Thursday, October 22, 2020

Tag: inequality

Egalitarians gain ground in Washington

They have forced onto the nation’s political center stage initiatives for shearing the ultra rich down to democratic size that no major elected leader in America would have dared propose only a year ago.

What LA teachers tell us about rising inequality

We ought to see their struggle as “a strike for democracy – against the plans of a tiny clique of billionaires to unilaterally impose their vision for the world.”

26 billionaires own as much as world’s 3.8 billion poorest people

“Inequality is not inevitable,” the report says, “it’s a political choice.” 

Prices, plutocrats, and corporate concentration

Would less corporate concentration – and a weaker corporate capacity to raise prices – mean less inequality?

Can an unequal earth beat climate change?

“Addressing climate change effectively and justly requires us to transform the unjust social and economic systems that gave us climate change in the first place.”

New data paint an unpleasant picture of poverty in the US

The bad news is that poverty still exceeds the 11.3 percent rate of 2000 and far too many people are poor in a country that is so rich.

A nightmare of another time: 50 year anniversary of the end...

What happened for many years to gays on Fire Island seems like a nightmare of another time – and it was.

Hurricane season not only brings destruction and death, but rising inequality...

Not everyone is struggling. In fact, some actually benefit economically from these extreme weather events.

A foreign policy that can change everything for everyone

Women talk about gender, racial and economic justice. But anti-war messaging is still missing from the resistance movement – and there can be no justice without peace.

Progressive Briefing for Tuesday, August 14, 2018

DNC will take fossil fuel money after all, Income inequality in America vs. Europe, and more.

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“But I didn’t know!”

A second Trump presidency will unleash extremists' to target specific politicians and activists, just as any terrorist regime does.

Cooperation Jackson’s food sovereignty initiatives help with sustainable community development, economic democracy, and community...

“It’s a beautiful thing to be able to feed your community, especially in a food desert.”

US suffered almost 300,000 excess deaths during coronavirus pandemic, CDC reports

They found that excess deaths have occurred every week in the U.S. since March, peaking in the weeks ending April 11 and August 8.

Why the Founders Would Decry What America has Become

If the Founding Fathers saw what the United States has become, they would be devastated. Poverty, income inequality, suppression of speaking ones mind, crime, war, and oligarch like behaviors all make up this new U.S. It is far from being the democracy it was created as.

The US spends more than $80 billion a year incarcerating 2.3 million people

"With movements calling for defunding and divesting, people are finally talking about spending and raising the heat on the thousands of corporations that profit off the millions of people we lock up."