Daily Archives: July 5, 2022

2022-07-05: News Headlines

____ (2022-07-04). New World Records: More Weapons than Ever—and a Hunger Crisis like No Other. transcend.org 1 Jul 2022 – While the NATO Summit ended in Madrid on 30 June with net commitments to double spending on weapons and to increase by eight-fold the number of troops in Europe, the total of hungry people worldwide now marks an unprecedented record.

Editor (2022-07-04). Conscientious Objection to Military Taxation. scheerpost.com According to the National Priorities Project, about 25% of our tax dollars go to the Pentagon to finance the men, women, and weaponry that enables the United States military to fight its wars in Iraq, Syria, Somalia, Yemen, and elsewhere. An additional 13.2% goes to pay the national debt much of which was borrowed to pay for war.

Toward increased Networking (2022-07-04). 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.

Editor (2022-07-04). What Would a Real Opposition Party of the People Do? scheerpost.com By Dave Lindorff / CounterPunch 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 …

Staff (2022-07-04). En la pobreza mitad de niños de familias monoparentales británicas. cubadebate.cu La mitad de los niños de familias monoparentales británicas vive en situación de pobreza, debido a las medidas de austeridad impuestas por los gobiernos conservadores en la última década, aseguró un estudio publicado, 3,1 millones de niños, viven en hogares atendidos por solo uno de los padres.

WSWS (2022-07-04). Starbucks workers in Chicago strike against understaffing, low pay, unsafe conditions. wsws.org Starbucks workers in Chicago carried out a three-day strike over the weekend in opposition to severe understaffing problems. The Starbucks baristas, many of whom got COVID-19 while working, complained about low pay and unsafe conditions during the pandemic.

WSWS (2022-07-04). "We sleep in our cars trying to get work": Casual worker at San Diego docks speaks out on working conditions. wsws.org A casual dockworker describes desperate situation facing roughly half the workforce, speaks against the ILWU for preventing the strike needed to improve conditions.

WSWS (2022-07-04). From the Fourth of July to the Sixth of January. wsws.org The working class—in the US and internationally—must be warned of the ongoing danger of dictatorship and mobilized in time to stop it.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-07-04). Russia, Venezuela to expand oil sector cooperation. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 04 (MNA) — Moscow and Caracas will continue to expand their cooperation in the oil sector, and are working on a new agreement to circumvent Western sanctions in finance and logistics, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Carlos Faria has said.

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