2022-07-28: News Headlines

Editor2 (2022-07-28). No Russian Roulette: The Hunger Emergency and the Global Corporate System. orinocotribune.com By Sajai Jose &#1 ; Jul 22, 2022 | As government efforts to contain it fails even in rich nations, the world's hunger and livelihoods crisis is rapidly escalating into an emergency. Western leaders and media have been blaming Russia and the war in Ukraine for this unfolding catastrophe, but the facts say otherwise. | A month ago, the Food and Work Network, a coalition of academics, community activists, and trade unions in the United Kingdom issued an

WSWS (2022-07-28). Australian inflation figures point to intensifying cost-of-living crisis for working-class households. wsws.org The Labor government, while feigning concern for "households," seized on the figures to reject demands for wage rises to cope with the soaring prices, saying such expectations were unrealistic.

Toward increased Networking (2022-07-28). Online events w) Kshama Sawant, Eric Blanc, Karen M. Woolf, Jamal Abdi, Andrea Vetter, etc. indybay.org Here are some 8 online events taking place over the next week (and starting at 3: 00 pm today, July 27th), featuring people such as Kshama Sawant, Eric Blanc, Karen McCarthy Woolf, Jamal Abdi, Drew Pendergrass, Matthew Huber, Andrea Vetter, Olúf·∫πÃÅmi O. Táíwà≤, 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 (2022-07-28). Studying society for the working class: Marx's first preface to "Capital" mronline.org In the preface to the first edition of volume one of Capital, dated July 25, 1867, Marx introduces the book's "ultimate aim": "to lay bare the economic law of motion of modern society". Looking back 155 years later, it's clear the book not only accomplished that aim but continues to do so today.

____ (2022-07-28). Zero-carbon industrial park in Ordos promotes green transformation. ecns.cn A zero-carbon industrial park in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, is working hard to promote green energy. The industrial park was put into operation in April.

Sacramento Homeless Union (2022-07-28). 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 Project (2022-07-28). Hundreds of SEIU1021 SF Tenderloin Housing Clinic Workers Strike For Living Wages. indybay.org Hundreds of SEIU 1021 San Francisco non-profit workers at he Tenderloin Housing Clinic went on strike for living wages. They do public work but are paid wages that keep them in poverty.

Dean Baker (2022-07-27). The Semiconductor Bill and the Moderna Billionaires. cepr.net It's pretty funny that we continually debate the causes of inequality when we routinely pass bills that redistribute income upward. The To be clear, the bill does some good things. It has funding both to subsidize manufacturing capacity for semiconductors in the United States and also for further research in developing better chips in the future. Both of these are positive developments even…

Sarah Anderson (2022-07-27). It's Time to Crack Down on Excessive CEO Pay. otherwords.org Working families are getting hammered by inflation while corporate leaders and politicians are calling for belt-tightening. But there's one group of Americans that's actually profited from increasing prices. | Big company CEOs have enjoyed soaring pay, even as their employees have been struggling to keep their families safe and their bills paid. | Look at Target, for example. Last year, the median Target worker salary did not even keep pace with inflation, rising by less than 4 percent to just Did the gia…

Editor (2022-07-27). ScheerPost Celebrates Norman Lear's 100th Birthday. scheerpost.com Photo by Christopher Ho | By ScheerPost Staff / Original to ScheerPost | "Truly brilliant in its honesty as one would expect from the man who transformed television from a myopic center of banality into a medium of accountability. All of the major controversies that confront us today from war and peace on through race relations, gay rights, gender equality, freedom of and from religion, economic inequality, the right and obligation to challenge power and the powerful and the reality that the American idea would always be a work in progress was brought into the American home by this genius," ScheerPost's own Bo…

____ (2022-07-27). Top political advisor stresses upholding 1992 Consensus, working toward reunification of motherland. ecns.cn China's top political advisor Wang Yang on Tuesday stressed the importance of upholding the one-China principle and the 1992 Consensus, and called for jointly striving to achieve the reunification of the motherland.

_____ (2022-07-27). Boston Starbucks Workers Go On Strike Against Union-Busting. popularresistance.org Unionized Starbucks workers at the 874 Commonwealth Avenue location in Boston, Massachusetts are on strike indefinitely, demanding guaranteed hours, adequate staffing, and the removal of a store manager who has created a "chaotic and hostile work environment," including making racist and homophobic comments against staff and customers. | The store, which is located on the main thoroughfare of Boston University's campus and services many of its students and staff, has been shut down since July 18; workers and their supporters have been picketing each day outside the store even as an intense heat wave strikes much…

_____ (2022-07-27). Puerto Rico: Between Colonialism, Racism And Slavery On July 25. popularresistance.org Despite the harsh reality that Puerto Rico is neither free, nor associated, nor a state, July 25 marks the day of the creation of the constitution of the "Free Associated State," or commonwealth, of Puerto Rico. | I write this article with the purpose of revealing some details about the Anglo-Saxon-supremacist jurisprudence that gave rise to and govern this colonial territorial status. | Before we travel back in time, let me point out that Section 2 of Article 3 of the United States constitution contains the Territorial Clause, which gives Congress the authority to fully regulate and dispose of US territories. Un…

_____ (2022-07-27). Reviving Student Action And Strike Solidarity. popularresistance.org The decade since the abolition of the university fee cap in 2012 has felt painfully long for staff and students. Universities are no longer fertile ground for public knowledge but an exercise in marketized competition, commodification and over-inflated managerialism. Accordingly, students are increasingly framed as consumers entrapped in swelling debt, while overworked academics are forced to dedicate more time to admin than to teaching or research. | It's not that the university sector is strapped for cash. With more than 2,500 managerial staff on six-figure salaries and the average vice chancellor raking in &po…

Ann Brown (2022-07-27). 5 Things To Know About Star Poker Player Dwyte Pilgrim Who Has Cashed In $Millions In Tournaments. moguldom.com For the last decade or so, a poker player named Dwyte Pilgrim has been working his way up to the top of the professional poker world—and he hasn't been doing so quietly. Known for his Muhammad Ali-type chatter, Pilgrim has been not only been able to draw a crowd but a winning hand. In the …

Jim Hightower (2022-07-27). The Far Right Hates 'Woke' Society Because They Want One That's Asleep. otherwords.org Although we haven't even gotten through this year's midterm congressional elections, it's still not too early to start examining some of the characters who hope you'll make them president in 2024. | I know, you don't want to… but we must. | That's because corporate elites have already chosen their favorites, and they intend to use massive sums of money, lies, more money, PR slickum, and even more money to slide their toady into the Oval Office — hoping you don't discover until it's too late that their chosen one really is a toad. | Take Ron DeSantis. The GOP's far-right, power-hungry, narcissistic Florida…

_____ (2022-07-27). United Kingdom: New Rail Strike Disrupts Train Services. popularresistance.org Over 40,000 railway workers across Britain are taking a 24-hour strike on Wednesday, bringing another day of widespread delays and cancellations. | The action by workers from Network Rail, 14 train companies, and members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT), has left only one out of five trains running on average and stopped train service altogether in some parts of the country. The strike is part of the ongoing dispute between unions and companies over pay, job security and working conditions. | People across the United Kingdom are struggling against rising living costs and seeing their salaries eaten…

Bruce T. Boccardy (2022-07-27). Myths and Reality as US Oligarchs Devour Economy. commondreams.org Our economic model is failing a significant number of the middle class and the working class. And how we calculate the status of our economy matters.

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