Daily Archives: January 10, 2020

2020-01-10: News Headlines

Staff (2020-01-10). U.S. Adds 145,000 Jobs; Unemployment Holds at 3.5%. truthdig.com WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added 145,000 jobs in December and the unemployment rate held steady at 3.5%, signaling that the job market remains strong at the start of 2020 even if hiring and wage gains have slowed somewhat more than a decade into an economic expansion. | Friday's snapshot from the Labor Department showed hiring slipped from robust gains of 256,000 in November, which were given a boost by the end of a strike at General Motors. For the year, employers added an average of roughly 175,000 jobs per month, compared with about 223,250 per month in 2018. | Annual wage growth fell in December to 2.9…

Joseph Essertier (2020-01-10). Cutting Off Lifelines of North Koreans is a Siege, Not "Sanctions" zcomm.org The sanctions against North Korea are firmly in place, not because everyone loves Washington and wants to cooperate with them, but because U.S.-based multinational corporations control about half of all the world's wealth…

Clio Chang (2020-01-09). The Only Thing Stopping Us From Taxing the Rich Is Political Will. thenation.com | Meet Gabriel Zucman, the rock star economist behind the wealth tax.

Robert Reich (2020-01-09). Robert Reich: America Has Failed Its Millennials. truthdig.com Massive economic inequality has forged a generation that is deeper in debt, poorer paid and half as likely to own a home as its parents.

Staff (2020-01-09). The Pentagon Is the Only Winner in the "Global War on Terror" truthout.org Yes, our infrastructure stinks, our schools are failing, this country's a nightmare of inequality, and there's a self-promoting president in the White…

The Canary (2020-01-08). 'Multiple calls' in hunt for more victims of serial rapist Reynhard Sinaga. thecanary.co Police are investigating further potential victims of Britain's worst serial rapist as Reynhard Sinaga's father said his son's punishment "fits his crimes". | The Indonesian student was jailed for life with a minimum term of 30 years on Monday after being convicted of drugging 48 men and filming himself sexually violating them in his Manchester city centre apartment after picking them up outside nightclubs near his home. | The 36-year-old was a "perpetual student", studying for a PhD in Manchester, thanks to his rich family — his father, reportedly a devout Catholic, is a wealthy banker in his home country…

RT (2020-01-06). 'Innocent mistake'? CNBC replaces Andrew Yang and Tulsi Gabbard with generic Asian man, white senator. rt.com CNBC has poured gasoline on the theory MSM is deliberately marginalizing certain 2020 Democratic candidates, swapping photos of businessman Andrew Yang and Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard with bizarre substitutes. | The candidates got an unwitting makeover during the network's Squawk Box program on Monday, as the show was covering fourth-quarter fundraising totals. Yang's face was replaced with a similarly-named Asian businessman, founding partner of Redpoint Ventures Geoff Yang. Gabbard was replaced, even more confusingly, by New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand — once a primary candidate herself, until she dro…

splcenter (2020-01-06). SPLC Statement on the Detainment of Iranians and Iranian Americans. splcenter.org The following statement is by Southern Poverty Law Center Interim President and CEO Karen Baynes-Dunning following reports that Iranians and Iranian Americans are being detained and questioned at U.S. ports of entry:…

Julie Hollar (2020-01-04). Media Leave Yang Out of Candidate Conversations. fair.org The Democratic primary field may be narrowing, but Andrew Yang still can't get the media's attention. According to the New York Times ( 12/19/19), which breaks down the debates by speaking minutes, Yang, polling at fifth of the seven participating candidates, with an average of 3.5%, came in last in the December debate at 10 minutes, 56 se…

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.

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…

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U.S. Adds 145,000 Jobs; Unemployment Holds at 3.5%
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-01-10
WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added 145,000 jobs in December and the unemployment rate held steady at 3.5%, signaling that the job market remains strong at the start of 2020 even if hiring and wage gains have slowed somewhat more than a decade into an economic expansion. | Friday's snapshot from the Labor Department showed hiring slipped from robust gains of 256,000 in November, which were given a boost by the end of a strike at General Motors. For the year, employers added an average of roughly 175,000 jobs per month, compared with about 223,250 per month in 2018. | Annual wage growth fell in December to 2.9…
truthdig.com/articles/u-s-adds-145000-jobs-unemployment-holds-at-3-5/

Cutting Off Lifelines of North Koreans is a Siege, Not "Sanctions"
Joseph Essertier | zcomm.org | 2020-01-10
The sanctions against North Korea are firmly in place, not because everyone loves Washington and wants to cooperate with them, but because U.S.-based multinational corporations control about half of all the world's wealth…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/cutting-off-lifelines-of-north-koreans-is-a-siege-not-sanctions/

The Only Thing Stopping Us From Taxing the Rich Is Political Will
Clio Chang | thenation.com | 2020-01-09
| Meet Gabriel Zucman, the rock star economist behind the wealth tax.
thenation.com/article/gabriel-zucman-triumph-of-injustice-interview/

Robert Reich: America Has Failed Its Millennials
Robert Reich | truthdig.com | 2020-01-09
Massive economic inequality has forged a generation that is deeper in debt, poorer paid and half as likely to own a home as its parents.
truthdig.com/articles/robert-reich-america-has-failed-its-millennials/

The Pentagon Is the Only Winner in the "Global War on Terror"
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-01-09
Yes, our infrastructure stinks, our schools are failing, this country's a nightmare of inequality, and there's a self-promoting president in the White…
truthout.org/articles/the-pentagon-is-the-only-winner-in-the-global-war-on-terror/

Month-long strikes in France reach decisive week
G. Dunkel | workers.org | 2020-01-09
January 5 marks the 32nd day of a strike involving hundreds of thousands of French workers against the Macron government's plan for pension "reform." The current retirement systems would be replaced by a single system based on "points" that a worker would accumulate. The over-65 poverty rate in France is . . . | Continue reading Month-long strikes in France reach decisive week at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/01/45378/

'Multiple calls' in hunt for more victims of serial rapist Reynhard Sinaga
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-01-08
Police are investigating further potential victims of Britain's worst serial rapist as Reynhard Sinaga's father said his son's punishment "fits his crimes". | The Indonesian student was jailed for life with a minimum term of 30 years on Monday after being convicted of drugging 48 men and filming himself sexually violating them in his Manchester city centre apartment after picking them up outside nightclubs near his home. | The 36-year-old was a "perpetual student", studying for a PhD in Manchester, thanks to his rich family — his father, reportedly a devout Catholic, is a wealthy banker in his home country…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/01/08/multiple-calls-in-hunt-for-more-victims-of-serial-rapist-reynhard-sinaga/

'Innocent mistake'? CNBC replaces Andrew Yang and Tulsi Gabbard with generic Asian man, white senator
rt.com | 2020-01-06
CNBC has poured gasoline on the theory MSM is deliberately marginalizing certain 2020 Democratic candidates, swapping photos of businessman Andrew Yang and Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard with bizarre substitutes. | The candidates got an unwitting makeover during the network's Squawk Box program on Monday, as the show was covering fourth-quarter fundraising totals. Yang's face was replaced with a similarly-named Asian businessman, founding partner of Redpoint Ventures Geoff Yang. Gabbard was replaced, even more confusingly, by New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand — once a primary candidate herself, until she dro…
rt.com/usa/477599-gabbard-yang-photo-swap-racist/

SPLC Statement on the Detainment of Iranians and Iranian Americans
splcenter.org | 2020-01-06
The following statement is by Southern Poverty Law Center Interim President and CEO Karen Baynes-Dunning following reports that Iranians and Iranian Americans are being detained and questioned at U.S. ports of entry:…
splcenter.org/news/2020/01/06/splc-statement-detainment-iranians-and-iranian-americans

Media Leave Yang Out of Candidate Conversations
Julie Hollar | fair.org | 2020-01-04
The Democratic primary field may be narrowing, but Andrew Yang still can't get the media's attention. According to the New York Times ( 12/19/19), which breaks down the debates by speaking minutes, Yang, polling at fifth of the seven participating candidates, with an average of 3.5%, came in last in the December debate at 10 minutes, 56 se…
fair.org/home/media-leave-yang-out-of-candidate-conversations/

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

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/