Tuesday’s news links – 19 July 2022

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An Amazon worker making $15.75 an hour took a second job and is still having trouble paying for gas, as a record number of Americans are working 70-hour weeks to deal with inflation Business Insider

Starbucks and Other Companies Escalate War on Unions With Store Closures Scheerpost

Just 3 Weeks Post-Roe, The Stories Emerging Are Worse Than Anyone Imagined Jezebel

Vigilantes: Georgia’s Vote Suppression Hitmen Greg Palast

COVID sick leave crisis: Workers are running out of time off, and companies don’t care Slate

Over 80 of those charged in the January 6 investigation have ties to the military CBS


Heat wave kills more than 1,000 people in Spain and Portugal Axios

Europe heat wave: France, U.K. brace for hottest days on record Axios

Inflation and Political Instability Open Door to Unrest in U.S. and Around World Teen Vogue

It makes sense that after a surge in popular movements including the George Floyd rebellions, Occupy Wall Street, the Standing Rock protests, and a fight against fascism, we are experiencing a powerful backlash from those trying to cling to power.


How a police spy’s stunning testimony threatens the official US-Israeli AMIA bombing narrative Gareth Porter

Revelations by a former police spy upend the official story blaming Iran for the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, and suggest a cover-up by dirty war elements may have let the real culprits off the hook.


‘Deepest apologies’: Central Alberta rodeo organizers shocked by parade float CTV

Organizers of a central Alberta rodeo and its parade committee are calling for calm after a float in this weekend’s parade, which possessed a racist theme, was seen in the procession.

War with Iran ScheerPost

The United States, Saudi Arabia and Israel, responsible for military fiascos, hundreds of thousands of deaths and innumerable war crimes in the Middle East, are now plotting to attack Iran.

Overthrowing foreign governments is deep in bones of how U.S. conducts its foreign policy ECNS


Chinese military issues warning to US RT

Beijing vows to defend its ‘territorial integrity’ after Washington approved a major arms deal with Taiwan

Pelosi plans trip to Taiwan in August Politico

China says U.S. will bear consequences of Pelosi visit to Taiwan Reuters

U.S./NATO war

Russia’s Campaign in Ukraine: Nearing an Inflection Point? Yves Smith

Notice how the amount of Western reporting on Ukraine has fallen off dramatically? That’s because the war is going well for Russia and its allies.

London falling: Britain’s military decline exposes NATO’s collapse in credibility and capability Scott Ritter

In Ukraine, a proxy war on the planet Aaron Maté

Russian Deputy FM Says Microsoft is Taking Over Ukraine’s Digital Networks at Pentagon’s Behest Sputnik

Three easy ways to find hidden cameras in hotels and rental homes CNBC

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