2022-12-21: News Headlines

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.

____ (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.

____ (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). 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. . . . |

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.

____ (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.

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 …

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 . . . |

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.

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

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…

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, 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). 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- 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.

teleSUR, DRL (2022-12-21). 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.

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, JDO (2022-12-21). 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, 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.

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.

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.

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".

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…

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).

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.

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

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.

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

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 …

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.

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…

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…

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 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…

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…

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.

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…

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.

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.

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). 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.

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— …

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…

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

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). 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.

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

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.

____ (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.

teleSUR, JDO (2022-12-21). 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.

____ (2022-12-21). 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). 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). 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). 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.

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

____ (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). 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). 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). 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.

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). 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). 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). 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.

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.

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.

Medea Benjamin (2022-12-21). Ten Surprisingly Good Things That Happened in 2022. commondreams.org While some are only partial gains, they are all steps towards a more just, peaceful and sustainable world.

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

JANET (2022-12-21). Join anti war actions Jan. 13-22. iacenter.org December 21, 2022 "The greatest purveyor of violence in the world: my own Government; I cannot be silent." Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., April 4, 1967 Minneapolis, October 2022. One of 70 local UNAC-coordinated antiwar actions. With this quote, the United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC) announced its call for coordinated actions in cities across the United States for the period of Jan. 13-22, the period around the holiday celebrating Dr. King's life. It is fitting that UNAC together with World Beyond War, Code Pink, Black Alliance for Peace and many others have called actions during that 10-day period, focusing o…

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.

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 . . . |

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

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 …

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

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.

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.

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.

reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras (2022-12-21). Lenguaje, desnaturalización y la mirada del jaguar. indybay.org Lenguaje, desnaturalización y la mirada del jaguar | por Julie Wark…

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.

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. …

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.

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…

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…

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

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

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

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., . . . |

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 …

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

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

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…

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…

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 …

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

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.

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

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

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…

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

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

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…

teleSUR- hvh, JCM (2022-12-21). 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.

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.

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."

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.

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.

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.

____ (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.

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.

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…

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.

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.

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…

teleSUR, JDO (2022-12-21). Indígenas colombianos desplazados inician retorno a comunidades. telesurtv.net Permanecieron asentados en Bogotá. Fueron desplazados por enfrentamientos entre Ejército Nacional y grupos armados ilegales.

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 …

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.

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). 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.

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.

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 …

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.

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.

Mobilization for Reproductive Justice (2022-12-21). 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.

____ (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.

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 …

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.

teleSUR, DRL (2022-12-21). 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.

KQED Live (2022-12-21). 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…

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.

____ (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, JCM (2022-12-21). 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.

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). 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.

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.

____ (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.

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.

Animal Liberation Press Office (2022-12-21). 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, 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, hvh, JCM (2022-12-21). 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 (2022-12-21). 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 …

____ (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.

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 …

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.

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.

____ (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.

WNBR-SF (2022-12-21). 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…

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.

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.

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

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.

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, 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.

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.

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). "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.

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2022-12-21). 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.

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).

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.

teleSUR, JDO (2022-12-21). 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.

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.

Brenda Norrell (2022-12-21). 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.

reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras (2022-12-21). México: La incesante militarización en pueblos indígenas. indybay.org México: La incesante militarización en pueblos indígenas | Basta Ya de represión!

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.

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.

____ (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, DRL (2022-12-21). 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.

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.

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). 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.

____ (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.

Silicon Valley Interreligious Council (2022-12-21). 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…

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 …

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.

____ (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.

teleSUR, hvh, JCM (2022-12-21). 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.

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.

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.

Kathryn Shihadah (2022-12-21). 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.

____ (2022-12-21). 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.

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.

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.

Franz Hinkelammert, Sebastian Pittl (2022-12-21). 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. "

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.

____ (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.

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.

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.

Dan Bacher (2022-12-21). 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.

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 …

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.

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.

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). 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.

Brian Berletic (2022-12-20). The Roundtable #38: Why Bakhmut Matters. thealtworld.com The Roundtable #38: Why Bakhmut Matters | Gonzalo Lira with Brian Berletic, HistoryLegends & Military Summary…

Anonymous103 (2022-12-20). Military Situation In Ukraine On December 20, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org Russia struck the AFU positions near Konstantinovka with high-precision missiles; | Russia struck the AFU positions near Nevskoye with high-precision missiles; | Clashes between the Russian Army and the AFU continue near Bakhmut; | Clashes between the Russian Army and the AFU continue near Gorlivka; | Clashes between the Russian Army and the AFU continue near Dibrova; | Clashes between the Russian Army and the AFU continue near Kislovka; | Russian air defense systems sh…

Anonymous103 (2022-12-20). Zelensky Came To Bakhmut But Did Not Meet With Prigoshin. southfront.org On December 20th, Ukrainian president Zelensky came to the war-torn town of Bakhmut with an undeclared visit. | Zelensky quickly visited a shelter of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the western outskirts of the town which remains one of the bloodiest battlefields in Eastern Ukraine."He visited the advanced positions, awarded the fighters with insignia and valuable gifts. The president has already left Bakhmut," Presidential spokesman Sergei Nikiforov told the Ukrainian media. | Unlike other Ze…

_____ (2022-12-20). Journalist Targeted By Ukraine Speaks Out: Wyatt Reed With Lee Camp. popularresistance.org Journalist Wyatt Reed is based out of Washington, DC. That hasn't prevented him from delivering some of the hardest hitting frontline reporting on an impressive list of critical events within the past few years. From Charlottesville to the Venezuelan Embassy, the BLM Uprising, the color revolution of Bolivia, and hot off the heels of a trip to the Donbas region as an international election observer. The quality of his coverage is rivaled only by his ability to ratio so-called "journalists" on Twitter like Keith Olberman in defense of Nicaragua's democratic election process, which he observed during November 2021.

teleSUR, JCM (2022-12-20). Frente del Pueblo de Ayacucho convoca a nuevo paro regional en Perú. telesurtv.net El 15 de diciembre anterior las organizaciones sociales y estudiantiles salieron a las calles para exigir el cierre del Congreso y nuevas elecciones para el 2023.

teleSUR, MER (2022-12-20). Movilizaciones continúan para exigir cierre del Congreso y adelanto de elecciones en Perú. telesurtv.net En esta jornada fue confirmado un nuevo fallecido para sumar un total de 26 como consecuencia de la represión contra las manifestaciones.

Staff (2022-12-20). Police Repression in Peru Leaves 25 Dead, Official Figures. orinocotribune.com The number of deaths during nationwide demonstrations in Peru increased to 25 as of Monday, December 19. The demonstrators are demanding new general elections and a new Constitution, the Ministry of Health reported. | According to the Ministry of Health's most recent announcement, nine of the 25 deaths occurred in the department of Ayacucho, six in Apurímac, three in Cusco, three in Junín, three in La Libertad, and one in Arequipa. | ACTUALIZACIàìN 18/12 12: 00hrs

Dan Collyns (2022-12-20). The reforestation of Peru's highlands. america.cgtn.com Studies show that restoring 20 million hectares of degraded ecosystems in the Latin American and Caribbean region could yield $23 billion in benefits over years. In Peru, a highland reforestation system shows just how that works. Its success means the technique is being …

teleSUR, SH (2022-12-20). Movimientos sociales convocan a paros en varias regiones de Perú. telesurtv.net La represión de las fuerzas de seguridad a las manifestaciones en Perú ha dejado hasta el momento un total de 26 fallecidos.

Ben Norton (2022-12-20). Peru Coup: CIA Agent Turned US Ambassador Met with Defense Minister Day Before President Overthrown. globalresearch.ca

Vijay Prashad, José Carlos Llerena Robles (2022-12-20). Early evidence suggests U.S. may have pushed for coup in Peru. peoplesworld.org On Dec. 7, 2022, Pedro Castillo sat in his office on what would be the last day of his presidency of Peru. His lawyers went over spreadsheets that showed Castillo he would triumph over a motion in congress to remove him. This was going to be the third time that Castillo faced a challenge from the congress, …

Members of Veterans For Peace (2022-12-20). U.S. Veterans Call for a Holiday Truce in Ukraine, Ceasefire and Negotiations to End the War. globalresearch.ca

Anonymous103 (2022-12-20). Ukrainian Garrison In Maryinka Is On Verge Of Collapse. southfront.org The Russian military has recently declared some success in the town of Maryinka located on the western outskirts of the Donetsk city agglomeration. | On December 20, the acting head of the Donetsk People's Republic claimed that the Armed Forces of Ukraine are being pushed to the western outskirts of the town by the Russian Army. The western part of Maryinka was almost destroyed during the prolonged battles in the town, thus the defense of Ukrainian military posit…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-20). VIDEO: Natural gas pipeline ablaze in western Russia. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (MNA) — The huge explosion hit the major Russian pipeline some 560 miles from the Ukrainian border in Chuvashia.

Peoples Dispatch (2022-12-20). Over 900 Faith Leaders in the US Demand Christmas Truce in Ukraine. globalresearch.ca

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-12-20). Cuba and Russia Fortify Historic Geo-Political Alliance. libya360.wordpress.com Richard S. Dunn 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…

Jonathan Guyer (2022-12-20). This DC Party Invite Shows All the Money to be Made by the Ukraine War. globalresearch.ca

Jonathan Guyer (2022-12-20). This DC Party Invite Shows All the Money to be Made Off the Ukraine War. globalresearch.ca

Anonymous103 (2022-12-20). Military Situation In Eastern Ukraine On December 20, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org

Dave DeCamp (2022-12-20). Zelensky Might Meet Biden at the White House in First Foreign Visit Since Invasion. news.antiwar.com Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is planning to meet with President Biden at the White House on Wednesday on his first foreign trip since Russia invaded Ukraine, CNN reported on Monday. Sources told CNN that the plan hadn't been finalized due to security concerns, and the White House declined to comment on Zelensky's potential visit. On …

Kyle Anzalone (2022-12-20). US Believes Ukraine Can Retake Crimea, But May Provoke Nuclear Escalation. globalresearch.ca

Editor (2022-12-20). Moscow Says US Policies Have Put the US and Russia on the Brink of 'Direct Clash'. scheerpost.com The head of NATO recently warned that the war in Ukraine could turn into a direct war between NATO and Russia.

Dave DeCamp (2022-12-20). Congress Includes $45 Billion in New Ukraine Aid to $1.7 Trillion Funding Bill. news.antiwar.com Congress unveiled on Tuesday a massive $1.7 trillion omnibus funding bill that includes $45 billion in new Ukraine aid, which will bring total US spending on the war to about $112 billion. The $45 billion is over $7 billion more than the $37.7 billion in Ukraine aid that the White House asked Congress to authorize …

en.mehrnews (2022-12-20). Alleged use of Iran UAVs in Ukraine unrelated to JCPOA talks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (MNA) — Russian UN Ambassador Vasily Nebenzya rejects the use of Iranian drones in Ukraine operation and says that this alleged issue has nothing to do with talks on reviving JCPOA.

Ted Snider (2022-12-20). America's Roving Goals for Ukraine. globalresearch.ca

Andrew Korybko (2022-12-20). These Are The Five Tasks That Putin Told Russia's Security Services To Prioritize. thealtworld.com Each of these is important in their own way, but when considered collectively, they provide a clearer picture of Russia's contemporary security challenges. | President Putin 1. Fighting terrorism in the newly reunified regions of Novorossiya; | 2. Rooting out traitors, spies, and diversionists; | 3. Stepping up work on border security; | 4. Countering divide-and-rule ethno-extremist narrati…

Anonymous103 (2022-12-20). German Elites: EU Crimes to Promote War On Russia, Wreck EU. southfront.org Written by German elites have moved aggressively to destroy anti-war opposition across Europe, and to seize tighter, more corrupt control of EU government. | Two recent major news events, December 7 and 9 the alleged German 'coup attempt' and then 'arrests for EU Parliament bribery' are not what they seem. | As in the 1940s, German elites are ruining their own people … war against Russia again too … tho the c…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-20). No alternative to JCPOA, it should be fully implemented ASAP. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (MNA) — Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations said that there is no alternative to the JCPOA and should be fully implemented again as soon as possible.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-20). Iran energy minister departs for Russia to pursue agreements. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (MNA) — Iranian Minister of Energy Ali Akbar Mehrabian on Tuesday evening departed for Russia to pursue the implementation of agreements reached between Tehran and Moscow.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-20). Belarus deploys S-400, Iskander missile systems: Lukashenko. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (MNA) — Belarus has already deployed Russian S-400 and Iskander missile systems, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said Monday.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-12-20). Why the Values of "Western Democracy" Are Not Supplanting Pro-Russian Sentiment in Mongolia. libya360.wordpress.com Boris Kushhov Most Western countries consider Mongolia as a state that shares liberal-democratic political and ideological values. Mongolia ranks very high each year in various indices and rankings assessing the "democracy" and "freedom" of political regimes around the world. For example, the international Freedom House rating considers Mongolia a "free country" and ranks it 57th out of…

Anonymous103 (2022-12-20). Russians Captured Officers From 80th AFU Brigade Famous For Execution Of Russian POWs. southfront.org

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-12-20). US — African Leaders Summit Aimed to Bribe Leaders to Align with the US Against Russia and China. libya360.wordpress.com Sourav Chakraborty It would not be new to point out that the US with its more than 200 years of history is soaked with blood and tears and it remained an epicenter of forced labor and slavery. It is a country that led coups and numerous air strikes on nations to stop them from advancing….

____ (2022-12-20). Ania Reporting From Moscow. smoothiex12.blogspot.com Lovely Ania is in Russia, if someone didn't know that. Watch all her reports from there. I will dedicate more to courageous women of real journalism (Eva Bartlett is the prime example) more soon. But here is Ania today. Enjoy winter Moscow, while we here in the Pacific Northwest "enjoy" our Winter storm.

Anonymous103 (2022-12-20). Military Situation In Syria On December 20, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org On December 20, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 6 times: 1 in Aleppo province, 5 in Idlib province; | On December 20, as a result of a drone attack on a house in al-Bab city, a number of people were killed and injured; | On December 19, as a result of Turkish drone attack on SDF positions near Ain al-Arab three servicemen reportedly were killed; | On December 19, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish…

infobrics (2022-12-20). Russia-Belarus ties strengthening amid NATO provocations. infobrics.org Recent visit of Russian president to Minsk shows that both countries are resolute in continuing their close cooperation.

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2022-12-20). Modi Ignores West's Sanctions on Russia. globalresearch.ca

Anonymous103 (2022-12-20). Might Russia Initiate The Use Of Nuclear Weapons? southfront.org

Abayomi Azikiwe (2022-12-20). White House Summit With African Leaders Results in Empty Promises. orinocotribune.com By Abayomi Azikiwe Dec 16, 2022 | A $55 billion package from the United States cannot regain ground lost to China and Russia on the continent. | Geostrategic analysis | During the December 13-15 US-Africa Leaders Summit, the Biden administration sought to persuade leaders and officials from 49 African states that the United States wants an equal partnership with the continent. | This was the first of such meetings since 2014 when the administration of former President Barack Obama was in office. | The tenure of Obama's successor, former President Donald Trump, was marked by open hostility toward Africa, the…

infobrics (2022-12-20). Commerce Ministry Shares List of Goods Russia Wants to Import from India. infobrics.org The apparel industry has shown interest in shipping the goods but the auto industry looks apprehensive. Some exporters have reverted to the Indian embassy in Moscow about the list…

Daniel Kovalik (2022-12-20). Voices From the Front Lines: Exclusive Interview With Russian Soldiers. orinocotribune.com In November 2022, international human rights layers Dan KOVALIK and Arnaud DEVELAY visited a military hospital in one of Moscow's suburbs. They met with a couple Russian soldiers (both volunteers) who were recovering from injuries suffered on the front. | Q: I am an American but I consider myself a friend of Russia and I am here to help educate Americans as to what is really happening. What does this Special Military Operation mean to you? | A: Well, I am from Crimea and when the war started I felt that I had to go and help protect my land. | Q: The Russian government stated at the onset of the military operati…

SAM (2022-12-20). The U.S. And Russia Are Dangerously Close To Open Conflict. progressivehub.net DAVE DeCAMP | ANTIWAR.COM

Abayomi Azikiwe (2022-12-20). White House Summit With African Leaders Result in More Promises. orinocotribune.com By Abayomi Azikiwe Dec 16, 2022 | A $55 billion package from the United States cannot regain ground lost to China and Russia on the continent | Geostrategic Analysis | During the December 13-15 White House-Africa summit, the Biden administration sought to persuade leaders and officials from 49 states that the United States wants an equal partnership with the continent. | This was the first of such meetings since 2014 when the administration of former President Barack Obama was in office. | The tenure of Obama's successor, former President Donald Trump, was marked by open hostility towards Africa where he ne…

infobrics (2022-12-20). Erdogan meets with Turkmen counterpart to "determine the roadmap" for energy via Azerbaijan. infobrics.org Turkey turns to Central Asia for new gas routes amid energy crisis.

infobrics (2022-12-20). Japan's $320 billion militarization plan wastes precious resources amid rapid societal decline. infobrics.org The government announced tax hikes, which can only further exacerbate the disastrous demographic "black hole" which is set to get even worse in the coming years with nearly 1,400,000 deaths and only 840,000 births per year.

infobrics (2022-12-20). Leveraging South Africa's Chairship of BRICS to Fuel Growth. infobrics.org South Africa's membership of BRICS presents economic opportunities for our development, as well as the rest of the African continent…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-20). Anti-TikTok measure added to US spending bill. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (MNA) — US senators included a proposal to ban federal government employees from using the Chinese-owned TikTok app on state-owned devices in a major spending bill on Tuesday.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-12-20). Where Does the Security State End & Social Media Begin? libya360.wordpress.com The revolving door between the US security state and social media corporations has become larger every year. Former employees from the CIA, FBI, DoD, NATO and other agencies are being hired more and more by large social media corporations like Facebook, Google, Instagram, Twitter and others. What are the implications of such a strong connection?…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2022-12-20). NATO-Exit under Art. 13: Dismantle NATO, Close Down 800 US Military Bases, Prosecute the War Criminals. globalresearch.ca Washington's unspoken hegemonic objective is Worldwide militarization and economic conquest. This imperial design is carried out through acts of war, military intervention, coups d'Etat, regime change, US sponsored insurgencies, cyber-warfare, economic sabotage and destabilization. "All options are on the table".

Staff (2022-12-20). La imagen del día: El Tri argentino. cubadebate.cu Argentina llegó al Tricampeonato. Pudo haberlo obtenido Francia, pero se lo llevaron los de Messi. Y este llegó definitivamente a lo más alto del olimpo del fútbol. Tres estrellas brillarán desde hoy en los pulóveres de la selección albiceleste.

teleSUR, MER (2022-12-20). Denuncian asesinato de otro firmante de paz en Colombia. telesurtv.net Indepaz precisó que Torres Varela se encontraba desaparecidos desde el pasado 14 de diciembre.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-20). Turkey responds to Greece interference over NATO drill. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (MNA) — Turkey said on Tuesday that it gave the "necessary response" after Greek aircraft tried to interfere in a NATO training mission conducted in international airspace over the Aegean Sea.

WSWS (2022-12-20). Sweden to increase military budget 64 percent by 2028. wsws.org Sweden is seen by foreign policy experts as a significant contributor to NATO and the international arms industry.

_____ (2022-12-20). New California Project Uses Panels To Restore Native Habitat. popularresistance.org An innovative project at a decommissioned nuclear power plant in California has found a way to tackle both the climate and biodiversity crises. | Non-profit the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) announced Thursday that they would restore native prairie and habitat for pollinators beneath and around 160 megawatts (MW) of panels. | "The Rancho Seco project is a unique collaboration at the intersection of communities, biodiversity, and climate-friendly energy," EPRI senior technical executive and conservation biologist Jessica Fox said in a pres…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-20). Iran urges JCPOA parties to avoid political approach. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (MNA) — Iranian top diplomat urged the JCPOA parties to avoid a political approach and adopt a constructive and realistic approach to make necessary decisions for an agreement.

Editor (2022-12-20). The Economic Realities We Face at the End of 2022. scheerpost.com By Richard Wolff / CounterPunch Economies around the world were shocked and damaged over the course of 2022. Global capitalism had been brewing conflicts among the major powers (the United States, China, and the EU) for some time as their relative strengths and vulnerabilities shifted. U.S. capitalism and its empire are widely perceived as waning. …

WSWS (2022-12-20). Who is responsible for China's COVID catastrophe? wsws.org A tragedy of monumental proportions is unfolding across China as a result of the Chinese Communist Party lifting its Zero-COVID policy and embracing the "forever COVID" policy demanded by the US and European imperialist powers.

____ (2022-12-20). (100 great changes) Chinese industry equipped with intelligent 'nerve center'. ecns.cn The progress of China's industry has laid a solid foundation for the Chinese path to modernization, and the new industrialization has injected vigorous power into the rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.

____ (2022-12-20). (100 great changes) Technology helps Chinese farmers realize bumper harvest. ecns.cn Shouguang in Shandong Province, known as the "Hometown of Vegetables" in China. More than ,000 smart greenhouses are equipped with intelligent equipment, such as temperature control, ventilation blowers and plant protection equipment. The greenhouses can produce more than 10,000 metric tons of vegetables a day, which ensures the supply of vegetables for the country.

____ (2022-12-20). China to further advance global biosecurity governance: FM spokesperson. ecns.cn

____ (2022-12-20). China's Miao teen appears on World Cup stage. ecns.cn The first trip young Jin Cancan embarked on took him not only away from his hometown province but also abroad — to Qatar, the stage of the World Cup.

____ (2022-12-20). Int'l agricultural training kicks off in east China. ecns.cn An international agricultural training course on green technology and new agricultural varieties kicked off Monday in Hefei, capital of east China's Anhui Province.

____ (2022-12-20). China's massive open online courses attract about 1 bln students in past 10 years. ecns.cn China's massive open online courses (MOOC) have attracted 979 million learners as of November 2022, said the Ministry of Education (MOE).

____ (2022-12-20). China moves to speed up medical supplies. ecns.cn Pharmaceutical companies in China worked at full capacity to increase medicine supply, as more people getting infected with the fast spreading Omicron virus.

____ (2022-12-20). 5th Arabic Arts Festival kicks off. ecns.cn The fifth Arabic Arts Festival opened on Monday in the city of Jingdezhen in east China's Jiangxi Province.

Wie Yu (2022-12-20). What the Pentagon Doesn't Want You to Know About China. dissidentvoice.org To encourage Congress to authorize the largest defense budget ever, the Pentagon just released its annual report on China, which dangerously misrepresents the country's defense strategy. Such deliberate lies about China to drum up justification for more US war spending need to be urgently addressed. Let's debunk these lies: On Nuclear Weapons: The Pentagon reports that China …

____ (2022-12-20). (100 great changes) Chinese logistics highlights China Speed. ecns.cn Over the past decade, Chinese logistics have witnessed rapid growth.

WSWS (2022-12-20). Australia steps up anti-China campaign in the Pacific. wsws.org Labor signed a security pact with Vanuatu directed against China, and met with Micronesian leaders who made provocative comments about the Beijing regime.

____ (2022-12-20). Sino-African cooperation eyes more benefits. ecns.cn From 2000 to 2020, China helped continent build some 13,000 km railways, 100,000 km highways, 1,000 bridges, 100 ports and more.

____ (2022-12-20). Aerial view of Yellow River branches. ecns.cn Aerial photo shows a view of multiple branches of the Yellow River bed which is revealed after the water level is lowered in winter at the Yongji section, in Yuncheng, north China's Shanxi Province, Dec. 19, 2022.

_____ (2022-12-20). The Complex And Evolving US-China Relationship. popularresistance.org The US China relationship has become the dominant influence on the overall dynamics of international relations. | China's rise counters US hegemonism; it challenges the system of imperialist rule-making; at the same time China's socialist orientation shows there is an alternative to capitalism. | These three intertwined contradictions are fundamentally antagonistic but as Mao suggested antagonistic contradictions can also be handled in a non antagonistic way — of course depending on the circumstances. Today it is amidst the increasingly complex context of polycrises — of climate change, the pandemic,…

____ (2022-12-20). Construction of Chengdu-Chongqing economic circle in full swing. ecns.cn The Chengdu-Chongqing economic circle in southwest China is glittering under the spotlight of "coordinated regional development" highlighted in the report to the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-20). Decision to return to nuclear talks in Americans hands. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (MNA) — Seyed Mohammad Marandi, the advisor to the Iranian negotiating delegation in the nuclear talks, said on Monday that Iran is waiting to find out if the Americans will return to the nuclear agreement.

Ryan Black (2022-12-20). 'Old Think' Is Driving U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy. progressivehub.net JOHN ISAACS | THE NATIONAL INTEREST…

Dave DeCamp (2022-12-20). Biden Says Iran Deal Is 'Dead' In Newly Surfaced Video. news.antiwar.com President Biden said the Iran nuclear deal was "dead" in a video that was taken in early November and surfaced online this week. Biden made the comments on November 4 on the sidelines of an election rally in California when asked by a woman if he could announce that the nuclear deal, known as the …

en.mehrnews (2022-12-20). US B-2 nuclear bomber fleet completely grounded. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (MNA) — All 20 of the Air Force's B-2 Spirit bombers are grounded as the service hunts for potential safety defects, a spokesperson confirmed Monday.

Ben Bartee (2022-12-20). Balance of Power Theory: Common Threads Between Gun Control, 'Misinformation,' and Denuclearization. globalresearch.ca

KATIE (2022-12-20). Apartheid Free Zones spread across Latin America. bdsmovement.net

Danny Haiphong (2022-12-20). Ghost stories of capitalism: Racism is REAL, and it's a class struggle. mronline.org In today's political climate, the word racism has become taboo.

Rania Khalek (2022-12-20). Bug or a Feature? The FTX Collapse & the Scam of Capitalist Cryptocurrency. thealtworld.com Crypto billionaire Sam Bankman-Fried has been indicted on fraud and conspiracy charges following the collapse of FTX, the cryptocurrency exchange he founded. FTX was one of the largest such exchanges in the world and its collapse cost over $1 billion, destroying many working people's savings. | Chris Caruso, an economic researcher who works at the Kairos Center, discusses the FTX Ponzi scheme and what its collapse tells us about the reality of capitalist crypto markets.

Caitlin Johnstone (2022-12-20). You're Not Actually Helping When You "Support" Protesters In Empire-Targeted Nations. thealtworld.com Listen to a reading of this article: | Truthout has a recent article titled " The article features comments from New York University's Rebecca E Karl and is replete with leftist-sounding phraseology like "heteronormative patriarchy"

Phil Bevin (2022-12-20). Why did Labour's left leaders buy into Israel's lies? electronicintifada.net Corbyn's advisor James Schneider promoted the "New anti-Semitism" line.

_____ (2022-12-20). Media Prescribe More 'Pain' For Workers As Inflation's Only Cure. popularresistance.org Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell is profit's prophet and the corporate media are his cultish devotees, joining hands to sacrifice working people. In this cult, profit is sacrosanct. | When inflation hits, this is because of the conditions upon which profits are made. It's not the fault of profit-making itself. The problem is a "labor shortage," or "too much demand," which forces the invisible hand to raise prices—and not a shortage of dignified work, or a surplus of people living paycheck to paycheck. Maximal profits are a given, and scarcity for ordinary people is a requirement. | This catechism means t…

_____ (2022-12-20). Biden 'Brings' Selected African Leaders To US To Expand Neocolonialism. popularresistance.org President Biden "brought" leaders of selected African nations to the United States for a summit to "demonstrate the United States' enduring commitment to Africa," the White House claims. But just days before the meeting, the Biden administration imposed more economic sanctions on members of some excluded nations, a likely attempt to send a warning of what happens to those who do not comply with the US' imperialist demands. The Black Alliance for Peace (BAP) organized a week of actions to coincide with Biden's summit. Clearing the FOG speaks with Rose Brewer of BAP's Africa Team about the long history of US interv…

_____ (2022-12-20). SWAT Teams Attack Atlanta Forest Encampments. popularresistance.org On Tuesday and Wednesday this week, SWAT teams and other armed police officers from eight different federal, state, county, and city police agencies conducted a raid on those camping out in the Atlanta forest in hopes of preventing the construction of a 85-acre police training facility that opponents have dubbed "Cop City." | During the raid, police shot tear gas and plastic bullets and forced people out of the forest at gunpoint. Police in Bobcats and other heavy equipment destroyed treehouses, a communal kitchen, and other infrastructure built by those dedicated to the defense of the forest. | By the end of the…

_____ (2022-12-20). As Afghans Suffer, US Stalls On Plan To Return Central Bank Funds. popularresistance.org The Taliban seized power in Afghanistan in August 2021 and, in response, Europe, the United Arab Emirates and the United States froze the Afghan central bank's roughly $9 billion in foreign assets‚Äâ—‚Äâ$7 billion of which was under control of the United States. | Without access to these funds‚Äâ—‚Äâalongside a lattice of sanctions, a decline in humanitarian aid and harsh political turmoil under Taliban rule‚Äâ—‚ÄâAfghanistan has been led into an economic collapse with a dramatic uptick in pover…

_____ (2022-12-20). Housing Rights Groups Renew Calls For Expropriation Of Private Properties. popularresistance.org Berlin, Germany – A coalition of housing rights activists and groups has condemned the Berlin State's slow approach in implementing the mandate of the 2021 referendum on the appropriation of properties of large private corporations in the housing and real estate sector. Last week, the Deutsche Wohnen & Co Enteignen (Expropriate Deutsche Wohnen & Co Initiative, DWE), formed by housing rights activists and groups in Berlin, gave an ultimatum to the Social Democratic Party (SPD)-Greens-Die Linke (The Left) coalition to present a roadmap for the socialization of private real estate properties in the city wi…

_____ (2022-12-20). 2022 In Review: Harsh Conditions, Good Surprises. popularresistance.org Was it the pandemic? Was it new disasters from climate change? Was it the fact that employers are still begging for more workers? | Whatever it was, workers were ready to throw down this year. In the face of inflation and short-staffing we demanded more money in our paychecks, and more time for our lives outside of work. We organized; we even exercised our strike muscles. And crucially, union members stood up to demand more from their unions and their leadership. | Workers overturned a lot of conventional wisdom in 2022. | Small shops are supposed to be nearly impossible to organize, yet it was just a year ago th…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-20). FM voices Iran's readiness to develop ties with entire region. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (MNA) — A regional conference with the participation of delegations from the regional countries as well as France and the European Union was held in the Jordanian capital of Amman on Tuesday.

____ (2022-12-20). EU approves deal on tax rate. ecns.cn Long-running efforts to introduce a worldwide minimum tax rate for multinationals of 15 percent have come a significant step closer to success after the European Union.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-20). Iran's trade with Persian Gulf states tops $20 bn in 8 months. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (MNA) — Iran's exports to Persian Gulf states reached 25.01 million tons worth $8.87 billion while imports stood at 8.19 million tons worth $11.35 billion.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-20). $4.7 bn worth of goods exported from Iran's Khuzestan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (MNA) — A total of 11.38 million tons of goods worth $4.7 billion were exported from the southwestern Khuzestan Province of Iran, a local official said.

Editor (2022-12-20). Congress Just Passed $858 Billion Military Budget, But GOP Is Blocking $12 Billion to Fight Child Poverty. scheerpost.com

A Guest Author (2022-12-20). German Peace Council statement: 'On the way to a new world order ‚àí for cooperation instead of confrontation!'. workers.org German Peace Council (Friedensratschlag) The text below is the final statement of the German Federal Peace Council from the 29th Nationwide Peace Council on Dec. 10-11, 2022, in Kassel, Germany. It is important to U.S. antiwar activists, as the debate within the movement in Germany mirrors what is taking place . . . |

A Guest Author (2022-12-20). German Peace Council statement'On the way to a new world order ‚àí for cooperation instead of confrontation!'. workers.org German Peace Council (Friedensratschlag) The text below is the final statement of the German Federal Peace Council from the 29th Nationwide Peace Council on Dec. 10-11, 2022, in Kassel, Germany. It is important to U.S. antiwar activists, as the debate within the movement in Germany mirrors what is taking place . . . |

Dave DeCamp (2022-12-20). US Launches Raids in Eastern Syria, Says Six ISIS Members Captured. news.antiwar.com US Central Command on Tuesday said that US forces launched raids in eastern Syria and captured six ISIS "operatives," marking the second time this month that CENTCOM conducted operations against ISIS. "Over the past 48 hours, US Central Command forces conducted three helicopter raids in eastern Syria resulting in the detention of six ISIS operatives, …

Dean Baker (2022-12-20). Real Consumption Rises as Inflation Decimates People in Joe Biden's America. cepr.net I have been seeing various posts on Twitter from Republican politicians saying how Joe Biden's inflation is devastating families as we approach the holidays. Of course, it would be amazing if we didn't have some discomfort given a worldwide pandemic and a major war in Europe, but we can't expect that Republican politicians would know …

WSWS (2022-12-20). Escalating assault on workers' living standards in New Zealand. wsws.org The Reserve Bank last month admitted that it is seeking to trigger a recession and hundreds of thousands of job losses, while the Labour Party government is presiding over soaring living costs.

Brett Wilkins (2022-12-20). Warren, Jacobs Accuse Pentagon of Vastly Undercounting Civilians Killed by US Military. commondreams.org "This vast difference between independent reporting and the DOD investigation raises concerns and undermines DOD credibility on civilian casualty reporting," the lawmakers wrote.

____ (2022-12-20). Paradigm shift key to carbon neutrality goals. ecns.cn The transition toward carbon neutrality is a paradigm shift and policymakers have to bring this concept into the policy-forming process while they are thinking about how to balance development and climate objectives, experts said.

Suheir Sheikh (2022-12-20). Turning trash into a work of art. america.cgtn.com In Venezuela, a local artist is making a statement about protecting the environment, using plastic bottle caps to transform empty walls. Oscar Olivares hopes to fight climate change, building a community for ecological awareness while bringing beauty to abandoned spaces. CGTN's Mary Triny Mena reports.

Brett Wilkins (2022-12-20). Experts Welcome New Biden Policy to Facilitate Humanitarian Aid in Sanctioned Nations. commondreams.org "As the U.S. deepens its reliance on sanctions, it is all the more important to ensure that exemptions are effective and universal," said one advocate. "The administration took an important step toward that end today."

Mark Gruenberg (2022-12-20). No contract, no coffee: Starbucks baristas strike, demand bargaining. peoplesworld.org In Seattle, Starbucks baristas at CEO Howard Schultz's home store, The Roastery, brought Scabby the Rat to their picket line. Chants and signs from coast to coast—including in crayon on a Baltimore County, Md., car—declared: "No contract, no coffee!" At an unidentified Starbucks, Santa had to strike: "Even my elves are in unions!" he said …

Owen Schalk (2022-12-20). Ecological imperialism and the Canadian mining industry. mronline.org In 2013, Edward Snowden's leak of documents pertaining to the inner workings of National Security Agency (NSA) sparked international revelations about the reach and unaccountability of Washington's international surveillance apparatus. One series of documents that remain understudied, however, concern similar activities orchestrated by the Canadian government.

Editor (2022-12-20). 2022 — The year of the workers. workers.org This is the year of striking, fighting workers in the U.S. — coal miners, warehouse workers, nurses, baristas, prisoners, teachers and more. You've seen the numbers. On Jan. 1, there was one unionized Starbucks store — on Elmwood Ave. in Buffalo, New York. By Dec. 9 — the one-year anniversary . . . |

en.mehrnews (2022-12-20). US not seeking to really remove sanctions in talks: analyst. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (MNA) — An Iranian political analyst said that the US is not seeking the actual removal of sanctions on Iran and is waiting for its hybrid war to yield results and for Tehran to make concessions in the talks.

Ralph Nader (2022-12-20). Democrats' Fantasies About Midterms Could Cost Party Big in 2024. commondreams.org It isn't as if citizen advocates and civic organizations have neglected to advise, warn and urge the Democratic Party to win by standing for the people with authentic policies, messages, strategies, tactics, rebuttals and pithy slogans.

Dennis Broe (2022-12-20). Top 25 series for 2022: Rising above the corporate glut. peoplesworld.org In the wake of the near collapse of the major streaming services in 2022, and parallel to the wave of retrenchment and belt-tightening, series—though many of them commissioned before disaster struck—still trended toward homogenization, most rolling off a similar conveyor belt. A second 2022 trend was toward ever higher budgets as streamers adopted and adapted …

WSWS (2022-12-20). Canada preparing to lead new military intervention in imperialist-ravaged Haiti. wsws.org Under conditions where Haiti's 11 million inhabitants face a desperate health and social crisis and where there is mass opposition towards the US-installed government of President Ariel Henry, Washington and its imperialist allies are preparing to stabilize capitalist rule on the island nation through military force.

Anonymous103 (2022-12-20). Military Situation In Yemen On December 20, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org

WSWS (2022-12-20). Days after Congress passed anti-strike law, railroads launch major escalation in campaign for one-man crews. wsws.org The move is being presented by the railroads as merely shifting conductors to the new "expediter," but this cannot conceal the fact that the proposal is for one-man crews, which will lead to major job losses.

Rian Overy (2022-12-20). Online therapy can help treat symptoms of depression. healtheuropa.com According to a new study, online therapy and smart devices can help identify and treat symptoms of depression and anxiety. Amid a shortage of therapists, more people are seeking digital interventions to treat mental health problems. Through these digital interventions, elements of psychological treatment are offered via computer programmes and mobile applications. Combating the global …

Manlio Dinucci (2022-12-20). L'Iran com'è (e non come ce lo fa vedere il mainstream). globalresearch.ca In questa puntata realizzata con la collaborazione del giornalista Max Civili, Grandangolo (nel format Dentro la Notizia) mostra la realtà iraniana attraverso un autorevole testimone che la vive dall'interno: il prof. Raffaele Mauriello, professore alla Facoltà di Letteratura Persiana e …

____ (2022-12-20). Cross-Straits parties come together to create better rural areas in Fujian. ecns.cn Fujian province will support 100 rural construction projects carried out by people from Taiwan every year in the province to promote rural vitalization and integrated development across the Taiwan Straits.

Staff (2022-12-20). Las diferencias entre conocimiento e ignorancia. cubadebate.cu Concluyó la vigésima edición de la serie de diálogos sobre Cuba en la política exterior de Estados Unidos, que organiza el Centro de Investigaciones de Política Internacional en el Instituto Superior de Relaciones Internacionales Raúl Roa. Una conclusión se dibujó en el ambiente del intercambio: los que están a favor o en contra de una relación más racional entre ambos países se dividen por consideraciones políticas, ideológicas, de conveniencia o interés personal, éticas y muchas otras, pero a estas habrá que agregar las diferencias entre el conocimiento y la ignorancia…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-20). Gunmen kill over 20 villagers in northern Nigeria. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (MNA) — More than 20 villagers were killed in two separate attacks by gunmen in the troubled northern state of Kaduna in Africa's population giant Nigeria, local officials said Monday.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-20). Mehran border registers 55% increase in foreign transit. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (MNA) — A total of 75,972 tons of foreign goods were transited from the Mehran Border Terminal in 8 months, a local official said.

teleSUR, DRL (2022-12-20). Constitucional detiene tramitación parlamentaria en España. telesurtv.net El presidente del Gobierno español, Pedro Sánchez, dijo que acataría la decisión, no obstante tomará contramedidas.

teleSUR, rzr, YSM (2022-12-20). Bolivia será sede de VIII Congreso Mundial de la Quinua en 2023. telesurtv.net "La quinua es el alimento más completo que tiene la humanidad y Bolivia es uno de los grandes productores ", destacó el mandatario.

Editor (2022-12-20). Climate change: Co-extinction will cause loss of a quarter of species by 2100, says study. mronline.org In a recent study published in Science, scientists analysed how the co-extinction of species accelerates the overall loss of biodiversity and predicted possible loss.

Prof. Jacques Prescott (2022-12-20). It is no longer enough to put it in a vacuum to protect nature. globalresearch.ca As COP 15 prepares to adopt the objective of dedicating 30% of the planet to the creation of protected areas, there is reason to wonder whether this solution is the best in a context where the rapid evolution of the …

teleSUR, jaa, YSM (2022-12-20). Caricom llama a aumentar la integración regional. telesurtv.net Se destacó la iniciativa para reducir el cargo en la factura de importación de alimentos en un 25 por ciento.

Paul Haeder (2022-12-20). No Brainer: What is a Solstice? dissidentvoice.org It is always funny and sad reading reports from the Chronicle of Higher Education, and now, drum roll, a 26-page report: A 'Stunning' Level of Student Disconnection Professors are reporting record numbers of students checked out, stressed out, and unsure of their future. In 20 years of teaching at Doane University, Kate Marley has never seen anything …

Staff (2022-12-20). Seleccionan a los mejores peloteros cubanos de este 2022. cubadebate.cu Los lanzadores Raidel Martínez y Marlon Vega fueron elegidos como mejores exponentes del beisbol cubano en el año que termina, informó hoy la comisión nacional de ese deporte. La lista de reconocimientos fue comentada a los medios en el Salón Adolfo Luque, del Estadio Latinoamericano.

teleSUR, gao, SH (2022-12-20). Haití despliega campaña de vacunación contra el cólera. telesurtv.net La campaña contra el cólera comenzará por la población infantil, sector que acumula casi la mitad de los casos confirmados.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-20). Iran exported nanotech products to 48 countries last year. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (MNA) — Iranian nanotechnology manufacturing companies have exported their products to 48 countries during the past Iranian year 1400 (March 21, 2021- March 20, 2022).

teleSUR, hvh, JCM (2022-12-20). Fiscales chilenos inician paro por mejoras salariales. telesurtv.net Los fiscales exigen ser incorporados al reajuste del 12 por ciento para el año 2023 anunciado por el Gobierno chileno.

Narkys Blanco (2022-12-20). Venezuela's Great Housing Mission Reaches 4.3-Million-Home Milestone. orinocotribune.com This Monday, Venezuela celebrated the milestone of constructing 4.3 million homes through the Great Housing Mission of Venezuela (GMVV), launched in 2011 under the government of Hugo Chávez. | The delivery ceremony was held in the state of Lara. "We did it: 4.3 million homes," said Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro. "We are going the way of Chávez, building well-being for the Venezuelan people." | A newly built housing complex in Lara includes a Comprehensive Diagnostic Center (CDI), a pharmacy, a Simoncito "Fruto Vivas" Bolivarian Initial Education Center, a sports field, a peace quadrant to guarantee the…

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

Rian Overy (2022-12-20). Defence's novel Accutox intranasal reduces % of cancer nodules. healtheuropa.com Defense Therapeutics, a Canadian biopharmaceutical company specialising in the development of immune-oncology vaccines and drug delivery technologies, has just completed a pre-clinical study using its intranasal formulation of AccuTOXTM in the context of animals with pre-established lung cancer. The study shows that AccuTOXTM administration as a combination therapy with the immune-checkpoint inhibitor anti-PD1 dramatically reduces …

Staff (2022-12-20). La imagen de día: Elegimos creer y se dio. cubadebate.cu Un diálogo en redes sociales, amor y fe en el triunfo por la tercera Copa Mundial de Argentina.

The Lever (2022-12-20). 🎁 Give The Gift Of Clarity And Insight 🎁. levernews.com

____ (2022-12-20). 400 U.S. troops sent to border as Supreme Court halts lifting asylum-limiting policy. ecns.cn The U.S. state Texas on Monday deployed more than 400 National Guard troops and other personnel to El Paso, as the U.S. Supreme Court temporarily halted the termination of an asylum-limiting policy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

____ (2022-12-20). Beijing to see severe cases peak next 1-2 weeks amid surging COVID-19: expert. ecns.cn Last week saw an extraordinary peak of COVID-19 cases in Beijing, resembling a pandemic tsunami, said Wang Guangfa, from the Respiratory Department of Peking University First Hospital.

Andrew Wright (2022-12-20). Bacteria killing coral reefs off Florida coast as sewage pours into ocean. peoplesworld.org MIAMI—Escaping the throes of winter, tourists and snowbirds alike may find themselves on the beaches they seek but not necessarily under the conditions they want: Signs that read "High bacteria levels, swimming not recommended, increased risk of illness at this time" are becoming an all-too-common sight on the Florida coast. The bacteria that the signs …

teleSUR, gao, JCM (2022-12-20). Ascienden a 51 los muertos por brote de cólera en Nigeria. telesurtv.net Hasta el momento existen 10 poblados contagiados con el virus del cólera en Nigeria.

Michael Welch, Richard Gage, Carol Brouillet, Barrie Zwicker,, Elizabeth Woodworthj (2022-12-20). Modern Prophet in the Age of US Empire: A Tribute to David Ray Griffin. dissidentvoice.org I close with the observation that, insofar as Americans participate in this anti-imperialist movement, their activities will be deeply patriotic, because they will be seeking to call our nation back to its moral ideals, which stand diametrically opposed to the values implicit in the global domination project. — David Ray Griffin1 LISTEN TO THE SHOW Near …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-12-20). Two Speeches — Two Worldviews. libya360.wordpress.com Christopher Black 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,…

Suheir Sheikh (2022-12-20). America's opioid epidemic. america.cgtn.com Health experts say America's opioid epidemic is getting worse. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, fatality rates from drug overdoses have continued to rise across the country. Philadelphia, perhaps best known as the city where the U.S. Declaration of Independence was signed, is …

Thierry Meyssan (2022-12-20). Après Bush, Obama et Biden, rétablir la liberté d'expression en Occident. thealtworld.com Les présidents républicain George Bush Jr, et démocrates Barack Obama et Joe Biden ont détruit la liberté d'expression en Occident. Tous trois sont parvenus à faire des principaux médias des soutiens de leur idéologie commune. En deux décennies, la presse a fermé les yeux sur tout ce qui contredit les discours officiels de Washington et s'est convertie à ses inepties. Le jacksonien Donald Trump a fait du rétablissement de la liberté d'expression l'axe de sa campagne de 2024. Il est pour le moment le seul candidat à se positionner ainsi. | Le candidat Donald Trump a prononcé, jeudi 15 décembre 2022, son premier di…

WSWS (2022-12-20). Farha: Film about Israeli atrocities in 1948 comes under attack. wsws.org The new film, in fictional form, puts a human face on the events.

Staff (2022-12-20). Primer ministro de Bahamas rinde tributo a José Martí. cubadebate.cu El primer ministro de Bahamas, Philip Davis, en visita oficial a Cuba, rindió tributo este martes al Héroe Nacional José Martí con una ofrenda floral frente a la estatua ecuestre que evoca al Apóstol de la independencia en el Parque 13 de marzo, en La Habana Vieja. Davis arribó al país este lunes con una agenda que incluye conversaciones con autoridades cubanas.

teleSUR, odr, YSM (2022-12-20). ONU convocará Cumbre de Ambición Climática para 2023. telesurtv.net El líder mundial convocará a "una acción climática nueva, tangible y creíble para acelerar el ritmo del cambio".

Thierry Meyssan (2022-12-20). Después de Bush, de Obama y Biden, hay que ‚Äéreinstaurar la libertad de expresión en Occidente. thealtworld.com El presidente republicano George Bush hijo y los demócratas Barack Obama y Joe ‚ÄéBiden han destruido la libertad de expresión en Occidente. Por dos décadas, la prensa ‚Äéha venido mirando hacia otro lado para no ver todo lo que contradice los discursos ‚Äéoficiales de Washington y ha optado por repetir todo tipo de idioteces. Sin embargo, ‚ÄéDonald Trump ha centrado su campaña para la elección presidencial de 2024 en el ‚Äéregreso a la libertad de expresión. Por ahora, es el único candidato que adopta esa ‚Ä&eacu…

teleSUR, SH (2022-12-20). Uruguay supera el millón de casos confirmados de coronavirus. telesurtv.net Uruguay acumula 1.002.988 casos de Covid-19 desde el comienzo de la pandemia.

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2022-12-20). "Putin Has Misread the West (And) if He Doesn't Wake Up Soon, Armageddon Is Upon Us" globalresearch.ca

en.mehrnews (2022-12-20). Iran's Mahallat earns over $20m from flowers, plants export. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (MNA) — A total of $20.93 million worth of goods have been exported from Mahallat County in the Markazi Province of Iran, since the beginning of the current Iranian year on March 21, according to a local official.

teleSUR, HR, JGN, SH (2022-12-20). Conoce 5 ideas para celebrar la solidaridad humana. telesurtv.net La solidaridad se identificó como uno de los valores fundamentales para las relaciones internacionales y para el beneficio de quienes sufren o tienen menos.

Brett Wilkins (2022-12-20). Calls for US Facial Recognition Ban Grow After Mom Booted From Theater Over Her Job. commondreams.org "This is exactly why we need an outright ban on all use of facial recognition surveillance in places of public accommodation like bars, restaurants, retail stores, and music and sports venues," said one digital rights campaigner.

WSWS (2022-12-20). Workers speak from the picket lines of largest nurses strike in UK history. wsws.org Up to 100,000 National Health Service (NHS) nurses took action throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland. They struck at nearly 80 employers, including major hospitals in London, Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool, Bradford Cambridge and Nottingham.

G. Dunkel (2022-12-20). La especulación tecnológica quiebra: decenas de miles de despedidos. workers.org Decenas de miles de trabajadores del sector tecnológico han sido despedidos este año de 2022. Las estimaciones varían, dependiendo de cuándo se empiece a contar -enero o junio- y de cómo se clasifique a los trabajadores. La clase capitalista, que ha utilizado la "alta tecnología" para bajar los salarios de . . . |

manager (2022-12-20). The Extent and Demographics of Long COVID Disability in United States. cepr.net People who have been infected with the respiratory virus that causes COVID-19 can experience long-term negative effects from the infection. These lasting effects are typically referred to as Long COVID. The most frequently reported Long COVID symptoms include difficulty concentrating or thinking ("brain fog"), difficulty breathing, fatigue that interferes with daily life, post-exertional malaise, and …

en.mehrnews (2022-12-20). Isfahan Refinery's Euro-5 diesel production increases by 300%. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (MNA) — Diesel production complying with Euro-5 standards at the Isfahan Oil Refining Company has increased by 300% to reach 20 million liters per day, the oil minister said.

teleSUR, JCM (2022-12-20). Realizan Caravana de los Campeones por calles de Buenos Aires. telesurtv.net Arrancó la caravana desde el predio de la Asociación del Fútbol Argentino (AFA) en Ezeiza hasta la plaza del Obelisco.

Staff (2022-12-20). Inundaciones costeras en Cuba, su impacto y clasificación. cubadebate.cu En la actualidad, los fenómenos meteorológicos y climáticos extremos, evidencian un incremento sustancial en diferentes regiones del planeta, tanto en frecuencia como en intensidad, lo que ha provocado pérdidas de vidas humanas, así como múltiples daños materiales y de infraestructura.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-20). Tehran-Dushanbe weekly flights to reach 23. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (MNA) — The number of weekly flights between Iran and Tajikistan will increase from the current nine to 23.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-20). ISIL attack on Iraq's Diyala leaves at least 8 dead. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (MNA) — An ISIL terrorist attack on a village in the Diyala Province of Iraq left at least eight killed and four injured, a medical source said.

Staff (2022-12-20). Accidente de tránsito en Matanzas deja 16 lesionados. cubadebate.cu Cerca de las 6: 40 pm de este lunes un ómnibus de transportación de trabajadores de la Empresa de Perforación y Extracción de Petróleo del Centeo (EPEP) sufrió daños en sus dos neumáticos traseros, lo que provocó que el vehículo se volcara en las inmediaciones del poblado de Ategorrieta, en el matancero municipio Martí.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-20). Iran reportedly offers long-term cooperation deal to India. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (MNA) — An Indian website has quoted two Indian officials as saying that Tehran has offered New Delhi a strategic deal for long-term cooperation.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-20). Turkmen FM says no limits to expand ties with Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (MNA) — Turkmenistan's foreign minister said in a telephone conversation with his Iranian counterpart Amir-Abdollahian that his country has no limits in developing relations with Iran.

Editor (2022-12-20). News Sites Took Nearly $1 Million From Consultant Pushing Power Companies' Agenda: Report. scheerpost.com One climate writer said the new exposé, published by NPR and Floodlight, "pulls back the curtain on yet another insidious corporate strategy to erode the core tenets of democracy for profit."

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-12-20). Colombian Guerrilla Group ELN Declares Temporary Unilateral Ceasefire. libya360.wordpress.com Peoples Dispatch The ceasefire is set to last from December 24 until January 2, 2023 "to create an atmosphere of peace" over Christmas and New Year. The announcement comes just days after the conclusion of the first round of peace talks between the ELN and the Colombian government The National Liberation Army (ELN), a left-wing…

teleSUR, gao, DRL (2022-12-20). Supremo de EE. UU. mantiene norma legal contra inmigrantes. telesurtv.net Gobernadores de 19 estados se manifestaron en contra de la derogación del Título 42 impuesto por Donald Trump.

Melanie Topjian (2022-12-20). Senior & disabled homeowners – need help with home repairs? indybay.org The Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development has a program offering up to $ ,000 for major home repairs to eligible homeowners.

Brenda Norrell (2022-12-20). Paiute and Shoshone Elders Evicted from Homes with No Place to Go in Winnemucca, Nevada. indybay.org WINNEMUCCA INDIAN COLONY, Nevada — In a cruel action during winter, the Winnemucca Tribal Court evicted Paiute and Shoshone elders without a trial, and banished people from their homes with no place to go in northern Nevada. Elders' homes and possessions have been burned and demolished, and utility lines cut, attorneys said.

C.J. Atkins (2022-12-20). Veredicto final del comité del 6 de enero: enjuiciar a Trump. peoplesworld.org Donald Trump cometió múltiples delitos cuando intentó derrocar al gobierno el 6 de enero de 2021, y por eso debe ser acusado por el Departamento de Justicia. Esa fue la recomendación que provino del Comité Selecto de la Cámara que investigaba el golpe de Estado de Trump cuando concluyó su investigación el lunes 19 de …

en.mehrnews (2022-12-20). Iranian-Pakistani commanders stress stepped-up defense coop. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (MNA) — The chief of staff of Iran's Armed Forces spoke on phone with general Asim Munir, Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff on Tuesday to stress the broadening of bilateral defense cooperation.

WSWS (2022-12-20). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org Nurses in Marina Del Rey, California, staged a walkout while those in Burbank picketed and thousands of New York City private hospital nurses meanwhile appeared set to overwhelmingly grant strike authorization as patient loads surge during "tridemic" of COVID, flu and RSV.

Staff (2022-12-20). Palestinian prisoner Nasser Abu Hmeid dies in occupation prisons in latest crime of medical neglect. samidoun.net Palestinian prisoner and freedom fighter Nasser Abu Hmeid died in the morning of Tuesday, 20 December 2022 after falling into a coma, becoming the latest symbol of the devastation caused by the Israeli occupation's policy of medical negligence. Abu Hmeid, , from Al-Amari refugee camp, passed away in Assaf Harofeh hospital, having been repeatedly denied …

Anonymous Contributor (2022-12-20). "We are All Forest Defenders": Atlanta Takes to the Streets Against Repression. itsgoingdown.org Report from the streets of Atlanta, as community members mobilize against repression of forest defenders as the State moves to attack the movement against Cop City. For more background on the struggle, see our interview with Kamau Franklin of Community Movement Builders. Just under 200 people gathered in East Atlanta Village on December 17th, 2022…

Lupe Fernandez-Nuñez, Shane Mosley (2022-12-20). Supporters rally for Mumia Abu-Jamal as court considers evidence showing police, DA corruption. liberationnews.org The courtroom on Friday was packed with a crowd consisting mostly of Mumia's supporters with many more waiting outside and rallying in the streets.

Staff (2022-12-20). Etecsa informa sobre medida para que más usuarios puedan adquirir tarjetas USIM. cubadebate.cu Ante la inquietud de algunos clientes respecto a la activación de líneas móviles, Etecsa informa que debido a los niveles de disponibilidad de tarjetas USIM en estos momentos en la red comercial, la adquisición de líneas móviles estará limitada de manera temporal a una por persona para garantizar que más clientes puedan adquirirlas en CUP en estas fechas.

Christian Noakes (2022-12-20). "Everything that is human is ours": The political and cultural vanguardism of Antonio Gramsci and José Carlos Mariátegui. mronline.org Within the heterogenous tradition of Marxism there are two diametrically opposed conceptions of popular culture: the elitist and vanguardist.

Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis (2022-12-20). Dreams of Democracy This Christmas. commondreams.org Non-partisan polls continue to reaffirm that the majority of the country supports more economic, racial, and gender justice.

Anonymous103 (2022-12-20). Israeli Air Force Hit Damascus Outskirts Wounding Two Syrian Servicemen. southfront.org At night, Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) hit targets near the Syrian capital of Damascus. As a result of the attack, two Syrian soldiers were wounded. | The footage shared from the spot confirmed at least one explosion on the Damascus outskirts. | According to the Syrian news agency SANA, some missiles were intercepted and that the strikes caused some damage but didn't specify what the targets were.A military source said in a statement to SANA that "At about 12: 30 a.m., the Israeli enemy launche…

teleSUR, DRL (2022-12-20). Tribunal juzga a militar a tres años del estallido social en Chile. telesurtv.net La Fiscalía y los abogados querellantes solicitan 12 años de prisión para el militar, acusado por "apremios ilegítimos".

Adam Dick (2022-12-20). Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Andrew Napolitano, a 2024 Third-Party Presidential Ticket? globalresearch.ca

Catherine Salgado (2022-12-20). Insider Tells Tucker Carlson That CIA Was Directly Involved in JFK Assassination. globalresearch.ca

Dr. James Willis (2022-12-20). Teachers Must Protect Muslim Students. commondreams.org Around the world and in the United States, the Muslim population is growing. This former teacher's Muslim students are part of her future, and so they should be protected today.

Andrew Perez (2022-12-20). Congress Still Protecting Dark Money Donors. levernews.com As part of its year-end omnibus spending bill, Congress will once again help "dark money" donors hide their identities from the public and ensure the government cannot crack down on dark money nonprofits that spend the bulk of their revenue on politics.With Republicans set to take over the House in January, Democratic lawmakers are throwing in the towel on efforts to end the political dark money era. Provisions in the $1.7 trillion spending bill, which is often used as a vehicle to enact controversial measures because it funds critical government operations, will prohibit the Biden administration officials from…

____ (2022-12-20). 8th Thangka painting exhibition kicks off. ecns.cn The 8th Thangka painting exhibition kicked off on Monday. More than works were on display at the exhibition. Thangka, a Tibetan scroll-banner depicting various kinds of contents, is known as a Tibetan "encyclopedia."

KATIE (2022-12-20). Palestinian political prisoner, Nasser Abu Hmeid dies due to Israeli medical negligence. bdsmovement.net

Staff (2022-12-20). Sesión plenaria del Décimo Congreso de la FEU contó con la presencia del presidente Miguel Díaz-Canel. cubadebate.cu Con la presencia del primer secretario del Partido y presidente de la República, Miguel Díaz-Canel, comenzó en el Palacio de Convenciones la sesión plenaria del Décimo Congreso de la FEU. La inauguración se inició con la ceremonia de colocación frente al plenario de la mascarilla mortuoria de Mella y el micrófono usado por José Antonio Echeverría en su alocución del 13 de marzo.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-20). Iran, Oman FMs discuss regional cooperation. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (MNA) — Iranian top diplomat Hossein Amir-Abdollahian in a meeting with his Omani counterpart Sayyid Badr Albusaidi stressed the need for regional cooperation.

____ (2022-12-20). I Know The Long Weekend Is Coming. smoothiex12.blogspot.com But I want to repeat something what I posted a few months ago, about the death of (Western) civilization by legendary Joe Lynn Turner. And then Joe provides this masterpiece. Not surprisingly,

en.mehrnews (2022-12-20). Iran comes second in Asia in FIFA new ranking. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (MNA) — The latest report released by FIFA shows that Team Melli has come second in Asia.

Lucrecia Franco (2022-12-20). Brazilian favelas facing hunger ahead of Christmas. america.cgtn.com While the world was struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic and slower economic growth, there has been a big jump in the number of Brazilians facing hunger. Against this backdrop, a Christmas food donation campaign is underway in the country's favelas to help people in …

teleSUR, gao, SH (2022-12-20). La ONU aprueba resolución sobre derechos de pueblos indígenas. telesurtv.net Por primera vez se reconoce oficialmente el derecho de autodeterminación de los Pueblos Indígenas en sus modos de vida y tradiciones.

teleSUR, rzr, YSM (2022-12-20). Países Bajos pide disculpas por su pasado esclavista. telesurtv.net El 1 de julio de 2023 se conmemorarán 160 años de la abolición de la esclavitud en Paises Bajos.

PACBI (2022-12-20). Support for Palestinian Rights Wins Big at the Men's World Cup. bdsmovement.net

____ (2022-12-20). Chinese, French FMs meet on ties. ecns.cn Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with French Foreign Affairs Minister Catherine Colonna via video link on Monday.

WSWS (2022-12-20). Thirty five years since the death of comrade Keerthi Balasuriya. wsws.org The lessons from comrade Keerthi's two-decades of political life are crucial for the current generation of workers and youths who are increasingly coming into revolutionary struggles against crisis-ridden global capitalism.

Staff (2022-12-20). Emotivos videos de Messi y CONMEBOL por el triunfo argentino en la Copa del Mundo. cubadebate.cu En la previa de los festejos de la selección argentina en el centro porteño, Lionel Messi publicó un video con imágenes de su infancia, sus primeras veces adentro de una cancha de fútbol y su camino en la Albiceleste. "Siempre tuve el sueño de ser Campeón del Mundo", escribió en el posteo donde también habló de Diego Maradona y la final de 2014 ante Alemania.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-20). Pakistan stresses development of cooperation with Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (MNA) — Referring to the friendly and brotherly relations between Islamabad and Tehran, the Pakistani new army commander stresses the necessity of developing bilateral cooperation, especially in the economic sector.

teleSUR, gao, SH (2022-12-20). Investigan hallazgo de seis cadáveres en Tijuana, México. telesurtv.net Los cuerpos fueron hallados accidentalmente al remolcar una camioneta abandonada en el estacionamiento.

Monet Bailey (2022-12-20). Genome sequencing could improve routine care of rare diseases. healtheuropa.com Introducing genome sequencing into the routine care of inherited rare and serious conditions could improve disease management. Standard genetic testing typically focuses on a small number of genes; however, this approach is not future-proof with rare diseases requiring a more in-depth process for managing their symptoms and care. Whole genome sequencing involves reading the entire …

Sarah Lazare (2022-12-20). Millions of Afghans Are Starving as US Stalls on Returning Central Bank Funds. commondreams.org In September, the U.S. created a foundation that was supposed to unfreeze Afghanistan's foreign assets. Yet, interviews with trustees reveal that, in three months, no funds have been disbursed—or concrete plans made—to help the Afghan people.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-12-20). Cuba — US: The Differences Between Knowledge and Ignorance. libya360.wordpress.com José Ramón Cabañas Rodríguez The twentieth edition of the series of dialogues on Cuba in U.S. foreign policy, an exercise organized by the Center for International Policy Research (CIPI) at the headquarters of the Raúl Roa Higher Institute of International Relations since the dawn of the 21st century, has just concluded. On this occasion, some of…

Christine Harb, DO, MPH (2022-12-20). Minnesota nurses win major staffing and wage concessions on eve of strike. liberationnews.org MNA nurses will continue fighting to put patients before profits by protesting corporate healthcare mergers and monopolies that currently threaten choice, access, and affordability of healthcare.

SAM (2022-12-20). Will The Biodiversity Framework Actually Be Implemented? progressivehub.net BLANCA BEGERT | GRIST…

teleSUR, hvh, JCM (2022-12-20). Reportan sismo de 6,4 en el litoral norte de California, EE.UU. telesurtv.net Las autoridades no han emitido alerta de tsunami mientras no se reportan pérdida de vidas humanas ni heridos.

WSWS (2022-12-20). UAW presidential candidate Will Lehman submits official protest challenging voter suppression in elections. wsws.org The 122-page protest provides a detailed and comprehensive demonstration that, given the widespread suppression of the vote by the UAW bureaucracy, the election cannot be considered legitimate, and the results should not be certified.

Dr. Peter McCullough (2022-12-20). COVID-19 Vaccine Side Effects: "I Can't Hear You" globalresearch.ca

teleSUR, JCM (2022-12-20). Partidos de oposición forman coalición de Gobierno en Fiyi. telesurtv.net Sitiveni Rabuka prometió cambios importantes como primer ministro de la nación del Pacífico sur.

Julia Conley (2022-12-20). 'Uncompensated Allies': Report Details How US Stiffed Foreign Workers in Afghanistan. commondreams.org Tens of thousands of foreign workers supported the U.S. military in Afghanistan, but the Pentagon has failed to compensate many for injuries they suffered on the job.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-20). Iran's Amir-Abdollahian, EU's Borrell hold talks in Amman. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian met with EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell in the Jordanian capital on Tuesday.

____ (2022-12-20). Beijing launches online city service mini program. ecns.cn The Jingtong mini program, which provides convenient services for Beijing citizens and enterprises, entered trial operation Tuesday.

Dana Sanchez (2022-12-20). The Science Of Buying The Best Used Car: These Ones Are 10 Years Old But Give An Extra 100K Miles. moguldom.com Buying a used car has typically been considered a smart way to save money by avoiding the steep depreciation costs associated with new cars. However, used car prices have risen by percent since February 2020, the month before the pandemic shutdowns threw the global economy into turmoil. That means you may have to look …

teleSUR, pha, JGN, DRL (2022-12-20). øQué consecuencias dejó la invasión de EE.UU. a Panamá en 1989. telesurtv.net Las fatales consecuencias de la invasión estadounidense se han intentado contabilizar, pero la dimensión de los hechos y la confusión de aquellos años hacen que esta tarea sea difícil.

Monet Bailey (2022-12-20). Using Artificial Intelligence technology‚ÄØin the IVF embryo selection process. healtheuropa.com Researchers have developed an Artificial Intelligence technology that can determine in vitro fertilised embryo has a normal number of chromosomes. Having an abnormal number of chromosomes, a condition called aneuploidy, is a major reason why embryos derived from in vitro fertilisation (IVF) fail to implant or result in a healthy pregnancy. One of the current …

WSWS (2022-12-20). January 6 committee issues criminal referral charging Trump with four felony crimes. wsws.org The committee's final report focuses exclusively on Trump's role in the attempted coup, and is silent on the actions of the Pentagon, the intelligence agencies, and the Republican Party.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-20). 12 killed, 13 injured in gas cylinder blast in SW Pakistan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (MNA) — At least 12 people were killed and 13 others injured in a gas cylinder blast in a market in the Lasbela district of Pakistan's southwest Balochistan province, a local official said on Tuesday.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-20). Traditional Nabat factory in Iran's Yazd. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (MNA) — Footage shows a workshop in Iran's Yazd province that produces Rock candy (Nabat in Persian).

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-12-20). LeBron's Agent Rich Paul Is Writing A Memoir About His Life And Klutch Sports Agency: 3 Things To Know. moguldom.com Sports super-agent Rich Paul has traveled a unique path to success and he's finally ready to tell the world about the journey from his perspective in a new memoir slated for release in 2023. The founder of Klutch Sports Group, Paul's most prominent client is LeBron James, whom he first met in 2002. The 41-year-old mogul will …

Sam Ben-Meir (2022-12-20). Pyotr Kropotkin, 180 Years Later. dissidentvoice.org Anarchism is an aspect of socialism (among many others) that those of us wishing socialism, or some comparable form of resistance, to survive will have to think about again, this time without a prearranged sneer. — T.J. Clark, Farewell to an Idea This December 9 marked 180 years since the birth of Pyotr Kropotkin (1842-1921), …

en.mehrnews (2022-12-20). Perpetrators of Izeh terrorist attack arrested. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (MNA) — Two people involved in a deadly terrorist attack in Izeh, a city in Iran's southwestern province of Khuzestan, were arrested in a joint operation of the Intelligence Ministry, Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, and the Police.

Thierry Meyssan (2022-12-20). After Bush, Obama and Biden, restoring freedom of expression in the West. thealtworld.com Republican President George Bush Jr., and Democratic Presidents Barack Obama and Joe Biden have destroyed freedom of expression in the West. All three have managed to make the main media support their common ideology. In two decades, the press has turned a blind eye to anything that contradicts the official rhetoric from Washington and has become converted to its nonsense. The Jacksonian, Donald Trump, has made the restoration of freedom of speech the focus of his 2024 campaign. He is currently the only candidate to position himself in this way. | On Thursday, December 15, 2022, candidate Donald Trump gave his fi…

WSWS (2022-12-20). 9 million received misleading emails about their student debt forgiveness applications as Biden's cancellation program heads to Supreme Court. wsws.org Loan borrowers received an email with an incorrect subject line telling them their application for student debt relief had been approved, while the email only noted their application had been received. The error is the latest in a long line of blunders and setbacks for Biden's floundering debt relief program.

teleSUR, lvm SH (2022-12-20). Venezuela llega a las 4.300.000 viviendas entregadas de la GMVV. telesurtv.net Esta gestión benefició a 74 familias de trabajadores y trabajadoras del Instituto de Ferrocarriles del Estado (IFE) y 22 familias del poder popular organizado.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-20). Tehran derby btw Persepolis, Esteghlal ends in another draw. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (MNA) — The match between two Tehranian football rival teams ended in yet another draw on Tuesday.

Anonymous765 (2022-12-20). Locations Of US Carrier Strike Groups — December 20, 2022. southfront.org This is the newest update of the 'U.S. Carrier Strike Groups Locations Map' exclusive series showing the approximate locations of U.S. Carrier Strike Groups. SouthFront: Analysis & Intelligence tracks locations of U.S. aircraft carriers using the available open-source information. No classified information was used in production of the map. | Carrier strike group (CSG) is an operational formation of the United States Navy. It is centered on an aircraft carrier and a carrier air w…

teleSUR, odr, YSM (2022-12-20). Bolivia reporta 13.289 nuevos casos de Covid-19 en la última semana. telesurtv.net Según la cartera sanitaria, el aumento equivale al 119 por ciento en comparación con semanas anteriores.

Prof. Juan Cole (2022-12-20). 2022 Was Deadliest Year for Palestinians Under Occupation on Record, with 153 Killed by Israeli Forces, Squatters: UN. globalresearch.ca

____ (2022-12-20). Hong Kong video illuminates New York Times Square. ecns.cn Iconic scenes of Hong Kong light up the giant LED screen at New York Times Square ahead of its New Year's Eve Countdown in New York City, U.S., Dec. 18, 2022.

Dana Drugmand (2022-12-20). Courts Will Hear Groundbreaking Climate Cases in 2023. commondreams.org From Australia to the EU to the U.S., governments will be on trial as courts focus on climate.

Editor (2022-12-20). Mental Health of Incarcerated LGBTQ+ Youth Is Understudied — But New Analysis Shows Kids Are in Crisis. scheerpost.com Minnesota's Student Survey shows high suicidal ideation and self-harm — pointing to a broader problem that needs to be studied.

Staff (2022-12-20). Secretario General de la ONU convoca para 2023 a una cumbre sobre cambio climático "sin tonterías ni componendas" cubadebate.cu António Guterres urgió una vez más a líderes de todas las esferas de la sociedad a tomar medidas creíbles para mitigar el cambio climático. Es una de las cuestiones en las que escasean las buenas noticias, con las emisiones globales aumentando y el mundo alejándose del objetivo de limitar el aumento de la temperatura a 1.5 ∫C para fin de siglo, dijo.

Julia Conley (2022-12-20). Jan. 6 Panel 'Extensively Cooperating' With DOJ Trump Investigation: Report. commondreams.org The committee began sending documents regarding the former president's "fake electors" scheme to the department last week.

____ (2022-12-20). Chinese firms biggest sponsors of 2022 World Cup. ecns.cn Chinese enterprises spent most in sponsoring the 2022 Qatar World Cup, according to GlobalData, a data analytics and consulting company based in London, the Jiangxi Business News reported on Monday.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-20). Putting end to Iran's CSW membership result of foes' pressure. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (MNA) — The spokesperson for the Iranian Judiciary said that the UN resolution that terminated Iran's membership in the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) was due to foes' political pressure.

____ (2022-12-20). White House announces plan to address homelessness amid crisis in cities. ecns.cn The White House announced on Monday a plan to address homelessness as the crisis grows in U.S. cities.

teleSUR, rzr, SH (2022-12-20). Denuncian nuevo ataque aéreo israelí contra Siria. telesurtv.net Los sistemas de defensa de Siria lograron interceptar los misiles lanzados por Israel, indicaron las autoridades.

teleSUR, hvh, JCM (2022-12-20). Enfermeros británicos continúan en paro ante falta de diálogo. telesurtv.net La secretaria general de RCN apuntó que si el Gobierno no dialoga las huelgas continuarán el próximo mes de enero.

teleSUR, DRL (2022-12-20). Muere preso palestino con cáncer bajo custodia de Israel. telesurtv.net El estado de salud del reo comenzó a deteriorarse desde agosto de 2021, cuando se le diagnosticó un tumor de pulmón.

Mickey Z. (2022-12-20). This December 24, Have Yourself a Merry Little "Honest Media Day" dissidentvoice.org December 24 is I.F. Stone's birthday (he would have been 115). His journalistic example is about as good a reason as any to celebrate. Born Isador Feinstein, the incomparable I.F. "Izzy" Stone served as an editor at The Nation and worked for several other papers before founding his own journal in 1953 — with $3,000 …

____ (2022-12-20). Beijing accelerates delivery business recovery. ecns.cn Beijing was set to ensure smooth delivery to customers as the delivery sectors gradually resumed normal work.

Staff (2022-12-20). Mañana será feriado en Argentina, para celebrar el triunfo de la albiceleste el Mundial de Catar. cubadebate.cu El presidente argentino, Alberto Fernández, emitió hoy un decreto mediante el cual declaró feriado el día de mañana para permitir los festejos por el regreso de la selección de fútbol tras su triunfo en el Mundial de Catar. La Scaloneta derrotó a Francia el domingo y conquistó el tercer título de su historia en citas de ese nivel.

Julia Conley (2022-12-20). Groups Say US Spending Bill 'Heartlessly' Dooms Right Whales to Extinction. commondreams.org "A hundred years from now, no one will remember or care about the trivial victories Democrats will try to claim in this legislation, but they'll mourn the loss of the right whale," said one advocate.

teleSUR, DRL (2022-12-20). Unión Europea acuerda un tope al precio del gas ruso. telesurtv.net El mecanismo aprobado entraría en vigor el 1 de febrero de 2023 y se alcanzó y sin unanimidad entre los países miembros.

Marilyn Bechtel (2022-12-20). UC graduate student academic workers reach tentative pact, ratification vote underway. peoplesworld.org BERKELEY, Calif.—After many months of bargaining and five weeks on picket lines at University of California campuses throughout the state, Academic Student Employee and Student Researcher bargaining teams announced Dec. 16 that they have reached tentative agreement with the university. Ratification votes will take place through Dec. 23. The country's largest-ever strike in higher education …

Isabela Escalona (2022-12-20). Disabled Minnesotans Are Facing a Home Care Crisis. Workers Are Calling on Democrats to Change That. therealnews.com This story originally appeared in Gail Larson lives in Bloomington, Minnesota, with her fiancé, whom she has been partners with for 20 years. For years, they did not marry due to a federal law that prohibits most married people from working as Medicaid-funded personal care assistants (PCAs) for their spouses.* Her fiancé, Ronald, is a veteran who suffered a traumatic…

WSWS (2022-12-20). Minnesota Nurses Association pushes through contracts after blocking strike by 15,000 members. wsws.org After a nearly year-long campaign to wear down nurses, the MNA pushed through a deal that will cut real wages and perpetuate understaffing.

Kevin Gosztola (2022-12-20). How NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner Came To Support Prison Abolition. shadowproof.com Reality Winner is an NSA whistleblower who was harshly prosecuted under the Espionage Act, but she is also more than that. She is an advocate who has used the visibility gained from her case to promote an end to prisons in the United States.

teleSUR, odr, YSM (2022-12-20). Covid-19 sigue como primera causa de muerte en España. telesurtv.net En el primer semestre 2022, las muertes por Covid-19 se redujeron un 28, 6 por ciento.

Workers World Bureau (2022-12-20). Workers World's message for 2023: Fight for a socialist future! workers.org Workers World is a workers' newspaper, written by, for and about workers. Now at the end of the year, we hail the many struggles for union recognition and rights, higher wages and safer working conditions that took place in 2022, many of which have been covered in our pages. Workers . . . |

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-12-20). Why One Organization Dubbed the U.S.-Africa Summit the 'Meeting of Uncle Tom and Uncle Sam'. libya360.wordpress.com Julie Varughese U.S. President Joe Biden (center) at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit held Dec. 12-16 in Washington, D.C. On left is U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and on right is Senegalese President and African Union Chairperson Macky Sall / credit: The White House WASHINGTON, D.C.—It was a meeting of Uncle Tom and Uncle Sam. At…

Gideon Levy (2022-12-20). Israel's Far-right Government Removes the Mask that Enabled Western Complacency. globalresearch.ca

teleSUR, rzr, YSM (2022-12-20). Declaran alerta naranja en ocho distritos de Portugal por lluvia. telesurtv.net Los distritos en alerta naranja son Braga, Viana do Castelo, Oporto, Aveiro, Coimbra, Leiria, Setúbal y Lisboa.

Rian Overy (2022-12-20). One third of long Covid patients suffer from persistent loss of smell. healtheuropa.com According to the University of East Anglia (UEA), loss of smell is one of the most prevalent symptoms of long Covid patients. New research from UEA has revealed that almost a third of long Covid patients suffer persistent loss of smell. As well as this, almost one fifth of long Covid patients experience loss of …

en.mehrnews (2022-12-20). Powerful 6.4-magnitude earthquake rocks California. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (MNA) — A strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of northern California on Tuesday, the United States Geological Survey said.

teleSUR, SH (2022-12-20). Gobierno colombiano celebra nueva tregua del ELN. telesurtv.net A través de un comunicado el ELN afirmó que sigue comprometido en avanzar en el proceso de paz en estas fechas de navidad y año nuevo.

Staff (2022-12-20). Cambia el tono en el apoyo republicano a Trump. cubadebate.cu Tras los últimos sucesos, las respuestas divergentes entre republicanos son indicio de cuan rápido cambia el panorama político para Trump mientras enfrenta otra amenaza judicial, un mes después de que anunció su tercera campaña a la Casa Blanca. Es un cambio marcado para un partido definido, sobre todo, por su lealtad incondicional al exmandatario en años recientes.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-20). DPRK says bans not able to stop missile development program. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (MNA) — Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, says that her country is not afraid of sanctions and the bans won't stop DPRK from continuing its weapons development program.

teleSUR, lvm, YSM (2022-12-20). Suben a 31 los muertos por explosión de camión en Afganistán. telesurtv.net Hasta el momento, se reportan 37 heridos y los equipos de rescate continúan trabajando en la zona.

Dana Sanchez (2022-12-20). Rather Than Mark Valuations With 75-80% 'Down Rounds', Startups Buy Time With Convertible Debt. moguldom.com As venture capital deals dry up and layoffs mount in Silicon Valley, some leading startups are going into debt to cover costs and avoid a dreaded "down round" — a new funding round that would likely come with a reduced valuation in a changing market environment. Many private tech companies in the past year faced …

teleSUR, lvm, YSM (2022-12-20). Presidente de Cuba sostiene encuentro con canciller keniano. telesurtv.net El dignatario cubano resaltó los fuertes lazos de relaciones políticas y de cooperación e intercambio económico-comercial que les unen.

Emanuel Pastreich (2022-12-20). "Inside the COVID-19 Global Coup d'état". COVID-19 Was a Global Coup by Private Finance, IT, and Intelligence Complexes. globalresearch.ca

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

infobrics (2022-12-19). Kiev responds to Russian advancements by attacking civilians in Donbass. infobrics.org Situation of the civilians in central Donetsk is one of the worst in eight years.

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

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

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

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

àÅngel Guerra Cabrera (2022-12-19). Perú: El golpe derechista contra Pedro Castillo. globalizacion.ca Quienes se dicen satisfechos con la supuesta constitucionalidad de la brutal destitución del presidente Pedro Castillo por la dictadura parlamentaria peruana, le hacen un flaco favor al movimiento democrático y progresista, ya sea consciente o inconscientemente. | De la comprensión de…

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dan Collyns (2022-12-19). Tourists stranded amid Peru's political crisis. america.cgtn.com Peruvian President Dina Boluarte says she will not resign after deadly anti-government protests have raged for more than a week.

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

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

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

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

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

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2022-12-19). Former German Chancellor Merkel Admits that Minsk Peace Agreements Were Part of Scheme for Ukraine to Buy Time to Prepare for War with Russia. covertactionmagazine.com War was inevitable outcome of 2014 U.S.-backed coup in Ukraine Former German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in an interview with Die Zeit, published on December 7, that "the 2014 Minsk agreement was an attempt to give time to Ukraine. It…used this time to become stronger as can be seen today. The Ukraine of 2014-2015 is not the …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

infobrics (2022-12-19). Putin and Modi deepen "privileged strategic partnership" despite Western pressure. infobrics.org CIA chief is the latest official to disseminate fake news on Russian-Indian ties.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

infobrics (2022-12-19). American coercive anti-Chinese diplomacy in Asia risks backfiring. infobrics.org US aggressive policies towards China are alienating its Indo-Pacific partners as most of them wish to continue to trade with China.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pepe Escobar (2022-12-19). Xi of Arabia and the Petroyuan Drive. dissidentvoice.org Xi Jinping has made an offer difficult for the Arabian Peninsula to ignore: China will be guaranteed buyers of your oil and gas, but we will pay in yuan. It would be so tempting to qualify Chinese President Xi Jinping landing in Riyadh a week ago, welcomed with royal pomp and circumstance, as Xi of …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rania Khalek (2022-12-19). How US Freight Carriers Are Grinding Railway Workers to Exhaustion and Death. thealtworld.com Railroad workers are still fighting against the Biden/Congress pro-corporate imposed contract. The deal, which was rejected by over half of unionized rail workers, effectively denies their right to strike and collectively bargain. Following the vote, rallies have taken place across the country in solidarity with the rail workers. | Ross Grooters, working locomotive engineer and Co-chair of Railroad Workers United (RWU), explains the ongoing struggle and RWU's demand for public ownership of the railroads, instead of the billionaires.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ryan Black (2022-12-19). What If We Cut The Defense Budget To Give Americans Inflation Relief? progressivehub.net STEPHEN SEMLER | RESPONSIBLE STATECRAFT…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Zeina Al-Shaib (2022-12-19). New York's winter triple-demic. america.cgtn.com Healthcare professionals around New York are overwhelmed.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Alejandro Marcó del Pont (2022-12-19). øUn nuevo reinicio mundial? globalizacion.ca La esperanza es como el sol. Si sólo crees cuando lo ves, nunca pasará la noche (Leia Organa). El mundo se estremeció el 24 de febrero cuando, al parecer, el final del juego se instaló abruptamente sobre la mesa. | El…

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

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

Alasdair Baverstock (2022-12-19). United 2026, a continental World Cup. america.cgtn.com "United 2026" may be a return to a summer World Cup, but it brings its own set of changes to the event.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Staff (2022-12-19). Venezuela Fiercely Rejects US Senate's Passing of BOLIVAR Act. orinocotribune.com Caracas, December 18, 2022 ( "The regulations prohibit federal agencies from doing business with anyone wh…

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

Jorge Elbaum (2022-12-19). Razones de la aversión neoliberal al seleccionado, a Messi y a las celebraciones populares. globalizacion.ca La alegría y el entusiasmo multitudinario por la obtencipón de la Copa Mundial de Fútbol generan incomodidad y desconfianza entre los sectores oligárquicos de la Argentina. Les provoca un profundo fastidio asociado a una recóndita incomprensión del festejo. øQué podrían…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monet Bailey (2022-12-19). A wearable skin patch monitors haemoglobin levels in deep tissues. healtheuropa.com A team of engineers have designed a wearable skin patch using a photoacoustic sensor to help clinicians monitor haemoglobin levels. Engineers from the University of California San Diego, have developed a wearable skin patch that monitors biomolecules in deep tissues, including haemoglobin. This gives medical professionals access to information that could help identify life-threatening conditions …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jim Spellman (2022-12-19). Indigenous women on the battle frontlines to protect biodiversity. america.cgtn.com Indigenous communities around the world are on the frontlines of the battle to protect biodiversity.

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

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

Micah West (2022-12-19). 'We're Your Neighbors': Lives of unhoused people who have died commemorated on National Homeless Persons' Memorial Day. splcenter.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SAM (2022-12-19). Ro Khanna Is Learning What It Takes To Lead With Progressive Policy. progressivehub.net DAVID DAYEN | THE AMERICAN PROSPECT…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sandra Russo (2022-12-19). Argentina: La Copa después de la campaña del desánimo. globalizacion.ca De la nada, de la crisis, de la grieta, del desánimo, del boicot, de los negocios políticos que el poder real hace con las emociones populares como mercancías, salió de pronto esta fiesta popular que nos hincha el pecho y…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Txente Rekondo (2022-12-19). La estrategia de Qatar para asentar su poder. globalizacion.ca Qatar es un joven y pequeño estado que en poco tiempo se ha convertido en un actor fundamental e influyente en la región y a nivel mundial. | A día de hoy se considera como el país más rico del mundo,…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dana Sanchez (2022-12-19). Top Morgan Stanley Strategist Mike Wilson Explains Why He's Still Negative On Stocks. moguldom.com Prominent market bear Mike Wilson, the chief U.S. equity strategist for Morgan Stanley who accurately predicted this year‚Ä≤s stock sell-off, said the market has "run out of steam" and he expects the S&P 0 index to fall to the 3,000-3,300 level by the first quarter of 2023. At the current level of 3,852, the S&P would have …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monet Bailey (2022-12-19). Researchers identify origins of Langerhans cell histiocytosis in children. healtheuropa.com The origins of Langerhans cell histiocytosis have been identified by researchers from Karolinska Institutet in collaboration with Karolinska University Hospital. Langerhans cell histiocytosis is a serious type of cancer-like disease that mainly affects children and can be fatal in severe cases. Around five to ten children are diagnosed with the condition in Sweden every year, …

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

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

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

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

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