Daily Archives: July 12, 2022

2022-07-12: News Headlines

WSWS (2022-07-12). Port of Tacoma dockworker speaks out about working conditions, inequality and union corruption. wsws.org The ILWU has kept workers on the job without even a formal contract extension after their contract expired on July 1.

José Coss (2022-07-12). Colombia &#1 ; La política del amor de Martí en Petro. globalizacion.ca Un ex-guerrillero triunfa con la bandera del amor, como el primer Presidente progresista de Colombia, acompañado de una luchadora social afro-descendiente como Vice Presidenta, proveniente de los sectores más pobres del país. | Recuerdo aquel joven idealista, cuando depone las armas…

Staff (2022-07-12). 1 dead, 5 hurt in shooting outside Kansas City. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — A shooting at a Kansas City bar where off-duty police officers were working security has left one person dead and five others wounded, authorities said.

_____ (2022-07-11). UN agencies warn of "looming catastrophe" as global hunger rises. popularresistance.org United Nations agencies reported last week that global hunger and the chronic inability to access food soared in 2021. | A staggering 2.3 billion (30 percent) of the world's population were moderately or severely food insecure in 2021, with nearly 12 percent facing severe food insecurity. Millions across the Horn of Africa, the Sahel, Yemen and Syria already experiencing severe levels of hunger and poverty face the prospect of mass starvation. | This is set to worsen due to the US/NATO provoked war in Ukraine, with executive director of the UN's World Food Program (WPF) David Beasley warning that the food crisis…

_____ (2022-07-11). UN Agencies Warn Of 'Looming Catastrophe' As Global Hunger Rises. popularresistance.org A staggering 2.3 billion (30 percent) of the world's population were moderately or severely food insecure in 2021, with nearly 12 percent facing severe food insecurity. Millions across the Horn of Africa, the Sahel, Yemen and Syria already experiencing severe levels of hunger and poverty face the prospect of mass starvation. | This is set to worsen due to the US/NATO provoked war in Ukraine, with executive director of the UN's World Food Program (WPF) David Beasley warning that the food crisis caused by the war would push countries into famine, causing "global destabilization, starvation and mass migration on an…

_____ (2022-07-11). Schools And Labor Against Privatization. popularresistance.org Oakland, California – The Schools and Labor Against Privatization (SLAP) coalition held a barbecue on June 26 at Parker School, which the school board has ordered to be closed and eliminated. But the East Oakland elementary school is still operating this summer unofficially as a community school for its majority Black and Brown student body. | "The billionaires are not really that interested in educating working-class youth," said Oakland teacher Divya Farias at the barbecue, "just like they don't seem to care about preserving working-class jobs in the port of Oakland.

_____ (2022-07-11). Challenging The AFL-CIO's Labor Imperialism. popularresistance.org A little known fact, even to those who work there, is that the AFL-CIO organizes in support of US imperialist policies that drive a global race to the bottom in wages and working conditions, negatively impacting US workers too. The AFL-CIO's Solidarity Center is one of the four core components of the National Endowment for Democracy. Clearing the FOG speaks with Kim Scipes, a co-founder of the new Labor Education Project on the AFL-CIO's International Operations (LEPAIO). Scipes describes the long history of labor imperialism and how unions are challenging it. Adrienne Pine provides a brief report on workers prot…

_____ (2022-07-11). The CIO Was One of the Most Successful Anti-Racism Movements in U.S. History. popularresistance.org In the 1930s, a new type of union, an "industrial" union that welcomed all workers in a single workplace emerged as the cutting edge of working-class struggle. Previously, unions and employers both had a long history of racism and support for white supremacy. Certain jobs were reserved for whites, and Black workers were kept out of factories and union halls. This had catastrophic consequences for the working class. For example, in the 1919 Steel Strike, employers brought in 30,000 Black and immigrant workers to break the strike staged by white workers and their racially exclusive unions. Long prevented from joini…

Rebekah (2022-07-11). Combating Corporate 'Pinkwashing' During Pride Month With Mutual Aid. inequality.org

Sajeev Kumar (2022-07-11). Bosses blame workers for inflation, but it's really about war and profits. peoplesworld.org Capitalism is a system that has an innate tendency to get into a cul-de-sac of crisis, and the only way it knows for coming out of a crisis is by further exploitation of the working class. The cost-of-living crisis—caused by inflation, which eats up the earnings of the working class by price increases—and starvation have …

Franc Contreras (2022-07-11). Central American migration crisis. america.cgtn.com In the northern part of Central America, hundreds of thousands of people leave their country each year. Political instability, corruption, poverty and climate change are often cited as the root causes of mass migration. But what are governments doing to solve the problem?>

Johanna Chao Kreilick (2022-07-11). The Intersection of Science and Faith: Finding Unity With the Poor People's Campaign. commondreams.org Working with the broadest range of allies, we must address the existential threats bearing down on us simultaneously, including our changing climate, threats to our democracy, and the threat posed by nuclear weapons.

WSWS (2022-07-11). French COVID-19 deaths pass 1 ,000 as Omicron BA.5 subvariant erupts across Europe. wsws.org The pandemic is set to continue indefinitely, at a devastating cost in lives and health, until the working class mobilizes on a world scale to compel a Zero-COVID policy.

WSWS (2022-07-11). KFC workers walk out at Alabama restaurant after working six weeks without air conditioning. wsws.org The walkout was led by the store's general manager Ta Edwards, who was fired immediately by upper management. The remaining workers were forced to return to work on July 5 after corporate falsely claimed they had repaired the restaurant's AC unit.

Brett Wilkins (2022-07-11). Outrage as Biden Reportedly Considers Lifting Ban on 'Offensive' Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia. commondreams.org "Saudi Arabia and the UAE are fabulously wealthy oil states and do not need any aid," noted one progressive. "U.S. weapons transfers are intended to throw our money to American arms corporations."

____ (2022-07-11). Selling Weapons, Selling War. transcend.org War was always madness, always immoral, always the cause of unspeakable suffering, economic waste and widespread destruction, and always a source of poverty, hate, barbarism and endless cycles of revenge and counter-revenge. A Freely Downloadable Book…

____ (2022-07-11). From Cheerleader to Enemy of the State. transcend.org RADICAL PEACE presents the experiences of war resisters, deserters, and peace activists who are working to change our warrior culture.

_____ (2022-07-10). Billions Of Humans Depend On 50,000 Wild Species For Food, Fuel And Income. popularresistance.org A new report from the The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) — which is often described as the "IPCC for biodiversity" — found that billions of people depend on 50,000 wild species for food, medicine, fuel and income from activities like tourism. | "70% of the world's poor are directly dependent on wild species. One in five people rely on wild plants, algae and fungi for their food and income; 2.4 billion rely on fuel wood for cooking and about 90% of the 120 million people working in capture fisheries are supported by small-scale fishing," assessm…

_____ (2022-07-10). Inflation And Your Next Union Contract. popularresistance.org We can't predict what is to come, but the evidence from the past year hasn't been good for workers. The Consumer Price Index rose by more than 8 percent, its fastest pace in 40 years. Essential expenses like housing, food, and gas have climbed especially fast. | Despite all the talk of labor shortages and a tight job market, wages have not kept pace with the cost of living. Since April 2021, inflation-adjusted hourly earnings have fallen by more than 2 percent. Any stimulus savings that people had accrued have largely dried up by now, and there is currently no plan for federal relief for working people facing the…

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