Daily Archives: January 3, 2020

2020-01-03: News Headlines

Fangman Michael (2020-01-03). BACKSTORY OF U.S. POWER BROKERS THAT NEVER GETS TOLD. truthdig.com THE BACKSTORY THAT DEFINES AMERICA BUT IS NEVER TOLD- MUST COME TO THE FOREFRONT IN 2020 : THERE HAS LONG BEEN A COVERT STRATEGY CONCEIVED OF BY WEALTHY EXTREME RIGHT WING OPERATIVES, THAT CAN BE DESCRIBED AS REPLACING OUR REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY WITH A HYBRID FORM OF PLUTOCRACY. FDR WAS WELL AWARE OF IT AND SPOKE …

Asad Ismi (2020-01-03). Old Money and New Questions in AMLO's Mexico. globalresearch.ca It's been nearly a year since the "leftist firebrand" Andrés Manuel López Obrrador (AMLO) took office as Mexican president, promising to end official corruption and state-linked violence, redistribute wealth to the poor and promote Indigenous rights. Shortly into his term, …

yenisafak (2020-01-03). Eight migrants die after boat sinks off western Turkey. yenisafak.com Eight people, including three women, died after a boat carrying 15 migrants sank off the coast of western Turkey, the interior ministry said on Friday.The boat sank on Thursday off the coast of Fethiye district in Mugla province, it said, adding that the others were missing and a search was underway.Coast guard boats, a helicopter and plane were used during the search and rescue operation as well as a diving unit, the ministry said.In 2015 Turkey became one of the main launch points for over a million migrants taking the sea route to European Union territory, many fleeing conflict and poverty in the Middle East a…

teleSUR (2020-01-02). African Migrants in Egypt Face Increasingly Violent Racism. telesurenglish.net Sub-Saharan African migrants who flee war, violence, and poverty in their homelands face huge racial harassment and discrimination in Egypt, an Associated Press investigation revealed Thursday. | RELATED: | Libya Militias Divert EU Funds for Migrants, Exploit Them: Report | In Egypt's capital Cairo, reporters have been visiting migrant communities, where at least two dozen sub-Saharan Africans, including four children, recounted the racist insults, sexual harassment, and othe…

Staff (2020-01-02). All Students Should Receive Free School Meals. truthout.org In Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, an area with a poverty rate of 13.8 percent, about 1,000 families received letters in August warning that unless their arrears were paid in full, they could be taken to Dependency Court for negligence. "The result may be your child being removed from your home and placed in foster care," threatened the missive, which was sent a month before the 2019-2020 school year began…

Staff (2020-01-02). A Growing Movement Shows There Is an Alternative to Capitalism. truthout.org The profit-driven economy is being tested by new visions of wealth-building models outside of mainstream capitalism. These cooperative structures form part of a new system that envisions a service to the public good instead of the shareholders' balance sheets. As global demands for economic justice grow, can this new economy reshape the way we think about ownership and pension strategies? What are the setbacks in implementing these programs, and who is doing the work on the ground? Helping to unpack these…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-01-02). After Year-Long Run as Outspoken Advocate for Immigrants and the Poor, Juli√°n Castro Suspends Presidential Campaign. commondreams.org Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro announced Thursday he was suspending his presidential campaign, pledging to continue fighting for working people, immigrants' rights, and to combat wealth inequality. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/48539345196_dd0ff1df79_o1.jpg

Alan Macleod (2019-12-30). New York Hanukkah Stabbing Latest in Wave of Trump-Era Anti-Semitic Attacks. mintpressnews.com While poverty, inequality and social and economic dislocation that breed fear and resentment of the other continue to grow, the problem of racist attacks is bound to increase.

Staff (2019-12-27). The Top 5 Mainstream Media Myths That Perpetuate Income Inequality. therealnews.com The Real News takes aim at the top 5 mainstream myths that bolster income inequality and tout the ultra-rich.

Josh Hoxie (2019-12-11). Economic Inequality Has Gone Bananas. progressive.org The same week the now-infamous banana gallery piece sold for over $100,000, the Trump administration announced its plans to slash the nation's nutrition assistance program.

Naomi Klein (2019-12-10). The Case for a Green New Deal. zcomm.org Interview on the case for a Green New Deal that tackles the causes and impacts of climate change while confronting racial and economic inequality…

Mina Khanlarzadeh (2019-12-06). Anti-Imperialism As An Intellectual Trap. zcomm.org The US-led economic sanctions have caused a great deal of death and destruction in Iranian society, and the IMF policies in Iran, similar to other developing countries, have resulted in a widening of the class gap, poverty, severe marginalization of the peripheries, and a lowering of living standards. Yet, the US sanctions together with IMF Read more…

2020-01-03: Social Media Postees

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Old Money and New Questions in AMLO's Mexico
Asad Ismi | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-03
It's been nearly a year since the "leftist firebrand" Andrés Manuel López Obrrador (AMLO) took office as Mexican president, promising to end official corruption and state-linked violence, redistribute wealth to the poor and promote Indigenous rights. Shortly into his term, | …
globalresearch.ca/old-money-new-questions-amlo-mexico/5699296

BACKSTORY OF U.S. POWER BROKERS THAT NEVER GETS TOLD
Fangman Michael | truthdig.com | 2020-01-03
THE BACKSTORY THAT DEFINES AMERICA BUT IS NEVER TOLD- MUST COME TO THE FOREFRONT IN 2020 : THERE HAS LONG BEEN A COVERT STRATEGY CONCEIVED OF BY WEALTHY EXTREME RIGHT WING OPERATIVES, THAT CAN BE DESCRIBED AS REPLACING OUR REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY WITH A HYBRID FORM OF PLUTOCRACY. FDR WAS WELL AWARE OF IT AND SPOKE …
truthdig.com/?post_type=article&p=256487

Eight migrants die after boat sinks off western Turkey
yenisafak.com | 2020-01-03
Eight people, including three women, died after a boat carrying 15 migrants sank off the coast of western Turkey, the interior ministry said on Friday.The boat sank on Thursday off the coast of Fethiye district in Mugla province, it said, adding that the others were missing and a search was underway.Coast guard boats, a helicopter and plane were used during the search and rescue operation as well as a diving unit, the ministry said.In 2015 Turkey became one of the main launch points for over a million migrants taking the sea route to European Union territory, many fleeing conflict and poverty in the Middle East a…
yenisafak.com/en/world/eight-migrants-die-after-boat-sinks-off-western-turkey-3508823

What Protests in Lebanon Can Tell Us About Inequality Worldwide
Mona Fawaz | commondreams.org | 2020-01-02
Protesters chant as as they demonstrate outside Lebanon's Central Bank during ongoing anti-government protests in Beirut, Lebanon November 11, 2019 (Photo: Andres Martinez Casares/Reuters) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/protests.jpeg
commondreams.org/views/2020/01/02/what-protests-lebanon-can-tell-us-about-inequality-worldwide?cd-origin=rss

All Students Should Receive Free School Meals
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-01-02
In Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, an area with a poverty rate of 13.8 percent, about 1,000 families received letters in August warning that unless their arrears were paid in full, they could be taken to Dependency Court for negligence. "The result may be your child being removed from your home and placed in foster care," threatened the missive, which was sent a month before the 2019-2020 school year began…
truthout.org/articles/against-lunch-shaming-provide-universal-free-school-meals-to-all-students/

African Migrants in Egypt Face Increasingly Violent Racism
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-02
Sub-Saharan African migrants who flee war, violence, and poverty in their homelands face huge racial harassment and discrimination in Egypt, an Associated Press investigation revealed Thursday. | RELATED: | Libya Militias Divert EU Funds for Migrants, Exploit Them: Report | In Egypt's capital Cairo, reporters have been visiting migrant communities, where at least two dozen sub-Saharan Africans, including four children, recounted the racist insults, sexual harassment, and othe…
telesurenglish.net/news/African-Migrants-in-Egypt-Face-Increasingly-Violent-Racism-20200102-0016.html

A Growing Movement Shows There Is an Alternative to Capitalism
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-01-02
The profit-driven economy is being tested by new visions of wealth-building models outside of mainstream capitalism. These cooperative structures form part of a new system that envisions a service to the public good instead of the shareholders' balance sheets. As global demands for economic justice grow, can this new economy reshape the way we think about ownership and pension strategies? What are the setbacks in implementing these programs, and who is doing the work on the ground? Helping to unpack these…
truthout.org/articles/a-growing-movement-shows-there-is-an-alternative-to-capitalism/

After Year-Long Run as Outspoken Advocate for Immigrants and the Poor, Juli√°n Castro Suspends Presidential Campaign
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-01-02
Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro announced Thursday he was suspending his presidential campaign, pledging to continue fighting for working people, immigrants' rights, and to combat wealth inequality. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/48539345196_dd0ff1df79_o1.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2020/01/02/after-year-long-run-outspoken-advocate-immigrants-and-poor-julian-castro-suspends?cd-origin=rss

New York Hanukkah Stabbing Latest in Wave of Trump-Era Anti-Semitic Attacks
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2019-12-30
While poverty, inequality and social and economic dislocation that breed fear and resentment of the other continue to grow, the problem of racist attacks is bound to increase.
mintpressnews.com/new-york-stabbings-latest-wave-trump-era-anti-semitic-attacks/263798/

The Top 5 Mainstream Media Myths That Perpetuate Income Inequality
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-12-27
The Real News takes aim at the top 5 mainstream myths that bolster income inequality and tout the ultra-rich.
therealnews.com/stories/the-top-5-mainstream-media-myths-that-perpetuate-income-inequality

Economic Inequality Has Gone Bananas
Josh Hoxie | progressive.org | 2019-12-11
The same week the now-infamous banana gallery piece sold for over $100,000, the Trump administration announced its plans to slash the nation's nutrition assistance program.
progressive.org/op-eds/economic-inequity-has-gone-bananas-hoxie-191211/

The Case for a Green New Deal
Naomi Klein | zcomm.org | 2019-12-10
Interview on the case for a Green New Deal that tackles the causes and impacts of climate change while confronting racial and economic inequality…
zcomm.org/zvideo/the-case-for-a-green-new-deal/

Anti-Imperialism As An Intellectual Trap
Mina Khanlarzadeh | zcomm.org | 2019-12-06
The US-led economic sanctions have caused a great deal of death and destruction in Iranian society, and the IMF policies in Iran, similar to other developing countries, have resulted in a widening of the class gap, poverty, severe marginalization of the peripheries, and a lowering of living standards. Yet, the US sanctions together with IMF Read…
zcomm.org/zblogs/anti-imperialisms-creation-of-the-complex-west-and-the-similar-rest/