Tuesday’s news links – 26 July 2022

Leonard Peltier

U.N. Human Rights Legal Experts Call For Immediate Release Of Leonard Peltier HuffPost

‘True Cost of Aging’ Index Shows Many Seniors Can’t Afford Basic Necessities KHN

Millions of Californians Lack the High-Speed Internet Capacity Needed to Get a Job City Watch

More than 400 Planned Parenthood workers unionize across five states Nebraska Examiner

Why Trader Joe’s Workers Are Joining the Fight to Unionize CounterPunch

Kellogg workers push for union at MorningStar Farms plant

Workers union files unfair labor practice charges against Heine Bros

Lawsuit: Dallas Taco Bell manager poured scalding water on customers over incorrect order USA Today

The two Black females were locked in the fast-food restaurant’s dining room by the manager after they tried to resolve an issue with their $30 order prepared incorrectly twice in the drive-through, according to a statement from [lawyer Ben] Crump’s office sent to USA TODAY. The pair discussed their order with store employees for almost ten minutes, “wondering why the employees could not simply go back and prepare the food that they had paid for,” the lawsuit alleges. ‘The employees refused to do so and became combative.’ The restaurant manager, the suit continues, had not been involved in any of the conversations in the dining room, but came from behind the counter with a scalding bucket of water and poured it onto the woman and the minor.


Coronavirus: Japan struggles with record-setting seventh wave DW

Economic crisis

Walmart says the high cost of food and gas is hindering the ability of its customers to buy anything else, which will hurt its bottom line Business Insider

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico: between colonialism, racism and slavery on July 25 Antonio Camacho Negrón


Climate Imperialism in the Twenty-First Century Jayati Ghosh, Shouvik Chakraborty and Debamanyu Das

Wildfires Are Setting Off 100-Year-Old Bombs on WWI Battlefields Vice


Pelosi’s Taiwan trip Washington Post

The U.S. military is devising options for protecting Pelosi’s delegation, who — as is normal procedure for congressional delegations to Taiwan — would be flying on a military plane. The measures under consideration include moving aircraft carriers or sending fighter planes for close air support.

U.S./NATO war

Congressional Delegation in Kyiv Wants US Military Advisors Sent to Ukraine Dave DeCamp

Ukraine tried to hijack a fighter jet with the help of Bellingcat, says a Russian pilot Frontier India

Bellingcat Denies Officials’ Responsible For Failed Ukrainian Plot – Zelenski Fires Said Officials Moon of Alabama

Russia’s Gazprom to disable second pipeline turbine RT

Sharp rises in energy prices are jeopardizing production in Germany DIHK – Google translated

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