Monday’s news links – 11 July 2022

More Than 1,000 Protesters at White House Call on Biden to Protect Abortion Rights Spokesman-Review

The rally on Saturday, in which some demonstrators risked arrest, reflected activists’ growing frustration with the administration.

Junk Science Is Being Used To Attack Trans Youth The Lever

Indigenous Peoples

Wet’suwet’en leader charged with criminal contempt over Coastal GasLink pipeline blockade CBC

Uber leak: Company used violence against its drivers to win favor over taxis Washington Post

Inflation and Your Next Union Contract Labor Notes

First signs of a slowdown in the US labor market Bill Mitchell

Union Victory At Korean Restaurant In LA Is A Big Win For The Labor Movement Labor411

The First Principle of Union Organizing: Spontaneity Isn’t Enough Sam Gindin

Max Alvarez: The Chronic Understaffing Running Workers INTO THE GROUND Breaking Points

#COVID19

Move over, measles: Dominant Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 could be the most infectious viruses known to man Fortune

Does BA.5 cause more severe disease than earlier Omicron subvariants? New Atlas

How Pfizer Won the Pandemic, Reaping Outsize Profit and Influence KHN

Britain

Johnson resigns, but the toxic market-driven ideology will remain, whoever his successor

Japan

The Religious Cult Secretly Running Japan Daily Beast

El Salvador

El Salvador Hurts: Young Woman Sentenced To 50 Years in Prison for Miscarriage Resumen

EU Climate Plan Doomed Unless Sanctions Against Russia Lifted, EU Lawmaker Says Sputnik

China

Biden’s reckless new provocation ratchets up risk of nuclear war with China MR Online

U.S./NATO war

Ten-Year-Old Girl Among Those Killed with Western Weapons in Ukrainian Shelling of Donetsk CoverAction

United States is responsible for Ukraine war SCMP

Zelenskiy does not declare villa in Italy, campaign denies wrongdoing Kyiv Post

From Junk Economics to a False View of History: Where Western Civilization Took a Wrong Turn Michael Hudson

When President Biden describes this great world conflict aimed at isolating China, Russia, India, Iran and their Eurasian trading partners, he characterizes this as an existential struggle between “democracy” and “autocracy.”

By “democracy” he means oligarchy. And by “autocracy” he means any government strong enough to prevent a financial oligarchy from taking over government and society and imposing neoliberal rules – by force. The ideal is to make the rest of the world look like Boris Yeltsin’s Russia, where American neoliberals had a free hand in stripping away all public ownership of land, mineral rights and basic public utilities.

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