Daily Archives: August 1, 2022

2022-08-01: News Headlines

_____ (2022-07-31). UN Nuclear Review: A Prime Time To Stop The New Arms Race. popularresistance.org In the run-up to August's United Nation's 10th Annual Review of the landmark Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), a review undertaken every five years, Secretary of State Antony Blinken's State Department issued a surprising reaffirmation of the U.S. commitment to this treaty and the "ultimate goal of a world without nuclear weapons." | The NPT, designed to "further the goal of achieving nuclear disarmament," entered into force in 1970 and was extended indefinitely in 1995. It has now been signed by 191 nations, including the U.S. and Russia. | If only Blinken's verbal support for the NPT was U.S. policy, as o…

_____ (2022-07-31). COVID Ignites Long Fight for Health Care in California Prisons. popularresistance.org The COVID pandemic has thrown a harsh light on long-running medical neglect of incarcerated people and exposed the hold that the prison-industrial complex has on California politics. But even as it has done so, it has made openings for activism by and on behalf of the nearly 100,000 people in the state's prisons, among whom people of color are dramatically overrepresented. | California's state prisons are once again in the midst of a COVID-19 crisis. In Winter 2020, cumulative infections among the incarcerated population topped 45,000, and cases reached over 10,000 in a single day. One year later, the highly cont…

TeleSUR- hvh- JL (2022-07-31). Al menos 32 fallecidos deja incendio intencionado en Madagascar. telesurtv.net De acuerdo con la policía de Antananarivo, el incendio fue provocado por ladrones de ganado como represalia.

____ (2022-07-31). U.S. House passes bill to ban assault weapons. ecns.cn House of Representatives passed a bill on Friday to ban assault weapons with a narrow 217-213 vote.Gun violence has taken more than 25,500 lives across the United States so far this year, according to the latest data from Gun Violence Archive.

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