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 411 or, when not available, we post a notice on Room 411 indicating where we are.

Current Topics: posting is not endorsement of posts

  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

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