2020-02-29: Social Media Postees

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Access to disability funding for Australian children depends on wealth
wsws.org | 2020-02-29
Children in poorer suburbs can wait hundreds of days for essential support services.

The Trump administration's incompetent and criminally negligent response to the coronavirus outbreak
wsws.org | 2020-02-29
The disastrous state of preparedness for the coronavirus is the product of decades of ruling class policy that has subordinated the most basic social needs to war and the endless accumulation of wealth.

Israel's deepening poverty, social inequality ignored in election campaign
wsws.org | 2020-02-29
According to Israel's National Insurance Institute, some 26 percent of households were in poverty or near poverty in 2018.

New poll shows two-thirds of voters support a wealth tax to fight inequality
Amanda Mills | nationofchange.org | 2020-02-28
"There is growing concern about the influence large corporations and wealthy individuals have on American elections."

Digital Workerism: Technology, platforms, and the circulation of workers' struggles
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-02-28
The so-called platform economy–the distribution of, and access to work through websites and apps–continues to grab headlines and the imagination of policy makers, researchers, and journalists the world over. Much attention is given to its rapid expansion, its potential for further growth, and the large amounts of wealth generated through it. | Source…

Toxic Agriculture and the Gates Foundation
Colin Todhunter | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-02-28
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation was launched in 2000 and has $46.8 billion in assets (December 2018). It is the largest charitable foundation in the world and distributes more aid for global health than any government. One of the foundation's stated goals is to globally enhance healthcare and reduce extreme poverty. The Gates Foundation …

Brexit: Devastating Impacts on Employment
True Publica | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-28
It seems every day brings news of the crisis of daily life for millions in the sixth wealthiest country on earth. Even if the government was unexpectedly gifted a trillion or two, it would take a decade or more to …

Sanders joins Rev. Barber at New Poor People's Campaign
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-02-27
GOLDSBORO, N.C.–"Until people stand up and say" that rampant poverty and income inequality in the U.S. "is wrong, we won't have fundamental change" here, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Ind.-Vt., told the New Poor People's Campaign. In a q-and-a with the co-chair of the nationwide drive, the Rev. William Barber II, and campaign members and parishioners in …

"The Billionaire Election": Anand Giridharadas on How 2020 Is a Referendum on Wealth Inequality
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-02-26
The 10th Democratic presidential debate took place Tuesday in Charleston, South Carolina, and two billionaires were at either end of the stage: Michael Bloomberg and Tom Steyer. Front-runner Bernie Sanders, who has made attacking the power of the "billionaire class" a central theme of his campaign, stood in the middle. It was a visual representation of the split within the Democratic Party, in which a growing number of people are "rising up against plutocracy," says Anand Giridharadas, editor-at-large at Time magazine and author of "Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World." His recent piece for…

Philippine Patriots Say "No" to WWIII and "Yes" to the New Silk Road
Matthew J. L. Ehret | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-02-26
The Philippines President Duterte's recent announcement that the 1998 U.S.-Philippines Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) would be cancelled has renewed hope that not only would this former U.S. colony finally attain freedom from imperial manipulation, but also that a new emerging age of infrastructure development can usher in an end of poverty and war in the …