2020-03-25: Social Media Postees

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Online Event: Andy Warner, comics artist & author of graphic memoir, "Spring Rain"
The Commonwealth Club | indybay.org | 2020-03-25
Online live stream…

Live Stream: Relieving Social Isolation Among Seniors
The Commonwealth Club | indybay.org | 2020-03-25
Online live stream event of panel speakers…

Online Event: Invisible Threats: COVID-19 and Climate Change (live stream)
The Commonwealth Club | indybay.org | 2020-03-25
Online live stream event…

German government's coronavirus bailout: Billions for the rich, rations for the poor
wsws.org | 2020-03-25
It is a continuation of the policy of enriching the wealthy at the expense of the poor that the grand coalition has been pursuing for years.

Fight for Immediate Solutions; Fight for the Future
Max Elbaum | zcomm.org | 2020-03-25
COVID-19 is heightening the life-and-death consequences of economic, racial and other forms of inequality…

Netizens Hail 'Comrade Britney' after Pop Icon Urges Redistribution of Wealth in Viral Post
sputniknews.com | 2020-03-25
Amid coronavirus fears, music industry and cinema celebrities have been increasingly taking to social media to urge people to embrace social distancing and other protocols currently in place amid the COVID-19 pandemic, while also penning messages to fans in a bid to encourage them and buoy their spirits.

Coronavirus Pandemic Has Led to a Record-Breaking Spike in Weekly Unemployment Insurance Claims
Aaron Sojourner, Paul Goldsmith-Pinkham | commondreams.org | 2020-03-24
The new analysis shows that last week's likely spike in unemployment claims due to the current coronavirus pandemic is unprecedented in U.S. history. (Image: Economic Policy Institute) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/unemployment_skyrocket.jpg

US Could Become New Epicenter of COVID-19 Pandemic, WHO Warns
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-24
The United States could become the global epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organization warned Tuesday. | RELATED: | More US Unemployment Claims Last Week Than Ever in History | "We are now seeing a very large acceleration in cases in the U.S. So it does have that potential," WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris said, adding that infections had greatly increased. | As of Monday, there are more than 52,000 cases reported and over 680 deaths. Over the previous 2…

More US Unemployment Claims Last Week Than Ever in History: EPI
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-24
More United States workers filed unemployment claims last week than during any other week in the nation's history, according to the findings released Tuesday from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI). | RELATED: | Trump: "Life Is Fragile and Economies Are Fragile" | "This will dwarf every other week in history," wrote EPI's Aaron Sojourner and Paul Goldsmith-Pinkham, adding, "The true impacts are undoubtedly…

'This Chart, Holy Sh*t': Analysis Shows More Workers Filed for Unemployment Last Week Than Any Other in US History
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-03-24

Britain: Mass deaths, mass poverty, mass repression
Susan Price | greenleft.org.au | 2020-03-24
Healthcare Neil Faulkner Phil HearseIssue 1258 Britain COVID-19March 24, 2020Callousness, incompetence, and cynicism

Reaching 'beyond the possible' in Hawaii to meet sustainability goals
news.un.org | 2020-03-23
The people and government of the US state of Hawaii will reach "beyond the possible" to make the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) a reality; The SDGs are a set of targets agreed by countries around the world to reduce poverty, protect the planet and ensure peace and prosperity for all, by 2030. Hawaii introduced its own initiative, Sustainable Hawaii, in 2016 in support of the SDGs.

Death of the "Usual": Economic Evolution and the Emergence of the New
Graham Peebles | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-03-23
Humanity is faced with a series of self-made, interrelated crises, from the environmental catastrophe to poverty, inequality, the absence of peace and an unprecedented level of displaced persons, among other pressing issues. All have been brought about by the negative behaviour of mankind, by the pervasive modes of living, the corrosive values and ideologies that …

FIRST PERSON: The 'inseparable bond' between Hawaiian culture and native plants
news.un.org | 2020-03-20
The 17 goals agreed by the global community to reduce poverty and create a sustainable planet are the responsibility of all people, wherever they are in the world, according to the United Nations. The Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs represent a boundary-pushing blueprint for the future of the Earth and it's anticipated they will be realized by 2030. UN News joined the International Labour Organization on a visit to Hawaii where many people are already living aspects of the goals in their everyday work.

"Coronavirus Capitalism": Naomi Klein's Case for Transformative Change Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-03-19
Author, activist and journalist Naomi Klein says the coronavirus crisis, like earlier ones, could be a catalyst to shower aid on the wealthiest interests in society, including those most responsible for our current vulnerabilities, while offering next to nothing to most workers and small businesses. In 2007, Klein wrote "The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism." Now she argues President Trump's plan is a pandemic shock doctrine. In a new video for The Intercept, where she is a senior correspondent, Klein argues it's vital for people to fight for the kind of transformative change that can not only curb…

Joseph Stiglitz: Trump's "Trickle-Down" Economic Plans Are Not Enough to Meet Coronavirus Challenge
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-03-19
The coronavirus relief package signed by President Trump Wednesday provides unemployment benefits and free coronavirus testing to millions of Americans suddenly out of a job, but guarantees paid sick leave to less than 20% of American workers. Earlier this month, Trump signed into law an $8 billion coronavirus response package and has laid out the first details of a third, $1 trillion economic package and invoked the Korean War-era Defense Production Act to allow the government to direct industrial production. For more on those bailouts and who benefits, we speak with Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Prize-winning economis…