2022-09-27: News Headlines

Speak Out Socialists (2022-09-27). Saturday 10/22: War, Inflation, Growth of the Far-Right … How Can the European Working Class Fight Back? indybay.org ZOOM Link: | us02web.zoom.us/j/82158800683?pwd=N2J6UjgxNWhNak1WRWdUdm9CUit4QT09 | Meeting ID: 821 5880 0683 | Passcode: 340756 | One tap mobile | +16699009128,,82158800683#,,,,340756# US (San Jose) +16694449171,,82158800683#,,,,340756# US | Dial by your location | +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose) | +1 669 444 9171 US | +1 719 359 4580 US | +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) | +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) | +1 646 931 3860 US | +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) | +1 309 205 3325 US | +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) | +1 386 347 53 US | +1 564 217 2000 US…

WSWS (2022-09-27). Preparing for class war, Sri Lankan president declares "high security zones" wsws.org President Wickremesinghe is preparing for class war against the working class and poor as he is implementing savage austerity measures under the dictates of International Monetary Fund.

Kathy Durkin (2022-09-27). Youth join global strike for climate justice. workers.org Climate strikers in Bengaluru, India, one of 450 global locations, were among hundreds of thousands demanding "climate reparations and justice" Sept. 23. Young people in Asia, Africa and Europe joined a coordinated Global Climate Strike that called for wealthy countries to pay reparations to poorer countries that have been the . . . |

WSWS (2022-09-27). Mussolini's heirs return to power in Italy. wsws.org The election of a far-right government is the product of the disenfranchisement of the working class by reactionary parties that the ruling elite falsely markets as the "left."

People's Tribune (2022-09-27). Santa Cruz Dismantles Camp of Hundreds of the Houseless. indybay.org The City of Santa Cruz, CA, in a county with the second highest rent in the country, is evicting an estimated 300 people living in wall-to-wall tents running along a riverbed right next to this largely wealthy city's downtown. The camp, in existence for about three years, was sanctioned by the City; houseless people were directed to go there because the City didn't have enough beds. Now, the City cites sanitation, drug use and complaints as reasons for closing the Benchlands camp. "This never needed to become a crisis for the hundreds of houseless people driven to the Benchlands by police and social service agenc…

Fight Back (2022-09-26). Red Theory: The party of a new type. fightbacknews.org In order to have a successful revolution that can overthrow the capitalist ruling class, put the working class into power, and build socialism, we need to be organized in the way that is best suited to that task. The great leader of the Bolshevik revolution, V.I. Lenin, took up this question of Marxist revolutionary organization in 1902 in his book, What is to be Done? In this book, Lenin for the first time gives us the theory of the "Party of a new type." | In this early period of the revolutionary movement in Russia, much like in the U.S. today, there were many groups and organizations contending for leadershi…

____ (2022-09-26). Colin Chinnery: the journey to record Chinese sounds. ecns.cn Sound artist Colin Chinnery has been collecting sounds from across China for the past 10 years. Speaking with a Beijing dialect, he is now working on a sound museum of 6,000 square meters in Songzhuang, east of the capital city. He has lived here most of his life and witnessed the city change over time.

Chris Hedges (2022-09-26). Chris Hedges: The Return of Fascism. mintpressnews.com The bankruptcy of the liberal class means that those who decry the folly of permanent war and NATO expansion, mercenary trade deals, exploitation of workers by globalization, austerity and neoliberalism come increasingly from the far-right.

WSWS (2022-09-26). Striking health care workers in Germany: "Privatization was a big mistake!" wsws.org A 24-hour warning strike Tuesday at the University Hospital of Giessen and Marburg (UKGM) has once again exposed the disastrous working conditions in Germany's nursing profession.

TeleSUR (2022-09-26). Jordan Cracks Down Water Theft Amid Water Shortage. telesurenglish.net Jordan's Ministry of Water and Irrigation has stepped up efforts in combatting water thefts and improving supply infrastructure, as water reserves at its dams are nosediving, and public grudge against repeated outages are fuming. | RELATED: | It is exerting its utmost efforts to provide water to residents across the country, working on addressing all concerns, including dismantling illegally-laid water pipes, and improving the water supply sy…

SAM (2022-09-26). Corporate America Suddenly OK with Paying Taxes… inequality.org

_____ (2022-09-26). Palestinian Prisoners Go On Indefinite Hunger Strike. popularresistance.org On Sunday, September 25, 30 Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails started an indefinite hunger strike to protest the Israeli policy of administrative detention without charge or trial. The strike demanding an end to this policy has been organized under the slogan: "Our decision is freedom..our strike is freedom." | The prisoners issued a joint statement before the formal commencement of their strike which was read outside the Israeli Ofer prison by their family members along with members of Addameer and other prisoner solidarity groups. | Some of the leading figures participating in the hunger strike a…

Isabella (2022-09-26). It's Time to Do Away With Dark Money. inequality.org

Staff (2022-09-26). Poverty Correlates with the Recent Increase in Gun Violence. cepr.net Eliminating poverty will bring numerous social benefits to US society, and one of them might be a significant reduction in the country's extremely high rate of gun violence.

Chris Hedges (2022-09-26). We Have Seen This Movie Before: The Fascists Have Arrived. commondreams.org The failure of the neoliberal order—which continues to ignore the needs and aspirations of the people—gives fuel to an ascendant far right that feeds on the despair and humiliation of the working class.

WSWS (2022-09-26). South Korean bus drivers overwhelmingly vote to strike. wsws.org The broad support for a strike among Gyeonggi Province bus drivers is a further indication that South Korean workers are looking for a way to fight back against the attacks on their working and living conditions.

_____ (2022-09-25). The Israel Files: Wikileaks Docs Show Top Hollywood Producers Working with Israel To Defend Its War Crimes. popularresistance.org As Israel was launching a deadly assault on Gaza, killing thousands of civilians and displacing more than 100,000 people, many of America's top TV, music and film producers were organizing to protect the apartheid state's reputation from widespread international condemnation. | Together, the Sony Archive — a cache of emails published by Wikileaks — prove that influential entertainment magnates attempted to whitewash Israeli crimes and present the situation as defending itself from an impending "genocide", liaised with Israeli military and government officials in order to coordinate their message, atte…

Staff (2022-09-25). 30 Palestinian prisoners launch hunger strike to #EndAdministrativeDetention. samidoun.net Thirty Palestinian prisoners jailed without charge or trial under Israeli "administrative detention" have launched a hunger strike on Sunday, 25 September to demand an end to the policy, which is currently jailing over 740 Palestinian prisoners under "secret evidence." The Palestinian prisoners announced their hunger strike under the slogan "Our Decision is Freedom", noting that …

SP Editor (2022-09-25). Anti-Poverty Measures Work—The Proof Is in the Census. scheerpost.com [ By The There are three lessons here — about government programs, about how we measure…

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2022-09-26: News Headlines

Editor (2022-09-26). Chris Hedges: The Return of Fascism. scheerpost.com The Bankruptcy of the Liberal Ass — by Mr. Fish | By Chris Hedges / Original to ScheerPost | Energy and food bills are soaring. Under the onslaught of inflation and prolonged wage stagnation, wages are in free fall. Billions of dollars are diverted by Western nations at a time of economic crisis and staggering income inequality to fund a proxy war in Ukraine. The liberal class, terrified by the rise of neo-fascism and demagogues such as Donald Trump, have thrown in their lot with discredited and reviled establishment politicians who slavishly do the bidding of the war industry, oligarchs and corporations…

Fight Back (2022-09-26). Red Theory: The party of a new type. fightbacknews.org In order to have a successful revolution that can overthrow the capitalist ruling class, put the working class into power, and build socialism, we need to be organized in the way that is best suited to that task. The great leader of the Bolshevik revolution, V.I. Lenin, took up this question of Marxist revolutionary organization in 1902 in his book, What is to be Done? In this book, Lenin for the first time gives us the theory of the "Party of a new type." | In this early period of the revolutionary movement in Russia, much like in the U.S. today, there were many groups and organizations contending for leadershi…

____ (2022-09-26). Colin Chinnery: the journey to record Chinese sounds. ecns.cn Sound artist Colin Chinnery has been collecting sounds from across China for the past 10 years. Speaking with a Beijing dialect, he is now working on a sound museum of 6,000 square meters in Songzhuang, east of the capital city. He has lived here most of his life and witnessed the city change over time.

Speak Out Socialists (2022-09-26). Saturday 10/22: War, Inflation, Growth of the Far-Right … How Can the European Working Class Fight Back? indybay.org ZOOM Link: | us02web.zoom.us/j/82158800683?pwd=N2J6UjgxNWhNak1WRWdUdm9CUit4QT09 | Meeting ID: 821 5880 0683 | Passcode: 340756 | One tap mobile | +16699009128,,82158800683#,,,,340756# US (San Jose) +16694449171,,82158800683#,,,,340756# US | Dial by your location | +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose) | +1 669 444 9171 US | +1 719 359 4580 US | +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) | +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) | +1 646 931 3860 US | +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) | +1 309 205 3325 US | +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) | +1 386 347 53 US | +1 564 217 2000 US…

WSWS (2022-09-26). Striking health care workers in Germany: "Privatization was a big mistake!" wsws.org A 24-hour warning strike Tuesday at the University Hospital of Giessen and Marburg (UKGM) has once again exposed the disastrous working conditions in Germany's nursing profession.

Staff (2022-09-26). Poverty Correlates with the Recent Increase in Gun Violence. cepr.net Eliminating poverty will bring numerous social benefits to US society, and one of them might be a significant reduction in the country's extremely high rate of gun violence.

Isabella (2022-09-26). It's Time to Do Away With Dark Money. inequality.org

_____ (2022-09-25). As Public Hospitals Crumble, French Health Workers Demand Action. popularresistance.org On September 22, Thursday, health workers and those working in associated sectors in France organized mobilizations and protests as part of a national day of action in different cities across the country. The protesters demanded increased salaries, more staff, improved and safe working conditions, job security, and sufficient funds and other resources for hospitals. The call for the mobilization was given by several groups in health sector, including the Association des MeÃÅdecins Urgentistes de France (AMUF), CGT SanteÃÅ Action Sociale, the CFE CGC SanteÃÅ-Social, Printemps…

Orinoco Tribune 2 (2022-09-25). Why Nigerien Protesters Want French Army Out & Wave Russian Flags. orinocotribune.com By Ekaterina Blinova Sep 20, 2022 | Nigeriens took to the streets of the country's capital Niamey on September 18, with some of the protesters carrying Russian flags and placards saying "criminal French Army get out" and "The colonial army of Barkhane must go". | "The demonstration [on September 18] fits in a wider development and sentiment that has been brewing in recent years," explained Dr. Klaas van Walraven, a historian and political scientist at the University of Leiden who is currently working on the history of colonialism and de-colonization in French Equatorial Africa. | "Last year, the popul…

_____ (2022-09-25). The Israel Files: Wikileaks Docs Show Top Hollywood Producers Working with Israel To Defend Its War Crimes. popularresistance.org As Israel was launching a deadly assault on Gaza, killing thousands of civilians and displacing more than 100,000 people, many of America's top TV, music and film producers were organizing to protect the apartheid state's reputation from widespread international condemnation. | Together, the Sony Archive — a cache of emails published by Wikileaks — prove that influential entertainment magnates attempted to whitewash Israeli crimes and present the situation as defending itself from an impending "genocide", liaised with Israeli military and government officials in order to coordinate their message, atte…

WSWS (2022-09-25). Fuel poverty report warns of child deaths as the UK faces "humanitarian crisis" this winter. wsws.org At the launch of the Fuel Poverty report, co-author Professor Ian Sinha said he had "no doubt" that children would die this winter as a result.

Staff (2022-09-25). 30 Palestinian prisoners launch hunger strike to #EndAdministrativeDetention. samidoun.net Thirty Palestinian prisoners jailed without charge or trial under Israeli "administrative detention" have launched a hunger strike on Sunday, 25 September to demand an end to the policy, which is currently jailing over 740 Palestinian prisoners under "secret evidence." The Palestinian prisoners announced their hunger strike under the slogan "Our Decision is Freedom", noting that …

SP Editor (2022-09-25). Anti-Poverty Measures Work—The Proof Is in the Census. scheerpost.com [ By The There are three lessons here — about government programs, about how we measure…

Benjamin Norton (2022-09-24). 'War on drugs has failed': At UN, Colombia condemns 'addiction to money and oil'. multipolarista.com Colombia's first ever left-wing President Gustavo Petro delivered a historic UN speech declaring, "The war on drugs has failed." He warned capitalism is destroying the environment, with its "addiction to money and oil," and called for debt relief for the Global South.

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2022-09-25: News Headlines

Orinoco Tribune 2 (2022-09-25). Why Nigerien Protesters Want French Army Out & Wave Russian Flags. orinocotribune.com By Ekaterina Blinova Sep 20, 2022 | Nigeriens took to the streets of the country's capital Niamey on September 18, with some of the protesters carrying Russian flags and placards saying "criminal French Army get out" and "The colonial army of Barkhane must go". | "The demonstration [on September 18] fits in a wider development and sentiment that has been brewing in recent years," explained Dr. Klaas van Walraven, a historian and political scientist at the University of Leiden who is currently working on the history of colonialism and de-colonization in French Equatorial Africa. | "Last year, the popul…

_____ (2022-09-24). Historic Context Of The Referenda In Ukraine. popularresistance.org Russian proxy officials in four regions — Donetsk and Luhansk in the east, and Kherson and Zaporizka in the south — earlier this week announced plans to hold referendums over four days beginning on Friday. Russia controls nearly all of two of the four regions, Luhansk and Kherson, but only a fraction of the other two, Zaporizka and Donetsk. | Ukrainian officials have dismissed the voting as grotesque theater — staging polls in cities laid to waste by Russian forces and abandoned by most residents. | Ukrainian partisans, sometimes working with special operations forces, have blown up warehouses h…

Editor (2022-09-24). The Israel Files: WikiLeaks Docs Show Top Hollywood Producers Working With Israel To Defend Its War Crimes. scheerpost.com

JANET (2022-09-24). Haiti explodes with cries of 'down with misery'. iacenter.org By G. Dunkel September 19, 2022 Since August 22, the date when the Haitian Revolution began in 1791, hundreds of thousands of Haitians have taken to the streets in every city and many towns to repeatedly say "down with misery." Marche in Hinche (Ench in Creyol), Haiti. Banner in Creyol gives the date and place of the march, organizations involved, and says, roughly, "We say no to: hunger, speculation in gas, lawlessness, kidnapping. They are staying in the streets even in the face of warnings about inundations from Hurricane Fiona, which is currently devastating Puerto Rico. The mass anger has been reflected in t…

Toward increased Networking (2022-09-24). Online events w) Nikole Hannah-Jones, Silvia Federici, Chris Smalls, Timothy Snyder, etc. indybay.org Here are about 8 online events taking place over the next week (and starting at 11 am today, 9/21), featuring people such as Nikole Hannah-Jones, Silvia Federici, Gregg Castro, Lazzuly Mello, Chris Smalls, Michelle Eisen, Heather McGhee, Nancy Fraser, Timothy Snyder and many others. | These events are hosted from various locations all across the country, as well from Canada and the UK (however, the listed times are all for our "Pacific time zone"). Of course, feel free to share this info with others who might be interested in it.

Staff (2022-09-24). Our decision is freedom:newsauthor">S of 30 Palestinian prisoners to launch hunger strike 25 September. samidoun.net Thirty Palestinian prisoners jailed without charge or trial under administrative detention have announced that they will launch an open hunger strike to bring an end to the practice on Sunday, 25 September. In a statement by the Prison Branch of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, the prisoners going on hunger strike under …

_____ (2022-09-24). Baltimore's Enoch Pratt Free Library Workers Move To Unionize. popularresistance.org Employees of Baltimore's Enoch Pratt Free Library system have announced their intention to unionize, citing better pay, benefits for all, and greater employee input into working conditions as their chief motivations. Seeking voluntary recognition from Pratt leadership, Pratt Workers United hopes to join AFSCME Council 67, where workers from Walters Art Museum and Baltimore Museum of Art are also seeking representation. TRNN Editor-in-Chief Maximillian Alvarez interviews Pratt Workers United organizers Marti Dirscheri and Antoinette Wilson on the unionization campaign.

_____ (2022-09-24). Frontier Strikes Get First Aid Kits Updated, Win Back Work. popularresistance.org "Safety first" is a principle you'll always hear on the job. And it's true—safety can save your life, if it's taken seriously. But if action isn't taken, it's just an empty phrase. | When my co-workers and I took action over safety in our workplace, we were retaliated against. This triggered the most useful tool that we have as workers: a strike. | A little background: 2,000 telecom workers from eight locals of the Communications Workers (CWA) at Frontier in California have been working without a contract since last September. We're fighting for our first non-concessionary contract in 17 years! | While barg…

Santa Cruz Homeless Union (2022-09-24). Friday 9/23: Benchlands Meeting. indybay.org Benchlands, San Lorenzo Park, Santa Cruz…

Quintina Dawson (2022-09-24). [Perspectives] Peter Waiswa: building better health systems in Africa and beyond. thelancet.com Growing up in Iganga, a rural town in Uganda, Peter Waiswa was influenced by his late father, who instilled a love for education in him, and by the newborn deaths he saw in his large family. Waiswa now leads the Makerere University Centre of Excellence for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health in Kampala, Uganda, and the INDEPTH Network's Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Working Group. His work involves paving the way locally, nationally, and globally to develop health systems and health policy in maternal, newborn, and child health, development, and health services.

Dr. Mathew Maavak (2022-09-24). Is It Time to Dissolve the British Commonwealth? globalresearch.ca

Shailly Gupta Barnes (2022-09-24). Direct Cash Transfers Lifted 28 Million Americans Out of Poverty During Pandemic. commondreams.org Nevertheless, 112 million people in the United States were still poor or one emergency away from being poor in 2021, showing how far we have left to go.

Phil Wilson (2022-09-24). College Debt is the Tip of the Iceberg. commondreams.org Under pressure from voters, Biden seems to be addressing a portion of the problem, but college debt is just a bit of fungal decay growing on a vast expanse of infected matter.

WSWS (2022-09-24). Hurricane Fiona exposes social inequality in Puerto Rico. wsws.org Governor Pedro Pierluisi and an executive from the privatized electricity company have walked back their promises that power would be restored within days.

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2022-09-24: News Headlines

Toward increased Networking (2022-09-24). Online events w) Nikole Hannah-Jones, Silvia Federici, Chris Smalls, Timothy Snyder, etc. indybay.org Here are about 8 online events taking place over the next week (and starting at 11 am today, 9/21), featuring people such as Nikole Hannah-Jones, Silvia Federici, Gregg Castro, Lazzuly Mello, Chris Smalls, Michelle Eisen, Heather McGhee, Nancy Fraser, Timothy Snyder and many others. | These events are hosted from various locations all across the country, as well from Canada and the UK (however, the listed times are all for our "Pacific time zone"). Of course, feel free to share this info with others who might be interested in it.

WSWS (2022-09-24). Hurricane Fiona exposes social inequality in Puerto Rico. wsws.org Governor Pedro Pierluisi and an executive from the privatized electricity company have walked back their promises that power would be restored within days.

Santa Cruz Homeless Union (2022-09-24). Friday 9/23: Benchlands Meeting. indybay.org Benchlands, San Lorenzo Park, Santa Cruz…

Quintina Dawson (2022-09-24). [Perspectives] Peter Waiswa: building better health systems in Africa and beyond. thelancet.com Growing up in Iganga, a rural town in Uganda, Peter Waiswa was influenced by his late father, who instilled a love for education in him, and by the newborn deaths he saw in his large family. Waiswa now leads the Makerere University Centre of Excellence for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health in Kampala, Uganda, and the INDEPTH Network's Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Working Group. His work involves paving the way locally, nationally, and globally to develop health systems and health policy in maternal, newborn, and child health, development, and health services.

____ (2022-09-23). Xi extends greetings ahead of farmers' harvest festival. ecns.cn Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, has extended festive greetings and sincere regards on behalf of the CPC Central Committee to farmers and people working on agricultural and rural fronts ahead of the fifth Chinese farmers' harvest festival.

Alan Macleod (2022-09-23). The Israel Files: Wikileaks Docs Show Top Hollywood Producers Working with Israel to Defend its War Crimes. mintpressnews.com Leaked emails show influential Tinsel Town executives co-ordinating with Israeli government and military officials to push a pro-Israel message and suppress growing BDS sentiment in the entertainment industry.

WSWS (2022-09-23). Sri Lankan workers and youth support SEP public meeting opposing state repression. wsws.org "This repression is just a rehearsal because the government knows the working class will stand up against its austerity policies even more widely in the future"—Gampola hospital worker.

WSWS (2022-09-23). "Through this brutality, Sri Lanka's government is imposing IMF burdens on the people": Support builds for SEP meeting against state repression. wsws.org The Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka) is holding a meeting this Sunday to outline a revolutionary socialist program to mobilize the working class and and oppressed masses against the wave of repression unleashed by the newly installed government of President Ranil Wickremesinghe.

SAM (2022-09-23). A Voice at the United Nations the World Needs to Hear. inequality.org

_____ (2022-09-23). Poverty Is A Public Policy Choice. popularresistance.org It should not have taken a pandemic to realize poverty is a public policy choice. | Public investments in safety net programs continue to be extremely effective poverty reduction tools, as newly released Census income data show. Government social programs kept tens of millions of people out of poverty in 2021. Because of expansions to programs like unemployment insurance benefits and the child tax credit, poverty rates were actually lower in 2021 than they were prior to the Covid-19 pandemic. | The poverty reduction achieved through expanded social insurance programs highlights how much policymakers' choices can…

A Guest Author (2022-09-23). Boston Marches for Indigenous Peoples Day. workers.org By K. James Protesters will march through the streets of Boston on Oct. 8 to demand that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day (IPD) instead of Columbus Day. For decades, Indigenous peoples in the United States have been demanding an end to the public celebration of Christopher Columbus, . . . |

Mark Gruenberg (2022-09-23). Poor People's Campaign's 400,000-strong network to mobilize five million voters. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Seeking to build on success in 2020, the Poor People's Campaign is undertaking a massive campaign across multiple states not just to register new poor and low-income/low-wealth people to vote, but to ensure those who already are registered actually do vote this year. And, given some of the states with the highest concentrations of such …

Staff (2022-09-23). Epidemiological situation continues to be marked by dengue. en.cubadebate.cu Dengue continues to be the most complex hygienic-sanitary situation that we have today in the country, it was reiterated at this Wednesday's meeting of the Government's temporary working group for the prevention and control of covid-19. The exchange was led by the first secretary of the Central Committee of the Party and president of the Republic, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, and the prime minister, Manuel Marrero Cruz, a member of the Political Bureau. The head of the Ministry of Public Health, José àÅngel Portal Miranda, reported that there is dengue transmission in the 15 provinces and the Isle of Youth.

Mark Gruenberg (2022-09-23). Poor People's Campaign's 400,000-strong network to mobilize 5 million voters. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Seeking to build on success in 2020, the Poor People's Campaign is undertaking a massive campaign across multiple states not just to register new poor and low-income/low-wealth people to vote, but to ensure those who already are registered actually do vote this year. And, given some of the states with the highest concentrations of such …

Elise Gould (2022-09-23). After Expanded Child Tax Credit Slashed Poverty, Letting It Lapse Was Enormous Mistake. commondreams.org All in all, child poverty was the lowest on record in 2021, largely due to key expansions of the Child Tax Credit. Unfortunately, that's where the good news ends.

Sonali Kolhatkar (2022-09-23). Working-class tribune Barbara Ehrenreich exposed inequality and capitalism's positive thinking cult. peoplesworld.org The late Barbara Ehrenreich was best known for her 2001 bestseller Nickel and Dimed, which showed that hard-working people simply weren't making it in America. But Ehrenreich, who passed away this September at 81, made an equally great contribution to economic justice with her subsequent book, Bright-Sided. It argued that the cult of "positive thinking" was putting …

Olivier De Schutter (2022-09-23). A Welfare System Built to Exclude Will Never Reduce Poverty in the US. commondreams.org To fix its broken welfare system, the U.S. must move away from its fixation on fraud, exclusions by design, and the stigmatization of people in poverty.

Editor (2022-09-22). Caitlin Johnstone: America's Perverse Poverty Draft. scheerpost.com

Shailly Gupta Barnes (2022-09-22). Census Data Proves Anti-Poverty Measures Work. otherwords.org The U.S. Census Bureau recently reported that poverty dropped notably in 2021. Amid a pandemic and widespread economic pain, this is a significant accomplishment. There are three lessons here — about government programs, about how we measure poverty, and about how far we have left to go. First, these numbers show that government programs work. …

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2022-09-23: News Headlines

____ (2022-09-23). Xi extends greetings ahead of farmers' harvest festival. ecns.cn Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, has extended festive greetings and sincere regards on behalf of the CPC Central Committee to farmers and people working on agricultural and rural fronts ahead of the fifth Chinese farmers' harvest festival.

WSWS (2022-09-23). Sri Lankan workers and youth support SEP public meeting opposing state repression. wsws.org "This repression is just a rehearsal because the government knows the working class will stand up against its austerity policies even more widely in the future"—Gampola hospital worker.

Toward increased Networking (2022-09-23). Online events w) Nikole Hannah-Jones, Silvia Federici, Chris Smalls, Timothy Snyder, etc. indybay.org Here are about 8 online events taking place over the next week (and starting at 11 am today, 9/21), featuring people such as Nikole Hannah-Jones, Silvia Federici, Gregg Castro, Lazzuly Mello, Chris Smalls, Michelle Eisen, Heather McGhee, Nancy Fraser, Timothy Snyder and many others. | These events are hosted from various locations all across the country, as well from Canada and the UK (however, the listed times are all for our "Pacific time zone"). Of course, feel free to share this info with others who might be interested in it.

A Guest Author (2022-09-23). Boston Marches for Indigenous Peoples Day. workers.org By K. James Protesters will march through the streets of Boston on Oct. 8 to demand that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day (IPD) instead of Columbus Day. For decades, Indigenous peoples in the United States have been demanding an end to the public celebration of Christopher Columbus, . . . |

Staff (2022-09-23). Epidemiological situation continues to be marked by dengue. en.cubadebate.cu Dengue continues to be the most complex hygienic-sanitary situation that we have today in the country, it was reiterated at this Wednesday's meeting of the Government's temporary working group for the prevention and control of covid-19. The exchange was led by the first secretary of the Central Committee of the Party and president of the Republic, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, and the prime minister, Manuel Marrero Cruz, a member of the Political Bureau. The head of the Ministry of Public Health, José àÅngel Portal Miranda, reported that there is dengue transmission in the 15 provinces and the Isle of Youth.

Santa Cruz Homeless Union (2022-09-23). Friday 9/23: Benchlands Meeting. indybay.org Benchlands, San Lorenzo Park, Santa Cruz…

WSWS (2022-09-22). America's "New World Order"— The historical and social roots of US plans for war with Russia and China. wsws.org The following is a report given by Andre Damon to the Seventh Congress of the Socialist Equality Party (US) in support of the resolution titled "Mobilize the working class against imperialist war!"

Staff (2022-09-22). Pope Francis: Humanity is globalized, but poverty, injustice and inequality remain. en.cubadebate.cu The great recession of 2007, public debt, covid, the Ukraine war, global threats. And meanwhile: "cruel" conflicts throughout the world, the explosion of migrations, climate change, endemic poverty because, during these years, "while some men and women improved their daily lives, another part suffered unscrupulous elections, becoming the main victims of a kind of counter-development". It is a stark analysis, as stark as the reality that the world has been forced to face in the last fifteen years, that of Pope Francis in his speech to Deloitte Global.

_____ (2022-09-22). Biden's Afghan Shell Game Prompts Media Shrugs And Stenography. popularresistance.org More than a year after it froze $7 billion of Afghanistan's central bank reserves in the wake of the Taliban's military victory, the US has announced it will use half the money to establish a fund at a Swiss bank to help stabilize the cratering Afghan economy. | President Joe Biden's refusal over the past year to allow the Afghan central bank access to its own reserves has caused an economic crisis that has pushed most of the population into extreme poverty and malnutrition. Moreover, in February, Biden announced that he was reserving half of Afghanistan's money for families of 9/11 victims, sparking internationa…

WSWS (2022-09-22). Top US official visits Sri Lanka to bolster strategic ties. wsws.org Wherever it intervenes, Washington's posturing over "poverty," "human rights," "democracy" and "good governance" is to camouflage its predatory geopolitical interests.

WSWS (2022-09-22). New Zealand ruling elite glorifies British monarchy. wsws.org The endless tributes to the Queen are being used to divert attention from worsening social inequality, the policy of mass COVID infection and New Zealand's integration into imperialist wars.

Editor (2022-09-22). Caitlin Johnstone: America's Perverse Poverty Draft. scheerpost.com

Shailly Gupta Barnes (2022-09-22). Census Data Proves Anti-Poverty Measures Work. otherwords.org The U.S. Census Bureau recently reported that poverty dropped notably in 2021. Amid a pandemic and widespread economic pain, this is a significant accomplishment. There are three lessons here — about government programs, about how we measure poverty, and about how far we have left to go. First, these numbers show that government programs work. …

_____ (2022-09-22). Why Aren't Workers At Unions Eligible For Public Service Loan Forgiveness? popularresistance.org In 2007, the Bush-era Congress created the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, also known as 20 USC 1087e (m)(1). The premise of the program was simple: student loan borrowers who made their payments would have any remaining educational debts forgiven after 10 years of public service. | Through PSLF, lawmakers and advocates intended to make public service a viable option for more borrowers, including graduates carrying large student loan balances. Unfortunately, this intention has not been realized for most borrowers or PSLF participants. Rife with exclusions and plagued by a history of poor communica…

WSWS (2022-09-22). The Forgiven: The accidental death of "a nobody" wsws.org The 2021 film concerns the consequences of a wealthy couple, on the verge of divorce, accidentally hitting and killing a young boy, while driving to a party in the Moroccan desert.

Staff (2022-09-22). New York: Prosecutor sues Trump and three of his children for more than 200 cases of fraud. en.cubadebate.cu The 214-page lawsuit is the culmination of a three-year investigation showing that Donald Trump and his children Ivanka, Eric and Donald Trump Jr., as well as Trump Organization executives Allen Weisselberg and Jeffrey McConney, allegedly used the image of wealth and opulence of the former president to make him look like a great businessman who earned millions of dollars when he was a television presenter, as well as during his presidency. James announced the details of the lawsuit at a news conference, where she said the case was civil, not criminal.

Staff (2022-09-22). Papa Francisco: La humanidad está globalizada, pero la pobreza, la injusticia y la desigualdad permanecen. cubadebate.cu "La humanidad está globalizada e interconectada, pero la pobreza, la injusticia y la desigualdad permanecen", comenzó el pontífice en su discurso. "En la actualidad, el mundo sufre un empeoramiento de las condiciones medioambientales; muchas poblaciones o grupos sociales viven de forma indigna en términos de alimentación, salud, educación y otros derechos básicos".

Labor Video Project (2022-09-21). Barbara Lee & "Pete" Get An Earful In Oakland Over Tax Dollars For A's Owner John Fisher. indybay.org Congresswoman Barbara Lee, US Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg and Oakland Mayor Libby Schaff joined together to talk about Federal funding for Oakland projects. Barbara Lee and "Pete" refused to say whether they supported Federal funds going to the GAP A's billionaire owner John Fisher's proposed new A' stadium on Port of Oakland public land at Howard Terminal. "Pete" also refused to say whether this project would harm the Port of Oakland as a working port.

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-09-21). Backed By Bloomberg, Former National Security Agency (NSA) Official To Lead Data Research Center On Black Wealth. moguldom.com National Security Agency (NSA) veteran Natalie Evans Harris has been tapped to lead Bloomberg Philanthropies' new Black Wealth Data Center (BWDC). The center's launch was announced on Thursday, Sept. 15, from its official Twitter account. "We are the Black Wealth Data Center, a go-to resource for wealth equity data that public and private sector leaders can …

_____ (2022-09-21). Detroiters Say 'Hell No!' to DTE's Proposed Electricity Rate Hike. popularresistance.org Recurring power outages have become a fact of life in Detroit and Southeast Michigan. The most recent mass outage left hundreds of thousands in Metro Detroit without power following a brief windstorm on August 29th. Four days on, tens of thousands were still unable to run their medical devices and prevent their food from spoiling. With outages becoming more severe and more frequent as the climate crisis worsens, profit-driven utilities want to take more out of the pockets of working people struggling to afford their unreliable energy service. | Even before the most recent outages, the frustration in Detroit and s…

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2022-09-22: News Headlines

WSWS (2022-09-22). America's "New World Order"— The historical and social roots of US plans for war with Russia and China. wsws.org The following is a report given by Andre Damon to the Seventh Congress of the Socialist Equality Party (US) in support of the resolution titled "Mobilize the working class against imperialist war!"

WSWS (2022-09-22). Top US official visits Sri Lanka to bolster strategic ties. wsws.org Wherever it intervenes, Washington's posturing over "poverty," "human rights," "democracy" and "good governance" is to camouflage its predatory geopolitical interests.

Toward increased Networking (2022-09-22). Online events w) Nikole Hannah-Jones, Silvia Federici, Chris Smalls, Timothy Snyder, etc. indybay.org Here are about 8 online events taking place over the next week (and starting at 11 am today, 9/21), featuring people such as Nikole Hannah-Jones, Silvia Federici, Gregg Castro, Lazzuly Mello, Chris Smalls, Michelle Eisen, Heather McGhee, Nancy Fraser, Timothy Snyder and many others. | These events are hosted from various locations all across the country, as well from Canada and the UK (however, the listed times are all for our "Pacific time zone"). Of course, feel free to share this info with others who might be interested in it.

WSWS (2022-09-22). New Zealand ruling elite glorifies British monarchy. wsws.org The endless tributes to the Queen are being used to divert attention from worsening social inequality, the policy of mass COVID infection and New Zealand's integration into imperialist wars.

WSWS (2022-09-22). The Forgiven: The accidental death of "a nobody" wsws.org The 2021 film concerns the consequences of a wealthy couple, on the verge of divorce, accidentally hitting and killing a young boy, while driving to a party in the Moroccan desert.

Santa Cruz Homeless Union (2022-09-22). Friday 9/23: Benchlands Meeting. indybay.org Benchlands, San Lorenzo Park, Santa Cruz…

____ (2022-09-22). Xi extends greetings ahead of farmers' harvest festival. ecns.cn Xi Jinping has extended festive greetings and sincere regards on behalf of the CPC Central Committee to farmers and people working on agricultural and rural fronts ahead of the fifth Chinese farmers' harvest festival.

Staff (2022-09-22). Papa Francisco: La humanidad está globalizada, pero la pobreza, la injusticia y la desigualdad permanecen. cubadebate.cu "La humanidad está globalizada e interconectada, pero la pobreza, la injusticia y la desigualdad permanecen", comenzó el pontífice en su discurso. "En la actualidad, el mundo sufre un empeoramiento de las condiciones medioambientales; muchas poblaciones o grupos sociales viven de forma indigna en términos de alimentación, salud, educación y otros derechos básicos".

WSWS (2022-09-21). Podemos backs Madrid's commitment to NATO war on Russia. wsws.org Podemos' aggressive support for NATO's war in Ukraine against Russia, amid mounting working class anger at inflation and war, exposes it as a reactionary petty-bourgeois militarist party.

Prof. James Petras (2022-09-21). How Billionaires Become Billionaires. globalresearch.ca America has the greatest inequalities, highest mortality rate, most regressive taxes, and largest public subsidies for bankers and billionaires of any developed capitalist country. One of the most likely sources of billionaire wealth is through tax evasion in all of its guises and forms.

Labor Video Project (2022-09-21). Barbara Lee & "Pete" Get An Earful In Oakland Over Tax Dollars For A's Owner John Fisher. indybay.org Congresswoman Barbara Lee, US Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg and Oakland Mayor Libby Schaff joined together to talk about Federal funding for Oakland projects. Barbara Lee and "Pete" refused to say whether they supported Federal funds going to the GAP A's billionaire owner John Fisher's proposed new A' stadium on Port of Oakland public land at Howard Terminal. "Pete" also refused to say whether this project would harm the Port of Oakland as a working port.

Staff (2022-09-21). Thirty Palestinian prisoners announce plans for hunger strike to #EndAdministrativeDetention. samidoun.net Thirty Palestinian prisoners jailed without charge or trial under administrative detention have announced they will launch a hunger strike on 25 September 2022. The strike, under the slogan, "Our decision is freedom…our strike is freedom," will demand an end to imprisonment without charge or trial. There are currently over 740 Palestinian prisoners jailed under administrative …

SP Editor (2022-09-21). Number of Ultrarich Hits All-Time High as Someone Dies From Hunger Every 4 Seconds. scheerpost.com

Staff (2022-09-21). Free Hafez Huraini! Call on Canadian diplomats to demand release of imprisoned Palestinian land defender. samidoun.net On 12 September 2022, Hafez Huraini, along with one other local resident of the small Palestinian village of Atuwani and one international, were attacked by armed Israeli settlers while working in the community garden. During the attack, Hafez sustained multiple fractures to his arms and hands. Despite his severe injuries, he was seized and detained …

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-09-21). Backed By Bloomberg, Former National Security Agency (NSA) Official To Lead Data Research Center On Black Wealth. moguldom.com National Security Agency (NSA) veteran Natalie Evans Harris has been tapped to lead Bloomberg Philanthropies' new Black Wealth Data Center (BWDC). The center's launch was announced on Thursday, Sept. 15, from its official Twitter account. "We are the Black Wealth Data Center, a go-to resource for wealth equity data that public and private sector leaders can …

Editor (2022-09-21). Busing migrants, targeting socialism. workers.org Playing with human lives in a despicable political stunt, Greg Abbott, right-wing governor of Texas, has bused thousands of undocumented migrants north from the U.S. border with Mexico since the beginning of August. The buses dump homeless, jobless, hungry people — far from their own countries, with few to . . . |

_____ (2022-09-21). Detroiters Say 'Hell No!' to DTE's Proposed Electricity Rate Hike. popularresistance.org Recurring power outages have become a fact of life in Detroit and Southeast Michigan. The most recent mass outage left hundreds of thousands in Metro Detroit without power following a brief windstorm on August 29th. Four days on, tens of thousands were still unable to run their medical devices and prevent their food from spoiling. With outages becoming more severe and more frequent as the climate crisis worsens, profit-driven utilities want to take more out of the pockets of working people struggling to afford their unreliable energy service. | Even before the most recent outages, the frustration in Detroit and s…

WSWS (2022-09-21). Demand immediate strike action at Michigan Medicine. wsws.org The rally and protest at the University of Michigan Board of Regents meeting on Thursday is the latest diversion by the MNA-UMPNC aimed at preventing Michigan Medicine nurses from uniting with other sections of the working class to fight intolerable conditions at the hospital in Ann Arbor.

WSWS (2022-09-21). Unions sabotage struggle against 3,600 layoffs at Mercedes in Brazil. wsws.org Silva's statements that one must accept the massive layoffs or face "the worst" show that the union is working with the company to suppress opposition.

Karen Dolan (2022-09-21). Data Reveals Poverty Is a Political Choice. commondreams.org New data from the U.S. Census Bureau reveals that there were a whopping 45 million fewer Americans in poverty in 2021 than in 2020.

WSWS (2022-09-21). The White House intervention to block rail strike and the political issues confronting railroad workers. wsws.org When a movement of the working class gets underway, there will be Hell to pay, and the sweep of that movement could assume revolutionary dimensions. With the help of the unions, they are determined to prevent, or at least to delay, this as long as possible.

Staff (2022-09-21). President Petro to Attend Border Reopening Ceremony. orinocotribune.com Next Monday, September 26, the reopening of the border between Colombia and Venezuela will take place. Earlier today, Colombia's President Gustavo Petro announced, from the United Nations in New York, that he will be in attendance. | "We are working to participate in the launching of the economic, commercial and human opening, which is the most important thing," Petro told the media. "Hopefully the end of the humanitarian crisis that, violating human rights, affected millions of people [and] family members, on both sides of the border." | "Estamos evaluando asistir a al comienzo de una apertura económica, comerci…

Ahmed Al-Sammak, Aya Emad (2022-09-20). Suicide in Gaza: "A message of anger" electronicintifada.net Poverty, unemployment and hopelessness are some of the reasons why Palestinians in Gaza are dying by suicide.

Chris Hedges (2022-09-20). Chris Hedges: Strike, Strike, Strike. mintpressnews.com The mounting social inequality is fueling protests around the globe. The global ruling class is determined to prevent these protests from employing the weapon that can bring them down — strikes.

Deweylaura (2022-09-20). Latino working-class voters are key. cpusa.org This November, the extreme right aims to win control of the Senate and House of Representatives and retain and augment control of key state and local posts. To defeat the Trump/MAGA-dominated Republican Party, mobilizing the greatest turnout of voters possible is imperative. This will require ideological, strategic, and tactical awareness and preparation. A large …

Staff (2022-09-20). Palestinian Authority abducts resistance strugglers in Nablus: Rising confrontation challenges security coordination. samidoun.net In the early morning hours of Tuesday, 20 September, Palestinian Authority "security" forces — working in line with the policy of "security coordination" with the Israeli occupation abducted two Palestinian strugglers, both labeled as "wanted" by the occupation forces, Musab Shtayyeh and Amid Tabileh, in occupied Nablus. As the Palestinian people rose up to …

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2022-09-21: News Headlines

Editor (2022-09-21). Busing migrants, targeting socialism. workers.org Playing with human lives in a despicable political stunt, Greg Abbott, right-wing governor of Texas, has bused thousands of undocumented migrants north from the U.S. border with Mexico since the beginning of August. The buses dump homeless, jobless, hungry people — far from their own countries, with few to . . . |

WSWS (2022-09-21). Podemos backs Madrid's commitment to NATO war on Russia. wsws.org Podemos' aggressive support for NATO's war in Ukraine against Russia, amid mounting working class anger at inflation and war, exposes it as a reactionary petty-bourgeois militarist party.

Labor Video Project (2022-09-21). Barbara Lee & "Pete" Get An Earful In Oakland Over Tax Dollars For A's Owner John Fisher. indybay.org Congresswoman Barbara Lee, US Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg and Oakland Mayor Libby Schaff joined together to talk about Federal funding for Oakland projects. Barbara Lee and "Pete" refused to say whether they supported Federal funds going to the GAP A's billionaire owner John Fisher's proposed new A' stadium on Port of Oakland public land at Howard Terminal. "Pete" also refused to say whether this project would harm the Port of Oakland as a working port.

Staff (2022-09-21). Free Hafez Huraini! Call on Canadian diplomats to demand release of imprisoned Palestinian land defender. samidoun.net On 12 September 2022, Hafez Huraini, along with one other local resident of the small Palestinian village of Atuwani and one international, were attacked by armed Israeli settlers while working in the community garden. During the attack, Hafez sustained multiple fractures to his arms and hands. Despite his severe injuries, he was seized and detained …

WSWS (2022-09-21). Demand immediate strike action at Michigan Medicine. wsws.org The rally and protest at the University of Michigan Board of Regents meeting on Thursday is the latest diversion by the MNA-UMPNC aimed at preventing Michigan Medicine nurses from uniting with other sections of the working class to fight intolerable conditions at the hospital in Ann Arbor.

WSWS (2022-09-21). The White House intervention to block rail strike and the political issues confronting railroad workers. wsws.org When a movement of the working class gets underway, there will be Hell to pay, and the sweep of that movement could assume revolutionary dimensions. With the help of the unions, they are determined to prevent, or at least to delay, this as long as possible.

WSWS (2022-09-21). Unions sabotage struggle against 3,600 layoffs at Mercedes in Brazil. wsws.org Silva's statements that one must accept the massive layoffs or face "the worst" show that the union is working with the company to suppress opposition.

Chris Hedges (2022-09-20). Chris Hedges: Strike, Strike, Strike. mintpressnews.com The mounting social inequality is fueling protests around the globe. The global ruling class is determined to prevent these protests from employing the weapon that can bring them down — strikes.

Ahmed Al-Sammak, Aya Emad (2022-09-20). Suicide in Gaza: "A message of anger" electronicintifada.net Poverty, unemployment and hopelessness are some of the reasons why Palestinians in Gaza are dying by suicide.

WSWS (2022-09-20). African countries face double whammy of debt crisis and food crisis. wsws.org The World Bank has warned that the number of Africans living in extreme poverty is set to rise from 424 million before the pandemic in 2019 to 463 million this year, more than one third of the continent's 1.2 billion population.

TeleSUR (2022-09-20). Argentina's President: Pandemic Highlights World's Inequalities. telesurenglish.net The President of Argentina, Alberto Fernández, warned on Tuesday at the United Nations that the covid-19 pandemic exacerbated the gap between the wealthiest and the poorest countries. | President of the Argentine Republic, Alberto Fernandez delivers his address during the 77th General Debate inside the General Assembly Hall at United Nations Headquarters in New York, New York, USA, 20 September 2022.

Deweylaura (2022-09-20). Latino working-class voters are key. cpusa.org This November, the extreme right aims to win control of the Senate and House of Representatives and retain and augment control of key state and local posts. To defeat the Trump/MAGA-dominated Republican Party, mobilizing the greatest turnout of voters possible is imperative. This will require ideological, strategic, and tactical awareness and preparation. A large …

Staff (2022-09-20). Palestinian Authority abducts resistance strugglers in Nablus: Rising confrontation challenges security coordination. samidoun.net In the early morning hours of Tuesday, 20 September, Palestinian Authority "security" forces — working in line with the policy of "security coordination" with the Israeli occupation abducted two Palestinian strugglers, both labeled as "wanted" by the occupation forces, Musab Shtayyeh and Amid Tabileh, in occupied Nablus. As the Palestinian people rose up to …

Orinoco Tribune 2 (2022-09-20). As African Countries Kick off Local Energy Projects, West Rolls Out Climate Agenda-Based Opposition. orinocotribune.com By Olga Borodkina Sep 17, 2022 | While many countries in Africa are experiencing energy poverty, suffering from electricity cuts, and are working on regional energy projects, the West appears to be skeptical of African nations' strive for self-sufficiency in this area. | The Nigeria-Morocco Gas Pipeline (NMGP) project, an initiative of Nigeria and Morocco that was initially proposed in December 2016, officially kicked off with the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Nigeria, Morocco, and the Economic Community of West African States on Thursday in Rabat. | "Once completed, the project wil…

Brett Wilkins (2022-09-20). Number of Ultrarich Hits All-Time High as Someone Dies From Hunger Every 4 Seconds. commondreams.org "Those with the power and money to change this must come together to better respond to current crises and prevent and prepare for future ones," a coalition of charities asserted.

Labor Video Project (2022-09-20). US Rail Workers Fed Up & On Verge Of National Strike Over Working Conditions, Health/Safety. indybay.org Gabe Christenson a conductor and Co-chair of Railroad Workers United RWU is interviewed about the conditions and health and safety for railroad workers.

Aram Aharonian (2022-09-20). América Latina Progresismo, aprender a desaprender. globalizacion.ca Vivimos una crisis de ideas, olvidando que es el pueblo la figura cultural de cualquier cambio, que se deber partir de considerar al pueblo —a los pobres- como sujetos de una política progresista, y no como meros objetos de la…

Derrick Crowe (2022-09-19). People's Action Announces People's Slate, Endorsing 113 Candidates for 2022. peoplesaction.org WASHINGTON, D.C.—People's Action today announced its People's Slate—a list of 113 local, county, state, and federal candidates endorsed by the organization for the 2022 general election. The endorsements are part of People's Action's strategy to build people power and elect movement champions who will co-govern with our working-class members. These candidates run movement politics, people-powered …

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2022-09-20: News Headlines

Labor Video Project (2022-09-20). Barbara Lee & "Pete" Get An Earful In Oakland Over Tax Dollars For A's Owner John Fisher. indybay.org Congresswoman Barbara Lee, US Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg and Oakland Mayor Libby Schaff joined together to talk about Federal funding for Oakland projects. Barbara Lee and "Pete" refused to say whether they supported Federal funds going to the GAP A's billionaire owner John Fisher's proposed new A' stadium on Port of Oakland public land at Howard Terminal. "Pete" also refused to say whether this project would harm the Port of Oakland as a working port.

Labor Video Project (2022-09-20). US Rail Workers Fed Up & On Verge Of National Strike Over Working Conditions, Health/Safety. indybay.org Gabe Christenson a conductor and Co-chair of Railroad Workers United RWU is interviewed about the conditions and health and safety for railroad workers.

Aditi Ramaswami (2022-09-19). ELECTION INSIDER: Who's Buying The Midterms? levernews.com As we rapidly approach the country's November midterm elections, corporate media seems uninterested in one of the biggest threats to democracy: Billionaires and Big Business using huge sums of money to try to secretly buy elections on both sides of the aisle.Increasingly, a small handful of donors hold outsized influence in American elections, thanks in large part to the Supreme Court's 2010 ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, which gave wealthy donors and special interest groups license to spend unlimited cash on elections. This year is no exception.We know little to nothing about some o…

WSWS (2022-09-19). Drastic increases in commodity prices pummel Peruvian working class. wsws.org Peru's central bank continues to raise its inflation estimate and raise interest rates in response, further crushing the working class…

Paul Wilcox (2022-09-19). British monarchy flaunts its vast wealth while workers suffer. liberationnews.org While an enormous amount of public resources are devoted to the funeral of Queen Elizabeth — what essentially amounts to a celebration of the institution of the monarchy in England — the country's working class is responding to the global inflation crisis with a strike wave.

Brett Wilkins (2022-09-19). 'Quiet Part Out Loud': GOP Warns Biden Student Debt Cancellation Will Hurt Military Recruitment. commondreams.org "The GOP is admitting that the military relies on poor young people to keep the war machine going, and that's why they oppose canceling student debt."

Lacina Onco (2022-09-19). Abolish the Need for Student Debt With Free Public Higher Ed. commondreams.org Taxing the extremely wealthy and corporations more fairly to pay for student debt relief is an important step toward equity, but it still leaves borrowers like me with plenty left to pay. And it doesn't address the underlying problem.

Julia Conley (2022-09-19). Mass. Lawmaker Demands Federal Human Trafficking Probe Into DeSantis. commondreams.org "Not only is it morally criminal, there are legal implications around fraud, kidnapping, deprivation of liberty, and human trafficking," said state Rep. Dylan Fernandes.

WSWS (2022-09-19). German trade unions and employers conspire against the working class in a new round of the "Concerted Action" wsws.org Wages, social gains and jobs can only be defended in a rebellion against the unions and their policy of "social partnership."

WSWS (2022-09-19). Hurricane Fiona knocks out power in all of Puerto Rico. wsws.org Hurricane Fiona's impact on Puerto Rico will be all the more devastating at a time in which the Puerto Rican society is still dealing with three major shocks: the COVID-19 pandemic, the considerable damage inflicted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, and the ongoing effects of the island's financial bankruptcy…

WSWS (2022-09-19). The queen and the Commonwealth: A legacy of imperialist domination and oppression. wsws.org One of the most notorious crimes was the brutal suppression of the Mau Mau insurgency in Kenya. It began shortly after then Princess Elizabeth left Kenya in February 1952.

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2022-09-19: News Headlines

Labor Video Project (2022-09-19). Barbara Lee & "Pete" Get An Earful In Oakland Over Tax Dollars For A's Owner John Fisher. indybay.org Congresswoman Barbara Lee, US Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg and Oakland Mayor Libby Schaff joined together to talk about Federal funding for Oakland projects. Barbara Lee and "Pete" refused to say whether they supported Federal funds going to the GAP A's billionaire owner John Fisher's proposed new A' stadium on Port of Oakland public land at Howard Terminal. "Pete" also refused to say whether this project would harm the Port of Oakland as a working port.

Labor Video Project (2022-09-19). US Rail Workers Fed Up & On Verge Of National Strike Over Working Conditions, Health/Safety. indybay.org Gabe Christenson a conductor and Co-chair of Railroad Workers United RWU is interviewed about the conditions and health and safety for railroad workers.

WSWS (2022-09-19). Hurricane Fiona knocks out power in all of Puerto Rico. wsws.org Hurricane Fiona's impact on Puerto Rico will be all the more devastating at a time in which the Puerto Rican society is still dealing with three major shocks: the COVID-19 pandemic, the considerable damage inflicted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, and the ongoing effects of the island's financial bankruptcy…

Julia Conley (2022-09-19). Mass. Lawmaker Demands Federal Human Trafficking Probe Into DeSantis. commondreams.org "Not only is it morally criminal, there are legal implications around fraud, kidnapping, deprivation of liberty, and human trafficking," said state Rep. Dylan Fernandes.

WSWS (2022-09-19). German trade unions and employers conspire against the working class in a new round of the "Concerted Action" wsws.org Wages, social gains and jobs can only be defended in a rebellion against the unions and their policy of "social partnership."

Sam Pizzigati (2022-09-19). Capitalism's climate inequality: The rich keep cool while the poor roast. peoplesworld.org The heat. It's never been hotter in our lifetimes. This past spring, the mercury hit nearly 124 degrees Fahrenheit in the Pakistani city of Jacobabad—"just below the conventional estimate for the threshold of human survival," notes science writer David Wallace-Wells. This summer's U.S. daily high temperatures continued our globe's torrid pace. In Phoenix, daily highs averaged well over 100 …

WSWS (2022-09-19). The queen and the Commonwealth: A legacy of imperialist domination and oppression. wsws.org One of the most notorious crimes was the brutal suppression of the Mau Mau insurgency in Kenya in the in the closing days of British rule. It began shortly after the then Princess Elizabeth left Kenya in February 1952 when she heard that her father King George VI had died—her baptism of blood as Britain's monarch.

_____ (2022-09-18). The Fed's Secret Plan To Suck Workers Dry. popularresistance.org We're still getting over a pandemic. Healthcare costs are totally out of control. Everyone's in debt and hates their job. The insects are disappearing, which feels like a bad sign. I have to watch a Jeff Bezos interview just to see bug eyes anymore. | On top of all that, the bankers at the Federal Reserve have decided they're going to make things way worse. | As reported in Common Dreams, "Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said… that the U.S. central bank is ready to inflict 'pain' on households as it continues to fight inflation, remarks that drew widespread backlash from experts who warned the Fed appears p…

Editor (2022-09-18). Corporate Media Is Trying to Convince People Student Debt Forgiveness Is Bad. scheerpost.com

TheCOVIDBlog (2022-09-18). The Phoney Nitrogen Crisis: The Netherlands Is Ground Zero for Global Famine Agenda. Precipitating "30,000 Farmers Out of Business" globalresearch.ca

John W. Lawrence (2022-09-18). The U.S. Corporate Elite Is Killing Democracy and the Planet: We Need a United Multicultural, Multiracial Working-Class Progressive Front Now! covertactionmagazine.com "For 20 years, the motto of the world social forum has been another world is possible…As we meet today that question is overshadowed by another one. Is this world possible? And the answer is 'no.' This world is not possible. This world is hurdling to self-annihilation. And only the creation of another world can reverse …

Dean Baker (2022-09-17). The Non-Mystery of a Smaller Labor Force. cepr.net It is bizarre how the media keep insisting that we have some big problem of missing workers, since we don't. The Washington Post has the As with other pieces, it implies that an unusual large percentage of people are opting not to be in the labor market. It tells readers: | "The share of working-age Americans who have a job or are looking for one is at 62.4 percent, a full percentage point lower than it was in February 2020, according to Labor Department data."

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2022-09-18: News Headlines

Labor Video Project (2022-09-18). Barbara Lee & "Pete" Get An Earful In Oakland Over Tax Dollars For A's Owner John Fisher. indybay.org Congresswoman Barbara Lee, US Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg and Oakland Mayor Libby Schaff joined together to talk about Federal funding for Oakland projects. Barbara Lee and "Pete" refused to say whether they supported Federal funds going to the GAP A's billionaire owner John Fisher's proposed new A' stadium on Port of Oakland public land at Howard Terminal. "Pete" also refused to say whether this project would harm the Port of Oakland as a working port.

Labor Video Project (2022-09-18). US Rail Workers Fed Up & On Verge Of National Strike Over Working Conditions, Health/Safety. indybay.org Gabe Christenson a conductor and Co-chair of Railroad Workers United RWU is interviewed about the conditions and health and safety for railroad workers.

WSWS (2022-09-17). IG Metall union preparing real wage reductions in German contract negotiations. wsws.org The contract negotiations for around 3.8 million workers in the metal and electrical industries will decide how much the costs of the war against Russia and the massive rearmament programme will be pushed onto the backs of the working class.

Colin Todhunter (2022-09-17). An Engineered Food and Poverty Crisis to Secure Continued U.S. Dominance. globalresearch.ca The issue is not food shortage but speculation on food commodities and the manipulation of an inherently flawed global food system that serves the interests of corporate agribusiness traders and suppliers of inputs at the expense of people's needs and genuine food security.

Fight Back (2022-09-17). UW-Milwaukee SDS stands in solidarity with AFT 3535. fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI — As the fall semester began at UW-Milwaukee, faculty and staff received an email from the Student Services office asking them to help cover staffing shortages in dining services. Specifically, they were asked to "donate any time [they] can find." The office framed the request as a need to cover their new dining plan, which will help to address food insecurity, improve options for dietary restrictions, and is aligned with the campus' strategic plan "to make UWM a radically welcoming place for our students." Administration laid the guilt on thick. | American Federation of Teachers Local 3535, a…

Leila Doshmangir, Shabnam Iezadi, Kamal Gholipour, Vladimir Sergeevich Gordeev (2022-09-17). [Correspondence] The future of Iran's health workforce. thelancet.com Iran has been hit by six waves of COVID-19 infection since the outbreak of COVID-19 was announced by authorities in March, 2020.1 The unprecedented and unknown nature of the disease gradually led to burnout of the health workforce, particularly among those health-care workers who were directly involved in treating patients with COVID-19. On one hand, burnout was caused by the fast spread, absence of treatment, and severe health outcomes; on the other hand, it was driven by persisting deficiencies in the health-care system: inexperienced staff working in an epidemic situation; untrained new medical staff; scarcity…

WSWS (2022-09-17). Dairy giant Norco threatens to sack over 170 workers in flood-torn Australian city. wsws.org The mass retrenchment of workers will be another cruel blow to the working-class residents of Lismore and the surrounding Northern Rivers region of New South Wales.

WSWS (2022-09-17). MNA sends Minnesota nurses back to work with no contract after three-day walkout. wsws.org While nurses have been seeking to go on the offensive and finally reverse the intolerable conditions they are confronting, the MNA apparatus has instead been working to throttle and sabotage their struggle.

Richard Eskow (2022-09-17). Is Progress Obsolete? The United States Is Now an 'Un-Developing' Country. commondreams.org The rankings include the absence of poverty and hunger, good health and education, gender equality, clean air and water, and reduced inequality.

WSWS (2022-09-17). Why rail workers need the support of the entire working class. wsws.org This statement was issued by UAW presidential candidate Will Lehman calling for all workers to support the struggle of rail workers.

Jenny Pierson (2022-09-17). Evil Empire: Let the Monarchy Die Along With Elizabeth. independentmediainstitute.org The death of Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-serving monarch of British royalty, has sparked global fascination and spawned thousands of clickbait reports of the details of her funeral. Americans, who centuries ago rejected monarchy, are seemingly obsessed with the ritualism, bizarrely mourning the demise of an elderly and fabulously wealthy woman who was born into …

TeleSUR, ysm, DRL (2022-09-17). Vicepresidenta argentina aparece por primera vez tras atentado. telesurtv.net Ocurrió al recibir en su oficina del Senado a curas villeros, de Opción por los Pobres y hermanas laicas y religiosas.

Staff (2022-09-17). Naciones Unidas lanza multimillonario fondo para apoyar educación en países pobres. cubadebate.cu Con una dotación inicial de 2 000 millones de dólares y la expectativa de aportar hasta 10 000 millones de aquí a 2030, este nuevo fondo de la ONU se presenta oficialmente en el marco de la Cumbre sobre la Transformación de la Educación convocada por el secretario general António Guterres, que se celebrará el próximo lunes.

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