(2022-07-09). How War Crimes Went Unpunished and a Publisher Became the Criminal (Book Review). orinocotribune.com By Kamala Emanuel — | The Trial of Julian Assange: A story of persecution (2022, Verso, London) by Nils Melzer (with Oliver Kobold), a highly readable, newly-released book offers a wealth of information on the ongoing persecution and torture of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. | The book is as invaluable for those who have supported Assange from the outset, as it is for those sceptical of his fear of extradition to the United States, or influenced by the prolonged character assassination campaign against him. | It begins with a compelling explanation of why the book has come into existence. Au…
(2022-07-09). Columbus, Ohio, police evict and destroy houseless camp in Heer Park. liberationnews.org "Housing is a human right that should be available to everyone."
(2022-07-09). New Conservative-Green state coalition in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, declares war on the working class. wsws.org The formation of the new coalition in Germany's most populous state underlines two basic tendencies in German politics—first, the interchangeability of all of the main political parties, and second, the central role being played by the Greens in enforcing right-wing policies in the face of growing opposition from workers and youth.
(2022-07-09). The Democratic party-sanctioned police rampage in Akron, Ohio. wsws.org The savage police murder of Jayland Walker followed by a Democratic-led police-state crackdown in Akron, Ohio has exposed the class role of the police, and the bankruptcy of reforming the capitalist state.
(2022-07-09). US Democracy Is Teetering on the Edge of an Abyss. commondreams.org If we don't restore majority rule—and to do so we must vanquish the tyranny of a corporate-backed minority—we will never solve climate change, inequality, balanced gun control, or ensure the sanctity and security of our elections.
(2022-07-09). Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe assassinated. wsws.org Abe leaves behind a legacy of remilitarization, right-wing historical revisionism, and attacks on the working class.
(2022-07-08). After Drop in May, Venezuela Oil Exports Rise as Crude Flows to Europe Again. orinocotribune.com The first shipments of Venezuelan crude to Europe helped boost the country's oil exports by 61%, according to PDVSA data. These exchanges had been stopped for two years due to illegal US and European sanctions. | Italy's Eni (ENI.MI) and Spain's Repsol (REP.MC) began taking Venezuelan crude after receiving the green light from the US State Department, a decision that was made to help Europe compensate for the loss of Russian oil, after the blockade of Russia by the US and its junior partners that began with Russia's military operation in Ukraine. | The oil-for-debt swaps, seen by analysts as a sign of Washington'
(2022-07-08). After Johnson's resignation: Mobilize the working class against capitalism and war. wsws.org Johnson is such a divisive and discredited figure that he could not be entrusted with the next stage of the ruling class offensive against the working class or with prosecuting NATO's war against Russia.
(2022-07-08). German government's energy policy means billions in aid for corporations, unbearable costs for consumers. wsws.org The German parliament wants to pass a package of laws this week giving energy companies billions in aid from the state treasury, but this will mean financial ruin and cold homes for working class families.
(2022-07-08). Protesting For Jayland Walker. popularresistance.org Jayland Walker was killed by police in Akron, Ohio when he was shot more than 60 times. The nature of his death, and the brutality of his killing, made headlines. But lest anyone forget, the police kill an average of three people every day in this country and one of those victims will be Black. | We do forget while the police snuff out more than 1,000 lives every year . We awake from the slumber of semi-denial when a case comes to public attention that is especially egregious. It can be George Floyd begging for his life or Jayland Walker being executed by a mob. There are times when we can't look away.
(2022-07-08). Black Alliance for Peace condemns massacre of African migrants by U.S.- backed Moroccan armed forces. mronline.org Video images captured the horrific actions of Moroccan security forces armed and trained by the United States through the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) and working on behalf of the Spanish government, systematically beating and slaughtering African migrants on June 24, 2022.
(2022-07-08). Justice is Global Unveils New Report on How to Counter the Politics of Scapegoating China. peoplesaction.org Report Reveals That Anti-China, Populist Rhetoric Masks Anti-Democratic Forces in the U.S. and Offers Solutions to Combat It Contact: Johanna Kichton, email@example.com, 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, DC—Justice is Global today released a new report revealing the increasing popularity of politicians who win over working-class voters by using China as a scapegoat for social and economic problems in …
(2022-07-08). People's Action Proudly Endorses People's Slate in MinnesotaÔøº. peoplesaction.org Contact: Johanna Kichton, firstname.lastname@example.org, 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People's Action today announced its slate of endorsements in Minnesota's county and state races. The endorsements are part of People's Action's movement politics strategy to elect progressive champions who will co-govern with our working-class members. The candidates are running movement politics, people-powered campaigns and will work to advance the …
(2022-07-08). Do You Need Luck To Get Really Rich? inequality.org
(2022-07-08). US imposes fresh sanctions on Iran & other stories. peoplesdispatch.org In today's episode, we bring you stories of fresh US sanctions on Iranian entities, the mounting crisis of global hunger, Israeli raids in the occupied West Bank, and a taxi drivers' strike in Italy…
(2022-07-08). Australia: Labor's "capacity mechanism" to reward profit-hungry energy companies. wsws.org Under the proposed scheme, power generating companies will be paid for merely agreeing to have the means to generate electricity on standby.
(2022-07-08). ONU: Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible están en peligro. telesurtv.net El informe de la ONU subraya que "más de cuatro años de progreso contra la pobreza han sido borrados por la Covid-19".
(2022-07-08). DHL strike in Rhode Island for livable wages and affordable health care meets with violence on picket line. wsws.org Delivery services such as DHL, FedEx and UPS are notorious for their abysmal pay and working conditions. Drivers at DHL in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, often work 12-hour days and are paid only $18 an hour on average. The astronomical cost of health care is out of reach for most workers.
(2022-07-08). The July 9 protest in Sri Lanka: A socialist program for workers and youth. wsws.org In opposition to the perspective of the Galle Face protest leaders, who call for the formation of an alternative bourgeois government, the Socialist Equality Party (SEP) advocates for a revolutionary socialist program for the working class.
(2022-07-08). UK Living Standards Audit 2022: Stagnant wages have left millions "brutally exposed" wsws.org The Resolution Foundation audit provides valuable empirical evidence showing the declining position of the working class on the UK's income ladder.
(2022-07-08). Global Planned Financial Tsunami Has Just Begun. globalresearch.ca Green Energy mandates are driving this inflation crisis: global shortages of fertilizers, soaring prices of natural gas, grain supply losses, coupled with the global snowballing of defaults, bankruptcies, amid a soaring inflation.
(2022-07-08). Food Prices and Market Speculation: The Return of the Global Hunger Games/By Graham Vanbergen and Global Justice Now. marktaliano.net By Graham Vanbergen and Global Justice Now Global Research, July 08, 2022 True Publica 22 March 2016 Of relevance to the ongoing "Food Crisis", this article was first published on March 23, 2016. Read carefully. Deliberate commodity market manipulations by powerful financial actors trigger increases in the price of food, with devastating social consequences. And we are currently in …
(2022-07-08). Los Angeles teacher: "I feel like we're living in a Covid coverup" wsws.org Our reporter recently spoke with a teacher in Los Angeles Unified School District who reflected on the pandemic, poor working conditions, and economic hardship.
(2022-07-08). Food Prices and Market Speculation: The Return of the Global Hunger Games. globalresearch.ca Of relevance to the ongoing "Food Crisis", this article was first published on March 23, 2016. | Read carefully. Deliberate commodity market manipulations by powerful financial actors trigger increases in the price of food, with devastating social consequences. | And we are …