2020-01-24: News Headlines

John Clarke (2020-01-24). Disabled People Under Attack. globalresearch.ca In December, Ontario's Auditor-General, Bonnie Lysyk, issued a report that offers the province's right wing Tory government an opportunity to attack disabled people living in poverty. Her report paints a picture of an Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) that …

WSWS (2020-01-24). Record number of homeless deaths in New York City last year. wsws.org A new report reveals a rapid rise in the number of homeless deaths in the largest and wealthiest city in America.

yenisafak (2020-01-24). Arab royals hunt endangered birds in Pakistan. yenisafak.com Even as houbara bustard has been declared globally a protective species of birds, thousands of them have fallen to the hunting expeditions of Arab royals and their wealthy friends in Pakistan over fast months, claimed official sources. | Hunting the shy, rare bird breed, the size of a chicken is a favorite sport of visiting Arab Sheikhs because its meat is considered an aphrodisiac. | Official sources here said that since the commencement of hunting season in November, the central government has so issued 50 licenses through the Foreign Ministry to Arab royals form Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahra…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-01-23). New Report Offers Blueprint for a 'Clean Slate' for Workers to Fight Economic Inequality and Strengthen Labor Unions. commondreams.org To effectively combat economic inequality and even the playing field between corporations and the people they employ to run their operations, a new report argues, the U.S. must entirely overhaul labor laws to provide a "clean slate" for all workers. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/mcdonalds_2_0_0.jpg

Tim Wheeler (2020-01-22). At Seattle MLK event the people say "Dump Trump" peoplesworld.org SEATTLE—A vast crowd, African American, Latino, Asian American, Native American, and white marched from Garfield High School to Seattle City Hall, Monday, honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and upholding his struggle against racism, poverty and militarism. A rainbow of all races, religions, women and men, Gay and straight, of all ages, the crowd marched …

Alan Macleod (2020-01-22). World's Super Rich Meet in Davos to Discuss the Climate Change Problem they Created. mintpressnews.com Research has shown that the people most responsible for a warming planet were disproportionately the same people attending the summit and an increasing number of observers see climate change, inequality and capitalism as bound together.

Staff (2020-01-21). Headlines for January 21, 2020. democracynow.org Impeachment Trial Opens as Democrats Accuse GOP of "Cover-Up", Trump and Greta Thunberg Address Elites at Davos as Oxfam Condemns Mounting Inequality, NYT Endorses Senators Warren, Klobuchar, as Sanders Gets Backing from Reps. Jayapal and Pocan, Puerto Ricans Call on Governor Vázquez to Resign After Viral Video Shows Unused Emergency Supplies, Attack Kills 100 Soldiers in Yemen, Police Injure Hundreds in Lebanese Anti-Government Protests, At Least 4 Killed, Dozens Injured in Iraq as Popular Protests Mount Nationwide, Racist Treatment of Meghan Markle Highlighted as Plans for "Megxit" Move Forward, 10,000s Attend…

news.un (2020-01-21). Rising inequality affecting more than two-thirds of the globe, but it's not inevitable: new UN report. news.un.org Inequality is growing for more than 70 per cent of the global population, exacerbating the risks of divisions and hampering economic and social development. But the rise is far from inevitable and can be tackled at a national and international level, says a flagship study released by the UN on Tuesday.

news.un (2020-01-21). Healthcare's a human right, not 'a privilege for the rich' UNAIDS argues at Davos. news.un.org The UN agency devoted to ending AIDS as a public health threat is calling on top politicians and governments across the world to ensure the right to quality healthcare is upheld, and not just a privilege to be enjoyed by the wealthy.

Gerald E. Scorse (2020-01-21). Even the Democrats Do Favors for the Rich. dissidentvoice.org In 2017 a Republican-controlled Congress passed a tax cut hugely tilted to corporations and the wealthy. In the waning days of 2019, the Democratic-controlled House did a kind of me-too. It pushed through a retirement bill with a provision that gives billions to those in the upper tiers. The House's gift to the well-off was …

news.un (2020-01-20). Nearly half a billion can't find decent work, unemployment set to rise: new UN labour report. news.un.org Around half a billion people work fewer paid hours than they would like, or are not getting enough access to paid work, shows a study published by the International Labour Organization (ILO) on Monday, which also forecasts that unemployment will rise by about 2.5 million this year.

Shawgi Tell (2020-01-18). Charter Schools Have No Valid Claim to Public Property. dissidentvoice.org Public facilities and infrastructure are produced by the working class and people and belong to the public. They exist in order to serve the common good and to contribute to the extended reproduction of society. This collectively-produced wealth must not be handed over to competing owners of capital who are only concerned with maximizing profit …

Staff (2020-01-16). We Can't Be Silent Anymore: Rev. Barber & Poor People's Campaign Push Presidential Debate on Poverty. democracynow.org As the final Democratic debate ahead of the Iowa caucuses took place Tuesday night in Des Moines, Iowa, more than 100 protesters gathered outside the debate venue at Drake University to demand a televised presidential debate on poverty. Led by Reverend William Barber, demonstrators carried a coffin to honor the 250,000 people who die every year from the impacts of poverty. According to the Poor People's Campaign, 140 million Americans — over 43% of the population — can't pay basic living expenses. In Iowa, 630,000 workers — 45% of the state's workforce — make less than $15 an hour. We're j…

splcenter (2020-01-06). SPLC Statement on the Detainment of Iranians and Iranian Americans. splcenter.org The following statement is by Southern Poverty Law Center Interim President and CEO Karen Baynes-Dunning following reports that Iranians and Iranian Americans are being detained and questioned at U.S. ports of entry:…

Naomi Klein (2019-12-10). The Case for a Green New Deal. zcomm.org Interview on the case for a Green New Deal that tackles the causes and impacts of climate change while confronting racial and economic inequality…

2020-01-24: Social Media Postees

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Disabled People Under Attack
John Clarke | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-24
In December, Ontario's Auditor-General, Bonnie Lysyk, issued a report that offers the province's right wing Tory government an opportunity to attack disabled people living in poverty. Her report paints a picture of an Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) that …
globalresearch.ca/disabled-people-under-attack/5701576

Women Perform 12.5 Billion Hours of Unpaid Labor Every Day
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-01-24
The global economy is polarized on multiple dimensions. Even as the gap widens between the extremely poor and ultra-rich, a chronic economic divide persists between men and women. Millions of people subsist on an income of a few dollars a day, and billions of women work for nothing at all. | Oxfam's new report on global inequality

Record number of homeless deaths in New York City last year
wsws.org | 2020-01-24
A new report reveals a rapid rise in the number of homeless deaths in the largest and wealthiest city in America.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/01/24/nych-j24.html

Arab royals hunt endangered birds in Pakistan
yenisafak.com | 2020-01-24
Even as houbara bustard has been declared globally a protective species of birds, thousands of them have fallen to the hunting expeditions of Arab royals and their wealthy friends in Pakistan over fast months, claimed official sources. | Hunting the shy, rare bird breed, the size of a chicken is a favorite sport of visiting Arab Sheikhs because its meat is considered an aphrodisiac. | Official sources here said that since the commencement of hunting season in November, the central government has so issued 50 licenses through the Foreign Ministry to Arab royals form Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahra…
yenisafak.com/en/world/arab-royals-hunt-endangered-birds-in-pakistan-3510384

Sanders Calls on Global Movement to Tackle 'Billionaires' Greed'
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-23
In a response to a new Oxfam International report on inequality, Sen. Bernie Sanders called Tuesday for a global movement to pursue economic justice. | RELATED: | 500M People Worldwide Struggle to Find Adequate Work: Study | "We live in a world where a tiny handful of billionaires have extraordinary control over the economic and political life of t…
telesurenglish.net/news/Sanders-Calls-for-Global-Movement-to-Tackle-Billionaires-Greed-20200122-0018.html

Oxfam Report Contains Dire Warning for Global Capitalism
Ilana Novick | commondreams.org | 2020-01-23
"The gap between rich and poor can't be resolved without deliberate inequality-busting policies." (Photo: blind.fortune / Flick) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/man_0.jpeg
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New Report Offers Blueprint for a 'Clean Slate' for Workers to Fight Economic Inequality and Strengthen Labor Unions
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-01-23
To effectively combat economic inequality and even the playing field between corporations and the people they employ to run their operations, a new report argues, the U.S. must entirely overhaul labor laws to provide a "clean slate" for all workers. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/mcdonalds_2_0_0.jpg
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23 Headlines Obscure Biden's Lies About Cutting Social Security
Joshua Cho | fair.org | 2020-01-22
Here's something many Americans would be very interested to know: Is a leading candidate in the Democratic primary a liar? And since a strong majority of Americans have consistently opposed cuts to Social Security, the country's most successful anti-poverty program, Democratic vot…
fair.org/home/23-headlines-obscure-bidens-lies-about-cutting-social-security/

23 Headlines Obscure Biden's Lies About Cutting Social Security
Joshua Cho | fair.org | 2020-01-22
Here's something many Americans would be very interested to know: Is a leading candidate in the Democratic primary a liar? And since a strong majority of Americans have consistently opposed cuts to Social Security, the country's most successful anti-poverty program, Democratic vot…
fair.org/home/23-headlines-obscure-bidens-lies-about-cutting-social-security/

At Seattle MLK event the people say "Dump Trump"
Tim Wheeler | peoplesworld.org | 2020-01-22
SEATTLE–A vast crowd, African American, Latino, Asian American, Native American, and white marched from Garfield High School to Seattle City Hall, Monday, honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and upholding his struggle against racism, poverty and militarism. A rainbow of all races, religions, women and men, Gay and straight, of all ages, the crowd marched …
peoplesworld.org/article/at-seattle-mlk-event-the-people-say-dump-trump/

World's Super Rich Meet in Davos to Discuss the Climate Change Problem they Created
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-01-22
Research has shown that the people most responsible for a warming planet were disproportionately the same people attending the summit and an increasing number of observers see climate change, inequality and capitalism as bound together.
mintpressnews.com/worlds-super-wealthy-davos-discuss-climate-change-problem/264269/

World's Super Rich Meet in Davos to Discuss the Climate Change Problem they Created
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-01-22
Research has shown that the people most responsible for a warming planet were disproportionately the same people attending the summit and an increasing number of observers see climate change, inequality and capitalism as bound together.
mintpressnews.com/worlds-super-wealthy-davos-discuss-climate-change-problem/264269/

Rising inequality affecting more than two-thirds of the globe, but it's not inevitable: new UN report
news.un.org | 2020-01-21
Inequality is growing for more than 70 per cent of the global population, exacerbating the risks of divisions and hampering economic and social development. But the rise is far from inevitable and can be tackled at a national and international level, says a flagship study released by the UN on Tuesday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/01/1055681

Even the Democrats Do Favors for the Rich
Gerald E. Scorse | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-01-21
In 2017 a Republican-controlled Congress passed a tax cut hugely tilted to corporations and the wealthy. In the waning days of 2019, the Democratic-controlled House did a kind of me-too. It pushed through a retirement bill with a provision that gives billions to those in the upper tiers. The House's gift to the well-off was …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/01/even-the-democrats-do-favors-for-the-rich/

Healthcare's a human right, not 'a privilege for the rich' UNAIDS argues at Davos
news.un.org | 2020-01-21
The UN agency devoted to ending AIDS as a public health threat is calling on top politicians and governments across the world to ensure the right to quality healthcare is upheld, and not just a privilege to be enjoyed by the wealthy.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/01/1055711

Nearly half a billion can't find decent work, unemployment set to rise: new UN labour report
news.un.org | 2020-01-20
Around half a billion people work fewer paid hours than they would like, or are not getting enough access to paid work, shows a study published by the International Labour Organization (ILO) on Monday, which also forecasts that unemployment will rise by about 2.5 million this year.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/01/1055651

Charter Schools Have No Valid Claim to Public Property
Shawgi Tell | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-01-18
Public facilities and infrastructure are produced by the working class and people and belong to the public. They exist in order to serve the common good and to contribute to the extended reproduction of society. This collectively-produced wealth must not be handed over to competing owners of capital who are only concerned with maximizing profit …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/01/charter-schools-have-no-valid-claim-to-public-property/

We Can't Be Silent Anymore: Rev. Barber & Poor People's Campaign Push Presidential Debate on Poverty
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-01-16
As the final Democratic debate ahead of the Iowa caucuses took place Tuesday night in Des Moines, Iowa, more than 100 protesters gathered outside the debate venue at Drake University to demand a televised presidential debate on poverty. Led by Reverend William Barber, demonstrators carried a coffin to honor the 250,000 people who die every year from the impacts of poverty. According to the Poor People's Campaign, 140 million Americans

SPLC Statement on the Detainment of Iranians and Iranian Americans
splcenter.org | 2020-01-06
The following statement is by Southern Poverty Law Center Interim President and CEO Karen Baynes-Dunning following reports that Iranians and Iranian Americans are being detained and questioned at U.S. ports of entry:…
splcenter.org/news/2020/01/06/splc-statement-detainment-iranians-and-iranian-americans