Daily Archives: June 15, 2022

2022-06-15: News Headlines

WSWS (2022-06-15). Democratic controlled Congress allows funding for school meal programs to expire, threatening 10 million children with hunger. wsws.org Legislators have decided not to renew $11 billion in funding for a school meal reimbursement program. Child advocacy groups expect the cut to push up to 10 million children into hunger over the summer and into the new school year.

This Week in Fascism (2022-06-15). This Week in Fascism #130: Neo-Nazis, Proud Boys and Groypers Heed Call from GOP to Attack LGBTQ Community. itsgoingdown.org Welcome fellow antifascists! This week, public hearings have started to take place on the attempted pro-Trump coup on January 6th. While neoliberals are putting a lot into these hearings &#1 ; just like they did the Mueller investigation and Trump's (two) impeachments &#1 ; if history has shown us anything, its that these spectacles rarely result in…

Dissident Voice Communications (2022-06-15). Former US President Bush Condemns "brutal invasion of Iraq" in Public Gaffe. dissidentvoice.org WION — While speaking at an event, Former US President George W Bush condemned the full-scale invasion by Russia as "brutal" and "unjustified." However, he mistakenly said "invasion of Iraq." In no time, he corrected himself: "I mean, Ukraine."

Global Research News (2022-06-15). Selected Articles: US Department of Defense Finally Comes Clean — Admits in Public Document that There Are 46 US Military-Funded Biolabs in Ukraine. globalresearch.ca By The Pentagon on Thursday finally admitted…

Tony Murphy (2022-06-15). New York City 'March Against Union-Busting Billionaires' keeps the struggle in the streets. workers.org New York City 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 . . . |

_____ (2022-06-15). WTO Meeting Is An Opportunity To Challenge Corporate Control Of Food. popularresistance.org Look no further than to the fruit and vegetable farmers in Europe and the United States who destroyed perfectly good produce because corporate food processors lacked the resiliency to adapt to changing consumption demands. The 2.5 million farmworkers in the U.S., at the same time, risked their lives for poverty-level wages without personal protective equipment. | Meanwhile, just four corporations, globally, control 75 percent of the world's grain trade and 60 percent of our seeds. In the U.S., four firms dominate 75 percent of the fertilizer supply and 85 percent of beef processing. | Such concentration takes fre…

CJ Baker (2022-06-15). Protest Song Of The Week: 'Spitting Off the Edge of the World' By Yeah Yeah Yeahs. shadowproof.com The influential indie rock band Yeah Yeah Yeahs released their first tune in close to a decade, "Spitting Off the Edge of the World." It's on their upcoming album, "Cool It Down," out September 30.

Editor (2022-06-15). Overcoming the Distorted Narrative of Christian Nationalism. scheerpost.com Confederacy supporters in Columbia, South Carolina (Shutterstock) | By Aaron Scott / OtherWords | I grew up in rural upstate New York, where life was difficult and often isolating. Folks in our community were very poor, but we took care of one another. Neighbors lavished affection and support on my family. | Still, there was a deep undercurrent of abandonment and anger. | Far from the South, Confederate flags pierced the landscape. And at church, there was often little help for people struggling to overcome isolation, daily struggles, or poverty. Instead, the focus of church life for many people around me was…

WSWS (2022-06-15). "It's hard to believe they work for us": Central Indiana Kroger workers speak out against rejected UFCW contract. wsws.org Workers have rightfully called out the UFCW negotiators on social media forums as working in the interests of the company during the negotiations.

United We Dream (2022-06-15). Wednesday 6/15: DACA Décimo Aniversario – °Antes, Ahora y Más Allá! Celebración y Reuinon para la Acción. indybay.org Virtual celebration & action rally…

Labor Video Project (2022-06-15). WCCUSD Union Busting Attack On Adult School Teachers United Leadership. indybay.org The WCCUSD school district terminated the president and vice president of the Adult School Teachers United in a union busting attack. The president Ken Ryan and vice president Kristen Pursley discuss their termination, the reason behind it and the attack on adult education and ESL by not only the District by the Democrats in the legislature and governor.

WSWS (2022-06-15). Spanish unions work with PSOE-Podemos government against postal, metalworkers strikes. wsws.org Unions affiliated to the ruiling parties are working to impose real pay cuts and block the emergence of strikes against the government.

WSWS (2022-06-15). Trump denounces January 6 hearings as "treasonous" and repeats baseless claims of a "stolen election" wsws.org Trump's diatribe was pitched both to the November mid-term elections and the 2024 presidential election, and to the cultivation of a fascist, extra-constitutional movement to be thrown against the growing movement of the working class.

BayAction2FreeAssange (2022-06-15). Sunday 7/3: Julian Assange Birthday Rally #FreeAssangeNOW. indybay.org Harry Bridges Plaza – The Embarcadero at Market- Across from the Ferry Building…

United We Dream (2022-06-15). Wednesday 6/15: DACA Tenth Anniversary: Then, Now and Beyond! Celebration & Action Rally. indybay.org Virtual celebration & action rally…

Tomdispatch (2022-06-15). My Pandemic in Three Acts: Dealing with the Disease that Never Seems to Leave Town. juancole.com By Nina Burleigh | &#1 ; ( Tomdispatch.com) &#1 ; On New Years' Eve 2019, Americans celebrated the advent of the roaring '20s with fireworks and champagne, amid ominous news alerts from China. Surely that virus would stay on the other side of the planet. I cringe at how entitled we felt then. Covid-19 has now wiped …

Edward Curtin (2022-06-15). Is There Life After Death? dissidentvoice.org Life is entwined with death from the start, for death is the price we must pay for being born, even though we don't choose it, which may be why some people who are very angry at the deal, decide to choose how and when they will die, as if they are getting revenge on someone …

Omar Ahmed (2022-06-15). In Demolishing Muslim protestors' homes, India is taking a Leaf from of Israel's Book. juancole.com ( Middle East Monitor ) &#1 ; Over the weekend Indian authorities bulldozed several homes belonging to Muslims in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh (UP). The homeowners were alleged to have taken part in organised protests on Friday in response to inflammatory remarks about the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) made by the now …

WSWS (2022-06-15). The British rail strike: Mobilise the entire working class against the Johnson government! wsws.org The strikes and ballots in the UK are part of a growing wave of militancy worldwide provoked by the same desperate cost-of-living crisis.

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2022-06-15). 2022 California Juneteenth – National Freedom Day. indybay.org In the coming years over 100 California cities with @100,000+ residents will begin to discover our unique California Juneteenth Legacy, helping manifest equity and greater inclusion throughout the 5th largest economy in the world. Today, "Mining for Freedom" or the authentic "Golden Legacy" of our California USCT who fought, bleed and died for freedom is a fierce debate impacting future generation.

Juan Cole (2022-06-15). This Week's Climate Disasters in the US are Giving us a Glimpse of our Future if we don't Stop CO2. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) &#1 ; We're only midweek, but we have already seen serial disasters across the United States that have been exacerbated by the climate emergency, caused by human beings burning coal, methane gas and petroleum. So writes Mihai Andrei at ZME Science. I put it to you that this first paragraph at the …

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-06-15). Slim your screen time with this summer challenge. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org OWATONNA, Minn. — Many people spend too much time staring at a screen. While screens are a part of today's culture, reducing screen time can have health benefits, including improved physical health, decreased obesity and higher quality sleep. This summer, Mayo Clinic Health System encourages people to make the most of life by living life fully — present and in the moment. They can join Mayo Clinic Health System for a free virtual challenge to…

La Peña (2022-06-15). Friday 6/17: Baila Community Dance Party. indybay.org La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705…

David Giesen (2022-06-15). Sunday 7/3: Fulfilling the Promise of America, a symposium. indybay.org ZOOM video meet: | zoom.us/j/94131824284?pwd=RzI0ZEY1eEkrbkxFemNOMHFHbUZXZz09

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-06-15). Science Saturday: Link found between key gene and two neurodegenerative diseases. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Gene expression can amplify the risk of neurodegenerative diseases for patients, but researchers are still figuring out which genes have an outsized effect on risk and why. In a new paper published in Nature, Mayo Clinic researchers and collaborators have zeroed in on variants of one gene critical for nerve cell function that ups the ante for patients with Lou Gehrig's Disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and frontotemporal dementia (FTD). "This finding helps clarify a new direction…

Dan Bacher (2022-06-15). Oil industry stops bill banning oil drilling in CA waters from moving forward. indybay.org California oil and gas regulators have approved 1 offshore drilling permits in state waters since January 1, 2019. Of those permits, five were for new wells and the rest were for reworking existing wells, according to an analysis of permits approved through October 1, 2021 and posted at www.NewsomWellWatch.org by Consumer Watchdog and FracTracker Alliance.

WSWS (2022-06-15). With contract expiration for dockworkers looming, Biden makes warmongering speech at Los Angeles ports. wsws.org The Biden administration is working with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union in a desperate bid to prevent a walkout by more than 20,000 West Coast dockworkers.

Freedom Socialist Party (2022-06-15). Wednesday 6/15: Labor History: A key to unlocking workers' power today. indybay.org Online via Zoom | To register: bit.ly/FSFD-Labor

Anonymous103 (2022-06-14). Nationalist Units Shot Ukrainian Servicemen Who Tried To Surrender In Novomikhailovka &#1 ; Russian MoD. southfront.org | On June 14, the Russian Ministry of Defense reported that the Ukrainian army continues to suffer significant losses, especially since in recent weeks cases have become more frequent when units of Ukrainian nationalists shot surrendering Ukrainian servicemen in the back. | The report of the Russian Ministry of Defence reads: | "So, after conducting firepower preparation to the offensive of Russian troops in the area of the settlement of Novomikhailovka of the Donetsk People's Republic, more than 30 serv…

Anonymous811 (2022-06-14). Harvest In Ukraine In 2022 Will Be Two Times Less Than In 2021. southfront.org | Taras Vysotsky, representative of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy of Ukraine, spoke about the prospects of the harvest in his country at a briefing of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine. He provided an analysis, which indicates that in 2022 the harvest from the fields of Ukraine will be about 65 million tons. This is 40% less than last year's harvest. | According to Mr Vysotsky, the harvest may be even smaller, about 60 million tons of grain. He explained that the decline was…

_____ (2022-06-14). Local Orgs Unite Against Housing Crisis. popularresistance.org Speakers painted a devastating picture of the housing crisis in Oakland: an estimated 4,000 people unhoused, a quarter of whom are children and almost three quarters of whom are Black. A 24% increase in homelessness—and 800 deaths on the streets—in the past three years. And the so-called "CARE courts" proposed by Governor Gavin Newsom to address homelessness only threaten to restrict the rights of the unhoused even further, say these activists.

Annelise Whitley (2022-06-14). My Pandemic in Three Acts. tomdispatch.com On New Years' Eve 2019, Americans celebrated the advent of the roaring '20s with fireworks and champagne, amid ominous news alerts from China. Surely that virus would stay on the other side of the planet. I cringe at how entitled we felt then. Covid-19 has now wiped out more than a million of us (by far the worst record on Earth when it comes to wealthy countries). Up to a third of all survivors suffer the sometimes disabling effects of long Covid, with implications for society that will outlast the pandemic — if it ever ends. I'd like to believe we've learned a lesson about our species-wide vulnerability,…

Staff (2022-06-14). Jimmy Dore is considering running for president. He could win. peoplesparty.org It's a dark time in America. And it's getting worse. | Millions lack food and health care and live paycheck to paycheck. Poverty wages now gutted by inflation. Eviction and homelessness sweep every city. Desperation so deep it drives people to opioid addiction and mass murder suicide. The looming fall of the dollar and depression. A dying empire lashing out for war with not one but two nuclear powers. The major left wing party in this country leading the charge for annihilation and censorship. | Thankfully, I and many others have recently found real hope and joy in the prospect that Jimmy Dore could run for presi…

Editor (2022-06-14). Intellectual prostitutes call critics foreign agents, useful idiots. mronline.org A military funded academic, working at a school launched by Condoleezza Rice, claims leftist and anti-war journalists engage in Russian disinformation. His report doesn't provide any evidence or refute anyone's argument, but the legacy media laps it up.

Bruce Lerro (2022-06-14). Aryan Right-Wing Mythology for the New Age: Carl Jung, Mircea Eliade and Joseph Campbell. dissidentvoice.org Orientation My three-year stint in the New Age In 1984 at the age of 36, I decided to return to school with the intention of becoming an art therapist. I attended Antioch University in San Francisco for my undergraduate degree and then went to a New Age spirituality school the following year for my master's …

Shawgi Tell (2022-06-14). "Booming" Economy Leaves Millions Behind: Part Eight. dissidentvoice.org Economic and social disasters continue to increase worldwide. There is no "healthy recovery" from the pandemic. The level of irreparable harm being caused by the inability and unwillingness of the ruling elite to solve any problems, even small problems, is glaring. With no sense of shame or irony, the chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, …

Anonymous Contributor (2022-06-14). Libre Las Tres: Mexican Feminists Held as Political Prisoners. itsgoingdown.org Call to support feminist political prisoners facing charges for engaging in a series of occupations in so-called Mexico. photo: @Usagii_ko On April 15th, around 200 police officers in Mexico City arrested three women that had occupied and turned the office of Mexico's National Human Rights Commission building (CNDH) into a housing sanctuary for women that…

Colin Todhunter (2022-06-14). Pouring Poison and Planting Seeds of Dependency. dissidentvoice.org Do you remember the iconic Union Carbide image from the 19 s or early 1960s? The one with the giant hand coming from the sky, pouring pesticides onto Indian soil. The blurb below the image includes the following: Science helps build a new India — India has developed bold new plans to build its economy and …

Final Straw (2022-06-14). Final Straw: Support Jessica Reznicek and Navigating Conflict in Movement. itsgoingdown.org Long-running anarchist radio show and podcast, The Final Straw, presents an interview with a supporter of Water Protector Jessica Reznicek. Listen and Download HERE First up, Charlotte speaks about their friend, political prisoner and water defender Jessica Reznicek who just had an appeal denied of an 8 year sentence and terrorism enhancement for sabotaging the…

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-06-14). Dr. Sandy Darity Makes It Plain With The Science: Class Doesn't Explain Black-White Wealth Gap. moguldom.com Renowned reparations scholar and Duke University professor Dr. William "Sandy" Darity used statistics to prove his point on why people shouldn't use class to explain the Black-white wealth gap. "At some point those who persist in claiming that inequality in the US is primarily a matter of class need to address the following three data …

Andrew Medhurst (2022-06-14). Why I Quit Being a Banker to Join Extinction Rebellion. commondreams.org At the age of 56, I know more about money and wealth than I ever did as a banker. Here's what I've learned.

Submedia.tv (2022-06-14). System Fail 13: The Spoils of Empire. itsgoingdown.org System Fail from sub.Media takes a look at global news from an anarchist perspective. In the wake of Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee celebrations, we take a look at some of the recent resistance waged by two nations rendered stateless by British cartographers. First we visit Palestine where tensions have flared into several violent confrontations between…

Peoples' Dispatch (2022-06-14). Bolivia: Court sentences former coup president Jeanine àÅñez to 10 years' prison. greenleft.org.au A Bolivian court has found Jeanine àÅñez and former police and military chiefs guilty for their role in crimes committed during the coup against then-president Evo Morales in November 2019, reports Peoples Dispatch.

Betsey Piette (2022-06-14). Hunger strikers protest solitary confinement conditions in Pennsylvania. workers.org June 11 — Eleven incarcerated workers at Pennsylvania's State Correctional Institution-Greene started a hunger strike June 7. As of this writing, their numbers have grown to 20. They are confined in what the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections calls the Intensive Management Unit (IMU), but prisoners call it "the hole." This . . . |

_____ (2022-06-14). Internationalist Solidarity And Support For Disappeared Defenders. popularresistance.org Friends of the Earth International expresses its concern, indignation and condemnation at the disappearance of Brazilian indigenist activist Bruno Araújo Pereira and Dom Phillips, a British journalist and contributor to The Guardian newspaper. | The two men disappeared on the morning of June 5 in the indigenous territory Vale do Javari, in Brazil's Amazonas state. The defenders were last seen as they made their way from the community of Ribeirinha Sà£o Rafael to the town of Atalaia do Norte (where they were expected). Both men were working on a project with the Indigenous group Unión de Organizaciones Indíg…

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-06-14). Iraq vows decision to pay debts for energy imports from Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 14 (MNA) — The Iraqi Ministry of Electricity announced Tues. that in the next two days, it will pay the unpaid bills for gas imported from Iran.

Marjorie Cohn (2022-06-14). Torture Memo Lawyer John Yoo Devises Theory for Stealing Presidential Elections. zcomm.org Twisting the law to fit his nefarious agenda isn't new to Yoo…

Kuehn BM. (2022-06-14). Rising US Firearm Deaths During Pandemic Linked to Poverty. jamanetwork.com Firearm homicide rates rose by more than a third during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic in the US, according to a CDC Vital Signs report. The firearm homicide rate per 100‚ÄØ000 increased from 4.6 in 2019 to 6.1 in 2020—the highest rate since 1994. Communities disproportionately affected by poverty, systemic inequity, and structural racism incurred the heaviest loss of life due to rising gun violence.

Ann Brown (2022-06-13). Is Life Insurance Investment Better For Black Than White? 13 Facts And Numbers On The Black-White Mortality Rate Gap. moguldom.com Black Americans lag behind whites in the amount of investment they make in life insurance policies and this can have consequences such as people dying in debt and passing that debt on to their relatives. But given the Black-white mortality rate gap, it would seem that investing in reasonably priced life insurance policies could be …

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