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The Guardian UK:
"Dear Larry Fink: it's time to stop lavishing your wealth on the police
Morris Pearl. The CEO of one of the world’s largest financial firms gives lip service to racial justice. But his actions speak otherwise. ...
If America’s millionaires tried even one-tenth as hard to end police brutality as they’ve tried to cut their own taxes, we would be looking at a completely different world. ... Mr Fink has voiced a commitment to racial equity and said all the right things in the last few weeks, but he has not actually done what he professes to believe in. ...
Yet, at the same time as Mr Fink is sympathizing with a movement against anti-Blackness, he has remained a donor to the New York Police Foundation (NYPF), which pays for equipment and training and provides incentives for anonymous tips that lead to arrests. For the last three years, Mr Fink has served as co-chair of the NYPF’s annual gala."
-->It takes a newspaper from outside the empire to point out how billionaires like to talk about racial justice, as they support racist police forces. Maybe protecting their money comes first. The NYT didn't touch this story.
The Guardian UK
"Revealed: super-rich donate to Cuomo as he rejects tax hikes for billionaires. ... Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York has stood firm against intensifying pressure to avert massive budget cuts by raising taxes on the many billionaires who live in his state.
As that campaign to tax billionaires received a recent boost from Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and New York’s Democratic state legislative leaders, Cuomo has insisted that he fears that the tax initiative will prompt the super-rich to leave the state. ...
But in defending billionaires, Cuomo is protecting a group of his most important financial boosters. More than a third of New York’s billionaires have funneled cash to Cuomo’s political machine, according to a Too Much Information review of campaign finance data and the Forbes billionaire list."
-->The NYT didn't print this story either. Our "newspaper of record" likes the billionaires as much as Cuomo does.
"Bolivians Join Mass Marches Against Election Delay by Right-Wing Coup Government. Thousands of Bolivians took to the streets this week in mass demonstrations and marches against the coup government's decision to postpone the country's presidential election until October, further extending the brutal reign of unelected right-wing President Jeanine Añez as the coronavirus continues to ravage the Latin American nation. ...
'Bolivia shows how the ideologues of the free market are more than happy to toss out any semblance of democratic rule if they feel threatened,' [wrote Bolivian journalist Oliver Vargas. 'It also exposes the true character of interventions by governments like the U.S. and U.K. in international affairs to 'promote democracy.' "
-->The US was behind the coup that toppled Bolivia's elected president, Evo Morales, last year. Now the empire's newspaper of record isn't reporting the devastation that has followed. It is just like Honduras. First a US coup, then years of oppression and right wing death squads. The American way, but it never gets reported in the NYT.