2022-07-02: News Headlines

WSWS (2022-07-02). Who will pay for Biden's new "forever war"? wsws.org The global war being initiated by the Biden administration at the same time a war against the working class of the United States.

Vijay Prashad (2022-07-02). There are hungry people. There are hungry people: The Twenty-Sixth Newsletter (2022). mronline.org The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) reports that, every minute, a child is pushed into hunger in fifteen countries most ravaged by the global food crisis.

Editor (2022-07-02). Ralph Nader: How Can Dictators Control So Many Millions of People? scheerpost.com By Ralph Nader How do dictators manage for decades to control 1.4 billion (China) or 146 million (Russia) people and on down to other smaller totalitarian regimes? Answer: one power hungry man at the top. Political scientists have written about the various "pillars" sustaining autocratic regimes. Professor Christoph H. Stefes (University of Colorado Denver) focuses …

Labor Video Project (2022-07-02). 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.

Editor2 (2022-07-02). Ecuador: Lasso's Masquerade vs People's Real Demands. orinocotribune.com By Gustavo A Maranges &#1 ; Jun 28, 2022 | June 28 marked 15 days since the beginning of the demonstrations in Ecuador against the neoliberal government of Guillermo Lasso. During that time over 15,000 indigenous people and representatives of social movements have joined the protests to demand urgent actions to stop the collapse of the living conditions of the poorest and the entire working class. However, the state's response has been violence and police repression, which has already caused six deaths, hundreds of wounded, and over 200 imprisonments. | According to the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities o…

The Lancet (2022-07-02). [Editorial] Ending child marriage: ensuring healthy futures for girls. thelancet.com One in five women are married before the age of 18 years. This fact has serious ramifications for health and wellbeing. Child marriage is associated with pregnancy at a young age, dangerous complications during pregnancy and childbirth, HIV acquisition, and intimate partner violence. Demographic changes mean that the number of adolescents is increasing and therefore more people will be at risk of child marriage. Disruption to education and a rise in poverty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is estimated to put another 10 million girls at risk of child marriage over the next decade, in addition to the 100 million wh…

____ (2022-07-02). Americans face gender gap in shift to remote work: survey. ecns.cn Women in the United States still face inequality amid the shift to remote work, said a recent report by Fortune, citing McKinsey's American Opportunity Survey that polled 25,000 workers.

Jayati Ghosh (2022-07-02). [Perspectives] The journey to greater equality. thelancet.com Economic inequalities have increased substantially across the world in the past three decades and have deepened during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thomas Piketty and his colleagues at the World Inequality Lab at the Paris School of Economics (PSE), France, have been at the forefront of tracking these changes, providing extremely useful analyses based on careful aggregation of national data on income and wealth inequality from a multitude of sources. They have shown that globally, inequality is now as entrenched as it was during the first part of the 20th century.

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-07-02). Mayo Clinic, Médica Sur expand relationship to advance cancer care. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org MEXICO CITY — Médica Sur, the first international member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, and Mayo Clinic will deepen their relationship by working together to advance cancer care at Médica Sur. The new collaboration will begin July 1. Dr. Misael Uribe Esquivel The expanded collaboration will initially be centered around enhancing breast cancer care, including diagnostics and treatment, with plans to add other forms of cancer and additional medical specialties. "What has motivated Médica…

WSWS (2022-07-02). As nurses' contract expires, Michigan Medicine demands 101 concessions and refuses to grant step raises. wsws.org The contract for 6,200 nurses at the University of Michigan hospital and medical school expired on Thursday night with the union taking no measures to advance the fight against the provocative posture of management and the intolerable working conditions that are making patient care unsafe.

Toward increased Networking (2022-07-02). 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.

Wei Hongxu (2022-07-02). High Inflation Spells Predicament for Major Central Banks. moderndiplomacy.eu As the European bond market falls, European Central Bank (ECB) President Christine Lagarde said on June 28 that the central bank will start a bond-buying program on Friday to curb possible debt crises. The ECB is considering maintaining "flexibility" in its reinvestment allocation to its massive EUR 1.7 trillion bond-buying portfolio while launching a new …

WSWS (2022-07-02). "There was blood everywhere": Former Caterpillar worker speaks out on lack of safety. wsws.org A former Caterpillar worker in the Peoria, Illinois area spoke out against the company's unsafe working conditions, punitive treatment by management and the indifference of the UAW.

WSWS (2022-07-02). "Any self-respecting nurse would run screaming from HCA"—Pennsylvania nurse describes her experience working for Healthcare Corporation of America. wsws.org The World Socialist Web Site received a letter from a nurse with several decades of experience working for the Healthcare Corporation of America, the world's largest private hospital owner.

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.

Deweylaura (2022-07-01). Imperialism isn't the solution to capitalism's woes. cpusa.org When I read about the June 18 Poor People's Campaign Moral March on Washington, I came across this statement by Bishop William Barber, the campaign's national co-chair: Republicans say poverty is just a personal failure. And Democrats too often talk about the working class and those trying to make it into the middle class …

Robert Reich (2022-07-01). 4 myths about raising the minimum wage. nationofchange.org We're the richest country in the world, home to the richest people on the planet. We can, and we must, treat our workers with the dignity and respect they deserve.

_____ (2022-07-01). There Are Hungry People There Are Hungry People. popularresistance.org The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) reports that, every minute, a child is pushed into hunger in fifteen countries most ravaged by the global food crisis. Twelve of these fifteen countries are in Africa (from Burkina Faso to Sudan), one is in the Caribbean (Haiti), and two are in Asia (Afghanistan and Yemen). Wars without end have degraded the ability of the state institutions in these countries to manage cascading crises of debt and unemployment, inflation and poverty. Joining the two Asian countries are the states that make up the Sahel region of Africa (especially Mali and Niger…

_____ (2022-07-01). There are Hungry People. There are Hungry People. popularresistance.org The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) reports that, every minute, a child is pushed into hunger in fifteen countries most ravaged by the global food crisis. Twelve of these fifteen countries are in Africa (from Burkina Faso to Sudan), one is in the Caribbean (Haiti), and two are in Asia (Afghanistan and Yemen). Wars without end have degraded the ability of the state institutions in these countries to manage cascading crises of debt and unemployment, inflation and poverty. Joining the two Asian countries are the states that make up the Sahel region of Africa (especially Mali and Niger…

Fight Back (2022-07-01). Hope for Colombia: An interview with James Jordan about the election of Petro. fightbacknews.org On June 19, Gustavo Petro won the second round of the Colombian presidential election with over 50% of the vote. This is a historic victory because Colombia, unlike many other South American countries, including neighboring Venezuela, doesn't have a history of leftists winning office. | For more than 52 years now the U.S. has backed the wealthy Colombian oligarchy against revolutionaries of the FARC-EP (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People's Army) and ELN (National Liberation Army) who are fighting for national liberation against U.S. imperialism. There was a brief negotiated peace in 1985 and le…

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…

Dana Sanchez (2022-07-01). JP Morgan: Americans Are Having Trouble Paying Bills And Taking On Debt With A Vengeance. moguldom.com As Americans struggle at paying their bills and inflation reaches 40-year high, consumer borrowing in the U.S. is also on the rise. The general Consumer Price Index for urban U.S. consumers rose 8.6 percent year-on-year in May 2022, the fastest annual rate since December 1981, driven by a 34.6 percent increase in energy prices and …

_____ (2022-07-01). Labor Condemns Supreme Court Decision Overturning Roe v. Wade. popularresistance.org On June 27, The Supreme Court, by a 6-3 Majority took the extreme step of denying an existing constitutional right by overturning Roe V. Wade. This decision to deny women the right to an abortion is an attack on all women, is an attack on all working people The statements below by numerous labor organizations all make that point and all point to the necessity to resist and to organize. The Coalition of Labor Union Women was founded in 1974, the year after Roe v Wade confirmed a woman's constitutional right to an abortion. The CLUW founding mothers believed in a woman's right to a safe termination of her pregnancy…

_____ (2022-07-01). National Strike In Ecuador Completes 15 Days, Struggle Continues. popularresistance.org Monday, June 27 marked 15 days since the beginning of the national strike in Ecuador against the right-wing government of President Guillermo Lasso and his neoliberal economic policies. Since June 13, hundreds of thousands of people have been organizing protests and roadblocks across the country with a set of 10 demands that support the working class in the face of rising inflation and cost of living. | On Monday, under the banner of "There are 10 demands, not 10 cents", members of various peasant, Indigenous and Afro-descendant organizations held a massive march in capital Quito to mark 15 days of the national s…

_____ (2022-07-01). Studying The Venezuelan Approach To Learning. popularresistance.org The merits of the Bolivarian system are plain to see through the country having one of the highest educational progress rates in Latin America and a truly comprehensive system funded by the Venezuelan government led by the United Socialist Party of Venezuela. | In order to understand the Venezuelan education system, it is necessary to examine both its foundations and the reality of education under the illegal US sanctions. In the decades preceding the successful election of Hugo Chavez, education in Venezuela was not prioritized. | Governments effectively abandoned education in the rural and working-class areas f…

Dominique McGee (2022-07-01). Climate Justice Campaign Director. peoplesaction.org About People's Action/Institute People's Action Institute ( 1c3), and sister organization People's Action ( 1c4), are national progressive organizations supporting the mobilization and leadership of the grassroots in support of an agenda that reflects people over profits. People's Action/Institute builds the power of poor and working people in rural, suburban, and urban areas to win change through …

Dominique McGee (2022-07-01). Rural Strategies Lead Organizer. peoplesaction.org About People's Action/Institute People's Action Institute ( 1c3), and sister organization People's Action ( 1c4), are national progressive organizations supporting the mobilization and leadership of the grassroots in support of an agenda that reflects people over profits. People's Action/Institute builds the power of poor and working people in rural, suburban, and urban areas to win change through …

Michele de Mello (2022-07-01). Peruvian President Pedro Castillo leaves Free Peru party. peoplesdispatch.org President Pedro Castillo on Thursday June 30 presented his irrevocable resignation from the Free Peru party, by which he was elected last year. "I respect the party and the bases built in the campaign. I reaffirm my commitment to continue working and promoting the changes contained in the Bicentennial program in a democratic country and together with all Peruvians," the head of state wrote. | The resignation comes in response to a request from the political committee of the party, which accused Castillo of breaking with party unity in a statement published on Tuesday June 28. According to Vladimir Cerrón, preside…

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

Rebekah (2022-07-01). Why the Language We Use to Talk About Inequality, Power, and Class Matters. inequality.org

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 . . . |

The Green Arcade (2022-07-01). Sunday 7/10: Overcoming Capitalism: Strategy for the Working Class in the 21st Century. indybay.org 1680 Market Street | San Francisco, CA 94102…

Newsroom (2022-07-01). Robochop makes garden trimming a snip. moderndiplomacy.eu by Andrew Dunne Automation and computer-aided designs are seeding the future of home gardens. With the onset of designer gardens as a service and rose-pruning robots, weekends spent toiling in the garden will be more productive and personalised. Gardening is proven to be healthful and joyful, but as more of us discover the joys of working …

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 . . . |

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…

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!

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…

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