3/6-7 News Roundup and Open Thread The Progressive Wing Posted on March 6, 2023 by jcityboneMarch 8, 2023 Why Bernie is going after Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz
Quite amusing to see where Jones (Starbucks Communications Officer) worked previously—but definitely not surprising.
Jacobin wouldn’t let me copy anything so you can go the the site and read the article.
Is this Schultz yoyo going to pull the usual craporate insult and ignore the subpoena? Eversince Raygun these clowns and other chief executives ignore subpoenas, break laws, act like they’re kings and worse, and get away with it. Of course, they’re getting more and more brazen. Why not? Any of them seen the inside of an actual jail/prison yet? Nope.
I had forgotten that Hillary wanted to make Schultz her Labor Secretary. That perfectly encapsulates what a horror she is.
Effin’ campaign contributor.
“Starbucks has said unions are a threat to its business” A threat to giving up free labor and profits. I mean really!!! Do you think the people that buy thier product really care at this point if they pay 20-30 cents more for thier specialty coffee. I simple marketing note on every cup of 🥤 would simply say in order to provide our barista’s better wages and benefits we had to adjust our pricing. Their going make gi-normous profits anaway. but why not take the industry lead…
Read an interesting Intercept article that pointed out that Netanyaboob and his FRight fascist/religious allies were playing right into the hands of the BDS movement. A lot of foreign funders are taking their monies out of Israel cos of the political threat. Kinda ironic when you think about it.
T and R x 2, jcb!! 🙂 I’m posting a link to a very well-written and thought-provoking NYT guest essay. The subject? Climate change. As my fellow Birdies know, I have access to this news source on line. We are also getting the Sunday print edition again. I’ve always enjoyed their Arts sections and the environmental stuff. The publisher and editors have kept up the high quality, even though their political stuff usually leaves a lot to be desired. Anywho, enjoy. 🙂 https://www.nytimes.com/2023/03/06/opinion/climate-change-early-spring.html
I wasn’t aware you had access to NYT. Good to know!
We had a print subscription to the Sunday edition years ago. Then Hi-Tech Hubby got a daily subscription on-line which he’s kept up with. He also had a WAPO one but got disgusted after Bezos bought it and cancelled it. Now, we get the Sunday NYT print again, too. About the only news stuff I read is NC, the American Prospect, TPW, and sections of the Gray Lady. 🙂
Because the US has had the proverbial finger in that pie since 1917. Even more so since Israel was offically a nation in 1948
That’s the Intercept article I read. I constantly slam American political stupidity, but the Israelis topped us by electing this piece of trash 3 times!💩
We have about 20% of morons that really believe that cult 45 2.0 needs to happen. More than likely that still more than the population of Israel
They are also acutely aware of climate crisis. Their generation didn’t cause it; they were born into it!
And will suffer the consequences of the Greed rules the day policy that the craprate empires bought with their political $$$$$$
Illinois leads nation in applications for student debt relief
Just another example of what America excells at “GREED” They dont care about damage our greed at all costs of our current economic system. remember when Americans cant afford food, thats when the riots begin and with every passing year we get closer to that scenario
The governor of Illinois isn’t opposed to Biden’s plan at all. Illinois has been working on expanding monetary assistance grants to potential students. MAP has been around before Pritzker arrived in Springfield, but they tended to be for the most poor and if I recall, they also had to have a certain GPA. I’m glad to see the expansion as more flexible. Pell Grants are not enough.
I presume, however, that not all IL students who applied for student debt relief necessarily went to public universities within the state.
Pritzker sounds like he’s not just smart; he’s shrewd.
I would like to ask him the question Bill Maher asked Bernie on Real Time last Friday: are you for equity or equality?
How about cutting a chunk of the parasitic MICC budget? I got my graduate degree on fed loans and paid every cent back. It helped me establish credit, too. I support debt forhgiveness. My late mother was born into white poverty. Education was a sacred commandment to her. 🙂
Big John knows he has access to the best healthcare in this country now. He’s taking advantage and getting his med problems fixed. He is also doing his job as a public servant representing his fellow Pennsylvanians. As a long-suffering Floridian, I envy PA, sigh…..
You bet this contagion is growing. The young folk figure what do they have to lose at this point?
We’ll see, but Matt Stoller seems to believe this will occur.
Stoller does know craporate monopoly. 🙂
Thought-provoking, jcb. 🙂
Thought more craperations would instruct their congresscritters to get behind this as thar be profits thier
Ahhh The Fed currupt to the core. They want 2 million layofffs to tone down the economy and then the GQP can complain that to many Americans are on unemployment and assisted living.. Some economic system we have…
Authoritarian is just a slick way of saying totalitarian. Problem is the age of these rulers. Kilicdaroglu is in his early 70s. I’m sure ole Erdogan is no youngster. No surprise about those earthquakes being a tipping point either.
I live in an urban downtown area, and have for over 40 years. Of course, I’ve always wanted to leave cos of political reasons. The positives echo this read. I’m a lifelong walker and I can do it all over the place. I don’t do it at night cos of my age. Basic common sense. 🙂
IL’s former governor would have likely refused to expand Medicaid. In contrast, Pritzker used almost every FED dollar to benefit citizens in the state. It’s called American Rescue for a good reason (unlike the Inflation Reduction Act) as Pritzker and the other 19 Dem guv’s used to it to close gaps in state budgets, including expanding health care access. I think though Pritzker favors Medicare Advantage, whereas I do not.
Well, FL isn’t really helped. The Tallahassee goon squad is why we have not taken advantage of offers like increased Medicaid Aid, Mass Transit aid, etc. I don’t have diabetes, but if that federal price control on insulin goes into full effect; and is enforced(!), that will be a big one here.