Daily Archives: September 16, 2022

2022-09-16: News Headlines

Editor (2022-09-16). Why 'learn to live' with COVID deaths? workers.org If you write for the New York Times, expect to be assigned articles condemning China for causing its people enormous inconvenience and discomfort to avoid massive deaths from the coronavirus. The Times clearly shares the capitalist-class viewpoint that the world's priority should be to get back to business as usual, . . . |

____ (2022-09-16). China's industrial output up 3.6 pct in first eight months. ecns.cn China's value-added industrial output, an important economic indicator, went up 3.6 percent year on year in the first eight months of this year, data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed Friday.

____ (2022-09-16). Xinjiang local rebuffs claims of 'forced labor' during UN session. ecns.cn The allegation of "forced labor" in China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region is an absolute lie, a representative from Xinjiang stood out at the 51st regular session of the UN Human Rights Council.

WSWS (2022-09-16). Essity ends lockout in New Zealand after unions impose sellout deal. wsws.org After 145 workers at the Kawerau paper mill were locked out for nearly six weeks and starved into accepting a below-inflation pay offer, the union bureaucracy is celebrating this sellout.

WSWS (2022-09-16). Kaiser mental health workers continue five-week strike as unions instruct 20,000 Kaiser nurses to cross picket line during contract struggle. wsws.org While workers are being starved and isolated on the picket line, there have been no serious or detailed updates on the state of negotiations released on the NUHW website. In addition, the NUHW has not rallied any of its additional 14,000 members across the country.

WSWS (2022-09-16). German corporations use economic crisis to impose mass layoffs. wsws.org While the largest energy and auto corporations are making record profits, small and medium sized companies are being driven to insolvency en masse and tens of thousands of workers sacked.

Labor Video Project (2022-09-16). US Rail Workers Fed Up & On Verge Of National Strike Over Working Conditions, Health/Safety. indybay.org Gabe Christenson a conductor and Co-chair of Railroad Workers United RWU is interviewed about the conditions and health and safety for railroad workers.

WSWS (2022-09-16). Seattle educators outraged after Seattle Education Association forcibly shuts down strike. wsws.org The union orchestrated a return to work without teachers being able to review the tentative contract, running roughshod over the express will of the membership.

WSWS (2022-09-16). 6,300 Buffalo, New York health care workers vote to strike Kaleida. wsws.org After working more than three months after the initial expiration of their contract, nurses and other health care workers voted by 96 percent to authorize a strike against Kaleida Health.

WSWS (2022-09-16). Lumber workers in Washington and Oregon continue strike for wage increases, benefits. wsws.org On Tuesday, around 1,200 Weyerhaeuser lumber workers began a strike at facilities in Washington and Oregon after massively rejecting the latest contract offer.

Labor Video Project (2022-09-16). Terrorism, Racism & Union Busting Against SEIU1021 SF General Hospital Workers By HR DPH. indybay.org Workers and SEIU 1021 SF General Hospital union leaders reported on the epidemic of bullying, racist discrimination and union busting by DPH and CCSF HR. The City has spent over $100 million on paying for illegal discrimination, defendant lawyers and City lawyers to defend illegal racist attacks and systemic racism.

WSWS (2022-09-16). While rail unions meet with Biden to avert strike, 0 railroaders attend meeting to organize rank-and-file opposition. wsws.org With the specter of a national rail strike in the United States looming, two meetings took place on Wednesday night. The first was a union—government—corporate conspiracy in Washington; the second was a meeting by railroaders to fight for rank-and-file control.

Lee Siu Hin (2022-09-16). Fall 2022 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Immigrant Justice News Alert! indybay.org U.S. Political Prisoners Special Report: We Have Hundreds of Political Prisoners, Thousands of Asian-American Hate Victims, Half Million Child Farm Labors!

WSWS (2022-09-16). Will Ray Curry debate a rank-and-file worker? wsws.org The following is an email that UAW presidential candidate Will Lehman sent to the UAW membership on Thursday, September 15. A debate is currently scheduled for Thursday, September 22 at 6 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, though Curry has not yet said he will attend.

Staff (2022-09-16). Unión de Jóvenes Comunistas convoca a tuitazo este viernes en respaldo al nuevo Código de las Familias. cubadebate.cu La Unión de Jóvenes Comunistas (UJC) convocó hoy a un tuitazo en respaldo al nuevo Código de las Familias, el cual se someterá a referendo el 25 de septiembre próximo. Según la cuenta en la red social Twitter de la organización política, la invitación es para este viernes 16 de septiembre, de 9: 00 am a 12: 00 pm.

TeleSUR -ysm, DRL (2022-09-16). Gremios docentes rechazan nuevo ciclo lectivo en Buenos Aires. telesurtv.net El jefe del Gobierno porteño, Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, anunció que tres sábados serán laborales el ciclo lectivo 2023.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-09-15). Human Toll of Eight-Year Ukrainian Army Onslaught in Eastern Ukraine is Shocking. libya360.wordpress.com John Parker John Parker walking through a Ukrainian bunker west of Sokilnyky. [Source: Photo courtesy of John Parker] The eastern Ukrainian countryside is being littered with Ukrainian Army mines while some towns have been abandoned as residents had to escape Ukrainian Army shelling. Residents consider Americans who send money to the Ukrainian government in the…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-09-15). US Ammunition Running Low for Ukraine, No Quick Fix for Shortage. libya360.wordpress.com The Western media based on US Army market surveys is taking notice of critical shortages of munitions among US stockpiles and what is available to send Ukraine. The shortages undoubtedly have and will continue to manifest themselves on the battlefield in the form of Ukrainian forces being constantly outgunned. References: The Duran &#1 ; Bakhmut and…

Anonymous765 (2022-09-15). Syrian And Russian Strikes Deal A Heavy Blow To HTS's Drone Program In Greater Idlib. southfront.org |

Workers World Party (2022-09-15). PDF of September 15 issue. workers.org Download the PDF. Google, Amazon workers say 'No tech for Israeli apartheid' Michigan: Ballot access win Housing activists crash gentrifiers' party Buffalo workers fight for tenant Mine wars: Blair Mountain to Alabama Donovan Lewis' life matters Tear Down the Walls: Remembering 1971 Attica uprising Free Alex Saab documentary Editorials: Why . . . |

WSWS (2022-09-15). Defend Esquel and Aura workers jobs at the Koggala Free Trade Zone in Sri Lanka! wsws.org The destruction of jobs at the Esquel and Aura garment factories is part of an escalating attack on the living standards and basic democratic rights of the entire working class.

Minnie Bruce Pratt (2022-09-15). Alabama miners defiant in longest U.S. strike underway. workers.org The longest strike in the U.S. is going on right now in Brookwood, Alabama, where United Mine Workers are still on the picket line after 17-plus months. In April 2021, 1,100 workers walked out of the Warrior Met mines. They had given serious wage and benefit concessions to save the . . . |

Infobrics (2022-09-15). Half of Americans think US will lose superpower status within ten years. infobrics.org The very fact so many Americans think the US is turning into a dictatorship and that a civil war is a likely scenario speaks volumes of the unflattering state of the much-touted "American democracy".

Otis Grotewohl (2022-09-15). UMWA commemorates the Mine Wars on Labor Day weekend. workers.org Marmet, West Virginia During Labor Day weekend, the West Virginia Mine Wars Museum hosted two ceremonies entitled "Courage in the Hollers" to present permanent monuments in honor of the coal miners who fought in the Battle of Blair Mountain. That conflict is considered the largest labor uprising in U.S. history . . . |

WSWS (2022-09-15). Warnings of financial turbulence amid rising workers' struggles. wsws.org The key issue for ruling circles in the US and elsewhere is how far and how fast interest rates must be raised to suppress the growing movement of the working class for wage increases.

Infobrics (2022-09-15). BRICS Industrial Innovation Contest Final Kicks Off in Xiamen. infobrics.org Contestants compete in the industrial internet, intelligent manufacturing, and green development during the contest themed "industrial innovation for stronger, greener, and healthier global development"

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-09-15). Afghan People Face a Deadly Humanitarian Crisis. libya360.wordpress.com Amitabha Roychowdhury As winter approaches, the UN Security Council should set aside differences and urgently focus on how to send assistance to Afghanistan's impoverished people The massive humanitarian crisis and the perilous condition of the economy in Afghanistan are likely to worsen with the impending onset of the harsh winter season for the second time…

Carlos L. Garrido (2022-09-15). The Failed Serotonin Theory of Depression: A Marxist Analysis. orinocotribune.com By Carlos L. Garrido &#1 ; Sep 9, 2022 | A recent study published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry sent shockwaves across the scientific community and popular outlets as it disproved the predominant "serotonin hypothesis" of depression. In just two weeks since its publication it has been accessed by nearly half a million people and the subject of dozens of subsequent articles. The researchers analyzed a total of seventeen systematic reviews, meta-analyses, and other large studies focused on the following six tenets pertinent to the "serotonin hypothesis" of depression: | "(1) Serotonin and the serotonin metabo…

Fight Back (2022-09-15). Greece: All-Workers Militant Front (PAME) Solidarity with the Nurses' Strike in Minnesota and Wisconsin. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the influential Greek labor organization, the All-Workers Militant Front (PAME). | PAME that represents the class unions of Greece, expresses its solidarity with the strike of thousands of nurses in Minnesota and Wisconsin in the USA who are demanding 27% wage increases. | Health workers both before and during the pandemic have been on the front line of protecting the lives and health of the people. But governments and business groups that treat health as a commodity on the one hand treat the sick as customers who must pay to get well and on the…

Editor (2022-09-15). Freight Workers Explain Why National Railroad Strike is Looming. scheerpost.com A national rail shutdown, which has not occurred since the early 1990s, would have a major economic impact. Photo: Jim Hamilton, CC BY 2.0. | By Maximillian Alvarez / On Friday, September 16, the United States could see its first major rail strike and/or rail lockout since the early '90s. Railroad workers have reached the end of their rope after years of enduring dramatic staff cuts that have piled more work onto fewer workers, along with exhausting schedules and draconian attendance…

Fight Back (2022-09-15). Arlington, TX students speak out for reproductive rights on campus. fightbacknews.org Arlington, TX – On September 7, the Progressive Student Union held a rally here to speak out against the reversal of Roe v. Wade, as part of a wider national day of action called by Students for a Democratic Society. | Texas is one of the few states that has nearly banned abortion outright via its "trigger law" from 2019, but there are exceptions for the mother's life being in danger. Given this reality PSU organized the rally to call upon new University of Texas at Arlington President Jennifer Evans-Cowley to protect abortion on the UTA campus. This sentiment was echoed by many students over the course of planni…

Labor Video Project (2022-09-15). US Rail Workers Fed Up & On Verge Of National Strike Over Working Conditions,Health/Safety. indybay.org Gabe Christenson a conductor and Co-chair of Railroad Workers United RWU is interviewed about the conditions and health and safety for railroad workers.

WSWS (2022-09-15). UK rail workers support US railroad struggle. wsws.org Rail workers in the UK, who have taken part in repeated national strikes over the last three months, gave statements of solidarity with this critical struggle.

WSWS (2022-09-15). Workers at GM plant in Silao, Mexico: US sponsored union 'destroyed our independence'. wsws.org The AFL-CIO and US government imposed a so-called "independent" union at the GM Silao factory that has acted no differently from the corrupt charro unions, according to six workers used in the process and then "thrown into the trash."

Anonymous669 (2022-09-15). New Videos Of Azerbaijani Strikes On Armenian Forces Emerge As Situation In Karabakh Cools Down. southfront.org Bayrakdar TB2 UCAV, source: ssb.gov.tr | As the situation in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh cools down, new videos of Azerbaijani drone strikes on Armenian forces continue to emerge. | On September 15, the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense shared videos of recent strikes by Turkish-made Bayraktar TB2 combat drones on several Armenian positions and military trucks across the frontline in Nagorno-Karabakh. | One of the videos also shows the aftermath of intensive Azerbaijani artillery strikes…

WSWS (2022-09-15). Canadian rail workers back strike action by their US colleagues. wsws.org "I support them! Fully!" said one rail worker, who is a member of the CP Workers Rank-and-File Committee's Facebook group. "I am a railway worker in Canada and am disgusted by how we (both countries) have been treated by the railway management!"

WSWS (2022-09-15). Australia: Rail union announces token industrial action to conceal plans for sellout. wsws.org New South Wales rail workers will turn off Opal readers in an "action" designed by the Rail, Tram and Bus Union to blind workers to its efforts to bury their dispute in the industrial courts.

WSWS (2022-09-15). Oppose the right-wing smear campaign aimed at silencing Canadian anti-COVID activist and former teacher Ryan Imgrund! wsws.org Imgrund, who built up a large following among workers in Ontario thanks to his advocacy for COVID-19 public health measures, has been targeted by a rabid alliance of far-right anti-vaxxers, COVID deniers, and "left" proponents of identity politics.

Mark Gruenberg (2022-09-15). Pittsburgh case reflects depth of illegal moves by Starbucks. peoplesworld.org PITTSBURGH—A comprehensive case out of Pittsburgh shows the depths to which Starbucks will stoop in labor law-breaking to stop its workers from unionizing. The offenses the National Labor Relations Board's regional office cataloged were so many and so varied that Starbucks Workers United, the Service Employees sector that aids the grass-roots organizing drives from coast …

WSWS (2022-09-15). "This is basically the same as the PEB": Railroad workers denounce deal reached by White House and unions. wsws.org A BNSF track worker in Kansas City told the WSWS, "This is basically the same as the PEB, with a few numbers changed.

WSWS (2022-09-15). Australia: Chris O'Brien Lifehouse nurses overwhelmingly reject union sell-out agreement. wsws.org This important result follows the issuing of an open letter by Lifehouse nurses, urging their co-workers to reject the deal and demanding that the union call for a "no" vote.

WSWS (2022-09-15). Hundreds of hospitality workers in Hollywood, Florida prevented from striking after Unite Here announces sellout agreement. wsws.org A last minute deal by Unite Here blocked 4 Diplomat Beach Resort workers in Hollywood, Florida from striking South Florida Monday morning.

Anonymous669 (2022-09-15). In Video: Turkish Army Showcases Weapons Seized From PKK Caves In Northern Iraq. southfront.org Turkish forces are seen near Mount Barsaya, northeast of Afrin, Syria January 23, 2018. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi | The Turkish military continues to chase the cells of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region in the framework of Operation Claw-Lock. | On September 15, the Turkish Ministry of National Defense released footage showing loads of weapons, ammunition and military equipment which were recently seized from two caves of the Kurdish guerilla group in the Operation Claw-Lock zone.

____ (2022-09-15). U.S. intercity passenger train carrier cancels all long-distance trains ahead of potential freight railway strike. ecns.cn Amtrak, the most important passenger railroad service in the United States, announced Wednesday it has canceled all of its long-distance routes starting Thursday in response to a potential nationwide freight railroad workers' strike.

Jackson Potter (2022-09-15). Justice for Teachers: The Strike That Started the Red Wave. commondreams.org Ten years ago, Chicago teachers modeled what a militant fight for public education looks like by walking off the job. A decade later, the legacy of social justice unionism continues to animate the U.S. labor movement.

WSWS (2022-09-15). Veteran UK rail worker speaks on British and US rail struggles. wsws.org The World Socialist Web Site interviewed a rail worker of more than three decades on the ongoing national strikes in Britain and the struggle of railroad workers in the United States.

WSWS (2022-09-15). Worker at meeting of Rail Workers Rank-and-File Committee: We must bring power back to the rank and file. wsws.org "I became a member," the worker declared, "because I share the same sentiment of distrust in the railroads and the union apparatus that you all have."

WSWS (2022-09-15). A sordid fight over money between Black Lives Matter factions. wsws.org The sordid squabbling over cash exposes the venal and reactionary character of the purveyors of racial politics, and the hostility of these privileged social layers to the working class.

Anonymous669 (2022-09-15). Iraq Says Two ISIS Leaders Were Among Terrorists Killed In Recent Al-Anbar Airstrikes (Photos). southfront.org Iraqi Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons conduct a training mission over Iraq May 26, 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Russ Scalf) | Two leaders of ISIS were among several terrorists killed in a recent wave of The airstrikes were carried out by F-16 fighter jets of the Iraqi Air Force (IQAF) on September 10. They destroyed a key hideout of ISIS cells i…

WSWS (2022-09-15). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org Teachers continue strikes over pay and workload in Norway, Hungary, Kosovo and Latvia, as court bans nurses' strike in Finland; UK unions including RMT, CWU, Unite, RCN, PCS cancel strikes because of queen's death as attacks on living conditions continue, but further stoppages across all sectors including dockers loom; unions intervene with sellout deal including sackings to end Putco bus drivers' three-week wildcat strike in South Africa; Nigerian aviation workers including pilots and air traffic controllers ground flights to protest strike ban…

Staff (2022-09-15). Bajo los brillos de Hanoi. cubadebate.cu Pasados 40 años de la renovación del modelo socialista, Vietnam es hoy una nación pujante dentro de su propio entorno geográfico y en el mundo, que se proyecta vertiginosamente al futuro sin renegar de su pasado, mejor aun dignificándolo con el aliento de cambios que transpira su sociedad. "Cambio o muerte" es una de las ocurrentes y lapidarias sentencias con la que nos sorprenden.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-09-15). Brazil Military's "Parallel Vote Count" Poses Great Risk to Democracy. libya360.wordpress.com Guilherme de Queiroz-Stein If the military makes a parallel estimate of the electoral results, it is necessary to demand civilian control over the process, before, during and after the voting &#1 ; Rovena Rosa/ Agência Brasil Any concession to a "parallel count" of the 2022 elections by the Armed Forces poses a great risk to democracy. Firstly, it…

Staff (2022-09-15). Conduce Díaz-Canel última jornada de visita partidista a Isla de la Juventud. cubadebate.cu El primer secretario del Comité Central del PCC y presidente cubano, Miguel Díaz-Canel, conduce este jueves la última jornada de la visita del Secretariado y la estructura auxiliar del Comité Central al municipio especial Isla de la Juventud. Esta visita comenzó el lunes 12 de septiembre. La comitiva acudirá a centros laborales, empresas estatales, mipymes, cooperativas, instituciones culturales y proyectos sociales y comunitarios.

Staff (2022-09-15). La labor de las agencias transitarias avanza de manera estable. cubadebate.cu El miembro del Buró Político y primer ministro, Manuel Marrero Cruz, chequeó la situación de las agencias transitarias y la entrega de paquetería internacional, tema que ha sido una constante en la atención del Gobierno durante los últimos meses.

Staff (2022-09-15). Villa Clara: Condecorados 25 combatientes del Cuerpo de Bomberos por su labor durante el incendio en zona industrial de Matanzas. cubadebate.cu En la actividad, que estuvo encabezada por Osnay Miguel Colina y Alberto López Díaz, máximas figuras política y gubernamental del territorio, respectivamente, el coronel Gustavo Díaz Villalobos, jefe del Minint en Villa Clara, dio lectura a una carta de felicitación del ministro del Interior a los condecorados, quienes colocaron flores ante la llama eterna ubicada en el Mausoleo.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-09-14). Ukraine Sliding into a Real War. libya360.wordpress.com M. K. BHADRAKUMAR Bakhmut's desolate streets where intense fighting is expected A recurring feature of the Cold War was that the United States almost always placed great store on the optics of a Soviet-American affair while Moscow chose to concentrate on the end result. The Cuban Missile Crisis is the best known example where the…

WSWS (2022-09-14). Unite postpones London bus strikes out of respect for the Queen, puts below-inflation pay offer to members. wsws.org This regime of "national mourning", enforced through censorship and repression, is aimed against the working class…

Fight Back (2022-09-14). University of Wisconsin Health backs down as nurses threaten to strike for union recognition. fightbacknews.org Madison, WI — On September 12, a tentative agreement was reached between nurses at University of Wisconsin Health (UW Health) and administration over management recognition of their union, represented by SEIU Healthcare Wisconsin. Nurses at UW Health had lost their union after their contract expired in 2014 and the administration refused to bargain, citing Wisconsin's "Act 10" law. The effort for renewed recognition was restarted as of 2019. | Demands to recognize their union, which represents approximately 2400 Nurses in Madison, had been rejected up to now. Nurses there submitted a ten-day notice to…

_____ (2022-09-14). Hundreds Protest As Starbucks Holds Investor Day Without Retail Workers. popularresistance.org Seattle, Washington – Hundreds of workers took to the streets in front of Starbucks's Seattle headquarters on Tuesday as the company hosted investors for its biennial investor day, in which executives and investors discuss the company's outlook — an event that has never once included representation from a Starbucks retail worker, the workers' union says. | Joined by other union members, workers with Starbucks Workers United are demanding that the company give them a say in its strategy and financial decisions and a place at the bargaining table for contract negotiations, which the company has been delaying.

WSWS (2022-09-14). Live updates: More than 0 rank-and-file rail workers hold meeting on strike action as companies, unions and Congress seek to force through agreement. wsws.org More than 0 workers from throughout the country participated in a meeting called by the Rail Workers Rank-and-File Committee that adopted a resolution rejecting any Congressional action to block a strike.

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