Daily Archives: August 5, 2022

2022-08-05: News Headlines

Jessica Buxbaum (2022-08-04). Israeli Company and UN Human Rights Violator Energix Under Scrutiny for Environmental Violations in US. mintpressnews.com In 2020, the UN designated Israeli company Energix as a violator of human rights, today the company is rapidly expanding into the United States.

WSWS (2022-08-04). IYSSE establishes club at Australia's La Trobe University in meeting defending zero-COVID campaigner Dr David Berger. wsws.org The third IYSSE club in Melbourne was built after months of campaigning among students for a socialist, anti-war perspective and in defence of democratic rights.

____ (2022-08-04). Iranian, Russian chief negotiators discuss JCPOA in Vienna. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 04 (MNA) — At the threshold of new round of talks on removal of anti-Iranian sanctions, Iranian and Russian top negotiators, headed by Ali Bagheri Kani and Mikhail Ulyanov, discussed JCPOA in Austrian capital of Vienna on Thursday.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-04). How China is Countering US Sanctions. libya360.wordpress.com Petr KonovalovFor many years there has been a rivalry between two world superpowers, namely, the United States and China. In recent years, it has developed into an outright struggle, during which the parties use various political and economic instruments against each other. Usually, the sanctions imposed by Washington against its rivals attract the most attention…

TeleSUR (2022-08-04). Holding Venezuelan Gold in the Bank of England is a Robbery. telesurenglish.net On Wednesday, President Nicolas Maduro called the retention of Venezuelan gold deposited in vaults at the Bank of England an act of piracy and theft. | RELATED: | "The gold inside the Bank of England's vaults belongs to the Central Bank of Venezuela," Maduro said, adding that his administration will continue to protest against abuses, sanctions, and the seizure of Venezuelan assets abroad. | "The world must know…

Fight Back (2022-08-04). Chicago rallies to shut down Menard prison. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – The families of a group of wrongfully convicted Black men – Michael Minnifield, Isaiah Brady, Omarr Parks, Chaz Thrailkill and Kenyatta Brown – who are incarcerated in Menard prison held a rally of over 100 people on Monday, August 1 outside the ABC TV headquarters in Chicago. | Demands expressed at the rally included the transfer of the wrongfully convicted men out of Menard, an independent investigation of the prison so abusive guards can be held accountable, a limit to the use of solitary confinement, and ultimately for Menard prison to be shut down. | The rally was organized by the Chicago Alli…

____ (2022-08-04). Iraqi forces detain five ISIL elements in Iraq's Sulaymaniyah. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 04 (MNA) — The Spokesman of Commander-in-Chief of Iraqi Armed Forces announced the arrest of five ISIL Takfiri terrorists in Sulaymaniyah province on Thursday.

____ (2022-08-04). Spokesperson denounces Pelosi's meeting with so-called human rights activists. ecns.cn The meeting between Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, and so-called human rights activists is just another farce, said a Chinese mainland spokesperson on Wednesday.

WSWS (2022-08-04). Australian Aboriginal man died of treatable ear infection in prison. wsws.org The 44-year-old man's death highlights the horrendous conditions of Australia's indigenous people.

____ (2022-08-04). Iran's chief negotiator arrives in Vienna for talks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 04 (MNA) — Iran's negotiating delegation, headed by chief negotiator Ali Bafgheri Kani, arrived in Austrian capital of Vienna on Thursday for the resumption of nuclear talks on the removal of anti-Iran sanctions.

____ (2022-08-04). Americans living in "backsliding" democracy: Washington Post. ecns.cn As voting rights are "being restricted" and freedom is "under siege," Americans are living in a "backsliding" democracy, a recent opinion piece by The Washington Post said.

WSWS (2022-08-04). Landslide vote to defeat anti-abortion initiative in Kansas. wsws.org The outcome of the referendum is a popular rebuke of the reactionary nationwide offensive against abortion rights following the Supreme Court's decision in June abolishing the constitutional right to abortion.

Andrew Korybko (2022-08-03). Kenya's De Facto Compliance with Western Sanctions Endangers Its Food Security. globalresearch.ca

Alastair Crooke (2022-08-03). The EU Has Begun its Retreat. "First Steps in Unraveling Energy and Food Sanctions on Russia" globalresearch.ca

_____ (2022-08-03). Mothers Of The Movement Fight To Abolish The Death Penalty In Illinois. popularresistance.org Illinois – The first time I visited Ronnie Kitchen on death row at Pontiac Correctional Center, I drove down with his mother, Louva Grace Bell. Ronnie was one of the cofounders of the Death Row Ten, a group of Black men, all of whom had been tortured by former Chicago Police Department Commander Jon Burge and white detectives under his command, and all of whom had been convicted and sentenced to death on the basis of tortured confessions. When they came together in 1998, the Death Row Ten enlisted the Campaign to End the Death Penalty (CEDP) to be their voice on the outside and together forged a visible grassroot…

_____ (2022-08-03). Kansas Votes Overwhelmingly To Protect Abortion. popularresistance.org Kansas – Kansans have voted to protect abortion rights in their state. Yes, Kansas — the deep red state where Trump won by more than 15 percentage points last election cycle has voted to protect abortion rights. In fact, Kansas has a history of violence against abortion providers, including the murder of abortion doctor George Tiller in 2009.But the vote wasn't even close. At the time of publishing, the vote was roughly 60% in favor of abortion rights and 40% against. It was overwhelmingly in favor of protecting abortion rights in the state, with a huge voter turnout and by a wide margin. | Amidst the dysto…

_____ (2022-08-03). The History Of African American Cooperative Eco-Systems. popularresistance.org This session is the fourth installment of the Black Labor, Solidarity Economy, and Movement Lawyering Series, Co-organized by the Workers' Rights institute and Julian Hill and hosted in collaboration with Coalition for Racial Equity and Democratic Economies (CREDE), the Georgetown Law Socialist Students Union, ONE DC, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement (MXGM), and Claudia Jones School for Political Education. | In this session, Jessica Gordon-Nembhard will discuss the history of African American mutual aid and cooperative economics, Black cooperative economic thought, the most prolific periods in the US African Americ…

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