Monday, July 13, 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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Key US ally indicted for organ trade murder scheme

Is this the final unraveling of the Western narrative of "humanitarian intervention" in Kosovo, and a crack in the "accountability-free zone" of impunity for U.S. and allied war crimes?

A ‘historic day’ as federal judge orders shutdown and removal of Dakota Access Pipeline

This is the first time a federal judge has closed an operating pipeline for environmental reasons.

The social impact of the Second Amendment

The state should be permitted to disarm its citizens to the extent it judges necessary to protect its own strength to protect its society.

Who for Veep?

The big question for Bernie-ites is who they want for vice-president.

California bill to establish nation’s second public bank applauded as ‘historic challenge to Wall...

"We can structure a bank that actually is accountable to the people and does what the people want it to do."