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2022-08-09: News Headlines

Dave DeCamp (2022-08-09). Biden Says He's 'Proud' of US Support for Israel After Gaza Bombardment Kills 45, Including 16 Children. news.antiwar.com President Biden The bombing campaign started on Friday when Israel targeted a leader of the Palestinian group Islamic Jihad in Gaza. The initial strike killed an Islamic J…

____ (2022-08-08). Biden authorizes largest weapons assistance to Ukraine. ecns.cn The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden announced Monday that the United States will provide Ukraine with 1 billion U.S. dollars worth of additional security assistance, the largest one-time weapons package since the beginning of the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

Fight Back (2022-08-09). Tampa community protests for rent control amidst housing crisis. fightbacknews.org Tampa, FL – On August 7, Tampa organizers rallied at city hall to demand rent control be on the ballot for the upcoming November city election. The emergency protest was called after the city council voted on August 4 against putting the rent control demand on the ballot. | Rent in Tampa has been rising rapidly, with rents being 38% higher than January 2021. Since March 15, there have been 31,357 evictions filed in Tampa as many can't keep up with the rising rent rates. The city council voted six to one on July 28 to declare a housing state of emergency, and the vote against rent control being on the ballot came…

WSWS (2022-08-09). Biden administration approves $1 billion military aid package for Ukraine, the largest yet. wsws.org The latest US weapons delivery announcement comes after Amnesty International and the United Nations have confirmed that the Ukrainian military is using tactics that serve to drive up civilian casualties.

TeleSUR (2022-08-09). Kenya's General Elections Started Smoothly. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, millions of Kenyan citizens cast their ballots at about 46,229 polling stations across the country to elect their fifth president as well as members of the National Assembly, senators, and county governors. | RELATED: | William Ruto, Kenya's sitting deputy president and a presidential candidate under the Kenya Kwanza (Kenya First) Alliance, cast his ballot at 6 a.m. local time at a primary school located in his ancestral Sugoi villag…

WSWS (2022-08-09). FBI raids Trump estate at Mar-a-Lago. wsws.org Some 30 agents executed a search based on a judicial warrant, alleging that they were seeking evidence of a crime—apparently linked to the cover-up of the January 6 attack on the Capitol.

Matt Kennard (2022-08-09). The Unbroken: Evo Morales. indybay.org Recent events give hope for a resurgence of the left on the continent. Morales points to recent electoral victories in Peru, Chile, Colombia, as well as Lula's soon expected return to the Brazilian presidency. "These times are coming again," he says. "We have to work to consolidate these democratic revolutions, for the benefit of humanity. I have a lot of hope."

Staff (2022-08-09). Lo que se sabe del allanamiento de la mansión de Donald Trump por el FBI. cubadebate.cu Los Archivos Nacionales y Administración de Documentos de EE.UU. descubrieron en enero que, al final de su mandato, Donald Trump se había llevado a su casa en el complejo de Mar-a-Lago, 15 cajas de la Casa Blanca que contenían documentos gubernamentales, con información clasificada de seguridad nacional.

____ (2022-08-09). U.S. seeks regime change in Middle East, violates human rights: report. ecns.cn The United States has coercively promoted American values in the Middle East, pushing for regime change, forcibly transplanting "American democracy," and infringing upon others' sovereignty and human rights.

Staff (2022-08-09). FBI search Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home in Florida. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 09 (MNA) — Ex-US President Donald Trump has said his Florida home was "raided" by the FBI, and that agents broke open a safe.

____ (2022-08-08). One-China principle clearly violated by trip. ecns.cn It's natural for China to feel angry and oppose the recent visit to Taiwan by United States House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, because the trip openly violates the one-China principle and challenges China's territorial integrity and sovereignty.

Staff (2022-08-09). Trump denuncia que agentes del FBI allanaron su residencia en Florida. cubadebate.cu Mar-a-Lago, la mansión que el expresidente estadounidense Donald Trump posee en Palm Beach, en el sureste de Florida, fue allanada este lunes por el FBI, según anunció el propio Trump en su sitio web, quien agregó que los agentes abrieron una caja fuerte. Las acciones representan una escalada en el escrutinio policial sobre Trump.

WSWS (2022-08-09). In wake of Pelosi visit, US-China military standoff continues. wsws.org The American nuclear aircraft carrier the USS Ronald Reagan and its strike group have been ordered to remain in waters near Taiwan, as the Chinese military yesterday announced ongoing military drills.

WSWS (2022-08-09). Michigan attorney general requests criminal charges against multiple Republican politicians, far-right sheriff for tampering with voting machines. wsws.org Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel sent a petition requesting a special prosecutor criminally investigate Republican attorney general candidate Matthew DePerno, among others, for engaging in a "conspiracy" to break into voting machines.

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-08-09). Monkeypox has been declared a public health emergency in the US: What's that mean? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Biden administration has declared monkeypox a public health emergency. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there have been over 6,600 confirmed monkeypox cases in the U.S., with all but two states, Montana and Wyoming, reporting at least one. Dr. Richard Kennedy, co-director of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group, explains what the declaration means. "The declaration allows more flexibility to the United States Department of Health and Human Services and the…

Brett Wilkins (2022-08-09). Sanders Crafts Amendment to Close 'Holes' in Medicare That 'Are Harming Seniors'. zcomm.org "Adding dental, vision, and hearing benefits to Medicare is supported by 84% of the American people"

____ (2022-08-08). Ministry dismisses West's accusations over tensions. ecns.cn China will continue to lodge stern representations with the United States over US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan, urging Washington to refrain from conniving with and supporting "Taiwan independence" forces and to stop playing the "Taiwan card" to contain China.

Kim Lane Scheppele (2022-08-09). Viktor Orbán is Being Embraced by CPAC & American Right. zcomm.org American conservatives look to populist leaders turned autocrats in foreign countries for strategies to undermine the constitutional democratic process and consolidate power…

____ (2022-08-09). Poyang Lake enters dry season at earliest recorded date. ecns.cn China's largest freshwater lake, Poyang Lake, entered dry season on Saturday, the earliest date since records started in 1951, according to the local hydrological monitoring center.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-08). Will Al Shabaab Become America's Next Proxy in its Hybrid War of Terror on Ethiopia? libya360.wordpress.com Andrew Korybko The pieces are in place for the US to employ Al Shabaab as proxies for continuing its Hybrid War of Terror on Ethiopia if American strategists decide to do so following the failure of their TPLF puppets to overthrow their target's democratically elected government or "Bosnify" its administrative borders. The Western-led TPLF-driven Hybrid War of…

Alan MacLeod (2022-08-08). Most of the "Fact-checking" Organizations Facebook Uses in Ukraine Are Directly Funded by Washington. orinocotribune.com By Alan Mcleod — Aug 2, 2022 | Most of the fact-checking organizations Facebook has partnered with to monitor and regulate information about Ukraine are directly funded by the US government, either through the US Embassy or via the notorious National Endowment for Democracy (NED). | In light of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, an information war as bitter as the ground fighting has erupted, and Meta (Facebook's official name) announced it had

TeleSUR (2022-08-08). Kenya Gears Up for General Election on Tuesday. telesurenglish.net Some 22.1 million Kenyans will vote on Aug. 9 to elect, among others, the country's fifth president, members of the National Assembly, senators, and county governors, according to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC). | RELATED: | The polling stations across the country will be opened at 6 a.m., local time, Tuesday, and close at 6 p.m. with voting being extended in areas that will not have fin…

Anonymous103 (2022-08-08). Anti-NATO Protest Held In Dublin, Ireland. southfront.org Written by Gavin O'Reilly | On Saturday the 6th of August, members of Ireland's Russian community held a protest in Dublin against the current trajectory that the 26 County State appears to be taking in regards to joining NATO. | Supported by Irish Republican groups, Republican Sinn Féin and the Irish Republican Socialist Party, the demonstration took place on O'Connell Street, Dublin's main thoroughfare, facing the General Post Office — the historic site where the Irish Republic…

H. Scott Prosterman (2022-08-08). How AIPAC went from Lobbying for Israel to quashing Progressives and backing Jan. 6 Insurgents. juancole.com Oakland, Ca. (Special to Informed Comment) &#1 ; The American-Israel Public Affairs Committee's (AIPAC) zealous financial backing of many of the 137 House Reps and Senators who voted to overturn the 2020 Election is a bad sign for American democracy. In a better ordered world, these members of Congress would all be expelled for sedition. While …

Ann Brown (2022-08-08). U.S. Government: Warren Buffett's Mortgage Company Discriminated Against Black Homebuyers. moguldom.com According to the Department of Justice, billionaire Warren Buffett's mortgage company discriminated against Black homebuyers. Pennsylvania-based Berkshire Hathaway and Trident Mortgage Co., a division of Berkshire's HomeServices of America, have now reached an agreement with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to set aside $20 million to make loans in underserved neighborhoods as part of …

WSWS (2022-08-08). US Senate targets Social Security and Medicare. wsws.org America's billionaires are demanding that entitlement spending be pillaged to make the oligarchy richer and to fund America's new "forever wars."

TeleSUR (2022-08-08). US Senate Passes Democratic Bill on Tax Policy, Health Care. telesurenglish.net U.S. Senate on Sunday approved the Democratic spending bill on tax policy, health care and climate change, which is scaled down from what President Joe Biden and many Democrats envisioned last year. | RELATED: | The so-called Inflation Reduction Act cleared the evenly-divided upper chamber by a vote of 51 to along party lines, with Vice President Kamala Harris presiding to break the tie. No Republicans support the bill, bu…

WSWS (2022-08-08). Senate passes Democrats' fraudulent climate and "tax fairness" bill. wsws.org The "Inflation Reduction Act of 2022" is a miserable climb-down from earlier versions of the Biden administration's domestic agenda, purged of any significant social measures, restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions or corporate tax hikes.

____ (2022-08-07). Divided U.S. Senate passes 'anti-inflation' bill. ecns.cn The U.S. Senate's passage on Sunday of the "Inflation Reduction Act of 2022" highlighted the division in the country's politics but also gave President Joe Biden a late-summer political victory.

WSWS (2022-08-08). Senate passes Democrats' fraudulent climate, anti-inflation and "tax fairness" bill. wsws.org The staged celebration by Senate Democrats reflected not the actual content of the bill—a miserable climb-down from earlier iterations of the Biden administration's domestic agenda, purged of any significant social measures, restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions or corporate tax hikes—but rather the desperation of the Democratic Party to register a legislative "win" in advance of the November midterm elections.

WSWS (2022-08-08). Reject all-party regime! No to IMF austerity! Fight to build Democratic and Socialist Congress of Workers and Rural Masses! wsws.org The SEP in Sri Lanka calls on workers and rural toilers to build their own independent action committees to fight for their rights in opposition to President Wickremesinghe's effort to consolidate the entire Colombo political establishment behind the ruling class agenda of austerity and repression.

Ed Rampell (2022-08-08). Pelosi Plays with Fire Like a Bull in a China Shop. covertactionmagazine.com Globetrotter's Gallivanting Galvanizes Totally Avoidable Firestorm How many Chinese fought in the Civil War? That is, the U.S. Civil War, 1861-1865? As Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi sticks her nose into the Taiwan Strait, this is an interesting and illuminating question to ponder. Second in line to the U.S. presidency, Pelosi's August …

Scott Ritter (2022-08-08). Sen. Chuck Schumer's War on Free Speech. Scott Ritter. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2022-08-08). Machinists' union cancels strike of Boeing defense workers at last minute, rams through sellout deal. wsws.org Given the impact a strike would have had on Washington's war plans, it is almost certain that Biden intervened behind the scenes to prevent a strike.

Global Research News (2022-08-08). Selected Articles: Winds of War in Eurasia. globalresearch.ca By House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's provocative visit to Taiwan is part of the U.S. escalation against China in what, in Pentagon geography, is referred to as the Indo-Pacific, i.e., …

WSWS (2022-08-08). Trump outlines police-state plans in fascist speech to Texas CPAC conference. wsws.org The openly fascist agenda espoused by Trump, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and Steve Bannon at the three-day conference amounts to a call for civil war against their political opponents and the working class.

_____ (2022-08-08). Anti-Russian Hysteria Used By FBI To Target Black Organizers. popularresistance.org On July 29, the FBI conducted a surprise raid on the homes and offices of leaders of the African People's Socialist Party and Uhuru Solidarity Movement (APSP-Uhuru) in Florida and Missouri under the pretext that they were co-conspirators in an indictment of a Russian national, Alexander Ionov. In the raid, documents and electronic devices were stolen. The raid was coordinated with the Biden Administration. Clearing the FOG speaks with Chairman Omali Yeshitela of the APSP – Uhuru about the raid and the broader implications of it for activists in the United States. This raid is connected to the anti-Russian narrati…

____ (2022-08-08). Nancy Pelosi, Taiwan and the Changing World Order. transcend.org 4 Aug 2022 – Right after US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi landed in Taipei on 2 Aug, I was asked by Russia Today to comment on that tension-increasing event. 15-min Video…

Donald Monaco (2022-08-08). Pelosi the Provocateur: Fracturing the One China Policy. globalresearch.ca

Dana Sanchez (2022-08-08). Peter Schiff: Although China Didn't Shoot Down Nancy Pelosi's Plane, They May Dump U.S. Treasury Debt. moguldom.com China, which promised to punish the U.S. for allowing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to visit Taiwan, made good on those promises Friday, imposing sanctions on the California congresswoman and canceling dialogue with the U.S. on climate change and military relations. China has said it can annex Taiwan by force if it wants to and it …

TeleSUR (2022-08-08). DR Congo Honors Victims of Deadly Anti-UN Protests in Goma. telesurenglish.net Authorities of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), accompanied by family members, on Friday buried the victims who died during the recent protests against the United Nations Stabilization Mission (MONUSCO) in Goma, capital of the northeastern North Kivu province. | RELATED: | A total of 13 bodies were buried in the main cemetery in Goma after a funeral ceremony organized by the military authorities of the pro…

____ (2022-08-08). Progressives on U.S.-China Policy and Nancy Pelosi's Taiwan Visit (PODCAST). transcend.org 3 Aug 2022 – Tobita Chow of 'Justice is Global' and Matt Duss, foreign policy adviser to Sen. Bernie Sanders, two leading progressive foreign policy voices, discuss the House speaker's decision to visit Taiwan.

____ (2022-08-08). The Ugly Americans: Donald, Joe, Nancy, and more. transcend.org 2 Aug 2022 – Dangerous Don, Joe, and Nancy are big believers in the US empire of global domination. US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi goes to Taiwan against China's wishes. The Ugly Americans believe they have a right to go anywhere in the world and do anything they want, including overthrowing governments, assassinating people, and taking other countries resources.

____ (2022-08-07). 'You are wrong', Chinese FM spokesperson posts 8 tweets in a row rebuking U.S. claims of China's 'overreaction' to Pelosi's Taiwan visit. ecns.cn Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying on Sunday posted eight tweets in a row on Twitter in a powerful rejection of U.S. claims of China "overreacting" to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's provocative trip to the island of Taiwan.

____ (2022-08-08). U.S. Senate passes Democratic bill on tax policy, health care. ecns.cn U.S. Senate on Sunday approved the Democratic spending bill on tax policy, health care and climate change, which is scaled down from what President Joe Biden and many Democrats envisioned last year.

WSWS (2022-08-08). Australia backs US provocations against China over Taiwan. wsws.org Australia joined with the US and Japan to issue a bellicose denunciation of China over the Taiwan crisis, which has been deliberately instigated by the Biden administration.

____ (2022-08-07). Political leaders, social organizations from multiple countries blast Pelosi's visit to China's Taiwan. ecns.cn Political leaders and heads of social organizations from many countries have criticized Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi's visit to China's Taiwan region.

____ (2022-08-08). China's countermeasures to Pelosi's Taiwan visit justified: military spokesperson. ecns.cn The countermeasures China took in response to Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi's visit to China's Taiwan region are justified and appropriate.

____ (2022-08-07). U.S. mistaken on Taiwan question in 3 aspects: Chinese FM. ecns.cn Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Sunday during his visit to Bangladesh that the United States is mistaken in three aspects regarding a reckless tour to China's Taiwan region by Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi.

Anonymous103 (2022-08-08). Pelosi Is A Beijing-Run Asset Who Enabled China's Naval Siege Of Taiwan. southfront.org Written by Yoichi Shimatsu | One of the questions related to Nancy Pelosi's long drawn-out flight from Anderson air base to Taipei's Taoyuan Airport is why didn't the People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLARF) dispatch its Sukhoi-30 or its top-of-line J-series fighter-jets to intercept her USA flight SPAR19 on a Boeing C-40C for a forced landing on Hainan Island, similar to the capture of a USN Aries surveillance plane on April Fools Day 2001? Or even easier, fire a DF antiaircraft missile fr…

____ (2022-08-07). Biden ends isolation after recovering from COVID-19 rebound case. ecns.cn U.S. President Joe Biden ended isolation on Sunday after recovering from a COVID-19 rebound case.

____ (2022-08-07). Pelosi's move 'reckless and irresponsible'. ecns.cn United States House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's provocative visit to Taiwan last week has undoubtedly heightened tensions in the China-US ties and cross-Straits relations, as Beijing hit back with strong countermeasures in response to her "reckless and irresponsible" move.

____ (2022-08-08). How a Missile in Kabul Connects to a Speaker in Taipei. transcend.org 3 Aug 2022 – Washington's hard power display of taking out Al-Qaeda's Al-Zawahiri will not be reciprocated by Beijing over Pelosi's provocative visit to Taiwan. It does however, definitively bury the decades-long era of cooperative US-Chinese relations.

____ (2022-08-08). More than 200 relics unearthed in Hubei. ecns.cn Photo shows a bronze hook unearthed from a tomb in Xiangyang, central China's Hubei Province, Aug. 8, 2022. More than 200 cultural relics were discovered from ancient tombs, spanning from 25 A.D. to 907 A.D.

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

____ (2022-08-07). Int'l community affirms support for one-China principle. ecns.cn The international community has voiced strong opposition to Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi's visit to China's Taiwan region while reaffirming adherence to the one-China principle.

____ (2022-08-08). Comicomment: Abysmal deviation from the right course. ecns.cn If we look back at each provocation the US has made against China, we can see that they have invariably disgraced and backfired on the US itself. This visit‚ÄÇby‚ÄÇPelosi‚ÄÇto‚ÄÇTaiwan is no exception.

TeleSUR, JCM (2022-08-08). China prolonga ejercicios militares en el estrecho de Taiwán. telesurtv.net El ejército china desarrolla desde la semana pasada varios ensayos militares cerca de Taiwán en protesta a la cuestionada visita de la legisladora Nancy Pelosi…

WSWS (2022-08-08). Some reflections on the Kansas abortion rights vote. wsws.org A referendum to open the door to banning abortion, overturning protections for "personal autonomy" in the state constitution, was resoundingly defeated in a heavily Republican state.

Common Dreams staff (2022-08-07). 'What the Hell is Wrong With Them': GOP Senators Kill $35 Cap on Insulin. commondreams.org 'Republicans told millions of Americans who use insulin to go to hell.'

Derrick Crowe (2022-08-07). People's Action: Grassroots Organizing Won Big Steps Forward for Climate, Health Care, and Corporate Taxes. peoplesaction.org WASHINGTON, D.C.—People's Action celebrated the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act today by the U.S. Senate, highlighting the historic investment in climate change mitigation, as well as provisions that would force rich corporations to pay more of their fair share in taxes and allow Medicare to fight price gouging by drug companies. "These investments are …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-07). The US Keeps Reneging on Arms Control Agreements, So Why Should Russia Trust Biden's Latest Overtures? libya360.wordpress.com Scott Ritter >An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, U.S., August 2, 2017 Washington's track record on fulfilling treaty obligations is not exactly stellar. This week, in an address to the Tenth Review Conference for the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons — which…

_____ (2022-08-07). Biden's Assassination Of al-Qaeda Leader Ayman al-Zawahiri Was Illegal. popularresistance.org President Joe Biden's assassination of al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in Afghanistan was illegal under both U.S. and international law. After the CIA drone strike killed Zawahiri on August 2, Biden declared, "People around the world no longer need to fear the vicious and determined killer." What we should fear instead is the dangerous precedent set by Biden's unlawful extrajudicial execution. | In addition to being illegal, the killing of Zawahiri also occurred in a moment when the United Nations had already determined that people in the U.S. had little to fear from him. As a United Nations report released in…

_____ (2022-08-07). Nancy Pelosi, Taiwan And Baltimore. popularresistance.org Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the U.S House of Representatives, landed in Taiwan Province on August 2. Her trip is a dangerous provocation against the People's Republic of China. | Pelosi arrived on the 58th anniversary of the Gulf of Tonkin incident. In 1964, President Lyndon Johnson claimed Vietnamese torpedo boats in the Gulf of Tonkin had attacked a U.S. Navy destroyer. | The Pentagon Papers later admitted this was a lie, a complete fabrication. That it was a lie didn't stop LBJ, who used the lie to start bombing Vietnam. | Even the United States government concedes that there's only one China. Because it's an…

_____ (2022-08-07). U.S. Military Activity Near Taiwan. popularresistance.org U.S. Navy ships and planes will transit the Taiwan strait in the next two weeks. | U.S. National Security Council spokesman John Kirby condemned Chinese military drills in the area and said the Pentagon had ordered the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan and her escorts to remain near Taiwan to "monitor the situation." | The USS Reagan and her accompanying ships are based in Japan and were deployed to the East China Sea in recent days, as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi paid a visit to Taipei against Chinese objections. China has responded to Pelosi's visit by launching extensive drills around Taiwan and firing a dozen…

_____ (2022-08-07). US Military Activity Near Taiwan. popularresistance.org U.S. National Security Council spokesman John Kirby condemned Chinese military drills in the area and said the Pentagon had ordered the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan and her escorts to remain near Taiwan to "monitor the situation." | The USS Reagan and her accompanying ships are based in Japan and were deployed to the East China Sea in recent days, as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi paid a visit to Taipei against Chinese objections. China has responded to Pelosi's visit by launching extensive drills around Taiwan and firing a dozen missiles across the island. | According to Kirby, amid heightened tensions, U.S. P…

Ryan Cristián (2022-08-07). 41 Killed (15 kids) In Israeli Gaza Attack & The Pandemic Of The Injected Has Long Since Been Proven. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (8/7/22). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth

Ryan Cristián (2022-08-07). Carey Wedler Interview &#1 ; Breaking The Two Party Illusion & Battling Targeted Censorship. thelastamericanvagabond.com Joining me today for the very first episode of my new Rokfin exclusive show, Moving Target, is Carey Wedler, here to discuss her targeted censorship for objectively and accurately reporting, yet counter to the government narrative. We also discuss how she has continued her important work following this unprecedented attack on free speech. (www.rokfin.com/TLAVagabond) (www.bitchute.com/channel/24yVcta8zEjY/)

Dan Williams (2022-08-07). Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at CPAC. america.cgtn.com Former U.S. President Donald Trump returned to the CPAC stage on Saturday night, and once again hinted at a Presidential run in 2024. See the latest.

Anonymous669 (2022-08-07). Casualties Reported After Powerful Attack On Turkish Base In Syria's Aleppo. southfront.org Click to see full-size image. Via Twitter. | On August 7, a powerful attack with indirect fire targeted a large base of the Turkish military located near the town of Kaljibrin in the northern countryside of Syria's Aleppo. | The base was targeted with at least ten projectiles, which were fired from a nearby area that is jointly held by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and Syrian government forces. Several Turkish service members were reportedly wounded or killed as the result of the attack. The base's mai…

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2022-08-08: News Headlines

Alan MacLeod (2022-08-08). Most of the "Fact-checking" Organizations Facebook Uses in Ukraine Are Directly Funded by Washington. orinocotribune.com By Alan Mcleod — Aug 2, 2022 | Most of the fact-checking organizations Facebook has partnered with to monitor and regulate information about Ukraine are directly funded by the US government, either through the US Embassy or via the notorious National Endowment for Democracy (NED). | In light of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, an information war as bitter as the ground fighting has erupted, and Meta (Facebook's official name) announced it had

____ (2022-08-07). Divided U.S. Senate passes 'anti-inflation' bill. ecns.cn The U.S. Senate's passage on Sunday of the "Inflation Reduction Act of 2022" highlighted the division in the country's politics but also gave President Joe Biden a late-summer political victory.

WSWS (2022-08-08). US Senate targets Social Security and Medicare. wsws.org America's billionaires are demanding that entitlement spending be pillaged to make the oligarchy richer and to fund America's new "forever wars."

WSWS (2022-08-08). Senate passes Democrats' fraudulent climate, anti-inflation and "tax fairness" bill. wsws.org The staged celebration by Senate Democrats reflected not the actual content of the bill—a miserable climb-down from earlier iterations of the Biden administration's domestic agenda, purged of any significant social measures, restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions or corporate tax hikes—but rather the desperation of the Democratic Party to register a legislative "win" in advance of the November midterm elections.

WSWS (2022-08-08). Senate passes Democrats' fraudulent climate and "tax fairness" bill. wsws.org The "Inflation Reduction Act of 2022" is a miserable climb-down from earlier versions of the Biden administration's domestic agenda, purged of any significant social measures, restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions or corporate tax hikes.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-08). Will Al Shabaab Become America's Next Proxy in its Hybrid War of Terror on Ethiopia? libya360.wordpress.com Andrew Korybko The pieces are in place for the US to employ Al Shabaab as proxies for continuing its Hybrid War of Terror on Ethiopia if American strategists decide to do so following the failure of their TPLF puppets to overthrow their target's democratically elected government or "Bosnify" its administrative borders. The Western-led TPLF-driven Hybrid War of…

TeleSUR (2022-08-08). Kenya Gears Up for General Election on Tuesday. telesurenglish.net Some 22.1 million Kenyans will vote on Aug. 9 to elect, among others, the country's fifth president, members of the National Assembly, senators, and county governors, according to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC). | RELATED: | The polling stations across the country will be opened at 6 a.m., local time, Tuesday, and close at 6 p.m. with voting being extended in areas that will not have fin…

H. Scott Prosterman (2022-08-08). How AIPAC went from Lobbying for Israel to quashing Progressives and backing Jan. 6 Insurgents. juancole.com Oakland, Ca. (Special to Informed Comment) &#1 ; The American-Israel Public Affairs Committee's (AIPAC) zealous financial backing of many of the 137 House Reps and Senators who voted to overturn the 2020 Election is a bad sign for American democracy. In a better ordered world, these members of Congress would all be expelled for sedition. While …

TeleSUR (2022-08-08). US Senate Passes Democratic Bill on Tax Policy, Health Care. telesurenglish.net U.S. Senate on Sunday approved the Democratic spending bill on tax policy, health care and climate change, which is scaled down from what President Joe Biden and many Democrats envisioned last year. | RELATED: | The so-called Inflation Reduction Act cleared the evenly-divided upper chamber by a vote of 51 to along party lines, with Vice President Kamala Harris presiding to break the tie. No Republicans support the bill, bu…

Marjorie Cohn (2022-08-08). Biden's Assassination of al-Qaeda Leader Ayman al-Zawahiri Was Illegal. zcomm.org The United States must end its "global war on terror" once and for all. Drone strikes terrorize and kill countless civilians and make us more vulnerable to terrorism…

WSWS (2022-08-08). Reject all-party regime! No to IMF austerity! Fight to build Democratic and Socialist Congress of Workers and Rural Masses! wsws.org The SEP in Sri Lanka calls on workers and rural toilers to build their own independent action committees to fight for their rights in opposition to President Wickremesinghe's effort to consolidate the entire Colombo political establishment behind the ruling class agenda of austerity and repression.

WSWS (2022-08-08). Machinists' union cancels strike of Boeing defense workers at last minute, rams through sellout deal. wsws.org Given the impact a strike would have had on Washington's war plans, it is almost certain that Biden intervened behind the scenes to prevent a strike.

WSWS (2022-08-08). Trump outlines police-state plans in fascist speech to Texas CPAC conference. wsws.org The openly fascist agenda espoused by Trump, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and Steve Bannon at the three-day conference amounts to a call for civil war against their political opponents and the working class.

____ (2022-08-08). Nancy Pelosi, Taiwan and the Changing World Order. transcend.org 4 Aug 2022 – Right after US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi landed in Taipei on 2 Aug, I was asked by Russia Today to comment on that tension-increasing event. 15-min Video…

Jean-Philippe Stone (2022-08-08). Chains Old And New: A Brief History of the Afro-Colombian Peoples. dissidentvoice.org June 19th signaled an unprecedented shift in Colombian politics. Gustavo Petro and his left-wing coalition, the Pacto Histórico, defeated the far-right wing multi-millionaire Rodolfo Hernández in the second round of the presidential elections. Pedro's running mate, the environmental activist and human rights lawyer Francia Márquez, is now the first Afro-Colombian woman to ever become Vice-President. …

TeleSUR (2022-08-08). DR Congo Honors Victims of Deadly Anti-UN Protests in Goma. telesurenglish.net Authorities of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), accompanied by family members, on Friday buried the victims who died during the recent protests against the United Nations Stabilization Mission (MONUSCO) in Goma, capital of the northeastern North Kivu province. | RELATED: | A total of 13 bodies were buried in the main cemetery in Goma after a funeral ceremony organized by the military authorities of the pro…

TeleSUR, JCM (2022-08-08). China prolonga ejercicios militares en el estrecho de Taiwán. telesurtv.net El ejército china desarrolla desde la semana pasada varios ensayos militares cerca de Taiwán en protesta a la cuestionada visita de la legisladora Nancy Pelosi…

____ (2022-08-08). Comicomment: Abysmal deviation from the right course. ecns.cn If we look back at each provocation the US has made against China, we can see that they have invariably disgraced and backfired on the US itself. This visit‚ÄÇby‚ÄÇPelosi‚ÄÇto‚ÄÇTaiwan is no exception.

____ (2022-08-07). Political leaders, social organizations from multiple countries blast Pelosi's visit to China's Taiwan. ecns.cn Political leaders and heads of social organizations from many countries have criticized Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi's visit to China's Taiwan region.

____ (2022-08-08). Progressives on U.S.-China Policy and Nancy Pelosi's Taiwan Visit (PODCAST). transcend.org 3 Aug 2022 – Tobita Chow of 'Justice is Global' and Matt Duss, foreign policy adviser to Sen. Bernie Sanders, two leading progressive foreign policy voices, discuss the House speaker's decision to visit Taiwan.

____ (2022-08-07). Biden ends isolation after recovering from COVID-19 rebound case. ecns.cn U.S. President Joe Biden ended isolation on Sunday after recovering from a COVID-19 rebound case.

____ (2022-08-08). More than 200 relics unearthed in Hubei. ecns.cn Photo shows a bronze hook unearthed from a tomb in Xiangyang, central China's Hubei Province, Aug. 8, 2022. More than 200 cultural relics were discovered from ancient tombs, spanning from 25 A.D. to 907 A.D.

____ (2022-08-08). How a Missile in Kabul Connects to a Speaker in Taipei. transcend.org 3 Aug 2022 – Washington's hard power display of taking out Al-Qaeda's Al-Zawahiri will not be reciprocated by Beijing over Pelosi's provocative visit to Taiwan. It does however, definitively bury the decades-long era of cooperative US-Chinese relations.

____ (2022-08-07). Pelosi's move 'reckless and irresponsible'. ecns.cn United States House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's provocative visit to Taiwan last week has undoubtedly heightened tensions in the China-US ties and cross-Straits relations, as Beijing hit back with strong countermeasures in response to her "reckless and irresponsible" move.

____ (2022-08-08). China's countermeasures to Pelosi's Taiwan visit justified: military spokesperson. ecns.cn The countermeasures China took in response to Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi's visit to China's Taiwan region are justified and appropriate.

____ (2022-08-07). U.S. mistaken on Taiwan question in 3 aspects: Chinese FM. ecns.cn Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Sunday during his visit to Bangladesh that the United States is mistaken in three aspects regarding a reckless tour to China's Taiwan region by Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi.

____ (2022-08-08). The Ugly Americans: Donald, Joe, Nancy, and more. transcend.org 2 Aug 2022 – Dangerous Don, Joe, and Nancy are big believers in the US empire of global domination. US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi goes to Taiwan against China's wishes. The Ugly Americans believe they have a right to go anywhere in the world and do anything they want, including overthrowing governments, assassinating people, and taking other countries resources.

WSWS (2022-08-08). Australia backs US provocations against China over Taiwan. wsws.org Australia joined with the US and Japan to issue a bellicose denunciation of China over the Taiwan crisis, which has been deliberately instigated by the Biden administration.

WSWS (2022-08-08). Some reflections on the Kansas abortion rights vote. wsws.org A referendum to open the door to banning abortion, overturning protections for "personal autonomy" in the state constitution, was resoundingly defeated in a heavily Republican state.

____ (2022-08-07). Int'l community affirms support for one-China principle. ecns.cn The international community has voiced strong opposition to Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi's visit to China's Taiwan region while reaffirming adherence to the one-China principle.

____ (2022-08-08). U.S. Senate passes Democratic bill on tax policy, health care. ecns.cn U.S. Senate on Sunday approved the Democratic spending bill on tax policy, health care and climate change, which is scaled down from what President Joe Biden and many Democrats envisioned last year.

____ (2022-08-07). 'You are wrong', Chinese FM spokesperson posts 8 tweets in a row rebuking U.S. claims of China's 'overreaction' to Pelosi's Taiwan visit. ecns.cn Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying on Sunday posted eight tweets in a row on Twitter in a powerful rejection of U.S. claims of China "overreacting" to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's provocative trip to the island of Taiwan.

Matt Kennard (2022-08-08). The Unbroken: Evo Morales. indybay.org Recent events give hope for a resurgence of the left on the continent. Morales points to recent electoral victories in Peru, Chile, Colombia, as well as Lula's soon expected return to the Brazilian presidency. "These times are coming again," he says. "We have to work to consolidate these democratic revolutions, for the benefit of humanity. I have a lot of hope."

____ (2022-08-07). Pelosi's visit to Taiwan a 'malicious provocation': Medvedev. ecns.cn Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev on Thursday called U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan a "malicious provocation."

____ (2022-08-07). (W.E. Talk) How is China Playing an Active Role in Global Human Rights Governance. ecns.cn On February 28, 2022, Wang Yi, State Councilor and Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China, attended the High-level Segment of the 49th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Beijing via video link. In the Segment, he put forward China's four proposals for promoting and protecting human rights, stressing that China will hold fast to encouraging democratization and legalization of international relations, practicing true multilateralism, and moving global human rights governance toward a fairer, more reasonable and inclusive direction. China will uphold the current Chinese concept of huma…

Labor Video Project (2022-08-07). SF Protest Against Nancy Pelosi For Pushing War Drive Against China. indybay.org There is growing anger against Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi for pushing for war in Asia and massive expansion of the military encirclement.Her trip to Taiwan has been strongly supported by the Republicans and she is supporting the Asian Pivot.

Orinoco Tribune2 (2022-08-07). Taiwan: Washington Plays with Dragon's Fire. orinocotribune.com By Brian Berletic &#1 ; Aug 2, 2022 | Tensions continued to build between the United States and China with the recent trip of US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan against Beijing's warnings. | The unfolding row is depicted with immense ambiguity by the Western media in what is otherwise a clear-cut case of America violating China's sovereignty. | US publication Newsweek in its

Common Dreams staff (2022-08-07). 'What the Hell is Wrong With Them': GOP Senators Kill $35 Cap on Insulin. commondreams.org 'Republicans told millions of Americans who use insulin to go to hell.'

Derrick Crowe (2022-08-07). People's Action: Grassroots Organizing Won Big Steps Forward for Climate, Health Care, and Corporate Taxes. peoplesaction.org WASHINGTON, D.C.—People's Action celebrated the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act today by the U.S. Senate, highlighting the historic investment in climate change mitigation, as well as provisions that would force rich corporations to pay more of their fair share in taxes and allow Medicare to fight price gouging by drug companies. "These investments are …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-07). The US Keeps Reneging on Arms Control Agreements, So Why Should Russia Trust Biden's Latest Overtures? libya360.wordpress.com Scott Ritter >An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, U.S., August 2, 2017 Washington's track record on fulfilling treaty obligations is not exactly stellar. This week, in an address to the Tenth Review Conference for the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons — which…

_____ (2022-08-07). Nancy Pelosi, Taiwan And Baltimore. popularresistance.org Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the U.S House of Representatives, landed in Taiwan Province on August 2. Her trip is a dangerous provocation against the People's Republic of China. | Pelosi arrived on the 58th anniversary of the Gulf of Tonkin incident. In 1964, President Lyndon Johnson claimed Vietnamese torpedo boats in the Gulf of Tonkin had attacked a U.S. Navy destroyer. | The Pentagon Papers later admitted this was a lie, a complete fabrication. That it was a lie didn't stop LBJ, who used the lie to start bombing Vietnam. | Even the United States government concedes that there's only one China. Because it's an…

_____ (2022-08-07). U.S. Military Activity Near Taiwan. popularresistance.org U.S. Navy ships and planes will transit the Taiwan strait in the next two weeks. | U.S. National Security Council spokesman John Kirby condemned Chinese military drills in the area and said the Pentagon had ordered the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan and her escorts to remain near Taiwan to "monitor the situation." | The USS Reagan and her accompanying ships are based in Japan and were deployed to the East China Sea in recent days, as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi paid a visit to Taipei against Chinese objections. China has responded to Pelosi's visit by launching extensive drills around Taiwan and firing a dozen…

_____ (2022-08-07). US Military Activity Near Taiwan. popularresistance.org U.S. National Security Council spokesman John Kirby condemned Chinese military drills in the area and said the Pentagon had ordered the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan and her escorts to remain near Taiwan to "monitor the situation." | The USS Reagan and her accompanying ships are based in Japan and were deployed to the East China Sea in recent days, as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi paid a visit to Taipei against Chinese objections. China has responded to Pelosi's visit by launching extensive drills around Taiwan and firing a dozen missiles across the island. | According to Kirby, amid heightened tensions, U.S. P…

Ryan Cristián (2022-08-07). 41 Killed (15 kids) In Israeli Gaza Attack & The Pandemic Of The Injected Has Long Since Been Proven. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (8/7/22). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth

Ryan Cristián (2022-08-07). Carey Wedler Interview &#1 ; Breaking The Two Party Illusion & Battling Targeted Censorship. thelastamericanvagabond.com Joining me today for the very first episode of my new Rokfin exclusive show, Moving Target, is Carey Wedler, here to discuss her targeted censorship for objectively and accurately reporting, yet counter to the government narrative. We also discuss how she has continued her important work following this unprecedented attack on free speech. (www.rokfin.com/TLAVagabond) (www.bitchute.com/channel/24yVcta8zEjY/)

Gunter Hayn (2022-08-07). The dispute over Tesla's Gigafactory. indybay.org The executive director of the Green League Brandenburg e. V., Michael Ganschow: "We are currently experiencing […] the decline of democratic Federal Republic structures around us." The Tesla project is not the big bang on this issue. But with the Gigafactory, a prestigious model case has been launched"

____ (2022-08-07). Biden tests negative in COVID-19 "rebound" case: doctor. ecns.cn President Joe Biden tested negative for COVID-19 on Saturday in the process of his recovery from a "rebound" case, White House physician Kevin O'Connor wrote in an update.

____ (2022-08-07). HKSAR gov't fully supports countermeasures by central authorities in response to Pelosi's Taiwan visit. ecns.cn The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government has reiterated it fully supports and facilitates countermeasures by the central authorities in response to the visit to China's Taiwan region by Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the U.S.

____ (2022-08-07). Cradle of Civilization: Yinxu Site. ecns.cn Lying about 2km northwest of Anyang City, Henan Province, the Yinxu, or the Yin Ruins, cover an area of 36 square km.

____ (2022-08-07). Archaeologists reveal history of millennium-old temple in China's Gansu. ecns.cn Archaeologists recently confirmed the construction period of an ancient temple in the ruins of Suoyang City, northwest China's Gansu Province, saying it was a high-level temple along the ancient Silk Road.

Dan Williams (2022-08-07). Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at CPAC. america.cgtn.com Former U.S. President Donald Trump returned to the CPAC stage on Saturday night, and once again hinted at a Presidential run in 2024. See the latest.

Anonymous669 (2022-08-07). Casualties Reported After Powerful Attack On Turkish Base In Syria's Aleppo. southfront.org Click to see full-size image. Via Twitter. | On August 7, a powerful attack with indirect fire targeted a large base of the Turkish military located near the town of Kaljibrin in the northern countryside of Syria's Aleppo. | The base was targeted with at least ten projectiles, which were fired from a nearby area that is jointly held by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and Syrian government forces. Several Turkish service members were reportedly wounded or killed as the result of the attack. The base's mai…

Staff (2022-08-07). Casa Blanca en desacuerdo con prohibición del aborto en Indiana, EEUU. cubadebate.cu Una declaración divulgada por la Casa Blanca consideró que la legislatura de Indiana dio un paso devastador al convertirse en el primer territorio de Estados Unidos en aprobar la prohibición del aborto, pues se trata de otra medida radical de los legisladores republicanos para quitarles los derechos reproductivos y de libertad de las mujeres.

TeleSUR, JCM (2022-08-07). China continúa con ejercicios militares en cercanías de Taiwán. telesurtv.net Los ejercicios del ejército chino tuvieron lugar en las aguas y el espacio aéreo frente a las costas norteña, suroeste y oriental de la isla.

Jim Hightower (2022-08-07). DeSantis and the rest of the Far Right hate 'Woke' Society Because They Want One That's Asleep. juancole.com ( Otherwords) &#1 ; Although we haven't even gotten through this year's midterm congressional elections, it's still not too early to start examining some of the characters who hope you'll make them president in 2024. I know, you don't want to… but we must. That's because corporate elites have already chosen their favorites, and they intend …

Connor Freeman (2022-08-06). Report: White House At Odds With Lawmakers Over Taiwan Policy Act. news.antiwar.com As tensions with China continue to rise to dangerous levels, President Joe Biden's administration is lobbying Senate Democrats to "put the brakes" on the Taiwan Policy Act of 2022, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday. The bill was recently introduced by the hawkish Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Lindsey Graham …

Fight Back (2022-08-06). Coalition announces intent to march on the RNC in 2024. fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI — Cameras and microphones of news outlets were out in force the afternoon of August 5 as members of organizations hosted a press conference outside City Hall in downtown Milwaukee to announce the formation of the Coalition to March on the RNC 2024. The press conference came only a few hours after the decision of the Republican National Committee became official following a vote at their summer meeting in Chicago. | "Today we stand here, with our coalition partners, to make our intentions clear to the RNC and the city of Milwaukee: We will not let the Republicans and their reactionary ideas flo…

Munyaradzi Makoni (2022-08-06). [World Report] Health at stake in Kenya elections. thelancet.com On Aug 9, Kenya will go to the polls in a general election. Munyaradzi Makoni reports on the parties' pledges on health.

Boon H Chua, Emma K Link, Ian H Kunkler, Timothy J Whelan, A Helen Westenberg, Guenther Gruber, Guy Bryant, Verity Ahern, Kash Purohit, Peter H Graham, Mohamed Akra, Orla McArdle, Peter O'Brien, Jennifer A Harvey, Carine Kirkove, John H Maduro, Ian D Campbell, Geoff P Delaney, Joseph D Martin, T Trinh T Vu, Thierry M Muanza, Anthony Neal, Ivo A Olivotto, BIG 3—07 (2022-08-06). [Articles] Radiation doses and fractionation schedules in non-low-risk ductal carcinoma in situ in the breast (BIG 3—07/TROG 07.01): a randomised, factorial, multicentre, open-label, phase 3 study. thelancet.com In patients with resected non-low-risk DCIS, a tumour bed boost after WBI reduced local recurrence with an increase in grade 2 or greater toxicity. The results provide the first randomised trial data to support the use of boost radiation after postoperative WBI in these patients to improve local control. The international scale of the study supports the generalisability of the results.

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