leave the office two days ago. | Speaker Mohammad al-Halbusi said the President Barham Salih will ask the largest political bloc in the house to nominate Abdul-Mahdi's successor. | The PM was forced to resign after two months of intense protests and clashes with police, which left more than 400 dead. The protesters blame the government for corruption, poor living standards, and unemployment. There was rioting in several cities, during which an Iranian consulate was bu…

teleSUR (2019-11-30). Tunisians Protest After Man Sets Himself Alight. telesurenglish.net Tunisian police used tear gas to disperse dozens of protesters who blocked roads in the southern town of Jelma Saturday following the death of a young man who burned himself to death, witnesses said. | RELATED: | Tunisian Parliament Chooses Islamist Party Leader As Speaker | The 25-year-old, Abdelwahed Hablani, set himself on fire and died in hospital on Friday in protest at poverty and poor living conditions, echoing the 2010 self-immolation of Mohammed Bouazizi, whose death tr…

teleSUR (2019-11-30). Over 191 Million Latin Americans Are Living in Poverty in 2019. telesurenglish.net On the occasion of the release of its "2019 Social Panorama of Latin America" report, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (Eclac) called to build "social compacts for equality" so as to improve incomes of over 191 million people who are currently living in poverty‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã. | RELATED: | Mexico Gets Ready to Assume the Temporary Presidency of Celac | "For ne…

teleSUR (2019-11-30). One of Malta's Wealthiest Men Charged in Journalist's Murder. telesurenglish.net One of Malta's wealthiest men Yorgen Fenech was charged Saturday in a Valletta court with complicity to murder in the car bomb killing of anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana in 2017. | RELATED: | Malta: 3 on Trial for Murdering Anti-Corruption Journalist | Fenech pleaded not guilty to the charge of complicity to murder and to other charges related to the case, which include membership of a criminal gang, and conspiracy to cause an explosion. | Caruana, 53, was killed…

Staff (2019-11-30). As Global Inequality Rises, So Are the Movements Fighting It. truthout.org This week we as Fight Inequality Alliance have released our first report, The State of the Growing Movement Fighting Inequality. We aimed to begin balancing the plethora of research on inequality — its causes and symptoms, as well as the data crunching and killer stats that others have been doing so well since inequality has skyrocketed to its current crisis levels — with some analysis of…

WSWS (2019-11-30). The Triumph of Injustice, by Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman: How tax cuts for the rich fuel inequality. wsws.org Saez and Zucman argue that the systematic reduction of taxation of the rich and widespread tax evasion by corporations have been major factors in the growth of social inequality.

United Nations (2019-11-29). Is the world ready to end the coal era and embrace clean energy? news.un.org Access to electricity has transformed the world, helping countries to develop their economies, and lifting millions out of poverty. However, this success has come at a great cost: the energy sector, heavily reliant on fossil fuels, is responsible for some 40 per cent of global carbon dioxide emissions — one of the so-called greenhouse gases, which trap heat in the atmosphere and warm the Earth — and almost two-thirds of these emissions come from coal.

Jennifer Matsui (2019-11-29). The Impunity Doctrine: The Meek Shall be Buried Beneath the Earth. counterpunch.org The ruling class are feeling the heat. By feeling the heat, I mean they are disproportionately perturbed by toothless condemnation of their tax-avoiding wealth accumulation by presidential hopefuls looking to shore up "progressive" support during the primaries. Never mind that this highly scripted spectacle is underwritten by Wall Street, and its executive producers are the More

Jenny Ricks (2019-11-29). As Global Inequality Rises, So Are the Movements Fighting It. counterpunch.org This week we as Fight Inequality Alliance have released our first report, The State of the Growing Movement Fighting Inequality. We aimed to begin balancing the plethora of research on inequality — its causes and symptoms, as well as the data crunching and killer stats that others have been doing so well since inequality has More

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-11-29). New Poll Finds Majority of Americans Across Political Spectrum Back Warren's Ultra-Millionaire Tax. commondreams.org New polling finds broad support for Sen. Elizabeth Warren's wealth tax, with Americans across most demographic groups backing her plan to impose an annual two percent tax on wealth over $50 million. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-1183832904_1_0.jpg

Alan Macleod (2019-11-27). Michael Bloomberg's President Run Raises Questions About Democracy and a Free Press. mintpressnews.com The New Yorker's presidential bid highlights the contradictions between both extreme wealth and a for-profit, corporate advertiser-driven media landscape and democracy and freedom of expression.

Staff (2019-11-21). 2020 Candidates' Focus on Inequality Shows "Shift in the Conversation" Within Democratic Party. democracynow.org Ten Democratic candidates took the stage Wednesday for the party's fifth presidential debate, held in Atlanta, Georgia, and co-hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post. One of the most memorable moments of the night was a disagreement between Senators Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker over Warren's proposed tax on the wealthiest Americans. Her proposed wealth tax would kick in on assets of $50 million and higher. Both candidates agreed that inequality is a major issue in the U.S., but Booker said wealth taxes in other countries have not been effective and that there are better ways to raise revenue. The issue of ec…

splcenter (2019-11-12). SPLC Response to Union Petition. splcenter.org 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.

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

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Malta's PM to Quit Amid Crisis Over Murdered Journalist Probe
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-01
Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat announced Sunday he plans to step down, saying he would ask his ruling Labour Party to start choosing a new leader for the country next month, amid the crisis over the probe into the murdered journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. | RELATED: | One of Malta's Wealthiest Men Charged With Complicity in Journalist's Murder | "I will write to the president of the Labour Party so that the process for a new leader is set for Jan. 12 2020. O…
telesurenglish.net/news/Maltas-PM-to-Quit-Amid-Crisis-Over-Murdered-Journalist-Probe-20191201-0005.html

Iraqi PM's resignation approved amid deadly anti-govt protests
rt.com | 2019-12-01
The Iraqi parliament voted to approve the resignation of Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi on Sunday after he has formally submitted a proposal to leave the office two days ago. | Speaker Mohammad al-Halbusi said the President Barham Salih will ask the largest political bloc in the house to nominate Abdul-Mahdi's successor. | The PM was forced to resign after two months of intense protests and clashes with police, which left more than 400 dead. The protesters blame the government for corruption, poor living standards, and unemployment. There was rioting in several cities, during which an Iranian consulate was bu…
rt.com/newsline/474781-iraqi-pm-resigns-protests/

Tunisians Protest After Man Sets Himself Alight
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-30
Tunisian police used tear gas to disperse dozens of protesters who blocked roads in the southern town of Jelma Saturday following the death of a young man who burned himself to death, witnesses said. | RELATED: | Tunisian Parliament Chooses Islamist Party Leader As Speaker | The 25-year-old, Abdelwahed Hablani, set himself on fire and died in hospital on Friday in protest at poverty and poor living conditions, echoing the 2010 self-immolation of Mohammed Bouazizi, whose death tr…
telesurenglish.net/news/Tunisians-Protest-After-Man-Sets-Himself-Alight-Due-to-Poor-Living-Conditions-20191130-0005.html

Over 191 Million Latin Americans Are Living in Poverty in 2019
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-30
On the occasion of the release of its "2019 Social Panorama of Latin America" report, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (Eclac) called to build "social compacts for equality" so as to improve incomes of over 191 million people who are currently living in poverty‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã. | RELATED: | Mexico Gets Ready to Assume the Temporary Presidency of Celac | "For ne…
telesurenglish.net/news/latin-america-inequality-an-obstacle-to-development-20191129-0013.html

One of Malta's Wealthiest Men Charged in Journalist's Murder
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-30
One of Malta's wealthiest men Yorgen Fenech was charged Saturday in a Valletta court with complicity to murder in the car bomb killing of anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana in 2017. | RELATED: | Malta: 3 on Trial for Murdering Anti-Corruption Journalist | Fenech pleaded not guilty to the charge of complicity to murder and to other charges related to the case, which include membership of a criminal gang, and conspiracy to cause an explosion. | Caruana, 53, was killed…
telesurenglish.net/news/One-of-Maltas-Wealthiest-Men-Charged-With-Complicity-in-Journalists-Murder-20191130-0008.html

The Triumph of Injustice, by Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman: How tax cuts for the rich fuel inequality
wsws.org | 2019-11-30
Saez and Zucman argue that the systematic reduction of taxation of the rich and widespread tax evasion by corporations have been major factors in the growth of social inequality.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/11/30/saez-n30.html

As Global Inequality Rises, So Are the Movements Fighting It
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-11-30
This week we as Fight Inequality Alliance have released our first report, The State of the Growing Movement Fighting Inequality. We aimed to begin balancing the plethora of research on inequality — its causes and symptoms, as well as the data crunching and killer stats that others have been doing so well since inequality has skyrocketed to its current crisis levels — with some analysis of…
truthout.org/articles/as-global-inequality-rises-so-are-the-movements-fighting-it/

Is the world ready to end the coal era and embrace clean energy?
United Nations | news.un.org | 2019-11-29
Access to electricity has transformed the world, helping countries to develop their economies, and lifting millions out of poverty. However, this success has come at a great cost: the energy sector, heavily reliant on fossil fuels, is responsible for some 40 per cent of global carbon dioxide emissions — one of the so-called greenhouse gases, which trap heat in the atmosphere and warm the Earth — and almost two-thirds of these emissions come from coal.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/11/1052271

The Impunity Doctrine: The Meek Shall be Buried Beneath the Earth
Jennifer Matsui | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-29
The ruling class are feeling the heat. By feeling the heat, I mean they are disproportionately perturbed by toothless condemnation of their tax-avoiding wealth accumulation by presidential hopefuls looking to shore up "progressive" support during the primaries. Never mind that this highly scripted spectacle is underwritten by Wall Street, and its executive producers are the…
counterpunch.org/2019/11/29/the-impunity-doctrine-the-meek-shall-be-buried-beneath-the-earth/

As Global Inequality Rises, So Are the Movements Fighting It
Jenny Ricks | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-29
This week we as Fight Inequality Alliance have released our first report, The State of the Growing Movement Fighting Inequality. We aimed to begin balancing the plethora of research on inequality — its causes and symptoms, as well as the data crunching and killer stats that others have been doing so well since inequality has…
counterpunch.org/2019/11/29/as-global-inequality-rises-so-are-the-movements-fighting-it/

New Poll Finds Majority of Americans Across Political Spectrum Back Warren's Ultra-Millionaire Tax
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-11-29
New polling finds broad support for Sen. Elizabeth Warren's wealth tax, with Americans across most demographic groups backing her plan to impose an annual two percent tax on wealth over $50 million. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-1183832904_1_0.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2019/11/29/new-poll-finds-majority-americans-across-political-spectrum-back-warrens-ultra?cd-origin=rss

Michael Bloomberg's President Run Raises Questions About Democracy and a Free Press
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2019-11-27
The New Yorker's presidential bid highlights the contradictions between both extreme wealth and a for-profit, corporate advertiser-driven media landscape and democracy and freedom of expression.
mintpressnews.com/michael-bloombergs-president-run-raises-questions-about-democracy-and-a-free-press/263075/

2020 Candidates' Focus on Inequality Shows "Shift in the Conversation" Within Democratic Party
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-21
Ten Democratic candidates took the stage Wednesday for the party's fifth presidential debate, held in Atlanta, Georgia, and co-hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post. One of the most memorable moments of the night was a disagreement between Senators Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker over Warren's proposed tax on the wealthiest Americans. Her proposed wealth tax would kick in on assets of $50 million and higher. Both candidates agreed that inequality is a major issue in the U.S., but Booker said wealth taxes in other countries have not been effective and that there are better ways to raise revenue. The issue of ec…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/21/democratic_debate_wealth_tax_inequality_m4a

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.
splcenter.org/news/2019/11/19/splc-response-union-petition