2022-12-21: News Headlines

Richard S. Dunn (2022-12-21). As New Cold War Ramps Up, Cuba and Russia Fortify Historic Geo-Political Alliance. covertactionmagazine.com Miguel Díaz-Canel's recent visit to Moscow recalls Fidel Castro's historic 1963 trip to Soviet capital in aftermath of Cuban Missile Crisis On November 22, Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel met with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin and offered a defense of the Russian war in Ukraine, accusing NATO of encroaching on Russia's borders with …

____ (2022-12-21). Ukrainian President Zelensky to visit U.S.: White House. ecns.cn Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will visit the United States on Wednesday, during which he will meet with U.S. President Joe Biden and then address a joint session of Congress, a senior U.S. official said Tuesday.

____ (2022-12-21). Xi meets United Russia party chairman Medvedev. ecns.cn Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and Chinese president, on Wednesday met with Chairman of the United Russia party Dmitry Medvedev, who visited China at the invitation of the CPC.

Daniel Kovalik (2022-12-21). Saab Hearing Proves He Deserves Diplomatic Immunity, Exposes Prosecution's Duplicity. orinocotribune.com By Daniel Kovalik Dec 16, 2022 | On December 12 to 13, 2022, an evidentiary hearing in the case of The United States v. Alex Saab was heard before Judge Robert Scola in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. The only issue in the hearing was the question of whether Mr. Saab is entitled to diplomatic immunity, a question which, if resolved in his favor, would lead to his release from custody. I had the opportunity to be in the courtroom to witness this hearing, and it was both fascinating and revealing. | A diplomat in chains | Alex Saab, who is accused of money laundering and of no vi…

____ (2022-12-21). Jingzhu Village in Chongqing among Best Tourism Villages of 2022. ecns.cn Jingzhu Village in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality has been named among the Best Tourism Villages of 2022 by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)."ÄÄ…

____ (2022-12-21). Tertiary oil recovery production of China's Daqing Oilfield hits record high. ecns.cn Daqing Oilfield, China's largest onshore oilfield, has produced over 10.26 million tonnes of crude oil via the tertiary oil recovery technology in the first 11 months this year, hitting a record high,…

____ (2022-12-21). (100 great changes) South China's Hainan creates paradise for rare species. ecns.cn This is a plant kingdom. With a forest coverage rate of nearly 96 percent, the place is dotted with tropical rainforests, and forests of South Asian pine, eucalyptus, Acacia mangium Willd and Caribbean pine.

____ (2022-12-21). Trade, trust key for ties, Branstad says. ecns.cn Terry Branstad, U.S. ambassador to China during one of the most treacherous periods in the bilateral relationship, said Tuesday that he hoped the two countries can expand trade and build trust despite their differences.

____ (2022-12-21). Xi says China ready to advance relations with Australia based on mutual respect, win-win principles. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping said Wednesday that China is ready to advance relations with Australia based on mutual respect, win-win principles.

____ (2022-12-21). New plateau airport set to open in Xinjiang. ecns.cn A new plateau airport will be inaugurated in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on Friday, according to the Xinjiang branch company of China Southern Airlines Co., Ltd.

____ (2022-12-21). China issues list of invasive species under key management. ecns.cn China's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs and several other departments released a list of 59 invasive alien species under key management on Tuesday.

____ (2022-12-21). years of diplomatic relationship delivers significant benefits to Australia, China: Australian PM. ecns.cn Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said on Wednesday that the Australia-China relationship has delivered significant benefits to both countries.

____ (2022-12-21). Measures taken to boost economy in China. ecns.cn Various measures have been taken to boost the economy in different parts of China, The Paper reported on Wednesday.

____ (2022-12-21). China will facilitate implementation of UN biodiversity deal: COP15 president. ecns.cn China will facilitate the implementation of the UN biodiversity deal adopted at the just-concluded COP15, said Huang Runqiu, COP15 president and China's minister of ecology and environment, on Tuesday.

____ (2022-12-21). China builds world's largest clean energy corridor. ecns.cn The Baihetan hydropower station, the world's second-largest in terms of total installed capacity, went fully operational Tuesday in the upper section of the Yangtze River in southwest China, according to China Three Gorges Corporation.

____ (2022-12-21). China unable to accept EU's premature panel requests. ecns.cn China said it was not in a position to accept two requests from the European Union for dispute panels regarding Chinese trade measures at a meeting of the Dispute Settlement Body on Dec 20.

____ (2022-12-21). China constantly optimizes COVID-19 response. ecns.cn

Dan Bacher (2022-12-21). Zero Delta Smelt found in CDFW fall survey from Sept. to Nov. as Delta Tunnel goes forward. indybay.org No Delta Smelt, once the most abundant fish on the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, were collected in the CDFW's Fall Midwater Trawl survey from September through November.

reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras (2022-12-21). Lenguaje, desnaturalización y la mirada del jaguar. indybay.org Lenguaje, desnaturalización y la mirada del jaguar | por Julie Wark…

SP Editor (2022-12-21). The Key to the Far Right's Immense Success. scheerpost.com

SP Editor (2022-12-21). Ralph Nader: Democrats' Fantasies About the 2022 Midterms Are a Delusional Danger. scheerpost.com Probable Speaker Kevin McCarthy. [ By Ralph Nader | The Democratic Party can't cease congratulating itself about the mid-term elections results defying the pundit's predictions of a red wave. (Newt Gingrich even predicted that Herschel Walker would win the Georgia senate race without a runoff.) This is a self-serving, self-destructive standard by which Democratic operatives measure their performance. They need to unfailingly look into the mirror and list their losses. | First, they lost the House of Representatives to the wor…

Victoria Torres (2022-12-21). Venezuela and Namibia's Foreign Ministers Meet in Caracas. orinocotribune.com Following the initiative of Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro that aims to strengthen relations with Mother Africa, this Monday, December 19, the first meeting marking a new era in Venezuela—Namibia bilateral relations was held. | The activity was headed by Venezuela's Minister for Foreign Affairs Carlos Faría and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Co-operation of the Republic of Namibia, Netumbo Nandi Ndaitwah.

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-12-21). 3 Takeaways From Nyhiem Way's Freedmen Scientific Examination Of Dr. Umar Johnson's Reparations Position. moguldom.com Nyhiem Way, founder of United Sons & Daughters of Freedmen and Be The Power, recently held a 3-hour live discussion in response to Dr. Umar Johnson's stance on reparations. Johnson is one of several high-profile Black people who said Black Americans would frivolously spend reparations money. "In my opinion, it's a disinformation campaign that I …

____ (2022-12-21). Chinese leadership lauded at COP15. ecns.cn The last official day of the two-week long UN biodiversity summit ended Monday with "twists and turns", and attendees thanked the Chinese presidency for its leadership.

Some Bay Anarchists (2022-12-21). CEL Offices Attacked in Solidarity with the Atlanta Weelaunee Forest. indybay.org CEL is owned by Atlas Technical Consultants and is involved in the proposed Cop City project in Atlanta's Weelaunee Forest. Their offices were attacked as part of a battle over whats left of the living world.

Silicon Valley Interreligious Council (2022-12-21). Wednesday 12/21: Ninth Annual Homeless Person's Interfaith Memorial Service in San Jose. indybay.org Plaza of SCC Gov. building | 70 W. Hedding Street | San Jose, CA 95110…

____ (2022-12-21). 6.4-magnitude earthquake in U.S. California causes two deaths, widespread damage. ecns.cn A 6.4-magnitude earthquake shook parts of Northern California early Tuesday, causing two deaths and 11 injuries and leaving tens of thousands without power.

____ (2022-12-21). Traditional osprey fishing in Henan. ecns.cn Ten fishing boats with 48 ospreys caught fish in a traditional method during the winter in Henan. It is an old tradition and faces a shortage of successors.

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2022-12-21). 2022 California State Capitol Kwanzaa in the wake of the 2022 US-Africa Summit. indybay.org Dr. Karenga utilized struggle creating Kwanzaa. He and the US Organization continues to rectify the cultural and economic exploitation perpetrated against us during the months of October, November, and December (the Christmas season) as we prepare for a New Year.

____ (2022-12-21). Expert: Multiple currencies playing key roles for monetary alternatives. ecns.cn Currency invoicing data is fragmentary, but it appears that by 2015, a quarter of Chinese trade was invoiced in RMB, making it the world's second most frequently used invoicing currency.

____ (2022-12-21). Famed Chinese artist Wu Guanying dies at 67. ecns.cn Well-known Chinese artist and Tsinghua University professor Wu Guanying died of illness on Tuesday morning at the age of 67.

____ (2022-12-21). U.S. House panel votes to release report on Trump's tax returns. ecns.cn The U.S. House Ways and Means Committee voted Tuesday to release a report on former President Donald Trump's tax returns.

____ (2022-12-21). Major highway tunnel completed in Tibet. ecns.cn A tunnel connecting Tsokha and Jinling townships in Penba county, Tibet autonomous region, was completed on Saturday after four years of construction.

Franz Hinkelammert, Sebastian Pittl (2022-12-21). Critique of Religion and Market Religion and Post-colonialism. indybay.org Critique of religion as critique of fetishism is a critique of earthly gods, which are false gods. "Man is the highest being for man." Marx develops it further in other words and formulates his idea of the liberation of man in the Communist Manifesto. There he says: "In place of the old bourgeois society with its classes and class antagonisms comes…the free development of all. "

____ (2022-12-21). Panoramic tourist train begins trials in Yunnan. ecns.cn The world's first panoramic tourist train customized by CRRC Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive in Zhuzhou, Hunan province, recently started no-load trial operations in Lijiang, a tourist city in Yunnan province.

Dan Bacher (2022-12-21). After spending $20 M, oil industry gathers enough signatures for initiative against setbacks law. indybay.org If the Secretary of State formally qualifies the oil industry's petition, the issue of neighborhood drilling in California will go before voters on the 2024 ballot.

Kathryn Shihadah (2022-12-21). Unholy Days and Nights in Bethlehem. indybay.org On December 3rd, amid joyous celebration, the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony took place in Manger Square in Bethlehem, Palestine. In just a few more days, Bethlehem will commemorate the day of Jesus' birth right in the very town where it happened. It is a holy, magical time of year for residents and visitors. We may picture a sleepy, picturesque town surrounded by hills, dotted with sheep, but the reality in the city of Bethlehem and its environs (the Bethlehem Governate) is much different.

____ (2022-12-21). Chinese envoy calls on Armenia, Azerbaijan to properly settle Lachin road issue. ecns.cn A Chinese envoy to the United Nations on Tuesday called on Armenia and Azerbaijan to properly settle their disputes over the latest developments on the Lachin road linking Armenia with the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region.

WNBR-SF (2022-12-21). Sunday 1/1: New Years Day 2023 World Naked Bike Ride and Polar Plunge. indybay.org Meet on the Great Highway at the Taraval Street crossing…

Labor Video Project (2022-12-21). Starbucks Workers Strike 100 Stores SF Castro Starbucks Barrista Kyle Trainer Speaks. indybay.org On Friday December 16, 2022 over 100 stores went on strike for a union contract and against union busting.

Animal Liberation Press Office (2022-12-21). 4000 More Captive Mink Find Freedom in Michigan, Farm Sabotaged. indybay.org In an anonymous communique received by the North American Animal Liberation Press Office, activists have claimed responsibility for the liberation of 4000 captive mink from Scholten Farm in Wayland, Michigan (260 139th Avenue). This is the fourth liberation from an American fur farm in the last 2 months. Extensive damage to ten farm vehicles, the water supply and killing devices were also claimed.

____ (2022-12-21). Beijing third most innovative hub globally, Nature Research shows. ecns.cn Beijing surpassed London for the first time to rank third globally in innovation, according to the Global Innovation Hubs Index 2022 released on Dec 19.

reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras (2022-12-21). México: La incesante militarización en pueblos indígenas. indybay.org México: La incesante militarización en pueblos indígenas | Basta Ya de represión!

Staff (2022-12-21). Plantas proteicas y productos bionaturales: Contribuir al mejoramiento de la salud y la alimentación. cubadebate.cu El miembro del Buró Político y primer ministro, Manuel Marrero Cruz, encabezó el acto por el quinto aniversario de la creación del Centro de Investigaciones de Plantas Proteicas y Productos Bionaturales, institución que impulsa los proyectos iniciados por el líder histórico de la Revolución cubana, Fidel Castro Ruz, y a los cuales dedicó sus últimos años.

KQED Live (2022-12-21). Sunday 1/22: A Royal Walk with the King Tides in South Bay. indybay.org Cooley Landing | 2100 Bay Rd | East Palo Alto, CA 94303…

____ (2022-12-21). Bridge adds to life-giving canal for Guizhou. ecns.cn The 1,427-meter Dafaqu Grand Bridge is a large-span concrete-filled steel tube arch bridge. As a key project of the expressway, the bridge closes the distance between Zunyi and Renhuai.

Brenda Norrell (2022-12-21). Quechan battle lithium mining at Salton Sea, songs carry sacred origins. indybay.org Quechan Elder Preston Arrow-weed led the battle against gold ming here on Quechan sacred land, and now battles a new monster, lithium mining, driven by corporate greenwashing for electric vehicles.

Staff (2022-12-21). Recibió Marrero Cruz al Primer Ministro de Las Bahamas. cubadebate.cu En el encuentro, acontecido en el Palacio de la Revolución, ambas partes intercambiaron sobre el excelente estado de las relaciones y ratificaron la voluntad de continuar ampliando los vínculos en diversas áreas de interés común.

Staff (2022-12-21). Bahamas siempre puede contar con Cuba (+ Fotos). cubadebate.cu Encabezó primer secretario del Comité Central del Partido y presidente de la República, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, recibimiento oficial y conversaciones con el Honorable Philip Davis, primer ministro de la Mancomunidad de Bahamas.

____ (2022-12-21). Ancient architecture attracts tourists to take photos with big airplanes. ecns.cn Close to Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport, the palace has become a hot tourism spot for people to take photos with big airplanes.

____ (2022-12-20). 400 U.S. troops sent to border as Supreme Court halts lifting asylum-limiting policy. ecns.cn The U.S. state Texas on Monday deployed more than 400 National Guard troops and other personnel to El Paso, as the U.S. Supreme Court temporarily halted the termination of an asylum-limiting policy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Staff (2022-12-20). Police Repression in Peru Leaves 25 Dead, Official Figures. orinocotribune.com The number of deaths during nationwide demonstrations in Peru increased to 25 as of Monday, December 19. The demonstrators are demanding new general elections and a new Constitution, the Ministry of Health reported. | According to the Ministry of Health's most recent announcement, nine of the 25 deaths occurred in the department of Ayacucho, six in Apurímac, three in Cusco, three in Junín, three in La Libertad, and one in Arequipa. | ACTUALIZACIàìN 18/12 12: 00hrs

WSWS (2022-12-20). January 6 committee issues criminal referral charging Trump with four felony crimes. wsws.org The committee's final report focuses exclusively on Trump's role in the attempted coup, and is silent on the actions of the Pentagon, the intelligence agencies, and the Republican Party.

Editor (2022-12-20). Moscow Says US Policies Have Put the US and Russia on the Brink of 'Direct Clash'. scheerpost.com The head of NATO recently warned that the war in Ukraine could turn into a direct war between NATO and Russia.

Daniel Kovalik (2022-12-20). Voices From the Front Lines: Exclusive Interview With Russian Soldiers. orinocotribune.com In November 2022, international human rights layers Dan KOVALIK and Arnaud DEVELAY visited a military hospital in one of Moscow's suburbs. They met with a couple Russian soldiers (both volunteers) who were recovering from injuries suffered on the front. | Q: I am an American but I consider myself a friend of Russia and I am here to help educate Americans as to what is really happening. What does this Special Military Operation mean to you? | A: Well, I am from Crimea and when the war started I felt that I had to go and help protect my land. | Q: The Russian government stated at the onset of the military operati…

Peoples Dispatch (2022-12-20). Over 900 Faith Leaders in the US Demand Christmas Truce in Ukraine. globalresearch.ca

Editor (2022-12-20). Congress Just Passed $858 Billion Military Budget, But GOP Is Blocking $12 Billion to Fight Child Poverty. scheerpost.com

WSWS (2022-12-20). 9 million received misleading emails about their student debt forgiveness applications as Biden's cancellation program heads to Supreme Court. wsws.org Loan borrowers received an email with an incorrect subject line telling them their application for student debt relief had been approved, while the email only noted their application had been received. The error is the latest in a long line of blunders and setbacks for Biden's floundering debt relief program.

Kyle Anzalone (2022-12-20). US Believes Ukraine Can Retake Crimea, But May Provoke Nuclear Escalation. globalresearch.ca

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2022-12-20). NATO-Exit under Art. 13: Dismantle NATO, Close Down 800 US Military Bases, Prosecute the War Criminals. globalresearch.ca Washington's unspoken hegemonic objective is Worldwide militarization and economic conquest. This imperial design is carried out through acts of war, military intervention, coups d'Etat, regime change, US sponsored insurgencies, cyber-warfare, economic sabotage and destabilization. "All options are on the table".

Editor (2022-12-20). The Economic Realities We Face at the End of 2022. scheerpost.com By Richard Wolff / CounterPunch Economies around the world were shocked and damaged over the course of 2022. Global capitalism had been brewing conflicts among the major powers (the United States, China, and the EU) for some time as their relative strengths and vulnerabilities shifted. U.S. capitalism and its empire are widely perceived as waning. …

Brian Berletic (2022-12-20). The Roundtable #38: Why Bakhmut Matters. thealtworld.com The Roundtable #38: Why Bakhmut Matters | Gonzalo Lira with Brian Berletic, HistoryLegends & Military Summary…

Anonymous103 (2022-12-20). Military Situation In Ukraine On December 20, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org Russia struck the AFU positions near Konstantinovka with high-precision missiles; | Russia struck the AFU positions near Nevskoye with high-precision missiles; | Clashes between the Russian Army and the AFU continue near Bakhmut; | Clashes between the Russian Army and the AFU continue near Gorlivka; | Clashes between the Russian Army and the AFU continue near Dibrova; | Clashes between the Russian Army and the AFU continue near Kislovka; | Russian air defense systems sh…

Anonymous103 (2022-12-20). Zelensky Came To Bakhmut But Did Not Meet With Prigoshin. southfront.org On December 20th, Ukrainian president Zelensky came to the war-torn town of Bakhmut with an undeclared visit. | Zelensky quickly visited a shelter of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the western outskirts of the town which remains one of the bloodiest battlefields in Eastern Ukraine."He visited the advanced positions, awarded the fighters with insignia and valuable gifts. The president has already left Bakhmut," Presidential spokesman Sergei Nikiforov told the Ukrainian media. | Unlike other Ze…

_____ (2022-12-20). Journalist Targeted By Ukraine Speaks Out: Wyatt Reed With Lee Camp. popularresistance.org Journalist Wyatt Reed is based out of Washington, DC. That hasn't prevented him from delivering some of the hardest hitting frontline reporting on an impressive list of critical events within the past few years. From Charlottesville to the Venezuelan Embassy, the BLM Uprising, the color revolution of Bolivia, and hot off the heels of a trip to the Donbas region as an international election observer. The quality of his coverage is rivaled only by his ability to ratio so-called "journalists" on Twitter like Keith Olberman in defense of Nicaragua's democratic election process, which he observed during November 2021.

teleSUR, MER (2022-12-20). Movilizaciones continúan para exigir cierre del Congreso y adelanto de elecciones en Perú. telesurtv.net En esta jornada fue confirmado un nuevo fallecido para sumar un total de 26 como consecuencia de la represión contra las manifestaciones.

Ben Norton (2022-12-20). Peru Coup: CIA Agent Turned US Ambassador Met with Defense Minister Day Before President Overthrown. globalresearch.ca

teleSUR, hvh, JCM (2022-12-20). Más del 85 por ciento de los peruanos pide comicios anticipados. telesurtv.net El 62 por ciento estima que antes de las elecciones deben llevarse a cabo determinadas reformas políticas y electorales.

teleSUR- hvh, JCM (2022-12-20). Gobierno de México confirma asilo a familia de Pedro Castillo. telesurtv.net Ebrard señaló que el asilo "se les concedió porque están en territorio mexicano, es decir, están en nuestra Embajada".

teleSUR, SH (2022-12-20). Movimientos sociales convocan a paros en varias regiones de Perú. telesurtv.net La represión de las fuerzas de seguridad a las manifestaciones en Perú ha dejado hasta el momento un total de 26 fallecidos.

teleSUR- hvh, JCM (2022-12-20). Congreso aprueba reconsiderar comicios anticipados en Perú. telesurtv.net El pleno del Congreso continúa con el debate del dictamen de adelanto de elecciones y recorte del mandato presidencial y parlamentario.

teleSUR, JCM (2022-12-20). Frente del Pueblo de Ayacucho convoca a nuevo paro regional en Perú. telesurtv.net El 15 de diciembre anterior las organizaciones sociales y estudiantiles salieron a las calles para exigir el cierre del Congreso y nuevas elecciones para el 2023.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-12-20). Cuba and Russia Fortify Historic Geo-Political Alliance. libya360.wordpress.com Richard S. Dunn Miguel Díaz-Canel's recent visit to Moscow recalls Fidel Castro's historic 1963 trip to Soviet capital in aftermath of Cuban Missile Crisis On November 22, Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel met with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin and offered a defense of the Russian war in Ukraine, accusing NATO of encroaching on…

Ted Snider (2022-12-20). America's Roving Goals for Ukraine. globalresearch.ca

Anonymous103 (2022-12-20). Military Situation In Eastern Ukraine On December 20, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org

Anonymous103 (2022-12-20). Ukrainian Garrison In Maryinka Is On Verge Of Collapse. southfront.org The Russian military has recently declared some success in the town of Maryinka located on the western outskirts of the Donetsk city agglomeration. | On December 20, the acting head of the Donetsk People's Republic claimed that the Armed Forces of Ukraine are being pushed to the western outskirts of the town by the Russian Army. The western part of Maryinka was almost destroyed during the prolonged battles in the town, thus the defense of Ukrainian military posit…

Members of Veterans For Peace (2022-12-20). U.S. Veterans Call for a Holiday Truce in Ukraine, Ceasefire and Negotiations to End the War. globalresearch.ca

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2022-12-20). Former German Chancellor Merkel Admits that Minsk Peace Agreements Were Part of Scheme for Ukraine to Buy Time to Prepare for War with Russia. dissidentvoice.org War was inevitable outcome of 2014 U.S.-backed coup in Ukraine Former German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in an interview with Die Zeit, published on December 7, that "the 2014 Minsk agreement was an attempt to give time to Ukraine. It…used this time to become stronger as can be seen today. The Ukraine of 2014-2015 is not the …

en.mehrnews (2022-12-20). VIDEO: Natural gas pipeline ablaze in western Russia. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (MNA) — The huge explosion hit the major Russian pipeline some 560 miles from the Ukrainian border in Chuvashia.

Jonathan Guyer (2022-12-20). This DC Party Invite Shows All the Money to be Made Off the Ukraine War. globalresearch.ca

Jonathan Guyer (2022-12-20). This DC Party Invite Shows All the Money to be Made by the Ukraine War. globalresearch.ca

en.mehrnews (2022-12-20). Alleged use of Iran UAVs in Ukraine unrelated to JCPOA talks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (MNA) — Russian UN Ambassador Vasily Nebenzya rejects the use of Iranian drones in Ukraine operation and says that this alleged issue has nothing to do with talks on reviving JCPOA.

Anonymous103 (2022-12-20). Military Situation In Syria On December 20, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org On December 20, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 6 times: 1 in Aleppo province, 5 in Idlib province; | On December 20, as a result of a drone attack on a house in al-Bab city, a number of people were killed and injured; | On December 19, as a result of Turkish drone attack on SDF positions near Ain al-Arab three servicemen reportedly were killed; | On December 19, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish…

____ (2022-12-20). Ania Reporting From Moscow. smoothiex12.blogspot.com Lovely Ania is in Russia, if someone didn't know that. Watch all her reports from there. I will dedicate more to courageous women of real journalism (Eva Bartlett is the prime example) more soon. But here is Ania today. Enjoy winter Moscow, while we here in the Pacific Northwest "enjoy" our Winter storm.

Anonymous103 (2022-12-20). Russians Captured Officers From 80th AFU Brigade Famous For Execution Of Russian POWs. southfront.org

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-12-20). US — African Leaders Summit Aimed to Bribe Leaders to Align with the US Against Russia and China. libya360.wordpress.com Sourav Chakraborty It would not be new to point out that the US with its more than 200 years of history is soaked with blood and tears and it remained an epicenter of forced labor and slavery. It is a country that led coups and numerous air strikes on nations to stop them from advancing….

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2022-12-20). Modi Ignores West's Sanctions on Russia. globalresearch.ca

en.mehrnews (2022-12-20). Belarus deploys S-400, Iskander missile systems: Lukashenko. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (MNA) — Belarus has already deployed Russian S-400 and Iskander missile systems, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said Monday.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-20). No alternative to JCPOA, it should be fully implemented ASAP. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (MNA) — Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations said that there is no alternative to the JCPOA and should be fully implemented again as soon as possible.

infobrics (2022-12-20). Commerce Ministry Shares List of Goods Russia Wants to Import from India. infobrics.org The apparel industry has shown interest in shipping the goods but the auto industry looks apprehensive. Some exporters have reverted to the Indian embassy in Moscow about the list…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-12-20). Why the Values of "Western Democracy" Are Not Supplanting Pro-Russian Sentiment in Mongolia. libya360.wordpress.com Boris Kushhov Most Western countries consider Mongolia as a state that shares liberal-democratic political and ideological values. Mongolia ranks very high each year in various indices and rankings assessing the "democracy" and "freedom" of political regimes around the world. For example, the international Freedom House rating considers Mongolia a "free country" and ranks it 57th out of…

Abayomi Azikiwe (2022-12-20). White House Summit With African Leaders Result in More Promises. orinocotribune.com By Abayomi Azikiwe Dec 16, 2022 | A $55 billion package from the United States cannot regain ground lost to China and Russia on the continent | Geostrategic Analysis | During the December 13-15 White House-Africa summit, the Biden administration sought to persuade leaders and officials from 49 states that the United States wants an equal partnership with the continent. | This was the first of such meetings since 2014 when the administration of former President Barack Obama was in office. | The tenure of Obama's successor, former President Donald Trump, was marked by open hostility towards Africa where he ne…

Anonymous103 (2022-12-20). Russia-Belarus Ties Strengthening Amid NATO Provocations. southfront.org Click to see full-size imageRecent visit of Russian president to Minsk shows that both countries are resolute in continuing their close cooperation. | Written by Increasingly, Russia and Belarus seem willing to strengthen bilateral cooperation ties. On December 18, Russian president Vladimir Putin arrived in Minsk for an official visit, accompanied by a…

Andrew Korybko (2022-12-20). These Are The Five Tasks That Putin Told Russia's Security Services To Prioritize. thealtworld.com Each of these is important in their own way, but when considered collectively, they provide a clearer picture of Russia's contemporary security challenges. | President Putin 1. Fighting terrorism in the newly reunified regions of Novorossiya; | 2. Rooting out traitors, spies, and diversionists; | 3. Stepping up work on border security; | 4. Countering divide-and-rule ethno-extremist narrati…

Anonymous103 (2022-12-20). Might Russia Initiate The Use Of Nuclear Weapons? southfront.org

en.mehrnews (2022-12-20). Iran energy minister departs for Russia to pursue agreements. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (MNA) — Iranian Minister of Energy Ali Akbar Mehrabian on Tuesday evening departed for Russia to pursue the implementation of agreements reached between Tehran and Moscow.

Anonymous103 (2022-12-20). German Elites: EU Crimes to Promote War On Russia, Wreck EU. southfront.org Written by German elites have moved aggressively to destroy anti-war opposition across Europe, and to seize tighter, more corrupt control of EU government. | Two recent major news events, December 7 and 9 the alleged German 'coup attempt' and then 'arrests for EU Parliament bribery' are not what they seem. | As in the 1940s, German elites are ruining their own people … war against Russia again too … tho the c…

infobrics (2022-12-20). Leveraging South Africa's Chairship of BRICS to Fuel Growth. infobrics.org South Africa's membership of BRICS presents economic opportunities for our development, as well as the rest of the African continent…

teleSUR, MER (2022-12-20). Denuncian asesinato de otro firmante de paz en Colombia. telesurtv.net Indepaz precisó que Torres Varela se encontraba desaparecidos desde el pasado 14 de diciembre.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-20). Turkey responds to Greece interference over NATO drill. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (MNA) — Turkey said on Tuesday that it gave the "necessary response" after Greek aircraft tried to interfere in a NATO training mission conducted in international airspace over the Aegean Sea.

_____ (2022-12-20). New California Project Uses Panels To Restore Native Habitat. popularresistance.org An innovative project at a decommissioned nuclear power plant in California has found a way to tackle both the climate and biodiversity crises. | Non-profit the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) announced Thursday that they would restore native prairie and habitat for pollinators beneath and around 160 megawatts (MW) of panels. | "The Rancho Seco project is a unique collaboration at the intersection of communities, biodiversity, and climate-friendly energy," EPRI senior technical executive and conservation biologist Jessica Fox said in a pres…

Staff (2022-12-20). La imagen del día: El Tri argentino. cubadebate.cu Argentina llegó al Tricampeonato. Pudo haberlo obtenido Francia, pero se lo llevaron los de Messi. Y este llegó definitivamente a lo más alto del olimpo del fútbol. Tres estrellas brillarán desde hoy en los pulóveres de la selección albiceleste.

WSWS (2022-12-20). Sweden to increase military budget 64 percent by 2028. wsws.org Sweden is seen by foreign policy experts as a significant contributor to NATO and the international arms industry.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-20). Anti-TikTok measure added to US spending bill. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (MNA) — US senators included a proposal to ban federal government employees from using the Chinese-owned TikTok app on state-owned devices in a major spending bill on Tuesday.

WSWS (2022-12-20). Canada preparing to lead new military intervention in imperialist-ravaged Haiti. wsws.org Under conditions where Haiti's 11 million inhabitants face a desperate health and social crisis and where there is mass opposition towards the US-installed government of President Ariel Henry, Washington and its imperialist allies are preparing to stabilize capitalist rule on the island nation through military force.

Julie Varughese (2022-12-20). Why One Organization Dubbed the U.S.-Africa Summit the 'Meeting of Uncle Tom and Uncle Sam'. towardfreedom.org African-led anti-imperialist organization Black Alliance for Peace (BAP) has referred to the Biden administration's U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit as a "Meeting of Uncle Tom and Uncle Sam." Meanwhile, a Bill Gates-backed startup bought a $150 million stake in a Zambian copper deposit. TF editor Julie Varughese reports.

A Guest Author (2022-12-20). German Peace Council statement: 'On the way to a new world order ‚àí for cooperation instead of confrontation!'. workers.org German Peace Council (Friedensratschlag) The text below is the final statement of the German Federal Peace Council from the 29th Nationwide Peace Council on Dec. 10-11, 2022, in Kassel, Germany. It is important to U.S. antiwar activists, as the debate within the movement in Germany mirrors what is taking place . . . |

WSWS (2022-12-20). Who is responsible for China's COVID catastrophe? wsws.org A tragedy of monumental proportions is unfolding across China as a result of the Chinese Communist Party lifting its Zero-COVID policy and embracing the "forever COVID" policy demanded by the US and European imperialist powers.

Workers World Bureau (2022-12-20). Workers World's message for 2023: Fight for a socialist future! workers.org Workers World is a workers' newspaper, written by, for and about workers. Now at the end of the year, we hail the many struggles for union recognition and rights, higher wages and safer working conditions that took place in 2022, many of which have been covered in our pages. Workers . . . |

en.mehrnews (2022-12-20). Iran urges JCPOA parties to avoid political approach. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (MNA) — Iranian top diplomat urged the JCPOA parties to avoid a political approach and adopt a constructive and realistic approach to make necessary decisions for an agreement.

KATIE (2022-12-20). Apartheid Free Zones spread across Latin America. bdsmovement.net

Ben Bartee (2022-12-20). Balance of Power Theory: Common Threads Between Gun Control, 'Misinformation,' and Denuclearization. globalresearch.ca

en.mehrnews (2022-12-20). US B-2 nuclear bomber fleet completely grounded. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (MNA) — All 20 of the Air Force's B-2 Spirit bombers are grounded as the service hunts for potential safety defects, a spokesperson confirmed Monday.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-20). Decision to return to nuclear talks in Americans hands. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (MNA) — Seyed Mohammad Marandi, the advisor to the Iranian negotiating delegation in the nuclear talks, said on Monday that Iran is waiting to find out if the Americans will return to the nuclear agreement.

Phil Bevin (2022-12-20). Why did Labour's left leaders buy into Israel's lies? electronicintifada.net Corbyn's advisor James Schneider promoted the "New anti-Semitism" line.

_____ (2022-12-20). Housing Rights Groups Renew Calls For Expropriation Of Private Properties. popularresistance.org Berlin, Germany – A coalition of housing rights activists and groups has condemned the Berlin State's slow approach in implementing the mandate of the 2021 referendum on the appropriation of properties of large private corporations in the housing and real estate sector. Last week, the Deutsche Wohnen & Co Enteignen (Expropriate Deutsche Wohnen & Co Initiative, DWE), formed by housing rights activists and groups in Berlin, gave an ultimatum to the Social Democratic Party (SPD)-Greens-Die Linke (The Left) coalition to present a roadmap for the socialization of private real estate properties in the city wi…

_____ (2022-12-20). The Complex And Evolving US-China Relationship. popularresistance.org The US China relationship has become the dominant influence on the overall dynamics of international relations. | China's rise counters US hegemonism; it challenges the system of imperialist rule-making; at the same time China's socialist orientation shows there is an alternative to capitalism. | These three intertwined contradictions are fundamentally antagonistic but as Mao suggested antagonistic contradictions can also be handled in a non antagonistic way — of course depending on the circumstances. Today it is amidst the increasingly complex context of polycrises — of climate change, the pandemic,…

_____ (2022-12-20). 2022 In Review: Harsh Conditions, Good Surprises. popularresistance.org Was it the pandemic? Was it new disasters from climate change? Was it the fact that employers are still begging for more workers? | Whatever it was, workers were ready to throw down this year. In the face of inflation and short-staffing we demanded more money in our paychecks, and more time for our lives outside of work. We organized; we even exercised our strike muscles. And crucially, union members stood up to demand more from their unions and their leadership. | Workers overturned a lot of conventional wisdom in 2022. | Small shops are supposed to be nearly impossible to organize, yet it was just a year ago th…

_____ (2022-12-20). As Afghans Suffer, US Stalls On Plan To Return Central Bank Funds. popularresistance.org The Taliban seized power in Afghanistan in August 2021 and, in response, Europe, the United Arab Emirates and the United States froze the Afghan central bank's roughly $9 billion in foreign assets‚Äâ—‚Äâ$7 billion of which was under control of the United States. | Without access to these funds‚Äâ—‚Äâalongside a lattice of sanctions, a decline in humanitarian aid and harsh political turmoil under Taliban rule‚Äâ—‚ÄâAfghanistan has been led into an economic collapse with a dramatic uptick in pover…

_____ (2022-12-20). SWAT Teams Attack Atlanta Forest Encampments. popularresistance.org On Tuesday and Wednesday this week, SWAT teams and other armed police officers from eight different federal, state, county, and city police agencies conducted a raid on those camping out in the Atlanta forest in hopes of preventing the construction of a 85-acre police training facility that opponents have dubbed "Cop City." | During the raid, police shot tear gas and plastic bullets and forced people out of the forest at gunpoint. Police in Bobcats and other heavy equipment destroyed treehouses, a communal kitchen, and other infrastructure built by those dedicated to the defense of the forest. | By the end of the…

_____ (2022-12-20). Biden 'Brings' Selected African Leaders To US To Expand Neocolonialism. popularresistance.org President Biden "brought" leaders of selected African nations to the United States for a summit to "demonstrate the United States' enduring commitment to Africa," the White House claims. But just days before the meeting, the Biden administration imposed more economic sanctions on members of some excluded nations, a likely attempt to send a warning of what happens to those who do not comply with the US' imperialist demands. The Black Alliance for Peace (BAP) organized a week of actions to coincide with Biden's summit. Clearing the FOG speaks with Rose Brewer of BAP's Africa Team about the long history of US interv…

_____ (2022-12-20). Media Prescribe More 'Pain' For Workers As Inflation's Only Cure. popularresistance.org Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell is profit's prophet and the corporate media are his cultish devotees, joining hands to sacrifice working people. In this cult, profit is sacrosanct. | When inflation hits, this is because of the conditions upon which profits are made. It's not the fault of profit-making itself. The problem is a "labor shortage," or "too much demand," which forces the invisible hand to raise prices—and not a shortage of dignified work, or a surplus of people living paycheck to paycheck. Maximal profits are a given, and scarcity for ordinary people is a requirement. | This catechism means t…

Caitlin Johnstone (2022-12-20). You're Not Actually Helping When You "Support" Protesters In Empire-Targeted Nations. thealtworld.com Listen to a reading of this article: | Truthout has a recent article titled " The article features comments from New York University's Rebecca E Karl and is replete with leftist-sounding phraseology like "heteronormative patriarchy"

Danny Haiphong (2022-12-20). Ghost stories of capitalism: Racism is REAL, and it's a class struggle. mronline.org In today's political climate, the word racism has become taboo.

Rania Khalek (2022-12-20). Bug or a Feature? The FTX Collapse & the Scam of Capitalist Cryptocurrency. thealtworld.com Crypto billionaire Sam Bankman-Fried has been indicted on fraud and conspiracy charges following the collapse of FTX, the cryptocurrency exchange he founded. FTX was one of the largest such exchanges in the world and its collapse cost over $1 billion, destroying many working people's savings. | Chris Caruso, an economic researcher who works at the Kairos Center, discusses the FTX Ponzi scheme and what its collapse tells us about the reality of capitalist crypto markets.

____ (2022-12-20). China to further advance global biosecurity governance: FM spokesperson. ecns.cn

____ (2022-12-20). 5th Arabic Arts Festival kicks off. ecns.cn The fifth Arabic Arts Festival opened on Monday in the city of Jingdezhen in east China's Jiangxi Province.

Wei Yu (2022-12-20). What the Pentagon Doesn't Want You to Know About China. commondreams.org We must be vigilant about the warmongering lies about China.

____ (2022-12-20). (100 great changes) Chinese industry equipped with intelligent 'nerve center'. ecns.cn The progress of China's industry has laid a solid foundation for the Chinese path to modernization, and the new industrialization has injected vigorous power into the rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.

____ (2022-12-20). Construction of Chengdu-Chongqing economic circle in full swing. ecns.cn The Chengdu-Chongqing economic circle in southwest China is glittering under the spotlight of "coordinated regional development" highlighted in the report to the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China.

____ (2022-12-20). (100 great changes) Chinese logistics highlights China Speed. ecns.cn Over the past decade, Chinese logistics have witnessed rapid growth.

____ (2022-12-20). China's Miao teen appears on World Cup stage. ecns.cn The first trip young Jin Cancan embarked on took him not only away from his hometown province but also abroad — to Qatar, the stage of the World Cup.

____ (2022-12-20). (100 great changes) Technology helps Chinese farmers realize bumper harvest. ecns.cn Shouguang in Shandong Province, known as the "Hometown of Vegetables" in China. More than ,000 smart greenhouses are equipped with intelligent equipment, such as temperature control, ventilation blowers and plant protection equipment. The greenhouses can produce more than 10,000 metric tons of vegetables a day, which ensures the supply of vegetables for the country.

____ (2022-12-20). Sino-African cooperation eyes more benefits. ecns.cn From 2000 to 2020, China helped continent build some 13,000 km railways, 100,000 km highways, 1,000 bridges, 100 ports and more.

____ (2022-12-20). China's massive open online courses attract about 1 bln students in past 10 years. ecns.cn China's massive open online courses (MOOC) have attracted 979 million learners as of November 2022, said the Ministry of Education (MOE).

____ (2022-12-20). Int'l agricultural training kicks off in east China. ecns.cn An international agricultural training course on green technology and new agricultural varieties kicked off Monday in Hefei, capital of east China's Anhui Province.

WSWS (2022-12-20). Australia steps up anti-China campaign in the Pacific. wsws.org Labor signed a security pact with Vanuatu directed against China, and met with Micronesian leaders who made provocative comments about the Beijing regime.

____ (2022-12-20). Aerial view of Yellow River branches. ecns.cn Aerial photo shows a view of multiple branches of the Yellow River bed which is revealed after the water level is lowered in winter at the Yongji section, in Yuncheng, north China's Shanxi Province, Dec. 19, 2022.

____ (2022-12-20). China moves to speed up medical supplies. ecns.cn Pharmaceutical companies in China worked at full capacity to increase medicine supply, as more people getting infected with the fast spreading Omicron virus.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-20). FM voices Iran's readiness to develop ties with entire region. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (MNA) — A regional conference with the participation of delegations from the regional countries as well as France and the European Union was held in the Jordanian capital of Amman on Tuesday.

____ (2022-12-20). EU approves deal on tax rate. ecns.cn Long-running efforts to introduce a worldwide minimum tax rate for multinationals of 15 percent have come a significant step closer to success after the European Union.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-20). Iran's trade with Persian Gulf states tops $20 bn in 8 months. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (MNA) — Iran's exports to Persian Gulf states reached 25.01 million tons worth $8.87 billion while imports stood at 8.19 million tons worth $11.35 billion.

Dean Baker (2022-12-20). Real Consumption Rises as Inflation Decimates People in Joe Biden's America. cepr.net I have been seeing various posts on Twitter from Republican politicians saying how Joe Biden's inflation is devastating families as we approach the holidays. Of course, it would be amazing if we didn't have some discomfort given a worldwide pandemic and a major war in Europe, but we can't expect that Republican politicians would know …

WSWS (2022-12-20). Escalating assault on workers' living standards in New Zealand. wsws.org The Reserve Bank last month admitted that it is seeking to trigger a recession and hundreds of thousands of job losses, while the Labour Party government is presiding over soaring living costs.

Brett Wilkins (2022-12-20). Warren, Jacobs Accuse Pentagon of Vastly Undercounting Civilians Killed by US Military. commondreams.org "This vast difference between independent reporting and the DOD investigation raises concerns and undermines DOD credibility on civilian casualty reporting," the lawmakers wrote.

Brett Wilkins (2022-12-20). Experts Welcome New Biden Policy to Facilitate Humanitarian Aid in Sanctioned Nations. commondreams.org "As the U.S. deepens its reliance on sanctions, it is all the more important to ensure that exemptions are effective and universal," said one advocate. "The administration took an important step toward that end today."

Editor (2022-12-20). 2022 — The year of the workers. workers.org This is the year of striking, fighting workers in the U.S. — coal miners, warehouse workers, nurses, baristas, prisoners, teachers and more. You've seen the numbers. On Jan. 1, there was one unionized Starbucks store — on Elmwood Ave. in Buffalo, New York. By Dec. 9 — the one-year anniversary . . . |

Anonymous103 (2022-12-20). Military Situation In Yemen On December 20, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org

Owen Schalk (2022-12-20). Ecological imperialism and the Canadian mining industry. mronline.org In 2013, Edward Snowden's leak of documents pertaining to the inner workings of National Security Agency (NSA) sparked international revelations about the reach and unaccountability of Washington's international surveillance apparatus. One series of documents that remain understudied, however, concern similar activities orchestrated by the Canadian government.

Ralph Nader (2022-12-20). Democrats' Fantasies About Midterms Could Cost Party Big in 2024. commondreams.org It isn't as if citizen advocates and civic organizations have neglected to advise, warn and urge the Democratic Party to win by standing for the people with authentic policies, messages, strategies, tactics, rebuttals and pithy slogans.

____ (2022-12-20). Paradigm shift key to carbon neutrality goals. ecns.cn The transition toward carbon neutrality is a paradigm shift and policymakers have to bring this concept into the policy-forming process while they are thinking about how to balance development and climate objectives, experts said.

____ (2022-12-20). Cross-Straits parties come together to create better rural areas in Fujian. ecns.cn Fujian province will support 100 rural construction projects carried out by people from Taiwan every year in the province to promote rural vitalization and integrated development across the Taiwan Straits.

Monet Bailey (2022-12-20). Using Artificial Intelligence technology‚ÄØin the IVF embryo selection process. healtheuropa.com Researchers have developed an Artificial Intelligence technology that can determine in vitro fertilised embryo has a normal number of chromosomes. Having an abnormal number of chromosomes, a condition called aneuploidy, is a major reason why embryos derived from in vitro fertilisation (IVF) fail to implant or result in a healthy pregnancy. One of the current …

teleSUR, lvm, YSM (2022-12-20). Presidente de Cuba sostiene encuentro con canciller keniano. telesurtv.net El dignatario cubano resaltó los fuertes lazos de relaciones políticas y de cooperación e intercambio económico-comercial que les unen.

Anonymous765 (2022-12-20). Locations Of US Carrier Strike Groups — December 20, 2022. southfront.org This is the newest update of the 'U.S. Carrier Strike Groups Locations Map' exclusive series showing the approximate locations of U.S. Carrier Strike Groups. SouthFront: Analysis & Intelligence tracks locations of U.S. aircraft carriers using the available open-source information. No classified information was used in production of the map. | Carrier strike group (CSG) is an operational formation of the United States Navy. It is centered on an aircraft carrier and a carrier air w…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-20). ISIL attack on Iraq's Diyala leaves at least 8 dead. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (MNA) — An ISIL terrorist attack on a village in the Diyala Province of Iraq left at least eight killed and four injured, a medical source said.

WSWS (2022-12-20). UAW presidential candidate Will Lehman submits official protest challenging voter suppression in elections. wsws.org The 122-page protest provides a detailed and comprehensive demonstration that, given the widespread suppression of the vote by the UAW bureaucracy, the election cannot be considered legitimate, and the results should not be certified.

Rian Overy (2022-12-20). Online therapy can help treat symptoms of depression. healtheuropa.com According to a new study, online therapy and smart devices can help identify and treat symptoms of depression and anxiety. Amid a shortage of therapists, more people are seeking digital interventions to treat mental health problems. Through these digital interventions, elements of psychological treatment are offered via computer programmes and mobile applications. Combating the global …

Christine Harb, DO, MPH (2022-12-20). Minnesota nurses win major staffing and wage concessions on eve of strike. liberationnews.org MNA nurses will continue fighting to put patients before profits by protesting corporate healthcare mergers and monopolies that currently threaten choice, access, and affordability of healthcare.

____ (2022-12-20). White House announces plan to address homelessness amid crisis in cities. ecns.cn The White House announced on Monday a plan to address homelessness as the crisis grows in U.S. cities.

teleSUR, DRL (2022-12-20). Unión Europea acuerda un tope al precio del gas ruso. telesurtv.net El mecanismo aprobado entraría en vigor el 1 de febrero de 2023 y se alcanzó y sin unanimidad entre los países miembros.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-20). Powerful 6.4-magnitude earthquake rocks California. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (MNA) — A strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of northern California on Tuesday, the United States Geological Survey said.

Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis (2022-12-20). Dreams of Democracy This Christmas. commondreams.org Non-partisan polls continue to reaffirm that the majority of the country supports more economic, racial, and gender justice.

Christian Noakes (2022-12-20). "Everything that is human is ours": The political and cultural vanguardism of Antonio Gramsci and José Carlos Mariátegui. mronline.org Within the heterogenous tradition of Marxism there are two diametrically opposed conceptions of popular culture: the elitist and vanguardist.

WSWS (2022-12-20). Days after Congress passed anti-strike law, railroads launch major escalation in campaign for one-man crews. wsws.org The move is being presented by the railroads as merely shifting conductors to the new "expediter," but this cannot conceal the fact that the proposal is for one-man crews, which will lead to major job losses.

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-12-20). LeBron's Agent Rich Paul Is Writing A Memoir About His Life And Klutch Sports Agency: 3 Things To Know. moguldom.com Sports super-agent Rich Paul has traveled a unique path to success and he's finally ready to tell the world about the journey from his perspective in a new memoir slated for release in 2023. The founder of Klutch Sports Group, Paul's most prominent client is LeBron James, whom he first met in 2002. The 41-year-old mogul will …

Rian Overy (2022-12-20). One third of long Covid patients suffer from persistent loss of smell. healtheuropa.com According to the University of East Anglia (UEA), loss of smell is one of the most prevalent symptoms of long Covid patients. New research from UEA has revealed that almost a third of long Covid patients suffer persistent loss of smell. As well as this, almost one fifth of long Covid patients experience loss of …

teleSUR, pha, JGN, DRL (2022-12-20). øQué consecuencias dejó la invasión de EE.UU. a Panamá en 1989. telesurtv.net Las fatales consecuencias de la invasión estadounidense se han intentado contabilizar, pero la dimensión de los hechos y la confusión de aquellos años hacen que esta tarea sea difícil.

Staff (2022-12-20). Emotivos videos de Messi y CONMEBOL por el triunfo argentino en la Copa del Mundo. cubadebate.cu En la previa de los festejos de la selección argentina en el centro porteño, Lionel Messi publicó un video con imágenes de su infancia, sus primeras veces adentro de una cancha de fútbol y su camino en la Albiceleste. "Siempre tuve el sueño de ser Campeón del Mundo", escribió en el posteo donde también habló de Diego Maradona y la final de 2014 ante Alemania.

teleSUR, gao, SH (2022-12-20). La ONU aprueba resolución sobre derechos de pueblos indígenas. telesurtv.net Por primera vez se reconoce oficialmente el derecho de autodeterminación de los Pueblos Indígenas en sus modos de vida y tradiciones.

teleSUR, hvh, JCM (2022-12-20). Fiscales chilenos inician paro por mejoras salariales. telesurtv.net Los fiscales exigen ser incorporados al reajuste del 12 por ciento para el año 2023 anunciado por el Gobierno chileno.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-12-20). Cuba — US: The Differences Between Knowledge and Ignorance. libya360.wordpress.com José Ramón Cabañas Rodríguez The twentieth edition of the series of dialogues on Cuba in U.S. foreign policy, an exercise organized by the Center for International Policy Research (CIPI) at the headquarters of the Raúl Roa Higher Institute of International Relations since the dawn of the 21st century, has just concluded. On this occasion, some of…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-20). Gunmen kill over 20 villagers in northern Nigeria. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (MNA) — More than 20 villagers were killed in two separate attacks by gunmen in the troubled northern state of Kaduna in Africa's population giant Nigeria, local officials said Monday.

Catherine Salgado (2022-12-20). Insider Tells Tucker Carlson That CIA Was Directly Involved in JFK Assassination. globalresearch.ca

teleSUR, rzr, SH (2022-12-20). Denuncian nuevo ataque aéreo israelí contra Siria. telesurtv.net Los sistemas de defensa de Siria lograron interceptar los misiles lanzados por Israel, indicaron las autoridades.

Staff (2022-12-20). Cambia el tono en el apoyo republicano a Trump. cubadebate.cu Tras los últimos sucesos, las respuestas divergentes entre republicanos son indicio de cuan rápido cambia el panorama político para Trump mientras enfrenta otra amenaza judicial, un mes después de que anunció su tercera campaña a la Casa Blanca. Es un cambio marcado para un partido definido, sobre todo, por su lealtad incondicional al exmandatario en años recientes.

Staff (2022-12-20). Primer ministro de Bahamas rinde tributo a José Martí. cubadebate.cu El primer ministro de Bahamas, Philip Davis, en visita oficial a Cuba, rindió tributo este martes al Héroe Nacional José Martí con una ofrenda floral frente a la estatua ecuestre que evoca al Apóstol de la independencia en el Parque 13 de marzo, en La Habana Vieja. Davis arribó al país este lunes con una agenda que incluye conversaciones con autoridades cubanas.

G. Dunkel (2022-12-20). La especulación tecnológica quiebra: decenas de miles de despedidos. workers.org Decenas de miles de trabajadores del sector tecnológico han sido despedidos este año de 2022. Las estimaciones varían, dependiendo de cuándo se empiece a contar -enero o junio- y de cómo se clasifique a los trabajadores. La clase capitalista, que ha utilizado la "alta tecnología" para bajar los salarios de . . . |

en.mehrnews (2022-12-20). 12 killed, 13 injured in gas cylinder blast in SW Pakistan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (MNA) — At least 12 people were killed and 13 others injured in a gas cylinder blast in a market in the Lasbela district of Pakistan's southwest Balochistan province, a local official said on Tuesday.

____ (2022-12-20). Beijing to see severe cases peak next 1-2 weeks amid surging COVID-19: expert. ecns.cn Last week saw an extraordinary peak of COVID-19 cases in Beijing, resembling a pandemic tsunami, said Wang Guangfa, from the Respiratory Department of Peking University First Hospital.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-20). Isfahan Refinery's Euro-5 diesel production increases by 300%. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (MNA) — Diesel production complying with Euro-5 standards at the Isfahan Oil Refining Company has increased by 300% to reach 20 million liters per day, the oil minister said.

Julia Conley (2022-12-20). Jan. 6 Panel 'Extensively Cooperating' With DOJ Trump Investigation: Report. commondreams.org The committee began sending documents regarding the former president's "fake electors" scheme to the department last week.

teleSUR, DRL (2022-12-20). Chile reinstaura el sufragio obligatorio para procesos electorales. telesurtv.net Ocurre luego de 10 años de voto voluntario y tras la derrota del proyecto constitucional el pasado mes de septiembre.

Thierry Meyssan (2022-12-20). After Bush, Obama and Biden, restoring freedom of expression in the West. thealtworld.com Republican President George Bush Jr., and Democratic Presidents Barack Obama and Joe Biden have destroyed freedom of expression in the West. All three have managed to make the main media support their common ideology. In two decades, the press has turned a blind eye to anything that contradicts the official rhetoric from Washington and has become converted to its nonsense. The Jacksonian, Donald Trump, has made the restoration of freedom of speech the focus of his 2024 campaign. He is currently the only candidate to position himself in this way. | On Thursday, December 15, 2022, candidate Donald Trump gave his fi…

Paul Haeder (2022-12-20). No Brainer: What is a Solstice? dissidentvoice.org It is always funny and sad reading reports from the Chronicle of Higher Education, and now, drum roll, a 26-page report: A 'Stunning' Level of Student Disconnection Professors are reporting record numbers of students checked out, stressed out, and unsure of their future. In 20 years of teaching at Doane University, Kate Marley has never seen anything …

teleSUR, JCM (2022-12-20). Realizan Caravana de los Campeones por calles de Buenos Aires. telesurtv.net Arrancó la caravana desde el predio de la Asociación del Fútbol Argentino (AFA) en Ezeiza hasta la plaza del Obelisco.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-20). Iran exported nanotech products to 48 countries last year. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (MNA) — Iranian nanotechnology manufacturing companies have exported their products to 48 countries during the past Iranian year 1400 (March 21, 2021- March 20, 2022).

en.mehrnews (2022-12-20). Tehran derby btw Persepolis, Esteghlal ends in another draw. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (MNA) — The match between two Tehranian football rival teams ended in yet another draw on Tuesday.

Dana Sanchez (2022-12-20). The Science Of Buying The Best Used Car: These Ones Are 10 Years Old But Give An Extra 100K Miles. moguldom.com Buying a used car has typically been considered a smart way to save money by avoiding the steep depreciation costs associated with new cars. However, used car prices have risen by percent since February 2020, the month before the pandemic shutdowns threw the global economy into turmoil. That means you may have to look …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-12-20). Colombian Guerrilla Group ELN Declares Temporary Unilateral Ceasefire. libya360.wordpress.com Peoples Dispatch The ceasefire is set to last from December 24 until January 2, 2023 "to create an atmosphere of peace" over Christmas and New Year. The announcement comes just days after the conclusion of the first round of peace talks between the ELN and the Colombian government The National Liberation Army (ELN), a left-wing…

Kevin Gosztola (2022-12-20). How NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner Came To Support Prison Abolition. shadowproof.com Reality Winner is an NSA whistleblower who was harshly prosecuted under the Espionage Act, but she is also more than that. She is an advocate who has used the visibility gained from her case to promote an end to prisons in the United States.

teleSUR, rzr, YSM (2022-12-20). Bolivia será sede de VIII Congreso Mundial de la Quinua en 2023. telesurtv.net "La quinua es el alimento más completo que tiene la humanidad y Bolivia es uno de los grandes productores ", destacó el mandatario.

Staff (2022-12-20). Palestinian prisoner Nasser Abu Hmeid dies in occupation prisons in latest crime of medical neglect. samidoun.net Palestinian prisoner and freedom fighter Nasser Abu Hmeid died in the morning of Tuesday, 20 December 2022 after falling into a coma, becoming the latest symbol of the devastation caused by the Israeli occupation's policy of medical negligence. Abu Hmeid, , from Al-Amari refugee camp, passed away in Assaf Harofeh hospital, having been repeatedly denied …

Sarah Lazare (2022-12-20). Millions of Afghans Are Starving as US Stalls on Returning Central Bank Funds. commondreams.org In September, the U.S. created a foundation that was supposed to unfreeze Afghanistan's foreign assets. Yet, interviews with trustees reveal that, in three months, no funds have been disbursed—or concrete plans made—to help the Afghan people.

WSWS (2022-12-20). Farha: Film about Israeli atrocities in 1948 comes under attack. wsws.org The new film, in fictional form, puts a human face on the events.

teleSUR, gao, SH (2022-12-20). Investigan hallazgo de seis cadáveres en Tijuana, México. telesurtv.net Los cuerpos fueron hallados accidentalmente al remolcar una camioneta abandonada en el estacionamiento.

Julia Conley (2022-12-20). 'Uncompensated Allies': Report Details How US Stiffed Foreign Workers in Afghanistan. commondreams.org Tens of thousands of foreign workers supported the U.S. military in Afghanistan, but the Pentagon has failed to compensate many for injuries they suffered on the job.

Editor (2022-12-20). Climate change: Co-extinction will cause loss of a quarter of species by 2100, says study. mronline.org In a recent study published in Science, scientists analysed how the co-extinction of species accelerates the overall loss of biodiversity and predicted possible loss.

teleSUR, DRL (2022-12-20). Constitucional detiene tramitación parlamentaria en España. telesurtv.net El presidente del Gobierno español, Pedro Sánchez, dijo que acataría la decisión, no obstante tomará contramedidas.

teleSUR, jaa, YSM (2022-12-20). Caricom llama a aumentar la integración regional. telesurtv.net Se destacó la iniciativa para reducir el cargo en la factura de importación de alimentos en un 25 por ciento.

Manlio Dinucci (2022-12-20). L'Iran com'è (e non come ce lo fa vedere il mainstream). globalresearch.ca In questa puntata realizzata con la collaborazione del giornalista Max Civili, Grandangolo (nel format Dentro la Notizia) mostra la realtà iraniana attraverso un autorevole testimone che la vive dall'interno: il prof. Raffaele Mauriello, professore alla Facoltà di Letteratura Persiana e …

Dana Drugmand (2022-12-20). Courts Will Hear Groundbreaking Climate Cases in 2023. commondreams.org From Australia to the EU to the U.S., governments will be on trial as courts focus on climate.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-20). DPRK says bans not able to stop missile development program. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (MNA) — Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, says that her country is not afraid of sanctions and the bans won't stop DPRK from continuing its weapons development program.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-20). Turkmen FM says no limits to expand ties with Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (MNA) — Turkmenistan's foreign minister said in a telephone conversation with his Iranian counterpart Amir-Abdollahian that his country has no limits in developing relations with Iran.

WSWS (2022-12-20). Thirty five years since the death of comrade Keerthi Balasuriya. wsws.org The lessons from comrade Keerthi's two-decades of political life are crucial for the current generation of workers and youths who are increasingly coming into revolutionary struggles against crisis-ridden global capitalism.

Staff (2022-12-20). Parlamento de Belarús aprueba declaración contra el bloqueo a Cuba. cubadebate.cu El parlamento de Belarús aprobó una declaración sobre la necesidad de poner fin al bloqueo económico, comercial y financiero impuesto por el gobierno de Estados Unidos contra Cuba. El documento califica la actuación de Estados Unidos como "una grave violación de los principios y normas del Derecho Internacional formulados en la Carta de la ONU".

____ (2022-12-20). Chinese firms biggest sponsors of 2022 World Cup. ecns.cn Chinese enterprises spent most in sponsoring the 2022 Qatar World Cup, according to GlobalData, a data analytics and consulting company based in London, the Jiangxi Business News reported on Monday.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-12-20). Two Speeches — Two Worldviews. libya360.wordpress.com Christopher Black On March 5th, 1946, Winston Churchill delivered his famous Sinews of Peace speech in Fulton Missouri in which he famously claimed that, "an Iron Curtain has descended across Europe." The essential purpose of the speech, a speech clearly approved in advance, and probably partly written by the staff of US President Harry Truman,…

Sam Ben-Meir (2022-12-20). Pyotr Kropotkin, 180 Years Later. dissidentvoice.org Anarchism is an aspect of socialism (among many others) that those of us wishing socialism, or some comparable form of resistance, to survive will have to think about again, this time without a prearranged sneer. — T.J. Clark, Farewell to an Idea This December 9 marked 180 years since the birth of Pyotr Kropotkin (1842-1921), …

____ (2022-12-20). 8th Thangka painting exhibition kicks off. ecns.cn The 8th Thangka painting exhibition kicked off on Monday. More than works were on display at the exhibition. Thangka, a Tibetan scroll-banner depicting various kinds of contents, is known as a Tibetan "encyclopedia."

teleSUR, gao, SH (2022-12-20). Haití despliega campaña de vacunación contra el cólera. telesurtv.net La campaña contra el cólera comenzará por la población infantil, sector que acumula casi la mitad de los casos confirmados.

teleSUR, odr, YSM (2022-12-20). Bolivia reporta 13.289 nuevos casos de Covid-19 en la última semana. telesurtv.net Según la cartera sanitaria, el aumento equivale al 119 por ciento en comparación con semanas anteriores.

Isabela Escalona (2022-12-20). Disabled Minnesotans Are Facing a Home Care Crisis. Workers Are Calling on Democrats to Change That. therealnews.com This story originally appeared in Gail Larson lives in Bloomington, Minnesota, with her fiancé, whom she has been partners with for 20 years. For years, they did not marry due to a federal law that prohibits most married people from working as Medicaid-funded personal care assistants (PCAs) for their spouses.* Her fiancé, Ronald, is a veteran who suffered a traumatic…

teleSUR, SH (2022-12-20). Uruguay supera el millón de casos confirmados de coronavirus. telesurtv.net Uruguay acumula 1.002.988 casos de Covid-19 desde el comienzo de la pandemia.

____ (2022-12-20). Beijing accelerates delivery business recovery. ecns.cn Beijing was set to ensure smooth delivery to customers as the delivery sectors gradually resumed normal work.

Staff (2022-12-20). Secretario General de la ONU convoca para 2023 a una cumbre sobre cambio climático "sin tonterías ni componendas" cubadebate.cu António Guterres urgió una vez más a líderes de todas las esferas de la sociedad a tomar medidas creíbles para mitigar el cambio climático. Es una de las cuestiones en las que escasean las buenas noticias, con las emisiones globales aumentando y el mundo alejándose del objetivo de limitar el aumento de la temperatura a 1.5 ∫C para fin de siglo, dijo.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-20). Tehran-Dushanbe weekly flights to reach 23. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (MNA) — The number of weekly flights between Iran and Tajikistan will increase from the current nine to 23.

Prof. Jacques Prescott (2022-12-20). It is no longer enough to put it in a vacuum to protect nature. globalresearch.ca As COP 15 prepares to adopt the objective of dedicating 30% of the planet to the creation of protected areas, there is reason to wonder whether this solution is the best in a context where the rapid evolution of the …

Prof. Juan Cole (2022-12-20). 2022 Was Deadliest Year for Palestinians Under Occupation on Record, with 153 Killed by Israeli Forces, Squatters: UN. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2022-12-20). Mañana será feriado en Argentina, para celebrar el triunfo de la albiceleste el Mundial de Catar. cubadebate.cu El presidente argentino, Alberto Fernández, emitió hoy un decreto mediante el cual declaró feriado el día de mañana para permitir los festejos por el regreso de la selección de fútbol tras su triunfo en el Mundial de Catar. La Scaloneta derrotó a Francia el domingo y conquistó el tercer título de su historia en citas de ese nivel.

teleSUR, gao, JCM (2022-12-20). Ascienden a 51 los muertos por brote de cólera en Nigeria. telesurtv.net Hasta el momento existen 10 poblados contagiados con el virus del cólera en Nigeria.

teleSUR, odr, YSM (2022-12-20). Covid-19 sigue como primera causa de muerte en España. telesurtv.net En el primer semestre 2022, las muertes por Covid-19 se redujeron un 28, 6 por ciento.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-20). Iran comes second in Asia in FIFA new ranking. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (MNA) — The latest report released by FIFA shows that Team Melli has come second in Asia.

teleSUR, JCM (2022-12-20). Partidos de oposición forman coalición de Gobierno en Fiyi. telesurtv.net Sitiveni Rabuka prometió cambios importantes como primer ministro de la nación del Pacífico sur.

____ (2022-12-20). Chinese, French FMs meet on ties. ecns.cn Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with French Foreign Affairs Minister Catherine Colonna via video link on Monday.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-20). Iranian-Pakistani commanders stress stepped-up defense coop. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (MNA) — The chief of staff of Iran's Armed Forces spoke on phone with general Asim Munir, Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff on Tuesday to stress the broadening of bilateral defense cooperation.

Melanie Topjian (2022-12-20). Senior & disabled homeowners – need help with home repairs? indybay.org The Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development has a program offering up to $ ,000 for major home repairs to eligible homeowners.

teleSUR, rzr, YSM (2022-12-20). Declaran alerta naranja en ocho distritos de Portugal por lluvia. telesurtv.net Los distritos en alerta naranja son Braga, Viana do Castelo, Oporto, Aveiro, Coimbra, Leiria, Setúbal y Lisboa.

Brenda Norrell (2022-12-20). Paiute and Shoshone Elders Evicted from Homes with No Place to Go in Winnemucca, Nevada. indybay.org WINNEMUCCA INDIAN COLONY, Nevada — In a cruel action during winter, the Winnemucca Tribal Court evicted Paiute and Shoshone elders without a trial, and banished people from their homes with no place to go in northern Nevada. Elders' homes and possessions have been burned and demolished, and utility lines cut, attorneys said.

Thierry Meyssan (2022-12-20). Après Bush, Obama et Biden, rétablir la liberté d'expression en Occident. thealtworld.com Les présidents républicain George Bush Jr, et démocrates Barack Obama et Joe Biden ont détruit la liberté d'expression en Occident. Tous trois sont parvenus à faire des principaux médias des soutiens de leur idéologie commune. En deux décennies, la presse a fermé les yeux sur tout ce qui contredit les discours officiels de Washington et s'est convertie à ses inepties. Le jacksonien Donald Trump a fait du rétablissement de la liberté d'expression l'axe de sa campagne de 2024. Il est pour le moment le seul candidat à se positionner ainsi. | Le candidat Donald Trump a prononcé, jeudi 15 décembre 2022, son premier di…

Staff (2022-12-20). Etecsa informa sobre medida para que más usuarios puedan adquirir tarjetas USIM. cubadebate.cu Ante la inquietud de algunos clientes respecto a la activación de líneas móviles, Etecsa informa que debido a los niveles de disponibilidad de tarjetas USIM en estos momentos en la red comercial, la adquisición de líneas móviles estará limitada de manera temporal a una por persona para garantizar que más clientes puedan adquirirlas en CUP en estas fechas.

The Lever (2022-12-20). 🎁 Give The Gift Of Clarity And Insight 🎁. levernews.com

Staff (2022-12-20). Inundaciones costeras en Cuba, su impacto y clasificación. cubadebate.cu En la actualidad, los fenómenos meteorológicos y climáticos extremos, evidencian un incremento sustancial en diferentes regiones del planeta, tanto en frecuencia como en intensidad, lo que ha provocado pérdidas de vidas humanas, así como múltiples daños materiales y de infraestructura.

Editor (2022-12-20). Patrick Lawrence: Between Myth and History. scheerpost.com By Patrick Lawrence / Original to ScheerPost Patrick Lawrence delivered the following remarks, based on his book Time No Longer: Americans After the American Century, before the Committee for the Republic in Washington on December 15. The Committee is a nonpartisan group founded in 2003 that advocates a restoration of the U.S. Constitution, notably the …

Emanuel Pastreich (2022-12-20). "Inside the COVID-19 Global Coup d'état". COVID-19 Was a Global Coup by Private Finance, IT, and Intelligence Complexes. globalresearch.ca

KATIE (2022-12-20). Palestinian political prisoner, Nasser Abu Hmeid dies due to Israeli medical negligence. bdsmovement.net

____ (2022-12-20). Beijing launches online city service mini program. ecns.cn The Jingtong mini program, which provides convenient services for Beijing citizens and enterprises, entered trial operation Tuesday.

teleSUR, DRL (2022-12-20). Muere preso palestino con cáncer bajo custodia de Israel. telesurtv.net El estado de salud del reo comenzó a deteriorarse desde agosto de 2021, cuando se le diagnosticó un tumor de pulmón.

teleSUR, lvm SH (2022-12-20). Venezuela llega a las 4.300.000 viviendas entregadas de la GMVV. telesurtv.net Esta gestión benefició a 74 familias de trabajadores y trabajadoras del Instituto de Ferrocarriles del Estado (IFE) y 22 familias del poder popular organizado.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-20). Mehran border registers 55% increase in foreign transit. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (MNA) — A total of 75,972 tons of foreign goods were transited from the Mehran Border Terminal in 8 months, a local official said.

Julia Conley (2022-12-20). Groups Say US Spending Bill 'Heartlessly' Dooms Right Whales to Extinction. commondreams.org "A hundred years from now, no one will remember or care about the trivial victories Democrats will try to claim in this legislation, but they'll mourn the loss of the right whale," said one advocate.

teleSUR, JCM (2022-12-20). Pakistán asalta un centro policial tomado por el Talibán. telesurtv.net Fuerzas especiales de Pakistán allanaron un centro antiterrorista en un distrito remoto del noroeste, matando a los 33 combatientes talibanes paquistaníes.

Dr. James Willis (2022-12-20). Teachers Must Protect Muslim Students. commondreams.org Around the world and in the United States, the Muslim population is growing. This former teacher's Muslim students are part of her future, and so they should be protected today.

Dana Sanchez (2022-12-20). Rather Than Mark Valuations With 75-80% 'Down Rounds', Startups Buy Time With Convertible Debt. moguldom.com As venture capital deals dry up and layoffs mount in Silicon Valley, some leading startups are going into debt to cover costs and avoid a dreaded "down round" — a new funding round that would likely come with a reduced valuation in a changing market environment. Many private tech companies in the past year faced …

Lupe Fernandez-Nuñez, Shane Mosley (2022-12-20). Supporters rally for Mumia Abu-Jamal as court considers evidence showing police, DA corruption. liberationnews.org The courtroom on Friday was packed with a crowd consisting mostly of Mumia's supporters with many more waiting outside and rallying in the streets.

teleSUR, gao, DRL (2022-12-20). Supremo de EE. UU. mantiene norma legal contra inmigrantes. telesurtv.net Gobernadores de 19 estados se manifestaron en contra de la derogación del Título 42 impuesto por Donald Trump.

Adam Dick (2022-12-20). Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Andrew Napolitano, a 2024 Third-Party Presidential Ticket? globalresearch.ca

en.mehrnews (2022-12-20). Iran reportedly offers long-term cooperation deal to India. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (MNA) — An Indian website has quoted two Indian officials as saying that Tehran has offered New Delhi a strategic deal for long-term cooperation.

Staff (2022-12-20). Seleccionan a los mejores peloteros cubanos de este 2022. cubadebate.cu Los lanzadores Raidel Martínez y Marlon Vega fueron elegidos como mejores exponentes del beisbol cubano en el año que termina, informó hoy la comisión nacional de ese deporte. La lista de reconocimientos fue comentada a los medios en el Salón Adolfo Luque, del Estadio Latinoamericano.

WSWS (2022-12-20). Minnesota Nurses Association pushes through contracts after blocking strike by 15,000 members. wsws.org After a nearly year-long campaign to wear down nurses, the MNA pushed through a deal that will cut real wages and perpetuate understaffing.

teleSUR, SH (2022-12-20). Gobierno colombiano celebra nueva tregua del ELN. telesurtv.net A través de un comunicado el ELN afirmó que sigue comprometido en avanzar en el proceso de paz en estas fechas de navidad y año nuevo.

Rian Overy (2022-12-20). Defence's novel Accutox intranasal reduces % of cancer nodules. healtheuropa.com Defense Therapeutics, a Canadian biopharmaceutical company specialising in the development of immune-oncology vaccines and drug delivery technologies, has just completed a pre-clinical study using its intranasal formulation of AccuTOXTM in the context of animals with pre-established lung cancer. The study shows that AccuTOXTM administration as a combination therapy with the immune-checkpoint inhibitor anti-PD1 dramatically reduces …

en.mehrnews (2022-12-20). Pakistan stresses development of cooperation with Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (MNA) — Referring to the friendly and brotherly relations between Islamabad and Tehran, the Pakistani new army commander stresses the necessity of developing bilateral cooperation, especially in the economic sector.

Andrew Perez (2022-12-20). Congress Still Protecting Dark Money Donors. levernews.com As part of its year-end omnibus spending bill, Congress will once again help "dark money" donors hide their identities from the public and ensure the government cannot crack down on dark money nonprofits that spend the bulk of their revenue on politics.With Republicans set to take over the House in January, Democratic lawmakers are throwing in the towel on efforts to end the political dark money era. Provisions in the $1.7 trillion spending bill, which is often used as a vehicle to enact controversial measures because it funds critical government operations, will prohibit the Biden administration officials from…

teleSUR, lvm, YSM (2022-12-20). Suben a 31 los muertos por explosión de camión en Afganistán. telesurtv.net Hasta el momento, se reportan 37 heridos y los equipos de rescate continúan trabajando en la zona.

Gideon Levy (2022-12-20). Israel's Far-right Government Removes the Mask that Enabled Western Complacency. globalresearch.ca

Anonymous103 (2022-12-20). Israeli Air Force Hit Damascus Outskirts Wounding Two Syrian Servicemen. southfront.org At night, Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) hit targets near the Syrian capital of Damascus. As a result of the attack, two Syrian soldiers were wounded. | The footage shared from the spot confirmed at least one explosion on the Damascus outskirts. | According to the Syrian news agency SANA, some missiles were intercepted and that the strikes caused some damage but didn't specify what the targets were.A military source said in a statement to SANA that "At about 12: 30 a.m., the Israeli enemy launche…

Michael Welch, Richard Gage, Carol Brouillet, Barrie Zwicker,, Elizabeth Woodworthj (2022-12-20). Modern Prophet in the Age of US Empire: A Tribute to David Ray Griffin. dissidentvoice.org I close with the observation that, insofar as Americans participate in this anti-imperialist movement, their activities will be deeply patriotic, because they will be seeking to call our nation back to its moral ideals, which stand diametrically opposed to the values implicit in the global domination project. — David Ray Griffin1 LISTEN TO THE SHOW Near …

en.mehrnews (2022-12-20). Iran, Oman FMs discuss regional cooperation. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (MNA) — Iranian top diplomat Hossein Amir-Abdollahian in a meeting with his Omani counterpart Sayyid Badr Albusaidi stressed the need for regional cooperation.

Mickey Z. (2022-12-20). This December 24, Have Yourself a Merry Little "Honest Media Day" dissidentvoice.org December 24 is I.F. Stone's birthday (he would have been 115). His journalistic example is about as good a reason as any to celebrate. Born Isador Feinstein, the incomparable I.F. "Izzy" Stone served as an editor at The Nation and worked for several other papers before founding his own journal in 1953 — with $3,000 …

Staff (2022-12-20). Las diferencias entre conocimiento e ignorancia. cubadebate.cu Concluyó la vigésima edición de la serie de diálogos sobre Cuba en la política exterior de Estados Unidos, que organiza el Centro de Investigaciones de Política Internacional en el Instituto Superior de Relaciones Internacionales Raúl Roa. Una conclusión se dibujó en el ambiente del intercambio: los que están a favor o en contra de una relación más racional entre ambos países se dividen por consideraciones políticas, ideológicas, de conveniencia o interés personal, éticas y muchas otras, pero a estas habrá que agregar las diferencias entre el conocimiento y la ignorancia…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-20). Putting end to Iran's CSW membership result of foes' pressure. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (MNA) — The spokesperson for the Iranian Judiciary said that the UN resolution that terminated Iran's membership in the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) was due to foes' political pressure.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-20). Perpetrators of Izeh terrorist attack arrested. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (MNA) — Two people involved in a deadly terrorist attack in Izeh, a city in Iran's southwestern province of Khuzestan, were arrested in a joint operation of the Intelligence Ministry, Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, and the Police.

teleSUR, DRL (2022-12-20). Lula y Putin dialogan sobre colaboración entre Brasil y Rusia. telesurtv.net La investidura de Lula está prevista para el 1 de enero de 2023 y Brasil forma parte junto a Rusia del grupo BRICS.

Brett Wilkins (2022-12-20). Calls for US Facial Recognition Ban Grow After Mom Booted From Theater Over Her Job. commondreams.org "This is exactly why we need an outright ban on all use of facial recognition surveillance in places of public accommodation like bars, restaurants, retail stores, and music and sports venues," said one digital rights campaigner.

Editor (2022-12-20). Mental Health of Incarcerated LGBTQ+ Youth Is Understudied — But New Analysis Shows Kids Are in Crisis. scheerpost.com Minnesota's Student Survey shows high suicidal ideation and self-harm — pointing to a broader problem that needs to be studied.

Staff (2022-12-20). La imagen de día: Elegimos creer y se dio. cubadebate.cu Un diálogo en redes sociales, amor y fe en el triunfo por la tercera Copa Mundial de Argentina.

Thierry Meyssan (2022-12-20). Después de Bush, de Obama y Biden, hay que ‚Äéreinstaurar la libertad de expresión en Occidente. thealtworld.com El presidente republicano George Bush hijo y los demócratas Barack Obama y Joe ‚ÄéBiden han destruido la libertad de expresión en Occidente. Por dos décadas, la prensa ‚Äéha venido mirando hacia otro lado para no ver todo lo que contradice los discursos ‚Äéoficiales de Washington y ha optado por repetir todo tipo de idioteces. Sin embargo, ‚ÄéDonald Trump ha centrado su campaña para la elección presidencial de 2024 en el ‚Äéregreso a la libertad de expresión. Por ahora, es el único candidato que adopta esa ‚Ä&eacu…

Monet Bailey (2022-12-20). Genome sequencing could improve routine care of rare diseases. healtheuropa.com Introducing genome sequencing into the routine care of inherited rare and serious conditions could improve disease management. Standard genetic testing typically focuses on a small number of genes; however, this approach is not future-proof with rare diseases requiring a more in-depth process for managing their symptoms and care. Whole genome sequencing involves reading the entire …

en.mehrnews (2022-12-20). Iran's Amir-Abdollahian, EU's Borrell hold talks in Amman. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian met with EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell in the Jordanian capital on Tuesday.

Staff (2022-12-20). Sesión plenaria del Décimo Congreso de la FEU contó con la presencia del presidente Miguel Díaz-Canel. cubadebate.cu Con la presencia del primer secretario del Partido y presidente de la República, Miguel Díaz-Canel, comenzó en el Palacio de Convenciones la sesión plenaria del Décimo Congreso de la FEU. La inauguración se inició con la ceremonia de colocación frente al plenario de la mascarilla mortuoria de Mella y el micrófono usado por José Antonio Echeverría en su alocución del 13 de marzo.

teleSUR, DRL (2022-12-20). Tribunal juzga a militar a tres años del estallido social en Chile. telesurtv.net La Fiscalía y los abogados querellantes solicitan 12 años de prisión para el militar, acusado por "apremios ilegítimos".

teleSUR, hvh, JCM (2022-12-20). Enfermeros británicos continúan en paro ante falta de diálogo. telesurtv.net La secretaria general de RCN apuntó que si el Gobierno no dialoga las huelgas continuarán el próximo mes de enero.

Dr. Peter McCullough (2022-12-20). COVID-19 Vaccine Side Effects: "I Can't Hear You" globalresearch.ca

Narkys Blanco (2022-12-20). Venezuela's Great Housing Mission Reaches 4.3-Million-Home Milestone. orinocotribune.com This Monday, Venezuela celebrated the milestone of constructing 4.3 million homes through the Great Housing Mission of Venezuela (GMVV), launched in 2011 under the government of Hugo Chávez. | The delivery ceremony was held in the state of Lara. "We did it: 4.3 million homes," said Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro. "We are going the way of Chávez, building well-being for the Venezuelan people." | A newly built housing complex in Lara includes a Comprehensive Diagnostic Center (CDI), a pharmacy, a Simoncito "Fruto Vivas" Bolivarian Initial Education Center, a sports field, a peace quadrant to guarantee the…

WSWS (2022-12-20). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org Nurses in Marina Del Rey, California, staged a walkout while those in Burbank picketed and thousands of New York City private hospital nurses meanwhile appeared set to overwhelmingly grant strike authorization as patient loads surge during "tridemic" of COVID, flu and RSV.

teleSUR, HR, JGN, SH (2022-12-20). Conoce 5 ideas para celebrar la solidaridad humana. telesurtv.net La solidaridad se identificó como uno de los valores fundamentales para las relaciones internacionales y para el beneficio de quienes sufren o tienen menos.

Staff (2022-12-20). Accidente de tránsito en Matanzas deja 16 lesionados. cubadebate.cu Cerca de las 6: 40 pm de este lunes un ómnibus de transportación de trabajadores de la Empresa de Perforación y Extracción de Petróleo del Centeo (EPEP) sufrió daños en sus dos neumáticos traseros, lo que provocó que el vehículo se volcara en las inmediaciones del poblado de Ategorrieta, en el matancero municipio Martí.

teleSUR, hvh, JCM (2022-12-20). Reportan sismo de 6,4 en el litoral norte de California, EE.UU. telesurtv.net Las autoridades no han emitido alerta de tsunami mientras no se reportan pérdida de vidas humanas ni heridos.

teleSUR, odr, YSM (2022-12-20). ONU convocará Cumbre de Ambición Climática para 2023. telesurtv.net El líder mundial convocará a "una acción climática nueva, tangible y creíble para acelerar el ritmo del cambio".

teleSUR, rzr, YSM (2022-12-20). Países Bajos pide disculpas por su pasado esclavista. telesurtv.net El 1 de julio de 2023 se conmemorarán 160 años de la abolición de la esclavitud en Paises Bajos.

____ (2022-12-20). Hong Kong video illuminates New York Times Square. ecns.cn Iconic scenes of Hong Kong light up the giant LED screen at New York Times Square ahead of its New Year's Eve Countdown in New York City, U.S., Dec. 18, 2022.

____ (2022-12-20). I Know The Long Weekend Is Coming. smoothiex12.blogspot.com But I want to repeat something what I posted a few months ago, about the death of (Western) civilization by legendary Joe Lynn Turner. And then Joe provides this masterpiece. Not surprisingly,

infobrics (2022-12-19). Kiev responds to Russian advancements by attacking civilians in Donbass. infobrics.org Situation of the civilians in central Donetsk is one of the worst in eight years.

Eric Zuesse (2022-12-19). U.S. Regime Now Tempts Ukrainian Kiev Regime to Invade Russia. globalresearch.ca

Anonymous765 (2022-12-19). Russian Military Retains Upper Hand On Donbass Battlefield. southfront.org |

Mark Taliano (2022-12-19). On Western Support for Nazism. globalresearch.ca

Dan Collyns (2022-12-19). Tourists stranded amid Peru's political crisis. america.cgtn.com Peruvian President Dina Boluarte says she will not resign after deadly anti-government protests have raged for more than a week.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-12-19). What Lessons Can We Learn from the Coup d'Etat in Peru? libya360.wordpress.com Ollantay Itzamná What is happening in Peru, with an undetermined number of assassinations, is evidence that the indigenous, peasant, native, or alimeñado are not, never were, citizens. They are "internal enemies" according to the Peruvian Creole State. The bloody disorder that occurred in Peru in recent days, as a result of the political chaos generated…

teleSUR, JGN (2022-12-19). Represión policial contra manifestaciones en Perú deja un saldo de 25 muertos. telesurtv.net Boluarte anunció que el Ministerio Público ya inició las investigaciones sobre la muerte de civiles en las protestas, y lo mismo hará la justicia militar.

Tanya Wadhwa (2022-12-19). As resistance to coup continues, Peru's judiciary extends detention of Pedro Castillo by 18 months. therealnews.com

Vijay Prashad (2022-12-19). The US Egged on the Coup in Peru. orinocotribune.com By Vijay Prashad and José Carlos Llerena Robles — Dec 15, 2022 | The US swiftly legitimized last week's coup against President Pedro Castillo, the culmination of Fujimori-led attempts to destabilize his government. | On 7 December 2022, Pedro Castillo sat in his office on what would be the last day of his presidency of Peru. His lawyers went over spreadsheets that showed Castillo would triumph over a motion in Congress to remove him. This was going to be the

Staff (2022-12-19). Colombia's President Petro: Peru's Castillo Ousted Because He Is Poor. orinocotribune.com The president of Colombia, Gustavo Petro, stated on a televised interview publicized on Saturday, December 17, that the president of Peru, Pedro Castillo, was the victim of political persecution that culminated in his ousting and subsequent arrest. | Petro asserted that in addition to Castillo's political persecution, his humble origins were one of many factors that contributed to his removal from office. | "That president, [who was] popularly elected, is from t…

teleSUR, JGN (2022-12-19). Aumenta a 24 cifra de muertos por represión contra manifestaciones en Perú. telesurtv.net La policía liberó la noche del sábado a 26 campesinos que retuvo de manera arbitraria durante 14 horas.

Ben Norton (2022-12-19). Colombia's President Petro denounces 'parliamentary coup' against Peru's Castillo. multipolarista.com Colombia's President Gustavo Petro denounced the overthrow of Peru's Pedro Castillo as a "parliamentary coup," saying it is a warning for all democratically elected left-wing leaders in Latin America: "What they can't win at the ballot box, they are trying to topple"

teleSUR, JGN (2022-12-19). Represión contra manifestaciones en Perú deja 25 muertos. telesurtv.net Boluarte anunció que el Ministerio Público ya inició las investigaciones sobre la muerte de civiles en las protestas, y lo mismo hará la justicia militar.

àÅngel Guerra Cabrera (2022-12-19). Perú: El golpe derechista contra Pedro Castillo. globalizacion.ca Quienes se dicen satisfechos con la supuesta constitucionalidad de la brutal destitución del presidente Pedro Castillo por la dictadura parlamentaria peruana, le hacen un flaco favor al movimiento democrático y progresista, ya sea consciente o inconscientemente. | De la comprensión de…

Staff (2022-12-19). Mandataria peruana destituye a su primer ministro. cubadebate.cu La presidenta de Perú, Dina Boluarte, ha anunciado este domingo que destituye a su primer ministro, Pedro Angulo, en el marco de la crisis política del país, que se ha saldado por el momento con la muerte de 25 ciudadanos en las protestas que exigen la convocatoria de unas elecciones adelantadas y la excarcelación del exdirigente Pedro Castillo.

____ (2022-12-19). Peru's Oligarchy Overthrows President Castillo. transcend.org 8 Dec 2022 – The coup against Pedro Castillo is a major setback for the current wave of progressive governments in Latin America and the people's movements that elected them. This coup and the arrest of Castillo are stark reminders that the ruling elites of Latin America will not concede any power without a bitter fight to the end. And now that the dust has settled, the only winners are the Peruvian oligarchy and their friends in Washington.

teleSUR, JCM (2022-12-19). Presidenta de Perú anuncia reestructuración del gabinete. telesurtv.net La presidenta Dina Boluarte aseguró que México otorgó asilo a la familia del exmandatario Pedro Castillo, preso en Perú…

Francisco Dominguez (2022-12-19). Golpe in Peru: Castillo Under Arrest, People Demand a Constituent Assembly. orinocotribune.com By Francisco Dominguez Dec 17, 2022 | It finally occurred. On December 7th 2022 Peru's ruling parliamentary dictatorship managed to bring to fruition their top priority, to oust democratically elected president Pedro Castillo Terrones. Castillo, a rural primary teacher, elected to Peru's highest office in July 2021, from day one faced the Peruvian oligarchy's relentless hostility. Peru's elite is strongly entrenched in Congress and controls all key state institutions (the judiciary, army, police), the highly influential business organizations (notably the Confederación de Empresarios Privados — CONFIE…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). Zelenskyy says reconquest of Crimea has started. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — President Vladimir Zelenskyy said that the Ukrainians are now psychologically ready to retake the Crimean Peninsula from Russia by force.

Anonymous103 (2022-12-19). More Than 35,000 Dead Ukrainian Servicemen Considered Missing Leaked Document. southfront.org Russian sources have shared another secret document that was reportedly obtained by Russian hackers from the so-called from the Anarchist Kombatant group. | According to the leaked document from the Personnel Center of the Armed Forces of Ukraine that was sent to the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine the number of dead Ukrainian soldiers who were cognized as missing is 35,382 servicemen, as of November 30. | These are servicemen whose bodies were left on the battlef…

Anonymous103 (2022-12-19). NASA Showed Blackout In Ukraine After Recent Russian Strikes. southfront.org The National Aeronautics and Space Administration of the United States (NASA) has published a

infobrics (2022-12-19). Greece would undermine its security by sending air defenses to Ukraine. infobrics.org The loss of such an advanced air defense system like the S-300PMU-1 would severely undermine Greek security.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). UK to deliver hundreds of thousands of artillery to Ukraine. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — The UK will supply Ukraine with hundreds of thousands of artillery munitions in 2023, according to a statement by the office of British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak published on Sunday night.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). Russia shoots down 4 US-made missiles over Belgorod region. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — Moscow said Monday that its air defence systems had shot down four US-made missiles over a southern Russian region bordering Ukraine.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). VIDEO: Russia drones target infrastructure facilities in Kyiv. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — Footage shows that the Russian suicide drones targeted the infrastructure facilities around Kyiv in Ukraine on Sunday night.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-12-19). Western Media Whitewashing Extremism in Ukraine. libya360.wordpress.com Forbes has published an article attempting to dismiss concerns over extremism among the ranks of Ukraine's armed forces as Russian propaganda, but admits that it had been a problem that Ukraine has since "fixed." Unfortunately, a screenshot included in the article is from a video that proves exactly the opposite — that extremism in Ukraine's…

Anonymous103 (2022-12-19). Military Situation In Eastern Ukraine On December 19, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org

Manlio Dinucci (2022-12-19). Billions of Euros Paid by Us. They Feed War and Corruption in Ukraine. globalresearch.ca

Anonymous103 (2022-12-19). Military Situation In Ukraine On December 19, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org Russia struck the AFU positions near Kostyantynopil with high-precision missiles; | Russia struck the AFU positions near Kherson with high-precision missiles; | Russia struck the AFU positions near Veletenske with high-precision missiles; | Clashes between the Russian Army and the AFU continue near Debrova; | Clashes between the Russian Army and the AFU continue near Stelmakhovka; | Clashes between the Russian Army and the AFU continue near Vodyanoye; | Clashes between…

Anonymous103 (2022-12-19). Overview Of Recent Russian Strikes On Energy Facilities In Ukraine. southfront.org Fire in Kiev | The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation have recently resumed the missile and UAV strikes at military and energy infrastructure facilities throughout Ukraine. | On the morning of December 19, air raid alarm sounded the the city of Kiev, the Kiev, Dnepropetrovsk, Kirovograd, Mykolaiv and Vinnytsia regions of Ukraine. | So far, ita has been officially confirmed that Russian UAVs reached their targets in the capital. On the morning, the mayor of Kiev Vitali Klitschko confirmed the damage critical infrastruc…

Anonymous103 (2022-12-19). In Video: Ukrainian Mi-8 Shot Down Near Avdeevka. southfront.org

Anonymous103 (2022-12-19). Ukrainian Forces Targeted Russian Belgorod With US-made HARM Missiles. southfront.org On December 18, the Russian of city of Belgorod and several other settlement located near the Ukrainian border came under massive attack of Ukrainian forces.Yesterday was an "extremely difficult day" for the Belgorod region, Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov said. | The AFU targeted the residential areas and civilian facilities in the city of Belgorod and nearby. According to the local reports, at least 12 explosions sounded over the city. The city was reportedly targeted with missiles and U…

Dave DeCamp (2022-12-19). Russian Military Says US-Made Missiles Shot Down Over Western Russia. news.antiwar.com The Russian Defense Ministry on Monday said that four US-made AGM-88 HARM anti-radar missiles were intercepted over Belgorod, an oblast in western Russia that borders Ukraine. The AGM-88 HARMs are air-to-surface missiles that are designed to home in on electronic signals emitted by radar systems. The Pentagon revealed in August that it began providing Ukraine …

____ (2022-12-19). In Conversation with Jeffrey Sachs. transcend.org "The mainstream media wants you to believe that the Russia/Ukraine conflict is the result of an unprovoked invasion by Russia. This fundamental lie about the conflict clearly stands in the way of understanding the war and of finding a peaceful end to the conflict."

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-12-19). Drugs Flood Europe Through the Armed Forces of Ukraine. libya360.wordpress.com Vladimir Platov According to the European Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), the volume of drug consumption in EU countries has increased markedly this year. And this is despite the fact that in Europe, as a result of the activities of law enforcement agencies, hundreds of illegal drug laboratories are being liquidated, and…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-12-19). Why the Time Isn't Ripe for Ukraine Talks. libya360.wordpress.com M.K. Bhadrakumar Russia warns that Patriot missile defense systems will be legitimate targets should Washington supply them to Kiev. US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan's remarks at an appearance at Carnegie last weekend made it clear that the US is in Ukraine for the long haul A Russian-American "consensus" is forming that the Ukraine conflict…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). Putin arrives in Minsk to hold talks with Lukashenko. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Minsk on Monday to discuss the issues of security in the region and joint measures to respond to challenges with his Belarusian counterpart.

infobrics (2022-12-19). Putin and Modi deepen "privileged strategic partnership" despite Western pressure. infobrics.org CIA chief is the latest official to disseminate fake news on Russian-Indian ties.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). Washington policies put US, Russia on brink of direct clash. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — Washington's dangerous and short-sighted policies put the United States and Russia on the verge of a direct clash, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Monday.

Anonymous103 (2022-12-19). Iranian Bavar 373 Air Defence System (Infographics). southfront.org On August 22, 2019, on the Day of the National Defense Industry, Iran unveiled the advanced long-range air defence system (ADS) Bavar 373. The name of the ADS in Farsi means "Symbol of Faith".Hassan Rouhani claimed that the latest air defense system surpasses the Russian S-300 Favorit complex and is close in capabilities to the S-400 Triumph, which is supplied to the Russian army and is in demand abroad. | Tehran announced the start of the development of its own long-range anti-aircra…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). Russia's Tu-160M takes to skies in first post-upgrade flight. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — Another Tupolev Tu-160M strategic missile-carrying bomber took to the skies for the first time after its upgrade, Russia's United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) reported on Monday.

Dave DeCamp (2022-12-19). CIA Chief Says Russia-Iran Building 'Full-Fledged Defense Partnership'. news.antiwar.com CIA Director William Burns said in an interview that aired on PBS that Russia and Iran are working toward a "full-fledged defense partnership" and that such an arrangement threatens the US and its allies in the Middle East. As an example of Russian and Iranian military cooperation, Burns cited Iran supplying Russia with drones, although …

infobrics (2022-12-19). Key Project of China-Russia East-Route Natural Gas Pipeline Is Completed. infobrics.org It will allow Russian gas to cross the Yangtze River to reach Shanghai, laying the foundation for the full completion of the landmark China-Russia energy cooperation project…

_____ (2022-12-19). Teaching Solzhenitsyn's Gulag Archipelago In Prison. popularresistance.org Two nights a week for the last four months, I plowed my way through the three volumes of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's The Gulag Archipelago with 17 students in the college degree program offered by Rutgers University in the New Jersey prison system. No one in my class endures the extremities imposed on the millions who worked as slave labor, and often died, in the Soviet gulag, or work camps, set up after the Russian revolution. The last remnants of the hundreds of camps were disbanded in 1987 by Mikhail Gorbachev, himself the grandson of gulag prisoners. Nor do they experience the treatment of those held in Abu Ghra…

____ (2022-12-19). US Whistleblower Edward Snowden Takes Oath as Russian Citizen. transcend.org 2 Dec 2022 – Edward Snowden gets Russian passport after swearing oath of allegiance. His wife applied for Russian citizenship as well, says lawyer.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). Russia, China to hold joint naval drills next week. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — A detachment of ships from Russia's Pacific Fleet is headed toward the East China Sea to participate in Russian-Chinese naval drills on December 21-27, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Monday.

Dave DeCamp (2022-12-19). Moscow Says US Policies Have Put the US and Russia on Brink of 'Direct Clash'. news.antiwar.com Russia's Foreign Ministry warned on Monday that Washington's policies have brought the US and Russia on the brink of a "direct clash." Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Maria Zakharova made the comments in response to a statement from State Department spokesman Ned Price, who said last week that Russia was to "blame" for the deterioration of …

____ (2022-12-19). LNG port boosts German gas supplies. ecns.cn Germany took a huge step toward weaning itself off Russian natural gas on the weekend, with the opening of a floating facility that ensures it can import the fossil fuel by sea, from anywhere in the world.

_____ (2022-12-19). G7 Geniuses Shoot Both Feet with Oil Price Cap. journal-neo.org Okay, the message has become crystal clear now. The United States does not want Germany and the rest of Europe to become richer and prosperous anymore, powered by cheap Russian gas. It's a thing, you know? Getting at the competition. Strangely, ironically, or one might even say comically, India will now become far richer and …

Dr. Vladislav B. Sotirović (2022-12-19). Russia: From Boris Yeltsin to Vladimir Putin. globalresearch.ca

infobrics (2022-12-19). China-India Farm Cooperation Can Grow Amid Global Shortages. infobrics.org India is working on developing the "world's largest grain storage" program…

infobrics (2022-12-19). American coercive anti-Chinese diplomacy in Asia risks backfiring. infobrics.org US aggressive policies towards China are alienating its Indo-Pacific partners as most of them wish to continue to trade with China.

infobrics (2022-12-19). Lula Is Back on the International Stage, or Is He. infobrics.org Brazil transitioned from international stardom to relative seclusion over the last decade, after Jair Bolsonaro made an international pariah of his own country. Not surprisingly, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's electoral victory is expected to change his country's international presence radically…

____ (2022-12-19). Corruption (I): The Most Perpetratedand Least ProsecutedCrime. transcend.org 6 Dec 2022 – Transparency International's report, Exporting Corruption 2022, rates the performance of 47 leading global exporters, including 43 countries that are signatories to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development Anti-Bribery Convention, in cracking down on foreign bribery by companies from their countries.

Staff (2022-12-19). Venezuela Fiercely Rejects US Senates Passing of BOLIVAR Act. orinocotribune.com This Friday, December 16, the US Senate unanimously approved the Law to Prohibit Operations and Leasing with the Illegitimate Authoritarian Regime of Venezuela (BOLIVAR Act), presented by the ultra-conservative Floridian senator, Rick Scott. The discussion of the interventionist act in the lower house of the US Congress is still pending. | "The regulations prohibit federal agencies from doing business with anyone who supports the oppressive Maduro regime," reported the official website of Scott, who was one of the primary promoters of the law. Scott was joined by far-right Senator Marco Rubio as well as other far…

Staff (2022-12-19). NATO warplanes, carrier strike groups rehearse war in Mediterranean, Black Seas. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATOAllied Air CommandDecember 19, 2022 UK Fighters Cooperate with French Strike Group in the Eastern Mediterranean In a demonstration of Joint Air Power capability, Royal Air Force Typhoon fighter jets conducted Air Integration training with Rafale fighter jets alongside the Charles de Gaulle Carrier Strike Group on December 16. From their location in the Eastern …

teleSUR, ev, MER (2022-12-19). Zurda Infinita celebra tricampeonato mundial de Argentina. telesurtv.net Sorín y Morales resaltaron el trabajo realizado por la selección de Argentina para llevarse la tercer Copa del Mundo.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-12-19). Canadian Sanctions on Zimbabwe Launched after Failed NATO Plot to Install US Military Base. libya360.wordpress.com Christian Shingiro A Zimbabwean police officer and election official check a voter's ID, during 2008 election. Image Credit: Time Magazine A high-ranking member of the Zimbabwean Communist Party has exclusively informed The Canada Files of a Canadian-backed, NATO plot to put a US military base in Zimbabwe, which was thwarted in 2008. Canada has punished…

Staff (2022-12-19). Anatomía de la parada eterna del 'Dibu" cubadebate.cu No era la primera en el torneo, pero el momento la convierte en la más trascendente. El 'Dibu', el meta de Aston Villa, ya había salvado a Argentina en el último minuto del encuentro de octavos contra Australia en un remate de Kuol y repitió proeza en la tanda de penaltis frente a Países Bajos al detener los lanzamientos de Van Dijk y Berghuis.

Staff (2022-12-19). NATO precondition: Finland to boost arms deliveries for Turkey's endless war on Kurds. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Yle NewsDecember 19, 2022 Finland relaxing arms export rules to Turkey Finland plans to loosen its restrictive policies on arms exports to Turkey, reports Finnish news agency STT on Sunday. STT's report follows news that the defence ministry has given an "initial green light" to recent Turkish requests for arms exports. "It's possible that the …

Staff (2022-12-19). While others are preparing for their holidays, NATO is preparing for war in Black Sea. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATOAllied Air CommandDecember 16, 2022 Multinational force shields skies above Romania NATO has once again joined forces in the region to conduct a combined training event simulating an attack of air forces against NATO airspace and an airfield in particular. Italian Eurofighters stationed at the Romanian Air Base at Mihail KogƒÉlniceanu and the French MAMBA …

Staff (2022-12-19). Locura en las calles argentinas: Los hinchas de la albiceleste celebran la victoria (+Fotos y Video). cubadebate.cu Argentina está de fiesta tras conseguir este domingo el tercer campeonato mundial de su historia al imponerse a Francia 4-2 por penaltis. Después de una sufrida final en Catar, los argentinos salieron a las calles de todo el país a festejar el tan ansiado triunfo.

Brett Wilkins (2022-12-19). News Sites Took Nearly $1 Million From Consultant Pushing Power Companies' Agenda: Report. commondreams.org One climate writer said the new exposé, published by NPR and Floodlight, "pulls back the curtain on yet another insidious corporate strategy to erode the core tenets of democracy for profit."

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). Iran after a region free of nuclear weapons, Kharrazi says. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — Expressing Iran's readiness to return to its JCPOA obligations, the head of Iran's Foreign Policy Strategic Council said that for decades, Iran has been after a region free of nuclear weapons.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). Iran FM, Qatar diplomat confer on ties, JCPOA talks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — The Iranian foreign minister and the Qatari deputy foreign minister discussed bilateral relations and the latest situation of the JCPOA talks between Iran and the P4+1 on the removal of sanctions.

Kurt Nimmo (2022-12-19). Warmonger Henry Kissinger Worried About Thermonuclear War. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2022-12-19). U.S, ‚Ǩ100b European next-generation warplanes to carry U.S. nuclear warheads. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Defense PostDecember 16, 2022 France Confirms Contract to Develop Next-Gen Fighter Jet The French army on Friday officially awarded the contract to develop a new European combat jet…. French and German officials announced the deal last month…. European planemaker Airbus and France's Dassault Aviation, joined by Spain's Indra and a host of subcontractors, will collaborate …

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). IAEA delegation leave Tehran after holding talks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) technical team headed by Massimo Aparo, the agency's Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Safeguards left Tehran for Vienna on Monday after holding talks.

_____ (2022-12-19). Highway Workers Are Driving The Fight For Fair Pay. popularresistance.org Comprising over 4,000 miles of road, the strategic road network, consisting of England's motorways and major roads, carries around a third of all motor vehicle traffic in England. Those responsible for looking after this important road network, the National Highways workforce, are tasked with ensuring our major roads are dependable, durable, and—most importantly—safe. | Lisa Marshall, a PCS union rep and Highways worker in Yorkshire, joined the profession in 2016. With a substantial rise in the number of cars on the road, she says it's an incredibly important job. 'Traffic officers are normally the fi…

_____ (2022-12-19). Community Broadband's Broad Appeal. popularresistance.org Fairlawn, Ohio – There is a recent story out of Fairlawn, Ohio that perfectly illustrates the future of Internet access in this country. For years, the small town was at the whims of large, incumbent Internet providers. The Internet was so slow and unreliable that businesses threatened to relocate, jeopardizing the economic vitality of the area. The mayor, alongside city leaders and council members, realized that the various incumbent providers were not going to cooperate, and to save their city, they would need to build their own city-wide fiber-to-the-home network. | On this episode of Building Local Power, Chr…

_____ (2022-12-19). If The US Told Rwanda And Uganda To Get Out Of Congo, The War Would End. popularresistance.org The European Union has sanctioned five members of different armed groups operating in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), including the spokesman for the M23 militia. It did not, however, sanction Rwanda, Uganda or the Rwandan and Ugandan presidents, despite decades of UN Group of Experts reports that the militias operating in the eastern DRC are largely Rwandan and Ugandan, though they typically claim to be Congolese. I spoke to Nixon Katembo, Congolese journalist and executive producer with the South African Broadcasting Corporation, about the history of the conflict and the situation on the gro…

_____ (2022-12-19). How Argentina Has Been Trapped In Neocolonial Debt For 200 Years. popularresistance.org The deuda ("debt" in Spanish) is one of the most persistent elements in the two centuries of Argentina's history. It has conditioned the political life and the economy of the country like no other factor, for generations. | But this should not be confused with just any debt. The word deuda normally refers to the external debt (both public and private), a debt owed to foreign creditors. | Historically, the key aspect of the deuda is that it is based on a foreign currency, the world trade currency controlled by the ruling empire. It was once the British pound. Since 1944 it has largely been the US dollar. | The Uni…

_____ (2022-12-19). House Committee Wraps Up Historic Investigation Into Oil Industry. popularresistance.org Congressional investigators released a new set of documents that underscored the oil and gas industry's ongoing attempts to block climate policies and confuse the public about their long-term investments in fossil fuels. The latest tranche of documents caps off a nearly two-year investigation that appears set to come to an end with Republicans taking control of the House of Representatives in January. | On December 9, the U.S. House Oversight and Reform Committee published its latest set of documents as part of its ongoing investigation into the oil industry's history of climate denial and obfuscation. The docume…

_____ (2022-12-19). Minneapolis: Battle Against City Plans To Spread Arsenic Contamination. popularresistance.org Minneapolis, Minnesota – Roughly 100 East Phillips residents and supporters rallied at the Hennepin County courthouse, December 15, protest the city's East Phillips demolition plan and long legacy of systemic racism. | For generations, East Phillips residents have suffered from multiple sources of concentrated pollution, including toxic deposits of arsenic from a former pesticide factory. When the vacant Roof Depot warehouse came up for sale, the neighborhood developed plans to renovate the building into an urban farm and community hub. | But, despite proclamations of environmental justice, the city of Minneapoli…

Rania Khalek (2022-12-19). How US Freight Carriers Are Grinding Railway Workers to Exhaustion and Death. thealtworld.com Railroad workers are still fighting against the Biden/Congress pro-corporate imposed contract. The deal, which was rejected by over half of unionized rail workers, effectively denies their right to strike and collectively bargain. Following the vote, rallies have taken place across the country in solidarity with the rail workers. | Ross Grooters, working locomotive engineer and Co-chair of Railroad Workers United (RWU), explains the ongoing struggle and RWU's demand for public ownership of the railroads, instead of the billionaires.

teleSUR, DRL (2022-12-19). COP15 alcanza histórico acuerdo sobre biodiversidad. telesurtv.net Prevé la conservación de al menos el 30% de las tierras, las aguas continentales, las zonas costeras y los océanos.

____ (2022-12-19). China-built health facilities for Kuwait enter trail operation. ecns.cn Health facilities constructed by China Metallurgical Group Corporation were put into trail operation in Ahmadi, Kuwait, on Sunday.

Pepe Escobar (2022-12-19). Xi of Arabia and the Petroyuan Drive. dissidentvoice.org Xi Jinping has made an offer difficult for the Arabian Peninsula to ignore: China will be guaranteed buyers of your oil and gas, but we will pay in yuan. It would be so tempting to qualify Chinese President Xi Jinping landing in Riyadh a week ago, welcomed with royal pomp and circumstance, as Xi of …

____ (2022-12-19). Chinese localities prepare for peak of COVID-19 infections in January. ecns.cn Multiple places across China are anticipating and getting prepared to cope with the peak of COVID-19 infections in January, as a travel rush during the Chinese New Year holidays is expected to speed up the spread of the virus.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-12-19). The US is Using Africa as a Stepping Stone against China. libya360.wordpress.com Timur Fomenko US President Joe Biden with the leaders of the US-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, DC, on December 15, 2022 © Brendan SMIALOWSKI / AFP Washington's multi-billion-dollar investment pledge only exists because African nations are needed to counter Beijing's influence Last week, the Biden administration hosted a summit of African leaders in Washington, DC. The meeting, the…

____ (2022-12-19). China's ocean research drilling vessel takes shape. ecns.cn The main body of a Chinese ultra-deepwater research drilling vessel has taken shape in Guangzhou, south China's Guangdong Province, according to the China Science Daily on Monday.

Dave DeCamp (2022-12-19). Japan Says China Is Unprecedented 'Challenge' in National Security Strategy. news.antiwar.com Japan released a new military strategy on Friday that labeled China as an unprecedented "challenge" and outlined a major overhaul of Japan's military that marks the biggest shift away from Tokyo's post-World War II policy of pacifism. The strategy includes policies recently announced by Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, including the goal of increasing Japan's …

____ (2022-12-19). Key economic conference shows growth the priority of China in 2023. ecns.cn The two-day tone-setting central economic work conference held from Dec 15 to 16 showed China's priority is increasingly shifting to economic growth, media reported.

____ (2022-12-19). Hebei launches new multi-modal transport route to S Korea. ecns.cn A batch of goods arrived at Qinhuangdao Port by train from Shijiazhuang International Land Port on Sunday. The shipment is scheduled to head to Incheon, South Korea, via sea transport on Tuesday, marking the opening of a new multi-modal transport route connecting China with South Korea.

____ (2022-12-19). (100 great changes) Why marathon so popular in China. ecns.cn On November 6, 2022, the 40th Beijing Marathon started with a pistol shot. Facing the course of 42.2 kilometers, racers dashed from Tiananmen Square, running to the destination — the Landscape Avenue in the Olympic Park.

____ (2022-12-19). China delivers homegrown passenger jetliner to overseas client. ecns.cn China on Sunday delivered its homegrown regional jetliner, the ARJ21, to Indonesian airline TransNusa, marking the country's passenger jetliner entering overseas market for the first time.

____ (2022-12-19). UN recognizes China's vast restoration effort. ecns.cn The United Nations recognizes China's Shan-Shui Initiative as one of the world's 10 ground-breaking projects, honoured as World Restoration Flagship.

____ (2022-12-19). China raises 312 questions at the WTO over U.S.' unilateral trade practices. ecns.cn China has expressed concerns over some unilateral trade practices of the U.S. during the WTO's 15th Trade Policy Review of the U.S., raising 312 written questions to the U.S. based on WTO rules.

____ (2022-12-19). How British Colonialism Killed 100 Million Indians in 40 Years. transcend.org 2 Dec 2022 – Between 1880 to 1920, British colonial policies in India claimed more lives than all famines in the Soviet Union, Maoist China and North Korea combined.

Dave DeCamp (2022-12-19). House Republicans to Pressure Biden on China With New Panel. news.antiwar.com Republicans are forming a committee on China for when the GOP takes control of the House this January that will pressure the Biden administration to be more hawkish on China, Nikkei Asia reported on Monday. President Biden has pursued a hardline China policy by maintaining Trump-era tariffs, ramping up the economic pressure through sanctions, increasing …

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). Iran Embassy lodges complaint to Chinese officials: envoy. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — The Iranian ambassador to China says that the Embassy has lodged an official complaint to China over the recent joint statement by the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC) and China about the three Iranian islands.

teleSUR- hvh, JCM (2022-12-19). Rusia y China ejecutarán ejercicios navales conjuntos. telesurtv.net El ente castrense ruso precisó que el objetivo del ejercicio resulta reforzar la cooperación naval entre Rusia y China.

____ (2022-12-19). Suzhou business delegation receives nearly $6 billion Europe investment intention. ecns.cn A delegation of over 200 business executives and government officials led by the government of Suzhou, east China's Jiangsu Province, returned from Europe on Sunday.

____ (2022-12-19). (100 great changes) 5G apps thrive in China. ecns.cn Over the past three years, a total of 2.22 million 5G base stations have covered cities, suburbs, islands and deserts in China.

teleSUR, JGN (2022-12-19). Ataque de Ucrania contra hospital en Donetsk deja un muerto. telesurtv.net Pushilin detalló que tras la agresión del régimen de Kiev todos los pacientes del centro médico fueron evacuados.

____ (2022-12-19). Corruption (II): Europe Doing Nothing. transcend.org 7 Dec 2022 – Western Europe and the European Union remain the highest scoring regions in the world's corruption index; progress has halted and worrying signs of backsliding have emerged: Transparency International's 2021 Corruption Perceptions Index.

WSWS (2022-12-19). Michigan Medicine announces plan to acquire Sparrow Health in Lansing. wsws.org The merger of the two hospital systems in Michigan is part of the process of consolidation of the health care services industry into large enterprises worth tens of billions of dollars.

Shimbun Akahata (2022-12-19). Japanese government plans to steal health care money for military budget. peoplesworld.org TOKYO—Public hospital workers' unions on Dec. 9 held a press conference in the Labor and Welfare Ministry office building in the capital to protest against the plans of Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's government to use reserve funds held in public hospitals to finance its plan to raise military spending to 43 trillion yen ($314 billion …

Fight Back (2022-12-19). Some in the shadow, some in the sun: A roundup of the semi-finals of the soccer World Cup. fightbacknews.org Dallas, TX – "Football (Soccer) is a pleasure that hurts," said Eduardo Galeano, the Uruguayan journalist and writer. In many ways this statement is true. | Soccer is the most popular sport in the world, the most watched sport in the world as well as the most played sport in the world. An average estimate of about 3.5 billion are tuning in to watch this year's World Cup held in Qatar which is almost 45% of the world's population. The Super Bowl garners about a 100 million people on average; against the numbers of the Soccer World Cup there is no comparison. It is in many ways the working people's sport. Pla…

Dave DeCamp (2022-12-19). Israeli Airstrikes Hit Targets Near Damascus, Two Syrian Soldiers Wounded. news.antiwar.com Israeli airstrikes hit targets near the Syrian capital of Damascus on Monday night, wounding two Syrian soldiers, Syrian news agency SANA reported. The SANA report said some missiles were intercepted and that the strikes caused some damage but didn't specify what the targets were. It said the Israeli Air Force launched the airstrikes from over …

WSWS (2022-12-19). Wales agreement proposed by RMT union as template for betraying UK rail strike. wsws.org RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch is promoting the massively below inflation pay deal at Transport for Wales (TfW) with the Labour Party-controlled Welsh Assembly as an example of what is possible.

____ (2022-12-19). Asia feels the heat of U.S. inflation fight. ecns.cn The U.S. Federal Reserve's series of interest rate rises are forecast to crimp post-pandemic recovery across the Asia-Pacific region with the Fed seen to slow down exports and consumer demand, and further weaken Asian currencies.

WSWS (2022-12-19). Long live the memory of Comrade Keerthi Balasuriya (1948-1987). wsws.org This letter was sent by David North, the chairman of the WSWS International Editorial Board, to the Socialist Equality Party in Sri Lanka on the thirty-fifth anniversary of the death of Keerthi Balasuriya.

imperial.ac.uk (2022-12-19). Imperial engineering students awarded international robotics prize. imperial.ac.uk

____ (2022-12-19). The Christmas Truce of 1914 and Other Unlearned Lessons from WWI. transcend.org That spontaneous event, the Christmas Truce of 1914, was expressed in a variety of ways at a multitude of locations all along the 600 miles of trenches that stretched across France, but it was an event that would never again be duplicated in the history of warfare.

Staff (2022-12-19). Turkey arms Georgia for new Caucasus wars. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Georgian Ministry of DefenseDecember 18, 2022 The Republic of Turkey handed over various types of equipment to the Defense Forces of Georgia The Government of the Republic of Turkey has given various types of equipment to the Defense Forces of Georgia in order to improve the capabilities of aviation and air defense. The event was …

Anonymous103 (2022-12-19). Military Situation In Iraq On December 19, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). 31 Thai sailors missing after navy frigate sinks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — The Thai Navy says 31 sailors are missing after a warship carrying over 100 crew capsized and sank during a storm in the Gulf of Thailand.

____ (2022-12-19). The War Crime of Usurpation of Sovereignty by the US against the Hawaiian Islands since 1898. transcend.org 9 Dec 2022 – Usurpation of sovereignty during military occupation was listed as a war crime in a 1919 report by the Commission on Responsibilities of the Paris Peace Conference.

Anonymous103 (2022-12-19). Military Situation In Syria On December 19, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org

Jon Queally (2022-12-19). A 'Weak' Global Biodiversity Pact Approved at COP15 Despite Objections of African Nations. commondreams.org "This is an open invitation to greenwash," warned Greenpeace. "In its present shape, it won't halt biodiversity loss, much less reverse it."

____ (2022-12-19). World Health Organization Meets to Plot Censorship of "Misinformation" under International Pandemic Treaty. transcend.org 6 Dec 2022 – The unelected UN health agency inches closer toward being granted unprecedented, legally-binding censorship powers.

____ (2022-12-19). Peace or War: To Be Optimistic or Pessimistic about the Future of Humanity. transcend.org Realism has its own moral and intellectual properties and truth cannot be made truer simply by numbers and fake political statements. We, the People of globe have no passion for war; it is incompatible with human nature.

____ (2022-12-19). Environmental efforts bring rewards to all in Tibet. ecns.cn In 1993, the 300,000-square-kilometer Changtang Nature Reserve was established in Tibet, and further upgraded to a national nature reserve in 2000.

____ (2022-12-19). Escaping the MilitaryHealing the Virus of Violence. transcend.org Radical Peace presents the experiences of war resisters, deserters, and peace activists who are working to change our U.S. warrior culture. A young Buddhist novice contributed this account, which we then revised together.

WSWS (2022-12-19). Australia's housing crisis pushing thousands into poverty and homelessness. wsws.org Reports find homelessness is on the rise and housing affordability is the fastest rising risk factor for suicide.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). People in Kermanshah prapering for Yalda Night. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — People of Kermanshah are preparing for the Yalda Night; the longest night of the year when friends and family members get together to eat and read poems until well after midnight.

____ (2022-12-19). World Cup closing ceremony held in Qatar. ecns.cn Dancers perform during the closing ceremony of the FIFA World Cup 2022 at Lusail Stadium, Qatar, Dec. 18, 2022.

WSWS (2022-12-19). Talks continue between Unifor and Canadian National as contracts for 3,600 rail workers set to expire December 31. wsws.org In its latest bargaining update, Unifor asserted that talks with CN Rail are "productive" and "progressing well," but refused to provide details.

Editor (2022-12-19). Leonard Leo's latest Supreme Court play. mronline.org The conservative activist's dark money network is bankrolling groups pressing the high court to gut election, affirmative action, and discrimination laws.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). Two killed, 1 injured in shooting at Athens cafe. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — An unknown individual has opened fire in a cafe in Athens, killing two men and injuring one woman in what appeared to be a targeted shooting, Greek media reported on Monday.

WSWS (2022-12-19). Germany's Reichsbàºrger terrorist network and the fight against fascism. wsws.org More than people from the Reichsbàºrger (Citizens of the Reich) movement, against whom 3,000 police carried out the largest raid in the history of the Federal Republic of Germany, are accused of plotting a military coup to seize power and kill political opponents.

____ (2022-12-19). Ludwig van Beethoven (17 Dec 1770 — 26 Mar 1827). transcend.org Beethoven was a German composer and the predominant musical figure between the Classical and Romantic periods. His personal life was marked by a struggle against deafness, and some of his most important works were composed during the last 10 years of his life, when he was unable to hear.

Steven Day (2022-12-19). Judge the Far-Right by Their Hideous Heroes. commondreams.org Orbán, Rittenhouse, and the right's infatuation with the darkness.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). 2 passenger planes collided at South Korean Incheon Airport. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — Two passenger planes collided with each other at Incheon International Airport, west of Seoul, on Monday, the airport's operator said.

____ (2022-12-19). Judicial Coup in Argentina: Corrupt Judges Conspire with Media Oligarchs to Ban Cristina Kirchner from Office. transcend.org 9 Dec 2022 – Leaked messages show Argentina's corrupt judges and prosecutors conspired with right-wing media oligarchs to launch a judicial coup against left-wing ex President and current VP Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, sentencing her to six years in prison and banning her from running in the 2023 elections.

____ (2022-12-19). My Sweet Lord (Music Video of the Week). transcend.org This show was a tribute to George Harrison two years after his death. On guitar Eric Clapton, on the other guitar Harrison's son, on piano Paul McCartney, 1st drummer Ringo Star, on second Phil Collins, on guitar Tom Petty, on organ and vocals Billy Preston.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). Greece, Turkey reportedly hold secret talks in Brussels. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — Germany has hosted a secret meeting in Brussels between top foreign policy advisers to the leaders of Greece and Turkey for them to discuss the normalization of bilateral relations marred by years of unceasing tensions.

Frank Cappello (2022-12-19). THE AUDIT: Researching Your Campaign Electoral Focus. levernews.com

Staff (2022-12-19). Venezuela Fiercely Rejects US Senate's Passing of BOLIVAR Act. orinocotribune.com Caracas, December 18, 2022 ( "The regulations prohibit federal agencies from doing business with anyone wh…

____ (2022-12-19). They Continue to Run With This BS. smoothiex12.blogspot.com

Zeina Al-Shaib (2022-12-19). New York's winter triple-demic. america.cgtn.com Healthcare professionals around New York are overwhelmed.

teleSUR, MER, JGN (2022-12-19). øPor qué se estableció el Día Internacional del Migrante. telesurtv.net Este día tiene como fin destacar la importancia de los derechos humanos y libertades fundamentales que tienen los migrantes.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). Beautiful sceneries of autumn snow in N Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — Footage shows the eye-catching scenery of Chalus Road in Mazandaran Province covered with snow in autumn.

____ (2022-12-19). Argentine president thanks national soccer team for World Cup win. ecns.cn Argentine President Alberto Fernandez on Sunday thanked the national soccer team for winning the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Rav Arora (2022-12-19). The Bivalent Booster Disaster. globalresearch.ca

Jason Jones (2022-12-19). Community fights back as questions swirl around undemocratic library CEO search in Indianapolis. peoplesworld.org INDIANAPOLIS—The Indianapolis Marion County Public Library has spent the last year searching for the library system's next CEO. A private search consultancy firm, Bradbury Miller Associates, was hired, and a search committee comprising administration and staff was also put together. Until very recently, the candidates under consideration were kept secret, and people on the search …

Alejandro Marcó del Pont (2022-12-19). øUn nuevo reinicio mundial? globalizacion.ca La esperanza es como el sol. Si sólo crees cuando lo ves, nunca pasará la noche (Leia Organa). El mundo se estremeció el 24 de febrero cuando, al parecer, el final del juego se instaló abruptamente sobre la mesa. | El…

Editor (2022-12-19). The political economy of effective altruism. mronline.org If "what should I buy?" springs from the consumption portion of income, then "how should I give?" pertains to the portion not dedicated to current or future consumption. The first question would be asked by a citizen of the 99%, the second by a one-percenter.

teleSUR, JCM (2022-12-19). Explosión de camión cisterna deja 19 muertos en Afganistán. telesurtv.net La explosión se produjo en torno a las 20H30 de este sábado a consecuencia de la explosión de un camión cisterna que transportaba gasolina que circulaba por el túnel.

teleSUR, JGN (2022-12-19). Presidente de México desea que Argentina gane final de Qatar 2022. telesurtv.net La victoria de la albiceleste "sería un homenaje a Maradona, el deportista más comprometido con los cambios sociales y políticos en América Latina", dijo.

imperial.ac.uk (2022-12-19). Imperial expert to lead decarbonisation of power grid with £4m Leverhulme grant. imperial.ac.uk Professor Mark O'Malley has joined Imperial College London as the Leverhulme International Professor of Power Systems.

Jay Stanley (2022-12-19). Arming Robots Is Too Dangerous. commondreams.org Here are our guiding principles that communities and policymakers should follow when debating police robots.

Dana Sanchez (2022-12-19). Top Morgan Stanley Strategist Mike Wilson Explains Why He's Still Negative On Stocks. moguldom.com Prominent market bear Mike Wilson, the chief U.S. equity strategist for Morgan Stanley who accurately predicted this year‚Ä≤s stock sell-off, said the market has "run out of steam" and he expects the S&P 0 index to fall to the 3,000-3,300 level by the first quarter of 2023. At the current level of 3,852, the S&P would have …

Allen Forrest (2022-12-19). Holding Big Pharma Accountable. dissidentvoice.org The grand jury will investigate the potentially dangerous and deadly side effects the mRNA injections have had on Floridians. "DeSantis Announces Florida Grand Jury Investigation to Hold Vaccine Manufacturers Accountable," Florida Standard, 13 December 2022.

Editor (2022-12-19). Scott Ritter: A Lexicon for Disaster. scheerpost.com

Friends of Christmas (2022-12-19). Sunday 12/25: Santa Cruz Community Christmas Dinner. indybay.org Clock Tower in Downtown Santa Cruz | (Pacific Avenue at Water Street)…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). Iran, Nicaragua ministers discuss bilateral cooperation. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — Iranian energy minister in a meeting with Nicaraguan Foreign Minister Denis Moncada stressed the need for developing Tehran-Managua cooperation in different fields including energy and economy.

Staff (2022-12-19). Tercer día consecutivo sin que la Unión Eléctrica pronostique apagones por déficit. cubadebate.cu Se estima para la hora pico una disponibilidad de 2946 MW y una demanda máxima de 2820 MW, para una reserva de 126 MW, por lo que de mantenerse las condiciones previstas no se pronostican afectaciones al servicio por déficit de capacidad, aunque se trabaja con bajos niveles de reserva en este horario.

teleSUR, odr, JCM (2022-12-19). Conferencia de la ONU sobre Biodiversidad busca acuerdos finales. telesurtv.net Los presentes en la conferencia están trabajando para frenar la destrucción del hábitat, la contaminación y la crisis climática.

Julia Conley (2022-12-19). Upending of Daily Life During Pandemic Led to Traumatic Stress Among US Mothers: Study. commondreams.org Due to a variety of factors, researchers said, "mothers may be particularly susceptible to psychological stress effects from the Covid-19 pandemic."

imperial.ac.uk (2022-12-19). First-line defences against COVID-19 are short-lived and may explain reinfection. imperial.ac.uk

____ (2022-12-19). The Poetic Science of the Aurora Borealis. transcend.org "And now commenced a display which baffles all description."

WSWS (2022-12-19). This week in history: December 19-25. wsws.org

John W. Whitehead, Nisha Whitehead (2022-12-19). Yes, Jesus Would Have Been Branded a Domestic Extremist Today. dissidentvoice.org When the song of the angels is stilled, when the star in the sky is gone, when the kings and princes are home, when the shepherds are back with their flocks, the work of Christmas begins: to find the lost, to heal the broken, to feed the hungry, to release the prisoner, to rebuild the …

teleSUR, JDO (2022-12-19). Venezuela condena intento de EE.UU. de vulnerar sus derechos. telesurtv.net Cancillería de Venezuela rechaza proyecto de ley que busca mantener las medidas de presión impuestas por Washington, además de ofender al pueblo y a Simón Bolívar.

Sandra Russo (2022-12-19). Argentina: La Copa después de la campaña del desánimo. globalizacion.ca De la nada, de la crisis, de la grieta, del desánimo, del boicot, de los negocios políticos que el poder real hace con las emociones populares como mercancías, salió de pronto esta fiesta popular que nos hincha el pecho y…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). Fire engulfs shopping mall in Occupied Palestine. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — A fire flamed in a shopping mall in Modi'in-Maccabim-Re'ut city in the Palestinian Occupied territories.

teleSUR, JDO (2022-12-19). Presidente Bolivia alerta sobre racismo y separatismo de élites. telesurtv.net Manifestó a cadetes graduados que son herederos de los militares patriotas, del pueblo y de la consolidación del Estado boliviano.

Jorge Elbaum (2022-12-19). Razones de la aversión neoliberal al seleccionado, a Messi y a las celebraciones populares. globalizacion.ca La alegría y el entusiasmo multitudinario por la obtencipón de la Copa Mundial de Fútbol generan incomodidad y desconfianza entre los sectores oligárquicos de la Argentina. Les provoca un profundo fastidio asociado a una recóndita incomprensión del festejo. øQué podrían…

WSWS (2022-12-19). Vote "No" on UAW-backed sellout deal! Build rank-and-file committees to expand and win the UC strike! wsws.org The University of California Rank-and-File Strike Committee (UCRFSC) is calling on 36,000 teaching assistants, student researchers and other workers to reject the five-year deals being pushed by the United Auto Workers bureaucracy…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). United States decline imminent, Nicaragua FM says. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — Saying that the decline of the US is imminent, Nicaraguan Foreign Minister Denis Moncada noted that the world is changing its new goal and is on the threshold of multilateralism.

Editor (2022-12-19). Teaching Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's The Gulag Archipelago in Prison. scheerpost.com

Jon Queally (2022-12-19). WATCH LIVE: Criminal Referrals for Trump Expected During Final Jan. 6 Committee Hearing. commondreams.org "I think you have to be treated like any other American who breaks the law, and that is, you have to be prosecuted," said one member of the panel on Sunday.

WSWS (2022-12-19). Global Workers' Inquest survey exposes the ongoing impact of the pandemic in US schools. wsws.org The survey exposes how the total abandonment of all public health measures by the political establishment has had enormous and ongoing impact in the schools including mass infection, long-term illness, death and social crisis.

Txente Rekondo (2022-12-19). La estrategia de Qatar para asentar su poder. globalizacion.ca Qatar es un joven y pequeño estado que en poco tiempo se ha convertido en un actor fundamental e influyente en la región y a nivel mundial. | A día de hoy se considera como el país más rico del mundo,…

Staff (2022-12-19). Presidente de Cuba recibió a canciller de Kenya. cubadebate.cu El presidente de Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel, recibió al canciller de Kenya Alfred Mutua, durante un encuentro en que ambas partes ratificaron la voluntad de fortalecer las relaciones. En el Palacio de la Revolución el mandatario ratificó al secretario del Gabinete para Asuntos Exteriores y de la Diáspora keniano la disposición de ampliar los intercambios con la nación africana.

Editor (2022-12-19). Jose Maria Sison, founding chair of the Communist Party of the Philippines. mronline.org The greatest Filipino of the past century bereaved us peacefully.

teleSUR, JDO (2022-12-19). Chile reporta menos incendios forestales pero mayor devastación. telesurtv.net Fuerzas especializadas hacen frente a seis incendios activos, la mayor parte de ellos en Valparaíso y en la Región Metropolitana.

Nauman Sadiq (2022-12-19). Why Pakistan's Deep State Tried to Assassinate Imran Khan? dissidentvoice.org On November 3, a spine-chilling assassination attempt was mounted on Pakistan's most charismatic and popular political leader, Imran Khan, while he was addressing a political rally in Wazirabad, a small town near the capital of Pakistan's Punjab province, Lahore. As corroborated by eye witness accounts, there were two shooters. One of them was an amateur …

Stephen Sefton (2022-12-19). Media Reporting, Justice and "Induced Political Dementia" globalresearch.ca

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). Three Jordanian police killed during raid on hideout in Maan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — Three Jordanian police personnel were killed in a raid on the hideout of the suspected killers of a policeman in the southern city of Maan, a police statement said.

Katie Hoeppner (2022-12-19). Your Guide to Discussing the Right to Seek Asylum at the Dinner Table. aclu.org For the past several years, a patchwork of policies have illegally restricted people fleeing persecution from seeking safety at the U.S.-Mexico border. The ACLU recently won a critical

Staff (2022-12-19). Ballet Nacional de Cuba abrirá 2023 con La magia de la danza. cubadebate.cu El Ballet Nacional de Cuba (BNC) anunció el inicio del próximo año 2023 con nuevas funciones de La magia de la danza en la sala Avellaneda del Teatro Nacional, en esta capital.El 1 de enero ofrecerá una gala por el aniversario 66 del triunfo de la Revolución en la isla caribeña, presentación que se extenderá a los días 6, 7 y 8 de enero.

____ (2022-12-19). Beijing records two COVID-related deaths. ecns.cn Beijing reported two death cases related to COVID-19 on Sunday, the data on the National Health Commission website showed early Monday.

Staff (2022-12-19). Canciller cubano destaca prioridad de vínculos con islas del Pacífico. cubadebate.cu El canciller de Cuba, Bruno Rodríguez, destacó los vínculos de la isla caribeña con los pequeños estados insulares del océano Pacífico. Rodríguez divulgó en Twitter un mensaje de celebración por el aniversario 20 del establecimiento de relaciones diplomática con Islas Salomón, nación con la que existen vínculos ejemplares de amistad, cooperación y solidaridad.

teleSUR, JCM (2022-12-19). Tiroteo deja al menos seis muertos en el norte de Canadá. telesurtv.net La policía canadiense confirmó que el sospechoso murió después de una enfrentamiento con las fuerzas de seguridad en el lugar de la masacre.

teleSUR, JCM (2022-12-19). Al menos ocho policías muertos tras atentado en norte de Irak. telesurtv.net La bomba explotó al pasó de un convoy policial cerca de la aldea de Safra, distrito de Hawija, en el suroeste de Kirkuk. Otros tres policías resultaron heridos.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). 5 people killed in horrendous condo shooting in Canada. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — Five people were killed in a shooting at a condominium in a Toronto suburb Sunday night, police said.

teleSUR, odr, JDO (2022-12-19). Reportan cuatro nuevos casos de cólera en República Dominicana. telesurtv.net Se trata de cuatro pacientes de sexo masculinos de , 30, 23 y cuatro años de edad, todos de nacionalidad dominicana.

teleSUR, hvh, JCM (2022-12-19). Ghana suspende pago de deudas externas ante crisis económica. telesurtv.net El organismo financiero señaló que "la suspensión de los pagos es una medida extraordinaria provisional".

teleSUR, JGN (2022-12-19). Presidente de México supervisa obras hidráulicas en Sinaloa. telesurtv.net El gobernante mexicano estuvo acompañado por el secretario de la Defensa Nacional, Luis Cresencio Sandoval, y el gobernador de Sinaloa, Rubén Rocha.

teleSUR, JDO (2022-12-19). Reportan sismo de magnitud 5.3 en Tumaco, Colombia. telesurtv.net Hasta el momento no hay daños o víctimas. Su epicentro se estimó en un área del océano Pacífico. Se sintió en varias provincias ecuatorianas.

teleSUR, odr, JDO (2022-12-19). UE logra acuerdo sobre sistema de comercio de emisiones. telesurtv.net Según lo acordado, para 2030 debe haber una reducción de 62 por ciento en las emisiones en comparación con los niveles de 2005.

Editor (2022-12-19). Chris Hedges: Teaching Solzhenitsyn's Gulag Archipelago in Prison. scheerpost.com

____ (2022-12-19). Vandana Shiva: Bill Gates Is Promoting 'Surveillance Agriculture'. transcend.org 5 Dec 2022 – Vandana Shiva and Russell Brand discussed the history of agriculture, the role of Big Food in the current global cost-of-living crisis and how Gates is promoting "basically a surveillance agriculture."

Staff (2022-12-19). Imputan a Donald Trump cuatro cargos penales. cubadebate.cu La comisión especial de la Cámara de Representantes que investiga el asalto al Capitolio del 6 de enero de 2021 ha aprobado solicitar la imputación del expresidente Donald Trump por tres delitos: incitar o ayudar a una insurrección, obstrucción de un procedimiento oficial del Congreso, conspiración para engañar al Estado y conspiración para dar falso testimonio.

____ (2022-12-19). The Forgotten Journalists (Part 1): The Assassination of Shireen Abu Akleh. transcend.org The Targeted, Governmental Extrajudicial Execution of Journalists Who Are Classified as Personae Non Gratae and Enemies of the State…

Colin Staub (2022-12-19). NLRB says labor law-breaking bosses owe more than just lost wages. peoplesworld.org Losing a job is a financial blow that extends beyond lost wages. Sudden unemployment can mean taking on credit card debt, losing the ability to pay a mortgage, and racking up medical bills. But if it turns out the termination was illegal, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) typically limits financial damages to wages and …

____ (2022-12-19). Metaverse to usher in golden era of innovation. ecns.cn Discussion of the tech buzzword "metaverse" has been going on for some time, with the focus chiefly on its application in virtual games, online retail and social media.

Staff (2022-12-19). Una polémica jugada pudo arrebatarle la final del Mundial a la Argentina. cubadebate.cu La final del Mundial Qatar 2022 entre Argentina y Francia, épica por donde se la mire, dejó una polémica que pudo cambiado el desenlace de esta dramática definición y que nadie, ni siquiera el árbitro polaco Szymon Marciniak, logró percibir en el momento en que sucedió.

Staff (2022-12-19). Visita Cuba primer ministro de la Mancomunidad de Las Bahamas, Philip Davis. cubadebate.cu El primer ministro de la Mancomunidad de Las Bahamas, Philip Davis, iniciará este lunes 19 de diciembre una visita oficial a Cuba. Así lo informó el Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores. Según una nota del organismo, Philip Davis, en su estancia en La Habana, sostendrá conversaciones con autoridades cubanas y realizará otras actividades de interés.

Editor (2022-12-19). What took them so long? New York Times, Guardian finally call for Assange's freedom. mronline.org At long last, these publications have acknowledged that the material published by Assange was of vital public interest and importance, noting that what he released "disclosed corruption, diplomatic scandals and spy affairs on an international scale" and "decisions that cost the country most heavily in lives and money."

teleSUR, JDO (2022-12-19). Emisiones de volcán ecuatoriano Cotopaxi superan mil metros de altura. telesurtv.net Continúa monitoreo del cono, segundo más alto de Ecuador y uno de los más peligrosos del mundo. Rige alerta amarilla en su perímetro.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). Iran among top 5 in Red Crescent and Red Cross in world. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — The head of Iran's ed Crescent Society said that his society is among the top five Red Cross and Red Crescent countries out of 192 countries in the world.

Anonymous Contributor (2022-12-19). Far-Right Drowned Out By Brockville Community in Ontario. itsgoingdown.org Report back from community defense of a drag story-hour in so-called Brockville, Ontario. Originally posted to Gay Mafia Protection Racket. Like the world's worst game of whack-a-mole, we were out again yesterday, December 17, in Brockville, Ontario to protect a drag story hour at their local library. And once again, we outnumbered them from the…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). Hungarian FM says price cap is harmful and dangerous. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Economic Relations Peter Szijjarto believes that EU energy ministers will approve the highly-anticipated cap on gas prices on Monday.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). Fire breaks out in residential building in Georgia's Batumi. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — Massive fire broke out in a restaurant located on the top floor of a residential high-rise building in the Georgian city of Batumi.

WSWS (2022-12-19). Australia: Major construction firm Clough collapses, placing thousands of jobs in jeopardy. wsws.org The company is yet another casualty of the deepening crisis engulfing Australia's construction industry, which has seen a plethora of building firms go to the wall over the past year…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). Iran ready to cooperate with neighbors in all fields. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister says that Tehran is ready to hold a joint meeting of foreign and defense ministers between Iran and the Persian Gulf states and other neighboring countries.

Fight Back (2022-12-19). FRSO: The contributions of Comrade Jose Ma. Sison will live forever! fightbacknews.org To: Communist Party of the Philippines | From: Freedom Road Socialist Organization | Dear Comrades, | It is with great sorrow that we learned of the passing of Comrade Jose Ma. Sison. The Freedom Road Socialist Organization extends our sincere condolences to Ka Joma's many comrades, friends, Ka Julieta de Lima and his entire family. He will be missed wherever working and oppressed people are striving for their emancipation. We mourn the departure of a true titan in the world communist movement. | As a founder of the Communist Party of the Philippines and the New People's Army, Comrade Sison made tremendous contr…

teleSUR, JGN (2022-12-19). Presidente de Bolivia expresa apoyo a la libertad de Assange. telesurtv.net En la reunión, el presidente habló de las graves implicaciones para la libertad de prensa si Assange es extraditado a los EE.UU.

Julia Conley (2022-12-19). UK Court Upholds 'Inhumane' Plan to Send Asylum-Seekers to Rwanda. commondreams.org "People will not stand by and watch this government treat refugees like human cargo," said one rights groups.

WSWS (2022-12-19). In Memory of Keerthi Balasuriya. wsws.org This tribute was written by David North and originally posted on the WSWS in December 2007 to mark the twentieth anniversary of the death of Keerthi Balasuriya.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). 475K liters of smuggled fuel seized in Persian Gulf. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — The border guard commander of Horrmozgan province in the south of Iran reported that a vessel carrying 475,000 liters of smuggled fuel was seized in the Persian Gulf.

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2022-12-19). How the Wrong Dietary Fat Can Wreck Your Health. globalresearch.ca

teleSUR- hvh, JCM (2022-12-19). Canciller nicaragàºense culmina visita oficial a Irán. telesurtv.net Moncada afirmó durante el Tercer Foro de Diálogo de Teherán que "EE.UU. y su hegemonía están en un fuerte declive".

____ (2022-12-19). Daniel Ellsberg: Indict Me Too. transcend.org 7 Dec 2022 – Daniel Ellsberg has called on the U.S. to indict him for having the same unauthorized possession of classified material as Julian Assange. Ellsberg follows the Cryptome.org founder who has also invited prosecution.

Monet Bailey (2022-12-19). Researchers identify origins of Langerhans cell histiocytosis in children. healtheuropa.com The origins of Langerhans cell histiocytosis have been identified by researchers from Karolinska Institutet in collaboration with Karolinska University Hospital. Langerhans cell histiocytosis is a serious type of cancer-like disease that mainly affects children and can be fatal in severe cases. Around five to ten children are diagnosed with the condition in Sweden every year, …

Khaled Mouammar (2022-12-19). 500,000 Internally Displaced Palestinian Citizens of Israel Prevented from Returning to Their Villages. globalresearch.ca

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). North Korea conducts trials of intelligence satellite. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — On Sunday, North Korea conducted trials related to the final stage of developing a military intelligence satellite, the media sources reported on Monday.

____ (2022-12-19). Inculcating the "Military Virtues": The Pentagon's Predatory Role in U.S. High Schools. transcend.org On 11 Dec, the New York Times broke a front-page story about "J.R.O.T.C," described as "a program funded by the U.S. military designed to teach leadership skills, discipline, and civil values — and to open students' eyes to the idea of a military career…" If peace education programs can be combined with civilian job training and public advocacy efforts, we might finally see a real challenge to the ongoing militarization of the schools.

Staff (2022-12-19). Astrónomos canadienses encuentran dos mundos de agua a 218 años luz de la Tierra. cubadebate.cu Astrónomos de la Universidad de Montreal, Canadá, lideraron una investigación que encontró evidencia de que dos exoplanetas que orbitan alrededor de una estrella enana roja son "mundos de agua".Estos sorprendentes planetas donde el agua constituye una gran fracción de su volumen están ubicados en un sistema planetario a 218 años luz de distancia.

BayArea4Iran (2022-12-19). Saturday 12/17: Freedom March & Rally for IRAN: "Woman, Life, Freedom!" indybay.org San Jose City Hall | 200 E Santa Clara Street | San Jose, CA 95113…

____ (2022-12-19). First organ donation between mainland and HK saves 4-month old baby. ecns.cn A medical team of the Hong Kong Children's Hospital successfully transplanted a heart donated from the mainland to a 4-month-old baby in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on Saturday.

Alasdair Baverstock (2022-12-19). United 2026, a continental World Cup. america.cgtn.com "United 2026" may be a return to a summer World Cup, but it brings its own set of changes to the event.

Jason Garcia (2022-12-19). DeSantis Leaves Floridians At The Mercy Of His Insurance Donors. levernews.com

Caoimhghin àì Croidheáin (2022-12-19). A Poem for Christmas: Christmas Revels (1838). globalresearch.ca

Staff (2022-12-19). Portuarios pasa la escoba sobre Centrales y se consolida en zona de clasificación. cubadebate.cu Los Portuarios aumentaron hoy su presión sobre los Centrales, al derrotarlos con pizarra de 13×9. Los Portuarios conectaron 19 hits, siete extrabases, seis dobles, un triple y 13 carreras, para conseguir su triunfo ante los Centrales, quienes solo pegaron 10 sencillos frente a cuatro lanzadores.El lanzador abridor Yadián Martínez trabajó para ocho carreras, siete limpias.

____ (2022-12-19). Battleground for postgraduates expands. ecns.cn A total of 4.57 million candidates signed up for the national postgraduate entrance exam this year, almost double the amount in 2018 when there were 2.38 million.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). Iraqi soil must not be used by any group to attack Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — The Iraqi Foreign Minister emphasized that Iran must not be threatened from Iraqi soil by the armed groups based in the Kurdistan Region.

____ (2022-12-19). Medicine shortages fire spirit of sharing. ecns.cn Residents of Beijing are helping each other cope with temporary shortages of medicine and supplies as the capital faces a rapid wave of COVID-19 infections.

____ (2022-12-19). Journalism Defenders Push for Passage of 'Game-Changing' PRESS Act. transcend.org 7 Dec 2022 – "The PRESS Act is the most important free press legislation in modern times because it would finally stop the government from spying on journalists and threatening them with arrest for doing their jobs," explained one advocate.

teleSUR, mcs, MER (2022-12-19). Conoce 10 palabras que el idioma español heredó del árabe. telesurtv.net La Real Academia Española refiere que 4.000 palabras del habla hispana tienen sus orígenes en la etimología árabe.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). 8 killed, 23 injured in bus collision in Pakistan's Punjab. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — Eight people were killed and several injured after two buses collided in Punjab, Pakistan on Monday, local media reported.

WSWS (2022-12-19). Striking CNH workers speak from the pickets: "We need to fight like a united movement of workers" wsws.org While CNH workers have been determined to strike, the UAW held a phony rally of union bureaucrats from across the Midwest even as it isolates the striking workers.

Staff (2022-12-19). Sancti Spíritus: Ejecutan nuevo Parque Fotovoltaico con capacidad para generar 2,2 Mw. cubadebate.cu En aras del desarrollo de nuevas fuentes renovables de energía, en Sancti Spíritus, se trabaja hoy en el montaje del octavo Parque Fotovoltaico en el sureño municipio de Trinidad. El nuevo emplazamiento con capacidad para generar 2,2 megawatts (Mw) se ubica en la zona de Los Cristales en los límites con Casilda y estará sincronizado SEN.

C.J. Atkins (2022-12-19). Jan. 6 Committee's final verdict: Prosecute Trump. peoplesworld.org Donald Trump committed multiple crimes when he attempted to overthrow the government on Jan. 6, 2021, and for that, he must be charged by the Justice Department. That was the recommendation that came from the House Select Committee investigating the Trump coup when it wrapped up its probe on Monday. "I think the president has …

Staff (2022-12-19). El tiempo: Nublado y algunas lluvias en el occidente. cubadebate.cu Estará con predominio de nublados en la región occidental y parcialmente nublado en el norte central, con algunas lluvias hasta el anochecer. En el resto del archipiélago amanecerá con poca nubosidad, y desde el final de la mañana estará parcialmente nublado con escasas lluvias.

teleSUR, DRL (2022-12-19). Rusia y Belarús discuten sobre asuntos de interés internacional. telesurtv.net Ambos países conforman una unidad económica internacional y mantienen estrecha coincidencia en los asuntos regionales.

Staff (2022-12-19). Talk World Radio: Ilan Pappe on the Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine. davidswanson.org

Sarah Anderson (2022-12-19). 10 Ways We Helped Dent Inequality in 2022. commondreams.org The surge in worker organizing and the growing rejection of trickle-down myths provide a strong foundation for building the just, equitable, and sustainable economy we need.

____ (2022-12-19). Argentina wins World Cup final after 36 years. ecns.cn Argentina defeated two time champions France in penalties in FIFA World Cup 2022. This has happened for the first time after 36 years.

Eddie Conway, Maximillian Alvarez (2022-12-19). The holidays are the most painful time of year to be behind bars. therealnews.com After spending multiple years socially distancing and taking other measures to mitigate the spread COVID-19, millions around the country have found a renewed appreciation for seeing and being with loved ones during the holiday season. For those who are locked away in prisons and jails, however, the dehumanizing separation from family, friends, and community will continue. Having spent 44 years as a political prisoner, TRNN Executive Producer Eddie Conway has an intimate knowledge of just how painful the holidays are for incarcerated people and why suicides, violence, and depression spike for prisoners this…

Staff (2022-12-19). Díaz- Canel agradece apoyo de Partido Comunista Francés. cubadebate.cu El presidente de Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel, recibió a Fabien Roussel, secretario nacional del Partido Comunista Francés, y agradeció las acciones sistemáticas de esa organización contra el bloqueo económico, comercial y financiero impuesto por Estados Unidos. Díaz-Canel calificó la visita de la delegación como "un hecho de valentía", en medio de tantas adversidades.

Brett Wilkins (2022-12-19). 'Time to Prosecute': Jan. 6 Panel Unanimously Refers Trump to DOJ for Criminal Charges. commondreams.org "The Justice Department must apply the same standard of law to Donald Trump as they would to any citizen," said Rep. Adam Schiff, a committee member. "That's what Attorney General Garland promised to do. And the country will hold the department to it."

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). 3rd Tehran Dialogue Forum kicks off. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — The third edition of the Tehran Dialogue Forum kicked off in the Iranian capital on Monday morning with the presence of Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian.

WSWS (2022-12-19). Britain's High Court rules asylum deportations to Rwanda legal. wsws.org The High Court has crossed a Rubicon with today's judgment. Its endorsement of the "Rwanda solution" is a milestone in the assault on democratic rights, above all the right to asylum.

CA PPC (2022-12-19). Thursday 12/15: CA Poor People's Campaign Year in Review w/ speakers Rep. Barbara Lee & Rev. Dr. Theoharis. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

Staff (2022-12-19). Qué trae la prensa cubana, lunes 19 de diciembre de 2022. cubadebate.cu

teleSUR, JGN (2022-12-19). Canciller de Namibia arriba a Venezuela para visita oficial. telesurtv.net El mandatario venezolano concedió el 3 de marzo de 2021 a Nandi Ndaitwah la Orden Francisco de Miranda como reconocimiento a su lucha por la independencia de la nación surafricana.

Editor (2022-12-19). Dangerous "Kids Online Safety Act" Does Not Belong in Must-Pass Legislation. scheerpost.com

teleSUR, JCM (2022-12-19). Corea del Norte continúa realizando pruebas de misiles balísticos. telesurtv.net La prueba de este domingo se produce luego de que Washington haya decidido lanzar una nueva unidad de sus fuerzas espaciales en Corea del Sur.

____ (2022-12-19). The World — Real or Digital. transcend.org The world around us that we can see or even unable to see is the real world. Here you may see a few people walking, working or eating together. In the digital world we get interesting glimpses of different activities being performed. These may include women in sparkling dresses walking on the ramp; or children playing various games or just rapidly exiting from the classroom when the bell rings.

WSWS (2022-12-19). NHS nurse and ambulance strikes face UK government, army and sellout by union leaders. wsws.org The strikes take place despite the efforts of the trade union bureaucracy to reach a sellout agreement with the government.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). Tehran to host 22nd Intl. Home Appliance Expo. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — The 22nd International Home Appliance Manufacturers Exhibition, also known as HAMEX, is scheduled to be held at Tehran's International Fairground on Dec. 20-23.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-12-19). News Reporting, Justice and Induced Dementia. libya360.wordpress.com Stephen Sefton People who have had to care for elderly loved ones who suffer from the terrible disease of dementia commonly find during this experience that our loved ones can hold grammatically correct but completely meaningless conversations. These may be with imaginary people, about non-existent situations, or recalling events that never happened. The conversation sounds…

teleSUR -JDO (2022-12-19). Felicitan a Argentina por su tercera Copa Mundial de fútbol. telesurtv.net Desde líderes políticos como Alberto Fernández y Nicolás Maduro hasta astros del balompié, como Pelé, todos felicitaron a Argentina por su tercera consagración.

____ (2022-12-19). U.S. extends tariff exclusions on 352 Chinese goods for nine months. ecns.cn The U.S.'latest move in extending tariff exclusions on 352 Chinese import categories has sent positive signs as it is beneficial to normalizing bilateral trade and helping trade ties get back on a normal track.

Staff (2022-12-19). La FEU cumple 100 años, y con Matemática y conocimiento le rendimos homenaje. cubadebate.cu Mañana 20 de diciembre de 2022 la Federación Estudiantil Universitaria (FEU) llega a sus 100 años de fundada, y tendrá lugar la culminación de su X Congreso. Vamos a ejercitar la Matemática asociada a su historia de manera certera y creativa.

Sarah Anderson (2022-12-19). The Top 10 Inequality Victories of 2022. inequality.org

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). Handicrafts exhibition in Iran's Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province of Iran is hosting a handicrafts exhibition until December 20. Some 30 booths from all cities of the province are to showcase their handicraft products.

Staff (2022-12-19). Tasas vigentes en el mercado cambiario cubano este lunes 19 de diciembre. cubadebate.cu Con el objetivo de mantener informados a sus lectores, Cubadebate comparte las tasas de cambio para diferentes divisas extranjeras vigentes este lunes 19 de diciembre en el mercado cambiario del país.

____ (2022-12-19). 11 people seriously injured amid turbulence on Hawaii flight. ecns.cn Eleven people were seriously injured when a flight to Hawaii was rocked by severe turbulence on Sunday about 30 minutes outside Honolulu, the Honolulu Emergency Medical Services said in a statement.

Contributing Writers (2022-12-19). (Protect) women and children first. marktaliano.net

teleSUR, mv, MER (2022-12-19). Zurda Infinita analiza partido por tercer lugar de Qatar 2022. telesurtv.net Destacaron el desempeño de las selecciones de Croacia y Marruecos durante el encuentro.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). AHF hails Iran woman's handball team. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — Asian Handball Federation (AHF) has lauded Iran's female handball players for being qualified for the world championship.

Slingshot collective (2022-12-19). Sunday 1/8: Slingshot new volunteer meeting / article brainstorm for issue #137. indybay.org Long Haul infoshop – 3124 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley, CA 94705 – 510 540 0751 – 2 blocks from Ashby BART – corner of Shattuck and Woolsey across from La Pena…

Prabhat Patnaik (2022-12-19). On income and wealth inequality. mronline.org THE fact that income and wealth inequalities have increased quite dramatically under the neo-liberal regime is beyond dispute. The empirical work by Piketty's team bears out the increase in income inequality. They use income tax data to infer about the share of the top 1 per cent of the population of a country in its national income.

teleSUR, JCM (2022-12-19). Bombardeo de Ucrania en Bélgorod, Rusia, deja un muerto. telesurtv.net El gobernador de la provincia rusa de Bélgorod, Viacheslav Gladkov, informó de al menos un muerto y cinco heridos por la caída de proyectiles en este territorio fronterizo con Ucrania.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). Iran ready for reopening embassies whenever Riyadh ready. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian says that Iran is ready to normalize ties with Saudi Arabia and reopen the embassies whenever Riyadh is ready.

Monet Bailey (2022-12-19). A wearable skin patch monitors haemoglobin levels in deep tissues. healtheuropa.com A team of engineers have designed a wearable skin patch using a photoacoustic sensor to help clinicians monitor haemoglobin levels. Engineers from the University of California San Diego, have developed a wearable skin patch that monitors biomolecules in deep tissues, including haemoglobin. This gives medical professionals access to information that could help identify life-threatening conditions …

Fight Back (2022-12-19). Racine, WI: Labor and community turn out to support striking UAW Local 180 workers. fightbacknews.org Racine, Wisconsin – On December 17, union members and supporters rallied in support of UAW Local 180 members who have been on strike at Case New Holland Industrial (CNHi) since May. The Racine workers are demanding the large multinational agricultural equipment corporation give workers a better contract as the company hauls in record profits. | UAW 180 President Yasin Mahdi spoke to the crowd of supporters, calling out the company for cutting off health insurance to striking workers' families. | Local unions and labor groups delivered thousands of items to the rally to support striking workers and their families…

teleSUR, jap, JCM (2022-12-19). Argentina gana el Mundial de Qatar 2022 en la tanda de penaltis. telesurtv.net La Albiceleste mostró una superioridad absoluta sobre La tricolor durante casi todo el partido y hace realidad el sueño de levantar su tercera Copa Mundial.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). Iran condoles with Afghanistan on deadly Tunnel blast. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — The Iranian foreign ministry spokesman offered condolences to Afghanistan over the deadly explosion in a tunnel on Monday.

Dan Williams (2022-12-19). Messi achieves his World Cup dream. america.cgtn.com Argentina is celebrating a third World Cup.

teleSUR, hvh, JCM (2022-12-19). Naufragio de barco militar tailandés deja 31 desaparecidos. telesurtv.net La Armada precisó en su cuenta de Twitter que a las 12.00 (hora local) habían sido rescatados 75 de los 106 tripulantes.

Staff (2022-12-19). Video clip Silencio de Joseph Ros, Premio Lucas 2022. cubadebate.cu El video clip Silencio, del cubano Joseph Ros interpretado por Luna Manzanares y Omara Portuondo, se alzó con el Premio Lucas al Video del año 2022. La gala fue celebrada este domingo en el teatro Lázaro Peña, Ros obtuvo también el lauro a la Mejor dirección y a las estatuillas en apartados como Mejor video canción, Fotografía, a cargo de David Cruz, y Dirección de arte, de la mano de Yudith Domínguez.

Staff (2022-12-19). °Ya es campeón el equipo albiceleste! cubadebate.cu Salto, sudo, no lo creo cuando Francia se desata y un gol de Mbappé empata la lucha por el trofeo. øQué estará pensando Leo? Su gran partido ahora es este. øPenales? (Que alguien me preste su aparato de presión) Falla Francia. °Ya es campeón el equipo albiceleste! Estos son los versos de Yoerky Sánchez, dedicado a las emociones que provocó el Mundial.

Staff (2022-12-19). "Si Messi dice adiós, nos vamos con él", afirma el periodista uruguayo Víctor Hugo. cubadebate.cu Argentina ganó, no sin antes sufrir, el Mundial de Catar 2022. En ese intento de reconstruir el multiverso de cosas que iban sucediendo mientras Lionel Messi caminaba por un escenario infinito para levantar la tan ansiada copa, lo que seguro no puede faltar es el relato de Víctor Hugo Morales, periodista y escritor uruguayo radicado en Argentina.

____ (2022-12-19). Harbin Ice-Snow World welcomes visitors on test run. ecns.cn Covering an area of 810,000 square meters, the Ice and Snow World has built hundreds of snow landscapes with 150,000 cubic meters of ice and snow.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). Iran busts Mossad spy network planning to target defense ind. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — Iran's Intelligence Ministry has identified and arrested members of a spy network who were planning to sabotage the country's defense industry through front companies and security marketing.

Jim Spellman (2022-12-19). Indigenous women on the battle frontlines to protect biodiversity. america.cgtn.com Indigenous communities around the world are on the frontlines of the battle to protect biodiversity.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). 1 killed, several injured in Pakistan hostage-taking incident. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — At least one policeman was killed and many others were injured in a hostage-taking incident in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province,…

Angela (2022-12-19). Saturday 12/17: Free virtual screening of the documentry film "Erasmus in Gaza" indybay.org

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). 4 IRGC members martyred in clashes with terrorists in SE. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — Four members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) were martyred in clashes with terrorists in the border area of Saravan County in Sistan and Baluchestan province, southeast of Iran.

teleSUR, DRL (2022-12-19). Huelga de pilotos retrasa vuelos en aeropuertos de Brasil. telesurtv.net Por determinación del Tribunal Superior de Trabajo, la huelga alcanza solo al 10% de los empleados de las aerolíneas.

Staff (2022-12-19). Sector agrícola de Estados Unidos desea comercio bidireccional con Cuba. cubadebate.cu El sector agrícola de Estados Unidos ha defendido por años los vínculos comerciales con Cuba, comentaron representantes del sector en el país norteño, durante un encuentro con diplomáticos de la isla en su embajada de Washington. Los presentes destacaron que esto permitiría ampliar el comercio bidireccional y la cooperación en beneficio de ambos países.

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