Daily Archives: November 16, 2020

2020-11-16: News Headlines

Ralph Nader (2020-11-16). Trump's Ongoing Crime Wave Requires a Special Prosecutor. counterpunch.org There are many reasons why loser Trump refuses to concede. Yes, delusion has been the counterfeit coin of his fantasy realm — "I won this election by a lot" he tweeted with all caps last Saturday. In his fevered mind — nourished by a bullying career — all victories are his triumphs, and all losses are fake due

_____ (2020-11-16). The Red Nation Statement On US Elections. popularresistance.org US imperialism is in crisis. This drives the capitalist system towards austerity, increased suffering among the working poor, repression at home and imperialist aggression, subversion and wars abroad. This is not something new and is not something that Trump created in the last four years, although he intensified it. Obama also intensified the suffering, the repression and US aggression abroad during his administration. | We can expect more people to die of coronavirus, the threat of mass evictions and utility shutoffs, long-term unemployment, and a great deal of suffering.

The Canary (2020-11-16). Demand for food parcels from cancer patients spikes since onset of pandemic. thecanary.co Cancer patients are at increasing risk of poverty because of coronavirus (Covid-19), a charity has warned. | Irish Cancer charity, Purple House Cancer Support Centre said calls to its helpline service from patients seeking food parcels have spiked since the onset of the pandemic. | The charity

_____ (2020-11-15). Large Numbers Of People Still Filing For Unemployment Each Week. popularresistance.org For the 34th straight week, over 700,000 people filed for unemployment in the US according to the Department of Labor's latest report. The 709,000 state claims coupled with an additional 298,154 initial claims for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance brings the weekly total once again to over 1 million new claims. | Nearly 67 million claims have been filed since mid-March as the worst economic crisis to befall the working class in the United States since the Great Depression of the 1930s leaves millions on the brink of destitution.

Brian Wakamo (2020-11-14). 14 Successful Ballot Initiatives to Reduce Inequality. zcomm.org On November 3, voters in many states and cities approved a variety of inequality-related proposals, from taxing the wealthy to increasing the minimum wage and tenant protections…

WSWS (2020-11-14). Another 709,000 file for unemployment in the US as evictions resume, food lines grow and job cuts continue. wsws.org Massive job losses in education, coupled with the expiration of unemployment benefits, has left millions on the brink of destitution.

Juan Cole (2020-11-13). Georgia Sen. David Perdue Ready to Save His Ocean-Front Mansion From Rising Seas While Voting to Burn More Oil and Gas. commondreams.org Perdue, who is worth between $13 million and $39 million, is worried about rising sea levels. But he votes like he isn't worried, because he is sure he has the wealth to protect his own property from the worst effects, at least in his lifetime. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/perdue_0.jpg

CounterSpin (2020-11-13). Julie Hollar on Moving Democrats to the Right, Josh Bivens on Pandemic Unemployment. fair.org Media…

Patricia Gorky (2020-11-12). Unemployment crisis continues unabated. liberationnews.org More than 1 million people filed for unemployment assistance last week according to new figures released today.

Ron Jacobs (2020-11-12). Fascism, Trumpism and the Future. counterpunch.org Fascism is both a symptom and the essence of capitalism in decay. Its development into a movement tends to begin when small-time capitalists (the petit bourgeoisie, if you will) see their wealth, political power and survival as a stratum of society disappearing in the maws of the giant monopolies and financial houses. Not having the

Heidi Shierholz (2020-11-12). Not Just Cruel, GOP Blocking Unemployment Aid Is Terrible Economics. commondreams.org With unemployment benefits for millions of workers set to expire in December, Senate Republicans must stop blocking aid. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/closed_1_0_1_0.jpg