(2023-11-09). Law Center Statement on UN Report Decrying Ongoing Human Rights Abuses Against Unhoused People. indybay.org WASHINGTON, D.C. — (November 3, 2023) Today, the United Nations Human Rights Committee highlighted serious and ongoing patterns of human rights abuses — including those against people experiencing homelessness and poverty — in the Concluding Observations from its recent convening that investigated the United States' compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
(2023-11-08). Law Center Statement on UN Report Decrying Ongoing Human Rights Abuses Against Unhoused People. indybay.org WASHINGTON, D.C. — (November 3, 2023) Today, the United Nations Human Rights Committee highlighted serious and ongoing patterns of human rights abuses — including those against people experiencing homelessness and poverty — in the Concluding Observations from its recent convening that investigated the United States' compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
(2023-11-08). Seeing Through the Economic Bait and Switch. counterpunch.org Olivier De Schutter, the United Nations special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, recently issued a scathing statement about the shameful state of the United States economy. On October 31, 2023, De Schutter called out several top private employers in the U.S., Amazon, Walmart, and DoorDash, for trapping their workers in a cycle of poverty.
(2023-11-09). Cuba states that peace and sustainable development are urgent goals. plenglish.com Paris, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Minister of Education Naima Ariatne Trujillo called at the 42nd UNESCO General Conference on Thursday to maintain efforts tirelessly in pursuit of peace, sustainable development and the eradication of poverty.
(2023-11-09). Palestine's poverty ramps up due to ongoing Israeli onslaughts. plenglish.com Geneva, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) Whether the war in Gaza pursues for another month, the poverty rate in Palestine will ramp up 34% and will push nearly half a million more people into misery, an official study warned on Thursday.
(2023-11-08). PBOC to provide emergency liquidity support in necessary circumstances. ecns.cn PBOCwill provide emergency liquidity support for local governments facing relatively heavy debt burden when necessary.
(2023-11-08). Ministry of Finance releases action plan to combat local government debt. ecns.cn The Ministry of Finance has released a report detailing eight typical cases of illegal activities and improper handling of hidden local government debt as the country is getting serious about tackling the off-balance sheet debt risks.
(2023-11-08). 'China-made‚ÄÇdebt-traps'‚ÄÇnothing but a‚ÄÇnarrative‚ÄÇtrap: Chinese FM. ecns.cn "China-made‚ÄÇdebt-traps" are‚ÄÇnothing but a‚ÄÇnarrative‚ÄÇtrap created by some forces to disrupt and‚ÄÇjeopardize‚ÄÇChina's cooperation with‚ÄÇother‚ÄÇdeveloping countries, said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin at a regular press briefing on Tuesday.
(2023-11-09). U.S. Inching Towards World War III While Biden Administration Hides U.S. Casualties. sonar21.com While the world's attention is focused on the war raging between Israel and Hamas, the military confrontation between the United States and Hezbollah is heating up. Since the Hamas attacks on 7 October and the subsequent retaliation by Israel, U.S. military bases and outposts in Syria and Iraq are facing daily attacks with rocket, missiles and mortars. I learned today from someone who regularly visits Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland that the wards are filling up with U.S. military personnel wounded in recent attacks on those bases. The White House and the Department of Defense are working a…
(2023-11-09). France to host humanitarian conference on Gaza. plenglish.com The forum was announced by President Emmanuel Macron, and according to the Foreign Ministry, it will focus on actions in favor of respect for International Humanitarian Law, the protection of Palestinian civilians and humanitarian workers, and access to the affected people in the Gaza Strip. | Another objective of the meeting is enhancing humanitarian aid to the population of Gaza in sectors such as health care, water, energy and food. | France claims that its intention is to seek a concrete international response to the crisis, focused on supporting agencies and organizations working on the ground, and based on…
(2023-11-09). Massive international response to Will Lehman Tik Tok video calling on workers to take action to stop genocide in Gaza. wsws.org The video posted Sunday calls for the working class to intervene and stop Israel's murderous assault on Palestinians in Gaza.
(2023-11-08). Philippines, Japan Working on Military Pact for Reciprocal Deployments. news.antiwar.com The Philippine government has said it's working on a pact to strengthen military ties with Japan amid rising tensions in the region, Defense Post reported on Wednesday. The proposed deal, known as a Reciprocal Access Agreement (RAA), would allow the two nations to deploy troops on each other's territory. Japan recently finalized a similar agreement …
(2023-11-08). APEC pushes for female integration in global economy. america.cgtn.com The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, or APEC, trade group has been working for decades to promote the inclusion of women across all sectors of its 21-member economies. At this month's APEC meeting in San Francisco, the issue is once again on the agenda. CGTN's John Bartlett reports.
(2023-11-08). Why Israel Should Adopt an Immediate Ceasefire. counterpunch.org It is counter-intuitive that any country winning a military struggle would initiate a call for an immediate ceasefire. But that is precisely what Israel needs to do to achieve their primary objective, preserving the nation-state of Israel. By pursuing its current war with Hamas, Israel is working against that goal. Hamas may be prepared to
(2023-11-08). The Global Significance of the UAW's Win. otherwords.org Working people the world over have celebrated the first of May as "International Labor Day" since 1886, when workers in the United States struggling for an eight-hour day staged a May 1 national protest. | Thanks to the new deal America's auto workers have signed with Detroit's Big Three — Ford, GM, and Stellantis — that day could have new global significance. Their watershed new contracts all set April 30, 2028 as their expiration date. | If May 1, 2028 arrives without signed contracts for America's unionized auto workers, UAW president Shawn Fain has made plain, these workers don't plan on walking o…
(2023-11-08). Workers and young people speak out against Gaza genocide at SEP (Australia) public meeting. wsws.org "Mobilising the international working class is the only way that we can get out of this situation and prevent future wars. The only solution is socialism."
(2023-11-08). UK Postal Workers Rank-and-File Committee: For solidarity action with Palestinian workers to shut down Israel's war machine. wsws.org The fight must now be taken onto the industrial front by the international working class, the most powerful force in the world, able to paralyse the economy and bring down warmongering governments.
(2023-11-08). Barcelona port workers refuse to ship arms to Israel. wsws.org The stand of Barcelona port workers, amid worldwide protests against the genocidal war in Gaza, shows the potential for the working class to intervene politically to halt the war.
(2023-11-08). For an all-out mobilization of the working class on November 9 against the imperialist-backed genocide in Gaza. wsws.org The mass worldwide demonstrations in defense of Gaza are a critical and welcome development. But it is necessary that the fight against war be rooted in the working class and acquire a distinctly class character.
(2023-11-08). Hundreds protest Gaza genocide at Friends of the IDF gala in San Carlos, California. wsws.org Many young protesters, including Jewish, Arab and Latino came to protest, a reflection of the fact that the current genocide in Gaza is not a "religious" "racial" or "national" question, but an attack on the entire international working class.
(2023-11-08). Reserve Bank of Australia deepens attack on working class. wsws.org Governor Michele Bullock wants the economy to slow further and unemployment to increase, as mortgage payments for home buyers rise by hundreds of dollars a week.
(2023-11-09). UAW win has global significance. peoplesworld.org Working people the world over have celebrated the first of May as "International Labor Day" since 1886, when workers in the United States struggling for an eight-hour day staged a May 1 national protest. Thanks to the New Deal America's auto workers have signed with Detroit's Big Three — Ford, GM, and Stellantis — that …
(2023-11-09). Mass Walkouts by Garment Workers in Bangladesh. orinocotribune.com By John Clark — Nov 4, 2023 | A huge round of protests is underway in Bangladesh, with thousands of garment workers walking out of their factories and taking to the streets of Dhaka and the industrial district of Gazipur to demand substantial increases in their monthly minimum wage. This wave of action follows an offer by the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association to increase the wage to $90, instead of the $208 that had been demanded. With inflation taking a devastating toll on living standards, the employers' offer is hopelessly inadequate and this has sparked outrage among the workers.
(2023-11-09). Ceasefire Now: More Deaths Will Not Bring Peace to the Middle East. indybay.org November 4, 2023 – We need an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, a return of all prisoners, and a halt to all forms of violence against civilians and collective punishment, including bombing of ambulances and refugee camps, and deprivation of food, water, medicine, electricity, and outside communication.
(2023-11-08). Viciousness Regnant: Humanitarianism as a Weasel Word. dissidentvoice.org It may be time to reconsider the use of such words as "humanitarian" and "humanitarianism". There has been little of that sort evidenced in the Israel-Hamas War, marked by industrial-mechanised atrocities, enforced deprivation and starvation, orders to evacuate (read expulsion and banishment), preceded by massacres most haunting and visceral. Its constant evocation by various sides …
(2023-11-08). Ceasefire Now: More Deaths Will Not Bring Peace to the Middle East. indybay.org November 4, 2023 – We need an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, a return of all prisoners, and a halt to all forms of violence against civilians and collective punishment, including bombing of ambulances and refugee camps, and deprivation of food, water, medicine, electricity, and outside communication.
(2023-11-08). APEC security woes. america.cgtn.com The meeting of APEC, the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, is set to kick off in the U.S. city of San Francisco. The city has had its share of negative press over the past year, battling crime and homelessness. CGTN's Mark Niu reports.
(2023-11-09). Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine statement: 'We are on the threshold of achieving a historic victory'. workers.org Demonstration in Berlin, May 22, 2021. This edited statement was released by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine Central Media Office, Nov. 5, 2023. The enemy's perpetration of a new massacre in Al-Maghazi and the continuation of the war of extermination is evidence of bankruptcy, incapacity and confusion. . . . |
(2023-11-09). Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine'We are on the threshold of achieving a historic victory'. workers.org Demonstration in Berlin, May 22, 2021. This edited statement was released by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine Central Media Office, Nov. 5, 2023. The enemy's perpetration of a new massacre in Al-Maghazi and the continuation of the war of extermination is evidence of bankruptcy, incapacity and confusion. . . . |
(2023-11-08). PFLP: The Situation in Gaza is Catastrophic Amidst the Complicity of the International Community and Arab Silence. libya360.wordpress.com Al-Shaabi warns: the situation in the Gaza Strip is catastrophic and the risk of famine is approaching and we hold the international community and the Arab silence responsible The Popular Front for the liberation of Palestine (PFLP) has warned that the current living conditions in the Gaza Strip as a result of the continuation of…
(2023-11-09). The Big Lie About Inequality. counterpunch.org We all know about Donald Trump's "Big Lie" that he won the 2020 election. This is of course laughable, there is nothing in the real world to support Trump's fantasies of massive voter fraud. However, there is arguably an even bigger lie that enjoys near-universal acceptance in intellectual circles. It is the claim the huge
(2023-11-09). Our Richest Can Move to Avoid Taxes. But Can They Hide? inequality.org
(2023-11-08). Yes, We Actually Can Do Something About CEO Pay. inequality.org Americans across the political spectrum are rightly fed up with up with overpaid CEOs. But many also feel there's nothing we can do about this problem. That's where they're wrong. People can use their power as workers, shareholders, and voters to rein in excessive CEO compensation and narrow the yawning gaps between executive and worker …
(2023-11-08). The Huge Paradox at Biden's Summit of Latin American Leaders. inequality.org President Joe Biden recently convened Latin American leaders in Washington for the inaugural summit of the Americas Partnership for Economic Prosperity, a forum the administration claims will help boost "high-standard" investment in the hemisphere. What do they mean by "high standard"? In their final declaration, the leaders committed to encouraging "private sector investment that meets …
(2023-11-09). Why Maximus Workers Are Walking off the Job. inequality.org
(2023-11-09). FAO: 43.2 million people suffer from hunger in LatAm, Caribbean. plenglish.com Santiago de Chile, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) The new United Nations report, Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition 2023, states that 6.5% of the population of Latin America and the Caribbean suffers from hunger, or 43.2 million people.
(2023-11-09). Gaza Children Are Threatened by Bombs, Hunger and Disease. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, Alexandra Saieh of the NGO "Save the Children" denounced that children in the Gaza Strip who are not killed by Israeli bombs are at risk of starvation, disease and dehydration. | RELATED: | According to several official reports from the Arab television station, the situation is catastrophic, civilians, especially minors, are paying the highest price for the ongoing violence. | A week ago, the total number of children ki…