2022-08-11: News Headlines

Colin Todhunter (2022-08-11). What Was Covid Really About? Triggering A Multi-Trillion Dollar Global Debt Crisis. "Ramping up an Imperialist Strategy"? globalresearch.ca If it was indeed about public health, why close down the bulk of health services and the global economy knowing full well what the implications would be? And why mount a military-style propaganda campaign to censor world-renowned scientists and terrorise entire populations…

_____ (2022-08-10). Black Women Will Face The Brunt Of Abortion Bans. popularresistance.org On July 29, Louisiana reinstated a controversial abortion ban, which led to the immediate cancellation of procedures in the state. Following the Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v. Wade in late June, a number of states across the country have moved to outlaw abortion, and in Louisiana, women in poverty will bear the worst burdens of the newly reinstated ban. These women are the true experts regarding the fatal risks of taking away reproductive freedom in the state‚Äâ—‚Äânot anti-abortion politicians. | The politicians gutting abortion rights likely don't understand the pa…

_____ (2022-08-10). Immigrant Detainees Strike Over $1 A Day Pay, Working Conditions. popularresistance.org At two federal detention centers in California, more than 50 immigrant workers are on strike over unsafe working conditions and low wages. | "We are being exploited for our labor and are being paid $1 per day to clean the dormitories," said strikers at a central California detention center in a June statement received by public radio station KQED. | Detained workers, known as "housing porters," participate in a supposedly volunteer working program while locked up. They use their earnings to pay for the exorbitant cost of phone calls and commissary items like dental floss and tortillas. | "They are compelled to do…

_____ (2022-08-10). The United States Has Many Political Prisoners — Here's A List. popularresistance.org The United States constantly accuses its adversaries of holding political prisoners, while insisting it has none of its own. But for its entire history, the US government has used incarceration of its political opponents as a tool to crush dissent and advance the interests of economic elites. | Well-known cases are those entrapped or framed in US national security state sting operations, or imprisoned with extreme sentences for a minor offense because of their political activism, such as Black revolutionary George Jackson. | Each period of struggle by the working class and oppressed peoples against ruling-class c…

Stansfield Smith (2022-08-10). Political Prisoners in the United States, 2022. orinocotribune.com By Stansfield Smith &#1 ; Aug 6, 2022 | There are many ways to define what is a political prisoner. The most well-known cases are those the national security state framed-up, or imprisoned with extreme sentences for an offense because of their political activism, such as Each period of struggle by the working class and oppressed peoples against ruling class control results some activists locked up for their effective revolutionary work. "Political prisoner" has often means those jailed for fighting their national oppression, as the…

Staff (2022-08-10). Thomas Edsall Can't Even Consider That the Way We Structure Markets Creates Inequality. cepr.net The framing that we somehow need government intervention to give people a shot makes it hugely more difficult to address the problems of inequality.

Staff (2022-08-10). Free Khalil Awawdeh: 161 days of hunger strike, Palestinian prisoner's life at risk #FreeKhalil. samidoun.net Khalil Awawdeh, the 40-year-old Palestinian prisoner on hunger strike for 161 days, is in an extremely desperate health condition in the Ramle prison clinic. The Israeli occupation has repeatedly attempted to evade its commitments to the resistance, as promised by Egyptian mediators, to release Awawdeh to a hospital and free Bassam al-Saadi. He has not …

Sarah Anderson (2022-08-10). Congress Takes Historic Step to Tax Stock Buybacks. inequality.org

Sarah Anderson (2022-08-10). Dismantling the Lucky Sperm Club, One Baby Bond Program at a Time. inequality.org

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-08-10). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Cancer rehabilitation. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Cancer rehabilitation is available before, during and after cancer treatment. It helps people with cancer maintain and restore physical and emotional well-being, cope with the side effects of cancer, and recover more quickly and more fully from cancer treatment. Cancer rehabilitation involves many types of specialists working together to develop a personal rehabilitation plan that considers a person's preferences, strengths and goals. "Cancer rehabilitation aims to help patients maintain function, restore function, and, more broadly,…

Katie Miernicki (2022-08-09). Abortion ban widens assaults on women's health care. liberationnews.org The majority support abortion rights. With clear demands, and unrelenting pressure, there is still an opportunity to win back reproductive rights for working people in the United States…

Maddie Dery, Sam James (2022-08-09). Indiana passes first post-Roe abortion ban. liberationnews.org The ban introduced by Indiana lawmakers will have the most significant impact on poor and working class people.

_____ (2022-08-09). Ethiopia: the Hard Road to Peace. journal-neo.org There has been a lot of talk about peace in Ethiopia lately, and, according to many international observers, this is a truly new trend in domestic politics. But at the same time, there is a long and winding road ahead before the country can see the end of hostilities, famine and delayed state collapse. For …

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