Daily Archives: July 17, 2022

2022-07-17: News Headlines

_____ (2022-07-17). The West's Duplicity in the Food Crisis Caused by the Shortage of Grain. journal-neo.org Governments of many countries have recently been talking more and more about a possible food crisis in the near future, actively involving representatives from the UN and other international organizations, and numerous media platforms in this information campaign. Yet, in addition to drawing everyone's attention to the issue of combating hunger, which is especially threatening …

Maria Paez Victor (2022-07-17). What Does the UBER Scandal Have to Do With Venezuelan Special Economic Zones? orinocotribune.com By María Páez Victor &#1 ; 13 July 2022 | "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." | (Michael Hudson)(1) | It is necessary to examine the mega-taxi industry of UBER. Its path is like one of Aesop's Fables that highlights a deep morale. | Except that it is not a fable. | A few days ago, the British newspaper The Guardian,(2) has revealed a huge scandal related to the UBER taxi industry. It is well known that this company is based on not giving employment to drivers but any…

____ (2022-07-17). Chinese FM spokesperson refutes 'debt trap' claim. ecns.cn A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson on Thursday refuted the so-called "Chinese debt trap" claim, saying that it is pure disinformation and a narrative trap created by those who do not hope to see China-Africa cooperation pick up speed.

_____ (2022-07-16). Houston's Fight To Decriminalize Mental Illness And Homelessness. popularresistance.org While Harris County is spending millions of dollars on mental health services and service-providing agencies to reduce the number of mentally ill people entering its county jails, activists on the ground are tackling the problem from another angle—by providing direct support to the county's homeless population. | "We don't have the best safety nets in Texas, and from the mental health standpoint, there really aren't the mental health services available that people need," Catherine Villarreal, director of communications at the Coalition for the Homeless, told TRNN. But Villarreal also stressed that, for peop…

Staff (2022-07-16). Collective Statement: Biden in Occupied Palestine and the "Jerusalem Declaration" &#1 ; Our Response is Struggle and Solidarity. samidoun.net The joint declaration of U.S. President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid reveals not only the fundamental bankruptcy of the imperialist and Zionist systems they represent but also underlines the necessity to act and stand now in solidarity with the Palestinian people and their resistance, to liberate their land from the river to …

JANET (2022-07-16). Collective Statement: Biden in Occupied Palestine and the "Jerusalem Declaration" — Our Response is Struggle and Solidarity. iacenter.org 16 July 2022 Protesters hounded U.S. President Joe Biden in Palestine, including July 15 in Bethlehem where boys carried the photograph of Shireen Abu Akleh, Palestinian-American journalist murdered by Israeli Defense Force troops while on assignment in the Palestinian refugee camp of Jenin. Credit: Abbas Momani The joint declaration of U.S. President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid reveals not only the fundamental bankruptcy of the imperialist and Zionist systems they represent but also underlines the necessity to act and stand now in solidarity with the Palestinian people and their resistance, t…

WSWS (2022-07-16). Jerani Ratnayake, intransigent fighter for Trotskyism, dies aged 72. wsws.org Jerani overcame social barriers to actively participate in politics and fight for the unity of the working class, regardless of race, language and gender.

WSWS (2022-07-16). As Ford confirms closure of its Saarlouis plant: Lessons from years of car production. wsws.org Ford's decision to halt production at its Saarlouis plant in 2025 is part of the biggest international assault on the social gains and rights of the working class since the 1930s.

John Lawrence (2022-07-16). The US Corporate Elite Is Killing Democracy and the Planet. commondreams.org We need a united multicultural, multiracial working-class progressive front now!

Jessamy Bagenal (2022-07-16). [Perspectives] Mariana Mazzucato: leading a new type of economics. thelancet.com Mariana Mazzucato is a firebrand economist. In 2020, she became Chair of the WHO Council on the Economics of Health For All. "The idea was instead of doing the usual of saying invest in health because it's good for the economy, what if you said invest in health for all and backtrack to design an economic system to deliver on that, meaning design a different form of budgeting, a different form of procurement, a different form of intellectual property, a different form of public—private ways of working together on projects", she explains.

WSWS (2022-07-16). 100 million in the US weighed down by medical debt. wsws.org million people are paying medical bills in installments, 10 percent of those who owe have taken loans from friends of family, and 15 percent have put bills, often totaling thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars, on credit cards.

Sharmila Devi (2022-07-16). [World Report] Climate change driving east Africa towards famine. thelancet.com Consecutive years of drought caused by climate change and La Niña have led to food insecurity in many parts of east Africa. Sharmila Devi reports.

WSWS (2022-07-16). Jerani Ratnayake, intransigent fighter for Trotskyism, dies aged 73. wsws.org Jerani overcame social barriers to actively participate in politics and fight for the unity of the working class, regardless of race, language and gender.

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