Daily Archives: July 13, 2022

2022-07-13: News Headlines

WSWS (2022-07-13). President Rajapakse flees Sri Lanka after popular uprising. wsws.org The ignominious departure of the president points to the immense power of the movement that has emerged in the working class, but an interim government will resolve nothing.

Staff (2022-07-13). Hunger to worsen in Haiti as gang violence escalates. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 13 (MNA) — Hunger is set to worsen in Haiti amid worsening gang violence, high costs of food and rising inflation, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has warned.

WSWS (2022-07-13). GM Subsystems workers denounce poverty wages as UAW pushes deal with substandard pay and benefits. wsws.org Workers employed by the General Motors subsidiary GM Subsystems voted on a contract Tuesday after the United Auto Workers kept them on the job 14 months after the expiration of their last contract.

WSWS (2022-07-13). German finance minister attacks the long-term unemployed. wsws.org To finance its war policies, the German government is applying the "debt brake" mercilessly. Special funds to assist the long-term unemployed are to be cut by over €600 million.

WSWS (2022-07-13). Australian governments reject health advice amid COVID-19 surge. wsws.org The newly elected federal Labor government is not merely continuing the homicidal "let it rip" policies, but deepening the attacks on the health and lives of the working class.

Homeless Garden Project (2022-07-13). Saturday 8/6: Day of Dirt and Digging. indybay.org Homeless Garden Project Farm | 100-198 Shaffer Rd Santa Cruz, CA 9 60…

_____ (2022-07-12). A 'Tax The Rich' Climate Protest Shuts Down The East Hampton Airport. popularresistance.org New York – East Hampton Town police arrested six people today (July 11) protesting higher taxes for the wealthy outside the East Hampton airport. The demonstration was organized by advocacy group New York Communities for Change, the latest in a series of Hamptons protests over the past few days. | New York Communities for Change is focused on climate emissions caused by wealthy Hampton residents. Around 25 people gathered outside the airport this morning, holding signs that read "tax the rich" and "make billionaires pay." In addition to linking arms in front of the entrance, one demonstrator stood atop a wooden t…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-07-12). Brazilian Youth: Right Now is Critical. libya360.wordpress.com In Sà£o Paulo, we spoke to Raiara Pieres, a member of the Movement for Popular Sovereignty in Mining (Movimento pela Soberania Popular na Mineraàßà£o — MAM) and of La Via Campesina Brasil. Raiara gives a rundown of some of the most important issues for the working class as Brazil heads into elections in October. Interviewed…

_____ (2022-07-12). The End Of Western Civilization. popularresistance.org The greatest challenge facing societies has always been how to conduct trade and credit without letting merchants and creditors make money by exploiting their customers and debtors. All antiquity recognized that the drive to acquire money is addictive and indeed tends to be exploitative and hence socially injurious. The moral values of most societies opposed selfishness, above all in the form of avarice and wealth addiction, which the Greeks called philarguria— love of money, silver-mania. Individuals and families indulging in conspicuous consumption tended to be ostracized, because it was recognized that w…

Peoples Dispatch (2022-07-12). Daily Round-Up | Leaked documents expose Uber's inner workings & other stories. peoplesdispatch.org In today's episode, we bring you stories of leaked documents that expose Uber's underbelly, Saudi attacks in Yemen, a strike by Lebanese government employees, and the assassination of a Workers' Party member in Brazil…

Rebekah (2022-07-12). NJ Activists are Fed up With Corporations Pocketing Subsidies Without Creating Local Jobs. inequality.org

Elliott Wallace (2022-07-12). NYC removes last working public payphone. america.cgtn.com New York's last working public payphone has been removed and put on display in a museum. It's now part of an exhibition teaching youngsters about the forgotten devices that drove the city's growth before computers.

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.

Joel Richards (2022-07-12). U.S. inflation woes put pressure on businesses in Argentina. america.cgtn.com For Argentina, Latin America's third-largest economy, it compounds already-existing debt and inflation problems.

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.

Jenny Farrell (2022-07-12). On the bicentennial of Shelley's death: Evolution of a working-class poet. peoplesworld.org Two hundred years ago, on July 8, 1822, the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley drowned. He was less than a month short of thirty. Revolutionary socialist Friedrich Engels's enthusiasm for Shelley lasted a lifetime. Even before he went to England as a young man, he tried his hand at translations of the English revolutionary romantic, who …

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…

Colin Todhunter (2022-07-12). What Was Covid Really About? Triggering A Multi-Trillion Dollar Global Debt Crisis. "Ramping up an Imperialist Strategy"? globalresearch.ca If it was indeed about public health, why close down the bulk of health services and the global economy knowing full well what the implications would be? And why mount a military-style propaganda campaign to censor world-renowned scientists and terrorise entire populations…

Anonymous103 (2022-07-12). Barely Legal: The Global Uber Enterprise. southfront.org | Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark | The lobbying of Uber should, along with those of other corporate giants, only surprise those prone to pollyannaish escapism. Its hungry, desperate behaviour takes place in plain sight, and denials merely serve to emphasise the point. It resembles, in some crudely distant way, the operating rationale of the notorious British sex pest Jimmy Savile, who preyed upon his victims with the establishment's complicity. | In terms of the gig economy, there are few more ruthless b…

Umer Beigh (2022-07-12). Taliban's religious fanaticism combines with U.S. sanctions to crush Afghanistan's women and girls. peoplesworld.org As Afghanistan undergoes a deep economic crisis with rising hunger and poverty, women in the country are facing the brunt. Economic sanctions imposed by the U.S. and the systematic restrictions imposed by the Taliban regime have only increased the suffering of women and girls in Afghanistan. Fawzia Koofi, former deputy speaker of the Afghan parliament, …

Benjamin Norton (2022-07-11). Real debt trap: Sri Lanka owes vast majority to West, not China. multipolarista.com Sri Lanka owes 81% of its external debt to US and European financial institutions and Western allies Japan and India. China owns just 10%. But Washington blames imaginary "Chinese debt traps" for the nation's crisis, as it considers a 17th IMF structural adjustment program.

Benjamin Norton (2022-07-11). Trampa de la deuda de EEUU: Sri Lanka le debe la gran mayoría a Occidente, no a China. multipolarista.com Sri Lanka les debe el 81% de su deuda externa a las instituciones financieras estadounidenses y europeas y a los aliados occidentales Japón y la India. China posee solo el 10%. Pero EEUU culpa a las "trampas de la deuda china" imaginarias por la crisis de la nación.

_____ (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…

____ (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.

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