2020-10-11: News Headlines

MEE and agencies (2020-10-10). Coronavirus pandemic hits Tunisians with 165,000 job losses. middleeasteye.net Coronavirus pandemic hits Tunisians with 165,000 job losses | Key tourism industry has collapsed, with curfew latest step in bid to contain rise in Covid-19 cases | Sat, 10/10/2020 – 14: 15 | Tunisia is struggling with high unemployment amid record economic contraction (AFP) | The coronavirus pandemic has plunged Tunisia into an economic crisis that has cost tens of thousands of jobs and c…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-10). The Gunner's Dream Lives On: Roger Waters on war, corporate greed and finding hope. peoplesdispatch.org Musician Roger Waters and Vijay Prashad discuss his song, The Gunner's Dream and its relevance in today's world of war, inequality and greed. Roger Waters also talks about how to find hope amid all this gloom…

WSWS (2020-10-10). Pennsylvania educators, bus drivers and school workers launch rank-and-file safety committee to put an end to in-person instruction. wsws.org Educators across Pennsylvania have formed a new rank-and-file safety committee to mobilize the working class against the unsafe reopening of the commonwealth's schools.

WSWS (2020-10-10). Richest 50 Americans now have as much wealth as bottom 165 million. wsws.org Data from the Federal Reserve demonstrates that the pandemic has accelerated trends toward social inequality in the United States.

WSWS (2020-10-10). Canadian autoworkers union "rowing in the same direction" as Ford and political establishment. wsws.org While Unifor has demanded that hundreds of millions of dollars be handed over to Ford so it can continue to fund lavish payouts to its wealthy shareholders, the union is also supporting the restructuring of the auto sector at the expense of workers.

Editor (2020-10-10). Life as a Domestic Worker in the U.S. Was Hard. Then COVID-19 Hit. scheerpost.com Jerome Olivier / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0] By Rosaline John Baptiste / OtherWords For all the time I've lived in this country, I've worked hard, serving others as a domestic worker. When I first came here from Dominica, a Caribbean island, I stumbled into a world where I felt like a mop bucket for wealthier white families. I had a life. I had a family, and I was working hard to support them. |

Alan Macleod (2020-10-09). World Bank: Up to 150 Million More People Will Live in Extreme Poverty by 2021. mintpressnews.com The convergence of the coronavirus, combined with global conflict and climate change has put the goal of ending global poverty by 2030 virtually out of sight.

WSWS (2020-10-09). As COVID-19 infection rates skyrocket, hundreds of Missouri schoolchildren quarantined. wsws.org October 10 is the last day residents of the state qualify for extended unemployment benefits.

Yanis Iqbal (2020-10-09). Colombia Covid Lockdown: Collapse of Healthcare, Social Crisis, Poverty. globalresearch.ca As the confirmed Coronavirus cases in Colombia

WSWS (2020-10-09). No relief for unemployed in sight as 840,000 in US file new jobless claims. wsws.org Airlines began mass layoffs and furloughs this week as new claims for unemployment remain at historically unprecedented levels amidst ever widening destitution.

WSWS (2020-10-09). Fed officials warn of "recessionary dynamic" setting in. wsws.org The overriding concern of the Fed is that unless more stimulus is provided the measures it has taken to bailout Wall Street, amounting to trillions of dollars, will not be sufficient.

_____ (2020-10-09). Pandemic Could Push Up To 150 Million Into 'Extreme Poverty' By 2021. popularresistance.org Amid findings that the combined wealth of the planet's billionaires skyrocketed to $10.2 trillion during the coronavirus pandemic, the World Bank warned Wednesday that the public health crisis could cause global extreme poverty to rise for the first time in over two decades and push tens of millions of people into that category by next year. | "Between 88 million and 115 million people could fall back into extreme poverty as a result of the pandemic, with an additional increase of between 23 million and 35 million in 2021, potentially bringing the total number of new people living in extreme poverty to between 11…

Staff (2020-10-09). One-Third of Americans Can't Pay Their Bills as Stimulus Talks Stall. truthout.org Emily Brockman is a recently unemployed mother, but that didn't stop her landlord from attempting to kick Brockman and her 5-month-old child out of their home in Lexington, Kentucky. Like millions of people across the United States, Brockman is struggling to pay rent and bills as talks over pandemic relief stall on Capitol Hill and stimulus checks fail to reach society's most vulnerable. Despite a "moratorium" on evictions put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) last month…

WSWS (2020-10-08). As Brazil's inequality soars, ruling elite sets racialist trap for the working class. wsws.org The efforts of the pseudo left and bourgeois parties like the PT to divide the working class along racial, gender and national lines feed the growth of fascistic forces.

WSWS (2020-10-08). The objective roots of social inequality. wsws.org Desperate efforts are being made to obscure the fact that the unprecedented growth of social inequality, accelerated by the COVID pandemic, is grounded in the very functioning of the capitalist economy.

WSWS (2020-10-08). Opposition parties seize power in Kyrgyzstan amid growing geopolitical rivalry in the region. wsws.org The current seizure of power marks the third removal of a sitting president since 1991 in a poverty-stricken country that is dominated by oligarchic politics and geopolitical rivalries.

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-10-08). 'Catastrophic Failure to Tackle Inequality' Left World Unprepared for Pandemic: Global Index. commondreams.org "Millions of people have been pushed into poverty and hunger and there have been countless unnecessary deaths." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-12572579301.jpg

Kenny Stancil, staff writer (2020-10-08). Demanding a Nation That 'Cares for All' Not Just the Wealthy Few, Progressives Unveil People's Charter. commondreams.org "The People's Charter provides folks with something that is outside of [Biden's] politics to vote for." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/peoples_charter_ii.jpg

commondreams (2020-10-08). With Nearly 11 Million Americans Unemployed In A Growing Recession, Trump Halts Stimulus Relief Talks. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Heidi Shierholz (2020-10-08). 1.3 Million People Filed Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Last Week. commondreams.org Not providing aid to state and local governments will also cost millions of jobs. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/gettyimages-87228988.jpg

RT (2020-10-07). Trump hints at 'standalone' $1,200 stimulus check bill after vowing to halt Covid relief talks with Democrats until November. rt.com US President Donald Trump said he would sign a bill approving another round of Covid-19 relief checks if one crossed his desk, apparently backtracking after saying he'd ended stimulus talks with Democrats until after the election. | "[If I sent] a Stand Alone Bill for Stimulus Checks ($1,200), they will go out to our great people IMMEDIATELY. I am ready to sign right now. Are you listening Nancy?" Trump tweeted on Tuesday evening amid a flurry of posts, tagging his own chief of staff Mark Meadows and leadership in both parties. | If I am sent a Stand Alone Bill for Stimulus Checks ($1,200), they will go out to…

Stephen Lendman (2020-10-07). Trump Halts Talks on New Economic Stimulus. globalresearch.ca At a time of dire economic conditions — worse than during the Great Depression with real unemployment at 26.9% and likely to rise ahead — Republicans and Dems remain at odds over federal aid to jobless Americans, small businesses, states, …

Matt Sedlar (2020-10-07). Outdated Assumptions Mask True Poverty Rate. cepr.net Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity See article on original site According to the Census Bureau, the poverty rate for the United States was 10.5 percent in 2019, "the lowest since estimates were first released for 1959." What the Census Bureau didn't say is that the poverty measure it uses is still based on 1959 assumptions …

WSWS (2020-10-07). Trump breaks off talks on pandemic stimulus bill. wsws.org Trump's announcement is a savage attack on the working class under conditions of a worsening pandemic, a rising tide of permanent layoffs, soaring hunger and tens of millions of looming evictions and home foreclosures.

sputniknews (2020-10-07). The Real History of Angela Davis and The Shearer Family. sputniknews.com On today's episode of The Backstory host Lee Stranahan covers the media upset about Trump recovery post-COVID, Mayor Bill De Blasio made a video to counter President Trump, by putting his mask on leaving a building, Wisconsin is having new COVID restrictions, and Nancy Pelosi attacked President Trump on "The View" talk show after no stimulus bill.

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-10-07). Covid-19 Pandemic Could Push Up to 150 Million Into 'Extreme Poverty' by 2021, World Bank Warns. commondreams.org "Early evidence also suggests that the crisis is poised to increase inequality in much of the world," says the new report. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-1207637957_1_0.jpg