Daily Archives: April 30, 2022

2022-04-30: News Headlines

Staff (2022-04-30). Estados Unidos: Un segundo hombre se declara culpable por el asalto al Capitolio. cubadebate.cu Un hombre vinculado con una organización ultraderechista se declaró este viernes culpable de conspirar para la sedición por el asalto al Capitolio. Brian Ulrich, de 44 años y natural del estado de Georgia, admitió ante el juez que conspiró para impedir que el ganador de las elecciones de noviembre de 2020 y actual presidente de Estados Unidos, Joe Biden, fuese investido.

ecns.cn (2022-04-30). U.S. gov't spending package fuels historical inflation: report. ecns.cn Inflation rose to 8.54 percent in March from 7.57 percent in February, having skyrocketed throughout President Joe Biden's first year in office, his signature multi-trillion dollar spending package was blamed as one of the drivers of inflation, Fox Business has reported.

ecns.cn (2022-04-30). Biden lacks real courage to curb sky-high inflation rates. ecns.cn U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has recently taken note of the U.S. 40-year record-high inflation rates, and said that lowering a select number of Trump-era tariffs could prove helpful. Nonetheless, Yellen's proposed solution seems short-sighted.

WorkWeek (2022-04-30). WorkWeek 4-28-22 Protest At AFL-CIO On Gov Funding & El Golpe,US Labor, the CIA, & Coup. indybay.org WorkWeek covers the collaboration of the AFL-CIO with the CIA and National Endowment For Democracy NED in the attacks on trade unionists at the Mexico City Ford assembly plant and also against South African BTR workers who were on strike. The AFL-CIO gave millions to Zulu Chief Buthelezi who then organized thugs to attack and murder union strikers and their families.

Staff (2022-04-30). Entregan título honorífico de Héroe del Trabajo de la República de Cuba (+ Fotos). cubadebate.cu De manos de Miguel Díaz-Canel, primer secretario del Comité Central del Partido y presidente de la República, afiliados destacados de siete sindicatos recibieron este viernes el Título Honorífico de Héroes y Heroínas del Trabajo de la República de Cuba.

Brenda Ryan (2022-04-30). 'One dream to re-unite Korea'. workers.org A march calling for reunification of Korea and an end to U.S.-South Korea war games rallied in New York City on April 23. The protest began at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza with chants of "Stop the U.S. war machine from North Korea to the Philippines," "No more war drills" and "End . . . |

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-04-30). Sharing Mayo Clinic: Gabriel Ryan wasn't supposed to live. Today, he is thriving. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Eric and Micayla Ryan were experienced parents. They had three children already and thought this ultrasound would be as routine as the ones that had come before. They knew what to expect. Or so they thought. But instead of reassurance, this ultrasound revealed a problem: cysts on the kidneys of the Goodhue, Minnesota, couple's fourth child. Their doctor arranged for the Ryans to meet with specialists at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, some 30 miles away,…

ecns.cn (2022-04-30). Stricter measures in Beijing over holiday. ecns.cn Medics take swab samples from residents for nucleic acid testing at Balizhuang subdistrict in Chaoyang district, Beijing, April 29, 2022."The city has completed two rounds of nucleic acid testing for everyone living or working in 11 districts this week, in addition to Chaoyang district, which began testing earlier."

Nicolas J.S. Davies (2022-04-29). How Could the U.S. Help to Bring Peace to Ukraine? dissidentvoice.org Photo credit: cdn.zeebiz.com On April 21st, President Biden announced new shipments of weapons to Ukraine, at a cost of $800 million to U.S. taxpayers. On April 25th, Secretaries Blinken and Austin announced over $300 million more military aid. The United States has now spent $3.7 billion on weapons for Ukraine since the Russian invasion, bringing …

_____ (2022-04-29). On Ukraine, The World Majority Sides With Russia Over US. popularresistance.org 2014 saw two pivotal events that led to the current conflict in Ukraine. | The first, familiar to all, was the coup in Ukraine in which a democratically elected government was overthrown at the direction of the United States and with the assistance of neo-Nazi elements which Ukraine has long harbored. | Shortly thereafter the first shots in the present war were fired on the Russian-sympathetic Donbass region by the newly installed Ukrainian government. The shelling of the Donbass which claimed 14,000 lives has continued for 8 years, despite attempts at a cease-fire under the Minsk accords which Russia, France and…

WSWS (2022-04-29). US GDP drops 1.4 percent in first quarter amidst Omicron surge and war in Ukraine. wsws.org While Biden attempted to downplay the abysmal numbers, his bravado cannot paper over the myriad contradictions facing US and world capitalism.

Dave LIndorff (2022-04-29). War Secretary Austin Comes Clean: US Wants a Long War in Ukraine, Not a Quick Peace. thiscantbehappening.net We've moved into crazy town, with President Biden, who cannot get Congress or even his own Democratic Congressional caucus to back continued aid to families with children through the expanded child tax credit, now asking Congress to provide another $20 billion in military aid to Ukraine (part of a $33-(billion aid package to the … |

WSWS (2022-04-29). Biden massively expands US war with Russia. wsws.org On Thursday, US President Joe Biden called on Congress to approve $20 billion in weapons shipments for the US war with Russia, increasing US involvement in the conflict by a factor of six.

Matthew Gonzalez (2022-04-29). Starbucks workers: Partners in the labor movement. liberationnews.org Starbucks workers, also known as partners, at store #5583 in Covina, California, on the corner of Citrus and Rowland, declared their intent to file for a union election on April 11th. Over 230 of 9,000 U.S. Starbucks locations have filed for union elections within the last year, organizing with Starbucks Workers United.

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2022-04-29). After Feasting on a Wagyu Steak, Now Leopoldo López Wants Primaries in Venezuela. orinocotribune.com After receiving criticism throughout social media platforms in response to his calls for primary elections in Venezuela, the fugitive from justice, Leopoldo López , reappeared while enjoying a luxurious and expensive meal at a restaurant in Madrid, Spain, where he remains protected by the government of that European "socialist" country. | The photo, posted on various platforms, aroused comments regarding the "quality of life" that the far- rightist boasts of, as it contradicts the narrative that he permanently maintains about his alleged "struggle" for the benefit of the Venezuelan people and his "concern" for th…

Staff (2022-04-29). Why I'm Not Especially Afraid of Free Speech on Twitter. davidswanson.org Here's a link to a serious take on why allowing free speech on Twitter is to be feared. I think it should be taken seriously. I'll quote from that link at length below and intersperse some responses: "Here are some kinds of content Twitter's rules now prohibit that could return under Musk: "Election misinformation "Twitter's …

Mark Gruenberg (2022-04-29). Trump puppets seek control of 2024 election by winning key posts. peoplesworld.org LAS VEGAS—Several months ago, Jim Marchant, a Nevada businessman and Trumpite conspiracy theorist, spilled the beans about how that wing of the Republican Party plans to control all U.S. elections in the future. If you can't win by convincing voters to back your stands, win the lower-level offices—Attorney General, Secretary of State, or elections board …

_____ (2022-04-29). US is Trying to Restrain Libya with its Power Collar. journal-neo.org Washington, through its old leverage, is trying to continue using Libya to its advantage. For example, although the Government of National Unity (GNU) officially gave up power at the end of December 2021, the day of the country's failed general elections, the US is blatantly avoiding any influence on the implementation of the decision adopted …

Peoples Dispatch (2022-04-29). Aung San Suu Kyi sentenced to five years in prison in first of 11 corruption cases. peoplesdispatch.org The military has accused the former head of state of election fraud, violating the Official Secrets Act and several other offenses that could potentially lead to her being behind bars for decades…

WSWS (2022-04-29). At bogus aged care rallies, nurses union promotes Australia Labor Party's big business election campaign. wsws.org The protests were a cynical photo opportunity for Labor politicians, whose party has presided over the privatisation of the sector and the decimation of workers wages and conditions.

Adriaan Alsema (2022-04-29). Colombia's Liberal Party splits over support for establishment candidate. colombiareports.com Colombia's powerful Liberal Party split on Wednesday after its leader decided to endorse the establishment candidate in the presidential elections. Former President Cesar Gaviria, the long-time boss of the Liberal…

Abdul Rahman (2022-04-29). Lebanon headed for crucial make or break parliamentary elections on May 15. peoplesdispatch.org Lebanon's upcoming parliamentary elections are crucial for the future of the country. These will be the first elections since the anti-government protests broke out in October 2019 and the Beirut port blast in August 2020. Large sections of the population hope that the new parliament will bring political change and stability to Lebanon. However, there are enough indications that the vote on May 15 may not bring the desired changes but bring back established political parties to power. | The elections are also crucial due to the hope that they will bring a stable government which can devote most of its time to dea…

Mark Gruenberg (2022-04-29). Starbucks workers win an election in Baltimore, two in Metro D.C. peoplesworld.org BALTIMORE—The ever-accelerating drive to unionize exploited Starbucks baristas has notched its first win in Baltimore and its first two wins in the Washington, D.C., metro area, too. And it's not done. The Baltimore win on April 25 at the Starbucks at 1209 North Charles Street downtown was 14-0 among 22 eligible workers, the Baltimore Sun …

Rick Rozoff (2022-04-29). Pelosi meets leading Georgian opposition figure, denounces "Russia's illegal occupation" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Regrading the claim that "As women leaders, we must have a strong voice against conflict and for peace," below, recall that both Pelosi and Zourabichvili. attended the recent funeral of Madeleine Albright. Agenda.geApril 29, 2022 Pelosi: US remains "unwavering" in support of Georgia's sovereignty in face of Russian aggression The United States Congress "proudly stands" …

_____ (2022-04-29). Bull Mountains Victory And The 'Social Cost Of Carbon'. popularresistance.org Roundup, Montana – Some rare good news came down from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals recently. In a 2-1 decision, the court rejected an Environmental Assessment (EA) that would have green lighted expansion to the Bull Mountains underground coal mine near Roundup, Montana. | The court majority held that the EA provided no scientific reasoning to support its conclusion that the expansion would have no significant impact on greenhouse gas emissions. A Trump appointee on the 3-judge panel dissented on grounds that courts "are ill-equipped to step into highly politicized scientific debates like this." | As a result…

WSWS (2022-04-29). Kevin McCarthy meets with Republican House conference amid ongoing revelations regarding January 6 coup. wsws.org McCarthy received a "standing ovation" from House Republicans in a closed-door meeting Wednesday, his first with the conference following audio recordings released last week in which McCarthy suggested Trump should resign following failed coup.

William Rivers Pitt (2022-04-29). QAnon and Other Far Right Elements Are Already Shaping the Upcoming Midterms. truthout.org As usual, Pennsylvania in 2022 finds itself playing the role of fulcrum in American politics. A perfectly divided Senate means every national Senate race that is actually in play will get worked over like a speedbag in a Philly boxing gym, and after the retirement announcement of two-term Republican Sen. Pat Toomey, Pennsylvania this year make the list. | The primary for both parties will be held on May 17, and in both parties, there is the sense that this vote will be a place of definitions. For the Democrats, the race is coming down to ideological differences the House majority has come to know all too well.

Anonymous669 (2022-04-29). Turkish Loitering Munition Crashed In Kurdish-Held Town In Syria's Aleppo (Video). southfront.org One of the Syrian soldiers wounded in the Turkish shelling. Click to see full-size image. Source: the Hawar News Agency. | On April 29, the Hawar News Agency released footage showing the werkcage of a Turkish Kargu loitering munition that crashed a day earlier in the northern countryside of Syria's Aleppo. | The loitering munition crashed in Sewarxa, one of several towns held by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the southern part of Afrin area. According to Hawar, a Turkish drone was flying over the…

La Izquierda Diario Costa Rica (2022-04-29). Amazon Call Center Workers in Costa Rica Send Support to Amazon Union in US. truthout.org Announcing that Amazon workers at JFK8 in Staten Island had won their vote to In an interview for "The Daily Show," Smalls said that the workers organized outside of the Democratic and Republican parties because "We w…

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-04-29). Columbia Law Profiles Alumna Kamilah Moore, Chair Of California Reparations Task Force. moguldom.com Columbia Law School highlighted one of its own when it profiled alumna Kamilah Moore, an attorney who serves as chairwoman of California's Reparations Task Force. A 2019 graduate, Moore said she was "proud" of the recognition from her alma mater. "Today: I am proud to be featured on the homepage of my alma mater, @ColumbiaLaw! …

Fight Back (2022-04-29). Minneapolis emergency response protest shows solidarity with Palestine. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – On April 25, over 130 people came to an emergency protest to show outrage over the recent Israeli military attacks on worshipers at Al Aqsa mosque and missile attacks on Gaza during Ramadan. This protest and others in Chicago and DC this week have been organized to show solidarity with Palestine. The rush hour protest started outside of U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar's office, was followed by a march on Washington Avenue, and concluded with prayers. | Mariam El-Khatib, a board member of American Muslims for Palestine Minnesota, was the first speaker. The crowd, which was overwhelmingly Palestinian,…

ecns.cn (2022-04-29). Pregnant woman in Beijing COVID-19 control zone sent to hospital within 10 minutes. ecns.cn A pregnant woman in Beijing's Chaoyang District, a temporary control zone designed to contain the spread of COVID-19, was sent to hospital within 10 minutes on Wednesday.

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