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2019-10-15: News Headlines

Maggie Hermann (2019-10-15). Solving New Orleans Mental Health Crisis – October Events. indybay.org WTUL News and Views Dj Maggie interviews Janet Hays, (Healing Minds NOLA), Judge Kern Reese (Civil District Court ) and Kenn Barnes, (The Louisiana Supreme Court) to discuss upcoming events addressing alternatives to incarceration, homelessness and death for people with serious mental illnesses. Audio – 25: 10…

Staff (2019-10-15). Debate Moderators Need to Ask Different Questions on Medicare for All. truthout.org | | In every single Democratic debate this year, the same ridiculous question has been posed to at least one of the candidates supporting Medicare for All: "Will you raise middle class taxes to pay for it?" | Most recently, the question was aimed at Sen. Elizabeth Warren, by ABC News moderator George Stephanopoulos. She explained, much more politely than I would have, that Medicare for All would save the vast majority of American families' money, while asking for a bit more from corporations and…

commondreams (2019-10-15). 2.2 Million Petition Signatures Demanding Medicare for All Hit Capitol Hill. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-10-15). Despite Obstruction by Capitol Police, Progressive Groups Deliver 2.2 Million Petitions to Democrats Still Not Backing Medicare for All. commondreams.org "Healthcare is a right, not a privilege, and our members will continue to push for it until we get it over the finish line." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/medicare_for_all_protest.jpg

Fight Back (2019-10-14). FRSO on UAW picket line. fightbacknews.org Aurora, CO – Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) members from Denver, Colorado joined the UAW picket line, October 13, at the General Motors (GM) distribution facility in Aurora. That facility is part of the national strike of General Motors where workers are seeking to improved pay, to maintain high quality health care and to provide a path for temporary workers to become permanent workers. | GM has used multiple wage and benefit tiers, including 'temporary' workers, to slash wages and divide the workforce. It is reported that over 46,000 UAW members are out on strike all over the country since the GM str…

The Canary (2019-10-14). Atos awarded new £25m Ministry of Defence contract. thecanary.co The French data firm Atos has been awarded a new £25 million contract with the UK's Ministry of Defence, just months after winning a £394.7 million deal with the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP). | Atos said the deal would help upgrade the MoD's computer systems and digitise the delivery of healthcare for the defence services. | Defence ministers are embarking on the CORTISONE programme to integrate its systems and reduce costs by using off-the-shelf products, rather than expensive tailor-made ones. | Philip Chalmers, senior vice president of sales and marketing of Atos in UK and Ireland, said: "

RT (2019-10-13). 'She is a capitalist through her bones and I'm not': Sanders hits out at Warren's effort to fight sameness. rt.com Being progressive and bashing big companies is a hot trend among hopefuls for the Democratic nomination, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren has been doing just that. But her rival Bernie Sanders called her "capitalist through her bones." | Self-styled democratic socialist Sanders made progressive ideas popular in 2016 race. In the current election cycle, they have gone mainstream and Warren has been capitalizing on promises of breaking up big tech, taxing the rich, providing Medicare for all. She is now almost tied with former vice president Joe Biden, while Sanders is coming third in recent polls. | "There are differe…

Colin Todhunter (2019-10-13). Bayer Shareholders: Put Health and Nature First and Stop Funding This Company! dissidentvoice.org Campaigner and environmentalist Dr Rosemary Mason has just written an open letter to Bayer Crop Science shareholders and Chairman of the Board Werner Wenning. She has also sent them a 13,000-word report. Mason is appealing to shareholders to put human health and nature ahead of profit and to stop funding Bayer. In her report, she …

RT (2019-10-12). Colossal WASTE in US healthcare spending surpasses military budget at nearly $1 trillion per year, study says. rt.com Waste and needless spending in America's healthcare system could amount to almost $1 trillion each year, topping total US military expenditures in 2019 — the world's largest defense budget — according to new research. | Encompassing administrative overhead, fraud and abuse, inflated pricing and other inefficiencies, a study published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association found the cumulative waste in US healthcare ranged from $760 billion to $935 annually, or 25 percent of what Americans spend each year o…

splcenter (2019-10-11). Trump's latest policy assault on immigrants is cruel and unnecessary. splcenter.org Last week the Trump administration renewed its attack on immigrants, this time limiting admission to our country to only people who can prove they will have health insurance coverage within 30 days of entering the United States.

Staff (2019-10-10). Justice for Kaysera: Native Teen's Mysterious Death Highlights Epidemic of Murdered Indigenous Women. democracynow.org The family of Native American teenager Kaysera Stops Pretty Places is demanding justice after she was found dead in Hardin, Montana, in late August, just two weeks after her 18th birthday. Kaysera was a member of the Crow and Northern Cheyenne tribal communities in Montana. She lived with her grandmother. According to her family, Kaysera was reported missing after she never came home on the night of August 24. On August 29, the body of a young woman was found in the town of Hardin. It wasn't until two weeks later that local law enforcement confirmed it was Kaysera. The circumstances surrounding her death and disa…

Nausicaa Renner (2019-10-09). Massachusetts Unions Vote to Vet Presidential Candidates on Medicare for All, Breaking With Labor's Top Brass. theintercept.com Members of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO recently passed a unanimous resolution to endorse a presidential candidate only if that candidate supports Medicare for All, marking a break from the labor federation's national leadership, which has equivocated on the question of whether to support universal health care. | The resolution, which was passed at a late September convention in Massachusetts attended by delegates from AFL-CIO constituent unions across the country, comes after months of comments from labor leaders criticizing Medicare for All, despite support for the measure among their members. In August and Septem…

Staff (2019-10-08). Striking UAW Member: We'll Strike "As Long as It Takes" to Demand Fair Salaries and Benefits. democracynow.org About 48,000 workers at General Motors have entered their fourth week on strike. It is the longest national strike at GM by the United Auto Workers in nearly 50 years. Workers are seeking higher pay, protection of their healthcare benefits, greater job security and a commitment from GM to build more cars and parts in the United States. On Sunday, UAW officials announced they had rejected the company's latest offer, saying negotiations had "taken a turn for the worse." We speak with Steve Frisque, a striking GM worker and former president of UAW Local 722.

Staff (2019-10-07). "A Backlash Against Our Existence": Laverne Cox Speaks Out on Violence Against Trans Women of Color. democracynow.org At least 19 transgender people have been killed in the United States in 2019 — most of them trans women of color. Last year, there were at least 26 killings of transgender people. The American Medical Association has declared the wave of violence an "epidemic." Laverne Cox, the award-winning transgender actress and longtime trans rights activist, says such violence has long been part of the lives of trans people. "For my entire life as a trans woman, for 21 years, I have been hearing about, witnessing, going to memorials [and] going to Trans Days of Remembrance," she says. Cox says the violence reflects a s…

Ryan Gebhardt (2019-09-30). Lancaster, PA march demands right to healthcare in the face of hospital closure, corporate profiteering. liberationnews.org Community members in Lancaster, Pennsylvania came into the streets on September 21 to march in the heat for the right to quality healthcare.

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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Solving New Orleans Mental Health Crisis – October Events
Maggie Hermann | indybay.org | 2019-10-15
WTUL News and Views Dj Maggie interviews Janet Hays, (Healing Minds NOLA), Judge Kern Reese (Civil District Court ) and Kenn Barnes, (The Louisiana Supreme Court) to discuss upcoming events addressing alternatives to incarceration, homelessness and death for people with serious mental illnesses. Audio – 25: 10…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/10/14/18827295.php

Debate Moderators Need to Ask Different Questions on Medicare for All
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-15
| In every single Democratic debate this year, the same ridiculous question has been posed to at least one of the candidates supporting Medicare for All: "Will you raise middle class taxes to pay for it?" | Most recently, the question was aimed at Sen. Elizabeth Warren, by ABC News moderator George Stephanopoulos. She explained, much more politely than I would have, that Medicare for All would save the vast majority of American families' money, while asking for a bit more from corporations and…
truthout.org/articles/debate-moderators-need-to-ask-different-questions-on-medicare-for-all/

2.2 Million Petition Signatures Demanding Medicare for All Hit Capitol Hill
commondreams.org | 2019-10-15
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commondreams.org/newswire/2019/10/15/22-million-petition-signatures-demanding-medicare-all-hit-capitol-hill?cd-origin=rss

Despite Obstruction by Capitol Police, Progressive Groups Deliver 2.2 Million Petitions to Democrats Still Not Backing Medicare for All
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-15
"Healthcare is a right, not a privilege, and our members will continue to push for it until we get it over the finish line." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/medicare_for_all_protest.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2019/10/15/despite-obstruction-capitol-police-progressive-groups-deliver-22-million-petitions?cd-origin=rss

Atos awarded new £25m Ministry of Defence contract
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-14
The French data firm Atos has been awarded a new £25 million contract with the UK's Ministry of Defence, just months after winning a £394.7 million deal with the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP). | Atos said the deal would help upgrade the MoD's computer systems and digitise the delivery of healthcare for the defence services. | Defence ministers are embarking on the CORTISONE programme to integrate its systems and reduce costs by using off-the-shelf products, rather than expensive tailor-made ones. | Philip Chalmers, senior vice president of sales and marketing of Atos in UK and Ireland, said: "
thecanary.co/uk/news/2019/10/14/atos-awarded-new-25m-ministry-of-defence-contract/

FRSO on UAW picket line
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-10-14
Aurora, CO – Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) members from Denver, Colorado joined the UAW picket line, October 13, at the General Motors (GM) distribution facility in Aurora. That facility is part of the national strike of General Motors where workers are seeking to improved pay, to maintain high quality health care and to provide a path for temporary workers to become permanent workers. | GM has used multiple wage and benefit tiers, including 'temporary' workers, to slash wages and divide the workforce. It is reported that over 46,000 UAW members are out on strike all over the country since the GM str…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/10/14/frso-uaw-picket-line

'She is a capitalist through her bones and I'm not': Sanders hits out at Warren's effort to fight sameness
rt.com | 2019-10-13
Being progressive and bashing big companies is a hot trend among hopefuls for the Democratic nomination, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren has been doing just that. But her rival Bernie Sanders called her "capitalist through her bones." | Self-styled democratic socialist Sanders made progressive ideas popular in 2016 race. In the current election cycle, they have gone mainstream and Warren has been capitalizing on promises of breaking up big tech, taxing the rich, providing Medicare for all. She is now almost tied with former vice president Joe Biden, while Sanders is coming third in recent polls. | "There are differe…
rt.com/usa/470816-sanders-warren-capitalist-democratic/

Bayer Shareholders: Put Health and Nature First and Stop Funding This Company!
Colin Todhunter | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-13
Campaigner and environmentalist Dr Rosemary Mason has just written an open letter to Bayer Crop Science shareholders and Chairman of the Board Werner Wenning. She has also sent them a 13,000-word report. Mason is appealing to shareholders to put human health and nature ahead of profit and to stop funding Bayer. In her report, she …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/10/bayer-shareholders-put-health-and-nature-first-and-stop-funding-this-company/

Colossal WASTE in US healthcare spending surpasses military budget at nearly $1 trillion per year, study says
rt.com | 2019-10-12
Waste and needless spending in America's healthcare system could amount to almost $1 trillion each year, topping total US military expenditures in 2019 — the world's largest defense budget — according to new research. | Encompassing administrative overhead, fraud and abuse, inflated pricing and other inefficiencies, a study published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association found the cumulative waste in US healthcare ranged from $760 billion to $935 annually, or 25 percent of what Americans spend each year o…
rt.com/usa/470752-medical-waste-bigger-defense-budget/

Trump's latest policy assault on immigrants is cruel and unnecessary
splcenter.org | 2019-10-11
Last week the Trump administration renewed its attack on immigrants, this time limiting admission to our country to only people who can prove they will have health insurance coverage within 30 days of entering the United States.
splcenter.org/news/2019/10/14/trumps-latest-policy-assault-immigrants-cruel-and-unnecessary

Justice for Kaysera: Native Teen's Mysterious Death Highlights Epidemic of Murdered Indigenous Women
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-10
The family of Native American teenager Kaysera Stops Pretty Places is demanding justice after she was found dead in Hardin, Montana, in late August, just two weeks after her 18th birthday. Kaysera was a member of the Crow and Northern Cheyenne tribal communities in Montana. She lived with her grandmother. According to her family, Kaysera was reported missing after she never came home on the night of August 24. On August 29, the body of a young woman was found in the town of Hardin. It wasn't until two weeks later that local law enforcement confirmed it was Kaysera. The circumstances surrounding her death and disa…
www.democracynow.org/2019/10/10/kaysera_stops_pretty_places_family_justice

Massachusetts Unions Vote to Vet Presidential Candidates on Medicare for All, Breaking With Labor's Top Brass
Nausicaa Renner | theintercept.com | 2019-10-09
Members of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO recently passed a unanimous resolution to endorse a presidential candidate only if that candidate supports Medicare for All, marking a break from the labor federation's national leadership, which has equivocated on the question of whether to support universal health care. | The resolution, which was passed at a late September convention in Massachusetts attended by delegates from AFL-CIO constituent unions across the country, comes after months of comments from labor leaders criticizing Medicare for All, despite support for the measure among their members. In August and Septem…
theintercept.com/2019/10/09/massachusetts-unions-vote-to-vet-presidential-candidates-on-medicare-for-all-breaking-with-labors-top-brass/

Striking UAW Member: We'll Strike "As Long as It Takes" to Demand Fair Salaries and Benefits
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-08
About 48,000 workers at General Motors have entered their fourth week on strike. It is the longest national strike at GM by the United Auto Workers in nearly 50 years. Workers are seeking higher pay, protection of their healthcare benefits, greater job security and a commitment from GM to build more cars and parts in the United States. On Sunday, UAW officials announced they had rejected the company's latest offer, saying negotiations had "taken a turn for the worse." We speak with Steve Frisque, a striking GM worker and former president of UAW Local 722.
www.democracynow.org/2019/10/8/uaw_workers_strike_gm_conditions

"A Backlash Against Our Existence": Laverne Cox Speaks Out on Violence Against Trans Women of Color
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-07
At least 19 transgender people have been killed in the United States in 2019 — most of them trans women of color. Last year, there were at least 26 killings of transgender people. The American Medical Association has declared the wave of violence an "epidemic." Laverne Cox, the award-winning transgender actress and longtime trans rights activist, says such violence has long been part of the lives of trans people. "For my entire life as a trans woman, for 21 years, I have been hearing about, witnessing, going to memorials [and] going to Trans Days of Remembrance," she says. Cox says the violence reflects a s…
www.democracynow.org/2019/10/7/laverne_cox_violence_trans_women_of

Lancaster, PA march demands right to healthcare in the face of hospital closure, corporate profiteering
Ryan Gebhardt | liberationnews.org | 2019-09-30
Community members in Lancaster, Pennsylvania came into the streets on September 21 to march in the heat for the right to quality healthcare.
liberationnews.org/lancaster-pa-march-demands-right-to-healthcare-in-the-face-of-hospital-closure-corporate-profiteering/