Posts Tagged ‘equity’

Taking aim at predatory equity firms, Warren leads bill to ‘stop Wall Street looting’

Accusing private equity companies of “drooling” over the prospect of snatching up businesses faltering during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Wednesday led the reintroduction of a bill to “fundamentally reform” the predatory industry and “level the playing field” by forcing firms “to take responsibility for the outcomes” of their acquisitions. “Private equity […]

Orange County Equity Map Designed to Further ‘Social Progress’

Officials say that Orange County’s new online data platform, the OC Equity Map, has been a useful tool in highlighting social and health disparities amidst the COVID-19 pandemic in recent months, but it could soon be used for more. In addition to utilizing the map for COVID-19-related planning and the implementation of strategies, officials will be able […]

4th Graders Required to Complete ‘Equity Survey,’ Told Not to Discuss with Parents

A fourth grade student in the Sartell-St. Stephen school district in Minnesota informed the school board students were required to complete an “equity survey,” and told not to “repeat any of the questions to our parents.” [embedded content] “My teacher said that I could not skip any questions even when I didn’t understand them,” Haylee […]

Minnesota Student Says Teacher Told Her to Hide ‘Equity Survey’ Questions From Parents

A Sartell-St. Stephen School District student is speaking out after the school required grade-school children to take an equity survey. Some students didn’t understand some of the surveys questions, but were told by a teacher they couldn’t repeat the survey questions to their parents, according to a video uploaded by Alphanews. The survey asked questions […]

The Massachusetts Coalition for Health Equity stands with Palestine: A call to action

Editor’s Note: Last month The Scientific American removed an op-ed calling for solidarity with Palestinians from its website after the magazine was targeted by pro-Israel groups. The Massachusetts Coalition for Health Equity have released a public statement on behalf of 400 medical, public health, and community leaders to Scientific American, in solidarity with the authors […]

Private-Equity ‘Vampires’ Run Into A Wall Of Worker Resistance

The sudden plan to close a plant in Janesville, Wisconsin, has led union workers to launch a major campaign as they fight for their jobs. At the peak of the Great Recession in 2008, General Motors was bailed out by U.S. taxpayers and survived. Bail-out money in hand, GM sharply increased its production in China and other […]

Outrageous! Here’s a Look at the Shocking White Privilege, Gender Equity Lesson Plans Used To Indoctrinate Your Children

by Alicia Powe Parents may not be able to vet or opt out of the social justice, ideologically skewed educational regimen being taught nationwide in K-12 classrooms. But thousands of lesson plans designed to instill students with a gender-fluid, racist, anti-American ideology are available for review at TeachersPayTeachers.com, a site allowing teachers to sell and […]

Outrageous! Here’s a Look at the Shocking White Privilege, Gender Equity Lesson Plans Used To Indoctrinate Your Kids

by Alicia Powe Parents may not be able to vet or opt out of the social justice, ideologically skewed educational regimen being taught nationwide in K-12 classrooms. But thousands of lesson plans designed to instill students with a gender-fluid, racist, anti-American ideology are available for review at TeachersPayTeachers.com, a site allowing teachers to sell and […]

Vaccine Equity and G7 Summit: Solidarity Not Charity, Justice Not Denial of Human Rights

Vaccine equity is not working because besides the role played by the fascists and the authoritarian regimes in denying vaccine access to their population, also, it is behind the cloak of human rights that the western countries are not sharing the knowledge of production and manufacturing of the basic life-saving technologies in the times of […]

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin: ‘We Have Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Focus in the Military’

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Thursday said although he did not think the military is “fundamentally racist,” there is a focus on “diversity, equity, and inclusion.” During a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) grilled Austin on whistleblower complaints from service members who said they were essentially being taught critical race theory. […]

Meghan Markle And Prince Harry Encourage Vaccine Equity: ‘Can’t Leave Anybody Behind’

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have a new mission: vaccine equity.  Global Citizen, an international advocacy group, announced on Tuesday that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on Tuesday are the Campaign Chairs for the upcoming event: “Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World.” The concert, which will take place on May 8, “calls for […]

PRIVATE EQUITY

Private equity does to a businesses what the US government did to Iraq?  In 2003, private equity ‘fat-cats’ bought Debenhams stores in the UK. They ‘stripped its assets’. The fat cats sold the stores, leased the stores for high rents, collected huge dividends of £1.2 billion, and crippled the future of Debenhams The private equity […]

A Private Equity Firm Bought Ancestry, and Its Trove of DNA, For $4.7 Billion

SCREENGRAB: ANCESTRY.COM Blackstone, which says it will not have access to people’s data, acquired the genealogy and home DNA testing company from a group of other investment firms. The genealogy company Ancestry has been acquired by investment firm Blackstone for $4.7 billion, changing ownership of the company and its trove of user-submitted DNA from a set […]

Private Equity Kills Toys R Us, Workers Get No Severance

By Jerri-Lynn Scofield, who has worked as a securities lawyer and a derivatives trader. She now spends much of her time in Asia and is currently working on a book about textile artisans. Toys R Us will shutter all stores by the end of this month. I wrote about the role […]

Prosecuted Then, Prioritized Now: LA Brings Social Equity to Marijuana Sellers

LOS ANGELES – Beginning in January in Los Angeles, individuals who are low-income and/or have had a conviction for a marijuana-related offense will enjoy priority status when it comes to applying for a license to legally sell the herb. Cultivators or manufacturers will also have such status, thanks to the Los Angeles City Council.  On Wednesday […]

#WeChoose Equity In Education Campaign

Launched just after Education Secretary Betsy DeVoss was appointed in February, 2017, the #WeChoose campaign is fighting for equity in education. They write: “We are not fooled by the ‘illusion of school choice.’ The policies of the last twenty years, driven more by private interests than by concern for our children’s education, are devastating our […]

Gartman: “This May Be One Of The Most Important Days In The Future Of Equity Markets”

Gartman: “This May Be One Of The Most Important Days In The Future Of Equity Markets” Zero Hedge August 18, 2017 Having staked his reputation one week ago that the “bull market has come to an end“, the jury is still out on Dennis Gartman’s latest forecast, although one thing is becoming clear – the […]

Aid-Money Laundering As An NGO Racket. Haiti

Print Friendly Above Photo: From GlobalResearch.ca. Getty Images. It took the January 12, 2010 earthquake in Haiti to expose the rot in the world’s charities. Well-meaning people and their governments donated about $12 billion dollars of emergency aid, virtually none of which reached individual Haitians. The funds that were delivered went mostly to enrich the donor countries’ […]

Chicago releases video of police using Taser on man in cell who later died

The mayor said that either the actions of the officers involved or the policies of the department were at fault — and that he hadn’t received a good enough answer on either point from the former leadership of the Independent Police Review Authority. “As a result I do not consider this case to […]

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