2022-07-29: News Headlines

David Armiak (2022-07-29). ALEC Focuses on "Woke Capitalism," Bodily Autonomy and More at Annual Meeting. truthout.org Adherents of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) have come together this week for their first big meeting of the year to take on "woke capitalism," women's right to abortion, voting rights, China, Big Tech, the administrative state, and more. |

WSWS (2022-07-29). 7 Prisoners from Brazil and modern slave labor. wsws.org Tens of millions remain trapped by capitalism in this primitive and brutal condition, and some of them in major urban areas.

____ (2022-07-29). CPC leadership analyzes economic work, reviews disciplinary inspection report. ecns.cn The Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee convened a meeting on Thursday to analyze the current economic situation, plan economic work for the second half of the year, and review a comprehensive report on the ninth round of disciplinary inspection missions of the 19th CPC Central Committee.

Labor Video Project (2022-07-29). Hundreds of SEIU1021 SF Tenderloin Housing Clinic Workers Strike For Living Wages. indybay.org Hundreds of SEIU 1021 San Francisco non-profit workers at he Tenderloin Housing Clinic went on strike for living wages. They do public work but are paid wages that keep them in poverty.

Editor (2022-07-28). Studying society for the working class: Marx's first preface to "Capital" mronline.org In the preface to the first edition of volume one of Capital, dated July 25, 1867, Marx introduces the book's "ultimate aim": "to lay bare the economic law of motion of modern society". Looking back 155 years later, it's clear the book not only accomplished that aim but continues to do so today.

Wang Pu (2022-07-28). From Commodity Fetishism to Teleological Positing: Lukács's Concept of Labor and Its Relevance. mronline.org The concept of labor constituted a pivotal problematic in Georg Lukács's theoretical development throughout his Marxist years.

Special to People's World (2022-07-28). Indiana organizers meet to strategize Medicare for All fight. peoplesworld.org INDIANAPOLIS—Health care in the U.S. is often unavailable, or if it is available, then it's unaffordable. A coalition that includes the Indiana District of the Communist Party USA met on July 23 at Monument Circle in Indianapolis to demand passage of Medicare for All as a step toward addressing that problem. Over 75 people attended …

WSWS (2022-07-28). Comrade Wije Dias: A fighter for Trotskyism (August 27, 1941 — July 27, 2022). wsws.org It is with profound sorrow that the International Committee of the Fourth International (ICFI) announces the death of Comrade Wije Dias, the longtime general secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka) and its forerunner, the Revolutionary Communist League.

David Goeàümann (2022-07-28). Noam Chomsky: We Can Free Ourselves from State Capitalism. commondreams.org Even without fundamental changes in prevailing state capitalism, the kind of New Deal-style regulation that was dismantled by the neoliberal assault can be reinstated, and strengthened.

Deweylaura (2022-07-28). Marxist IQ: A people's culture. cpusa.org Capitalism sees cultural production (literature, theater, painting, films) as both commodities to be produced for profit and expressions of ruling-class ideology. But artists influenced by both Marxism and the struggles of the working class have produced work to advance working-class consciousness. This Marxist IQ is dedicated to those artists and their work. 1. World-famous …

____ (2022-07-28). Chinese leadership analyzes economic situation, reviews disciplinary inspection report. ecns.cn Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, on Thursday presided over a meeting of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee to analyze current economic situation and arrange economic work for the second half of this year.

____ (2022-07-28). Xi stresses upholding socialism with Chinese characteristics to build modern socialist country. ecns.cn President Xi Jinping has stressed holding high the banner of socialism with Chinese characteristics and striving to write a brand new chapter in building a modern socialist country in all respects.

WSWS (2022-07-28). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org Pilots and cabin crew at Ryanair across Europe continue pay strikes, as ground handling staff stage 24-hour pay walkout at Lufthansa, Germany; UK train drivers at two more rail operators in overwhelming vote to join national strike, unions prevent united mobilisation; UK bus drivers' pay stoppage continues at Arriva North West, more Arriva depots ballot but unions oppose a unified fight; Lebanese National News Agency declares indefinite strike as wages collapse and poverty reaches 74 percent of population…

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