2022-07-29: News Headlines

WSWS (2022-07-29). Sri Lankan regime extends its arrests of leading anti-government protesters. wsws.org While the repression is targeting protest activists, government moves are in preparation for a far broader crackdown on the working class.

Editor (2022-07-29). The value of the federal minimum wage is at its lowest point in 66 years. mronline.org The value of the federal minimum wage has reached its lowest point in 66 years, according to an EPI analysis of recently released Consumer Price Index (CPI) data.

Staff (2022-07-29). El ángel que de Galicia voló a Birán. cubadebate.cu àÅngel vino al mundo en una España de caciquismo y oligarquía en la que no había espacio para todos. Esa España pobre maltratada por los ricos, frustrada ante tantos problemas que había que resolver, y que los escritores de la Generación del 98 expusieron acertadamente en su obra. àÅngel Castro podría haber sido perfectamente un poeta, porque trajo luz al mundo.

Toward increased Networking (2022-07-29). 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.

Andrea Widburg (2022-07-29). Reducing Nitrogen Output Destroys Farms: Ireland Joins Canada and the Netherlands in Contributing to World Famine. globalresearch.ca

Labor Video Project (2022-07-29). 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.

WSWS (2022-07-29). Australia's Labor treasurer declares working people must swallow "tough medicine" amid inflation crisis. wsws.org Chalmers reiterated Labor's commitment to an austerity agenda aimed at forcing the working class to pay for the deepening economic crisis, but the financial press has complained that he did not outline concrete measures to carry this out.

Russiancouncil.ru (2022-07-28). Round Table "Future of the Settlement of the Situation in Syria in the Context of the Ukrainian Conflict" russiancouncil.ru In the framework of the event, there was a presentation of the RIAC working paper "Political Economic Model for Settling the Situation in Syria in the Context of the Ukrainian Conflict"

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.

Staff (2022-07-28). Towards freedom: Palestinian prisoner Raed Rayan suspends hunger strike after 113 days of struggle with agreement for his release. samidoun.net After 113 days of struggle and sacrifice to win his freedom, Palestinian prisoner Raed Rayan — jailed without charge or trial under Israeli "administrative detention" — has suspended his hunger strike with an agreement for his release. Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network salutes Rayan and his fellow prisoners on their unceasing dedication to put their …

WSWS (2022-07-28). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org Pilots and cabin crew at Ryanair across Europe continue pay strikes, as ground handling staff stage 24-hour pay walkout at Lufthansa, Germany; UK train drivers at two more rail operators in overwhelming vote to join national strike, unions prevent united mobilisation; UK bus drivers' pay stoppage continues at Arriva North West, more Arriva depots ballot but unions oppose a unified fight; Lebanese National News Agency declares indefinite strike as wages collapse and poverty reaches 74 percent of population…

____ (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.

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

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…

Isaac Lozano (2022-07-28). With Referendum Off Until 2024, California Lawmakers Must Act on $18 Minimum Wage. commondreams.org California's low-wage workers need a minimum wage hike. The Legislature should make it happen.

Ana Perdigón (2022-07-28). Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Seeks to Secede From British Crown. orinocotribune.com On Monday, July 25, the prime minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Ralph Gonsalves, proposed to hold a referendum allowing the population of the Caribbean island to decide whether or not to replace Queen Elizabeth II as head of state. Of the commonwealth nations, comprised of 56 sovereign states that were formerly British colonies, only 15 of them continue to recognize the queen as their head of state. | Gonsalves made the proposal to the Parliament of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and it requires bipartisan support to be approved. Therefore, Gonsalves asked the opposition if they were willing to sup…

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.

Deweylaura (2022-07-28). Marxist IQ: A people's culture. cpusa.org Capitalism sees cultural production (literature, theater, painting, films) as both commodities to be produced for profit and expressions of ruling-class ideology. But artists influenced by both Marxism and the struggles of the working class have produced work to advance working-class consciousness. This Marxist IQ is dedicated to those artists and their work. 1. World-famous …

_____ (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…

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…

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…

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…

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