2024-02-10: News Headlines

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

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

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

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

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

Andrew Korybko (2024-02-09). Putin Subverted The Mainstream & Alternative Media's Expectations In His Interview With Tucker. thealtworld.com He isn't the monster or madman that the Mainstream Media portrays him as, though he also isn't the anti-Western revolutionary mastermind that the Alt-Media Community claims either. President Putin is simply an apolitical pragmatist that solely wants to preserve his country's conservative-nationalist society, robustly develop its economy, and ensure its objective national security interests, all while cooperating with others in pursuit of mutual benefit. |

Ben Norton, Geopolitical Economy. (2024-02-09). CIA Director Calls China Biggest 'Threat', Says Ukraine War Benefits US. popularresistance.org The director of the Central Intelligence Agency, William J. Burns, published an article in which he referred to "the United States' principal rivals—China and Russia", while emphasizing that "China is the bigger long-term threat". | Strongly implying that we are in the early stages of a new cold war, he wrote that "China and Russia consume much of the CIA's attention". | Burns revealed that "the CIA has been reorganizing itself" in order to counter China. The notorious US spy agency has created a special "mission center" focusing exclusively on Beijing, and has doubled its budget for anti-China operations.

ecns.cn (2024-02-09). China-Laos Railway builds on momentum in new year as cargo and passenger numbers grow. ecns.cn China-Laos Railway has facilitated 27.87 million passenger journeys and 32.56 million tons of cargo since it entered operation on December 3, 2021, China Media Group reported on Thursday, reflecting the strong momentum in China-Laos business trade and personnel exchanges.

Editor (2024-02-09). Analysis: Clean energy was top driver of China's economic growth in 2023. mronline.org Clean energy contributed a record 11.4tn yuan ($1.6tn) to China's economy in 2023, accounting for all of the growth in investment and a larger share of economic growth than any other sector.

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-09). Essential polling shows support for a democratic economy, proportional representation. greenleft.org.au

Radhika Desai, Michael Hudson (2024-02-09). Economic solutions: How to go from financialized neoliberalism to a productive, sustainable economy. geopoliticaleconomy.com Political economists Radhika Desai and Michael Hudson discuss realistic alternatives to the neoliberal model of financialization, and tangible policies to build a productive, sustainable economy.

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

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

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

infobrics (2024-02-09). Wide support for Egyptian Plans for the Future, Says Country's Representative to BRICS. infobrics.org Egypt's visions and proposals included supporting mechanisms for reforming the global economic system…

Kate Fisher (2024-02-09). How companies are revamping empty office buildings. america.cgtn.com Post-pandemic — children are back at school, cruise ships are sailing again and airplanes are full — but offices in the United States are struggling. More office space is currently sitting empty in the U.S. than at any point since economic research firm Moody's Analytics began tracking vacancies in 1979. It's led some businesses to think creatively about how this empty real estate could be repurposed. CGTN's Kate Fisher reports.

Misión Verdad (2024-02-09). Setback for Milei: Argentina Ruling Party's 'Own Goal' Torpedoes Omnibus Law. orinocotribune.com By Misión Verdad — Feb 8, 2024 | The ultra-neoliberal party led by President Javier Milei, La Libertad Avanza (LLA), had to backtrack by The lack of consensus on crucial aspects, such as authorizing the president to make decisions in economic, financial, security, energy tariffs and administrative areas without the need to go through Congress, has been a determining factor in this situation for Milei, whose ambitions…

Mitchell Plitnick (2024-02-09). Dehumanization and misinformation in service of genocide. mondoweiss.net The dehumanization of Muslims and Arabs combined with outright misinformation about October 7 is the engine powering the genocide in Gaza.

Norwegian Red Cross (2024-02-09). World: Climate funds and social protection: What is the progress to date? reliefweb.int Country: World | Sources: Norwegian Red Cross, Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre | Please refer to the attached file. | This paper delves into the evolving landscape of climate finance for social protection. It gives an overview of current social protection spending, financing and coverage gaps across the world, and explores how climate finance can strengthen social protection systems, build resilience and improve socio-economic outcomes. The brief then zooms into adaptation funds (climate funds focused on enhancing the adaptive capacities of communities) to understand what kinds of social protection-re…

Redacción Mar del Plata (2024-02-09). Argentina: Life before debt. pressenza.com Jubilee South/Americas expresses solidarity with the people of Argentina: | Jubilee South/Americas expresses its solidarity and support to the people of Argentina, we join the rejection of the economic adjustment, as well as the reforms promoted by the newly elected president Javier Milei. | In Argentina, a process is underway that aims to further deepen the levels of deregulation of capital, dismantle the state, and advance along a line agreed with financial institutions such as the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund, among others. | The dismantling of the institutions and role of the state…

Janine (2024-02-09). State of the Nation Address in numbers. sanews.gov.za State of the Nation Address in numbers | President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered the State of the Nation Address (SONA) at the Cape Town City Hall on Thursday. | Below is the SONA in numbers: | Social Assistance | | More than 26 million — South Africans who continue to receive social assistance every month provided by the democratic state. | Some 9 million — unemployed people receiving the Special Social Relief of Distress Grant every month. | | Unemployment and Job Creation | | Two million ≠— people who lost their jobs due to COVID-19. | 15 to 24 — the ages of millions of young peo…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-09). World Cancer Day: Making a commitment to close the cancer care gap. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) recognizes World Cancer Day annually on February 4. The UICC's 2024 theme for World Cancer Day is "Close the Care Gap." The care gap is the gap between people who can obtain healthcare related to the prevention, early detection, diagnosis and treatment of cancer and those who cannot. The factors that create this gap include income, education and geographical location barriers. Discrimination based on ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, age,…

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

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

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

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

Angela (2024-02-09). Saturday 2/10: LA Labor for Palestine. indybay.org LA City Hall | 200 N Spring St. | Los Angeles, CA…

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-09). Australians for War Powers Reform says Labor must not support US strikes across the Middle East. greenleft.org.au

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-09). Labor's council demerger bill a 'sleight of hand'. greenleft.org.au

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-09). Palestine solidarity supporters call on Labor to boost funding to UNRWA. greenleft.org.au

Labor Video Project (2024-02-09). Striking UPTE UCSF Optometrists Speak Out For Patients & Justice. indybay.org UCSF UPTE optometrists went out on a one day strike for their patients and proper staffing levels. While the UC bosses and Gavin Newsom appointed regents are spending over $100 million for more hospitals in San Francisco staff are underpaid and patients have problems getting appointments.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-09). Médica Sur marks 10th anniversary as member of Mayo Clinic Care Network. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org MEXICO CITY and ROCHESTER, Minn. — Ten years ago, Médica Sur became the first international member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, a select group of institutions worldwide that have access to Mayo Clinic knowledge, expertise and resources. That relationship became the starting point for a collaboration that has grown over time. After becoming a care network member, Médica Sur began accessing Mayo's expertise so they could provide patients with more of the care they…

Staff (2024-02-09). Headlines for February 9, 2024. democracynow.org UNICEF Warns Israeli Escalation in Rafah Attack Will Cause Hunger and Disease to Skyrocket, Palestinian American Brothers Detained by Israel After Raid on Gaza Home, Senate Moves Ahead with $95 Billion Funding Bill for Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan, Northwestern Drops Case Against Students Who Made Mock School Paper, AFL-CIO Joins Labor Union Call for Gaza Ceasefire, Special Counsel Hur Declines to Charge Joe Biden in Classified Docs Case, Attacks Biden's Memory, SCOTUS Appears Skeptical of Colorado's Ruling That Disqualified Trump from the Ballot, Allies of Jailed Ex-PM Imran Khan Hold Lead in Tight Pakist…

teleSUR, odr, YSM (2024-02-09). Identifican 50 cuerpos de fallecidos por incendios en Chile. telesurtv.net El servicio forense detalló que los cuerpos se han identificado gracias a la colaboración de sus familiares.

teleSUR, rzr, SH (2024-02-09). Designan a Luis Gilberto Murillo como nuevo canciller colombiano. telesurtv.net El embajador Luis Gilberto Murillo es reconocido por su labor en las relaciones diplomáticas entre Colombia y Estados Unidos.

US Agency for International Development (2024-02-09). World: Renforcer la durabilité des bénévoles des groupes de soins : guide pour les activités de résilience et de sécurité alimentaire. reliefweb.int Country: World | Source: US Agency for International Development | Please refer to the attached file. | L'USAID en action pour la nutrition a élaboré ce guide par étapes pour les partenaires de mise en oeuvre de la RFSA comme référence pendant la conception et la mise en oeuvre du projet (par exemple, proposition, affiner et mettre en oeuvre, évaluation à mi-parcours). Ce guide vise à aider les partenaires de mise en oeuvre à réfléchir de manière critique à la question de savoir si et comment les volontaires des groupes d'entraide (ou des groupes de pairs non rémunérés similaires) peuvent être maintenus apr…

WSWS (2024-02-09). Florida legislature working to roll back protections for young workers. wsws.org Florida is one of a dozen states where governments are undermining child labor laws to increase the exploitation of the working class.

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

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

Ali Abunimah, The Electronic Intifada. (2024-02-09). Citing World Court, Japan Firm Cuts Ties With Israel Arms Maker. popularresistance.org A major Japanese industrial conglomerate is cutting ties with Israeli arms maker Elbit, citing the International Court of Justice ruling that Israel may be committing genocide in Gaza. | Itochu Corporation said its aviation division would terminate its partnership with Elbit by the end of February. | Tsuyoshi Hachimura, Itochu's chief financial officer, said that his company's partnership with Elbit was "based on a request from the Japan's defense ministry for the purpose of importing defense equipment for the Self-Defense Forces necessary for Japan's security, and is not in any way related to the current conflic…

Eric Toussaint (2024-02-09). SUNFED versus World Bank. cadtm.org In July 2024, the World Bank and the IMF will be 80 years old. 80 years of financial neo-colonialism and the imposition of austerity policies in the name of debt repayment. 80 years is enough! The Bretton Woods institutions must be abolished and replaced by democratic institutions serving an ecological, feminist and anti-racist bifurcation. To mark these 80 years, we are republishing a series of articles every Wednesday until July, looking in detail at the history and damage caused by these (…) | – | / |

Eric Toussaint (2024-02-09). Why the Marshall Plan ? cadtm.org In July 2024, the World Bank and the IMF will be 80 years old. 80 years of financial neo-colonialism and the imposition of austerity policies in the name of debt repayment. 80 years is enough! The Bretton Woods institutions must be abolished and replaced by democratic institutions serving an ecological, feminist and anti-racist bifurcation. To mark these 80 years, we are republishing a series of articles every Wednesday until July, looking in detail at the history and damage caused by these (…) | – | / |

Orinoco Tribune 2 (2024-02-09). GT Voice: Western Plan To Seize Russian Assets a Dangerous Precedent. orinocotribune.com By Global Times — Feb 5, 2024 | It is no secret that ever since Western governments froze approximately $300 billion of sovereign Russian assets, they have been working on plans to legitimately seize those frozen assets. However, instead of addressing any of the problems in the Russia-Ukraine conflict, confiscation will only set a disastrous precedent in the international financial system. | In the latest development, Western governments are drawing up plans to issue debt to help fund Ukraine, using Russian assets as a backstop for the repayment, the Financial Times reported recently. The Belgian government…

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

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

CounterSpin (2024-02-09). Rakeen Mabud on Greedflation. fair.org CounterSpin240209.mp3 Other Words ( This week on CounterSpin: CNN host

Anonymous (2024-02-09). LAVC Grant Director Falsified Resumes/Employment Histories. indybay.org New documents being released show that the scandal at Los Angeles Valley College involved Grant Director Dan Watanabe asking student-workers and others to falsify their resumes and credentials to receive employment from the Grant he managed. Erika Endrijonas knew about it, Annie G. Reed helped cover it up. LACCD Board of Trustees did nothing.

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

Daniel Warner (2024-02-09). Suspending Funding for UNRWA is an Indirect Violation of the International Court of Justice's Decision and Morally Indefensible. counterpunch.org In its January 26 decision in South Africa v. Israel, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled that "the State of Israel shall take immediate and effective measures to enable the provision of urgently needed basic services and humanitarian assistance to address the adverse conditions of life faced by Palestinians in the Gaza Strip." The

Dave DeCamp (2024-02-09). Senate Votes to Deliberate on $95 Billion Foreign Military Aid Bill. news.antiwar.com The Senate on Thursday voted to begin deliberations on a $95 billion foreign military aid bill that stripped out border spending that was in the original $118 billion piece of legislation, which the chamber voted down on Wednesday. The Senate voted 67-32 to take up the new bill, signaling that it will get the 60 …

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

Government of Canada (2024-02-09). Canada announces support for climate adaptation, disaster resilience and health services in Philippines during International Development Week. reliefweb.int Countries: Canada, Philippines | Source: Government of Canada | The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of International Development, announced today an investment of $28.15 million in development programming for the Philippines, emphasizing support for climate adaptation, for resilience against natural disasters, and for improved health care services. | Forest Foundation Philippines will implement an $8 million project to support vulnerable communities as they mitigate the impact of climate change and biodiversity loss. The project will assist with financing and capacity building to support gender-responsive, n…

tvbrics (2024-02-09). Brazilian authorities to invest US$20 billion in the automotive sector by 2029. tvbrics.com Several new plants will be built due to the investments…

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

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

The Independent (2024-02-09). Government tasked to regulate rehabilitative care devices. independent.co.ug Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Players in the health sector have called for greater regulation of assistive technologies in the country. There are fears that some of the devices being donated in the country are wrongly prescribed or do not meet the standards. Assistive technologies can benefit a wide range of people, including those with …

Isaac Nellist (2024-02-09). Green Left News Podcast Ep 31: The war on wages, Assange's final appeal & French farmers take action. greenleft.org.au Green Left journalist Isaac Nellist goes through the latest news from across the continent and around the world.

Andrés Madrid, Andrés Tapia (2024-02-09). Capitalism and drug trafficking in Ecuador: Two sides of the same coin. cadtm.org

Editor (2024-02-09). Feb 9, 2024. sitrepworld.info ‚ô´ This Magnificent Russian Music Is Astonishing Imperialism, Lenin, and US Wars Abroad: The Problem is Capitalism, by Rob Urie The Vladimir Putin Interview (Video, X) Joe Rogan & Aaron Rodgers: "Stand Courageously For What You Believe In," by John Leake The US Keeps Bombing People While Saying It Doesn't Want To Fight, by Caitlin Johnstone Israel's genocide in Gaza: Let Them Eat Dirt, by Chris Hedges Israeli Government's Lies About Gaza Shouldn't Be a Surprise, by Yves Smith Rockets Falling on Us — Gaza's Newton Lights Up Tents and Hearts in Rafah Greenwald: Congress, in Chaos, Can't Eve…

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

Naveen Reddy (2024-02-09). Social Ecology and the Medical-Industrial Complex. counterpunch.org In Remaking Society, Murray Bookchin writes, "All ecological problems have their roots in social problems." If we apply his theory of social ecology to our modern world, we can appreciate that the ongoing climate crisis is a function of the concentration of capital among a small minority of individuals who plunder natural resources and exploit

newarab (2024-02-09). World sees first 12 months above 1.5C warming level. newarab.com Earth has endured 12 consecutive months of temperatures 1.5C hotter than the pre-industrial era for the first time on record, Europe's climate monitor said Thursday, in what scientists called a "warning to humanity". | Storms, drought and fire have lashed the planet as climate change- supercharged by the naturally-occurring The extremes have continued into 2024, Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) service…

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

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

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

Ana Perdigón (2024-02-09). Diosdado Cabello: Chavismo Ready for Presidential Elections Whenever CNE Chooses. orinocotribune.com The vice president of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello, has stated that the party is ready for presidential elections to be held whenever the National Electoral Council (CNE) calls them. | During the broadcast of his television program Con el Mazo Dando this Thursday, February 8, Cabello said that the forces of Chavismo are prepared to take part in the electoral process whenever it is determined and convened by the CNE. "The ones who decide are the CNE, but I'm going to tell you something," he noted, "if the Electoral Power determines that the elections are in March, then we are re…

Santa Cruz News (2024-02-09). Democratic Socialists of Santa Cruz Endorses Measure M, the Housing for People Initiative. indybay.org Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) Santa Cruz has endorsed Measure M, the Housing for People initiative, which is on the ballot in the March 5 primary election in the City of Santa Cruz. If passed, Measure M will increase the ratio of inclusionary/affordable housing to 25% in new large projects of 30+ units, and will require a majority vote of the people before the city's General Plan can be amended to raise current building height limits or floor area ratios.

tickettailor (2024-02-09). Feb 9 Toronto: #FascistThreat and What it Means for #WorkingClass Politics. tickettailor.com Tonight in #Toronto Feb 9th, 7pm: "The #FascistThreat and What it Means for #WorkingClass Politics" – Feat. Adolph Reed Jr.

Tim Beal, Friends of Socialist China. (2024-02-09). Asian NATO Under A New Guise. popularresistance.org Over the past couple of years there has been a flurry of activity linking NATO, and some of its constituent countries with the states of American East Asia, principally Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has been a frequent visitor, and in December 2023, the US embassy in Seoul arranged for senior representatives from eight NATO countries to visit South Korea to "engage in discussions on the security situation in the Indo-Pacific region and other pertinent issues". Meanwhile back in Washington Representative Mike Lawler has introduced a bill in Congress aimed at…

WSWS (2024-02-09). Chile's deadly forest fires, climate change and the need for socialism. wsws.org The worst fire disaster in Chile's history is primarily a consequence of a capitalist-made climate crisis that is with increased frequency devastating populations in every corner of the planet.

WSWS (2024-02-09). AOC praises Biden for his "leadership" in MSNBC interview. wsws.org Trying to resuscitate Biden's plummeting standing among a vast majority of humanity, the fake socialist from New York was summoned to cable news to gin up support for "Genocide Joe."

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

ecns.cn (2024-02-09). Xi takes part in Spring Festival gathering with non-CPC members. ecns.cn As the Spring Festival of the Year of the Dragon is just around the corner, Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, Chinese president and chairman of the Central Military Commission, took part in a gathering with leading officials of the non-CPC political parties' central committees and the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce (ACFIC) and representatives of personages without party affiliation at the Great Hall of the People on the afternoon of Feb. 7 to greet the upcoming festival.

ecns.cn (2024-02-09). Xi extends Spring Festival greetings to all Chinese, urging efforts to write new chapter in advancing Chinese modernization. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, delivers a speech at a Spring Festival reception at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 8, 2024.

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2024-02-09: News Headlines

Ben Norton, Geopolitical Economy. (2024-02-09). CIA Director Calls China Biggest 'Threat', Says Ukraine War Benefits US. popularresistance.org The director of the Central Intelligence Agency, William J. Burns, published an article in which he referred to "the United States' principal rivals—China and Russia", while emphasizing that "China is the bigger long-term threat". | Strongly implying that we are in the early stages of a new cold war, he wrote that "China and Russia consume much of the CIA's attention". | Burns revealed that "the CIA has been reorganizing itself" in order to counter China. The notorious US spy agency has created a special "mission center" focusing exclusively on Beijing, and has doubled its budget for anti-China operations.

ecns.cn (2024-02-09). China-Laos Railway builds on momentum in new year as cargo and passenger numbers grow. ecns.cn China-Laos Railway has facilitated 27.87 million passenger journeys and 32.56 million tons of cargo since it entered operation on December 3, 2021, China Media Group reported on Thursday, reflecting the strong momentum in China-Laos business trade and personnel exchanges.

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-09). Essential polling shows support for a democratic economy, proportional representation. greenleft.org.au

Ben Norton (2024-02-08). CIA director calls China biggest 'threat', says Ukraine war benefits US geopolitically and economically. geopoliticaleconomy.com CIA Director William J. Burns published an article demonizing China as the "bigge[st] long-term threat", boasting that the spy agency has doubled its budget for anti-China ops. He also said the Ukraine war helps the US economically and geopolitically, and warned Taiwan could be next.

F. William Engdahl (2024-02-08). "The Great Reset" Is Here: Follow the Money. "Insane Lockdown" of the Global Economy, "The Green Agenda" globalresearch.ca The top-down reorganization of the world economy by a technocratic cabal led by the group around the Davos World Economic Forum— the so-called Great Reset or UN Agenda 2030— is no future proposal. It is well into actualization as the world remains in insane lockdown for a virus…

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-08). Essential polling shows support for a democratic economy, proportional representation. greenleft.org.au

Staff (2024-02-08). Venezuela Presents Anti-Blockade Policies to Burkina Faso Delegation. orinocotribune.com This Wednesday, Venezuelan vice minister for anti-blockade policy, William Castillo, made a presentation to the visiting delegation from Burkina Faso. Castillo's presentation covered the impact on Venezuela's economy of the illegal coercive measures—euphemistically referred to as "sanctions"—imposed by the US and its vassals and spoke about how Venezuela has overcome them. | In a statement, Castillo wrote that both parties agreed that "the sanctions are part of an illegal and criminal foreign policy and of a model of neocolonialism that uses attacks on the economy as a spearhead for the geopolitical c…

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

Redacción Mar del Plata (2024-02-09). Argentina: Life before debt. pressenza.com Jubilee South/Americas expresses solidarity with the people of Argentina: | Jubilee South/Americas expresses its solidarity and support to the people of Argentina, we join the rejection of the economic adjustment, as well as the reforms promoted by the newly elected president Javier Milei. | In Argentina, a process is underway that aims to further deepen the levels of deregulation of capital, dismantle the state, and advance along a line agreed with financial institutions such as the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund, among others. | The dismantling of the institutions and role of the state…

infobrics (2024-02-08). Russia Plays Leading Role in BRICS – South African Sherpa. infobrics.org Moscow is one of the key pillars of the economic bloc, Anil Sooklal has said…

Rhoda Wilson (2024-02-08). Climate Related News: Electric vehicles prove bad for business. expose-news.com While the World Economic Forum fabricates its Global Risk Report, an amateur futurist comes up with his own more realistic list. Wind turbines are not a "green renewable" energy source and electric …

Staff (2024-02-08). Argentina: Controversial Omnibus Law Returns to Committee Due to Lack of Consensus (+Public Celebrates). orinocotribune.com The Chamber of Deputies of Argentina has returned the controversial omnibus law back to committee, following deputies' approval of six of the articles when the session was adjourned due to the lack of consensus between the ruling party and its allies. | The omnibus law, a set of ultra-neoliberal economic reforms, was sent back for debate this Tuesday, February 6, meaning the project promoted by the government of far-right president Javier Milei will have to be discussed again. | The decision was adopted because the ruling party did not have the votes to approve key articles of the law, such as the privatization o…

Steven Hail (2024-02-08). Using MMT to solve Argentina's economic crisis. independentaustralia.net

The Independent (2024-02-08). Sub-Saharan Africa GDP to double by 2040 to US$4.5trillion. independent.co.ug London, England | THE INDEPENDENT | Research from market research company Euromonitor International has forecast the GDP of Sub-Saharan Africa to double by the year 2040 from the 2022 figure of US$ 2 trillion to over USD 4.5 trillion. Euromonitor's report, Sub-Saharan Africa: A Rising Economic Frontier, looked at the economies of Uganda and 45 …

tvbrics (2024-02-08). 20th African Fine Coffees conference and exhibition on coffee production kicked off in Ethiopia. tvbrics.com The Ethiopian government considers coffee production as one of the valuable engines of economic growth…

WSWS (2024-02-08). Malaysian government under pressure to reintroduce goods and services tax. wsws.org The Malaysian government is working to foist the current debt crisis onto the shoulders of the working class and the most economically vulnerable in society.

DikelediM (2024-02-08). Government determined to tackle pressing issue of youth unemployment. sanews.gov.za Government determined to tackle pressing issue of youth unemployment | As the country marks 30 years of democracy, President Cyril Ramaphosa has reiterated government's commitment to tackling the pressing issue of youth unemployment. | Delivering the final State of the Nation Address (SONA) for the sixth administration, President Ramaphosa emphasised that government is determined to take immediate action in providing employment opportunities for young individuals, underscoring the urgency of addressing this crucial challenge. | "For despite the remarkable achievements of the last 30 years, many of democracy's ch…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-09). World Cancer Day: Making a commitment to close the cancer care gap. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) recognizes World Cancer Day annually on February 4. The UICC's 2024 theme for World Cancer Day is "Close the Care Gap." The care gap is the gap between people who can obtain healthcare related to the prevention, early detection, diagnosis and treatment of cancer and those who cannot. The factors that create this gap include income, education and geographical location barriers. Discrimination based on ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, age,…

Center for Global Development (2024-02-08). Refugees and the Education of Host Populations: Evidence from the Syrian Inflow to Jordan. reliefweb.int Countries: Jordan, Syrian Arab Republic | Source: Center for Global Development | Please refer to the attached file. | Abstract | While labor market impacts of refugees in low- and middle-income countries are commonly studied, | public services like education could also be affected by mass arrivals. This paper examines the | impact of Syrian refugees on the educational outcomes of Jordanians. Combining detailed household | surveys with school-level records on the density of Syrians, we study both the quantity and quality of | education using a difference-in-differences design across refugee prevalence and s…

DikelediM (2024-02-08). Government to extend and improve R350 grant for the unemployed. sanews.gov.za Government to extend and improve R350 grant for the unemployed | President Cyril Ramaphosa has assured South Africans that government will extend and improve the R350 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant as the next step towards income support for the unemployed. | Delivering the last State of the Nation Address (SONA) for the sixth administration at the Cape Town City Hall, the President said government introduced the special grant during the pandemic, which currently reaches some 9 million unemployed people every month. | "We have seen the benefits of this grant and will extend it and improve it as the next…

Famine Early Warning System Network (2024-02-08). Uganda Key Message Update: Crisis (IPC Phase 3) outcomes persist for Refugees despite favorable second season harvest, January 2024. reliefweb.int Country: Uganda | Source: Famine Early Warning System Network | Please refer to the attached file. | Key Messages | In bimodal areas, second season harvesting, drying, and storing activities are wrapping up in January. Above-average second season staple food production has increased household and market food stocks and access to income from crop sales, supporting Minimal (IPC Phase 1) outcomes. In January, atypically dry conditions characterized by cumulative average to below-average off-season precipitation have negatively impacted vegetation and pasture conditions in the central, western, and northern reg…

Prensa Latina (2024-02-08). France and the anger of the countryside. pressenza.com The impact of inflation, low wages, unfair competition, bureaucracy, income inequality and European environmental standards that they describe as too severe were at the centre of the complaints from the second half of January to the beginning of February, mobilisations that counted on the blocking of motorways with tractors as their main tool, although it was not the only one. | By Waldo Mendiluza | The obstruction on 18 January of the A64 road linking the southern cities of Toulouse and Bayonne (French Basque Country) marked the start of the protests, which escalated to an average of at least 10,000 protesters a…

Editor (2024-02-08). Rebellion over Gaza: the British left strikes back. mronline.org The protest movement that has exploded onto the streets and inside the Labour Party in response to British complicity with Israel's crimes is not a distraction from class politics—it's the way forward, writes Kevin Ovenden.

nosihle (2024-02-08). Work underway to improve ports, rail. sanews.gov.za Work underway to improve ports, rail | To deal with severe inefficiencies in the country's freight logistics system, government is taking action to improve the ports and rail network in a bid to restore them to world-class standards. | Delivering the State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Thursday, President Cyril Ramaphosa said government has set out a clear roadmap to stabilise the performance of Transnet and reform the logistics system. | "Working closely with business and labour, we have established dedicated teams to turn around five strategic corridors that transport goods for export purposes. | "The number…

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

Angela (2024-02-09). Saturday 2/10: LA Labor for Palestine. indybay.org LA City Hall | 200 N Spring St. | Los Angeles, CA…

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-09). Australians for War Powers Reform says Labor must not support US strikes across the Middle East. greenleft.org.au

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-09). Labor's council demerger bill a 'sleight of hand'. greenleft.org.au

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-09). Palestine solidarity supporters call on Labor to boost funding to UNRWA. greenleft.org.au

Labor Video Project (2024-02-09). Striking UPTE UCSF Optometrists Speak Out For Patients & Justice. indybay.org UCSF UPTE optometrists went out on a one day strike for their patients and proper staffing levels. While the UC bosses and Gavin Newsom appointed regents are spending over $100 million for more hospitals in San Francisco staff are underpaid and patients have problems getting appointments.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-09). Médica Sur marks 10th anniversary as member of Mayo Clinic Care Network. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org MEXICO CITY and ROCHESTER, Minn. — Ten years ago, Médica Sur became the first international member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, a select group of institutions worldwide that have access to Mayo Clinic knowledge, expertise and resources. That relationship became the starting point for a collaboration that has grown over time. After becoming a care network member, Médica Sur began accessing Mayo's expertise so they could provide patients with more of the care they…

teleSUR, odr, YSM (2024-02-09). Identifican 50 cuerpos de fallecidos por incendios en Chile. telesurtv.net El servicio forense detalló que los cuerpos se han identificado gracias a la colaboración de sus familiares.

teleSUR, rzr, SH (2024-02-09). Designan a Luis Gilberto Murillo como nuevo canciller colombiano. telesurtv.net El embajador Luis Gilberto Murillo es reconocido por su labor en las relaciones diplomáticas entre Colombia y Estados Unidos.

WSWS (2024-02-09). Florida legislature working to roll back protections for young workers. wsws.org Florida is one of a dozen states where governments are undermining child labor laws to increase the exploitation of the working class.

Gideon Polya (2024-02-08). Western Media and Politician Complicity in US-Israeli Massacre of Palestinian Children. dissidentvoice.org The 2023-2024 Gaza Massacre has continued now for nearly 4 months while the World looks on. The Zionist-subverted and US lackey Australian Labor Government has fervently assisted Apartheid Israel diplomatically, with key arms supplies, intelligence, weapons targeting and now with cessation of support for UNRWA — racist Labor is complicit in the US-Israeli massacre of …

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-08). Australians for War Powers Reform says Labor must not support US strikes across the Middle East. greenleft.org.au

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-08). Labor's council demerger bill a 'sleight of hand'. greenleft.org.au

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-08). Palestine solidarity supporters call on Labor to boost funding to UNRWA. greenleft.org.au

Sam Marcy (2024-02-08). Black labor: From chattel slavery to wage slavery — Part 2. workers.org Black women lead a strike against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Factory in Winston Salem, N.C. 1943 The following is excerpted from Chapter 2 of Sam Marcy's "High Tech, Low Pay: A Marxist analysis of the changing character of the working class," first published in 1986. Note that a few selected words . . . |

Sam Marcy (2024-02-08). Black labor: From chattel slavery to wage slavery — Part 1. workers.org Enslaved family, 1850 The following is excerpted from Chapter 2 of Sam Marcy's "High Tech, Low Pay: A Marxist analysis of the changing character of the working class," first published in 1986. Marcy is the late chairperson of Workers World Party. The book is available as a free download at . . . |

The Independent (2024-02-08). Health Ministry calls for collaboration to end challenges in Moroto hospital. independent.co.ug Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health is calling on the leaders in Karamoja to collaborate with Moroto Regional Referral Hospital for solutions to address health challenges. Moroto hospital came into the spotlight after the death of two mothers within a space of one week who underwent cesarean births at the facility. The …

Cristen Hemingway Jaynes (2024-02-08). Marine heat waves can affect microorganisms enough to cause 'profound changes' to ocean food chain. peoplesworld.org Marine heat waves (MHWs) are prolonged periods of ocean warming that can significantly affect coral reefs, fish, kelp forests and other marine life. A new study led by Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) has found that MHWs are changing the communities of microorganisms that make up the foundation of the oceanic food chain, affecting entire coastal ecosystems. "While the drivers of individual MHWs can …

teleSUR (2024-02-08). Mama Antula To Become the First Argentine Saint. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, representatives from the Argentine Church arrived in Rome to participate in the canonization of Maria Antonia de Paz y Figueroa, popularly known as "Mama Antula." She will be canonized on Sunday in a ceremony at St. Peter's Basilica. | RELATED: | Maria Antonia was born in Santiago del Estero in 1730 into a wealthy family that provided her with a good religious education and cultural training. | While she was…

W. T. Whitney Jr. (2024-02-08). A 'war on drugs' in Ecuador is the cover for U.S. intervention. peoplesworld.org Joined by other U.S. officials, Laura Richardson, commander of the U.S. Army's Southern Command, was in Ecuador from January 22 to 25. She was conferring with President Daniel Noboa—recently elected and very wealthy—and other government leaders about U.S. military assistance. Richardson mentioned to reporters an "investment portfolio…worth $93.4 million, including not only military equipment…[but also] …

Ali Abunimah, The Electronic Intifada. (2024-02-09). Citing World Court, Japan Firm Cuts Ties With Israel Arms Maker. popularresistance.org A major Japanese industrial conglomerate is cutting ties with Israeli arms maker Elbit, citing the International Court of Justice ruling that Israel may be committing genocide in Gaza. | Itochu Corporation said its aviation division would terminate its partnership with Elbit by the end of February. | Tsuyoshi Hachimura, Itochu's chief financial officer, said that his company's partnership with Elbit was "based on a request from the Japan's defense ministry for the purpose of importing defense equipment for the Self-Defense Forces necessary for Japan's security, and is not in any way related to the current conflic…

Eric Toussaint (2024-02-09). SUNFED versus World Bank. cadtm.org In July 2024, the World Bank and the IMF will be 80 years old. 80 years of financial neo-colonialism and the imposition of austerity policies in the name of debt repayment. 80 years is enough! The Bretton Woods institutions must be abolished and replaced by democratic institutions serving an ecological, feminist and anti-racist bifurcation. To mark these 80 years, we are republishing a series of articles every Wednesday until July, looking in detail at the history and damage caused by these (…) | – | / |

Eric Toussaint (2024-02-09). Why the Marshall Plan ? cadtm.org In July 2024, the World Bank and the IMF will be 80 years old. 80 years of financial neo-colonialism and the imposition of austerity policies in the name of debt repayment. 80 years is enough! The Bretton Woods institutions must be abolished and replaced by democratic institutions serving an ecological, feminist and anti-racist bifurcation. To mark these 80 years, we are republishing a series of articles every Wednesday until July, looking in detail at the history and damage caused by these (…) | – | / |

Editor (2024-02-08). Feb 8, 2024. sitrepworld.info ‚ô´ Two Steps From Hell — Heart of Courage — Geminna Tucker Madness is Good for America, by Scott Ritter Martin Jay: "Carlson Interview With Putin Could Topple Western Elites, End Ukraine War", by Karl Sanchez Tucker Carlson Interviews Vladimir Putin, by Bill Astore Prep for the Interview: Words from the Past, by Karl Sanchez The Newer World Order, by Aurelien The Empire Depends On Our Unwillingness To Look At Its Crimes, by Caitlin Johnstone America: Land of the Free, Home of the Brave, by Gilbert Doctorow Financial Big Brother is Watching You: A brief note on an overlooked nightmare,…

tvbrics (2024-02-08). Russia hosts a meeting of BRICS Deputy Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors. tvbrics.com This is the first event of the unification year in the financial sector…

Anonymous (2024-02-09). LAVC Grant Director Falsified Resumes/Employment Histories. indybay.org New documents being released show that the scandal at Los Angeles Valley College involved Grant Director Dan Watanabe asking student-workers and others to falsify their resumes and credentials to receive employment from the Grant he managed. Erika Endrijonas knew about it, Annie G. Reed helped cover it up. LACCD Board of Trustees did nothing.

Daniel Warner (2024-02-09). Suspending Funding for UNRWA is an Indirect Violation of the International Court of Justice's Decision and Morally Indefensible. counterpunch.org In its January 26 decision in South Africa v. Israel, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled that "the State of Israel shall take immediate and effective measures to enable the provision of urgently needed basic services and humanitarian assistance to address the adverse conditions of life faced by Palestinians in the Gaza Strip." The

Dave DeCamp (2024-02-09). Senate Votes to Deliberate on $95 Billion Foreign Military Aid Bill. news.antiwar.com The Senate on Thursday voted to begin deliberations on a $95 billion foreign military aid bill that stripped out border spending that was in the original $118 billion piece of legislation, which the chamber voted down on Wednesday. The Senate voted 67-32 to take up the new bill, signaling that it will get the 60 …

Staff (2024-02-08). Ex-UNRWA Official: Funding Cuts Make Donor Countries Complicit in Starvation of Gaza. democracynow.org As Israel's assault on Gaza has displaced the majority of Palestinians in Gaza, more than half are sheltering in facilities run by UNRWA, the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees. Despite being the largest humanitarian agency in Gaza, UNRWA says it may run out of funds by the end of the month, after at least 18 states or institutions, including many of the agency's biggest funders, announced they were suspending their donations in January. The cuts came after the Israeli government accused several UNRWA employees of participating in the Hamas attack on October 7. Israel made the allegations in a docum…

tvbrics (2024-02-09). Brazilian authorities to invest US$20 billion in the automotive sector by 2029. tvbrics.com Several new plants will be built due to the investments…

GABIK (2024-02-08). Investment in infrastructure gains momentum. sanews.gov.za Investment in infrastructure gains momentum | President Cyril Ramaphosa says investment in infrastructure is gaining momentum, and new and innovative funding mechanisms will be used to increase the construction of infrastructure. | Delivering his State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Thursday evening, President Ramaphosa said to deal with severe inefficiencies in the freight logistics system, government is taking action to improve the country's ports and rail network and restore them to world-class standards. | "We have set out a clear roadmap to stabilise the performance of Transnet and reform our logistics syst…

Jordan Atwood (2024-02-08). Breaking the chain: Tlaib's crusade against congressional war profiteering. nationofchange.org This move comes amidst escalating scrutiny over the potential conflicts of interest posed by lawmakers' investments in companies that profit from military engagements.

The Independent (2024-02-09). Government tasked to regulate rehabilitative care devices. independent.co.ug Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Players in the health sector have called for greater regulation of assistive technologies in the country. There are fears that some of the devices being donated in the country are wrongly prescribed or do not meet the standards. Assistive technologies can benefit a wide range of people, including those with …

Akielly Hu (2024-02-08). Crypto Mining May Use More Electricity Than the Entire State of Washington. truthout.org In 2021, when China banned bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, crypto miners flocked to the United States in search of cheap electricity and looser regulations. In a few short years, the U.S.'s share of global crypto mining operations grew from 3.5 percent to 38 percent, forming the world's largest crypto mining industry. The impacts of this shift have not gone unnoticed. From New York to Kentucky… |

Staff (2024-02-08). Cryptocurrency mining in the US could be using as much electricity as Washington state. therealnews.com This story was originally published by Grist. Sign up for Grist's weekly newsletter here. In 2021, when China banned bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, crypto miners flocked to the United States in search of cheap electricity and looser regulations. In a few short years, the U.S.'s share of global crypto mining operations grew from 3.5 percent …

midwesternmarx (2024-02-08). The American Political System and the 2024 Elections. By: Carlos L. Garrido. midwesternmarx.com A short note before we start.​The paper below was presented on October 23rd, 2023, at the Autonomous University of Mexico City (UACM in Spanish), a school on the outskirts of the capital in one of the poorer regions of the country. I was asked to give an overview of the foundation of the American state, its structure, and my views on the upcoming 2024 elections. It kicked off the Congress on Interculturality, Juridical Pluralism, Human Rights and Critique of Law, hosted by the …

Isaac Nellist (2024-02-09). Green Left News Podcast Ep 31: The war on wages, Assange's final appeal & French farmers take action. greenleft.org.au Green Left journalist Isaac Nellist goes through the latest news from across the continent and around the world.

Andrés Madrid, Andrés Tapia (2024-02-09). Capitalism and drug trafficking in Ecuador: Two sides of the same coin. cadtm.org

Editor (2024-02-09). Feb 9, 2024. sitrepworld.info ‚ô´ This Magnificent Russian Music Is Astonishing Imperialism, Lenin, and US Wars Abroad: The Problem is Capitalism, by Rob Urie The Vladimir Putin Interview (Video, X) Joe Rogan & Aaron Rodgers: "Stand Courageously For What You Believe In," by John Leake The US Keeps Bombing People While Saying It Doesn't Want To Fight, by Caitlin Johnstone Israel's genocide in Gaza: Let Them Eat Dirt, by Chris Hedges Israeli Government's Lies About Gaza Shouldn't Be a Surprise, by Yves Smith Rockets Falling on Us — Gaza's Newton Lights Up Tents and Hearts in Rafah Greenwald: Congress, in Chaos, Can't Eve…

Amiad Horowitz (2024-02-08). Hello Comrade Project educational delegation heads for Vietnam. peoplesworld.org HANOI—After the dissolution of the USSR, the reactionary intellectual Francis Fukuyama declared "the end of history." He claimed that capitalism had triumphed in the Cold War and that all pursuits of socialism or any other alternatives to the "free market" path were dead. Of course, anyone that looks around them today can clearly see that …

Michael Berkowitz (2024-02-08). 'Killing It': Before it kills us! peoplesworld.org One of the most trenchant recent critiques of late capitalism is Killing It, a droll television comedy show about killing Burmese pythons in the Florida Everglades. Craig Foster is a solid believer in the American Dream. He aspires to become an entrepreneur. If he could only get a chance, Craig knows he would certainly become …

Naveen Reddy (2024-02-09). Social Ecology and the Medical-Industrial Complex. counterpunch.org In Remaking Society, Murray Bookchin writes, "All ecological problems have their roots in social problems." If we apply his theory of social ecology to our modern world, we can appreciate that the ongoing climate crisis is a function of the concentration of capital among a small minority of individuals who plunder natural resources and exploit

newarab (2024-02-09). World sees first 12 months above 1.5C warming level. newarab.com Earth has endured 12 consecutive months of temperatures 1.5C hotter than the pre-industrial era for the first time on record, Europe's climate monitor said Thursday, in what scientists called a "warning to humanity". | Storms, drought and fire have lashed the planet as climate change- supercharged by the naturally-occurring The extremes have continued into 2024, Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) service…

Abayomi Azikiwe (2024-02-08). Bankruptcy in Second Largest British Municipality Indicative of Broader European Crisis. globalresearch.ca

Benjamin Zinevich (2024-02-08). Pinochet-apologist and neoliberal pundit: the legacy of Sebastián Piñera. peoplesdispatch.org On Tuesday, February 6, Chilean news outlets reported that former president Sebastián Piñera died in a helicopter crash in Lake Ranco in the Los Ríos region in southern Chile. He was 74 years old. The ex-president was a controversial figure in Chilean politics having led the most severe police crackdown on protests and social movement since the military dictatorship ruled over the country. However, less is widely known about Piñera's own links to the politics and political figures of the Pinochet era Chile. | From Harvard to the World Bank: | Piñera began building his public profile in the 1970s, in the e…

Santa Cruz News (2024-02-09). Democratic Socialists of Santa Cruz Endorses Measure M, the Housing for People Initiative. indybay.org Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) Santa Cruz has endorsed Measure M, the Housing for People initiative, which is on the ballot in the March 5 primary election in the City of Santa Cruz. If passed, Measure M will increase the ratio of inclusionary/affordable housing to 25% in new large projects of 30+ units, and will require a majority vote of the people before the city's General Plan can be amended to raise current building height limits or floor area ratios.

Tim Beal, Friends of Socialist China. (2024-02-09). Asian NATO Under A New Guise. popularresistance.org Over the past couple of years there has been a flurry of activity linking NATO, and some of its constituent countries with the states of American East Asia, principally Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has been a frequent visitor, and in December 2023, the US embassy in Seoul arranged for senior representatives from eight NATO countries to visit South Korea to "engage in discussions on the security situation in the Indo-Pacific region and other pertinent issues". Meanwhile back in Washington Representative Mike Lawler has introduced a bill in Congress aimed at…

WSWS (2024-02-09). Chile's deadly forest fires, climate change and the need for socialism. wsws.org The worst fire disaster in Chile's history is primarily a consequence of a capitalist-made climate crisis that is with increased frequency devastating populations in every corner of the planet.

WSWS (2024-02-09). AOC praises Biden for his "leadership" in MSNBC interview. wsws.org Trying to resuscitate Biden's plummeting standing among a vast majority of humanity, the fake socialist from New York was summoned to cable news to gin up support for "Genocide Joe."

Editor (2024-02-08). MST's Commitment to the Struggle and to the Brazilian People. socialistproject.ca The "We reaffirm the commitment we made forty years [founded January 1984] ago: we will fight until the evils of the latifundio (large land hold…

Frieda Afary (2024-02-08). US Left Must Link With Progressive Forces in Middle East to Stop Regional War. truthout.org There has been much talk of the possibility of a regional war in the Middle East ever since Hamas's brutal assault on Israel on October 7, 2023, and Israel's genocidal invasion of Gaza, in the context of a U.S. administration not willing to call for an immediate ceasefire. As an Iranian American socialist feminist activist with ties to activists in Iran, the U.S., Israel and Palestine… |

Pubudu Jayagoda, Janaka Biyanwila (2024-02-08). Sri Lanka: Building the people's movement is a priority. greenleft.org.au The Frontline Socialist Party actively contributed to the 2022 popular uprising in Sri Lanka. Green Left's Janaka Biyanwila interviewed Pubudu Jayagoda, who is the FSP's educational secretary and central committee member about the party's organising work.

ecns.cn (2024-02-09). Xi takes part in Spring Festival gathering with non-CPC members. ecns.cn As the Spring Festival of the Year of the Dragon is just around the corner, Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, Chinese president and chairman of the Central Military Commission, took part in a gathering with leading officials of the non-CPC political parties' central committees and the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce (ACFIC) and representatives of personages without party affiliation at the Great Hall of the People on the afternoon of Feb. 7 to greet the upcoming festival.

ecns.cn (2024-02-09). Xi extends Spring Festival greetings to all Chinese, urging efforts to write new chapter in advancing Chinese modernization. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, delivers a speech at a Spring Festival reception at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 8, 2024.

Ileana Ferrer Fonte (2024-02-08). Four candidates to compete for Russia's presidency. plenglish.com The candidates who will take part in the presidential elections scheduled for next month are Leonid Slutsky of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR), Nikolay Kharitonov of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, Vladislav Davankov of New People, and incumbent Russian President Vladimir Putin, running for a fifth term as an independent. | Earlier, the CEC declined to register Sergey Malinkovich of the Communists of Russia party, and Boris Nadezhdin of the Civic Initiative party because five percent or more of the signatures submitted supporting them were invalid. | Two others, Rada Russkikh and Ana…

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2024-02-08: News Headlines

F. William Engdahl (2024-02-08). "The Great Reset" Is Here: Follow the Money. "Insane Lockdown" of the Global Economy, "The Green Agenda" globalresearch.ca The top-down reorganization of the world economy by a technocratic cabal led by the group around the Davos World Economic Forum— the so-called Great Reset or UN Agenda 2030— is no future proposal. It is well into actualization as the world remains in insane lockdown for a virus…

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-08). Essential polling shows support for a democratic economy, proportional representation. greenleft.org.au

Ben Norton, Geopolitical Economy. (2024-02-07). US DEA Used Criminals To Spy On, Destabilize Venezuela, Mexico, Bolivia. popularresistance.org Numerous reports in major media outlets have documented how the US government has used the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in order to spy on and try to destabilize left-wing governments in Latin America. | DEA meddling schemes have targeted Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro, Bolivia's former President Evo Morales, and Mexico's President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. | In these scandals, the DEA has collaborated with known criminals, including drug traffickers and money launderers, to launch sting operations against leftist politicians. | The Associated Press revealed this February that the DEA "sent unde…

ecns.cn (2024-02-07). Shanghai pushes ahead high-level FTZ, cross-border data transfers. ecns.cn Shanghai on Tuesday issued a wide-ranging action plan to implement the high-level opening-up of the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone (FTZ), with a focus on facilitating cross-border data transfers.

ecns.cn (2024-02-07). China ramps up supply, encourages spending for Spring Festival holidays. ecns.cn China is gearing up for the approaching Spring Festival holidays with an emphasis on ensuring abundant supply and boosting consumption.

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-07). Essential polling shows support for a democratic economy, proportional representation. greenleft.org.au

The Independent (2024-02-07). BOU: Domestic borrowing risking country's growth. independent.co.ug Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Bank of Uganda (BOU) has expressed fear over the rising borrowing by the government from the local banking industry, saying it could team up with other factors to affect the growth of the economy. As of the end of June 2023, the government owes local lenders 33 trillion …

tvbrics (2024-02-07). Lula da Silva: Brazil's economy is expected to grow in 2024. tvbrics.com According to the president, GDP growth in his first year in office exceeds the Central Bank's forecasts…

infobrics (2024-02-08). Russia Plays Leading Role in BRICS – South African Sherpa. infobrics.org Moscow is one of the key pillars of the economic bloc, Anil Sooklal has said…

Rhoda Wilson (2024-02-08). Climate Related News: Electric vehicles prove bad for business. expose-news.com While the World Economic Forum fabricates its Global Risk Report, an amateur futurist comes up with his own more realistic list. Wind turbines are not a "green renewable" energy source and electric …

Steven Hail (2024-02-08). Using MMT to solve Argentina's economic crisis. independentaustralia.net

ecns.cn (2024-02-07). Consumption drive gets fresh focus. ecns.cn China will roll out a series of well-targeted policy measures aimed at shifting the focus of consumption from post-pandemic recovery to sustainable expansion, so as to stimulate domestic demand, boost consumer confidence and drive long-term economic growth.

newarab (2024-02-07). Cairo Book Fair 2024: Millions flock to read about Palestine. newarab.com As January 2024 draws to a close, so does the Cairo International The fair was inaugurated in 1969 and is one of the oldest large-scale book fairs in the world, second only to Frankfurt, Germany. This year marks its 55th edition, with 1,200 publishing houses from at least 70 countries participating. | While the internal economic situation has impacted the number of attendees, publishers claim that the turnout…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-07). Mayo Clinic Minute: Why Black women need to be screened for cervical cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org While all women can develop cervical cancer, non-Hispanic Black women are more likely to be diagnosed and die of cervical cancer, compared to white women in the U.S.This disparity is not due to genetic differences among white, Black or Hispanic women, but rather related to systemic racism, access to healthcare and socioeconomic factors, says Dr. Olivia Cardenas-Trowers, a Mayo Clinic urogynecologist. That is why she encourages women to learn more about this often-avoidable cancer and…

Paul Budde (2024-02-07). Enhanced NBN connectivity will provide economic and social benefits. independentaustralia.net

Pavel López Lazo (2024-02-07). Cuba doubles down on social policies of UN ¥s Agenda 2030. plenglish.com United Nations, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has reaffirmed at the United Nations its commitment to the social policies for the 2030 Agenda, despite the country's complex economic situation and the tightening of the hostile and unjust economic US blockade.

Pranjal Pandey (2024-02-07). For crisis-hit Pakistan, elections may not lead to a meaningful alternative. peoplesdispatch.org The ongoing crisis in Pakistan cannot be resolved simply by swapping one political party for another. Whether it is the arrest and conviction of Imran Khan or economic issues, Pakistan has a long road to recovery.

The Independent (2024-02-07). LoP lobbies for improved capitation grant in gov't primary schools. independent.co.ug Joel Ssenyonyi is disappointed that some UPE schools have not yet received the Capitation Grant. Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Leader of the Opposition in Parliament, (LoP), Joel Ssenyonyi, has called on the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development to increase the capitation grant for government-aided primary schools, saying the current Shs20,000 per pupil …

WSWS (2024-02-07). Zelensky confirms planned purge of Ukrainian military leadership. wsws.org The conflict between the top army leadership and the Zelensky administration is unfolding under conditions of a serious military, political and economic crisis.

News Desk, The Cradle. (2024-02-07). McDonald's Records Sales Downturn Over Israel Support. popularresistance.org McDonald's Corp. missed investor expectations as sales growth decelerated in the fourth quarter of last year, partially due to their support for Israel, Bloomberg reported on 5 February. | The sales pace is the slowest since the fourth quarter of 2020, below the average estimate of analysts. | Global same-store sales only rose 3.4 percent during the final business quarter of 2023, well below Wall Street's expected 4.7 percent increase. | Sales expectations were lowered following comments made by McDonald's CEO Chris Kempczinski in January, when he stated that markets in West Asia and others outside of the region…

Pavel López Lazo (2024-02-07). Cuba foresees tourism growth by 2024. plenglish.com According to García, Cuba does not give up surpassing three million foreign holidaymakers, for which it is critical to rise air connectivity. | Cuba is also proposed to diversify markets, confront smear campaigns, improve services, expand options and offer facilities and incentives to Cubans living abroad, in line with the country's policy of strengthening relations with nationals abroad, among other actions. | Speaking at Mesa Redonda TV program, García said Cuba received 2,436,980 visitors in 2023, so it meant a growth of over 800,000 tourists compared to 2022. | Cuba is too optimistic despite its complicated s…

The Independent (2024-02-07). Uganda ranks fourth in Absa Africa Financial Markets Index 2023. independent.co.ug KAMPALA, Uganda | Xinhua | Uganda maintained its fourth position with a score of 63 out of 28 countries surveyed in the Africa Financial Markets Index 2023. The Absa Group survey, released in Kampala, the capital of Uganda, Tuesday, said that Ugandan government bonds were added to the FTSE Frontier Emerging Markets Government Bond Index, …

Gideon Polya (2024-02-08). Western Media and Politician Complicity in US-Israeli Massacre of Palestinian Children. dissidentvoice.org The 2023-2024 Gaza Massacre has continued now for nearly 4 months while the World looks on. The Zionist-subverted and US lackey Australian Labor Government has fervently assisted Apartheid Israel diplomatically, with key arms supplies, intelligence, weapons targeting and now with cessation of support for UNRWA — racist Labor is complicit in the US-Israeli massacre of …

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-08). Australians for War Powers Reform says Labor must not support US strikes across the Middle East. greenleft.org.au

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-08). Labor's council demerger bill a 'sleight of hand'. greenleft.org.au

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-08). Palestine solidarity supporters call on Labor to boost funding to UNRWA. greenleft.org.au

Barry Sheppard (2024-02-07). Dossier of Zionist-Nazi collaboration sheds light on Zionist movement. greenleft.org.au Lenni Brenner's edited volume, 51 Documents: Zionist Collaboration With the Nazis is important reading today in the context of the United States-backed Israeli genocidal war in Gaza, writes Barry Sheppard.

ecns.cn (2024-02-07). Xinjiang lab to boost aircraft checks. ecns.cn A new aircraft metal testing laboratory in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region in Northwest China, has become the country's first such facility to use independently developed Chinese equipment.

ecns.cn (2024-02-07). Chinese astronomers calculate mass of Andromeda Galaxy with new precision. ecns.cn With a distance of about 2.5 million light-years from the Earth, the Andromeda Galaxy is the nearest large spiral galaxy to the Milky Way, serving as an ideal astrophysical laboratory for exploring the formation and evolution of galaxies.

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-07). Australians for War Powers Reform says Labor must not support US strikes across the Middle East. greenleft.org.au

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-07). Palestine solidarity supporters call on Labor to boost funding to UNRWA. greenleft.org.au

Julian Rose (2024-02-07). Polish Farmers Announce Strike Against "Green New Deal". The WEF Wants to Impose Synthetic GMO Laboratory Foods. globalresearch.ca

Luis Feliz Leon, Labor Notes. (2024-02-07). The South, Where Automakers Go For A Discount. popularresistance.org In 1978, Volkswagen became the first foreign-owned company to manufacture cars in the United States since Rolls-Royce in the 1930s, setting up shop in Westmoreland, Pennsylvania. | "This is one of the most important organized victories in years for the UAW," said United Auto Workers President Doug Fraser after VW workers voted 865 to 17 to join the union. "We believe that there will be other foreign automakers deciding to open plants in the U.S. and we intend to organize those workers as well." | Since then, some 35 shiny new engine and assembly plants have been installed along I-75 and I-55, forming an automotiv…

newarab (2024-02-07). Itochu to end MOU with Israel's Elbit after ICJ Gaza order. newarab.com Itochu Corp's aviation unit will end its strategic cooperation with Itochu plans to end the collaboration after the

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-07). Mayo Clinic Minute: How precise diagnosis of lymphoma offers patients best treatment options. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Dr. Lisa Rimsza is a pathologist, director of the Mayo Clinic Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory and researcher with the Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center. Her research specializes in lymphoma, with a focus on developing tests for accurate patient diagnoses and assessing disease aggressiveness. Dr. Rimsza has made significant advances in this field of research. She says having a precise diagnosis allows physicians to provide patients with the best possible treatment. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/M6ARKpwlWYU Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1: 05) is in…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-07). Médica Sur marks 10th anniversary as member of Mayo Clinic Care Network. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org MEXICO CITY and ROCHESTER, Minn. — Ten years ago, Médica Sur became the first international member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, a select group of institutions worldwide that have access to Mayo Clinic knowledge, expertise and resources. That relationship became the starting point for a collaboration that has grown over time. After becoming a care network member, Médica Sur began accessing Mayo's expertise so they could provide patients with more of the care they…

Pavel López Lazo (2024-02-07). Honduras, Cuba to hold 4th Round Talks on Migration (+Photo). plenglish.com Tegucigalpa, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) Honduras and Cuba held the 4th Round Talks on migration issues and agreed upon the significance of reaching bilateral collaboration mechanisms in this area and in the consular field.

WSWS (2024-02-07). Australian police framed-up 13-year-old autistic boy on serious terrorism charges. wsws.org This entire affair demonstrates how far the police-intelligence apparatus, backed to the hilt by Labor and Liberal-National Coalition governments alike, will go to frame-up highly vulnerable people, even children.

WSWS (2024-02-07). More Australian demonstrations against Gaza genocide: "Protesting is not working, I believe we need a complete revolution" wsws.org Sunday's protests occurred as the Labor government is escalating Australia's role in Israel's onslaught and the broader eruption of imperialist militarism.

Taya Graham, Stephen Janis, The Real News Network. (2024-02-07). State Senator Seeks To Unearth Hidden Costs Of Developer Tax Breaks. popularresistance.org For decades, Baltimore has doled out tax breaks intended to spur development. But the increasing use of incentives has not been matched by scrutiny of how much they cost the city, and who is benefiting. | State Senator Jill Carter intends to correct that imbalance with a bill she has introduced to study a variety of tax breaks in-depth, with the purpose of determining if their use is both equitable and cost effective. | "I think it's important that people pay attention to how much money is thrown out to wealthy developers with no accountability," Carter said. | The bill would authorize a task force to gather data…

albawaba (2024-02-07). Oil prices rise amid stable US production outlook. albawaba.com ALBAWABA – Oil prices rose on Wednesday amid expectations that US oil production will remain largely stable until 2025, easing concerns of an oversupply.Brent crude futures increased by 38 cents or 0.5% to $78.97 per barrel as of 0013 GMT, while West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude climbed by 41 cents or 0.6% to $73.72. Both grades saw slight gains on Monday as well.The US Energy Information Administration stated in its short-term energy outlook yesterday that domestic US production would not surpass the record set in December 2023, which exceeded 13.3 million barrels per day, until February 2025.(Shutterstock)Fur…

ecns.cn (2024-02-07). Nonfinancial ODI shines bright in '23. ecns.cn Chinese companies are seeking new opportunities for overseas growth amid global supply chain restructuring, with ramped-up investment and a noticeable increase in high-value merger and acquisition activity overseas, experts said on Tuesday.

Eric Toussaint, Maxime Perriot (2024-02-07). Is there a debt crisis in the South and what is recommended by the CADTM? cadtm.org Maxime Perriot: In an article published in December 2023 you claimed in the wake of a World Bank report that "developing countries" were trapped in a new debt crisis, yet the Financial Times and other sources point out that in the first two weeks of 2024 several so-called developing countries managed to easily refinance their debt. What is actually the situation?
| The three developing countries that managed to sell sovereign bonds all produce oil and gas
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Eric Toussaint (2024-02-07). Early conflicts between the UN and the World Bank/IMF tandem. cadtm.org In July 2024, the World Bank and the IMF will be 80 years old. 80 years of financial neo-colonialism and the imposition of austerity policies in the name of debt repayment. 80 years is enough! The Bretton Woods institutions must be abolished and replaced by democratic institutions serving an ecological, feminist and anti-racist bifurcation. To mark these 80 years, we are republishing a series of articles every Wednesday until July, looking in detail at the history and damage caused by these (…) | – | / |

Eric Toussaint (2024-02-07). SUNFED versus World Bank. cadtm.org In July 2024, the World Bank and the IMF will be 80 years old. 80 years of financial neo-colonialism and the imposition of austerity policies in the name of debt repayment. 80 years is enough! The Bretton Woods institutions must be abolished and replaced by democratic institutions serving an ecological, feminist and anti-racist bifurcation. To mark these 80 years, we are republishing a series of articles every Wednesday until July, looking in detail at the history and damage caused by these (…) | – | / |

Eric Toussaint (2024-02-07). Why the Marshall Plan ? cadtm.org In July 2024, the World Bank and the IMF will be 80 years old. 80 years of financial neo-colonialism and the imposition of austerity policies in the name of debt repayment. 80 years is enough! The Bretton Woods institutions must be abolished and replaced by democratic institutions serving an ecological, feminist and anti-racist bifurcation. To mark these 80 years, we are republishing a series of articles every Wednesday until July, looking in detail at the history and damage caused by these (…) | – | / |

GABIK (2024-02-07). Nzimande approves NSFAS eligibility criteria for financial aid. sanews.gov.za Nzimande approves NSFAS eligibility criteria for financial aid | Higher Education, Science and Innovation Minister, Dr Blade Nzimande, has approved the proposed 2024 National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) eligibility criteria and conditions for financial aid. | In terms of Section 4 of the NSFAS Act, the first and second functions of NSFAS are to "allocate funds for loans and bursaries to eligible students" and to "develop criteria and conditions for the granting of loans and bursaries to eligible students, in consultation with the Minister". | Nzimande said the approved 2024 Eligibility Criteria and Condi…

Staff (2024-02-07). Jeremy Scahill: Israel Has Waged a "Deliberate Propaganda Campaign" to Justify Brutal Gaza Assault. democracynow.org The United States and more than a dozen other countries quickly moved to suspend funding to UNRWA, the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees, a vital lifeline for millions of people in Gaza, shortly after Israel accused a handful of the agency's staff of taking part in the Hamas attack on October 7. But the U.K. broadcaster Channel 4 obtained the intelligence dossier on UNRWA that Israel shared with allied countries, and found "no evidence to support its explosive new claim." The Financial Times and Sky News also reviewed the materials and came to the same conclusion. Israel's claims about…

WSWS (2024-02-07). Central Banks face interest rate dilemma. wsws.org Higher interest rates are an instrument to suppress wage demands but at the same time they threaten to bring financial instability.

Nora Barrows-Friedman (2024-02-07). Day 124 roundtable: Will the genocide end? electronicintifada.net Activist Hazami Barmada on protesting outisde of Antony Blinken's house (10: 57); Ali Abunimah on major boycott victories (34: 20); Jon Elmer on resistance in Gaza (57: 34); a discussion on a possible ceasefire proposal (1: 46: 22); and a news update (1: 08).

Staff (2024-02-08). Ex-UNRWA Official: Funding Cuts Make Donor Countries Complicit in Starvation of Gaza. democracynow.org As Israel's assault on Gaza has displaced the majority of Palestinians in Gaza, more than half are sheltering in facilities run by UNRWA, the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees. Despite being the largest humanitarian agency in Gaza, UNRWA says it may run out of funds by the end of the month, after at least 18 states or institutions, including many of the agency's biggest funders, announced they were suspending their donations in January. The cuts came after the Israeli government accused several UNRWA employees of participating in the Hamas attack on October 7. Israel made the allegations in a docum…

albawaba (2024-02-07). Musk under fire amid suspending accounts covering Gaza. albawaba.com ALBAWABA – Elon Musk is yet again under fire for allegedly suspending accounts on his social media platform X (formerly known as Twitter) over covering the ongoing Israeli aggression on Gaza. X users took to the platform in anger and voiced their concern over "mass suspending" such accounts and claimed that free speech is not a thing anymore on Musk's former bird app. According to the Ministry of Health in Gaza, the ongoing Israeli aggression in the Stip has resulted in the killing of more than 27,000 Palestinians of whom are children who became orphans amid the passing of their parents. Additionally, more than 6…

albawaba (2024-02-07). Turkish Bayraktar drones to start manufacturing in Ukraine. albawaba.com ALBAWABA — Baykar, the Turkish defense, has announced plans to open a plant in Kyiv, Ukraine to start manufacturing their infamous Bayraktar battle drones, employing over 500 workers to produce either TB2 or TB3 drones, according to CEO Haluk Bayraktar's interview with Reuters.During the World Defense Show in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Baykar spoke to Reuters about the upcoming factory, saying it is currently under construction and expected to start production in about a year with an output of 120 units per year, with investments into the project reaching $95 million.Baykar's Ukrainian factory has been in the we…

Ali Abunimah (2024-02-07). Boycott by Muslims drove down McDonald's profits, CEO admits. electronicintifada.net Starbucks also sees protests, decline in sales due to Israeli genocide in Gaza.

Compañeros del Barrio TNDC Workers For Justic (2024-02-07). Monday 2/5: Stop The Corruption At Non-Profits, Union Busting & Privatization-Outsourcing. indybay.org San Francisco City Hall Polk St. Entrance…

WSWS (2024-02-07). Ford reports $10.4 billion in 2023 profits, outlines plan to cut jobs. wsws.org The UAW's bogus "stand up" strike had a negligible impact of the auto giant's 2023 profits, Ford's earnings report confirmed on Tuesday.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2024-02-07). Reading Cedric Robinson At a Time of Genocide. libya360.wordpress.com Alana Lentin Cedric Robinson's Black Marxism can be used as a tool to further expand our understanding of Israel's settler colonial domination over Palestine. No number of Palestinian deaths will be too big for Israel, Joe Biden, Marine Le Pen, the entire German state and almost all its intelligentsia, or The Jewish Chronicle. Writing in that…

Ari Paul, Fairness, Accuracy in Reporting. (2024-02-07). He Revealed How Taxes Steal For The Rich And Got Five Years In Prison. popularresistance.org Because of Charles Littlejohn, we know that former President Donald Trump and a whole bunch of other rich people pay next to nothing in taxes, while the rest of us frantically file tax returns and see our wages sucked away to fund the military, aid for Israel and corporate subsidies. Littlejohn, a former consultant at the Internal Revenue Service, leaked these tax returns, which resulted in major investigative findings for the New York Times and ProPublica. | For leaking this sensitive information, Littlejohn has been sentenced to five years in federal prison, the maximum jail term.

Angela (2024-02-07). Tuesday 2/6: Webinar: The U.S. Military Industrial Complex and the Assault on Gaza. indybay.org

Abayomi Azikiwe (2024-02-08). Bankruptcy in Second Largest British Municipality Indicative of Broader European Crisis. globalresearch.ca

Pubudu Jayagoda, Janaka Biyanwila (2024-02-08). Sri Lanka: Building the people's movement is a priority. greenleft.org.au The Frontline Socialist Party actively contributed to the 2022 popular uprising in Sri Lanka. Green Left's Janaka Biyanwila interviewed Pubudu Jayagoda, who is the FSP's educational secretary and central committee member about the party's organising work.

Mariana Riscali, Federico Fuentes (2024-02-07). Brazil's Socialist Left Movement (MES): Fighting the far right, building an independent left. greenleft.org.au Green Left's Federico Fuentes sat down with Mariana Riscali, a leader of the Socialist Left Movement (MES) tendency inside Brazil's radical left Socialism and Freedom Party (PSOL).

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Ben Norton, Geopolitical Economy. (2024-02-07). US DEA Used Criminals To Spy On, Destabilize Venezuela, Mexico, Bolivia. popularresistance.org Numerous reports in major media outlets have documented how the US government has used the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in order to spy on and try to destabilize left-wing governments in Latin America. | DEA meddling schemes have targeted Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro, Bolivia's former President Evo Morales, and Mexico's President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. | In these scandals, the DEA has collaborated with known criminals, including drug traffickers and money launderers, to launch sting operations against leftist politicians. | The Associated Press revealed this February that the DEA "sent unde…

ecns.cn (2024-02-07). Shanghai pushes ahead high-level FTZ, cross-border data transfers. ecns.cn Shanghai on Tuesday issued a wide-ranging action plan to implement the high-level opening-up of the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone (FTZ), with a focus on facilitating cross-border data transfers.

ecns.cn (2024-02-07). China ramps up supply, encourages spending for Spring Festival holidays. ecns.cn China is gearing up for the approaching Spring Festival holidays with an emphasis on ensuring abundant supply and boosting consumption.

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-07). Essential polling shows support for a democratic economy, proportional representation. greenleft.org.au

The Independent (2024-02-07). BOU: Domestic borrowing risking country's growth. independent.co.ug Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Bank of Uganda (BOU) has expressed fear over the rising borrowing by the government from the local banking industry, saying it could team up with other factors to affect the growth of the economy. As of the end of June 2023, the government owes local lenders 33 trillion …

tvbrics (2024-02-07). Lula da Silva: Brazil's economy is expected to grow in 2024. tvbrics.com According to the president, GDP growth in his first year in office exceeds the Central Bank's forecasts…

albawaba (2024-02-06). Germany approves $17B support for gas power plants transitioning to hydrogen. albawaba.com ALBAWABA – The German Ministry of Economy announced on Monday that the government has approved plans to support gas power plants that can transition to hydrogen, with a support cost of $17 billion. This move is part of the efforts to address the gaps in renewable energy intermittency and accelerate the shift to low-carbon energy generation.The decision comes after pressure from the industry for more details, following the government's promise of this strategy last year, as Germany relies on hydrogen to move away from gas and coal, Bloomberg reported.After closing its remaining nuclear power plants, Germany has to…

Angela (2024-02-06). Wednesday 2/14: Virtual Meeting: Local Peace Economy. indybay.org

Ben Norton (2024-02-06). Exposed: US DEA used criminals to spy on, destabilize Venezuela, Mexico, Bolivia. geopoliticaleconomy.com Reports reveal that the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) used known criminals to spy on and destabilize the left-wing governments in Venezuela, Mexico, and Bolivia.

ecns.cn (2024-02-06). A-share market needs policy stimulus, experts say. ecns.cn Lack of investor confidence continues to affect the performance of the subdued A-share market, with industry experts calling for stronger policies to seize the right time window to inject more liquidity into the market and buoy overall sentiment.

ecns.cn (2024-02-06). Chinese banks issue 17.86b yuan in loans to first batch of 'white-listed' real estate developers: report. ecns.cn In order to meet the reasonable financing needs of Chinese real estate developers, a total of 17.86 billion yuan ($2.51 billion) in loans has been issued to 83 real estate-related projects included on the "white list".

Pressenza New York (2024-02-06). Why the US Is Reimposing Sanctions on Venezuela. pressenza.com Even the US business magazine Forbes expressed surprise at the reimposition of US sanctions on Venezuela's gold sales and its threat to do the same with oil. The oil sanctions especially, if reinstated, would precipitate higher gas prices and further debilitate the Venezuelan economy,…

ecns.cn (2024-02-07). Consumption drive gets fresh focus. ecns.cn China will roll out a series of well-targeted policy measures aimed at shifting the focus of consumption from post-pandemic recovery to sustainable expansion, so as to stimulate domestic demand, boost consumer confidence and drive long-term economic growth.

newarab (2024-02-07). Cairo Book Fair 2024: Millions flock to read about Palestine. newarab.com As January 2024 draws to a close, so does the Cairo International The fair was inaugurated in 1969 and is one of the oldest large-scale book fairs in the world, second only to Frankfurt, Germany. This year marks its 55th edition, with 1,200 publishing houses from at least 70 countries participating. | While the internal economic situation has impacted the number of attendees, publishers claim that the turnout…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-07). Mayo Clinic Minute: Why Black women need to be screened for cervical cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org While all women can develop cervical cancer, non-Hispanic Black women are more likely to be diagnosed and die of cervical cancer, compared to white women in the U.S.This disparity is not due to genetic differences among white, Black or Hispanic women, but rather related to systemic racism, access to healthcare and socioeconomic factors, says Dr. Olivia Cardenas-Trowers, a Mayo Clinic urogynecologist. That is why she encourages women to learn more about this often-avoidable cancer and…

Paul Budde (2024-02-07). Enhanced NBN connectivity will provide economic and social benefits. independentaustralia.net

Pavel López Lazo (2024-02-07). Cuba doubles down on social policies of UN ¥s Agenda 2030. plenglish.com United Nations, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has reaffirmed at the United Nations its commitment to the social policies for the 2030 Agenda, despite the country's complex economic situation and the tightening of the hostile and unjust economic US blockade.

Pranjal Pandey (2024-02-07). For crisis-hit Pakistan, elections may not lead to a meaningful alternative. peoplesdispatch.org The ongoing crisis in Pakistan cannot be resolved simply by swapping one political party for another. Whether it is the arrest and conviction of Imran Khan or economic issues, Pakistan has a long road to recovery.

The Independent (2024-02-07). LoP lobbies for improved capitation grant in gov't primary schools. independent.co.ug Joel Ssenyonyi is disappointed that some UPE schools have not yet received the Capitation Grant. Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Leader of the Opposition in Parliament, (LoP), Joel Ssenyonyi, has called on the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development to increase the capitation grant for government-aided primary schools, saying the current Shs20,000 per pupil …

WSWS (2024-02-07). Zelensky confirms planned purge of Ukrainian military leadership. wsws.org The conflict between the top army leadership and the Zelensky administration is unfolding under conditions of a serious military, political and economic crisis.

ecns.cn (2024-02-06). More measures coming to brighten biz climate. ecns.cn China will take a number of measures to improve its business environment and attract more foreign investment, in order to strengthen the drive for high-quality economic development, officials said on Monday.

Editor (2024-02-06). "What Is Anti-Racism?" — review. mronline.org Arun Kudnani traces its roots to the campaigns of 1930s' cultural thinkers such as anthropologist Ruth Benedict and gay rights activist Magnus Hirschfield, who were theorising the rise of Nazism in Germany and urged the U.S. political elite to educate the working class, believing that without this, economic hardship would make racism more likely.

Margaret Flowers, Clearing the FOG. (2024-02-06). 25 Years Into The Revolution, Venezuela Resists US Interference. popularresistance.org February 2 marked the 25th anniversary of the inauguration of President Hugo Chavez in Venezuela, which was the beginning of the Bolivarian Revolution. Over the past 25 years, Venezuela has made remarkable gains in reducing poverty, ending illiteracy and building social infrastructure such as housing, health care, education, transportation and more, despite persistent interference by the United States to impose an economic blockade, fund an opposition, attempt coups and assassinations, delegitimize the elections and threaten military attacks. Clearing the FOG speaks with Leo Flores, a Venezuelan activist, about t…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-06). Mayo Clinic Minute: Why Black women need to be screened for cervical cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org While all women can develop cervical cancer, non-Hispanic Black women are more likely to be diagnosed and die of cervical cancer, compared to white women in the U.S.This disparity is not due to genetic differences among white, Black or Hispanic women, but rather related to systemic racism, access to healthcare and socioeconomic factors, says Dr. Olivia Cardenas-Trowers, a Mayo Clinic urogynecologist. That is why she encourages women to learn more about this often-avoidable cancer and…

Rania Khalek (2024-02-06). ECOWAS Exodus: Niger, Mali, & Burkina Faso's Anti-Colonial Uprising Continues. thealtworld.com On January 28, Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger announced their withdrawal from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a bloc condemned by West Africa's popular movements as a vestige of French neo-colonial control of the region. In a statement announcing the exit, the three countries stated, "Under the influence of foreign powers", the regional bloc of ECOWAS "has become a threat to its member states." | Kwesi Pratt, Jr. the General Secretary of the Socialist Movement Ghana (SMG), explains how West Africa's popular movements are rising up against French neo-colonialism and what the withdrawal means…

Roger Harris (2024-02-06). Why the US Is Reimposing Sanctions on Venezuela. counterpunch.org The State Department accused the Venezuelan government of actions that are "inconsistent" with the Barbados agreement, negotiated last October. This accord arranged a prisoner exchange with the US and the issuance of licenses allowing Venezuela to sell some of its own oil and gold. The agreement promised temporary and partial sanctions relief for Venezuela, although major coercive economic provisions were still left in place.

The Exposé (2024-02-06). From Democracy to Dystopia: The World Economic Forum's Stealth Takeover. expose-news.com In a world increasingly shaped by shadowy figures and clandestine gatherings, the World Economic Forum (WEF), spearheaded by Klaus Schwab, emerges as a formidable architect of a future where national borders blur …

Rhoda Wilson (2024-02-06). Tedros the Terrorist tries to push WHO's Pandemic Treaty using university students. expose-news.com Over the weekend, the University of Warwick concluded its Warwick Economics Summit. On the second day, 3 February, the World Health Organisation ("WHO") Dictator-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, joined the Summit via Zoom …

News Desk, The Cradle. (2024-02-07). McDonald's Records Sales Downturn Over Israel Support. popularresistance.org McDonald's Corp. missed investor expectations as sales growth decelerated in the fourth quarter of last year, partially due to their support for Israel, Bloomberg reported on 5 February. | The sales pace is the slowest since the fourth quarter of 2020, below the average estimate of analysts. | Global same-store sales only rose 3.4 percent during the final business quarter of 2023, well below Wall Street's expected 4.7 percent increase. | Sales expectations were lowered following comments made by McDonald's CEO Chris Kempczinski in January, when he stated that markets in West Asia and others outside of the region…

Pavel López Lazo (2024-02-07). Cuba foresees tourism growth by 2024. plenglish.com According to García, Cuba does not give up surpassing three million foreign holidaymakers, for which it is critical to rise air connectivity. | Cuba is also proposed to diversify markets, confront smear campaigns, improve services, expand options and offer facilities and incentives to Cubans living abroad, in line with the country's policy of strengthening relations with nationals abroad, among other actions. | Speaking at Mesa Redonda TV program, García said Cuba received 2,436,980 visitors in 2023, so it meant a growth of over 800,000 tourists compared to 2022. | Cuba is too optimistic despite its complicated s…

The Independent (2024-02-07). Uganda ranks fourth in Absa Africa Financial Markets Index 2023. independent.co.ug KAMPALA, Uganda | Xinhua | Uganda maintained its fourth position with a score of 63 out of 28 countries surveyed in the Africa Financial Markets Index 2023. The Absa Group survey, released in Kampala, the capital of Uganda, Tuesday, said that Ugandan government bonds were added to the FTSE Frontier Emerging Markets Government Bond Index, …

ecns.cn (2024-02-06). Fresh chickens return to Macao market shelves. ecns.cn Fresh chickens from the mainland returned to Macao supermarkets on Feb 2, ensuring a plentiful supply for the upcoming Chinese New Year.

Famine Early Warning System Network (2024-02-06). Ethiopia Key Message Update: Emergency (IPC Phase 4) outcomes expected in northern Ethiopia, January 2024. reliefweb.int Country: Ethiopia | Source: Famine Early Warning System Network | Please refer to the attached file. | Key Messages | Households in northern Ethiopia increasingly face extreme hardships accessing food and income which are driving ongoing Emergency (IPC Phase 4) and Crisis (IPC Phase 3) outcomes. Households have limited food stocks resulting from the failure of the 2023 meher harvest, and income-earning activities have yet to recover from recent conflict. Additionally, in Afar, where livestock is a key food and income source, livestock herd sizes are low and livestock body conditions are poor due to drought.

jamanetwork (2024-02-06). HPV Screening Could Cut Cervical Cancer Deaths by Up to Two-Thirds. jamanetwork.com Screening women for human papillomavirus (HPV) every 5 years might reduce more cervical cancer deaths in a more cost-effective way than other screening methods like colposcopies, according to 2 studies involving women from 78 low- and lower-middle—income countries.

WSWS (2024-02-06). The UK "Day of Action" for Gaza, the trade unions and the working class. wsws.org The lie that Starmer's pro-war, pro-genocide Labour Party can somehow be pressured into opposing Israeli policy is part and parcel of the unions' refusal to organise mass strikes, which would immediately force a confrontation between the working class seeking to defend the Palestinians and the equally bitterly opposed Tory and Labour parties.

newarab (2024-02-06). UK Labour's ratings tumble among Brit Muslims amid Gaza war. newarab.com

Barry Sheppard (2024-02-07). Dossier of Zionist-Nazi collaboration sheds light on Zionist movement. greenleft.org.au Lenni Brenner's edited volume, 51 Documents: Zionist Collaboration With the Nazis is important reading today in the context of the United States-backed Israeli genocidal war in Gaza, writes Barry Sheppard.

ecns.cn (2024-02-07). Xinjiang lab to boost aircraft checks. ecns.cn A new aircraft metal testing laboratory in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region in Northwest China, has become the country's first such facility to use independently developed Chinese equipment.

ecns.cn (2024-02-07). Chinese astronomers calculate mass of Andromeda Galaxy with new precision. ecns.cn With a distance of about 2.5 million light-years from the Earth, the Andromeda Galaxy is the nearest large spiral galaxy to the Milky Way, serving as an ideal astrophysical laboratory for exploring the formation and evolution of galaxies.

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-07). Australians for War Powers Reform says Labor must not support US strikes across the Middle East. greenleft.org.au

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-07). Palestine solidarity supporters call on Labor to boost funding to UNRWA. greenleft.org.au

Luis Feliz Leon, Labor Notes. (2024-02-07). The South, Where Automakers Go For A Discount. popularresistance.org In 1978, Volkswagen became the first foreign-owned company to manufacture cars in the United States since Rolls-Royce in the 1930s, setting up shop in Westmoreland, Pennsylvania. | "This is one of the most important organized victories in years for the UAW," said United Auto Workers President Doug Fraser after VW workers voted 865 to 17 to join the union. "We believe that there will be other foreign automakers deciding to open plants in the U.S. and we intend to organize those workers as well." | Since then, some 35 shiny new engine and assembly plants have been installed along I-75 and I-55, forming an automotiv…

newarab (2024-02-07). Itochu to end MOU with Israel's Elbit after ICJ Gaza order. newarab.com Itochu Corp's aviation unit will end its strategic cooperation with Itochu plans to end the collaboration after the

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-07). Mayo Clinic Minute: How precise diagnosis of lymphoma offers patients best treatment options. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Dr. Lisa Rimsza is a pathologist, director of the Mayo Clinic Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory and researcher with the Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center. Her research specializes in lymphoma, with a focus on developing tests for accurate patient diagnoses and assessing disease aggressiveness. Dr. Rimsza has made significant advances in this field of research. She says having a precise diagnosis allows physicians to provide patients with the best possible treatment. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/M6ARKpwlWYU Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1: 05) is in…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-07). Médica Sur marks 10th anniversary as member of Mayo Clinic Care Network. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org MEXICO CITY and ROCHESTER, Minn. — Ten years ago, Médica Sur became the first international member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, a select group of institutions worldwide that have access to Mayo Clinic knowledge, expertise and resources. That relationship became the starting point for a collaboration that has grown over time. After becoming a care network member, Médica Sur began accessing Mayo's expertise so they could provide patients with more of the care they…

Pavel López Lazo (2024-02-07). Honduras, Cuba to hold 4th Round Talks on Migration (+Photo). plenglish.com Tegucigalpa, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) Honduras and Cuba held the 4th Round Talks on migration issues and agreed upon the significance of reaching bilateral collaboration mechanisms in this area and in the consular field.

WSWS (2024-02-07). Australian police framed-up 13-year-old autistic boy on serious terrorism charges. wsws.org This entire affair demonstrates how far the police-intelligence apparatus, backed to the hilt by Labor and Liberal-National Coalition governments alike, will go to frame-up highly vulnerable people, even children.

WSWS (2024-02-07). More Australian demonstrations against Gaza genocide: "Protesting is not working, I believe we need a complete revolution" wsws.org Sunday's protests occurred as the Labor government is escalating Australia's role in Israel's onslaught and the broader eruption of imperialist militarism.

Adriaan Alsema (2024-02-06). Pressure on Colombia's Supreme Court to pick new chief prosecutor. colombiareports.com Labor unions and political organizations close to Colombia's President Gustavo Petro announced protests to demand the Supreme Court pick a new chief prosecutor. Teachers union Fecode said it will take…

Bárbara Gómez (2024-02-06). Honduras y Cuba realizaron IV ronda de conversaciones migratorias (+Fotos). radiohc.cu Tegucigalpa, 6 feb (RHC) Los gobiernos de Honduras y Cuba realizaron este martes en Tegucigalpa la IV ronda de conversaciones sobre temas migratorios y coincidieron en la importancia de concertar mecanismos de colaboración bilateral en ese ámbito y en el consular.

Government of Somalia (2024-02-06). Somalia: United Front Against FGM: UNFPA, UNICEF, MoWHRD Call for Action. reliefweb.int Country: Somalia | Sources: Government of Somalia, UN Children's Fund, United Nations Population Fund | 6 February 2024, International Day of Zero Tolerance Against FGM, | Mogadishu: In a collaboration organised by the Federal Ministry of Women and Human Rights Development (MWHRD) alongside the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), a gathering of distinguished stakeholders convened to mark the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). This momentous occasion was attended by senior representatives from the government, diplomatic community, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNI…

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-06). Labor doubles down on support for genocidal Israel after ICJ ruling. greenleft.org.au

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-06). Palestine solidarity supporters call on Labor to boost funding to UNRWA. greenleft.org.au

Jack Rasmus, LA Progressive. (2024-02-06). How US Government Statistics Are Like The Bible. popularresistance.org This week on February 2nd, the US Labor Department released its monthly jobs report for January. One of the Department's two surveys showed +353,000 jobs created in January. But a second report shows a drop in total employment in January of -1,070,000 full time and part-time jobs (and an additional -400,000 jobs if one includes unincorporated independent contractors jobs. So, like the Bible, one can find whatever one wants in the government job stats. | So why the discrepancies between the two surveys in the monthly jobs report? | One reason is that the two surveys have big differences in their methodologies (and…

Jack Rasmus (2024-02-06). Why US Government Statistics are Like the Bible. counterpunch.org On February 2, 2024 the US Labor Dept released its monthly jobs report for January. One of the Department's two surveys showed +353,000 jobs created in January. But a second report shows a drop in total employment in January of -1,070,000 full-time and part-time jobs (and an additional -400,000 jobs if one includes unincorporated independent

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-06). Mayo Clinic Minute: How precise diagnosis of lymphoma offers patients best treatment options. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Dr. Lisa Rimsza is a pathologist, director of the Mayo Clinic Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory and researcher with the Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center. Her research specializes in lymphoma, with a focus on developing tests for accurate patient diagnoses and assessing disease aggressiveness. Dr. Rimsza has made significant advances in this field of research. She says having a precise diagnosis allows physicians to provide patients with the best possible treatment. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/M6ARKpwlWYU Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1: 05) is in…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-06). Médica Sur marks 10th anniversary as member of Mayo Clinic Care Network. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org MEXICO CITY and ROCHESTER, Minn. — Ten years ago, Médica Sur became the first international member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, a select group of institutions worldwide that have access to Mayo Clinic knowledge, expertise and resources. That relationship became the starting point for a collaboration that has grown over time. After becoming a care network member, Médica Sur began accessing Mayo's expertise so they could provide patients with more of the care they…

teleSUR, JGN (2024-02-06). Presidente de México presenta paquete de reformas a la Constitución. telesurtv.net Las propuestas abarcan varios rubros, como pensiones, salarios, programas sociales, derechos laborales y política energética, entre otros.

UAW Labor For Palestine, Mondoweiss. (2024-02-06). Honor The Palestinian Trade Union Picket Line. popularresistance.org On October 16, 2023, Palestinian trade unions issued an urgent call to End all Complicity and Stop Arming Israel. At the CAP Conference on January 24, 2024, the UAW International Executive Board — without membership engagement or approval — crossed that picket line by endorsing Joe Biden, whose administration arms, funds, and facilitates the relentless Israeli genocide and ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people in Gaza and throughout historic Palestine that has already killed more than 30,000 people, including thousands of children, in just over 114 days.

WSWS (2024-02-06). Australian Labor government backs US bombings and wider war in Middle East. wsws.org Echoing the Biden White House, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese declared his government's full support for Washington's strikes on alleged Iranian-linked sites in Syria and Iraq.

teleSUR- hvh, JCM (2024-02-06). TSE de El Salvador sigue sin actualizar resultados electorales. telesurtv.net El TSE de El Salvador indicó a los integrantes de las Juntas Receptoras de Votos que elaboren las actas de forma manual.

Taya Graham, Stephen Janis, The Real News Network. (2024-02-07). State Senator Seeks To Unearth Hidden Costs Of Developer Tax Breaks. popularresistance.org For decades, Baltimore has doled out tax breaks intended to spur development. But the increasing use of incentives has not been matched by scrutiny of how much they cost the city, and who is benefiting. | State Senator Jill Carter intends to correct that imbalance with a bill she has introduced to study a variety of tax breaks in-depth, with the purpose of determining if their use is both equitable and cost effective. | "I think it's important that people pay attention to how much money is thrown out to wealthy developers with no accountability," Carter said. | The bill would authorize a task force to gather data…

WSWS (2024-02-06). The 66th annual Grammy Awards: Notable protests against Israeli-US genocide in an ocean of self-satisfaction. wsws.org The event was largely a spectacle of self-congratulation and jockeying for position among wealthy celebrity performers. However, broader tendencies also made themselves felt.

albawaba (2024-02-07). Oil prices rise amid stable US production outlook. albawaba.com ALBAWABA – Oil prices rose on Wednesday amid expectations that US oil production will remain largely stable until 2025, easing concerns of an oversupply.Brent crude futures increased by 38 cents or 0.5% to $78.97 per barrel as of 0013 GMT, while West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude climbed by 41 cents or 0.6% to $73.72. Both grades saw slight gains on Monday as well.The US Energy Information Administration stated in its short-term energy outlook yesterday that domestic US production would not surpass the record set in December 2023, which exceeded 13.3 million barrels per day, until February 2025.(Shutterstock)Fur…

albawaba (2024-02-06). Gold prices in Riyadh today, Tuesday 6 February. albawaba.com ALBAWABA — Gold prices in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia today, Tuesday, February 6, opened at SAR 7605.74 per ounce, according to saudigoldprice.com.24-karat gold rates in Riyadh on Tuesday: The price per gram of 24-karat gold in Saudi stood at SAR 244.52 today, Tuesday.22-karat gold prices in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday: The price per gram of 22-karat gold in Saudi stood at SAR 224.14 early today, Tuesday. 21-karat gold rates in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday: The price per gram of 21-karat gold in KSA stood at SAR 213.96 at the start of the business day, today, Tuesday.18-karat gold prices…

Sonali Kolhatkar (2024-02-06). The Real Reason Your Grocery Bill Is Still So High. counterpunch.org Americans have had to weather much in the years since the COVID-19 pandemic first began, including price inflation of basic necessities. Grocery bills, especially, are a drain on household finances. But, as recent reports show, inflation is easing across many industries, and yet food prices overall have remained stubbornly high. Not only is that an indication of

Ann Brown (2024-02-06). Avoiding Bait And Switch Marketing And Sales Techniques: 5 Things To Know. moguldom.com Bait and switch tactics have long been a thorn in the side of consumers, leaving them feeling deceived and frustrated. This morally questionable sales technique involves enticing customers with promises of quality products or unbeatable prices, only to switch them out for something else entirely once they've taken the bait. It's a form of retail …

albawaba (2024-02-06). Gold prices Today Tuesday, 6 February in Doha. albawaba.com ALBAWABA — Gold prices in Doha, Qatar, opened today, Tuesday, February 6, at QR 7380.05 per ounce, according to Qatar-goldprice.com.24-karat gold rates in Qatar on Tuesday: The price per gram of 24-karat gold in Doha stood at QR 237.21 Today, Tuesday.22-karat gold prices in Doha on Tuesday: The price per gram of 22-karat gold in Qatar stood at QR 217.44 early today, Tuesday.21-karat gold rates in the Emirate of Qatar on Tuesday: The price per gram of 21-karat gold in Qatar stood at QR 207.56 at the start of the business day, today, Tuesday.18-karat gold prices in Doha on Tuesday

albawaba (2024-02-06). Gold prices in United Arab Emirates Today Tuesday 6 February. albawaba.com ALBAWABA — Gold prices in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) today, Tuesday, February 6, opened at a selling price of AED 7447.02 per ounce, according to UAEgoldprices.com.24-karat gold rates in the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday: The price per gram of 24-karat gold in the United Arab Emirates stood at AED 239.23 today, Tuesday.22-karat gold prices in Dubai on Tuesday: The price per gram of 22-karat gold in UAE stood at AED 219.30 early today, Tuesday.21-karat gold rates in Dubai on Tuesday: The price per gram of 21-karat gold in UAE stood at AED 209.33 at the start of business today, Tues…

ecns.cn (2024-02-06). 4th CICPE scheduled from April 13-18, further boosting consumption recovery. ecns.cn The 4th China International Consumer Products Expo (CICPE) will take place in Haikou, capital of South China's Hainan Province, from April 13 to 18, the Xinhua News Agency reported on Monday.

ecns.cn (2024-02-07). Nonfinancial ODI shines bright in '23. ecns.cn Chinese companies are seeking new opportunities for overseas growth amid global supply chain restructuring, with ramped-up investment and a noticeable increase in high-value merger and acquisition activity overseas, experts said on Tuesday.

Eric Toussaint, Maxime Perriot (2024-02-07). Is there a debt crisis in the South and what is recommended by the CADTM? cadtm.org Maxime Perriot: In an article published in December 2023 you claimed in the wake of a World Bank report that "developing countries" were trapped in a new debt crisis, yet the Financial Times and other sources point out that in the first two weeks of 2024 several so-called developing countries managed to easily refinance their debt. What is actually the situation?
| The three developing countries that managed to sell sovereign bonds all produce oil and gas
| Éric Toussaint: The three countries (…) | – |

Eric Toussaint (2024-02-07). Early conflicts between the UN and the World Bank/IMF tandem. cadtm.org In July 2024, the World Bank and the IMF will be 80 years old. 80 years of financial neo-colonialism and the imposition of austerity policies in the name of debt repayment. 80 years is enough! The Bretton Woods institutions must be abolished and replaced by democratic institutions serving an ecological, feminist and anti-racist bifurcation. To mark these 80 years, we are republishing a series of articles every Wednesday until July, looking in detail at the history and damage caused by these (…) | – | / |

Eric Toussaint (2024-02-07). SUNFED versus World Bank. cadtm.org In July 2024, the World Bank and the IMF will be 80 years old. 80 years of financial neo-colonialism and the imposition of austerity policies in the name of debt repayment. 80 years is enough! The Bretton Woods institutions must be abolished and replaced by democratic institutions serving an ecological, feminist and anti-racist bifurcation. To mark these 80 years, we are republishing a series of articles every Wednesday until July, looking in detail at the history and damage caused by these (…) | – | / |

Eric Toussaint (2024-02-07). Why the Marshall Plan ? cadtm.org In July 2024, the World Bank and the IMF will be 80 years old. 80 years of financial neo-colonialism and the imposition of austerity policies in the name of debt repayment. 80 years is enough! The Bretton Woods institutions must be abolished and replaced by democratic institutions serving an ecological, feminist and anti-racist bifurcation. To mark these 80 years, we are republishing a series of articles every Wednesday until July, looking in detail at the history and damage caused by these (…) | – | / |

GABIK (2024-02-07). Nzimande approves NSFAS eligibility criteria for financial aid. sanews.gov.za Nzimande approves NSFAS eligibility criteria for financial aid | Higher Education, Science and Innovation Minister, Dr Blade Nzimande, has approved the proposed 2024 National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) eligibility criteria and conditions for financial aid. | In terms of Section 4 of the NSFAS Act, the first and second functions of NSFAS are to "allocate funds for loans and bursaries to eligible students" and to "develop criteria and conditions for the granting of loans and bursaries to eligible students, in consultation with the Minister". | Nzimande said the approved 2024 Eligibility Criteria and Condi…

WSWS (2024-02-07). Central Banks face interest rate dilemma. wsws.org Higher interest rates are an instrument to suppress wage demands but at the same time they threaten to bring financial instability.

albawaba (2024-02-06). Paris Olympics chief is officially under investigation over salary disclosure. albawaba.com ALBAWABA – AFP reported citing inside sources that an investigation has been launched into the salary of Tony Estanguet, the head of the Paris Olympics organizing committee.The investigation by magistrates specialized in financial crimes began "last week" and will look into the way Estanguet receives his pay as chief executive of the organizing committee.

ecns.cn (2024-02-06). China's ODI reaches $148 billion. ecns.cn China's outward direct investment (ODI) reached $147.9 billion last year, edging up 0.9 percent year-on-year, among which non-financial ODI grew 11.4 percent to $130.1 billion, said a report by accounting firm EY China.

Eric Toussaint, Maxime Perriot (2024-02-06). Is there a debt crisis in the South and what is recommended by the CADTM? cadtm.org Maxime Perriot: In an article published in December 2023 you claimed in the wake of a World Bank report that "developing countries" were trapped in a new debt crisis, yet the Financial Times and other sources point out that in the first two weeks of 2024 several so-called developing countries managed to easily refinance their debt. What is actually the situation?
| The three developing countries that managed to sell sovereign bonds all produce oil and gas
| Éric Toussaint: The three countries (…) | – |

Eric Toussaint (2024-02-06). Early conflicts between the UN and the World Bank/IMF tandem. cadtm.org In July 2024, the World Bank and the IMF will be 80 years old. 80 years of financial neo-colonialism and the imposition of austerity policies in the name of debt repayment. 80 years is enough! The Bretton Woods institutions must be abolished and replaced by democratic institutions serving an ecological, feminist and anti-racist bifurcation. To mark these 80 years, we are republishing a series of articles every Wednesday until July, looking in detail at the history and damage caused by these (…) | – | / |

Eric Toussaint (2024-02-06). SUNFED versus World Bank. cadtm.org In July 2024, the World Bank and the IMF will be 80 years old. 80 years of financial neo-colonialism and the imposition of austerity policies in the name of debt repayment. 80 years is enough! The Bretton Woods institutions must be abolished and replaced by democratic institutions serving an ecological, feminist and anti-racist bifurcation. To mark these 80 years, we are republishing a series of articles every Wednesday until July, looking in detail at the history and damage caused by these (…) | – | / |

newarab (2024-02-06). Turkish inflation increase adds pressure on central bank. newarab.com The year-on-year

Editor (2024-02-06). New York Times' Friedman Hits New Low With Animalization of Arabs and Iranians. scheerpost.com By Juan Cole / Informed Comment Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Calling people animals is a way to dehumanize them, and probably helps convince individuals that the other people around them approve of treating the animals badly. In ways that aren't entirely clear, this way of speaking is certainly wrought up with violence and even …

M. Shahid Alam (2024-02-06). The Confessions of Thomas Friedman. counterpunch.org The inestimable Thomas L. Friedman uncharacteristically makes a dangerous confession. Once again, he writes, there is an awareness "that the U.S. will never have the global legitimacy, the NATO allies and the Arab and Muslim allies it needs to take on Iran in a more aggressive manner unless we stop letting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hold our policy hostage…" | Did NYT really allow these words to slip onto its op-ed pages?

newarab (2024-02-06). Thomas Friedman NYT Middle East Animal Kingdom enrages Arabs. newarab.com The short blog post, published on February 2, addressed the ongoing Friedman, a NYT columnist who has regularly upset Middle East natives and experts for de…

Nora Barrows-Friedman (2024-02-06). Watch: How are women giving birth in Gaza? electronicintifada.net "There are so few healthcare facilities that can deliver a baby when something goes wrong," says Laila Baker of UN agency for sexual and reproductive health.

albawaba (2024-02-07). Musk under fire amid suspending accounts covering Gaza. albawaba.com ALBAWABA – Elon Musk is yet again under fire for allegedly suspending accounts on his social media platform X (formerly known as Twitter) over covering the ongoing Israeli aggression on Gaza. X users took to the platform in anger and voiced their concern over "mass suspending" such accounts and claimed that free speech is not a thing anymore on Musk's former bird app. According to the Ministry of Health in Gaza, the ongoing Israeli aggression in the Stip has resulted in the killing of more than 27,000 Palestinians of whom are children who became orphans amid the passing of their parents. Additionally, more than 6…

Michael Arria (2024-02-06). New Senate funding bill would send $14 billion to Israel and cut all funding to UNRWA. mondoweiss.net A new Senate spending bill supported by the Biden administration would rush $14 billion in military aid to Israel while blocking funding to UNRWA, the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees.

albawaba (2024-02-07). Turkish Bayraktar drones to start manufacturing in Ukraine. albawaba.com ALBAWABA — Baykar, the Turkish defense, has announced plans to open a plant in Kyiv, Ukraine to start manufacturing their infamous Bayraktar battle drones, employing over 500 workers to produce either TB2 or TB3 drones, according to CEO Haluk Bayraktar's interview with Reuters.During the World Defense Show in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Baykar spoke to Reuters about the upcoming factory, saying it is currently under construction and expected to start production in about a year with an output of 120 units per year, with investments into the project reaching $95 million.Baykar's Ukrainian factory has been in the we…

Luis Linares Petrov (2024-02-06). Bolivia prepares multi-million investments in Oruro department. plenglish.com During the Solemn Session that Arce attended with vice president David Choquehuanca, the governor of Oruro, Johnny Vedia, and other authorities, Arce explained that the funds will cover projects in the educational, healthcare, and agricultural sectors and related to the industrialization of the department. | The President reported that during the current year the Comprehensive Health Center at Curahuara de Carangas and the Health Center at the municipality of Carangas will be built based on agreements signed with the Special Projects Unit of the Presidency, with an investment of eight million bolivianos (more th…

Compañeros del Barrio TNDC Workers For Justic (2024-02-07). Monday 2/5: Stop The Corruption At Non-Profits, Union Busting & Privatization-Outsourcing. indybay.org San Francisco City Hall Polk St. Entrance…

WSWS (2024-02-07). Ford reports $10.4 billion in 2023 profits, outlines plan to cut jobs. wsws.org The UAW's bogus "stand up" strike had a negligible impact of the auto giant's 2023 profits, Ford's earnings report confirmed on Tuesday.

Compañeros del Barrio TNDC Workers For Justic (2024-02-06). Monday 2/5: Stop The Corruption At Non-Profits, Union Busting & Privatization-Outsourcing. indybay.org San Francisco City Hall Polk St. Entrance…

ecns.cn (2024-02-06). Stable growth forecast for China's machinery makers this year. ecns.cn China's machinery sector is expected to report year-on-year revenue and profit growth of 5 percent each this year, while exports are likely to increase by around 2 percent, industry experts estimated on Monday.

Katya Schwenk (2024-02-06). TV's Big Dark (Money) Secret. levernews.com

Speak Out Now (2024-02-06). Saturday 2/24: Exposing the Lies of Israel's War Machine. indybay.org Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609 | Also online, see website for zoom details…

Ari Paul, Fairness, Accuracy in Reporting. (2024-02-07). He Revealed How Taxes Steal For The Rich And Got Five Years In Prison. popularresistance.org Because of Charles Littlejohn, we know that former President Donald Trump and a whole bunch of other rich people pay next to nothing in taxes, while the rest of us frantically file tax returns and see our wages sucked away to fund the military, aid for Israel and corporate subsidies. Littlejohn, a former consultant at the Internal Revenue Service, leaked these tax returns, which resulted in major investigative findings for the New York Times and ProPublica. | For leaking this sensitive information, Littlejohn has been sentenced to five years in federal prison, the maximum jail term.

Editor (2024-02-06). Source Who Revealed How Taxes Steal for the Rich Rewarded With Five Years in Prison. scheerpost.com By Ari Paul / Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR) Because of Charles Littlejohn, we know that former President Donald Trump and a whole bunch of other rich people pay next to nothing in taxes, while the rest of us frantically file tax returns and see our wages sucked away to fund the military, aid …

tvbrics (2024-02-06). Hourly wages to increase in South Africa. tvbrics.com The law will come into force from the first of March this year…

WSWS (2024-02-06). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org Impoverished residents in Mexico City and suburbs face continuing water shortages while 13,000 teachers in Saskatchewan walked out last week over low wages and underfunding of education.

Emma Boyhtari (2024-02-06). Stellantis Layoffs Underscore Why Workers Should Self-Organize. truthout.org The beginning of last September marked the first time in history that the UAW went on strike simultaneously at all three auto companies: General Motors, Ford, and Stellantis. After six weeks, the strike ended with a contentious tentative agreement that did not have complete approval by all members of the rank and file. Now Stellantis is doing what all corporations do under capitalism to keep and… |

Frank Cappello (2024-02-06). MOVIES VS. CAPITALISM: Cradle Will Rock (w/ Harvey Kaye). levernews.com

jamanetwork (2024-02-06). Psychedelic Tied to Better Function in Veterans With Head Injuries. jamanetwork.com Special Operations Forces veterans with traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) who were treated with ibogaine, a plant-based psychoactive substance, experienced improved symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, and anxiety immediately after receiving the drug and at 1 month after treatment, a recent observational study found. The results might be the first evidence that a single treatment with ibogaine can improve chronic disability from TBIs after combat and exposure to blasts, the researchers reported in Nature Medicine.

Angela (2024-02-07). Tuesday 2/6: Webinar: The U.S. Military Industrial Complex and the Assault on Gaza. indybay.org

Angela (2024-02-06). Monday 2/19: Webinar: Dissenters: Students Say No to the Military-Industrial Complex. indybay.org

Angela (2024-02-06). Tuesday 2/6: Webinar: The U.S. Military Industrial Complex and the Assault on Gaza. indybay.org

marketing (2024-02-06). US, UK May Recognize State Of Palestine After Gaza War #MENAFN #Bitcoin #LatestNews #BreakingNews. menafn.com (MENAFN – Asia Times) The US and UK governments have indicated they are considering recognizing Palestine as a state after the current conflict ends. | On a visit to Lebanon on February 1, the UK …

marketing (2024-02-06). Coach Of Inter Miami Explains Why Messi Not Play In Match In Hong Kong #MENAFN #Bitcoin #LatestNews #BreakingNews. menafn.com (MENAFN – AzerNews) The head coach of the American Inter Miami, Gerardo Martino, | explained why the striker of the team Lionel Messi had not played | with the local club Hong Kong XI (4: 1), Azernews …

Editor (2024-02-06). What's the Fate of Social Security in a Brutally Unequal America? scheerpost.com

Mariana Riscali, Federico Fuentes (2024-02-07). Brazil's Socialist Left Movement (MES): Fighting the far right, building an independent left. greenleft.org.au Green Left's Federico Fuentes sat down with Mariana Riscali, a leader of the Socialist Left Movement (MES) tendency inside Brazil's radical left Socialism and Freedom Party (PSOL).

guest author (2024-02-06). Venezuelan analyst: Lenin on 'Socialism and War'. workers.org By Sergio Rodríguez Gelfenstein A message from Rodríguez Gelfenstein, a political analyst and former Venezuelan diplomat and official, to the International Assembly against Imperialism in Solidarity with Palestine on Jan. 21 in New York City. Amid the horror exposed by Israel's colonial-imperialist aggression against the Palestinian people, we commemorate the . . . |

WSWS (2024-02-06). Australian pseudo-left slanders workers, defends unions' complicity in Gaza genocide. wsws.org Defending the union bureaucracy, prominent Socialist Alliance member Tim Gooden described workers as ignorant adherents of the "Murdoch media," whose attitude to the mass murder of Palestinians is "it's got nothing to do with us…"

A Guest Author (2024-02-06). Lenin yesterday, today, tomorrow. workers.org By Georges Gastaud Gastaud is a retired teacher, union militant and for nearly two decades the general secretary of the Pole for the Rebirth of Communism in France, the PRCF. His message to the Lenin Centennial, held in New York City on Jan. 21, follows: In 2024, we commemorate the . . . |

C.J. Atkins (2024-02-06). Japanese Communists' first woman leader, Tomoko Tamura, comes out punching for peace. peoplesworld.org TOKYO—The Japanese Communist Party made history recently by electing its first woman party leader. Tomoko Tamura was appointed as the new Chair of the JCP Executive Committee by delegates to the party's 29th Congress in January. She succeeds longtime JCP leader Kazuo Shii, who will now chair the Central Committee. In traditionally male-dominated Japanese society, …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2024-02-06). "We Will Fight in the Streets of Nairobi for Our Brothers and Sisters in Haiti" libya360.wordpress.com Pavan Kulkarni Kenyan anti-riot police patrol a slum during anti-government protests in 2023. Despite the prohibition by Kenya's High Court, President William Ruto has vowed to deploy policemen within this week to Haiti. Communist Party of Kenya leader Booker Omole says Ruto is selling the country's foreign policy to the highest bidder, namely the US….

Patricia Harrity (2024-02-06). Astonishing Predictions from Dr Richard Day 1969 — Part 1 — "Plans Much Bigger Than Communism." expose-news.com "Plans much bigger than communism' have been set in motion" and people who were not primarily in public office, but people of prominence and known to the public through their occupations or …

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albawaba (2024-02-06). Germany approves $17B support for gas power plants transitioning to hydrogen. albawaba.com ALBAWABA – The German Ministry of Economy announced on Monday that the government has approved plans to support gas power plants that can transition to hydrogen, with a support cost of $17 billion. This move is part of the efforts to address the gaps in renewable energy intermittency and accelerate the shift to low-carbon energy generation.The decision comes after pressure from the industry for more details, following the government's promise of this strategy last year, as Germany relies on hydrogen to move away from gas and coal, Bloomberg reported.After closing its remaining nuclear power plants, Germany has to…

Angela (2024-02-06). Wednesday 2/14: Virtual Meeting: Local Peace Economy. indybay.org

Ben Norton (2024-02-06). Exposed: US DEA used criminals to spy on, destabilize Venezuela, Mexico, Bolivia. geopoliticaleconomy.com Reports reveal that the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) used known criminals to spy on and destabilize the left-wing governments in Venezuela, Mexico, and Bolivia.

ecns.cn (2024-02-06). A-share market needs policy stimulus, experts say. ecns.cn Lack of investor confidence continues to affect the performance of the subdued A-share market, with industry experts calling for stronger policies to seize the right time window to inject more liquidity into the market and buoy overall sentiment.

ecns.cn (2024-02-06). Chinese banks issue 17.86b yuan in loans to first batch of 'white-listed' real estate developers: report. ecns.cn In order to meet the reasonable financing needs of Chinese real estate developers, a total of 17.86 billion yuan ($2.51 billion) in loans has been issued to 83 real estate-related projects included on the "white list".

Pressenza New York (2024-02-06). Why the US Is Reimposing Sanctions on Venezuela. pressenza.com Even the US business magazine Forbes expressed surprise at the reimposition of US sanctions on Venezuela's gold sales and its threat to do the same with oil. The oil sanctions especially, if reinstated, would precipitate higher gas prices and further debilitate the Venezuelan economy,…

Angela (2024-02-05). Wednesday 2/14: Virtual Meeting: Local Peace Economy. indybay.org

ecns.cn (2024-02-05). Chinese economy shows new vitality. ecns.cn The Chinese economy has shown new vitality in different industries as companies sign new orders and staff members are busy at production lines.

ecns.cn (2024-02-05). China's securities regulator vows to take forceful measures to prevent risks from pledged shares. ecns.cn CSRC) said on Monday that it will closely monitor risks from pledged stocks and take targeted forceful measures to prevent such risks, noting that the current increase in major shareholders adding collateral to their stock pledge is of protective nature and will prevent forced liquidation.

Famine Early Warning System Network (2024-02-05). Ukraine – Key Message Update, January 2024. reliefweb.int Country: Ukraine | Source: Famine Early Warning System Network | Please refer to the attached file. | Ukrainian economy continues to recover, but inflation is projected to rise. | Key Messages. | According to the Ukrainian Deputy Chairman of the Ukrainian Agrarian Council, Ukraine has enough surplus grain and oilseeds to export another

Ingo Schmidt (2024-02-05). The Indispensable Opponent. indybay.org The West's hostility towards China has increased since China's engine began to stutter. At the same time, the US government is pumping massive amounts of money into the economy and has thus been able to prevent an impending recession for the time being, but is far from regaining its former role as a global engine of growth.

DikelediM (2024-02-06). Progress in the nation's recovery and rebuilding documented in summary five-year review. sanews.gov.za Progress in the nation's recovery and rebuilding documented in summary five-year review | The Presidency has released a five-year review publication that documents the strides made in South Africa's recovery and reconstruction since 2019, delving into the transformative initiatives undertaken by the Sixth Administration, specifically targeting the pressing challenges confronting the nation. | 'Leave No One Behind 2024 — A Five-Year Review', which was released on Tuesday, outlines in summary form the progress made in growing the economy and jobs; fighting corruption; tackling poverty; developing human capita…

ecns.cn (2024-02-06). More measures coming to brighten biz climate. ecns.cn China will take a number of measures to improve its business environment and attract more foreign investment, in order to strengthen the drive for high-quality economic development, officials said on Monday.

Margaret Flowers, Clearing the FOG. (2024-02-06). 25 Years Into The Revolution, Venezuela Resists US Interference. popularresistance.org February 2 marked the 25th anniversary of the inauguration of President Hugo Chavez in Venezuela, which was the beginning of the Bolivarian Revolution. Over the past 25 years, Venezuela has made remarkable gains in reducing poverty, ending illiteracy and building social infrastructure such as housing, health care, education, transportation and more, despite persistent interference by the United States to impose an economic blockade, fund an opposition, attempt coups and assassinations, delegitimize the elections and threaten military attacks. Clearing the FOG speaks with Leo Flores, a Venezuelan activist, about t…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-06). Mayo Clinic Minute: Why Black women need to be screened for cervical cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org While all women can develop cervical cancer, non-Hispanic Black women are more likely to be diagnosed and die of cervical cancer, compared to white women in the U.S.This disparity is not due to genetic differences among white, Black or Hispanic women, but rather related to systemic racism, access to healthcare and socioeconomic factors, says Dr. Olivia Cardenas-Trowers, a Mayo Clinic urogynecologist. That is why she encourages women to learn more about this often-avoidable cancer and…

Rania Khalek (2024-02-06). ECOWAS Exodus: Niger, Mali, & Burkina Faso's Anti-Colonial Uprising Continues. thealtworld.com On January 28, Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger announced their withdrawal from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a bloc condemned by West Africa's popular movements as a vestige of French neo-colonial control of the region. In a statement announcing the exit, the three countries stated, "Under the influence of foreign powers", the regional bloc of ECOWAS "has become a threat to its member states." | Kwesi Pratt, Jr. the General Secretary of the Socialist Movement Ghana (SMG), explains how West Africa's popular movements are rising up against French neo-colonialism and what the withdrawal means…

Roger Harris (2024-02-06). Why the US Is Reimposing Sanctions on Venezuela. counterpunch.org The State Department accused the Venezuelan government of actions that are "inconsistent" with the Barbados agreement, negotiated last October. This accord arranged a prisoner exchange with the US and the issuance of licenses allowing Venezuela to sell some of its own oil and gold. The agreement promised temporary and partial sanctions relief for Venezuela, although major coercive economic provisions were still left in place.

The Exposé (2024-02-06). From Democracy to Dystopia: The World Economic Forum's Stealth Takeover. expose-news.com In a world increasingly shaped by shadowy figures and clandestine gatherings, the World Economic Forum (WEF), spearheaded by Klaus Schwab, emerges as a formidable architect of a future where national borders blur …

_____ (2024-02-05). The Transnational Capitalist Class. The Billionaires, the Trillionaires. "Stake Holder Capitalism" and the New World Order. transcend.org 21 Jan 2024 – In 2011, the Great British Class Survey was conducted in collaboration with the University of Manchester, the London School of Economics, and the University of York. The British have always been obsessed with class, so it is not surprising that they would attempt something of this nature.

DikelediM (2024-02-05). Indaba to place spotlight on local mining industry. sanews.gov.za Indaba to place spotlight on local mining industry | The 2024 Investing in African Mining Indaba will place the spotlight on the significant potential of the mining sector in fostering economic expansion and employment opportunities, said President Cyril Ramaphosa. | "This week's Mining Indaba in Cape Town will showcase the enormous potential of the mining industry to drive economic growth and job creation. The actions underway to improve the logistics system will help us to unlock this potential, given that mining companies depend on the rail network and ports to compete in global markets. | "From the work alrea…

Editor (2024-02-05). China is 'world's sole manufacturing superpower', with 35% of global output. mronline.org China's state-led economic development model and robust industrial policy has transformed it into what an influential European think tank calls "the world's sole manufacturing superpower", making up 35% of global gross production—more than the 9 next largest manufacturers combined.

infobrics (2024-02-05). The BRICS Wealth Report: Challenging the Global Economic Order. infobrics.org The total investable wealth currently held in the BRICS bloc amounts to USD 45 trillion and its millionaire population is expected to rise by 85% over the next 10 years, according to the inaugural BRICS Wealth Report, published by international investment migration advisory firm Henley & Partners in partnership with global wealth intelligence firm New World Wealth…

infobrics (2024-02-05). BRICS to Dominate Global GDP by 2050. infobrics.org Over the past year, the BRICS economic alliance has grown notably in its prominence. Indeed, the bloc enacted its first massive expansion since 2001, inviting six nations to join its ranks…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-05). Mayo Clinic Minute: Why Black women need to be screened for cervical cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org While all women can develop cervical cancer, non-Hispanic Black women are more likely to be diagnosed and die of cervical cancer, compared to white women in the U.S.This disparity is not due to genetic differences among white, Black or Hispanic women, but rather related to systemic racism, access to healthcare and socioeconomic factors, says Dr. Olivia Cardenas-Trowers, a Mayo Clinic urogynecologist. That is why she encourages women to learn more about this often-avoidable cancer and…

tvbrics (2024-02-05). Mozambican carrier opens additional routes to South Africa. tvbrics.com The move will boost economic and cultural ties between the countries…

WSWS (2024-02-05). Indonesian presidential candidates back greater military spending. wsws.org All three candidates indicated a tilt away from economic dependence on China and by implication closer relations with US imperialism as it ratchets up its war preparations against Beijing.

Rhoda Wilson (2024-02-06). Tedros the Terrorist tries to push WHO's Pandemic Treaty using university students. expose-news.com Over the weekend, the University of Warwick concluded its Warwick Economics Summit. On the second day, 3 February, the World Health Organisation ("WHO") Dictator-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, joined the Summit via Zoom …

albawaba (2024-02-06). Saudi $100B Alat appoints previous DELL executive CEO. albawaba.com ALBAWABA — New Saudi Arabia firm has announced the appointment of Amit Midha, previously president for Asia Pacific and Japan Global Cities at Dell Technologies, as Chief Executive Officer to lead Alat, a newly established technological advancement company backed by a $100 billion in capital investments from the Public Investment fund, which has been putting focus on funding advanced project with a $700 billion budget in line with the kingdom's 2030 plan to diversify economical income.Alat is described by Midha in a recent statement as an enterprise dedicated to transforming top international corporations a…

albawaba (2024-02-06). Former Chinese banker gets suspended death penalty for corruption. albawaba.com ALBAWABA – A former high-ranking banker in China, Tian Huiyu, has been sentenced to a suspended death penalty by a court in Changde, Hunan province. Tian, who previously served as the president of China Merchants Bank and was a close aide to the country's former economic minister, has been found guilty of corruption charges including bribery and insider trading.According to the court's ruling, Tian will face the death penalty with a two-year reprieve, meaning if he stays out of trouble during this time, his sentence could be reduced to life imprisonment. He was convicted of abusing his position in state-owned ins…

Editor (2024-02-06). "What Is Anti-Racism?" — review. mronline.org Arun Kudnani traces its roots to the campaigns of 1930s' cultural thinkers such as anthropologist Ruth Benedict and gay rights activist Magnus Hirschfield, who were theorising the rise of Nazism in Germany and urged the U.S. political elite to educate the working class, believing that without this, economic hardship would make racism more likely.

ecns.cn (2024-02-06). Fresh chickens return to Macao market shelves. ecns.cn Fresh chickens from the mainland returned to Macao supermarkets on Feb 2, ensuring a plentiful supply for the upcoming Chinese New Year.

_____ (2024-02-05). Wealth of Five Richest Men Doubles Since 2020 as Five Billion People Made Poorer in "Decade of Division," Says Oxfam. transcend.org 15 Jan 2024 – * Fortunes of five richest men have shot up by 114 percent since 2020. * | * The world could have its first-ever trillionaire in a decade; it would take over two centuries to end poverty. *…

Andrés Tapia Arias, Andrés Madrid Tamayo, People's Dispatch. (2024-02-05). Capitalism And Drug Trafficking In Ecuador. popularresistance.org Ecuador is experiencing a wave of organized crime violence that is linked to structural problems. It is the product of a complex context divided between the increase in poverty, new drug routes worldwide and the emergence of a local narco-bourgeoisie. Amid all this, a global crisis of neoliberal capitalism, and consequently, the decomposition and rupture of the social pact between classes, peoples and hegemonic blocks. | In this context, the Government of Daniel Noboa has decided to confront the wave of drug crime that is drowning Ecuador through the declaration of internal armed conflict. In other words, war aga…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2024-02-05). The Hegemonic UN-WEF-NATO Triad: U.N. "Sustainable Development" (SDG 2030) = Endless Wars, Poverty and Famine Worldwide. globalresearch.ca First published by Global Research on October 2, 2023 | *** | February 5, 2024, we commemorate Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann. | "Those of us who do understand the nefariousness of the empire, and the ever-increasing danger it represents, must be clear that …

Chris Walker (2024-02-05). Report Lauds Effects of Guaranteed Income Program for Struggling Boston Families. truthout.org A guaranteed income program in Boston, Massachusetts, which began in the summer of 2021, resulted in numerous positive outcomes for recipients, highlights a recently published study by the groups that organized the program. Camp Harbor View and UpTogether, the organizations that dispersed the payments, privately funded the program from a group of 107 donors. Around $750,000 was raised in total… |

newarab (2024-02-06). UK Labour's ratings tumble among Brit Muslims amid Gaza war. newarab.com

DikelediM (2024-02-05). Work seekers warned not to fall for jobs scam. sanews.gov.za Work seekers warned not to fall for jobs scam | The Department of Employment and Labour has warned work seekers not to pay for employment opportunities. | The department has noted with concern a number of scams that keep popping up periodically, where unemployed people are promised jobs at a fee. | The latest scam is one that uses the department's name for promises of so-called admin worker jobs, where scammers request unsuspecting members of the public to pay a refundable fee of R250 at PEP stores for background checks. | "Work seekers are advised not to deposit any fees and share their contact and personal inf…

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-06). Labor doubles down on support for genocidal Israel after ICJ ruling. greenleft.org.au

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-06). Palestine solidarity supporters call on Labor to boost funding to UNRWA. greenleft.org.au

Jack Rasmus, LA Progressive. (2024-02-06). How US Government Statistics Are Like The Bible. popularresistance.org This week on February 2nd, the US Labor Department released its monthly jobs report for January. One of the Department's two surveys showed +353,000 jobs created in January. But a second report shows a drop in total employment in January of -1,070,000 full time and part-time jobs (and an additional -400,000 jobs if one includes unincorporated independent contractors jobs. So, like the Bible, one can find whatever one wants in the government job stats. | So why the discrepancies between the two surveys in the monthly jobs report? | One reason is that the two surveys have big differences in their methodologies (and…

Jack Rasmus (2024-02-06). Why US Government Statistics are Like the Bible. counterpunch.org On February 2, 2024 the US Labor Dept released its monthly jobs report for January. One of the Department's two surveys showed +353,000 jobs created in January. But a second report shows a drop in total employment in January of -1,070,000 full-time and part-time jobs (and an additional -400,000 jobs if one includes unincorporated independent

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-06). Mayo Clinic Minute: How precise diagnosis of lymphoma offers patients best treatment options. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Dr. Lisa Rimsza is a pathologist, director of the Mayo Clinic Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory and researcher with the Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center. Her research specializes in lymphoma, with a focus on developing tests for accurate patient diagnoses and assessing disease aggressiveness. Dr. Rimsza has made significant advances in this field of research. She says having a precise diagnosis allows physicians to provide patients with the best possible treatment. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/M6ARKpwlWYU Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1: 05) is in…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-06). Médica Sur marks 10th anniversary as member of Mayo Clinic Care Network. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org MEXICO CITY and ROCHESTER, Minn. — Ten years ago, Médica Sur became the first international member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, a select group of institutions worldwide that have access to Mayo Clinic knowledge, expertise and resources. That relationship became the starting point for a collaboration that has grown over time. After becoming a care network member, Médica Sur began accessing Mayo's expertise so they could provide patients with more of the care they…

teleSUR, JGN (2024-02-06). Presidente de México presenta paquete de reformas a la Constitución. telesurtv.net Las propuestas abarcan varios rubros, como pensiones, salarios, programas sociales, derechos laborales y política energética, entre otros.

UAW Labor For Palestine, Mondoweiss. (2024-02-06). Honor The Palestinian Trade Union Picket Line. popularresistance.org On October 16, 2023, Palestinian trade unions issued an urgent call to End all Complicity and Stop Arming Israel. At the CAP Conference on January 24, 2024, the UAW International Executive Board — without membership engagement or approval — crossed that picket line by endorsing Joe Biden, whose administration arms, funds, and facilitates the relentless Israeli genocide and ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people in Gaza and throughout historic Palestine that has already killed more than 30,000 people, including thousands of children, in just over 114 days.

WSWS (2024-02-06). Australian Labor government backs US bombings and wider war in Middle East. wsws.org Echoing the Biden White House, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese declared his government's full support for Washington's strikes on alleged Iranian-linked sites in Syria and Iraq.

_____ (2024-02-05). After Expelling Palestinian Workers, Israel Turns to the Global South for Labor. transcend.org 26 Jan 2024 – Israel has thus far signed agreements with Kenya and Malawi to bring in workers to its agricultural sector, which has otherwise relied on Palestinian and Thai migrant labor.

Chris Mills Rodrigo (2024-02-05). It's Not 'Inflation' — We're Just Getting Ripped Off. Here's Proof. inequality.org Many Americans are still experiencing the sticker shock they first faced two years ago when inflation hit its peak. But if inflation is down now, why are families still feeling the pinch? The answer lies in corporate profits — and we have the data to prove it. Our new report for the Groundwork Collaborative finds that corporate profits accounted …

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-05). Labor doubles down on support for genocidal Israel after ICJ ruling. greenleft.org.au

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-05). Labor's 'Stage 3 Lite' still gives biggest tax cuts to the rich. greenleft.org.au

Luis Feliz Leon, Labor Notes. (2024-02-05). Hyundai Workers Roll The Union On In Alabama. popularresistance.org Auto workers at Hyundai in Montgomery, Alabama, have signed up more than 30 percent of their nearly 4,000 co-workers in an ambitious drive to unionize. | The Auto Workers (UAW) announced the organizing breakthrough with a new video, "Montgomery Can't Wait," where workers link the labor and civil rights movements: "Montgomery, the city where Rosa Parks sat down, and where thousands of Hyundai workers are ready to Stand Up." | "There's something about our fight to unionize being homegrown that makes it just that much sweeter," said Quichelle Liggins, a 12-year quality inspector at Hyundai.

Mark Gruenberg (2024-02-05). Ukraine moves to supersede national labor federation. peoplesworld.org KIEV, Ukraine—Even as U.S. President Joe Biden declares Ukraine is a frontline democracy amidst its war with Russian invaders, Ukrainian unions would sharply differ with him. Because if an independent non-government-controlled labor movement is a characteristic of a democracy, then Ukraine—whose current labor laws mimic weak U.S. labor law in many ways—is headed in the …

newarab (2024-02-05). Israel needs 5 years to recover from Gaza war: ex-spy chief. newarab.com Israel's former spy chief said the country would need at least five years to recover from the Yossi Cohen, Mossad's former director, didn't elaborate further but said that Israel would have to pay a heavy price to bring back captives still held in Gaza. | Speaking to the Israeli public broadcaster Kan, Cohen said any

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-05). Mayo Clinic Minute: How precise diagnosis of lymphoma offers patients best treatment options. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Dr. Lisa Rimsza is a pathologist, director of the Mayo Clinic Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory and researcher with the Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center. Her research specializes in lymphoma, with a focus on developing tests for accurate patient diagnoses and assessing disease aggressiveness. Dr. Rimsza has made significant advances in this field of research. She says having a precise diagnosis allows physicians to provide patients with the best possible treatment. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/M6ARKpwlWYU Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1: 05) is in…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-05). Médica Sur marks 10th anniversary as member of Mayo Clinic Care Network. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org MEXICO CITY and ROCHESTER, Minn. — Ten years ago, Médica Sur became the first international member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, a select group of institutions worldwide that have access to Mayo Clinic knowledge, expertise and resources. That relationship became the starting point for a collaboration that has grown over time. After becoming a care network member, Médica Sur began accessing Mayo's expertise so they could provide patients with more of the care they…

Luis Linares Petrov (2024-02-06). Cuba and Spain carry out exchanges on communications. plenglish.com First Deputy Minister of Communications Wilfredo González Vidal detailed, during a videoconference with Spanish and Cuban businessmen residing in Spain, the domains in which there is potential to deepen existing or new types of collaboration ties. | Vidal explained that there are possibilities of developing joint models with Spain. "Joint projects could be marketed in Latin America due to the language facilities that the two nations share," he said. | In his introductory words, González Vidal mentioned among Cuba's strengths the formation of human capital, which offers a space in a sphere in which there is great…

UAW Labor For Palestine, Mondoweiss. (2024-02-06). Honor The Palestinian Trade Union Picket Line. popularresistance.org Endorsing Joe Biden's re-election is in direct violation of the UAW's December 1 call for ceasefire in Gaza and UAW President Shawn Fain's claims to uphold justice in and beyond the workplace.

Staff (2024-02-05). President Maduro Announces Cabinet Changes. orinocotribune.com The Venezuelan President, Nicolás Maduro, announced several changes in his Cabinet days before the announcement of the 2024 Presidential Elections schedule. Through his social media accounts, he reported the appointment of Luis Villegas Ramírez as Minister for National Commerce. Dheliz àÅlvarez, who held that position, will become the new Minister for Women and Gender Equality, and Guy Vernaez will become the new Minister for Communes. Alexis Corredor will become the new Minister of the Social Labor Process. | "With the need to continue advancing in the strengthening of the government team, I have decided t…

teleSUR- hvh, JCM (2024-02-05). TSE de El Salvador sigue sin actualizar resultados electorales. telesurtv.net El TSE de El Salvador indicó a los integrantes de las Juntas Receptoras de Votos que elaboren las actas de forma manual.

albawaba (2024-02-06). Biden administration considers recognizing Palestinian state. albawaba.com ALBAWABA- President Joe Biden addressed Hamas's reaction to the proposed agreement brokered by Qatar for a prisoner exchange and ceasefire, stating that negotiations are ongoing. He refrained from elaborating on the details of Hamas's response at this time. According to NBC, a senior US administration official added that the Biden administration is exploring options to recognize a Palestinian state following the Gaza conflict. Meanwhile, Hamas released a press statement confirming its response to the framework agreement, expressing a positive outlook and aiming for a comprehensive ceasefire, relief for Palestinia…

Adriaan Alsema (2024-02-06). Pressure on Colombia's Supreme Court to pick new chief prosecutor. colombiareports.com Labor unions and political organizations close to Colombia's President Gustavo Petro announced protests to demand the Supreme Court pick a new chief prosecutor. Teachers union Fecode said it will take…

WSWS (2024-02-06). The 66th annual Grammy Awards: Notable protests against Israeli-US genocide in an ocean of self-satisfaction. wsws.org The event was largely a spectacle of self-congratulation and jockeying for position among wealthy celebrity performers. However, broader tendencies also made themselves felt.

Binoy Kampmark (2024-02-05). When Much is Too Much: Elon Musk's Compensation Package. counterpunch.org When is the acquisitive nature of open frontier capitalism too much? When Elon Musk is told that US$56 billion as a pay package is unfair. This, at least, was the finding by Delaware Court of Chancery by Judge Kathaleen McCormick regarding the spellbinding 2018 compensation package for the planet's wealthiest human being. McCormick and Musk already have

David Bollier. (2024-02-05). Using Solar Commons To Decentralize And Share Solar Energy. popularresistance.org Energy from the sun is sure one of the most pervasive forms of common wealth. So why not capture and share that wealth more widely with everyone? | That's the basic idea behind the Solar Commons, a prototype project that uses revenue streams from solar energy and partnerships to build community wealth. The primary vehicle is a Solar Commons trust agreement among diverse community groups and the owner of a solar power array. | The driving force behind this socio-legal innovation has been Kathryn Milun, a community-engaged scholar, writer and energy democracy advocate.

albawaba (2024-02-06). Gold prices in Riyadh today, Tuesday 6 February. albawaba.com ALBAWABA — Gold prices in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia today, Tuesday, February 6, opened at SAR 7605.74 per ounce, according to saudigoldprice.com.24-karat gold rates in Riyadh on Tuesday: The price per gram of 24-karat gold in Saudi stood at SAR 244.52 today, Tuesday.22-karat gold prices in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday: The price per gram of 22-karat gold in Saudi stood at SAR 224.14 early today, Tuesday. 21-karat gold rates in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday: The price per gram of 21-karat gold in KSA stood at SAR 213.96 at the start of the business day, today, Tuesday.18-karat gold prices…

Sonali Kolhatkar (2024-02-06). The Real Reason Your Grocery Bill Is Still So High. counterpunch.org Americans have had to weather much in the years since the COVID-19 pandemic first began, including price inflation of basic necessities. Grocery bills, especially, are a drain on household finances. But, as recent reports show, inflation is easing across many industries, and yet food prices overall have remained stubbornly high. Not only is that an indication of

Famine Early Warning System Network (2024-02-05). Mali Price Bulletin, January 2024. reliefweb.int Country: Mali | Source: Famine Early Warning System Network | Please refer to the attached file. | The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year. | Millet, rice, and sorghum constitute the basic staple foods for the major…

Famine Early Warning System Network (2024-02-05). Niger Price Bulletin, January 2024. reliefweb.int Country: Niger | Source: Famine Early Warning System Network | Please refer to the attached file. | The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year. | Millet, maize, cowpea, and imported rice are the most important food com…

Famine Early Warning System Network (2024-02-05). Nigeria Price Bulletin, January 2024. reliefweb.int Country: Nigeria | Source: Famine Early Warning System Network | Please refer to the attached file. | The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year. | Sorghum, maize, millet, cowpea, gari (fermented cassava starch), and r…

Famine Early Warning System Network (2024-02-05). Senegal Price Bulletin, January 2024. reliefweb.int Country: Senegal | Source: Famine Early Warning System Network | Please refer to the attached file. | The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year. | Rice, millet, sorghum, and maize are the primary staple foods in Seneg…

tvbrics (2024-02-05). Chinese exports contribute to global consumer goods deflation. tvbrics.com Electronics prices continue to fall, reducing inflation in several countries…

Gabisile (2024-02-06). Prices of petrol and diesel to go up from Wednesday. sanews.gov.za Prices of petrol and diesel to go up from Wednesday | Mineral Resources and Energy Minister, Gwede Mantashe, has announced the adjustment of fuel prices for February 2024, which shows a hike in both petrol and diesel prices. | The price adjustments will come into effect from Wednesday, 7 February 2023. | Consumers will now pay 75c more for a litre of unleaded petrol of both grades (93 and 95), while the wholesale price of diesel will go up by between 70c and 73c. | The wholesale price of illuminating paraffin will be increased by 53c a litre and the maximum retail price for LP gas is going up by 37c per kg.

Ann Brown (2024-02-06). Avoiding Bait And Switch Marketing And Sales Techniques: 5 Things To Know. moguldom.com Bait and switch tactics have long been a thorn in the side of consumers, leaving them feeling deceived and frustrated. This morally questionable sales technique involves enticing customers with promises of quality products or unbeatable prices, only to switch them out for something else entirely once they've taken the bait. It's a form of retail …

ecns.cn (2024-02-06). 4th CICPE scheduled from April 13-18, further boosting consumption recovery. ecns.cn The 4th China International Consumer Products Expo (CICPE) will take place in Haikou, capital of South China's Hainan Province, from April 13 to 18, the Xinhua News Agency reported on Monday.

albawaba (2024-02-06). Paris Olympics chief is officially under investigation over salary disclosure. albawaba.com ALBAWABA – AFP reported citing inside sources that an investigation has been launched into the salary of Tony Estanguet, the head of the Paris Olympics organizing committee.The investigation by magistrates specialized in financial crimes began "last week" and will look into the way Estanguet receives his pay as chief executive of the organizing committee.

ecns.cn (2024-02-06). China's ODI reaches $148 billion. ecns.cn China's outward direct investment (ODI) reached $147.9 billion last year, edging up 0.9 percent year-on-year, among which non-financial ODI grew 11.4 percent to $130.1 billion, said a report by accounting firm EY China.

Eric Toussaint, Maxime Perriot (2024-02-06). Is there a debt crisis in the South and what is recommended by the CADTM? cadtm.org Maxime Perriot: In an article published in December 2023 you claimed in the wake of a World Bank report that "developing countries" were trapped in a new debt crisis, yet the Financial Times and other sources point out that in the first two weeks of 2024 several so-called developing countries managed to easily refinance their debt. What is actually the situation?
| The three developing countries that managed to sell sovereign bonds all produce oil and gas
| Éric Toussaint: The three countries (…) | – |

Eric Toussaint (2024-02-06). Early conflicts between the UN and the World Bank/IMF tandem. cadtm.org In July 2024, the World Bank and the IMF will be 80 years old. 80 years of financial neo-colonialism and the imposition of austerity policies in the name of debt repayment. 80 years is enough! The Bretton Woods institutions must be abolished and replaced by democratic institutions serving an ecological, feminist and anti-racist bifurcation. To mark these 80 years, we are republishing a series of articles every Wednesday until July, looking in detail at the history and damage caused by these (…) | – | / |

Eric Toussaint (2024-02-06). SUNFED versus World Bank. cadtm.org In July 2024, the World Bank and the IMF will be 80 years old. 80 years of financial neo-colonialism and the imposition of austerity policies in the name of debt repayment. 80 years is enough! The Bretton Woods institutions must be abolished and replaced by democratic institutions serving an ecological, feminist and anti-racist bifurcation. To mark these 80 years, we are republishing a series of articles every Wednesday until July, looking in detail at the history and damage caused by these (…) | – | / |

Eric Toussaint, Maxime Perriot (2024-02-05). Is there a debt crisis in the South and what is recommended by the CADTM? cadtm.org Maxime Perriot: In an article published in December 2023 you claimed in the wake of a World Bank report that "developing countries" were trapped in a new debt crisis, yet the Financial Times and other sources point out that in the first two weeks of 2024 several so-called developing countries managed to easily refinance their debt. What is actually the situation?
| The three developing countries that managed to sell sovereign bonds all produce oil and gas
| Éric Toussaint: The three countries (…) | – |

Eric Toussaint (2024-02-05). Early conflicts between the UN and the World Bank/IMF tandem. cadtm.org In July 2024, the World Bank and the IMF will be 80 years old. 80 years of financial neo-colonialism and the imposition of austerity policies in the name of debt repayment. 80 years is enough! The Bretton Woods institutions must be abolished and replaced by democratic institutions serving an ecological, feminist and anti-racist bifurcation. To mark these 80 years, we are republishing a series of articles every Wednesday until July, looking in detail at the history and damage caused by these (…) | – | / |

Eric Toussaint (2024-02-05). SUNFED versus World Bank. cadtm.org In July 2024, the World Bank and the IMF will be 80 years old. 80 years of financial neo-colonialism and the imposition of austerity policies in the name of debt repayment. 80 years is enough! The Bretton Woods institutions must be abolished and replaced by democratic institutions serving an ecological, feminist and anti-racist bifurcation. To mark these 80 years, we are republishing a series of articles every Wednesday until July, looking in detail at the history and damage caused by these (…) | – | / |

Eric Toussaint (2024-02-05). The WB assists those in power in a witch-hunting context. cadtm.org In July 2024, the World Bank and the IMF will be 80 years old. 80 years of financial neo-colonialism and the imposition of austerity policies in the name of debt repayment. 80 years is enough! The Bretton Woods institutions must be abolished and replaced by democratic institutions serving an ecological, feminist and anti-racist bifurcation. To mark these 80 years, we are republishing a series of articles every Wednesday until July, looking in detail at the history and damage caused by these (…) | – | / |

ICRC (2024-02-05). ICRC appoints Chief Financial Officer. icrc.org News release | Marc Rivers joins the ICRC with an outstanding record of senior-level leadership, financial management, risk and compliance.

Luis Linares Petrov (2024-02-06). Bolivia and China to sign financial agreement on zinc plant. plenglish.com La Paz, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) The president of Bolivia, Luis Arce, confirmed that the Ministries of Mining and Development Planning will sign an agreement with the Government of China to finance the construction of a Zinc Plant in Oruro.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2024-02-05). "Preemptive Nuclear War": The Historic Battle for Peace and Democracy. A Third World War Threatens the Future of Humanity. globalresearch.ca US nuclear doctrine consists in portraying nuclear weapons as a means of "self defense" rather than a "weapon of mass destruction". There are powerful financial interests behind Joe Biden's $1.3 trillion nuclear weapons program initiated under Obama.

newarab (2024-02-06). Turkish inflation increase adds pressure on central bank. newarab.com The year-on-year

Gabisile (2024-02-05). Health working around the clock to absorb unemployed doctors – Minister Phaahla. sanews.gov.za Health working around the clock to absorb unemployed doctors – Minister Phaahla | Health Minister Dr Joe Phaahla says while there are budgetary constraints when it comes to the employment of doctors who wish to remain in the public service after completing community service, the Department of Health is working around the clock to address this. | "We are doing everything possible, working with the provincial Health Departments, to mobilise resources to fund vacant posts, especially in health facilities in underserved communities," the Minister said on Monday. | Phaahla was addressing media on issues related to th…

NEOB (2024-02-05). President Ramaphosa to engage with youth. sanews.gov.za President Ramaphosa to engage with youth | President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to hold a Presidential Youth Engagement at the Belhar Sports Centre in Cape Town on Tuesday. | The engagement forms part of the National Youth Development Agency's reflection on the three years since the initiation of the Presidential Employment Stimulus (PES) and Presidential Youth Employment Intervention (PYEI). | "During this engagement, young people will have access to a Training Hub, facilitating interactions with trainers, mentors and peers who have benefited from the intervention. | "Additionally, an Opportunities Hub will sho…

M. Shahid Alam (2024-02-06). The Confessions of Thomas Friedman. counterpunch.org The inestimable Thomas L. Friedman uncharacteristically makes a dangerous confession. Once again, he writes, there is an awareness "that the U.S. will never have the global legitimacy, the NATO allies and the Arab and Muslim allies it needs to take on Iran in a more aggressive manner unless we stop letting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hold our policy hostage…" | Did NYT really allow these words to slip onto its op-ed pages?

newarab (2024-02-06). Thomas Friedman NYT Middle East Animal Kingdom enrages Arabs. newarab.com The short blog post, published on February 2, addressed the ongoing Friedman, a NYT columnist who has regularly upset Middle East natives and experts for de…

Editor (2024-02-06). New York Times' Friedman Hits New Low With Animalization of Arabs and Iranians. scheerpost.com By Juan Cole / Informed Comment Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Calling people animals is a way to dehumanize them, and probably helps convince individuals that the other people around them approve of treating the animals badly. In ways that aren't entirely clear, this way of speaking is certainly wrought up with violence and even …

Colonel Ann Wright, Popular Resistance. (2024-02-05). For God's Sake Joe, What the Hell Are You Doing? popularresistance.org It's 3am and I can't sleep again. All of us concerned about Gaza and the West Bank are spending sleepless nights and busy days trying desperately to pressure the Biden administration to stop its complicity the relentless Israeli genocide in Gaza, to stop providing weapons and money to Israel and to demand an end to the carnage. Ceasefire Now! | We awakened to the news that the US has attacked Syria, Iraq and Yemen in retaliation for militants firing missiles into US troop areas in Syria and Jordan and Houthis stopping Red Sea cargo ships. Why have there been attacks on U.S. troops and interests?

Dave DeCamp (2024-02-05). Senate Unveils $118 Billion Bill With Money for Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan, and New Yemen War. news.antiwar.com The Senate Appropriations Committee on Sunday unveiled a massive $118 billion spending bill that includes military aid for Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan, as well as spending for President Biden's new war with Yemen's Houthis. The bill is the result of months of negotiations between Senate Democrats and Republicans on border policies and includes $20 billion …

Jessica Buxbaum (2024-02-05). Facts For Peace: The Billionaire-Backed Campaign Attacking the Palestinian Cause. mintpressnews.com Jessica Buxbaum investigates how "Facts for Peace," founded by Pro-Israel real-estate billionaire Barry Sternlicht, is trying to turn public opinion back in Israel's favor by spending exorbitant amounts of money targeting American social media users.

Michael Arria (2024-02-06). New Senate funding bill would send $14 billion to Israel and cut all funding to UNRWA. mondoweiss.net A new Senate spending bill supported by the Biden administration would rush $14 billion in military aid to Israel while blocking funding to UNRWA, the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees.

Luis Linares Petrov (2024-02-06). Bolivia prepares multi-million investments in Oruro department. plenglish.com During the Solemn Session that Arce attended with vice president David Choquehuanca, the governor of Oruro, Johnny Vedia, and other authorities, Arce explained that the funds will cover projects in the educational, healthcare, and agricultural sectors and related to the industrialization of the department. | The President reported that during the current year the Comprehensive Health Center at Curahuara de Carangas and the Health Center at the municipality of Carangas will be built based on agreements signed with the Special Projects Unit of the Presidency, with an investment of eight million bolivianos (more th…

ISAAC KHISA (2024-02-05). Inside Uganda's industrial boom. independent.co.ug Trade experts recognize progress made but express dissatisfaction with existing trade and investment policies Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | In the late 1990s, the Ugandan government came up with the idea of establishing specialized zones dedicated to industries, commonly known as industrial and business parks, where local and foreign investors would be provided with the opportunity …

Luis Linares Petrov (2024-02-06). Ethiopian-Russian business forum promotes investment opportunities. plenglish.com Addis Ababa, February 6 (Prensa Latina) An Ethiopian-Russian business forum held in Moscow with the participation of companies from Ethiopia and Russia focused on presentations to promote investment, trade and tourism opportunities, local press reported.

Compañeros del Barrio TNDC Workers For Justic (2024-02-06). Monday 2/5: Stop The Corruption At Non-Profits, Union Busting & Privatization-Outsourcing. indybay.org San Francisco City Hall Polk St. Entrance…

ecns.cn (2024-02-06). Stable growth forecast for China's machinery makers this year. ecns.cn China's machinery sector is expected to report year-on-year revenue and profit growth of 5 percent each this year, while exports are likely to increase by around 2 percent, industry experts estimated on Monday.

Katya Schwenk (2024-02-06). TV's Big Dark (Money) Secret. levernews.com

_____ (2024-02-05). Act Now Against These Companies Profiting from the Genocide of the Palestinian People. transcend.org Below is a detailed guide to our targeted consumer boycotts, divestment and pressure campaigns. Help us spread the word to maximize our impact!

Compañeros del Barrio TNDC Workers For Justic (2024-02-05). Monday 2/5: Stop The Corruption At Non-Profits, Union Busting & Privatization-Outsourcing. indybay.org San Francisco City Hall Polk St. Entrance…

albawaba (2024-02-06). Is UK about to reveal actual Bitcoin inventor?>. albawaba.com ALBAWABA — A court in London has opened its doors for a case brought upon by the Crypto Open Patent Alliance (COPA), a non-profit organization founded by Jack Dorsey, Twitter founder, and several key figures in the Crypto industry like Coinbase and Microstrategy, against an Australian computer scientist named Craig Wright, who alleges to be the highly debated Bitcoin Inventor, dubbed "Satoshi Nakamoto" in the Bitcoin Whitepaper manifesto released with the currency in 2008, in hopes to confirm or deny these claims.The UK High Court received this case from COPA in response to several suits filed by Craig Wrig…

ecns.cn (2024-02-05). Campaign to prevent coal mine accidents. ecns.cn China is launching a campaign targeting production safety accidents in coal mines following a newly enacted administrative regulation focused on the problem.

Speak Out Now (2024-02-06). Saturday 2/24: Exposing the Lies of Israel's War Machine. indybay.org Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609 | Also online, see website for zoom details…

Editor (2024-02-05). Book review: 'Pragmatism versus Marxism'. mronline.org Written by Marxist philosopher George Novack (1905-1992) and published in 1975 by Pathfinder Press, "Pragmatism versus Marxism: An appraisal of John Dewey's Philosophy" sought to explain the origins, emergence, class basis, and norms of pragmatism, which has been the predominant mode of thought in U.S. intellectual and political life.

Speak Out Now (2024-02-05). Saturday 2/24: Exposing the Lies of Israel's War Machine. indybay.org Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609 | Also online, see website for zoom details…

tvbrics (2024-02-06). Hourly wages to increase in South Africa. tvbrics.com The law will come into force from the first of March this year…

WSWS (2024-02-06). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org Impoverished residents in Mexico City and suburbs face continuing water shortages while 13,000 teachers in Saskatchewan walked out last week over low wages and underfunding of education.

WSWS (2024-02-05). German Airport security staff go on 24-hour warning strike. wsws.org Around 25,000 security staff employed in passenger, personnel and cargo screening took part in the industrial action, demanding better wages and overtime pay.

WSWS (2024-02-05). Sri Lankan health unions end two-day strike, claiming "positive response" by government. wsws.org Last week's national walkout is a part of a rising wave of strikes and protests over Colombo's International Monetary Fund-dictated attacks on jobs, wages, working conditions and democratic rights.

Editor (2024-02-06). Source Who Revealed How Taxes Steal for the Rich Rewarded With Five Years in Prison. scheerpost.com By Ari Paul / Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR) Because of Charles Littlejohn, we know that former President Donald Trump and a whole bunch of other rich people pay next to nothing in taxes, while the rest of us frantically file tax returns and see our wages sucked away to fund the military, aid …

Eugene Puryear (2024-02-05). Tales from the pages of COINTELPRO. liberationnews.org It is naive to assume that the ruling class and its institutions are not attempting to sow dissension in the ranks of the movements challenging capitalism and imperialism today.

WSWS (2024-02-05). Capitalism leads to genocide and war—youth and students must fight for world socialism! wsws.org The fact that genocide has been adopted as policy by all the major capitalist powers is a warning. Gaza is the test case, the imperialist powers are making clear that there are no "red lines" they will not cross in their struggle to sustain their hegemonic rule.

Angela (2024-02-06). Monday 2/19: Webinar: Dissenters: Students Say No to the Military-Industrial Complex. indybay.org

Angela (2024-02-06). Tuesday 2/6: Webinar: The U.S. Military Industrial Complex and the Assault on Gaza. indybay.org

Angela (2024-02-05). Monday 2/19: Webinar: Dissenters: Students Say No to the Military-Industrial Complex. indybay.org

Angela (2024-02-05). Tuesday 2/6: Webinar: The U.S. Military Industrial Complex and the Assault on Gaza. indybay.org

ecns.cn (2024-02-05). SPP commits to fighting rise in telecom fraud. ecns.cn Telecom fraud has become characterized by group formation, industrialization and cross-border activities, with some large-scale criminal organizations overseas operating under the guise of industrial and technology parks.

ecns.cn (2024-02-05). Beijing's Yizhuang unveils plans for a 'rocket street' and 18 supporting measures. ecns.cn Yizhuang has announced plans to create a "rocket street" and revealed 18 supporting measures at an industrial meeting on Saturday as part of China's efforts to speed up the development of the commercial space industry.

WSWS (2024-02-05). English local councils face £4 billion funding gap, bankruptcy and maximum council tax hike. wsws.org Institute for Government figures show that even with the £600 million in additional funding, the core money available to councils will still be 10 percent lower than in 2010-11.

marketing (2024-02-06). US, UK May Recognize State Of Palestine After Gaza War #MENAFN #Bitcoin #LatestNews #BreakingNews. menafn.com (MENAFN – Asia Times) The US and UK governments have indicated they are considering recognizing Palestine as a state after the current conflict ends. | On a visit to Lebanon on February 1, the UK …

marketing (2024-02-06). Coach Of Inter Miami Explains Why Messi Not Play In Match In Hong Kong #MENAFN #Bitcoin #LatestNews #BreakingNews. menafn.com (MENAFN – AzerNews) The head coach of the American Inter Miami, Gerardo Martino, | explained why the striker of the team Lionel Messi had not played | with the local club Hong Kong XI (4: 1), Azernews …

marketing (2024-02-05). A 6-Year-Old In Gaza City Was Calling To Be Rescued. Did Anyone Find Her? #MENAFN #Bitcoin #LatestNews #BreakingNews. menafn.com (MENAFN – The Peninsula) The Washington Post The Hamada family was trying to get to safety. An order from the Israeli military had gone out earlier on Monday, ordering them to evacuate their …

marketing (2024-02-05). Billie Eilish Wins Grammy For Record Of Year #MENAFN #Bitcoin #LatestNews #BreakingNews. menafn.com (MENAFN – AzerNews) By Alimat Aliyeva | With the song called What Was I Made For? American singer Billie | Eilish was awarded a Grammy in the nomination "Record of the Year," Azernews reports. | The …

marketing (2024-02-05). Israel's War On Gaza Updates: Officials Report 'Massacre' In Deir El-Balah Death Toll Rises To 27,478 #MENAFN #Bitcoin #LatestNews #BreakingNews. menafn.com (MENAFN – Nam News Network) | GAZA, Feb 6 (NNN-XINHUA) The death toll of Palestinians killed from Israeli strikes on the Gaza Strip has risen to 27,478, the Palestinian Health Ministry said, …

Ron Jacobs (2024-02-05). Any Way You Look at It, You Lose. counterpunch.org Here it is, February 2024 and it's as if the US' two major parties had already held their nominating conventions. Biden vs. Trump. Two corpses of the US political system as the vaunted democracy's choices. Reactionary neoliberalism or reactionary fascism. The key word in both phrases is reactionary. At this point in history, I don't

Editor (2024-02-06). What's the Fate of Social Security in a Brutally Unequal America? scheerpost.com

guest author (2024-02-06). Venezuelan analyst: Lenin on 'Socialism and War'. workers.org By Sergio Rodríguez Gelfenstein A message from Rodríguez Gelfenstein, a political analyst and former Venezuelan diplomat and official, to the International Assembly against Imperialism in Solidarity with Palestine on Jan. 21 in New York City. Amid the horror exposed by Israel's colonial-imperialist aggression against the Palestinian people, we commemorate the . . . |

WSWS (2024-02-06). Australian pseudo-left slanders workers, defends unions' complicity in Gaza genocide. wsws.org Defending the union bureaucracy, prominent Socialist Alliance member Tim Gooden described workers as ignorant adherents of the "Murdoch media," whose attitude to the mass murder of Palestinians is "it's got nothing to do with us…"

Editor (2024-02-05). Trudeau, Restore UNWRA Funding Now: An Open Letter. socialistproject.ca Dear PM Trudeau and Minister Hussen, | I am still reeling over your decision to cut aid to UNRWA. What a disgrace! And, this, at a time when the people of Gaza (and elsewhere in the Middle East) are in desperate need of help. Allegations levelled at UNWRA, which emanate (through torture) from the Israeli military, are highly suspicious. They come on the heels of the ICJ's preliminary ruling and can only be construed as a vicious riposte against the UN, and as an

A Guest Author (2024-02-06). Lenin yesterday, today, tomorrow. workers.org By Georges Gastaud Gastaud is a retired teacher, union militant and for nearly two decades the general secretary of the Pole for the Rebirth of Communism in France, the PRCF. His message to the Lenin Centennial, held in New York City on Jan. 21, follows: In 2024, we commemorate the . . . |

Pavan Kulkarni (2024-02-05). "We will fight in the streets of Nairobi for our brothers and sisters in Haiti" peoplesdispatch.org Despite the prohibition by Kenya's High Court, President William Ruto has vowed to deploy policemen within this week to Haiti. Communist Party of Kenya leader Booker Omole says Ruto is selling the country's foreign policy to the highest bidder, namely the US…

Patricia Harrity (2024-02-06). Astonishing Predictions from Dr Richard Day 1969 — Part 1 — "Plans Much Bigger Than Communism." expose-news.com "Plans much bigger than communism' have been set in motion" and people who were not primarily in public office, but people of prominence and known to the public through their occupations or …

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Angela (2024-02-05). Wednesday 2/14: Virtual Meeting: Local Peace Economy. indybay.org

ecns.cn (2024-02-05). Chinese economy shows new vitality. ecns.cn The Chinese economy has shown new vitality in different industries as companies sign new orders and staff members are busy at production lines.

ecns.cn (2024-02-05). China's securities regulator vows to take forceful measures to prevent risks from pledged shares. ecns.cn CSRC) said on Monday that it will closely monitor risks from pledged stocks and take targeted forceful measures to prevent such risks, noting that the current increase in major shareholders adding collateral to their stock pledge is of protective nature and will prevent forced liquidation.

Ingo Schmidt (2024-02-05). The Indispensable Opponent. indybay.org The West's hostility towards China has increased since China's engine began to stutter. At the same time, the US government is pumping massive amounts of money into the economy and has thus been able to prevent an impending recession for the time being, but is far from regaining its former role as a global engine of growth.

albawaba (2024-02-04). Mo Salah asked for 20% of income, government responds. albawaba.com ALBAWABA — The leader of Egyptian opposition and head of Wafd Party, Abdel-Sanad Yamama, has been a subject of public controversy and backlash after he suggested that the Liverpool footballer Mohammad Salah should provide 20 percent of his monthly income to his home country Egypt, to help with the economy situation, saying he plans to provide the House of Representatives with his proposal for a discussion.Mo Salah reportedly earns around $25 million a month, third highest paid player in the English Premiere League, with Yamama explaining that his draft would force Egyptians abroad to transfer 20 percent of…

Angela (2024-02-04). Wednesday 2/14: Virtual Meeting: Local Peace Economy. indybay.org

Anna Lekas Miller, Mondoweiss. (2024-02-04). 'Operation Al-Aqsa Flood' Day 120: Gaza's Economy In Shambles. popularresistance.org Top Hamas leaders are still debating a US-backed ceasefire proposal that would facilitate a six-week cessation of hostilities for the delivery of humanitarian aid into Gaza and the release of Israeli civilian hostages. While Qatar claims that Hamas has received the proposal "positively," key Hamas officials are asking for more concessions, most importantly including a permanent ceasefire, before signing off on the proposal. | Most people in Gaza do not have time to wait; the Israeli military prepares a military incursion into Rafah, Gaza's southernmost district on the Egyptian border, where 1.9 million Gazans are…

ecns.cn (2024-02-04). No. 1 Central Document details rural vitalization strategy. ecns.cn Central authorities have unveiled a more detailed "road map" for the national rural vitalization strategy in its annual No 1 Central Document, Xinhua News Agency reported on Saturday.

ecns.cn (2024-02-04). Revised rules to improve loan climate. ecns.cn They include measures for the administration of fixed-asset loans, working capital loans and personal loans.

Ingo Schmidt (2024-02-04). The Indispensable Opponent. indybay.org The West's hostility towards China has increased since China's engine began to stutter. At the same time, the US government is pumping massive amounts of money into the economy and has thus been able to prevent an impending recession for the time being, but is far from regaining its former role as a global engine of growth.

mforinoco (2024-02-04). Cuban People Will Debate Measures To Boost the Economy. orinocotribune.com By Alejandra Garcia — Jan 30, 2024 | Cuba needs development, even if it seems impossible amid increasingly adverse international conditions. And it needs to develop without trampling on the most vulnerable but also in being consistent with the world around us which is unstable, marked by inflation, and the exponential increase in essential goods. All of this in world of escalating tensions. | To achieve this, Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel has announced that the entire Cuban people will discuss and analyze the measures recently announced by the government, which include the increase in the price of gasoli…

mforinoco (2024-02-04). Cuban People Will Debate Measures To Boost the Economy. orinocotribune.com By Alejandra Garcia — Jan 30, 2024 | Cuba needs development, even if it seems impossible amid increasingly adverse international conditions. And it needs to develop without trampling on the most vulnerable but also in being consistent with the world around us which is unstable, marked by inflation, and the exponential increase in essential goods. All of this in world of escalating tensions. | To achieve this, Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel has announced that the entire Cuban people will discuss and analyze the measures recently announced by the government, which include the increase in the price of gasoli…

Roger D. Harris, Popular Resistance. (2024-02-04). Why The United States Is Reimposing Sanctions On Venezuela. popularresistance.org Even the US business magazine Forbes expressed surprise at the reimposition of US sanctions on Venezuela's gold sales and its threat to do the same with oil. The oil sanctions especially, if reinstated, would precipitate higher gas prices and further debilitate the Venezuelan economy, forcing more people to leave the country out of economic necessity. | The Venezuelan government, for its part, has not been contrite. Vice President Delcy Rodríguez protested "the wrong step of intensifying economic aggression against Venezuela." She warned that if Washington takes the threatened measures, Venezuela will cancel repa…

albawaba (2024-02-05). Samsung's Leader acquittal in fraud case unraveled. albawaba.com ALBAWABA — Samsung Electronics Executive Chairman, Jay Y. Lee was acquitted of accounting fraud and stock manipulation charges as a Seoul court found him not guilty, citing lack of proof, after he was arrested in 2017 in accusation of manipulating a merger of Samsung C&T Corp, Samsung's construction and engineering arm, and Cheil Industries Inc. back in 2015, with Jay Y. Lee denying any wrongdoings.After Elliot Associates, an American hedge fund with 7.1 percent ownership of Samsung C&T had opposed the 2015 merger in court, Jay Y. Lee was later accused of bribing former president Park Geun-Hye and her confi…

DikelediM (2024-02-05). Indaba to place spotlight on local mining industry. sanews.gov.za Indaba to place spotlight on local mining industry | The 2024 Investing in African Mining Indaba will place the spotlight on the significant potential of the mining sector in fostering economic expansion and employment opportunities, said President Cyril Ramaphosa. | "This week's Mining Indaba in Cape Town will showcase the enormous potential of the mining industry to drive economic growth and job creation. The actions underway to improve the logistics system will help us to unlock this potential, given that mining companies depend on the rail network and ports to compete in global markets. | "From the work alrea…

infobrics (2024-02-05). The BRICS Wealth Report: Challenging the Global Economic Order. infobrics.org The total investable wealth currently held in the BRICS bloc amounts to USD 45 trillion and its millionaire population is expected to rise by 85% over the next 10 years, according to the inaugural BRICS Wealth Report, published by international investment migration advisory firm Henley & Partners in partnership with global wealth intelligence firm New World Wealth…

infobrics (2024-02-05). BRICS to Dominate Global GDP by 2050. infobrics.org Over the past year, the BRICS economic alliance has grown notably in its prominence. Indeed, the bloc enacted its first massive expansion since 2001, inviting six nations to join its ranks…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-05). Mayo Clinic Minute: Why Black women need to be screened for cervical cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org While all women can develop cervical cancer, non-Hispanic Black women are more likely to be diagnosed and die of cervical cancer, compared to white women in the U.S.This disparity is not due to genetic differences among white, Black or Hispanic women, but rather related to systemic racism, access to healthcare and socioeconomic factors, says Dr. Olivia Cardenas-Trowers, a Mayo Clinic urogynecologist. That is why she encourages women to learn more about this often-avoidable cancer and…

tvbrics (2024-02-05). Mozambican carrier opens additional routes to South Africa. tvbrics.com The move will boost economic and cultural ties between the countries…

WSWS (2024-02-05). Indonesian presidential candidates back greater military spending. wsws.org All three candidates indicated a tilt away from economic dependence on China and by implication closer relations with US imperialism as it ratchets up its war preparations against Beijing.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-04). Mayo Clinic Minute: Why Black women need to be screened for cervical cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org While all women can develop cervical cancer, non-Hispanic Black women are more likely to be diagnosed and die of cervical cancer, compared to white women in the U.S.This disparity is not due to genetic differences among white, Black or Hispanic women, but rather related to systemic racism, access to healthcare and socioeconomic factors, says Dr. Olivia Cardenas-Trowers, a Mayo Clinic urogynecologist. That is why she encourages women to learn more about this often-avoidable cancer and…

Mnar Adley (2024-02-02). The IDF's Failing Gaza War, with ex-U.S. Special Forces' Greg Stoker. mintpressnews.com Greg Stoker is a former U.S. Army Special Operations member who left the military and became a committed anti-imperialist. Today, he joins MintCast to discuss Israel, Yemen, and the US role in the chaos.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-04). Mayo Clinic Minute: Why Black women need to be screened for cervical cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org While all women can develop cervical cancer, non-Hispanic Black women are more likely to be diagnosed and die of cervical cancer, compared to white women in the U.S.This disparity is not due to genetic differences among white, Black or Hispanic women, but rather related to systemic racism, access to healthcare and socioeconomic factors, says Dr. Olivia Cardenas-Trowers, a Mayo Clinic urogynecologist. That is why she encourages women to learn more about this often-avoidable cancer and…

tvbrics (2024-02-04). BRICS News Digest for the previous week. tvbrics.com We tell you about what happened in economics, politics, culture, science and education in the countries of the association…

tvbrics (2024-02-04). BRICS News Digest for the previous week. tvbrics.com We tell you about what happened in economics, politics, culture, science and education in the countries of the association…

_____ (2024-02-05). The Transnational Capitalist Class. The Billionaires, the Trillionaires. "Stake Holder Capitalism" and the New World Order. transcend.org 21 Jan 2024 – In 2011, the Great British Class Survey was conducted in collaboration with the University of Manchester, the London School of Economics, and the University of York. The British have always been obsessed with class, so it is not surprising that they would attempt something of this nature.

ecns.cn (2024-02-05). China, Brazil agree on multiple-entry 10-year-long visa for their nationals. ecns.cn China and Brazil agreed to grant 10-year visa treatment for their nationals for business, leisure trips and family visits, starting from February 29, 2024, a move to promote China-Brazil economic cooperation and business activities.

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ecns.cn (2024-02-04). 30th Int'l Dinosaur Lantern Show kicks off in Zigong. ecns.cn Lantern shows in Zigong can be traced back to the Tang (618-907) and Song (960-1279) dynasties, which have developed into an international cultural activity with performances and night markets since 1987.

Food, Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (2024-02-04). Market & Trade Bulletin, Yemen – December 2023 — (Issued on 31 January 2024) [EN/AR]. reliefweb.int Country: Yemen | Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations | Please refer to the attached files. | KEY HIGHLIGHTS | ‚Ä¢ The unofficial exchange rate (buying) of Yemeni Riyals (YER) against US dollars (USD) remained stable in December 2023 under both IRG and SBA areas compared to the previous month's rate. | ‚Ä¢ The December 2023 monthly cost of the MFB remained unchanged in IRG areas but went down slightly by 4 percent in SBA markets compared to November. | ‚Ä¢ Despite the availability of imported food and fuel in domestic markets, and de…

Andrés Tapia Arias, Andrés Madrid Tamayo, People's Dispatch. (2024-02-05). Capitalism And Drug Trafficking In Ecuador. popularresistance.org Ecuador is experiencing a wave of organized crime violence that is linked to structural problems. It is the product of a complex context divided between the increase in poverty, new drug routes worldwide and the emergence of a local narco-bourgeoisie. Amid all this, a global crisis of neoliberal capitalism, and consequently, the decomposition and rupture of the social pact between classes, peoples and hegemonic blocks. | In this context, the Government of Daniel Noboa has decided to confront the wave of drug crime that is drowning Ecuador through the declaration of internal armed conflict. In other words, war aga…

_____ (2024-02-05). Wealth of Five Richest Men Doubles Since 2020 as Five Billion People Made Poorer in "Decade of Division," Says Oxfam. transcend.org 15 Jan 2024 – * Fortunes of five richest men have shot up by 114 percent since 2020. * | * The world could have its first-ever trillionaire in a decade; it would take over two centuries to end poverty. *…

DikelediM (2024-02-04). National minimum wage increases. sanews.gov.za National minimum wage increases | Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi has announced a new National Minimum Wage (NMW) determination which will go up from R25,42 to R27,58 for each ordinary hour worked. | In a statement on Saturday, the Department of Employment and Labour said the new NMW will come into effect from 1 March 2024. | "The National Minimum Wage determination also includes the vulnerable sectors of farm workers and the domestic workers — whom since 2022 were aligned with the NMW rates. | "However, the workers employed on an expanded public works programme are entitled to a minimum wage of…

DikelediM (2024-02-04). National minimum wage increases. sanews.gov.za National minimum wage increases | Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi has announced a new National Minimum Wage (NMW) determination which will go up from R25,42 to R27,58 for each ordinary hour worked. | In a statement on Saturday, the Department of Employment and Labour said the new NMW will come into effect from 1 March 2024. | "The National Minimum Wage determination also includes the vulnerable sectors of farm workers and the domestic workers — whom since 2022 were aligned with the NMW rates. | "However, the workers employed on an expanded public works programme are entitled to a minimum wage of…

Labor Video Project (2024-02-04). Reinstate Namibian Hasab Mine Unionist Marcia Kauatjitotje. indybay.org Namibian unionist Marcia Kauatjitotje is a union leader at the second largest uranium mine in the world owned by Chinese state owned China General Nuclear Power Group CGNP. She was fired after exposing the conditions at the mine and participating in the Namibian Labour Tribunal last October in the capital Windhoek. She also went to the media and that was one of the charges against her. The Chinese owners said that she had exposed the work conditions embarrassing the company and it's subcontractor Eagle Night Watch. These workers are forced to do mine work at substandard wages with no healthcare and benefits. Sinc…

DikelediM (2024-02-05). Work seekers warned not to fall for jobs scam. sanews.gov.za Work seekers warned not to fall for jobs scam | The Department of Employment and Labour has warned work seekers not to pay for employment opportunities. | The department has noted with concern a number of scams that keep popping up periodically, where unemployed people are promised jobs at a fee. | The latest scam is one that uses the department's name for promises of so-called admin worker jobs, where scammers request unsuspecting members of the public to pay a refundable fee of R250 at PEP stores for background checks. | "Work seekers are advised not to deposit any fees and share their contact and personal inf…

thecommunists (2024-02-05). Book launch video: Britain's Perfidious Labour Party. thecommunists.org Comrade Ranjeet Brar presents this essential history of the Labour party to a packed meeting in west London, explaining how Labour has from its very foundations been a loyal servant of the British imperialist ruling class and a facilitator of British finance capital's domination and plunder of the globe. Ranjeet looks at why it should …

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-05). Labor doubles down on support for genocidal Israel after ICJ ruling. greenleft.org.au

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-05). Labor's 'Stage 3 Lite' still gives biggest tax cuts to the rich. greenleft.org.au

Luis Feliz Leon, Labor Notes. (2024-02-05). Hyundai Workers Roll The Union On In Alabama. popularresistance.org Auto workers at Hyundai in Montgomery, Alabama, have signed up more than 30 percent of their nearly 4,000 co-workers in an ambitious drive to unionize. | The Auto Workers (UAW) announced the organizing breakthrough with a new video, "Montgomery Can't Wait," where workers link the labor and civil rights movements: "Montgomery, the city where Rosa Parks sat down, and where thousands of Hyundai workers are ready to Stand Up." | "There's something about our fight to unionize being homegrown that makes it just that much sweeter," said Quichelle Liggins, a 12-year quality inspector at Hyundai.

newarab (2024-02-05). Israel needs 5 years to recover from Gaza war: ex-spy chief. newarab.com Israel's former spy chief said the country would need at least five years to recover from the Yossi Cohen, Mossad's former director, didn't elaborate further but said that Israel would have to pay a heavy price to bring back captives still held in Gaza. | Speaking to the Israeli public broadcaster Kan, Cohen said any

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-05). Mayo Clinic Minute: How precise diagnosis of lymphoma offers patients best treatment options. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Dr. Lisa Rimsza is a pathologist, director of the Mayo Clinic Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory and researcher with the Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center. Her research specializes in lymphoma, with a focus on developing tests for accurate patient diagnoses and assessing disease aggressiveness. Dr. Rimsza has made significant advances in this field of research. She says having a precise diagnosis allows physicians to provide patients with the best possible treatment. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/M6ARKpwlWYU Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1: 05) is in…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-05). Médica Sur marks 10th anniversary as member of Mayo Clinic Care Network. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org MEXICO CITY and ROCHESTER, Minn. — Ten years ago, Médica Sur became the first international member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, a select group of institutions worldwide that have access to Mayo Clinic knowledge, expertise and resources. That relationship became the starting point for a collaboration that has grown over time. After becoming a care network member, Médica Sur began accessing Mayo's expertise so they could provide patients with more of the care they…

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-04). Labor doubles down on support for genocidal Israel after ICJ ruling. greenleft.org.au

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-04). Labor's 'Stage 3 Lite' still gives biggest tax cuts to the rich. greenleft.org.au

Health Cluster (2024-02-04). Sudan Health Cluster Annual Report – 2023. reliefweb.int Country: Sudan | Sources: Health Cluster, World Health Organization | Please refer to the attached file. | Introduction | Health Resources and Services Availability Monitoring System (HeRAMS)1 is an approach that aims to improve overall access to health care by contributing to the elaboration of a commonly agreed-upon picture of health service needs, gaps, and priorities and by providing essential information to support decision-making and coordination of health sector actors in emergencies. It is a collaborative approach that involves a large range of stakeholders and that has been specifically designed to…

Margie Mason, Robin McDowell, New York Amsterdam News. (2024-02-04). Prisoners Are A Hidden Workforce Linked To Popular Food Brands. popularresistance.org Angola, LA – A hidden path to America's dinner tables begins here, at an unlikely source — a former Southern slave plantation that is now the country's largest maximum-security prison. | Unmarked trucks packed with prison-raised cattle roll out of the Louisiana State Penitentiary, where men are sentenced to hard labor and forced to work, for pennies an hour or sometimes nothing at all. After rumbling down a country road to an auction house, the cows are bought by a local rancher and then followed by The Associated Press another 600 miles to a Texas slaughterhouse that feeds into the supply chains of giants…

Staff (2024-02-05). President Maduro Announces Cabinet Changes. orinocotribune.com The Venezuelan President, Nicolás Maduro, announced several changes in his Cabinet days before the announcement of the 2024 Presidential Elections schedule. Through his social media accounts, he reported the appointment of Luis Villegas Ramírez as Minister for National Commerce. Dheliz àÅlvarez, who held that position, will become the new Minister for Women and Gender Equality, and Guy Vernaez will become the new Minister for Communes. Alexis Corredor will become the new Minister of the Social Labor Process. | "With the need to continue advancing in the strengthening of the government team, I have decided t…

teleSUR, DRL (2024-02-04). Gran manifestación en Londres exige alto al fuego inmediato. telesurtv.net Entre otros, el antiguo líder laborista, Jeremy Corbyn, estuvo entre quienes se dirigieron a la multitud, así como el secretario general del sindicato del transporte RMT, Mick Lynch.

teleSUR, MS (2024-02-04). Biden y AMLO pactaron colaborar en materia de migración. telesurtv.net Los mandatarios acordaron brindarse apoyo mutuo para enfrentar la crisis migratoria que aborda la región.

UAW Labor for Palestine (2024-02-04). Honor the Palestinian trade union picket line by rescinding UAW's undemocratic endorsement of Genocide Joe Biden. mondoweiss.net Endorsing Joe Biden's re-election is in direct violation of the UAW's December 1 call for ceasefire in Gaza and UAW President Shawn Fain's claims to uphold justice in and beyond the workplace.

UAW Labor for Palestine (2024-02-04). Honor the Palestinian trade union picket line by rescinding UAW's undemocratic endorsement of Genocide Joe Biden. mondoweiss.net Endorsing Joe Biden's re-election is in direct violation of the UAW's December 1 call for ceasefire in Gaza and UAW President Shawn Fain's claims to uphold justice in and beyond the workplace.

_____ (2024-02-05). After Expelling Palestinian Workers, Israel Turns to the Global South for Labor. transcend.org 26 Jan 2024 – Israel has thus far signed agreements with Kenya and Malawi to bring in workers to its agricultural sector, which has otherwise relied on Palestinian and Thai migrant labor.

Chris Mills Rodrigo (2024-02-05). It's Not 'Inflation' — We're Just Getting Ripped Off. Here's Proof. inequality.org Many Americans are still experiencing the sticker shock they first faced two years ago when inflation hit its peak. But if inflation is down now, why are families still feeling the pinch? The answer lies in corporate profits — and we have the data to prove it. Our new report for the Groundwork Collaborative finds that corporate profits accounted …

Binoy Kampmark (2024-02-05). When Much is Too Much: Elon Musk's Compensation Package. counterpunch.org When is the acquisitive nature of open frontier capitalism too much? When Elon Musk is told that US$56 billion as a pay package is unfair. This, at least, was the finding by Delaware Court of Chancery by Judge Kathaleen McCormick regarding the spellbinding 2018 compensation package for the planet's wealthiest human being. McCormick and Musk already have

David Bollier. (2024-02-05). Using Solar Commons To Decentralize And Share Solar Energy. popularresistance.org Energy from the sun is sure one of the most pervasive forms of common wealth. So why not capture and share that wealth more widely with everyone? | That's the basic idea behind the Solar Commons, a prototype project that uses revenue streams from solar energy and partnerships to build community wealth. The primary vehicle is a Solar Commons trust agreement among diverse community groups and the owner of a solar power array. | The driving force behind this socio-legal innovation has been Kathryn Milun, a community-engaged scholar, writer and energy democracy advocate.

El Desconcierto (2024-02-04). Chile: The health of the poor. pressenza.com The health of the poor does not matter to us as a society, not even when we talk about children. We simply do not see the suffering of others. And don't tell me that it can't be solved. We could use all, absolutely all, of the wealth that lithium will bring to take care of our children and old people, instead of handing it over privately and settling for royalties or taxes. | By Esteban Celis Vilchez | When people talk about the solidarity of Chileans, classically manifested in that pathetic walk of egos and marketing that is the Telethon, I can only continue to be amazed at our infinite capacity to lie to oursel…

tvbrics (2024-02-05). Chinese exports contribute to global consumer goods deflation. tvbrics.com Electronics prices continue to fall, reducing inflation in several countries…

Eric Toussaint, Maxime Perriot (2024-02-05). Is there a debt crisis in the South and what is recommended by the CADTM? cadtm.org Maxime Perriot: In an article published in December 2023 you claimed in the wake of a World Bank report that "developing countries" were trapped in a new debt crisis, yet the Financial Times and other sources point out that in the first two weeks of 2024 several so-called developing countries managed to easily refinance their debt. What is actually the situation?
| The three developing countries that managed to sell sovereign bonds all produce oil and gas
| Éric Toussaint: The three countries (…) | – |

Eric Toussaint (2024-02-05). Early conflicts between the UN and the World Bank/IMF tandem. cadtm.org In July 2024, the World Bank and the IMF will be 80 years old. 80 years of financial neo-colonialism and the imposition of austerity policies in the name of debt repayment. 80 years is enough! The Bretton Woods institutions must be abolished and replaced by democratic institutions serving an ecological, feminist and anti-racist bifurcation. To mark these 80 years, we are republishing a series of articles every Wednesday until July, looking in detail at the history and damage caused by these (…) | – | / |

Eric Toussaint (2024-02-05). SUNFED versus World Bank. cadtm.org In July 2024, the World Bank and the IMF will be 80 years old. 80 years of financial neo-colonialism and the imposition of austerity policies in the name of debt repayment. 80 years is enough! The Bretton Woods institutions must be abolished and replaced by democratic institutions serving an ecological, feminist and anti-racist bifurcation. To mark these 80 years, we are republishing a series of articles every Wednesday until July, looking in detail at the history and damage caused by these (…) | – | / |

Eric Toussaint (2024-02-05). The WB assists those in power in a witch-hunting context. cadtm.org In July 2024, the World Bank and the IMF will be 80 years old. 80 years of financial neo-colonialism and the imposition of austerity policies in the name of debt repayment. 80 years is enough! The Bretton Woods institutions must be abolished and replaced by democratic institutions serving an ecological, feminist and anti-racist bifurcation. To mark these 80 years, we are republishing a series of articles every Wednesday until July, looking in detail at the history and damage caused by these (…) | – | / |

Eric Toussaint, Maxime Perriot (2024-02-04). Is there a debt crisis in the South and what is recommended by the CADTM? cadtm.org Maxime Perriot: In an article published in December 2023 you claimed in the wake of a World Bank report that "developing countries" were trapped in a new debt crisis, yet the Financial Times and other sources point out that in the first two weeks of 2024 several so-called developing countries managed to easily refinance their debt. What is actually the situation?
| The three developing countries that managed to sell sovereign bonds all produce oil and gas
| Éric Toussaint: The three countries (…) | – |

Eric Toussaint (2024-02-04). Early conflicts between the UN and the World Bank/IMF tandem. cadtm.org In July 2024, the World Bank and the IMF will be 80 years old. 80 years of financial neo-colonialism and the imposition of austerity policies in the name of debt repayment. 80 years is enough! The Bretton Woods institutions must be abolished and replaced by democratic institutions serving an ecological, feminist and anti-racist bifurcation. To mark these 80 years, we are republishing a series of articles every Wednesday until July, looking in detail at the history and damage caused by these (…) | – | / |

Eric Toussaint (2024-02-04). SUNFED versus World Bank. cadtm.org In July 2024, the World Bank and the IMF will be 80 years old. 80 years of financial neo-colonialism and the imposition of austerity policies in the name of debt repayment. 80 years is enough! The Bretton Woods institutions must be abolished and replaced by democratic institutions serving an ecological, feminist and anti-racist bifurcation. To mark these 80 years, we are republishing a series of articles every Wednesday until July, looking in detail at the history and damage caused by these (…) | – | / |

Eric Toussaint (2024-02-04). The WB assists those in power in a witch-hunting context. cadtm.org In July 2024, the World Bank and the IMF will be 80 years old. 80 years of financial neo-colonialism and the imposition of austerity policies in the name of debt repayment. 80 years is enough! The Bretton Woods institutions must be abolished and replaced by democratic institutions serving an ecological, feminist and anti-racist bifurcation. To mark these 80 years, we are republishing a series of articles every Wednesday until July, looking in detail at the history and damage caused by these (…) | – | / |

Inter Press Service (2024-02-04). Onerous Debt Making Poorest Poorer. pressenza.com Conditions and prospects are so bad that two well-known cheerleaders for globalization have called on rich nations to take urgent action. The former deputy managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and former vice president of the World Bank, and Martin Wolf, an influential columnist for the Financial Times, have warned of the dire consequences of inaction. | By Jomo Kwame Sundaram | Deepening stagnation: | After the tepid growth following the 2008 global financial crisis, Covid-19 disrupted supply chains around the world. Afterward, the recovery following the covid pandemic was disrupted…

ICRC (2024-02-05). ICRC appoints Chief Financial Officer. icrc.org News release | Marc Rivers joins the ICRC with an outstanding record of senior-level leadership, financial management, risk and compliance.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2024-02-05). "Preemptive Nuclear War": The Historic Battle for Peace and Democracy. A Third World War Threatens the Future of Humanity. globalresearch.ca US nuclear doctrine consists in portraying nuclear weapons as a means of "self defense" rather than a "weapon of mass destruction". There are powerful financial interests behind Joe Biden's $1.3 trillion nuclear weapons program initiated under Obama.

WSWS (2024-02-04). Rising inequality provokes strike wave in Turkey. wsws.org Social inequality, deepened by the high inflation and cost of living in recent years, is provoking a wave of working class struggles.

NEOB (2024-02-05). President Ramaphosa to engage with youth. sanews.gov.za President Ramaphosa to engage with youth | President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to hold a Presidential Youth Engagement at the Belhar Sports Centre in Cape Town on Tuesday. | The engagement forms part of the National Youth Development Agency's reflection on the three years since the initiation of the Presidential Employment Stimulus (PES) and Presidential Youth Employment Intervention (PYEI). | "During this engagement, young people will have access to a Training Hub, facilitating interactions with trainers, mentors and peers who have benefited from the intervention. | "Additionally, an Opportunities Hub will sho…

Colonel Ann Wright, Popular Resistance. (2024-02-05). For God's Sake Joe, What the Hell Are You Doing? popularresistance.org It's 3am and I can't sleep again. All of us concerned about Gaza and the West Bank are spending sleepless nights and busy days trying desperately to pressure the Biden administration to stop its complicity the relentless Israeli genocide in Gaza, to stop providing weapons and money to Israel and to demand an end to the carnage. Ceasefire Now! | We awakened to the news that the US has attacked Syria, Iraq and Yemen in retaliation for militants firing missiles into US troop areas in Syria and Jordan and Houthis stopping Red Sea cargo ships. Why have there been attacks on U.S. troops and interests?

Dave DeCamp (2024-02-05). Senate Unveils $118 Billion Bill With Money for Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan, and New Yemen War. news.antiwar.com The Senate Appropriations Committee on Sunday unveiled a massive $118 billion spending bill that includes military aid for Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan, as well as spending for President Biden's new war with Yemen's Houthis. The bill is the result of months of negotiations between Senate Democrats and Republicans on border policies and includes $20 billion …

Jessica Buxbaum (2024-02-05). Facts For Peace: The Billionaire-Backed Campaign Attacking the Palestinian Cause. mintpressnews.com Jessica Buxbaum investigates how "Facts for Peace," founded by Pro-Israel real-estate billionaire Barry Sternlicht, is trying to turn public opinion back in Israel's favor by spending exorbitant amounts of money targeting American social media users.

Rhoda Wilson (2024-02-04). Bodypower: The Secret of Self-Healing. expose-news.com Over forty years ago, Dr Coleman wrote the global bestselling book called 'Bodypower' which shows how you can easily conquer 9 out of 10 illnesses without seeing a doctor or spending any …

Rhoda Wilson (2024-02-04). Bodypower: The Secret of Self-Healing. expose-news.com Over forty years ago, Dr Coleman wrote the global bestselling book called 'Bodypower' which shows how you can easily conquer 9 out of 10 illnesses without seeing a doctor or spending any …

ISAAC KHISA (2024-02-05). Inside Uganda's industrial boom. independent.co.ug Trade experts recognize progress made but express dissatisfaction with existing trade and investment policies Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | In the late 1990s, the Ugandan government came up with the idea of establishing specialized zones dedicated to industries, commonly known as industrial and business parks, where local and foreign investors would be provided with the opportunity …

albawaba (2024-02-04). How much will Lewis Hamilton earn at Ferrari?>. albawaba.com Formula 1 icon Lewis Hamilton is set to begin his stint at Ferrari at the end of the 2024 season after an eleven-year spell at Mercedes.The 39-year-old received ‚Ǩ35 million from Mercedes last term and it is now known how much he will earn with his new team.Reports claim Hamilton will earn a whopping ‚Ǩ100 million per year, which is almost three times more than he currently earns at Mercedes.The amount is almost twice as much as Red Bull's Max Verstappen earns.Another part of the deal is a proposed joint investment fund with around ‚Ǩ250m via the Exor family b…

Compañeros del Barrio TNDC Workers For Justic (2024-02-05). Monday 2/5: Stop The Corruption At Non-Profits, Union Busting & Privatization-Outsourcing. indybay.org San Francisco City Hall Polk St. Entrance…

Compañeros del Barrio TNDC Workers For Justic (2024-02-04). Monday 2/5: Stop The Corruption At Non-Profits, Union Busting & Privatization-Outsourcing. indybay.org San Francisco City Hall Polk St. Entrance…

tvbrics (2024-02-04). Cultural sector enterprises record remarkable expansion in China. tvbrics.com China has recorded significant growth in revenue and profits for major companies in the cultural sector in 2023…

tvbrics (2024-02-04). Cultural sector enterprises record remarkable expansion in China. tvbrics.com China has recorded significant growth in revenue and profits for major companies in the cultural sector in 2023…

_____ (2024-02-05). Act Now Against These Companies Profiting from the Genocide of the Palestinian People. transcend.org Below is a detailed guide to our targeted consumer boycotts, divestment and pressure campaigns. Help us spread the word to maximize our impact!

ecns.cn (2024-02-05). Campaign to prevent coal mine accidents. ecns.cn China is launching a campaign targeting production safety accidents in coal mines following a newly enacted administrative regulation focused on the problem.

DikelediM (2024-02-04). Term of appointment of the EAPASA extended. sanews.gov.za Term of appointment of the EAPASA extended | The Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, Barbara Creecy, has extended the appointment of the Environmental Assessment Practitioners Association of South Africa (EAPASA) as the single registration authority for the regulation of environmental assessment practitioners for a period of 24 months. | In a statement the department said the extension permits EAPASA to continue being the single registration authority for the regulation of environmental assessment practitioners until 07 February 2026. | "The Environmental Assessment Practitioners Association of…

DikelediM (2024-02-04). Term of appointment of the EAPASA extended. sanews.gov.za Term of appointment of the EAPASA extended | The Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, Barbara Creecy, has extended the appointment of the Environmental Assessment Practitioners Association of South Africa (EAPASA) as the single registration authority for the regulation of environmental assessment practitioners for a period of 24 months. | In a statement the department said the extension permits EAPASA to continue being the single registration authority for the regulation of environmental assessment practitioners until 07 February 2026. | "The Environmental Assessment Practitioners Association of…

Speak Out Now (2024-02-05). Saturday 2/24: Exposing the Lies of Israel's War Machine. indybay.org Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609 | Also online, see website for zoom details…

thecommunists (2024-02-04). Lenin's work remains a guide for our time: an introduction. thecommunists.org Download this leaflet as a pdf. Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, known to us as Lenin, was a Russian Marxist who is best known for leading the 1917 October Revolution that brought socialism to Russia and to the territories of the former Russian empire, leading to the foundation and building of the world's first great socialist state, …

WSWS (2024-02-05). German Airport security staff go on 24-hour warning strike. wsws.org Around 25,000 security staff employed in passenger, personnel and cargo screening took part in the industrial action, demanding better wages and overtime pay.

WSWS (2024-02-05). Sri Lankan health unions end two-day strike, claiming "positive response" by government. wsws.org Last week's national walkout is a part of a rising wave of strikes and protests over Colombo's International Monetary Fund-dictated attacks on jobs, wages, working conditions and democratic rights.

WSWS (2024-02-05). Capitalism leads to genocide and war—youth and students must fight for world socialism! wsws.org The fact that genocide has been adopted as policy by all the major capitalist powers is a warning. Gaza is the test case, the imperialist powers are making clear that there are no "red lines" they will not cross in their struggle to sustain their hegemonic rule.

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2024-02-04). Forget the Kids: Social Media, Congress and Child Safety. "Monetize Information — Surveillance Capitalism — is Left untouched" globalresearch.ca

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2024-02-04). Forget the Kids: Social Media, Congress and Child Safety. "Monetize Information — Surveillance Capitalism — is Left untouched" globalresearch.ca

Angela (2024-02-05). Monday 2/19: Webinar: Dissenters: Students Say No to the Military-Industrial Complex. indybay.org

Angela (2024-02-05). Tuesday 2/6: Webinar: The U.S. Military Industrial Complex and the Assault on Gaza. indybay.org

ecns.cn (2024-02-05). SPP commits to fighting rise in telecom fraud. ecns.cn Telecom fraud has become characterized by group formation, industrialization and cross-border activities, with some large-scale criminal organizations overseas operating under the guise of industrial and technology parks.

ecns.cn (2024-02-05). Beijing's Yizhuang unveils plans for a 'rocket street' and 18 supporting measures. ecns.cn Yizhuang has announced plans to create a "rocket street" and revealed 18 supporting measures at an industrial meeting on Saturday as part of China's efforts to speed up the development of the commercial space industry.

Angela (2024-02-04). Monday 2/19: Webinar: Dissenters: Students Say No to the Military-Industrial Complex. indybay.org

Brian Berletic (2024-02-04). Ukraine Distracts from Multiplying Catastrophes + Why US Analysts Get Ukraine Wrong. thealtworld.com Update for the conflict in Ukraine for February 4, 2024… | — Ukraine's reported sinking of Russian missile boat distracts from Ukraine's core weaknesses rather than helps address them; | — US analysts believe Ukraine can use 2024 to "rebuild" for 2025, failing to understand Ukraine and its Western sponsors lack the ability to do this, while Russia continues expanding its manpower and military industrial output; | — US analysts share a misconception that Russia's lack of territorial gains results from a lack of offensive potential rather than a deliberate choice to degrade Ukrainian forces first,…

marketing (2024-02-04). UN Experts: The Deliberate Killing Of Journalists In Gaza Is A Strategic Tactic Employed By The Israeli Occupation #MENAFN #Bitcoin #LatestNews #BreakingNews. menafn.com (MENAFN – Amman Net) Center for Defending Freedom of Journalists (CDFJ) welcomes the statement issued by the Special Rapporteurs affiliated with the Human Rights Council in Geneva." /> UN Experts: …

marketing (2024-02-04). President Joe Biden Wins South Carolina's Democratic Primary #MENAFN #Bitcoin #LatestNews #BreakingNews. menafn.com (MENAFN – AzerNews) President Joe Biden easily won South Carolina's Democratic | primary on Saturday, clinching a state he pushed to lead off his | party's nominating process after it revived his …

marketing (2024-02-04). US, EU Sanctions Aren't Working In Myanmar #MENAFN #Bitcoin #LatestNews #BreakingNews. menafn.com (MENAFN – Asia Times) When Myanmar's military seized back control of the country in February 2021 after a decade-long democratic interlude, the international community reached for a familiar tool: …

marketing (2024-02-04). Alec Baldwin Pleads Not Guilty To 'Rust' Killing #MENAFN #Bitcoin #LatestNews #BreakingNews. menafn.com (MENAFN – Jordan Times) LOS ANGELES – Alec Baldwin has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter charges over the death of a young woman who was fatally shot on the set of a budget Western, US court …

Ron Jacobs (2024-02-05). Any Way You Look at It, You Lose. counterpunch.org Here it is, February 2024 and it's as if the US' two major parties had already held their nominating conventions. Biden vs. Trump. Two corpses of the US political system as the vaunted democracy's choices. Reactionary neoliberalism or reactionary fascism. The key word in both phrases is reactionary. At this point in history, I don't

Angela (2024-02-04). Saturday 2/10: Virtual Meet-Up: Merchants of Death War Crimes Tribunal. indybay.org

ecns.cn (2024-02-04). Xi pays visit to grassroots officials and residents in Tianjin ahead of Spring Festival. ecns.cn President Xi Jinping visited primary-level officials and residents in Tianjin ahead of the Spring Festival. Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, extended Chinese New Year greetings to the Chinese people of all ethnic groups, compatriots in Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, and overseas Chinese. Xi wished the Chinese people both at home and abroad good health, a happy family and good luck in the Year of the Dragon, and wished the motherland peace and prosperity.

Pavan Kulkarni (2024-02-05). "We will fight in the streets of Nairobi for our brothers and sisters in Haiti" peoplesdispatch.org Despite the prohibition by Kenya's High Court, President William Ruto has vowed to deploy policemen within this week to Haiti. Communist Party of Kenya leader Booker Omole says Ruto is selling the country's foreign policy to the highest bidder, namely the US…

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albawaba (2024-02-04). Mo Salah asked for 20% of income, government responds. albawaba.com ALBAWABA — The leader of Egyptian opposition and head of Wafd Party, Abdel-Sanad Yamama, has been a subject of public controversy and backlash after he suggested that the Liverpool footballer Mohammad Salah should provide 20 percent of his monthly income to his home country Egypt, to help with the economy situation, saying he plans to provide the House of Representatives with his proposal for a discussion.Mo Salah reportedly earns around $25 million a month, third highest paid player in the English Premiere League, with Yamama explaining that his draft would force Egyptians abroad to transfer 20 percent of…

Angela (2024-02-04). Wednesday 2/14: Virtual Meeting: Local Peace Economy. indybay.org

Anna Lekas Miller, Mondoweiss. (2024-02-04). 'Operation Al-Aqsa Flood' Day 120: Gaza's Economy In Shambles. popularresistance.org Top Hamas leaders are still debating a US-backed ceasefire proposal that would facilitate a six-week cessation of hostilities for the delivery of humanitarian aid into Gaza and the release of Israeli civilian hostages. While Qatar claims that Hamas has received the proposal "positively," key Hamas officials are asking for more concessions, most importantly including a permanent ceasefire, before signing off on the proposal. | Most people in Gaza do not have time to wait; the Israeli military prepares a military incursion into Rafah, Gaza's southernmost district on the Egyptian border, where 1.9 million Gazans are…

ecns.cn (2024-02-04). No. 1 Central Document details rural vitalization strategy. ecns.cn Central authorities have unveiled a more detailed "road map" for the national rural vitalization strategy in its annual No 1 Central Document, Xinhua News Agency reported on Saturday.

ecns.cn (2024-02-04). Revised rules to improve loan climate. ecns.cn They include measures for the administration of fixed-asset loans, working capital loans and personal loans.

Ingo Schmidt (2024-02-04). The Indispensable Opponent. indybay.org The West's hostility towards China has increased since China's engine began to stutter. At the same time, the US government is pumping massive amounts of money into the economy and has thus been able to prevent an impending recession for the time being, but is far from regaining its former role as a global engine of growth.

mforinoco (2024-02-04). Cuban People Will Debate Measures To Boost the Economy. orinocotribune.com By Alejandra Garcia — Jan 30, 2024 | Cuba needs development, even if it seems impossible amid increasingly adverse international conditions. And it needs to develop without trampling on the most vulnerable but also in being consistent with the world around us which is unstable, marked by inflation, and the exponential increase in essential goods. All of this in world of escalating tensions. | To achieve this, Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel has announced that the entire Cuban people will discuss and analyze the measures recently announced by the government, which include the increase in the price of gasoli…

Roger D. Harris, Popular Resistance. (2024-02-04). Why The United States Is Reimposing Sanctions On Venezuela. popularresistance.org Even the US business magazine Forbes expressed surprise at the reimposition of US sanctions on Venezuela's gold sales and its threat to do the same with oil. The oil sanctions especially, if reinstated, would precipitate higher gas prices and further debilitate the Venezuelan economy, forcing more people to leave the country out of economic necessity. | The Venezuelan government, for its part, has not been contrite. Vice President Delcy Rodríguez protested "the wrong step of intensifying economic aggression against Venezuela." She warned that if Washington takes the threatened measures, Venezuela will cancel repa…

Anna Lekas Miller (2024-02-03). 'Operation Al-Aqsa Flood' Day 120: Gaza's economy in shambles amid fears of escalating regional tensions. mondoweiss.net Hamas leaders continue to deliberate a ceasefire agreement as the U.S. intensifies strikes on Iran-affiliated targets in Iraq and Syria.

krish-rad_ind (2024-02-03). 'Operation Al-Aqsa Flood' Day 120: Gaza's economy in shambles amid fears of escalating regional tensions. mondoweiss.net

MEE staff (2024-02-04). US national security adviser refuses to rule out attacks on Iran. middleeasteye.net US national security adviser refuses to rule out attacks on Iran | Jake Sullivan said the US would continue to 'respond forcefully' to attacks on US interests | Sun, 02/04/2024 – 14: 45 | US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan addresses the assembly at the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, on 16 January 2024 (Fabrice Coffrini/AFP) | US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan has refused…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-04). Mayo Clinic Minute: Why Black women need to be screened for cervical cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org While all women can develop cervical cancer, non-Hispanic Black women are more likely to be diagnosed and die of cervical cancer, compared to white women in the U.S.This disparity is not due to genetic differences among white, Black or Hispanic women, but rather related to systemic racism, access to healthcare and socioeconomic factors, says Dr. Olivia Cardenas-Trowers, a Mayo Clinic urogynecologist. That is why she encourages women to learn more about this often-avoidable cancer and…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-03). Mayo Clinic Minute: Why Black women need to be screened for cervical cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org While all women can develop cervical cancer, non-Hispanic Black women are more likely to be diagnosed and die of cervical cancer, compared to white women in the U.S.This disparity is not due to genetic differences among white, Black or Hispanic women, but rather related to systemic racism, access to healthcare and socioeconomic factors, says Dr. Olivia Cardenas-Trowers, a Mayo Clinic urogynecologist. That is why she encourages women to learn more about this often-avoidable cancer and…

Pavel López Lazo (2024-02-03). SAIDR Sara Minkara visits Cuba. plenglish.com During her visit, SAIDR Minkara urged for greater inclusion of Cubans with disabilities in all aspects of society. She engaged with representatives from the Cuban government, alumni of Embassy-sponsored programs, and students from educational institutions in Havana. | During her visit, SAIDR Minkara underscored that policies promoting inclusion, diversity, and equality in the workplace encourage economic growth and respect for human rights across society. | She also emphasized the importance of dismantling physical and cultural barriers for persons with disabilities in order to build a world where "society demand…

ecns.cn (2024-02-04). 30th Int'l Dinosaur Lantern Show kicks off in Zigong. ecns.cn Lantern shows in Zigong can be traced back to the Tang (618-907) and Song (960-1279) dynasties, which have developed into an international cultural activity with performances and night markets since 1987.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-03). Toolkit for reducing cervical cancer risk. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women globally, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. In the U.S., cervical cancer is no longer a common cause of cancer death because of the use of a screening test called a Pap smear, which detects changes in cervical cells. While the overall rate of cervical cancer in the U.S. is declining, the number of people diagnosed with late-stage cervical cancer is increasing, and rates among Black women are disproportionately high. Research also indicates…

DikelediM (2024-02-04). National minimum wage increases. sanews.gov.za National minimum wage increases | Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi has announced a new National Minimum Wage (NMW) determination which will go up from R25,42 to R27,58 for each ordinary hour worked. | In a statement on Saturday, the Department of Employment and Labour said the new NMW will come into effect from 1 March 2024. | "The National Minimum Wage determination also includes the vulnerable sectors of farm workers and the domestic workers — whom since 2022 were aligned with the NMW rates. | "However, the workers employed on an expanded public works programme are entitled to a minimum wage of…

Labor Video Project (2024-02-04). Reinstate Namibian Hasab Mine Unionist Marcia Kauatjitotje. indybay.org Namibian unionist Marcia Kauatjitotje is a union leader at the second largest uranium mine in the world owned by Chinese state owned China General Nuclear Power Group CGNP. She was fired after exposing the conditions at the mine and participating in the Namibian Labour Tribunal last October in the capital Windhoek. She also went to the media and that was one of the charges against her. The Chinese owners said that she had exposed the work conditions embarrassing the company and it's subcontractor Eagle Night Watch. These workers are forced to do mine work at substandard wages with no healthcare and benefits. Sinc…

Labor Video Project (2024-02-03). Reinstate Namibian Hasab Mine Unionist Marcia Kauatjitotje. indybay.org Namibian unionist Marcia Kauatjitotje is a union leader at the second largest uranium mine in the world owned by Chinese state owned China General Nuclear Power Group CGNP. She was fired after exposing the conditions at the mine and participating in the Namibian Labour Tribunal last October in the capital Windhoek. She also went to the media and that was one of the charges against her. The Chinese owners said that she had exposed the work conditions embarrassing the company and it's subcontractor Eagle Night Watch. These workers are forced to do mine work at substandard wages with no healthcare and benefits. Sinc…

newarab (2024-02-03). UK Muslims should 'punish Labour' over Gaza: Dr. Abu Sitta. newarab.com Renowned British-Palestinian doctor Abu Sitta, who spent over 40 days as a volunteer performing surger…

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-04). Labor doubles down on support for genocidal Israel after ICJ ruling. greenleft.org.au

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-04). Labor's 'Stage 3 Lite' still gives biggest tax cuts to the rich. greenleft.org.au

Margie Mason, Robin McDowell, New York Amsterdam News. (2024-02-04). Prisoners Are A Hidden Workforce Linked To Popular Food Brands. popularresistance.org Angola, LA – A hidden path to America's dinner tables begins here, at an unlikely source — a former Southern slave plantation that is now the country's largest maximum-security prison. | Unmarked trucks packed with prison-raised cattle roll out of the Louisiana State Penitentiary, where men are sentenced to hard labor and forced to work, for pennies an hour or sometimes nothing at all. After rumbling down a country road to an auction house, the cows are bought by a local rancher and then followed by The Associated Press another 600 miles to a Texas slaughterhouse that feeds into the supply chains of giants…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-04). Mayo Clinic Minute: How precise diagnosis of lymphoma offers patients best treatment options. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Dr. Lisa Rimsza is a pathologist, director of the Mayo Clinic Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory and researcher with the Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center. Her research specializes in lymphoma, with a focus on developing tests for accurate patient diagnoses and assessing disease aggressiveness. Dr. Rimsza has made significant advances in this field of research. She says having a precise diagnosis allows physicians to provide patients with the best possible treatment. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/M6ARKpwlWYU Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1: 05) is in…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-04). Médica Sur marks 10th anniversary as member of Mayo Clinic Care Network. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org MEXICO CITY and ROCHESTER, Minn. — Ten years ago, Médica Sur became the first international member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, a select group of institutions worldwide that have access to Mayo Clinic knowledge, expertise and resources. That relationship became the starting point for a collaboration that has grown over time. After becoming a care network member, Médica Sur began accessing Mayo's expertise so they could provide patients with more of the care they…

Pablo Rafael Fuentes (2024-02-04). Médicos chilenos de la ELAM llegan a zona de desastre en Valparaíso. radiohc.cu La Habana, 4 de feb (RHC) Médicos chilenos egresados de la Escuela Latinoamericana de Medicina (ELAM) laboran hoy en zonas de Valparaíso afectadas por los incendios forestales registrados en el centro-sur de Chile, que dejaron 51 fallecidos y miles de viviendas destruidas.

teleSUR, DRL (2024-02-04). Gran manifestación en Londres exige alto al fuego inmediato. telesurtv.net Entre otros, el antiguo líder laborista, Jeremy Corbyn, estuvo entre quienes se dirigieron a la multitud, así como el secretario general del sindicato del transporte RMT, Mick Lynch.

teleSUR, MS (2024-02-04). Biden y AMLO pactaron colaborar en materia de migración. telesurtv.net Los mandatarios acordaron brindarse apoyo mutuo para enfrentar la crisis migratoria que aborda la región.

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-03). Labor doubles down on support for genocidal Israel after ICJ ruling. greenleft.org.au

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-03). Labor's 'Stage 3 Lite' still gives biggest tax cuts to the rich. greenleft.org.au

Katherine Li (2024-02-03). YOU LOVE TO SEE IT: America's Largest Solar Project Comes Online. levernews.com Good things are happening! The largest solar energy project in the country comes online, environmental regulators amp up screening for lead contamination in residential areas, labor laws are catching up to an increasingly hot climate, and Chicago is looking to become the first Midwestern city to phase out gas appliances. I'm

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-03). Mayo Clinic Minute: How precise diagnosis of lymphoma offers patients best treatment options. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Dr. Lisa Rimsza is a pathologist, director of the Mayo Clinic Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory and researcher with the Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center. Her research specializes in lymphoma, with a focus on developing tests for accurate patient diagnoses and assessing disease aggressiveness. Dr. Rimsza has made significant advances in this field of research. She says having a precise diagnosis allows physicians to provide patients with the best possible treatment. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/M6ARKpwlWYU Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1: 05) is in…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-03). Médica Sur marks 10th anniversary as member of Mayo Clinic Care Network. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org MEXICO CITY and ROCHESTER, Minn. — Ten years ago, Médica Sur became the first international member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, a select group of institutions worldwide that have access to Mayo Clinic knowledge, expertise and resources. That relationship became the starting point for a collaboration that has grown over time. After becoming a care network member, Médica Sur began accessing Mayo's expertise so they could provide patients with more of the care they…

Peter Boyle (2024-02-03). The war on wages. greenleft.org.au As the Reserve Bank of Australia and Labor and the Coalition bipartisan policy continues to supress wages, living costs continue to rise. Peter Boyle reports.

ecns.cn (2024-02-03). Regulation put forward as way to control bride prices. ecns.cn In the ongoing campaign against the escalating bride prices prevailing in rural China, a policy adviser from Jiangxi province has advocated for a solution — introducing a certification system for rural matchmakers.

Eric Toussaint, Maxime Perriot (2024-02-04). Is there a debt crisis in the South and what is recommended by the CADTM? cadtm.org Maxime Perriot: In an article published in December 2023 you claimed in the wake of a World Bank report that "developing countries" were trapped in a new debt crisis, yet the Financial Times and other sources point out that in the first two weeks of 2024 several so-called developing countries managed to easily refinance their debt. What is actually the situation?
| The three developing countries that managed to sell sovereign bonds all produce oil and gas
| Éric Toussaint: The three countries (…) | – |

Eric Toussaint (2024-02-04). Early conflicts between the UN and the World Bank/IMF tandem. cadtm.org In July 2024, the World Bank and the IMF will be 80 years old. 80 years of financial neo-colonialism and the imposition of austerity policies in the name of debt repayment. 80 years is enough! The Bretton Woods institutions must be abolished and replaced by democratic institutions serving an ecological, feminist and anti-racist bifurcation. To mark these 80 years, we are republishing a series of articles every Wednesday until July, looking in detail at the history and damage caused by these (…) | – | / |

Eric Toussaint (2024-02-04). SUNFED versus World Bank. cadtm.org In July 2024, the World Bank and the IMF will be 80 years old. 80 years of financial neo-colonialism and the imposition of austerity policies in the name of debt repayment. 80 years is enough! The Bretton Woods institutions must be abolished and replaced by democratic institutions serving an ecological, feminist and anti-racist bifurcation. To mark these 80 years, we are republishing a series of articles every Wednesday until July, looking in detail at the history and damage caused by these (…) | – | / |

Eric Toussaint (2024-02-04). The WB assists those in power in a witch-hunting context. cadtm.org In July 2024, the World Bank and the IMF will be 80 years old. 80 years of financial neo-colonialism and the imposition of austerity policies in the name of debt repayment. 80 years is enough! The Bretton Woods institutions must be abolished and replaced by democratic institutions serving an ecological, feminist and anti-racist bifurcation. To mark these 80 years, we are republishing a series of articles every Wednesday until July, looking in detail at the history and damage caused by these (…) | – | / |

Eric Toussaint, Maxime Perriot (2024-02-03). Is there a debt crisis in the South and what is recommended by the CADTM? cadtm.org Maxime Perriot: In an article published in December 2023 you claimed in the wake of a World Bank report that "developing countries" were trapped in a new debt crisis, yet the Financial Times and other sources point out that in the first two weeks of 2024 several so-called developing countries managed to easily refinance their debt. What is actually the situation?
| The three developing countries that managed to sell sovereign bonds all produce oil and gas
| Éric Toussaint: The three countries (…) | – |

Eric Toussaint (2024-02-03). Early conflicts between the UN and the World Bank/IMF tandem. cadtm.org In July 2024, the World Bank and the IMF will be 80 years old. 80 years of financial neo-colonialism and the imposition of austerity policies in the name of debt repayment. 80 years is enough! The Bretton Woods institutions must be abolished and replaced by democratic institutions serving an ecological, feminist and anti-racist bifurcation. To mark these 80 years, we are republishing a series of articles every Wednesday until July, looking in detail at the history and damage caused by these (…) | – | / |

Eric Toussaint (2024-02-03). SUNFED versus World Bank. cadtm.org In July 2024, the World Bank and the IMF will be 80 years old. 80 years of financial neo-colonialism and the imposition of austerity policies in the name of debt repayment. 80 years is enough! The Bretton Woods institutions must be abolished and replaced by democratic institutions serving an ecological, feminist and anti-racist bifurcation. To mark these 80 years, we are republishing a series of articles every Wednesday until July, looking in detail at the history and damage caused by these (…) | – | / |

Eric Toussaint (2024-02-03). The WB assists those in power in a witch-hunting context. cadtm.org In July 2024, the World Bank and the IMF will be 80 years old. 80 years of financial neo-colonialism and the imposition of austerity policies in the name of debt repayment. 80 years is enough! The Bretton Woods institutions must be abolished and replaced by democratic institutions serving an ecological, feminist and anti-racist bifurcation. To mark these 80 years, we are republishing a series of articles every Wednesday until July, looking in detail at the history and damage caused by these (…) | – | / |

Partido Humanista de Chile (2024-02-03). Empty shell after 17 years of pension discussion. pressenza.com The system installed under the dictatorship: | For those who want to observe the characteristics and main direction of the current pension system, it is a model that obliges workers to save, gathering with this money a fund that goes to a private administration system (AFPs) who have assured, in all events, their operating charges, independently of the results of their financial administration, in the speculative financial system. | These funds, month after month, place substantial flows of fresh, real money in the hands of the corporate and banking elite. In other words, workers finance the operations of…

Rhoda Wilson (2024-02-04). Bodypower: The Secret of Self-Healing. expose-news.com Over forty years ago, Dr Coleman wrote the global bestselling book called 'Bodypower' which shows how you can easily conquer 9 out of 10 illnesses without seeing a doctor or spending any …

albawaba (2024-02-04). How much will Lewis Hamilton earn at Ferrari?>. albawaba.com Formula 1 icon Lewis Hamilton is set to begin his stint at Ferrari at the end of the 2024 season after an eleven-year spell at Mercedes.The 39-year-old received ‚Ǩ35 million from Mercedes last term and it is now known how much he will earn with his new team.Reports claim Hamilton will earn a whopping ‚Ǩ100 million per year, which is almost three times more than he currently earns at Mercedes.The amount is almost twice as much as Red Bull's Max Verstappen earns.Another part of the deal is a proposed joint investment fund with around ‚Ǩ250m via the Exor family b…

Compañeros del Barrio TNDC Workers For Justic (2024-02-04). Monday 2/5: Stop The Corruption At Non-Profits, Union Busting & Privatization-Outsourcing. indybay.org San Francisco City Hall Polk St. Entrance…

tvbrics (2024-02-04). Cultural sector enterprises record remarkable expansion in China. tvbrics.com China has recorded significant growth in revenue and profits for major companies in the cultural sector in 2023…

Editor (2024-02-03). Climate activists party around burning 'your future' sign as Shell announces 28 billion in profits. mronline.org Greenpeace campaigners said that the oil group should pay some of its profits into a fund agreed upon at Cop28 climate talks last month to help pay for loss and damage caused by climate change.

Kit Klarenberg (2024-02-03). Enslaved by nonprofits: How NGO's colonize developing countries. mronline.org November 21 marked the 28th anniversary of the signing of the U.S.-brokered Dayton Agreement, which brought an end to the proxy war in Bosnia after three years and eight months.

Olivia Rosane (2024-02-03). Exxon and Chevron Announce Record Shareholder Returns in Hottest Year on Record. truthout.org oil companies ExxonMobil and Chevron announced their second-highest profits in a decade on Friday, with both companies paying out a record amount to shareholders in 2023, which was the hottest year on record due largely to the burning of fossil fuels. "In 2023, we returned more cash to shareholders and produced more oil and natural gas than any year in the company's history… |

DikelediM (2024-02-04). Term of appointment of the EAPASA extended. sanews.gov.za Term of appointment of the EAPASA extended | The Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, Barbara Creecy, has extended the appointment of the Environmental Assessment Practitioners Association of South Africa (EAPASA) as the single registration authority for the regulation of environmental assessment practitioners for a period of 24 months. | In a statement the department said the extension permits EAPASA to continue being the single registration authority for the regulation of environmental assessment practitioners until 07 February 2026. | "The Environmental Assessment Practitioners Association of…

Speak Out Now (2024-02-04). Saturday 2/24: Exposing the Lies of Israel's War Machine. indybay.org Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609 | Also online, see website for zoom details…

Editor (2024-02-03). After Historic Strike, UAW Bureaucrats Sit By As Stellantis Lays Off Hundreds of Workers. scheerpost.com Only a few months after a historic contract struggle and strike, Stellantis announced job cuts in early December that have begun and will continue to take effect this month. A reminder that under capitalism the only way for workers to get what they need is self-organization, independent of the union bureaucracy, Democrats and Republicans.

Angela (2024-02-04). Monday 2/19: Webinar: Dissenters: Students Say No to the Military-Industrial Complex. indybay.org

Kit Klarenberg (2024-02-03). Sacha Baron Cohen's Borat Paved the Way for Israel's Slaughter in Gaza. orinocotribune.com By Kit Klarenberg — Jan 30, 2024 | In the wake of the International Court of Justice's (ICJ) landmark ruling in a case brought by South Africa against Israel, which found the Jewish state could be committing genocide in Gaza and must immediately cease its indiscriminate, industrial-scale slaughter of unarmed, innocent Palestinians of all ages, many Western journalists, politicians, pundits and influencers have changed their tune on the savagery. Or at least gone eerily silent, having previously whitewashed, legitimized, or even outright endorsed a twenty-first-century Holocaust. | This abrupt volte-face cann…

Lora Lumpe (2024-02-03). Congress Is Poised to Cede Even More of Its Oversight of Foreign Weapons Sales. truthout.org At a time of record U.S. weapons sales and many wars, the House Foreign Affairs Committee has decided that Congress should provide less, rather than more oversight of the booming business. Next week, the committee is marking up the Foreign Military Sales Technical, Industrial and Governmental Engagement for Readiness Act. But don't be fooled by the mundane title — this bill would mark a major… |

WSWS (2024-02-03). Australian maritime union pushes sellout deal with DP World. wsws.org Although workers have not even seen the full proposed agreement, let alone voted on it, the union has called off all industrial action against the stevedoring company.

Angela (2024-02-04). Saturday 2/10: Virtual Meet-Up: Merchants of Death War Crimes Tribunal. indybay.org

Angela (2024-02-03). Saturday 2/10: Virtual Meet-Up: Merchants of Death War Crimes Tribunal. indybay.org

Daniel Bernal-Serrano, Paola Abril Campos, Rafael Velasco-Vazquez (2024-02-03). Correspondence] Missing voices from Latin America in the O'Neill—Lancet Commission. thelancet.com We commend the O'Neill—Lancet Commission on Racism, Structural Discrimination, and Global Health for advancing health equity for all.1 However, there is a concern regarding the insufficient representation from Latin America, a highly unequal region with a complex colonial history. This omission could perpetuate power imbalances in global health.

guest author (2024-02-03). Venezuelan analyst: Lenin on 'Socialism and War'. workers.org A message from Rodríguez Gelfenstein, a political analyst and former Venezuelan diplomat and official, to the International Assembly against Imperialism in Solidarity with Palestine on Jan. 21 in New York City. Sergio Rodriguez Gelfenstein, the author. Amid the horror exposed by Israel's colonial-imperialist aggression against the Palestinian people, we commemorate . . . |

ecns.cn (2024-02-04). Xi pays visit to grassroots officials and residents in Tianjin ahead of Spring Festival. ecns.cn President Xi Jinping visited primary-level officials and residents in Tianjin ahead of the Spring Festival. Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, extended Chinese New Year greetings to the Chinese people of all ethnic groups, compatriots in Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, and overseas Chinese. Xi wished the Chinese people both at home and abroad good health, a happy family and good luck in the Year of the Dragon, and wished the motherland peace and prosperity.

ecns.cn (2024-02-03). Xi stresses development of new productive forces, high-quality development. ecns.cn The Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee held its 11th group study session on making solid progress in promoting high-quality development on the afternoon of Jan. 31.

ecns.cn (2024-02-03). Xi visits people in Tianjin ahead of Spring Festival. ecns.cn Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, visited people in the northern city of Tianjin ahead of the Spring Festival.

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ecns.cn (2024-02-02). Provincial-level regions set GDP targets at about, above 5% for 2024. ecns.cn As of Wednesday, 31 provincial-level regions in China had announced GDP growth targets of about or above 5 percent for 2024, as stronger momentum is expected to be unleashed in the new year.

Ben Norton, Geopolitical Economy. (2024-02-01). China Is 'World's Sole Manufacturing Superpower', 35% Of Global Output. popularresistance.org China has overseen world-historic economic growth through a government-led development model, in which state-owned enterprises control the natural monopolies and "commanding heights" of the economy, state-owned banks give favorable loans to strategic industries, and the state's robust industrial policy helps the country move up the value chain toward higher value-added forms of production. | This model, which Beijing officially refers to as a socialist market economy, has been so successful that a prominent European think tank has acknowledged that "China is now the world's sole manufacturing superpower". | In 20…

Dave DeCamp (2024-02-01). EU Gets Hungary to Agree on 50 Billion Euro Aid Package for Ukraine. news.antiwar.com The EU successfully pressured Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban to approve a 50 billion euro ($54 billion) aid package to Ukraine, and EU leaders agreed to push through the spending on Thursday. Ahead of the summit, Financial Times reported that the EU was threatening to sabotage Hungary's economy if Orban vetoed the spending package. A …

Dean Baker (2024-02-01). Contrary to What You Read in the Washington Post, Malaysia Is Not Stuck in a Middle-Income Growth Trap. cepr.net The Washington Post ran a piece, Georgetown University professor Erwin Tiongson telling readers that to find out about the state of the world economy, look at the bottom of toy cars. The point was that toy cars are produced by a relatively simple manufacturing process. The countries that manufacture these cars are likely to have …

Michael Roberts (2024-02-01). Davos and the melting world economy. cadtm.org

Ben Norton (2024-02-02). China Is 'World's Sole Manufacturing Superpower' With 35% of Global Output. orinocotribune.com By Ben Norton — Jan 31, 2024 | China's state-led economic development model and robust industrial policy has transformed it into what an influential European think tank calls "the world's sole manufacturing superpower," making up 35% of global gross production — more than the 9 next largest manufacturers combined. | China has overseen world-historic economic growth through a government-led development model, in which

ecns.cn (2024-02-01). Provincial-level regions set GDP targets at about, above 5% for 2024. ecns.cn As of Wednesday, 31 provincial-level regions in China had announced GDP growth targets of about or above 5 percent for 2024, as stronger momentum is expected to be unleashed in the new year.

tvbrics (2024-02-02). India's Finance Ministry: The country's economy to grow by 7 per cent in the next financial year. tvbrics.com This forecast has been made on the basis of strong domestic demand…

Ileana Ferrer Fonte (2024-02-01). ASEAN countries agree to unite efforts to fight cybercrime. plenglish.com During a bloc's digital ministers meeting, participants also pledged to draw up a code of ethics to control the development of Artificial Intelligence (AI). | Thailand's Economy and Society Minister Prasert Chanthararuangthong said the 4th ASEAN Digital Ministers' Meeting agreed to set up cybersecurity and fight international cybercrime, besides formulating the so-called AI Governance and Ethics to control AI development. | Thailand proposed the establishment of a working group on anti-online scams in 2023.

Daniel Falcone (2024-02-02). A Radical Reinvention of the Enlightenment. counterpunch.org In this interview, exclusive for CounterPunch, Richard Whatmore discusses his latest book, The End of Enlightenment: Empire, Commerce, Crisis (Penguin, 2023). In a world that demands highly rational planning to abolish empire and combat the manifest exploitation of a capitalist society, Whatmore emphasizes that the left needs to sustain the critique of fanatical economic practices.

ecns.cn (2024-02-02). Fiscal policy aims to whet consumption. ecns.cn The Ministry of Finance will moderately step up proactive fiscal policy adjustments this year while improving fiscal governance efficiency and effectiveness in order to expand domestic demand and boost economic recovery momentum, Wang Dongwei, vice-minister of finance.

Graham Peebles (2024-02-02). The Planet is Under Siege. counterpunch.org How bad must it get before the politicians and corporates act in a way commensurate to the scale and urgency of the environmental emergency? Imprisoned by an economic ideology that demands insatiable consumption and short-term profit; moral weakness in the face of populist pressures from the far right and a staggering degree of self-denial, greed

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-02). Mayo Clinic Minute: Why Black women need to be screened for cervical cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org While all women can develop cervical cancer, non-Hispanic Black women are more likely to be diagnosed and die of cervical cancer, compared to white women in the U.S.This disparity is not due to genetic differences among white, Black or Hispanic women, but rather related to systemic racism, access to healthcare and socioeconomic factors, says Dr. Olivia Cardenas-Trowers, a Mayo Clinic urogynecologist. That is why she encourages women to learn more about this often-avoidable cancer and…

Pablo Rafael Fuentes (2024-02-02). Cuba y la Unión Económica Euroasiática coinciden en profundizar la integración y la cooperación. radiohc.cu La Habana, 2 de feb (RHC) Intervención del primer ministro de la República de Cuba, Manuel Marrero Cruz, en la reunión del Consejo Intergubernamental Euroasiático, celebrada en Almaty, República de Kazajstán…

Al Mayadeen English (2024-02-01). Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger exit ECOWAS, form separate alliance. greenleft.org.au The military governments in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger announced on January 28 that they would leave the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and have formed their own alliance, reports Al Mayadeen English.

ecns.cn (2024-02-01). Railway logistics centers complete. ecns.cn With the establishment of the Harbin Railway Logistics Center on Monday, 39 railway logistics centers across China have been launched, marking a milestone in the development of the railway logistics system and bolstering high-quality social and economic development.

ecns.cn (2024-02-01). Pioneering zone to be launched in Hunan to propel Sino-African trade. ecns.cn China's green light to build a pioneering zone for in-depth China-Africa economic and trade cooperation in the central Chinese province of Hunan will pave the way for exploring innovative avenues of bilateral collaboration in the next stage.

Frank Cappello (2024-02-01). LEVER TIME: The Wonk Attempting To Change Republican Economics. levernews.com

GAIA (2024-02-01). The Ripples of a Revolution: The Birth of an Initiative to Combat Single-Use Plastics (SUP) in Asia and the Pacific. pressenza.com In stark contrast to the linear nature of SUPs, the reuse model is designed for multiple lifecycles, offering economic benefits to communities while mitigating environmental impact. Approximately one-third of plastic packaging currently finds its way into the environment, highlighting the urgent necessity of transitioning to reuse. Embracing reuse systems presents an opportunity to reduce plastic pollution by 30 percent by 2040 and potentially decrease greenhouse gas emissions from packaging production by a staggering 80 percent. | Addressing this need, the Asia Reuse Consortium, initially convened by advocacy gr…

Marjorie Cohn, Truthout. (2024-02-01). The ICJ Ordered Israel Not To Engage In Genocide; What Happens Now? popularresistance.org What comes next, now that the International Court of Justice (ICJ), also known as the World Court, has handed down its near unanimous ruling that South Africa presented a "plausible" case that Israel was violating the Genocide Convention? | The January 26 provisional ruling — which was a landmark victory for the Palestinian people, and indeed, for international law itself — now goes to the United Nations Security Council for enforcement. It would be within the Security Council's purview to order economic or trade sanctions, arms embargoes, travel bans or even military force. | But in the likely event…

Medea Benjamin, Steve Ellner (2024-02-01). Redefining US-Latin American Relations. counterpunch.org An all-encompassing expression of goodwill in the form of a New Good Neighbor Policy will meet resistance from vested economic and military interests, as well as those persuaded by racist arguments. The Trump administration dusted off the 19th century Monroe Doctrine that subjugates the nations of the region to U.S. interests. The Biden administration, instead

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-01). Mayo Clinic Minute: Why Black women need to be screened for cervical cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org While all women can develop cervical cancer, non-Hispanic Black women are more likely to be diagnosed and die of cervical cancer, compared to white women in the U.S.This disparity is not due to genetic differences among white, Black or Hispanic women, but rather related to systemic racism, access to healthcare and socioeconomic factors, says Dr. Olivia Cardenas-Trowers, a Mayo Clinic urogynecologist. That is why she encourages women to learn more about this often-avoidable cancer and…

ecns.cn (2024-02-01). China, Japan must nurture a stable and healthy relationship. ecns.cn China and Japan stand as important economic and trade partners for each other and both sides should maintain stable and smooth industrial and supply chains, and promote the healthy and stable development of economic and trade relations.

Gabisile (2024-02-01). Mashatile engages business leaders. sanews.gov.za Mashatile engages business leaders | Deputy President Paul Mashatile has held an interactive session with more than 50 business leaders at a Sandton event organised by The European House — Ambrosetti, a leading global think tank. | According to the Deputy President's Office, Wednesday's event was convened to strengthen the strategic relationships between industry and governments and promote growth through a multi-stakeholder approach. | Discussions touched on various topics, including economic priorities and reforms, tackling unemployment and poverty, building investor confidence in South Africa, and drivin…

Staff (2024-02-01). ALBA—TCP Condemns Recent US Imperialist Actions Against Venezuela. orinocotribune.com This Wednesday, the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America—Peoples' Trade Treaty (ALBA—TCP) condemned the most recent imperialist measures taken by the United States against Venezuela and demanded the lifting of the illegal sanctions imposed by the White House against the Venezuelan people. | Through a communiqué, ALBA—TCP stated that the government of the United States "has no moral standing to threaten a free and sovereign state such as Venezuela, an example of participatory democracy in our region." | Likewise, ALBA-TCP urged the international community to condemn the US economic…

Candace Baker (2024-02-02). Why WIC Matters. counterpunch.org When my grandmother was raising my cousins and me, she taught us to work hard and go after what we wanted. I didn't know it at the time, but we were in poverty. Scared of judgment and bureaucracy, my grandmother refused to apply for assistance programs. But that meant she had to work several jobs,

NEOB (2024-02-02). Eskom rolls out load limiting in Gauteng. sanews.gov.za Eskom rolls out load limiting in Gauteng | Eskom is rolling out its load limiting project — aimed at optimising electricity consumption — across Gauteng following the project's successful implementation in Fourways, Johannesburg. | According to the power utility, load limiting aims to better balance the supply and demand of electricity during Stages 1 — 4 of load shedding. | "Through load limiting measures during Stages 1 to 4 of load shedding, customers' electricity capacity will be reduced from 60/80 Amps to 10 Amps. This will allow customers to continue with the minimal use of electricity for…

WSWS (2024-02-01). UPS cuts 12,000 jobs: The ruling class accelerates its policy of mass unemployment. wsws.org The logistics giant's mass layoffs, which will go into effect in the first half of this year, are part of an accelerating and global wave of job-cutting in auto, technology and other industries.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-02). Toolkit for reducing cervical cancer risk. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women globally, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. In the U.S., cervical cancer is no longer a common cause of cancer death because of the use of a screening test called a Pap smear, which detects changes in cervical cells. While the overall rate of cervical cancer in the U.S. is declining, the number of people diagnosed with late-stage cervical cancer is increasing, and rates among Black women are disproportionately high. Research also indicates…

Rosie Williams (2024-02-02). Cost of living hardest for those on income support. independentaustralia.net

Alexandra Jacobo (2024-02-01). The rent crisis: Half of US renters face unprecedented housing affordability challenges. nationofchange.org The study reveals a staggering 50 percent of U.S. renters were dedicating more than 30 percent of their income to cover rent and utilities.

Famine Early Warning System Network (2024-02-01). Kenya Key Message Update January 2024: Household access to food and income is expected to improve through at least May 2024. reliefweb.int Country: Kenya | Source: Famine Early Warning System Network | Please refer to the attached file. | Key Messages | In the pastoral areas, forage and water resources have significantly improved following the conclusion of the October to December 2023 short rains. Satellite-monitored waterpoints indicate that water levels across northern Kenya are greater than the long-term median water level during the pastoral lean season, keeping livestock in the wet season grazing areas and lowering domestic trekking distances for water. The good pasture and forage conditions support good to very good body conditions for…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-01). Toolkit for reducing cervical cancer risk. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women globally, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. In the U.S., cervical cancer is no longer a common cause of cancer death because of the use of a screening test called a Pap smear, which detects changes in cervical cells. While the overall rate of cervical cancer in the U.S. is declining, the number of people diagnosed with late-stage cervical cancer is increasing, and rates among Black women are disproportionately high. Research also indicates…

Labor Video Project (2024-02-02). Reinstate Namibian Hasab Mine Unionist Marcia Kauatjitotje. indybay.org Namibian unionist Marcia Kauatjitotje is a union leader at the second largest uranium mine in the world owned by Chinese state owned China General Nuclear Power Group CGNP. She was fired after exposing the conditions at the mine and participating in the Namibian Labour Tribunal last October in the capital Windhoek. She also went to the media and that was one of the charges against her. The Chinese owners said that she had exposed the work conditions embarrassing the company and it's subcontractor Eagle Night Watch. These workers are forced to do mine work at substandard wages with no healthcare and benefits. Sinc…

Neal Meyer, Federico Fuentes (2024-02-02). United States: 'We are living through a resurgence in labour struggles'. greenleft.org.au Neal Meyer a national leader of Bread & Roses (B&R), a caucus of Marxist activists in the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) speaks to Green Left's Federico Fuentes about the recent rise in labour activism in the United States.

tvbrics (2024-02-02). The UAE Ministry of Finance implements robotic process automation. tvbrics.com The automation has saved 39,000 hours of human labour…

WSWS (2024-02-01). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org Hundreds of thousands join strikes in Finland against austerity and anti-strike laws across all sectors, including defense, affecting weapons shipments to Ukraine; general strike hits Kurdistan cities in Iran to protest the execution of Kurdish political prisoners, as steel and oil workers continue protests against falling living standards; Ghanaian university administrators in nationwide strike over pay and conditions continues in the face of National Labour Commission's directive…

newarab (2024-02-01). UK Labour in 'damage control' over Gaza, polls Muslim voters. newarab.com The UK Senior party figures are reportedly concerned that damage to Labour voting shares of Muslims, nearly half of whom voted for the party in 2019, could make a difference in over a dozen seats, particularly if polls narrow. | Labour has refused to back calls for a ceasefire in…

Tina Renier (2024-02-01). International Students' Lived Experiences in Canada. Exploitation in the Labour Market. globalresearch.ca

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-02). Labor doubles down on support for genocidal Israel after ICJ ruling. greenleft.org.au

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-02). Labor's 'Stage 3 Lite' still gives biggest tax cuts to the rich. greenleft.org.au

Lindsay Owens, Elizabeth Pancotti (2024-02-02). It's Not Inflation: Here's the Proof We're Getting Ripped Off. counterpunch.org Many Americans are still experiencing the sticker shock they first faced two years ago when inflation hit its peak. But if inflation is down now, why are families still feeling the pinch? The answer lies in corporate profits — and we have the data to prove it. Our new report for the Groundwork Collaborative finds that corporate profits accounted

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-02). Mayo Clinic Minute: How precise diagnosis of lymphoma offers patients best treatment options. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Dr. Lisa Rimsza is a pathologist, director of the Mayo Clinic Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory and researcher with the Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center. Her research specializes in lymphoma, with a focus on developing tests for accurate patient diagnoses and assessing disease aggressiveness. Dr. Rimsza has made significant advances in this field of research. She says having a precise diagnosis allows physicians to provide patients with the best possible treatment. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/M6ARKpwlWYU Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1: 05) is in…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-02). Médica Sur marks 10th anniversary as member of Mayo Clinic Care Network. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org MEXICO CITY and ROCHESTER, Minn. — Ten years ago, Médica Sur became the first international member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, a select group of institutions worldwide that have access to Mayo Clinic knowledge, expertise and resources. That relationship became the starting point for a collaboration that has grown over time. After becoming a care network member, Médica Sur began accessing Mayo's expertise so they could provide patients with more of the care they…

Pablo Rafael Fuentes (2024-02-02). Firman Etiopía y Cuba acuerdo para cooperación en sector azucarero. radiohc.cu La Habana, 2 de feb (RHC) Los grupos de la Industria Azucarera de Etiopía y el Empresarial Azucarero de Cuba (Azcuba) firmaron un memorando de entendimiento para colaborar en la investigación y desarrollo, producción, asistencia técnica, entre otros…

TeleSUR English. (2024-02-02). Argentine Court Invalidates President Milei's Labor Reform. popularresistance.org On Tuesday, the National Chamber of Labor Appeals declared the constitutional invalidity of the labor reform included by President Javier Milei in the Decree of Necessity and Urgency (DNU) signed in December. | During a press conference at the Pink House, Presidential Spokesperson Manuel Adorni said that Milei will appeal this decision at all necessary levels, including the Supreme Court. | "The reform is essential to create employment, for companies to hire, and to have a much more friendly labor market for both parties," he said, attempting to justify a pro-corporations proposal that has been strongly rejected…

teleSUR (2024-02-02). UN Rapporteur On the Right to Food Visits Venezuela. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minister Yvan Gil welcomed Michael Fakhri, the United Nations the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food. | RELATED: | "It is an honor to receive the UN Special Rapporteur Fakhri. He will accompany us until February 14 to collaborate in strengthening the Venezuelan people's food security," he said. | During his visit, the UN Special Rapporteur will be able to observe the challenges tha…

a guest author (2024-02-01). Desmontando la hipocresía occidental sobre Xinjiang y Gaza. workers.org Estatua del Presidente Mao Zedong en Kashgar, Región Autónoma Uigur de Xinjiang. Desmontando la hipocresía occidental sobre Xinjiang y Gaza Por Arjae Red Arjae Red, activista sindical y dirigente del Partido Mundo Obrero, junto con Sara Flounders, redactora colaboradora de Mundo Obrero, viajó en mayo de 2023 a la Región . . . |

Drew Bradley (2024-02-01). Detroit rallied for jobs, justice, and Dr. King's "real dream" peoplesworld.org DETROIT — On a chilly Monday afternoon, Detroiters gathered at the Historic St. Matthew's & St. John's Episcopal Church for the 21st Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Rally for Jobs, Peace & Justice. Year after year, this rally brings together a wide range of progressive community, labor and faith organizations to celebrate the life …

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-01). Labor doubles down on support for genocidal Israel after ICJ ruling. greenleft.org.au

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-01). Labor's 'Stage 3 Lite' still gives biggest tax cuts to the rich. greenleft.org.au

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-01). Thousands march for Gaza, as Labor suspends aid to UN Palestine refugee agency. greenleft.org.au

Joseph Trevithick (2024-02-01). Drone Boat Swarm Vision Laid Out By DoD. twz.com The Pentagon is looking for help to turn a vision of future fleets of hundreds of low-cost highly autonomous drone boats able operate collaboratively to intercept "noncooperative" ships into a reality. | What is known as the

Larry Johnson (2024-02-01). Great Conversation with Tom Luongo. sonar21.com A new friend. I was honored to be invited to chat with Tom Luongo. If you don't know Tom, I am a Former Research Chemist, Amateur Dairy Goat Farmer, Anarcho-Libertarian and Obstreperous Austrian Economist whose work can be found on sites like Zerohedge, Lewrockwell.com, Bitcoin Magazine and Newsmax Media. | I have a fantastic wife of 30 years and a teenage daughter, both of whom humble me with affection and respect I feel is now only mostly undeserved. | Professionally, I've spent a lot of my waking hours inside of various analytic laboratories testing…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-01). Mayo Clinic Minute: How precise diagnosis of lymphoma offers patients best treatment options. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Dr. Lisa Rimsza is a pathologist, director of the Mayo Clinic Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory and researcher with the Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center. Her research specializes in lymphoma, with a focus on developing tests for accurate patient diagnoses and assessing disease aggressiveness. Dr. Rimsza has made significant advances in this field of research. She says having a precise diagnosis allows physicians to provide patients with the best possible treatment. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/M6ARKpwlWYU Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1: 05) is in…

WSWS (2024-02-01). Australia: Psychologist reveals "horrors" for children in Queensland police cells. wsws.org A psychologist's open letter shows that Queensland's Labor state government is systematically inflicting shocking conditions on youth, mostly indigenous, in overcrowded police watch houses.

W. T. Whitney (2024-02-02). U.S. Drug War Arrives in Ecuador, with Baggage. counterpunch.org Joined by other U.S. officials, Laura Richardson, commander of the U.S. Army's Southern Command, was in Ecuador January 22-25 to confer with government leaders there about U.S. military assistance. They included recently elected, and very wealthy, President Daniel Noboa. She mentioned to reporters an "investment portfolio…worth $93.4 million including not only military equipment … [but also] humanitarian assistance and

Independent Media Institute (2024-02-01). How Media Companies Can Meet Their Climate Commitments—and How Readers Can Help. pressenza.com A few simple strategies for recipe curation can help newsgroups achieve their own climate goals. | By Laura Lee Cascada | The global shift toward plant-forward diets, particularly in wealthy countries, is consistently Given the significant influence media wields in shaping cultural norms, news outlets have a unique opportunity to promote plant-based eating, mainly through the recipes they offer their audiences. Through several simple behavioral nudges, news out…

albawaba (2024-02-01). Mark Zuckerberg's wealth soars making him 5th richest person globally. albawaba.com ALBAWABA – The fortune of Meta's CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, saw a significant increase in 2023, with an addition of $84 billion. This propelled him to become the fifth richest person in the world, with a total net worth of $139.1 billion, according to Forbes' real-time billionaire list.Despite the challenges of the past year, this surge, estimated at around $9.6 million per hour or nearly $230.6 million per day, reflects the recovery of Meta's stock, approaching its all-time high. This reinforces investors' confidence in the company's long-term vision, transforming Facebook into more than just a social media platform.

ecns.cn (2024-02-02). Regulation put forward as way to control bride prices. ecns.cn In the ongoing campaign against the escalating bride prices prevailing in rural China, a policy adviser from Jiangxi province has advocated for a solution — introducing a certification system for rural matchmakers.

Sonali Kolhatkar (2024-02-02). Airbnb Drives Up Housing Costs for Everyone: Time to Regulate It. counterpunch.org Americans have been on a vacation binge since the easing of COVID-19 restrictions. In particular, the vacation rental company Airbnb is thriving. Late last year, the company posted its highest-ever profits. Meanwhile cities are seeing rising rents, unaffordable home prices, and increased homelessness. Authorities are now linking these crises in part to Airbnb — and some now

Dean Baker (2024-02-01). GDP Grows 3.3 Percent in Fourth Quarter as Productivity Surge Continues. counterpunch.org The Commerce Department reported that GDP grew at a 3.3 percent rate in the fourth quarter driven by continued strength in consumption. This growth brought the growth for 2024 (4th quarter 2022 to 4th quarter 2023) to 3.1 percent. This is especially striking since this is a year for which many forecasters had projected a

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-01). Caffeine consumption: Some sources may surprise you. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org You probably know that tea and coffee contain caffeine, but did you know it also can be found in other drinks, food and some medications? When it comes to caffeine consumption, you're not alone if you depend on it to help you concentrate or be alert. Studies have shown that about 90% of U.S. adults consume a form of caffeine every day. How much caffeine is too much? Caffeine content in beverages widely varies. For…

ecns.cn (2024-02-01). China overtakes India to become the world's largest gold jewelry consumer in 2023. ecns.cn China's consumption of gold jewelry overtook India to become the world's top gold jewelry consumer in 2023, becoming the main engine of growth globally as demand has recovered post-pandemic.

albawaba (2024-02-02). Apple struggles in China despite improved global sales. albawaba.com ALBAWABA — Apple has released its fiscal Q1 report for 2024, which showed a break of the declined sales streak that spanned for four quarters, with quarterly 2 percent higher revenue of $119.6 billion and $2.18 in quarterly earnings per diluted share, a 16 percent increase from the previous year, while sales in China are 13 percent less than anticipated numbers from LSEG, with $20.82 billion compared to analysts' estimate of $23.53 billion.Apple's stock price saw a decline of 1.6 percent during trading hours and 2 percent further in extended trading hours, with the tech giant's Chief Financial Officer, Luca…

ecns.cn (2024-02-02). Hungary ends row with EU over aid. ecns.cn The leaders of the European Union's 27 member nations unanimously agreed at a summit in the Belgian capital Brussels on Thursday to send financial aid to Ukraine, ending a row that had exploded between the bloc and member nation Hungary.

Eric Toussaint, Maxime Perriot (2024-02-02). Is there a debt crisis in the South and what is recommended by the CADTM? cadtm.org Maxime Perriot: In an article published in December 2023 you claimed in the wake of a World Bank report that "developing countries" were trapped in a new debt crisis, yet the Financial Times and other sources point out that in the first two weeks of 2024 several so-called developing countries managed to easily refinance their debt. What is actually the situation?
| The three developing countries that managed to sell sovereign bonds all produce oil and gas
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Eric Toussaint (2024-02-02). Early conflicts between the UN and the World Bank/IMF tandem. cadtm.org In July 2024, the World Bank and the IMF will be 80 years old. 80 years of financial neo-colonialism and the imposition of austerity policies in the name of debt repayment. 80 years is enough! The Bretton Woods institutions must be abolished and replaced by democratic institutions serving an ecological, feminist and anti-racist bifurcation. To mark these 80 years, we are republishing a series of articles every Wednesday until July, looking in detail at the history and damage caused by these (…) | – | / |

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

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

GABIK (2024-02-02). Over 32 000 beds registered on NSFAS platforms available for students. sanews.gov.za Over 32 000 beds registered on NSFAS platforms available for students | Out of the 40 522 beds registered on the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) platforms at Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges, 32 272 have been accredited and are available for registered NSFAS-funded students. | NSFAS Acting Board Chairperson, Professor Laurens Van Staden, said about 8 250 registered beds on NSFAS platforms in TVET colleges are in the process of being accredited. | "For universities, out of the total of 72 241 beds registered, 43 581 have been accredited and are available for registered NSFA…

Elizabeth Vos, Consortium News. (2024-02-01). Russiagate And Gaza. popularresistance.org Just a few years ago, the Russiagate narrative dominated the news sphere: anyone who questioned the status quo was labeled a Putin puppet or a Russian bot, including American journalists. | In recent months, Israeli officials have similarly labeled anyone and any organization who opposes them as anti-Semitic or Hamas sympathizers, even going so far as to label the International Court of Justice anti-Semitic. | Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi took both narratives a step further over the weekend, calling on the F.B.I. to investigate pro-Palestinian protests for alleged financial ties to Russia. | Her statements c…

Eric Toussaint, Maxime Perriot (2024-02-01). Is there a debt crisis in the South and what is recommended by the CADTM? cadtm.org Maxime Perriot: In an article published in December 2023 you claimed in the wake of a World Bank report that "developing countries" were trapped in a new debt crisis, yet the Financial Times and other sources point out that in the first two weeks of 2024 several so-called developing countries managed to easily refinance their debt. What is actually the situation?
| The three developing countries that managed to sell sovereign bonds all produce oil and gas
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Eric Toussaint (2024-02-01). Early conflicts between the UN and the World Bank/IMF tandem. cadtm.org In July 2024, the World Bank and the IMF will be 80 years old. 80 years of financial neo-colonialism and the imposition of austerity policies in the name of debt repayment. 80 years is enough! The Bretton Woods institutions must be abolished and replaced by democratic institutions serving an ecological, feminist and anti-racist bifurcation. To mark these 80 years, we are republishing a series of articles every Wednesday until July, looking in detail at the history and damage caused by these (…) | – | / |

Eric Toussaint (2024-02-01). SUNFED versus World Bank. cadtm.org In July 2024, the World Bank and the IMF will be 80 years old. 80 years of financial neo-colonialism and the imposition of austerity policies in the name of debt repayment. 80 years is enough! The Bretton Woods institutions must be abolished and replaced by democratic institutions serving an ecological, feminist and anti-racist bifurcation. To mark these 80 years, we are republishing a series of articles every Wednesday until July, looking in detail at the history and damage caused by these (…) | – | / |

Eric Toussaint (2024-02-01). The WB assists those in power in a witch-hunting context. cadtm.org In July 2024, the World Bank and the IMF will be 80 years old. 80 years of financial neo-colonialism and the imposition of austerity policies in the name of debt repayment. 80 years is enough! The Bretton Woods institutions must be abolished and replaced by democratic institutions serving an ecological, feminist and anti-racist bifurcation. To mark these 80 years, we are republishing a series of articles every Wednesday until July, looking in detail at the history and damage caused by these (…) | – | / |

GABIK (2024-02-01). NSFAS financial aid application deadline extended. sanews.gov.za NSFAS financial aid application deadline extended | The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) board has extended the deadline for applications for student financial aid to 15 February 2023. | The decision was taken during a meeting between the NSFAS board and the South African Union of Students (SAUS). | The NSFAS board, led by Acting Board Chairperson Professor Laurens Van Staden, met with the South African Union of Students (SAUS) Executive, led by President Yandisa Ndzoyiya, to discuss NSFAS's state of readiness for the beginning of the academic year, where the parties agreed on the extension of the 20…

NEOB (2024-02-01). President Ramaphosa hands over Welisizwe programme bridges. sanews.gov.za President Ramaphosa hands over Welisizwe programme bridges | President Cyril Ramaphosa says the Welisizwe Rural Bridges Programme remains one of government's top priorities as these bridges improve the safety, well-being, and access for communities in rural areas. | On Wednesday, the President handed over complete bridges at the rural area of Mkhambathini in KwaZulu-Natal. | The Welisizwe Rural Bridges Programme is a result of the objectives announced in the 2023 State of the Nation Address that outlined government's plan to construct at least 96 bridges during the 2023/24 financial year. | Some 11 bridges have b…

EDWIN (2024-02-01). SIU authorised to investigate ECRDA. sanews.gov.za SIU authorised to investigate ECRDA | President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed Proclamation R147 of 2024 authorising the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) to investigate allegations of serious maladministration in the affairs of the Eastern Cape Rural Development Agency (ECRDA). | The SIU is also authorised to recover any financial losses suffered by the State and ECDRA. | "Proclamation R147 of 2024 authorises the SIU to probe the procurement and/or contracting for goods, works or services concerning a tender for the planning and design of the Marine Tilapia Industry Incubator Project within the Mbhashe Local Municipa…

NEOB (2024-02-01). SIU to probe Eastern Cape Rural Development Agency affairs. sanews.gov.za SIU to probe Eastern Cape Rural Development Agency affairs | The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) is expected to investigate allegations of serious maladministration at the Eastern Cape Rural Development Agency (ECRDA). | This after President Cyril Ramaphosa signed a proclamation authorising the unit to delve into the affairs of the agency. | SIU spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago said the unit will also look to recover any financial losses that the state may have incurred. | "Proclamation R147 of 2024 authorises the SIU to probe the procurement and/or contracting for goods, works or services concerning a tender for th…

Editor (2024-02-02). It's Not 'Inflation' — We're Just Getting Ripped Off. Here's Proof. scheerpost.com

Rhoda Wilson (2024-02-01). South Australian tribunal orders employer to pay compensation for vaccine injury. expose-news.com The South Australian Employment Tribunal ordered the Department of Child Protection ("DCP") to pay compensation and medical expenses to a youth worker who developed pericarditis after getting a covid booster under a …

Nora Barrows-Friedman (2024-02-01). US judge rebukes Biden's "unflagging support" for war on Gaza. electronicintifada.net Civil rights organizations say they are continuing to pursue all legal avenues to stop Israel's crimes.

Amnesty International (2024-02-02). Amnesty International: "States that have suspended funding to UNRWA should reverse their decision" pressenza.com At least 11 states have decided to suspend funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), following allegations that some staff were involved in the attacks perpetrated by Hamas on October 7 in southern Israel. This decision deals a severe blow to the over two million refugees in the occupied Gaza Strip, for whom UNRWA represents the only lifeline. | Amnesty International urges these states to reverse their decision and refrain from suspending funding to the Agency."It is deeply disconcerting — indeed, inhumane — that several governments have m…

Dave DeCamp (2024-02-01). Report: Iraqi Government, Iran Pressured Kataib Hezbollah to Stop Attacking US. news.antiwar.com The Iraqi government and Iran pressured Kataib Hezbollah and other Iraqi Shia militias to suspend attacks against US forces in an effort to de-escalate tensions in the region, Reuters reported on Wednesday. Kataib Hezbollah, one of Iraq's main Shia militias, announced on Tuesday that it was suspending operations against the US because it didn't want …

The Independent (2024-02-02). Developing countries need debt relief. independent.co.ug To act on climate change, the gap between their short-term debt and long-term investment must be closed COMMENT | ISHAC DIWAN & VERA SONGWE | If developing economies found it hard to manage their debts in 2023, they are likely to face even more formidable challenges this year. Though most possess relatively small debt stocks …

tvbrics (2024-02-01). India and the UAE sign a bilateral investment treaty. tvbrics.com The decision will have a positive impact on investment inflow from abroad and on job creation…

Ed Grystar (2024-02-02). High Costs Are Dooming Traditional Medicare. counterpunch.org Medicare was originally established as a quasi single-payer system in 1965 because of the insurance industry's refusal to cover seniors since they didn't generate enough profit. Over the decades, powerful industry lobbying and weak, unprincipled, bipartisan Congressional connivance are permitting the same forces of privatization that control the rest of our healthcare delivery system to

infobrics (2024-02-01). Thakur Family Foundation takes aim at Indian medicines to protect US pharmaceutical profits. infobrics.org India poses a great threat to US pharmaceutical dominance.

ecns.cn (2024-02-02). Shanghai makes great strides in improving business environment. ecns.cn A total of 535,500 new market entities were registered in Shanghai in 2023, up 29.1 percent year-on-year, according to a white paper released by Shanghai Municipal Administration for Market Regulation on Thursday.

ecns.cn (2024-02-01). Xi chairs CPC leadership meeting to review reports, guideline and regulations. ecns.cn The Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee held a meeting on Jan. 31.

Monica Moorehead (2024-02-02). 'Palestine has taken center stage in the world struggle against imperialism'. workers.org Excerpted from a talk given by Monica Moorehead, a Workers World newspaper managing editor and editor of "Marxism, Reparations and the Black Freedom Struggle,"at a panel she chaired on"Voices and Defenders of the Palestinian Resistance"during the International Assembly against Imperialism in Solidarity with Palestine. It was held on Jan. 21 . . . |

Paul Street (2024-02-02). The U.S. Bourgeois Democracy Farewell Tour. counterpunch.org US-Americans, let's get real: Donald "Take Down the Metal Detectors Cuz the Guys with the AR-15s Don't Want to Hurt Me" Trump is damn near on a glide path back to the White House. Fascism, So What? So what if the orange fascist Trump: + now openly channels Hitler by saying that: Marxists, socialists, and communists

C.J. Polychroniou (2024-02-01). 2024 Will See Wave of Minimum Wage Hikes — But the Impacts Won't Be Felt Evenly. truthout.org On January 1, 2024, the minimum wage increased from coast to coast. Indeed, 22 states and more than 40 cities and counties experienced wage increases in 2024 — most of them approaching $15. More states will follow with minimum wage increases later in the year. Undoubtedly, this is mainly the result of underpaid workers organizing and fighting for a decent living wage over the past decade… |

WSWS (2024-02-02). Break the stranglehold the Verdi union! Build independent action committees! wsws.org Calling the first nationwide public transit strike since 1992, Verdi is reacting to the growing anger of transport workers over intolerable working conditions and low wages. But the union is doing all it can to sabotage the strike.

The Independent (2024-02-02). FMD: Government to seek supplementary budget for livestock vaccination. independent.co.ug Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) Frank Tumwebaze has said that government is considering a policy reversal on vaccination of livestock, to allow farmers purchase vaccines. The Minister made this revelation while presenting a statement on the outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) during the …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2024-02-01). Global Coup d'État and the "Great Reset". Global Debt and Neoliberal "Shock Treatment" globalresearch.ca

Angela (2024-02-02). Saturday 2/10: Virtual Meet-Up: Merchants of Death War Crimes Tribunal. indybay.org

Daniel Bernal-Serrano, Paola Abril Campos, Rafael Velasco-Vazquez (2024-02-03). Correspondence] Missing voices from Latin America in the O'Neill—Lancet Commission. thelancet.com We commend the O'Neill—Lancet Commission on Racism, Structural Discrimination, and Global Health for advancing health equity for all.1 However, there is a concern regarding the insufficient representation from Latin America, a highly unequal region with a complex colonial history. This omission could perpetuate power imbalances in global health.

Otis Grotewohl (2024-02-02). Socialist Korea and People's China strengthen ties. workers.org Representatives of the People's Republic of China and the Democratic People's of Korea (DPRK) held a meeting in Pyongyang, North Korea, Jan. 26, that they described as productive. The meeting indicated growing solidarity between the two socialist countries. Sun Weidong, Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Chinese ambassador to the DPRK . . . |

Joe Allen (2024-02-01). The Crisis in the Teamsters. counterpunch.org Last summer, the Teamsters were riding a wave of goodwill and favorable publicity. The union's year-long contract campaign at UPS raised expectations for a potential transformative national strike at the country's largest private-sector employer. Much of the US Left, especially the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), encouraged dozens of their members to get jobs at UPS, while over one

Joe Allen (2024-02-01). The Crisis in the Teamsters. counterpunch.org Last summer, the Teamsters were riding a wave of goodwill and favorable publicity. The union's year-long contract campaign at UPS raised expectations for a potential transformative national strike at the country's largest private-sector employer. Much of the US Left, especially the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), encouraged dozens of their members to get jobs at UPS, while over one hundred of their branches pledged support for their Strike Ready campaign. However ill-defined, the DSA and many other socialist activists expected to play an important role in the coming battle as the National UPS-Teamsters na…

ecns.cn (2024-02-02). Xi visits people in Tianjin ahead of Spring Festival. ecns.cn Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, visited people in the northern city of Tianjin ahead of the Spring Festival.

cameron orr (2024-02-01). Anti-monopoly democracy — a transitional stage. cpusa.org Lenin on Transitional Forms | In 1920, recognizing the temporary restabilization of the capitalist system, V.I. Lenin pointed out that Communist Parties in advanced capitalist countries faced a difficult task. Lenin stated that, | All efforts and all attention should now be concentrated on the next step … That step is: the search after forms of transition or the approach to the proletarian revolution. Since Lenin voiced this profound statement, the international Communist movement has sought a series of transitional forms, changing with each change in objective conditions, to reach the…

ecns.cn (2024-02-01). Xi visits people in Tianjin ahead of Spring Festival. ecns.cn Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, visited people in the northern city of Tianjin ahead of the Spring Festival.

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Ben Norton, Geopolitical Economy. (2024-02-01). China Is 'World's Sole Manufacturing Superpower', 35% Of Global Output. popularresistance.org China has overseen world-historic economic growth through a government-led development model, in which state-owned enterprises control the natural monopolies and "commanding heights" of the economy, state-owned banks give favorable loans to strategic industries, and the state's robust industrial policy helps the country move up the value chain toward higher value-added forms of production. | This model, which Beijing officially refers to as a socialist market economy, has been so successful that a prominent European think tank has acknowledged that "China is now the world's sole manufacturing superpower". | In 20…

Michael Roberts (2024-02-01). Davos and the melting world economy. cadtm.org

Ben Norton (2024-01-31). China is 'world's sole manufacturing superpower', with 35% of global output. geopoliticaleconomy.com China's state-led economic development model and robust industrial policy has transformed it into what an influential European think tank calls "the world's sole manufacturing superpower", making up 35% of global gross production – more than the 9 next largest manufacturers combined.

Ben Norton (2024-01-31). China is now the 'world's sole manufacturing superpower', EU think tank says. geopoliticaleconomy.com China's state-led economic development model and robust industrial policy has transformed it into what an influential European think tank calls "the world's sole manufacturing superpower", making up 35% of global gross production – more than the 9 next largest manufacturers combined.

ecns.cn (2024-01-31). Policy urges digital economy growth. ecns.cn The national drive to promote common prosperity has received fresh impetus with the central government's new action plan to bolster the digital economy to narrow the income and development gaps between different regions, groups of people and urban and rural areas.

ecns.cn (2024-01-31). U.S. probes of Chinese firms affect operations, hurt confidence: MOFCOM. ecns.cn The U.S. side has repeatedly conducted surprise probes of Chinese-funded companies, disturbing Chinese businesses and businesspeople, seriously affecting normal business operations, and undermining the confidence of Chinese companies in investing in the U.S.

ecns.cn (2024-01-31). China's manufacturing, service activities continue to improve as January's comprehensive PMI rises to 50.9. ecns.cn China's comprehensive purchasing managers' index (PMI) came in at 50.9 in January, up from 50.3 in the previous month, indicating an overall stabilization in manufacturing and service activities.

ecns.cn (2024-01-31). China's top financial regulator vows to reform small institutions in bid to tackle risks in 2024. ecns.cn China's top financial regulator said on Tuesday that it will push forward reforms of small and medium-sized financial institutions to reduce risks, as part of efforts to resolutely guard against systemic financial risks in 2024.

kwjorinoco (2024-01-31). Argentina Court Declares Milei's Labor Reform Unconstitutional. orinocotribune.com An Argentinian court of second instance declared as unconstitutional the labor reform contained in the Decree of Necessity and Urgency (DNU) issued by President Javier Milei, which intends to modify or repeal 366 laws to deregulate various sectors of the economy. | "We declare the constitutional invalidity of title IV [articles 53 to 97] of DNU 70/2024," announced the National Chamber of Labor Appeals in a ruling on Tuesday, January 30. | The court of second instance granted the injunction request presented by the largest labor union of Argentina, the General Confederation of Labor (CGT), considering that the nat…

Michael Roberts (2024-01-31). Davos and the melting world economy. cadtm.org

Rhoda Wilson (2024-01-31). The road to the New World Order runs through Ukraine. expose-news.com Ukraine may be at war, writes Leo Hohmann, but that isn't stopping it from playing a leading role in the digitisation of the global economy. In a recent article, Hohmann highlighted the …

ecns.cn (2024-02-01). Railway logistics centers complete. ecns.cn With the establishment of the Harbin Railway Logistics Center on Monday, 39 railway logistics centers across China have been launched, marking a milestone in the development of the railway logistics system and bolstering high-quality social and economic development.

ecns.cn (2024-02-01). Pioneering zone to be launched in Hunan to propel Sino-African trade. ecns.cn China's green light to build a pioneering zone for in-depth China-Africa economic and trade cooperation in the central Chinese province of Hunan will pave the way for exploring innovative avenues of bilateral collaboration in the next stage.

Marjorie Cohn, Truthout. (2024-02-01). The ICJ Ordered Israel Not To Engage In Genocide; What Happens Now? popularresistance.org What comes next, now that the International Court of Justice (ICJ), also known as the World Court, has handed down its near unanimous ruling that South Africa presented a "plausible" case that Israel was violating the Genocide Convention? | The January 26 provisional ruling — which was a landmark victory for the Palestinian people, and indeed, for international law itself — now goes to the United Nations Security Council for enforcement. It would be within the Security Council's purview to order economic or trade sanctions, arms embargoes, travel bans or even military force. | But in the likely event…

Medea Benjamin, Steve Ellner (2024-02-01). Redefining US-Latin American Relations. counterpunch.org An all-encompassing expression of goodwill in the form of a New Good Neighbor Policy will meet resistance from vested economic and military interests, as well as those persuaded by racist arguments. The Trump administration dusted off the 19th century Monroe Doctrine that subjugates the nations of the region to U.S. interests. The Biden administration, instead

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-01). Mayo Clinic Minute: Why Black women need to be screened for cervical cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org While all women can develop cervical cancer, non-Hispanic Black women are more likely to be diagnosed and die of cervical cancer, compared to white women in the U.S.This disparity is not due to genetic differences among white, Black or Hispanic women, but rather related to systemic racism, access to healthcare and socioeconomic factors, says Dr. Olivia Cardenas-Trowers, a Mayo Clinic urogynecologist. That is why she encourages women to learn more about this often-avoidable cancer and…

Codepink (2024-01-31). Redefining US-Latin American Relations: From Outdated Monroe Doctrine to a 21st Century Good Neighbor Policy. pressenza.com An all-encompassing expression of goodwill in the form of a New Good Neighbor Policy will meet resistance from vested economic and military interests, as well as those persuaded by racist arguments. | By Medea Benjamin and Steve Ellner | The Trump administration dusted off the 19th century Monroe Doctrine that subjugates the nations of the region to U.S. interests. The Biden administration, instead of reversing course, followed suite, with disastrous results for the region and a migration crisis that threatens Biden's re-election. | It has left most of Trump's sanctions against Venezuela and Cuba intact and has…

Cristen Hemingway Jaynes (2024-01-31). World's food system must be transformed for health of people and planet, study finds. peoplesworld.org According to a new global policy report — The Economics of the Food System Transformation by the Food System Economics Commission (FSEC) — how food is produced and consumed worldwide is leading to environmental damage and health impacts that add up to about 12 percent of the world's annual gross domestic product. The researchers found that a global transformation of food systems could …

Germán Gorraiz López (2024-01-31). Is Germany heading for a Dexit? pressenza.com After the consummation of Brexit, Germany's hypothetical exit from the Euro would bring about the end of the Eurozone and the gestation of a new European economic cartography that would mean a return to watertight economic compartments. | The "debt brake" doctrine: | According to Joel Kotkin in Forbes magazine, for decades "the countries of the North (Germany, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands, Finland, and the United Kingdom) have compensated for very low fertility rates and declining domestic demand with the arrival of immigrants and the creation of highly productive export-oriented economies". T…

Mnar Adley, MintPress News. (2024-01-31). Yemeni Houthis Speak About US Attacks, Their Blockade Of Israel. popularresistance.org The United States and the United Kingdom recently carried out their eighth round of strikes against targets in Yemen that they claim are being used by Yemen's Ansar Allah — known in the West as the Houthis — to threaten maritime navigation in the Red Sea. | Since Israel began its deadly incursion into Gaza on October 7 of last year, Ansar Allah has carried out a de facto campaign of targeted sanctions against Israeli economic interests, attacking ships traveling through the Red Sea that it says are tied to Israel. The operation stands out in the region, as neighboring Arab countries have largely staye…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-01-31). Mayo Clinic Minute: Why Black women need to be screened for cervical cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org While all women can develop cervical cancer, non-Hispanic Black women are more likely to be diagnosed and die of cervical cancer, compared to white women in the U.S.This disparity is not due to genetic differences among white, Black or Hispanic women, but rather related to systemic racism, access to healthcare and socioeconomic factors, says Dr. Olivia Cardenas-Trowers, a Mayo Clinic urogynecologist. That is why she encourages women to learn more about this often-avoidable cancer and…

People's Dispatch. (2024-01-31). Mali, Burkina Faso, And Niger Withdraw From ECOWAS. popularresistance.org In a televised statement on Sunday, January 28, Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger announced their withdrawal from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). Their exit has shrunk the regional bloc, condemned by West Africa's popular movements as an agent of French imperialism, to less than half its previous size, given the relatively vast expanse of Mali and Niger in the region. | Reduced from 15 member states to 12, ECOWAS has nevertheless said that the three countries, against whom it was set to go to war last year, "remain important members," although it had already suspended and sanctioned them.

RT (2024-01-31). Three West African States Quit Regional Bloc. dissidentvoice.org FILE PHOTO: Colonel Amadou Abdramane. © ORTN — Télé Sahel / AFP The military governments of Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger have announced their exit from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), claiming the regional bloc has become a tool for foreign powers, posing a threat to member states. The decision was made …

UN Children's Fund (2024-01-31). Lebanon: UNICEF and the Beirut Governorate in partnership with the Government of the Netherlands commit to empower and protect street and working children in Beirut [EN/AR]. reliefweb.int Countries: Lebanon, Netherlands | Source: UN Children's Fund | Please refer to the attached file. | 31 January 2024 — Lebanon's unrelenting and overlapping crises are forcing a growing number of families to send their children to work in a desperate effort to survive the socio-economic crisis engulfing the country. Following the increase in the number of street and working children in Beirut, UNICEF, the Beirut municipality, public institutions and civil society organizations are collaborating through a local action plan to empower and protect street and working children through standardized and compl…

Candace Baker (2024-01-31). Lawmakers Must Fully Fund the WIC Program. otherwords.org When my grandmother was raising my cousins and me, she taught us to work hard and go after what we wanted. I didn't know it at the time, but we were in poverty. | Scared of judgment and bureaucracy, my grandmother refused to apply for assistance programs. But that meant she had to work several jobs, day and night, bringing us with her because she couldn't afford child care. We barely got by — and enjoyed no time together outside of work and school. | We thought that's how everyone lived. Your grandma works around the clock and still can't make ends meet. That's life, right? But as I got older, I saw that ot…

CGIAR (2024-01-31). World: Ecosystem Assessment of Food, Land, and Water Actors in the Humanitarian, Development, and Peace Nexus (December 2023). reliefweb.int Countries: Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Jordan, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia, Sri Lanka, World, Yemen, Zimbabwe | Sources: CGIAR, International Water Management Institute | Please refer to the attached file. | Hangyul Song, Clara Sarangé, Anne Oderoh, Hauke Dahl, and Inga Jacobs-Mata | Executive Summary | 1.5 billion people live in fragility and conflict-affected settings (FCAS) and they face an increased risk of food insecurity and poverty trap. A systems approach in collaboration with innovators in FCAS is needed to produce practical and inclusive solutions that can…

WSWS (2024-02-01). UPS cuts 12,000 jobs: The ruling class accelerates its policy of mass unemployment. wsws.org The logistics giant's mass layoffs, which will go into effect in the first half of this year, are part of an accelerating and global wave of job-cutting in auto, technology and other industries.

Germán Gorraiz López (2024-01-31). Out of the Euro? Is Germany Heading for the Dexit? Recession, Social Fracture and Unemployment. globalresearch.ca

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-01). Toolkit for reducing cervical cancer risk. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women globally, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. In the U.S., cervical cancer is no longer a common cause of cancer death because of the use of a screening test called a Pap smear, which detects changes in cervical cells. While the overall rate of cervical cancer in the U.S. is declining, the number of people diagnosed with late-stage cervical cancer is increasing, and rates among Black women are disproportionately high. Research also indicates…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-01-31). Toolkit for reducing cervical cancer risk. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women globally, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. In the U.S., cervical cancer is no longer a common cause of cancer death because of the use of a screening test called a Pap smear, which detects changes in cervical cells. While the overall rate of cervical cancer in the U.S. is declining, the number of people diagnosed with late-stage cervical cancer is increasing, and rates among Black women are disproportionately high. Research also indicates…

newarab (2024-02-01). UK Labour in 'damage control' over Gaza, polls Muslim voters. newarab.com The UK Senior party figures are reportedly concerned that damage to Labour voting shares of Muslims, nearly half of whom voted for the party in 2019, could make a difference in over a dozen seats, particularly if polls narrow. | Labour has refused to back calls for a ceasefire in…

newarab (2024-01-31). UK Labour MP suspended over Gaza genocide post. newarab.com British Labour MP Kate Osamor has had the whip suspended while under investigation for a post that included The Edmonton MP's

presstv.ir (2024-01-31). UK's Labour suspends MP for using 'genocide' to describe Gaza war. presstv.ir Kate Osamor said Israel's war on Gaza should be remembered as an example of genocide in the world.

a guest author (2024-02-01). Desmontando la hipocresía occidental sobre Xinjiang y Gaza. workers.org Estatua del Presidente Mao Zedong en Kashgar, Región Autónoma Uigur de Xinjiang. Desmontando la hipocresía occidental sobre Xinjiang y Gaza Por Arjae Red Arjae Red, activista sindical y dirigente del Partido Mundo Obrero, junto con Sara Flounders, redactora colaboradora de Mundo Obrero, viajó en mayo de 2023 a la Región . . . |

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-01). Labor doubles down on support for genocidal Israel after ICJ ruling. greenleft.org.au

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-01). Labor's 'Stage 3 Lite' still gives biggest tax cuts to the rich. greenleft.org.au

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-01). Thousands march for Gaza, as Labor suspends aid to UN Palestine refugee agency. greenleft.org.au

Larry Johnson (2024-02-01). Great Conversation with Tom Luongo. sonar21.com A new friend. I was honored to be invited to chat with Tom Luongo. If you don't know Tom, I am a Former Research Chemist, Amateur Dairy Goat Farmer, Anarcho-Libertarian and Obstreperous Austrian Economist whose work can be found on sites like Zerohedge, Lewrockwell.com, Bitcoin Magazine and Newsmax Media. | I have a fantastic wife of 30 years and a teenage daughter, both of whom humble me with affection and respect I feel is now only mostly undeserved. | Professionally, I've spent a lot of my waking hours inside of various analytic laboratories testing…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-01). Mayo Clinic Minute: How precise diagnosis of lymphoma offers patients best treatment options. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Dr. Lisa Rimsza is a pathologist, director of the Mayo Clinic Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory and researcher with the Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center. Her research specializes in lymphoma, with a focus on developing tests for accurate patient diagnoses and assessing disease aggressiveness. Dr. Rimsza has made significant advances in this field of research. She says having a precise diagnosis allows physicians to provide patients with the best possible treatment. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/M6ARKpwlWYU Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1: 05) is in…

WSWS (2024-02-01). Australia: Psychologist reveals "horrors" for children in Queensland police cells. wsws.org A psychologist's open letter shows that Queensland's Labor state government is systematically inflicting shocking conditions on youth, mostly indigenous, in overcrowded police watch houses.

Abdullah F., Cyn Huang, Marsha Niemeijer, Convergence. (2024-01-31). How We Move Forward Together: The Rank And File Project. popularresistance.org Most major advances toward a more equal and just society come about because organized working people use their power to disrupt capitalist profits. And we think that's the only force that can ultimately end capitalist exploitation and establish a truly democratic society. For that reason, many on the Left see labor unions as essential to making radical change. But unions today are often top-down and undemocratic in structure, weak, defensive and even conservative in their politics. The labor movement lacks a coherent, organized left-wing leadership that could help re-found the movement on a democratic, class-stru…

anticapitalistresistance (2024-01-31). How Israel exports the technology of occupation around the world. anticapitalistresistance.org Israel uses the Palestinian territories as a testing ground for arms and surveillance technology that it then exports globally.

Association of Medical Doctors of Asia (2024-01-31). AMDA Emergency Relief #13: The Noto Peninsula Earthquake, Japan. reliefweb.int Country: Japan | Source: Association of Medical Doctors of Asia | Please refer to the attached file. | On 29 January, AMDA held a press conference to provide an update on the ongoing relief efforts in response to the Noto peninsula earthquake at Okayama International Center near AMDA Headquarters in Okayama, Japan. | Dr. Takushi Sato, the head of AMDA Japan, and coordinator Akira Onishi, AMDA's emergency relief chief, explained the current situation in quake-hit Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture. Elaborating on AMDA's relief work that began on 2 January, the two stressed the importance of continued assistance bas…

Editor (2024-01-31). Major Brands Like McDonald's, Kroger and Coca-Cola Linked to Forced Prison Labor. scheerpost.com

greenleft.org.au (2024-01-31). Labor doubles down on support for genocidal Israel after ICJ ruling. greenleft.org.au

greenleft.org.au (2024-01-31). Labor's 'Stage 3 Lite' still gives biggest tax cuts to the rich. greenleft.org.au

greenleft.org.au (2024-01-31). Thousands march for Gaza, as Labor suspends aid to UN Palestine refugee agency. greenleft.org.au

John Bachtell (2024-01-31). If re-elected, Trump would again dance to the tune of Mideast despots. peoplesworld.org Significant sections of the broad and diverse anti-MAGA, pro-democracy coalition, particularly among labor, African Americans, Arab Americans, Jewish Americans, and youth, strongly oppose the Biden administration's handling of the Israel-Palestine crisis and continued support for the far-right Israeli government's genocidal policies in Gaza. They rightly demand that the president back an immediate ceasefire, call for …

Labor Video Projectt (2024-01-31). IBT 808 Sec.Treas Chris Silvera on "confederate" Being Invited by IBT Pres. SOB. indybay.org New York Teamsters Local 808 Executive Secretary Chris Silvera has protested the visit of past president Trump to the Teamsters national headquarters on January 31, 2024 to see if the Teamsters should endorse him. Silvera calls Trump a confederate.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-01-31). Mayo Clinic Minute: How precise diagnosis of lymphoma offers patients best treatment options. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Dr. Lisa Rimsza is a pathologist, director of the Mayo Clinic Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory and researcher with the Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center. Her research specializes in lymphoma, with a focus on developing tests for accurate patient diagnoses and assessing disease aggressiveness. Dr. Rimsza has made significant advances in this field of research. She says having a precise diagnosis allows physicians to provide patients with the best possible treatment. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/M6ARKpwlWYU Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1: 05) is in…

US Agency for International Development (2024-01-31). Bangladesh: Effective humanitarian responses require collaborative environmental management: The approach in Cox's Bazar. reliefweb.int Countries: Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nigeria, Somalia, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) | Sources: US Agency for International Development, World Vision | Please refer to the attached file. | Mohamed Hilmi, Senior Coordinator and Technical Specialist for Shelter, Settlements, and DRR, InterAction | While humanitarian responses focus mostly on the emergency phase—like addressing lifesaving and immediate needs—addressing the impacts and risks of climate change is increasing in urgency. | To these ends, InterAction conducted climate research and consultations to understand how climate change and envir…

Independent Media Institute (2024-02-01). How Media Companies Can Meet Their Climate Commitments—and How Readers Can Help. pressenza.com A few simple strategies for recipe curation can help newsgroups achieve their own climate goals. | By Laura Lee Cascada | The global shift toward plant-forward diets, particularly in wealthy countries, is consistently Given the significant influence media wields in shaping cultural norms, news outlets have a unique opportunity to promote plant-based eating, mainly through the recipes they offer their audiences. Through several simple behavioral nudges, news out…

Sam Pizzigati (2024-01-31). Must We Limit the Wealthy's Wealth? counterpunch.org If the late, great egalitarian U.S. Supreme Court justice Louis Brandeis were looking down on us today and chanced upon a copy of the gripping new book from the egalitarian European philosopher Ingrid Robeyns, what might his reaction be? He'd be absolutely outraged. What would have Brandeis so outraged? Certainly not the book's theme. Justice

albawaba (2024-02-01). Mark Zuckerberg's wealth soars making him 5th richest person globally. albawaba.com ALBAWABA – The fortune of Meta's CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, saw a significant increase in 2023, with an addition of $84 billion. This propelled him to become the fifth richest person in the world, with a total net worth of $139.1 billion, according to Forbes' real-time billionaire list.Despite the challenges of the past year, this surge, estimated at around $9.6 million per hour or nearly $230.6 million per day, reflects the recovery of Meta's stock, approaching its all-time high. This reinforces investors' confidence in the company's long-term vision, transforming Facebook into more than just a social media platform.

Dean Baker (2024-02-01). GDP Grows 3.3 Percent in Fourth Quarter as Productivity Surge Continues. counterpunch.org The Commerce Department reported that GDP grew at a 3.3 percent rate in the fourth quarter driven by continued strength in consumption. This growth brought the growth for 2024 (4th quarter 2022 to 4th quarter 2023) to 3.1 percent. This is especially striking since this is a year for which many forecasters had projected a

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-02-01). Caffeine consumption: Some sources may surprise you. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org You probably know that tea and coffee contain caffeine, but did you know it also can be found in other drinks, food and some medications? When it comes to caffeine consumption, you're not alone if you depend on it to help you concentrate or be alert. Studies have shown that about 90% of U.S. adults consume a form of caffeine every day. How much caffeine is too much? Caffeine content in beverages widely varies. For…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-01-31). Caffeine consumption: Some sources may surprise you. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org You probably know that tea and coffee contain caffeine, but did you know it also can be found in other drinks, food and some medications? When it comes to caffeine consumption, you're not alone if you depend on it to help you concentrate or be alert. Studies have shown that about 90% of U.S. adults consume a form of caffeine every day. How much caffeine is too much? Caffeine content in beverages widely varies. For…

Mary Annette Pember (2024-01-31). Boarding Schools Played a Key Role in Spreading Disease in Native Populations. truthout.org George Little Wound was gravely ill when he was sent home to Pine Ridge from the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in 1889, just three years after arriving at the notorious boarding school. Little Wound, the son of Chief Little Wound, was among a group of three Pine Ridge students shipped home together with what the school physician described as "incipient consumption" and "scrofula… |

Elizabeth Vos, Consortium News. (2024-02-01). Russiagate And Gaza. popularresistance.org Just a few years ago, the Russiagate narrative dominated the news sphere: anyone who questioned the status quo was labeled a Putin puppet or a Russian bot, including American journalists. | In recent months, Israeli officials have similarly labeled anyone and any organization who opposes them as anti-Semitic or Hamas sympathizers, even going so far as to label the International Court of Justice anti-Semitic. | Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi took both narratives a step further over the weekend, calling on the F.B.I. to investigate pro-Palestinian protests for alleged financial ties to Russia. | Her statements c…

Eric Toussaint, Maxime Perriot (2024-02-01). Is there a debt crisis in the South and what is recommended by the CADTM? cadtm.org Maxime Perriot: In an article published in December 2023 you claimed in the wake of a World Bank report that "developing countries" were trapped in a new debt crisis, yet the Financial Times and other sources point out that in the first two weeks of 2024 several so-called developing countries managed to easily refinance their debt. What is actually the situation?
| The three developing countries that managed to sell sovereign bonds all produce oil and gas
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Eric Toussaint (2024-02-01). Early conflicts between the UN and the World Bank/IMF tandem. cadtm.org In July 2024, the World Bank and the IMF will be 80 years old. 80 years of financial neo-colonialism and the imposition of austerity policies in the name of debt repayment. 80 years is enough! The Bretton Woods institutions must be abolished and replaced by democratic institutions serving an ecological, feminist and anti-racist bifurcation. To mark these 80 years, we are republishing a series of articles every Wednesday until July, looking in detail at the history and damage caused by these (…) | – | / |

Eric Toussaint (2024-02-01). SUNFED versus World Bank. cadtm.org In July 2024, the World Bank and the IMF will be 80 years old. 80 years of financial neo-colonialism and the imposition of austerity policies in the name of debt repayment. 80 years is enough! The Bretton Woods institutions must be abolished and replaced by democratic institutions serving an ecological, feminist and anti-racist bifurcation. To mark these 80 years, we are republishing a series of articles every Wednesday until July, looking in detail at the history and damage caused by these (…) | – | / |

Eric Toussaint (2024-02-01). The WB assists those in power in a witch-hunting context. cadtm.org In July 2024, the World Bank and the IMF will be 80 years old. 80 years of financial neo-colonialism and the imposition of austerity policies in the name of debt repayment. 80 years is enough! The Bretton Woods institutions must be abolished and replaced by democratic institutions serving an ecological, feminist and anti-racist bifurcation. To mark these 80 years, we are republishing a series of articles every Wednesday until July, looking in detail at the history and damage caused by these (…) | – | / |

NEOB (2024-02-01). President Ramaphosa hands over Welisizwe programme bridges. sanews.gov.za President Ramaphosa hands over Welisizwe programme bridges | President Cyril Ramaphosa says the Welisizwe Rural Bridges Programme remains one of government's top priorities as these bridges improve the safety, well-being, and access for communities in rural areas. | On Wednesday, the President handed over complete bridges at the rural area of Mkhambathini in KwaZulu-Natal. | The Welisizwe Rural Bridges Programme is a result of the objectives announced in the 2023 State of the Nation Address that outlined government's plan to construct at least 96 bridges during the 2023/24 financial year. | Some 11 bridges have b…

Eric Toussaint, Maxime Perriot (2024-01-31). Is there a debt crisis in the South and what is recommended by the CADTM? cadtm.org Maxime Perriot: In an article published in December 2023 you claimed in the wake of a World Bank report that "developing countries" were trapped in a new debt crisis, yet the Financial Times and other sources point out that in the first two weeks of 2024 several so-called developing countries managed to easily refinance their debt. What is actually the situation?
| The three developing countries that managed to sell sovereign bonds all produce oil and gas
| Éric Toussaint: The three countries (…) | – |

Eric Toussaint (2024-01-31). Early conflicts between the UN and the World Bank/IMF tandem. cadtm.org In July 2024, the World Bank and the IMF will be 80 years old. 80 years of financial neo-colonialism and the imposition of austerity policies in the name of debt repayment. 80 years is enough! The Bretton Woods institutions must be abolished and replaced by democratic institutions serving an ecological, feminist and anti-racist bifurcation. To mark these 80 years, we are republishing a series of articles every Wednesday until July, looking in detail at the history and damage caused by these (…) | – | / |

Eric Toussaint (2024-01-31). The WB assists those in power in a witch-hunting context. cadtm.org In July 2024, the World Bank and the IMF will be 80 years old. 80 years of financial neo-colonialism and the imposition of austerity policies in the name of debt repayment. 80 years is enough! The Bretton Woods institutions must be abolished and replaced by democratic institutions serving an ecological, feminist and anti-racist bifurcation. To mark these 80 years, we are republishing a series of articles every Wednesday until July, looking in detail at the history and damage caused by these (…) | – | / |

EDWIN (2024-02-01). SIU authorised to investigate ECRDA. sanews.gov.za SIU authorised to investigate ECRDA | President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed Proclamation R147 of 2024 authorising the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) to investigate allegations of serious maladministration in the affairs of the Eastern Cape Rural Development Agency (ECRDA). | The SIU is also authorised to recover any financial losses suffered by the State and ECDRA. | "Proclamation R147 of 2024 authorises the SIU to probe the procurement and/or contracting for goods, works or services concerning a tender for the planning and design of the Marine Tilapia Industry Incubator Project within the Mbhashe Local Municipa…

NEOB (2024-02-01). SIU to probe Eastern Cape Rural Development Agency affairs. sanews.gov.za SIU to probe Eastern Cape Rural Development Agency affairs | The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) is expected to investigate allegations of serious maladministration at the Eastern Cape Rural Development Agency (ECRDA). | This after President Cyril Ramaphosa signed a proclamation authorising the unit to delve into the affairs of the agency. | SIU spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago said the unit will also look to recover any financial losses that the state may have incurred. | "Proclamation R147 of 2024 authorises the SIU to probe the procurement and/or contracting for goods, works or services concerning a tender for th…

Lindsay Owens, Elizabeth Pancotti (2024-01-31). It's Not 'Inflation' — We're Just Getting Ripped Off. Here's Proof. otherwords.org Corporate profits accounted for more than half of recent price increases. To stamp out inflation once and for all, we need to crack down on price gouging.

Rhoda Wilson (2024-02-01). South Australian tribunal orders employer to pay compensation for vaccine injury. expose-news.com The South Australian Employment Tribunal ordered the Department of Child Protection ("DCP") to pay compensation and medical expenses to a youth worker who developed pericarditis after getting a covid booster under a …

Dave DeCamp (2024-02-01). Report: Iraqi Government, Iran Pressured Kataib Hezbollah to Stop Attacking US. news.antiwar.com The Iraqi government and Iran pressured Kataib Hezbollah and other Iraqi Shia militias to suspend attacks against US forces in an effort to de-escalate tensions in the region, Reuters reported on Wednesday. Kataib Hezbollah, one of Iraq's main Shia militias, announced on Tuesday that it was suspending operations against the US because it didn't want …

Peoples Dispatch (2024-01-31). In suspending funding to UNRWA, the West has become an active participant in Israel's ethnic cleansing of Palestinians. peoplesdispatch.org Israel has made life impossible for Gazans by eliminating all material conditions for their survival including the crucial support provided by the UN refugee agency…

Sharon Zhang (2024-01-31). Bernie Sanders Calls for US and Others to Restore UNRWA Funding. truthout.org Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) is calling on the U.S. and international community to restore their funding to Palestine's primary aid agency after more than a dozen countries and the European Union announced that they were suspending funds over the past week. In a statement released Tuesday, Sanders called for Israeli officials' allegations against employees in the UN Relief and Works Agency for… |

EDWIN (2024-01-31). Telkom's investment to aid connectivity. sanews.gov.za Telkom's investment to aid connectivity | Telecommunications provider Telkom says the R5.9 billion it had pledged during the last South African Investment Conference (SAIC) will contribute towards enhancing connectivity, especially as the country prepares for the national general elections this year. | The company is deploying 4G and 5G network infrastructure nationally. | At the fifth South Africa Investment Conference (SAIC) which was held in April 2023, Telkom announced that it would be investing R5.97 billion in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) infrastructure development across South Africa.

ecns.cn (2024-01-31). SOE profits, share value prioritized. ecns.cn The State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council said it will comprehensively promote the inclusion of market value management in the performance appraisal system for the executives at listed SOEs.

Mark Gruenberg, People's World. (2024-01-31). Fed Up With Inaction, Rail Unions Draft And Push Their Own Safety Plan. popularresistance.org Washington – Fed up with the big Class I freight railroads' incessant drive to put profits over people, and safety, and with federal regulators' piecemeal and often pro-corporate responses, a coalition of rail freight unions issued a comprehensive analysis of the problem, with key recommendations to the government to force the carriers to put people first. | The study, including pages of internal railroad documents and e-mails, reveals the horrible impacts of the railroads' system, Precision Scheduled Railroading (PSR). It's designed to cut costs and workers, including safety workers who inspect freight cars and…

The Independent (2024-01-31). IATA signals a vibrant comeback for aviation in 2024. independent.co.ug Industry revenues are projected to reach a historic high of $964 billion ANALYSIS | AGENCIES | The profits projected for airlines in 2024 are expected to stabilize, despite net profitability forecasted to be well below the cost of capital, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Industry insiders anticipate that the global aviation sector will …

WSWS (2024-01-31). GM profits exceed Wall Street's expectations. wsws.org The UAW's "stand up" strike had a negligible impact on the automaker which took in more fourth quarter profits compared to last year despite the strike.

isabella (2024-01-31). Koch Industries and the Attack on Regulation. inequality.org

A Guest Author (2024-01-31). Ukraine: 'Capitalism is always war'. workers.org By Dmitry Dezhnev Message to the International Assembly against Imperialism in Solidarity with Palestine, on Jan. 21, in New York City. Dear comrades, we sincerely greet you on behalf of the Union of Political Emigrants and Political Prisoners of Ukraine (UPPU)! Exactly 100 years ago, on Jan. 21, 1924, our . . . |

a guest author (2024-01-31). Ukraine: 'Capitalism is always war'. workers.org By Dmitry Dezhnev Message to the International Assembly against Imperialism in Solidarity with Palestine, on Jan. 21, in New York City. Dear comrades, we sincerely greet you on behalf of the Union of Political Emigrants and Political Prisoners of Ukraine (UPPU)! Exactly 100 years ago, on Jan. 21, 1924, our . . . |

Amnesty International (2024-01-31). Myanmar: New data suggests military still importing fuel for deadly air strikes despite sanctions. reliefweb.int Country: Myanmar | Source: Amnesty International | Please refer to the attached file. | Shipping data suggests attempt to evade sanctions in aviation fuel supply chain | Direct sales of fuel diminish; instead intermediaries appear to aid purchase of fuel to Myanmar | At least seven shipments of aviation fuel to Myanmar in 2023, with direct links to storage unit in Viet Nam | 2023 the worst year for air strikes in Myanmar since coup three years ago | New evidence suggests Myanmar's military is using new tactics to import aviation fuel after sanctions were imposed in response to air strikes that have unlawful…

Adam Fishbein (2024-01-31). How Did Ecuador Spiral into This Nightmare? It Was the Neoliberal Dismantling of the State. cepr.net Sidecar See article on original site Ecuador has become a grim fixture in international headlines as it grapples with the deadly violence that has surged rapidly over the past few years. Until last year, media coverage mostly centered on Ecuador's frequent prison riots and massacres, which have claimed over 400 deaths since 2021. But as …

Joe Allen (2024-02-01). The Crisis in the Teamsters. counterpunch.org Last summer, the Teamsters were riding a wave of goodwill and favorable publicity. The union's year-long contract campaign at UPS raised expectations for a potential transformative national strike at the country's largest private-sector employer. Much of the US Left, especially the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), encouraged dozens of their members to get jobs at UPS, while over one

Canadian, Palestinian Coalition (2024-01-31). Arms Exports to Israel Violate Canadian and International Law. socialistproject.ca On January 28, a coalition of Canadians and Palestinians wrote to Minister of Foreign Affairs Mélanie Joly demanding that the federal government immediately halt all exports and transfers of Canadian military goods and technology to Israel. | The coalition, which consists of Canadian Lawyers for International Human Rights (CLAIHR), Al-Haq — Law in the Service of Man, Ayman Oweida and a confidential Palestinian asylum seeker, argues that the Export and Import Permits Act prevents Canada from issuing permits to Canadian companies to export military goods and technology to Israel due to the sub…

Liberation Staff (2024-01-31). Claudia De la Cruz/Karina Garcia socialist presidential campaign holds kick-off event in Newark, NJ. liberationnews.org Supporters of the Claudia De la Cruz/Karina Garcia 2024 socialist presidential ticket gathered in Newark, New Jersey on January 28 for the kick-off in-person campaign event.

WSWS (2024-01-31). "Building the world party was Helen's goal in life, to which she made an indelible contribution" wsws.org We are publishing here the tribute to Helen Halyard written by Patrick Martin, a member of the US editorial board of the World Socialist Web Site and a member of the Workers League and Socialist Equality Party for 52 years, and Esther Galen, a member of the Workers League and Socialist Equality Party for 53 years.

thecommunists (2024-01-31). Serbian communists denounce west-backed post-election violence. thecommunists.org Our party congratulates the New Communist Party of Yugoslavia (NKPJ) and the Union of Communist Youth of Yugoslavia (SKOJ) on their recent success in Serbian elections. Despite discriminatory laws which aim to prevent real working-class representatives from electoral participation, the NKPJ was able to participate by including seven candidates on the Russian party's list. This …

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ecns.cn (2024-01-30). About 70% of foreign-invested companies upbeat about China's market potential: official. ecns.cn More foreign-invested companies surveyed by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) in the fourth quarter of 2023 said they were satisfied with China's business environment.

infobrics (2024-01-30). EU considers sabotaging Hungary's economy to provide military aid to Kiev. infobrics.org Charles Michel will not step down as EC President to stop Orbán from presiding over summits.

Michael Roberts (2024-01-30). Davos and the melting world economy. cadtm.org

Aram Aharonian (2024-01-29). Argentina: When the people say no, internal plots grow. pressenza.com Crowds of citizens across the country on Wednesday 24 joined the strike against reforms aimed at deregulating the Argentine economy and reducing the size of the state and its levels of intervention pushed by the government of Argentina's ultra-right-wing president Javier Milei. | In barely 45 days in office, Milei has lost several points of support in society and the conviction of many who still want or need to believe him has weakened. The government did not expect this adhesion to the trade union-popular call, appealed to intimidation and threats and only succeeded in motivating the demonstrators even more. | A…

ecns.cn (2024-01-30). Chinese economy shows strong growth momentum. ecns.cn Chinese economy has shown strong economic growth momentum with a total of 16 provincial-level regions, including seven in the western region and two in the central, outpacing the national economic growth rate in 2023…

Adam Fishbein (2024-01-29). January Jobs Preview: What to Expect in the January Jobs Report. cepr.net Barring an unexpected jump, January will be the 24th consecutive month of below 4.0 percent unemployment. The economy is closing in the record of 26 consecutive months, set between November of 1967 and January of 1970. There is little reason to expect unemployment to change much from the 3.7 percent rate of the last two …

Dean Baker (2024-01-29). Black Employment Rates Are at Record Highs, Aren't Any Blacks Happy with the Biden Economy? cepr.net The Washington Post had a piece on how many Black men are not enthusiastic about the economy under President Biden. This is a useful and important piece, since polls show that Black men are not very supportive of Biden. Historically, Blacks have overwhelmingly supported Democratic presidential candidates, if Biden cannot count on winning a large …

ecns.cn (2024-01-29). Foreign diplomats hail province's burgeoning ice-and-snow economy. ecns.cn The visitors, from countries with a strong winter sports culture and member states of the Olympic Council of Asia, also aimed to forge cooperation in the ice-and-snow industry.

infobrics (2024-01-29). Russia and India Partner to Create a Digital Economy in BRICS Expansion. infobrics.org Both countries are also exploring a native BRICS currency…

NEOB (2024-01-29). SAHRC releases July 2021 unrest report. sanews.gov.za SAHRC releases July 2021 unrest report | The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has released its report into the July 2021 unrest that unfolded in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), during which some 350 people lost their lives. | The violence and destruction also caused damage to infrastructure and businesses costing South Africa's economy some R50 billion, with a further two million jobs being lost or affected. | Speaking at the release of the report, SAHRC Commissioner Philile Ntuli said the commission found that myriad factors co…

David S. D'Amato (2024-01-30). The Ambiguity of Competition, Reconsidered. counterpunch.org We live in an era of unprecedented economic consolidation, with a handful of extremely large and powerful companies dominating the largest and most important industry sectors. That we mistakenly treat this as an environment of dynamic and intense competition demonstrates a lack of understanding underpinned by a concerted propaganda effort on the part of the

ecns.cn (2024-01-30). Gold output, consumption to stay robust in 2024. ecns.cn Gold output and consumption are expected to remain in positive territory this year, experts said, after the yellow metal's off-take rose significantly in China last year, fueled by economic recovery and sustained purchases by the central bank.

Global Research News (2024-01-30). Selected Articles: Ukraine Sells Its Soul to the WEF'ers: Launches Program to Fully Digitize Citizenry in Partnership with Globalist World Economic Forum. globalresearch.ca By The World Economic Forum…

Margaret Flowers, Clearing the FOG. (2024-01-30). Neoliberalism Plunges Ecuador Into A State Of Crisis; US Escalates Militarism. popularresistance.org On January 7, Adolfo Macias, known as "Fito", a leader of an Ecuadorian drug cartel, escaped from prison, which sparked uprisings across the country. In response, President Daniel Noboa declared a national state of emergency and decreed that the country is in a state of internal conflict, listing 20 gangs as terrorist groups. Clearing the FOG spoke with Alex Main of the Center for Economic Policy and Research about the conditions that have led to growing poverty, insecurity and violence in Ecuador. Main explains how the United States is exploiting the current situation to justify sending US weapons and military p…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-01-30). Mayo Clinic Minute: Why Black women need to be screened for cervical cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org While all women can develop cervical cancer, non-Hispanic Black women are more likely to be diagnosed and die of cervical cancer, compared to white women in the U.S.This disparity is not due to genetic differences among white, Black or Hispanic women, but rather related to systemic racism, access to healthcare and socioeconomic factors, says Dr. Olivia Cardenas-Trowers, a Mayo Clinic urogynecologist. That is why she encourages women to learn more about this often-avoidable cancer and…

RT (2024-01-30). US and UK to blame for Ukraine conflict — former Czech president. pressenza.com The conflict between Moscow and Kiev really began in 2008 when NATO agreed to eventually admit Ukraine, Vaclav Klaus said | The ongoing conflict between Moscow and Kiev is the result of a series of mistakes made by the US and its NATO allies, former Czech President Vaclav Klaus, told the World Economic Forum in Davos in a speech published on Friday. | The West's blatant disregard for the geopolitical context led to this "tragic historic event" that "could and should have been avoided," Klaus, who led the Czech Republic between 2003 and 2013, said."This war started on 4 April 2008," Klaus said, referring to a NATO…

Ann Brown (2024-01-29). Greenwood Bank Loans Killer Mike And T.I. $1.2M For New Seafood Restaurant In ATL. moguldom.com Renowned artists T.I. and Killer Mike are revitalizing Atlanta's historic Bankhead Seafood Restaurant with the help of a $1.2 million loan from Greenwood and Georgia Banking Company. The process of reopening the restaurant has been years in the making, so the loan should speed up plans. The loan aims to boost job opportunities and economic …

cameron orr (2024-01-29). Forward together: For pre-convention discussion. cpusa.org Editor's note: The CPUSA National Committee adopted the document below at its January 27th meeting to frame its preconvention discussion. It's the first of three, the second of which will be on the role of the party. The third will be on the international situation. | The U.S. is in the midst of a deep systemic crisis, perhaps the most severe since the Civil War and the Great Depression. It is a political, economic, social, cultural and ideological crisis of the capitalist system. Confidence in government is at an all-time low, while working-class anger at mounting inequality is at an all-time high. Gaza, Ukra…

Leo Hohmann (2024-01-29). Ukraine Sells Its Soul to the WEF'ers: Launches Program to Fully Digitize Citizenry in Partnership with Globalist World Economic Forum. globalresearch.ca

midwesternmarx (2024-01-29). Beyond Palestine – A Time to Break Silence By: Jacan Stone. midwesternmarx.com ​King marching against the Vietnam War. I am happy to see that more and more people are giving attention to the actual radical history of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the bastardization of his radicalism by the establishment in its attempt to neuter his lessons in radical activism. That being said, on what would be today his 95th birthday, it is clear the transformative visions he had for the country's political, religious, social, and economic life are far from realized. A …

Orinoco Tribune 2 (2024-01-29). Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger Exit ECOWAS, Form Separate Alliance. orinocotribune.com In recent months, the three African nations solidified their positions and formed an "Alliance of Sahel States." | The military governments in Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger on Sunday declared their prompt exit from the West African bloc ECOWAS. | The leaders of the three Sahel nations released a statement, asserting that their departure from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is a "sovereign decision" to be executed "without delay." | Facing challenges from the ongoing insurgencies and economic hardship, the governments have experienced strained relations with ECOWAS, particularly following co…

Staff (2024-01-29). Iran calls on Islamic nations to cut off economic arteries of Israeli regime. muslimmirror.com Tehran : Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Nasser Kanaani has called on Islamic countries to use the tools they have to cut off the economic and political arteries of the Israeli regime to support the Palestinian people in war-hit Gaza and the occupied West Bank. "Islamic countries have tools at their disposal which they can use …

Victoria Torres (2024-01-29). Venezuela: US Balks At Electoral Disqualifications, VP Rodriguez Calls for More Economic Recovery Efforts. orinocotribune.com Last Friday, Venezuela's Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) ruled against some far-right figures in national politics, all of whom are opposed to the revolutionary government and openly anti-Chavista. These far-right figures include Henrique Capriles and María Corina Machado, As a result of the ruling, the US State Department, in a new interventionist attack, t…

DikelediM (2024-01-30). Have your say on National Small Enterprise Amendment Bill. sanews.gov.za Have your say on National Small Enterprise Amendment Bill | The Select Committee on Trade and Industry, Economic Development, Small Business Development, Tourism, Employment and Labour has invited stakeholders and interested parties to make written submissions on the National Small Enterprise Amendment Bill [B16B — 2023] (sec 76). | The Bill seeks to amend the National Small Enterprise Act, 1996, in order to amend, delete, insert and to substitute certain definitions. | It also aims to provide for the report of the Advisory Body; provide for the establishment of the Small Enterprise Development Finance Age…

tvbrics (2024-01-30). Russian and Chinese companies concluded more than 50 deals in Shenyang. tvbrics.com The city hosted a conference on Sino-Russian trade and economic co-operation…

tvbrics (2024-01-30). South Africa and Saudi Arabia intend to increase bilateral trade and investments. tvbrics.com Business Council meeting emphasised the potential of economic relations between the countries…

_____ (2024-01-29). This Holocaust Remembrance Day, 'Never Again' Is Now. transcend.org 27 Jan 2024 – Today, Gaza is a shell of its former self. Entire neighborhoods have been wiped from the face of the Earth, replaced by a gray wasteland unfit for human life: bustling markets and crowded cafes, libraries home to thousands of precious books, bakeries filled with the smell of fresh bread — all of it turned to ash by Zionist IDF forces.

British Medical Journal (2024-01-30). Trajectories and correlates of poor mental health in India over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic: a nationwide survey. reliefweb.int Country: India | Source: British Medical Journal | Emma Nichols, Sarah Petrosyan, Pranali Khobragade, Joyita Banerjee, Marco Angrisani, Sharmistha Dey, David E Bloom, Simone Schaner, Aparajit B Dey, Jinkook Lee | Abstract | Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic had large impacts on mental health; however, most existing evidence is focused on the initial lockdown period and high-income contexts. By assessing trajectories of mental health symptoms in India over 2 years, we aim to understand the effect of later time periods and pandemic characteristics on mental health in a lower-middle income context. | Methods We…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-01-30). Toolkit for reducing cervical cancer risk. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women globally, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. In the U.S., cervical cancer is no longer a common cause of cancer death because of the use of a screening test called a Pap smear, which detects changes in cervical cells. While the overall rate of cervical cancer in the U.S. is declining, the number of people diagnosed with late-stage cervical cancer is increasing, and rates among Black women are disproportionately high. Research also indicates…

Rick Baum (2024-01-30). Wealth of Musk Compared to the Income of Shohei Ohtani and a Tesla Assembly Line Worker. counterpunch.org Many people do not like reading articles containing numbers. Doing so is necessary to be able to grasp the extent of the wealth of the world's wealthiest individual, Elon Musk. Comparing Musk's wealth with the future income of baseball player Shohei Ohtani and that of a newly hired assembly line worker at the Tesla Fremont,

Ann Brown (2024-01-29). Fact Check: You Can Get Uncle Sam And IRS Out Of Your Wallet By Moving To Puerto Rico. moguldom.com If you move from mainland U.S. to Puerto Rico, an unincorporated U.S. territory, can you avoid federal income tax? The discussion around this cite a program known as Act 60. While this program offers substantial tax benefits to new residents of Puerto Rico, there are misconceptions and overlooked details regarding its implementation and impact. The …

presstv.ir (2024-01-30). UK's Labour suspends MP for using 'genocide' to describe Gaza war. presstv.ir Kate Osamor said Israel's war on Gaza should be remembered as an example of genocide in the world.

globallabourcolumn (2024-01-29). Trade unionism and Chinese multinational companies. globallabourcolumn.org China's state-owned contractors are the top players in the global construction market.

newarab (2024-01-30). UK Labour MP suspended over Gaza genocide post. newarab.com British Labour MP Kate Osamor has had the whip suspended while under investigation for a post that included The Edmonton MP's

Janine (2024-01-29). Government leads partnerships in addressing pressing challenges. sanews.gov.za Government leads partnerships in addressing pressing challenges | By Michael Currin | Our history has shown that when South Africans pull together in partnership, there is nothing that we cannot overcome. We adeptly demonstrated this when we worked together to drive back the spread of COVID-19 through a societal-wide approach. | The strong partnerships forged between government, business, organised labour and civil society were instrumental in saving precious lives. This partnership has today become a blueprint to address our country's most pressing challenges in energy, transport and logistics, and crime and cor…

presstv.ir (2024-01-29). UK's Labour suspends MP for using 'genocide' to describe Gaza war. presstv.ir Kate Osamor said Israel's war on Gaza should be remembered as an example of genocide in the world.

greenleft.org.au (2024-01-30). Labor's 'Stage 3 Lite' still gives biggest tax cuts to the rich. greenleft.org.au

greenleft.org.au (2024-01-30). Thousands march for Gaza, as Labor suspends aid to UN Palestine refugee agency. greenleft.org.au

Labor Video Project (2024-01-30). NO Meeting with "Insurrectionist" Says IBT VP John Palmer after Order from IBT Pres SOB. indybay.org Teamster president Sean O'Brien SOB met privately with Trump at Mar-a-Lago and then ordered all Teamster executive Board member to come to DC on January 31, 2024 to meet with past president Trump. IBT Vice President John Palmer rejected the order and said that SOB and the Teamsters should not be meeting with an "insurrectionist" which he said is a violation of their bylaws and constitution.

Labor Video Projectt (2024-01-30). IBT 808 Sec.Treas Chris Silvera on "confederate" Being Invited by IBT Pres. SOB. indybay.org New York Teamsters Local 808 Executive Secretary Chris Silvera has protested the visit of past president Trump to the Teamsters national headquarters on January 31, 2024 to see if the Teamsters should endorse him. Silvera calls Trump a confederate.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-01-30). Mayo Clinic engages Cerebras to deliver potent computing power, scale AI transformation. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic, the world's No. 1 hospital and a global leader in advancing trusted generative artificial intelligence (AI) healthcare applications, has announced a multi-year strategic collaboration with Cerebras Systems to develop multimodal large language models (LLMs) to improve patient outcomes and diagnoses. The collaboration combines Mayo Clinic's expansive repository of decades of deidentified clinical data with generative AI capabilities developed by Cerebras to train models to complement physicians' expertise. The…

WSWS (2024-01-30). Australian Aboriginal professor Marcia Langton presents indigenous business as "the way forward" wsws.org Langton's latest response to the Labor government's Voice referendum debacle underlines the pro-capitalist character of the narrow privileged layer she represents.

WSWS (2024-01-30). Protests against Gaza genocide in Australia: "The capitalist system cannot be reformed. It needs to be changed by us." wsws.org For the 16th successive week, thousands voiced their opposition to the Zionist onslaught and the complicity of the federal Labor government.

Alan Austin (2024-01-29). Backtracking forwards: Hypocrisy over Labor's altered Stage 3 tax cuts. independentaustralia.net

Bennett Shoop, Jamal Rich (2024-01-29). D.C. Palestinians and allies demand Gaza ceasefire resolution from Council. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON, DC—DC residents have been pushing the Council of DC for months to pass a resolution calling for a ceasefire in Gaza. Councilmembers have been reluctant to sign on or introduce the measure, so a coalition of DC area Palestinian families and local business owners, local labor leaders, and Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners (ANCs) made their …

Editor (2024-01-29). After Expelling Palestinian Workers, Israel Turns to the Global South for Labor. scheerpost.com

Government of Indonesia (2024-01-29). Indonesia and Mekong River Commission Ink Partnership for Sustainable Water Management. reliefweb.int Country: Indonesia | Sources: Government of Indonesia, Mekong River Commission | Luang Prabang, 28 January 2024 — The Republic of Indonesia and the Mekong River Commission (MRC) have signed a historic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today, initiating their collaboration on sustainable development, climate change adaptation, disaster risk management, and water resource management. | Under the MoU, Indonesia and the MRC aim to enhance the exchange of views, experiences, and best practices in addressing water-related challenges, and promoting sustainable water resource management. | The collaboration will…

albawaba (2024-01-29). Iran executes 4 men accused of espionage for Israel. albawaba.com ALBAWABA – Iranian authorities announced the execution of four men convicted of collaborating with Iran's archrival Israel in a plan to attack an Iranian defense site. According to the Judiciary Media Center, the four men identified as Mohammad Faramarzi, Mohsen Mazloum, Wafa Azarbar, and Pejman Fatehi, were arrested in July 2022 and accused of plotting to carry out an operation against a Ministry of Defense center in the central province of Isfahan."After completing the preliminary investigation in the prosecutor's office, collecting evidence and documents, establishing the crime, and explaining the charges to e…

greenleft.org.au (2024-01-29). Thousands march for Gaza, as Labor suspends aid to UN Palestine refugee agency. greenleft.org.au

Labor Video Project (2024-01-29). NO Meeting With "Insurrectionist" Says IBT VP John Palmer After Order From IBT Pres SOB. indybay.org Teamster president Sean O'Brien SOB met privately with Trump at Mar-a-Lago and then ordered all Teamster executive Board member to come to DC on January 31, 2024 to meet with past president Trump. IBT Vice President John Palmer rejected the order and said that SOB and the Teamsters should not be meeting with an "insurrectionist" which he said is a violation of their bylaws and constitution.

Labor Video Projectt (2024-01-29). IBT 808 Sec.Treas Chris Silvera on "confederate" Being Invited By IBT Pres. SOB. indybay.org New York Teamsters Local 808 Executive Secretary Chris Silvera has protested the visit of past president Trump to the Teamsters national headquarters on January 31, 2024 to see if the Teamsters should endorse him. Silvera calls Trump a confederate.

Pressenza Philippines (2024-01-29). IMAHICA ART presents CONSCIOUS CREATIONS: A Sustainability Art Show and Business Mixer in Collaboration with BNI Iconic. pressenza.com As a pioneer in artistic innovation and environmental consciousness, Imahica Art presents its exhibition, Conscious Creations, a captivating showcase of artworks which commenced with the Opening Reception and Business Mixer on January 27, 2024. This showcase of exceptional artworks will run up to February 11, 2024, at the Imahika Art Gallery. | The exhibit, Conscious Creations, introduces a diverse array of artworks, spanning from repurposed sculptures to eco-conscious installations and paintings inspired by the environment. Each piece conveys a compelling message, underscoring the significance of sustainability…

Tim Gooden, Alex Bainbridge (2024-01-29). Tim Gooden: 'Unions have to do more to support Palestine'. greenleft.org.au Tim Gooden, retired secretary of the Geelong Trades Hall Council, believes the ACTU and unions can and should exert more public pressure on Labor to take a stand for Palestine. Alex Bainbridge interviewed him.

_____ (2024-01-29). How Wealthy Corporations Use Investment Agreements to Extract Millions from Developing Countries. transcend.org 14 Jan 2024 – A case in point: When Ecuador placed a windfall tax on foreign oil operations, French and U.S. companies filed claims—and were awarded more than $800 million.

_____ (2024-01-29). Nonviolent Strategy to Halt the Genocide in Gaza, Liberate Palestine and Defeat the Global Technocracy. transcend.org 24 Jan 2024 – In accordance with its long-planned, detailed and comprehensive blueprint labeled 'The Great Reset', the Global Elite is currently implementing its program to reshape world order, kill off a substantial proportion of the human population, enclose the Commons 'forever', transfer all remaining wealth to the Elite and enslave those left alive in one of their technocratic 'smart city' prisons.

albawaba (2024-01-29). Dubai housing prices could crash down. albawaba.com ALBAWABA — Dubai has seen a big surge in real estate sales, especially after the COVID Pandemic, with 2023 seeing a boost in property sales compared to 2022, especially from Russian buyers who took to Dubai in hopes to protect their assets after the Russia-Ukraine war started early 2022 according to The Media Line, later followed by a trend of Chinese buyers, seeing UAE's market as a target for wealthy customers, according to property agency Knight Frank, which added expectations for the city to become a major hub comparable to New York City, London and Singapore.However, a report by Reuters sheds light on…

albawaba (2024-01-29). Bernard Arnault Overtakes Elon Musk to become the world's richest person! albawaba.com ALBAWABA – French billionaire Bernard Arnault, Chairman and CEO of the global luxury goods conglomerate LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy), which includes brands like Louis Vuitton, has surpassed Elon Musk, the CEO of the American electric car company Tesla, to become the world's richest person.Arnault's net worth and family wealth increased to $207.8 billion after a $23.6 billion rise on Friday, according to Forbes magazine, as reported by the Indian site "Live Mint."In contrast, the net worth of Tesla's CEO reached $204.5 billion, while the market value of LVMH reached $388.8 billion on Friday, compared to Tesl…

Rosalind English (2024-01-30). Sanctions can be imposed on British subject. ukhumanrightsblog.com Philips v Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs [2024] EWHC 32 (Admin) This application for judicial review raised an interesting and novel question. Could a private individual, a British citizen, be designated under the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018? The claimant, a British journalist, had reporting on the Donbas region of …

Myanmar Information Management Unit (2024-01-30). Myanmar: Market Analysis Unit: Market Price Report – Sagaing Region (December 2023). reliefweb.int Country: Myanmar | Source: Myanmar Information Management Unit | Please refer to the attached file. | The MAU tracks market prices in southern Sagaing Region. Data are collected from three vendors per product per market at the end of each month. The data include prices from Monywa (main market), Myaung (Na Bet), Shwebo (main market), Ye-U (Tin Tein Yan), and Yinmarbin (Yin Paung Taing). Data and product specs are available at KEY FINDINGS | Essential food prices held stable again in December, and cooking oil…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-01-30). Caffeine consumption: Some sources may surprise you. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org You probably know that tea and coffee contain caffeine, but did you know it also can be found in other drinks, food and some medications? When it comes to caffeine consumption, you're not alone if you depend on it to help you concentrate or be alert. Studies have shown that about 90% of U.S. adults consume a form of caffeine every day. How much caffeine is too much? Caffeine content in beverages widely varies. For…

Eric Toussaint, Maxime Perriot (2024-01-30). Is there a debt crisis in the South and what is recommended by the CADTM? cadtm.org Maxime Perriot: In an article published in December 2023 you claimed in the wake of a World Bank report that "developing countries" were trapped in a new debt crisis, yet the Financial Times and other sources point out that in the first two weeks of 2024 several so-called developing countries managed to easily refinance their debt. What is actually the situation?
| The three developing countries that managed to sell sovereign bonds all produce oil and gas
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Eric Toussaint (2024-01-30). Early conflicts between the UN and the World Bank/IMF tandem. cadtm.org In July 2024, the World Bank and the IMF will be 80 years old. 80 years of financial neo-colonialism and the imposition of austerity policies in the name of debt repayment. 80 years is enough! The Bretton Woods institutions must be abolished and replaced by democratic institutions serving an ecological, feminist and anti-racist bifurcation. To mark these 80 years, we are republishing a series of articles every Wednesday until July, looking in detail at the history and damage caused by these (…) | – | / |

Eric Toussaint (2024-01-30). The WB assists those in power in a witch-hunting context. cadtm.org In July 2024, the World Bank and the IMF will be 80 years old. 80 years of financial neo-colonialism and the imposition of austerity policies in the name of debt repayment. 80 years is enough! The Bretton Woods institutions must be abolished and replaced by democratic institutions serving an ecological, feminist and anti-racist bifurcation. To mark these 80 years, we are republishing a series of articles every Wednesday until July, looking in detail at the history and damage caused by these (…) | – | / |

Eric Toussaint (2024-01-30). En el Sur, ørealmente existe una crisis de la deuda? øAnte eso, qué preconiza el CADTM? globalizacion.ca Maxime Perriot: En un artículo publicado en diciembre de 2023 afirmabas, en relación a un informe del Banco Mundial, que los ´países en desarrollo ª ya estaban entrampados en una nueva crisis de la deuda, sin embargo, el Financial Times y…

Lee Camp, BreakThrough News. (2024-01-30). The Biggest Financial Scam In Human History. popularresistance.org It's the largest financial scam in human history. $1 Trillion a year of your tax dollars goes to the Pentagon and they can't say where it's going. In fact they recently said they can't account for 63% of their assets — as they failed their sixth straight audit. But we do know they buy $52,000 trash cans. And we know they once lost $12 Billion of shrink-wrapped dollar bills in Iraq. And that's just the beginning of it. Most of the money is used to destroy lives around the globe. In this episode of America Inc. Lee Camp reveals all the dirty details with a dose of comedy thrown in to help the truth go down ea…

WSWS (2024-01-30). Passenger flights resume on Boeing 737 Max 9 planes three weeks after midair door plug blowout. wsws.org Behind the rush to return the Max 9 planes to service are the considerable financial and profit interests of Boeing and the airline companies.

Eric Toussaint, Maxime Perriot (2024-01-29). Is there a debt crisis in the South and what is recommended by the CADTM? cadtm.org Maxime Perriot: In an article published in December 2023 you claimed in the wake of a World Bank report that "developing countries" were trapped in a new debt crisis, yet the Financial Times and other sources point out that in the first two weeks of 2024 several so-called developing countries managed to easily refinance their debt. What is actually the situation?
| The three developing countries that managed to sell sovereign bonds all produce oil and gas
| Éric Toussaint: The three countries (…) | – |

Eric Toussaint (2024-01-29). Early conflicts between the UN and the World Bank/IMF tandem. cadtm.org In July 2024, the World Bank and the IMF will be 80 years old. 80 years of financial neo-colonialism and the imposition of austerity policies in the name of debt repayment. 80 years is enough! The Bretton Woods institutions must be abolished and replaced by democratic institutions serving an ecological, feminist and anti-racist bifurcation. To mark these 80 years, we are republishing a series of articles every Wednesday until July, looking in detail at the history and damage caused by these (…) | – | / |

Eric Toussaint (2024-01-29). The WB assists those in power in a witch-hunting context. cadtm.org In July 2024, the World Bank and the IMF will be 80 years old. 80 years of financial neo-colonialism and the imposition of austerity policies in the name of debt repayment. 80 years is enough! The Bretton Woods institutions must be abolished and replaced by democratic institutions serving an ecological, feminist and anti-racist bifurcation. To mark these 80 years, we are republishing a series of articles every Wednesday until July, looking in detail at the history and damage caused by these (…) | – | / |

Gabisile (2024-01-30). Mashatile calls on citizens, corporates to financially support matrics who want to study further. sanews.gov.za Mashatile calls on citizens, corporates to financially support matrics who want to study further | Deputy President Paul Mashatile has called on citizens, the private sector and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to join forces with government to offer financial help to youngsters who wish to further their studies. | The Deputy President was speaking on Tuesday at the Vincent Tshabalala Education Trust Annual Bursary Awards in San Kopano, Alexandra, Johannesburg. | He also congratulated the Matric Class of 2023 for achieving a national pass rate of 82.9%, which is the highest in the history of the National S…

nosihle (2024-01-30). New initiative set to create job opportunities for seafarers. sanews.gov.za New initiative set to create job opportunities for seafarers | Minister of Transport Sindisiwe Chikunga has announced a new initiative aimed at enhancing maritime employment opportunities for South African seafarers. | "This program is not just about creating job opportunities; it is about nurturing a skilled workforce that will competently navigate the challenges and opportunities of the modern maritime world," Chikunga said on Tuesday in Cape Town. | The Minister said the Seafarer Employment and Development Programme (SEDP) will be launched in the first quarter of the new financial year. | It will provide train…

albawaba (2024-01-30). UAE Golden Visa new rules, you might be eligible! albawaba.com ALBAWABA — With UAE becoming a global hub for talented individuals and those seeking a brighter career feature, demand for the Emirates' Golden Visa has gone up 52% in the first half of 2023, according to the General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs, while many are able to successfully apply with an employment in the UAE, the government allows different types of model residents to apply without having a job in the country.The Golden visa is a long-term residency permit for up to 10 years, that is offered to international individuals who wish to live, work, or study in the United Arab Emirates, w…

Amnesty International (2024-01-30). Israel/OPT: States must reverse cruel decision to withdraw UNRWA funding. reliefweb.int Country: occupied Palestinian territory | Source: Amnesty International | The decisions by at least 11 donor countries to suspend funding to the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), following allegations that individual staff members were involved in the 7 October attacks in southern Israel, will deal a devastating blow to more than two million refugees in the occupied Gaza Strip for whom the organization serves as a sole lifeline, said Amnesty International. The organization is urging states to reverse their decisions and refrain from suspending funding to UNRWA. | "It is deeply shocking — indeed inhuman…

albawaba (2024-01-29). Former South African President suspended from the ruling party. albawaba.com ALBAWABA- South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) made a significant move on Monday, suspending former President Jacob Zuma from the party and announcing plans to legally challenge a rival group advocating in his name, as

albawaba (2024-01-29). France announces halting UNRWA funding. albawaba.com ALBAWABA – France just announced that it will be suspending funding to UN Palestinian refugee agency UNRWA after accusations of staff involvement in the October 7 attack on Israel."France has not planned a new payment for the first half of 2024 and will decide when the time comes of the action to take together with the United Nations and the main donors".

ecns.cn (2024-01-29). Total profits of China's SOEs hit $650 billion in 2023. ecns.cn (ECNS) — The profits of China's state-owned enterprises (SOEs) recorded stable growth in 2023, according to China's Ministry of Finance on Monday.

albawaba (2024-01-29). PSG confident of signing Newcastle star Bruno Guimaraes. albawaba.com Paris Saint-Germain feel confident they can get Newcastle United's star midfielder Bruno Guimaraes who has a £100 million release clause.Newcastle are battling to comply with the Premier League's Profit and Sustainability Rules and may be forced to sacrifice the Brazilian.The 26-year-old is being chased across Europe, as reported by The Mirror, with PSG leading the race for his signature.Guimaraes moved to Newcastle in January of 2022 from Lyon and put pen to paper on a four-and-a-half-year deal for a reported fee of up to £40 million.He went on to sign a new five-year contract on 7 October 2023 that…

presstv.ir (2024-01-30). French farmers to mount 'siege' on Paris demanding better pay, conditions. presstv.ir French farmers prepare to mount a "siege" on Paris on Monday to pressure the government into meeting their demands on pay, tax, and regulations.

Ileana Ferrer Fonte (2024-01-29). Argentine government orders ENACOM's intervention. plenglish.com The decision was published in the Official Gazette Decree 89/24, which explains that its application responds to the provisions of an appeal of necessity and urgency signed by President Javier Milei "to strengthen the deregulation process initiated in the sector." | According to the provisions, the task will be in charge of consultant Juan Martín Ozores and include an assessment of the current situation of ENACOM, besides its responsibilities and organizational structure. | The measure was criticized by Rodolfo Aguiar, secretary general of the National Workers' Confederation, who stated that there is no reason f…

Phil Mattera (2024-01-29). Koch Industries and the Attack on Regulation. counterpunch.org Donald Trump's rants about the deep state are designed to deflect attention away from his own transgressions. An even more sinister attack on the legitimacy of the federal executive branch is taking place in the U.S. Supreme Court, and the result could strike a serious blow against corporate accountability. The Court just heard oral arguments

presstv.ir (2024-01-29). French farmers to mount 'siege' on Paris demanding better pay, conditions. presstv.ir French farmers prepare to mount a "siege" on Paris on Monday to pressure the government into meeting their demands on pay, tax, and regulations.

Rhoda Wilson (2024-01-29). Legal action for the UK to defund and exit the WHO is launched; how we can help? expose-news.com Efforts to expose the World Health Organisation's nefarious Pandemic Treaty (Pandemic Accord) and its ugly sister the amendments to the International Health Regulations are being ignored by those elected to protect citizens' …

Neal Meyer, Federico Fuentes (2024-01-30). United States: 'Biden's support for Israel's genocidal campaign has made it more likely that Trump will win'. greenleft.org.au Neal Meyer is a national leader of Bread & Roses, a caucus of Marxist activists in the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). He spoke with Green Left's Federico Fuentes about the impact that Israel's war on Gaza is having on US politics.

Editor (2024-01-30). Lenin's 'Last Testament': The prophetic last words of a Marxist for our times. mronline.org The myth that Lenin led to Stalin is exposed by Lenin's Last Testament which argues for more democracy and removing Stalin from power, writes John Westmoreland.

midwesternmarx (2024-01-29). Palestine notes: How Europe projected its unique antisemitism disease on the Middle East By: Palestine Will Be Free. midwesternmarx.com

midwesternmarx (2024-01-29). The Entry of a New German Left Party Shakes up the Country By: Vijay Prashad. midwesternmarx.com In October 2023, 10 members of the German parliament (Bundestag) left Die Linke (the Left) and declared their intention to form their own party. With their departure, Die Linke's parliamentary group fell to 28 out of the 736 members of the Bundestag, compared to the 78 members of the far-right Alliance for Germany (AfD). One of the reasons for the departure of these 10 MPs is that they believe that Die Linke has lost touch with its working-class base, whose decomposition over issues …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2024-01-30). Crisis in the Red Sea: Death Blow to Global Capitalism. libya360.wordpress.com Yoselina Guevara López On January 29th, Yemen's Shiite Houthi militias stated that they attacked a U.S. military vessel in the Gulf of Aden, in the southern Red Sea. Likewise, the shipping company Maersk assured this January 24 that two of its merchant ships were attacked by the Yemeni Armed Forces; these ships were carrying U.S….

Ian Angus (2024-01-29). Ecosocialist Bookshelf, January 2024. greenleft.org.au From killer insects to trash to degrowth, Climate and Capitalism editor Ian Angus presents six new books for understanding and changing the world…

_____ (2024-01-29). Cobalt Red: How Congolese Blood Powers Our Lives. transcend.org 24 Jan 2024 – "Unspeakable riches have brought the people of the Congo little other than unspeakable pain." So writes Siddharth Kara in 'Cobalt Red, How the Blood of the Congo Powers Our Lives.' His book exposes the exploitation behind the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

marketing (2024-01-29). Strategic Significance Of Macron's Visit To India #MENAFN #Bitcoin #LatestNews #BreakingNews. menafn.com (MENAFN – NewsIn) | By K/Daily News | Colombo, January 30: French President Emmanuel Macron's participation as the Chief Guest at the Indian Independence Day parade in New Delhi on January 26 was an …

Liam Crisan, Counter Punch. (2024-01-30). The Landless Workers' Movement At 40. popularresistance.org This month marks the 40th anniversary of the largest social movement in the Americas: Brazil's Landless Workers' Movement, or MST (Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra in Portuguese). | What began as a group of displaced farmers has evolved over decades into a mass movement — with as many as two million members and a presence in 24 of Brazil's 26 states. Today, the movement is the largest producer of organic food in Brazil and the largest producer of organic rice in all Latin America. | While Brazil remains one of the world's most unequal nations, the MST has made incredible progress during their 40…

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