Daily Archives: March 12, 2022

2022-03-12: News Headlines

sputniknews (2022-03-12). UK Drivers May Face 'Unbelievably High Prices on Forecourts'. sputniknews.com Last Sunday, oil prices jumped to $130 a barrel, reaching their highest level in 14 years, amid reports of the US planning a ban on energy imports from Russia. Shortly thereafter, the ban was announced by President Joe Biden, as part of America's new "severe" anti-Russian sanctions over Moscow's ongoing special military operation in Ukraine.

sputniknews (2022-03-12). Bill Clinton Reportedly Gifted and Signed His Memoir to Sex Trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell. sputniknews.com The Democrat has been getting negative publicity since 2019 following reports that he hung out with Jeffrey Epstein and travelled on his private jet, where the convicted sex offender reportedly abused dozens of young women and girls. Clinton has distanced himself from the financier, but he is yet to comment on relations with Epstein's accomplice.

sputniknews (2022-03-12). US Independent Agency Calls on White House to Get Russia Expelled From Interpol, Reports Say. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – A US independent government agency, the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, sent a letter to the Biden administration encouraging it to get Russia expelled from the International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol) due to the country's special military operation in Ukraine, CNN reported on Saturday.

Staff (2022-03-12). US allows 'certain transactions' in LNR & DNR. rt.com The Treasury Department permitted non-governmental US actors to do humanitarian work in the Donbass | The US Treasury Department has authorized non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to conduct humanitarian work, including "democracy building," in the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) and Lugansk People's Republic (LPR) — which were recognized by Moscow as independent states last month. | In a

Answer Coalition (2022-03-12). The Untold History of NATO and Case for Its Abolition. answercoalition.org —Originally premiered on Feb 2, 2022— | NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, is moving ever closer to Russia's border. Russia views this as an existential threat — and a historic betrayal of key guarantees it was given by the west as the Soviet Union disintegrated. As Biden sends thousands of additional troops to Eastern Europe, the threat of war grows by the day. | ANSWER Coalition National Director, Brian Becker, is joined by Eugene Puryear, author and activist, host of the BreakThrough News podcast The Punch Out, and co-host of the BT live video show The Freedom Side.

WSWS (2022-03-12). More stonewalling by the White House and US media about the Ukrainian biolabs. wsws.org Following a report at the UN Security Council by Russia regarding alleged US military biological warfare facilities in Ukraine, the Biden administration has enlisted major corporate news outlets to block any investigation into the claims.

Michelle Begue (2022-03-12). Colombian President meets with Biden. america.cgtn.com Colombian President Ivan Duque met with U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday at the White House. They discussed a range of issues including Venezuela, migration, the COVID-19 pandemic and economic recovery in the region. The meeting also comes at a time of heightened concern over …

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-03-12). Early presidential polls kick off in Turkmenistan. en.mehrnews.com The early presidential elections kicked off in Turkmenistan on Saturday.

Farrokh Habibzadeh (2022-03-12). [Correspondence] Disparity in the selection of patients in clinical trials. thelancet.com Evidence-based medicine is the universally accepted cutting-edge standard of care. The framework heavily relies on protocols typically derived from the systematic reviews of randomised clinical trials (RCTs), the gold standard of research in biomedical sciences. However, the results obtained from RCTs might not be applicable to real-world populations if the study sample was not representative of real populations of patients.

Shane Quinn (2022-03-12). The Alarming Rise of Ukraine's Neo-Nazi MPs Since the 2014 "Pro-democracy Revolution" globalresearch.ca Over elapsing time from the February 2014 US-instituted "pro-democracy revolution", an ever expanding group of neo-Nazis has been elected to office in the Ukrainian parliament. Over the past five years of what the Washington Post calls "fledgling democracy"

WSWS (2022-03-12). Senate passes biggest-ever US military budget with unanimous Democratic support. wsws.org With remarkable speed, the Democratic-controlled Congress passed the $1.5 trillion budget bill, with more than half of the total going to the Pentagon, $13.6 billion to the Ukrainian military, and nothing to fight the COVID pandemic.

Rev. Rhonda Thomas (2022-03-11). The Fight Against Voter Suppression. zcomm.org There is a wave of efforts to prevent voters of color from going to the polls, but I believe we can win if we continue to fight back…

Dave DeCamp (2022-03-11). President Biden Blames Inflation on 'Putin's Price Hike'. news.antiwar.com On Thursday, President Biden released a statement on the Labor Department's consumer price index for February, which found consumer prices rose 0.8% in February and increased by 7.9% over the past 12 months, putting inflation at a fresh 40-year high. In his statement, Biden blamed the increase in inflation on Russian President Vladimir Putin. "Today's …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2022-03-11). Nuclear War is "On the Table". Build Awareness. Say No to Joe Biden's $1.2 Trillion Nuclear Weapons Program! globalresearch.ca Will the US launch "Mini-nukes" against Iran in Retaliation for Tehran's "Non-compliance"?

Adriaan Alsema (2022-03-11). Ukraine war dominates top level US-Colombia meeting. colombiareports.com Russia's war against Ukraine dominated the first meeting of Colombia's President Ivan Duque with his American counterpart, US President Joe Biden. During the public part of the meeting, Biden told…

Staff (2022-03-11). Joe Biden anuncia nuevas medidas punitivas contra Rusia. cubadebate.cu El presidente de Estados Unidos, Joe Biden, anunció nuevas medidas contra Rusia en respuesta a su operación militar especial en Ucrania. De acuerdo a sus palabras, EE.UU., la Unión Europea y los países miembros del G7 tienen la intención de retirarse de las relaciones comerciales normales con Moscú.

translation (2022-03-11). Biden Maduro Rapprochement ? indybay.org "It has been a respectful, cordial and diplomatic meeting. There were the flags of the United States and Venezuela, the flags united looked pretty," Maduro said in an address. A phrase unthinkable until a few days ago. The rapprochement, which raised the possibility of reactivating Venezuela's oil exports to the US, has received multiple negative reactions.

Steven Rosenfeld (2022-03-11). Mailed ballots boosted 2020's turnout—will it work in 2022? nationofchange.org New research on the 2020 election confirms that mailed-out ballots boost turnout—especially when there are no bureaucratic hurdles for voters.

WSWS (2022-03-11). SEP (Australia) deregistered under anti-democratic electoral laws. wsws.org Despite this blatant political censorship, the SEP will stand candidates in the federal election, if and when it is called, and conduct the broadest possible campaign for a genuine socialist alternative.

Jim Spellman (2022-03-11). Midterm primaries begin in U.S. as voting rights tug of war continues. america.cgtn.com Voting laws are a major issue in the U.S. with confidence in the electoral system at an all-time low. Midterm elections are around the corner, and this year is make or break for Democrats and Republicans. Find out more.

Igor Derysh (2022-03-11). Trump Is Asking His Fans to Pay for New "Trump Force One" Plane. truthout.org Donald Trump's PAC sent a fundraising email touting the construction of a new private jet, dubbed "Trump Force One," hours after Trump's plane was forced to make an emergency landing over the weekend, according to A plane carrying Trump made an unscheduled landing last Saturday, while the former president was returning from a Republican National Committee donor event in New O…

_____ (2022-03-11). National Single Payer Summit, Fri. March 11 — Sun. March 13. popularresistance.org On Friday starting at 6pm EST, experts will be breaking down the overcomplicated system we have now. Saturday's stream kicks off at 12pm EST by exploring the shortcomings of healthcare in America. Sunday's inspiring finale at 12pm EST will cover the path to a national single-payer system. Peppered throughout the panel discussions will be calls to action, exciting announcements, cameos from well-known Medicare For All supporters and live music from some of our friends.

Sharon Zhang (2022-03-11). Democrats Unveil Bill to Tax Big Oil's Profits and Send Checks to the Public. truthout.org Democrats introduced a bicameral bill on Thursday that would levy a tax on oil and gas companies and redistribute the money back to the public, who are The Big Oil Windfall Profits Act, introduced by Rep. Ro Khanna (D-California) and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-Rhode Island), would levy a tax on each barrel produced or imported by large oil companies. | Barrels would be su…

WSWS (2022-03-11). Amid warnings of world war, demands grow in Washington for escalation against Russia. wsws.org Despite warnings from the White House that an escalation of US involvement in the Ukraine-Russia war could rapidly trigger a third world war, there are growing calls from within both the Democratic and Republican parties for a more aggressive US military intervention.

WSWS (2022-03-11). Democratic Socialists of America-backed candidates line up behind war drive, denounce DSA. wsws.org All the claims of the DSA that the Democratic Party can be reformed through a pressure campaign are exposed in the entire course of events around the war drive against Russia.

WSWS (2022-03-11). Striking Minneapolis teachers denounce increased military funding while schools starve: "War fills the capitalists' coffers" wsws.org The Minneapolis Federation of Teachers has already dropped its call for a 20 percent raise in the first year of the contract, bowing before the Democratic Party's demands for austerity as the war drive accelerates.

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-03-11). Facebook Executive Sandberg Blasted For Claiming 2 Women-Led Countries Would Never Go to War. moguldom.com Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook (now known as Meta), is receiving criticism for not knowing her history after she said women-led countries would never go to war. "No two countries run by women would ever go to war," Sandberg told CNBC anchor Hadley Gamble during a fireside chat on International Women's Day, …

Tes Welborn (2022-03-11). Thursday 3/10: Redistricting – It's Important! indybay.org This will be an online meeting. Here are the instructions for joining: To join the meeting, click on this link: | zoom.us/j/97001985280?pwd=Nkx2UVFPSTRVWGVXUVZEbFRkb0xwQT09 | Or, with the Zoom app: | Meeting ID: 970 0198 5280 | Passcode: 333544 | Zoom also provided these telephone numbers. These are not toll-free numbers. Check with your phone company before you incur charges: | The closest dial-in number is: | +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) | Meeting ID: 970 0198 5280 | Passcode: 333544…

_____ (2022-03-11). Waiting for DPRK's New Satellite. journal-neo.org While January 2022 saw a record number of missile launches by the DPRK in a calendar month, late February and early March 2022 marked the beginning of a new series. On February 27, the DPRK launched an unspecified ballistic missile from Sunan Airport near Pyongyang towards the Sea of Japan. According to a statement by the ROK …

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