Wednesday’s news links – 20 July 2022

Photo via Raise Up the South

“We need a voice”: Dollar General workers take strike action Peoples Dispatch

The value of the federal minimum wage is at its lowest point in 66 years Economic Policy Institute

Rail workers push to strike. Here’s why they’re angry. NBC News

Arkansas and Nebraska Refuse Federal Rental Assistance Intercept

California police fatally shot 23-year-old Black man as he ran away, video shows Guardian

Celebrating Rachel: Jackie Robinson’s widow and her impact beyond the game ESPN

Monkeypox

Excluding Insulin From Drug Price Reform a ‘Slap in the Face,’ Advocates Say Common Dreams

Big Pharma Has Raised Drug Prices 1,186 Times This Year, Analysis Shows Common Dreams

Abortion

Texas woman speaks out after being forced to carry her dead fetus for 2 weeks wfmz.com

Climate

Horrific heat descends upon Western Europe: 104°F in London Yale Climate Connections

US Intel Officer Targeted by John Bolton Reacts To Coup-Plot Confession ScheerPost

Nicaragua

Nicaragua Celebrates 43 Years of Revolution: A Clash between Reality and Media Misrepresentation Resumen

China

‘Outlived its Usefulness’: From Taiwan, Ex-Pentagon Chief Esper Calls for End to One China Policy Sputnik

If Pelosi goes to Taiwan, it will be a huge historic mistake for Washington Global Times

U.S./NATO war

A view from Donbass: Ukraine has treated the people of this region as sub-humans, this made peace impossible RT

Presidents of Russia, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Iran and Kazakhstan (clockwise from left) took part in the 6th Caspian Summit, Ashgabat, June 29, 2022.

Ukraine’s ‘Great Game’ surfaces in Transcaucasia M. K. Bhadrakumar

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