Thursday, September 24, 2020

Tag: inequality

Fear of falling

If the U.S. is to break its headlong rush into failed statehood, it must begin by addressing the legitimate demands of the people this country has failed from its very inception.

How the Supreme Court undermined the Black vote

Black Americans braved police violence at Selma and galvanized support for the Voting Rights Act. Fifty years later, the Supreme Court’s Shelby decision ushered in a new era of racially targeted voter suppression.

Who’s really looting America?

By pitting us against each other – blaming immigrants, blaming liberals, and especially blaming people of color, and Black people in particular – they’ve divided us, and gotten away with it.

Lockdowns for the many, impunity for the few

“I was born in this county. I have never come across ill-feeling like this about anything. Everyone feels it is one law for us and one law for them. That is so unfair.”

COVID-19: The rich, the poor, the ‘other’

Perhaps, the Covid-19 pandemic and the ensuing economic melt down will be the trigger for such a seismic, but essential, change in the way we live.

The pandemic makes clear what we already knew: The rent is...

“I need to allocate my money for food, health care and other necessities, not to pay rent to corporate landlords.”

Four numbers that scream “Vote for Bernie!”

Bernie’s fight is for social justice, and for social responsibility. The beaten-down center of America will take the first step in the battle against inequality if it listens to him.

News flash: Billionaires don’t like socialism

If media are to perform their role as the fourth estate properly, they should really be scrutinizing power, not uncritically amplifying it.

Rising inequality affecting 70% of the world

“The rise is far from inevitable and can be tackled at a national and international level.”

Will the 2020 contenders take on inequality?

Class wars unfold on multiple fronts, and virtually all national policies and programs affect how equally we distribute our income and wealth.

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6 crucial races that will flip the Senate

Every school board member, state representative, and congressperson you elect can be pushed to enact policies that benefit the people, not just corporate donors.
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Utah police release body cam video of officer shooting unarmed 13-year-old boy

The district attorney’s office is continuing to review the shooting and determine whether the officer was legally justified in firing his weapon at Cameron.

Will Michele Flournoy be the angel of death for the American empire?

Picking Michelle Flournoy to lead the Pentagon would be a tragic indication that Biden is truly hell-bent on squandering America’s future.

Morgan Stanley announces new climate commitment, first American bank to set target

The financial institute is the first major American bank to commit to "providing financing, expertise and thought leadership to support the transition to a low-carbon world."

10 things you need to know to stop a coup

Because the best way to stop a coup is to deter it.