Universal basic income is only the first step towards an equitable economy

Universal basic income is only the first step towards an equitable economy

Artists have always lived in a gig economy, paid only after they've completed their work. That's why most artists hold day jobs, perhaps supplemented by occasional grants. So it's logical that, in Canada, artists are leading the call for a universal basic income (UBI), a reliable monthly stipend which they can top off with the proceeds from their work.

Hong Kong’s ‘Grandma Wong’ arrested for solo Tiananmen protest

Hong Kong’s ‘Grandma Wong’ arrested for solo Tiananmen protest

Police in Hong Kong have arrested a 65-year-old democracy activist as she staged a lone demonstration over China’s deadly Tiananmen crackdown, in a vivid illustration of the zero tolerance wielded by authorities towards protest in the financial hub. Alexandra Wong was detained on Sunday on suspicion of taking part in an unlawful assembly as she walked towards Beijing’s liaison office in Hong Kong. Wong – known locally as “Grandma Wong” – was a regular fixture of the huge democracy protests that swept Hong Kong in 2019. 

Pac funded by Trump loyalists targets 10 Republicans who voted to impeach him

Pac funded by Trump loyalists targets 10 Republicans who voted to impeach him

The 10 Republican House representatives who voted to impeach Donald Trump are all being targeted by a well-funded new political group largely funded by supporters of the former president. America Strong Pac has launched a website which features all 10 of the Republican rebels, whose vote angered Trump and his legion of loyal followers who still hold immense power in the party despite his 2020 election loss to Joe Biden.

 

Four more Oath Keepers indicted for participating in Capitol attack

Four more Oath Keepers indicted for participating in Capitol attack

Four additional members of the Oath Keepers, a far-right militia group that took part in the storming of the US Capitol on 6 January, have been indicted for participating in the event. The four new defendants are charged with conspiring to obstruct Congress’s confirmation of the 2020 presidential election results in a joint session of Congress that was interrupted by the attack on the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob. Five deaths were ultimately linked to the attack. The four Oath Keepers are each accused of forcing entry through the Capitol’s East Rotunda doors after marching up the steps wearing combat uniforms, tactical vests, helmets and Oath Keepers insignia.

Help Grow Progressive Daily News