2022-12-22: News Headlines

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Anonymous103 (2022-12-22). Military Situation In Eastern Ukraine On December 22, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org Clashes between the Russian Army and the AFU continue in Bakhmut; | Clashes between the Russian Army and the AFU continue in Soledar; | Clashes between the Russian Army and the AFU continue near Debrova; | Up to 20 Ukrainian servicemen, 2 armoured vehicles and 3 pickup trucks were eliminated by Russian artillery attacks on Krasniy-Lima front, according to the Russian MOD; | Up to Ukrainian servicemen, 2 tank, 3 infantry vehicles and 5 vehicles were destroyed b…

Anonymous103 (2022-12-22). What I've Seen Of Ukraine's War Crimes Against Civilians In The Donbass Over The Past Few Months Eva Barlett. southfront.org Eva Bartlett is an independent journalist with extensive experience in Syria and in the Gaza Strip, where she lived a…

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

Anonymous103 (2022-12-22). Peru: As Protests Continue Death Toll Mounts. southfront.org Click to see full-size imagePeru: As Protests Intensify and Death Toll Mounts, US 'Meddles', Mexican Ambassador Expelled for 'Meddling', Unconfirmed Reports Claim That Some Military Units Decide to Join the People Rather Than Serve Corrupt Politicians and Oligarchs | Written by Daniel Edgar exclusively for South Front | As the latest political crisis in Peru enters its second week, protests have spread throughout the country and the death toll continues to rise following a harsh police/ military crackdown against the socia…

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

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

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

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

Anonymous103 (2022-12-22). Military Situation In Ukraine On December 22, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org Russia struck the AFU positions near Zaporozhye with high-precision missiles; | Russia struck the AFU positions near Kherson with high-precision missiles; | Russia struck the AFU positions near Gulyaipole with high-precision missiles; | Russia struck the AFU positions near Ochakov with high-precision missiles; | Clashes between the Russian Army and the AFU continue near Kupyansk; | Clashes between the Russian Army and the AFU continue near Novosyolovskoye; | Clashes bet…

Anonymous103 (2022-12-22). America's 2022 Allocations to Ukraine Total $112 Billion. southfront.org

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

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

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

Anonymous669 (2022-12-22). In Video: Russian Laser-Guided Artillery Round Wipes Out Ukrainian Rocket Launcher. southfront.org The Russian military continues to use 2K25 Krasnopol guided artillery rounds to hit Ukrainian military targets behind the frontline with high-precision. | On December 21, Russian sources shared a video documenting a recent Krasnopol strike on a Ukrainian multiple rocket launcher (MRL) of an unknown type. | The Krasnopol, which is guided by a semi-active laser, can be fired by most 152 mm or 155 mm artillery guns. The round has a range of 20 to 30 kilometer. It is armed with a high-explosive warhead that…

Anonymous669 (2022-12-22). Ukraine Loses More Radars To Russian Lancet Drone Strikes (Video). southfront.org Lancet-3, screen grab from Russia-24 report. | On December 22, a video documenting two recent Russian strikes with Lancet loitering munitions on Ukrainian radar systems surfaced online. | The first strike targeted a P-18 radar system. The P-18 is a 2D VHF early warning radar with a maximum range of 2 kilometers. It was developed in the Soviet Union. | The second strike hit a 36D6 radar system while it was on the move. The 36D6, which was also developed in the Soviet Union, is a 3D E/F Band surveillan…

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

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

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

Anonymous765 (2022-12-22). Putin Elucidates Russian Defense Policy. southfront.org |

Anonymous103 (2022-12-22). Military Situation In Syria On December 22, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org On December 22, the Russian Ministry of Defense recorded no hostilities and ceasefire violations in the Idlib region in the past 24 hours; | On December 22, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in Safuhin; | On December 22, Turkish artillery shelled SDF positions near Tal Tamar; | On December 22, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in Kansafra; | 13 countries have repatriated 515 nationals of ISIS families from camps in northea…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Anonymous669 (2022-12-22). Recent Israeli Attack On Syria Targeted Hezbollah Drone Unit, Iranian Headquarter — Report. southfront.org The recent Israeli attack on Syria targeted a drone unit of Lebanon's Hezbollah and a headquarters of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, the Al Arabiya TV reported on December 22, citing sources with knowledge on the matter. | The Saudi-owned news channel said that the attack, which took place on

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

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

Anonymous103 (2022-12-22). Military Situation In Iraq On December 22, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-12-22). Canada is Still Preventing Charities from Bringing Aid to Afghanistan. libya360.wordpress.com Owen Schalk Afghan refugees near the Pakistan border. Photo courtesy One Free World International. A staggering 95% of Afghans are not getting enough to eat As Afghanistan struggles to manage the manifold social and economic crises resulting from decades of war and subsequent Western sanctions, the Canadian government is still preventing charities from delivering much-needed…

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

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

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

Anonymous103 (2022-12-22). Far-Right Judges Who Attacked Catalonia, Now Go Against The Spanish Government. southfront.org Written by Jordi OriolaFolch | Spain has always refused to negotiate with the Catalans over a referendum on self-determination. And, when in 2017 this peaceful social movement self-organised a referendum, the Spanish state again denied the political debate and sought to criminalise the movement through the judiciary. Spain wanted to defeat Catalan independence at any cost, and gave the judges a free hand: they imprisoned politicians and activists, dismissed two pres…

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

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

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

It's Going Down (2022-12-22). Report From Blockade of Governor Ducey's Shipping Container Wall. itsgoingdown.org On this episode of the It's Going Down podcast, we present a special on the ground conversation with a group of folks on the border of the so-called United States and Mexico in southern Arizona. In the last few weeks, a motley crew of local residents, anarchists, progressives, and environmentalists have converged and set up a protest camp,…

Nazz Aboutabl (2022-12-22). People's Action Celebrates Passage of the Mainstreaming Addiction Treatment Act. peoplesaction.org WASHINGTON, D.C. — People's Action is proud to end the year with a victory that will help turn the tide on the overdose crisis and bring much needed help to people struggling with addiction. The Mainstreaming Addiction Treatment (MAT) Act is included in the FY2023 Omnibus Appropriations bill that the Senate passed today. The Omnibus …

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

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

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

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

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

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

Anonymous669 (2022-12-22). HTS Militants Raid Two Syrian Army Positions In Southern Idlib, Kill Or Wound 15 Soldiers (Photos). southfront.org On December 22, militants of al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), the de-facto ruler of the northwestern Syrian region of Greater…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Silicon Valley Interreligious Council (2022-12-22). Wednesday 12/21: Ninth Annual Homeless Person's Interfaith Memorial Service in San Jose. indybay.org Plaza of SCC Gov. building | 70 W. Hedding Street | San Jose, CA 95110…

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

Franz Hinkelammert, Sebastian Pittl (2022-12-22). Critique of Religion and Market Religion and Post-colonialism. indybay.org Critique of religion as critique of fetishism is a critique of earthly gods, which are false gods. "Man is the highest being for man." Marx develops it further in other words and formulates his idea of the liberation of man in the Communist Manifesto. There he says: "In place of the old bourgeois society with its classes and class antagonisms comes…the free development of all. "

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

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

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

Dan Bacher (2022-12-22). After spending $20 M, oil industry gathers enough signatures for initiative against setbacks law. indybay.org If the Secretary of State formally qualifies the oil industry's petition, the issue of neighborhood drilling in California will go before voters on the 2024 ballot.

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

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

Kathryn Shihadah (2022-12-22). Unholy Days and Nights in Bethlehem. indybay.org On December 3rd, amid joyous celebration, the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony took place in Manger Square in Bethlehem, Palestine. In just a few more days, Bethlehem will commemorate the day of Jesus' birth right in the very town where it happened. It is a holy, magical time of year for residents and visitors. We may picture a sleepy, picturesque town surrounded by hills, dotted with sheep, but the reality in the city of Bethlehem and its environs (the Bethlehem Governate) is much different.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2022-12-22). 2022 California State Capitol Kwanzaa in the wake of the 2022 US-Africa Summit. indybay.org Dr. Karenga utilized struggle creating Kwanzaa. He and the US Organization continues to rectify the cultural and economic exploitation perpetrated against us during the months of October, November, and December (the Christmas season) as we prepare for a New Year.

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

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

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

Brenda Norrell (2022-12-22). Quechan battle lithium mining at Salton Sea, songs carry sacred origins. indybay.org Quechan Elder Preston Arrow-weed led the battle against gold ming here on Quechan sacred land, and now battles a new monster, lithium mining, driven by corporate greenwashing for electric vehicles.

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

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

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

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

Animal Liberation Press Office (2022-12-22). 4000 More Captive Mink Find Freedom in Michigan, Farm Sabotaged. indybay.org In an anonymous communique received by the North American Animal Liberation Press Office, activists have claimed responsibility for the liberation of 4000 captive mink from Scholten Farm in Wayland, Michigan (260 139th Avenue). This is the fourth liberation from an American fur farm in the last 2 months. Extensive damage to ten farm vehicles, the water supply and killing devices were also claimed.

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

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

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

WNBR-SF (2022-12-22). Sunday 1/1: New Years Day 2023 World Naked Bike Ride and Polar Plunge. indybay.org Meet on the Great Highway at the Taraval Street crossing…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Anonymous669 (2022-12-22). Casualties Reported After Rocket Attack On Turkish Base In Northern Syria (Photos). southfront.org FILE PHOTO: Turkish soldiers seen at the border town of Akcakale © Reuters / Murad Sezer | On December 22, an indirect fire attack targeted a Turkish military base near the town of Dabiq in the northern countryside of Syria's Aleppo. | The base was hit by a salvo of rockets that was reportedly launched from a nearby pocket jointly held by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and Syrian government forces. Syrian activists said that the rocket attack resulted in Turkish casualties. However, this is yet to be confirmed…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

teleSUR- hvh, JCM (2022-12-21). Gobierno de México confirma asilo a familia de Pedro Castillo. telesurtv.net Ebrard señaló que el asilo "se les concedió porque están en territorio mexicano, es decir, están en nuestra Embajada".

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-12-21). Why Peruvians Are in the Streets for Castillo. libya360.wordpress.com The Grayzone speaks to Anahi Durand, the former Minister of Women and Vulnerable People in the government of Peru's ex-President Pedro Castillo, a schoolteacher and union leader-turned-politician was removed from power by parliament, placed in detention and replaced with an unelected figure. With Castillo charged with "rebellion and conspiracy," masses of Peruvians have taken to…

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

teleSUR- hvh, JCM (2022-12-21). Congreso aprueba reconsiderar comicios anticipados en Perú. telesurtv.net El pleno del Congreso continúa con el debate del dictamen de adelanto de elecciones y recorte del mandato presidencial y parlamentario.

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

teleSUR, hvh, JCM (2022-12-21). Más del 85 por ciento de los peruanos pide comicios anticipados. telesurtv.net El 62 por ciento estima que antes de las elecciones deben llevarse a cabo determinadas reformas políticas y electorales.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Medea Benjamin (2022-12-21). Ten Surprisingly Good Things that Happened in 2022. dissidentvoice.org Brazil's President-elect Lula with indigenous activists at COP27 — Photo: COP27 Press Pool With wars raging in Ukraine, Yemen, Somalia and elsewhere, Roe v. Wade overturned and our resources being wasted on militarism instead of addressing the climate crisis, it can be hard to remember the hard-won progress being made. As we end a difficult …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

____ (2022-12-21). China-Myanmar border port optimizes pandemic control measures. ecns.cn Ruili, China's border port with Myanmar, optimized pandemic prevention and control measures for Nongdao Passage and Leiyun Passage on Wednesday, according to the latest notice published by the local municipal government.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

teleSUR, JCM (2022-12-21). Pakistán asalta un centro policial tomado por el Talibán. telesurtv.net Fuerzas especiales de Pakistán allanaron un centro antiterrorista en un distrito remoto del noroeste, matando a los 33 combatientes talibanes paquistaníes.

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

teleSUR, DRL (2022-12-21). Chile reinstaura el sufragio obligatorio para procesos electorales. telesurtv.net Ocurre luego de 10 años de voto voluntario y tras la derrota del proyecto constitucional el pasado mes de septiembre.

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

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

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

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

Anonymous Contributor (2022-12-21). Proud Boys No Shows as Aurora, Illinois Community Mobilizes in Opposition. itsgoingdown.org Report back from community mobilization against the Proud Boys in Aurora, Illinois. Originally posted to 1312 United Against Fascism. Community defense networks in Aurora, Illinois brought out + antifascist activists and community members to stand up against threats of intimidation from the Northern Illinois Chapter (NIC) of the Proud Boys, who threatened to protest a…

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

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

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

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

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

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

Editor (2022-12-21). Patrick Lawrence: Between Myth and History. scheerpost.com By Patrick Lawrence / Original to ScheerPost Patrick Lawrence delivered the following remarks, based on his book Time No Longer: Americans After the American Century, before the Committee for the Republic in Washington on December 15. The Committee is a nonpartisan group founded in 2003 that advocates a restoration of the U.S. Constitution, notably the …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

teleSUR, DRL (2022-12-21). Lula y Putin dialogan sobre colaboración entre Brasil y Rusia. telesurtv.net La investidura de Lula está prevista para el 1 de enero de 2023 y Brasil forma parte junto a Rusia del grupo BRICS.

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

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

Staff (2022-12-21). Tasas vigentes en el mercado cambiario cubano este miércoles 21 de diciembre. cubadebate.cu Con el objetivo de mantener informados a sus lectores, Cubadebate comparte las tasas de cambio para diferentes divisas extranjeras vigentes este miércoles 21 de diciembre en el mercado cambiario del país.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-12-21). Saab Oral Argument Focuses on Legitimacy of Maduro Government. libya360.wordpress.com Dan Kovalik On December 12 to 13, 2022, an evidentiary hearing in the case of The United States v. Alex Saab was heard before Judge Robert Scola in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. In "Saab Hearing Proves He Deserves Diplomatic Immunity, Exposes Prosecution's Duplicity", I summarize the key facts presented by Alex…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

_____ (2022-12-21). Two Speeches Two Worldviews. journal-neo.org On March 5th, 1946, Winston Churchill delivered his famous Sinews of Peace speech in Fulton Missouri in which he famously claimed that, "an Iron Curtain has descended across Europe." The essential purpose of the speech, a speech clearly approved in advance, and probably partly written by the staff of US President Harry Truman, was to …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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