Daily Archives: May 1, 2021

2021-05-01: News Headlines

Daniel Sherrell (2021-04-30). Biden is Flirting with a Better Economic Paradigm. Young People Need Him to Commit. counterpunch.org As children of the 90s and early aughts, millennials came of age beset by problems both too large to ignore and too expensive to fix: debilitating student debt, worsening climate change, skyrocketing inequality. When we looked to our government to address these problems, political leaders of both parties clutched nervously at their purse strings. "How

news.un (2021-04-30). Myanmar approaching point of economic collapse: UN report. news.un.org The turmoil following the military coup in Myanmar, coupled with the impact of COVID-19 could result in up to 25 million people — nearly half of the country's population, living in poverty by early next year, a United Nations report said on Friday.

Emir Sader (2021-04-30). Critical Thinking: Who Will Apologize to Brazil? orinocotribune.com By Emir Sader — Apr 27, 2021 | Brazil is immersed in a humanitarian catastrophe. The country—which a little more than five years ago was an example in the fight against poverty, the fight against inequality and income distribution—has become, in just a few years, a hell, both for Brazilians and for the rest of the world. | More than three thousand people die every day because of the pandemic. Others die anonymously because of hunger and still others because of the violence of militias and drug traffickers. More people die than are born in Brazil. | From having a president who was an example to th…

Johnisha Levi (2021-04-30). Eradicating Child Poverty Beyond the Pandemic. commondreams.org "Moral and ethical obligations aside, child poverty is expensive: an estimated $800 billion to $1.1 trillion annually in health expenditures, lost productivity, and higher crime." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/children_10_0.jpeg

D.D. Guttenplan (2021-04-30). How to Stop Andrew Yang. thenation.com How to Stop Andrew Yang…

_____ (2021-04-30). Powerful Government Policy Segregated Us. popularresistance.org I am the author of a book, The Color of Law, that disproves the myth of de facto segregation. In truth, we are residentially segregated, not naturally or from private bigotry, but primarily by racially explicit policies of federal, state, and local governments designed to prevent African Americans and whites from living as neighbors; these 20th-century policies were so powerful that they determine much of today's residential, social, and economic inequality. | Because powerful government policy segregated us, racial boundaries violate the fifth, 13th, and 14th amendments. Our nation thus has a positive constituti…

_____ (2021-04-30). Critics of Biden As Being a 'Progressive' Are Mistaken. strategic-culture.org

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