Monthly Archives: February 2022

2022-02-28: News Headlines

Staff (2022-02-28). Looters to be shot on the spot, Ukrainian mayors warn. rt.com Harsh warnings amid rising number of incidents across several locations | Law enforcement officers in two Ukrainian towns have been authorized to shoot looters "on the spot," the mayors have announced. | A significant number of looting incidents have been reported across the country since the beginning of Russia's military operation. Zhytomyr's mayor Sergey Sukhomlyn in a Facebook video address mentioned an attempted robbery of a store in one area of the city. | "I am warning everyone: the police, the National Guard, the territorial defense units – they all received orders not to detain, they can just shoot on…

Kyle Anzalone (2022-02-28). US, Allies Ban Russian Banks From SWIFT, Crypto Maybe Next Target. news.antiwar.com The US has joined Canada, the EU and UK in barring some Russians from the international money transfer system, SWIFT. The move is the most serious round of sanctions yet from Western nations over Russia's actions in Ukraine, with Ross Delston, a U.S. lawyer and former banking regulator, calling it "the closest thing to a …

Staff (2022-02-28). Ukraine names key points for talks with Russia. rt.com Immediate ceasefire and withdrawal of troops are crucial negotiation matters | The key question of the negotiations for Kiev is to achieve immediate ceasefire and withdrawal of Russian troops from Ukrainian territory, President Zelensky's office announced as peace talks begin in Belarus. Kiev's delegation on Monday arrived at the Ukraine-Belarus border to take part in the negotiations with the Russian delegation. | The Ukrainian delegation came in two helicopters, as reported by the Russian agency Ria Novosti. On Monday morning, the Belarusian Foreign Ministry published a photo of the room for the negotiations…

Staff (2022-02-28). Kremlin comments on 'effectiveness' of Ukraine military operation. rt.com Moscow and Kiev are holding initial peace talks on Monday | The Kremlin said on Monday it was too early to speak about the results of Russia's military operation in Ukraine, as hostilities entered their fifth day. | Russia attacked its neighbor early on Thursday morning, arguing that it was defending the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics, which broke away from Ukraine shortly after the 2014 coup in Kiev. Ukraine said the Russian operation was entirely unprovoked. | "I don't think right now is the time to speak about the results of the operation or its effectiveness — we must wait for its conclusion,"

Antonio C.S. Rosa (2022-02-28). The Situation in Russia and Ukraine — Why Is Ukraine the West's Fault? transcend.org John J. Mearsheimer is Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago since 1982. He graduated from West Point in 1970 and then served five years as an officer in the U.S. Air Force. In 2020 he won the James Madison Award from the American Political Science Association to "an American political scientist who has made a distinguished scholarly contribution to political science."

Staff (2022-02-28). Neo-Nazi Ukrainian group prepares 'pig-fat laden' bullets for Muslim fighters. rt.com Chechen 'orcs' won't go to heaven, National Guard claims in xenophobic message | Ukraine's National Guard prompted outrage, on Sunday, by posting a crude video aimed at Muslim Russian fighters. Twitter eventually labelled the message "hateful content." | The reel showed a soldier dipping the tips of bullet rounds into pork fat before putting them into a magazine. | The man, who reportedly belongs to the far-right nationalist Azov Battalion, apparently meant this as a threat to religious Muslims participating in the Russian military offensive in Ukraine. Pork is considered unclean in Islam, so Muslims killed by…

Anonymous103 (2022-02-28). War In Ukraine Day 4: Hard Battles In The Cities. International Situation Deteriorating (Videos, Photos, 18 +). southfront.org On February 27, the Ukrainian military began mass use of phosphorus-filled ammunition in Kiev's suburbs near the Gostomel airfield. According…

sputniknews (2022-02-28). Romania to Block Sputnik and Stop Broadcasting of RT by Day's End. sputniknews.com Romania is the latest country to take measures to crack down on Russian foreign-language media over the crisis in Ukraine. On Sunday, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen recommended banning Sputnik and RT across the European Union.

WSWS (2022-02-28). UK workers and youth speak in support of "Fight Covid! Save lives! Stop the drive to World War III !" webinar. wsws.org "Everyone should condemn the war against Ukraine while opposing the NATO contribution to the current war. All the mainstream media are trying to rally people into a bloody war with Russia, which could be catastrophic for the entire planet."

Staff (2022-02-28). Sanders-linked US group blasts NATO's 'imperialist expansion'. rt.com The Democratic Socialists of America claimed the US and NATO "set the stage for this conflict" | In a statement released on Saturday, the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) blamed actions by the US and NATO for having helped to spark the Russian invasion of Ukraine, sparking condemnation from other Democrats. | "DSA reaffirms our call for the US to withdraw from NATO and to end the imperialist expansionism that set the stage for this conflict," the group said in a press release. | "While the failures of neoliberal order are clear to everyone, the ruling class is trying to build a new world, through a dysto…

Cynthia Papermaster (2022-02-28). Thursday 3/3: No War with Russia/No NATO Expansion/Fund Communities, Not War. indybay.org I-80 Pedestrian Overpass, Berkeley, foot of University Ave.

Moderator (2022-02-28). Hedges: The Greatest Evil Is War. scheerpost.com Natali Sevriukova reacts next to her house following a rocket attack in Kyiv, Ukraine, Friday, Feb. 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti) |
| By Chris Hedges / Original to ScheerPost | Preemptive war, whether in Iraq or Ukraine, is a war crime. It does not matter if the war is launched on the basis of lies and fabrications, as was the case in Iraq, or because of the breaking of a series of agreements with Russia, including the promise by Washington not to extend NATO beyond the borders of a unified Germany, not to deploy thousands of NATO troops in Eastern Europe, not to meddle in the internal affairs of…

Staff (2022-02-28). Putin Puts Russian Nuclear Forces on High Alert as Resistance to Ukraine Invasion Grows. democracynow.org Following a wave of peace rallies held across the globe this weekend, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has agreed to diplomatic talks with Russia. This comes as Russian President Vladimir Putin placed Russia's nuclear forces on high alert on Sunday, citing increasingly tightened international sanctions. We speak with Anatol Lieven, senior fellow at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, who says it's not clear whether Putin is using a nuclear threat to topple the Ukrainian government or pressure them into a deal. Lieven also speaks about Belarus's support of the Russian invasion…

sputniknews (2022-02-28). Sweden, Finland Inching Closer Toward NATO Amid Russia's Ukraine Op, Poll Shows. sputniknews.com Both Finland and Sweden have maintained a lively collaboration with the North Atlantic alliance through joint drills and overseas operations while retaining their formal non-alignment.

Fight Back (2022-02-28). Activist explains why anti-war movement wants U.S. out of Ukraine. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – Fight Back! News interviewed Meredith Aby-Keirstead, a founding member of the MN Anti-War Committee, on February 27 for her anti-war perspective on the crisis in the Ukraine and the proxy war developing between the U.S./NATO and Russia. | Fight Back!: Why should Americans join with the anti-war movement right now? | Meredith Aby-Keirstead: This is a critical time to stop the U.S. as it fans the flames of war. Both Democrats and Republicans in Congress want to send more weapons and more military support to Ukraine, which would be like pouring gasoline on this fire. Not only would it kill any dipl…

Antonio C.S. Rosa (2022-02-28). US, UK, France Promised USSR Not to Expand NATO East of Germany, Newly Discovered Document Proves. transcend.org 21 Feb 2022 – A newly discovered document provides more evidence that Western governments broke their promise not to expand NATO eastward after German reunification. Notes from a 1991 meeting prove that the US, UK, France, and Germany assured the Soviet Union that NATO would not expand east.

Antonio C.S. Rosa (2022-02-28). Did the U.S. and NATO Promise Not to Threaten Russia by Moving the Military Forces of NATO to Its Borders? transcend.org 22 Feb 2022 – We continue to be threatened by the culture of war, which, as usual in recent history, is monopolized by the nation states.

WSWS (2022-02-28). Conflict between US-NATO and Russia over Ukraine threatens nuclear war. wsws.org Sixty years after the Cuban Missile crisis, the war in Ukraine has brought the world to the point where the exchange of nuclear weapons is a real possibility.

Staff (2022-02-28). Russia takes control of key Ukrainian nuclear plant. rt.com Staff are still working, while continuing to monitor the radiation levels | Russian forces have taken over the area around the Zaporozhskaya Nuclear Power Plant, the Ministry of Defense announced on Monday. Last week, Moscow took control of the Chernobyl facility. | "Russian Forces have taken control over the cities of Berdyansk, Energodar. Russian troops have complete control and are protecting the territory around the Zaporozhskaya Nuclear Power Plant," spokesperson Major General Igor Konashenkov said. "The station staff keeps working to maintain the facility and control the nuclear environment in normal mod…

Staff (2022-02-28). Ukraine 'deserves' emergency EU accession — Zelensky. rt.com By defending the European Union from a Russian attack, Ukrainians are paying for a place in the EU, the president has said | Ukrainians fighting against the Russian offensive are protecting Europe and thus deserve to see their country join the European Union, President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Monday in a video address. | "Ukrainians have shown to the world who we are," the president said. "Europeans realize that our soldiers are fighting for our nation, and also for the entire Europe. For peace for everyone, for every nation of the EU." | The sacrifices made by Ukrainians give the country "every right" to d…

CODEPINK, Pivot to Peace (2022-02-28). Sunday 2/27: The Shanghai Communiqué: Key to Peace Webinar. indybay.org Online event (FREE)…

Staff (2022-02-28). Spain proposes closing ports to 'Russian oligarchs' over Ukraine. rt.com Russian millionaires should not enjoy prosperity brought by democracy and peace, Spanish FM says | The Spanish Foreign Minister has proposed closing European ports to Russian ships as part of sanctions punishing Moscow for its attack on Ukraine. This would make "Russian oligarchs" pay their share of the prices of Russian foreign policy, Jose Manuel Albares told Radio Nacional de Espana on Monday. | The minister was explaining the EU's use of individual sanctions against Russian citizens. The minister said he proposed to his EU counterparts "to close the ports of Europe to those yachts of millionaire oligarchs"

Anonymous349 (2022-02-28). Russian Forces Take Control Of Energodar City, Declare Air Dominance (Videos). southfront.org Click to see the full-size image | The peace enforcement operation in Ukraine entered its fifth day. Russian forces have been developing their operational success in the southern, northern and eastern sectors amid strong resistance of the Kiev regime forces near Kharkov, Sumy and Mariupol. | In the morning of February 28, the Russian Defense Ministry announced that Russian forces have liberated the towns of Energodar and Berdyansk in Zaporizhzhie Region. | According to the released statement, Russian military aviation control…

Staff (2022-02-28). Chess star facing disciplinary action for Ukraine stance. rt.com Sergey Karjakin expressed his support for Vladimir Putin and the military action in Ukraine | Russian grandmaster Sergey Karjakin is facing disciplinary action from the International Chess Federation (FIDE) after expressing support for his country's military operation in Ukraine. | In an open letter to President Vladimir Putin shared on social media on Sunday, the Crimean-born Karjakin said he fully backed the effort to fight "for the demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine." | "I appeal to you at this difficult time, when our country, led by you, is fighting for the safety of the peaceful Russian popul…

Antonio C.S. Rosa (2022-02-28). Ukraine versus Iraq — Humanitarian Intervention versus Invasion? transcend.org 25 Feb 2022 – Russian "Peacekeeping" or another "Forever War" – With the emphasis so emphatically placed on "invasion", little is said of the possibility of "humanitarian intervention" — let alone of the meaning of any form of "promise" not to invade.

Anonymous103 (2022-02-28). Russia out of Swift, The "Nuclear" Financial Option That Risks Collapsing The World Economy. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Written by Piero Messina | There is the war that is fought on the ground and there is the war that is fought with international finance weapons. Financially, Europe and the United States have a nuclear option. They used it: to oust the Russian Central Bank from Swift transactions. | But what is the Swift? It is an acronym that stands for "Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications": it is a Belgian messaging platform that connects thousands of financial institutions fro…

Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (2022-02-28). Foreign Agents Designation Causes Media Cold War. fair.org The US government in 2020 declared five Chinese media entities to be "not independent news organizations" but rather "effectively controlled by the [Chinese] government" (Politico, Most nations have some form of state media. These days, it's pretty easy for Americans to access any number of foreign state media outlets, and many of them have journalists covering US affairs. Some of those journalists must register as "foreign agents" with the US government. But others don't have to—a distinction that h…

Ali Abunimah (2022-02-28). Ukraine, Palestine and the propaganda of war. electronicintifada.net Western publics are being primed for another bloody calamity.

David Swanson (2022-02-28). RAND Corporation Urged Creation of the Horrors You're Seeing in Ukraine. dissidentvoice.org In 2019, the RAND Corporation tentacle of the U.S. Military Industrial Congressional "Intelligence" Media Academic "Think" Tank Complex published a report claiming to have "conducted a qualitative assessment of 'cost-imposing options' that could unbalance and overextend Russia." Here was one of the "cost-imposing options," one that U.S. President Barack Obama had been refusing, but in …

Ralph Nader (2022-02-28). Everyone loses in the conflict over Ukraine. canadiandimension.com Firefighters inspecting the damage at a building following a rocket attack on the city of Kyiv during Russia's invasion of Ukraine, February 2022. Photo courtesy Ukrainian Police Department Press Service. | When two scorpions are in a bottle, they both lose. This is the preventable danger that is growing daily, with no end game in sight between the two nuclear superpowers, led by dictator Vladimir Putin and de facto sole decider, Joe Biden. | Putin's first argument is, Washington invented the model of aggressive, illegal invasions, and destruction of distant countries that never threatened US security. Mil…

_____ (2022-02-28). Anti-Asian Racism is Still a Dominant Force of the US Political Ideology. journal-neo.org Although the associations with racial discrimination in the US are primarily related to the country's black population, the problem is much deeper and more serious. Even The Guardian, which is "friendly" to the current government in Washington, stresses that racism is rampant in the United States and that from the very beginning the US was …

Antonio C.S. Rosa (2022-02-28). Culture — Food, Music, Languages, Dress. transcend.org Many countries had their own culture | Consisting of languages people spoke, food they ate | The attractive dresses that they wore…

Antonio C.S. Rosa (2022-02-28). (Italiano) Di fronte alla guerra. transcend.org 25 Febbraio 2022 – La prima reazione che viene spontanea di fronte a quanto sta accadendo in queste ore non troppo lontano dai nostri confini è lo sconforto, unito a sgomento e dolore. Di fronte alla prospettiva di tante vite distrutte solo il silenzio è adeguato. Poi, perà≤, di fronte alla guerra, segue il bisogno di capire, di riflettere e di agire.

Antonio C.S. Rosa (2022-02-28). Michelangelo (6 Mar 1475 — 18 Feb 1564). transcend.org In his youth, Michelangelo Buonarroti had taunted a fellow student, and received a blow on the nose that disfigured him for life. Over the years, he suffered increasing infirmities from the rigors of his work; in one of his poems, he documented the tremendous physical strain that he endured by painting the Sistine Chapel ceiling. Political strife in his beloved Florence also gnawed at him, but his most notable enmity was with fellow Florentine artist Leonardo da Vinci, who was more than 20 years his senior.

Antonio C.S. Rosa (2022-02-28). God's Eternal Spiritual Abode—Our Ultimate Goal. transcend.org The Vedic texts describe that there are innumerable spiritual planets in the spiritual sky beyond this material creation, each having one of the unlimited forms of the Lord with countless devotees engaging in His service.

Antonio C.S. Rosa (2022-02-28). Veganism vs. Cruelty-Free Products: What Is the Difference? transcend.org It is a common misconception that the term veganism and cruelty-free are synonymous. But there are several factors that differentiate both the terms from each other. When you're new to the plant-based diet and lifestyle, there is so much information out there that it can be overwhelming.

Antonio C.S. Rosa (2022-02-28). Meeting Thousands of People—Conversing with a Few of Them. transcend.org With hundreds of thousands of people that I encounter at different places every day, is there even one person whom I know or who knows me? I have travelled a lot in my life due to academic pursuits or as a tourist… (read on)…

Antonio C.S. Rosa (2022-02-28). Coping with the Dark Side. transcend.org Us & Them…

Antonio C.S. Rosa (2022-02-28). (Italiano) Industria delle armi: la coda che agita il cane. transcend.org 24 Febbraio 2022 – Il militarismo è una minaccia negli sforzi di costruzione di un sistema mondiale più pacifico. Ed è spinto dalla forza gravitazionale, che distorce le risposte sia politiche sia mediatiche, del complesso militar-industriale. Opporvisi comporta aver qualcos'altro da proporre, da mettere al suo posto, come fonte di sicurezza come pure di prosperità .

Antonio C.S. Rosa (2022-02-28). Hymn for the Weekend (Music Video of the Week). transcend.org * From the album A Head Full of Dreams released in 2015 | * Click on Watch on YouTube and enjoy.

Kim Scipes (2022-02-28). As Workers Win Victories in Mexico, It's Important to Remember Past Machinations Against Them. covertactionmagazine.com Mexico's reenergized labor movement should be leery of AFL-CIO cooptation and CIA infiltration following long historical pattern In early February, …

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2022-02-28). 33 Years After the People's Uprising: Venezuelan Renowned 'Frasso' Remembers the 'Caracazo' (+Maduro & Padrino). orinocotribune.com 33 years after the popular rebellion of the Caracazo, journalist and photographer Francisco "Frasso" Solórzano evoked moments that he lived as a Venezuelan, in the front lines of battle as a reporter covering the events of February 26-28, 1989. | Frasso spoke with journalist Ernesto Villegas in an interview that had the Caracazo as the central topic. There he recounted how during those hours he had to portray dozens of trucks full of the corpses of victims of the insurrection, that in those days rose up against the International Monetary Fund (IMF) package promoted by then president Carlos Andrés Pérez from the D…

rqorinoco (2022-02-28). Cuba and Guyana Commit to Strengthening Bilateral Ties. orinocotribune.com His Excellency Dr. Irfaan Ali reiterated Guyana's support and solidarity for Cuba, and spoke about strengthening cooperation in key areas during a telephone conversation Wednesday with the Spanish-speaking Caribbean island's president, Miguel Díaz-Canel. | President Ali also acknowledged the longstanding relationship between the two countries and their 50 years of diplomatic relations. | Guyana and Cuba established diplomatic relations on December 8, 1972. Given this milestone, he expressed optimism about a renewed sense of cooperation: "Guyana has benefited tremendously from the goodwill of Cuba and its people."

sputniknews (2022-02-28). Chechen Leader Mocks EU With Mirror Sanctions, Including One Acknowledging There Is 'No English Tea'. sputniknews.com This week, due to the start of the Russian special military operation in Ukraine, Western nations have imposed sanctions on its banking and defense sectors, as well as on some industries. Individual sanctions were imposed against Russian officials and businessmen, including President Putin.

sputniknews (2022-02-28). Russia Will Respond to European Bans on Air Travel, Will Consider Its Own Interests – Kremlin. sputniknews.com On Thursday, Russia began a special operation to demilitarise and denazify Ukraine, responding to calls from the Donetsk and Lugansk people's republics for help in countering the aggression of Ukrainian forces.

Antonio C.S. Rosa (2022-02-28). Whistleblower Exposes Credit Suisse's Bankrolling of Spy Chiefs Involved in CIA Torture. transcend.org 22 Feb 2022 – A major global journalism project called "Suisse Secrets" revealed the names of criminals and corrupt government officials who had Credit Suisse accounts, including spy agency chiefs implicated in the CIA's torture program.

sputniknews (2022-02-28). 'Bribes, Fraud & Embezzlement': Leaked Doc Alleges Ericsson Paid $10.5 Million to Daesh in Iraq. sputniknews.com Revelations of vast management failures at Ericsson are contained in a 2019 internal report, obtained by the International Consortium of International Journalists [ICIJ] and shared with media partners, including the BBC, The Washington Post and The Guardian. The probe had focused on operations in 10 countries, including in Iraq from 2011 to 2019.

sputniknews (2022-02-28). Over 65% of Belarusian Citizens Vote in Favor of Constitutional Amendments. sputniknews.com MINSK (Sputnik) – More than 65 percent of Belarusian citizens have voted in favor of constitutional amendments during a referendum held on Sunday, the head of the Belarusian Central Election Commission (CEC), Igor Karpenko, said.

sputniknews (2022-02-28). Israel is Getting Pricier and Tweeps Blame Government for Sitting Idle. sputniknews.com Recent months have seen a spike in the price of basic food products, electricity bills and fuel in Israel. Although the country has put forward a plan that aimed to tackle those issues, critics have already called it useless and argued it didn't solve the core of the problem, namely the country's monopolies.

Anonymous103 (2022-02-28). War In Ukraine, The West's Propaganda War Is The End Of Democracy. southfront.org Tianjin explosion in China | Written by Piero Messina | Vladimir Putin has become "Putler", something halfway between Putin and Hitler. For the less aggressive, the Russian president is Vlad the Mad. "There has never been a genocide against the pro-Russian populations in Donbass. Nazi formations do not exist and have never existed in Ukraine and there has been no massacre in Odessa. Putin threatens the world and must be stopped." Western media is treating the Ukrainian crisis as if it were selling soap bars w…

Black Lives Matter, Demand Justice, more (2022-02-28). Monday 2/28: Have Her Back: Organizing Call to Support First Black Woman for SCOTUS. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

teleSUR (2022-02-28). Removing Russia from SWIFT to Be Double-Edged Sword For Europe. telesurenglish.net Several European countries, the United States and Canada issued a joint statement on Saturday saying they will remove some Russian banks from SWIFT, the payment system used for most international financial transactions. | RELATED: | The expulsion, which some people believe will deal a heavy blow to the Russian economy by crippling Russian banks' ability to settle international transactions, could be bad for Europe, as it will…

Antonio C.S. Rosa (2022-02-28). War Propaganda about Ukraine Becoming More Militaristic, Authoritarian, and Reckless. transcend.org 27 Feb 2022 – Every useful or pleasing claim about the war, no matter how unverified or subsequently debunked, rapidly spreads, while dissenters are vilified as traitors or Kremlin agents.

WSWS (2022-02-28). Surging inflation deepens social catastrophe in Sri Lanka. wsws.org The cost of food will increase further because of crop failures caused by President Rajapakse's import ban last April on chemical fertilisers and pesticides.

Xiaolu Sun (2022-02-28). New proposed legislation makes pesticides more accessible to farmers. america.cgtn.com In Brazil, the number of approved pesticides for agricultural use has reached record highs under President Bolsonaro. Now, new legislation could make it even easier for new products to be introduced on Brazilian farms.

Antonio C.S. Rosa (2022-02-28). Nils Melzer: The Political Persecution of Julian Assange. transcend.org 12 Feb 2022 – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is being made an example of by the US government to deter investigative journalists from exposing state abuses, the current UN Special Rapporteur on torture says.

teleSUR (2022-02-28). UPDATE: Russia-Ukraine Negotiations to Proceed 'Quietly'. telesurenglish.net On Monday, Russia and Ukrainia began negotiations in Pripyat on the Ukrainian-Belarusian border. The Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei conveyed President Alexandr Lukashenko's wish that the negotiations allow finding ways to resolve "the problems". | RELATED: | For the Ukrainians, the talks will revolve around achieving an immediate ceasefire in the special operation that Russia launched five days ago and the withdrawal o…

Labor Video Project (2022-02-28). SEIU 1021VP Dawkins Opposes Building John Fisher's A's Stadium In Port of Oakland. indybay.org SEIU 1021 VP for Organizing Brandon Dawkins spoke out about the closure of public schools in Oakland and also opposed billionaire A's over John Fisher's stadium in the Port of Oakland.

sputniknews (2022-02-28). Kanye 'Not Looking For Commitment' Amid Dating Rumours Involving Kim Kardashian Look-Alike – Report. sputniknews.com After having a brief relationship with actress Julia Fox that ended earlier this month, American rapper Kanye West, aka Ye, was spotted hanging out with social media influencer Chaney Jones, a look-alike of his estranged wife and reality TV star — Kim Kardashian. Amid her ongoing divorce with Kanye, Kim has been dating actor Pete Davidson.

sputniknews (2022-02-28). Regional Internet Provider in Kazakhstan Shuts Down Russian TV Channels Amid Moscow's Op in Ukraine. sputniknews.com Russia is conducting a special operation to demilitarise and "denazify" Ukraine in answer to calls from Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics for help in countering aggression of Ukrainian forces. Moscow has underscored it has no plans to occupy Ukrainian territory, yet many foreign countries have accused it of invading the neighbouring country.

Global Research News (2022-02-28). Selected Articles: US Nuclear Attack Against USSR Planned During World War II. globalresearch.ca Dear Readers, | As everyone faces difficult times, the company which deals with the fulfillment of book sales on behalf of Global Research is no longer able to provide its services. We are unfortunately suspending the sale of print books until …

WSWS (2022-02-28). Omicron wave overwhelms health system in Hong Kong. wsws.org The distressing scenes at hospitals are a distinct contrast with the systemic actions repeatedly being taken by the Beijing government to suppress COVID-19 outbreaks.

sputniknews (2022-02-28). Biden Believes COVID-19 Is What Stops Americans From Feeling Happy About 'Fastest Growing Economy'. sputniknews.com In just over a year in office, the president has faced many crises, both domestically and internationally. The failure of the Democratic Party to advance some of Biden's key sweeping bills on their agenda has also sown seeds of discontent even among his loyal voters.

sputniknews (2022-02-28). Russia's FSB: Ukrainians Report Attempts by Kiev to Use Their Compatriots For Sabotage in Russia. sputniknews.com Responding to calls from the Donetsk and Lugansk people's republics for military help in countering the ceaseless aggression of Ukrainian forces, on 24 February Russia began a special operation to demilitarize and and denazify Ukraine.

Staff (2022-02-28). Belarusians vote for constitutional amendments. rt.com Election commission announced that over 65% voted in favor | In a referendum held on Sunday, Belarusian citizens have approved amendments to the constitution. The new changes could pave the way for long-standing president Alexander Lukashenko to leave office. | "65.16% of the participants of the referendum that were in the voting lists have voted in favor of accepting changes and amendments to the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus", the head of the election commission Igor Karpenko announced on Monday night. | Critics have claimed that the process was not conducted democratically. Before the vote, Wester…

David Sirota (2022-02-28). 3/2 Live Chat: The Crisis In Ukraine. dailyposter.com

sputniknews (2022-02-28). Russian Air Forces Dominate Airspace Over Ukraine, MoD Says. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Russian warplanes dominate the airspace over the entire territory of Ukraine, Russian defence ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said on Monday.

Staff (2022-02-28). Europeans to 'pay a price' for Russia sanctions — top EU official. rt.com European commission president Ursula von der Leyen has said Brussels will stand behind Ukraine nevertheless | The president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, has acknowledged that the sweeping sanctions the bloc has imposed on Russia in recent days over Moscow's military operation in Ukraine will have a negative impact on Europeans, too. | Responding to a Euronews correspondent's remark on Sunday that "of course Europeans and Europe will have to pay a price for these measures," von der Leyen replied in the affirmative, saying that "every war comes at a cost." | However, according to the officia…

sputniknews (2022-02-28). Bulgarian Opposition Decries Gov't 'National Betrayal' Over Russian Special Op in Ukraine. sputniknews.com Earlier in this week, Bulgaria, along with other European states, announced its decision to close its airspace to Russian airlines amid the situation in Ukraine, explaining it had decided to do so due to "the escalation of the military conflict and as a sign of solidarity with Ukraine".

WSWS (2022-02-28). In mid-winter, New York politicians act to drive the homeless off the trains. wsws.org Democratic Mayor Eric Adams and Governor Kathy Hochul have initiated a police-led crackdown on the homeless in New York City subways.

Staff (2022-02-28). Headlines for February 28, 2022. democracynow.org Ukraine Demands Ceasefire as Casualties Mount, Ukrainian and Russian Delegations Meet in Belarus, Belarus Could Join Russian Invasion as Putin Puts Nuclear Forces on High Alert in Latest Escalation, 500,000+ Ukrainians Become Refugees as Families Torn Apart by War, International Community Send Military Assistance, Up Sanctions on Russia
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Unicorn Riot (2022-02-28). Jahmari Rice Vigil Sheds Tears, and Light on Community Violence. unicornriot.ninja

Speak Out Now (2022-02-28). Saturday 3/19: A Return to Normal? The Attacks on Workers and What Lies Ahead. indybay.org Online meeting; see website for details…

Antonio C.S. Rosa (2022-02-28). COVID World Data -Total: 436M -Dead: 5,9M -Death Rate: 0.01%. transcend.org On 28 Feb 2022 (9am GMT): | Total Cases: 436,012,909 | Deaths: 5,968,333 | Active: 63,468,125 | Recovered: 366,576,451 | Cases Closed: 372,544,784 | Total Vaccinated: 4,934,325,612…

WSWS (2022-02-28). Three international studies of the origins of coronavirus refute the fabricated Wuhan "lab leak" claim. wsws.org Three just-released studies provide substantive evidence for the natural origin of SARS-CoV-2, with Huanan market in Wuhan, China the location of the first zoonotic (animal to human) transfer.

sputniknews (2022-02-28). Latvian Parliament Authorises Country's Citizens to Fight in Ukraine Amid Russia's Denazification Op. sputniknews.com On 24 February, Russia began a special operation to demilitarize Ukraine, responding to calls from the Donetsk and Lugansk people's republics for help in countering the aggression of Ukrainian forces.

Staff (2022-02-28). Medvedev officially ousts Djokovic as tennis king. rt.com The Russian ended Novak Djokovic's reign and is the first man in 18 years to take the top spot from one of the 'Big Four' | Russian ace Daniil Medvedev has made history by becoming his country's third male world tennis number one, knocking Novak Djokovic off the top spot. | Reigning US Open champion Medvedev did this by reaching 8,615 points through a run to the semi-finals at the Mexican Open, where he was beaten by recent Australian Open foe Rafael Nadal, and therefore overtaking Djokovic's tally of 8,465 points. | "Of course I am happy to reach No. 1. It was my goal since I was young and especially my goal…

Staff (2022-02-28). Russian exporters ordered to convert most foreign currency to rubles. rt.com The measure is meant to support the domestic currency, which has weakened under the pressure of Ukraine-related sanctions | Russian businesses that trade abroad must sell 80% of their foreign currency earnings and convert them to rubles, the Ministry of Finance said in a statement on Monday. The decision comes in response to sanctions targeting Russia's financial system over the crisis in Ukraine. It is expected to stabilize the ruble and encourage more investments in Russia instead of moving foreign currency abroad. | "Today, a decision will be made to introduce a mandatory sale of foreign currency in the amo…

Staff (2022-02-28). EU includes carve-out in ban on dealing with Russia's Central Bank. rt.com The restrictions were imposed in response to the military operation in Ukraine | The 27-member European Union officially banned operations involving reserves and assets of the Central Bank of Russia on Monday, with the exception of deals that are absolutely vital for individual member states or the bloc as a whole. The ban is part of the sanctions slapped on Moscow in response to its military operation in Ukraine launched last week. | "The competent authorities may authorize a transaction provided that it is strictly necessary to ensure the financial stability of the union as a whole or of the member state con…

sputniknews (2022-02-28). UK Treasury Imposes Sanctions Against Central Bank of Russia. sputniknews.com Earlier, the UK announced sanctions measures aimed at "imposing severe consequences on Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Russian economy" over Moscow's special operation in Donbass to defend the Donetsk and Lugansk People's republics (DPR and LPR).

Antonio C.S. Rosa (2022-02-28). Assange Affirms the Existence of another Kind of Human Nature. transcend.org ** Statement made at the Belmarsh Tribunal on 25 Feb 2022 ** Beyond his great public service with WikiLeaks, it is his unwillingness to surrender his integrity and dignity that is key to understanding why the powers that be continue to crucify him.

Xiaolu Sun (2022-02-28). Republicans share their visions for the country at CPAC 2022. america.cgtn.com The biggest gathering of conservatives in the U.S. took place this weekend in Orlando, Florida. CGTN's Nitza Soledad Perez visited and got a sense of what voters and activists care about during this coming election cycle.

UFCLP (2022-02-28). Saturday 2/26: United Fronts, The Working Class & The War In Ukraine- How To Defend Working People. indybay.org To join the panel: | us02web.zoom.us/j/81903904446?pwd=bG5XR0…

Staff (2022-02-28). Bill McKibben on Dire IPCC Climate Report & How Oil and Gas Are Fueling Putin's Ukraine Invasion. democracynow.org We speak with climate author, journalist and movement leader Bill McKibben upon the release of the highly anticipated U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 2022 report, which finds the impacts of the climate crisis are already worse than predicted, driving poverty, hunger, disease and species extinction. McKibben also speaks about how global dependency on oil and gas empowers autocrats like President Vladimir Putin and is helping fuel the Russian war in Ukraine. Renewable energy could help defeat fascism and deter some of "the worst people on Earth" if deployed at scale, he says.

Staff (2022-02-28). German football club ends Gazprom partnership. rt.com 2. Bundesliga outfit Schalke 04 made the announcement on Monday regarding its main sponsor | German football club Schalke 04 has cut ties with its main sponsor Gazprom with immediate effect. | The decision was announced via a "The club are currently in discussions with representatives of the current spo…

Antonio C.S. Rosa (2022-02-28). Leak Exposes Ericsson's Secret Dealings with ISIS amid Iraq Corruption Spree. transcend.org 27 Feb 2022 – The embattled Swedish telecom giant concealed years of bribery and fraud in the war-torn nation and grappled with undisclosed corruption allegations in more than a dozen other countries.

Staff (2022-02-28). Major chipmakers halt sales to Russia — media. rt.com Intel, TSMC, and AMD reportedly suspended semiconductor deliveries amid sanctions | Global chipmakers have begun suspending semiconductor chip sales to Russia in the wake of Western sanctions introduced against Moscow following the launch of a military operation in Ukraine. | Last week, the US announced a package of measures aiming to undermine Russia's military capability, which include a ban on chip sales to the country. According to Washington, the ban aims to stop Russia from receiving technology for military purposes or dual-use chips that could be used for both civilian and military equipment. This means…

sputniknews (2022-02-28). 'A Step Too Far': MPs Seek Confirmation if Taxpayers' Funds Used For Prince Andrew Sex Abuse Deal. sputniknews.com Prince Andrew earlier settled a lawsuit filed by Virginia Giuffre, who claimed she was trafficked out by the late convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein for sex with the royal on three occasions when she was 17 (a minor by US law.) The Duke of York, who consistently denied all allegations, agreed to pay an unspecified amount to the accuser's charity.

Staff (2022-02-28). UK delivers 'lethal' aid to Ukraine. rt.com Several European countries promised to supply Kiev with weapons during Russia's military operation | The UK said on Monday that it has successfully supplied weapons to Ukraine after Russia launched its military operation against its neighbor. | Sky News asked Defense Secretary Ben Wallace if London managed to deliver any weapons to Ukraine after the start of the Russian attack on early Thursday morning. | Wallace replied: "Yes, we've got lethal and non-lethal aid into Ukraine." He refused to reveal the details because it "would put people at risk." | "Britain was the first European country to step up to join…

Staff (2022-02-28). Another nation joins Russian sporting boycott list. rt.com Russia is facing more calls for sporting snubs from international rivals | Albanian officials have said their nation will not compete against Russia in any form of sport, a move notable due to the UEFA Nations League clashes scheduled between the two countries later this year. | "Albania will not take part in any sport games with the Russian Federation until the end of Ukraine's occupation," Foreign Minister Olta Xhacka said at the weekend, according to the Russia…

teleSUR (2022-02-28). Russia-Ukraine War Threatens Import-Depending African Economies. telesurenglish.net Last week, the Renaissance Capital Investment Bank Economist Director Charlie Robertson warned that the Ukraine-Russian war will severely impact African countries that depend on food imports from Europe. | RELATED: | "Africa keeps centuries-old ties with Western countries," Robertson said, stressing that this continent imported US$6.9 billion in agricultural products from Russia and Ukraine in 2020. | He considered that the g…

WSWS (2022-02-28). Tower auto parts workers penalized for following COVID safety protocols during Omicron surge. wsws.org Workers at Tower Automotive in Chicago, a parts supplier for the Chicago Ford Assembly Plant, recently spoke out about unsafe conditions during the Omicron surge.

WSWS (2022-02-28). CPAC, America First conferences: A snapshot of the fascist transformation of the Republican Party. wsws.org Two conferences held over the weekend in Orlando, Florida—the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) and the America First Political Action Conference (AFPAC)—demonstrated the fascist transformation of the Republican Party under Donald Trump.

Kyle Anzalone (2022-02-28). Germany Breaks Post-WWII Tradition and Transfers Arms to Ukraine. news.antiwar.com Germany has "It is our duty to do our best to support Ukraine in defending itself against Putin's invading army," he said. | Further, Berlin approved an arms transfer of German-made weapons from the Netherlands to Kiev. In another polic…

sputniknews (2022-02-28). SAG Awards 2022: Popular Korean Show 'Squid Game' Actors Lee Jung Jae, Jung Ho Yeon Win Top Honours. sputniknews.com The popular Korean survival thriller 'Squid Game' is touted as one of the most-watched non-English language shows on Netflix, starring Lee Jung-Jae, Jung Ho-Yeon and others. Directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk, the series revolves around cash-strapped contestants who play children's games with deadly consequences in a bid to win 45.6 billion won ($38 mln).

sputniknews (2022-02-28). Ukrainian Forces Have Mined Most of Mariupol, Holding Residents Hostage, DPR Says. sputniknews.com Russia announced the beginning of a special military operation in Ukraine on 24 February with the goal of defending the Donetsk and Lugansk people's republics from a "genocide" of the Russian-speaking population, targeted by Kiev. Prior to that, Moscow recognised the Donbass breakaways as independent republics.

Antonio C.S. Rosa (2022-02-28). How the US Instigated the Ukraine Crisis. transcend.org 25 Feb 2022 – US intervention, both open and secret, has been a major driver of the events in Ukraine. Let us hope that the violence ends quickly and a genuinely independent Ukraine, no longer a tool of the United States, emerges.

Antonio C.S. Rosa (2022-02-28). How Nanoplastics Enter the Human Body. transcend.org 22 Feb 2022 – If you regularly drink water from plastic bottles, you're likely ingesting even more plastic than the average consumer.

Jason Ditz (2022-02-28). Russia Will Keep Coordinating With Israel Over Syria. news.antiwar.com Ongoing military coordination between Israel and Russia, an important aspect of the ongoing Syrian War and Israel's repeated attacks therein, Israel was deeply critical of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, and Russia is "unhappy" with that. The deconfliction in Syria, meant to avoid direct conflict, will continue anyhow. | While Russia could've chosen to reverse this process, either formally over Ukraine or because of Israeli viola…

Earthjustice (2022-02-28). Mexico's Supreme Court votes to protect Veracruz Reef from port expansion. peoplesworld.org The highest court in Mexico ruled unanimously in February to protect sea turtles and other marine life in the Veracruz Reef System from a port expansion project. This decision protects the largest reef system in the Gulf of Mexico from the destructive construction of new navigation channels, land access points, and other port facilities. The …

RepresentWomen (2022-02-28). Tuesday 3/8: Represent Women: 2022 Solutions Summit for Building a 21st Century Democracy (Day 1). indybay.org Online via Zoom…

Staff (2022-02-28). Report from Kyiv: LGBTQ Activist Says Ukrainians Are United in Resisting Russian Invasion. democracynow.org Ukraine is demanding an immediate ceasefire and for all Russian troops to leave the country as they report more than 350 Ukrainian civilians have so far been killed in President Putin's invasion, which entered its fifth day Monday. The United Nations is also reporting more than 500,000 people have fled Ukraine and another 100,000 are internally displaced. This all comes as the Russian military has so far failed in its attempts to seize Kyiv and other large Ukrainian cites despite the capital remaining surrounded by Russian troops. We go to Kyiv to speak with Olena Shevchenko, a Ukrainian human rights and LG…

sputniknews (2022-02-28). Finns, Swedes Hoard Iodine Tablets Amid Russia's Ukraine Op Despite Authorities Saying No Need to. sputniknews.com Russia's special operation in Ukraine has sparked fears of a leak at the Chernobyl nuclear plant, currently under Russian control, but according to the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, there is no need to stock up on iodine tablets, as none of its reactors is active.

sputniknews (2022-02-28). Sputnik Polska No Longer Accessible in Poland. sputniknews.com Earlier, EU Foreign Ministers have agreed to ban the RT broadcaster and the Sputnik news agency in the European Union.

sputniknews (2022-02-28). Poll: Biden's Approval Rating Still Below 40% as Midterms Near, Raising Chances For Republicans. sputniknews.com Biden surely has a lot of problems that are keeping his approval numbers low, such as his handling of the Ukraine situation, the pandemic response, a border crisis, and low ratings for personal qualities like leadership, crisis management, and mental sharpness.

Direct Action Everywhere (2022-02-28). Wednesday 3/9: No More Factory Farms Coalition Rally to Support AB 2764. indybay.org California State Capitol | 1315 10th St, Sacramento, CA 95814…

Staff (2022-02-28). China comments on Western sanctions against Russia. rt.com Beijing claims that restrictions will not solve problems in Ukraine | The Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Monday that it opposes the use of unilateral sanctions to resolve the crisis in Ukraine after Russia's decision to launch an attack on the country with the stated goal to "demilitarize" it. Western powers have announced a raft of punitive measures, including on the Russian economy and its banking sector. | Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin told a regular news briefing that sanctions will not solve problems but will create new ones. He claimed that sanctions will interfere with the process of…

RepresentWomen (2022-02-28). Wednesday 3/9: Represent Women: 2022 Solutions Summit for Building a 21st Century Democracy (Day 2). indybay.org Online via Zoom…

Fight Back (2022-02-28). The historical emergence of Marxism. fightbacknews.org Continuing the Fight Back! series on the theoretical concepts of Marxism-Leninism, let's examine how Marxism emerged, and the struggles that it grew out of. | Marxism-Leninism didn't spring fully grown from the heads of Marx, Engels, Lenin, Stalin and Mao. It developed historically as a result of the struggles that were taking place as it emerged. This is because revolutionaries needed to understand the world in order to change it. In the time that Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels were working, they took the most advanced theory in philosophy, political economy and socialist thought and brought them to a higher lev…

RepresentWomen (2022-02-28). Thursday 3/10: Represent Women: 2022 Solutions Summit for Building a 21st Century Democracy (Day 3). indybay.org Online via Zoom…

Charlie Jane Anders (2022-02-28). Saturday 3/12: Writers With Drinks featuring Malinda Lo. indybay.org The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd Street…

WSWS (2022-02-28). Former locomotive engineer says CSX forced him to complete trip after fatal 2017 accident. wsws.org After the incident, federal investigations, which the workers described as "smoke and mirrors," exonerated the company.

In Defense of Liberation! (2022-02-28). Down with US Empire! Long live Revolutionary Internationalism and Socialism! (w/Luna Oi!). anchor.fm In this episode the amazing Luna Oi joins us all the way from Vietnam to discuss her country's history and the struggles they've endured, but more broadly we also go into a discussion about what is stopping the "Left" from within the US Empire and the west, generally, from being able to build a movement capable of combatting these different stopping-blocks that seem to have us stagnant. We discuss misinformation about the virus and vaccines, we talk about organizing and how to help your community and comrades, we discuss isolation, US Imperialism, the ongoing conflicts in Ukraine, and elsewhere, as well as Revolu…

sputniknews (2022-02-28). Myanmar Supports Russian Actions in Ukraine. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Myanmar supports Russian actions with respect to Ukraine, including Moscow's special military operation, and maintains that Russia has the right to defend its national interests, a spokesman for the Myanmar military Maj. Gen. Zaw Min Tun, told Sputnik.

Tom Engelhardt (2022-02-28). Tomgram: Liz Theoharis, Poverty is the Sin, Not Poor People. warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. Yes, there had been rich American presidents before, but never a billionaire. And it wasn't a mistake either that this country — already in a nosedive of inequality — elected Donald Trump president in 2016 (though who knows …

WSWS (2022-02-28). This week in history: February 28-March 6. wsws.org This column profiles important historical events which took place during this week, 25 years ago, 50 years ago, 75 years ago and 100 years ago.

WSWS (2022-02-28). Imperialist powers use "financial nuclear weapon" against Russia. wsws.org Selected Russian banks have been cut off from the Swift financial messaging system and the foreign exchange transactions of its central banks have been paralyzed.

WSWS (2022-02-28). Oil workers: Reject the USW sellout agreement! wsws.org The following statement was issued in response to the tentative agreement reached between the United Steelworkers union and Marathon Petroleum.

Families United for Equity (2022-02-28). Monday 2/28: Discrimination Protest against RCEB. indybay.org 500 Davis Street | Corner of San Leandro Blvd & Davis Street…

Staff (2022-02-28). Ukrainian athletes demand total Russia and Belarus ban. rt.com Russia and Belarus must be punished, according to a letter sent to Olympic bosses | A group of Ukrainian athletes have called on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to "immediately suspend" all Russian and Belarusian competitors from international sporting events. | In a letter published by sporting movement Global Athlete and addressed to IOC president Thomas Bach and IPC counterpart Andrew Parsons, a host of Ukrainian athletes and federations demanded that both organizations sanction Russia and Belarus. | "Any suspension must include the banning of all [Russ…

Dan Williams (2022-02-28). Chicago protesters hold rally in support of Ukraine. america.cgtn.com See how Chicago residents expressed their messages of support for Ukraine.

WSWS (2022-02-28). Aerosol physicist Lidia Morawska calls for long-term measures to combat COVID-19 pandemic. wsws.org Acclaimed scientist and long-standing advisor to the World Health Organization, Morawska played the key role in exposing and correcting the international health body's mistaken claim that SARS-CoV-2 was not an airborne virus.

Poor People's Campaign (2022-02-28). Friday 3/4: Lessons from Selma Bridge Crossing & Civil Rights Movement for Moral Action Today w/ PPC. indybay.org Online via livestream…

teleSUR (2022-02-28). US Freezes Dollar Assets of Russian Central Bank. telesurenglish.net On Monday, the U.S. Treasury Department prohibited American companies and financial institutions from carrying out any operations with the Central Bank of the Russian Federation (CBRF) and froze all dollar assets of this institution. | RELATED: | Announced before the opening of the U.S. markets, this prohibition takes effect immediately and prevents the Russian Central Bank from accessing its dollar reserves aro…

WSWS (2022-02-28). Three months after John Deere strike, company again announces massive profits. wsws.org Deere's earnings and increased projections for 2022 confirm once more that Deere management and the union lied to workers when they told them nothing more could be won in their strike.

Staff (2022-02-28). Gas prices in Europe jump 35% amid Russia supply worries. rt.com April futures exceeded $1,450 per 1,000 cubic meters on Monday | The price of natural gas in Europe had risen by 35% at the opening of trading on Monday, data from the London Stock Exchange ICE shows. Higher energy costs are being propelled by supply worries due to sanctions against Moscow related to the conflict in Ukraine. | Russia provides around 40% of the continent's gas supplies. | April futures at the TTF hub in the Netherlands jumped to $1,454 per 1,000 cubic meters. | The spike in prices comes amid sweeping anti-Russia sanctions introduced last week by the USA, EU, Great Britain, and a number of other…

Anonymous103 (2022-02-28). Military Situation In Ukraine On February 27, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | MORE ON THE TOPIC: : |

Staff (2022-02-28). Australia blacklists Putin. rt.com A number of Moscow's high-ranking officials will also be hit with personal sanctions | Russian President Vladimir Putin and other top officials will not be welcome to visit Australia, Canberra has declared, in the wake of Moscow's military operation in Ukraine. | Prime Minister Scott Morrison revealed the measures in a statement on Sunday, arguing that "it is exceedingly rare to designate a head of state, and [that] reflects the depth of our concerns." | He added that the personal sanctions, which include a full asset freeze and a ban on entry, will also be imposed on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Defense Mi…

WSWS (2022-02-28). CDC tells Americans to take off their masks as COVID-19 death toll approaches 1 million. wsws.org Discouraging the use of masks has no basis in science or public health. Rather, it is a politically motivated decision bound up with the ruling-class strategy of forcing workers to "live with the virus."

Staff (2022-02-28). BP dumps stake in Russian oil giant. rt.com The divestment will cost the UK-based firm $25 billion | Oil and gas supermajor BP (formerly British Petroleum) is divesting itself from Russian oil giant Rosneft amid sanctions over Moscow's military operation in Ukraine, the company announced on Sunday. The move will reportedly cost the firm $25 billion. | "I have been deeply shocked and saddened by the situation unfolding in Ukraine and my heart goes out to everyone affected. It has caused us to fundamentally rethink BP's position with Rosneft," BP Chief Executive Bernard Looney said, as cited by Reuters. | Rosneft accounts for nearly a half of BP's oil and…

WSWS (2022-02-28). South Korean presidential candidates stoke anti-Chinese sentiment. wsws.org Both of the main candidates in the March election are attempting to prepare the country for conflict while projecting social tensions outwards.

WSWS (2022-02-28). Australia to send "lethal aid" to Ukrainian armed forces. wsws.org A senior Labor leader called for an even greater "step up," saying: "Whether that is support with weapons, on the cybersecurity front, whether it is tightening the screws on the Russian economy."

sputniknews (2022-02-28). Ukrainian MP Calls Zelensky 'Criminal' For Not Entering Negotiations in Face of Russian Spec Op. sputniknews.com On Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin paused the special military operation in Ukraine after Kiev suggested negotiations, but no agreement could be made with the Ukrainian representatives, as the latter were not satisfied with the proposed conditions. After two further days of military action, the sides are again expected to negotiate.

Jason Ditz (2022-02-28). UN Security Council Set to Vote on Arms Embargo for Yemen's Houthis. news.antiwar.com On Monday, the UN Security Council It's not clear how the vote will shape up, with expected Western support but no clear position taken by Russia or China, either of whom could veto it. The UAE's narrative leans heavily on the idea that Iran is providing the arms to the…

Staff (2022-02-28). In the Footsteps of Constance Motley Brown, Supreme Court Pick Ketanji Brown Jackson Makes History. democracynow.org President Biden on Friday nominated federal Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court to fill Justice Stephen Breyer's pending vacancy. If confirmed, she would be the first Black woman to serve as a Supreme Court justice. We speak with Harvard constitutional law professor Tomiko Brown-Nagin about the nomination of the 51-year-old federal judge and the parallels between her and the first Black woman federal judge and civil rights legal icon Constance Baker Motley, who was at one point eyed for a Supreme Court nomination.

NARAL Pro-Choice America (2022-02-28). Saturday 2/26: #PassWHPA to Protect Reproductive Freedom Call to Action Rally w/ NARAL. indybay.org Online rally…

WSWS (2022-02-28). Toronto school shooting leaves 18-year-old student dead. wsws.org Jahiem Robinson, a grade twelve student known for his bright smile and positive attitude, was gunned down on February 14 on the grounds of David and Mary Thomson Collegiate in the Scarborough district of Toronto, Canada's largest city.

Staff (2022-02-28). Russian Central Bank steps up ruble support. rt.com Sanctions over Ukraine conflict have sent the currency plummeting to historic lows | The Central Bank of Russia spent over $1 billion in foreign currency reserves to support the ruble on February 24, during the first round of anti-Russia sanctions related to the start of military operations in Ukraine, the regulator revealed on Monday. | An equivalent of $1.057 billion (nearly 85 billion rubles) in foreign reserves were sold last Thursday, according to the regulator's data, which is usually disclosed with a delay. The amount in dollars is calculated based on the exchange rate for that day. | The Bank of Russia…

WSWS (2022-02-28). Anti-Russian fever takes hold of entertainment, music and sports world. wsws.org The stampede to denounce everyone and everything Russian is hypocritical and dangerous.

Staff (2022-02-28). Russia-Ukraine talks begin. rt.com The negotiations come after Kiev initially refused to meet on Belarusian territory | Talks have commenced, in Belarus, between high level delegations from Russia and Ukraine, aimed at ending hostilities between the two countries. Moscow launched a full scale military attack, last week, and its troops are positioned on the outskirts of the capital, Kiev. | On Monday, footage purported to show two Ukrainian helicopters arriving in the Gomel region, close to the border. | The office of the country's President Volodymyr Zelensky said that Kiev's delegation includes the Minister of Defense, Alexey Reznikov, the hea…

Antonio C.S. Rosa (2022-02-28). The ICJ and the Issue of Lawful Representation in The Gambia v Myanmar. transcend.org 18 Feb 2022 – Ahead of the scheduled public hearings in The Gambia v Myanmar (the Rohingya genocide case) at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the University of Ottawa Human Rights Research and Education Centre, Canada, the Genocide Watch of USA and FORSEA release a comprehensive legal analysis. It focuses on the crucial question of who should lawfully speak for Myanmar before the ICJ as Myanmar's coup resulted in an unprecedented situation with no recognized government or even regime with effective control of the state.

sputniknews (2022-02-28). Rep. Higgins Baffles Everybody Online, With Even Dictionary Not Sure What His 'Woke Sky' Tweet Means. sputniknews.com It appears that Higgins was referring to the current international tension around the situation in Ukraine, and, as it seemed to some of the observers, parroted some of the conservative views that this is all about culture wars.

Lucrecia Franco (2022-02-28). Mini carnival kicks off in Brazil. america.cgtn.com The top samba schools in Rio de Janiero won't be taking part in the usual Carnival parade. | It's been postponed from March to late April due to the pandemic. Meanwhile, a scaled down version took place over the weekend.

sputniknews (2022-02-27). Kiev Backtracks on Peace Talks in Gomel After Russian Delegation Arrives in Belarus. sputniknews.com Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky invited Vladimir Putin to sit down for talks earlier this week, but as soon as Russia agreed, Kiev broke off contact. Later, the Kremlin revealed that Putin had ordered a temporary halt to the Russian military operation in Ukraine in anticipation of talks, but Kiev had refused to negotiate.

Staff (2022-02-27). VIDEO shows Russian and Ukrainian troops guarding Chernobyl plant together. rt.com Moscow has released a video claiming to show soldiers from both countries guarding the defunct facility | Russian paratroopers are keeping watch over the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant along with the Ukrainian National Guard, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Saturday as it published a video supposedly showing soldiers from both forces guarding the premises. | The Russian forces "reached an agreement" with the nuclear power plant guard battalion of the Ukrainian National Guard, the ministry's press service said in a statement. Both nations' soldiers are currently providing security at the power plant's units…

TASS (2022-02-27). Russian delegation arrives in Belarus for talks with Ukrainians. tass.com Russian delegation is ready to start talks with Ukraine in Gomel, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov says…

Staff (2022-02-27). Moscow sends negotiating team, but Ukraine rejects summit location. rt.com Prospects for talks hang in limbo as Russian troops close in on Kiev | Talks to end the Russian military operation in Ukraine are delayed again due to disagreements over the location of the potential summit. | Moscow attacked the neighboring nation this week, arguing that it was defending the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics, which broke off from the eastern part of Ukraine shortly after the 2014 coup in Kiev. Ukraine said the move was an act of unprovoked aggression. | Russian diplomats and military officials have arrived in Gomel, a city in Belarus close to both the Russian and Ukrainian borders, the K…

Staff (2022-02-27). China speaks out against sanctions over Ukraine. rt.com Beijing believes the West should address Moscow's "legitimate security demands" | China said on Saturday that Western sanctions slapped on Russia over its military operation in Ukraine will not solve the crisis. Many countries have imposed sweeping restrictions on Moscow, hitting its banks, trade, and largest airline, among other things. Foreign Minister Wang Yi made his comments during a phone call with his German counterpart, Annalena Baerbock. | According to the Chinese Foreign Ministry, Wang said "China doesn't support the use of sanctions to solve problems, and even more so opposes unilateral sanctions th…

Editor2 (2022-02-27). Barack Obama's Father Identified as CIA Asset in US Drive to 'Recolonize' Africa During Early Days of the Cold War. orinocotribune.com By Gerald Horne — Feb 10, 2022 | Over the last decade, the U.S. has been quietly expanding its covert intelligence empire in Africa as part of a growing geopolitical rivalry with China. | A new book published by Susan Williams, entitled

Staff (2022-02-27). UK warns of Russia-NATO conflict. rt.com Foreign Secretary says West should be 'prepared for a very long haul' in Ukraine and a potential clash between Moscow and the military bloc | UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss has warned that the crisis in Ukraine could spill over into a direct conflict between Russia and NATO nations if Western powers "don't stand up to Putin now." | "If we don't stop Putin in Ukraine we are going to see others under threat — the Baltics, Poland, Moldova, and it could end up in a conflict with NATO," Truss told Sky News on Sunday. | "We do not want to go there," she said. | The British FM's comments come as Russia's militar…

sputniknews (2022-02-27). Russian Journalists Come Under Fire From Ukrainian Forces in Donbass. sputniknews.com On Thursday, Russia began a special operation to demilitarise Ukraine, responding to calls from the Donetsk and Lugansk people's republics for help in countering the aggression of Ukrainian forces.

Mariah Denman (2022-02-27). Far-right extremist kills one, injures others in Portland mass shootingÔøº. liberationnews.org "He didn't go for the crowd. He came for us."

Anonymous349 (2022-02-27). Day 4 Of War In Ukraine Started: Russian Troops Are In Kharkov City. Cruise Missiles Pound Regime Forces (Video). southfront.org The Fourth Day of the Russian peace enforcement operation in Ukraine started. In the morning of February 27, Russian forces…

sputniknews (2022-02-27). Russian MoD: Azov Battalion Used Grad Systems to Hit Residential Areas on Mariupol Outskirts. sputniknews.com On 24 February, Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine after the breakaway republics of Donetsk and Lugansk requested assistance to defend themselves from attacks by Ukrainian forces.

Staff (2022-02-27). China lifts all restrictions on wheat imports from Russia. rt.com The move could ease the impact of western sanctions against Moscow | China is now fully open to Russian wheat deliveries, as all import restrictions have been lifted, the South China Morning Post has reported, citing the country's General Administration of Customs. | The announcement was made public on Thursday, hours after Russia began its military operation in Ukraine, the paper says, adding that the deal could provide a lifeline to the Russian economy as it faces tough economic sanctions from the EU and the US, and at the same time addresses China's need to enhance food security. | China previously restrict…

Staff (2022-02-27). Putin orders Russian nuclear deterrent forces to be on highest alert. rt.com The move comes in response to 'hostile' rhetoric by top NATO officials, Russia's president has explained | President Vladimir Putin placed the country's strategic deterrence forces on "special" alert on Sunday, announcing the move during a meeting with Russia's Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu and Chief of Staff Valery Gerasimov. | "Western countries are not only taking unfriendly actions against our country in the economic area. I'm speaking about the illegitimate sanctions that everyone is well aware of. However, the top officials of the leading NATO countries also make aggressive statements against our countr…

Andrew Korybko (2022-02-27). President Putin Didn't Spark World War III, he Just Averted it! orinocotribune.com By Andrew Korybko — Feb 24, 2022 | A much larger war that could dangerously escalate into World War III was averted by Russia's preemptive special operation in Ukraine aimed at neutralizing the US and NATO's latent, imminent, and hot threats emanating from that country. This makes Moscow's military mission truly a peacemaking one since the Eurasian Great Power responsibly sought to prevent World War III, not spark it. Russia truly had no choice but to act now. | The US-led Western Mainstream Media's latest information warfare narrative against Russia is that President Putin just sparked World War III, but th…

Fight Back (2022-02-27). Minneapolis protest calls for U.S. de-escalation in Ukraine. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – On February 24, around 30 people demonstrated outside U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar's office in downtown Minneapolis with signs and banners calling for no war with Russia and an end to U.S. intervention in Ukraine. Held less than 24 hours after Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered Russian troops into Ukraine, the protest came amidst a jingoistic frenzy of calls by Western governments and media for actions against Russia. | Protesters emphasized the role that the U.S. and NATO played for years in escalating tensions between Ukraine and Russia. In 2014, the elected Ukrainian government was overth…

Staff (2022-02-27). Lukashenko describes conditions for nuclear deployment. rt.com Belarus' leader has detailed a situation that would prompt him to request a "return" of weapons to Minsk | Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has clarified his stance on nuclear weapons by saying that if the West moves its arsenal close to his country's borders then Minsk will ask neighboring Russia to "return" nuclear weapons to Belarus. | Speaking to the media on Sunday, Belarus' leader recalled a conversation with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron. According to him, on Saturday he told Macron that "if America, or France, also a nuclear power, transfer their nuclear weapons to Poland, to Lithuani…

Staff (2022-02-27). Russia's vast offshore reserves could roil international money markets. rt.com Moscow holds $300 billion abroad, a Credit Suisse strategist estimates | The world's money markets will suffer if Ukraine-related sanctions target Russia's huge offshore reserves, according to Credit Suisse as reported by Bloomberg on Thursday. | The Swiss banking giant says Moscow has about $300 billion of foreign currency held abroad — enough to disrupt money markets if the reserves are frozen or if Moscow is forced to suddenly move them due to sanctions over the crisis in Ukraine, the business outlet quotes Credit Suisse Group AG strategist Zoltan Pozsar as saying. | "When flows change, spreads can gap…

Anonymous103 (2022-02-27). Oil Depots Burning All Over Ukraine (Videos). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On the night of February 27, the Ukrainian Armed Forces shelled the village of Rovenki with rockets. Despite destroying civilian settlements, Ukrainian forces launched a missile attack on an oil depot located in the town in the LPR. A large fire broke out. | According to the footage, the Tochka-U missile was used to destroy the oil depot. According to the LPR People's Militia, eight fuel tanks with a volume of about 5 thousand liters were damaged. No injuries were reported. | Another attack on…

sputniknews (2022-02-27). Putin Assures Israel's Bennett Russia Ready to Talk to Ukraine, Says Kiev Showing 'Inconsistency'. sputniknews.com Russia summoned Israel's ambassador to Moscow on Friday top ask why Tel Aviv "supports neo-Nazis" in Kiev after Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid blasted the Russian military operation in Ukraine as a 'grave violation of the international order'.

Zach Farber (2022-02-27). Dozens turn out to hear anti-war activist Juliana Musheyev speak against war with Russia. liberationnews.org On Feb. 25 nearly 40 people, including CBS 8 news, gathered at the San Diego Justice Center for a community forum about NATO expansion and aggression since the alliance's inception.

sputniknews (2022-02-27). How Western Press Has Kept Silent For Years on War in Donbass & Neo-Nazism in Ukraine. sputniknews.com Russia on 24 February launched a "special operation" in Donbass aimed at protecting Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics (DPR and LPR), which were recognised as independent entities by Moscow on 21 February. The Western media called the operation "an invasion" they have long warned about.

_____ (2022-02-27). NATO's Atlantic Council Promoted Ukraine's Neo-Nazi Azov Battalion. popularresistance.org The NATO military alliance's de facto think tank, the Atlantic Council, promoted a notorious neo-Nazi militia in Ukraine, the Azov Battalion, in a 2014 article that depicted the fascist extremists as anti-Russian heroes. | The Atlantic Council is one of the most powerful think tanks in Washington. With funding from the US State Department, numerous Western governments, NATO, and the weapons industry, it plays a key role in shaping US foreign policy, particularly toward Russia. | The Atlantic Council published a report in June 2014 titled "The Battle For Mariupol." It was little more than a press release for Azov,…

_____ (2022-02-27). US Tries to Fragment and Destroy China. journal-neo.org China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi told US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken in a phone conversation that took place on February 22 about China's concerns over the worsening of China-US relations that in his opinion was a direct result of Washington's actions. According to the Chinese foreign minister, Beijing is ready to build relations with the …

Vijay Prashad (2022-02-27). The Left has Culture, but the World Still Belongs to the Banks. orinocotribune.com By Vijay Prashad — Feb 10, 2022 | 'There is great intellectual poverty on the part of the right wing', Héctor Béjar says in our latest Béjar speaks with a great deal of authority on these matters because, for the past sixty years, he has been intimately involved in the intellectual and political debates which have taken place in his native Peru and across Latin America. 'In the cul…

TASS (2022-02-27). Russian armed forces eliminate over 900 Ukraine's military facilities, says ministry. tass.com Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Major-General Igor Konashenkov added that 26 jets, helicopters and remotely piloted aircraft have also been shot down…

Mariah Denman (2022-02-27). Far-right extremist kills one, injures others in Portland mass shooting. liberationnews.org "He didn't go for the crowd. He came for us."

sputniknews (2022-02-27). Russia-Europe Gas Transit Through Ukraine to Remain at Near Maximum Capacity, Operator Says. sputniknews.com The Russian military operation in Ukraine has sent energy prices on a rollercoaster of volatility, with oil surging past $100 a barrel and spot prices for gas jumping 60 percent or more Thursday before leveling out Friday.

sputniknews (2022-02-27). UK to Keep Secret Names of Thousands of Firms After Billions in COVID-19 Loans Lost – Report. sputniknews.com The UK government estimated recently that the bounce-back scheme, which granted loans up to 50,000 pounds ($67,000) to small firms during the COVID-19 pandemic, cost it approximately 4.9 billion pounds ($6.5 billion) in fraud.

Dave DeCamp (2022-02-27). Putin Orders Nuclear Forces on High Alert, Cites Western Sanctions. news.antiwar.com Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday ordered Russia's nuclear forces to be put on "special" alert in response to Western sanctions and what he said were "aggressive statements" made by NATO countries. "Top officials in NATO's leading countries have been making aggressive statements against our country. For this reason, I give orders to the defense …

Peoples Dispatch (2022-02-27). US and NATO are threats to global peace. peoplesdispatch.org The world is already bearing witness to the grim reality of unrestrained military buildup and warmongering attitudes embodied by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). In June, NATO will host its In the lead-up to this sum…

sputniknews (2022-02-27). Analyst: Russia Seeks to Neutralise Ukraine's Geopolitical Status to Solve Dangerous Security Crisis. sputniknews.com As Russia launched a special military operation in Ukraine in order to protect the Donbass republics and demilitarise the country, which seeks to join NATO, two major Asian powers, China and India, have remained cautious in taking sides. An expert reckons the crisis will send a ripple effect in Europe and shape a new order in the Asia Pacific.

Staff (2022-02-27). US claims Russia is 'manufacturing threats'. rt.com White House press secretary Jen Psaki insists NATO poses no threat to Russia | White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Sunday that Russian President Vladimir Putin's decision to place Russia's nuclear deterrence forces on high alert was an example of "manufacturing threats that don't exist." Putin, however, says he gave the order after NATO officials made "aggressive statements" against Russia. | "This is really a pattern that we've seen from President Putin through the course of this conflict, which is manufacturing threats that don't exist in order to justify further aggression," Psaki told ABC News an…

_____ (2022-02-27). Why Russia Wanted Security Guarantees From the West. strategic-culture.org Despite promises made to Gorbachev at the end of the Cold War, NATO has incorporated almost all of former Soviet allies establishing its military facilities along Russia's border. NATO forces have encircled the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad, home to Russia's only ice-free port on the Baltic Sea. In addititon, the West has instigated "color revolutions" in the former Soviet republics targeting Russia-friendly regimes. Still, the West refuses to recognize Russia's security concerns as legitimate.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-02-27). In Defense of Russia and the People's Republics of Donbas. libya360.wordpress.com Carlos Fonseca Terán In the context of the unification of Germany, the Western powers agreed with the Soviet Union (to which Russia belonged) that NATO would not incorporate countries within its borders. For those who do not know, NATO is the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, formed by the West to provide a military counterweight to…

Staff (2022-02-27). More EU nations to provide weapons to Ukraine. rt.com The Czech Republic, Portugal, Belgium, and the Netherlands will provide Kiev with weapons amid the Russian offensive | Several European countries announced on Sunday that they would supply Ukraine with weapons and ammunition. They include the Czech Republic, Portugal, Belgium, and the Netherlands, while Germany made a similar statement on Saturday. | Since the beginning of Russia's offensive on February 24, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has issued several calls for the international community to provide "defense assistance" to his country. | On February 25, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg anno…

sputniknews (2022-02-27). UK's Truss Claims Unless Russian Op in Ukraine is Stopped, It May Result in Conflict With NATO. sputniknews.com Truss also argued that, if Russia is serious about entering negotiations with Ukraine, it should pull its troops out of the country.

Benjamin Norton (2022-02-27). US sanctions on Russia over Ukraine also target Venezuela, Nicaragua, Cuba. multipolarista.com President Joe Biden's top Latin America advisor, Juan S. Gonzalez, admitted that US sanctions against Russia aim to hurt Venezuela, Nicaragua, and Cuba as well. The three socialist governments condemned NATO aggression for creating the crisis in Ukraine.

Staff (2022-02-27). Australia to fund lethal arms for Ukraine. rt.com Canberra said it would provide lethal military assistance to Kiev with the help of NATO | Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has ordered the funding of lethal military assistance for Ukraine — a step up from his previous commitment to non-lethal aid — as the military conflict between Kiev and Moscow continues. | Australia would start supplying weapons to Ukraine through its NATO allies, Morrison "The Aus…

David Swanson (2022-02-27). Solidarity Between U.S. and Russian Peace Activists. warisacrime.org By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, February 27, 2022 War is fairly well known for killing, injuring, traumatizing, destroying, and rendering homeless. It's somewhat well known for diverting massive resources from urgent needs, preventing global cooperation on pressing emergencies, damaging the environment, eroding civil liberties, justifying government secrecy, corroding culture, fueling bigotry, weakening the rule …

Staff (2022-02-27). Donetsk and Lugansk: The Role of NATO and the US Strategy. orinocotribune.com By Rubén Ramos — Feb 23, 2022 | The attack on Donetsk and Lugansk is part of a US plan to apply heavy sanctions, together with its European vassals, on Russia, by accusing it of wanting to annex Ukraine. This would hamper Russia's current economic plan, its ground and space technology development, and its self-defense strategy. | While the United States and its European "vassal states" have denied the geopolitical validity of the "Security Guarantees" peace proposal presented by Russia in December 2021, those very same countries have sent mercenaries and illegal armament to the Donbas region to attack the i…

Staff (2022-02-27). Trump says NATO & US acted 'dumb'. rt.com The former president suggested the US' chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan prompted the Russian offensive in Ukraine | Former US President Donald Trump has argued that President Joe Biden and NATO had acted "dumb" compared to his "smart" one time Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin and claimed Moscow's attack on Ukraine would not have happened under his presidency. | Trump made the comments during a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Saturday. Addressing his supporters, Trump noted that he was the only US president of the 21st century to not oversee Russia's military action abroad.

ecns.cn (2022-02-27). China to seek political settlement of Ukraine issue: FM spokesperson. ecns.cn China has always stood on the side of peace and justice and will continue to promote a political settlement of the Ukraine issue, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Friday.

Staff (2022-02-27). Ukraine vows not to surrender. rt.com The country will not "give up a single inch" of its territory, its foreign minister has said | Ukraine will not "capitulate" to Russia, Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba said on Sunday ahead of negotiations between Moscow and Kiev. | The two delegations are due to meet at an undisclosed location in Belarus, close to the borders of both countries. | "There is nothing bad in talks as such and, if the outcome of these talks will be peace and the end of war, that should be welcomed. But I want to make it very clear: we will not surrender, we will not capitulate, we will not give up a single inch of our territory," Ku…

Staff (2022-02-27). Chelsea issue statement on Ukraine. rt.com The announcement was made a day after a statement by club owner Roman Abramovich | Premier League giants Chelsea have issued a statement about the Russian military operation in Ukraine. | In an announcement hours before the club's Carabao Cup final date with Liverpool at Wembley Stadium, the club called the situation in Ukraine "horrific and devastating." | "Chelsea FC's thoughts are with everyone in Ukraine," it added. "Everyone at the club is praying for peace." | The development came less than 24 hours after club owner Roman Abramovich said he was handing the "stewardship and care" of the club to its truste…

Staff (2022-02-27). Boxing chiefs will not sanction fights in Russia. rt.com The decision has been made in light of Russia's military operation in Ukraine | Boxing's leading governing bodies have announced they will no longer arrange title fights in Russia following the start of the military operation in Ukraine. | A joint statement by the World Boxing Council (WBC), International Boxing Federation (IBF), World Boxing Association (WBA) and World Boxing Organization (WBO) said the organizations would "not sanction any boxing championships in Russia" until further assessment of the situation". | The statement, titled 'The World of Boxing United for Immediate Peace', added that the milita…

_____ (2022-02-27). Why is the West Silent about the Aggressive Actions of the US Armed Forces in Syria? journal-neo.org On February 24, the Syrian Arab news agency SANA reported that the United States was sending another military escort to Syria, which again acknowledged Washington's ongoing occupation policy in this Middle Eastern country. It has been continued since 2014 without any UN sanctions and without any permission from official Damascus authorities. The US military convoy …

In Defense of Liberation! (2022-02-27). Morning Commute 2-27-2022: Internationalism in the Age of Imperialism. anchor.fm In this episode I give a brief overview of some of the great topics that me and Luna or I go over in an upcoming episode yet to be released. But I also discussed some important points about how to organize in the age of imperialism, I give a explanation about historical examples that prove the necessity of revolution, and how we can build it. I hope all of you are well, stay safe, and if you need anything please never hesitate to reach out!

_____ (2022-02-27). 'Mothers And Fathers March' Stands Behind Youth Resisting Coup. popularresistance.org On Saturday, February 26, thousands of elderly people in Sudan took part in the 'Mothers and Fathers march' to voice their support for the youth who, organized under the neighborhood Resistance Committees (RCs), continue resisting the military junta daily on the streets. The security forces attacked this demonstration, injuring at least 34 people, said the Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors (CCSD). | At least 83 pro-democracy protesters have been killed by security forces, and more than 3,000 have been injured in the four months since the coup by army chief Abdel Fattah al Burhan on October 25, 2021. | Over 45…

_____ (2022-02-27). On Contact: Race And America's Long War. popularresistance.org The internal violence in the United States, militarized police, and the largest prison system in the world, along with America's endemic racism, are mirrored in the foreign wars that have been fought almost continuously by the United States since the end of the 19th century. These inner and outer wars, argues historian Nikhil Pal Singh, are intimately connected. The gunning down of unarmed black people in American cities is expressed outside our borders in the gunning down of unarmed Muslims in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Yemen, Libya, and Somalia, often by militarized drones. The prison-industrial-complex at home…

_____ (2022-02-27). Woman's Quest To Safeguard Funds To Clean Up Oil And Gas Industry's Mess. popularresistance.org After the Biden administration's bipartisan infrastructure law was passed, the administration hailed the bill's $4.7 billion package to cap orphaned oil and gas wells as a move to tackle "super-polluting methane emissions," saying it will combat the climate crisis and create jobs. But it is possible that, without tight rules, these public funds could be spent in ways that contradict those goals — and go to the very entities that enabled these environmental messes in the first place. | Though the administration claims it will establish safeguards, currently there are no rules to compel state oil and gas regu…

_____ (2022-02-27). 'The War In Ukraine': Watchdog Media Institute's 22-Part Video Series. popularresistance.org Produced and presented by the Watchdog Media Institute, here is a chronological archive of events in Ukraine from the beginning of the Euromaidan protests in November 2013 to the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in July 2014. Hundreds of various sources are presented without commentary and in context, allowing the viewer to adequately interpret the information themselves. Research & Editing by: Chris Nolan. Subtitles by: Angelina Siard & Ollie Richardson. This video series presents an invaluable background to the beginnings of the war in Ukraine that eventually led to the Russian intervention on T…

Jesús Rodríguez-Espinoza (2022-02-27). White House: Venezuela Will Feel the Pressure of Sanctions Against Russia (+Missile Crisis). orinocotribune.com Caracas, February 26, 2022 ( "The sanctions on Russia are so robust that they will have an impact on those governments with economic links with Russia," stated González. "And that is by design, so Venez…

Staff (2022-02-27). 6 March, Webinar: Resisting Anti-Palestinian Repression with Collectif Palestine Vaincra, Khaled Barakat and Palestine Action. samidoun.net Sunday, 6 March 10 am Pacific — 1 pm Eastern — 6 pm GMT — 7 pm Europe — 8 pm Palestine Register: bit.ly/resistrepression Join us on Sunday, 6 March to hear directly from organizers challenging anti-Palestinian repression internationally. Just this week, French interior minister Gerald Darmanin announced his intention to dissolve, or ban, two …

Binx Ramos (2022-02-27). San Francisco's Bayview community fights racist pollution. liberationnews.org On Feb. 12 in San Francisco, the Bayview Hunters Point community rallied and marched along Third St., demanding the complete cleanup of nuclear and toxic contamination at Hunters Point Naval Shipyard and adjacent areas. The shipyard is classified as a superfund site, deemed a hazardous contamination location by the EPA.

Staff (2022-02-27). Saudis target Yemen's intl. airport, residential areas. en.mehrnews.com The Saudi coalition on Sunday bombed Sanaa International Airport located in the Yemeni capital of Sana'a, as well as Yemeni residential areas in Sa'dah and Dhamr.

teleSUR, yart, JGN (2022-02-27). Rusia destruye 975 instalaciones en operativo en Ucrania. telesurtv.net Las Fuerzas Armadas de Rusia bloquearon las ciudades de Jersón y Berdiansken durante esta jornada de operaciones.

teleSUR, JCM (2022-02-27). Delegaciones de Rusia y Ucrania se reunirán en el este de Belarús. telesurtv.net El líder de la delegación rusa, Vladímir Medinski, ha declarado que la parte ucraniana acordó llegar este domingo a Belarús.

teleSUR (2022-02-27). China Claims That the US Is the Real Threat to the World. telesurenglish.net In the context of the special military operation that Russia deploys in Ukraine, the Chinese embassy in Moscow reminded on Saturday that the United States (U.S.) is "the real threat to the world". | RELATED: | The Chinese representation denounced on its Twitter social network account that more than 80 percent of the armed conflicts registered since the middle of the last century to the beginning of the present century were started by t…

Staff (2022-02-27). Ukraine releases convicts to fight Russia. rt.com Convicted acid-attack murderer has been allowed to handpick a squad of fellow inmates | Ukraine is releasing inmates and criminal suspects with a military background so they can join the fight against the Russian attack on the country, the national prosecutor general's office confirmed on Sunday. | Moscow attacked its neighbor on Thursday, arguing it was defending the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics, which broke off from eastern Ukraine shortly after the 2014 coup in Kiev. Ukraine condemned the move, claiming it was an act of unprovoked aggression. | A convict's service record, combat experience, and re…

Pavan Kulkarni (2022-02-27). 'Mothers and Fathers March' stands firmly behind Sudanese youth resisting coup leaders. peoplesdispatch.org Elderly people across Sudan took to the streets in a show of support for the youth who are resisting the military junta. Meanwhile, the neighborhood Resistance Committees are set to announce a united political vision for the country…

sputniknews (2022-02-27). As West Slaps Another Package of Sanctions on Russia, Analyst Mulls Over Their Effectiveness. sputniknews.com Although Western sanctions did harm the Iranian economy, they failed to curb Tehran's nuclear drive. They also failed to result in the overthrow of the current Iranian leadership. Will the same scenario unfold in Russia?

sputniknews (2022-02-27). COVID-Hit Queen Elizabeth II Postpones Key Diplomatic Reception. sputniknews.com On 20 February, Buckingham Palace announced that UK Queen Elizabeth II had tested positive for coronavirus, but that she would continue performing some duties at her Windsor Palace home while receiving medical care.

sputniknews (2022-02-27). Putin Thanks Russian Special Op Forces for Heroically Performing Their Military Duty in Ukraine. sputniknews.com Earlier, Russia formally recognised the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics (DPR and LPR) amid intensified shelling of their territory by Kiev's forces. Moscow launched a military operation in Ukraine in response to a request for assistance from DPR and LPR, with the goal of neutralising Ukraine's military capacity with precision strikes.

teleSUR- hvh, JL (2022-02-27). Chile supera los 3 millones de contagios por Covid desde 2020. telesurtv.net El país suramericano reporta un total de 42.070 fallecidos a causa del virus.

TASS (2022-02-27). President Lukashenko rules out nuclear weapons in Belarus. tass.com According to a report by BelTA, Lukashenko dismissed such speculations as "fakes"

WSWS (2022-02-27). Credit Suisse revelations: The rot of the financial oligarchy and its banking system. wsws.org It is impossible to clean out the Augean filth of the global political, economic and financial system. Reports of financial criminality have become so routine that a day later Suisse Secrets was old news.

League of Women Voters (2022-02-27). Thursday 3/3: Women Who Are Powering Voting Rights & Democracy w/ LWV. indybay.org Online event…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-02-27). Western Reporting: News from Nowhere. libya360.wordpress.com Stephen Sefton Apologies to John Heartfield's "Whoever reads bourgeois newspapers becomes blind and deaf" There are three main senses in which practically no foreign affairs reporting by Western news media and NGOs is ever about the country ostensibly the subject of their reports. First, almost invariably the reporting is so selective and biased as to…

scorinoco (2022-02-27). My Day in Palestine: The Stunning Beauty and Cruel Reality of an Occupied Land. orinocotribune.com By Miko Peled — Feb 21, 2022 | Walking through the low hills of the Naqab as the sun sets and the moon comes up is an experience that allows us to imagine what Palestine was like before it was torn apart by Zionists and what can still be saved if we act fast. | The ruins of the Palestinian village of

ecns.cn (2022-02-27). China's textile sector sees strong growth in 2021. ecns.cn China's textile industry posted robust expansion last year, with both revenue and profits logging double-digit growth, official data showed.

Anonymous669 (2022-02-27). Four Killed Or Wounded In Syrian Artillery Strikes On Turkish-Occupied Town In Greater Idlib. southfront.org © Sputnik / Iliya Pitalev | On February 27, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) artillery pounded the Turkish-occupied town of Afes in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib. | The shelling killed two men and wounded two others. Syrian opposition activists claimed that the men were civilians. However, Afes is located right on the frontline with the SAA in the southeastern Idlib countryside which suggests that the casualties were in fact militants. | Afes is one of few towns in Greater Idlib that are directly occupied…

TASS (2022-02-27). UK premier says first step made to exclude Russia from global financial system. tass.com The European Union, in cooperation with the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada, is set to disconnect several Russian banks from the international SWIFT system, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said…

teleSUR (2022-02-27). Peruvian President Calls to Activate OAS Democratic Charter. telesurenglish.net This Saturday, the President of Peru, Pedro Castillo, demanded through his Twitter account that the Inter-American Democratic Charter of the Organization of American States (OAS) be activated in view of the risk of a coup d'état against the "Government of the People". | RELATED: | Castillo's statements come after businesswoman Karelim Lopez, who is currently under investigation for participating in alleged acts of corruption, pointe…

Staff (2022-02-27). Belarus carries out constitutional referendum. rt.com The revisions offer a significant change in the country's government structure | Belarus' referendum on constitutional changes has been declared valid with more than 50% of the voters attending polling stations by midday, the local news agency Belta reported on Sunday. | The proposed amendments, if accepted by the Belarusians, would mean a drastic change to the country's government structure. The new People's Assembly — a council of the Belarus' government with industry leaders and top officials — would be responsible for approving key state documents, including military doctrine and security policie…

Staff (2022-02-27). The mystery of what happens when we die: solved. rt.com New research suggests the point we've traditionally called "death" might have been a few seconds too early | One of the questions everyone wants the answer to may have been solved by accident. A groundbreaking study offers hard new evidence that, at the moment we shuffle off this mortal coil, our life really does flash before our eyes, challenging the very understanding of the time at which death actually occurs. |

Staff (2022-02-27). Germany to hike defense spending, buy new weapons. rt.com Berlin has until now avoided rebuilding its armed forces | German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said on Sunday that he'll invest –Ñ100 billion ($113 billion) in weaponry and hike defense spending to 2% of GDP, in light of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. Successive German governments have resisted investing in the country's military, at times angering the US. | "It's clear we need to invest significantly more in the security of our country, in order to protect our freedom and our democracy," the left-wing leader told a special sitting of the Bundestag (the German Parliament). Promising to reverse decades…

Anonymous103 (2022-02-27). Battle For Kharkov: Street Fighting Began (Video). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The fighting on the streets of Kharkov began in early hours of February 27. | Fighting in the Karkov outskirts lasted for almost the whole night. The head of the Kharkov Regional State Administration confirmed that Russian troops broke through the defense of the city. Kharkov police officials confirmed that numerous Russian groups have broken into the city. | On February 27, the Ministry of Defense Ministry reported that the 302nd anti-aircraft missile Regiment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, equi…

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