(2022-07-03). SLAP At Parker Elementary School Fighting Closures Of Schools & Privatization Oakland Port. indybay.org The Schools and Labor Against Privatization held a BBQ to build solidarity against the closure of Parker Elementary and 10 other Oakland public schools in working class Black and Brown communities. It was also against the privatization of Howard Terminal at the Port of Oakland for a sale to billionaire GAP A's owner John Fisher.
(2022-07-03). Dozens of flights cancelled in French airport strike. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 03 (MNA) — Dozens of flights was cancelled on Saturday at France's busiest airport, amid an ongoing dispute over wages and working conditions.
(2022-07-03). Online events with Kate Raworth, Vandana Shiva, Jeremy Corbyn, Yanis Varoufakis & others. indybay.org Here are about a dozen online events taking place over the next week (and starting at 9 am tomorrow, June 29th), featuring people such as Kate Raworth, Vandana Shiva, Bayo Akomolafe, Jeremy Corbyn, Yanis Varoufakis, Erwin Chemerinsky, Deborah Archer and many others. | These events are hosted from various locations all across the country, as well from Canada and the UK (however, the listed times are all for our "Pacific time zone"). Of course, feel free to share this info with others who might be interested in it.
(2022-07-03). 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.
(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.
(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 …
(2022-07-02). How Bezos And His Company Wrap Themselves In The Flag. popularresistance.org Corporate America loves to proclaim its love and support for "our veterans." The persistent problem of veteran suicide has provided big firms with an opportunity to demonstrate their concern about the health and well-being of former military personnel, including those they employ. Unfortunately, at companies like Amazon, this performative patriotism does not involve improving working conditions or changing any management practices that might actually make them better employers, even while they pledge to hire more employees with military backgrounds.
(2022-07-02). Valedictorian Rips Into Erosion Of Public Education In Graduation Speech. popularresistance.org Los Angeles, CA – On June 6, Axel Brito, Hollywood High School Class of 2022 valedictorian, gave a powerful speech during his senior graduation ceremony at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. His speech is an indictment of the entrenched corruption within the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) at the expense of quality education and services for students and the working conditions of teachers and school workers. | Video footage of Axel's speech has gone viral on social media, having been viewed over 2.6 million times on TikTok, over 24,000 times on YouTube and over 11,000 times on Instagram.
(2022-07-02). Ecuador: Lasso's Masquerade vs People's Real Demands. orinocotribune.com By Gustavo A Maranges 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…
(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.
(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). 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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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…