Daily Archives: June 30, 2022

2022-06-30: News Headlines

RT (2022-06-30). Russia Challenges Western Accusations at UN Security Council. dissidentvoice.org Caleb Maupin reports on the recent allegation of Russian missile targeting an shopping center in Ukraine, dismissed by Russia at the United Nations.

Jim McIlroy (2022-06-30). 20,000 teachers strike for better pay, conditions. greenleft.org.au More than 20,000 teachers marched from Hyde Park to New South Wales Parliament to demand a pay rise and better teaching conditions. Jim McIlroy reports.

JANET (2022-06-30). Ecuador's national strike at a crossroads. iacenter.org By Michael Otto June 27, 2022 Ibarra, Imbabura Province, Ecuador June 26 — The Indigenous-led National Strike in Ecuador that began June 13 enters its third week on June 27, as the people once again show their power in the streets and highways. Roadblocks in 23 provinces have closed every paved road in Ecuador. The masses have said, "Enough!" to banker President Guillermo Lasso and five years of a brutal neoliberal economic war that has deepened the poverty of the Indigenous, peasants and the precarious working poor who labor in the informal economy. Roadblocks are a huge weapon in the hands of the peasants…

Labor Video Project (2022-06-30). 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.

Staff (2022-06-30). Mora says keeps working with greater urgency to revive deal. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 30 (MNA)— Saying that the Doha talks were intense, the EU coordinator of the talks said that he will even work with greater urgency to revive the 2015 nuclear deal.

Peace council, Birgit Naujeck (2022-06-30). Negotiating at last and The Russian-American Friendship. indybay.org In fact, Russia's war is a response to NATO's eastward expansion, long criticized by the peace movement, and to Western policies of rearmament and confrontation, by which Russia feels more and more existentially threatened. It began as early as the 1990s with the expansion of NATO – contrary to clear, binding commitments to Moscow…

Julián Pilatti (2022-06-30). Climbing inequality in Argentina as poverty and inflation soars. peoplesdispatch.org Argentinian vice president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner spoke at the Central de Trabajadores de la Argentina (CTA) for Flag Day, on June 20 about the political, social and economic situation in the country. Argentina's former president presented data indicating that the country that is constantly growing and exporting, at the same time that the poverty level remains (or increases), and the vast majority of its population is affected by the scourge of rampant inflation. | In this context: Is it the social organizations that should be controlled or rather the sectors of concentrated power? | Although the criticis…

M.K. Bhadrakumar (2022-06-30). US, Iran let hopes shape their future — not hurts. peoplesdispatch.org There is a confluence of circumstances today, internal and external, that gives hope. Various compulsions are working on Washington and Tehran — and Brussels — which lend an acute sense of urgency on the part of these main protagonists…

Michael Petrelis (2022-06-30). Friday 7/1: Speakout: 12PM 7/1 Cordileone at Mission Dolores. indybay.org Mission Dolores Basilica | 16th and Dolores Streets…

WSWS (2022-06-30). Australia: Striking NSW teachers oppose intolerable working conditions and pay cuts. wsws.org Despite the commonality of the struggles by educators, nurses and other public sector workers, the unions are desperately seeking to divide workers and suppress discussion of the political issues they all confront.

Shotgun Players (2022-06-30). Saturday 7/23: Ashby Stage Indigenous Land Acknowledgement Mural Unveiling. indybay.org Ashby Stage | 1901 Ashby Ave | Berkeley, CA 94703…

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2022-06-30). Friday 7/29: Stolen Legacy: California Pioneers of African Descent. indybay.org Leidesdorff Street | Financial District…

Peter Maiden (2022-06-30). Abortion Rights Rally in Fresno June 28. indybay.org People protested the anti-abortion Supreme Court decision at Fresno City Hall on Tuesday, June 28.

Ramzy Baroud (2022-06-30). Palestinians 'are not animals in a zoo': On Kanafani and the need to redefine the role of the 'victim intellectual'. juancole.com Years before the United States invaded Iraq in 2003, US media introduced many new characters, promoting them as 'experts' who helped ratchet up US propaganda, ultimately allowing the US government to secure enough popular support for the war. Though enthusiasm for war began dwindling in later years, the invasion of Iraq had begun with a …

The Global Research Team (2022-06-30). Your Support Has Kept Global Research Freely Accessible for Two Decades. globalresearch.ca The goal of the Global Research website is to shed light on complex and controversial issues often neglected by the mainstream media. It is through our readers' support and our authors' endeavors that allows us to sustain this objective. By …

____ (2022-06-30). Shanghai diners savor resumption of service. ecns.cn Restaurants and hungry diners in Shanghai embraced dine-in service for the first time in three months on Wednesday in the latest recovery after an outbreak of COVID-19 shut the city down.

WSWS (2022-06-30). Australia: Striking NSW nurses speak on crisis in healthcare. wsws.org "We're constantly working extra hours now. There are not enough staff and not enough beds. Its impacting on patient safety. It's been like this for years, but it's gotten worse with COVID."

Toward increased Networking (2022-06-30). 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.

SCOTUS ruled wrongly (2022-06-30). People pour into Federal Bldg Plaza to Express their Outrage on Day of Decision. indybay.org Protesters spilled into the streets on June 24 soon after the much anticipated Supreme Court decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization was announced.

Fight Back (2022-06-30). Canada: Sodexo workers at Mount Milligan Mine join Steelworkers union. fightbacknews.org Prince George, BC, Canada – Sodexo workers who provide catering and facilities management services at Centerra Gold's Mount Milligan Mine, north of Prince George, British Columbia, have voted 92.9% in favor to join the United Steelworkers union (USW). The union-certification application for approximately 70 workers was filed on June 13 and ballots were counted on June 23. | "We are proud to welcome the Sodexo workers at the Mount Milligan Mine to our union family and we look forward to working together to achieve a first collective agreement," said USW Western Canada Director Scott Lunny. "It takes courage for wo…

Staff (2022-06-30). Russia condemns Israeli regime attacks on Syria. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 30 (MNA)— Speaking at a meeting of the UN Security Council, the First Deputy Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the UN, condemned the Zionists' airstrikes on Damascus airport.

Mark Merritt (2022-06-30). Water protectors hold out hope for river flows. greenleft.org.au The second Darling/Baaka River convoy to highlight unsustainable water-sharing plans and ungoverned water-trading practices was organised in early May. Mark Merritt reports.

WSWS (2022-06-30). Immigrant detainee workers strike at California detention centers to protest low pay and hazardous conditions. wsws.org Workers, who are defined as "housing porters," reported cleaning bathrooms and dormitories for the nominal wage of $1 a day, despite the $15 an hour minimum wage in California.

Anonymous103 (2022-06-29). In Video: Uncomfortable Questions To Ukrainian Authorities From Civilians In Kremenchug. southfront.org

Jake Johnson (2022-06-29). Sanders, Fetterman Urge Buttigieg to Fine Airlines Over Flight Cancellations. commondreams.org "The American people are sick of airlines ripping them off, canceling flights at the last minute, and delaying flights for hours on end," said the Vermont senator.

Anonymous103 (2022-06-29). Iran And Argentina In BRICS Would Advance The Multipolar Project. southfront.org BRICS' expansion is a necessary step to overcome the unipolar world order. | Written by Lucas Leiroz, researcher in Social Science sat the Rural Federal University of Rio de Janeiro; geopolitical consultant. | A new step is being taken towards the expansion of the BRICS. Iran and Argentina asked this last week of June to join the group of emerging countries currently formed by Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. Beijing and Moscow, which are extremely affected by international sanctions,…

Anonymous103 (2022-06-29). US Government Openly Advocates Destroying Russia. southfront.org The US government commission urged for more support (clearly implying actual support exists already) to separatist movements inside Russia and in the diaspora. | Written by Drago Bosnic, independent geopolitical and military analyst | Last week, on June 23, a United States government agency under the name Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, better known as the Helsinki Commission,

Anonymous103 (2022-06-29). What More Proof Is Needed That America Is A Dictatorship, Not A Democracy? southfront.org | Written by Ever since 2014,

Anonymous Contributor (2022-06-29). Thousands Take to Streets in Boise, Idaho; Push Back Against the far-Right. itsgoingdown.org Report from so-called Boise, Idaho on recent protests and mobilizations against the Supreme Court ruling against Roe V Wade. In the heat of summer, on June 27th, 2022, roughly 4,000 people showed up to a demonstration at Cherie Buckner-Webb park in so-called downtown Boise, Idaho. The crowd was mixed with many attendees that had never…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-06-29). National Strike in Ecuador Completes 15 Days, Struggle Continues. libya360.wordpress.com Tanya Wadhwa Hundreds of thousands of Ecuadorians held a massive march in capital Quito to mark 15 days of the national strike On June 27. (Photo: CONAIE/Twitter) Ecuadorian peasant, Indigenous and Afro-descendant organizations have vowed to continue fighting against poverty and deep inequalities in the country, despite persecution, criminalization and repression by the state Monday,…

_____ (2022-06-29). Seventy Five Years Later, Toll Of Taft-Hartley Weighs Heavily On Labor. popularresistance.org The Taft-Hartley Act was the centerpiece of big business's counterattack against a labor and people's movement that had, over the previous decade, won major improvements for working people on factory floors and in the halls of Congress. | From 1936 through World War II, the new industrial unions of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) — UE, the United Auto Workers, the United Steelworkers, and dozens of smaller unions — had successfully organized the mass-production industries that dominated U.S. economy at the time. Like Amazon today, the huge corporations that dominated these industries [m…

Fight Back (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…

Peoples Dispatch (2022-06-29). Construction workers in Zurich demand better working conditions and a fair contract. peoplesdispatch.org On June 25, more than 15,000 people marched in the Swiss city of Zurich in a demonstration called by construction workers and trade unions. They were demanding fairer contracts and better working conditions. Trade unions, including Unia and Syna, on behalf of the masons and construction workers organized the rally, with laborers from other sectors and progressive groups including the Swiss Party of Labor (PST), Youth of Labor Party, Communist Party, Communist Youth, Movement For Socialism and more, participating in solidarity. In the mobilization, the workers expressed their opposition to work schedules dictated…

_____ (2022-06-29). Canada's Brutal And Dangerous 'Pipeline Police'. popularresistance.org The expansion of oil and gas exports has become a strategic priority for a major section of the capitalist class in Canada and its political enablers. The declining possibilities for export to the US, moreover, have led 'business and political leaders…to pivot to East Asia, particularly China.' This has involved the development of the required infrastructure in the western provinces, including the construction of major pipelines. | Obviously, this whole initiative can only compound the impacts of climate change and other forms of environmental degradation. It has also put the Canadian state on a collision cours…

_____ (2022-06-29). Is Universal Basic Income Part Of A Just Transition? popularresistance.org In the remote rural village of Dauphin, in the Canadian province of Manitoba, economists tried out an unusual experiment. In the 1970s, they persuaded the provincial government to give cash payments to poorer families to see if a guaranteed basic income could improve their outcomes. During the years of this "Mincome" experiment, families received a basic income of 16,000 Canadian dollars (or a top up to that amount). With 10,000 inhabitants, Dauphin was just big enough to be a good data set but not too big as to bankrupt the government. | The results were startling, including a significant drop in hospitalization…

WSWS (2022-06-29). Strong interest in SEP meeting on the mass uprising in Sri Lanka. wsws.org "I read the WSWS article on how big companies in Sri Lanka have made profits in the midst of this crisis. I felt really angry when I went through the numbers. That is the wealth that can solve the problems of the suffering people."

Ralph Underhill (2022-06-29). Ghislaine Maxwell is just the tip of the iceberg. thecanary.co By

Dave LIndorff (2022-06-29). What would a real Opposition Party of the People Do? thiscantbehappening.net We are currently at the mercy of a cabal of self-righteous Christian fascists with a 6-3 grip on the US Supreme Court and on Congress, thanks to an arcance structure designed by slave-owning wealthy men who handed the power to a Senate dominated by small state rich people their party of Christian fascists and ordinary … |

Salma Allam (2022-06-29). NYC organizers celebrate militant history of Stonewall rebellion, denounce police presence. liberationnews.org Throughout the action, speakers consistently reminded the crowd that the presence of police was an assault on LGBTQ and working class people's fight for liberation.

WSWS (2022-06-29). Ecuador shaken by anti-government protests, mass strikes over inflation. wsws.org Extreme social inequality exacerbated by spiraling inflation, especially food and gas prices, triggered a social explosion in Ecuador.

Middle East Monitor (2022-06-29). Israeli Squatter-Settlers are Expanding Colonies in Palestinian West Bank in Advance of Biden's Visit and another Election. juancole.com By Adnan Abu Amer | &#1 ; ( Middle East Monitor ) &#1 ; As soon as it was announced that Israel is heading for yet another General Election, and the visit of US President Joe Biden to the region next month was confirmed, it was obvious that Israel's illegal settlers are going to take advantage of …

WSWS (2022-06-29). Lessons of the British rail strikes. wsws.org It is necessary to draw a balance sheet of last week's national strikes and the political lessons for the working class.

SCOTUS ruled wrongly (2022-06-29). People pour into Federal Bldg Plaza to Express their Anger on Day of Decision. indybay.org Protesters spilled into the streets on June 24 soon after the much anticipated Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization was announced.

Fight Back (2022-06-29). Milwaukee begins to Take Back Pride. fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI — Despite the sporadic rainfall throughout the day on June 25, 100 people showed up to say no to cops and corporations in Pride. The rally and march honored the radical character of the LGBTQ struggle. In Milwaukee, the legacy of Black and brown trans working-class people – like Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson – has unfortunately been whitewashed by people who welcome cops and corporations with open arms to Pride. | After departing from Walker's Point, a neighborhood with many LGBTQ-friendly establishments, the march descended upon the Wisconsin Center, where a summit of conservative figu…

WSWS (2022-06-29). Strike by 630 workers at Glencore's Raglan Mine in northern Quebec enters second month. wsws.org The striking miners are fighting for better wages, decent working conditions, and an improved vacation plan, while opposing the increased use of subcontracting by the company.

TeleSUR, SH (2022-06-29). Petrocaribe: 17 años de integración y cooperación regional. telesurtv.net Desde su creación, Petrocaribe ha contribuido en proyectos sociales ayudando significativamente a la reducción de la pobreza.

TeleSUR, jdo, JGN (2022-06-29). øQué falta para considerar santo al Dr. José Gregorio Hernández. telesurtv.net Se requiere la presentación de un segundo milagro atribuible al Médico de los Pobres para su posterior examen y validación por El Vaticano.

Lucrecia Franco (2022-06-29). Advocates promote jackfruits for Brazilians struggling with food insecurity. america.cgtn.com Millions of people are facing hunger in Brazil and across Latin America—33 million, according to a recent study on food insecurity.

Anonymous669 (2022-06-29). Guided Missile Strike In Syria's Afrin Leaves Nine Turkish-Backed Militants Dead (Video, Photos). southfront.org . | On June 29, nine Turkish-backed militants were killed and two others were wounded when an anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) hit a bus that was carrying them near the town of Bosoufane which is located in the southern part of Turkish-occupied Afrin in the northern countryside of Syria's Aleppo. | The slain militants were all members of the al-Sham Legion, a faction of the National Front for Liberation (NFL). The front is Turkey's main proxy in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib and a de…

_____ (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…

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