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US President Donald Trump looks back as a question from the press is shouted after a press conference at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on January 22, 2020. (Photo: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images) News
'Hobnobbing With Billionaires in Davos,' Trump Admits—If Reelected—He Will Seek to Cut Social Security, Medicaid, and Medicare
"It'll be toward the end of the year," Trump said from Davos, Switzerland. "And at the right time, we will take a look at that. You know, that's actually the easiest of all things, if you look, cause it's such a big percentage."
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A Very Naughty Boy
The many faces of the brilliant Terry Jones Damn. Terry Jones - director, author, Chaucer scholar, Spam Lady, co-founder of the surreal, mordant, stubbornly and gleefully weird Monty Python, its "guardian spirit" and "the beating heart of it all” - has died at 77 after what his family called "a...
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In Response to Oxfam Inequality Report, Sanders Calls for Global Movement to Counter 'Greed of Billionaire Class'
The White House hopeful emphasized the need to bring people across the globe together to work for "a world of economic, social, political and environmental justice."
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Lower pay for those at the top increases the real pay for those at the bottom and middle. (Photo: Steve Rhodes/flickr/cc) Views
If Worker Pay Had Kept Pace With Productivity Gains Since 1968, Today's Minimum Wage Would Be $24 an Hour
In such a world, a full-time minimum wage worker would be earning $48,000 a year in the United States.
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More than two thousand physicians published an open letter to the American public, prescribing single-payer Medicare for All, in a full-page ad in The New York Times that will run in the print edition on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. On Monday, in a separate but related move, the American College of Physicians (ACP), a national organization representing 159,000 internists, officially endorsed single-payer Medicare for All reform. The ACP is the largest medical specialty society and second-largest physician gro News
In Historic Shift, Second Largest Physicians Group in US Has New Prescription: It's Medicare for All
"Major changes are needed," declares the 159,000-member American College of Physicians, "to a system that costs too much, leaves too many behind, and delivers too little."
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Banner reads: Capitalism isn't working. News
'Welp, Glad That's Settled:' Global Poll Finds Majority Believe Capitalism More Harmful Than Good
The majority also said they believe they won't be better off five years from now.
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The solutions come from we, the people. The solutions come from the populace living at the sharp end of inequality. (Photo: World Economic Forum/Pascal Bitz/flickr) Views
Don’t Listen to Davos. We, the People, Have the Solutions to Inequality
The UK, a nation of food banks and Ferraris, ranks as the world’s sixth-richest economy. Advocates are demanding change.
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The Power of Righteousness
MLK arrested at a lunch counter. Front photo in Birmingham Jail. File photos. Amidst dispiriting times, we pay tribute to the ever-radical Martin Luther King Jr. and his call to end the "withering injustice" still endured by African-Americans. On MLK Day, we like to post his iconic " I Have A Dream...
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Clarice Akinyi washes clothes in Mashimoni village, Nairobi, Kenya News
Blaming 'Flawed and Sexist' Capitalist System, Oxfam Report Finds 2,153 Billionaires Wealthier Than 4.6 Billion of World's Poorest
"Our broken economies are lining the pockets of billionaires and big business at the expense of ordinary men and women. No wonder people are starting to question whether billionaires should even exist."
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Sen. Bernie Sanders delivers remarks during a campaign rally in Exeter, New Hampshire on Saturday, January 18, 2020 while artist Molly Crabapple holds a drawing she did of the 2020 Democratic candidate. (Drawing: Molly Crabapple) News
Bernie Sanders Has Been Getting It Right for 40 Years. Now, Says His Movement: 'We Are Going to Win'
"We've never ever in our lifetimes had a true champion of social, economic, and climate justice this close to the White House."
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