2019-12-14: News Headlines

WSWS (2019-12-14). Homeland Security memo exposes appalling medical mistreatment of immigrants in US custody. wsws.org Men, women and children have been subject to delayed treatment for medical and mental health conditions, unnecessary surgeries, forcible medication, and other mistreatment resulting in unnecessary suffering and death.

IMEMC News (2019-12-14). Over 2000 Palestinians Participate in Peaceful Protest at Gaza Border. imemc.org Over 2,000 Palestinians gathered in various parts of the Gaza Strip on Friday to take part in the weekly 'March of Return' protests. The Palestinian Ministry of Health reported that five Palestinians were shot with live rounds fired by the army across the perimeter fence. One of the wounded Palestinians …

Ashley Curtin (2019-12-14). Eight states and DC commit to electrifying trucks and buses to reduce carbon footprint, pollution. nationofchange.org "Zero-emission trucks and buses are better for the environment and health, while reducing fueling and maintenance costs."

Eileen (2019-12-14). Exporting Death: New Zealand confirmed as likely source of Samoa's measles outbreak. indybay.org "Infectious diseases de-populated many isolated Pacific islands when they were first exposed to global pathogen circulation from the 18th century," Professor G. Dennis Shanks of Australian Army Malaria Institute wrote. | "God alone will not send such an epidemic," he cited the Samoan chief in 1918 as saying.

Michael Schwalbe (2019-12-14). Medicare for All or Profits for a Few. commondreams.org For decades, tobacco companies conspired to sow doubt about the harms of smoking. It was a strategy designed to protect profits by fending off regulation. And it worked; while lawmakers dithered, profits soared and millions more tobacco users died.

Michael Balsamo (2019-12-13). 10 ex-NFL players accused of defrauding healthcare program. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten former NFL players were charged in a multimillion-dollar scheme to defraud the league's health care benefit program by submitting false claims for medical equipment, including devices used on horses, the Justice Department said Thursday. The players were charged in two separate indictments filed in federal court in Kentucky, accusing them of …

Andrew Levine (2019-12-13). A Plague on Both Their Houses, Plus a Dozen Poxes on Trump's. counterpunch.org Nancy Pelosi should thank Donald Trump for helping her get over a bad case of IAS, Impeachment Aversion Syndrome. We all should. Had she not come down with that malady years ago, after the 2006 midterm election made her Speaker of the House the first time, she could now be looking forward, when the time More

news.un (2019-12-13). 'Air bridge' vaccination operation begins for Ebola-hit communities in DR Congo. news.un.org The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has seen an increase in the number of reported cases of the deadly haemorrhagic virus Ebola linked to ongoing violence by armed groups targeting remote communities, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.

Marcie Wells (2019-12-13). I Have 'Some of the Best' Health Insurance a Union Member Can Get, But I Would Trade It Today for Medicare for All. commondreams.org Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) speaks while introducing the Medicare for All Act of 2019 with Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), and Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) during a news conference on Capitol Hill, on April 9, 2019 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Andrew Levine (2019-12-13). A Plague on Both Their Houses, Plus a Dozen Poxes on Trump's. counterpunch.org Nancy Pelosi should thank Donald Trump for helping her get over a bad case of IAS, Impeachment Aversion Syndrome. We all should. Had she not come down with that malady years ago, after the 2006 midterm election made her Speaker of the House the first time, she could now be looking forward, when the time More

Joan Roelofs (2019-12-13). The Science of Lethality. counterpunch.org While the Pentagon's preeminent mission is to increase lethality of the forces, DARPA notes that its cyborg technology is also used to "augment the loss of functionality from injury or disease," such as implants controlling the use of prosthetics. Nevertheless, it sees a great need for social research to dispel resistance to cyborgs or robots (synthetic autonomous agents) on ethical grounds. More

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2019-12-13). Outrage After South Carolina Gets Trump OK to Attack Medicaid With Work Requirement Policy. commondreams.org Instead of addressing the "alarming increase in the number of uninsured children across the country," the state chose to put up "more barriers to coverage that will worsen this trend." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Joan Roelofs (2019-12-13). The Science of Lethality. counterpunch.org While the Pentagon's preeminent mission is to increase lethality of the forces, DARPA notes that its cyborg technology is also used to "augment the loss of functionality from injury or disease," such as implants controlling the use of prosthetics. Nevertheless, it sees a great need for social research to dispel resistance to cyborgs or robots (synthetic autonomous agents) on ethical grounds. More

Mark Gruenberg (2019-12-12). Nurses: Medicare For All means health won't depend on your wealth. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—When a baby in California named Evan became very ill 10 years ago, his single mother lacked the money to take him to the doctor and foot the bill for the needed co-pay. So she called her mother, Evan's grandmother, a registered nurse, for advice. The grandmother listened to the symptoms and told her daughter …

Nick Goodell (2019-12-12). Teaching assistants in Decatur, Il. struggle for better healthcare. liberationnews.org "DFTA all the way!"

teleSUR (2019-12-12). Russia Shows Concern for Julian Assange's Health. telesurenglish.net The health situation of Julian Assange, who is being held in London, worsens while he is awaiting extradition to the United States, warned Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zajárova. | RELATED: | Sweden Drops Decade-Long Case Against Julian Assange | Assange is seriously ill because he has no medical assistance or good nutrition, in addition to alleged psychological torture, the Russian official reported. | "The situation created around him testifies to the violation by the We…

teleSUR (2019-12-12). Alberto and Cristina Star in New Oliver Stone's Documentary. telesurenglish.net The president and vice president of Argentina, Alberto and Cristina Fernandez, respectively, were interviewed by the American filmmaker Oliver Stone for the new documentary related to political persecution in Latin America, local media reported on Thursday. | RELATED: , Argentina to Declare Economic, Health, Social Emergencies | Stone, winner of three Oscars, met with both political figures to learn their stories and opinions on the subject of the audiovisual, the latest in a series of…

teleSUR (2019-12-12). Argentina's Moves To Guarantee Access to Abortion in Rape Cases. telesurenglish.net Women and girls in Argentina seeking to end pregnancies caused by rape will be guaranteed access to abortion under a protocol announced on Thursday aimed at reducing the latitude hospitals have in deciding whether or not to perform the procedure. | RELATED: , Macri Repealed Abortion Protocol: Rubinstein's Resigned | Argentine law allows abortion in case of rape or threat to the life or health of the mother. But abortion rights advocates say the law is not always applied across the largel…

news.un (2019-12-12). South Sudan famine threat: UN food security agency in 'race against time'. news.un.org The World Food Programme (WFP) is warning against potential famine in South Sudan as hunger deepens due to drought, floods and an uncertain political future.

GMWatch (2019-12-12). Glyphosate and Roundup Proven to Disrupt Gut Microbiome by Inhibiting Shikimate Pathway. globalresearch.ca Fatty liver disease and death of liver tissue were also confirmed in rats fed regulatory permitted and thus presumed safe doses of the weedkiller | The primary mechanism of how glyphosate herbicides kill plants is by inhibiting an enzyme called EPSPS, …

news.un (2019-12-11). Universal Health Coverage will 'drive progress' on 2030 Development Agenda. news.un.org Last September world leaders at the United Nations endorsed an ambitious political declaration on universal health coverage, "reaffirming that health is a human right", Secretary-General António Guterres said on Wednesday in his message for International Universal Health Coverage Day.

Staff (2019-12-11). "Shame!" Indigenous Leaders & Delegates from Global South Stage Dramatic Protest at COP25 in Madrid. democracynow.org Democracy Now! was broadcasting live from the United Nations climate summit in Madrid, Spain, when hundreds of climate advocates and people's movements at the U.N. climate action summit staged a protest inside the conference venue. As the demonstration unfolds, we speak with Tom Goldtooth, executive director of the Indigenous Environmental Network; Karin Nansen, chair of Friends of the Earth International; Nigerian climate activist Nnimmo Bassey with Health of Mother Earth Foundation; and indigenous climate activist Daiara Tukano from Brazil.

Lee Fang (2019-12-10). Privatization at the NHS? American Business Interests Seek Growing Share of U.K.'s Health System. theintercept.com The American health care industry has long had its sights on harnessing a wave of privatization and outsourcing in the U.K. system.

news.un (2019-12-10). Samoa measles outbreak claims 70 lives, majority are children under five. news.un.org Seventy people have now died from Samoa's measles outbreak, UN humanitarians confirmed on Tuesday, as the organization released emergency funding to help the authorities step up efforts to eradicate the preventable disease.

Martin Fleck (2019-12-09). On Human Rights Day, Let's Abolish Nuclear Weapons. progressive.org A nuclear war would create one of the worst humanitarian crises imaginable, one for which no nation would have an adequate emergency or health response.

Ian S. Thompson (2019-12-09). Three Ways the "Fairness for All Act" Doesn't Protect LGBTQ People from Discrimination. aclu.org On Friday, Congressman Chris Stewart (R-Utah) and | several of his Republican colleagues in the House of Representatives introduced | the so-called "Fairness for All Act." The bill is being described by its | supporters as a compromise that protects both LGBTQ people and religious | liberty. | In reality, the bill facilitates the Trump | administration's ongoing efforts to give a greenlight to those who would turn | LGBTQ people away from jobs, health care, housing, even taxpayer-funded | programs, simply because of who they are. The bill also weakens some | longstanding protections in federal and state laws…

Liberation staff (2019-12-04). Bronx speakout demands closure of fake abortion clinic. liberationnews.org Dozens stopped to listen and speak with the protesters about reproductive justice and the need for affordable public healthcare.

Sarah Jaffe (2019-12-03). What the U.K. Election Tells Us About Universal Health Care. progressive.org Across the political spectrum, the British are clear: American-style health care is a terrible idea.

Neri Felipe (2019-11-26). "No healthcare, no peace!": Philadelphia airline catering workers join nationwide actions. liberationnews.org Airport catering workers across the country protested on November 26, after American Airlines refusal to meet the workers' demands for health insurance.

Matt Bruenig (2019-11-17). Warren's Head Tax Is Not More Popular Than A Payroll Tax. peoplespolicyproject.org As we know by now, Elizabeth Warren's Medicare head tax proposal is a regressive mess ( I, II, III, IV). Warren's team knows this. The goal of the proposal i…

Matt Bruenig (2019-11-17). CAP's Topher Spiro Is Trying to Deceive Journalists By Lying. peoplespolicyproject.org It's been fun to see how the Center for American Progress (CAP) navigates this year's presidential election. For insider political reasons, they can't support Biden or Sanders. But for a long time, it was unclear who the alternative candidate they could support would be. | When Kamala Harris was rising, CAP's staff was doing overtime boosting her on Twitter and in the press, including boosting Harris's absurd health care proposal. But Harris's collapse put an end to that strategy. Recently Warren has risen as the alternative and so CAP has been working to promote her campaign, which puts CAP in the comical positi…

Matt Bruenig (2019-11-03). Warren's Medicare Head Tax Would Be About $9,500. peoplespolicyproject.org On Friday, I wrote a piece arguing that Elizabeth Warren's use of an employer head tax was not a good way to fund Medicare for All and that instead the more conventional choices of income and payroll taxes would be better. The reason they are better is because income and payroll taxes are based on how much income you receive while a head tax charges the same dollar amount for every worker regardless of their income, making it much more onerous on the lower and middle classes. | This point holds…

Matt Bruenig (2019-11-02). What Is a Middle Class Tax Hike? Am I Losing My Mind? peoplespolicyproject.org I have been swimming in the Medicare for All waters for over a decade now, going back to when I worked on the Ralph Nader presidential campaign that made Medicare for All its number one issue. And during this time, I developed a specific understanding of what we might call the M4A Financing Problem. | The Problem: | The M4A Financing Problem, in simple terms, is that even if you bring in existing federal spending on health care, existing state spending on health care, and a bunch of new rich-people taxes, you still fall short of financing the program. Thus to actually complete the financing, you have to u…

Matt Bruenig (2019-11-01). Warren's Perpetual Medicare Head Tax Is Unworkable and Bad. peoplespolicyproject.org Elizabeth Warren released her Medicare for All financing plan today. The main purpose of the proposal appears to be to find a plan that you can message as "not increasing middle class taxes," which is of course a nonsensical goal insofar, as Warren herself has said, what matters is middle class health care costs, not whether you categorize those costs as premiums, taxes, or out-of-pocket expenses. | Nonetheless, bowing to the stupid media discourse on this, Warren put forward a financing pro…

Paul Kawika Martin (2019-06-19). House Casts Historic Vote to Repeal Authorization for Endless War. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — June 19, 2019 — In response to the House of Representatives passing H.R. 2740 (Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Legislative Branch, Defense, State, Foreign Operations, and Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2020), which includes language to repeal the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) eight months after …

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Over 2000 Palestinians Participate in Peaceful Protest at Gaza Border
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2019-12-14
Over 2,000 Palestinians gathered in various parts of the Gaza Strip on Friday to take part in the weekly 'March of Return' protests. The Palestinian Ministry of Health reported that five Palestinians were shot with live rounds fired by the army across the perimeter fence. One of the wounded Palestinians …
imemc.org/article/over-2000-palestinians…

Homeland Security memo exposes appalling medical mistreatment of immigrants in US custody
wsws.org | 2019-12-14
Men, women and children have been subject to delayed treatment for medical and mental health conditions, unnecessary surgeries, forcible medication, and other mistreatment resulting in unnecessary suffering and death.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/12/14/imm2…

Eight states and DC commit to electrifying trucks and buses to reduce carbon footprint, pollution
Ashley Curtin | nationofchange.org | 2019-12-14
"Zero-emission trucks and buses are better for the environment and health, while reducing fueling and maintenance costs."
nationofchange.org/2019/12/14/eight-stat…

Exporting Death: New Zealand confirmed as likely source of Samoa's measles outbreak
Eileen | indybay.org | 2019-12-14
"Infectious diseases de-populated many isolated Pacific islands when they were first exposed to global pathogen circulation from the 18th century," Professor G. Dennis Shanks of Australian Army Malaria Institute wrote. | "God alone will not send such an epidemic," he cited the Samoan chief in 1918 as saying.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/12/13/1882888…

Medicare for All or Profits for a Few
Michael Schwalbe | commondreams.org | 2019-12-14
For decades, tobacco companies conspired to sow doubt about the harms of smoking. It was a strategy designed to protect profits by fending off regulation. And it worked; while lawmakers dithered, profits soared and millions more tobacco users died.
commondreams.org/views/2019/12/14/medica…

I Have 'Some of the Best' Health Insurance a Union Member Can Get, But I Would Trade It Today for Medicare for All
Marcie Wells | commondreams.org | 2019-12-13
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) speaks while introducing the Medicare for All Act of 2019 with Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), and Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) during a news conference on Capitol Hill, on April 9, 2019 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2019/12/13/i-have…

10 ex-NFL players accused of defrauding healthcare program
Michael Balsamo | peoplesworld.org | 2019-12-13
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten former NFL players were charged in a multimillion-dollar scheme to defraud the league's health care benefit program by submitting false claims for medical equipment, including devices used on horses, the Justice Department said Thursday. The players were charged in two separate indictments filed in federal court in Kentucky, accusing them of …
peoplesworld.org/article/10-ex-nfl-playe…

'Air bridge' vaccination operation begins for Ebola-hit communities in DR Congo
news.un.org | 2019-12-13
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has seen an increase in the number of reported cases of the deadly haemorrhagic virus Ebola linked to ongoing violence by armed groups targeting remote communities, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/12/1…

A Plague on Both Their Houses, Plus a Dozen Poxes on Trump's
Andrew Levine | counterpunch.org | 2019-12-13
Nancy Pelosi should thank Donald Trump for helping her get over a bad case of IAS, Impeachment Aversion Syndrome. We all should. Had she not come down with that malady years ago, after the 2006 midterm election made her Speaker of the House the first time, she could now be looking forward, when the time…
counterpunch.org/2019/12/13/a-plague-on-…

The Science of Lethality
Joan Roelofs | counterpunch.org | 2019-12-13
While the Pentagon's preeminent mission is to increase lethality of the forces, DARPA notes that its cyborg technology is also used to "augment the loss of functionality from injury or disease," such as implants controlling the use of prosthetics. Nevertheless, it sees a great need for social research to dispel resistance to cyborgs or robots (synthetic autonomous agents) on ethical grounds.
counterpunch.org/2019/12/13/the-science-…

Outrage After South Carolina Gets Trump OK to Attack Medicaid With Work Requirement Policy
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-12-13
Instead of addressing the "alarming increase in the number of uninsured children across the country," the state chose to put up "more barriers to coverage that will worsen this trend." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/12/13/outrage…

Russia Shows Concern for Julian Assange's Health
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-12
The health situation of Julian Assange, who is being held in London, worsens while he is awaiting extradition to the United States, warned Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zajárova. | RELATED: | Sweden Drops Decade-Long Case Against Julian Assange | Assange is seriously ill because he has no medical assistance or good nutrition, in addition to alleged psychological torture, the Russian official reported. | "The situation created around him testifies to the violation by the We…
telesurenglish.net/news/russia-shows-con…

Nurses: Medicare For All means health won't depend on your wealth
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2019-12-12
WASHINGTON–When a baby in California named Evan became very ill 10 years ago, his single mother lacked the money to take him to the doctor and foot the bill for the needed co-pay. So she called her mother, Evan's grandmother, a registered nurse, for advice. The grandmother listened to the symptoms and told her daughter …
peoplesworld.org/article/nurses-medicare…

Alberto and Cristina Star in New Oliver Stone's Documentary
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-12
The president and vice president of Argentina, Alberto and Cristina Fernandez, respectively, were interviewed by the American filmmaker Oliver Stone for the new documentary related to political persecution in Latin America, local media reported on Thursday. | RELATED: , Argentina to Declare Economic, Health, Social Emergencies | Stone, winner of three Oscars, met with both political figures to learn their stories and opinions on the subject of the audiovisual, the latest in a series of…
telesurenglish.net/news/Alberto-and-Cris…

Teaching assistants in Decatur, Il. struggle for better healthcare
Nick Goodell | liberationnews.org | 2019-12-12
"DFTA all the way!"
liberationnews.org/teaching-assistants-i…

Argentina's Moves To Guarantee Access to Abortion in Rape Cases
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-12
Women and girls in Argentina seeking to end pregnancies caused by rape will be guaranteed access to abortion under a protocol announced on Thursday aimed at reducing the latitude hospitals have in deciding whether or not to perform the procedure. | RELATED: , Macri Repealed Abortion Protocol: Rubinstein's Resigned | Argentine law allows abortion in case of rape or threat to the life or health of the mother. But abortion rights advocates say the law is not always applied across the largel…
telesurenglish.net/news/Argentinas-Moves…

South Sudan famine threat: UN food security agency in 'race against time'
news.un.org | 2019-12-12
The World Food Programme (WFP) is warning against potential famine in South Sudan as hunger deepens due to drought, floods and an uncertain political future.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/12/1…

Glyphosate and Roundup Proven to Disrupt Gut Microbiome by Inhibiting Shikimate Pathway
GMWatch | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-12
Fatty liver disease and death of liver tissue were also confirmed in rats fed regulatory permitted and thus presumed safe doses of the weedkiller | The primary mechanism of how glyphosate herbicides kill plants is by inhibiting an enzyme called EPSPS, …
globalresearch.ca/glyphosate-roundup-proven-disrupt-gut-microbiome-inhibiting-shikimate-pathway/5697512

Universal Health Coverage will 'drive progress' on 2030 Development Agenda
news.un.org | 2019-12-11
Last September world leaders at the United Nations endorsed an ambitious political declaration on universal health coverage, "reaffirming that health is a human right", Secretary-General António Guterres said on Wednesday in his message for International Universal Health Coverage Day.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/12/1…

"Shame!" Indigenous Leaders & Delegates from Global South Stage Dramatic Protest at COP25 in Madrid
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-12-11
Democracy Now! was broadcasting live from the United Nations climate summit in Madrid, Spain, when hundreds of climate advocates and people's movements at the U.N. climate action summit staged a protest inside the conference venue. As the demonstration unfolds, we speak with Tom Goldtooth, executive director of the Indigenous Environmental Network; Karin Nansen, chair of Friends of the Earth International; Nigerian climate activist Nnimmo Bassey with Health of Mother Earth Foundation; and indigenous climate activist Daiara Tukano from Brazil.
www.democracynow.org/2019/12/11/cop25_wa…

Privatization at the NHS? American Business Interests Seek Growing Share of U.K.'s Health System
Lee Fang | theintercept.com | 2019-12-10
The American health care industry has long had its sights on harnessing a wave of privatization and outsourcing in the U.K. system.
theintercept.com/2019/12/10/nhs-privatiz…

Samoa measles outbreak claims 70 lives, majority are children under five
news.un.org | 2019-12-10
Seventy people have now died from Samoa's measles outbreak, UN humanitarians confirmed on Tuesday, as the organization released emergency funding to help the authorities step up efforts to eradicate the preventable disease.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/12/1…

On Human Rights Day, Let's Abolish Nuclear Weapons
Martin Fleck | progressive.org | 2019-12-09
A nuclear war would create one of the worst humanitarian crises imaginable, one for which no nation would have an adequate emergency or health response.
progressive.org/op-eds/human-rights-day-…

Three Ways the "Fairness for All Act" Doesn't Protect LGBTQ People from Discrimination
Ian S. Thompson | aclu.org | 2019-12-09
On Friday, Congressman Chris Stewart (R-Utah) and | several of his Republican colleagues in the House of Representatives introduced | the so-called "Fairness for All Act." The bill is being described by its | supporters as a compromise that protects both LGBTQ people and religious | liberty. | In reality, the bill facilitates the Trump | administration's ongoing efforts to give a greenlight to those who would turn | LGBTQ people away from jobs, health care, housing, even taxpayer-funded | programs, simply because of who they are. The bill also weakens some | longstanding protections in federal and state laws…
aclu.org/news/lgbt-rights/three-ways-the…

Three Ways the "Fairness for All Act" Doesn't Protect LGBTQ People from Discrimination
Ian S. Thompson | aclu.org | 2019-12-09
On Friday, Congressman Chris Stewart (R-Utah) and | several of his Republican colleagues in the House of Representatives introduced | the so-called "Fairness for All Act." The bill is being described by its | supporters as a compromise that protects both LGBTQ people and religious | liberty. | In reality, the bill facilitates the Trump | administration's ongoing efforts to give a greenlight to those who would turn | LGBTQ people away from jobs, health care, housing, even taxpayer-funded | programs, simply because of who they are. The bill also weakens some | longstanding protections in federal and state laws…
aclu.org/news/lgbt-rights/three-ways-the…

Bronx speakout demands closure of fake abortion clinic
Liberation staff | liberationnews.org | 2019-12-04
Dozens stopped to listen and speak with the protesters about reproductive justice and the need for affordable public healthcare.
liberationnews.org/bronx-speakout-demand…

What the U.K. Election Tells Us About Universal Health Care
Sarah Jaffe | progressive.org | 2019-12-03
Across the political spectrum, the British are clear: American-style health care is a terrible idea.
progressive.org/dispatches/uk-election-u…

"No healthcare, no peace!": Philadelphia airline catering workers join nationwide actions
Neri Felipe | liberationnews.org | 2019-11-26
Airport catering workers across the country protested on November 26, after American Airlines refusal to meet the workers' demands for health insurance.
liberationnews.org/no-healthcare-no-peac…

CAP's Topher Spiro Is Trying to Deceive Journalists By Lying
Matt Bruenig | peoplespolicyproject.org | 2019-11-17
It's been fun to see how the Center for American Progress (CAP) navigates this year's presidential election. For insider political reasons, they can't support Biden or Sanders. But for a long time, it was unclear who the alternative candidate they could support would be. | When Kamala Harris was rising, CAP's staff was doing overtime boosting her on Twitter and in the press, including boosting Harris's absurd health care proposal. But Harris's collapse put an end to that strategy. Recently Warren has risen as the alternative and so CAP has been working to promote her campaign, which puts CAP in the comical positi…
peoplespolicyproject.org/2019/11/17/caps…

Warren's Head Tax Is Not More Popular Than A Payroll Tax
Matt Bruenig | peoplespolicyproject.org | 2019-11-17
As we know by now, Elizabeth Warren's Medicare head tax proposal is a regressive mess ( I, II, III, IV). Warren's team knows this. The goal of the proposal i…
peoplespolicyproject.org/2019/11/17/warr…

Warren's Head Tax Is Not More Popular Than A Payroll Tax
Matt Bruenig | peoplespolicyproject.org | 2019-11-17
As we know by now, Elizabeth Warren's Medicare head tax proposal is a regressive mess ( I, II, III, IV). Warren's team knows this. The goal of the proposal i…
peoplespolicyproject.org/2019/11/17/warr…