2023-02-23: News Headlines

Cristen Hemingway Jaynes (2023-02-22). Soaring energy prices triggered by Russia's invasion of Ukraine could push up to 141 million more people into extreme poverty, study finds. nationofchange.org "Unaffordable costs of energy and other necessities will push vulnerable populations into energy poverty and even extreme poverty."

Carlos Edill Berríos Polanco (2023-02-22). Report: How Wall Street Relies on 'Power Players' for Vulture Fund Feeding Frenzy. latinorebels.com A new report from progressive organizations reveals the web of lawyers, lobbyists, trade groups, and cultural institutions that vulture funds use to prey on debt-addled countries like Puerto Rico.

Editor (2023-02-22). More Drivel Over the National Debt! scheerpost.com

ecns.cn (2023-02-23). China, India vow to find solution for issues concerning western section of border. ecns.cn China and India have vowed to come up with a solution for issues concerning the western section of the China-India border based on a previously agreed consensus, officials from both countries said at the 26th meeting of the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on Border Affairs held in Beijing on Wednesday.

WSWS (2023-02-23). UPS workers talk to the WSWS ahead of contract expiration. wsws.org UPS workers in Southern California detailed their working conditions and expressed interest in forming an independent Rank-and-File Committee to take the struggle out of the hands of the Teamsters.

WSWS (2023-02-23). Sri Jayawardenepura university students respond enthusiastically to SEP lecture. wsws.org The well-attended lecture discussed the political betrayal of the mass movement that brought down the Rajapakse government and the necessity to build revolutionary leadership in the working class.

Editor (2023-02-22). On Michael Lebowitz's 'Beyond Capital: Marx's Political Economy Of The Working Class'. mronline.org 'Beyond Capital' helps us to understand why capitalism continues to persist despite endless crises, by drawing our attention to the messiness of human beings and the multiple circuits that reproduce capitalism as a complex and contradictory totality.

Fight Back (2023-02-22). Teamsters collect Unity Pledges ahead of contract negotiations. fightbacknews.org Tampa, FL – On Monday, February 20, thousands of Teamsters gathered outside of UPS facilities across the country to sign cards pledging unity ahead of contract negotiations between the Teamsters and UPS. The Contract Unity Pledge Drive is being rolled out in order to rally UPS employees to demands in the negotiations such as ending the second-tier 22.4 driver classification and higher wages for part-timers. | "It's about sending a message to the company that we're ready for a fight. We won't accept second-tier drivers, excessive overtime and unsafe working conditions. Our ability to strike UPS is b…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2023-02-22). $749,387 Pentagon Contract Debunks the Lie about "Independent" Fact-Checkers. libya360.wordpress.com Dilyana Gaytandzhieva The Pentagon has funded fact-checkers under a program to mark independent journalists as disinformation. Photo: defense.gov Documents expose the so called ‚Äûindependent" fact-checkers. The so called disinformation fighters are nothing more than well-paid employees working under a $749,387 program funded by the Pentagon. A U.S. company called News Guard, self-proclaimed as independent fact-checkers,…

Staff (2023-02-22). Remembering Evan Seyfried, the Kroger worker management bullied to death. therealnews.com Editor's note: Since this episode was recorded, Content warning: This episode contains discussion of the topic of suicide. | We kick off Season Six of Working People with a very special ep…

Josh Mayfield (2023-02-22). Greene County, Missouri, Sheriffs Department's war on the homeless with arson attack. liberationnews.org Sheriff's deputies in Greene County are alleged to have burned the tents of homeless people on at least three occasions.

WSWS (2023-02-22). Sturgeon resigns, Scottish National Party in crisis. wsws.org Sturgeon's resignation as leader of the SNP is ultimately an expression of the increasingly apparent bankruptcy of the program of Scottish separatism.

Gloria Rubac (2023-02-23). Hunger strikes and a lawsuit over solitary confinement in Texas. workers.org A solitary confinement cell in a Texas prison. Houston Texas prisoners have been organizing for over a year to bring attention to an issue that is wounding and sometimes killing them: solitary confinement, which damages incarcerated people both mentally and physically. Solitary confinement incites suicides and self-mutilation. It causes violent . . . |

Staff (2023-02-22). Khader Adnan on hunger strike for freedom for 17th day. samidoun.net Leading Palestinian prisoner and multiple long-term hunger striker Khader Adnan is once again on hunger strike for the 17th day as he resists yet another arrest by Israeli occupation forces. He launched his hunger strike immediately after his arrest on 5 February. He is being held in isolation in harsh, cold winter conditions without blankets …

Staff (2023-02-22). Palestinian prisoners confront repression with resistance: Rise up with the prisoners of Palestine! samidoun.net Palestinian prisoners in Israeli occupation jails are in their eighth day of rising up in a collective call to action, demanding justice and liberation. They have announced an escalating program of struggle leading up to 22 March, the first day of Ramadan, when prisoners have declared they will launch a collective hunger strike. The prisoners' …

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