Super-rich increase their share of world’s income

The share of wealth owned by the world’s richest people soared during the Covid pandemic, a major study on inequality has found. The World Inequality Report said that 2020 saw the steepest increase in billionaires’ wealth on record. Meanwhile, 100 million people sank into extreme poverty, the report from the Paris-based World Inequality Lab said. TheContinue reading “Super-rich increase their share of world’s income”

Rohingya refugees from Myanmar sue Facebook for $150B for spreading hate speech

Group says social media giant didn’t do enough to stop hate speech that contributed to violence Rohingya refugees from Myanmar are suing Meta Platforms Inc, formerly known as Facebook, for $150 billion US over allegations that the social media company did not take action against anti-Rohingya hate speech that contributed to violence. A U.S. class-actionContinue reading “Rohingya refugees from Myanmar sue Facebook for $150B for spreading hate speech”

Let’s talk about which way the Overton window in the US is headed – Beau of the Fifth Column

9 Democrats urge DOJ to free lawyer who won lawsuit against Chevron

Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and seven other House Democrats are urging the Justice Department to release American environmental lawyer Steven Donziger, who helped Indigenous communities in Ecuador win a $9.5 billion lawsuit against Chevron. Why it matters: Human rights groups say the charges against Donziger, who is serving a six-month prison term for contempt ofContinue reading “9 Democrats urge DOJ to free lawyer who won lawsuit against Chevron”

Florida state senator files bill to allow employers to offer sub-minimum ‘training wage’

The proposal would allow employers to offer training wage to workers for first six months of employment State Senator Jeff Brandes is looking to make a change to Florida’s minimum wage laws that would allow employers to offer a “training wage” which would be below the state’s current minimum wage. Brandes, a Republican from Pinellas County,Continue reading “Florida state senator files bill to allow employers to offer sub-minimum ‘training wage’”

Failure to share Covid vaccines ‘coming back to haunt us’, says Gordon Brown

Ex-PM says world was ‘forewarned’ of dangers of failing to vaccinate poorer countries amid rise of new variant ‘New variant is no surprise when rich countries are hoarding vaccines’ The failure of wealthy nations to get vaccines to the developing world is “coming back to haunt us”, Gordon Brown has warned, as experts said the emergence ofContinue reading “Failure to share Covid vaccines ‘coming back to haunt us’, says Gordon Brown”

‘Bad Politics, Bad Policy’: Sanders Slams House Democrats for Including Tax Cut for Rich in BBB

“The bottom line here is we have to help the middle class, not the 1%,” said the senator. Sen. Bernie Sanders warned late Thursday that a tax deduction that will disproportionately benefit wealthy Americans and that Democratic House leaders insisted on keeping in the Build Back Better Act will harm the party in upcoming elections,Continue reading “‘Bad Politics, Bad Policy’: Sanders Slams House Democrats for Including Tax Cut for Rich in BBB”

Mexican president floats global anti-poverty plan in U.N. speech

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Tuesday pitched a global anti-poverty plan that seeks to uplift some 750 million poor people who live on less than $2 a day and would be financed largely by rich. In a speech to the United Nations, Lopez Obrador stressed that the plan could give the world’s poorContinue reading “Mexican president floats global anti-poverty plan in U.N. speech”

Josh Hawley Blames The Left For Rightwing Policy That Killed Jobs – The Rational National

During an interview with Axios, the ‘cancelled’ and ‘manly’ Republican Senator Josh Hawley claimed that the left is destroying men.

COP26: Protesters worldwide demand action on climate crisis

Amid COP26 talks, more than 200 events worldwide demand action for communities already affected by climate change. Protests are under way for a second day in cities around the world as part of a global mobilisation against what campaigners say is a lack of urgency to address global warming at a crunch United Nations climate summit inContinue reading “COP26: Protesters worldwide demand action on climate crisis”

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