Daily Archives: July 10, 2022

2022-07-10: News Headlines

_____ (2022-07-09). Starbucks Union Push In Atlanta Part Of National Organizing Trend. popularresistance.org About a dozen customers were spread around the Ansley Mall Starbucks on a recent Friday, quietly working at tables or fiddling on their smartphones. | From behind the counter came the tapping of brewing tools, the crinkling of wrappers, a bean-grinder straining. Two baristas wore shirts with rainbows and the words, "So glad you're here." | The café felt laid-back, friendly, bright, welcoming and diverse. The only sign that this one was any different than 9,000 other Starbucks stores was a button, half-hidden in the folds on one barista's apron.

_____ (2022-07-09). The Language We Use To Talk About Inequality, Power, And Class Matters. popularresistance.org In the US, discourses of inequality seldom are rooted to the nation's long history of violent class conflict. Two examples of that history which come quickly to mind are the 1892 Homestead steel strike in Pittsburgh, which earned a place in labor history as the Homestead Massacre and the 1921 coal strike known as the Battle of Blair Mountain in which workers saw their homes bombed as they faced army troops. These were extreme but not unique moments in the history of labor. Oppressive working conditions and inadequate pay have never been an accident or the result of an oversight — they have been for profit.

Scorinoco (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…

Shenby G (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."

WSWS (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.

WSWS (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.

Steven Hill (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.

WSWS (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.

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