(2022-06-29). SLAP At Parker Elementary School Fighting Closures Of Schools & Privatization Oakland Port. indybay.org The Schools and Labor Against Privatization held a BBQ to build solidarity against the closure of Parker Elementary and 10 other Oakland public schools in working class Black and Brown communities. It was also against the privatization of Howard Terminal at the Port of Oakland for a sale to billionaire GAP A's owner John Fisher.
(2022-06-29). Appleton, WI: 150-plus take the streets to defend abortion rights. fightbacknews.org Appleton, WI — On June 24, over 150 people answered an emergency call to action in regard to the Supreme Court's decision to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade case, which provided women federal protection for having an abortion. The event kicked off in Houdini Plaza, in the heart of Appleton's downtown district. | Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) members read statements to the large crowd, in solidarity with protests being held across the country and the need for working-class people to organize and demand the right to safe, legal abortion for all women in the country. | After that, members…
(2022-06-29). Online events with Kate Raworth, Vandana Shiva, Jeremy Corbyn, Yanis Varoufakis & others. indybay.org Here are about a dozen online events taking place over the next week (and starting at 9 am tomorrow, June 29th), featuring people such as Kate Raworth, Vandana Shiva, Bayo Akomolafe, Jeremy Corbyn, Yanis Varoufakis, Erwin Chemerinsky, Deborah Archer and many others. | These events are hosted from various locations all across the country, as well from Canada and the UK (however, the listed times are all for our "Pacific time zone"). Of course, feel free to share this info with others who might be interested in it.
(2022-06-28). Sri Lankan corporations reap large profits as workers and rural toilers face poverty and starvation. wsws.org The Lanka Hospitals Corporation, one of the largest of the more than 140 private hospitals in Sri Lanka, recorded a 2.8 billion-rupee turn over in the first quarter of this year, a 27 percent increase on the same period last year.
(2022-06-28). Ecuador: Fuel Price Reduction Insufficient, Says CONAIE. orinocotribune.com Monday, June 27, the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE) rejected President Guillermo Lasso's recent announcement that, in response to the 15-day national strike, the country would reduce the cost of various fuels by 10 cents per gallon. | CONAIE branded the measure as "insufficient and insensitive, since it does not sympathize with the situation of poverty faced by millions of families." CONAIE stated that it would confer with its supporters to formulate a clear position in the coming days. | The organization that has led the protests warned that, despite persecution, criminalization, a…
(2022-06-28). Climate Activists Block IMF Paris Office Doors. popularresistance.org Paris, France – Climate activists on Monday blocked entry to the International Monetary Fund's Paris office with some gluing their hands to its doors, demanding developing countries' debt be scrapped to help tackle climate change. | The Paris protest is part of a "Debt for climate" global campaign calling on wealthy-nation leaders attending the G7 summit in Germany to cancel the debts of poorer and less industrialized countries, known as the global south. | While low-emitting countries in the global south contribute the least to climate change, they tend to be the hardest-hit by the consequences, experts say. | "
(2022-06-28). Lessons From Colombia: A Victory For The People. popularresistance.org On June 19, Colombians elected the first leftist president and the first Afro-Colombian vice president in history. This was possible, despite being in a repressive state, because of a strong national social movement that organized an effective national strike in the spring of 2021. Clearing the FOG speaks with Charo Mina Rojas, an Afro-Colombian human rights defender and leader in the 2016 peace process, about this victory, the obstacles they faced and how they will counter efforts by the wealthy class to prevent further progress. Activists in the United States have much to learn from the Colombian people's movem…
(2022-06-28). Nonprofit, Human Services Workers Are Starting To Unionize. popularresistance.org Makayla Wahaus' journey to union activism started at Rensselaear Polytechnic Institute where she was a physics major. A course on food systems sparked an interest in social problems like food deserts and poor nutrition and the 2020 graduate ended up working for the non-profit Capital Roots, which works to make fresh produce available to people in neighborhoods where there are no nearby supermarkets or other healthy food sources. | She says she loves her job, but wants more say in how the organization is run, and like others, says it's increasingly hard to survive on the pay, which for many is under $15-an-hour.
(2022-06-28). Time To End the Capital Gains Rate Giveaway. inequality.org
(2022-06-28). Widespread opposition by truck drivers to Teamsters' deal with car-hauling companies. wsws.org Truck drivers, mechanics and other yard workers are currently voting on a three-year contract which would further erode their living standards and working conditions.
(2022-06-28). U.S. should be held responsible for creating "debt trap": FM spokesperson. ecns.cn
(2022-06-28). 53 years ago: Queer liberation's roots were socialist, working class and anti-imperialist. liberationnews.org Standing for queer community means also standing against police brutality and mass incarceration, and join the struggle to dismantle capitalism and imperialism!
(2022-06-28). Hong Kong youth sees motherland's influence in the UN. ecns.cn A young man from the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) said he has seen China's influence during two years working at the United Nations (UN).
(2022-06-27). CIA, European Commandos Operating on the Ground in Ukraine: NYT. scheerpost.com A handout photo made available by the Ukrainian Presidential Press Service shows Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky on his working visit to the eastern Ukrainian conflict zone, 9 April 2021. [Handout photo/EPA/EFE] | By Kyle Anzalone / The New York Times
(2022-06-27). Israel and the US are Creating a "Middle East Alliance" journal-neo.org According to Israeli Minister of Defense Benny Gantz, Israel and the US have recently been working hard to establish a formal "Middle East air defense alliance." The minister said that the matter would be discussed in depth during US President Joe Biden's visit to Israel, scheduled for July 13-14. At a meeting of the Israeli …