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2023-01-27: News Headlines

Xin Ni, Zhe Li, Yingying Liu, Guoliang Bai, Xinping Li, Xiao Zhang (2023-01-28). [Correspondence] Improving childhood cancer care in China — Authors' reply. thelancet.com We thank Yaping Wang and Jue Liu for their Correspondence in response to our Article1 about socioeconomic inequalities in cancer incidence and access to health services faced by Chinese children and adolescents.

Yaping Wang, Jue Liu (2023-01-28). [Correspondence] Improving childhood cancer care in China. thelancet.com We read with interest Xin Ni and colleagues'1 study on cancer incidence, and the association between incidence and inaccessibility of health services among children and adolescents in China. The authors found that an estimated 121‚Äà145 cancer cases were diagnosed among children and adolescents in China between 2018 and 2020, and found a positive association between cancer incidence and regional socioeconomic status (p<0 ∑0001).

Daniela Manno (2023-01-28). [Comment] Developing a vaccine against Marburg virus disease. thelancet.com Marburg virus disease is a severe infection in people and non-human primates (NHPs), with a case-fatality rate of 23—90%.1 The disease is caused by the Marburg virus, a member of the Filoviridae family, which includes the viruses responsible for Ebola virus disease.1 Marburg virus disease is extremely rare. Since its discovery in 1967, when two outbreaks occurred simultaneously in laboratories in Marburg and Frankfurt in Germany, and in Belgrade, Yugoslavia (now Serbia), causing 31 cases and seven deaths, there have been 16 known outbreaks with a cumulative total of fewer than 500 reported cases.

Richard Horton (2023-01-28). [Comment] Offline: America—a codicil. thelancet.com Yes, the US will remain a dominant force in global health for the foreseeable future. But Shannon K O'Neil, in her provocative book The Globalization Myth, casts doubt on the sustainability of America's influence. First, the positive. The US is wealthy and has vastly skilled human resources to draw on. The country is a global leader in creating and defending a rules-based international order. Industries that depend on technology and discovery science thrive. Logistics are a strength. And the quality of American universities is second to none.

Udani Samarasekera (2023-01-28). [Perspectives] Lynette Denny: women's cancer researcher with global impact. thelancet.com As a young child in apartheid era South Africa, Lynette Denny saw police regularly raid the quarters of her family's domestic staff to find Black people who did not have the documents they were legally required to carry to prove their identity and employment. It left Denny with "a permanent feeling of fear, anxiety, and rage at what people could and did do to others", she recalls. Witnessing the injustice, however, was seminal in defining her path. "Because I was on the White privilege side, I think my whole life I've wanted to undo that, so I stayed in public service, I have worked almost exclusively with Black…

ecns.cn (2023-01-27). China's natural gas output up 6.5% in December 2022. ecns.cn China's natural gas output logged steady growth in December 2022, data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed.

ecns.cn (2023-01-27). RMB remains fifth most active currency by value in December: report. ecns.cn The Chinese currency renminbi (RMB), or the yuan, remained the fifth most active currency for global payments by value in December 2022, a report has showed.

ecns.cn (2023-01-27). China remains Germany's main supplier of rare earths. ecns.cn Germany's imports of rare-earth metals from China amounted to 49.3 million euros (53.7 million U.S. dollars) in the first eleven months of 2022, accounting for two-thirds of the total imports, the country's Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) said on Tuesday.

ecns.cn (2023-01-27). Laos looks to tourism to drive economic recovery. ecns.cn The Lao government considers tourism as its top priority in revitalizing the economy and the country is preparing to welcome an influx of foreign visitors in 2023, a senior official has said.

ecns.cn (2023-01-27). China key contributor to Cambodia's development: Cambodian senior official. ecns.cn China is a key contributor to Cambodia's socioeconomic development and poverty reduction, Cambodian Economy and Finance Ministry's Standing Secretary of State Vongsey Vissoth said here on Wednesday.

ecns.cn (2023-01-27). China's power use up 3.6 pct in 2022. ecns.cn China's electricity consumption, a key barometer of economic activity, maintained stable growth in 2022, official data shows.

ecns.cn (2023-01-27). U.S. to test nuclear engine for future Mars missions. ecns.cn NASA and the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced Tuesday a collaboration to demonstrate a nuclear thermal rocket engine in space, the key steps for sending the first crewed missions to Mars.

Labor Video Project (2023-01-27). South Africa Power Outages, The ANC & Capitalism With Weizemann Hamilton. indybay.org The power outages in South Africa threaten the lives, jobs and future of South Africa. Weizmann Hamilton was one of the founders of the ANC and is now a leader of the Marxist Workers Party talks about the causes of this energy crisis, the role of the ANC, Imperialism and capitalism. T…

The Green Arcade (2023-01-27). Wednesday 3/1: Forced Labor and Immigrant Dreams in America – author Saket Soni with Rebecca Solnit. indybay.org 3rd Floor Edward McRoskey Loft | 1687 Market Street | San Francisco, CA 94103…

WSWS (2023-01-27). US Labor Department levies paltry $60,000 fine against Amazon for "failing to keep workers safe" wsws.org In a recently published global survey and in interviews with the World Socialist Web Site, Amazon workers described their dangerous and inhuman working conditions.

WSWS (2023-01-27). Debt ceiling "clash" will lead to major cuts in social spending. wsws.org Both capitalist parties, Democrats as well as Republicans, seek to impose the cost of their wars, Wall Street bailouts and tax cuts for the wealthy on working people.

Shawgi Tell (2023-01-27). Low Enrollment Plagues Many Charter Schools. dissidentvoice.org The mainstream media has long made it seem like parents from coast to coast are frantically clamoring to get their kids into a "limited" number of charter schools. And because there is supposedly not enough space in these charter schools, students are put on a waiting list to get into the school. This neoliberal disinformation …

Suds, snacks,, socialism forum committee (2023-01-27). Saturday 2/4: Haiti: Past, Present, and Future. indybay.org Starry Plough Pub | 3101 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94705…

Dean Baker (2023-01-26). After Fourth Quarter GDP, Economy Looks Solid Unless Fed Derails Economy. cepr.net While the media keep touting the prospects for a recession, it is difficult to see why there would be one in the immediate future. Just to start with the basic picture, growth in the fourth quarter was a very solid 2.9 percent, following a slighter stronger 3.1 percent in the third quarter. This is very …

_____ (2023-01-26). Ukraine's Zelensky Sends Love Letter To US Corporations. popularresistance.org Ukraine's Western-backed leader Volodymyr Zelensky sent a love letter to US companies, thanking "such giants of the international financial and investment world as BlackRock, JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs" for buying up his country's assets. | "Everyone can become a big business by working with Ukraine", he enticed, claiming that the reconstruction of his nation "will be the largest economic project of our time in Europe". | Zelensky likewise praised the Starlink company of billionaire Elon Musk for its technological support, and he called for more Western weapons shipments, including Patriot missiles and Abram tan…

_____ (2023-01-26). Egyptian Economic Crisis Has Hit Syrian-Owned Businesses. strategic-culture.org

infobrics (2023-01-26). Investor Sentiment Shifting in Favour of Emerging Markets, and SA Looks Set to Benefit. infobrics.org The global investment tide is turning in favour of emerging markets, delegates at the World Economic Forum in Davos heard, with JSE CEO Leila Fourie believing that SA is set to be one of the beneficiaries…

Jake Johnson (2023-01-26). GOP Tax Plan Slammed by Critics as Glimpse Into Party's Economic Priorities. truthout.org A House GOP proposal to repeal all federal income taxes — including levies on corporations and the rich — and replace them with a whopping 30% national sales tax is drawing increasingly vocal backlash from economists, tax policy experts, and Democratic lawmakers who say the plan is yet another Republican ploy to reward the wealthy at everyone else's expense Unveiled earlier this month by Rep. |

Staff (2023-01-26). As Housing Crisis Deepens, Corporate Landlords Applaud 'Weak' Biden Renter Protections. commondreams.org Economic justice advocates on Thursday said that to determine the strength of the Biden administration's new nonbinding push for renter protections from the federal and state governments and private sector, one needs to look only at the elated response from corporate landlords. The Revolving Door Project (RDP) pointed to comments from the National Apartment Association …

Tanya Wadhwa (2023-01-26). Latin American and Caribbean leaders reaffirm commitment to regional integration. peoplesdispatch.org On January 24, Latin American and Caribbean leaders reaffirmed their commitment to advance in regional integration and unity at the 7th Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC). The summit was held in the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires. | During the summit, the leaders discussed common issues and how to overcome them through joint regional strategies such as consolidation of peace and democracy in the region, reduction of hunger and poverty, improvement of public health and education systems, advancement of sustainable development in the face of…

_____ (2023-01-26). Australia Has Not Written To US On Assange For Six Months. popularresistance.org A Freedom of Information request by a member of the Australian parliament has revealed that the Australian government has not engaged in correspondence with the United States regarding the case of imprisoned publisher Julian Assange for at least the last six months. | Independent MP Monique Ryan filed the requests with the offices of Labor Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, Attorney General Mark Dreyfus and Foreign Minister Penny Wong and no documents were returned, indicating that there has been no written communication with the U.S. over the fate of Assange since at least last May, reported former Australian Sena…

Eden Clark (2023-01-26). Victory, certified: NLRB rules in favor of Amazon Labor Union. liberationnews.org On January 11, the National Labor Relations Board ruled against Amazon's attempt to overturn the historic union victory of the Amazon Labor Union at JFK8 in Staten Island in New York City.

Editor (2023-01-26). Short video on the U.S. military and climate disaster. mronline.org Ireland has to stop collaborating with the U.S. military/industrial complex by allowing U.S. troops and in Shannon Airport (3 million and rising so far).

John Catalinotto (2023-01-26). Brazil's Lula moves against Bolsonaro collaborators. workers.org Brazilian Workers Confederation condemns coup attempt. Jan. 10, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul. Credit: CTBRS Brazilian ex-President Jair Bolsonaro's forces attempted a coup Jan. 8 in Brasilia and failed — the failure put Brazil's ultraright on the defensive. Their attack on the Legislature, the Presidential Palace and the Supreme . . . |

Staff (2023-01-26). Científica cubana es premiada por biofarmacéutica Bayer. cubadebate.cu La empresa químico-farmacéutica alemana Bayer concedió el premio en ciencias médicas a la científica cubana Yanira Méndez por el desarrollo de nuevos métodos para elaborar vacunas antibacterianas y modificar anticuerpos para obtener agentes anticancerígenos. Méndez también aportó sus conocimientos a las vacunas contra la covid-19.

teleSUR, JDO (2023-01-26). Congreso de Honduras elegirá nueva Corte Suprema de Justicia. telesurtv.net Se instalará este miércoles la segunda legislatura. Los 15 magistrados que resulten electos laborarán durante el periodo 2023-2030.

teleSUR, lvm, YSM (2023-01-26). Encuesta: el 72 % de los franceses rechaza la reforma de pensiones. telesurtv.net Según las estadísticas, la reforma no es aceptada por la población laboralmente activa.

WSWS (2023-01-26). Australian Labor government slashes access to mental health services. wsws.org Cutting the number of subsidised psychologist appointments available from 20 to 10 is a deeply regressive measure and part of the campaign to depict the COVID-19 pandemic as a thing of the past.

cameron orr (2023-01-26). What's behind the price squeeze? cpusa.org Let's cut to the headline takeaways: One of the single biggest causes of the current inflation is the pandemic and the breaks in global supply chains that resulted. In a capitalist system, or any "market" system, when supply is restricted and demand remains high, prices rise. The second biggest cause is the U.S. "Cold …

Matt Sedlar (2023-01-26). GDP Grows 2.9 Percent in 4th Quarter, Driven by Inventories and Service Consumption. cepr.net There is more evidence that inflation is moderating. The largest source of weakness, residential investment is virtually certain to be far less of a drag in future quarters.

Ben Norton (2023-01-26). Exaggerating China's Military Spending. globalresearch.ca

Owen Fairclough (2023-01-26). U.S. gives aid to Ukraine as it hits borrowing limit. america.cgtn.com The Biden administration has made this latest commitment to Ukraine as the U.S. hits its borrowing limits. Meanwhile hardline conservatives are demanding spending cuts as the price of preventing Washington defaulting. See the latest.

Rick Rozoff (2023-01-26). France Commits to 40% Increase in Military Spending, Nuclear Weapon Modernization. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com France Commits to 40% Increase in Military Spending, Nuclear Weapon ModernizationAndy Corbley French President Emmanuel Macron announced recently his administration would increase France's national defense spending 40% over the next 6 years, saying "there is no longer a peace dividend," referring to the common refrain following the end of the Cold War. FULL STORY…

Xiaolu Sun (2023-01-26). Layoffs haven't stopped tech companies from investing in AI. america.cgtn.com See why AI is still an investment, despite tech layoffs.

americanthinker (2023-01-26). Given That Illegal Immigration Damages America, Why Does No One Stop It? americanthinker.com You may be surprised to learn that many institutions other than the Democrat party, whether public or private, profit and gain power from the system.

Staff (2023-01-26). Biden Proposes Renters Bill of Rights as Landlords Make Record Profits; Housing Advocates Want More. democracynow.org A new Biden administration plan announced Wednesday aims to make rent more affordable and protect tenants' rights. This comes as rental costs in the United States rose nearly 25% between 2019 and 2022. It also comes as investors bought nearly a quarter of all single-family homes sold in 2021, making home ownership increasingly impossible for people forced to spend much of their money on ever-increasing rent. Housing activists pushed for the "Blueprint for a Renters Bill of Rights" in the administration's finalized plan to regulate predatory rental practices and provide relief for tenants,…

Michael Berkowitz (2023-01-26). 'Triangle of Sadness' review: Marx for Beginners! peoplesworld.org Editor's note: The following review contains some plot spoilers. Like any trainwreck, Ruben Ostlund's Triangle of Sadness is hard to look away from. There's a florid cast of characters, lots of action, and clear political rooting interests. Two legs of his triangle are a bit shaky, though quite interesting. But the hypotenuse is certainly compelling …

WSWS (2023-01-26). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org French energy, refinery and dock workers continue strikes and protests against pension reforms; Spanish doctors continue widespread strikes over low staffing levels and pay, with primary care doctors and paediatricians in Madrid on strike for seven weeks; UK university academic staff, teachers, civil servants and train drivers to walk out in day of action over pay, conditions and anti-strike laws; strike by Lebanese teachers continues into week three over pay and working conditions; Makro workers in South Africa to walk out again in year-long dispute over wages and conditions as talks break down…

Allen Forrest (2023-01-26). The Purpose of the 99%-ers. dissidentvoice.org The function that the moneyed class have determined for the rank and file within their system of capitalism.

imperial.ac.uk (2023-01-26). Loyalty card data could help to identify ovarian cancer symptoms sooner. imperial.ac.uk Loyalty card data on over-the-counter medicine purchases could help spot ovarian cancer cases earlier, an Imperial College London-led study suggests.

Lee Camp (2023-01-26). Raided by The FBI for Being Socialist, with Omali Yeshitela. mintpressnews.com Lee Camp speaks with Omali Yeshitela, a man raided by the FBI for being a black socialist, to discuss the revolutionary black liberation movement, US imperialism, racism, and the corruption of the two-party system.

Tobias Ljungvall (2023-01-26). Observer to a Failed Uprising. covertactionmagazine.com Author explains what happened during the 2020-2021 protests that aimed but failed to overthrow Europe's last true socialist leader, Alexander Lukashenko Belarus may not be on your mind, given the war in Ukraine and rising tensions around the globe. However, two years ago this fairly small Central European country with a population of ten million …

thecommunists (2023-01-26). Yemen's quest for self-determination continues unabated. thecommunists.org After eight years of continuous imperialist siege, the Yemeni revolution begun in 2014 is still advancing. Following the popular revolution which overthrew the US-Saudi stooge regime that had dominated Yemen for decades, and replaced it with a patriotic government led by the anti-imperialist Ansarullah resistance movement, the imperialists silently declared total war on the poorest …

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2023-01-26: News Headlines

infobrics (2023-01-26). Investor Sentiment Shifting in Favour of Emerging Markets, and SA Looks Set to Benefit. infobrics.org The global investment tide is turning in favour of emerging markets, delegates at the World Economic Forum in Davos heard, with JSE CEO Leila Fourie believing that SA is set to be one of the beneficiaries…

Tanya Wadhwa (2023-01-26). Latin American and Caribbean leaders reaffirm commitment to regional integration. peoplesdispatch.org On January 24, Latin American and Caribbean leaders reaffirmed their commitment to advance in regional integration and unity at the 7th Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC). The summit was held in the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires. | During the summit, the leaders discussed common issues and how to overcome them through joint regional strategies such as consolidation of peace and democracy in the region, reduction of hunger and poverty, improvement of public health and education systems, advancement of sustainable development in the face of…

John Catalinotto (2023-01-26). Brazil's Lula moves against Bolsonaro collaborators. workers.org Brazilian Workers Confederation condemns coup attempt. Jan. 10, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul. Credit: CTBRS Brazilian ex-President Jair Bolsonaro's forces attempted a coup Jan. 8 in Brasilia and failed — the failure put Brazil's ultraright on the defensive. Their attack on the Legislature, the Presidential Palace and the Supreme . . . |

teleSUR, JDO (2023-01-26). Congreso de Honduras elegirá nueva Corte Suprema de Justicia. telesurtv.net Se instalará este miércoles la segunda legislatura. Los 15 magistrados que resulten electos laborarán durante el periodo 2023-2030.

teleSUR, lvm, YSM (2023-01-26). Encuesta: el 72 % de los franceses rechaza la reforma de pensiones. telesurtv.net Según las estadísticas, la reforma no es aceptada por la población laboralmente activa.

WSWS (2023-01-26). Australian Labor government slashes access to mental health services. wsws.org Cutting the number of subsidised psychologist appointments available from 20 to 10 is a deeply regressive measure and part of the campaign to depict the COVID-19 pandemic as a thing of the past.

Ben Norton (2023-01-25). Ukraine's Zelensky sends love letter to US corporations, promising 'big business' for Wall Street. geopoliticaleconomy.com In a video address to a US corporate lobby group, Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky thanked companies like Black Rock, JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, and Starlink, insisting "everyone can become a big business by" investing in Ukraine, where "we are defending freedom and property".

ecns.cn (2023-01-25). China's natural gas output up 6.5% in December 2022. ecns.cn China's natural gas output logged steady growth in December 2022, data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed.

ecns.cn (2023-01-25). RMB remains fifth most active currency by value in December: report. ecns.cn The Chinese currency renminbi (RMB), or the yuan, remained the fifth most active currency for global payments by value in December 2022, a report has showed.

ecns.cn (2023-01-25). China remains Germany's main supplier of rare earths. ecns.cn Germany's imports of rare-earth metals from China amounted to 49.3 million euros (53.7 million U.S. dollars) in the first eleven months of 2022, accounting for two-thirds of the total imports, the country's Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) said on Tuesday.

ecns.cn (2023-01-25). China key contributor to Cambodia's development: Cambodian senior official. ecns.cn China is a key contributor to Cambodia's socioeconomic development and poverty reduction, Cambodian Economy and Finance Ministry's Standing Secretary of State Vongsey Vissoth said here on Wednesday.

Peoples Dispatch (2023-01-25). NUMSA, other organizations seek court action to end South Africa's debilitating power outages. peoplesdispatch.org An application filed by NUMSA along with other trade unions, political parties, and civil society groups seeks urgent action to end load-shedding and a recent hike in electricity tariffs by Eskom as power outages endanger South Africa's infrastructure and economy…

_____ (2023-01-25). The Great Eurasian Merger. strategic-culture.org Eurasia is a sleeping giant that, once it finally wakes up, will be able to dictate its own rules to the US and its allies. | The world is not only tired, but exhausted, at the very end of its civilizational vitality, and all this is a consequence of almost eighty years of American global terror and hegemony. The US has arbitrarily and arrogantly granted itself a right that it perceives as sacred and inalienable, which is the freedom to intervene politically, economically, and militarily anywhere on the planet that it clearly considers its possession. In this American worldview, all other nations are merely a mea…

Anjoulie Woodhead (2023-01-25). Concerns of Growth, Pandemic, War and Inflation Top World Economic Forum Agenda. indybay.org World Bank Cuts Global Growth Forecast as Developing Countries Struggle with Debt…

Anonymous103 (2023-01-25). Ukraine, The Corruption Discovered Is Nothing But The Zelensky's Method. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by Piero Messina | What unites Sierra Leone, Zambia and Ukraine? The corruption. Now it will be a big problem for President Zelensky to convince Western partners to continue economic support for his proxy war. The scandal that led to the arrests of top government leaders in Kiev was hardly unexpected. After all, his trusted men have acted with the same method that has distinguished the Ukrainian president for years. | Let's see the international data. According to Transparency Internation…

ecns.cn (2023-01-25). China's power use up 3.6 pct in 2022. ecns.cn China's electricity consumption, a key barometer of economic activity, maintained stable growth in 2022, official data shows.

JANET (2023-01-25). Jan 28: International People's Tribunal on U.S. Imperialism. iacenter.org The International People's Tribunal on US Imperialism: Sanctions, Blockades, and Economic Coercive Measures Saturday, January 28 | 11am — 6pm The People's Forum & Online 320 W 37th St, New York, NY RSVP here to attend or tune in online After two years of dedicated organizing, we are excited to officially announce the launch of the International People's Tribunal on U.S. Imperialism: Sanctions, Blockades, and Economic Coercive Measures. This project is a first ever international effort to build systems of accountability—rooted in global cross-movement solidarity—both within and outside of the…

unitedEditor (2023-01-25). Some highlights from Davos 2023. uwidata.com The 53rd meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF), also known as the Davos Summit, was held on January 16-20. With the slogan "Cooperation in a Fragmented World", more than 2,700 people attended the Forum from 30 countries, including heads of state or government, as well as representatives of international organizations and the business …

_____ (2023-01-25). South Korea: Intelligence Agency Raids Top Union Confederation. popularresistance.org South Korea's intelligence agency raided the offices of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions, the country's largest organization of independent unions, and an affiliate on January 18. | The high-profile raid, over alleged ties between four former and current union officers and North Korean agents, has raised fears that the conservative government is reverting to dictatorship-era methods of attacking labor by conflating organizing with threats to national security. | The moves come at the same time as the conservative government, led by president Yoon Suk-yeol, seeks to lift restrictions on long working hours…

ecns.cn (2023-01-25). U.S. to test nuclear engine for future Mars missions. ecns.cn NASA and the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced Tuesday a collaboration to demonstrate a nuclear thermal rocket engine in space, the key steps for sending the first crewed missions to Mars.

Editor (2023-01-25). Let the ruling classes tremble! workers.org The working class of France has a long and significant history in the struggle between labor and capital, including the revolutions of 1848 that engulfed several European countries. It was in the context of these revolutions that Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels wrote the Communist Manifesto — then and now, . . . |

Labor Video Project (2023-01-25). South Africa Power Outages, The ANC & Capitalism With Weizemann Hamilton. indybay.org The power outages in South Africa threaten the lives, jobs and future of South Africa. Weizmann Hamilton was one of the founders of the ANC and is now a leader of the Marxist Workers Party talks about the causes of this energy crisis, the role of the ANC, Imperialism and capitalism. T…

Mark Gruenberg (2023-01-25). New York to fine construction firms $ 0,000 when negligence causes death. peoplesworld.org ALBANY, N.Y.—In an aggressive move to hold companies responsible when a worker dies or is severely injured on the job, New York will now fine construction contractors up to $ 0,000 when that occurs, Harvard's On Labor blog, The Gothamist and New York Public Radio report. New York building trades unions supported the law, sponsored by …

Socialist Alliance (2023-01-25). Socialist Alliance gives critical support to Voice to Parliament. greenleft.org.au The Anthony Albanese Labor government's Indigenous Voice to Parliament will be another token gesture, unless the government is also forced by a strong popular movement for real First Nations justice, argues Socialist Alliance.

Socialist Alliance (2023-01-25). Socialist Alliance: Voice to Parliament has to be more than a token gesture. greenleft.org.au The Anthony Albanese Labor government's Indigenous Voice to Parliament will be another token gesture, unless the government is also forced by a strong popular movement for real First Nations justice, argues Socialist Alliance.

Staff (2023-01-25). Sostiene Díaz-Canel encuentro con la misión estatal que cumple labor en Argentina. cubadebate.cu Este miércoles, el presidente cubano, Miguel Díaz-Canel, se reunió con la misión estatal que cumple labor en Argentina, a la cual felicitó por su labor. El mandatario, de visita en Buenos Aires para participar en la VII Cumbre de la Comunidad de Estados Latinoamericanos y Caribeños (Celac), exaltó el trabajo de los diplomáticos cubanos en esa nación.

teleSUR, MER (2023-01-25). Celac reafirma compromiso con la integración regional. telesurtv.net Las autoridades renovaron su disposición para coordinar las labores necesarias en la atención de diversas problemáticas que afectan a la región.

The Green Arcade (2023-01-25). Wednesday 3/1: Forced Labor and Immigrant Dreams in America – author Saket Soni with Rebecca Solnit. indybay.org 3rd Floor Edward McRoskey Loft | 1687 Market Street | San Francisco, CA 94103…

Isheka N. Harrison (2023-01-25). 7 Reasons to Reduce Your Social Media Consumption in 2023: Health, Wealth, and Self. moguldom.com Social media consumption is at an all-time high. According to recent data from Smart Insights, 59 percent of the world's population uses social networking. The number of users grew from 4.2 billion in January 2021 to 4.74 billion in Oct. 2022. The Pew Research Center found the number of social media users increases to 72 percent when isolated to …

scorinoco (2023-01-25). Venezuela's National Assembly Approves Law for Financial Transparency of NGOs in First Discussion. orinocotribune.com On Tuesday, January 24, Venezuelan National Assembly Deputy Diosdado Cabello presented the Bill for the Oversight, Updating and Financing of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Related Organizations before the plenary. The bill was approved in the first discussion by a clear majority. | Cabello highlighted that this law will allow for oversight and regulation of the financing and performance of NGOs. "This will help us to bring order to a sector where there is definitely no order," he said. | pic.twitter.com/Elcmp1FkIG | — PSUV (@PartidoPSUV) Staff (2023-01-25). Venezuela's Vice President: Inflation Reduced by Almost 2/3 in 2022. orinocotribune.com Caracas, January 24, 2023 ( The top official accompanied her presentation with a slideshow showing the evolution of inflation from 2016 to 2022. In 2016, the inflation was at 274%, 863% was reported in 2017, 130…

Staff (2023-01-25). Transition to EVs Must be Paired With Bold Investments in Mass Transit: Study. commondreams.org Since the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act last year, the Biden administration has been making a broad push for a future centered around electric vehicles—but a first-of-its-kind study released Tuesday warned that the EV transition —but a first-of-its-kind study released Tuesday warned that the transition must go hand-in-hand with major investments in mass transit …

americanthinker (2023-01-25). We Can Have A Federal Spending Cap. americanthinker.com No matter what it takes, Mr. Speaker.

ecns.cn (2023-01-25). China's spending on R&D hits 3 trln yuan in 2022. ecns.cn China's total expenditure on research and development (R&D) amounted to nearly 3.09 trillion yuan (about 456 billion U.S. dollars) in 2022, up 10.4 percent year on year, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).

Staff (2023-01-25). Federal Workers Union Says Biden Right Not to Negotiate With GOP Over Debt Ceiling. commondreams.org The largest union of federal workers in the U.S. urged Congress this week to raise the debt ceiling without mandating reductions in social spending, arguing that President Joe Biden is right to reject the GOP's attempt to use the nation's borrowing limit as leverage to force through devastating cuts. "The debt limit must be cleanly …

Staff (2023-01-25). The War Profiteers Overseeing US Pentagon Spending. commondreams.org Earlier this month, the House and Senate Armed Services Committees named eight commissioners who will review President Joe Biden's National Defense Strategy and provide recommendations for its implementation. But the Commission on the National Defense Strategy, which is tasked with "examin[ing] the assumptions, objectives, defense investments, force posture and structure, operational concepts, and military risks …

Frank Cappello (2023-01-25). üéß LEVER TIME: Why Republicans Want To Defund The IRS. levernews.com A few weeks ago, House Republicans passed a bill to cancel new Internal Revenue Service funding. David Sirota sits down with journalist and tax policy expert Jesse Eisinger, who provides much-needed context on the GOP's push to defund one of our most integral government agencies. (Yes, the IRS really is necessary.) Jesse explains how the modest investments passed by Democrats would help the beleaguered IRS hold accountable our worst tax cheats and create billions of dollars in new revenue, and how Republican efforts to defund the agency would lead to even more of its chronically lax oversight (12: 08).A rough tra…

Dana Sanchez (2023-01-25). Microsoft Dumped 10,000 Employees And Is Investing $10 Billion In Artificial Intelligence Bot ChatGPT. moguldom.com Microsoft, which said it plans to lay off 10,000 workers and reported a 12 percent drop in profits for the fourth quarter, has made an estimated $10 billion investment in OpenAI, the maker of ChatGPT. Chat GPT is a viral artificial intelligence app that has excited casual users and AI experts since its latest software …

_____ (2023-01-25). America's Very Broken Healthcare System. popularresistance.org The United States is the only industrialized nation in the world without universal healthcare. Instead, Americans are forced to rely on a mixture of profit and nonprofit private and public healthcare insurers and providers. The United States federal government provides healthcare coverage through Medicare to individuals ages 65 years and older, and to some individuals with disabilities, military veterans, and children through Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). | Around 26 million Americans, about 8% of the population, including just under 2% of children, have no health insurance coverage…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2023-01-25). Dead on Arrival: The West's B3W Initiative to Rival China's BRI. libya360.wordpress.com F.M. Shakil While Washington is focused on establishing rival 'global' projects to Beijing's Belt and Road Initiative, most of these drive profits and benefits right back to the United States. The plan for a large infrastructure project by the US and G7 to compete with China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) appears to have died a…

Nazz Aboutabl (2023-01-25). People's Action on Elevance Health Stealings Report: New Year, Same Story. peoplesaction.org Elevance's Greedy Empire Expanding With Plan to Turn BCBS of Louisiana Into For-Profit WASHINGTON, D.C.—People's Action today released a statement by Health Care for All Campaign Director Aija Nemer-Aanerud in response to Elevance Health's quarterly earnings report. Elevance announced that in 2022 they profited $8.5 billion and bought $2.3 billion in back shares, in addition …

Editor (2023-01-25). Red Traces, Part 1: Cave paintings and primitive communism. mronline.org Sean Ledwith begins a new monthly series that explores how the Marxist tradition seeks to explain the cultural peaks of human history.

WSWS (2023-01-25). Amazon workers' strike in Coventry, UK. wsws.org The strike demonstrates the willingness of Amazon workers to fight for significantly improved wages and conditions. But the GMB union has nothing in common with these aims.

WSWS (2023-01-25). The mass shootings in California and the social pathology of capitalism. wsws.org Whatever the specific motivations and circumstances behind the latest horrific mass shootings in the United States, their regularity is a social phenomenon and requires a social explanation.

Rodolfo Bueno (2023-01-25). La unipolaridad y el peligro de guerra mundial. globalizacion.ca Está fuera de toda duda que los políticos estadounidenses y europeos representan los intereses de la OTAN y del complejo militar industrial de EEUU, también que la burocracia de la UE sigue las órdenes de Washington en perjuicio de sus…

Staff (2023-01-25). U.S. Forest Service restores critical protections to Tongass National Forest. commondreams.org In a win for Southeast Alaska communities, wildlife, and the climate, the U.S. Forest Service reinstated Roadless Rule protections across the Tongass rainforest in Southeast Alaska. Tribal leaders, recreational small-business owners, commercial fishing operators, and conservationists cheered the agency's restoration of this critical safeguard. The move restores federal protection — from industrial logging and damaging …

WSWS (2023-01-25). Sri Lankan SEP to contest local government elections. wsws.org The SEP is the only party in Sri Lanka that fights for the unified mobilisation of the working class on an international socialist perspective and against the communal divisions whipped up by the ruling elites.

WSWS (2023-01-25). Sri Lankan SEP to run candidates in local government elections. wsws.org The SEP is the only party in Sri Lanka that fights for the unified mobilisation of the working class on an international socialist perspective and against the communal divisions whipped up by the ruling elites.

Peoples Dispatch (2023-01-25). Communist MEP defends small scale fishing industry in European Parliament. peoplesdispatch.org Last week, the European Parliament adopted a

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ecns.cn (2023-01-25). China's natural gas output up 6.5% in December 2022. ecns.cn China's natural gas output logged steady growth in December 2022, data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed.

ecns.cn (2023-01-25). RMB remains fifth most active currency by value in December: report. ecns.cn The Chinese currency renminbi (RMB), or the yuan, remained the fifth most active currency for global payments by value in December 2022, a report has showed.

ecns.cn (2023-01-25). China remains Germany's main supplier of rare earths. ecns.cn Germany's imports of rare-earth metals from China amounted to 49.3 million euros (53.7 million U.S. dollars) in the first eleven months of 2022, accounting for two-thirds of the total imports, the country's Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) said on Tuesday.

Anjoulie Woodhead (2023-01-25). Concerns of Growth, Pandemic, War and Inflation Top World Economic Forum Agenda. indybay.org World Bank Cuts Global Growth Forecast as Developing Countries Struggle with Debt…

Anonymous103 (2023-01-25). Ukraine, The Corruption Discovered Is Nothing But The Zelensky's Method. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by Piero Messina | What unites Sierra Leone, Zambia and Ukraine? The corruption. Now it will be a big problem for President Zelensky to convince Western partners to continue economic support for his proxy war. The scandal that led to the arrests of top government leaders in Kiev was hardly unexpected. After all, his trusted men have acted with the same method that has distinguished the Ukrainian president for years. | Let's see the international data. According to Transparency Internation…

ecns.cn (2023-01-25). China's power use up 3.6 pct in 2022. ecns.cn China's electricity consumption, a key barometer of economic activity, maintained stable growth in 2022, official data shows.

ecns.cn (2023-01-25). U.S. to test nuclear engine for future Mars missions. ecns.cn NASA and the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced Tuesday a collaboration to demonstrate a nuclear thermal rocket engine in space, the key steps for sending the first crewed missions to Mars.

Editor (2023-01-25). Let the ruling classes tremble! workers.org The working class of France has a long and significant history in the struggle between labor and capital, including the revolutions of 1848 that engulfed several European countries. It was in the context of these revolutions that Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels wrote the Communist Manifesto — then and now, . . . |

teleSUR, MER (2023-01-25). Celac reafirma compromiso con la integración regional. telesurtv.net Las autoridades renovaron su disposición para coordinar las labores necesarias en la atención de diversas problemáticas que afectan a la región.

Socialist Alliance (2023-01-25). Socialist Alliance gives critical support to Voice to Parliament. greenleft.org.au The Anthony Albanese Labor government's Indigenous Voice to Parliament will be another token gesture, unless the government is also forced by a strong popular movement for real First Nations justice, argues Socialist Alliance.

Staff (2023-01-25). Venezuela's Vice President: Inflation Reduced by Almost 2/3 in 2022. orinocotribune.com Caracas, January 24, 2023 ( The top official accompanied her presentation with a slideshow showing the evolution of inflation from 2016 to 2022. In 2016, the inflation was at 274%, 863% was reported in 2017, 130…

ecns.cn (2023-01-25). China's spending on R&D hits 3 trln yuan in 2022. ecns.cn China's total expenditure on research and development (R&D) amounted to nearly 3.09 trillion yuan (about 456 billion U.S. dollars) in 2022, up 10.4 percent year on year, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).

WSWS (2023-01-25). The mass shootings in California and the social pathology of capitalism. wsws.org Whatever the specific motivations and circumstances behind the latest horrific mass shootings in the United States, their regularity is a social phenomenon and requires a social explanation.

Rodolfo Bueno (2023-01-25). La unipolaridad y el peligro de guerra mundial. globalizacion.ca Está fuera de toda duda que los políticos estadounidenses y europeos representan los intereses de la OTAN y del complejo militar industrial de EEUU, también que la burocracia de la UE sigue las órdenes de Washington en perjuicio de sus…

WSWS (2023-01-25). Sri Lankan SEP to contest local government elections. wsws.org The SEP is the only party in Sri Lanka that fights for the unified mobilisation of the working class on an international socialist perspective and against the communal divisions whipped up by the ruling elites.

_____ (2023-01-24). Can You Smell What the Year of the Rabbit Is Cooking? strategic-culture.org The New Silk Roads, or BRI, as well as the integration efforts of BRICS+, the SCO and the EAEU will be on the forefront of Chinese policy. | Liu He studied economics at Renmin University in China and got a Master's from Harvard. Since 2018, he's one of China's Vice Premiers — along with Han Zheng, Sun Chunlan, and Hu Chunhua. He's a Director of the Central Financial and Economic Affairs Commission and heads the China Financial Stability and Development Committee. Anyone around the world who wants to know what will drive China's economy in the Year of the Rabbit must pay attention to Liu He. | Davos 2023 ha…

Anonymous103 (2023-01-24). Poland Claims Germany Will Face International Isolation If It Does Not Send Tanks To Ukraine. southfront.org Illustrative ImageUS continues to pressure Berlin to change policy on weapons delivery. | Written by Ahmed Adel, Cairo-based geopolitics and political economy researcher | Germany contends with increasing pressure and scrutiny from its so-called European Union and NATO allies to deliver Leopard tanks to Ukraine. However, a fake narrative is also being constructed that Berlin is an international pariah, so-much-so, that it could even face international isolation for not sending the tanks."Germany will be in…

Josh Bivens (2023-01-24). This Is Absurd. The Debt Ceiling Must Be Abolished. commondreams.org

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen announced last week that the federal government had reached the statutory debt limit and that her department had begun "extraordinary measures" to meet required spending obligations. It is estimated that by July these extraordinary measures will no longer be able to keep some spending obligations from being missed.The fact that the statutory debt limit can inject such chaos into the American political system and economy is truly odd. The debt limit measures nothing coherent and has no relationship to any serious measure of the economic burden imposed by the nation's d…

manager (2023-01-24). What to Look for In the Fourth Quarter 2022 GDP Report. cepr.net After two consecutive quarters of negative growth in the first half of 2022, the economy grew at a strong 3.2 percent annual rate in the third quarter of the year. We should expect to see a comparably strong fourth quarter, with both consumption and non-residential investment showing healthy growth. A smaller trade deficit should also …

Sharon Zhang (2023-01-24). Warren: Debt Ceiling Crisis Wouldn't Even Exist Without Trump Tax Overhaul. truthout.org Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) dug into Republicans for their willingness to "wreck the economy" over the debt ceiling, pointing out that the GOP is only interested in protecting their rich allies and creating an economic crisis that would reflect poorly on President Joe Biden. In an appearance on MSNBC, Warren said that the conservative regressive tax policies that the GOP has pushed for… |

Ben Norton (2023-01-24). US President Bush praised dictator Fujimori as 'Peru's hope for the future'. geopoliticaleconomy.com US President George H. W. Bush welcomed far-right Peruvian dictator Alberto Fujimori to the White House in 1991, heroizing him as "Peru's hope for the future" and praising his neoliberal economic policies.

Dana Sanchez (2023-01-24). Is it Spook? Insider Explains Venture Capitalists Don't Really Have $300 Billion Of 'Dry Powder' Waiting. moguldom.com Venture firms held back on investment in 2022 as inflation skyrocketed, the economy stalled and markets tanked. The floodgates may be about to open. Dry powder — the highly liquid, unallocated capital a venture capital firm has on hand that's waiting to be invested — has reached record high levels. Jon Sakoda, founder of early-stage …

Peter Koenig (2023-01-24). China's Economy Outlook 2023 in the Context of the World Economy. globalresearch.ca

_____ (2023-01-24). How the US is blackmailing countries that buy American weapons. journal-neo.org Economic sanctions and blackmail have long been the preferred methods of conducting foreign policy and advancing the United States' own geopolitical interests. In 2018, the US withdrew from the agreement on Iran's nuclear program signed in May 2015, following which Washington began to implement the "maximum pressure" strategy on Iran. In 2019, the US government …

_____ (2023-01-24). A New Worker Movement From The Shell Of The Old. popularresistance.org In this third decade of the twenty-first century, the U.S. and global working class confront conditions unique both in their potential for advancing justice and in their ability to deepen already gaping economic and racial inequality and planetary peril. Especially since 2020, workers have engaged in protest and organizing in ways that inspire great hope. Workers are angry, organizing, striking, and challenging their bosses and the systemic racism they face. From Red for Ed and teacher strikes, to the strikes at John Deere and Kellogg, and the organizing at Amazon and Starbucks, there are growing examples of work…

Bertrand Laurent (2023-01-24). Is a Winning Solution in Sight in Haiti? fpif.org The problems that simmer beneath the surface in Haiti rarely make it into the news. Only a few events occasionally bubble to the surface, like the thousands of migrants who suddenly showed up at the U.S.-Mexico border in September 2021, followed by the kidnapping of a group of missionaries and their dramatic escape several months later. Gangs physically control more than 60 percent of the capital city and all of Haiti's major highways. They are holding the country hostage and choking economic life for all, whether through kidnapping ransoms, bribes to corrupt police and officials, illegal fees, or outright murder…

Dave DeCamp (2023-01-24). Zelensky Cites Military Aid as 'Big Business' Opportunity for American Companies. news.antiwar.com Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Monday cited US military aid as an example of the "big business" opportunities American corporations can find in his country. Zelensky said in a video address to a meeting of the National Association of State Chambers in Boca Raton, Florida, that rebuilding Ukraine will provide major economic opportunities. "It is …

Peter Koenig (2023-01-24). Perú: øAsediado por EE.UU., la CIA y el Foro Económico Mundial? globalizacion.ca El presidente de Perú, Pedro Castillo , socialista del partido "Perú Libre" ("Perú Libre"), fue elegido en las elecciones generales de Perú el 11 de abril de 2021. Ganó las elecciones con un margen de menos del 1%; y fue…

William I. Robinson (2023-01-24). Davos 2023 Showed Us a Ruling Class Incapable of Resolving Global Crises. truthout.org The transnational corporate and political elite were back in Davos, Switzerland, from January 16-20 for their annual conclave amid the most severe crisis of global capitalism since the founding of the World Economic Forum half a century ago. In earlier years, participants in the exclusive gathering jet-setted into the Swiss resort town exuding confidence in the hegemony of global capitalism. |

Ann Brown (2023-01-24). Inside the Growth Of 'Earn Your Leisure,' One Of The Hottest Podcasts In America. moguldom.com When Rashad Bilal and Troy Millings launched a podcast called "Earn Your Leisure" in January 2019, they saw a void. There were very few places where young Black people could go and get knowledge about the financial world. Now just four years later, Bilal and Millings seem to have applied some of the economic empowerment …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2023-01-24). China in the Year of the Rabbit. libya360.wordpress.com Pepe Escobar The New Silk Roads, or BRI, as well as the integration efforts of BRICS+, the SCO and the EAEU will be on the forefront of Chinese policy. Liu He studied economics at Renmin University in China and got a Master's from Harvard. Since 2018, he's one of China's Vice Premiers — along with…

Steven Sahiounie (2023-01-24). Egyptian Economic Crisis Has Hit Syrian-Owned Businesses. globalresearch.ca

Brett Wilkins (2023-01-24). Climate Crisis Making Millions Too Poor to Escape… the Climate Crisis. commondreams.org

As the worsening climate emergency creates an increasing number of migrants around the world, the economic effects of the planetary crisis are paradoxically making millions of people throughout the Global South too poor to escape its ravages. That's according to a

Newswire Editor (2023-01-24). DOJ Demands a Break Up of Google's Advertising Monopoly. commondreams.org In response to news that the Department of Justice Antitrust Division has | "We're thrilled to see the Department of Justice finally demand a break up of Google's advertising monopoly," | said Matt Stoller, Director of Research at the American Economic Liberties Project. "As the Justice Department's…

Jon Shelton (2023-01-24). To Save Our Democracy, We Must Transcend Bill Clinton's Legacy. commondreams.org

| Thirty years ago this month, Bill Clinton launched a presidency he claimed, in his inaugural address, would "reinvent America." Clinton was right: he did reinvent America, definitively shifting the Democratic Party away from a politics that saw economic security for American working people as the fundamental task of government, a path that had brought the party decades of political success. The disastrous consequences of that shift, limiting working Americans' expectations about how our political system can improve their lives, are with us to this day. To save our imperiled democracy, we must definiti…

infobrics (2023-01-24). Saudi Arabia Joining BRICS: A Strategic Game Changer. infobrics.org In the book, BRICS and Global Governance, emerging markets and developing countries are increasingly playing a defining role in those trends, particularly in the growing cooperation among emerging markets and developing countries in the form of south—south cooperation…

Newswire Editor (2023-01-24). One of the Most Important Antitrust Cases in American History: Our Reaction to the DOJ's Historic Suit Against Google. commondreams.org Today, Open Markets Institute Executive Director Barry Lynn released the following statement on the Department of Justice's intent to bring suit against Google parent company, Alphabet, over its monopolization of digital advertising: | "Today's lawsuit by the Department of Justice against Google for the monopolization of advertising will be remembered as one of the most important antitrust cases in American history. No previous corporation has ever posed such a direct threat to U.S. democracy, or to individual freedom of expression, action, and thought. | All of us at the Open Markets Institute commend the en…

americanthinker (2023-01-24). Eat ze bugs! EU approves adding defatted and powdered insects to foods. americanthinker.com Another step to Save The Planet so Davos elites can continue to fly in their private jets and eat steak, while the hoi poloi slip into poverty.

Orinoco Tribune 2 (2023-01-24). Nicaragua Stands Out in Latin America With Its Lower Poverty Rate. orinocotribune.com On today's broadcast of Estudio TN8, we talk about how Nicaragua stands out in Latin America in terms of its poverty reduction with economist Frank Matus and sociologist and political analyst Freddy Franco. | Frank Matus: Within Latin America, Nicaragua is among the countries that has best managed to reduce its poverty rate. In 2007, Nicaragua's poverty rate was at 48.3%. After the transition to a Sandinista government, this percentage has been steadily reduced and currently is at 24.9%. | Estudio TN8: How was this possible? | Freddy Franco: I think the key was the arrival of the FSLN government, which proposed a…

Sharon Zhang (2023-01-24). Republicans Want to Raise Retirement Age to 70 as Life Expectancy Is Falling. truthout.org In a time when life expectancy in the U.S. is declining for the first time in decades and Americans can expect on average to enjoy even fewer years of retirement, Republicans are considering a radical plan to shrink the retirement window. House Republicans have been working out the details of their deeply unpopular plan to cut Social Security and Medicare in order to deepen poverty and shackle… |

Alberta Guerra (2023-01-24). The GAFSP has opened the call for proposals for PO-led projects. actionaidusa.org As our world faces an unprecedented crisis, the number of food-insecure people is expected to double from what it was in 2019, placing 49 countries at risk of famine. The Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP), which was created to help low-income countries build sustainable and resilient agriculture and food systems, continues to provide…

Ken Blackman (2023-01-24). Labor must take a stand on Palestine. greenleft.org.au How can we prevail on Labor to admit that realpolitik is obscene as a frame for its Israel relations? How can we force it to see the Israeli colonising project as unacceptable in today's world, asks Ken Blackman?

Lyn Neeley, Toni Arenstein (2023-01-24). A pesar del bloqueo/ El sistema sanitario cubano es extraordinario. workers.org El día que la 51 ™ Brigada Venceremos partió hacia Cuba, el 27 de diciembre de 2022, unas 262 personas murieron en Estados Unidos a causa del COVID-19. De los 11 millones de habitantes de Cuba, sólo 30 dieron positivo por COVID-19 ese mismo día. Destacados científicos del laboratorio farmacéutico cubano . . . |

Mark Gruenberg (2023-01-24). Republicans give extreme anti-labor N.C. Rep. Foxx power over workers. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON (PAI)—Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., gives the appearance of being somebody's kindly grandmother, gray hair, wire-rimmed glasses and all. But when she talks about workers and unions, the new—and former—chair of the House Education and Labor Committee, now again titled "Education and the Workforce," is anything but. She is the most viciously anti-worker lawmaker who …

teleSUR, JCM (2023-01-24). Venezuela envía a su canciller a la VII Cumbre de la Celac. telesurtv.net El Gobierno denunció un plan elaborado por la derecha neofascista para llevar a cabo una serie de agresiones en contra de la delegación encabezada por el presidente Maduro.

WSWS (2023-01-24). Australian Labor government spends $4 billion on weapons in three weeks. wsws.org While there is no money for public healthcare and education, both in an unprecedented crisis, the war machine is being provided with a blank cheque.

K.J. Noh (2023-01-24). The republic of prosecution: South Korea's national security state unleashes attacks on labor and peace activists. mronline.org Progressive South Korean citizens have been watching with impending dread the deepening threats of political repression since the former prosecutor Yoon Suk Yeol assumed the South Korean presidency. On Wednesday, January 18, the Yoon administration took off its gloves.

jamanetwork (2023-01-24). Updated Demographics and Health Stats for Older Adults Released. jamanetwork.com The Administration for Community Living (ACL), through its Administration on Aging, released updated demographics for the US population aged 65 years or older. Data were sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the National Center for Health Statistics, and the US Census Bureau.

Isheka N. Harrison (2023-01-24). Kyrie Irving Donated $ K To Oldest Independent Black-Owned Press In U.S. moguldom.com Kyrie Irving is once again supporting the culture by using his wealth to support Black-owned businesses. The NBA Champion recently donated $ ,000 to the Third World Press Foundation, the nation's oldest independent Black publishing company. Irving donated to the company's Flood Fund via a GoFundMe campaign. According to the campaign's description, funding will help the non-profit publisher …

Hank Greenberg (2023-01-24). California's record high gas prices have set the stage for showdown with oil companies and. indybay.org On November 19th, Californians paid $5.30 per gallon of gasoline, while Texans paid $3.02. Stopping this price gouging with a windfall profit cap has become a priority of the governor. If Gov. Newsom can pass a windfall profits cap, it will be viewed as a major victory over the California oil industry. | California Governor Gavin Newsom's official plan to combat these high prices was introduced by State Senator Nancy Skinner, on the day the legislature reconvened to swear in members, December 5, 2022.

thecommunists (2023-01-24). The US 'Inflation Reduction Act' — blatant protectionism. thecommunists.org US imperialism, not content, through its policy of sanctioning Russia, with depriving Europe of the cheap Russian gas and oil that facilitated Europe-based industries to operate competitively in the world market, has now delivered another shattering blow to Europe and its competitors worldwide with the passing of its so-called Inflation Reduction Act. Under the provisions …

_____ (2023-01-24). St. Louis Fed Breaks All Statistical Rules With Misleading Graph. popularresistance.org In an attempt to grossly exaggerate China's defense spending, and simultaneously downplay the US military budget, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis published a jaw-droppingly deceptive graph. | If a student presented this in a statistics 101 class, the teacher would likely give them an F. But because it involves Washington's public enemy number one, Beijing, the US regional reserve bank was awarded a Golden Star for exemplary service in the New Cold War. | The St. Louis Fed listed the world's top six countries by military expenditures, but used two separate axes: the spending of China, Russia, Britain, India,…

_____ (2023-01-24). The Missing Story In The Global Firepower Ranking. popularresistance.org The Global Firepower ranking was published on January 6. The annual report classifies the world's strongest militaries based on over 60 factors, including size, spending and technological advancements. | The report, which placed the United States military on top, followed by Russia, China, India and the UK, raised more questions than answers, with some accusing GFP, the organization that compiled the report, of being biased, sloppy and highly politicized. | For example, while Russia maintained its former position as the second strongest military in the world, Ukraine jumped by seven spots, to occupy the 15th posi…

Lee Camp (2023-01-24). Making Politicians Uncomfortable, with Anti-War Activist Medea Benjamin. mintpressnews.com Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CODEPINK, discusses her book on the Ukraine conflict, the dangers of escalating military spending, peaceful negotiations, and international cooperation in preventing nuclear war and promoting peace.

WSWS (2023-01-24). While slashing pensions, Macron demands 40 percent hike in French military budget. wsws.org While pledgng to cut €13 billion per year from pensions despite mass popular opposition, Macron plans to raise military spending to €413 billion over the years 2024-2030.

Dave DeCamp (2023-01-24). Sen. Gillibrand Wants F-35 Sales to Arab Countries That Normalized With Israel. news.antiwar.com Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) told The Times of Israel that the US should sell F-35 fighter jets to Arab countries that have normalized with Israel under the Abraham Accords in exchange for investments that could benefit the Palestinians. The Trump administration promised F-35s to the UAE as its reward for normalizing with Israel. The …

WSWS (2023-01-24). New York City retirees fight Democrat-union conspiracy to privatize health care. wsws.org Retired New York City workers are resisting the plan of the city's Democratic administration and the municipal unions to transfer them into a privately run, profit-making Medicare Advantage plan.

WSWS (2023-01-24). Australia: Lismore flood victims protest against buy-back scheme "limbo" wsws.org Anger over delays and lack of transparency, and concerns over profiteering developers, were voiced when residents protested outside the Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation office.

South Front (2023-01-24). All Masks Thrown Off. The Euro-Atlantic Elites Meeting in Davos, Profit Driven War on Ukraine. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2023-01-24). University of Washington librarians and publishing workers set to strike. wsws.org Workers voted to authorize a strike by 94 percent in November. They are fighting for higher wages to meet the rising cost of living in Seattle, one of the most expensive cities in the United States.

WSWS (2023-01-24). Portuguese teachers mount nationwide strike. wsws.org A rising tide of class struggles is underway in Portugal and internationally, three years into the COVID-19 pandemic and as NATO wages war on Russia in Ukraine.

Fight Back (2023-01-24). Seattle activists present the program of the FRSO. fightbacknews.org Seattle, WA — On January 20 and 21, over 30 people turned out to Freedom Road Socialist Organization's events to promote the recently released print edition of FRSO's political program. These events were held at the Khalsa Gurmat Center in Federal Way and the University of Washington-Seattle's campus. | The room was full of vigor and excitement in light of the ongoing struggle within the Pacific Northwest and the country as a whole. "We have to have a clear eyed view of our enemy, monopoly capitalism. This system exploits and kills workers here and is part of global empire that exploits and kills around the…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2023-01-24). The U.S. Empire's Ukraine Miscalculation Could Bring Revolution. libya360.wordpress.com Rainer Shea In The Myth of Capitalism, Michael Parenti said: No ruling class rules nakedly…they take strenuous efforts to justify their rule. I tell students when they say, 'Oh they don't care what we think. They ignore us', and all that, and I say, 'Oh no, no. That's the only thing they care about you. The…

The Associated Press (2023-01-24). Study: Puerto Rico Should Go Solar to Meet Clean Energy Goal. latinorebels.com A U.S. government study has determined that with little room on the island for large-scale solar farms or wind generators, Puerto Rico should aim to reach its clean-energy goals by installing solar panels on all suitable rooftops, along with airports, brownfields, and industrial areas.

Declan McKenna (2023-01-24). Thoughts of an Ageing Communist. dissidentvoice.org I was struck by an article in Counterpunch late last year: Scott Tucker wrote a piece centred around war and peace and to further enlighten his readers he provided links to two other articles: "I am including links to two articles readers may find useful. The first article was just published at World Socialist Website …

Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel (2023-01-24). Idea of Socialism Can Only Flourish in Peace and Freedom. globalresearch.ca

Morning Star (2023-01-24). Risk of WWIII grows, Ukraine peace talks a must. peoplesworld.org Following is an editorial reprinted from the Morning Star, the UK's daily socialist newspaper: NATO is pushing further escalation of the war in Ukraine — with Germany facing immense pressure from the United States to send tanks to fight Russia. Chancellor Olaf Scholz hesitates. He does so partly because of the historic connotations — panzers …

Soh Sook Hwa (2023-01-24). Video: Malaysian socialist on the new government, climate change and ecosocialism. greenleft.org.au Malaysian socialist Soh Sook Hwa spoke to Isaac Nellist about Malaysian politics and building a political alternative.

Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel (2023-01-24). The Idea of Socialism Can Only Flourish in Peace and Freedom. globalresearch.ca

ecns.cn (2023-01-24). Xi extends Spring Festival greetings to all Chinese, urging solid work to create better future. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping, on behalf of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and the State Council, extended Spring Festival greetings to all Chinese Friday at a reception in Beijing.

Joe Sims (2023-01-24). U.S. Communists: Threat to democracy requires a united fightback. peoplesworld.org Editor's note: The following keynote address to the CPUSA National Committee was presented by CPUSA co-chair Joe Sims on January 14th. It's been edited to reflect discussion that took place after the report was delivered. It lays out the latest analysis by the Communist Party USA of the political situation in our country, particularly the …

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2023-01-24: News Headlines

Josh Bivens (2023-01-24). This Is Absurd. The Debt Ceiling Must Be Abolished. commondreams.org

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen announced last week that the federal government had reached the statutory debt limit and that her department had begun "extraordinary measures" to meet required spending obligations. It is estimated that by July these extraordinary measures will no longer be able to keep some spending obligations from being missed.The fact that the statutory debt limit can inject such chaos into the American political system and economy is truly odd. The debt limit measures nothing coherent and has no relationship to any serious measure of the economic burden imposed by the nation's d…

_____ (2023-01-24). How the US is blackmailing countries that buy American weapons. journal-neo.org Economic sanctions and blackmail have long been the preferred methods of conducting foreign policy and advancing the United States' own geopolitical interests. In 2018, the US withdrew from the agreement on Iran's nuclear program signed in May 2015, following which Washington began to implement the "maximum pressure" strategy on Iran. In 2019, the US government …

Anjoulie Woodhead (2023-01-24). Concerns of Growth, Pandemic, War and Inflation Top World Economic Forum Agenda. indybay.org World Bank Cuts Global Growth Forecast as Developing Countries Struggle with Debt…

ecns.cn (2023-01-24). China's power use up 3.6 pct in 2022. ecns.cn China's electricity consumption, a key barometer of economic activity, maintained stable growth in 2022, official data shows.

Peter Koenig (2023-01-24). Perú: øAsediado por EE.UU., la CIA y el Foro Económico Mundial? globalizacion.ca El presidente de Perú, Pedro Castillo , socialista del partido "Perú Libre" ("Perú Libre"), fue elegido en las elecciones generales de Perú el 11 de abril de 2021. Ganó las elecciones con un margen de menos del 1%; y fue…

infobrics (2023-01-24). Saudi Arabia Joining BRICS: A Strategic Game Changer. infobrics.org In the book, BRICS and Global Governance, emerging markets and developing countries are increasingly playing a defining role in those trends, particularly in the growing cooperation among emerging markets and developing countries in the form of south—south cooperation…

Ken Blackman (2023-01-24). Labor must take a stand on Palestine. greenleft.org.au How can we prevail on Labor to admit that realpolitik is obscene as a frame for its Israel relations? How can we force it to see the Israeli colonising project as unacceptable in today's world, asks Ken Blackman?

Lyn Neeley, Toni Arenstein (2023-01-24). A pesar del bloqueo/ El sistema sanitario cubano es extraordinario. workers.org El día que la 51 ™ Brigada Venceremos partió hacia Cuba, el 27 de diciembre de 2022, unas 262 personas murieron en Estados Unidos a causa del COVID-19. De los 11 millones de habitantes de Cuba, sólo 30 dieron positivo por COVID-19 ese mismo día. Destacados científicos del laboratorio farmacéutico cubano . . . |

teleSUR, JCM (2023-01-24). Venezuela envía a su canciller a la VII Cumbre de la Celac. telesurtv.net El Gobierno denunció un plan elaborado por la derecha neofascista para llevar a cabo una serie de agresiones en contra de la delegación encabezada por el presidente Maduro.

WSWS (2023-01-24). Australian Labor government spends $4 billion on weapons in three weeks. wsws.org While there is no money for public healthcare and education, both in an unprecedented crisis, the war machine is being provided with a blank cheque.

Hank Greenberg (2023-01-24). California's record high gas prices have set the stage for showdown with oil companies and. indybay.org On November 19th, Californians paid $5.30 per gallon of gasoline, while Texans paid $3.02. Stopping this price gouging with a windfall profit cap has become a priority of the governor. If Gov. Newsom can pass a windfall profits cap, it will be viewed as a major victory over the California oil industry. | California Governor Gavin Newsom's official plan to combat these high prices was introduced by State Senator Nancy Skinner, on the day the legislature reconvened to swear in members, December 5, 2022.

ecns.cn (2023-01-24). China's spending on R&D hits 3 trln yuan in 2022. ecns.cn China's total expenditure on research and development (R&D) amounted to nearly 3.09 trillion yuan (about 456 billion U.S. dollars) in 2022, up 10.4 percent year on year, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).

Lee Camp (2023-01-24). Making Politicians Uncomfortable, with Anti-War Activist Medea Benjamin. mintpressnews.com Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CODEPINK, discusses her book on the Ukraine conflict, the dangers of escalating military spending, peaceful negotiations, and international cooperation in preventing nuclear war and promoting peace.

WSWS (2023-01-24). While slashing pensions, Macron demands 40 percent hike in French military budget. wsws.org While pledgng to cut €13 billion per year from pensions despite mass popular opposition, Macron plans to raise military spending to €413 billion over the years 2024-2030.

WSWS (2023-01-24). New York City retirees fight Democrat-union conspiracy to privatize health care. wsws.org Retired New York City workers are resisting the plan of the city's Democratic administration and the municipal unions to transfer them into a privately run, profit-making Medicare Advantage plan.

WSWS (2023-01-24). University of Washington librarians and publishing workers set to strike. wsws.org Workers voted to authorize a strike by 94 percent in November. They are fighting for higher wages to meet the rising cost of living in Seattle, one of the most expensive cities in the United States.

WSWS (2023-01-24). Portuguese teachers mount nationwide strike. wsws.org A rising tide of class struggles is underway in Portugal and internationally, three years into the COVID-19 pandemic and as NATO wages war on Russia in Ukraine.

Fight Back (2023-01-24). Seattle activists present the program of the FRSO. fightbacknews.org Seattle, WA — On January 20 and 21, over 30 people turned out to Freedom Road Socialist Organization's events to promote the recently released print edition of FRSO's political program. These events were held at the Khalsa Gurmat Center in Federal Way and the University of Washington-Seattle's campus. | The room was full of vigor and excitement in light of the ongoing struggle within the Pacific Northwest and the country as a whole. "We have to have a clear eyed view of our enemy, monopoly capitalism. This system exploits and kills workers here and is part of global empire that exploits and kills around the…

Declan McKenna (2023-01-24). Thoughts of an Ageing Communist. dissidentvoice.org I was struck by an article in Counterpunch late last year: Scott Tucker wrote a piece centred around war and peace and to further enlighten his readers he provided links to two other articles: "I am including links to two articles readers may find useful. The first article was just published at World Socialist Website …

Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel (2023-01-24). Idea of Socialism Can Only Flourish in Peace and Freedom. globalresearch.ca

Soh Sook Hwa (2023-01-24). Video: Malaysian socialist on the new government, climate change and ecosocialism. greenleft.org.au Malaysian socialist Soh Sook Hwa spoke to Isaac Nellist about Malaysian politics and building a political alternative.

ecns.cn (2023-01-24). Xi extends Spring Festival greetings to all Chinese, urging solid work to create better future. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping, on behalf of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and the State Council, extended Spring Festival greetings to all Chinese Friday at a reception in Beijing.

Anonymous103 (2023-01-23). The Evidence on Whether the Anti-Russian Sanctions Are Succeeding. southfront.org Illustrative ImageThe evidence on whether the anti-Russian sanctions are succeeding: highlights from Putin's year-in-review's 'meeting on economic issues' and evidence confirming this in the international exchange-rate data | Written by Given that The West's sanctions against Russia are intended to harm Russia's economy, Russia's President Vladimir Putin's January 17th…

Anonymous103 (2023-01-23). West Hopes To Drag Belarus Into War With Ukraine. southfront.org Illustrative ImageUkraine is unlikely to instigate direct Western intervention by provoking Belarus into conflict. | Written by Ahmed Adel, Cairo-based geopolitics and political economy researcher | The joint exercises between the Belarusian and Russian Air Forces, which are currently being held in Belarus, are of a defensive nature and are a response to the collective threat the two countries face from NATO and neighbouring Ukraine. These exercises are being held at…

Ben Norton (2023-01-23). Exaggerating China's military spending, St. Louis Fed breaks all statistical rules with misleading graph. geopoliticaleconomy.com The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis published a jaw-droppingly misleading graph that portrays China as spending more on its military than the US. In reality, the Pentagon's budget is roughly three times larger.

Ben Norton (2023-01-23). Peru's Natural Resources: CIA-Linked US Ambassador Meets With Mining and Energy Ministers to Talk 'Investments'. orinocotribune.com By Ben Norton &#1 ; Jan 19, 2023 | Peru has large reserves of copper, gold, zinc, silver, lead, iron, and natural gas. After a coup overthrew left-wing President Pedro Castillo, the US ambassador, CIA veteran Lisa Kenna, met with mining and energy ministers to discuss "investments". Europe is importing Peruvian LNG to replace Russian energy. | The US ambassador in Peru, Lisa Kenna, is a CIA veteran who supported a

ecns.cn (2023-01-23). IMF predicts better prospects for world economy. ecns.cn The global economic outlook might not be as bad as previously feared, with China's optimized COVID-19 measures expected to boost growth, said the IMF chief on Friday.

ecns.cn (2023-01-23). Xi urges hard work for bright future. ecns.cn President Xi Jinping called on the whole nation to work hard for an even brighter future on Friday, saying that China will deepen reform and opening up across the board,strive to attain better performance of the economy and keep improving the living standards of the people in 2023.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2023-01-23). "Economic Warfare" Directed against China? The Shanghai "Covid Zero Tolerance Mandate" globalresearch.ca "Covid Tolerance Zero" has contributed to destabilizing Shanghai's financial sector as well as China's buoyant export economy. It has created social havoc for millions of people. The Chinese Government has now acknowledged that is was based on fake science.

_____ (2023-01-23). Can Serbia Survive EU's Economic Ultimatum? strategic-culture.org By Branko MILANOVIC | (I am writing this article in English although my main audience is in Serbia. But I am doing it also because very few people in the world, preoccupied by other world crises, such as the war in Ukraine, US-China issues, covid and the like, know what is happening in the Balkans and what is the nature of the EU game there.) | The current EU ultimatum, delivered three days ago, to Serbia and Kosovo, whose exact content is unpublished (at the request of the EU delegation) is the result of more than 20 years of frustrations in the relations between EU and Serbia (and also between EU and Kosovo). T…

Antonio C.S. Rosa (2023-01-23). Conjoining the Incommensurables at the WEF Davos Forum of 2023. transcend.org Freudian Economics Underlying Stakeholder Capitalism…

Antonio C.S. Rosa (2023-01-23). The WEF and WHO — Are They Running a Death Cult? A WHO/Pharma Controlled Worldwide Tyrannical "Health System" transcend.org 10 Jan 2023 – Let us never let an abject power-hungry non-elected criminal like Klaus Schwab, with his roots in the Third Reich, and his NGO, the World Economic Forum, dominate humanity. May sheer solidarity, togetherness of thought and will power, overcome the pathological objectives of the psychopaths' wish for power and money dominance.

news.un (2023-01-23). UN convenes Lake Chad countries, amid growing regional crisis. news.un.org Amid worsening security, economic, and humanitarian crises, the third Lake Chad Basin High Level Conference has begun, aimed at addressing a range of long-standing issues and the needs of the population, including some 11 million people, who are in need of assistance.

Sonali Kolhatkar (2023-01-23). Google's stock climbed after it fired 12,000 employees—but what did they get out of it? nationofchange.org The tech sector is laying off tens of thousands of workers, making it clear that economic growth is currently valued above all else.

Staff (2023-01-23). Díaz-Canel a empresarios argentinos: Vamos por el camino seguro para ampliar los negocios. cubadebate.cu El presidente cubano Miguel Díaz-Canel inició su agenda de trabajo en Argentina con un encuentro con más de 60 empresarios de ese país de varios sectores económicos, informó Presidencia en su cuenta en Twitter. En el intercambio participa Jorge Neme, secretario de Planificación del Desarrollo y la Competitividad Federal, quien lidera junto a varios empresarios argentinos un importante proyecto de producción de alimentos en Cuba.

Staff (2023-01-23). Warren Slams Republicans for Creating 'Economic Chaos' to Protect the Rich. commondreams.org Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Monday took aim at the Republican Party for creating what she called a "manufactured crisis" as a potential fight over the debt ceiling looms, slamming the GOP's threats to public spending as the party works to make it even easier for the wealthy to avoid paying taxes. On MSNBC's "Morning Joe," …

Staff (2023-01-23). NATO chief: "Weapons are the way to peace" youtube.com The Grayzone's Max Blumenthal and Aaron Mate cover NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg's comment at the World Economic Forum that "weapons are the way to peace," and discuss Washington's latest mad plans for escalating the Ukraine proxy war — even at the price of nuclear conflict. Support our original journalism at Patreon: patreon.com/grayzone ||| The Grayzone …

Tanupriya Singh (2023-01-23). $10 billion in aid has been promised to Pakistan's flood survivors but many questions remain. peoplesdispatch.org Pakistan received nearly $10 billion in funding pledges for post-flood recovery at a conference in Geneva this month, but 90% of this money will be in the form of loans, at a time when Pakistan is already facing a severe debt crisis and worsening socio-economic conditions…

WSWS (2023-01-23). Mass protests grow against Israel's far-right government. wsws.org The numbers testify to the anger over the trajectory of the most right-wing government in Israel's history. However, the leading lights of the former "government of change" are seeking to maintain control, prioritizing the government's plans to weaken the High Court over broader social, economic and political issues.

Antonio C.S. Rosa (2023-01-23). Harry the 'Traitor' and Lynch 'the Grinch': The Corporate Media's Automatic Smear Machine. transcend.org 19 Jan 2023 – Whatever we think of the Harry and Meghan Markle saga, it matters when the son of the current king and brother of the future king writes in his new book, 'Spare': "Does the Crown generate tourism income that benefits all? Of course. Does it also rest upon lands obtained and secured when the system was unjust and wealth was generated by exploited workers and thuggery, annexation and enslaved people? Can anyone deny it?"

_____ (2023-01-23). Emmanuel Macron's Pension Reform Is A Health Hazard. popularresistance.org Demonstrations and strikes began in France on Thursday, January 19, as President Macron pursues his bill to raise the legal retirement age to 64 years. Trade unionists estimate that by noon local time, approximately one million people across the country had taken to the street to oppose the bill. By the end of the day, almost two million people participated in protests in different cities, with 400,000 marching in Paris alone, according to approximations from the General Confederation of Labour (CGT). | Macron's proposal is part of an attempt to adapt the Social Security Finance Bill, a discussion that the French…

Staff (2023-01-23). Free Julian Assange: Noam Chomsky, Dan Ellsberg & Jeremy Corbyn Lead Call at Belmarsh Tribunal. democracynow.org Former British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg, famed linguist and dissident Noam Chomsky and others gave testimony Friday at the Belmarsh Tribunal in Washington, D.C., calling on President Biden to drop charges against Julian Assange. The WikiLeaks founder has been languishing for close to four years in the harsh Belmarsh prison in London while appealing extradition to the United States. If convicted in the United States, Julian Assange could face up to 175 years in jail for violating the U.S. Espionage Act for publishing documents that exposed U.S. war crimes in Iraq a…

WSWS (2023-01-23). New Zealand Labour Party installs new right-wing PM. wsws.org Jacinda Ardern's replacement, Chris Hipkins, has gained a reputation for ruthlessness as education minister, police minister and COVID-19 response minister, by imposing drastic austerity measures and the homicidal policy of mass infection.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2023-01-23). Ethiopia: Wars by Contagion. libya360.wordpress.com Guadi Calvo Oromia is the largest region of the country, with the majority ethnicity of the 110 million Ethiopians and whose language, Oromo, is the fourth most spoken on the continent. | Oromo Liberation Army | Twitter The war situation in Ethiopia was thought to be resolved after the laborious peace agreements signed in Pretoria…

Jeremy Loffredo (2023-01-23). US Africa Leaders Summit promises more exploitation for Africa, record profits for US mining firms. thegrayzone.com Recent deals between US Secretary of State Tony Blinken and African heads of state promise eye-popping profits for US mining multinationals and fewer protections for African laborers "toiling in subhuman conditions" to drive the digital revolution. The US Africa Leaders Summit held this December in Washington DC provided a platform for the Biden administration to advance its agenda across the African continent. With topics ranging from COVID-19 to climate change to "closing the digital divide," to "strengthening democracy," Washington's agenda …

Newswire Editor (2023-01-23). Biden New Science Integrity Plan: Buzzwords and Evasion. commondreams.org Like herding cats, the White House has unveiled an elaborate process to induce 30 separate federal agencies into toughening their scientific integrity rules. Released last week by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), the "Framework for Federal Scientific Integrity Policy and Practice" is hopelessly vague and avoids many of the hard questions, according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). Just a week after his inauguration nearly two years ago, President Biden directed his OSTP to oversee a process to strengthen scientific integrity policies commissioned under…

WSWS (2023-01-23). Ex-Australian Labor MP joins anti-immigrant One Nation. wsws.org Mihailuk's turn to the anti-immigrant and anti-welfare party founded by Senator Pauline Hanson in 1997 is not unprecedented. She is following the footsteps of ex-federal Labor Party leader Mark Latham.

WSWS (2023-01-23). COVID claimed more Australian lives in first three weeks of 2023 than all of 2020. wsws.org If the rate of fatalities continues, this year will be even deadlier than 2022, when almost 15,000 Australians were killed by the "let it rip" COVID policies of Labor and Liberal governments.

americanthinker (2023-01-23). California seems to find a new way to chase away residents every day. americanthinker.com This time, they've cooked up a new 'wealth tax.'

Editor (2023-01-23). Shocking inequality: Richest 21 Indian billionaires have more wealth than 70 crore Indians. mronline.org Under the Modi government, India's ruling classes have joined the ruling classes of the rest of the world in intensifying exploitation and earning super profits.

Editor (2023-01-23). Shocking inequality: Richest 21 Indian billionaires have more wealth than 700,000,000 Indians. mronline.org Under the Modi government, India's ruling classes have joined the ruling classes of the rest of the world in intensifying exploitation and earning super profits.

isabella (2023-01-23). New Report on Extreme Wealth and Potential Wealth Tax Revenue. inequality.org

Shannon Dawson (2023-01-23). Ed Reed Had 'Billionaires' Set To Invest In Bethune-Cookman, Football Hall Of Fame Player Says. newsone.com Before his dismissal from the head coach position, Ed Reed had tapped some wealthy investors like Shaquille O'Neal to help improve Bethune-Cookman's campus conditions, football hall of famer Edgerrin James said.

Newswire Editor (2023-01-23). New GOP Majority Aims to Give Away Public Lands & Further Enable Big Oil's Price Gouging. commondreams.org This week, the U.S. House of Representatives takes up legislation pushed by the new MAGA majority that would hamstring the executive branch from counteracting industry price gouging by restricting the President's ability to release oil from the strategic reserves to lower prices, while at the same time making it easier to hand over control of public lands to Big Oil companies. The Strategic Production Response Act, H.R. 21, limits releases of the national reserve to severe interruptions of energy supply that require the government to open more public land and waterways to drilling. The legislation would also a…

_____ (2023-01-23). The Most Egregious Mistake. strategic-culture.org The U.S. government is hostage to its financial hegemony in a way that is rarely fully understood. | It is the miscalculation of this era — one that may begin the collapse of dollar primacy, and therefore, global compliance with U.S. political demands, too. But its most grievous content is that it corners the U.S. into promoting dangerous Ukrainian escalation against Russia directly (i.e. Crimea). | Washington dares not — indeed cannot — yield on dollar primacy, the ultimate signifier for 'American decline'. And so the U.S. government is hostage to its financial hegemony in a way that is rarely…

WSWS (2023-01-23). Google lays off 12,000 workers as tech jobs bloodbath intensifies. wsws.org The announcement by Google that it is laying off 12,000 workers is the latest in the intensifying jobs bloodbath in the technology sector internationally and the spearhead of a drive by the financial elite to impose the inflation crisis on the backs of the working class.

_____ (2023-01-23). Erdoƒüan — "Europe's Sick Man"?… journal-neo.org As the date of the Turkish presidential elections approaches, the contours of outside interference in Turkish society become clearer. In the first month of 2023, John Bolton, former national security adviser to US President Donald Trump, said that if incumbent Turkish President Recep Erdoƒüan remains in power, the question of suspending Turkey's membership in NATO …

ecns.cn (2023-01-23). Spending on R&D in China hits new high. ecns.cn China spent a record 3.09 trillion yuan ($443 billion) on research and development in 2022, a 10.4 percent year-on-year increase that came from the nation's accelerated efforts to enhance its innovation capability for more breakthroughs.

Ramzy Baroud (2023-01-23). Missing story about power: Strong militaries equal weak societies. peoplesworld.org The Global Firepower ranking was published on January 6. The annual report classifies the world's strongest militaries based on over 60 factors, including size, spending and technological advancements. The report, which placed the United States military on top, followed by Russia, China, India and the UK, raised more questions than answers, with some accusing GFP, …

WSWS (2023-01-23). UK: Mother collapses from hunger at South Tyneside Food Bank. wsws.org Approximately six million people are already reporting that they did not eat due to lack of money in the past month and 76 percent of adults that they are having to try and cut back on spending.

Don Sutherland (2023-01-23). Australia's profit story: How workers experience productivity. mronline.org If we really want to reverse wage stagnation our unions must use productivity improvement as bargaining power, even withdrawing it, rather than problem-solving it in elite tripartite consultations. Here's why.

Jake Johnson (2023-01-23). Progressives Slam Biden's Choice for Chief of Staff as Health Care "Profiteer" truthout.org Reports Sunday that President Joe Biden has chosen Jeff Zients to replace outgoing White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain were met with alarm among progressive watchdogs, who pointed to Zients' disastrous tenure as the administration's coronavirus czar as well as his history in the corporate world — where he built a fortune investing in healthcare companies accused of fraud. Klain… |

Jim Hightower (2023-01-23). Vox Populist: My Newspaper Died. progressive.org At a time when we desperately need them to get better, our hometown newspapers have been reduced to little more than profit siphons.

Fight Back (2023-01-23). Against Trotskyism: What is Trotskyism? fightbacknews.org Trotskyism has been one of the most persistent and damaging opportunist ideological opponents of Marxism-Leninism within the left. In the next several articles, we're going to look at the origin and development of this ideology, what it is and what it seeks to accomplish. But first, who was Trotsky, and what is Trotskyism? | Who was Trotsky? Briefly, Leon Trotsky was a Menshevik who came over to the Bolsheviks on the eve of the October Revolution in 1917. He was a skilled writer and speaker. After the February Revolution, he joined a centrist social-democratic group called the "interboroughites." This small grou…

Rania Khalek (2023-01-23). Nickel & Dimed: How Restaurant Lobbyists Scam Workers to Keep Wages Low. thealtworld.com Restaurant workers are being put into food safety courses where the fees then fund the industry's anti-worker lobbying against minimum wage increases. The National Restaurant Association has raised millions over the years through its ownership of ServSafe, the de facto food-safety training course for the industry. | Teo Reyes, Chief Program Officer at ROC United, breaks down the ServSafe scam and the National Restaurant Associations' decades-long fight to prevent minimum wage and subminimum wage increases.

Gil Netter (2023-01-23). Connecticut healthcare workers picket for a livable wage. peoplesworld.org NEW LONDON, Conn. Over 900 members of Local 5123, AFT Connecticut are demanding that Yale New Haven Health administrators negotiate in good faith for a new contract that would provide living wages and affordable health care insurance. These workers provide support services that ensure patients receive adequate care at Lawrence and Memorial Hospital owned by …

Suadad al-Salhy (2023-01-23). Iraq: US Dollar-smuggling Crackdown Leaves Baghdad Struggling to Pay Wages. globalresearch.ca

Antonio C.S. Rosa (2023-01-23). (Italiano) Immanuel Wallerstein su sinistra e destra globali. transcend.org Crisi, appunto. La via d'uscita è un discorso nuovo, meno materiale, più spirituale; qualcosa per cui vivere, non solo da. In questo momento Wallerstein vede il capitalismo in crisi senza rimedio–di cui non sono cosਠsicuro–e anche l'egemonia americana in crisi senza rimedio–una visione che condivido–, come la caduta di un impero per il quale i locali le élite erano solite uccidere e governare; ora deve fare la maggior parte degli omicidi da solo.

Brittani Banks (2023-01-23). An Ancient Recipe for Social Success. independentmediainstitute.org The following is an excerpt. Read the full article at Naked Capitalism. By Linda M. Nicholas and Gary M. Feinman New evidence and understandings about the structure of successful early societies across Asia, Africa, and the Western Hemisphere are sweeping away the popular assumption that early societies tended toward autocracy and despotism. Archaeology has a …

Staff (2023-01-23). Davos, 2023: Preservar un mundo injusto. cubadebate.cu El pasado lunes se reunió en Davos el Foro Económico Mundial. A diferencia de la gran mayoría de la población mundial, explotada por el capitalismo, que no logra crear una estructura tipo Davos para coordinar las grandes luchas de nuestro tiempo, la derecha aprecia muy bien las virtudes de una organización mundial y el diseño de estrategias globales de intervención.

EWG (2023-01-23). Wastewater Pollution, 'Forever Chemicals' Discharges, Industrial Pollution, Devastating Impacts on Human Health. globalresearch.ca

Editor (2023-01-23). FBI wants to put me on trial for fighting for Black freedom: Instead put the colonizer State on trial! mronline.org There are strong indications that in early 2023, I, Omali Yeshitela, Chairman of the African People's Socialist Party, founder of the Uhuru ("Freedom") Movement, will be indicted, along with other Uhuru leaders and members, by the federal government of the United States.

Susan Price (2023-01-23). COP15: Biodiversity loss, the sixth great extinction and the need for action. greenleft.org.au Susan Price interviews Canadian ecosocialist Marc Bonhomme about the 2022 United Nations Biodiversity Conference (COP15), which took place in Montreal from December 7‚Äí19.

Peoples Dispatch (2023-01-23). Activists occupy Wyndford high-flats in Glasgow, protesting demolition plans. peoplesdispatch.org Housing rights activists in Glasgow escalated their struggle for affordable housing last week. On Monday January 16, activists from the Wyndford Residents Union and Young Communist League (YCL) occupied the high-rise flats in Wyndford protesting the plan of social landlord Wheatley Homes demolish the flats. Glasgow police arrested three men and women who were part of the occupation of the flats. The protesters have stated that "occupation was the inevitable consequence of Wheatley Homes' refusal to negotiate with the Wyndford Residents Union." | On January 16, from one of the tower blocks, the occupying activists…

thecommunists (2023-01-23). Communists condemn cancellation of WPB anti-Nato meeting by Conway Hall. thecommunists.org The Workers Party of Britain is due to hold a public meeting on 25 February in central London against Nato's war in Ukraine. The original meeting venue was lost when St Pancras Church pulled the rug out from under the organisers on the lamest of excuses. Now it has happened again, with Conway Hall's management …

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2023-01-23: News Headlines

infobrics (2023-01-24). Saudi Arabia Joining BRICS: A Strategic Game Changer. infobrics.org In the book, BRICS and Global Governance, emerging markets and developing countries are increasingly playing a defining role in those trends, particularly in the growing cooperation among emerging markets and developing countries in the form of south—south cooperation…

ecns.cn (2023-01-23). IMF predicts better prospects for world economy. ecns.cn The global economic outlook might not be as bad as previously feared, with China's optimized COVID-19 measures expected to boost growth, said the IMF chief on Friday.

ecns.cn (2023-01-23). Xi urges hard work for bright future. ecns.cn President Xi Jinping called on the whole nation to work hard for an even brighter future on Friday, saying that China will deepen reform and opening up across the board,strive to attain better performance of the economy and keep improving the living standards of the people in 2023.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2023-01-23). "Economic Warfare" Directed against China? The Shanghai "Covid Zero Tolerance Mandate" globalresearch.ca "Covid Tolerance Zero" has contributed to destabilizing Shanghai's financial sector as well as China's buoyant export economy. It has created social havoc for millions of people. The Chinese Government has now acknowledged that is was based on fake science.

Ben Norton (2023-01-23). Exaggerating China's military spending, St. Louis Fed breaks all statistical rules with misleading graph. geopoliticaleconomy.com The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis published a jaw-droppingly misleading graph that portrays China as spending more on its military than the US. In reality, the Pentagon's budget is roughly three times larger.

Anjoulie Woodhead (2023-01-23). Concerns of Growth, Pandemic, War and Inflation Top World Economic Forum Agenda. indybay.org World Bank Cuts Global Growth Forecast as Developing Countries Struggle with Debt…

_____ (2023-01-23). Can Serbia Survive EU's Economic Ultimatum? strategic-culture.org By Branko MILANOVIC | (I am writing this article in English although my main audience is in Serbia. But I am doing it also because very few people in the world, preoccupied by other world crises, such as the war in Ukraine, US-China issues, covid and the like, know what is happening in the Balkans and what is the nature of the EU game there.) | The current EU ultimatum, delivered three days ago, to Serbia and Kosovo, whose exact content is unpublished (at the request of the EU delegation) is the result of more than 20 years of frustrations in the relations between EU and Serbia (and also between EU and Kosovo). T…

Antonio C.S. Rosa (2023-01-23). Conjoining the Incommensurables at the WEF Davos Forum of 2023. transcend.org Freudian Economics Underlying Stakeholder Capitalism…

Antonio C.S. Rosa (2023-01-23). The WEF and WHO — Are They Running a Death Cult? A WHO/Pharma Controlled Worldwide Tyrannical "Health System" transcend.org 10 Jan 2023 – Let us never let an abject power-hungry non-elected criminal like Klaus Schwab, with his roots in the Third Reich, and his NGO, the World Economic Forum, dominate humanity. May sheer solidarity, togetherness of thought and will power, overcome the pathological objectives of the psychopaths' wish for power and money dominance.

Sonali Kolhatkar (2023-01-23). Google's stock climbed after it fired 12,000 employees—but what did they get out of it? nationofchange.org The tech sector is laying off tens of thousands of workers, making it clear that economic growth is currently valued above all else.

Staff (2023-01-23). Díaz-Canel a empresarios argentinos: Vamos por el camino seguro para ampliar los negocios. cubadebate.cu El presidente cubano Miguel Díaz-Canel inició su agenda de trabajo en Argentina con un encuentro con más de 60 empresarios de ese país de varios sectores económicos, informó Presidencia en su cuenta en Twitter. En el intercambio participa Jorge Neme, secretario de Planificación del Desarrollo y la Competitividad Federal, quien lidera junto a varios empresarios argentinos un importante proyecto de producción de alimentos en Cuba.

Antonio C.S. Rosa (2023-01-23). Harry the 'Traitor' and Lynch 'the Grinch': The Corporate Media's Automatic Smear Machine. transcend.org 19 Jan 2023 – Whatever we think of the Harry and Meghan Markle saga, it matters when the son of the current king and brother of the future king writes in his new book, 'Spare': "Does the Crown generate tourism income that benefits all? Of course. Does it also rest upon lands obtained and secured when the system was unjust and wealth was generated by exploited workers and thuggery, annexation and enslaved people? Can anyone deny it?"

WSWS (2023-01-23). New Zealand Labour Party installs new right-wing PM. wsws.org Jacinda Ardern's replacement, Chris Hipkins, has gained a reputation for ruthlessness as education minister, police minister and COVID-19 response minister, by imposing drastic austerity measures and the homicidal policy of mass infection.

Staff (2023-01-23). Free Julian Assange: Noam Chomsky, Dan Ellsberg & Jeremy Corbyn Lead Call at Belmarsh Tribunal. democracynow.org Former British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg, famed linguist and dissident Noam Chomsky and others gave testimony Friday at the Belmarsh Tribunal in Washington, D.C., calling on President Biden to drop charges against Julian Assange. The WikiLeaks founder has been languishing for close to four years in the harsh Belmarsh prison in London while appealing extradition to the United States. If convicted in the United States, Julian Assange could face up to 175 years in jail for violating the U.S. Espionage Act for publishing documents that exposed U.S. war crimes in Iraq a…

teleSUR, JCM (2023-01-23). Venezuela envía a su canciller a la VII Cumbre de la Celac. telesurtv.net El Gobierno denunció un plan elaborado por la derecha neofascista para llevar a cabo una serie de agresiones en contra de la delegación encabezada por el presidente Maduro.

WSWS (2023-01-23). Ex-Australian Labor MP joins anti-immigrant One Nation. wsws.org Mihailuk's turn to the anti-immigrant and anti-welfare party founded by Senator Pauline Hanson in 1997 is not unprecedented. She is following the footsteps of ex-federal Labor Party leader Mark Latham.

WSWS (2023-01-23). COVID claimed more Australian lives in first three weeks of 2023 than all of 2020. wsws.org If the rate of fatalities continues, this year will be even deadlier than 2022, when almost 15,000 Australians were killed by the "let it rip" COVID policies of Labor and Liberal governments.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2023-01-23). Ethiopia: Wars by Contagion. libya360.wordpress.com Guadi Calvo Oromia is the largest region of the country, with the majority ethnicity of the 110 million Ethiopians and whose language, Oromo, is the fourth most spoken on the continent. | Oromo Liberation Army | Twitter The war situation in Ethiopia was thought to be resolved after the laborious peace agreements signed in Pretoria…

Jeremy Loffredo (2023-01-23). US Africa Leaders Summit promises more exploitation for Africa, record profits for US mining firms. thegrayzone.com Recent deals between US Secretary of State Tony Blinken and African heads of state promise eye-popping profits for US mining multinationals and fewer protections for African laborers "toiling in subhuman conditions" to drive the digital revolution. The US Africa Leaders Summit held this December in Washington DC provided a platform for the Biden administration to advance its agenda across the African continent. With topics ranging from COVID-19 to climate change to "closing the digital divide," to "strengthening democracy," Washington's agenda …

Editor (2023-01-23). Shocking inequality: Richest 21 Indian billionaires have more wealth than 70 crore Indians. mronline.org Under the Modi government, India's ruling classes have joined the ruling classes of the rest of the world in intensifying exploitation and earning super profits.

Editor (2023-01-23). Shocking inequality: Richest 21 Indian billionaires have more wealth than 700,000,000 Indians. mronline.org Under the Modi government, India's ruling classes have joined the ruling classes of the rest of the world in intensifying exploitation and earning super profits.

isabella (2023-01-23). New Report on Extreme Wealth and Potential Wealth Tax Revenue. inequality.org

americanthinker (2023-01-23). California seems to find a new way to chase away residents every day. americanthinker.com This time, they've cooked up a new 'wealth tax.'

Hank Greenberg (2023-01-23). California's record high gas prices have set the stage for showdown with oil companies and. indybay.org On November 19th, Californians paid $5.30 per gallon of gasoline, while Texans paid $3.02. Stopping this price gouging with a windfall profit cap has become a priority of the governor. If Gov. Newsom can pass a windfall profits cap, it will be viewed as a major victory over the California oil industry. | California Governor Gavin Newsom's official plan to combat these high prices was introduced by State Senator Nancy Skinner, on the day the legislature reconvened to swear in members, December 5, 2022.

_____ (2023-01-23). The Most Egregious Mistake. strategic-culture.org The U.S. government is hostage to its financial hegemony in a way that is rarely fully understood. | It is the miscalculation of this era — one that may begin the collapse of dollar primacy, and therefore, global compliance with U.S. political demands, too. But its most grievous content is that it corners the U.S. into promoting dangerous Ukrainian escalation against Russia directly (i.e. Crimea). | Washington dares not — indeed cannot — yield on dollar primacy, the ultimate signifier for 'American decline'. And so the U.S. government is hostage to its financial hegemony in a way that is rarely…

WSWS (2023-01-23). Google lays off 12,000 workers as tech jobs bloodbath intensifies. wsws.org The announcement by Google that it is laying off 12,000 workers is the latest in the intensifying jobs bloodbath in the technology sector internationally and the spearhead of a drive by the financial elite to impose the inflation crisis on the backs of the working class.

ecns.cn (2023-01-23). Spending on R&D in China hits new high. ecns.cn China spent a record 3.09 trillion yuan ($443 billion) on research and development in 2022, a 10.4 percent year-on-year increase that came from the nation's accelerated efforts to enhance its innovation capability for more breakthroughs.

ecns.cn (2023-01-23). China's spending on R&D hits 3 trln yuan in 2022. ecns.cn China's total expenditure on research and development (R&D) amounted to nearly 3.09 trillion yuan (about 456 billion U.S. dollars) in 2022, up 10.4 percent year on year, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).

Ramzy Baroud (2023-01-23). Missing story about power: Strong militaries equal weak societies. peoplesworld.org The Global Firepower ranking was published on January 6. The annual report classifies the world's strongest militaries based on over 60 factors, including size, spending and technological advancements. The report, which placed the United States military on top, followed by Russia, China, India and the UK, raised more questions than answers, with some accusing GFP, …

WSWS (2023-01-23). UK: Mother collapses from hunger at South Tyneside Food Bank. wsws.org Approximately six million people are already reporting that they did not eat due to lack of money in the past month and 76 percent of adults that they are having to try and cut back on spending.

_____ (2023-01-23). Erdoƒüan — "Europe's Sick Man"?… journal-neo.org As the date of the Turkish presidential elections approaches, the contours of outside interference in Turkish society become clearer. In the first month of 2023, John Bolton, former national security adviser to US President Donald Trump, said that if incumbent Turkish President Recep Erdoƒüan remains in power, the question of suspending Turkey's membership in NATO …

Ben Norton (2023-01-23). Peru's Natural Resources: CIA-linked US Ambassador Meets with Mining and Energy Ministers to Talk 'Investments'. globalresearch.ca

Don Sutherland (2023-01-23). Australia's profit story: How workers experience productivity. mronline.org If we really want to reverse wage stagnation our unions must use productivity improvement as bargaining power, even withdrawing it, rather than problem-solving it in elite tripartite consultations. Here's why.

Fight Back (2023-01-23). Against Trotskyism: What is Trotskyism? fightbacknews.org Trotskyism has been one of the most persistent and damaging opportunist ideological opponents of Marxism-Leninism within the left. In the next several articles, we're going to look at the origin and development of this ideology, what it is and what it seeks to accomplish. But first, who was Trotsky, and what is Trotskyism? | Who was Trotsky? Briefly, Leon Trotsky was a Menshevik who came over to the Bolsheviks on the eve of the October Revolution in 1917. He was a skilled writer and speaker. After the February Revolution, he joined a centrist social-democratic group called the "interboroughites." This small grou…

Gil Netter (2023-01-23). Connecticut healthcare workers picket for a livable wage. peoplesworld.org NEW LONDON, Conn. Over 900 members of Local 5123, AFT Connecticut are demanding that Yale New Haven Health administrators negotiate in good faith for a new contract that would provide living wages and affordable health care insurance. These workers provide support services that ensure patients receive adequate care at Lawrence and Memorial Hospital owned by …

Suadad al-Salhy (2023-01-23). Iraq: US Dollar-smuggling Crackdown Leaves Baghdad Struggling to Pay Wages. globalresearch.ca

Antonio C.S. Rosa (2023-01-23). (Italiano) Immanuel Wallerstein su sinistra e destra globali. transcend.org Crisi, appunto. La via d'uscita è un discorso nuovo, meno materiale, più spirituale; qualcosa per cui vivere, non solo da. In questo momento Wallerstein vede il capitalismo in crisi senza rimedio–di cui non sono cosਠsicuro–e anche l'egemonia americana in crisi senza rimedio–una visione che condivido–, come la caduta di un impero per il quale i locali le élite erano solite uccidere e governare; ora deve fare la maggior parte degli omicidi da solo.

Staff (2023-01-23). Davos, 2023: Preservar un mundo injusto. cubadebate.cu El pasado lunes se reunió en Davos el Foro Económico Mundial. A diferencia de la gran mayoría de la población mundial, explotada por el capitalismo, que no logra crear una estructura tipo Davos para coordinar las grandes luchas de nuestro tiempo, la derecha aprecia muy bien las virtudes de una organización mundial y el diseño de estrategias globales de intervención.

Brittani Banks (2023-01-23). An Ancient Recipe for Social Success. independentmediainstitute.org The following is an excerpt. Read the full article at Naked Capitalism. By Linda M. Nicholas and Gary M. Feinman New evidence and understandings about the structure of successful early societies across Asia, Africa, and the Western Hemisphere are sweeping away the popular assumption that early societies tended toward autocracy and despotism. Archaeology has a …

EWG (2023-01-23). Wastewater Pollution, 'Forever Chemicals' Discharges, Industrial Pollution, Devastating Impacts on Human Health. globalresearch.ca

Editor (2023-01-23). FBI wants to put me on trial for fighting for Black freedom: Instead put the colonizer State on trial! mronline.org There are strong indications that in early 2023, I, Omali Yeshitela, Chairman of the African People's Socialist Party, founder of the Uhuru ("Freedom") Movement, will be indicted, along with other Uhuru leaders and members, by the federal government of the United States.

ecns.cn (2023-01-23). Xi extends Spring Festival greetings to all Chinese, urging solid work to create better future. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping, on behalf of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and the State Council, extended Spring Festival greetings to all Chinese Friday at a reception in Beijing.

Ben Norton (2023-01-22). Brazil and Argentina preparing new Latin American currency to 'reduce reliance on US dollar'. geopoliticaleconomy.com Brazil and Argentina are making plans for a Latin American currency called the Sur, to "boost regional trade and reduce reliance on the US dollar". Lula had pledged it while running for president.

Ben Norton (2023-01-22). US funds 'independent journalists' in Cuba to spread propaganda, ex CIA spy admits. geopoliticaleconomy.com Former CIA analyst Fulton Armstrong told The Guardian that, in Cuba, "a lot of the so-called independent journalists are indirectly funded by the US". They spread anti-government disinformation with the support of the NED.

ecns.cn (2023-01-22). Growth role of digital economy emphasized. ecns.cn Related stocks surged on Thursday as the digital economy was highlighted in multiple local governments' plans for boosting growth in 2023.

mforinoco (2023-01-22). The IMF's Ironic Take on the Looming World Recession. orinocotribune.com By Prabhat Patanik — Jan 16, 2023 | The admission that the US labor market's resilience greatly determines the recovery of the world economy fundamentally runs counter to the IMF's own neoliberal agenda. | International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director Kristalina Georgieva has now openly admitted that the year 2023 will witness the slowing down of the world economy to a point where as much as one-third of the world will see an actual contraction in gross domestic product. This is because all three major economic powers in the world—the US, the European Union, and China—will witness slowd…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2023-01-22). "It's Not Socialism": China is a Capitalist Cheap Labour Economy, Based on Exceedingly Low Wages. globalresearch.ca

_____ (2023-01-22). China is becoming increasingly involved in Central Asia. journal-neo.org Over the last two decades, China's economic and political rise has made it a key player in global politics, particularly for neighboring Central Asia (CA). China's desire for active economic cooperation with the region, as well as its willingness to invest large sums in the implementation of projects that Central Asian countries require, are encouraging …

_____ (2023-01-22). Multipolar Economic Order. popularresistance.org The international economic system had been dominated for decades by the United States, but this financial architecture is rapidly fracturing with the creation of new institutions in the Global South. | The BRICS bloc of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa is working "to develop a fairer system of monetary exchange", to challenge the "dominance of the dollar", South Africa's foreign minister has revealed. | Saudi Arabia publicly confirmed that it is considering selling its oil in other currencies. China's President Xi Jinping said Beijing will buy energy from the Persian Gulf states in its own currency,…

_____ (2023-01-22). What Prompted the Urgent, Secretive Summit in Abu Dhabi? strategic-culture.org Key Arab heads of state convened this week for an emergency meeting that excluded the Saudis and Kuwaitis. The likely hot topics under discussion were Egypt's economic collapse and Israel's aggressive escalations. | By Abdel Bari ATWAN | On 18 January, the United Arab Emirates hastily arranged a consultative summit in Abu Dhabi, which included the leaders of four member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). | Heads of state of the Sultanate of Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, and the UAE attended the urgent summit, along with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi and Jordan's King Abdullah II. | The absence of Cro…

John Feffer (2023-01-22). Economic Growth is killing the Planet. How do we Engineer an Alternative? juancole.com ( Foreign Policy in Focus) &#1 ; In 1972, the Club of Rome released a report called The Limits to Growth that laid out the damage to the planet and to human beings of unrestrained increases in economic production and population. It was a straightforward extrapolation from then-current trends that took into account limited resources like …

Kurt Nimmo (2023-01-22). The World Economic Forum (WEF) Calls for Destruction of America's Middle Class. globalresearch.ca

ecns.cn (2023-01-22). Overseas orders light up sales of fireworks. ecns.cn As "the world's fireworks capital", Liuyang — which manufactures more than 60 percent of the fireworks for global markets — saw its exports surge 84.9 percent on a yearly basis to 6 billion yuan ($885 million) in 2022, statistics from the city government showed.

WSWS (2023-01-22). UK: Starmer pledges Labour's support for NHS privatisation. wsws.org The few remaining labour "lefts" grouped around former party leader Jeremy Corbyn strike an outraged pose at Starmer's pro-privatisation comments, but remain loyal advocates of his party of austerity, militarism and war.

_____ (2023-01-22). Ukrainian Solidarity Network: Highest Stage Of Western Social Imperialism. popularresistance.org The clear implication from this statement issued by the newly formed Ukrainian Solidarity Network is that military victory is the only solution for resolving the conflict in Ukraine. The fact that many of the individuals supporting this network self-identify as leftists, represents a new, perhaps higher form of collaboration with Western and U.S. imperialism that may have ever developed since the end of the second imperialist war in 1945. I issued an excerpt of my statement in response to the emergence of this network that caused a stir. Here is my statement in full. | One of the most positive things to emerge fr…

_____ (2023-01-22). The Union Membership Rate Has Dropped To A Historic Low. popularresistance.org The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its annual union membership report January 19. The report shows a nationwide decline in the percentage of wage and salary workers who are union members, from 10.3% in 2021 to 10.1% in 2022‚Äâ—‚Äâthe lowest union membership rate on record since comparable data was first collected in 1983, when the union membership rate was 20.1%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). | But the annual report, compiled with the use of the Current Population Survey, leaves out what some labor advocates say is a critical piece of information:…

Anonymous103 (2023-01-22). Ukraine, It Was All Written In The Rand Corp Plan. "The U.S. Plan Against Russia Was Formulated 3 Years Ago" southfront.org Written by Manlio Dinucci. Originally published by GlobalResearch The strategic plan of the United States against Russia was elaborated three…

Editor at Global Grind (2023-01-22). Disney, Black-Owned Business Team Up To Reimagine Disney Princesses As Diverse Dolls. newsone.com Disney shares its collaboration with CreativeSoul Photography, featuring gorgeous reimagined diverse dolls inspired by the iconic Disney Princesses we know and love. Check out the photos and read more details on the special edition artist series inside. | CreativeSoul Photography is a Black-owned business that has joined forces with Disney in an exclusive artist series debuting at shopDisney, Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort on Feb. 3. | The company announced the collaboration on Friday. It features a special collection of dolls across the African diaspora, inspired by Disney Princesses. The Creativ…

Editor (2023-01-22). Is SCOTUS on the Verge of Dismantling Labor and the Administrative State in One Blow? scheerpost.com By Nancy Snyder / CounterPunch On Tuesday, January 10, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the matter of Glacier Northwest, Inc. v. International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local Union 174. If Glacier Northwest prevails, the Supreme Court ruling will make it far easier for alleged labor disputes that result in damage to company property, to …

teleSUR, JCM (2023-01-22). Presidente Lula visita comunidad indígena Yanomami. telesurtv.net El objetivo es monitorear la situación de desnutrición de los niños comunitarios en el estado y elaborar un plan de acción para erradicar el problema.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2023-01-22). Lies Liberals Tell to Obscure Operation Z's Anti-Fascist Nature, & Discourage Anti-Imperialist Struggle. libya360.wordpress.com Rainer Shea When almost two-thirds of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck because of the inflation that the Ukraine war has accelerated, the U.S. empire can only continue its proxy war by carrying out an unprecedented amount of psyops. The war machine's narrative managers have had to innovate, or else the social base for their Eurasian destabilization…

thecommunists (2023-01-22). Food bank crisis in Europe. thecommunists.org To anyone who has been following the conflict in Ukraine from the 2014 coup through to the callous and wanton butchery of Donbass citizens of all ages, to Russia's special military operation aimed at saving the remaining lives of the Donbass peoples, it has been clear that every move of Volodymyr Zelensky and the other …

Staff (2023-01-22). Venezuela and Colombia Build Comprehensive Cooperation Framework (+Investments Protection). orinocotribune.com On Friday, January 20, Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodríguez met with the minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism of Colombia, Germán Umaña Mendoza, for advancing in the construction of a comprehensive cooperation framework, as well as in the reestablishment of full diplomatic, political and commercial relations. | Venezuela's Minister for Productive Agriculture and Land Wilmar Castro Soteldo; Deputy Minister for Foreign Trade and Investment Promotion Johan àÅlvarez; and the superintendent of the National Integrated Customs and Tax Administration Service (SENIAT), José David Cabello were present at t…

Californians for Pesticide Reform (2023-01-22). Farmworker communities call on the State to Rewrite Regulation of Cancer-Causing Pesticide. indybay.org One hundred farmworker community residents and their allies filled Cal EPA's Byron Sher Auditorium, as well as participated through zoom, protesting the Department of Pesticide Regulation's (DPR) proposed regulation for the cancer-causing pesticide 1,3-dichloropropene (1,3-D, brand name Telone). The Wednesday morning public hearing saw testimony from dozens of speakers asserting that their lives were "not worth 14 times less than other Californians." The phrase was in reference to DPR's choosing a 1,3-D regulatory target concentration 14 times higher than the "safe harbor level" established by the Office of Envir…

_____ (2023-01-22). Why I'm Not Running Again For City Council. popularresistance.org This is now the tenth year I've had the honor to serve as an elected representative of Seattle's working people. | Workers in Seattle, through getting organized alongside my socialist City Council office, and my organization, Socialist Alternative, have won historic victories, from the $15/hour minimum wage to the Amazon Tax to landmark renters' rights. | These victories have set a powerful example that has had a national and even international impact. | In our four election victories and in every struggle, we've had to overcome the combined might of big business, the corporate media, and the political establishm…

Callie Mill (2023-01-22). Equity firm will loot Albertsons grocery chain in merger with Kroger despite impact on workers, communities. liberationnews.org The merger between Albertsons and Kroger illustrates capitalism's natural tendency toward monopoly.

Fight Back (2023-01-22). Palestine solidarity week of action across SE Michigan. fightbacknews.org Dearborn, MI – The Palestinian Youth Movement-Detroit and Students Allied for Freedom and Equality, with support from Freedom Road Socialist Organization members, kicked off the week of solidarity work on January 12 supporting a demonstration by Students Allied for Freedom and Equality (SAFE). When U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris visited the University of Michigan for a speaking event on the environment, SAFE took the opportunity to let passersby on campus know that VP Harris is a stalwart supporter of genocide in Palestine. | Harris, a beneficiary of the hundreds of millions in AIPAC (American Israel Public Af…

Party for Socialism, Liberation (2023-01-22). PSL Statement — 50 years after Roe, mass resistance the key in abortion struggle. liberationnews.org To win back and extend the right to abortion requires continuous grassroots organizing and a return to powerful, large-scale mobilizations…

teleSUR, AC, JGN (2023-01-22). 5 frases para recordar a Lenin a 99 años de su partida física. telesurtv.net "No hay teoría revolucionaria sin práctica revolucionaria y viceversa", llegó a subrayar el fundador de la URSS, quien falleció el 21 de enero de 1924.

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2023-01-22: News Headlines

ecns.cn (2023-01-22). Growth role of digital economy emphasized. ecns.cn Related stocks surged on Thursday as the digital economy was highlighted in multiple local governments' plans for boosting growth in 2023.

ecns.cn (2023-01-22). IMF predicts better prospects for world economy. ecns.cn The global economic outlook might not be as bad as previously feared, with China's optimized COVID-19 measures expected to boost growth, said the IMF chief on Friday.

ecns.cn (2023-01-22). Xi urges hard work for bright future. ecns.cn President Xi Jinping called on the whole nation to work hard for an even brighter future on Friday, saying that China will deepen reform and opening up across the board,strive to attain better performance of the economy and keep improving the living standards of the people in 2023.

mforinoco (2023-01-22). The IMF's Ironic Take on the Looming World Recession. orinocotribune.com By Prabhat Patanik — Jan 16, 2023 | The admission that the US labor market's resilience greatly determines the recovery of the world economy fundamentally runs counter to the IMF's own neoliberal agenda. | International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director Kristalina Georgieva has now openly admitted that the year 2023 will witness the slowing down of the world economy to a point where as much as one-third of the world will see an actual contraction in gross domestic product. This is because all three major economic powers in the world—the US, the European Union, and China—will witness slowd…

_____ (2023-01-22). China is becoming increasingly involved in Central Asia. journal-neo.org Over the last two decades, China's economic and political rise has made it a key player in global politics, particularly for neighboring Central Asia (CA). China's desire for active economic cooperation with the region, as well as its willingness to invest large sums in the implementation of projects that Central Asian countries require, are encouraging …

_____ (2023-01-22). What Prompted the Urgent, Secretive Summit in Abu Dhabi? strategic-culture.org Key Arab heads of state convened this week for an emergency meeting that excluded the Saudis and Kuwaitis. The likely hot topics under discussion were Egypt's economic collapse and Israel's aggressive escalations. | By Abdel Bari ATWAN | On 18 January, the United Arab Emirates hastily arranged a consultative summit in Abu Dhabi, which included the leaders of four member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). | Heads of state of the Sultanate of Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, and the UAE attended the urgent summit, along with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi and Jordan's King Abdullah II. | The absence of Cro…

Anjoulie Woodhead (2023-01-22). Concerns of Growth, Pandemic, War and Inflation Top World Economic Forum Agenda. indybay.org World Bank Cuts Global Growth Forecast as Developing Countries Struggle with Debt…

John Feffer (2023-01-22). Economic Growth is killing the Planet. How do we Engineer an Alternative? juancole.com ( Foreign Policy in Focus) &#1 ; In 1972, the Club of Rome released a report called The Limits to Growth that laid out the damage to the planet and to human beings of unrestrained increases in economic production and population. It was a straightforward extrapolation from then-current trends that took into account limited resources like …

ecns.cn (2023-01-22). Overseas orders light up sales of fireworks. ecns.cn As "the world's fireworks capital", Liuyang — which manufactures more than 60 percent of the fireworks for global markets — saw its exports surge 84.9 percent on a yearly basis to 6 billion yuan ($885 million) in 2022, statistics from the city government showed.

WSWS (2023-01-22). UK: Starmer pledges Labour's support for NHS privatisation. wsws.org The few remaining labour "lefts" grouped around former party leader Jeremy Corbyn strike an outraged pose at Starmer's pro-privatisation comments, but remain loyal advocates of his party of austerity, militarism and war.

Editor at Global Grind (2023-01-22). Disney, Black-Owned Business Team Up To Reimagine Disney Princesses As Diverse Dolls. newsone.com Disney shares its collaboration with CreativeSoul Photography, featuring gorgeous reimagined diverse dolls inspired by the iconic Disney Princesses we know and love. Check out the photos and read more details on the special edition artist series inside. | CreativeSoul Photography is a Black-owned business that has joined forces with Disney in an exclusive artist series debuting at shopDisney, Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort on Feb. 3. | The company announced the collaboration on Friday. It features a special collection of dolls across the African diaspora, inspired by Disney Princesses. The Creativ…

teleSUR, JCM (2023-01-22). Presidente Lula visita comunidad indígena Yanomami. telesurtv.net El objetivo es monitorear la situación de desnutrición de los niños comunitarios en el estado y elaborar un plan de acción para erradicar el problema.

Hank Greenberg (2023-01-22). California's record high gas prices have set the stage for showdown with oil companies and. indybay.org On November 19th, Californians paid $5.30 per gallon of gasoline, while Texans paid $3.02. Stopping this price gouging with a windfall profit cap has become a priority of the governor. If Gov. Newsom can pass a windfall profits cap, it will be viewed as a major victory over the California oil industry. | California Governor Gavin Newsom's official plan to combat these high prices was introduced by State Senator Nancy Skinner, on the day the legislature reconvened to swear in members, December 5, 2022.

ecns.cn (2023-01-22). Spending on R&D in China hits new high. ecns.cn China spent a record 3.09 trillion yuan ($443 billion) on research and development in 2022, a 10.4 percent year-on-year increase that came from the nation's accelerated efforts to enhance its innovation capability for more breakthroughs.

Staff (2023-01-22). Venezuela and Colombia Build Comprehensive Cooperation Framework (+Investments Protection). orinocotribune.com On Friday, January 20, Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodríguez met with the minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism of Colombia, Germán Umaña Mendoza, for advancing in the construction of a comprehensive cooperation framework, as well as in the reestablishment of full diplomatic, political and commercial relations. | Venezuela's Minister for Productive Agriculture and Land Wilmar Castro Soteldo; Deputy Minister for Foreign Trade and Investment Promotion Johan àÅlvarez; and the superintendent of the National Integrated Customs and Tax Administration Service (SENIAT), José David Cabello were present at t…

Californians for Pesticide Reform (2023-01-22). Farmworker communities call on the State to Rewrite Regulation of Cancer-Causing Pesticide. indybay.org One hundred farmworker community residents and their allies filled Cal EPA's Byron Sher Auditorium, as well as participated through zoom, protesting the Department of Pesticide Regulation's (DPR) proposed regulation for the cancer-causing pesticide 1,3-dichloropropene (1,3-D, brand name Telone). The Wednesday morning public hearing saw testimony from dozens of speakers asserting that their lives were "not worth 14 times less than other Californians." The phrase was in reference to DPR's choosing a 1,3-D regulatory target concentration 14 times higher than the "safe harbor level" established by the Office of Envir…

Fight Back (2023-01-22). Palestine solidarity week of action across SE Michigan. fightbacknews.org Dearborn, MI – The Palestinian Youth Movement-Detroit and Students Allied for Freedom and Equality, with support from Freedom Road Socialist Organization members, kicked off the week of solidarity work on January 12 supporting a demonstration by Students Allied for Freedom and Equality (SAFE). When U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris visited the University of Michigan for a speaking event on the environment, SAFE took the opportunity to let passersby on campus know that VP Harris is a stalwart supporter of genocide in Palestine. | Harris, a beneficiary of the hundreds of millions in AIPAC (American Israel Public Af…

teleSUR, AC, JGN (2023-01-22). 5 frases para recordar a Lenin a 99 años de su partida física. telesurtv.net "No hay teoría revolucionaria sin práctica revolucionaria y viceversa", llegó a subrayar el fundador de la URSS, quien falleció el 21 de enero de 1924.

ecns.cn (2023-01-22). Xi extends Spring Festival greetings to all Chinese, urging solid work to create better future. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping, on behalf of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and the State Council, extended Spring Festival greetings to all Chinese Friday at a reception in Beijing.

americanthinker (2023-01-21). The Fed's false memory syndrome sparks recessions. americanthinker.com At present, there is little cause for optimism about the U.S. economy.

Anand Naidoo (2023-01-21). The Heat: World Economic Forum. america.cgtn.com The World Economic Forum closes in Davos, after candid talks about the global economy, China's reopening and climate change. Global leaders and business executives gathered at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week, to discuss some of the biggest issues of 2023. Among the …

Ben Norton (2023-01-21). BRICS challenges US 'dollar dominance', Saudi considers selling oil in other currencies: New multipolar economic order. geopoliticaleconomy.com BRICS is "developing a fairer system of monetary exchange" to challenge the "dominance of the dollar", South Africa revealed. Saudi Arabia is considering selling oil in other currencies. Economist Zoltan Pozsar says the US "unipolar era" is over.

Benjamin Norton (2023-01-21). Richest 1% Took 2/3 of Global Wealth Since 2020 — Twice as Much as 99% of Population Earned. orinocotribune.com By Ben Norton &#1 ; Jan 17, 2023 | In 2020 and 2021, the wealthiest 1% of the world's population took nearly two-thirds of all new wealth — six times greater than the wealth made by the poorest 90% of workers. And while billionaires get richer, global poverty is increasing, Oxfam warns. | In the past decade, the richest 1% of people on Earth sucked up half of all new wealth. In 2020 and 2021, the richest 1% took nearly two-thirds of all new wealth — six times greater than the wealth made by the poorest 90% of the global population. | "Since 2020, for every dollar of new global wealth gained by someone…

Benjamin Norton (2023-01-21). Richest 1% Took 2/3rds of Global Wealth Since 2020 — Twice as Much as 99% Of Population Earned. orinocotribune.com By Ben Norton &#1 ; Jan 17, 2023 | In 2020 and 2021, the wealthiest 1% of the world's population took nearly two-thirds of all new wealth — six times greater than the wealth made by the poorest 90% of workers. And while billionaires get richer, global poverty is increasing, Oxfam warns. | In the past decade, the richest 1% of people on Earth sucked up half of all new wealth. In 2020 and 2021, the richest 1% took nearly two-thirds of all new wealth — six times greater than the wealth made by the poorest 90% of the global population. | "Since 2020, for every dollar of new global wealth gained by someone…

Colin Todhunter (2023-01-21). 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…

Fred Wertheimer (2023-01-21). Can a Discharge Petition Save Economy From GOP Hostage-Taking Over Debt Ceiling? commondreams.org

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Robert J. Burrowes (2023-01-21). Historical Analysis of the Global Elites: Ransacking the World Economy Until 'You'll Own Nothing'. globalresearch.ca

Ann Brown (2023-01-21). Reporters Pull Up On Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla at Davos Over Vaccine Protection Claims. moguldom.com Albert Bourla, the CEO of American pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, was confronted by reporters in Davos over vaccine protection claims. Bourla was in Davos for the World Economic Forum. The World Economic Forum in Davos, a town in the Swiss Alps, kicked off on Jan. 16 and ended Jan. 20. Business and political leaders gathered for the annual …

Colin Todhunter (2023-01-21). A Hard-Edged Rock: Waging Economic Warfare on Humanity. dissidentvoice.org Why is much modern food of inferior quality? Why is health suffering and smallholder farmers who feed most of the world being forced out of agriculture? Mainly because of the mindset of the likes of Larry Fink of BlackRock — the world's biggest asset management firm — and the economic system they profit from and promote. In …

ecns.cn (2023-01-21). China secures maximum outcomes at minimum costs with COVID response. ecns.cn Over the past three years, China made the best efforts to save lives and protect public health, while keeping the social and economic impacts of the pandemic at the lowest possible levels.

Jacob Nordangard (2023-01-21). World Economic Forum's "Young Global Leaders" Revealed. globalresearch.ca For several decades, this program has nurtured compliant leaders acting as WEF agents in governments around the world. The consequences are far-reaching and may turn out to be devastating for humanity.

monthlyreview (2023-01-21). NATO and the Long War on the Third World. monthlyreview.org For the first time in capitalism's long history, the global economic center of gravity is shifting decisively eastward.

Peoples Dispatch (2023-01-21). A severe cold wave is freezing the already starving people of Afghanistan. peoplesdispatch.org Over the past two weeks, the freezing cold has reportedly killed at least 70 Afghans and over 70,000 livestock. The freezing temperatures have worsened the plight of Afghans who are already facing an economic crisis…

scorinoco (2023-01-21). Venezuela Evaluates Relaunching Petrocaribe. orinocotribune.com The government of Venezuela, together with the other countries of the Caribbean region, is carrying out an evaluation process for the relaunching of Petrocaribe as a key organization for the economic development of the region. | This was announced by Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minister Yvan Gil on Friday, January 20, after he held a meeting with the heads of diplomatic missions of Caribbean countries accredited to Venezuela, at Casa Amarilla, headquarters of the Foreign Affairs Ministry of Venezuela. Apart from the Petrocaribe issue, the participants of the meeting also forwarded proposals regarding the incentive…

Staff (2023-01-21). Manchin-Romney Attack on Social Security Is 'Last Thing We Need': Sanders. commondreams.org Progressive Sen. Bernie Sanders on Saturday slammed right-wing Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin's widely panned proposal to explore slashing Social Security benefits as part of a debt ceiling pact with Republicans. During a Wednesday interview with Fox Business at the ruling class' annual gathering in Davos for the World Economic Forum, Manchin (W.Va.) suggested that members …

WSWS (2023-01-21). Google carries out mass layoffs of 12,000 workers as global jobs massacre continues. wsws.org The tech cuts are only the beginning of a broader offensive against jobs by the entire capitalist elite, who are determined to use unemployment as a weapon against the rise of strike activity.

Danielle Atkinson (2023-01-21). Op-Ed: The Federal Government Must Strengthen And Protect Policies That Help Families And Early Childhood Educators. newsone.com "Our nation has a system that is grossly unfair and disproportionately problematic for Black children and families of low income," writes Danielle Atkinson.

_____ (2023-01-21). Mexico: Battleground For Independent Union's First Contract Fight. popularresistance.org Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico – In the Mexican border city of Piedras Negras, Coahuila, auto parts workers are throwing down yet again against their employer, Michigan-based VU Manufacturing, and its chosen union, the Confederation of Mexican Workers (CTM). | Last August, VU workers voted to form an independent union, the Mexican Workers' League (la Liga), defeating management's effort to impose an employer-friendly union affiliated with the CTM. | After a union wins an election, Mexican labor law grants six months to bargain a contract. In the League's case, the timetable runs through March 6. Bargaining a ne…

Mary-Alice Waters (2023-01-21). The Low Point of Labor Resistance Is Behind Us. themilitant.com This activity by party members, shoulder to shoulder with other working people and youth, is being carried out amid mounting global conflicts among rival capitalis…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-01-21). Science Saturday: MayoComplete next-generation sequencing — Transforming comprehensive cancer care. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org For patients facing a cancer journey, navigating diagnosis and treatment can be extremely daunting. Fear of the unknown is compounded by a confusing ocean of emerging information on discoveries and technological advancements. While each wave of progress brings about new types of treatment, including targeted and immune therapies linked to improved outcomes, the cancer's nuances must be understood for these pioneering treatments to work. Laboratory testing offers crucial information to help patients traverse the shifting…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-01-21). Mayo Clinic Laboratories and Helix collaborate to provide comprehensive suite of laboratory services to biopharma customers. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic Laboratories, a leading reference laboratory, and Helix, the nation's leading population genomics and viral surveillance company, today announced a new strategic collaboration that will provide biopharma customers access to a comprehensive joint laboratory offering for research and development initiatives across the drug development lifecycle. The offering will include a full spectrum of testing capabilities that leverages both Helix's suite of next generation sequencing capabilities and Mayo Clinic Laboratories' portfolio of more than 3,800…

Seth Galinsky (2023-01-21). Iran unrest fueled by attacks on labor, women, nationalities. themilitant.com Dozens demonstrated outside Rajai Shahr jail near Tehran Jan. 8 and 9 to demand an end to the death penalty, including the mother of Mohammad Ghobadlou, one of several anti-government protesters convicted of "enmity to God" and sentenced to death. | The protest began the day after the Iranian government executed political prisoners Mohammad Mehdi Karami and Mohammad Hosseini Jan. 7, bringing to four the number of recent protesters executed since Dec. 8. The courts have since put several executions on hold or ordered new trials. | The bourgeois-clerical regime hoped the executions would push back the movement acro…

Staff (2023-01-21). Comisiones de la Asamblea Nacional del Poder Popular informan de su labor ante el Consejo de Estado. cubadebate.cu El Consejo de Estado acordó convocar a la sesión extraordinaria de las asambleas municipales para la nominación de los candidatos a diputados a la Asamblea Nacional del Poder Popular el próximo 5 de febrero.

Staff (2023-01-21). Conozca la historia de OpenAI, la creadora de la inteligencia artificial ChatGPT. cubadebate.cu Un grupo con los principales inversores de Silicon Valley fundó OpenAI como un laboratorio "sin ánimo de lucro", pero la iniciativa ha derivado en empresa privada valorada en miles de millones de euros. Musk, Thiel, Altman, Livingston, Hoffman y Brockman configuraron OpenAI como "empresa de investigación en inteligencia artificial sin ánimo de lucro".

teleSUR- hvh, DRL (2023-01-21). Asciende a 13 los fallecidos por avalancha en el Tíbet, China. telesurtv.net Los servicios de emergencia han rescatado a 53 personas, cinco con lesiones graves, mientras continúan las labores.

WSWS (2023-01-21). UAW bureaucrats collaborate with UC to retroactively dock strikers' pay. wsws.org Only weeks after betraying the historic strike of 48,000 academic workers at the University of California, the United Auto Workers is assisting UC in collecting attestation payback forms to retroactively dock wages.

WSWS (2023-01-21). Australia: NSW leader Chris Minns typifies Labor's right-wing, pro-business character. wsws.org In the NSW election, working people confront a "choice" between an extreme right-wing Liberal premier and a Labor leader who agrees with him on all substantive issues.

Kerstin Chavent, Thomas Schwendener (2023-01-21). The Octopus of Davos and The club of right-wing apostles, 1/18. indybay.org Decisions affecting all of humanity are being made undemocratically by a wealthy global elite. And yet most of us look the other way, as if the Gates, Rockefellers and Buffets of this world were philanthropists giving back to the public what they have received from it, and the WEF a charity that wants to make the world a better place – and not an unscrupulous community…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2023-01-21). "Preemptive Nuclear War": The Historic Battle for Peace and Democracy. A Third World War Threatens the Future of Humanity. globalresearch.ca US nuclear doctrine consists in portraying nuclear weapons as a means of "self defense" rather than a "weapon of mass destruction". There are powerful financial interests behind Joe Biden's $1.3 trillion nuclear weapons program initiated under Obama.

WSWS (2023-01-21). French unions impose wage rises well below inflation. wsws.org After millions across France joined a one-day strike against Emmanuel Macron's pension reform on January 19, a confrontation is rapidly emerging between the government and the working class.

Dongsheng News (2023-01-21). Historic Population Decline. dissidentvoice.org This week's News on China in 2 minutes. ‚Ä¢ GDP increased 3% in 2022 ‚Ä¢ Historic population decline ‚Ä¢ Nearly 60,000 COVID-19 related deaths in the last month ‚Ä¢ The 'Three Body Problem' debuts on TV…

americanthinker (2023-01-21). Many states will soon have a budget problem. The culprit is clearly too much spending, not tax cuts as WaPo columnist claims. americanthinker.com Sheer coincidence? The high tax/high spending states also pay their state legislators the most.

Editor (2023-01-21). Peru's natural resources: CIA-linked U.S. ambassador meets with mining and energy ministers to talk 'investments'. mronline.org Peru has large reserves of copper, gold, zinc, silver, lead, iron, and natural gas. After a coup overthrew left-wing President Pedro Castillo, the US ambassador, CIA veteran Lisa Kenna, met with mining and energy ministers to discuss "investments". Europe is importing Peruvian LNG to replace Russian energy.

F. William Engdahl (2023-01-21). How Blackrock Investment Fund Triggered the Global Energy Crisis. globalresearch.ca The energy crisis is a long-planned strategy of western corporate capital to dismantle industrial economies in the name of a dystopian Green Agenda. That has its roots well before February 2022, when Russia launched its military action in Ukraine.

WSWS (2023-01-21). Bowing to coup threats, Lula promises massive investments in Brazil's armed forces. wsws.org As it seeks to placate the military, the Lula government is using the coup threats to declare any infringement upon capitalist profit interests impossible.

Joyce Chediac (2023-01-21). NYC retirees fight mayor & Wall St., score key victory to keep their healthcare. liberationnews.org Privatized Medicare Advantage plans are cash cows for insurance companies and profit from denying seniors care.

Carlos Lopes Pereira (2023-01-21). Amílcar Cabral — African Marxist liberation leader — murdered years ago by agents of Portuguese colonialism. workers.org The author, a former member of the Secretariat of the African Party for the Independence of Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde (PAIGC), writes of African events for Avante, the newspaper of the Portuguese Communist Party. Translation: John Catalinotto. Half a century ago, on Jan. 20, 1973, Amílcar Cabral, a prominent leader . . . |

JANET (2023-01-21). Amílcar Cabral — African Marxist liberation leader — murdered 50 years ago by agents of Portuguese colonialism. iacenter.org By Carlos Lopes Pereira January 20, 2023 The author, a former member of the Secretariat of the African Party for the Independence of Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde (PAIGC), writes of African events for Avante, the newspaper of the Portuguese Communist Party. Translation: John Catalinotto. Half a century ago, on Jan. 20, 1973, Amílcar Cabral, a prominent leader of the national liberation movement, was assassinated in Conakry [Guinea] by agents of colonialism on behalf of the fascist government of Portugal. The crime provoked revulsion and indignation throughout progressive humanity. The United Nations, the Organizat…

thecommunists (2023-01-21). Remembering the history and achievements of Italy's communists. thecommunists.org The following letter was sent to comrades in Italy's Partito Comunista to mark the anniversary of the founding of the original Communist Party of Italy on 21 January 1921. ***** The central committee of the Communist Party of Great Britain (Marxist-Leninist) sends warm and fraternal greetings to the leaders and militants of the Partito Comunista …

Editor (2023-01-21). "Golden ruble 3.0" — How Russia can change the infrastructure of foreign trade. mronline.org According to preliminary estimates of the Bank of Russia, in January-September 2022, it strengthened to $198.4 billion, which is $123.1 billion more than in the same period last year. This surplus was taken out of the country (at the same time, half went to pay off the external debts of Russian companies with their replacement by domestic ruble lending) and is reflected in the balance of payments item "net capital outflow".

isj.org.uk (2023-01-21). Capitalism and Slavery revisited. isj.org.uk The reprint of the book, written by Eric Williams, comes in the aftermath of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Vivian Sahner (2023-01-21). Protests, strikes in Latin America reflect deepening crisis of capitalism. themilitant.com On Jan. 8, some 5,000 people stormed Brazil's Congress, the Supreme Court and presidential offices. Many were supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro. This drew immediate comparison in the liberal press to the Jan. 6, 2021, melee at the U.S. Capitol. According to the New York Times, the largely working-class and small-proprietor protesters were partisans of "far-right extremism, inspired by antidemocratic leaders and fed by conspiracy theories." | Many protesters demanded the military remove President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who was sworn into office a week earlier. Lula called the protesters "vandals, n…

Olga Eyre, Vikram Patel, David Brent, Anita Thapar (2023-01-21). [Correspondence] Latent bipolar depression — Authors' reply. thelancet.com We thank Takeshi Terao for their response to our Seminar on depression in young people.1 Terao highlights that depression is often the first manifestation of bipolar disorder and early-onset depression is a risk factor for switching to bipolar disorder. This clinical point is important.

Takeshi Terao (2023-01-21). [Correspondence] Latent bipolar depression. thelancet.com I read with much interest the excellent and comprehensive Seminar about depression in young people by Anita Thapar and colleagues.1 Although the authors simply mentioned the increased rates of diagnostic conversion from depression to bipolar disorder in adolescents with depression, it should be emphasised more. For example, of 72 patients diagnosed with depression at a mean age of 10 ∑3 years (SD 1 ∑5), 48 ∑6% (n=35) of patients were diagnostically changed to bipolar disorder during the subsequent 10 years.

Staff (2023-01-21). Lowkey And Alan MacLeod Discuss Elon Musk Role In The Military Industrial Complex. youtube.com Elon Musk has revealed several key elements of the National Security State operations on Twitter, however the overall thrust of his career has been as a small but important component in the US military industrial complex. Lowkey is on tour in January across England. You can get tickets here linktr.ee/lowkeyonline Support independent watchdog journalism! www.patreon.com/MintPressNews

teleSUR, lvm, YSM (2023-01-21). Presidente boliviano destaca era de industrialización del litio. telesurtv.net La empresa YLB controlará la construcción de los complejos industriales.

WSWS (2023-01-21). Spain's Podemos backs Brazilian PT's accommodation to far right coup plotters. wsws.org The fascistic coup attempt in Brasilia and the PT's craven response expose the bankruptcy of pseudo-left organizations like Spain's "left populist" Podemos party.

Anonymous669 (2023-01-21). Turkey In Talks To Purchase Typhoon Fighter Jets, Other Weapons From The UK. southfront.org RAF Typhoon fighter jet. Source: Flickr: 359B9923 / user www.flickr.com/people/41279068@N08 | Turkey has held talks with the United Kingdom over the possible purchase of fighter jets, transport planes, frigates and tank engines, the Three separate sources told the London-based news outlet that Turkish defence minister Hulusi Akar discussed t…

Jake Johnson (2023-01-21). Iowa GOP Pushes "Profoundly Cruel and Petty" Food Benefit Restrictions. truthout.org Republicans in the Iowa House introduced legislation this month that would impose a slew of fresh restrictions on the kinds of food people can purchase using SNAP benefits, sparking outrage among local groups who say the measure would exacerbate hunger in the GOP-dominated state. The Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC), an interfaith group that operates the largest food pantry network in… |

Juan Cole (2023-01-21). Nearly 20% of New Vehicles in California Last Year were Zero-Emission, as Peak Oil nears. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) The office of California Governor Gavin Newsom has announced that nearly 1 in 5 of new vehicles purchased in that state in 2022 were zero emission (ZEVs). Nationwide, nearly 6 percent of new vehicle registrations were electric. This statistic of 18.8% ZEVs did not represent business as usual for California. The …

Rick Rozoff (2023-01-21). After Ukraine, Karabakh, Libya, Syria wars: Kuwait to get Turkish Bayraktar drones. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Middle East EyeJanuary 20, 2023 Bayraktar TB2: Kuwait purchases Turkish-made drones in $370m deal Kuwait has signed a deal to purchase the Turkish-made Bayraktar TB2 armed drones, the arms manufacturer Baykar announced on Wednesday. The company said in a tweet that it secured the deal, worth $370m, ahead of companies from the US, Europe and …

Prabhat Patnaik (2023-01-21). The abuse of the concept of "populism" mronline.org ALL regimes based on class antagonism require a discourse to legitimise class oppression and this discourse in turn requires a vocabulary of its own. The neoliberal regime too has developed its own discourse and vocabulary and a key concept in this vocabulary is "populism".

Omali Yeshitela (2023-01-21). FBI Wants to Put Me On Trial for Fighting for Black Freedom: Instead Put the Colonizer State on Trial! covertactionmagazine.com There are strong indications that in early 2023, I, Omali Yeshitela, Chairman of the African People's Socialist Party, founder of the Uhuru ("Freedom") Movement, will be indicted, along with other Uhuru leaders and members, by the federal government of the United States. Using the bogus and slanderous charge that we are "Russian agents," the U.S. …

WSWS (2023-01-21). "Vote against war! Vote SGP!": SGP election spot for the Berlin election. wsws.org The Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei is running in the Berlin elections to give a voice and a socialist perspective to the opposition to the hated policies of war and social devastation.

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infobrics (2023-01-19). Eurasia and the Emerging Western Clash. infobrics.org The creation of the EAEU led to the 'four freedoms' of freedom of movement of goods, services, capital, and labor between member states. Unlike the European Union, the EAEU has no transnational political structure and pursues economic rather than political goals…

ecns.cn (2023-01-18). China confident on growth, vice-premier tells forum. ecns.cn Vice-Premier Liu He said on Tuesday that China is confident growth will likely return to its normal trend this year and the country's economy will "see a significant improvement".

ecns.cn (2023-01-18). Investment seen critical to economy in 2023. ecns.cn China is expected to see stable investment growth in 2023, which will serve as a key driver of economic recovery, officials and experts said.

ecns.cn (2023-01-18). China's economy to see significant improvement in 2023: vice premier. ecns.cn The Chinese economy will see a significant improvement this year, and its growth will most likely return to its normal trend, Chinese Vice Premier Liu He said Tuesday at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2023.

ecns.cn (2023-01-18). NBS: Recovery to spur consumption. ecns.cn Growth potential of consumer goods will be unleashed and new consumption formats will evolve faster this year in China on the back of the economic recovery brought about by optimized COVID-19 control measures.

ecns.cn (2023-01-18). Survey: MNCs bullish on China market. ecns.cn China will remain a strategic priority market for multinational corporations as its steady progress in opening-up, dynamic domestic market and innovation strength are able to create long-term financial returns.

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2023-01-18). California, 4th largest economy on earth, poised to engage with the Pan African Diaspora. indybay.org The Great State of California is poised to align bipartisan support with the new U.S. Strategy Toward Sub-Saharan Africa, which outlines foreign policy objectives to bolster relations with African nations, listening to diverse local voices, and widen the circle of engagement to advance strategic objectives for the benefit of both Africans and Americans.

_____ (2023-01-18). Bretton Woods Entities Have No Way Out Of The Woods! journal-neo.org I wonder just what per cent of the population even knows about Bretton Woods and its implications for the global system. What goes around comes around, and the US and its economic allies, under the guise of the IMF and World Bank, Bretton Woods Entities that emerged in the wake of World War Two, have …

Anand Naidoo (2023-01-18). The Heat: U.K. Political and Economic Challenges. america.cgtn.com After a turbulent 2022, what are the big political challenges for the United Kingdom this year? The UK was rattled by political crisis last year and it also had to deal with major economic issues. The country saw three different prime ministers come through 10 …

ecns.cn (2023-01-18). Premier calls for adequate energy supplies, stable prices. ecns.cn Premier Li Keqiang called on Tuesday for adequate energy supplies and price stability to ensure people's well-being and the nation's overall social and economic development.

ecns.cn (2023-01-18). China's optimized COVID response to benefit global economic recovery: FM spokesperson. ecns.cn As the overall epidemiological situation improves and life and work come back to normal at a faster pace, China's economic and social vitality and development potential will be fully unleashed, which will inject more confidence and strength into the global economic recovery.

Edward Hunt (2023-01-18). The U.S. Economic War on Venezuela Has Fueled the Migrant Crisis. fpif.org The U.S. economic war on Venezuela is one of the main reasons for the record number of migrants arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, where there has been a surge in migrants from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Venezuela. | Years of U.S. efforts to destroy the Venezuelan oil industry and overthrow the Venezuelan government has fueled the humanitarian catastrophe. As U.S. sanctions have pushed Venezuela into one of the worst crises in the hemisphere's history, more than 7 million people have fled the country. Hundreds of thousands more have fled Cuba, Haiti, and Nicaragua, poor countries that have lost access to low-co…

infobrics (2023-01-18). Jilin Province Begins Economic, Trade Activity in Russian Far East. infobrics.org An economic and trade delegation from Northeast China's Jilin province set off from Hunchun Land Port to carry out a five-day economic and trade exchange activity in the Russian Far East…

ecns.cn (2023-01-18). China promises stronger supervision of iron ore market. ecns.cn China's top economic regulator vows to further strengthen supervision on iron ore futures and spot markets, and severely crack down on market violations to maintain normal market order.

ecns.cn (2023-01-18). (W.E. Talk) Will China still be the 'world factory' and 'world market' in the future?>. ecns.cn Will China still be the world factory and the world market in the future? How will elements including the global pandemic, geopolitical competition, and the ongoing China-U.S. trade war influence how companies in both countries perceive and plan the markets in China and the U.S.? In the latest W.E. Talk, Eric Zheng, president of the American Chamber of Commerce, Shanghai and Rupert Hoogewerf, chairman and the chief researcher of the Hurun Report were invited to share their opinions.

CA Poor People's Campaign (2023-01-18). Monday 1/16: Close the Wealth Gap CA! MLK Day Reading of PPC Third Reconstruction Agenda to End Poverty. indybay.org Online event…

infobrics (2023-01-18). Lula Da Silva's New Term Begins: Will Brazil Shine Again on Global Stage?>. infobrics.org Lula was the first Brazilian president from a working-class origin who helped lift millions of ordinary citizens out of the scourge of poverty…

WSWS (2023-01-18). US Department of Education publishes plan to revise income-based student loan payments. wsws.org The proposed plan would reduce monthly payments from 10 percent of discretionary income to 5 percent for undergraduate loans and ease the impact of interest accrual on debt payments. It would not forgive student debt for years, if ever.

manager (2023-01-18). Preview of Union Membership in 2022. cepr.net The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) will release its annual report on the prior year's union membership and coverage on January 19, 2023. Based on CEPR's initial tabulations using public use microdata files from the Current Population Survey Outgoing Rotation Group (CPS ORG) for 2022, the actual number of union members is expected to increase …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-01-18). Science Saturday: MayoComplete next-generation sequencing — Transforming comprehensive cancer care. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org For patients facing a cancer journey, navigating diagnosis and treatment can be extremely daunting. Fear of the unknown is compounded by a confusing ocean of emerging information on discoveries and technological advancements. While each wave of progress brings about new types of treatment, including targeted and immune therapies linked to improved outcomes, the cancer's nuances must be understood for these pioneering treatments to work. Laboratory testing offers crucial information to help patients traverse the shifting…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-01-18). Mayo Clinic Laboratories and Helix collaborate to provide comprehensive suite of laboratory services to biopharma customers. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic Laboratories, a leading reference laboratory, and Helix, the nation's leading population genomics and viral surveillance company, today announced a new strategic collaboration that will provide biopharma customers access to a comprehensive joint laboratory offering for research and development initiatives across the drug development lifecycle. The offering will include a full spectrum of testing capabilities that leverages both Helix's suite of next generation sequencing capabilities and Mayo Clinic Laboratories' portfolio of more than 3,800…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-01-18). Celebrating international relationships, past, present and future. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org It was 100 years ago that Dr. Charles Mayo visited France and met with famed physicist Marie Curie, the first woman to receive the Nobel Prize. That meeting helped to set the stage for her research collaboration with Mayo and the relationship between Mayo and France that continues today. Celebrating those past, present and future relationships was the reason for a news conference held at Mayo Clinic on Friday, Jan. 6. Ambassador of France to…

teleSUR, odr, YSM (2023-01-18). Funcionarios de Salud exigen mejoras laborales en Chile. telesurtv.net Los afiliados de Confusam alertan que de no ser escuchados, irán a la huelga general en los próximos 15 y 16 de marzo.

Toni Arenstein, Lyn Neeley (2023-01-18). Despite the blockade/ Cuba's health care system is extraordinary. workers.org The day the 51st Venceremos Brigade left for Cuba, Dec. 27, 2022, some 262 people in the U.S. died of COVID-19. Out of Cuba's 11 million people, only 30 tested positive for COVID-19 that same day. Leading scientists at Cuban pharmaceutical laboratory speak to Venceremos Brigade delegation. (Mairead Skehan Gillis) . . . |

oliviaalperstein (2023-01-18). New Institute for Policy Studies Report Finds That an Annual Wealth Tax on the World's Richest Could Raise $1.7 Trillion Globally. ips-dc.org The report includes country-by-country data on wealth inequality and the revenue possibilities of national wealth taxes.

oliviaalperstein (2023-01-18). Report: "Extreme Wealth: The growing number of people with extreme wealth and what an annual wealth tax could raise" ips-dc.org

ecns.cn (2023-01-18). Prices of newly added 121 drugs in China's medical insurance system drop 60.1%. ecns.cn China has renewed catalog of drugs covered by its national medical insurance system, and the prices of the 121 newly added drugs have dropped 60.1 percent on average, according to the National Healthcare Security Administration (NHSA) on Wednesday.

Editor (2023-01-18). The NDP and the Right to Strike. mronline.org Ontario Premier Doug Ford recently found himself in hot water for removing the right to strike from educational workers, imposing terms and conditions of employment on them, and using the Notwithstanding Clause to bar them from asserting their constitutional rights.

Brenda Norrell (2023-01-18). Live Fire and Electronic Warfare at Fallon: Paiute Myron Dewey Died Trying to Prevent It. indybay.org Paitue Journalist Myron Dewey spent his final hours trying to prevent it. Now, President Biden and Congress have authorized the expansion of the Fallon bombing range. Biden signed the Defense spending bill two days before Christmas. Bombing, live ground fire, and controversial electronic warfare will be expanded on Paiute Shoshone homelands.

William D. Hartung (2023-01-18). Is America's bottomless Corporate Welfare for Arms Industry actually Making us Less Safe? juancole.com ( Tomdispatch.com ) &#1 ; Late last month, President Biden signed a bill that clears the way for $858 billion in Pentagon spending and nuclear weapons work at the Department of Energy in 2023. That's far more than Washington anted up for military purposes at the height of the Korean or Vietnam wars or even during …

ecns.cn (2023-01-18). China's FDI inflow up 6.3 pct in 2022. ecns.cn Foreign direct investment (FDI) into the Chinese mainland, in actual use, expanded 6.3 percent year on year to 1.23 trillion yuan in 2022, the Ministry of Commerce said Wednesday.

ecns.cn (2023-01-18). AIIB vows efforts to tackle global challenges, expand cooperation. ecns.cn The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank will deepen international cooperation to tackle global challenges and promote sustainable development, said the multilateral development bank as Monday marked its seventh anniversary.

Strike Debt Bay Area (2023-01-18). Saturday 2/11: Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group: Cannibal Capitalism. indybay.org We meet via Zoom. Email strike.debt.bay.area@gmail.com a few days beforehand for the online invite.

Binoy Kampmark (2023-01-18). Joining the war club: Australia's HIMARS purchase. greenleft.org.au The purchase of High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) batteries from the United States is another irresponsible drain on the public purse and shows the military-industrial complex is thriving. Binoy Kampmark reports.

ecns.cn (2023-01-18). More reforms to enhance SOEs' effectiveness, grow new pioneers. ecns.cn A new round of reform will enhance the effectiveness of China's State-owned enterprises and accelerate the growth of pioneers in modern industrial chains this year, the country's top State-owned assets regulator said on Tuesday.

Juan Cole (2023-01-18). EU, IEA: Next 10 Years will See Greatest Industrial Transformation of our Times. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) &#1 ; Six million workers are employed globally in the $217 billion green energy industry today. But in only 8 years, they will more than double to 14 million. Half of those jobs would be connected to "electric vehicles, solar PV, wind and heat pumps." And the size of the industry will …

ecns.cn (2023-01-18). Vietnam's president resigns out of personal wish: state media. ecns.cn Vietnamese President Nguyen Xuan Phuc has resigned and has had his memberships at the Politburo and the 13th Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) removed, the Vietnam News Agency reported on Tuesday.

_____ (2023-01-17). The relaunched US-India Trade Policy Forum. journal-neo.org During an official visit to the US from January 9-11 by an Indian delegation, headed by Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Shri Piyush Goyal, a scheduled meeting of the US-India Trade Policy Forum (TPF) was held in Washington DC. It is also sometimes referred to as "Strategic Dialogue" since, within the framework of this …

_____ (2023-01-17). Martin Luther King Day Special Encore Program: Restructuring The Edifice That Produces Poverty. popularresistance.org In celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, Clearing the FOG brought back an interview from ten years ago with Cheri Honkala of the Poor People's Economic and Human Rights Campaign and Robert Pollin of the Political Economy Research Institute. The program is centered on Dr. King's speech before the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in August 1967, "Where Do We Go From Here?" The guests, along with co-host Kevin Zeese discuss the current economic challenges and efforts to bring transformation at the local and national levels. That conversation is relevant today as we continue to face multiple c…

_____ (2023-01-17). The US Is Already Preparing For The Next War. popularresistance.org Russia's military operation in Ukraine is approaching its first birthday. Top military brass in Russia have long declared that the conflict is not between Russia and Ukraine, but rather Russia and NATO. Simply put, Ukraine is a pawn in another U.S. war. Europe's economy and military have been sacrificed on the altar of U.S. warmongering toward Russia. Winter is here and Ukraine's prospects for getting out of the conflict with anything resembling "victory" have dissipated, if they ever really existed at all. | Such has been admitted by two of the foreign policy establishment's most criminal members: Condoleezza Ri…

_____ (2023-01-17). U.S. Spy Chief Gives His Support to Libya PM As Part of a DEAL OVER LOCKERBIE? strategic-culture.org The greatest cover up since JKF — The Lockerbie bombing — might be coming apart at the seams, Martin Jay writes. | America seems to be getting skittish about its dirty work in Libya and how the greatest cover up since JKF — The Lockerbie bombing — might be coming apart at the seams. | Like Afghanistan, Libya, a country rich in oil wealth and underpopulated, is heading towards being branded another major NATO f***-up as analysts worry that delayed elections, the hilarious farce of now having two rival prime ministers in office and an economy in freefall, could all point to rival factions re…

Anonymous103 (2023-01-17). Republicans Deepen Investigation Into Democratic Money Laundering With Ukraine. southfront.org Click to see full-size imag | Senator Vance gives Democrats until Feb. 7 to explain tax fraud and foreign-lobbying violations. | Written by Ahmed Adel, Cairo-based geopolitics and political economy researcher | The Republicans plan to investigate where the money that Washington allocates to Kiev really goes. The conservative political party suspects that the Biden administration and Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky are involved in money laundering and the sale of NATO weapons on the darknet, using the Russian sp…

Ben Norton (2023-01-17). Richest 1% made 2/3rds of global wealth since 2020 &#1 ; twice as much as 99% of population earned. geopoliticaleconomy.com In 2020 and 2021, the wealthiest 1% of the world's population made nearly two-thirds of all new wealth – six times greater than the wealth made by the poorest 90%. Yet while billionaires get richer, poverty is increasing, Oxfam warns.

Danny Haiphong (2023-01-17). The US is already preparing for its next war: on China. geopoliticaleconomy.com While the US and NATO wage a proxy war against Russia in Ukraine, military strategists and pundits in Washington have set their sights on China.

ecns.cn (2023-01-17). China leads the world with 4.2 million valid registered patents in 2022. ecns.cn China had registered 4.212 million valid patents as of the end of 2022, making it the first country to pass the threshold of 3 million. The number manifests that the nation has been ramping up efforts to become a global innovational power.

ecns.cn (2023-01-17). China's industrial output up 3.6 pct in 2022. ecns.cn China's value-added industrial output, an important economic indicator, went up 3.6 percent year on year in 2022, data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed Tuesday.

ecns.cn (2023-01-17). China's fixed-asset investment up 5.1 pct in 2022. ecns.cn China's fixed-asset investment went up 5.1 percent in 2022, data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed Tuesday.

ecns.cn (2023-01-17). China's GDP hits 121.0207 trln yuan in 2022. ecns.cn China's gross domestic product (GDP) hit 121.0207 yuan (about 17.95 trillion U.S. dollars) as it posted a 3-percent year-on-year expansion in 2022, data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed Tuesday.

ecns.cn (2023-01-17). China's GDP up 3% in 2022. ecns.cn China's GDP growth reached 3 percent year-on-year in 2022, indicating that the Chinese economy has made new headway despite multiple headwinds, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Tuesday.

ecns.cn (2023-01-17). China's resident nominal disposable income up 5 pct in 2022. ecns.cn China's per capita disposable income stood at 36,883 yuan (about 5,487 U.S. dollars) in 2022, up 5 percent year on year in nominal terms, data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed Tuesday.

Dean Baker (2023-01-17). Paul Krugman, China's Demographic Crisis, and the Which Way Is Up Problem in Economics. cepr.net I rarely disagree in a big way with Paul Krugman, but I think he misses the boat in an important way in his piece on China's alleged demographic crisis. Before getting to my point of disagreement, first let me emphasis a key point of agreement. Krugman points out that many countries, notably Japan, have managed …

Staff (2023-01-17). Headlines for January 17, 2023. democracynow.org Ukraine Blames Russia After Strike on Dnipro Apartment Building Kills at Least 44, U.S. Expands Training for Ukrainian Soldiers at Military Base in Germany, German Defense Minister Resigns as Allies Press for More Arms to Ukraine, Former Afghan MP Mursal Nabizada Assassinated in Her Kabul Home, More Than Women Abducted by Insurgents in Burkina Faso, Death Toll from Unrelenting California Storms Rises to 20, Meteorologists Forecast Global Heating Will Accelerate in 2024, German Police Use Tear Gas to Clear Climate Activists from Site of Coal Mine, Activists Blockade Private Jet Airport Used by World Economic For…

_____ (2023-01-17). Davos Elites Can't Solve The Problems They Create. popularresistance.org At the start of each year, the World Economic Forum—organiser of the annual Davos conference currently underway in Switzerland—releases its list of the 'global risks' expected to dominate over the following twelve months. This year, researchers at the WEF decided that these risks are so great, and so interwoven, that we are now entering an era of 'polycrisis'. | The clearest risk in the immediate term is a global recession. The UK, most of Europe and the US are pretty much guaranteed to go into recession in 2023. The downturn will be worse in Europe due to the ongoing energy crisis and the war in Ukra…

_____ (2023-01-17). Environmental Defenders Join Forces Across Argentina To Stop Mining Boom. popularresistance.org With the Argentine government recently investing in over 30 new mining projects in the next decade, environmentalists are mobilizing against the country's expanding extractivist economic model. | Environmental groups are coming together to share knowledge, experiences and forms of resistance against these projects, which they say are being driven from the global north. | Ever since childhood, Freddy Carbonel, an Argentine environmental advocate, has held a deep connection to nature — from his fascination with trees to hiking in the mountainous province of Tucumán and using his video camera to document snowf…

_____ (2023-01-17). More Austerity In 2023 Will Fuel Protests. popularresistance.org This week world leaders meet in Davos to discuss cooperation to address multiple crises, from COVID-19 and escalating inflation to slowing economic growth, debt distress and climate shocks. | Only three months earlier, finance ministers had gathered in Washington DC for the same reason. The mood was grim. The need for ambitious actions could not be greater; however, there were no agreements, evidencing the fragility of multilateralism and international cooperation. | Worse, policy makers -advised by the International Monetary Fund- are resorting to old, failed and regressive policies, such as austerity (now calle…

_____ (2023-01-17). Russell Banks, John Brown And The American Soul. popularresistance.org The deep malaise that defines American society — the rage, despair and widespread feelings of betrayal and loss — is rarely captured and almost never explained in the pages of newspapers or on screens. To grasp what has happened to the United States, the savage economic and emotional cost of deindustrialization; the destruction of our democratic institutions; the Neolithic violence that sees us beset with almost daily mass shootings in malls, offices, schools and movie theaters; the rise of the militarized state; and the consolidation of national wealth by a tiny cabal of corrupt bankers and corporati…

Dana Sanchez (2023-01-17). The Illuminati Is Out, Klaus Schwab And His Elite Davos Conference Are In: 5 Things To Know. moguldom.com You may not read or hear the word "Illuminati" relative to the annual World Economic Forum gathering now underway at a Swiss ski resort in Davos, Switzerland, but conspiracy theories swirl around the annual event. In 2021 during the covid pandemic, the World Economic Forum theme was "The Great Reset", which proposed a stakeholder model for …

Dave DeCamp (2023-01-17). Kissinger Changes Position, Says Ukraine Should Join NATO. news.antiwar.com Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger said in a video address to the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Tuesday that Ukraine joining NATO would be an "appropriate outcome" of the war, reversing his previous position that Kyiv shouldn't join the Western military alliance. "Before this war, I was opposed to membership of Ukraine in NATO …

Sharon Zhang (2023-01-17). For Every $1 Gained by a Bottom 90 Percenter Since 2020, a Billionaire Got $1.7M. truthout.org While the vast majority of people were struggling to stay alive and weather economic instability during the first two years of the pandemic, the world's richest 1 percent were thriving as the proportion of new global wealth they were capturing soared to new heights, a report reveals. Over the past decade, the global top 1 percent has taken about half of all new wealth — an already extremely high… |

Sharon Zhang (2023-01-17). White House Warns GOP Not to Tie Debt Ceiling to Social Security Cuts. truthout.org Democrats are warning Republicans that they will not negotiate over raising the debt ceiling to avoid economic catastrophe after Republicans spent the last months warning that they may pursue cuts to key social programs by holding debt limit legislation hostage. On Friday, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said that Congress must pass legislation raising the debt ceiling "without… |

Staff (2023-01-17). Claves del Presupuesto del Estado cubano para el 2023: Equidad, Justicia Social y estabilización macroeconómica (+ Video). cubadebate.cu øCómo está conformado el Presupuesto del Estado en el 2023? øCuáles son las fuentes de ingreso? øCómo reducir el déficit fiscal? øQué pasos se dan para aumentar el papel del municipio en su correcta elaboración y ejecución? Para dar respuesta a estas y otras preguntas, comparecieron en la Mesa Redonda la ministra de Finanzas y Precios y otros directivos de ese ministerio.

Staff (2023-01-17). Ministerio de Economía y Planificación aprueba 46 nuevos actores económicos (+PDF). cubadebate.cu El Ministerio de Economía y Planificación aprobó hoy 46 nuevos actores económicos, de los que 45 son mipymes privadas y una CNA. Como se explicó anteriormente, en lo adelante se informarán las cifras de las nuevas aprobaciones que se realicen, sin incluir los datos acumulados de hace más de un año.

WSWS (2023-01-17). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org Last week public workers and educators marched through downtown Caracas demanding economic improvements while non tenure track faculty at Fordham University returned a 90 percent strike authorization vote.

Shenali D Waduge (2023-01-17). Sri Lanka Trapped into Debt and IMF Sponsored Poverty. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2023-01-17). Oxfam: Social inequality and poverty soaring in Australia. wsws.org The widening social gulf has been intensified by corporate profiteering on the most basic human necessities—food and energy.

WSWS (2023-01-17). New Zealand's COVID wave continues as XBB.1.5 variant found. wsws.org The health ministry is downplaying the highly-infectious new XBB.1.5 variant, while the Labour government continues to defend the homicidal policy of mass infection.

WSWS (2023-01-17). Britain's trade unions promote future Labour government as answer to Tory anti-strike laws as they head towards statute books. wsws.org The law will enforce minimum service levels in the rail, health, education and other sectors—requiring a set number of workers to work on a strike day or face being sacked.

Fight Back (2023-01-17). In-depth look at the Virginia transit worker strike. fightbacknews.org Alexandria, VA – Transit workers employed by the French multinational rail and transit company Keolis took strike action on January 1, in Loudoun County, Virginia. The ATU Local 689 members had no choice but to take this drastic action in view of company stonewalling at the negotiations table, and in view of the shameful labor relations practices of Keolis. Like many union fights, there are many details and episodes that go unrecorded and unreported (although

LaborFest (2023-01-17). Saturday 2/11: Get Your Ticket To Mars! 2nd Launch To Artists, Musicians,Poets & 1937 GM Flint Occupation. indybay.org Twitter Headquarters | 1355 Market St. | San Francisco…

Staff (2023-01-17). Final de la Liga Élite: Agricultores reacciona en otro partido de batazos. cubadebate.cu En otro partido de marcador abierto, los discípulos del director técnico Carlos Manuel Martí Santos conectaron 17 indiscutibles, esenciales para su primer triunfo en esta final ante los Portuarios, al igual que la labor del cerrador Yoel Mogena Machado, ganador del encuentro. Ahora, la final se encuentra 2-1 a favor de Portuarios, quien mañana volverá a jugar en su terreno.

teleSUR, JCM (2023-01-17). Nepal suspende labores de rescate de avión siniestrado. telesurtv.net Los rescatistas luchaban contra el clima nublado y la poca visibilidad mientras buscaban pasajeros en un desfiladero de 300 metros de profundidad.

WSWS (2023-01-17). Australian Labor Party saves right-wing NSW premier after admission he wore Nazi uniform. wsws.org In an age of manufactured scandals, including of the #MeToo variety, political careers have been ended for far less.

Juan Cole (2023-01-17). Billionaires Gobbled up 2/3s of New Wealth at $2.7 bn/ day, as 800 million go to bed Hungry: Oxfam. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) &#1 ; Oxfam , the British charity, has released a new report finding that the global problem of wealth inequality is growing ever more threatening. Of all the new wealth the entire human race has produced in the past two years, the richest 1% gobbled up 66% of it. The less-rich 99% …

WSWS (2023-01-17). Oxfam report documents "explosion of inequality" during pandemic. wsws.org Despite a slight reduction in overall wealth, billionaires and major corporations became "dramatically richer" in 2022 and were the main driver of global inflation.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2023-01-17). Europe's Gas Emergency: A Continent Hostage to Seller Prices. libya360.wordpress.com Mohamad Hasan Sweidan Europe's reliance on Russian gas imports has been upended by sanctions against Moscow. With few options for practical alternatives, the continent will remain energy-dependent and financially-vulnerable regardless of who it imports from. The 2022 outbreak of war between Russia and Ukraine revealed the importance of energy security in bolstering Moscow's geopolitical power in…

Owen Fairclough (2023-01-17). Why egg prices in the U.S. surged. america.cgtn.com U.S. egg prices have soared over the past year. While overall food prices have risen much higher than core inflation, it's the cost of eggs that's really stood out.

Staff (2023-01-17). From Infiltrating Wikipedia to Paying Trump Millions in Golf Deals, Saudis Whitewash Rights Record. democracynow.org The Justice Department and Congress are facing new calls to investigate Donald Trump's financial ties to Saudi Arabia. The latest controversy centers on a new golf tournament owned by Saudi Arabia's sovereign Public Investment Fund, which is chaired by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. LIV has paid millions to golf resorts owned by Donald Trump, who has publicly supported the new league which is attempting to compete with the PGA. Meanwhile, an exposé has revealed that the Saudi government infiltrated Wikipedia to control information on the kingdom. Government administrators were recruited to ed…

Amy Goodman (2023-01-17). DOJ and Congress Face New Calls to Probe Trump's Financial Ties to Saudi Arabia. truthout.org The Justice Department and Congress are facing new calls to investigate Donald Trump's financial ties to Saudi Arabia. The latest controversy centers on a new golf tournament owned by Saudi Arabia's sovereign Public Investment Fund, which is chaired by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. LIV has paid millions to golf resorts owned by Donald Trump, who has publicly supported the new league… |

Amy Goodman (2023-01-17). DOJ and Congress Face News Calls to Probe Trump's Financial Ties to Saudi Arabia. truthout.org The Justice Department and Congress are facing new calls to investigate Donald Trump's financial ties to Saudi Arabia. The latest controversy centers on a new golf tournament owned by Saudi Arabia's sovereign Public Investment Fund, which is chaired by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. LIV has paid millions to golf resorts owned by Donald Trump, who has publicly supported the new league… |

Fight Back (2023-01-17). Tampa: Community speaks out against racist cop survey. fightbacknews.org Tampa, FL – In late December, the Tampa Police Benevolent Association (PBA) sent out a survey to city council candidates for the upcoming municipal election asking both "Have you ever participated in a protest, whether physical, virtual, digital or online or advocated against, publicly or privately, police brutality?" and "Have you ever been a member of, donated to or supported Black Lives Matters whether financially, verbally, online or through social media?" | Community members spoke out at a recent city council meeting. Laura Rodríguez, an organizer with the Tampa Bay Community Action Committee, said, "This su…

imperial.ac.uk (2023-01-17). Imperial wins Financial Times teaching award for sustainability programme. imperial.ac.uk The Business School's Sustainability Leadership Executive Education programme has won an FT Responsible Business Education award for teaching cases.

Michele de Mello (2023-01-17). Direct from Western Sahara: learn about the struggle of the last colony in Africa. peoplesdispatch.org In the middle of the Sahara desert, half a million people resist and fight for their liberation. Under the slogan "intensify the armed struggle to expel the invader and build sovereignty," the Polisario Front, the political organization that leads the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), is holding its 16th Congress in Dajla &#1 ; one of five Sahrawi refugee camps in the town of Tindouf, Algeria. After 30 years of ceasefire, this is the first Congress to be held again in the context of armed confrontation with Morocco. | "All the human, financial, and material resources are sent to support the combat on the a…

Dana Sanchez (2023-01-17). Bitcoin Price Goes Parabolic, Up 28% Already This Year: Here's What Analysts Are Forecasting. moguldom.com The price of Bitcoin has increased 28 percent so far this year, thanks in part to investor optimism about signs of a slowdown in the inflation rate and hopes that the U.S. Federal Reserve will ease off interest rate hikes. Bitcoin rose above $21,000 on Saturday for the first time in two months, up 28 …

WIlliam Astore (2023-01-17). Imperial dominance disguised as democratic deterrence. nationofchange.org The Pentagon's national defense strategy drives record military spending.

Staff (2023-01-17). Rep. Ro Khanna on CA Flooding, Big Oil's Climate Denial, Debt Ceiling, Assange & Possible Senate Bid. democracynow.org The death toll from two weeks of flooding in California has reached at least 20. As climate scientists are predicting more extreme weather linked to climate change over the next two years, outrage is growing over how fossil fuel companies were fully aware of the link between fossil fuel emissions and global warming but spent decades obscuring the science in order to make maximum profits. We speak with Democratic California Congressmember Ro Khanna, who recently concluded a congressional investigation into the allegations and says the oil industry needs to be held accountable for the damage it has wrought. Khanna…

_____ (2023-01-17). Report: Major Corporations Are Complicit In Israel's Water Apartheid. popularresistance.org In December, the Palestinian human rights organization, Al-Haq, released a report accusing major corporations of maintaining Israel's water apartheid on Palestinians living in the occupied territories. | According to Al-Haq, businesses are instrumental in helping Israel restrict water access to Palestinians and destroy Palestinian water infrastructure. Additionally, foreign companies profit from Israel's system of water discrimination. | Al-Haq's paper named both Israeli and international companies as: | Complicit in the violation of the Palestinian right to self-determination and permanent sovereignty over natur…

admin_ips (2023-01-17). REPORT: New Mexico at a Crossroads: False Solutions or a Just Transition? ips-dc.org | New Mexico at a Crossroads: False Solutions or Just Transition?: | Ennedith Lopez | Basav Sen | Taneya Garcia | Emily Li | Alyssa Garza: | Introduction: : | As the fight to transition off fossil fuels and into clean, renewable energy gains momentum, communities and their advocates face several challenges. | These include a fossil fuel industry still lobbying to hold back renewables, promote dirty energy, or else peddling false, "greenwashed" solutions that allow it to continue profiting from pollution. They include the challenge of cleaning up the harmful health and environmental le…

admin_ips (2023-01-17). REPORT: New Mexico at a Crossroads: Just Transition or False Solutions? ips-dc.org | New Mexico at a Crossroads: False Solutions or Just Transition?: | Ennedith Lopez | Basav Sen | Taneya Garcia | Emily Li | Alyssa Garza: | Introduction: : | As the fight to transition off fossil fuels and into clean, renewable energy gains momentum, communities and their advocates face several challenges. | These include a fossil fuel industry still lobbying to hold back renewables, promote dirty energy, or else peddling false, "greenwashed" solutions that allow it to continue profiting from pollution. They include the challenge of cleaning up the harmful health and environmental le…

WSWS (2023-01-17). National Education Union members vote for strike action in England and Wales. wsws.org The vote expresses a determination to by educators to overturn the decades-long suppression of wages and decimation of the education sector.

Aditi Ramaswami (2023-01-17). LEFT WONDERING: Will Eating Bugs Save The World — Or Doom It? levernews.com Welcome back to Left Wondering, our advice column for paid supporting subscribers on how to live your values during late capitalism. This is a place to raise your big existential questions, petty beefs, lifestyle questions, and everything in between. The incomparable Kate Aronoff has stepped back from the project to focus on her climate reporting, and we wish her the best. Now I will be taking a stab at it, since I'm a deeply curious Lever writer and editor with a penchant for hunting down answers to seemingly unanswerable questions.So send your questions LeftWondering@levernews.com and I'll do my damnedest to…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2023-01-17). Venezuela's Seed Law Should Be a Global Model. libya360.wordpress.com Owen Schalk A farm worker holds bell peppers during a harvest in Cubiro, Venezuela. For peasant farmers, the battle over seed rights is critical to their livelihoods Seeds are an often-overlooked political battleground in industrialized countries like those of North America and Europe, but for peasant farmers in the Global South, the battle over seed…

Peoples Health Dispatch (2023-01-17). Workers continue to protest in defense of public health in Madrid. peoplesdispatch.org Family physicians and pediatricians in Madrid's primary health care system resumed the strike launched in November last year, as negotiations with the regional government balk. The health workers continued with the industrial action shortly after another mass protest in support of public health care on Sunday, January 15, and only days ahead of a demonstration planned by health workers on January 18. | A wide base of support for public health care has been built in Madrid over the past weeks, with trade unions, neighborhood groups, professional associations, and citizens becoming more and more critical of the sta…

americanthinker (2023-01-17). Proof the fascist far-left opened the border to an illegal invasion to cheat on elections. americanthinker.com Two contrasting news stories show that the anti-liberty left only cares about power and not about asylum seekers from socialism.

Staff (2023-01-17). PSUV Rejects Actions of 'Politicians in Cassocks' at Divina Pastora Procession. orinocotribune.com On Monday, January 16, during the United Socialist Party of Venezuela's (PSUV) customary weekly press conference, PSUV Vice President Diosdado Cabello "We must express rejection of this opportunist attitude of taking advantage of a people who go out walking with their faith, for the petty intentions of those who manage the political party of the Episcopal Conference,…

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infobrics (2023-01-18). Jilin Province Begins Economic, Trade Activity in Russian Far East. infobrics.org An economic and trade delegation from Northeast China's Jilin province set off from Hunchun Land Port to carry out a five-day economic and trade exchange activity in the Russian Far East…

infobrics (2023-01-18). Lula Da Silva's New Term Begins: Will Brazil Shine Again on Global Stage?>. infobrics.org Lula was the first Brazilian president from a working-class origin who helped lift millions of ordinary citizens out of the scourge of poverty…

_____ (2023-01-17). The relaunched US-India Trade Policy Forum. journal-neo.org During an official visit to the US from January 9-11 by an Indian delegation, headed by Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Shri Piyush Goyal, a scheduled meeting of the US-India Trade Policy Forum (TPF) was held in Washington DC. It is also sometimes referred to as "Strategic Dialogue" since, within the framework of this …

_____ (2023-01-17). Martin Luther King Day Special Encore Program: Restructuring The Edifice That Produces Poverty. popularresistance.org In celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, Clearing the FOG brought back an interview from ten years ago with Cheri Honkala of the Poor People's Economic and Human Rights Campaign and Robert Pollin of the Political Economy Research Institute. The program is centered on Dr. King's speech before the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in August 1967, "Where Do We Go From Here?" The guests, along with co-host Kevin Zeese discuss the current economic challenges and efforts to bring transformation at the local and national levels. That conversation is relevant today as we continue to face multiple c…

_____ (2023-01-17). U.S. Spy Chief Gives His Support to Libya PM As Part of a DEAL OVER LOCKERBIE? strategic-culture.org The greatest cover up since JKF — The Lockerbie bombing — might be coming apart at the seams, Martin Jay writes. | America seems to be getting skittish about its dirty work in Libya and how the greatest cover up since JKF — The Lockerbie bombing — might be coming apart at the seams. | Like Afghanistan, Libya, a country rich in oil wealth and underpopulated, is heading towards being branded another major NATO f***-up as analysts worry that delayed elections, the hilarious farce of now having two rival prime ministers in office and an economy in freefall, could all point to rival factions re…

Danny Haiphong (2023-01-17). The US is already preparing for its next war: on China. geopoliticaleconomy.com While the US and NATO wage a proxy war against Russia in Ukraine, military strategists and pundits in Washington have set their sights on China.

ecns.cn (2023-01-17). China leads the world with 4.2 million valid registered patents in 2022. ecns.cn China had registered 4.212 million valid patents as of the end of 2022, making it the first country to pass the threshold of 3 million. The number manifests that the nation has been ramping up efforts to become a global innovational power.

ecns.cn (2023-01-17). China's industrial output up 3.6 pct in 2022. ecns.cn China's value-added industrial output, an important economic indicator, went up 3.6 percent year on year in 2022, data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed Tuesday.

ecns.cn (2023-01-17). China's fixed-asset investment up 5.1 pct in 2022. ecns.cn China's fixed-asset investment went up 5.1 percent in 2022, data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed Tuesday.

ecns.cn (2023-01-17). China's GDP hits 121.0207 trln yuan in 2022. ecns.cn China's gross domestic product (GDP) hit 121.0207 yuan (about 17.95 trillion U.S. dollars) as it posted a 3-percent year-on-year expansion in 2022, data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed Tuesday.

ecns.cn (2023-01-17). China's GDP up 3% in 2022. ecns.cn China's GDP growth reached 3 percent year-on-year in 2022, indicating that the Chinese economy has made new headway despite multiple headwinds, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Tuesday.

ecns.cn (2023-01-17). China's resident nominal disposable income up 5 pct in 2022. ecns.cn China's per capita disposable income stood at 36,883 yuan (about 5,487 U.S. dollars) in 2022, up 5 percent year on year in nominal terms, data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed Tuesday.

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2023-01-17). California, 4th largest economy on earth, poised to engage with the Pan African Diaspora. indybay.org The Great State of California is poised to align bipartisan support with the new U.S. Strategy Toward Sub-Saharan Africa, which outlines foreign policy objectives to bolster relations with African nations, listening to diverse local voices, and widen the circle of engagement to advance strategic objectives for the benefit of both Africans and Americans.

Staff (2023-01-17). Claves del Presupuesto del Estado cubano para el 2023: Equidad, Justicia Social y estabilización macroeconómica (+ Video). cubadebate.cu øCómo está conformado el Presupuesto del Estado en el 2023? øCuáles son las fuentes de ingreso? øCómo reducir el déficit fiscal? øQué pasos se dan para aumentar el papel del municipio en su correcta elaboración y ejecución? Para dar respuesta a estas y otras preguntas, comparecieron en la Mesa Redonda la ministra de Finanzas y Precios y otros directivos de ese ministerio.

Staff (2023-01-17). Headlines for January 17, 2023. democracynow.org Ukraine Blames Russia After Strike on Dnipro Apartment Building Kills at Least 44, U.S. Expands Training for Ukrainian Soldiers at Military Base in Germany, German Defense Minister Resigns as Allies Press for More Arms to Ukraine, Former Afghan MP Mursal Nabizada Assassinated in Her Kabul Home, More Than Women Abducted by Insurgents in Burkina Faso, Death Toll from Unrelenting California Storms Rises to 20, Meteorologists Forecast Global Heating Will Accelerate in 2024, German Police Use Tear Gas to Clear Climate Activists from Site of Coal Mine, Activists Blockade Private Jet Airport Used by World Economic For…

WSWS (2023-01-17). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org Last week public workers and educators marched through downtown Caracas demanding economic improvements while non tenure track faculty at Fordham University returned a 90 percent strike authorization vote.

CA Poor People's Campaign (2023-01-17). Monday 1/16: Close the Wealth Gap CA! MLK Day Reading of PPC Third Reconstruction Agenda to End Poverty. indybay.org Online event…

WSWS (2023-01-17). Oxfam: Social inequality and poverty soaring in Australia. wsws.org The widening social gulf has been intensified by corporate profiteering on the most basic human necessities—food and energy.

WSWS (2023-01-17). New Zealand's COVID wave continues as XBB.1.5 variant found. wsws.org The health ministry is downplaying the highly-infectious new XBB.1.5 variant, while the Labour government continues to defend the homicidal policy of mass infection.

WSWS (2023-01-17). Britain's trade unions promote future Labour government as answer to Tory anti-strike laws as they head towards statute books. wsws.org The law will enforce minimum service levels in the rail, health, education and other sectors—requiring a set number of workers to work on a strike day or face being sacked.

Fight Back (2023-01-17). In-depth look at the Virginia transit worker strike. fightbacknews.org Alexandria, VA – Transit workers employed by the French multinational rail and transit company Keolis took strike action on January 1, in Loudoun County, Virginia. The ATU Local 689 members had no choice but to take this drastic action in view of company stonewalling at the negotiations table, and in view of the shameful labor relations practices of Keolis. Like many union fights, there are many details and episodes that go unrecorded and unreported (although

Labor Video Project (2023-01-17). SF Rally in Solidarity with the Workers & People of Peru: US Out of Peru. indybay.org

LaborFest (2023-01-17). Saturday 2/11: Get Your Ticket To Mars! 2nd Launch To Artists, Musicians,Poets & 1937 GM Flint Occupation. indybay.org Twitter Headquarters | 1355 Market St. | San Francisco…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-01-17). Science Saturday: MayoComplete next-generation sequencing — Transforming comprehensive cancer care. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org For patients facing a cancer journey, navigating diagnosis and treatment can be extremely daunting. Fear of the unknown is compounded by a confusing ocean of emerging information on discoveries and technological advancements. While each wave of progress brings about new types of treatment, including targeted and immune therapies linked to improved outcomes, the cancer's nuances must be understood for these pioneering treatments to work. Laboratory testing offers crucial information to help patients traverse the shifting…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-01-17). Mayo Clinic Laboratories and Helix collaborate to provide comprehensive suite of laboratory services to biopharma customers. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic Laboratories, a leading reference laboratory, and Helix, the nation's leading population genomics and viral surveillance company, today announced a new strategic collaboration that will provide biopharma customers access to a comprehensive joint laboratory offering for research and development initiatives across the drug development lifecycle. The offering will include a full spectrum of testing capabilities that leverages both Helix's suite of next generation sequencing capabilities and Mayo Clinic Laboratories' portfolio of more than 3,800…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-01-17). Celebrating international relationships, past, present and future. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org It was 100 years ago that Dr. Charles Mayo visited France and met with famed physicist Marie Curie, the first woman to receive the Nobel Prize. That meeting helped to set the stage for her research collaboration with Mayo and the relationship between Mayo and France that continues today. Celebrating those past, present and future relationships was the reason for a news conference held at Mayo Clinic on Friday, Jan. 6. Ambassador of France to…

teleSUR, JCM (2023-01-17). Nepal suspende labores de rescate de avión siniestrado. telesurtv.net Los rescatistas luchaban contra el clima nublado y la poca visibilidad mientras buscaban pasajeros en un desfiladero de 300 metros de profundidad.

WSWS (2023-01-17). Australian Labor Party saves right-wing NSW premier after admission he wore Nazi uniform. wsws.org In an age of manufactured scandals, including of the #MeToo variety, political careers have been ended for far less.

Juan Cole (2023-01-17). Billionaires Gobbled up 2/3s of New Wealth at $2.7 bn/ day, as 800 million go to bed Hungry: Oxfam. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) &#1 ; Oxfam , the British charity, has released a new report finding that the global problem of wealth inequality is growing ever more threatening. Of all the new wealth the entire human race has produced in the past two years, the richest 1% gobbled up 66% of it. The less-rich 99% …

WSWS (2023-01-17). Oxfam report documents "explosion of inequality" during pandemic. wsws.org Despite a slight reduction in overall wealth, billionaires and major corporations became "dramatically richer" in 2022 and were the main driver of global inflation.

imperial.ac.uk (2023-01-17). Imperial wins Financial Times teaching award for sustainability programme. imperial.ac.uk The Business School's Sustainability Leadership Executive Education programme has won an FT Responsible Business Education award for teaching cases.

Fight Back (2023-01-17). Tampa: Community speaks out against racist cop survey. fightbacknews.org Tampa, FL – In late December, the Tampa Police Benevolent Association (PBA) sent out a survey to city council candidates for the upcoming municipal election asking both "Have you ever participated in a protest, whether physical, virtual, digital or online or advocated against, publicly or privately, police brutality?" and "Have you ever been a member of, donated to or supported Black Lives Matters whether financially, verbally, online or through social media?" | Community members spoke out at a recent city council meeting. Laura Rodríguez, an organizer with the Tampa Bay Community Action Committee, said, "This su…

Staff (2023-01-17). From Infiltrating Wikipedia to Paying Trump Millions in Golf Deals, Saudis Whitewash Rights Record. democracynow.org The Justice Department and Congress are facing new calls to investigate Donald Trump's financial ties to Saudi Arabia. The latest controversy centers on a new golf tournament owned by Saudi Arabia's sovereign Public Investment Fund, which is chaired by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. LIV has paid millions to golf resorts owned by Donald Trump, who has publicly supported the new league which is attempting to compete with the PGA. Meanwhile, an exposé has revealed that the Saudi government infiltrated Wikipedia to control information on the kingdom. Government administrators were recruited to ed…

Dana Sanchez (2023-01-17). Bitcoin Price Goes Parabolic, Up 28% Already This Year: Here's What Analysts Are Forecasting. moguldom.com The price of Bitcoin has increased 28 percent so far this year, thanks in part to investor optimism about signs of a slowdown in the inflation rate and hopes that the U.S. Federal Reserve will ease off interest rate hikes. Bitcoin rose above $21,000 on Saturday for the first time in two months, up 28 …

Brenda Norrell (2023-01-17). Live Fire and Electronic Warfare at Fallon: Paiute Myron Dewey Died Trying to Prevent It. indybay.org Paitue Journalist Myron Dewey spent his final hours trying to prevent it. Now, President Biden and Congress have authorized the expansion of the Fallon bombing range. Biden signed the Defense spending bill two days before Christmas. Bombing, live ground fire, and controversial electronic warfare will be expanded on Paiute Shoshone homelands.

WIlliam Astore (2023-01-17). Imperial dominance disguised as democratic deterrence. nationofchange.org The Pentagon's national defense strategy drives record military spending.

admin_ips (2023-01-17). REPORT: New Mexico at a Crossroads: Just Transition or False Solutions? ips-dc.org | New Mexico at a Crossroads: False Solutions or Just Transition?: | Ennedith Lopez | Basav Sen | Taneya Garcia | Emily Li | Alyssa Garza: | Introduction: : | As the fight to transition off fossil fuels and into clean, renewable energy gains momentum, communities and their advocates face several challenges. | These include a fossil fuel industry still lobbying to hold back renewables, promote dirty energy, or else peddling false, "greenwashed" solutions that allow it to continue profiting from pollution. They include the challenge of cleaning up the harmful health and environmental le…

Staff (2023-01-17). Rep. Ro Khanna on CA Flooding, Big Oil's Climate Denial, Debt Ceiling, Assange & Possible Senate Bid. democracynow.org The death toll from two weeks of flooding in California has reached at least 20. As climate scientists are predicting more extreme weather linked to climate change over the next two years, outrage is growing over how fossil fuel companies were fully aware of the link between fossil fuel emissions and global warming but spent decades obscuring the science in order to make maximum profits. We speak with Democratic California Congressmember Ro Khanna, who recently concluded a congressional investigation into the allegations and says the oil industry needs to be held accountable for the damage it has wrought. Khanna…

WSWS (2023-01-17). National Education Union members vote for strike action in England and Wales. wsws.org The vote expresses a determination to by educators to overturn the decades-long suppression of wages and decimation of the education sector.

Aditi Ramaswami (2023-01-17). LEFT WONDERING: Will Eating Bugs Save The World — Or Doom It? levernews.com Welcome back to Left Wondering, our advice column for paid supporting subscribers on how to live your values during late capitalism. This is a place to raise your big existential questions, petty beefs, lifestyle questions, and everything in between. The incomparable Kate Aronoff has stepped back from the project to focus on her climate reporting, and we wish her the best. Now I will be taking a stab at it, since I'm a deeply curious Lever writer and editor with a penchant for hunting down answers to seemingly unanswerable questions.So send your questions LeftWondering@levernews.com and I'll do my damnedest to…

Strike Debt Bay Area (2023-01-17). Saturday 2/11: Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group: Cannibal Capitalism. indybay.org We meet via Zoom. Email strike.debt.bay.area@gmail.com a few days beforehand for the online invite.

Staff (2023-01-17). PSUV Rejects Actions of 'Politicians in Cassocks' at Divina Pastora Procession. orinocotribune.com On Monday, January 16, during the United Socialist Party of Venezuela's (PSUV) customary weekly press conference, PSUV Vice President Diosdado Cabello "We must express rejection of this opportunist attitude of taking advantage of a people who go out walking with their faith, for the petty intentions of those who manage the political party of the Episcopal Conference,…

_____ (2023-01-16). Multipolarity And The Decline Of US Hegemony. popularresistance.org [Unlike] all those people talking about globalization and U.S. hegemony, Michael could see, and I also could see, the fractures underlying the system. My own approach has been characterized by such skepticism about enduring Western dominance, U.S. hegemony, dollar dominance, etc. | And after thinking and writing about small bits of it for a couple of decades I eventually came up with this book, Geopolitical Economy, from which Ben [Norton] has also taken the title of Geopolitical Economy Report, with which of course we are collaborating. | In Geopolitical Economy, I question the dominant cosmopolitan understandin…

_____ (2023-01-16). New Zealand's New Sectoral Bargaining Law Holds Lessons For US. popularresistance.org In one of the more important advances in collective bargaining around the world, New Zealand recently passed an innovative sectoral bargaining policy, called Fair Pay Agreements. Labor supporters in Britain and Australia want to replicate elements of the policy in their countries, while for American audiences the most important lesson may be how New Zealand's experiences highlight that sectoral bargaining — in conjunction with worksite bargaining — is necessary to improve working conditions in today's economy and thus should be part of policy efforts to strengthen unions. | Sectoral bargaining, someti…

Antonio C.S. Rosa (2023-01-16). How Western Sanctions Blow Back, Hurting Europe, Deepening Asian Integration. transcend.org 11 Jan 2023 – Western sanctions led Russia to greatly increase trade with Asia, while devastating Europe's economy. The US tech war against China is damaging its own industry.

Ben Norton (2023-01-16). End of Juan Guaidó: US-appointed Venezuelan coup leader ousted by ex allies. geopoliticaleconomy.com The US claimed unelected coup leader Juan Guaidó was "interim president" of Venezuela from January 2019 to December 2022, when his former allies in the right-wing opposition removed him from the position. Washington however still refuses to recognize elected President Nicolás Maduro.

Benjamin Norton (2023-01-16). Nicaragua is #1 Country Where Citizens Feel at Peace, Gallup Poll Shows. orinocotribune.com By Ben Norton | A poll by mainstream firm Gallup found that Nicaragua is the number one bycountry in the world where citizens feel at peace. Nine of the top 14 countries are in Latin America. But the US constantly attacks the Sandinista government and imposes sanctions on it. | A poll found that Nicaragua is the top country in the world where citizens feel at peace. | The United States and Western media outlets have long demonized Nicaragua's Sandinista government and its President Daniel Ortega, sponsoring violent coup attempts against him and imposing illegal unilateral sanctions aimed at hurting the Central Am…

Benjamin Norton (2023-01-16). Nicaragua is world's #1 country where citizens feel at peace, Gallup poll shows. orinocotribune.com By Ben Norton | A poll by mainstream firm Gallup found that Nicaragua is the No. 1 country in the world where citizens feel at peace. Nine of the top 14 countries are in Latin America. But the US constantly attacks the Sandinista government and imposes sanctions on it. | A poll found that Nicaragua is the top country in the world where citizens feel at peace. | The United States and Western media outlets have long demonized Nicaragua's Sandinista government and its President Daniel Ortega, sponsoring violent coup attempts against him and imposing illegal unilateral sanctions aimed at hurting the Central American…

Prabhat Patnaik (2023-01-16). The impending world recession. mronline.org The IMF managing director Kristalina Georgieva has now openly admitted that the year 2023 will witness the slowing down of the world economy to a point where as much as one-third of it will see an actual contraction in gross domestic product.

_____ (2023-01-16). House Republican Rules Package Designed To Enable Skewed Priorities. popularresistance.org The House Republican majority recently adopted a rules package to guide that chamber's legislative action that would put up steep barriers to investments in critical national needs while paving the way for ever more tax cuts, inevitably tilted toward the wealthy and profitable corporations. That isn't an agenda that will expand opportunity or support broadly shared economic growth. | Proponents describe the rules as "restoring fiscal sanity," but they just reflect an ideology that ignores reams of evidence showing that the tax cuts of recent decades haven't meaningfully boosted economic growth. The large tax cuts…

_____ (2023-01-16). The Forgotten Socialist History Of Martin Luther King Jr. popularresistance.org In 1952 a 23-year-old Martin Luther King Jr. wrote a love letter to Coretta Scott. Along with coos of affection and apologies for his hasty handwriting, he described his feelings not just toward his future wife, but also toward America's economic system. "I am much more socialistic in my economic theory than capitalistic," he admitted to his then-girlfriend, concluding that "capitalism has outlived its usefulness." | King composed these words as a grad student on the tail end of his first year at the Boston University School of Theology. And far from representing just the utopianism of youth, the views expressed…

_____ (2023-01-16). What Next For The Anti-War Movement, With Brian Becker. popularresistance.org Brian Becker's commitment to social and economic justice began at a young age, shaped by his religious upbringing and his desire for fairness and equality for all people. Throughout his career, he has been a vocal critic of U.S. imperialism and the capitalist system, which he sees as inherently exploitative and oppressive. His advocacy for socialism stems from his belief that a socialist system would be more just and equitable for all people. | Becker has also been an active voice in the anti-war movement, opposing U.S. led interventions in foreign countries and advocating for peaceful negotiation as a solution t…

americanthinker (2023-01-16). What Is Capitalism? Even Conservatives Can't Explain It. americanthinker.com Capitalism is not simply free markets. It is a designed, self-accelerating economic system that reduces prices and poverty.

Antonio C.S. Rosa (2023-01-16). Grandson of Charles de Gaulle, an Old CIA Nemesis, Condemns West's Policy in Ukraine. transcend.org 11 Jan 2023 – Pierre de Gaulle, grandson of former French President Charles de Gaulle, has said the U.S. and NATO triggered the Ukraine conflict and are making Europeans suffer by fueling and waging a pre-planned economic war against Russia.

Dave DeCamp (2023-01-16). US to Boost Aid to Micronesia in Exchange for More Military Access. news.antiwar.com The US and the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) are nearing a deal that would give more economic aid to the Pacific nation in exchange for more US military access to the islands, FSM President David Panuelo said on Friday. The deal will be an extension of an agreement the US has with several Pacific …

ecns.cn (2023-01-16). Xinjiang to accelerate development in next 5 years. ecns.cn The Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region plans to achieve rapid economic growth in the next five years, according to the regional government's work report.

ecns.cn (2023-01-16). Economists predict China to see certain economic rebound in 2023. ecns.cn As of Sunday, 28 provinces, autonomous regions, and municipalities across China have held the "Two sessions", with the average 2023 GDP growth target in the 28 provinces in 2023 forecast at 6 percent.

infobrics (2023-01-16). BRICS' Future in a Changing World Order. infobrics.org In the face of the dynamic economic and financial shifts of the 2010s; the worldwide pandemic, and economic, social, and political disruptions caused by it; and most of all, the power rivalry amongst nations—including between some of the BRICS members, is there still room left for alignment of interests within the BRICS?>

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2023-01-16). These Latin American Leaders Will Be at Davos. libya360.wordpress.com The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting opens on Monday at its Switzerland headquarters. The week-long event, dominated by European and NATO leaders alongside the financial elite and representatives of transnational capital, will feature some Latin America-themed sessions and leaders. Not all Latin American heads of state are welcomed in Davos, namely the main leaders of…

Maria J. Stephan (2023-01-16). Martin Luther King's multiple lanes to multiracial democracy. nationofchange.org King understood that no single approach would be sufficient to combat the interconnected evils of racism, economic exploitation and militarism.

news.un (2023-01-16). Economic slowdown may force workers into 'lower quality' jobs. news.un.org Finding a decent and well-paid job is likely to be harder this year, thanks to the continuing global economic downturn, the UN labour agency said on Monday.

Staff (2023-01-16). MLK Day Special: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in His Own Words. democracynow.org Today is the federal holiday that honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He was born January 15, 1929. He was assassinated April 4, 1968, at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. He was just 39 years old. While Dr. King is primarily remembered as a civil rights leader, he also championed the cause of the poor and organized the Poor People's Campaign to address issues of economic justice. Dr. King was also a fierce critic of U.S. foreign policy and the Vietnam War. We play his "Beyond Vietnam" speech, which he delivered at New York City's Riverside Church on April 4, 1967, as well as his las…

Dean Baker (2023-01-16). Why Debate Markets vs. Government When We Let the Right Rig the Market? cepr.net I was happy to see this segment of Ezra Klein's show (hosted by Rogé Karma) which featured an interview with Columbia University Law Professor Katharina Pistor. Pistor is the author of The Code of Capital: How the Law Creates Wealth and Inequality. I've not yet read the book, but got the gist from the interview. …

news.un (2023-01-16). Poorest learners benefit the least from public education: UNICEF. news.un.org Governments are not investing enough in those children who need education the most, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) said in a report published on Tuesday, calling for equitable financing to combat "learning poverty".

Dana Sanchez (2023-01-16). Credit Card Interest Rates Are Averaging 19.42%, The Highest On Record: 4 Tips To Lower Your APR. moguldom.com Swiping your credit card is more expensive than ever before and lower-income households have been especially impacted by inflation, using credit for necessities such as groceries, gas, and rent. The Federal Reserve has signaled its commitment to keep raising interest rates in an effort to fight inflation, and average credit card APRs — now at …

SAM (2023-01-16). Oxfam Wants To More than Double the Tax Rate on Our Richest. inequality.org

Editor (2023-01-16). How the Supreme Court could severely limit workers' right to strike. mronline.org A case the Supreme Court heard on Tuesday could make unions and workers liable for any damages their company incurred during a strike, dealing a blow to organized labor.

Jessica Corbett (2023-01-16). Labor, rights groups praise Biden policy boosting migrant worker protections. nationofchange.org "This is a huge victory for undocumented workers and the labor movement," said one organizer.

Staff (2023-01-16). Acerca del proyecto de Ley de la Comunicación Social en Cuba. cubadebate.cu Se ha presentado recientemente a los Consejos de Ministros, de Estado y a los Diputados el proyecto de Ley de Comunicación Social, y se abre otra vez el debate. Digo otra vez, pues durante la elaboración del mismo el grupo redactor ha recorrido el país, se ha reunido con periodistas, comunicadores, sociólogos, juristas…

teleSUR, hvh, JDO (2023-01-16). El 71 por ciento de los peruanos desaprueba gestión de Dina Boluarte, según estudio. telesurtv.net El 88 por ciento rechazó la labor del Congreso, para un incremento de ocho puntos porcentuales con respecto a una encuesta realizada el mes anterior.

teleSUR, hvh, JDO (2023-01-16). El 71 por ciento de los peruanos desaprueba gestión de Dina Boluarte. telesurtv.net El 88 por ciento rechazó la labor del Congreso, para un incremento de ocho puntos porcentuales con respecto a una encuesta realizada el mes anterior.

WSWS (2023-01-16). Australian PM visits Papua New Guinea to deepen anti-China campaign. wsws.org The Labor government is trying to bully PNG into accepting a security agreement that would place the impoverished Pacific nation on the frontline of military operations directed against China.

oliviaalperstein (2023-01-16). MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Authors of Report on "Billionaire Enabler States" Available for Comment on The New Yorker Exposé on Allegations of Getty Family Trusts' Tax Dodging. ips-dc.org "Nevada has helped make it possible for super-wealthy families like the Gettys to dodge taxes owed to other states like California."

WSWS (2023-01-16). Faculty at University of Illinois at Chicago to strike over pay and support for student mental health. wsws.org After years of nearly flat wage increases and erosion of their earnings by inflation, the faculty is determined to fight for higher pay and for mental health supports for students who have suffered greatly due to the pandemic.

Nora Barrows-Friedman (2023-01-16). US Dept of Education rebuffs Israel lobby demands. electronicintifada.net Top civil rights office avoids weaponizing anti-Jewish bigotry — at least for now.

ecns.cn (2023-01-16). Beijing sets 2023 GDP growth at over 4.5%: official. ecns.cn Beijing will set its GDP growth target at over 4.5 percent for 2023, said the city's acting mayor Yin Yong as he delivered a government report at the annual session of the Beijing Municipal People's Congress on Sunday.

David Moore (2023-01-16). Lockheed-Funded House Appropriations Chair Vows to Protect Defense Spending. truthout.org

repost (2023-01-16). Democrat Barbara Lee Wants Millions of Gov Funds For Billionaire Fisher's A's Stadium. indybay.org Democratic Party politician Congresswomen Barbara Lee is supporting spending $182 million of US DOT funds for GAP A's billionaire owner John Fisher's stadium project. While thousands are homeless in Oakland, she wants to spend millions on Fisher's privately owned stadium project.

imperial.ac.uk (2023-01-16). Forest carbon credits: report shows new ways to manage risks and returns. imperial.ac.uk Investors wanting to finance forest carbon credit projects should look to diversified investment portfolios in the tropics, says a new report.

_____ (2023-01-16). New Report Charges Major Corporations As Complicit In Israel's Water Apartheid. strategic-culture.org By Jessica BUXBAUM | In December, the Palestinian human rights organization, Al-Haq, released a According to Al-Haq, businesses are instrumental in helping Israel restrict water access to Palestinians and destroy Palestinian water infrastructure. Additionally, foreign companies profit from Israel's system of water discrimination. | Al-Haq's paper named both Israeli and in…

Paige Bennett (2023-01-16). Proposed PFAS 'forever chemicals' regulations fail in U.S. Congress. nationofchange.org Although progress on limiting has stalled in the U.S. Congress, states are introducing and passing their own regulations and bans on forever chemicals.

C.J. Polychroniou (2023-01-16). China Miéville: Marx's Communist Manifesto Has Much to Teach Us in 2023. truthout.org "The Communist Manifesto" is one of the most widely read political documents in the history of the world. It influenced millions of people against capitalist oppression and toward a more just and humane social order. It is also a brilliant display of literary and poetic expression by its author, the German revolutionary philosopher Karl Marx, which few, if any, political commentators since have… |

Antonio C.S. Rosa (2023-01-16). Immanuel Wallerstein on the Global Left and Right. transcend.org Crisis, indeed. The way out is a new discourse, less material, more spiritual; something to live for, not only from. Right now Wallerstein sees capitalism in crisis with no remedy–of which I am not so sure–and the US hegemony also in a crisis with no remedy–a view I share–, as the fall of an empire for which local elites used to kill and rule; now having to do most killings itself.

Editor (2023-01-16). Capitalism's court jester: Slavoj Žižek. mronline.org One of the most prominent intellectuals in the contemporary world was named to the list of the "Top 100 Global Thinkers" in Foreign Policy magazine in 2012. He shares this distinction with the likes of Dick Cheney, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Benjamin Netanyahu, and former Mossad director Meir Dagan.

Staff (2023-01-16). Cuba mejorará su parque automotor con vehículos eléctricos chinos. cubadebate.cu La compañía china Tianjin Dongxing Grupo Industrial y Comercial, en asociación con la empresa cubana Minerva, impulsan el proyecto conjunto Vehículos Eléctricos del Caribe, VEDCA, una entidad que ha ganado el mercado de la isla. Desde marzo de 2019 a la fecha, se han producido 2 500 motos, 1 500 triciclos y 1 000 autos infantiles, vehículos todos movidos con baterías eléctricas y que reportaron ventas por unos seis millones de dólares.

infobrics (2023-01-16). BRICS Undermine Dollar Hegemony with Gold Purchases. infobrics.org Central banks have been accumulating the precious metal at a record rate…

Horacio Rovelli (2023-01-16). Argentina &#1 ; àöltimo año de gobierno con toda la agenda pendiente y la tijera del ajuste en mano. globalizacion.ca El gobierno de Alberto Fernández ingresa a su cuarto año de gestión sin haber investigado la deuda generada en el gobierno de la coalición neoliberal Cambiemos por más de 100.000 millones de dólares, que se fugó en su mayor parte…

Fight Back (2023-01-16). New Yorkers say no to NATO. fightbacknews.org New York, NY – Around 300 people braved the first snow of the season on Saturday, January 14 to gather in Times Square outside of the U.S. Army recruiting office and say no to NATO and U.S. militarism. The rally was called by the Act Now to Stop War and End Racism (ANSWER) Coalition and United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC) as part of a weekend of action in honor of the legacy of Doctor Martin Luther King Jr. | The event featured a series of powerful speakers who demanded money for healthcare, education, housing and the environment instead of U.S. imperialism. | John Parker of the Socialist Unity Party spoke t…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2023-01-16). Omali Yeshitela: "The FBI Wants to Put Me on Trial for Fighting for Black Freedom" libya360.wordpress.com Omali Yeshitela Chairman of the African People's Socialist Party There are strong indications that in early 2023, I, Omali Yeshitela, Chairman of the African People's Socialist Party (APSP), founder of the Uhuru ("Freedom") Movement, will be indicted, along with other Uhuru leaders and members, by the federal government of the United States. Using the bogus and…

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2023-01-16: News Headlines

_____ (2023-01-16). Multipolarity And The Decline Of US Hegemony. popularresistance.org [Unlike] all those people talking about globalization and U.S. hegemony, Michael could see, and I also could see, the fractures underlying the system. My own approach has been characterized by such skepticism about enduring Western dominance, U.S. hegemony, dollar dominance, etc. | And after thinking and writing about small bits of it for a couple of decades I eventually came up with this book, Geopolitical Economy, from which Ben [Norton] has also taken the title of Geopolitical Economy Report, with which of course we are collaborating. | In Geopolitical Economy, I question the dominant cosmopolitan understandin…

_____ (2023-01-16). New Zealand's New Sectoral Bargaining Law Holds Lessons For US. popularresistance.org In one of the more important advances in collective bargaining around the world, New Zealand recently passed an innovative sectoral bargaining policy, called Fair Pay Agreements. Labor supporters in Britain and Australia want to replicate elements of the policy in their countries, while for American audiences the most important lesson may be how New Zealand's experiences highlight that sectoral bargaining — in conjunction with worksite bargaining — is necessary to improve working conditions in today's economy and thus should be part of policy efforts to strengthen unions. | Sectoral bargaining, someti…

Antonio C.S. Rosa (2023-01-16). How Western Sanctions Blow Back, Hurting Europe, Deepening Asian Integration. transcend.org 11 Jan 2023 – Western sanctions led Russia to greatly increase trade with Asia, while devastating Europe's economy. The US tech war against China is damaging its own industry.

Benjamin Norton (2023-01-16). Nicaragua is world's #1 country where citizens feel at peace, Gallup poll shows. orinocotribune.com By Ben Norton | A poll by mainstream firm Gallup found that Nicaragua is the No. 1 country in the world where citizens feel at peace. Nine of the top 14 countries are in Latin America. But the US constantly attacks the Sandinista government and imposes sanctions on it. | A poll found that Nicaragua is the top country in the world where citizens feel at peace. | The United States and Western media outlets have long demonized Nicaragua's Sandinista government and its President Daniel Ortega, sponsoring violent coup attempts against him and imposing illegal unilateral sanctions aimed at hurting the Central American…

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2023-01-16). California, 4th largest economy on earth, poised to engage with the Pan African Diaspora. indybay.org The Great State of California is poised to align bipartisan support with the new U.S. Strategy Toward Sub-Saharan Africa, which outlines foreign policy objectives to bolster relations with African nations, listening to diverse local voices, and widen the circle of engagement to advance strategic objectives for the benefit of both Africans and Americans.

Prabhat Patnaik (2023-01-16). The impending world recession. mronline.org The IMF managing director Kristalina Georgieva has now openly admitted that the year 2023 will witness the slowing down of the world economy to a point where as much as one-third of it will see an actual contraction in gross domestic product.

americanthinker (2023-01-16). What Is Capitalism? Even Conservatives Can't Explain It. americanthinker.com Capitalism is not simply free markets. It is a designed, self-accelerating economic system that reduces prices and poverty.

Antonio C.S. Rosa (2023-01-16). Grandson of Charles de Gaulle, an Old CIA Nemesis, Condemns West's Policy in Ukraine. transcend.org 11 Jan 2023 – Pierre de Gaulle, grandson of former French President Charles de Gaulle, has said the U.S. and NATO triggered the Ukraine conflict and are making Europeans suffer by fueling and waging a pre-planned economic war against Russia.

Dave DeCamp (2023-01-16). US to Boost Aid to Micronesia in Exchange for More Military Access. news.antiwar.com The US and the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) are nearing a deal that would give more economic aid to the Pacific nation in exchange for more US military access to the islands, FSM President David Panuelo said on Friday. The deal will be an extension of an agreement the US has with several Pacific …

ecns.cn (2023-01-16). Xinjiang to accelerate development in next 5 years. ecns.cn The Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region plans to achieve rapid economic growth in the next five years, according to the regional government's work report.

ecns.cn (2023-01-16). Economists predict China to see certain economic rebound in 2023. ecns.cn As of Sunday, 28 provinces, autonomous regions, and municipalities across China have held the "Two sessions", with the average 2023 GDP growth target in the 28 provinces in 2023 forecast at 6 percent.

infobrics (2023-01-16). BRICS' Future in a Changing World Order. infobrics.org In the face of the dynamic economic and financial shifts of the 2010s; the worldwide pandemic, and economic, social, and political disruptions caused by it; and most of all, the power rivalry amongst nations—including between some of the BRICS members, is there still room left for alignment of interests within the BRICS?>

Staff (2023-01-16). MLK Day Special: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in His Own Words. democracynow.org Today is the federal holiday that honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He was born January 15, 1929. He was assassinated April 4, 1968, at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. He was just 39 years old. While Dr. King is primarily remembered as a civil rights leader, he also championed the cause of the poor and organized the Poor People's Campaign to address issues of economic justice. Dr. King was also a fierce critic of U.S. foreign policy and the Vietnam War. We play his "Beyond Vietnam" speech, which he delivered at New York City's Riverside Church on April 4, 1967, as well as his las…

Dean Baker (2023-01-16). Why Debate Markets vs. Government When We Let the Right Rig the Market? cepr.net I was happy to see this segment of Ezra Klein's show (hosted by Rogé Karma) which featured an interview with Columbia University Law Professor Katharina Pistor. Pistor is the author of The Code of Capital: How the Law Creates Wealth and Inequality. I've not yet read the book, but got the gist from the interview. …

CA Poor People's Campaign (2023-01-16). Monday 1/16: Close the Wealth Gap CA! MLK Day Reading of PPC Third Reconstruction Agenda to End Poverty. indybay.org Online event…

SAM (2023-01-16). Oxfam Wants To More than Double the Tax Rate on Our Richest. inequality.org

Labor Video Project (2023-01-16). SF Rally In Solidarity With The Workers & People Of Peru: US Out Of Peru. indybay.org

LaborFest (2023-01-16). Saturday 2/11: Get Your Ticket To Mars! 2nd Launch To Artists, Musicians,Poets & 1937 GM Flint Occupation. indybay.org Twitter Headquarters | 1355 Market St. | San Francisco…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-01-16). Science Saturday: MayoComplete next-generation sequencing — Transforming comprehensive cancer care. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org For patients facing a cancer journey, navigating diagnosis and treatment can be extremely daunting. Fear of the unknown is compounded by a confusing ocean of emerging information on discoveries and technological advancements. While each wave of progress brings about new types of treatment, including targeted and immune therapies linked to improved outcomes, the cancer's nuances must be understood for these pioneering treatments to work. Laboratory testing offers crucial information to help patients traverse the shifting…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-01-16). Mayo Clinic Laboratories and Helix collaborate to provide comprehensive suite of laboratory services to biopharma customers. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic Laboratories, a leading reference laboratory, and Helix, the nation's leading population genomics and viral surveillance company, today announced a new strategic collaboration that will provide biopharma customers access to a comprehensive joint laboratory offering for research and development initiatives across the drug development lifecycle. The offering will include a full spectrum of testing capabilities that leverages both Helix's suite of next generation sequencing capabilities and Mayo Clinic Laboratories' portfolio of more than 3,800…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-01-16). Celebrating international relationships, past, present and future. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org It was 100 years ago that Dr. Charles Mayo visited France and met with famed physicist Marie Curie, the first woman to receive the Nobel Prize. That meeting helped to set the stage for her research collaboration with Mayo and the relationship between Mayo and France that continues today. Celebrating those past, present and future relationships was the reason for a news conference held at Mayo Clinic on Friday, Jan. 6. Ambassador of France to…

teleSUR, hvh, JDO (2023-01-16). El 71 por ciento de los peruanos desaprueba gestión de Dina Boluarte, según estudio. telesurtv.net El 88 por ciento rechazó la labor del Congreso, para un incremento de ocho puntos porcentuales con respecto a una encuesta realizada el mes anterior.

teleSUR, hvh, JDO (2023-01-16). El 71 por ciento de los peruanos desaprueba gestión de Dina Boluarte. telesurtv.net El 88 por ciento rechazó la labor del Congreso, para un incremento de ocho puntos porcentuales con respecto a una encuesta realizada el mes anterior.

WSWS (2023-01-16). Australian PM visits Papua New Guinea to deepen anti-China campaign. wsws.org The Labor government is trying to bully PNG into accepting a security agreement that would place the impoverished Pacific nation on the frontline of military operations directed against China.

WSWS (2023-01-16). Faculty at University of Illinois at Chicago to strike over pay and support for student mental health. wsws.org After years of nearly flat wage increases and erosion of their earnings by inflation, the faculty is determined to fight for higher pay and for mental health supports for students who have suffered greatly due to the pandemic.

ecns.cn (2023-01-16). Beijing sets 2023 GDP growth at over 4.5%: official. ecns.cn Beijing will set its GDP growth target at over 4.5 percent for 2023, said the city's acting mayor Yin Yong as he delivered a government report at the annual session of the Beijing Municipal People's Congress on Sunday.

repost (2023-01-16). Democrat Barbara Lee Wants Millions of Gov Funds For Billionaire Fisher's A's Stadium. indybay.org Democratic Party politician Congresswomen Barbara Lee is supporting spending $182 million of US DOT funds for GAP A's billionaire owner John Fisher's stadium project. While thousands are homeless in Oakland, she wants to spend millions on Fisher's privately owned stadium project.

imperial.ac.uk (2023-01-16). Forest carbon credits: report shows new ways to manage risks and returns. imperial.ac.uk Investors wanting to finance forest carbon credit projects should look to diversified investment portfolios in the tropics, says a new report.

Antonio C.S. Rosa (2023-01-16). Immanuel Wallerstein on the Global Left and Right. transcend.org Crisis, indeed. The way out is a new discourse, less material, more spiritual; something to live for, not only from. Right now Wallerstein sees capitalism in crisis with no remedy–of which I am not so sure–and the US hegemony also in a crisis with no remedy–a view I share–, as the fall of an empire for which local elites used to kill and rule; now having to do most killings itself.

Editor (2023-01-16). Capitalism's court jester: Slavoj Žižek. mronline.org One of the most prominent intellectuals in the contemporary world was named to the list of the "Top 100 Global Thinkers" in Foreign Policy magazine in 2012. He shares this distinction with the likes of Dick Cheney, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Benjamin Netanyahu, and former Mossad director Meir Dagan.

Strike Debt Bay Area (2023-01-16). Saturday 2/11: Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group: Cannibal Capitalism. indybay.org We meet via Zoom. Email strike.debt.bay.area@gmail.com a few days beforehand for the online invite.

Staff (2023-01-16). Cuba mejorará su parque automotor con vehículos eléctricos chinos. cubadebate.cu La compañía china Tianjin Dongxing Grupo Industrial y Comercial, en asociación con la empresa cubana Minerva, impulsan el proyecto conjunto Vehículos Eléctricos del Caribe, VEDCA, una entidad que ha ganado el mercado de la isla. Desde marzo de 2019 a la fecha, se han producido 2 500 motos, 1 500 triciclos y 1 000 autos infantiles, vehículos todos movidos con baterías eléctricas y que reportaron ventas por unos seis millones de dólares.

infobrics (2023-01-16). BRICS Undermine Dollar Hegemony with Gold Purchases. infobrics.org Central banks have been accumulating the precious metal at a record rate…

Fight Back (2023-01-16). New Yorkers say no to NATO. fightbacknews.org New York, NY – Around 300 people braved the first snow of the season on Saturday, January 14 to gather in Times Square outside of the U.S. Army recruiting office and say no to NATO and U.S. militarism. The rally was called by the Act Now to Stop War and End Racism (ANSWER) Coalition and United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC) as part of a weekend of action in honor of the legacy of Doctor Martin Luther King Jr. | The event featured a series of powerful speakers who demanded money for healthcare, education, housing and the environment instead of U.S. imperialism. | John Parker of the Socialist Unity Party spoke t…

_____ (2023-01-15). By the Numbers: The De-Dollarization of Global Trade. strategic-culture.org Data suggests that US dollar reserves in central banks are dwindling, as is the influence of the US on the world economy. This presents a unique opportunity for regional currencies and alternative payment systems to enter the vacuum. | F.M. SHAKIL | The imposition of US trade restrictions and sanctions against a number of nations, including Russia, Iran, Cuba, North Korea, Iraq, and Syria have been politically ineffectual and have backfired against western economies. As a result, the US dollar has been losing its role as a major currency for the settlement of international business claims. | Because they do not a…

ecns.cn (2023-01-15). (W.E.Talk)Solving Human-Elephant Conflict Worldwide. ecns.cn As human and elephant habitats increasingly overlap, conflict between the two species is becoming more and more fierce. This is not only a challenge faced by many countries where wild elephants live, but also a microcosm of the international conflict between biodiversity conservation and economic and social development.

Lauren Sausser (2023-01-15). US Hospitals Rely On Exploited Volunteer Staff, Potentially Violating Labor Laws. truthout.org Mount Pleasant, S.C. — Most of the 30 volunteers who work at the 130-bed, for-profit East Cooper Medical Center spend their days assisting surgical patients — the scope of their duties extending far beyond those of candy stripers, baby cuddlers, and gift shop clerks. In fact, one-third of the volunteers at the Tenet Healthcare-owned hospital are retired nurses who check people in for surgery or… |

Staff (2023-01-15). Autoridades gubernamentales cubanas destacan labor de científicos en el país. cubadebate.cu El presidente de Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, destacó la labor de los científicos del país, con motivo de celebrarse hoy el Día de la Ciencia en la nación caribeña. Se sumaron al homenaje el primer ministro Manuel Marrero Cruz, Esteban Lazo, presidente de la Asamblea Nacional del Poder Popular entre otras autoridades gubernamentales.

teleSUR- jaa, JCM (2023-01-15). Papa Francisco agradece a pueblo de Cuba por su colaboración. telesurtv.net Francisco llamó a los cubanos a continuar trabajando con esperanza en pos de futuro mejor para ese país.

Ann Brown (2023-01-15). Why Dr. Claud Anderson Argues Socialism Doesn't Work For Black Americans. moguldom.com Dr. Claud Anderson was recently asked during an interview if Capitalism was "cap." "Cap" means a lie. While he answered "yes," without hesitation, Anderson pointed out capitalism, with all its foibles, is the only way for Black people to wealth, and that socialism will never work for Black people. Anderson is president of PowerNomics …

Anonymous103 (2023-01-15). How Blackrock Investment Fund Triggered the Global Energy Crisis. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by Most people are bewildered by what is a global energy crisis, with prices for oil, gas and coal simultaneously soaring and even forcing closure of major industrial plants such as chemicals or aluminum or steel. The Biden Administration and EU have insisted t…

Michael G. Roskin (2023-01-15). Will Birtherism come back to bite Republicans in the Behind? On top of all his other Lies, is George Santos even a US Citizen? juancole.com Nashville (Special to Informed Comment) &#1 ; Suspicions grow that not only did new Congressman George Santos (R-NY) fabricate his educational and employment record but that he fabricated a marriage in order to get a permanent residency permit ("green card"). Let us, as the intel people say, "walk the cat backwards" — ask a series of …

Paul Haeder (2023-01-15). Star Dust for Capitalism's Money-Making Geoengineering! dissidentvoice.org You and I, dear reader, if you are of the composition of say Rosa Parks, or Rachel Carson, MLK, Paul Robeson, Angela Davis (or, fill in the social justice champion of your choice), did not sign up for this, or approve of it, or okayed it in our name: Some researchers who have long studied …

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2023-01-15: News Headlines

infobrics (2023-01-16). BRICS' Future in a Changing World Order. infobrics.org In the face of the dynamic economic and financial shifts of the 2010s; the worldwide pandemic, and economic, social, and political disruptions caused by it; and most of all, the power rivalry amongst nations—including between some of the BRICS members, is there still room left for alignment of interests within the BRICS?>

infobrics (2023-01-16). BRICS Undermine Dollar Hegemony with Gold Purchases. infobrics.org Central banks have been accumulating the precious metal at a record rate…

ecns.cn (2023-01-15). (W.E.Talk)Solving Human-Elephant Conflict Worldwide. ecns.cn As human and elephant habitats increasingly overlap, conflict between the two species is becoming more and more fierce. This is not only a challenge faced by many countries where wild elephants live, but also a microcosm of the international conflict between biodiversity conservation and economic and social development.

Staff (2023-01-15). Autoridades gubernamentales cubanas destacan labor de científicos en el país. cubadebate.cu El presidente de Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, destacó la labor de los científicos del país, con motivo de celebrarse hoy el Día de la Ciencia en la nación caribeña. Se sumaron al homenaje el primer ministro Manuel Marrero Cruz, Esteban Lazo, presidente de la Asamblea Nacional del Poder Popular entre otras autoridades gubernamentales.

teleSUR, hvh, JDO (2023-01-15). El 71 por ciento de los peruanos desaprueba gestión de Dina Boluarte, según estudio. telesurtv.net El 88 por ciento rechazó la labor del Congreso, para un incremento de ocho puntos porcentuales con respecto a una encuesta realizada el mes anterior.

teleSUR- jaa, JCM (2023-01-15). Papa Francisco agradece a pueblo de Cuba por su colaboración. telesurtv.net Francisco llamó a los cubanos a continuar trabajando con esperanza en pos de futuro mejor para ese país.

ecns.cn (2023-01-14). Tibet's GDP grows 3 pct in 2022. ecns.cn The gross domestic product (GDP) of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region is estimated at 216.5 billion yuan (about 32.2 billion U.S. dollars) for 2022, up about 3 percent from the previous year, said Yan Jinhai, chairman of the regional government.

ecns.cn (2023-01-14). Foreign trade growth set to continue. ecns.cn Against external headwinds such as cooling prospects for overseas demand and lingering geopolitical conflicts, China's foreign trade in goods is expected to keep expanding this year, according to experts and business executives on Friday.

ecns.cn (2023-01-14). Regulators draft plan to stabilize realty. ecns.cn China's financial regulators have drafted an action plan for improving the balance sheets of quality property developers in an effort to defuse financial risks to the real estate sector and assist the property market to form a virtuous cycle.

ecns.cn (2023-01-14). Cambodia forecasts 4.6 mln air passengers in 2023 after China's reopening: spokesman. ecns.cn Cambodia is expected to attract 4.6 million air passengers in 2023 after China's optimization of its pandemic control policies on Jan. 8, a spokesman said on Saturday.

John Perry (2023-01-14). Sanctions: A Wrecking Ball in a Global Economy. orinocotribune.com By John Perry &#1 ; Jan 10, 2023 | A review of the report Sanctions: A Wrecking Ball in a Global Economy, edited by Sara Flounders for the Sanctions Kill campaign and Sanctions imposed without United Nations endorsement are illegal. That is why they could be legally imposed on South Africa by a resolution of the UN General Assembly in 1962, but are unlawful when imposed by one government, often with selected allies, against any other country, for whatever reason. Known correctly as…

manager (2023-01-14). Think Big Tech's Thousands of Layoffs Indicate a Coming Recession? Think Again. cepr.net Los Angeles Times See article on original site Amazon is laying off more than 18,000 workers. Salesforce is shedding 8,000, and Twitter has let go thousands more. While we should never minimize the difficulties of people facing an unexpected layoff, these announcements by major tech companies are not a large-scale tragedy for the American economy. …

Ben Norton (2023-01-14). 'World War 3 has already started' between US and Russia/China, argues French scholar. geopoliticaleconomy.com Prominent French intellectual Emmanuel Todd argues the Ukraine proxy war is the start of WWIII, and is "existential" for both Russia and the US "imperial system", which has restricted the sovereignty of Europe, making Brussels into Washington's "protectorate".

Florence CGTN (2023-01-14). How AI technology affects global fashion industry. america.cgtn.com The AI market is forecasted to generate more than $63B by 2028 and contribute $15 trillion to the global economy. By the end of 2022, 30% of all retail sales were influenced by AI recommendations. But as the industry grows — so are calls …

Staff (2023-01-14). President Maduro Announces 6 Lines of Work for 2023 in Annual Address to the Nation. orinocotribune.com On Thursday, January 12, the president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, in his Annual Address to the Nation, announced the six lines of work his government will implement in 2023. | The lines are: | 1- Consolidate economic growth, diversification of the economy and generation of wealth with equality. | The president stated that progress must be made in "healing the wounds" and "the inequalities that have been created as a result of the economic war and illegal sanctions." | 2- Expand protection and social security to all the Venezuelan people, especially the victims of the economic blockade. | Misiones and Grandes M…

Victoria Torres (2023-01-14). Venezuela's Banking System Reports Growth in 2022. orinocotribune.com On Tuesday, January 10, during the yearly closing of banks, the president of the Bank of Venezuela (BDV) and deputy minister of Digital Economy, Banking, Insurance, and Securities, Román Maniglia, reported positive indicators for the Venezuelan national banking system. The minister highlighted a growth of 366% for deposits with the national financial system during 2022. | The total deposits of the banking system grew to 46.539 billion bolívars, with an increase of 28.06% during the last month of 2022. | La banca creció en depósitos, créditos y bajó su morosidad. La banca pública en los primeros lugares de estos i…

Staff (2023-01-14). Salvador Valdés Mesa recorrió centros de interés económico de Sancti Spíritus (+ Fotos). cubadebate.cu El miembro del Buró Político del Partido Comunista de Cuba (PCC) y Vicepresidente de la República, Salvador Valdés Mesa, inició este viernes un recorrido por centros de interés económico de la provincia de Sancti Spíritus, en aras de conocer las potencialidades de los municipios para su desarrollo.

ecns.cn (2023-01-14). Chinese vice premier to attend WEF annual meeting, visit Switzerland. ecns.cn Chinese Vice Premier Liu He will attend the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting 2023 and visit Switzerland from Jan. 15 to 19 at the invitation of Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the WEF and the government of the Swiss Confederation, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin announced here Friday.

Orinoco Tribune 2 (2023-01-14). How Sanctions Contributed to Venezuela's Economic Collapse. orinocotribune.com

Wendy Craig (2023-01-14). Press Conference: Defend the African Community's Right to Economic Self-Determination. indybay.org What: Press Conference: Defend the African Community's Right to Economic Self-Determination, and Human and Civil Rights on this MLK Day! | When: Friday, January 13th, 2023 at 10am | Where: Uhuru Furniture & Collectibles, 3742 Grand Ave., Oakland, CA 94610 | Who: African People's Education & Defense Fund and Uhuru Furniture & Collectibles | Black Star Industries and Uhuru Foods and Pies…

WSWS (2023-01-14). "The weapons help no one, it's just about economic interests"—SGP continues campaign for Berlin state election. wsws.org In its election campaign for the Berlin House of Representatives, the SGP is fighting for the construction of an international movement of workers and youth in opposition to the war policy of the ruling class.

scorinoco (2023-01-14). Brazil's Return to CELAC Brings Winds of Change. orinocotribune.com By Anahí Arizmendi &#1 ; Jan. 10, 2023 | Brazil has "fully and immediately" rejoined the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) in the midst of a renewed interest in Latin America due to the energy and food crisis in the world. | After three years of Brazil's absence from the regional forum, the presidential victory of Lula da Silva, and that of Petro in Colombia, fuel expectations about the re-invigoration of the largest regional integration forum that is independent of the United States. | Re-launch of the environmental and economic agenda | The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States…

Dana Sanchez (2023-01-14). Trader Avraham Eisenberg Thought His $110M Crypto Score Was Legal: U.S. Government Handcuffs Him, Alleging Manipulation, Fraud. moguldom.com The U.S. government has filed federal charges against Avraham "Avi" Eisenberg, a self-described "applied game theorist" and cryptocurrency trader who was arrested in Puerto Rico on Dec. 26 for stealing $110 million in digital assets from Mango Markets, a Solana-based crypto exchange. Holders of Mango's native token, MNGO, can lend, borrow, swap, and use leverage …

Labor & Community Studies Department CCSF (2023-01-14). Thursday 2/2: Essential: How the Pandemic Spurred A Radical New Phase in the Labor Movement with Author. indybay.org The Green Arcade | 1680 Market Street | San Francisco, CA 94102…

LaborFest (2023-01-14). Saturday 2/11: Get Your Ticket To Mars! 2nd Launch To Artists, Musicians,Poets & 1937 GM Flint Occupation. indybay.org Twitter Headquarters | 1355 Market St. | San Francisco…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-01-14). Science Saturday: MayoComplete next-generation sequencing — Transforming comprehensive cancer care. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org For patients facing a cancer journey, navigating diagnosis and treatment can be extremely daunting. Fear of the unknown is compounded by a confusing ocean of emerging information on discoveries and technological advancements. While each wave of progress brings about new types of treatment, including targeted and immune therapies linked to improved outcomes, the cancer's nuances must be understood for these pioneering treatments to work. Laboratory testing offers crucial information to help patients traverse the shifting…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-01-14). Mayo Clinic Laboratories and Helix collaborate to provide comprehensive suite of laboratory services to biopharma customers. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic Laboratories, a leading reference laboratory, and Helix, the nation's leading population genomics and viral surveillance company, today announced a new strategic collaboration that will provide biopharma customers access to a comprehensive joint laboratory offering for research and development initiatives across the drug development lifecycle. The offering will include a full spectrum of testing capabilities that leverages both Helix's suite of next generation sequencing capabilities and Mayo Clinic Laboratories' portfolio of more than 3,800…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-01-14). Celebrating international relationships, past, present and future. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org It was 100 years ago that Dr. Charles Mayo visited France and met with famed physicist Marie Curie, the first woman to receive the Nobel Prize. That meeting helped to set the stage for her research collaboration with Mayo and the relationship between Mayo and France that continues today. Celebrating those past, present and future relationships was the reason for a news conference held at Mayo Clinic on Friday, Jan. 6. Ambassador of France to…

Staff (2023-01-14). Las 3 del día: Lo que fue noticia este 13 de enero (+Podcast). cubadebate.cu Saludos a todos los seguidores del podcast "Las 3 del día". Este viernes 13 de enero de 2023 le damos un repaso a lo que acontece en Cuba y el resto del mundo. | Superintendencia del Banco Central de Cuba informa sobre procedimiento judicial ante Tribunal en Londres | Confirman hallazgo de exoplaneta casi del mismo diámetro que la Tierra por el telescopio James Webb | La Habana celebra el Día del Trabajador Eléctrico | Estas noticias se abordan aquí en "Las 3 del día", el podcast de Cubadebate que tiene de todo un poco en materia informativa. En la voz de nuestros editores, periodistas y colaboradores escucha…

WorkWeek (2023-01-14). Brazil Coup & Labor, US CIA AFL-CIO Attack On Mexico Ford Workers, TWU Pres & MLK & ILWU10. indybay.org WorkWeek covers the Brazil Coup & Labor, The US CIA AFL-CIO Attack On Mexico Ford Workers, TWU President John Samuelson On SWA meltdown, MLK, Labor & The ILWU With Retired ILWU 10 Secretary Treasurer Clarence Thomas…

_____ (2023-01-14). The Higher Education Labor Movement Runs Full Speed Ahead Into 2023. popularresistance.org At the end of 2022, workers in higher education had their eyes turned toward the weeks-long strikes at the University of California (UC) and The New School. These strikes were among the largest and longest that higher education in the U.S. has ever seen. In California, the striking unions represented about 48,000 workers. While the total number of striking faculty at The New School in New York was much smaller, they represented 87 percent of all teaching faculty at the university, showing the power of what a near-total shutdown of classes can do. | These strikes are part of a much bigger trend in the higher educa…

_____ (2023-01-14). The Supreme Court Could Gut The Right To Strike. popularresistance.org The Supreme Court heard oral arguments January 10 in Glacier Northwest Inc. v. International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local Union No. 174, a court case that labor advocates say threatens the right to strike. | "The ability to withhold your labor is the one powerful tool throughout the history of unionization that has ensured workers can improve their working conditions," Teamsters General President Sean M. O'Brien offered in a statement issued the same day. "This right is now on trial at the Supreme Court," O'Brien said, calling on the court to affirm the rulings of lower courts. Noel J. Francisco, the Jones Day…

Alexandra Martinez (2023-01-14). HarperCollins Debut Authors Say They Won't Work With Strikebreaking Editors. truthout.org This story was originally published by Prism. Workers at the HarperCollins Union have been on strike for over two months, braving the fierce New York City winter and picketing outside the company's offices. Now, sources say their labor is being outsourced to temporary workers. While some authors are crossing the picket line and continuing to work with "scab" — or strikebreaking — editors… |

Jessica Corbett (2023-01-14). New Biden Policy Could Protect Migrant Worker Whistleblowers From Deportation. truthout.org Migrant workers and advocates on Friday applauded a Biden administration policy to help protect noncitizen employees who are victims or witnesses of labor rights violations "from threats of immigration-related retaliation from the exploitive employers." The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that noncitizens will be able to submit requests for temporary relief from deportation or… |

Dean Baker (2023-01-14). The Fun Way to Deal with the Debt Ceiling. cepr.net Like all good Keynesian economists, I'm a big fan of the platinum coin. The law explicitly allows the Treasury to print platinum coins in any denomination. That means it absolutely could deal with the debt ceiling by printing a platinum coin denominated for $1 trillion and selling it to the Fed. This would not count …

WSWS (2023-01-14). Tech firms, crypto companies, Goldman Sachs announce major layoffs. wsws.org The raising of interest rates by central banks, led by the US Federal Reserve, is the primary driver of of layoffs aimed at suppressing demands by workers for wage increases to combat inflation.

repost (2023-01-14). Democrat Barbara Lee Wants Millions of Gov Funds For Billionaire Fisher's A's Stadium. indybay.org Democratic Party politician Congresswomen Barbara Lee is supporting spending $182 million of US DOT funds for GAP A's billionaire owner John Fisher's stadium project. While thousands are homeless in Oakland, she wants to spend millions on Fisher's privately owned stadium project.

_____ (2023-01-14). Allied Community And Co-operative Shared Services (ACCESS). popularresistance.org So basically, ACCESS is a shared services platform and it provides a collective of professional services that are aligned with co-ops, nonprofits and other social purpose organizations. And we just have been working on this for the last year and a half. And the kind of the backstory to ACCESS — I was approached by the ED at ACCA, the Alberta Community Cooperative Association, and I was asked if I would be interested in writing a grant. And I think I was a month into the job there, and I wasn't quite sure what I knew about co-ops and, you know, even writing a grant application at that level. But once I saw w…

Anonymous103 (2023-01-14). ExxonMobil, Suppressing Science and Climate Change. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark | Villains often have the best tunes. In some cases, they also have the best evidence. The tendency in the latter is to suppress or distort that evidence if it is contrary to their interests. Exxon, now ExxonMobil, the world's largest oil and gas company, has revealed, much like tobacco companies of the past, that excellent research that might prove costly to profits is best suppressed. Destroying ecological systems and ravaging mother nature are secondary consider…

Garnet Henderson (2023-01-14). Why Won't the FDA Adopt a Truly Bold Playbook on Medication Abortion? truthout.org On January 3, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) quietly made long-awaited changes to the regulations surrounding mifepristone, one of two drugs used in medication abortion. Though the agency merely updated its website without even issuing a press release, the news was met with fanfare: "Abortion Pills Can Now Be Offered at Retail Pharmacies, F.D.A. Says"; "Abortion Pill Could Soon Become Much… |

SP Editor (2023-01-14). What It Means for Hunger to Burn Through the Pentagon's Ranks. scheerpost.com Co-creator of the Costs of War Project and military spouse Andrea Mazzarino describes in all-too-devastating detail that a staggeringly over-funded military-industrial complex is, to use Eisenhower's phrasing, indeed stealing from "those who hunger and are not fed."

Rick Rozoff (2023-01-14). Pentagon backs Poland's plans for German, other tanks for Ukraine. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Polish Press AgencyJanuary 14, 2023 Polish PM to meet with Germany's Scholz over tanks for Ukraine The Leopard 2 tanks that Warsaw wants to donate to Kyiv as part of a broader international coalition were purchased from Germany and require the German government's consent to be given to a non-Nato country. Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish …

Jorge Alemán (2023-01-14). Brasil: Democracia y ultraderecha. globalizacion.ca La democracia está intervenida por los dispositivos del neoliberalismo, de la derecha liberal se ha pasado a una ultraderecha neofascista que impone una presión política promoviendo un nuevo tipo de estado de excepción. | Todo esto es posible porque en los…

WSWS (2023-01-14). Sri Lankan government endorses arrest and detention of YouTuber. wsws.org The Socialist Equality Party (SEP) condemns the arrest of Sepal Amarasinghe, demands his immediate release and the abolition of the draconian laws used to detain him.

ecns.cn (2023-01-14). CPC's advancement of self-governance at grassroots level. ecns.cn The Communist Party of China (CPC) has continued to advance its strict self-governance in all respects at the beginning of the new year.

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