We are facing a mental health crisis and low-pay workers are being hit hardest

Coronavirus (Covid-19) has hit the mental health of the poorest workers the hardest, a study has found. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Oxford, found that lower-paid workers have borne the brunt of job and income losses during the pandemic. This has led to a larger impact on their mental health. Of people experiencing economic consequences of coronavirus, lower-paid workers were twice as likely to report depression and health anxiety. Doctor Dirk Witteveen, co-author of the study, said: The economic burden of the COVID-19 lockdown disproportionately fell on the shoulders of workers in lower prestige-ranked jobs – those with lower-pay and lower-skill. They were confronted…

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Labour NEC election: Grassroots Voice team ‘fighting for the future we need’

On Monday 19 October, Labour party members can begin voting for the candidates they want to see on the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC). The NEC is the Labour Party’s governing body, making key decisions, such as who can run as a parliamentary candidate, as well as having a key role in deciding on the party’s manifesto. Those who are standing are competing for nine seats. “Britain needs socialist policies more than ever” Six left-wing candidates standing for election have formed a slate called Grassroots Voice. This team of candidates said: “who gets to sit on [the NEC] and what their political beliefs and motivations are is extremely…

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Jeremy Scahill on Trump's "Homicidal" Pandemic Response & What's at Stake in November Election

As President Trump campaigns in swing states that are also coronavirus hot spots, The Intercept’s Jeremy Scahill argues he is directly responsible for the poor U.S. response to the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed almost 220,000 people in the country so far and sickened millions. “I don’t know how else to describe what Trump has done except homicidal,” says Scahill, host of a new seven-part audio series that examines the Trump era. Source link

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Jeremy Scahill on Trump’s “Homicidal” Pandemic Response & What’s at Stake in November Election

As President Trump campaigns in swing states that are also coronavirus hot spots, The Intercept’s Jeremy Scahill argues he is directly responsible for the poor U.S. response to the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed almost 220,000 people in the country so far and sickened millions. “I don’t know how else to describe what Trump has done except homicidal,” says Scahill, host of a new seven-part audio series that examines the Trump era. Source link

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Jeremy Scahill: “Trump Is Not the Root of the Problem, He Is a Product of American Imperial History”

Donald Trump ran for president in 2016 with a mixed message of attacking the legacy of the Iraq War and U.S. military adventurism, while simultaneously pledging to commit war crimes and promote imperialism. As we look back at Trump’s record, Jeremy Scahill, co-founder of The Intercept, says his flouting of international norms and bullying of other countries is in keeping with how U.S. presidents have long behaved. “Donald Trump is not the root of the problem. Donald Trump is a product of American imperial history,” Scahill notes. Source link

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Jeremy Scahill: Trump’s Xenophobia Is Horrific, But U.S. Immigration Policy Has Always Been Racist

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.AMY GOODMAN: Which takes us from racism to xenophobia, part two of your audio documentary series American Mythology called “Administration of Xenophobia.” This clip begins with you, Jeremy Scahill. JEREMY SCAHILL: From the beginning, Trump’s approach to upending immigration in the country has been met with legal challenges, including on DACA and family separation. While those challenges wind their way through the courts, the Trump administration has also developed a sophisticated strategy of implementing interlocking changes that will be difficult to undo. Recent analysis from the Migration Policy Institute finds that the administration has adopted more…

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Jeremy Scahill: Trump Has Incited White Supremacists & Emboldened Police to Act Outside the Law

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The Quarantine Report. I’m Amy Goodman. President Trump campaigned in Michigan, Wisconsin and Nevada over the weekend as he scrambles to pick up more support in critical swing states in these last two closing weeks of the 2020 race. Speaking in Muskegon, Michigan, Saturday, President Trump demanded Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer reopen the state. The crowd soon started chanting “Lock her up.” Trump responded by saying, “Lock them all up.” PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: You got to get your governor to open up your state, OK? And get your schools…

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Headlines for October 19, 2020

U.S. COVID-19 Cases Surge as Trump Continues Unmasked Campaign RalliesCases Mounting Across Europe as New Restrictions EnactedTop Palestinian Official Saeb Erekat in Critical Condition with COVID-19Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Accuses Trump of Inspiring, Incentivizing and Inciting TerrorismWhite Supremacists Indicted for Arms Trafficking, Murder and Plotting to Bomb SynagogueDeath Toll in Nagorno-Karabakh Fighting Mounts as New Ceasefire Falls ApartKyrgyzstan Installs New President, Who Will Also Serve as Prime MinisterAlexei Navalny Calls on Trump to Denounce Use of Chemical WeaponsCar Bomb in Central Afghanistan Kills at Least 12, Injures Over 100 PeopleThailand Protests Continue in Face of Government and Police CrackdownEvo Morales's MAS Party Set for Outright Victory in Bolivia,…

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