Daily Archives: July 23, 2022

2022-07-23: News Headlines

Miles Kampf-Lassin (2022-07-23). Biden's Presidency Isn't Sinking Because of the Left—It's Because of Right-Wing Democrats. commondreams.org Don't blame progressives for Biden's failures. It's the party's right flank that abandoned the working class.

Toward increased Networking (2022-07-23). 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.

Dan Lieberman (2022-07-23). Zionism and the Dark Side of Germany. dissidentvoice.org Post World War II Germany has exhibited commendable characteristics — publicly atoning for its Nazi past, working assiduously to create a thriving nation, designing a truly democratic country, integrating its European compatriots into a common market, leading others in opening borders to refugees, and modifying its previous ultra-nationalism to form the European union. Behind these …

Sal Netherton (2022-07-23). Brookline, Mass. Starbucks workers on first indefinite strike to fight retaliation and discrimination. liberationnews.org Workers at the 874 Commonwealth Avenue location in Brookline, Massachusetts began an indefinite strike on July 18 — the first of its kind for the union.

Editor2 (2022-07-23). Global Unions Demand Immediate Release of Syrian Journalist Kidnapped by SDF. orinocotribune.com By Steve Sweeney &#1 ; Jul 19, 2022 | SYRIAN journalist Mohammad al-Saghir must be released by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), global unions said today as he started a hunger strike in protest against his treatment. | The correspondent for the al-Ikhbariyah news channel has been held by the Kurdish-led authorities in Syria's Hasakah province since June 2019 when it is alleged he was abducted. | Fears have been raised over his health with his colleagues concerned over his safety while his family say he has suffered a number of strokes while in jail. | Friends and colleagues have alleged that Mr Saghir has been…

Labor Video Projectt (2022-07-23). 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.

Manas Ranjan Pradhan (2022-07-23). [Comment] Contraceptive mix and informed choice. thelancet.com Contraceptive use is associated with economic development, improved maternal and child health, education, and the empowerment of women and their family planning needs.1 These gains can also reduce poverty and slow population growth.2—3 Access to contraception supports the quest for gender equity4 and human rights,5 and represents a strategy to reduce health system and household costs.6 Measuring progress toward satisfying the need for family planning entails assessing the general contraceptive prevalence and unmet demand and the range and types of contraceptive procedures employed.

WSWS (2022-07-23). Workers Struggles: Asia and Australia. wsws.org Indian public sector insurance workers hold national strike; Andhra Pradesh rural health workers demand minimum wage; Sri Lankan teachers and health workers protest fuel shortages; Australia: Sydney commuter rail workers to strike again…

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…

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.

_____ (2022-07-22). Protest Movement Rejects Appointment Of Sri Lankan President. popularresistance.org Sri Lanka, an island-nation of 22 million people, has been the center of political and economic turmoil since the United National Party government defaulted on $51 billion in foreign debt during May. | For months the country has experienced severe shortages of fuel, food and other commodities amid an inflationary spiral. | Motorists have lined up for blocks to get fuel and cooking oil. A failed agricultural fertilizer policy has been cited as the cause behind the decline in agricultural production. | The shortages of fuel have hampered the production and marketing of agricultural products such as tea which is exp…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-07-22). U.S. Imperialism's Supremacist Ideology Can Be Defeated by Liberation Struggle Solidarity. libya360.wordpress.com Rainer Shea The pitch that the U.S. empire makes is one of a shared conquest. Or, to put it more bluntly, a shared project to steal from other civilizations. The American imperialists have stolen an entire continent from the Natives, stolen over ten trillion dollars worth of wealth created through the labor of African slaves, and distributed…

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-07-22). 6 Highlights During Sold Out Black Tech Week in Ohio. moguldom.com Black Tech Week is sold out and in full swing under new leadership with a complete rebrand and a new location in Cincinnati, Ohio. Thus far, attendees have reported enjoying the shift. Running from July 18-23, the conference boasts a packed schedule that includes an array of workshops by some of tech's best and brightest; several networking …

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 …

Ian Birchall (2022-07-22). A breakthrough for the French left? canadiandimension.com La France Insoumise leader Jean-Luc Mélenchon at the inaugural convention for NUPES. Photo by Hugo Rota. | In a world heading toward more wars, economic crisis, climate catastrophe and the resurgence of the far-right, any success for the left is good news. So the results of the second round of elections for the French National Assembly will have been welcomed not only in France but far beyond its frontiers. | The setback for the newly-elected president Macron is well-deserved. His first five years in power have led to growing inequality, with the poorest sections of society suffering the most; his taxation…

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

Staff (2022-07-22). Free Khalil Awawdeh and Raed Rayan: 115 prisoners joining collective strike to release long-term hunger strikers. samidoun.net Palestinian prisoners Khalil Awawdeh and Raed Rayan are continuing their long-term hunger strikes, even as Awawdeh's administrative detention was renewed on 20 July after 142 days of hunger strike. Rayan has been on hunger strike for _107 days. Both are demanding their freedom from administrative detention, Israeli imprisonment without charge or trial. Now, over 115 …

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.

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…

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