(2022-07-21). 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.
(2022-07-21). Right-wing ruling party wins Japanese upper house election. wsws.org The LDP ability to retain control in the National Diet is an indication of the deep distrust the working class has for the Democrats and their allies.
(2022-07-21). For a Democratic and Socialist Congress of Workers and Rural Masses in Sri Lanka! wsws.org The working class must establish its own centre of political power in opposition to the anti-democratic conspiracies of the political establishment and the capitalist state. That is the significance of the SEP's call for the Democratic and Socialist Congress of Workers and Rural masses.
(2022-07-21). 22-year-old worker killed at Tyson Foods plant. wsws.org The company is claiming that Casen Garcia died as the result of a medical condition unrelated to his work at the plant, but co-workers, witnesses, and family members say the company is working to cover up its role in the young father's death.
(2022-07-21). Former GM worker: "UAW retirees have a chance to vote this year, and they should vote for Will Lehman" wsws.org Lyle Roussey, who retired in 2009 after working 25 years at four Michigan GM plants, explained why he was supporting Will Lehman and why United Auto Workers members, including 581,000 retired workers, should vote for the Mack Trucks worker running for UAW president.
(2022-07-21). Wildcat strike at TPI Turkey against low pay raise defies company, union. wsws.org Amid mass protests and strikes against the rising cost of living and unbearable living conditions around the world, workers at TPI Composites in Turkey launched a wildcat strike against low wage increases and poor working conditions.
(2022-07-21). US Covid-19 Insanity, The Working Class. Covid & Capitalism & THE NEW NORMAL By Dr. Gordon. indybay.org Dr. Nayvin Gordon reports on abandonment of any public health protection as the Covid-19 pandemic expands over two years after the pandemic starts.
(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)
(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…
(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 . . . |
(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.
(2022-07-20). Lawyers from Bankrupted Celsius: Users Who Put Crypto On Exchange Have No Rights to Their Bitcoin, We Can Do What We Want. moguldom.com To say the crypto market has been on a downturn is an understatement. It's been crashing quickly and in a major way. Now lawyers for bankrupt crypto lender Celsius Network revealed users gave up legal rights to their Bitcoin by using their platform and they can do anything they want with the currencies. Celsius attorney …
(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…
(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.
(2022-07-20). Real Debt Trap: Sri Lanka Owes Vast Majority to West, Not to China. towardfreedom.org Sri Lanka owes 81 percent of its external debt to U.S. and European financial institutions and to Western allies, Japan and India. China owns just 10 percent. But Washington blames imaginary "Chinese debt traps" for the nation's crisis, as it considers a 17th IMF structural adjustment program, reports Benjamin Norton.
(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."
(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 …
(2022-07-20). New Health Secretary sees cutting-edge medical robotics research at Imperial. imperial.ac.uk New Health Secretary Steve Barclay MP visited the College last week to meet researchers working on medical robotics and imaging at the Hamlyn Centre.
(2022-07-20). Intolerable conditions fuel class struggle in the United States. wsws.org The American working class is seething with discontent. There is a growing sentiment that things can no longer go on as they have been, and that things need to fundamentally change.
(2022-07-20). Chinese version of TikTok removes over 20,000 short videos for flaunting wealth. ecns.cn Chinese short video platform Douyin, the sister app of TikTok, has removed over 20,000 videos for flaunting wealth since the beginning of 2021.
(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). Gilded Giving 2022: How Wealth Inequality Distorts Philanthropy and Imperils Democracy. inequality.org
(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.
(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."