Daily Archives: June 29, 2022

2022-06-29: News Headlines

WSWS (2022-06-28). Sri Lankan corporations reap large profits as workers and rural toilers face poverty and starvation. wsws.org The Lanka Hospitals Corporation, one of the largest of the more than 140 private hospitals in Sri Lanka, recorded a 2.8 billion-rupee turn over in the first quarter of this year, a 27 percent increase on the same period last year.

SAM (2022-06-28). Time To End the Capital Gains Rate Giveaway. inequality.org

Staff (2022-06-28). Ecuador: Fuel Price Reduction Insufficient, Says CONAIE. orinocotribune.com Monday, June 27, the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE) rejected President Guillermo Lasso's recent announcement that, in response to the 15-day national strike, the country would reduce the cost of various fuels by 10 cents per gallon. | CONAIE branded the measure as "insufficient and insensitive, since it does not sympathize with the situation of poverty faced by millions of families." CONAIE stated that it would confer with its supporters to formulate a clear position in the coming days. | The organization that has led the protests warned that, despite persecution, criminalization, a…

_____ (2022-06-28). Climate Activists Block IMF Paris Office Doors. popularresistance.org Paris, France – Climate activists on Monday blocked entry to the International Monetary Fund's Paris office with some gluing their hands to its doors, demanding developing countries' debt be scrapped to help tackle climate change. | The Paris protest is part of a "Debt for climate" global campaign calling on wealthy-nation leaders attending the G7 summit in Germany to cancel the debts of poorer and less industrialized countries, known as the global south. | While low-emitting countries in the global south contribute the least to climate change, they tend to be the hardest-hit by the consequences, experts say. | "

_____ (2022-06-28). Lessons From Colombia: A Victory For The People. popularresistance.org On June 19, Colombians elected the first leftist president and the first Afro-Colombian vice president in history. This was possible, despite being in a repressive state, because of a strong national social movement that organized an effective national strike in the spring of 2021. Clearing the FOG speaks with Charo Mina Rojas, an Afro-Colombian human rights defender and leader in the 2016 peace process, about this victory, the obstacles they faced and how they will counter efforts by the wealthy class to prevent further progress. Activists in the United States have much to learn from the Colombian people's movem…

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