Monthly Archives: June 2022

2022-06-30: News Headlines

RT (2022-06-30). Russia Challenges Western Accusations at UN Security Council. dissidentvoice.org Caleb Maupin reports on the recent allegation of Russian missile targeting an shopping center in Ukraine, dismissed by Russia at the United Nations.

Jim McIlroy (2022-06-30). 20,000 teachers strike for better pay, conditions. greenleft.org.au More than 20,000 teachers marched from Hyde Park to New South Wales Parliament to demand a pay rise and better teaching conditions. Jim McIlroy reports.

JANET (2022-06-30). Ecuador's national strike at a crossroads. iacenter.org By Michael Otto June 27, 2022 Ibarra, Imbabura Province, Ecuador June 26 — The Indigenous-led National Strike in Ecuador that began June 13 enters its third week on June 27, as the people once again show their power in the streets and highways. Roadblocks in 23 provinces have closed every paved road in Ecuador. The masses have said, "Enough!" to banker President Guillermo Lasso and five years of a brutal neoliberal economic war that has deepened the poverty of the Indigenous, peasants and the precarious working poor who labor in the informal economy. Roadblocks are a huge weapon in the hands of the peasants…

Labor Video Project (2022-06-30). SLAP At Parker Elementary School Fighting Closures Of Schools & Privatization Oakland Port. indybay.org The Schools and Labor Against Privatization held a BBQ to build solidarity against the closure of Parker Elementary and 10 other Oakland public schools in working class Black and Brown communities. It was also against the privatization of Howard Terminal at the Port of Oakland for a sale to billionaire GAP A's owner John Fisher.

Staff (2022-06-30). Mora says keeps working with greater urgency to revive deal. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 30 (MNA)— Saying that the Doha talks were intense, the EU coordinator of the talks said that he will even work with greater urgency to revive the 2015 nuclear deal.

Peace council, Birgit Naujeck (2022-06-30). Negotiating at last and The Russian-American Friendship. indybay.org In fact, Russia's war is a response to NATO's eastward expansion, long criticized by the peace movement, and to Western policies of rearmament and confrontation, by which Russia feels more and more existentially threatened. It began as early as the 1990s with the expansion of NATO – contrary to clear, binding commitments to Moscow…

Julián Pilatti (2022-06-30). Climbing inequality in Argentina as poverty and inflation soars. peoplesdispatch.org Argentinian vice president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner spoke at the Central de Trabajadores de la Argentina (CTA) for Flag Day, on June 20 about the political, social and economic situation in the country. Argentina's former president presented data indicating that the country that is constantly growing and exporting, at the same time that the poverty level remains (or increases), and the vast majority of its population is affected by the scourge of rampant inflation. | In this context: Is it the social organizations that should be controlled or rather the sectors of concentrated power? | Although the criticis…

M.K. Bhadrakumar (2022-06-30). US, Iran let hopes shape their future — not hurts. peoplesdispatch.org There is a confluence of circumstances today, internal and external, that gives hope. Various compulsions are working on Washington and Tehran — and Brussels — which lend an acute sense of urgency on the part of these main protagonists…

Michael Petrelis (2022-06-30). Friday 7/1: Speakout: 12PM 7/1 Cordileone at Mission Dolores. indybay.org Mission Dolores Basilica | 16th and Dolores Streets…

WSWS (2022-06-30). Australia: Striking NSW teachers oppose intolerable working conditions and pay cuts. wsws.org Despite the commonality of the struggles by educators, nurses and other public sector workers, the unions are desperately seeking to divide workers and suppress discussion of the political issues they all confront.

Shotgun Players (2022-06-30). Saturday 7/23: Ashby Stage Indigenous Land Acknowledgement Mural Unveiling. indybay.org Ashby Stage | 1901 Ashby Ave | Berkeley, CA 94703…

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2022-06-30). Friday 7/29: Stolen Legacy: California Pioneers of African Descent. indybay.org Leidesdorff Street | Financial District…

Peter Maiden (2022-06-30). Abortion Rights Rally in Fresno June 28. indybay.org People protested the anti-abortion Supreme Court decision at Fresno City Hall on Tuesday, June 28.

Ramzy Baroud (2022-06-30). Palestinians 'are not animals in a zoo': On Kanafani and the need to redefine the role of the 'victim intellectual'. juancole.com Years before the United States invaded Iraq in 2003, US media introduced many new characters, promoting them as 'experts' who helped ratchet up US propaganda, ultimately allowing the US government to secure enough popular support for the war. Though enthusiasm for war began dwindling in later years, the invasion of Iraq had begun with a …

The Global Research Team (2022-06-30). Your Support Has Kept Global Research Freely Accessible for Two Decades. globalresearch.ca The goal of the Global Research website is to shed light on complex and controversial issues often neglected by the mainstream media. It is through our readers' support and our authors' endeavors that allows us to sustain this objective. By …

____ (2022-06-30). Shanghai diners savor resumption of service. ecns.cn Restaurants and hungry diners in Shanghai embraced dine-in service for the first time in three months on Wednesday in the latest recovery after an outbreak of COVID-19 shut the city down.

WSWS (2022-06-30). Australia: Striking NSW nurses speak on crisis in healthcare. wsws.org "We're constantly working extra hours now. There are not enough staff and not enough beds. Its impacting on patient safety. It's been like this for years, but it's gotten worse with COVID."

Toward increased Networking (2022-06-30). Online events with Kate Raworth, Vandana Shiva, Jeremy Corbyn, Yanis Varoufakis & others. indybay.org Here are about a dozen online events taking place over the next week (and starting at 9 am tomorrow, June 29th), featuring people such as Kate Raworth, Vandana Shiva, Bayo Akomolafe, Jeremy Corbyn, Yanis Varoufakis, Erwin Chemerinsky, Deborah Archer 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.

SCOTUS ruled wrongly (2022-06-30). People pour into Federal Bldg Plaza to Express their Outrage on Day of Decision. indybay.org Protesters spilled into the streets on June 24 soon after the much anticipated Supreme Court decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization was announced.

Fight Back (2022-06-30). Canada: Sodexo workers at Mount Milligan Mine join Steelworkers union. fightbacknews.org Prince George, BC, Canada – Sodexo workers who provide catering and facilities management services at Centerra Gold's Mount Milligan Mine, north of Prince George, British Columbia, have voted 92.9% in favor to join the United Steelworkers union (USW). The union-certification application for approximately 70 workers was filed on June 13 and ballots were counted on June 23. | "We are proud to welcome the Sodexo workers at the Mount Milligan Mine to our union family and we look forward to working together to achieve a first collective agreement," said USW Western Canada Director Scott Lunny. "It takes courage for wo…

Staff (2022-06-30). Russia condemns Israeli regime attacks on Syria. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 30 (MNA)— Speaking at a meeting of the UN Security Council, the First Deputy Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the UN, condemned the Zionists' airstrikes on Damascus airport.

Mark Merritt (2022-06-30). Water protectors hold out hope for river flows. greenleft.org.au The second Darling/Baaka River convoy to highlight unsustainable water-sharing plans and ungoverned water-trading practices was organised in early May. Mark Merritt reports.

WSWS (2022-06-30). Immigrant detainee workers strike at California detention centers to protest low pay and hazardous conditions. wsws.org Workers, who are defined as "housing porters," reported cleaning bathrooms and dormitories for the nominal wage of $1 a day, despite the $15 an hour minimum wage in California.

Anonymous103 (2022-06-29). In Video: Uncomfortable Questions To Ukrainian Authorities From Civilians In Kremenchug. southfront.org

Jake Johnson (2022-06-29). Sanders, Fetterman Urge Buttigieg to Fine Airlines Over Flight Cancellations. commondreams.org "The American people are sick of airlines ripping them off, canceling flights at the last minute, and delaying flights for hours on end," said the Vermont senator.

Anonymous103 (2022-06-29). Iran And Argentina In BRICS Would Advance The Multipolar Project. southfront.org BRICS' expansion is a necessary step to overcome the unipolar world order. | Written by Lucas Leiroz, researcher in Social Science sat the Rural Federal University of Rio de Janeiro; geopolitical consultant. | A new step is being taken towards the expansion of the BRICS. Iran and Argentina asked this last week of June to join the group of emerging countries currently formed by Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. Beijing and Moscow, which are extremely affected by international sanctions,…

Anonymous103 (2022-06-29). US Government Openly Advocates Destroying Russia. southfront.org The US government commission urged for more support (clearly implying actual support exists already) to separatist movements inside Russia and in the diaspora. | Written by Drago Bosnic, independent geopolitical and military analyst | Last week, on June 23, a United States government agency under the name Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, better known as the Helsinki Commission,

Anonymous103 (2022-06-29). What More Proof Is Needed That America Is A Dictatorship, Not A Democracy? southfront.org | Written by Ever since 2014,

Anonymous Contributor (2022-06-29). Thousands Take to Streets in Boise, Idaho; Push Back Against the far-Right. itsgoingdown.org Report from so-called Boise, Idaho on recent protests and mobilizations against the Supreme Court ruling against Roe V Wade. In the heat of summer, on June 27th, 2022, roughly 4,000 people showed up to a demonstration at Cherie Buckner-Webb park in so-called downtown Boise, Idaho. The crowd was mixed with many attendees that had never…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-06-29). National Strike in Ecuador Completes 15 Days, Struggle Continues. libya360.wordpress.com Tanya Wadhwa Hundreds of thousands of Ecuadorians held a massive march in capital Quito to mark 15 days of the national strike On June 27. (Photo: CONAIE/Twitter) Ecuadorian peasant, Indigenous and Afro-descendant organizations have vowed to continue fighting against poverty and deep inequalities in the country, despite persecution, criminalization and repression by the state Monday,…

_____ (2022-06-29). Seventy Five Years Later, Toll Of Taft-Hartley Weighs Heavily On Labor. popularresistance.org The Taft-Hartley Act was the centerpiece of big business's counterattack against a labor and people's movement that had, over the previous decade, won major improvements for working people on factory floors and in the halls of Congress. | From 1936 through World War II, the new industrial unions of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) — UE, the United Auto Workers, the United Steelworkers, and dozens of smaller unions — had successfully organized the mass-production industries that dominated U.S. economy at the time. Like Amazon today, the huge corporations that dominated these industries [m…

Fight Back (2022-06-29). Appleton, WI: 150-plus take the streets to defend abortion rights. fightbacknews.org Appleton, WI — On June 24, over 150 people answered an emergency call to action in regard to the Supreme Court's decision to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade case, which provided women federal protection for having an abortion. The event kicked off in Houdini Plaza, in the heart of Appleton's downtown district. | Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) members read statements to the large crowd, in solidarity with protests being held across the country and the need for working-class people to organize and demand the right to safe, legal abortion for all women in the country. | After that, members…

Peoples Dispatch (2022-06-29). Construction workers in Zurich demand better working conditions and a fair contract. peoplesdispatch.org On June 25, more than 15,000 people marched in the Swiss city of Zurich in a demonstration called by construction workers and trade unions. They were demanding fairer contracts and better working conditions. Trade unions, including Unia and Syna, on behalf of the masons and construction workers organized the rally, with laborers from other sectors and progressive groups including the Swiss Party of Labor (PST), Youth of Labor Party, Communist Party, Communist Youth, Movement For Socialism and more, participating in solidarity. In the mobilization, the workers expressed their opposition to work schedules dictated…

_____ (2022-06-29). Canada's Brutal And Dangerous 'Pipeline Police'. popularresistance.org The expansion of oil and gas exports has become a strategic priority for a major section of the capitalist class in Canada and its political enablers. The declining possibilities for export to the US, moreover, have led 'business and political leaders…to pivot to East Asia, particularly China.' This has involved the development of the required infrastructure in the western provinces, including the construction of major pipelines. | Obviously, this whole initiative can only compound the impacts of climate change and other forms of environmental degradation. It has also put the Canadian state on a collision cours…

_____ (2022-06-29). Is Universal Basic Income Part Of A Just Transition? popularresistance.org In the remote rural village of Dauphin, in the Canadian province of Manitoba, economists tried out an unusual experiment. In the 1970s, they persuaded the provincial government to give cash payments to poorer families to see if a guaranteed basic income could improve their outcomes. During the years of this "Mincome" experiment, families received a basic income of 16,000 Canadian dollars (or a top up to that amount). With 10,000 inhabitants, Dauphin was just big enough to be a good data set but not too big as to bankrupt the government. | The results were startling, including a significant drop in hospitalization…

WSWS (2022-06-29). Strong interest in SEP meeting on the mass uprising in Sri Lanka. wsws.org "I read the WSWS article on how big companies in Sri Lanka have made profits in the midst of this crisis. I felt really angry when I went through the numbers. That is the wealth that can solve the problems of the suffering people."

Ralph Underhill (2022-06-29). Ghislaine Maxwell is just the tip of the iceberg. thecanary.co By

Dave LIndorff (2022-06-29). What would a real Opposition Party of the People Do? thiscantbehappening.net We are currently at the mercy of a cabal of self-righteous Christian fascists with a 6-3 grip on the US Supreme Court and on Congress, thanks to an arcance structure designed by slave-owning wealthy men who handed the power to a Senate dominated by small state rich people their party of Christian fascists and ordinary … |

Salma Allam (2022-06-29). NYC organizers celebrate militant history of Stonewall rebellion, denounce police presence. liberationnews.org Throughout the action, speakers consistently reminded the crowd that the presence of police was an assault on LGBTQ and working class people's fight for liberation.

WSWS (2022-06-29). Ecuador shaken by anti-government protests, mass strikes over inflation. wsws.org Extreme social inequality exacerbated by spiraling inflation, especially food and gas prices, triggered a social explosion in Ecuador.

Middle East Monitor (2022-06-29). Israeli Squatter-Settlers are Expanding Colonies in Palestinian West Bank in Advance of Biden's Visit and another Election. juancole.com By Adnan Abu Amer | &#1 ; ( Middle East Monitor ) &#1 ; As soon as it was announced that Israel is heading for yet another General Election, and the visit of US President Joe Biden to the region next month was confirmed, it was obvious that Israel's illegal settlers are going to take advantage of …

WSWS (2022-06-29). Lessons of the British rail strikes. wsws.org It is necessary to draw a balance sheet of last week's national strikes and the political lessons for the working class.

SCOTUS ruled wrongly (2022-06-29). People pour into Federal Bldg Plaza to Express their Anger on Day of Decision. indybay.org Protesters spilled into the streets on June 24 soon after the much anticipated Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization was announced.

Fight Back (2022-06-29). Milwaukee begins to Take Back Pride. fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI — Despite the sporadic rainfall throughout the day on June 25, 100 people showed up to say no to cops and corporations in Pride. The rally and march honored the radical character of the LGBTQ struggle. In Milwaukee, the legacy of Black and brown trans working-class people – like Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson – has unfortunately been whitewashed by people who welcome cops and corporations with open arms to Pride. | After departing from Walker's Point, a neighborhood with many LGBTQ-friendly establishments, the march descended upon the Wisconsin Center, where a summit of conservative figu…

WSWS (2022-06-29). Strike by 630 workers at Glencore's Raglan Mine in northern Quebec enters second month. wsws.org The striking miners are fighting for better wages, decent working conditions, and an improved vacation plan, while opposing the increased use of subcontracting by the company.

TeleSUR, SH (2022-06-29). Petrocaribe: 17 años de integración y cooperación regional. telesurtv.net Desde su creación, Petrocaribe ha contribuido en proyectos sociales ayudando significativamente a la reducción de la pobreza.

TeleSUR, jdo, JGN (2022-06-29). øQué falta para considerar santo al Dr. José Gregorio Hernández. telesurtv.net Se requiere la presentación de un segundo milagro atribuible al Médico de los Pobres para su posterior examen y validación por El Vaticano.

Lucrecia Franco (2022-06-29). Advocates promote jackfruits for Brazilians struggling with food insecurity. america.cgtn.com Millions of people are facing hunger in Brazil and across Latin America—33 million, according to a recent study on food insecurity.

Anonymous669 (2022-06-29). Guided Missile Strike In Syria's Afrin Leaves Nine Turkish-Backed Militants Dead (Video, Photos). southfront.org . | On June 29, nine Turkish-backed militants were killed and two others were wounded when an anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) hit a bus that was carrying them near the town of Bosoufane which is located in the southern part of Turkish-occupied Afrin in the northern countryside of Syria's Aleppo. | The slain militants were all members of the al-Sham Legion, a faction of the National Front for Liberation (NFL). The front is Turkey's main proxy in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib and a de…

_____ (2022-06-28). Climate Activists Block IMF Paris Office Doors. popularresistance.org Paris, France – Climate activists on Monday blocked entry to the International Monetary Fund's Paris office with some gluing their hands to its doors, demanding developing countries' debt be scrapped to help tackle climate change. | The Paris protest is part of a "Debt for climate" global campaign calling on wealthy-nation leaders attending the G7 summit in Germany to cancel the debts of poorer and less industrialized countries, known as the global south. | While low-emitting countries in the global south contribute the least to climate change, they tend to be the hardest-hit by the consequences, experts say. | "

_____ (2022-06-28). Lessons From Colombia: A Victory For The People. popularresistance.org On June 19, Colombians elected the first leftist president and the first Afro-Colombian vice president in history. This was possible, despite being in a repressive state, because of a strong national social movement that organized an effective national strike in the spring of 2021. Clearing the FOG speaks with Charo Mina Rojas, an Afro-Colombian human rights defender and leader in the 2016 peace process, about this victory, the obstacles they faced and how they will counter efforts by the wealthy class to prevent further progress. Activists in the United States have much to learn from the Colombian people's movem…

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2022-06-29: News Headlines

Labor Video Project (2022-06-29). SLAP At Parker Elementary School Fighting Closures Of Schools & Privatization Oakland Port. indybay.org The Schools and Labor Against Privatization held a BBQ to build solidarity against the closure of Parker Elementary and 10 other Oakland public schools in working class Black and Brown communities. It was also against the privatization of Howard Terminal at the Port of Oakland for a sale to billionaire GAP A's owner John Fisher.

Fight Back (2022-06-29). Appleton, WI: 150-plus take the streets to defend abortion rights. fightbacknews.org Appleton, WI — On June 24, over 150 people answered an emergency call to action in regard to the Supreme Court's decision to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade case, which provided women federal protection for having an abortion. The event kicked off in Houdini Plaza, in the heart of Appleton's downtown district. | Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) members read statements to the large crowd, in solidarity with protests being held across the country and the need for working-class people to organize and demand the right to safe, legal abortion for all women in the country. | After that, members…

Toward increased Networking (2022-06-29). Online events with Kate Raworth, Vandana Shiva, Jeremy Corbyn, Yanis Varoufakis & others. indybay.org Here are about a dozen online events taking place over the next week (and starting at 9 am tomorrow, June 29th), featuring people such as Kate Raworth, Vandana Shiva, Bayo Akomolafe, Jeremy Corbyn, Yanis Varoufakis, Erwin Chemerinsky, Deborah Archer 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 (2022-06-28). Sri Lankan corporations reap large profits as workers and rural toilers face poverty and starvation. wsws.org The Lanka Hospitals Corporation, one of the largest of the more than 140 private hospitals in Sri Lanka, recorded a 2.8 billion-rupee turn over in the first quarter of this year, a 27 percent increase on the same period last year.

Staff (2022-06-28). Ecuador: Fuel Price Reduction Insufficient, Says CONAIE. orinocotribune.com Monday, June 27, the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE) rejected President Guillermo Lasso's recent announcement that, in response to the 15-day national strike, the country would reduce the cost of various fuels by 10 cents per gallon. | CONAIE branded the measure as "insufficient and insensitive, since it does not sympathize with the situation of poverty faced by millions of families." CONAIE stated that it would confer with its supporters to formulate a clear position in the coming days. | The organization that has led the protests warned that, despite persecution, criminalization, a…

_____ (2022-06-28). Climate Activists Block IMF Paris Office Doors. popularresistance.org Paris, France – Climate activists on Monday blocked entry to the International Monetary Fund's Paris office with some gluing their hands to its doors, demanding developing countries' debt be scrapped to help tackle climate change. | The Paris protest is part of a "Debt for climate" global campaign calling on wealthy-nation leaders attending the G7 summit in Germany to cancel the debts of poorer and less industrialized countries, known as the global south. | While low-emitting countries in the global south contribute the least to climate change, they tend to be the hardest-hit by the consequences, experts say. | "

_____ (2022-06-28). Lessons From Colombia: A Victory For The People. popularresistance.org On June 19, Colombians elected the first leftist president and the first Afro-Colombian vice president in history. This was possible, despite being in a repressive state, because of a strong national social movement that organized an effective national strike in the spring of 2021. Clearing the FOG speaks with Charo Mina Rojas, an Afro-Colombian human rights defender and leader in the 2016 peace process, about this victory, the obstacles they faced and how they will counter efforts by the wealthy class to prevent further progress. Activists in the United States have much to learn from the Colombian people's movem…

_____ (2022-06-28). Nonprofit, Human Services Workers Are Starting To Unionize. popularresistance.org Makayla Wahaus' journey to union activism started at Rensselaear Polytechnic Institute where she was a physics major. A course on food systems sparked an interest in social problems like food deserts and poor nutrition and the 2020 graduate ended up working for the non-profit Capital Roots, which works to make fresh produce available to people in neighborhoods where there are no nearby supermarkets or other healthy food sources. | She says she loves her job, but wants more say in how the organization is run, and like others, says it's increasingly hard to survive on the pay, which for many is under $15-an-hour.

SAM (2022-06-28). Time To End the Capital Gains Rate Giveaway. inequality.org

WSWS (2022-06-28). Widespread opposition by truck drivers to Teamsters' deal with car-hauling companies. wsws.org Truck drivers, mechanics and other yard workers are currently voting on a three-year contract which would further erode their living standards and working conditions.

____ (2022-06-28). U.S. should be held responsible for creating "debt trap": FM spokesperson. ecns.cn

Amanda Yee (2022-06-28). 53 years ago: Queer liberation's roots were socialist, working class and anti-imperialist. liberationnews.org Standing for queer community means also standing against police brutality and mass incarceration, and join the struggle to dismantle capitalism and imperialism!

____ (2022-06-28). Hong Kong youth sees motherland's influence in the UN. ecns.cn A young man from the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) said he has seen China's influence during two years working at the United Nations (UN).

Editor (2022-06-27). CIA, European Commandos Operating on the Ground in Ukraine: NYT. scheerpost.com A handout photo made available by the Ukrainian Presidential Press Service shows Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky on his working visit to the eastern Ukrainian conflict zone, 9 April 2021. [Handout photo/EPA/EFE] | By Kyle Anzalone / The New York Times

_____ (2022-06-27). Israel and the US are Creating a "Middle East Alliance" journal-neo.org According to Israeli Minister of Defense Benny Gantz, Israel and the US have recently been working hard to establish a formal "Middle East air defense alliance." The minister said that the matter would be discussed in depth during US President Joe Biden's visit to Israel, scheduled for July 13-14. At a meeting of the Israeli …

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2022-06-28: News Headlines

Labor Video Project (2022-06-28). SLAP At Parker Elementary School Fighting Closures Of Schools & Privatization Oakland Port. indybay.org The Schools and Labor Against Privatization held a BBQ to build solidarity against the closure of Parker Elementary and 10 other Oakland public schools in working class Black and Brown communities. It was also against the privatization of Howard Terminal at the Port of Oakland for a sale to billionaire GAP A's owner John Fisher.

WSWS (2022-06-28). Sri Lankan corporations reap large profits as workers and rural toilers face poverty and starvation. wsws.org The Lanka Hospitals Corporation, one of the largest of the more than 140 private hospitals in Sri Lanka, recorded a 2.8 billion-rupee turn over in the first quarter of this year, a 27 percent increase on the same period last year.

Staff (2022-06-28). Ecuador: Fuel Price Reduction Insufficient, Says CONAIE. orinocotribune.com Monday, June 27, the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE) rejected President Guillermo Lasso's recent announcement that, in response to the 15-day national strike, the country would reduce the cost of various fuels by 10 cents per gallon. | CONAIE branded the measure as "insufficient and insensitive, since it does not sympathize with the situation of poverty faced by millions of families." CONAIE stated that it would confer with its supporters to formulate a clear position in the coming days. | The organization that has led the protests warned that, despite persecution, criminalization, a…

_____ (2022-06-28). Lessons From Colombia: A Victory For The People. popularresistance.org On June 19, Colombians elected the first leftist president and the first Afro-Colombian vice president in history. This was possible, despite being in a repressive state, because of a strong national social movement that organized an effective national strike in the spring of 2021. Clearing the FOG speaks with Charo Mina Rojas, an Afro-Colombian human rights defender and leader in the 2016 peace process, about this victory, the obstacles they faced and how they will counter efforts by the wealthy class to prevent further progress. Activists in the United States have much to learn from the Colombian people's movem…

WSWS (2022-06-28). Widespread opposition by truck drivers to Teamsters' deal with car-hauling companies. wsws.org Truck drivers, mechanics and other yard workers are currently voting on a three-year contract which would further erode their living standards and working conditions.

____ (2022-06-28). U.S. should be held responsible for creating "debt trap": FM spokesperson. ecns.cn

____ (2022-06-28). Hong Kong youth sees motherland's influence in the UN. ecns.cn A young man from the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) said he has seen China's influence during two years working at the United Nations (UN).

Editor (2022-06-27). CIA, European Commandos Operating on the Ground in Ukraine: NYT. scheerpost.com A handout photo made available by the Ukrainian Presidential Press Service shows Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky on his working visit to the eastern Ukrainian conflict zone, 9 April 2021. [Handout photo/EPA/EFE] | By Kyle Anzalone / The New York Times

____ (2022-06-27). (Português) Brasil: A política de ódio e o assassinato do indigenista Bruno e do jornalista Dom. transcend.org 20 Jun 2022 – O assassinato do conhecido indigenista Bruno Pereira e do jornalista inglês Dom Phillips comoveram o país e o mundo. Esse crime só é compreensível no quadro de uma política de ódio e perseguiàßà£o que o atual governo estabeleceu como política normal, atingindo principalmente os povos originários, os negros, os de outra opàßà£o sexual e os pobres em geral.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-06-27). Massacre in Melilla: A Barbaric Crime. libya360.wordpress.com Alejandro López 37 refugees dead, hundreds injured in Spanish-Moroccan police massacre at Melilla border Spain's Socialist Party (PSOE)-Podemos government, working with Moroccan police acting as the European Union's border guards, have carried out a barbaric massacre at the borders of the Spanish enclave of Melilla in Africa. At least 37 migrants were killed and 1 …

_____ (2022-06-27). Israel and the US are Creating a "Middle East Alliance" journal-neo.org According to Israeli Minister of Defense Benny Gantz, Israel and the US have recently been working hard to establish a formal "Middle East air defense alliance." The minister said that the matter would be discussed in depth during US President Joe Biden's visit to Israel, scheduled for July 13-14. At a meeting of the Israeli …

_____ (2022-06-27). Food Insecurity Increases In The US While It Declines In Nicaragua. popularresistance.org In 2018, 48% of U.S.-based churches had their own food-distribution ministry or supported efforts run by other churches or organizations such as food pantries or food banks. | These faith-based ministries, unlike government programs, provide immediate help to hungry people with no requirements. And more than two million people volunteer at a food pantry, soup kitchen, emergency shelter or after-school programs in the U.S., working more than 100 million volunteer hours a year—according to Hunger in America 2014, a study conducted by Feeding America. | This wave of charity recognizes a serious problem in the…

Fight Back (2022-06-27). No safe water, no fans. Wisconsin Teamsters struggle heats up. fightbacknews.org Elm Grove, WI – You might know UPS for their slogan, "What can Brown do for you?" For their employees, the answer is "Not much!" | At the Elm Grove warehouse located just outside Milwaukee, working conditions have never been great. Now with the recent heat wave and a dirty water system, they are noticeably worse. For nearly a month the warehouse has had no potable water safe for humans, meaning workers hope there is enough bottled water to last them through their shift or bring their own water. The bathroom sinks are out of order, with only hand sanitizer to use. This is unsanitary and stands in violation of the…

____ (2022-06-27). Who Is to Blame for Inflation? The Power Brokers of Capitalism. transcend.org 22 Jun 2022 – Inflation as a Political Power Play Gone Wrong – A half-century long strategy, led by corporations, Wall Street, governments, and central banks, is coming undone. As a result, the West's authorities now face an impossible choice: push conglomerates and states into cascading bankruptcies or allow inflation to go unchecked.

____ (2022-06-27). G7: Sowing Hunger, Reaping Profits &#1 ; Our Bread, Our Freedom Campaign. transcend.org 26 Jun 2022 – G7 should stop promoting hunger by design and support movements for Food Sovereignty and Agroecology. The current globalized, industrial agrifood system is a food system that creates hunger by design.

Dana Sanchez (2022-06-27). Former High Flyer Crypto Firm Celsius Hires Advisors To Consider Bankruptcy Filing. moguldom.com Crypto lending platform Celsius Network, which sent shock waves through the market when it froze all withdrawals, swaps and transfers between accounts earlier in June, is considering bankruptcy The company hired restructuring consultants from advisory firm Alvarez & Marsal regarding a possible bankruptcy filing, people familiar with the matter told the Wall Street Journal. Celsius …

____ (2022-06-27). Danilo Dolci (28 Jun 1924 — 30 Dec 1997). transcend.org Alone he stood, faced by hostility of the church, the government, the landowners, and the mafia. Surely, only with a flame of faith in his heart he could face hatred, corruption, brutality, indifference, poverty, dereliction and despair. But he did face them and achieved his victories. He lived on the same level of those he was trying to help, working at grassroots level.

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2022-06-27: News Headlines

Fight Back (2022-06-27). No safe water, no fans. Wisconsin Teamsters struggle heats up. fightbacknews.org Elm Grove, WI – You might know UPS for their slogan, "What can Brown do for you?" For their employees, the answer is "Not much!" | At the Elm Grove warehouse located just outside Milwaukee, working conditions have never been great. Now with the recent heat wave and a dirty water system, they are noticeably worse. For nearly a month the warehouse has had no potable water safe for humans, meaning workers hope there is enough bottled water to last them through their shift or bring their own water. The bathroom sinks are out of order, with only hand sanitizer to use. This is unsanitary and stands in violation of the…

_____ (2022-06-26). Thousands Protest As G7 Convenes In Germany. popularresistance.org About 4,000 protesters gathered in Munich as the Group of Seven (G7) leading economic powers prepared to hold their annual gathering in Germany's Bavarian Alps. | Organisers said they hoped to mobilise up to 20,000 protesters in the Bavarian city and were disappointed by the initial low turnout at Munich's Theresienwiese park, German news agency dpa reported. | Uwe Hiksch, one of the protest organisers, said potential participants might consider it inappropriate to challenge the world's wealthiest democracies during Russia's invasion of Ukraine. | "We have the impression that many people are unsettled by the war…

_____ (2022-06-26). British Rail Workers Lead Fight Against Cost Of Living Crisis. popularresistance.org As working class sections and low income households in the UK are suffering from the ongoing cost of living crisis, rail workers are organizing a massive mobilization against proposed austerity measures and job cuts. Over 50,000 rail workers of 13 train operating companies and the London Tube began a strike action on Tuesday, June 21, under the leadership of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) demanding higher wages at par with the soaring inflation and protesting against the job cuts that will result from the austerity policies proposed by the authorities. The strike continued on Thu…

_____ (2022-06-26). Transcending The 'Imperial Mode Of Living'. popularresistance.org In a giant overcorrection from the anti-consumerism era of No Logo and Adbusters, much of the "climate left" in the Global North now tends to dismiss any critique of resource-intensive consumption—driving and flying, factory farmed meat, smartphones—as reactionary, if not even "Thatcherite" or "Malthusian." Focusing on consumption, the argument goes, distracts from immense capitalist power and profits, blaming the increasingly immiserated working class for conditions that we have no control over. This conclusion has been widely memeified: think of "no ethical consumption under capitalism," the "Mister…

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2022-06-26: News Headlines

Manlio Dinucci (2022-06-25). Terrapiattismo geopolitico dell'Italia. globalresearch.ca L'Italia, mentre chiede a Washington di essere ammessa alla Five Eyes, la più potente alleanza spionistica mondiale a guida Usa, boicotta il Forum economico internazionale di San Pietroburgo a scapito dei propri interessi nazionali. | Due eventi — uno a Occidente …

_____ (2022-06-25). Building Black Wealth: Understanding The Limits Of Black Capitalism. popularresistance.org Beginning in the 19th and 20th century, during the United States' reconstruction era that followed the American Civil War, an important debate emerged in this country. It was during the era after slavery was officially abolished — after Union troops arrived in Galveston, Texas on June 19th, 1865 — what we now commemorate as Juneteenth — to spread the word. The debate, that in many ways is still alive and well, went something like this: what is the best way to end class and racial injustice in the United States and what is the role of Black leadership in this? | Two leaders of the Black community…

_____ (2022-06-25). In Solidarity with the Ecuadorian People, for the Reestablishment of Democracy in Ecuador. popularresistance.org The Ecuadorian people, with the indigenous and peasant movement at the forefront, have taken to the streets to express their resistance to the adverse impacts of the extreme neoliberal policies implemented by the government of banker Guillermo Lasso. The peaceful nationwide mobilization is demanding from the government response to critical aspects that affect the people in their daily lives, such as the lack of employment and labor rights, a moratorium and renegotiation of personal and family debts, fair prices for peasant production, control of basic prices and an end to speculation, fuel prices, respect for col…

_____ (2022-06-25). In Solidarity With The Ecuadorian People. popularresistance.org The Ecuadorian people, with the indigenous and peasant movement at the forefront, have taken to the streets to express their resistance to the adverse impacts of the extreme neoliberal policies implemented by the government of banker Guillermo Lasso. The peaceful nationwide mobilization is demanding from the government response to critical aspects that affect the people in their daily lives, such as the lack of employment and labor rights, a moratorium and renegotiation of personal and family debts, fair prices for peasant production, control of basic prices and an end to speculation, fuel prices, respect for col…

Peoples Dispatch (2022-06-25). Daily Round-up | UK rail workers on second day of nationwide strike & other stories. peoplesdispatch.org In today's episode, we bring you stories from the rail workers' strike in the UK, copper workers' protest in Chile, a US Supreme Court ruling on guns, and a report on famine in Somalia…

Contributing Writers (2022-06-25). MFA Spox Zakharova: Global Food Security & Upcoming Hunger. marktaliano.net READ MORE: Global Planned Financial Tsunami Has Just Begun &#1 ; Global ResearchGlobal Research &#1 ; Centre for Research on Globalization The UK is Doing Its Best to Stir a Food Crisis While Pinning the Blame on Russia/ By Ekaterina Blinova…

Gavin O'Reilly (2022-06-25). Victoria electoral de Gustavo Petro: øRumbo a un cambio de régimen en Colombia? globalizacion.ca La victoria de Gustavo Petro en las elecciones presidenciales de Colombia del domingo, que marca la primera vez que Bogotá elige a un jefe de estado de izquierda, no fue el único evento geopolítico de gran alcance que tuvo lugar…

Gavin Francis (2022-06-25). [Perspectives] General practice: a fortunate profession? thelancet.com A Fortunate Man is a classic of photojournalism, published in 1967 by the art writer John Berger with the photographer Jean Mohr. The book examines the work of Dr John "Sassall", a friend of Berger and Mohr and a general practitioner (GP) in the Forest of Dean, Wye Valley, UK. For 6 weeks in the mid-1960s, the writer and photographer accompanied Sassall to every consultation he attended. Berger's accompanying essay makes excursions into the historical roles of the doctor, cultural deprivation, the nature of vocation, and the Renaissance dream of achieving universal knowledge.

Jessamy Bagenal, Benjamin Burlton, Florence Costalas, Bethany Gomersall, Joanna Palmer, Paula Preyzner (2022-06-25). [Comment] The 2022 Wakley Prize: compassion and connection. thelancet.com During the COVID-19 pandemic health professionals have found themselves working in a landscape that has been utterly transformed, for good and ill. There have been remarkable advances, such as accelerated research to produce effective treatments and vaccines, and increased use of digital health care. There are also ongoing challenges in many health-care settings, such as staff shortages, the pressures of long waiting lists for routine care, and an exhausted health workforce. Yet whatever the innovations and adversities, compassion and connection remain fundamental to establishing a positive, healing relationship…

WSWS (2022-06-25). Spain's PSOE-Podemos government bans walkout as Ryanair workers strike across Europe. wsws.org Airline workers are a strategic, section of the working population whose mobilisation points to the vast social and industrial power of the international working class.

Prof. Claudia von Werlhof (2022-06-25). Global WAR-NING! Geoengineering Is Wrecking Our Planet and Humanity. globalresearch.ca World leaders are meeting in Glasgow at COP-26. All eyes are now on "the imminent dangers of CO2 and greenhouse gas emissions". The "climate emergency" is a timely instrument of propaganda used to distract people from questioning "the real crisis", namely the Covid-19 "plandemic".

WSWS (2022-06-25). Australian Labor Party records lowest primary vote since 1934. wsws.org Labor won only a single new seat in the most disadvantaged half of the country, while five of the party's ten seats gained were in the 23 wealthiest electorates.

Manlio Dinucci (2022-06-25). How to Destroy Russia. 2019 Rand Corporation Report: "Overextending and Unbalancing Russia" globalresearch.ca Force the adversary to expand recklessly in order to unbalance him, and then destroy him. This is not the description of a judo hold, but a plan against Russia elaborated by the Rand Corporation, the most influential think tank in the USA.

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2022-06-25: News Headlines

The Conversation (2022-06-25). America's religious Communities are divided over the issue of Abortion. juancole.com Interview by Kalpana Jain, The Conversation | &#1 ; Interviewed: Luis Josué Salés, Scripps College; Rachel Mikva, Chicago Theological Seminary; Samira Meht University of Colorado Boulder; Steven K. Green, Willamette University; Susan M. Shaw; Oregon State University. Since the first indications that the U.S. Supreme Court could overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling, following a …

John J. Mearsheimer (2022-06-25). The Causes and Consequences of the Ukraine War: A lecture by John J. Mearsheimer. juancole.com Robert Schumann Center for Advanced Studies: "Professor John J. Mearsheimer will discuss the current Russian invasion on Ukraine whilst exploring the potential causes and consequences of the crisis. In this lecture, Prof. Mearsheimer will aim to focus on both the origins of the war in Ukraine and some of its most important consequences. He will …

Gavin Francis (2022-06-25). [Perspectives] General practice: a fortunate profession? thelancet.com A Fortunate Man is a classic of photojournalism, published in 1967 by the art writer John Berger with the photographer Jean Mohr. The book examines the work of Dr John "Sassall", a friend of Berger and Mohr and a general practitioner (GP) in the Forest of Dean, Wye Valley, UK. For 6 weeks in the mid-1960s, the writer and photographer accompanied Sassall to every consultation he attended. Berger's accompanying essay makes excursions into the historical roles of the doctor, cultural deprivation, the nature of vocation, and the Renaissance dream of achieving universal knowledge.

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-06-25). Mayo Clinic Minute: Reducing dementia risks. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org More than 55 million people worldwide are believed to be living with dementia, according to the World Health Organization. And women are likely to be twice as affected by dementia as men. Dementia is an umbrella term for a group of symptoms affecting memory, thinking and social abilities. It's not one disease. And Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia. Dr. Ronald Petersen, director of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at Mayo Clinic, says…

Jessamy Bagenal, Benjamin Burlton, Florence Costalas, Bethany Gomersall, Joanna Palmer, Paula Preyzner (2022-06-25). [Comment] The 2022 Wakley Prize: compassion and connection. thelancet.com During the COVID-19 pandemic health professionals have found themselves working in a landscape that has been utterly transformed, for good and ill. There have been remarkable advances, such as accelerated research to produce effective treatments and vaccines, and increased use of digital health care. There are also ongoing challenges in many health-care settings, such as staff shortages, the pressures of long waiting lists for routine care, and an exhausted health workforce. Yet whatever the innovations and adversities, compassion and connection remain fundamental to establishing a positive, healing relationship…

WSWS (2022-06-25). Australian Labor Party records lowest primary vote since 1934. wsws.org Labor won only a single new seat in the most disadvantaged half of the country, while five of the party's ten seats gained were in the 23 wealthiest electorates.

WSWS (2022-06-25). Spain's PSOE-Podemos government bans walkout as Ryanair workers strike across Europe. wsws.org Airline workers are a strategic, section of the working population whose mobilisation points to the vast social and industrial power of the international working class.

Jordan Schachtel (2022-06-24). Ukraine is a Mess: Celeb Visits, Banned Books, Ethnic Cleansing, A Broken War Effort, Sponsored by the "Free World" globalresearch.ca Ukraine is a total mess. A mess of epic proportions. | | And sponsored by the "Free World," which, in 2022, hardly resembles anything having to do with freedom or any semblance of western tradition. | Let's absorb the headlines of the past …

_____ (2022-06-24). We Need To Build The Architecture Of Our Future. popularresistance.org In April 2022, the United Nations established the Global Crisis Response Group on Food, Energy, and Finance. This group is tracking the three major crises of food inflation, fuel inflation, and financial distress. Their second briefing, released on 8 June 2022, noted that, after two years of the COVID-19 pandemic: | the world economy has been left in a fragile state. Today, 60 per cent of workers have lower real incomes than before the pandemic; 60 per cent of the poorest countries are in debt distress or at high risk of it; developing countries miss $1.2 trillion per year to fill the social protection gap; and $…

Anonymous811 (2022-06-24). Russia Will Pay Its Foreign Debt in Rubles. southfront.org Putin Signs Decree | On June 23, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on the payment of foreign currency debt in rubles. Roughly speaking, transactions will be made through a ruble account at the domestic market rate. Payment of such debt on the part of Russia will be regarded as "duly executed and paid" debt, even if other countries do not think so. | In fact, the debt in rubles will not be paid to all countries, but mainly to European countries on foreign currency debt. It is also worth noting…

SAM (2022-06-24). Does the Amazon Now Have a Shot at Survival? inequality.org

Samidoun Deutschland (2022-06-24). Revolutionary journalist undergoing hunger strike in German prisons! samidoun.net On 16th of May 2022, Revolutionary Journalist àñzgàºl Emre was arrested by German police in Mannheim. On the next day, the police raided the house of ƒ∞hsan Cibelik, a member of the revolutionary music band Grup Yorum. He was forcibly detained and heavily assaulted. Both of them were taken to respective courts and in a …

Samidoun Deutschland (2022-06-24). Revolutionary journalist undergoing hunger strike in German prisons. samidoun.net On 16th of May 2022, Revolutionary Journalist àñzgàºl Emre was arrested by German police in Mannheim. On the next day, the police raided the house of ƒ∞hsan Cibelik, a member of the revolutionary music band Grup Yorum. He was forcibly detained and heavily assaulted. Both of them were taken to respective courts and in a …

WSWS (2022-06-24). Fed chief admits rate hikes could bring recession. wsws.org Rate hikes will do nothing to bring down fuel and food prices, as Powell acknowledged in his testimony to Congress, but are aimed at suppressing the growing wages movement of the working class.

Maryam Jameela (2022-06-24). Fascist Tories want to scrap the Human Rights Act. thecanary.co A new And th…

WSWS (2022-06-24). US heat wave endangers lives of most vulnerable, especially growing homeless population. wsws.org Millions of Americans are experiencing the second severe heat wave in two weeks. The extreme heat will be most severe for the homeless, who have little access to protection from the scorching heat.

Joe Glenton (2022-06-24). As Afghans dig through earthquake rubble, their wealth remains in the hands of US banks. thecanary.co Afghans in the east of the country have spent several days digging through rubble, often by hand, following an earthquake. The disaster hit both Afghanistan and Pakistan on The Taliban gove…

Dr. Robert Malone (2022-06-24). Pfizer and Moderna Vaccines Analysis Re-do: "Serious adverse events of special interest": Dr. Malone. globalresearch.ca There has been a bit of a stir lately concerning…

Labor Video Project (2022-06-24). 4,000 S. Africa NUMSA Implats Platinum Workers Strike: NUMSA's Phakamile Majola Reports. indybay.org 4.000 South African NUMSA Implats contract platinum workers have gone on strike against slave labor conditions. These workers are paid much less than regular workers at the company for doing the same work. Contract workers are being used by companies to destroy their benefits and working conditions.

____ (2022-06-24). Experts see ample policy space to sustain growth. ecns.cn China has made a rapid economic recovery with a mild increase in debt levels since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving ample policy space to sustain a steady economic performance, officials and experts said on Thursday.

Eric A. Gordon (2022-06-24). 'Kinderland': A documentary visit to two century-old secular Jewish summer camps. peoplesworld.org The new (2021) documentary short (32 mins.) Kinderland tells the story of two secular Jewish summer camps in upstate New York that have cultivated social activists for almost a century and are still in existence today. Both camps were founded by secular working-class Jews on either side of the leftist political divide. Kinderland, founded in 1923, was …

WSWS (2022-06-24). "We are not considered anything": West Coast casual dockworker describes working conditions at West Coast ports. wsws.org While the mainstream media seeks to depict dockworkers as privileged, the reality is very different at the docks.

Julia Conley (2022-06-24). UN Chief Warns of Impending 'Unprecedented Global Food Crisis'. commondreams.org "There is a real risk that multiple famines will be declared in 2022," said Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. "And 2023 could be even worse."

_____ (2022-06-24). Brazil: Officials Working With Indigenous Peoples Go On Strike. popularresistance.org On Thursday, officials from the National Indian Foundation (FUNAI) paralyzed their activities and joined the national day of protests called to reject the murder of British journalist Dom Phillips and ethnologist Bruno Araujo-Pereira in the Brazilian Amazon. | Carrying banners calling for justice, human rights defenders and environmental activists gathered in Brasilia and other Brazilian cities to demand protection for the Indigenous Peoples and demand that the far-right President Jair Bolsonaro open an exhaustive investigation into "the chain of crime in the Amazon." | In Rio de Janeiro, social activists paid tr…

Walden Bello (2022-06-24). Reflections on a Path-Breaking Campaign for Democratic Socialism in the Philippines. fpif.org In the Philippines, as in the U.S., the "left" presents itself "the 'progressive' tail of the liberal elite." Our campaign made room for an actual progressive agenda.

____ (2022-06-24). Aftermath of deadly earthquake in Afghanistan. ecns.cn Desperate rescuers battled against the clock and heavy rain to reach cut-off areas in eastern Afghanistan after a powerful earthquake killed at least 1,000 people and left thousands more homeless.

_____ (2022-06-23). Medics For The People Has A Radical Plan To Rebuild Health Care. popularresistance.org MPLP was established in 1971 by a group of physicians who were also members of the Workers' Party of Belgium (PTB/PVDA). They did this because they felt the need to translate words to action, to ensure that healthcare is accessible to the people who need it, and this included a way of providing people free health consultations. They started the first health house in Antwerp, and since then, we have managed to establish 10 more health houses, guided by the same ideals from more than 50 years ago. There are many more health workers working with MPLP now, too, and not only physicians: nurses, psychologists, they're…

_____ (2022-06-23). This New Import Law Will Hurt US Consumers. popularresistance.org The Chinese government had launched a large scale program to solve the problem once and for all. It subsidized companies to move production facilities to Xinjiang. For geographic reasons these are now mostly in the northern part of Xinjiang. The government also organized large camps for vocational and language training. After people went through those they were offered jobs in the new factories where they work in exchange for normal wages. | The U.S. anti-China propaganda campaign claims that these Uighur people were forced to take up their new jobs and calls that 'forced labor'. It is not. | Working in some indu…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-06-23). Food Insecurity Increases in the U.S. While it Declines in Nicaragua Whose Socialist Government Has Defied U.S. Regime Change Designs. libya360.wordpress.com Nan McCurdy Workers at Houston food bank. [Source: time.com] Expansion of Public Sector in Nicaragua Has Improved Quality of Life for Everyone In 2018, 48% of U.S.-based churches had their own food-distribution ministry or supported efforts run by other churches or organizations such as food pantries or food banks. These faith-based ministries, unlike government programs, provide…

Nan McCurdy (2022-06-23). Food Insecurity Increases in the U.S. While it Declines in Nicaragua, Whose Socialist Government Has Defied U.S. Regime Change Designs. covertactionmagazine.com Expansion of Public Sector in Nicaragua Has Improved Quality of Life for Everyone In 2018, 48% of U.S.-based churches had …

Contributing Writers (2022-06-23). Vatican Endorses "Killer Vaccine": Commemorative Coins Promoting the 'Need to be Vaccinated' against COVID/By Kennedy Hall. marktaliano.net An eight-piece set includes a 20 euro silver coin depicting a young person getting jabbed with a needle. Original Link Here: Vatican Endorses "Killer Vaccine": Commemorative Coins Promoting the 'Need to be Vaccinated' against COVID &#1 ; Global ResearchGlobal Research &#1 ; Centre for Research on Globalization By Kennedy H..]…

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2022-06-24: News Headlines

____ (2022-06-24). Experts see ample policy space to sustain growth. ecns.cn China has made a rapid economic recovery with a mild increase in debt levels since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving ample policy space to sustain a steady economic performance, officials and experts said on Thursday.

Labor Video Project (2022-06-24). 4,000 S. Africa NUMSA Implats Platinum Workers Strike: NUMSA's Phakamile Majola Reports. indybay.org 4.000 South African NUMSA Implats contract platinum workers have gone on strike against slave labor conditions. These workers are paid much less than regular workers at the company for doing the same work. Contract workers are being used by companies to destroy their benefits and working conditions.

____ (2022-06-24). Aftermath of deadly earthquake in Afghanistan. ecns.cn Desperate rescuers battled against the clock and heavy rain to reach cut-off areas in eastern Afghanistan after a powerful earthquake killed at least 1,000 people and left thousands more homeless.

_____ (2022-06-23). Medics For The People Has A Radical Plan To Rebuild Health Care. popularresistance.org MPLP was established in 1971 by a group of physicians who were also members of the Workers' Party of Belgium (PTB/PVDA). They did this because they felt the need to translate words to action, to ensure that healthcare is accessible to the people who need it, and this included a way of providing people free health consultations. They started the first health house in Antwerp, and since then, we have managed to establish 10 more health houses, guided by the same ideals from more than 50 years ago. There are many more health workers working with MPLP now, too, and not only physicians: nurses, psychologists, they're…

_____ (2022-06-23). This New Import Law Will Hurt US Consumers. popularresistance.org The Chinese government had launched a large scale program to solve the problem once and for all. It subsidized companies to move production facilities to Xinjiang. For geographic reasons these are now mostly in the northern part of Xinjiang. The government also organized large camps for vocational and language training. After people went through those they were offered jobs in the new factories where they work in exchange for normal wages. | The U.S. anti-China propaganda campaign claims that these Uighur people were forced to take up their new jobs and calls that 'forced labor'. It is not. | Working in some indu…

Brian Wakamo (2022-06-23). With CEO Pay Skyrocketing, the Unionization Surge is Hardly Surprising. inequality.org

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-06-23). Food Insecurity Increases in the U.S. While it Declines in Nicaragua Whose Socialist Government Has Defied U.S. Regime Change Designs. libya360.wordpress.com Nan McCurdy Workers at Houston food bank. [Source: time.com] Expansion of Public Sector in Nicaragua Has Improved Quality of Life for Everyone In 2018, 48% of U.S.-based churches had their own food-distribution ministry or supported efforts run by other churches or organizations such as food pantries or food banks. These faith-based ministries, unlike government programs, provide…

Nan McCurdy (2022-06-23). Food Insecurity Increases in the U.S. While it Declines in Nicaragua, Whose Socialist Government Has Defied U.S. Regime Change Designs. covertactionmagazine.com Expansion of Public Sector in Nicaragua Has Improved Quality of Life for Everyone In 2018, 48% of U.S.-based churches had …

Irene Ovonji-Odida (2022-06-23). Workers and Public Services Should Not Be the Victims of Inflation. commondreams.org Precarious working conditions, public service budget cuts, transfer of control to the private sector: none of these are inevitable.

Mark Gruenberg (2022-06-23). Railroad bosses' profit-making tactics lower safety standards, raise dangers. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Working conditions, and labor-management negotiations between the unions representing the nation's freight rail workers and railroad bosses, are getting steadily worse, reports from the bargaining table and congressional testimony show. And that's important because the nation's four big Class I freight railroads move bulk cargoes from oil to cars to coal to corn and are …

TeleSUR -HIM (2022-06-23). Inicia en China XIV Cumbre de Jefes de Estado del Brics. telesurtv.net Multilateralismo, cooperación sanitaria, reducción de la pobreza y articulación económica se cuentan entre los ejes prioritarios de la XIV Cumbre de Jefes de Estado del Brics.

Jordan Schachtel (2022-06-23). Already Expired: Moderna's upcoming Omicron shot is formulated for a variant that no longer exists. globalresearch.ca Moderna's reformulated mRNA COVID injection, the highly touted — and continuously delayed — "Omicron vaccine," was tailored to an Omicron subvariant that no longer exists. | The pharmaceutical company's Omicron-specific shot was formulated for the BA.1 subvariant of Omicron, which hasn't …

Contributing Writers (2022-06-23). Vatican Endorses "Killer Vaccine": Commemorative Coins Promoting the 'Need to be Vaccinated' against COVID/By Kennedy Hall. marktaliano.net An eight-piece set includes a 20 euro silver coin depicting a young person getting jabbed with a needle. Original Link Here: Vatican Endorses "Killer Vaccine": Commemorative Coins Promoting the 'Need to be Vaccinated' against COVID &#1 ; Global ResearchGlobal Research &#1 ; Centre for Research on Globalization By Kennedy H..]…

Fight Back (2022-06-22). Poor People's Campaign protests at Capitol in DC. fightbacknews.org Washington, DC – On the morning of Saturday, June 18, thousands of people poured into the streets in front of the United States Capitol to participate in the Poor People's Campaign (PPC) political action. They are demanding justice and redressal for millions of people in the United States facing poverty and deplorable living conditions under U.S. capitalism. | "54 years ago my father launched the Poor People's Campaign to revolutionize the economic landscape of our nation. Unfortunately, Dr. King did not live long enough to see it come to fruition. However, on June 19, 1968, my mother Coretta Scott King was here…

_____ (2022-06-22). Farmers' Indebtedness Most Important Cause Of Suicides. popularresistance.org A very recent study on farmer suicides during 2000-2018 in six districts of Punjab has stated that as many as 88% of these were due to debts. | This study by Sukhpal Singh, Manjeet Kaur and HS Kingra of Punjab Agriculture University published in the Economic and Political Weekly has stated about this state, which has seen the most intensive form of the green revolution in India, "Of the total 9,291 farmer suicide cases, more than 77% were those of marginal and small farmers who cultivated up to two hectares of land. It is important to note that the number of these small landholdings is around 34% of the total lan…

_____ (2022-06-22). Local Governments Stepping In To Bolster Workers' Rights. popularresistance.org In recent years, cities, counties, and other localities have become innovators and leaders in standing up for working people. Responding to increased inequality, degraded working conditions, and insufficient or inconsistent worker protections at the state and federal level, localities have in many cases joined states as the "laboratories" of experimentation (as Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis described) in relation to workplace matters.1 A number of localities have come to view protecting workers and improving their conditions as part of their core municipal function. | This is a joint project with the Ha…

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2022-06-22: News Headlines

Dante Strobino (2022-06-22). Low-wage workers descend on D.C. workers.org Washington, D.C. — Tens of thousands of poor people, low-wage workers and their allies rallied here June 18 for the Poor People's Campaign Moral March and Low Wage Workers Assembly against "poverty, systemic racism and voter suppression." Starbucks workers — including some of the Memphis 7 fired for organizing — . . . |

Strike Debt Bay Area (2022-06-22). Saturday 7/16: Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group: The Red Deal – Indigenous Action to Save Our Earth. indybay.org Email strike.debt.bay.area@gmail.com a few days beforehand for the the online invite.

WSWS (2022-06-22). Family of Detroit autoworker who died of COVID-19 demands answers. wsws.org In this video testimony, Catherine Pace's family describes the working conditions which led to her death and the deaths of countless other autoworkers during the still-raging pandemic…

WSWS (2022-06-22). At its 2022 conference, Labor Notes promotes Democratic Party, trade union apparatus. wsws.org At all of the various sessions and workshops, the trade unions were presented as leading the growing wage militancy of the working class. In fact, the opposite is the case.

Labor Video Project (2022-06-22). 4,000 S. Africa NUMSA Implats Platinum Workers Strike: NUMSA's Phakamile Majola Reports. indybay.org 4.000 South African NUMSA Implats contract platinum workers have gone on strike against slave labor conditions. These workers are paid much less than regular workers at the company for doing the same work. Contract workers are being used by companies to destroy their benefits and working conditions.

Anonymous811 (2022-06-21). Outcome Of Ukrainian Missile Strikes On Drilling Platforms Near Crimea. southfront.org Drilling platforms in Crimea | On June 20, 109 people were working on Russian drilling rigs in the Black Sea. Quite unexpectedly, these rigs were struck from the territory of Ukraine. There were three rigs in total. An emergency evacuation was carried out at the time. As of late June 20, 94 people were successfully evacuated. Others remain missing. The rescue operation is still ongoing. | The strikes were distributed among the three towers. The first tower received the most massive blows. There were 12 people on the platf…

Contributing Writers (2022-06-21). "The First Casualty of War is the Truth". What is Really Happening in Donbass/By Christelle Néant and Dr. Leon Tressell. marktaliano.net A Conversation with Christelle Neant of Donbass Insider on the War in Ukraine By Christelle Néant and Dr. Leon Tressell Global Research, June 21, 2022 To receive Global Research's Daily Newsletter (selected …

Al Mayadeen (2022-06-21). The United Nations Slams Ukrainian Attack on Donetsk Maternity Hospital. globalresearch.ca The allegations of shelling of a maternity facility in Dujarric stated that "we have seen the media …

_____ (2022-06-21). "Fight poverty, not the poor!": Thousands rally in Washington DC. popularresistance.org Thousands of people gathered in the US capital of Washington DC on June 18 to participate in the 'Poor People's and Low-Wage Workers' Assembly and Moral March on Washington and to the Polls'. The action was organized by the Poor People's Campaign (PPC) to address a broad range of interconnected issues affecting the country's 140 million poor and low wealth people— including access to health care and housing, systemic racism, the climate crisis, and rising militarism. | The PPC was joined by labor unions, religious organizations, and several climate action, human rights, and civil society groups. The rally t…

_____ (2022-06-21). 'Fight Poverty, Not The Poor!': Thousands Rally In Washington DC. popularresistance.org Washington D.C. – Thousands of people gathered in the US capital of Washington DC on June 18 to participate in the 'Poor People's and Low-Wage Workers' Assembly and Moral March on Washington and to the Polls'. The action was organized by the Poor People's Campaign (PPC) to address a broad range of interconnected issues affecting the country's 140 million poor and low wealth people— including access to health care and housing, systemic racism, the climate crisis, and rising militarism. | The PPC was joined by labor unions, religious organizations, and several climate action, human rights, and civil society g…

_____ (2022-06-21). Community Land Trusts As A Proactive Model For Post-Capitalist Development. popularresistance.org On paper, a Community Land Trust [C.L.T.] is a non-profit organization first, but not necessarily foremost. Indefinite land leases within inflated financial and real estate markets are most desirable for the procurement of actual wealth equity. C.L.T.'s are a proactive model for sustainability and break the vicious cycle of our archaic Colonial past. The sociological relevance of a C.L.T. is in developing a community orientation for living a life aligned with autonomous Degrowth and the promotion of New Local Post-Capitalism. | New localism is therefore characterized by a cautious devolution of power to the local…

_____ (2022-06-21). Community Land Trusts as a Proactive Model for Post-Capitalist Sustainable New Local Development. popularresistance.org On paper, a Community Land Trust [C.L.T.] is a non-profit organization first, but not necessarily foremost. Indefinite land leases within inflated financial and real estate markets are most desirable for the procurement of actual wealth equity. C.L.T.'s are a proactive model for sustainability and break the vicious cycle of our archaic Colonial past. The sociological relevance of a C.L.T. is in developing a community orientation for living a life aligned with autonomous Degrowth and the promotion of New Local Post-Capitalism. | New localism is therefore characterized by a cautious devolution of power to the local…

Ann Brown (2022-06-21). 9 Trailblazers Who Helped Build Black Wall Street. moguldom.com The Greenwood neighborhood of Tulsa, Oklahoma, was considered the wealthiest Black enclave in the U.S. in the early 20th century when African Americans ran a thriving business district there known as Black Wall Street. Mobs of white residents attacked Black residents and destroyed homes and businesses in Greenwood on May 31 and June 1, 1921, …

_____ (2022-06-21). Brussels At Near-Standstill As Cost-Of-Living March Draws 70,000. popularresistance.org Around 70,000 Belgian workers marched through Brussels on Monday demanding government action to tackle sharply rising living costs, as one-day strikes at Brussels Airport and on local transport networks nationwide brought public travel to a near-halt. | Protesters carried flags and banners reading "More respect, higher wages" and "End excise duty", while some set off flares. Some demanded the government do more, others said employers needed to improve pay and working conditions.

Editor (2022-06-21). Captive labor: Exploitation of incarcerated workers. mronline.org Our nation incarcerates more than 1.2 million people in state and federal prisons, and two out of three of these incarcerated people are also workers. In most instances, the jobs these nearly 800,000 incarcerated workers have look similar to those of millions of people working on the outside.

Misión Verdad (2022-06-21). The Significance of Petro's Victory for Colombia & the Region. orinocotribune.com By Misión Verdad &#1 ; June 20, 2022 | What polls predicted in recent weeks has been fulfilled: Gustavo Petro is the president-elect of Colombia. The Historical Pact (PH) coalition achieved an unprecedented victory for a progressive political formation in a country undermined by the violence of a social and armed conflict spanning several decades. | Alongside Petro, the first Afro-Colombian woman from the working class to reach the vice presidency, Francia Márquez, brought in support from various grassroots sectors, including those that have been historically excluded from the political process. | This political…

_____ (2022-06-21). How The US Could Lose The New Cold War. popularresistance.org The United States appears to have entered a new cold war with both China and Russia. And US leaders' portrayal of the confrontation as one between democracy and authoritarianism fails the smell test, especially at a time when the same leaders are actively courting a systematic human-rights abuser like Saudi Arabia. Such hypocrisy suggests that it is at least partly global hegemony, not values, that is really at stake. | For two decades after the fall of the Iron Curtain, the US was clearly number one. But then came disastrously misguided wars in the Middle East, the 2008 financial crash, rising inequality, the op…

WSWS (2022-06-21). 7 signal and communication workers in Canada strike CN Rail for pay hikes and improved conditions. wsws.org Rail workers are coming into direct conflict with a ruthless ruling class determined to make working people pay for the social crisis accelerated by the still-raging COVID-19 pandemic and the US-instigated war against Russia.

Anand Naidoo (2022-06-21). The Heat: Colombia Presidential Election. america.cgtn.com Colombians made history on Sunday when they elected their country's first ever leftist president. Gustavo Petro, a one-time member of the M-19 rebel group and former mayor, vows to fight inequality when he takes office as Colombia's next leader. CGTN's Michelle Begue in Bogota begins …

Mark Gruenberg (2022-06-21). 1 ,000 bring Poor People's Campaign demands to D.C.: "We won't be silent" peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Demanding an "end to policy murder" that slams poor and low-wealth people, Poor People's Campaign Co-Chair the Rev. William Barber II and more than 1 ,000 allies took to the streets of the nation's capital in a mass rally Saturday. Their goal: Massive changes in federal policy away from enriching the rich, corporations, and the capitalist …

_____ (2022-06-20). Colombia's First Ever Left-Wing President: What Does It mean? popularresistance.org Gustavo Petro won Colombia's presidential election on June 19. This will make him the first left-wing leader in the South American nation's history. | In the video, podcast, and written analysis below, Multipolarista editor Benjamin Norton discusses Petro's historic victory, what it means for Colombia, Latin America, and the world, and how difficult it will be for him to govern. | Gustavo Petro won the first round of Colombia's presidential election on May 29. In the second round, he defeated far-right candidate Rodolfo Hernández, a real estate mogul with an estimated $100 million in wealth. | Petro previously se…

Chris Hedges (2022-06-20). Chris Hedges: The Triumph of Death. mintpressnews.com It is hard to be sanguine about the future. The breakdown of the ecosystem is well documented. So is the refusal of the global ruling elite to pursue measures that might mitigate the devastation. We accelerate the extraction of fossil fuels, wallow in profligate consumption, including our consumption of livestock, and make new wars as if we are gripped by a Freudian death wish. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse — Conquest, War, Famine and Death — gallop into the 21st century. | Those who rule, servants of corporations and the global billionaire class, accompany the suicidal folly by cementing into p…

_____ (2022-06-20). Congress Lets School Lunch Program Expire As It Increases Military Budget. popularresistance.org Rebecca Wood didn't realize she was food insecure until she wasn't anymore. She credits the U.S. Department of Agriculture for that. | Since March 2020, when the pandemic hit, the USDA has issued waivers to expand school lunch programs. This $11 billion program provided a vital lifeline to working families who were struggling to feed their kids during the pandemic, even when schools were out during the summer. | Before the vouchers were issued, Wood struggled paying off her 10-year-old daughter's school lunch debt. | "Each pay period, I dumped a portion of my paycheck into my daughter Charlie's school meal accoun…

Jack Tensley (2022-06-20). Moral Assembly 2022 demands justice for the poor. liberationnews.org The demonstration demanded an end to massive wealth inequality, an end to systemic racism, emergency action to tackle the climate change crisis, equal rights for immigrants, the protection and expansion of voting rights, and more.

Juliana Musheyev (2022-06-20). Escondido, CA mayor responds to protests against eviction. liberationnews.org On June 6 dozens of community members called and emailed Escondido mayor Paul McNamara to demand that the eviction be stopped or the city intervene to ensure that the residents do not end up homeless.

Isabella (2022-06-20). A Pastor Marches for A Moral, Equitable Economy for All. inequality.org

____ (2022-06-20). Will the Global South Break Free from Dollarized Debt? transcend.org 9 Jun 2022 – In his latest book, economist Michael Hudson pits socialism against finance capitalism and tears apart the 'dream civilization' imposed by the 1 percent.

____ (2022-06-20). Gustavo Petro Wins Colombian Election, Makes History as Country's First Leftist President. transcend.org 20 Jun 2022 – A former rebel and longtime legislator won Colombia's presidential election yesterday, galvanizing voters frustrated by decades of poverty and inequality under conservative leaders.

____ (2022-06-20). Is There Life After Death? transcend.org 16 Jun 2022 – A review of 'James and Whitehead on Life after Death' by David Ray Griffin – The meaning of death, and whether humans do or do not survive it in some form, has always obsessed people, from the average person to the great artists and thinkers. Death is the mother of philosophy and all the arts and sciences.

____ (2022-06-20). Please Pitch in to Avoid TMS Bankruptcy. transcend.org With TMS funds depleted, we must pay the bills from our own pockets. It is discouraging after 24 years of making a difference. As donations dwindle, it gets harder to keep up the struggle. Please do your part. Thank you.

_____ (2022-06-20). The Future of the British Monarchy in Australia. journal-neo.org In 1952, Elizabeth II became Queen of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, as well as the head of the Commonwealth of Nations, the 54 members of which include Australia. On June 2, 2022, large-scale celebrations dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the coronation of Elizabeth II were held in the UK. And Australian Prime Minister …

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Labor Video Project (2022-06-21). 4,000 S. Africa NUMSA Implats Platinum Workers Strike: NUMSA's Phakamile Majola Reports. indybay.org 4.000 South African NUMSA Implats contract platinum workers have gone on strike against slave labor conditions. These workers are paid much less than regular workers at the company for doing the same work. Contract workers are being used by companies to destroy their benefits and working conditions.

Strike Debt Bay Area (2022-06-21). Saturday 7/16: Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group: The Red Deal – Indigenous Action to Save Our Earth. indybay.org Email strike.debt.bay.area@gmail.com a few days beforehand for the the online invite.

Editor (2022-06-20). 100 Million people in America are saddled with health care debt. mronline.org To calculate the true extent and burden of this debt, the KHN-NPR investigation draws on a nationwide poll conducted by KFF for this project. The poll was designed to capture not just bills patients couldn't afford, but other borrowing used to pay for health care as well.

Rqorinoco (2022-06-20). Honduras: Xiomara Castro's Government, Advancing Along a Mined Road. orinocotribune.com By Giorgio Trucchi — Jun 15, 2022 | On January 27, Xiomara Castro took office as president of Honduras. It was a vibrant speech in which she made it clear that she was going to receive a country in bankruptcy, plundered, with a debt totaling more than 20 billion dollars, and with a clientelist structure practically intact of corruption and impunity, which in the last 12 years has been taking over public and private spaces. | A people devastated by poverty — almost 74% of the population and with % in absolute misery — and hopelessness. A growing number of people looking northward, not so much at…

Kurt Nimmo (2022-06-20). Biden Tells Americans to Sacrifice for the Nazis of Ukraine. globalresearch.ca Back in February, when Russia went into Ukraine to denazify and disarm the country, the corporate media declared brave and patriotic Ukrainians would push the Russians out and eventually retake Crimea and the Donbas. In order to do this, we …

Eva Bartlett (2022-06-20). Western Media and Politicians Prefer to Ignore the Truth about Civilians Killed in Donetsk Shelling. globalresearch.ca When Kiev's guilt in attacks on a maternity hospital cannot be denied, it's simply brushed under the carpet | Following intense Ukrainian shelling of Donetsk on June 13, some Western media sources, in tandem with outlets in Kiev, unsurprisingly claimed that …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-06-20). China's Long War on Poverty. libya360.wordpress.com Carlos Martinez In late 2020, the Chinese government announced that its goal of eliminating extreme poverty by 2021 (the centenary of the founding of the Communist Party of China) had been met. At the start of the targeted poverty alleviation program in 2014, just under 100 million people were identified as living below the poverty…

_____ (2022-06-20). Colombia's First Ever Left-Wing President: What Does It mean? popularresistance.org Gustavo Petro won Colombia's presidential election on June 19. This will make him the first left-wing leader in the South American nation's history. | In the video, podcast, and written analysis below, Multipolarista editor Benjamin Norton discusses Petro's historic victory, what it means for Colombia, Latin America, and the world, and how difficult it will be for him to govern. | Gustavo Petro won the first round of Colombia's presidential election on May 29. In the second round, he defeated far-right candidate Rodolfo Hernández, a real estate mogul with an estimated $100 million in wealth. | Petro previously se…

Chris Hedges (2022-06-20). Chris Hedges: The Triumph of Death. mintpressnews.com It is hard to be sanguine about the future. The breakdown of the ecosystem is well documented. So is the refusal of the global ruling elite to pursue measures that might mitigate the devastation. We accelerate the extraction of fossil fuels, wallow in profligate consumption, including our consumption of livestock, and make new wars as if we are gripped by a Freudian death wish. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse — Conquest, War, Famine and Death — gallop into the 21st century. | Those who rule, servants of corporations and the global billionaire class, accompany the suicidal folly by cementing into p…

Park Min-hee (2022-06-20). "Global NATO": Upcoming Summit Intended to Transform the "Atlantic Alliance". New "Strategic Concept" Envisaged. globalresearch.ca Special "partner nations" have been invited to the NATO summit to be held in Madrid, Spain, from June 29-30. In addition to the leaders of the 30 NATO member states, the leaders of South Korea, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand…

_____ (2022-06-20). Congress Lets School Lunch Program Expire As It Increases Military Budget. popularresistance.org Rebecca Wood didn't realize she was food insecure until she wasn't anymore. She credits the U.S. Department of Agriculture for that. | Since March 2020, when the pandemic hit, the USDA has issued waivers to expand school lunch programs. This $11 billion program provided a vital lifeline to working families who were struggling to feed their kids during the pandemic, even when schools were out during the summer. | Before the vouchers were issued, Wood struggled paying off her 10-year-old daughter's school lunch debt. | "Each pay period, I dumped a portion of my paycheck into my daughter Charlie's school meal accoun…

Tanupriya Singh (2022-06-20). "Fight poverty, not the poor!": Thousands rally in Washington DC. peoplesdispatch.org Labor unions, civil society and religious groups joined the Poor People's Campaign on June 18 to demand justice and redressal for the 140 million people in the US facing poverty and growing insecurity…

_____ (2022-06-20). Palestine Action Permanently Shut Down Israeli Arms Firm's London HQ. popularresistance.org Recently, police told Palestine Action activists who were under arrest, that Elbit was abandoning its London Headquarters at 77 Kingsway. Security at the company's entrance told Samantha Asumadu, a freelance journalist, working for the Big Issue, that Elbit was not at the site and they had never heard of them. The front desk also confirmed that the Israeli arms firm were not there and even denied the company ever was, despite it being well known that Elbit was leasing the sixth floor for many years. A separate security guard confirmed to another source that Elbit had indeed left the building. | This makes 77 King…

_____ (2022-06-20). The AFL-CIO's Official New Goal: Continued Decline. popularresistance.org The single best measurement of the strength of labor unions is union density‚Äâ—‚Äâthe percentage of the total workforce that is unionized. Nothing makes the crushing decline of unions in America more intelligible than the fact that at their height in the mid-20th century, one in three workers was a union member, and today, scarcely one in 10 is. All of the downstream damages to the working class‚Äâ—‚Äâlower relative wages, higher economic inequality, less political power‚Äâ—‚Äâflow from this de…

Juliana Musheyev (2022-06-20). Escondido, CA mayor responds to protests against eviction. liberationnews.org On June 6 dozens of community members called and emailed Escondido mayor Paul McNamara to demand that the eviction be stopped or the city intervene to ensure that the residents do not end up homeless.

Moderator (2022-06-20). Hedges: The Triumph of Death. scheerpost.com Original illustration by Mr. Fish — "The Four Horseman" | By Chris Hedges / Special to ScheerPost | It is hard to be sanguine about the future. The breakdown of the ecosystem is well documented. So is the refusal of the global ruling elite to pursue measures that might mitigate the devastation. We accelerate the extraction of fossil fuels, wallow in profligate consumption, including our consumption of livestock, and make new wars as if we are gripped by a Freudian death wish. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse — Conquest, War, Famine and Death — gallop into the 21rst century. | Those who rul…

Isabella (2022-06-20). A Pastor Marches for A Moral, Equitable Economy for All. inequality.org

_____ (2022-06-20). The Future of the British Monarchy in Australia. journal-neo.org In 1952, Elizabeth II became Queen of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, as well as the head of the Commonwealth of Nations, the 54 members of which include Australia. On June 2, 2022, large-scale celebrations dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the coronation of Elizabeth II were held in the UK. And Australian Prime Minister …

Dave DeCamp (2022-06-20). Report: US Secretly Reviews and Approves Many Israeli Airstrikes in Syria. globalresearch.ca According to a report

WSWS (2022-06-20). Vote NO on the Providence St. Vincent sellout contract! Build rank-and-file committees to fight for safe staffing, good wages and benefits! wsws.org The agreement will worsen cuts to real wages, erode benefits and maintain dangerous understaffing and unbearable working conditions.

Michael Snyder (2022-06-20). If The Streets Of America Are This Chaotic Now, What Will They Be Like When Things Really Start Hitting The Fan? globalresearch.ca If you are not alarmed by what is happening to our largest cities, you should check to see if you still have a pulse. Once upon a time, the beautiful new cities that our forefathers constructed were the envy of …

Pepe Escobar (2022-06-20). St. Petersburg 2022 Forum Sets the Stage for the "War of Economic Corridors" globalresearch.ca The St. Petersburg in 2022 is even more crucial as it directly connects …

Jacob G. Hornberger (2022-06-20). An Endless Stream of Scary Official Enemies. globalresearch.ca Any government that is a national-security state needs big official enemies — scary ones, ones that will cause the citizenry to continue supporting not only the continued existence of a national-security state form of government but also ever-growing budgets for …

____ (2022-06-20). Please Pitch in to Avoid TMS Bankruptcy. transcend.org With TMS funds depleted, we must pay the bills from our own pockets. It is discouraging after 24 years of making a difference. As donations dwindle, it gets harder to keep up the struggle. Please do your part. Thank you.

The Expose (2022-06-20). W.H.O to declare Public Health Emergency of International Concern over COVID Vaccine-Induced Shingles (Monkeypox). globalresearch.ca The World Health Organization is set to declare a Public Health Emergency of International Concern by the end of June 2022 over Covid-19 vaccine-induced shingles which all member states including the USA, the UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Europe …

____ (2022-06-20). Will the Global South Break Free from Dollarized Debt? transcend.org 9 Jun 2022 – In his latest book, economist Michael Hudson pits socialism against finance capitalism and tears apart the 'dream civilization' imposed by the 1 percent.

____ (2022-06-20). Gustavo Petro Wins Colombian Election, Makes History as Country's First Leftist President. transcend.org 20 Jun 2022 – A former rebel and longtime legislator won Colombia's presidential election yesterday, galvanizing voters frustrated by decades of poverty and inequality under conservative leaders.

WSWS (2022-06-20). Sickout cripples New Jersey commuter rail service. wsws.org The job action on Friday signals a growing determination among transit workers for a counteroffensive against lost wages and deteriorating working conditions.

____ (2022-06-20). Is There Life After Death? transcend.org 16 Jun 2022 – A review of 'James and Whitehead on Life after Death' by David Ray Griffin – The meaning of death, and whether humans do or do not survive it in some form, has always obsessed people, from the average person to the great artists and thinkers. Death is the mother of philosophy and all the arts and sciences.

WSWS (2022-06-20). Papua New Guinea election campaign amid escalating crises. wsws.org While none of the contesting parties is addressing the burning issues facing the working class and rural poor, election-related violence is erupting.

_____ (2022-06-19). March Protests Union-Busters. popularresistance.org The June 7 Starbucks union win in Memphis, Tennessee, showed that the bosses' tried-and-true, union-busting tactics aren't working like they used to. In the face of the February racist firing of the Memphis 7, election tampering by the bosses and constant anti-union interference, workers at that store still voted 11-3 for the union. | Workers' victories at Starbucks, Amazon and other workplaces are happening in the face of anti-union retaliation campaigns, with more firings and cuts in workers' hours and benefits. | That's why activists with Workers Assembly Against Racism (WAAR) hit the streets June 9 with a 'Ma…

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2022-06-20: News Headlines

Editor (2022-06-20). 100 Million people in America are saddled with health care debt. mronline.org To calculate the true extent and burden of this debt, the KHN-NPR investigation draws on a nationwide poll conducted by KFF for this project. The poll was designed to capture not just bills patients couldn't afford, but other borrowing used to pay for health care as well.

Rqorinoco (2022-06-20). Honduras: Xiomara Castro's Government, Advancing Along a Mined Road. orinocotribune.com By Giorgio Trucchi — Jun 15, 2022 | On January 27, Xiomara Castro took office as president of Honduras. It was a vibrant speech in which she made it clear that she was going to receive a country in bankruptcy, plundered, with a debt totaling more than 20 billion dollars, and with a clientelist structure practically intact of corruption and impunity, which in the last 12 years has been taking over public and private spaces. | A people devastated by poverty — almost 74% of the population and with % in absolute misery — and hopelessness. A growing number of people looking northward, not so much at…

Juliana Musheyev (2022-06-20). Escondido, CA mayor responds to protests against eviction. liberationnews.org On June 6 dozens of community members called and emailed Escondido mayor Paul McNamara to demand that the eviction be stopped or the city intervene to ensure that the residents do not end up homeless.

Moderator (2022-06-20). Hedges: The Triumph of Death. scheerpost.com Original illustration by Mr. Fish — "The Four Horseman" | By Chris Hedges / Special to ScheerPost | It is hard to be sanguine about the future. The breakdown of the ecosystem is well documented. So is the refusal of the global ruling elite to pursue measures that might mitigate the devastation. We accelerate the extraction of fossil fuels, wallow in profligate consumption, including our consumption of livestock, and make new wars as if we are gripped by a Freudian death wish. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse — Conquest, War, Famine and Death — gallop into the 21rst century. | Those who rul…

WSWS (2022-06-20). Sickout cripples New Jersey commuter rail service. wsws.org The job action on Friday signals a growing determination among transit workers for a counteroffensive against lost wages and deteriorating working conditions.

Strike Debt Bay Area (2022-06-20). Saturday 7/16: Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group: The Red Deal – Indigenous Action to Save Our Earth. indybay.org Email strike.debt.bay.area@gmail.com a few days beforehand for the the online invite.

WSWS (2022-06-20). Papua New Guinea election campaign amid escalating crises. wsws.org While none of the contesting parties is addressing the burning issues facing the working class and rural poor, election-related violence is erupting.

____ (2022-06-19). Horn of Africa could face 'unprecedented' food insecurity in 2023, WFP warns. ecns.cn The Horn of Africa could face "unprecedented food unavailability problems" in 2023 due to ongoing drought and food supply shortages caused by the Russia-Ukraine conflict, David Beasley Executive Director of the UN World Food Program (WFP) has warned.

_____ (2022-06-19). March Protests Union-Busters. popularresistance.org The June 7 Starbucks union win in Memphis, Tennessee, showed that the bosses' tried-and-true, union-busting tactics aren't working like they used to. In the face of the February racist firing of the Memphis 7, election tampering by the bosses and constant anti-union interference, workers at that store still voted 11-3 for the union. | Workers' victories at Starbucks, Amazon and other workplaces are happening in the face of anti-union retaliation campaigns, with more firings and cuts in workers' hours and benefits. | That's why activists with Workers Assembly Against Racism (WAAR) hit the streets June 9 with a 'Ma…

Peoples Dispatch (2022-06-19). Daily Round-up | WTO Ministerial meet falls short and more stories. peoplesdispatch.org In this episode, we bring you developments from the World Trade Organization Ministerial, protests for abortion rights in Malta, the agitation against the Omnibus law in Indonesia, and environmental degradation in Brazil…

Dr. Russell Blaylock (2022-06-19). The COVID Pandemic and the mRNA Vaccine: What Is the Truth? Dr. Russell L. Blaylock. globalresearch.ca The COVID-19 pandemic is one of the most manipulated infectious disease events in history. Official lies in an unending stream led by government bureaucracies, medical associations, medical boards, the media, and UN agencies.

Dra. Naomi Wolf (2022-06-19). Queridos amigos, lamento anunciar un genocidio: Dra. Naomi Wolf sobre el "Informe confidencial" de Pfizer. globalizacion.ca He estado en silencio durante algunas semanas. Perdóname. | La verdad es que me he quedado casi sin palabras —o el equivalente literario de eso— porque recientemente he tenido la poco envidiable tarea de tratar de anunciar al mundo que en…

Maxbrichta (2022-06-18). The European Central Bank is Trapped. Here's Why. scheerpost.com By Lyn Alden / Several of the major central banks are stuck in a trap of their own making. | This includes the US Federal Reserve, the Bank of Japan, the European Central Bank, and others. | The credit-based global financial system we have constructed and participated in over the past century has to continually grow or die. It's like a game of musical chairs that we have to keep adding people and chairs to in order for it to never stop. | This is because cumulative debts are far larger than the total currency supply, meaning there are more clai…

Editor (2022-06-18). Migrant Children Jailed in Inhumane Conditions Under Biden. scheerpost.com By Anna Flagg and Julia Preston / During their harrowing journey from Venezuela to the Texas border, the three Zaragoza children liked to imagine the refuge they would find when they reached the United States, a place where they would finally be free from hunger and police harassment and could simply be kids. | Instead, when they reached the border in March, they were detained — dirty with mud from the Rio Grande and shivering with cold — in frigid cinder block cells. They spent sleepless nights…

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