New York Times Ignores Strikes in Its Own Backyard

The New York Times is excited about reporting a global “rage” when it comes from outside the United States, especially from Hong Kong. But 48,000 auto workers on strike apparently does not count for anything. Neither does the Chicago strike of 32,000 teachers. As for the causes of the global protests, the NYT points to elites’ control over resources. What they ignore is that the gap that separates the wealthy from the poor in the U.S. is among the highest in the world.
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About Barbara MacLean

Barbara MacLean has worked as an academic and career counselor at California State University, East Bay (CSUEB), Merritt and West Valley Colleges and as a career counselor and manager of the Oakland One Stop Career Center, a public career and jobs center in partnership with EDD. She is a co-founder and editor of Planning Beyond Capitalism.

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