Daily Archives: July 1, 2022

2022-07-01: News Headlines

G. Dunkel (2022-07-01). Famine fueled by greed stalks the world's poor. workers.org According to Oxfam and Save the Children, 1,500 people — mainly children under age 5 and elders — are dying every day in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia. The groups' joint 2022 report, "Dangerous Delay 2: The Cost of Inaction," relies on data from the U.N. and from relevant national, European . . . |

WSWS (2022-07-01). World Health Organization warns of war, famine, pestilence and death. wsws.org At their Wednesday press conference, the Director-General of the World Health Organization, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, raised concerns over the state of the globe.

Labor Video Project (2022-07-01). 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.

Margaret Flowers (2022-07-01). Lessons from Colombia: A Victory for the People. orinocotribune.com By Margaret Flowers &#1 ; Jun 27, 2022 | 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 t…

SAM (2022-07-01). Tax the Rich, House the Homeless. inequality.org

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2022-07-01). Friday 7/29: Stolen Legacy: California Pioneers of African Descent. indybay.org Leidesdorff Street | Financial District…

SCOTUS ruled wrongly (2022-07-01). 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.

Peter Maiden (2022-07-01). 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.

Shotgun Players (2022-07-01). Saturday 7/23: Ashby Stage Indigenous Land Acknowledgement Mural Unveiling. indybay.org Ashby Stage | 1901 Ashby Ave | Berkeley, CA 94703…

Michael Petrelis (2022-07-01). Friday 7/1: Speakout: Cordileone at Mission Dolores. indybay.org Mission Dolores Basilica | 16th and Dolores Streets…

Toward increased Networking (2022-07-01). 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.

Betsey Piette (2022-07-01). Prison hunger strikers challenge solitary torture. workers.org Bulletin: WW received notice of a new letter from Michael Rivera who wrote: "While active participants in the hunger strike are down to 7 to 10 individuals, around 45 to 50 people in the IMU unit are refusing to do anything with the program, saying 'without us there is no . . . |

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.

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…

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…

_____ (2022-06-30). This Appalachian Town Uses Co-ops To Build New Communities. popularresistance.org The birthplace of bluegrass and home to the oldest mountain range east of the Mississippi River, Southern Appalachia is not only fertile soil for the sharing economy, but a co-op-driven movement known as the solidarity economy. | Aimed at generating locally rooted wealth and ensuring its equitable distribution, the solidarity economy is fiercely democratic. | For Sara Chester, co-executive director and founder of The Industrial Commons (TIC), a 501(c)3 organization that fosters employee ownership, in a solidarity economy "workers are appreciated not just for their labor but their ideas, insights, and innovations.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-06-30). Nicaragua: Working with China. libya360.wordpress.com Latin America Review: We speak to Nicaragua's Minister for International Relations & Greater Caribbean about China, the OAS, and high-quality rum!

Fey Villanueva (2022-06-30). Somerville educators 'stand up for themselves and their students,' win historic contracts. liberationnews.org The Somerville Educators Union ratified two contracts on June 15, making historic gains for both student learning conditions and educator working conditions in Somerville Public Schools.

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…

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.

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…

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."

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…

____ (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.

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 …

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.

_____ (2022-06-30). Teens Work, Drive and Pay Taxes; They Should Be Able To Vote, Too. popularresistance.org The most popular proposal is to give everyone 16 and up the right to vote. In the United States, 16-year-olds are working full-time, paying taxes and driving, so why not voting? And most live with their families, which may be a better time for them to cast their first vote‚Äâ—‚Äârather than when they're in the midst of major life transitions a few years later. | In countries like Scotland and Austria, where 16- and 17-year-olds can vote in some or all elections, the teens vote at higher rates than their slightly older cohorts‚Äâ—‚Äâan…

_____ (2022-06-30). The Unity Of Our Movements Terrifies Them. popularresistance.org The celebration of Pride month in June is in tribute to the Stonewall Rebellion which went on for three days, beginning on the night of June 28, 1969. This rebellion took place at the Stonewall Inn, a bar in New York City, which was and still is a gathering spot for LGBTQ people. At the time of Stonewall, being a member of working-class LGBTQ community in NYC was an act of courage; same-sex love was illegal in every state except Illinois, and police enforced laws mandating three pieces of "gender-appropriate" clothing. NYC Police raided LGBTQ bars constantly. In June 1969 alone, the NYPD raided 5 popular gay bars…

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…

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…

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 zealots with a 6-3 grip on the US Supreme Court and on Congress, thanks to an arcane structure designed by slave-owning wealthy men who handed the power to a Senate dominated by small-state rich people and to their party of Christian fascists and … |

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