Monthly Archives: August 2022

2022-08-31: News Headlines

Infobrics (2022-08-31). Indian, Russian Banks in Talks to Conduct Bilateral Business in Local Currencies. infobrics.org Indian Banks' Association (IBA) is reportedly working to facilitate talks between over 15 Russian banks with Indian lenders so as to clear the way for bilateral business in their respective local currencies…

WSWS (2022-08-31). Structural shifts in global economy driving central bankers' class war program. wsws.org At this year's Jackson Hole meeting, Fed chair Powell set the stage for the response, taken up by all participants, that central banks must not waver from interest rate hikes and, if necessary, go beyond the measures carried out by Fed chair Paul Volcker in the 1980s that produced economic devastation for the working class in the US and internationally under the banner of "fighting inflation."

WSWS (2022-08-31). New Australian Labor government intensifies assault on working class and war preparations against China. wsws.org These remarks were delivered by Cheryl Crisp, the national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (SEP) in Australia, to the Seventh National Congress of the SEP (US), held from July 31 to August 5, 2022.

Binoy Kampmark (2022-08-31). Beggars in Surplus: Australia's University Gangsters. dissidentvoice.org With the election of a new government in Australia in May, the begging bowls were being readied by administrators in the university sector. Bloated, ungainly, ruthless and uneven in quality, the country's universities, for the most part, had inadvertently made their case for more public funding harder. Initially ravaged by poor investment decisions, notably in …

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-08-31). Mayo Clinic Minute: How staring at screens can affect your vision. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org More people working from home these days often means more hours looking at computer screens and mobile devices. And eye experts at Mayo Clinic say that could create some temporary vision problems. Reporter Jason Howland explains in this Mayo Clinic Minute. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/sO6ClDDtyyA Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1: 12) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. If you stare at a computer…

WSWS (2022-08-31). Climate-change driven floods ravage Pakistan, killing more than 1,100 and threatening millions with hunger and disease. wsws.org 33 million people, about 15 percent of Pakistan's population of 225 million, are said to have been directly impacted by the floods.

WSWS (2022-08-31). Licensed therapist explains the terrible working conditions behind strike of Kaiser mental health workers. wsws.org "Aside from the workload and the number of patients that we are expected to hold, the bigger struggle for me and many of my colleagues is that we're forced under a Kaiser system to practice unethically."

Fight Back (2022-08-31). University of Minnesota Teamsters picket, march against poverty wages. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN — More than 300 University of Minnesota (UMN) service workers represented by Teamsters Local 320, along with members AFSCME, students, faculty, and others, protested on the school's campus, August 30, to demand an end to poverty wages and abusive employment practices. | Local 320 represents 1500 workers at UMN who clean buildings, service dormitories, maintain grounds, prepare food, maintain HVAC systems, care for research animals, drive trucks, and perform other activities across the university's five campuses. Many of the workers are Black, including immigrants from Somalia, Ethiopia and…

Staff (2022-08-30). Romania: U.S. B-52s placed under NATO command for first time, practice offensive strikes. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATOAllied Air CommandAugust 29, 2022 B-52s brought under NATO command for the first time during mission over Romania U.S. B-52s came under NATO command and control for the first time ever during a Bomber Task Force training mission over Romania working out offensive and defensive manoeuvres with Allied fighters. The Allied aircraft from Canada, Romania …

Brett Wilkins (2022-08-30). 6 Million Afghans Facing Famine as US Refuses to Return $7 Billion in Seized Funds. commondreams.org "Biden should immediately reverse his executive order," said one humanitarian. "With millions of Afghans impoverished and starving, the U.S. must return to the Afghan people what is rightfully theirs."

Dave DeCamp (2022-08-30). One Year After Afghanistan Withdrawal, Millions of Afghans Facing Starvation as US Maintains Sanctions. news.antiwar.com Tuesday marked one year since the US completed its withdrawal from Afghanistan. While violence Martin Griffiths, the UN's humanitarian chief, urged donors to raise $770 million for Afghanistan aid and warned that six million Afghans are facing famine in an address to the UN Securit…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-30). How France Underdevelops Africa. libya360.wordpress.com Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 30 2022 (IPS) — Most sub-Saharan African French colonies got formal independence in the 1960s. But their economies have progressed little, leaving most people in poverty, and generally worse off than in other post-colonial African economies. Decolonization? Pre-Second World War colonial monetary arrangements were consolidated into the Colonies…

Imperial.ac.uk (2022-08-30). Two Imperial academics awarded Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowships. imperial.ac.uk Researchers working on water-splitting catalysts for hydrogen fuels and magnetic computing for more efficient AI have received fellowship funding.

Dana Sanchez (2022-08-30). Famous 'Black Swan' Author And Philosopher: American Universities Should Pay For Debt Forgiveness. moguldom.com Universities, not taxpayers, should pay for student loan debt forgiveness, author Nassim Nicholas Taleb wrote in a tweet critical of liberal arts degrees. Many have argued that President Joe Biden's $10,000 college student loan debt cancellation will benefit Black students and help close the racial wealth gap as Black students hold a disproportionate amount of …

Rep. Ron Paul (2022-08-30). Biden's Student Debt Forgiveness Scheme Is Unforgivable. globalresearch.ca

_____ (2022-08-30). If Biden Can Cancel Some Student Debt, He Can Cancel All Student Debt In The US. popularresistance.org "I cosigned for 70K in loans to put my disabled grandchild through a private college that would meet his specific needs," said a 70-year-old debtor I met during the Debt Collective's virtual older debtors' assembly in mid-August. "I don't think I'll be able to pay off these loans in my lifetime," another debtor told me. | As I listened to these stories in a Zoom breakout room, I couldn't help but feel overwhelmed by the conclusion that debt controls the lives of millions of people in the U.S., especially our most vulnerable. The Debt Collective, the nation's first debtors' union, is known for opening and facilita…

_____ (2022-08-30). Organizers Have Fought For Debt Cancellation For Over A Decade. popularresistance.org Following over a decade of activism against the United States' massive student debt crisis, President Biden announced a plan on Wednesday to cancel a significant amount of student loan debt for tens of millions of low and middle-income Americans. | Many organizers, whose work made the announcement possible, have viewed the news as a major victory for their movement. However, they also see it as just a small first step in a country where many borrowers — especially Black and Brown borrowers — are saddled with far deeper debts, and the root causes of educational inequity remain largely unaddressed. | "T…

WSWS (2022-08-30). Enough is Enough campaign: A political fraud in service to the Labour Party and TUC. wsws.org Enough is Enough has been launched to police and suppress immense social anger in the working class, to shield the Labour Party and trade unions from political challenge and prevent an uncontrolled eruption of the class struggle that would threaten the survival of British imperialism.

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-08-30). The Science Of College Debt In Black America: 11 Actual Facts And Numbers Black America Needs To Know. moguldom.com Since President Joe Biden announced his administration would forgive up to $20,000 in student loans per borrower, the conversation surrounding college debt has reached pitch. Some are celebrating the move, others have criticized it as too little too late, while others are outraged at the announcement and see it as giving an undeserved bailout to people who …

Don Thompson (2022-08-30). California weighs rules giving fast food workers more power. peoplesworld.org SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Since she came to California from Mexico 24 years ago, Maria Bernal has been supporting her family by often working two jobs at fast food restaurants. But she says she wound up living in a small Kia with her two youngest children, then ages 3 and 15, for six months after …

____ (2022-08-30). China Space Station: Experimental cabinets work well. ecns.cn The Wentian space application system of China's Space Station has been working well since the lab was launched and started operation on July 24, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) said on Monday.

WSWS (2022-08-30). Australia: NSW inquiry points to breakdown of public health services in rural areas. wsws.org Decades of underfunding have endangered the health of working people in rural areas, denying them essential services.

Julia Conley (2022-08-30). As US Workers Fight for Labor Rights, Public Support for Unions Soars to Five-Decade High. commondreams.org "Working people recognize the need for a collective voice and it shows," said one union leader.

Colin Todhunter (2022-08-30). Una crisis de alimentos y pobreza diseñada para asegurar el dominio permanente de EE. UU. globalizacion.ca En marzo de 2022, el secretario general de la ONU, Antonio Guterres , advirtió sobre un "huracán de hambre y el colapso del sistema alimentario mundial" a raíz de la crisis en Ucrania. | Guterres dijo que los precios de los…

_____ (2022-08-29). To Write Off its Debt, the US Stages Wars Everywhere. journal-neo.org The global economic crisis that has engulfed countries due to Washington's openly voluntarist and Russophobic policies has not only thrown the United States itself into chaos, but has also destroyed the world's multipolar model, changed the status of many states, and led to an increase in contradictions between states and coalitions. It is becoming increasingly …

_____ (2022-08-29). West's neoliberal 'age of abundance' is over, as war and sanctions boomerang home. popularresistance.org France's President Emmanuel Macron, a former banker, warned that "we are living the end of what could have seemed an era of abundance," calling it "a kind of major tipping point or a great upheaval." | Western wars and sanctions are boomeranging back at home. The neoliberal phase of capitalism is collapsing. | Neoliberalism has lost the key pillars it was built on: cheap energy and raw materials from Russia, cheap labor and consumer goods from China, an unsustainable bubble of household debt, low to zero interest rates, and Washington's ability to organize regime-change operations in any country where a governmen…

_____ (2022-08-29). West's Neoliberal 'Age Of Abundance' Is Over. popularresistance.org France's President Emmanuel Macron, a former banker, warned that "we are living the end of what could have seemed an era of abundance," calling it "a kind of major tipping point or a great upheaval." | Western wars and sanctions are boomeranging back at home. The neoliberal phase of capitalism is collapsing. | Neoliberalism has lost the key pillars it was built on: cheap energy and raw materials from Russia, cheap labor and consumer goods from China, an unsustainable bubble of household debt, low to zero interest rates, and Washington's ability to organize regime-change operations in any country where a governmen…

Jeffgang (2022-08-29). Thanks for Taking Action with Inequality.org. inequality.org

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2022-08-30: News Headlines

Staff (2022-08-30). Romania: U.S. B-52s placed under NATO command for first time, practice offensive strikes. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATOAllied Air CommandAugust 29, 2022 B-52s brought under NATO command for the first time during mission over Romania U.S. B-52s came under NATO command and control for the first time ever during a Bomber Task Force training mission over Romania working out offensive and defensive manoeuvres with Allied fighters. The Allied aircraft from Canada, Romania …

Anonymous Contributor (2022-08-30). Lillington, NC: 16-Person Hunger Strike Announced at Harnett Correctional. itsgoingdown.org Report on hunger-strike kicking off in Lillington, NC. The following is a statement from sixteen of the participants in the strike. On August 30th, sixteen prisoners housed in the SC-S 24 building of Harnett Correctional, in Lillington, NC went on an indefinite hunger strike. A supporter received the following statement, signed by all sixteen participants,…

____ (2022-08-30). China Space Station: Experimental cabinets work well. ecns.cn The Wentian space application system of China's Space Station has been working well since the lab was launched and started operation on July 24, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) said on Monday.

WSWS (2022-08-30). Australia: NSW inquiry points to breakdown of public health services in rural areas. wsws.org Decades of underfunding have endangered the health of working people in rural areas, denying them essential services.

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-08-30). Mayo Clinic Minute: How staring at screens can affect your vision. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org More people working from home these days often means more hours looking at computer screens and mobile devices. And eye experts at Mayo Clinic say that could create some temporary vision problems. Reporter Jason Howland explains in this Mayo Clinic Minute. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/sO6ClDDtyyA Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1: 12) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. If you stare at a computer…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-29). An Engineered Food and Poverty Crisis to Secure Continued US Dominance. libya360.wordpress.com Colin Todhunter In March 2022, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned of a "hurricane of hunger and a meltdown of the global food system" in the wake of the crisis in Ukraine. Guterres said food, fuel and fertiliser prices were skyrocketing with supply chains being disrupted and added this is hitting the poorest the hardest and planting the seeds for…

WSWS (2022-08-29). Baltic governments use war in Ukraine to accelerate removal of Soviet World War II monuments. wsws.org The reactionary campaign is designed to sow ethnic divisions and erase from historical memory the defeat of fascism and the massive victory it signified for both the Soviet and international working class.

Staff (2022-08-29). Afghanistan: One Year of Taliban Rule, Event Transcript. cepr.net August 15, 2022 marked one year since the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, and the Biden administration's subsequent decision to block the Afghan central bank from accessing roughly $7 billion of its international reserves held in the United States. In that year, Afghanistan has become home to the world's largest humanitarian crisis, with more than half the population facing acute food insecurity, and near-universal poverty. | In advance of that anniversary,

_____ (2022-08-29). To Write Off its Debt, the US Stages Wars Everywhere. journal-neo.org The global economic crisis that has engulfed countries due to Washington's openly voluntarist and Russophobic policies has not only thrown the United States itself into chaos, but has also destroyed the world's multipolar model, changed the status of many states, and led to an increase in contradictions between states and coalitions. It is becoming increasingly …

_____ (2022-08-29). West's neoliberal 'age of abundance' is over, as war and sanctions boomerang home. popularresistance.org France's President Emmanuel Macron, a former banker, warned that "we are living the end of what could have seemed an era of abundance," calling it "a kind of major tipping point or a great upheaval." | Western wars and sanctions are boomeranging back at home. The neoliberal phase of capitalism is collapsing. | Neoliberalism has lost the key pillars it was built on: cheap energy and raw materials from Russia, cheap labor and consumer goods from China, an unsustainable bubble of household debt, low to zero interest rates, and Washington's ability to organize regime-change operations in any country where a governmen…

_____ (2022-08-29). West's Neoliberal 'Age Of Abundance' Is Over. popularresistance.org France's President Emmanuel Macron, a former banker, warned that "we are living the end of what could have seemed an era of abundance," calling it "a kind of major tipping point or a great upheaval." | Western wars and sanctions are boomeranging back at home. The neoliberal phase of capitalism is collapsing. | Neoliberalism has lost the key pillars it was built on: cheap energy and raw materials from Russia, cheap labor and consumer goods from China, an unsustainable bubble of household debt, low to zero interest rates, and Washington's ability to organize regime-change operations in any country where a governmen…

WSWS (2022-08-29). Central bankers back Fed's war on the working class. wsws.org It is significant that in his very short speech to the Jackson Hole conclave, Fed chair Jerome Powell made two references to former chair Paul Volcker whose high interest rate regime in the 1980s resulted in economic devastation for millions of workers.

Zero Hedge (2022-08-29). UK "Passed Debt and Death Sentence on Millions" by Increasing Energy Price Cap by 80%, Driving Millions into Poverty. globalresearch.ca

TeleSUR (2022-08-29). Real Problem Is Tuition Costs Being Out of Control in US: CNN. telesurenglish.net Canceling student debt won't fix the problem that tuition costs are out of control in the United States, said CNN in an analysis report published on Sunday. | RELATED: | U.S. President Joe Biden announced a sweeping effort last week to cancel up to 20,000 U.S. dollars in student loan debt for eligible borrowers. The decision has sparked controversy in the country. | The report pointed out that "whatever your opinion is on Biden…

Daven McQueen (2022-08-29). Boston Liberation Center celebrates a year of organizing, education and struggle! liberationnews.org Over 100 people gathered at the Boston Liberation Center on Aug. 21 to celebrate the organizing center's first anniversary. The Boston Liberation Center is a working class community center located at 194 Blue Hill Avenue in the heart of Roxbury, a historically Black neighborhood and one of the oldest neighborhoods in Boston.

Jim McMahan (2022-08-29). Kent educators' strike opens school year. workers.org Seattle Over 1,700 educators went on strike in working-class Kent, Washington, near Seattle, to open the school year. On Aug. 22, 1,600 school workers voted by 94% to walk out, according to Kent Education Association Vice-President Layla Jones. Picket lines of the KEA went up Aug. 25, and by the . . . |

Staff (2022-08-29). The Pandemic Rise in Self-Employment: Who Is Working for Themselves Now? cepr.net Key Findings: | The increase in self-employment was disproportionately among women and especially non-white women. | The rise in self-employment is much larger among workers with young children (under age 6) in the household than those without young children. | Although reasons for choosing self-employment vary, the ongoing childcare crisis has made it difficult for working-class mothers with young children to seek or maintain conventional payroll jobs. Part of the rise in self-employment is likely due to some of these mothers shifting from payroll jobs to self-employment in order to meet work-family res…

Jeffgang (2022-08-29). Thanks for Taking Action with Inequality.org. inequality.org

Staff (2022-08-29). Khalil Awawdeh's message to the world: "Our cause is just, regardless of the high price paid" samidoun.net Palestinian prisoner Khalil Awawdeh, on his 180th day of hunger strike, issued a video message to the people of the world, where he speaks slowly and laboriously, with his emaciated body visible, highlighting the justice of the Palestinian cause: "Oh, free people of the world, this suffering body, of which nothing remains but skin and …

Brett Wilkins (2022-08-29). Major League Baseball Players Launch Drive to Unionize 'Outdated, Exploitative' Minors. commondreams.org "Minor leaguers represent our game's future and deserve wages and working conditions that befit elite athletes who entertain millions of baseball fans nationwide."

Jon Queally (2022-08-29). 'Genocide of His People Is Complete': Last Member of Isolated Brazilian Tribe Found Dead. commondreams.org "For this was indeed a genocide—the deliberate wiping out of an entire people by cattle ranchers hungry for land and wealth," said one Indigenous rights campaigner.

WSWS (2022-08-29). American University staff union calls off five day strike against poverty-level pay and management abuses. wsws.org The AU workers' strike brought them into a conflict against not just the campus, but against powerful sections of the Democratic Party and corporate apparatus.

Staff (2022-08-29). La crisis de precios desata el verano del descontento en Reino Unido: Pobreza energética y clubs de comida para la clase media. cubadebate.cu Cuando el kilo de mantequilla llega a las 10 libras (12 euros) y llenar el tanque gasolina te sale por 100 libras (120 euros), cuando te dicen que la luz y la calefacción te van a costar hasta 3.244 libras al año (3.800 euros), y cada vez más gente se ve en el dilema entre comer o pagar las facturas, es el momento de exigir respuestas a los políticos.

_____ (2022-08-28). How Rural America's Assets Have Been Systematically Stripped Away. popularresistance.org Since the 1980s, financial capital has developed imaginative new ways to strip and seize the assets present in rural zones, whether these be mutually-owned banks, industries, cooperatively-owned grain elevators, local newspapers, hospitals, people's homes, or stores located in towns and malls." In the wake of the fiscal austerity agenda enacted by financial and political elites in the late 20th century, the vast majority of the wealth created in America's countryside "has accrued to shareholders in corporations and financial institutions headquartered in a handful of distant, economically dynamic urban centers."

_____ (2022-08-28). China's Development Path: Indigenous Innovation And Global Competition. popularresistance.org In our INET working paper, "China's Development Path," we employ the "social conditions of innovative enterprise" framework to analyze the key determinants of China's development path from the economic reforms of 1978 to the present. First, we focus on how government investments in human capabilities and physical infrastructure provided foundational support for the emergence of Chinese enterprises capable of technological learning. Second, we delve into the main modes by which Chinese firms engaged in technological learning from abroad—joint ventures with foreign multinationals, global value chains, and exp…

Staff (2022-08-28). First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba begins working visit to Vietnam. en.cubadebate.cu The First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba, Gerardo Peñalver Portal, arrived in Hanoi this Sunday to co-chair the seventh round of political consultations between foreign ministries. Gerardo Peñalver Portal was received at the N·ªôi Bà i international airport by Le C·ªông Tien, deputy director general for the Americas of the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Cuban ambassador Orlando Hernández Guillén. The First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba makes his first tour of the Indochina region.

Dave LIndorff (2022-08-28). Enough With the Unseemly Whining About Student Debt Forgiveness! thiscantbehappening.net The greed, self interest and racism of US citizens never ceases to amaze and appall me. President Biden was dragged, against his own wishes, into using his executive authority to cancel a paltry $10.000 in federally insured student college debt for all those former students with current income of less than $125,000, and an … |

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2022-08-29: News Headlines

WSWS (2022-08-29). Baltic governments use war in Ukraine to accelerate removal of Soviet World War II monuments. wsws.org The reactionary campaign is designed to sow ethnic divisions and erase from historical memory the defeat of fascism and the massive victory it signified for both the Soviet and international working class.

WSWS (2022-08-29). Central bankers back Fed's war on the working class. wsws.org It is significant that in his very short speech to the Jackson Hole conclave, Fed chair Jerome Powell made two references to former chair Paul Volcker whose high interest rate regime in the 1980s resulted in economic devastation for millions of workers.

WSWS (2022-08-29). American University staff union calls off five day strike against poverty-level pay and management abuses. wsws.org The AU workers' strike brought them into a conflict against not just the campus, but against powerful sections of the Democratic Party and corporate apparatus.

Staff (2022-08-29). La crisis de precios desata el verano del descontento en Reino Unido: Pobreza energética y clubs de comida para la clase media. cubadebate.cu Cuando el kilo de mantequilla llega a las 10 libras (12 euros) y llenar el tanque gasolina te sale por 100 libras (120 euros), cuando te dicen que la luz y la calefacción te van a costar hasta 3.244 libras al año (3.800 euros), y cada vez más gente se ve en el dilema entre comer o pagar las facturas, es el momento de exigir respuestas a los políticos.

Benjamin Norton (2022-08-28). West's neoliberal 'age of abundance' is over, as war and sanctions boomerang home. multipolarista.com France's President Macron warned of the end of "an era of abundance." Western wars and sanctions are boomeranging back at home. The neoliberal phase of capitalism is collapsing, having lost cheap Russian energy and cheap labor and consumer goods from China, and with regime-change ops failing.

WSWS (2022-08-28). Union-backed arbitration decision condemns Canadian Pacific Rail workers to real-terms pay cut, onerous working conditions. wsws.org The arbitration award, the outcome of the Teamsters' sabotage of last March's militant strike, retains the brutal scheduling regime and dangerous working conditions that prevail across North America's railroads.

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2022-08-28: News Headlines

Benjamin Norton (2022-08-28). West's neoliberal 'age of abundance' is over, as war and sanctions boomerang home. multipolarista.com France's President Macron warned of the end of "an era of abundance." Western wars and sanctions are boomeranging back at home. The neoliberal phase of capitalism is collapsing, having lost cheap Russian energy and cheap labor and consumer goods from China, and with regime-change ops failing.

WSWS (2022-08-27). Pledging "pain," Federal Reserve declares war on the working class. wsws.org Jerome Powell's Jackson Hole speech outlined a policy of class war on workers aimed at sustaining record profits, with US corporate profit margins recently hitting a 72-year high.

Omar Ocampo (2022-08-27). A Proposed Wealth Tax on Colombia's 4,700+ Richest Would Raise $1 Billion. commondreams.org The progressive tax proposed by Colombian President Gustavo Petro would impact a small percentage of the nation's wealthiest while raising millions to address widening inequality.

WSWS (2022-08-27). German workers pay the cost of war as gas and electricity prices skyrocket. wsws.org A price rise tsunami is racing toward working-class households, which means ruin for many. Experts predict that the official inflation rate at the end of the year will be 10 percent, several times higher than the wage settlements agreed by the trade unions.

_____ (2022-08-27). The Terrifying Research Nuclear Powers Don't Want You To See. popularresistance.org Humanity is, according to United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, "just one misunderstanding, one miscalculation away from nuclear annihilation." The warning , made at the Tenth Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, arrives at a time of alarmingly heightened tensions around the world. Just a few days after Guterres made that statement, Nature Food published a harrowing scientific paper that drove home the UN Secretary General's message: "Global food insecurity and famine from the reduced crop, marine fishery and livestock production due to climate d…

WSWS (2022-08-27). Warning strike at Frankfurt University Hospital in Germany. wsws.org A two-day warning strike left the Frankfurt University Hospital paralyzed until Friday evening. More than 4,000 non-medical employees are taking part, protesting against staff shortages and catastrophic working conditions.

WSWS (2022-08-27). Contra Costa County Educators move towards a potential strike over pay and class sizes. wsws.org Potential strike of 90 teachers, who educate students with mental and physical disabilities, after working in unsafe conditions for months.

_____ (2022-08-27). Teachers Suspect Mayor Tried To Fire Them For Opposing New Scrapyard. popularresistance.org Chicago, Illinois – In late July, Lauren Bianchi and Chuck Stark, two teachers at George Washington High School on the Southeast Side of Chicago, were on the verge of losing their jobs. In what Chicago Teachers Union officers suspect was an act of retaliation from Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Chicago Public Schools recommended that Bianchi and Stark be fired for their involvement in the student-, teacher-, and community-led effort to stop the relocation of the General Iron metal shredder from the wealthy Northside neighborhood of Lincoln Park to a site half a mile from their school. With the union and their community be…

_____ (2022-08-27). Don't Charge Trump With Espionage. popularresistance.org Former President Donald Trump shouldn't be charged with espionage for taking classified documents with him —some of them apparently very highly classified — when he left the White House for semi-retirement at his Mar-a-Lago home. | Nobody should be charged with espionage unless they are working for a foreign power and mean harm to the United States. The Espionage Act, which was written 105 years ago to combat German saboteurs, is rarely used now to target spies and traitors. Instead, it's used as a cudgel to silence whistleblowers, journalists, and occasionally a stupid former president. | To understa…

Scorinoco (2022-08-27). Chinese Company Ships Crude From Venezuela, Defying US Sanctions. orinocotribune.com China has entrusted a defense-focused state firm to ship Venezuelan crude oil, in a clear defiance of US sanctions against Venezuela. | Since November 2020, China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp (CASIC) has been in charge of transporting millions of barrels of Venezuelan oil as part of a deal to offset Caracas' debt to Beijing. This was reported as an exclusive by British news agency Startin…

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2022-08-27: News Headlines

WSWS (2022-08-27). Pledging "pain," Federal Reserve declares war on the working class. wsws.org Jerome Powell's Jackson Hole speech outlined a policy of class war on workers aimed at sustaining record profits, with US corporate profit margins recently hitting a 72-year high.

WSWS (2022-08-27). German workers pay the cost of war as gas and electricity prices skyrocket. wsws.org A price rise tsunami is racing toward working-class households, which means ruin for many. Experts predict that the official inflation rate at the end of the year will be 10 percent, several times higher than the wage settlements agreed by the trade unions.

WSWS (2022-08-27). Warning strike at Frankfurt University Hospital in Germany. wsws.org A two-day warning strike left the Frankfurt University Hospital paralyzed until Friday evening. More than 4,000 non-medical employees are taking part, protesting against staff shortages and catastrophic working conditions.

WSWS (2022-08-27). Contra Costa County Educators move towards a potential strike over pay and class sizes. wsws.org Potential strike of 90 teachers, who educate students with mental and physical disabilities, after working in unsafe conditions for months.

Juan Cole (2022-08-27). Pakistan: Climate Emergency-Driven, biblical Floods affect 33 million People Leave Millions Homeless. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) &#1 ; Heavy flooding in southern Pakistan has destroyed or damaged 670,000 homes, according to Reliefweb. During an ordinary monsoon season in Pakistan beginning in June and ending in September, there would be four waves of precipitation. There have been eight such waves since June. Households in that country have an average …

WSWS (2022-08-26). Former Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher, pardoned by Trump for war crimes, provided "training" to police in Tallahassee, Florida. wsws.org Terrified by growing socialist consciousness and militancy in the working class, police departments are actively seeking paramilitary training from murderous war criminals.

Staff (2022-08-26). Twitterstorm Friday, 26 August: #FreeKhalil #FreeThemAll &#1 ; Our Social Media Toolkit. samidoun.net #FreeKhalil #FreeThemAll Twitterstorm Friday, 26 August 2022 10 am Pacific &#1 ; 1 pm Eastern &#1 ; 7 pm central Europe &#1 ; 8 pm Palestine Link to sample tweets: bit.ly/freekhaliltweet Palestinian prisoner Khalil Awawdeh has continued his hunger strike for the 176th day. Since his detention was "suspended" on Friday, 19 August, he has been held in …

Ann Brown (2022-08-26). Do You Qualify For $10,000-$20,000 Federal College Debt Cancellation? The Official Black American Guide. moguldom.com On Aug. 24, President Joe Biden announced his long-awaited plan to cancel billions of dollars in college student loan debt, a campaign promise that many said took too long to be fulfilled. Under the plan, the government will cancel up to $10,000 in student loan debt for borrowers making less than $125,000 a year, or …

Dana Sanchez (2022-08-26). 2 Former Obama Administration Economists Warn Biden's College Debt Cancellation Is Inflationary. moguldom.com Economists who have worked inside the government and out disagree on the effect President Joe Biden's student loan debt forgiveness plan will have on the economy, and whether or not it will exert an inflationary pull on already overheated consumer prices. The plan will forgive $10,000 to $20,000 of federal student loan debt for borrowers …

Isabella (2022-08-26). You Can't Fix the Economy by Hurting People. inequality.org

WSWS (2022-08-26). Union representing 55,000 Ontario, Canada education support workers delays strike vote, as Ford government unveils wage-cutting plan. wsws.org The government's proposed four-year deal is a declaration of war on the working class. The below-inflation pay offer sets the stage for an intensification of the assault on public education and an escalation of attacks on the living standards of all workers.

_____ (2022-08-26). Congress Considers A National Domestic Workers Bill Of Rights. popularresistance.org $71,610.03: the back wages, interest, and civil penalties paid to a live-in domestic worker by their negligent employer in Seattle. In July, King5 News reported, the city's Office of Labor Standards orchestrated the employer's settlement — redress for their failure to pay minimum wage, provide overtime pay, and track payment. | "I would encourage other domestic workers to come forward and not to be afraid if they believe that the contracts and the form of payment are not being fulfilled according to the work that is done," the anonymous domestic worker shared in the wake of her repayment. | In 2018, exactly…

WSWS (2022-08-26). South African trade unions organise "stay away" as warning to ANC. wsws.org COSATU and Saftu are desperately seeking to restore the credibility of the trade unions, guaranteeing the political ties necessary for the capitalists to maintain their exploitation over the working class, and to warn the African National Congress it is sitting on a social volcano.

Ryan Black (2022-08-26). One Way Out Of The White House Political Box On Student Debt. progressivehub.net DAVID DAYEN | THE AMERICAN PROSPECT…

Dana Sanchez (2022-08-26). Biden Government Pulls 'This You?' On MAGA, Exposes Millions Of Forgiven PPP Loans Distributed To Members Of Congress. moguldom.com After conservative critics called President Joe Biden "unfair" for canceling student debt with a policy that will forgive up to $20,000 in loans per borrower, the White House responded by exposing millions of dollars in forgiven covid relief loans given to members of Congress. Frequent Biden critic Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) criticized President Joe …

Dean Baker (2022-08-26). How Biden Got It Just Right on Student Loan Forgiveness. cepr.net The Biden administration's debt forgiveness plan is not perfect, but it is a big step that will help tens of millions of people. That's pretty good for government work.

JANET (2022-08-26). A Marxist view of the search at Mar-a-Lago. iacenter.org By John Catalinotto August 23, 2022 Aug. 21 — The most recent conflict among U.S. ruling institutions displays the depth of the crises wracking U.S. imperialism. As U.S. worldwide dominance declines and the government at home fails to stem growing inequality or resolve health and climate disasters, internal conflicts are sharpening. U.S. ruling-class organizations are battling for control of the U.S. capitalist regime —which decides how and for whom $3 trillion is spent each year. What's unusual is that politicians and pundits have taken public positions contrasting with their past positions. How the…

Rebekah (2022-08-26). Want More Teachers? Start Valuing Education. inequality.org

Jordan Jace (2022-08-26). Inmates declare hunger strike in Rhode Island's maximum security prison. liberationnews.org Inmates at Rhode Island's maximum security prison began a hunger strike August 21, sparked by the recent heat wave sending prisoners to the hospital.

Staff (2022-08-26). 29 August, NYC: Emergency rally to free Khalil Awawdeh and all Palestinian Prisoners. samidoun.net Monday, 29 August | 5 pm | Washington Square Park, NYC | Meet under the Arch | Info: Come show your support for Khalil Awawdeh, on hunger strike for over 177 days, and all Palestinian prisoners!

Staff (2022-08-26). China's illegal timber business is stripping Suriname's forests. aninews.in Paramaribo [Suriname], May 22 (ANI): China's hunger for timber is stripping Suriname's forests.

Brett Wilkins (2022-08-26). 'Historic Victory': Chipotle Workers in Michigan Vote to Form Fastfood Chain's First Union. commondreams.org "What this vote shows is that workers are going to keep taking the fight to big corporations like Chipotle and demand the working conditions we deserve," said an 18-year-old organizer at the chain eatery's Lansing location.

WSWS (2022-08-26). The social and political crisis in the UK and the tasks of the working class. wsws.org These remarks were delivered by Chris Marsden, the national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (UK), to the Seventh National Congress of the SEP (US), held from July 31 to August 5, 2022.

Robert Norse (2022-08-26). Letter to Mayor Brunner on City Council's Latest Homeless Hayride. indybay.org I wrote a letter to Mayor Brunner regarding the City's end run around human decency in the Benchlands. Item 19 is a double-barreled blast at those outside–showcasing an empty report that has no significant expansion of shelter for the planned Benchlands demolition. As well as a seizure of homeless funding–using it as demolition money.

Brett Wilkins (2022-08-26). Ted Cruz Worries Working Class Might 'Get Off the Bong' and Vote After Student Debt Relief. commondreams.org "Republicans revealing what they REALLY think about the working class," said one progressive commentator.

WSWS (2022-08-26). The CDC minimizes the danger of monkeypox among children as students begin returning to school. wsws.org The CDC's cursory guidance posted as answers to Frequently Asked Questions only downplays and minimizes the concerns working families have about the safety of schools for their children.

WSWS (2022-08-26). Britain's TUC launches farcical campaign for £15 an hour minimum wage by 2030. wsws.org The Trades Union Congress' announcement reveals an organisation hostile to the working class, and indifferent to the social distress gripping millions.

Mark Gruenberg (2022-08-26). Pandemic resulted in more worker militancy among other workplace changes. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—The coronavirus pandemic, which isn't over yet, has wreaked massive changes on the world of work. At the height of the coronavirus-caused closures in June 2020, 31.3% of U.S. workers teleworked from home, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, through its American Community Survey, reported. That totaled 44.64 million workers, including 41% of working women in …

WSWS (2022-08-26). Columbus Kroger workers: Vote NO on the UFCW's "new" contract! Build support in the working class for a counter-offensive for better wages and working conditions! wsws.org The "new" contract is no different than the one which workers rejected in July. Little wonder it only took the UFCW a day to "negotiate" it with Kroger management.

WSWS (2022-08-26). Biden announces limited student debt relief. wsws.org For most students, $10,000 of loan debt would be forgiven, eliminating less than a third of the total.

_____ (2022-08-25). Cancel All The Student Debt Now. popularresistance.org President Biden announced today that his administration was taking two actions with regards to the student debt crisis affecting tens of millions of people in the United States. The administration pushed back the deadline for the resumption of student loan payments until the end of the year, and up to $10,000 of student debt will be forgiven for those making less than $125,000 a year (or $20,000 for Pell Grant recipients). | The cancellation of student debt — which now totals over $1.7 trillion — has been a longstanding demand of the mass movements of the past decade. The popularity of this demand and…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-25). Nehanda Abiodun and the Legacy of Resistance to the Prison Industrial Complex. libya360.wordpress.com Abayomi Azikiwe African American revolutionary exemplified the movement to end national oppression and the criminalization of a people Black August Series No. 4 Since the early 1980s, the prison population in the United States has grown exponentially with African Americans, Latin Americans and other working class people making up the majority of those incarcerated in…

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2022-08-26: News Headlines

WSWS (2022-08-26). Former Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher, pardoned by Trump for war crimes, provided "training" to police in Tallahassee, Florida. wsws.org Terrified by growing socialist consciousness and militancy in the working class, police departments are actively seeking paramilitary training from murderous war criminals.

Staff (2022-08-26). Twitterstorm Friday, 26 August: #FreeKhalil #FreeThemAll &#1 ; Our Social Media Toolkit. samidoun.net #FreeKhalil #FreeThemAll Twitterstorm Friday, 26 August 2022 10 am Pacific &#1 ; 1 pm Eastern &#1 ; 7 pm central Europe &#1 ; 8 pm Palestine Link to sample tweets: bit.ly/freekhaliltweet Palestinian prisoner Khalil Awawdeh has continued his hunger strike for the 176th day. Since his detention was "suspended" on Friday, 19 August, he has been held in …

WSWS (2022-08-26). Union representing 55,000 Ontario, Canada education support workers delays strike vote, as Ford government unveils wage-cutting plan. wsws.org The government's proposed four-year deal is a declaration of war on the working class. The below-inflation pay offer sets the stage for an intensification of the assault on public education and an escalation of attacks on the living standards of all workers.

Jordan Jace (2022-08-26). Inmates declare hunger strike in Rhode Island's maximum security prison. liberationnews.org Inmates at Rhode Island's maximum security prison began a hunger strike August 21, sparked by the recent heat wave sending prisoners to the hospital.

Robert Norse (2022-08-26). Letter to Mayor Brunner on City Council's Latest Homeless Hayride. indybay.org I wrote a letter to Mayor Brunner regarding the City's end run around human decency in the Benchlands. Item 19 is a double-barreled blast at those outside–showcasing an empty report that has no significant expansion of shelter for the planned Benchlands demolition. As well as a seizure of homeless funding–using it as demolition money.

WSWS (2022-08-26). The CDC minimizes the danger of monkeypox among children as students begin returning to school. wsws.org The CDC's cursory guidance posted as answers to Frequently Asked Questions only downplays and minimizes the concerns working families have about the safety of schools for their children.

Staff (2022-08-26). China's illegal timber business is stripping Suriname's forests. aninews.in Paramaribo [Suriname], May 22 (ANI): China's hunger for timber is stripping Suriname's forests.

WSWS (2022-08-26). Biden announces limited student debt relief. wsws.org For most students, $10,000 of loan debt would be forgiven, eliminating less than a third of the total.

WSWS (2022-08-26). Columbus Kroger workers: Vote NO on the UFCW's "new" contract! Build support in the working class for a counter-offensive for better wages and working conditions! wsws.org The "new" contract is no different than the one which workers rejected in July. Little wonder it only took the UFCW a day to "negotiate" it with Kroger management.

Brad Wolf (2022-08-25). The Dance of Sympathy on a Planet Gone Mad. commondreams.org Working for peace and justice is not only the moral and right thing to do, but is also a creative expression of what it is to be human, an effort to eliminate war by bringing order to chaos and replacing violence with harmony.

Sarah Anderson (2022-08-25). Biden's Debt Cancellation Plan Is a Step Forward on the Racial Wealth Divide. inequality.org

Sarah Anderson, Brian Wakamo (2022-08-25). Biden's Student Debt Plan Is an Important Step Towards Narrowing the Racial Wealth Divide. commondreams.org Black students have had to take out larger loans and faced greater difficulty paying them back than other borrowers.

John Bachtell (2022-08-25). Biden order hailed as step toward total student loan debt cancellation. peoplesworld.org Over 43 million people will have some or all of their crippling student debt canceled, including 20 million entirely, under a historic executive order issued by Pres. Joe Biden. The student debt crisis has ballooned into a $1.75 trillion impossible burden for 45 million people and their families. Activists who have organized for cancelation for …

_____ (2022-08-25). Cancel All The Student Debt Now. popularresistance.org President Biden announced today that his administration was taking two actions with regards to the student debt crisis affecting tens of millions of people in the United States. The administration pushed back the deadline for the resumption of student loan payments until the end of the year, and up to $10,000 of student debt will be forgiven for those making less than $125,000 a year (or $20,000 for Pell Grant recipients). | The cancellation of student debt — which now totals over $1.7 trillion — has been a longstanding demand of the mass movements of the past decade. The popularity of this demand and…

Editor (2022-08-25). Biden's Student Loan Forgiveness Is a Drop in the Bucket. scheerpost.com A desperate statement spray-painted on a wall. [ By India Walton and Sam Rosenthal | As a presidential candidate, Joe Biden was hardly bullish on student debt cancellation. He was cajoled by progressives and his presidential primary opponents into adopting a more forceful student debt cancellation stance, one which ultimately helped win him the support of young voters. | Now, after a series of tepid moves, President Biden's grand statement in the student debt saga has arrived. To put it mildly, it's not very inspiring. Over t…

Misión Verdad (2022-08-25). China Pledges to Forgive Debt of 17 African Countries. orinocotribune.com China has pledged to forgive 23 interest-free loans for 17 African countries and will also provide food aid to nations in need. This was announced by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on August 18. | Wang Yi, in his statement given at the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, stated, "China will forgive 23 interest-free loans for 17 African countries that were due by the end of 2021." | Wang also assured that China wil…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-25). Nehanda Abiodun and the Legacy of Resistance to the Prison Industrial Complex. libya360.wordpress.com Abayomi Azikiwe African American revolutionary exemplified the movement to end national oppression and the criminalization of a people Black August Series No. 4 Since the early 1980s, the prison population in the United States has grown exponentially with African Americans, Latin Americans and other working class people making up the majority of those incarcerated in…

Orinoco Tribune 2 (2022-08-25). Tel Aviv Hiding Evidence of Ethnic Cleansing of Palestinians From Public: Israeli Media. orinocotribune.com The documents concern Israel's mass expulsion and ethnic cleansing of Palestinians in 1948, as well its secret nuclear program | According to a report by Hebrew newspaper Haaretz released on 22 August, Tel Aviv has been working through its defense ministry to hide historical documents related to the founding of the state of Israel, from the Israeli public. | The founding of Israel in 1948, known throughout the Arab world as the "Nakba," or catastrophe, involved the ethnic cleansing and mass expulsion of Palestinians from their land by ultra-nationalist Jewish gangs. | These gangs were later integrated into the Is…

TeleSUR (2022-08-25). Monsoon Rains Leave Over 900 Pakistanis Dead Since June. telesurenglish.net On Wednesday, Pakistan's National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) confirmed that 903 people were killed, nearly 1,300 injured, and thousands left homeless as heavy monsoon rains and flash floods continued to play havoc in the country since mid-June. | RELATED: | More than 70 people died and over 82,000 houses were damaged over the past 24 hours in various rain-related incidents in parts of the country. As the country struggl…

Isabella (2022-08-25). Weaponizing Charity to Advance a Political Agenda. inequality.org

SAM (2022-08-25). Can a Deeply Unequal Nation Totally Reverse Course? inequality.org

Jake Watkins (2022-08-25). No help for the homeless: Indianapolis to criminalize mutual aid distribution. peoplesworld.org INDIANAPOLIS—"The goal of this proposal is to punish our already suffering homeless communities," photographer Wildstyle DaProducer says about a new measure being considered that criminalizes distribution of food and other goods to the unhoused and poor in Indianapolis. The Indianapolis City-County Council is targeting mutual aid services under the guise of concerns for litter and …

Dr. D. Bruce Loisel (2022-08-25). Making A Case for Universal Free Housing. indybay.org Factually, the current homeless epidemic in California will never be solved unless we, as a society, are willing to provide no-cost housing for unhoused persons.

Alasdair Baverstock (2022-08-25). Mexico's campaign to recover stolen artifacts. america.cgtn.com Mexico, a country with a painful colonial history, is staging an international pressure campaign to get stolen artifacts and wealth returned to the country.

India Walton, Sam Rosenthal (2022-08-25). Why $10,000 in Student Debt Relief Is Not Enough. commondreams.org Joe Biden, and Democrats in Congress, should cancel student debt, all of it. But even that is only the beginning of what must be done to make higher education accessible for all.

Charlie Dyell (2022-08-24). Pensacola service workers walk out over unsafe working conditions. liberationnews.org On July 31, service industry workers staged a walkout at The Leisure Club cafe in Pensacola over intolerable working conditions.

Contributors (2022-08-24). Gravity power holds major promise for the decarbonization of electricity grids: Wind and energy get a lift from falling-weight technology. juancole.com By David Henry | &#1 ; ( Landscape News) &#1 ; The Energy Vault Resiliency Center, a scalable gravity-powered energy storage center that holds major promise for supporting clean energy transitions. Business Wire 4 August 2022 David Henry The general workings of gravity are nothing new: What goes up must come down. Over the past decade, scientists …

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2022-08-25: News Headlines

Staff (2022-08-25). Headlines for August 25, 2022. democracynow.org President Biden to Cancel Up to $20,000 of Student Debt Per Borrower, Federal Judge Blocks Part of Idaho's "Trigger Ban" Criminalizing Abortion Care, Russian Missile Attack on Ukrainian Train Station Kills at Least 25 Civilians, U.N. Chief Slams "Senseless War" in Ukraine on 6-Month Anniversary of Russian Invasion, Russian Dissident Arrested After Calling Russia's War in Ukraine an "Invasion", Fighting Shatters Truce in Ethiopia's War-Torn Tigray Region, California to Phase Out Sales of Gasoline-Powered Cars by 2035, Uvalde Schools Police Chief Pete Arredondo…

Dr. D. Bruce Loisel (2022-08-25). Making A Case for Universal Free Housing. indybay.org Factually, the current homeless epidemic in California will never be solved unless we, as a society, are willing to provide no-cost housing for unhoused persons.

Staff (2022-08-25). "Freedom Dreams": How Student Debt Crushes Black Women & Why Debt Relief Would Benefit Everyone. democracynow.org "Freedom Dreams: Black Women and the Student Debt Crisis," a new short documentary from The Intercept, profiles Black women educators and activists struggling under the weight of tens of thousands, or even hundreds of thousands, of dollars in student loan debt. It is directed by Astra Taylor and Erick Stoll, narrated by former Ohio state Senator Nina Turner, and was supported by the Economic Hardship Reporting Project. "A system where Black women do not have to be subject to crushing debt is a system that would benefit everyone," says Shamell Bell, one of the women featured in the film.

Sarah Anderson (2022-08-25). Biden's Debt Cancellation Plan Is a Step Forward on the Racial Wealth Divide. inequality.org

Editor (2022-08-25). Biden's Student Loan Forgiveness Is a Drop in the Bucket. scheerpost.com A desperate statement spray-painted on a wall. [ By India Walton and Sam Rosenthal | As a presidential candidate, Joe Biden was hardly bullish on student debt cancellation. He was cajoled by progressives and his presidential primary opponents into adopting a more forceful student debt cancellation stance, one which ultimately helped win him the support of young voters. | Now, after a series of tepid moves, President Biden's grand statement in the student debt saga has arrived. To put it mildly, it's not very inspiring. Over t…

Isabella (2022-08-25). Weaponizing Charity to Advance a Political Agenda. inequality.org

Staff (2022-08-25). Cancel It All: Debt Collective's Astra Taylor on Biden Plan & Need for Full Student Debt Relief. democracynow.org In a much-anticipated move, President Biden has signed an executive order Wednesday for student debt relief that could help more than 40 million borrowers by canceling up to $20,000 of their federal loans. Many advocates for canceling student debt say Biden's plan doesn't go far enough, while Republicans decry the plan as "student debt socialism." We speak to Astra Taylor, writer, filmmaker and co-director of the Debt Collective, a union for debtors and one of the original advocates for a debt jubilee that would cancel all student debt. Despite the mixed reaction, "this is incredibly…

Robert Norse (2022-08-25). Letter to Mayor Brunner on City Council's Latest Homeless Hayride. indybay.org I wrote a letter to Mayor Brunner regarding the City's end run around human decency in the Benchlands. Item 19 is a double-barreled blast at those outside–showcasing an empty report that has no significant expansion of shelter for the planned Benchlands demolition. As well as a seizure of homeless funding–using it as demolition money.

Vijay Prashad (2022-08-24). When People Want Housing in India, They Build It. orinocotribune.com By Vijay Prashad — Aug 18, 2022 | It all started with a survey. In April 2022, members of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), or CPI(M), went door to door in the town of Warangal in Telangana state. The party was already aware of challenges in the community but wanted to collect data before working on a plan of action. Thirty-five teams of three to four CPI(M) members and supporters went to 45,000 homes and learned how people were suffering from a range of issues, such as the lack of pensions and subsidised food. Many expressed anxieties around the absence of permanent housing, with a third saying that…

Joel Warner (2022-08-24). BREAKING NEWS: Biden Cuts Student Debt. levernews.com Today, after extensive pressure, President Joe Biden

WSWS (2022-08-24). UK National Health Service warns thousands will die due to unaffordable energy bills. wsws.org According to research published by the University of York last week, two thirds (65.8 percent) of all UK households will be trapped in fuel poverty by January. This equates to 18 million families, or 45 million people.

Colin Todhunter (2022-08-24). An Engineered Food and Poverty Crisis to Secure Continued U.S. Dominance. globalresearch.ca The issue is not food shortage but speculation on food commodities and the manipulation of an inherently flawed global food system that serves the interests of corporate agribusiness traders and suppliers of inputs at the expense of people's needs and genuine food security.

Liberation Staff (2022-08-24). PSL Editorial — Cancel ALL the student debt now! liberationnews.org All student loan debt should be canceled immediately. This is something that Biden has the power to do through executive order — he cannot blame obstruction by the Republicans or uncooperative Democrats like Joe Manchin.

Liberation Staff (2022-08-24). How U.S. Capitalism Buries Students in Debt. liberationnews.org How did we end up in a situation where borrowers have accumulated over $1.7 trillion in debt just because they wanted to get an education?>

Peter Certo (2022-08-24). In OtherWords: August 24, 2022. otherwords.org On Wednesday, President Biden took the huge step of cancelling up to $20,000 in student debt for working and middle-class borrowers. We'll have some valuable perspectives to offer on that very soon. | Canceling student debt will befit tens of millions of ordinary people, but it's an usual step for the federal government. This week in OtherWords, Rakeen Mabud takes aim at a much more common policy that has the opposite impact:

Dana Sanchez (2022-08-24). Biden Expected To Announce Student Debt Relief Of $10,000 For Borrowers With Income Less Than $125K. moguldom.com Under pressure from congressional Democrats, the Biden administration is expected to announce today the cancellation of up to $10,000 in student loan debt for borrowers who earn less than $125,000 income. Student loan payments have been on pause during the pandemic until now. President Joe Biden has been under pressure to forgive at least $ ,000 …

Charlie Dyell (2022-08-24). Pensacola service workers walk out over unsafe working conditions. liberationnews.org On July 31, service industry workers staged a walkout at The Leisure Club cafe in Pensacola over intolerable working conditions.

Staff (2022-08-24). Argentina: Cristina Kirchner Denounces Trial as 'Media-Judicial Firing Squad'. orinocotribune.com Despite the lack of evidence following three years of trial, and the blunders that the judiciary committed by taking "evidence" from other cases, the prosecutors asked for 12 years in prison and a lifetime political ban for Cristina Kirchner. The court, confirming its partiality, denied the former president and current vice-president of Argentina her right to expand the preliminary statement, which prompted a forceful response from her. | Rarely have the workings of the media-judicial-political system in Argentina been exposed with such clarity as we have seen with the nine-day display of a diversionary strategy…

_____ (2022-08-24). Minnesota Nurses' Strike Vote Puts Safety And Conditions In Spotlight. popularresistance.org Minnesota – Throughout the Covid pandemic, nurses around the US have faced deteriorating working conditions and challenges, from safety concerns to increasing workloads that have stemmed from understaffing as nurses have quit their jobs or retired early. | Those nurses who are still on the job at many hospitals say they have been expected to do more with fewer resources, an issue that nurses say is causing retention crises and jeopardizing patient safety and care. | Now nurses at 15 hospitals in the Twin Cities area (Minneapolis-St Paul) and Duluth, Minnesota, that are negotiating new union contracts with their r…

Ann Brown (2022-08-24). Black America Condemns WeWork Founder Raising $3 M From A16z After Prior Implosion. moguldom.com Adam Neumann co-founded New York-based co-working spaces, in 2010. It had a fast rise, expanding first with several locations nationwide before going global. But then several missteps by Neumann caused the company to implode. Despite this, Neumann has once again attracted major investment for yet another idea. This isn't sitting well with many in Black …

John Catalinotto (2022-08-24). WW commentary: A Marxist view of the search at Mar-a-Lago. workers.org Aug. 21 — The most recent conflict among U.S. ruling institutions displays the depth of the crises wracking U.S. imperialism. As U.S. worldwide dominance declines and the government at home fails to stem growing inequality or resolve health and climate disasters, internal conflicts are sharpening. Credit: Tony Murphy U.S. ruling-class . . . |

WSWS (2022-08-24). UAW presidential candidate Will Lehman: Mobilize the entire working class behind striking Columbus teachers! wsws.org This statement was issued by UAW presidential candidate Will Lehman in support of 4,000 teachers in Columbus, Ohio currently on strike.

Contributors (2022-08-24). Gravity power holds major promise for the decarbonization of electricity grids: Wind and energy get a lift from falling-weight technology. juancole.com By David Henry | &#1 ; ( Landscape News) &#1 ; The Energy Vault Resiliency Center, a scalable gravity-powered energy storage center that holds major promise for supporting clean energy transitions. Business Wire 4 August 2022 David Henry The general workings of gravity are nothing new: What goes up must come down. Over the past decade, scientists …

Sarah Anderson (2022-08-24). Recommended Labor Day Reading, Viewing, and Listening. inequality.org

____ (2022-08-24). Pandemic sets back poverty reduction efforts in Asia by 2 years: ADB report. ecns.cn The COVID-19 pandemic has set back the fight against poverty in Asia and the Pacific by at least two years, and many in the region will likely find it harder than before to escape poverty.

Matt Bruenig (2022-08-24). A Note on the Wharton Student Debt Forgiveness Model. peoplespolicyproject.org Yesterday, Junlei Chen of Penn Wharton released an | The description of Chen's methodology is sparse, but she appears to be using the Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF) to produce this estimate. As far as I know, the SCF is the only public data source that allows one to produce an estimate like this and the SCF is mentioned in the re…

John Bachtell (2022-08-24). Heartland Alliance workers say wages qualify them for its services. peoplesworld.org CHICAGO &#1 ; Over 0 workers are locked in a battle with Heartland Alliance, one of the nation's oldest, largest, and most venerable social justice non-profits, over wages and health and safety conditions. The workers say poverty-level wages qualify them for many of the agency's services. Heartland and its unionized workforce are negotiating a new contract …

Hamilton Nolan (2022-08-24). The Only Decent Economy Is One That Works for Working People. commondreams.org A simple shift in perspective can eradicate our taste for austerity.

Brett Wilkins (2022-08-24). Progressives Say Biden Student Debt Plan 'A Good Start, But Not Enough'. commondreams.org "In the long term, we need to keep pushing for more relief and for free public college and vocational school," said Rep. Ro Khanna.

Julia Conley (2022-08-24). After $1.9 Trillion Giveaway to Rich, McConnell Calls Debt Relief for Working Class 'Slap in the Face'. commondreams.org "You literally canceled $1,900,000,000,000 in tax cuts for the rich," said Public Citizen.

Staff (2022-08-24). More than 800 people died in Pakistan flood. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 24 (MNA) — The unprecedented rainfall and natural disasters caused by devastating floods since last month in various regions of Pakistan have killed more than 800 people and left hundreds of thousands homeless.

Jon Queally (2022-08-24). Biden Student Debt Relief Plan a 'Big Deal,' Says Sanders, 'But We Have Got to Do More'. commondreams.org "At a time of massive income and wealth inequality, education, from pre-school through graduate school, must be a fundamental right for all, not a privilege for the wealthy few."

_____ (2022-08-24). Unhoused Activists Are Fighting A Wave Of Anti-Homeless Legislation. popularresistance.org As soaring rents force many out of their homes, advocates across the country are battling a slew of state and local measures that criminalize homelessness and imperil those living on the street. | Police in riot gear stormed the chambers of a Los Angeles City Council meeting on Tuesday after one protester climbed a bench to confront Council President Nury Martinez over an ordinance banning homeless encampments near schools and daycares. | Martinez briefly recessed the meeting as dozens of activists chanted "Abolish 41.18!" — a reference to the ordinance. Last week, around 70 protesters shut down a council v…

_____ (2022-08-23). Victory For Powerloom Workers In Pakistan. popularresistance.org For two weeks, several thousand workers and their families participated in a sit-in protest on Jhang road, blocking the route to Faisalabad International Airport, demanding an increase in wages. The workers claimed that the Labor Department in Punjab had failed to implement the new minimum wages set by the provincial government. | After several rounds of negotiations and backtracking by the district administration and the powerloom owners, an agreement was reached between them and the leaders of the Labour Qaumi Movement (LQM), the umbrella body of powerloom workers in Faisalabad. Most of the demands of the nearl…

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2022-08-24: News Headlines

Dr. D. Bruce Loisel (2022-08-24). Making A Case for Universal Free Housing. indybay.org Factually, the current homeless epidemic in California will never be solved unless we, as a society, are willing to provide no-cost housing for unhoused persons.

____ (2022-08-24). Pandemic sets back poverty reduction efforts in Asia by 2 years: ADB report. ecns.cn The COVID-19 pandemic has set back the fight against poverty in Asia and the Pacific by at least two years, and many in the region will likely find it harder than before to escape poverty.

Robert Norse (2022-08-24). Letter to Mayor Brunner on City Council's Latest Homeless Hayride. indybay.org I wrote a letter to Mayor Brunner regarding the City's end run around human decency in the Benchlands. Item 19 is a double-barreled blast at those outside–showcasing an empty report that has no significant expansion of shelter for the planned Benchlands demolition. As well as a seizure of homeless funding–using it as demolition money.

WSWS (2022-08-24). UAW presidential candidate Will Lehman: Mobilize the entire working class behind striking Columbus teachers! wsws.org This statement was issued by UAW presidential candidate Will Lehman in support of 4,000 teachers in Columbus, Ohio currently on strike.

WSWS (2022-08-23). Release students detained under Sri Lanka's anti-terror laws! wsws.org The detention of student activists under the draconian Prevention of Terrorism Act is part of President Wickremesinghe's broad class-war assault on the working class and the poor.

WSWS (2022-08-23). Australian Labor government supplies more fuel to Sri Lankan navy for anti-refugee operations. wsws.org The fuel arrangements seek to bolster the repressive military-backed government and stop refugees fleeing the poverty-stricken country.

TeleSUR (2022-08-23). Chilean Government Tables 40-Hour Bill. telesurenglish.net Chile's administration has put extreme urgency on the project that reduces working time to 40 hours per week, resuming its processing in the Senate with a series of indications for such process. | RELATED: | This initiative was introduced in 2017 by the former parliament member and current government spokesperson, Camila Vallejo. Despite its approval in 2019 in the House, it was stalled after its passage to the Se…

TeleSUR (2022-08-23). Palestinian Prisoners Are Determined to Pursue Hunger Strike. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, the Palestinian Prisoners' National Emergency Committee announced that prisoners in Israeli jails will continue with another day of protests if the Israel Prison Service (IPS) continues to violate the agreed agreements. | RELATED: | "The jailer will not impose his will on us," the Committee said and urged the Palestinian population in the West Bank and Gaza Strip to support the indefinite hunger strike that the Palestinian Pr…

WSWS (2022-08-23). Video: UAW presidential candidate Will Lehman on the lessons of the 1932 Ford Hunger March and the transformation of the UAW. wsws.org "The Ford Hunger March," Lehman said, "was part of many struggles led by socialist workers during the Great Depression of the 1930s, which established the UAW as a mass industrial union."

WSWS (2022-08-23). David McCullough, 1933-2022—The promise, and the perils, of popular history. wsws.org McCullough's work, though limited by his focus on the personal and a mystical "American spirit," revealed that there is a hunger for history among masses of people.

WSWS (2022-08-23). South Korean workers take action against assault on working conditions. wsws.org Not only do workers face the companies and the government of President Yoon Suk-yeol, but the trade unions that are isolating workers' struggles and blocking a political fight against capitalism.

_____ (2022-08-22). From Resistance To Governing Power In Honduras. popularresistance.org A month after the coup d'état I was delegated by the new Front Against the Coup d'état to go to the U.S. to make known what had happened in Honduras. I had been working around international representation and communications in two formations, the National Coordinator of Popular Resistance and the Bloque Popular (Popular Block). These were spaces for coordination amongst the social movements that were confronting the impacts of neoliberalism, specifically the struggle against the Free Trade Agreement, which was impacting everything related to our agricultural capacity. | Small and mid-sized Honduran producers had…

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2022-08-23: News Headlines

Anonymous Contributor (2022-08-23). Mutual Aid Organizers Respond to Violent Raid from NYPD at Washington Square Park. itsgoingdown.org Report from Washington Square Park Mutual aid on a violent raid from the NYPD. Originally published on Instagram. On August 19th, NYPD's Midtown North and South units were out of their jurisdiction and swept homeless people's belongings without notice at Washington Square Park. At the same time, they fined park goers, harassed vendors and a…

William Briggs (2022-08-23). Capitalism's war in Ukraine. greenleft.org.au Under capitalism, wars are fought to gain access to markets, resources and to harness the working class in its service. The suffering of the Ukrainian people attests to this, writes William Briggs.

Dr. D. Bruce Loisel (2022-08-23). Making A Case for Universal Free Housing. indybay.org Factually, the current homeless epidemic in California will never be solved unless we, as a society, are willing to provide no-cost housing for unhoused persons.

WSWS (2022-08-23). Release students detained under Sri Lanka's anti-terror laws! wsws.org The detention of student activists under the draconian Prevention of Terrorism Act is part of President Wickremesinghe's broad class-war assault on the working class and the poor.

WSWS (2022-08-23). Australian Labor government supplies more fuel to Sri Lankan navy for anti-refugee operations. wsws.org The fuel arrangements seek to bolster the repressive military-backed government and stop refugees fleeing the poverty-stricken country.

| Reuters | (2022-08-23). China says COVID has exacerbated decline in births, marriages. tribune.com.pk China's National Health Commission said COVID-19 has contributed to the decline in the country's marriage and birth rates that has accelerated in recent years due to the high costs of education and child-rearing. | Many women are continuing to delay their plans to marry or have children, it said, adding that rapid economic and social developments have led to "profound changes". | Young people relocating to urban areas, more time spent on education and high-pressure working environments have also played their part, it added. | Demographers have also said that China's uncompromising "zero-COVID" policy of prompt…

WSWS (2022-08-23). South Korean workers take action against assault on working conditions. wsws.org Not only do workers face the companies and the government of President Yoon Suk-yeol, but the trade unions that are isolating workers' struggles and blocking a political fight against capitalism.

Gerry Georgatos (2022-08-23). Australia's homelessness crises and what can be done. greenleft.org.au A lot more can be done for homeless people in Australia, argues Gerry Georgatos, including building more public housing and prioritising assisted living, mental health and psychosocial supports for the homeless.

WSWS (2022-08-23). David McCullough, 1933-2022—The promise, and the perils, of popular history. wsws.org McCullough's work, though limited by his focus on the personal and a mystical "American spirit," revealed that there is a hunger for history among masses of people.

Robert Norse (2022-08-23). Letter to Mayor Brunner on City Council's Latest Homeless Hayride. indybay.org I wrote a letter to Mayor Brunner regarding the City's end run around human decency in the Benchlands. Item 19 is a double-barreled blast at those outside–showcasing an empty report that has no significant expansion of shelter for the planned Benchlands demolition. As well as a seizure of homeless funding–using it as demolition money.

Jake Johnson (2022-08-23). 'Cancel It All,' Say Progressives as Biden Favors $10,000 in Means-Tested Student Debt Relief. commondreams.org "Student debt is a nearly $2,000,000,000,000 crisis," said Rep. Cori Bush. "POTUS must cancel student debt. All of it."

WSWS (2022-08-22). Ukrainian government uses war to enforce privatization, passes new anti-Russian laws. wsws.org The Zelensky government is using the war to push through long-standing privatization plans while whipping up anti-Russian hatred to divide the working class.

Tamara Nassar (2022-08-22). Israel refuses to release hunger striker. electronicintifada.net Khalil Awawdeh's release was one of the issues at the heart of Gaza ceasefire.

Contributing Writers (2022-08-22). China forgives 23 loans for 17 African countries, expands 'win-win' trade and infrastructure projects/ By Ben Norton. marktaliano.net Original Link Here: China forgives 23 loans for 17 African countries, expands 'win-win' trade and infrastructure projects &#1 ; Multipolarista China is forgiving 23 interest-free loans for 17 African countries, after already cancelling $3.4 billion and restructuring $15 billion of debt from 2000-2019. Beijing pledged more infrastructure projects and offered favorable trade deals in a "win-win" …

_____ (2022-08-22). From Resistance To Governing Power In Honduras. popularresistance.org A month after the coup d'état I was delegated by the new Front Against the Coup d'état to go to the U.S. to make known what had happened in Honduras. I had been working around international representation and communications in two formations, the National Coordinator of Popular Resistance and the Bloque Popular (Popular Block). These were spaces for coordination amongst the social movements that were confronting the impacts of neoliberalism, specifically the struggle against the Free Trade Agreement, which was impacting everything related to our agricultural capacity. | Small and mid-sized Honduran producers had…

Dana Sanchez (2022-08-22). CEO Of The Largest U.S. Bank, JP Morgan Chase: 'Something Worse' Than a Recession Could Be On Its Way. moguldom.com JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon predicts the chance of a recession is in the neighborhood of 10-to-30 percent, but the boss of the largest U.S. bank said there are "storm clouds" and something worse could be coming. The U.S. economy is strong, Dimon told wealthy clients in an Aug. 9 note. Consumers' balance sheets and …

TeleSUR (2022-08-22). The UK Heads Towards Its Worst Economic Crisis Since 1926. telesurenglish.net As millions of people in Britain face the prospect of escalating bills, Keith Baker, a research fellow in fuel poverty and energy policy at Glasgow Caledonian University, warned the country could face its worst peacetime crisis since the General Strike of 1926. | RELATED: | For many British families, food prices were already rocketing, adding extra dollars to weekly food bills, but planned rises in the cost of electricity and gas du…

Colin Todhunter (2022-08-22). An Engineered Food and Poverty Crisis to Secure Continued US Dominance. globalresearch.ca

Matt Bruenig (2022-08-22). Biden's Student Debt Decision. peoplespolicyproject.org In March of 2020, the federal government

Ann Brown (2022-08-22). Timbaland And Swizz Beatz Sue Owner Of Verzuz Over $28M Acquisition Payout. moguldom.com Hip-hop producers Swizz Beatz and Timbaland have filed a $28 million lawsuit against video-sharing social networking platform Triller over Verzuz acquisition payments. Verzuz is a webcast series created by Timbaland and Swizz Beatz and was introduced during the covid-19 pandemic as a virtual DJ battle on an Instagram Live broadcast in March 2020. In Janurary 2021, they …

Isabella (2022-08-22). At Long Last, Congress Considers a National Domestic Workers Bill of Rights. inequality.org

Staff (2022-08-22). The world says: "Free Khalil Awawdeh!" as Palestinian prisoner continues hunger strike for 172nd day. samidoun.net Palestinian prisoner Khalil Awawdeh has continued his hunger strike for the 172nd day. Since his detention was "suspended" on Friday, 19 August, he has been held in Assaf Harofeh hospital, where he has been interviewed by journalists and visited by his family members and loved ones. He has repeatedly affirmed that he will only end …

WSWS (2022-08-22). New Zealand firefighters hold nationwide strike. wsws.org The strike by nearly 2,000 firefighters and support workers is an indication of rising anger in the working class more broadly over soaring living costs, the uncontrolled spread of COVID-19 and the running down of essential, life-saving services.

WSWS (2022-08-22). Down with the conspiracies of Bolsonaro and the military! wsws.org The GSI calls on the working class to mobilize independently against the dictatorial threats, rejecting the pseudo-left's demands for submission to capitalism and the bourgeois state.

WSWS (2022-08-22). Democrats allow school budget cuts in New York City to move ahead. wsws.org A ruling by an appeals court to restore the cuts shows the need to mobilize the working class to defend public education.

____ (2022-08-22). Japanese PM starts working remotely after contracting COVID-19. ecns.cn Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida began working remotely Monday after testing positive for COVID-19 a day earlier, the government's top spokesperson said.

_____ (2022-08-21). China Forgives 23 Loans For 17 African Countries. popularresistance.org The Chinese government has announced that it is forgiving 23 interest-free loans for 17 African nations, while pledging to deepen its collaboration with the continent. | This is in addition to China's cancellation of more than $3.4 billion in debt and restructuring of around $15 billion of debt in Africa between 2000 and 2019. | While Beijing has a repeated history of forgiving loans like this, Western governments have made baseless, politically motivated accusations that China uses "debt-trap diplomacy" in the Global South. | The United States has turned Africa into a battleground in its new cold war on China an…

_____ (2022-08-21). How Free Stores Fight Waste, Connect Communities And Foster Resilience. popularresistance.org For many people, the daily reality is dire: As of May 2022, 58 percent of Americans (approximately 150 million adults) are living paycheck to paycheck. Inflation recently hit a 40-year high, with prices for food, rent, energy, and basic consumer goods increasing by the day. | Despite this, the federal minimum wage remains locked in at $7.25 an hour — a rate that hasn't increased since 2009 — and while wages have been increasing, they aren't keeping pace with the cost of living. | Meanwhile, the mitigation and management of excessive waste is a concurrent issue. As the initial impacts of the COVID-19 p…

Ricardo Gomez (2022-08-21). LEVER WEEKLY: Contemplating The Climate Movement. levernews.com The inaugural address of Gustavo Petro, Colombia's newly elected leftist president, was full of force and provided a clear-eyed vision for tackling the climate crisis. "If it is so difficult to get the money… to save [the Amazon], then I propose an exchange of foreign debt for domestic spending to save and recover our jungles, forests, and wetlands for humanity," he declared on August 7.His words — highlighted in English translation below — are worth considering in tandem with The Lever team's "Lever Live" conversation this week with Kate Aronoff on the future of the climate movement. During the…

____ (2022-08-21). China sets up working group to promote talks on joining DEPA. ecns.cn China on Thursday set up a working group to advance talks on joining the Digital Economy Partnership Agreement (DEPA) after approval from the DEPA Joint Committee, the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) announced on Friday.

Staff (2022-08-21). India's Prabhat Patnaik: Fascism Is Rooted in the Crisis of Neoliberalism (Interview). orinocotribune.com Renowned Indian economist and political analyst Prabhat Patnaik spoke with Bengali newspaper Ganashakti about the present state of India's economy and politics, on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of India's independence from British colonial rule. | After 75 years of independence, wealth inequality and unemployment are increasing rapidly, while employment and the guarantee of an income for the majority of the population are decreasing every day. Does this mean that India is no longer a welfare state? | If we consider the definition of "welfare state" properly, India was never a "welfare state." Even if a "we…

____ (2022-08-21). Work team sent to China's Qinghai to guide rescue efforts. ecns.cn A working team has been dispatched to northwest China's Qinghai Province after heavy rains triggered a mountain torrent disaster there.

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2022-08-22: News Headlines

WSWS (2022-08-22). Ukrainian government uses war to enforce privatization, passes new anti-Russian laws. wsws.org The Zelensky government is using the war to push through long-standing privatization plans while whipping up anti-Russian hatred to divide the working class.

Colin Todhunter (2022-08-22). An Engineered Food and Poverty Crisis to Secure Continued US Dominance. globalresearch.ca

Ann Brown (2022-08-22). Timbaland And Swizz Beatz Sue Owner Of Verzuz Over $28M Acquisition Payout. moguldom.com Hip-hop producers Swizz Beatz and Timbaland have filed a $28 million lawsuit against video-sharing social networking platform Triller over Verzuz acquisition payments. Verzuz is a webcast series created by Timbaland and Swizz Beatz and was introduced during the covid-19 pandemic as a virtual DJ battle on an Instagram Live broadcast in March 2020. In Janurary 2021, they …

Staff (2022-08-22). The world says: "Free Khalil Awawdeh!" as Palestinian prisoner continues hunger strike for 172nd day. samidoun.net Palestinian prisoner Khalil Awawdeh has continued his hunger strike for the 172nd day. Since his detention was "suspended" on Friday, 19 August, he has been held in Assaf Harofeh hospital, where he has been interviewed by journalists and visited by his family members and loved ones. He has repeatedly affirmed that he will only end …

WSWS (2022-08-22). Down with the conspiracies of Bolsonaro and the military! wsws.org The GSI calls on the working class to mobilize independently against the dictatorial threats, rejecting the pseudo-left's demands for submission to capitalism and the bourgeois state.

WSWS (2022-08-22). New Zealand firefighters hold nationwide strike. wsws.org The strike by nearly 2,000 firefighters and support workers is an indication of rising anger in the working class more broadly over soaring living costs, the uncontrolled spread of COVID-19 and the running down of essential, life-saving services.

Dr. D. Bruce Loisel (2022-08-22). Making A Case for Universal Free Housing. indybay.org Factually, the current homeless epidemic in California will never be solved unless we, as a society, are willing to provide no-cost housing for unhoused persons.

_____ (2022-08-21). China Forgives 23 Loans For 17 African Countries. popularresistance.org The Chinese government has announced that it is forgiving 23 interest-free loans for 17 African nations, while pledging to deepen its collaboration with the continent. | This is in addition to China's cancellation of more than $3.4 billion in debt and restructuring of around $15 billion of debt in Africa between 2000 and 2019. | While Beijing has a repeated history of forgiving loans like this, Western governments have made baseless, politically motivated accusations that China uses "debt-trap diplomacy" in the Global South. | The United States has turned Africa into a battleground in its new cold war on China an…

_____ (2022-08-21). How Free Stores Fight Waste, Connect Communities And Foster Resilience. popularresistance.org For many people, the daily reality is dire: As of May 2022, 58 percent of Americans (approximately 150 million adults) are living paycheck to paycheck. Inflation recently hit a 40-year high, with prices for food, rent, energy, and basic consumer goods increasing by the day. | Despite this, the federal minimum wage remains locked in at $7.25 an hour — a rate that hasn't increased since 2009 — and while wages have been increasing, they aren't keeping pace with the cost of living. | Meanwhile, the mitigation and management of excessive waste is a concurrent issue. As the initial impacts of the COVID-19 p…

Ricardo Gomez (2022-08-21). LEVER WEEKLY: Contemplating The Climate Movement. levernews.com The inaugural address of Gustavo Petro, Columbia's newly elected leftist president, was full of force and provided a clear-eyed vision for tackling the climate crisis. "If it is so difficult to get the money… to save [the Amazon], then I propose an exchange of foreign debt for domestic spending to save and recover our jungles, forests, and wetlands for humanity," he declared on August 7.His words — highlighted in English translation below — are worth considering in tandem with The Lever team's "Lever Live" conversation this week with Kate Aronoff on the future of the climate movement. During the…

IMEMC News (2022-08-21). Israeli Colonizers Assault A Palestinian In Jerusalem. imemc.org On Sunday evening, illegal Israeli colonizers assaulted and cut a young Palestinian man in occupied Jerusalem, causing several moderate injuries. Eyewitnesses said the colonizers attacked the young man with batons and broken bottles while working in Jerusalem. The young man suffered moderate wounds and serious cuts before being rushed to a hospital in the occupied …

Urs P Gasche, Yanis Varoufakis (2022-08-21). Opportunity instead of crises and End this madness! indybay.org Almost no one asks what an economic policy looks like that no longer subordinates everything to economic growth: How to reduce the debt mountain to a reasonable level without GDP growth? How can pensions be secured without GDP growth and how can sufficient gainful employment be guaranteed?>

WSWS (2022-08-21). UK rail workers conclude third round of national strikes. wsws.org Confrontations between a ruling class turning to dictatorial forms of rule and a working class emerging from decades of suppression of the class struggle are on the agenda all over the world.

Dr. D. Bruce Loisel (2022-08-21). Making A Case for Universal Free Housing. indybay.org Factually, the current homeless epidemic in California will never be solved unless we, as a society, are willing to provide no-cost housing for unhoused persons.

____ (2022-08-21). Work team sent to China's Qinghai to guide rescue efforts. ecns.cn A working team has been dispatched to northwest China's Qinghai Province after heavy rains triggered a mountain torrent disaster there.

____ (2022-08-21). China sets up working group to promote talks on joining DEPA. ecns.cn China on Thursday set up a working group to advance talks on joining the Digital Economy Partnership Agreement (DEPA) after approval from the DEPA Joint Committee, the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) announced on Friday.

Staff (2022-08-21). India's Prabhat Patnaik: Fascism Is Rooted in the Crisis of Neoliberalism (Interview). orinocotribune.com Renowned Indian economist and political analyst Prabhat Patnaik spoke with Bengali newspaper Ganashakti about the present state of India's economy and politics, on the occasion of 75 years of India's independence from British colonial rule. | After 75 years of independence, wealth inequality and unemployment are increasing rapidly, while employment and the guarantee of an income for the majority of the population are decreasing every day. Does this mean that India is no longer a welfare state? | If we consider the definition of "welfare state" properly, India was never a "welfare state." Even if a "welfare state"

Staff (2022-08-21). China's illegal timber business is stripping Suriname's forests. aninews.in Paramaribo [Suriname], May 22 (ANI): China's hunger for timber is stripping Suriname's forests.

_____ (2022-08-20). Minneapolis: Recently Unionized Starbucks Workers On Two-day Strike. popularresistance.org Minneapolis, Minnesota — The corner of 47th Street and Cedar Avenue in Minneapolis was quiet for the first time after spirited drumming and chants of, "What's disgusting? Union busting!" filled the air from July 31-August 1. Employees of the Cedar Avenue Starbucks had returned to work after a two-day strike in protest of the company's refusal to bargain with the newly formed union, as well as what the workers say are backhanded attempts to undermine union efforts. | Baristas and shift supervisors united to raise grievances against the manager of the location and Starbucks corporate for difficult working con…

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