Daily Archives: April 14, 2022

2022-04-14: News Headlines

WSWS (2022-04-14). Former Trump officials, fascists, Grayzone editor Max Blumenthal headline anti-vaxxer rally in LA. wsws.org Blumenthal called for workers to unite with fascists and attempted to palm off the Republican-sponsored event as a working class protest.

WSWS (2022-04-14). Biden's claims of "genocide" in Ukraine: A pretext for war against Russia. wsws.org Biden's accusation that Russia is engaging in genocide is a transparent pretext for the White House's announcement, just one day later, that the United States would implement the largest escalation of US military involvement in the war to date.

Rick Rozoff (2022-04-14). U.S. to funnel $800 million in more advanced weapons for larger, longer war in Ukraine. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Defense NewsApril 13, 2022 US unveils $800 million in weapons and equipment, plus training, for Ukraine Also see: For first time, Ukraine to get US artillery in new $800M weapons package U.S. President Joe Biden has announced an additional $800 million in heavy weapons the country will speed to Ukrainian forces, which will include more …

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-04-14). France Germany refuse to say Russia carried out genocide. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 14 (MNA) — France and Germany declined Wednesday to repeat US President Joe Biden's accusation that Russia was carrying out "genocide" against Ukrainians.

WSWS (2022-04-14). Students occupy Sorbonne University as anger mounts at French elections. wsws.org Students opposed to both of France's right-wing presidential candidates, Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen, occupied the university on Wednesday afternoon.

WSWS (2022-04-14). Macron, Le Pen court Mélenchon voters in second round of French election. wsws.org The Parti de l'égalité socialiste calls on workers and young people to reject both Macron and Le Pen and to boycott the second round of the presidential elections.

WSWS (2022-04-14). Australian election features jobs fraud. wsws.org Both Morrison and Albanese sought to hide the reality facing millions of workers: increasingly insecure and low-paid jobs, with growing numbers having to work multiple jobs to try to make ends meet.

ecns.cn (2022-04-13). Chinese premier congratulates new Pakistani prime minister. ecns.cn Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday congratulated Shahbaz Sharif on his election as Pakistan's prime minister.

ecns.cn (2022-04-13). Beijing warns against Pelosi visit to Taiwan. ecns.cn Ma Xiaoguang, a spokesman for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, made the remarks at a news conference in Beijing when commenting on the invitation to Pelosi by the island's Democratic Progressive Party authority.

Editor (2022-04-14). The Mecca of African Liberation: Walter Rodney in Tanzania. mronline.org Karim Hirji, a Tanzanian student, was in a good mood when he went to bed on the 10 July 1969. That evening he had heard the most impressive lecture of his life at the University of Dar es Salaam. The lecture was on the Cuban Revolution and its relevance to Africa. Back in his dorm, he praised the speaker in his diary: "one could almost feel the strong conviction and deep emotions from which he spoke". The man he admired and later befriended was Dr Walter Rodney.

ecns.cn (2022-04-14). U.S. causes humanitarian disasters around globe, killing innocent civilians and creating millions of refugees. ecns.cn Is the U.S. a "defender" or a "violator" of human rights? Who has been sacrificed on the "altar" of U.S.-touted "democracy?" One Global Times reporter investigated the U.S.' vile practice of igniting war under the pretext of "human rights and democracy."

Staff (2022-04-13). VIDEO: Biden gets pooped on by bird during inflation speech. en.mehrnews.com US President Biden received an unwelcome surprise when a bird pooped on his suit as he delivered his speech on inflation and the economy.

Silky Shah (2022-04-13). The Movement to Defund and Abolish Immigration Jails Is Winning Major Victories. truthout.org Last month, the national movement to end immigration detention achieved two major campaign victories that invite our attention and signal opportunities ahead. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will no longer incarcerate immigrants at the A couple days later, President Joe Biden released his…

Igor Derysh (2022-04-13). Kyrsten Sinema Assures Corporate Donors She'll Protect Their Tax Breaks. truthout.org Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., assured corporate donors on Tuesday that she would fight her party's efforts to unwind their tax breaks as Democrats try to revive portions of President Joe Biden's stalled Build Back Better plan. | Sinema, who has received

Staff (2022-04-13). Venezuelan Opposition Parties Request Technical Assistance from CNE for Primaries. orinocotribune.com Some Venezuelan opposition parties requested technical support from the National Electoral Council (CNE) to hold primaries and elect their internal representatives ahead of the 2024 presidential elections, they revealed during a press conference held on April 7. | COPEI, Alianza del Lápiz, Neighborhood Force (Fuerza Vecinal), Centrados, and Movement for Socialism (MAS) asked the CNE to provide technical support to carry out an open national consultation in which each party could elect candidates for the presidential elections. The documents of the opposition political parties were received by the rectors of the C…

Adriaan Alsema (2022-04-13). Colombia's election authority failed to count 1.5 million votes: observers. colombiareports.com Almost 1.5 million votes that were cast in Colombia's congressional elections were omitted from the announced results, according to election observers. National Registrar Alexander Vega said Monday that a million…

Rick Rozoff (2022-04-13). How and when NATO will double its membership since 1999. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com The LocalApril 13, 2022 The likely timetable for how Sweden could join Nato Sweden's Prime Minister said on Wednesday that she aimed to make a decision on Nato membership early enough for it not to clash with this September's general election, as her Finnish counterpart said her country would decide "within weeks". Speaking at a …

WSWS (2022-04-13). A socialist program of action for the working class to oppose war and fight COVID-19 and austerity. wsws.org The Socialist Equality Party is standing candidates in the Australian federal election to provide workers with the political weapons and organisational means to fight for their social and democratic rights.

Derrick Crowe (2022-04-13). People's Action Proudly Endorses Jumaane Williams and Ana María Archila in New York's Governor Race. peoplesaction.org Part of People's Action's People's Slate, Williams and Archila Will Challenge Corporate Democrats WASHINGTON, D.C.—People's Action today announced its endorsement of Jumaane Williams and Ana María Archila for governor and lieutenant governor of New York. The endorsement is part of People's Action's movement politics strategy to challenge corporate Democrats. Williams and Archila are running movement politics, …

WSWS (2022-04-13). New York state budget—millions for the rich, lengthy jail time for the poor. wsws.org The Democrats, who control the governorship and both houses of the legislature, are using a budget surplus to build a new sports stadium while forcing more poor defendants to languish in the Riker's Island hell hole.

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-04-13). NY lieutenant governor resigns after bribery, fraud charges. en.mehrnews.com New York Lieutenant Gov. Brian Benjamin has resigned after he was arrested over charges of bribery and fraud, according to the state's Democratic governor, Kathy Hochul.

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-04-13). With 150% Employee Turnover Rate, Desperate Amazon Scouts High School Warehouse Workers. moguldom.com Less than a week after Amazon warehouse workers in New York voted to create the company's first-ever union in the U.S., the e-commerce giant is planning to target soon-to-be high school graduates in upcoming recruiting drives. Faced with high turnover and increased scrutiny from lawmakers over working conditions, Amazon is set to kick off recruiting …

Staff (2022-04-13). Asiste Díaz-Canel a balance anual de la Contraloría General de la República. cubadebate.cu El primer secretario del Comité Central del Partido Comunista de Cuba y presidente de la República, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, asistió este miércoles a la reunión de balance anual de la Contraloría General, que analizó el trabajo realizado y los desafíos futuros luego de 2021, un año marcado por la pandemia y el recrudecimiento del bloqueo de Estados Unidos.

William Rivers Pitt (2022-04-13). Republicans Refuse to Name Courthouse After Black Judge in Overtly Racist Move. truthout.org Congressional Republicans may eschew robes and burning crosses, but the party's overt racism is increasingly on display beneath the Capitol dome.

Sharon Zhang (2022-04-13). Warren & Chu Call Out IRS Auditors for Targeting Households Making $25K or Less. truthout.org In a letter sent to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Treasury Department on Tuesday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) and Rep. Judy Chu (D-California) The letter, addressed to IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, points out that IRS audits of low-income earners doubled in fiscal year 2021 and that the practice of d…

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