Daily Archives: June 22, 2022

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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