(2022-04-09). Corporate Media Ignores Senate Hearing on Corporate Greed and Inflation. scheerpost.com Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks during a Senate Budget Committee hearing June 8, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. | By Ralph Nader / It is exceedingly rare for a major congressional committee to hold hearings on "corporate greed" leading to corporate profiteering and surging prices on consumer goods. On April 5, 2022, Senate Budget Chairman, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) chartered uncensored territory on corporate avarice with a lead witness, former Secretary of Labor, Robert Reic…
(2022-04-09). What is a Crime Wave? (first of a series). indybay.org As police demand equipment to deal with a crime wave, they are one. Their use of surveillance technology is part of that. This article is a brief analysis of how.
(2022-04-09). Will Smith gets 10-year Oscars ban for slapping Chris Rock. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 09 (MNA) — Will Smith has been banned from attending the Oscars for 10 years, the academy that hands out the awards announced, less than two weeks after the American actor slapped comedian Chris Rock on stage.
(2022-04-09). First Footage From Seaport Of Mariupol: Russian Forces Gained Strategic Position, Secure Evacuation Of International Crews. southfront.org On April 8, first footage from the port of Mariupol confirmed that the Armed Forces of the DPR and the…
(2022-04-09). The Birth of a 'New World Order' from the Ukrainian Battlefield. orinocotribune.com By Elijah J. Magnier — Apr 4, 2022 | There is a lot of speculation about the birth of a "new world order" from the womb of the battle in Ukraine between America and Russia. The Middle East, Asia and Africa are awaiting the results of this battle, its implications and what will be the outcome to form new alliances once the dust has settled. A new world will inevitably be born after long labours and punctuated by direct wars, countries' occupations, proxy wars and illegal unilateral sanctions which have exhausted the world's population. What will the "New World Order" look like, and will it be better or wor…
(2022-04-09). Who is Blocking the Supply of Oil Needed by Europe? journal-neo.org The global energy crisis and the US anti-Russian sanctions due to the special operation in Ukraine have led to the fact that Europe is now spending about 10% of GDP on energy resources, according to analysts of Black Rock, one of the world's largest investment companies. The last time the Old World spent this much …
(2022-04-09). Verdict in trial of Michigan kidnap plotters sanctions right-wing political violence in the US. wsws.org The outcome of the trial against four men who planned to kidnap and kill the Democratic governor was managed by District Judge Robert Jonker, who barred discussion of the broader political context and instructed the jury to consider FBI entrapment as a defense.
(2022-04-09). Family of 14-year-old boy who died at Orlando, Florida amusement park plans to file lawsuit as evidence of recklessness, endangerment surface. wsws.org Evidence continues to mount exposing possible irregularities and recklessness in the ride's operation and manufacturing.
(2022-04-09). PSOE-Podemos ends COVID-19 mitigations forcing Spanish workers to stay on the job sick. wsws.org Madrid is ending even the most basic monitoring, setting the stage for a new surge whose full extent will not be known until hospitalizations and deaths begin to rise.
(2022-04-09). Capitalism normalizes death: From COVID-19 to the threat of nuclear war. wsws.org The utter casualness and recklessness with which the US political establishment is treating the prospect of a war that threatens to escalate into a full-scale nuclear exchange must be seen in context of the ruling elite's indifference to mass death in the pandemic.
(2022-04-09). Oakland Unified approves expansion of charters amid school closures. wsws.org The school closures come on the heels of union efforts to isolate and demobilize teachers and students fighting for COVID safety.
(2022-04-09). Workers Struggles: Asia and Australia. wsws.org India: JNS Instruments parts manufacturer workers protest for reinstatement and union rights; Hundreds of bus drivers strike in Rangpur, Bangladesh; Australia: Private company bus drivers take action in Victoria and NSW; Ipswich City Council workers strike again for higher pay…
(2022-04-09). Pakistan's Supreme Court orders no-confidence vote, paving way for change in government. wsws.org The economic crisis, coupled with the government's privatization and austerity policies and its ruinous mishandling of the pandemic, have drastically eroded popular support for Khan and his PTI-led government.
(2022-04-09). Howard University Hospital staff plan one-day strike due to staffing ratios, low pay. wsws.org The strike by over 300 nurses and hospital workers comes as a wave of working class struggle has moved to oppose the capitalist elite's efforts to impose the weight of the pandemic and inflation on the population's back.
(2022-04-09). French elections too close to call, far right calls for national unity government. wsws.org The campaign was widely unpopular, as all candidates advocated similar policies of austerity, mass COVID infection and military threats against Russia.
(2022-04-09). Global protest movement grows on every continent amid worsening commodity shortages. wsws.org The US-NATO proxy war against Russia in Ukraine has triggered a wave of protests against the rising cost of living, tapping into deep working class anger over social inequality and the devastating impact of the pandemic.
(2022-04-09). The Eyes of Tammy Faye: A far cry from Elmer Gantry. wsws.org The filmmakers mistake "humanizing," recognizing that people have different and sometimes quite contradictory sides to them, with "condoning" and "excusing."
(2022-04-09). Shanghai lockdown extended indefinitely as COVID-19 cases continue to climb. wsws.org The lockdown in Shanghai has been extended indefinitely as COVID-19 cases continue to rise, prompting denunciations in the corporate press of the Zero-COVID policy that has saved millions of lives.
(2022-04-09). Chevron refinery strike enters fourth week as union and company signal agreement to end strike. wsws.org Workers should be warned. Chevron is looking forward to ending this strike on its terms. While the company may give the slightest of concessions, the fundamental issues of unsafe, overworked conditions and pay far beneath the surging cost of living will not be addressed.
(2022-04-09). Sixth wave of pandemic underway in Canada as governments dismantle COVID reporting and last protective measures. wsws.org All signs point to Canada being in the midst of a new wave of the pandemic, triggered by the emergence of the BA.2 subvariant and fueled by government let-it-rip policies at the federal and provincial level.
(2022-04-09). Wildcat strikes erupt in Brazil's steel industry as workers defy unions. wsws.org CSN workers joined a growing strike movement in Brazil and around the word, walking off the job to demand higher salaries and bonuses.
(2022-04-09). Video: David Berger, a remote area general practioner in northern Australia, endorses Global Inquest into COVID-19 pandemic. wsws.org Berger denounces the failure of governments to protect the population from COVID-19 and calls for an "information war" to refute the unscientific material and lies about the disease from the government and mainstream media.
(2022-04-09). Australia pushes for stepped-up NATO confrontation with China. wsws.org Australia is playing the role of one of Washington's most aggressive attack dogs on the international stage.
(2022-04-09). Amazon Labor Union turns to AFL-CIO following successful vote at Staten Island warehouse. wsws.org It has not taken long for the leaders of the Amazon Labor Union, which won a vote at Amazon's JFK8 warehouse on Staten Island last week, to demonstrate their orientation to the AFL-CIO bureaucracy and the Democratic Party.
(2022-04-09). Fire breaks out in shopping mall in Russia's Usinsk. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 09 (MNA) — A fire broke out in the Severynoye Siyaniye shopping mall in the Russian city of Usinsk, Komi Region, the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations announced Saturday.
(2022-04-09). British trade unions enrol in Johnson government's war drive. wsws.org The union rally in London is a politically filthy event, lending support to the right-wing Ukrainian government as a means of lining up behind the US, Britain and other NATO powers whose proxy war against Russia it is fighting.
(2022-04-09). Testing the Waters for Another Koffee Klatch. indybay.org With the increased sweeps against those outside in Santa Cruz, HUFF (Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom) is checking out unhoused and sympathizer support for a regular daytime presence at City Council offices to lobby the Council for some fundamental policy changes.The regular gathering would include coffee and munchables as we seek to speak to the unspeakable.
(2022-04-09). Sri Lankan SEP holds press conference to outline way forward for mass protests. wsws.org Wije Dias, the SEP general secretary, said the party was proposing the abolition of the executive presidency and the fight for a workers' and peasants' government.
(2022-04-09). Video: Imperial Conquest: America's "Long War" against Humanity. globalresearch.ca The world is at the crossroads of the most serious crisis in modern history. The US has embarked on a military adventure, "a long war", which threatens the future of humanity.
(2022-04-09). Video: War in Ukraine: Truth and Lies. Endorse the Peace Negotiations: Michel Chossudovsky. globalresearch.ca Alexander Fomin, who was leading the Russian peace delegation in Istanbul: | "In order to increase mutual trust and create the necessary …
(2022-04-09). Conversando con Díaz Canel: "Vamos a vencer" cubadebate.cu Cuba sigue enfrentando grandes desafíos y quedan muchos problemas por resolver. Sin embargo, está claro que Díaz-Canel lidera una profunda renovación de la Revolución cubana, en un proceso que busca enfrentar muchos desafíos complejos al empoderar a los líderes y ciudadanos locales para que se conviertan en solucionadores de problemas democráticos dentro de sus comunidades.
(2022-04-09). Oklahoma legislature passes bill banning almost all abortions, makes performing one a felony. wsws.org Senate Bill 612 would make performing an abortion, "except to save the life of a pregnant woman in a medical emergency," a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of $100,000.
(2022-04-09). Sunday 4/10: Mickey Huff! Green Sun.FREE public program. Solve polarization: Critical Thinking, Media. indybay.org Riveting zoom presentation beginning 5pm Pacific time. Link: us02web.zoom.us/j/89559844652 | Meeting id: 895 5984 4652 | To join via phone, dial by your location | +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose) | +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) | +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) | +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) | +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) | +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) | Find your local number:…
(2022-04-09). Tuesday 4/5: Matt Gaetz on the US military has some points, but isn't too sharp. indybay.org online virtual kibbitz room: | zoom.us/j/97428665894?pwd=eTlzLy9FNUg3Y0syUmRPM0g2VW5Edz09…
(2022-04-09). WAR CRIMINALS OF THE WORLD FIGHT—SPILLING THE PEOPLE'S BLOOD. indybay.org workers, civilians shed blood in the war waged by the rich…
(2022-04-09). Pakistan PM says he will not accept 'imported govt.'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 09 (MNA) — Reacting to the ruling of the Supreme Court and cancellation of the dissolution of the Parliament, the Prime Minister of Pakistan said that he does not accept 'imported government' and will stage peaceful demonstration.
(2022-04-09). Sri Lanka at centre of growing debt and inflation crisis. wsws.org The UN food price index for March reached a record high, increasing by 34 percent from a year ago—described by the UN as a "giant leap."
(2022-04-09). Friday 4/8: Celebration Rally for First Black Woman Justice to SCOTUS. indybay.org Livestream of celebration rally at steps of U.S. Supreme Court…
(2022-04-09). Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos pide a Perú no liberar a Fujimori. cubadebate.cu La Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (Corte IDH) emitió hoy una resolución que ordena al Estado peruano no implementar la sentencia de su Tribunal Constitucional respecto a la liberación del expresidente Alberto Fujimori.
(2022-04-09). Britain, Germany jointly pledge to pour more weapons into Ukraine. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Bloomberg NewsApril 8, 2022 Germany, UK offer more weapons for Ukraine in show of unity Germany and Britain vowed to send Ukraine more weapons and work together to put pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin, downplaying differences over imposing tougher sanctions on Moscow. Speaking after talks in Downing Street, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the …
(2022-04-09). Tuesday 4/12: Planned Parenthood National Mobilization Call to Volunteer Against Abortion Bans. indybay.org Virtual intro to volunteering webinar…
(2022-04-09). Protesters outside Sri Lankan High Commission in London speak on social and political crisis. wsws.org "All the workers should be given an opportunity to speak this time, not the politicians. They cannot stop us this time, they imposed a curfew and still the protesting continued."
(2022-04-09). U.S. Cyber Command backs Ukraine's war efforts. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Defense NewsApril 7, 2022 US Cyber Command reinforces Ukraine and allies amid Russian onslaught U.S. Cyber Command has played a pivotal role in shielding networks and critical infrastructure stateside and abroad in the run up to and during Russia's attack on Ukraine, its leader told Congress this week. Along with tasking teams with identifying cyber …
(2022-04-09). Biden signs sanctions bills targeting Russian oil. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 09 (MNA) — US President signed bills, passed by Congress earlier, on suspension of normal trade relations with Russia and Belarus, as well as on prohibition of energy import from Russia over the situation in Ukraine.
(2022-04-09). Headlines of Iran's Persian dailies on April 9. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 09 (MNA) — Mehr News agency takes a look at headlines of Iran's Persian-language dailies on Saturday, April 9.
(2022-04-09). West's actions could led to US-Russia military confrontation. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 09 (MNA) — Actions of the West in Ukraine are dangerous and could lead to 'military confrontation' between the US and Russia, Moscow's ambassador to the United States, Anatoly Antonov, has warned.
(2022-04-09). Front pages of Iran's English dailies on April 9. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 09 (MNA) — Here are the front pages of Iran's English language dailies on Saturday, April 9.
(2022-04-09). Saturday 4/23: Climate Action Market at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center. indybay.org 100 McAllister Way, Santa Cruz…
(2022-04-09). Saturday 5/21: Under The Stars: A Sleepout to End Homelessness in Marin. indybay.org Virtual Live Stream…
(2022-04-09). Elected Official Coalition and Other Groups Press for Drilling ban to Weaken Power of Petr. indybay.org The IPCC report makes it clear that delaying more aggressive action to transition away from fossil fuels usage would be catastrophic. In this moment of global crisis, California must do more to meet the challenge of the climate emergency. Elected Officials to Protect California speak out with other groups.