2021-10-25: News Headlines

David Vine (2021-10-25). Do you want a New Cold War? mronline.org The AUKUS Alliance takes the World to the brink.

ecns.cn (2021-10-25). Xi calls for putting people front and center. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping Monday called on countries around the world to put their people front and center, and strive to realize development with a higher level of quality, efficiency, equity, sustainability and security.

Editor (2021-10-25). A radical #greennewdeal is the only way to stop climate catastrophe — Jeremy Corbyn exclusive on #Cop26. mronline.org When COP26 is held in Glasgow, the world will be watching to see if an international agreement is reached on the scale and speed of co-ordinated action that is needed to tackle the deepening climate catastrophe.

A Guest Author (2021-10-24). Amazon Labor Union to file for election in Brooklyn, N.Y., Oct. 25: NEW Location: 2 METROTECH BROOKLYN 2PM. workers.org Workers Assembly Against Racism news advisory After organzing to form an independent worker-led Amazon Labor Union (ALU) for the last six months, workers at Amazon's Staten Island JFK8 warehouse and the surrounding facilities (LDJ5, DYY6, DYX2) announced they would file for election Oct. 25 at 2 p.m., in downtown Brooklyn, . . . |

A Guest Author (2021-10-24). Amazon Labor Union to file for election in Brooklyn, N.Y., Oct. 25. workers.org Workers Assembly Against Racism news advisory After organzing to form an independent worker-led Amazon Labor Union (ALU) for the last six months, workers at Amazon's Staten Island JFK8 warehouse and the surrounding facilities (LDJ5, DYY6, DYX2) announced they would file for election Oct. 25 at 2 p.m., in downtown Brooklyn, . . . |

Lawrence Wittner (2021-10-24). Why Is U.S. Military Spending Increasing to New, Outlandish Levels? zcomm.org Although critics of the Biden administration's Build Back Better plan to increase funding for U.S. education, healthcare, and action against climate catastrophe say the United States can't afford it, there are no such qualms about ramping up funding for the U.S. military. This May, the Pentagon asked Congress to fund a $715 billion budget for

John Prysner (2021-10-24). South Korean general strike challenges inequality. liberationnews.org On October 20, millions of workers across South Korea staged a general strike amid an intensifying battle for union rights and social rights.

Staff (2021-10-24). President Maduro Visits Central University of Venezuela, Inspects Renovation Works (Photos). orinocotribune.com On Thursday, October 21, President Nicolás Maduro visited the Central University of Venezuela (UCV) campus in Caracas, to inspect the ongoing renovation works at Venezuela's oldest institute of higher education. After his visit, President Maduro stressed that the renovation of this World Heritage Site will be a cause for reconciliation and educational and cultural benefit for Venezuela. In videos posted on his Twitter account this Friday, the president expressed his congratulations to "the entire Presidential Commission, the workers and the students involved for the coordinated work they are doing towards a recov…

Staff (2021-10-24). Twitter's Dorsey warns of surging inflation after his platform 'mistakenly' censors GOP lawmaker's video about… inflation. rt.com Jack Dorsey may have to censor himself after the Twitter CEO tweeted that hyperinflation will soon grip the US and global economies. The observation, which does not align with the mainstream media narrative, drew pushback online. | Hyperinflation is going to change everything. It's happening.— jack‚ö°Ô∏è (@jack) "Hyperinflation is going to change everything," Dorsey said on Friday night. "It's happening." When Nigerian businessman Tayo Oviosu — who, like Dorsey, i…

Stop the RV Ban (2021-10-24). Tuesday 10/26: RV Ban: First Reading of "Oversized Vehicle" Ordinance at Santa Cruz City Council. indybay.org The RV Parking Ban is #25 on the city council meeting agenda and will be heard after 1: 00 PM (sometime in the afternoon or early evening). | Click on Zoom link (no time delay): zoom.us/j/94684401344 | Online at http: //www.cityofsantacruz.com/government/city-council/council-meetings…

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2021-10-24: News Headlines

A Guest Author (2021-10-24). Amazon Labor Union to file for election in Brooklyn, N.Y., Oct. 25. workers.org Workers Assembly Against Racism news advisory After organzing to form an independent worker-led Amazon Labor Union (ALU) for the last six months, workers at Amazon's Staten Island JFK8 warehouse and the surrounding facilities (LDJ5, DYY6, DYX2) announced they would file for election Oct. 25 at 2 p.m., in downtown Brooklyn, . . . |

Staff (2021-10-24). President Maduro Visits Central University of Venezuela, Inspects Renovation Works (Photos). orinocotribune.com On Thursday, October 21, President Nicolás Maduro visited the Central University of Venezuela (UCV) campus in Caracas, to inspect the ongoing renovation works at Venezuela's oldest institute of higher education. After his visit, President Maduro stressed that the renovation of this World Heritage Site will be a cause for reconciliation and educational and cultural benefit for Venezuela. In videos posted on his Twitter account this Friday, the president expressed his congratulations to "the entire Presidential Commission, the workers and the students involved for the coordinated work they are doing towards a recov…

Staff (2021-10-24). Twitter's Dorsey warns of surging inflation after his platform 'mistakenly' censors GOP lawmaker's video about… inflation. rt.com Jack Dorsey may have to censor himself after the Twitter CEO tweeted that hyperinflation will soon grip the US and global economies. The observation, which does not align with the mainstream media narrative, drew pushback online. | Hyperinflation is going to change everything. It's happening.— jack‚ö°Ô∏è (@jack) "Hyperinflation is going to change everything," Dorsey said on Friday night. "It's happening." When Nigerian businessman Tayo Oviosu — who, like Dorsey, i…

Stop the RV Ban (2021-10-24). Tuesday 10/26: RV Ban: First Reading of "Oversized Vehicle" Ordinance at Santa Cruz City Council. indybay.org The RV Parking Ban is #25 on the city council meeting agenda and will be heard after 1: 00 PM (sometime in the afternoon or early evening). | Click on Zoom link (no time delay): zoom.us/j/94684401344 | Online at http: //www.cityofsantacruz.com/government/city-council/council-meetings…

Dan Yaseen (2021-10-23). Speaking Truth to Empire with Joan Roelofs. warisacrime.org Speaking Truth to Empire on KFCF 88.1 FM independently owned and locally operated in Fresno since 1975, Dan Yaseen interviews Joan Roelofs. She is Professor Emerita of Political Science, Keene State College, New Hampshire. She is the author of Foundations and Public Policy: The Mask of Pluralism and Greening Cities. A community education short course …

_____ (2021-10-23). Pandora Papers: Who Needs Exotic Tax Havens When the U.S. is Already a Big One? strategic-culture.org Sam Pizzigati co-edits inequality.org which researches and highlights the growing wealth gap in the United States. The organization is widely respected as non-partisan, and has produced numerous papers and books on the subject which are used as critical resources by civic society and policymakers in the fight against economic inequality. | The answer is simple, says author and researcher Sam Pizzigati who coedits

The Lancet (2021-10-23). [Editorial] Abortion bans in the USA harm health equity. thelancet.com On Sept 1, the state of Texas enacted Senate Bill 8S (SB8S), banning all abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected—at as early as 6 weeks of gestation and before most women know they are pregnant—effectively making abortion illegal in the state. In response, the US Justice Department filed a brief with the US Supreme Court against SB8S, stating that the ban unconstitutionally violates citizens' rights and wrongly deputises citizens across the USA to notify authorities of anyone aiding or abetting such abortions, thereby rewarding vigilantism (and providing a US$10‚Äà000 cash award…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-10-23). Towards Technofascism: Vaccine Passports and the Inequality Virus in the Debate. libya360.wordpress.com Eder Peña As part of the normality that, like a promised land, they have repeatedly offered during the pandemic, some governments of the Global North have created mechanisms to control mobility based on the inoculation of vaccines against covid-19. The so-called vaccine passport has raised a debate that goes beyond vaccines and calls into question…

Wingel Xue, Alexandre White (2021-10-23). [Perspectives] COVID-19 and the rebiologisation of racial difference. thelancet.com In the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic, early dashboards set up by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering tracked overall numbers of cases and deaths but provided no demographic breakdown of these statistics. Current data show wide racial disparities in the burden of COVID-19 in the USA, with Latino, Indigenous, and Black people disproportionately affected. Similar disparities are also evident in other nations with histories of structural racism.

Sharon Kelly (2021-10-23). Fossil fuel plant run by William Koch at heart of EPA investigation into racism in Texas's environmental oversight. nationofchange.org "My hope is that they will thoroughly investigate their emissions and their impact on the community and draw what we believe to be an inescapable conclusion that Oxbow is an eminent danger to the life and health of people in Port Arthur and southeast Texas."

WSWS (2021-10-23). Canadian educators and workers explain why they are attending the October 24 webinar on eliminating COVID-19. wsws.org A school caretaker wrote, "With this knowledge we can mobilize all education workers to immediately close schools until there are zero reported COVID cases."

Poor People's Campaign (2021-10-23). Sunday 10/24: Rally Against Senator Manchin for Hurting Voting Rights & Economic Assisstance. indybay.org Online rally livestream…

Oakland Privacy (2021-10-23). Wednesday 11/17: Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State. indybay.org We will probably meet online in October and November due to Covid, as we did in September and August, although it is possible we will meet in-person at the OMNI Commons, as we have in the past before the pandemic, and did in July, assuming it is open and available. Please email contact@oaklandprivacy.org a few days before the meeting to get up-to-date location information or obtain Zoom meeting access info.

Editor (2021-10-23). Cuba now part of China's 'Belt and Road Energy' alliance. mronline.org Cuba joined the Alliance for Energy of the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a project to build an international mega-platform for cooperation and exchange under the principle of shared profit.

Editor (2021-10-23). Multimillionaire counterrevolutionary: Mark R. Levin's new book 'American Marxism'. mronline.org Every thuggish movement needs its cover of respectability and even scholarly, theoretical pillars.

Editor (2021-10-23). Mumia Abu-Jamal: Militant journalism from behind enemy lines. mronline.org Mumia Abu-Jamal has spent nearly 40 years unjustly imprisoned after he was framed and convicted of killing a white police officer in Philadelphia.

Vijay Prashad (2021-10-23). Chile is at the dawn of a new political era. mronline.org The search for the new era in Chile has two important avenues: the writing of the new constitution, which is what the 155 members of the Constitutional Convention are doing, and the presidential election to be held on November 21, 2021.

Yves Engler (2021-10-23). The 'cancel culture' of Israel lobby in Canada. mronline.org The list of good people who have been put through the "cancel culture" ringer by the Israel lobby is long. Hundreds, probably thousands, of Canadians have lost jobs and contracts or simply been tormented by the Israel lobby for supporting Palestinians.

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2021-10-23: News Headlines

The Lancet (2021-10-23). [Editorial] Abortion bans in the USA harm health equity. thelancet.com On Sept 1, the state of Texas enacted Senate Bill 8S (SB8S), banning all abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected—at as early as 6 weeks of gestation and before most women know they are pregnant—effectively making abortion illegal in the state. In response, the US Justice Department filed a brief with the US Supreme Court against SB8S, stating that the ban unconstitutionally violates citizens' rights and wrongly deputises citizens across the USA to notify authorities of anyone aiding or abetting such abortions, thereby rewarding vigilantism (and providing a US$10‚Äà000 cash award…

Wingel Xue, Alexandre White (2021-10-23). [Perspectives] COVID-19 and the rebiologisation of racial difference. thelancet.com In the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic, early dashboards set up by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering tracked overall numbers of cases and deaths but provided no demographic breakdown of these statistics. Current data show wide racial disparities in the burden of COVID-19 in the USA, with Latino, Indigenous, and Black people disproportionately affected. Similar disparities are also evident in other nations with histories of structural racism.

WSWS (2021-10-23). Canadian educators and workers explain why they are attending the October 24 webinar on eliminating COVID-19. wsws.org A school caretaker wrote, "With this knowledge we can mobilize all education workers to immediately close schools until there are zero reported COVID cases."

Vijay Prashad (2021-10-23). Chile is at the dawn of a new political era. mronline.org The search for the new era in Chile has two important avenues: the writing of the new constitution, which is what the 155 members of the Constitutional Convention are doing, and the presidential election to be held on November 21, 2021.

Poor People's Campaign (2021-10-23). Sunday 10/24: Rally Against Senator Manchin for Hurting Voting Rights & Economic Assisstance. indybay.org Online rally livestream…

Stop the RV Ban (2021-10-23). Tuesday 10/26: RV Ban: First Reading of "Oversized Vehicle" Ordinance at Santa Cruz City Council. indybay.org The RV Parking Ban is #25 on the city council meeting agenda and will be heard after 1: 00 PM (sometime in the afternoon or early evening). | Click on Zoom link (no time delay): zoom.us/j/94684401344 | Online at http: //www.cityofsantacruz.com/government/city-council/council-meetings…

Oakland Privacy (2021-10-23). Wednesday 11/17: Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State. indybay.org We will probably meet online in October and November due to Covid, as we did in September and August, although it is possible we will meet in-person at the OMNI Commons, as we have in the past before the pandemic, and did in July, assuming it is open and available. Please email contact@oaklandprivacy.org a few days before the meeting to get up-to-date location information or obtain Zoom meeting access info.

Brett Wilkins (2021-10-22). Taking Aim at Predatory Equity Firms. zcomm.org Warren Leads Bill to 'Stop Wall Street Looting'

SAM (2021-10-22). Can Billionaires Save the World? inequality.org

Tom Mackaman (2021-10-22). The removal of Jefferson's statue is a gift to the political right. zcomm.org It is not accidental that the attack on Jefferson, the figure most closely associated with equality in American history, comes in the midst of a pandemic that has killed 750,000 Americans…

Anand Naidoo (2021-10-22). The Heat: Africa's challenges. america.cgtn.com African economies are growing this year, but they still lag compared to developed countries. How can Sub-Saharan Africa close the inequality gap?

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-10-22). Systemic Crisis Further Exposes Inequalities: Poor Women's Global Struggle Against Hunger and Pandemic. libya360.wordpress.com Mision_VerdadWomen have borne the brunt of hunger and inequality during the pandemic (Photo: Marek Studzinski / Pixabay) Without a doubt, the global pandemic of covid-19 has had a devastating impact on the economy and, consequently, on the population. Its appearance has accelerated a systemic crisis that was already underway, and has brought to light the…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-10-22). New Israeli bill proposes to let police enter homes of Arab citizens without warrant. peoplesdispatch.org Critics argue that in the name of fighting rising crime rates within the Arab community, Israel is legalizing discrimination against Arab citizens. Recently, the policy of indefinite detention. so far followed only in the occupied territories, was extended to Arab citizens of Israel…

Michael Welton (2021-10-22). Ryerson Toppled, Ryerson Reassembled. counterpunch.org Historical figures move in and out of favour as the public's mood rides the wild winds of change through the years. Egerton Ryerson (1803-1882), famed Methodist founder of the Ontario public school system, is one such figure. In my history of education doctoral studies at UBC in the early 1980s, Ryerson was certainly the centre

Editor (2021-10-22). SPEECH: Frederick Douglass on John Brown, 1860. mronline.org On December 3rd, 1860, Frederick Douglass was set to address an anti-slavery rally at Boston's Tremont Temple Baptist Church, held to commemorate the death of the radical abolitionist John Brown and to mark the one-year anniversary of his ill-fated raid on the federal arsenal at Harper's Ferry Virgina.

Shimbun Akahata (2021-10-22). Japanese Communists rally opposition parties to elect 'a pro-people government'. peoplesworld.org TOKYO—At a street rally held near Tokyo's JR Ikebukuro Station on Oct. 14, Japanese Communist Party Chair Shii Kazuo appealed to a large audience, "Let's put an end to the Liberal Democratic-Komei coalition government and establish a pro-people government!" Video of the rally was broadcast live on YouTube to an online audience of at least …

Editor (2021-10-22). The 'Democratic Majority for Israel' is a hate organization. mronline.org I argued in my last article that the hatred coming from the Jewish community is not confronted because it comes in the guise of fighting antisemitism. Ten days ago we saw another example of this hatred that has no name.

Editor (2021-10-22). New World Coming: 'Racial Capitalism' with Robin D. G. Kelley. mronline.org James Counts Early is joined by historian and activist Robin D.G. Kelley to discuss Robin's career work on racial capitalism, multiculturalism and identity, and the history of the struggle for socialism.

Vijay Prashad (2021-10-22). If all refugees lived in one place, it would be the 17th most populous country in the world: The Forty-Second Newsletter (2021). mronline.org On 5 October, the United Nations Human Rights Council passed a historic, non-legally binding resolution that 'recognises the right to a safe, clean, healthy, and sustainable environment as a human right that is important for the enjoyment of human rights'.

Editor (2021-10-22). A different sort of truth. mronline.org In the novel released this year, Mohamedou Ould Slahi offers a glimpse of the world he created to escape Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, writes Alexander Hartwiger.

MEE, agencies (2021-10-22). UAE arrests broadcast journalist over comments made off-air before football match. middleeasteye.net UAE arrests broadcast journalist over comments made off-air before football match | State media says unidentified journalist's comments were leaked online and would harm the 'public interest' in the UAE | Fri, 10/22/2021 – 16: 02 | The comments came ahead of a broadcast of the 2022 Qatar World Cup Asian Qualifiers match between UAE and Iraq at the Zabeel stadium in Dubai, on 12 October 202…

WSWS (2021-10-22). Global Online Picket Line: Oct 22 school strike. wsws.org Today, parents, teachers and workers in countries around the world are once again supporting the call from UK parent Lisa Diaz for a one day school strike to fight against the deadly reopening of schools as the COVID-19 pandemic rages.

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