2022-08-10: News Headlines

Staff (2022-08-09). Ukraine halts Russian oil supply to EU. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 09 (MNA) — Ukraine's state oil pipeline operator Ukrtransnafta has stopped pumping Russian crude to the EU through the southern branch of the Druzhba pipeline.

TeleSUR (2022-08-09). Ukraine Stops Transit of Russian Oil Through Its Territory. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, the Russian pipeline operator Transneft reported that the Ukrainian company UkrTransNafta stopped pumping Russian crude through the southern branch of the Russian Druzhba pipeline, which supplies three European countries. | RELATED: | The Ukrainian company acknowledged that it had stopped the transport of Russian oil since August 4 due to "non-payment of the services offered." Its decision affects the supply of o…

TeleSUR (2022-08-09). Cuba: Joint Forces Advance in Controlling Fire in Matanzas. telesurenglish.net Cuban authorities and emergency corps, together with teams from Mexico and Venezuela, continue the tasks to control the fire at the Matanzas supertanker base for the fourth consecutive day, amid complications due to the prevailing weather conditions in the area. | RELATED: | The second chief of the National Department of Extinction of the Cuban Fire Department, Lieutenant Colonel Alexander àÅvalos Jorge, explained duri…

Center for Biological Diversity (2022-08-09). Legal Agreements Block Drilling, Fracking Across 1 Million Acres in Central California. indybay.org BAKERSFIELD, Calif., August 1, 2022 — Community and conservation groups and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management reached an agreement today to suspend new oil and gas leasing across more than 1 million acres of public lands in California's Central Valley and Central Coast.

Deweylaura (2022-08-09). What's wrong with capitalism? The Supreme Court, for starters. cpusa.org Get out the trumpets. Roll out the drums. David Brooks has just announced that he was wrong about . . . capitalism! In an op-ed prompted by a New York Times "assignment" in which columnists were asked to write about what they were wrong about, Brooks said that he didn't see the "inequalities" being …

Aidan Hill (2022-08-09). Response to Berkeleyside's People's Park Coverage. indybay.org Peoples Park community is not anti-development; we are fighting climate change and do not support the redlining of our Southside district. UC Berkeley can build on sites that are not historically significant. We are anti-fascists centering on urban ecology, consensus decision-making, and rematriation of this land back to the Ohlone people.

_____ (2022-08-08). West Chicago Is Cleaning Up The Last Of Its Nuclear Contamination. Residents Exposed To Radiation Say 'It's Not Over'. popularresistance.org Sandra Arzola was relaxing in her West Chicago home one weekend in 1995, when she heard a knock at the door. Recently married, she shared the gray duplex with her husband, mom and sister, and family members were constantly coming and going. But when Sandra answered the door that day, what she learned would change how she looked at her home and suburban community forever. | At the door was a woman representing Envirocon, an environmental cleanup company. There was thorium on the family's property, the woman said, and if it was OK with them, workers were coming to remove it. It was the first time Sandra had heard o…

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2022-08-09: News Headlines

Aidan Hill (2022-08-09). Response to Berkeleyside's People's Park Coverage. indybay.org Peoples Park community is not anti-development; we are fighting climate change and do not support the redlining of our Southside district. UC Berkeley can build on sites that are not historically significant. We are anti-fascists centering on urban ecology, consensus decision-making, and rematriation of this land back to the Ohlone people.

TeleSUR (2022-08-08). US Senate Passes Democratic Bill on Tax Policy, Health Care. telesurenglish.net U.S. Senate on Sunday approved the Democratic spending bill on tax policy, health care and climate change, which is scaled down from what President Joe Biden and many Democrats envisioned last year. | RELATED: | The so-called Inflation Reduction Act cleared the evenly-divided upper chamber by a vote of 51 to along party lines, with Vice President Kamala Harris presiding to break the tie. No Republicans support the bill, bu…

WSWS (2022-08-08). Senate passes Democrats' fraudulent climate, anti-inflation and "tax fairness" bill. wsws.org The staged celebration by Senate Democrats reflected not the actual content of the bill—a miserable climb-down from earlier iterations of the Biden administration's domestic agenda, purged of any significant social measures, restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions or corporate tax hikes—but rather the desperation of the Democratic Party to register a legislative "win" in advance of the November midterm elections.

WSWS (2022-08-08). Senate passes Democrats' fraudulent climate and "tax fairness" bill. wsws.org The "Inflation Reduction Act of 2022" is a miserable climb-down from earlier versions of the Biden administration's domestic agenda, purged of any significant social measures, restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions or corporate tax hikes.

TeleSUR (2022-08-08). Extinguishing Fire in Cuba May Take Days, Says Fire Chief. telesurenglish.net The extinguishing of the fire of great proportions that since Friday consumed a battery of fuel warehouses in the Cuban city of Matanzas (central west) may take several more days, anticipated on Monday, the second chief of the National Department of Extinction of the Cuban Fire Brigade, Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Avalos Jorge. | RELATED: | "It is impossible to calculate when we will manage to extinguish the fire.

Dana Sanchez (2022-08-08). Peter Schiff: Although China Didn't Shoot Down Nancy Pelosi's Plane, They May Dump U.S. Treasury Debt. moguldom.com China, which promised to punish the U.S. for allowing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to visit Taiwan, made good on those promises Friday, imposing sanctions on the California congresswoman and canceling dialogue with the U.S. on climate change and military relations. China has said it can annex Taiwan by force if it wants to and it …

_____ (2022-08-08). West Chicago Is Cleaning Up The Last Of Its Nuclear Contamination. Residents Exposed To Radiation Say 'It's Not Over'. popularresistance.org Sandra Arzola was relaxing in her West Chicago home one weekend in 1995, when she heard a knock at the door. Recently married, she shared the gray duplex with her husband, mom and sister, and family members were constantly coming and going. But when Sandra answered the door that day, what she learned would change how she looked at her home and suburban community forever. | At the door was a woman representing Envirocon, an environmental cleanup company. There was thorium on the family's property, the woman said, and if it was OK with them, workers were coming to remove it. It was the first time Sandra had heard o…

____ (2022-08-08). U.S. Senate passes Democratic bill on tax policy, health care. ecns.cn U.S. Senate on Sunday approved the Democratic spending bill on tax policy, health care and climate change, which is scaled down from what President Joe Biden and many Democrats envisioned last year.

Common Dreams staff (2022-08-07). Senate Barely Approves Scaled Back Legislation on Climate, Taxes, Healthcare. commondreams.org But thanks to Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), there was a huge, last-minute win for the private equity and hedge fund industries…

Derrick Crowe (2022-08-07). People's Action: Grassroots Organizing Won Big Steps Forward for Climate, Health Care, and Corporate Taxes. peoplesaction.org WASHINGTON, D.C.—People's Action celebrated the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act today by the U.S. Senate, highlighting the historic investment in climate change mitigation, as well as provisions that would force rich corporations to pay more of their fair share in taxes and allow Medicare to fight price gouging by drug companies. "These investments are …

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