Daily Archives: August 15, 2022

2022-08-15: News Headlines

____ (2022-08-15). One year on, Afghanistan still a mess after U.S. military withdrawal. ecns.cn The U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan on Aug. 15 last year put an end to the 20-year-long war in Afghanistan, but the destruction caused by U.S.-style "freedom and democracy" still prevails one year later. Almost every Afghan is now living below the poverty line, Foreign Policy cited United Nations data as saying.

Rqorinoco (2022-08-15). Sri Lanka's Crisis is a Chronicle Foretold. orinocotribune.com By Eric Toussaint — Aug 9, 2022 | Sri Lanka's acute economic crisis and sovereign debt default, along with its people's uprising in 2022, has drawn attention across the world. It is described as the "canary in the coal mine," that is, a harbinger of the likely future for other global south countries. Eric Toussaint, spokesperson for the Committee for the Abolition of Illegitimate Debt (CADTM) interviewed via email Colombo-based Balasingham Skanthakumar of the Social Scientists' Association of Sri Lanka and the CADTM's South Asia network. The responses in draft were improved by Amali Wedagedera's review and…

Colette Payne (2022-08-15). I Stole to Feed My Family and Was Incarcerated. We Need Resources, Not Prisons. truthout.org This essay is a 2022 winner of the Keeley Schenwar Memorial Essay Prize. | "A menace to society," is what I was called by the judge at the age of 14. Those words rang in my ear and stabbed my mother in her heart. | "Not my baby," she cried, "Not my baby." | I was a bad kid in the eyes of the law. They labeled me and I wore that jacket for many years. It was fitting, considering where I came from. All the kids that were born into poverty in my community wore the jacket: promiscuous, too ghetto, nappy hair, liar. Why so many jackets with labels? I am not what you call me. | I want my words to paint a picture, so yo…

WSWS (2022-08-15). Why is the Michigan Medicine nurses' union abridging freedom of speech? wsws.org In a Facebook post, the president of the MNA-UMPNC has blatantly used scare tactics to tell nurses what they can and cannot discuss about Michigan Medicine while they are working without a contract.

Strike Debt Bay Area (2022-08-15). Saturday 9/10: Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group: Beyond Money – A Postcapitalist Strategy. indybay.org Email strike.debt.bay.area@gmail.com a few days beforehand for the the online invite.

Keith McHenry (2022-08-15). Nowhere Land: The Magical Thinking of Santa Cruz Officials. indybay.org "The staff at the Armory treated me so badly I climbed on the van with my walker and bags and moved to the bushes near the Benchlands," explained a recently widowed woman in her 70s at the Union of the Homeless meeting this week. She was one of more than twenty Benchland residents who came to discuss the closing of camp.

WSWS (2022-08-14). German government's "Inflation Compensation Act:" More money for the rich. wsws.org As working families struggle to survive amid record inflation, the German government lavishes the super-rich with more cash gifts.

WSWS (2022-08-14). A new wave of strikes erupts in Turkey as inflation surges. wsws.org Surging inflation, poor working conditions and deepening poverty are pushing workers in Turkey into struggle amid a rising wave of strikes internationally.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-14). Understanding Maduro's Successful Socialist Economic Strategy. libya360.wordpress.com Franciso Dominguez CHAVISTAS TO THE CORE: The 23 de Enero working-class neighbourhood in western Caracas, commemorates on July 28 2022 what would have been Hugo Chavez's 68th birthday. January 23 1958 was the day dictator Marcos Perez Jimenez was overthrown. After years of calling Venezuela's economy a dismal failure that demonstrates the dangers of socialism,…

____ (2022-08-14). China sets world record in steady high magnetic field research. ecns.cn Chinese scientists on Friday produced a steady field of 45.22 Tesla, the highest steady magnetic field by a working magnet in the world, according to Hefei Institutes of Physical Science (HFIPS) under the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

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