2021-04-27: News Headlines

WSWS (2021-04-28). Nearly a third of UK children in poverty even before pandemic. wsws.org At least 4.3 million children (31 percent of all UK children) are in poverty—up from 3.6 million in 2010-11.

Antoinette Sayeh, Alejandro Werner, Ravi Balakrishnan, Frederik Toscani* (2021-04-28). What Comes After Commodity Super Cycle And Pandemic? Policies To Tackle Poverty And Inequality In Latin America — Analysis. eurasiareview.com Latin America entered the pandemic as one of the most unequal regions in the world. And like much of the rest of the world, it will come out of the pandemic poorer and more unequal. Early estimates suggest that

Joshua Hanks (2021-04-27). Imperialist countries create global vaccine apartheid, prolonging pandemic. workers.org Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic last year, the scale of inequality under capitalism has come sharply into focus. Long before the pandemic began, inequality, racism and imperialism had threaded their way through all aspects of society, ensuring that the worst effects of disasters fall onto the most oppressed. . . . |

Global Research (2021-04-27). The Globalization of War & The Globalization of Poverty: Two Important Titles by Michel Chossudovsky. globalresearch.ca These two titles from Global Research Publishers are available in PDF (e-book) format delivered directly to your inbox, as well as in print format. | . | . | . | The Globalization of War: America's "Long War" against Humanity | by Michel Chossudovsky |

Frederick Clayton (2021-04-27). The Future of Water in the American Southwest. counterpunch.org No country is immune from water scarcity issues—not even the world's wealthiest country, the United States. The Southwestern states, in particular, have faced frequent and ongoing droughts over the past two decades, and traditional water supplies are failing. As groundwater supplies in the region have depleted substantially, rainfall has decreased and the costs of importing water have risen substantially.

Ariela Ruiz Caro (2021-04-27). The Main Obstacle in the Fight Against COVID: Inequality. counterpunch.org Global vaccine production is insufficient, and even that has been hoarded by developed countries that have bought up from two to three times more supply than is needed by their populations, an action that has come to be known as "vaccine nationalism." What's more, vaccine purchase does not necessarily equal vaccine availability, as has been the case in Europe and the cause of growing conflict there.

Rubin R. (2021-04-27). Vaccination Priorities Delay Shots for Higher-Risk People of Color. jamanetwork.com Prioritizing older people or older people and essential workers for COVID-19 vaccination, as many states have done, slows eligibility for adults in some racial and ethnic groups and for those with family incomes below the federal poverty level, according to a recent analysis by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) researchers.

ecns.cn (2021-04-27). U.S. 'vaccine apartheid' denounced amid inequitable access to COVID-19 vaccine. ecns.cn As the United States is hoarding COVID-19 vaccines, many developing countries are still struggling to get access to doses, with exacerbating inequality of vaccine access, according to U.S. media.

Peter Koenig (2021-04-27). The WEF's Great Reset: Euphemism for a WWIII Scenario? dissidentvoice.org Let's make no mistake, we are already in WWIII. A more noble term is "The Great Reset" — the World Economic Forum's (WEF) eloquent description of a devastated worldwide economy, countless bankruptcies and unemployment, abject misery, famine, death by starvation, disease and suicide. Hundreds of millions of people have already been affected by this "collateral" …

Peter Tase (2021-04-27). Deteriorating Conditions: Interview With An Iranian Pensioner. eurasiareview.com Despite high-ranking officials of the Iranian regime touting the importance of the presidential election that is scheduled for June 18, 2021, there is a growing concern that citizens nationwide may in fact be less favorable to participate. Fear of not attaining the minimum legitimacy for the formation of government, with an unprecedented systematic corruption, unemployment, and poverty, along with the collapse of Supreme Leader's awe in Iran and the region, international and deadly economy isolation, and most importantly being the only country in the region without vaccines and Immunity from coronavirus, have…

VOXEU (2021-04-27). Growing Concentration Of Wealth In Italy: Evidence From New Source Of Data — Analysis. eurasiareview.com Growing wealth disparities can have corrosive effects on equality of opportunity when they crystallise over time and turn into persistent disparities across generations. This column uses newly assembled data from Italian inheritance tax records to show that the wealth share of the top 1% (half a million individuals) increased from 16% in 1995 to 22% in 2016, and the share accruing to the top 0.01% (the richest 5,000 adults) almost tripled from 1.8% to 5%. In contrast, the poorest 50% saw an 80% drop in their average net wealth over the same period. The data also reveal the growing role of inheritance and gifts…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2021-04-27). 'Good First Step': Warren Welcomes Biden's IRS Boost to Target Rich Tax Cheats. commondreams.org "Republicans have starved the IRS so it can't go after wealthy tax cheats," says Sen. Elizabeth Warren. "This $80 billion announcement from President Biden is a good first step." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-1742389461.jpg

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2021-04-26). Washington State Lawmakers Approve Capital Gains Tax on Wealthiest to Fund Public Education. commondreams.org Progressive in the state say the passage of a bill imposing a 7% capital gains tax to fund public education represents a victory. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/washington-state-capital-gains-tax-education.jpg

ecns.cn (2021-04-26). China approves 156 bln yuan to consolidate poverty alleviation outcomes. ecns.cn China's central government has approved a fiscal budget of 156.1 billion yuan (about 23.75 billion U.S. dollars) to facilitate the synergy of consolidating poverty alleviation outcomes and promoting rural vitalization in 2021.

Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, Hilary Hoynes (2021-04-26). How Lifting Children Out of Poverty Today Will Help Them in the Future. commondreams.org "When families with young children get access to cash welfare, that support has even been linked to higher earnings in adulthood and longer lives." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/children_11.jpeg

Editorial Team (2021-04-26). Welsh Communists call for power in the workplace. challenge-magazine.org Welsh Communists have issued a statement calling for new powers for the Welsh Parliament to strengthen the rights of trade unionists to organise and to combat poverty pay. The Communist Party is running its biggest electoral campaign this year since the 1980's across Britain, with candidates in every Welsh regional list seat.

Joe Frady (2021-04-26). A White Providence Public School Teacher Writing in Tears. counterpunch.org "I am in blood stepped so far, that should I wade no more returning were as tedious as go o'er." — MacBeth As a white school teacher in a high-poverty school district whose student body is primarily Black, Asian, Latin American, and other People of Color, I find myself existing in a strange Purgatory, a

Fight Back (2021-04-26). California: Unemployed Committee supports fight against police crimes. fightbacknews.org San Jose, CA – On April 24, the Northern California Unemployed Committee, or NCUC, marched in support of the fight against police crimes in the wake of the conviction of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd. | David Almeida of the NCUC expressed support for community control of the police, saying, "With community control of the police, we, the community get to defund and demilitarize our police, not the government." He went on to point out that there are still hundreds of the thousands of people here in California who are still waiting to hear about the status of their unemployment benefits. | The NCUC pa…

_____ (2021-04-26). Green Growth Vs Degrowth. popularresistance.org The row about ecological limits to growth is back with a vengeance. On one side are those who are deeply sceptical about the idea of 'infinite growth on a finite planet'. They argue that to be sure of offering a good life for all within planetary boundaries, we need to kick our addiction to consumption growth (in wealthy countries at least). These 'green growth sceptics' include those advocating for 'degrowth', 'prosperity without growth', 'steady state economics', 'doughnut economics' and 'wellbeing economics'. | In the opposite corner are 'green growth' advocates who believe that the historical relationship bet…

Rod Driver (2021-04-26). How the Rich Distort Politics. "Government by the 1% for the 1%" globalresearch.ca "At some level of extreme wealth, money inevitably corrupts… it …

Sabrina Calazans (2021-04-26). Want to Fix the Racial Wealth Gap? Start By Canceling Student Debt. thenation.com Want to Fix the Racial Wealth Gap? Start By Canceling Student Debt.

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