Amid a growing furor over critical race theory, Matthew Hawn told his high school students in rural Kingsport, Tenn., that White privilege is ‘a fact’
Right Livelihood Award to Freda Huson, chief (Dzeke ze’) from the Wet’suwet’en people in Canada: “For her fearless dedication to reclaiming her people’s culture and defending their land against disastrous pipeline projects.”
This breathtaking speech by Maxida Märak, Swedish-Sámi artist introducing Chief Howihkat Freda Huson of the Wet’suewet’en for the 2021 Right Livelihood Award is absolute 🔥🔥🔥
Watch and be inspired pic.twitter.com/cejblOFLJN
— Brandi Morin (@Songstress28) December 4, 2021
The single most important underlying cause of the 2021 supply chain back-up and crisis in the U.S. is a longstanding “shortage” of workers to keep goods moving.
According to the American Trucking Association there’s a “historic high” shortage of 80,000 drivers. This isn’t just truckers down with the virus. Nor is this “shortage” due to a lack of people who could drive trucks. As any Teamster can tell you, it’s stagnant pay, long hours, high stress, and health issues that drive workers from the industry and keep job seekers away. And that was the case well before the pandemic struck.
We Don’t Need a 24/7 Economy Rebecca Gordon
Consider what it means for an American president to call for dock workers to go on a 24/7 schedule to ensure that Christmas presents arrive at homes on time. A Gilded Age? Not for those workers heading for the night shift, that’s for sure.
The billionaire balloon Yahoo News
The super-rich are getting stupid rich: New data out today shows the share of global wealth held by the richest slice of humanity swelled by almost a full percentage point during the pandemic.
America’s Middle Class Drastically Shrinks Real-World Economics
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