Daily Archives: July 22, 2022

2022-07-22: News Headlines

WSWS (2022-07-22). Poverty in Germany: Food banks count 2 million people seeking help. wsws.org Social inequality in Germany continues to rise at an alarming rate, expressed in the record numbers of people lining up at the food banks for donations.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-07-22). Western Delusion of "Isolating" Russia. libya360.wordpress.com Salman Rafi Sheikh For months, the West has been projecting a geopolitics of "isolating" Russia, both economically via sanctions and diplomatically via creating anti-Russia counter alliances around the world. But how is this geopolitics of "isolation" working? Five months into the Russian military operation in Ukraine, the fallout of this war — in particular the…

Toward increased Networking (2022-07-22). 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.

Editor (2022-07-22). $2 Trillion for War Versus $100 Billion to Save the Planet. mronline.org The West seems more fixated on spending social wealth on the military rather than addressing the climate catastrophe.

Austin Reynolds (2022-07-22). Centennial Campground: A humanitarian crisis in Anchorage. liberationnews.org The campground is housing hundreds of homeless people under horrific conditions of city neglect while community groups try to meet needs.

Editor (2022-07-22). Les Miserables, Living and Dying on American Streets. scheerpost.com By Eve Ottenberg / CounterPunch Statistics lie. Some lie more than others. The ones regarding unemployment lie brazenly and have done so for years, erasing the very existence of the long-term unemployed by simply deleting them from the regular tally. Statistics about homelessness lie. But they have an excuse: the homeless are hard to keep …

SAM (2022-07-22). Janet Yellen's Noble Effort Comes to Naught. inequality.org

Labor Video Projectt (2022-07-22). 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.

Matt Sedlar (2022-07-21). How the Treasury Department Could Prevent Mass Starvation with No Cost to the Taxpayers. cepr.net There is a way to bring hundreds of billions of dollars of aid to the developing countries where the people who need it most live. Amazingly, this help has zero cost to the US government.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-07-21). US General Caught Pining for Latin America's Resources. libya360.wordpress.com Wyatt Reed Online reaction to the official rattling off specific quantities of the region's mineral wealth reserves included a ravenous Looney Tunes wolf licking its chops and a photoshopped image featuring Gen. Richardson overlayed with the mask of "Lord Humongous," the bloodthirsty gas-seeking marauder who violently besieges the protagonists of 'Mad Max 2.' A video…

John Bellamy Foster (2022-07-21). Be moderate…we only want THE EARTH! mronline.org We have to recognize that there is a pathway forward for humanity, but that the capitalist world system, and today's governments that are largely subservient to corporations and the wealthy, are blocking that pathway, simply because it requires revolutionary-scale socioecological change.

Editor (2022-07-21). Medical Debt Is a Rip-Off. scheerpost.com Rastrojo (D‚Ä¢ES), CC BY-SA 4.0 By Jim Hightower / 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 S…

WSWS (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.

WSWS (2022-07-21). Shielding UK mother of seven given "final warning" by schools over COVID-19 absences, also facing homelessness. wsws.org Laura Baines is the mother of seven children between the ages of eight and 25. Her 15-year-old son Louie suffers from cri-du-chat syndrome, a rare disease resulting from a chromosomal condition where a piece of chromosome 5 is missing. She spoke to the Global Workers' Inquest into the COVID-19 Pandemic about her family's experiences during the pandemic.

Mark Weisbrot (2022-07-21). The Treasury Department Could Prevent Widespread Global Starvation With No Cost to US Taxpayers. commondreams.org As hunger threatens millions, the Biden administration should give its OK for the IMF to distribute financial backing to the world's poorest countries.

WSWS (2022-07-21). Shielding UK mother of seven given 'final warning' by schools over COVID-19 absences, also facing homelessness. wsws.org Laura Baines is the mother of seven children between the ages of eight and 25. Her 15-year-old son Louie suffers from cri-du-chat syndrome, a rare disease resulting from a chromosomal condition where a piece of chromosome 5 is missing. She spoke to the Global Workers' Inquest into the COVID-19 Pandemic about her family's experiences during the pandemic.

WSWS (2022-07-21). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org Unions sell out pilots' strike at Scandinavian airline SAS, agreeing to a 25 percent pay cut and extending working week to up to 60 hours; UK rail dispute continues as 115,000 Royal Mail workers vote overwhelmingly to strike; Lebanese Information Ministry workers join strikers in public sector, telecoms workers and University staff as cost of living rises out of control; pay strike by 12,400 tax and customs duty collection workers disrupts South African economy…

WSWS (2022-07-21). Thousands of Quebec workers join strikes and protests against big business assault on wages, working conditions. wsws.org Irrespective of their nationality, the language they speak or the colour of their skin, workers everywhere face the same fundamental problems: the intensifying COVID-19 pandemic, rampant inflation, deteriorating working conditions, glaring social inequality, and the commitment of vast resources to war.

WSWS (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.

WSWS (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.

WSWS (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.

WSWS (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.

_____ (2022-07-20). China, CELAC To Deepen Cooperation On Poverty Reduction. popularresistance.org China and Latin American and Caribbean countries have agreed on deeper cooperation in poverty reduction, with joint efforts in areas such as post-pandemic economic recovery, infrastructure construction and digital technology, officials and experts said at the second Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC)-China Forum on Poverty Reduction and Development, held virtually on Wednesday. | At the forum, officials and experts from CELAC also praised China's efforts to eradicate absolute poverty, especially through rural-urban integration and digital technology support, which are seen as valuable for La…

_____ (2022-07-20). New Resource: The Tenant Power Toolkit. popularresistance.org Helping each of us fight eviction and debt as individuals in the court system is crucial. But that is only the first part of what we can do together. Filing an answer to Unlawful Detainer or responding to a small claims lawsuit helps us respond to the system, but how can we change an unfair system? How can we change a system that evicts tenants who cannot file complicated legal papers within 5 days, but gives landlords online tools to evict from home? How can we change a system that allows landlords to ruin our credit over missed rent? With consent, we also want to connect users to tenant organizing across Califo…

_____ (2022-07-20). Behind The Drought And Food Deficits In Africa. popularresistance.org There has been a deteriorating situation within various African states related to the impact of drought and the consequent lack of food for hundreds of millions of people. | These events on the continent cannot be analyzed separately from the broader international economic and security crises which has impacted the ability of the existing global markets to provide adequate food to the peoples of the world. | The acute shortages of food in various regions across Africa have not yet reached the officially designated category of a famine. However, if food assistance is not provided soon, estimates from the World Foo…

Dave LIndorff (2022-07-20). Let's Rebrand the Misnamed GOP as the BLP. thiscantbehappening.net David Kiphuth is a new contributor to ThisCantBeHappening! He will be contributing his own political cartoons to the site and will also be working with our writers on illustrations for article illustrations like this one today. We need to start calling the Republican Party by a new nickname that more accurately reflects what it … |

Benjamin Norton (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.

Imperial.ac.uk (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.

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