FINALLY A Progressive on Joe Biden’s Cabinet, Xavier Becerra Picked For HHS Head…

Date: December 09, 2020

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“Did Joe Biden really just pick a Progressive to lead HHS?

President-elect Joe Biden is nominating California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to serve as his first secretary of health and human services, his transition team said in a press release early Monday. He would oversee a sprawling department set to play a leading role in the distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine, and he would be tasked with helping to build public trust in it.

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https://www.cbsnews.com/news/xavier-becerra-nominee-department-of-health-and-human-services/

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Economic Update: Social Movement Gains in L.A….

Date: December 09, 2020

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“On this week’s show, Prof. Wolff discusses the immense social waste of US unemployment now, Trump ban on investing in Chinese companies, new global organization for worker co-ops, higher education cuts in UK and US. The second half of the show features an interview with Niki Okuk, South Central LA activist fighting for community control of downtown Crenshaw Mall.

Niki Okuk is a South Central Los Angeles resident and activist working to halt rapid gentrification through a community lead bid to buy and redevelop the 40-acre Crenshaw Mall under a cooperative and community wealth building model. She has spent several years building green-collar jobs and a
democratic workplace, which she spoke about in her 2017 TED talk “Fire the Boss.” She is a Black Lives Matter organizer and tribal member Awakane Kamanuku.”

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