Monday’s news links – 4 July 2022

Next up: voting rights, as US supreme court set to tear up more protections Guardian

Exxon [steals] another $5.5 billion in profits Bloomberg

Wealth of two nations: The US racial wealth gap, 1860-2020 VoxEU

How Generations of Black Americans Lost Their Land to Tax Liens Bloomberg

Banana Ships And The Hidden Fees Of Ship Cargo gCaptain

One of many protests across Spain.

Spain

Massacre of African Refugees in Spanish Colonial Enclave of Melilla Just Ahead of NATO’s Madrid Summit, A Mere Coincidence? Peoples Dispatch

Spain is seeking NATO protection for Melilla, where the massacre occurred, and Ceuta, its other colonial enclave on the North African coast. The NATO Summit has declared irregular migration from Africa to be a threat to the “state security” of its members

U.S./NATO war

Donbass Republic is Fully Liberated Internationalist 360°

Anatomy of a Coup: How CIA Front Laid Foundations for Ukraine War Kit Klarenberg

Germany’s Union Head Warns of Collapse of Entire Industries Bloomberg

Ukraine: Scholz warns war could last a ‘really long time’ — live updates Deutsche Welle

BRICS

An out-of-touch G7 could lose global leadership to BRICS The Hill

Xi calls on BRICS to form one big family to reject small circles Global Times

G7 is in no position to dictate nations’ oil trade with Russia Global Times

Sergey Lavrov’s statement and answers to media questions at a joint news conference, June 30, 2022 Foreign Ministry, Russia

Look at the current list of sanctions. I suggest that you conduct this interesting analysis. Compare restrictions that European countries are imposing on Russia and Belarus with the relevant US restrictions. The United States is sparing itself and is trying not to encroach on various spheres that could seriously damage its own economy. Yes, the United States is also experiencing negative effects from this activity, but Europe is suffering much more. I believe that, apart from “punishing” our countries, the United States wants to weaken the European Union as its rival.

The Second International’s Conflicted Legacy Mike Taber

While Second International congresses championed the fight for reforms in the interests of working people—the eight-hour day, state-sponsored insurance and pensions, public education, votes for women, the right to asylum, and other reform measures—they rejected the idea that capitalism as a system could be reformed. They called for the working class to take political power and expropriate the capitalist owners of the major industries. They insisted that the working class itself was the agent of its own emancipation.

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