Monthly Archives: July 2022

2022-07-31: News Headlines

Toward increased Networking (2022-07-30). Online events w) Kshama Sawant, Eric Blanc, Karen M. Woolf, Jamal Abdi, Andrea Vetter, etc. indybay.org Here are some 8 online events taking place over the next week (and starting at 3: 00 pm today, July 27th), featuring people such as Kshama Sawant, Eric Blanc, Karen McCarthy Woolf, Jamal Abdi, Drew Pendergrass, Matthew Huber, Andrea Vetter, Olúf·∫πÃÅmi O. Táíwà≤, 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.

Geoff Watts (2022-07-30). [Perspectives] Cathie Sudlow: devoted to data. thelancet.com Do doctors specialising in medical data science choose it because they dislike working with patients? Over the past decade or so Cathie Sudlow, Professor of Neurology and Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Edinburgh, UK, and Director of the British Heart Foundation (BHF) Data Science Centre, has emerged as a leading force in medical informatics, so the question is clearly one for her. "Absolutely not", is her amused response. But, as she concedes, circumstances have changed over time. When Sudlow took on her BHF role in 2020, she had to stop her clinical work entirely.

Juan Antonio Sacaluga (2022-07-30). àÅfrica, el tablero no tan marginal de las grandes potencias. globalizacion.ca Si en alguna región del mundo el frente antirruso es más débil o menos compacto es àÅfrica. El continente donde malvive más de la mitad de la población más pobre del planeta ofrece, sin embargo, un atractivo no menor para…

Andrea Widburg (2022-07-29). Reducing Nitrogen Output Destroys Farms: Ireland Joins Canada and the Netherlands in Contributing to World Famine. globalresearch.ca

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2022-07-30: News Headlines

Brian Williams (2022-07-30). Join campaign to expand reach of 'Militant,' books by SWP leaders. themilitant.com "I'm a Democrat, but I don't agree with a lot of what's going on, including what's in the media, whether it's CNN or Fox News. You can't trust either side," Hamza Hassan told Joel Britton, Socialist Workers Party candidate for California governor, when Britton knocked on his door in Hayward, July 16. | "Whether they say it's Republican versus Democrat, CNN versus Fox, red states versus blue — it's really a class divide," Britton said. "Neither party has answers to inflation and the attacks on workers today. We need to do everything we can to unite working people, to build our unions as fighting organization…

Hugo Wils (2022-07-30). UK bus drivers strike to protect their wages from inflation. themilitant.com MANCHESTER, England — Bus drivers working for Arriva North West in Merseyside, Greater Manchester, and across Lancashire went on strike July 20 to fight to protect their wages from being driven down by double-digit inflation. The strikers are members of Unite and GMB unions. | Unite says its members are striking over an insulting choice of either a 3% raise with no strings attached, or a 6% raise if workers agreed to cutbacks in sick pay and the loss of Saturday overtime pay. Both offers are far below the current government measure of inflation of 11.7% and would constitute a pay cut. | At the depot in Wyth…

John Steele (2022-07-30). Montreal Casino strikers enter third month on the picket line. themilitant.com MONTREAL — Montreal Casino strikers, members of Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 3939, are into their third month on strike for pay raises large enough to counter the impact of soaring inflation and for safer working conditions. They told Militant worker-correspondents July 22 that they'll continue to fight for what they need. | Over 0 card dealers walked out May 21 against Loto-Quebec, which operates all four government-run casinos in the province, as well as the lottery and sports betting. The casino in Montreal is the largest in Canada. It continues to operate through use of management personne…

Roy Landersen (2022-07-30). Support Ukraine independence! Get Moscow's troops out now! themilitant.com Russian missiles struck Ukraine's key Black Sea port of Odesa July 23 just one day after Moscow signed an agreement brokered by the U.N. and Turkish government to unblock shipments by Kyiv of Ukrainian grain exports stored there. The Ukrainian government called the provocative attack a "spit in the face" that threatened to deny badly needed food to toilers in Africa and the Middle East. | Moscow's attack — which the Russian government claimed was aimed at Ukrainian weapons — reveals its utter contempt for millions of working people. President Vladimir Putin views them as expendable pawns in his effort…

Terry Evans (2022-07-30). US rulers face political crisis as workers seek road forward. themilitant.com The U.S. capitalist rulers face a political crisis. Plunging support for President Joseph Biden in the polls; continued anti-Trump hysteria by liberals, the middle-class left and Never-Trump Republicans; as well as deepening divisions tearing at both the Democratic and Republican parties, are some of the symptoms. | The two-party shell game has served the capitalist rulers well for decades, but it is shattering today fueled by their growing fear of the working class, as we begin to push back against the bosses' drive to put the economic and social crisis of the capitalist system on our backs. | With no accomplish…

| Reuters | (2022-07-30). Iran arrests Swedish citizen on espionage charges. tribune.com.pk Iran's intelligence ministry said on Saturday that it had arrested a Swedish citizen on espionage charges, the official IRNA news agency reported, without naming the detained person. | "The intelligence ministry announced that a citizen of the Kingdom of Sweden was arrested on espionage charges," IRNA quoted a ministry statement a saying. It did not say when the arrest was made. | Sweden's Foreign Ministry said it was aware of the case. | "This is a known and ongoing case which the Foreign Ministry has been working on for a while," a spokesperson said in an emailed comment. | Also read: Iran says it detains Is…

Labor Video Project (2022-07-30). Hundreds of SEIU1021 SF Tenderloin Housing Clinic Workers Strike For Living Wages. indybay.org Hundreds of SEIU 1021 San Francisco non-profit workers at he Tenderloin Housing Clinic went on strike for living wages. They do public work but are paid wages that keep them in poverty.

Toward increased Networking (2022-07-30). Online events w) Kshama Sawant, Eric Blanc, Karen M. Woolf, Jamal Abdi, Andrea Vetter, etc. indybay.org Here are some 8 online events taking place over the next week (and starting at 3: 00 pm today, July 27th), featuring people such as Kshama Sawant, Eric Blanc, Karen McCarthy Woolf, Jamal Abdi, Drew Pendergrass, Matthew Huber, Andrea Vetter, Olúf·∫πÃÅmi O. Táíwà≤, 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.

Juan Antonio Sacaluga (2022-07-30). àÅfrica, el tablero no tan marginal de las grandes potencias. globalizacion.ca Si en alguna región del mundo el frente antirruso es más débil o menos compacto es àÅfrica. El continente donde malvive más de la mitad de la población más pobre del planeta ofrece, sin embargo, un atractivo no menor para…

Geoff Watts (2022-07-30). [Perspectives] Cathie Sudlow: devoted to data. thelancet.com Do doctors specialising in medical data science choose it because they dislike working with patients? Over the past decade or so Cathie Sudlow, Professor of Neurology and Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Edinburgh, UK, and Director of the British Heart Foundation (BHF) Data Science Centre, has emerged as a leading force in medical informatics, so the question is clearly one for her. "Absolutely not", is her amused response. But, as she concedes, circumstances have changed over time. When Sudlow took on her BHF role in 2020, she had to stop her clinical work entirely.

_____ (2022-07-29). An Interview With John Pilger On Julian Assange. popularresistance.org Last month, British Home Secretary Priti Patel approved Assange's extradition to the US, where he faces 175 years imprisonment under the Espionage Act for publishing true information exposing American war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan. As Pilger explains, Patel's order will be the subject of a further appeal, but the British judiciary that will adjudicate has facilitated Assange's persecution every step of the way. This underscores the urgency of a political fight to free Assange, based on the powerful struggles of the working class that are emerging all around the world. | Pilger began his media career in the l…

_____ (2022-07-29). Is Private Equity's Employee Ownership Plan The Real Deal? popularresistance.org In April, 19 private equity firms committed to providing equity shares to employees at some portfolio firms, as part of the new nonprofit Ownership Works initiative, which has a goal of creating $20 billion in wealth for low- and moderate-income workers over the next decade. Seems like good news. But we urge impact investors to be skeptical. | The industry that has done the most damage to job quality and worker security over the last two decades claims to be reversing course. And there will be workers who see a nice hit of cash. But ownership? Not really. What these PE firms are doing falls far short of what auth…

Editor (2022-07-29). The value of the federal minimum wage is at its lowest point in 66 years. mronline.org The value of the federal minimum wage has reached its lowest point in 66 years, according to an EPI analysis of recently released Consumer Price Index (CPI) data.

Andrea Widburg (2022-07-29). Reducing Nitrogen Output Destroys Farms: Ireland Joins Canada and the Netherlands in Contributing to World Famine. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2022-07-29). Martha's Vineyard: "Playground of the rich" wracked by poverty and social crisis. wsws.org Martha's Vineyard, off the coast of southern Massachusetts, is a popular playground for the rich and famous, but the island is home to extreme poverty and hardship for the workers who live there.

Zackery Corley (2022-07-29). Children as young as 12 working in Hyundai-owned plant in Alabama. peoplesworld.org LUVERNE, Alabama—Children as young as 12 have been discovered working at a Hyundai-owned metal stamping plant in Alabama, and other workers at the factory estimate that as many as underage people may have been employed at the facility. That according to a horrific exposé detailing the exploitation of child labor at a Hyundai subsidiary …

Staff (2022-07-29). El ángel que de Galicia voló a Birán. cubadebate.cu àÅngel vino al mundo en una España de caciquismo y oligarquía en la que no había espacio para todos. Esa España pobre maltratada por los ricos, frustrada ante tantos problemas que había que resolver, y que los escritores de la Generación del 98 expusieron acertadamente en su obra. àÅngel Castro podría haber sido perfectamente un poeta, porque trajo luz al mundo.

WSWS (2022-07-29). Sri Lankan regime extends its arrests of leading anti-government protesters. wsws.org While the repression is targeting protest activists, government moves are in preparation for a far broader crackdown on the working class.

WSWS (2022-07-29). German union Verdi ends strike at university hospital in North Rhine-Westphalia. wsws.org The negotiated collective agreement does not provide any real improvements for the nursing staff in Germany's most populous state, but serves to cement the intolerable working conditions in the clinics.

Sarah Anderson (2022-07-29). Biden Should Wield the Power of the Public Purse Against Excessive CEO Pay. inequality.org

WSWS (2022-07-29). Australia's Labor treasurer declares working people must swallow "tough medicine" amid inflation crisis. wsws.org Chalmers reiterated Labor's commitment to an austerity agenda aimed at forcing the working class to pay for the deepening economic crisis, but the financial press has complained that he did not outline concrete measures to carry this out.

_____ (2022-07-29). Junior Doctors In The UK Protest Government Disregard. popularresistance.org On Monday, July 25, junior doctors in London organized a protest march in the city demanding a pay rise. Under the banner of the Doctors Vote campaign, they took out a march from the Department of Health and Social Care Office to Downing Street. The doctors warned of more actions, including strikes, unless their long pending demand for pay restoration is met. Doctors from the British Medical Association (BMA), Doctors' Association UK, and trade unionists and activists from Unite the union, Unison, Socialist Party, and others also took part in the protest march in solidarity with the junior doctors. | Working clas…

Russiancouncil.ru (2022-07-28). Round Table "Future of the Settlement of the Situation in Syria in the Context of the Ukrainian Conflict" russiancouncil.ru In the framework of the event, there was a presentation of the RIAC working paper "Political Economic Model for Settling the Situation in Syria in the Context of the Ukrainian Conflict"

Deweylaura (2022-07-28). Marxist IQ: A people's culture. cpusa.org Capitalism sees cultural production (literature, theater, painting, films) as both commodities to be produced for profit and expressions of ruling-class ideology. But artists influenced by both Marxism and the struggles of the working class have produced work to advance working-class consciousness. This Marxist IQ is dedicated to those artists and their work. 1. World-famous …

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2022-07-29: News Headlines

WSWS (2022-07-29). Sri Lankan regime extends its arrests of leading anti-government protesters. wsws.org While the repression is targeting protest activists, government moves are in preparation for a far broader crackdown on the working class.

Editor (2022-07-29). The value of the federal minimum wage is at its lowest point in 66 years. mronline.org The value of the federal minimum wage has reached its lowest point in 66 years, according to an EPI analysis of recently released Consumer Price Index (CPI) data.

Staff (2022-07-29). El ángel que de Galicia voló a Birán. cubadebate.cu àÅngel vino al mundo en una España de caciquismo y oligarquía en la que no había espacio para todos. Esa España pobre maltratada por los ricos, frustrada ante tantos problemas que había que resolver, y que los escritores de la Generación del 98 expusieron acertadamente en su obra. àÅngel Castro podría haber sido perfectamente un poeta, porque trajo luz al mundo.

Toward increased Networking (2022-07-29). Online events w) Kshama Sawant, Eric Blanc, Karen M. Woolf, Jamal Abdi, Andrea Vetter, etc. indybay.org Here are some 8 online events taking place over the next week (and starting at 3: 00 pm today, July 27th), featuring people such as Kshama Sawant, Eric Blanc, Karen McCarthy Woolf, Jamal Abdi, Drew Pendergrass, Matthew Huber, Andrea Vetter, Olúf·∫πÃÅmi O. Táíwà≤, 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.

Andrea Widburg (2022-07-29). Reducing Nitrogen Output Destroys Farms: Ireland Joins Canada and the Netherlands in Contributing to World Famine. globalresearch.ca

Labor Video Project (2022-07-29). Hundreds of SEIU1021 SF Tenderloin Housing Clinic Workers Strike For Living Wages. indybay.org Hundreds of SEIU 1021 San Francisco non-profit workers at he Tenderloin Housing Clinic went on strike for living wages. They do public work but are paid wages that keep them in poverty.

WSWS (2022-07-29). Australia's Labor treasurer declares working people must swallow "tough medicine" amid inflation crisis. wsws.org Chalmers reiterated Labor's commitment to an austerity agenda aimed at forcing the working class to pay for the deepening economic crisis, but the financial press has complained that he did not outline concrete measures to carry this out.

Russiancouncil.ru (2022-07-28). Round Table "Future of the Settlement of the Situation in Syria in the Context of the Ukrainian Conflict" russiancouncil.ru In the framework of the event, there was a presentation of the RIAC working paper "Political Economic Model for Settling the Situation in Syria in the Context of the Ukrainian Conflict"

Editor (2022-07-28). Studying society for the working class: Marx's first preface to "Capital" mronline.org In the preface to the first edition of volume one of Capital, dated July 25, 1867, Marx introduces the book's "ultimate aim": "to lay bare the economic law of motion of modern society". Looking back 155 years later, it's clear the book not only accomplished that aim but continues to do so today.

Staff (2022-07-28). Towards freedom: Palestinian prisoner Raed Rayan suspends hunger strike after 113 days of struggle with agreement for his release. samidoun.net After 113 days of struggle and sacrifice to win his freedom, Palestinian prisoner Raed Rayan — jailed without charge or trial under Israeli "administrative detention" — has suspended his hunger strike with an agreement for his release. Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network salutes Rayan and his fellow prisoners on their unceasing dedication to put their …

WSWS (2022-07-28). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org Pilots and cabin crew at Ryanair across Europe continue pay strikes, as ground handling staff stage 24-hour pay walkout at Lufthansa, Germany; UK train drivers at two more rail operators in overwhelming vote to join national strike, unions prevent united mobilisation; UK bus drivers' pay stoppage continues at Arriva North West, more Arriva depots ballot but unions oppose a unified fight; Lebanese National News Agency declares indefinite strike as wages collapse and poverty reaches 74 percent of population…

____ (2022-07-28). Zero-carbon industrial park in Ordos promotes green transformation. ecns.cn A zero-carbon industrial park in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, is working hard to promote green energy. The industrial park was put into operation in April.

Editor2 (2022-07-28). No Russian Roulette: The Hunger Emergency and the Global Corporate System. orinocotribune.com By Sajai Jose &#1 ; Jul 22, 2022 | As government efforts to contain it fails even in rich nations, the world's hunger and livelihoods crisis is rapidly escalating into an emergency. Western leaders and media have been blaming Russia and the war in Ukraine for this unfolding catastrophe, but the facts say otherwise. | A month ago, the Food and Work Network, a coalition of academics, community activists, and trade unions in the United Kingdom issued an

Sacramento Homeless Union (2022-07-28). Thousands of Unhoused to be Swept with No Adequate Shelter in Sacramento. indybay.org My name is Crystal Sanchez, and I am the Western Regional Director for the National Union of the Homeless and the President of the Sacramento Homeless Union. Today, I write to you in total dismay and frustration. As many of you know, the 2022 point in time count was recently released with an astonishing 9,300 unhoused people counted and a whopping 20,000 people on any given night living on the streets of Sacramento. We know the pit count number is inadequate and low due to low volunteers and not everybody being counted. We have had an astonishing 67% increase in homelessness, with now more people on our streets t…

Isaac Lozano (2022-07-28). With Referendum Off Until 2024, California Lawmakers Must Act on $18 Minimum Wage. commondreams.org California's low-wage workers need a minimum wage hike. The Legislature should make it happen.

Ana Perdigón (2022-07-28). Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Seeks to Secede From British Crown. orinocotribune.com On Monday, July 25, the prime minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Ralph Gonsalves, proposed to hold a referendum allowing the population of the Caribbean island to decide whether or not to replace Queen Elizabeth II as head of state. Of the commonwealth nations, comprised of 56 sovereign states that were formerly British colonies, only 15 of them continue to recognize the queen as their head of state. | Gonsalves made the proposal to the Parliament of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and it requires bipartisan support to be approved. Therefore, Gonsalves asked the opposition if they were willing to sup…

WSWS (2022-07-28). Australian inflation figures point to intensifying cost-of-living crisis for working-class households. wsws.org The Labor government, while feigning concern for "households," seized on the figures to reject demands for wage rises to cope with the soaring prices, saying such expectations were unrealistic.

Deweylaura (2022-07-28). Marxist IQ: A people's culture. cpusa.org Capitalism sees cultural production (literature, theater, painting, films) as both commodities to be produced for profit and expressions of ruling-class ideology. But artists influenced by both Marxism and the struggles of the working class have produced work to advance working-class consciousness. This Marxist IQ is dedicated to those artists and their work. 1. World-famous …

_____ (2022-07-27). Boston Starbucks Workers Go On Strike Against Union-Busting. popularresistance.org Unionized Starbucks workers at the 874 Commonwealth Avenue location in Boston, Massachusetts are on strike indefinitely, demanding guaranteed hours, adequate staffing, and the removal of a store manager who has created a "chaotic and hostile work environment," including making racist and homophobic comments against staff and customers. | The store, which is located on the main thoroughfare of Boston University's campus and services many of its students and staff, has been shut down since July 18; workers and their supporters have been picketing each day outside the store even as an intense heat wave strikes much…

_____ (2022-07-27). Puerto Rico: Between Colonialism, Racism And Slavery On July 25. popularresistance.org Despite the harsh reality that Puerto Rico is neither free, nor associated, nor a state, July 25 marks the day of the creation of the constitution of the "Free Associated State," or commonwealth, of Puerto Rico. | I write this article with the purpose of revealing some details about the Anglo-Saxon-supremacist jurisprudence that gave rise to and govern this colonial territorial status. | Before we travel back in time, let me point out that Section 2 of Article 3 of the United States constitution contains the Territorial Clause, which gives Congress the authority to fully regulate and dispose of US territories. Un…

_____ (2022-07-27). Reviving Student Action And Strike Solidarity. popularresistance.org The decade since the abolition of the university fee cap in 2012 has felt painfully long for staff and students. Universities are no longer fertile ground for public knowledge but an exercise in marketized competition, commodification and over-inflated managerialism. Accordingly, students are increasingly framed as consumers entrapped in swelling debt, while overworked academics are forced to dedicate more time to admin than to teaching or research. | It's not that the university sector is strapped for cash. With more than 2,500 managerial staff on six-figure salaries and the average vice chancellor raking in &po…

Editor (2022-07-27). ScheerPost Celebrates Norman Lear's 100th Birthday. scheerpost.com Photo by Christopher Ho | By ScheerPost Staff / Original to ScheerPost | "Truly brilliant in its honesty as one would expect from the man who transformed television from a myopic center of banality into a medium of accountability. All of the major controversies that confront us today from war and peace on through race relations, gay rights, gender equality, freedom of and from religion, economic inequality, the right and obligation to challenge power and the powerful and the reality that the American idea would always be a work in progress was brought into the American home by this genius," ScheerPost's own Bo…

Jim Hightower (2022-07-27). The Far Right Hates 'Woke' Society Because They Want One That's Asleep. otherwords.org Although we haven't even gotten through this year's midterm congressional elections, it's still not too early to start examining some of the characters who hope you'll make them president in 2024. | I know, you don't want to… but we must. | That's because corporate elites have already chosen their favorites, and they intend to use massive sums of money, lies, more money, PR slickum, and even more money to slide their toady into the Oval Office — hoping you don't discover until it's too late that their chosen one really is a toad. | Take Ron DeSantis. The GOP's far-right, power-hungry, narcissistic Florida…

_____ (2022-07-27). United Kingdom: New Rail Strike Disrupts Train Services. popularresistance.org Over 40,000 railway workers across Britain are taking a 24-hour strike on Wednesday, bringing another day of widespread delays and cancellations. | The action by workers from Network Rail, 14 train companies, and members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT), has left only one out of five trains running on average and stopped train service altogether in some parts of the country. The strike is part of the ongoing dispute between unions and companies over pay, job security and working conditions. | People across the United Kingdom are struggling against rising living costs and seeing their salaries eaten…

Sarah Anderson (2022-07-27). It's Time to Crack Down on Excessive CEO Pay. otherwords.org Working families are getting hammered by inflation while corporate leaders and politicians are calling for belt-tightening. But there's one group of Americans that's actually profited from increasing prices. | Big company CEOs have enjoyed soaring pay, even as their employees have been struggling to keep their families safe and their bills paid. | Look at Target, for example. Last year, the median Target worker salary did not even keep pace with inflation, rising by less than 4 percent to just Did the gia…

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2022-07-28: News Headlines

Editor2 (2022-07-28). No Russian Roulette: The Hunger Emergency and the Global Corporate System. orinocotribune.com By Sajai Jose &#1 ; Jul 22, 2022 | As government efforts to contain it fails even in rich nations, the world's hunger and livelihoods crisis is rapidly escalating into an emergency. Western leaders and media have been blaming Russia and the war in Ukraine for this unfolding catastrophe, but the facts say otherwise. | A month ago, the Food and Work Network, a coalition of academics, community activists, and trade unions in the United Kingdom issued an

WSWS (2022-07-28). Australian inflation figures point to intensifying cost-of-living crisis for working-class households. wsws.org The Labor government, while feigning concern for "households," seized on the figures to reject demands for wage rises to cope with the soaring prices, saying such expectations were unrealistic.

Toward increased Networking (2022-07-28). Online events w) Kshama Sawant, Eric Blanc, Karen M. Woolf, Jamal Abdi, Andrea Vetter, etc. indybay.org Here are some 8 online events taking place over the next week (and starting at 3: 00 pm today, July 27th), featuring people such as Kshama Sawant, Eric Blanc, Karen McCarthy Woolf, Jamal Abdi, Drew Pendergrass, Matthew Huber, Andrea Vetter, Olúf·∫πÃÅmi O. Táíwà≤, 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.

Editor (2022-07-28). Studying society for the working class: Marx's first preface to "Capital" mronline.org In the preface to the first edition of volume one of Capital, dated July 25, 1867, Marx introduces the book's "ultimate aim": "to lay bare the economic law of motion of modern society". Looking back 155 years later, it's clear the book not only accomplished that aim but continues to do so today.

____ (2022-07-28). Zero-carbon industrial park in Ordos promotes green transformation. ecns.cn A zero-carbon industrial park in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, is working hard to promote green energy. The industrial park was put into operation in April.

Sacramento Homeless Union (2022-07-28). Thousands of Unhoused to be Swept with No Adequate Shelter in Sacramento. indybay.org My name is Crystal Sanchez, and I am the Western Regional Director for the National Union of the Homeless and the President of the Sacramento Homeless Union. Today, I write to you in total dismay and frustration. As many of you know, the 2022 point in time count was recently released with an astonishing 9,300 unhoused people counted and a whopping 20,000 people on any given night living on the streets of Sacramento. We know the pit count number is inadequate and low due to low volunteers and not everybody being counted. We have had an astonishing 67% increase in homelessness, with now more people on our streets t…

Labor Video Project (2022-07-28). Hundreds of SEIU1021 SF Tenderloin Housing Clinic Workers Strike For Living Wages. indybay.org Hundreds of SEIU 1021 San Francisco non-profit workers at he Tenderloin Housing Clinic went on strike for living wages. They do public work but are paid wages that keep them in poverty.

Dean Baker (2022-07-27). The Semiconductor Bill and the Moderna Billionaires. cepr.net It's pretty funny that we continually debate the causes of inequality when we routinely pass bills that redistribute income upward. The To be clear, the bill does some good things. It has funding both to subsidize manufacturing capacity for semiconductors in the United States and also for further research in developing better chips in the future. Both of these are positive developments even…

Sarah Anderson (2022-07-27). It's Time to Crack Down on Excessive CEO Pay. otherwords.org Working families are getting hammered by inflation while corporate leaders and politicians are calling for belt-tightening. But there's one group of Americans that's actually profited from increasing prices. | Big company CEOs have enjoyed soaring pay, even as their employees have been struggling to keep their families safe and their bills paid. | Look at Target, for example. Last year, the median Target worker salary did not even keep pace with inflation, rising by less than 4 percent to just Did the gia…

Editor (2022-07-27). ScheerPost Celebrates Norman Lear's 100th Birthday. scheerpost.com Photo by Christopher Ho | By ScheerPost Staff / Original to ScheerPost | "Truly brilliant in its honesty as one would expect from the man who transformed television from a myopic center of banality into a medium of accountability. All of the major controversies that confront us today from war and peace on through race relations, gay rights, gender equality, freedom of and from religion, economic inequality, the right and obligation to challenge power and the powerful and the reality that the American idea would always be a work in progress was brought into the American home by this genius," ScheerPost's own Bo…

____ (2022-07-27). Top political advisor stresses upholding 1992 Consensus, working toward reunification of motherland. ecns.cn China's top political advisor Wang Yang on Tuesday stressed the importance of upholding the one-China principle and the 1992 Consensus, and called for jointly striving to achieve the reunification of the motherland.

_____ (2022-07-27). Boston Starbucks Workers Go On Strike Against Union-Busting. popularresistance.org Unionized Starbucks workers at the 874 Commonwealth Avenue location in Boston, Massachusetts are on strike indefinitely, demanding guaranteed hours, adequate staffing, and the removal of a store manager who has created a "chaotic and hostile work environment," including making racist and homophobic comments against staff and customers. | The store, which is located on the main thoroughfare of Boston University's campus and services many of its students and staff, has been shut down since July 18; workers and their supporters have been picketing each day outside the store even as an intense heat wave strikes much…

_____ (2022-07-27). Puerto Rico: Between Colonialism, Racism And Slavery On July 25. popularresistance.org Despite the harsh reality that Puerto Rico is neither free, nor associated, nor a state, July 25 marks the day of the creation of the constitution of the "Free Associated State," or commonwealth, of Puerto Rico. | I write this article with the purpose of revealing some details about the Anglo-Saxon-supremacist jurisprudence that gave rise to and govern this colonial territorial status. | Before we travel back in time, let me point out that Section 2 of Article 3 of the United States constitution contains the Territorial Clause, which gives Congress the authority to fully regulate and dispose of US territories. Un…

_____ (2022-07-27). Reviving Student Action And Strike Solidarity. popularresistance.org The decade since the abolition of the university fee cap in 2012 has felt painfully long for staff and students. Universities are no longer fertile ground for public knowledge but an exercise in marketized competition, commodification and over-inflated managerialism. Accordingly, students are increasingly framed as consumers entrapped in swelling debt, while overworked academics are forced to dedicate more time to admin than to teaching or research. | It's not that the university sector is strapped for cash. With more than 2,500 managerial staff on six-figure salaries and the average vice chancellor raking in &po…

Ann Brown (2022-07-27). 5 Things To Know About Star Poker Player Dwyte Pilgrim Who Has Cashed In $Millions In Tournaments. moguldom.com For the last decade or so, a poker player named Dwyte Pilgrim has been working his way up to the top of the professional poker world—and he hasn't been doing so quietly. Known for his Muhammad Ali-type chatter, Pilgrim has been not only been able to draw a crowd but a winning hand. In the …

Jim Hightower (2022-07-27). The Far Right Hates 'Woke' Society Because They Want One That's Asleep. otherwords.org Although we haven't even gotten through this year's midterm congressional elections, it's still not too early to start examining some of the characters who hope you'll make them president in 2024. | I know, you don't want to… but we must. | That's because corporate elites have already chosen their favorites, and they intend to use massive sums of money, lies, more money, PR slickum, and even more money to slide their toady into the Oval Office — hoping you don't discover until it's too late that their chosen one really is a toad. | Take Ron DeSantis. The GOP's far-right, power-hungry, narcissistic Florida…

_____ (2022-07-27). United Kingdom: New Rail Strike Disrupts Train Services. popularresistance.org Over 40,000 railway workers across Britain are taking a 24-hour strike on Wednesday, bringing another day of widespread delays and cancellations. | The action by workers from Network Rail, 14 train companies, and members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT), has left only one out of five trains running on average and stopped train service altogether in some parts of the country. The strike is part of the ongoing dispute between unions and companies over pay, job security and working conditions. | People across the United Kingdom are struggling against rising living costs and seeing their salaries eaten…

Bruce T. Boccardy (2022-07-27). Myths and Reality as US Oligarchs Devour Economy. commondreams.org Our economic model is failing a significant number of the middle class and the working class. And how we calculate the status of our economy matters.

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____ (2022-07-27). Top political advisor stresses upholding 1992 Consensus, working toward reunification of motherland. ecns.cn China's top political advisor Wang Yang on Tuesday stressed the importance of upholding the one-China principle and the 1992 Consensus, and called for jointly striving to achieve the reunification of the motherland.

Sacramento Homeless Union (2022-07-27). Thousands of Unhoused to be Swept with No Adequate Shelter in Sacramento. indybay.org My name is Crystal Sanchez, and I am the Western Regional Director for the National Union of the Homeless and the President of the Sacramento Homeless Union. Today, I write to you in total dismay and frustration. As many of you know, the 2022 point in time count was recently released with an astonishing 9,300 unhoused people counted and a whopping 20,000 people on any given night living on the streets of Sacramento. We know the pit count number is inadequate and low due to low volunteers and not everybody being counted. We have had an astonishing 67% increase in homelessness, with now more people on our streets t…

WSWS (2022-07-26). American Federation of Teachers convention: In service of American capitalism's COVID-19 coverup, strike suppression, and war plans. wsws.org The American Federation of Teachers biennial convention towed the Democratic Party line in regard to covering up the pandemic, supporting war against Russia, and suppressing the working class through the trade union apparatus.

_____ (2022-07-26). US Railroad Workers Inch Closer To A Possible National Strike. popularresistance.org After waiting over two years to secure a new union contract, and still reeling from the impacts of Wall Street-ordered cost-cutting measures, 115,000 beleaguered workers who operate the nation's freight railroads are inching closer towards a possible strike, which could come as soon as September. | In an effort to drive down operating expenses and reward their wealthy shareholders, in recent years railroad companies have implemented "precision scheduled railroading," or PSR‚Äâ—‚Äâa version of just-in-time, lean production that centers on reducing the workforce and closing f…

Mairead Skehan Gillis (2022-07-26). Boston Starbucks Workers United strikes against unfair labor practices. workers.org Boston Striking members of Boston Starbucks Workers United made U.S. labor history this week, shutting down their store at 874 Commonwealth Ave. at Boston University for seven days, in protest of what SBWU calls a pattern of management's new union-busting, racist and transphobic Unfair Labor Practices. July 19 protest. WW . . . |

Labor Video Projectt (2022-07-26). US Covid-19 Insanity, The Working Class. Covid & Capitalism & THE NEW NORMAL By Dr. Gordon. indybay.org Dr. Nayvin Gordon reports on abandonment of any public health protection as the Covid-19 pandemic expands over two years after the pandemic starts.

____ (2022-07-26). Northwest sends more green electricity to power-hungry east. ecns.cn One power supply line from here to eastern Shandong province is sending an average of 100 million kWh per day, while the rest are being sent via another line to Zhejiang and smaller lines within the region, said the State Grid.

____ (2022-07-25). Max Blumenthal & Aaron Maté Slam Corporate Media Disinfo. transcend.org 21 Jun 2022 – Before a hostile audience from the corporate press, they explain how the mainstream media is the most prolific source of disinformation, working closely with the national security state while deflecting scrutiny from the oligarchy that controls it.

____ (2022-07-25). People — Able Bodied and with Disabilities. transcend.org Stephen Hawking was born normal bodied. But at the age of 21, he was diagnosed with a neuronal disease that resulted in him being confined to a wheelchair for his remaining life. However, this did not affect his genius in working on different aspects of physics — he was known as another Albert Einstein for his brilliance.

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2022-07-26: News Headlines

WSWS (2022-07-26). American Federation of Teachers convention: In service of American capitalism's COVID-19 coverup, strike suppression, and war plans. wsws.org The American Federation of Teachers biennial convention towed the Democratic Party line in regard to covering up the pandemic, supporting war against Russia, and suppressing the working class through the trade union apparatus.

Allen Forrest (2022-07-26). Is There a Vaccine for Poverty? dissidentvoice.org

Mairead Skehan Gillis (2022-07-26). Boston Starbucks Workers United strikes against unfair labor practices. workers.org Boston Striking members of Boston Starbucks Workers United made U.S. labor history this week, shutting down their store at 874 Commonwealth Ave. at Boston University for seven days, in protest of what SBWU calls a pattern of management's new union-busting, racist and transphobic Unfair Labor Practices. July 19 protest. WW . . . |

Labor Video Projectt (2022-07-26). US Covid-19 Insanity, The Working Class. Covid & Capitalism & THE NEW NORMAL By Dr. Gordon. indybay.org Dr. Nayvin Gordon reports on abandonment of any public health protection as the Covid-19 pandemic expands over two years after the pandemic starts.

____ (2022-07-26). Northwest sends more green electricity to power-hungry east. ecns.cn One power supply line from here to eastern Shandong province is sending an average of 100 million kWh per day, while the rest are being sent via another line to Zhejiang and smaller lines within the region, said the State Grid.

Sacramento Homeless Union (2022-07-26). Thousands of Unhoused to be Swept with No Adequate Shelter in Sacramento. indybay.org My name is Crystal Sanchez, and I am the Western Regional Director for the National Union of the Homeless and the President of the Sacramento Homeless Union. Today, I write to you in total dismay and frustration. As many of you know, the 2022 point in time count was recently released with an astonishing 9,300 unhoused people counted and a whopping 20,000 people on any given night living on the streets of Sacramento. We know the pit count number is inadequate and low due to low volunteers and not everybody being counted. We have had an astonishing 67% increase in homelessness, with now more people on our streets t…

Brett Wilkins (2022-07-25). Sanders Shreds Big Tech's $76 Billion 'Corporate Welfare' Payday in CHIPS Act. commondreams.org "Bottom line: Let us rebuild the U.S. microchip industry, but let's do it in a way that benefits all of our society, not just a handful of wealthy, profitable, and powerful corporations."

Antonio A. Camacho Camacho (2022-07-25). Puerto Rico: between colonialism, racism and slavery on July 25. multipolarista.com July 25 is the date of the US invasion of Puerto Rico, and also the day of the creation of the "commonwealth." Racism keeps it in a state of colonial impotence, based on court cases from the era of slavery.

Dana Sanchez (2022-07-25). After Missing Inflation, Is The Biden White House Changing The Definition Of Recession For Politics? moguldom.com The economy may be slowing but the U.S. government is working hard to convince you that this is not a recession, triggering discussions over what defines the "R" word and accusations that the government is trying to redefine the term for the sake of politics. Consumer spending is up, Americans' finances are solid for the …

Toward increased Networking (2022-07-25). Online events w) Gary Snyder. John Clark, Nina Turner, Medea Benjamin, Karen Armstrong etc. indybay.org Here are some 15 online events taking place over the next week (and starting at 10: 30 am tomorrow, July 20th), featuring people such as Gary Snyder, Kim Stanley Robinson, tiny (lisa) gray-garcia, John P. Clark, Nina Turner, David Sirota, Medea Benjamin, Dilar Dirik, Karen Armstrong, 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.

____ (2022-07-25). Max Blumenthal & Aaron Maté Slam Corporate Media Disinfo. transcend.org 21 Jun 2022 – Before a hostile audience from the corporate press, they explain how the mainstream media is the most prolific source of disinformation, working closely with the national security state while deflecting scrutiny from the oligarchy that controls it.

Monica Johnson (2022-07-25). Georgia's six-week abortion ban goes Into effect, an attack on working women. liberationnews.org In addition to restricting abortion to the first six weeks of pregnancy, when many don't even know they are pregnant, HB 481 has significant implications for the future of fetal-personhood laws.

_____ (2022-07-25). Planned Parenthood Workers In Five States Unionize. popularresistance.org Minneapolis, Minnesota – On July 21, 435 Planned Parenthood workers from Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska joined the Service Employees International Union, Healthcare Minnesota and Iowa (SEIU HCMN&IA) in a resounding 90.1% yes vote. 238 workers voted to join the union, and only 26 voted not to. | The Planned Parenthood workers began working with organizers at SEIU HCMN&IA in early summer of 2021. Over the next year they built an organizing committee among their coworkers with workers from all five states represented on the committee and wide representation from the 28 locations i…

NIKKI (2022-07-25). Etsy Sellers Strike for a Fairer Marketplace. inequality.org

Susana Khalil (2022-07-25). The Liberation of Palestine Is the Liberation of the World. orinocotribune.com By Susana Khalil — Jul 10, 2022 | We have a date with history and it is the liberation of Palestine today in the XXI century against the colonial yoke and anachronism called "Israel". |

| Perhaps the end of hunger is the liberation of the world. Freedom is dignity and justice, there is no liberation with the injustice of hunger, hunger is savagery and slavery…The end of hunger is not in the universal human imaginary…It is a corpse theme and even laughable. There is an atheistic confession regarding the end of hunger in the world, anointed with alms, charity and philanthropy. | Zionism is a eur…

Mark Gruenberg (2022-07-25). TV commercials' creators plan to join Theatrical and Stage Employees. peoplesworld.org LOS ANGELES—Some 4, 0-6,000 creators of TV commercials, now in an independent association, plan to join the Theatrical and Stage Employees, IATSE announced. The exact number is vague because they're part of the "gig economy," IATSE said. But they want to join the larger union in order to improve working conditions. The creators are members of …

Julia Conley (2022-07-25). Extreme Heat Could Wipe Out Decades of Gain in Fight Against Child Malnutrition: Study. commondreams.org "What we are doing to reduce global poverty is being eroded by our lack of action on climate."

WSWS (2022-07-25). How Left Voice and the DSA assist the union bureaucrats in selling out the Michigan Medicine nurses' contract fight. wsws.org These organizations seek to buttress the union bureaucrats who block strike action and promote the illusion that nurses can rely on the Democratic Party to put an end to intolerable working conditions.

WSWS (2022-07-25). UAW continues to stall, while Tenneco auto parts workers call for strike. wsws.org Nearly 300 Tenneco workers at the Greenville, Michigan plant have been working without a new contract since the start of the pandemic.

Mark Gruenberg (2022-07-25). Letter Carriers drive collects 35.66 million lbs. to feed the needy. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON (PAI)—After two years of just collecting cash donations due to the coronavirus pandemic limiting personal contact, the Letter Carriers' annual "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive roared back up to and on May 14, with NALC members picking up 35,658,590 pounds of food to distribute to local shelters, pantries and food banks. That total may …

____ (2022-07-25). People — Able Bodied and with Disabilities. transcend.org Stephen Hawking was born normal bodied. But at the age of 21, he was diagnosed with a neuronal disease that resulted in him being confined to a wheelchair for his remaining life. However, this did not affect his genius in working on different aspects of physics — he was known as another Albert Einstein for his brilliance.

Ian Birchall (2022-07-24). A breakthrough for the French left? canadiandimension.com La France Insoumise leader Jean-Luc Mélenchon at the inaugural convention for NUPES. Photo by Hugo Rota. | In a world heading toward more wars, economic crisis, climate catastrophe and the resurgence of the far-right, any success for the left is good news. So the results of the second round of elections for the French National Assembly will have been welcomed not only in France but far beyond its frontiers. | The setback for the newly-elected president Macron is well-deserved. His first five years in power have led to growing inequality, with the poorest sections of society suffering the most; his taxation…

Fight Back (2022-07-24). Planned Parenthood workers in 5 states unionize. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – On July 21, 435 Planned Parenthood workers from Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska joined the Service Employees International Union, Healthcare Minnesota and Iowa (SEIU HCMN&IA) in a resounding 90.1% yes vote. 238 workers voted to join the union, and only 26 voted not to. | The Planned Parenthood workers began working with organizers at SEIU HCMN&IA in early summer of 2021. Over the next year they built an organizing committee among their coworkers with workers from all five states represented on the committee and wide representation from the 28 locations involved. | In May…

_____ (2022-07-24). Dallas Delays Moving Homeless Camp After Activists Show Up. popularresistance.org Dallas, Texas – Over 40 people delayed the sweeping of a South Dallas homeless encampment on Friday morning, blocking off the camp with their bodies and cars. Some were armed with rifles. | "We're just trying to move people, trying to minimize any risk coming up," said Jonathan Guadian, who was unarmed and frequently volunteers to help residents of the camp. | City staff, which included city marshals, homeless solutions and code compliance, stood at the camp's edge negotiating with residents and activists before deciding they'd give them more time to move people's belongings. | "We're here just in peace, we're no…

Celeste Romero (2022-07-24). Albuquerque 'Women's Socialism Conference' calls for a new mass movement for women's liberation. liberationnews.org On July 16, the Women's Socialism Conference brought out more than 1 people for a day of education and discussion on the issues facing working-class women and LGBTQ people.

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2022-07-25: News Headlines

WSWS (2022-07-25). UAW continues to stall, while Tenneco auto parts workers call for strike. wsws.org Nearly 300 Tenneco workers at the Greenville, Michigan plant have been working without a new contract since the start of the pandemic.

WSWS (2022-07-25). How Left Voice and the DSA assist the union bureaucrats in selling out the Michigan Medicine nurses' contract fight. wsws.org These organizations seek to buttress the union bureaucrats who block strike action and promote the illusion that nurses can rely on the Democratic Party to put an end to intolerable working conditions.

Toward increased Networking (2022-07-24). Online events w) Gary Snyder. John Clark, Nina Turner, Medea Benjamin, Karen Armstrong etc. indybay.org Here are some 15 online events taking place over the next week (and starting at 10: 30 am tomorrow, July 20th), featuring people such as Gary Snyder, Kim Stanley Robinson, tiny (lisa) gray-garcia, John P. Clark, Nina Turner, David Sirota, Medea Benjamin, Dilar Dirik, Karen Armstrong, 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.

Fight Back (2022-07-24). Planned Parenthood workers in 5 states unionize. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – On July 21, 435 Planned Parenthood workers from Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska joined the Service Employees International Union, Healthcare Minnesota and Iowa (SEIU HCMN&IA) in a resounding 90.1% yes vote. 238 workers voted to join the union, and only 26 voted not to. | The Planned Parenthood workers began working with organizers at SEIU HCMN&IA in early summer of 2021. Over the next year they built an organizing committee among their coworkers with workers from all five states represented on the committee and wide representation from the 28 locations involved. | In May…

_____ (2022-07-24). Dallas Delays Moving Homeless Camp After Activists Show Up. popularresistance.org Dallas, Texas – Over 40 people delayed the sweeping of a South Dallas homeless encampment on Friday morning, blocking off the camp with their bodies and cars. Some were armed with rifles. | "We're just trying to move people, trying to minimize any risk coming up," said Jonathan Guadian, who was unarmed and frequently volunteers to help residents of the camp. | City staff, which included city marshals, homeless solutions and code compliance, stood at the camp's edge negotiating with residents and activists before deciding they'd give them more time to move people's belongings. | "We're here just in peace, we're no…

Celeste Romero (2022-07-24). Albuquerque 'Women's Socialism Conference' calls for a new mass movement for women's liberation. liberationnews.org On July 16, the Women's Socialism Conference brought out more than 1 people for a day of education and discussion on the issues facing working-class women and LGBTQ people.

Labor Video Projectt (2022-07-24). US Covid-19 Insanity, The Working Class. Covid & Capitalism & THE NEW NORMAL By Dr. Gordon. indybay.org Dr. Nayvin Gordon reports on abandonment of any public health protection as the Covid-19 pandemic expands over two years after the pandemic starts.

Sacramento Homeless Union (2022-07-24). Thousands of Unhoused to be Swept with No Adequate Shelter in Sacramento. indybay.org My name is Crystal Sanchez, and I am the Western Regional Director for the National Union of the Homeless and the President of the Sacramento Homeless Union. Today, I write to you in total dismay and frustration. As many of you know, the 2022 point in time count was recently released with an astonishing 9,300 unhoused people counted and a whopping 20,000 people on any given night living on the streets of Sacramento. We know the pit count number is inadequate and low due to low volunteers and not everybody being counted. We have had an astonishing 67% increase in homelessness, with now more people on our streets t…

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2022-07-24: News Headlines

Toward increased Networking (2022-07-24). Online events w) Gary Snyder. John Clark, Nina Turner, Medea Benjamin, Karen Armstrong etc. indybay.org Here are some 15 online events taking place over the next week (and starting at 10: 30 am tomorrow, July 20th), featuring people such as Gary Snyder, Kim Stanley Robinson, tiny (lisa) gray-garcia, John P. Clark, Nina Turner, David Sirota, Medea Benjamin, Dilar Dirik, Karen Armstrong, 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.

Kester Kenn Klomegah (2022-07-24). Sergey Lavrov's Working Visit to Africa. moderndiplomacy.eu On the eve of his four-nation African tour from July 24 to 28, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, shared reflections on the prospects for Russia-African relations within the context of the current geopolitical and economic changes. He makes official working visits to Egypt, Ethiopia, Uganda and the Republic of the Congo. Before taking off from Moscow, …

Fight Back (2022-07-24). Planned Parenthood workers in 5 states unionize. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – On July 21, 435 Planned Parenthood workers from Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska joined the Service Employees International Union, Healthcare Minnesota and Iowa (SEIU HCMN&IA) in a resounding 90.1% yes vote. 238 workers voted to join the union, and only 26 voted not to. | The Planned Parenthood workers began working with organizers at SEIU HCMN&IA in early summer of 2021. Over the next year they built an organizing committee among their coworkers with workers from all five states represented on the committee and wide representation from the 28 locations involved. | In May…

Celeste Romero (2022-07-24). Albuquerque 'Women's Socialism Conference' calls for a new mass movement for women's liberation. liberationnews.org On July 16, the Women's Socialism Conference brought out more than 1 people for a day of education and discussion on the issues facing working-class women and LGBTQ people.

Sacramento Homeless Union (2022-07-24). Thousands of Unhoused to be Swept with No Adequate Shelter in Sacramento. indybay.org My name is Crystal Sanchez, and I am the Western Regional Director for the National Union of the Homeless and the President of the Sacramento Homeless Union. Today, I write to you in total dismay and frustration. As many of you know, the 2022 point in time count was recently released with an astonishing 9,300 unhoused people counted and a whopping 20,000 people on any given night living on the streets of Sacramento. We know the pit count number is inadequate and low due to low volunteers and not everybody being counted. We have had an astonishing 67% increase in homelessness, with now more people on our streets t…

Labor Video Projectt (2022-07-24). US Covid-19 Insanity, The Working Class. Covid & Capitalism & THE NEW NORMAL By Dr. Gordon. indybay.org Dr. Nayvin Gordon reports on abandonment of any public health protection as the Covid-19 pandemic expands over two years after the pandemic starts.

WSWS (2022-07-23). The pandemic in Russia and the bankruptcy of national-chauvinist politics. wsws.org The pandemic continues to exact a terrible toll in Russia. Since the invasion of Ukraine, efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 have been abandoned. This essay has been submitted to the WSWS by the Young Guard of Bolshevik Leninists, an organization of Trotskyist youth in Russia.

WSWS (2022-07-23). Workers Struggles: Asia and Australia. wsws.org Indian public sector insurance workers hold national strike; Andhra Pradesh rural health workers demand minimum wage; Sri Lankan teachers and health workers protest fuel shortages; Australia: Sydney commuter rail workers to strike again…

Manas Ranjan Pradhan (2022-07-23). [Comment] Contraceptive mix and informed choice. thelancet.com Contraceptive use is associated with economic development, improved maternal and child health, education, and the empowerment of women and their family planning needs.1 These gains can also reduce poverty and slow population growth.2—3 Access to contraception supports the quest for gender equity4 and human rights,5 and represents a strategy to reduce health system and household costs.6 Measuring progress toward satisfying the need for family planning entails assessing the general contraceptive prevalence and unmet demand and the range and types of contraceptive procedures employed.

Sal Netherton (2022-07-23). Brookline, Mass. Starbucks workers on first indefinite strike to fight retaliation and discrimination. liberationnews.org Workers at the 874 Commonwealth Avenue location in Brookline, Massachusetts began an indefinite strike on July 18 — the first of its kind for the union.

Editor2 (2022-07-23). Global Unions Demand Immediate Release of Syrian Journalist Kidnapped by SDF. orinocotribune.com By Steve Sweeney &#1 ; Jul 19, 2022 | SYRIAN journalist Mohammad al-Saghir must be released by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), global unions said today as he started a hunger strike in protest against his treatment. | The correspondent for the al-Ikhbariyah news channel has been held by the Kurdish-led authorities in Syria's Hasakah province since June 2019 when it is alleged he was abducted. | Fears have been raised over his health with his colleagues concerned over his safety while his family say he has suffered a number of strokes while in jail. | Friends and colleagues have alleged that Mr Saghir has been…

Miles Kampf-Lassin (2022-07-23). Biden's Presidency Isn't Sinking Because of the Left—It's Because of Right-Wing Democrats. commondreams.org Don't blame progressives for Biden's failures. It's the party's right flank that abandoned the working class.

Anand Naidoo (2022-07-23). The Heat: Global Food Insecurity. america.cgtn.com A combination of factors is driving millions around the world into food insecurity conditions. And, the crisis is causing hunger and death. Part of the surge is caused by economic woes made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic that countries are still dealing with. Add …

Austin Reynolds (2022-07-22). Centennial Campground: A humanitarian crisis in Anchorage. liberationnews.org The campground is housing hundreds of homeless people under horrific conditions of city neglect while community groups try to meet needs.

SAM (2022-07-22). Janet Yellen's Noble Effort Comes to Naught. inequality.org

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2022-07-23: News Headlines

Miles Kampf-Lassin (2022-07-23). Biden's Presidency Isn't Sinking Because of the Left—It's Because of Right-Wing Democrats. commondreams.org Don't blame progressives for Biden's failures. It's the party's right flank that abandoned the working class.

Toward increased Networking (2022-07-23). Online events w) Gary Snyder. John Clark, Nina Turner, Medea Benjamin, Karen Armstrong etc. indybay.org Here are some 15 online events taking place over the next week (and starting at 10: 30 am tomorrow, July 20th), featuring people such as Gary Snyder, Kim Stanley Robinson, tiny (lisa) gray-garcia, John P. Clark, Nina Turner, David Sirota, Medea Benjamin, Dilar Dirik, Karen Armstrong, 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.

Dan Lieberman (2022-07-23). Zionism and the Dark Side of Germany. dissidentvoice.org Post World War II Germany has exhibited commendable characteristics — publicly atoning for its Nazi past, working assiduously to create a thriving nation, designing a truly democratic country, integrating its European compatriots into a common market, leading others in opening borders to refugees, and modifying its previous ultra-nationalism to form the European union. Behind these …

Sal Netherton (2022-07-23). Brookline, Mass. Starbucks workers on first indefinite strike to fight retaliation and discrimination. liberationnews.org Workers at the 874 Commonwealth Avenue location in Brookline, Massachusetts began an indefinite strike on July 18 — the first of its kind for the union.

Editor2 (2022-07-23). Global Unions Demand Immediate Release of Syrian Journalist Kidnapped by SDF. orinocotribune.com By Steve Sweeney &#1 ; Jul 19, 2022 | SYRIAN journalist Mohammad al-Saghir must be released by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), global unions said today as he started a hunger strike in protest against his treatment. | The correspondent for the al-Ikhbariyah news channel has been held by the Kurdish-led authorities in Syria's Hasakah province since June 2019 when it is alleged he was abducted. | Fears have been raised over his health with his colleagues concerned over his safety while his family say he has suffered a number of strokes while in jail. | Friends and colleagues have alleged that Mr Saghir has been…

Labor Video Projectt (2022-07-23). US Covid-19 Insanity, The Working Class. Covid & Capitalism & THE NEW NORMAL By Dr. Gordon. indybay.org Dr. Nayvin Gordon reports on abandonment of any public health protection as the Covid-19 pandemic expands over two years after the pandemic starts.

Manas Ranjan Pradhan (2022-07-23). [Comment] Contraceptive mix and informed choice. thelancet.com Contraceptive use is associated with economic development, improved maternal and child health, education, and the empowerment of women and their family planning needs.1 These gains can also reduce poverty and slow population growth.2—3 Access to contraception supports the quest for gender equity4 and human rights,5 and represents a strategy to reduce health system and household costs.6 Measuring progress toward satisfying the need for family planning entails assessing the general contraceptive prevalence and unmet demand and the range and types of contraceptive procedures employed.

WSWS (2022-07-23). Workers Struggles: Asia and Australia. wsws.org Indian public sector insurance workers hold national strike; Andhra Pradesh rural health workers demand minimum wage; Sri Lankan teachers and health workers protest fuel shortages; Australia: Sydney commuter rail workers to strike again…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-07-22). Western Delusion of "Isolating" Russia. libya360.wordpress.com Salman Rafi Sheikh For months, the West has been projecting a geopolitics of "isolating" Russia, both economically via sanctions and diplomatically via creating anti-Russia counter alliances around the world. But how is this geopolitics of "isolation" working? Five months into the Russian military operation in Ukraine, the fallout of this war — in particular the…

Editor (2022-07-22). $2 Trillion for War Versus $100 Billion to Save the Planet. mronline.org The West seems more fixated on spending social wealth on the military rather than addressing the climate catastrophe.

_____ (2022-07-22). Protest Movement Rejects Appointment Of Sri Lankan President. popularresistance.org Sri Lanka, an island-nation of 22 million people, has been the center of political and economic turmoil since the United National Party government defaulted on $51 billion in foreign debt during May. | For months the country has experienced severe shortages of fuel, food and other commodities amid an inflationary spiral. | Motorists have lined up for blocks to get fuel and cooking oil. A failed agricultural fertilizer policy has been cited as the cause behind the decline in agricultural production. | The shortages of fuel have hampered the production and marketing of agricultural products such as tea which is exp…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-07-22). U.S. Imperialism's Supremacist Ideology Can Be Defeated by Liberation Struggle Solidarity. libya360.wordpress.com Rainer Shea The pitch that the U.S. empire makes is one of a shared conquest. Or, to put it more bluntly, a shared project to steal from other civilizations. The American imperialists have stolen an entire continent from the Natives, stolen over ten trillion dollars worth of wealth created through the labor of African slaves, and distributed…

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-07-22). 6 Highlights During Sold Out Black Tech Week in Ohio. moguldom.com Black Tech Week is sold out and in full swing under new leadership with a complete rebrand and a new location in Cincinnati, Ohio. Thus far, attendees have reported enjoying the shift. Running from July 18-23, the conference boasts a packed schedule that includes an array of workshops by some of tech's best and brightest; several networking …

Austin Reynolds (2022-07-22). Centennial Campground: A humanitarian crisis in Anchorage. liberationnews.org The campground is housing hundreds of homeless people under horrific conditions of city neglect while community groups try to meet needs.

Editor (2022-07-22). Les Miserables, Living and Dying on American Streets. scheerpost.com By Eve Ottenberg / CounterPunch Statistics lie. Some lie more than others. The ones regarding unemployment lie brazenly and have done so for years, erasing the very existence of the long-term unemployed by simply deleting them from the regular tally. Statistics about homelessness lie. But they have an excuse: the homeless are hard to keep …

Ian Birchall (2022-07-22). A breakthrough for the French left? canadiandimension.com La France Insoumise leader Jean-Luc Mélenchon at the inaugural convention for NUPES. Photo by Hugo Rota. | In a world heading toward more wars, economic crisis, climate catastrophe and the resurgence of the far-right, any success for the left is good news. So the results of the second round of elections for the French National Assembly will have been welcomed not only in France but far beyond its frontiers. | The setback for the newly-elected president Macron is well-deserved. His first five years in power have led to growing inequality, with the poorest sections of society suffering the most; his taxation…

SAM (2022-07-22). Janet Yellen's Noble Effort Comes to Naught. inequality.org

Staff (2022-07-22). Free Khalil Awawdeh and Raed Rayan: 115 prisoners joining collective strike to release long-term hunger strikers. samidoun.net Palestinian prisoners Khalil Awawdeh and Raed Rayan are continuing their long-term hunger strikes, even as Awawdeh's administrative detention was renewed on 20 July after 142 days of hunger strike. Rayan has been on hunger strike for _107 days. Both are demanding their freedom from administrative detention, Israeli imprisonment without charge or trial. Now, over 115 …

WSWS (2022-07-22). Poverty in Germany: Food banks count 2 million people seeking help. wsws.org Social inequality in Germany continues to rise at an alarming rate, expressed in the record numbers of people lining up at the food banks for donations.

Matt Sedlar (2022-07-21). How the Treasury Department Could Prevent Mass Starvation with No Cost to the Taxpayers. cepr.net There is a way to bring hundreds of billions of dollars of aid to the developing countries where the people who need it most live. Amazingly, this help has zero cost to the US government.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-07-21). US General Caught Pining for Latin America's Resources. libya360.wordpress.com Wyatt Reed Online reaction to the official rattling off specific quantities of the region's mineral wealth reserves included a ravenous Looney Tunes wolf licking its chops and a photoshopped image featuring Gen. Richardson overlayed with the mask of "Lord Humongous," the bloodthirsty gas-seeking marauder who violently besieges the protagonists of 'Mad Max 2.' A video…

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2022-07-22: News Headlines

WSWS (2022-07-22). Poverty in Germany: Food banks count 2 million people seeking help. wsws.org Social inequality in Germany continues to rise at an alarming rate, expressed in the record numbers of people lining up at the food banks for donations.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-07-22). Western Delusion of "Isolating" Russia. libya360.wordpress.com Salman Rafi Sheikh For months, the West has been projecting a geopolitics of "isolating" Russia, both economically via sanctions and diplomatically via creating anti-Russia counter alliances around the world. But how is this geopolitics of "isolation" working? Five months into the Russian military operation in Ukraine, the fallout of this war — in particular the…

Toward increased Networking (2022-07-22). Online events w) Gary Snyder. John Clark, Nina Turner, Medea Benjamin, Karen Armstrong etc. indybay.org Here are some 15 online events taking place over the next week (and starting at 10: 30 am tomorrow, July 20th), featuring people such as Gary Snyder, Kim Stanley Robinson, tiny (lisa) gray-garcia, John P. Clark, Nina Turner, David Sirota, Medea Benjamin, Dilar Dirik, Karen Armstrong, 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.

Editor (2022-07-22). $2 Trillion for War Versus $100 Billion to Save the Planet. mronline.org The West seems more fixated on spending social wealth on the military rather than addressing the climate catastrophe.

Austin Reynolds (2022-07-22). Centennial Campground: A humanitarian crisis in Anchorage. liberationnews.org The campground is housing hundreds of homeless people under horrific conditions of city neglect while community groups try to meet needs.

Editor (2022-07-22). Les Miserables, Living and Dying on American Streets. scheerpost.com By Eve Ottenberg / CounterPunch Statistics lie. Some lie more than others. The ones regarding unemployment lie brazenly and have done so for years, erasing the very existence of the long-term unemployed by simply deleting them from the regular tally. Statistics about homelessness lie. But they have an excuse: the homeless are hard to keep …

SAM (2022-07-22). Janet Yellen's Noble Effort Comes to Naught. inequality.org

Labor Video Projectt (2022-07-22). US Covid-19 Insanity, The Working Class. Covid & Capitalism & THE NEW NORMAL By Dr. Gordon. indybay.org Dr. Nayvin Gordon reports on abandonment of any public health protection as the Covid-19 pandemic expands over two years after the pandemic starts.

Matt Sedlar (2022-07-21). How the Treasury Department Could Prevent Mass Starvation with No Cost to the Taxpayers. cepr.net There is a way to bring hundreds of billions of dollars of aid to the developing countries where the people who need it most live. Amazingly, this help has zero cost to the US government.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-07-21). US General Caught Pining for Latin America's Resources. libya360.wordpress.com Wyatt Reed Online reaction to the official rattling off specific quantities of the region's mineral wealth reserves included a ravenous Looney Tunes wolf licking its chops and a photoshopped image featuring Gen. Richardson overlayed with the mask of "Lord Humongous," the bloodthirsty gas-seeking marauder who violently besieges the protagonists of 'Mad Max 2.' A video…

John Bellamy Foster (2022-07-21). Be moderate…we only want THE EARTH! mronline.org We have to recognize that there is a pathway forward for humanity, but that the capitalist world system, and today's governments that are largely subservient to corporations and the wealthy, are blocking that pathway, simply because it requires revolutionary-scale socioecological change.

Editor (2022-07-21). Medical Debt Is a Rip-Off. scheerpost.com Rastrojo (D‚Ä¢ES), CC BY-SA 4.0 By Jim Hightower / Many big business CEOs turn out to be grifters who rip off consumers, workers, and others. But the corporate con artists I consider most vile are those who profiteer from people's health care needs. | We've had such infamous, high-profile scammers as Medicare fraudster (and now Florida S…

WSWS (2022-07-21). Wildcat strike at TPI Turkey against low pay raise defies company, union. wsws.org Amid mass protests and strikes against the rising cost of living and unbearable living conditions around the world, workers at TPI Composites in Turkey launched a wildcat strike against low wage increases and poor working conditions.

WSWS (2022-07-21). Shielding UK mother of seven given "final warning" by schools over COVID-19 absences, also facing homelessness. wsws.org Laura Baines is the mother of seven children between the ages of eight and 25. Her 15-year-old son Louie suffers from cri-du-chat syndrome, a rare disease resulting from a chromosomal condition where a piece of chromosome 5 is missing. She spoke to the Global Workers' Inquest into the COVID-19 Pandemic about her family's experiences during the pandemic.

Mark Weisbrot (2022-07-21). The Treasury Department Could Prevent Widespread Global Starvation With No Cost to US Taxpayers. commondreams.org As hunger threatens millions, the Biden administration should give its OK for the IMF to distribute financial backing to the world's poorest countries.

WSWS (2022-07-21). Shielding UK mother of seven given 'final warning' by schools over COVID-19 absences, also facing homelessness. wsws.org Laura Baines is the mother of seven children between the ages of eight and 25. Her 15-year-old son Louie suffers from cri-du-chat syndrome, a rare disease resulting from a chromosomal condition where a piece of chromosome 5 is missing. She spoke to the Global Workers' Inquest into the COVID-19 Pandemic about her family's experiences during the pandemic.

WSWS (2022-07-21). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org Unions sell out pilots' strike at Scandinavian airline SAS, agreeing to a 25 percent pay cut and extending working week to up to 60 hours; UK rail dispute continues as 115,000 Royal Mail workers vote overwhelmingly to strike; Lebanese Information Ministry workers join strikers in public sector, telecoms workers and University staff as cost of living rises out of control; pay strike by 12,400 tax and customs duty collection workers disrupts South African economy…

WSWS (2022-07-21). Thousands of Quebec workers join strikes and protests against big business assault on wages, working conditions. wsws.org Irrespective of their nationality, the language they speak or the colour of their skin, workers everywhere face the same fundamental problems: the intensifying COVID-19 pandemic, rampant inflation, deteriorating working conditions, glaring social inequality, and the commitment of vast resources to war.

WSWS (2022-07-21). Former GM worker: "UAW retirees have a chance to vote this year, and they should vote for Will Lehman" wsws.org Lyle Roussey, who retired in 2009 after working 25 years at four Michigan GM plants, explained why he was supporting Will Lehman and why United Auto Workers members, including 581,000 retired workers, should vote for the Mack Trucks worker running for UAW president.

WSWS (2022-07-21). For a Democratic and Socialist Congress of Workers and Rural Masses in Sri Lanka! wsws.org The working class must establish its own centre of political power in opposition to the anti-democratic conspiracies of the political establishment and the capitalist state. That is the significance of the SEP's call for the Democratic and Socialist Congress of Workers and Rural masses.

WSWS (2022-07-21). Right-wing ruling party wins Japanese upper house election. wsws.org The LDP ability to retain control in the National Diet is an indication of the deep distrust the working class has for the Democrats and their allies.

WSWS (2022-07-21). 22-year-old worker killed at Tyson Foods plant. wsws.org The company is claiming that Casen Garcia died as the result of a medical condition unrelated to his work at the plant, but co-workers, witnesses, and family members say the company is working to cover up its role in the young father's death.

_____ (2022-07-20). China, CELAC To Deepen Cooperation On Poverty Reduction. popularresistance.org China and Latin American and Caribbean countries have agreed on deeper cooperation in poverty reduction, with joint efforts in areas such as post-pandemic economic recovery, infrastructure construction and digital technology, officials and experts said at the second Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC)-China Forum on Poverty Reduction and Development, held virtually on Wednesday. | At the forum, officials and experts from CELAC also praised China's efforts to eradicate absolute poverty, especially through rural-urban integration and digital technology support, which are seen as valuable for La…

_____ (2022-07-20). New Resource: The Tenant Power Toolkit. popularresistance.org Helping each of us fight eviction and debt as individuals in the court system is crucial. But that is only the first part of what we can do together. Filing an answer to Unlawful Detainer or responding to a small claims lawsuit helps us respond to the system, but how can we change an unfair system? How can we change a system that evicts tenants who cannot file complicated legal papers within 5 days, but gives landlords online tools to evict from home? How can we change a system that allows landlords to ruin our credit over missed rent? With consent, we also want to connect users to tenant organizing across Califo…

_____ (2022-07-20). Behind The Drought And Food Deficits In Africa. popularresistance.org There has been a deteriorating situation within various African states related to the impact of drought and the consequent lack of food for hundreds of millions of people. | These events on the continent cannot be analyzed separately from the broader international economic and security crises which has impacted the ability of the existing global markets to provide adequate food to the peoples of the world. | The acute shortages of food in various regions across Africa have not yet reached the officially designated category of a famine. However, if food assistance is not provided soon, estimates from the World Foo…

Dave LIndorff (2022-07-20). Let's Rebrand the Misnamed GOP as the BLP. thiscantbehappening.net David Kiphuth is a new contributor to ThisCantBeHappening! He will be contributing his own political cartoons to the site and will also be working with our writers on illustrations for article illustrations like this one today. We need to start calling the Republican Party by a new nickname that more accurately reflects what it … |

Benjamin Norton (2022-07-20). Real Debt Trap: Sri Lanka Owes Vast Majority to West, Not to China. towardfreedom.org Sri Lanka owes 81 percent of its external debt to U.S. and European financial institutions and to Western allies, Japan and India. China owns just 10 percent. But Washington blames imaginary "Chinese debt traps" for the nation's crisis, as it considers a 17th IMF structural adjustment program, reports Benjamin Norton.

Imperial.ac.uk (2022-07-20). New Health Secretary sees cutting-edge medical robotics research at Imperial. imperial.ac.uk New Health Secretary Steve Barclay MP visited the College last week to meet researchers working on medical robotics and imaging at the Hamlyn Centre.

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