New or Noteworthy

Meeting Sundays 3-5 pm at Columbia International Affairs Building, Columbia University
420 W. 118th St.. (SE Corner of Amsterdam Ave. ) Room 410 or, when not available, we post a notice on Room 410 indicating where we are.

Current Topics: posting is not an endorsement

  1. The Free Market Isn’t Up to the Coronavirus Challenge
  2. Suresh Naidu on Capitalism, Monopsony, and Inequality 90 minute Sean Carroll Mindscape podcast
  3. Only a Green New Deal can douse the fires of Eco-Fascism
  4. Not Cleaning Up the Wreckage Left by Innovation
  5. Irish election results:
  6. Amazon:
  7. Ilhan Omar under fire for saying benefits of G.I. Bill should be applied ‘to everybody’
  8. Activist arrested for calling Xi Jinping ’clueless’ on coronavirus crisis
  9. Austerity’s Impact
  10. George Washington was a ‘liar who wore dentures made from hippo ivory and who once slapped a slave’, new biography claims
  11. Bernie Sanders will be good for American economy, top economist says after Goldman Sachs attack
  12. George Zimmerman sues Warren, Buttigieg for tweets marking Trayvon Martin’s birthday
  13. ‘Bury them alive!’: White South Africans fear for their future as horrific farm attacks escalate
  14. Fighting mounts as Washington backs Turkish attack on Syria, Russia
  15. Bloomberg Files:

February 9 to 15, 2020

  1. Campaign news: Not endorsements
  2. Take it from an activist who was there: Stop and frisk cost New Yorkers their lives
  3. Fires and floods: maps of Europe predict scale of climate catastrophe
  4. Left wing Sinn Féin victory reshapes Ireland’s political landscape
  5. Grow, not grow, or degrow?
  6. Trump’s War Budget Slashes Support for Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid
  7. United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture on the Julian Assange Case
  8. El Salvador’s President Militarizes Legislature to Strengthen Police Force
  9. ‘Parasite’ Is a Class-Conscious Climate Parable
  10. #MenToo: The hidden tragedy of male sexual abuse in the military
  11. Neo-Nazi group membership will not get you booted from army, military tells Congress
  12. Turning up the pressure for integration, NYC students plan citywide school boycott

February 2 to February 8, 2020

  1. Climate Change Needs To Be on the Balance Sheet
  2. Rashida Tlaib Booed Hillary at Bernie Rally, Mass Pearl Clutching Ensued
  3. Some DNC Members Want to Outright STEAL the Nomination from Bernie Sanders if He Wins
  4. MSNBC’s Anti-Bernie Bias Is HILARIOUS
  5. ‘Uninsurable and Unhedgeable’: Central Banks Warn of Financial Crisis from Climate Change
  6. Risk of ‘stranded assets’ from 2025, new oil report warns
  7. The Pandemic of Xenophobia and Scapegoating
  8. Iowa Caucus:
    Chaos Continues in Iowa as Democrats Mistakenly Award Delegates for Bernie Sanders to Deval Patrick
    Pete Buttigieg Tries to Guaidó the Iowa Caucus
    What REALLY happened in Iowa? Was it caucus corruption? Part 1
  9. Democrats Cheered For Regime Change During State Of The Union Address
    (older article, relevant here):
    Venezuela’s Election System Holds Up As A Model For The World
  10. DNA exonerates man who spent 25 years in prison for 1985 rape he did not commit
  11. Ben Carson mocked for being the one Black face in a sea of white Trumpers
  12. Bloomberg’s Housing Policies Are a Joke. Why Is Matthew Desmond Cosigning Them?
  13. How NYC’s homeless ‘charities’ cash in — ruthlessly
  14. Bernie Sanders Vows to Reverse ‘Every single thing’ Trump has done on Immigration as he surge to first in New Hampshire Poll
  15. Police Responding to Man Having a Seizure, Shoot and Kill His Service Dog
  16. ICE agents, while arresting undocumented Mexican immigrant, wind up shooting second man in wild Brooklyn street brawl
  17. The Aristocracy of Finance: History of liberalism through eyes of “The Economist” A better interview of Alexander Zevin than the one posted a few weeks ago.
  18. On the Media: Cancel This
  19. Jeff Bezos

26 January to 02022020

  1. Brexit is actually here, sort of
  2. The U.S. Is Recycling Its Big Lie About Iraq To Target Iran
  3. An American capitalist seeing the bright side of plague … Commerce Secretary Ross Says Coronavirus May Help ‘Accelerate Return of Jobs
  4. Crisis, what crisis? Wall Street Venture-Fund Curbs to Be Eased in Volcker Revamp
  5. Endless War is a Disastrous (But Profitable) Enterprise
  6. 1619 Project debated:
  7. Trump and Netanyahu Dictate Terms of Palestinian Surrender to Israel and Call It Peace
  8. Alan Dershowitz’s latest defense of Trump would let presidents get away with almost anything Senate Republicans endorse it
  9. Michael Hudson on the History of Debt Cancellation, Austerity in Europe, January 2020
  10. Supreme Court’s ‘public charge’ decision sows confusion among immigrants using public benefits
  11. Prosperity Without Growth: Economics for a Finite Planet by Tim Jackson
  12. ‘Everything Is Not Fine’: Nobel Economist Calls on Humanity to End Obsession With GDP

January 19 to 25, 2020

  1. Review Of 22 Studies All Agree Medicare For All Less Expensive Than Insurance-System
  2. Biden Makes His Most Deceitful, Trumpian Accusation About Sanders’ Campaign Yet
  3. Joe Biden Has the Same Ignorant Stance on Video games as Trump Does
  4. Ocasio-Cortez’s Reality Check About the Democratic Party: They’re “Not a Left Party”
  5. Zephyr Teachout: Why Bernie Sanders Should NOT Give Joe Biden a Pass for His Corruption
  6. The 1619 Project and the falsification of history: An analysis of the New York Times’ reply to five historians
  7. Replant the American Dream. “Your USA today is the world’s most hated nation”. Why?
  8. The Refined Sociopathy of ‘The Economist
  9. Media resurrects debunked “Bernie Bro” myth as desperation to beat Bernie grows
  10. French “yellow vests” protest for Assange
  11. How new creative actions are fueling Chile’s uprising
  12. The Housing Crisis is intentional and Black communities are fighting back
  13. Donald Trump vs The Presidency

January 12 to 18, 2020

  1. Poverty Is the New Draft: Truthdig or Real News Network
  2. Mothers 4 Housing and the Legacy of Black Anti-Growth Politics
  3. Propaganda Machine: The Military Roots of Cambridge Analytica’s Psychological Manipulation of Voters
  4. Harry & Meghan and Marx
  5. 25 ideas that will shape the 2020s
  6. Financial Times: Forecasting the world in 2020
  7. “The Great Hack”: Big Data Firms Helped Sway the 2016 Election. Could It Happen Again in 2020?
  8. There should be clear warnings’: hair dye cancer risk stokes fear in black women
  9. Rent Control Brings Big Crowd to Massachusetts State House
  10. Report Sees de Blasio’s ‘Mandatory Inclusionary Housing’ Falling Short
  11. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says Dow’s record high is meaningless for many Americans
  12. Stiglitz: The Truth About the Trump Economy
  13. Heastie drills down on homelessness, affordable housing
  14. George Zimmerman Says He Lives In Fear Because Of Rappers
  15. Emotional Currency: How money shapes human relationships
  16. Martin Luther King, Jr: Three Evils of Society speech
  17. Not endorsements but giving attention to presidential candidates and media coverage of them
  18. Israeli troops killed British photographer in Gaza (old incident, new story)
  19. 14 states sue to block Trump administration’s food stamp cuts
  20. The National Archives Says ‘We Made A Mistake’ After Erasing Criticism Of Trump From Photo

January 5 to 11, 2020

  1. NYC Public Advocate Holds Rally To Dispel Myths About New Bail Reform Law
  2. Fresh Calls to #RaiseTheWage After Study Shows $1 Increase Could Prevent Thousands of Suicides
  3. U.S. Anti-War Protesters Demonstrate
  4. U.S. Anti-War movement is fired up
  5. A Report Card On The American Project
  6. Iran:
  7. Trump is a criminal but Dem
  8. World Bank warns of coming global debt crisis (but probably not imminent)
  9. France strikes: nurses, teachers and lawyers join pension protests
  10. How the oil industry has spent billions to control the climate change conversation

Dec. 29 2019 to Jan. 4, 2020

  1. Happy New Year! Hoping it is better than 2019
  2. Smile-to-pay: Chinese shoppers turn to facial payment technology
  3. Starship Technologies Raises $40 Million To Expand Its Food-Delivery Robots On College Campuses
  4. U.S. War on Black and Brown
  5. A New Age of Pogroms’
  6. A national movement for community control of police
  7. New Bail and Discovery Laws in New York
  8. Beyond GDP
  9. “Don’t Shoot the Messengers”: Amazon Accused of Threatening to Fire Climate Activists
  10. ‘Just the Beginning’: Illinois Gov. Pardons Over 11,000 on Eve of Recreational Cannabis Legalization

Earlier Posts

July – Dec. 2019
Jan. – June 2019

July – Dec. 2018
Jan. – June 2018
July – Dec. 2017
Jan. – June 2017
July – Dec. 2016
Jan. – June 2016