Daily Archives: June 25, 2022

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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