2023-01-13: News Headlines

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

_____ (2023-01-13). North America's Trilateral Summit. popularresistance.org The United States, Mexico and Canada on Tuesday, January 10 vowed to tighten economic ties, producing more goods regionally and boosting semiconductor output, even as integration is hampered by an ongoing dispute over Mexico's energy policies. | U.S. President Joe Biden, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met in Mexico City and pledged to beef up supply chains after weathering serious disruptions during the COVID-19 pandemic. | "We're working to a future to strengthen our cooperation on supply chains and critical minerals so we can continue to accelerate in ou…

ecns.cn (2023-01-13). Trade development potential under RCEP continues to be released: Beijing Customs. ecns.cn In 2022, Beijing Customs has issued a total of 4,304 Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) certificates of origin for 137 companies, with a value of $245 million.

Staff (2023-01-13). President Maduro Annual Address: 'I Am Before the Legitimate Legislative Power of Venezuela'. orinocotribune.com This Thursday, January 12, the president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, presented his annual message to the nation before the National Assembly (AN) and the country, in accordance with article 237 of the Venezuelan Constitution. "Within the first ten days following the installation of the National Assembly, in ordinary sessions," the constitution states, "the President of the Republic will present each year personally to the Assembly a message in which he will give an account of the political, economic, social, and administrative aspects of his management during the year immediately former." | The head of state be…

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

Staff (2023-01-13). The Crisis of Missing Migrants: Tens of Thousands of People Have Disappeared on Their Way to Europe. democracynow.org Twenty-four volunteer rescue workers connected to the group Emergency Response Centre International face trial for human smuggling in Greece for giving life-saving assistance to thousands of migrants, mostly from sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East, fleeing violence, poverty and persecution. A European Parliament report described the trial as Europe's "largest case of criminalization of solidarity." We're joined by New Yorker staff writer Alexis Okeowo. Their latest piece, "The Crisis of Missing Migrants," covers the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean and the tens of thousa…

WSWS (2023-01-13). Australia: Pampas workers are in a fight against labour-hire casualisation. wsws.org One reason why workers should vote "no"—in addition to the sub-inflation 4.5 percent nominal wage rise—is the wide scope for Pampas to maintain and extend its exploitation of labour hire workers under the proposed agreement.

Labor & Community Studies Department CCSF (2023-01-13). Thursday 2/2: Essential: How the Pandemic Spurred A Radical New Phase in the Labor Movement with Author. indybay.org The Green Arcade | 1680 Market Street | San Francisco, CA 94102…

teleSUR, lvm, YSM (2023-01-13). Cuba asume presidencia pro tempore del G77 + China. telesurtv.net El canciller cubano Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla reconoció la exitosa labor desempeñada por Pakistán al frente del Grupo en 2022.

WorkWeek (2023-01-13). Brazil Coup & Labor, US CIA AFL-CIO Attack On Mexico Ford Workers, TWU Pres & MLK & ILWU10. indybay.org WorkWeek covers the Brazil Coup & Labor, The US CIA AFL-CIO Attack On Mexico Ford Workers, TWU President John Samuelson On SWA meltdown, MLK, Labor & The ILWU With Retired ILWU 10 Secretary Treasurer Clarence Thomas…

WSWS (2023-01-13). Australian Labor government defends arms exports to Saudi Arabia, UAE. wsws.org Australian companies, with the approval of the government, are dispatching weapons to despotic regimes involved in war crimes and major human rights violations.

Roselena Ramirez (2023-01-13). Climate Change and Migration Threatening El Salvador's Food Security. america.cgtn.com Drought, global inflation, and heavy migration. Those factors created a perfect storm in Central America for food insecurity. Alasdair Baverstock went to El Salvador to report on its high prices and food scarcity.

Roselena Ramirez (2023-01-13). A Brazilian Take on Solutions to Traffic and Climate Change. america.cgtn.com They're sophisticated, electric-assisted tricycle taxis. They're manufactured in Shanghai and assembled in Brazil. Many believe they're precisely what Rio de Janeiro hopes will help its commitment to eliminate fossil fuels by 20 . Lucrecia Franco has more on the trikes that are providing employment and bringing …

ecns.cn (2023-01-13). Tibet's GDP grows 3 pct in 2022. ecns.cn The gross domestic product (GDP) of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region is estimated at 216.5 billion yuan (about 32.2 billion U.S. dollars) in 2022, up about 3 percent from the previous year, said Yan Jinhai.

Eric Zuesse (2023-01-13). Seeking Higher Defense Spending: Bipartisan Committee Appointed to Advise Congress on Pentagon Budget. globalresearch.ca

_____ (2023-01-13). U.S. Jackals Smelling Blood i.e. a Prohibitively Huge Potential for Profit in the Russian Arctic. strategic-culture.org

Global Research News (2023-01-13). Selected Articles: The WHO Pandemic Treaty Secret Negotiations. Crimes Against Humanity. Dr. Tedros Is in "Conflict of Interest" globalresearch.ca By The International Health Regulations Review…

WSWS (2023-01-13). Fed chief Powell defends the dictatorship of finance capital. wsws.org Speaking at a symposium in Stockholm, Sweden, on central bank independence Powell made it clear that the Fed and other central banks, acting in the interests of finance capital, must be allowed a free hand in imposing the crisis of capitalism on to the backs of the working class.

Jesús Inojosa (2023-01-13). Diosdado Cabello: Workers' Salary is a Priority for President Maduro (+PCV). orinocotribune.com This Wednesday, January 11, the first vice president of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela, Diosdado Cabello, stated that the salary of Venezuelan workers is the main concern of President Nicolás Maduro. During his program Con el Mazo Dando, the Chavista leader questioned the proclamations of opposition sectors of the country regarding the recent protests led by a group from the education sector that demand better salaries. | "Some gentlemen came out there talking about their support for the protests," he said, "but when the government was theirs, they endorsed the human rights violations that were committed…

WSWS (2023-01-13). Video: SGP rally against tank deliveries to Ukraine. wsws.org On Saturday, the Socialist Equality Party (SGP) held its first election rally in Berlin-Spandau. Top candidate Christoph Vandreier and honorary chairman Ulrich Rippert spoke against tank deliveries to Ukraine and for an international movement against war.

WSWS (2023-01-13). "Two World Wars are enough! Stop the warmongers!": Socialist Equality Party puts up over 6,000 election posters across Berlin. wsws.org The SGP is now visible throughout the German capital as the only party counteracting the hated war policy and social devastation that is being promoted at the federal and state levels.

ecns.cn (2023-01-12). Credit services urged to support economy 'early on'. ecns.cn Major banks in China must get the pace of credit extensions right so that their credit policies will produce effects early on, further optimize their credit structures, and provide targeted support for key areas and weak links of national economic and social development.

ecns.cn (2023-01-12). World Bank sees 4.3% growth for China in 2023. ecns.cn The World Bank has forecast China's economy to grow at 4.3 percent this year, then rise by 5 percent for 2024, the first major projection made after the country entered a new phase of COVID response.

ecns.cn (2023-01-12). China unveils measures to expand cross-border RMB use. ecns.cn Chinese authorities have rolled out multiple measures to support the expansion of cross-border use of renminbi (RMB) by companies engaged in foreign trade and economic exchanges.

ecns.cn (2023-01-12). China imposes 5-year anti-dumping duties on distiller's dried grains imported from U.S. ecns.cn China's Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) said on Wednesday it will continue to impose anti-dumping and anti-subsidy tariffs on U.S. distiller's dried grains with or without solubles (DDGs) – an animal feed ingredient – for another five years.

Nayvin Gordon (2023-01-12). MORAL INJURY, AN EPIDEMIC FUELED BY POLITICAL ECONOMY (MORALITY, MEDICINE, MONEY). indybay.org How the profit moment has brought us damage to ethics and to mass deaths from infectious disease…

_____ (2023-01-12). The Unravelling of the Western front on Ukraine. journal-neo.org In the first week of December, German officials told journalists that Berlin's last year's promise to raise their defence spending to 2 per cent of GDP will be missed not only this year (2023) but also the next year. This is a decision not just based on simple economics but on geopolitics. German decision also …

Gary Olson (2023-01-12). US-China War Is No Longer Unthinkable. dissidentvoice.org China offers a threatening alternative model of development that is non-capitalist, non-Western, and non-colonial. As such, it undermines the West's neocolonial domination of the Third World and its debt-trap-based forced underdevelopment of subverience and exploitation. — K.T. Noh1 If the United States were to posit that it could eliminate the economic challenge from China by …

ecns.cn (2023-01-12). China issues price subsidy worth 6.5 bln yuan to people in need in 2022. ecns.cn China delivered subsidies worth 6.5 billion yuan (about 960.4 million U.S. dollars) in 2022 to people in distress to help cushion the impact of price increases, the country's top economic planner said on Thursday.

infobrics (2023-01-12). 25 years of Sino-South African Ties Celebrated. infobrics.org The establishment of diplomatic relations ushered in a new era for South Africa-China cooperation. It paved the way for closer political, economic, cultural and people-to-people ties, in a spirit of increasing friendship and constructive dialogue…

Staff (2023-01-12). Presidente cubano se reúne con autoridades y actores económicos de Pinar del Río. cubadebate.cu El primer secretario del Partido, Miguel Díaz-Canel, presidente de la República de Cuba, encabeza este jueves una visita a Pinar del Río, como parte de las reuniones que desde la semana pasada iniciaron en el país para evaluar las potencialidades de los territorios y aprovecharlas en el propósito de lograr un mejor año en todos los ámbitos para la nación.

infobrics (2023-01-12). Sberbank Analyst's Editorial Looks at the "Tremendous Potential" of a BRICS Reserve Currency. infobrics.org Russia's central bank revealed that it was further distancing itself from dependence on the U.S. dollar by buying the Chinese yuan on foreign exchange markets…

Adriaan Alsema (2023-01-12). Poverty, violence and Colombia's State failures main human rights concerns in 2022: HRW. colombiareports.com Human Rights Watch (HRW) said that high levels of poverty and violence, and failures in the justice system were the main human rights concerns last year. In its annual report…

Dana Sanchez (2023-01-12). Bond Market King Jeffrey Gundlach: Don't Listen To Federal Reserve On Interest Rates, Listen to Bond Market. moguldom.com Jeffrey "Bond Market King" Gundlach made the case for bonds, saying "investors should look at what the market says over what the Fed says" when it comes to trying to figure out what interest rates will do. The billionaire CEO of DoubleLine Capital, fixed-income manager Gundlach told listeners on a webcast Tuesday that he was …

A Guest Author (2023-01-12). After month-long strike Starbucks unionists face challenges. workers.org By Janisse Miles New York City "You are demanding that this city will respect the dignity of labor. So often we overlook the work and the significance of those who are not in professional jobs or those who are not in the so-called big jobs. But let me say to . . . |

LaborFest (2023-01-12). Saturday 2/11: Get Your Ticket To Mars! 2nd Launch To Artists, Musicians,Poets & 1937 GM Flint Occupation. indybay.org Twitter Headquarters | 1355 Market St. | San Francisco…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-01-12). Science Saturday: MayoComplete next-generation sequencing — Transforming comprehensive cancer care. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org For patients facing a cancer journey, navigating diagnosis and treatment can be extremely daunting. Fear of the unknown is compounded by a confusing ocean of emerging information on discoveries and technological advancements. While each wave of progress brings about new types of treatment, including targeted and immune therapies linked to improved outcomes, the cancer's nuances must be understood for these pioneering treatments to work. Laboratory testing offers crucial information to help patients traverse the shifting…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-01-12). Mayo Clinic Laboratories and Helix collaborate to provide comprehensive suite of laboratory services to biopharma customers. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic Laboratories, a leading reference laboratory, and Helix, the nation's leading population genomics and viral surveillance company, today announced a new strategic collaboration that will provide biopharma customers access to a comprehensive joint laboratory offering for research and development initiatives across the drug development lifecycle. The offering will include a full spectrum of testing capabilities that leverages both Helix's suite of next generation sequencing capabilities and Mayo Clinic Laboratories' portfolio of more than 3,800…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-01-12). Celebrating international relationships, past, present and future. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org It was 100 years ago that Dr. Charles Mayo visited France and met with famed physicist Marie Curie, the first woman to receive the Nobel Prize. That meeting helped to set the stage for her research collaboration with Mayo and the relationship between Mayo and France that continues today. Celebrating those past, present and future relationships was the reason for a news conference held at Mayo Clinic on Friday, Jan. 6. Ambassador of France to…

Staff (2023-01-12). øCómo marcha el proceso de elección de precandidatos a diputados a la Asamblea Nacional? (+ Video). cubadebate.cu En Cuba, las comisiones de candidaturas -integradas por los CDR, la FMC, la FEU, la FEEM, la ANAP y presididas por la CTC- son las que se encargan de elaborar y presentar los proyectos de candidaturas de diputados a la ANPP. Para saber cómo marcha el proceso Cubadebate dialogó con la presidenta de la Comisión de Candidaturas Nacional.

Staff (2023-01-12). Cámara de Diputados de Chile aprobó reforma para la elaboración de un nuevo proceso constituyente. cubadebate.cu La Cámara de Diputados de Chile aprobó la reforma que establece el procedimiento para la elaboración de un nuevo proceso constituyente, con lo que el trámite legislativo se dio por concluido y pasará al Ejecutivo para su promulgación. Con 109 votos a favor, 37 en contra y dos abstenciones, la Cámara Baja avaló la creación de un Consejo Constitucional.

WSWS (2023-01-12). US Labor Department reports 5,190 workplace deaths in 2021, a nearly 9 percent increase. wsws.org The industrial massacre is a social crime that is the result of speedup and long hours that cause exhaustion and illness.

_____ (2023-01-12). Fort Worth Journalists Win Only Newspaper Union Contract In Texas. popularresistance.org On the heels of an unprecedented 24-day labor strike late last year, around 20 journalists at the 117-year-old Fort Worth Star-Telegram have ratified the only union contract at a Texas newspaper. The union victory comes after more than two years of difficult negotiations and forms part of a surge in nationwide newsroom organizing since the mid-2010s as journalists have increasingly fought back against corporate predation in a struggling industry. Workers at two other Texas papers, in Dallas and Austin, are still bargaining for union contracts after roughly two years. | Before launching the labor strike on Novembe…

_____ (2023-01-12). Why The Climate Justice March In South Korea Could Be A Game Changer. popularresistance.org On September 24, 2022, more than 30,000 people occupied the main roads of downtown Seoul, South Korea, for the nation's largest climate justice march. The sheer turnout of people from all walks of life and the participation by a wide range of advocacy groups were a testament to the impact of climate change on every aspect of life: human rights, women's rights, religion, food insecurity, and labor rights. For many of these advocacy movements in Seoul, recent crises like COVID-19 have brought home the urgent need to address the climate crisis. | Opening with a rally in Namdaemun Plaza at 3 p.m., the two-hour march…

Martha Grevatt (2023-01-12). University of California grad student strike ends. workers.org After nearly six weeks on the picket line, 48,000 graduate students at the University of California voted to accept a new contract. This ended the largest academic strike in U.S. labor history. Picket line, University of California Berkeley, Nov. 20, 2022. WW Photo: Judy Greenspan Solidarity was strong throughout the . . . |

Michael D. Yates (2023-01-12). Union organizing surged in 2022: Let's push for a radical labor movement in 2023. mronline.org More workers are forming independent unions, untethered from the AFL-CIO and other established labor groups.

Staff (2023-01-12). Presidente de Pequeñas Ligas del Béisbol Internacional confía en ampliar colaboración con Cuba. cubadebate.cu El presidente de las Pequeñas Ligas del Béisbol Internacional, el estadounidense Stephen Keener, expresó este jueves en La Habana la confianza en la firma de un acuerdo más sólido con la federación cubana que permita ampliar la cooperación entre esa organización y la Isla, incluidos el suministro de equipamiento y la celebración de un futuro torneo en Cuba.

ecns.cn (2023-01-12). China fully prepared to ensure stable prices in 2023. ecns.cn China has the confidence, conditions and capabilities to keep overall prices stable in 2023 despite challenges from the high and volatile international commodity prices and imported inflationary pressures"ÄÇ…

Uriel Araujo (2023-01-12). Gas Prices to Remain High in Europe While LNG Imports Reached Their Upper Limit. globalresearch.ca

Arnaud Develay (2023-01-12). The Waltz of the Bloody Clowns. covertactionmagazine.com Arms trafficking by Ukrainian gangs has made it possible to diversify stocks placed on the market at unbeatable prices in the countries of the European Union. Through an unprecedented outpouring of solidarity (especially with regard to the management of the health crisis), Europe has sent massive arms to Ukraine. Weapons that will undoubtedly end up …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2023-01-12). Russia and its National Arctic Passage: Pushing Trade Frontiers Eastward. libya360.wordpress.com Karin Kneissl Ice-free Arctic routes created by climate change have opened up the first new global shipping route in a century. The Russian-developed water passage is bound to disrupt the lengthier Atlantic-centric routes for global commerce. The Arctic region has long been a source of interest for offshore drilling, particularly during times of high commodity prices….

ecns.cn (2023-01-12). Spring Festival expected to stimulate consumption boom. ecns.cn The upcoming Spring Festival is expected to stimulate a consumption boom after the optimized COVID-19 measures in different parts of China, the 21st Century News reported on Thursday.

ecns.cn (2023-01-12). Hong Kong consolidates global financial hub status with innovation, green finance initiatives. ecns.cn Israeli entrepreneur Guy Sheena came all the way from the Middle Eastern country to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China to look for potential partners for his fintech startup, and the trip was proven fruitful.

ecns.cn (2023-01-12). Wall Street starts layoffs of thousands. ecns.cn Two of Wall Street's biggest financial firms on Wednesday started cutting thousands of jobs, with Goldman Sachs cutting up to 3,200 and BlackRock up to 500.

Dana Sanchez (2023-01-12). JP Morgan: Startup CEO Fooled Us With Fake Customers, Got Our $175 Million To Buy Her Company. moguldom.com The world's largest publicly traded bank is suing the 30-year-old founder of a college student financial aid platform it bought for $175 million, alleging that the startup manufactured close to 4 million fake customer accounts. JP Morgan Chase has been on a startup buying spree since 2020 when CEO Jamie Dimon announced he wanted to …

ecns.cn (2023-01-12). China's CPI up 2 pct in 2022. ecns.cn China's consumer price index (CPI), a main gauge of inflation, rose 2 percent year on year in 2022, the National Bureau of Statistics said Thursday.

Dean Baker (2023-01-12). NYT Tells Readers that Airfares Are Up "Nearly 29 Percent From a Year Ago," Forgets to Mention They Have Risen 0.7 Percent Since the Pandemic Began. cepr.net The media have been hyping inflation pretty much from the day President Biden took office. Today, we got great news on this front from a Consumer Price Index (CPI) report showing that overall inflation fell 0.1 percent in December. This is the 6th straight month where the overall CPI showed low inflation. While there are …

repost (2023-01-12). Democrat Barbara Lee Wants Millions of Gov Funds For Billionaire Fisher's A's Stadium. indybay.org Democratic Party politician Congresswomen Barbara Lee is supporting spending $182 million of US DOT funds for GAP A's billionaire owner John Fisher's stadium project. While thousands are homeless in Oakland, she wants to spend millions on Fisher's privately owned stadium project.

Editor (2023-01-12). Zelensky complicit in corporate takeover of Ukraine. mronline.org "Your money is not charity, it's an investment." That's what Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in his address to the U.S. Congress while visiting Washington on Dec. 21.

_____ (2023-01-12). A Tribute To Activist And Programmer Aaron Swartz 10 Years After His Death. popularresistance.org Jan. 11, 2023 marks the tenth anniversary of the death of Aaron Swartz. Swartz had a prolific career as a computer programmer: At the age of 12 he created The Info Network, a user-generated encyclopedia widely credited as a precursor to Wikipedia. Swartz's later work would transform the internet as we know it. He helped co-found Reddit, developed the RSS web feed format, and helped lay the technical foundations of Creative Commons, "a global nonprofit organization that enables sharing and reuse of creativity and knowledge through the provision of free legal tools." In 2011, Swartz was arrested and indicted on fed…

Fight Back (2023-01-12). FRSO: We demand the immediate release of PFLP leader Ahmad Sa'adat. fightbacknews.org For nearly 20 years, the steadfast fighter for Palestinian liberation and general secretary of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Ahmad Sa'adat, has endured imprisonment. Freedom Road Socialist Organization is proud to add its voice to the worldwide movement demanding the Israeli occupiers immediately release Ahmad Sa'adat and all Palestinian prisoners. | PFLP leader Ahmad Sa'adat is a hero who has committed his entire life to freeing all of Palestine. He is an outstanding revolutionary and Marxist-Leninist. His courage and commitment stand as an example to everyone who yearns for a future free o…

WSWS (2023-01-12). "We are trying to change the future of nursing": Strike by 7,000 New York City nurses enters fourth day. wsws.org The nurses are fighting for higher wages, but, above all, their struggle is directed against dangerous levels of understaffing and the catastrophic state of the health care system in the fourth year of the pandemic.

Kelly Hayes (2023-01-12). Building New Worlds in an Era of Collapse. truthout.org "We know that capitalism, which is already racial, gendered and violent, is not inevitable. And there's nothing natural about it," says Robyn Maynard. In this episode of "Movement Memos," host Kelly Hayes talks with Rehearsals for Living authors Robyn Maynard and Leanne Betasamosake Simpson about about organizing and parenting amid catastrophe, and how organizers can build new worlds… |

W. T. Whitney Jr. (2023-01-12). Warning: U.S. capitalism is lethal (and bad for your health). peoplesworld.org Under capitalism, industrial production and consumer buying expand. Greenhouse gases fill the atmosphere, the climate changes, and people die. U.S. leadership of global capitalism leads to wars and from there, potentially, to nuclear annihilation. There is extra dying in the United States now. According to provisional government statistics released in August, life expectancy at birth …

Binoy Kampmark (2023-01-12). Joining the War Club: Australia's HIMARS Purchase. dissidentvoice.org Another needless, fatuous endeavour; another irresponsible drain on the public purse; another expression that the military-industrial complex Down Under is thriving in all its insidious stupidity. But Australia's purchase of HIMARS (High Mobility Artillery Rocket System) batteries from the United States can be put down to loneliness — or the feeling of being left out. …

Mike Ludwig (2023-01-12). Rush to Export Gas Is Making Gulf Coast an Industrial Wasteland, Residents Say. truthout.org Local residents and environmentalists warn that the rush to export fracked gas to energy-strapped allies in Europe and the rest of the world threatens to create an "industrial wasteland" in southern Louisiana. At least two export terminals near the Gulf Coast are already releasing toxic air pollution as massive ships are loaded with liquified natural gas, or LNG. The climate crisis demands a steep… |

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2023-01-12). Joining the War Club: Australia's HIMARS Purchase. (High Mobility Artillery Rocket System). globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2023-01-12). Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez pledges to "put aside" differences with Democratic leadership after Republican concessions to far right. wsws.org In the first days of 2023, the reactionary and repulsive dynamic of American capitalist politics has been on full display. The Democratic Socialists of America and its congressional representatives play a critical part of this right-wing process.

fvorinoco (2023-01-12). Freddy Bernal: Venezuela to Propose Sustainable Salary Increase. orinocotribune.com During an interview with journalist Mary Pili Hernández on Unión Radio, governor of the state of Táchira and member of the National Directorate of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) Freddy Bernal reported that the Venezuelan government is working on proposing a sustainable salary increase. Bernal indicated that the PSUV is very aware of the problems placed on the Venezuelan people by the devaluation of the currency, and that the issue has been discussed at length within the party. | Bernal pointed out that "yesterday (Monday), we touched on the salary issue in the leadership of the PSUV… The ministe…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2023-01-12). What is Socialist Revolution? libya360.wordpress.com Nino Brown Thomas Sankara meets with Fidel Castro in the early 1980s Since the fall of the Soviet Union, the U.S. and other imperialist countries have repeatedly declared that history is over, meaning that humanity cannot transcend the capitalist system, which is elevated as the pinnacle of human development. As Margaret Thatcher claimed "there is…

WSWS (2023-01-12). Striking UK ambulance workers speak. wsws.org World Socialist Web Site reporters spoke with striking ambulance workers Wednesday. Ambulance workers in Wales will strike next Thursday, and in England and Wales on the 23rd.

ecns.cn (2023-01-12). Authorities reinforce action on those committing bribery. ecns.cn The top discipline watchdog of the Communist Party of China in its latest communique stressed intensified punishment for those who commit bribery in order to foster and promote a better atmosphere of upholding integrity and resisting corruption.

Eric Zuesse (2023-01-12). America's "War against Communism" Was Really a War against Advocates for the Poor. dissidentvoice.org Two examples — Korea and Indonesia — will be documented here in order to display that America's Cold War against communism was/is a cover-story, or deceptive cloak, for a war actually against the poor (and the political Left) in all nations: in other words, a fascist war, meaning that America's Government became fascist-imperialist as soon …

unitedEditor (2023-01-12). The time of celebrations it's over — now it's about determination and confidence in the future democracy in Brazil and the success of the Lula government. uwidata.com By Walter Sorrentino Vice-President of the Communist Party of Brazil (PcdoB) First of all, for Brazil the year 2023 continues to be the year of hope. Nevertheless, the recent clashes are very serious. The incidents in the capital have the character of an uprising, with a chain of command and a structure. These incidents expose …

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2023-01-12: News Headlines

ecns.cn (2023-01-12). Credit services urged to support economy 'early on'. ecns.cn Major banks in China must get the pace of credit extensions right so that their credit policies will produce effects early on, further optimize their credit structures, and provide targeted support for key areas and weak links of national economic and social development.

ecns.cn (2023-01-12). World Bank sees 4.3% growth for China in 2023. ecns.cn The World Bank has forecast China's economy to grow at 4.3 percent this year, then rise by 5 percent for 2024, the first major projection made after the country entered a new phase of COVID response.

ecns.cn (2023-01-12). China unveils measures to expand cross-border RMB use. ecns.cn Chinese authorities have rolled out multiple measures to support the expansion of cross-border use of renminbi (RMB) by companies engaged in foreign trade and economic exchanges.

ecns.cn (2023-01-12). China imposes 5-year anti-dumping duties on distiller's dried grains imported from U.S. ecns.cn China's Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) said on Wednesday it will continue to impose anti-dumping and anti-subsidy tariffs on U.S. distiller's dried grains with or without solubles (DDGs) – an animal feed ingredient – for another five years.

Nayvin Gordon (2023-01-12). MORAL INJURY, AN EPIDEMIC FUELED BY POLITICAL ECONOMY (MORALITY, MEDICINE, MONEY). indybay.org How the profit moment has brought us damage to ethics and to mass deaths from infectious disease…

_____ (2023-01-12). The Unravelling of the Western front on Ukraine. journal-neo.org In the first week of December, German officials told journalists that Berlin's last year's promise to raise their defence spending to 2 per cent of GDP will be missed not only this year (2023) but also the next year. This is a decision not just based on simple economics but on geopolitics. German decision also …

Gary Olson (2023-01-12). US-China War Is No Longer Unthinkable. dissidentvoice.org China offers a threatening alternative model of development that is non-capitalist, non-Western, and non-colonial. As such, it undermines the West's neocolonial domination of the Third World and its debt-trap-based forced underdevelopment of subverience and exploitation. — K.T. Noh1 If the United States were to posit that it could eliminate the economic challenge from China by …

ecns.cn (2023-01-12). China issues price subsidy worth 6.5 bln yuan to people in need in 2022. ecns.cn China delivered subsidies worth 6.5 billion yuan (about 960.4 million U.S. dollars) in 2022 to people in distress to help cushion the impact of price increases, the country's top economic planner said on Thursday.

infobrics (2023-01-12). 25 years of Sino-South African Ties Celebrated. infobrics.org The establishment of diplomatic relations ushered in a new era for South Africa-China cooperation. It paved the way for closer political, economic, cultural and people-to-people ties, in a spirit of increasing friendship and constructive dialogue…

Staff (2023-01-12). Presidente cubano se reúne con autoridades y actores económicos de Pinar del Río. cubadebate.cu El primer secretario del Partido, Miguel Díaz-Canel, presidente de la República de Cuba, encabeza este jueves una visita a Pinar del Río, como parte de las reuniones que desde la semana pasada iniciaron en el país para evaluar las potencialidades de los territorios y aprovecharlas en el propósito de lograr un mejor año en todos los ámbitos para la nación.

infobrics (2023-01-12). Sberbank Analyst's Editorial Looks at the "Tremendous Potential" of a BRICS Reserve Currency. infobrics.org Russia's central bank revealed that it was further distancing itself from dependence on the U.S. dollar by buying the Chinese yuan on foreign exchange markets…

Adriaan Alsema (2023-01-12). Poverty, violence and Colombia's State failures main human rights concerns in 2022: HRW. colombiareports.com Human Rights Watch (HRW) said that high levels of poverty and violence, and failures in the justice system were the main human rights concerns last year. In its annual report…

A Guest Author (2023-01-12). After month-long strike Starbucks unionists face challenges. workers.org By Janisse Miles New York City "You are demanding that this city will respect the dignity of labor. So often we overlook the work and the significance of those who are not in professional jobs or those who are not in the so-called big jobs. But let me say to . . . |

LaborFest (2023-01-12). Saturday 2/11: Get Your Ticket To Mars! 2nd Launch To Artists, Musicians,Poets & 1937 GM Flint Occupation. indybay.org Twitter Headquarters | 1355 Market St. | San Francisco…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-01-12). Science Saturday: MayoComplete next-generation sequencing — Transforming comprehensive cancer care. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org For patients facing a cancer journey, navigating diagnosis and treatment can be extremely daunting. Fear of the unknown is compounded by a confusing ocean of emerging information on discoveries and technological advancements. While each wave of progress brings about new types of treatment, including targeted and immune therapies linked to improved outcomes, the cancer's nuances must be understood for these pioneering treatments to work. Laboratory testing offers crucial information to help patients traverse the shifting…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-01-12). Mayo Clinic Laboratories and Helix collaborate to provide comprehensive suite of laboratory services to biopharma customers. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic Laboratories, a leading reference laboratory, and Helix, the nation's leading population genomics and viral surveillance company, today announced a new strategic collaboration that will provide biopharma customers access to a comprehensive joint laboratory offering for research and development initiatives across the drug development lifecycle. The offering will include a full spectrum of testing capabilities that leverages both Helix's suite of next generation sequencing capabilities and Mayo Clinic Laboratories' portfolio of more than 3,800…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-01-12). Celebrating international relationships, past, present and future. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org It was 100 years ago that Dr. Charles Mayo visited France and met with famed physicist Marie Curie, the first woman to receive the Nobel Prize. That meeting helped to set the stage for her research collaboration with Mayo and the relationship between Mayo and France that continues today. Celebrating those past, present and future relationships was the reason for a news conference held at Mayo Clinic on Friday, Jan. 6. Ambassador of France to…

Staff (2023-01-12). øCómo marcha el proceso de elección de precandidatos a diputados a la Asamblea Nacional? (+ Video). cubadebate.cu En Cuba, las comisiones de candidaturas -integradas por los CDR, la FMC, la FEU, la FEEM, la ANAP y presididas por la CTC- son las que se encargan de elaborar y presentar los proyectos de candidaturas de diputados a la ANPP. Para saber cómo marcha el proceso Cubadebate dialogó con la presidenta de la Comisión de Candidaturas Nacional.

Staff (2023-01-12). Cámara de Diputados de Chile aprobó reforma para la elaboración de un nuevo proceso constituyente. cubadebate.cu La Cámara de Diputados de Chile aprobó la reforma que establece el procedimiento para la elaboración de un nuevo proceso constituyente, con lo que el trámite legislativo se dio por concluido y pasará al Ejecutivo para su promulgación. Con 109 votos a favor, 37 en contra y dos abstenciones, la Cámara Baja avaló la creación de un Consejo Constitucional.

WSWS (2023-01-12). US Labor Department reports 5,190 workplace deaths in 2021, a nearly 9 percent increase. wsws.org The industrial massacre is a social crime that is the result of speedup and long hours that cause exhaustion and illness.

Martha Grevatt (2023-01-12). University of California grad student strike ends. workers.org After nearly six weeks on the picket line, 48,000 graduate students at the University of California voted to accept a new contract. This ended the largest academic strike in U.S. labor history. Picket line, University of California Berkeley, Nov. 20, 2022. WW Photo: Judy Greenspan Solidarity was strong throughout the . . . |

teleSUR, lvm, YSM (2023-01-12). Cuba asume presidencia pro tempore del G77 + China. telesurtv.net El canciller cubano Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla reconoció la exitosa labor desempeñada por Pakistán al frente del Grupo en 2022.

ecns.cn (2023-01-12). China fully prepared to ensure stable prices in 2023. ecns.cn China has the confidence, conditions and capabilities to keep overall prices stable in 2023 despite challenges from the high and volatile international commodity prices and imported inflationary pressures"ÄÇ…

Uriel Araujo (2023-01-12). Gas Prices to Remain High in Europe While LNG Imports Reached Their Upper Limit. globalresearch.ca

Arnaud Develay (2023-01-12). The Waltz of the Bloody Clowns. covertactionmagazine.com Arms trafficking by Ukrainian gangs has made it possible to diversify stocks placed on the market at unbeatable prices in the countries of the European Union. Through an unprecedented outpouring of solidarity (especially with regard to the management of the health crisis), Europe has sent massive arms to Ukraine. Weapons that will undoubtedly end up …

ecns.cn (2023-01-12). Spring Festival expected to stimulate consumption boom. ecns.cn The upcoming Spring Festival is expected to stimulate a consumption boom after the optimized COVID-19 measures in different parts of China, the 21st Century News reported on Thursday.

ecns.cn (2023-01-12). Hong Kong consolidates global financial hub status with innovation, green finance initiatives. ecns.cn Israeli entrepreneur Guy Sheena came all the way from the Middle Eastern country to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China to look for potential partners for his fintech startup, and the trip was proven fruitful.

ecns.cn (2023-01-12). Wall Street starts layoffs of thousands. ecns.cn Two of Wall Street's biggest financial firms on Wednesday started cutting thousands of jobs, with Goldman Sachs cutting up to 3,200 and BlackRock up to 500.

ecns.cn (2023-01-12). China's CPI up 2 pct in 2022. ecns.cn China's consumer price index (CPI), a main gauge of inflation, rose 2 percent year on year in 2022, the National Bureau of Statistics said Thursday.

Andy Kroll (2023-01-12). What It Means for Hunger to Burn Through the Pentagon's Ranks. tomdispatch.com By any standard, the money the United States government pours into its military is simply overwhelming. Take the $858-billion defense spending authorization that President Biden signed into law last month. Not only did that bill pass in an otherwise riven Senate by a bipartisan majority of 83-11, but this year's budget increase of 4.3% is the second highest in inflation-adjusted terms since World War II. Indeed, the Pentagon has been granted more money than the next 10 largest cabinet agencies combined. And that doesn't even take into account funding for homeland security or the growing costs of caring for the ve…

Dean Baker (2023-01-12). NYT Tells Readers that Airfares Are Up "Nearly 29 Percent From a Year Ago," Forgets to Mention They Have Risen 0.7 Percent Since the Pandemic Began. cepr.net The media have been hyping inflation pretty much from the day President Biden took office. Today, we got great news on this front from a Consumer Price Index (CPI) report showing that overall inflation fell 0.1 percent in December. This is the 6th straight month where the overall CPI showed low inflation. While there are …

repost (2023-01-12). Democrat Barbara Lee Wants Millions of Gov Funds For Billionaire Fisher's A's Stadium. indybay.org Democratic Party politician Congresswomen Barbara Lee is supporting spending $182 million of US DOT funds for GAP A's billionaire owner John Fisher's stadium project. While thousands are homeless in Oakland, she wants to spend millions on Fisher's privately owned stadium project.

Fight Back (2023-01-12). FRSO: We demand the immediate release of PFLP leader Ahmad Sa'adat. fightbacknews.org For nearly 20 years, the steadfast fighter for Palestinian liberation and general secretary of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Ahmad Sa'adat, has endured imprisonment. Freedom Road Socialist Organization is proud to add its voice to the worldwide movement demanding the Israeli occupiers immediately release Ahmad Sa'adat and all Palestinian prisoners. | PFLP leader Ahmad Sa'adat is a hero who has committed his entire life to freeing all of Palestine. He is an outstanding revolutionary and Marxist-Leninist. His courage and commitment stand as an example to everyone who yearns for a future free o…

WSWS (2023-01-12). "We are trying to change the future of nursing": Strike by 7,000 New York City nurses enters fourth day. wsws.org The nurses are fighting for higher wages, but, above all, their struggle is directed against dangerous levels of understaffing and the catastrophic state of the health care system in the fourth year of the pandemic.

W. T. Whitney Jr. (2023-01-12). Warning: U.S. capitalism is lethal (and bad for your health). peoplesworld.org Under capitalism, industrial production and consumer buying expand. Greenhouse gases fill the atmosphere, the climate changes, and people die. U.S. leadership of global capitalism leads to wars and from there, potentially, to nuclear annihilation. There is extra dying in the United States now. According to provisional government statistics released in August, life expectancy at birth …

Binoy Kampmark (2023-01-12). Joining the War Club: Australia's HIMARS Purchase. dissidentvoice.org Another needless, fatuous endeavour; another irresponsible drain on the public purse; another expression that the military-industrial complex Down Under is thriving in all its insidious stupidity. But Australia's purchase of HIMARS (High Mobility Artillery Rocket System) batteries from the United States can be put down to loneliness — or the feeling of being left out. …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2023-01-12). Joining the War Club: Australia's HIMARS Purchase. (High Mobility Artillery Rocket System). globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2023-01-12). Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez pledges to "put aside" differences with Democratic leadership after Republican concessions to far right. wsws.org In the first days of 2023, the reactionary and repulsive dynamic of American capitalist politics has been on full display. The Democratic Socialists of America and its congressional representatives play a critical part of this right-wing process.

WSWS (2023-01-12). Striking UK ambulance workers speak. wsws.org World Socialist Web Site reporters spoke with striking ambulance workers Wednesday. Ambulance workers in Wales will strike next Thursday, and in England and Wales on the 23rd.

ecns.cn (2023-01-12). Authorities reinforce action on those committing bribery. ecns.cn The top discipline watchdog of the Communist Party of China in its latest communique stressed intensified punishment for those who commit bribery in order to foster and promote a better atmosphere of upholding integrity and resisting corruption.

Eric Zuesse (2023-01-12). America's "War against Communism" Was Really a War against Advocates for the Poor. dissidentvoice.org Two examples — Korea and Indonesia — will be documented here in order to display that America's Cold War against communism was/is a cover-story, or deceptive cloak, for a war actually against the poor (and the political Left) in all nations: in other words, a fascist war, meaning that America's Government became fascist-imperialist as soon …

_____ (2023-01-11). Sanctions: A Wrecking Ball in a Global Economy. popularresistance.org Sanctions imposed without United Nations endorsement are illegal. That is why they could be legally imposed on South Africa by a resolution of the UN General Assembly in 1962, but are unlawful when imposed by one government, often with selected allies, against any other country, for whatever reason. Known correctly as "unilateral coercive measures," such actions are not only contrary to international law in themselves, but may lead to other breaches of the law if their effects are so severe as to become "crimes against humanity." | The report, Sanctions: A Wrecking Ball in a Global Economy, is a comprehensive ove…

ecns.cn (2023-01-11). China's assistance boosts Cambodia's economic development: Cambodian PM. ecns.cn Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen on Monday thanked China for providing assistance to the country's infrastructure construction, which has greatly promoted the development of Cambodia's economy.

ecns.cn (2023-01-11). Supervision set to guide platforms. ecns.cn China's supervision of platform companies' financial activities will normalize with more targeted efforts to guide them toward better compliance, promote the healthy development of the sector and better serve the real economy.

ecns.cn (2023-01-11). China's COVID-19 management adjustment beneficial to world economy. ecns.cn The International Department of the CPC Central Committee holds a briefing on China's COVID-19 management on Jan 10, 2023.A briefing was held by the International Department of the CPC Central Committee for foreign business representatives in China on Tuesday.

ecns.cn (2023-01-11). Chinese firms' role in global economy bigger. ecns.cn Chinese enterprises, both State-owned and private, are striving to play a bigger role in promoting global economic development and will further accelerate their steps going global.

ecns.cn (2023-01-11). China's industrial economy sees steady growth in 2022. ecns.cn China's industrial economy posted overall steady growth in 2022, according to the country's national industry and information conference held on Wednesday.

Nayvin Gordon (2023-01-11). Moral Injury: An Epidemic Fueled by Political Economy. dissidentvoice.org "When COVID swept the planet, a moral injury crisis arose as ethically wrenching dilemmas became the new normal." "In an atmosphere of rationed care, doctors, nurses and other health care workers must admit a few patients and turn many away," to die. Moral injury is a specific and devastating trauma that arises when people face …

WSWS (2023-01-11). How the German government is reigniting the conflict in Kosovo. wsws.org The renewed escalation of the Kosovo conflict is a direct result of the aggressive policy of the European Union, which is using the Ukraine war to reinforce its political and economic dominance over the Western Balkans. Germany is playing the leading role in this process.

SouthFront5 (2023-01-11). Volhynia Turned Into Solid Cemetery. Cry From Soul Of Ukrainian Policewoman (18+). southfront.org Globalists of the New World Order continue to successfully pursue their real goal in the Ukrainian conflict &#1 ; the cleansing of Ukrainian territory from the local Slavic population. | All indications are that apparently this is the minimum globalists' goal in the Ukrainian conflict. The goal of the maximum is likely to achieve the same result on Russian territory. This, by the way, was once mentioned by Margaret Thatcher, who said that it was economically justified to have 15 million people living on the territ…

WSWS (2023-01-11). Biden advances US interests and attack on immigrants at North American summit. wsws.org While the stated topics of discussion at the gathering included economic partnership and cooperation, stopping drug and human trafficking, promotion of clean energy and addressing the humanitarian crisis at the US-Mexico border, the agenda subordinated all of these issues to the strategic interests of US imperialism, with Canada playing a supporting role.

Wendy Craig (2023-01-11). Press Conference: Defend the African Community's Right to Economic Self-Determination. indybay.org What: Press Conference: Defend the African Community's Right to Economic Self-Determination, and Human and Civil Rights on this MLK Day! | When: Friday, January 13th, 2023 at 10am | Where: Uhuru Furniture & Collectibles, 3742 Grand Ave., Oakland, CA 94610 | Who: African People's Education & Defense Fund and Uhuru Furniture & Collectibles | Black Star Industries and Uhuru Foods and Pies…

ecns.cn (2023-01-11). Belt and Road cooperation injects new impetus into world economic recovery: Chinese FM. ecns.cn

_____ (2023-01-11). How Western Sanctions Blow Back. popularresistance.org Economic coercion, through the imposition of sanctions, is an act of war. Many of these sanctions have caused hardship, especially for the civilian populations of targeted countries. | But just as a rifle recoils on the shooter's shoulder, potentially causing injury, so too can sanctions backfire on the user. That is the title of a new book, "Backfire: How Sanctions Reshape the World Against U.S. Interests." | This is not to say that sanctions don't cause suffering, but they have a mere 13% success rate in altering a targeted state's behavior in the way desired. | The failure of sanctions has long been recognized…

Editor (2023-01-11). For Lula, Fighting Against Fascism and For Economic Justice is Nothing New. scheerpost.com Having fought for labor rights under a dictatorship, the Brazilian president once again faces a violent far-right movement bent on blocking his pro-worker, pro-democracy agenda.

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2023-01-11). Grandson of Charles de Gaulle, an Old CIA Nemesis, Condemns West's Policy in Ukraine. covertactionmagazine.com Says the U.S. and NATO triggered the conflict and are making Europeans suffer Pierre de Gaulle, a grandson of former French President Charles de Gaulle, has said the U.S. is making Europeans suffer by fueling the Ukraine conflict and waging a pre-planned economic war against Russia. A corporate consultant and bank manager, Pierre told The …

John Feffer (2023-01-11). The Rise of Self-Hating Politicians. fpif.org House Republicans, Euroskeptics, Vladimir Putin, and Jair Bolsonaro are the agents of a new kind of political disorder that parallels the chaos of failing states, economic catastrophe, and climate disasters.

Dana Sanchez (2023-01-11). Nina Turner: Credit Scores Are Deeply Flawed And Designed To Keep People In Poverty. moguldom.com Activist, commentator and former Ohio State Sen. Nina Turner periodically calls for the repeal of credit scores, and has tweeted at least three times in the last six months that the system used to decide how likely a person is to pay his or her bills is "a scam," "designed to keep people in poverty" …

Frank Cappello (2023-01-11). üéß LEVER TIME PREMIUM: Will UPS Workers Go On Strike? levernews.com In this week's episode of Lever Time Premium, our extended weekly podcast for supporting subscribers, Producer Frank, Andrew Perez, and Julia Rock discuss the "One Thing" that's been most on their mind recently. This week, they discuss the potential UPS strike, how to hold a "liberal intervention," and Larry Summers' call for more unemployment while literally on vacation (34: 36).In addition: Last October, grocery giants Kroger and Albertsons announced they planned to merge and become one of the largest grocery monopolies in the country. To learn what's at stake, David Sirota is joined by journalist Moe Tkacik, w…

_____ (2023-01-11). In Indianapolis, Building A Community Food Ecosystem In An 'Apartheid Zone'. popularresistance.org In Indianapolis' Northeast Corridor, a predominantly Black area with a growing Latinx population, more than half of residents live in a food desert. | One community-led initiative seeks to build a local food ecosystem, one that will not only feed them in times of crisis but will sustain their health, wealth and wellbeing for generations to come. | In 2021, in the climate of the ongoing pandemic, the Equitable Food Access Initiative (EFAI) was created to address these dueling public health crises, in one of the top five cities in the country with the most people living in "food deserts," or areas where low-income…

_____ (2023-01-11). Trump's Tax Returns Show Evil of the Income Tax. strategic-culture.org The final act of the Democrat majority on the House Ways and Means Committee was to make public several years of Donald Trump's tax returns, which the Committee obtained after a prolonged legal battle. The tax returns confirmed that, despite being one of the richest people in America, Donald Trump paid very little in federal income tax. In fact, in at least one year he paid under a thousand dollars.

Ali Abunimah (2023-01-11). How Carrefour profits from Israel's war crimes. electronicintifada.net Labour unions and rights groups in France and Palestine want the retailer to end its partnership with settlement profiteers.

WSWS (2023-01-11). Striking teachers speak out during two day walkout in Scotland. wsws.org One teacher explained, "It is your right to withdraw your labour. It is a fundamental human right. If something was going to push us into a general strike it would be that."

Staff (2023-01-11). Banco Metropolitano S.A informa a sus clientes acerca de límites para las operaciones bancarias. cubadebate.cu El Banco Metropolitano ha establecido límites para las operaciones bancarias de extracción de efectivo y transferencias, que realizan a través de los canales de pago electrónicos los clientes, del segmento de personas naturales, con cuentas soportadas en tarjetas magnéticas (cuenta de salario, jubilación, de ahorro, de formación de fondos y colaboración).

Staff (2023-01-11). Entregan el Premio Nacional de Artes Plásticas 2022 a Flora Fong. cubadebate.cu Flora Fong constituye una de las grandes exponentes de la cultura visual cubana desde hace más de medio siglo. Dada su prolífica trayectoria dentro de la escena pictórica, sus aportes a la visibilidad de la cultura asiática en Cuba y su labor como formadora de varias promociones de artistas en el sistema nacional de enseñanza, la pintora e ilustradora fue galardonada con el Premio Nacional de Artes Plásticas 2022.

Labor & Community Studies Department CCSF (2023-01-11). Thursday 2/2: Essential: How the Pandemic Spurred A Radical New Phase in the Labor Movement with Author. indybay.org The Green Arcade | 1680 Market Street | San Francisco, CA 94102…

WorkWeek (2023-01-11). Brazil Coup & Labor, US CIA AFL-CIO Attack On Mexico Ford Workers, TWU Pres & MLK & ILWU10. indybay.org WorkWeek covers the Brazil Coup & Labor, The US CIA AFL-CIO Attack On Mexico Ford Workers, TWU President John Samuelson On SWA meltdown, MLK, Labor & The ILWU With Retired ILWU 10 Secretary Treasurer Clarence Thomas…

_____ (2023-01-11). Graduate And Professional Student Workers Vote To Unionize In Landslide Election. popularresistance.org In a landslide victory, Yale's graduate and professional student workers have voted to unionize, marking a historic first after decades of organizing on campus. | According to the National Labor Relations Board's final tally, 1,860 of 2,039 voters favored forming a collective bargaining unit under Local 33 — UNITE HERE, the graduate student union that has fought for University recognition since 1990. | Daily Union Elections, which tracks NLRB records, listed Local 33's election filing as the second largest in the nation in 2022, with 4,000 graduate and professional workers eligible for union representation.

David Bacon (2023-01-11). Farm Workforce Modernization Act's failure reveals division in immigrant rights movement. peoplesworld.org For the United Farm Workers and its allies on Capitol Hill, the failure of the Farm Workforce Modernization Act (FWMA) was a defeat for their campaign to win legal immigration status for undocumented field laborers. Teresa Romero, UFW President, called it "a very bitter disappointment for farm workers across the country who have more than …

Fight Back (2023-01-11). Greece: Militant musical protest of artists' unions and art schools. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the influential Greek labor organization, the All-Workers Militant Front (PAME). | A massive, militant, musical protest took place on Tuesday, January 10 at the Ministry of Education in Athens against the Presidential Decree 85 that downgrades the degrees of Art Schools and the working rights of artists. | Students and teachers of Art Schools, musicians, dancers, actors and more protested in front of the Ministry with music, dance and banners with paintings demanding recognition of their education and studies, demanding to be free and public. | T…

Fight Back (2023-01-11). Microsoft workers organize. fightbacknews.org Rockville, MD – A supermajority of quality assurance workers at Microsoft's ZeniMax Studios have indicated January 2 that they wish to join ZeniMax Workers United/CWA, either by signing a union authorization card or voting via an online portal. In accordance with its stated labor principles, Microsoft has recognized the union. | ZeniMax is a video game production company with studios in Maryland and Texas known for its popular games such as Elder Scrolls, DOOM, Quake Champions and Fallout. ZeniMax Workers United/CWA is the first studio at Microsoft to secure union representation, and the largest group of union-re…

Florence CGTN (2023-01-11). U.S. consumers getting buried under credit card debt. america.cgtn.com With inflation still three times higher than the Federal Reserve's target rate, a potential recession looming, and a central bank bent on cooling a hot labor market — 2023 is poised to deliver a bumpy ride for consumers carrying credit card debt.

imperial.ac.uk (2023-01-11). Imperial welcomes India High Commissioner to College to discuss collaborations. imperial.ac.uk Imperial welcomed the High Commissioner of India, His Excellency Mr Vikram K. Doraiswami, to the College to discuss deepening ties with the country.

Lois Weiner (2023-01-11). Labor and Education Activists Must Challenge Private Tech Takeover of Schools. truthout.org Too many education activists have implicitly accepted the conventional wisdom that education's purpose is preparing workers to compete for jobs in the global marketplace. Such a curriculum tends toward using standardized testing based on metrics set by international finance and governance organizations. Though there are important exceptions, many teachers, administrators and parents… |

teleSUR- hvh, JCM (2023-01-11). Presidente Petro actualiza sobre situación tras alud en Cauca. telesurtv.net El jefe de Estado destacó la labor de la Unidad Nacional de Gestión del Riesgos que "logró evitar una tragedia".

unitedEditor (2023-01-11). The Eurozone is heading into a recession. uwidata.com Today we are publishing the third speech held on UWI's webinar on "Europe's Energy Crisis and the Prospects of Turkish-Russian Cooperation". The previous presentations are embedded into the text below. Title and subtitles were set by UWI. By Michael Roberts, Economist and labor activist, United Kingdom The current political position is quite clear from the …

WSWS (2023-01-11). US House passes rules package dictated by Republican far right. wsws.org The basic thrust of the rules changes is to slash federal spending on social programs, block tax increases on the wealthy, and make it easier to block federal government funding and any increase in the debt limit.

Anonymous103 (2023-01-11). The Euro Strangles Croatia. Inflation Is Close To 20 percent. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by Piero Messina | Brussels has welcomed Croatian citizens to the Monetary Eurozone as only it knows how: a mountain of increases with the prices of food and raw materials literally going crazy. A dramatic situation for a country already grappling with inflation at 13 percent per year. The changeover from the "kune" currency to the euro costs Croatia price increases ranging from 5 to 20 percent compared to prices before the introduction of the single European currency. As usual, no…

ecns.cn (2023-01-11). Local gov'ts issue vouchers to boost consumption. ecns.cn As the Spring Festival approaches, many local governments have stepped up their efforts to boost consumption by issuing vouchers and launching a range of promotion activities, Securities Daily reported on Wednesday.

ecns.cn (2023-01-11). Shanghai targets GDP growth at over 5.5 pct in 2023. ecns.cn China's financial hub Shanghai expects to notch a year-on-year gross domestic product (GDP) growth of over 5.5 percent this year, according to a government work report delivered by the city's mayor, Gong Zheng, on Wednesday.

Ann Brown (2023-01-11). Ross Mac On Gun Violence: If The Hood Had $1M Life Insurance Policies, Wall Street Would Feel It And Call for Changes. moguldom.com Shareef "Ross Mac" McDonald bills himself the first Wall Street rapper. A former Wall Street professional and creator/host of Revolt TV's weekly segment, "Maconomics," Mac often shares his thoughts on financial literacy from an urban perspective. The Ivy League-educated Ross Mac recently spoke out on Black deaths and the life insurance racial gap. Black Americans tend …

WSWS (2023-01-11). Australian union/Pampas management demand a real wage cut—why should workers sacrifice? wsws.org A 4.5 percent pay "rise" for Pampas workers would only amount to an extra $44 to $59 per week, a figure which has already been outweighed many times over by skyrocketing inflation.

John Geyman (2023-01-11). Privatization Scam Threatens to Replace Traditional Medicare Altogether by 2030. truthout.org Many Americans know Medicare Advantage as the Medicare program heavily advertised during its enrollment periods, including its special enrollment period that ended just last month. The incessantly repeated television ad for Medicare Advantage, which has often been narrated by 1960s quarterback Joe Namath, is full of disinformation — and it's a profitable scam for health insurers. |

Maximillian Alvarez (2023-01-11). 'The government killed him': A tribute to activist and programmer Aaron Swartz 10 years after his death. therealnews.com Jan. 11, 2023 marks the tenth anniversary of the death of Aaron Swartz. Swartz had a prolific career as a computer programmer: At the age of 12 he created The Info Network, a user-generated encyclopedia widely credited as a precursor to Wikipedia. Swartz's later work would transform the internet as we know it. He helped co-found Reddit, developed the RSS web feed format, and helped lay the technical foundations of Creative Commons, "a global nonprofit organization that enables sharing and reuse of creativity and knowledge through the provision of free legal tools." In 2011, Swartz was arrested and indicted…

Ashley Curtin (2023-01-11). Maine's billion-dollar lobster industry wins reprieve. nationofchange.org The lobster industry and environmental groups have been at odds for years over the protection of the endangered North Atlantic whale, but recently won reprieve from regulations.

fvorinoco (2023-01-11). Venezuela: Rentier Capitalism and the Project for Change (Part 1). orinocotribune.com By Carlos Dàºrich &#1 ; Jan 9, 2023 | The Bolivarian process went through various phases in its almost three decades of existence. Part one of a historical analysis of the evolution of the dynamics of the class struggle in Chavista Venezuela. | "To historically articulate that past does not mean to know it 'as it truly was.' It means taking possession of a memory as it flashes at the moment of danger." | Walter Benjamin, Thesis VI, Theses on the philosophy of history. | The emergence of rentier capitalism | Every revolutionary movement, paraphrasing Marx, has to draw tactics and strategies for struggle from…

Andreína Chávez Alava (2023-01-11). Venezuelan Teachers Mobilize for Higher Wages, Demand Gov't Answers. venezuelanalysis.com Teachers' unions demand a new collective bargaining contract that restitutes social benefits and adjusts salaries to current living costs.

WSWS (2023-01-11). Surplus in German retirement funds testifies to high excess mortality from pandemic. wsws.org German public retirement insurance issuers generated a 2.1 billion euro surplus last year. A major contributor was the COVID deaths from an above-average number of pensioners.

Kaden Thaxton (2023-01-11). Climate change, capitalism threaten food security for millions in Texas. liberationnews.org At the heart of the issue is capitalist big agriculture.

ecns.cn (2023-01-11). Aerospace industry base starts operation in south China. ecns.cn China's first commercial aerospace industrial base, which is mainly used for the production, testing and assembly of solid and liquid-fuel carrier rocket, has begun operations in the Nansha district of Guangzhou, Guangdong Province.

WSWS (2023-01-11). Canada escalates war in Ukraine with purchase of surface-to-air missile system for Kiev. wsws.org The announcement came after a bilateral meeting between Canadian Prime Justin Trudeau and US President Joe Biden, where the two allies discussed waging war on Russia, thwarting China, securing access to critical raw materials and "friendshoring" supply chains.

Oleg Yasinsky (2023-01-11). Réquiem por un sueño: a cien años de la fundación de la URSS. peoplesworld.org Pertenezco a una generación privilegiada. Nací a finales de los años 60 en Kiev, la capital de una Ucrania soviética y socialista, y tuve la suerte de pasar los años de mi infancia, adolescencia y hasta mi juventud en un país satanizado como ningún otro en la historia de la humanidad: la URSS. Un recuerdo …

Steve Lalla (2023-01-11). Peru: US-Backed Coup Regime Has Murdered 46 Demonstrators. orinocotribune.com By Steve Lalla &#1 ; Jan 10, 2023 | In Peru, the death toll has risen to at least 46 following the December 7 US-backed coup overthrowing democratically elected socialist President Pedro Castillo. | On January 9 alone, at least 18 were killed by the coup regime's security forces in Juliaca. Peru is now mobilized in a national general strike, with demonstrators demanding the return of the president they elected, Pedro Castillo, imprisoned without trial since the coup. Video footage has

unitedEditor (2023-01-11). An assessment of 100 Years of the USSR. uwidata.com The USSR's most important contribution to humanity The most important contribution of the Soviet Union to humanity is that for the first time the Scientific Socialist theory was put into practice in a country, proving in practice that socialism can be constructed. The USSR became the most important model of the ideal of an equal, …

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2023-01-11: News Headlines

_____ (2023-01-11). Sanctions: A Wrecking Ball in a Global Economy. popularresistance.org Sanctions imposed without United Nations endorsement are illegal. That is why they could be legally imposed on South Africa by a resolution of the UN General Assembly in 1962, but are unlawful when imposed by one government, often with selected allies, against any other country, for whatever reason. Known correctly as "unilateral coercive measures," such actions are not only contrary to international law in themselves, but may lead to other breaches of the law if their effects are so severe as to become "crimes against humanity." | The report, Sanctions: A Wrecking Ball in a Global Economy, is a comprehensive ove…

ecns.cn (2023-01-11). China's assistance boosts Cambodia's economic development: Cambodian PM. ecns.cn Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen on Monday thanked China for providing assistance to the country's infrastructure construction, which has greatly promoted the development of Cambodia's economy.

ecns.cn (2023-01-11). Supervision set to guide platforms. ecns.cn China's supervision of platform companies' financial activities will normalize with more targeted efforts to guide them toward better compliance, promote the healthy development of the sector and better serve the real economy.

ecns.cn (2023-01-11). China's COVID-19 management adjustment beneficial to world economy. ecns.cn The International Department of the CPC Central Committee holds a briefing on China's COVID-19 management on Jan 10, 2023.A briefing was held by the International Department of the CPC Central Committee for foreign business representatives in China on Tuesday.

ecns.cn (2023-01-11). Chinese firms' role in global economy bigger. ecns.cn Chinese enterprises, both State-owned and private, are striving to play a bigger role in promoting global economic development and will further accelerate their steps going global.

WSWS (2023-01-11). How the German government is reigniting the conflict in Kosovo. wsws.org The renewed escalation of the Kosovo conflict is a direct result of the aggressive policy of the European Union, which is using the Ukraine war to reinforce its political and economic dominance over the Western Balkans. Germany is playing the leading role in this process.

SouthFront5 (2023-01-11). Volhynia Turned Into Solid Cemetery. Cry From Soul Of Ukrainian Policewoman (18+). southfront.org Globalists of the New World Order continue to successfully pursue their real goal in the Ukrainian conflict &#1 ; the cleansing of Ukrainian territory from the local Slavic population. | All indications are that apparently this is the minimum globalists' goal in the Ukrainian conflict. The goal of the maximum is likely to achieve the same result on Russian territory. This, by the way, was once mentioned by Margaret Thatcher, who said that it was economically justified to have 15 million people living on the territ…

WSWS (2023-01-11). Biden advances US interests and attack on immigrants at North American summit. wsws.org While the stated topics of discussion at the gathering included economic partnership and cooperation, stopping drug and human trafficking, promotion of clean energy and addressing the humanitarian crisis at the US-Mexico border, the agenda subordinated all of these issues to the strategic interests of US imperialism, with Canada playing a supporting role.

Wendy Craig (2023-01-11). Press Conference: Defend the African Community's Right to Economic Self-Determination. indybay.org What: Press Conference: Defend the African Community's Right to Economic Self-Determination, and Human and Civil Rights on this MLK Day! | When: Friday, January 13th, 2023 at 10am | Where: Uhuru Furniture & Collectibles, 3742 Grand Ave., Oakland, CA 94610 | Who: African People's Education & Defense Fund and Uhuru Furniture & Collectibles | Black Star Industries and Uhuru Foods and Pies…

ecns.cn (2023-01-11). Belt and Road cooperation injects new impetus into world economic recovery: Chinese FM. ecns.cn

Ali Abunimah (2023-01-11). How Carrefour profits from Israel's war crimes. electronicintifada.net Labour unions and rights groups in France and Palestine want the retailer to end its partnership with settlement profiteers.

Staff (2023-01-11). Banco Metropolitano S.A informa a sus clientes acerca de límites para las operaciones bancarias. cubadebate.cu El Banco Metropolitano ha establecido límites para las operaciones bancarias de extracción de efectivo y transferencias, que realizan a través de los canales de pago electrónicos los clientes, del segmento de personas naturales, con cuentas soportadas en tarjetas magnéticas (cuenta de salario, jubilación, de ahorro, de formación de fondos y colaboración).

Staff (2023-01-11). Entregan el Premio Nacional de Artes Plásticas 2022 a Flora Fong. cubadebate.cu Flora Fong constituye una de las grandes exponentes de la cultura visual cubana desde hace más de medio siglo. Dada su prolífica trayectoria dentro de la escena pictórica, sus aportes a la visibilidad de la cultura asiática en Cuba y su labor como formadora de varias promociones de artistas en el sistema nacional de enseñanza, la pintora e ilustradora fue galardonada con el Premio Nacional de Artes Plásticas 2022.

Labor & Community Studies Department CCSF (2023-01-11). Thursday 2/2: Essential: How the Pandemic Spurred A Radical New Phase in the Labor Movement with Author. indybay.org The Green Arcade | 1680 Market Street | San Francisco, CA 94102…

WorkWeek (2023-01-11). Brazil Coup & Labor, US CIA AFL-CIO Attack On Mexico Ford Workers, TWU Pres & MLK & ILWU10. indybay.org WorkWeek covers the Brazil Coup & Labor, The US CIA AFL-CIO Attack On Mexico Ford Workers, TWU President John Samuelson On SWA meltdown, MLK, Labor & The ILWU With Retired ILWU 10 Secretary Treasurer Clarence Thomas…

WSWS (2023-01-11). US House passes rules package dictated by Republican far right. wsws.org The basic thrust of the rules changes is to slash federal spending on social programs, block tax increases on the wealthy, and make it easier to block federal government funding and any increase in the debt limit.

ecns.cn (2023-01-11). Local gov'ts issue vouchers to boost consumption. ecns.cn As the Spring Festival approaches, many local governments have stepped up their efforts to boost consumption by issuing vouchers and launching a range of promotion activities, Securities Daily reported on Wednesday.

ecns.cn (2023-01-11). Shanghai targets GDP growth at over 5.5 pct in 2023. ecns.cn China's financial hub Shanghai expects to notch a year-on-year gross domestic product (GDP) growth of over 5.5 percent this year, according to a government work report delivered by the city's mayor, Gong Zheng, on Wednesday.

WSWS (2023-01-11). Australian union/Pampas management demand a real wage cut—why should workers sacrifice? wsws.org A 4.5 percent pay "rise" for Pampas workers would only amount to an extra $44 to $59 per week, a figure which has already been outweighed many times over by skyrocketing inflation.

Kaden Thaxton (2023-01-11). Climate change, capitalism threaten food security for millions in Texas. liberationnews.org At the heart of the issue is capitalist big agriculture.

ecns.cn (2023-01-11). Aerospace industry base starts operation in south China. ecns.cn China's first commercial aerospace industrial base, which is mainly used for the production, testing and assembly of solid and liquid-fuel carrier rocket, has begun operations in the Nansha district of Guangzhou, Guangdong Province.

WSWS (2023-01-11). Canada escalates war in Ukraine with purchase of surface-to-air missile system for Kiev. wsws.org The announcement came after a bilateral meeting between Canadian Prime Justin Trudeau and US President Joe Biden, where the two allies discussed waging war on Russia, thwarting China, securing access to critical raw materials and "friendshoring" supply chains.

Dave DeCamp (2023-01-10). Former High-Level US Officials Warn Time Is Not on Ukraine's Side in the Conflict. news.antiwar.com Former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates warned in an op-ed published by The Washington Post on Saturday that "time is not on Ukraine's side" as its economy is in shambles and the country is entirely reliant on foreign aid. The former officials said Russian President Vladimir Putin …

ecns.cn (2023-01-10). China to see overall stability in employment in 2023: minister. ecns.cn China's overall employment situation will stay stable in 2023 as the economy continues to recover with optimized COVID response and pro-growth policies, a senior official has said.

ecns.cn (2023-01-10). China's 2022 domestic grain purchases estimated at 400 billion kg. ecns.cn China's 2022 domestic grain purchases are expected to reach 800 billion jin or 400 billion kilograms, keeping in line with the same level seen in previous years.

Dean Baker (2023-01-10). The Good and Better News About the Economy. cepr.net Everyone who carefully follows the news about the economy knows that we are in the middle of the Second Great Depression. On the other hand, those who read less news, but deal with things like jobs, wages, and bills probably think the economy is pretty damn good. We got more evidence on the pretty damn …

_____ (2023-01-10). Nicaragua Is World's Number One Country Where Citizens Feel At Peace. popularresistance.org A poll found that Nicaragua is the top country in the world where citizens feel at peace. | The United States and Western media outlets have long demonized Nicaragua's Sandinista government and its President Daniel Ortega, sponsoring violent coup attempts against him and imposing illegal unilateral sanctions aimed at hurting the Central American nation's economy. | But studies show that the Sandinista Front is very popular among the Nicaraguan people, who enjoy a high quality of life compared to their neighbors. | CNBC reported this January that Nicaragua is the "No. 1 country where people say they are 'always' a…

Amy Goodman (2023-01-10). Migration, the Economy, Trade and Security on the Agenda at Mexico City Summit. truthout.org We go to Mexico City for an update on the North American Leaders' Summit, where the presidents of Mexico, the United States and Canada are discussing migration, the economy, trade and security. The summit comes just days after Biden announced that the United States will start to block migrants from Haiti, Nicaragua, Venezuela and Cuba from applying for asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border. |

Anonymous103 (2023-01-10). Conflict In Ukraine Accelerated India's Global Rise. southfront.org Illustrative Image Moscow could support India as a mediator but Kiev shows no interest. | Written by Ahmed Adel, Cairo-based geopolitics and political economy researcher | The international order maintains exclusively Western features, but this is quickly disappearing because of the impact the conflict in Ukraine has had in advancing multipolarity. In the context of a rapidly changing global system, India is set to gain more so than any other country as it was presented with an opportunity to consolidate its importance i…

Ben Norton (2023-01-10). Analyst suffered 20 years in US prison for helping Cuba, still condemns 'suffocating' blockade. geopoliticaleconomy.com Former DIA analyst Ana Belén Montes was imprisoned for 20 years for sharing intelligence with Cuba that helped it prevent US attacks and sabotage. Upon being released, she condemned the "suffocating embargo" that makes Cubans "suffer."

Dana Sanchez (2023-01-10). Fed's Raphael Bostic: Interest Rates Will Remain High, Over 5 Percent Well Into 2024. moguldom.com Atlanta Federal Reserve President Raphael Bostic said Friday that better-than-expected employment growth in December hasn't changed his mind on monetary policy. He still sees interest rates rising higher than 5 percent and staying there "for a long time." Bostic said the Fed was committed to fighting high inflation and driving down demand in the economy. …

Renate Bridenthal (2023-01-10). How Western sanctions blow back, hurting Europe, deepening Asian integration. geopoliticaleconomy.com Western sanctions led Russia to greatly increase trade with Asia, while devastating Europe's economy. The US tech war against China is damaging its own industry.

_____ (2023-01-10). How Sanctions Contributed to Venezuela's Economic Collapse. popularresistance.org During the past decade, Venezuela lived through the largest economic contraction documented in the history of the Western Hemisphere. The implosion took place at the same time as the U.S. government barred oil purchases, froze government bank accounts, prohibited the country from issuing new debt, and seized tankers bound for Venezuela. One would think it should be self-evident that any account of Venezuela's economic contraction would place economic sanctions in a central role. | However, sanctions play a surprisingly limited role in most mainstream accounts of the Venezuelan crisis. A recent Council on Foreign…

infobrics (2023-01-10). Economic Corridor "China — Mongolia — Russia": Infrastructure in Focus. infobrics.org With logistical flows redirected, Russia's interest in the opportunities of east-bound transport routes, including transit via Mongolia to China and on to other destinations in Asia, has dramatically increased…

Speak Out Now (2023-01-10). Saturday 1/21: 2023: A Coming Economic Crisis? Who Will Pay? with Richard Wolff (Online). indybay.org Online townhall, see website for details…

David Giesen (2023-01-10). Sunday 1/8: The Pursuit of Happiness framed in political-economic terms. indybay.org Virtual through Google Meet: The Pursuit of Happiness framed in political-economic terms | Sunday, January 8 ∑ 7: 00 — 8: 00pm | Google Meet joining info | Video call link: meet.google.com/mqd-jtmf-gkk

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-01-10). Socioeconomic status measure helps researchers develop artificial intelligence models, improving equity in health care. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Social determinants of health impact people's well-being and quality of life. These social determinants — conditions such as access to nutrition, safe and affordable housing, jobs, transportation, and access to health care — are some of the factors that lead to disparities in health and health care if they are not addressed. "Defining and assessing social determinants of health really invites clinicians, educators, and researchers to embrace a broader understanding of health in the social…

WSWS (2023-01-10). Sri Lankan president demands more austerity. wsws.org Wickremesinghe's message underscores his determination to impose the burden of the deepening economic crisis gripping Sri Lanka onto the working class and the poor.

_____ (2023-01-10). Apple: Forced Labor in India With Foxconn. strategic-culture.org Is the assembly of Apple iPhones in India " | good corporate governance"? | Apple has its latest iPhones 12 and 13, and since this year also iPhone 14, finally assembled in the South Indian special economic zone Chennai in the state of Tamil Nadu. Numerous Indian electronics companies are established here, supplying Western car companies such as BMW and Ford, and digital companies such as Nokia, Dell, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft and Apple. | In the U.S., the Western world's best-looking, best smartphone from the "world's largest democracy" costs from $1, 0 — up to $2,099 depending on the model. | For this Appl…

Dana Sanchez (2023-01-10). Former Rep. Ron Paul: The Mother Of Economic Crises Will Hit America, Expect Social Unrest, Violence. moguldom.com In a weekly column, Libertarian and former Texas congressman Ron Paul echoed the words of economist Nouriel "Dr. Doom" Roubini, who has warned that the massive debt held by individuals, businesses, and the government will soon lead to the "mother of all economic crises." A former member of President Bill Clinton's Council of Economic Advisors, …

manager (2023-01-10). CEPR Spotlight: Latin America. cepr.net CEPR has long been a leader in examining economic and political developments in Latin America. Highlights of our work in 2022 included the following: Co-Director Mark Weisbrot joined Joseph E. Stiglitz to author this op-ed for Foreign Policy on the February 2022 agreement between Argentina and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The piece highlighted that …

Marjorie Cohn (2023-01-10). Cuba Says Biden Applies Blockade Even More Aggressively Than His Predecessors. orinocotribune.com By Marjorie Cohn &#1 ; Jan 5, 2023 | Biden has maintained many of Trump's sanctions against Cuba. He must fulfill his promise to reverse Trump's actions. | The current U.S. government, the one of Joseph Biden, of all those that the Cuban Revolution has known, is the one that has most aggressively and effectively applied the economic blockade," Carlos Fernández de Cossío, vice minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba,

ecns.cn (2023-01-10). International tourism markets welcome Chinese tourists with open arms. ecns.cn Many countries welcomed Chinese tourists as China announced to downgrade management of COVID-19 infection and resume outbound tourism for Chinese citizensorderly.

Labor Video Project (2023-01-10). Fascist Coup & Lessons For Brazilian Working Class With Fabio Bosco of Conlutas Union Fed. indybay.org Fabio Bosco and transit worker from Sao Paulo and with the independent Conlutas trade union federation reports on the results of the attempted coup in Brazil and what this means for the working class.

Alex Bainbridge (2023-01-10). Labor drip feeds justice to refugees. greenleft.org.au Labor promised to end the cruel practice of imposing temporary protection visas. Alex Bainbridge argues its announcement concerning 19,000 refugees is welcome, but does not go far enough.

ecns.cn (2023-01-10). FM Qin's trip to cement ties with African, Arab nations. ecns.cn Beijing pins high hopes on partnership and collaboration with African and Arab countries at the start of the new year as Foreign Minister Qin Gang embarks on his first trip abroad since being appointed to…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-01-10). Science Saturday: MayoComplete next-generation sequencing — Transforming comprehensive cancer care. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org For patients facing a cancer journey, navigating diagnosis and treatment can be extremely daunting. Fear of the unknown is compounded by a confusing ocean of emerging information on discoveries and technological advancements. While each wave of progress brings about new types of treatment, including targeted and immune therapies linked to improved outcomes, the cancer's nuances must be understood for these pioneering treatments to work. Laboratory testing offers crucial information to help patients traverse the shifting…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-01-10). Celebrating international relationships, past, present and future. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org It was 100 years ago that Dr. Charles Mayo visited France and met with famed physicist Marie Curie, the first woman to receive the Nobel Prize. That meeting helped to set the stage for her research collaboration with Mayo and the relationship between Mayo and France that continues today. Celebrating those past, present and future relationships was the reason for a news conference held at Mayo Clinic on Friday, Jan. 6. Ambassador of France to…

manager (2023-01-10). Inflation Preview: What to Look for in the December CPI. cepr.net (The monthly Consumer Price Index (CPI) is scheduled for release by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Thursday, January 12th at 8: 30 AM Eastern Time.) The overall inflation rate in November was just 0.1 percent, held down by a 2.0 percent drop in gas prices. However, inflation in the core index was also moderate, coming …

Maximillian Alvarez (2023-01-10). Organizing workers from Amazon to Minor League Baseball. therealnews.com Last month Working People hit a new milestone: We recorded our first live episode in front of an audience! Organized by the Action Builder / Action Network team and hosted by Busboys & Poets in Washington, DC, we got to speak with Michelle Valentin Nieves of the Amazon Labor Union and Harry Marino of the Major League Baseball Players Association about the incredible worker organizing victories for Amazon workers and minor league baseball players, and about lessons we have learned from an intense year of grassroots struggle that we will be carrying into 2023. | Michelle Valentin Nieves is the Executive Secre…

Editor (2023-01-10). Netflix's 'Descendant' shows capitalism continues to oppress African descendants. mronline.org In the spring of 1860, wealthy businessman Timothy Meaher made a bet that he could illegally kidnap and ship Africans from Africa to Mobile, Alabama, without being detected by federal officials.

manager (2023-01-10). Stock Market Index Funds Can Beat Crypto: On Cryptocurrency Investing and Building Black Wealth. cepr.net From a public relations perspective, 2022 was an awful year for the cryptocurrency industry. The value of Bitcoin and other popular currencies lost more than half their value. Several major bankruptcies, scams, and frauds associated with the industry surfaced with the FTX-Sam-Bankman-Fried scandal only being the most sensational. While 2022 was bad for the crypto …

Sharon Zhang (2023-01-10). Republicans Vote to Revoke IRS Funding, Which Would Raise Deficit by $114B. truthout.org After a week-long scuffle over the House speakership, House Republicans held their first vote with their new majority on a bill to slash over $70 billion for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) — funding that was pegged to allow the agency to go after wealthy tax cheats. Republicans have specifically targeted the IRS funding that Democrats passed in last year's Inflation Reduction Act… |

Marc Saxer, Rainer Hank (2023-01-10). Battle for Social Democracy and Unfettered Capitalism. indybay.org Two opposing schools of thought face each other at the sickbed: neoliberalism and social democracy. But didn't the death-bells of neoliberalism ring in the course of the financial market crisis? Were not neoliberals unmasked as charlatans who first caused the whole mess with their deregulation medicine?

WSWS (2023-01-10). FTX bankruptcy fallout continues unchecked in crypto market. wsws.org The significance of the crypto debacle, marked by ongoing bankruptcies, lies in the fact that it is the most egregious expression of processes in the broader financial system.

jamanetwork (2023-01-10). Comparison of the Financial and Operational Characteristics of For-Profit and Nonprofit Hospitals Receiving Federal GME Payments, 2011-2020. jamanetwork.com This study compares graduate medical education (GME) payments between nonprofit and for-profit hospitals between 2011 and 2020 to assess how hospitals value GME.

_____ (2023-01-10). What to Expect From the Government in 2023? More of the Same. strategic-culture.org By John & Nisha WHITEHEAD | For those wondering what to expect from the government in 2023, it looks like we're going to be in for more of the same in terms of the government's brand of madness, mayhem, corruption and brutality. | Digital prisons. Unceasingly, the government and its corporate partners are pushing for a national digital ID system. Eventually, a digital ID will be required to gain access to all aspects of life: government, work, travel, healthcare, financial services, shopping, etc. | Precrime. Under the pretext of helping overwhelmed government agencies work more efficiently, AI predictive and sur…

_____ (2023-01-10). Japan's Defense Strategy: A View from the Korean Corner. journal-neo.org On December 16, 2022, Japan's Cabinet approved amendments to three key national security and defense documents. First, an increase in the military budget is envisaged. The Japanese government has previously announced plans to increase defense spending to 2% of GDP by 2027 (it is currently 1% of GDP). If Japan does so, its defense spending …

WSWS (2023-01-10). University of California to invest $4 billion in private equity giant Blackstone. wsws.org Emboldened by the UAW's sellout, the University of California has made a substantial investment in a company that profits from the maintenance of high rent.

Editor (2023-01-10). How Big Pharma actually spends its massive profits. mronline.org New research shows that pharmaceutical companies have spent more on enriching shareholders than drug research and development over the past decade.

Editor (2023-01-10). McKinsey's Addiction Corporations. scheerpost.com By Thomas Klikauer / CounterPunch Almost 30 years ago, tobacco CEOs were forced to answer questions — under oath. For the first time, corporate bosses had to admit that tobacco companies were designing cigarettes to sustain addiction — a dark day for corporate profits, tobacco corporations, and the ever supportive management consultancy firm: McKinsey. Yet, it was a good day for everyone else. …

WSWS (2023-01-10). New Zealand: Reject sellout of Wellington rail workers! wsws.org The Socialist Equality Group calls on rail workers in Wellington to reject the sellout agreement presented by the Rail and Maritime Transport Union, which constitutes a real wage cut, and to form a rank-and-file committee independent of the pro-capitalist union.

Staff (2023-01-10). Fidel, Martí y el aporte de Cuba al mundo. cubadebate.cu La experiencia histórica única de Cuba no se puede copiar en ninguna parte, pero la pequeña nación ofrece al mundo algunas lecciones tremendas sobre los valores del socialismo humanista combinados con el pensamiento y la práctica antiimperialistas. La experiencia histórica única de Cuba no se puede copiar en ninguna parte, pero la pequeña nación ofrece al mundo algunas lecciones tremendas sobre los valores del socialismo humanista.

Staff (2023-01-10). Samidoun salutes Jose Maria "Ka Joma" Sison during weeks of tributes. samidoun.net Since the passing of Filipino leader, comrade Jose Maria "Ka Joma" Sison, in the Netherlands on 16 December 2022, Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network had the honor of participating in tributes and events celebrating the life of the co-founder of the Communist Party of the Philippines and one of the greatest revolutionaries of the past …

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2023-01-10: News Headlines

Dave DeCamp (2023-01-10). Former High-Level US Officials Warn Time Is Not on Ukraine's Side in the Conflict. news.antiwar.com Former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates warned in an op-ed published by The Washington Post on Saturday that "time is not on Ukraine's side" as its economy is in shambles and the country is entirely reliant on foreign aid. The former officials said Russian President Vladimir Putin …

Dean Baker (2023-01-10). The Good and Better News About the Economy. cepr.net Everyone who carefully follows the news about the economy knows that we are in the middle of the Second Great Depression. On the other hand, those who read less news, but deal with things like jobs, wages, and bills probably think the economy is pretty damn good. We got more evidence on the pretty damn …

ecns.cn (2023-01-10). China to see overall stability in employment in 2023: minister. ecns.cn China's overall employment situation will stay stable in 2023 as the economy continues to recover with optimized COVID response and pro-growth policies, a senior official has said.

ecns.cn (2023-01-10). China's 2022 domestic grain purchases estimated at 400 billion kg. ecns.cn China's 2022 domestic grain purchases are expected to reach 800 billion jin or 400 billion kilograms, keeping in line with the same level seen in previous years.

infobrics (2023-01-10). Economic Corridor "China — Mongolia — Russia": Infrastructure in Focus. infobrics.org With logistical flows redirected, Russia's interest in the opportunities of east-bound transport routes, including transit via Mongolia to China and on to other destinations in Asia, has dramatically increased…

Speak Out Now (2023-01-10). Saturday 1/21: 2023: A Coming Economic Crisis? Who Will Pay? with Richard Wolff (Online). indybay.org Online townhall, see website for details…

David Giesen (2023-01-10). Sunday 1/8: The Pursuit of Happiness framed in political-economic terms. indybay.org Virtual through Google Meet: The Pursuit of Happiness framed in political-economic terms | Sunday, January 8 ∑ 7: 00 — 8: 00pm | Google Meet joining info | Video call link: meet.google.com/mqd-jtmf-gkk

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-01-10). Socioeconomic status measure helps researchers develop artificial intelligence models, improving equity in health care. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Social determinants of health impact people's well-being and quality of life. These social determinants — conditions such as access to nutrition, safe and affordable housing, jobs, transportation, and access to health care — are some of the factors that lead to disparities in health and health care if they are not addressed. "Defining and assessing social determinants of health really invites clinicians, educators, and researchers to embrace a broader understanding of health in the social…

WSWS (2023-01-10). Sri Lankan president demands more austerity. wsws.org Wickremesinghe's message underscores his determination to impose the burden of the deepening economic crisis gripping Sri Lanka onto the working class and the poor.

_____ (2023-01-10). How Sanctions Contributed to Venezuela's Economic Collapse. popularresistance.org During the past decade, Venezuela lived through the largest economic contraction documented in the history of the Western Hemisphere. The implosion took place at the same time as the U.S. government barred oil purchases, froze government bank accounts, prohibited the country from issuing new debt, and seized tankers bound for Venezuela. One would think it should be self-evident that any account of Venezuela's economic contraction would place economic sanctions in a central role. | However, sanctions play a surprisingly limited role in most mainstream accounts of the Venezuelan crisis. A recent Council on Foreign…

ecns.cn (2023-01-10). International tourism markets welcome Chinese tourists with open arms. ecns.cn Many countries welcomed Chinese tourists as China announced to downgrade management of COVID-19 infection and resume outbound tourism for Chinese citizensorderly.

Labor Video Project (2023-01-10). Fascist Coup & Lessons For Brazilian Working Class With Fabio Bosco of Conlutas Union Fed. indybay.org Fabio Bosco and transit worker from Sao Paulo and with the independent Conlutas trade union federation reports on the results of the attempted coup in Brazil and what this means for the working class.

Alex Bainbridge (2023-01-10). Labor drip feeds justice to refugees. greenleft.org.au Labor promised to end the cruel practice of imposing temporary protection visas. Alex Bainbridge argues its announcement concerning 19,000 refugees is welcome, but does not go far enough.

ecns.cn (2023-01-10). FM Qin's trip to cement ties with African, Arab nations. ecns.cn Beijing pins high hopes on partnership and collaboration with African and Arab countries at the start of the new year as Foreign Minister Qin Gang embarks on his first trip abroad since being appointed to…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-01-10). Science Saturday: MayoComplete next-generation sequencing — Transforming comprehensive cancer care. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org For patients facing a cancer journey, navigating diagnosis and treatment can be extremely daunting. Fear of the unknown is compounded by a confusing ocean of emerging information on discoveries and technological advancements. While each wave of progress brings about new types of treatment, including targeted and immune therapies linked to improved outcomes, the cancer's nuances must be understood for these pioneering treatments to work. Laboratory testing offers crucial information to help patients traverse the shifting…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-01-10). Celebrating international relationships, past, present and future. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org It was 100 years ago that Dr. Charles Mayo visited France and met with famed physicist Marie Curie, the first woman to receive the Nobel Prize. That meeting helped to set the stage for her research collaboration with Mayo and the relationship between Mayo and France that continues today. Celebrating those past, present and future relationships was the reason for a news conference held at Mayo Clinic on Friday, Jan. 6. Ambassador of France to…

Marc Saxer, Rainer Hank (2023-01-10). Battle for Social Democracy and Unfettered Capitalism. indybay.org Two opposing schools of thought face each other at the sickbed: neoliberalism and social democracy. But didn't the death-bells of neoliberalism ring in the course of the financial market crisis? Were not neoliberals unmasked as charlatans who first caused the whole mess with their deregulation medicine?

WSWS (2023-01-10). FTX bankruptcy fallout continues unchecked in crypto market. wsws.org The significance of the crypto debacle, marked by ongoing bankruptcies, lies in the fact that it is the most egregious expression of processes in the broader financial system.

WSWS (2023-01-10). University of California to invest $4 billion in private equity giant Blackstone. wsws.org Emboldened by the UAW's sellout, the University of California has made a substantial investment in a company that profits from the maintenance of high rent.

WSWS (2023-01-10). New Zealand: Reject sellout of Wellington rail workers! wsws.org The Socialist Equality Group calls on rail workers in Wellington to reject the sellout agreement presented by the Rail and Maritime Transport Union, which constitutes a real wage cut, and to form a rank-and-file committee independent of the pro-capitalist union.

Staff (2023-01-10). Samidoun salutes Jose Maria "Ka Joma" Sison during weeks of tributes. samidoun.net Since the passing of Filipino leader, comrade Jose Maria "Ka Joma" Sison, in the Netherlands on 16 December 2022, Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network had the honor of participating in tributes and events celebrating the life of the co-founder of the Communist Party of the Philippines and one of the greatest revolutionaries of the past …

Ben Norton (2023-01-09). China pushes de-dollarization with gold reserves, Argentina yuan currency swap deal. geopoliticaleconomy.com Advancing global de-dollarization, China's central bank is boosting its gold reserves while signing currency swap deals in yuan with countries like Argentina, encouraging the use of renminbi instead of US dollars.

Ben Norton (2023-01-09). Nicaragua is world's #1 country where citizens feel at peace, Gallup poll shows. geopoliticaleconomy.com A poll by mainstream firm Gallup found that Nicaragua is the No. 1 country in the world where citizens feel at peace. Nine of the top 14 countries are in Latin America. But the US constantly attacks the Sandinista government and imposes sanctions on it.

Ben Norton (2023-01-09). China 'counters US dollar hegemony' with gold reserves, Argentina yuan currency swap deal. geopoliticaleconomy.com Advancing global de-dollarization, China's central bank is boosting its gold reserves while signing currency swap deals in yuan with countries like Argentina, encouraging the use of renminbi instead of US dollars.

ecns.cn (2023-01-09). Economy grows despite COVID headwinds. ecns.cn Containers from all over the world wait to be loaded or unloaded at Yangshan Port near Shanghai on April 24.A worker collects helmets at a construction site in the Yizhuang area in Beijing on March 16, 2020. [Photo by Zou Hong/China Daily]…

_____ (2023-01-09). China Pushes De-Dollarization With Gold, Currency Swap Deal. popularresistance.org China's central bank has taken a series of steps to accelerate the global drive toward de-dollarization, challenging the hegemony of the greenback. | The People's Bank of China is increasing the share of gold in its foreign-exchange holdings, bucking the US dollar, which has for decades been dominant in reserves. | This January, China also signed an agreement with Argentina's central bank for a currency swap deal, in which Beijing will provide 130 billion Chinese yuan (roughly $19 billion USD) to help Buenos Aires stabilize its currency and economy. | The South American nation said it is "committed to deepen the…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2023-01-09). Predictions for 2023? Annus Horribilis with Some Surprising Upsides. libya360.wordpress.com Sharmine Narwani This isn't going to be an easy year, anywhere. The constellation of events in the recent past — wars in Syria, Yemen, Libya; the targeting of Iran, China, Russia; the global pandemic and the securitization that ensued; the re-emergence of Salafi terrorism; widespread economic recession; failure of globalization; replacement of international law with…

Sarah Anderson (2023-01-09). For Lula, Fighting Against Fascism and For Economic Justice is Nothing New. inequality.org

Ann Brown (2023-01-09). A Look Back: Granddaughter Of Elijah Muhammad Drops Science On The Legacy And Accomplishments Of His Economic Program. moguldom.com In a resurfaced interview, the granddaughter of the late Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad speaks about the legacy of her grandfather and the accomplishments of his economic program. The interview is from 2016 but has recently been posted on Twitter by user Ma'rifatullah (Knowledge in Allah). Amirah Muhammad, who was born in 1965, was …

Nova 'Jade' Sobieralski (2023-01-09). AUWU: 'Cut the crap, raise the rate'. greenleft.org.au While some benefits are automatically indexed, JobSeeker is not. Nova 'Jade' Sobieralski reports that the Australian Unemployed Workers Union is demanding more from a Labor government.

WSWS (2023-01-09). Visiting US-Mexico border, Biden seeks bipartisan unity in attack on migrants. wsws.org President Biden's trip to El Paso, his first to the southern border since taking office, is aimed at solidifying the collaboration of the White House with the Republicans in attacking the basic rights of migrant workers and their families to seek asylum in the US.

United Front Committee For A Labor Party (2023-01-09). Friday 1/13: SF Rally-Smash US Supported Coup In Peru, US Gov & Biden Get Bloody Hands Off Peru. indybay.org Peru Consulate | 790 Market St. | San Francisco…

_____ (2023-01-09). Tanks for the Memories!.. German and NATO Tanks to Roll in Ukraine. strategic-culture.org German, American and French tanks are supporting a regime that openly glorifies its Nazi collaborators. They say history never repeats exactly. It certainly rhymes though. | German tanks rolling into Ukraine to fight Russian troops would have seemed an unbelievable scenario given the dreadful history of World War Two. Yet that scenario is where the NATO proxy war against Moscow is headed. The development has the disturbing echo of Operation Barbarossa when the Nazi Wehrmacht launched its offensive on the Soviet Union in 1941. | Instead of Panzer Tiger tanks, we will see German Marder "fighting vehicles" trundling…

Marie Kelly (2023-01-09). News whiteout of Pennsylvania prison strike. workers.org Philadelphia Incarcerated workers held captive in Pennsylvania prisons called a labor strike in the name of Subaltern Peoples Abolitionist Revolutionary Collective (SPARC). The demonstration "to protest against the State's oppressive policies" was called last year and set to begin this Jan. 6. (tinyurl.com/52m3n4t5) As of this writing, the outcome of . . . |

Editor (2023-01-09). Inside Southwest's horrific holidays. mronline.org Blame the wealthy, not the weather.

Ediz Tiyansan (2023-01-09). What factors impacting food prices. america.cgtn.com Grocery store prices around the world remain high. A U.N. organization has been tracking global food prices since the 1990s, and in the past year, it's recorded a 13.5 percent increase in the cost of groceries, the largest increase in more than four decades. …

Dana Sanchez (2023-01-09). Star Morgan Stanley Analyst Mike Wilson: America's Stock Market Will Likely Fall 22%. moguldom.com The year 2022 ranked among the worst in Wall Street history, with decades-high inflation, a hawkish Fed, skyrocketing commodity prices and a war in Ukraine revving up fears of a recession. Some bulls predict inflation will crash much faster than expected and the Fed will pause its interest rate hikes. Historically, stocks have rallied when …

Dana Sanchez (2023-01-09). Rental Housing Prices Are Falling Fast: Good For Renters, Hard Landing For Investors And Developers. moguldom.com In a typical year, the cost of rental housing increases by about 3 percent, but in the last three months of 2022, rents fell by 3 percent. That's good news for tenants but a concern for investors and developers unprepared for risks that seem to have come out of nowhere in the housing market. While …

Sharon Zhang (2023-01-09). "The Rent Is Too High": Warren, Bowman Ask Biden to Fight Crushing Housing Costs. truthout.org A group of 50 Democrats has urged President Joe Biden to take aggressive action to ensure that renters are able to stay housed as rent and house prices have soared across the U.S. with little to no mitigation in recent years, creating a major housing crisis with no end in sight. In a letter sent Monday, spearheaded by Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-New York) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts)… |

_____ (2023-01-09). "I Speak For The Georgian Legion — We Don't Take Russian Soldiers Prisoner!" journal-neo.org Reports of Georgian soldiers dying in the fight for Ukraine's independence are at first impression heartwarming, at least for the naàØve. BUT when you dig deeper into this story, you soon realise that their plight is of their own choice, and motivated by financial considerations, not solidarity or standing up for a fledgling democracy. As …

ecns.cn (2023-01-09). No plan to launch IPO, Ant Group says. ecns.cn Alibaba's financial arm Ant Group said on Monday that it has no plan to initiate an initial public offering following a series of shareholding adjustments recently.

WSWS (2023-01-09). What is behind the United Workers' Union sell-out of Pampas workers? wsws.org An examination of the union's financial records makes clear that the union has far more in common with the corporate world than with the workers it supposedly represents.

Dave DeCamp (2023-01-09). US Military Increasing Cooperation With Japan to Prepare for War With China. news.antiwar.com The US and Japanese militaries are increasing cooperation to prepare for a possible war with China over Taiwan or other areas in the Asia Pacific, the top US Marine Corps general in Japan told Financial Times. Lt. Gen. James Bierman, commander of the Third Marine Expeditionary Force (III MEF) and of Marine Forces Japan, said …

Martin Hart-Landsberg (2023-01-09). In the U.S. you can be fired for any or no reason—it doesn't have to be this way. mronline.org The United States is an employment "at-will" country. That means, absent a union contract, a boss can fire a worker for almost any, or even no reason, and without advance notice. Well—with the exception of Montana.

ecns.cn (2023-01-09). More Chinese cities break 2t yuan GDP mark. ecns.cn Seven cities in China registered GDP of over 2 trillion yuan ($294.4 billion) in 2022, according to a report by media outlet Yicai on Jan 8.

WSWS (2023-01-09). After McCarthy election, Republicans, Democrats outline right-wing budget agendas. wsws.org The Republicans said they would seek major cuts in domestic social spending, while the Democrats emphasized protecting Wall Street and funding the war in Ukraine.

Anonymous103 (2023-01-09). Ukraine Under The Control Of Blackrock. $7 Billion For Post-War Reconstruction. southfront.org Larry Fink | Written by Piero Messina | Is there a borderline between finance and terrorism? It probably doesn't exist anymore. War has become the best business of a dying capitalist world. And when a business is truly succulent, BlackRock, the most important global investment fund, is never missing. Even Ukraine will be their thing, even Ukraine is destined to end up in the customer portfolio of the company led by Larry Fink. There's not much to be surprised at. The rule is simple: destroy or have a nation destroye…

James Roguski (2023-01-09). Secret Negotiations for the Amendments to the International Health Regulations. globalresearch.ca

Ahmed D Dardir (2023-01-09). Jean-Luc Godard's Revolution: Marxism, Palestine and the Working Classes. globalresearch.ca

Editor (2023-01-09). Free Speech and Academic Freedom in the American Corporate University. scheerpost.com By David Schultz / CounterPunch Free speech and academic freedom are under attack in American higher education. From the right the allegation is that wokeness and political correctness have taken over, articulating a political agenda that is anti-white, anti-Christian, anti-capitalism, and pro LGBTQ. From the left the indictment is that schools continue to replicate stereotypes …

Federico Fuentes (2023-01-09). Brazil: 'Stop the coup offensive' says Socialism and Liberty Party (PSOL) as extreme right protesters storm Congress. greenleft.org.au Brazil's Socialism and Liberty Party (PSOL) has condemned the invasion by former far-right president Jair Bolsonaro supporters of the country's National Congress, Federal Supreme Court and presidencial residency, arguing it "represents an attempted coup d'état", reports Federico Fuentes.

Federico Fuentes (2023-01-09). Brazil: Socialists say 'Stop the coup offensive' as extreme right protesters storm Congress. greenleft.org.au Brazil's Socialism and Liberty Party has condemned the invasion by former far-right president Jair Bolsonaro supporters of the country's National Congress, arguing it "represents an attempted coup d'état", reports Federico Fuentes.

_____ (2023-01-09). The FBI Wants To Put Me On Trial For Fighting For Black Freedom. popularresistance.org There are strong indications that in early 2023, I, Omali Yeshitela, Chairman of the African People's Socialist Party (APSP), founder of the Uhuru ("Freedom") Movement, will be indicted, along with other Uhuru leaders and members, by the federal government of the United States. | Using the bogus and slanderous charge that we are "Russian agents," the U.S. government and its "Department of Justice" will attempt to put us on trial and imprison us for fighting for the liberation of African people in the U.S. and around the world. | But they will fail. We will win. | I am 81 years old. My political work for the last…

_____ (2023-01-09). Uranium Water Contamination In US Far More Prevalent Than Believed. popularresistance.org Maybe it's the good kind of uranium that turns you into Spider-Man or the Incredible Hulk and not the bad kind of uranium that turns you into Thyroid Cancer Man — one of the lesser-known Marvel superheroes. | ProPublica has come out with an investigation entitled "The Cold War Legacy Lurking in U.S. Groundwater." After World War II, the Cold War started between the U.S.S.R. and the U.S. because the rich needed to stop the damn Communists from pushing their furry hats on everyone! There was a feverish need to build loads of nuclear weapons. To do that, the U.S. needed uranium, and its ruling class didn't car…

WSWS (2023-01-09). Nepali prime minister sworn in amid growing political instability. wsws.org The sordid flip-flopping alliances of the Maoist Centre and the Stalinist Communist Party of Nepal with the Nepali Congress and other bourgeois parties further expose the thoroughly corrupt character of these formations.

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infobrics (2023-01-10). Economic Corridor "China — Mongolia — Russia": Infrastructure in Focus. infobrics.org With logistical flows redirected, Russia's interest in the opportunities of east-bound transport routes, including transit via Mongolia to China and on to other destinations in Asia, has dramatically increased…

Ben Norton (2023-01-09). China pushes de-dollarization with gold reserves, Argentina yuan currency swap deal. geopoliticaleconomy.com Advancing global de-dollarization, China's central bank is boosting its gold reserves while signing currency swap deals in yuan with countries like Argentina, encouraging the use of renminbi instead of US dollars.

ecns.cn (2023-01-09). Economy grows despite COVID headwinds. ecns.cn Containers from all over the world wait to be loaded or unloaded at Yangshan Port near Shanghai on April 24.A worker collects helmets at a construction site in the Yizhuang area in Beijing on March 16, 2020. [Photo by Zou Hong/China Daily]…

Inequality (2023-01-09). America's Racial Wealth Divide. juancole.com ( Inequality.org ) &#1 ; By the middle of the 21st century, the United States will be a "majority minority" nation. If we hope to ensure a strong middle class, historically the backbone of the national economy, then improving the financial health of households of color will become even more urgent than it is today. Closing the …

Ben Norton (2023-01-09). Nicaragua is world's #1 country where citizens feel at peace, Gallup poll shows. geopoliticaleconomy.com A poll by mainstream firm Gallup found that Nicaragua is the No. 1 country in the world where citizens feel at peace. Nine of the top 14 countries are in Latin America. But the US constantly attacks the Sandinista government and imposes sanctions on it.

Ben Norton (2023-01-09). China 'counters US dollar hegemony' with gold reserves, Argentina yuan currency swap deal. geopoliticaleconomy.com Advancing global de-dollarization, China's central bank is boosting its gold reserves while signing currency swap deals in yuan with countries like Argentina, encouraging the use of renminbi instead of US dollars.

Sarah Anderson (2023-01-09). For Lula, Fighting Against Fascism and For Economic Justice is Nothing New. inequality.org

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2023-01-09). Predictions for 2023? Annus Horribilis with Some Surprising Upsides. libya360.wordpress.com Sharmine Narwani This isn't going to be an easy year, anywhere. The constellation of events in the recent past — wars in Syria, Yemen, Libya; the targeting of Iran, China, Russia; the global pandemic and the securitization that ensued; the re-emergence of Salafi terrorism; widespread economic recession; failure of globalization; replacement of international law with…

Nova 'Jade' Sobieralski (2023-01-09). AUWU: 'Cut the crap, raise the rate'. greenleft.org.au While some benefits are automatically indexed, JobSeeker is not. Nova 'Jade' Sobieralski reports that the Australian Unemployed Workers Union is demanding more from a Labor government.

WSWS (2023-01-09). Visiting US-Mexico border, Biden seeks bipartisan unity in attack on migrants. wsws.org President Biden's trip to El Paso, his first to the southern border since taking office, is aimed at solidifying the collaboration of the White House with the Republicans in attacking the basic rights of migrant workers and their families to seek asylum in the US.

United Front Committee For A Labor Party (2023-01-09). Friday 1/13: SF Rally-Smash US Supported Coup In Peru, US Gov & Biden Get Bloody Hands Off Peru. indybay.org Peru Consulate | 790 Market St. | San Francisco…

Editor (2023-01-09). Inside Southwest's horrific holidays. mronline.org Blame the wealthy, not the weather.

Ediz Tiyansan (2023-01-09). What factors impacting food prices. america.cgtn.com Grocery store prices around the world remain high. A U.N. organization has been tracking global food prices since the 1990s, and in the past year, it's recorded a 13.5 percent increase in the cost of groceries, the largest increase in more than four decades. …

_____ (2023-01-09). "I Speak For The Georgian Legion — We Don't Take Russian Soldiers Prisoner!" journal-neo.org Reports of Georgian soldiers dying in the fight for Ukraine's independence are at first impression heartwarming, at least for the naàØve. BUT when you dig deeper into this story, you soon realise that their plight is of their own choice, and motivated by financial considerations, not solidarity or standing up for a fledgling democracy. As …

ecns.cn (2023-01-09). No plan to launch IPO, Ant Group says. ecns.cn Alibaba's financial arm Ant Group said on Monday that it has no plan to initiate an initial public offering following a series of shareholding adjustments recently.

WSWS (2023-01-09). What is behind the United Workers' Union sell-out of Pampas workers? wsws.org An examination of the union's financial records makes clear that the union has far more in common with the corporate world than with the workers it supposedly represents.

Martin Hart-Landsberg (2023-01-09). In the U.S. you can be fired for any or no reason—it doesn't have to be this way. mronline.org The United States is an employment "at-will" country. That means, absent a union contract, a boss can fire a worker for almost any, or even no reason, and without advance notice. Well—with the exception of Montana.

ecns.cn (2023-01-09). More Chinese cities break 2t yuan GDP mark. ecns.cn Seven cities in China registered GDP of over 2 trillion yuan ($294.4 billion) in 2022, according to a report by media outlet Yicai on Jan 8.

WSWS (2023-01-09). After McCarthy election, Republicans, Democrats outline right-wing budget agendas. wsws.org The Republicans said they would seek major cuts in domestic social spending, while the Democrats emphasized protecting Wall Street and funding the war in Ukraine.

James Roguski (2023-01-09). Secret Negotiations for the Amendments to the International Health Regulations. globalresearch.ca

Ahmed D Dardir (2023-01-09). Jean-Luc Godard's Revolution: Marxism, Palestine and the Working Classes. globalresearch.ca

Federico Fuentes (2023-01-09). Brazil: 'Stop the coup offensive' says Socialism and Liberty Party (PSOL) as extreme right protesters storm Congress. greenleft.org.au Brazil's Socialism and Liberty Party (PSOL) has condemned the invasion by former far-right president Jair Bolsonaro supporters of the country's National Congress, Federal Supreme Court and presidencial residency, arguing it "represents an attempted coup d'état", reports Federico Fuentes.

Federico Fuentes (2023-01-09). Brazil: Socialists say 'Stop the coup offensive' as extreme right protesters storm Congress. greenleft.org.au Brazil's Socialism and Liberty Party has condemned the invasion by former far-right president Jair Bolsonaro supporters of the country's National Congress, arguing it "represents an attempted coup d'état", reports Federico Fuentes.

_____ (2023-01-09). Uranium Water Contamination In US Far More Prevalent Than Believed. popularresistance.org Maybe it's the good kind of uranium that turns you into Spider-Man or the Incredible Hulk and not the bad kind of uranium that turns you into Thyroid Cancer Man — one of the lesser-known Marvel superheroes. | ProPublica has come out with an investigation entitled "The Cold War Legacy Lurking in U.S. Groundwater." After World War II, the Cold War started between the U.S.S.R. and the U.S. because the rich needed to stop the damn Communists from pushing their furry hats on everyone! There was a feverish need to build loads of nuclear weapons. To do that, the U.S. needed uranium, and its ruling class didn't car…

WSWS (2023-01-09). Nepali prime minister sworn in amid growing political instability. wsws.org The sordid flip-flopping alliances of the Maoist Centre and the Stalinist Communist Party of Nepal with the Nepali Congress and other bourgeois parties further expose the thoroughly corrupt character of these formations.

Ben Norton (2023-01-08). Introducing Geopolitical Economy Report: Multipolarista is evolving. geopoliticaleconomy.com We are excited to announce the creation of the independent media outlet Geopolitical Economy Report &#1 ; an evolution and expansion of Multipolarista. | Our team will be growing, and we have exciting new projects planned, including a regular show with economists Editor-in-chief Ben Norton explains the changes (and the continuity) in the video and podcast below: | Video: | Podcast:…

ecns.cn (2023-01-08). China National Nuclear Corporation reports steady growth in power generation. ecns.cn China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC), one of the country's largest nuclear power operators, said the company had generated nearly 218.74 kilowatt-hours of electricity from commercial operation in 2022, up 11.17 percent year on year.

ecns.cn (2023-01-08). Several cities may relax home buying environment. ecns.cn Home sales in China are likely to recover as some cities are being allowed to relax mortgage rate minimums for first-time homebuyers, adding fuel to the country's unfolding economic rebound, analysts said on Friday.

Fight Back (2023-01-08). Venezuela economy surges, U.S. sanction policy crumbling. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL- 2022 was a banner year for the Venezuelan economy. The Venezuelan Central Bank recorded a 19% growth rate, while the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America put it at 12%. While inflation of food and gas prices ate at workers' income in the U.S. and much of the world this past year, Venezuela inflation was low compared with previous years. This is due to booms in both food and oil sectors in Venezuela owing to the ability of the Bolivarian Revolution to overcome U.S. sanctions. | Oil industry recovery | PDVSA oil started flowing to the U.S. and EU again after March, when the Biden…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2023-01-08). Crisis in Bolivia: Santa Cruz Isolates Itself to Economically Attack La Paz. libya360.wordpress.com Sofia Solari Arena More than a week after the arrest of Governor Fernando Camacho, the opposition department has deepened its confrontation with the national government and seeks to "choke" the Bolivian economy. A little more than a week after the arrest of the governor of Santa Cruz, Fernando Camacho, the richest department of Bolivia deepens…

David Giesen (2023-01-08). Sunday 1/8: The Pursuit of Happiness framed in political-economic terms. indybay.org Virtual through Google Meet: The Pursuit of Happiness framed in political-economic terms | Sunday, January 8 ∑ 7: 00 — 8: 00pm | Google Meet joining info | Video call link: meet.google.com/mqd-jtmf-gkk

F. Douglas Stephenson (2023-01-08). Big Pharma spent more on Stock Buybacks and Dividends than on Research and Development even during COVID. juancole.com Gainesville, Florida (Special to Informed Comment) &#1 ; The 14 largest publicly-traded pharmaceutical companies spent $747 billion on stock buybacks and dividends from 2012 through 2021 — substantially more than the $660 billion they spent on research and development. So argue economists William Lazonick, professor emeritus of economics at University of Massachusetts, and àñner Tulum, a …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-01-08). Socioeconomic status measure helps researchers develop artificial intelligence models, improving equity in health care. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Social determinants of health impact people's well-being and quality of life. These social determinants — conditions such as access to nutrition, safe and affordable housing, jobs, transportation, and access to health care — are some of the factors that lead to disparities in health and health care if they are not addressed. "Defining and assessing social determinants of health really invites clinicians, educators, and researchers to embrace a broader understanding of health in the social…

Fight Back (2023-01-08). Milwaukee: WFNHP Local 00 leads a picket outside of Ascension CEO's home. fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI – The Wisconsin Federation of Nurses and Healthcare Professionals (WFNHP) Local 00 held a rally and picket outside of the Milwaukee home of Bernie Sherry, the CEO of Ascension Wisconsin, one of his many houses. The January 4 action was in response to the abrupt announcement of the December 23 closure of St. Francis Hospital's Labor and Delivery (L+D) Unit. | The staff losing their jobs as a result of this closure wants their union to back them in fighting to have their services reopen. WFNHP- a union of fighters- will do whatever it takes to reopen St. Francis's L+D unit. This is not just standing…

Editor (2023-01-08). Trumpism: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow. scheerpost.com By Michael Brenner | Trump is dead — long live Trumpism! Donald Trump's political demise is a personal implosion &#1 ; his narcissistic self punctured by a thousand wounds from the slings and arrows of his vengeful victims, his erstwhile collaborators and scheming usurpers. Yet, the movement he inspired and instigated is very much alive. It is a grave error to equate the man's fate with the fate of the vast body of followers who -at this time &#1 ; constitute the most potent force in the country's public life. That error is manifest in the celebration by Democrats at their 'triumph' in losing only on…

Paul Gregoire (2023-01-08). Qld Labor announces draconian penalties for youth crime. greenleft.org.au Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk's announced three days before the end of last year that her government would enact laws to crack down ever harder on youth offenders. Paul Gregoire reports.

Marc Saxer, Rainer Hank (2023-01-08). Battle for Social Democracy and Unfettered Capitalism. indybay.org Two opposing schools of thought face each other at the sickbed: neoliberalism and social democracy. But didn't the death-bells of neoliberalism ring in the course of the financial market crisis? Were not neoliberals unmasked as charlatans who first caused the whole mess with their deregulation medicine?

Steve Lalla (2023-01-08). Blows Against the Empire—2022 In Memoriam. orinocotribune.com By Steve Lalla &#1 ; Jan 6, 2023 | Throughout 2022, monopoly capitalism, with the US at its core, continued to erode from within and buckle under pressure exerted by sovereign states and peoples' movements alike. Relentless blows reigned down on the empire. These were some of the most memorable: | January 30: Prior to the Winter Olympics in Beijing, the leaders of China and Russia meet, the first visit between Xi Jinping and any world leader in over two years. A Russia—China joint statement heralded the dawning of a "new era," warned against "the negative impact of the United States' Indo-Pacific strategy o…

ecns.cn (2023-01-08). Locals prepare special purchases‚ÄÇfor‚ÄÇSpring‚ÄÇFestival‚ÄÇin Changchun. ecns.cn People have been busy purchasing New Year goods, including candies, wine, and meat in Changchun city, northeast China's Jilin Province.

_____ (2023-01-08). Peace Activists Take On The Pentagon's Corporate 'Merchants Of Death'. popularresistance.org Days after a U.S. warplane bombed a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, killing forty-two people, twenty-four of them patients, the international president of MSF, Dr. Joanne Liu walked through the wreckage and prepared to deliver condolences to family members of those who had been killed. A brief video, taped in October, 2015, captures her nearly unutterable sadness as she speaks about a family who, the day before the bombing, had been prepared to bring their daughter home. Doctors had helped the young girl recover, but because war was raging outside the hospit…

mforinoco (2023-01-08). United States: Two Barrels Aim at African People's Socialist Party. orinocotribune.com Green Party leader and Cuba solidarity activist Don Fitz writes about the US DOJ repression against the African People's Socialist Party. | With new FBI and Department of "Justice" (DOJ) attacks expected in early January, a defense, mobilization and information session attracted hundreds of allies of the African People's Socialist Party (APSP). On December 23, 2022, they zoomed into the "Emergency Mass Meeting: Hands Off Uhuru! Hands Off Africa!" The APSP told its supporters that it expects indictments in early January and possibly sooner. | Indictments could include many more than the four names listed as "unind…

Party for Socialism, Liberation (2023-01-08). PSL statement: Far-right coup attempt vs. democracy in Brazil. liberationnews.org The Party for Socialism and Liberation joins with countless progressive people and organizations around the world in expressing our outrage over the coup attempt underway in Brazil by supporters of former president Jair Bolsonaro.

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2023-01-08: News Headlines

Nova 'Jade' Sobieralski (2023-01-09). AUWU: 'Cut the crap, raise the rate'. greenleft.org.au While some benefits are automatically indexed, JobSeeker is not. Nova 'Jade' Sobieralski reports that the Australian Unemployed Workers Union is demanding more from a Labor government.

Federico Fuentes (2023-01-09). Brazil: 'Stop the coup offensive' says Socialism and Liberty Party (PSOL) as extreme right protesters storm Congress. greenleft.org.au Brazil's Socialism and Liberty Party (PSOL) has condemned the invasion by former far-right president Jair Bolsonaro supporters of the country's National Congress, Federal Supreme Court and presidencial residency, arguing it "represents an attempted coup d'état", reports Federico Fuentes.

Fight Back (2023-01-08). Venezuela economy surges, U.S. sanction policy crumbling. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL- 2022 was a banner year for the Venezuelan economy. The Venezuelan Central Bank recorded a 19% growth rate, while the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America put it at 12%. While inflation of food and gas prices ate at workers' income in the U.S. and much of the world this past year, Venezuela inflation was low compared with previous years. This is due to booms in both food and oil sectors in Venezuela owing to the ability of the Bolivarian Revolution to overcome U.S. sanctions. | Oil industry recovery | PDVSA oil started flowing to the U.S. and EU again after March, when the Biden…

Ben Norton (2023-01-08). Introducing Geopolitical Economy Report: Multipolarista is evolving. geopoliticaleconomy.com We are excited to announce the creation of the independent media outlet Geopolitical Economy Report &#1 ; an evolution and expansion of Multipolarista. | Our team will be growing, and we have exciting new projects planned, including a regular show with economists Editor-in-chief Ben Norton explains the changes (and the continuity) in the video and podcast below: | Video: | Podcast:…

ecns.cn (2023-01-08). Several cities may relax home buying environment. ecns.cn Home sales in China are likely to recover as some cities are being allowed to relax mortgage rate minimums for first-time homebuyers, adding fuel to the country's unfolding economic rebound, analysts said on Friday.

ecns.cn (2023-01-08). China National Nuclear Corporation reports steady growth in power generation. ecns.cn China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC), one of the country's largest nuclear power operators, said the company had generated nearly 218.74 kilowatt-hours of electricity from commercial operation in 2022, up 11.17 percent year on year.

David Giesen (2023-01-08). Sunday 1/8: The Pursuit of Happiness framed in political-economic terms. indybay.org Virtual through Google Meet: The Pursuit of Happiness framed in political-economic terms | Sunday, January 8 ∑ 7: 00 — 8: 00pm | Google Meet joining info | Video call link: meet.google.com/mqd-jtmf-gkk

F. Douglas Stephenson (2023-01-08). Big Pharma spent more on Stock Buybacks and Dividends than on Research and Development even during COVID. juancole.com Gainesville, Florida (Special to Informed Comment) &#1 ; The 14 largest publicly-traded pharmaceutical companies spent $747 billion on stock buybacks and dividends from 2012 through 2021 — substantially more than the $660 billion they spent on research and development. So argue economists William Lazonick, professor emeritus of economics at University of Massachusetts, and àñner Tulum, a …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-01-08). Socioeconomic status measure helps researchers develop artificial intelligence models, improving equity in health care. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Social determinants of health impact people's well-being and quality of life. These social determinants — conditions such as access to nutrition, safe and affordable housing, jobs, transportation, and access to health care — are some of the factors that lead to disparities in health and health care if they are not addressed. "Defining and assessing social determinants of health really invites clinicians, educators, and researchers to embrace a broader understanding of health in the social…

Fight Back (2023-01-08). Milwaukee: WFNHP Local 00 leads a picket outside of Ascension CEO's home. fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI – The Wisconsin Federation of Nurses and Healthcare Professionals (WFNHP) Local 00 held a rally and picket outside of the Milwaukee home of Bernie Sherry, the CEO of Ascension Wisconsin, one of his many houses. The January 4 action was in response to the abrupt announcement of the December 23 closure of St. Francis Hospital's Labor and Delivery (L+D) Unit. | The staff losing their jobs as a result of this closure wants their union to back them in fighting to have their services reopen. WFNHP- a union of fighters- will do whatever it takes to reopen St. Francis's L+D unit. This is not just standing…

Editor (2023-01-08). Trumpism: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow. scheerpost.com By Michael Brenner | Trump is dead — long live Trumpism! Donald Trump's political demise is a personal implosion &#1 ; his narcissistic self punctured by a thousand wounds from the slings and arrows of his vengeful victims, his erstwhile collaborators and scheming usurpers. Yet, the movement he inspired and instigated is very much alive. It is a grave error to equate the man's fate with the fate of the vast body of followers who -at this time &#1 ; constitute the most potent force in the country's public life. That error is manifest in the celebration by Democrats at their 'triumph' in losing only on…

Paul Gregoire (2023-01-08). Qld Labor announces draconian penalties for youth crime. greenleft.org.au Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk's announced three days before the end of last year that her government would enact laws to crack down ever harder on youth offenders. Paul Gregoire reports.

Marc Saxer, Rainer Hank (2023-01-08). Battle for Social Democracy and Unfettered Capitalism. indybay.org Two opposing schools of thought face each other at the sickbed: neoliberalism and social democracy. But didn't the death-bells of neoliberalism ring in the course of the financial market crisis? Were not neoliberals unmasked as charlatans who first caused the whole mess with their deregulation medicine?

Steve Lalla (2023-01-08). Blows Against the Empire—2022 In Memoriam. orinocotribune.com By Steve Lalla &#1 ; Jan 6, 2023 | Throughout 2022, monopoly capitalism, with the US at its core, continued to erode from within and buckle under pressure exerted by sovereign states and peoples' movements alike. Relentless blows reigned down on the empire. These were some of the most memorable: | January 30: Prior to the Winter Olympics in Beijing, the leaders of China and Russia meet, the first visit between Xi Jinping and any world leader in over two years. A Russia—China joint statement heralded the dawning of a "new era," warned against "the negative impact of the United States' Indo-Pacific strategy o…

ecns.cn (2023-01-08). Locals prepare special purchases‚ÄÇfor‚ÄÇSpring‚ÄÇFestival‚ÄÇin Changchun. ecns.cn People have been busy purchasing New Year goods, including candies, wine, and meat in Changchun city, northeast China's Jilin Province.

mforinoco (2023-01-08). United States: Two Barrels Aim at African People's Socialist Party. orinocotribune.com Green Party leader and Cuba solidarity activist Don Fitz writes about the US DOJ repression against the African People's Socialist Party. | With new FBI and Department of "Justice" (DOJ) attacks expected in early January, a defense, mobilization and information session attracted hundreds of allies of the African People's Socialist Party (APSP). On December 23, 2022, they zoomed into the "Emergency Mass Meeting: Hands Off Uhuru! Hands Off Africa!" The APSP told its supporters that it expects indictments in early January and possibly sooner. | Indictments could include many more than the four names listed as "unind…

Middle East Monitor (2023-01-07). Why the Middle East is moving and must move away from Oil and Gas. juancole.com By Elif Selin Calik | &#1 ; ( Middle East Monitor ) &#1 ; In 2022, the biggest energy issue in the Middle East was Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) oil cut as the world economy entered into a period of 'heightened uncertainty and rising challenges'. In October, OPEC cut its 2022 forecast for growth …

G. Dunkel (2023-01-07). Threat of more U.N. sanctions on Haiti. workers.org While the huge social, economic and political problems of Haiti have slipped out of the news, if anything they have intensified over the past few months. Credit: HaàØti-Liberté According to Helen La Lime, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Haiti and Head of BINUH (U.N. Integrated Office in . . . |

Kelley Lee (2023-01-07). [Perspectives] Advancing the commercial determinants of health agenda. thelancet.com The landmark 1842 Report on the Sanitary Condition of the Labouring Population of Great Britain, by the social reformer Edwin Chadwick, was a damning indictment of how large-scale socioeconomic change during the 19th century contributed to the increased spread of epidemic and chronic diseases. Poor health among the working masses was not simply a consequence of behavioural choices or moral failings but was associated with pathogenic conditions created by the Industrial Revolution.

_____ (2023-01-07). Cuba Says Biden Applies Blockade More Aggressively Than His Predecessors. popularresistance.org In his address at a conversation series on "Cuba in the Foreign Policy of the United States of America," held on December 14 at the Higher Institute of International Relations in Havana, Fernández de Cossío took aim at the Biden administration's enforcement of the blockade against Cuba, stating, "there can be no doubt that the economic blockade is the defining factor in the bilateral relations" between the United States and Cuba. | Biden pledged during his 2020 presidential campaign that he would "try to reverse the failed Trump policies that inflicted harm on Cubans and their families." In 2021, he claimed, "We…

_____ (2023-01-07). Goodbye 2022 (and Beyond!). strategic-culture.org By Peter VAN BUREN | Nobody is going to miss 2022. With the won't-die pandemic, inflation at home and economic troubles abroad, plus the war in Ukraine, it has not been a happy 12 months. Nevertheless, with the year 2022 behind us, it is time for some housecleaning. Here are four memes we really should bury and not have to hear about again. | The internet changed everything/The internet promotes democracy globally. Nope, it turns out the internet was a big grift and we were allowed to play with its full potential only for a few years until the big guys wanted it back for their own. Though the grift of free speech…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2023-01-07). Steve Bannon and China's Deep State. libya360.wordpress.com Matthew Ehret "I consider Xi Jinping the most dangerous enemy of open societies in the world. —George Soros, 2021 "China has emerged as the greatest economic and national security threat the United States has ever faced" —Steve Bannon, 2019 How to Overthrow the Communist Party of China On June 4, 2020, purged billionaire deep state operative…

Dean Baker (2023-01-07). Contrary to What the NYT Tells You, the Problem in An Aging Society is Distribution. cepr.net The New York Times had a major article reporting on how many people in South Korea, Hong Kong, and Japan are being forced to work well into their seventies because they lack sufficient income to retire. The piece presents this as a problem of aging societies, which will soon hit the United States and other …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2023-01-07). "Stop US Interference": Interview with the Labour Party of Taiwan. libya360.wordpress.com No Cold War No Cold War is pleased to publish the following interview of Wu Rong-yuan, Chairperson of the Labour Party of Taiwan, conducted by Wim De Ceukelaire. The interview has been edited for clarity. In 1949, when the Communist Party of China established the People's Republic on the mainland of the country, Chiang Kai-shek,…

United Front Committee For A Labor Party (2023-01-07). Friday 1/13: SF Rally-Smash US Supported Coup In Peru, US Gov & Biden Get Bloody Hands Off Peru. indybay.org Peru Consulate | 790 Market St. | San Francisco…

WSWS (2023-01-07). Australian public health system breaking down as funding cuts to Medicare deepen. wsws.org The federal Labor government "increased" Medicare payments by just 1.6 percent in July last year, when inflation had already reached 6.1 percent.

Anand Naidoo (2023-01-07). The Heat: U.S. Prison Slavery. america.cgtn.com Does slavery still exist in the United States of America? This past November, four U.S. states voted to remove the last vestiges of slavery from their state constitutions. Slavery and involuntary servitude are prohibited on the national level, and forced labor is still allowed in …

_____ (2023-01-07). Inside The Supreme Court Case That Could Chill A Strike Wave. popularresistance.org The Supreme Court is about to consider whether employers can sue unions for perishable goods lost during a strike by claiming they're intentional property damage. | On Jan. 10, the Court will hear oral arguments in Glacier Northwest v. International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 174, in which a Seattle concrete company is seeking to overturn a Washington Supreme Court decision dismissing its suit against Local 174 for the costs of several truckloads it had to throw out after drivers walked out in 2017. The state court held that Glacier had to wait until the National Labor Relations Board [NLRB] ruled on whether…

_____ (2023-01-07). Ukraine Parliament Cheers Nazi Collaborator. strategic-culture.org Even neighboring Poland, a staunch ally of Kiev in the ongoing war with Russia, has criticized the Verkhovna Rada's Jan. 1 celebration of the birthday of Stepan Bandera. | By Peoples DISPATCH | Ukraine's support for neo-Nazi groups and its attempts to officially recognize pro-Nazi legions and Nazi collaborators from World War II have been steadfastly criticized by communists and other anti-fascist groups in the region. | Kiev's supporters in Europe and North America have, until now, maintained a complicit silence about these maneuvers. However, the latest gesture by the Ukrainian parliament — cheering on th…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2023-01-07). Nuclear Fusion Hype: A Boost for U.S. Armaments, Not Clean Energy. libya360.wordpress.com Scott Scheffer Jennifer Granholm, the U.S. Secretary of Energy, led a press event on Dec. 13 to announce a major scientific breakthrough at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. There, researchers had aimed an array of the world's most powerful lasers (192 in all) at a tiny pellet for a fraction of a second. This pellet…

ecns.cn (2023-01-07). China optimizes medical insurance to ease financial burden of COVID-19 patients. ecns.cn Chinese authorities have released a circular to further optimize medical insurance policies to ease the financial burden of COVID-19 patients.

Gerald E. Scorse (2023-01-07). IRS Winks at $ Billion Tax Giveaway to the Rich. dissidentvoice.org President Biden's landmark Inflation Reduction Act earmarks $80 billion over the next ten years for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). According to the Treasury, most of the money will be going toward increased enforcement—specifically, stopping rich Americans from cheating on their taxes. Yet the same agency has strangely signed off on a huge tax loophole …

Isheka N. Harrison (2023-01-07). Black Man Accused Of 'Broke People Behavior' For Not Spending $2 K On Wedding Sparks Debate. moguldom.com A recent clip from "Love & Hip Hop: New York" in which a cast member accuses her fiancee of "broke people behavior" because he doesn't want to spend $2 ,000 on their wedding has people weighing in. During the 58-second snippet, Brooklyn-based rapper Phresher and his fiancée, Jenn Coreano, are arguing about how much she wants …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2023-01-07). Zelensky Complicit in Corporate Takeover of Ukraine: 'It's an Investment'. libya360.wordpress.com John ParkerIn 2020, farmers blocked the parliament building in Kiev to protest legislation allowing the sale of agricultural land. "Your money is not charity, it's an investment." That's what Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in his address to the U.S. Congress while visiting Washington on Dec. 21. He came asking for more billions to add…

The Lancet (2023-01-07). [Editorial] The Lancet at 200: a start, but more to do. thelancet.com Thomas Wakley, a 27-year-old apothecary, surgeon, and sometime boxer, founded The Lancet in 1823. Wakley's intention was to publish reports of metropolitan hospital lectures, at the time a highly profitable activity for a small coterie of powerful physicians and surgeons in London. In addition to dismantling this private monopoly over medical knowledge, Wakley also hoped to provide "a correct description" of important clinical cases—"a complete Chronicle of the current Literature". His audience was national (city and country doctors) and global ("Colonial Practitioners"—a group for whom we must make o…

WSWS (2023-01-07). Australian students and youth: "We need an anti-war movement because otherwise we won't have a future" wsws.org "There's been no greater time for the building of an anti-war movement. Capitalism has no answer to the needs of the population. All it has is austerity policies."

mforinoco (2023-01-07). Capitalism's Court Jester: Slavoj Žižek. orinocotribune.com By Gabriel Rockhill &#1 ; Jan 2, 2023 | One of the most prominent intellectuals in the contemporary world was named to the list of the "Top 100 Global Thinkers" in Foreign Policy magazine in 2012.

Steve Lalla (2023-01-07). Blows Against the Empire: 2022 in Memoriam. dissidentvoice.org Throughout 2022, monopoly capitalism, with the US at its core, continued to erode from within and buckle under pressure exerted by sovereign states and peoples' movements alike. Relentless blows reigned down on the empire. These were some of the most memorable: January 30: Prior to the Winter Olympics in Beijing, the leaders of China and …

Jaime Richart (2023-01-07). Acabemos con la ideología neoliberal. globalizacion.ca Una ideología es un conjunto normativo de emociones, de ideas y de creencias colectivas que son compatibles entre sí y están especialmente referidas a la conducta social humana. Por consiguiente la ideología es una especie mental, una ortopedia que embrida…

Kathy Kelly (2023-01-07). Peace Activists Take on the Pentagon's Corporate "Merchants of Death" truthout.org Days after a U.S. warplane bombed a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, killing forty-two people, twenty-four of them patients, the international president of MSF, Dr. Joanne Liu walked through the wreckage and prepared to deliver condolences to family members of those who had been killed. A brief video, taped in October, 2015… |

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2023-01-07: News Headlines

Middle East Monitor (2023-01-07). Why the Middle East is moving and must move away from Oil and Gas. juancole.com By Elif Selin Calik | &#1 ; ( Middle East Monitor ) &#1 ; In 2022, the biggest energy issue in the Middle East was Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) oil cut as the world economy entered into a period of 'heightened uncertainty and rising challenges'. In October, OPEC cut its 2022 forecast for growth …

G. Dunkel (2023-01-07). Threat of more U.N. sanctions on Haiti. workers.org While the huge social, economic and political problems of Haiti have slipped out of the news, if anything they have intensified over the past few months. Credit: HaàØti-Liberté According to Helen La Lime, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Haiti and Head of BINUH (U.N. Integrated Office in . . . |

Kelley Lee (2023-01-07). [Perspectives] Advancing the commercial determinants of health agenda. thelancet.com The landmark 1842 Report on the Sanitary Condition of the Labouring Population of Great Britain, by the social reformer Edwin Chadwick, was a damning indictment of how large-scale socioeconomic change during the 19th century contributed to the increased spread of epidemic and chronic diseases. Poor health among the working masses was not simply a consequence of behavioural choices or moral failings but was associated with pathogenic conditions created by the Industrial Revolution.

United Front Committee For A Labor Party (2023-01-07). Friday 1/13: SF Rally-Smash US Supported Coup In Peru, US Gov & Biden Get Bloody Hands Off Peru. indybay.org Peru Consulate | 790 Market St. | San Francisco…

WSWS (2023-01-07). Australian public health system breaking down as funding cuts to Medicare deepen. wsws.org The federal Labor government "increased" Medicare payments by just 1.6 percent in July last year, when inflation had already reached 6.1 percent.

Anand Naidoo (2023-01-07). The Heat: U.S. Prison Slavery. america.cgtn.com Does slavery still exist in the United States of America? This past November, four U.S. states voted to remove the last vestiges of slavery from their state constitutions. Slavery and involuntary servitude are prohibited on the national level, and forced labor is still allowed in …

ecns.cn (2023-01-07). China optimizes medical insurance to ease financial burden of COVID-19 patients. ecns.cn Chinese authorities have released a circular to further optimize medical insurance policies to ease the financial burden of COVID-19 patients.

Isheka N. Harrison (2023-01-07). Black Man Accused Of 'Broke People Behavior' For Not Spending $2 K On Wedding Sparks Debate. moguldom.com A recent clip from "Love & Hip Hop: New York" in which a cast member accuses her fiancee of "broke people behavior" because he doesn't want to spend $2 ,000 on their wedding has people weighing in. During the 58-second snippet, Brooklyn-based rapper Phresher and his fiancée, Jenn Coreano, are arguing about how much she wants …

The Lancet (2023-01-07). [Editorial] The Lancet at 200: a start, but more to do. thelancet.com Thomas Wakley, a 27-year-old apothecary, surgeon, and sometime boxer, founded The Lancet in 1823. Wakley's intention was to publish reports of metropolitan hospital lectures, at the time a highly profitable activity for a small coterie of powerful physicians and surgeons in London. In addition to dismantling this private monopoly over medical knowledge, Wakley also hoped to provide "a correct description" of important clinical cases—"a complete Chronicle of the current Literature". His audience was national (city and country doctors) and global ("Colonial Practitioners"—a group for whom we must make o…

WSWS (2023-01-07). Australian students and youth: "We need an anti-war movement because otherwise we won't have a future" wsws.org "There's been no greater time for the building of an anti-war movement. Capitalism has no answer to the needs of the population. All it has is austerity policies."

WSWS (2023-01-06). As Washington prepares for conflict with China, US confronts major labor shortages in semiconductor manufacture. wsws.org Semiconductors are as essential to modern militaries as they are to every other part of the economy.

Dana Sanchez (2023-01-06). American Job Market Stays Hot, 223,000 Jobs Added In December As Unemployment Falls. moguldom.com The U.S. added 223,000 jobs in December, finishing out a strong year for the labor market while the unemployment rate fell back to a -year low. Some economists and market watchers say this is a sign that the economy is holding its own despite warnings and fears of an imminent recession. Others say wage growth …

Vijay Prashad (2023-01-06). Socialism is not a Utopian ideal, but an achievable necessity: The First Newsletter (2023). mronline.org In May 2021, the executive director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, and the UN high representative for disarmament affairs, Izumi Nakamitsu, wrote an article urging governments to cut excessive military spending in favour of increasing spending on social and economic development.

_____ (2023-01-06). Socialism Is Not a Utopian Ideal, but an Achievable Necessity. popularresistance.org In May 2021, the executive director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, and the UN high representative for disarmament affairs, Izumi Nakamitsu, wrote an article urging governments to cut excessive military spending in favour of increasing spending on social and economic development. Their wise words were not heard at all. To cut money for war and to increase money for social development, they wrote, is 'not a utopian ideal, but an achievable necessity'. That phrase — not a utopian ideal, but an achievable necessity — is essential. It describes the project of socialism almost perfectly. | Our institu…

David Giesen (2023-01-06). Sunday 1/8: The Pursuit of Happiness framed in political-economic terms. indybay.org Virtual through Google Meet: The Pursuit of Happiness framed in political-economic terms | Sunday, January 8 ∑ 7: 00 — 8: 00pm | Google Meet joining info | Video call link: meet.google.com/mqd-jtmf-gkk

Staff (2023-01-06). Quién duda que en Cuba el debate económico no solo competa a académicos o especialistas. cubadebate.cu Cuadrando la caja es un ejemplo de cuánto se puede hacer para contribuir a la solución o entendimiento de múltiples problemas de la economía cubana, a crear poco a poco la cultura en torno a esta ciencia, y a confiar en la capacidad creadora de nuestros trabajadores y pueblo.

Staff (2023-01-06). 28 January: Public Launch of the International Peoples' Tribunal on U.S. Imperialism: Sanctions, Blockades and Economic Coercive Measures. samidoun.net Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network is excited to be a co-sponsor of this important project. After two years of dedicated organizing, we are excited to officially announce the launch of the International People's Tribunal on U.S. Imperialism: Sanctions, Blockades, and Economic Coercive Measures. This project is a first ever international effort to build systems of accountability—rooted …

Dean Baker (2023-01-06). Wage Growth Slows as Unemployment Falls Back to Half-Century Low. truthout.org The December employment report showed a very strong labor market but much less evidence of inflationary pressures than in prior months. The unemployment rate fell back to 3.5 percent, its half-century low. The U-6 measure of labor market slack fell to 6.5 percent, its lowest level on record. At the same time, wage growth moderated. There was a sharp downward revision to the November data. With 0.3… |

Staff (2023-01-06). Unemployment Falls Back to Half-Century Low, but Wage Growth Slows. cepr.net The pandemic increase in the length of the average workweek has been completely reversed. | The December employment report showed a very strong labor market but much less evidence of inflationary pressures than in prior months. The unemployment rate fell back to 3.5 percent, its half-century low. The U-6 measure of labor market slack fell to 6.5 percent, its lowest level on record. | At the same time, wage growth moderated. There was a sharp downward revision to the November data. With 0.3 percent growth in the average hourly wage reported for December, the annualized rate over the last three months is just 4.1 p…

news.un (2023-01-06). Flexible work arrangements, a benefit to all — ILO report. news.un.org Flexible working hours can advance economies and businesses while helping employees and families achieve a better work-life balance, according to a new report launched by the International Labour Organization (ILO) on Friday.

WSWS (2023-01-06). Starmer pledges austerity alliance between future UK Labour government, big business and unions. wsws.org Declaring Labour was the party of national unity, he began, "I believe in our country, I believe in our businesses."

_____ (2023-01-06). Review: Learning From An Older Generation Of Troublemakers. popularresistance.org One of the fun things about the 2022 Labor Notes Conference was the presence and enthusiasm of young people. To this labor veteran, it was encouraging to see the young blood and new faces; it was clear that we have a new generation of leaders emerging in the labor movement. And that is more than welcome! | That being said, there is a lot of experience that has already left and will leave over the next 20 or so years. It's not that my generation—folks who came of age during the late 1960s and early '70s—had all the answers or did everything correctly. But we did a lot; and there's a lot that younger ac…

_____ (2023-01-06). This NYC construction union is reaching out to undocumented and non-union workers. The bosses don't like it. popularresistance.org Many workplaces are marked by a real tension between different types of workers: undocumented vs. citizens, union vs. non-union, and more. New York City's Construction and General Building Laborers' Union Local 79 has been working to overcome these divides by intentionally reaching out to undocumented and non-union workers in the construction trades. And the bosses are taking notice. Recorded in the spring of 2022 from the Local 79 headquarters in Manhattan, TRNN Editor-in-Chief Maximillian Alvarez conducts a Spanish-language interview with Alex Martinez, Walter Martinez, and José Rosas, who were all fired from t…

Labor Video Project (2023-01-06). We Have Had Enough!They Have Crossed The Line! NNU-CNA Sutter Alta Bates Nurses Strike. indybay.org On January 1, over 100 striking NNU-CNA nurses and community supporters rallied at Sutter's Alta Bates hospital…

_____ (2023-01-06). Learning From An Older Generation Of Troublemakers. popularresistance.org One of the fun things about the 2022 Labor Notes Conference was the presence and enthusiasm of young people. To this labor veteran, it was encouraging to see the young blood and new faces; it was clear that we have a new generation of leaders emerging in the labor movement. And that is more than welcome! | That being said, there is a lot of experience that has already left and will leave over the next 20 or so years. It's not that my generation—folks who came of age during the late 1960s and early '70s—had all the answers or did everything correctly. But we did a lot; and there's a lot that younger ac…

_____ (2023-01-06). This Construction Union Is Reaching Out To Undocumented And Non-union Workers. popularresistance.org New York City, New York – Many workplaces are marked by a real tension between different types of workers: undocumented vs. citizens, union vs. non-union, and more. New York City's Construction and General Building Laborers' Union Local 79 has been working to overcome these divides by intentionally reaching out to undocumented and non-union workers in the construction trades. And the bosses are taking notice. Recorded in the spring of 2022 from the Local 79 headquarters in Manhattan, TRNN Editor-in-Chief Maximillian Alvarez conducts a Spanish-language interview with Alex Martinez, Walter Martinez, and José Rosas,…

Brandon Jourdan (2023-01-06). Belgian trade unions strike over soaring energy prices and inflation from Ukraine war. therealnews.com Belgium's largest unions took to the streets of Brussels on Dec. 16th to demand higher wages, a cap on energy prices, and more bargaining power. This strike came on the wave of other labor actions in Belgium, including a national strike and a three-day rail strike. Organizers say that workers' real wages are being diminished by runaway inflation driven by rapid increases in the costs of energy due to the war in Ukraine. | Director, Camera, Editing: Brandon Jourdan |
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Brenda Norrell (2023-01-06). Enticed by Wealth, the Media is Complicit in the Crimes of Corporations in Indian Country. indybay.org Enticed by wealth and self-glory — the media, corrupt tribal governments, and self-dealing non-profits operate a vacuum for truth, violating the sacred places of origin. The most censored issues in Indian country in 2022.

_____ (2023-01-06). A History Of The First Revolution In The Americas. popularresistance.org On January 1, 1804, Haiti became an independent republic, following the revolution which had begun 13 years earlier as a rebellion of enslaved people against slavery and French colonialism. | Previously known as Saint-Domingue, it was the most profitable colony in the world, generating greater revenue than all of the continental North American colonies combined. This immense wealth was generated by the sweat and blood of enslaved Africans who were being worked to death in their tens of thousands on coffee and sugar plantations. | Shortly after the French revolution, which supposedly espoused the ideals of "libert…

teleSUR (2023-01-06). Global Food Prices Surge 14.3 Pct in 2022: FAO. telesurenglish.net In 2022, the FAO's sub-indexes show cereal prices are up by 17.9 percent from 2021, vegetable oil prices are up by 13.9 percent, dairy prices are up by 19.6 percent, meat prices are up by 10.4 percent, and sugar prices are up by 4.7 percent. | Photo taken on Oct. 11, 2022 shows a worker displaying processed rice at a grain plant in Nanchang County, east China's Jiangxi Province.

WSWS (2023-01-06). US Fed says no letup in financial tightening. wsws.org Once again, the Federal Open Market Committee, the key policy-making body, underscored that for all the talk in public about the need to bring down inflation, the discussion behind closed doors is about blocking a wages upsurge in the working class.

_____ (2023-01-06). US Child Care Deficit Impacts Multiple Sectors of the Country. popularresistance.org As Congress delivers nearly a trillion dollars for military spending through the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) in fiscal year 2023, one of the country's most vulnerable sectors is in the midst of financial turmoil, with lingering effects across the country's workforce. | Within the American Rescue Plan, a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package passed in March 2021, a mere $39 billion was allocated towards child care relief funding, an amount proven to not be enough with funds already drying up. | The shortage of money sets up a house-of-cards style effect on child care and the workforce as a whole. Wit…

_____ (2023-01-06). At least 12,000 NYC nurses poised to strike. popularresistance.org As many as 12,000 New York City nurses are set to go on strike on Monday, January 9. On December 21, NYC unionized nurses voted to Authorize A Strike by a landslide 98.8% vote. The nurses, organized under the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA), are demanding that hospital executives address short-staffing, raise pay in line with inflation, and not cut healthcare benefits for workers. | With the impending strike, hospital executives are scrambling. Nurses at New York Presbyterian hospital reached a tentative deal with bosses over the weekend, in which nurses would receive 18% in raises over the next three y…

SP Editor (2023-01-06). The Inflation and Deflation Stories of Our Lifetime (and No, They're Not the Ones You Think!). scheerpost.com

Tom Engelhardt (2023-01-06). Why the Arctic turning into a Lukewarm Puddle should be a bigger Headline than a bit of Inflation. juancole.com ( Tomdispatch.com ) &#1 ; Let me start 2023 with a glance back at a December news moment that caught my eye. To do so, however, I have to offer a bit of explanation. First, the obvious: I'm an old guy and, though I spend significant parts of any day scrolling through endless websites covering aspects …

WSWS (2023-01-06). Sixty-thousand Detroit households threatened with water shutoff. wsws.org In the face of 7 percent inflation, and with the immune-evasive new XBB.1.5 variant now spreading throughout the country, the resumption of water shutoffs will be a social and health disaster for Detroit's working class.

_____ (2023-01-06). At Least 12,000 New York City Nurses Poised To Strike. popularresistance.org New York City, New York – As many as 12,000 New York City nurses are set to go on strike on Monday, January 9. On December 21, NYC unionized nurses voted to Authorize A Strike by a landslide 98.8% vote. The nurses, organized under the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA), are demanding that hospital executives address short-staffing, raise pay in line with inflation, and not cut healthcare benefits for workers. | With the impending strike, hospital executives are scrambling. Nurses at New York Presbyterian hospital reached a tentative deal with bosses over the weekend, in which nurses would receive 18% in ra…

_____ (2023-01-06). Sealing Criminal Records Benefits Us All. popularresistance.org About 70 million people‚Äâ—‚Äâ1 in 3 adults‚Äâ—‚Äâhave some kind of criminal record; background checks often turn up arrests, for example, even if no charges were ever filed. Nine in 10 employers weigh that past in their hiring decisions. | And the collateral consequences go far beyond employment. Criminal records can disqualify people from housing, professional licensing and public benefits. | In short, a record can sentence an individual‚Äâ—‚Äâand their family‚Äâ—‚…

teleSUR (2023-01-06). Canada's Employment Rises 104,000 in December. telesurenglish.net

ecns.cn (2023-01-06). China's civil aviation industry poised to reach 75% of pre-pandemic level: CAAC. ecns.cn China aims to revive its civil aviation industry to 75 percent of the pre-pandemic level this year, with the total volume of flight transport turnover reaching 97.6 billion ton-kilometers, the air passenger transport volume 460 million trips, and airport cargo and mail throughput 6.17 million tons, working to achieve profit and loss balance, according to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) on Friday.

Julia Rock (2023-01-06). How Big Pharma Actually Spends Its Massive Profits. levernews.com

Anonymous669 (2023-01-06). Turkish Intelligence "Neutralized" PKK-Affiliated Communist Leader In Syria's Al-Hasakah. southfront.org Zeki Gurbuz, aka Ahmet Sores. Source: the Anadolu Agency. | The Turkish intelligence has "neutralized" a senior leader of the Marxist—Leninist Communist Party (MLKP) in Syria's northern region, the Anadolu Agency reported on January 6. | Security sources told the state-run news agency that the communist leader, Zeki Gurbuz, was targeted in an operation by the Turkish National Intelligence Organization (MIT) in the countryside of al-Hasakah. | The term "neutralized" is usual…

Monica Moorehead (2023-01-06). Incarcerated lives endangered in freezing conditions. workers.org In analyzing the heroic 1992 Los Angeles Rebellion, Sam Marcy, the late chairperson of Workers World Party, wrote in the pamphlet: "A Marxist Defense of the L.A. Rebellion" that "Marxism differs from all forms of bourgeois sociology in this most fundamental way: All bourgeois social sciences are directed at covering . . . |

WSWS (2023-01-06). In attempt to preempt strike, New York nurses union announces tentative agreements with two more hospitals. wsws.org Racing to prevent a strike, union officials are using a tentative agreement with New York-Presbyterian Hospital that would amount to a cut in real wages as a template in negotiations with other hospitals.

WSWS (2023-01-06). Workers Struggles: Asia and Australia. wsws.org Ground crew at Taiwan's Taoyuan International Airport strike; India: 3, 0 Tamil Nadu secondary teachers hold hunger protest; Hundreds of South Australian bus drivers to strike for better wages and safety…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2023-01-06). The U.S. Prison Industrial Complex, A Domestic Military Operation: Over-Policing, Mass-Incarceration, Slavery, and Capitalism. libya360.wordpress.com Karl Fluri Although the United States has branded itself as the bastion of freedom both at home and abroad, it is abundantly clear to any objective observer that, just as U.S. imperialism undermines those claims on a global scale, the fascist police state and "prison industrial complex" that exists in the nation today do the…

Tom McDowell (2023-01-06). Ontario's Strong Mayor Reforms: A New Shell for Urban Neoliberalism. socialistproject.ca Last month, Ontario's Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell affixed her signature to Along with

Omali Yeshitela (2023-01-06). Omali Yeshitela: 'I was attacked by the FBI for fighting for black power'. greenleft.org.au African People's Socialist Party chairperson Omali Yeshitela discusses the FBI raid on his home and the continuing US government war on the movement for Black liberation and reparations.

Don Fitz (2023-01-06). United States: Two barrels aim at African People's Socialist Party. greenleft.org.au Members of the African People's Socialist Party (APSP) in the United States are expecting to be indicted this month over spurious allegations, reports Don Fitz, prompting a grassroots solidarity defence campaign.

Suds, Snacks,, Socialism Forum Committee (2023-01-06). Saturday 1/7: Election 2022: What Does It Mean for the Socialist Left? indybay.org

WSWS (2023-01-06). SGP holds successful launch event for the Berlin state elections. wsws.org On Monday, the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (Socialist Equality Party, SGP) broadcast its launch event for the 2023 Berlin state elections. In it, leading members of the party explained the SGP's principles, socialist program and historical foundations.

manager (2023-01-06). Latin America's Pink Partnership. cepr.net The American Prospect See article on original site Last summer, Senate Foreign Relations Committee member Ted Cruz (R-TX) issued a warning from the Senate floor. "Already," Cruz said, "nine governments across South America, Central America, and the Caribbean are controlled by socialists." Since then, Gustavo Petro has formed the first left-wing government in the history of …

ecns.cn (2023-01-06). CPC International Department outlines China's optimization of COVID-19 response. ecns.cn The International Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee recently sent letters to foreign political parties and organizations, explaining the adjustment to China's COVID-19 response policy and its significance to strengthening exchanges and cooperation between countries.

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Kelley Lee (2023-01-07). [Perspectives] Advancing the commercial determinants of health agenda. thelancet.com The landmark 1842 Report on the Sanitary Condition of the Labouring Population of Great Britain, by the social reformer Edwin Chadwick, was a damning indictment of how large-scale socioeconomic change during the 19th century contributed to the increased spread of epidemic and chronic diseases. Poor health among the working masses was not simply a consequence of behavioural choices or moral failings but was associated with pathogenic conditions created by the Industrial Revolution.

The Lancet (2023-01-07). [Editorial] The Lancet at 200: a start, but more to do. thelancet.com Thomas Wakley, a 27-year-old apothecary, surgeon, and sometime boxer, founded The Lancet in 1823. Wakley's intention was to publish reports of metropolitan hospital lectures, at the time a highly profitable activity for a small coterie of powerful physicians and surgeons in London. In addition to dismantling this private monopoly over medical knowledge, Wakley also hoped to provide "a correct description" of important clinical cases—"a complete Chronicle of the current Literature". His audience was national (city and country doctors) and global ("Colonial Practitioners"—a group for whom we must make o…

WSWS (2023-01-06). As Washington prepares for conflict with China, US confronts major labor shortages in semiconductor manufacture. wsws.org Semiconductors are as essential to modern militaries as they are to every other part of the economy.

Vijay Prashad (2023-01-06). Socialism is not a Utopian ideal, but an achievable necessity: The First Newsletter (2023). mronline.org In May 2021, the executive director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, and the UN high representative for disarmament affairs, Izumi Nakamitsu, wrote an article urging governments to cut excessive military spending in favour of increasing spending on social and economic development.

_____ (2023-01-06). Socialism Is Not a Utopian Ideal, but an Achievable Necessity. popularresistance.org In May 2021, the executive director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, and the UN high representative for disarmament affairs, Izumi Nakamitsu, wrote an article urging governments to cut excessive military spending in favour of increasing spending on social and economic development. Their wise words were not heard at all. To cut money for war and to increase money for social development, they wrote, is 'not a utopian ideal, but an achievable necessity'. That phrase — not a utopian ideal, but an achievable necessity — is essential. It describes the project of socialism almost perfectly. | Our institu…

David Giesen (2023-01-06). Sunday 1/8: The Pursuit of Happiness framed in political-economic terms. indybay.org Virtual through Google Meet: The Pursuit of Happiness framed in political-economic terms | Sunday, January 8 ∑ 7: 00 — 8: 00pm | Google Meet joining info | Video call link: meet.google.com/mqd-jtmf-gkk

Staff (2023-01-06). Quién duda que en Cuba el debate económico no solo competa a académicos o especialistas. cubadebate.cu Cuadrando la caja es un ejemplo de cuánto se puede hacer para contribuir a la solución o entendimiento de múltiples problemas de la economía cubana, a crear poco a poco la cultura en torno a esta ciencia, y a confiar en la capacidad creadora de nuestros trabajadores y pueblo.

news.un (2023-01-06). Flexible work arrangements, a benefit to all — ILO report. news.un.org Flexible working hours can advance economies and businesses while helping employees and families achieve a better work-life balance, according to a new report launched by the International Labour Organization (ILO) on Friday.

_____ (2023-01-06). Review: Learning From An Older Generation Of Troublemakers. popularresistance.org One of the fun things about the 2022 Labor Notes Conference was the presence and enthusiasm of young people. To this labor veteran, it was encouraging to see the young blood and new faces; it was clear that we have a new generation of leaders emerging in the labor movement. And that is more than welcome! | That being said, there is a lot of experience that has already left and will leave over the next 20 or so years. It's not that my generation—folks who came of age during the late 1960s and early '70s—had all the answers or did everything correctly. But we did a lot; and there's a lot that younger ac…

_____ (2023-01-06). This NYC construction union is reaching out to undocumented and non-union workers. The bosses don't like it. popularresistance.org Many workplaces are marked by a real tension between different types of workers: undocumented vs. citizens, union vs. non-union, and more. New York City's Construction and General Building Laborers' Union Local 79 has been working to overcome these divides by intentionally reaching out to undocumented and non-union workers in the construction trades. And the bosses are taking notice. Recorded in the spring of 2022 from the Local 79 headquarters in Manhattan, TRNN Editor-in-Chief Maximillian Alvarez conducts a Spanish-language interview with Alex Martinez, Walter Martinez, and José Rosas, who were all fired from t…

Labor Video Project (2023-01-06). We Have Had Enough!They Have Crossed The Line! NNU-CNA Sutter Alta Bates Nurses Strike. indybay.org On January 1, over 100 striking NNU-CNA nurses and community supporters rallied at Sutter's Alta Bates hospital…

Brenda Norrell (2023-01-06). Enticed by Wealth, the Media is Complicit in the Crimes of Corporations in Indian Country. indybay.org Enticed by wealth and self-glory — the media, corrupt tribal governments, and self-dealing non-profits operate a vacuum for truth, violating the sacred places of origin. The most censored issues in Indian country in 2022.

WSWS (2023-01-06). US Fed says no letup in financial tightening. wsws.org Once again, the Federal Open Market Committee, the key policy-making body, underscored that for all the talk in public about the need to bring down inflation, the discussion behind closed doors is about blocking a wages upsurge in the working class.

_____ (2023-01-06). At least 12,000 NYC nurses poised to strike. popularresistance.org As many as 12,000 New York City nurses are set to go on strike on Monday, January 9. On December 21, NYC unionized nurses voted to Authorize A Strike by a landslide 98.8% vote. The nurses, organized under the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA), are demanding that hospital executives address short-staffing, raise pay in line with inflation, and not cut healthcare benefits for workers. | With the impending strike, hospital executives are scrambling. Nurses at New York Presbyterian hospital reached a tentative deal with bosses over the weekend, in which nurses would receive 18% in raises over the next three y…

SP Editor (2023-01-06). The Inflation and Deflation Stories of Our Lifetime (and No, They're Not the Ones You Think!). scheerpost.com

Tom Engelhardt (2023-01-06). Why the Arctic turning into a Lukewarm Puddle should be a bigger Headline than a bit of Inflation. juancole.com ( Tomdispatch.com ) &#1 ; Let me start 2023 with a glance back at a December news moment that caught my eye. To do so, however, I have to offer a bit of explanation. First, the obvious: I'm an old guy and, though I spend significant parts of any day scrolling through endless websites covering aspects …

WSWS (2023-01-06). Sixty-thousand Detroit households threatened with water shutoff. wsws.org In the face of 7 percent inflation, and with the immune-evasive new XBB.1.5 variant now spreading throughout the country, the resumption of water shutoffs will be a social and health disaster for Detroit's working class.

_____ (2023-01-06). Sealing Criminal Records Benefits Us All. popularresistance.org About 70 million people‚Äâ—‚Äâ1 in 3 adults‚Äâ—‚Äâhave some kind of criminal record; background checks often turn up arrests, for example, even if no charges were ever filed. Nine in 10 employers weigh that past in their hiring decisions. | And the collateral consequences go far beyond employment. Criminal records can disqualify people from housing, professional licensing and public benefits. | In short, a record can sentence an individual‚Äâ—‚Äâand their family‚Äâ—‚…

ecns.cn (2023-01-06). China's civil aviation industry poised to reach 75% of pre-pandemic level: CAAC. ecns.cn China aims to revive its civil aviation industry to 75 percent of the pre-pandemic level this year, with the total volume of flight transport turnover reaching 97.6 billion ton-kilometers, the air passenger transport volume 460 million trips, and airport cargo and mail throughput 6.17 million tons, working to achieve profit and loss balance, according to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) on Friday.

Julia Rock (2023-01-06). How Big Pharma Actually Spends Its Massive Profits. levernews.com

Anonymous669 (2023-01-06). Turkish Intelligence "Neutralized" PKK-Affiliated Communist Leader In Syria's Al-Hasakah. southfront.org Zeki Gurbuz, aka Ahmet Sores. Source: the Anadolu Agency. | The Turkish intelligence has "neutralized" a senior leader of the Marxist—Leninist Communist Party (MLKP) in Syria's northern region, the Anadolu Agency reported on January 6. | Security sources told the state-run news agency that the communist leader, Zeki Gurbuz, was targeted in an operation by the Turkish National Intelligence Organization (MIT) in the countryside of al-Hasakah. | The term "neutralized" is usual…

Monica Moorehead (2023-01-06). Incarcerated lives endangered in freezing conditions. workers.org In analyzing the heroic 1992 Los Angeles Rebellion, Sam Marcy, the late chairperson of Workers World Party, wrote in the pamphlet: "A Marxist Defense of the L.A. Rebellion" that "Marxism differs from all forms of bourgeois sociology in this most fundamental way: All bourgeois social sciences are directed at covering . . . |

WSWS (2023-01-06). In attempt to preempt strike, New York nurses union announces tentative agreements with two more hospitals. wsws.org Racing to prevent a strike, union officials are using a tentative agreement with New York-Presbyterian Hospital that would amount to a cut in real wages as a template in negotiations with other hospitals.

Tom McDowell (2023-01-06). Ontario's Strong Mayor Reforms: A New Shell for Urban Neoliberalism. socialistproject.ca Last month, Ontario's Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell affixed her signature to Along with

Omali Yeshitela (2023-01-06). Omali Yeshitela: 'I was attacked by the FBI for fighting for black power'. greenleft.org.au African People's Socialist Party chairperson Omali Yeshitela discusses the FBI raid on his home and the continuing US government war on the movement for Black liberation and reparations.

Don Fitz (2023-01-06). United States: Two barrels aim at African People's Socialist Party. greenleft.org.au Members of the African People's Socialist Party (APSP) in the United States are expecting to be indicted this month over spurious allegations, reports Don Fitz, prompting a grassroots solidarity defence campaign.

Suds, Snacks,, Socialism Forum Committee (2023-01-06). Saturday 1/7: Election 2022: What Does It Mean for the Socialist Left? indybay.org

WSWS (2023-01-06). SGP holds successful launch event for the Berlin state elections. wsws.org On Monday, the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (Socialist Equality Party, SGP) broadcast its launch event for the 2023 Berlin state elections. In it, leading members of the party explained the SGP's principles, socialist program and historical foundations.

ecns.cn (2023-01-06). CPC International Department outlines China's optimization of COVID-19 response. ecns.cn The International Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee recently sent letters to foreign political parties and organizations, explaining the adjustment to China's COVID-19 response policy and its significance to strengthening exchanges and cooperation between countries.

Andreína Chávez Alava (2023-01-05). Venezuela: Economy Grew 17.73% in 2022, Maduro Praises Production Surge. venezuelanalysis.com "Venezuela is experiencing the first stage of a long cycle of recovery and structural growth," said President Maduro.

ecns.cn (2023-01-05). CBIRC to guide more financial support for consumption. ecns.cn The China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission is launching new efforts to bolster the real economy by boosting consumption.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2023-01-05). "African Labor in the World Community": CLR James' Political Economy. libya360.wordpress.com Matthew Quest On CLR James' 122nd Anniversary, Matthew Quest celebrates his intervention in global freedom movements by placing his radical political economy in conversation with the African world and the African continent. He argues that CLR James offers a different and better understanding of capital, the state, and the role of the working class than…

Staff (2023-01-05). Groundwork's Michael Mitchell Previews Final Jobs Report of 2022. commondreams.org Ahead of tomorrow's December Jobs Report, Groundwork's Director of Policy and Research Michael Mitchell released the following statement, cautioning that additional rate hikes will bring more pain to workers and push our economy into a Fed-manufactured recession: "As workers and families are struggling with higher prices, Chair Powell is hell-bent on bringing down wages and …

unitedEditor (2023-01-05). What to expect from the war in Ukraine in 2023? unitedworldint.com Interview by Gà∂kalp Erba≈ü Russia broke NATO's containment strategy with its military operation in Ukraine on February 24, 2022. For Russia, 2022 was a year of struggle against the Atlantic camp. The widespread belief was that its economy would collapse and its army defeated. Russia, whose currency valued against the US and NATO powers and …

ecns.cn (2023-01-05). Fiscal spending, fine-tuning of policy set to ensure recovery. ecns.cn China will strengthen fiscal policy adjustment and optimize policy mix to walk the fine line between supporting growth and defusing systemic risks, and will step up fiscal expansion appropriately in 2023 to aid economic recovery.

Marjorie Cohn (2023-01-05). Cuba Says Biden Applies Blockade Even More Aggressively Than His Predecessors. truthout.org "[T]he current U.S. government, the one of Joseph Biden, of all those that the Cuban Revolution has known, is the one that has most aggressively and effectively applied the economic blockade," Carlos Fernández de Cossío, vice minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, declared in a speech on December 14. "It is the one that punishes the most, the one that causes the most damage to the daily life of… |

Nara Lacerda (2023-01-05). In four years of Bolsonaro, healthcare lost funding, quality and reach. peoplesdispatch.org The government of Workers' Party president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, which was sworn in 5 days ago, has considerable challenges ahead of it to tackle the social, economic, political, and public health crisis which faces Brazil. During the four years of far-right rule under Jair Bolsonaro, the health sector was one of the hardest hit by budget cuts, a move which exacerbated the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. | The budget proposal for Brazil's health sector for 2023, left by the government of Jair Bolsonaro, proposed a reduction of investment in the sector by R$ 22.7 billion reais (USD $4.2 billion). While Lula'

Staff (2023-01-05). Aprobados más de 1 nuevos actores económicos, informa Ministerio de Economía y Planificación (+ PDF). cubadebate.cu El Ministerio de Economía y Planificación aprobó hoy 154 nuevos actores económicos, de los que 153 son mipymes privadas y una estatal. Coincidiendo con el inicio del año, en lo adelante se informarán las cifras de las nuevas aprobaciones que se realicen, sin incluir los datos acumulados de hace más de un año, informó el MEP.

WSWS (2023-01-05). Central bank gold purchases highest in more than half a century. wsws.org The buying surge appears to be a response to two developments——the freezing of the Russian central bank's dollar holdings after the invasion in Ukraine, and the development of uncertainty over the stability of US financial markets and its political system.

news.un (2023-01-05). Pakistan floods: 9 million more risk being pushed into poverty, warns UNDP. news.un.org An additional nine million people risk being pushed into poverty on top of the 33 million affected by last summer's devastating floods in Pakistan, the UN development agency, UNDP said on Thursday, ahead of next week's International Conference on Climate Resilient Pakistan in Geneva.

The Conversation (2023-01-05). Why Many Turkish People who migrated to European Countries are worse off than those who stayed at Home. juancole.com By Sebnem Eroglu, University of Bristol | &#1 ; (The Conversation) &#1 ; Many people migrate to another country to earn a decent income and to attain a better standard of living. But my recent research shows that across all destinations and generations studied, many migrants from Turkey to European countries are financially worse off than those …

Staff (2023-01-05). What is NATO? | Chris Williamson. youtube.com WHAT IS NATO? The host of Declassified Palestine and former Labour Party MP Chris Williamson breaks down the roots of NATO, Britain's role in its history, and what led to NATO's current proxy war against Russia in Ukraine. Support independent watchdog journalism! Patreon.com/MintPressNews…

WSWS (2023-01-05). Seven months after workplace death, injuries continue apace at Canada's National Steel Car. wsws.org Accidents have continued apace following the death of Quoc Le, despite the frequent presence of Ontario Ministry of Labour officials on the premises.

ecns.cn (2023-01-05). Medical 'green channel' enhances rural services. ecns.cn In China, 80 percent of medical resources are in cities, and the collaboration model helps optimize allocation of medical resources and better secure the health of the rural population at a time when COVID-19 cases are surging.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2023-01-05). Ukraine's Glorification of Stepan Bandera Draws Criticism Even from Key Ally. libya360.wordpress.com Peoples Dispatch A collage of a photo of a right-wing rally in honor of Stepan Bandera and the tweet from the Ukrainian parliament on January 1, 2023. (Photo: via Labor Heartlands) Since 2014,…

Kathy Lu (2023-01-05). The Progressive Left is maintaining systemic racism in New York City. mronline.org Workers in the United States once united across trade and background to fight for the 8-hour workday. Today, many lament how weak the labor movement has become, often pointing to attacks from the right to strip unions and workers of power.

Richard Spence (2023-01-05). Key US Allies Collaborate On Espionage Laws Considered Harmful To Whistleblowers And Journalists. thedissenter.org This article was funded by paid subscribers of The Dissenter Newsletter. Become a Ministers and security officials in Australia, Sweden, and the United Kingdom have coordinated with the United States to develop new espionage laws.

Staff (2023-01-05). La Universidad de La Habana en su cumpleaños 295. cubadebate.cu Los logros en el campo científico, expresados en premios y reconocimientos, son notables. Su lugar entre las similares del continente muestra que es un centro que crece continuamente. Su participación en el desarrollo científico del país y en las labores sociales la hacen digna de su historia. En sus 295 años, es una Universidad joven con ánimos para continuar aportando en las transformaciones y avances de la sociedad cubana.

Stephen Millies (2023-01-05). Capitalism's War on Railroad Workers Continues Under President Whose Support For Unions Rings Hollow. covertactionmagazine.com The U.S. Congress imposed a labor agreement on 115,000 railroad workers on December 1, disregarding the vote from four unions to reject it. That is how little real democracy there is in the United States. The millionaires' club on Capitol Hill could not even support giving sick days to railroaders chained to round-the-clock work schedules. Why …

WSWS (2023-01-05). Arizona prison forced pregnant inmates into induced labor. wsws.org Medical records from the prison and interviews with the women indicate that all three were given medical procedures to induce labor before their due dates without their consent…

WSWS (2023-01-05). The White Lotus Seasons 1 and 2: Satirizing the wealthy and privileged. wsws.org Season two revisits many of the same concerns as the first season, tackling how money affects relationships of all types.

_____ (2023-01-05). US Now World's Top LNG Exporter, As Europe Boycotts Cheaper Russian Gas. popularresistance.org The United States has rapidly become the world's biggest exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG), tied with Qatar. | A significant reason for this meteoric increase is because Europe replaced Asia as the top market for US LNG in 2022, as Brussels pledged to boycott Russian energy over the proxy war in Ukraine. | Among the principal importers of US LNG are France, Spain, Britain, the Netherlands, and Italy. | Europe is now paying significantly more for expensive US LNG than it had previously for Russian pipeline gas. | As of 2022, Europe had the highest energy prices on the planet. This was a key factor in fueling…

ecns.cn (2023-01-05). Further moves outlined to ensure stable prices. ecns.cn China will adopt further measures to ensure stable prices and sufficient supply of daily necessities and energy for household and industrial needs.

ecns.cn (2023-01-05). China to crack down on anti-COVID drug related violations. ecns.cn China will launch a targeted campaign from January to June to secure stable prices and good quality of COVID-19 related drugs and medical supplies, according to an official of the country's top market watchdog.

Robert Reich (2023-01-05). The little secret about corporate profits. nationofchange.org The power of big corporations to raise their prices higher than their costs are rising.

WSWS (2023-01-05). Australian report shows growing homelessness. wsws.org The crisis is being driven by interest rate rises, record house prices, soaring rents and stagnant or declining wages.

ecns.cn (2023-01-05). Recruiting salaries creep up in 2022. ecns.cn The job market saw a marginal increase in recruiting salaries in 2022 with financial and information technology industries in first-tier cities offering job-seekers higher remuneration, according to a recruitment agency.

ecns.cn (2023-01-05). China adjusts medical insurance to ease financial burden of COVID-19 patients. ecns.cn Regional medical authorities in China are adjusting medical insurance policies to address the medical needs of COVID-19 patients.

Jake Johnson (2023-01-05). Sanders, Warren, and Others Raise Alarm Over Rise of Medical Credit Cards. truthout.org A group of progressive senators raised alarm this week over a pernicious outgrowth of the United States' for-profit healthcare system: medical credit cards. In a letter to the chief executives of Wells Fargo and Synchrony Financial — two large issuers of medical credit cards — Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.)… |

Adriaan Alsema (2023-01-05). Inflation in Colombia soared to 13.1% in December. colombiareports.com Inflation in Colombia soared to 13.1% in the last month of 2023, the highest rate since March 1999, according to the statistics agency. Colombia's average inflation rate was 10.15% last…

Staff (2023-01-05). 'Victory for American Workers': FTC Proposes Ban on Noncompete Clauses. commondreams.org Progressive advocacy groups and lawmakers celebrated Thursday after the Federal Trade Commission proposed a new rule that, if finalized, would prohibit employers from including noncompete clauses in employment contracts, which the agency described as "a widespread and often exploitative practice that suppresses wages, hampers innovation, and blocks entrepreneurs from starting new businesses." Given the prevalence …

Dave DeCamp (2023-01-05). Japan's Kishida Vows Stronger Alliance With US Amid Military Buildup. news.antiwar.com Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Wednesday vowed to expand Tokyo's alliance with the US under his new controversial military spending plan that breaks from the country's post-World War II pacifism. Kishida made the comments when previewing an upcoming visit to Washington DC, where he will meet with President Biden on January 13. "We will show …

Dana Sanchez (2023-01-05). Crypto Bosses In Multibillion-Dollar Public Dispute Over Missing Customer Funds. moguldom.com The contagion spreading from the collapsed FTX crypto exchange has reached crypto exchange Gemini, which was founded by twins Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss in 2014. Gemini lent $900 million of client funds to a crypto investment firm and now it wants its money back by Sunday to resolve the liquidity crisis facing its 340,000 customers …

Olivia Rosane (2023-01-05). 2022's greenwashing hall of shame. peoplesworld.org As public pressure to act on the climate crisis increases, more and more companies, governments and nonprofits are making misleading claims about the sustainability of their operations, a tactic commonly known as greenwashing. However, as greenwashing is becoming more common, people are also getting better at spotting it. Eco-Business published its list of 18 entities called out for …

Press Associates (2023-01-05). Railroad corporations want to slash train crews for Wall Street profits. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON (PAI)—Using safety of workers and communities as their main argument, two top railroad unions and the AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department strongly argued for mandatory two-person crews on all freight trains. TTD and unions carried their campaign to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) hearing on crews on Dec. 14, a day after rail workers' rallied …

Zach Farber (2023-01-05). Whatever the score, owner greed beats player safety in football. liberationnews.org Alarming injuries are regularly inflicted upon football players in the sport that generates the most profits in the world.

Editor (2023-01-05). Marx, the 'Metabolic Rift' and Capitalism's Assault on Nature. mronline.org Marx's theory that capitalism created a "metabolic rift" between human society and nature has re-emerged as an indispensable tool for understanding the climate crisis we face today.

Pepe Escobar (2023-01-05). Will Confucius Marry Marx? The Quest for Legitimacy in Chinese Politics. globalresearch.ca

JANET (2023-01-05). Buffalo 'bomb cyclone' exposes failure of capitalism. iacenter.org By Ryan Lockwood December 29, 2022 Buffalo, New York Buffalo is reeling from its worst snowstorm in a generation. From Dec. 23-25, Western New York state was ravaged by a "bomb cyclone," which brought hurricane-force winds, subzero wind chills and over 50 inches of snowfall to the region. But Winter Storm Elliot is as much a social disaster as it is a weather one. Abandoned cars block a road following winter storm in Buffalo, New York, Dec. 27. At the time of this writing, at least 40 people in the Buffalo area have died due to the storm, a majority of them people of color. This surpasses the death toll of the in…

Owen Schalk (2023-01-05). "If there is to be a livable future, it will be a future offline" mronline.org Jonathan Crary's new book excoriates the digital world of late capitalism.

thecommunists (2023-01-05). Communist replies to BBC budget tips: 'Get out and see the real world.'. thecommunists.org The following letter was sent by one of our members to the BBC in response to yet another patronising and delusional piece on 'budgeting'. ***** There is what you describe as a 'cost of living' crisis, and there is a real crisis — a crisis of capitalism. A crisis that will not be going away. …

Dana Sanchez (2023-01-05). Customers Removed $8B+ From Crypto Bank Silvergate, Stock Is Down 85% In 3 Months. moguldom.com Silvergate, a California bank that deals mostly in cryptocurrency transactions, saw its stock fall 48 percent on Thursday, Jan. 5 after the Wall Street Journal reported that the collapse of the FTX crypto exchange in November 2022 caused a run on the bank. When the FTX crypto exchange declared bankruptcy, Silvergate was forced to sell …

Kamala Emanuel (2023-01-05). Video: 'We need a radical sea change' — music and politics with Grace Petrie. greenleft.org.au Inspiring socialist, feminist, lesbian, left-wing protest singer Grace Petrie spoke with Kamala Emanuel about music and politics.

Don Fitz (2023-01-05). Two barrels aim at African People's Socialist Party. mronline.org With new FBI and Department of "Justice" (DOJ) attacks expected in early January, a defense, mobilization and information session attracted hundreds of allies of the African People's Socialist Party (APSP).

jacobin (2023-01-05). New York City's Public Transit Is Broken. jacobin.com Socialist state legislator Zohran Mamdani says that can change.

Kamala Emanuel (2023-01-05). Video: 'We need a radical sea change' – music and politics with Grace Petrie. greenleft.org.au Inspiring socialist, feminist, lesbian, left-wing protest singer Grace Petrie spoke with Kamala Emanuel about music and politics.

WSWS (2023-01-05). Hundreds attend funeral of Sri Lankan Trotskyist Sarath Kumara. wsws.org Sarath joined the Revolutionary Communist League, forerunner of the SEP, in 1991 and remained a courageous and dedicated working-class fighter for Trotskyism until his death aged 57.

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ecns.cn (2023-01-05). CBIRC to guide more financial support for consumption. ecns.cn The China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission is launching new efforts to bolster the real economy by boosting consumption.

unitedEditor (2023-01-05). What to expect from the war in Ukraine in 2023? unitedworldint.com Interview by Gà∂kalp Erba≈ü Russia broke NATO's containment strategy with its military operation in Ukraine on February 24, 2022. For Russia, 2022 was a year of struggle against the Atlantic camp. The widespread belief was that its economy would collapse and its army defeated. Russia, whose currency valued against the US and NATO powers and …

ecns.cn (2023-01-05). Fiscal spending, fine-tuning of policy set to ensure recovery. ecns.cn China will strengthen fiscal policy adjustment and optimize policy mix to walk the fine line between supporting growth and defusing systemic risks, and will step up fiscal expansion appropriately in 2023 to aid economic recovery.

Staff (2023-01-05). Aprobados más de 1 nuevos actores económicos, informa Ministerio de Economía y Planificación (+ PDF). cubadebate.cu El Ministerio de Economía y Planificación aprobó hoy 154 nuevos actores económicos, de los que 153 son mipymes privadas y una estatal. Coincidiendo con el inicio del año, en lo adelante se informarán las cifras de las nuevas aprobaciones que se realicen, sin incluir los datos acumulados de hace más de un año, informó el MEP.

Vijay Prashad (2023-01-05). Socialism Is Not a Utopian Ideal, but an Achievable Necessity. dissidentvoice.org Philip Guston (Canada), Gladiators, 1940. In May 2021, the executive director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, and the UN high representative for disarmament affairs, Izumi Nakamitsu, wrote an article urging governments to cut excessive military spending in favour of increasing spending on social and economic development. Their wise words were not heard at all. To …

WSWS (2023-01-05). Central bank gold purchases highest in more than half a century. wsws.org The buying surge appears to be a response to two developments——the freezing of the Russian central bank's dollar holdings after the invasion in Ukraine, and the development of uncertainty over the stability of US financial markets and its political system.

The Conversation (2023-01-05). Why Many Turkish People who migrated to European Countries are worse off than those who stayed at Home. juancole.com By Sebnem Eroglu, University of Bristol | &#1 ; (The Conversation) &#1 ; Many people migrate to another country to earn a decent income and to attain a better standard of living. But my recent research shows that across all destinations and generations studied, many migrants from Turkey to European countries are financially worse off than those …

WSWS (2023-01-05). Seven months after workplace death, injuries continue apace at Canada's National Steel Car. wsws.org Accidents have continued apace following the death of Quoc Le, despite the frequent presence of Ontario Ministry of Labour officials on the premises.

WSWS (2023-01-05). Arizona prison forced pregnant inmates into induced labor. wsws.org Medical records from the prison and interviews with the women indicate that all three were given medical procedures to induce labor before their due dates without their consent…

ecns.cn (2023-01-05). Medical 'green channel' enhances rural services. ecns.cn In China, 80 percent of medical resources are in cities, and the collaboration model helps optimize allocation of medical resources and better secure the health of the rural population at a time when COVID-19 cases are surging.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2023-01-05). Ukraine's Glorification of Stepan Bandera Draws Criticism Even from Key Ally. libya360.wordpress.com Peoples Dispatch A collage of a photo of a right-wing rally in honor of Stepan Bandera and the tweet from the Ukrainian parliament on January 1, 2023. (Photo: via Labor Heartlands) Since 2014,…

Richard Spence (2023-01-05). Key US Allies Collaborate On Espionage Laws Considered Harmful To Whistleblowers And Journalists. thedissenter.org This article was funded by paid subscribers of The Dissenter Newsletter. Become a Ministers and security officials in Australia, Sweden, and the United Kingdom have coordinated with the United States to develop new espionage laws.

Staff (2023-01-05). La Universidad de La Habana en su cumpleaños 295. cubadebate.cu Los logros en el campo científico, expresados en premios y reconocimientos, son notables. Su lugar entre las similares del continente muestra que es un centro que crece continuamente. Su participación en el desarrollo científico del país y en las labores sociales la hacen digna de su historia. En sus 295 años, es una Universidad joven con ánimos para continuar aportando en las transformaciones y avances de la sociedad cubana.

WSWS (2023-01-05). The White Lotus Seasons 1 and 2: Satirizing the wealthy and privileged. wsws.org Season two revisits many of the same concerns as the first season, tackling how money affects relationships of all types.

ecns.cn (2023-01-05). China to crack down on anti-COVID drug related violations. ecns.cn China will launch a targeted campaign from January to June to secure stable prices and good quality of COVID-19 related drugs and medical supplies, according to an official of the country's top market watchdog.

WSWS (2023-01-05). Australian report shows growing homelessness. wsws.org The crisis is being driven by interest rate rises, record house prices, soaring rents and stagnant or declining wages.

ecns.cn (2023-01-05). Further moves outlined to ensure stable prices. ecns.cn China will adopt further measures to ensure stable prices and sufficient supply of daily necessities and energy for household and industrial needs.

ecns.cn (2023-01-05). Recruiting salaries creep up in 2022. ecns.cn The job market saw a marginal increase in recruiting salaries in 2022 with financial and information technology industries in first-tier cities offering job-seekers higher remuneration, according to a recruitment agency.

ecns.cn (2023-01-05). China adjusts medical insurance to ease financial burden of COVID-19 patients. ecns.cn Regional medical authorities in China are adjusting medical insurance policies to address the medical needs of COVID-19 patients.

Jake Johnson (2023-01-05). Sanders, Warren, and Others Raise Alarm Over Rise of Medical Credit Cards. truthout.org A group of progressive senators raised alarm this week over a pernicious outgrowth of the United States' for-profit healthcare system: medical credit cards. In a letter to the chief executives of Wells Fargo and Synchrony Financial — two large issuers of medical credit cards — Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.)… |

Adriaan Alsema (2023-01-05). Inflation in Colombia soared to 13.1% in December. colombiareports.com Inflation in Colombia soared to 13.1% in the last month of 2023, the highest rate since March 1999, according to the statistics agency. Colombia's average inflation rate was 10.15% last…

Dave DeCamp (2023-01-05). Japan's Kishida Vows Stronger Alliance With US Amid Military Buildup. news.antiwar.com Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Wednesday vowed to expand Tokyo's alliance with the US under his new controversial military spending plan that breaks from the country's post-World War II pacifism. Kishida made the comments when previewing an upcoming visit to Washington DC, where he will meet with President Biden on January 13. "We will show …

Olivia Rosane (2023-01-05). 2022's greenwashing hall of shame. peoplesworld.org As public pressure to act on the climate crisis increases, more and more companies, governments and nonprofits are making misleading claims about the sustainability of their operations, a tactic commonly known as greenwashing. However, as greenwashing is becoming more common, people are also getting better at spotting it. Eco-Business published its list of 18 entities called out for …

Press Associates (2023-01-05). Railroad corporations want to slash train crews for Wall Street profits. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON (PAI)—Using safety of workers and communities as their main argument, two top railroad unions and the AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department strongly argued for mandatory two-person crews on all freight trains. TTD and unions carried their campaign to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) hearing on crews on Dec. 14, a day after rail workers' rallied …

thecommunists (2023-01-05). Communist replies to BBC budget tips: 'Get out and see the real world.'. thecommunists.org The following letter was sent by one of our members to the BBC in response to yet another patronising and delusional piece on 'budgeting'. ***** There is what you describe as a 'cost of living' crisis, and there is a real crisis — a crisis of capitalism. A crisis that will not be going away. …

WSWS (2023-01-05). Hundreds attend funeral of Sri Lankan Trotskyist Sarath Kumara. wsws.org Sarath joined the Revolutionary Communist League, forerunner of the SEP, in 1991 and remained a courageous and dedicated working-class fighter for Trotskyism until his death aged 57.

ecns.cn (2023-01-04). Environment, economy advance as one in Yangtze River Basin. ecns.cn China has managed to advance environmental protection and economic development in parallel in the Yangtze River Basin, but more efforts are needed to address some prominent environmental problems.

ecns.cn (2023-01-04). International observers: China's economic recovery will lift global growth after COVID response shift. ecns.cn International media and think tanks have kept an eye on China's economy after the country optimized the COVID-19 measures in late 2022. ECNS found many of them remain positive on the country's economic rebound and what it is going to bring to the global economy.

ecns.cn (2023-01-04). China mutually implements RCEP agreement with 13 other signatories. ecns.cn RCEP entered into force for Indonesia on Monday. At this point, China has mutually implemented agreements with 13 of the other 14 RCEP members, among which 10 are from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), along with Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand.

David Cavendish (2023-01-04). Workers should never forget how much power they have. peoplesworld.org You remember the headlines: "Biden asks Congress to avert rail strike, warning of dire economic impact," (Reuters); "Congressional Leaders Say They Will Act to Prevent Rail Strike…" — "Democratic and Republican leaders prepared to intercede as President Biden warned the prospect of a December strike put the U.S. economy 'at risk.'" (The New York Times). It was only little …

Editor (2023-01-04). The Great Inflation Debate: Supply Shocks and Wealth Effects in a Multipolar World Economy. scheerpost.com

Eric Zuesse (2023-01-04). How Joe Biden Is Slowly "Suiciding America's Economy" globalresearch.ca

Anonymous103 (2023-01-04). How Joe Biden Is Slowly Suiciding America's Economy. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by Starting on 7 April 2023, a rule that Joe Biden's U.S. Commerce Department issued on 12 October 2022 will be fully in force, outlawing, by U.S. Executive (President Biden's) fiat, any U.S.-allied country to engage in any commerce (buying or selling) with China that his Administration considers to be (or potentially to be) related to either artificial intelligenc…

Anonymous103 (2023-01-04). Ransacking the World Economy Until 'You'll Own Nothing.'. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by Building on millennia of learning how to structure and manage an economy to accumulate and consolidate control and wealth in particular hands,…

WSWS (2023-01-04). Germany's president and chancellor beat the drum for Ukraine war and invoke national unity. wsws.org Both President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Chancellor Olaf Scholz advocated continuing the Ukraine war until Russia's complete defeat, even if this entailed enormous social and economic costs and the risk of nuclear war.

ecns.cn (2023-01-04). Senior Chinese official stresses orderly transition to Class-B management of COVID-19. ecns.cn A senior official of the Communist Party of China (CPC) called for effectively coordinating the epidemic response with economic and social development in an orderly transition to Class-B management of COVID-19.

ecns.cn (2023-01-04). Support to private firms highlighted for 2023. ecns.cn Boosting market confidence and stepped-up efforts to support the private sector hold the key to an economic rebound in 2023, officials and experts said.

unitedEditor (2023-01-04). Italy 2022: The coldest winter ever. uwidata.com As is customary this time of year in December, the first real cold of the season has arrived in Italy. This is not news, because it is, in fact, a custom. What is different this year are the economic and social conditions: We are living in a country that has not yet recovered from the …

_____ (2023-01-04). The First US Onslaught To 'Weaken' Post-Cold War Russia. popularresistance.org The first post-cold war assault on Russia by the West began in the early 1990s well before the expansion of NATO. It took the form of a U.S.-induced economic depression in Russia that was deeper and more disastrous than the Great Depression that devastated the U.S. in the 1930s. And it came at a time when Russians were naively talking of a "Common European Home" and a common European security structure that would include Russia. The magnitude of this economic catastrophe was spelled out tersely in a recent essay by Paul Krugman who wondered whether many Americans are aware of the enormous disaster it was for Russ…

Newsclick (2023-01-04). India's job famine | with Aunindyo Chakravarty. peoplesdispatch.org 86% of new jobseekers in the past five years couldn't get a job. 45% of young jobseekers, between 20-24 years of age are unemployed. Nearly 25% of India's graduates, who are actively looking for work, are jobless. That is how India's economic policies have failed its people.

Victor Castellanos (2023-01-04). Maduro: Venezuela Produces 94% of Its Own Food in 2022 After Importing 80% for Over 100 Years. orinocotribune.com "Venezuela is experiencing the first stage of a long recovery cycle," said President Maduro. | In highlighting Venezuela's economic recovery in 2022, President Nicolás Maduro noted that for more than 100 years, Venezuela imported "practically 80, 85% of everything that was consumed, today it produces 94% of the food that goes to Venezuelan homes." | During an interview with Spanish journalist Ignacio Ramonet, reporting on the beginning of the new year, Maduro highlighted the efforts of the people and the government to confront the over 900 unilateral coercive measures levied by the United States Government and it…

ecns.cn (2023-01-04). Free antipyretics for sanitation workers and poor families in Hebei. ecns.cn A volunteer service booth distributes free medicines to sanitation workers and families in extreme poverty in Changli County, Qinhuangdao City, north China's Hebei Province on Tuesday.

Minnesota Reformer (2023-01-04). Child poverty rates highest in states that haven't raised minimum wage. juancole.com By Casey Quinlan | &#1 ; ( Minnesota Reformer ) &#1 ; Of the 20 states that have failed to raise the minimum wage above the federal $7.25 an hour standard, 16 have more than 12% of their children living in poverty, according to a States Newsroom analysis of wage and poverty data. Anti-poverty advocates say that's …

manager (2023-01-04). Preview: What to Expect in the December Jobs Report. cepr.net The November jobs numbers came in stronger than most economists had expected. There is considerable evidence from regional Fed surveys, unemployment insurance claims, and elsewhere that the labor market is weakening. Nonetheless, the payroll data has been showing strong job growth through the fall. The big question is whether evidence of labor market weakening will …

Labor Video Project (2023-01-04). We Have Had Enough!They Have Crossed The Line! NNU-CNA Sutter Alta Bates Nurses Strike. indybay.org On January 1, over 100 striking NNU-CNA nurses and community supporters rallied at Sutter's Alta Bates hospital…

Staff (2023-01-04). Empresa de Las Tunas surtirá mobiliario de nuevo hotel de 23 y K, en La Habana. cubadebate.cu Ludema, perteneciente al grupo Dujo, tiene el compromiso de comenzar este año y continuar en el 2024 las solicitudes de este gigantesco hotel del Vedado capitalino, y el reto de simultanear las labores con los encargos para la segunda torre del hotel de Tercera y 70, en Playa. El prestigio de Ludema comenzó cuando asumió los muebles del Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski.

WSWS (2023-01-04). Australia imposes mandatory COVID tests for Chinese travelers. wsws.org The measure is saturated in hypocrisy, given that the Labor government and the entire political establishment are fully committed to the profit-driven program of a forever pandemic.

Mark Gruenberg (2023-01-04). Construction job hazards in Boston area result in Laborers' union drive. peoplesworld.org CHICOPEE, Mass.—A Boston-area construction company, pushed by greed from a past private equity fund buyout of what was a family-owned firm until 2012, has led to job hazards, one worker with a severed arm—and a Laborers organizing drive. As an example of how greed pushes Feeney Brothers to exploit workers, Laborers regional Organizing Director Scott …

_____ (2023-01-04). Biggest Contracts Expiring in 2023. strategic-culture.org By Dan DIMAGGIO | Negotiations will take place in 2023 for some of the biggest contracts in the labor movement, including at UPS and the Big Three automakers. | Workers are hoping to take advantage of a tight labor market to reverse years of concessions and win big raises to help cope with inflation. New leaders in the Teamsters, and potentially the Auto Workers (UAW), have promised to put up a more aggressive fight. | UPS | The Teamsters contract covering 340,000 package car drivers and warehouse workers at UPS expires July 31. New Teamsters President Sean O'Brien has promised the union will be ready for the fir…

C.J. Polychroniou (2023-01-04). Noam Chomsky: Another World Is Possible. Let's Bring It to Reality. truthout.org It's a truism that the world is in a dismal state; indeed, there are too many great challenges facing our world and the planet is in fact at a breaking point, as Noam Chomsky elaborates on an exclusive interview below for Truthout. What's less widely recognized is that another world is possible because the present one is simply not sustainable, says one of the world's greatest public intellectuals. |

Thaddeus Greene (2023-01-04). Let's Support the Thousands of NYC Nurses Who Are Preparing to Strike. truthout.org Over 10,000 unionized private sector nurses in New York City could strike over the next two weeks. Nurses so far have overwhelmingly voted to strike (almost 99% as of December 22) with voting still open for some. NYSNA submitted an official strike notice to eight hospitals, stating: Similar strike notices — which are required by law as part of the anti-labor legal framework of the U.S. |

Brenda Norrell (2023-01-04). Enticed by Wealth, the Media is Complicit in the Crimes of Corporations in Indian Country. indybay.org Enticed by wealth and self-glory — the media, corrupt tribal governments, and self-dealing non-profits operate a vacuum for truth, violating the sacred places of origin. The most censored issues in Indian country in 2022.

_____ (2023-01-04). British-Run Spy Tech Powers Ukraine Proxy War, Putting Civilians At Risk. popularresistance.org On December 6th, The Grayzone revealed how British military and intelligence agencies were deploying technology created by shadowy private intelligence firm Anomaly 6 to illegally spy on citizens across the globe. | The company's technology effectively transforms every individual on Earth into a potential target for surveillance and/or asset recruitment by monitoring the movements of their smartphone. Anomaly 6 embeds tracking software in popular applications, then slices through layers of theoretically anonymous data to uncover a wealth of sensitive information about a device's owner. | Anomaly 6's services are…

Isheka N. Harrison (2023-01-04). Wealthy Mother In Potential Barbados Plantation Case Warned Actor Son Not To Use Last Name Due To Potential For Reparations Claims. moguldom.com British actor Benedict Cumberbatch of "Doctor Strange" fame was warned by his mother not to use his real name professionally because he may one day be subject to reparations claims for his ancestors' slaveholding history in Barbados. According to a report by The Daily Telegraph, Cumberbatch's mother, actress Wanda Ventham, "encouraged him not to use his real name …

theintercept (2023-01-04). The Shutdown of Luxury Emissions Should Be at the Center of Climate Revolt. theintercept.com Climate disorder won't be remedied through an orderly march of green energy. The world must also rein in consumption.

_____ (2023-01-04). 10 Costliest Climate Disasters Of 2022. popularresistance.org In 2022, there were 10 climate-fueled extreme weather events that caused more than $3 billion worth of damage each. | That's the disturbing conclusion of UK charity Christian Aid's annual review of the year's costliest and most destructive climate disasters, released December 27. | "Having ten separate climate disasters in the last year that each cost more than $3 billion points to the financial cost of inaction on the climate crisis," Christian Aid CEO Patrick Watt said in a press release. "But behind the dollar figures lie millions of stories of human loss and suffering. Without major cuts in greenhouse gas emi…

_____ (2023-01-04). Workers At Howard Brown Health Unionized — Now They're On Strike. popularresistance.org Chicago, Illinois – Recently unionized employees at Howard Brown Health, a nonprofit Chicago health clinic that caters particularly to LGBTQ people, went out on strike Tuesday. Management is also threatening to lay off 15 percent of their workforce, citing "financial concerns." | On December 30, the sixty employees‚Äâ—‚Äâwho had previously been told they would be laid off Tuesday‚Äâ—‚Äâarrived at work to discover that they had been locked out of their emails and other work software, including at least one therapist who says that they…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-01-04). Healthy for the Holidays: Mayo Clinic Health System provides tips for combatting stress this season. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org MANKATO, Minn. ‚Äï During the holiday season, it is easy to get caught up in the stress and chaos that can accompany this time of the year. Already demanding lives become even more hectic as last-minute shopping, cooking and spending combine to add even more anxiety. For many people, the result can be overwhelming. "What if there was a way you could plan ahead to counter the stress? Start with identifying the issue," says Lisa Hardesty,…

WSWS (2023-01-04). Quebec government makes provocative, wage-cutting offer to half-million public sector workers. wsws.org Quebec's hard-right CAQ government is determined to impoverish public sector employees, cut social spending and privatize public services.

Dave DeCamp (2023-01-04). NATO Chief Says Some Members Want to Raise Military Spending Levels. news.antiwar.com NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday that some alliance members would like to push others to increase military spending by setting a minimum target of 2% of a country's gross domestic product. "Some allies are strongly in favor of turning the 2% goal into a minimum target," Stoltenberg told the German news agency DPA. NATO's …

WSWS (2023-01-04). Britain's National Health Service faced with deliberate collapse. wsws.org COVID policies backed by all the major parties of allowing tens of thousands of people to die unnecessary deaths and countless more to suffer prolonged ill health—rather than taking measures impacting on profits—were only the sharpest expression of a growing hostility to health spending seen as an intolerable drain on British capitalism, to be reduced as quickly as possible.

Staff (2023-01-04). Re-Nominated by Biden, Senate Urged to Confirm 'Public Interest Champion' to FCC. commondreams.org Digital and consumer rights advocates on Wednesday called on the U.S. Senate to swiftly confirm longtime public advocate Gigi Sohn to the Federal Communications Commission after President Joe Biden announced her nomination for a second time, more than a year after the telecom industry launched a spending blitz to keep Sohn from joining the regulatory …

Caitlin A. Johnstone (2023-01-04). BlackRock logo to be added to Ukrainian flag. mronline.org Kyiv has announced the addition of a fifth corporate logo to the Ukrainian flag following news that BlackRock will be playing a crucial role in the reconstruction of the nation. The world's largest investment management firm will join Raytheon Technologies, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, and McDonald's upon the now-omnipresent blue and yellow flag.

Chris Stewart (2023-01-04). Marx, the 'Metabolic Rift' and Capitalism's Assault on Nature. socialistproject.ca In recent years millions of young and working-class people have engaged in protests against the climate and ecological crisis as devastating wildfires, heat waves, droughts, hurricanes and floods have increased in regularity and intensity around the world. "System change, not climate change!" has become the main slogan, reflecting a sense that we need a fundamental transformation of society to avoid catastrophe. | It is no surprise that this has emerged alongside a renewed interest in the ideas of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, and their critique of capitalism. They argued that capitalism was based on exploit…

ecns.cn (2023-01-04). China enacts revised regulations for PLA civilian personnel management. ecns.cn A set of revised regulations regarding the management of civilian personnel of China's People's Liberation Army has come into effect on Jan. 1, 2023, after being approved by the State Council and the Central Military Commission.

ecns.cn (2023-01-04). Nation mulling future based on cutting-edge tech. ecns.cn China will step up efforts to map blueprints for future industries such as humanoid robots, the metaverse and quantum technology, as part of its broader push to cultivate emerging industries and build a modern industrial system.

Anonymous669 (2023-01-04). Russian Army Received First Batch Of Upgraded Ka-52M Recon & Attack Helicopters. southfront.org File image. | The Russian military has received the first batch of Ka-52M reconnaissance and attack helicopters, TASS reported on January 4, citing a source in the Russian military industrial complex. | The unnamed source told the Russian news agency that around ten helicopters have been already supplied to the military and more will be delivered later this year."The first Ka-52M [helicopters] have already been turned over to Russian troops. Deliveries of upgraded helicopters will also cont…

Anonymous103 (2023-01-04). Bitcoin Has Been Ruling The Crypto Space For 12 Years, But Why? southfront.org SPONSORED: | | Bitcoin has experienced a 12-year cycle of innovation, wherein each year introduced new capabilities that have kept Bitcoin at the forefront of crypto. A website like

Anonymous103 (2023-01-04). How Blockchain Is Rolling Out In The Gaming Industry. southfront.org SPONSORED: | Illustrative Image | The advent of blockchain technology in the gaming industry can dramatically increase efficiencies, enabling a more rapid and secure movement of products like in-game assets, consoles, and many more through its transparency. If you are interested in bitcoin trading, you may start using a trading website that is secure and offers time-saving techniques like A robust understanding of blockcha…

Ann Brown (2023-01-04). Fact Check: Coca-Cola Paid NAACP To Make Sure Sugar Taxes Failed And Sodas Could Be Purchased With Food Stamps. moguldom.com There's a tweet that has gone viral by Calley Means, who now owns a company called True Medicine Care, which enables patients to use food stamps to buy healthy food. In the Twitter thread, he accused the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People of essentially taking a "bribe" from soda giant Coca-Cola to …

Suds, Snacks,, Socialism Forum Committee (2023-01-04). Saturday 1/7: Election 2022: What Does It Mean for the Socialist Left? indybay.org

Fight Back (2023-01-04). Peruvian trade union leader speaks about resistance to overthrow of President Castillo. fightbacknews.org Fight Back! interviewed Cristiano Mayta, a trade unionist in Peru on January 3 to learn more about the situation in Perú after the overthrow of democratically-elected President Pedro Castillo by an oligarchy-dominated Congress. There is a national strike called for January 4 amid violent repression. | Fight Back!: What is your organization? | Cristiano Mayta: I am the international secretary of the union SINATREL at a Coca-Cola bottling plant. I am also a member of an organization called Socialist Left of Peru (Izquierda Socialista Perú). | Fight Back!: From your perspective, what happened with President Castillo…

WSWS (2023-01-04). As trade unions seek end of UK strike wave: Socialist Workers Party attempts cover-up. wsws.org The social make-up and political physiognomy of the Socialist Workers Party is of an organisation wholly in thrall to the trade union bureaucracy.

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2023-01-04: News Headlines

ecns.cn (2023-01-04). Environment, economy advance as one in Yangtze River Basin. ecns.cn China has managed to advance environmental protection and economic development in parallel in the Yangtze River Basin, but more efforts are needed to address some prominent environmental problems.

ecns.cn (2023-01-04). International observers: China's economic recovery will lift global growth after COVID response shift. ecns.cn International media and think tanks have kept an eye on China's economy after the country optimized the COVID-19 measures in late 2022. ECNS found many of them remain positive on the country's economic rebound and what it is going to bring to the global economy.

ecns.cn (2023-01-04). China mutually implements RCEP agreement with 13 other signatories. ecns.cn RCEP entered into force for Indonesia on Monday. At this point, China has mutually implemented agreements with 13 of the other 14 RCEP members, among which 10 are from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), along with Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand.

David Cavendish (2023-01-04). Workers should never forget how much power they have. peoplesworld.org You remember the headlines: "Biden asks Congress to avert rail strike, warning of dire economic impact," (Reuters); "Congressional Leaders Say They Will Act to Prevent Rail Strike…" — "Democratic and Republican leaders prepared to intercede as President Biden warned the prospect of a December strike put the U.S. economy 'at risk.'" (The New York Times). It was only little …

Editor (2023-01-04). The Great Inflation Debate: Supply Shocks and Wealth Effects in a Multipolar World Economy. scheerpost.com

Eric Zuesse (2023-01-04). How Joe Biden Is Slowly "Suiciding America's Economy" globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2023-01-04). Germany's president and chancellor beat the drum for Ukraine war and invoke national unity. wsws.org Both President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Chancellor Olaf Scholz advocated continuing the Ukraine war until Russia's complete defeat, even if this entailed enormous social and economic costs and the risk of nuclear war.

ecns.cn (2023-01-04). Senior Chinese official stresses orderly transition to Class-B management of COVID-19. ecns.cn A senior official of the Communist Party of China (CPC) called for effectively coordinating the epidemic response with economic and social development in an orderly transition to Class-B management of COVID-19.

ecns.cn (2023-01-04). Support to private firms highlighted for 2023. ecns.cn Boosting market confidence and stepped-up efforts to support the private sector hold the key to an economic rebound in 2023, officials and experts said.

unitedEditor (2023-01-04). Italy 2022: The coldest winter ever. uwidata.com As is customary this time of year in December, the first real cold of the season has arrived in Italy. This is not news, because it is, in fact, a custom. What is different this year are the economic and social conditions: We are living in a country that has not yet recovered from the …

ecns.cn (2023-01-04). Free antipyretics for sanitation workers and poor families in Hebei. ecns.cn A volunteer service booth distributes free medicines to sanitation workers and families in extreme poverty in Changli County, Qinhuangdao City, north China's Hebei Province on Tuesday.

Minnesota Reformer (2023-01-04). Child poverty rates highest in states that haven't raised minimum wage. juancole.com By Casey Quinlan | &#1 ; ( Minnesota Reformer ) &#1 ; Of the 20 states that have failed to raise the minimum wage above the federal $7.25 an hour standard, 16 have more than 12% of their children living in poverty, according to a States Newsroom analysis of wage and poverty data. Anti-poverty advocates say that's …

Labor Video Project (2023-01-04). We Have Had Enough!They Have Crossed The Line! NNU-CNA Sutter Alta Bates Nurses Strike. indybay.org On January 1, over 100 striking NNU-CNA nurses and community supporters rallied at Sutter's Alta Bates hospital…

Staff (2023-01-04). Empresa de Las Tunas surtirá mobiliario de nuevo hotel de 23 y K, en La Habana. cubadebate.cu Ludema, perteneciente al grupo Dujo, tiene el compromiso de comenzar este año y continuar en el 2024 las solicitudes de este gigantesco hotel del Vedado capitalino, y el reto de simultanear las labores con los encargos para la segunda torre del hotel de Tercera y 70, en Playa. El prestigio de Ludema comenzó cuando asumió los muebles del Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski.

WSWS (2023-01-04). Australia imposes mandatory COVID tests for Chinese travelers. wsws.org The measure is saturated in hypocrisy, given that the Labor government and the entire political establishment are fully committed to the profit-driven program of a forever pandemic.

Brenda Norrell (2023-01-04). Enticed by Wealth, the Media is Complicit in the Crimes of Corporations in Indian Country. indybay.org Enticed by wealth and self-glory — the media, corrupt tribal governments, and self-dealing non-profits operate a vacuum for truth, violating the sacred places of origin. The most censored issues in Indian country in 2022.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-01-04). Healthy for the Holidays: Mayo Clinic Health System provides tips for combatting stress this season. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org MANKATO, Minn. ‚Äï During the holiday season, it is easy to get caught up in the stress and chaos that can accompany this time of the year. Already demanding lives become even more hectic as last-minute shopping, cooking and spending combine to add even more anxiety. For many people, the result can be overwhelming. "What if there was a way you could plan ahead to counter the stress? Start with identifying the issue," says Lisa Hardesty,…

WSWS (2023-01-04). Quebec government makes provocative, wage-cutting offer to half-million public sector workers. wsws.org Quebec's hard-right CAQ government is determined to impoverish public sector employees, cut social spending and privatize public services.

Caitlin A. Johnstone (2023-01-04). BlackRock logo to be added to Ukrainian flag. mronline.org Kyiv has announced the addition of a fifth corporate logo to the Ukrainian flag following news that BlackRock will be playing a crucial role in the reconstruction of the nation. The world's largest investment management firm will join Raytheon Technologies, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, and McDonald's upon the now-omnipresent blue and yellow flag.

ecns.cn (2023-01-04). China enacts revised regulations for PLA civilian personnel management. ecns.cn A set of revised regulations regarding the management of civilian personnel of China's People's Liberation Army has come into effect on Jan. 1, 2023, after being approved by the State Council and the Central Military Commission.

ecns.cn (2023-01-04). Nation mulling future based on cutting-edge tech. ecns.cn China will step up efforts to map blueprints for future industries such as humanoid robots, the metaverse and quantum technology, as part of its broader push to cultivate emerging industries and build a modern industrial system.

Suds, Snacks,, Socialism Forum Committee (2023-01-04). Saturday 1/7: Election 2022: What Does It Mean for the Socialist Left? indybay.org

_____ (2023-01-03). A New Twitter Hashtag #RussiaFlushWithCash Should Be Tweeted. journal-neo.org It's a bit funny how propaganda works, especially the lies woven by the western elites these last few years. Take the Russian economy, for instance. A recent Twitter trend was #RunOnRussianBanks. With over 8,000 Tweets of photos of a dozen people standing in line in the snow at an ATM, the intent is to create …

_____ (2023-01-03). 2022: India's Workers And Peasants Fight Back — And Fight On. popularresistance.org In India, the year that has just passed started with hope but ended with anger and discontent. Hope, because it was thought that with the pandemic finally dwindling, the economy would revive and so would jobs and incomes. The mainstream media talked of a V-shaped recovery, the government again started talking of a $5 trillion economy (whatever that means). Although there was no reason to do so, working people, desperate after two years of extreme hardship, hoped against hope. The victory of the farmers' movement in forcing the government to back down on the three agricultural laws also boosted the morale —…

Adriaan Alsema (2023-01-03). Colombia's economy to slow down in 2023: UN. colombiareports.com Colombia's gross domestic product (GDP) is projected to grow considerably slower in 2023 than it did last year, according to the United Nations. In a report that was published in…

ecns.cn (2023-01-03). RCEP takes effect for Indonesia, new trade regulations in place in the country. ecns.cn RCEP agreement took effect for Indonesia on Monday, with the country putting new regulations in place for its trade with other members of the world's largest free trade deal in terms of population and the size of economy and trade.

ecns.cn (2023-01-03). Digitalization gaining ground in China on wider application. ecns.cn Chinese enterprises' expenditures on digital businesses will witness speedy growth in 2023, as cutting-edge digital technologies, such as 5G, artificial intelligence and cloud computing, have been increasingly applied into a wide range of fields and integrated with the real economy.

Robert J. Burrowes (2023-01-03). Ransacking the World Economy Until 'You'll Own Nothing.'. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2023-01-03). Fed Will Cause Unnecessary Harm to the US and World Economy Next Year. cepr.net Here are eight predictions for the coming year, in accordance with a hallowed tradition that I have previously not honored.

WSWS (2023-01-03). Storm clouds massing over global economy and financial system. wsws.org A slowing global economy will cause problems for financial markets already experiencing instability, as the reversal of ultra-easy monetary policies by the world's central banks make itself felt.

Editor (2023-01-03). After Repeated Interest Rate Hikes, IMF Warns a Third of World Will Suffer Recession in 2023. scheerpost.com With the world's three largest economies slowing down, said the IMF managing director, economic conditions will "feel like recession for hundreds of millions of people" this year.

Fight Back (2023-01-03). This New Year is a critical moment in the history of our movement. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – This is the first day of 2023, after a year that has tested our movement like nothing in the last half century. We have a tradition to ring in the New Year with a review of what we accomplished in 2022. | I'm primarily speaking of the work of the National Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression and its Chicago branch, but also acknowledging where the struggle for Black liberation is at in our country at this moment. | The greatest challenge is overcoming the hundreds of years of national oppression imposed upon us by this government, the primary characteristic of which is economic oppres…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2023-01-03). Moscow and Beijing Could End US Sanctions Hegemony. libya360.wordpress.com Observateur Continental Sanctions have long been the U.S.'s favorite economic weapon, but the era of U.S. hegemony is coming to an end. Washington's permissive use of punitive measures has provoked resistance from the world. Russia and China have won at least one victory in the fight against sanctions. Sanctions have long been America's favorite economic…

John V. Walsh (2023-01-03). The First US Onslaught to "Weaken" Post-Cold War Russia. dissidentvoice.org The first post-cold war assault on Russia by the West began in the early 1990s well before the expansion of NATO. It took the form of a U.S.-induced economic depression in Russia that was deeper and more disastrous than the Great Depression that devastated the U.S. in the 1930s. And it came at a time …

Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies (2023-01-03). Can NATO and the Pentagon Find a Diplomatic Off-Ramp from the Ukraine War? dissidentvoice.org Photo credit: Economic Club of New York NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, known for his staunch support for Ukraine, recently revealed his greatest fear for this winter to a TV interviewer in his native Norway: that the fighting in Ukraine could spin out of control and become a major war between NATO and Russia. "If …

WSWS (2023-01-03). Homeless deaths surged across the US in 2022 due to extreme weather, economic hardship. wsws.org According to the Becker Friedman Institute at the University of Chicago, 0,000 to 600,000 people in the US experience homelessness on any given night; approximately one-third of them sleep on the streets.

Editor (2023-01-03). Brazil's President Lula is Back—and Bolsonaro Fled to Florida. scheerpost.com Lula da Silva returned as Brazil's president, calling for fighting poverty and hunger, re-industrializing, strengthening the BRICS, and deepening Latin American integration. Far-right leader Jair Bolsonaro fled to Florida, fearing legal consequences for his corruption.

Amy Goodman (2023-01-03). Tax Returns Show Trump Committed "Brazen" Tax Fraud, Says David Cay Johnston. truthout.org Six years of Donald Trump's tax returns were released by a House committee on Friday after a years-long legal battle by the former president to keep them sealed. Early revelations include the finding that Trump paid just $750 in federal income tax during his first year in office in 2017, and he paid no tax in 2020. The newly released tax records give a long-overdue glimpse of Trump's personal and… |

Anonymous103 (2023-01-03). How Blockchain Is Bitcoin Embracing A Collaborative Approach? southfront.org SPONSORED: | Illustrative Image | Financial institutions work with suppliers, customers, and competitors, all on a large scale. Unfortunately, this operation can often be prone to human error and inefficiency. That is why it is important to use an efficient way to trade bitcoin

Jessica Corbett (2023-01-03). House GOP Wants to Eliminate the Congressional Workers Union. truthout.org Labor organizers on Capitol Hill were undeterred Monday despite U.S. House Republicans' plans to try to undo progress made last year after Democrats passed a resolution enabling congressional staffers to form unions. In preparation for taking narrow control of the lower chamber on Tuesday, the GOP on Sunday unveiled its rules package, which states the party's intention to "eliminate Democrats'… |

ecns.cn (2023-01-03). Consumption surges during New Year holiday. ecns.cn China's consumption market saw a rapid recovery during the New Year holiday, showing consumers have high enthusiasm for consumption, the Securities Daily reported.

Dana Sanchez (2023-01-03). Financial Backer Of Elon Musk's Twitter Takeover Slashes Valuation By 56% After 1 Month. moguldom.com Just one month after Elon Musk bought Twitter for $44 billion, investor Fidelity slashed the carrying valuation of its stake in the social media network from $19.66 million to $8.63 million, according to a recent disclosure reported by Axios. Fidelity, which holds its Twitter shares in several of its mutual funds under the name "X Holdings I Inc," …

Sharon Zhang (2023-01-03). Santos Campaign Filed Dozens of Expenses 1 Penny Below Receipt Reporting Limit. truthout.org Newly uncovered campaign records filed by Rep. George Santos (R-New York) show dozens of expenditures just one cent below a crucial reporting limit, raising yet more questions about the embattled freshman Republican's financial practices during his campaign. Records filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) show 37 expenses valued at $199.99 — one penny below the $200 threshold over which… |

jamanetwork (2023-01-03). Estimated Medicare Part B Savings From Inflationary Rebates. jamanetwork.com This study uses annual Medicare Part B spending data to examine the potential savings from the drug pricing reforms in the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022.

_____ (2023-01-03). Brazil's President Lula Is Back — And Bolsonaro Fled To Florida. popularresistance.org Lula da Silva has returned as president of Brazil, the world's sixth-most populous country. This will cause a major geopolitical shift. | Meanwhile, far-right former leader Jair Bolsonaro fled to Florida, fearing legal consequences for his corruption. | Multipolarista spoke with Brazil-based journalist Brian Mier about what Lula's third government means for Latin America and the world. | In his speech before the congress at his January 1 inauguration, Lula he stressed that everyone has the "right to a dignified life, without hunger, with access to employment, health, education." He said his "life mission" is to g…

Anonymous103 (2023-01-03). Tunisian President Saied Launches Campaign Of Repression Against Opposition. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by Piero Messina | "Tunisia needs to be purified, like the blood of dialysis patients." With these bloody words, the President of Tunisia Kais Saied addressed the nation in his end-of-year speech, broadcasted by the national television channel. Saied's speech was welcomed by the opposition and trade unions as a real threat. After suspending constitutional guarantees in July 2021, after ousting the government, after dissolving parliament and calling new elections which ended in a memorable f…

Anonymous103 (2023-01-03). How Blockchain And Bitcoin Are Game Changers For Centralized Finance? southfront.org SPONSORED: | Illustrative Image | Blockchain is entering this market significantly by denying the need for regulation, cooperation, and transparency. You can check Major investment firms such as J.P Morgan and Goldman Sachs have announced plans to i…

Jake Johnson (2023-01-03). Wind and Solar Could Outpace Coal and Nuclear Power in the US This Year. truthout.org A new analysis of federal data shows that wind and solar alone could generate more electricity in the United States than nuclear and coal over the coming year, critical progress toward reducing the country's reliance on dirty energy. The SUN DAY Campaign, a nonprofit that promotes sustainable energy development, highlighted a recently released U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) review… |

Anonymous103 (2023-01-03). Governments Approach the Cryptocurrency Regulation. southfront.org SPONSORED: | Ilustrative Image | As cryptocurrencies become increasingly popular as a medium of exchange, a means of storing value, and even as assets unto themselves, governments are scrambling to ensure operational stability. As part of this new drive to protect consumers while ensuring that the proper tax has been paid on transactions, several countries have moved toward regulating cryptocurrencies. On the other hand, crypto users and bitcoin traders who are thinking about getting the most out of their…

Fight Back (2023-01-03). Minneapolis: Newly organized Trader Joe's workers rally for first contract. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – On Saturday, December 31, well over 200 people held a boisterous rally in downtown Minneapolis to support of Trader Joe's workers who recently formed a union. The rally was made up of Trader Joe's workers, members of other unions, customers and community members. | The workers voted in August of 2022 to form their union and won the vote by an overwhelming 55 to 5, a 92% yes vote. Since then, they have been in bargaining with Trader Joe's to win their first union contract. | At the rally, Trader Joe's workers said they are fighting for fair scheduling, decent wages and respect on the job. They a…

Emanuel Pastreich (2023-01-03). Video: Is the Chinese Communist Party a Threat? Emanuel Pastreich. globalresearch.ca

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