2019-09-28: Social Media Postees

No one should have to bargain for health care
Negin Owliaei | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-28
Nearly 50,000 members of the United Auto Workers began striking earlier this month, demanding that General Motors pay them their fair share of the billions in profits the company raked in last year. | The response from General Motors was shocking. The automaker, which accepted billions in government bailouts during the last recession, cut off its payment of insurance premiums for the striking workers. | As the news broke, former Vice President Joe Biden was at an AFL-CIO event…
nationofchange.org/2019/09/28/no-one-should-have-to-bargain-for-health-care/

Air pollution exposure during pregnancy affects children's lung function in early years
Ruth Milka | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-28
Another study has shown more negative health impacts of air pollution particles crossing the placenta and affecting children even before they are born. | Research published by the Center for Environment Health and Sustainability (CESH) at the University of Leicester found that exposure to air pollution from road traffic during pregnancy reduces children's lung function at the age eight. | The data is a result of the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) a large long-term study of over 14,000 children born in the former country of Avon between 1991 and 1992. The Avon study is the largest stud…
nationofchange.org/2019/09/28/air-pollution-exposure-during-pregnancy-affects-childrens-lung-function-in-early-years/

We Can Save the Planet by Defunding the Pentagon
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-28
| The environmental justice movement that is surging globally is intentionally intersectional, showing how global warming is connected to issues such as race, poverty, migration and public health. One area intimately linked to the climate crisis that gets little attention, however, is militarism. Here are some of the ways these issues — and their solutions — are intertwined. | The U.S. military protects Big Oil and other extractive industries. | The U.S. military has often been used to ensure that U.S.
truthout.org/articles/we-can-save-the-planet-by-defunding-the-pentagon/

Even the grim reaper favors the rich
Tom Conway | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-28
Regular exercise and an apple a day may help to keep the doctor away. But to live a long, healthy life, it helps to be rich. | Income inequality is a pox on America. The rich keep getting richer and the poor keep getting poorer. CEO pay keeps rising while workers' paychecks have been all but flat for decades. As a result, income inequality now rivals that of the robber baron days of the early 1900s, when labor unions were virtually outlawed while corporate monopolies thrived. | It gets worse. It turns out that low income is an actual pox, killing people be…
nationofchange.org/2019/09/28/even-the-grim-reaper-favors-the-rich/

"Voices being ignored": Regulators fail to enforce water-pollution laws in communities of color
Alexandra Jacobo | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-28
"For communities already facing severe burdens due to racism, social conditions, and/or environmental and health hazards, the inability to turn on a tap and receive clean, safe water is particularly devastating–and unjust."
nationofchange.org/2019/09/28/voices-being-ignored-regulators-fail-to-enforce-water-pollution-laws-in-communities-of-color/

10 Ways that the Climate Crisis and Militarism are Intertwined
Medea Benjamin | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-27
The environmental justice movement that is surging globally is intentionally intersectional, showing how global warming is connected to issues such as race, poverty, migration and public health. One area intimately linked to the climate crisis that gets little attention, however, is militarism. Here are some of the ways these issues–and their solutions–are intertwined. 1. The…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/27/10-ways-that-the-climate-crisis-and-militarism-are-intertwined/

GM restores health care to strikers in maneuver to smooth path for UAW sellout
wsws.org | 2019-09-27
Media commentators feared the cutoff of healthcare would backfire, with the Detroit Free Press likening it to "pouring gas on the fire," and only harden workers' resolve against both GM and the UAW.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/27/auto-s27.html

No One Should Have to Bargain for Their Health Care
Negin Owliaei | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-27
Nearly 50,000 members of the United Auto Workers began striking earlier this month, demanding that General Motors pay them their fair share of the billions in profits the company raked in last year. The response from General Motors was shocking. The automaker, which accepted billions in government bailouts during the last recession, cut off its…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/27/no-one-should-have-to-bargain-for-their-health-care/

Time to stand up for public healthcare
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-09-27
civil rights Mischa FrankIssue 1239 Australia Medicare private health insurance funding cutsSeptember 27, 2019The federal Coali…
greenleft.org.au/content/time-stand-public-healthcare

'Unconscionable': Asylum-Seekers In Texas Detention Center Report Being Denied Cancer and Mental Health Treatment
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-27
Immigrant rights advocates on Friday called for Karnes Residential Center, an immigration detention facility outside San Antonio, Texas, to be shut down amid reports of severe neglect that could prove deadly for women who have been held there for months. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/cruelty.jpeg
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10 Ways that the Climate Crisis and Militarism are Intertwined
Medea Benjamin | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-26
The environmental justice movement that is surging globally is intentionally intersectional, showing how global warming is connected to issues such as race, poverty, migration and public health. One area intimately linked to the climate crisis that gets little attention, however, is militarism. Here are some of the ways these issues–and their solutions–are intertwined. (1) The …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/09/10-ways-that-the-climate-crisis-and-militarism-are-intertwined/

Democrats, Please Don't Mess This Up. Impeach Trump for All His Crimes, Not Just for Ukraine
Mehdi Hasan | theintercept.com | 2019-09-26
Impeaching Trump only for Ukraine would give him a clean bill of health on everything else, like his obstruction of the Mueller investigation.
theintercept.com/2019/09/26/impeachment-trump-ukraine-democrats/

"Suicide by cop" is murder by cop
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-09-26
Fight Back! is circulating statement by the Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar | Minneapolis, MN – Keaton James Larson, Travis Jordan, Billy Hughes, Archer Amorosi and Phil Quinn are a few of the many Minnesotans who were dealing with a mental health crisis when killed by those who are paid to "protect and serve," leading some to ask the question "Were the victims suicidal?" | The question should not be "Was the victim suicidal?" but "Would the victim be alive if the police had handled the situation more appropriately?" In the case of Brian Quinones, killed on September 9 by police in Richfield, the answer…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/9/25/suicide-cop-murder-cop

Kentucky's Abortion Law Forces Me to Humiliate My Patients
aclu.org | 2019-09-26
H.B. 2 is cruel, offensive, and the Supreme Court should strike it down. | I'm a doctor at the only abortion clinic in Kentucky. Providing safe, compassionate medical care has been my life's calling, and my patients' well-being is always my first priority. But Kentucky politicians — determined as usual to interfere with access to reproductive healthcare — are trying to force me to harm and humili…
aclu.org/blog/reproductive-freedom/abortion/kentuckys-abortion-law-forces-me-humiliate-my-patients

Carson King scandal: Why 'cancel culture' is a plague on our society
rt.com | 2019-09-25
Thanks to the efforts of professional complainers, we're all one off-color tweet away from being doxxed and exiled. The disease of 'cancel culture' has reared its ugly head again, this time smearing both accused and accuser. | There's a proverb that does the rounds in some of the dodgier bars in the British Isles, and it goes something like: "A man who builds a thousand bridges will be remembered as a bridge builder. But shag one sheep and he'll forever be known as a sheep shagger." | Case in point: Iowa sports fan Carson King. King went viral earlier this month when he held up a sign on ESPN's 'College Game D…
rt.com/usa/469624-cancel-culture-des-moines-plague/

We're in Court to Protect Family Planning Care for Millions of Low-Income Patients
aclu.org | 2019-09-23
The Trump Administration is dismantling the Title X family planning program and compromising crucial health care for millions of people. | Title X is a federally funded family planning program that guarantees low-income people can receive critical health care services for free or at a reduced cost. For decades it's been one of the most effective federal health care programs, providing a wide range of vital reproductive and other services for millions of people across the country who wouldn't otherwise be able to afford them. | However, the Trump administration wants to undermine that success as part of an overall…
aclu.org/blog/reproductive-freedom/were-court-protect-family-planning-care-millions-low-income-patients

California Is Ready to Ensure Every Public College Student Has Access to Abortion
aclu.org | 2019-09-19
The state legislature has passed the first bill in the nation ensuring medication abortion is available on UC and CSU campuses. | In a year when we've seen states throughout the South and Midwest move to ban abortion and restrict access to reproductive health, California could soon cement its reputation as a leader in reproductive freedom. This past week, the state legislature passed SB 24 to ensure that medication abortion is available to college students in public universities. | Jessy Rosales, a UC student, stru…
aclu.org/blog/reproductive-freedom/abortion/california-ready-ensure-every-public-college-student-has-access

AmeriCorps Adopts Health Screening Process That's Fair to Candidates with Disabilities
aclu.org | 2019-09-16
Susie was disqualified from AmeriCorps NCCC for seeking therapy. Now they're changing their screening process so everyone can apply to serve. | Susie Balcom was overjoyed when she received a conditional offer to serve as a support team leader in Mississippi with AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC), a national, residential service program for young adults. After graduating from college with a 4.0 GPA and spending two terms in the AmeriCorps state program, Susie was ready, willing, and able to fulfill her dream of serving in the national program. | However, a few weeks later, AmeriCorps NCCC to…
aclu.org/blog/disability-rights/americorps-adopts-health-screening-process-thats-fair-candidates-disabilities

California health-care workers prepare to strike at Kaiser
Chakib Mouazoui | liberationnews.org | 2019-09-05
On Labor Day, Sept. 2, around 2,200 people, comprised of health-care workers, union organizers, and allies, gathered at Los Angeles City College to demonstrate their readiness to strike.
liberationnews.org/california-health-care-workers-prepare-to-strike-at-kaiser/

Three Percent Security Force's Split Highlights Plague of Infighting
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2019-09-05
The incessant power struggles that plague militia groups prompted defections in the Three Percent Security Force, robbed its leader of control and delivered the well-known antigovernment militia to the man who defied his commander.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/09/06/three-percent-security-forces-split-highlights-plague-infighting