Thursday’s news links – June 16, 2022

What workers really want: raises that beat inflation Axios

EXCLUSIVE: Leaked Starbucks Memo Instructs Managers to Lie About Pay, Benefits More Perfect Union

US prison workers produce $11bn worth of goods and services a year for pittance Guardian

The stock market would actually kind of like a recession, thanks Axios

Down 20.5% so far in 2022, it’s the ugliest year for the S&P since 1962. The drop vaporized $9 trillion in paper wealth

Could a food shortage be coming? Record diesel prices are crushing Pa. farmers, lawmakers told Morning Call

Colombia

Petro’s call for change in Colombia rattles armed forces NBC

Iran-Afghanistan Railway Back On The Agenda Silk Road Briefing

Japan Just Outlined Its Unofficial Remilitarization Plans Andrew Korybko

China

China demands US Navy stay out of Taiwan Strait international waters: report American Military News

Mainland sets straight U.S.’ ‘international waters’ claim ECNS

China Reduced Air Pollution in 7 Years as Much as US Did in Three Decades Bloomberg

U.S./NATO war

Biden announces $1 bn in new military aid for Ukraine AFP

Pope Doubles Down On NATO-Ukraine Comments: Russian Invasion Was “Provoked” Tyler Durden

Energy Crisis Hits European Factories Where It Hurts OilPrice

Gazprom Reduces Gas Flows To Italy OilPrice

Russia slashes gas flow to EU RT

Deliveries via the Nord Stream pipeline were curtailed after Siemens failed to return pumping units from repair on time, Gazprom has reported

JFK’s Canadian Coup

When PM John Diefenbaker said no to nuclear missiles in 1961, Kennedy helped Lester Pearson become Canadian Prime Minister.

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