2022-12-20: News Headlines

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

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…

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…

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…

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.

____ (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). 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) Chinese logistics highlights China Speed. ecns.cn Over the past decade, Chinese logistics have witnessed rapid growth.

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

____ (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). 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). 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). 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). 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.

____ (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). 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). 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). 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.

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.

Dan Bacher (2022-12-20). Zero Delta Smelt found in CDFW fall survey from Sept. to Nov. as Delta Tunnel goes forward. indybay.org No Delta Smelt, once the most abundant fish on the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, were collected in the CDFW's Fall Midwater Trawl survey from September through November.

reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras (2022-12-20). Lenguaje, desnaturalización y la mirada del jaguar. indybay.org Lenguaje, desnaturalización y la mirada del jaguar | por Julie Wark…

____ (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.

Some Bay Anarchists (2022-12-20). 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.

____ (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.

Labor Video Project (2022-12-20). 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.

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.

Brenda Norrell (2022-12-20). 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.

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2022-12-20). 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.

Franz Hinkelammert, Sebastian Pittl (2022-12-20). Critique of Religion and Market Religion and Post-colonialism. indybay.org Critique of religion as critique of fetishism is a critique of earthly gods, which are false gods. "Man is the highest being for man." Marx develops it further in other words and formulates his idea of the liberation of man in the Communist Manifesto. There he says: "In place of the old bourgeois society with its classes and class antagonisms comes…the free development of all. "

____ (2022-12-20). 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."

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

____ (2022-12-20). Chinese, 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.

____ (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.

____ (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.

____ (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.

____ (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.

Dan Bacher (2022-12-20). 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.

Silicon Valley Interreligious Council (2022-12-20). 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…

WNBR-SF (2022-12-20). 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…

Animal Liberation Press Office (2022-12-20). 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.

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.

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.

KQED Live (2022-12-20). Sunday 1/22: A Royal Walk with the King Tides in South Bay. indybay.org Cooley Landing | 2100 Bay Rd | East Palo Alto, CA 94303…

____ (2022-12-20). 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.

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.

____ (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.

reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras (2022-12-20). México: La incesante militarización en pueblos indígenas. indybay.org México: La incesante militarización en pueblos indígenas | Basta Ya de represión!

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), …

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.

____ (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.

Anonymous103 (2022-12-19). Kiev Responds To Russian Advancements By Attacking Civilians In Donbass. southfront.org Donetsk at nightSituation of the civilians in central Donetsk is one of the worst in eight years. | Written by Kiev increases day after day the intensity of its violence against the People's Republic of Donetsk. The capital of the Republic is the focus of brutal attacks by Ukrainian forces, which target civilians, killing and wounding innocent citizens. Russian troo…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

teleSUR, JCM (2022-12-19). 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2022-12-19). Former German Chancellor Merkel Admits that Minsk Peace Agreements Were Part of Scheme for Ukraine to Buy Time to Prepare for War with Russia. covertactionmagazine.com 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 …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

teleSUR, rzr, YSM (2022-12-19). 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

teleSUR, lvm, YSM (2022-12-19). 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

teleSUR, DRL (2022-12-19). 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

teleSUR, odr, YSM (2022-12-19). 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".

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

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

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

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

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

teleSUR, DRL (2022-12-19). 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".

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

teleSUR, hvh, JCM (2022-12-19). 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.

Manlio Dinucci (2022-12-18). The War Moves Forward as Outlined by the RAND Corporation on Behalf of the Pentagon. "NATO is Not Part to the Conflict" globalresearch.ca First published on October 14, 2022 | The United States, the European Union, and other countries have so far "donated" about 100 billion euros of military supply to Ukraine. It is money directly or indirectly coming out of our pockets. This …

teleSUR, jaa, JGN (2022-12-18). Retornan a Venezuela 249 connacionales provenientes de Perú. telesurtv.net En el vuelo de la aerolínea venezolana Conviasa viajaban 67 niños, unos 70 jóvenes venezolanos y más de 10 adultos mayores.

Editor (2022-12-18). Peru coup: CIA agent turned U.S. ambassador met with defense minister day before president overthrown. mronline.org The U.S. ambassador in Peru, Lisa Kenna, worked for the CIA for 9 years, as well as the Pentagon. One day before the coup against elected left-wing President Pedro Castillo, Kenna met with Peru's defense minister, who then ordered the military to turn against Castillo.

_____ (2022-12-18). Why Peru Has Had Seven Presidents In Six Years. popularresistance.org In just over six years, Peru has had seven different presidents. The period between July 2016 and December 2022 has been a time of deep political instability. | This chaos is largely due to Peru's deeply undemocratic constitution, which was inherited from the far-right US-backed dictator Alberto Fujimori, who governed the country with an iron fist from 1990 until 2000, committing genocide against the Indigenous population and killing, torturing, and disappearing thousands of dissidents. | Article 113 of Peru's constitution gives the unicameral congress the ability to remove presidents if two-thirds of members vot…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Death toll in Peru protests climbs to 23. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — The death toll in nationwide protests in Peru sparked by the ousting of former President Pedro Castillo has risen to 23, authorities said on Saturday.

teleSUR, DRL (2022-12-18). Movimiento popular ecuatoriano se solidariza con pueblo peruano. telesurtv.net Tras la vacancia de Pedro Castillo, Dina Boluarte ha impuesto un régimen de excepción. La represión a las protestas deja ya un saldo de más de 20 muertos.

teleSUR, JCM (2022-12-18). Fiscalía peruana solicita 15 años de prisión contra Martín Vizcarra. telesurtv.net La entidad también pidió 9 años de inhabilitación para ejercer cargos públicos en contra del expresidente.

Staff (2022-12-18). Perú: Boluarte respalda acción represiva contra protestas populares. cubadebate.cu La presidenta Dina Boluarte respaldó este sábado la acción represiva de las fuerzas de seguridad contra las protestas populares. Represión que ha dejado veintiún muertos y más de doscientos heridos, en muchos casos por impactos de bala.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-12-18). Ottawa Sides with Peruvian Right-Wing Amid Social Uprising. libya360.wordpress.com Owen Schalk In Latin America, Canada has a long history of supporting the removal of democratically elected left-wing leaders Pedro Castillo was never allowed to govern. That is the unavoidable truth. Elected president in April 2021 after running with the Marxist-Leninist Perú Libre party, Castillo embodied hope for millions of rural, Black, and Indigenous peoples…

teleSUR, DRL (2022-12-18). Presidenta de Perú pide al Congreso elecciones para 2023. telesurtv.net La presidenta designada presentó un informe sobre la situacion acompañada de ministros y jefes militares y de la Policía.

teleSUR, JGN (2022-12-18). ONG acusará a presidenta peruana por homicidio calificado. telesurtv.net "El hecho de sacar a las Fuerzas Armadas, de no advertir que no se utilizaran las armas de fuego, ya la convierten a ella en una responsable", sostuvo Cano.

teleSUR, JCM (2022-12-18). Entierran a fallecidos por represión en Ayacucho, Perú. telesurtv.net La Dirección Regional de Salud de Ayacucho confirmó 7 muertos y 52 heridos en el primer día de estado de emergencia.

Vijay Prashad (2022-12-18). Estados Unidos y su rol en el golpe de Estado en Perú. peoplesworld.org El 7 de diciembre de 2022, Pedro Castillo se sentó a trabajar en su despacho, durante el que sería su último día como presidente de Perú. Sus abogados revisaban los documentos que mostraban que Castillo triunfaría sobre una moción en el Congreso para destituirlo. Iba a ser la tercera vez que Castillo se enfrentaba a …

scorinoco (2022-12-18). The US Has Been Planning Castillo's Downfall All Along. orinocotribune.com A The report states that right before the Congress was going to vote on his impeachment, Castillo's lawyers had reassured him that he would most certainly prevail over the motion and remain in office. | They also told him that he held the upper hand given that his approval rating…

Anonymous669 (2022-12-18). Russian Lancet Drone Hunt Down Ukraine's New Howitzers (Videos). southfront.org Lancet-3, screen grab from Russia-24 report. | The Russian military continues to hunt down Ukraine's newly-acquired howitzers with Lancet loitering munitions with much success. | On December 17 and 18, Russians sources shared videos documenting three recent Lancet strikes that targeted a M777 towed 155 mm howitzer, an AHS Krab self-propelled 155 mm howitzer and what appears to be a M109 self-propelled 155 mm howitzer. | Since the start of the Russian military operation in Ukraine, Kiev forces have rec…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Iran rejects CIA chief's claims as unfounded accusations. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — The spokesman of the Iranian foreign ministry rejected the CIA chief's accusations of Iran-Russia cooperation in the Ukraine war as baseless and part of anti-Iran psychological campaign.

Gerry Condon (2022-12-18). US Veterans Call for Holiday Truce, Ceasefire, and Negotiations to End War in Ukraine. commondreams.org We want urgent, good-faith diplomacy to end the war in Ukraine, not more U.S. weapons, advisors, and endless war.

Dave DeCamp (2022-12-18). One Killed in Ukrainian Shelling of Russia's Belgorod Region. news.antiwar.com One civilian was killed, another eight people were wounded, and a poultry farm was damaged in Ukrainian shelling in Russia's Belgorod Oblast, the region's governor said on Sunday. "One person died. It is known that the man came to us from Tambov and worked as a contractor on the construction of a poultry farm," Belgorod …

Dave DeCamp (2022-12-18). Henry Kissinger Calls for Negotiated Peace in Ukraine to Avoid World War. news.antiwar.com Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has again come out in favor of negotiations to end the war in Ukraine in an article for The Spectator titled "How to Avoid Another World War." Kissinger said that he "repeatedly expressed my support for the allied military effort to thwart Russia's aggression in Ukraine" but that he …

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). One civilian killed in Ukrainian shelling of Belgorod Region. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — One person was killed and 3 others were injured when the Belgorod district of the Belgorod Region was shelled by the Ukrainian armed forces.

_____ (2022-12-18). On International Human Rights Day: Money For Ukraine And War. popularresistance.org December 10th is recognized globally as International Human Rights Day (IHRD) to commemorate the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in 1948. But how does the U.S. state celebrate this day? Two days before the day of recognition, legislators in the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the $858 billion dollar National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which also specifically earmarked another $800 million for the Ukraine war. | On IHRD itself, the Biden Administration announced a new set of sanctions while also justifying the continuation of sanctions against 44 nations, thereby c…

Anonymous669 (2022-12-18). UK Confirms Supply Of Brimstone II Precision-Guided Missiles To Ukraine. southfront.org Screen grab from a video by MBDA showing a live-fire test of the Brimstone. | On December 17, the British Ministry of Defence confirmed that it had supplied Brimstone II precision-guided missiles to the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU). | The ministry said that the missiles were provided as a part of a new military aid package meant to support Ukraine's fight against Russia."This aid has played a crucial role in stalling Russian advances," the ministry said on Twitter. | Following the start of the Russian…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). UK sends Brimstone 2 precision-guided missiles to Ukraine. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — The UK's Ministry of Defense confirmed that it has sent Brimstone 2 precision-guided missiles to Ukraine as part of its aid package.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). At least one dead, several injured in airstrike inside Russia. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — A civilian has been killed and at least eight others injured in a Ukrainian attack on western Russia's Belgorod Region, local Russian media cited Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov as reporting on Telegram.

Anonymous669 (2022-12-18). Russia To Deploy New Batch Of 'Penicillin' Acoustic-Thermal Artillery-Recon System In Ukraine. southfront.org The complex of artillery reconnaissance 'Penicillin'. © Research Institute 'Vector' | The Russian Ministry of Defense has received a new batch of Penicillin acoustic-thermal artillery-reconnaissance systems, RIA Novosti reported on November 17. | According to the Russian news agency, the newly-delivered systems will soon be deployed in the special military operation zone in Ukraine."The Russian Ministry of Defense received another batch of the advanced 1B76 Penicillin acoustic and infrared rec…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Moscow to extend ban on trucks from 'unfriendly countries'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — The Russian government will extend a ban on cargo transit by road for companies from countries that have placed similar restrictions on Moscow.

Anonymous669 (2022-12-18). New Attack Hit Key U.S. Base In Syria. southfront.org Late on December 17, an indirect fire attack targeted the United States-led coalition Green Village base in the Syrian governorate of Deir Ezzor, according to Sputnik. | The Russian news agency said that several projectiles hit the large base, which is located within al-Omar oil fields in the southeastern countryside of Deir Ezzor. Explosions rocked the base and its vicinity. However, no casualties were reported. Several fighter jets and drone of the coalition were spotted…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Ghost of Soviet Union still haunting Washington. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — In its relations with Russia, the United States is still driven by a "Cold War" mentality and finds it hard to accept the changes in the international arena, Russian Ambassador to the US Anatoly Antonov said.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Snow level in Moscow breaks 1989 record (+VIDEO). en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — The snow level in the capital of Russia on the morning of December 18 was 33-38 centimeters, depending on the area of Moscow.

Thierry Meyssan (2022-12-18). Volodymyr Zelensky and Ethnopolitics. dissidentvoice.org President Zelensky has just been named by Time magazine "politician of the year 2022". It is not to have realized his coup de force of July, in favor of the war. He had all the political parties that opposed him banned; assassinated the personalities who resisted him; controlled all the media, written, audiovisual and internet; …

Staff (2022-12-18). Cierra con otro récord nadadora cubana en campeonato mundial. cubadebate.cu La baracoense Elisbet Gámez culminó en el Campeonato Mundial de Natación en Piscina de Curso Corto (25 metros) en Melbourne, Australia, con otra plusmarca para Cuba en los 200 metros en estilo libre. Con 4: 11: 66 minutos en 400 metros libres, la baracoense cerró en el puesto 18 entre 31 nadadoras.

thecommunists (2022-12-18). British delegates in Belgrade: Nato is trying to expand the war in Europe. thecommunists.org On Saturday 17 December, CPGB-ML vice-chair Joti Brar spoke at an international anti-imperialist meeting attended by representatives of more than 30 organisations from across the world, organised by the New Communist Party of Yugoslavia (NKPJ) and the Union of Communist Youth of Yugoslavia (SKOJ) in cooperation with the World Anti-Imperialist Platform. At the meeting, the …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-12-18). News From the NATOstan-Imposed Meat Grinder. libya360.wordpress.com Pepe Escobar No one ever lost money capitalizing on the unlimited nonsense spewed out by the collective deer caught in the headlights also known as Western mainstream media — complete with showering Person of the Year awards on a megalomaniac, cocaine-fueled lousy actor impersonating a warlord. The non-stop trashy parade of Western military analysts is…

Timothy Alexander Guzman (2022-12-18). The Road to World War III: How US-NATO Forces Turned Libya into Hell on Earth. globalresearch.ca

Ali Abunimah (2022-12-18). Kicking aside French protests, Israel expels Salah Hammouri. electronicintifada.net Expelling Palestinians from occupied territories is a war crime.

President John F. Kennedy (2022-12-18). John F. Kennedy on Nuclear War and the Threats to World Peace: "Together we Shall Save our Planet, or We shall Perish in its Flames" globalresearch.ca The world is at a dangerous crossroads. The threat of nuclear annihilation is real. | What distinguishes October 1962 to today's realities is that the leaders on both sides, namely John F. Kennedy and Nikita S. Khrushchev were acutely aware of …

Editor (2022-12-18). Zero COVID: Don't be deceived by U.S. reports on the protests in China. mronline.org The opportunism of the major U.S. media was on full display in late November over the protests against China's anti-COVID lockdowns.

____ (2022-12-18). (W.E. Talk) Yin Jun: Why is the Chinese Path to Modernization an 'Innovation Theory'. ecns.cn The report of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China has formally proposed "Chinese Path to Modernization". What is the fundamental feature of the Chinese Path to Modernization? What are the differences between Chinese and Western modernization theories? What are the theoretical innovation possibilities of the Chinese Path to Modernization? China News Service "W.E. Ask" recently has interviewed Dr. Yin Jun from Peking university, who is the assistant dean of the Institute of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era.

____ (2022-12-18). China launches Shiyan-21 satellite. ecns.cn A Long March-11 rocket carrying Shiyan-21 satellite blasts off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province, Dec. 16, 2022.

____ (2022-12-18). China launches one more space experiment satellite. ecns.cn The rocket blasted off at 2: 17 p.m. (Beijing Time) from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China and sent the satellite Shiyan-21 into preset orbit.

____ (2022-12-18). Chinese technology helps Qatar grow vegetables in desert. ecns.cn Southwestern China's Sichuan Province helped Qatar grow vegetables in the desert and reduce its reliance on imports.

____ (2022-12-18). China opposes politicization, instrumentalization of counterterrorism issues: envoy. ecns.cn China opposes the politicization and instrumentalization of counterterrorism issues, double standards and a selective approach, a Chinese envoy said Thursday.

____ (2022-12-18). Fish scale-shaped ice floes on Yellow River. ecns.cn Fish scale-shaped ice floes floating along a section of the Yellow River has created a magnificent scenery in winter in Yonghe County, north China's Shanxi Province.

____ (2022-12-18). Species with extremely small populations being saved in China. ecns.cn According to the Global Biodiversity Outlook 5, biodiversity is declining at an unprecedented and intensifying rate. As the most biodiverse province in China, the southwestern Yunnan shared its conservation strategy on the international stage.

Dave DeCamp (2022-12-18). State Department Launches New 'China House' Office to Focus on Beijing Policy. news.antiwar.com The State Department on Friday announced a new office to coordinate China policy, known as "China House," in the Biden administration's latest effort to focus on Beijing. In a press release, the State Department said the new office is meant to help the US government "responsibly manage" competition with China and advance the US vision …

____ (2022-12-18). China's AG600M large amphibious aircraft secures new order. ecns.cn China's independently-developed AG600M large amphibious aircraft has secured a new order for five aircraft, the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) announced on Friday.

____ (2022-12-18). New high-speed railway enters operation in China's Yunnan. ecns.cn A 106-km high-speed railway, linking the cities of Mengzi and Mile in southwest China's Yunnan Province, entered operation on Friday.

____ (2022-12-18). China approved major projects worth 1.5 trln yuan by end-November. ecns.cn China had approved 106 major projects with a total investment of about 1.5 trillion yuan (about 214.9 billion U.S. dollars) by the end of November 2022, in its bid to expand effective investment.

____ (2022-12-18). China holds Central Economic Work Conference to plan for 2023. ecns.cn The annual Central Economic Work Conference was held in Beijing from Thursday to Friday as Chinese leaders decided priorities for the economic work in 2023.

____ (2022-12-18). China to provide more market-oriented, law-based, internationalized business environment for foreign companies: FM spokesperson. ecns.cn China will provide a more market-oriented, law-based and internationalized business environment for foreign companies, and remain a promising investment destination for businesses from Germany, Australia and the rest of the world, a foreign ministry spokesperson said Friday.

____ (2022-12-18). Mile-Mengzi high-speed railway put into operation in Yunnan. ecns.cn The Mile-Mengzi high-speed railway in southwest China's Yunnan Province was put into operation on Friday.

____ (2022-12-18). Renhuai-Zunyi Expressway in SW China officially put into full operation. ecns.cn The Renhuai-Zunyi Expressway was officially put into full operation on Friday. It reduces the road travel time between Renhuai and Zunyi from an hour and a half to 30 minutes.

____ (2022-12-18). (100 great changes) China-Europe freight trains contribute to a shared future. ecns.cn In October 2022, a China-Europe freight train bound for Poland passed through Horgos Port in Northwest China's Xinjiang. Hence, the number of China-Europe (Central Asia) freight trains passing though Horgos Port reached 10,000.

Esteban Almiron (2022-12-18). How Argentina has been trapped in neocolonial debt for 200 years: An economic history. multipolarista.com Argentina has constantly been trapped over two centuries in unpayable external debt owed to foreign imperial powers. This affects the everyday life of everyone: inflation, salaries, employment, public services, elections. Here is a brief history of the deuda.

_____ (2022-12-18). Corporate Greed At Its Worst. popularresistance.org With colder winter weather looming, a new analysis released Tuesday shows that the nine largest energy utility companies in the U.S. raked in nearly $14 billion in combined profits during the first three quarters of this year—and dished out roughly $11 billion to their wealthy shareholders—as tens of millions of U.S. households struggled to pay their utility bills due to soaring costs. | The watchdog group Accountable.US found that NextEra Energy, Duke Energy, Southern Company, Dominion Energy, Constellation Energy, Eversource Energy, Entergy Corporation, DTE Energy, and CMS Energy Corporation brought…

_____ (2022-12-18). A Quiet Retreat: Hundreds Of Shipping Containers Hauled To State Prison. popularresistance.org Southern Arizona — Starting Tuesday, along I-10 in Southern Arizona, observant commuters may have noticed a peculiar uptick in the interstate's westbound traffic — dozens, maybe even hundreds, of empty shipping containers were hauled one-by-one down the highway. | From unincorporated land in Cochise County to the Arizona State Prison Complex in the southern reaches of Tucson, this curious cavalcade marked what may be the next phase of the monthslong saga that has resulted in the destruction of miles of Southern Arizona wilderness and has cost the State of Arizona over $108 million dollars for what amo…

_____ (2022-12-18). After Two Decades Of War, The Congolese People Say Enough Is Enough. popularresistance.org On Monday, December 12, a meeting was held between the M23 rebel group, the Congolese armed forces (FARDC), the commander of the joint East African Community (EAC) force, the Joint Expanded Verification Mechanism (JMWE), the Ad-Hoc Verification Mechanism, and the UN peacekeeping force, MONUSCO, in Kibumba in the Nyiragongo territory in the North Kivu province located in the eastern part of the DRC. | The meeting was held in the wake of reports of fighting between M23 and the FARDC, just days after the rebel group had pledged to "maintain a ceasefire" in the mineral-rich region. M23 is widely acknowledged to be a…

_____ (2022-12-18). Another 'Political Framework' Signed In Sudan. popularresistance.org On December 5 yet another transitional political framework was signed in the Republic of Sudan by the military regime and the Forces of Freedom and Change (FFC), the broad-based democracy organization inside the country. | The agreement is designed to break the stalemate which has been in existence since a military coup removed former President Omar Hassan al-Bashir in April 2019. | This new accord was met with much skepticism and angry protests from various political tendencies throughout Sudan. The Resistance Committees which have organized street demonstrations over the last four years have categorically rejec…

_____ (2022-12-18). Chris Hedges: How The War Machine Took Over The Democratic Party. popularresistance.org There was once a wing of the Democratic Party that stood up to the war industry. J. William Fulbright, George McGovern, Gene McCarthy, Mike Gravel, William Proxmire, and, of course, Dennis Kucinich. But that was largely decades ago. The new Democrats, especially with the presidency of Bill Clinton, became shills not only for corporate America, but the arms industry. The massive military budget, $858 billion in military spending allocated for fiscal year 2023, is an increase of $45 billion over the Biden administration's budget request, and nearly $80 billion more than the amount appropriated by Congress for the c…

_____ (2022-12-18). Cleveland's Circular Economy Helps Reduce Waste And Build Jobs. popularresistance.org Cleveland, Ohio – While meeting with a local farmer two years ago, Eric Diamond of Central Kitchen, a food business incubator in Cleveland, Ohio, learned that the farmer wasn't able to sell all the carrots in his fields. Some of the carrots — while perfectly nutritious — weren't the right size or shape for grocery stores' and restaurants' specifications. That sparked a question, and a business idea was born. | "I said to him, 'What do you do with the carrots?' and he said, 'We leave them to rot in the fields because we don't have an end market,'" said Diamond. "So, I said, 'What if we buy the ones tha…

Anonymous669 (2022-12-18). Turkish Drone Strike Kills Three Civilians In Northern Syria. southfront.org A Bayraktar TB2 combat drone. Source: Baykar. | On December 17, three civilians were killed when a Turkish combat drone targeted a vehicle in the northern region of Syria. | The vehicle was reportedly moving on a road near the Kurdish-held village of Raqqas, which is located to the west of the Turkish-occupied town of Tell Abyad in the northern Raqqa countryside, when it was hit. | In a statement, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) called the Turkish drone strike a "crime against humanity." The Kurdish-led group, which…

Binoy Kampmark (2022-12-18). The Year of the Botched Execution. dissidentvoice.org 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 a number of penal systems, …

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Iran-EU trade at ‚Ǩ4.36 billion. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — Iran and the European Union's 27 member states traded ‚Ǩ4.36 billion worth of goods during the first 10 months of 2022, registering a 14.28% rise compared with last year's corresponding period.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Italy urges EU to give strong response to US IRA. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — Italian Economy Minister Giancarlo Giorgetti urged the European Union to give a strong and strategic response to the US Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), which he said was posing threats to the national economy.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2022-12-18). U.S. Act of War against the European Union: President Biden Ordered the Terror Attack against Nord Stream. High Treason against the People of Europe. globalresearch.ca

Tina Landis (2022-12-18). Our survival depends on a world without billionaires. liberationnews.org The carbon emissions of 125 of the richest billionaires equal those of France, or 67 million people.

His Excellency Carlo Maria Viganà≤ (2022-12-18). The Heroic Archbishop Viganà≤: The Corrupt Billionaire Agenda, "SARS-CoV-2 Virus is Nothing but a Seasonal Flu" globalresearch.ca

Dave DeCamp (2022-12-18). US Launches More Airstrikes in Somalia. news.antiwar.com US Africa Command on Sunday said it launched two airstrikes in Somalia this month that targeted al-Shabaab fighters in support of the US-backed Mogadishu-based government. One strike took place on December 14, about 109 miles northeast of Mogadishu near the coastal town of Cadale. AFRICOM claimed the strike killed seven al-Shabaab members. The other strike …

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Global Music Awards go to two Iranians. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — Global Music Awards 2022 went to two Iranian artists Abdolhossein Mokhtabad and Arman Manshaei.

Staff (2022-12-18). "Our motto should be: Resistance, Liberation, Return": Salah Hamouri steadfast after forced deportation to France. samidoun.net French-Palestinian lawyer and human rights defender, Salah Hamouri, was forcibly deported to France this morning, Sunday, 18 December, an action that constitutes yet another Israeli war crime against the Palestinian people. It appears that the Israeli occupation regime sought to use the World Cup finals — in which France will appear against Argentina — as …

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). N Korea fires ballistic missiles off east coast. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — Officials of South Korea and Japan announced on Sunday that North Korea has fired two ballistic missiles towards the east coast of the Korean Peninsula.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Iranian karatekas scoop 16 medals in Asian C'ships. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — Iranian athletes scooped 16 medals on the second day of the 2022 Asian Karate Championship underway in Uzbekistan.

Wayside (2022-12-18). Bill Gates Patent Gives Him 'Exclusive Rights' to 'Computerize' Humans. globalresearch.ca

Free, Fair Elections (2022-12-18). FTX Donated $1.1 Million to LGBTQ PAC & They Used About a Million to Promote Becca Balint. indybay.org An LGBTQ candidate in Vermont named Becca Balint won the November 8, 2022 election to U.S. Congress House of Representatives, but she was promoted with money from FTX…

Victoria Torres (2022-12-18). Free Alex Saab Movement Marches to National Assembly of Venezuela, Denounces Kidnapping of Diplomat by US. orinocotribune.com

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Qatar threatens Belgium with cut of natural gas supplies. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — Qatar on Sunday condemned a corruption investigation by Belgium and the suspension of its access to the EU parliament, saying it could "negatively" impact relations and natural gas supplies.

____ (2022-12-18). Leaders call for actions on biodiversity. ecns.cn The high-level meeting, starting from Dec 15, assembled ministers from 140 contracting parties and 60 international organizations, including nearly 200 ministerial-level representatives.

teleSUR, em, MER (2022-12-18). Argentina y Francia se enfrentarán en final de la Copa Mundial. telesurtv.net La Albiceleste jugará su sexta final en un Mundial de la FIFA, mientras que el equipo de Les Bleus lo hará por cuarta ocasión.

teleSUR, DRL (2022-12-18). Presidente de Rusia evalúa curso de la operación en Ucrania. telesurtv.net Sucede cuando se produjo un intercambio de bombardeos en diversas partes del territorio en conflicto el viernes último.

____ (2022-12-18). Stunning scenery of frozen Kaidu River in Xinjiang. ecns.cn The 610-kilometer Kaidu River, the fourth largest river in Xinjiang, originates from the Tianshan Mountains with an altitude of 4,000 meters above sea level. It finally flows into Bosten Lake, the country's largest inland freshwater lake.

Chrissy Stroop (2022-12-18). The 'Respect for Marriage Act' Is Not Nearly Enough. commondreams.org The new law protects same-sex and interracial couples, but the U.S. right is still coming for our freedoms.

City of Sunnyvale (2022-12-18). Wednesday 1/25: Farm to Table: Busting the Myths of our Food Systems. indybay.org Register on Eventbrite. Hosting on Zoom.

Janine Jackson (2022-12-18). 'A crucial part of colonization is taking our children'. mronline.org CounterSpin interview with Jen Deerinwater on Indian Child Welfare Act.

Contributing Writers (2022-12-18). Ontario doctor speaks up about COVID deaths — how many are smoke and mirrors?/ By Tamara Ugolini. marktaliano.net Original Link Here: Ontario doctor speaks up about COVID deaths — how many are smoke and mirrors? Rebel News Dr. Luchkiw says she faced pressure from hospital administrators to tamper with patient death records. Dr. Crystal Luchkiw, an Ontario doctor whose license to practice medicine has been suspended, alleges a shocking incident of coercion and …

Juan Cole (2022-12-18). 2022 Deadliest Year on Record for Palestinians Under Israeli Occupation: UN. commondreams.org United Nations experts say it is the Israeli determination to colonize the Palestinian West Bank that is driving this drumbeat of violence against the Indigenous population.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Iran condemns terror attack against Iraqi police forces. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — Iranian foreign ministry spokesman condemned the Sunday terrorist explosion against Iraqi policemen in Kirkuk and offered condolences to the Iraqi government and nation.

Editor (2022-12-18). I witnessed the truth about Nicaragua. mronline.org 'Entering adulthood alongside the dwindling of 2020 uprisings for Black liberation (that I had naively seen as the beginning of the end), I felt very stuck. Understanding I am a poor queer Black woman, I saw myself facing a world where the options presented for survival were dehumanizing at best, and the innate dream of living as a free person essentially destroyed.' — Wawen Ewimbi…

Steven Sahiounie (2022-12-18). Erdogan Jails His Main Rival in the 2023 Election. globalresearch.ca

Editor (2022-12-18). Farmworkers' Working and Living Conditions Take a Mental Health Toll. scheerpost.com

_____ (2022-12-18). Will Charles III be able to maintain power over New Zealand? journal-neo.org Ascending the British throne and becoming head of the Commonwealth upon the death of his mother in September 2022, King Charles III is one of the UK's most controversial monarchs. First, Charles III is the oldest British monarch, having ascended the throne at the age of 73. Second, the new British monarch can hardly be …

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Raeisi stresses need for unity bet. seminaries, universities. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — President Raeisi stressed the necessity of unity between universities and seminaries in providing solutions to solve the country's problems based on scientific and religious methods.

Staff (2022-12-18). Inauguran 10mo. Congreso de la FEU de Cuba (+ Fotos). cubadebate.cu Frente al hoy Museo de la Revolución, sitio de eterno tributo a la rebeldía y al compromiso revolucionario de los universitarios, los 300 delegados e invitados al cónclave —en nombre de sus compañeros de aulas— patentizaron que en ellos crece su deber y el empeño de seguir revolucionando la FEU, revolucionando un país.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Severe air pollution hits Tehran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — With the approach of winter and the beginning of the phenomenon of temperature inversion, the Iranian capital of Tehran is witnessing air pollution these days.

Mark Keenan (2022-12-18). Transcending COVID-19 and the Climate Crisis Deceptions. globalresearch.ca

Florence CGTN (2022-12-18). U.S.- Mexico border braces for migrant surge. america.cgtn.com The United States is bracing itself for a surge of migrants at the Southern border with Mexico ahead of the lifting of a pandemic-era restriction which blocks entry to the country to prevent the international spread of COVID-19. The Biden administration will on Wednesday …

teleSUR, MER, JGN (2022-12-18). Conoce siete frases para recordar el legado de Simón Bolívar. telesurtv.net El Libertador Simón Bolívar es una de las principales figuras de la emancipación hispanoamericana.

Staff (2022-12-18). La Tira de los Lectores: Mi foto del Mundial. cubadebate.cu Falta muy poco para la gran final del Mundial de Catar 2022, entre Francia y Argentina. Por eso, La Tira de los Lectores este domingo resume cómo han vivido quienes nos leen esa importante fiesta futbolera, que comenzó el pasado 20 de noviembre y termina hoy.

____ (2022-12-18). (100 great changes) Chinese researchers conduct 'Earth Summit Mission'. ecns.cn Chinese people's quest for Mount Qomolangma could be traced back to 1960, when three Chinese mountaineers, whose average age was 24, accomplished the task of conquering the world's highest peak from the challenging northern slope for the first time in human history.

Colin Todhunter (2022-12-18). What Was Covid Really About? Triggering A Multi-Trillion Dollar Global Debt Crisis. "Ramping up an Imperialist Strategy"? globalresearch.ca If it was indeed about public health, why close down the bulk of health services and the global economy knowing full well what the implications would be? And why mount a military-style propaganda campaign to censor world-renowned scientists and terrorise entire populations…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Iran, Nicaragua FMs sign comprehensive cooperation document. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — In a meeting held on Sunday, the Iranian and Nicaraguan foreign ministers signed a comprehensive cooperation document between the two countries.

Philly Anti-Cap (2022-12-18). Banners Dropped in Philadelphia in Solidarity with Fight to Stop Cop City. itsgoingdown.org Report on banners dropped in solidarity with ongoing struggle in Atlanta to stop the Cop City project. Originally posted to Philly Anti-Capitalist. On Saturday the 17th we hung a banners in solidarity with our friends jailed in Atlanta for defending the Weelaunee Forest against developers and cops. We hope that our action although small, inspires…

Study Finds (2022-12-18). Bulletproof Armor Made of Human Cells? Scientists Create Gel that Stops Supersonic Projectiles. globalresearch.ca

TheCOVIDBlog (2022-12-18). The Phoney Nitrogen Crisis: The Netherlands Is Ground Zero for Global Famine Agenda. Precipitating "30,000 Farmers Out of Business" globalresearch.ca

Stephen Maher (2022-12-18). Liberal Democracy, Authoritarian Statism, and the New Finance Capital. socialistproject.ca This symposium at Carleton University, looked at the legacy of Leo Panitch's scholarship, education, and activism, featuring roundtables and a keynote address by Institute of Political Economy (IPE) visiting professor, Stephen Maher: "Liberal Democracy, Authoritarian Statism, and the New Finance Capital." | The work of Leo Panitch left an immense impact on the field of political economy — from his critique of social democracy to his groundbreaking theorization, with Sam Gindin, of globalization and the American empire. As a professor at Carleton, he helped to place the University at the forefront of t…

____ (2022-12-18). Weilong Delicious lists on Hong Kong Stock Exchange. ecns.cn Chinese snack maker Weilong Delicious Global Holdings was listed on Hong Kong Stock Exchange on Thursday, pricing its shares at HK$10.56 each in its initial public offering to raise $130.6 million.

Dr. Carla Peeters (2022-12-18). No Farmers, No Food, No Life. globalresearch.ca

____ (2022-12-18). Smart rail train starts trial run in Shannxi. ecns.cn The smart rail train travelling on a virtual track is equipped with various optical sensors to allow the vehicle to automatically follow a route defined by a virtual track of markings on the roadway and can carry as many as 300 passengers.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Greeks hold protest against soaring cost of living. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — Workers, civil servants and students staged protests Saturday in Athens to draw attention to the soaring cost of living.

Staff (2022-12-18). Tasas vigentes en el mercado cambiario cubano este domingo 18 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 domingo 18 de diciembre en el mercado cambiario del país.

Joel Richards (2022-12-18). World Cup fever in Argentina. america.cgtn.com Argentina has been gripped by World Cup fever over the past month. Supporters have filled the streets to celebrate the team reaching the final, which will be captain Lionel Messi's last World Cup match. For many, it has been the chance to put their …

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Argentina wins 2022 World Cup against France on penalties. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — Argentina won over France on penalty shootouts to become the champions of the World Cup 2022 in Qatar.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). 2 teens killed, 3 other youths injured in SW Atlanta shootout. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — Two teenagers are dead, and several others are injured after a shooting at an apartment complex in southwest Atlanta Saturday, according to the Atlanta Police Department.

Anonymous669 (2022-12-18). Nine Iraqi Police Officer Killed In Bombing Near Kirkuk City. southfront.org Click to see full-size image. Via Twitter. | Late on December 17, nine officers of the Iraqi Federal Police were killed and two others were wounded in a bomb blast near the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk. | The falling officers were traveling in a convoy when the bomb struck near the village of Safra, which lies about 30 kilometers to the southwest of Kirkuk. After the blast, several gunmen attacked the convoy with small arms. One of them was reportedly shot and killed by the police. | Follo…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). No plans yet for Iran-Saudi Arabia meeting in Amman. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — Sources in the Iranian government said there are still no plans for a meeting between Iranian and Saudi Arabia officials during the upcoming second edition of the Baghdad Conference for Cooperation and Partnership in Amman.

Andy Kroll (2022-12-18). The Code Behind the Far Right's Success. tomdispatch.com Arizona is ground zero for the wackiest theories and craziest political candidates. Exhibit A: Kari Lake, the Republican who ran for governor in the recent midterm elections. Though she lost in November, she's still campaigning — on social media, in the courts, and in her own beclouded imagination. She refuses to accept that Katie Hobbs, her Democratic opponent, won by 0.6% of the vote. It's a delusion she shares with Donald Trump who tweeted that Lake should be "installed" in the position anyway, like a triumphant coup leader. Lake, Trump, and all-too-many Americans now believe that any election in which a…

Victoria Torres (2022-12-18). President Maduro Meets with Neighborhood Force Opposition Party at Miraflores. orinocotribune.com On Friday, December 16, the president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, met with representatives of opposition party Neighborhood Force at Miraflores Palace, as part of the national dialogue process between the government and the opposition. | Leaders of Neighborhood Force Gustavo Duque, David Uzcátegui, Morel Rodríguez, Manuel Ferreira, Pablo Zambrano, and Rosiris Toro met with the president on Friday night. The head of the government delegation for dialogue and the president of the National Assembly, Jorge Rodríguez, and the governor of Miranda state, Héctor Rodríguez, were also present at the meeting. | Hoy sostuv…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Four Pakistani soldiers killed in terrorist attack. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — At least four policemen were killed and four others were injured in a terrorist attack on the Bargai police station in Lakki Marwat, local Pakistani media said.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Bomb blast in Iraq's Kirkuk kills 12 police officers. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — At least 12 Iraqi Federal Police officers have been killed in a bomb blast near Iraq's north-central city of Kirkuk on Sunday.

Staff (2022-12-18). °Argentina campeón mundial!: Nos ilusionamos, sufrimos y ganamos la tercera (+ Fotos, Videos y Estadísticas). cubadebate.cu Argentina la tuvo y volvió el fantasma de las remontadas rivales en el Lusail, como frente a Holanda. Francia la tuvo también. Los dos grandes de Catar, en una batalla de buen fútbol y garra, idas y venidas, altas y bajas, hat trick de Mbappé y doblete de Messi incluidos, fueron a penales. Otra vez Messi abriendo,, el Dibu brillando… °Argentina! °Sudamérica! °Rugió el Lusail! °Terremoto en el Obelisco! Argentina ganó su tercera Copa, Messi tiene su Mundial.

Staff (2022-12-18). Liga Élite: Portuarios sigue ganando en un sábado de dobles juegos. cubadebate.cu Los equipos de Tabacaleros (23-21) y Portuarios (22-23) ganaron sus dos duelos sabatinos y concretaron pasos fructíferos para incluirse en la postemporada de la I Liga Élite del Beisbol Cubano. Mientas que el líder Agricultores (28-16) dividió honores con Cafetaleros, último lugar de la tabla.

teleSUR, rzr, JGN (2022-12-18). Reportan más de 15 millones de enfermos de influenza en EE.UU. telesurtv.net Datos de los CDC indican que en la semana que terminó el pasado 10 de diciembre fueron internadas en diversos centros asistenciales más de 23. 0 enfermos.

Staff (2022-12-18). 2023: un año de realizaciones y avances en nuestros medios. cubadebate.cu El jefe del Departamento Ideológico del CCPCC, Rogelio Polanco, aseguró que el venidero años se contará con la Ley de Comunicación Social, que se ha decidido continuar el debate sobre la misma y lograr así que sirva también como un proceso de educación y formación de toda la sociedad.

teleSUR, JCM (2022-12-18). Tunecinos acuden a las urnas para elegir nuevo parlamento. telesurtv.net No se espera que la composición final del parlamento se determine hasta marzo del próximo año, después de que se hayan completado las segundas vueltas.

Prof. Claudia von Werlhof (2022-12-18). Climate Disruption: It's Not Due to CO2. globalresearch.ca The UN's climate change summit (COP27) "has opened in Egypt. | More than 120 world leaders are attending the COP27 summit in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, amidst a stylized propaganda campaign: | "Our Planet is "Sending a Distress Signal". …

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Front pages of Iran's English dailies on Dec. 18. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — Here are the front pages of Iran's English language dailies on Sunday, December 18.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Wheat harvest rises 45% to 11.5m tons in last crop year. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — A total of 11.5 million tons of wheat were produced on 4.9 million hectares of farms across Iran during the last crop year (September 2021-22), registering a 45% rise compared with the previous year.

teleSUR, odr, JGN (2022-12-18). ONU advierte sobre trato deshumanizado hacia migrantes. telesurtv.net El organismo internacional alertó sobre la contratación que impone cláusulas violatorias de los derechos humanos.

____ (2022-12-18). Cradle of civilization: Tusi Sites. ecns.cn

teleSUR, jap, JCM (2022-12-18). Croacia queda en tercer lugar del Mundial de Qatar. telesurtv.net La otrora llamada final de consolación fue más vibrante que el partido que enfrentó a ambos equipos en la primera jornada de la fase de grupos.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Explosion hits US military training center in Erbil (+VIDEO). en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — Iraqi media reported an explosion in a training center and weapons depot used by American forces to train Peshmerga forces in Erbil.

WSWS (2022-12-18). The UK's Strep A child deaths and the causes of the "tripledemic" wsws.org The corporate media has used these tragedies to bury the broader public health disaster posed by a "tripledemic" of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), influenza and COVID-19 under an exclusive focus on Strep A.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Sixth Intl. Transportation Exhibition opens in Tehran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — The Sixth International Exhibition of Transportation, Logistics and Related Industries kicked off in Tehran on Sunday morning.

____ (2022-12-18). Is the U.S. colonizing Syria by frequently stealing its oil. ecns.cn The U.S. military has stolen Syrian oil three times in half a month since December, transporting nearly 150 tanks from the northeastern oil fields of Syria to Iraq.

Fight Back (2022-12-18). Texas: Aaron Dean convicted of manslaughter. fightbacknews.org Fort Worth, TX – A Tarrant County jury with no Black people on it convicted former Fort Worth police officer Aaron Dean December 15 of manslaughter for the killing of Atatiana Jefferson. | The trial relates to events on October 19, 2019, when Dean fatally shot Atatiana Jefferson in her living room after being called to the house for a welfare check. Jefferson, who was 28, was caring for her eight-year-old nephew at the time, and he witnessed the killing. | The trial now moves to the sentencing phase. The same jury that convicted Dean will decide Dean's fate. The range of punishment is from two years to 20 years i…

teleSUR, JDO (2022-12-18). Dos adolescentes mueren tras tiroteo en escuela de Chicago, EE.UU. telesurtv.net El hecho ocurrió mientras los estudiantes salían de la escuela secundaria Benito Juárez. Dos menores de edad resultaron heridos.

William Walter Kay (2022-12-18). Aussies Go 100% Coal! Imagining Life Out from Under the Climate Cloud. globalresearch.ca

The Expose (2022-12-18). Bill Gates' Sinister Plan to Force You to Eat "Fake Meat" globalresearch.ca

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Japan, US set up military intelligence team at Yokota base. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — Amid increasing coordination between Washington and Tokyo against Beijing, Japan, and the US have launched a new organization to analyze information collected by their defense equipment.

Staff (2022-12-18). Unión Europea reformará mercado de carbono para reducir emisiones. cubadebate.cu La Unión Europea (UE) llegó hoy a un nuevo acuerdo político para impulsar el mercado de carbono regional y reducir las emisiones de dióxido de carbono (CO2) que calientan al planeta. De concretarse estas medidas, el mercado comunitario del carbono se reformará para reducir las emisiones un 62% en 2030, respecto de 2005.

Andrew Perez (2022-12-18). LEVER WEEKLY: The Corruption Is Getting Worse. levernews.com This is Lever Weekly, a recap of our work from the past week. If you only read one email from us all week, this should be it.Below you will find a breakdown of our reporting, podcasts, videos, and live events — a feature now open to all subscribers. Following that, we are providing paid subscribers with an original column, written by a member of The Lever, connecting the dots on our coverage to deliver important takeaways. In this week's column, exclusively for paid subscribers, Andrew Perez explores how new dark money revelations related to conservative operative Leonard Leo and crypto huckster Sam Bank…

Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan (2022-12-18). The US Justice Department Must Drop Charges Against Julian Assange. commondreams.org The U.S. case against Assange is facing mounting criticism here at home as a threat to press freedom.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). VIDEO: Unrest, protests continues in Jordan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — In recent days, Jodan has been witnessing unrest and tensions due to protests over high fuel prices that spread to several cities across the kingdom.

Editor (2022-12-18). 'Capitalism as Civilisation: A History of International Law' review. mronline.org Readers of the first volume of Capital sometimes mistakenly conceptualize capitalism in terms of a relationship between workers and a single capitalist. In doing so they fail to notice that for Marx capitalist society is not one big capitalist enterprise.

Staff (2022-12-18). Irán logra el nivel más alto de enriquecimiento de uranio en su historia. cubadebate.cu La República Islámica de Irán ha aumentado sus capacidades deenriquecimiento de uranio al nivel más alto en la historia de su industria atómica, según informó este sábado, Mohammad Eslami, jefe de la Organización de Energía Atómica de la nación persa.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). SpaceX launches 54 Starlink communication satellites. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — The US company SpaceX on Saturday launched a Falcon 9 rocket with another cluster of 54 satellites for its orbital Starlink network, according to a broadcast on the company's website.

Preston Wood (2022-12-18). Generations of struggle led to Congress affirming marriage equality & interracial marriage. liberationnews.org Through militant action, culminating in the historic Stonewall rebellion in New York City in 1969 and the Black Cat uprising in Los Angeles 1967, the exploding movement reached the hearts and minds of millions of workers — to the point where now over 70% of the people express support for marriage equality and equal justice!

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Global Arrogance's new plots can be neutralized through unity. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — President Raeisi said that Iran and Latin American countries have a lot of potential to develop relations, adding that expanding ties between the two sides is an effective way to neutralize the western countries' sanctions.

Staff (2022-12-18). De los pibes de Malvinas: gracias Selección. cubadebate.cu Hoy la historia se resignifica en un nuevo escenario. Esa misma pasión por la selección nacional de fútbol, ahora con la magia de Leo Messi, ilusiona a todas las generaciones presentes y el amor por los jugadores de la albiceleste y Malvinas nos une a ellos otra vez.

Staff (2022-12-18). Argentina campeón: Alcanzaron la gloria de la mano de Lionel. cubadebate.cu El guionista de la discusión del título en Catar , por suerte, se pasó con los vaivenes. Tanto subió y bajó el ritmo que la hinchada terminó exhausta de tanta tensión. Hasta aquellos que no siguen el deporte apenas pudieron evitar comerse las uñas en el instante en que argentinos y franceses se golpeaban en la tanda de penaltis para definir el capitán que levantaría la Copa: Messi o Lloris.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Bodybuilder Hadi Choopan crowns at 2022 Mr. Olympia. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — Iranian veteran bodybuilder Hadi Choopan won the Mr. Olympia title at the 2022 Mr. Olympia, in the United States.

Labor Video Project (2022-12-18). Union Democracy, Bullying & The Removal Of SF TWU 2 a President Roger Marenco. indybay.org Roger Marenco, who was president of TWU 2 a was removed last week as president. He reports that it was illegal and a coup that flagrantly violated the union bylaws. He also tells WorkWeek that he and his family have been physically threatened by officers who want him out of his union position.

Staff (2022-12-18). Por segundo día consecutivo la Unión Eléctrica no prevé apagones. cubadebate.cu Se estima para la hora pico nocturna una disponibilidad de 2845 MW y una demanda máxima de 2750 MW, para una reserva de 95 MW, por lo que de mantenerse las condiciones previstas no se pronostican afectaciones al servicio por déficit de capacidad, aunque se trabaja con bajos niveles de reserva en este horario.

Common Dreams staff (2022-12-18). 'I Will Abide': In Self-Imposed Survey, 57.5% of Twitter Say Musk Should Step Down as CEO. commondreams.org With 17, 2, 391 total votes, only 42.5% said he should remain in charge of powerful social media platform.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Headlines of Iran's Persian dailies on Dec. 18. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — Mehr news agency takes a look at the headlines of Iran's Persian-language dailies on Sunday, December 18.

Steve Watson (2022-12-18). Video: Bill Gates Calls for "Aggressive" Carbon Taxes to "Accelerate" Fourth Industrial Revolution. globalresearch.ca

Cassidy Kakin (2022-12-18). Alwa Gordon Celebrates Release of Debut Album "Thanks for Waiting" with Hometown Show. indybay.org Alwa Gordon Celebrates Release of Debut Album "Thanks for Waiting" with | Hometown Santa Cruz County Vibes at Santa Cruz, California, Santa Cruz Recording Studios…

Staff (2022-12-18). Rendir cuentas, ølo que se dice rendir cuentas? cubadebate.cu En la misma medida en que las dificultades económicas, la burocratización y la formalización de esos procesos fueron abultándose en quejas sin solución y responsables sin poner la cara, se fue deteriorando la percepción social de un eslabón básico de nuestro poder revolucionario.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Malaysia landslide death toll rises to 24. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — Rescuers in Malaysia have found the bodies of a woman and two children, raising the death toll from a landslide at an unlicensed campground to 24, an emergency services official says.

Amanda Yee (2022-12-18). 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…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Iran to send at least two satellites into space by yearend. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — Iran's Minister of Communications and Information Technology (ICT) announced that at least two satellites will be launched into space by the end of this year, while other satellites will remain in line to be launched.

Michiel Willems (2022-12-18). Revealed: Brits Are Paying the Highest Electricity Bills in the Entire World. globalresearch.ca

Anonymous Contributor (2022-12-18). Banner Dropped on West Coast in Solidarity with Arrested Forest Defenders. itsgoingdown.org Report on banner drops on the West Coast in solidarity with those arrested defending the Atlanta forest. Submitted anonymously. Five people have been arrested and charged with domestic terrorism for their alleged connection to Defend The Atlanta Forest movement in the USA. These arrests were notoriously brutal, as arrestees were hit with repeated chemical weapons,…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Raeisi felicitates Qatari Emir on National Day. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — Addressing Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani in a letter, Iranian president Ebrahim Raeisi offered his congratulations to the Qatari people and government on the Arab country's National Day.

____ (2022-12-18). Comicomment: Empty talk and promise cannot gain trust. ecns.cn

Staff (2022-12-18). Venezuela condena nueva maniobra legislativa de Estados Unidos. cubadebate.cu El Gobierno venezolano rechazó este sábado de forma contundente la aprobación por el Congreso de Estados Unidos de una propuesta de ley, por constituir una violación a las libertades económicas y grave ofensa al pueblo.

Anonymous669 (2022-12-18). HTS Claims 15 Syrian Soldiers Were Killed Or Wound In New Attack Near Greater Idlib (Photos, Video). southfront.org On December 18, militants of al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), the de-facto ruler of the northwestern Syrian region of Greater…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). 1 killed, 34 injured in tanker truck fire in Afghanistan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — One person died and 34 were injured in a tanker truck fire in the high-attitude Salang Tunnel in the Afghan province of Parwan, provincial security chief Azizullah Omar said on Sunday.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). 2022 WC final: Defending champion vs. the albicelestes. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — The football world is waiting to see if either France, defending champion, or Argentina, the albicelestes, will bring the 2022 World Cup trophy home.

Staff (2022-12-18). Cuba: Alerta ante amenaza de influenza aviar por aves migratorias. cubadebate.cu La Influenza Aviar no está presente en Cuba, pero considerando su comportamiento y el riesgo de introducción, básicamente a través de las aves migratorias, que están en su periodo de migración, el Centro Nacional de Sanidad Animal recomienda a profesionales, técnicos, criadores y población en general acciones que pudieran mitigar el impacto de la enfermedad.

F. William Engdahl (2022-12-18). Europe's Energy Armageddon from Berlin and Brussels, Not Moscow. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2022-12-18). La imagen del día: Selfie. cubadebate.cu Los forasteros llegan en el crucero a admirar la ciudad que es la llave del Golfo. Una ciudad que se mueve, palpita y comienza a tener aires de festejos de un año que termina, pese a los muchos avatarez y la dureza de los tiempos. La alegría de ser y de soñar puede quedar en una foto en el celular. °Venga la esperanza!

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). FM Amir-Abdollahian to pay visit to Jordan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian is scheduled to pay a visit to Jordan's capital on Monday.

Andreas Wailzer (2022-12-18). World Health Organization Publishes Video Calling COVID Jab Skeptics a 'Major Killing Force'. globalresearch.ca

Editor (2022-12-18). For Many Workers, the Holiday Season Is the Most Exploitative Time of the Year. scheerpost.com

teleSUR, JCM (2022-12-18). Rusia afirma que sanciones de la UE agravan a la propia unión. telesurtv.net "Está claro para todos que el objetivo de la Unión Europea es presionar a Estados soberanos, y los medios para conseguirlo son ilegítimos", señaló la misión permanente de Rusia ante el bloque.

Common Dreams staff (2022-12-18). Trump Unleashes Deranged Rant as Jan. 6 Panel Plans to Recommend Criminal Charges. commondreams.org One watchdog said there is "exceedingly strong" evidence behind the House January 6 committee's proposed criminal charges against the former president.

Staff (2022-12-18). Federación Estudiantil Universitaria inicia actividades de su X Congreso. cubadebate.cu La intensa agenda del congreso arrancó tras el desfile de las delegaciones que representan a todas las provincias y el municipio especial Isla de la Juventud, actividad que contó con la presencia de la miembro del Consejo de Estado y rectora de la UH, Miriam Nicado; y de la presidenta de la FEU, Karla Santa.

Staff (2022-12-18). Pepe Ramírez: el guajiro que se le escapó al diablo. cubadebate.cu Este 18 de diciembre cumpliría 100 años el líder campesino José (Pepe) Ramírez Cruz, quien dedicó toda su existencia a la lucha revolucionaria en favor del campesinado cubano, bajo una lealtad a toda prueba a Fidel, Raúl y al Partido Comunista de Cuba.Una vida tan ejemplar merece ser contada, para conocimiento de las nuevas generaciones, ante el paso del tiempo y los peligros de la desmemoria.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). ISIL terrorists attack on E Syria leaves 5 killed, injured. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — According to media sources, a terrorist attack by ISIL forces in eastern Syria left one dead and four wounded.

teleSUR, odr, JGN (2022-12-18). Alerta ante la pérdida de un 10 por ciento de la biodiversidad. telesurtv.net La investigación afirma que la pérdida de plantas y animales es inevitable, y en el 2100 la extinción de biodiversidad podría llegar a ser de un 27 por ciento.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). 3 dead, 17 injured by freak wave in South Africa. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — At least three people died and over a dozen others were injured after a wave swept them into the sea in the South African coastal city of Durban, South African media report.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Iran gas output from South Pars hits 0.7bcm/d. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — The CEO of Pars Oil and Gas Company (POGC) said the daily gas production from the South Pars joint gas field has reached 700 million cubic meters.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). US base in eastern Syria comes under rocket attack. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — The US military base in the Deir ez-Zor province of Syria has been targeted with rocket attacks.

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