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Tidbits - Nov. 7, 2019 - Reader Comments: Impeachment Cover-up; Trump Changing Judiciary; McConnell Countdown; Warren's Medicare for All Plan; California Fires; Army Recruitment Answer to Student Debt; Middle East - Trump Policy Collapse; and more

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Reader Comments: Impeachment and Cover-up; Trump Changing Judiciary; McConnell Countdown; Warren's Medicare for All Plan; California Fires; Army Recruitment Targets Student Debt; Middle East - Trump Policy Collapse; Resources; Announcements; and more

Neoliberalism’s Children Rise Up to Demand Justice in Chile and the World

Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J S Davies Common Dreams
It is entirely fitting that Chile should be in the vanguard of protests in this Autumn of Discontent, since Chile served as the laboratory for the neoliberal transformation of economics and politics that has swept the world since the 1970's.

Global Left Midweek - 1968 in 2019

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Worldwide Uprising! Election News from Bolivia, Canada and Germany! Reports from Hong Kong, Chile, Iraq, Kurdistan! And a Long Distance Runner Makes Her Stand for Historical Truth

Fire and Fury in the Chilean “Oasis”

Noam Titelman Nacla
On October 7 a group of middle school students organized a massive fare evasion at the Santiago metro to protest a price increase. Over the next five days it sparked an uprising, a widespread fury unprecedented in contemporary Chilean history.

Tidbits - Oct. 31, 2019 - Reader Comments: Impeachment; GOP Stunt; Witches; Medicare for All; Chile; Trade Unions; #MeToo, NBC; Help Houston Firefighters; New Social Contract for Workers; Announcements: Washington, DC, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles...

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Reader Comments: Impeachment; GOP Stunt; Witches; Medicare for All; Chile; Trade Unions; #MeToo, NBC; Houston Firefighters Need Your Help; New Social Contract for Workers National Tour; Announcements: Washington, DC, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles..

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Government-Sponsored Retirement Plans for Private-Sector Workers Fall Short

By GREGORY N. HEIRES www.thenewcrossroads.com
The government-promoted plans let employers completely off the hook and put the entire burden of retirement savings and investment management on workers. They put another nail in the coffin of traditional plans in which employers share the expense.
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