2022-01-20: News Headlines

rebekah (2022-01-19). Report: Taxing the World's Richest Would Raise US $2.52 Trillion a Year. inequality.org

Deliver for Voting Rights (2022-01-19). Monday 1/17: MLK Day Deliver for Voting Rights Rally in Washington D. C. (livestream). indybay.org Online via livestream…

WSWS (2022-01-19). Oxfam report reveals malignant dependency of the pandemic on capitalist inequality. wsws.org The Oxfam report "Inequality Kills," published on Monday, exposes the connection between the wealth accumulation of the billionaire elite and the deadly impact of the pandemic on masses of people internationally over the past two years.

Angela Carr (2022-01-19). We need to step up the fight against inequality. greenleft.org.au Angela Carr is a union delegate, community services worker, housing justice campaigner and a Socialist Alliance candidate for the Victorian Senate. She says collectivist, socialist solutions are needed for the multiple crises we face.

Party for Socialism & Liberation (2022-01-19). Friday 1/21: Virtual Forum: The Crisis in SF Public Education. indybay.org Virtual event. Register here…

Congresswoman Barbara Lee (2022-01-19). Tuesday 1/18: Racial Healing for Justice: Reparations and Transformation hosted by Rep. Barbara Lee. indybay.org Online event…

Direct Action Everywhere (2022-01-19). Saturday 1/22: Meetup: What to do if You Find an Injured or Lost Animal. indybay.org Where: ONLINE on Zoom! Link: dxe.io/meetupzoom…

Haymarket Books (2022-01-19). Wednesday 1/19: US Labor on the Move: The Union Labor Fights Ahead in 2022. indybay.org Online event…

San Francisco Public Library (2022-01-19). Wednesday 1/19: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts w/ author Rebecca Hall. indybay.org Online via Zoom or YouTube livestream…

Haymarket Books (2022-01-19). Tuesday 1/18: Understanding E-Carceration: Punitive Survelliance & Carceral Technologies. indybay.org Online event…

United We Dream (2022-01-19). Thursday 1/20: Call to Action: Twitter Storm Demanding Immigrant Rights w/ United We Dream. indybay.org Online action for immigrant rights…

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2022-01-19: News Headlines

rebekah (2022-01-19). Report: Taxing the World's Richest Would Raise US $2.52 Trillion a Year. inequality.org

Deliver for Voting Rights (2022-01-19). Monday 1/17: MLK Day Deliver for Voting Rights Rally in Washington D. C. (livestream). indybay.org Online via livestream…

WSWS (2022-01-19). Oxfam report reveals malignant dependency of the pandemic on capitalist inequality. wsws.org The Oxfam report "Inequality Kills," published on Monday, exposes the connection between the wealth accumulation of the billionaire elite and the deadly impact of the pandemic on masses of people internationally over the past two years.

Angela Carr (2022-01-19). We need to step up the fight against inequality. greenleft.org.au Angela Carr is a union delegate, community services worker, housing justice campaigner and a Socialist Alliance candidate for the Victorian Senate. She says collectivist, socialist solutions are needed for the multiple crises we face.

Party for Socialism & Liberation (2022-01-19). Friday 1/21: Virtual Forum: The Crisis in SF Public Education. indybay.org Virtual event. Register here…

Congresswoman Barbara Lee (2022-01-19). Tuesday 1/18: Racial Healing for Justice: Reparations and Transformation hosted by Rep. Barbara Lee. indybay.org Online event…

Haymarket Books (2022-01-19). Wednesday 1/19: US Labor on the Move: The Union Labor Fights Ahead in 2022. indybay.org Online event…

Direct Action Everywhere (2022-01-19). Saturday 1/22: Meetup: What to do if You Find an Injured or Lost Animal. indybay.org Where: ONLINE on Zoom! Link: dxe.io/meetupzoom…

San Francisco Public Library (2022-01-19). Wednesday 1/19: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts w/ author Rebecca Hall. indybay.org Online via Zoom or YouTube livestream…

Haymarket Books (2022-01-19). Tuesday 1/18: Understanding E-Carceration: Punitive Survelliance & Carceral Technologies. indybay.org Online event…

United We Dream (2022-01-19). Thursday 1/20: Call to Action: Twitter Storm Demanding Immigrant Rights w/ United We Dream. indybay.org Online action for immigrant rights…

Robert S. Becker (2022-01-18). How much crass irrationality can self-government stand? Can community wisdom offset howls for mob mayhem? nationofchange.org Trump-proof elections — with energized agendas, expanded voting, critical thinking and compassion Like delivery companies, food production, and all sorts of machinery, democratic self-government must work to be viable. That means spreading enough wealth, services (especially medical), housing, clothing and education to motivate enough key workers to sustain interwoven supply chains. Viability thus depends on …

End Citzens United & Let America Vote (2022-01-18). Tuesday 1/18: Freedom to Vote: Phone Banking for Voting Rights w/ End Citizens United & Let America Vote. indybay.org Online/virtual action for voting rights…

Deliver for Voting Rights (2022-01-18). Monday 1/17: MLK Day Deliver for Voting Rights Rally in Washington D. C. (livestream). indybay.org Online via livestream…

Indivisible groups (2022-01-18). Sunday 1/16: Voting Rights Now! MLK Weekend Virtual Action Rally w/ Indivisible. indybay.org Virtual rally and online actions for voting rights…

Jon Queally (2022-01-18). Billionaires 'had a terrific pandemic' while inequality killed millions: Oxfam. nationofchange.org Oxfam International's latest report on global inequality finds that while the 10 richest individuals in the world more than doubled their collective wealth since Covid-19 hit in 2020, the related result of this billionaire surge has been a deadlier and more prolonged pandemic for the rest of the world in which the incomes of 99 …

WSWS (2022-01-18). Oxfam report highlights widening pandemic inequality in Asia. wsws.org Like other similar reports, the Oxfam analysis is marked by the stark contrast between the devastating facts and figures it presents and the empty policy prescriptions it advances.

WSWS (2022-01-18). Oxfam report "Inequality Kills": Billionaires racked up wealth while millions died during the pandemic. wsws.org The latest briefing from the charity paints a devastating picture of the world capitalist order reporting that the unprecedented accumulation of wealth by the world's elite is contributing to the death of one person every four seconds.

Staff (2022-01-18). Upcoming Online Events Not to Miss. davidswanson.org January 19: VFP NYC Meeting. January 19: Foreign Policy Primer. January 22: TPNW Anniversary Events. January 29: Reducing the Threat of Nuclear War. February 19: Water Is Life. February 23: Debate: Can War Be Justified? February 24: Verses versus War. (link coming soon)…

Dan Williams (2022-01-18). School system changes amid pandemic. america.cgtn.com With infection rates once again increasing, some school districts have been forced to move lessons online. The decision to keep schools open in other regions has not been universally welcomed.

Direct Action Everywhere (2022-01-18). Saturday 1/15: Gilly's Rescuers on Trial in Iowa (Meetup). indybay.org Where: ONLINE on Zoom! Link: www.dxe.io/meetupzoom | When: Saturday, January 15th, 11am ~ 12: 30pm | What: Community meetup | Every Saturday at 11am we have Meetups for everyone and anyone who cares about animals and making the world a better place! üåçüêÆüê∑üêîüê≠ü¶äüê…

jamanetwork (2022-01-18). Incorrect Surname for Author. jamanetwork.com In the Original Investigation titled "Association Between Preserved Ratio Impaired Spirometry and Clinical Outcomes in US Adults," published in the December 14, 2021, issue of JAMA, the name of one of the authors was incorrect. The correct name should be Ana (first name) Navas-Acien (surname) and should be shown as Ana Navas-Acien, MD, PhD. This article was corrected online.

San Francisco Public Library (2022-01-18). Wednesday 1/19: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts w/ author Rebecca Hall. indybay.org Online via Zoom or YouTube livestream…

Staff (2022-01-18). LGBTQ drama unfolds around 'Tabletop Simulator'. rt.com Developers dropped the global chat feature after a moderator was accused of homophobia, then users bombed the app's rating | 'Tabletop Simulator' is seeing a wave of negative reviews after removing its global chat feature following a row with a user who complained about being banned for publicly discussing their sexual identity in the global chat room. | Developed by Berserk Games, 'Tabletop Simulator' allows users to create, share, and play various board games with other players online, including pre-existing ones like poker, chess, and more. The chat in these matches is generally private, however, until rece…

jamanetwork (2022-01-18). Incorrect Spelling of Author's Last Name. jamanetwork.com In the Letter to the Editor titled "A Review of Chronic Pelvic Pain in Women," published in the December 7, 2021, issue of JAMA, the second author's last name was misspelled. In the byline, "Apurva Shrigirwar, MD," should have been "Apurva Shrigiriwar, MD." This article was corrected online.

Staff (2022-01-18). UK plans PR blitz against chat privacy — media. rt.com The government has reportedly backed a campaign designed to make the public 'uneasy' about end-to-end encryption | Privacy watchdogs have accused the UK government of "scaremongering" after reports emerged of its plans to use emotive stunts in a taxpayer-funded ad campaign to sway public opinion against end-to-end encryption in messaging apps. | The ad drive is reportedly part of a "multi-pronged publicity attack" on the data security method (used in popular apps like WhatsApp, Telegram, and Signal), which alleges that end-to-end encryption (E2EE) impedes efforts to combat online child abuse, according to Roll…

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2022-01-18: News Headlines

Robert S. Becker (2022-01-18). How much crass irrationality can self-government stand? Can community wisdom offset howls for mob mayhem? nationofchange.org Trump-proof elections — with energized agendas, expanded voting, critical thinking and compassion Like delivery companies, food production, and all sorts of machinery, democratic self-government must work to be viable. That means spreading enough wealth, services (especially medical), housing, clothing and education to motivate enough key workers to sustain interwoven supply chains. Viability thus depends on …

End Citzens United & Let America Vote (2022-01-18). Tuesday 1/18: Freedom to Vote: Phone Banking for Voting Rights w/ End Citizens United & Let America Vote. indybay.org Online/virtual action for voting rights…

Deliver for Voting Rights (2022-01-18). Monday 1/17: MLK Day Deliver for Voting Rights Rally in Washington D. C. (livestream). indybay.org Online via livestream…

Indivisible groups (2022-01-18). Sunday 1/16: Voting Rights Now! MLK Weekend Virtual Action Rally w/ Indivisible. indybay.org Virtual rally and online actions for voting rights…

Jon Queally (2022-01-18). Billionaires 'had a terrific pandemic' while inequality killed millions: Oxfam. nationofchange.org Oxfam International's latest report on global inequality finds that while the 10 richest individuals in the world more than doubled their collective wealth since Covid-19 hit in 2020, the related result of this billionaire surge has been a deadlier and more prolonged pandemic for the rest of the world in which the incomes of 99 …

WSWS (2022-01-18). Oxfam report highlights widening pandemic inequality in Asia. wsws.org Like other similar reports, the Oxfam analysis is marked by the stark contrast between the devastating facts and figures it presents and the empty policy prescriptions it advances.

WSWS (2022-01-18). Oxfam report "Inequality Kills": Billionaires racked up wealth while millions died during the pandemic. wsws.org The latest briefing from the charity paints a devastating picture of the world capitalist order reporting that the unprecedented accumulation of wealth by the world's elite is contributing to the death of one person every four seconds.

San Francisco Public Library (2022-01-18). Wednesday 1/19: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts w/ author Rebecca Hall. indybay.org Online via Zoom or YouTube livestream…

San Francisco Public Library (2022-01-18). Wednesday 1/19: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts w/ author Rebecca Hall. indybay.org Online via Zoom or YouTube livestream…

Staff (2022-01-18). UK plans PR blitz against chat privacy — media. rt.com The government has reportedly backed a campaign designed to make the public 'uneasy' about end-to-end encryption | Privacy watchdogs have accused the UK government of "scaremongering" after reports emerged of its plans to use emotive stunts in a taxpayer-funded ad campaign to sway public opinion against end-to-end encryption in messaging apps. | The ad drive is reportedly part of a "multi-pronged publicity attack" on the data security method (used in popular apps like WhatsApp, Telegram, and Signal), which alleges that end-to-end encryption (E2EE) impedes efforts to combat online child abuse, according to Roll…

Staff (2022-01-18). LGBTQ drama unfolds around 'Tabletop Simulator'. rt.com Developers dropped the global chat feature after a moderator was accused of homophobia, then users bombed the app's rating | 'Tabletop Simulator' is seeing a wave of negative reviews after removing its global chat feature following a row with a user who complained about being banned for publicly discussing their sexual identity in the global chat room. | Developed by Berserk Games, 'Tabletop Simulator' allows users to create, share, and play various board games with other players online, including pre-existing ones like poker, chess, and more. The chat in these matches is generally private, however, until rece…

Direct Action Everywhere (2022-01-18). Saturday 1/15: Gilly's Rescuers on Trial in Iowa (Meetup). indybay.org Where: ONLINE on Zoom! Link: www.dxe.io/meetupzoom | When: Saturday, January 15th, 11am ~ 12: 30pm | What: Community meetup | Every Saturday at 11am we have Meetups for everyone and anyone who cares about animals and making the world a better place! üåçüêÆüê∑üêîüê≠ü¶äüê…

Staff (2022-01-18). UK plans PR blitz against chat privacy — media. rt.com The government has reportedly backed a campaign designed to make the public 'uneasy' about end-to-end encryption | Privacy watchdogs have accused the UK government of "scaremongering" after reports emerged of its plans to use emotive stunts in a taxpayer-funded ad campaign to sway public opinion against end-to-end encryption in messaging apps. | The ad drive is reportedly part of a "multi-pronged publicity attack" on the data security method (used in popular apps like WhatsApp, Telegram, and Signal), which alleges that end-to-end encryption (E2EE) impedes efforts to combat online child abuse, according to Roll…

Staff (2022-01-18). LGBTQ drama unfolds around 'Tabletop Simulator'. rt.com Developers dropped the global chat feature after a moderator was accused of homophobia, then users bombed the app's rating | 'Tabletop Simulator' is seeing a wave of negative reviews after removing its global chat feature following a row with a user who complained about being banned for publicly discussing their sexual identity in the global chat room. | Developed by Berserk Games, 'Tabletop Simulator' allows users to create, share, and play various board games with other players online, including pre-existing ones like poker, chess, and more. The chat in these matches is generally private, however, until rece…

Deliver for Voting Rights (2022-01-17). Monday 1/17: MLK Day Deliver for Voting Rights Rally in Washington D. C. (livestream). indybay.org Online via livestream…

Diversity, Equity,, Inclusion GRCC (2022-01-17). Tuesday 2/15: Voting Rights Speaker: Activist LaTosha Brown, Black Voters Matter. indybay.org Online event…

End Citzens United & Let America Vote (2022-01-17). Tuesday 1/18: Freedom to Vote: Phone Banking for Voting Rights w/ End Citizens United & Let America Vote. indybay.org Online/virtual action for voting rights…

Indivisible groups (2022-01-17). Sunday 1/16: Voting Rights Now! MLK Weekend Virtual Action Rally w/ Indivisible. indybay.org Virtual rally and online actions for voting rights…

_____ (2022-01-17). Biden Urged To Fire Covid Response Chief Over 'Damning' Failures. popularresistance.org President Joe Biden is coming under growing pressure to fire White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Jeff Zients—a former private equity executive with no public health background—as the administration continues to face criticism over its slow-moving and inadequate efforts to combat Covid-19. | Watchdog groups have long warned that Zients is not qualified to take on the massive task of leading the federal government's pandemic response given both his lack of scientific and medical experience as well as his record in the private sector, where his firm invested in a company accused of exploitative…

Staff (2022-01-17). Covid kills poor as rich get richer — report. rt.com Oxfam says that the poor have died from vaccine inequality and a lack of access to treatment | Oxfam, a charity confederation, has said that while the wealth of the world's top 10 richest people has doubled during the pandemic, the poor around the globe continue to suffer due to a dearth of vaccines and treatment. | In a report published on Monday, Oxfam

Abdul Rahman (2022-01-17). Rising inequality a form of economic violence by governments, says Oxfam report. peoplesdispatch.org The report claims that misplaced government policies have resulted in rising inequality, with the wealth of the top 10 richest men doubling during the pandemic between March 2020 and November 2021 when the incomes of 99% of the world's population have suffered…

WSWS (2022-01-17). UK income inequality worsens during pandemic. wsws.org UK average earnings for full-time work fell between 2019 and 2021 and soaring inflation and utility prices are reducing wages and living standards further.

_____ (2022-01-17). Wisconsin's Rural Schools In 'Crisis Mode'. popularresistance.org No matter who you ask, whether it's education association officials, university professors, researchers or the teachers themselves, they'll all tell you the same thing: | The number one problem facing Wisconsin's rural school districts is finding‚Äâ—‚Äâand keeping‚Äâ—‚Äâenough teachers to teach in those districts. | "The teacher shortage is an issue all across the country," says Kim Kaukl, who worked for more than 30 years as a school administrator before becoming the executive director of the Wisconsin Rural Schools Alliance (WIRSA).

Kevin Mwanza (2022-01-17). Who Is Iris Nevins? Meet The Founder Who Is Becoming A Player In NFTs And Web 3 Education. moguldom.com Iris Nevins is a 29-year-old art collector, former teacher and software engineer who has marshaled her skills to launch a non-fungible tokens (NFT) business to support Black artists in a profitable marketplace. Nevins left her career as a teacher and became a software engineer with the goal of contributing her growing technical knowledge and skills …

Sonali Kolhatkar (2022-01-17). How Scholars Are Countering Well-Funded Attacks on Critical Race Theory. zcomm.org There is a long history of right-wing forces fighting against progressive educational curricula. Now, scholars like Robin D. G. Kelley are working to level the playing field against the moneyed political interests behind the attacks…

Caitlin A. Johnstone (2022-01-17). Don't underestimate how badly the powerful need control of online speech. mronline.org Seems like almost every day now the mass media are blaring about the need for speech on the internet to be controlled or restricted in some way. Today they're running stories about Joe Rogan and Covid misinformation; tomorrow it will be something else.

Editor (2022-01-17). Damning imperialism: Marx's writing on China. mronline.org Working for the 'New York Daily Tribune', Marx excoriated the British empire's opium trade that brought China under its influence with a staggering human cost, writes NICK MATTHEWS.

Editor (2022-01-17). The missing chapter in Malcolm X's Biography they hid from you. mronline.org The missing chapter in Malcolm X's biography must be fervently resurrected.

San Francisco Public Library (2022-01-17). Wednesday 1/19: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts w/ author Rebecca Hall. indybay.org Online via Zoom or YouTube livestream…

Editor (2022-01-17). 'The State of Israel vs the Jews' — important new book chronicles Israel's spiritual demise. mronline.org Sylvain Cypel's "The State of Israel vs. The Jews" shows how bereft of human decency Israelis have become in their treatment of Palestinians, and how much Jewish moral patrimony has been given up in creating, supporting, and tolerating a Jewish State.

Editor (2022-01-17). 'The State of Israel vs the Jews' — important new book chronicles Israel's spiritual demise. mronline.org Sylvain Cypel's "The State of Israel vs. The Jews" shows how bereft of human decency Israelis have become in their treatment of Palestinians, and how much Jewish moral patrimony has been given up in creating, supporting, and tolerating a Jewish State.

Fight Back (2022-01-17). Retail sales drop in December. fightbacknews.org San José, CA – On Friday, January 14, the U.S. Department of Commerce reported that retail sales dropped 1.9% in December 2021. This number was called "terrible" by economists, who expected a very slight drop of 0.1%. Since the retail sales report is not adjusted for inflation, sales discounting higher prices fell almost 2.5%. | Many news reports tried to blame the new Omicron variant of COVID-19, which began to surge in the United States in December. But online sales, which usually go up when people don't want to shop in stores because of the pandemic, fell a much sharper 8.7% in December, more than four times…

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