First farmworker union forms in New York state The Counter
A new study puts a spotlight on the chronic deprivation of running or clean water in millions of American homes, predominantly in Black and indigenous communities and increasingly concentrated in urban areas.
A record number of workers are quitting their jobs. Washington Post
4.3 million people quit their jobs in August, nearly 3 percent of the workforce.
Michael Roberts: America’s ‘middle class’ now holds a smaller share of wealth than the top 1%. The middle 60% (by income) saw its wealth share drop to 26.6% of national wealth, the lowest level on record, according to the latest Federal Reserve Distributional Financial Accounts: https://federalreserve.gov/releases/z1/dataviz/dfa/ as reported by inequality expert, Gabriel Zucman.
One expert says the company—which has gotten billions of dollars from the U.S. government—is “behaving as if they have absolutely no responsibility beyond maximizing the return on investment.”
Luria’s plea to give Biden full authority to attack China is folly Responsible Statecraft
In an op-ed published in the Washington Post on Tuesday, Rep. Elaine Luria (D-Va.) calls for a debate over the Republican-sponsored Taiwan Invasion Prevention Act (TRA). This proposed bill would no longer require the president to consult with Congress first before responding to a clear threat against Taiwan, as established in the long-standing Taiwan Relations Act. Under this proposed legislation, the president would be entirely free to declare war on China, without any input from America’s representatives.
Squid Game & The Rise Of Anti-Capitalist Entertainment Laura Pitcher
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