Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Will the autoworkers go on strike


That's Isaiah's latest THE WORLD TODAY JUST NUTS "Jeff Bezos' Nightmare."

There may an autoworkers strike.  I hope we can all support the workers if they strike.  WSWS is the only outlet that has serious covered the possible strike -- not a surprise since they are often the only site covering worker issues.

Tom Hall (WSWS) reports:

On September 12 at 6:00 pm EDT, the WSWS Autoworker Newsletter is hosting an online meeting to discuss the strategy and perspective needed to organize this struggle. To participate, visit wsws.org/autocall.
Less than one week remains before the contract expiration at GM, Ford and Fiat Chrysler at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, September 14.
A near-unanimous nationwide strike authorization vote demonstrates that autoworkers are determined to win back everything they have lost through decades of concessions and plant closures.
But they also know that the UAW, which is exposed by an expanding bribery scandal as the bought agents of the auto companies, are conspiring with lead bargainer GM to force through even more concessions. Among many workers, the wall of silence surrounding the official talks are the surest sign that the UAW is preparing yet another sellout.
“How can we trust anything the UAW is doing? They’re so corrupt,” a Chicago Ford Assembly worker told the WSWS Autoworker Newsletter. “The investigation into UAW International should have everyone questioning everything. Why haven’t they told us anything about the contract? Because they’re hiding things!
“You’d think after all these indictments the UAW would try to shape up. But no, that’s not going to happen.”

This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot" for Monday:

Monday, September 9, 2019.  The Glenn Kesslers of the world will always make apologies for Joe Biden and always ignore the destruction of Iraq.

Starting in the US where the race for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination continues.  Isaiah's latest THE WORLD TODAY JUST NUTS went up a few hours ago and is entitled "Jeff Bezos' Nightmare."

Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are the only Democratic presidential contenders polling in double-digits, according to a Washington Post-ABC poll released Sunday

That's one poll.  This morning, there's another.  Anthonay Salvanto, Jennifer De Pinto, Kabir Khanna and Fred Backus (CBS NEWS) note:

But Warren has made strong gains on electability. Among those considering supporting her, the percentage who think she would probably beat Mr. Trump has jumped 16 points since June, from 39% then to 55% now.
Sanders has also made some gains on electability. More of his potential supporters now think he would probably beat Mr. Trump (58%) than said that in June (51%) or July (50%).

FORTUNE's Ros Kransy and BLOOMBERG NEWS examine the new poll and note, "Among those considering supporting the Massachusetts senator, the percentage who think she would probably beat President Donald Trump in 2020 has jumped 16 percentage points since June, to 55% from 39%. That cuts into Biden’s key argument that he’s the Democrat most likely to beat Trump."

New CBS polls:

New Hampshire:

Warren 27 (!!!)
Biden 26
Sanders 25
Buttigieg 8
Harris 7


Biden 29
Sanders 26
Warren 17
Buttigieg 7
Harris 6

80% of Warren supporters in new early-state poll say they'd be enthusiastic or satisfied if Sanders won the nomination. Basically the same results for Sanders supporters asked about Warren.

Joe Biden continues to struggle despite so many in the press propping the War Hawk up.  In an appearance on NPR last Tuesday, he clearly lied claiming he had immediately expressed opposition to the Iraq War after it started.  Lie.

Joe Biden tries to rewrite the history of his support for the war in Iraq - U.S. News -

Joe Biden lying about Iraq shows why our nation has so many wars

How fortunate he's got Glenn Kessler (WASHINGTON POST) on his side to lie for him.  Glenn 'reports' on it today.  Six days after the fact.  He refuses to call it a lie because he waited to 'report' until he got Anthony Blinken's response.  Blinken says Joe mispoke.  Joe doesn't know how to speak?  Joe doesn't know his own record?  Blinken's ridiculous response requires a fact check of its own but, don't worry, Glenn will never do that.

A fact check, by the way, that takes six days to conduct over something this basic really argues that Glenn's not up to doing fact checks -- a point we've made before including when he went out of his way to misconstrue what Beto O'Rourke said in order to call Beto a liar.  The real liar is Glenn Kessler.  And his self-brag that he was reporting on Iraq before and after the start of the war in 2003 should not be seen as a good thing.  The fact that he was reporting on it and doing so in a one-sided manner that failed to question the push to war tells you everything you need to know about liar Glenn Kessler.

Liars like Glenn are why the Iraq War started.  His nonsense he does today is the sort of misdirection liars like Glenn are experts in.  Reality, Iraq is in shambles.

New post: Video: Iraq Protests – Graduates Demand Jobs

College graduates complete their studies, pass their courses and . . . can't find jobs.  There are no jobs in the corrupt system.

Protests: Thousands Of Graduates Demand Jobs From Government

Unemployment for young adults stands at 22%,
Video: protests: Thousands of graduates demand jobs from government

Iraq is not stable.  It is a failed state.  And it's amazing how few in the US media bother to pay attention to that reality or any of the warning signs in plain sight.

while in a visit to Iran, officials refused to meet him,
Moqtada al-Sadr, warned PM Adel Abdul Mahdi that on the verge of becoming a “lawless state”

Muqtada al-Sadr tweets:
“[hashtage] farewell my homeland,
This means the end of Iraqi government...
This is a shift from a state of rule of law to [hashtag] the state of chaos.
If the government didn’t take strict measures, I’ll declare my innocence from it.”

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