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The world before this coronavirus and after cannot be the same 31.3.2020 The Moderate Voice

Gettyimages Ian Goldin, University of Oxford and Robert Muggah, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) With COVID-19 infections now evident in 176 countries, the pandemic is the most significant threat to humanity since the second world war. Then, as now, confidence in international cooperation and institutions plumbed new lows. While the onset of […]

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How Germany is managing its coronavirus epidemic, and reacting with disdain to Trump’s policies 31.3.2020 Raw Story
A recent work visit to Germany, where I grew up, stretched from one week to three. Those weeks coincided with the spread of the coronavirus in Germany as well as across Europe. What I saw while there is that Germany’s population is in a state of shock and still can’t quite grasp how this sudden […]
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Demand explodes for New York food banks 30.3.2020 Raw Story
New York food banks have become inundated with newcomers deprived of income since the near-total halt of business in the United States’ economic capital. Sacks of oranges, sweet potatoes and onions are spread over three tables at an open-air market in Washington Heights, a neighborhood in the north of Manhattan. Sterilized milk and cans of […]
Bernie Sanders Slams GOP For Pearl Clutching Over Extra Unemployment Money 26.3.2020 Crooks Liars
In a fiery speech on the Senate floor Wednesday ahead of the chamber's passage of a massive coronavirus stimulus bill, Sen. Bernie Sanders ripped his Republican colleagues for doing everything in their power to ensure that poor and vulnerable people receive less financial assistance than they desperately need in this moment of nationwide crisis. "Now I find that some of my Republican colleagues are very distressed. They're very upset that somebody who's making 10, 12 bucks an hour might end up with a paycheck for four months, more than they received last week," Sanders said, referring to the group of Republican senators who threatened to delay passage of the stimulus bill over its temporary expansion of unemployment benefits, which they described as overly generous. In response, as Common Dreams reported , Sanders vowed to hold up the stimulus legislation with a demand for stronger conditions on the bill's "corporate welfare fund" if the Republican senators refused to drop their objections to the ...
World leaders to hold crisis talks as virus toll tops 21,000 26.3.2020 Raw Story
World leaders are to hold online crisis talks Thursday on the coronavirus pandemic that has forced three billion people into lockdown and claimed more than 21,000 lives. With the disease tearing around the globe at a terrifying pace, warnings are multiplying over its economic consequences, and experts are saying it could cause more damage than […]
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'Shut Up!' Dem Senator Slams GOP Colleagues For Holding Up Stimulus Bill 26.3.2020 Crooks Liars
Senator Mazie Hirono is out of patience with her selfish Republican colleagues, especially Senators Tim Scott, Lindsey Graham and Rick Scott Ben Sasse. They are holding up the passage of a massive stimulus bill with massive corporate subsidies because some poor schmuck in Alabama might get more in his unemployment check than he does in his paycheck. Let that sink in for a minute. The bill provides that the usual unemployment benefit will be bumped up by $600 per check to replace income lost while the nation locks down to slow the spread of COVID-19. Because states like Alabama and Florida have such stingy unemployment benefits, a worker might receive more in his/her unemployment check than they would in their paycheck. Hence, the Senators' objections. Senator Mazie Hirono objects to their objections. Strongly. Here's what she told Ali Velshi in response to his question about their ...
‘GOP death panels’: Trump sparks outrage with call to undo COVID-19 shutdowns to save the economy 24.3.2020 Raw Story
As President Donald Trump and other Republicans push to send Americans back to work during the COVID-19 outbreak over the objections of medical experts, many worried about the public health impact. Risking millions of lives to boost the economy, as Trump and Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick have suggested, reminded many social users of the […]
Workers left out of government and business response to the coronavirus 23.3.2020 Raw Story
As the coronavirus crisis unfolds, workers and families around the country are finding out how weak the U.S. social safety net is. Nearly three-quarters of Americans live paycheck to paycheck. About 30% of the workforce lacks employer-paid health insurance. One-third of workers lack paid sick leave. Most of those working in the self-employed economy as […]
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Column: Coronavirus will hurt us all. But it will be worst for those who have the least 21.3.2020 LA Times: Health

The rift between the experience of those able to work from home and those in the service sector, now out of work, shows how the coronavirus outbreak will only exacerbate income inequality in America.

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‘Inadequate’ White House stimulus plan helps wealthy corporations far more than workers: Rep. Ro Khanna 19.3.2020 Raw Story
Amid concerns over the spread of coronavirus at polling places, many Americans stayed home. Nearly one in five households have already experienced a layoff or a reduction in work due to the pandemic. Trump wants to inject more than $1 trillion into the economy and send a $1,000 check to everyone. This comes as the […]
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There are some enormous holes in the coronavirus relief bill 18.3.2020 Raw Story
The public health and economic crises we’re experiencing are closely related. They reveal in stark terms the dangerous mythology of trickle-down self-sufficiency and the need for policies that respond to the real needs of people who are or will soon be affected. But Trump doesn’t seem to understand that. Before agreeing to an actual coronavirus […]
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How Trump is grifting the pandemic to give the rich another big tax cut 12.3.2020 Raw Story
Using the coronavirus as his excuse, Donald Trump is working to give the highest-paid American workers a valuable tax break, while tossing crumbs to the middle class and the working poor. On the night when Congress was told that between 70 million and 150 million of the 330 million of us are likely to become […]
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Op-Ed: What's behind the rise of Bernie Sanders? Voter concern over economic inequality 27.2.2020 LA Times: Commentary

Tapping into deep-seated economic anxiety has helped Bernie Sanders become the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination.

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The Debate Questions You Didn’t Expect (and That One You Totally Did) 26.2.2020 NewsBusters
CBS’s Democratic debate on Tuesday was a confusing, tumultuous mess with the candidates repeatedly screaming over each other and co-moderators Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell seemingly unable to keep the event from devolving into chaos. Yet, the moderators deserve some credit for occasionally and surprisingly asking a few tough questions. Here’s the questions you might not have expected (and the one you definitely ...
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Striking South Carolina Workers Ask Candidates to Focus on Poverty at Tonight’s Debate 25.2.2020 Mother Jones
If last week’s Democratic caucuses in Nevada put workers’ power front and center, with the legendary Culinary Union securing praise from all the candidates and turning out members to casino-based sites up and down the Las Vegas Strip, striking South Carolinians are determined to show the country the opposite: the struggles of toiling in poverty […]
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People who say they’re ‘fiscally conservative but socially liberal’ just don’t understand these 7 things 19.2.2020 Raw Story
“Well, I’m conservative, but I’m not one of those racist, homophobic, dripping-with-hate Tea Party bigots! I’m pro-choice! I’m pro-same-sex-marriage! I’m not a racist! I just want lower taxes, and smaller government, and less government regulation of business. I’m fiscally conservative, and socially liberal.” How many liberals and progressives have heard this? It’s ridiculously common. Hell, […]
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AI Algorithms Intended To Root Out Welfare Fraud Often Punish The Poor Instead 16.2.2020 Crooks Liars
Automated algorithms – not humans – are increasingly making decisions about who’s eligible for welfare benefits. gorodenkoff/Getty Images Michele Gilman , University of Baltimore President Donald Trump recently suggested there is “tremendous fraud” in government welfare programs. Although there’s very little evidence to back up his claim, he’s hardly the first politician – conservative or liberal – to vow to crack down on fraud and waste in America’s social safety ...
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AI Algorithms Intended to Catch Welfare Fraud Are Punishing the Poor Instead 15.2.2020
These tools are often built on the assumption that fraud among the poor is endemic. In fact, it is ...
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AI algorithms intended to root out welfare fraud often end up punishing the poor instead 14.2.2020 Raw Story
President Donald Trump recently suggested there is “tremendous fraud” in government welfare programs. Although there’s very little evidence to back up his claim, he’s hardly the first politician – conservative or liberal – to vow to crack down on fraud and waste in America’s social safety net. States – which are charged with distributing and […]
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‘We’re just getting started,’ says union leader, as worker strike activity hits 35-year high under Trump 12.2.2020 Raw Story
“Trump’s economy is not a workers’ economy, and workers know solidarity is the best way to fight back.” In yet another rebuke to President Donald Trump’s claims that the U.S. economy is “roaring” and his “relentlessly pro-worker” agenda is serving the American public, a report published Tuesday by a progressive think tank revealed that the […]
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