Cutting Off Lifelines of North Koreans is a Siege, Not "Sanctions"
Joseph Essertier | zcomm.org | 2020-01-11
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…
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…
'See? Not Radical': New Poll Shows Nearly Two-Thirds of Americans Support a Wealth Tax to Fund Universal Programs
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-01-10
Supporters of a wealth tax to combat persistent economic inequality in the U.S. pointed to the latest polling by Reuters/Ipsos, which showed that nearly two-thirds of respondents support taxing the rich at higher rates to support programs that would benefit all Americans. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-1183832904_1_0_0.jpg …
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…
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.
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:…
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.