Oppression and Exploitation News September 24 – 30

Harming people – Keeping people oppressed 2020

Revealed: pro-Trump activists plotted violence ahead of Portland rallies Jason Wilson and Robert Evans The Guardian September 23, 2020
Patriots Coalition members suggested political assassinations and said ‘laws will be broken, people will get hurt’, leaked chats show.

A MAGA Militia? How the President’s campaign is recruiting an “Army For Trump” Seth Cohen Forbes September 21, 2020

Police and racist vigilantes: Even worse than you think John Knefel The American Prospect September 10, 2020

Harm through the market 2020

Long-concealed records show Trump’s chronic losses and years of tax avoidance Russ Buettner, Susanne Craig and Mike McIntire New York Times September 27, 2020

Virus’s unseen hot zone: The American farm Laura Reiley and Beth Reinhard Washington Post September 24, 2020

Harvard’s Chetty finds economic carnage among lower-income workers Ben Steverman Bloomberg Businessweek September 24, 2020
By April, the bottom quarter of wage earners, those making less than $27,000 a year, had lost almost 11 million jobs, more than three times the number lost by the top quarter, which earn more than $60,000 annually. By late June the gap had widened further.

Plight of the ‘Physical Worker’: Worn-out bodies and little savings Tammy LaGorce New York Times September 25, 2020
Americans laboring on farms, in factories and on cleaning crews often have to retire before safety-net programs kick in and without assets in employer plans.

Discrimination 2020

Stop telling Black people we could close the wealth gap if we valued education more Michelle Singletary Washington Post September 25, 2020
Black parents feel it’s very important that their children earn a college degree, Michelle Singletary writes. But a degree doesn’t necessarily confer the same advantages it does for Whites.

Fighting India’s Bonded Labor during the COVID-19 pandemic – Part 1 Rina Mukherji Inter Press Service September 22, 2020

British elites know who isn’t quite their type Josh Glancy Foreign Policy January 11, 2020

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