2022-12-19: News Headlines

Dave DeCamp (2022-12-19). CIA Chief Says Russia-Iran Building 'Full-Fledged Defense Partnership'. news.antiwar.com CIA Director William Burns said in an interview that aired on PBS that Russia and Iran are working toward a "full-fledged defense partnership" and that such an arrangement threatens the US and its allies in the Middle East. As an example of Russian and Iranian military cooperation, Burns cited Iran supplying Russia with drones, although …

Manlio Dinucci (2022-12-19). Billions of Euros Paid by Us. They Feed War and Corruption in Ukraine. globalresearch.ca

infobrics (2022-12-19). Kiev responds to Russian advancements by attacking civilians in Donbass. infobrics.org Situation of the civilians in central Donetsk is one of the worst in eight years.

Mark Taliano (2022-12-19). On Western Support for Nazism. globalresearch.ca

teleSUR, JGN (2022-12-19). Represión policial contra manifestaciones en Perú deja un saldo de 25 muertos. telesurtv.net Boluarte anunció que el Ministerio Público ya inició las investigaciones sobre la muerte de civiles en las protestas, y lo mismo hará la justicia militar.

Vijay Prashad (2022-12-19). The US Egged on the Coup in Peru. orinocotribune.com By Vijay Prashad and José Carlos Llerena Robles — Dec 15, 2022 | The US swiftly legitimized last week's coup against President Pedro Castillo, the culmination of Fujimori-led attempts to destabilize his government. | On 7 December 2022, Pedro Castillo sat in his office on what would be the last day of his presidency of Peru. His lawyers went over spreadsheets that showed Castillo would triumph over a motion in Congress to remove him. This was going to be the

teleSUR, JGN (2022-12-19). Aumenta a 24 cifra de muertos por represión contra manifestaciones en Perú. telesurtv.net La policía liberó la noche del sábado a 26 campesinos que retuvo de manera arbitraria durante 14 horas.

Eric Zuesse (2022-12-19). U.S. Regime Now Tempts Ukrainian Kiev Regime to Invade Russia. globalresearch.ca

infobrics (2022-12-19). Greece would undermine its security by sending air defenses to Ukraine. infobrics.org The loss of such an advanced air defense system like the S-300PMU-1 would severely undermine Greek security.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). UK to deliver hundreds of thousands of artillery to Ukraine. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — The UK will supply Ukraine with hundreds of thousands of artillery munitions in 2023, according to a statement by the office of British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak published on Sunday night.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). Russia shoots down 4 US-made missiles over Belgorod region. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — Moscow said Monday that its air defence systems had shot down four US-made missiles over a southern Russian region bordering Ukraine.

_____ (2022-12-19). G7 Geniuses Shoot Both Feet with Oil Price Cap. journal-neo.org Okay, the message has become crystal clear now. The United States does not want Germany and the rest of Europe to become richer and prosperous anymore, powered by cheap Russian gas. It's a thing, you know? Getting at the competition. Strangely, ironically, or one might even say comically, India will now become far richer and …

infobrics (2022-12-19). Key Project of China-Russia East-Route Natural Gas Pipeline Is Completed. infobrics.org It will allow Russian gas to cross the Yangtze River to reach Shanghai, laying the foundation for the full completion of the landmark China-Russia energy cooperation project…

infobrics (2022-12-19). Putin and Modi deepen "privileged strategic partnership" despite Western pressure. infobrics.org CIA chief is the latest official to disseminate fake news on Russian-Indian ties.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). Russia, China to hold joint naval drills next week. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — A detachment of ships from Russia's Pacific Fleet is headed toward the East China Sea to participate in Russian-Chinese naval drills on December 21-27, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Monday.

____ (2022-12-19). LNG port boosts German gas supplies. ecns.cn Germany took a huge step toward weaning itself off Russian natural gas on the weekend, with the opening of a floating facility that ensures it can import the fossil fuel by sea, from anywhere in the world.

infobrics (2022-12-19). China-India Farm Cooperation Can Grow Amid Global Shortages. infobrics.org India is working on developing the "world's largest grain storage" program…

infobrics (2022-12-19). American coercive anti-Chinese diplomacy in Asia risks backfiring. infobrics.org US aggressive policies towards China are alienating its Indo-Pacific partners as most of them wish to continue to trade with China.

infobrics (2022-12-19). Lula Is Back on the International Stage, or Is He. infobrics.org Brazil transitioned from international stardom to relative seclusion over the last decade, after Jair Bolsonaro made an international pariah of his own country. Not surprisingly, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's electoral victory is expected to change his country's international presence radically…

Staff (2022-12-19). Venezuela Fiercely Rejects US Senates Passing of BOLIVAR Act. orinocotribune.com This Friday, December 16, the US Senate unanimously approved the Law to Prohibit Operations and Leasing with the Illegitimate Authoritarian Regime of Venezuela (BOLIVAR Act), presented by the ultra-conservative Floridian senator, Rick Scott. The discussion of the interventionist act in the lower house of the US Congress is still pending. | "The regulations prohibit federal agencies from doing business with anyone who supports the oppressive Maduro regime," reported the official website of Scott, who was one of the primary promoters of the law. Scott was joined by far-right Senator Marco Rubio as well as other far…

teleSUR, ev, MER (2022-12-19). Zurda Infinita celebra tricampeonato mundial de Argentina. telesurtv.net Sorín y Morales resaltaron el trabajo realizado por la selección de Argentina para llevarse la tercer Copa del Mundo.

Staff (2022-12-19). Locura en las calles argentinas: Los hinchas de la albiceleste celebran la victoria (+Fotos y Video). cubadebate.cu Argentina está de fiesta tras conseguir este domingo el tercer campeonato mundial de su historia al imponerse a Francia 4-2 por penaltis. Después de una sufrida final en Catar, los argentinos salieron a las calles de todo el país a festejar el tan ansiado triunfo.

Khaled Mouammar (2022-12-19). 500,000 Internally Displaced Palestinian Citizens of Israel Prevented from Returning to Their Villages. globalresearch.ca

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). IAEA delegation leave Tehran after holding talks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) technical team headed by Massimo Aparo, the agency's Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Safeguards left Tehran for Vienna on Monday after holding talks.

Kurt Nimmo (2022-12-19). Warmonger Henry Kissinger Worried About Thermonuclear War. globalresearch.ca

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). Iran after a region free of nuclear weapons, Kharrazi says. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — Expressing Iran's readiness to return to its JCPOA obligations, the head of Iran's Foreign Policy Strategic Council said that for decades, Iran has been after a region free of nuclear weapons.

____ (2022-12-19). UN recognizes China's vast restoration effort. ecns.cn The United Nations recognizes China's Shan-Shui Initiative as one of the world's 10 ground-breaking projects, honoured as World Restoration Flagship.

____ (2022-12-19). China raises 312 questions at the WTO over U.S.' unilateral trade practices. ecns.cn China has expressed concerns over some unilateral trade practices of the U.S. during the WTO's 15th Trade Policy Review of the U.S., raising 312 written questions to the U.S. based on WTO rules.

____ (2022-12-19). Suzhou business delegation receives nearly $6 billion Europe investment intention. ecns.cn A delegation of over 200 business executives and government officials led by the government of Suzhou, east China's Jiangsu Province, returned from Europe on Sunday.

____ (2022-12-19). (100 great changes) Why marathon so popular in China. ecns.cn On November 6, 2022, the 40th Beijing Marathon started with a pistol shot. Facing the course of 42.2 kilometers, racers dashed from Tiananmen Square, running to the destination — the Landscape Avenue in the Olympic Park.

____ (2022-12-19). Chinese localities prepare for peak of COVID-19 infections in January. ecns.cn Multiple places across China are anticipating and getting prepared to cope with the peak of COVID-19 infections in January, as a travel rush during the Chinese New Year holidays is expected to speed up the spread of the virus.

____ (2022-12-19). China delivers homegrown passenger jetliner to overseas client. ecns.cn China on Sunday delivered its homegrown regional jetliner, the ARJ21, to Indonesian airline TransNusa, marking the country's passenger jetliner entering overseas market for the first time.

____ (2022-12-19). (100 great changes) 5G apps thrive in China. ecns.cn Over the past three years, a total of 2.22 million 5G base stations have covered cities, suburbs, islands and deserts in China.

Dave DeCamp (2022-12-19). Japan Says China Is Unprecedented 'Challenge' in National Security Strategy. news.antiwar.com Japan released a new military strategy on Friday that labeled China as an unprecedented "challenge" and outlined a major overhaul of Japan's military that marks the biggest shift away from Tokyo's post-World War II policy of pacifism. The strategy includes policies recently announced by Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, including the goal of increasing Japan's …

____ (2022-12-19). China's ocean research drilling vessel takes shape. ecns.cn The main body of a Chinese ultra-deepwater research drilling vessel has taken shape in Guangzhou, south China's Guangdong Province, according to the China Science Daily on Monday.

____ (2022-12-19). Hebei launches new multi-modal transport route to S Korea. ecns.cn A batch of goods arrived at Qinhuangdao Port by train from Shijiazhuang International Land Port on Sunday. The shipment is scheduled to head to Incheon, South Korea, via sea transport on Tuesday, marking the opening of a new multi-modal transport route connecting China with South Korea.

____ (2022-12-19). Key economic conference shows growth the priority of China in 2023. ecns.cn The two-day tone-setting central economic work conference held from Dec 15 to 16 showed China's priority is increasingly shifting to economic growth, media reported.

____ (2022-12-19). China-built health facilities for Kuwait enter trail operation. ecns.cn Health facilities constructed by China Metallurgical Group Corporation were put into trail operation in Ahmadi, Kuwait, on Sunday.

teleSUR, JGN (2022-12-19). Ataque de Ucrania contra hospital en Donetsk deja un muerto. telesurtv.net Pushilin detalló que tras la agresión del régimen de Kiev todos los pacientes del centro médico fueron evacuados.

WSWS (2022-12-19). Michigan Medicine announces plan to acquire Sparrow Health in Lansing. wsws.org The merger of the two hospital systems in Michigan is part of the process of consolidation of the health care services industry into large enterprises worth tens of billions of dollars.

____ (2022-12-19). Asia feels the heat of U.S. inflation fight. ecns.cn The U.S. Federal Reserve's series of interest rate rises are forecast to crimp post-pandemic recovery across the Asia-Pacific region with the Fed seen to slow down exports and consumer demand, and further weaken Asian currencies.

WSWS (2022-12-19). Long live the memory of Comrade Keerthi Balasuriya (1948-1987). wsws.org This letter was sent by David North, the chairman of the WSWS International Editorial Board, to the Socialist Equality Party in Sri Lanka on the thirty-fifth anniversary of the death of Keerthi Balasuria.

Staff (2022-12-19). Turkey arms Georgia for new Caucasus wars. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Georgian Ministry of DefenseDecember 18, 2022 The Republic of Turkey handed over various types of equipment to the Defense Forces of Georgia The Government of the Republic of Turkey has given various types of equipment to the Defense Forces of Georgia in order to improve the capabilities of aviation and air defense. The event was …

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). 31 Thai sailors missing after navy frigate sinks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — The Thai Navy says 31 sailors are missing after a warship carrying over 100 crew capsized and sank during a storm in the Gulf of Thailand.

reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras (2022-12-19). Lenguaje, desnaturalización y la mirada del jaguar. indybay.org Lenguaje, desnaturalización y la mirada del jaguar | por Julie Wark…

Dan Bacher (2022-12-19). Zero Delta Smelt found in CDFW fall survey from Sept. to Nov. as Delta Tunnel goes forward. indybay.org No Delta Smelt, once the most abundant fish on the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, were collected in the CDFW's Fall Midwater Trawl survey from September through November.

____ (2022-12-19). Environmental efforts bring rewards to all in Tibet. ecns.cn In 1993, the 300,000-square-kilometer Changtang Nature Reserve was established in Tibet, and further upgraded to a national nature reserve in 2000.

Editor (2022-12-19). Teaching Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's The Gulag Archipelago in Prison. scheerpost.com

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2022-12-19). How the Wrong Dietary Fat Can Wreck Your Health. globalresearch.ca

Caoimhghin àì Croidheáin (2022-12-19). A Poem for Christmas: Christmas Revels (1838). globalresearch.ca

Fight Back (2022-12-19). FRSO: The contributions of Comrade Jose Ma. Sison will live forever! fightbacknews.org To: Communist Party of the Philippines | From: Freedom Road Socialist Organization | Dear Comrades, | It is with great sorrow that we learned of the passing of Comrade Jose Ma. Sison. The Freedom Road Socialist Organization extends our sincere condolences to Ka Joma's many comrades, friends, Ka Julieta de Lima and his entire family. He will be missed wherever working and oppressed people are striving for their emancipation. We mourn the departure of a true titan in the world communist movement. | As a founder of the Communist Party of the Philippines and the New People's Army, Comrade Sison made tremendous contr…

Fight Back (2022-12-19). Racine, WI: Labor and community turn out to support striking UAW Local 180 workers. fightbacknews.org Racine, Wisconsin – On December 17, union members and supporters rallied in support of UAW Local 180 members who have been on strike at Case New Holland Industrial (CNHi) since May. The Racine workers are demanding the large multinational agricultural equipment corporation give workers a better contract as the company hauls in record profits. | UAW 180 President Yasin Mahdi spoke to the crowd of supporters, calling out the company for cutting off health insurance to striking workers' families. | Local unions and labor groups delivered thousands of items to the rally to support striking workers and their families…

Slingshot collective (2022-12-19). Sunday 1/8: Slingshot new volunteer meeting / article brainstorm for issue #137. indybay.org Long Haul infoshop – 3124 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley, CA 94705 – 510 540 0751 – 2 blocks from Ashby BART – corner of Shattuck and Woolsey across from La Pena…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). 1 killed, several injured in Pakistan hostage-taking incident. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — At least one policeman was killed and many others were injured in a hostage-taking incident in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province,…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). 5 people killed in horrendous condo shooting in Canada. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — Five people were killed in a shooting at a condominium in a Toronto suburb Sunday night, police said.

____ (2022-12-19). World Cup closing ceremony held in Qatar. ecns.cn Dancers perform during the closing ceremony of the FIFA World Cup 2022 at Lusail Stadium, Qatar, Dec. 18, 2022.

teleSUR, odr, JCM (2022-12-19). Conferencia de la ONU sobre Biodiversidad busca acuerdos finales. telesurtv.net Los presentes en la conferencia están trabajando para frenar la destrucción del hábitat, la contaminación y la crisis climática.

Labor Video Project (2022-12-19). Starbucks Workers Strike 100 Stores SF Castro Starbucks Barrista Kyle Trainer Speaks. indybay.org On Friday December 16, 2022 over 100 stores went on strike for a union contract and against union busting.

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2022-12-19). 2022 California State Capitol Kwanzaa in the wake of the 2022 US-Africa Summit. indybay.org Dr. Karenga utilized struggle creating Kwanzaa. He and the US Organization continues to rectify the cultural and economic exploitation perpetrated against us during the months of October, November, and December (the Christmas season) as we prepare for a New Year.

Staff (2022-12-19). Portuarios pasa la escoba sobre Centrales y se consolida en zona de clasificación. cubadebate.cu Los Portuarios aumentaron hoy su presión sobre los Centrales, al derrotarlos con pizarra de 13×9. Los Portuarios conectaron 19 hits, siete extrabases, seis dobles, un triple y 13 carreras, para conseguir su triunfo ante los Centrales, quienes solo pegaron 10 sencillos frente a cuatro lanzadores.El lanzador abridor Yadián Martínez trabajó para ocho carreras, siete limpias.

____ (2022-12-19). Harbin Ice-Snow World welcomes visitors on test run. ecns.cn Covering an area of 810,000 square meters, the Ice and Snow World has built hundreds of snow landscapes with 150,000 cubic meters of ice and snow.

teleSUR, JDO (2022-12-19). Emisiones de volcán ecuatoriano Cotopaxi superan mil metros de altura. telesurtv.net Continúa monitoreo del cono, segundo más alto de Ecuador y uno de los más peligrosos del mundo. Rige alerta amarilla en su perímetro.

CA PPC (2022-12-19). Thursday 12/15: CA Poor People's Campaign Year in Review w/ speakers Rep. Barbara Lee & Rev. Dr. Theoharis. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). United States decline imminent, Nicaragua FM says. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — Saying that the decline of the US is imminent, Nicaraguan Foreign Minister Denis Moncada noted that the world is changing its new goal and is on the threshold of multilateralism.

reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras (2022-12-19). México: La incesante militarización en pueblos indígenas. indybay.org México: La incesante militarización en pueblos indígenas | Basta Ya de represión!

WSWS (2022-12-19). Global Workers' Inquest survey exposes the ongoing impact of the pandemic in US schools. wsws.org The survey exposes how the total abandonment of all public health measures by the political establishment has had enormous and ongoing impact in the schools including mass infection, long-term illness, death and social crisis.

WSWS (2022-12-19). Australia: Major construction firm Clough collapses, placing thousands of jobs in jeopardy. wsws.org The company is yet another casualty of the deepening crisis engulfing Australia's construction industry, which has seen a plethora of building firms go to the wall over the past year…

WSWS (2022-12-19). In Memory of Keerthi Balasuriya. wsws.org This tribute was written by David North and originally posted on the WSWS in December 2007 to mark the twentieth anniversary of the death of Keerthi Balasuriya.

Some Bay Anarchists (2022-12-19). CEL Offices Attacked in Solidarity with the Atlanta Weelaunee Forest. indybay.org CEL is owned by Atlas Technical Consultants and is involved in the proposed Cop City project in Atlanta's Weelaunee Forest. Their offices were attacked as part of a battle over whats left of the living world.

teleSUR, JCM (2022-12-19). Corea del Norte continúa realizando pruebas de misiles balísticos. telesurtv.net La prueba de este domingo se produce luego de que Washington haya decidido lanzar una nueva unidad de sus fuerzas espaciales en Corea del Sur.

WSWS (2022-12-19). Germany's Reichsbàºrger terrorist network and the fight against fascism. wsws.org More than people from the Reichsbàºrger (Citizens of the Reich) movement, against whom 3,000 police carried out the largest raid in the history of the Federal Republic of Germany, are accused of plotting a military coup to seize power and kill political opponents.

WNBR-SF (2022-12-19). Sunday 1/1: New Years Day 2023 World Naked Bike Ride and Polar Plunge. indybay.org Meet on the Great Highway at the Taraval Street crossing…

teleSUR, jap, JCM (2022-12-19). Argentina gana el Mundial de Qatar 2022 en la tanda de penaltis. telesurtv.net La Albiceleste mostró una superioridad absoluta sobre La tricolor durante casi todo el partido y hace realidad el sueño de levantar su tercera Copa Mundial.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). 8 killed, 23 injured in bus collision in Pakistan's Punjab. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — Eight people were killed and several injured after two buses collided in Punjab, Pakistan on Monday, local media reported.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). 4 IRGC members martyred in clashes with terrorists in SE. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — Four members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) were martyred in clashes with terrorists in the border area of Saravan County in Sistan and Baluchestan province, southeast of Iran.

Friends of Christmas (2022-12-19). Sunday 12/25: Santa Cruz Community Christmas Dinner. indybay.org Clock Tower in Downtown Santa Cruz | (Pacific Avenue at Water Street)…

teleSUR -JDO (2022-12-19). Felicitan a Argentina por su tercera Copa Mundial de fútbol. telesurtv.net Desde líderes políticos como Alberto Fernández y Nicolás Maduro hasta astros del balompié, como Pelé, todos felicitaron a Argentina por su tercera consagración.

____ (2022-12-19). Battleground for postgraduates expands. ecns.cn A total of 4.57 million candidates signed up for the national postgraduate entrance exam this year, almost double the amount in 2018 when there were 2.38 million.

teleSUR, JDO (2022-12-19). Chile reporta menos incendios forestales pero mayor devastación. telesurtv.net Fuerzas especializadas hacen frente a seis incendios activos, la mayor parte de ellos en Valparaíso y en la Región Metropolitana.

teleSUR, JGN (2022-12-19). Presidente de México desea que Argentina gane final de Qatar 2022. telesurtv.net La victoria de la albiceleste "sería un homenaje a Maradona, el deportista más comprometido con los cambios sociales y políticos en América Latina", dijo.

KQED Live (2022-12-19). Sunday 1/22: A Royal Walk with the King Tides in South Bay. indybay.org Cooley Landing | 2100 Bay Rd | East Palo Alto, CA 94303…

teleSUR, mv, MER (2022-12-19). Zurda Infinita analiza partido por tercer lugar de Qatar 2022. telesurtv.net Destacaron el desempeño de las selecciones de Croacia y Marruecos durante el encuentro.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). Three Jordanian police killed during raid on hideout in Maan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — Three Jordanian police personnel were killed in a raid on the hideout of the suspected killers of a policeman in the southern city of Maan, a police statement said.

WSWS (2022-12-19). Australia's housing crisis pushing thousands into poverty and homelessness. wsws.org Reports find homelessness is on the rise and housing affordability is the fastest rising risk factor for suicide.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). Greece, Turkey reportedly hold secret talks in Brussels. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — Germany has hosted a secret meeting in Brussels between top foreign policy advisers to the leaders of Greece and Turkey for them to discuss the normalization of bilateral relations marred by years of unceasing tensions.

Staff (2022-12-19). Astrónomos canadienses encuentran dos mundos de agua a 218 años luz de la Tierra. cubadebate.cu Astrónomos de la Universidad de Montreal, Canadá, lideraron una investigación que encontró evidencia de que dos exoplanetas que orbitan alrededor de una estrella enana roja son "mundos de agua".Estos sorprendentes planetas donde el agua constituye una gran fracción de su volumen están ubicados en un sistema planetario a 218 años luz de distancia.

WSWS (2022-12-19). Striking CNH workers speak from the pickets: "We need to fight like a united movement of workers" wsws.org While CNH workers have been determined to strike, the UAW held a phony rally of union bureaucrats from across the Midwest even as it isolates the striking workers.

teleSUR, MER, JGN (2022-12-19). øPor qué se estableció el Día Internacional del Migrante. telesurtv.net Este día tiene como fin destacar la importancia de los derechos humanos y libertades fundamentales que tienen los migrantes.

____ (2022-12-19). Medicine shortages fire spirit of sharing. ecns.cn Residents of Beijing are helping each other cope with temporary shortages of medicine and supplies as the capital faces a rapid wave of COVID-19 infections.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). 2 passenger planes collided at South Korean Incheon Airport. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — Two passenger planes collided with each other at Incheon International Airport, west of Seoul, on Monday, the airport's operator said.

____ (2022-12-19). Argentina wins World Cup final after 36 years. ecns.cn Argentina defeated two time champions France in penalties in FIFA World Cup 2022. This has happened for the first time after 36 years.

____ (2022-12-19). First organ donation between mainland and HK saves 4-month old baby. ecns.cn A medical team of the Hong Kong Children's Hospital successfully transplanted a heart donated from the mainland to a 4-month-old baby in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on Saturday.

____ (2022-12-19). 11 people seriously injured amid turbulence on Hawaii flight. ecns.cn Eleven people were seriously injured when a flight to Hawaii was rocked by severe turbulence on Sunday about 30 minutes outside Honolulu, the Honolulu Emergency Medical Services said in a statement.

Dan Bacher (2022-12-19). After spending $20 M, oil industry gathers enough signatures for initiative against setbacks law. indybay.org If the Secretary of State formally qualifies the oil industry's petition, the issue of neighborhood drilling in California will go before voters on the 2024 ballot.

teleSUR, JDO (2022-12-19). Presidente Bolivia alerta sobre racismo y separatismo de élites. telesurtv.net Manifestó a cadetes graduados que son herederos de los militares patriotas, del pueblo y de la consolidación del Estado boliviano.

teleSUR, odr, JDO (2022-12-19). Reportan cuatro nuevos casos de cólera en República Dominicana. telesurtv.net Se trata de cuatro pacientes de sexo masculinos de , 30, 23 y cuatro años de edad, todos de nacionalidad dominicana.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). People in Kermanshah prapering for Yalda Night. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — People of Kermanshah are preparing for the Yalda Night; the longest night of the year when friends and family members get together to eat and read poems until well after midnight.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). Fire breaks out in residential building in Georgia's Batumi. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — Massive fire broke out in a restaurant located on the top floor of a residential high-rise building in the Georgian city of Batumi.

teleSUR, JDO (2022-12-19). Venezuela condena intento de EE.UU. de vulnerar sus derechos. telesurtv.net Cancillería de Venezuela rechaza proyecto de ley que busca mantener las medidas de presión impuestas por Washington, además de ofender al pueblo y a Simón Bolívar.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). Iran busts Mossad spy network planning to target defense ind. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — Iran's Intelligence Ministry has identified and arrested members of a spy network who were planning to sabotage the country's defense industry through front companies and security marketing.

Melanie Topjian (2022-12-19). Senior & disabled homeowners – need help with home repairs? indybay.org The Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development has a program offering up to $ ,000 for major home repairs to eligible homeowners.

Staff (2022-12-19). Sancti Spíritus: Ejecutan nuevo Parque Fotovoltaico con capacidad para generar 2,2 Mw. cubadebate.cu En aras del desarrollo de nuevas fuentes renovables de energía, en Sancti Spíritus, se trabaja hoy en el montaje del octavo Parque Fotovoltaico en el sureño municipio de Trinidad. El nuevo emplazamiento con capacidad para generar 2,2 megawatts (Mw) se ubica en la zona de Los Cristales en los límites con Casilda y estará sincronizado SEN.

BayArea4Iran (2022-12-19). Saturday 12/17: Freedom March & Rally for IRAN: "Woman, Life, Freedom!" indybay.org San Jose City Hall | 200 E Santa Clara Street | San Jose, CA 95113…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). Tehran to host 22nd Intl. Home Appliance Expo. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — The 22nd International Home Appliance Manufacturers Exhibition, also known as HAMEX, is scheduled to be held at Tehran's International Fairground on Dec. 20-23.

____ (2022-12-19). Metaverse to usher in golden era of innovation. ecns.cn Discussion of the tech buzzword "metaverse" has been going on for some time, with the focus chiefly on its application in virtual games, online retail and social media.

____ (2022-12-19). Beijing records two COVID-related deaths. ecns.cn Beijing reported two death cases related to COVID-19 on Sunday, the data on the National Health Commission website showed early Monday.

teleSUR, JGN (2022-12-19). Presidente de Bolivia expresa apoyo a la libertad de Assange. telesurtv.net En la reunión, el presidente habló de las graves implicaciones para la libertad de prensa si Assange es extraditado a los EE.UU.

Franz Hinkelammert, Sebastian Pittl (2022-12-19). Critique of Religion and Market Religion and Post-colonialism. indybay.org Critique of religion as critique of fetishism is a critique of earthly gods, which are false gods. "Man is the highest being for man." Marx develops it further in other words and formulates his idea of the liberation of man in the Communist Manifesto. There he says: "In place of the old bourgeois society with its classes and class antagonisms comes…the free development of all. "

WSWS (2022-12-19). Talks continue between Unifor and Canadian National as contracts for 3,600 rail workers set to expire December 31. wsws.org In its latest bargaining update, Unifor asserted that talks with CN Rail are "productive" and "progressing well," but refused to provide details.

teleSUR, odr, JDO (2022-12-19). UE logra acuerdo sobre sistema de comercio de emisiones. telesurtv.net Según lo acordado, para 2030 debe haber una reducción de 62 por ciento en las emisiones en comparación con los niveles de 2005.

Angela (2022-12-19). Saturday 12/17: Free virtual screening of the documentry film "Erasmus in Gaza" indybay.org

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). Two killed, 1 injured in shooting at Athens cafe. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — An unknown individual has opened fire in a cafe in Athens, killing two men and injuring one woman in what appeared to be a targeted shooting, Greek media reported on Monday.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). Iran ready to cooperate with neighbors in all fields. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister says that Tehran is ready to hold a joint meeting of foreign and defense ministers between Iran and the Persian Gulf states and other neighboring countries.

____ (2022-12-19). They Continue to Run With This BS. smoothiex12.blogspot.com

WSWS (2022-12-19). This week in history: December 19-25. wsws.org

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). Iran ready for reopening embassies whenever Riyadh ready. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian says that Iran is ready to normalize ties with Saudi Arabia and reopen the embassies whenever Riyadh is ready.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). North Korea conducts trials of intelligence satellite. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — On Sunday, North Korea conducted trials related to the final stage of developing a military intelligence satellite, the media sources reported on Monday.

teleSUR, JCM (2022-12-19). Bombardeo de Ucrania en Bélgorod, Rusia, deja un muerto. telesurtv.net El gobernador de la provincia rusa de Bélgorod, Viacheslav Gladkov, informó de al menos un muerto y cinco heridos por la caída de proyectiles en este territorio fronterizo con Ucrania.

Brenda Norrell (2022-12-19). Paiute and Shoshone Elders Evicted from Homes with No Place to Go in Winnemucca, Nevada. indybay.org WINNEMUCCA INDIAN COLONY, Nevada — In a cruel action during winter, the Winnemucca Tribal Court evicted Paiute and Shoshone elders without a trial, and banished people from their homes with no place to go in northern Nevada. Elders' homes and possessions have been burned and demolished, and utility lines cut, attorneys said.

Sarah Anderson (2022-12-19). The Top 10 Inequality Victories of 2022. inequality.org

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). Iran, Nicaragua ministers discuss bilateral cooperation. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — Iranian energy minister in a meeting with Nicaraguan Foreign Minister Denis Moncada stressed the need for developing Tehran-Managua cooperation in different fields including energy and economy.

Anonymous Contributor (2022-12-19). Far-Right Drowned Out By Brockville Community in Ontario. itsgoingdown.org Report back from community defense of a drag story-hour in so-called Brockville, Ontario. Originally posted to Gay Mafia Protection Racket. Like the world's worst game of whack-a-mole, we were out again yesterday, December 17, in Brockville, Ontario to protect a drag story hour at their local library. And once again, we outnumbered them from the…

____ (2022-12-19). Argentine president thanks national soccer team for World Cup win. ecns.cn Argentine President Alberto Fernandez on Sunday thanked the national soccer team for winning the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

teleSUR, mcs, MER (2022-12-19). Conoce 10 palabras que el idioma español heredó del árabe. telesurtv.net La Real Academia Española refiere que 4.000 palabras del habla hispana tienen sus orígenes en la etimología árabe.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). 3rd Tehran Dialogue Forum kicks off. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — The third edition of the Tehran Dialogue Forum kicked off in the Iranian capital on Monday morning with the presence of Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian.

____ (2022-12-19). U.S. extends tariff exclusions on 352 Chinese goods for nine months. ecns.cn The U.S.'latest move in extending tariff exclusions on 352 Chinese import categories has sent positive signs as it is beneficial to normalizing bilateral trade and helping trade ties get back on a normal track.

teleSUR, JCM (2022-12-19). Explosión de camión cisterna deja 19 muertos en Afganistán. telesurtv.net La explosión se produjo en torno a las 20H30 de este sábado a consecuencia de la explosión de un camión cisterna que transportaba gasolina que circulaba por el túnel.

teleSUR, JGN (2022-12-19). Canciller de Namibia arriba a Venezuela para visita oficial. telesurtv.net El mandatario venezolano concedió el 3 de marzo de 2021 a Nandi Ndaitwah la Orden Francisco de Miranda como reconocimiento a su lucha por la independencia de la nación surafricana.

teleSUR, JGN (2022-12-19). Presidente de México supervisa obras hidráulicas en Sinaloa. telesurtv.net El gobernante mexicano estuvo acompañado por el secretario de la Defensa Nacional, Luis Cresencio Sandoval, y el gobernador de Sinaloa, Rubén Rocha.

teleSUR, JCM (2022-12-19). Al menos ocho policías muertos tras atentado en norte de Irak. telesurtv.net La bomba explotó al pasó de un convoy policial cerca de la aldea de Safra, distrito de Hawija, en el suroeste de Kirkuk. Otros tres policías resultaron heridos.

teleSUR, JDO (2022-12-19). Reportan sismo de magnitud 5.3 en Tumaco, Colombia. telesurtv.net Hasta el momento no hay daños o víctimas. Su epicentro se estimó en un área del océano Pacífico. Se sintió en varias provincias ecuatorianas.

Manlio Dinucci (2022-12-18). The War Moves Forward as Outlined by the RAND Corporation on Behalf of the Pentagon. "NATO is Not Part to the Conflict" globalresearch.ca First published on October 14, 2022 | The United States, the European Union, and other countries have so far "donated" about 100 billion euros of military supply to Ukraine. It is money directly or indirectly coming out of our pockets. This …

teleSUR, JCM (2022-12-18). Entierran a fallecidos por represión en Ayacucho, Perú. telesurtv.net La Dirección Regional de Salud de Ayacucho confirmó 7 muertos y 52 heridos en el primer día de estado de emergencia.

teleSUR, jaa, JGN (2022-12-18). Retornan a Venezuela 249 connacionales provenientes de Perú. telesurtv.net En el vuelo de la aerolínea venezolana Conviasa viajaban 67 niños, unos 70 jóvenes venezolanos y más de 10 adultos mayores.

Vijay Prashad (2022-12-18). Estados Unidos y su rol en el golpe de Estado en Perú. peoplesworld.org El 7 de diciembre de 2022, Pedro Castillo se sentó a trabajar en su despacho, durante el que sería su último día como presidente de Perú. Sus abogados revisaban los documentos que mostraban que Castillo triunfaría sobre una moción en el Congreso para destituirlo. Iba a ser la tercera vez que Castillo se enfrentaba a …

Editor (2022-12-18). Peru coup: CIA agent turned U.S. ambassador met with defense minister day before president overthrown. mronline.org The U.S. ambassador in Peru, Lisa Kenna, worked for the CIA for 9 years, as well as the Pentagon. One day before the coup against elected left-wing President Pedro Castillo, Kenna met with Peru's defense minister, who then ordered the military to turn against Castillo.

teleSUR, JGN (2022-12-18). ONG acusará a presidenta peruana por homicidio calificado. telesurtv.net "El hecho de sacar a las Fuerzas Armadas, de no advertir que no se utilizaran las armas de fuego, ya la convierten a ella en una responsable", sostuvo Cano.

_____ (2022-12-18). Why Peru Has Had Seven Presidents In Six Years. popularresistance.org In just over six years, Peru has had seven different presidents. The period between July 2016 and December 2022 has been a time of deep political instability. | This chaos is largely due to Peru's deeply undemocratic constitution, which was inherited from the far-right US-backed dictator Alberto Fujimori, who governed the country with an iron fist from 1990 until 2000, committing genocide against the Indigenous population and killing, torturing, and disappearing thousands of dissidents. | Article 113 of Peru's constitution gives the unicameral congress the ability to remove presidents if two-thirds of members vot…

Tanya Wadhwa (2022-12-18). As resistance to coup continues, Peru's judiciary extends detention of Pedro Castillo by 18 months. peoplesdispatch.org The decision comes as nationwide protests demanding Castillo's immediate release and reinstatement enter a second week. At least 21 people have been killed in the protests which have faced repression…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Death toll in Peru protests climbs to 23. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — The death toll in nationwide protests in Peru sparked by the ousting of former President Pedro Castillo has risen to 23, authorities said on Saturday.

teleSUR, DRL (2022-12-18). Presidenta de Perú pide al Congreso elecciones para 2023. telesurtv.net La presidenta designada presentó un informe sobre la situacion acompañada de ministros y jefes militares y de la Policía.

Staff (2022-12-18). Perú: Boluarte respalda acción represiva contra protestas populares. cubadebate.cu La presidenta Dina Boluarte respaldó este sábado la acción represiva de las fuerzas de seguridad contra las protestas populares. Represión que ha dejado veintiún muertos y más de doscientos heridos, en muchos casos por impactos de bala.

teleSUR, JCM (2022-12-18). Fiscalía peruana solicita 15 años de prisión contra Martín Vizcarra. telesurtv.net La entidad también pidió 9 años de inhabilitación para ejercer cargos públicos en contra del expresidente.

teleSUR, DRL (2022-12-18). Movimiento popular ecuatoriano se solidariza con pueblo peruano. telesurtv.net Tras la vacancia de Pedro Castillo, Dina Boluarte ha impuesto un régimen de excepción. La represión a las protestas deja ya un saldo de más de 20 muertos.

scorinoco (2022-12-18). The US Has Been Planning Castillo's Downfall All Along. orinocotribune.com A The report states that right before the Congress was going to vote on his impeachment, Castillo's lawyers had reassured him that he would most certainly prevail over the motion and remain in office. | They also told him that he held the upper hand given that his approval rating…

_____ (2022-12-18). On International Human Rights Day: Money For Ukraine And War. popularresistance.org December 10th is recognized globally as International Human Rights Day (IHRD) to commemorate the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in 1948. But how does the U.S. state celebrate this day? Two days before the day of recognition, legislators in the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the $858 billion dollar National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which also specifically earmarked another $800 million for the Ukraine war. | On IHRD itself, the Biden Administration announced a new set of sanctions while also justifying the continuation of sanctions against 44 nations, thereby c…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Iran rejects CIA chief's claims as unfounded accusations. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — The spokesman of the Iranian foreign ministry rejected the CIA chief's accusations of Iran-Russia cooperation in the Ukraine war as baseless and part of anti-Iran psychological campaign.

Anonymous669 (2022-12-18). Russian Lancet Drone Hunt Down Ukraine's New Howitzers (Videos). southfront.org Lancet-3, screen grab from Russia-24 report. | The Russian military continues to hunt down Ukraine's newly-acquired howitzers with Lancet loitering munitions with much success. | On December 17 and 18, Russians sources shared videos documenting three recent Lancet strikes that targeted a M777 towed 155 mm howitzer, an AHS Krab self-propelled 155 mm howitzer and what appears to be a M109 self-propelled 155 mm howitzer. | Since the start of the Russian military operation in Ukraine, Kiev forces have rec…

Dave DeCamp (2022-12-18). One Killed in Ukrainian Shelling of Russia's Belgorod Region. news.antiwar.com One civilian was killed, another eight people were wounded, and a poultry farm was damaged in Ukrainian shelling in Russia's Belgorod Oblast, the region's governor said on Sunday. "One person died. It is known that the man came to us from Tambov and worked as a contractor on the construction of a poultry farm," Belgorod …

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). At least one dead, several injured in airstrike inside Russia. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — A civilian has been killed and at least eight others injured in a Ukrainian attack on western Russia's Belgorod Region, local Russian media cited Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov as reporting on Telegram.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). One civilian killed in Ukrainian shelling of Belgorod Region. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — One person was killed and 3 others were injured when the Belgorod district of the Belgorod Region was shelled by the Ukrainian armed forces.

Anonymous669 (2022-12-18). Russia To Deploy New Batch Of 'Penicillin' Acoustic-Thermal Artillery-Recon System In Ukraine. southfront.org The complex of artillery reconnaissance 'Penicillin'. © Research Institute 'Vector' | The Russian Ministry of Defense has received a new batch of Penicillin acoustic-thermal artillery-reconnaissance systems, RIA Novosti reported on November 17. | According to the Russian news agency, the newly-delivered systems will soon be deployed in the special military operation zone in Ukraine."The Russian Ministry of Defense received another batch of the advanced 1B76 Penicillin acoustic and infrared rec…

Dave DeCamp (2022-12-18). Henry Kissinger Calls for Negotiated Peace in Ukraine to Avoid World War. news.antiwar.com Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has again come out in favor of negotiations to end the war in Ukraine in an article for The Spectator titled "How to Avoid Another World War." Kissinger said that he "repeatedly expressed my support for the allied military effort to thwart Russia's aggression in Ukraine" but that he …

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). UK sends Brimstone 2 precision-guided missiles to Ukraine. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — The UK's Ministry of Defense confirmed that it has sent Brimstone 2 precision-guided missiles to Ukraine as part of its aid package.

Anonymous669 (2022-12-18). UK Confirms Supply Of Brimstone II Precision-Guided Missiles To Ukraine. southfront.org Screen grab from a video by MBDA showing a live-fire test of the Brimstone. | On December 17, the British Ministry of Defence confirmed that it had supplied Brimstone II precision-guided missiles to the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU). | The ministry said that the missiles were provided as a part of a new military aid package meant to support Ukraine's fight against Russia."This aid has played a crucial role in stalling Russian advances," the ministry said on Twitter. | Following the start of the Russian…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Moscow to extend ban on trucks from 'unfriendly countries'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — The Russian government will extend a ban on cargo transit by road for companies from countries that have placed similar restrictions on Moscow.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Snow level in Moscow breaks 1989 record (+VIDEO). en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — The snow level in the capital of Russia on the morning of December 18 was 33-38 centimeters, depending on the area of Moscow.

Anonymous669 (2022-12-18). New Attack Hit Key U.S. Base In Syria. southfront.org Late on December 17, an indirect fire attack targeted the United States-led coalition Green Village base in the Syrian governorate of Deir Ezzor, according to. | The Russian news agency said that several projectiles hit the large base, which is located within al-Omar oil fields in the southeastern countryside of Deir Ezzor. Explosions rocked the base and its vicinity. However, no casualties were reported. Several fighter jets and drone of the coalition were spotted…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Ghost of Soviet Union still haunting Washington. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — In its relations with Russia, the United States is still driven by a "Cold War" mentality and finds it hard to accept the changes in the international arena, Russian Ambassador to the US Anatoly Antonov said.

Thierry Meyssan (2022-12-18). Volodymyr Zelensky and Ethnopolitics. dissidentvoice.org President Zelensky has just been named by Time magazine "politician of the year 2022". It is not to have realized his coup de force of July, in favor of the war. He had all the political parties that opposed him banned; assassinated the personalities who resisted him; controlled all the media, written, audiovisual and internet; …

Timothy Alexander Guzman (2022-12-18). The Road to World War III: How US-NATO Forces Turned Libya into Hell on Earth. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2022-12-18). Cierra con otro récord nadadora cubana en campeonato mundial. cubadebate.cu La baracoense Elisbet Gámez culminó en el Campeonato Mundial de Natación en Piscina de Curso Corto (25 metros) en Melbourne, Australia, con otra plusmarca para Cuba en los 200 metros en estilo libre. Con 4: 11: 66 minutos en 400 metros libres, la baracoense cerró en el puesto 18 entre 31 nadadoras.

thecommunists (2022-12-18). British delegates in Belgrade: Nato is trying to expand the war in Europe. thecommunists.org On Saturday 17 December, CPGB-ML vice-chair Joti Brar spoke at an international anti-imperialist meeting attended by representatives of more than 30 organisations from across the world, organised by the New Communist Party of Yugoslavia (NKPJ) and the Union of Communist Youth of Yugoslavia (SKOJ) in cooperation with the World Anti-Imperialist Platform. At the meeting, the …

Binoy Kampmark (2022-12-18). The Year of the Botched Execution. dissidentvoice.org There was never anything going for it, except political mileage and the desire for crude retribution. The putting to death of another human being by the legal sanction of a state has always been another way of justifying murder, effectively assassination by judicial fiat. Such policies remain terrifying features of a number of penal systems, …

President John F. Kennedy (2022-12-18). John F. Kennedy on Nuclear War and the Threats to World Peace: "Together we Shall Save our Planet, or We shall Perish in its Flames" globalresearch.ca The world is at a dangerous crossroads. The threat of nuclear annihilation is real. | What distinguishes October 1962 to today's realities is that the leaders on both sides, namely John F. Kennedy and Nikita S. Khrushchev were acutely aware of …

Anonymous669 (2022-12-18). Turkish Drone Strike Kills Three Civilians In Northern Syria. southfront.org A Bayraktar TB2 combat drone. Source: Baykar. | On December 17, three civilians were killed when a Turkish combat drone targeted a vehicle in the northern region of Syria. | The vehicle was reportedly moving on a road near the Kurdish-held village of Raqqas, which is located to the west of the Turkish-occupied town of Tell Abyad in the northern Raqqa countryside, when it was hit. | In a statement, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) called the Turkish drone strike a "crime against humanity." The Kurdish-led group, which…

____ (2022-12-18). China approved major projects worth 1.5 trln yuan by end-November. ecns.cn China had approved 106 major projects with a total investment of about 1.5 trillion yuan (about 214.9 billion U.S. dollars) by the end of November 2022, in its bid to expand effective investment.

____ (2022-12-18). Mile-Mengzi high-speed railway put into operation in Yunnan. ecns.cn The Mile-Mengzi high-speed railway in southwest China's Yunnan Province was put into operation on Friday.

____ (2022-12-18). China's AG600M large amphibious aircraft secures new order. ecns.cn China's independently-developed AG600M large amphibious aircraft has secured a new order for five aircraft, the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) announced on Friday.

____ (2022-12-18). China launches Shiyan-21 satellite. ecns.cn A Long March-11 rocket carrying Shiyan-21 satellite blasts off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province, Dec. 16, 2022.

Dave DeCamp (2022-12-18). State Department Launches New 'China House' Office to Focus on Beijing Policy. news.antiwar.com The State Department on Friday announced a new office to coordinate China policy, known as "China House," in the Biden administration's latest effort to focus on Beijing. In a press release, the State Department said the new office is meant to help the US government "responsibly manage" competition with China and advance the US vision …

____ (2022-12-18). China opposes politicization, instrumentalization of counterterrorism issues: envoy. ecns.cn China opposes the politicization and instrumentalization of counterterrorism issues, double standards and a selective approach, a Chinese envoy said Thursday.

____ (2022-12-18). Fish scale-shaped ice floes on Yellow River. ecns.cn Fish scale-shaped ice floes floating along a section of the Yellow River has created a magnificent scenery in winter in Yonghe County, north China's Shanxi Province.

____ (2022-12-18). Chinese technology helps Qatar grow vegetables in desert. ecns.cn Southwestern China's Sichuan Province helped Qatar grow vegetables in the desert and reduce its reliance on imports.

____ (2022-12-18). (W.E. Talk) Yin Jun: Why is the Chinese Path to Modernization an 'Innovation Theory'. ecns.cn The report of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China has formally proposed "Chinese Path to Modernization". What is the fundamental feature of the Chinese Path to Modernization? What are the differences between Chinese and Western modernization theories? What are the theoretical innovation possibilities of the Chinese Path to Modernization? China News Service "W.E. Ask" recently has interviewed Dr. Yin Jun from Peking university, who is the assistant dean of the Institute of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era.

____ (2022-12-18). Renhuai-Zunyi Expressway in SW China officially put into full operation. ecns.cn The Renhuai-Zunyi Expressway was officially put into full operation on Friday. It reduces the road travel time between Renhuai and Zunyi from an hour and a half to 30 minutes.

____ (2022-12-18). New high-speed railway enters operation in China's Yunnan. ecns.cn A 106-km high-speed railway, linking the cities of Mengzi and Mile in southwest China's Yunnan Province, entered operation on Friday.

____ (2022-12-18). Species with extremely small populations being saved in China. ecns.cn According to the Global Biodiversity Outlook 5, biodiversity is declining at an unprecedented and intensifying rate. As the most biodiverse province in China, the southwestern Yunnan shared its conservation strategy on the international stage.

____ (2022-12-18). China launches one more space experiment satellite. ecns.cn The rocket blasted off at 2: 17 p.m. (Beijing Time) from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China and sent the satellite Shiyan-21 into preset orbit.

____ (2022-12-18). China holds Central Economic Work Conference to plan for 2023. ecns.cn The annual Central Economic Work Conference was held in Beijing from Thursday to Friday as Chinese leaders decided priorities for the economic work in 2023.

____ (2022-12-18). China to provide more market-oriented, law-based, internationalized business environment for foreign companies: FM spokesperson. ecns.cn China will provide a more market-oriented, law-based and internationalized business environment for foreign companies, and remain a promising investment destination for businesses from Germany, Australia and the rest of the world, a foreign ministry spokesperson said Friday.

Editor (2022-12-18). Zero COVID: Don't be deceived by U.S. reports on the protests in China. mronline.org The opportunism of the major U.S. media was on full display in late November over the protests against China's anti-COVID lockdowns.

____ (2022-12-18). (100 great changes) China-Europe freight trains contribute to a shared future. ecns.cn In October 2022, a China-Europe freight train bound for Poland passed through Horgos Port in Northwest China's Xinjiang. Hence, the number of China-Europe (Central Asia) freight trains passing though Horgos Port reached 10,000.

Esteban Almiron (2022-12-18). How Argentina has been trapped in neocolonial debt for 200 years: An economic history. multipolarista.com Argentina has constantly been trapped over two centuries in unpayable external debt owed to foreign imperial powers. This affects the everyday life of everyone: inflation, salaries, employment, public services, elections. Here is a brief history of the deuda.

Ali Abunimah (2022-12-18). Kicking aside French protests, Israel expels Salah Hammouri. electronicintifada.net Expelling Palestinians from occupied territories is a war crime.

_____ (2022-12-18). Another 'Political Framework' Signed In Sudan. popularresistance.org On December 5 yet another transitional political framework was signed in the Republic of Sudan by the military regime and the Forces of Freedom and Change (FFC), the broad-based democracy organization inside the country. | The agreement is designed to break the stalemate which has been in existence since a military coup removed former President Omar Hassan al-Bashir in April 2019. | This new accord was met with much skepticism and angry protests from various political tendencies throughout Sudan. The Resistance Committees which have organized street demonstrations over the last four years have categorically rejec…

_____ (2022-12-18). Chris Hedges: How The War Machine Took Over The Democratic Party. popularresistance.org There was once a wing of the Democratic Party that stood up to the war industry. J. William Fulbright, George McGovern, Gene McCarthy, Mike Gravel, William Proxmire, and, of course, Dennis Kucinich. But that was largely decades ago. The new Democrats, especially with the presidency of Bill Clinton, became shills not only for corporate America, but the arms industry. The massive military budget, $858 billion in military spending allocated for fiscal year 2023, is an increase of $45 billion over the Biden administration's budget request, and nearly $80 billion more than the amount appropriated by Congress for the c…

_____ (2022-12-18). A Quiet Retreat: Hundreds Of Shipping Containers Hauled To State Prison. popularresistance.org Southern Arizona — Starting Tuesday, along I-10 in Southern Arizona, observant commuters may have noticed a peculiar uptick in the interstate's westbound traffic — dozens, maybe even hundreds, of empty shipping containers were hauled one-by-one down the highway. | From unincorporated land in Cochise County to the Arizona State Prison Complex in the southern reaches of Tucson, this curious cavalcade marked what may be the next phase of the monthslong saga that has resulted in the destruction of miles of Southern Arizona wilderness and has cost the State of Arizona over $108 million dollars for what amo…

_____ (2022-12-18). After Two Decades Of War, The Congolese People Say Enough Is Enough. popularresistance.org On Monday, December 12, a meeting was held between the M23 rebel group, the Congolese armed forces (FARDC), the commander of the joint East African Community (EAC) force, the Joint Expanded Verification Mechanism (JMWE), the Ad-Hoc Verification Mechanism, and the UN peacekeeping force, MONUSCO, in Kibumba in the Nyiragongo territory in the North Kivu province located in the eastern part of the DRC. | The meeting was held in the wake of reports of fighting between M23 and the FARDC, just days after the rebel group had pledged to "maintain a ceasefire" in the mineral-rich region. M23 is widely acknowledged to be a…

_____ (2022-12-18). Cleveland's Circular Economy Helps Reduce Waste And Build Jobs. popularresistance.org Cleveland, Ohio – While meeting with a local farmer two years ago, Eric Diamond of Central Kitchen, a food business incubator in Cleveland, Ohio, learned that the farmer wasn't able to sell all the carrots in his fields. Some of the carrots — while perfectly nutritious — weren't the right size or shape for grocery stores' and restaurants' specifications. That sparked a question, and a business idea was born. | "I said to him, 'What do you do with the carrots?' and he said, 'We leave them to rot in the fields because we don't have an end market,'" said Diamond. "So, I said, 'What if we buy the ones tha…

_____ (2022-12-18). Corporate Greed At Its Worst. popularresistance.org With colder winter weather looming, a new analysis released Tuesday shows that the nine largest energy utility companies in the U.S. raked in nearly $14 billion in combined profits during the first three quarters of this year—and dished out roughly $11 billion to their wealthy shareholders—as tens of millions of U.S. households struggled to pay their utility bills due to soaring costs. | The watchdog group Accountable.US found that NextEra Energy, Duke Energy, Southern Company, Dominion Energy, Constellation Energy, Eversource Energy, Entergy Corporation, DTE Energy, and CMS Energy Corporation brought…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2022-12-18). U.S. Act of War against the European Union: President Biden Ordered the Terror Attack against Nord Stream. High Treason against the People of Europe. globalresearch.ca

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Iran-EU trade at ‚Ǩ4.36 billion. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — Iran and the European Union's 27 member states traded ‚Ǩ4.36 billion worth of goods during the first 10 months of 2022, registering a 14.28% rise compared with last year's corresponding period.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Italy urges EU to give strong response to US IRA. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — Italian Economy Minister Giancarlo Giorgetti urged the European Union to give a strong and strategic response to the US Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), which he said was posing threats to the national economy.

Tina Landis (2022-12-18). Our survival depends on a world without billionaires. liberationnews.org The carbon emissions of 125 of the richest billionaires equal those of France, or 67 million people.

His Excellency Carlo Maria Viganà≤ (2022-12-18). The Heroic Archbishop Viganà≤: The Corrupt Billionaire Agenda, "SARS-CoV-2 Virus is Nothing but a Seasonal Flu" globalresearch.ca

Dave DeCamp (2022-12-18). US Launches More Airstrikes in Somalia. news.antiwar.com US Africa Command on Sunday said it launched two airstrikes in Somalia this month that targeted al-Shabaab fighters in support of the US-backed Mogadishu-based government. One strike took place on December 14, about 109 miles northeast of Mogadishu near the coastal town of Cadale. AFRICOM claimed the strike killed seven al-Shabaab members. The other strike …

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). N Korea fires ballistic missiles off east coast. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — Officials of South Korea and Japan announced on Sunday that North Korea has fired two ballistic missiles towards the east coast of the Korean Peninsula.

Staff (2022-12-18). "Our motto should be: Resistance, Liberation, Return": Salah Hamouri steadfast after forced deportation to France. samidoun.net French-Palestinian lawyer and human rights defender, Salah Hamouri, was forcibly deported to France this morning, Sunday, 18 December, an action that constitutes yet another Israeli war crime against the Palestinian people. It appears that the Israeli occupation regime sought to use the World Cup finals — in which France will appear against Argentina — as …

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Global Music Awards go to two Iranians. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — Global Music Awards 2022 went to two Iranian artists Abdolhossein Mokhtabad and Arman Manshaei.

Staff (2022-12-18). Tasas vigentes en el mercado cambiario cubano este domingo 18 de diciembre. cubadebate.cu Con el objetivo de mantener informados a sus lectores, Cubadebate comparte las tasas de cambio para diferentes divisas extranjeras vigentes este domingo 18 de diciembre en el mercado cambiario del país.

Victoria Torres (2022-12-18). Free Alex Saab Movement Marches to National Assembly of Venezuela, Denounces Kidnapping of Diplomat by US. orinocotribune.com

Prof. Claudia von Werlhof (2022-12-18). Climate Disruption: It's Not Due to CO2. globalresearch.ca The UN's climate change summit (COP27) "has opened in Egypt. | More than 120 world leaders are attending the COP27 summit in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, amidst a stylized propaganda campaign: | "Our Planet is "Sending a Distress Signal". …

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Sixth Intl. Transportation Exhibition opens in Tehran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — The Sixth International Exhibition of Transportation, Logistics and Related Industries kicked off in Tehran on Sunday morning.

____ (2022-12-18). Stunning scenery of frozen Kaidu River in Xinjiang. ecns.cn The 610-kilometer Kaidu River, the fourth largest river in Xinjiang, originates from the Tianshan Mountains with an altitude of 4,000 meters above sea level. It finally flows into Bosten Lake, the country's largest inland freshwater lake.

Janine Jackson (2022-12-18). 'A crucial part of colonization is taking our children'. mronline.org CounterSpin interview with Jen Deerinwater on Indian Child Welfare Act.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). FM Amir-Abdollahian to pay visit to Jordan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian is scheduled to pay a visit to Jordan's capital on Monday.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Malaysia landslide death toll rises to 24. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — Rescuers in Malaysia have found the bodies of a woman and two children, raising the death toll from a landslide at an unlicensed campground to 24, an emergency services official says.

Andreas Wailzer (2022-12-18). World Health Organization Publishes Video Calling COVID Jab Skeptics a 'Major Killing Force'. globalresearch.ca

Free, Fair Elections (2022-12-18). FTX Donated $1.1 Million to LGBTQ PAC & They Used About a Million to Promote Becca Balint. indybay.org An LGBTQ candidate in Vermont named Becca Balint won the November 8, 2022 election to U.S. Congress House of Representatives, but she was promoted with money from FTX…

teleSUR, em, MER (2022-12-18). Argentina y Francia se enfrentarán en final de la Copa Mundial. telesurtv.net La Albiceleste jugará su sexta final en un Mundial de la FIFA, mientras que el equipo de Les Bleus lo hará por cuarta ocasión.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Headlines of Iran's Persian dailies on Dec. 18. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — Mehr news agency takes a look at the headlines of Iran's Persian-language dailies on Sunday, December 18.

Preston Wood (2022-12-18). Generations of struggle led to Congress affirming marriage equality & interracial marriage. liberationnews.org Through militant action, culminating in the historic Stonewall rebellion in New York City in 1969 and the Black Cat uprising in Los Angeles 1967, the exploding movement reached the hearts and minds of millions of workers — to the point where now over 70% of the people express support for marriage equality and equal justice!

Staff (2022-12-18). Inauguran 10mo. Congreso de la FEU de Cuba (+ Fotos). cubadebate.cu Frente al hoy Museo de la Revolución, sitio de eterno tributo a la rebeldía y al compromiso revolucionario de los universitarios, los 300 delegados e invitados al cónclave —en nombre de sus compañeros de aulas— patentizaron que en ellos crece su deber y el empeño de seguir revolucionando la FEU, revolucionando un país.

teleSUR, odr, JGN (2022-12-18). Alerta ante la pérdida de un 10 por ciento de la biodiversidad. telesurtv.net La investigación afirma que la pérdida de plantas y animales es inevitable, y en el 2100 la extinción de biodiversidad podría llegar a ser de un 27 por ciento.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). SpaceX launches 54 Starlink communication satellites. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — The US company SpaceX on Saturday launched a Falcon 9 rocket with another cluster of 54 satellites for its orbital Starlink network, according to a broadcast on the company's website.

City of Sunnyvale (2022-12-18). Wednesday 1/25: Farm to Table: Busting the Myths of our Food Systems. indybay.org Register on Eventbrite. Hosting on Zoom.

Philly Anti-Cap (2022-12-18). Banners Dropped in Philadelphia in Solidarity with Fight to Stop Cop City. itsgoingdown.org Report on banners dropped in solidarity with ongoing struggle in Atlanta to stop the Cop City project. Originally posted to Philly Anti-Capitalist. On Saturday the 17th we hung a banners in solidarity with our friends jailed in Atlanta for defending the Weelaunee Forest against developers and cops. We hope that our action although small, inspires…

_____ (2022-12-18). Will Charles III be able to maintain power over New Zealand? journal-neo.org Ascending the British throne and becoming head of the Commonwealth upon the death of his mother in September 2022, King Charles III is one of the UK's most controversial monarchs. First, Charles III is the oldest British monarch, having ascended the throne at the age of 73. Second, the new British monarch can hardly be …

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Iranian karatekas scoop 16 medals in Asian C'ships. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — Iranian athletes scooped 16 medals on the second day of the 2022 Asian Karate Championship underway in Uzbekistan.

Anonymous Contributor (2022-12-18). Banner Dropped on West Coast in Solidarity with Arrested Forest Defenders. itsgoingdown.org Report on banner drops on the West Coast in solidarity with those arrested defending the Atlanta forest. Submitted anonymously. Five people have been arrested and charged with domestic terrorism for their alleged connection to Defend The Atlanta Forest movement in the USA. These arrests were notoriously brutal, as arrestees were hit with repeated chemical weapons,…

teleSUR, JCM (2022-12-18). Tunecinos acuden a las urnas para elegir nuevo parlamento. telesurtv.net No se espera que la composición final del parlamento se determine hasta marzo del próximo año, después de que se hayan completado las segundas vueltas.

____ (2022-12-18). Weilong Delicious lists on Hong Kong Stock Exchange. ecns.cn Chinese snack maker Weilong Delicious Global Holdings was listed on Hong Kong Stock Exchange on Thursday, pricing its shares at HK$10.56 each in its initial public offering to raise $130.6 million.

teleSUR, rzr, JGN (2022-12-18). Reportan más de 15 millones de enfermos de influenza en EE.UU. telesurtv.net Datos de los CDC indican que en la semana que terminó el pasado 10 de diciembre fueron internadas en diversos centros asistenciales más de 23. 0 enfermos.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Global Arrogance's new plots can be neutralized through unity. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — President Raeisi said that Iran and Latin American countries have a lot of potential to develop relations, adding that expanding ties between the two sides is an effective way to neutralize the western countries' sanctions.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Argentina wins 2022 World Cup against France on penalties. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — Argentina won over France on penalty shootouts to become the champions of the World Cup 2022 in Qatar.

WSWS (2022-12-18). The UK's Strep A child deaths and the causes of the "tripledemic" wsws.org The corporate media has used these tragedies to bury the broader public health disaster posed by a "tripledemic" of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), influenza and COVID-19 under an exclusive focus on Strep A.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). 2022 WC final: Defending champion vs. the albicelestes. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — The football world is waiting to see if either France, defending champion, or Argentina, the albicelestes, will bring the 2022 World Cup trophy home.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Raeisi felicitates Qatari Emir on National Day. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — Addressing Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani in a letter, Iranian president Ebrahim Raeisi offered his congratulations to the Qatari people and government on the Arab country's National Day.

____ (2022-12-18). Cradle of civilization: Tusi Sites. ecns.cn

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Bodybuilder Hadi Choopan crowns at 2022 Mr. Olympia. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — Iranian veteran bodybuilder Hadi Choopan won the Mr. Olympia title at the 2022 Mr. Olympia, in the United States.

William Walter Kay (2022-12-18). Aussies Go 100% Coal! Imagining Life Out from Under the Climate Cloud. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2022-12-18). Liga Élite: Portuarios sigue ganando en un sábado de dobles juegos. cubadebate.cu Los equipos de Tabacaleros (23-21) y Portuarios (22-23) ganaron sus dos duelos sabatinos y concretaron pasos fructíferos para incluirse en la postemporada de la I Liga Élite del Beisbol Cubano. Mientas que el líder Agricultores (28-16) dividió honores con Cafetaleros, último lugar de la tabla.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). 3 dead, 17 injured by freak wave in South Africa. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — At least three people died and over a dozen others were injured after a wave swept them into the sea in the South African coastal city of Durban, South African media report.

Editor (2022-12-18). Farmworkers' Working and Living Conditions Take a Mental Health Toll. scheerpost.com

teleSUR, jap, JCM (2022-12-18). Croacia queda en tercer lugar del Mundial de Qatar. telesurtv.net La otrora llamada final de consolación fue más vibrante que el partido que enfrentó a ambos equipos en la primera jornada de la fase de grupos.

teleSUR, JCM (2022-12-18). Rusia afirma que sanciones de la UE agravan a la propia unión. telesurtv.net "Está claro para todos que el objetivo de la Unión Europea es presionar a Estados soberanos, y los medios para conseguirlo son ilegítimos", señaló la misión permanente de Rusia ante el bloque.

Staff (2022-12-18). 2023: un año de realizaciones y avances en nuestros medios. cubadebate.cu El jefe del Departamento Ideológico del CCPCC, Rogelio Polanco, aseguró que el venidero años se contará con la Ley de Comunicación Social, que se ha decidido continuar el debate sobre la misma y lograr así que sirva también como un proceso de educación y formación de toda la sociedad.

Staff (2022-12-18). Irán logra el nivel más alto de enriquecimiento de uranio en su historia. cubadebate.cu La República Islámica de Irán ha aumentado sus capacidades deenriquecimiento de uranio al nivel más alto en la historia de su industria atómica, según informó este sábado, Mohammad Eslami, jefe de la Organización de Energía Atómica de la nación persa.

Stephen Maher (2022-12-18). Liberal Democracy, Authoritarian Statism, and the New Finance Capital. socialistproject.ca This symposium at Carleton University, looked at the legacy of Leo Panitch's scholarship, education, and activism, featuring roundtables and a keynote address by Institute of Political Economy (IPE) visiting professor, Stephen Maher: "Liberal Democracy, Authoritarian Statism, and the New Finance Capital." | The work of Leo Panitch left an immense impact on the field of political economy — from his critique of social democracy to his groundbreaking theorization, with Sam Gindin, of globalization and the American empire. As a professor at Carleton, he helped to place the University at the forefront of t…

Michiel Willems (2022-12-18). Revealed: Brits Are Paying the Highest Electricity Bills in the Entire World. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2022-12-18). Cuba: Alerta ante amenaza de influenza aviar por aves migratorias. cubadebate.cu La Influenza Aviar no está presente en Cuba, pero considerando su comportamiento y el riesgo de introducción, básicamente a través de las aves migratorias, que están en su periodo de migración, el Centro Nacional de Sanidad Animal recomienda a profesionales, técnicos, criadores y población en general acciones que pudieran mitigar el impacto de la enfermedad.

Staff (2022-12-18). La Tira de los Lectores: Mi foto del Mundial. cubadebate.cu Falta muy poco para la gran final del Mundial de Catar 2022, entre Francia y Argentina. Por eso, La Tira de los Lectores este domingo resume cómo han vivido quienes nos leen esa importante fiesta futbolera, que comenzó el pasado 20 de noviembre y termina hoy.

Staff (2022-12-18). Unión Europea reformará mercado de carbono para reducir emisiones. cubadebate.cu La Unión Europea (UE) llegó hoy a un nuevo acuerdo político para impulsar el mercado de carbono regional y reducir las emisiones de dióxido de carbono (CO2) que calientan al planeta. De concretarse estas medidas, el mercado comunitario del carbono se reformará para reducir las emisiones un 62% en 2030, respecto de 2005.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Iran, Nicaragua FMs sign comprehensive cooperation document. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — In a meeting held on Sunday, the Iranian and Nicaraguan foreign ministers signed a comprehensive cooperation document between the two countries.

Staff (2022-12-18). De los pibes de Malvinas: gracias Selección. cubadebate.cu Hoy la historia se resignifica en un nuevo escenario. Esa misma pasión por la selección nacional de fútbol, ahora con la magia de Leo Messi, ilusiona a todas las generaciones presentes y el amor por los jugadores de la albiceleste y Malvinas nos une a ellos otra vez.

Joel Richards (2022-12-18). World Cup fever in Argentina. america.cgtn.com Argentina has been gripped by World Cup fever over the past month. Supporters have filled the streets to celebrate the team reaching the final, which will be captain Lionel Messi's last World Cup match. For many, it has been the chance to put their …

Pepe Escobar (2022-12-18). Xi of Arabia and the Petroyuan Drive. globalresearch.ca

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). No plans yet for Iran-Saudi Arabia meeting in Amman. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — Sources in the Iranian government said there are still no plans for a meeting between Iranian and Saudi Arabia officials during the upcoming second edition of the Baghdad Conference for Cooperation and Partnership in Amman.

Editor (2022-12-18). For Many Workers, the Holiday Season Is the Most Exploitative Time of the Year. scheerpost.com

Colin Todhunter (2022-12-18). What Was Covid Really About? Triggering A Multi-Trillion Dollar Global Debt Crisis. "Ramping up an Imperialist Strategy"? globalresearch.ca If it was indeed about public health, why close down the bulk of health services and the global economy knowing full well what the implications would be? And why mount a military-style propaganda campaign to censor world-renowned scientists and terrorise entire populations…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Japan, US set up military intelligence team at Yokota base. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — Amid increasing coordination between Washington and Tokyo against Beijing, Japan, and the US have launched a new organization to analyze information collected by their defense equipment.

Wayside (2022-12-18). Bill Gates Patent Gives Him 'Exclusive Rights' to 'Computerize' Humans. globalresearch.ca

Steve Watson (2022-12-18). Video: Bill Gates Calls for "Aggressive" Carbon Taxes to "Accelerate" Fourth Industrial Revolution. globalresearch.ca

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Greeks hold protest against soaring cost of living. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — Workers, civil servants and students staged protests Saturday in Athens to draw attention to the soaring cost of living.

The Expose (2022-12-18). Bill Gates' Sinister Plan to Force You to Eat "Fake Meat" globalresearch.ca

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Iran condemns terror attack against Iraqi police forces. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — Iranian foreign ministry spokesman condemned the Sunday terrorist explosion against Iraqi policemen in Kirkuk and offered condolences to the Iraqi government and nation.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Severe air pollution hits Tehran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — With the approach of winter and the beginning of the phenomenon of temperature inversion, the Iranian capital of Tehran is witnessing air pollution these days.

Mark Keenan (2022-12-18). Transcending COVID-19 and the Climate Crisis Deceptions. globalresearch.ca

Labor Video Project (2022-12-18). Union Democracy, Bullying & The Removal Of SF TWU 2 a President Roger Marenco. indybay.org Roger Marenco, who was president of TWU 2 a was removed last week as president. He reports that it was illegal and a coup that flagrantly violated the union bylaws. He also tells WorkWeek that he and his family have been physically threatened by officers who want him out of his union position.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Four Pakistani soldiers killed in terrorist attack. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — At least four policemen were killed and four others were injured in a terrorist attack on the Bargai police station in Lakki Marwat, local Pakistani media said.

____ (2022-12-18). Leaders call for actions on biodiversity. ecns.cn The high-level meeting, starting from Dec 15, assembled ministers from 140 contracting parties and 60 international organizations, including nearly 200 ministerial-level representatives.

Staff (2022-12-18). Venezuela condena nueva maniobra legislativa de Estados Unidos. cubadebate.cu El Gobierno venezolano rechazó este sábado de forma contundente la aprobación por el Congreso de Estados Unidos de una propuesta de ley, por constituir una violación a las libertades económicas y grave ofensa al pueblo.

Staff (2022-12-18). Argentina campeón: Alcanzaron la gloria de la mano de Lionel. cubadebate.cu El guionista de la discusión del título en Catar , por suerte, se pasó con los vaivenes. Tanto subió y bajó el ritmo que la hinchada terminó exhausta de tanta tensión. Hasta aquellos que no siguen el deporte apenas pudieron evitar comerse las uñas en el instante en que argentinos y franceses se golpeaban en la tanda de penaltis para definir el capitán que levantaría la Copa: Messi o Lloris.

____ (2022-12-18). Is the U.S. colonizing Syria by frequently stealing its oil. ecns.cn The U.S. military has stolen Syrian oil three times in half a month since December, transporting nearly 150 tanks from the northeastern oil fields of Syria to Iraq.

Victoria Torres (2022-12-18). President Maduro Meets with Neighborhood Force Opposition Party at Miraflores. orinocotribune.com On Friday, December 16, the president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, met with representatives of opposition party Neighborhood Force at Miraflores Palace, as part of the national dialogue process between the government and the opposition. | Leaders of Neighborhood Force Gustavo Duque, David Uzcátegui, Morel Rodríguez, Manuel Ferreira, Pablo Zambrano, and Rosiris Toro met with the president on Friday night. The head of the government delegation for dialogue and the president of the National Assembly, Jorge Rodríguez, and the governor of Miranda state, Héctor Rodríguez, were also present at the meeting. | Hoy sostuv…

Staff (2022-12-18). Federación Estudiantil Universitaria inicia actividades de su X Congreso. cubadebate.cu La intensa agenda del congreso arrancó tras el desfile de las delegaciones que representan a todas las provincias y el municipio especial Isla de la Juventud, actividad que contó con la presencia de la miembro del Consejo de Estado y rectora de la UH, Miriam Nicado; y de la presidenta de la FEU, Karla Santa.

Dr. Carla Peeters (2022-12-18). No Farmers, No Food, No Life. globalresearch.ca

____ (2022-12-18). Comicomment: Empty talk and promise cannot gain trust. ecns.cn

Anonymous669 (2022-12-18). HTS Claims 15 Syrian Soldiers Were Killed Or Wound In New Attack Near Greater Idlib (Photos, Video). southfront.org On December 18, militants of al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), the de-facto ruler of the northwestern Syrian region of Greater…

F. William Engdahl (2022-12-18). Europe's Energy Armageddon from Berlin and Brussels, Not Moscow. globalresearch.ca

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). US base in eastern Syria comes under rocket attack. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — The US military base in the Deir ez-Zor province of Syria has been targeted with rocket attacks.

Cassidy Kakin (2022-12-18). Alwa Gordon Celebrates Release of Debut Album "Thanks for Waiting" with Hometown Show. indybay.org Alwa Gordon Celebrates Release of Debut Album "Thanks for Waiting" with | Hometown Santa Cruz County Vibes at Santa Cruz, California, Santa Cruz Recording Studios…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Front pages of Iran's English dailies on Dec. 18. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — Here are the front pages of Iran's English language dailies on Sunday, December 18.

teleSUR, odr, JGN (2022-12-18). ONU advierte sobre trato deshumanizado hacia migrantes. telesurtv.net El organismo internacional alertó sobre la contratación que impone cláusulas violatorias de los derechos humanos.

Fight Back (2022-12-18). Texas: Aaron Dean convicted of manslaughter. fightbacknews.org Fort Worth, TX – A Tarrant County jury with no Black people on it convicted former Fort Worth police officer Aaron Dean December 15 of manslaughter for the killing of Atatiana Jefferson. | The trial relates to events on October 19, 2019, when Dean fatally shot Atatiana Jefferson in her living room after being called to the house for a welfare check. Jefferson, who was 28, was caring for her eight-year-old nephew at the time, and he witnessed the killing. | The trial now moves to the sentencing phase. The same jury that convicted Dean will decide Dean's fate. The range of punishment is from two years to 20 years i…

Steven Sahiounie (2022-12-18). Erdogan Jails His Main Rival in the 2023 Election. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2022-12-18). Rendir cuentas, ølo que se dice rendir cuentas? cubadebate.cu En la misma medida en que las dificultades económicas, la burocratización y la formalización de esos procesos fueron abultándose en quejas sin solución y responsables sin poner la cara, se fue deteriorando la percepción social de un eslabón básico de nuestro poder revolucionario.

teleSUR, DRL (2022-12-18). Presidente de Rusia evalúa curso de la operación en Ucrania. telesurtv.net Sucede cuando se produjo un intercambio de bombardeos en diversas partes del territorio en conflicto el viernes último.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). ISIL terrorists attack on E Syria leaves 5 killed, injured. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — According to media sources, a terrorist attack by ISIL forces in eastern Syria left one dead and four wounded.

Andy Kroll (2022-12-18). The Code Behind the Far Right's Success. tomdispatch.com Arizona is ground zero for the wackiest theories and craziest political candidates. Exhibit A: Kari Lake, the Republican who ran for governor in the recent midterm elections. Though she lost in November, she's still campaigning — on social media, in the courts, and in her own beclouded imagination. She refuses to accept that Katie Hobbs, her Democratic opponent, won by 0.6% of the vote. It's a delusion she shares with Donald Trump who tweeted that Lake should be "installed" in the position anyway, like a triumphant coup leader. Lake, Trump, and all-too-many Americans now believe that any election in which a…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Explosion hits US military training center in Erbil (+VIDEO). en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — Iraqi media reported an explosion in a training center and weapons depot used by American forces to train Peshmerga forces in Erbil.

Staff (2022-12-18). °Argentina campeón mundial!: Nos ilusionamos, sufrimos y ganamos la tercera (+ Fotos, Videos y Estadísticas). cubadebate.cu Argentina la tuvo y volvió el fantasma de las remontadas rivales en el Lusail, como frente a Holanda. Francia la tuvo también. Los dos grandes de Catar, en una batalla de buen fútbol y garra, idas y venidas, altas y bajas, hat trick de Mbappé y doblete de Messi incluidos, fueron a penales. Otra vez Messi abriendo,, el Dibu brillando… °Argentina! °Sudamérica! °Rugió el Lusail! °Terremoto en el Obelisco! Argentina ganó su tercera Copa, Messi tiene su Mundial.

teleSUR, MER, JGN (2022-12-18). Conoce siete frases para recordar el legado de Simón Bolívar. telesurtv.net El Libertador Simón Bolívar es una de las principales figuras de la emancipación hispanoamericana.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Wheat harvest rises 45% to 11.5m tons in last crop year. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — A total of 11.5 million tons of wheat were produced on 4.9 million hectares of farms across Iran during the last crop year (September 2021-22), registering a 45% rise compared with the previous year.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Iran gas output from South Pars hits 0.7bcm/d. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — The CEO of Pars Oil and Gas Company (POGC) said the daily gas production from the South Pars joint gas field has reached 700 million cubic meters.

Editor (2022-12-18). I witnessed the truth about Nicaragua. mronline.org 'Entering adulthood alongside the dwindling of 2020 uprisings for Black liberation (that I had naively seen as the beginning of the end), I felt very stuck. Understanding I am a poor queer Black woman, I saw myself facing a world where the options presented for survival were dehumanizing at best, and the innate dream of living as a free person essentially destroyed.' — Wawen Ewimbi…

Anonymous669 (2022-12-18). Nine Iraqi Police Officer Killed In Bombing Near Kirkuk City. southfront.org Click to see full-size image. Via Twitter. | Late on December 17, nine officers of the Iraqi Federal Police were killed and two others were wounded in a bomb blast near the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk. | The falling officers were traveling in a convoy when the bomb struck near the village of Safra, which lies about 30 kilometers to the southwest of Kirkuk. After the blast, several gunmen attacked the convoy with small arms. One of them was reportedly shot and killed by the police. | Follo…

Staff (2022-12-18). Por segundo día consecutivo la Unión Eléctrica no prevé apagones. cubadebate.cu Se estima para la hora pico nocturna una disponibilidad de 2845 MW y una demanda máxima de 2750 MW, para una reserva de 95 MW, por lo que de mantenerse las condiciones previstas no se pronostican afectaciones al servicio por déficit de capacidad, aunque se trabaja con bajos niveles de reserva en este horario.

Andrew Perez (2022-12-18). LEVER WEEKLY: The Corruption Is Getting Worse. levernews.com This is Lever Weekly, a recap of our work from the past week. If you only read one email from us all week, this should be it.Below you will find a breakdown of our reporting, podcasts, videos, and live events — a feature now open to all subscribers. Following that, we are providing paid subscribers with an original column, written by a member of The Lever, connecting the dots on our coverage to deliver important takeaways. In this week's column, exclusively for paid subscribers, Andrew Perez explores how new dark money revelations related to conservative operative Leonard Leo and crypto huckster Sam Bank…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Iran to send at least two satellites into space by yearend. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — Iran's Minister of Communications and Information Technology (ICT) announced that at least two satellites will be launched into space by the end of this year, while other satellites will remain in line to be launched.

Study Finds (2022-12-18). Bulletproof Armor Made of Human Cells? Scientists Create Gel that Stops Supersonic Projectiles. globalresearch.ca

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Raeisi stresses need for unity bet. seminaries, universities. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — President Raeisi stressed the necessity of unity between universities and seminaries in providing solutions to solve the country's problems based on scientific and religious methods.

Staff (2022-12-18). Pepe Ramírez: el guajiro que se le escapó al diablo. cubadebate.cu Este 18 de diciembre cumpliría 100 años el líder campesino José (Pepe) Ramírez Cruz, quien dedicó toda su existencia a la lucha revolucionaria en favor del campesinado cubano, bajo una lealtad a toda prueba a Fidel, Raúl y al Partido Comunista de Cuba.Una vida tan ejemplar merece ser contada, para conocimiento de las nuevas generaciones, ante el paso del tiempo y los peligros de la desmemoria.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Bomb blast in Iraq's Kirkuk kills 12 police officers. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — At least 12 Iraqi Federal Police officers have been killed in a bomb blast near Iraq's north-central city of Kirkuk on Sunday.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). VIDEO: Unrest, protests continues in Jordan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — In recent days, Jodan has been witnessing unrest and tensions due to protests over high fuel prices that spread to several cities across the kingdom.

____ (2022-12-18). Smart rail train starts trial run in Shannxi. ecns.cn The smart rail train travelling on a virtual track is equipped with various optical sensors to allow the vehicle to automatically follow a route defined by a virtual track of markings on the roadway and can carry as many as 300 passengers.

____ (2022-12-18). (100 great changes) Chinese researchers conduct 'Earth Summit Mission'. ecns.cn Chinese people's quest for Mount Qomolangma could be traced back to 1960, when three Chinese mountaineers, whose average age was 24, accomplished the task of conquering the world's highest peak from the challenging northern slope for the first time in human history.

teleSUR, JDO (2022-12-18). Dos adolescentes mueren tras tiroteo en escuela de Chicago, EE.UU. telesurtv.net El hecho ocurrió mientras los estudiantes salían de la escuela secundaria Benito Juárez. Dos menores de edad resultaron heridos.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). 1 killed, 34 injured in tanker truck fire in Afghanistan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — One person died and 34 were injured in a tanker truck fire in the high-attitude Salang Tunnel in the Afghan province of Parwan, provincial security chief Azizullah Omar said on Sunday.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Qatar threatens Belgium with cut of natural gas supplies. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — Qatar on Sunday condemned a corruption investigation by Belgium and the suspension of its access to the EU parliament, saying it could "negatively" impact relations and natural gas supplies.

TheCOVIDBlog (2022-12-18). The Phoney Nitrogen Crisis: The Netherlands Is Ground Zero for Global Famine Agenda. Precipitating "30,000 Farmers Out of Business" globalresearch.ca

Editor (2022-12-18). 'Capitalism as Civilisation: A History of International Law' review. mronline.org Readers of the first volume of Capital sometimes mistakenly conceptualize capitalism in terms of a relationship between workers and a single capitalist. In doing so they fail to notice that for Marx capitalist society is not one big capitalist enterprise.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). 2 teens killed, 3 other youths injured in SW Atlanta shootout. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — Two teenagers are dead, and several others are injured after a shooting at an apartment complex in southwest Atlanta Saturday, according to the Atlanta Police Department.

Florence CGTN (2022-12-18). U.S.- Mexico border braces for migrant surge. america.cgtn.com The United States is bracing itself for a surge of migrants at the Southern border with Mexico ahead of the lifting of a pandemic-era restriction which blocks entry to the country to prevent the international spread of COVID-19. The Biden administration will on Wednesday …

Staff (2022-12-18). La imagen del día: Selfie. cubadebate.cu Los forasteros llegan en el crucero a admirar la ciudad que es la llave del Golfo. Una ciudad que se mueve, palpita y comienza a tener aires de festejos de un año que termina, pese a los muchos avatarez y la dureza de los tiempos. La alegría de ser y de soñar puede quedar en una foto en el celular. °Venga la esperanza!

Eva Bartlett (2022-12-17). Interview With Senator Richard Black on Ukraine's War on the Donbass, Russia's Reaction, NATO's Drive to Nuclear War. ingaza.wordpress.com "There is this element of madmen—some of the politicians, some of them military people, many of them in the US State Department, the CIA—who would be willing to do the most reckless and insane of actions to risk nuclear war or even to initiate it." On December 16, I spoke with Senator Richard Black about…

Paul Haeder (2022-12-17). The Absolute Worst People on Earth: War Profiteers? dissidentvoice.org Ahh, the lords of war, and the companies' stocks going up up up. Look at these thieves, Lockhead Martin, General Dynamics, Raytheon, Northrup Grumman. Ahh, petal mines dropped by Ukraine forces on the Donbass: "The West is silent as Ukraine targets civilians in Donetsk using banned 'butterfly' mines" by Eva Bartlett (Posted Aug 18, 2022) …

Anonymous Contributor (2022-12-17). Community Defends LGBTQ+ Event in Lakeland, Florida in the Face of Threats from Neo-Nazis. itsgoingdown.org Report on antifascist mobilization in Lakeland, Florida against threats from a white supremacist group to attack a local drag event. Originally posted to Iron Snowflake. On the 15th of December, members of Lakeland's LGBTQ+ community showed up to defend a drag bingo event from an expected attack by fascists. Queer and trans folks were also joined…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-17). 3 killed, 52 injured during protests in Peru's Junin. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 17 (MNA) — Three people were killed and another 52 injured during protests in Peru's Junin region, the local health department said on Saturday.

teleSUR, MER (2022-12-17). Congreso peruano rechaza adelanto de elecciones para 2023. telesurtv.net La iniciativa recibió 49 votos a favor, 33 en contra y 25 abstenciones, pero no alcanzó el total requerido.

_____ (2022-12-17). Lawfare: Judicial And Legislative Coups In Argentina And Peru. popularresistance.org On Tuesday, December 6, An Argentine court sentenced Vice President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner to six years in jail and disqualified her from holding public office in a high-profile corruption case on Tuesday. | The vice president, who has temporary immunity due to her current role, will not face immediate prison time and is expected to appeal the sentence, with the case likely to spend years winding through higher courts. The crisis in Peru reached the streets, after Congress dismissed former President Pedro Castillo on December 7 for wanting to dissolve Parliament and establish an emergency government. | Th…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-17). Two Peruvian ministers resign amid deadly protests. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 17 (MNA) — Two ministers from Peru's new government have resigned amid protests that have resulted in civilian deaths.

_____ (2022-12-17). Bolivarian Alliance Supports Peru's President Castillo Against Coup. popularresistance.org The Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA), the left-wing economic and political bloc uniting countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, has forcefully opposed the coup d'etat in Peru and expressed its support for the country's democratically elected President Pedro Castillo. | ALBA member states released a joint declaration stating that they "reject the political trap created by the right-wing forces of that country against the Constitutional President Pedro Castillo, forcing him to take measures that were later used by his adversaries in parliament to oust him from office." | The alliance…

teleSUR, MER (2022-12-17). Continúan movilizaciones para exigir el cierre del Congreso peruano. telesurtv.net El último reporte del Ministerio de Salud peruano precisó 63 hospitalizados registrados en Ayacucho, Apurimac, Lima, Arequipa, La Libertad, Huancavelica, Junín.

Peoples Dispatch (2022-12-17). Daily Round-up | UK nurses launch historic industrial action over low wages & other stories. peoplesdispatch.org In today's episode, we take a look at UK nurses launching a historic strike, the extension of Peruvian President Pedro Castillo's prison sentence, a vote on a referendum for Puerto Rico, and the Saudi-led alliance in Yemen seizing ships…

JANET (2022-12-17). Perú, Argentina, México: lessons of coups and 'lawfare' in Latin America. iacenter.org By John Catalinotto December 13, 2022 Dec. 12, 2022 — Coup in Perú Dec. 7. "Lawfare" in Argentina Dec. 6. Confrontation in Mexico Nov. 27. In the past few weeks, Latin America's reactionary elites, junior partners of U.S. and world imperialism, have challenged leftist elected officials in these three countries. These events illustrate what Karl Marx and V. I. Lenin taught long ago about how the ruling class uses the state apparatus it controls — police, courts, jails, army, corporate media — to attack popular governments and prevent social progress. Opponents of the coup, or "golpista," against…

teleSUR, lvm, YSM (2022-12-17). Renuncian ministros de Educación y Cultura en Perú. telesurtv.net De acuerdo al movimiento político Nuevo Perú, su secretario general Enver León pidió el cese de la represión.

Staff (2022-12-17). Perú: La embajadora de EEUU en Lima fue agente de la CIA, un día antes del golpe se reunió con el ministro de Defensa. cubadebate.cu La embajadora de Estados Unidos en Perú, Lisa Kenna, trabajó con la CIA y el Pentágono. Un día antes del golpe de Estado contra el presidente electo de izquierda, Pedro Castillo, Kenna se reunió con el ministro de defensa de Perú, quien luego ordenó a los militares que se volvieran contra Castillo.

WSWS (2022-12-17). Protests mount in Peru with at least 21 killed by US-trained security forces. wsws.org The Peruvian military and police escalated the repression against the ongoing social upheaval after the declaration of a nationwide state of emergency.

rqorinoco (2022-12-17). Peru: Death Toll in Protests Rises to 20, Government Crisis Unravels. orinocotribune.com At least 20 people have died in Peru in this week due to police repression of protests calling for the release and reinstatement of President Pedro Castillo, who was ousted by Congress and replaced by Dina Boluarte. | According to media reports, six of the deaths occurred in Apurimac, one in Arequipa, three in La Libertad, one in Huancavelica, eight in Ayacucho, and one in Junín. The de facto president, Dina Boluarte declared curfew in 15 provinces of the country. |

Lee Foulkes, Ben Norton (2022-12-17). Why Peru has had 7 presidents in 6 years: Legacy of Fujimori dictatorship's constitution. multipolarista.com Peru has had 7 presidents in just over 6 years, due to the undemocratic constitution inherited created by far-right US-backed dictator Alberto Fujimori. This timeline explains how and why each head of state rose and fell so quickly.

Finian Cunningham (2022-12-17). Benjamin Abelow Interview: How the West Brought War to Ukraine. thealtworld.com The United States and NATO allies have sown the conflict in Ukraine and we are now reaping the whirlwind. That's the view of Benjamin Abelow who explains the reasons in this interview with Finian Cunningham. | Abelow is the author of How the West Brought War to Ukraine. In his book and in this interview, he lays out the background of the war and how the US and its Western allies created the causes of conflict. | We need to understand those causes of conflict if sustainable peace is to be found — before this war turns into a catastrophe of all-out world war. | The United States, NATO and the Western media ar…

Anonymous103 (2022-12-17). Military Situation In Eastern Ukraine On December 17, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org Russia struck the AFU positions near Slovyansk with high-precision missiles; | Clashes between the Russian Army and the AFU continue on the streets in the eastern part of Bakhmut; | Clashes between the Russian Army and the AFU continue in Soledar; | Clashes between the Russian Army and the AFU continue in Solodke; | Clashes between the Russian Army and the AFU continue near Debrova; | Clashes between the Russian Army and the AFU continue near Terny; | Clashes be…

_____ (2022-12-17). ILWU Leaders And Members On Ukraine: Stop The Ukraine War—Refuse To Handle Military Cargo. popularresistance.org We, members and retirees of the ILWU, are very concerned about the Coast Committee's public statement of March 3, 2022 on the war in Ukraine. It diverges from the many anti-war positions that our union has taken even when it was unpopular to do so. The ILWU has always criticized NATO's war moves. Since the end of World War II we've opposed U.S. wars and coups in Korea, Vietnam, Angola, Serbia (former Yugoslavia), Cuba (Bay of Pigs Invasion), Chile (coup), El Salvador and Nicaragua. | On May Day 2008, ILWU shutdown all West Coast ports to oppose the "imperialist wars in Iraq and Afghanistan" (as the Caucus resolut…

Brendan O'Soro (2022-12-17). Yemen: End American Complicity. dissidentvoice.org Recall your attention to the response from the US establishment after Russia was found to be using Iranian drones in the war in Ukraine. The extent of the outrage was so intense that the issue was brought to the UN Security Council, and the spokesman for the State Department briefed the press on the American …

_____ (2022-12-17). Brittney Griner And The US State. popularresistance.org WNBA player Brittney Griner was arrested in Moscow on February 17, 2022, exactly one week before the Russian government began what it called its Special Military Operation in Ukraine. Griner was returning home from playing in Russia during the off-season and was carrying CBD oil in her luggage. While legal in much of the United States, any marijuana formulation is illegal in the Russian Federation. She was finally released on December 8, 2022 in a prisoner swap for Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout. | The terms of the exchange seemed unequal to many people who wondered why a man dubbed the "merchant of death" was a…

Anonymous669 (2022-12-17). M113 Panzermà∂rser Mortar Carrier Spotted For First Time With Ukrainian Troops. southfront.org The M113 Panzermà∂rser 120 mm mortar carrier has been spotted with the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) for the first time. | On December 17, footage showing service members of the AFU firing at Russian forces from a M113 Panzermà∂rser [mortar tank in German] on an unidentified front in Ukraine surfaced online. | The Panzermà∂rser, which was developed in Germany, is built on the base of an American-made M113 armored personnel carrier and armed with a Finish-made Tampella 120 mm mor…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-17). 'We should not underestimate Russia', NATO chief says. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 17 (MNA) — Moscow is preparing to prolong the war in Ukraine, NATO's chief claimed, stressing that Russia must not be underestimated in this regard.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-17). Zelensky admits being nudged to negotiate with Moscow. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 17 (MNA) — Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky admitted in an interview with a French media that he is being nudged to negotiate with Moscow.

Caitlin Johnstone (2022-12-17). The Empire Is Built On Our Closed Eyes: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix. thealtworld.com Listen to a reading of this article: | They can't work toward peace in Ukraine because it will serve Putin. They can't work toward peace in Yemen because it will serve Iran. They can't end the occupation of Syria because it will serve Assad. They can't stop military expansionism because it will serve China. | Or, maybe they're just warmongers. | ‚ùñ | It's actually very concerning that the US empire is now escalating the war in Ukraine by crossing many lines it said it would not cross at the beginning of the war, and justifying those escalations by basically just saying "Yeah well we decide…

Anonymous103 (2022-12-17). Military Situation In Ukraine On December 17, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org Russia struck the AFU positions near Kherson with high-precision missiles; | Russia struck the AFU positions near Guliaipole with high-precision missiles; | Russia struck the AFU positions near Kharkov with high-precision missiles; | Russia struck the AFU positions near Slovyansk with high-precision missiles; | Clashes between the Russian Army and the AFU continue near Debrova; | Clashes between the Russian Army and the AFU continue near Kupyansk; | Clashes between the…

Brian Berletic (2022-12-17). Russian Missile/Drone Strikes Ukraine's Power Grid Ukraine's Top Brass Admits Resource Shortage. thealtworld.com Update on Russian military operations in and around Ukraine for December 17, 2022: | Russian missiles and drones deliver massive damage to Ukrainian electrical infrastructure; | The extensive damage reported by Russian strikes contradicts Kiev's claims of intercepting "most" Russian missiles and drones; | Pentagon plans training program for 0 Ukrainian forces per month falling far short of necessary numbers just to replace lost Ukrainian manpower; | Ukrainian General Zaluzhny admits a growing logistical crisis and shortcomings regarding Western systems transferred to Ukrainian forces; | &…

Anonymous669 (2022-12-17). Greece Says It Is Ready To Supply Ukraine With S-300 And Other Air-Defense Systems. southfront.org S-300 missile system © Pavel Lisitsyn / | Athens could transfer S-300PMU-1 long-range air-defense systems to Ukraine if the United States deploys MIM-104 Patriot air-defense systems on Crete island instead, Greece's Minister of National Defense, Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos, said on December 17. | The S-300PMU-1 is an old upgrade of the Soviet S-300 system. Greece acquired the system after the 1997-1998 Cyprus Missile Crisis. The Hellenic Air Force (HAF) maintains a regiment made up of four…

_____ (2022-12-17). ILWU Leaders And Members On Ukraine: Stop The Ukraine War. popularresistance.org We, members and retirees of the ILWU, are very concerned about the Coast Committee's public statement of March 3, 2022 on the war in Ukraine. It diverges from the many anti-war positions that our union has taken even when it was unpopular to do so. The ILWU has always criticized NATO's war moves. Since the end of World War II we've opposed U.S. wars and coups in Korea, Vietnam, Angola, Serbia (former Yugoslavia), Cuba (Bay of Pigs Invasion), Chile (coup), El Salvador and Nicaragua. | On May Day 2008, ILWU shutdown all West Coast ports to oppose the "imperialist wars in Iraq and Afghanistan" (as the Caucus resolut…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-17). US troops deployed in Estonia. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 17 (MNA) — A United States infantry company arrived in Estonia this week as part of NATO's effort to bolster the military bloc's eastern border with Russia, the Baltic country's defense ministry revealed.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-17). Russia-Iran Astara rail transportation to operationalize soon. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 17 (MNA) — The Iranian ambassador to Moscow predicted the operationalization of regular rail transport of goods from Russia's territories to the northern Iranian city of Astara in the near future.

Anonymous103 (2022-12-17). US-Africa Summit Aimed Against Russia And China Fails As African Nations Refuse To Take The Bait. southfront.org Most African countries simply don't want to get involved in US great powers rivalry with Russia and China. Written by…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-17). CIA concerned over Iran-Russia growing coopeartion. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 17 (MNA) — The director of the US Central Intelligence Agency expressed concern over the growing cooperation between Iran and Russia, saying that it takes the possibility of this cooperation becoming a full defense partnership seriously.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-17). Russia views Turkey ground op. plan in Syria premature step. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 17 (MNA) — Moscow views Ankara's plans to carry out a ground operation in Syria as a premature step, Director of the Russian Foreign Ministry's Fourth European Department Yury Pilipson says.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-17). Russia welcomes upcoming Tehran-IAEA consultations. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 17 (MNA) — Russia welcomes the upcoming consultations between the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Iran though no one expects any breakthroughs, Russian Permanent Representative to International Organizations in Vienna says.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-17). US position on Crimean Peninsula 'declaration of war': Crimea. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 17 (MNA) — Crimea's Permanent Representative to the Russian President, called the US statement on the peninsula "a declaration of war," which Washington instructs to wage with other people's hands.

Anonymous103 (2022-12-17). Military Situation In Syria On December 17, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org On December 17, the Russian Ministry of Defense recorded no hostilities and ceasefire violations in the Idlib region in the past 24 hours; | The US forces in partnership with SDF carried out six operations, detaining five ISIS militants in northeast Syria, according to the US CENTCOM; | On December 16, Turkish artillery shelled SDF positions in west of Ain al-Arab; | On December 16, unknown aircraft struck and destroyed a truck near the border town of Al-Bukmal. |

en.mehrnews (2022-12-17). Mail bomb wounds Russian official in CAR. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 17 (MNA) — The head of a Russian cultural centre in the Central African Republic (CAR) has been wounded by a parcel bomb in Bangui.

Staff (2022-12-17). Georgian military infrastructure upgraded to NATO standards. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Georgian Ministry of DefenseDecember 16, 2022 The Minister of Defense opened the newly built barracks in Gori Infrastructure projects at the military bases of the Georgian Defense Forces are in the final phase. Georgian Defense Minister Juansher Burchuladze opened a newly built three-story barracks in Gori, on the territory of the First Infantry Brigade of …

Staff (2022-12-17). 66 NATO-compatible Gripens to constitute Brazil's entire air force combat fleet. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Defense NewsDecember 16, 2022 Gripen officially joins Brazil's operational fighter fleet Brazil is set to officially add the Saab Gripen NG, locally designated as F-39, to the combat fleet of its air force on Dec. 19. The first of five F-39s, delivered from Sweden between December 2021 and April 2022, are now at Anapolis Air …

Staff (2022-12-17). U.S. anti-ICBM warships assigned to NATO allies' carrier strike groups. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Africa/U.S. Sixth FleetDecember 16, 2022 USS Arleigh Burke hosts French Maritime Force Commander The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke hosted Rear Adm. Christophe Cluzel, commander of the French Maritime Force and French Carrier Strike Group, Dec. 5, 2022. While aboard the ship, Cluzel held discussions with Arleigh Burke …

thecommunists (2022-12-17). Anti-imperialist conference: Nato's war drive threatens to engulf Europe. thecommunists.org We reproduce below the joint statement issued by participants in the international conference, held under the title of 'The rising tide of global war' and organised by the World Anti-Imperialist Platform in Belgrade on 17 December. The statement was delivered to a demonstration organised by the New Communist Party of Yugoslavia, which took place in …

teleSUR- hvh, DRL (2022-12-17). Serbia solicita a la OTAN despliegue de sus tropas en Kosovo. telesurtv.net Vucic destacó que si bien resulta "casi seguro que esto no se concederá", la solicitud estará presente en el registro.

Andrew Korybko (2022-12-17). Analyzing Alt-Media's Reluctance To Critique China's Anti-Iranian Joint Statement With The GCC. thealtworld.com

SP Editor (2022-12-17). The Madness of Nuclear Warfare Is Alive and Well in America. scheerpost.com Collectively, it seems that we may be on the verge of returning to a nightmarish past, where we lived in fear of a nuclear war that would kill us all, the tall and the small, and especially the smallest among us, our children, who really are our future.

WSWS (2022-12-17). Department of Energy announces successful nuclear fusion ignition. wsws.org The energy output needed to really start considering inertial confinement fusion as a power source for industrial, commercial and residential use needs to be more than 240 times what was reported on Tuesday.

JANET (2022-12-17). Sanctions Kill: a book, a webinar, a movement. iacenter.org By Lyn Neeley December 15, 2022 Several authors of the new book, "Sanctions: A Wrecking Ball in a Global Economy," discussed the destructive effect of sanctions on over 40 countries in a webinar on Dec. 10. More than 1,000 people registered for the webinar. (View at youtube.com/watch?v=6_ro7VTvOc8.) Sara Flounders, contributing editor in Workers World Newspaper, organizer with the International Action Center and co-editor of the book, has visited many of the most vulnerable countries that have been devastated by sanctions: Iraq, Iran, Gaza in occupied Palestine, Lebanon, Sudan, Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua. She…

_____ (2022-12-17). Ellsberg, Donziger Among Those Demanding Freedom For Daniel Hale. popularresistance.org Anti-war and First Amendment advocates are among those ramping up pressure on President Joe Biden to commute the 45-month prison sentence of Daniel Hale, a former Air Force intelligence analyst and Pentagon employee who disclosed documents regarding the U.S. drone assassination program and was convicted last year of violating the Espionage Act. | Human rights attorney Steven Donziger and political activist Daniel Ellsberg, who leaked classified information about the U.S. war in Vietnam to the New York Times five decades ago in what became known as the Pentagon Papers, are scheduled to join Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn…

JANET (2022-12-17). China and the cost of reversing COVID-19 policies. iacenter.org December 15, 2022 For months western media has been attacking China's COVID policies, condemning them for causing enormous inconvenience and discomfort to avoid massive deaths from the pandemic. So, it comes as no surprise that when protests actually occur within China against the protective restrictions, these same media pundits elevate them to the degree of the alleged 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre. Anti-government protests that occurred in China in late November added ammunition to the argument that China should adopt the capitalist viewpoint that the world's priority should be to get back to business as usua…

Staff (2022-12-17). Diplomáticos cubanos y vietnamitas dialogaron sobre agenda mutua. cubadebate.cu El canciller cubano, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, se reunió este sábado con la directora del Departamento de Cooperación Económica de la Cancillería de Vietnam, Nguyen Minh Hang. Los diplomáticos conversaron sobre temas de interés bilateral. Coincidieron en Nueva York, en la Conferencia Ministerial del Grupo de los 77 más China, que culmina este sábado.

Tamara Giles-Vernick, Phaik Yeong Cheah, Gustavo Matta, Nisia Trindade Lima (2022-12-17). [Comment] Louis Pasteur, COVID-19, and the social challenges of epidemics. thelancet.com December, 2022, will see two notable anniversaries: the 200th anniversary of the birth of Louis Pasteur and the third anniversary of China's announcement of the outbreak that would lead to the COVID-19 pandemic. These coinciding events provide an opportunity to reflect on past and current global challenges to bring epidemics under control. Pasteur himself was inextricably connected with a late 19th-century social hygienist movement to promote the health of populations and cities.1 With other noteworthy scientists, including Robert Koch, Agostino Bassi, and Joseph Lister, Pasteur helped to generate a new field of…

____ (2022-12-17). China steps up support for firms seeking opportunities overseas. ecns.cn China's trade council said Thursday that it has moved to restore economic and trade exhibitions overseas to help Chinese businesses explore opportunities in other countries.

Dongsheng News (2022-12-17). Shifting Focus on COVID Prevention. dissidentvoice.org This week's News on China in 2 minutes. ‚Ä¢ New agreements between China and Arab countries ‚Ä¢ Shifting focus on COVID prevention ‚Ä¢ Project to produce bioenergy in Shanghai moves forward ‚Ä¢ 119 years since the British invasion of Tibet…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-17). China accounts for 30% of Iran foreign trade during 8 months. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 17 (MNA) — China alone accounted for about 30% of Iran's total foreign trade during the first eight months of the current Iranian year (March 21-Nov. 21).

____ (2022-12-17). China, LatAm business leaders agree on deepening cooperation in interconnectivity, innovation. ecns.cn The 15th China-Latin American and the Caribbean Business Summit issued a conclusive document on Thursday.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-17). US push for allies to side 'US or China' can hardly work. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 17 (MNA) — Commenting on growing China-Persian Gulf states ties, the Chairman of the London Energy Club says Washington's push for its allies to make a white and black choice to side "either with us or the Chinese" can hardly work.

multipolarista substack (2022-12-17). "Free Julian Assange!" say Latin American leaders. indybay.org

_____ (2022-12-17). Are You A Public School Teacher In A State That Bans Collective Bargaining? This Article Is For You. popularresistance.org "Recently, a friend of mine tweeted, "watching all these workers rise up in solidarity makes me so damn proud and excited… and sad i live in a state which forbids collective bargaining for public sector workers. the FOMO is real. if you can unionize, do it!!!" She then clarified that her state (Virginia) did amend the law so that municipal employees could unionize if given permission by the municipality, but that other state employees (including those like her, who work for public colleges and universities) still do not have a pathway forward. This made me think."

_____ (2022-12-17). Ghost Stories Of Capitalism: Racism Is Real, And It's A Class Struggle. popularresistance.org In today's political climate, the word racism has become taboo. Some on the "Left" take issue with the term because of how it has been co-opted by the neoliberal elite. This is understandable, since the neoliberal Democratic Party has indeed exploited race relations in the United States to forward a "lesser evil" but no less dangerous brand of U.S. imperialism. Racism is thus increasingly viewed as an ideological weapon of liberalism rather than a material force of oppression. So-called "conservatives" have pounced on the limitations of neoliberal racial politics to strengthen their own brand as crusaders against…

_____ (2022-12-17). A Community Conversation About The Park Slope Food Co-Op. popularresistance.org Like any revolution, it takes experimentation, trial and error undergone at great risk, to prove the reliable, rational, and causal relationship between cooperation and economic success. It also takes a willingness to tweak, slightly, the familiar meaning of "success" in the economic sense. Alan Berger, a member of the Park Slope Food Co-op (PFSC) and panelist on the GEO Collective's recent community conversation in reflection on the movie, describes his draw to the Park Slope Food Co-op as a manifestation of his more general interest in "alternative ways of being." | At PFSC, "success" isn't necessarily net inco…

_____ (2022-12-17). Starbucks Workers Head Into Their Biggest Strike Ever. popularresistance.org The year of the strike is ending with a bang. Starbucks Workers United has announced that workers at over 100 stores in the U.S. are embarking on a three-day strike starting today and ending December 18. The "Double Down Strike" will affect Starbucks locations in multiple states, including the flagship Seattle Roastery, which is where Starbucks CEO and noted union antagonist Howard Schultz regularly gets his coffee. | In a statement to Eater, Starbucks Workers United says "the 'Double Down Strike', a nationwide unfair labor practice (ULP) strike, is the longest collective action in the campaign's history and is t…

_____ (2022-12-17). How Part-Time Faculty Won Their Strike At The New School. popularresistance.org At midnight on Dec. 10, part-time faculty at The New School and Parsons School of Design officially suspended their strike after a nearly seven-hour-long mediation session with the university administration ended with a tentative agreement (TA). The union's bargaining committee, which is composed entirely of part-time faculty at The New School, unanimously chose to suspend the strike while they prepare to hold a ratification vote. Alex Robins, a union staff member and part-time instructor teaching at Parsons School of Design, told TRNN that approximately 300 (exhausted) part-time faculty members attended the fina…

_____ (2022-12-17). UC Graduate Students' Bargaining Committee Drops Core Demands. popularresistance.org Academic workers at the University of California (UC), who are entering their second month on the picket line, are internally weighing strategic questions about how their union should move forward with negotiations. Roughly 36,000 graduate teaching and research workers, represented by two different United Auto Workers (UAW) locals, remain on strike after a third UAW local representing 11,000 UC postdocs signed a five-year contract with the university and returned to work December 9. | UAW Local 2865 is the largest of the UC unions on strike. It represents some of the university's lowest-paid workers—about 1…

_____ (2022-12-17). Are You A Public School Teacher In A State That Bans Collective Bargaining? popularresistance.org Recently, a friend of mine tweeted, "watching all these workers rise up in solidarity makes me so damn proud and excited… and sad i live in a state which forbids collective bargaining for public sector workers. the FOMO is real. if you can unionize, do it!!!" She then clarified that her state (Virginia) did amend the law so that municipal employees could unionize if given permission by the municipality, but that other state employees (including those like her, who work for public colleges and universities) still do not have a pathway forward. This made me think. | I grew up in North Carolina, one of five states…

_____ (2022-12-17). UC Grads' Bargaining Committee Drops Core Demands, Sparking Rank-And-File Activism. popularresistance.org Academic workers at the University of California (UC), who are entering their second month on the picket line, are internally weighing strategic questions about how their union should move forward with negotiations. Roughly 36,000 graduate teaching and research workers, represented by two different United Auto Workers (UAW) locals, remain on strike after a third UAW local representing 11,000 UC postdocs signed a five-year contract with the university and returned to work December 9. | UAW Local 2865 is the largest of the UC unions on strike. It represents some of the university's lowest-paid workers—about 1…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-17). Iran minerals, mining product exports hit $7.8 bn in 8 months. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — A total of 30.3 million tons of minerals and mining industry products worth $7.86 billion were exported from Iran in the first eight months of the current Iranian year (March 21-Nov. 21).

____ (2022-12-17). U.S. Congress passes massive military spending bill despite criticism. ecns.cn The U.S. Congress on Thursday passed the annual defense authorization bill worth nearly 858 billion U.S. dollars.

WSWS (2022-12-17). 36,000 UC academic workers to vote on concessions contract agreed to by UAW. wsws.org The "significant progress" has resulted in sellouts that will do nothing to raise graduate students out of poverty or meet skyrocketing inflation.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-17). 87% very or somewhat concerned about a recession in US: poll. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 17 (MNA) — Close to 9 in 10 Americans report they are concerned about a recession as officials say that the possibility is not off the table, according to a new poll, local US media reported.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-17). 3 children killed, 3 people injured in Nineveh explosion. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 17 (MNA) — Media sources reported on Saturday that several Iraqi civilians were killed and injured after a bomb exploded in Nineveh province.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-17). Landmine explosion in Yemen kills 3, including 2 children. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 17 (MNA) — A landmine explosion in Yemen's strategic port city of Hudaidah killed three civilians, including two children, and wounded one more child.

Rebecca F Grais, Amadou A Sall, Stewart T Cole (2022-12-17). [Comment] Science knows no country: fulfilling Louis Pasteur's legacy. thelancet.com 2022 marks the bicentenary of Louis Pasteur's birth. Pasteur's discoveries helped lay the foundation of modern public health, microbiology, and medicine. His legacy echoes in the many streets, schools, and hospitals that bear his name, and in the widespread use of pasteurised food worldwide. After his pioneering work on veterinary vaccines, Pasteur developed the rabies vaccine for humans in 1885, the success of which led to the foundation of a dedicated institute in Paris, France.1 The Institut Pasteur was registered in 1887 as a private foundation of public utility, and its statutes state that the institute's du…

Anonymous103 (2022-12-17). Military Situation In Iraq On December 17, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org

Editor (2022-12-17). ICC Wanted to Investigate Israeli War Crimes. Now It's Caving to US Pressure. scheerpost.com

WSWS (2022-12-17). National Archives releases thousands of documents on John F. Kennedy assassination. wsws.org Historians, journalists and Kennedy specialists have only just begun poring over the newly released documents, and the World Socialist Web Site intends to carefully review them in the coming days, but what is already known of their contents makes clear that the elimination of Kennedy, notwithstanding his imperialist and Cold War credentials, was a state operation.

WSWS (2022-12-17). Turkish presidential hopeful sentenced to prison. wsws.org As Turkey heads to elections in 2023 amid growing class tensions and war threats, Istanbul Mayor Imamoglu, a potential rival of President Erdogan, was sentenced to prison and a political ban.

Edward Hunt (2022-12-17). What Now for US Policy Toward Yemen. commondreams.org U.S. officials are trying to preserve a truce that has reduced violence and created the possibility for a negotiated settlement to the war.

_____ (2022-12-17). "Star Wars" between the US and the East. journal-neo.org Since 1957, space has become an arena of active rivalry between scientific thought and economic-technical capabilities between Moscow and Washington. For a long time, the USSR was the leader in the peaceful exploration of space, launching 1, the first artificial Earth satellite, and sending the first human being into outer space (Yuri Gagarin), and …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2022-12-17). America's "Long War" against the Korean Nation. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2022-12-17). Victor Hugo: The face of Cain, hunters of men, sublime cutthroats. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com ==== Anti-war essays, poems, short stories and literary excerpts French writers on war and peace Victor Hugo: Selections on war ==== Victor HugoFrom William Shakespeare (1864)…

T.P. Wilkinson (2022-12-17). The Real Overpopulation Problem. dissidentvoice.org Another bureaucratic war criminal, Robert MacNamara, said in Fog of War that he made it a rule "not to answer the question asked but to answer the question I wished they had asked". He added that it was a good rule. It is a good rule of psychological warfare never to acknowledge the obvious messages …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2022-12-17). Financial Warfare, 25 Years Ago: The Recolonization of Korea. Seoul Black Monday, 1997. IMF Intervention in Korea. globalresearch.ca Kim Dae jung, a former dissident, political prisoner and starch opponent of the US backed military regimes had caved in to Wall Street. Washington had demanded in no uncertain terms that all three candidates in the presidential race commit themselves to adopting the IMF programme.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-17). Iranian Terami scores for Porto against Vizela. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 17 (MNA) — Iranian forward Mehdi Taremi has scored for FC Porto against Vizela.

Fight Back (2022-12-17). Minneapolis: Battle against city plans to spread arsenic contamination in low-income neighborhood. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – Roughly 100 East Phillips residents and supporters rallied at the Hennepin County courthouse, December 15, protest the city's East Phillips demolition plan and long legacy of systemic racism. | For generations, East Phillips residents have suffered from multiple sources of concentrated pollution, including toxic deposits of arsenic from a former pesticide factory. When the vacant Roof Depot warehouse came up for sale, the neighborhood developed plans to renovate the building into an urban farm and community hub. | But, despite proclamations of environmental justice, the city of Minneapolis plan…

Ann Garrison (2022-12-17). If the US Told Rwanda and Uganda To Get Out of Congo, the War Would End. orinocotribune.com

Editor (2022-12-17). How the War Machine Took Over the Democrats w/ Dennis Kucinich. scheerpost.com By Chris Hedges / The Real News Network From The Real News Network: There was once a wing of the Democratic Party that stood up to the war industry. J. William Fulbright, George McGovern, Gene McCarthy, Mike Gravel, William Proxmire, and, of course, Dennis Kucinich. But that was largely decades ago. The new Democrats, especially …

en.mehrnews (2022-12-17). Israeli regime poses serious threat to regional security. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 17 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian warns about the serious threat posed to the West Asian region by the occupying and criminal Israeli regime.

Ann Garrison (2022-12-17). If the US Told Rwanda and Uganda To Get Out of Congo, the War Would End (Interview). orinocotribune.com

Anonymous669 (2022-12-17). HTS Militants Attack Another Syrian Army Position Near Greater Idlib (Video). southfront.org On December 17, militants of al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) raided a position of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) near the northwestern region of Greater Idlib. | During the raid, the militants attempted to capture the position which is located in the town of Kabtan al-D≈ºabal in the western countryside of Aleppo. The militants engaged in heavy clashes with SAA personnel, who managed to hold on to the position. | The HTS-affiliated Military Media shared footage from the raid. The sho…

teleSUR- hvh (2022-12-17). Gobierno saliente detiene pesquisa sobre la dictadura en Brasil. telesurtv.net La medida se produjo a partir de una iniciativa del titular de la comisión, Marco Vinicius Pereira de Carvalho.

Staff (2022-12-17). Constituyen las 168 Asambleas Municipales del Poder Popular. cubadebate.cu Este sábado se constituirán las 168 Asambleas Municipales del Poder Popular, integradas por 1 422 delegados de circunscripción elegidos recientemente. Los delegados prestarán juramento en una ceremonia solemne y tomarán posesión de sus cargos. Estos organismos deberán fomentar el desarrollo local y velar por el bienestar de sus ciudadanos.

WSWS (2022-12-17). Australia: Queensland shootout highlights dangers of far-right. wsws.org Media coverage has focussed on the oddities of the individuals involved but their far-right political motivations are clear.

Marwa Osman (2022-12-17). The Resistance Axis | Unmasking Imperialism Ep. 102. thealtworld.com During today's episode, we talk about the rising popularity of this anti-imperialist coalition, which includes the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Syrian Arab Republic, and resistance movements in Palestine, Lebanon, Iraq, Yemen, and Bahrain. | We debunk imperialist and zionist propaganda about the Axis of Resistance, paying special attention to the ongoing regime change operation against Iran. | We also discuss the revolutionary political and theological roots of this cross-border movement. | Today's guest is Dr. Marwa Osman, a journalist and host of PressTV's MidEaStream, a political show about west Asia. She is…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-17). 2 killed, 2 wounded in shooting outside Chicago high school. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 17 (MNA) — Two teens were killed and two other teens were wounded in a shooting at Benito Juarez Community Academy in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood Friday afternoon, according to police.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-17). Tehran to host 6th Intl. Transportation Exhibition. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 17 (MNA) — The Sixth International Exhibition of Transportation, Logistics, and Related Industries is scheduled to be held in Tehran from Dec. 18-20.

____ (2022-12-17). Suzhou Creek cruise tours launched. ecns.cn The cruise tours on Shanghai's Suzhou Creek were officially launched on Thursday following three months of trials.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-17). Turkey shells villages in Tel Tammar in northeast Syria. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 17 (MNA) — The Turkish military shelled villages in northeastern Syria on Saturday. local media in Syria said.

WSWS (2022-12-17). Children dying as "tripledemic" of COVID, flu and RSV swamps New York. wsws.org Cases of COVID, the flu and respiratory syncytial virus have skyrocketed in recent weeks in New York City and State because of the deliberate inaction of the Democratic Party and the trade unions.

Anonymous669 (2022-12-17). Northern Syria: U.S. Forces Conduct First Patrol In Raqqa City (Video). southfront.org U.S. Marines with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment provide security support during mission on Sept. 9, 2018, at an undisclosed location in Syria. (Cpl. Gabino Perez/Marine Corps) | On December 17, the United States-led coalition conducted an unusual patrol within the city of Raqqa in Syria's northern region. | The coalition's patrol, which was escorted by personnel from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), visited Raqqa's Central Prison, where many captives of ISIS are being held, then…

teleSUR, jap, MER (2022-12-17). Zurda Infinita conversa con el cantante Guillermo Novellis. telesurtv.net Destacaron el desempeño que ha tenido el capitán de la selección de Argentina, Lionel Messi, en este torneo.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-17). 1 dead, 2 injured in fire at Mumbai hotel. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 17 (MNA) — A 46-year-old man died while two others sustained injuries in a massive fire that fire broke out in Vishwas Building, near Parakh Hospital in Mumbai's Ghatkopar East area at around 2pm.

WSWS (2022-12-17). Prime Minister Bainimarama under challenge in contentious Fijian election. wsws.org With the final election results still to be declared, amid widespread voter abstention, the contest between two former coup leaders has raised the spectre of military intervention.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-17). 1st Intl. confab on marine science starts in Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 17 (MNA) — The first international conference on marine science has kicked off in Iran.

teleSUR, JDO (2022-12-17). Venezolanos exigen a EE.UU. liberación de diplomático Alex Saab. telesurtv.net Se realizó un acto de masas en Caracas en solidaridad con Saab, quien permanece secuestrado en EE.UU. en franca violación de los tratados internacionales.

S M Thumbi, Lucille Blumberg, Kevin le Roux, Naseem Salahuddin, Bernadette Abela (2022-12-17). [Viewpoint] A call to accelerate an end to human rabies deaths. thelancet.com Every year, an estimated 59‚Äà000 vaccine-preventable deaths occur globally due to rabies.1 These deaths occur despite more than 100 years of existence of effective vaccines against rabies in humans and dogs, which serve as the main source of infection for humans.2,3…

Marta Martín González, àÅlvaro Pineda Torcuato, Maria Luisa Martin Jimenez, Isabel Alonso Sebastián, Jose Luis Martinez Porras, Gala Silvestre Egea, Concepción Gonzalez Hernando (2022-12-17). [Clinical Picture] Recurrent rectal bleeding in a teenager caused by a cavernous haemangioma of the sigmoid colon. thelancet.com An 18-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital for investigation of repeated episodes of rectal bleeding. Over the preceding 5 months the patient had made 4 visits to our emergency room reporting bleeding from the rectum. The problem was not associated with any other symptoms and was self-limiting. Previously, fresh red blood had been found on digital rectal examination, with no other abnormalities; no haemorrhoids, fistulous tracts, or abscesses had been found, and the patient had normal tone of her anal sphincter.

Brenda Norrell (2022-12-17). Biden, Haaland and the Navajo Nation's Runaway Train — Oil, Gas, Coal and Lithium. indybay.org Flying under the banner of energy transition, the Biden administration and Navajo Nation are pushing the most polluting and devastating drilling and mining on earth.

____ (2022-12-17). Larry On Hysteria… And Not Only. smoothiex12.blogspot.com

Michael Welch (2022-12-17). Modern Prophet in the Age of US Empire: A Tribute to David Ray Griffin. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2022-12-17). Orchestra musicians in Fort Wayne, Indiana on strike against poverty wages. wsws.org The phrase "poverty wages" in relation to the Fort Wayne musicians' conditions is not hyperbole.

teleSUR, lvm, YSM (2022-12-17). Realizan movilización por mayor presupuesto educativo en Ecuador. telesurtv.net "La movilización fue para exigir mayor presupuesto para las universidades, mejores ofertas laborales para los jóvenes", declaró Mauricio Chiluisa.

WSWS (2022-12-17). The imperialist powers rearm: US, Japan, Germany plan record military spending. wsws.org Over the past week, the US, Germany, and Japan all proposed massive increases in military spending, each marking a radical departure from decades of precedent.

Editor (2022-12-17). Despite US Opposition, UN Passes Resolution Condemning Death Penalty. scheerpost.com

Editor (2022-12-17). Pentagon Admits They Can't Account for Half Their Assets. scheerpost.com

en.mehrnews (2022-12-17). Air pollution in Tehran enters second week. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 17 (MNA) — The severe air pollution in Iranian big cities including the capital Tehran continues for more than a week on Saturday while all the education centers will continue operation online over the next few days.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-17). VIDEO: Gen. Soleimani picture drawn on Gaza coast. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 17 (MNA) — Footage shows a sand portrait of Iranian top anti-terror general Qassem Soleimani beside the flags of Iran and Palestine in Gaza.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-17). Front pages of Iran's English dailies on Dec. 17. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 17 (MNA) — Here are the front pages of Iran's English language dailies on Saturday, December 17.

teleSUR, jaa, YSM (2022-12-17). Denuncian que 835 palestinos siguen detenidos en cárceles israelíes. telesurtv.net La organización no gubernamental denunció también que entre los detenidos se encuentran varios menores de edad.

teleSUR, JDO (2022-12-17). Incendio en edificio residencial de Francia deja diez muertos. telesurtv.net Se reportan 14 heridos, de ellos cuatro en estado crítico. La Fiscalía de Lyon abrió una investigación para determinar sus causas.

teleSUR, MER (2022-12-17). Desarrollan encuentro colombo-venezolano sobre economía. telesurtv.net Las autoridades destacaron que esta iniciativa surgió de los mandatarios Nicolás Maduro y Gustavo Petro.

Padmasayee Papineni (2022-12-17). [Wakley Prize Essay] Directly observed therapy. thelancet.com "it was all about standing alone | in a big grey city | and somebody suddenly | handing you marigolds" | The Lift (2013), Janis Freegard…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-17). At least 169 dead following devastating floods in Congo. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 17 (MNA) — At least 169 people have died as a result of the devastating rains in the capital Kinshasa, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and officials said on Friday.

Staff (2022-12-17). U.S. sells Lithuania half $1b in missiles, touts "persistent U.S. force presence" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Stars and StripesDecember 16, 2022 Lithuania gets defense boost with purchase of American HIMARS rocket systems Lithuania has finalized a deal to procure eight high mobility rocket systems in a move aimed at enhancing defensive capabilities in the Baltics, the country's top defense official said this week during a visit to the Pentagon. The $495 …

Anonymous669 (2022-12-17). Syrian Army Reinforcements Continue To Arrive In Northern Aleppo (Videos). southfront.org The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) continues to deployed reinforcements in Kurdish-held areas in the northern countryside of Aleppo. | On December 17, videos showing two large convoys of the army with dozens of battel tanks and infantry fighting vehicles surfaced online. The heavy weapons were reportedly deployed in the outskirts of the town of Manbij, a stronghold of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). | The SAA began expanding its presence in the northern Aleppo countryside in late November i…

commondreams (2022-12-17). Beneficial Electrification Gives HUD an Opportunity to Invest in Health of Residents. commondreams.org For millions of Americans that live in public housing, home can be a minefield of toxins and health hazards driven by decades of disinvestment and disrepair that harm the air they breathe.

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-12-17). Cuban-American Actor Faizon Love Claims Black Americans Would Waste Reparations: What Does the Science and Economists Say? moguldom.com Actor Faizon Love has chimed in on the reparations debate and he's not a fan of the recent $223,000 economists recommended be paid to each Black Californian descended from the enslaved to compensate for housing discrimination. "F**k that. F**k that $223,000. You know what it is; that's another trick bag. You know why? Because that …

teleSUR, lvm, JGN (2022-12-17). Prevén que consumo de carbón alcance récord histórico en 2022. telesurtv.net La AIE aseguró que el carbón seguirá siendo, con diferencia, la mayor fuente de emisiones de dióxido de carbono del sistema energético mundial.

WSWS (2022-12-17). Tragic shooting at Forvia auto parts plant in Highland Park, Michigan. wsws.org An argument over tools led to a shooting at a Detroit-area Forvia auto parts plant the day after the company announced more than 200 layoffs.

Brenda Norrell (2022-12-17). Navajo Nation Joining Attack on Hualapai Sacred Land for Lithium Mine. indybay.org The Navajo government is planning to join the attack on Hualapai's sacred land, according to the Australian company planning a lithium mine under the fake green banner.

teleSUR, jaa, YSM (2022-12-17). Trinidad y Tobago recibe segundo envío de vacunas contra mpox. telesurtv.net La entidad aseveró que se inmunizará a los contactos de confirmados, pero no se realizará una campaña masiva por el momento.

Ana Perdigón (2022-12-17). Venezuela Authorizes All National Airlines to Operate Flights to Colombia. orinocotribune.com

en.mehrnews (2022-12-17). Lebanon homeland of all its people: Nasarallah. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 17 (MNA) — Secretary-General of Lebanon's Hezbollah Resistance Movement said Lebanon is the homeland of all its people and Hezbollah wants to be a full and integrated partner in rights and obligations.

WSWS (2022-12-17). Health care workers speak out under devastating conditions of the "tripledemic" surge in the US and Canada. wsws.org "People are dying from lack of access to care, health care workers are being pushed to suicide/PTSD/mental breakdown/burnout, and those with the power to do anything are doing…nothing."

teleSUR, rzr, JGN (2022-12-17). Sube a 21 cifra de muertos por deslizamiento de tierra en Malasia. telesurtv.net El presidente del Comité de Catástrofes Naturales de Malasia, Ahmad Zahid, declaró que seguirá de cerca la evolución de la situación en el lugar del desastre.

teleSUR, JDO (2022-12-17). Decretan alerta de riesgo sanitario en capital chilena por humo. telesurtv.net Hay incendios forestales activos cerca de Santiago y contaminan el aire sobre la ciudad. Se registran altas temperaturas.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-17). Conflict between Azeri, Armenian forces goes on. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 17 (MNA) — The border clashes between the forces of the Republic of Azerbaijan and Armenia were reported to have continued.

Staff (2022-12-17). Una canción, como un disparo… una palabra. cubadebate.cu Frente a la enorme Casa de las Américas, que sirvió de guarida hace 50 años al Movimiento de la Nueva Trova, varios de sus fundadores y jóvenes integrantes se dieron cita en la noche de este viernes, en un concierto que rindió homenaje a quien devino madrina de estos poetas que cantan, la heroína Haydée Santamaría, en su centenario.

teleSUR, odr, YSM (2022-12-17). ONU demanda medidas para protección de lenguas indígenas. telesurtv.net Se acordó dedicar el decenio 2022-2032 a la preservación de las lenguas indígenas para ayudarlas a sobrevivir y protegerlas de la extinción.

Editor (2022-12-17). 2022 Was Rikers Island's Deadliest Year. Again. scheerpost.com

WSWS (2022-12-17). Virginia's Republican Governor vows to reimburse businesses fined for COVID-19 health violations. wsws.org Youngkin promised to pay back all businesses in the state fined during the first years of the pandemic for violating public health rules.

Jeff Cohen, Norman Solomon (2022-12-17). The Ghost of Eugene McCarthy Could Haunt Biden's Path to Renomination. indybay.org No to Status-Quo Joe…

Joanna Palmer, Highlights 2022 winning contributors (2022-12-17). [Perspectives] Highlights 2022: sharpening the focus on powerful health stories. thelancet.com Photographs have the power to inform and engage the viewer. Earlier this year, The Lancet invited submissions for Highlights, our annual photography competition. We were looking for pictures on any health-related topic that arrested our attention, and we were impressed by the rich variety of topics from diverse environments that featured in the entries for Highlights 2022.

teleSUR, em, MER (2022-12-17). Croacia y Marruecos jugarán por el tercer lugar de Qatar 2022. telesurtv.net Los croatas cayeron ante la Albiceleste en las semifinales con marcador 3 – 0, mientras que el equipo de Marruecos perdió 2 0 ante Francia.

Peoples Dispatch (2022-12-17). Greeks protest police killing of 16-year-old Roma youth. peoplesdispatch.org 16-year-old Kostas Fragkoulis died eight days after being shot by a police officer allegedly because he did not pay EU 20 for gasoline. Left and progressive organizations have condemned the killing…

Ricardo Gomez (2022-12-17). YOU LOVE TO SEE IT: A New Hope For Louisiana's Climate Future. levernews.com Good things are happening! In Louisiana, a run-off election has opened the door for a more promising climate future. Also, public land defenders took on Arizona's governor and won, a proposed new rule could help consumers track corporate criminals, global renewable energy is accelerating at a much needed pace, and the fossil fuel industry lost one of its main investors. All this and much more in this week's edition of You Love To See It below, a weekly feature reviewing good news, progress, and action steps that's one of the many features available only to Lever supporting subscribers.Rock the boat.Low-Pro…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-17). Western funny game; Exploitation of CSW. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 17 (MNA) — In a widely criticized move against Iran, the United States and its allies pushed for the removal of Iran from the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).

teleSUR, jaa, YSM (2022-12-17). India y Rusia reafirman alto nivel de cooperación bilateral. telesurtv.net Putin y Modi intercambiaron sobre varios puntos de intercambio en materias de inversión en renglones como la energía, la agricultura y el transporte.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-17). Belgians protest against rising fuel prices (+VIDEO). en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 17 (MNA) — Almost 17,000 people turned up for a demonstration in Brussels against the rising fuel prices and also for better pay.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-17). Raeisi, Bin Salman likely to meet in Jordan: report. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 17 (MNA) — A Lebanese media, citing informed sources, claimed that Iranian and Saudi officials will have an important meeting on the sidelines of the Iraq Conference in Jordan.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-17). Headlines of Iran's Persian dailies on Dec. 17. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 17 (MNA) — Mehr news agency takes a look at the headlines of Iran's Persian-language dailies on Saturday, December 17.

WSWS (2022-12-17). Australian "energy relief" plan rushed through parliament. wsws.org Labor's scheme will subsidise large businesses, while assisting the gas and coal giants to continue making super-profits, and doing little to ease the cost-of-living crisis for households and small businesses.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-17). Top officials stress dealing with rioters based on justice. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 17 (MNA) — The heads of three power branches of the Iranian government emphasized the need for dealing with the detained perpetrators behind recent foreign-backed riots based on the law and Sharia.

WSWS (2022-12-17). Australia: Union herds Pampas pastry workers back on the job after wage-slashing company offer. wsws.org The Socialist Equality Party urges Pampas workers to vote "no" to the union-management sell-out when it is put to a formal ballot.

Staff (2022-12-17). Más de la mitad del presupuesto del Pentágono no aparece en sus libros de contabilidad. cubadebate.cu El Pentágono (la sede del Departamento de Defensa de Estados Unidos) suspendió su quinta auditoría porque el 61% de sus activos (3.7 billones de dólares) no aparecen en los libros de contabilidad que analizaron 1 600 auditores. En esos libros debía haber 3.5 billones de dólares en activos y 3.7 billones en pasivos.

John H Krystal, John M Kane, Christoph U Correll, David P Walling, Matthew Leoni, Sridhar Duvvuri, Shrinal Patel, Ih Chang, Philip Iredale, Lillian Frohlich, Stacey Versavel, Pamela Perry, Raymond Sanchez, John Renger (2022-12-17). [Articles] Emraclidine, a novel positive allosteric modulator of cholinergic M4 receptors, for the treatment of schizophrenia: a two-part, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 1b trial. thelancet.com These data support further investigation of emraclidine as a once-daily treatment for schizophrenia without need for titration and with a potentially favourable side-effect profile.

WSWS (2022-12-17). January 6 Committee to vote for criminal referrals against Trump at final public meeting. wsws.org Politico reported that the committee will vote to refer Trump for at least three felony crimes in relation to the failed coup, including insurrection.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-17). Croatia beat Morocco 2-1 to finish third in World Cup. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 17 (MNA) — Croatia beat Morocco 2-1 in the World Cup third-place playoff on Saturday to secure a top three finish in the tournament for the second consecutive edition.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-17). Iran ranks 7th in 2022 World Weightlifting C'ship. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 17 (MNA) — Iran has ranked seventh at the World Weightlifting Championships 2022 held in Bogota, Colombia.

Susan Jaffe (2022-12-17). [World Report] Modest health goals for new US Congress. thelancet.com With Congress almost evenly split between Republicans and Democrats, consensus on any major health legislation is unlikely. Susan Jaffe reports from Washington, DC.

Michael Petrelis (2022-12-17). SF Supes in Nov. met 16 hrs; 4 hrs for "political masturbation" indybay.org How much time do Supervisors waste on commendations and roll call introductions?>

Editor (2022-12-17). Joe Lauria: Mainstream Media Discover Twitter Censorship. scheerpost.com

scorinoco (2022-12-17). Padre José Landaverde: Presente! (Statement). orinocotribune.com Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) released the following statement on December 14, 2022, after the passing of immigrant rights activist Father José Landaverde. | Chicago lost a well-known fighter for immigrant rights on December 11. José Sigfredo Landaverde was a priest at Our Lady of Guadalupe Anglican Catholic Church in Little Village. Padre Landaverde was also a friend of Freedom Road Socialist Organization. He died after a long battle with illness. | Born in Chalatenango, El Salvador in 1971, he was orphaned when the Salvadoran military killed his family. At 17 years of age, and at great risk to hims…

____ (2022-12-17). Geminid meteor shower lights up sky in Qinghai. ecns.cn The Geminid meteor shower, always a favorite among the annual meteor showers, reached to peak on Wednesday.

The Disability Justice, Rights Caucus of Workers World Party (2022-12-17). U.N. rocked by International Day of Persons with Disabilities. workers.org On Dec. 2, the eve of the 30th annual International Day of Persons with Disabilities, disabled activists and artists and allies, organized and led by Parents to Improve School Transportation (PIST), rocked Dag Hammarskjold Plaza at the United Nations in New York City. They demonstrated in-person with a political and . . . |

Gabriel Birgand, Raheelah Ahmad, Andre N H Bulabula, Sanjeev Singh, Gonzalo Bearman, Enrique Castro Sánchez, Alison Holmes (2022-12-17). [Review] Innovation for infection prevention and control—revisiting Pasteur's vision. thelancet.com Louis Pasteur has long been heralded as one of the fathers of microbiology and immunology. Less known is Pasteur's vision on infection prevention and control (IPC) that drove current infection control, public health, and much of modern medicine and surgery. In this Review, we revisited Pasteur's pioneering works to assess progress and challenges in the process and technological innovation of IPC. We focused on Pasteur's far-sighted conceptualisation of the hospital as a reservoir of microorganisms and amplifier of transmission, aseptic technique in surgery, public health education, interdisciplinary working, and…

Salim S Abdool Karim, Izukanji Sikazwe (2022-12-17). [Comment] Building on Pasteur's legacy: producing vaccines in Africa. thelancet.com Louis Pasteur's legacy of translating scientific knowledge on vaccines to create a healthier world resonates with his comment that "Science knows no country because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world. Science is the highest personification of the nation because that nation will remain the first which carries the furthest the works of thought and intelligence."1 However, during the COVID-19 pandemic vaccine knowledge has not belonged to humanity, leading to global vaccine inequity2 and attempts to obstruct Africa, the world's poorest continent, from manufacturing mRNA vacci…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-17). Turkey shells northern Iraq again. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 17 (MNA) — Iraqi news sources on Saturday afternoon reported fresh attacks by the Turkish army on northern regions of Iraq.

JANET (2022-12-17). Solidarity with Palestine marks World Cup games. iacenter.org By Kathy Durkin December 16, 2022 If there is a clear victor at the World Cup soccer games in Qatar, it is the Palestinian people. Even though they are not competing, solidarity with their struggle has been front and center in the stadiums, markets and streets of Doha, the country's capital, the site of the first such competition ever held in the Middle East. Fans hold huge 'Free Palestine!' flag during the game between Tunisia and Australia on Nov. 26. The games have not been free of controversy. The mistreatment, even deaths, of migrant workers since Qatar was named host of the games in 2010, has been criticize…

____ (2022-12-17). Expert: U.S. must look through the lens of Africans. ecns.cn The U.S. should work for the benefit of Africans and not compete with them, says a U.S. expert while talking about the U.S.-Africa Summit in Washington on December 13-15.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-17). 44 people detained in Jordan after deadly fuel protests. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 17 (MNA) — Jordan has arrested dozens of people accused of involvement in protests against rising fuel prices in which a senior police officer was gunned down, the country's security agency said Saturday, according to media reports.

____ (2022-12-17). UN officials call for building consensus on biodiversity blueprint at COP15 meeting. ecns.cn UN officials on Thursday called for more consensus on reaching a post-2020 global biodiversity framework as a ministerial-level negotiation of the ongoing UN biodiversity conference started.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-17). Two UN peacekeepers shot dead near Timbuktu in Mali. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 17 (MNA) —An unidentified gunman has shot and killed two officers from the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali while they were on patrol near the city of Timbuktu, according to mission head El-Ghassim Wane.

Jessamy Bagenal, Benjamin Burlton, Bethany Gomersall, Joanna Palmer, Paula Preyzner, Maneet Virdi (2022-12-17). [Comment] Winner of the 2022 Wakley Prize: compassion and connection. thelancet.com It was a privilege to read the many thought-provoking entries to this year's Wakley Prize, The Lancet's annual essay competition. Earlier this year, we invited submissions about compassion and connection in medicine.1 We were moved and engaged by the submitted essays and thank everyone who found the time to enter the competition—they all showed a great commitment to writing.

WSWS (2022-12-17). Who is the University of California strike mediator, Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg? wsws.org The regressive character of Friday's tentative agreement further exposes the pro-corporate role of the UAW bureaucracy and explodes its presentation of Steinberg as a "neutral" arbiter.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-17). Iranian tea exported to 23 countries. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 17 (MNA) — A total of 22,723 tons of tea worth $29.5 million were exported from Iran during the first 8 months of the current Iranian year (March 21-Nov. 21), registering a 31.7% rise in value compared with similar period of last year.

WSWS (2022-12-17). Rail union bureaucracy allows opposition candidate to take office, while demanding sweeping attacks on freedom of speech. wsws.org Hall had an open complaint against him, filed by a member of Pierce's BLET United slate, that he had accepted "outside assistance" from a "nonmember employer" by sharing an article from the World Socialist Web Site.

Editor (2022-12-17). An Xmas Gift from Hedges and Fish. scheerpost.com Every year, Bob sends Chris Hedges and Mr. Fish into the blistering cold of the New Jersey woods to chop down a tree for the annual ScheerPost Christmas party. Please donate to ScheerPost so we can start buying a tree instead—and so you can get a book.

teleSUR, rzr, YSM (2022-12-17). Presidente de México se solidariza con periodista tras atentado. telesurtv.net El mandatario condenó, en su habitual conferencia de prensa, el atentado contra el periodista Ciro Gómez Leyva.

Staff (2022-12-17). øPor qué algunos futbolistas usan máscaras en los partidos del Mundial de Catar? cubadebate.cu øEs Batman? øEs Superman? No, era Son Heung-min volando por la banda de Corea del Sur antes de ser eliminados. øO podría ser Josko Gvardiol, el jugador de Croacia que juega por el tercer lugar? En esta Copa Mundial de Catar 2022, hay varios jugadores de fútbol que han llevado máscaras sobre sus caras.

Staff (2022-12-17). Boxeadoras cubanas pelearán en su primer cartel nacional. cubadebate.cu El primer cartel nacional de boxeo femenino tendrá lugar este sábado, en la Esfaar Córdoba Cardín, en La Habana del Este. En esta jornada histórica competirán las mejores boxeadoras que estaban entrenando desde hace un tiempo esperando que se oficializara en Cuba la práctica del pugilismo femenino.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-17). Karaftoo cave in Kordestan Province. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 17 (MNA) — Karaftoo cave is a Natural-Historical complex located in the North of the Kordestan Province of Iran. Today it has been accepted as the world's oldest man-made apartment on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

SAM (2022-12-17). Starbucks Workers Are Engaged In Their Biggest Strike Action Yet. progressivehub.net JEFF SCHUHRKE | IN THESE TIMES…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-17). Iran to continue cooperating with states to combat terrorism. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 17 (MNA) — Iran's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations has said that Iran will keep cooperating with other countries fighting against terrorism.

Esra Erkal (2022-12-17). [Correspondence] Elsevier must end its fossil fuel partnerships and subsidies — Publisher's reply. thelancet.com As a scientific publisher and information analytics company, we take our responsibility seriously. We have been supporting sustainability research and working to reduce our environmental impact for more than 15 years. In 2021, we made a firm pledge to become net zero for all direct and indirect emissions by 2040.

Staff (2022-12-17). Croacia vence 2-1 a Marruecos en el partido que nadie quiere jugar. cubadebate.cu Este sábado, la selección croata venció 2-1 a Marruecos en el partido por el tercer lugar del Mundial Catar 2022. Los balcánicos se adelantaron pronto en el marcador con una gran jugada de pizarra. Los Leones del Atlas, la gran sorpresa del Mundial, respondieron dos minutos después, pero no pudieron igualar la ventaja que los croatas consiguieron al final del primer tiempo.

Ilana Là∂wy, William Bynum (2022-12-17). [Perspectives] Louis Pasteur's public engagement. thelancet.com Concern with public engagement by scientists and doctors is nothing new, but one of its consummate early practitioners was born 200 years ago. Louis Pasteur (1822—95) was not a natural communicator with ordinary people from the wider community. Shy and reserved, he was happiest when he was working in the laboratory, but he was deeply committed to the value of science in human affairs and used his own research to further that message. He was also intensely and successfully ambitious, both for himself and his family, and for the scientific ideas he espoused.

teleSUR, rzr, YSM (2022-12-17). Canciller de Argentina insta a consolidar integración regional. telesurtv.net "Tenemos que trabajar con diferentes miradas, con diferentes testimonios, con diferentes historias", refirió el titular de la cartera de Exteriores.

Staff (2022-12-17). Video: The Holy Land Five Palestinian Political Prisoners in US Jails. samidoun.net On Saturday, 17 December, the Masar Badil (Palestinian Alternative Revolutionary Path Movement), with Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network and Alkarama Palestinian Women's Mobilization, organized an online seminar on the case of the Holy Land Five, Palestinian political prisoners in U.S. jails. Ghassan Elashi, Shukri Abu Baker and Mufid Abdulqader remain imprisoned, serving lengthy sentences …

The Lancet (2022-12-17). [Editorial] Pasteur's legacy in 21st century medicine. thelancet.com The Lancet bids 2022 adieu with a commemoration of Louis Pasteur. Born in France on Dec 27, 1822, Pasteur was a young polymath when he embarked on a path of discovery with profound societal relevance. By the age of 40 years, he was a national hero and an international authority on microbiology, vaccines, and immunology. His germ theory of disease laid the foundation for hygiene and sanitation within public and global health. He developed the first vaccine against human rabies in 1885. Along with other great scientists of his time, Pasteur shaped scientific reasoning and communication for the better, creating a le…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-17). UŸèS is 'like a person dying of cancer': Trump. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 17 (MNA) — Former President Donald Trump said the United States is like "a person dying from cancer" on his social media platform Truth Social on Saturday, criticizing the FBI and Department of Justice (DOJ).

teleSUR, MER (2022-12-17). Presidente Maduro se reúne con dirigentes de partido opositor. telesurtv.net El mandatario destacó que el diálogo es primordial para avanzar aún más por la recuperación.

teleSUR- hvh, DRL (2022-12-17). Sindicatos salvadoreños rechazan reforma de pensiones de Bukele. telesurtv.net Los gremios destacaron que en la propuesta no se consolidó la eliminación de las Aseguradoras del Fondo de Pensiones.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-17). Foe targeted Iranians' unity, solidarity. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 17 (MNA) — The enemy has targeted the unity and solidarity among the Iranian nation, said Ali Nikzad, the deputy parliament speaker of Iran.

teleSUR- hvh (2022-12-17). Unión Europea aprueba noveno paquete de sanciones contra Rusia. telesurtv.net Las nuevas medidas establecen la cesación de licencias a televisoras rusas como NTV, Rusia 1, REN TV y Piervy Kanal.

teleSUR, jaa, YSM (2022-12-17). Senado de Bolivia aprueba proyecto ley de presupuesto para 2023. telesurtv.net El ente indicó que esta disposición fue derivada al órgano Ejecutivo para que sea promulgada.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-17). Saudi-led coalition renews missile, artillery attack on Yemen. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 17 (MNA) — News sources reported on Saturday morning that the Saudi coalition launched air, missile, and artillery attacks against Yemen's Hodeidah province.

Philimon N Gona, Alexander F More (2022-12-17). [Comment] Bacterial pathogens and climate change. thelancet.com Although deaths caused by infections contribute substantially to global mortality and morbidity, analysis of mortality from bacterial infections has been sporadic, and often limited only to select pathogens. Generally, research has focused only on disease spread based on sample sizes that are restricted in geographical, chronological, and overall resolution.1,2 Given the huge mortality burden associated with bacterial pathogens, a systematic, consolidated, pathogen-specific global approach is crucial, to provide a comprehensive and comparative perspective to enhance efforts to set global public health priorities,…

Talha Burki (2022-12-17). [World Report] Research focus: Pasteur Institute of Dakar. thelancet.com From yellow fever to COVID-19, the Pasteur Institute of Dakar has been leading African health research and response. Talha Burki reports.

JANET (2022-12-17). Critical hearing for Mumia Abu-Jamal. iacenter.org By Betsey Piette December 16, 2022 Dec. 16 — Supporters and family of Pennsylvania political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal filled the courtroom and demonstrated outside the Philadelphia Criminal Justice Center today. All were asking whether Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Lucretia Clemons would continue the long miscarriage of justice against Mumia — 41 years in prison — or whether she would place herself on the side of justice and rule in favor of Abu-Jamal. Mumia supporters march against traffic on Chestnut St. in Philadelphia, Dec. 16. Credit: Joe Piette In the end, it is accurate to say…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-17). Techno-engineering services exports rise 41% to $260 mn. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 17 (MNA) — A total of $260 million worth of engineering and technical services were exported from Iran during the first four months of the current Iranian year.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-17). Iran never to back down from its redlines: Envoy. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — Iran's Ambassador to Lebanon Mojtaba Amani says that Iran would not back down from its redlines in negotiations ever.

John Cookson, Ferdinand Jonsson (2022-12-17). [Comment] A new cholinergic mechanism for antipsychotics: emraclidine and M4 muscarinic receptors. thelancet.com Existing antipsychotic medicines have impressive effectiveness in treating acute episodes of schizophrenia and preventing relapses, providing enormous impact for many patients. However, they are associated with short-term and longer-term side-effects, and their effects are directed mainly at hallucinations, delusions, and disorganised thinking. Patients are left with residual so-called negative symptoms, most notably loss of motivation and cognitive difficulties that contribute to substantial functional impairments.

Staff (2022-12-17). Samidoun mourns passing of Filipino revolutionary leader, CPP founder Jose Maria Sison "Joma": 1939-2022. samidoun.net On Friday 16 December 2022, Professor Jose Maria Sison, founding chairperson of the Communist Party of the Philippines, passed away in a hospital in Utrecht, the Netherlands, where he was living in forced exile. He was 83 years old. Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network sends its deepest condolences to Sison's lifelong partner and comrade-in-arms, Julie …

____ (2022-12-17). U.S. announces COVID preparedness plan. ecns.cn The White House on Thursday announced a COVID-19 'winter preparedness plan', including free at-home tests, to fight the virus as cases and hospitalizations across the country surge.

Montreal Counter-Info (2022-12-17). Wet'suwet'en Solidarity Action to Block the Port of Montreal. itsgoingdown.org Report on direct action and solidarity rally with the Wet'suwet'en against Coastal GasLink. Originally posted to Montreal Counter-Info. While COP15 is taking place in the streets of Montreal and the Canadian government is doing its green-washing dance for the world, construction of the Coastal Gaslink pipeline on Wet'suwet'en territory continues against the will of the…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-17). Kazemi Qomi reportedly appointed new Iran envoy to Kabul. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 17 (MNA) — A senior diplomat said on Saturday the former Iranian presiden's special envoy for Afghanistan's affairs Hassan Kazemi Qomi has been appointed as the new Iran's ambassador to Kabul…

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