2022-12-22: News Headlines

Liberation Staff (2022-12-22). PSL Editorial — Negotiations and peace in Ukraine, not endless escalation. liberationnews.org We need peace negotiations now, not the callous and reckless policy of escalation pushed by the U.S. government.

Fight Back (2022-12-22). Minneapolis sends anti-war message for the holidays. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis — On December 17, around three dozen anti-war activists and community members braved 15-degree temperatures and snow flurries to gather outside the busy shopping center at Lake Street and Minnehaha Avenue. Billed as "Send an anti-war message for the holidays: Say no to U.S. wars," the action was organized by the Minnesota Peace Action Coalition. Holiday shoppers honked and waved in approval at the demonstrators' signs and banners, which featured slogans like "Money for human needs, not war!" | Speakers drew attention to the ongoing US/NATO proxy war with Russia in Ukraine, denouncing the U.S. ai…

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2022-12-22). Nobel Peace Prize Winners Have Deep CIA Ties. covertactionmagazine.com Far-fetched as it sounds, this year's winners are all connected to a CIA offshoot, the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and parroted CIA / State Department / Pentagon talking points about Ukraine and Russia in their acceptance speeches The Nobel Prize Committee has five judges, appointed by the Norwegian parliament, who are tasked with choosing …

____ (2022-12-22). Ukrainian President Zelensky visits U.S. ecns.cn U.S. President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden greet Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky at the White House, Washington DC, U.S., Dec. 21, 2022.

Staff (2022-12-22). Poland: U.S. air force chief inspects American troops, meets with Brzezinski. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces AfricaDecember 20, 2022 Readout of Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr.'s travel to Poland U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr. traveled to Poland Dec. 18-19 and met with Polish Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces Gen. Rajmund …

en.mehrnews (2022-12-22). US plans to continue using Kyiv as proxy to fight Russia. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 22 (MNA) — Ukrainian President Zelensky's visit to the US confirms Washington's plans to continue using Kyiv as a proxy for an indirect war against Russia, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has indicated.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-22). Biden vows to support Ukraine 'as long as it takes'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 22 (MNA) — US President Joe Biden pledges to further step up military support, including a new missile system, for Ukraine in its war with Russia.

teleSUR, JDO (2022-12-22). México decide mantener relaciones con Perú. telesurtv.net López Obrador explica que se continúa brindando protección a mexicanos en Perú, país que decidió expulsar al embajador mexicano.

Staff (2022-12-22). Peruanos continúan protestando por el cierre del Congreso (+ Video). cubadebate.cu Sectores de la población peruana continuaron este miércoles las movilizaciones para demandar el cierre del Congreso, la renuncia de la presidenta Dina Boluarte, la liberación de Pedro Castillo y una Asamblea Constituyente. En Lima, manifestantes reiteraron su indignación por la situación que se vive en el país y exigieron la restitución de Castillo en la presidencia.

teleSUR, MER (2022-12-22). Continúan movilizaciones para demandar el cierre del Congreso en Perú. telesurtv.net Los manifestantes también expresaron su rechazo a la juramentación de Alberto Otárola como nuevo presidente del Consejo de Ministros.

teleSUR, JGN (2022-12-22). Expresidente peruano Pedro Castillo pide reunirse con delegación de la CIDH. telesurtv.net Una fiscal abrió una investigación a los jefes de la Policía y el Ejército en el departamento de Ayacucho por la muerte de 10 manifestantes.

teleSUR, DRL (2022-12-22). Presidenta designada de Perú toma juramento a nuevos ministros. telesurtv.net Dina Boluarte tomó juramento como nuevo primer ministro a Alberto Otárola, quien se desempeñaba como ministro de Defensa.

Editor (2022-12-22). US Veterans Call for Holiday Truce, Ceasefire and Negotiations to End War in Ukraine. scheerpost.com

Eric Zuesse (2022-12-22). America's 2022 Allocations to Ukraine Total $112 Billion. dissidentvoice.org During this year, the U.S. Government has allocated $112 billion to Ukraine, in order to defeat Russia in the battlefields of Ukraine. Russia allocates normally $60 billion per year for its entire military, but this year has increased that 40% to $84 billion, because of its invasion of Ukraine. Russia invaded Ukraine because, on 17 …

infobrics (2022-12-22). US citizens dissatisfied with Zelensky's visit to Washington. infobrics.org Ukrainian president is seen by Americans as a mere "beggar" due to his constant demands of financial aid.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-22). US actions in Ukraine may lead to unpredictable consequences. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 22 (MNA) — The United States' provocative actions in Ukraine will inevitably lead to escalation, the consequences of which could be unpredictable, the Russian Ambassador to Washington said.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-22). US allocates extra $374mn for humanitarian aid to Ukraine. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 22 (MNA) — The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has allocated 374 million US dollars for humanitarian aid to Ukraine, US President Joe Biden said on Wednesday.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-22). VIDEO: Biden says Iranian people instead of Ukrainians. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 22 (MNA) — In the latest gaffe on Wednesday in a press conference with his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky, US President Joe Biden once again used "Iranian people" instead of "Ukrainian people".

____ (2022-12-22). Biden approves more military aid as Ukraine's Zelensky visits Washington. ecns.cn U.S. President Joe Biden pledged visiting Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday to offer military aid.

infobrics (2022-12-22). Washington Post effectively admits NATO sabotaged Nord Stream pipelines. infobrics.org Although the final admission that Russia didn't sabotage the pipelines clearly exonerates Moscow, it opens up a number of questions, as it is obvious someone else certainly did it.

infobrics (2022-12-22). Russia proposes construction of joint oil fleet with India. infobrics.org Moscow and New Delhi continue to deepen ties despite Western pressure.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-22). Russia denounces Israeli regime's strikes on Syria. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 22 (MNA) — Russia condemns the illegal air attacks on Syrian territory by the Israeli regime's Air Force, Russia's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya said at a session of the UN Security Council on Wednesday.

____ (2022-12-22). Sino-Russian joint naval exercise starts. ecns.cn The Chinese and Russian navies started a weeklong joint exercise on Wednesday in the East China Sea, according to a spokesman for the People's Liberation Army Navy. The Joint Sea 2022 naval exercise would involve operations like an area blockade, air defense, search and rescue, and anti-submarine strike.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-22). Moscow rejects Pashinyan's claims over Russian peacekeepers. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 22 (MNA) — Russian peacekeepers are carrying out their mission to control the Lachin corridor, work is underway to resolve the escalation, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Thursday.

Editor (2022-12-22). Zelensky Meets With Biden and Addresses Congress in DC Visit. scheerpost.com

infobrics (2022-12-22). NDB-Financed Infrastructure Project Has Played an Important Role in the Economic Advancement of Madhya Pradesh. infobrics.org

infobrics (2022-12-22). South Africa's Membership Contributed to Further Expanding BRICS' Geographic Reach. infobrics.org South Africa's membership in BRICS has contributed to further expanding the five-member grouping's geographic reach, representivity and inclusiveness, International Relations and Cooperation Minister Naledi Pandor said…

Fight Back (2022-12-22). Minneapolis immigrant rights activists' sit-in at Klobuchar's office demands action on DACA. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – On the morning of December 20, after weeks of continued pressure, activists occupied Senator Klobuchar's office with the goal of meeting with the senator directly to demand she introduce the American Dream and Promise Act in the Senate. The mobilization came less than two weeks after a militant street protest in front of Klobuchar's office that ended with a promise to "be back." | The action began with members and supporters of the Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee (MIRAC) entering the building that houses Klobuchar's office demanding to meet with the senator's staff. The sen…

____ (2022-12-22). U.S. urged to stop‚ÄÇmaking‚ÄÇNATO a tool to‚ÄÇperpetuate‚ÄÇhegemony. ecns.cn Relevant parties need to‚ÄÇstop making groundless accusations‚ÄÇand smearing‚ÄÇChina, stop whipping up confrontation‚ÄÇand‚ÄÇcreating‚ÄÇimaginary enemies, stop‚ÄÇmaking‚ÄÇNATO a tool to‚ÄÇperpetuate‚ÄÇhegemony and destabilize the world, discard the Cold War mentality‚ÄÇand‚ÄÇbloc confrontation, and do more that‚ÄÇare‚ÄÇconducive‚ÄÇto world peace an…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-22). Why US shrugs off JCPOA talks? en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 22 (MNA) — While Iran continues to express its readiness for resuming Vienna talks to revive the JCPOA, the US has practically put the talks on hold in what appears to be a negotiating tactic aimed at extracting more concessions.

Ramzy Baroud (2022-12-22). How the Lions' Den is Changing the Resistance Model in Palestine. dissidentvoice.org Just when Israel, and even some Palestinians, began talking about the Lions' Den phenomenon in the past tense, a large number of fighters belonging to the newly-formed Palestinian group marched in the city of Nablus. Unlike the group's first appearance on September 2, the number of fighters who took part in the rally in the …

Ramzy Baroud (2022-12-22). The Lions' Den is Not a Fleeting Phenomenon: On Palestine's Looming Armed Revolt. mintpressnews.com As Lions' Den insignias are now appearing in every Palestinian neighborhood throughout the Occupied Territories, the group has succeeded in branching out from a specific Nablus neighborhood – Al Qasaba – to become a collective Palestinian experience.

Editor (2022-12-22). The Year of the Botched Execution. scheerpost.com By Binoy Kampmark / CounterPunch There was never anything going for it, except political mileage and the desire for crude retribution. The putting to death of another human being by the legal sanction of a state has always been another way of justifying murder, effectively assassination by judicial fiat. Such policies remain terrifying features of …

Lee Camp (2022-12-22). The Hidden Truth Behind AFRICOM US Africa Command. mintpressnews.com The real reason for AFRICOM is to stretch the U.S. Empire and make sure their missiles, bombs, and drones are ready when they're really needed. It's kind of like having police on every corner in much of America.

Editor (2022-12-22). The Road to De-Dollarisation Will Run Through Saudi Arabia. scheerpost.com By Vijay Prashad / Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research On 9 December, China's President Xi Jinping met with the leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to discuss deepening ties between the Gulf countries and China. At the top of the agenda was increased trade between China and the GCC, with …

Chris Williamson (2022-12-22). Face the facts: Corbyn surrendered to Israel's smears. electronicintifada.net Leader of Britain's Labour Party enabled a fake anti-Semitism crisis.

____ (2022-12-22). Giant pandas to return to China after two decades at Memphis Zoo. ecns.cn A pair of giant pandas will return to China after two decades at the Memphis Zoo in Memphis, the U.S. state of Tennessee, as the zoo's current giant panda loan agreement with the Chinese Association of Zoological Gardens is coming to an end.

____ (2022-12-22). New vision to help reform energy SOEs. ecns.cn China's energy security and supply capacity will be further enhanced by the country's energy companies that have embraced a new round of high-quality development.

____ (2022-12-22). China's offshore energy grows in significance. ecns.cn China's energy security and supply capacity will be further enhanced by the country's energy companies that have embraced a new round of high-quality development.

____ (2022-12-22). China to provide more convenience for cross-border travel when appropriate. ecns.cn China will provide more convenience for cross-border personnel exchanges when the time and situation is appropriate, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.

____ (2022-12-22). Leopard captured in Taihang Mountains. ecns.cn An image captured by an infrared camera on Sept. 12, 2022 shows a leopard in Taihang Mountains, central China's Henan Province. Leopards are classified as a national first-class protected animal in China.

____ (2022-12-22). Terry Crossman: The wisdom of Daoism in a Beijing hutong. ecns.cn Terry Crossman, a 67-year-old American living in Beijing for 27 years, said he had witnessed the city draws inspiration from traditional Chinese Daoism. He noted that his love for China can be explained by "Go With the Unfolding" or "Shun Qi Zi Ran."

____ (2022-12-22). Australian business group leader eyes deeper ties with China. ecns.cn Australia and China, which have enjoyed a longstanding business relationship, have the potential to expand areas of cooperation, David Olsson, national president of the Australia China Business Council (ACBC), has said.

____ (2022-12-22). 5.0-magnitude quake hits NW China's Qinghai: CENC. ecns.cn A 5.0-magnitude earthquake jolted Maduo County of Golog Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in northwest China's Qinghai Province at 10: 47 a.m. Thursday, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC).

____ (2022-12-22). China welcomes WTO rejecting U.S. 'Made in China' labeling on Hong Kong goods: MOC. ecns.cn The World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled on Wednesday that the United States violated international trading laws for requiring Hong Kong products to be labeled "Made in China."

____ (2022-12-22). Leopards frequently spotted in central China's Taihang Mountains. ecns.cn An image captured by an infrared camera shows a leopard hunting in Taihang Mountains, central China's Henan Province. Leopards are classified as national first-class protected animals in China.

____ (2022-12-22). Siberian tigers have fun in snow. ecns.cn The Siberian tiger, an endangered wild animal in China, has seen its population surge thanks to the environmental protection efforts.

____ (2022-12-22). Han Dynasty relics excavated from ancient city ruins in north China. ecns.cn Archaeologists recently discovered over 240 relics including rammed earth, ash pits, house ruins, wells and tombs, in the ruins of an ancient city in north China's Hebei Province. Most of these relics date back to the Han Dynasty (202 BC-220 AD).

____ (2022-12-22). UN Security Council must act with caution on Myanmar: Chinese envoy. ecns.cn China had to abstain from the voting as it had concerns about the draft resolution, said Zhang Jun, China's permanent representative to the United Nations.

____ (2022-12-22). Glass facades of World's largest spherical building installed. ecns.cn The glass facades of "Sun Hotel" have been installed in Huzhou City, east China's Zhejiang Province, Dec.21, 2022. The building will become the world's largest spherical structure upon completion.

____ (2022-12-22). Advection fog blankets city in central China. ecns.cn Advection fog shrouds Yidu, central China's Hubei Province, in the morning. The spectacle happens when the wind blows moist and warm air over a colder surface and cools down.

____ (2022-12-22). Provinces retain employees to guarantee production during upcoming holiday. ecns.cn Multiple provinces in China, including Zhejiang, Guangdong and Fujian provinces, have launched measures to retain employees to guarantee production and operation of enterprises during the upcoming Spring Festival holiday.

____ (2022-12-22). China promotes booster shots with variety of vaccine choices. ecns.cn At a vaccination site in Beijing's Chaoyang District, medics are busy preparing inhalable COVID-19 vaccine doses for individuals, who are provided with the option to inhale the needle-free vaccine after it was aerosolized.

____ (2022-12-22). China home to 110 gigabit cities. ecns.cn As of the end of October 2022, a total of 110 cities across China achieved the standards of gigabit cities, accounting for about one-third of all prefecture-level cities, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

____ (2022-12-22). U.S. ban on 'Made in Hong Kong' label violates trading laws: WTO. ecns.cn The World Trade Organization ruled on Wednesday that the United States was violating international trading laws by requiring Hong Kong products to be labeled as "Made in China."

____ (2022-12-22). Our policy protect people's lives and health to the maximum extent possible: Chinese FM. ecns.cn We have been refining our COVID response measures in light of the latest changes in the COVID situation, so as to better coordinate COVID response and socioeconomic development. Booster shots are being rolled out in China. Medicine and test reagent can generally meet demand.

____ (2022-12-22). China's first domestically produced S-300C helicopter delivered. ecns.cn China's first domestically produced S-300C helicopter was successfully delivered to a customer on Tuesday, National Business Daily reported on Thursday.

teleSUR, JDO (2022-12-22). China afirma que EE.UU. emplea a OTAN para ampliar su hegemonía. telesurtv.net Beijing insta a la Casa Blanca a dejar un lado la mentalidad guerrerista y hacer más por la paz, estabilidad y prosperidad del mundo.

____ (2022-12-22). China's newest commodity exchange launches industrial silicon futures. ecns.cn The Guangzhou Futures Exchange (GFEX), the youngest of China's five major futures bourses, launched industrial silicon futures on Thursday, aiming to pursue green development and help promote the opening-up of the country's market.

____ (2022-12-22). Oroqen Ice and Snow Yisaren Ritual held in north China's Inner Mongolia. ecns.cn The 9th Oroqen Ice and Snow Yisaren Ritual commenced on Thursday in Hulunbuir City, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

Editor (2022-12-22). Pentagon Blows Deadline to Explain US Role in Nigerian Airstrike That Killed 160 Civilians. scheerpost.com One human rights campaigner said the military's failure to provide a timely response to Democratic lawmakers' questions "does not bode well for the U.S. government's expressed commitment to transparency and accountability."

WSWS (2022-12-22). Sri Lanka's JVP makes bid for power to "save the country" wsws.org The JVP/NPP declares that it wants to "save the country," but its commitment to implementing the IMF's harsh austerity program means it wants to save Sri Lankan capitalism at the expense of working people.

WSWS (2022-12-22). Bank of Japan decision sends "shock" through global markets. wsws.org There are numerous warnings that the BoJ decision to relax its ultra-low interest rate regime could lead to a "tsunami" of global Japanese investment moving home, adding to the turmoil in the international financial system.

reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras (2022-12-22). Lenguaje, desnaturalización y la mirada del jaguar. indybay.org Lenguaje, desnaturalización y la mirada del jaguar | por Julie Wark…

____ (2022-12-22). Shared medicine cabinet warms Chengdu. ecns.cn Residential owners of a community in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province, made a shared medicine cabinet, sharing the remaining medicines with neighbors in need.

Editor (2022-12-22). Incarcerated Organizers Who Won Their Freedom Now Facing Deportation. scheerpost.com

Editor (2022-12-22). Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Twitter Files? scheerpost.com

Dean Baker (2022-12-22). Industrial Policy Is Not a Remedy for Income Inequality. cepr.net The idea of industrial policy has taken on almost a mystical quality for many progressives. The idea is that it is somehow new and different from what we had been doing, and if we had just been doing industrial policy for the last half century, everything would be better. This has led to widespread applause …

WSWS (2022-12-22). Danish Social Democrats finalise right-wing coalition committed to military build-up and attacks on public services. wsws.org Frederiksen's coalition has committed to increasing Denmark's defence spending to 2 percent of GDP by 2030 rather than the 2033 deadline contained in an agreement between the Social Democrats and right-wing parties in March.

Staff (2022-12-22). Federación Cubana de Béisbol desmiente que haya sostenido conversaciones con el gobierno de EE.UU. cubadebate.cu La Federación Cubana de Beisbol desmintió, en las últimas horas, que haya sostenido reunión alguna con funcionarios del gobierno de Estados Unidos, con respecto a la participación en el cercano clásico mundial de este deporte. Tras la denuncia, reiteró que aún no poseen permiso para jugar con Cuba los peloteros que militan en la Major League Baseball (MLB) y residen en el país del norte.

WSWS (2022-12-22). The UAW cannot be trusted to oversee the University of California contract vote! wsws.org The local and national UAW leadership has resorted to open censorship and bullying to push this contract through. University of California researchers cannot trust the integrity of the contract vote to the same leadership that systematically suppressed our votes in the UAW presidential election.

WSWS (2022-12-22). Texas governor deploys troops, police against migrants in El Paso. wsws.org Republican Greg Abbott ordered the mobilization in defiance of federal authority and legal restrictions on the use of force against asylum-seekers.

David Giesen (2022-12-22). Wednesday 12/21: Environmental economics for dummies featuring THE LORAX. indybay.org ZOOM: us05web.zoom.us/j/84595777949?pwd=cEpMVFUxNXRPRUJEVU5OSnhXOXZGdz09

WSWS (2022-12-22). Australia's foreign minister visits Beijing to mend fractured relations. wsws.org For all the media hype surrounding Wong's trip, no agreements were reached on trade, the rapidly increasing militarisation of the Indo-Pacific or any other substantive issue.

____ (2022-12-22). Business trips help propel development. ecns.cn A business delegation of 96 entrepreneurs and executives from companies in Zhejiang province left for Tokyo on a flight chartered by the Jiaxing municipal government in the early morning of Dec 4.

Staff (2022-12-22). Feria Internacional del Libro comercializará más de cuatro millones de ejemplares en 2023. cubadebate.cu La 31 edición de la Feria Internacional del Libro de La Habana comercializará 4 000 200 000 libros impresos y 4200 títulos, informaron hoy sus organizadores en conferencia de prensa, xon la presencia de Juan Rodríguez Cabrera, presidente del Instituto Cubano del Libro, y José Noé Ríos, embajador de Colombia en Cuba.

teleSUR, rzr, YSM (2022-12-22). Francia registra 54.613 nuevos casos de Covid-19 en una semana. telesurtv.net El Ministerio de Salud y Prevención de Francia insta a los ciudadanos a usar la mascarilla y aislarse en casa si la prueba resulta positiva.

WNBR-SF (2022-12-22). 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…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-22). Headlines of Iran's Persian dailies on Dec. 22. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 22 (MNA) — Mehr news agency takes a look at the headlines of Iran's Persian-language dailies on Thursday, December 22.

WSWS (2022-12-22). January 6 Committee's executive summary whitewashes role of intelligence agencies, police, military in Trump coup attempt. wsws.org In line with the committee's goal of limiting responsibility for the coup attempt to Trump and a few Republican "crazies," the summary downplays the effective stand-down of multiple police and security agencies.

WSWS (2022-12-22). Libyan citizen kidnapped and flown the US to face Lockerbie charges. wsws.org A 71-year-old Libyan, Abu Agila Mohammad Mas'ud Kheir Al-Marimi, appeared in a US federal court in Washington DC to face charges related to the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, December 21, 1988, over Lockerbie, Scotland. Mas'ud has effectively been kidnapped and subjected to extraordinary rendition.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-22). Iran expresses regret over education ban for Afghan girls. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 22 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Nasser Kan'ani expressed regret over the ban on university education for women in Afghanistan.

Staff (2022-12-22). Afganistán: Guardias armados impiden a las mujeres entrar en las universidades. cubadebate.cu Guardias armados impidieron el miércoles a cientos de jóvenes mujeres entrar a los campus universitarios de Afganistán, un día después de que el gobierno talibán les prohibiera el acceso a la educación superior.A pesar de prometer un régimen más tolerante al llegar al poder en agosto de 2021, los islamistas fundamentalistas multiplicaron las restricciones.

____ (2022-12-22). Giant '2023' arrives in Times Square. ecns.cn A woman poses for photos with the giant "2023" numerals at the Times Square ahead of the New Year's Eve celebration in New York City, U.S. Dec. 21, 2022.

teleSUR, JCM (2022-12-22). Rusia cumplirá todos los objetivos de la operación en Ucrania. telesurtv.net Putin hizo hincapié en el nuevo misil de crucero hipersónico Zircon, que las tropas rusas podrán empezar a usar a principios de año.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-22). Argentina considering Messi's picture on currency notes. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 22 (MNA) — The Central Bank of Argentina is studying a proposal to place the image of Lionel Messi, captain of the Argentina team and Paris Saint-Germain player, on the Argentine peso after winning the 2022 World Cup.

____ (2022-12-22). Guangzhou launches industrial silicon futures. ecns.cn The Guangzhou Futures Exchange on Thursday launched the trade of industrial silicon futures.

Barbara Loi, Giulia Regiroli, Silvia Foligno, Roberta Centorrino, Nadya Yousef, Luca Vedovelli, Daniele De Luca (2022-12-22). [Articles] Respiratory and haemodynamic effects of 6h-pronation in neonates recovering from respiratory distress syndrome, or affected by acute respiratory distress syndrome or evolving bronchopulmonary dysplasia: A prospective, physiological, crossover, controlled cohort study. thelancet.com 6h-pronation can be used to improve gas exchange and lung aeration in neonates with recovering RDS, evolving BPD or NARDS without relevant haemodynamic effects.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-22). Iran has no restrictions on coop. expansion with Luxembourg. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 22 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian says that Iran has no restrictions on developing cooperation with Luxembourg.

teleSUR, jaa, YSM (2022-12-22). Canciller de Argentina presenta plan de exportaciones para 2023. telesurtv.net El titular de Exteriores afirmó que el plan para 2023 prevé que las ganancias por la exportación de bienes y servicios superen los 105.000 millones de dólares.

Vlada Moran (2022-12-22). Saturday 12/31: New Year's Eve Organists' Kaleidophone. indybay.org Peace United Church | 900 High Street, Santa Cruz…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-22). Tehran blasts US for shedding 'crocodile tears' for Iranians. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 22 (MNA) — Iran Foreign Ministry has slammed the US for making an interventionist statement on the occasion of Yalda Night, saying it is "shedding crocodile tears" for Iranians with its long list of inhumane measures against the nation.

____ (2022-12-22). Chinese scientific achievements elected biggest science stories of 2022. ecns.cn Two Chinese scientific achievements are included in the 10 biggest science stories of 2022 chosen by scientists, according to a report by the Guardian.

____ (2022-12-22). 853 cooperation deals reached at Greater Bay investment conference. ecns.cn Hundreds of companies from more than 10 countries and regions, including Japan, South Korea, the U.S., and France, reached 853 cooperation projects with a total investment of 2.5 trillion yuan ($0.36 trillion) at the 2022 Global Investment Promotion Conference for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area(GBA) was held from Wednesday to Thursday.

KQED Live (2022-12-22). 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…

teleSUR, jaa, YSM (2022-12-22). Bolivia anuncia inversión histórica en exploración de hidrocarburos. telesurtv.net YPFB trabaja la exploración de distintas formas dependiendo de la cantidad de yacimientos, la zona, el terreno, entre otros aspectos.

____ (2022-12-22). Chinese company completes first phase of light rail project in southwestern Nigeria. ecns.cn Nigeria's southwestern state of Lagos on Wednesday marked the completion of the first phase of a 27-km electric-powered light rail project.

teleSUR, rzr, YSM (2022-12-22). Elevan a 26 los muertos por deslave en campismo de Malasia. telesurtv.net Las autoridades malayas declararon que mantendrán la búsqueda de otros siete desaparecidos, tras el alud que sepultó el campismo.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-22). Iran arrests members of four Mossad-affiliated teams. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 22 (MNA) — Iran's Intelligence Ministry has identified and arrested the members of four operative teams linked to the Israeli regime's Mossad spy agency in the country.

teleSUR, lvm, JGN (2022-12-22). Pronostican cambios de temperatura en México por frente frío. telesurtv.net La temperatura máxima estimada en la Ciudad de México será de 21 a 23 grados, mientras que la mínima estimada al amanecer oscilará entre los 5 a 7 grados.

teleSUR, jaa, YSM (2022-12-22). Conmebol anuncia cambio de formato en la Copa Sudamericana. telesurtv.net Entre las modificaciones destaca que la primera fase de esta justa se desarrollará en partido único entre los equipos implicados.

Silicon Valley Interreligious Council (2022-12-22). 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…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-22). Armenia transmitted peace deal proposals to Azerbaijan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 22 (MNA) — Yerevan has conveyed its peace agreement proposals to Baku and is ready to sign it, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said at a government meeting on Thursday.

teleSUR, DRL (2022-12-22). Trabajadores británicos de ambulancias protagonizan huelga. telesurtv.net Se unen a los trabajadores ferroviarios de tres operadores de trenes que se irán también a huelga después de Navidad.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-22). 1 killed in oil tank explosion in Colombia's Barranquilla. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 22 (MNA) — A fuel tank exploded into flames in Colombia's Caribbean city of Barranquilla early on Wednesday, killing a firefighter who fell during the explosion, local authorities said.

Animal Liberation Press Office (2022-12-22). 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.

____ (2022-12-22). Winter fairyland in Inner Mongolia. ecns.cn Dubbed "Chinese Alps," Arxan usually has its first snowfall as early as October and the snow season lasts seven months.

teleSUR, DRL (2022-12-22). Comienza acampe por la libertad para Milagro Sala en Argentina. telesurtv.net Sin embargo, el presidente argentino, Alberto Fernández, descarta otorgarle un indulto a la activista indígena.

teleSUR, hvh, JCM (2022-12-22). Gobierno de Gambia asegura haber frustrado golpe de Estado. telesurtv.net El vocero del Gobierno señaló que las Fuerzas Armadas arrestaron a los presuntos perpetradores en una rápida operación.

teleSUR, rzr, JGN (2022-12-22). ONU denuncia efectos de la violencia en Sudán por crisis política. telesurtv.net Sudán vive una profunda crisis política y económica, en medio de un complejo proceso de transición tras un golpe militar.

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2022-12-22). 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.

teleSUR, hvh, JCM (2022-12-22). ONU rechaza exclusión de mujeres afganas de las universidades. telesurtv.net Türk destacó que esta medida resulta "otro golpe terrible y cruel a los derechos de las mujeres y las niñas afganas".

teleSUR, jaa, JGN (2022-12-22). Rescatan cuerpo de persona luego de derrumbe de mina en México. telesurtv.net Protección Civil de Morelos detalló que el cuerpo de un hombre sin signos vitales fue rescatado del lugar del siniestro.

teleSUR, JDO (2022-12-22). Indígenas colombianos desplazados inician retorno a comunidades. telesurtv.net Permanecieron asentados en Bogotá. Fueron desplazados por enfrentamientos entre Ejército Nacional y grupos armados ilegales.

teleSUR, lvm, JGN (2022-12-22). Senado chileno prorroga estado de excepción en Macrozona Sur. telesurtv.net El Senado del país suramericano avaló la medida con 35 votos a favor, ocho en contra y tres abstenciones.

teleSUR- hvh, JCM (2022-12-22). Incendio en puerto colombiano de Barranquilla deja un muerto. telesurtv.net La víctima mortal corresponde al sargento Jaime Enrique Solano, entretanto, los heridos fueron trasladados al hospital.

DJ Mouse (2022-12-22). Goodbye Moral High Road, Tracy, Riva,Steve, Jack and Carol at Feb. 2020 press conference. indybay.org Tracy Rosenberg, Riva Enteen, Steve, Jack Heyman, Carol Denny and more on the sabotage from the top of our once favorite network…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-22). Iran condemns theft of Syrian natural resources. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 22 (MNA) — Iran's envoy to the United Nations says that any sort of military action in northern Syria will deteriorate the humanitarian situation in that region, adding that foreign boots on the ground must come to an end.

Kathryn Shihadah (2022-12-22). 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.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-22). Gas price in Europe falls below $1,030. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 22 (MNA) — The price of gas in Europe fell below $1,030 per 1,000 cubic meters for the first time since November 14, according to London's ICE.

teleSUR, JDO (2022-12-22). Presidente de Cuba agradece a México por resaltar a próceres. telesurtv.net Este martes el mandatario mexicano Andrés Manuel López Obrador manifestó su admiración por Fidel Castro y Ernesto Che Guevara.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-22). S. Korea, US consider live-fire drills amid N. Korea threats. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 22 (MNA) — South Korea and the United States are considering staging their first large-scale, joint live-fire drills in six years in 2023 as Seoul and Washington strengthen security coordination against North Korea.

teleSUR, lvm, YSM (2022-12-22). Rechazan reforma a la Ley de Pensiones en El Salvador. telesurtv.net El Bloque de Resistencia y Rebeldía Popular apuesta por un sistema público de pensiones.

____ (2022-12-22). Suzhou charters flight to France, Germany for new biz opportunities. ecns.cn Flight MU7149, carrying a trade-economic delegation from Suzhou, Jiangsu province, departed the provincial capital Nanjing at around 1 am on Dec 9, heading for Paris.

____ (2022-12-22). Online COVID medicine sharing platform unveiled on WeChat. ecns.cn An online platform where citizens can ask for necessary COVID-19 medicine from neighbors for free and share the surplus was unveiled through a WeChat mini program.

Mobilization for Reproductive Justice (2022-12-22). Saturday 1/21: Counter Protest the Catholic Led "Walk for Life" indybay.org Gather at the Philip Burton Federal Courthouse, 4 Golden Gate Ave to rally. Then march together the short distance to Civic Center where the Walk for Life West Coast will hold its annual rally. Our counter protest will be there.

WSWS (2022-12-22). Fiji election produces unstable coalition government. wsws.org While prime minister Frank Bainimarama lost his parliamentary majority, it remains unclear whether the fragile opposition coalition, led by another coup leader and ex-prime minister Sitiveni Rabuka, will take office.

____ (2022-12-22). 24 Terms: Winter Solstice. ecns.cn

Brenda Norrell (2022-12-22). 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.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-22). Front pages of Iran's English dailies on Dec. 22. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 22 (MNA) — Here are the front pages of Iran's English language dailies on Thursday, December 22.

WSWS (2022-12-22). Canada passes ,000 registered COVID-19 deaths as "tripledemic" wreaks havoc on health care systems nationwide. wsws.org According to data tracked and collected by Dr. Tara Moriarty, an associate professor at the University of Toronto Medicine, at least ,000 Canadians had died from COVID-19 as of December 18, although she estimated the real figure to be closer to 80,000.

Dan Bacher (2022-12-22). 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.

Staff (2022-12-22). Fidel Castro: "Sin educación, realmente no puede haber Revolución" (+Fotos y Video). cubadebate.cu El Día del Educador cobra un gran significado para todos los cubanos cuando Cuba hizo lo que parecía imposible y aquel 22 de diciembre de 1961 Fidel Castro anunciaba el fin de la Campaña de Alfabetización y la proclamaba Territorio Libre de Analfabetismo, iniciando la gran obra educacional con que cuenta la Revolución Cubana.

WSWS (2022-12-22). Australian CEOs praise Labor government and union leaders. wsws.org Almost invariably, the "top CEOs" described their relations with the government and trade unions as "positive" and "collaborative."

____ (2022-12-22). Beijing's key pollution reading hits lowest level since 2013. ecns.cn

Franz Hinkelammert, Sebastian Pittl (2022-12-22). 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. "

reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras (2022-12-22). México: La incesante militarización en pueblos indígenas. indybay.org México: La incesante militarización en pueblos indígenas | Basta Ya de represión!

Anonymous103 (2022-12-21). Military Situation In Eastern Ukraine On December 21, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org Clashes between the Russian Army and the AFU continue in Bakhmut; | Clashes between the Russian Army and the AFU continue near Debrova; | Russia struck the AFU positions near Terny with high-precision missiles; | Russia struck the AFU positions near Novomikhailovka with high-precision missiles; | Up to 60 Ukrainian servicemen, 2 armoured vehicles and 3 pickup trucks were eliminated by Russian artillery attacks on Kupyansk front, according to the Russian MOD; | U…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-12-21). Battlefield Bakhmut: Why Russia & Ukraine are Fighting Over this City. libya360.wordpress.com Update on Russian military operations in Ukraine for December 21, 2022 —Pentagon admits Russia is gaining ground in Bakhmut; — Zelensky visit to Bakhmut mirrors similar visit to Lysychansk before it fell to Russian forces; — Western media admits Russia has Ukraine outgunned 6 to 1 in Bakhmut; — Claims that Russian losses are as…

Editor (2022-12-21). Latin America rejects coup in Peru, while U.S. supports unelected regime killing protesters. mronline.org At least 14 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have condemned the coup in Peru, backing President Pedro Castillo. The unelected regime, which has killed dozens of protesters, has the staunch support of the U.S. and the region's right wing.

fvorinoco (2022-12-21). Peru: Congress Reconsiders Advancing Presidential Elections. orinocotribune.com The president of the National Election Board (JNE), Jorge Luis Salas Arenas, announced that the organization is prepared for the eventual advancement of general elections to December 2023. | On Tuesday, December 20, the plenary session of the Peruvian Congress resumed the debate on bringing forward elections to 2023 amid the ongoing political crisis in the country. | With 94 votes in favor, the legislators approved reconsidering the vote made last week and restarting the discussion on the matter. | Eighty-three percent of Peru's population wants to move the elections forward, and it is one of the fundamental dema…

teleSUR, SH, JCM (2022-12-21). Llega a México la familia del expresidente de Perú, Pedro Castillo. telesurtv.net La exprimera dama y sus hijos fueron recibidos por un funcionario de la Cancillería de México.

teleSUR, SH (2022-12-21). Esposa del expresidente peruano Pedro Castillo parte hacia México. telesurtv.net Se conoció que tanto Lilia Paredes como sus hijos vivirán en territorio mexicano bajo la protección del gobierno de ese país.

teleSUR, SH (2022-12-21). México califica de infundada expulsión de su embajador en Perú. telesurtv.net La cancillería de México ordenó el regreso del diplomático Pablo Monroy al país, tras ser declarado persona non grata por el Gobierno peruano.

Aram Aharonian (2022-12-21). Perú: El grito de los oprimidos de siempre. globalizacion.ca En una nación de pobres y donde el voto es obligatorio, por primera vez la gente tuvo un candidato del pueblo, un maestro de primaria de origen campesino y que decía representar sus intereses. Lo que está en juego en…

Laith Fadel (2022-12-21). Peru declares Mexican Ambassador persona non-grata. america.cgtn.com Amid the ongoing political turmoil in Peru, a new diplomatic spat has broken out with Mexico over the latter's decision to grant asylum to the family of former Peruvian President Pedro Castillo. Peruvian Foreign Minister Ana Cecilia Gervasi announced on Wednesday that the Mexican Ambassador …

teleSUR- hvh, JCM (2022-12-21). 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, hvh, JCM (2022-12-21). 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.

Rafael Bautista S. (2022-12-21). Perú: La sublevación de los cholos. globalizacion.ca El golpe de Estado señorialista ejecutado en Lima, contra el presidente Castillo, devela, una vez más, la falacia de la "democracia" made un USA; que es la que padecemos como "sistema democrático". | Desde que la democracia ha sido reducida al…

_____ (2022-12-21). Peruvians Resist The Coup: 'We Are Here To Support Our President'. popularresistance.org "You're probably wondering who paid me to be here," a man in his 40s, from the southern Andean province of Ica, said to me. "Well, no one paid me to be here. We are doing this because our hearts are with the homeland, because I want my Peru to change, because a government that was trying to do this was unjustly overthrown." | Luis Alberto (name changed) is one of hundreds of Peruvians who traveled to Peru's capital, leaving behind his home and his employment, to protest the coup against Pedro Castillo as well as his detention, which took place on December 7, 2022. | We met outside the Barbadillo Prison in the eas…

teleSUR, MER (2022-12-21). Congreso de Perú aprueba adelantar elecciones para abril de 2024. telesurtv.net La iniciativa de reforma constitucional será objeto de debate y segunda votación en la siguiente legislatura ordinaria.

teleSUR, gao, SH (2022-12-21). Comisionado de la ONU ofrece ayudar a Perú en crisis política. telesurtv.net La cancillería peruana, indicó que el funcionario de la ONU mostró interés en que Perú renueve la cohesión social y la confianza en las instituciones.

teleSUR- hvh, JCM (2022-12-21). 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.

F. William Engdahl (2022-12-21). How Blackrock Investment Fund Triggered the Global Energy Crisis. globalresearch.ca The energy crisis is a long-planned strategy of western corporate capital to dismantle industrial economies in the name of a dystopian Green Agenda. That has its roots well before February 2022, when Russia launched its military action in Ukraine.

____ (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.

Editor (2022-12-21). Lenin still haunts the Russian ruling class. mronline.org "In fact, Zelenskiy is far closer to Lenin than to George Washington. He is a dictator. He is a dangerous authoritarian who has used $100 billion in U.S. tax dollars to erect a one-party police state in Ukraine." Who wrote this? It is the opinion posted on Twitter by Margarita Simonyan, editor-in-chief of the Russia Today TV network (since 2005) and the Sputnik news agency (since 2014).

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-12-21). Defense Minister General Sergei Shoigu Announces a Major Expansion of the Russian Army. libya360.wordpress.com Remarks by the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation at the Expanded Meeting of the Collegium of the Ministry of Defense, December 21, 2022 Comrade Commander-in-Chief! I will begin my report with a special military operation. Today in Ukraine, Russian servicemen are being countered by the combined forces of the West. The U.S. and…

Anonymous103 (2022-12-21). Military Situation In Ukraine On December 21, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org Russia struck the AFU positions near Kharkov with high-precision missiles; | Russia struck the AFU positions near Terny with high-precision missiles; | Russia struck the AFU positions near Novomikhailovka with high-precision missiles; | Russia struck the AFU positions near Kherson with high-precision missiles; | Russia struck the AFU positions near Vodayne with high-precision missiles; | Clashes between the Russian Army and the AFU continue near Kupyansk; | Clashes betw…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-21). US to send $1.8bn aid to Ukraine, including Patriot system. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 21 (MNA) — A United States official has said Joe Biden's administration will soon announce a $1.8bn military aid package for Kyiv which will include a Patriot missile battery and precision-guided bombs for Ukrainian fighter jets.

Kurt Nimmo (2022-12-21). NATO Decides to Attack Russia in Ukraine. globalresearch.ca

Anonymous669 (2022-12-21). Russian Lancet Drone Hit More Ukrainian Howitzers, Air-Defense & Radar Systems (Videos). southfront.org MOSCOW REGION, RUSSIA JUNE 25, 2019: A ZALA Lancet-3 attack drone developed by Kalashnikov Concern on display at the Army 2019 International Military Technical Forum at Patriot Park. Marina Lystseva/TASS | On December 20 and 21, Russian sources shared videos documenting four recent strikes with Lancet loitering munitions on equipment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. | The first strike targeted a Soviet-made Buk-M1 medium-range air-defense system, the second a Soviet-made P-18 long-range VHF rada…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-21). Kremlin strongly warns US weapons supplies to Kyiv. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 21 (MNA) — Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov issued a warning on Wednesday against American deliveries of weapons to Ukraine, saying that it would trigger an escalation of the conflict.

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 …

infobrics (2022-12-21). Kissinger's Ukraine peace solution may seem reasonable but in fact unreal. infobrics.org US' National Security Strategy is in line with Kissinger's vision.

Dave DeCamp (2022-12-21). McConnell Says Arming Ukraine Is 'Number One Priority' for Most Republicans. news.antiwar.com Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday said that arming Ukraine was the "number one priority" for most Republicans as Congress unveiled a massive $1.7 trillion funding bill that includes new spending for the war. McConnell said at a press conference that the military expenditures included in the bill are "making sure the Defense Department …

en.mehrnews (2022-12-21). Biden, Zelensky to meet in person in Washington. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 21 (MNA) — Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky will visit the United States on Wednesday on an invitation from his US counterpart Joe Biden, a high-ranking US administration official told reporters.

Fra Hughes (2022-12-21). 'Israel' and Ukraine: Two Sides With One Ideology? orinocotribune.com By Fra Hughes Dec 18, 2022 | Who would ever have believed in a million years or in a parallel universe that in the year 2022 anyone could write an article comparing "Israel" with Ukraine's resurgent fascism? | Well, let's begin. Shall we? | Let us see if there is a comparison. | Let's see if that comparison is valid. | The Israeli entity was established in bloodshed in 1948. | Not the anti-colonial revolutionary bloodshed of Egypt, Ireland, Algeria, Syria, Iraq, Yemen, or Kenya, to mention but a few. No, "Israel" was "born" in colonial bloodshed. | It didn't come from a people who had risen up, shaking off…

Eric Zuesse (2022-12-21). What "Victory" and "Defeat" Would Mean in Ukraine's War. "Regime Change in Russia" globalresearch.ca

en.mehrnews (2022-12-21). Medvedev meets Xi in Beijing to discuss strategic partnership. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 21 (MNA) — Former Russian president Dmitry Medvedev has undertaken a surprise trip to Beijing and held talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping during which he said they discussed the Ukraine conflict.

infobrics (2022-12-21). Russia's Electricity Giant to Deliver Record 4.5Bln KWh of Power to China in 2022. infobrics.org Leading Russian electricity company Inter RAO expects to deliver a record 4.4-4.5 billion kWh of power to China in 2022, the company's head, Boris Kovalchuk, said…

_____ (2022-12-21). The decline and fall of the US world order is inevitable. journal-neo.org Unlike Russia, China and many other countries that prefer to follow the world order based on international law and the UN Charter, since early 1990s, i.e. after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, in public speeches by American, and by several other Western politicians, there were persistent calls for a "rules-based international order," representing the …

en.mehrnews (2022-12-21). Russia seeking coopeartion with Iran on gas turbines. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 21 (MNA) — Russian companies are interested in cooperating with Iran on gas turbine technology and joint production, Russian Energy Minister Nikolai Shulginov said in a statement on Tuesday.

infobrics (2022-12-21). EU drastically decreases energy consumption due to anti-Russian sanctions. infobrics.org With its pro-NATO policy, the bloc worsens living conditions of the European people.

infobrics (2022-12-21). Russia Says Partnership with India Has Increased By 'Orders of Magnitude'. infobrics.org Spotlighting its progressive relationship with like-minded partners, including India, Russia has said that a vast majority of countries in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America have not supported the sanctions imposed on Moscow because they are guided by their inherent national interests…

Anonymous669 (2022-12-21). Russia Increased Production Of Tactical Ballistic Missiles For Iskander Systems. southfront.org Armed Forces control the loading of the transport rocket-loading machine on a self-propelled launcher operational-tactical missile complex Iskander-M. Sergei Orlov/RIA Novosti | Russia's Rostec State Corporation has increased the production of tactical ballistic missiles for 9K720 Iskander systems, Rostec First Deputy Director General Vladimir Artyakov revealed in an interview with the Rossiya-24 TV channel on December 19. | The decision to increase production is apparently meant to support the ongoing Russian special…

Anonymous103 (2022-12-21). Military Situation In Syria On December 21, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org On December 21, the Russian Ministry of Defense recorded no hostilities and ceasefire violations in the Idlib region in the past 24 hours; | On December 20, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in Barah; | On December 20, Turkish artillery shelled SDF positions near Ain al-Arab; | On December 21, Turkish artillery shelled SDF positions near Tal Tamar; | The US Army carried out 3 air strikes in eastern Syria during the past 48 hours, according to th…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-21). Iran, Russia building trade route that defies sanctions. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 21 (MNA) — Russia and Iran are building a new transcontinental trade route stretching from the eastern edge of Europe to the Indian Ocean, a 3,000 km (1,860—mile) passage that's beyond the reach of any foreign intervention, media say.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-12-21). NATO Nuclear Compass Rendered Unavailing. libya360.wordpress.com M. K. Bhadrakumar Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) with Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, Minsk, December 19, 2022 The visit by Russian President Vladimir Putin to Minsk on Monday, accompanied by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, turned out to be immensely consequential for European security. Putin drew attention to it rather obliquely…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-12-21). Russia Takes New Steps to Secures Its Western Border. libya360.wordpress.com Moon of Alabama With NATO expanding and increasing its bellicosity Russia needed to react. One move is the integration Belarus into its defense sphere. The other is an increase of its military force to cover new threats towards its northwest. Belarus seems to be a small country when compared to Russia. But its actually of…

____ (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.

teleSUR, hvh -JCM (2022-12-21). Presidente de Ucrania se reunirá con su par de EE.UU. en Washington. telesurtv.net La Casa Blanca confirmó que Zelensky será recibido por Biden en el despacho Oval para discutir la cooperación bilateral.

infobrics (2022-12-21). Kiev regime a loose cannon. infobrics.org The Kiev regime continues escalating the conflict without check, completely disregarding the consequences their actions could have on the global security.

infobrics (2022-12-21). Emerging Markets: India the Safest Haven of the BRICS. infobrics.org Since the acronym was coined, much has changed in some of the countries that make up the 'BRICS'. Piyasi Mitra considers why India may be the standout…

teleSUR, gao, SH (2022-12-21). Atrapan a presunto autor de asesinatos en la Amazonia brasileña. telesurtv.net El sospechoso fue capturado en la frontera brasileña por otras razones, después de violar su libertad condicional.

Brett Wilkins (2022-12-21). Markey Asks Biden to Draft Plan for Ending Public Funding of Overseas Fossil Fuel Projects. commondreams.org Under last year's Glasgow Statement, the U.S. and other signatories committed to ending public financing of fossil fuel projects by the end of 2022.

Staff (2022-12-21). After Afghan, Iraqi wars: NATO plans next conflict on full spectrum of warfighting. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATOAllied Command TransformationDecember 21, 2022 NATO Medical Support Capstone Concept is Approved The NATO Medical Support Capstone Concept (NMSCC), NATO's first ever strategic Medical concept, was approved by the Military Committee on 8 December 2022….It is predicated on both ACT's NATO Warfighting Capstone Concept and ACO's Deterrence and Defence of the Euro-Atlantic area, both of …

Toward Freedom Editor (2022-12-21). Role Media Plays in U.S.-Africa Relations: Third Panel of African Peoples' Forum. towardfreedom.org Sean Blackmon, activist, organizer and broadcaster, currently serving as co-host of Radio Sputnik's "By Any Means Necessary"; Jacqueline Luqman, Black Alliance for Peace Mid-Atlantic Region Co-Coordinator, co-host of Radio Sputnik's "By Any Means Necessary" and host of "Luqman Nation" on the Black Power Media YouTube channel; Kamau Franklin, former practicing attorney, first program director of New York City Police-Watch and co-founder of Black Power Media; executive director of Community Movement Builders and co-founder and host at Black Power Media; and Karanja Gaàßuàßa, a U.S.-based Kenyan journali…

Staff (2022-12-21). NATO adds Georgia to Turkish-Azerbaijani one nation, two states military bloc. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Georgian Ministry of DefenseDecember 21, 2022 Juansher Burchuladze met with his Turkish colleague within the framework of the ministerial meeting Within the framework of the tripartite ministerial, the Minister of Defense of Georgia, who is on a visit to the Republic of Turkey, holds bilateral meetings with his colleagues. The first meeting was held by …

en.mehrnews (2022-12-21). JCPOA talks can be wrapped up within days but US is reluctant. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 21 (MNA) — The Vienna talks aimed at the revival of the 2015 nuclear deal can be wrapped up within days but the United States is not ready to take the necessary steps, Mikhail Ulyanov said.

Ryan Black (2022-12-21). The False Promise Of Nuclear Fusion. progressivehub.net CRAWFORD KILIAN | THE TYEE…

_____ (2022-12-21). Fusion—And Its Radioactive And Nuclear Weapons. popularresistance.org There was great hoopla—largely unquestioned by media— with the announcement last week by the U.S. Department of Energy of a "major scientific breakthrough" in the development of fusion energy. | "This is a landmark achievement," declared Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm. Her department's press release said the experiment at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California "produced more energy from fusion than the laser energy used to drive it" and will "provide invaluable insights into the prospects of clean fusion energy." | "Nuclear fusion technology has been around since the creation of the…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2022-12-21). "Preemptive Nuclear War": The Historic Battle for Peace and Democracy. A Third World War Threatens the Future of Humanity. globalresearch.ca US nuclear doctrine consists in portraying nuclear weapons as a means of "self defense" rather than a "weapon of mass destruction". There are powerful financial interests behind Joe Biden's $1.3 trillion nuclear weapons program initiated under Obama.

_____ (2022-12-21). False Solutions And Private Interests Take Over Global Biodiversity Summit. popularresistance.org The 15th session of the Conference of Parties (COP15) to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (UNCBD) concluded in the early hours on Monday, December 19th with the adoption of…

_____ (2022-12-21). Ten Predictions For Labor In 2023. popularresistance.org It's December, which means that it is, by law, the time when we look ahead at the coming year, and make shockingly insightful predictions about what lays ahead. A year ago, we made Ten Predictions for the Year Ahead in Labor that were, it turns out, very good. More on that below. With that track record of quality, you must feel compelled to read our predictions for 2023. Joys, disappointments, and killer robots, ahoy! AI is a labor problem. Have you played with DALL-E 2, the artificial intelligence system that can spit out professional-quality illustrations based on any prompts you give it? How about ChatGPT, tha…

_____ (2022-12-21). Prefigurative Societies In Movement. popularresistance.org Something new is happening — something new in content, depth, breadth and global consistency. Societies around the world are in movement. Since the early 1990s millions of people have been organizing similarly, and in ways that defy definitions and former ways of understanding social movements, protest and resistance. There is a growing global movement of refusal — and simultaneously, in that refusal is a creative movement. Millions are shouting No!, as they manifest alternatives in its wake. | What has been taking place in disparate places around the world is part of a new wave that is both revolutio…

_____ (2022-12-21). Netanyahu Assembles The Most Racist, Extremist Cabinet In Israeli History. popularresistance.org After a brief hiatus in the opposition, Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party won the November 1 election and are now in talks with the other right-wing parties to form a coalition government. Netanyahu, considered center-right in Israeli politics, has a history of working with far-right politicians, including those openly calling for genocide. However, his sixth government is shaping up to be the most racist, extremist government in Isdraeli history, in large part due to his inclusion of Itamar Ben-Gvir, a notorious legal defender of far-right terrorists. Until 2020, Ben-Gvir hung a photo of Baruch Goldstein, who mas…

_____ (2022-12-21). The Poor, Squeezed By 10 Trillion Dollars In External Debts. popularresistance.org The external debt of the world's low and middle-income countries at the end of 2021 totalled 9 trillion US dollars, more than double the amount a decade ago. Such debt is expected to increase by an additional 1.1 trillion US dollars in 2023. | Moreover, the debt-service payments, projected to top 62 billion US dollars in 2022, put the biggest squeeze on poor countries since 2000, according to the World Bank. | As defined by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), debt service refers to payments in respect of both principal and interest. | Actual debt service is the set of payments actual…

_____ (2022-12-21). Biggest Contracts Expiring In 2023. popularresistance.org The Teamsters contract covering 340,000 package car drivers and warehouse workers at UPS expires July 31. New Teamsters President Sean O'Brien has promised the union will be ready for the first strike against the parcel giant since 1997. | "The days of concessions and walking all over our members are over," he said in August, kicking off the contract campaign. "We won't extend negotiations by a single day. We'll either have a signed agreement that day or be hitting the pavement."

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…

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2022-12-21). Australia's Wieambilla Killings: The Sense Behind Senseless Murder. globalresearch.ca

Medea Benjamin (2022-12-21). Ten Surprisingly Good Things That Happened in 2022. commondreams.org While some are only partial gains, they are all steps towards a more just, peaceful and sustainable world.

Ali Abunimah (2022-12-21). Jewish KKK comes to power in Israel. electronicintifada.net As US influence wanes, Arab normalization with Tel Aviv may lose its appeal.

Nora Barrows-Friedman (2022-12-21). Pro-Israel media, UK university again smear Palestinian lecturer. electronicintifada.net Sheffield Hallam breaches settlement with Shahd Abusalama to inflame ongoing attacks.

Omar Zahzah (2022-12-21). California cancels Palestinians . electronicintifada.net West Hollywood City Council's adoption of the IHRA definition of anti-Semitism followed in footsteps of other councils.

Helyeh Doutaghi, Corinna Mullin, Nina Farnia (2022-12-21). How sanctions are a weapon of imperialism, used to subordinate the Global South. multipolarista.com The International People's Tribunal on US Imperialism explains how US, EU, and UN sanctions are a means of controlling Global South sovereignty and blocking the emergence of a multipolar world, to maintain the neocolonial capitalist order.

____ (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). (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.

teleSUR, rzr, SH (2022-12-21). China inaugura mega central hidroeléctrica en el río Yangtsé. telesurtv.net La central hidroeléctrica de Baihetan esta equipada con 16 unidades de generación hidroeléctrica, cada una con una capacidad de 1 millón de kilovatios.

____ (2022-12-21). Europe becomes new market for Chinese NEVs. ecns.cn Data from China Automobile Dealers Association (CADA) shows that the European market is becoming a new export destination for domestically-made new energy vehicles alongside Asia.

____ (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

____ (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 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). 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). 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…

Hedelberto López Blanch (2022-12-21). Rusia y China impulsan una economía multipolar. globalizacion.ca Pese a los esfuerzos de Estados Unidos y de la Unión Europea por tratar de dañar las economías de Rusia y China, estas dos naciones han impulsado sobremanera sus relaciones e intercambios comerciales en los últimos años como una forma…

WSWS (2022-12-21). Japan plans to double military spending. wsws.org The military build-up is explicitly directed against China, and is part of the rapidly escalating, US-led preparations for war with Beijing.

____ (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). 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). 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). 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-Myanmar border port optimizes pandemic control measures. ecns.cn Ruili, China's border port with Myanmar, optimized pandemic prevention and control measures for Nongdao Passage and Leiyun Passage on Wednesday, according to the latest notice published by the local municipal government.

teleSUR, hvh, JCM (2022-12-21). Expresidente ruso Medvédev se reúne con mandatario Xi Jinping en China. telesurtv.net El exmandatario ruso entregó el mensaje del titular del Kremlin al presidente Xi donde se resalta el buen estado de las relaciones bilaterales.

____ (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.

Editor (2022-12-21). Join anti war actions Jan. 13-22. workers.org Minneapolis, October 2022. One of 70 local UNAC-coordinated antiwar actions. "The greatest purveyor of violence in the world: my own Government; I cannot be silent." Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., April 4, 1967 With this quote, the United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC) announced its call for coordinated actions in cities . . . |

Luca GoldMansour (2022-12-21). Media Falsely Prescribes Pain to Workers as Only Solution to Inflation. commondreams.org This dynamic plays out in the media like a bait and switch, in which reporters acknowledge and sympathize with the pain of ordinary people, but prescribe them more pain as the only way out.

WSWS (2022-12-21). Sri Lankan SEP pays tribute to Keerthi Balasuriya. wsws.org Party members, supporters and family members commemorated the life and struggle of Keerthi Balasuriya with a graveside meeting at the Borella Public Cemetery in Colombo.

Anonymous669 (2022-12-21). U.S. Forces Held Joint Exercise With Its Proxies In Syria's Al-Tanf (Photos). southfront.org Green Berets and their partner force, the Maghaweir al-Thowra (MaT), during a joint patrol mission near At-Tanf Garrison, Syria, April 29, 2020.(U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. William Howard) | The United States-led coalition and its proxy, the Army of Free Syria (AFS) had held a joint exercise at al-Tanf garrison in southeastern Syria. | On December 18, the AFS, previously known as Maghaweir al-Thowra, shared photos f…

Juan Cole (2022-12-21). Why Algeria's Coup and Civil War Should Alarm Americans About Trumpism. commondreams.org The United States has been a relatively stable country since the end of our Civil War. But it isn't inherently stable.

Staff (2022-12-21). Aeschylus: Ares, father of tears, mows the field of man. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com ==== Anti-war essays, poems, short stories and literary excerpts Greek and Roman writers on war and peace Aeschylus: The unpeopled land laments her youth ==== Aeschylus…

Press Associates (2022-12-21). Angry Locomotive Engineers oust union president. peoplesworld.org TUCSON, Ariz. (PAI)—Angry members of Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen took out their ire over the national freight rail contract agreed to by union leaders, including their longtime President Dennis Pierce, by throwing the latter out of his job. They elected little-known Union Pacific engineer Edward Hall of Tucson. He takes office Jan. 1. …

Shawgi Tell (2022-12-21). Another Charter School Abandons Parents, Students, and Teachers. dissidentvoice.org Charter schools close every week, leaving many parents, students, and teachers out in the cold. Even worse, these "free market" schools governed by unelected private persons often close with no warning to anyone, leaving everyone blindsided. Charter schools typically close for poor academic performance, corruption, or mismanagement, and it is common for all three to …

Anonymous669 (2022-12-21). Houthis Call On Egypt To Distant Itself From War In Yemen After Taking Command Of Red Sea Force. southfront.org The Houthis (Ansar Allah) have called on Egypt to distance itself from the Saudi-led war on Yemen, which has been…

Dr. T. P. Wilkinson (2022-12-21). The Hidden History of the Korean War. globalresearch.ca

Dr. Gary G. Kohls (2022-12-21). World War I, "An Un-Christian Like Patriotic Fervor": The 108th Anniversary of the Christmas Truce of 1914. globalresearch.ca "…and the ones who call the shots won't be among the dead and lame; And on each end of the rifle we're the same" — John McCutcheon | 108 years ago this Christmas Eve something happened in the early months of …

en.mehrnews (2022-12-21). Sidelines of Cabinet meeting. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 21 (MNA) — The ministers attending the cabinet meeting chaired by President Ebrahim Raeisi answered the questions put forward by the journalists on the sidelines of the meeting.

Staff (2022-12-21). Primer ministro de Bahamas y titular de Salud de Cuba ratifican voluntad de ampliar cooperación. cubadebate.cu Durante un encuentro sostenido este martes, el ministro de Salud Pública de Cuba, Dr. José àÅngel Portal Miranda y el primer ministro de Bahamas, Philip Edward Davis, ratificaron las nuevas posibilidades de ampliar la cooperación en el sector de la Salud. En el encuentro se agradeció la cooperación y la asistencia brindada por Cuba en materia de Salud.

WSWS (2022-12-21). The January 6 Committee's referrals against Trump and the intensifying crisis of American democracy. wsws.org In raising the Civil War, Cheney, intentionally or not, raised the specter of civil war in the US today. What she did not say was that her Republican Party, which opposed slavery and led the crushing of a slave-owners' insurrection, is now the party of fascist insurrectionists.

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.

Richie Merino (2022-12-21). How the war machine 'recruits' poor, oppressed youth. workers.org A Dec. 11 New York Times report highlighted how thousands of public high school students in majority poor, Black and Brown districts are funneled into the U.S. military's Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps program. Students are automatically enrolled and forced to participate as an explicit requirement without parental consent. Some . . . |

imperial.ac.uk (2022-12-21). Xmaths activity packs and music festival safety award: News from the College. imperial.ac.uk Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial.

WSWS (2022-12-21). SGP election statement for 2023 Berlin state election: Vote against war! Vote SGP! wsws.org The Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (SGP, Socialist Equality Party) is making the recall of the Berlin state election a referendum against the hated war policies and social devastation being ruthlessly advanced at federal and state levels.

Anonymous103 (2022-12-21). Military Situation In Iraq On December 21, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org

Betsey Piette (2022-12-21). Water polluting energy company gets green light to resume fracking. workers.org During a protest in 2017, Dimock resident Ray Kemble holds a gallon jug containing water contaminated by Cabot Oil & Gas, which tried to sue Kemble for his "frivolous claim." Pennsylvania Nearly 14 years after a water well explosion on Jan. 1, 2009, made residents of Dimock, Pennsylvania, aware of . . . |

Anand Naidoo (2022-12-21). The Heat: Technology Trends. america.cgtn.com The leaps with Artificial intelligence, the drive for electric cars, the possibility of endless clean energy. We will take a look at technology advancements in 2022 and what to expect in 2023. Technology is one of the most influential subjects in today's society. The advancement …

WSWS (2022-12-21). US Supreme Court intervenes to keep Title 42 anti-migrant policy in place. wsws.org Chief Justice Roberts issued an order on Monday that temporarily extended the Title 42 expulsion of immigrants for public health reasons begun by the Trump administration in 2020—for the purpose of stirring up extreme American nationalism and xenophobic hatred of immigrants—and continued by the Biden administration.

teleSUR, MER (2022-12-21). Presidente venezolano recibe a vice primera ministra de Namibia. telesurtv.net Ambos países establecieron relaciones diplomáticas desde 1990 y han suscrito 11 mecanismos de cooperación en diversas áreas estratégicas.

Staff (2022-12-21). Tasas vigentes en el mercado cambiario cubano este miércoles 21 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 miércoles 21 de diciembre en el mercado cambiario del país.

Anonymous103 (2022-12-21). The Wieambilla Killings: The Sense Behind Senseless Murder. southfront.org

WSWS (2022-12-21). Kari Lake calls for Republican election officials to be incarcerated at fascist Turning Point USA rally. wsws.org Lake was one of several Republican politicians and operatives who incited violence against election officials and their political enemies at the four-day conference held in Phoenix, Arizona.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-21). Riyadh ready to continue negotiations with Tehran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 21 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian says that Saudi Arabia is ready to continue negotiations with Iran.

Adriaan Alsema (2022-12-21). Is Colombia's top mafia prosecutor targeting kids or gangsters? colombiareports.com Colombia's prosecution allegedly used foreign aid to convert its organized crime division into a unit that apparently persecutes protest organizers. The organized crime division was created in 2017 to strengthen the…

teleSUR, JCM (2022-12-21). 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.

WSWS (2022-12-21). Florida Governor DeSantis convenes anti-vaccine panel. wsws.org At last week's live-streamed roundtable with opponents of COVID-19 masking and vaccination, the Florida governor said he will empanel a grand jury to investigate adverse events associated with the mRNA vaccines.

WSWS (2022-12-21). Australia's Gold Coast bus drivers strike over poor wages and conditions. wsws.org The mounting anger of Kinetic workers over the soaring cost of living, lack of job safety and non-existent toilet and lunch facilities produced a more than 95 percent vote for industrial action.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-21). Iran delivers blow to terrorist network behind Izeh attack. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 21 (MNA) — A joint operation by Iranian intelligence agents and a security raid have "delivered a blow" to a terrorist network that was behind a deadly attack in the country's southwest last month.

____ (2022-12-21). Beijing court sentences 5 defendants for illegal hunting. ecns.cn The Beijing Miyun District People's Court has sentenced four defendants to six to seven months in prison, and one defendant to five months of detention, for illegally hunting wildlife in Beijing.

Luis Chirino (2022-12-21). Cuba holds its first women's boxing match. america.cgtn.com Cuba has established its first female boxing team. The new team is expected to compete in the Central American Games in El Salvador and the Pan-Am Championship in Chile next year, and later for the 2024 Olympics in Paris.

____ (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.

Cristen Hemingway Jaynes (2022-12-21). High stakes biodiversity summit ends with agreement to protect 30 percent of nature by 2030. peoplesworld.org In a landmark deal for the protection of nature, nations meeting at the COP15 UN Biodiversity Conference in Montreal have reached a deal to protect 30 percent of Earth for nature by 2030. The goal of the Kunming-Montreal Global biodiversity framework is to protect the planet's rich yet threatened biodiversity. It also includes objectives for the preservation and restoration of …

teleSUR, SH (2022-12-21). Cuba reafirma voluntad de ampliar cooperación con Bahamas. telesurtv.net El presidente cubano aseguró que Bahamas puede contar con Cuba para ampliar la cooperación y profundizar el diálogo político binacional.

teleSUR, DRL (2022-12-21). 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.

Jake Watkins (2022-12-21). Indiana inmates appeal to People's World and its readers for help. peoplesworld.org WESTVILLE, Ind.—In October, People's World began receiving letters from our incarcerated readers at Westville Correctional Facility (WCF) asking for help with dehumanizing conditions. Denial of necessary healthcare, withholding of medicine, lack of heat, and undrinkable water were some issues that Jamark Jackson and Harry Harrison reported. Harrison is currently incarcerated and is bound to a …

Prof Denis Rancourt (2022-12-21). Probable Causal Association Between Australia's New Regime of High All-cause Mortality and Its COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout. globalresearch.ca

en.mehrnews (2022-12-21). People prepare for Yalda Night in Qazvin. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 21 (MNA) — The people in Qazvin buy fruits and snacks in preparation for the longest night of the year known as Yalda in Iran to mark the arrival of winter.

Staff (2022-12-21). El tiempo: Madrugada ligeramente fría en el interior, tarde cálida y muy pocas lluvias. cubadebate.cu 🌦️ Amanecerá con poca nubosidad en gran parte del país. Desde el final de la mañana estará parcialmente nublado y se nublará ocasionalmente durante la tarde en algunas localidades, con escasas lluvias.

teleSUR, rzr, YSM (2022-12-21). OMC debatirá en 2023 suspensión de patentes de terapias anticovid. telesurtv.net Los miembros volverán a tratar el tema en la próxima reunión de la OMC, entre el 2 y 3 de marzo de 2023.

Princess Harmony (2022-12-21). Rest in power, Chairman Sison! workers.org The revolutionary movement lost an immensely important leader — Professor Jose Maria Sison — Dec. 16, 2022. As the founding chairman of the revolutionary Communist Party of the Philippines, Sison used the revolutionary thought of Marxism to lead the proletariat in the Philippines to battle against imperialism from the U.S. and . . . |

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-12-21). Saab Oral Argument Focuses on Legitimacy of Maduro Government. libya360.wordpress.com Dan Kovalik 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. In "Saab Hearing Proves He Deserves Diplomatic Immunity, Exposes Prosecution's Duplicity", I summarize the key facts presented by Alex…

SP Editor (2022-12-21). A Year of Record-Breaking Global Displacement. scheerpost.com

WSWS (2022-12-21). Sherwin-Williams paint manufacturing workers in Maryland strike. wsws.org About 30 United Auto Workers union members at a Sherwin-Williams plant in Maryland have been on strike for almost a month.

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.

Michelle Begue (2022-12-21). Colombian food waste app hopes to save the planet. america.cgtn.com Faced with so much food waste, Colombian entrepreneur, Cristian Casas created CorAppBastos to connect food suppliers and buyers with those who cannot afford food. See more.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-21). France's interference in Iran internal affairs 'unacceptable'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 21 (MNA) — In a meeting with his French counterpart, the Iranian Foreign Minister told her that France's interference in Iran's internal affairs is unacceptable.

Mike Lofgren (2022-12-21). There Is a Great Replacement Going On—But It's Not What You've Been Told. commondreams.org Rising death rates in red America is an underreported story with deep ideological roots.

SAM (2022-12-21). The Prosecution Of Julian Assange Is A Threat To Free Speech. progressivehub.net AMY GOODMAN AND DENIS MOYNIHAN | LA PROGRESSIVE…

____ (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.

Julian Rose (2022-12-21). Green New Deal and Vegan Bullying. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2022-12-21). Sabor y Tradición: Frituras de acelga, tomates rellenos y pollo frito a la criolla. cubadebate.cu Espero con este trabajo hacer un reconocimiento al Hotel Nacional de Cuba, en sus 92 años. Felicidades. En esta ocasión les propongo algunos platos: frituras de acelga, tomates rellenos y pollo frito a la criolla.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-21). Bandits kill 37 in Nigeria's Kaduna, burn down houses. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 21 (MNA) — 37 people have been reportedly killed by bandits during fresh attacks in the Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna State in Nigeria.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-21). EU's Borrell, Omani FM discuss Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 21 (MNA) — EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell and the Omani Foreign Minister Sayyid Badr Albusaidi in a meeting last night discussed Iran-related issues.

teleSUR, jaa, YSM (2022-12-21). Reportan al menos dos muertos por sismo en California, EE.UU. telesurtv.net Hasta el momento, no se ha emitido ninguna alerta de tsunami en las costas de Estados Unidos o de países cercanos.

The Lever (2022-12-21). The Lever's 2022 Cheat Sheet Recap. levernews.com

Staff (2022-12-21). Las relaciones de amistad entre Cuba y Vietnam son un invaluable tesoro. cubadebate.cu "Con un cálido y fraterno abrazo" al pueblo vietnamita, al miembro del Buró Político y Secretario General del Partido Comunista de Vietnam, Nguyen Phu Trong, y a toda la dirección de esa organización, dio inicio el primer secretario del Comité Central del Partido Comunista de Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, al encuentro virtual sostenido entre ambos líderes.

Staff (2022-12-21). UNE no prevé afectaciones por déficit de generación durante este miércoles. cubadebate.cu En el día de ayer no se afectó el servicio eléctrico por déficit de generación. La disponibilidad del SEN a las 07: 00 horas es de 2620 MW y la demanda 1940 MW, sin afectación al servicio por déficit de capacidad en el SEN. Se estima que en el día de hoy no se afecte el servicio por déficit de capacidad de generación en el Sistema Eléctrico Nacional.

Hendrik Sybrandy (2022-12-21). Christmas tree shortage in the U.S. america.cgtn.com See why Christmas trees are so hard to find this year in the U.S.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-21). Iran calls on human rights claimants to host Afghan refugees. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 21 (MNA) — Saying that Iran and its neighboring countries are not the only countries that should be responsible for hosting Afghan refugees, Iran's permanent envoy to the UN called on human rights claimants to accept Afghan refugees too.

Clara Roman (2022-12-21). After expulsion, the Panará commemorate 25 years of their return home in Brazil. peoplesworld.org Two groups of men descend the unpaved road at a rapid, rocking gait. Under the intense midday sun, each carries the three-meters-long trunk of a buriti palm tree, weighing at least a hundred kilos. One man carries the trunk for some meters before another takes his place. They spell each other without stopping because they …

WSWS (2022-12-21). Newly released bodycam footage shows Jacksonville, Florida police murder of Kevin Mahan. wsws.org The officer who shot and killed the 43-year-old Mahan last April was never identified or charged, and remains on duty.

____ (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.

Editor (2022-12-21). "I Did Not Know I Had A Voice" scheerpost.com

Special to People's World (2022-12-21). L.A. activist and union organizer Richard Castro, Jr., dies at 70. peoplesworld.org LOS ANGELES—The world has lost a fighter in the revolutionary struggle. Activist and union organizer Richard Castro, Jr., died Nov. 27, 2022. Known affectionately by many of his friends and family as "Junior," Castro was 70 years old. Castro was a native to California, born on Dec. 23, 1951, to Richard and Flora Castro. From …

Steven Sahiounie (2022-12-21). Jordan Vows Crack Down on Protestors "Tied to Terrorism" globalresearch.ca

Jim Spellman (2022-12-21). U.S. reaches 100M COVID-19 cases. america.cgtn.com The U.S. has reached a new unpleasant milestone: 100 million Americans have now contracted COVID-19, according to Johns Hopkins University. And the total number of cases is likely much higher, due to asymptomatic cases and cases diagnosed with home tests kits that are often not reported to authorities.

Joe Hughes (2022-12-21). Congress Decides Corporate Tax Cuts Are Too Expensive If It Means Also Helping Children. commondreams.org Cutting child poverty was not worth it if it could even be theorized that rich people might end up slightly less rich.

Julia Conley (2022-12-21). Biden Admin Opens First-of-Its-Kind Civil Rights Probe Into Book Banning in Texas Schools. commondreams.org "Granbury ISD's book ban is part of a statewide trend of school districts targeting their LGBTQ students," said the ACLU of Texas. "This trend is not only deeply harmful, but it's also unlawful."

teleSUR, rzr, YSM (2022-12-21). Presidente de Bolivia inaugura hospital de segundo nivel en Oruro. telesurtv.net El nuevo centro médico garantizará servicios con equipamiento de primera, en diversas especialidades médicas.

_____ (2022-12-21). Two Speeches Two Worldviews. journal-neo.org 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, was to …

Eric Zuesse (2022-12-21). Foreign Affairs are of Virtually No Interest to American Voters. dissidentvoice.org Foreign affairs, including national security, don't show among the 14 types of issues in the recent Gallup article, "Government Remains Americans' Top Problem in 2022": all of the 14 issue-areas that did show were the top issue for at least 3% of Gallup's respondents in 2022, and all of them were domestic issues, not international— …

Editor (2022-12-21). 'I Did Not Know I Had a Voice'. scheerpost.com

Frank Cappello (2022-12-21). The Dangers Of Censoring Journalists And Holiday Consumerism. levernews.com Read the full story: | Sign up now to read the full story and get access to all paid posts. | Already have an account? |

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-12-21). Day 3 Closing Arguments in Legal Hearing Concerning US Political Prisoner Alex Saab's Diplomatic Status. libya360.wordpress.com Stansfield Smith After day one and day two of the hearing, December 12-13, the case of Alex Saab's diplomatic immunity wrapped up on the third day, December 20. Judge Robert Scola in the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida will make his decision by the end of this month. Saab's defense explained…

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.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-21). Iran increases oil output to 3 mn barrels per day: Owji. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 21 (MNA) — The Iranian Oil Minister announced that Iran's oil production has reached 3 million barrels per day.

WSWS (2022-12-21). Autoworkers back official protest by Will Lehman against voter suppression in UAW election. wsws.org The challenge filed Monday by Will Lehman details the systematic efforts by the United Auto Workers bureaucracy to disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of members.

Franc Contreras (2022-12-21). Migrants wait to enter the U.S. while Title 42 ends. america.cgtn.com Thousands of migrants from Central America, Venezuela and Mexico are waiting for update news on a U.S. immigration policy called Title 42, to see if they will have a chance to entering the country.

Khalil Bendib (2022-12-21). No Holiday Gifts for the Planet. otherwords.org

Javier Tolcachier (2022-12-21). La alegría del Sur: No nacimos para sufrir. globalizacion.ca Repetir la consigna de que sufrir es connatural de la vida representa una afrenta a la posibilidad de transformar las condiciones dadas, de rebelarnos ante la naturalización de preceptos heredados que en nada ayudan a mejorar nuestras vidas y la…

Betsey Piette (2022-12-21). 'From the Darkness Shines a Light'. workers.org Philadelphia is known as the "City of Murals," with over 4,000 works of community-based public art adorning outer brick walls of buildings in every neighborhood. The artworks are part of a "campaign by the city to repurpose public spaces and create positive dialogue in communities," according to Mural Arts Philadelphia. . . . |

____ (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.

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

en.mehrnews (2022-12-21). Front pages of Iran's English dailies on Dec. 21. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 21 (MNA) — Here are the front pages of Iran's English language dailies on Tuesday, December 21.

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…

____ (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.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-21). Iran condemns US support for anti-Iran terror cult. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 21 (MNA) — Iran's Foreign Ministry has strongly condemned the United States for lionizing the ringleader of the anti-Iran terrorist cult of the Mujahedin-e-Khalq Organization (MKO).

en.mehrnews (2022-12-21). Pistachio no longer top non-oil export commodity. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 21 (MNA) — Official data on Iran's pistachio exports indicate a considerable decline in the value of shipments this year.

teleSUR, odr, YSM (2022-12-21). Reportan 279 nuevos casos de Covid-19 en República Dominicana. telesurtv.net Desde el inicio de la pandemia, República Dominicana acumula 657.626 infectados y 6 .369 recuperados.

Editor (2022-12-21). 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 …

Maddi Johnson, Jim McMahan (2022-12-21). Three-day strike at 100+ Starbucks stores. workers.org Starbucks workers picket at Seattle roasters, Dec 17. Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington Union coffee is hot, and at this point the bosses must feel like they're getting boiled. In November more than 100 Starbucks stores countrywide went on strike for three days; and over the weekend of Dec. 16-18, . . . |

teleSUR- odr, SH (2022-12-21). EE.UU. supera los 100 millones de casos confirmados de Covid-19. telesurtv.net Según un informe de la Universidad Johns Hopkins, el número de muertes en Estados Unidos asociadas a la Covid-19 subió a 1.088.218.

Staff (2022-12-21). Colaboración en salud entre Gobierno de Japón y Unicef-Cuba: Más de seis millones de cubanos beneficiados (+ Fotos y video). cubadebate.cu Con beneficios palpables en el programa de inmunización del país, ya que los recursos donados contribuyen a fortalecer la cadena de frío y garantizar adecuados niveles inmunitarios en la población cubana, el proyecto Fortalecimiento de la capacidad del Sistema Nacional de Salud para la crisis de covid-19, continúa concretando resultados que redundan en la calidad de la asistencia sanitaria en la nación caribeña.

SP Editor (2022-12-21). Liz Theoharis: The Sleeping Giant of American Life. scheerpost.com

WSWS (2022-12-21). Australia: Pampas workers rushed back to work after wage-cutting offer. wsws.org A snap vote was held on the basis of assurances from the UWU bureaucracy that the company had upped its pay "rise" offer from 4 percent to 4.5 percent and agreed to offer permanent full-time positions to workers currently engaged as casuals.

Staff (2022-12-21). Messi rompe récord de "likes" en la historia de todas las redes sociales al superar a la tiktoker Bella Poarch. cubadebate.cu Leo Messi no sólo consiguió el récord con la fotografía con más "likes" de la historia de Instagram superando a "Huevo", que publicó Serghei Platonov el 14 de enero de 2019 en Shutterstock con el título "eggs isolated on white background" (56,1 millones de likes). Ahora superó los 64 millones de "likes" de un vídeo de Bella Poarch en TikTok de 2020.

teleSUR, DRL (2022-12-21). Congreso presenta informe del asalto al Capitolio en EE.UU. telesurtv.net El comité bipartidista concluyó que el expresidente Donald Trump difundió deliberadamente acusaciones falsas de fraude electoral en 2020.

It's Going Down (2022-12-21). This Is America #179: Repression of Forest Defenders in Atlanta and How Trump's DHS Tried to Manufacture 'ANTIFA' Conspiracy. itsgoingdown.org Welcome, to This Is America, December 20th, 2022. On this episode, first we speak with someone from the Atlanta Community Press Collective, about the recent arrests of forest defenders in Atlanta, Georgia, the trumped up charges they face, and how the community is responding. We then speak with Dell Cameron, a journalist who published a…

_____ (2022-12-21). First meeting of AUKUS defense ministers was held in Washington. journal-neo.org On December 6, several events were held in Washington DC by the ministers of defense of Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States with different composition of participants. Of these, the main event was the one that marked the beginning of the functioning of the ministerial level of AUKUS, formed in September 2021. The …

Editor (2022-12-21). An Xmas Gift from Hedges and Fish. scheerpost.com Every year, Bob sends Chris Hedges and Mr. Fish into the blistering cold of the New Jersey woods to chop down a tree for the annual ScheerPost Christmas party. Please donate to ScheerPost so we can start buying a tree instead—and so you can get a book.

Staff (2022-12-21). Centrales se mantiene en la pugna por el tercer puesto. cubadebate.cu Los Centrales del director técnico Armando Jesús Ferrer Ruiz no creyeron en los Cafetaleros, que cedieron 9×4 en el partido escenificado en el parque Augusto César Sandino.

Staff (2022-12-21). Con Filo: Entre gol y gol (+ Video). cubadebate.cu La victoria de Argentina en el Mundial de Fútbol nos ha dejado a todos, o casi todos, extasiados. Después de tanta tensión y euforia, ese triunfo es motivo de celebración. Varios asuntos, dignos de analizar, sucedieron en el ínterin de ese gran espectáculo deportivo y fueron abordados este martes en Con Filo.

Anonymous765 (2022-12-21). U.S. Defies Turkey In Northern Syria. southfront.org |

Survival International (2022-12-21). Shocking Health Crisis for Brazil's Yanomami. dissidentvoice.org Desperately malnourished Yanomami children, Surucucus region. © URIHI Associaàßà£o Yanomami A devastating new report has revealed the full extent of the crisis in the Yanomami territory caused by a massive invasion of illegal goldminers: Yanomami children are dying from malnutrition at a rate 191 times greater than Brazil's average. Deaths of Yanomami children …

Julia Conley (2022-12-21). Omnibus Spending Bill Boosts School Lunches—By Cutting Pandemic-Era SNAP Benefits. commondreams.org The proposed Summer EBT program would be "a historic investment in the nutrition, education, and well-being" of millions of children, but it comes with a "troubling" trade-off, said policy analysts.

Staff (2022-12-21). Joe Biden recibe a Volodímir Zelenski en la Casa Blanca. cubadebate.cu El presidente estadounidense, Joe Biden, en compañía de su esposa Jill, recibió este miércoles en la Casa Blanca a su homólogo ucraniano, Volodímir Zelenski. Antes de su reunión a puerta cerrada, ambos mandatarios hicieron declaraciones ante la prensa en la Oficina Oval. "EE.UU. está con el pueblo de Ucrania", afirmó Biden.

Don Hank (2022-12-21). Video: Panama Commemorates Those Who Died in the 1989 Illegal US Invasion, Noriega Was a CIA Asset. globalresearch.ca

teleSUR, gao, JCM (2022-12-21). Rusia y OIEA estudian zona segura para central de Zaporiyia. telesurtv.net El director de la OIEA, Rafael Grossi, se reunirá con altos funcionarios rusos para establecer consenso en algunos temas.

teleSUR, gao, SH (2022-12-21). Fallece Haydée Gastelú, fundadora de Madres de Plaza de Mayo. telesurtv.net Haydée Gastelú estuvo presente en la primera ronda de las madres en la plaza de Mayo el 30 de abril de 1977, en busca de su hijo desaparecido.

teleSUR, SH (2022-12-21). Putin se reúne con alto mando militar por situación en Ucrania. telesurtv.net La presidencia rusa comunicó que en la reunión se hará un balance de lo ocurrido en 2022 y la planificación de las tareas para el 2023.

Ryan Black (2022-12-21). Congress Boosts NLRB Funding By $25 Million. progressivehub.net EDWIN J. VIERA | PUBLIC NEWS SERVICE…

Staff (2022-12-21). El olor a dólar del anticastrismo en Europa. cubadebate.cu El Gobierno de Estados Unidos aporta, cada año, no menos de 20 millones de dólares a más de cincuenta grupos de la contrarrevolución cubana, la mayoría de Miami. Estos, a su vez, triangulan parte de estos fondos hacia la "disidencia" interna cubana y, de manera creciente, también a organizaciones ubicadas en Europa.

____ (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.

____ (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.

teleSUR, DRL (2022-12-21). 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.

Jim Hightower (2022-12-21). Should We Call 2022 the 'Year of the Workers'? commondreams.org Hardly a week has gone by without another group of employees daring to rise up here, there, and everywhere to fight for union representation, family-sustaining wages, basic health care, rational work schedules, safe workplaces, and job security.

Maximillian Alvarez (2022-12-21). Is 'degrowth' the answer to the capitalist climate crisis? therealnews.com The planet we share, the only home we've ever known, has its limits. Its resources, its ability to sustain all life, are not infinite—and every day we are bearing witness to the disastrous consequences of mortgaging our collective future on the false belief that they are. The path we are on now is untenable, something's going to give. Whether it comes from us or for us, change is coming nonetheless. | As an ecologically and civilizationally sustainable alternative to an unsustainable global system driven by the economic necessity of infinite growth, "degrowth" can mean many things and could take many…

teleSUR, jaa -YSM (2022-12-21). México planteará Alianza para la Prosperidad de Pueblos de las Américas. telesurtv.net El ministro de Exteriores mexicano detalló que esta idea será presentada por AMLO en la próxima Cumbre de Norteamérica.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-21). Headlines of Iran's Persian dailies on Dec. 21. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 21 (MNA) — Mehr news agency takes a look at the headlines of Iran's Persian-language dailies on Wednesday, December 21.

teleSUR, gao, SH (2022-12-21). Asamblea salvadoreña aprueba reforma a la ley de pensiones. telesurtv.net Las nuevas pensiones tendrán un mínimo de 400 dólares y un máximo de 3.000, con lo que se eliminan las pensiones VIP.

teleSUR, odr, YSM (2022-12-21). Instan a tomar prevención ante cenizas del volcán Cotopaxi en Ecuador. telesurtv.net Las autoridades informaron que el material volcánico llegó con una intensidad leve a regiones del sur de Quito.

Canadian Tire Fire (2022-12-21). Canadian Tire Fire # : Resistance to COP 15 in Montreal, Winnipeg Landfill Blockaded for #MMIWG. itsgoingdown.org cover photo: @MrDeLaronde Five people who pled guilty to charges in connection with last November's raid on Coyote Camp have been sentenced, given either a $ 0 fine or 25 hours of community service. An additional 13 people have plead not guilty and are challenging the charges. In other news this week, a new permanent injunction…

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.

Final Straw (2022-12-21). Final Straw: Evictions and Domestic Terrorism Charges Against Atlanta Forest Defenders. itsgoingdown.org Long-running anarchist podcast and radio show The Final Straw reports on recent arrests and repression of Atlanta forest defenders. Listen and Download HERE For this week's main podcast, we spoke with an activist of the Atlanta Anti-Repression Committee about the recent police raids and arrests in the Welaunee Forest, aka Atlanta Forest, which have brought…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-21). 72% surge in coal concentrate output. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 21 (MNA) — The coal concentrate production of the Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization's subsidiaries reached 526,221 tons in the first eight months of the current Iranian year (March 21-Nov. 21).

Staff (2022-12-21). Chapeando: No hay nada más poderoso que la verdad. cubadebate.cu Hablamos en este podcast del bajón de fake news contra Cuba. øUn repliegue de los odiadores o son los algoritmos que no nos dejan verlos?El análisis se inspira en el programa del Titán de Cuba, un youtuber residente en Estados Unidos, quien suele aderezar sus comentarios con palabras tan fuertes, que no siempre podemos reproducirlos, aunque nunca faltan las ganas por las expresiones cubanísimas que suelta con las palabrotas.

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). 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.

Chauncey K. Robinson (2022-12-21). 'RRR' review: A forceful saga highlighting two epic Indian revolutionaries. peoplesworld.org Like many viewers, you may be tired of the constant barrage of comic book hero movies about fictional beings saving the world in increasingly outlandish ways. Everyone loves a hero, but the formulaic mainstream DC and Marvel movies can begin to blend together. The film RRR brings the tale of two heroes—real-life Indian revolutionaries to …

en.mehrnews (2022-12-21). Causalities reported as fire erupts aboard ship in Turkey. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 21 (MNA) — At least one person was killed and 13 injured in a fire that broke out aboard a Maltese-flagged bulk carrier off Turkey's Sinop province late on Tuesday, Turkish television reported citing local authorities.

Staff (2022-12-21). El apoyo del Grupo Caudal a familias pinareñas afectadas por Ian o la responsabilidad social de una empresa estatal (+ Fotos y Video). cubadebate.cu De sol a sol, los hombres construyen viviendas para damnificados durante el paso del huracán Ian, quienes han sido beneficiados con una contribución de Caudal, Grupo Empresarial de Seguros y Servicios Financieros, que, con el aporte de sus ocho empresas, decidió financiar la compra, construcción y reparación de 15 casas en Pinar del Río.

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.

Adriaan Alsema (2022-12-21). Colombia's armed conflict moving to cities: report. colombiareports.com Colombia's illegal armed groups are increasingly moving their violence from the countryside to the country's cities, according to a leading think tank on the armed conflict. In its annual report…

____ (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). 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.

KATIE (2022-12-21). Opportunity alone does not bring freedom. People do. bdsmovement.net

Editor (2022-12-21). Congress Has One Last Chance to Abolish the Crack Cocaine Sentencing Disparity. scheerpost.com

____ (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.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-12-21). Cuba: When is the Monroe Doctrine Going to Die? libya360.wordpress.com Ibis Frade Although Humanity has evolved a lot up to date, contemporary U.S. administrations continue to use in their relations with Latin America a policy whose beginnings date back to 1823. Time and again, they use it as a basis for justifying their actions: the much-used Monroe Doctrine, but it's better known as "America for…

Editor (2022-12-21). When is the Monroe Doctrine going to die? mronline.org Although Humanity has evolved a lot up to date, contemporary U.S. administrations continue to use in their relations with Latin America a policy whose beginnings date back to 1823.

Staff (2022-12-21). Portuarios se afianza en zona de clasificación. cubadebate.cu Portuarios minimizó 2×1 a los Tabacaleros en nueve entradas. El éxito quedó en manos de José Ignacio Bermudes García y el revés en Dorvis Lornet Navarro Queralta. El lanzador abridor José Ignacio Bermudes García trabajó para una carrera, nueve hits y recetar tres ponches, en siete capítulos. Dorvis Lornet Navarro Queralta, caminó siete entradas.

Staff (2022-12-21). En video, Cuadrando la caja: Industrias culturales en Cuba, sus potencialidades y desafíos (2). cubadebate.cu øQué concepciones predominan en el mundo sobre el tema, cómo lo vemos desde el socialismo cubano? øCómo se relacionan los grandes resultados del país en la formación de profesionales del arte con la economía?.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-12-21). Religious Fundamentalism and Imperialism in Latin America. libya360.wordpress.com Tricontinental The entrance of the community building serves as a reminder and commemoration of the work and life of Archbishop Oscar Romero, Colonia Dolores, San Salvador, El Salvador. (Alison McKellar / Flickr) The church is responsible for a litany of injustices — and today Christian rhetoric is used to defend a violent neoliberal capitalism. But…

The Tricontinental (2022-12-21). Dossier No. 59: Religious fundamentalism and imperialism in Latin America: Action and resistance. mronline.org It is impossible to disconnect religion from the political projects of domination and liberation in Latin America.

The Global Research Team (2022-12-21). This Holiday Season, Save Lives, Spread the Word on the Corona Crisis! globalresearch.ca "You see George, you really had a wonderful life. Don't you see what a mistake it would be to throw it away?" — Clarence, from Frank Capra's 1946 film It's a Wonderful Life | *** | This Christmas, we send to you, …

Staff (2022-12-21). "La FEU de nuestros días es una parte esencial del cuerpo de la Revolución" cubadebate.cu La FEU sigue siendo defensora de las esencias de la patria, de lo que hemos logrado y de cuanto nos falta por perfeccionar. Comprometida con el futuro y la implicación consciente de los jóvenes en él, para seguir haciendo la universidad martiana que soñaron todos los que lucharon para que el tiempo futuro fuera siempre mejor.

submedia.tv (2022-12-21). System Fail #20: Picking a Side. itsgoingdown.org Sub.Media returns with a new episode of System Fail, which looks at international news from an anarchist perspective. Nearly 200 years in, the Monroe Doctrine has had a devastating track record in the Western hemisphere. This bloody history of gringo imperialism has produced strains of left-wing populism, which have become strong political forces in the…

WSWS (2022-12-21). Black Panther: Wakanda Forever: An empty, generic sequel to an already-empty original. wsws.org The film, which has done very well at the box office, is nothing but a fairly standard addition to the over-saturated action film genre.

teleSUR, jaa, SH (2022-12-21). Presidente cubano celebra centenario de Federación Universitaria. telesurtv.net En el marco del discurso de clausura del décimo congreso del ente, el mandatario destacó lo enriquecedores y necesarios debates de la cita que tildó de históricos.

Liberation Staff Tacoma (2022-12-21). Tacoma Art Museum workers fight for union recognition. liberationnews.org Union members expect a prolonged fight and are counting on the support of the community to motivate the museum to concede and recognize the union.

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 …

Fight Back (2022-12-21). Red Theory: On the restoration of capitalism in the USSR. fightbacknews.org How is it possible that the Soviet Union, bastion of socialism and proletarian internationalism, collapsed in 1991? What factors led to its collapse, and what were the results? We should look at both the material and ideological basis for the restoration of capitalism in the USSR. As Marxist-Leninists, what lessons can we draw from the experience of the fall of the Soviet Union? | Capitalism was restored in the USSR in 1991, but the process that led to that point began much earlier. Nikita Khrushchev came to lead the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU) shortly after the death of Stalin in 1953. Under his l…

Steve Gillis (2022-12-21). Boston University Historic union win for grad workers. workers.org Boston — Over 3,000 new members of the Boston University Graduate Workers Union (BUGWU), Service Employees (SEIU) Local 509, celebrated a 98.1% NLRB election victory Dec. 7, which was months in the organizing. To punctuate that 2022 has been a wildly successful year of rank-and-file union organizing in the U.S., . . . |

teleSUR, DRL (2022-12-21). Rusia inaugura mayor planta y yacimiento de gas en Siberia. telesurtv.net Las reservas probadas del campo Kovykta son 1,8 billones de metros cúbicos de gas y otros 65,7 millones de condensado.

Jan O'Malley (2022-12-21). Calibrated cruelty in the little town of Bethlehem. peoplesworld.org During my visit to Palestine on a 10-day study tour organised by the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) in November, I saw many examples of carefully calibrated chaos and cruelty used by the Israelis to systematically disrupt every aspect of Palestinian life. This goes on every day and is not always reported by the …

Staff (2022-12-21). Esta tarde en la Mesa Redonda "Sesión clausura del X Congreso de la FEU" mesaredonda.cubadebate.cu La Mesa Redonda trasmitirá esta tarde la sesión clausura del X Congreso de la FEU en la cual intervino Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, primer secretario del Comité Central del Partido Comunista de Cuba y presidente de la República.

WSWS (2022-12-21). UK ambulance workers speak from picket lines. wsws.org World Socialist Web Site reporters spoke to paramedics and other ambulance service workers on picket lines during Wednesday's national strike.

____ (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.

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2022-12-21). Bill Gates Plans for New Catastrophic Contagion. globalresearch.ca

Peter Certo (2022-12-21). In OtherWords: December 21, 2022. otherwords.org We're peeling away for the holidays now, but here are some recent favorites to tide you over until we return sometime in January — From all of us here at OtherWords and the Institute for Policy Studies, here's wishing you a safe, joyful holiday season and a happy new year. | In Case You Missed It… | Tom Conway | The National Labor Relations Board makes s…

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.

Jon Bauman (2022-12-21). In 2022, Seniors Voted to Protect Social Security. commondreams.org In 2023, Democrats must stand with seniors and people with disabilities by protecting our earned benefits from Republican attacks.

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…

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…

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…

VijayPrashad, José Carlos Llerena Robles (2022-12-20). The US Egged on the Coup in Peru. dissidentvoice.org Update: As resistance to coup continues, Peru's judiciary extends detention of Pedro Castillo by 18 months. The decision comes as nationwide protests demanding Castillo's immediate release and reinstatement enter a second week. At least 21 people have been killed in the protests, which have faced repression. — TRNN The move by Pedro Castillo to dissolve …

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.

Ben Norton (2022-12-20). Latin America rejects coup in Peru, while US supports unelected regime killing protesters. multipolarista.com At least 14 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have condemned the coup in Peru, backing President Pedro Castillo. The unelected regime, which has killed dozens of protesters, has the staunch support of the US and the region's right wing.

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.

Vijay Prashad, José Carlos Llerena Robles (2022-12-20). Early evidence suggests U.S. may have pushed for coup in Peru. peoplesworld.org On Dec. 7, 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 he would triumph over a motion in congress to remove him. This was going to be the third time that Castillo faced a challenge from the congress, …

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

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

Dan Collyns (2022-12-20). The reforestation of Peru's highlands. america.cgtn.com Studies show that restoring 20 million hectares of degraded ecosystems in the Latin American and Caribbean region could yield $23 billion in benefits over years. In Peru, a highland reforestation system shows just how that works. Its success means the technique is being …

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.

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 …

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

Dave DeCamp (2022-12-20). Congress Includes $45 Billion in New Ukraine Aid to $1.7 Trillion Funding Bill. news.antiwar.com Congress unveiled on Tuesday a massive $1.7 trillion omnibus funding bill that includes $45 billion in new Ukraine aid, which will bring total US spending on the war to about $112 billion. The $45 billion is over $7 billion more than the $37.7 billion in Ukraine aid that the White House asked Congress to authorize …

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…

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…

Lee Camp (2022-12-20). Journalist Targeted By Ukraine Speaks Out: Wyatt Reed with Lee Camp. mintpressnews.com Wyatt Reed was put on a dystopian kill list run by the Ukrainian Interior Ministry bearing the name Myrotvorets less than two weeks before his hotel was bombed by the Ukrainian military.

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

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

Dave DeCamp (2022-12-20). Zelensky Might Meet Biden at the White House in First Foreign Visit Since Invasion. news.antiwar.com Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is planning to meet with President Biden at the White House on Wednesday on his first foreign trip since Russia invaded Ukraine, CNN reported on Monday. Sources told CNN that the plan hadn't been finalized due to security concerns, and the White House declined to comment on Zelensky's potential visit. On …

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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…

_____ (2022-12-20). Why are the values of "Western democracy" not supplanting pro-Russian sentiment in Mongolia? journal-neo.org 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 …

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

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…

infobrics (2022-12-20). Russia-Belarus ties strengthening amid NATO provocations. infobrics.org Recent visit of Russian president to Minsk shows that both countries are resolute in continuing their close cooperation.

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….

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). 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…

SAM (2022-12-20). The U.S. And Russia Are Dangerously Close To Open Conflict. progressivehub.net DAVE DeCAMP | ANTIWAR.COM

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.

____ (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.

Abayomi Azikiwe (2022-12-20). White House Summit With African Leaders Results in Empty 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 US-Africa Leaders Summit, the Biden administration sought to persuade leaders and officials from 49 African 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 toward Africa, the…

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). 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…

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…

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

infobrics (2022-12-20). Japan's $320 billion militarization plan wastes precious resources amid rapid societal decline. infobrics.org The government announced tax hikes, which can only further exacerbate the disastrous demographic "black hole" which is set to get even worse in the coming years with nearly 1,400,000 deaths and only 840,000 births per year.

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…

infobrics (2022-12-20). Erdogan meets with Turkmen counterpart to "determine the roadmap" for energy via Azerbaijan. infobrics.org Turkey turns to Central Asia for new gas routes amid energy crisis.

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.

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".

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-12-20). Where Does the Security State End & Social Media Begin? libya360.wordpress.com The revolving door between the US security state and social media corporations has become larger every year. Former employees from the CIA, FBI, DoD, NATO and other agencies are being hired more and more by large social media corporations like Facebook, Google, Instagram, Twitter and others. What are the implications of such a strong connection?…

_____ (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…

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Dave DeCamp (2022-12-20). Biden Says Iran Deal Is 'Dead' In Newly Surfaced Video. news.antiwar.com President Biden said the Iran nuclear deal was "dead" in a video that was taken in early November and surfaced online this week. Biden made the comments on November 4 on the sidelines of an election rally in California when asked by a woman if he could announce that the nuclear deal, known as the …

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.

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

Ryan Black (2022-12-20). 'Old Think' Is Driving U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy. progressivehub.net JOHN ISAACS | THE NATIONAL INTEREST…

_____ (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). 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). 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). 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). 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). 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). 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…

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.

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

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.

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"

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.

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.

____ (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). 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 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). 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). (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). 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.

____ (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.

____ (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). GCC's Global Relations Follow the Flow of Energy and Development. journal-neo.org Saudi officials have confirmed that the Kingdom made investment pacts with China worth US$ billion during the recently held China summit in Saudi Arabia. This is a pivotal moment insofar as it reflects the tectonic shift that has been taking place in the global system for the past few years, a shift that includes a …

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

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.

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. …

____ (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). 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.

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

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.

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

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.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-20). $4.7 bn worth of goods exported from Iran's Khuzestan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (MNA) — A total of 11.38 million tons of goods worth $4.7 billion were exported from the southwestern Khuzestan Province of Iran, a local official said.

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 . . . |

Dave DeCamp (2022-12-20). US Launches Raids in Eastern Syria, Says Six ISIS Members Captured. news.antiwar.com US Central Command on Tuesday said that US forces launched raids in eastern Syria and captured six ISIS "operatives," marking the second time this month that CENTCOM conducted operations against ISIS. "Over the past 48 hours, US Central Command forces conducted three helicopter raids in eastern Syria resulting in the detention of six ISIS operatives, …

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 . . . |

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 …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-12-20). Ghana's Deal with the Devil. libya360.wordpress.com Kwesi Pratt Jnr, General Secretary of the Socialist Movement of Ghana, talks about why the country's latest deal with the IMF will not solve its problems. He explains how Ghana's resources have not been used for the benefit of its people and the reasons for the debt crisis and inflation. Ghana is set to sign…

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.

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

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.

Suheir Sheikh (2022-12-20). Turning trash into a work of art. america.cgtn.com In Venezuela, a local artist is making a statement about protecting the environment, using plastic bottle caps to transform empty walls. Oscar Olivares hopes to fight climate change, building a community for ecological awareness while bringing beauty to abandoned spaces. CGTN's Mary Triny Mena reports.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-20). US not seeking to really remove sanctions in talks: analyst. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (MNA) — An Iranian political analyst said that the US is not seeking the actual removal of sanctions on Iran and is waiting for its hybrid war to yield results and for Tehran to make concessions in the talks.

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.

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."

____ (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.

Dennis Broe (2022-12-20). Top 25 series for 2022: Rising above the corporate glut. peoplesworld.org In the wake of the near collapse of the major streaming services in 2022, and parallel to the wave of retrenchment and belt-tightening, series—though many of them commissioned before disaster struck—still trended toward homogenization, most rolling off a similar conveyor belt. A second 2022 trend was toward ever higher budgets as streamers adopted and adapted …

Mark Gruenberg (2022-12-20). No contract, no coffee: Starbucks baristas strike, demand bargaining. peoplesworld.org In Seattle, Starbucks baristas at CEO Howard Schultz's home store, The Roastery, brought Scabby the Rat to their picket line. Chants and signs from coast to coast—including in crayon on a Baltimore County, Md., car—declared: "No contract, no coffee!" At an unidentified Starbucks, Santa had to strike: "Even my elves are in unions!" he said …

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.

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.

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 . . . |

____ (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.

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).

Amanda Yee (2022-12-20). Why Chinese 'debt trap diplomacy' is a lie. liberationnews.org It is clear that Chinese "debt trap diplomacy" is a U.S. narrative advanced to obscure Western financial institutions like the IMF and World Banks own practice of pushing predatory loans with onerous terms and conditions and exorbitantly high interest rates onto Global South countrie…

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 …

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…

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

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.

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…

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.

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 …

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.

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.

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.

____ (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, 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.

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.

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.

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…

C.J. Atkins (2022-12-20). Veredicto final del comité del 6 de enero: enjuiciar a Trump. peoplesworld.org Donald Trump cometió múltiples delitos cuando intentó derrocar al gobierno el 6 de enero de 2021, y por eso debe ser acusado por el Departamento de Justicia. Esa fue la recomendación que provino del Comité Selecto de la Cámara que investigaba el golpe de Estado de Trump cuando concluyó su investigación el lunes 19 de …

Anonymous Contributor (2022-12-20). "We are All Forest Defenders": Atlanta Takes to the Streets Against Repression. itsgoingdown.org Report from the streets of Atlanta, as community members mobilize against repression of forest defenders as the State moves to attack the movement against Cop City. For more background on the struggle, see our interview with Kamau Franklin of Community Movement Builders. Just under 200 people gathered in East Atlanta Village on December 17th, 2022…

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). 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). 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.

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 …

____ (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.

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.

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

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.

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, 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.

Marilyn Bechtel (2022-12-20). UC graduate student academic workers reach tentative pact, ratification vote underway. peoplesworld.org BERKELEY, Calif.—After many months of bargaining and five weeks on picket lines at University of California campuses throughout the state, Academic Student Employee and Student Researcher bargaining teams announced Dec. 16 that they have reached tentative agreement with the university. Ratification votes will take place through Dec. 23. The country's largest-ever strike in higher education …

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.

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.

____ (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.

Andrew Wright (2022-12-20). Bacteria killing coral reefs off Florida coast as sewage pours into ocean. peoplesworld.org MIAMI—Escaping the throes of winter, tourists and snowbirds alike may find themselves on the beaches they seek but not necessarily under the conditions they want: Signs that read "High bacteria levels, swimming not recommended, increased risk of illness at this time" are becoming an all-too-common sight on the Florida coast. The bacteria that the signs …

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.

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.

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.

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 …

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…

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 …

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.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-20). Traditional Nabat factory in Iran's Yazd. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (MNA) — Footage shows a workshop in Iran's Yazd province that produces Rock candy (Nabat in Persian).

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.

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), …

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.

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, 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.

Editor (2022-12-20). Calibrated chaos and cruelty in the little town of Bethlehem. mronline.org Following a recent visit, JAN O'MALLEY reports on the tactics of constant obstruction, harassment and persecution, from tear-gassing nurseries to arbitrary checkpoints and night raids, used to drive Palestinians from their land.

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

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.

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 …

____ (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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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,…

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…

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 …

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.

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.

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). 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.

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.

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.

Suheir Sheikh (2022-12-20). America's opioid epidemic. america.cgtn.com Health experts say America's opioid epidemic is getting worse. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, fatality rates from drug overdoses have continued to rise across the country. Philadelphia, perhaps best known as the city where the U.S. Declaration of Independence was signed, is …

Editor (2022-12-20). News Sites Took Nearly $1 Million From Consultant Pushing Power Companies' Agenda: Report. scheerpost.com 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."

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.

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.

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.

WSWS (2022-12-20). Workers speak from the picket lines of largest nurses strike in UK history. wsws.org Up to 100,000 National Health Service (NHS) nurses took action throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland. They struck at nearly 80 employers, including major hospitals in London, Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool, Bradford Cambridge and Nottingham.

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.

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.

____ (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.

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.

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 …

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, 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.

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). 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, 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.

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2022-12-20). "Putin Has Misread the West (And) if He Doesn't Wake Up Soon, Armageddon Is Upon Us" globalresearch.ca

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.

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, 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.

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.

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.

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.

SAM (2022-12-20). Will The Biodiversity Framework Actually Be Implemented? progressivehub.net BLANCA BEGERT | GRIST…

____ (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."

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

PACBI (2022-12-20). Support for Palestinian Rights Wins Big at the Men's World Cup. bdsmovement.net

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

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-12-20). People Be Vigilant: Speech by the Representative of the UPC-CPSU at the 22nd International Meeting of Communist Workers in Havana. libya360.wordpress.com December 19, 2022 PEOPLE, BE VIGILANT! Esteemed Comrades, We have gathered here on the Island of Freedom at a difficult time. Analysis of the international situation shows that: —the forces of international imperialism, the sharks of globalization brutally exploiting the working people and states, having trampled underfoot the principles of peaceful coexistence, resort to any…

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Brett Wilkins (2022-12-20). 'Time to Prosecute': Jan. 6 Panel Unanimously Refers Trump to DOJ for Criminal Charges. therealnews.com This story originally appeared in The congressional committee probing the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol on Monday concluded its proceedings by unanimously voting to recommend that Attorney General Merrick Garland and the Justice Department investigate former President Donald Trump and some of his associates for four crimes in connection with the deadly insurrection. | "Dona…

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…

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.

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.

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 …

_____ (2022-12-20). North Korea is once again the enemy in the eyes of South Korea. journal-neo.org In the 2022 White Paper on Defense, in accordance with the policy of the current administration, the political regime and the army of North Korea are designated as hostile to South Korea. This was reported on December 6, 2022 by South Korean media familiar with the draft document, which will be officially released in January …

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.

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.

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.

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 . . . |

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.

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".

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 …

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.

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…

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.

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".

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.

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.

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.

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.

____ (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.

____ (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.

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…

Nauman Sadiq (2022-12-20). Why Pakistan's Deep State Tried to Assassinate Imran Khan? 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.

manager (2022-12-20). The Extent and Demographics of Long COVID Disability in United States. cepr.net People who have been infected with the respiratory virus that causes COVID-19 can experience long-term negative effects from the infection. These lasting effects are typically referred to as Long COVID. The most frequently reported Long COVID symptoms include difficulty concentrating or thinking ("brain fog"), difficulty breathing, fatigue that interferes with daily life, post-exertional malaise, and …

Lucrecia Franco (2022-12-20). Brazilian favelas facing hunger ahead of Christmas. america.cgtn.com While the world was struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic and slower economic growth, there has been a big jump in the number of Brazilians facing hunger. Against this backdrop, a Christmas food donation campaign is underway in the country's favelas to help people in …

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.

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.

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, 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.

____ (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,

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

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.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-20). Iran's Mahallat earns over $20m from flowers, plants export. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (MNA) — A total of $20.93 million worth of goods have been exported from Mahallat County in the Markazi Province of Iran, since the beginning of the current Iranian year on March 21, according to a local official.

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…

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

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.

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.

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 …

____ (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.

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 . . . |

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.

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…

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.

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