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2024-03-08: News Headlines

ecns.cn (2024-03-08). Secondhand economy a win-win scenario. ecns.cn Scenes of individuals selling their underused or outdated goods have become increasingly common in China.

ecns.cn (2024-03-08). U.S. experts: growth target achievable. ecns.cn China's economic goals this year reflect a focus on high-quality growth combined with sensible support for local governments, as the country navigates global political and trade obstacles, U.S. experts said.

ecns.cn (2024-03-08). Prominent economist Justin Lin debunks 'peak China' claims. ecns.cn A prominent Chinese economist and a national political advisor has debunked various negative claims about the Chinese economy.

ecns.cn (2024-03-08). Chinese payment platforms improve services, facilitating foreigners visiting China. ecns.cn China's leading payment platforms Alipay and Weixin Pay have introduced a series of measures to improve payment services for foreign nationals. This initiative marks China's latest effort to facilitate easier access for foreigners visiting the country.

GABIK (2024-03-08). MSC's R350m investment poised to boost KZN economy. sanews.gov.za MSC's R350m investment poised to boost KZN economy | The Mediterranean Shipping Company SA's (MSC) R350 million investment in KwaZulu-Natal will go a long way in boosting the provincial economy and creating jobs for the local community. | KwaZulu-Natal Premier, Nomusa Dube-Ncube, said this at the unveiling of MSC's new cold storage facility at Cator Manor in Chesterville, Durban. | Officially opened on Thursday night, the facility has the capacity to accommodate 10 000 pallets and is poised to meet the growing demands of the cold logistics market and ensure the preservation of temperature-sensitive goods, guaran…

Gabisile (2024-03-08). Economy must transform to meet development demands. sanews.gov.za Economy must transform to meet development demands | All sectors of the economy must adjust to new demands for personnel, skills, research, digital connection, and alternative platforms for education, health, and public services. | This is according to the Deputy President, Paul Mashatile, who was speaking at the Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) retreat in Johannesburg on Friday. | "For us to match with the new demands, we must undergo a rapid paradigm shift and reorientation to realign the content of our curriculum offerings and skills development programmes," he said. | Chaired by the Deputy Presiden…

Martin Hacthoun (2024-03-08). Cuba investigates fr deputy prime minister and minister of Economy. plenglish.com Havana, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) The First Secretary of the Communist Party and President of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel, told the nation today about mistakes made by former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Planning, Alejandro Gil, in the performance of his duties.

ecns.cn (2024-03-08). Experts hail Government Work Report. ecns.cn China has set a rational GDP growth target that indicates substantial confidence and robustness in its economy and the government is working to ensure that the benefits of economic growth are shared by all.

ecns.cn (2024-03-08). Legislators eye growth boost. ecns.cn China is planning to strengthen its legislation concerning the economy this year to accelerate the creation of a new pattern of development and deepen reform across the board, an annual work report said.

ecns.cn (2024-03-08). Fiscal moves to bolster recovery. ecns.cn China will strengthen its proactive fiscal stance and improve the quality and efficiency of fiscal policy this year, to bolster economic recovery and high-quality development, the Ministry of Finance said.

ecns.cn (2024-03-08). Adviser: Rebound, growth on track. ecns.cn The economic development of China is set to witness more favorable conditions than unfavorable ones, while the underlying trend of economic rebound and long-term growth remains unchanged, a national political adviser said..

ecns.cn (2024-03-08). Shaolin Show: What do the China-made 'new three' represent?>. ecns.cn Chinese Premier Li Qiang said in his government work report that exports of the China-made "new three"in 2023 increased by nearly 30 percent year on year. What are the "new three"? What are their roles in China's economic development? Follow anchor Shaolin to learn more."ÄÄ…

Seth Sandronsky (2024-03-08). Book It: Reading About Heterodox Economics. counterpunch.org Opinion polls show that Americans want humane policies and politics. To this end, two recent books from Monthly Review Press on heterodox economics shed light on injuries of social class and progressive next steps. Michael D. Yates is the author of "Work Work Work: Labor, Alienation and Class Struggle" (2022). The editorial director of Monthly

WSWS (2024-03-08). Xi's economic agenda no answer to China's problems. wsws.org In his "work report" premier Li Qiang said the foundation for continuous economic recovery was "not solid."

ecns.cn (2024-03-08). Insights丨Economic expert: Technology-focused private sector advances new quality productive forces development. ecns.cn During the 2024 Two Sessions, new quality productive forces are frequently highlighted.

MEE staff (2024-03-08). Human rights group urges India to cease military ties with Israel. middleeasteye.net Human rights group urges India to cease military ties with Israel | Human Rights Forum lament over India's deepening economic and military ties with Israel, drawing attention to Adani's sale of combat drone to Israel as genocide deepens in Gaza. | | Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) and Israel…

newarab (2024-03-08). Vigilantes try to uphold order as war batters Gaza's Rafah. newarab.com Whether directing traffic or controlling prices, a group of vigilantes is determined to uphold order as five months of war have shattered any semblance of normalcy in Gaza's southernmost city of Their faces covered with black balaclavas, the so-called "Popular Committees of Protection" patrol Rafah where vast numbers of displaced people have sought refuge. | "We are hundreds of individuals and volunteers maintaining security and protecting citizens from high prices, organising public markets and transpor…

T.J. Coles (2024-03-08). The New Atheism at 20: How an Intellectual Movement Exploited Rationalism to Promote War. counterpunch.org Inspired by the attacks of September 11th, the New Atheism appeared on the scene shortly after the invasion of Iraq in 2003. It became immediately clear that the Four Horsemen were exploiting Enlightenment principles to justify the bombing of women and children in third world nations. Muslim terrorists are not aggrieved by Western foreign policy, the authors claim, but rather by their fanatical devotion to their faith. The decimation of Iraq was not motivated by elite US strategies to control oil markets, but because "god" told Bush to invade. The state does not exploit religious differences for cynical realpolit…

T.J. Coles (2024-03-08). The New Atheism at 20: How an Intellectual Movement Exploited Rationalism to Promote War. counterpunch.org Inspired by the attacks of September 11th, the New Atheism appeared on the scene shortly after the invasion of Iraq in 2003. It became immediately clear that the Four Horsemen were exploiting Enlightenment principles to justify the bombing of women and children in third world nations. Muslim terrorists are not aggrieved by Western foreign policy, the authors claim, but rather by their fanatical devotion to their faith. The decimation of Iraq was not motivated by elite US strategies to control oil markets, but because "god" told Bush to invade. The state does not exploit religious differences for cynical realpolit…

Angelina de los Santos (2024-03-08). Argentines Take Feminist Strike to the Streets on International Women's Day. truthout.org Argentinian women from all walks of life will take to the streets nationwide on 8 March, International Women's Day, as part of a feminist strike calling for an end to the country's growing poverty, which already affects 57% of the population of 46 million. The protesters' "most important demand" is a solution to Argentina's "food emergency", said María Claudia Albornoz, an activist from La… |

Taya Graham, Stephen Janis, Jayne Miller, The Real News Network. (2024-03-08). Why Did Baltimore Lavish Tens Of Millions In Tax Breaks? popularresistance.org Baltimore is often maligned as a shrinking city beset by crime and intractable poverty. But take a walk down President Street just south of Little Italy on a Friday night, and you will enter a world that appears far removed from the idea of a city that is terminally in decay. | Past the empty pavilions of the Inner Harbor and east of the city's increasingly troubled downtown business district, a cluster of towering high-rises emerges from the harbor like a defiant mountain range of concrete. | A cobblestone boulevard leads to a European-style thoroughfare dotted with a dazzling array of upscale restaurants and ou…

Isaac Nellist (2024-03-08). Albanese talks big on equality, leaves women trapped in poverty. greenleft.org.au Anthony Albanese's refusal to tackle structural disadvantage reveals his 'commitment to gender equality' is a farce, argues Isaac Nellist.

Hrishikesh Munshi, Rahul K Gajbhiye (2024-03-09). Correspondence] Strengthening global snakebite data for WHO's goal for 2030. thelancet.com Snakebite envenoming is a substantial but neglected public health issue, particularly in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs). Annually, there are approximately 4 ∑5—5 ∑4 million snakebites, 1 ∑8—2 ∑7 million cases of envenomation, 81‚Äà000—130‚Äà000 deaths from snakebites, and a considerably higher number of permanent disabilities from snakebites worldwide.1 Roughly 95% of these incidents occur in LMICs.1,2 Snakebite envenoming was initially overlooked by the WHO review of neglected tropical disease burden in 2007.

Jin-Long Wang (2024-03-09). Correspondence] Snakebite envenomation: first aid and rescue network. thelancet.com Snakebite envenomation is one of the most neglected tropical diseases according to WHO, and the harm caused by snakebite envenomation is immense.1,2 David A Warrell and David J Williams discussed the problems in the management of snakebite envenomation in low-income and middle-income settings and gave practical guidance in a Seminar.3 However, Warrell and Williams did not mention the role of first aid and pre-hospital rescue in the management of snakebite envenomation.

Inter Press Service (2024-03-08). Climate change hits rural women hardest. pressenza.com Heat waves and floods caused by climate change affect rural women more than men because they exacerbate inequalities, the By IPS correspondent | The study, "The Unjust Climate", says that "in low- and middle-income countries, female rural household heads suffer significantly greater financial losses than men each year". | On average, female-headed households lose eight percent more income from heat stress and three percent more from flooding than male-headed households. | In an average year, poor households lose…

Labor Video Project (2024-03-08). Lives Over Profits! At CPUC, Shut Waymo Robo Taxis & Defend Landlines From AT&T Closures. indybay.org

Luis Feliz Leon, Labor Notes. (2024-03-08). Toyota Workers At Critical Engine Plant Launch UAW Union Drive. popularresistance.org Auto workers at a Toyota engine plant in Troy, Missouri, have signed up 30 percent of their 1,000 co-workers to join the United Auto Workers (UAW)—a first at Toyota, the world's largest automaker, on the heels of the union's announcements of organizing campaigns at Volkswagen, Hyundai, and Mercedes-Benz. | Workers at the plant just outside St. Louis build 2.6 million cylinder heads per year. Should they stop building them, it would cut off supplies for all of the company's engine plants in North America. Toyota is still working to build up its supply of chips and other inventory, following pandemic lockdown…

NEOB (2024-03-08). Justice department and Multichoice partner against piracy. sanews.gov.za Justice department and Multichoice partner against piracy | The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development and the Multichoice Group have signed an anti-piracy memorandum of understanding (MOU). | The MoU will cover the following areas of collaboration: | Policy development and regulatory frameworks; | Capacity building and experience sharing; | Intellectual property rights protection and anti-piracy partnership, and | Monitoring and compliance. | The department's Director-General, Advocate Doctor Mashabane, said: "[This] marks another milestone in the government's efforts to fight broadcast and content…

teleSUR, odr, YSM (2024-03-08). Rusia convoca a la embajadora de EE.UU. para ser requerida. telesurtv.net A la embajadora se le entregó una nota oficial demandando que cese cualquier colaboración con las actividades de ONGs.

Zane McNeill (2024-03-08). Missouri Advances Bill Targeting Abortion-Specific Training in Medical Schools. truthout.org The Missouri House is advancing a bill aimed at limiting abortion-specific training at both private and public medical schools within the state. Sponsored by Rep. Justin Sparks (R), the bill, HB 2621, also seeks to prohibit collaborations between medical schools in Missouri and clinics located in other states for the provision of such training. "If a university or research institution is going to… |

teleSUR, odr, YSM (2024-03-07). Rusia convoca a la embajadora de EE.UU. para ser requerida. telesurtv.net A la embajadora se le entregó una nota oficial demandando que cese cualquier colaboración con las actividades de ONGs.

David Rovics (2024-03-08). Wadi Gaza is Arabic for Babi Yar and Aaron Bushnell is American for Szmuel Zygelboym. counterpunch.org The holocaust that is underway in Gaza is being enabled by the US government and denied by the mainstream US press. When the German Nazis and their Ukrainian collaborators massacred their Jewish, Roma, and other victims, they often coaxed them to the site of the massacre by offering them food. For media consumption, they had

greenleft.org.au (2024-03-08). Labor must listen to 81% saying ceasefire. greenleft.org.au

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-03-08). Comprehensive testing helps diagnose and manage rare genetic disorder. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Lauri's daughter, Christy, a genetic counselor at Mayo Clinic, was instrumental in getting Lauri the testing she needed for an accurate diagnosis. Multiple doctors and multiple examinations could not figure out why Lauri Sieben had spent much of her life "never feeling quite right" physically. Fortunately for Lauri, that changed after her daughter Christy began working as a genetic counselor in Mayo Clinic's Molecular Technologies Laboratory. After seeing similarities between the patient testing she was…

Pablo Rafael Fuentes (2024-03-08). Médicos cubanos en Djibouti atienden heridos de buque True Confidence. radiohc.cu La Habana, 8 mar (RHC) Médicos de la brigada cubana que labora en Djibouti atendieron a los heridos del buque portacontenedores True Confidence, el cual navegaba con bandera de Barbados y fue atacado por hutíes el miércoles, se conoció hoy.

Ruth Conniff (2024-03-08). Middle America: What Venomous GOP Attacks on Immigrants Really Mean. progressive.org Immigrant workers, crucial to the American agriculture industry, are extremely vulnerable to labor exploitation and human trafficking, writes Ruth Conniff.

teleSUR (2024-03-07). Chilean Senate Begins Processing the Pension Reform. telesurenglish.net On Wednesday, the Senate's Labor Committee began to study the bill for pension reform presented by Chilean President Gabriel Boric. | RELATED: | "The dialogue has just begun. The president has instructed us to be open to seeking formulas that allow us to increase the amount of pensions, which is the objective of this reform," Labor Minister Jeannete Jara said. | Presented in November 2022, the bill proposes the creation of a m…

Amy Goodman (2024-03-08). Katrina vanden Heuvel: Foreign Policy Undermines Best Proposals in Biden's SOTU. truthout.org President Biden delivered his State of the Union address Thursday night. In it, he made his case for a second term ahead of this year's presidential election, criticizing Republican front-runner Donald Trump without mentioning him by name, and highlighting his administration's policies to raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans, reinstate reproductive rights and provide support to Ukraine. |

albawaba (2024-03-08). 900 luxury watches go missing in a $13M scam. albawaba.com ALBAWABA — Japanese authorities are on the hunt to return 900 luxurious worth $12.6 million to their 190 owners, as they were on a watch rental site called Toke Match before the site's owner, who is suspected of selling he loaned from an owner back in January, fled to Dubai as reported by local media.The Osaka-based site, Toke Match, was a rental site that would loan luxurious goods like premium Rolex, Omegas and Tag Heuers watches from wealthy individuals to clients. Operated by mother company, Neo Reverse, which had terminated the service by the end of Jan. and announced plans to return all watches to the…

Helen Santoro (2024-03-08). Pharma's Secret Middlemen Are Poisoning Health Care. levernews.com Lawmakers from both parties and 39 state attorneys general joined forces to stop the shadowy corporate middlemen behind rising drug prices and the death of independent pharmacies. Now these reform efforts are in peril, following nearly $50 million in industry lobbying — including tens of thousands to Congress members who sponsored reform legislation.These largely unregulated middlemen, called pharmacy benefit managers, serve as intermediaries between insurers and pharmaceutical manufacturers, determining which drugs insurers will cover and how much they cost. But they are incentivized to opt for the most e…

ecns.cn (2024-03-08). Foreign capital in financial sector in focus. ecns.cn Chinese policymakers and political advisers during the ongoing two sessions have stressed the need to attract more foreign investment in the country's financial sector.

ecns.cn (2024-03-08). SPP committed to law-based business climate. ecns.cn Procuratorates have fully exerted their functions to provide higher-level judicial support for the equal development of various business entities, the promotion of innovation-driven development and the maintenance of financial security over the past year.

CADTM International (2024-03-08). Women, especially some of them, are the first victims of wars, the Far-Right and the international financial system. All on strike and long live intersectional feminist struggles! cadtm.org

M. Reza Behnam (2024-03-08). Cut From the Same Cloth: The United States and Israel in Palestine. counterpunch.org Revolutionaries in Iran in the 1970s referred to the United States as the "Great Satan" and to its ally, Israel, as the "little Satan." The truth of their rallying cry resounds today as Israel executes, unimpeded, its scorched earth policy in Gaza. The Israeli war on Gaza has been oiled by the military, financial and

Dean Baker (2024-03-08). Is "Greedflation" Over? counterpunch.org Peter Coy used his column to beg President Biden not to use the term "greedflation" to explain the runup in inflation since the pandemic. I am sympathetic to much of his argument, most importantly, the idea that corporations suddenly turned greedy is a bit far out. As Coy notes, corporations are always greedy. The real

ecns.cn (2024-03-08). Simplified payments to facilitate foreign visitors. ecns.cn China has unveiled a guideline to improve payment services, which experts say underscores top policymakers' strengthened focus on addressing any payment difficulties facing international visitors as the country aims to boost inbound tourism and attract foreign investment.

ecns.cn (2024-03-08). In Numbers: China's investment in R&D. ecns.cn

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-03-08). Mayo Clinic's strong performance in 2023 ignites healthcare transformation. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Fueled by strong performance across all activities in 2023, Mayo Clinic achieved remarkable progress toward its goal of transforming healthcare for people everywhere by making critical investments in valued staff, innovative facilities and pioneering digital technologies. Key performance highlights include: Industry-leading rankings from Newsweek and U.S. News & World Report. A record high of more than 2,500 active clinical trials for patients seeking new cures. Delivering high-quality, convenient care to patients through…

Ji Siqi (2024-03-08). Time to 'cut off' US outbound investment in China biotech firms like BGI Group and Wuxi AppTec: House panel. scmp.com Bipartisan support on show amid concern 'every bit of value flowing' to companies in the industry 'will be used to strengthen the CCP and the PLA'.

Derek Seidman (2024-03-08). Farmworker Festival Dials Up Pressure on Wendy's Billionaire Chairman. truthout.org Palm Beach, Florida, is one of our nation's true billionaire enclaves, whose denizens include some of the world's most powerful corporate barons, with sunny oceanfront estates valued at eight- and nine-digits. But for the next three days, the farmworkers who harvest the produce plenishing the menu items and grocery store shelves that deliver their profits, are coming to town. |

albawaba (2024-03-08). Iraqi resistance targets Rosh Pina airport with drone. albawaba.com The Islamic Resistance in Iraq has announced its second attack, targeting a military barracks at Rosh Pina Airport, an Israeli airport located in Rosh Pinna, near the Safed-Hatzor-Rosh Pina Industrial Park, in the occupied territories. The attack was carried out using a drone and is said to be in support of the people in Gaza.This comes after a pause in activities last month following an attack on an American base in Jordan, resulting in casualties among American soldiers. In response, the US launched airstrikes on Iranian-backed armed group sites in Iraq and Syria. The resumption of attacks by the Islamic Resist…

ecns.cn (2024-03-08). China takes big swings in 6G wireless technology R&D. ecns.cn China will step up the research and development of 6G wireless technology and launch an "artificial intelligence plus" initiative to leverage AI to promote new industrialization, the country's top industry regulator said on Friday.

Jackson Albert Mann (2024-03-08). The Historical Origin of "The Singing Union" mronline.org The early history of the Industrial Workers of the World has become the stuff of legend for the U.S. socialist left. Key to the legendary status of the early IWW is the notion that the organization was a "singing union."

albawaba (2024-03-08). Elon Musk faces $128 million lawsuit. albawaba.com ALBAWABA – A group of former Twitter executives recently filed a lawsuit seeking millions of dollars in unpaid severance against Elon Musk and his business X.The turbulent events surrounding Musk's purchase of the business in October 2022 are at the center of the case. Soon after the takeover, Musk fired Agrawal, Chief Legal Officer Vijaya Gadde, CFO Ned Segal, and General Counsel Sean Edgett.As to the court document, Musk was said to harbor resentment towards this particular group because of the protracted acquisition procedure. Agrawal is allegedly owed $128 million in severance pay, with Segal owing $44.5 mill…

Ammar Ali Jan, Federico Fuentes (2024-03-08). Pakistan: 'Imran Khan has been the beneficiary of hatred towards the ruling parties'. greenleft.org.au Green Left's Federico Fuentes spoke to Pakistani socialist Ammar Ali Jan of the Haqooq-

socialistproject (2024-03-08). IWD: What is Canadian Feminism? socialistproject.ca Demanding Equality argues that Canadian feminism was polyphonic; it was a chorus of diverse political voices rather than solos sung by a few women leaders.

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2024-03-06: News Headlines

Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation (2024-03-06). 2023 Brief on Sierra Leone. reliefweb.int Country: Sierra Leone | Source: Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation | Please refer to the attached file. | Sierra Leone has encountered various challenges, including global crises and internal political tension, which have greatly affected the economy and the lives of its citizens. The country's infrastructure has historically been underdeveloped, with transportation, energy, and communication systems needing improvement. Additionally, the high inflation rate has significantly impacted daily business operations, making it difficult for citizens to afford basic food commodities. | In response to these challenges, th…

Chris Hedges (2024-03-06). How private equity conquered America. mronline.org Blackstone, Apollo, and a handful of other firms are demolishing the US economy for short-term gain, and leaving workers and communities in the wreckage.

ecns.cn (2024-03-06). Senior adviser upbeat about HK's future. ecns.cn Former Hong Kong chief executive Leung Chun-ying has reaffirmed his unshakable confidence in China's bright future and Hong Kong's economy and says he hopes the two sessions will further align the city's advantages with the country's needs.

ecns.cn (2024-03-06). Shaolin Show: What do new quality productive forces mean?>. ecns.cn As China's two sessions kicked off, the term "new quality productive forces" has caught the eye of global media and experts. What does this term mean? How much will the Chinese economy be energized by such new forces? Follow anchor Shaolin to learn more.

eng.belta.by (2024-03-06). Belarusian economy minister satisfied with last year's performance. eng.belta.by Yuri Chebotar said: "Last year ended quite successfully for us. The gross domestic product growth rate totaled 103.9%. It was above the target. Real earnings of the population went up. Salaries rose by 11% and real pensions by 11% as well."

nosihle (2024-03-06). Government welcomes slight GDP growth. sanews.gov.za Government welcomes slight GDP growth | Government has welcomed the release of the latest Gross Domestic Product (GDP) figures by Statistics South Africa, which show a slight growth of 0.1% in the fourth quarter of 2023. | "This growth is particularly encouraging as it surpasses pre-pandemic levels. This indicates a resilient economy showing signs of recovery, and bettering previous strength," Minister in the Presidency, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, said on Wednesday. | In the fourth quarter, real GDP reached R1 158 billion, marking continuous improvement from the pre-COVID-19 level of R1 150 billion, although still bel…

Stephanie Kelton, Steven Hail (2024-03-06). MMT sees America through rapid economic recovery. independentaustralia.net

ecns.cn (2024-03-06). Policies can help China hit GDP goal. ecns.cn China has room to pursue a more proactive fiscal policy and an expansionary monetary policy, thereby boosting economic recovery and helping achieve the targeted economic growth of around 5 percent this year, experts said on Tuesday.

ecns.cn (2024-03-06). Legislators: New forces will bolster supply chains, growth. ecns.cn China's emphasis on developing new quality productive forces and advanced manufacturing by giving full play to the leading role of innovation, will enhance the resilience and competitiveness of its industrial and supply chains, and inject new impetus into the country's long-term economic growth.

eng.belta.by (2024-03-06). Ambassador: Belarus-Pakistan cooperation is based on mutual respect. eng.belta.by The Pakistan Embassy in Minsk has held a reception to mark the 84th | Pakistan Day and the 30th anniversary of the establishment of | Belarus-Pakistan diplomatic relations.

eng.belta.by (2024-03-06). Belarus' PM: Export should be a priority. eng.belta.by Export should be a priority, Belarus' Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko | said at a meeting of the board of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 6 | March, BelTA has learned.

eng.belta.by (2024-03-06). Belarus, Uzbekistan discuss joint industrial projects. eng.belta.by The parties discussed issues related to the implementation of agreements | reached during the visit of Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko | to Uzbekistan, and the second forum of regions of the two countries.

eng.belta.by (2024-03-06). Moscow to host CIS International Economic Forum on 28-29 March. eng.belta.by The forum will feature 21 sections, and more than 2,000 participants. | The event will highlight issues related to cooperation between the CIS | member states in logistics, customs, construction, industrial | cooperation, migration policy, medicine, tourism, sustainable…

eng.belta.by (2024-03-06). New company at China-Belarus Industrial Park Great Stone to make IC packaging. eng.belta.by The company will produce metal-ceramic packages for integrated circuits. These packages make IC safe and easy to install.

Isabel Ortiz (2024-03-06). The World Social Forum: The counterweight to the World Economic Forum. cadtm.org

noreply (2024-03-06). Indian Home Minister; Trial Court Judges; Two Supreme Court Judges; Sanctioning Authority Stand Convicted in Public's Eyes! — Professor G. N. Saibaba's Acquittal. pilwatchgroup.blogspot.com by | P.S. Sahni & | Shobha Aggarwal | | Countercurrents.org had published our article — within | 9 days of Saibaba's arrest (euphemism for abduction) on 9 May 2014. The article | titled: | "Professor G.N. Saibaba — A Prisoner of Conscience" | was published on 18 May 2014. See Ten years of his life — as | also of others incarcerated with him — has gone waste. Their careers have been | ruined; family members devastated and underwent extreme economic hardships. The | acq…

Rhoda Wilson (2024-03-06). UK's planned energy transition to net zero is an unprecedented act of economic self-harm. expose-news.com In the run-up to Budget Day today, 6 March, a new paper by a former World Bank economist and published by The Global Warming Policy Foundation warns that the UK's current decarbonisation …

Saleem Samad (2024-03-06). Japan to tie landlocked Northeast India with Bangladesh. pressenza.com Hopes for the Red Sun finally glimmer lights over landlocked northeast India and plans to connect with landlocked states with Bangladesh, which has been deemed as geostrategic significance to Japan. | Japan after the brutal Second World War has developed several proven friends of South Asia and is edging closer to Bangladesh and India for socio-economic development. | Many think tanks say Japan has enlarged its diplomatic vision in a bid to counter the economic hegemony of China, which has set its eyes on South Asia. | Well, Japan has been a major donor and development partner since the war-ravaged Bangladesh, 52…

ecns.cn (2024-03-06). Cloud service providers gaze abroad with excitement. ecns.cn Chinese cloud computing companies are scrambling to expand their presence in overseas cloud service markets.

latintimes (2024-03-06). Asian Stocks Advance After Global Markets Fall On Tech Sell-off. latintimes.com Gold prices and bitcoin hit all-time highs Tuesday before reversing gains, while the sell-off in some technology stocks hit many markets around the world.

DikelediM (2024-03-06). Accomplishments and hurdles along the job creation journey. sanews.gov.za Accomplishments and hurdles along the job creation journey | The Gauteng Department of Employment and Labour says creating employment and the management thereof has been a mixture of success and challenges in the province. | The department was presenting its provincial overview in terms of service delivery and the job creation mandate to the Employment Standard (ES) Board. | The ES Board is in the province to engage directly with the Department of Employment and Labour's management in Gauteng, the Sheltered Employment Enterprises (SEE) and Employment Solutions. The visit started on Tuesday and will conclude today…

teleSUR, JCM (2024-03-06). Asamblea Popular de China realizan segunda sesión de trabajos. telesurtv.net Zhao Leji, presidente ejecutivo del presidium de la sesión, presidió la reunión. El primer ministro chino, Li Qiang, presentó el informe sobre la labor del Gobierno.

teleSUR, JCM (2024-03-05). Asamblea Popular de China realizan segunda sesión de trabajos. telesurtv.net Zhao Leji, presidente ejecutivo del presidium de la sesión, presidió la reunión. El primer ministro chino, Li Qiang, presentó el informe sobre la labor del Gobierno.

greenleft.org.au (2024-03-06). Labor must listen to 81% saying ceasefire. greenleft.org.au

International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (2024-03-06). Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between MoENR, Bhutan, and ICIMOD. reliefweb.int Country: Bhutan | Source: International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development | Thimphu, Bhutan — March 5, 2024 | The Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (MoENR) and the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) have entered into a long-term collaboration and cooperation through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today, at the MoENR headquarter in Thimphu. | The Royal Government of Bhutan (RGoB) is one of the founding members of ICIMOD since its establishment in 1983. Previously, ICIMOD collaborated with RGoB through periodic Memoranda of Understanding, e…

Joe DeManuelle-Hall, Labor Notes. (2024-03-06). Rail Machinists Rerun Contested Election. popularresistance.org A new election for top officers will be held in Machinists District Lodge 19 on May 3, after complaints about bad addresses and campaigning at polling locations during a close vote last year. | The new vote for president and secretary-treasurer will establish who will set the union's approach to the upcoming contract fight with the big freight rail carriers. Negotiations between the 13 rail unions and the carriers begin later this year. | District Lodge 19 represents 8,000 machinists who repair locomotives and heavy equipment for carriers including CSX, BNSF, and Union Pacific.

Julia Conley, Common Dreams. (2024-03-06). First Western Leader Referred To ICC As 'Accessory To Genocide In Gaza'. popularresistance.org Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese is one of several Western leaders who have provided political and material support of the Israeli government and military over the past five months as their bombardment of Gaza has killed more than 30,000 people, but on Monday he became the first to be referred to the International Criminal Court for being an "accessory to genocide." | More than 100 lawyers supported the referral under Article 15 of the Rome Statute, arguing that Albanese, a member of the Labor Party, as well as members of his Cabinet and of Parliament, have provided Israel with "rhetorical support in th…

Scaling Up Nutrition (2024-03-06). Championing change: Chad's youth leading the charge against malnutrition. reliefweb.int Country: Chad | Source: Scaling Up Nutrition | In Chad, a pivotal step forward in addressing malnutrition has been the recent establishment of the Réseau des Jeunes pour la Nutrition (RéJNuT), or the Youth Network for Nutrition. Led by Mr. Kossi Clément TAMBAYE, the Secretary General, and in collaboration with the national SUN Media Network (RJTN), and SUN Civil society platform, this initiative underscores the critical role of youth engagement in the fight against malnutrition, supported by the SUN Movement and Action Against Hunger (ACF). | RéJNuT, officially launched to address the pressing nutritional chal…

UN Children's Fund (2024-03-06). ADB and UNICEF join hands to strengthen climate resilient water and sanitation services in two major cities of Pakistan. reliefweb.int Country: Pakistan | Source: UN Children's Fund | New partnership will benefit up to 1.5 million people | Islamabad, Pakistan, 5 March 2024 — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today signed a Letter of Understanding (LOU) to collaborate on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and solid waste management interventions under an ADB-funded project in the cities of Rawalpindi and Bahawalpur in Punjab province of Pakistan. | The agreement was signed by Yong Ye, ADB Country Director for Pakistan, and Abdullah Fadil, UNICEF's Representative in Pakistan, at UNICEF's Pa…

Gabisile (2024-03-06). SA, Czech Republic to collaborate on science, tech and innovation. sanews.gov.za SA, Czech Republic to collaborate on science, tech and innovation | The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Ji≈ôí Kozák, recently visited the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to explore potential areas of collaboration with South Africa. | The Deputy Minister was in South Africa for bilateral political consultations with the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO). | Organised by the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), Kozák toured the CSIR's National Centre for Nanostructured Materials and the Cybersecurity Operations Centre t…

infobrics (2024-03-06). BRICS Green Cooperation: Pioneering Sustainable Development for a Greener Future. infobrics.org The BRICS nations – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – represent a formidable coalition of emerging economies united by a shared commitment to sustainable development and environmental protection. Collaborating under BRICS, these countries have embarked on a collective path to promote green initiatives and advance environmental sustainability on a global scale…

Labor Video Project (2024-03-06). Newsom's Prop 1 Press Conference Disrupted in SF: No Privatization of Mental Health. indybay.org At a press conference by Governor Gavin Newsom to support California proposition 1, which will privatize mental health services and take away rights of mentally disabled, protesters spoke out disrupting the press conference. The anti-labor ballot initiative is supported by the leadership of SEIU2015, SEIU 1021, UBC and other unions despite the fact it will destroy public jobs.

Labor Video Project (2024-03-06). Breed "Sucking Up To SEIU" While Attacking SF City Workers With 2% Wages & Privatization. indybay.org San Francisco Mayor London Breed was accused by Gavin Newsom of "sucking up to the SEIU" by wearing a purple dress. At the same time she is attacking City workers by only offering 2% which amounts to a wage cut and also continuing to outsource City jobs to non-profits. There is also a massive corruption crisis in the City.

latintimes (2024-03-06). Peru PM Resigns Over Influence-peddling Claims. latintimes.com Otarola has denied any violation of Peruvian labor laws or other wrongdoing.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-03-06). Comprehensive testing helps diagnose and manage rare genetic disorder. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Lauri's daughter, Christy, a genetic counselor at Mayo Clinic, was instrumental in getting Lauri the testing she needed for an accurate diagnosis. Multiple doctors and multiple examinations could not figure out why Lauri Sieben had spent much of her life "never feeling quite right" physically. Fortunately for Lauri, that changed after her daughter Christy began working as a genetic counselor in Mayo Clinic's Molecular Technologies Laboratory. After seeing similarities between the patient testing she was…

Dean Baker (2024-03-06). The Estate Tax Exemption is $27.2 Million for a Couple. counterpunch.org The New York Times had a piece on the tax code changes that will take effect next year unless Congress acts to extend current provisions. One of the items on this list is an increase in the amount of wealth exempted from the estate tax. The piece lists the amount currently exempted as $13.6 million,

Mustafa Abu Sneineh, Mondoweiss. (2024-03-06). 'Operation Al-Aqsa Flood' Day 150: Israel Is 'Engineering Famine' In Gaza. popularresistance.org Thousands of families in the Gaza Strip are barely finding enough food to cook a meal for their children as Israel's military aggression and aid blockade continue for the 150th day. | At least a quarter of Gaza's population is just a step away from famine, with already reported deaths of babies and children in homes and hospitals. | Prices of the little fruits and vegetables available on the market have soared, and non-essential products such as coffee have skyrocketed, with one kilogram sold at $100 (360 shekels). | The most expensive cup of coffee is now to be found, not in Paris or the Maldives, but in Gaza, a…

WSWS (2024-03-06). Surge in gold and bitcoin prices points to concerns over stability of US dollar. wsws.org Amid a developing global slump there is a growing financial bubble that increasingly resembles that which preceded the crisis of 2008.

eng.belta.by (2024-03-06). FM: West resorts to illegitimate transport, financial blockade on Belarus. eng.belta.by Relations between Belarus and Western partners predictably continued to deteriorate in 2023. The West has gone as far as to impose an illegitimate transport and financial blockade on our country, Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sergei Aleinik said.

Global Research News (2024-03-06). Selected Articles: Sending NATO Soldiers to Ukraine Is "Apocalypse Warning," Says Slovak Prime Minister. globalresearch.ca By Fico also highlighted Ukraine's inability to resolve the conflict despite the West's substantial financial and military aid. He emphasised that an …

Santa Cruz News Network (2024-03-06). Tallying Election Contributions Made by Development Interests in the City of Santa Cruz. indybay.org Real estate and development interests continue to flood political campaigns in the City of Santa Cruz with large cash contributions. In the lead up to the March 5, 2024 election, financial documents show construction and development interests have provided the vast majority of the funding for the No on Measure M campaign. Santa Cruz Together, the political action committee heavily financed by real estate and property development interests, spent more than $14,000 on a city-wide campaign mailer in support of four Santa Cruz City Council candidates: Shebreh Kalantari-Johnson, Sonja Brunner, Susie O'Hara, and Gabrie…

albawaba (2024-03-06). Starbucks lays off 2,000 employees due to boycott. albawaba.com ALBAWABA – The Middle Eastern franchisee of Starbucks has initiated the termination of around 2,000 employees from its coffee establishments throughout the region in response to boycotts caused by the Israel-Hamas conflict in Gaza.AlShaya Group, the retail conglomerate responsible for Starbucks' Middle Eastern operations, is reportedly planning to terminate the employment of over 2,000 workers as a consequence of the extensive consumer boycotts associated with the ongoing Gaza conflict.The Middle Eastern and North African locations of Alshaya Group, which is headquartered in Kuwait and owns franchise rights for n…

Basit Mahmood (2024-03-06). Richest households will gain 12x more from National Insurance cut than poorest, think-tank warns. leftfootforward.org The chancellor is preparing to announce the second big cut to employment taxes in a year, after his decision to cut national insurance rates by 2p at last year's autumn statement, portraying it as a pre-election giveaway…

Staff (2024-03-06). Super Tuesday: Biden, Trump Head to Rematch; Schiff Helps Garvey Place in CA; AIPAC Suffers Setback. democracynow.org On Super Tuesday, millions of voters cast ballots in primaries across the United States, and we look at key contests in California, North Carolina, Arizona and elsewhere with American Prospect executive editor David Dayen. He says the California race to fill the seat of the late Senator Dianne Feinstein highlighted the ideological fight inside the Democratic Party, with centrist Congressmember Adam Schiff successfully boxing out his more progressive rivals by spending millions to elevate the profile of Republican candidate Steve Garvey. Both men are now headed to the general election, where Schiff is all but cert…

tvbrics (2024-03-06). Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank to provide funds to boost Brazil's development. tvbrics.com The parties discussed long-term co-operation…

Basit Mahmood (2024-03-06). GB News reports 40% increase in losses to £42 million. leftfootforward.org GB News is owned by All Perspectives Ltd, a holding company backed by hedge fund millionaire Sir Paul Marshall and investment firm Legatum, amongst others, with Marshall pumping millions into the channel.

ecns.cn (2024-03-06). Saudi-hosted show makes a huge 'leap'. ecns.cn The largest tech show in the Middle East, LEAP 2024, hosted by Saudi Arabia in Riyadh, is drawing multiple investments, including from Chinese companies, in sectors from healthcare to smart cities and from fintech to future energy.

ecns.cn (2024-03-06). China planning a further boost to R&D. ecns.cn China's investment in research and development rose 8.1 percent last year to more than 3.3 trillion yuan ($458.4 billion), Science and Technology Minister Yin Hejun said in Beijing on Tuesday.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-03-06). Mayo Clinic's strong performance in 2023 ignites healthcare transformation. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Fueled by strong performance across all activities in 2023, Mayo Clinic achieved remarkable progress toward its goal of transforming healthcare for people everywhere by making critical investments in valued staff, innovative facilities and pioneering digital technologies. Key performance highlights include: Industry-leading rankings from Newsweek and U.S. News & World Report. A record high of more than 2,500 active clinical trials for patients seeking new cures. Delivering high-quality, convenient care to patients through…

Lara Witt, Maya Schenwar, Truthout. (2024-03-06). Media Organizations Come Together For A Free Palestine. popularresistance.org The United States-backed Israeli siege and genocide in Gaza is entering its sixth month. Israel's relentless bombings and executions by Israeli snipers and soldiers have killed more than 30,000 Palestinians in Gaza, with thousands more uncounted and decomposing under the rubble, and more than 70,000 injured. Reports by nonprofit agencies and organizations have detailed the Israeli military's numerous war crimes, including abductions, torture and sexual violence against Palestinians. More than 2.3 million Palestinians are at risk of dying from Israeli-imposed starvation, indiscriminate bombing, the spread of disea…

WSWS (2024-03-06). Steward Health Care: Massachusetts hospital chain held hostage to private equity parasitism. wsws.org The Steward affair is one of the most insidious instances of putting profit maximization before human need. The health care provider is the third-largest hospital owner in Massachusetts and has dozens of hospitals across nine states plus facilities in Colombia, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

tvbrics (2024-03-06). Egypt to change regulations for health facilities. tvbrics.com New rules presented by the country's Minister of Health and Population…

Rhoda Wilson (2024-03-06). MEP Rob Roos: The elites have decided we are "living wrongly" and "everything must change" in the name of "climate change" expose-news.com The ruling class, which controls politics, wants farmers to disappear by crushing them with one regulation after another and then concluding trade agreements with the entire world where they see fit, all …

Editor (2024-03-06). Mar 6, 2024. sitrepworld.info ‚ô´ Anne-Sophie Mutter, Daniel Barenboim, Yo-Yo Ma — Beethoven: Triple Concerto How does the genocidal regime expect to defend its industrial heartland against Hezbollah? by Don Hank Day 151, Mondo: Israel 'campaigns' to end UNRWA in Gaza Strip Why Are Arab Regimes So Impotent in the Face of Zionist Barbarism?, by Kevin Barrett The Documented (And Suppressed) History Of Palestine & Zionism — Ryan Cristián Video Israeli Peace Activists agree War must end with some form of Democracy for All, by Atalia Omer China: Palestine has right to armed struggle, by John Catalinotto Aaron Bushnell,…

greenleft.org.au (2024-03-06). Social workers take unprotected industrial action for Palestine. greenleft.org.au

ecns.cn (2024-03-06). AI industrial chain spurred on by Sora. ecns.cn China's artificial intelligence industrial chains, including computing power, cloud servers and data centers, are expected to usher in unprecedented development opportunities amid a worldwide frenzy around Sora.

english.almanar.com.lb (2024-03-06). Heavy Damage in Israeli settlements as Hezbollah Avenges Killing of 3 Lebanese in Houla. english.almanar.com.lb Israeli media reported on Wednesday losses in northern settlements as Hezbollah retaliated for the Israeli attacks on south Lebanon which claimed lives of three citizens, including a woman, on Tuesday. Israeli media reported heavy damage to an industrial chicken coop in in Avivim, which was hit an anti-tank missile fired from Lebanon overnight. For its …

infobrics (2024-03-06). India and Russia in Talks Over Long-term Oil Deals. infobrics.org New Delhi reportedly wants to secure a steady supply of crude instead of one-off purchases…

teleSUR (2024-03-05). Venezuela Holds Events in Honor of Hugo Chavez. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, the young people of the United Socialist Party (PSUV) will lead a solemn event at the "Mountain Barracks," where the remains of former President Hugo Chavez, the historical leader of the Bolivarian Revolution, rest. | RELATED: | "Eleven years after Commander Chavez's sowing, we ratify his legacy: a powerful revolutionary identity that brings together the forces of the emancipatory deeds in our Amerca's history. Chavez lives and…

Freedom Socialist Party (2024-03-06). Sunday 3/17: Deep Care — A history of radical reproductive rights activism and lessons for today. indybay.org New Valencia Hall, 747 Polk St., San Francisco | 7 blocks from Civic Center BART& on or near the #5, 19, 27, 31, 38, 49 Muni bus lines | Also available online — to register: bit.ly/DeepCare-March17

Socialist Organizer (2024-03-06). Saturday 3/9: Women in the Palestinian Struggle. indybay.org Register in advance on zoom…

albawaba (2024-03-05). Russians to open Stalin death investigation after 71 years. albawaba.com ALBAWABA – According to Erem News, the Russian Communist Party including protestors taking to the streets demanded that the Russian Federal Security Service and top prosecutors investigate the death of Joseph Stalin in 1953.The

Government of the Philippines (2024-03-06). Philippines: DSWD DROMIC Report #3 on the Armed Conflict in Iloilo as of 06 March 2024, 6AM. reliefweb.int Country: Philippines | Source: Government of the Philippines | Please refer to the attached file. | I. Situation Overview | On 28 February 2024 at around 3AM, an armed conflict transpired between the troops of the 61st Infantry (Hunter) Battalion and Communist NPA Terrorists (CNT) of Southern Panay Front, Komiteng Rehiyon-Panay in the Municipality of San Joaquin,, | Iloilo which resulted in the displacement of affected families / individuals and several reported casualties. | On March 04, 2024 at around 4: 40 PM, series of encounter occurred in Brgy. Igsolique, Miagao, Iloilo and Brgy. Igcabito-on during the…

Ji Siqi (2024-03-06). TikTok told to break with China's Communist Party or lose access to US users. scmp.com New push by American lawmakers would give TikTok parent company ByteDance 165 days to divest, else the popular app would no longer be available on app stores.

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Angela (2024-03-05). Wednesday 3/13: Virtual Meeting: Local Peace Economy. indybay.org

ecns.cn (2024-03-05). Gov't Work Report lays out economic plan for 2024. ecns.cn China aims to see economic expansion at around 5 percent for 2024, unchanged from last year, as the world's second-largest economy will leverage intensified and targeted macro policies to sustain stable growth.

ecns.cn (2024-03-05). China's 5% GDP target in line with govt goals. ecns.cn The 5 percent growth target outlined in the annual Government Work Report is in line with China's aim to create 12 million urban jobs this year and turn itself into a mid-level developed economy by 2035, said head of the report's drafting task force on Tuesday.

ecns.cn (2024-03-05). China pushes for 5% GDP growth. ecns.cn China aims to see economic expansion at around 5 percent for 2024, unchanged from last year, as the world's second-largest economy will leverage intensified and targeted macro policies to sustain stable growth.

ecns.cn (2024-03-05). China aims to add over 12 million new urban jobs in 2024. ecns.cn China's central government aims to create over 12 million new urban jobs in 2024, with surveyed urban unemployment rate of around 5.5 percent, according to the Government Work Report delivered by Chinese Premier Li Qiang in Beijing on Tuesday.

ecns.cn (2024-03-05). China to pursue high-quality opening-up, shorten 'negative list' for foreign investment: Premier Li Qiang. ecns.cn China will ramp up efforts to attract foreign investment, including further shortening the "negative list" for foreign investment, and all market access restrictions on foreign investment in manufacturing will be abolished.

Rhoda Wilson (2024-03-05). UK government colludes with Big Tech to tackle "misinformation" ahead of elections. expose-news.com The UK has a new Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Tech and the Digital Economy, Conservative MP Saqib Bhatti, and the politician seems very enthusiastic when talking about things like "cooperation" with …

Robert J. Burrowes (2024-03-05). Historical Analysis of the Global Elite: Ransacking the World Economy Until 'You'll Own Nothing.'. globalresearch.ca

ecns.cn (2024-03-05). 'Irresistible' opportunities in economy. ecns.cn China will continue to be one of the most dynamic economies in the world, making great contributions to the global economy and providing irresistible development opportunities to high-tech companies from developed countries.

ecns.cn (2024-03-05). China sets 2024 GDP growth target at around 5%. ecns.cn China on Tuesday set a growth target of around 5 percent for its economy in 2024, which exceeds expectations of some international institutions, demonstrating that the country's top policymakers remain confident in maintaining stable growth.

Frank Chen (2024-03-05). China's 'two sessions' 2024: as GDP gap with US widens, will the 'East wind' prevail? scmp.com Many had predicted China to surpass the US in terms of GDP by the middle of this century, but recent trends suggest such a swap may be farther off — if it even happens at all.

tvbrics (2024-03-05). Several sectors in Brazil show positive dynamics under Lula's government. tvbrics.com Among them are the economy, education and health care…

ecns.cn (2024-03-05). In Numbers: China's economic, social progress in 2023. ecns.cn

infobrics (2024-03-05). BRICS+ — All Roads Now Lead to a New World Order. infobrics.org Bretton Woods economic system created after WWII, dominated by West, is no more relevant…

Orinoco Tribune 2 (2024-03-05). Rocky Road to Dedollarization: Sergei Glazyev Interview. orinocotribune.com Very few people in Russia and across the Global South are as qualified as Sergei Glazyev, member of Russian Academy of Sciences, who also serves as commissioner for integration and macroeconomics at the Eurasian Economic Union, to speak about the drive, the challenges and the pitfalls in the road towards de-dollarization. | As the Global South issues widespread calls for real financial stability; India inside the

Prof. Babafemi A. Badejo (2024-03-05). The Economic Scramble for Africa: Global Players Exploring Opportunities Within African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2024-03-05). Deepening economic problems as China's National People's Congress meets. wsws.org Yesterday it was announced that Premier Li Qiang will not hold a press conference, the first time this has happened in 30 years.

Gerard Boyce (2024-03-05). The Nuclear Meltdown That Is The Inevitable Result Of Greater Competition For Junior Partner Status In A Possible Coalition Government In South Africa. counterpunch.org Last month, Julius Malema, leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), the self-styled leftist party that is the third largest political party in the South African Parliament, announced that, if elected to power, an EFF government would re-hire controversial former public utility ESKOM CEO's Brian Molefe and Matshela Koko to end the phenomenon of rolling electricity blackouts that

Isabel Ortiz (2024-03-05). The World Social Forum: The counterweight to the World Economic Forum. cadtm.org

eng.belta.by (2024-03-05). $120m in taxes paid by China-Belarus industrial park Great Stone since foundation. eng.belta.by Alesya Abramenko said: "The total sum of taxes paid to the state budget since resident companies and the joint company have started operating exceeds $120 million. Three times more than the money the state has spent on infrastructure."

eng.belta.by (2024-03-05). Belarusian BelAZ to upgrade one of main assembly shops. eng.belta.by This assembly shop manufactures haul trucks with the carrying capacities of 130-136 tonnes and 220-240 tonnes. These are some of the most popular carrying capacity ranges on the world market.

eng.belta.by (2024-03-05). Days of Belarusian regions at VDNKh in Moscow praised as highly effective. eng.belta.by Ambassador Dmitry Krutoi noted that Grodno Oblast has become the third region of Belarus to present itself at VDNKh: Brest Oblast and Vitebsk Oblast have already had their displays this year.

chinausfocus.com (2024-03-05). BRICS Positions Itself for Leadership of Developing WorldCalling for "greater representation of emerging markets and developing countries" in international institutions, from the United Nations and its Security Council to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank, BRICS is also emerging as the …

newarab (2024-03-05). French probe on 'Saied dictatorship' sparks Tunisian uproar. newarab.com A French channel has aired an investigation on the 'dictatorship' of Kais Saied, sparking controversy in Tunisia and risking diplomatic ties between Paris and Tunis. | On Sunday at midnight, hundreds of Tunisians tuned in to watch "Exclusive investigation: Between Poverty and Dictatorship, The Grand Step Backwards," a one-hour investigation on the shrinking freedoms within the North African country, produced by the private French channel, M6. | The investigation had already ruffled Tunisian officials' feathers before its official broadcast. | On 29 February, Tunisia's Prime Minister, Ahmed Hachani, praised his…

Emma Curchin (2024-03-05). Millionaires Stopped Contributing to Social Security on March 2, 2024. counterpunch.org Just two months into 2024, millionaires are about to stop contributing to Social Security for the rest of the year. Most of us pay income and payroll taxes on all of our earnings, all year round. A portion of this taxed income goes toward Social Security, the vital program that provides retirement, disability, and survivor

WSWS (2024-03-05). Migrant worker exploitation escalates in New Zealand. wsws.org Migrant exploitation, with tens of thousands brought into the country often to work as virtual slave labour, is an entrenched feature of New Zealand capitalism.

WSWS (2024-03-05). Migrant worker exploitation escalates in New Zealand. wsws.org Migrant exploitation, with tens of thousands brought into the country, often to work as virtual slave labour, is an entrenched feature of New Zealand capitalism.

newarab (2024-03-05). Galloway's win: Is Gaza causing a shift in UK politics?>. newarab.com George Galloway's In his victory speech, Galloway took aim at Labour leader Keir Starmer, saying "Keir Starmer – this is for Gaza," adding that "millions" are p…

David Bacon (2024-03-05). A strategic cross-border labor alliance. mronline.org A relationship between a U.S. and a Mexican union, forged in the face of NAFTA, has borne fruit over decades of struggle. Two leaders reflect on the importance of international solidarity.

ecns.cn (2024-03-05). NPC HK deputy proposes increasing paid annual leave days to boost tourism and consumption. ecns.cn Considering that the implementation of working hours and paid annual leave in China is not ideal and there is insufficient protection for the young labor force, Kenneth Fok Kai-kong, a deputy from the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) to the 14th National People's Congress.

Labor Video Project (2024-03-05). At Palestine Rally Labor Speakers Demand an End To Genocide & Nurse Calls for Labor Action. indybay.org At a rally for Palestine in SF labor speakers spoke and a nurse called for labor action to stop the genocide.

Labor Video Project (2024-03-05). Newsom's Prop 1 Press Conference Disrupted in SF: No Privatization of Mental Health. indybay.org At a press conference by Governor Gavin Newsom to support California proposition 1, which will privatize mental health services and take away rights of mentally disabled, protesters spoke out disrupting the press conference. The anti-labor ballot initiative is supported by the leadership of SEIU2015, SEIU 1021, UBC and other unions despite the fact it will destroy public jobs.

teleSUR, JCM (2024-03-05). Asamblea Popular de China realizan segunda sesión de trabajos. telesurtv.net Zhao Leji, presidente ejecutivo del presidium de la sesión, presidió la reunión. El primer ministro chino, Li Qiang, presentó el informe sobre la labor del Gobierno.

WSWS (2024-03-05). Kentucky seeks to remove child labor restrictions. wsws.org The bill is part of the effort by the American ruling class to turn back the clock to the time when American capitalism was built through the use of child labor and horrendous working conditions in factories, mills and mines.

albawaba (2024-03-05). LEAP24 kicks off in Riyadh with $11.9B in investment deals. albawaba.com ALBAWABA – With over 1,800 local and foreign exhibitors, more than 1,000 technical specialists, and 600 startup firms, LEAP24, the biggest technology show in the globe, has opened its doors to visitors in Riyadh on Monday, with Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Abdulla Al-Swaha, announcing the conference will hold over its three days, $11.9 billion worth of investment agreements as reported by Arab News.LEAP24, held from Mar. 4—7, is organized by the Saudi Federation for Cybersecurity, Programming, and Drones in collaboration with the Ministry of Communications and Information Technolog…

EcoWaste Coalition (2024-03-05). Warning Out on Nonstop Online Sale of Imported Leaded Paints. pressenza.com 4 March 2024, Quezon City. Aside from mercury-containing skin-lightening products, online shopping platforms are also rife with imported paint products with undisclosed concentrations of lead in brazen violation of the country's national ban on such products. | Coinciding with the 3.3. online shopping sales yesterday, the toxics watchdog group EcoWaste Coalition monitored and found dozens of product listings for spray paint brands with one or more colors containing lead above the 90 parts per million (ppm) as confirmed by laboratory tests commissioned by the group. | It will be recalled that DENR A.O. 2013-24, or…

greenleft.org.au (2024-03-05). Jewish Council of Australia urges Labor to reject racism against Palestinians fleeing Gaza. greenleft.org.au

greenleft.org.au (2024-03-05). Labor must listen to 81% saying ceasefire. greenleft.org.au

greenleft.org.au (2024-03-05). Labor under pressure from protests over Gaza genocide. greenleft.org.au

greenleft.org.au (2024-03-05). Max Chandler-Mather: 'Labor is the political wing of the banking and property industry'. greenleft.org.au

Ileana Ferrer Fonte (2024-03-05). Tramway workers hold strike in Argentina. plenglish.com According to the UTA, the protest occurs after two months of hearings at the Labor Secretariat without a proposal for salary increases. | This action also includes similar procedures carried out by the education and railway sectors, in which participants denounced the Government's refusal to update payments in a context marked by adjustment and high inflation. | They also condemned eliminating funds for those sectors, especially in the provinces. | Last week, members of the Construction Workers' Union (UOCRA) in Buenos Aires gathered outside the Secretariat to denounce thousands of layoffs due to the interruptio…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2024-03-05). The United Kingdom: Zionism's Covert Nerve Center. libya360.wordpress.com Kit Klarenberg Britain's century-long commitment to Zionism and collaboration with Israel today plays a frequently overlooked role in perpetuating the oppression and genocide against Palestinians. Britain's role in sustaining the Zionist entity On 9 February, British Defense Minister James Heappey informed parliament that Israeli military operatives are "currently … posted in the UK," both within…

jamanetwork (2024-03-05). Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. jamanetwork.com Of course death can happen at any hour. Like this: after birth, at dawn, the sun pressing through thick hospital windows, climbing peach walls of the delivery room, ending the long labor in the operating room. Cutting the baby from where she would not come. My snug gloves, warmth and wetness of birth, every single one. Except she was to die; hole at her center, bowel peristalsing her chest. Months you knew too, carrying her, she moved inside, so different from your miscarriages. Placental separation, inarched to the heart-lung machine, floors junked with effort. Luminescent skin of lanugo, newborn hirsutism; love…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-03-05). Comprehensive testing helps diagnose and manage rare genetic disorder. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Lauri's daughter, Christy, a genetic counselor at Mayo Clinic, was instrumental in getting Lauri the testing she needed for an accurate diagnosis. Multiple doctors and multiple examinations could not figure out why Lauri Sieben had spent much of her life "never feeling quite right" physically. Fortunately for Lauri, that changed after her daughter Christy began working as a genetic counselor in Mayo Clinic's Molecular Technologies Laboratory. After seeing similarities between the patient testing she was…

Rhoda Wilson (2024-03-05). Covid wasn't an accident — it was a crime. expose-news.com If SARS-CoV2 was leaked from a laboratory, by accident, then why did totalitarianism spring up all around us? Why did many countries almost simultaneously impose lockdowns, masking, censorship, political crackdowns, de-platforming and …

teleSUR, odr, YSM (2024-03-05). Trabajadores denuncian precarización laboral en Uruguay. telesurtv.net El exministro ha llevado una gestión muy cuestionada por la pérdida salarial de los trabajadores.

teleSUR, odr, YSM (2024-03-04). Trabajadores denuncian precarización laboral en Uruguay. telesurtv.net El exministro ha llevado una gestión muy cuestionada por la pérdida salarial de los trabajadores.

teleSUR (2024-03-04). Argentine Teachers Start National Strike. telesurenglish.net On Monday, the General Confederation of Labor (CGT) led a national strike to demand salary improvements and other demands. | RELATED: | Previously, the administration of far-right President Javier Milei announced the elimination of the Teacher Incentive Fund (FONID). | In response to these and other measures aimed at reducing the public sector, the unions demand that the government finance public education and approve a sala…

WSWS (2024-03-05). After 50 percent hike in his wealth, Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim hails the president as "good for business" wsws.org As of March 2024, Forbes lists 14 Mexican billionaires with a combined wealth of $184 billion, a 47 percent increase in their wealth under the current administration.

WSWS (2024-03-05). After 50 percent hike in his wealth, Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim hails AMLO as "good for business" wsws.org As of March 2024, Forbes lists 14 Mexican billionaires with a combined wealth of $184 billion, a 47 percent increase in their wealth under the current administration.

eng.belta.by (2024-03-05). PM: Belarusian healthcare system has no time to waste given scale of tasks. eng.belta.by The agenda of the meeting included the changes in the structure of the central office of the Healthcare Ministry, the pharmaceutical industry, the regulation of prices for paid services in healthcare, in particular dental services, the experiment on the provision of paid services by state healthcare institutions on weekends and holidays.

albawaba (2024-03-05). Katie Holmes denies financial trouble after Tom Cruise's child support ends. albawaba.com

Stephen Koukoulas (2024-03-05). Wage growth outpacing inflation — good news to ease cost of living. independentaustralia.net

krish-rad_ind (2024-03-05). How Zionism pushes liberalism into decay, with Matteo Capasso. electronicintifada.net

Donald Shaw (2024-03-05). Who's Funding AIPAC's Political Spending Barrage? globalresearch.ca

ecns.cn (2024-03-05). China invested $167 bln last year in water resources management. ecns.cn China saw investment in water resources management reach a historical high in 2023, as it strove to address water resources-related problems of public concern, said Li Guoying, minister of water resources.

ecns.cn (2024-03-05). Morgan Stanley Securities receives approval to apply for new license. ecns.cn Morgan Stanley Securities (China) has been approved to commence securities investment in consulting business and change the proprietary operation of bonds, including government bonds and corporate bonds, into proprietary securities trading.

ecns.cn (2024-03-05). China increased R&D investment 8.1% to over $458 bln. ecns.cn Last year, China's annual R&D investment exceeded 3.3 trillion yuan ($458.4 billion), an increase of 8.1 percent over the previous year, said Yin Hejun, minister of science and technology.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-03-05). Mayo Clinic's strong performance in 2023 ignites healthcare transformation. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Fueled by strong performance across all activities in 2023, Mayo Clinic achieved remarkable progress toward its goal of transforming healthcare for people everywhere by making critical investments in valued staff, innovative facilities and pioneering digital technologies. Key performance highlights include: Industry-leading rankings from Newsweek and U.S. News & World Report. A record high of more than 2,500 active clinical trials for patients seeking new cures. Delivering high-quality, convenient care to patients through…

Reuters (2024-03-05). Brazil's top soybean city seeks to lure Chinese investments in grain-crushing industry. scmp.com Sorriso mayor Ari Lafin noted that while the Chinese were receptive to his delegation's proposals, COFCO tends to prefer processing soybeans in China…

Apache Stronghold, Popular Resistance. (2024-03-05). Apache Stronghold: Ninth Circuit Ruling Does Not Advance Mine. popularresistance.org San Carlos Apache Reservation, Ariz.— While the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling Friday, March 1, 2024 against the non-profit citizens group Apache Stronghold is extremely disappointing, the ruling does not clear the way for construction of the Resolution Copper Mine. | "The culturally and environmentally devastating Resolution project is no closer to construction today than it was before the appeals court ruling," San Carlos Apache Tribe Chairman Terry Rambler said. "The Tribe will continue to fight construction of the project that would have devastating impacts to the Tribe's culture, the environment a…

jamanetwork (2024-03-05). Primary Care Physicians Are Key to Improving Dementia Care and Access. jamanetwork.com A report from the nonprofit research organization RAND estimated that by 2028, about 1.6 million people in the US with mild cognitive impairment due to Alzheimer disease will wait an average of more than 1.5 years to see a dementia specialist, such as a neurologist or geriatric psychiatrist. These wait times are 3 times longer in rural areas.

albawaba (2024-03-05). JetBlue, Spirit airlines terminate $3.8B merger over regulations. albawaba.com ALBAWABA – Significantly, after a U.S. judge blocked the deal earlier this year, low-cost carriers JetBlue Airways and Spirit Airlines have opted to scrap their planned $3.8 billion merger, claiming insurmountable regulatory barriers. A Boston court voiced reservations about the merger's possible negative impacts on competition and consumer welfare, casting doubt on the plan to create the country's fifth-largest airline and maintain Spirit's operations.The Biden administration's strong opposition to corporate concentration in the aviation sector is rewarded with the decision to scrap the merger. The administratio…

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2024-03-05). Bolivarian Revolution Celebrates 25th Year Anniversary. orinocotribune.com By Jeremy Kuzmarov — Feb 27, 2024 | Revolution Has Survived and Flourished Despite U.S. Attempts to Destroy It | February 2 marked the 25th anniversary of the Bolivarian Revolution. On that day in 1999, Hugo Chávez, a left-wing Venezuelan army officer, assumed power and initiated a socialist revolution that had ripple effects across the region and world. | Invoking the legacy of Simón Bolívar, who had led much of Latin America's liberation from Spanish colonization in the 1820s, Chávez's government enacted measures to retake national control over Venezuela's oil resources and to use the revenues to fund soci…

tvbrics (2024-03-05). South Africa adjusts its minimum wage. tvbrics.com This is a long-awaited increase from R25,42 to R27,58…

John Helmer (2024-03-05). The good Germans are blowing smoke. mronline.org There is a fraction of the Germans who, when speaking or writing in public, consider themselves the good Germans. Good Germans are to Germany as propaganda is to truth—negligibly fractional; sometimes truth-telling; always irrelevant to the outcome of the wars which Germany wages.

David Schultz (2024-03-05). How the Corporate University Created and Destroyed Diversity. counterpunch.org The Supreme Court did not kill diversity. Higher education did it to itself. It has done it slowly and methodically over the last few years, as the corporate university created and then destroyed diversity as part of its business plan to attract students and make itself more relevant to American capitalism.

ecns.cn (2024-03-05). Gov't to focus on modern industrial system, new quality productive forces. ecns.cn China will make further efforts to accelerate the establishment of a modern industrial system and develop new quality productive forces at a faster pace, according to this year's Government Work Report released on Tuesday.

greenleft.org.au (2024-03-05). Social workers take unprotected industrial action for Palestine. greenleft.org.au

BAN Toxics (2024-03-05). Uphold the Ban on the Sale and Use of Mercury Dental Amalgam, says Toxic Watchdog Group. pressenza.com Toxic watchdog group BAN Toxics raises the alarm over the continuous selling of mercury dental amalgam (in capsules) in the market and online despite the prohibition in the country. | In the recent market surveillance conducted, the group has purchased and documented sellers of mercury dental amalgam in dental supply stores in Manila and likewise monitored more than 35 sellers in both Lazada and Shopee platforms and in Facebook Marketplace. | Based on the description as written on the container's label, the capsules contain metallic mercury with a manufacturing date of April 2017 and an expiration date of April 2…

Socialist Organizer (2024-03-05). Saturday 3/9: Women in the Palestinian Struggle. indybay.org Register in advance on zoom…

WSWS (2024-03-05). Democratic Socialists of America commits to rescuing Biden's presidential election campaign. wsws.org In an attempt to channel mass opposition to "Genocide Joe" back behind the Democratic Party and present illusions that Biden and the Democrats can be persuaded to stop the genocide in Gaza through a protest vote, the DSA has formally endorsed the "uncommitted" campaign in the remaining primaries.

teleSUR (2024-03-05). Venezuela Holds Events in Honor of Hugo Chavez. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, the young people of the United Socialist Party (PSUV) will lead a solemn event at the "Mountain Barracks," where the remains of former President Hugo Chavez, the historical leader of the Bolivarian Revolution, rest. | RELATED: | "Eleven years after Commander Chavez's sowing, we ratify his legacy: a powerful revolutionary identity that brings together the forces of the emancipatory deeds in our Amerca's history. Chavez lives and…

WSWS (2024-03-05). Democratic Socialists of America commits to rescuing Biden's presidential election campaign. wsws.org In an attempt to channel mass opposition to "Genocide Joe" back behind the Democratic Party and promote illusions that Biden and the Democrats can be persuaded to stop the genocide in Gaza through a protest vote, the DSA has formally endorsed the "uncommitted" campaign in the remaining primaries.

Hannah Davenport (2024-03-05). 'Common Sense Minister' blasted out of touch after tirade against 4-day week. leftfootforward.org People have found it hard to see the common sense in Esther McVey's recent attack on the four-day week, as Britain's unofficially designation 'common sense tsar' has been taken apart for blasting support for the scheme as "socialist madness". | In an She wrote that the…

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2024-03-04: News Headlines

Angela (2024-03-04). Wednesday 3/13: Virtual Meeting: Local Peace Economy. indybay.org

ecns.cn (2024-03-04). China's economic outlook bright, envoy says. ecns.cn China's Deputy Consul General in New York Qian Jin has responded to commentary about China's economy, saying the overall positive trend remains unchanged.

ecns.cn (2024-03-04). China's economy ready to see more favorable conditions. ecns.cn China's economy is poised to see more favorable conditions than challenges, Lou Qinjian, spokesman for the second session of the 14th National People's Congress, told a news conference on Monday.

ecns.cn (2024-03-04). $140 billion additional gov't bonds allocated to 15,000 projects last year. ecns.cn The 1 trillion yuan (about $140.98 billion) of additional government bonds for disaster relief and response have been fully allocated, which will provide support for over 15,000 projects approved last year.

ecns.cn (2024-03-04). Hong Kong businesses prepare to welcome more mainland visitors as individual tourists. ecns.cn Businesses in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) expect more individual visitors from the Chinese mainland, where more cities have joined the individual visit scheme (IVS) that allows residents to visit Hong Kong and Macao without a guided tour.

ecns.cn (2024-03-04). CPPCC: China's economy on a solid footing. ecns.cn The Chinese economy has great potential and sound prospects, and its current recovery momentum is poised to continue and further improve, said Liu Jieyi, spokesman for the second session of the 14th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.

Nathan King (2024-03-04). Two Sessions meeting will tackle China's major domestic, foreign policy issues. america.cgtn.com The two sessions center largely on China's domestic policy but there will be intense foreign scrutiny of the proceedings, especially when it comes to the direction of Chinese Economic policy. | Foreign analysts will also pay close attention to any policy with global implications such as the future of Artificial Intelligence, the Green Energy transition, China's leading role in the production and export of electric vehicles and the battery and raw material supply chains that support growth in EV sales. | CGTN's Nathan King reports.

newarab (2024-03-04). Thousands protest Tunisia economic woes. newarab.com Thousands protested "The economic and social situation continues to worsen," the confederation's head, Noureddine Taboubi, said in a speech to protesters. | Taboubi s…

Staff (2024-03-04). India stands out as "Poor and 'Very' Unequal Country" in the World- Says a Report. muslimmirror.com By Muslim Mirror Staff India is one of the most unequal countries in the world, according to the World Inequality Report. India stands out as a poor and very unequal country. India, labeling it as a "Poor and 'Very' Unequal Country" on a global scale. The findings of this report shed light on the economic …

_____ (2024-03-04). The Role of Vision in History. transcend.org We are entering an era of economic and political contradictions that will lead to revolutionary change. Capitalism, clothed in its cover of bourgeois democracy, is crumbling. This is already evident with the rejection of traditional establishment political candidates.

Andrew Korybko (2024-03-04). The North-South Transport Corridor Isn't Russia's Only Geo-Economic Project In Central Asia. thealtworld.com Altogether, the pros of Russia's two lesser-known geo-economic projects in Central Asia far outweigh the cons, which is why the Ministry of Transport is pursuing the International Transport Corridor and Southern Transport Corridor in spite of their respective obstacles. | The

EDWIN (2024-03-04). Free State focuses on job creation. sanews.gov.za Free State focuses on job creation | Free State Premier Mxolisi Dukwana says the province is hard at work to lessen the burden of unemployment. | In his State of the Province Address on Friday, Dukwana said unemployment fell from 38.5% in the third quarter of 2023 to 37% in the fourth quarter. | "Our Expanded Public Works Programme and the Presidential Employment Stimulus is a demonstration of our efforts to ignite economic growth," he said. | Dukwana said since 2019, the province has created 282 907 work opportunities against a five-year target of 260 000 work opportunities through the Expanded Public Works Prog…

infobrics (2024-03-04). Myanmar Interested in BRICS, Blocs Work on Single Currency. infobrics.org Myanmar is interested in BRICS, including the introduction of a common BRICS currency, and is studying the bloc, Myanmar's Minister of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations Kan Zaw told Sputnik…

Isabel Ortiz (2024-03-04). The World Social Forum: The counterweight to the World Economic Forum. cadtm.org

Staff (2024-03-04). India stands out as "Poor and 'Very' Unequal Country" in the World- Says a Report. muslimmirror.com By Muslim Mirror Staff India is one of the most unequal countries in the world, according to the World Inequality Report. India stands out as a poor and very unequal country. India, labeling it as a "Poor and 'Very' Unequal Country" on a global scale. The findings of this report shed light on the economic …

eng.belta.by (2024-03-04). Belarus, Kazakhstan mull over fund for industrial cooperation. eng.belta.by Belarus and Kazakhstan will discuss the possibility of setting up a | joint bilateral fund for industrial cooperation, Ambassador | Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Kazakhstan to Belarus Yerlan | Baizhanov told the media after his meeting with Belarusian President…

eng.belta.by (2024-03-04). Belarus, Russia's Vladimir Oblast demonstrate how to counteract sanctions. eng.belta.by Dmitry Krutoi said: "In the last two years Belarus and Vladimir Oblast came up with vivid examples of counteracting the policy of sanctions and of successful realization and execution of import-substitution projects."

eng.belta.by (2024-03-04). Belarus starts exporting 134 new product names to China in 2023. eng.belta.by In 2023 Belarusian manufacturers began supplying 134 new names of | products to China, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of | Belarus to China Aleksandr Chervyakov told the ONT TV channel.

eng.belta.by (2024-03-04). BUCE takes part in China International Allfood Expo. eng.belta.by This time the exhibition was held in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province | gathering over 1,500 food producers from all over the world. The BUCE | took part in it in order to increase exports of Belarusian agricultural | products to the Chinese market and expand the range of participants of…

eng.belta.by (2024-03-04). Governor of Russia's Vladimir Oblast talks about new opportunities for cooperation with Belarus. eng.belta.by Aleksandr Avdeyev said: "We maintain cooperation to make tractors and loaders. Everyone traditionally knows about this base. But brand new niches have become available now because foreign companies have left and a new manufacturing cooperation market has emerged."

EDWIN (2024-03-04). Gauteng emerging farmers urged to apply for funding. sanews.gov.za Gauteng emerging farmers urged to apply for funding | Emerging farmers in the priority areas of poultry, piggery, grains, vegetables, red meat, cannabis, aquaculture, rabbit, bee farming and agri-processing have been invited to apply for funding. | This is part of the Gauteng Department of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment's efforts to grow the agricultural sector, create jobs and alleviate poverty in the province. | The CASP which closes on Friday, is informed by the department's elevated priority focus to maintain sustainable food security in the province. | "We are making a call to the historicall…

UN Women (2024-03-04). World: How can gender equality reduce poverty? reliefweb.int

newarab (2024-03-04). Egypt's basic goods prices soar despite decline in US$ value. newarab.com As the holy month of Ramadan nears, Egypt's low and limited-income households are struggling against an intolerable situation with the prices of Despite the recent decline of the value of the US dollar in the parallel market in…

Sam Pizzigati (2024-03-04). Can Brazil Convince the World to Tax Billionaire Wealth? counterpunch.org Recent weeks have brought three more eye-popping glimpses of our world's unconscionable concentration of income and wealth . . . The fabled luxury automaker Lamborghini, for the first time ever, has sold over 10,000 vehicles in a single year. Lamborghini's current 2024 Revuelto model starts at $608,358 . . . Google co-founder Larry Page has

MEE staff (2024-03-04). UK: Jeremy Corbyn to take legal action against Nigel Farage over 'defamatory' antisemitism comment. middleeasteye.net UK: Jeremy Corbyn to take legal action against Nigel Farage over 'defamatory' antisemitism comment | Former Labour leader says 'we cannot stand by and let these disgusting and malicious lies go unchallenged' | | Former Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn seen outside the High Court in London on the se…

NEO (2024-03-04). Government activities for the week 04 March to 07 March 2024. sanews.gov.za Government activities for the week 04 March to 07 March 2024 | On Monday, 04 March, the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture in partnership with the Department of Justice and Correctional Services will launch the 2024 Human Rights Month at Kgosi Mampuru II Correctional Centre. | Also on Monday, Eastern Cape Rural Development and Agrarian Reform MEC Nonkqubela Pieters hands over industrial machines, agricultural inputs, and tools to business owners in Bathurst. | Monday also marks World Obesity Day. | From Monday, 04 March to Thursday, 7 March, the Department of Employment and Labour will be taking a basket of it…

Alan Austin (2024-03-04). Labor rebuilds Australia's international integrity decimated by the Coalition. independentaustralia.net

WSWS (2024-03-04). Australian by-election results point to deepening political crisis. wsws.org The outcome of Saturday's Dunkley by-election underscores the ongoing disintegration of support for the two main parties of rule—Labor and the Coalition—and the political establishment as a whole.

greenleft.org.au (2024-03-04). Jewish Council of Australia urges Labor to reject racism against Palestinians fleeing Gaza. greenleft.org.au

greenleft.org.au (2024-03-04). Labor under pressure from protests over Gaza genocide. greenleft.org.au

greenleft.org.au (2024-03-04). Max Chandler-Mather: 'Labor is the political wing of the banking and property industry'. greenleft.org.au

krish-rad_ind (2024-03-04). Starbucks Workers Win Breakthrough Promise of Real Negotiations. labornotes.org

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-03-04). Comprehensive testing helps diagnose and manage rare genetic disorder. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Lauri's daughter, Christy, a genetic counselor at Mayo Clinic, was instrumental in getting Lauri the testing she needed for an accurate diagnosis. Multiple doctors and multiple examinations could not figure out why Lauri Sieben had spent much of her life "never feeling quite right" physically. Fortunately for Lauri, that changed after her daughter Christy began working as a genetic counselor in Mayo Clinic's Molecular Technologies Laboratory. After seeing similarities between the patient testing she was…

teleSUR, MS (2024-03-03). Israel hiere gravemente a periodista de la ONU tras atacar Gaza. telesurtv.net El fotoperiodista es un colaborador directo de la Unrwa, la agencia de la ONU para los refugiados palestinos.

teleSUR, MS (2024-03-04). Israel hiere gravemente a periodista de la ONU tras atacar Gaza. telesurtv.net El fotoperiodista es un colaborador directo de la Unrwa, la agencia de la ONU para los refugiados palestinos.

Dean Baker (2024-03-04). The Estate Tax Exemption is $27.2 Million for a Couple. cepr.net The New York Times had a piece on the tax code changes that will take effect next year unless Congress acts to extend current provisions. One of the items on this list is an increase in the amount of wealth exempted from the estate tax. The piece lists the amount currently exempted as $13.6 million, …

Kate Litman (2024-03-04). The Weekly Round-Up: High Court disapplies Legacy Act provisions and Nicaragua files ICJ proceedings. ukhumanrightsblog.com In international news Nicaragua has filed an application to the International Court of Justice instituting proceedings against Germany for alleged violations of its obligations under the Genocide Convention and other norms of international law in relation to the Gaza Strip. Nicaragua's application argues that by providing political, financial and military support to Israel and withdrawing …

Staff, Palestine Chronicle. (2024-03-04). Nicaragua Sues Germany At ICJ Over Support To Israel. popularresistance.org In a statement on Friday, the government of Nicaragua said that "it presented a lawsuit before the International Court of Justice against the Federal Republic of Germany for violations of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Crime of Genocide." | According to the statement, Germany has provided political, financial, and military support to Israel knowing that it would be used to commit "serious violations of international law." | The statement also highlighted that Germany cut off assistance to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), despite being…

GABIK (2024-03-04). Institutions submit registration data to NSFAS. sanews.gov.za Institutions submit registration data to NSFAS | Twenty-nine institutions that have submitted registration data for catch up payment for the 2024 academic year allowances, will be paid by Friday, says the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS). | The acting Chairperson of the NSFAS, Professor Lourens Van Staden, said following delays in the 2024 academic year, mainly due to registration, the NSFAS board took a decision to request institutions in the interim to operate as a channel to pay the February and March allowances. | "Communication was therefore sent to all universities notifying them of this decis…

GABIK (2024-03-04). Over one million students provisionally funded by NSFAS. sanews.gov.za Over one million students provisionally funded by NSFAS | The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has received a total of 1 936 330 applications for funding, as of 16 February 2024. | Briefing the media on the registration process and payment of allowances on Monday, NSFAS Acting Chairperson, Professor Lourens Van Staden, said that of the 1 936 330 applications received, 1 244 854 are provisionally funded as of 1 March 2024, with 108 345 registrations received, 59 723 awaiting evaluations, and 94 816 awaiting supporting documents. | Van Staden said a total of 84 225 applications have been withdrawn by s…

EDWIN (2024-03-04). Call to resolve challenges at Office of Military Ombud. sanews.gov.za Call to resolve challenges at Office of Military Ombud | The Joint Standing Committee on Defence has urged the Department of Defence and Military Veterans and the Office of the Military Ombud, to find workable solutions to the Ombud's current challenges in spending its goods and services budget. | The committee received a mid-term report for the 2023/24 financial year (1 April to 30 September 2023). | "While the committee welcomed the progress in implementing the Ombud's mandate, it highlighted that the current process where the Ombud can only procure goods and services through the department, limits its ability…

tvbrics (2024-03-04). China favours increasing employment rate. tvbrics.com China's top policy advisory body emphasised the importance of increasing the country's employment rate, especially among young recent graduates…

ecns.cn (2024-03-04). China's military spending low, spokesperson says. ecns.cn China has maintained a comparatively low military expenditure and the nation always sticks to a peaceful development road, said a spokesperson for China's annual legislators' annual meeting.

ecns.cn (2024-03-04). Investment grows in search for mineral resources. ecns.cn China has stepped up investment in mineral resources exploration to bolster reserves and production, according to a bulletin released recently by the Ministry of Natural Resources.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-03-04). Mayo Clinic's strong performance in 2023 ignites healthcare transformation. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Fueled by strong performance across all activities in 2023, Mayo Clinic achieved remarkable progress toward its goal of transforming healthcare for people everywhere by making critical investments in valued staff, innovative facilities and pioneering digital technologies. Key performance highlights include: Industry-leading rankings from Newsweek and U.S. News & World Report. A record high of more than 2,500 active clinical trials for patients seeking new cures. Delivering high-quality, convenient care to patients through…

Medjool (2024-03-04). BCI: Investments in companies complicit with international law violations. justpeaceadvocates.ca February 18, 2024 Dear CEO Shauna Lukaitis We further clarify and emphasize: The International Centre of Justice for Palestinians — Canada ("ICJP — Canada") has provided the Government of Canada with notice of intent to seek the prosecution of Canadian officials who are allegedly complicit in Israel's war crimes. ICJP Canada is also considering expanding the …

Medjool (2024-03-04). OTPP Investments in companies that are complicit with international law violations. justpeaceadvocates.ca February 18, 2024 Dear CEO & President Taylor We further clarify and emphasize: The International Centre of Justice for Palestinians — Canada ("ICJP — Canada") has provided the Government of Canada with notice of intent to seek the prosecution of Canadian officials who are allegedly complicit in Israel's war crimes. ICJP Canada is also considering expanding …

Thomas Kennedy (2024-03-04). Democrats Are Embracing Border Policies They Repeatedly Condemned Under Trump. truthout.org In 2019, I stood outside a for-profit child migrant jail in the city of Homestead, Florida. I was watching then-presidential hopeful Sen. Kamala Harris speak out against the facility, initially opened under the Obama administration and reopened under former President Donald Trump. "It's a human rights abuse being committed by the United States government," Harris said at the time… |

Lara Witt (2024-03-04). Media Organizations Come Together to Uplift Journalism for a Free Palestine. truthout.org The United States-backed Israeli siege and genocide in Gaza is entering its sixth month. Israel's relentless bombings and executions by Israeli snipers and soldiers have killed more than 30,000 Palestinians in Gaza, with thousands more uncounted and decomposing under the rubble, and more than 70,000 injured. Reports by nonprofit agencies and organizations have detailed the Israeli military's… |

WSWS (2024-03-04). Vote NO on the Anheuser-Busch sellout contract! Build rank-and-file committees to organize strike action! wsws.org The contract is a sellout that gives the company free reign to close breweries and keeps wages below what they were in the late '90s.

_____ (2024-03-04). (Franàßais) Le Rà¥le de la Vision dans l'Histoire. transcend.org Nous entrons dans une ère de contradictions économiques et politiques qui mèneront à un changement révolutionnaire. Le capitalisme, sous son couvert de démocratie bourgeoise, s'effondre. Cela est déjà évident avec le rejet des candidats politiques traditionnels de l'establishment.

greenleft.org.au (2024-03-04). Social workers take unprotected industrial action for Palestine. greenleft.org.au

eng.belta.by (2024-03-04). Kazakhstan ambassador impressed by technological development, industrial potential of Belarus. eng.belta.by "It is a great honor for me to meet with you," the ambassador said as he addressed the Belarusian head of state. "I regard this as a special sign of your personal attention to the bilateral agenda and relations with Kazakhstan."

_____ (2024-03-04). Dengue Fever Surges by 400% in Brazil after Bill Gates-Backed Gene-Edited Mosquitos Released. transcend.org 26 Feb 2024 – Money and Weaponized Mosquitos: The dramatic spike in dengue cases has prompted Brazil to purchase millions of doses of the dengue vaccine.

Luis Chirino (2024-03-04). China and Cuba hope to tighten bilateral relations. america.cgtn.com China and Cuba have enjoyed close political, trade and cooperation relations based on a long-standing friendship between the two peoples, and strong links between the two communist parties. | Over the past few years, both nations have deepened their bilateral relationship. | CGTN's Luis Chirino reports.

thecommunists (2024-03-04). Joti Brar and Garland Nixon: Policing Palestine protestors, episode 4. thecommunists.org In this instalment of their regular series, Comrade Joti Brar and Garland Nixon begin by discussing the second set of arrests of CPGB-ML members. The unjust arrests, where party members were charged under anti-terror legislation for incitement of 'supporting a banned terror group' (!) — for distributing a leaflet condemning the racist Israeli state — …

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2024-03-01: News Headlines

Scott Ferguson (2024-03-02). The Alternative w/ Nick Romeo. mronline.org Scott Ferguson and Billy Saas speak with New Yorker writer Nick Romeo about his exciting new book, The Alternative: How to Build a Just Economy, released in January 2024 with Public Affairs. Romeo's The Alternative rebukes Margaret Thatcher's infamous axiom that "there is no alternative" to neoliberal capitalism. In doing so, the book inventories the most promising experiments in radical economic democracy underway across the world today.

WSWS (2024-03-02). At Biden's behest, Canada's Labour Minister convenes meeting with US ambassador and top union leaders. wsws.org The February gathering should be taken as a warning by workers across North America that the unions are colluding with the highest levels of the state to suppress the class struggle and support the transition to a "war economy."

unitedEditor (2024-03-01). "US interference in Türkiye's trade with Russia is putting our economy in a bottleneck!" uwidata.com The AK Party government does not stand up for exporters, industrialists, banks, tourism, fruit and vegetable producers who face threats and pressure from the US authorities. Türkiye will not carry a government that bows down to threats against our relations with Russia, China and Iran, our most important partners in economy and security. No power …

ecns.cn (2024-03-01). U.S. asked to stop smearing China on data security. ecns.cn China's Foreign Ministry urged the U.S. to stop slandering and smearing China on data security, and maintain an open, fair and non-discriminatory business environment.

K.J. Noh (2024-03-01). After Ukraine, US readies 'transnational kill chain' for Taiwan proxy war. geopoliticaleconomy.com The US approved the dangerous sale of the Link 16 communications system to Taiwan. This is the final link of the multilateral coalition kill chain against China. If completed, it signals a commitment to kinetic war.

Staff (2024-03-01). How private equity conquered America. therealnews.com Private equity firms are buying up the US economy and stripping it for parts. From healthcare to education, utilities, and more, massive firms like Blackstone and the Carlyle Group have acquired vast holdings across critical industries essential to the health and well-being of everyday people. Instead of seeking to make these ventures more profitable, private …

teleSUR (2024-02-29). Kenya and Ethiopia to Enhance Bilateral Ties. telesurenglish.net On Wednesday, Kenya and Ethiopia signed seven memoranda of understanding (MoUs) aimed at boosting bilateral cooperation in areas of mutual interest. | RELATED: | The MoUs, which were inked in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, after bilateral talks between President William Ruto of Kenya and visiting Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, include cooperation in cultural development, tourism and wildlife, the blue economy,…

teleSUR (2024-02-29). Russia Will Soon Become the World's 4th Largest Economy: Putin. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, President Vladimir Putin presented his annual report to the Assembly of the Russian Federation, where he highlighted that his country has managed to maintain a thriving economy despite Western sanctions related to the Ukrainian special military operation. | RELATED: | In his address to both legislative chambers, he highlighted the role of Russian workers, who have demonstrated their ability to tackle the mo…

eng.belta.by (2024-03-01). Ambassador: China sees broad prospects for cooperation with Belarus. eng.belta.by "Being the world's second-largest economy, China has significant assets, industrial chains, technology, management experience and market advantages," the diplomat said. "Belarus has abundant natural resources and strong industrial and agricultural capabilities."

Pavel López Lazo (2024-03-01). Fuel issue in Cuba, adjustments cannot be postponed. plenglish.com Havana (Prensa Latina) Updating retail fuel prices in Cuba is part of a government program to find out a solution to structural distortions and boost up domestic economy, said Finance and Prices Minister Vladimir Regueiro.

Ralph Jennings (2024-03-01). China bolsters defence of overseas EV sales against US, EU counterpunches. scmp.com Beijing this week expressed 'strong dissatisfaction' toward an ongoing European Union investigation into China's exports of electric vehicles (EVs) and related products.

tvbrics (2024-03-01). Non-oil trade between India and the UAE grows by 16 per cent since 2022. tvbrics.com This was after the signing of the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement…

albawaba (2024-03-01). How Many Billionaires in the World 2024: Names. albawaba.com In the changing world of wealth and business ownership, the richest people globally act as a gauge for economic shifts and worldwide prosperity. As we enter 2024, the esteemed group of billionaires continues to set standards and transform various sectors. The top 10 richest individuals in the world for 2024 embody success and pioneering spirit. Let us explore how many billionaires in the world 2024, the backgrounds of these figures in wealth, and discover what drives them to reach financial heights. | Revealing How Many Billionaires in the World 2024: 10 Wealthiest Individuals Worldwide | : 1. Bernard Arna…

ecns.cn (2024-03-01). Number of China-Europe freight trains exceeds 85,000. ecns.cn The cumulative number of China-Europe freight trains has exceeded 85,000, and it has opened a new bridge for economic and trade cooperation for Eurasian continent, Mao Ning, spokesperson of Chinese Foreign Ministry, said on Thursday.

ecns.cn (2024-03-01). China, Thailand enter 'visa-free' era from March 1. ecns.cn China and Thailand permanently exempted visa requirements for each other's citizens on March 1, right after a temporary visa waiver for Chinese visitors that commenced last September expired on Feb. 29. The new deal is expected to facilitate tourism and economic recovery in both countries.

Economic Policy Institute (2024-03-01). Immigrants Are Not Hurting U.S.-Born Workers — Six Facts To Set the Record Straight. indybay.org Immigration is contributing to strong economic growth—with future immigration forecast to boost real gross domestic product by 2% over the next 10 years—as well as increasing government revenue. Immigrants are also complementing U.S.-born workers by contributing to overall population and workforce growth.

Editor (2024-03-01). The Immiseration of the American Worker Is a Bipartisan Political Scam. scheerpost.com Click to subscribe on: Apple / Spotify / Google Play/ Amazon / YouTube / Rumble On this episode of Scheer Intelligence, host Robert Scheer and Les Leopold discuss Leopold's new book, Wall Street's War on Workers: How Mass Layoffs and Greed Are Destroying the Working Class and What to Do About It that describes how both political parties created the economic suffering that Trump feeds …

Isabel Ortiz (2024-03-01). The World Social Forum: The counterweight to the World Economic Forum. cadtm.org

Luis Linares Petrov (2024-03-01). Argentine President to inaugurate ordinary Congress sessions. plenglish.com This has generated great expectations, as they will be pronounced in a complex socioeconomic scenario, marked by a strong adjustment plan, a 118 percent devaluation of the Argentine peso, the elimination of subsidies, works, and social programs, and disputes with several governors over cuts to provinces. | Furthermore, the event will take place after the rejection of a package of laws presented by Milei and after several strikes and rallies of organizations and unions, some of which were repressed by the Police. | According to the Télam news agency, Milei is expected to an overview of his first two months in off…

teleSUR, lvm, YSM (2024-02-29). Unión Tranviaria Automotor convoca a paro general en Argentina. telesurtv.net El gremio informó que "tras dos meses de audiencia en la Secretaría de Trabajo de la Nación, no ha acercado ofrecimiento salarial alguno".

cameron orr (2024-03-01). Coalition formed to pass NYC Council ceasefire resolution. cpusa.org Members of the New York State Communist Party and the New York Young Communist League joined a press conference and vigil at City Hall Park in NYC with the NYC 4 Ceasefire coalition on Wednesday, Feb. 28, demanding the NYC Council pass a pro-ceasefire resolution. | Jawanza Williams of VOCAL NY opened up the press conference. "We have gathered here today to show city-wide support for an immediate and permanent ceasefire and end to the genocide in Palestine," he said. More than one hundred people joined the press conference. | Activists and leaders from Adalah Justice Project, Jews For Racial and Economic Justi…

eng.belta.by (2024-03-01). Belarus prime minister wants industrial park construction in Pinsk expedited. eng.belta.by "I have firmly demanded to accelerate the approval of all the design documents and permissions so that at least the first few premises of the park would be commissioned this year. I have no doubt that this territory will enjoy a very strong demand," the prime minister stressed.

eng.belta.by (2024-03-01). Belarusian Industry Ministry implements 26 import-substituting projects in 2023. eng.belta.by "In 2023, the organizations of the Industry Ministry implemented 26 | import-substituting projects with a total amount of funding of Br2.47 | billion. Last year Br194.46 million was allocated to this group of…

eng.belta.by (2024-03-01). Belarusian, Russian power grid operators ready to work together to address complicated accidents. eng.belta.by In the course of the exercise the operators practiced how to prevent disruptions of normal work of Russia's and Belarus' power grids from growing larger and how to neutralize them.

eng.belta.by (2024-03-01). Belorusneft opens silica sand plant in Brest Oblast. eng.belta.by Belorusneft needs this kind of sand for hydrofracturing operations in the course of extracting hard-to-recover oil. Propping agents and sand, which were previously imported, are used as consumables in this kind of work. Belorusneft specialists have been able to come up with a domestic alternative.

eng.belta.by (2024-03-01). Fixed-capital investments of Belarusian Industry Ministry enterprises over Br2.7bn in 2020-2023. eng.belta.by Dmitry Rukshin said: "In 2020-2023 Industry Ministry organizations raised over Br2.7 billion in fixed-capital investments. Last year's fixed-capital investments exceeded the total volume of investments in 2021-2022 and went beyond Br1.1 billion."

eng.belta.by (2024-03-01). Plans to create multi-brand Belarusian machinery centers outside CIS. eng.belta.by Following the instructions of the head of state and government, the concept of unified multi-brand sales and service centers for Belarusian equipment in the regions of Russia was adopted in 2023.

eng.belta.by (2024-03-01). PM: Belarusian government is exploring ways to increase domestic pork production. eng.belta.by On the instruction of the president, the government is exploring ways to | increase domestic pork production, Belarusian Prime Minister Roman | Golovchenko said at a meeting in Pinsk.

eng.belta.by (2024-03-01). Strong demand for municipal, road machines in Belarus, abroad. eng.belta.by Roman Golovchenko stressed the importance of the fact that Belarusian manufacturing enterprises had previously been preserved despite calls to the contrary. It is probable that foreign manufacturers would have occupied this market niche otherwise.

eng.belta.by (2024-03-01). Work underway to arrange elections of delegates to Belarusian People's Congress. eng.belta.by "Today we will determine quotas for civil society structures and local councils who will nominate their delegates. We need to approve a schedule for preparing and holding such elections as well as the budget," said Igor Karpenko.

albawaba (2024-03-01). Dubai Gold Market Prices in March 2024. albawaba.com OUNCE = 7,519.83 | 24 Carat = 248.00 | 22 Carat = 229.75 | 21 Carat = 222.25 | 18 Carat = 190.50 | Dubai, often referred to as the City of Gold, holds a position in the gold market drawing in investors and enthusiasts with its vibrant gold markets and competitive pricing. As we step into March 2024, all eyes are on Dubai's gold market. Investors and buyers are always monitoring the ups and downs of gold prices. This article explores the factors influencing Dubai Gold Market Prices in March 2024 offering perspectives for those navigating the precious metals landscape in the UAE. | Overview: Dubai Gold Market P…

ecns.cn (2024-03-01). Shanghai cooperation zone to bolster links between domestic, global players. ecns.cn China's initiative to establish a global business cooperation zone in Shanghai will enhance international business communication, strengthening connections between domestic and global markets, government officials said on Thursday.

The Dissenter (2024-03-01). Unauthorized Disclosure: Yanis Varoufakis. thedissenter.org On this week's "Unauthorized Disclosure," Kevin Gosztola interviews Greek economist and author Yanis Varoufakis about his Yanis argues that "Big Tech has replaced capitalism's twin pillars—markets and profit—with its platforms and [cloud] rents. With every click and scroll, we labor like serfs t…

WSWS (2024-03-02). IMF, White House applaud Milei's "shock therapy" as Argentina's poverty rate nears 60 percent. wsws.org Global finance capital has chosen Argentina as a key battleground and testing site to spearhead a dramatic escalation of the war against the working class internationally.

Anjoulie Woodhead (2024-03-01). Brazil Chairs G20 and Vows to Address Poverty, Hunger and Climate Change as Finance Minist. indybay.org The Brazilian Presidency of the G20 hosts finance ministers for their first G20 meeting this year.

Chris Mills Rodrigo (2024-03-01). We Can Break the Cycle of Poverty, Mental Illness and Prison. inequality.org During my time in prison, I lived in hell. I witnessed horrific abuse, suffered from a critical lack of mental health care, and was treated as less than human. Guards even taunted inmates that we couldn't change the system because our right to vote would be stripped away when we got out. Well, they were …

Matthew Rosing (2024-03-01). We Can Break the Cycle of Prison, Poverty and Mental Illness. counterpunch.org During my time in prison, I lived in hell. I witnessed horrific abuse, suffered from a critical lack of mental health care, and was treated as less than human. Guards even taunted inmates that we couldn't change the system because our right to vote would be stripped away when we got out. Well, they were

newarab (2024-03-01). Evacuated Moroccan villagers swim to Ceuta, fleeing poverty. newarab.com Dozens of Moroccan migrants On Monday, 26 February, approximately 100 migrants succeeded in breaching the border waves barrier separating Bilionch from Ceuta after enduring more than thirty-six hours of swimming. | "A majority (40) of the newcomers ar…

tvbrics (2024-03-01). Brazil's unemployment rate falls to 7.6 per cent. tvbrics.com This led to an increase in the real incomes of workers…

John Zarocostas (2024-03-02). World Report] Renewed calls to scale-up cervical cancer screening. thelancet.com Less than 5% of women in low-income and middle-income countries are ever screened for cervical cancer, hampering elimination goals. John Zarocostas reports from Geneva.

Olivia Rosane (2024-03-01). IRS Pursues 125,000 Non-Filing Cases in Crackdown on Wealthy Tax Evaders. truthout.org The Internal Revenue Service announced on Thursday that it was going after high-income earners who had dodged taxes by failing to file tax returns since 2017. The agency said it would begin mailing compliance letters this week in more than 125,000 cases in which people making over $400,000 a year had refused to file. The enforcement action was made possible by increased IRS funding in the… |

MEE staff (2024-03-01). George Galloway strikes blow 'for Gaza' in Rochdale by-election. middleeasteye.net George Galloway strikes blow 'for Gaza' in Rochdale by-election | Former Labour MP, expelled from the party over opposition to Iraq war, says Keir Starmer will pay a high price over refusal to back a ceasefire | | George Galloway won in Rochdale with almost 40 percent of the vote (Workers Party of B…

newarab (2024-03-01). Archbishop of Canterbury 'sorry' for Palestinian pastor snub. newarab.com The Anglican Church's Munther said he was told by Welby's aides, the principal head of the Church of England, that he would not meet the pastor if he shared a platform with former Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn. | The Palestinian cleric went on to meet the former Labour Party leader during a publicity tour to the UK, where…

newarab (2024-03-01). George Galloway wins Rochdale by-election 'for Gaza'. newarab.com Political maverick and prominent The former Labour politician won a landslide vote in the local by-election after centring his campaign on Gaza and appealing to

Staff (2024-03-01). Andrew Feinstein launches new 'mass movement of the left' to challenge Labour. thecanary.co Andrew Feinstein, former ANC MP under Nelson Mandela and leading critic of the global arms trade, will use a momentous speech this weekend to endorse the launch of a new political alliance, billed as the foundation of the first organised mass movement of the left outside of the Labour Party. It's called 'Collective'. Feinstein 'Collective': …

Basit Mahmood (2024-03-01). A full breakdown of the Rochdale by-election results. leftfootforward.org George Galloway has returned to Parliament after winning the Rochdale by election. The by election was triggered when veteran Labour MP Tony Lloyd died in-post at the age of 73 in January. | Galloway overturned Labour's 9,668 majority to win the by-election in the previously Labour safe seat with a majority of 5,697, securing 12,335 votes overall. | The Labour Party has slammed Galloway for only being interested in 'stoking fear and division' after his victory saying that it deeply regretted being unable to field a candidate in the by-election. | An independent candidate, David Tully, finished second on 6,638…

Basit Mahmood (2024-03-01). How Labour has reacted to George Galloway's by-election win in Rochdale. leftfootforward.org Galloway overturned Labour's 9,668 majority to win the by-election in the previously Labour safe seat with a majority of 5,697, securing 12,335 votes overall.

newarab (2024-03-01). UK Labour councillor resigns amid Gaza ceasefire rebellion. newarab.com

SKWAWKBOX (2024-03-01). Breaking: Galloway wins landslide in Rochdale. skwawkbox.org 'Labour' candidate Azhar Ali and family said to have already left count some time ago George Galloway has romped home in the Rochdale by-election, with 12,335 votes and winning by such a margin that Skwawkbox understands that 'Labour' candidate Azhar Ali — suspended and disowned by Labour in what is regarded by many as a …

greenleft.org.au (2024-03-01). Jewish Council of Australia urges Labor to reject racism against Palestinians fleeing Gaza. greenleft.org.au

greenleft.org.au (2024-03-01). Labor under pressure from protests over Gaza genocide. greenleft.org.au

greenleft.org.au (2024-03-01). Max Chandler-Mather: 'Labor is the political wing of the banking and property industry'. greenleft.org.au

Karen Spring, Honduras Now. (2024-03-01). Testimony In JOH Trial Shows How US And Canada Ignored Warnings. popularresistance.org In 2013, the Honduras Solidarity Network (HSN) and over 170 electoral observers warned the U.S. and Canadian governments about the narco-violence and drug interests we witnessed during the 2013 general elections in the municipality of El Paraíso, Copan in Honduras. Last week in Juan Orlando Hernández's trial in New York, more details about the violent electoral fraud in El Paraíso were outlined by Alexander Ardón, the government's collaborating witness, confessed drug trafficker, and the former mayor of El Paraíso.

Labor Video Project (2024-03-01). Despite Zionists Shutdown of School, BA Labor Conf for Palestine with Hundreds Goes On. indybay.org Despite the action of East Bay Zionists to shutdown a school where an education conference on Palestine and labor was being held, the participants moved the conference to the front of the school and parking lot and went ahead with the meeting.

Martha Grevatt (2024-03-01). Tesla, Trader Joe's take aim at labor's limited protections. workers.org Passed in 1935, the National Labor Relations Act, also known as the Wagner Act, enshrined in law the right of workers to engage in collective action — "protected concerted activity" — against their bosses. First and foremost, this meant workers had the right to unionize. The Act's passage did not . . . |

WSWS (2024-03-01). Australia: The truth behind the Labor government's claims of real wage growth. wsws.org The 0.1 percentage point difference between wage growth and inflation is negligible—less than $2 a week for most workers—and does nothing to reverse years of real wage cuts.

albawaba (2024-03-01). Richest Kid in the World 2024: Princess Charlotte. albawaba.com In a world where money and prosperity dominate the news, the richest kids in the world 2024 is such an interesting topic to look for! As of 2024, this prestigious title is held by Princess Charlotte; the royal who has won people's hearts globally. With a net worth of $5 billion, Princess Charlottes riches go beyond her royal background, positioning her as a significant figure in conversations about wealth and inheritance. Let us examine the factors that have contributed in having Princess Charlotte the richest kid in the world 2024. | Revealing the Richest Kid in the World 2024: Princess Charlotte with Net Wo…

SAM (2024-03-01). Can Brazil Convince the World To Tax Billionaire Wealth? inequality.org

albawaba (2024-03-01). UAE Hikes Prices for Petrol and Diesel – March 2024. albawaba.com Tanking up your car for this month will cost you a bit more, as the UAE Fuel Price Committee has announced UAE Petrol and Diesel Prices for March 2024. | The new prices and rates will apply from the first of March. | Check the below rates for UAE Petrol and Diesel Prices: | – Super 98 Petrol: | Will cost Dh3.03 a liter, compared to Dh2.88 in February. | – Special 95 Petrol: | Will cost Dh2.92 per liter, compared to Dh2.76 last month. | – E-Plus 91 Petrol: | Will cost Dh2.85 a liter, compared to Dh2.69 a liter in February. | – Diesel:…

albawaba (2024-03-01). Understanding Petrol Price in UAE 2024. albawaba.com In the United Arab Emirates (UAE) where cars are a part of everyday life, monitoring gasoline prices is essential for both individuals and businesses. With petrol costs fluctuating due to many reasons, having a grasp of the factors driving these changes can empower drivers to make choices about fuel usage and financial planning. This article explores the complexities of petrol price in UAE, providing insights and suggestions for motorists to effectively handle the ups and downs. | Information for Drivers: Understanding Petrol Price in UAE | : Gasoline rates in the UAE are impacted by elements including oil…

World Food Programme (2024-03-01). WFP Libya Market Monitoring Report (January 2024). reliefweb.int Country: Libya | Source: World Food Programme | Please refer to the attached file. | HIGHLIGHTS | In January 2024, the prices of most key commodities have decreased/remained the same over the monitoring period, with the exception of chicken and rice, which have increased in price compared to the previous month. | The cost of food (measured by the Minimum Food Expenditure Basket) was 767.44 LYD in January 2024 (3.26 LYD less than the previous month). | The cost of the Full Minimum Expenditure Basket (food and non-food items) reached LYD 861.55 in January 2024 (3.51 LYD) less than the previous month. | In Jan…

British Medical Journal (2024-03-01). Safeguarding in practice: anticipating, minimising and mitigating risk in teenage pregnancy research in urban informal settlements in Nairobi, Kenya. reliefweb.int Country: Kenya | Source: British Medical Journal | Lilian Otiso, Rosie Steege, Inviolata Njoroge, Linet Okoth, Phil Tubb, Elizabeth Nyothach, Penelope A Phillips-Howard, Sally Theobald, Miriam Taegtmeyer | Abstract | Safeguarding challenges in global health research include sexual abuse and exploitation, physical and psychological abuse, financial exploitation and neglect. Intersecting individual identities (such as gender and age) shape vulnerability to risk. Adolescents, who are widely included in sexual and reproductive health research, may be particularly vulnerable. Sensitive topics like teenage pregnancy…

Charles Reitz (2024-03-01). Israelism, Antisemitism, and U.S. Military Spending. counterpunch.org "Israelism" is a new word coined to describe "one-sided propaganda about Palestinians that American Jews and others have been indoctrinated with regarding the Israeli occupation, apartheid, and other dehumanizing policies."[1]Representatives Elisa Stefanik and Virginia Foxx, as well as other MAGA Republicans, recently utilized Israelism to accuse the presidents of Harvard, M.I.T., and the University of

Sharon Zhang (2024-03-01). Sanders Slams Pentagon After Report Finds Agency Lacks Basic Fraud Avoidance. truthout.org Despite being given half of the entire federal government's discretionary spending each year, the Department of Defense doesn't take even the most basic steps to avoid and investigate fraud, a new bombshell report finds. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) found in a report commissioned by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) that the Pentagon — the only federal agency that's never passed an… |

CounterSpin (2024-03-01). Victor Pickard on the Crisis of Journalism. fair.org

EcoWatch (2024-03-01). 125 Millions Americans Could Breathe Unhealthy Air Regularly by Mid-Century, Report Finds. pressenza.com A new report from the nonprofit First Street Foundation finds that many Americans are exposed to unhealthy levels of pollution regularly and predicts the number of people exposed to unhealthy air could rise further by the middle of the century. | The report, "Atrocious Air," highlights how climate change is impacting air quality currently, and how it could continue to worsen in the future. According to the risk assessment, about 83 million people in the U.S. are currently exposed to air quality deemed unhealthy by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Air Quality Index (AQI). | The AQI ranges from 0 to…

John Laforge (2024-03-01). After Fukushima Meltdowns: 13 Years of Accidents, Quakes, Insults. counterpunch.org The catastrophic earthquake, tsunami, and three reactor meltdowns that struck northeast Japan at Fukushima in March 2011 began a pollution disaster that keeps growing and surprising. From recent contamination of edible plants, and frequent earthquakes threatening new reactor fails, from accidents endangering workers, and non-enforcement of regulations, to lawsuits against Japan's pollution of the Pacific,

scorinoco (2024-03-01). President Maduro: The US Committed a Crime By Destroying Venezuelan Plane. orinocotribune.com The president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, condemned the "dismemberment of the Conviasa airplane that was hijacked. They removed the flag, they erased the name of Luisa Cáceres de Arismendi, the name of Emtrasur, and then chopped it into pieces." | The Venezuelan minister for Transportation and president of Conviasa, Ramón Celestino Velásquez Araguayán, stated that the United States has violated all international regulations and aviation agreements by hijacking the Venezuelan cargo plane and destroying it. "What they want is to demoralize the Venezuelan people, but there is every sign that we will recover," the…

eng.belta.by (2024-03-01). Belarusian war veterans to be honored with jubilee medal on 9 May. eng.belta.by On 29 February, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko signed Decree | No. 75 on the establishment of the medal "80 Years of Liberation of | Belarus from Nazi invaders". The document also approves the regulations | on the anniversary medal, its description and a sample certificate to…

Peter Linebaugh (2024-03-01). Palestine & the Commons: Or, Marx & the Musha'a. counterpunch.org Palestine's planetary significance is threefold: first, there is its geography at the conjunction of three continents, Asia, Africa, and Europe, and the waters among them. Second, there are the extractions from the soil of Palestine, as well as from under it (grains, minerals, oil and gas). And third, there is Palestine's significance concerning Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. Three big religions, three big continents, and original economies of cultivating the earth, mining the earth, and drilling the earth, making modes of production from the "fertile crescent" to the petroleum present with its terrible planet…

WSWS (2024-03-01). British Columbia's NDP follows hard-right Ford government in denying basic rights to gig workers. wsws.org Bill 48, presented by the NDP at a press conference last November, will ensure that workers on ride-hailing and food delivery apps continue to earn well below the minimum wage, have no benefits, and are denied most rights available to workers employed in other sectors.

WSWS (2024-03-01). Widespread wage theft persists as latest US Postal Service rural route evaluation begins. wsws.org Workers were patronizingly told by management and the rural carriers' union to be patient during the initial implementation of RRECS. But after two subsequent route evaluations and massive numbers of grievances filed by workers, experiences confirm that the purpose of RRECS was to slash wages all along.

Ileana Ferrer Fonte (2024-03-01). Vietnam reports trade surplus in January-February. plenglish.com In January and February 2024, Vietnam's exports of goods and products exceeded 59.34 billion dollars, while imports totaled 51.47 billion dollars. | According to industry sources, 11 items reported an export turnover of over one billion dollars, accounting for 75.1 percent of the total. | The United States was Vietnam's largest export market during that period, with an estimated turnover of 17.4 billion dollars, followed by China with 8.1 billion dollars, and Japan with 4.0 billion dollars. | The bulk of Vietnam's imports came from China at 20.9 billion dollars.

DARIN (2024-03-01). BERKELEY LEAP YEAR Save the Park. indybay.org We toured with the Brass Liberatin Orchestra and sussed capitalism and oligarchy…

Raul Antonio Capote (2024-03-01). Of Capitalism, Exclusion, and Misery in the Name of Freedom. orinocotribune.com By Raúl Antonio Capote — Feb 17, 2024 | The well-known American political scientist Francis Fukuyama, in a round table in which he participated at the Center for Public Studies of Chile, on November 13, 1992, stated that he believed that "authentic Leninists" no longer existed. | He explained that he was convinced of that until he gave a talk to an audience of 300 communist militants. "When I told them 'surely, you will not be willing to abolish freedom of expression, freedom of religion, private property and other individual rights,'" said Fukuyama, "they answered 'yes, we are willing.'" | It is worth askin…

EcoWaste Coalition (2024-03-01). Philippine Company Earns Lead Safe Paint Æ Certification. pressenza.com Government, Industry, and Civil Society Leaders Give a Thumbs Up to Newly Certified Lead-Safe Paints: | 1 March 2024, Quezon City, Philippines. Architectural, marine, automotive, traffic, textile, and industrial paints produced by a 100% Filipino-owned paint company were declared Lead Safe Paint Æ (LSP Æ) following a third-party certification that verifies paints contain less than 90 parts per million (ppm) total lead, the most stringent regulatory limit for lead content in paints the world over. | "Following a thorough verification process, SCS is pleased to announce that Triton, Rosco, Prim…

greenleft.org.au (2024-03-01). Social workers take unprotected industrial action for Palestine. greenleft.org.au

Jerome Irwin (2024-03-01). America Is Israel, Israel Is America, and the Military-Industrial Corporate Fascism Is What It Is. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2024-03-01). How the Verdi union wants to prevent an indefinite all-out transport strike in Germany. wsws.org The so-called "concerted strikes" being organised by service sector union Verdi are in reality fragmenting the industrial action. What is necessary is the building of independent rank-and-file action committees that take the struggle into their own hands.

latintimes (2024-03-01). Morgan Stanley Reportedly Mulling Spot Bitcoin ETFs For Brokerage Platform. latintimes.com Morgan Stanley, which became the first major U.S. bank to offer clients access to Bitcoin funds, is now reportedly considering spot Bitcoin ETFs to be added to its brokerage platform.

teleSUR (2024-02-29). Gustavo Petro Suspends Arms Purchase From Israel. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, Colombian President Gustavo Petro suspended the purchase of arms from Israel following the bombing of civilians waiting for food in the Gaza Strip. | RELATED: | In his X account, the president affirmed, "The world must block [Benjamin] Netanyahu. Colombia suspends all arms purchases from Israel". | Additionally, the president described the incident as genocide and compared it to the Holocaust. | Petro has…

Maxime Perriot, Sushovan Dhar (2024-03-01). Modi's India is more unequal than ever. cadtm.org

Editor (2024-03-01). Arms Embargo on Israel Now!: Canadians Ramp Up Pressure on Trudeau and Joly. socialistproject.ca As the Community members began blocking access to major weapons company facilities in Kitchener-Waterloo and Victoria at dawn this morning, following blockades in Toronto, Peterboroug…

Jonathan Ofir (2024-03-01). Kibbutz leader confirms movement's role in establishing and maintaining Israeli apartheid. mondoweiss.net The kibbutz has long been celebrated by liberals as an example of Israel's socialist pedigree, but movement head Nir Meir says the "first mission" of kibbutzim was "to conquer the land," and today it stands ready to "maintain outposts" by Gaza.

Suds, Snacks,, Socialism Forum Committee (2024-03-01). Saturday 3/2: Fighting the Recall of Pamela Price. indybay.org The Starry Plough Pub | 3101 Shattuck Avenue | Berkeley, CA 94705…

guest author (2024-03-01). African Union declares solidarity with Palestine, Cuba. 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. African countries have reaffirmed their solidarity with occupied Palestine, the victim of vicious . . . |

Staff (2024-03-01). Coffee & Chavistas: Misión Verdad Editor Diego Sequera Discusses Barbados Agreement, Essequibo, and Communist Party of Venezuela. orinocotribune.com Caracas ( Diego Sequera is a Venezuelan journalist, author, political analyst, and researcher. He graduated in Arts from the Central University of Venezuela (UCV) and was part of the Docume…

Khushboo Razdan (2024-03-01). US House Republicans add Pacific nations deals to bill 'countering Communist China'. scmp.com A federal budget impasse has hindered funding for the Marshall Islands, Micronesia and Palau as Beijing deepens ties in the strategically vital region.

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2024-02-29: News Headlines

Ahmed Zakarya Mitiche (2024-02-29). Columbia's crackdown on Palestine protests serves imperialism. electronicintifada.net America's universities assist the war economy.

David Sirota (2024-02-29). Sirota's Signals: It's The Cost Of Money, Stupid. levernews.com Why are Americans so pissed about the economy when the macroeconomic data is decent? How are polluters trying to get you to pay to clean up their mess? Where is the country's most corrupt government? When did we get within one congressional vote of a vastly better future? Who should never show their face in public but is now trying to once again protect the rich?The answers to these questions and much more can be found below in today's edition of Sirota's Signals, a weekly dose of must-read stories, missed nuggets, and fun-but-worthwhile distractions from Lever founder David Sirota, exclusively for paid subscrib…

ecns.cn (2024-02-29). U.S.' escalating trade protectionism to stymie Chinese automakers to hurt itself: MOFCOM. ecns.cn The U.S.' escalating trade protectionism, politicizing economic issues and erecting more trade barriers to affect fair competition will only do harm to the development of its auto industry in the long run.

midwesternmarx (2024-02-29). China's economy is still far out growing the U.S. — contrary to Western media "fake news. By: John Ross. midwesternmarx.com GDP data for China, the U.S., and the other G7 countries for the year 2023 has now been published. This makes possible an accurate assessment of China's, the U.S., and major economies performance—both in terms of China's domestic goals and international comparisons. There are two key reasons this is important.​First for China's domestic reasons: to achieve a balanced estimate of China's socialist economic situation and therefore the tasks it faces.Secon …

midwesternmarx (2024-02-29). State Ownership and the People's Republic. By: Chen Kojira. midwesternmarx.com The dawn of the twentieth century saw the rise of modern, planned national economies around the world. In many of these cases, planned economies often were coupled with state ownership of production. China, especially due to becoming a Marxist-Leninist state in 1949, is no exception to this trend. It is commonly misconceived by both leftists and rightists that the People's Republic of China has ceased to plan its economy; that the government has relinquished its obligations of maint …

Radhika Desai, Michael Hudson, Geopolitical Economy. (2024-02-29). The Reality Of Bidenomics: How Good Was Biden For The Economy? popularresistance.org 2024 is being billed as the greatest election year in history. More than 50 countries are going to the polls, that's 7 out of its 10 most populous countries, with a combined population of 4.2 billion, that is more than half the world's 8 billion population. Among these, for good or ill, one might add, the US election will be the most consequential, deciding life and death questions such as how much war the world will witness, how well its economy will do. | This is not because the US is a force for peace and development. On the contrary, it's been weighing down on the prospects of peace and development for decade…

tvbrics (2024-02-29). Head of Tatarstan: Role of Africa in the system of world economy and international relations continues to grow steadily. tvbrics.com Head of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov met with First Vice President of Zimbabwe Constantino Chiwenga…

ecns.cn (2024-02-29). Shanghai rising magnet for foreign investment. ecns.cn The new deals cover key sectors including biomedicine, electronic information, automotives, digital economy and green low-carbon, and 26 projects are valued at more than $50 million each.

Editor (2024-02-29). Feb 29, 2024. sitrepworld.info ‚ô´ Giuseppe Verdi, VaÃÄ pensiero (Nabucco) The Fates of Gaza and Julian Assange Are Sealed Together, by Jonathan Cook How British Intelligence Framed Julian Assange As Russian Agent, by Kit Klarenberg Western Leaders, So Smug a Year Ago, Are Feeling Anxiety and Panic, by Eric Arnow A call to rediscovering Humanity from Ian McGilchrist, the Sage of the Isle of Skye, by Ashley Howes The Real Economy Doesn't Need Growth — Canadians for a Sustainable Society On Aaron Bushnell, Methinks The Israel Apologist Doth Protest Too Much, by Caitlin Johnstone Israel, Ukraine Fighting 'Same B…

infobrics (2024-02-29). Dilma Criticizes the "Unfair" Global Financial System and Highlights the Rise of BRICS as an Engine of Transformation. infobrics.org The head of the BRICS Bank confirms that the trend is to increase the weight of the bloc of emerging countries in the global economy…

infobrics (2024-02-29). BRICS Emerges as a Beacon of Hope Amidst Global Economic Shifts: Opportunities for Jamaica and CARICOM. infobrics.org The global economy is undergoing seismic shifts, with the BRICS bloc emerging as a formidable force. As the West grapples with economic struggles, countries like Jamaica and CARICOM nations have the opportunity to seek associate status with BRICS, potentially providing much-needed stability and growth…

Ron Jacobs (2024-02-29). Unchained Capitalism: A Demonic Theology. counterpunch.org In the minds of many, the US state of Vermont is an idyllic place of trees, mountains, ski resorts, craft beer and people with lots of money. In all honesty, Vermont does have its share of all these things. However, like any other place in the world's capitalist economy, they come at a price. Until

GABIK (2024-02-29). KZN economy back on its feet, Premier. sanews.gov.za KZN economy back on its feet, Premier | KwaZulu-Natal Premier, Nomusa Dube-Ncube, says despite various challenges, including floods that hit the province, the provincial economy is back on its feet. | The province is gradually addressing the damage which is estimated in the region of R33 billion. | "At times, we felt we were on the verge of collapse while at other times we felt we could touch the sky. The circumstances around the sixth administration tested our steely resolve and we chose to soldier on," Dube-Ncube said as she delivered the State of the Province Address (SOPA) at the Oval Cricket Stadium in Piete…

Ileana Ferrer Fonte (2024-02-29). Putin stresses relations with Latin America, ASEAN, and Africa. plenglish.com "We are working on strengthening relations with Latin American countries; we admire with respect the interest in learning the Russian language and culture," Putin stressed in his State of the Nation Address on Thursday. | The president noted that with ASEAN, Africa, and Arab countries, we observe a potential with plans and new points of contact in this partnership. | "We see great prospects in building a great Eurasian partnership, combining integration procedures inside the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)," he noted. | The head of State pointed out that the Russia-Afric…

Luis Linares Petrov (2024-02-29). ECA calls African countries for a transition towards green economies (+Photo). plenglish.com Harare, Feb 29 (Prensa Latina) The 42nd meeting of the Committee of Experts of the Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning, and Economic Development called for a transition towards inclusive, low-carbon, and efficient green economies.

Isabel Ortiz (2024-02-29). The World Social Forum: The counterweight to the World Economic Forum. cadtm.org

eng.belta.by (2024-02-29). Belarus, Russia's Kamchatka Territory discuss business cooperation. eng.belta.by The business community of Russia 's Kamchatka Territory was briefed about the trade and investment potential of Belarus, promising areas of bilateral cooperation. A number of Belarusian enterprises shared their experience of working in the Kamchatka market.

eng.belta.by (2024-02-29). Belarus taking part in UzBuild 2024 expo in Tashkent. eng.belta.by The Embassy of the Republic of Belarus in the Republic of Uzbekistan was awarded a Certificate of Merit for its significant contribution to the organization of the event.

eng.belta.by (2024-02-29). Merchandise export by FEZ Gomel-Raton companies at $1.4bn in 2023. eng.belta.by According to Antonina Yezhova, in 2023 FEZ Gomel-Raton companies made over Br6.4 billion worth of goods or nearly 17% of Gomel Oblast's industrial output.

eng.belta.by (2024-02-29). Minsk Motor Plant output up 13.5% in 2023. eng.belta.by Most of the key performance indicators set by the government and the Industry Ministry were fulfilled.

eng.belta.by (2024-02-29). Minsk Motor Plant sells to more than 20 countries. eng.belta.by "All obligations to supply products to foreign markets have been fulfilled. Export growth amounted to 14.4% compared to 2022. In the export structure, all major groups of goods, including motors, special equipment, spare parts, show good figures," the enterprise said.

Zhou Xiaoming (2024-02-29). A stronger, more confident China has little to fear from Trump 2.0. scmp.com Donald Trump's intentions towards China are clear, Beijing has seen him off before and this time, the US has less economic leverage, ironically, thanks to its decoupling efforts. If anything, Trump 2.0 will alienate the world.

Anjoulie Woodhead (2024-02-29). Brazil Chairs G20 and Vows to Address Poverty, Hunger and Climate Change as Finance Minist. indybay.org The Brazilian Presidency of the G20 hosts finance ministers for their first G20 meeting this year.

GABIK (2024-02-29). KZN continues quest to remain most favoured investment destination. sanews.gov.za KZN continues quest to remain most favoured investment destination | While unemployment figures may cause despair, KwaZulu-Natal Premier, Nomusa Dube-Ncube, says the rate of investment into the province is a sign that tomorrow will be better than today. | "As KwaZulu-Natal, we faced an uphill battle in ensuring that investor confidence is unwavering, despite challenges with load shedding, the civil unrest, ageing utilities' infrastructure, some of which could not withstand the recent floods. Yet we remain determined to continue in our quest to ensure that investors know that KwaZulu-Natal is and remains the most…

Adam Fishbein (2024-02-29). Millionaires Stop Contributing to Social Security on March 2, 2024. cepr.net Just two months into 2024, millionaires are about to stop contributing to Social Security for the rest of the year. Most of us pay income and payroll taxes on all of our earnings, all year round. A portion of this taxed income goes toward Social Security, the vital program that provides retirement, disability, and survivor …

Staff (2024-02-29). DWP facing national day of protest over so-called 'welfare reforms' — with Labour in firing line, too. thecanary.co On Monday 4 March, there will be a national day of action against the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). It comes as the government is once again targeting chronically ill and disabled people under the guise of 'reforms' — potentially cutting people's benefits to the tune of £390 a month. The action is organised …

Basit Mahmood (2024-02-29). 'You're no threat': Margaret Hodge tears apart Reform UK's Richard Tice. leftfootforward.org Labour's Margaret Hodge has taken apart Reform UK's leader Richard Tice, as the pair clashed on Sky News over discussions about how much of an impact the populist right-wing party could have on the upcoming general election. | The debate came after Tory MP Lee Anderson had the whip withdrawn after making Islamophobic and bigoted remarks about the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan. | Anderson told GB News last week that that 'Islamists' had 'got control' of the mayor of London. His Islamophobic comments were slammed by Khan as well as senior Tories including Sajid Javid, who branded them "a ridiculous thing to say".

Clara Marticorena, Julia Soul, Labor Notes. (2024-02-29). Argentinian Working People Fight Milei Government With A General Strike. popularresistance.org More than 1.5 million people took part in a general strike in Argentina on January 24 against a new president and his aggressive anti-union "reforms." | Self-described "liberal-libertarian" Javier Milei, who won the November 22 presidential elections, is an economist who became popular as a panelist on a TV show. He advocated for ending the "privileges" of the "casta"—defined as corrupt politicians and social and union leaders taking advantage of "good people." | With a new party, Freedom Advances (La Libertad Avanza), Milei won the votes of a range of people, from working-class people disappointed and angr…

Labor Video Project (2024-02-29). Despite Zionists Shutdown of School, BA Labor Conf for Palestine with Hundreds Goes on. indybay.org Despite the action of East Bay Zionists to shutdown a school where an education conference on Palestine and labor was being held, the participants moved the conference to the front of the school and parking lot and went ahead with the meeting.

WSWS (2024-02-29). Australian pseudo-left and Greens seek to wear down Gaza protests by appealing to pro-genocide Labor government. wsws.org It has become increasingly obvious to many participants that the orientation being advanced at the demonstrations—that the same governments backing Israel can be pressured to halt the mass killing and devastation in Gaza—has failed.

WSWS (2024-02-29). Australian government expands military involvement in US-led attacks on Yemen. wsws.org While the increase is small, the decision signals the Labor government's unalloyed political commitment to US war plans in the Middle East and its full support for the Israeli regime's genocide in Gaza.

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-29). Jewish Council of Australia urges Labor to reject racism against Palestinians fleeing Gaza. greenleft.org.au

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-29). Labor under pressure from protests over Gaza genocide. greenleft.org.au

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-29). Max Chandler-Mather: 'Labor is the political wing of the banking and property industry'. greenleft.org.au

Martha Grevatt (2024-02-29). Labor calls for ceasefire grow. workers.org Press conference calling for a ceasefire with Congressional Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Cori Bush and UAW President Shawn Fain, Dec. 14, 2023. A number of major U.S. unions have united around the call for a ceasefire in Gaza. Seven of them, along with over 200 local and regional labor bodies, . . . |

teleSUR, dcdc, JDO (2024-02-29). Médicos en Corea del Sur se oponen a medidas del Gobierno. telesurtv.net Los galenos, en huelga, sostienen que el salario y las condiciones laborales deberían ser la prioridad, en lugar del plan del gubernamental para aumentar el número de trabajadores sanitarios.

teleSUR, lvm, JGN (2024-02-29). Educadores ecuatorianos se movilizarán contra presidente Noboa. telesurtv.net El gremio subraya la necesidad de elaborar un Plan de Acción para la Reinserción Escolar de aquellos estudiantes que desertaron en 2023.

Owen Schalk (2024-02-29). AMLO's push for environmental reforms angers Canadian mining sector. mronline.org Ottawa has often criticized measures that would limit the ability of Canadian companies to profit from Mexico's resource wealth.

ecns.cn (2024-02-29). Russia bans gasoline exports from March. ecns.cn Russia on Tuesday ordered a six-month ban on gasoline exports from March 1 to keep prices stable amid rising demand from consumers and farmers and to allow for the maintenance of refineries in the world's second-largest oil exporter.

presstv.ir (2024-02-29). Absurdity of UK foreign policy and surging fuel prices. presstv.ir The recent surge in fuel prices in the UK has been attributed to geopolitical tensions, particularly the UK's support for Israel's actions in Gaza and the bombing of Yemen.

Ana Luisa Brown (2024-02-29). EC threatens to use Russia's funds for Ukraine. plenglish.com Brussels, Feb 29 (Prensa Latina) The head of the European Commission (EC), Ursula von der Leyen, threatened on Wednesday before the European Parliament, to use Russia's financial funds frozen in Western banks to buy armaments for Ukraine.

nosihle (2024-02-29). National Treasury publishes Policy Position Statement on financial ombud system. sanews.gov.za National Treasury publishes Policy Position Statement on financial ombud system | National Treasury has published its Policy Position Statement titled, 'A Simpler, Stronger Financial Sector Ombud System', which outlines proposed reforms to the ombud system. | The Policy Position Statement follows the publication of a World Bank Diagnostic Study in 2021 titled, 'South Africa – Financial Ombud System Diagnostic'. | "The study provided an independent review of South Africa's financial ombud system and recommended reforms to enhance consumer protection and encourage good quality outcomes in the financial services sec…

albawaba (2024-02-29). Sopranos Drea De Matteo paid off her house in 'five minutes' on OnlyFans. albawaba.com In a candid interview with the DailyMail, Drea De Matteo, renowned for her roles in "The Sopranos" and "Sons of Anarchy," bared her soul about how joining OnlyFans became a lifeline during her darkest times.The 52-year-old actress disclosed that she was on the brink of financial ruin, with a mere $10 left in her bank account and the looming threat of losing her home. Matteo's career in Hollywood hit a standstill due to her principled stance against COVID-19 vaccine mandates, leaving her grappling with dire circumstances."The Sopranos" star Drea de Matteo joined OnlyFans after her acting career stalled. She raised…

nosihle (2024-02-29). SA works on exiting FATF grey list. sanews.gov.za SA works on exiting FATF grey list | National Treasury has noted that whilst South Africa is on track to address all the outstanding action items by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) with regards to the country's grey listing, it remains a challenge to address all 17 of the remaining action items by February 2025. | "All relevant agencies and authorities will need to continue to demonstrate significant improvements, and also for such improvements are being sustained," National Treasury said on Thursday. | The FATF is the international standard-setting body that oversees global compliance with anti-money laun…

ecns.cn (2024-02-29). Apple reportedly cancels EV project, to focus more on AI. ecns.cn After spending billions of dollars and a decade on research, Apple reportedly is dropping building an electric car and will use some of the project's staff to focus on artificial intelligence.

Sian Troath (2024-02-29). Joining AUKUS Could Boost New Zealand's Poor Research and Technology Spending — But at What Cost? asia-pacificresearch.com

newarab (2024-02-29). Qatar to invest 10 billion euros in key French sectors. newarab.com The investments "to the mutual benefit of both countries" will target key sectors ranging from energy transition, semiconductor, aerospace, artificial intelligence, digital, health, hospita…

tvbrics (2024-02-29). Brazilian authorities launch programme to stimulate investment in sustainable development projects. tvbrics.com The Inter-American Development Bank will provide financing for the programme…

tvbrics (2024-02-29). Brazilian authorities launch programme to stimulate investment in sustainable development projects. tvbrics.com The Inter-American Development Bank will provide financing for the programme…

albawaba (2024-02-29). Candace Owens slams the porn industry, are Jews behind it?>. albawaba.com ALBAWABA – American commentator and author Candace Owens recently took to her official X (formerly Twitter) account and slammed the porn industry for weakening men through understanding their physiological factors and more. The individual in question said in a post on X: "Pornography is an intentional weapon of mass destruction. It was designed to weaken men with an understanding of their physiological responses. It is also designed to drive men further into perversion. Time to look into the history and profiteering of pornography."Candace Owens slams the porn industry, are Jews behind it?: This angered a…

WSWS (2024-02-29). Twenty weeks of protests in Australia against Gaza genocide. wsws.org "I'm increasingly convinced that socialism is the only option. There's clearly a need for a change, for a system that doesn't work in the interests of profit and exploitation."

midwesternmarx (2024-02-29). "An accursed evil": Darwin's Struggle to Write "On the Origin of Species". By: JEFFREY S. KAYE. midwesternmarx.com Today is Charles Darwin's 215th birthday. On the Origin of Species was published in 1859, when Darwin was 50 years old. After a period of extraordinary scientific creativity in his late 20s, after returning to London from the five-year circumnavigation of the HMS Beagle, a period that included his working out of the theory of evolution via natural selection, Darwin did not publish on the subject of evolution for the next 19 years. Why?There are a lot of reasons. As part of …

midwesternmarx (2024-02-29). Another Lost Cold War Document: Zhou Enlai's March 8, 1952 Denunciation of U.S. Germ Warfare. By: Jeffrey S. Kaye. midwesternmarx.com Picture of the "Northeast China Group of the Commission for Investigating the Crime of Bacteriological Warfare Committed by the American Imperialists," taken at Shenyang, April 1, 1952. From 1952 pamphlet, "Exhibition on Bacteriological War Crimes Committed by the Government of the United States," pg. 13, published by The Chinese People's Committee for World Peace (author's private collection) IntroductionThis is an updated version of the original post. The update is necessary, …

midwesternmarx (2024-02-29). Dialectics, Science, and Naturalism: An Outline. By: Rasmus S. Haukedal. midwesternmarx.com Should one claim that, unless they have studied the Science of Logic, these scientists don't know what they are doing? Doubtless, they know what they are doing but, philosophically speaking, they often do not know what they know and beyond a certain point this limitation cannot but have a regrettable influence on their work(Sève 2008: 91)​IntroductionThe last century saw two prevailing trends between dialectics and science. On one side, Western Marxism, which was define …

midwesternmarx (2024-02-29). From Guernica to Gaza. By: Raouf Halaby. midwesternmarx.com To say that I was awed is an understatement.​Standing in front of Picasso's 11.5 ft. x 25.5 ft. celebrated painting Guernica is one of the most sobering encounters I've had the displeasure of experiencing. Displeasure because the massive composition's theme is revoltingly gruesome. Since that dastardly first-of-its-kind-waging-of-wars, nations have not learned to abide by and practice peaceful and harmonious existence.World War 2 was followed by war …

midwesternmarx (2024-02-29). Habonim Dror: How Israeli Regime Recruits Left-Wing Americans to Fan Zionism. By: Shabbir Rizvi. midwesternmarx.com One of the most profound awakenings for Westerners since the launch of the Palestinian resistance operation Al-Aqsa Storm has been their understanding of how influential the Zionist lobby is.​This lobby, which works in line with the US State Department when it can and independently and subversively when it cannot, tends to influence major arenas of societal interest.On the surface level, one can simply follow the money and understand the phenomenon: the Israeli lobby pouring million …

midwesternmarx (2024-02-29). Herbert Matthews' great interview, sixty-six years later. By: Guillermo Suárez Borges. midwesternmarx.com I never did another story that gave me more professional satisfaction… I only take credit for having correctly interpreted what I saw and heard, for having realized that the extraordinary young man who opened his heart to me in whispers, for three hours, would be the one around whom the hopes and passions of Cuba would be concentrated, for a tide of victory.​Herbert Matthews interviewing Fidel in the Sierras.This is how Herbert Matthews, the distinguished American journalist …

midwesternmarx (2024-02-29). It is dark before the dawn, but Israeli settler colonialism is at an end. By: Ilan Pappe. midwesternmarx.com Professor Ilan Pappe spoke at IHRC's annual Genocide Memorial Day in London, UK on 21st January 2024, on the need to understand that the genocide of Palestinians we are currently witnessing, as brutal as it is, is also the demise of the so-called Jewish state. We need to be ready to imagine a new world beyond it.​——The idea that Zionism is settler colonialism is not new. Palestinian scholars in the 1960s working in Beirut in the PLO Research Centre had already underst …

midwesternmarx (2024-02-29). The dialectic in the service of revolution By: Ann Robertson. midwesternmarx.com Marxist revolutionaries strive to analyze the surrounding bourgeois, capitalist world with the goal of fundamentally changing it. But the hegemony of bourgeois metaphysical modes of thinking in capitalist societies—modes that always end up assuring us that the essential institutions of bourgeois society are not susceptible to change and are as permanent as the law of gravity—can sometimes derail this goal.Karl Marx (1818-83), like Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831) befo …

midwesternmarx (2024-02-29). There Is No Place for the Palestinians of Gaza to Go. By: Vijay Prashad. midwesternmarx.com On February 9, 2024, Israel's prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that his army would advance into Rafah, the last remaining city in Gaza not occupied by the Israelis. Most of the 2.3 million Palestinians who live in Gaza had fled to its southern border with Egypt after being told by the Israelis on October 13, 2023, that the north had to be abandoned and that the south would be a "safe zone." As the Palestinians from the north, particularly from G …

midwesternmarx (2024-02-29). Why Are Definitions Problematic for Marxists? By: Carlos L. Garrido. midwesternmarx.com This article is a reply to a reader's question, which can be read HERE. In Anti-Dühring, Friedrich Engels writes the following on definitions: ​"From a scientific standpoint all definitions are of little value. In order to gain an exhaustive knowledge of what life is, we should have to go through all the forms in which it appears, from the lowest to the highest. But for ordinary usage such definitions are very convenient and in places cannot well be dispensed with; moreover …

Editor (2024-02-29). Defending materialism: Lenin the philosopher. mronline.org NICK MATTHEWS looks at the great Bolshevik leader's intense three-week period of furious study in the British Library in 1908 and the timeless classic on Marxism and philosophy it produced: Materialism and Empirio-Criticism.

Ron Jacobs (2024-02-29). Unchained Capitalism: A Demonic Theology. counterpunch.org

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-29). Social workers take unprotected industrial action for Palestine. greenleft.org.au

World Beyond War (2024-02-29). Women & War: World BEYOND War's 2024 Virtual Film Festival. pressenza.com Join World BEYOND War for our 4th annual virtual film festival!: | Marking International Women's Day (March 8), this year's "Women & War" virtual film festival from March 9-23, 2024 explores the intersection of women, war, and militarized masculinity. Each week, we'll host a live Zoom discussion with key representatives from the films and special guests to answer your questions and explore the topics addressed in the films. Scroll down to learn more about each film and our special guests, and to purchase tickets! | How It Works: : | 1 ticket gets you access to all 3 films and 3 live Zoom discussion…

Kelly Hayes (2024-02-29). State of US Journalism Is "Worst I've Ever Seen It," Says Sarah Kendzior. truthout.org "The public domain is being purchased, and it is being purchased in order for it to be destroyed," says journalist Sarah Kendzior. In this episode of "Movement Memos," Kendzior and host Kelly Hayes discuss the decline of journalism in the U.S. and how we can resist the erosion of our shared history, our values and our shared reality. Music by Son Monarcas & Pulsed Note: This a rush transcript and… |

Jacqueline Luqman, Anthony Karefa Rogers-Wright, Black Agenda Report. (2024-02-29). The Revolutionary Potential Of The Abandon Biden Initiatives. popularresistance.org This week, the neoliberal, war-mongering machine known as the Democratic party held its presidential primary in Michigan – a key state that will play a major role in the outcome of the general election in November. Michigan is home to Detroit, one of the largest Black cities and the largest Arab population in the nation, including the state's majority Arab city of Dearborn, roughly nine miles from Detroit. Both the Black and Arab populations are critical voting blocs that both corporate political parties are looking to for electoral success, the Democrats much more so than the Republicans.

Ajamu Baraka (2024-02-29). People(s)-Centered Human Rights and the Black Radical Tradition. mronline.org The West's fiction of "human rights" has been weaponized by neoliberals to rationalize naked imperialist interventions. But if human rights are to have any relevance for the oppressed, they must be "de-colonized" and given meaning by the oppressed themselves: a People(s)-Centered Human Rights (PCHR).

Maxime Perriot, Sushovan Dhar (2024-02-29). Modi's India is more unequal than ever. cadtm.org

WSWS (2024-02-29). 10 years since the far-right coup in Kiev. wsws.org This article, which draws the political lessons of the 2014 far-right coup in Kiev, was submitted to the WSWS by a socialist from Ukraine living abroad.

albawaba (2024-02-29). Several casualties in an attack on Chad intelligence services office. albawaba.com ALBAWABA – According to local reports, several casualties have been recorded killed in an attack on the Chad Intelligence Services office in N'Djamena. An attack on the office of Chad's strong ANSE internal security agency in the capital N'Djamena killed multiple individuals, according to a government statement released on Wednesday.The statement blamed the nighttime attack on activists from the opposition Socialist Party Without Borders, led by Yaya Dillo, and stated that "the situation is now completely under control" and that "the perpetrators of this act have been arrested or are being sought and will be pros…

Editor (2024-02-29). Tell Ministers Joly, Hussen, and Miller to Stop Genocide or Resign! socialistproject.ca Canada has ignored repeated warnings from UN experts and the World Court on the risk of Israel committing genocide in Gaza, and Canada's response to developments have even worsened the crisis. In particular, Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly resisted calls for a ceasefire, refused to condemn Israel's violence against Palestinians and ignored the World Courts finding of a "plausible" genocide in Gaza. | Minist…

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-29). Palestine, South Africa activists to address Ecosocialism 2024. greenleft.org.au

Ileana Ferrer Fonte (2024-02-29). Vietnam and Cuba communist parties to promote high-level agreements. plenglish.com Hanoi, Feb 29 (Prensa Latina) Leaders of the Communist Parties of Vietnam (PCV) and Cuba (PCC) agreed on Thursday to further promote the role of these party organizations in advising and promoting the implementation of high-level bilateral agreements.

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2024-02-27: News Headlines

Ben Norton (2024-02-27). 'Western dominance has ended', EU foreign-policy chief admits, warning of 'West against the Rest' geopolitics. geopoliticaleconomy.com The European Union's top diplomat, Josep Borrell, admitted that the "era of Western dominance has indeed definitively ended". He warned that the EU must not divide the world into "the West against the Rest", as "many in the 'Global South' accuse us of 'double standards'".

ecns.cn (2024-02-27). Economist: China can ride out realty pressure. ecns.cn China is capable of effecting more measures to boost market confidence in property developers' liquidity and credit, thereby reversing the downward pressure on the Chinese economy from real estate and further vitalizing the economy.

ecns.cn (2024-02-27). Chinese airlines to increase weekly round-trip flights to U.S. to 50 from current 35, starting March 31. ecns.cn Chinese passenger airlines will be able to increase their weekly round-trip flights to the U.S. from the current 35 to 50, starting from March 31, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) said on Monday after frequent China-U.S. interactions.

Editor (2024-02-27). Feb 27, 2024. sitrepworld.info ‚ô´ Air — Johann Sebastian Bach Comes Thermidor: Are you ready for it? by James Howard Kunstler The Rapidly Emerging Rule of Tyranny in the West, by Paul Craig Roberts Fake terrorism and the genocide agenda, by Paul Cudenec Letter from CPAC: Journey into A New Kind of Dissidence, by Naomi Wolf Joan Roelofs ponders life: a web of hope and humanity in a world on fire, from Jeff Brown War Is Bad for You — And the Economy, by William Hartung U.S. Seeks to Cap Middle East Violence; In This, Iran Is (a Kind of) 'Ally,' by Alastair Crooke Aaron Bushnell Burned Himself Alive To Make You Turn…

Sean Callebs (2024-02-27). The Heat: Global Economy. america.cgtn.com The International Monetary Fund upgraded its outlook for global economy for 2024, pointing to the better-than-expected performance of China and the United States last year. Meanwhile, Japan, the United Kingdom and Germany are dealing with recession. | Joining the discussion: | Klaus Larres is a fellow at the…

Staff (2024-02-27). Venezuela Produces 97% of Food it Consumes. orinocotribune.com The gradual recovery observed in Venezuela's economy can be seen in the increase in agricultural production, which has recorded 14 consecutive quarters of growth despite the blockade and unilateral sanctions imposed by the United States. | Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro explained this last Wednesday, February 21, during a work day dedicated to national production. He highlighted that this progress towards a productive and independent economy has been carried out through Venezuela's own efforts amid the difficulties caused by illegal US sanctions. | During the activity, President Maduro presented economic…

albawaba (2024-02-27). Israel to raise $60b in debt, limit jobs, and hike taxes to fund its war. albawaba.com ALBAWABA — Israel is reportedly planning to raise $60 billion in debt, freeze hiring for government jobs as well as implement tax surges in order to support its defenses, according to Financial Times, as the economy suffers deeply amid its war on Gaza strip.Compared to pre-war finances, the Israeli government intends to increase military expenditure by 85%, or 55 billion shekels ($15 billion). The goal of this increase is to boost Israel's defence against changing regional developments.The British newspaper stated that the economic impact occurred following Israel's ban of entry for approximately 150,000 Pa…

Andrew Elrod, n+1. (2024-02-27). What was the CIO? popularresistance.org After decades of defeat, workers are on the move again. Many of those interested today in a revived labor movement know that unions once exercised real sway over the national economy and politics in the US. And the distant memory of how the labor movement was built holds great symbolic power: as thousands of union organizers have asked in meetings, how did they do it in the 1930s? The United Auto Workers named and conceptualized their recent, triumphant "Stand-Up Strike" in explicit homage to their union's breakthrough sitdown strikes of 1936—1937.

John Ross (2024-02-27). China's economy is still far out growing the U.S. — contrary to Western media "fake news" mronline.org The factual situation is that China's economy, as it heads into 2024, has far outgrown all other major comparable economies.

Staff (2024-02-27). Media's Israel bias exposed by US soldier who set himself on fire to protest Gaza genocide. geopoliticaleconomy.substack.com Subscribe now The Western media showed its extreme bias by whitewashing the fatal protest of US airman Aaron Bushnell, who set himself on fire outside Israel's embassy in Washington, DC while shouting "Free Palestine!" and "I will no longer be complicit in genocide!". Scientific studies have found that roughly 60% of people in the United …

teleSUR (2024-02-26). Italy Announces Bilateral Security Deal With Ukraine. telesurenglish.net On Saturday, the Italian government announced a bilateral support agreement with Ukraine ahead of the Group of Seven (G7) leaders' meeting under Italy's presidency. | RELATED: | The security partnership with a 10-year mandate between Rome and Kiev includes cooperation in defense, economy, infrastructure and energy, and humanitarian support, among other fields. | Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni has said that security…

albawaba (2024-02-27). Bethlehem tourist shops, Palestinians struggle in wartime economy. albawaba.com ALBAWABA – For Palestinian Christian Jack Giacaman and his family-owned souvenir shop in Bethlehem, times are hard. Tourists and their purchases that normally bolstered Giacaman's business and Bethlehem's local economy have disappeared since the Israel-Hamas war began on Oct. 7. Giacaman said, "We used to get at least 200 visitors a day before the war. Now we get zero."To supplement this lost income Giacaman said he's prioritizing online sales, but his shop, My Christmas House, is still struggling. "We're trying to keep workers as much as we can, but it's not easy," he said.Between Israel's wartime ban on Palesti…

eng.belta.by (2024-02-27). Lukashenko sends Independence Day greetings to Dominican Republic. eng.belta.by "Your country is approaching this significant date with serious achievements in the economy and social sector, with the improvement of the quality of life evident for every citizen," the message of greetings runs.

teleSUR (2024-02-27). Mexico Urges US To Regularize Migrants' Legal Status. telesurenglish.net On Monday, Mexican Foreign Minister Alicia Barcena highlighted the importance of Mexican migrant workers to the U.S. economy, and again urged Washington to regularize their legal status. | RELATED: | Mexicans working in the U.S. contribute over US$324 billion annually to the nation's economy in such essential sectors as agriculture, services and construction, Barcena said, adding that "the regularization of Mexicans is not unprecedented.

ecns.cn (2024-02-27). Trend of 'rise of the East and decline of the West' inevitable: economist. ecns.cn The trend of China's economic growth remains unchanged, and the so-called China decline theory will not resist the trend of "the rise of the East and the decline of the West", an economist said in an article on Sunday.

Ileana Ferrer Fonte (2024-02-27). Japanese entrepreneurs explore investment opportunities in Ethiopia. plenglish.com Ichiro Hara, managing director of the Federation, leading the Japanese delegation, met with Ethiopian State Minister of Finance, Semereta Sewasew, who was accompanied by Tokyo's Ambassador here, Shibata Hironori, and senior officials from the Ministries of Finance and Foreign Affairs. | Sewasew appreciated the entrepreneurs' intention to participate in development activities in the African country and urged the companies to discover their investment potential. | The visiting delegation expressed enthusiasm to expand existing and new trade activities in Addis Ababa. | They inquired about the ongoing economic refo…

infobrics (2024-02-27). The Expansion of BRICS: Challenges and Opportunities for Pakistan. infobrics.org The 15th summit of the BRICS member states was held in Johannesburg, South Africa, on August 31, 2023. These groups of big emerging national economies have announced the addition of six new members in an attempt to restructure the global liberal economic order and provide a counterbalance to the US and its western allies…

teleSUR, dcdc, DRL (2024-02-27). Cedeao levanta sanciones económicas a Guinea y Mali. telesurtv.net Los líderes del grupo decidieron "levantar las sanciones financieras y económicas" en la cumbre extraordinaria celebrada el pasado sábado en Abuya, capital de Nigeria.

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

GABIK (2024-02-27). EWSETA introduces specialised training for renewable energy, water management. sanews.gov.za EWSETA introduces specialised training for renewable energy, water management | The Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority (EWSETA) has developed and implemented specialised renewable energy and water resource management training programmes, in a bid to align with industry needs and technological advancements. | This was revealed during a media engagement with the organisation in Rosebank, Johannesburg on Tuesday. | EWSETA Chief Executive Officer, Mpho Mookapele, engaged the media on the back of growing research that macroeconomic trends and technological advancements continue to disrupt labou…

Isabel Ortiz (2024-02-27). The World Social Forum: The counterweight to the World Economic Forum. cadtm.org

jamanetwork (2024-02-27). Changes in Health Care Workers' Economic Outcomes Following Medicaid Expansion. jamanetwork.com This study examines the difference in health care worker compensation between states that expanded and those that did not expand Medicaid after the passage of the Affordable Care Act.

Victoria Torres, Orinoco Tribune. (2024-02-27). President Of Mexico Fights Back Against New York Times Slander. popularresistance.org The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, criticized the US news outlet The New York Times (NYT) and stressed that journalists of NYT and other imperialist media outlets consider themselves "a divine race" that cannot be touched, "not even with a rose petal," despite the fact that they spread slander with impunity. | "You, with all due respect, do partisan journalism, because you are biased in favor of groups with vested interests, you are too close to de facto political and economic power," AMLO said on Friday, February 23, during a tense exchange with Jesica Zermeño, journalist of Univision, during…

teleSUR (2024-02-26). The Caribbean: Introduction to Leisure & Entertainment Industry. telesurenglish.net The new world economic order has driven the economic restructuring of the Caribbean from a producer of agricultural products for the dinner table (sugar, coffee, tobacco, cocoa and fruits) to a platform for the leisure and entertainment industries. | RELATED: | The development of tourism in the Greater Caribbean (insular Caribbean and Central America) dates back to the 1970s, with the rise of all-inclusive package to…

Khushboo Razdan (2024-02-27). US, semiconductor firms in 'tough' talks over funding American chip manufacturing: commerce secretary. scmp.com Negotiations will result in each company 'doing more for economic and national security at a lower cost to the taxpayer', says Gina Raimondo.

latintimes (2024-02-27). Asian Markets Muted As Traders Await Fresh Data For Rate Clues. latintimes.com Last week's rallies — including an all-time record close for Tokyo's benchmark index — were fuelled by solid earnings from US chip titan Nvidia, a bellwether for artificial intelligence.

Princess Harmony (2024-02-27). Politicians attack harm reduction programs. workers.org It's 2024 and people are still buying into anti-addict, anti-houseless politics in the age of the opioid epidemic and record poverty in Philadelphia. Council member Quetcy Lozada, whose heart seems to be extraordinarily hardened against drug addicts and problematic users, is using her political position to attack harm reduction-based organizations . . . |

thecommunists (2024-02-27). Why is Manchester in poverty? Workers need socialism! thecommunists.org Download this leaflet as a pdf. Labour, Tory, same old story Sometime this year, working-class people in Manchester will be asked to cast their vote in favour of Labour, Tory or Liberal candidates in a general election. Each will claim to be for policies that they claim could help improve the living conditions of everyday …

WSWS (2024-02-27). Flint, Michigan teachers, living in poverty, outraged over school board's revoking of labor contract. wsws.org The United Teachers of Flint has not called a strike vote, instead calling for closing schools and selling buildings.

WSWS (2024-02-27). Washington D.C. Democrats and pseudo-left support draconian, punitive crime bill. wsws.org As is the case in Democratic Party-run governments at the local and national levels, rather than deal with the root social causes of crime, bourgeois politicians advocate a massive crackdown on the poorest layers of the population and criminalizing poverty.

Mel Buer, The Real News Network. (2024-02-27). Combatting The Housing Crisis With The Crown Heights Tenants Union. popularresistance.org Some 34% of available housing stock in the US is rented by tenants, who number over 114 million people. Among tenants, more than 40% pay over 35% of their monthly income towards rent alone. As wages stagnate and rents rise, the fight against landlords, evictions, and developers becomes more urgent to the class struggle day by day. The Real News speaks with Esteban Girón from the Crown Heights Tenants Union on the housing crisis roiling America and how tenants can fight back.

Staff (2024-02-27). Apparently, a German judge thinks a worker being on time is more important than the climate crisis. thecanary.co A scientist and activist whose bosses sacked him after he refused to travel by plane due to his carbon footprint and the climate crisis has lost his appeal over his dismissal. Dr. Grimalda: taking a principled stand for the planet Dr. Gianluca Grimalda, a social scientist and climate activist, lost his appeal at the Labour …

SKWAWKBOX (2024-02-27). Labour and Tories combine in Lords to defeat attempt to protect your right to see a doctor. skwawkbox.org Peers from both versions of the Tory party come together to see off Green peer's attempt to maintain distinction between medically qualified NHS doctors and 'associates' The Tories and Labour combined in the House of Lords on Monday night to crush Green peer Natalie Bennett's attempt to kill off the government's bill to blur the …

Ana Perdigón (2024-02-27). Socialist International Expels Venezuela's Popular Will Party. orinocotribune.com The Socialist International (SI) expelled the far-right Popular Will party (VP) because they "exceeded the organization's ethical codes" after modifying their ideological line, according to SI. | In Venezuela and other places in the world, analysts expressed surprise when the far-right VP was accepted into the Socialist International despite the long list of parties that are no longer socialist and still are part of this international group. | Socialist International brings together social democratic, socialist, and labor political parties from around the world. It ratified the expulsion of Popular Will because t…

Frank Jordan (2024-02-27). How Labor can avoid the negative gearing trap. independentaustralia.net

Chris Walker (2024-02-27). Petition Blasts Mike Johnson Over Christian Nationalist Chaplain Appearance. truthout.org A petition that condemns Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-Louisiana) for collaborating with a Christian nationalist pastor — who pushed false election fraud claims in support of former President Donald Trump — has amassed thousands of signatures. The petition from Faithful America, an organization that describes itself as a "community of Christians putting faith into action for love and social… |

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-27). Labor under pressure from protests over Gaza genocide. greenleft.org.au

WSWS (2024-02-27). Australian government's universities report outlines pro-business and war restructuring. wsws.org The Labor government's Universities Accord final report, reveals a further restructuring of universities to satisfy the employment and research demands of the corporate elite and preparations for war.

WSWS (2024-02-27). US Labor Department reports 5,486 workplace fatalities in 2022 as on the job toll continues rise. wsws.org According to the most recent US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) update there were 5,486 on the job deaths in 2022, a 5.7 percent rise over 2021.

albawaba (2024-02-27). Man cuts off his own legs to get insurance. albawaba.com ALBAWABA – In a shocking turn of events, a man from Missouri found himself in a shocking situation when his elaborate plan to scam an insurance company went awry, resulting in a life-altering outcome.The 60-year-old paralyzed man, driven by the desire for financial gain, came up with a scheme to pay someone to amputate his legs to receive a large insurance payout. However, his plan backfired as he ended up losing his legs without achieving his intended goal.Initially, the man claimed that his legs were attacked by a wild boar, but his fabricated story began to unravel under the scrutiny of the Howell County Sheri…

Associated Press (2024-02-27). Norwegian Dawn cruise ship allowed to dock in Mauritius after tests show no cholera aboard. scmp.com Authorities on the island nation off the coast of east Africa prevented the Norwegian Dawn from docking over the weekend over what they said were 'health risks', without elaborating.

Editor (2024-02-27). The wealthy cause climate change; the poor suffer its consequences. mronline.org The tiny but incredibly privileged 0.1% really are a breed apart, even from their not-quite-so-rich neighbours.

Stephen Joseph Scott (2024-02-27). Governance, Race, Property, and Profit. socialistproject.ca "Slavery is associated … with the emergence of several of the most profoundly cherished ideals and beliefs in the Western tradition." — Orlando Patterson | The subjugation and forced enslavement of Black bodies seized from the continent of Africa had been fundamental to the expansion and growth of the Atlantic domain since the early sixteenth century. In fact, African enslavement had been a mainstay throughout the Spanish Atlantic world for more than a generation prior to English colonization in the Americas. Seeing the Spanish not only as rivals for land, wealth, and resources, the English (not having…

ecns.cn (2024-02-27). Nation to expand carbon market soon. ecns.cn China will strive to expand its carbon trading market as soon as possible, as both trade volume and prices in the program are increasing, Zhao Yingmin, vice-minister of ecology and environment, said on Monday.

newarab (2024-02-27). As Ramadan approaches in Iraq, food and meat prices surge. newarab.com As the holy Muslim month of Ramadan quickly approaches, meats and basic According to official government data, inflation rates in Iraq have risen by 4.5%, with a noticeable increase in price levels officially in the last month of 2023. Many Iraqi traders have exploited…

Arab News (2024-02-27). Houthi Red Sea Strikes Conducive to Disruptions in Global Maritime Trade. Supply Shortages, Dramatic Increase in Retail Prices. globalresearch.ca

Peoples Health Dispatch (2024-02-27). Lobbies give ultra-processed food corporates new avenues to influence food policy. peoplesdispatch.org Ultra-processed food (UPF) producers are intertwined in a global network of influence groups through which they are able to influence new food and nutrition policies, as shown by a new The detrimental effects of rising UPF consumption on health around the world have been well-documented and are generally recognized as one of the major commercial determinants of health. This alone should be enough to guard strategic food and nutrition…

Cynthia Papermaster (2024-02-27). Monday 2/26: Candlelight Vigil for Aaron Bushnell, whose last words were FREE PALESTINE. indybay.org Israeli Consulate, 456 Montgomery St. @Sacramento St., Financial District, San Francisco…

newarab (2024-02-27). Ras Gamila: After Ras al-Hekma, Egypt offers up Red Sea land. newarab.com Egypt is reportedly planning to make a renewed push to offer prime Red Sea coastal land in Ras al-Ghamila (also Ras al-Gamila, Ras al-Jamila) in the Straits of Tiran in South Sinai for foreign investment, in the wake of a $35 billion deal with the UAE for the development of Egypt is reportedly targeting local and Gulf investors from Saudi Arabia and Qatar for the lucrative acquisition as part of its attempt to inject much needed foreign currency liquidity to address its financial and…

albawaba (2024-02-27). Best College Student Credit Cards of 2024. albawaba.com Handling finances responsibly for college students is an important step in having a strong financial groundwork. Selecting the best credit card can serve as a tool on this path providing convenience, security, and opportunities to establish credit history. This article will guide you into the best college student credit cards of 2024. There cards are designed for college students and will showcase some choices that empower students to make informed decisions and work towards financial independence. | Financial Freedom: The Best College Student Credit Cards for College Students Who Want to Manage Money:…

newarab (2024-02-27). Israel to raise taxes to for military spending amid Gaza war. newarab.com Strained by its ongoing The Israeli government is set to take on nearly $60 billion in debt in 2024, temporarily stop hiring for public sector jobs, and increase taxes to almost double its defence spending after more than four months of war in Gaza, the Financial Times has reported. | Military expenditure is set to increase 85 percent compared to pre-war spending, meaning an addition…

Staff (2024-02-27). News Flash: Houthis attack underwater communications cables in the Red Sea. gilbertdoctorow.com News Flash: Houthis attack underwater communications cables in the Red Sea This morning's news ticker on the Russian Dzen website features an item that you will not see on the pages of today's New York Times or Financial Times. I quote: The Houthis have attacked underwater cables connecting Europe with Asia As a result of …

krish-rad_ind (2024-02-27). Every child in Gaza faces starvation. electronicintifada.net

Reuters (2024-02-27). US hurtles toward a government shutdown, again. scmp.com Significant swathes of the US government would have to suspend operations as soon as March 1 if Congress does not pass spending legislation that would avert a shutdown.

tvbrics (2024-02-27). Indian Prime Minister says investment inflows in textile manufacturing doubled. tvbrics.com Narendra Modi urged industrialists to adopt eco-friendly technologies…

tvbrics (2024-02-27). UAE to invest US$35bn to develop Egypt's Ras Al Hekma coastal zone. tvbrics.com Egypt's Prime Minister called it the largest foreign direct investment in history…

albawaba (2024-02-27). Learn How to Invest in AI Stocks in 2024. albawaba.com The world of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has emerged a lot across industries. It had reshaped business operations and presented lucrative investment opportunities for investors. Investing in AI stocks can offer returns as this groundbreaking technology continues to make strides. In this article, we will discuss the basics and learn how to invest in AI stocks. | The Future is Here: Learn How to Invest in AI Stocks: | AI encompasses an array of technologies such as machine learning, natural language processing, robotics, and autonomous vehicles among others. Companies involved in the development and implem…

Reuters (2024-02-27). Chinese money 'willing to ride it out' in pursuit of Canadian critical mining deals, despite Ottawa's scrutiny. scmp.com Canada tightened foreign investment rules for the critical minerals sector, and forced three Chinese investors to sell their stakes in Canadian critical mineral companies in 2022.

albawaba (2024-02-27). A post by Kim Kardashian will cost you $2 million>. albawaba.com ALBAWABA – One of the most if not the most profitable influencer families on social media, the Kardashians are the talk of the internet after a study revealed that one sponsored post by Kim Kardashian could cost millions of dollars. According to

jamanetwork (2024-02-27). Hospitals Receiving Drug Discounts Make Large Profits From Markups. jamanetwork.com A recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that US hospitals charged insurers substantially more for infused drugs than they paid manufacturers who sold them the treatments. The study involved more than 400‚ÄØ000 patients with Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance who received these infusions at hospitals and physician practices.

Oksana Mironova, Protean Magazine. (2024-02-27). The National Fight For Rent Control. popularresistance.org In April 2015, the Pacific Standard (RIP to yet another quality outlet shuttered) published a defense of rent control—with an opening salvo declaring it dead. New York tenant organizers would go on to win small, highly technical improvements to their rent regulation system a little later that year, but in the broad strokes, the Standard's appraisal at the time wasn't wrong. Localized systems in New York, California, and New Jersey were riddled with pro-landlord loopholes, while 31 states had instituted outright rent control bans, most at the behest of a shadowy neo-con organization.

Reuters (2024-02-27). Nepal's overworked and underpaid nurses quit for higher wages, better work conditions abroad: 'no future here'. scmp.com The 'worrying' situation is straining the healthcare system in Nepal, which is among 55 countries on a WHO list of nations with a severe shortage of healthcare workers.

Mark Lesseraux (2024-02-27). Capitalism Has Left the Building. Enter Technofeudalism. pressenza.com The Search for a Definition | Over the last four or five years, like just about everyone else, I've been feeling that some kind of huge shift, some sort of sea change has taken place that I haven't quite been able to define. There were certainly occurrences that stood out. There was the Trump presidency, there was the COVID pandemic, there are the horrible wars in Ukraine, in Gaza and elsewhere, etc.. However, none of these phenomena held up, by themselves or in conjunction with one another, as a satisfying answer to my query. | Inverted Socialism? | Two years ago, I wrote an article for Pressenza entitled, "We H…

teleSUR (2024-02-26). Haiti: Deficit of Mental Health Experts. telesurenglish.net Forced displacement due to violence generated by criminal gangs, assaults of all kinds, loss of homes and possessions add to the list of social disillusionment that gestated the desire of many individuals to end their own lives for good. | Depression, feelings of failure and the inability to plan for the future triggered suicidal thoughts in Haiti. Feb. 26, 2024.

ecns.cn (2024-02-27). Logistics giants enlarge footprint in Chengdu. ecns.cn Global logistics companies are expanding their presence in Chengdu, as the capital of Southwest China's Sichuan province actively integrates itself into global industrial and supply chains.

huaxia (2024-02-27). Israeli manufacturers association advises plants to prepare for full-scale war. indybay.org The Manufacturers Association of Israel (MAI) advised over 2,000 industrial factories across the country to prepare for a full-scale war between Israel and the Lebanese armed group Hezbollah, MAI said on Monday.

Pablo Rafael Fuentes (2024-02-27). Instan en Cuba a buscar soluciones alternativas en sector industrial. radiohc.cu La Habana, 27 feb (RHC) El primer ministro de Cuba, Manuel Marrero, instó a los trabajadores del Ministerio de Industrias a renovar sus prácticas y seguir buscando soluciones alternativas para impulsar la economía del país caribeño.

albawaba (2024-02-27). Bitcoin hits $57,000 record, first record since 2021. albawaba.com ALBAWABA — Bitcoin saw a record spike topping $56,728 price point for the first time since late 2021, gaining 9.52 percent in a single day on Tuesday morning with an increase of 32 percent since the start of the year, later correcting to $56,302 during the day.The bull rally caused a surge in Bitcoin US. based spot ETFs according to Bloomberg, with a record-breaking $2.4 billion in trading volume on Monday indicating a rise in interest in the token among investors beyond ardent fans of digital assets.$IBIT went wild accounting for $1.3b of it, breaking its record by about 30%. Maxime Perriot, Sushovan Dhar (2024-02-27). Modi's India is more unequal than ever. cadtm.org

Staff (2024-02-27). PSUV: Venezuela's Opposition Disguises its Shortcomings with Violence. orinocotribune.com The vice president of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello, warned that Venezuela's opposition wants to hide its failures with violence. However, he assured, the government will not fall for these provocations. | This Monday, February 26, during the weekly press conference of the PSUV National Directorate, Cabello was asked about the national tour that the opposition leader, María Corina Machado, is undertaking. Despite being disqualified from holding public office, Machado continues to behave as though she is campaigning. | In this regard, the PSUV leader stated that this sector of Ve…

Friends of Socialist China. (2024-02-27). China Affirms Palestinian People's Right To Wage Armed Struggle. popularresistance.org The government of China has made an extremely important statement affirming the right of the Palestinian people to engage in armed struggle for liberation. | Speaking on February 22, on the second day of the International Court of Justice (ICJ)'s hearings on 'The Legal Consequences arising from the Policies and Practices of Israel in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jersusalem', held at the Hague, Holland, Ma Xinmin, Legal Adviser to China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said, referring to the results of the 'Six Day War' in June 1967, that 57 years have passed since Israel began its occupation a…

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-27). Palestine, South Africa activists to address Ecosocialism 2024. greenleft.org.au

latintimes (2024-02-27). Cuban Cigar Exports Soar Amid Demand For Luxury Goods. latintimes.com Cuba cannot sell its cigars in North America — the world's biggest market for the product — due to a trade embargo imposed by Washington on the communist island since 1962.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2024-02-25: News Headlines

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2024-02-24: News Headlines

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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