Daily Archives: June 11, 2022

2022-06-11: News Headlines

Poor People's Campaign (2022-06-11). Friday 6/17: National Memorial Service for Lives Lost to COVID, Gun Violence, War and Poverty w/ PPC. indybay.org Online via livestream: www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/livestream/ | In-person at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C…

Silke Otsch, Boris Ginner (2022-06-11). Tax evasion and avoidance and Democracy at a tipping point. indybay.org The biggest losses from tax evasion and avoidance are caused by multinational corporations, followed by wealthy individuals. Sums in the triple-digit billions of up to one trillion. Euros are evaded annually in the EU. Of the global private wealth of around 160 trillion. US dollars, between 21-32 trillion US dollars are undeclared via tax havens…

Jim McMahan (2022-06-11). Museum workers hop on the union train. workers.org Seattle About 65 internal security guards in the wealthy Seattle Art Museum (SAM) just became the SAM VSO Union! VSO stands for Visitor Service Officers. The year-long organizing drive was victorious with 34-to-4 votes in the National Labor Relations Board election. The election covered workers at both the downtown Seattle . . . |

WSWS (2022-06-11). Sri Lankan president imposes essential public services order, banning power and health workers strikes. wsws.org The EPSA gazette is a warning that the Rajapakse-Wickremesinghe government will unleash all manner of repressive measures against the working class.

Editor2 (2022-06-10). How China Strengthened Food Security and Fought Poverty with State-Funded Cooperatives. orinocotribune.com By Joe Scholten &#1 ; | The world faces a food crisis due to war, sanctions, and inflation. China has shown how to strengthen food sovereignty, while fighting poverty, with state-funded agricultural cooperatives, government crackdown on waste, and investment in technology. | The Covid-19 pandemic, the ensuing supply-chain crisis, and high rates of inflation around the world have led to rising food prices and fears of famine. | These cascading and interlocking problems have pushed governments to prioritize economic self-sufficiency and food security. | China is leading the way in this struggle. Beijin…

Staff (2022-06-10). Colombia: Francia Márquez is the Key to Stopping the Fascist Hernández & Winning the Election. orinocotribune.com By Juan Diego Quesada &#1 ; Jun 3, 2022 | Until recently, Gustavo Petro understood politics as a solitary exercise. In his time as congressman, he used his position to attack corruption or paramilitarism from the podium. As mayor of Bogota, he was criticized by those around him for being reluctant to take the advice of others. Now he has understood that to be the next president of Colombia he needs the help of others, but especially that of Francia Márquez, his vice presidential running mate. | Márquez, an Afro woman who paid for her law studies by working as a maid, has become a phenomenon that has broken all th…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-06-10). Zelensky's Delay in Opening Sea Corridor Threatens the World with Hunger. libya360.wordpress.com Paul Antonopoulos Hundreds of Ukrainian mines floating in the Black Sea threaten to halt tens of millions of tons of grain from being exported. Ukrainian officials claim it would take six months to clear the mines, something which directly contradicts the long-held claim that Russia's naval blockade is preventing the export of wheat. Markiyan Dmytrasevych, an adviser…

Mike Ludwig (2022-06-10). Climate Change Was Already Causing Hunger to Spike. Then Russia Invaded Ukraine. truthout.org The war in Ukraine is causing shortages in the global food supply. Climate change was already creating widespread food insecurity before Russia invaded Ukraine, and the number of people facing famine or a food crisis globally is growing faster than any other time in the 21st century. Gernot Laganda, director of the Climate and Disaster Risk Reduction Service at the World Food Program, explains how it's all connected in this episode of "Climate Front Lines." | Music by TRANSCRIPT: | Note: This a rush transcript and has been lightly edited for clari…

Editor (2022-06-10). Priti Patel's Sweeping New Threat To Free Expression. scheerpost.com Priti Patel leaves St Paul's Cathedral with other ministers after the Platinum Jubilee service on Friday. (Photo: Andrew Parsons / No 10) | By Richard Norton-Taylor / Journalists who receive some funding from foreign governments are at risk of committing offences under a bill that carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment. The risk also applies to individuals working for civil society organisations such as human rights groups. | It would be an offence to disclose leaked information that would p…

Michael Roberts (2022-06-10). The future of work 1 — remote working. mronline.org A few weeks ago, the world's richest man Elon Musk, Tesla CEO, told his employees that they must return to the office or get out of the company. Musk wrote in an email that everybody at Tesla must spend at least 40 hours a week in the office.

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-06-10). Black Homeownership is At 45%: 5 Things To Know About Homeownership as a Factor in Wealth Gap. moguldom.com Black homeownership in America continues to lag behind that of other groups, thus increasing the racial wealth gap. HEre are 5 things to know about homeownership as a factor in the wealth gap. 1. Black homeownership is at 44.7 percent Recent statistics released by the National Association of Realtors show Black homeownership rates sit at …

WSWS (2022-06-10). Support nurses' strike in North Rhine-Westphalia! Build independent Action Committees! wsws.org The Nursing Action Committee was established to take the fight for adequate working conditions and good nursing practice into our own hands, independent from the Verdi trade union, and to unite health workers internationally.

WSWS (2022-06-10). Workers Struggles: Asia and Australia. wsws.org India: Tamil Nadu police attack and detain protesting nurses; Kerala train drivers demand safe working conditions; Bangladesh police attack garment workers in Dhaka demanding higher pay; Tasmanian firefighters hold protest march for higher pay.

WSWS (2022-06-10). Unite ends strike action at largest oil refinery in UK run by ExxonMobil with a whimper. wsws.org The Fawley oil refinery dispute contains vital lessons because it exposes how the union bureaucracy responds to even the first signs of a broader fightback: not by being pressured into a fight but by working more closely with the employers to rein in and quash the potential for a wider struggle.

WSWS (2022-06-10). Johnson sets out class war agenda as UK "summer of discontent" strike wave takes shape. wsws.org Johnson declared that the price for war and recession must be paid by the working class, saying "If wages continually chase the increase in prices, then we risk a wage-price spiral…"

Anonymous669 (2022-06-10). Hezbollah Leader Warns Israel Against Extracting Gas From Disputed Field, Says All Options On Table. southfront.org Energean Power FPSO &#1 ; Credit: Energean (via Israel's Energy Ministry) | On June 9, Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah warned Israel against extracting gas from the disputed Karish naval gas field, saying that "all options are on the table" when it comes to protecting Lebanon's maritime wealth. | In a televised speech, Nasrallah said that Hezbollah is capable all levels of preventing Israel from extracting gas from the disputed field. | The Lebanese-Israeli dispute over Karish heated up e…

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