Daily Archives: July 18, 2022

2022-07-18: News Headlines

| Reuters | (2022-07-18). Ukraine president sacks security chief, cites hundreds of treason cases. tribune.com.pk Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy sacked the head of the country's domestic security service and state prosecutor, citing hundreds of cases of alleged treason and collaboration with Russia, as Moscow appeared set to step up military operations. | Zelenskiy said more than 60 officials from the SBU security service and prosecutor's office were working against Ukraine in Russian-occupied territories, and 651 treason and collaboration cases had been opened against law enforcement officials. | The sackings on Sunday of Ivan Bakanov, head of the security service, and Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova, who l…

____ (2022-07-18). In Ukraine, a Proxy War on the Planet. transcend.org 15 022 – As the Ukraine crisis causes global havoc, US officials won't negotiate with Russia to end the fighting — and are even willing to "countenance" mounting hunger as a result.

____ (2022-07-18). US$2 Trillion for War versus US$100 Billion to Save the Planet. transcend.org 11 022 – The West is more fixated on spending social wealth on the military than addressing the climate catastrophe.

Staff (2022-07-18). Petro and Maduro Working to Bring Colombia and Venezuela Closer, Report Reveals. orinocotribune.com President-elect of Colombia, Gustavo Petro, is taking the first steps to fulfill his promise to build bridges with Venezuela. | On Saturday, July 1, a memo was published by the Colombian far-right magazine In addition, a source who requested a…

Fight Back (2022-07-18). Collective statement: Biden in occupied Palestine and the 'Jerusalem Declaration'. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement on Biden in Palestine and the Jerusalem Declaration, signed by 80 organizations, including Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO). | 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 the sea. This strategic partnership of violence, warmongering, repression…

Rqorinoco (2022-07-18). One Year After July 11, 2021. orinocotribune.com By Ike Nahem — 1, 2022 | "The heroism of normality in Cuba does not generate headlines." | -Cuban revolutionary journalist Rosa Miriam Elizalde | July 11, 2021 in Cuba quickly went from legitimate, valid, peaceful street protests to violent provocations and destructive acts directed by US clients in Cuba. Thousands of people in many cities, towns, and working-class neighborhoods took to the streets in response to harsh, deteriorating conditions — the worst of the Covid Delta infections, hospitalizations, and deaths on the island before the application of the Cuban-vaccines; the electricity blacko…

WSWS (2022-07-18). 15,000 Minnesota nurses still working without contract as union continues to block strike. wsws.org It has been over a month since 12, 0 Minneapolis-St. Paul nurses' contracts expired on May 31, and over two weeks since 2, 0 nurses in Duluth, Hastings and other Minnesota cities saw their contracts expire on June 30.

Staff (2022-07-18). Nelson Mandela: "Uno de los más extraordinarios símbolos de esta era" (+ Video). cubadebate.cu El líder sudafricano Nelson Mandela, quien este 18 de julio cumpliría 104 años de edad, nos recordaba que "mientras la pobreza, la injusticia y las grandes desigualdades persistan en nuestro mundo, ninguno de nosotros puede descansar realmente". Mandela fue desde muy joven un luchador incansable contra toda manifestación de injusticia social.

WSWS (2022-07-18). Nurses' picket protests working conditions at Michigan Medicine. wsws.org The Michigan Nurses Association (MNA) is doing everything in its power to keep nurses on the job following the expiration of their contract on June 30, including promoting Democratic Party politicians and the idea that the university regents will side with nurses' demands for better staffing ratios and cost-of-living hikes.

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). 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 …

____ (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.

Ariana Figueroa (2022-07-17). House Panel Told Pregnant Patients Without Abortion Access Face 'Death Sentence'. commondreams.org Banning access to essential healthcare will cost lives, reproductive rights advocates told a congressional committee this week.

Ricardo Gomez (2022-07-16). YOU LOVE TO SEE IT: Chile Proposes New Constitution. levernews.com Good things are happening! The proposal of a new constitution in Chile leaves behind the Pinochet era, enshrining the rights of workers and the environment. Also, California is tired of dangerous prices for insulin and will invest in producing its own low-cost options. Californians will also receive inflation-relief checks, and congressional staffers are organizing to demand climate action from Democratic leadership. Many of the staffers have been working on key climate policy for years, and they are now escalating their organizing commitments to go after stalling leadership.

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.

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.

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