You can try to separate the restrictions on trans athletes with the genocidal rhetoric about trans people emerging from the fascist right of the GOP, but you would be fooling yourself. It's all connected & supporting the sports ban only emboldens those with plans for far worse. https://t.co/jOPkOt0HXW
— Dave Zirin (@EdgeofSports) June 20, 2022
Universal Health Care Could Have Saved More Than 330,000 U.S. Lives during COVID Scientific American
Biden nominated Andrew Biggs, a think tank denizen with a history of slamming Social Security, to oversee government retirement benefits for 66 million Americans.
The Fed’s Austerity Program to Reduce Wages Michael Hudson
The prices of copper, cobalt, lithium, aluminum—pretty much everything that comes out of the ground—are soaring. Normally, this would motivate miners to spend more on getting these metals out of the ground. This time, however, they are taking the same cautious approach as U.S. shale drillers, and that doesn’t bode well for the energy transition.
Analysis of the French legislative election on Iran’s Press TV Gilbert Doctorow
Brussels at near-standstill as cost-of-living march draws 70,000 Reuters [unions said it was 80,000]
More than 70,000 people rallied in Belgium’s capital Brussels on Monday in a protest against the soaring cost of guel and food, while strikes at transportation services brought the city home to many of the EU institutions to a standstill. Workers at the Brussels airport and at local transport networks went on a one-day strike, demanding the government take action against surging prices of food and fuel.
U.S./NATO war drive
American history is replete with examples of politicians, the corporate media, and the military-industrial complex using lies, false pretenses, and propaganda to sell war to a public that would otherwise be hesitant to send their sons and daughters off to fight on foreign soil.
Jacobinism and the labor theory of value Paul Cockshott
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