Daily Archives: September 12, 2023

2023-09-12: News Headlines

WSWS (2023-09-11). Poverty Strategy Commission report finds millions "surviving not living" in Britain. wsws.org Low pay and lack of support for the disabled are the major driving factors of this ongoing social disaster. Half of all people in poverty are disabled themselves or live with someone who is disabled. Nearly two-thirds are in a household where someone works, and over a fifth where all adults work full time.

Fight Back (2023-09-12). Minneapolis: UFCW 663 workers fighting for better pay, respect at Seward Co-op; management walks out of bargaining. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – United Food and Commercial Workers 663 workers at Seward Community Co-op have been working without a contract since their previous one expired on August 20 of this year, and in bargaining for a new agreement, management has fought against workers' demands on nearly every issue. | The key demands from workers in bargaining have included increased pay, an additional week of paid parental leave, wage equity and cost of living raises, and pushing against automation, such as self-checkout lanes. A tentative agreement was reached only on one demand so far in bargaining, that being increased autonomy o…

Margaret Flowers, Clearing the FOG. (2023-09-12). As A Working Class-Led Global Movement Rises, Elites Are Panicking. popularresistance.org Around the world, a major organizing effort is underway, led by civil society and unions with the International People's Assembly, to build a working class movement for alternative systems that address the many crises we face. A series of regional conferences called the Dilemmas of Humanity are taking place in preparation for an international conference in South Africa in mid October. Clearing the FOG speaks with Eugene Puryear of BreakThrough News about the recent meeting in Atlanta, which is part of this process. Puryear speaks about the significance of the Stop Cop City movement and the necessity of leadership…

Working Families Party, partners (2023-09-12). Sunday 9/10: Show Solidarity w/ United Auto Workers Union Virtual Rally. indybay.org Virtual rally to support UAW: www.mobilize.us/moveon/event/578744/

WSWS (2023-09-12). The social roots of the Moroccan earthquake disaster. wsws.org The Moroccan earthquake catastrophe is not primarily a natural but a social disaster, caused by the inability of the capitalist system to deliver earthquake-resistant housing and emergency services to the working population.

WSWS (2023-09-12). Public meeting: A socialist perspective against war and austerity in New Zealand's crisis election. wsws.org The SEG and IYSSE are holding a meeting in Wellington on October 4 to explain the socialist perspective needed to unite the working class against the agenda of war and austerity shared by Labour, National and all the parliamentary parties.

ecns.cn (2023-09-11). Top online sales host apologizes for insensitive comments. ecns.cn China's top online sales host Li Jiaqi apologized on Monday after he blamed viewers who found the price of an eyebrow pen expensive, that they were not working hard enough to make more money during a live-streaming session.

James Kilgore (2023-09-11). "E-Carceration" Is the Newest Surveillance Trend Spreading Across the Globe. truthout.org From the shanty town favelas of Rio de Janeiro, to working-class community housing estates in New Zealand, to the battle-weary streets of Chicago's South Side, electronic monitors — digital tracking devices that monitor the location and behaviors of people facing increased surveillance by police — have become normalized. Like police cars and bodegas, they are part of the social landscape. |

Peoples Dispatch (2023-09-11). Socialist "movement incubator" celebrates five year anniversary in the heart of NYC. peoplesdispatch.org The People's Forum in New York City, founded in 2018 as a "movement incubator" to unite working class movements in the US and abroad, celebrated its five year anniversary on Saturday, September 9. In its five years of existence, TPF has been able to support the strengthening of progressive and socialist organizations from the heart of world capitalism. | "Over the past five years, TPF has become a reference for people who are seeking to understand what's going on in the world around them, and who want a place where they can ask questions and exchange ideas, and where there's space for socialist and internationali…

Working Families Party, partners (2023-09-11). Sunday 9/10: Show Solidarity w/ United Auto Workers Union Virtual Rally. indybay.org Virtual rally to support UAW: www.mobilize.us/moveon/event/578744/

WSWS (2023-09-11). Zelensky government cracks down on conscription loopholes. wsws.org Amidst the failure of the counteroffensive and declarations by the US that it will fund the war for "as long as it takes," the Zelensky government is ramping up its attacks on draft dodgers and the Ukrainian working class as a whole.

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