Daily Archives: November 12, 2021

2021-11-12: News Headlines

SAM (2021-11-12). Why Are Moderna's Billionaires Airbrushing Scientists Out of the Vaccine Patent Picture? inequality.org

rebekah (2021-11-12). NYC Taxi Drivers Took on Predatory Lenders — And Won. inequality.org

Brittani Banks (2021-11-12). How China Is Addressing Education Inequality. independentmediainstitute.org In China, the educational pressure on children is intense, and it begins when they are very young. A mother living in Shanghai describes the demands of her six-year-old child's education, saying, "In kindergarten, children already need to spend the whole weekend learning pinyin." Pinyin is the system of romanization of the characters based on their …

George Monbiot (2021-11-12). How Wealth Inequality Fuels the Climate Emergency. zcomm.org "Everything we've been hearing here and at the previous 25 summits is basically distraction," says Monbiot, adding that global leaders could "fix" the worst impacts of the climate crisis "in no time at all if they wanted to."

Kevin Mwanza (2021-11-12). $250 Billion To $350 Billion? 10 Actual Facts About the Wealth Theft Against Black US Farmers. moguldom.com Black U.S. farmers have lost 90 percent of their land in the last century, amounting to an estimated $250 billion to $350 billion in accumulated wealth and income — 10 percent of the total wealth held by Black Americans currently, according to the Land Loss and Reparations Project. The number of Black farmers in the …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-12). Student strike enters second week at Columbia University. peoplesdispatch.org Over 3,000 Columbia graduate student workers have been on strike since November 3. This is the latest in a series of actions by graduate students workers in universities across the US, many of which are extremely wealthy…

Chris Slee (2021-11-11). Wealth, power and corruption in China. greenleft.org.au Desmond Shum was a businessman in China during the period of market reform. Chris Slee reviews his book, which gives an insight into the corruption that accompanied the process of capitalist restoration.

Staff (2021-11-11). How Wealth Inequality Fuels the Climate Emergency: George Monbiot & Scientist Kevin Anderson on COP26. democracynow.org The United States and China made a surprise announcement on Wednesday at the U.N. climate summit in Glasgow on a joint pledge to reduce methane emissions and slow deforestation. The United States is the largest historical emitter of carbon emissions, while China has been the largest emitter in recent years. As negotiations continue, we speak with British journalist George Monbiot and British climate scientist Kevin Anderson about how world leaders and even some climate scientists are downplaying the climate emergency. "Everything we've been hearing here and at the previous 25 summits is basically distraction," sa…

Peter Koenig (2021-11-11). China's Vision on Common Prosperity. dissidentvoice.org Author's Note: This is my presentation at a webinar by the Chonyang Institute of the Renmin University of Beijing. ***** What always impresses me about the Chinese concept of development is the vision for sharing — the intent of sharing wealth and prosperity. It fits typically the concept of Socialism with Chinese characteristics. This Chinese …

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