2022-06-15: News Headlines

This Week in Fascism (2022-06-15). This Week in Fascism #130: Neo-Nazis, Proud Boys and Groypers Heed Call from GOP to Attack LGBTQ Community. itsgoingdown.org Welcome fellow antifascists! This week, public hearings have started to take place on the attempted pro-Trump coup on January 6th. While neoliberals are putting a lot into these hearings &#1 ; just like they did the Mueller investigation and Trump's (two) impeachments &#1 ; if history has shown us anything, its that these spectacles rarely result in…

Dissident Voice Communications (2022-06-15). Former US President Bush Condemns "brutal invasion of Iraq" in Public Gaffe. dissidentvoice.org WION — While speaking at an event, Former US President George W Bush condemned the full-scale invasion by Russia as "brutal" and "unjustified." However, he mistakenly said "invasion of Iraq." In no time, he corrected himself: "I mean, Ukraine."

Global Research News (2022-06-15). Selected Articles: US Department of Defense Finally Comes Clean — Admits in Public Document that There Are 46 US Military-Funded Biolabs in Ukraine. globalresearch.ca By The Pentagon on Thursday finally admitted…

_____ (2022-06-15). WTO Meeting Is An Opportunity To Challenge Corporate Control Of Food. popularresistance.org Look no further than to the fruit and vegetable farmers in Europe and the United States who destroyed perfectly good produce because corporate food processors lacked the resiliency to adapt to changing consumption demands. The 2.5 million farmworkers in the U.S., at the same time, risked their lives for poverty-level wages without personal protective equipment. | Meanwhile, just four corporations, globally, control 75 percent of the world's grain trade and 60 percent of our seeds. In the U.S., four firms dominate 75 percent of the fertilizer supply and 85 percent of beef processing. | Such concentration takes fre…

CJ Baker (2022-06-15). Protest Song Of The Week: 'Spitting Off the Edge of the World' By Yeah Yeah Yeahs. shadowproof.com The influential indie rock band Yeah Yeah Yeahs released their first tune in close to a decade, "Spitting Off the Edge of the World." It's on their upcoming album, "Cool It Down," out September 30.

Editor (2022-06-15). Overcoming the Distorted Narrative of Christian Nationalism. scheerpost.com Confederacy supporters in Columbia, South Carolina (Shutterstock) | By Aaron Scott / OtherWords | I grew up in rural upstate New York, where life was difficult and often isolating. Folks in our community were very poor, but we took care of one another. Neighbors lavished affection and support on my family. | Still, there was a deep undercurrent of abandonment and anger. | Far from the South, Confederate flags pierced the landscape. And at church, there was often little help for people struggling to overcome isolation, daily struggles, or poverty. Instead, the focus of church life for many people around me was…

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-06-15). Science Saturday: Link found between key gene and two neurodegenerative diseases. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Gene expression can amplify the risk of neurodegenerative diseases for patients, but researchers are still figuring out which genes have an outsized effect on risk and why. In a new paper published in Nature, Mayo Clinic researchers and collaborators have zeroed in on variants of one gene critical for nerve cell function that ups the ante for patients with Lou Gehrig's Disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and frontotemporal dementia (FTD). "This finding helps clarify a new direction…

United We Dream (2022-06-15). Wednesday 6/15: DACA Tenth Anniversary: Then, Now and Beyond! Celebration & Action Rally. indybay.org Virtual celebration & action rally…

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-06-15). Slim your screen time with this summer challenge. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org OWATONNA, Minn. — Many people spend too much time staring at a screen. While screens are a part of today's culture, reducing screen time can have health benefits, including improved physical health, decreased obesity and higher quality sleep. This summer, Mayo Clinic Health System encourages people to make the most of life by living life fully — present and in the moment. They can join Mayo Clinic Health System for a free virtual challenge to…

United We Dream (2022-06-15). Wednesday 6/15: DACA Décimo Aniversario – °Antes, Ahora y Más Allá! Celebración y Reuinon para la Acción. indybay.org Virtual celebration & action rally…

Juan Cole (2022-06-15). This Week's Climate Disasters in the US are Giving us a Glimpse of our Future if we don't Stop CO2. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) &#1 ; We're only midweek, but we have already seen serial disasters across the United States that have been exacerbated by the climate emergency, caused by human beings burning coal, methane gas and petroleum. So writes Mihai Andrei at ZME Science. I put it to you that this first paragraph at the …

Edward Curtin (2022-06-15). Is There Life After Death? dissidentvoice.org Life is entwined with death from the start, for death is the price we must pay for being born, even though we don't choose it, which may be why some people who are very angry at the deal, decide to choose how and when they will die, as if they are getting revenge on someone …

BayAction2FreeAssange (2022-06-15). Sunday 7/3: Julian Assange Birthday Rally #FreeAssangeNOW. indybay.org Harry Bridges Plaza – The Embarcadero at Market- Across from the Ferry Building…

Labor Video Project (2022-06-15). WCCUSD Union Busting Attack On Adult School Teachers United Leadership. indybay.org The WCCUSD school district terminated the president and vice president of the Adult School Teachers United in a union busting attack. The president Ken Ryan and vice president Kristen Pursley discuss their termination, the reason behind it and the attack on adult education and ESL by not only the District by the Democrats in the legislature and governor.

Omar Ahmed (2022-06-15). In Demolishing Muslim protestors' homes, India is taking a Leaf from of Israel's Book. juancole.com ( Middle East Monitor ) &#1 ; Over the weekend Indian authorities bulldozed several homes belonging to Muslims in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh (UP). The homeowners were alleged to have taken part in organised protests on Friday in response to inflammatory remarks about the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) made by the now …

David Giesen (2022-06-15). Sunday 7/3: Fulfilling the Promise of America, a symposium. indybay.org ZOOM video meet: | zoom.us/j/94131824284?pwd=RzI0ZEY1eEkrbkxFemNOMHFHbUZXZz09

La Peña (2022-06-15). Friday 6/17: Baila Community Dance Party. indybay.org La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705…

Freedom Socialist Party (2022-06-15). Wednesday 6/15: Labor History: A key to unlocking workers' power today. indybay.org Online via Zoom | To register: bit.ly/FSFD-Labor

Tomdispatch (2022-06-15). My Pandemic in Three Acts: Dealing with the Disease that Never Seems to Leave Town. juancole.com By Nina Burleigh | &#1 ; ( Tomdispatch.com) &#1 ; On New Years' Eve 2019, Americans celebrated the advent of the roaring '20s with fireworks and champagne, amid ominous news alerts from China. Surely that virus would stay on the other side of the planet. I cringe at how entitled we felt then. Covid-19 has now wiped …

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2022-06-15). 2022 California Juneteenth – National Freedom Day. indybay.org In the coming years over 100 California cities with @100,000+ residents will begin to discover our unique California Juneteenth Legacy, helping manifest equity and greater inclusion throughout the 5th largest economy in the world. Today, "Mining for Freedom" or the authentic "Golden Legacy" of our California USCT who fought, bleed and died for freedom is a fierce debate impacting future generation.

Anonymous103 (2022-06-14). Nationalist Units Shot Ukrainian Servicemen Who Tried To Surrender In Novomikhailovka &#1 ; Russian MoD. southfront.org | On June 14, the Russian Ministry of Defense reported that the Ukrainian army continues to suffer significant losses, especially since in recent weeks cases have become more frequent when units of Ukrainian nationalists shot surrendering Ukrainian servicemen in the back. | The report of the Russian Ministry of Defence reads: | "So, after conducting firepower preparation to the offensive of Russian troops in the area of the settlement of Novomikhailovka of the Donetsk People's Republic, more than 30 serv…

Anonymous811 (2022-06-14). Harvest In Ukraine In 2022 Will Be Two Times Less Than In 2021. southfront.org | Taras Vysotsky, representative of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy of Ukraine, spoke about the prospects of the harvest in his country at a briefing of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine. He provided an analysis, which indicates that in 2022 the harvest from the fields of Ukraine will be about 65 million tons. This is 40% less than last year's harvest. | According to Mr Vysotsky, the harvest may be even smaller, about 60 million tons of grain. He explained that the decline was…

Staff (2022-06-14). Jimmy Dore is considering running for president. He could win. peoplesparty.org It's a dark time in America. And it's getting worse. | Millions lack food and health care and live paycheck to paycheck. Poverty wages now gutted by inflation. Eviction and homelessness sweep every city. Desperation so deep it drives people to opioid addiction and mass murder suicide. The looming fall of the dollar and depression. A dying empire lashing out for war with not one but two nuclear powers. The major left wing party in this country leading the charge for annihilation and censorship. | Thankfully, I and many others have recently found real hope and joy in the prospect that Jimmy Dore could run for presi…

Bruce Lerro (2022-06-14). Aryan Right-Wing Mythology for the New Age: Carl Jung, Mircea Eliade and Joseph Campbell. dissidentvoice.org Orientation My three-year stint in the New Age In 1984 at the age of 36, I decided to return to school with the intention of becoming an art therapist. I attended Antioch University in San Francisco for my undergraduate degree and then went to a New Age spirituality school the following year for my master's …

Shawgi Tell (2022-06-14). "Booming" Economy Leaves Millions Behind: Part Eight. dissidentvoice.org Economic and social disasters continue to increase worldwide. There is no "healthy recovery" from the pandemic. The level of irreparable harm being caused by the inability and unwillingness of the ruling elite to solve any problems, even small problems, is glaring. With no sense of shame or irony, the chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, …

Anonymous Contributor (2022-06-14). Libre Las Tres: Mexican Feminists Held as Political Prisoners. itsgoingdown.org Call to support feminist political prisoners facing charges for engaging in a series of occupations in so-called Mexico. photo: @Usagii_ko On April 15th, around 200 police officers in Mexico City arrested three women that had occupied and turned the office of Mexico's National Human Rights Commission building (CNDH) into a housing sanctuary for women that…

Colin Todhunter (2022-06-14). Pouring Poison and Planting Seeds of Dependency. dissidentvoice.org Do you remember the iconic Union Carbide image from the 19 s or early 1960s? The one with the giant hand coming from the sky, pouring pesticides onto Indian soil. The blurb below the image includes the following: Science helps build a new India — India has developed bold new plans to build its economy and …

Final Straw (2022-06-14). Final Straw: Support Jessica Reznicek and Navigating Conflict in Movement. itsgoingdown.org Long-running anarchist radio show and podcast, The Final Straw, presents an interview with a supporter of Water Protector Jessica Reznicek. Listen and Download HERE First up, Charlotte speaks about their friend, political prisoner and water defender Jessica Reznicek who just had an appeal denied of an 8 year sentence and terrorism enhancement for sabotaging the…

Peoples' Dispatch (2022-06-14). Bolivia: Court sentences former coup president Jeanine àÅñez to 10 years' prison. greenleft.org.au A Bolivian court has found Jeanine àÅñez and former police and military chiefs guilty for their role in crimes committed during the coup against then-president Evo Morales in November 2019, reports Peoples Dispatch.

Kuehn BM. (2022-06-14). Rising US Firearm Deaths During Pandemic Linked to Poverty. jamanetwork.com Firearm homicide rates rose by more than a third during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic in the US, according to a CDC Vital Signs report. The firearm homicide rate per 100‚ÄØ000 increased from 4.6 in 2019 to 6.1 in 2020—the highest rate since 1994. Communities disproportionately affected by poverty, systemic inequity, and structural racism incurred the heaviest loss of life due to rising gun violence.

C.J. Atkins (2022-06-14). Manuel Tiago's 'The Slackers': A conversation with the translator. peoplesworld.org International Publishers has just released The Slackers and Other Stories, the fifth volume of fiction by Manuel Tiago, the pen name for àÅlvaro Cunhal, the longtime leader of the Portuguese Communist Party. People's World sat down with our staff writer Eric A. Gordon, who created the translation from Portuguese into English. C.J. Atkins: First of …

Marjorie Cohn (2022-06-14). Torture Memo Lawyer John Yoo Devises Theory for Stealing Presidential Elections. zcomm.org Twisting the law to fit his nefarious agenda isn't new to Yoo…

Submedia.tv (2022-06-14). System Fail 13: The Spoils of Empire. itsgoingdown.org System Fail from sub.Media takes a look at global news from an anarchist perspective. In the wake of Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee celebrations, we take a look at some of the recent resistance waged by two nations rendered stateless by British cartographers. First we visit Palestine where tensions have flared into several violent confrontations between…

Fight Back (2022-06-13). Red Theory: The contradiction between town and country. fightbacknews.org Much is made of what is often referred to as the urban/rural divide. There is a fundamental disconnect, we are told, between the people from the cities and the rural population. Marx and Engels called this contradiction the division between town and country. Marxism-Leninism can help us understand this contradiction, how it arose historically, and how it can be overcome. | When we think of this contradiction, a lot of things come to mind. We may think of the distinction between more conservative "red states" and more liberal "blue states." We think of disparities in terms of education and infrastructure. We may t…

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2022-06-14: News Headlines

Staff (2022-06-14). Ruta crítica de la vigencia: El socialismo y el hombre en Cuba 57 años después. cubadebate.cu Un tema recurrente en los debates historiográficos y de pensamiento tiene que ver con la vigencia de las ideas, personalidades y procesos revolucionarios; con las relaciones entre experiencias precedentes y la contemporaneidad. Es precisamente por el veleidoso asunto de la "vigencia" que comienzo esta aproximación a El socialismo y el hombre en Cuba.

Fight Back (2022-06-13). Red Theory: The contradiction between town and country. fightbacknews.org Much is made of what is often referred to as the urban/rural divide. There is a fundamental disconnect, we are told, between the people from the cities and the rural population. Marx and Engels called this contradiction the division between town and country. Marxism-Leninism can help us understand this contradiction, how it arose historically, and how it can be overcome. | When we think of this contradiction, a lot of things come to mind. We may think of the distinction between more conservative "red states" and more liberal "blue states." We think of disparities in terms of education and infrastructure. We may t…

Rqorinoco (2022-06-13). Marcello Musto's Anthology of Karl Marx's Writings on Alienation (Book Review). orinocotribune.com By Carlos L. Garrido | Marcello Musto's anthology of Karl Marx's Writings on Alienation

Cameron Orr (2022-06-13). Today's Poor People's Campaign carries on MLK's fight for economic justice. peoplesworld.org Co-chaired by Rev. William J. Barber II and Liz Theoharis, the Poor People's Campaign began in May 2018 with 40 days of coordinated action at statehouses across the U.S. to confront systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, militarism, and the war economy. Now mobilizing for a massive June 18th "Mass Poor People's and Low Wage Workers' …

Staff (2022-06-13). Cuadrando la Caja: øEmpresas con utilidades excesivas? cubadebate.cu La primera emisión del programa, dedicada a las utilidades excesivas en el sistema empresarial, contó con la presencia del Dr.C. Agustín Lage, el economista y Héroe de la República, Ramón Labañino, y la Ing. y empresaria Ariadne Placencia. El programa es una coproducción del Sistema Informativo de la TV cubana, la Pupila Insomne y Cubadebate, y es conducido por Marxlenin Pérez Valdés, Doctora en Ciencias Filosóficas y Profesora Titular de la Universidad de La Habana.

____ (2022-06-13). Ernesto 'Che' Guevara (14 Jun 1928 — 9 Oct 1967). transcend.org Ernesto Guevara de la Serna, theoretician and tactician of guerrilla warfare, prominent communist figure in the Cuban Revolution (1956—59), and guerrilla leader in South America, Guevara was a medical doctor specialized in leprosy. Traveling around South America, he observed conditions that spurred his revolt against poverty and capitalist exploitation, adopting Marxist ideology, theory and practices. He is revered by many as a martyred cultural hero, having become an iconic cult figure as a symbol of anti-imperialist struggles everywhere.

WSWS (2022-06-13). The pandemic, the global crisis of capitalism, the resurgence of class struggles and the tasks of the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka)—Part 3. wsws.org The SEP is based on the strategy of permanent revolution that animated the 1917 October Revolution. Only through the revolutionary mobilization of the working class, leading the rural and urban toilers, can the democratic and social aspirations of the oppressed masses be realized as part of the world socialist revolution.

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2022-06-13: News Headlines

Fight Back (2022-06-13). Red Theory: The contradiction between town and country. fightbacknews.org Much is made of what is often referred to as the urban/rural divide. There is a fundamental disconnect, we are told, between the people from the cities and the rural population. Marx and Engels called this contradiction the division between town and country. Marxism-Leninism can help us understand this contradiction, how it arose historically, and how it can be overcome. | When we think of this contradiction, a lot of things come to mind. We may think of the distinction between more conservative "red states" and more liberal "blue states." We think of disparities in terms of education and infrastructure. We may t…

Rqorinoco (2022-06-13). Marcello Musto's Anthology of Karl Marx's Writings on Alienation (Book Review). orinocotribune.com By Carlos L. Garrido | Marcello Musto's anthology of Karl Marx's Writings on Alienation

Cameron Orr (2022-06-13). Today's Poor People's Campaign carries on MLK's fight for economic justice. peoplesworld.org Co-chaired by Rev. William J. Barber II and Liz Theoharis, the Poor People's Campaign began in May 2018 with 40 days of coordinated action at statehouses across the U.S. to confront systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, militarism, and the war economy. Now mobilizing for a massive June 18th "Mass Poor People's and Low Wage Workers' …

Staff (2022-06-13). Cuadrando la Caja: øEmpresas con utilidades excesivas? cubadebate.cu La primera emisión del programa, dedicada a las utilidades excesivas en el sistema empresarial, contó con la presencia del Dr.C. Agustín Lage, el economista y Héroe de la República, Ramón Labañino, y la Ing. y empresaria Ariadne Placencia. El programa es una coproducción del Sistema Informativo de la TV cubana, la Pupila Insomne y Cubadebate, y es conducido por Marxlenin Pérez Valdés, Doctora en Ciencias Filosóficas y Profesora Titular de la Universidad de La Habana.

JANET (2022-06-12). Capitalism and baby formula. iacenter.org By Margaret Kimberley June 10, 2022 The following article was posted on Black Agenda Report on May 29. The baby formula shortage is not a glitch in the system. It actually exemplifies everything that goes wrong when the profit motive rules. Capitalism can't ensure a food supply or anything else that humans need. "Socialism doesn't work" is repeated like a mantra. We're told endlessly that capitalism provides jobs, housing, food and health care in this country, when it does a very bad job of doing all these things. The United States is said to be "the richest country in the world," a strange statement which implie…

Norcalintcom (2022-06-12). Saturday 6/11: Northern California Communist Bulletin Group Public Meeting. indybay.org The Long Haul Bookshop, 3124 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley…

Contributing Writers (2022-06-11). WATCH: Bashar al-Assad: Russia Restored Lost International Balance (English subtitles). marktaliano.net Damascus, SANA— President Bashar al-Assad said that Russia is facing a war that cannot be linked to the issue of NATO expansion, but rather it is an ongoing war that did not stop even before communism or before World War I, affirming that Russia's power today constitutes a restoration of international equilibrium. "So, we can …

Editor (2022-06-11). 'Karl Marx's Writings on Alienation' by: Marcello Musto, reviewed by: Carlos L. Garrido. mronline.org Marcello Musto's anthology of 'Karl Marx's Writings on Alienation' is both comprehensive and concise, containing within the span of 100 pages the three decades long development of the theory through more than a dozen published works and posthumously published manuscripts.

Prabhat Patnaik (2022-06-11). The Indian economy is heading for a stationary state. mronline.org ADAM Smith and David Ricardo had been haunted by the idea of capitalism ending up in a "stationary state", by which they meant a stable state of zero growth.

Contributing Writers (2022-06-11). She's EXPOSING the truth in China, and they're furious/ Redacted Conversation with Vanessa Beeley. marktaliano.net READ MORE: "Admission Against Interest": The West Supports Uighurs To Destabilize/Destroy China. Is China a Communist or a Capitalist Country? &#1 ; Global ResearchGlobal Research &#1 ; Centre for Research on Globalization…

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2022-06-12: News Headlines

JANET (2022-06-12). Capitalism and baby formula. iacenter.org By Margaret Kimberley June 10, 2022 The following article was posted on Black Agenda Report on May 29. The baby formula shortage is not a glitch in the system. It actually exemplifies everything that goes wrong when the profit motive rules. Capitalism can't ensure a food supply or anything else that humans need. "Socialism doesn't work" is repeated like a mantra. We're told endlessly that capitalism provides jobs, housing, food and health care in this country, when it does a very bad job of doing all these things. The United States is said to be "the richest country in the world," a strange statement which implie…

Contributing Writers (2022-06-11). WATCH: Bashar al-Assad: Russia Restored Lost International Balance (English subtitles). marktaliano.net Damascus, SANA— President Bashar al-Assad said that Russia is facing a war that cannot be linked to the issue of NATO expansion, but rather it is an ongoing war that did not stop even before communism or before World War I, affirming that Russia's power today constitutes a restoration of international equilibrium. "So, we can …

Norcalintcom (2022-06-12). Saturday 6/11: Northern California Communist Bulletin Group Public Meeting. indybay.org The Long Haul Bookshop, 3124 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley…

Editor (2022-06-11). 'Karl Marx's Writings on Alienation' by: Marcello Musto, reviewed by: Carlos L. Garrido. mronline.org Marcello Musto's anthology of 'Karl Marx's Writings on Alienation' is both comprehensive and concise, containing within the span of 100 pages the three decades long development of the theory through more than a dozen published works and posthumously published manuscripts.

Prabhat Patnaik (2022-06-11). The Indian economy is heading for a stationary state. mronline.org ADAM Smith and David Ricardo had been haunted by the idea of capitalism ending up in a "stationary state", by which they meant a stable state of zero growth.

Saheli Chowdhury (2022-06-11). Journalists Confront Antony Blinken and Luis Almagro at Summit of the Americas, Call Out Hypocrisy. orinocotribune.com June 10, 2022 ( The Tuesday, June 7 event at the Arizona State University California Center in Los Angeles, which was about media and democracy, will be remembered for a Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL) activist calling Luis Almagro "

Poor People's Campaign (2022-06-11). Friday 6/17: National Memorial Service for Lives Lost to COVID, Gun Violence, War and Poverty w/ PPC. indybay.org Online via livestream: www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/livestream/ | In-person at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C…

Staff (2022-06-11). Desde este domingo, Cuadrando la Caja, nuevo programa televisivo para debatir sobre economía. cubadebate.cu Cuadrando la Caja, nueva propuesta televisiva para debatir, cuestionar y llegar a consensos desde el socialismo cubano sobre temas económicos, saldrá al aire este domingo a las 7: 00 p.m. por el canal Caribe. øQué son las utilidades? øCómo se planifican? øCuáles son las condiciones que han propiciado la obtención de algunas empresas de súper utilidades? øSon el resultado de una mayor eficiencia por parte de la Empresa Estatal Socialista?

Contributing Writers (2022-06-11). She's EXPOSING the truth in China, and they're furious/ Redacted Conversation with Vanessa Beeley. marktaliano.net READ MORE: "Admission Against Interest": The West Supports Uighurs To Destabilize/Destroy China. Is China a Communist or a Capitalist Country? &#1 ; Global ResearchGlobal Research &#1 ; Centre for Research on Globalization…

WSWS (2022-06-11). The pandemic, the global crisis of capitalism, the resurgence of class struggles and the tasks of the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka)—Part 2. wsws.org As in every corner of the globe, the COVID-19 pandemic has sharply intensified the crisis of the Sri Lankan capitalist class and President Gotabhaya Rajapakse's government.

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2022-06-11: News Headlines

Poor People's Campaign (2022-06-11). Friday 6/17: National Memorial Service for Lives Lost to COVID, Gun Violence, War and Poverty w/ PPC. indybay.org Online via livestream: www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/livestream/ | In-person at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C…

A Guest Author (2022-06-11). Capitalism and baby formula. workers.org By Margaret Kimberley The following article was posted on Black Agenda Report on May 29. The baby formula shortage is not a glitch in the system. It actually exemplifies everything that goes wrong when the profit motive rules. Capitalism can't ensure a food supply or anything else that humans need. . . . |

Norcalintcom (2022-06-11). Saturday 6/11: Northern California Communist Bulletin Group Public Meeting. indybay.org The Long Haul Bookshop, 3124 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley…

Editor2 (2022-06-10). How China Strengthened Food Security and Fought Poverty with State-Funded Cooperatives. orinocotribune.com By Joe Scholten &#1 ; | The world faces a food crisis due to war, sanctions, and inflation. China has shown how to strengthen food sovereignty, while fighting poverty, with state-funded agricultural cooperatives, government crackdown on waste, and investment in technology. | The Covid-19 pandemic, the ensuing supply-chain crisis, and high rates of inflation around the world have led to rising food prices and fears of famine. | These cascading and interlocking problems have pushed governments to prioritize economic self-sufficiency and food security. | China is leading the way in this struggle. Beijin…

_____ (2022-06-10). Mounting Public Pressure Forces DA To Drop All Charges Against Queens Man. popularresistance.org On June 6 on the steps of Queens Criminal Courthouse, community members celebrated a hard-fought victory after nearly eight years of struggle: the dismissal of all murder charges against 22-year-old Prakash Churaman. Those celebrating with Churaman included his attorney, family members, members of the press as well as community organizations that have worked closely with Churaman over the years he had been fighting the charges, including Desis Rising Up and Moving, the Party for Socialism and Liberation, How Our Lives Link Altogether, Voices of Community Activists and Leaders New York, and the Free Prakash Allian…

Arjae Red (2022-06-10). Buffalo, New York: No more rainbow capitalism! workers.org Buffalo, New York Credit: Ellie Dorritie At the Buffalo corporate-sponsored Pride Parade June 5, members and friends of Workers World Party hit the streets to distribute literature on the radical history of Pride and the struggle of the LGBTQ+ community against police violence — especially against Black and Brown trans . . . |

Morning Star (2022-06-10). Mexican communists slam joint military exercises with U.S. peoplesworld.org The Communist Party of Mexico (PCM) has condemned the involvement of the country's armed forces in what it described as "inter-imperialist military drills" led by the United States. By taking part in the Tradewinds military exercises sponsored by the U.S. Southern Command, the Mexican army is "strengthening the forces of repression," the party said. "This …

Dennis Broe (2022-06-10). French legislative vote: With united left can the right be defeated? peoplesworld.org Jean-Luc Mélenchon and his party France Insoumise (France unbowed to the neoliberal turn), the socialists, communists, and others have pulled off the electoral stunner of this 2022 presidential campaign by uniting the various parties of the left to oppose the French president Emmanuel Macron. In so doing, they have instilled hope that five more years …

Caleb Maupin (2022-06-10). Debunking Noam Chomsky's Tirade Against Lenin. dissidentvoice.org "Mixed in with Chomsky's criticism of US foreign policy … he has the anti-Communism," says Caleb Maupin. Maupin also refutes Chomsky's "bullshit" criticism of Lenin.

Thomas Klikauer (2022-06-10). Democratic eco-socialism or climate catastrophe? greenleft.org.au Thomas Klikauer and Meg Young review Hans A Baer's latest book, Climate Change and Capitalism in Australia — An Eco-Socialist Vision for the Future, which invites readers to imagine a future beyond capitalism.

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2022-06-10: News Headlines

Editor2 (2022-06-10). How China Strengthened Food Security and Fought Poverty with State-Funded Cooperatives. orinocotribune.com By Joe Scholten &#1 ; | The world faces a food crisis due to war, sanctions, and inflation. China has shown how to strengthen food sovereignty, while fighting poverty, with state-funded agricultural cooperatives, government crackdown on waste, and investment in technology. | The Covid-19 pandemic, the ensuing supply-chain crisis, and high rates of inflation around the world have led to rising food prices and fears of famine. | These cascading and interlocking problems have pushed governments to prioritize economic self-sufficiency and food security. | China is leading the way in this struggle. Beijin…

Poor People's Campaign (2022-06-10). Friday 6/17: National Memorial Service for Lives Lost to COVID, Gun Violence, War and Poverty w/ PPC. indybay.org Online via livestream: www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/livestream/ | In-person at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C…

Arjae Red (2022-06-10). Buffalo, New York: No more rainbow capitalism! workers.org Buffalo, New York Credit: Ellie Dorritie At the Buffalo corporate-sponsored Pride Parade June 5, members and friends of Workers World Party hit the streets to distribute literature on the radical history of Pride and the struggle of the LGBTQ+ community against police violence — especially against Black and Brown trans . . . |

WSWS (2022-06-10). The pandemic, the global crisis of capitalism, the resurgence of class struggles and the tasks of the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka)—Part 1. wsws.org

Thomas Klikauer (2022-06-10). Democratic eco-socialism or climate catastrophe? greenleft.org.au Thomas Klikauer and Meg Young review Hans A Baer's latest book, Climate Change and Capitalism in Australia — An Eco-Socialist Vision for the Future, which invites readers to imagine a future beyond capitalism.

Norcalintcom (2022-06-10). Saturday 6/11: Northern California Communist Bulletin Group Public Meeting. indybay.org The Long Haul Bookshop, 3124 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley…

Amarynth (2022-06-09). Will the Global South break free from dollarized debt? thesaker.is In his latest book, economist Michael Hudson pits socialism against finance capitalism and tears apart the 'dream civilization' imposed by the 1 percent. By Pepe Escobar, posted with the author's…

Workers World Party (2022-06-09). PDF of June 9 issue. workers.org Download the PDF. Profit-hungry company lures youth to guns editorial: LGBTQ+ for socialism: 'We want to live!' PRIDE: Class roots of anti‚Äëtrans laws Events challenge police, corporate control, transphobia Labor fights back: Lockout by war profiteers Seattle museum union Boston baristas strike Tear down the walls: Palestine Freedom Tunnel Stop . . . |

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2022-06-09: News Headlines

Poor People's Campaign (2022-06-09). Friday 6/17: National Memorial Service for Lives Lost to COVID, Gun Violence, War and Poverty w/ PPC. indybay.org Online via livestream: www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/livestream/ | In-person at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C…

Workers World Party (2022-06-09). PDF of June 9 issue. workers.org Download the PDF. Profit-hungry company lures youth to guns editorial: LGBTQ+ for socialism: 'We want to live!' PRIDE: Class roots of anti‚Äëtrans laws Events challenge police, corporate control, transphobia Labor fights back: Lockout by war profiteers Seattle museum union Boston baristas strike Tear down the walls: Palestine Freedom Tunnel Stop . . . |

Peoples Dispatch (2022-06-08). South African communist Amos Mbedzi, who fought apartheid, dies a martyr for liberation of Swaziland. peoplesdispatch.org The South African Communist Party and the Communist Party of Swaziland along with several pro-democracy groups have vowed to continue the struggle for Swaziland's liberation from the rule of King Mswati III, the last absolute monarch in Africa, for which Mbedzi paid the ultimate price…

Peoples Dispatch (2022-06-08). Progressives continue to protest Finnish bid for NATO membership. peoplesdispatch.org Progressive and anti-war sections in Finland continue to protest the country's bid for NATO membership. On June 4 and 5, activists from various groups including Stop NATO, Communist Youth Association (Kommunistinuoret), Communist Youth (KTP), Tampere Marxist Study Circle and Pirkanmaa Peace Defenders' Committee participated in demonstrations in Helsinki and Tampere denouncing the government's move to join NATO. The protesters claimed that Finland's accession to the US-led military alliance will make it part of the nexus against the people of the world and will not be in the interest of the Finnish people either.

Minnie Bruce Pratt (2022-06-08). LGBTQ+ for socialism: 'We want to live!'. workers.org We are still grieving for the 10 people of Buffalo, New York's Black community killed there May 14. We are still grieving for the 21 people — children and teachers — killed in Uvalde, Texas, May 24. And for so many others killed by hatred and bigotry in the . . . |

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2022-06-08: News Headlines

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-06-08). South African Communist Amos Mbedzi, Who Fought Apartheid, Dies a Martyr for Liberation of Swaziland. libya360.wordpress.com Peoples Dispatch Amos Mbulaheni Mbedzi The South African Communist Party and the Communist Party of Swaziland along with several pro-democracy groups have vowed to continue the struggle for Swaziland's liberation from the rule of King Mswati III, the last absolute monarch in Africa, for which Mbedzi paid the ultimate price Communists and pro-democracy activists across…

JANET (2022-06-08). LGBTQ+ for socialism: 'We want to live!'. iacenter.org By Minnie Bruce Pratt June 7, 2022 We are still grieving for the 10 people of Buffalo, New York's Black community killed there May 14. We are still grieving for the 21 people — children and teachers — killed in Uvalde, Texas, May 24. And for so many others killed by hatred and bigotry in the past — Black people worshipping at church in Charleston, South Carolina; LGBTQ+ people dancing at the Pulse Bar in Orlando, Florida; Asian women working at health spas in Atlanta — too many to name and number here. Millions, all the way back to the foundation of this country, to the massacres of Indige…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-06-08). OAS 'Murderer' Almagro Confronted on Bolivia Coup. libya360.wordpress.com Kawsachun News OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro had a meltdown on Tuesday as he was confronted by a U.S. activist of the Party for Socialism and Liberation on his role in the 2019 coup in Bolivia. Almagro was called a murderer, not only for backing the dictatorship of Jeanine Añez, but was also condemned for…

_____ (2022-06-08). Haiti and the Americas Syllabus. popularresistance.org What does it mean to defend our Americas? For the Black Alliance for Peace, defending our Americas begins with a re-drawing of the map of the Americas. No longer can the United States stand at the center of the hemisphere, upholding an eternal whiteness while imposing a suffocating capitalism. Instead, for BAP, Haiti is the center of the Americas. Solidarity with Haiti is key to the defense of the Americas. Haiti endures the original territory of Black emancipation from slavery, of Black independence from colonialism, and Black resistance to racism and global capitalism. | Yet Haiti has also become the region's l…

Poor People's Campaign (2022-06-08). Friday 6/17: National Memorial Service for Lives Lost to COVID, Gun Violence, War and Poverty w/ PPC. indybay.org Online via livestream: www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/livestream/ | In-person at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C…

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2022-06-07: News Headlines

Adriaan Alsema (2022-06-06). War in Ukraine causing surge in poverty in Colombia: UN. colombiareports.com Russia's invasion of Ukraine is triggering an increase in poverty in Colombia and the rest of Latin America, according to the United Nations (UN). In a report, the UN's Economic…

Rqorinoco (2022-06-06). NYPD and Far-Right Forces Collude in Physical Assault on a Socialist and Anti-Racist Space. orinocotribune.com The People's Forum in New York City attacked by the far-right, enabled by the police | Since our founding in 2018, our space, The People's Forum (TPF) has been the target of multiple attacks by the far-right on both social media and in our location. We have managed to defend our space which operates on values and principles of social justice and people power. Most recently a coalition of anti-vaxxers, Cuban and Venezuelan anti-communists, and other far-right reactionaries have increased their attacks on TPF. Today, over a dozen officers of the New York Police Department (NYPD) entered TPF, uninvited, and acted as…

WSWS (2022-06-06). Kroger workers in central Indiana vote down UFCW sellout agreement. wsws.org Workers at Kroger stores in central Indiana voted down a company-friendly tentative agreement negotiated by the UFCW which included poverty wage "increases" that fall far below the rate of inflation.

_____ (2022-06-05). The Myth-Making Around Tiananmen Square. popularresistance.org Most western accounts claim that on the midnight of June 3, 1989, the People's Liberation Army moved with full force to Tiananmen square where students were peacefully protesting for democracy and against the authoritarian regime in China. The students were supposedly inspired by the democracies in the west and were heroes standing up to the illiberal communist rule. According to this narrative, the communist leadership under Deng Xiaoping ordered the army to open fire, killing hundreds or thousands of unarmed students at the square. Thus, the Chinese communist party leadership was responsible for the killing and…

William Rivers Pitt (2022-06-05). GOP Wants to Blame Biden for Inflation. What About COVID and Capitalism? truthout.org Two years ago, I was afraid of going to the grocery store, lest I encounter COVID-19 lurking by the bananas or swirling around some unmasked dunderhead coughing purposefully beneath a MAGA hat. That fear The Republicans, on cue, have fanned out to al…

Fight Back (2022-06-05). Workers and Communist Parties Greet the FRSO'S 9th Congress. fightbacknews.org ‚Ä¢ Liberation Party (Argentina) | ‚Ä¢ Workers Party of Belgium (PTB-PVDA) | ‚Ä¢ Marxist-Leninist Party of Germany (MLPD) | ‚Ä¢ New Communist Party of Britain | ‚Ä¢ Communist Party of Greece (KKE) | ‚Ä¢ Fronte Popolare (Italy) | ‚Ä¢ Communist Party of the Philippines | ‚Ä¢ International League of Peoples' Struggles – Jose Maria Sison | ‚Ä¢ Communist Party, Sweden | ‚Ä¢ The Labour Party of Turkey (EMEP) | ‚Ä¢ Socialist Unity Party (U…

WSWS (2022-06-05). UK: Workers speak to the World Socialist Web Site at Sheffield Arbourthorne food bank. wsws.org Arbourthorne is a working-class district of a city formerly associated with the steel, engineering and mining industries, where 44 percent of children are officially living in poverty.

Rqorinoco (2022-06-05). Tiananmen Protests Reading List. orinocotribune.com By Qiao Collective — Jun 4, 2022 | More than thirty years later, the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 remain a touchstone of a Western mythology spun to challenge the fundamental legitimacy of the Communist Party of China. By collapsing the diverse and often contradictory demands of protesters into a simplistic call for Western-style capitalist democracy, the West's selective memory of June 4 continues to inform liberal platitudes to "stand with the Chinese people" against their government, reifying the universality of Western capitalism and U.S. global hegemony in the process. This reading list compile…

JANET (2022-06-05). NYPD hands off People's Forum. iacenter.org June 4, 2022 The following is a press statement from The People's Forum, which was attacked by the far-right, enabled by New York police, on June 3. Go to the Forum's website at tinyurl.com/yckzx5dh. Since our founding in 2018, our space, The People's Forum (TPF), has been the target of multiple attacks by the far-right on both social media and in our location. We have managed to defend our space, which operates on values and principles of social justice and people power. Most recently a coalition of anti-vaxxers, Cuban and Venezuelan anti-communists, and other far-right reactionaries have increased their attacks…

Staff (2022-06-05). Many Europeans to face poverty due to anti-Russian sanctions. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 05 (MNA) — People of Europe face inflation and degradation of quality of life because of the anti-Russian sanctions, and many will face poverty because of these sanctions, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.

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2022-06-06: News Headlines

Rqorinoco (2022-06-05). Tiananmen Protests Reading List. orinocotribune.com By Qiao Collective — Jun 4, 2022 | More than thirty years later, the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 remain a touchstone of a Western mythology spun to challenge the fundamental legitimacy of the Communist Party of China. By collapsing the diverse and often contradictory demands of protesters into a simplistic call for Western-style capitalist democracy, the West's selective memory of June 4 continues to inform liberal platitudes to "stand with the Chinese people" against their government, reifying the universality of Western capitalism and U.S. global hegemony in the process. This reading list compile…

JANET (2022-06-05). NYPD hands off People's Forum. iacenter.org June 4, 2022 The following is a press statement from The People's Forum, which was attacked by the far-right, enabled by New York police, on June 3. Go to the Forum's website at tinyurl.com/yckzx5dh. Since our founding in 2018, our space, The People's Forum (TPF), has been the target of multiple attacks by the far-right on both social media and in our location. We have managed to defend our space, which operates on values and principles of social justice and people power. Most recently a coalition of anti-vaxxers, Cuban and Venezuelan anti-communists, and other far-right reactionaries have increased their attacks…

Staff (2022-06-05). Many Europeans to face poverty due to anti-Russian sanctions. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 05 (MNA) — People of Europe face inflation and degradation of quality of life because of the anti-Russian sanctions, and many will face poverty because of these sanctions, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.

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