Chile’s Draft Constitution: Undemocratic—or Too Much Democracy?

Chileans will vote in September on whether to approve a new constitution that promises to address inequality and lack of democracy (Reuters, 7/4/22). It would replace the present constitution imposed by the dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet, who came into power through a US-backed coup in 1973. The nation’s newly elected left-wing leadership is calling for a “yes” vote, although in the much-divided country, the constitution faces steep opposition from the right.

Chile’s Draft Constitution: Undemocratic—or Too Much Democracy?

The value of the federal minimum wage is at its lowest point in 66 years

The value of the federal minimum wage has reached its lowest point in 66 years, according to an EPI analysis of recently released Consumer Price Index (CPI) data. Accounting for price increases in June, the current federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour is now worth less than at any point since February 1956. At that time, the federal minimum wage was 75 cents per hour, or $7.19 in June 2022 dollars.

The value of the federal minimum wage is at its lowest point in 66 years

32 Years After US Disabilities Act, No Plans to Ratify UN Treaty It Inspired

32 Years After US Disabilities Act, No Plans to Ratify UN Treaty It Inspired

The administration says it supports “disability-inclusive development and humanitarian action” around the world.

Links to:

USAID Announces Commitments at the Global Disability Summit:

In keeping with the “Year of Action” for disability-inclusive democracy stemming from the Summit for Democracy, USAID will support the empowerment of persons with disabilities and their representative organizations to be active participants in civic engagement and the political and public life of their countries.

USAID is weaponizing disability rights for regime change!

Who will pay for Biden’s new “forever war”?

This week, the United States and its NATO allies pledged to increase their troop presence in Europe seven-fold, in order to prepare for what they called “warfighting against nuclear-armed peer-competitors”–that is, war against Russia and China.

Who will pay for Biden’s new “forever war”?

Related:

Glenn Hubbard’s WSJ Op-Ed: NATO Needs More Guns and Less Butter

Hubbard is a nonresident senior fellow at the right-wing think tank, American Enterprise Institute!

Doumbouya orders Foreign Mining companies to process bauxite in Guinea, sets May as deadline

Doumbouya orders Foreign Mining companies to process bauxite in Guinea, sets May as deadline

“Despite the mining boom in the bauxite sector, we have to admit that the expected revenues are below expectations, and you and we cannot continue this game of fools that perpetuates great inequality in our relations” Doumbouya said.

The issue of countries earning less from their resources cuts across Africa. In some cases, the nation earns less than 40% of its own resources whilst the multinationals walk away with the big cuts. Do you think all other African countries should emulate this approach?

Black Lives Matter purchases $6 million property with donation money

Allegations of financial mismanagement among supposed leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement (BLM)—as well as questions surrounding the true character of the organization—continue to unfold following a recent New York Magazine report revealing the group purchased a $6 million luxury home in southern California with money that had been donated to the BLMGNF (Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, the official title of the only actual national organization).

Black Lives Matter purchases $6 million property with donation money