Daily Archives: July 20, 2022

2022-07-20: News Headlines

Toward increased Networking (2022-07-20). Online events w) Gary Snyder. John Clark, Nina Turner, Medea Benjamin, Karen Armstrong etc. indybay.org Here are some 15 online events taking place over the next week (and starting at 10: 30 am tomorrow, July 20th), featuring people such as Gary Snyder, Kim Stanley Robinson, tiny (lisa) gray-garcia, John P. Clark, Nina Turner, David Sirota, Medea Benjamin, Dilar Dirik, Karen Armstrong, and many others. | These events are hosted from various locations all across the country, as well from Canada and the UK (however, the listed times are all for our "Pacific time zone"). Of course, feel free to share this info with others who might be interested in it.

Jim Hightower (2022-07-20). Medical Debt Is a Rip-Off. otherwords.org Many big business CEOs turn out to be grifters who rip off consumers, workers, and others. But the corporate con artists I consider most vile are those who profiteer from people's health care needs. | We've had such infamous, high-profile scammers as Medicare fraudster (and now Florida Senator)

Peter Certo (2022-07-20). In OtherWords: July 20, 2022. otherwords.org This week, Sonali Kolhatkar examines the seemingly unusual incidence of women who oppose abortion rights seeking abortions for themselves. It's more common than you'd expect, Sonali argues — and actually key to understanding a range of common conservative policy positions. | Also this week, Jim Hightower sheds a light on the growing problem of medical debt. And cartoonist Khalil Bendib deftly illustrates what Senator Joe Manchin is doing the Democratic agenda in Washington. | New This Week… |

_____ (2022-07-20). New Resource: The Tenant Power Toolkit. popularresistance.org The Tenant Power Toolkit is a collaborative effort between the The Debt Collective, The LA Tenants Union, The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project, UCLA Luskin Institute on Inequality & Democracy, ACCE Action, anti-eviction lawyers and legal service providers including Gary Blasi, one of California's best known housing justice lawyers. We designed this toolkit to keep people in their homes, fight evictions, fight rent debt, and build the collective power of tenants. Together, we have the power not only to fight back against the system, but to change it. | Within the Tenant Power Toolkit project there is a core supp…

Otis Grotewohl (2022-07-20). Young workers show the way forward as economic crisis deepens. workers.org A global economic crisis is emerging, and for readers of Workers World, this comes as little to no surprise. As Marxists and dialectical materialists, we are cautious about making predictions. It is no secret that corporations are bragging about record profits at the same time working people are struggling to . . . |

Editor (2022-07-20). Wages, prices and the minimum wage. mronline.org Today the federal minimum wage is $7.25! Let that sad fact sink in. Right now you can barely buy a gallon of gas in some parts of the country with that little cash.

Peoples Dispatch (2022-07-20). Daily Round-up | Turkey accused of war crimes after drone strike & other stories. peoplesdispatch.org In today's episode, we bring you stories from Turkey's drone strike in Iraqi Kurdistan, the hunger strike of Palestinian prisoners, repression in Morocco, and a court verdict on elections in Brazil…

WSWS (2022-07-20). Sri Lanka's parliament to elect president Wednesday with vast authoritarian powers in fraudulent anti-democratic exercise. wsws.org The Socialist Equality Party (SEP) has denounced Wednesday's vote as "a fraud and a conspiracy against the working class, youth and rural poor."

Dennis Broe (2022-07-20). 'Mr. Caruso Goes to Town': Corporate developer remade as California common man. peoplesworld.org Longfellow Deeds was his name, from the small town of Mandrake Falls, Vermont. Deeds takes his heart-of-America, generous sensibility to the big city, where he becomes the victim of all kinds of cynical manipulation from the media, the law, and wealthy hangers-on in the first part of Frank Capra's Depression-Era trilogy Mr. Deeds Goes to …

WSWS (2022-07-20). Australian Treasurer delivers "confronting" news on cutting real wages and social spending. wsws.org Jim Chalmers' remarks represent an intensification of the Labor government's offensive, backed by the trade unions, to force working-class households to bear the burden of an escalating cost of living and COVID-19 crisis.

Caitlin A. Johnstone (2022-07-19). This proxy war has no exit strategy. mronline.org The International Committee of the Democratic Socialists of America has released a statement opposing the U.S. government's ongoing proxy war in Ukraine, saying the billions being funneled into the military-industrial complex "at a time when ordinary Americans are struggling to pay for housing, groceries, and fuel" is "a slap in the face for working people."

_____ (2022-07-19). Brian Becker On Socialism And The US Campaign Against China. popularresistance.org In the US, where I live, more than one million people have died. More than 60 million workers lost their jobs in 2020. More than 100,000 small businesses were sent into bankruptcy. While the US was plunged into an economic recession and a healthcare crisis of unprecedented proportions, the Chinese government pursued a policy preventing such loss of life inside a country with 1.4 billion people. This would have been impossible had it not been for the policy, guidance, and unified approach of the government. That does not mean that there aren't still significant challenges, but this was a huge achievement. Also, wh…

_____ (2022-07-19). New Report: Gilded Giving 2022. popularresistance.org We estimate in Gilded Giving 2022 that if foundations had a 10 percent minimum payout and DAFs had a three-year mandated payout between 2018 and 2020, at least $193 billion in additional donations would have flowed to charities. | "As wealth concentrates in fewer hands, it causes troubling distortions in the charity sector," noted Chuck Collins, director of the Charity Reform Initiative at the Institute for Policy Studies and co-author of the report. "When wealthy donors can claim big tax deductions for charitable giving to private foundations that they control in perpetuity, it allows them to opt out of paying t…

Contributing Writers (2022-07-19). There was an unexpected 40% increase in "all cause deaths" in 2021 in the 18-49 year old age bracket. marktaliano.net READ MORE: COVID-19: "Excess deaths" or State-sponsored "homicide"? Death by Covid Vaccine &#1 ; Global ResearchGlobal Research &#1 ; Centre for Research on Globalization Breaking: Fifth Largest Life Insurance Company in the US Paid Out 163% More for Deaths of Working People Ages 18-64 in 2021. Total Claims/Benefits Up $6 Billion &#1 ; Global ResearchGlobal Research &#1 ; Centre …

Party for Socialism, Liberation (2022-07-19). PSL Editorial — Deadly heat wave sweeping Europe highlights criminal inaction on climate crisis. liberationnews.org The unfolding disaster in Europe has rightfully drawn global attention to the woefully inadequate action taken by the governments of the wealthy capitalist countries to address the climate change crisis.

Editor (2022-07-19). Structuring the economy to give money to the rich is inflationary. mronline.org I just read this NYT column by Bryan Stryker, on how Democrats can win back the working class. I have no idea how its proposals poll, but as an economic matter, they will do little to help the working class.

Liberation Staff (2022-07-19). South Carolina Dollar General workers strike against wage theft and safety violations. liberationnews.org "Wage theft is a big issue at our store," a worker said. "I've had hours taken off my check, and management has clocked me out early when I'm still working."

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2022-07-19). Covid-19 Crisis: The Unspoken Objective of the WEF's "Global Reset" is to "Eliminate the Poor" globalresearch.ca

____ (2022-07-18). In Ukraine, a Proxy War on the Planet. transcend.org 15 Jul 2022 – 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). Max Blumenthal And Aaron Mate Slam Corporate Media Disinformation. popularresistance.org At the Collision tech conference in Toronto on 6/21/22, before a hostile audience filled with members of the corporate press, The Grayzone's Max Blumenthal and Aaron Mate explain how the mainstream media is the most prolific source of disinformation on the planet, working closely with the national security state to cultivate public support for war while deflecting scrutiny from the oligarchy that controls it.

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

Editor (2022-07-18). On the bicentennial of Shelley's death: evolution of a working-class poet. mronline.org Two hundred years ago, on July 8, 1822, the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley drowned. He was less than a month short of thirty.

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…

Anita Snow, Eugene Garcia (2022-07-18). Long lines return at U.S. food banks as inflation hits high. peoplesworld.org PHOENIX (AP) — Long lines are back at food banks around the U.S. as working Americans overwhelmed by inflation turn to handouts to help feed their families. With gas prices soaring along with grocery costs, many people are seeking charitable food for the first time, and more are arriving on foot. Inflation in the U.S. is …

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