Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Tag: inequality

Whose rights matter in pandemic America?

Not those of poor Americans, that’s for sure...

In 2021, let’s ring a global alarm—on inequality—that everyone can hear

We have to prevent our societies from returning to—our deeply unequal—business as usual.

Biden says he’ll take on inequality. Good! You need to hold...

As it was in the time of FDR and LBJ, power is redistributed only when those without it demand it.

Inequality gone viral: The obscene numbers

Something has to be done to heal the rupture in the sickened body of our nation.

Nearly two-thirds of older Black Americans can’t afford to live alone...

The scale of the economic insecurity we’ve measured among older adults of color shows how critical government support can be to people living near the financial edge.

Ye are many, they are few!

How do elites keep their monopoly on wealth and power?

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.”

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Trump campaign paid millions to Jan. 6 Capitol riot

“It was his duty as commander-in-chief to stop the violence. And he alone had that power because they believed that they were following his orders. They said so.”

2021 update: Half of America in or near poverty

The facts and numbers from numerous sources reflect the reality of deprivation in America, and help to confirm what has been called the "sharpest rise in the U.S. poverty rate since the 1960s."

Texas Jabberwockery – Cruz Roasted After Fleeing Blizzard

Even worse than backing Trumpster – Glaring “dereliction of duty...”

‘Held to ransom’: Pfizer demands governments gamble with state assets to secure vaccine deal

“Pfizer and BioNTech are firmly committed to working with governments and other relevant stakeholders to ensure equitable and affordable access to our Covid-19 vaccine for people around the world.”

‘This is unacceptable’: Progressives reject Manchin plan to cut $15 minimum wage proposal to...

The $15 minimum wage is overwhelmingly popular with the American people. One person should not be allowed to hold relief hostage.