2022-08-13: News Headlines

Kevin Gosztola (2022-08-13). Responses Among The Left To FBI Raid Against Trump. thedissenter.org On this week's Unauthorized Disclosure episode, Ben Norton discusses some responses from people on the left to FBI raiding Donald Trump's estate.

WSWS (2022-08-13). CDC guidelines deepen Biden's "forever COVID" policy. wsws.org The CDC stands totally discredited as a political instrument of the ruling class, aligned with the Democratic Party and the Biden administration.

Martha Grevatt (2022-08-13). Michigan primary election — Rep. Rashida Tlaib wins, Zionists lose. workers.org Rashida Tlaib of Detroit made history Jan. 3, 2019, when she became the first Palestinian-American Representative in the U.S. Congress. Rep. Tlaib and Rep. Ilhan Omar were also the first two Muslim women elected to the House. Using her position to denounce Israeli apartheid, Rep. Tlaib has drawn the ire . . . |

| Reuters | (2022-08-13). FBI seized top secret documents at Trump's home; Espionage Act cited. tribune.com.pk FBI agents in this week's search of former U.S. President Donald Trump's Florida home removed 11 sets of classified documents including some marked as top secret, the Justice Department said on Friday, while also disclosing it had probable cause to conduct the search based on possible Espionage Act violations. | The bombshell disclosures were made in a search warrant approved by a U.S. magistrate judge and accompanying documents released four days after agents searched Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence in Palm Beach. The Espionage Act, one of three laws cited in the warrant application, dates to 1917 and makes it a…

WSWS (2022-08-13). Search warrant in FBI raid on Trump compound cites Espionage Act. wsws.org While Trump and his allies have continued to incite fascistic violence in the days following Monday's FBI raid, President Joe Biden has remained silent.

Prof Rodrigue Tremblay (2022-08-13). George W. Bush: May I Quote You, Mr. President? globalresearch.ca A selection of 50 quotes from President George W. Bush, for entertainment or meditation…

Alejandra Garcia (2022-08-13). 96th anniversary of Fidel Castro's birth: "Fidel's Guidance in All of Cuba's Struggles" liberationnews.org Cuban leaders continue Fidel's legacy especially in times of crisis…

____ (2022-08-13). U.S. Congress passes Democratic bill on tax, health care, climate. ecns.cn U.S. House of Representatives on Friday passed the Democratic spending bill on tax policy, health care and climate change, a few days after the Senate approval.

WSWS (2022-08-13). US House passes pro-corporate climate bill. wsws.org The effort to present this pro-corporate bill as a major piece of social reform legislation is a desperate attempt to reverse Biden's collapsing popular support in the run-up to the midterm elections.

WSWS (2022-08-13). Italy faces the threat of a far-right government. wsws.org Seven weeks before the election, Giorgia Meloni, the 45-year-old chairwoman of the neo-fascist Fratelli d'Italia, is regarded as the most likely candidate to head the next Italian government.

Patrick Delaney (2022-08-13). Government Database Reveals 10,000% Increase in Cancer Reports Due to COVID Vaccines. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2022-08-13). FBI encontró documentos de "alto secreto" en la mansión de Trump: Indagan posible violación a Ley de Espionaje. cubadebate.cu El expresidente Donald Trump está bajo investigación criminal por violaciones potenciales de la Ley de Espionaje y por obstrucción de justicia, reveló la orden judicial que autorizó el cateo de su residencia en Florida el lunes. Un juez federal confirmó que encontraron documentos marcados "top secret", "secreto" y "confidencial".

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2022-08-13). Celebrate International Day for People of African Descent. indybay.org Discover California Pioneers of African Descent (1849-1875) as part of United Nations International Day for People of African Descent.

Patricio Montesinos (2022-08-13). Cuba &#1 ; Homenaje a Fidel en su 96 cumpleaños. globalizacion.ca Los cubanos rinden especial tributo por estos días al líder histórico de su Revolución, Fidel Castro, de quien hablan con una mezcla de admiración, respeto y añoranza, pero siempre lo hacen en presente, pese a su partida física. | Para los…

Tom Engelhardt (2022-08-13). From the Greatest Generation to the Trump Generation: Can America's Drastic Decline be Reversed? juancole.com ( Tomdispatch.com) &#1 ; I find nothing strange in Joe Biden, at 79 (going on 80), being the oldest president in our history and possibly planning to run again in 2024. After all, who wouldn't want to end up in the record books? Were he to be nominated and then beat the also-aging Donald Trump, or …

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-08-13). Monkeypox has been declared a public health emergency in the US: What's that mean? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Biden administration has declared monkeypox a public health emergency. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there have been over 6,600 confirmed monkeypox cases in the U.S., with all but two states, Montana and Wyoming, reporting at least one. Dr. Richard Kennedy, co-director of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group, explains what the declaration means. "The declaration allows more flexibility to the United States Department of Health and Human Services and the…

Eric M Snyder, Ryan Sprissler, Thomas P Olson (2022-08-13). [Correspondence] Data at 36 months for the Symplicity SPYRAL HTN-ON MED pilot. thelancet.com Felix Mahfoud and colleagues present 36-month data from the Symplicity SPYRAL HTN-ON MED pilot trial.1 Two important points need clarification. First, there was no difference in 24 h systolic or diastolic blood pressure at 12 months, the last point where patients were under single-blinded conditions. After unblinding, the difference widened at 24 months and 36 months and became significant, probably due to the placebo effect in the group that had been told they had renal denervation. Previous work has shown that the placebo effect for systolic blood pressure in hypertension was 6—8 mm Hg,2 which is the magn…

WSWS (2022-08-13). Australia: Oppose anti-democratic attacks on student clubs at Macquarie University! wsws.org The IYSSE and numerous other clubs have been disaffiliated by university management.

Anonymous103 (2022-08-12). Iraqis Warn The Hashemite Monarchy. southfront.org Written by Damir Nazarov | The cycle of opinions within the Hashemite State regarding the Islamic Republic of Iran demonstrates the kingdom's panic and desire to prolong the life of its autocracy in any way. We remember how at the end of June this year King Abdullah declared that he would support Biden's idea of creating an "Arab NATO", after a very short time Jordanian officials of various ranks tried to justify themselves to the Iranians that allegedly Amman wants "friendly relations with…

Dana Sanchez (2022-08-12). Democrats Seek $80B In Additional IRS Funding, Heavy Enforcement: 5 Things To KnowÔøº. moguldom.com After enduring a multi-year assault on its budget, the Internal Revenue Service is on track to get almost $80 billion in additional funding if Democrats get their way and the House approves the Biden administration's Reconciliation Bill. More than half of the $79.6 billion allocated to the IRS as part of Biden's Inflation Reduction Act …

Dave DeCamp (2022-08-12). Taiwan Rejects China's 'One Country, Two Systems' Plans for Unification. news.antiwar.com Taiwan on Thursday Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council said "one country, two systems" was "unacceptable" and is "not an option for Taiwan." The island's Foreign Ministry slammed the release of the white paper, which came after China held its largest-ever military drills around the island in response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visiting Taipei. | "China has repeatedly staged provocative actions, including…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-12). Hopeful Signs of Changes Occurring in World Balance of Power. libya360.wordpress.com James ONeill The recent visit to Taiwan by the United States politician Nancy Pelosi was one of the most ill-judged and provocative actions by a US politician for some considerable time. The fact that the United States President Joe Biden refused the opportunity to forbid the visit also speaks volumes about the US attitude toward…

_____ (2022-08-12). ROK Police against Yoon Suk-yeol. journal-neo.org The last years of Moon Jae-in's reign were remembered for the war of the prosecutor's office and the Ministry of Justice, which resulted in the election of the former Prosecutor General by the president. But it seems that during the reign of Yoon Suk-yeol, we can observe a confrontation between the presidential administration, the Ministry …

Gloria Rubac (2022-08-12). Grieving family wants killer-cop fired. workers.org Jalen Randle was only 29 years old when he was murdered by Houston cops on April 27. His parents, Tiffany Rachal and Warren Randle, want answers. They want Shane Privette, the cop who killed their son, fired and prosecuted. They want justice. Jalen Randle And they are using every method . . . |

_____ (2022-08-12). Watch Closely As the "Big Guy's" Gang Wrangles the World. journal-neo.org The Biden administration has to be the most arrogant and homicidal bunch of useless politicians planet Earth has ever witnessed. They're also the most corrupt, in my opinion. And I complained about Donald Trump's few questionable moves. Looking at recent events, I see only the Russian people's good nature as having rescued us all from …

Arabi Souri (2022-08-12). U.S. Abusing Thousands of Refugees in Rukban Concentration Camp, to Blackmail Syria. globalresearch.ca

Zero Hedge (2022-08-12). Xi Pleaded with Biden "Now Is No Time for a Crisis" Just Ahead of Pelosi Taiwan Visit. globalresearch.ca

Contributing Writers (2022-08-12). Biden Abusing Thousands of Refugees in Rukban to Blackmail Syria/ By Arabi Souri. marktaliano.net Original Link Here: Biden Abusing Thousands of Refugees in Rukban to Blackmail Syria (syrianews.cc) The Biden junta is using thousands of Syrian refugees held hostages in the infamous Rukban concentration camp in the depth of the Syrian desert as his blackmailing card against the Syrian state. More than 1400 families are still held against their …

Anonymous103 (2022-08-12). 'Smoldering Powder Keg': US Might Explode Due to Biden's Policies on Immigration, Journalist Says. southfront.org © AP Photo / Darron Cummings | Written by At least 2 million attempts to illegally cross the US border have been registered in the 19 months Joe Biden has been president, in what investigative journalist Mark Dankof calls an attempt to change the country's demographics for future political gains. | Ever since Democrat Joe Biden became presid…

Marwa Elessawy (2022-08-12). UN Racial Justice Review Gives Biden Opportunity to Center International Human Rights. aclu.org Every few years, the United Nations Given that the last U.S. review took place under the Obama administration in 2014, this year's review was a first for the Biden administration. As expected, the Biden administration claimed significant progress on racial justice in its report and presentation to the committee. However, more than a year into his term, few of President Biden's…

_____ (2022-08-12). Can We Please Have an Adult Conversation about China? popularresistance.org As the US legislative leader Nancy Pelosi swept into Taipei, people around the world held their breath. Her visit was an act of provocation. In December 1978, the US government — following a United Nations General Assembly decision in 1971 — recognised the People's Republic of China, setting aside its previous treaty obligations to Taiwan. Despite this, US President Jimmy Carter signed the Taiwan Relations Act (1979), which allowed US officials to maintain intimate contact with Taiwan, including through the sale of weapons. This decision is noteworthy as Taiwan was under martial law from 1949 to 1987,…

_____ (2022-08-12). Understanding Maduro's successful socialist economic strategy. popularresistance.org IN ITS intensely biased coverage of Venezuela during the hard years of 2014-21 the mainstream media wheeled in every imaginable academic pundit to "demonstrate" that the country's economic woes were the result of President Nicolas Maduro overseeing Venezuela's slide "into authoritarianism and economic collapse" (the Guardian, January 24 2019) and not of cruel US sanctions. | In 2019, the Economist for instance, in line with US policy, published a front cover with a clench-fisted Juan Guaido titled "the battle for Venezuela's future," positing "the world democracies are right to seek change." Very rarely, if at al…

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-08-12). Lawyer Activist: The City Of Atlanta Is Trying To Make Money By Locking Up Residents. moguldom.com An attorney, writer and activist from Atlanta has accused the city of being willing to trade prisoners for profit. Josie Duffy Rice — whose website bio says her work is primarily focused on prosecutors, prisons, and other criminal justice issues — called out Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens in a lengthy Twitter thread. She said Dickens did "a …

Jeffrey C. Isaac (2022-08-12). MAGA 'Patriots' Are Answering the Call to the Right's Hatred of Liberal Democracy. commondreams.org How many more will heed this call in the days and weeks to come, as far-right Congressional leaders, activists, and media influencers intensify their rhetoric of "patriotic" resistance to "tyranny?"

Brett Wilkins (2022-08-12). 'Big Win' for Public Lands and Climate as US Judge Reinstates Coal Lease Ban. commondreams.org "It's past time that this misguided action by the Trump administration is overturned," said one environmental campaigner.

Editor (2022-08-12). Tom Engelhardt: The Decline and Fall of Everything (Including Me). scheerpost.com [By I find nothing strange in Joe Biden, at 79 (going on 80), being the oldest president in our history and

John Bachtell (2022-08-12). Primary results make Wisconsin a center of the 2022 fight to save democracy. peoplesworld.org Wisconsin is the focus of a titanic 2022 mid-term elections battle. The stakes are enormous. The outcome could determine control of the U.S. Senate, elimination of the filibuster, the ability to block GOP schemes to steal the 2024 presidential election, and the future of democracy itself. In the August 9 state primaries, Democrats nominated incumbent …

Staff (2022-08-12). Trump describes US as "a nation in decline" en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 12 (MNA) — Former US president Donald Trump has condemned what the United States has become under the current administration, a nation in decline.

Anonymous669 (2022-08-12). Two Syriac Fighters Of SDF Killed In Turkish Shelling On Northeastern Syria. southfront.org Image: aa.com.tr | On August 12, two Syriac fighters of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) were killed when the Turkish military shelled the town of Tell Tamer and a number of nearby villages in the northern countryside of Syria's al-Hasakah. | The fighters were members of the SDF's Syriac Military Council, which is mainly active in the densely populated Assyrian areas of al-Hasakah. | The SDF's losses from Turkey's never ending attacks on northeastern Syria have b…

Mark Gruenberg (2022-08-12). Organizing a top topic at Steelworkers convention. peoplesworld.org LAS VEGAS —Organizing—who, where and what industries—dominated the discussion and delegates' decisions at the Steelworkers convention in Las Vegas. The five-day gathering of 2,000 delegates, plus observers and others, heard union President Tom Conway set that agenda and U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris laud it. The nuts-and-bolts details were in resolutions the delegates approved, according …

Deweylaura (2022-08-12). Mitos sobre inmigración versus hechos: Una mirada detrás del furor antiinmigrante. cpusa.org (For the English version of Immigration Myths and Facts, click here.) El tema de la inmigración sigue siendo un asunto principal en el Congreso y las legislaturas estatales. Los republicanos lo han convertido en un chivo expiatorio político mientras los inmigrantes continúan moviendo nuestra economía y reconstruyendo muchas comunidades para el bienestar en todo …

Staff (2022-08-12). Mañana el espacio Sábado del Libro se desarrollará en el Parque Central. cubadebate.cu Con motivo del 96 aniversario del natalicio del Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz, el Instituto Cubano del Libro informa que el tradicional Sábado del Libro correspondiente al 13 de agosto se trasladará al Parque Central, donde se celebrarán actividades conmemorativas. La Habana Vieja será sede del tributo de la capital al líder de la Revolución.

Fred Wertheimer (2022-08-12). There Is No in Sight End to the Damage Trump's "Big Lie" Is Doing to Our Democracy. commondreams.org Trump has built a political army to reject the rule of law, attack our democracy, and undermine the American experiment in self-government that began more than 230 years ago. Enough.

A Guest Author (2022-08-12). 'I was never afraid of the big shots': A conversation with German lawyer Friedrich Wolff. workers.org By Frank Schumann junge Welt, July 23 Workers World makes excerpts from this interview available in English, as it gives a historical view from a senior legal expert in the socialist German Democratic Republic (GDR, East Germany), Friedrich Wolff.* The parts selected counter the Big Lie promulgated by U.S. and . . . |

_____ (2022-08-11). On Nancy Pelosi's Visit to South Korea. journal-neo.org The New Eastern Outlook has already written about the Taiwan leg of US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi's tour, but we will talk about Pelosi's reception in the Republic of Korea, where she headed straight afterwards. Coverage of the Taiwanese part of Pelosi's visit in the North and South of the Korean Peninsula Pyongyang …

Aditi Ramaswami (2022-08-11). Where Did The Public Option Go? levernews.com President Joe Biden has, not once since his inauguration, mentioned the public health insurance option he and

Staff (2022-08-11). Midterm Elections: How These Offices Impact Your Rights. aclu.org Following a radical Supreme Court term that has had a

Kevin Gosztola (2022-08-11). Justice Department Unlikely To Charge Trump With Violating The Espionage Act. thedissenter.org Photo from the This article was funded by paid subscribers of The Dissenter Newsletter. Become an *Article was updated on August 12 to reflect further developments. | Mary McCord, who was the chief of the United States Justice Department's national security division under President Barack Obama, said that former President Donald Trump may have violated the Espi…

_____ (2022-08-11). Washington Steals Over 80 Percent Of Syria's Oil Output Per Day. popularresistance.org The Syrian Oil Ministry released a statement on 9 August accusing US forces occupying Syria of being responsible for the theft of most of the country's oil. | "The amount of oil production during the first half of 2022 amounted to some 14.5 million barrels, with an average daily production of 80.3 thousand barrels, of which 14.2 thousand are delivered daily to refineries," the oil ministry's statement said. | The statement went on to say that "US occupation forces and their mercenaries," referring to the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), "steal up to 66,000 barrels every single day from the fields occupie…

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2022-08-12: News Headlines

Juan Cole (2022-08-12). Trump may have Stolen Classified Nuclear Weapons Documents, but tried to Destroy Iran over its Civilian Program. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) &#1 ; According to the Washington Post, former president Donald Trump is suspected of having kept classified nuclear secrets at his Mar-a-Lago resort, provoking the dramatic FBI execution of a search warrant on Monday. So report the intrepid Devlin Barrett, Josh Dawsey, Perry Stein, and Shane Harris. Former government officials are not …

Jake Johnson (2022-08-12). In Raid of Trump Home, FBI Was Seeking Classified Nuclear Weapons Documents. commondreams.org "The criminal who stole top secret nuclear documents is the same one who had absolute authority to order a nuclear attack at any time."

Contributing Writers (2022-08-12). Biden Abusing Thousands of Refugees in Rukban to Blackmail Syria/ By Arabi Souri. marktaliano.net Original Link Here: Biden Abusing Thousands of Refugees in Rukban to Blackmail Syria (syrianews.cc) The Biden junta is using thousands of Syrian refugees held hostages in the infamous Rukban concentration camp in the depth of the Syrian desert as his blackmailing card against the Syrian state. More than 1400 families are still held against their …

Medea Benjamin, Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan (2022-08-12). While Cuba deals with blazing fire, the U.S. watches and waits. nationofchange.org Withholding assistance at this critical time indicates to Cubans, Cuban Americans and the world that the Biden Administration is not really interested in the well-being of the Cuban people, despite statements to the contrary.

Anonymous103 (2022-08-12). Iraqis Warn The Hashemite Monarchy. southfront.org Written by Damir Nazarov | The cycle of opinions within the Hashemite State regarding the Islamic Republic of Iran demonstrates the kingdom's panic and desire to prolong the life of its autocracy in any way. We remember how at the end of June this year King Abdullah declared that he would support Biden's idea of creating an "Arab NATO", after a very short time Jordanian officials of various ranks tried to justify themselves to the Iranians that allegedly Amman wants "friendly relations with…

Dave DeCamp (2022-08-12). Taiwan Rejects China's 'One Country, Two Systems' Plans for Unification. news.antiwar.com Taiwan on Thursday Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council said "one country, two systems" was "unacceptable" and is "not an option for Taiwan." The island's Foreign Ministry slammed the release of the white paper, which came after China held its largest-ever military drills around the island in response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visiting Taipei. | "China has repeatedly staged provocative actions, including…

Julia Conley (2022-08-12). Voters demand Biden take action to address 'national crisis' of rising housing costsÔøº. nationofchange.org "Biden must take it upon himself to use his executive authority in order to assist those who need it the most, or we will not only have a cost-of-housing crisis in this country, but a major homelessness crisis as well."

_____ (2022-08-12). Can We Please Have an Adult Conversation about China? popularresistance.org As the US legislative leader Nancy Pelosi swept into Taipei, people around the world held their breath. Her visit was an act of provocation. In December 1978, the US government — following a United Nations General Assembly decision in 1971 — recognised the People's Republic of China, setting aside its previous treaty obligations to Taiwan. Despite this, US President Jimmy Carter signed the Taiwan Relations Act (1979), which allowed US officials to maintain intimate contact with Taiwan, including through the sale of weapons. This decision is noteworthy as Taiwan was under martial law from 1949 to 1987,…

_____ (2022-08-12). Understanding Maduro's successful socialist economic strategy. popularresistance.org IN ITS intensely biased coverage of Venezuela during the hard years of 2014-21 the mainstream media wheeled in every imaginable academic pundit to "demonstrate" that the country's economic woes were the result of President Nicolas Maduro overseeing Venezuela's slide "into authoritarianism and economic collapse" (the Guardian, January 24 2019) and not of cruel US sanctions. | In 2019, the Economist for instance, in line with US policy, published a front cover with a clench-fisted Juan Guaido titled "the battle for Venezuela's future," positing "the world democracies are right to seek change." Very rarely, if at al…

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-08-12). Monkeypox has been declared a public health emergency in the US: What's that mean? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Biden administration has declared monkeypox a public health emergency. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there have been over 6,600 confirmed monkeypox cases in the U.S., with all but two states, Montana and Wyoming, reporting at least one. Dr. Richard Kennedy, co-director of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group, explains what the declaration means. "The declaration allows more flexibility to the United States Department of Health and Human Services and the…

Staff (2022-08-12). Trump describes US as "a nation in decline" en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 12 (MNA) — Former US president Donald Trump has condemned what the United States has become under the current administration, a nation in decline.

Staff (2022-08-12). Mañana el espacio Sábado del Libro se desarrollará en el Parque Central. cubadebate.cu Con motivo del 96 aniversario del natalicio del Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz, el Instituto Cubano del Libro informa que el tradicional Sábado del Libro correspondiente al 13 de agosto se trasladará al Parque Central, donde se celebrarán actividades conmemorativas. La Habana Vieja será sede del tributo de la capital al líder de la Revolución.

Kevin Gosztola (2022-08-11). Justice Department Unlikely To Charge Trump With Violating The Espionage Act. thedissenter.org Photo from the This article was funded by paid subscribers of The Dissenter Newsletter. Become an Mary McCord, who was the chief of the United States Justice Department's national security division under President Barack Obama, said that former President Donald Trump may have violated the Espionage Act. | On the "Skullduggery" podcast from Yahoo! Ne…

Infobrics (2022-08-11). US on the brink of social conflict. infobrics.org Trump supporters react to the FBI investigation with protests.

David Cavendish (2022-08-11). NATO expansion into Finland and Sweden a danger to world peace. peoplesworld.org On Wednesday, Aug. 10, President Joe Biden signed the treaty to admit Sweden and Finland to membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). This follows on the action last week of the Senate, which voted 95 to 1 (with one member voting "present" and three not voting) to ratify the treaty. Earlier this summer, the House of …

Ann Brown (2022-08-11). Black Diplomat Hired By Biden And U.S. Government Tells African Countries Who They Can Trade With During Global Food, Energy And Inflation Crisis. moguldom.com The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, recently visited Africa, and it didn't go well. From Aug. 3 to 7, she visited Uganda, Ghana, and Cape Verde. While the goal of the short tour was to discuss U.S. efforts to address the global food security crisis that several countries on the continent are …

Ann Brown (2022-08-11). NBFA President Boyd Releases Official Statement On President Biden's Withdrawal Of Support For Black Farmers. moguldom.com While politicians are praising the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, which the senate approved on Aug. 7, Black farmers are displeased. The head of the National Black Farmers Association has issued a press release condemning the act's elimination of a debt relief program for farmers of color that was enacted in 2021. The reparations program …

_____ (2022-08-11). Hopeful Signs of Changes Occurring in World Balance of Power. journal-neo.org The recent visit to Taiwan by the United States politician Nancy Pelosi was one of the most ill-judged and provocative actions by a US politician for some considerable time. The fact that the United States President Joe Biden refused the opportunity to forbid the visit also speaks volumes about the US attitude toward Taiwan and …

_____ (2022-08-11). On Nancy Pelosi's Visit to South Korea. journal-neo.org The New Eastern Outlook has already written about the Taiwan leg of US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi's tour, but we will talk about Pelosi's reception in the Republic of Korea, where she headed straight afterwards. Coverage of the Taiwanese part of Pelosi's visit in the North and South of the Korean Peninsula Pyongyang …

Brett Wilkins (2022-08-11). 'A Great Day to Cancel Student Debt': Clock Ticking on Key Biden Promise. commondreams.org "There are people who will not vote in the midterms if it isn't canceled," warned Nina Turner, who noted that 40% of Black voters say they'll consider not voting if the president does not act.

Brett Wilkins (2022-08-11). DOJ Moves to Unseal Warrant Used to Raid Trump's Mar-a-Lago Home. commondreams.org Attorney General Merrick Garland said that he "personally approved the decision to seek a search warrant" of the former president's residence.

Aditi Ramaswami (2022-08-11). Where Did The Public Option Go? levernews.com President Joe Biden has, not once since his inauguration, mentioned the public health insurance option he and

Staff (2022-08-11). Midterm Elections: How These Offices Impact Your Rights. aclu.org Following a radical Supreme Court term that has had a

_____ (2022-08-11). Washington Steals Over 80 Percent Of Syria's Oil Output Per Day. popularresistance.org The Syrian Oil Ministry released a statement on 9 August accusing US forces occupying Syria of being responsible for the theft of most of the country's oil. | "The amount of oil production during the first half of 2022 amounted to some 14.5 million barrels, with an average daily production of 80.3 thousand barrels, of which 14.2 thousand are delivered daily to refineries," the oil ministry's statement said. | The statement went on to say that "US occupation forces and their mercenaries," referring to the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), "steal up to 66,000 barrels every single day from the fields occupie…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-11). Over 900,000 Brazilians Sign Letter in Defense of Democracy. libya360.wordpress.com Brasil de Fato Reading of the letter in defense of democracy at the Faculty of Law in the University of Brasília, in Brazil's capital city. Photo: Janelson Ferreira/MST The letter is being read in dozens of cities on August 11 as part of national mobilizations in defense of democracy On Thursday August 11, tens of…

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-08-11). TikTok Is Offering Resources To Black Entrepreneurs And Startups For Black Business Month: 5 Things To Know. moguldom.com August is Black Business Month and TikTok announced it will honor the occasion by offering exclusive resources to Black-owned entrepreneurs and startups. 1. TikTok announced it is accepting applications for the third cohort of its Support Black Business Accelerator Program. "In honor of #BlackBusinessMonth this August, we are thrilled to announce that we are now accepting applications …

Julia Conley (2022-08-11). Voters Demand Biden Take Action to Address 'National Crisis' of Rising Housing Costs. commondreams.org "Biden must take it upon himself to use his executive authority in order to assist those who need it the most, or we will not only have a cost-of-housing crisis in this country, but a major homelessness crisis as well."

____ (2022-08-11). Alleged Taiwan secessionist accused of separatist actions. ecns.cn Yang Chih-yuen has been under surveillance at a designated residence since Aug 4 after being apprehended by the Wenzhou State Security Bureau in Wenzhou.

Staff (2022-08-11). Biden olvida haberle dado la mano a un senador durante un acto en la Casa Blanca. cubadebate.cu Por un olvido, la salud del presidente de Estados Unidos, Joe Biden, fue cuestionada nuevamente. En reiteradas oportunidades, el mandatario fue señalado por los equívocos que protagoniza frente a las cámaras de televisión. En esta oportunidad, esperó un apretón de manos que ya había recibido.

Brett Wilkins (2022-08-11). 'Dictatorship Never Again': Massive Pro-Democracy Protests Sweep Brazil. commondreams.org "Democracy involves changing the government and eliminating neo-fascism," said one prominent protester, "but above all, ensuring that the working class, the people, have the rights guaranteed in the Constitution."

____ (2022-08-11). People gather outside Trump Tower in New York City. ecns.cn Members of the media and protesters gather outside the Trump Tower in New York City, U.S., August 10, 2022 after former U.S. President Donald Trump said that FBI agents raided his Mar-a-Lago Palm Beach home.

Mark Gruenberg (2022-08-11). Republican plan: Take away Social Security, restart Mexican Wall, build Keystone. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Congressional Republicans haven't officially unveiled their legislative agenda should they sweep to power in November, but they gave an ugly preview—including putting Social Security payments at risk—this week on the campaign trail and at a key House committee work session. The Social Security threat came from Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., who holds the shakiest seat …

Staff (2022-08-11). Congresistas de Estados Unidos piden a Biden ayudar a Cuba tras incendio en Matanzas. cubadebate.cu Los congresistas Jim McGovern, Gregory Meeks y Barbara Lee instaron a Joe Biden dejar hoy a un lado la política y ayudar a Cuba tras el devastador incendio en Matanzas. Exhortaron "a suspender cualquier sanción pertinente para acelerar dicha respuesta, y para entregar el tan necesario alivio humanitario a los cientos de ciudadanos cubanos afectados por esta crisis".

Natalia Renta (2022-08-11). Senate Democrats Just Took a Bite Out of Stock Buybacks. commondreams.org Reining in stock buybacks can help reorient our economy to one that prioritizes the long-term needs of companies, workers, consumers, communities, and the planet.

Bill McKibben (2022-08-11). People Fighting for a Livable Planet Don't Owe Joe Manchin One Single Thing. commondreams.org Whatever Republicans do—and in the end they will do what Big Oil instructs them to do—progressives should not sign off on permitting reform that helps expand the fossil fuel empire.

Tom Engelhardt (2022-08-11). The Decline and Fall of Everything (Including Me and Joe Biden). commondreams.org What goes up… Well, you know the rest.

Anonymous669 (2022-08-11). Syria Says US Stole 83% Of Its Oil Production With Help From SDF. southfront.org The Syrian Oil Ministry accused the US and its proxy in Syria's northeastern region, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), in a statement released on August 9 of stealing around 83% of the country's oil production."The amount of oil production during the first half of 2022 amounted to some 14.5 million barrels, with an average daily production of 80.3 thousand barrels, of which 14.2 thousand are delivered daily to refineries," the statement reads. "US occupation forces and their mercenaries steal up to 66,000…

Rachel Hu, Chris Garaffa (2022-08-10). CovertAction Bulletin — Don't Let FBI's Trump Raid Fool You: They're Still Enemies of the People. covertactionmagazine.com On Monday, the FBI raided Donald Trump's Mar-A-Lago, Florida home, searching for documents that may have been classified and should not have left the White House. The right wing immediately jumped to condemning the raid, with far-right Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene posting "Defund the FBI," while liberals hailed the bureau as defenders of democracy and justice. | We discuss how the right is being disingenuous and the left ahistorical in their assessments of the Bureau, and what the raid means especially in the context of an expected 2024 run by Trump, and how the continuing January 6 hearings could be impa…

Lowkey (2022-08-10). Intelligence Services Interference in British Democracy, with Kit Klarenberg. mintpressnews.com The MintPress podcast, "The Watchdog," hosted by British-Iraqi hip hop artist The well propagated myth is that Britain functions democratically. This, of course, flies in the face of a system where a mon…

Editor (2022-08-10). 'A Vehement Backlash': North Carolina Senators Blasted by Constituents for Opposing $35 Insulin Cap. scheerpost.com By Alex Henderson / AlterNet On Sunday, August 7, the U.S. Senate passed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, a $7 billion package addressing energy, climate change, health care and taxes. The bill passed 51- via the process known as budget reconciliation, allowing the Senate's narrow Democratic majority to bypass the 60-vote rule of the filibuster. …

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-08-10). Gas Prices Are Falling Fast: The Science of the Fall and What To Expect. moguldom.com Gas prices are falling across the country, giving Americans a tiny bit of relief as the nation manages a technical recession. In Maine, prices fell for the eighth consecutive week to an average of $4.46 per gallon, according to WGME 13. In Los Angeles, drivers saw the lowest gas prices at the pump since Mar. 7, when the state's …

Ann Brown (2022-08-10). 'Lock And Load': Many Americans Expect Hardcore MAGA Violence After FBI Mar-a-Lago Raid. moguldom.com On Aug. 8, the Federal Bureau of Investigation raided the Mar-a-Lago estate of former President Donald Trump. They had a search warrant to look for White House documents that may have been stashed illegally at the Florida property. The raid not only drew the outrage of Trump but from his MAGA supporters as well. There …

Nitza Soledad Perez (2022-08-10). FBI raids former President Donald Trump's home in Florida. america.cgtn.com New details are emerging one day after federal agents issued a search warrant at the Florida home of former U.S. President Trump. It's part of an investigation into the handling of potentially classified material.

Derrick Crowe (2022-08-10). People's Action Congratulates Mandela Barnes on Wisc. Primary Win. peoplesaction.org WASHINGTON, D.C.—People's Action congratulated progressive grassroots champion Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes on winning the Wisc. Democratic primary for U.S. Senate. People's Action and its Wisconsin affiliate, Citizen Action of Wisconsin, cited Barnes as one of the best chances progressives had to elect one of their champions in Republican-held turf in 2022. "Lt. Gov. Barnes is …

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-08-10). Angela Yee Announces The Breakfast Club As We Know It Is Officially Over. moguldom.com Angela Yee caused an uproar on Black Twitter on Tuesday, Aug. 9, when she sent a tweet about "The Breakfast Club" — the popular morning show that helped make her a household name. "The breakfast club as you know it is officially over," Yee tweeted and emphasized it with a hand-heart emoji. The tweet immediately …

Jim Spellman (2022-08-10). Biden signs bill to boost domestic chip manufacturing. america.cgtn.com U.S. President Joe Biden on Tuesday signed into law to boost domestic chip manufacturing, will it work?>

Rodolfo Bueno (2022-08-10). China halló salida a un callejón sin salida. globalizacion.ca El Presidente Biden no podrá sacar a EEUU del atolladero en que se encuentra luego del viaje a Taiwán del presidente de la Cámara de Representantes de EEUU, Nancy Pelosi, una real provocación que se ha convertido en pesadilla de…

Xiaolu Sun (2022-08-10). Biden administration plans to dilute monkeypox vaccine doses. america.cgtn.com The U.S. is planning to split supplies of the monkeypox vaccine in order to inoculate more people against the virus. The Biden administration announced a new strategy on Tuesday, in order to protect as many people as possible. The monkeypox outbreak has now infected nearly …

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