2022-08-15: News Headlines

WSWS (2022-08-15). Why is the Michigan Medicine nurses' union abridging freedom of speech? wsws.org In a Facebook post, the president of the MNA-UMPNC has blatantly used scare tactics to tell nurses what they can and cannot discuss about Michigan Medicine while they are working without a contract.

WSWS (2022-08-14). German government's "Inflation Compensation Act:" More money for the rich. wsws.org As working families struggle to survive amid record inflation, the German government lavishes the super-rich with more cash gifts.

WSWS (2022-08-14). A new wave of strikes erupts in Turkey as inflation surges. wsws.org Surging inflation, poor working conditions and deepening poverty are pushing workers in Turkey into struggle amid a rising wave of strikes internationally.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-14). Understanding Maduro's Successful Socialist Economic Strategy. libya360.wordpress.com Franciso Dominguez CHAVISTAS TO THE CORE: The 23 de Enero working-class neighbourhood in western Caracas, commemorates on July 28 2022 what would have been Hugo Chavez's 68th birthday. January 23 1958 was the day dictator Marcos Perez Jimenez was overthrown. After years of calling Venezuela's economy a dismal failure that demonstrates the dangers of socialism,…

Keith McHenry (2022-08-14). Nowhere Land: The Magical Thinking of Santa Cruz Officials. indybay.org "The staff at the Armory treated me so badly I climbed on the van with my walker and bags and moved to the bushes near the Benchlands," explained a recently widowed woman in her 70s at the Union of the Homeless meeting this week. She was one of more than twenty Benchland residents who came to discuss the closing of camp.

Strike Debt Bay Area (2022-08-14). Saturday 9/10: Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group: Beyond Money – A Postcapitalist Strategy. indybay.org Email strike.debt.bay.area@gmail.com a few days beforehand for the the online invite.

____ (2022-08-14). China sets world record in steady high magnetic field research. ecns.cn Chinese scientists on Friday produced a steady field of 45.22 Tesla, the highest steady magnetic field by a working magnet in the world, according to Hefei Institutes of Physical Science (HFIPS) under the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

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2022-08-14: News Headlines

Strike Debt Bay Area (2022-08-14). Saturday 9/10: Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group: Beyond Money – A Postcapitalist Strategy. indybay.org Email strike.debt.bay.area@gmail.com a few days beforehand for the the online invite.

Keith McHenry (2022-08-14). Nowhere Land: The Magical Thinking of Santa Cruz Officials. indybay.org "The staff at the Armory treated me so badly I climbed on the van with my walker and bags and moved to the bushes near the Benchlands," explained a recently widowed woman in her 70s at the Union of the Homeless meeting this week. She was one of more than twenty Benchland residents who came to discuss the closing of camp.

____ (2022-08-14). China sets world record in steady high magnetic field research. ecns.cn Chinese scientists on Friday produced a steady field of 45.22 Tesla, the highest steady magnetic field by a working magnet in the world, according to Hefei Institutes of Physical Science (HFIPS) under the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Eferrari10 (2022-08-13). Intense Debate in Venezuela About Wages and National Budget Office Decisions. orinocotribune.com A diversity of voices demand greater clarity about the "ONAPRE instructions." | The substantial, expected, necessary and celebrated salary increase of March was followed, as appropriate, by the adaptation process according to collective agreements, tables, tabulators, rankings and scales of the different institutions, entities and agencies of the national public administration. | Through the Special Official Gazette No. 6,691 of March 15, 2022, the two presidential decrees that increased the mandatory monthly minimum wage, as well as the amounts of retirement benefits, pensions and the socialist basket ticket, we…

TheCOVIDBlog (2022-08-13). The Phoney Nitrogen Crisis: The Netherlands Is Ground Zero for Global Famine Agenda. Precipitating "30,000 Farmers Out of Business" globalresearch.ca

The Palestinian News & Info Agency (2022-08-13). WAFA: "Palestinian detainee Khalil Awawdeh remains on hunger strike for 153 days" imemc.org RAMALLAH, Saturday, August 13, 2022 (WAFA) — Despite his critical health condition, Palestinian detainee Khalil Awawdeh, 40, has been on hunger strike for 153 days in protest of his prolonged administrative detention without charge or trial by the Israeli occupation authorities. Awawdeh, from the town of Idna in the southern West Bank district of Hebron, …

Kaya Genc (2022-08-13). [World Report] Turkish doctors emigrate amid low pay and rising violence. thelancet.com The number of physicians leaving Tàºrkiye has surged in the past decade over concerns about working conditions. Kaya Genc reports from Istanbul.

Marco De Ambrogi (2022-08-13). [Perspectives] The power of Jatra. thelancet.com The thought of the difficult working conditions in many factories in the Bengal region brings to mind Taslima Akhter's heartbreaking photograph of two dead workers, holding each other in the rubble after the collapse of the Rana Plaza, a building that housed garment factories in Savar, Bangladesh, on April 24, 2013. Cracks that had appeared in the walls of the building before the industrial accident were ignored by the owners and the collapse resulted in the death of more than 1130 people. Different cracks and factory conditions feature in Sonali Bhattacharyya's play Chasing Hares, at the Young Vic in London, UK.

Aarathi Prasad (2022-08-13). [Perspectives] Poornima Prabhakaran: advocate for health in a changing climate. thelancet.com Poornima Prabhakaran, Head of Environmental Health and Deputy Director of the Public Health Foundation of India's Centre for Environmental Health, grew up in Bangalore and followed in the footsteps of her physician father. After her medical degree at Bangalore Medical College, she moved to New Delhi, where she worked as a Senior Medical Officer, before her "first foray into research" in the Department of Endocrinology at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences. She began thinking of working in preventive and social medicine, "but I was never convinced", she recalls, until "I got really interested in epidemiol…

Jacob Buckner (2022-08-12). 25 days on strike at Starbucks: Interview with worker and organizer Spencer Costigan. peoplesworld.org Spencer Costigan is a worker and a union organizer at the Starbucks store at 874 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston. The workers there have been on strike for nearly a month, pushed to the picket line by the company's rollout of a divisive unequal employee benefits plan aimed at curbing support for the union and by …

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2022-08-13: News Headlines

Eferrari10 (2022-08-13). Intense Debate in Venezuela About Wages and National Budget Office Decisions. orinocotribune.com A diversity of voices demand greater clarity about the "ONAPRE instructions." | The substantial, expected, necessary and celebrated salary increase of March was followed, as appropriate, by the adaptation process according to collective agreements, tables, tabulators, rankings and scales of the different institutions, entities and agencies of the national public administration. | Through the Special Official Gazette No. 6,691 of March 15, 2022, the two presidential decrees that increased the mandatory monthly minimum wage, as well as the amounts of retirement benefits, pensions and the socialist basket ticket, we…

TheCOVIDBlog (2022-08-13). The Phoney Nitrogen Crisis: The Netherlands Is Ground Zero for Global Famine Agenda. Precipitating "30,000 Farmers Out of Business" globalresearch.ca

Keith McHenry (2022-08-13). Nowhere Land: The Magical Thinking of Santa Cruz Officials. indybay.org "The staff at the Armory treated me so badly I climbed on the van with my walker and bags and moved to the bushes near the Benchlands," explained a recently widowed woman in her 70s at the Union of the Homeless meeting this week. She was one of more than twenty Benchland residents who came to discuss the closing of camp.

Aarathi Prasad (2022-08-13). [Perspectives] Poornima Prabhakaran: advocate for health in a changing climate. thelancet.com Poornima Prabhakaran, Head of Environmental Health and Deputy Director of the Public Health Foundation of India's Centre for Environmental Health, grew up in Bangalore and followed in the footsteps of her physician father. After her medical degree at Bangalore Medical College, she moved to New Delhi, where she worked as a Senior Medical Officer, before her "first foray into research" in the Department of Endocrinology at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences. She began thinking of working in preventive and social medicine, "but I was never convinced", she recalls, until "I got really interested in epidemiol…

____ (2022-08-13). China sets world record in steady high magnetic field research. ecns.cn Chinese scientists on Friday produced a steady field of 45.22 Tesla, the highest steady magnetic field by a working magnet in the world, according to Hefei Institutes of Physical Science (HFIPS) under the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Marco De Ambrogi (2022-08-13). [Perspectives] The power of Jatra. thelancet.com The thought of the difficult working conditions in many factories in the Bengal region brings to mind Taslima Akhter's heartbreaking photograph of two dead workers, holding each other in the rubble after the collapse of the Rana Plaza, a building that housed garment factories in Savar, Bangladesh, on April 24, 2013. Cracks that had appeared in the walls of the building before the industrial accident were ignored by the owners and the collapse resulted in the death of more than 1130 people. Different cracks and factory conditions feature in Sonali Bhattacharyya's play Chasing Hares, at the Young Vic in London, UK.

Kaya Genc (2022-08-13). [World Report] Turkish doctors emigrate amid low pay and rising violence. thelancet.com The number of physicians leaving Tàºrkiye has surged in the past decade over concerns about working conditions. Kaya Genc reports from Istanbul.

Mairead Skehan Gillis (2022-08-12). Huelga a Starbucks en Boston. workers.org Boston 'MegaPicket' a Starbucks en Boston, 7 de agosto, Credit: Steve Gillis Fue una semana histórica para el movimiento de trabajadores en los Estados Unidos, ya que los trabajadores de Starbucks Workers United (SBWU) en el 874 de la avenida Commonwealth en Boston, MA, cerraron su tienda para la primera . . . |

Richard Eskow (2022-08-12). Impossible‚Ñ¢ Politics: Cracker Barrel and the Future of the Left. commondreams.org Instead of mocking the Cracker Barrel crowd, the left should be organizing them against the common threat faced by all working people: the concentrated power of corporations and political elites.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-12). The Nobodies Take Office in Colombia: An In-Depth Analysis. libya360.wordpress.com Alina Duarte Fleas dream of buying themselves a dog, and the nobodies dream of escaping poverty: that one magical day good luck will suddenly rain down on them—will rain down in buckets. But good luck doesn't rain down yesterday, today, tomorrow, or ever. Good luck doesn't even fall in a fine drizzle, no matter how hard…

Jacob Buckner (2022-08-12). 25 days on strike at Starbucks: Interview with worker and organizer Spencer Costigan. peoplesworld.org Spencer Costigan is a worker and a union organizer at the Starbucks store at 874 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston. The workers there have been on strike for nearly a month, pushed to the picket line by the company's rollout of a divisive unequal employee benefits plan aimed at curbing support for the union and by …

_____ (2022-08-11). You Don't Need A Key If You Can Change The Locks. popularresistance.org Chicago, Illinois – On Friday morning, August 5th, we threw a party for our neighbors and community outside of a yellow slat-board 4-bedroom on a quiet residential block. An anticipatory buzz was in the air as about 35 people: radicals from homeless encampments, anarchist affinity groups, Maoist pre-party formations, organizations like Chicago Union of the Homeless and the Young Lords, as well as sympathetic neighbors — milled about playing music, painting cardboard signs, fussing over the food distro table, and dropping banners from second-story windows. The occasion? The re-occupation of our home after an…

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2022-08-12: News Headlines

Colin Todhunter (2022-08-11). What Was Covid Really About? Triggering A Multi-Trillion Dollar Global Debt Crisis. "Ramping up an Imperialist Strategy"? globalresearch.ca If it was indeed about public health, why close down the bulk of health services and the global economy knowing full well what the implications would be? And why mount a military-style propaganda campaign to censor world-renowned scientists and terrorise entire populations…

Sarah Anderson (2022-08-10). Congress Takes Historic Step to Tax Stock Buybacks. inequality.org

Sarah Anderson (2022-08-10). Dismantling the Lucky Sperm Club, One Baby Bond Program at a Time. inequality.org

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2022-08-11: News Headlines

Colin Todhunter (2022-08-11). What Was Covid Really About? Triggering A Multi-Trillion Dollar Global Debt Crisis. "Ramping up an Imperialist Strategy"? globalresearch.ca If it was indeed about public health, why close down the bulk of health services and the global economy knowing full well what the implications would be? And why mount a military-style propaganda campaign to censor world-renowned scientists and terrorise entire populations…

_____ (2022-08-10). Black Women Will Face The Brunt Of Abortion Bans. popularresistance.org On July 29, Louisiana reinstated a controversial abortion ban, which led to the immediate cancellation of procedures in the state. Following the Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v. Wade in late June, a number of states across the country have moved to outlaw abortion, and in Louisiana, women in poverty will bear the worst burdens of the newly reinstated ban. These women are the true experts regarding the fatal risks of taking away reproductive freedom in the state‚Äâ—‚Äânot anti-abortion politicians. | The politicians gutting abortion rights likely don't understand the pa…

_____ (2022-08-10). Immigrant Detainees Strike Over $1 A Day Pay, Working Conditions. popularresistance.org At two federal detention centers in California, more than 50 immigrant workers are on strike over unsafe working conditions and low wages. | "We are being exploited for our labor and are being paid $1 per day to clean the dormitories," said strikers at a central California detention center in a June statement received by public radio station KQED. | Detained workers, known as "housing porters," participate in a supposedly volunteer working program while locked up. They use their earnings to pay for the exorbitant cost of phone calls and commissary items like dental floss and tortillas. | "They are compelled to do…

_____ (2022-08-10). The United States Has Many Political Prisoners — Here's A List. popularresistance.org The United States constantly accuses its adversaries of holding political prisoners, while insisting it has none of its own. But for its entire history, the US government has used incarceration of its political opponents as a tool to crush dissent and advance the interests of economic elites. | Well-known cases are those entrapped or framed in US national security state sting operations, or imprisoned with extreme sentences for a minor offense because of their political activism, such as Black revolutionary George Jackson. | Each period of struggle by the working class and oppressed peoples against ruling-class c…

Stansfield Smith (2022-08-10). Political Prisoners in the United States, 2022. orinocotribune.com By Stansfield Smith &#1 ; Aug 6, 2022 | There are many ways to define what is a political prisoner. The most well-known cases are those the national security state framed-up, or imprisoned with extreme sentences for an offense because of their political activism, such as Each period of struggle by the working class and oppressed peoples against ruling class control results some activists locked up for their effective revolutionary work. "Political prisoner" has often means those jailed for fighting their national oppression, as the…

Staff (2022-08-10). Thomas Edsall Can't Even Consider That the Way We Structure Markets Creates Inequality. cepr.net The framing that we somehow need government intervention to give people a shot makes it hugely more difficult to address the problems of inequality.

Staff (2022-08-10). Free Khalil Awawdeh: 161 days of hunger strike, Palestinian prisoner's life at risk #FreeKhalil. samidoun.net Khalil Awawdeh, the 40-year-old Palestinian prisoner on hunger strike for 161 days, is in an extremely desperate health condition in the Ramle prison clinic. The Israeli occupation has repeatedly attempted to evade its commitments to the resistance, as promised by Egyptian mediators, to release Awawdeh to a hospital and free Bassam al-Saadi. He has not …

Sarah Anderson (2022-08-10). Congress Takes Historic Step to Tax Stock Buybacks. inequality.org

Sarah Anderson (2022-08-10). Dismantling the Lucky Sperm Club, One Baby Bond Program at a Time. inequality.org

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-08-10). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Cancer rehabilitation. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Cancer rehabilitation is available before, during and after cancer treatment. It helps people with cancer maintain and restore physical and emotional well-being, cope with the side effects of cancer, and recover more quickly and more fully from cancer treatment. Cancer rehabilitation involves many types of specialists working together to develop a personal rehabilitation plan that considers a person's preferences, strengths and goals. "Cancer rehabilitation aims to help patients maintain function, restore function, and, more broadly,…

Katie Miernicki (2022-08-09). Abortion ban widens assaults on women's health care. liberationnews.org The majority support abortion rights. With clear demands, and unrelenting pressure, there is still an opportunity to win back reproductive rights for working people in the United States…

Maddie Dery, Sam James (2022-08-09). Indiana passes first post-Roe abortion ban. liberationnews.org The ban introduced by Indiana lawmakers will have the most significant impact on poor and working class people.

_____ (2022-08-09). Ethiopia: the Hard Road to Peace. journal-neo.org There has been a lot of talk about peace in Ethiopia lately, and, according to many international observers, this is a truly new trend in domestic politics. But at the same time, there is a long and winding road ahead before the country can see the end of hostilities, famine and delayed state collapse. For …

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2022-08-10: News Headlines

Stansfield Smith (2022-08-10). Political Prisoners in the United States, 2022. dissidentvoice.org There are many ways to define what is a political prisoner. The most well-known cases are those the national security state framed-up, or imprisoned with extreme sentences for an offense because of their political activism, such as George Jackson. Each period of struggle by the working class and oppressed peoples against ruling class control results some …

Staff (2022-08-10). Biden to End Trump-Era "Remain in Mexico" Border Policy; Immigrants Face Ongoing Trauma, Separation. democracynow.org The Biden administration says it is officially ending the controversial Trump-era "Remain in Mexico" policy that forces asylum seekers to wait in Mexico as their cases wind through court, often in grueling conditions for months or years. We speak to attorney and activist Efrén Olivares with the Southern Poverty Law Center's Immigrant Justice Project about the impact of this policy, as well as ongoing efforts to reunite families separated at the U.S.-Mexico border under the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy in 2018. Olivares represented some of the children and thei…

Sarah Anderson (2022-08-10). Congress Takes Historic Step to Tax Stock Buybacks. inequality.org

Sarah Anderson (2022-08-10). Dismantling the Lucky Sperm Club, One Baby Bond Program at a Time. inequality.org

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-08-10). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Cancer rehabilitation. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Cancer rehabilitation is available before, during and after cancer treatment. It helps people with cancer maintain and restore physical and emotional well-being, cope with the side effects of cancer, and recover more quickly and more fully from cancer treatment. Cancer rehabilitation involves many types of specialists working together to develop a personal rehabilitation plan that considers a person's preferences, strengths and goals. "Cancer rehabilitation aims to help patients maintain function, restore function, and, more broadly,…

Dana Sanchez (2022-08-09). Credit Card Debt Is Soaring In America, Is It A Red Flag For Recession? moguldom.com As Americans struggle to pay the rising cost of rent, food, and almost everything else, they're racking up credit card debt in record-high numbers. With inflation at a 40-year high, credit-card balances account for about $890 billion of Americans' $16 trillion in household debt, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The total …

TeleSUR (2022-08-09). US Monetary Tightening Creates Stagflation in Other Countries. telesurenglish.net The stagflation outside of the United States will be very serious as capital flight to safety causes severe debt and foreign exchange crises in many parts of the world and developing countries face imported inflation due to the strong U.S. dollar, said economist Jayati Ghosh. | The U.S. dollar hegemony, which has been so crucial in the United States' own economic expansion, is going to become much more fragile in the future. There's no question that an increasing number of countries and central banks "are going to think of alternative ways of keeping their reserves and it's obvious it's the logical thing t…

Derrick Broze (2022-08-09). Recently Released Emails Provide More Evidence of Big Tech-Government Collusion. thelastamericanvagabond.com Emails released as part of several open records requests and lawsuits provide a behind-the-scenes look at the level of collaboration between the U.S. government and Big Tech companies — including targeting The Last American Vagabond's Twitter account. In July 2021, former White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki acknowledged that the White House was working with

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-09). Cuban Soldiers and Workers Tirelessly Fight the Matanzas Fire. libya360.wordpress.com "It is admirable the performance of the Revolutionary Armed Forces' helicopter pilots, flying over the darkest and hottest area of the Matanzas incident," President Diaz-Canel said. On Monday, Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel highlighted the heroism of the helicopter pilots, firefighters and workers who are working non-stop to control the fire that broke out at the…

Katie Miernicki (2022-08-09). Abortion ban widens assaults on women's health care. liberationnews.org The majority support abortion rights. With clear demands, and unrelenting pressure, there is still an opportunity to win back reproductive rights for working people in the United States…

Maddie Dery, Sam James (2022-08-09). Indiana passes first post-Roe abortion ban. liberationnews.org The ban introduced by Indiana lawmakers will have the most significant impact on poor and working class people.

_____ (2022-08-09). Ethiopia: the Hard Road to Peace. journal-neo.org There has been a lot of talk about peace in Ethiopia lately, and, according to many international observers, this is a truly new trend in domestic politics. But at the same time, there is a long and winding road ahead before the country can see the end of hostilities, famine and delayed state collapse. For …

Jamanetwork (2022-08-09). Reading Camus in Our Time of Plague. jamanetwork.com In this narrative medicine essay, an infectious diseases physician ponders how working through the COVID pandemic has changed her even though the words to explain it elude her and finds solace in the experience described in the Camus novel The Plague.

____ (2022-08-09). Hainan to eliminate COVID-19 cases at community level by Friday. ecns.cn South China's Hainan Province announced that it will eliminate all COVID-19 cases at the community level as of Friday, according to its working group for response to COVID-19 on Monday.

TeleSUR, JDO (2022-08-09). Pobreza alcanza a 24 % de población en urbes brasileñas. telesurtv.net El déficit de ingresos afecta a 19.8 millones de brasileños que residen en áreas metropolitanas. Es el mayor reportado desde 2012.

____ (2022-08-08). Hainan helps tourists stranded amid outbreak. ecns.cn The authorities in Hainan province are working hard to assist tourists who have been stranded amid a new outbreak of COVID-19 that has so far affected 13 cities and counties across the island.

_____ (2022-08-08). Clearing The Way For A Whiter, Wealthier Tax Base In Minneapolis. popularresistance.org Minneapolis, Minnesota — Minneapolis has experienced a real estate boom since the economic crash of 2008 which was triggered when lenders gave out millions of discriminatory home loans with adjustable interest rates to mostly Black and brown families causing a massive nationwide mortgage default. | In the past decade, the city added over 20,000 new units to its housing stock, with the overwhelming majority being rental units. With increased housing supply, Minneapolis added 60,000 new residents, according to the 2020 census. In recent years, the City of Minneapolis has attempted to codify "upzoning," a prac…

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2022-08-09: News Headlines

Dee Knight (2022-08-09). How to Resist the Empire's Neoliberal Debt Trap. zcomm.org The US/NATO confrontation with Russia in Ukraine is achieving just the opposite of America's aim…

____ (2022-08-08). Hainan helps tourists stranded amid outbreak. ecns.cn The authorities in Hainan province are working hard to assist tourists who have been stranded amid a new outbreak of COVID-19 that has so far affected 13 cities and counties across the island.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-09). Ethiopia: The Hard Road to Peace. libya360.wordpress.com Viktor Mikhin >There has been a lot of talk about peace in Ethiopia lately, and, according to many international observers, this is a truly new trend in domestic politics. But at the same time, there is a long and winding road ahead before the country can see the end of hostilities, famine and delayed state…

____ (2022-08-09). Hainan to eliminate COVID-19 cases at community level by Friday. ecns.cn South China's Hainan Province announced that it will eliminate all COVID-19 cases at the community level as of Friday, according to its working group for response to COVID-19 on Monday.

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-08-09). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Cancer rehabilitation. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Cancer rehabilitation is available before, during and after cancer treatment. It helps people with cancer maintain and restore physical and emotional well-being, cope with the side effects of cancer, and recover more quickly and more fully from cancer treatment. Cancer rehabilitation involves many types of specialists working together to develop a personal rehabilitation plan that considers a person's preferences, strengths and goals. "Cancer rehabilitation aims to help patients maintain function, restore function, and, more broadly,…

_____ (2022-08-08). Clearing The Way For A Whiter, Wealthier Tax Base In Minneapolis. popularresistance.org Minneapolis, Minnesota — Minneapolis has experienced a real estate boom since the economic crash of 2008 which was triggered when lenders gave out millions of discriminatory home loans with adjustable interest rates to mostly Black and brown families causing a massive nationwide mortgage default. | In the past decade, the city added over 20,000 new units to its housing stock, with the overwhelming majority being rental units. With increased housing supply, Minneapolis added 60,000 new residents, according to the 2020 census. In recent years, the City of Minneapolis has attempted to codify "upzoning," a prac…

Orinoco Tribune2 (2022-08-08). CPUSA to Host International Anti-Imperialist Conference in September. orinocotribune.com Houston—For the past several months, the International Department and the Peace and Solidarity Commission of the Communist Party USA have been working to organize the first ever international conference hosted by the CPUSA, occurring on the weekend of September 10th and 11th. The conference comes at a very important and dynamic time. U.S. imperialism is on the march around the globe. The looming end of the unipolar world order is causing much distress among the ruling class, and they are desperate to preserve their power. Whether it's through the expansion of NATO into Eastern Europe, the continued illegal…

WSWS (2022-08-08). Trump outlines police-state plans in fascist speech to Texas CPAC conference. wsws.org The openly fascist agenda espoused by Trump, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and Steve Bannon at the three-day conference amounts to a call for civil war against their political opponents and the working class.

TeleSUR (2022-08-08). President Petro Announces Tax Reform to Achieve Social Equity. telesurenglish.net During his inaugural speech on Sunday, Colombia's President Gustavo Petro confirmed that his administration will present a tax reform to Congress to obtain resources to help the most vulnerable population. | RELATED: | "Equality is possible if we are capable of creating wealth for everyone, and if we are capable of distributing it more fairly. That is why we propose an economy based on production, work, and knowledge. An…

Dana Sanchez (2022-08-08). Peter Schiff: Although China Didn't Shoot Down Nancy Pelosi's Plane, They May Dump U.S. Treasury Debt. moguldom.com China, which promised to punish the U.S. for allowing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to visit Taiwan, made good on those promises Friday, imposing sanctions on the California congresswoman and canceling dialogue with the U.S. on climate change and military relations. China has said it can annex Taiwan by force if it wants to and it …

TeleSUR (2022-08-08). Cuban Soldiers and Workers Tirelessly Fight the Matanzas Fire. telesurenglish.net On Monday, Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel highlighted the heroism of the helicopter pilots, firefighters and workers who are working non-stop to control the fire that broke out at the Supertanker Base in the province of Matanzas on Friday. | RELATED: | "At this time, it is admirable the performance of the Revolutionary Armed Forces' helicopter pilots, flying over the darkest and hottest area of ‚…

Fight Back (2022-08-08). UPS Teamsters kick off 2023 contract fight with national week of action. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – On August 1, Teamster locals across the country kicked off their 2023 contract campaign under the slogan, "UPS Teamsters United for a Strong Contract!" Members participated in rallies, parking lot meetings and t-shirt distributions throughout the week to show the company that Teamsters are ready to fight for a contract that includes part-time raises, an end to the two-tier 22.4 classification, an end to harassment, and safer working conditions. The current contract, which represents around 350,000 UPS workers, expires July 31, 2023. | August 1 marks one year until the new contract and also coincides…

TheCOVIDBlog (2022-08-08). The Phone Nitrogen Crisis: The Netherlands Is Ground Zero for Global Famine Agenda. Precipitating "30,000 Farmers Out of Business" globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2022-08-08). Publishing workers speak out on their conditions following HarperCollins strike. wsws.org Publishing workers from across the US speak on the broader working and living conditions faced in the industry which have caused many to leave their jobs.

_____ (2022-08-07). Fired Up Rail Workers Rally In Galesburg, Illinois. popularresistance.org Last month, for The Real News, I reported on the egregious working conditions that rail workers on Class I freight railroads are facing, including punitive and inhumane attendance policies, chronic understaffing (after rail companies collectively laid off 30% of their workforce since 2015), stagnant wages, and dire safety threats as trains have gotten longer and heavier while rail carriers have simultaneously sought to reduce crew sizes down to one person. This long-simmering crisis recently came to a head when a coalition of negotiators representing more than 115,000 rail workers were unable to come to an agreem…

_____ (2022-08-07). Gaza Death Toll Climbs To 43 Amid Ceasefire Reports. popularresistance.org An Egyptian-brokered ceasefire is expected to go into effect at 11: 30pm local time (20: 30 GMT). Palestinian Islamic Jihad announced the ceasefire in a statement, adding that they have a right to "respond to any Zionist aggression." | Mondoweiss correspondent in Gaza Tareq Hajjaj reported that Israeli airstrikes were ongoing in the last hour leading up to the ceasefire. | The Times of Israel reported that Israel agreed to the ceasefire, and that Egypt was working to ensure two of PIJ's principal demands, including the release of Palestinian hunger-striking prisoner Khalil Awawdeh and recently detained PIJ leader B…

Caleb Granger (2022-08-07). Black liberation leader commemorated 52 years after assassination by Houston police. liberationnews.org Long after Carl Hampton's assassination, the legacy of the young Black revolutionary is still bringing different sections of the working class together.

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2022-08-08: News Headlines

WSWS (2022-08-08). Trump outlines police-state plans in fascist speech to Texas CPAC conference. wsws.org The openly fascist agenda espoused by Trump, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and Steve Bannon at the three-day conference amounts to a call for civil war against their political opponents and the working class.

Fight Back (2022-08-08). UPS Teamsters kick off 2023 contract fight with national week of action. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – On August 1, Teamster locals across the country kicked off their 2023 contract campaign under the slogan, "UPS Teamsters United for a Strong Contract!" Members participated in rallies, parking lot meetings and t-shirt distributions throughout the week to show the company that Teamsters are ready to fight for a contract that includes part-time raises, an end to the two-tier 22.4 classification, an end to harassment, and safer working conditions. The current contract, which represents around 350,000 UPS workers, expires July 31, 2023. | August 1 marks one year until the new contract and also coincides…

WSWS (2022-08-08). Publishing workers speak out on their conditions following HarperCollins strike. wsws.org Publishing workers from across the US speak on the broader working and living conditions faced in the industry which have caused many to leave their jobs.

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-08-08). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Cancer rehabilitation. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Cancer rehabilitation is available before, during and after cancer treatment. It helps people with cancer maintain and restore physical and emotional well-being, cope with the side effects of cancer, and recover more quickly and more fully from cancer treatment. Cancer rehabilitation involves many types of specialists working together to develop a personal rehabilitation plan that considers a person's preferences, strengths and goals. "Cancer rehabilitation aims to help patients maintain function, restore function, and, more broadly,…

_____ (2022-08-07). Fired Up Rail Workers Rally In Galesburg, Illinois. popularresistance.org Last month, for The Real News, I reported on the egregious working conditions that rail workers on Class I freight railroads are facing, including punitive and inhumane attendance policies, chronic understaffing (after rail companies collectively laid off 30% of their workforce since 2015), stagnant wages, and dire safety threats as trains have gotten longer and heavier while rail carriers have simultaneously sought to reduce crew sizes down to one person. This long-simmering crisis recently came to a head when a coalition of negotiators representing more than 115,000 rail workers were unable to come to an agreem…

_____ (2022-08-07). Gaza Death Toll Climbs To 43 Amid Ceasefire Reports. popularresistance.org An Egyptian-brokered ceasefire is expected to go into effect at 11: 30pm local time (20: 30 GMT). Palestinian Islamic Jihad announced the ceasefire in a statement, adding that they have a right to "respond to any Zionist aggression." | Mondoweiss correspondent in Gaza Tareq Hajjaj reported that Israeli airstrikes were ongoing in the last hour leading up to the ceasefire. | The Times of Israel reported that Israel agreed to the ceasefire, and that Egypt was working to ensure two of PIJ's principal demands, including the release of Palestinian hunger-striking prisoner Khalil Awawdeh and recently detained PIJ leader B…

Caleb Granger (2022-08-07). Black liberation leader commemorated 52 years after assassination by Houston police. liberationnews.org Long after Carl Hampton's assassination, the legacy of the young Black revolutionary is still bringing different sections of the working class together.

SAM (2022-08-07). Baseball Immortality Meets Ungodly Inequality. inequality.org

Staff (2022-08-07). Ex primer ministro británico advierte que el país podría afrontar un "invierno de extrema pobreza" cubadebate.cu El ex primer ministro del Reino Unido, Gordon Brown, advierte en un artículo publicado en The Guardian que los británicos podrían afrontar un "invierno de extrema pobreza" debido al aumento de los precios de energía. Ante esta perspectiva, Gordon Brown instó a Boris Johnson y a los candidatos a encabezar el Gobierno a acordar un presupuesto de emergencia.

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2022-08-07: News Headlines

WSWS (2022-08-06). Workers action committees in Sri Lanka support Will Lehman's campaign for UAW president. wsws.org Comrade Lehman's struggle in the US, one of the world's most developed industrialised economies, is powerful political encouragement to our struggle in South Asia and throughout the international working class."

TeleSUR (2022-08-06). Venezuela and Trinidad and Tobago to Strengthen Cooperation. telesurenglish.net The President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, held on Friday a meeting with the Minister of Energy and Energy Industries of Trinidad and Tobago, Stuart Richard Young, which was propitious to address the strengthening of bilateral cooperation relations. | RELATED: | According to a press release from the Venezuelan Ministry of Communication and Information, with the working meeting held, the representatives of both partie…

Ximena Hasbach (2022-08-06). Latin America's Green Tide: Working women's abortion access solidarity knows no borders. liberationnews.org There are more than 30 different Mexican organizations providing support to people who need abortions in the United States.

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-08-06). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Cancer rehabilitation. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Cancer rehabilitation is available before, during and after cancer treatment. It helps people with cancer maintain and restore physical and emotional well-being, cope with the side effects of cancer, and recover more quickly and more fully from cancer treatment. Cancer rehabilitation involves many types of specialists working together to develop a personal rehabilitation plan that considers a person's preferences, strengths and goals. "Cancer rehabilitation aims to help patients maintain function, restore function, and, more broadly,…

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2022-08-06: News Headlines

WSWS (2022-08-06). Workers action committees in Sri Lanka support Will Lehman's campaign for UAW president. wsws.org Comrade Lehman's struggle in the US, one of the world's most developed industrialised economies, is powerful political encouragement to our struggle in South Asia and throughout the international working class."

Fight Back (2022-08-05). Statement condemning Nancy Pelosi's reckless visit to China's Taiwan. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement issued by Friends of Socialist China. Freedom Road Socialist Organization is one of the organizational signatories. | We condemn in the strongest possible terms the provocative and war-mongering visit of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to China's territory of Taiwan. | Pelosi is a reactionary, anti-working-class imperialist politician with a long record of inveterate hostility to Socialist China and the Chinese people. Her visit to Taiwan is a major political provocation that carries with it a grave danger of leading to regional and even world war. It…

Ann Brown (2022-08-05). Fact Check: Huey P Newton Ordered A Hit On Kwame Ture (Formerly Stokely Carmichael). moguldom.com Two of the biggest figures in the Black power movement of the late 1960s were Huey P. Newton and Kwame Ture (who was formerly known as Stokely Carmichael). Ideally, two great forces working together would only push the movement forward. But the U.S. government went behind the scenes to spread mistrust among Black activists. The …

Liberation staff (2022-08-05). A working-class victory: Chicago school board votes not to fire activist teachers. liberationnews.org The attempted firings were retaliation against the teachers for participating in the struggle to prevent a mega-polluter, General Iron, from moving to the Southeast Side of Chicago.

Minnal Kunnan (2022-08-05). Pasadena tenants stop landlord evictions. liberationnews.org The success of the PTU speaks to the power of a militant working class response.

Saruh Almendarez (2022-08-05). Philadelphia's deadly heatwaves: urban heat islands and capitalist inequality. liberationnews.org As the number of extreme heat days per year continues to rise, working-class residents become increasingly more vulnerable to health-related problems such as dehydration, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke.

_____ (2022-08-05). Chile's Draft Constitution: Undemocratic—or Too Much Democracy? popularresistance.org Chileans will vote in September on whether to approve a new constitution that promises to address inequality and lack of democracy (Reuters, 7/4/22). It would replace the present constitution imposed by the dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet, who came into power through a US-backed coup in 1973. The nation's newly elected left-wing leadership is calling for a "yes" vote, although in the much-divided country, the constitution faces steep opposition from the right. | US and Western editorialists are also pushing for a no vote. Opposition to the constitution's economic changes should be expected; of course conser…

Abdulla Shahid, Gabriel Ferrero de Loma-Osorio (2022-08-05). Solving the Hunger Crisis Is the Job of Global Solidarity. commondreams.org Millions of lives are at stake and the world's most vulnerable do not have the luxury of time.

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-08-05). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Cancer rehabilitation. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Cancer rehabilitation is available before, during and after cancer treatment. It helps people with cancer maintain and restore physical and emotional well-being, cope with the side effects of cancer, and recover more quickly and more fully from cancer treatment. Cancer rehabilitation involves many types of specialists working together to develop a personal rehabilitation plan that considers a person's preferences, strengths and goals. "Cancer rehabilitation aims to help patients maintain function, restore function, and, more broadly,…

Julia Conley (2022-08-05). Fetterman Celebrates 1 Million Individual Donations Ahead of Return to Campaign Trail. commondreams.org "The total number of contributions is a major milestone that demonstrates Fetterman's unmatched and steady grassroots support across the commonwealth."

WSWS (2022-08-05). Canadian Pacific Workers Rank-and-File Committee launches Facebook page to fight hazardous working conditions on railroads. wsws.org The Rank-and-File Committee was established in March by workers determined to reject the repeated betrayals of rail workers' struggles by the Teamsters, Unifor and other unions.

WSWS (2022-08-05). Why Canadian autoworkers should support Will Lehman's campaign for UAW president. wsws.org A socialist, Lehman is fighting for a rank-and-file rebellion against the union apparatus and to unite workers in the US with their class brothers and sisters in Canada and internationally in a counter-offensive against the corporate elite's global onslaught on jobs, wages, and working conditions.

Dave DeCamp (2022-08-04). Stoltenberg Says NATO Working With Arms Industry to Get Ukraine More Weapons. news.antiwar.com NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg on Thursday said that the military alliance was working closely with the arms industry "We are providing a lot of support but we need to do even more and be prepared for the long haul," the NATO chief told Reuters. "Therefore we're also now in close contact and working closely with the defense industry to produce mor…

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