New or Noteworthy Jan. – June 2020

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Movement for Black Lives

ACLU: Know your rights while demanding justice

Mutual Aid

Moral Policy Agenda to Heal America:
The Poor People’s Jubilee Platform

NYC Resources:

Directory of community bail funds


July 26 to August 1

  1. More federal officers deploying to Portland as protests gain momentum
  2. How police unions fight reform
  3. A tidal wave of evictions
  4. Evil is never necessary
  5. John Lewis: Together, you can redeem the soul of our nation
  6. The pandemic is an opportunity to overhaul the economy
  7. Speech and slavery in the West Indies

July 19 to July 25

  1. Public banking efforts: Local Efforts & Legislation by State
  2. Political Correctness Is Destroying America! (Just Not How You Think.)
  3. Poor People’s Campaign:
  4. An old speech but at least as relevant today as when it was given in 2014; Enormous power of CitigroupLet’s pass something, anything, that will help break up these giant banks” (aka: why Warren will not be Biden’s VP choice). Also worth noting that the cronyism she decries was in the Obama administration.
  5. Matt Stoller: Alexander Hamilton Wasn’t a “Cool” Guy, He Was More of a “REALLY, REALLY BAD” Guy
  6. Krystal Ball: Free Speech Warriors SILENT On Anti-BDS Laws
  7. Portland’s wall of moms joined by dads with leaf blowers
  8. A Constitutional Crisis in Portland
  9. The legal war against Trump’s anti-Immigrant census power grab ramps up
  10. NYC is now the worst place to do business, retailers say
  11. Old Karen Blocks Postmates Delivery Guy From Doing His Job, Westwood Los Angeles
  12. Community fridges across the city are fighting food insecurity, reducing waste, and uniting neighbors.
  13. U.S. ranked among worst countries to raise a family, study says
  14. Groups challenge state vote-by-mail requirements that put voters at risk during COVID-19 pandemic
  15. Civil rights leader C.T.Vivian dies
  16. Civil rights leader, Congressman John Lewis dies
  17. Commentator Michael Brooks dies at age 36
  18. Imperial Wars Always Come Home
  19. Confessions of a former bastard cop
  20. Poultry and Prisons: Toward a General Strike for Abolition
  21. U.S. Capitalism Is in Total Meltdown

July 12 to July 18

  1. Reposting to Sunday discussion:
    Black Socialists of America’s Dual-Power self-determination map
  2. Dismantle Racial Capitalism
  3. America’s Enduring Caste System
  4. Jefferson Beauregard Sessions’ career comes to an end
  5. Public banking in New York?
  6. Make the Fed Publicly Owned and the Foundation of a Public Banking System
  7. Federal agents invade Portland, Oregon
  8. ACTION: Tell Gov. Cuomo that prisoners’ families should be able to visit on reasonable terms.
  9. Having Trouble Making Rent? NY State Assistance Fund Now Open for Applications
  10. Strikes:
  11. Your White neighbors “Black Lives Matter” yard sign is not enough
  12. Are you racist? ‘No’ isn’t a good enough answer – Marlon James
  13. When SNAP Gets Squeezed
  14. Congress is running out of time to extend expanded unemployment insurance
  15. The ‘Black Lives Matter’ Street Art That Contain Multitudes
  16. March on Staten Island, 6th anniversary of Eric Garner’s killing
  17. Nicaragua: The Revolution Won’t Be Stopped: Nicaragua Advances Despite US Unconventional Warfare

July 5 to July 11

  1. Global Capitalism: As US Capitalism Shakes, US Socialism Renews
  2. How the pandemic exposed faultlines in capitalism and failures of the gig economy
  3. Occupy City Hall:
  4. Black Socialists of America’s Dual-Power self-determination map
  5. Tucker Carlson’s top writer resigns after secretly posting racist and sexist remarks in online forum
  6. ICE Offering ‘Citizens Academy’ Course with Training on Arresting Immigrants
  7. Police surveilled George Floyd protests with help from Twitter-affiliated Dataminr
  8. ‘Cancel Culture’ debate

June 28 to July 4

  1. Fredrick Douglass speech: The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro
  2. To discuss this Sunday: Political Realignment?
  3. Reparations, H.R. 40 and the Path Forward
  4. Garland Nixon: News Views: Trump executive order protecting monuments
  5. Hundreds of Occupy City Hall protesters demand NYPD cut budget by $1bn
  6. NYC Budget cuts of about $4 billion from other programs got little press coverage
  7. Essential Worker Spends Week In Jail After NYPD Mass Arrests Bronx Protesters
  8. New York Protester Jailed for a Week Highlights Parole Abuses
  9. John Oliver on topics not getting much MSM attention:
  10. St. Louis Mayor Says Sorry for Doxxing Protesters
  11. Richard Wolff: Could U.S. Capitalism Turn Nationalist?
  12. Israel’s Annexation Plan, a New Era in Palestinian Resistance
  13. Why are we still in Afghanistan?

June 21 to June 27

  1. Poor People’s Campaign Ignites ‘Transformative Action’ to Address Interwoven Injustices
  2. What Nobel Laureate Elinor Ostrom’s early work tells us about defunding the police
  3. Political Weakness on the Right? On the Left?
  4. Documentary:  American Revolution 2 (1969)
  5. #BLM goes global
  6. Why banking needs a co-operative revolution
  7. Al Jazeera Documentary:
    The Lobby – USA,
  8. Local heiress whose success is built on two generations of nepotism wants to make everyone else demonstrate their skills before we admit them to a pandemic-ravaged failed state
  9. DOE to probe Staten Island assistant principal for racially charged Facebook post
  10. Federal judge: San Quentin COVID-19 outbreak result of ‘significant failure’ That assessment is way too kind
  11. Louisiana environmental activists charged with ‘terrorizing’ for non-violent stunt targeting plastics giant

June 14 to June 20

  1. Tim Wise: Non-Violence? How Convenient
  2. Judge Okays Keeping Protesters in Jail INDEFINITELY, Suspending Habeas Corpus Rights
  3. Wrongful Conviction Podcast: Power to the People: discussion with Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors; prison industry expert Bianca Tylek; Drug Policy Alliance executive director Kassandra Frederique; and civil rights lawyer and author Alec Karakatsanis.
  4. NYPD Defends Its Massive Budget As Social Services And Youth Programs Are Cut
  5. A Major Obstacle to Police Reform: The Whiteness of Their Union Bosses
  6. The Power of Black Lives Matter
  7. A major political realignment under way?
  8. Punishment by Pandemic
  9. To restore faith in Government, U.S. Attorneys must shine a light of transparency on the NYPD
  10. This video of a tearful Georgia police officer accusing McDonald’s of withholding her Egg McMuffin order on purpose has gone viral
  11. While Saving DACA, John Roberts Made It Harder to Challenge Racist Policies and, he didn’t even save DACA, just gave it a short reprieve
  12. Perhaps the banking system won’t collapse after all (for now, at least): “Is There Really A “Looming Bank Collapse?” Nathan Tankus replies to Frank Partnoy’s Atlantic Article
  13. Workers’ rights seen crumbling as coronavirus threatens further setbacks
  14. Frances Fox Piven on Why Protesters Must “Defend Their Ability to Exercise Disruptive Power”

June 7 to June 13

  1. We often accuse the right of distorting science. But the left changed the coronavirus narrative overnight
  2. More commentary on race in America
  3. Defund the police:
  4. Indy Kids: Mutual Aid: Community Spirit Is Contagious
  5. The Police Have Been Spying on Black Reporters and Activists for Years. I Know Because I’m One of Them
  6. Chile: Police-Involved In Force Misuse Scandal
  7. Georgia’s Elections Were A  Voter Suppression Horror Show Coincidentally, all of the problems were in majority black precincts
  8. So long, New York: pandemic and protests spark new exodus to suburbs
  9. Global use of tear gas fuels police abuses
  10. The History of Indianapolis’s Now-Removed Confederate Monument
  11. From Occupation To ‘Occupy’: The Israelification Of US Domestic Security
  12. Welcome to the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, where Seattle protesters gather without police

May 31 to June 6, 2020

  1. Stay safe while protesting:
  2. 7 Years On, US Media Still Has No Answer for #BLM Other Than Vague Handwringing
  3. Reactions to the protests:
  4. Militarizing the Minds of Police Officers
  5. Police misbehavior
  6. Defund the Police
    • NYC Budget Justice: for every dollar spent on police and corrections, 12₡ is spent on youth and community development
  7. Questioning the Seat of Power and Money in the United States
  8. Corporations Will Not Save Us: The Sham of Corporate Social Responsibility
  9. Chris Cooper interview
  10. Trump Uses the Military to Prove His Manhood
  11. Expert: US sanctions on Iran, Venezuela during pandemic could be genocidal
  12. More Than 400 Current And Former Members Of The De Blasio Administration Say The Mayor Is Failing At His Job
  13. FBI: No Antifa Link To Protests
  14. White Supremacism and the Earth System
  15. Roger Goodell Admits NFL Was Wrong About Player Protests
  16. Postal service needs saving:
  17. To Reach a Single A.T.M., a Line of Unemployed Stretches a Block
  18. 99 Senators agree on a shambolic action that will lengthen sentences, Senator Rand Paul holds up passing bill that would ban lynching
  19. People of color, poor, people who can’t work from home, much more prone to get COVID-19

May 24 to May 30, 2020

  1. ‘Cancel The Rent’ Movement Gains Traction With Local Tenants and Activists
  2. The big failure of small government
  3. Plan A for the coronavirus
  4. Anti-Lockdown Protesters Now Calling for Dems to Die
  5. New Details: Hilarious Failed Invasion of Venezuela
  6. On African Liberation Day, the Black Alliance for Peace Demands U.S. Shut Down AFRICOM
  7. Sanitation Workers Striking For PPE And Pay Replaced By Prison Labor
  8. Why the Neoliberals Won’t Let This Crisis Go to Waste
  9. Pandemic has ended myth of Central Bank independence
  10. Google sued by Arizona AG for alleged deceptive tracking practices
  11. ‘This invokes a history of terror’: Central Park incident between white woman and black man is part of a fraught legacy
  12. New video of arrest, killing of George Floyd
  13. Police using aerial surveillance of U.S. cities:
  14. From George Floyd to Chris Cooper: Ibram X. Kendi on “Racist Terror” Facing Black People in America
  15. Seven People Shot at Louisville Protest of the Shooting of Breonna Taylor (national story–link is to Louisville Courier-Journal coverage)
  16. Biden “you ain’t Black” comments
  17. How the coronavirus spreads (and doesn’t)
  18. Ibram X. Kendi on How Better Data Reveals the True Toll of the Pandemic
  19. Racist origins of Trump tweets “When the looting starts, the shooting starts”,
  20. “MAGA loves the Black people”: Trump announces “MAGA night at the White House” amid national protest
  21. Trump battle with Twitter
  22. It’s Not that I’m Negative, America Really is Screwed
  23. 230 labor strikes around U.S.

May 17 to May 23, 2020

  1. As Corporations Adapt to a COVID-19 Economy, the Working-Class Prepares for a Paradigm Shift
  2. Lee Camp: How The Virus Beat The U.S. (with Vijay Prashad)
  3. Where New Yorkers Moved to Escape Coronavirus
  4. What To Say When A Loved One Shares Pandemic Disinfo
  5. Cuba goes a week without a single coronavirus death
  6. Joe Biden Supports Unelected Juan Guaidó in Venezuela, Says U.S. Should Keep Sanctions Against Cuba
  7. Cops Just Won’t Stop Handcuffing Black Children: 11-Year Old Girl Detained Despite Proof She’d Been Misidentified
  8. Lee Camp: The Industrial Meat Industry Could Collapse Soon
  9. Goldman Sachs Forecloses on 10,000 Homes for ‘Consumer Relief’
  10. Trump Hails “Good Bloodlines” of Henry Ford, Whose Anti-Semitism Inspired Hitler
  11. ICE treatment of asylum seekers: Detained and exposed
  12. No masks allowed: stores turn customers away in US culture war
  13. How the pandemic has (or may) change the world

May 10 to May 16, 2020

  1. ‘Total’ Lockdown For Chile Capital After Virus Spike
  2. Mississippi Cancels Reopening as Cases Explode
  3. The Anti-Lockdown Protesters Have a Twisted Conception of Liberty: Their notion of freedom derives a lot of its power from the enforcement of racial hierarchy
  4. And meat packers, pawns in a deadly political game
  5. Former Farmworker on American Hypocrisy: essential workers should be granted permanent residence status.
  6. The Great Intermission: Hollywood and the Coronavirus
  7. Mike Davis on Coronavirus: “In a Plague Year”
  8. Food Sovereignty Policy Prevents Hunger in Nicaragua
  9. One lesson from the pandemic: Child care is work. And it should be compensated
  10. Digital currencies
  11. Call for a general strike, first of every month: List of demands

May 3 to May 9, 2020

  1. Poor People’s Campaign: Poverty amid pandemic: Everyone’s got a right to live
  2. FBI / Hoover Memo on Black Panthers’ Breakfast for Children Program “[Breakfast for Children Program] represents the best and most influential activity going for the BPP and, as such, is potentially the greatest threat to efforts by authorities.”
  3. There’s nothing like a market crash & global pandemic to expose the weak points of legacy financial systems. 2008 and 2020
  4. Chris Hedges:
  5. Donald Trump has destroyed the country he promised to make great again
  6. Crushing the States, Saving the Banks: The Fed’s Generous New Rules
  7. Two Pandemics, Separate and Unequal
  8. Covid-19 has blown apart the myth of Silicon Valley innovation
  9. India’s Covid-19 app fuels worries over authoritarianism and surveillance “The coronavirus is a gift to authoritarian states” Arundhati Roy
  10. Occupy the future?
  11. Justice for Ahmaud Arbrey
  12. Police shootings continue during shutdown
  13. Pentagon Releases a Rosy Report on Civilian Casualties
  14. Some Democrats say charges against Biden merit independent investigation
  15. Republican fraudsters caught on audio targeting Dr. Fauci with fake sexual assault claims
  16. Mathbabe: A Secret Algorithm Is Deciding Who Will Die in America Decisions on reopening should involve public data and debate
  17. Sweden never shut down, now its death rate AND its economy are worse than its neighbors

April 26 to May 2, 2020

  1. Archives of articles on Public Health in America
  2. Mutual Aid and Prison Abolitionism on Democracy Now
  3. Stop Blaming Black People for Dying of the Coronavirus
  4. The Struggle Against Neoliberalism Intensifies: Saving Our Postal Service And Workers
  5. Amazon sucks:
  6. The whiteness of anti-lockdown protests
  7. Billionaires Are the Pandemic’s Villains, Not Its Heroes
  8. Workers Organize May Day Actions For Labor Rights
  9. How GDP Fetishism Drives Climate Crisis and Inequality
  10. How America’s Health Workers Lack Adequate Healthcare

April 19 to April 25, 2020

  1. Mutual Aid for those most in need
  2. 49 minutes of detailed predictions from David Autor, from MIT’s Work of the Future Task Force, on the post COVID economy
  3. The Swedish alternative
  4. Amazon workers’ online walkout
  5. What’s an essential service during the pandemic: The Post Office
    1. Campaign for Postal Banking
  6. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor on the plague
  7. Vote or not vote – Scahill weighs the glum options
  8. May Day strikes

April 12 to April 18, 2020

  1. The Reverend Dr. William Barber on Community in the Coronavirus Crisis
  2. The New Populist Right Imagines a Post-Pandemic America
  3. The Butterfly Effect – Six predictions for a new world order
  4. Coronavirus Is Our Future | Alanna Shaikh
  5. This Isn’t the Flattened Curve We Were Promised
  6. Public Post Office is an essential service
  7. Mutual Aid:
  8. DemocracyWatch: global pandemic power grabs
  9. Chamath Palihapitiya – Airlines, other companies deserved To get wiped out — it’s capitalism.
  10. Private debt collectors can seize stimulus checks. Some states are trying to stop them
  11. Opinions on whether to vote for Biden:
  12. Is There Any Better Time Than Now For a General Strike?

April 5 to April 11, 2020

  1. Poor People’s Campaign responses to COVID-19 crisis
  2. Plagues expose the foundations of injustice
  3. The idea that this virus is an equal-opportunity killer must itself be killed.
  4. Angela Davis and Naomi Klein: On this COVID crisis & the possibilities to civilize our world if we move on globally NOTE: skip 6 minutes into it when discussion starts. The first 3 minutes are muted and the next three are intro.
  5. Defending workers is now life-and-death: What essential employees need in the coronavirus crisis
  6. Coronavirus U.S.: Amazon, Instacart And Whole Food Workers Strike
  7. Essential Workers and the Reverse Robin Hood Coronavirus Bailout
  8. Bernie Sanders Calls for ‘Boldest Legislation in History’ to Halt Spiraling Covid-19 Catastrophe
  9. Communities of Color at Higher Risk for Health and Economic Challenges due to COVID-19
  10. VOCAL NY calls for 30K hotel beds for homeless with 100K vacant hotel rooms
  11. McDonald’s Workers Strike Across Country & Block Drive Thru’s
  12. Grocery workers are beginning to die of coronavirus
  13. Structural Racism Is Exacerbating the Coronavirus Pandemic for Black People—Especially Black Women
  14. Authoritarian Populists Have Six Classic Moves. Trump’s Response to COVID-19 Uses Five of Them
  15. The Supreme Court Has Chosen Reckless Partisanship
  16. Arundhati Roy: ‘The pandemic is a portal’
  17. Former head of CFPB writes to successor warns of financial scams related to COVID-19 and urging agency to look out for consumers, not banks and payday lenders

March 29 to April 4, 2020

  1. Cathy O’Neil: Comments on COVID-19
  2. Let’s not forget we are electing a president this year
  3. The Racial Time Bomb in the Covid-19 Crisis
  4. Solidarity Not Charity: Mutual Aid & How to Organize in the Age of Coronavirus
  5. Who Will Win the Fight for a Post-Coronavirus America?
  6. Coronavirus is a historic trigger event — and it needs a movement to respond
  7. In epidemics, the wealthy have always fled. The poor, having no choice, remained.
  8. ‘A Matter Of Common Decency’: What Literature Can Teach Us About Epidemics
  9. Google Gives Cover to Trump’s Lies
  10. We Need People’s Bailout, Not Polluters’ Bailout’: Climate Groups Move to Preempt Big Oil Giveaway Amid Pandemic
  11. ‘This Is Despicable’: Not Even COVID-19 Pandemic Can Halt Trump’s Right-Wing Takeover of Federal Courts
  12. Radical Solidarity Through Covid-19
  13. Dear Jeff Bezos, instead of firing me, protect your workers from coronavirus: Chris Smalls (organizer and former Amazon worker)

March 15 to 28, 2020

  1. Black Garbage Workers Go on Wildcat Strike in Pittsburgh as General Strike Wave Spreads
  2. Anne Boyer: this virus, masks
  3. Our Political System Is Hostile to Real Reform
  4. Dissent:
  5. Mike Davis on Coronavirus Politics
  6. Organizer Mariame Kaba: We Need a People’s Bailout to Confront Coronavirus
  7. Coronavirus Economics with Grace Blakeley
  8. Debt Collection Industry Deems Itself Essential to “Financial Health” of Consumers, Fights Covid-19 Shutdown
  9. How the Pandemic Will End
  10. Coronavirus in South America: How it became a class issue
  11. Brazil’s Bolsonaro threatens dictatorship over COVID-19 crisis
  12. Over 900 Florida Healthcare Workers Sign Petition Asking Governor to Order People to Shelter in Place Amid COVID-19
  13. Anne Boyer: this virus, masks
  14. Instacart workers plan to strike Monday to demand safety gear and hazard pay during COVID-19
  15. The Workers Who Face the Greatest Coronavirus Risk
  16. The Digital Divide: Researching the Challenges of Online Learning for Many Students
  17. When a Pandemic Strikes Americans Who Are Already Suffering
  18. AOC angrily slams ‘crumbs for our families’ in a fiery speech about coronavirus stimulus on House floor
  19. The Coronavirus Stimulus Bill Is a $2 Trillion Slush Fund for Washington Cronies
  20. Four Ways You Can Take Caring Action Around Coronavirus – Even if You’re Overwhelmed

March 8 to 14, 2020

  1. Data and Race:
  2. Coronavirus:
  3. Politics and Coronavirus:
  4. Politics
  5. Severe blood shortage due to blood drives cancelled for COVID-19
  6. Not really about coronavirus, just exploiting a pandemic to advance agenda:
  7. The EARN IT bill is the government’s plan to scan every message on-line
  8. Public health experts: Single-payer systems coping with coronavirus more effectively than for-profit model
  9. NASA fixes Mars lander by having it hit itself with a shovel

February 23 to March 7, 2020

  1. Chile: Despite Harsh Repression Of Thousands In Dignity Square Protesters Prevail
  2. End of the Corporation? It’s time to make profit-making, shareholder controlled, corporations a thing of the past
  3. Reposting because it should not be missed: Suresh Naidu on Capitalism, Labor Power, and Inequality 90 minute Sean Carroll Mindscape podcast
  4. How Many Times Do the Drug Companies Have to be Paid for Their Research?
  5. Meet the Trump Fan Accused of Registering Democrats as Republicans
  6. The Political Elite vs Bernie
  7. Lee Camp: The Exxxit Polls Are Way Off! 
  8. MASSACHUSETTS 2020 DEMOCRATIC PARTY PRIMARY Exit Poll Versus Reported Vote Count
  9. No ballot box is safe: Volunteers hacked into all 100 voting machine types they went after
  10. Elite Media Dismiss Voter Suppression on Grounds That It’s ‘Complicated’
  11. Krystal Ball: New York Times clownishly misunderstands the left
  12. Coronavirus was produced in a US/Israeli laboratory: Former CIA intel officer
  13. ‘Where was your patient zero?’ Chinese official speculates AMERICANS may have infected Wuhan at army games & calls to ‘come clean’
  14. US Summons Chinese Envoy Over Claims That American Military Brought Coronavirus to Wuhan – Report
  15. Donald Trump to declare a national state of emergency – as Brazilian leader he shook hands with claims test shows he does NOT have coronavirus after his own son said he did
  16. Warmonger Tom Cotton Openly Threatens China, Claims Beijing ‘Inflicted’ Coronavirus on the World
  17. Trump linked to company making covid-19 tests
  18. U.S. coronavirus testing threatened by lab materials shortage
  19. Sick People Across the U.S. Say They Are Being Denied the Coronavirus Test
  20. Coronavirus will bankrupt more people than it kills — and that’s the real global emergency
  21. Coronavirus inevitable in prison-like US immigration centers, doctors say
  22. Michigan workers got screwed out of sick time by Snyder, GOP. Now coronavirus is here.
  23. “Tear Gas Can’t Stop Us”: Police Fire Projectiles At Ohio Students After School Moves To Close Due To Coronavirus
  24. Government Fails at COVID-19 Test Distribution But Has $1.5 TRILLION for Wall St.
  25. Biden vows to bring back Obamacare’s individual mandate penalty for not having insurance
  26. Joe Biden Threatens to Slap Detroit Autoworker in the Face
  27. Obama administration was corrupt, more and more evidence reveals daily
  28. Woman who grew up in Oregon faces deportation
  29. EPA scientists found a toxic chemical damages fetal hearts. The Trump White House rewrote their assessment.
  30. 8 Heartbreaking Cases Where Land Was Stolen From Black Americans Through Racism, Violence and Murder
  31. Israel drags Palestinian boy away from his mother
  32. Trump Bans Unions at Defense Department
  33. US now openly admits its goal in Syria is to make it ‘difficult’ for Moscow and Damascus to defeat terrorists
  34. Public Benches In Iowa City Replaced So That Homeless People Can Lie Down Across Them
  35. Judge orders Chelsea Manning released from jail

February 23 to March 7, 2020

  1. Energy Corporation releases despicable sexual image with Greta Thunberg’s face
  2. Coronavirus Cancellations: Every Film, TV Show, and Event Affected by the Outbreak
  3. Psychiatrist: Trump Needs Urgent MRI, Obvious Dementia Symptoms
  4. Robert Reich: Mitch McConnell’s Do Nothing Republicans
  5. ICE’s NY Office used rigged algorithm to keep virtually all arrestees in detention. ACLU thinks its unconstitutional
  6. Karl Taylor Died in a New York Prison. Now the State Has Agreed to Pay Millions.
  7. Video Shows NYPD Officers Violently Arresting Young Black Man For Allegedly Smoking Marijuana In Park
  8. Campaign news: Not endorsements

We are thinking of organizing an event on something in the connections between race, technology and data. These posts are food for thought.

February 16 to 22, 2020

  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

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