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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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