Daily Archives: January 20, 2022

2022-01-20: News Headlines

_____ (2022-01-19). There Must Be a Response to the Risk of Biological Catastrophe Posed by US Military Laboratories. journal-neo.org In light of the civil disturbances which have swept across Kazakhstan, the risk of a biological catastrophe is growing because of secret US military laboratories in regions of Central Asia and the South Caucasus, which are potentially susceptible to sociopolitical unrest. Aside from the fact that the USA's development of delayed-action bioweapons in Kazakhstan is …

rebekah (2022-01-19). Report: Taxing the World's Richest Would Raise US $2.52 Trillion a Year. inequality.org

Fight Back (2022-01-19). Chicago: Community and labor organizations mobilize for voting rights. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – On Martin Luther King Jr Day, January 17, the family of Dr. King led a march for voting rights across Frederick Douglass bridge in Washington DC. At the same time, a coalition of over a dozen community organizations and labor unions organized a caravan of over 100 cars up King Drive in Chicago for the same purpose. Activists in both cities and across the country have voiced their support of the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement (JLVRA) Act. | In a statement on the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression website, NAARPR executive director Frank Chapman…

Staff (2022-01-19). Más de 1 400 mipymes en Cuba: øCómo avanza el desarrollo de los nuevos actores económicos? cubadebate.cu El 29 de septiembre del año pasado serían autorizadas por el MEP las primeras 35 mipymes en Cuba. Hoy ya suman 1 449 microempresas privadas y estatales. øCómo marcha el proceso de creación de los nuevos actores económicos? øCómo son los vínculos con las empresas estatales? øQué se debe mejorar? Para responder estas y otras interrogantes comparecieron en la Mesa Redonda la viceministra de Economía y Planificación, una directiva del Ministerio de Justicia, y dos emprendedores.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-19). Iran's exports to ECO member states up 52% in 9 months: IRICA. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 19 (MNA) — Spokesman for Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) said that country's exports of products to Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO)'s member states registered a 52 percent growth in current year.

Haymarket Books (2022-01-19). Wednesday 1/19: US Labor on the Move: The Union Labor Fights Ahead in 2022. indybay.org Online event…

Labor Video Project (2022-01-19). Clover & The Class War In South Africa With GIWUSA President Mametlwe Sebei. indybay.org Five thousand workers at the Clover Dairy company in South Africa are fighting an Israeli billionaire family the Wertheim's who have taken over the company and have cut wages and threatened thousands of layoffs. South African unions are calling for an international day of solidarity at all Israeli consulates and embassies, South African embassies and consulates and all franchises of Coca-Cola…

WSWS (2022-01-19). Australian teacher unions collaborate with school reopening drive amid record COVID infections. wsws.org The refusal of the union bureaucracy to defend the basic rights of teachers and school workers has never been as stark as it is now.

WSWS (2022-01-19). Oxfam report reveals malignant dependency of the pandemic on capitalist inequality. wsws.org The Oxfam report "Inequality Kills," published on Monday, exposes the connection between the wealth accumulation of the billionaire elite and the deadly impact of the pandemic on masses of people internationally over the past two years.

WSWS (2022-01-19). David O'Sullivan's preliminary hearing held at Watford Employment Tribunal. wsws.org O'Sullivan said, "This case goes to the heart of what rights employees have to protect themselves in the pandemic, and how far they can go in pursuing those rights."

WSWS (2022-01-19). Anger, grief among autoworkers following COVID death of young Chicago Ford worker. wsws.org Workers who spoke out placed the blame of Caleb Dye's death on the unions, the auto companies and the profit system.

Sarah Hathway (2022-01-19). Omicron: As inequalities grow unions must fight back. greenleft.org.au Workers have been forced to bear the cost of the COVID-19 recession while corporations have raked in huge profits. Sarah Hathway argues that unions are in a good position to make demands on the state and bosses for protections.

WSWS (2022-01-19). Seattle-area concrete workers strike enters third month. wsws.org Across the metro area of Seattle, Washington, 330 concrete workers are striking for better wages and retirement benefits.

WSWS (2022-01-19). Turkish iron miners launch wildcat strike for wages and benefits. wsws.org These nonunion miners' wildcat strike is part of an emerging international movement of workers against rising living costs and deadly pandemic policies.

William Briggs (2022-01-19). Sub-Saharan Africa and the degeneration of capitalism. greenleft.org.au Africa ought to be the richest continent on Earth. Its natural resources alone make this a fact and yet it remains oppressed and prey to exploitation. William Briggs explains why.

Party for Socialism & Liberation (2022-01-19). Friday 1/21: Virtual Forum: The Crisis in SF Public Education. indybay.org Virtual event. Register here…

Angela Carr (2022-01-19). We need to step up the fight against inequality. greenleft.org.au Angela Carr is a union delegate, community services worker, housing justice campaigner and a Socialist Alliance candidate for the Victorian Senate. She says collectivist, socialist solutions are needed for the multiple crises we face.

Jacob Andrewartha (2022-01-19). Socialist Alliance 16th conference discusses collective pandemic response. greenleft.org.au Delegates and members across Australia took part in the 16th National Conference of the Socialist Alliance on January 15-16. Jacob Andrewartha reports.

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