Daily Archives: July 24, 2022

2022-07-24: News Headlines

Toward increased Networking (2022-07-24). 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.

Kester Kenn Klomegah (2022-07-24). Sergey Lavrov's Working Visit to Africa. moderndiplomacy.eu On the eve of his four-nation African tour from July 24 to 28, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, shared reflections on the prospects for Russia-African relations within the context of the current geopolitical and economic changes. He makes official working visits to Egypt, Ethiopia, Uganda and the Republic of the Congo. Before taking off from Moscow, …

Fight Back (2022-07-24). Planned Parenthood workers in 5 states unionize. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – On July 21, 435 Planned Parenthood workers from Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska joined the Service Employees International Union, Healthcare Minnesota and Iowa (SEIU HCMN&IA) in a resounding 90.1% yes vote. 238 workers voted to join the union, and only 26 voted not to. | The Planned Parenthood workers began working with organizers at SEIU HCMN&IA in early summer of 2021. Over the next year they built an organizing committee among their coworkers with workers from all five states represented on the committee and wide representation from the 28 locations involved. | In May…

Celeste Romero (2022-07-24). Albuquerque 'Women's Socialism Conference' calls for a new mass movement for women's liberation. liberationnews.org On July 16, the Women's Socialism Conference brought out more than 1 people for a day of education and discussion on the issues facing working-class women and LGBTQ people.

Sacramento Homeless Union (2022-07-24). Thousands of Unhoused to be Swept with No Adequate Shelter in Sacramento. indybay.org My name is Crystal Sanchez, and I am the Western Regional Director for the National Union of the Homeless and the President of the Sacramento Homeless Union. Today, I write to you in total dismay and frustration. As many of you know, the 2022 point in time count was recently released with an astonishing 9,300 unhoused people counted and a whopping 20,000 people on any given night living on the streets of Sacramento. We know the pit count number is inadequate and low due to low volunteers and not everybody being counted. We have had an astonishing 67% increase in homelessness, with now more people on our streets t…

Labor Video Projectt (2022-07-24). 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.

WSWS (2022-07-23). The pandemic in Russia and the bankruptcy of national-chauvinist politics. wsws.org The pandemic continues to exact a terrible toll in Russia. Since the invasion of Ukraine, efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 have been abandoned. This essay has been submitted to the WSWS by the Young Guard of Bolshevik Leninists, an organization of Trotskyist youth in Russia.

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…

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.

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…

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.

Anand Naidoo (2022-07-23). The Heat: Global Food Insecurity. america.cgtn.com A combination of factors is driving millions around the world into food insecurity conditions. And, the crisis is causing hunger and death. Part of the surge is caused by economic woes made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic that countries are still dealing with. Add …

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.

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

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