2024-02-26: News Headlines

albawaba (2024-02-26). Israel to raise $60b in debt, limit jobs, and hike taxes to fund its war. albawaba.com ALBAWABA — Israel is reportedly planning to raise $60 billion in debt, freeze hiring for government jobs as well as implement tax surges in order to support its defenses, according to Financial Times, as the economy suffers deeply amid its war on Gaza strip.Compared to pre-war finances, the Israeli government intends to increase military expenditure by 85%, or 55 billion shekels ($15 billion). The goal of this increase is to boost Israel's defence against changing regional developments.The British newspaper stated that the economic impact occurred following Israel's ban of entry for approximately 150,000 Pa…

Dean Baker (2024-02-26). The Sham "The Economy Is Awful" Story. counterpunch.org The media are pushing the economy is terrible story pretty much 24-7. They refuse to let the strong labor market and rapid real wage growth get in their way. They seem to want everyone to think things are really bad, in spite of a 24-month stretch of below 4.0 percent unemployment and a sharp reduction

ecns.cn (2024-02-26). Chinese firms rush to obtain global orders: experts. ecns.cn Chinese provinces and cities are starting off strong with obtaining overseas orders in the Year of the Dragon by sending teams abroad while actively participating in international exhibitions.

ecns.cn (2024-02-26). Ministry refutes U.S.' false accusations against China's trade policies. ecns.cn China strongly opposes the United States' accusations regarding its trade policies and economic practices and called on the country to abide by the rules of the World Trade Organization and its own commitments, said the Ministry of Commerce on Monday.

ecns.cn (2024-02-26). China willing to work to move forward multiple initiatives and achieve results with WTO. ecns.cn China is willing to work with all parties to achieve more pragmatic results at the 13th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization held in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates, said the country's top commerce official on Sunday.

infobrics (2024-02-26). Reform IMF, WB to Reflect Interests of Global South, BRICS Has Role: Guterres. infobrics.org The international financial and development institutions should be reformed to reflect the interests of the Global South, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said.While the BRICS can play an important and complementary role for developing nations, he stressed that it should not contribute to a fragmentation of the world economy…

NEOB (2024-02-26). Budget 2024 geared at growth and driving developmental goals. sanews.gov.za Budget 2024 geared at growth and driving developmental goals | President Cyril Ramaphosa says the National Budget presented by Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana last week shows that the country is "heading in the right direction". | The President was addressing the nation through his weekly newsletter. | "[The] Minister of Finance presented a National Budget that will help us to achieve more rapid and inclusive economic growth while supporting our developmental goals. | "Over the last five years, we have taken several actions to get our economy back on track. We have implemented far-reaching reforms in the energy…

Alan Austin (2024-02-26). The ABC continues to falsely trash Labor's economic credentials. independentaustralia.net

Elsy Fors Garzon (2024-02-26). Before a lack of dollars, Bolivia demonstrates its resilience. plenglish.com La Paz, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) The satisfaction of the Bolivian business sector with a group of measures from the national government to promote the entry of foreign currency into the country, confirmed this week the resilience of the government's Social Community Economic Model (MESC).

presstv.ir (2024-02-26). IMF upgrades Iran's 2023 growth rate to 5.4% citing oil output surge. presstv.ir The International Monetary Fund revises up Iran's economic growth projection for 2023 to 5.4 percent.

presstv.ir (2024-02-26). IMF upgrades Iran's 2023 growth rate to 5.4%, citing oil output surge. presstv.ir The International Monetary Fund revises up Iran's economic growth projection for 2023 to 5.4 percent.

Sonali Kolhatkar (2024-02-26). Countering Corporate Propaganda. counterpunch.org Streaming television channels these days are increasingly inserting advertising into their paid subscriber content. Thus, I recently found myself sitting through several commercials that struck me as emblematic of how out-of-touch corporate marketers are with the economic struggles of ordinary Americans. A company offering cash advances to low-wage workers makes light of people's financial difficulties.

teleSUR, dcdc, DRL (2024-02-26). CEDEAO levanta sanciones económicas a Guinea y Mali. telesurtv.net Los líderes del grupo decidieron "levantar las sanciones financieras y económicas" en la cumbre extraordinaria celebrada el pasado sábado en Abuya, capital de Nigeria.

tvbrics (2024-02-26). BRICS Chamber of Commerce and Industry office opens in UAE. tvbrics.com The country continues to be embedded in the economic infrastructure of the alliance after joining it earlier this year…

tvbrics (2024-02-26). International Monetary Fund: Iran's economic growth in 2023 reaches 5.4%. tvbrics.com Previously, the forecast was 3 per cent…

teleSUR (2024-02-24). Juana Bacallao: Cuban Music Legend and Show-Woman Dies. telesurenglish.net The artist and legend of Cuban popular music Amelia Martínez Salazar, known nationally and internationally as Juana Bacallao, died this Saturday in Havana, according to a note from the Minster of Culture of the island. | RELATED: | Juana was unforgettable by her time in the capital cabarets Sans Sousi, Tropicana, Copa Room del Riviera, Parisien del Hotel Nacional de Cuba, Salón Rojo del Capri, Caribe del Hotel Habana Libre, as well as the clubs…

tvbrics (2024-02-26). BRICS Chamber of Commerce and Industry office opens in UAE. tvbrics.com The country continues to be embedded in the economic infrastructure of the alliance after joining it earlier this year…

Isabel Ortiz (2024-02-26). The World Social Forum: The counterweight to the World Economic Forum. cadtm.org

albawaba (2024-02-26). Arab-Turkish growing trade volume surges to $55b. albawaba.com ALBAWABA – The economic ties between Türkiye and the Arab world continue to expand on all fronts, with intra-Arab commerce valued at $55 billion according to Dr. Khaled Hanafi, the secretary-general of the Union of Arab Chambers, with a 10 percent annual increase of exported Turkish goods as reported by Arab News, with growing Arab investments in Türkiye during the last few years.During the Arab and Turkish Chambers' fifth meeting, held in Egypt with several chiefs of trade and business figures from Türkiye and the Arab world attending the event, The president of the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and…

eng.belta.by (2024-02-26). Belarus' ambassador meets with Russia's Omsk Oblast governor. eng.belta.by Dmitry Krutoi told reporters after the meeting that work is underway to arrange a visit of the Omsk Oblast governor to Belarus. "We hope that this visit will give a strong impetus to our relations," he said.

eng.belta.by (2024-02-26). Belarus takes part in Gulfood in UAE. eng.belta.by The exposition, supported by the Belinterexpo exhibition company, featured 13 Belarusian food industry enterprises. They showcased a wide range of meat, dairy and fish products, as well as sauces and juices, flour and cereals.

eng.belta.by (2024-02-26). Belarus' PM outlines short-term goals for EAEU. eng.belta.by Belarusian Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko outlined the tasks which need to be solved within the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) until 2025 as he met with Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission Bakytzhan Sagintayev in Minsk on 26 February.

eng.belta.by (2024-02-26). EEC Board head comments on parliamentary, local elections in Belarus. eng.belta.by The parliamentary and local elections in Belarus have garnered positive assessment, Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission Bakytzhan Sagintayev said during a meeting with Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko in Minsk on 26 February.

eng.belta.by (2024-02-26). PM: Belarus has always been a staunch supporter of Eurasian integration. eng.belta.by Belarus has always been a strong supporter of Eurasian integration, Belarusian Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko said as he met with Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission Bakytzhan Sagintayev in Minsk on 26 February.

infobrics (2024-02-26). Enhancing Global Economic Progress with the Brics Alliance. infobrics.org Larionova and Shelepov's research, titled "Brics, G20, and global economic governance reform" and published in the International Political Science Review (2021), highlights the influential role of the Brics association, which includes Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, in reforming global economic governance…

ecns.cn (2024-02-26). (W.E. Talk) Telling the Stories of China's Journey from Poverty to Prosperity Through the Lives of Ordinary People. ecns.cn Malcolm Clarke says, "China is not good at self-defense," which is why it has not been able to shoot down the false accusations coming regularly from the Western world. However, it has pulled 1.4 billion people out of absolute poverty when Western countries have never achieved such large-scale poverty reduction.

Editor (2024-02-26). Why Labor Is Losing Even as It Wins. scheerpost.com

Philip A. Faruggio (2024-02-26). Oskar Schindler Would Be In Gaza. dissidentvoice.org Remember Steven Spielberg's blockbuster film Schindler's List? In it Oskar Schindler, an ambitious Czech businessman, has his epiphany in Krakow, Poland during the German occupation. Schindler came to Krakow to make his fortune using Jewish labor at a factory he opened. Schindler worked the system to get unpaid Jewish workers by bribing the German Army …

WSWS (2024-02-26). Australian by-election campaign underscores crisis of political establishment. wsws.org A loss for Prime Minister Anthony Albanese in this weekend's Dunkley by-election would reduce Labor's slim parliamentary majority from two seats to just one, raising the spectre of an unstable minority government.

Helen Santoro (2024-02-26). Ending The Ivy League's Tax Dodge. levernews.com Within a one-mile radius in Cambridge, Massachusetts, sit Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology — academic institutions that together boast $74 billion in endowment funds. Based on the size of these "rainy-day funds" alone, the two universities, with a combined student body of 37,000, have enough wealth to

infobrics (2024-02-26). BRICS Nations Hold $45 Trillion in Investable Wealth Report. infobrics.org The number of millionaires in the bloc is expected to see a massive surge over the next decade, according to a newly released report…

newarab (2024-02-26). As Ramadan approaches in Iraq, food and meat prices surge. newarab.com As the holy Muslim month of Ramadan quickly approaches, meats and basic According to official government data, inflation rates in Iraq have risen by 4.5%, with a noticeable increase in price levels officially in the last month of 2023. Many Iraqi traders have exploited…

Staff (2024-02-26). As 2-Month-Old Starves to Death in Gaza, Mosab Abu Toha Says His Own Family Is Eating Animal Feed. democracynow.org A famine is unfolding in Gaza, where hundreds of thousands of displaced Palestinians have resorted to consuming animal feed amid soaring prices and dwindling supplies of food. The United Nations has already begun reporting deaths from starvation and malnutrition, while aid agencies have been forced to pause deliveries. "Israel is not allowing food into the northern part of Gaza so people would regret not having left," says Palestinian writer Mosab Abu Toha, who fled Gaza for Cairo in November and has been attempting since then to secure safe passage for his extended family members, including his siste…

albawaba (2024-02-26). Best College Student Credit Cards of 2024. albawaba.com Handling finances responsibly for college students is an important step in having a strong financial groundwork. Selecting the best credit card can serve as a tool on this path providing convenience, security, and opportunities to establish credit history. This article will guide you into the best college student credit cards of 2024. There cards are designed for college students and will showcase some choices that empower students to make informed decisions and work towards financial independence. | Financial Freedom: The Best College Student Credit Cards for College Students Who Want to Manage Money:…

Gabisile (2024-02-26). North West NPOs to receive financial support to fight GBV. sanews.gov.za North West NPOs to receive financial support to fight GBV | The North West province is forging ahead with its plans to fight recurring incidents of gender-based violence and femicide (GBVF) by funding 20 non-profit organisations to provide a variety of services to victims. | Acting Premier Nono Maloyi made this announcement during his State of the Province Address (SOPA) recently. | "In his address, Acting Premier Maloyi said the province is saddened by a growing number of gender-based violence (GBV) incidents, which largely affects women, girl children, the elderly and people with disabilities," a provincial s…

WSWS (2024-02-26). 3,000 academic workers at Toronto's York University set to begin strike action Monday. wsws.org Teaching assistants, graduate assistants, researchers and contract faculty are set to walk off the job Monday at Toronto's York University. They are demanding wage increases to keep pace with inflation and make up for years of concessions, and job security to put an end to precarious employment.

albawaba (2024-02-26). Learn How to Invest in AI Stocks in 2024. albawaba.com The world of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has emerged a lot across industries. It had reshaped business operations and presented lucrative investment opportunities for investors. Investing in AI stocks can offer returns as this groundbreaking technology continues to make strides. In this article, we will discuss the basics and learn how to invest in AI stocks. | The Future is Here: Learn How to Invest in AI Stocks: | AI encompasses an array of technologies such as machine learning, natural language processing, robotics, and autonomous vehicles among others. Companies involved in the development and implem…

albawaba (2024-02-26). Egypt's Black Market grapples with sharp Dollar drop. albawaba.com According to 'Lovin Cairo' newspaper, The value of the US dollar in Egypt's informal currency market has dropped to 49 Egyptian pounds following the announcement of a major deal. Trading of the dollar ceased shortly after the Cabinet's declaration of $35 billion in new investments as part of the "Head of the Wise" project, leading to significant market confusion over the actual worth of the American currency.'Lovin Cairo' reveal that the dollar in the black market has dipped below the 50-pound mark, settling at 49 pounds. All trading activities have come to a standstill until the final dollar price is determined,…

Rhoda Wilson (2024-02-26). The vaccine industry is a fraud; for 225 years vaccines have been making people unhealthier. expose-news.com The vaccine industry intentionally deceives us about the risks and benefits of vaccines to make a profit, with complete disregard for human suffering and the destruction of public health over time. One …

Valentin Gràºnn (2024-02-26). 14 Characteristics of primitive fascism according to Umberto Eco. pressenza.com How can you recognize a fascist system? Nowadays, many dictatorial regimes and political parties are labeled as fascists."Fascism has become an "all-purpose term" because you can eliminate characteristics from fascist regimes and they will still be recognizable as fascist," wrote Umberto Eco in 1995. "Take away imperialism from fascism and you still have Franco and Salazar. Take away colonialism and you still have the Balkan fascism of the Ustasha. Add to Italian fascism a radical anti-capitalism (which never fascinated Mussolini) and you have Ezra Pound. Add a cult of Celtic mythology and Grail mysticism (comple…

Editor (2024-02-26). Farmers' protest in India reignites. mronline.org In 2021, after a year-long protest, India's farmers brought about the repeal of three farm laws that were intended to 'liberalize' the agriculture sector. Now, in 2024, farmers are again protesting. The underlying issues and the facilitation of the neoliberal corporatization of farming that sparked the previous protest remain and have not been resolved.

Maxime Perriot, Sushovan Dhar (2024-02-26). Modi's India is more unequal than ever. cadtm.org

WSWS (2024-02-26). IYSSE holds first meeting at Otago University in New Zealand. wsws.org The meeting in Dunedin last Thursday was held to establish the International Youth and Students for Social Equality as a student club at Otago, and to discuss the socialist strategy to fight against war and the genocide in Gaza.

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-26). Palestine, South Africa activists to address Ecosocialism 2024. greenleft.org.au

Isaac Nellist, Niko Leka, Riley Breen (2024-02-26). Palestine Under Siege film encourages action to stop Gaza genocide. greenleft.org.au The powerful new documentary Palestine Under Siege was screened across the country at sessions organised by Green Left, Socialist Alliance and Dare to Struggle Film Festival.

Government of the Philippines (2024-02-26). Philippines: DSWD DROMIC Report #1 on the Armed Conflict in Brgy. Campagao, Bilar, Bohol as of 24 February 2024, 6PM. reliefweb.int Country: Philippines | Source: Government of the Philippines | Please refer to the attached file. | I. Situation Overview | On 23 February 2024 at around 8: 30 AM, an armed conflict transpired in Brgy. Campagao, Bilar, Bohol between the troops of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and alleged members of the Communist Terrorists Group (CTG) that resulted in the displacement of families and persons in the area. | Source: DSWD Field Office (FO) VII | II. Status of Affected Areas and Population | A total of 250 families or 770 persons are affected in Brgy. Campagao, Bilar, Bohol (see Annex A).

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2024-02-25: News Headlines

Agence France-Presse (2024-02-25). Economy another victim of war in impoverished Sudan. scmp.com The war has led industries to cease production, while businesses and food stocks have been looted.

ecns.cn (2024-02-25). Bustling Lantern Festival witnesses China's economic vitality and creativity. ecns.cn For Chinese people, eating yuanxiao or tangyuan (glutinous rice balls), enjoying lantern displays, and making nocturnal visits are traditional activities during the festival.

ecns.cn (2024-02-25). Xi stresses promoting equipment renewal, trade-in of consumer goods, lowering logistics costs. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, chairman of the Central Military Commission and director of the Central Commission for Financial and Economic Affairs (CCFEA), presided over the fourth meeting of the CCFEA on the afternoon of Feb. 23.

Partido Humanista de Chile (2024-02-25). The flames of suspicion. pressenza.com The helplessness of a people in the face of the unbridled and immoral appetite of the economic and political elite. | When the powerful feel that the people are surplus to requirements, it is the people who are utterly helpless and therefore die. | It seems unbelievable that a state like the Chilean one, which spends billions of dollars on "toys" for the Armed Forces and the Public Order and Security Department, or which wants to have luxury cars for the judges of the Supreme Court, does not improve the situation in terms of infrastructure, equipment, training, prevention, information campaigns and planning with…

albawaba (2024-02-25). Economic situation in Sudan deteriorates as war continues. albawaba.com ALBAWABA – With tens of thousands killed, and millions displaced, the war in Sudan has been tearing through the country for 10+ months, leaving a devastating impact in addition to massive destruction of infrastructure, with millions left facing acute famine.Ten months into the war, although the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) has seized power in many parts of Sudan, it continues to commit all types of crimes in the areas under its control, failing to act as a de facto ruler who provides basic necessities of life and security while causing an ongoing humanitarian crisis and the suffering of millions.For months, areas c…

eng.belta.by (2024-02-25). Belarus, Nepal seek closer business ties. eng.belta.by The parties agreed on the need to raise awareness of the business community of the two countries about the economic potential, promising niches and business conditions. Nikolai Borisevich reaffirmed the readiness of the center to actively participate in this process.

eng.belta.by (2024-02-25). Lukashenko names best practices in Union State for EAEU to adopt. eng.belta.by There is something the Eurasian Economic Union may borrow from the Union State of Belarus and Russia, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko told the media.

Isabel Ortiz (2024-02-25). The World Social Forum: The counterweight to the World Economic Forum. cadtm.org

Pressenza Philippines (2024-02-25). PH dev't NGOs: Take People Power to Local Communities as Nation Commemorates EDSA Uprising. pressenza.com In February 1986, millions of Filipinos marched to the streets, in the hope of breathing new life into a democracy that had been suppressed under more than a decade of martial law. While the most famous of these uprisings happened along EDSA, a major thoroughfare in Metro Manila, mass demonstrations also took place in other urban centers, such as Baguio, Iloilo, Bacolod, Cebu, and Davao. Before the events of 1986, the struggle for democracy was fought in these cities, as well as other urban and rural fronts. | Today, the nation is witnessing a turbulent era of widening political divisions and economic inequali…

presstv.ir (2024-02-25). Iranian lawmakers at Baku event urge economic sanctions on Israel. presstv.ir It was the 14th plenary session of the Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA) in the capital of Azerbaijan.

Rizwan Basir (2024-02-25). Climate change goals: it's only fair to cut developing nations some slack. scmp.com As temperatures rise across the globe, the harsh reality is that those who burn the least fossil fuels lack the wealth to deal with climate change's effects. The developing needs flexibility in their climate adaptation plans, and that includes the option to explore and extract fossil fuels to help alleviate poverty.

ecns.cn (2024-02-25). Australia's 'expansion plan' for AUKUS raises concern. ecns.cn Australia's eagerness to include Japan in the AUKUS security collaboration is expected to ignite further tensions in the Asia-Pacific region, according to experts.

Labor Video Project (2024-02-25). Biden & Pelosi Protested in San Francisco's Pacific Heights for Supporting Gaza Genocide. indybay.org Hundreds rallies in San Francisco's Pacific Heights to protest Biden and Nancy Pelosi for their support for Israel's genocide in Gaza. Biden was in town to get contribution from the billionaires. There are over 80 in Pacific Heights and the Bay Area.

ecns.cn (2024-02-25). Speedier Customs clearances to propel consumption, trade. ecns.cn With China creating more favorable conditions to boost both domestic consumption and foreign trade, the country's Customs authorities have implemented a number of innovative measures to expedite Customs clearances for foreign goods.

Bloomberg (2024-02-25). A decade after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared, planes still at risk of vanishing off the map. scmp.com Ten years after MH370, an industry-wide push to rule out a similar case has been stymied by bureaucracy, financial pressure, and a debate about who should have ultimate control of the cockpit.

Patrick Bond (2024-02-25). The BRICS New Development Bank & Sub-Imperialism: Working within, not against, global financial power. cadtm.org

albawaba (2024-02-25). Navigate Crypto: How to Buy and Sell Bitcoin. albawaba.com In the changing world of finance, cryptocurrencies have emerged as a form of investment with Bitcoin at the forefront. Whether you are captivated by its potential as an investment opportunity or intrigued by its underlying technology entering the realm of buying and selling, Bitcoin may seem overwhelming for newcomers. This detailed guide will lead you through the seps of how to buy and sell Bitcoin. | Navigate the World of Cryptocurrency; A Guide on How to Buy and Sell Bitcoin | : Before diving into the intricacies of purchasing and selling Bitcoin, it is important to understand and know the basics. Often…

newarab (2024-02-25). Ras al-Hekma: Egypt signs huge $35 billion deal with UAE. newarab.com Egypt and the United Arab Emirates have struck a landmark investment partnership to develop the Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly heralded the project as "one of the biggest deals of its kind." | Addressing the…

Angela (2024-02-25). Friday 2/23: Virtual Teach-In: How Palestine & the U.S. Immigration Industrial Complex are Connected. indybay.org

Brian Berletic, Orinoco Tribune. (2024-02-25). Fatal Flaws Undermine America's Defense Industrial Base. popularresistance.org The first-ever US Department of Defense National Defense Industrial Strategy (NDIS) confirms what many analysts have concluded in regard to the unsustainable nature of Washington's global-spanning foreign policy objectives and its defense industrial base's (DIB) inability to achieve them. | The report lays out a multitude of problems plaguing the US DIB including a lack of surge capacity, inadequate workforce, off-shore downstream suppliers, as well as insufficient "demand signals" to motivate private industry partners to produce what's needed, in the quantities needed, when it is needed.

albawaba (2024-02-25). Gain Insight on How to Buy Bitcoin Anonymously. albawaba.com Nowadays, privacy is highly valued and many cryptocurrency enthusiasts are eager to purchase Bitcoin without revealing their identity. While Bitcoin transactions are somewhat anonymous due to the blockchain, there are ways to boost privacy and reduce transaction traceability. Whether you are safeguarding data or simply valuing anonymity, this guide will take you through the steps of how to buy Bitcoin anonymously and discreetly. | A Guide on How to Buy Bitcoin Anonymously: | 1. Opt for Peer to Peer Exchanges: | Peer to peer (P2P) exchanges enable transactions between buyers and sellers without intermediar…

albawaba (2024-02-25). How to Buy Bitcoin with Credit Card: Guide. albawaba.com Bitcoin is the currency that has garnered worldwide interest as a valuable virtual asset. Thanks to the use of credit cards for transactions, buying Bitcoin has become easier for both investors and beginners alike. This detailed guide is here to help you smoothly learn how to buy bitcoin with credit card and navigate the process of entering the world of cryptocurrencies through credit card transactions. | Exploring the Procedure: A Step-by-Step Guide for How to Buy Bitcoin with Credit Card: | *Choose a Reliable Exchange | Your journey starts by selecting a trusted cryptocurrency exchange that allows you t…

Maxime Perriot, Sushovan Dhar (2024-02-25). Modi's India is more unequal than ever. cadtm.org

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-25). Palestine, South Africa activists to address Ecosocialism 2024. greenleft.org.au

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2024-02-24: News Headlines

WSWS (2024-02-24). Mass layoffs sweep Canada as interest rate hikes push economy toward recession. wsws.org Bell Canada Enterprises announced on February 8 that it was slashing 9 percent of its workforce, accounting for 4,800 jobs, adding to a rising wave of layoffs sweeping the country.

Ralph Jennings,Kandy Wong (2024-02-24). China's 1 trillion yuan EV, solar and battery exports face overcapacity concerns as US, EU anxieties grow. scmp.com Beijing has already recognised overcapacity as a major challenge for 2024, as US and European Union anti-dumping probes and tariffs disrupt trade.

Cathrin Schaer, Al Jazeera. (2024-02-24). German Lawyers Sue Scholz, Alleging Complicity In Gaza Genocide. popularresistance.org Berlin, Germany — A group of lawyers is filing a criminal complaint with the German federal prosecutor against senior German politicians, including Chancellor Olaf Scholz, accusing them of "aiding and abetting" the genocide they say is being committed by Israel in Gaza. | The case against several members of the country's Federal Security Council, which directs national security policy and authorises weapons exports, was announced on Friday. | In addition to Scholz, Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock, Economics Minister Robert Habeck, Finance Minister Christian Lindner and others stand accused.

ecns.cn (2024-02-24). Bustling Lantern Festival witnesses China's economic vitality and creativity. ecns.cn For Chinese people, eating yuanxiao or tangyuan (glutinous rice balls), enjoying lantern displays, and making nocturnal visits are traditional activities during the festival.

ecns.cn (2024-02-24). Xi stresses promoting equipment renewal, trade-in of consumer goods, lowering logistics costs. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, chairman of the Central Military Commission and director of the Central Commission for Financial and Economic Affairs (CCFEA), presided over the fourth meeting of the CCFEA on the afternoon of Feb. 23.

Martin Hacthoun (2024-02-24). Why does Donald Trump have so many followers? Part II. plenglish.com We have analyzed the psychological traits of more than three million US citizens, and matched them with other factors such as demographics and economic situation. The analysis incorporates 18 distinct measures including birthweight, obesity, health, income and education, as well as the presence of traditional industries in their regions. The outcome showed a unique cocktail of factors contributed to Trump's support. | From a psychological perspective, people living in regions that voted for Trump in both elections have higher levels of neuroticism, a personality trait characterized by negative emotions such as an…

Staff (2024-02-24). Kim Jong Il and the Foundations of DPRK as a Powerful State. orinocotribune.com By Embassy of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) in Venezuela — Feb 15, 2024 | The Democratic People's Republic of Korea is recognized today as a military power. It is progressing to become an economic power with cutting-edge technologies such as astronautics, Computerized Numerical Control (CNC), computing, etc. | The foundations for a powerful state would have been impossible without the selfless efforts of Kim Jong Il (1942-2011), the eternal leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, who with his extraordinary insight paved the way for DPRK to prosper on its own strength. | About…

María Candela (2024-02-24). Recorre presidente cubano lugares de interés social y económico en el municipio de Manzanillo en Granma. radiohc.cu Miguel Díaz-Canel, Primer Secretario del Comité Central del Partido Comunista de #Cuba y Presidente de la República, desarrollo este viernes una visita al municipio de Manzanillo en la provincia cubana de Granma, para evaluar programas de interés social y económico.

presstv.ir (2024-02-24). Iranian lawmakers at Baku event urge economic sanctions on Israel. presstv.ir It was the 14th plenary session of the Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA) in the capital of Azerbaijan.

teleSUR, jaa, SH (2024-02-23). Omán y Siria refuerzan lazos de cooperación económica. telesurtv.net Las reuniones entre Siria y Omán servirán para profundizar en los aspectos ya existentes y encontrar nuevas vías de intercambio mutuo.

eng.belta.by (2024-02-24). Minsk Tractor Works, Russia's Tyumen Oblast to expand cooperation. eng.belta.by The Tyumen Oblast delegation led by Deputy Governor Vladimir Cheimetov visited Minsk Tractor Works. The delegation studied an exposition of tractors, toured the tractor assembly building and the MTZ museum, and held talks with the Belarusian company. The parties agreed to expand cooperation.

Staff (2024-02-24). Kim Jong Il and the Foundations of DPRK as a Powerful State. orinocotribune.com By Embassy of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) in Caracas — Feb 15, 2024 | The Democratic People's Republic of Korea is recognized today as a military power. It is progressing to become an economic power with cutting-edge technologies such as astronautics, Computerized Numerical Control (CNC), computing, etc. | The foundations for a powerful state would have been impossible without the selfless efforts of Kim Jong Il (1942-2011), the eternal leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, who with his extraordinary insight paved the way for DPRK to prosper on its own strength. | About 20…

ecns.cn (2024-02-24). Innovative tech boosts market vigor. ecns.cn The Chinese mainland is still leading the amount of financing in IPOs in global capital markets, despite the recent temporary tightening pace of IPOs nationwide.

Florence CGTN (2024-02-24). Chinese EV maker Lotus Technology debuts on Nasdaq. america.cgtn.com Luxury electric vehicle maker Lotus Technology marked a milestone on Friday, Feb. 23, listing on the tech-heavy Nasdaq exchange in New York. | Trading through a special-purpose acquisition company called L Catterton Asia Acquisition Corp, Lotus Tech made its debut in U.S. markets. The new company valued at more than $5 billion says it will work to achieve dominance in the EV sector.

Xinhua (2024-02-24). Brazil to propose global alliance against hunger and poverty to G20. pressenza.com Brazil will today propose to the G20 a global alliance against hunger and poverty, coinciding with the South American country's rotating presidency of the group this year. | The initiative was proposed by Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva when Brazil took over the rotating presidency of the G20 in December last year. It was endorsed on Wednesday by Brazil's Minister of Development and Social Welfare, Family and the Fight against Hunger, Wellington Dias, during the first virtual technical meeting of the G20 working group. | The meeting discussed the terms of accession for countries interested in joinin…

Francesco Pata, Daniele Paglione, Elvis Pardo Olivares, Ernesto Casamayor Callejas, Bruno Nardo (2024-02-24). Correspondence] Calabria's partnership with Cuban doctors: challenges and solutions. thelancet.com Analogous to health-care systems in high-income countries, the Italian National Health System (Sistema Sanitario Nazionale) is grappling with its most severe crisis since its inception in 1978.1 A gradual increase in costs and the subsequent containment measures, combined with the decentralisation of the health-care system in the 2000s which essentially resulted in the creation of 20 distinct health-care systems (one for each region), has led to fragmentation and heterogeneous health-care provision— a problem that became starkly evident in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic.

teleSUR (2024-02-23). Argentine Teachers To Go on National Strike Next Week. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, the Confederation of Education Workers of the Argentine Republic (CTERA) announced the start of a 24-hour national strike beginning next Monday to demand better incomes for education workers. | RELATED: | In justifying this collective action, CTERA Secretary Sonia Alesso explained that President Javier Milei has made policy decisions that will not allow teachers to have better incomes. | Among the a…

presstv.ir (2024-02-24). UK Parliament vote on ceasefire in Gaza. presstv.ir Pro-Palestinian protesters gathered outside the British Parliament demanding their representatives endorse a Scottish National Party call for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.

WSWS (2024-02-24). New Zealand working class faces deepening social crisis. wsws.org The full-frontal assault on living standards is the product of deliberate class policies, carried out for six years under Labour and now intensified by the far-right National-Party led coalition.

ecns.cn (2024-02-24). Australia's 'expansion plan' for AUKUS raises concern. ecns.cn Australia's eagerness to include Japan in the AUKUS security collaboration is expected to ignite further tensions in the Asia-Pacific region, according to experts.

Labor Video Project (2024-02-24). Biden & Pelosi Protested in San Francisco's Pacific Heights for Supporting Gaza Genocide. indybay.org Hundreds rallies in San Francisco's Pacific Heights to protest Biden and Nancy Pelosi for their support for Israel's genocide in Gaza. Biden was in town to get contribution from the billionaires. There are over 80 in Pacific Heights and the Bay Area.

Nelson Lichtenstein, New Labor Forum. (2024-02-24). The 2023 UAW Strike: A Turning Point In Labor History? popularresistance.org How transformative was the strike that the United Auto Workers concluded in November 2023, when it shut down factories at Ford, General Motors, and Stellantis, which now incorporates Chrysler? The UAW has been in existence for nearly 90 years, during which three contests with capital have defined the character of the union and—because of its vanguard role—the expectations and standards for millions of other workers. Should we add last Fall's brilliantly led and highly successful "stand-up" strike to that list? | The great sit-down strikes of 1937 founded the UAW and ensured that, for more than a decad…

teleSUR, odr, YSM (2024-02-24). Incendio en volcán de Agua devasta 50 hectáreas de bosque en Guatemala. telesurtv.net Según la Conred, cientos de servidores públicos, líderes comunitarios, colaboradores de la iniciativa privada y organizaciones no gubernamentales ayudan a suprimir el incendio.

teleSUR, odr, YSM (2024-02-24). Presidente de Venezuela sostiene encuentro con canciller de Türkiye. telesurtv.net Durante el encuentro en el Palacio de Miraflores, ambas partes confirmaron las relaciones de colaboración y solidaridad a favor del beneficio conjunto.

WSWS (2024-02-24). Amazon argues in court that the National Labor Relations Board is unconstitutional. wsws.org The retailer has joined a growing corporate campaign to abolish government regulation and restore the open dictatorship of management.

teleSUR, hvh, JDO (2024-02-24). Más de 13 millones de ecuatorianos podrán acudir a las urnas en abril. telesurtv.net El CNE proyectó 409.628 de dólares para el Fondo de Promoción Electoral en aras de las labores proselitistas.

Alan MacLeod (2024-02-24). Unraveling Bill Gates' Global Web of Influence, With Tim Schwab. orinocotribune.com By Alan MacLeod — Feb 21, 2024 | There are few people on Earth richer or more influential than Bill Gates. For many years, the former Microsoft CEO was the planet's most wealthy individual and used his power to corner and monopolize as much of the tech industry as he could. From there, Gates has moved to become perhaps the most powerful man in global health, agriculture and education. | And yet, for all of his power and prestige, Gates is rarely scrutinized in our media. The Seattle native has been careful to cultivate an image of a well-meaning nerd who uses his wealth for good. Our guest today on the "Mint…

Patricia Harrity (2024-02-24). UNRAVELING BILL GATES' GLOBAL WEB OF INFLUENCE. expose-news.com As a result of his vast wealth both "Bill Gates & the Gates Foundation directly & aggressively seek to influence any field he chooses. "There are few people on Earth richer or …

ecns.cn (2024-02-24). Speedier Customs clearances to propel consumption, trade. ecns.cn With China creating more favorable conditions to boost both domestic consumption and foreign trade, the country's Customs authorities have implemented a number of innovative measures to expedite Customs clearances for foreign goods.

Patrick Bond (2024-02-24). The BRICS New Development Bank & Sub-Imperialism: Working within, not against, global financial power. cadtm.org

albawaba (2024-02-24). Nestle reports sharp profit decline in middle east since October 7th. albawaba.com ALBAWABA – Nestle CEO Mark Schneider has discussed the apparent consumer boycott of Western brands in the Middle East in response to recent events in the region.Schneider's comments followed the release of the company's annual financial results, which prompted an analysis of how the regional developments affected the market dynamics.He said, "Since the tragic events of October 7th in the Middle East and certain Asian countries, there has been a discernible hesitation among consumers, particularly when it comes to embracing global and Western brands."Schneider stressed that rather than being directly directed at t…

Wang Wen (2024-02-24). In a world engulfed by war, China is holding out for peace. scmp.com The many conflicts around the world could be seen as a new, albeit fragmented, world war in a period marked by political instability, increased military spending and a decline in trust in traditional conflict resolution mechanisms. China does not want to be the global cop, but is committed to peace.

albawaba (2024-02-24). Navigate Crypto: How to Buy and Sell Bitcoin. albawaba.com In the changing world of finance, cryptocurrencies have emerged as a form of investment with Bitcoin at the forefront. Whether you are captivated by its potential as an investment opportunity or intrigued by its underlying technology entering the realm of buying and selling, Bitcoin may seem overwhelming for newcomers. This detailed guide will lead you through the seps of how to buy and sell Bitcoin. | Navigate the World of Cryptocurrency; A Guide on How to Buy and Sell Bitcoin | : Before diving into the intricacies of purchasing and selling Bitcoin, it is important to understand and know the basics. Often…

newarab (2024-02-24). Ras al-Hekma: Egypt signs huge $35 billion deal with UAE. newarab.com Egypt and the United Arab Emirates have struck a landmark investment partnership to develop the Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly heralded the project as "one of the biggest deals of its kind." | Addressing the…

Ana Luisa Brown (2024-02-24). UN agency calls to reduce heavy vehicle pollution. plenglish.com Their carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions have increased by 30 percent since 2000, according to a report published on Thursday. | In the document, the head of UNEP's Sustainable Mobility Unit, Rob de Jong, emphasized the need to implement ambitious regulations to curb emissions that are harmful to the environment and human health. | According to the study, heavy-duty vehicles are responsible for more than 40 percent of nitrogen oxide emissions on the roads, as well as 60 percent of PM2.5 particulate matter and 20 percent of black carbon, both of which are associated with heart and lung problems. | The situation is ag…

Nicholas Aderinto, Emmanuel Kokori, Gbolahan Olatunji (2024-02-24). Correspondence] A call for reform in Nigerian medical doctors' work hours. thelancet.com Nigeria's health-care system urgently requires reforms in the work hours of medical doctors. In September, 2023, the death of a house officer at Lagos University Teaching Hospital following a 72-h shift underscored the pressing need for these changes.1 Unlike many countries, Nigeria has no regulations safeguarding doctors from prolonged work hours. Nigerian resident doctors routinely endure a mean of 106 ∑5 h (SD 50 ∑4) weekly, with surgical residents clocking an average of 122 ∑7 h (SD 34 ∑2) weekly.

People's Dispatch. (2024-02-24). Red Books Day: 176 Years Since The Communist Manifesto Was Published. popularresistance.org February 21 marked 176 years since the publication of the Communist Manifesto, and socialists around the world marked the date by celebrating the Manifesto and all "Red Books" that shaped the world. | Throughout India, socialists celebrated the 176th anniversary of the publication of the Communist Manifesto. In Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, Communist Party of India (Marxist) Kerala State Secretary MV Govindan gave an opening speech and read from the book "Leninism and the Approach to Indian Revolution" by EMS Namboodiripad, the first Chief Minister of Kerala and former General Secretary of the CPI(M).

Javier Tolcachier (2024-02-24). Latin American and Caribbean Day of Integration has begun. pressenza.com The Latin American and Caribbean Day of Peoples' Integration inaugurated its activities with an exciting cultural event in the city of Foz do Iguaàßu, Brazil. This event brings together various organizations, movements, and political parties with the aim of addressing current and future challenges at the continental level. | The first day brought together some 4,000 activists from twenty-six countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. | In a packed hall, after the opening session, the first conference began, with speakers addressing the crisis of capitalism and the threats to peace and the sovereignty of…

Angela (2024-02-24). Friday 2/23: Virtual Teach-In: How Palestine & the U.S. Immigration Industrial Complex are Connected. indybay.org

Orinoco Tribune 2 (2024-02-24). Fatal Flaws Undermine America's Defense Industrial Base. orinocotribune.com By Brian Berletic — Feb 15, 2024 | The first-ever US Department of Defense The report lays out a multitude of problems plaguing the US DIB including a lack of surge capacity, inadequate workforce, off-shore downstream suppliers, as well as insufficient "demand signals" to motivate private industry partners…

WSWS (2024-02-24). After unions betray Quebec public sector workers' struggle: Workers must draw the political lessons. wsws.org Despite the militancy of the rank and file and immense public support, the nationalist pro-capitalist unions succeeded in running our struggle into the ground. If we are to prevail, the rank-and-file must build new organizations of struggle that fight to mobilize the social power of the working class, industrially and politically.

Joseph Essertier (2024-02-24). Peace Advocates, Beware the Biodefense Industry. dissidentvoice.org All peace advocates know that the military industrial complex needs people to live in fear in order for their propaganda to work, in order to get people into a warring mood. Well, Glenn Greenwald recently described how government officials are stoking the current Sinophobia, which could get the U.S. into a very hot war with …

albawaba (2024-02-24). Gain Insight on How to Buy Bitcoin Anonymously. albawaba.com Nowadays, privacy is highly valued and many cryptocurrency enthusiasts are eager to purchase Bitcoin without revealing their identity. While Bitcoin transactions are somewhat anonymous due to the blockchain, there are ways to boost privacy and reduce transaction traceability. Whether you are safeguarding data or simply valuing anonymity, this guide will take you through the steps of how to buy Bitcoin anonymously and discreetly. | A Guide on How to Buy Bitcoin Anonymously: | 1. Opt for Peer to Peer Exchanges: | Peer to peer (P2P) exchanges enable transactions between buyers and sellers without intermediar…

albawaba (2024-02-24). How to Buy Bitcoin with Credit Card: Guide. albawaba.com Bitcoin is the currency that has garnered worldwide interest as a valuable virtual asset. Thanks to the use of credit cards for transactions, buying Bitcoin has become easier for both investors and beginners alike. This detailed guide is here to help you smoothly learn how to buy bitcoin with credit card and navigate the process of entering the world of cryptocurrencies through credit card transactions. | Exploring the Procedure: A Step-by-Step Guide for How to Buy Bitcoin with Credit Card: | *Choose a Reliable Exchange | Your journey starts by selecting a trusted cryptocurrency exchange that allows you t…

teleSUR, JDO (2024-02-23). Se movilizan en Argentina contra ajuste neoliberal de Milei. telesurtv.net Cerca de 500 cortes en Buenos Aires y otras ciudades, desde donde también se reclama al Gobierno la entrega de alimentos para los comedores comunitarios.

teleSUR, JDO (2024-02-24). Se movilizan en Argentina contra ajuste neoliberal de Milei. telesurtv.net Cerca de 500 cortes en Buenos Aires y otras ciudades, desde donde también se reclama al Gobierno la entrega de alimentos para los comedores comunitarios.

Maxime Perriot, Sushovan Dhar (2024-02-24). Modi's India is more unequal than ever. cadtm.org

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-24). Palestine, South Africa activists to address Ecosocialism 2024. greenleft.org.au

Sara Flounders (2024-02-24). Oppose the new Cold War on China by opposing every U.S. war. workers.org Based on a talk by Sara Flounders to a webinar held on Feb. 18, 2024, Peace Delegates Report Back from China, organized by Friends of Socialist China and the International Manifesto Group. To see the webinar, go to tinyurl.com/2rv6njbj. With U.S. wars coming thick and fast, the best way to . . . |

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2024-02-18: News Headlines

albawaba (2024-02-18). Egypt starts getting rid of the US Dollar. albawaba.com ALBAWABA – Egypt has initiated a formal step within the current strategy of the BRICS group aimed at reducing its reliance on the US dollar, according to various reports.Egypt wants to use their own money more for trading instead of relying on the dollar. They say it will help them deal with financial pressures better.This move shows that Egypt, along with other countries in BRICS, is trying to change how they do business globally. They want to be less dependent on the US dollar, especially with all the problems happening in the US economy.According to "Watcher Guru", this decision reflects a broader trend among…

Angela (2024-02-18). Wednesday 2/28: Virtual Meeting: Local Peace Economy. indybay.org

ecns.cn (2024-02-18). Record figures point to robust holiday travel. ecns.cn A growing number of indicators highlighted a bustling holiday travel and consumption peak in China, continuing a tourism boom since the beginning of 2024 that has lifted expectations for China's economic recovery.

ecns.cn (2024-02-18). China's outbound tourism thrives during Chinese New Year holidays. ecns.cn China witnessed explosive growth in outbound tourism during this year's Spring Festival holidays (February 10-17), notably surpassing the figures for 2019.

albawaba (2024-02-18). Biden drinks from tap water in Palestine to prove it's chemical-free. albawaba.com ALBAWABA – US President Joe Biden visited East Palestine, Ohio, to show support for the community hit by a chemical accident last year. Despite some people being upset about his late visit, Biden wanted to prove that the tap water in the area is safe. So, he took a sip of tap water and coffee while he was there.During his visit to Ohio, Biden checked out the town, met with local businesses, and talked with people who live there.Biden said they're working on ways to help the town get better, like with programs to boost the economy. Even though some folks weren't happy he didn't come sooner, Biden made a point to s…

eng.belta.by (2024-02-18). Belarusian Belavia launches direct flight from Brest to Moscow. eng.belta.by Flights from Brest to Moscow (Sheremetyevo) will be operated twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays, by Embraer 175 aircraft with comfortable economy and business class cabins. The flight from Brest to the Russian capital takes 1 hour 45 minutes.

Medriva Correspondents (2024-02-18). Saudi Arabia's Sustainable Vision: Diversification through Sports and Green Initiatives. medriva.com Over the years, Saudi Arabia has been synonymous with oil wealth. However, this narrative is steadily changing as the country vigorously invests in a diversified economy, with a particular focus on sports and green initiatives. This vision aligns with the country's Vision 2030 plan, which aims to steer the nation away from its reliance on…

ecns.cn (2024-02-18). Shanghai sees growth of consumption during Spring Festival holiday. ecns.cn Shanghai saw strong growth of consumption with people visiting from outside the city during the eight-day Spring Festival holiday, a proof of the economic vitality of the special location, according to official sources.

Pavel López Lazo (2024-02-18). Haitian Foundation describes children situation as catastrophic. plenglish.com Port-au-Prince, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) The Zanmi Timoun Foundation described the situation of children in Haiti as catastrophic, where children are being directly affected by the economic, political and social crisis in the country.

eng.belta.by (2024-02-18). Belarus, Oman intend to intensify business ties. eng.belta.by Director of the National Center for Marketing Nikolai Borisevich held a meeting with Ambassador of the Sultanate of Oman to the Russian Federation and concurrently to the Republic of Belarus Hamood bin Salim bin Abdullah Altowaiya on 17 February.

eng.belta.by (2024-02-18). Belarusian automaker MAZ expands service network in Russia. eng.belta.by Director of the MAZ Service Center Aleksei Grishkevich presented a certificate of the authorized service station to the Surgutdrive company. At the moment, this company is being accredited for the status of an official dealer of OAO MAZ, managing company of the holding company BelavtoMAZ.

Labor Archives & Research Center (2024-02-18). Wednesday 2/28: Fields of Struggle: Agricultural Laborers in California, 1939-1966 38th Annual Program. indybay.org Special Collections, Room 460 (4th Floor), J. Paul Leonard Library, San Francisco State University…

Labor Video Projectt (2024-02-18). SF City Worker Rally Against Outsourcing, Union Busting At SF General Hospital. indybay.org Hundreds of San Franciscoo city workers marched and rallied at SF General Hospital to demand an end to outsourcing and union busting by Breed and City bosses.

Lisa Xu, Labor Notes. (2024-02-18). Strikes And A Boycott Win A Better Deal From Macy's. popularresistance.org Fans of the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade may have noticed one glaring omission in its cast of charismatic balloons and floats: Scabby the Rat, who for some reason, has never been invited. | But what employer wouldn't want a reminder from Scabby—"an imposing 12-foot inflatable rat, replete with red eyes, fangs, and claws," as the National Labor Relations Board puts it—to stay on its best behavior? | Macy's workers in northwest Washington rectified this last year by prominently featuring Scabby when they launched a strike and boycott campaign against the retailer over low wages and safety issues. Scabby w…

ToBlome, Popular Resistance. (2024-02-18). Report Back From Shut Down Travis Action: No US Weapons for Genocide. popularresistance.org A growing coalition of peace & justice organizations from Northern California are collaborating to nonviolently impede the U.S. role in Israel's ongoing genocide in Gaza. The newly formed campaign, called "Shut Down Travis," is organizing regular actions to peacefully impede "business as usual" at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, CA, where U.S. weapons are transported to Israel. It began on December 28, when activists, working together, successfully closed down all 4 gates for 1-4 hours ea. at Travis AFB. NO US WEAPONS for GENOCIDE! 14 activists were ultimately arrested at two gates, and later cited and r…

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-18). As Israel continues its genocide in Gaza, protesters demand Labor cut ties. greenleft.org.au

albawaba (2024-02-18). Judge laughing verdict on Donald Trump $364 million fraud case sparks outrage. albawaba.com A New York judge who ordered former President Donald Trump to pay $364 million in a civil fraud case has sparked outrage among Trump's supporters and critics alike after he shrugged, laughed and smirked to the camera in court.Judge Arthur Engoron, who presided over the 2 Ω-month trial, issued a blistering decision that accused Trump and his company of engaging in a "yearslong scheme to dupe banks and others with financial statements that inflated the former president's wealth".Engoron also barred Trump from serving as an officer or director of any New York corporation or other legal entity for three years.N…

teleSUR (2024-02-17). Trump to Pay $364 Million in Penalty for Financial Fraud. telesurenglish.net The former president Donald Trump, will pay a penalty of more than 350 million dollars for to dupe banks and others with financial statements that inflated the former president's wealth of his family business, the Trump Organization, a judge in New York ruled on Friday. | RELATED: | "Frauds found here jump off the page and shock the conscience," wrote Judge Arthur Engoron in his decision, who banned Trump and two ot…

presstv.ir (2024-02-18). Indian police fire tear gas at farmers as protests enter 4th day. presstv.ir Indian police fired tear gas at farmers demanding higher prices for their crops on Friday, as the protests entered their fourth day…

albawaba (2024-02-18). Trump ordered to pay $364 Million in civil fraud case. albawaba.com ALBAWABA – New York judge has ruled that Donald Trump has to pay a huge amount of money, $364 million, because he lied about how much his stuff was worth on financial papers.This all started with a lawsuit from the New York Attorney General, who said Trump and his friends made up numbers to make their business deals better and to make Trump seem richer than he really was.The judge found Trump and his friends guilty of lying on purpose about their money, so now they have to pay up. Trump has to pay most of it, about $354.9 million, while his sons have to pay a bit less, and the former CFO has to pay $1 million.On…

Peggy Sito (2024-02-18). Saudi Arabian conglomerate Ajlan eyes 'mega deals' with Chinese companies in tech, new energy, petrochemical sectors. scmp.com The private conglomerate headquartered in Riyadh aims to make strategic investments by acquiring equity stakes, providing financial expertise, and offering legal advice to leading players in these industries.

Ayanna Amadi (2024-02-18). Declining Private Equity Investments in Medicare Advantage: Analyzing the Shift and Its Implications. medriva.com

akweb.de (2024-02-18). Talking to the left. indybay.org Developing a common transformational project and building counter-power remains the central task of the left. Especially in areas of social infrastructure, such as housing and healthcare, profit maximization has a particularly devastating effect. The strategy of socialization, i.e. the transfer of private property into democratic structures, can provide orientation here.

Greg Ruiters, Patrick Bond (2024-02-18). South Africa's failed infrastructure privatisation and deregulation. cadtm.org Introduction
| The South African state is commonly said to be 'failing' — not only because yet again at the end of 2023, a recession hit. An alleged fiscal crisis, in the form of a public debt to GDP ratio in excess of 70 percent (mostly due to Covid-19 revenue shrinkage), prevents the kind of institutional rescue and expansion of infrastructure and services typical of prior eras of developmental- or welfare-state construction.
| A typical articulation of the terrain of infrastructure financing (…) | – |

Sewar Elejla (2024-02-18). Israel wages war on reproductive rights in Gaza. electronicintifada.net Joe Biden preaches gender equity, while enabling a massive assault on women's health.

Andrés Madrid, Andrés Tapia (2024-02-18). Capitalism and drug trafficking in Ecuador: Two sides of the same coin. cadtm.org

Colin Todhunter (2024-02-18). Farmers' Protest in India Reignites: A Struggle for the Future of Food and Agriculture. dissidentvoice.org In 2021, after a year-long protest, India's farmers brought about the repeal of three farm laws that were intended to 'liberalise' the agriculture sector. Now, in 2024, farmers are again protesting. The underlying issues and the facilitation of the neoliberal corporatisation of farming that sparked the previous protest remain and have not been resolved. The …

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2024-02-17: News Headlines

Usman Ayub Awan, Xingyi Guo, Aamer Ali Khattak, Usman Hassan, Suliman Khan (2024-02-17). Correspondence] Economic crises and cancer care in Pakistan—timely action saves lives. thelancet.com Cancer treatment is often ignored during economic crises; Sri Lankans are still striving to stabilise their health-care system.1 Currently, the health systems in low-income and middle-income countries are least prepared to operate independently in emergencies and combat global cancer inequities. Alarmingly, in Pakistan, political turmoil has contributed to a catastrophic decline in the economy and looming bankruptcy.2 Being the world's fifth most populous country (with a population of >232 million people), due to depleting reserves, rising inflation, and calamitous recent floods, the value of currency in Pakis…

Angela (2024-02-16). Wednesday 2/28: Virtual Meeting: Local Peace Economy. indybay.org

ecns.cn (2024-02-16). Open-air markets bolster Beijing's street vending economy. ecns.cn Spring Festival decorations such as lanterns and couplets are sold at the Shahe Market on Jan 7."Together, we have located more such markets in the suburbs of Beijing, and I am planning to visit them one by one.""ÄÄ"ÄÄA visitor gets a taste of the market.

ecns.cn (2024-02-16). International experts expect further advances in China | Spring Festival Goes Global. ecns.cn As the world celebrates the coming of the Year of the Dragon, global experts send their greetings."China has made the right kinds of investments for the real economy to prosper," said David Blair, vice president and senior economist at the Center for China and Globalization, in an interview with China News Network. He expects the Chinese economy to grow further over the next decade.

ecns.cn (2024-02-16). International experts expect the Chinese economy to flourish with more technological breakthroughs | Spring Festival Goes Global. ecns.cn As the world celebrates the coming of the Year of the Dragon, global experts send their greetings. Rana Mitter, ST Lee Chair in US-Asia Relations at the Harvard Kennedy School, expects the Chinese economy to prosper in the years to come by opening markets, maintaining regional stability, and deepening cooperation.

Ellen Brown, Scheer Post. (2024-02-16). Defusing The Derivatives Time Bomb: Some Proposed Solutions. popularresistance.org This is a sequel to a Jan. 15 article titled "Casino Capitalism and the Derivatives Market: Time for Another 'Lehman Moment'?", discussing the threat of a 2024 "black swan" event that could pop the derivatives bubble. That bubble is now over ten times the GDP of the world and is so interconnected and fragile that an unanticipated crisis could trigger the collapse not just of the bubble but of the economy. To avoid that result, in the event of the bankruptcy of a major financial institution, derivative claimants are put first in line to grab the assets — not just the deposits of customers but their stocks an…

presstv.ir (2024-02-16). UK falls into recession in huge blow to PM Sunak. presstv.ir Britain's economy fell into a recession, a tough backdrop ahead of election for PM Rishi Sunak .

Ramya Vijaya (2024-02-16). Immigrants do Work that Might Not Otherwise Get Done, Bolstering the US economy. counterpunch.org Although Congress is failing to pass laws to restrict the number of migrants arriving in the U.S., a majority of Americans — about 6 in 10 — believe there's an immigration crisis along the Mexico-U.S. border. Politicians who want fewer people to move here often cast those arriving without prior authorization as a burden on

Roger D. Harris (2024-02-16). Why the US Is Reimposing Sanctions on Venezuela. dissidentvoice.org Even the US business magazine Forbes expressed surprise at the reimposition of US sanctions on Venezuela's gold sales and its threat to do the same with oil. The oil sanctions especially, if reinstated, would precipitate higher gas prices and further debilitate the Venezuelan economy, forcing more people to leave the country out of economic necessity. …

albawaba (2024-02-17). Tucker Carlson mocks US amid visiting Russia's affordable, clean Moscow grocery store. albawaba.com Tucker Carlson, the former Fox News host and outspoken defender of Vladimir Putin, has sparked controversy with his latest video from Moscow, where he is reportedly preparing to interview the Russian president.In the video, Carlson claims that he was "radicalized" by visiting a grocery store in Moscow and finding low prices and abundant food, despite the US sanctions on Russia over its invasion of Ukraine."We've been told sanctions on Russia have had a devastating effect on its economy. We visited a grocery store in Moscow and found a very different situation," Carlson says in the video, which he posted on his X…

Alina Ramos Martin (2024-02-17). Lack of support to vulnerable sectors will be denounced in Argentina. plenglish.com Buenos Aires, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) The Argentine movement Somos Barrios de Pie confirmed that it will hold a protest in front of the Ministry of Economy to denounce the lack of support from the Government in the face of the existing food emergency.

ecns.cn (2024-02-17). Open-air markets bolster Beijing's street vending economy. ecns.cn Spring Festival decorations such as lanterns and couplets are sold at the Shahe Market on Jan 7."Together, we have located more such markets in the suburbs of Beijing, and I am planning to visit them one by one.""ÄÄ"ÄÄA visitor gets a taste of the market.

ecns.cn (2024-02-17). International experts expect further advances in China | Spring Festival Goes Global. ecns.cn As the world celebrates the coming of the Year of the Dragon, global experts send their greetings."China has made the right kinds of investments for the real economy to prosper," said David Blair, vice president and senior economist at the Center for China and Globalization, in an interview with China News Network. He expects the Chinese economy to grow further over the next decade.

ecns.cn (2024-02-17). International experts expect the Chinese economy to flourish with more technological breakthroughs | Spring Festival Goes Global. ecns.cn As the world celebrates the coming of the Year of the Dragon, global experts send their greetings. Rana Mitter, ST Lee Chair in US-Asia Relations at the Harvard Kennedy School, expects the Chinese economy to prosper in the years to come by opening markets, maintaining regional stability, and deepening cooperation.

Ellen Brown (2024-02-17). Defusing the Derivatives Time Bomb: Some Proposed Solutions. dissidentvoice.org The "protected class" is granted "safe harbor" only because their bets are so risky that to let them fail could crash the economy. But why let them bet at all? This is a sequel to a January 15 article titled "Casino Capitalism and the Derivatives Market: Time for Another 'Lehman Moment'?", discussing the threat of …

Janine Jackson, Fairness, Accuracy in Reporting (2024-02-17). It's Important To Focus On Companies Using Inflation To Jack Up Prices. popularresistance.org If you buy groceries, you know that prices are high. And if you read the paper, you've probably heard that prices are high because of, well, "inflation," and "shocks to the supply chain," and other language you understand, but don't quite understand. | One article told me that | economists see pandemic-related spending meant to stabilize the economy as a factor, along with war-impacted supply chains and steps taken by the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates | —all of which may be true, but still doesn't really help me see why four sticks of butter now cost $8. | Not to mention that the same piece talks…

Ahmed Adel (2024-02-16). The British Economy Struggles while Billions of Pounds of Military Aid Are Funnelled to Ukraine. globalresearch.ca

Janine (2024-02-16). Strategic integrated projects. sanews.gov.za Strategic integrated projects | By Nomonde Mnukwa | It is often said that water is life, and this is indeed the case as no life can be sustained without water. However, very few people give a second thought about the infrastructure required to ensure clean, drinkable water. | In South Africa government is undertaking a massive infrastructure investment and build programme in the form of Strategic Integrated Projects (SIPs), which are aimed at improving the quality of life for all South Africans. | Government is working to transform key sectors of our economy such as electricity, rail, ports and telecommunications…

UN Secretary-General (2024-02-17). Outlining Existential Challenges Facing World, Secretary-General Stresses Need for 'Global Economy That Works for Everyone, Everywhere', in Remarks to Security Forum. reliefweb.int Countries: Libya, Myanmar, occupied Palestinian territory, Sudan, Ukraine, World, Yemen | Source: UN Secretary-General | SG/SM/22135 | Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres' remarks to the Munich Security Conference today: | It's a pleasure to be here in Munich. | As the title of our discussion implies, today's global order is not working for everyone. In fact, I would go further and say: it's not working for anyone. | Our world is facing existential challenges, but the global community is more fragmented and divided than at any time during the past 75 years. | Even the cold war era was, in some…

albawaba (2024-02-17). Egypt starts getting rid of the US Dollar. albawaba.com ALBAWABA – Egypt has initiated a formal step within the current strategy of the BRICS group aimed at reducing its reliance on the US dollar, according to various reports.Egypt wants to use their own money more for trading instead of relying on the dollar. They say it will help them deal with financial pressures better.This move shows that Egypt, along with other countries in BRICS, is trying to change how they do business globally. They want to be less dependent on the US dollar, especially with all the problems happening in the US economy.According to "Watcher Guru", this decision reflects a broader trend among…

Angela (2024-02-17). Wednesday 2/28: Virtual Meeting: Local Peace Economy. indybay.org

albawaba (2024-02-16). Tucker Carlson mocks US amid visiting Russia's affordable, clean Moscow grocery store. albawaba.com Tucker Carlson, the former Fox News host and outspoken defender of Vladimir Putin, has sparked controversy with his latest video from Moscow, where he is reportedly preparing to interview the Russian president.In the video, Carlson claims that he was "radicalized" by visiting a grocery store in Moscow and finding low prices and abundant food, despite the US sanctions on Russia over its invasion of Ukraine."We've been told sanctions on Russia have had a devastating effect on its economy. We visited a grocery store in Moscow and found a very different situation," Carlson says in the video, which he posted on his X…

ecns.cn (2024-02-16). Insights丨Former official of WEF: China's economic shift promising through sustainable development. ecns.cn Claude Smadja, Former Managing Director of the World Economic Forum, noted during an exclusive interview with China News Network that China has achieved tremendous progress in many areas including artificial intelligence, e-commerce, and electric cars.

Ileana Ferrer Fonte (2024-02-16). ECLAC launches Observatory to support digital development processes. plenglish.com Santiago, Chile, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) virtually launched the Digital Development Observatory (ODD) in Chile on Thursday to measure the progress of countries in the use of modern technologies.

Javier Arana Villasusa (2024-02-16). Panamanian reports exodos of students from private to public sector. plenglish.com Panama, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Reports from Panama's Ministry of Education (Meduca) confirm the growing exodus of students from private schools to the public sector, mainly due to economic factors.

Rhoda Wilson (2024-02-16). Here's how they are forcing us to stay prisoners in our homes. expose-news.com In his 2023 book 'They want your money and your life', Dr. Vernon Coleman offers an in-depth analysis of the economic and social chaos which now faces every nation and every citizen. …

WSWS (2024-02-16). Mounting economic problems for Chinese government. wsws.org This year's National People's Congress will be particularly significant because the Xi Jinping regime confronts a worsening economic situation with no sign of a turnaround in sight.

ecns.cn (2024-02-17). Insights丨Former official of WEF: China's economic shift promising through sustainable development. ecns.cn Claude Smadja, Former Managing Director of the World Economic Forum, noted during an exclusive interview with China News Network that China has achieved tremendous progress in many areas including artificial intelligence, e-commerce, and electric cars.

GABIK (2024-02-16). Call for women economic empowerment to end GBV. sanews.gov.za Call for women economic empowerment to end GBV | Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities Deputy Minister, Nokuzola Tolashe, has called for the socio-economic empowerment of women, youth, and people with disabilities to end gender-based violence (GBV). | "Socio-economic challenges for women, youth and persons with disabilities remain persistent to this day and it is for the same reason that the department calls for 40% preferential procurement in the public sector," Tolashe said. | She made the remarks after President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered the State of the Nation Address, which highlighted myriad achieveme…

Luis Chirino (2024-02-16). Cuba's fuel shortage. america.cgtn.com For the past three years, Cubans have endured an economic crisis that includes a lack of electricity and fuel shortages. It's been particularly tough in the last few of months with frequent power outages that have had an economic impact on much of the population. | CGTN's Luis Chirino reports on the energy shortage in the Caribbean nation.

Pranjal Pandey (2024-02-16). Pakistan election aftermath: Coalition government, economic challenges, and the struggle for substantive solutions. peoplesdispatch.org Pakistan's recent elections led to a PML-N and PPP coalition, overshadowed by economic challenges and a focus on personalities. However, the overarching question persists: can these parties provide a substantial alternative for the people?

Alvaro J Idrovo (2024-02-17). Correspondence] Successful local science in low-income and middle-income countries. thelancet.com Richard Horton's Offline about the north—south differences in science are eloquent of a reality that we live with daily at universities in countries with little financial support for research.1 Although some contributions to elite science, ie, science with high global impact and real new knowledge, originated from researchers from low-income and middle-income countries, they hardly amount to a minimum proportion of scientific and technological advances. A good example is the Nobel prize,2 for which rich countries have most of the prizes in science, leaving countries with few financial resources the prizes f…

Rashmi D'Souza, Barsha Prakash, Nirala Kumari Yadav, Oliver Ross, Kalpana Subedi (2024-02-17). Correspondence] Small vulnerable newborns in Nepal: the need for data. thelancet.com The Lancet Series on small vulnerable newborns (SVNs) highlights a key issue in Nepal and across low-income and middle-income countries: the inconsistent data impede the ability of health systems to deliver care proactively and proportionately. We would like to share the complexities of the current system in Nepal and suggested solutions.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-16). World Cancer Day: Making a commitment to close the cancer care gap. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) recognizes World Cancer Day annually on February 4. The UICC's 2024 theme for World Cancer Day is "Close the Care Gap." The care gap is the gap between people who can obtain healthcare related to the prevention, early detection, diagnosis and treatment of cancer and those who cannot. The factors that create this gap include income, education and geographical location barriers. Discrimination based on ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, age,…

Staff (2024-02-16). Income Tax dept freezes Congress' accounts, party cries foul. muslimmirror.com New Delhi : The Income Tax department has frozen the Congress' main bank accounts on "flimsy grounds", treasurer Ajay Maken claimed on Friday and said this has affected all political activity of the party barely two weeks before general elections are announced. The party is unable to use even the funds received under its crowdfunding …

WSWS (2024-02-16). Health workers prominent at Australian protests against Gaza genocide: "I'd never vote Labor again" wsws.org "They're not all that different from the Liberal Party. Labor has become a non-labour party."

Asa Winstanley (2024-02-17). New Labour MP is married to former Israeli spy recruiter. electronicintifada.net Damien Egan's ex-soldier husband Yossi Felberbaum recruited Unit 8200 officers.

krish-rad_ind (2024-02-16). Forget Elections. Build Your Union. inthesetimes.com

Labor Video Project (2024-02-16). Flight Attendants Rally Globally To Demand Living Wages & Contract For 100,000 Workers. indybay.org Hundreds of flight attendants from all major unions rallied globally on February 13, 2023. At SFO they marched and spoke out abut their struggle for living wages. While the airlines are making billions they have taken pay cuts.

Leslie Josephs, Portside. (2024-02-16). Pilots Got Their Payday; Now Flight Attendants Push For Higher Wages. popularresistance.org Airline pilots won pay raises worth billions of dollars in new labor deals last year. Flight attendants are now pushing for similar improvements. | Flight attendants from United Airlines, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Alaska Airlines and others picketed Tuesday at dozens of airports around the U.S., demanding higher wages and a better quality of life. | "We have been in a period of austerity for 20 years, and it's time the industry paid up," said Sara Nelson, president of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, which represents cabin crews at United, Spirit, Frontier and others. | The demonstrations ma…

Steve Early, Popular Resistance. (2024-02-16). The AFL-CIO Can Be Reformed, Locally And From The Bottom-Up! popularresistance.org Changing the leadership, structure, or functioning of any U.S. labor organization is no easy task. Activists and experts have long argued about whether dysfunctional unions are best reformed from the top-down, bottom-up, or some mix of the two approaches. | For the past 65 years, the main locus of union democracy and reform struggles in the U.S. has been local unions, which hold leadership elections every three years and are closest to the membership. Thousands of rank-and-file workers have campaigned for more militant unionism by running for and winning local office. | Some have had the backing of national netwo…

Steve Early (2024-02-16). The AFL-CIO can be Reformed, Locally and from the Bottom-Up! counterpunch.org Changing the leadership, structure, or functioning of any U.S. labor organization is no easy task. Activists and experts have long argued about whether dysfunctional unions are best reformed from the top-down, bottom up, or some mix of the two approaches. For the past 65 years, the main locus of union democracy and reform struggles in the

Unitarian Universalists of SF (2024-02-16). Sunday 3/10: Fred Glass "California Labor: Yesterday & Today" indybay.org 1187 Franklin Street, San Francisco CA 94109 | Join Zoom Meeting | zoom.us/j/91759639495?pwd=ZkViMWRyblZpRS8rTjdYSjBOTVQ2dz09

WSWS (2024-02-16). On Verdi: Lufthansa's "house union" wsws.org In the current contract negotiations with Lufthansa, the warning strikes organised by Verdi have been organized to "blow off steam" to provide space for their collaboration with management to continue undisturbed.

Elizabeth Donald, Portside. (2024-02-17). Unions Added 139,000 Members In 2023, But Density Remains Stubbornly Low. popularresistance.org Unions added 139,000 more workers in historic gains in 2023, but union density remains stubbornly low, with only 10 percent of American workers represented by a union as of the end of the year, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. | This is an all-time low and a big surprise to many, given the historic strikes by auto workers, Hollywood creatives and Kaiser healthcare workers, according to a Washington Post analysis. | Union density vs. union membership is a frustrating comparison. Even with the historic membership growth, the country added 2.7 million jobs in 2023, many of them non-union, meaning the membe…

presstv.ir (2024-02-17). 'US, allies' academia collaborated with Iran university on drone research'. presstv.ir Report says academics from prestigious universities in the US, the UK, and Australia collaborated with a prominent Iranian university on drone research.

tvbrics (2024-02-17). UAE, Brazil and Cuba announce food security initiative. tvbrics.com It is part of a collaborative effort to develop sustainable food systems, agriculture and promote climate action…

Farooque Chowdhury (2024-02-16). Interview with Michael D. Yates on Labor—Organization, Negotiation, and Education (Parts 3 — 4). mronline.org Begin by Asking Questions about One's Own Life Circumstances.

Farooque Chowdhury (2024-02-16). Interview with Michael D. Yates on Labor—Organization, Negotiation, and Education (Parts 3 -4). mronline.org Begin by Asking Questions about One's Own Life Circumstances.

krish-rad_ind (2024-02-17). Strikes and a Boycott Win a Better Deal from Macy's. labornotes.org

Unitarian Universalists of SF (2024-02-17). Sunday 3/10: Fred Glass "California Labor: Yesterday & Today" indybay.org 1187 Franklin Street, San Francisco CA 94109 | Join Zoom Meeting | zoom.us/j/91759639495?pwd=ZkViMWRyblZpRS8rTjdYSjBOTVQ2dz09

Alina Ramos Martin (2024-02-16). Argentine Government is blamed for Wage Council's failure. plenglish.com Buenos Aires, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The leader of the General Confederation of Labor (CGT) Héctor Daer accused the Argentine government and business people of the failure of negotiations on the Minimum, Vital and Mobile Wage Council.

albawaba (2024-02-17). Judge laughing verdict on Donald Trump $364 million fraud case sparks outrage. albawaba.com A New York judge who ordered former President Donald Trump to pay $364 million in a civil fraud case has sparked outrage among Trump's supporters and critics alike after he shrugged, laughed and smirked to the camera in court.Judge Arthur Engoron, who presided over the 2 Ω-month trial, issued a blistering decision that accused Trump and his company of engaging in a "yearslong scheme to dupe banks and others with financial statements that inflated the former president's wealth".Engoron also barred Trump from serving as an officer or director of any New York corporation or other legal entity for three years.N…

Gabisile (2024-02-16). SA records an increase in research and development expenditure after COVID-19. sanews.gov.za SA records an increase in research and development expenditure after COVID-19 | Gross domestic expenditure on research and development (GERD) has increased in real terms for the first time in four years. | GERD as a percentage of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) reached 0.62% in 2021/22, up from 0.60% in the previous year, indicating a slight improvement in research and development (R&D) intensity. | This represents a 6.9% year-on-year increase from R25.965 billion in 2020/21 to R27.756 billion in 2021/22, in terms of 2015 prices. | This is according to the latest South African National Survey of Research and Exp…

People's Dispatch. (2024-02-16). Greek Farmers Continue Their Protest. popularresistance.org The protesting farmers in Greece decided to continue their agitations across the country with demands such as duty-free agricultural diesel, reduced electricity costs, and subsidies on supplies and animal feed, as negotiations with the government on February 13 yielded no results. A week-long protest, including rallies and blockades in major motorways across Greece, forced the New Democracy (ND) government to call the farmers' groups for negotiations on Tuesday. | The farmer's unions rejected the meager concessions on electricity prices offered by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis. They demanded effective measur…

Sonali Kolhatkar (2024-02-16). Drug Prices Should be Controlled. counterpunch.org Pharmaceutical companies are angry with Bernie Sanders. The Vermont senator has vowed to force pharma CEOs to publicly answer for why their drug prices are so much higher in the United States than in other nations. Brazenly, the CEOs of Johnson & Johnson and Merck initially refused. An attorney for Johnson & Johnson accused the senator of

presstv.ir (2024-02-17). Indian police fire tear gas at farmers as protests enter 4th day. presstv.ir Indian police fired tear gas at farmers demanding higher prices for their crops on Friday, as the protests entered their fourth day…

Editor (2024-02-16). What's driving the rise in grocery prices—and what the Government can do about it. mronline.org Skyrocketing grocery prices in America highlight how precarious our supply chains are, giving corporations ample opportunity to take advantage of consumers in the midst of minor supply shocks and major global crises. Unless we aggressively confront climate change, corporate consolidation, and profiteering, food prices will remain high and continue to climb.

Javier Arana Villasusa (2024-02-17). Difficult agricultural negotiations expected at international forum. plenglish.com Geneva, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) The next ministerial conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) might be the scene of difficult agricultural negotiations, given the current military confrontations, inflation and rising food prices, an expert said.

presstv.ir (2024-02-16). Indian police fire tear gas at farmers as protests enter 4th day. presstv.ir Indian police fired tear gas at farmers demanding higher prices for their crops on Friday, as the protests entered their fourth day…

Eric Toussaint (2024-02-16). Why the Marshall Plan ? cadtm.org In July 2024, the World Bank and the IMF will be 80 years old. 80 years of financial neo-colonialism and the imposition of austerity policies in the name of debt repayment. 80 years is enough! The Bretton Woods institutions must be abolished and replaced by democratic institutions serving an ecological, feminist and anti-racist bifurcation. To mark these 80 years, we are republishing a series of articles every Wednesday until July, looking in detail at the history and damage caused by these (…) | – | / |

albawaba (2024-02-17). Horoscope Today, February 17, 2024. albawaba.com ALBAWABA Today's horoscope, February 17, 2024, offers insights into the cosmic energies influencing each zodiac sign, guiding individuals through their day with clarity and foresight.Horoscope Today Saturday, February 17, 2024Aries (March 21 – April 19): | Your dynamic energy is on full display today, Aries. Channel this vitality into your projects and pursuits, but be mindful not to overlook important details. Stay focused to make the most of the opportunities that come your way.Taurus (April 20 – May 20): | Financial matters may require your attention today, Taurus. Take a practical approach to budgeting and lo…

News Desk, The Cradle. (2024-02-17). UNRWA Will Face 'Negative Cashflow' If US-Led Blockade Continues. popularresistance.org The severe funding crisis facing the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), thanks to US-led cuts, is expected to worsen significantly in the coming months. | UNRWA Chief Philippe Lazzarini asked the countries that recently suspended financial support for UNRWA to "urgently rescind that decision" during a news conference in Ireland on 15 February. | "Our operation will start to be compromised as from March, but April will be really the month where we will be under deep, deep, deep negative cashflow," Lazzarini said, emphasizing that the agency is facing an "existential threat.

EDWIN (2024-02-16). Festive Season crime operations yield results. sanews.gov.za Festive Season crime operations yield results | Police Minister Bheki Cele says police went into the festive season well equipped to take on the task of tackling crime. | "For the third quarter (of this financial year), which includes the festive season, police officers were adequately resourced to deal decisively with criminals in all forms and shapes. | "We came into this festive period well prepared. We unleashed our Safer Festive Season operational plan on the 13th of October 2023, where we deployed various policing interventions," Cele said. | Speaking at a media briefing in Pretoria to release the quarterly…

albawaba (2024-02-17). Trump ordered to pay $364 Million in civil fraud case. albawaba.com ALBAWABA – New York judge has ruled that Donald Trump has to pay a huge amount of money, $364 million, because he lied about how much his stuff was worth on financial papers.This all started with a lawsuit from the New York Attorney General, who said Trump and his friends made up numbers to make their business deals better and to make Trump seem richer than he really was.The judge found Trump and his friends guilty of lying on purpose about their money, so now they have to pay up. Trump has to pay most of it, about $354.9 million, while his sons have to pay a bit less, and the former CFO has to pay $1 million.On…

Eric Toussaint (2024-02-17). Why the Marshall Plan ? cadtm.org In July 2024, the World Bank and the IMF will be 80 years old. 80 years of financial neo-colonialism and the imposition of austerity policies in the name of debt repayment. 80 years is enough! The Bretton Woods institutions must be abolished and replaced by democratic institutions serving an ecological, feminist and anti-racist bifurcation. To mark these 80 years, we are republishing a series of articles every Wednesday until July, looking in detail at the history and damage caused by these (…) | – | / |

albawaba (2024-02-16). Horoscope Today, February 17, 2024. albawaba.com ALBAWABA Today's horoscope, February 17, 2024, offers insights into the cosmic energies influencing each zodiac sign, guiding individuals through their day with clarity and foresight.Horoscope Today Saturday, February 17, 2024Aries (March 21 – April 19): | Your dynamic energy is on full display today, Aries. Channel this vitality into your projects and pursuits, but be mindful not to overlook important details. Stay focused to make the most of the opportunities that come your way.Taurus (April 20 – May 20): | Financial matters may require your attention today, Taurus. Take a practical approach to budgeting and lo…

Staff (2024-02-17). Venezuela Reports Lowest Monthly Inflation in 12 Years. orinocotribune.com Caracas ( The BCV also reported that the annual accumulated inflation is about to go below t…

Nora Barrows-Friedman (2024-02-17). Watch: Gaza's doctors are champions of resistance, with Dr. Mads Gilbert. electronicintifada.net Israeli forces relentlessly attack Nasser Medical Complex in Khan Younis.

WSWS (2024-02-16). House Intelligence Committee chair sparks uproar over Russian "space weapons" wsws.org It is not clear whether Republican Mike Turner intended to pressure House Republicans to approve $60 billion in new spending on the war against Russia in Ukraine, or simply to stoke public fears like last year's "China balloon" scare.

cameron orr (2024-02-16). Detroit club members protest Big Tech's Israel investments. cpusa.org For Valentine's Day, dozens of activists and Detroit residents gathered at Grand Circus Park located downtown to demonstrate for the The demonstration aimed to highlight the relationship between the big tech m…

akweb.de (2024-02-16). Talking to the left. indybay.org Developing a common transformational project and building counter-power remains the central task of the left. Especially in areas of social infrastructure, such as housing and healthcare, profit maximization has a particularly devastating effect. The strategy of socialization, i.e. the transfer of private property into democratic structures, can provide orientation here.

WSWS (2024-02-16). Stellantis made $20 billion in 2023, as media reports temps will get no profit-sharing checks under UAW deal. wsws.org The record profits reported by Stellantis come straight off the backs of workers, who have been greeeted by a wave of layoffs in 2024.

tvbrics (2024-02-17). China's shipbuilding industry reports profit growth in 2023. tvbrics.com Shipbuilding companies accelerated digital transformation and increased their contribution to technological innovation…

akweb.de (2024-02-17). Talking to the left. indybay.org Developing a common transformational project and building counter-power remains the central task of the left. Especially in areas of social infrastructure, such as housing and healthcare, profit maximization has a particularly devastating effect. The strategy of socialization, i.e. the transfer of private property into democratic structures, can provide orientation here.

Greg Ruiters, Patrick Bond (2024-02-16). South Africa's failed infrastructure privatisation and deregulation. cadtm.org Introduction
| The South African state is commonly said to be 'failing' — not only because yet again at the end of 2023, a recession hit. An alleged fiscal crisis, in the form of a public debt to GDP ratio in excess of 70 percent (mostly due to Covid-19 revenue shrinkage), prevents the kind of institutional rescue and expansion of infrastructure and services typical of prior eras of developmental- or welfare-state construction.
| A typical articulation of the terrain of infrastructure financing (…) | – |

Save Landlines! (2024-02-16). AT&T Landlines Under Immediate Threat in California. indybay.org he California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is considering a formal request by AT&T to eliminate Carrier of Last Resort (COLR) regulations that require the company to provide landline telephone service to customers in its service area. Such a move would likely mean the end of the traditional telephone network for most residents in California, a controversial policy opposed by many consumer and safety groups, who say such a move is preposterous and that landlines are needed now more than ever, as climate emergencies worsen and the digital divide grows wider.

Greg Ruiters, Patrick Bond (2024-02-17). South Africa's failed infrastructure privatisation and deregulation. cadtm.org Introduction
| The South African state is commonly said to be 'failing' — not only because yet again at the end of 2023, a recession hit. An alleged fiscal crisis, in the form of a public debt to GDP ratio in excess of 70 percent (mostly due to Covid-19 revenue shrinkage), prevents the kind of institutional rescue and expansion of infrastructure and services typical of prior eras of developmental- or welfare-state construction.
| A typical articulation of the terrain of infrastructure financing (…) | – |

Save Landlines! (2024-02-17). AT&T Landlines Under Immediate Threat in California. indybay.org he California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is considering a formal request by AT&T to eliminate Carrier of Last Resort (COLR) regulations that require the company to provide landline telephone service to customers in its service area. Such a move would likely mean the end of the traditional telephone network for most residents in California, a controversial policy opposed by many consumer and safety groups, who say such a move is preposterous and that landlines are needed now more than ever, as climate emergencies worsen and the digital divide grows wider.

midwesternmarx (2024-02-17). A Letter to my Gazan Palestinian Son. By: Hebh Jamal>. midwesternmarx.com Dear Malik, I am sitting here in bed with you in my arms. It is 11: 59 PM, and you are fast asleep. Did you know you sleep talk? Yes at 21 months, you sleep talk. Sometimes you just chuckle and then roll to the other side, and other times you manage to touch my face and say "mama" while your eyes are closed.I am looking up at the ceiling fan and it's lying perfectly still. Our vases are on the shelves- we're not afraid of them falling. The windows are closed when w …

midwesternmarx (2024-02-17). Planned BBC smear on UK Palestinians will rely on Israeli spy source By: Asa Winstanley. midwesternmarx.com Citing Israeli "terror" allegations, the BBC plans to broadcast an attack on prominent British Palestinians in a television program presented by pro-Israel reporter John Ware.The Electronic Intifada has learned that the episode of Panorama is likely to be based partly on "confidential evidence" which has almost certainly been provided by Israeli spies.The BBC and Panorama declined to comment when asked a series of detailed questio …

midwesternmarx (2024-02-16). A Dementia Patient Is President Because It Doesn't Matter Who The President Is By: Caitlin Johnstone>. midwesternmarx.com So it turns out the dementia symptoms Biden's supporters have long dismissed as a "stutter" are actually exactly what they look like.The special counsel assigned to investigate Joe Biden for mishandling classified documents reports that investigators "uncovered evidence that President Biden willfully retained and disclosed classified materials after his vice presidency when he was a private citizen," but concludes that "no …

midwesternmarx (2024-02-16). Eyes on the South: Low intensity conflict & escalation-risk in Lebanon. By: Sammy Ismail. midwesternmarx.com Hezbollah fighter, on border guard duty, sitting astride a motorbike blocking the pathway of an Israeli Merkava tank that had broken through the electric fence into Lebanese territories, the photo was taken by Al-Manar correspondent Ali Sheaib, Jalet al-Mahafer, 2022 (Illustrated by: Mahdi Rtail, Al Mayadeen English) More than 100 days have passed since the Al-Aqsa Flood came crashing down on the colonial outpost of US imperialism in West Asia; the tide has been …

midwesternmarx (2024-02-16). "In The War Of Propaganda, It Is Very Difficult To Defeat The United States"By: Caitlin Johnstone. midwesternmarx.com One under-appreciated moment from Tucker Carlson's recent interview with Vladimir Putin came after Putin implied that NATO powers were behind the 2022 bombing of the Nord Stream pipeline. Carlson responded by asking why Putin wouldn't present evidence of this to the world, so as to "win a propaganda victory.""In the war of propaganda it is very difficult to defeat the United States because the United States controls all the world's media and many European media," Putin re …

midwesternmarx (2024-02-16). The International Court of Justice Censures Israel for Its Genocidal War. By: Vijay Prashad. midwesternmarx.com On January 26, 2024, the judges at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) released their 29-page order that found "plausible" (paragraph 54) evidence that Israel was conducting a genocide against the Palestinians of Gaza. The court intervened in that war due to South Africa's application that Israel had violated its obligations to the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (1948). South Africa came to the ICJ two months …

krish-rad_ind (2024-02-17). Pilots Got Their Payday. Now Flights Attendants Are Pushing Airlines for Higher Wages. portside.org

Andrés Madrid, Andrés Tapia (2024-02-16). Capitalism and drug trafficking in Ecuador: Two sides of the same coin. cadtm.org

WSWS (2024-02-17). The WHO and the inability of capitalism to prevent future pandemics. wsws.org The international working class must assimilate the lessons of the COVID-19 pandemic, above all the inability of capitalism to organize on a global scale to address the current pandemic and prevent future ones.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2024-02-16). Imperialism and Resistance in the Red Sea. libya360.wordpress.com Jesse Harasta Jesse Harasta describes the complex dynamics of contemporary imperialism and resistance. Understanding a world system divided into Core, Semi-Periphery and Periphery is essential to the workings of global capitalism. Harasta argues that Gulf states have engaged in an active imperial re-peripheralization of the Horn of Africa. Since the beginning of the 2023 Israeli…

Andrés Madrid, Andrés Tapia (2024-02-17). Capitalism and drug trafficking in Ecuador: Two sides of the same coin. cadtm.org

Alexandra Jacobo (2024-02-16). Fossil fuel footprint: Corals reveal industrial pollution's deep sea impact. nationofchange.org New study uncovers historical pollutants from burning fossil fuels in Mediterranean corals, highlighting human influence on marine ecosystems.

Alina Ramos Martin (2024-02-16). Ecuador announces that Russia lifted veto on banana exporters. plenglish.com The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility, Gabriela Sommerfeld, spoke on the X platform about the "good news" for the productive sector and stressed that "permanent dialogue and coordinated work bring results". | In a video shared by the Foreign Ministry, the Ecuadorian ambassador in Moscow, Juan Fernando Holguin, thanked the authorities of the Eurasian country for handling the issue from a technical point of view. | On February 2, Russia stopped the purchase of Ecuadorian bananas from five companies on the grounds of the systematic detection of the so-called humpback fly in the fruit, a pest considered…

krish-rad_ind (2024-02-17). Argentina is NOT for sale! Argentinians rise up against Milei's neoliberal plunder. liberationnews.org

Viktoriia Pihul, Federico Fuentes (2024-02-16). Ukraine: 'Two years after the invasion, normalisation of war has led to a return of politics'. greenleft.org.au Green Left's Federico Fuentes interviewed Viktoriia Pihul , a council member of Ukrainian democratic socialist organisation Social Movement, regarding the situation in Ukraine two years after the start of Russia's full-scale invasion.

A Guest Author (2024-02-17). From Kolkata, IndiaUnite to end war and save Palestine. workers.org By Provas Ghosh Provas Ghosh, general secretary of the Socialist Unity Center of India (Communist), sent this message to the Lenin Centennial, held in New York City on Jan. 21. Dear Comrades, On the occasion of the centennial of the death of the great Lenin, remembering his teachings is of . . . |

Ilan Pappé (2024-02-16). It Is Dark Before the Dawn, But Israeli Settler Colonialism Is At an End. socialistproject.ca Professor Ilan Pappé spoke at Islamic Human Rights Commission's (IHRC) annual Genocide Memorial Day in London, UK, on 21st January 2024, on the need to understand that the genocide of Palestinians we are currently witnessing, as brutal as it is, is also the demise of the so-called Jewish state. We need to be ready to imagine a new world beyond it. | The idea that Zionism is settler colonialism is not new. Palestinian scholars in the 1960s working in Beirut in the PLO Research Centre had already understood that what they were facing in Palestine was not a classical colonial project. They did not frame Israel as…

guest author (2024-02-17). Lenin, Amílcar Cabral and Palestine. workers.org Carlos Lopes Pereira, former member of the Secretariat of the liberation organization led by the late Amílcar Cabral and contributor to the newspaper Avante (organ of the Portuguese Communist Party), sent this message to the Lenin Centennial held in New York City on Jan. 21. This international anti-imperialist day marking . . . |

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albawaba (2024-02-16). Tucker Carlson mocks US amid visiting Russia's affordable, clean Moscow grocery store. albawaba.com Tucker Carlson, the former Fox News host and outspoken defender of Vladimir Putin, has sparked controversy with his latest video from Moscow, where he is reportedly preparing to interview the Russian president.In the video, Carlson claims that he was "radicalized" by visiting a grocery store in Moscow and finding low prices and abundant food, despite the US sanctions on Russia over its invasion of Ukraine."We've been told sanctions on Russia have had a devastating effect on its economy. We visited a grocery store in Moscow and found a very different situation," Carlson says in the video, which he posted on his X…

Angela (2024-02-16). Wednesday 2/28: Virtual Meeting: Local Peace Economy. indybay.org

ecns.cn (2024-02-16). Open-air markets bolster Beijing's street vending economy. ecns.cn Spring Festival decorations such as lanterns and couplets are sold at the Shahe Market on Jan 7."Together, we have located more such markets in the suburbs of Beijing, and I am planning to visit them one by one.""ÄÄ"ÄÄA visitor gets a taste of the market.

ecns.cn (2024-02-16). International experts expect further advances in China | Spring Festival Goes Global. ecns.cn As the world celebrates the coming of the Year of the Dragon, global experts send their greetings."China has made the right kinds of investments for the real economy to prosper," said David Blair, vice president and senior economist at the Center for China and Globalization, in an interview with China News Network. He expects the Chinese economy to grow further over the next decade.

ecns.cn (2024-02-16). International experts expect the Chinese economy to flourish with more technological breakthroughs | Spring Festival Goes Global. ecns.cn As the world celebrates the coming of the Year of the Dragon, global experts send their greetings. Rana Mitter, ST Lee Chair in US-Asia Relations at the Harvard Kennedy School, expects the Chinese economy to prosper in the years to come by opening markets, maintaining regional stability, and deepening cooperation.

Ellen Brown, Scheer Post. (2024-02-16). Defusing The Derivatives Time Bomb: Some Proposed Solutions. popularresistance.org This is a sequel to a Jan. 15 article titled "Casino Capitalism and the Derivatives Market: Time for Another 'Lehman Moment'?", discussing the threat of a 2024 "black swan" event that could pop the derivatives bubble. That bubble is now over ten times the GDP of the world and is so interconnected and fragile that an unanticipated crisis could trigger the collapse not just of the bubble but of the economy. To avoid that result, in the event of the bankruptcy of a major financial institution, derivative claimants are put first in line to grab the assets — not just the deposits of customers but their stocks an…

Ramya Vijaya (2024-02-16). Immigrants do Work that Might Not Otherwise Get Done, Bolstering the US economy. counterpunch.org Although Congress is failing to pass laws to restrict the number of migrants arriving in the U.S., a majority of Americans — about 6 in 10 — believe there's an immigration crisis along the Mexico-U.S. border. Politicians who want fewer people to move here often cast those arriving without prior authorization as a burden on

Roger D. Harris (2024-02-16). Why the US Is Reimposing Sanctions on Venezuela. dissidentvoice.org Even the US business magazine Forbes expressed surprise at the reimposition of US sanctions on Venezuela's gold sales and its threat to do the same with oil. The oil sanctions especially, if reinstated, would precipitate higher gas prices and further debilitate the Venezuelan economy, forcing more people to leave the country out of economic necessity. …

April Lanuza (2024-02-15). Ecuador ratifies free trade agreement with China. america.cgtn.com This month, Ecuador became the fourth Latin American country to ratify a free trade agreement with China. | Ecuador's National Assembly approved the deal, marking a significant milestone in the country's economy. | CGTN correspondent Nicolás Suárez reports on what this agreement means for Ecuador's trade relations.

April Lanuza (2024-02-15). Will Valentine's Day spending help boost the U.S. economy? america.cgtn.com The National Retail Federation predicts that consumer spending for Valentine's Day in the U.S. will reach nearly $26 billion when all the data for this year is in. | Meantime, inflation remains high and retail sales for last month dipped in what could be seen as a danger sign for the economy.

Colin Todhunter (2024-02-15). 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…

ecns.cn (2024-02-15). Open-air markets bolster Beijing's street vending economy. ecns.cn Spring Festival decorations such as lanterns and couplets are sold at the Shahe Market on Jan 7."Together, we have located more such markets in the suburbs of Beijing, and I am planning to visit them one by one.""ÄÄ"ÄÄA visitor gets a taste of the market.

ecns.cn (2024-02-15). International experts expect further advances in China | Spring Festival Goes Global. ecns.cn As the world celebrates the coming of the Year of the Dragon, global experts send their greetings."China has made the right kinds of investments for the real economy to prosper," said David Blair, vice president and senior economist at the Center for China and Globalization, in an interview with China News Network. He expects the Chinese economy to grow further over the next decade.

ecns.cn (2024-02-15). International experts expect the Chinese economy to flourish with more technological breakthroughs | Spring Festival Goes Global. ecns.cn As the world celebrates the coming of the Year of the Dragon, global experts send their greetings. Rana Mitter, ST Lee Chair in US-Asia Relations at the Harvard Kennedy School, expects the Chinese economy to prosper in the years to come by opening markets, maintaining regional stability, and deepening cooperation.

Editor (2024-02-15). Did Wall Street Just End the Class War? scheerpost.com By Les Leopold / Substack All workers can become capitalists, all workers can become rich! That's the future of the economy according to the infamous Wall Street buyout firm, KKR, (formerly Kohlberg Kravis, Roberts & Co.) Today, KKR says that the iron laws of capitalism don't have to pit workers against bosses. They claim …

presstv.ir (2024-02-16). UK falls into recession in huge blow to PM Sunak. presstv.ir Britain's economy fell into a recession, a tough backdrop ahead of election for PM Rishi Sunak .

Usman Ayub Awan, Xingyi Guo, Aamer Ali Khattak, Usman Hassan, Suliman Khan (2024-02-17). Correspondence] Economic crises and cancer care in Pakistan—timely action saves lives. thelancet.com Cancer treatment is often ignored during economic crises; Sri Lankans are still striving to stabilise their health-care system.1 Currently, the health systems in low-income and middle-income countries are least prepared to operate independently in emergencies and combat global cancer inequities. Alarmingly, in Pakistan, political turmoil has contributed to a catastrophic decline in the economy and looming bankruptcy.2 Being the world's fifth most populous country (with a population of >232 million people), due to depleting reserves, rising inflation, and calamitous recent floods, the value of currency in Pakis…

ecns.cn (2024-02-16). Insights丨Former official of WEF: China's economic shift promising through sustainable development. ecns.cn Claude Smadja, Former Managing Director of the World Economic Forum, noted during an exclusive interview with China News Network that China has achieved tremendous progress in many areas including artificial intelligence, e-commerce, and electric cars.

Dave DeCamp (2024-02-15). House Passes Bill To Work Against Countries Normalizing With Syria. news.antiwar.com On Wednesday, the House passed a bill that prohibits the US from opening diplomatic relations with the Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad and expands harsh sanctions on Syria to prevent other countries from normalizing with Syria. The Assad Regime Anti-Normalization Act passed in a vote of 389-32, demonstrating broad bipartisan support for the economic war against …

ecns.cn (2024-02-15). Insights丨Former official of WEF: China's economic shift promising through sustainable development. ecns.cn Claude Smadja, Former Managing Director of the World Economic Forum, noted during an exclusive interview with China News Network that China has achieved tremendous progress in many areas including artificial intelligence, e-commerce, and electric cars.

Gaius Baltar (2024-02-15). THE NARCISSISTIC WESTERN ELITES: AN OPERATIONS MANUAL. sonar21.com all-nazi-scum | The last few years have been years of miscalculation for the West. Big things have been planned and put into action, and failed. All the wars, all the sanctions, all domestic and economic 'initiatives', and all responses to what the adversaries have done are failing or have already failed. In fact, the failure of any venture by the West has become almost guaranteed. This has a lot of people scratching their heads — they simply can't fathom how this can happen. | At the same time the real goals of the western political class have come under increased scrutiny. Everything they do seems to b…

infobrics (2024-02-15). British media demands continued support for Ukraine despite domestic economic pains. infobrics.org UK will face long-term cost of Brexit, warns Goldman Sachs.

Mehmet àñzbaƒücƒ± (2024-02-15). The Economics Teacher of the New Generation: Cryptocurrency Ideology. mronline.org The widespread ownership of crypto currencies in countries like Turkey and Argentina has created the grounds for a very reactionary economic understanding among broad social segments, especially among young people.

nosihle (2024-02-15). Parliament prepares to host National Budget Speech. sanews.gov.za Parliament prepares to host National Budget Speech | Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana will outline all the financial, economic, and social commitments that government will prioritise in its planned expenditure during the National Budget Speech next week. | Last week, President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered the 2024 State of the Nation Address (SONA) and outlined national government's plans to tackle the country's energy crisis and other socio-economic challenges. | "The Budget Speech, among others, aims to balance economic growth and support for the vulnerable in our society, despite limited resources. Godongwana wi…

World Health Organization (2024-02-15). Yemen: Sustaining polio investments offers a high return. reliefweb.int Countries: Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Pakistan, Somalia, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Yemen | Source: World Health Organization | 15 February 2024 | A Economic and social benefits totaling an estimated US$ 289.2 billion arise from sustaining polio assets and integrating them into expanded immunization, surveillance and emergency response programmes in 8 countries…

Ileana Ferrer Fonte (2024-02-16). ECLAC launches Observatory to support digital development processes. plenglish.com Santiago, Chile, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) virtually launched the Digital Development Observatory (ODD) in Chile on Thursday to measure the progress of countries in the use of modern technologies.

Javier Arana Villasusa (2024-02-16). Panamanian reports exodos of students from private to public sector. plenglish.com Panama, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Reports from Panama's Ministry of Education (Meduca) confirm the growing exodus of students from private schools to the public sector, mainly due to economic factors.

Rhoda Wilson (2024-02-16). Here's how they are forcing us to stay prisoners in our homes. expose-news.com In his 2023 book 'They want your money and your life', Dr. Vernon Coleman offers an in-depth analysis of the economic and social chaos which now faces every nation and every citizen. …

WSWS (2024-02-16). Mounting economic problems for Chinese government. wsws.org This year's National People's Congress will be particularly significant because the Xi Jinping regime confronts a worsening economic situation with no sign of a turnaround in sight.

infobrics (2024-02-15). Russia's Novatek Sets up China Office to Market Gas Amid Sanctions. infobrics.org Russian natural gas producer Novatek is building a new China-based team to explore marketing the fuel, sources familiar with the plans said, as U.S. sanctions thwart plans for exports from its new multi-billion dollar Arctic project. The move illustrates Russian energy companies' continued pivot to Asia, especially China, after the Ukraine conflict cut off their access to markets in Europe…

CA Poor People's Campaign (2024-02-15). Saturday 3/2: Sacramento: March & Rally for Voting Rights, Poverty Justice, Living Wage & More w/ CA PPC. indybay.org California State Capitol – West Steps | 1128 L Street | Sacramento, CA 95814…

World Bank (2024-02-15). Fighting fragility: Helping half a million girls stay in school in Mozambique. reliefweb.int Country: Mozambique | Source: World Bank | Empowering girls and women is key to creating inclusive societies and reducing poverty. This is critically important in a fragile setting like Mozambique, where conflict, climate shocks, widespread gender-based violence, and high rates of child marriage and early pregnancies place an extreme burden on women and girls and, thus, on families. | Ana António (name changed for privacy), a girl from Northern Mozambique, had all the odds stacked against her. Married at the age of 13, she had to leave school, only to be abandoned by her husband with a baby in her arms shortly…

NEOB (2024-02-15). Eskom load limiting project moves to Eastern Cape town. sanews.gov.za Eskom load limiting project moves to Eastern Cape town | State power utility Eskom says it will be going live with the piloting of load limiting at Bedford in the Eastern Cape. | This comes after the successful implementation of the project in another Eastern Cape town, Adelaide. | Eskom Cape Coastal Cluster General Manager Mbulelo Yedwa said: "Electricity load limiting through smart meters is being implemented to better balance the supply and demand of electricity on the grid during Stages 1 to 4 of load shedding allowing customers to continue to use essential appliances with the capacity of up to 10 Amperes."

Editor (2024-02-15). Poor and Low-Income Voters Are a Sleeping Giant. scheerpost.com

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-15). World Cancer Day: Making a commitment to close the cancer care gap. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) recognizes World Cancer Day annually on February 4. The UICC's 2024 theme for World Cancer Day is "Close the Care Gap." The care gap is the gap between people who can obtain healthcare related to the prevention, early detection, diagnosis and treatment of cancer and those who cannot. The factors that create this gap include income, education and geographical location barriers. Discrimination based on ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, age,…

Rashmi D'Souza, Barsha Prakash, Nirala Kumari Yadav, Oliver Ross, Kalpana Subedi (2024-02-17). Correspondence] Small vulnerable newborns in Nepal: the need for data. thelancet.com The Lancet Series on small vulnerable newborns (SVNs) highlights a key issue in Nepal and across low-income and middle-income countries: the inconsistent data impede the ability of health systems to deliver care proactively and proportionately. We would like to share the complexities of the current system in Nepal and suggested solutions.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-16). World Cancer Day: Making a commitment to close the cancer care gap. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) recognizes World Cancer Day annually on February 4. The UICC's 2024 theme for World Cancer Day is "Close the Care Gap." The care gap is the gap between people who can obtain healthcare related to the prevention, early detection, diagnosis and treatment of cancer and those who cannot. The factors that create this gap include income, education and geographical location barriers. Discrimination based on ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, age,…

Murray Horton (2024-02-15). Winston Peters, a Great Political Survivor, Political Chameleon and Most Loyal Servant of the U.S. Empire, is Back in Power in New Zealand. covertactionmagazine.com And Surprise, Surprise: He's Pushing for New Zealand to Join AUKUS, an Anti-China Military Security Partnership of the U.S., Australia and Great Britain New Zealand held its triennial general election in October 2023 and the result was what had been predicted by the polls all along—the Labour Party, which had been in power since 2017, …

Murray Horton (2024-02-15). Winston Peters, a Great Political Survivor, Political Chameleon and Most Loyal Servant of the U.S. Empire, is Back in Power in Zew Zealand. covertactionmagazine.com And Surprise, Surprise: He's Pushing for New Zealand to Join AUKUS, an Anti-China Military Security Partnership of the U.S., Australia and Great Britain New Zealand held its triennial general election in October 2023 and the result was what had been predicted by the polls all along—the Labour Party, which had been in power since 2017, …

Omar Karmi (2024-02-15). Muslims abandon UK Labour over "deeply offensive" Gaza position. electronicintifada.net Party stifles criticism of its pro-Israel stance.

WSWS (2024-02-16). Health workers prominent at Australian protests against Gaza genocide: "I'd never vote Labor again" wsws.org "They're not all that different from the Liberal Party. Labor has become a non-labour party."

krish-rad_ind (2024-02-16). Forget Elections. Build Your Union. inthesetimes.com

Leslie Josephs, Portside. (2024-02-16). Pilots Got Their Payday; Now Flight Attendants Push For Higher Wages. popularresistance.org Airline pilots won pay raises worth billions of dollars in new labor deals last year. Flight attendants are now pushing for similar improvements. | Flight attendants from United Airlines, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Alaska Airlines and others picketed Tuesday at dozens of airports around the U.S., demanding higher wages and a better quality of life. | "We have been in a period of austerity for 20 years, and it's time the industry paid up," said Sara Nelson, president of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, which represents cabin crews at United, Spirit, Frontier and others. | The demonstrations ma…

Steve Early, Popular Resistance. (2024-02-16). The AFL-CIO Can Be Reformed, Locally And From The Bottom-Up! popularresistance.org Changing the leadership, structure, or functioning of any U.S. labor organization is no easy task. Activists and experts have long argued about whether dysfunctional unions are best reformed from the top-down, bottom-up, or some mix of the two approaches. | For the past 65 years, the main locus of union democracy and reform struggles in the U.S. has been local unions, which hold leadership elections every three years and are closest to the membership. Thousands of rank-and-file workers have campaigned for more militant unionism by running for and winning local office. | Some have had the backing of national netwo…

Steve Early (2024-02-16). The AFL-CIO can be Reformed, Locally and from the Bottom-Up! counterpunch.org Changing the leadership, structure, or functioning of any U.S. labor organization is no easy task. Activists and experts have long argued about whether dysfunctional unions are best reformed from the top-down, bottom up, or some mix of the two approaches. For the past 65 years, the main locus of union democracy and reform struggles in the

Unitarian Universalists of SF (2024-02-16). Sunday 3/10: Fred Glass "California Labor: Yesterday & Today" indybay.org 1187 Franklin Street, San Francisco CA 94109 | Join Zoom Meeting | zoom.us/j/91759639495?pwd=ZkViMWRyblZpRS8rTjdYSjBOTVQ2dz09

albawaba (2024-02-15). Microsoft, OpenAI expose hackers using ChatGPT. albawaba.com ALBAWABA — OpenAI has said in a blogpost that in collaboration with Microsoft, they were able to identify and block five threat groups backed by nations that have been found to be using their Large Language Models in malicious activities such as preparing Phishing Scams, translating technical papers and writing and debugging potentially harmful codes.Through cooperation and information exchange with Microsoft, OpenAI says they were able to take down five malicious actors with ties to states: two threat actors from China, identified as Charcoal Typhoon and Salmon Typhoon; Crimson Sandstorm from Iran; Emerald…

albawaba (2024-02-15). Ariana Grande and Mariah Carey team up for 'Yes, And?' remix out this Friday. albawaba.com Fans of pop divas Ariana Grande and Mariah Carey are in for a treat this Friday, as the two singers have announced a remix of Grande's hit song 'Yes, And?' featuring Carey's vocals.The remix, which will be released on February 16, 2024, is a collaboration between the two vocal powerhouses, who have often been compared and praised for their impressive vocal ranges and whistle tones.Grande announced the remix on her Instagram account, posting a photo of herself and Carey in the studio, with the caption: "Dreams do come true. I can't wait for you to hear this. Thank you @mariahcarey for blessing me with your voice a…

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-15). Labor's council demerge bill a 'sleight of hand'. greenleft.org.au

Jeff Schuhrke, Labor Notes. (2024-02-15). Contract Faculty Wrest Neutrality From New York University. popularresistance.org Contingent professors scored a victory January 3 when they got New York University to agree to a union election this semester, and to remain neutral during the process. The election is scheduled for February 27 and 28. If they vote yes, Contract Faculty United (CFU)-UAW Local 7902 will become the largest union in the country of full-time, non-tenure-track faculty at a private university, with 950 members. | Nationwide, two-thirds of faculty positions are contingent—meaning they lack the possibility of tenure. Many are adjunct instructors, who are hired on a course-by-course, semester-by-semester basis and t…

Labor Video Project (2024-02-15). Flight Attendants Rally Globally To Demand Living Wages & Contract For 100,000 Workers. indybay.org Hundreds of flight attendants from all major unions rallied globally on February 13, 2023. At SFO they marched and spoke out abut their struggle for living wages. While the airlines are making billions they have taken pay cuts.

Maria Calvo (2024-02-15). Otorgan Orden de la Solidaridad a embajadora de Cuba en Cambodia. radiohc.cu Phnom Penh, 15 feb (RHC) La embajadora de Cuba en Cambodia, Liurka Rodríguez Barrios, recibió hoy aquí, la Orden de la Solidaridad en Grado de Gran Oficial, concedido por el rey de Cambodia, Norodom Sihamoni, como reconocimiento a su encomiable labor en pos de fortalecer los lazos de amistad y cooperación.

Marjaan Sirdar, Unicorn Riot. (2024-02-15). How Target Funded A 'Tough On Crime' Prosecutor's Office. popularresistance.org Target Corp. pioneered the Community Prosecution Program in the Hennepin County Attorney's Office (HCAO) more than two decades ago during the era of mass incarceration. As part of a broad anti-crime campaign that employed new advanced technology and reshaped the criminal justice system in Minneapolis, the program had particularly devastating effects on Black residents. In 2004, a public-private partnership consisting of Target, the Downtown Council, Hennepin County, and the City of Minneapolis launched a sweeping surveillance collaborative in downtown Minneapolis called the SafeZone, as illustrated throughout Uni…

Mel Fiske (2024-02-15). McCarthyism takes over the U.S. labor movement. peoplesworld.org This article is part of the People's World 100th Anniversary Series On Feb. 15, 1950, McCarthyism took over the Congress of Industrial Organizations, as the federation's right-wing leadership caved to pressure from the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) and initiated a wave of expulsion of left-led unions. The expelled unions were all charged with being controlled …

teleSUR (2024-02-15). Venezuela Supports Trinidad & Tobago in Controlling Oil Spill. telesurenglish.net On Wednesday, Foreign Affairs Minister Yvan Gil announced that Venezuela is willing to collaborate with Trinidad and Tobago in controlling the serious oil spill that has affected the coasts of this island nation and involves at least two vessels. | RELATED: | "We are at the disposal of the government of Trinidad and Tobago to cooperate in whatever is required," he said, adding that Venezuelan technicians have held me…

Labor Video Project (2024-02-16). Flight Attendants Rally Globally To Demand Living Wages & Contract For 100,000 Workers. indybay.org Hundreds of flight attendants from all major unions rallied globally on February 13, 2023. At SFO they marched and spoke out abut their struggle for living wages. While the airlines are making billions they have taken pay cuts.

WSWS (2024-02-16). On Verdi: Lufthansa's "house union" wsws.org In the current contract negotiations with Lufthansa, the warning strikes organised by Verdi have been organized to "blow off steam" to provide space for their collaboration with management to continue undisturbed.

CGIAR (2024-02-15). Development of a flood index insurance product for Zambia. reliefweb.int Country: Zambia | Source: CGIAR | Please refer to the attached file. | Abstract/Description | Weather Risk Management Services Pvt Ltd (WRMS) is collaborating with the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) as part of the CGIAR Initiative on Climate Resilience (ClimBeR) to develop financial solutions for post-extreme climatic events. The focus is on creating parametric insurance solutions to aid vulnerable populations in managing and mitigating loss and damage caused by natural disasters, with a primary emphasis on floods. | The project's scope involves a comprehensive approach to enhance community…

People's Dispatch. (2024-02-16). Greek Farmers Continue Their Protest. popularresistance.org The protesting farmers in Greece decided to continue their agitations across the country with demands such as duty-free agricultural diesel, reduced electricity costs, and subsidies on supplies and animal feed, as negotiations with the government on February 13 yielded no results. A week-long protest, including rallies and blockades in major motorways across Greece, forced the New Democracy (ND) government to call the farmers' groups for negotiations on Tuesday. | The farmer's unions rejected the meager concessions on electricity prices offered by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis. They demanded effective measur…

Sonali Kolhatkar (2024-02-16). Drug Prices Should be Controlled. counterpunch.org Pharmaceutical companies are angry with Bernie Sanders. The Vermont senator has vowed to force pharma CEOs to publicly answer for why their drug prices are so much higher in the United States than in other nations. Brazenly, the CEOs of Johnson & Johnson and Merck initially refused. An attorney for Johnson & Johnson accused the senator of

presstv.ir (2024-02-16). Indian police fire tear gas at farmers as protests enter 4th day. presstv.ir Indian police fired tear gas at farmers demanding higher prices for their crops on Friday, as the protests entered their fourth day…

Gabisile (2024-02-16). SA records an increase in research and development expenditure after COVID-19. sanews.gov.za SA records an increase in research and development expenditure after COVID-19 | Gross domestic expenditure on research and development (GERD) has increased in real terms for the first time in four years. | GERD as a percentage of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) reached 0.62% in 2021/22, up from 0.60% in the previous year, indicating a slight improvement in research and development (R&D) intensity. | This represents a 6.9% year-on-year increase from R25.965 billion in 2020/21 to R27.756 billion in 2021/22, in terms of 2015 prices. | This is according to the latest South African National Survey of Research and Exp…

albawaba (2024-02-16). Horoscope Today, February 17, 2024. albawaba.com ALBAWABA Today's horoscope, February 17, 2024, offers insights into the cosmic energies influencing each zodiac sign, guiding individuals through their day with clarity and foresight.Horoscope Today Saturday, February 17, 2024Aries (March 21 – April 19): | Your dynamic energy is on full display today, Aries. Channel this vitality into your projects and pursuits, but be mindful not to overlook important details. Stay focused to make the most of the opportunities that come your way.Taurus (April 20 – May 20): | Financial matters may require your attention today, Taurus. Take a practical approach to budgeting and lo…

Eric Toussaint (2024-02-16). Why the Marshall Plan ? cadtm.org In July 2024, the World Bank and the IMF will be 80 years old. 80 years of financial neo-colonialism and the imposition of austerity policies in the name of debt repayment. 80 years is enough! The Bretton Woods institutions must be abolished and replaced by democratic institutions serving an ecological, feminist and anti-racist bifurcation. To mark these 80 years, we are republishing a series of articles every Wednesday until July, looking in detail at the history and damage caused by these (…) | – | / |

Editor (2024-02-15). Americans deserve fairer social security taxes. mronline.org Social Security has been a financial rock for seniors ever since benefits first began flowing in 1940.

Eric Toussaint (2024-02-15). Why the Marshall Plan ? cadtm.org In July 2024, the World Bank and the IMF will be 80 years old. 80 years of financial neo-colonialism and the imposition of austerity policies in the name of debt repayment. 80 years is enough! The Bretton Woods institutions must be abolished and replaced by democratic institutions serving an ecological, feminist and anti-racist bifurcation. To mark these 80 years, we are republishing a series of articles every Wednesday until July, looking in detail at the history and damage caused by these (…) | – | / |

albawaba (2024-02-15). NATO and EU respond to Trump's warning. albawaba.com ALBAWABA – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has reacted to former US President Donald Trump's remarks, cautioning that allies failing to meet their financial commitments to NATO might not be defended in the event of a Russian attack.Stoltenberg, in an interview with Norwegian TV channel TV2, stated, "Any suggestion that allies won't support each other would harm our security. Regardless of the presidential election outcome, I expect the US to remain a strong and loyal NATO ally."The EU also voiced its concerns over Trump's comments. European Council President Charles Michel, in a message on his X account,…

Dr. Jack Rasmus (2024-02-15). Inflation is Increasing in America. Latest Consumer Price Index (CPI) Report: The 'Soft Landing' Plane Is Still Circling. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2024-02-16). House Intelligence Committee chair sparks uproar over Russian "space weapons" wsws.org It is not clear whether Republican Mike Turner intended to pressure House Republicans to approve $60 billion in new spending on the war against Russia in Ukraine, or simply to stoke public fears like last year's "China balloon" scare.

akweb.de (2024-02-16). Talking to the left. indybay.org Developing a common transformational project and building counter-power remains the central task of the left. Especially in areas of social infrastructure, such as housing and healthcare, profit maximization has a particularly devastating effect. The strategy of socialization, i.e. the transfer of private property into democratic structures, can provide orientation here.

Mike Ludwig (2024-02-15). House GOP Defends Fossil Gas Exports as Industry Profits at Consumers' Expense. truthout.org House Republicans backed by the oil and gas lobby advanced legislation on Wednesday that would end the Biden administration's "pause" on permit approvals for new liquified natural gas (LNG) export terminals by declaring all sales of domestically produced fuel overseas to be "in the public interest" despite rising costs to consumers. Following pressure from climate activists and frontline… |

WSWS (2024-02-16). Stellantis made $20 billion in 2023, as media reports temps will get no profit-sharing checks under UAW deal. wsws.org The record profits reported by Stellantis come straight off the backs of workers, who have been greeeted by a wave of layoffs in 2024.

Greg Ruiters, Patrick Bond (2024-02-16). South Africa's failed infrastructure privatisation and deregulation. cadtm.org Introduction
| The South African state is commonly said to be 'failing' — not only because yet again at the end of 2023, a recession hit. An alleged fiscal crisis, in the form of a public debt to GDP ratio in excess of 70 percent (mostly due to Covid-19 revenue shrinkage), prevents the kind of institutional rescue and expansion of infrastructure and services typical of prior eras of developmental- or welfare-state construction.
| A typical articulation of the terrain of infrastructure financing (…) | – |

Save Landlines! (2024-02-16). AT&T Landlines Under Immediate Threat in California. indybay.org he California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is considering a formal request by AT&T to eliminate Carrier of Last Resort (COLR) regulations that require the company to provide landline telephone service to customers in its service area. Such a move would likely mean the end of the traditional telephone network for most residents in California, a controversial policy opposed by many consumer and safety groups, who say such a move is preposterous and that landlines are needed now more than ever, as climate emergencies worsen and the digital divide grows wider.

Greg Ruiters, Patrick Bond (2024-02-15). South Africa's failed infrastructure privatisation and deregulation. cadtm.org Introduction
| The South African state is commonly said to be 'failing' — not only because yet again at the end of 2023, a recession hit. An alleged fiscal crisis, in the form of a public debt to GDP ratio in excess of 70 percent (mostly due to Covid-19 revenue shrinkage), prevents the kind of institutional rescue and expansion of infrastructure and services typical of prior eras of developmental- or welfare-state construction.
| A typical articulation of the terrain of infrastructure financing (…) | – |

Peoples Health Dispatch (2024-02-15). Brazil to support stricter global regulation of infant formula marketing. peoplesdispatch.org Despite strong national policies supporting breastfeeding, Brazil faces challenges from infant formula producers seeking to dominate the field of child nutrition. One forthcoming step is to support a WHO resolution for regulating digital marketing…

Andrés Madrid, Andrés Tapia (2024-02-16). Capitalism and drug trafficking in Ecuador: Two sides of the same coin. cadtm.org

Andrés Madrid, Andrés Tapia (2024-02-15). Capitalism and drug trafficking in Ecuador: Two sides of the same coin. cadtm.org

Brian Berletic (2024-02-15). Fatal Flaws Undermine America's Defense Industrial Base. thealtworld.com The first-ever US Department of Defense The report lays out a multitude of problems plaguing the US DIB including a lack of surge capacity, inadequate workforce, off-shore downstream suppliers, as well as insufficient "demand signals" to motivate private industry partners to produce what's needed, in the quanti…

albawaba (2024-02-15). Elon Musk refuses to comply with Judge's order to testify. albawaba.com ALBAWABA – A federal judge has ordered Elon Musk to testify again about his purchase of "X" (formerly Twitter), giving both Musk and the SEC a week to agree on when and where the interview will happen.The judge's order, issued last night, makes official a previous ruling from December favoring the SEC.A judge told Elon Musk he has to talk to investigators about his $44 billion deal to buy Twitter. The judge gave them a week to agree on when and where to meet.This comes after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) sued Musk. They want him to explain his purchase of Twitter, which he renamed "X" later.Mu…

Eduardo Rodriguez (2024-02-15). Argentina is NOT for sale! Argentinians rise up against Milei's neoliberal plunder. liberationnews.org Like all far-right populists, Milei came to power on a platform of brash, inflammatory rhetoric, culture war talking points, and vague anti-government policies.

infobrics (2024-02-15). US Senate wants to codify 'Ukraine aid' by making it impeachable offense. infobrics.org While the DNC will have a very difficult task pushing the bill's adoption by the House, if they succeed, the so-called "Ukraine aid" would effectively be codified and even made into an impeachable offense. This is extremely important for the neoliberal and neocon warmongers in Washington DC as it would force any future president to comply with the bill. This can be seen as a way of using the system to ensure that Democrats' decisions are not legally overturned by any future potentially non-DNC administration.

Viktoriia Pihul, Federico Fuentes (2024-02-16). Ukraine: 'Two years after the invasion, normalisation of war has led to a return of politics'. greenleft.org.au Green Left's Federico Fuentes interviewed Viktoriia Pihul , a council member of Ukrainian democratic socialist organisation Social Movement, regarding the situation in Ukraine two years after the start of Russia's full-scale invasion.

Canadian BDS Coalition (2024-02-15). Enabling Genocide: Trudeau, Joly and Poilievre. socialistproject.ca On December 29, 2023, the government of South Africa filed

Maria Calvo (2024-02-15). Avanzan Cuba y Bolivia en el fortalecimiento de sus nexos. radiohc.cu La visita a La Habana de la ministra de Relaciones Exteriores de Bolivia, Celinda Sosa Lunda, reafirmó el buen estado de las relaciones existentes entre las dos naciones, retomadas con fuerza tras el retorno al poder del MàÅS, Movimiento al Socialismo, y que se habían interrumpido tras el golpe de estado de 2019 contra el entonces presidente Evo Morales.

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2024-02-14: News Headlines

ecns.cn (2024-02-14). Xi delivers speech at Spring Festival reception, extending festive greetings to all Chinese. ecns.cn In his speech, Xi noted that over the past year, we implemented the new development philosophy on all fronts, adhered to the general principle of seeking progress while maintaining stability, decisively downgraded the level of COVID-19 epidemic prevention and control, and promoted the recovery and development of the economy.

ecns.cn (2024-02-14). International experts expect further advances in China | Spring Festival Goes Global. ecns.cn As the world celebrates the coming of the Year of the Dragon, global experts send their greetings."China has made the right kinds of investments for the real economy to prosper," said David Blair, vice president and senior economist at the Center for China and Globalization, in an interview with China News Network. He expects the Chinese economy to grow further over the next decade.

ecns.cn (2024-02-14). International experts expect the Chinese economy to flourish with more technological breakthroughs | Spring Festival Goes Global. ecns.cn As the world celebrates the coming of the Year of the Dragon, global experts send their greetings. Rana Mitter, ST Lee Chair in US-Asia Relations at the Harvard Kennedy School, expects the Chinese economy to prosper in the years to come by opening markets, maintaining regional stability, and deepening cooperation.

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-14). Essential polling shows support for a democratic economy, proportional representation. greenleft.org.au

The Independent (2024-02-14). Namibian president sets vision for 2024 at Cabinet opening amid national mourning. independent.co.ug WINDHOEK, NAMIBIA | Xinhua | Namibia's economy is recovering in various sectors, including agriculture, mining, fisheries, tourism, oil and gas, and green energy, Namibian President Nangolo Mbumba said on Tuesday. Mbumba made the remarks on the occasion of the official opening of the Cabinet in the national capital of Windhoek amid a pivotal moment for …

Dean Baker (2024-02-13). Biden's Record on Income Growth. cepr.net Nate Silver had a piece in the New York Times Monday arguing that people had good reason to be upset about the economy under Biden, and that it was not just perceptions that were out of touch with economic reality. Silver tells us: "But it's a mistake to assume that consumers have just been reacting …

ecns.cn (2024-02-13). Xi delivers speech at Spring Festival reception, extending festive greetings to all Chinese. ecns.cn In his speech, Xi noted that over the past year, we implemented the new development philosophy on all fronts, adhered to the general principle of seeking progress while maintaining stability, decisively downgraded the level of COVID-19 epidemic prevention and control, and promoted the recovery and development of the economy.

ecns.cn (2024-02-13). International experts expect further advances in China | Spring Festival Goes Global. ecns.cn As the world celebrates the coming of the Year of the Dragon, global experts send their greetings."China has made the right kinds of investments for the real economy to prosper," said David Blair, vice president and senior economist at the Center for China and Globalization, in an interview with China News Network. He expects the Chinese economy to grow further over the next decade.

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-13). Essential polling shows support for a democratic economy, proportional representation. greenleft.org.au

albawaba (2024-02-14). IMF establishes fund to aid Ukraine's economic reforms. albawaba.com ALBAWABA – In a recent announcement, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) revealed the launch of the Ukraine Capacity Development Fund (UCDF) to bolster the country's economic reform agenda.The new fund is set to provide substantial resources for technical assistance and education to support Ukraine's efforts in economic reform.Key areas of focus for the fund's operations include fiscal reforms, monetary policy, financial sector policies, anti-corruption measures, data enhancement, and tailored training and technical support for macroeconomic frameworks.With an initial operational plan budgeted at $27.5 million…

DikelediM (2024-02-14). Mpilisweni School of Specialisation officially launched in Gauteng. sanews.gov.za Mpilisweni School of Specialisation officially launched in Gauteng | Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) MEC, Matome Chiloane, officially launched the Mpilisweni Maths, Science & ICT School of Specialisation, with a focus on Manufacturing and Logistics in Katlehong, Ekurhuleni, on Tuesday. | This public secondary school specialises in Manufacturing and Logistics because of the Economic Development Corridor in which it is located. | The GDE said it intentionally streamlines its schools to match the focuses of each of the schools' Economic Development Corridors, thus responding to the skills gap of each corrido…

ecns.cn (2024-02-14). Insights丨Former official of WEF: China's economic shift promising through sustainable development. ecns.cn Claude Smadja, Former Managing Director of the World Economic Forum, noted during an exclusive interview with China News Network that China has achieved tremendous progress in many areas including artificial intelligence, e-commerce, and electric cars.

geo.tv (2024-02-14). Indian PM Modi signs trans-continental trade pact with UAE. geo.tv India-Middle East Economic Corridor agreement is in jeopardy amid Israel's ongoing genocide in Gaza…

infobrics (2024-02-14). BRICS and Security Challenges in Eurasian Region. infobrics.org BRICS can play a significant role in promoting economic stability as a foundation for regional security in Eurasia. By strengthening economic ties and trade relations among member nations…

John W. Whitehead, Nisha Whitehead (2024-02-14). The Global Deep State. dissidentvoice.org The madmen are in power. — Philip K. Dick, The Man in the High Castle The debate over U.S. foreign aid is a distraction. That's not to say that the amount of taxpayer money flowing to foreign countries in the form of military and economic assistance is insignificant. Even at less than 1% of the …

Patricia Harrity (2024-02-14). The World Economic Forum's "Frankensteinization" of the Entire World. Hollywood's "Predictive Movies" expose-news.com The Financial-Military-IT-Media-Pharma Complex (FMIMP) Control over Humans. According to Peter Koenig who is a geopolitical analyst and a former Senior Economist at the World Bank and the World Health Organization (WHO), the "dark …

Andrew Korybko (2024-02-13). Poland's Economic Subordination To Germany Follows Its Political & Military Subordination. thealtworld.com What's taking place is Donald Tusk's systematic subordination of Poland to German hegemony as a quid pro quo for its support of his return to power. | Polish conservative-nationalist opposition leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski's prior assessment of returning Prime Minister Donald Tusk

ecns.cn (2024-02-13). Insights丨Former official of WEF: China's economic shift promising through sustainable development. ecns.cn Claude Smadja, Former Managing Director of the World Economic Forum, noted during an exclusive interview with China News Network that China has achieved tremendous progress in many areas including artificial intelligence, e-commerce, and electric cars.

EDWIN (2024-02-13). SIU to investigate corruption allegations at NCEDA. sanews.gov.za SIU to investigate corruption allegations at NCEDA | President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed Proclamation R151 of 2024 authorising the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) to investigate allegations of corruption in the affairs of Northern Cape Economic Development and Trade and Investment Promotion Agency. | According to a statement by the unit, these include seven contracts and serious maladministration of salary adjustments and to recover any financial losses suffered by the State. | Proclamation R151 of 2024 authorises the SIU to probe the procurement and/or contracting of seven contracts. These are for the procure…

midwesternmarx (2024-02-13). Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger withdraw from ECOWAS By: Peoples Dispatch. midwesternmarx.com Land area under ECOWAS, which is condemned by West Africa's popular movements as an agent of French imperialism, has been reduced to less than half after their withdrawal Representatives of Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger at the formation of the Alliance of Sahel States. Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Mali In a televised statement on Sunday, January 28, Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger announced their withdrawal from the Economic Community o …

geo.tv (2024-02-13). Teapocalypse: Brits' beloved beverage tea may go scarce in UK. geo.tv British Retail Consortium (BRC) reported "temporary disruption" to some black tea lines…

CA Poor People's Campaign (2024-02-14). Saturday 3/2: Sacramento: March & Rally for Voting Rights, Poverty Justice, Living Wage & More w/ CA PPC. indybay.org California State Capitol – West Steps | 1128 L Street | Sacramento, CA 95814…

Isaac Nellist, Kristin O'Connell (2024-02-14). Anti-poverty campaigner: 'Scrap Stage 3 and spend big on public housing'. greenleft.org.au The Antipoverty Centre's Kristin O'Connell spoke to Green Left's Isaac Nellist about solutions to counter worsening poverty and homelessness.

Kristin O'Connell, Isaac Nellist (2024-02-14). Podcast: Kristin O'Connell on how to end homelessness. greenleft.org.au Kristin O'Connell, spokesperson for The Antipoverty Centre, spoke to Isaac Nellist about the need for government investment in public housing as one solution to counter worsening poverty.

Brian Berletic (2024-02-13). CNN Propaganda Depicts Russia's Use of Nepali Mercenaries as Cruel & Unusual. thealtworld.com CNN Propaganda Depicts Russia's Use of Nepali Mercenaries as Cruel & Unusual, But the British & Americans Have Used & Abused Nepali Fighters for Generations | CNN sets out to blame Russia, but the poverty & exploitation of Nepali labor including soldiers-for-hire began during the British Empire ( The West delibe…

Mansa Musa, The Real News Network. (2024-02-13). Baltimore's 'Downward Spiral' Of Poverty, Disinvestment, And Policing. popularresistance.org The crisis of mass incarceration is about more than the conduct of police officers—it's a question of public expenditures, and how pouring taxpayer money into incarceration at the expense of other, more humanizing ventures takes a toll on society at large. As public schools and public health programs across the nation grapple with a host of preventable problems arising from underinvestment, state and local governments across the nation spend over $200 billion each year on prisons, jails, and police. Now, a new report from the Justice Policy Institute, "The Right Investment 2.0", takes a detailed look at the…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-14). World Cancer Day: Making a commitment to close the cancer care gap. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) recognizes World Cancer Day annually on February 4. The UICC's 2024 theme for World Cancer Day is "Close the Care Gap." The care gap is the gap between people who can obtain healthcare related to the prevention, early detection, diagnosis and treatment of cancer and those who cannot. The factors that create this gap include income, education and geographical location barriers. Discrimination based on ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, age,…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-13). World Cancer Day: Making a commitment to close the cancer care gap. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) recognizes World Cancer Day annually on February 4. The UICC's 2024 theme for World Cancer Day is "Close the Care Gap." The care gap is the gap between people who can obtain healthcare related to the prevention, early detection, diagnosis and treatment of cancer and those who cannot. The factors that create this gap include income, education and geographical location barriers. Discrimination based on ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, age,…

newarab (2024-02-14). UK Labour Party withdraws support for Rochdale candidate. newarab.com Britain's opposition Labour announced it had withdrawn support for

newarab (2024-02-13). Labour candidate 'sorry' for claim Israel let Oct.7 happen. newarab.com The Azhar Ali, who is also a Labour councillor, said his remarks were "deeply offensive, ignorant and…

Amie Stager, Workday Magazine. (2024-02-14). Minnesota Is Headed For A Workers Vs. Bosses Showdown. popularresistance.org This spring, thousands of workers across Minnesota will have expired contracts all at the same time. Among them are healthcare workers, janitors, security officers, airport workers, construction workers, educators, education support professionals, and public workers. Organizers within Minnesota's labor movement are making use of this unique moment to exert joint pressure on employers across sectors to meet workers' demands. | Over the past decade, unions and community groups in Minnesota have been creating partnerships with a shared analysis of power, and holding employers and leaders accountable, all while build…

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-14). Labor's council demerge bill a 'sleight of hand'. greenleft.org.au

krish-rad_ind (2024-02-14). UFCW Local Leads Fight to Win Washington's Strongest Tenant Protections. labornotes.org

Labor Video Project (2024-02-14). Flight Attendants Rally Globally To Demand Living Wages & Contract For 100,000 Workers. indybay.org Hundreds of flight attendants from all major unions rallied globally on February 13, 2023. At SFO they marched and spoke out abut their struggle for living wages. While the airlines are making billions they have taken pay cuts.

Sam Pizzigati (2024-02-14). New Hope for a Check on CEO Compensation. counterpunch.org Could any corporate execs walking our world today be any greedier than the execs who run Big Pharma? Hard to say. But out-grasping Big Pharma, suggests a new report out of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, would certainly require some serious greed. Consider, for instance, the pay record of the

Support Labor! (2024-02-14). Wednesday 2/14: UCSC Cross-Union Solidarity Rally. indybay.org UC Santa Cruz: Meet at Stevenson Dining Hall, then march to Quarry Plaza…

Ty Moore, Labor Notes. (2024-02-14). UFCW Local Leads Fight To Win Strongest Tenant Protections. popularresistance.org Grocery and retail workers helped win the strongest tenant protections in Washington state last November for the 100,000 renters in the city of Tacoma. | First we had to beat the mayor's and city council's attempt to bring a competing watered-down ballot measure. And then we had to overcome a vicious and deceptive landlord opposition that smashed all previous political spending records in Tacoma. | "We've created incredible goodwill in the community just as we gear up for a tough contract fight," said Michael Whalen, who helped initiate the campaign as a dairy clerk and shop steward at Fred Meyer.

WSWS (2024-02-14). Labor Notes hails sellout contract at Allison Transmission, which produces parts for Israeli fighting vehicles. wsws.org Labor Notes writes as a guilty party to the sellout. It functions as a public relations firm for the UAW administration of Shawn Fain.

WSWS (2024-02-14). Australian Labor government pushes anti-doxxing laws to protect Zionist witch-hunters. wsws.org The government is asserting that exposing the dirty tricks activities of Zionists, including those victimising supporters of Palestine, is a breach of privacy.

Ben Wray, Jacobin. (2024-02-13). In Europe, Platform Workers Are Winning Limited Protections. popularresistance.org As the European Parliament heads toward fresh elections in June, there's one unresolved file on the desk of Brussels's politicians and technocrats. The European Union (EU) Platform Work Directive, an attempt to establish a unified set of labor standards for workers on digital platforms like Uber and Deliveroo, has turned out to be a thorny issue. | The EU's various institutions have been banging heads over platform work regulation for years now, unable to bridge conflicting interests and ideologies. If passed, the Platform Work Directive would establish a whole set of new rights relating to algorithmic management…

Farooque Chowdhury (2024-02-13). Interview with Michael D. Yates on Labor: Organization, Negotiation, and Education. mronline.org The emancipation of labor is one of the foremost questions in all exploitative societies and societies in transition.

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-13). Australians for War Powers Reform says Labor must not support US strikes across the Middle East. greenleft.org.au

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-13). Labor's council demerge bill a 'sleight of hand'. greenleft.org.au

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-13). Palestine solidarity supporters call on Labor to boost funding to UNRWA. greenleft.org.au

Otto Fors, Left Voice. (2024-02-13). AFL-CIO's Ceasefire Call Shows Power Of The Movement For Palestine. popularresistance.org On Thursday, the AFL-CIO called for a ceasefire in Israel's genocidal assault on Gaza. The statement came after months of silence, during which the largest union federation in the United States had gone as far as to force a Washington-based labor council to remove its ceasefire resolution. The AFL-CIO's call shows that the movement for Palestine and rank-and-file ceasefire organizing has forced labor to shift its position on the assault — and this movement must go further. | The AFL-CIO's statement comes after more than 28,000 Palestinians — 40 percent of whom are children — have been killed by…

Support Labor! (2024-02-13). Wednesday 2/14: UCSC Cross-Union Solidarity Rally. indybay.org UC Santa Cruz: Meet at Stevenson Dining Hall, then march to Quarry Plaza…

EDWIN (2024-02-14). Eastern Cape welcomes newly appointed Deputy Provincial Commissioner. sanews.gov.za Eastern Cape welcomes newly appointed Deputy Provincial Commissioner | Eastern Cape Acting Provincial Commissioner, Major General Zithulele Dladla, on Tuesday welcomed the newly appointed Deputy Provincial Commissioner: Support Services, Major General Nolitha Tito, to the provincial police service. | Tito is the newest addition to the province's leadership team. She is a seasoned public servant since 2002, with a career spanning over 20 years in the public service in strategic senior management positions in different provinces across the country. | She brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the support en…

Chris Walker (2024-02-13). Trump Says Taylor Swift Would Be "Disloyal" to Him If She Backs Biden. truthout.org The leading contenders for the Democratic and Republican nominations for president in 2024 — President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump, respectively — issued tweets that referenced Taylor Swift on Super Bowl Sunday, indicating that the celebrity singer may also be mentioned by the campaigns in the future. On his Truth Social website, Trump tried to take credit for Swift's wealth by… |

Margaret Flowers, Clearing the FOG. (2024-02-13). Massive Farmers Protests In The EU Pit Social Justice Against Neoliberalism. popularresistance.org Farmers throughout the European Union, from Ireland and France to Poland, Greece and Portugal, are in the streets protesting unsustainable working conditions, namely higher costs of production while the prices for their goods remain stagnant and new environmental regulations are being brutally imposed on them without state support to realize them. Right wing neo-Nazi groups are using the farming crisis to empower themselves, as they were successful in doing in the Netherlands. Clearing the FOG speaks with Morgan Ody, the general coordinator of La Via Campesina – International, about their efforts to resist this r…

Owen Fairclough (2024-02-13). Did Trump go too far with his comments on NATO ? america.cgtn.com NATO allies reiterated their commitment to collective security on Monday after Donald Trump suggested he'd abandon members who are delinquent in paying their membership dues. Alliance members agreed to pay a minimum amount after being rocked by Trump questioning U.S. participation when he was president due to what he considered an unfair financial burden. But even some fellow Republicans think the presumptive nominee for the presidential election has gone too far. | Owen Fairclough reports from Washington D.C.

City of Sunnyvale (2024-02-14). Thursday 2/22: Electric Vehicle Financial Incentives. indybay.org Webinar. Register to receive link.

Eric Toussaint (2024-02-14). Why the Marshall Plan ? cadtm.org In July 2024, the World Bank and the IMF will be 80 years old. 80 years of financial neo-colonialism and the imposition of austerity policies in the name of debt repayment. 80 years is enough! The Bretton Woods institutions must be abolished and replaced by democratic institutions serving an ecological, feminist and anti-racist bifurcation. To mark these 80 years, we are republishing a series of articles every Wednesday until July, looking in detail at the history and damage caused by these (…) | – | / |

The Independent (2024-02-14). PostBank partners with Airtel. independent.co.ug Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | PostBank Uganda has partnered with Airtel Money to foster financial inclusion by eliminating charges on all transfers made from…

City of Sunnyvale (2024-02-13). Thursday 2/22: Electric Vehicle Financial Incentives. indybay.org Webinar. Register to receive link.

DikelediM (2024-02-13). Sanitary dignity programme makes progress. sanews.gov.za Sanitary dignity programme makes progress | The Department of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities (DWYPD) continues to deliver free disposable sanitary pads to indigent/poor girls and women since 2019. | The department has since 2019 been delivering the sanitary products through its sanitary dignity programme. | From 2019 to 2023, the programme has benefited 4.3 million learners. | The department revealed that the current budget for the programme in the 2023/24 financial year is R235 million, which will increase in the 2024/25 financial year as well as into the outer years. | The Sanitary Dignity Implemen…

Eric Toussaint (2024-02-13). Why the Marshall Plan ? cadtm.org In July 2024, the World Bank and the IMF will be 80 years old. 80 years of financial neo-colonialism and the imposition of austerity policies in the name of debt repayment. 80 years is enough! The Bretton Woods institutions must be abolished and replaced by democratic institutions serving an ecological, feminist and anti-racist bifurcation. To mark these 80 years, we are republishing a series of articles every Wednesday until July, looking in detail at the history and damage caused by these (…) | – | / |

Jesse Baum, Scheer Post. (2024-02-14). New Orleans Nurses Fight For A New Union As Hospitals Merge. popularresistance.org Heidi Tujague works 12-hour shifts as an emergency room nurse at New Orleans' University Medical Center (UMC), just outside the Central Business District. The hospital is part of a massive nonprofit, LCMC Health — which held assets of $3.57 billion in 2022 and operated over half of New Orleans' hospitals in 2023. But despite those resources, Tujague says nurses sometimes have to scramble for supplies to care for patients. Even wheelchairs can be scarce. | "You have to ask a patient, 'Would you mind standing up and shifting to this chair so I can get this wheelchair — while you're waiting for your X-ra…

Ariadna Eljuri, Orinoco Tribune. (2024-02-14). Venezuela Denounces Argentina And US For Theft Of EMTRASUR Boeing 747. popularresistance.org Venezuela reported that it will file complaints against Argentina and the United States before the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for violating international regulations following the brazen theft of the EMTRASUR Boeing 747 cargo jet. This was announced on Monday, February 12, after the United States stole the Venezuelan state cargo airline's jet in collusion with Argentina. The plane had been illegally and arbitrarily retained for over 20 months in Argentina while a barrage of fake news was directed against Venezuela to criminalize the nation and legalize the theft by the US.

Greg Ruiters, Patrick Bond (2024-02-14). South Africa's failed infrastructure privatisation and deregulation. cadtm.org Introduction
| The South African state is commonly said to be 'failing' — not only because yet again at the end of 2023, a recession hit. An alleged fiscal crisis, in the form of a public debt to GDP ratio in excess of 70 percent (mostly due to Covid-19 revenue shrinkage), prevents the kind of institutional rescue and expansion of infrastructure and services typical of prior eras of developmental- or welfare-state construction.
| A typical articulation of the terrain of infrastructure financing (…) | – |

Greg Ruiters, Patrick Bond (2024-02-13). South Africa's failed infrastructure privatisation and deregulation. cadtm.org Introduction
| The South African state is commonly said to be 'failing' — not only because yet again at the end of 2023, a recession hit. An alleged fiscal crisis, in the form of a public debt to GDP ratio in excess of 70 percent (mostly due to Covid-19 revenue shrinkage), prevents the kind of institutional rescue and expansion of infrastructure and services typical of prior eras of developmental- or welfare-state construction.
| A typical articulation of the terrain of infrastructure financing (…) | – |

Paul Armentano (2024-02-13). Is the Government Finally Abandoning Its Flat Earth Cannabis Policies? counterpunch.org Hundreds of pages of recently released documents provided by the Department of Health and Services affirm what the overwhelming majority of the public has known for decades: Marijuana is therapeutically useful. And its harms are not on par with those of heroin — which federal regulations currently consider it akin to — or even alcohol. Those were the

midwesternmarx (2024-02-13). How Yemen's 'asabiyya' is reshaping geopolitics By: Pepe Escobar. midwesternmarx.com The Arabic word Asabiyya, or 'social solidarity,' is a soundbite in the west, but taken very seriously by the globe's new contenders China, Russia, and Iran. It is Yemen, however, that is mainstreaming the idea, by sacrificing everything for the world's collective morality in a bid to end the genocide in Gaza. When there is a general change of conditions,It is as if the entire creation had changedand the whole world been altered,as if it were a new and repeated creation,a world brought i …

midwesternmarx (2024-02-13). Nicaragua to take western states to ICJ for 'facilitating genocide By: News Desk. midwesternmarx.com The Central American nation has called on Germany, the UK, the Netherlands, and Canada to stop sending arms to IsraelThe Nicaraguan government has started legal proceedings to take Germany, the UK, the Netherlands, and Canada to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for complicity in the Israeli genocide of Palestinians in Gaza and other violations of international law. In a statement, Managua said it has informed the governments of "the [UK], Germany, the Netherlands, …

Andrés Madrid, Andrés Tapia (2024-02-14). Capitalism and drug trafficking in Ecuador: Two sides of the same coin. cadtm.org

Andrés Madrid, Andrés Tapia (2024-02-13). Capitalism and drug trafficking in Ecuador: Two sides of the same coin. cadtm.org

Bárbara Gómez (2024-02-13). Destaca presidente de Cuba pertinencia de nueva Operación Verdad. radiohc.cu La Habana, 13 feb (RHC) El presidente de Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel, expresó este martes la urgencia de articular a las fuerzas de izquierda del mundo para desarrollar acciones revolucionarias contra la ofensiva ideológica del capitalismo, en una nueva Operación Verdad.

Frank Cappello (2024-02-13). MOVIES VS. CAPITALISM: 27 Dresses (w/ Erica Bitton). levernews.com

Sonali Kolhatkar (2024-02-13). Cashing in on Racist Bail. counterpunch.org Most Americans have not considered "cash bail" as critical to equality and freedom. The term is an esoteric one but is increasingly central to the ongoing battle over racial capitalism, policing, and mass incarceration, especially in an election year as critical as 2024. Here's what cash bail means: When arrested by police on suspicion of

Editor (2024-02-14). Feb 14, 2024. sitrepworld.info ‚ô´ The video that broke Tiktok — Aurélien Froissart/piano, Ugne Liepa Zuklyte/violin Continuing To Support Israel At This Point Just Means You're A Garbage Human Being, by Caitlin Johnstone Intellectuals for Sale, by Jeffrey A. Tucker Vladimir Putin and Tucker Carlson: Interview for the History Books, by Aleks of Black Mt. Analysis The Military Industrial Complex: Lt. Col. William Astore (Video) Will NATO be dismantled? Interview on India's WION television channel, by Gilbert Doctorow The WEF's "Frankensteinization" of the World, by Peter Koenig The last American war, by Yoav Haifawi The R…

David Cavendish (2024-02-13). Top polluter or renewables leader? Facts about China's environmental record. peoplesworld.org The Earth just experienced its warmest January in recorded history. That, on top of the fact that 2023 was the warmest year since measurements began in 1850. It was also the first time that temperatures averaged 1.5 degrees C (2.7 degrees F) above the average before the onset of industrialization. In the words of climatologist Richard …

albawaba (2024-02-13). Bitcoin hits new record high not seen in 3 Years. albawaba.com ALBAWABA – Bitcoin's price has hit a big milestone, going over $50,000 for the first time since December 2021. This jump is because more people are interested in buying spot Bitcoin funds.According to Coinmarketcap, the total value of the global cryptocurrency market, including Bitcoin, has gone up by 2.3% in the last day, reaching over $1.85 trillion.The price of Bitcoin has gone up by more than 3.8% in just one day because people are feeling more confident about buying spot Bitcoin funds.Experts say this increase is because they think big banks will start being more helpful with money, and they're excited about…

Farooq Tariq (2024-02-14). Pakistan general elections: A vote against IMF policies and state repression. greenleft.org.au Pakistan's February 8 general elections resulted in a split vote, with no party securing a clear national majority, writes Farooq Tariq, offering little hope for positive change, as the incoming government is poised to fast-track neoliberal policies, privatise state institutions and deepen class exploitation.

krish-rad_ind (2024-02-14). Massive Farmers Protests In The EU Pit Social Justice Against Neoliberalism. popularresistance.org

Chris Webb (2024-02-13). John Saul and the Meaning of Solidarity. socialistproject.ca Like many others from around the world, and particularly Southern Africa, we have mourned the passing of John S. Saul in September 2023 in Toronto, the city where he grew up, taught and wrote his numerous books and essays. His contributions to the liberation of Southern Africa from his years there, his writings, and his role in forming the Toronto Committee for the Liberation of Southern Africa, a key fulcrum of anti-apartheid activism in Canada. For many of us, John was a teacher, comrade, and spirited partisan of jazz, theatre and the Toronto sports teams. He was also an important force behind the Canadian p…

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ecns.cn (2024-02-13). Xi delivers speech at Spring Festival reception, extending festive greetings to all Chinese. ecns.cn In his speech, Xi noted that over the past year, we implemented the new development philosophy on all fronts, adhered to the general principle of seeking progress while maintaining stability, decisively downgraded the level of COVID-19 epidemic prevention and control, and promoted the recovery and development of the economy.

ecns.cn (2024-02-13). International experts expect further advances in China | Spring Festival Goes Global. ecns.cn As the world celebrates the coming of the Year of the Dragon, global experts send their greetings."China has made the right kinds of investments for the real economy to prosper," said David Blair, vice president and senior economist at the Center for China and Globalization, in an interview with China News Network. He expects the Chinese economy to grow further over the next decade.

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-13). Essential polling shows support for a democratic economy, proportional representation. greenleft.org.au

Ben Norton, Geopolitical Economy. (2024-02-12). Putin Debunks Tucker Carlson's Warmongering Anti-China Propaganda. popularresistance.org The US TV host Tucker Carlson set off a political scandal by traveling to Moscow this February to interview Russian President Vladimir Putin. | This provoked a debate in the media, which — as is so often the case in partisan US politics — completely missed the forest for the trees. | Liberal war hawks like Hillary Clinton portrayed Tucker Carlson as a traitor and "useful idiot" of Putin. | Democrats have been blinded by their obsessive hatred of Russia, and are utterly incapable of seeing what is happening geopolitically. | In reality, Carlson and other Donald Trump allies in the Republican Party have…

ecns.cn (2024-02-12). Xi delivers speech at Spring Festival reception, extending festive greetings to all Chinese. ecns.cn In his speech, Xi noted that over the past year, we implemented the new development philosophy on all fronts, adhered to the general principle of seeking progress while maintaining stability, decisively downgraded the level of COVID-19 epidemic prevention and control, and promoted the recovery and development of the economy.

ecns.cn (2024-02-12). International experts expect further advances in China | Spring Festival Goes Global. ecns.cn As the world celebrates the coming of the Year of the Dragon, global experts send their greetings."China has made the right kinds of investments for the real economy to prosper," said David Blair, vice president and senior economist at the Center for China and Globalization, in an interview with China News Network. He expects the Chinese economy to grow further over the next decade.

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-12). Essential polling shows support for a democratic economy, proportional representation. greenleft.org.au

newarab (2024-02-12). IMF chief says Gaza war 'devastating' Palestinian economy. newarab.com The Gaza war has devastated the economies of both the "The Palestinian economy's dire outlook is worsening as the conflict persists," managing director Kristalina Georgieva told the World Governments Summit in Dubai. | "Only a durable peace and p…

ecns.cn (2024-02-13). Insights丨Former official of WEF: China's economic shift promising through sustainable development. ecns.cn Claude Smadja, Former Managing Director of the World Economic Forum, noted during an exclusive interview with China News Network that China has achieved tremendous progress in many areas including artificial intelligence, e-commerce, and electric cars.

EDWIN (2024-02-13). SIU to investigate corruption allegations at NCEDA. sanews.gov.za SIU to investigate corruption allegations at NCEDA | President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed Proclamation R151 of 2024 authorising the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) to investigate allegations of corruption in the affairs of Northern Cape Economic Development and Trade and Investment Promotion Agency. | According to a statement by the unit, these include seven contracts and serious maladministration of salary adjustments and to recover any financial losses suffered by the State. | Proclamation R151 of 2024 authorises the SIU to probe the procurement and/or contracting of seven contracts. These are for the procure…

midwesternmarx (2024-02-13). Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger withdraw from ECOWAS By: Peoples Dispatch. midwesternmarx.com Land area under ECOWAS, which is condemned by West Africa's popular movements as an agent of French imperialism, has been reduced to less than half after their withdrawal Representatives of Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger at the formation of the Alliance of Sahel States. Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Mali In a televised statement on Sunday, January 28, Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger announced their withdrawal from the Economic Community o …

_____ (2024-02-12). China Is 'World's Sole Manufacturing Superpower' with 35% of Global Output. transcend.org China's state-led economic development model and robust industrial policy has transformed it into what an influential European think tank calls "the world's sole manufacturing superpower", making up 35% of global gross production — more than the 9 next largest manufacturers combined.

ecns.cn (2024-02-12). Insights丨Former official of WEF: China's economic shift promising through sustainable development. ecns.cn Claude Smadja, Former Managing Director of the World Economic Forum, noted during an exclusive interview with China News Network that China has achieved tremendous progress in many areas including artificial intelligence, e-commerce, and electric cars.

Hank Pellissier (2024-02-12). Myanmar: Interview with a Radical Activist. indybay.org Interview with a radical activist in Myanmar who is a long-time advocate for political and economic justice…

NEO (2024-02-12). It's time for Africa! sanews.gov.za It's time for Africa! | By Saadia Moola | The official launch of South Africa's first shipment and preferential trading under the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) on 31 January 2024, at the Port of Durban goes beyond a feather in the cap for trade and economic growth. It signals the unyielding African spirit which has prevailed against the injustices that plagued our continent, including colonialism and apartheid. | Our liberation from these wrongs took the strength of all African nations and together we proved that we could overcome insurmountable obstacles to create a brighter future for the co…

The Independent (2024-02-12). Uganda maintains fourth spot in Absa Africa Financial Markets Index. independent.co.ug There's a need for enhanced liquidity in domestic markets to foster economic growth and socio-economic transformation Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Uganda has preserved its fourth-place ranking in the Absa Africa Financial Markets Index for 2023, despite a slight decrease in its overall score from 64.4 to 62.8. The index, which assesses financial market development …

Staff (2024-02-12). Race, Gender, Class: Bishop Barber, Economist Michael Zweig on Poor & Low-Wage Voters in 2024 Election. democracynow.org As the 2024 election heats up, the Poor People's Campaign has launched a 40-week effort aimed at mobilizing the voting power of some 15 million poor and low-wage voters across the United States ahead of the November election. The campaign's first major coordinated actions are set to occur outside 30 statehouses on March 2, just days before Super Tuesday. "Statehouses are where the political insurrections are taking place," says Bishop William Barber, co-chair of the Poor People's Campaign. The "enormous undertaking" is in response to "an enormous economic and moral…

Mansa Musa, The Real News Network. (2024-02-13). Baltimore's 'Downward Spiral' Of Poverty, Disinvestment, And Policing. popularresistance.org The crisis of mass incarceration is about more than the conduct of police officers—it's a question of public expenditures, and how pouring taxpayer money into incarceration at the expense of other, more humanizing ventures takes a toll on society at large. As public schools and public health programs across the nation grapple with a host of preventable problems arising from underinvestment, state and local governments across the nation spend over $200 billion each year on prisons, jails, and police. Now, a new report from the Justice Policy Institute, "The Right Investment 2.0", takes a detailed look at the…

Chris Walker (2024-02-12). Minnesota's New Child Tax Credit Could Reduce Childhood Poverty by 33 Percent. truthout.org Minnesota government officials are touting the state's new child tax credit, effective for the 2023 tax filing year, as an incredible investment that will reduce child poverty in the state by a third. Minnesota families can claim up to $1,750 per child with the new credit, which was passed by the state legislature and signed into law by Gov. Tim Walz (D) last year. The credit is tailored to help… |

Jim Hightower (2024-02-12). Turning Down Food Aid for Poor Children is Shockingly Callous. counterpunch.org This plot line could have come from one of Charles Dickens' novels about upper-class depravity: "Miserly governors refuse to provide gruel for poverty-stricken ragamuffins." Unfortunately, this is not a novel, but modern-day reality taking place in 15 states, where right-wing officeholders have scorned a federal program to provide food this summer for millions of children mired

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-13). World Cancer Day: Making a commitment to close the cancer care gap. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) recognizes World Cancer Day annually on February 4. The UICC's 2024 theme for World Cancer Day is "Close the Care Gap." The care gap is the gap between people who can obtain healthcare related to the prevention, early detection, diagnosis and treatment of cancer and those who cannot. The factors that create this gap include income, education and geographical location barriers. Discrimination based on ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, age,…

C.J. Polychroniou (2024-02-12). A Growing Number of Economists Are Joining the Fight to Rein In the Big Banks. truthout.org The fortunes of the five richest men in the world have "shot up by 114 percent since 2020," according to a January 2024 Oxfam report on global inequality, while "nearly five billion people have been made poorer." This most recent gross increase in wealth and income inequality builds on global trends that took hold in the early 1980s, with the decades-long increase in inequality being particularly… |

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-12). World Cancer Day: Making a commitment to close the cancer care gap. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) recognizes World Cancer Day annually on February 4. The UICC's 2024 theme for World Cancer Day is "Close the Care Gap." The care gap is the gap between people who can obtain healthcare related to the prevention, early detection, diagnosis and treatment of cancer and those who cannot. The factors that create this gap include income, education and geographical location barriers. Discrimination based on ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, age,…

newarab (2024-02-13). Labour candidate 'sorry' for claim Israel let Oct.7 happen. newarab.com The Azhar Ali, who is also a Labour councillor, said his remarks were "deeply offensive, ignorant and…

newarab (2024-02-12). Labour candidate 'sorry' for claim Israel let Oct.7 happen. newarab.com The Azhar Ali, who is also a Labour councillor, said his remarks were "deeply offensive, ignorant and…

Ben Wray, Jacobin. (2024-02-13). In Europe, Platform Workers Are Winning Limited Protections. popularresistance.org As the European Parliament heads toward fresh elections in June, there's one unresolved file on the desk of Brussels's politicians and technocrats. The European Union (EU) Platform Work Directive, an attempt to establish a unified set of labor standards for workers on digital platforms like Uber and Deliveroo, has turned out to be a thorny issue. | The EU's various institutions have been banging heads over platform work regulation for years now, unable to bridge conflicting interests and ideologies. If passed, the Platform Work Directive would establish a whole set of new rights relating to algorithmic management…

Farooque Chowdhury (2024-02-13). Interview with Michael D. Yates on Labor: Organization, Negotiation, and Education. mronline.org The emancipation of labor is one of the foremost questions in all exploitative societies and societies in transition.

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-13). Australians for War Powers Reform says Labor must not support US strikes across the Middle East. greenleft.org.au

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-13). Labor's council demerge bill a 'sleight of hand'. greenleft.org.au

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-13). Palestine solidarity supporters call on Labor to boost funding to UNRWA. greenleft.org.au

Otto Fors, Left Voice. (2024-02-13). AFL-CIO's Ceasefire Call Shows Power Of The Movement For Palestine. popularresistance.org On Thursday, the AFL-CIO called for a ceasefire in Israel's genocidal assault on Gaza. The statement came after months of silence, during which the largest union federation in the United States had gone as far as to force a Washington-based labor council to remove its ceasefire resolution. The AFL-CIO's call shows that the movement for Palestine and rank-and-file ceasefire organizing has forced labor to shift its position on the assault — and this movement must go further. | The AFL-CIO's statement comes after more than 28,000 Palestinians — 40 percent of whom are children — have been killed by…

Support Labor! (2024-02-13). Wednesday 2/14: UCSC Cross-Union Solidarity Rally. indybay.org UC Santa Cruz: Meet at Stevenson Dining Hall, then march to Quarry Plaza…

WSWS (2024-02-13). Sri Lankan IYSSE public lecture at Peradeniya University: "A study of the Communist Manifesto" wsws.org The lecture will explain the basic conceptions and principles elaborated in the Communist Manifesto. We invite students, workers and academics to attend and participate in this critical discussion.

WSWS (2024-02-13). Australia: No "resilient homes" in Northern Rivers until at least 2026, more than four years after devastating floods. wsws.org A state Labor government plan for just 400 new dwellings in Lismore is too late for most victims, even if they could afford to buy land in the proposed housing estate.

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-12). Australians for War Powers Reform says Labor must not support US strikes across the Middle East. greenleft.org.au

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-12). Labor's council demerger bill a 'sleight of hand'. greenleft.org.au

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-12). Palestine solidarity supporters call on Labor to boost funding to UNRWA. greenleft.org.au

Hannah Thomas (2024-02-12). Labor's decision to pull UNRWA funding is just wrong. independentaustralia.net

Labor Video Project (2024-02-12). At Marin Medical Society Gala In SF "Pelosi, You Can't Hide We Charge You With Genocide" indybay.org At the Marin Medical Society 2024 gala on February 9, opponents of the US supported Israeli genocide protested at the Academy of Science in Golden Gate park where the gala was being held.

Pavel López Lazo (2024-02-12). NSW League and FCBS to ink baseball MoU. plenglish.com Canberra, Feb 11 (Prensa Latina) A valuable opportunity for baseball collaboration opens between Australia and Cuba after the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between baseball institutions of both nations.

Pressenza Philippines (2024-02-12). Sorsogon Province Marks Three-Year Milestone in Maternal and Newborn Health Care. pressenza.com by Geri Matthew Carretero | Legazpi City, Philippines — Sorsogon Province, through the Sorsogon Provincial Health Office in partnership with Jhpiego, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University, with support from the MSD for Mothers Global Grant Program, hosted a Dissemination Forum titled "Breaking Barriers: Achievements and Collaborations in UHC towards Responsive and Quality Maternal and Newborn Health Service Delivery in Sorsogon Province" at the Pepperland Hotel in Legazpi City on February 8, 2024. Participants gather at the Pepperland Hotel for the Dissemination Forum Program. Photo by Geri Matthew Carre…

Margaret Flowers, Clearing the FOG. (2024-02-13). Massive Farmers Protests In The EU Pit Social Justice Against Neoliberalism. popularresistance.org Farmers throughout the European Union, from Ireland and France to Poland, Greece and Portugal, are in the streets protesting unsustainable working conditions, namely higher costs of production while the prices for their goods remain stagnant and new environmental regulations are being brutally imposed on them without state support to realize them. Right wing neo-Nazi groups are using the farming crisis to empower themselves, as they were successful in doing in the Netherlands. Clearing the FOG speaks with Morgan Ody, the general coordinator of La Via Campesina – International, about their efforts to resist this r…

The Independent (2024-02-12). MultiChoice cuts decoder prices. independent.co.ug Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | MultiChoice Uganda has reduced the price of the DStv decoder- only from Shs95,000 to an unbeatable Shs69,000. This special promotion is valid until March 31, 2024, providing an unparalleled opportunity for individuals and families to enjoy the world-class content offered by DStv. The limited-time offer includes not only the discounted …

City of Sunnyvale (2024-02-13). Thursday 2/22: Electric Vehicle Financial Incentives. indybay.org Webinar. Register to receive link.

DikelediM (2024-02-13). Sanitary dignity programme makes progress. sanews.gov.za Sanitary dignity programme makes progress | The Department of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities (DWYPD) continues to deliver free disposable sanitary pads to indigent/poor girls and women since 2019. | The department has since 2019 been delivering the sanitary products through its sanitary dignity programme. | From 2019 to 2023, the programme has benefited 4.3 million learners. | The department revealed that the current budget for the programme in the 2023/24 financial year is R235 million, which will increase in the 2024/25 financial year as well as into the outer years. | The Sanitary Dignity Implemen…

Eric Toussaint (2024-02-13). Why the Marshall Plan ? cadtm.org In July 2024, the World Bank and the IMF will be 80 years old. 80 years of financial neo-colonialism and the imposition of austerity policies in the name of debt repayment. 80 years is enough! The Bretton Woods institutions must be abolished and replaced by democratic institutions serving an ecological, feminist and anti-racist bifurcation. To mark these 80 years, we are republishing a series of articles every Wednesday until July, looking in detail at the history and damage caused by these (…) | – | / |

WSWS (2024-02-13). In a sign of growing instability, loans to US shadow banks pass $1 trillion. wsws.org The rapid rise in lending by banks to shadow banks is causing concern among financial regulators because numerous reports have made clear very little is known of their connections.

albawaba (2024-02-12). NATO and EU respond to Trump's warning. albawaba.com ALBAWABA – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has reacted to former US President Donald Trump's remarks, cautioning that allies failing to meet their financial commitments to NATO might not be defended in the event of a Russian attack.Stoltenberg, in an interview with Norwegian TV channel TV2, stated, "Any suggestion that allies won't support each other would harm our security. Regardless of the presidential election outcome, I expect the US to remain a strong and loyal NATO ally."The EU also voiced its concerns over Trump's comments. European Council President Charles Michel, in a message on his X account,…

Eric Toussaint (2024-02-12). Why the Marshall Plan ? cadtm.org In July 2024, the World Bank and the IMF will be 80 years old. 80 years of financial neo-colonialism and the imposition of austerity policies in the name of debt repayment. 80 years is enough! The Bretton Woods institutions must be abolished and replaced by democratic institutions serving an ecological, feminist and anti-racist bifurcation. To mark these 80 years, we are republishing a series of articles every Wednesday until July, looking in detail at the history and damage caused by these (…) | – | / |

_____ (2024-02-12). Friedman's Vermin Analogies Echo Ugly Pro-Genocide Propaganda. transcend.org 6 Feb 2024 – NYT columnist Thomas Friedman wrote a piece that compared the targets of US bombs to vermin. It's the sort of metaphor that propagandists have historically used to justify genocide.

The Independent (2024-02-12). UEDCL promises more business to suppliers ahead of Umeme takeover. independent.co.ug The company's procurement list includes electricity poles, transformers, office equipment, cables, and various services Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | The Uganda Electricity Distribution Company Limited (UEDCL) is gearing up for an increase in operations and procurement, projecting a significant rise in annual spending from the current average of Shs50 billion. This increase is anticipated as …

NEOB (2024-02-12). Draft work visa regulations a boon for attracting skills. sanews.gov.za Draft work visa regulations a boon for attracting skills | South Africa's new draft work visa regulations are a milestone for the country's efforts to attract investment and promote job creation. | This is according to President Cyril Ramaphosa who addressed the nation through his weekly newsletter on Monday. | Last week, the Department of Home Affairs released the draft second amendment of the Immigration Regulations for public comment. The draft regulations deal with remote work and critical skills visas. | "The publication of the new draft regulations are part of our ongoing drive to reform the country's visa…

WSWS (2024-02-13). Indonesian presidential candidates make empty promises to improve social conditions. wsws.org None of the three capitalist politicians has the slightest intention of addressing the social crisis facing workers and the poor. Whoever is elected will seek to boost business profits at the expense of working people.

Greg Ruiters, Patrick Bond (2024-02-13). South Africa's failed infrastructure privatisation and deregulation. cadtm.org Introduction
| The South African state is commonly said to be 'failing' — not only because yet again at the end of 2023, a recession hit. An alleged fiscal crisis, in the form of a public debt to GDP ratio in excess of 70 percent (mostly due to Covid-19 revenue shrinkage), prevents the kind of institutional rescue and expansion of infrastructure and services typical of prior eras of developmental- or welfare-state construction.
| A typical articulation of the terrain of infrastructure financing (…) | – |

Paul Armentano (2024-02-13). Is the Government Finally Abandoning Its Flat Earth Cannabis Policies? counterpunch.org Hundreds of pages of recently released documents provided by the Department of Health and Services affirm what the overwhelming majority of the public has known for decades: Marijuana is therapeutically useful. And its harms are not on par with those of heroin — which federal regulations currently consider it akin to — or even alcohol. Those were the

Greg Ruiters, Patrick Bond (2024-02-12). South Africa's failed infrastructure privatisation and deregulation. cadtm.org Introduction
| The South African state is commonly said to be 'failing' — not only because yet again at the end of 2023, a recession hit. An alleged fiscal crisis, in the form of a public debt to GDP ratio in excess of 70 percent (mostly due to Covid-19 revenue shrinkage), prevents the kind of institutional rescue and expansion of infrastructure and services typical of prior eras of developmental- or welfare-state construction.
| A typical articulation of the terrain of infrastructure financing (…) | – |

midwesternmarx (2024-02-13). How Yemen's 'asabiyya' is reshaping geopolitics By: Pepe Escobar. midwesternmarx.com The Arabic word Asabiyya, or 'social solidarity,' is a soundbite in the west, but taken very seriously by the globe's new contenders China, Russia, and Iran. It is Yemen, however, that is mainstreaming the idea, by sacrificing everything for the world's collective morality in a bid to end the genocide in Gaza. When there is a general change of conditions,It is as if the entire creation had changedand the whole world been altered,as if it were a new and repeated creation,a world brought i …

midwesternmarx (2024-02-13). Nicaragua to take western states to ICJ for 'facilitating genocide By: News Desk. midwesternmarx.com The Central American nation has called on Germany, the UK, the Netherlands, and Canada to stop sending arms to IsraelThe Nicaraguan government has started legal proceedings to take Germany, the UK, the Netherlands, and Canada to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for complicity in the Israeli genocide of Palestinians in Gaza and other violations of international law. In a statement, Managua said it has informed the governments of "the [UK], Germany, the Netherlands, …

Editor (2024-02-12). Ernest Mandel — "Hope and Marxism: Historical and Theoretical Essays" mronline.org Some of Ernest Mandel's finest work on Marxist theory and revolutionary politics appeared in the form of short articles. "Hope and Marxism" collects eleven of Mandel's most significant articles and provides an excellent introduction to his thought.

Editor (2024-02-12). The living wage gap. mronline.org According to an analysis from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the minimum wage does not suffice to pay for a typical set of living expenses in any state of the United States. Hawaii, Georgia and Utah, where the living wage gap exceeded $10 per hour, fared the worst.

Andrés Madrid, Andrés Tapia (2024-02-13). Capitalism and drug trafficking in Ecuador: Two sides of the same coin. cadtm.org

Sonali Kolhatkar (2024-02-13). Cashing in on Racist Bail. counterpunch.org Most Americans have not considered "cash bail" as critical to equality and freedom. The term is an esoteric one but is increasingly central to the ongoing battle over racial capitalism, policing, and mass incarceration, especially in an election year as critical as 2024. Here's what cash bail means: When arrested by police on suspicion of

Andrés Madrid, Andrés Tapia (2024-02-12). Capitalism and drug trafficking in Ecuador: Two sides of the same coin. cadtm.org

_____ (2024-02-12). Citing World Court, Japan Firm Cuts Ties with Israel Arms Maker. transcend.org 7 Feb 2024 – Itochu Corporation, a major Japanese industrial conglomerate, is cutting ties with Israeli arms maker Elbit, citing the International Court of Justice ruling that Israel may be committing genocide in Gaza. Its aviation division will terminate the partnership by the end of February.

albawaba (2024-02-13). Bitcoin hits new record high not seen in 3 Years. albawaba.com ALBAWABA – Bitcoin's price has hit a big milestone, going over $50,000 for the first time since December 2021. This jump is because more people are interested in buying spot Bitcoin funds.According to Coinmarketcap, the total value of the global cryptocurrency market, including Bitcoin, has gone up by 2.3% in the last day, reaching over $1.85 trillion.The price of Bitcoin has gone up by more than 3.8% in just one day because people are feeling more confident about buying spot Bitcoin funds.Experts say this increase is because they think big banks will start being more helpful with money, and they're excited about…

marketing (2024-02-12). Iraq, U.S. Resumed Dialogue On Ending U.S.-Led Coalition's Mission #MENAFN #Bitcoin #LatestNews #BreakingNews. menafn.com (MENAFN – Nam News Network) | BAGHDAD, Feb 12 (NNN-NINA) Iraq and the United States resumed, yesterday, a new round of dialogue, to discuss ending the U.S.-led international coalition's mission in …

marketing (2024-02-12). Doctor Claims Dementia Symptoms In Biden #MENAFN #Bitcoin #LatestNews #BreakingNews. menafn.com (MENAFN – AzerNews) US President Joseph Biden is indeed showing signs of age-related | dementia, Azernews reports, citing Marty Makari, | Johns Hopkins University professor and surgeon, telling in …

albawaba (2024-02-12). Elon Musk refuses to comply with Judge's order to testify. albawaba.com ALBAWABA – A federal judge has ordered Elon Musk to testify again about his purchase of "X" (formerly Twitter), giving both Musk and the SEC a week to agree on when and where the interview will happen.The judge's order, issued last night, makes official a previous ruling from December favoring the SEC.A judge told Elon Musk he has to talk to investigators about his $44 billion deal to buy Twitter. The judge gave them a week to agree on when and where to meet.This comes after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) sued Musk. They want him to explain his purchase of Twitter, which he renamed "X" later.Mu…

Henry Giroux (2024-02-12). Youth & Memories of Hope in the Age of Disposability: The Personal & the Political. indybay.org Youth and Memories of Hope in the Age of Disposability: Connecting the Personal and the Political. There is a war raging in neoliberal societies, especially in the United States, especially against working-class youth, Black and Brown youth, and impoverished youth.

Freedom Socialist Party (2024-02-12). Sunday 2/25: Building on the Leadership Legacy of Black Panther Women. indybay.org New Valencia Hall, 747 Polk St., San Francisco | Located 7 blocks from Civic Center BART and on or near the #19, 31, 47, 48 & 49 Muni bus lines…

Pavel López Lazo (2024-02-12). How to build socialism? Zapatista experience: Success or failure? plenglish.com Guatemala City (Prensa Latina) On January 1, 1994, the same day the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) came into effect, the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) made its public appearance.

Roger D. Harris, Popular Resistance. (2024-02-12). Washington Sets Stage For Delegitimizing The Venezuelan Presidential Election. popularresistance.org Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution marks its 25th anniversary this month, despite continuous US-led hybrid warfare to overthrow the socialist project. The Venezuelan government of President Nicolás Maduro has successfully forced the US to de facto engage with it, although Washington still maintains the fiction that the defunct 2015 National Assembly is the "last remaining democratic institution" there. | The US has been relegated to vetting candidates for the upcoming Venezuelan presidential election. While still egregiously interventionist, the imperial power has failed to achieve outright regime change. The appe…

Roger D. Harris (2024-02-12). Washington Promotes Opposition Candidate Setting the Stage for Delegitimizing the Venezuelan Presidential Election. dissidentvoice.org Despite continuous US-led hybrid warfare to overthrow the socialist project, this month marks the 25th anniversary of the Bolivarian Revolution. The Venezuelan government of President Nicolás Maduro has successfully forced the US to de facto engage with it, although Washington still maintains the fiction that the defunct 2015 National Assembly is the "last remaining democratic …

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Ben Norton, Geopolitical Economy. (2024-02-12). Putin Debunks Tucker Carlson's Warmongering Anti-China Propaganda. popularresistance.org The US TV host Tucker Carlson set off a political scandal by traveling to Moscow this February to interview Russian President Vladimir Putin. | This provoked a debate in the media, which — as is so often the case in partisan US politics — completely missed the forest for the trees. | Liberal war hawks like Hillary Clinton portrayed Tucker Carlson as a traitor and "useful idiot" of Putin. | Democrats have been blinded by their obsessive hatred of Russia, and are utterly incapable of seeing what is happening geopolitically. | In reality, Carlson and other Donald Trump allies in the Republican Party have…

ecns.cn (2024-02-12). Xi delivers speech at Spring Festival reception, extending festive greetings to all Chinese. ecns.cn In his speech, Xi noted that over the past year, we implemented the new development philosophy on all fronts, adhered to the general principle of seeking progress while maintaining stability, decisively downgraded the level of COVID-19 epidemic prevention and control, and promoted the recovery and development of the economy.

ecns.cn (2024-02-12). International experts expect further advances in China | Spring Festival Goes Global. ecns.cn As the world celebrates the coming of the Year of the Dragon, global experts send their greetings."China has made the right kinds of investments for the real economy to prosper," said David Blair, vice president and senior economist at the Center for China and Globalization, in an interview with China News Network. He expects the Chinese economy to grow further over the next decade.

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-12). Essential polling shows support for a democratic economy, proportional representation. greenleft.org.au

newarab (2024-02-12). IMF chief says Gaza war 'devastating' Palestinian economy. newarab.com The Gaza war has devastated the economies of both the "The Palestinian economy's dire outlook is worsening as the conflict persists," managing director Kristalina Georgieva told the World Governments Summit in Dubai. | "Only a durable peace and p…

albawaba (2024-02-11). Israel struggling to fund war, resorts to selling bonds. albawaba.com ALBAWABA — The aggression on the Gaza Strip seems to be tightening the strain on the Israeli economy, causing the government to sell bonds in close to all-time-high numbers, as reported by Bloomberg, who's according to anonymous financial officials add that the Israeli government will rely significantly on Shekel debt markets as it expands its issuances.Pressure on Israel's budget increased heavily after Moody's Investors Service dropped Israel's credit rating from A1 to A2 as well as lowering its outlook to 'Negative', citing potential escalations with Lebanon's Hezbollah on Israel's northern parts as the…

ecns.cn (2024-02-11). Xi delivers speech at Spring Festival reception, extending festive greetings to all Chinese. ecns.cn In his speech, Xi noted that over the past year, we implemented the new development philosophy on all fronts, adhered to the general principle of seeking progress while maintaining stability, decisively downgraded the level of COVID-19 epidemic prevention and control, and promoted the recovery and development of the economy.

ecns.cn (2024-02-11). China-Laos Railway builds on momentum in new year as cargo and passenger numbers grow. ecns.cn China-Laos Railway has facilitated 27.87 million passenger journeys and 32.56 million tons of cargo since it entered operation on December 3, 2021, China Media Group reported on Thursday, reflecting the strong momentum in China-Laos business trade and personnel exchanges.

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-11). Essential polling shows support for a democratic economy, proportional representation. greenleft.org.au

Patricia Harrity (2024-02-11). "The Great Reset" Is Here: Follow the Money. "Insane Lockdown" of the Global Economy, "The Green Agenda" expose-news.com "The top-down reorganization of the world economy by a cabal of technocratic corporativists, led by the group around the Davos World Economic Forum— the so-called Great Reset or UN Agenda 2030— is …

newarab (2024-02-11). IMF chief says Gaza war 'devastating' Palestinian economy. newarab.com The Gaza war has devastated the economies of both the "The Palestinian economy's dire outlook is worsening as the conflict persists," managing director Kristalina Georgieva told the World Governments Summit in Dubai. | "Only a durable peace and p…

Radhika Desai, Michael Hudson, Geopolitical Economy. (2024-02-11). How To Go From Neoliberalism To A Productive, Sustainable Economy. popularresistance.org In our last show, which we entitled "The Debt Explosion: How Neoliberalism Fuels Debt Crises", we promised that our next show would be about what the solution is, what is the solution to the myriad problems that we were describing. And that is indeed what we are going to discuss today. | The solution, we feel, in the United States and in all countries that have gone down the road of neoliberalism and financialization involves a root and branch reform of the financial system. And this would be the foundation for the urgent economic transformation. It will be the single largest component of the economic transformat…

ecns.cn (2024-02-12). Insights丨Former official of WEF: China's economic shift promising through sustainable development. ecns.cn Claude Smadja, Former Managing Director of the World Economic Forum, noted during an exclusive interview with China News Network that China has achieved tremendous progress in many areas including artificial intelligence, e-commerce, and electric cars.

Hank Pellissier (2024-02-12). Myanmar: Interview with a Radical Activist. indybay.org Interview with a radical activist in Myanmar who is a long-time advocate for political and economic justice…

NEO (2024-02-12). It's time for Africa! sanews.gov.za It's time for Africa! | By Saadia Moola | The official launch of South Africa's first shipment and preferential trading under the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) on 31 January 2024, at the Port of Durban goes beyond a feather in the cap for trade and economic growth. It signals the unyielding African spirit which has prevailed against the injustices that plagued our continent, including colonialism and apartheid. | Our liberation from these wrongs took the strength of all African nations and together we proved that we could overcome insurmountable obstacles to create a brighter future for the co…

The Independent (2024-02-12). Uganda maintains fourth spot in Absa Africa Financial Markets Index. independent.co.ug There's a need for enhanced liquidity in domestic markets to foster economic growth and socio-economic transformation Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Uganda has preserved its fourth-place ranking in the Absa Africa Financial Markets Index for 2023, despite a slight decrease in its overall score from 64.4 to 62.8. The index, which assesses financial market development …

Hank Pellissier (2024-02-11). Myanmar: Interview with a Radical Activist. indybay.org Interview with a radical activist in Myanmar who is a long-time advocate for political and economic justice…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2024-02-11). BRICS+ and the Future of the International Order. libya360.wordpress.com This thought-provoking article by Elias Jabbour — associate professor of theory and policy of economic planning at Rio de Janeiro State University, and member of the Friends of Socialist China advisory group — explores the shifting dynamics of global power and the emergence of BRICS+ as a significant factor in the evolving international order. The…

Jim Hightower (2024-02-12). Turning Down Food Aid for Poor Children is Shockingly Callous. counterpunch.org This plot line could have come from one of Charles Dickens' novels about upper-class depravity: "Miserly governors refuse to provide gruel for poverty-stricken ragamuffins." Unfortunately, this is not a novel, but modern-day reality taking place in 15 states, where right-wing officeholders have scorned a federal program to provide food this summer for millions of children mired

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-12). World Cancer Day: Making a commitment to close the cancer care gap. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) recognizes World Cancer Day annually on February 4. The UICC's 2024 theme for World Cancer Day is "Close the Care Gap." The care gap is the gap between people who can obtain healthcare related to the prevention, early detection, diagnosis and treatment of cancer and those who cannot. The factors that create this gap include income, education and geographical location barriers. Discrimination based on ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, age,…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-11). World Cancer Day: Making a commitment to close the cancer care gap. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) recognizes World Cancer Day annually on February 4. The UICC's 2024 theme for World Cancer Day is "Close the Care Gap." The care gap is the gap between people who can obtain healthcare related to the prevention, early detection, diagnosis and treatment of cancer and those who cannot. The factors that create this gap include income, education and geographical location barriers. Discrimination based on ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, age,…

newarab (2024-02-12). Labour candidate 'sorry' for claim Israel let Oct.7 happen. newarab.com The Azhar Ali, who is also a Labour councillor, said his remarks were "deeply offensive, ignorant and…

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-12). Australians for War Powers Reform says Labor must not support US strikes across the Middle East. greenleft.org.au

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-12). Labor's council demerger bill a 'sleight of hand'. greenleft.org.au

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-12). Palestine solidarity supporters call on Labor to boost funding to UNRWA. greenleft.org.au

Hannah Thomas (2024-02-12). Labor's decision to pull UNRWA funding is just wrong. independentaustralia.net

Labor Video Project (2024-02-12). At Marin Medical Society Gala In SF "Pelosi, You Can't Hide We Charge You With Genocide" indybay.org At the Marin Medical Society 2024 gala on February 9, opponents of the US supported Israeli genocide protested at the Academy of Science in Golden Gate park where the gala was being held.

Pavel López Lazo (2024-02-12). NSW League and FCBS to ink baseball MoU. plenglish.com Canberra, Feb 11 (Prensa Latina) A valuable opportunity for baseball collaboration opens between Australia and Cuba after the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between baseball institutions of both nations.

Pressenza Philippines (2024-02-12). Sorsogon Province Marks Three-Year Milestone in Maternal and Newborn Health Care. pressenza.com by Geri Matthew Carretero | Legazpi City, Philippines — Sorsogon Province, through the Sorsogon Provincial Health Office in partnership with Jhpiego, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University, with support from the MSD for Mothers Global Grant Program, hosted a Dissemination Forum titled "Breaking Barriers: Achievements and Collaborations in UHC towards Responsive and Quality Maternal and Newborn Health Service Delivery in Sorsogon Province" at the Pepperland Hotel in Legazpi City on February 8, 2024. Participants gather at the Pepperland Hotel for the Dissemination Forum Program. Photo by Geri Matthew Carre…

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-11). Australians for War Powers Reform says Labor must not support US strikes across the Middle East. greenleft.org.au

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-11). Labor's council demerger bill a 'sleight of hand'. greenleft.org.au

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-11). Palestine solidarity supporters call on Labor to boost funding to UNRWA. greenleft.org.au

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2024-02-11). Oil Corporations Exit Nigeria, Leaving a Trail of Environmental Destruction Behind. libya360.wordpress.com Geoff Iyatse Today, the oil companies whose operations damaged the environment and their collaborators (the government), which failed to act, are on the same table negotiating a divestment deal that does not factor in remediation clauses. Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC, or simply Shell), like its leading competitors, has been on a prolonged asset disposal…

Labor Video Project (2024-02-11). At Marin Medical Society Gala In SF "Pelosi, You Can't Hide We Charge You With Genocide" indybay.org At the Marin Medical Society 2024 gala on February 9, opponents of the US supported Israeli genocide protested at the Academy of Science in Golden Gate park where the gala was being held.

The Independent (2024-02-12). MultiChoice cuts decoder prices. independent.co.ug Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | MultiChoice Uganda has reduced the price of the DStv decoder- only from Shs95,000 to an unbeatable Shs69,000. This special promotion is valid until March 31, 2024, providing an unparalleled opportunity for individuals and families to enjoy the world-class content offered by DStv. The limited-time offer includes not only the discounted …

albawaba (2024-02-12). NATO and EU respond to Trump's warning. albawaba.com ALBAWABA – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has reacted to former US President Donald Trump's remarks, cautioning that allies failing to meet their financial commitments to NATO might not be defended in the event of a Russian attack.Stoltenberg, in an interview with Norwegian TV channel TV2, stated, "Any suggestion that allies won't support each other would harm our security. Regardless of the presidential election outcome, I expect the US to remain a strong and loyal NATO ally."The EU also voiced its concerns over Trump's comments. European Council President Charles Michel, in a message on his X account,…

Eric Toussaint (2024-02-12). Why the Marshall Plan ? cadtm.org In July 2024, the World Bank and the IMF will be 80 years old. 80 years of financial neo-colonialism and the imposition of austerity policies in the name of debt repayment. 80 years is enough! The Bretton Woods institutions must be abolished and replaced by democratic institutions serving an ecological, feminist and anti-racist bifurcation. To mark these 80 years, we are republishing a series of articles every Wednesday until July, looking in detail at the history and damage caused by these (…) | – | / |

Eric Toussaint (2024-02-11). SUNFED versus World Bank. cadtm.org In July 2024, the World Bank and the IMF will be 80 years old. 80 years of financial neo-colonialism and the imposition of austerity policies in the name of debt repayment. 80 years is enough! The Bretton Woods institutions must be abolished and replaced by democratic institutions serving an ecological, feminist and anti-racist bifurcation. To mark these 80 years, we are republishing a series of articles every Wednesday until July, looking in detail at the history and damage caused by these (…) | – | / |

Eric Toussaint (2024-02-11). Why the Marshall Plan ? cadtm.org In July 2024, the World Bank and the IMF will be 80 years old. 80 years of financial neo-colonialism and the imposition of austerity policies in the name of debt repayment. 80 years is enough! The Bretton Woods institutions must be abolished and replaced by democratic institutions serving an ecological, feminist and anti-racist bifurcation. To mark these 80 years, we are republishing a series of articles every Wednesday until July, looking in detail at the history and damage caused by these (…) | – | / |

Anonymous (2024-02-11). LAVC Grant Director Falsified Resumes/Employment Histories. indybay.org New documents being released show that the scandal at Los Angeles Valley College involved Grant Director Dan Watanabe asking student-workers and others to falsify their resumes and credentials to receive employment from the Grant he managed. Erika Endrijonas knew about it, Annie G. Reed helped cover it up. LACCD Board of Trustees did nothing.

Brian Berletic (2024-02-11). Why US Artillery Shell Production Isn't Enough & Why Other Munitions Will Fall Far Shorter Still. thealtworld.com Update on the conflict in Ukraine for February 11, 2024… | — US artillery shell production is increasing solely because the US Army owns and controls the means of production; | — Despite the surge capacity already on hand when the decision was made to expand production, the US Army is required to build entirely new facilities to meet the production target of 80,000-100,000 155 mm shells a month; | — Even if the US meets its target by 2025, it is depending on Europe to reach the 200,000 shells a month (2.4 million/year) Ukraine is said to need on the battlefield; | — Russia currently produces…

The Independent (2024-02-12). UEDCL promises more business to suppliers ahead of Umeme takeover. independent.co.ug The company's procurement list includes electricity poles, transformers, office equipment, cables, and various services Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | The Uganda Electricity Distribution Company Limited (UEDCL) is gearing up for an increase in operations and procurement, projecting a significant rise in annual spending from the current average of Shs50 billion. This increase is anticipated as …

NEOB (2024-02-12). Draft work visa regulations a boon for attracting skills. sanews.gov.za Draft work visa regulations a boon for attracting skills | South Africa's new draft work visa regulations are a milestone for the country's efforts to attract investment and promote job creation. | This is according to President Cyril Ramaphosa who addressed the nation through his weekly newsletter on Monday. | Last week, the Department of Home Affairs released the draft second amendment of the Immigration Regulations for public comment. The draft regulations deal with remote work and critical skills visas. | "The publication of the new draft regulations are part of our ongoing drive to reform the country's visa…

WSWS (2024-02-12). Mass layoffs in US healthcare industry carried out to maximize profits. wsws.org The assault on jobs has impacted every industry, including the healthcare sector, which suffered nearly 60,000 job cuts in 2023.

Greg Ruiters, Patrick Bond (2024-02-12). South Africa's failed infrastructure privatisation and deregulation. cadtm.org Introduction
| The South African state is commonly said to be 'failing' — not only because yet again at the end of 2023, a recession hit. An alleged fiscal crisis, in the form of a public debt to GDP ratio in excess of 70 percent (mostly due to Covid-19 revenue shrinkage), prevents the kind of institutional rescue and expansion of infrastructure and services typical of prior eras of developmental- or welfare-state construction.
| A typical articulation of the terrain of infrastructure financing (…) | – |

GABIK (2024-02-11). Various peanut butter brands recalled. sanews.gov.za Various peanut butter brands recalled | The National Consumer Commission (NCC) has urged consumers in possession of various peanut butter brands manufactured by House of Natural Butters to return them to the point of purchase. | Acting Commissioner Thezi Mabuza said the manufacturer informed the Commission that the products from Pick n Pay's No Name brand, Eden All Natural brand, Wazoogles Superfoods and Dischem's Lifestyle brand were found to have higher than legally acceptable levels of Aflatoxin, as set out under R1145 Regulation Governing Tolerance of Fungus-Produced Toxins in Foodstuffs. | The recalled produ…

Rhoda Wilson (2024-02-11). WHO's Pandemic Treaty negotiations are failing; they are blaming it on vaccine patents. expose-news.com Maybe 5% of the negotiations regarding the World Health Organisation's Pandemic Treaty and amendments to the International Health Regulations ("IHR") are about a trade agreement. The other 95% are about global control …

Editor (2024-02-12). Ernest Mandel — "Hope and Marxism: Historical and Theoretical Essays" mronline.org Some of Ernest Mandel's finest work on Marxist theory and revolutionary politics appeared in the form of short articles. "Hope and Marxism" collects eleven of Mandel's most significant articles and provides an excellent introduction to his thought.

midwesternmarx (2024-02-11). Lying Across the Globe with Nancy Pelosi. By: Riley Miller. midwesternmarx.com ​It's been Democrats' favorite refrain for years now. Don't like something? Call it Russian. For years, Democrats labeled Donald Trump a Russian agent. Despite multiple investigations yielding no evidence to support this lofty claim, they cling to it. Or what about when Hillary Clinton accused Tulsi Gabbard of being groomed by Russia for a spoiler presidential run? Clinton's theory was little more than a petty attack against someone who called her &ldquo …

Andrés Madrid, Andrés Tapia (2024-02-12). Capitalism and drug trafficking in Ecuador: Two sides of the same coin. cadtm.org

WSWS (2024-02-12). Amid furor over Biden's age and acuity: The deeper issues in the Democratic Party crisis. wsws.org The political crisis in the United States is rooted in the global crisis of capitalism, which threatens working people with war, social austerity and dictatorship.

Andrés Madrid, Andrés Tapia (2024-02-11). Capitalism and drug trafficking in Ecuador: Two sides of the same coin. cadtm.org

marketing (2024-02-12). Iraq, U.S. Resumed Dialogue On Ending U.S.-Led Coalition's Mission #MENAFN #Bitcoin #LatestNews #BreakingNews. menafn.com (MENAFN – Nam News Network) | BAGHDAD, Feb 12 (NNN-NINA) Iraq and the United States resumed, yesterday, a new round of dialogue, to discuss ending the U.S.-led international coalition's mission in …

marketing (2024-02-12). Doctor Claims Dementia Symptoms In Biden #MENAFN #Bitcoin #LatestNews #BreakingNews. menafn.com (MENAFN – AzerNews) US President Joseph Biden is indeed showing signs of age-related | dementia, Azernews reports, citing Marty Makari, | Johns Hopkins University professor and surgeon, telling in …

marketing (2024-02-11). US Judge Orders Elon Musk To Testify In SEC's Twitter Probe #MENAFN #Bitcoin #LatestNews #BreakingNews. menafn.com (MENAFN – Khaleej Times) A federal judge ordered Elon Musk to testify again in the US Securities and Exchange Commission's probe of his $44 billion takeover of Twitter, giving the regulator and the …

marketing (2024-02-11). Tiktok Faces Threat Of Hefty Fines As EU Prepares Probe Over Risks To Minors #MENAFN #Bitcoin #LatestNews #BreakingNews. menafn.com (MENAFN – AzerNews) TikTok owner ByteDance Ltd. faces the threat of hefty fines as | the European Union prepares a probe under its strict new content | moderation rules over concerns of risks to …

albawaba (2024-02-12). Elon Musk refuses to comply with Judge's order to testify. albawaba.com ALBAWABA – A federal judge has ordered Elon Musk to testify again about his purchase of "X" (formerly Twitter), giving both Musk and the SEC a week to agree on when and where the interview will happen.The judge's order, issued last night, makes official a previous ruling from December favoring the SEC.A judge told Elon Musk he has to talk to investigators about his $44 billion deal to buy Twitter. The judge gave them a week to agree on when and where to meet.This comes after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) sued Musk. They want him to explain his purchase of Twitter, which he renamed "X" later.Mu…

Henry Giroux (2024-02-12). Youth & Memories of Hope in the Age of Disposability: The Personal & the Political. indybay.org Youth and Memories of Hope in the Age of Disposability: Connecting the Personal and the Political. There is a war raging in neoliberal societies, especially in the United States, especially against working-class youth, Black and Brown youth, and impoverished youth.

Henry Giroux (2024-02-11). Youth & Memories of Hope in the Age of Disposability: The Personal & the Political. indybay.org Youth and Memories of Hope in the Age of Disposability: Connecting the Personal and the Political. There is a war raging in neoliberal societies, especially in the United States, especially against working-class youth, Black and Brown youth, and impoverished youth.

Freedom Socialist Party (2024-02-12). Sunday 2/25: Building on the Leadership Legacy of Black Panther Women. indybay.org New Valencia Hall, 747 Polk St., San Francisco | Located 7 blocks from Civic Center BART and on or near the #19, 31, 47, 48 & 49 Muni bus lines…

Pavel López Lazo (2024-02-12). How to build socialism? Zapatista experience: Success or failure? plenglish.com Guatemala City (Prensa Latina) On January 1, 1994, the same day the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) came into effect, the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) made its public appearance.

Roger D. Harris, Popular Resistance. (2024-02-12). Washington Sets Stage For Delegitimizing The Venezuelan Presidential Election. popularresistance.org Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution marks its 25th anniversary this month, despite continuous US-led hybrid warfare to overthrow the socialist project. The Venezuelan government of President Nicolás Maduro has successfully forced the US to de facto engage with it, although Washington still maintains the fiction that the defunct 2015 National Assembly is the "last remaining democratic institution" there. | The US has been relegated to vetting candidates for the upcoming Venezuelan presidential election. While still egregiously interventionist, the imperial power has failed to achieve outright regime change. The appe…

Freedom Socialist Party (2024-02-11). Sunday 2/25: Building on the Leadership Legacy of Black Panther Women. indybay.org New Valencia Hall, 747 Polk St., San Francisco | Located 7 blocks from Civic Center BART and on or near the #19, 31, 47, 48 & 49 Muni bus lines…

Friends of Socialist China. (2024-02-11). US Peace Activists Call For Dialogue And Understanding With China. popularresistance.org At a time when China-United States relations are increasingly defined by narratives of rivalry, a recent visit by US peace activists to China offered a refreshing counterpoint. | Seeking to build bridges of understanding between the two nations, a delegation from the US Peace Council visited China last month at the invitation of the Chinese People's Association for Peace and Disarmament. | They shared their firsthand experience in China at a recent webinar to demonstrate that cooperation, not competition, is the path to a peaceful future. | "What we witnessed was a modernizing China focused on promoting peaceful…

Larry Haiven (2024-02-11). What Kind of Holocaust Education? Preventing Racism and Antisemitism. socialistproject.ca As we mark the 19th Annual Holocaust Remembrance Day [27 January], the call to make Holocaust teaching "obligatory" in Canadian public schools has risen to fever pitch. British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario

Pressenza New York (2024-02-11). Washington Promotes Opposition Candidate Setting the Stage for Delegitimizing the Venezuelan Presidential Election. pressenza.com Despite continuous US-led hybrid warfare to overthrow the socialist project, this month marks the

Santa Cruz News (2024-02-11). DSA Santa Cruz Electoral Working Group Recommends Yes on Measure M, Housing for People. indybay.org The Electoral Action Working Group of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) Santa Cruz recommends a yes vote on Measure M, the Housing for People initiative, which is on the ballot in the March 5 primary election in the City of Santa Cruz. If passed, Measure M will increase the ratio of inclusionary/affordable housing to 25% in new large projects of 30+ units, and will require a majority vote of the people before the city's General Plan can be amended to raise current building height limits or floor area ratios.

ecns.cn (2024-02-11). Xi extends Spring Festival greetings to all Chinese, urging efforts to write new chapter in advancing Chinese modernization. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, delivers a speech at a Spring Festival reception at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 8, 2024.

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2024-02-11: News Headlines

albawaba (2024-02-11). Israel struggling to fund war, resorts to selling bonds. albawaba.com ALBAWABA — The aggression on the Gaza Strip seems to be tightening the strain on the Israeli economy, causing the government to sell bonds in close to all-time-high numbers, as reported by Bloomberg, who's according to anonymous financial officials add that the Israeli government will rely significantly on Shekel debt markets as it expands its issuances.Pressure on Israel's budget increased heavily after Moody's Investors Service dropped Israel's credit rating from A1 to A2 as well as lowering its outlook to 'Negative', citing potential escalations with Lebanon's Hezbollah on Israel's northern parts as the…

ecns.cn (2024-02-11). Xi delivers speech at Spring Festival reception, extending festive greetings to all Chinese. ecns.cn In his speech, Xi noted that over the past year, we implemented the new development philosophy on all fronts, adhered to the general principle of seeking progress while maintaining stability, decisively downgraded the level of COVID-19 epidemic prevention and control, and promoted the recovery and development of the economy.

ecns.cn (2024-02-11). China-Laos Railway builds on momentum in new year as cargo and passenger numbers grow. ecns.cn China-Laos Railway has facilitated 27.87 million passenger journeys and 32.56 million tons of cargo since it entered operation on December 3, 2021, China Media Group reported on Thursday, reflecting the strong momentum in China-Laos business trade and personnel exchanges.

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-11). Essential polling shows support for a democratic economy, proportional representation. greenleft.org.au

newarab (2024-02-11). IMF chief says Gaza war 'devastating' Palestinian economy. newarab.com The Gaza war has devastated the economies of both the "The Palestinian economy's dire outlook is worsening as the conflict persists," managing director Kristalina Georgieva told the World Governments Summit in Dubai. | "Only a durable peace and p…

Radhika Desai, Michael Hudson, Geopolitical Economy. (2024-02-11). How To Go From Neoliberalism To A Productive, Sustainable Economy. popularresistance.org In our last show, which we entitled "The Debt Explosion: How Neoliberalism Fuels Debt Crises", we promised that our next show would be about what the solution is, what is the solution to the myriad problems that we were describing. And that is indeed what we are going to discuss today. | The solution, we feel, in the United States and in all countries that have gone down the road of neoliberalism and financialization involves a root and branch reform of the financial system. And this would be the foundation for the urgent economic transformation. It will be the single largest component of the economic transformat…

Ariadna Eljuri, Orinoco Tribune. (2024-02-10). Venezuela Presents Anti-Blockade Policies To Burkina Faso Delegation. popularresistance.org This Wednesday, Venezuelan vice minister for anti-blockade policy, William Castillo, made a presentation to the visiting delegation from Burkina Faso. Castillo's presentation covered the impact on Venezuela's economy of the illegal coercive measures—euphemistically referred to as "sanctions"—imposed by the US and its vassals and spoke about how Venezuela has overcome them. | In a statement, Castillo wrote that both parties agreed that "the sanctions are part of an illegal and criminal foreign policy and of a model of neocolonialism that uses attacks on the economy as a spearhead for the geopolitical c…

Ben Norton (2024-02-10). Putin debunks Tucker Carlson's warmongering anti-China propaganda, mocks his CIA ties. geopoliticaleconomy.com Russia's President Vladimir Putin condemned the "boogeyman" anti-China propaganda that Trump ally Tucker Carlson spewed in his interview in Moscow, while mocking the ex Fox News host for applying to join the CIA.

Dongsheng Collective (2024-02-10). China grew more than any other developed economy in 2023 | January 2024. dongshengnews.org China strengthens its role as an international peace broker by intervening in multiple international conflicts; China supports Palestine's full UN membership; PetroChina now controls Iraq's largest oil field; Taiwan's separatist ruling party won elections…

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-10). Essential polling shows support for a democratic economy, proportional representation. greenleft.org.au

Staff (2024-02-10). Putin debunks Tucker Carlson's warmongering anti-China propaganda, mocks his CIA ties. geopoliticaleconomy.substack.com Subscribe now The US TV host Tucker Carlson set off a political scandal by traveling to Moscow this February to interview Russian President Vladimir Putin. This provoked a debate in the media, which — as is so often the case in partisan US politics — completely missed the forest for the trees. Liberal war hawks …

Hank Pellissier (2024-02-11). Myanmar: Interview with a Radical Activist. indybay.org Interview with a radical activist in Myanmar who is a long-time advocate for political and economic justice…

english.almanar.com.lb (2024-02-10). Economic Crisis Looms in Northern Settlements Amid War Risk with Hezbollah: Businesses Struggle as Tensions Rise. english.almanar.com.lb Israeli media reports reveal that businesses in Kiryat Shmona, Shlomi, and other northern areas have taken a hit, with expenditures dropping significantly. The ongoing confrontation and escalation between Hezbollah and the Israeli occupation forces, has led to closures of thousands of businesses since October 7, 2023, causing widespread economic hardship. Amid the crisis, food …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2024-02-10). Unilateral Coercive Measures: The Devastating Impact of Economic Sanctions on Countries and People. libya360.wordpress.com Cira Pascual Marquina Dr. Alena Douhan, UN Special Rapporteur talks about the devastating impact of economic sanctions on countries and people. Dr. Alena Douhan is a professor of International Law, the Director of the Peace Research Center at the Belarusian State University, and an Associated member of the Institute for International Law of Peace and…

Nicholas Aderinto, Gbolahan Olatunji, Emmanuel Kokori (2024-02-10). Correspondence] Health implications of GSK's departure from Nigeria. thelancet.com GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) announced plans to cease operations in Nigeria in the face of worsening economic conditions and declining revenues.1 GSK's departure as a crucial pharmaceutical provider in Nigeria holds substantial implications for the country's health-care sector, including disruptions in disease management, treatment access, and immunisation efforts, and potentially puts patients at risk due to supply chain disruptions for medicines and vaccines.2 The absence of GSK-manufactured medications such as Amoxil (amoxicillin), Cervarix (a human papillomavirus vaccine), and Bexsero (a meningitis vaccine) could le…

C.J. Polychroniou (2024-02-10). SEC's Approval of Bitcoin Markets May Set the Stage for Financial Disaster. truthout.org Over the past several decades, there have been rapid and fundamental changes in the finance and banking sectors. The banking reforms of the New Deal, which endured up until about 1980 and provided a relative degree of banking and financial stability, were reversed by the neoliberal counterrevolution with an eye toward increasing profits and shredding social responsibility. A new book by world… |

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-11). World Cancer Day: Making a commitment to close the cancer care gap. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) recognizes World Cancer Day annually on February 4. The UICC's 2024 theme for World Cancer Day is "Close the Care Gap." The care gap is the gap between people who can obtain healthcare related to the prevention, early detection, diagnosis and treatment of cancer and those who cannot. The factors that create this gap include income, education and geographical location barriers. Discrimination based on ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, age,…

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-11). Australians for War Powers Reform says Labor must not support US strikes across the Middle East. greenleft.org.au

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-11). Labor's council demerger bill a 'sleight of hand'. greenleft.org.au

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-11). Palestine solidarity supporters call on Labor to boost funding to UNRWA. greenleft.org.au

Labor Video Project (2024-02-11). At Marin Medical Society Gala In SF "Pelosi, You Can't Hide We Charge You With Genocide" indybay.org At the Marin Medical Society 2024 gala on February 9, opponents of the US supported Israeli genocide protested at the Academy of Science in Golden Gate park where the gala was being held.

GAVI Alliance (2024-02-10). DR Congo: Gavi, l'Alliance du Vaccin, l'OMS, l'UNICEF et leurs partenaires concluent une retraite de deux jours à Kinshasa axée sur l'évaluation de l'assistance technique en matière de la vaccination en RDC. reliefweb.int Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo | Sources: GAVI Alliance, UN Children's Fund, World Health Organization | Kinshasa, 07 février 2024 — Mise à jour, publiée le 10 février 2024 | Gavi, l'Alliance du Vaccin, en collaboration avec ses partenaires, notamment l'Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS), le Fonds des Nations Unies pour l'Enfance (UNICEF) et d'autres, a conclu une retraite de deux jours (06-07 février) à Kinshasa, sous le leadership du Ministère de la Santé Publique, Hygiène et Prévention. La retraite visait à évaluer la mise en ≈ìuvre et l'efficacité de l'assistance techniqu…

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-10). Australians for War Powers Reform says Labor must not support US strikes across the Middle East. greenleft.org.au

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-10). Labor's council demerger bill a 'sleight of hand'. greenleft.org.au

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-10). Palestine solidarity supporters call on Labor to boost funding to UNRWA. greenleft.org.au

María Candela (2024-02-10). Embajadora de Cuba en Italia destaca colaboración médica en Calabria (+Foto). radiohc.cu Roma, 10 feb (RHC) "La experiencia de nuestros médicos en Calabria es una página más en el glorioso libro de la colaboración internacionalista", destacó este sábado la embajadora de Cuba en Italia, Mirta Granda, en declaraciones al diario Il Quotidiano del Sud.

Richard M Carpiano, Timothy Callahan, Jad A Elharake, Peter Hotez, The Lancet Commission on Vaccine Hesitancy, Acceptance,, Demand in the United States (2024-02-10). Correspondence] Vaccination and the defence of democracy — Authors' reply. thelancet.com Roger L Albin's Correspondence shows some of the many ways to conceptualise the potential mechanisms underlying the evolution and expansion of anti-vaccine activism in the USA. Two of Albin's points prompted us to elaborate here on ideas we discussed in our Viewpoint.1…

WSWS (2024-02-10). Australia: NSW Labor government ends free parking in further attack on health workers. wsws.org The health unions' "campaign" against paid parking is a fraud, designed to allow workers to let off steam, while preventing any real challenge to the latest attack on take-home pay.

Angela (2024-02-10). Saturday 2/10: LA Labor for Palestine. indybay.org LA City Hall | 200 N Spring St. | Los Angeles, CA…

krish-rad_ind (2024-02-10). Consumption-As-Politics: Taylor Swift Isn't the Defining Political Issue of Our Times. truthdig.com

Eric Toussaint (2024-02-11). SUNFED versus World Bank. cadtm.org In July 2024, the World Bank and the IMF will be 80 years old. 80 years of financial neo-colonialism and the imposition of austerity policies in the name of debt repayment. 80 years is enough! The Bretton Woods institutions must be abolished and replaced by democratic institutions serving an ecological, feminist and anti-racist bifurcation. To mark these 80 years, we are republishing a series of articles every Wednesday until July, looking in detail at the history and damage caused by these (…) | – | / |

Eric Toussaint (2024-02-11). Why the Marshall Plan ? cadtm.org In July 2024, the World Bank and the IMF will be 80 years old. 80 years of financial neo-colonialism and the imposition of austerity policies in the name of debt repayment. 80 years is enough! The Bretton Woods institutions must be abolished and replaced by democratic institutions serving an ecological, feminist and anti-racist bifurcation. To mark these 80 years, we are republishing a series of articles every Wednesday until July, looking in detail at the history and damage caused by these (…) | – | / |

Eric Toussaint (2024-02-10). SUNFED versus World Bank. cadtm.org In July 2024, the World Bank and the IMF will be 80 years old. 80 years of financial neo-colonialism and the imposition of austerity policies in the name of debt repayment. 80 years is enough! The Bretton Woods institutions must be abolished and replaced by democratic institutions serving an ecological, feminist and anti-racist bifurcation. To mark these 80 years, we are republishing a series of articles every Wednesday until July, looking in detail at the history and damage caused by these (…) | – | / |

Eric Toussaint (2024-02-10). Why the Marshall Plan ? cadtm.org In July 2024, the World Bank and the IMF will be 80 years old. 80 years of financial neo-colonialism and the imposition of austerity policies in the name of debt repayment. 80 years is enough! The Bretton Woods institutions must be abolished and replaced by democratic institutions serving an ecological, feminist and anti-racist bifurcation. To mark these 80 years, we are republishing a series of articles every Wednesday until July, looking in detail at the history and damage caused by these (…) | – | / |

Anonymous (2024-02-11). LAVC Grant Director Falsified Resumes/Employment Histories. indybay.org New documents being released show that the scandal at Los Angeles Valley College involved Grant Director Dan Watanabe asking student-workers and others to falsify their resumes and credentials to receive employment from the Grant he managed. Erika Endrijonas knew about it, Annie G. Reed helped cover it up. LACCD Board of Trustees did nothing.

Anonymous (2024-02-10). LAVC Grant Director Falsified Resumes/Employment Histories. indybay.org New documents being released show that the scandal at Los Angeles Valley College involved Grant Director Dan Watanabe asking student-workers and others to falsify their resumes and credentials to receive employment from the Grant he managed. Erika Endrijonas knew about it, Annie G. Reed helped cover it up. LACCD Board of Trustees did nothing.

Anita Hofschneider, Scheer Post. (2024-02-10). Campus Divestment Activists Eye Fossil Fuel Profits On Stolen Land. popularresistance.org Samantha Gonsalves-Wetherell, a senior at the University of Arizona, has spent years urging university officials to take climate change seriously. As a leader of UArizona Divest, she and her classmates have been pushing the university toward three goals: to divest from fossil fuels by 2029; commit to no further investments in fossil fuels; and to implement socially responsible investing goals. | "It's hard to both combat the climate crisis and also fund it," said Gonsalves-Wetherell. She has met with university officials to ask them what stocks the university has invested in and how much revenue oil and gas inves…

Editor (2024-02-10). Campus Divestment Activists Eye Fossil Fuel Profits on Stolen Land. scheerpost.com

National Single Payer, Popular Resistance. (2024-02-10). What The US Can Learn From The Cuban Health Care System. popularresistance.org David Ramirez Alvarez is Second Secretary in the Cuban Embassy, representing Cuba's cultural and political forces sectors. He will be presenting an historical and current analysis of the Cuban health care system, how it differs from our profit-driven system, how Cuba provides comprehensive primary and quaternary health services in the face of a decades' long illegal and brutal U.S. blockade and still has better outcomes than ours. Ramirez Alvarez will also address how the training of health care providers and scientists in Cuba is intimately connected to the socialist culture derived from the Cuban Revolution. Is…

GABIK (2024-02-11). Various peanut butter brands recalled. sanews.gov.za Various peanut butter brands recalled | The National Consumer Commission (NCC) has urged consumers in possession of various peanut butter brands manufactured by House of Natural Butters to return them to the point of purchase. | Acting Commissioner Thezi Mabuza said the manufacturer informed the Commission that the products from Pick n Pay's No Name brand, Eden All Natural brand, Wazoogles Superfoods and Dischem's Lifestyle brand were found to have higher than legally acceptable levels of Aflatoxin, as set out under R1145 Regulation Governing Tolerance of Fungus-Produced Toxins in Foodstuffs. | The recalled produ…

Rhoda Wilson (2024-02-11). WHO's Pandemic Treaty negotiations are failing; they are blaming it on vaccine patents. expose-news.com Maybe 5% of the negotiations regarding the World Health Organisation's Pandemic Treaty and amendments to the International Health Regulations ("IHR") are about a trade agreement. The other 95% are about global control …

midwesternmarx (2024-02-11). Lying Across the Globe with Nancy Pelosi. By: Riley Miller. midwesternmarx.com ​It's been Democrats' favorite refrain for years now. Don't like something? Call it Russian. For years, Democrats labeled Donald Trump a Russian agent. Despite multiple investigations yielding no evidence to support this lofty claim, they cling to it. Or what about when Hillary Clinton accused Tulsi Gabbard of being groomed by Russia for a spoiler presidential run? Clinton's theory was little more than a petty attack against someone who called her &ldquo …

WSWS (2024-02-10). As it supports Gaza genocide, UK government wages war on democratic rights. wsws.org Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's comments denouncing protests are worthy of a police state. They signal a further assault on democratic rights in the UK in defence of Israel's war of annihilation against the Palestinians.

Andrés Madrid, Andrés Tapia (2024-02-11). Capitalism and drug trafficking in Ecuador: Two sides of the same coin. cadtm.org

Andrés Madrid, Andrés Tapia (2024-02-10). Capitalism and drug trafficking in Ecuador: Two sides of the same coin. cadtm.org

marketing (2024-02-10). Six-Year-Old Gaza Girl Found Dead, Family Says, Blaming Israel #MENAFN #Bitcoin #LatestNews #BreakingNews. menafn.com (MENAFN – The Peninsula) | AFP Gaza Strip, Palestinian Territories: A six-year-old Palestinian girl who went missing after the family's car came under fire in Gaza was found dead Saturday, the …

marketing (2024-02-10). Swiss-EU Parliamentary Exchange Group Meets In Bern #MENAFN #Bitcoin #LatestNews #BreakingNews. menafn.com (MENAFN – Swissinfo) A majority of participants at the exchange were however in favour of opening negotiations as soon as possible, the Swiss parliamentary services announced on Friday evening.It is …

marketing (2024-02-10). Palestinian Death Toll In Gaza Exceeds 28,000: Ministry #MENAFN #Bitcoin #LatestNews #BreakingNews. menafn.com (MENAFN – Nam News Network) | GAZA, Feb 11 (NNN-XINHUA) The Palestinian death toll from the ongoing Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip, has exceeded 28,000, the Gaza-based Health Ministry said …

Henry Giroux (2024-02-11). Youth & Memories of Hope in the Age of Disposability: The Personal & the Political. indybay.org Youth and Memories of Hope in the Age of Disposability: Connecting the Personal and the Political. There is a war raging in neoliberal societies, especially in the United States, especially against working-class youth, Black and Brown youth, and impoverished youth.

Joe Emersberger (2024-02-10). Political Analyst David Villamar on Violence in Ecuador: After 7 Years of Neoliberalism the Disastrous Consequences are Obvious (Interview). orinocotribune.com

Henry Giroux (2024-02-10). Youth & Memories of Hope in the Age of Disposability: The Personal & the Political. indybay.org Youth and Memories of Hope in the Age of Disposability: Connecting the Personal and the Political. There is a war raging in neoliberal societies, especially in the United States, especially against working-class youth, Black and Brown youth, and impoverished youth.

Freedom Socialist Party (2024-02-11). Sunday 2/25: Building on the Leadership Legacy of Black Panther Women. indybay.org New Valencia Hall, 747 Polk St., San Francisco | Located 7 blocks from Civic Center BART and on or near the #19, 31, 47, 48 & 49 Muni bus lines…

Friends of Socialist China. (2024-02-11). US Peace Activists Call For Dialogue And Understanding With China. popularresistance.org At a time when China-United States relations are increasingly defined by narratives of rivalry, a recent visit by US peace activists to China offered a refreshing counterpoint. | Seeking to build bridges of understanding between the two nations, a delegation from the US Peace Council visited China last month at the invitation of the Chinese People's Association for Peace and Disarmament. | They shared their firsthand experience in China at a recent webinar to demonstrate that cooperation, not competition, is the path to a peaceful future. | "What we witnessed was a modernizing China focused on promoting peaceful…

Pressenza New York (2024-02-11). Washington Promotes Opposition Candidate Setting the Stage for Delegitimizing the Venezuelan Presidential Election. pressenza.com Despite continuous US-led hybrid warfare to overthrow the socialist project, this month marks the

Santa Cruz News (2024-02-11). DSA Santa Cruz Electoral Working Group Recommends Yes on Measure M, Housing for People. indybay.org The Electoral Action Working Group of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) Santa Cruz recommends a yes vote on Measure M, the Housing for People initiative, which is on the ballot in the March 5 primary election in the City of Santa Cruz. If passed, Measure M will increase the ratio of inclusionary/affordable housing to 25% in new large projects of 30+ units, and will require a majority vote of the people before the city's General Plan can be amended to raise current building height limits or floor area ratios.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2024-02-10). Washington Promotes Opposition Candidate Setting the Stage for Delegitimizing the Venezuelan Presidential Election. libya360.wordpress.com Roger D. Harris Image: HFAC Roundtable: "The Fight for Freedom in Venezuela: A Conversation with María Corina Machado" Despite continuous US-led hybrid warfare to overthrow the socialist project, this month marks the 25th anniversary of the Bolivarian Revolution. The Venezuelan government of President Nicolás Maduro has successfully forced the US to de facto engage with…

Rhoda Wilson (2024-02-10). Spain: Riot police are used to crush farmers' protests. expose-news.com Farmer protests have been taking place since Tuesday throughout Spain. Yesterday they announced that would they take their protest to the Socialist Party headquarters in Madrid today. The government has announced that …

WSWS (2024-02-10). The resignation of Maria Svart and the political crisis in the Democratic Socialists of America. wsws.org Svart's decision to step down from the top post in the DSA, one she has held for over 12 years, is one of many indications of a major political crisis in the organization, which functions as a faction of the Democratic Party.

Santa Cruz News (2024-02-10). DSA Santa Cruz Electoral Working Group Recommends Yes on Measure M, Housing for People. indybay.org The Electoral Action Working Group of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) Santa Cruz recommends a yes vote on Measure M, the Housing for People initiative, which is on the ballot in the March 5 primary election in the City of Santa Cruz. If passed, Measure M will increase the ratio of inclusionary/affordable housing to 25% in new large projects of 30+ units, and will require a majority vote of the people before the city's General Plan can be amended to raise current building height limits or floor area ratios.

ecns.cn (2024-02-11). Xi extends Spring Festival greetings to all Chinese, urging efforts to write new chapter in advancing Chinese modernization. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, delivers a speech at a Spring Festival reception at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 8, 2024.

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