LGBTQI Leaders: Picking the Democratic Presidential Candidate 2020
The Commonwealth Club | indybay.org | 2020-02-21
The Commonwealth Club, 110 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105…
Wall Street celebrates Milken pardon
wsws.org | 2020-02-20
Milken was a pioneer of the financial mechanisms which have led to the greatest accumulation of wealth by the financial oligarchy ever seen, at the expense of the working class.
Poor People's Campaign Puts the Spotlight on Poverty
James Goodman | commondreams.org | 2020-02-20
Participants at We Must Do M.O.R.E. tour stop in Greenfield, Massachusetts on February 5, 2020. (Photo: Steve Pavey) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/participants_at_we_must_do_m.o.r.e._tour_stop_in_greenfield_massachusetts_on_february_5_2020_photo_by_steve_pavey.jpeg …
Bloomberg Takes Debate Stage for First Time & Struggles to Face His History of Misogyny, Racism
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-02-20
Tensions flared at the ninth Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas on Wednesday. Senator Bernie Sanders sought to defend his position as front-runner in the Democrats' nomination fight, and former Vice President Joe Biden, former Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Senator Amy Klobuchar tried to attract more supporters. Senator Elizabeth Warren led a night full of attacks on the new person on stage: billionaire former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg. Bloomberg faced questions about his vast wealth, his defense of stop-and-frisk and his treatment of women. | We host a roundtable on the debate and Saturday's Nevada c…
Mike Bloomberg attacked on all fronts during Democratic debate
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-02-20
New York billionaire Mike Bloomberg was savaged by his Democratic rivals on his first debate on the presidential campaign trail.Bloomberg, the former New York mayor who was once a Republican, was forced to defend his record and past comments related to race, gender and his personal wealth in a rocky debate stage debut in Las Vegas.Bernie Sanders lashed out at Bloomberg's policing policies as New York City mayor that he said targeted "African-American and Latinos in an outrageous way".Elizabeth Warren made repeated attacks on Bloomberg. She raised issues such as his vast wealth, his offensive remarks about policin…
Black Students in the Mississippi Delta Still Face Education Inequality
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-02-20
Samara Rand's new colleagues at Holmes County Central High School gave her a warning on her first day: Never turn off the air conditioning. Even if the students complained. Warm classrooms in the 60-year-old building would smell like urine, her co-workers told her. | "Get you some air freshener," a ninth-grade biology teacher advised her. | When it rains, the roof of the decades-old facility leaks. During the worst downpours, hallways flood. Attempts to raise taxes to build a state-of-the-art high…
Germany: Left Party proposes a Christian Democrat as state premier in Thuringia
wsws.org | 2020-02-20
The Left Party is forging an alliance of all establishment parties in order to strengthen the state apparatus and implement a policy of blatant social inequality.
On World Social Justice Day, the UN labour agency says 'put people and planet first'
news.un.org | 2020-02-20
Reduce inequality around the world, the United Nations labour agency urged on Thursday, World Social Justice Day.
New Report Blames Corporate Tax Cuts, Attacks on Unions for Persistent Inequality and Slow Wage Growth Among Low Earners in US
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-02-20
Americans who already enjoyed high incomes saw the most growth in their wages in 2019, according to a new report released Thursday, while wage growth for low hourly workers was sluggish—part of what the Economic Policy Institute calls an "alarming trend" that has emerged over the last four decades. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/16278498935_dac4d8f223_o1_0.jpg …
U-turn: Ex-Democratic candidate Andrew Yang joins CNN as political commentator
rt.com | 2020-02-19
Fresh from abandoning his dreams of presidential glory, entrepreneur and failed presidential hopeful Andrew Yang has lowered his sights to the corridors of CNN's newsrooms instead, joining the network as a political commentator. | Yang announced he was ending his long-shot campaign following last week's New Hampshire primary in which he finished in eighth place. "I am not someone who wants to accept donations and support in a race that we will not win," he said graciously. | It wasn't long, however, before Yang had found another route to political stardom: a cushy commentator job with CNN. | I'm excited to joi…
Scotland is putting the Tories to shame over women's rights
Steve Topple | thecanary.co | 2020-02-19
Scotland could well be about to lead the way in an area of women's rights. If the move happens, it will put the Westminster, Conservative-led government to shame. But the deal is not a done one just yet. | Period poverty: | Period poverty is when girls and women can't afford sanitary products. As the website Global Women Connected noted, it's a major issue across the UK. This is because: |
They have no shame!
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-02-14
Chicago, IL – The latest episode in the Jussie Smollett saga continues to unfold as the campaign to rid Cook County of the first honest, progressive, Black woman state's attorney in county history, Kim Foxx, reaches lower and lower into the barrel of dirty tricks, a la Roger Stone and Donald Trump. And make no mistake about it: this is not about rooting out favoritism to the wealthy in the state's attorney's office, as cynically declared by Bill Conway, the billionaire Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) candidate running against her. It's about getting rid of the first state's attorney in Cook County history who has…
Detroit Overtaxed Residents by $600M, Causing Foreclosure Crisis. Residents Are Now Fighting Back
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-02-14
In Detroit, a showdown between progressive lawmakers and the city is taking on racist housing policies that robbed African Americans in Detroit of their homes and widened the racial wealth gap. On Thursday, the Coalition for Property Tax Justice announced a class-action lawsuit against the city of Detroit, Wayne County and the state of Michigan in response to unfair property tax foreclosures. One in four Detroit properties have been subject to property tax foreclosure, a level comparable only to tax foreclosure rates during the Great Depression. According to legal experts, many of the foreclosures were caused by…