2023-03-15: News Headlines

Larry Johnson (2023-03-15). Russia Warns the United States About Continued Support for Ukraine By Downing MQ9 Reaper. sonar21.com Don’t be confused. The alleged “collision” between a Russian SU-27 jet fighter and a U.S. Air Force MQ9 Reaper drone was not an accident. Russia was sending an unmistakable message…

WSWS (2023-03-15). Russia downs US drone as NATO plans major escalation in Ukraine. wsws.org The downing of the $30 million military drone is a dangerous milestone in the escalating war between the United States and Russia.

Staff (2023-03-15). NATO states build “naval coalition” with Ukraine; “Ukraine is also building a fleet in Turkey” antibellum679354512.wordpress.com UkinformMarch 14, 2023 Reznikov announces formation of naval coalition International partners will help Ukraine develop its naval fleet. Ukraine’s Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov said this at a joint briefing with Dutch Defense Minister Kajsa Ollongren at the Ukraine-Odesa Media Center on March 14…. “Today, the Minister of Defense of the Netherlands, Mrs. Ollongren, announced that …

Staff (2023-03-15). Britain may send 4.5-generation warplanes to NATO “eastern flank” in exchange for MiGs for Ukraine. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Air Force TechnologyMarch 10, 2023 UK could supply Typhoons to fellow NATO country to enable MiG-29 Ukraine provision The UK could send a small quantity of Tranche 1 Eurofighter Typhoon fighters to a third-party NATO country, in turn freeing Russian-design platforms such as the MiG-29 still in service to be granted as aid to Ukraine. …

____ (2023-03-15). Chinese, Iranian and Russian navies to conduct joint drills. ecns.cn Chinese, Iranian and Russian navies to conduct joint drills in the Gulf of Oman from March 15 to 19.

Kurt Nimmo (2023-03-15). CIA, SBU Terrorize Ethnic Russians in Transnistria. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2023-03-15). Poland: first permanently-stationed U.S. Army corps digs in for long run, war with Russia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com The First NewsMarch 15, 2023 First permanently based U.S soldiers adapt to new life in Poland Two of the first US soldiers to be permanently based in the country, the Victory Corps soldiers have been posted to Camp Ko≈õciuszko in Pozna≈Ñ. *** The stationing follows President Joe Biden’s announcement last year that the United States …

infobrics (2023-03-15). AUKUS furthers China containment strategy with new nuclear-powered submarine deal. infobrics.org China says the US, UK and Australia completely disregard the concerns of the international communities and the agreement will lead to “error and danger”.

infobrics (2023-03-15). EU more dependent than ever on US for security. infobrics.org Washington wants a NATOized Europe to pivot to Asia, but its own policies keep Europe deindustrialized and dependent.

infobrics (2023-03-15). Ukrainian military do not believe there will be spring counteroffensive. infobrics.org Contradicting Western propaganda, Kiev’s officials are hopeless that there will be a “game changer” with Western weapons during this spring.

Caitlin Johnstone. (2023-03-15). The Drums Of War With China Are Beating Much Louder Now. popularresistance.org Comments from both Washington and Beijing have suddenly become much more pointed and aggressive in recent days, with talk about hot war now being discussed as not just a real possibility but in many cases as a probability. Let’s have a look at some of the most significant recent developments. The Chinese government has finally broken from its usual restrained commentary on the way the empire has been aggressively encircling the PRC with war machinery in ways that Washington would never permit itself to be encircled and waging economic warfare that it itself would never tolerate.

_____ (2023-03-15). The China and Russia ‘no limits friendship’ 2.0. journal-neo.org

____ (2023-03-15). China strongly opposes AUKUS nuclear submarine plans. ecns.cn We’ve repeatedly said that the establishment of the so-called AUKUS security partnership between the US, the UK and Australia to promote cooperation on nuclear submarines and other cutting-edge military technologies is a typical Cold War mentality.

____ (2023-03-15). China urges Japan to heed concerns of all parties on nuclear-contaminated water disposal. ecns.cn Twelve years on, the Japanese government, instead of learning the painful lesson of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident, is set on pushing through the ocean discharge plan in an attempt to shift the risk of nuclear pollution onto all humanity. A responsible country would never do such things and this simply runs counter to the international obligations Japan should fulfill.

John Catalinotto, Sara Flounders (2023-03-15). Which way forward for the antiwar movement? workers.org Workers World Managing Editor John Catalinotto held an interview March 13 with Sara Flounders, co-director of the International Action Center (IAC), a member of the Administrative Committee of the United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC) and contributing editor to Workers World, to discuss the developments of the past year of the . . . |

Michael Hudson (2023-03-15). Why the U.S. banking system is breaking up. mronline.org Economist Michael Hudson responds to the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank and Silvergate, and explains the similarities with the 2008 financial crash and the savings and loan crisis of the 1980s.

infobrics (2023-03-15). US keeps sending tens of billions to Kiev despite ongoing banking collapse. infobrics.org The interests of not just the current US administration, but virtually the entire political establishment have been connected to foreign regimes, particularly Kiev, where the DNC’s top leadership (including the Biden family) has a vested interest.

Staff (2023-03-15). Peru’s De Facto Vice Minister of Health Chased from Restaurant. orinocotribune.com This Monday, March 13, members of the Ayacucho People’s Defense Front (Fredepa), in Peru, confronted de facto Vice Minister of Health Henry Rebaza when he was having lunch in a restaurant in the department of Ayacucho. Rebaza fled the restaurant. | Cries of “murderer!” and “get out of Ayacucho!” were among the many insults that Rebaza and the entourage that accompanied him faced while a security agent tried to protect him. The ire of every day Peruvians was exacerbated by Rebaza’s appearance at the fine restaurant during a time of crisis. Peruvians are faced with a coup regime that has been massacring their fello…

Staff (2023-03-15). Jeremy Scahill on Growing Proxy War Between U.S. and Russia & Downing of U.S. Drone in Black Sea. democracynow.org A U.S. drone crashed in international waters Tuesday after being intercepted by Russian fighter jets over the Black Sea. According to U.S. officials, one of the Russian warplanes collided with the MQ-9 Reaper drone and damaged its propeller, but Russia denies the aircraft made contact. The incident occurred about 75 miles southwest of Crimea and marks another blow to relations between the two nuclear-armed powers. Jeremy Scahill, senior correspondent for The Intercept, describes the drone encounter as “an incendiary development” in the U.S. proxy war against Russia over its invasion of Ukraine. &#8220…

Medea Benjamin (2023-03-15). The Not-So-Winding Road from Iraq to Ukraine. globalresearch.ca

Chris Hedges (2023-03-15). Chris Hedges: Ukraine’s Death by Proxy. mintpressnews.com Ukraine is a pawn for militarists intent on degrading Russia and, ultimately, China in a self-defeating quest to ensure US global hegemony. The end of this war, like most proxy wars, will be ugly.

Felix Abt (2023-03-15). “Provoked” NATO expansion, “unprovoked” Ukraine war, and the Dire “China threat” covertactionmagazine.com Claims made by transatlantic politicians and their media partners turn reality upside down—and would baffle even George Orwell. U.S. President Joe Biden, Western politicians and their media partners agree that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was “unprovoked.” The president of the country notorious for its numerous unprovoked wars of aggression called Putin a “criminal” for doing …

Marie Hawthorne (2023-03-15). Is the US Funding an Experiment in Digital Control in Ukraine? globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2023-03-15). IYSSE holds anti-war demonstrations in front of two major universities in Sri Lanka. wsws.org The two events in Sri Lanka were part of a global series being held by the IYSSE to fight for the end of the war in Ukraine and to prevent the US-led plans for conflict with China.

WSWS (2023-03-15). Stop the war in Ukraine! Mobilize the international working class against imperialism! wsws.org In endorsing and participating in the demonstration on March 18, the IYSSE seeks to advance a revolutionary socialist strategy that directs the anti-war movement toward an open struggle against capitalism.

Staff (2023-03-15). Georgian defense, military chiefs join 50-nation Greater NATO Ukraine war assistance meeting. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Agenda.geMarch 15, 2023 Georgian Defence Minister joins Ukraine Defence Contact Group virtual meeting Georgian Defence Minister Juansher Burchuladze on Wednesday took part in the virtual meeting of the Ukraine Defence Contact Group to discuss the current situation in Ukraine amid the ongoing Russian invasion. Defence ministers and high-ranking military personnel from 50 countries participated in …

Staff (2023-03-15). Pentagon’s Austin: nine NATO allies, partners to send over 150 Leopard tanks to Ukraine. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Interfax-UkraineMarch 15, 2023 Nine countries promise to send over 150 Leopard tanks to Ukraine — Pentagon chief Nine countries have already agreed to send more than 150 Leopard tanks to Ukraine, United States Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said while opening a virtual meeting of the Ukraine Defense Contact Group in the Ramstein format on …

Staff (2023-03-15). Georgia: linchpin in EU’s drive into Ukraine, Caucasus, Caspian, Central Asia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Civil GeorgiaMarch 15, 2023 EU Holds its Regional Ambassadorial in Tbilisi The EU regional Ambassadorial is taking place in Tbilisi on 14-15 March. The Ambassadorial is attended by the Heads of the EU Delegations in the Eastern Partnership countries, Central Asia, Ukraine, Turkey, as well as senior officials from the EU External Action Service and …

Staff (2023-03-15). Pentagon chief officiates over 50-nation Ukraine war council: more combat vehicles, surface-to-air missiles. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com UkrinformMarch 15, 2023 Leopard tanks, air defense components, NASAMS: Austin sums up 10th Ramstein format meeting U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III commends the results of the 10th Ukraine Defense Contact Group meeting which brought together about 50 nations. “We’ve just completed our 10th, highly successful meeting of Ukraine Defense Contact Group,” Austin …

Staff (2023-03-15). Headlines for March 15, 2023. democracynow.org U.S. Accuses Russia of Striking Drone Over Black Sea, Dems Introduce Bill to Reinstate Dodd-Frank Regulations After Twin Bank Failures, EPA Proposes Rules to Reduce Toxic PFAS in Water, Biden Signs Executive Order on Gun Control as He Visits Monterey Park, Former Pakistani PM Imran Khan Evades Arrest for Second Time This Month, Sec. Blinken Meets with Ethiopian Leaders Before Heading to Niger, Death Toll from Historic Cyclone Freddy Reaches 220 in Malawi, Mozambique and Madagascar, Novo Nordisk Is Second Major Drug Co. to Cut Price of Insulin After Intense Public Pressure, Wellesley Students in Favor of Opening U…

infobrics (2023-03-15). Ruscon Quadruples Service Frequency Between India and Russia. infobrics.org The route now also includes Jeddah in Saudi Arabia as port of call…

infobrics (2023-03-15). Chinese Carmakers Gain Popularity in Russia. infobrics.org Chinese carmakers have seen a recent gain in popularity in Russia following the departure of western alternatives…

infobrics (2023-03-15). Dilma Concludes Talks with BRICS Ministers. infobrics.org Former President Dilma Rousseff has held virtual meetings with finance ministers from the BRICS countries (the bloc comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa)…

Peoples Dispatch (2023-03-15). Leftist parties intensify campaign to maintain Swiss neutrality. mronline.org The Communist Party and the Swiss Party of Labor (PST-POP) have made neutrality a key plank of their campaign in the upcoming elections. The political leadership of the country is being accused of compromising the policy of neutrality under the influence of NATO and EU.

Staff (2023-03-15). The Nord Stream Bombing: Jeremy Scahill on Why U.S. Remains Most Likely Culprit in Pipeline Sabotage. democracynow.org Questions continue to swirl about who blew up the Nord Stream pipelines in September. Last month, the legendary investigative journalist Seymour Hersh reported the sabotage was carried out by the U.S. Navy with remotely triggered explosives during NATO exercises. The U.S. has denied the claim. We speak to The Intercept’s Jeremy Scahill about his latest article, “Conflicting Reports Thicken Nord Stream Bombing Plot.”…

Center for Biological Diversity (2023-03-15). Nevada Bill Would Let State Wildlife Agency Conserve Monarchs, Other Pollinators. indybay.org RENO, Nev., March 13, 2023 — Nevada’s Assembly Natural Resources Committee will consider a bill today that would give the state’s Department of Wildlife authority to manage pollinators and other insects that need conservation.

Staff (2023-03-15). (Strictly) Europe’s largest army: Polish PM, DM inspect Train With NATO project. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Polish Press AgencyMarch 15, 2023 Polish army must have sufficient deterrent power says PM Poland’s army must be strong enough to deter potential attacks, Mateusz Morawiecki, Polish prime minister said on Sunday. Morawiecki made the statement as he and Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak met with participants in the “Train with Nato” project at the 1st …

Staff (2023-03-15). NATO delivers specialized vehicles to Georgian military. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Rustavi2March 15, 2023 NATO donates specialized vehicles to the Defence Forces of Georgia Vehicles equipped with special hardware for “quick and effective” response capabilities were donated by NATO to the Georgian Defence Forces. According to the Ministry of Defence, 6 all-terrain vehicles worth EUR 542,000 were handed to the country’s Military Police as part of …

Staff (2023-03-15). NATO warships, aircraft hold one of Europe’s largest multinational drills off northern Norway. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATOAllied Maritime CommandMarch 15, 2023 NATO Ships Take Part in Exercise Joint Warrior 23-1 Two NATO maritime groups are taking part in one of the largest multinational military exercises in the European area. Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) and Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1), are engaged in Exercise Joint Warrior off the …

Christian Parenti (2023-03-15). How Covid lockdowns primed the current financial crisis. thegrayzone.com The lockdowns and the stimulus required to keep the economy alive helped drive inflation. Then the Fed jacked up interest rates. And all hell broke loose. On Friday March 10th, 2023, Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) died of Covid. Alright, it’s a little more complicated than that, but Covid lockdowns followed by massive government stimulus were a critical — and massively under-acknowledged — factor in propelling the bank’s demise. At the heart of the crisis is the gigantic pile of low-interest …

Middle East Monitor (2023-03-15). Is Netanyahu’s Extremist Gov’t driving a Wedge between Israel and the U.S.? juancole.com Dr Adnan Abu Amer AdnanAbuAmer2 ( Middle East Monitor) — The US has announced that it will not participate in a conference in Washington DC for senior economists because Israeli Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich, the leader of the Religious Zionist Party, will be there. Even though he has been granted a diplomatic …

Alex Rubinstein (2023-03-15). Former US National Security Advisor: Destroy Taiwan Semiconductor Factories If China Invades. globalresearch.ca

Andrew Korybko (2023-03-15). Pakistan’s Fascist Post-Modern Coup Regime Risks Replicating the East Pakistan Tragedy. globalresearch.ca

Global Research News (2023-03-15). Selected Articles: Political Insanity: The Real Face of the GOP’s “Non-interventionism”: Withdrawal of U.S. Troops from Syria Should be Redeployed to “Fight China” globalresearch.ca

Sam Ben-Meir (2023-03-15). Freeing America from the Quagmire of Inequality. dissidentvoice.org The levels of wealth inequality we are currently witnessing in this country are unprecedented and alarming. The very richest among us have succeeded in grabbing ever more of the proverbial pie, and the trend is only worsening. Wealth inequality is proving disastrous for America. On both collective and individual levels, we are suffering because of …

Alan Macleod (2023-03-15). From Georgetown to Langley: The Controversial Connection Between a Prestigious University and the CIA. mintpressnews.com Alan Macleod wades into murky waters to uncover the troubling relationship between the CIA and Georgetown University, one of the nation’s most prestigious institutions of higher education.

‚Ä®Isaac Nellist (2023-03-15). Antipoverty Centre: ‘Nuclear subs means more inequality’. greenleft.org.au The Antipoverty Centre has criticised Anthony Albanese’s decision to spend a staggering $368 billion on nuclear submarines as part of the AUKUS military pact. Isaac Nellist reports.

Leonie Lundy (2023-03-15). Campaign for a nuclear free Cockburn Sound launched. greenleft.org.au Stop AUKUS Western Australia launched its Nuke Free Cockburn Sound campaign, the day after Anthony Albanese announced the AUKUS nuclear submarine deal in San Diego in the United States. Leonie Lundy reports.

United Front Committee For A Labor Party (2023-03-15). Tuesday 3/28: Rally To Rehire Fired Namibian Miners By Chinese National Nuclear Corporation. indybay.org San Francisco Chinese Consulate | Geary & Laguna St. | San Francisco…

Anna Coote, In These Times. (2023-03-15). A Four-Day Work Week Could Be Closer Than You Think. popularresistance.org The future of the four-day work week is looking brighter after the results of a major new study were released last month. | Nearly 3,000 workers at over 60 organizations took part in the latest trial of reduced working time‚Äâ—‚Äâand the findings surpassed most expectations. A large majority of workers reported significant improvements in their quality of life. And it wasn’t just employees who preferred the shorter working week: more than 90% of employers who participated opted to continue the arrangement. | The U.K.-based experiment introduced a four-day week or equivalent…

Brandon Jourdan, The Real News Network. (2023-03-15). French Workers Launch Indefinite Strike Against Pension Reforms. popularresistance.org So far, after weeks of targeted strikes by workers opposing President Emmanuel Macron’s plans to raise the national retirement age and reform the country’s beloved pension system, the French government has refused to change course. That is why unions across different industries raised the ante last week, launching an indefinite strike until workers’ demands are met. As Eric Challal of the Solidaires Unitaires Démocratiques (SUD) Railway Union put it, “We have no choice, we must make Macron back down, make the employers back down. There is no lack of money in this society… Wages are too low, prices are exploding…

Communications Workers of America , Portside. (2023-03-15). Workers At TCGPlayer Celebrate Groundbreaking Win. popularresistance.org A majority of workers at eBay-owned TCGPlayer won their union election on Friday, March 10 and will be represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1123. TCGPlayer is one of the largest online marketplaces for verification services, card games, comics, and collectible trading cards. It was acquired by eBay in November 2022. The workers, known as TCGUnion-CWA, are the first group of eBay workers to win union representation in the U.S. In 2020, workers at TCGPlayer made attempts to form a union with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

Peter Cronau, Consortium News. (2023-03-15). Majority Of Australians Oppose US War On China. popularresistance.org A majority of Australians (51 percent) want Australia to adopt a policy of neutrality when it comes to considering a U.S. war against China, according to the latest polling by the Lowy Institute think tank. | The poll, conducted in 2022, reinforces earlier polling by the Lowy Institute that found most Australians, while happy to support military involvement in humanitarian interventions or peacekeeping, do not want the country to support U.S. military action in a war against China — and the number of Australians saying this is increasing each year polled (2020 63 percent, up from 2013 60 percent). | This ru…

Révolution Permanente, Left Voice. (2023-03-15). French Socialists On The Potential And Strategy Of Working-Class Struggle. popularresistance.org Romaric Godin is a journalist in the economics department of Mediapart (an independent French investigative newspaper) and author of La Guerre sociale en France — or The Social War in France — an analysis of the developments of French neoliberalism after the election of Emmanuel Macron in 2017. Juan Chingo other is an editorialist and board member at Révolution Permanente, as well as the author of Gilets jaunes, le soulèvement — or Yellow Vests, The Uprising — an examination of the Yellow Vests movement and the contradictions of Macron’s reactionary presidency.Romaric Godin is a journalist…

Sarah Lazare, Workday Magazine. (2023-03-15). The Filthy Emissions Of Railroad Locomotives. popularresistance.org After working as a rail crew transportation driver for nearly 13 years, Larry Hopkins says he is starting to worry about his health. “Every day that I work, I’m being exposed to the diesel fumes that are bad for our communities,” says the 56-year-old who was born in Blytheville, Arkansas, and now lives on the southwest side of Chicago. | Hopkins works for Hallcon Corporation driving railroad crews, conductors, and engineers to and from rail yards and hotels. His primary pickup and drop-off point used to be Corwith Yard, southwest Chicago’s massive intermodal rail yard that was once the largest in the world.

Luis Chirino (2023-03-15). Chinese EVs gain ground on Cuban roads. america.cgtn.com China’s Tianjin Dongxing and Cuba’s Minerva companies are operating a joint electric-car and scooter assembly line in Havana, seeking to curb pollution and boost clean transportation.

Dave DeCamp (2023-03-15). US-Philippines Annual Military Drills Will Be the Biggest Ever. news.antiwar.com The US and the Philippines will conduct their largest-ever annual military exercises together in April amid heightened tensions with China, Reuters reported Tuesday. The annual Balikatan exercises will be held from April 11 to 28, and about 17,600 military personnel will take part, including 12,000 US troops. About 111 Australian soldiers will also take part. …

____ (2023-03-15). China Energy’s massive hydropower station to open in March 2024. ecns.cn Maerdang hydropower station, the highest-altitude facility of its kind on the upper reaches of the Yellow River, is currently under construction and is expected to begin operations in March 2024.

____ (2023-03-15). Laos launches online ticketing service for China-Laos Railway. ecns.cn The Laos section of the China-Laos Railway officially launched a mobile ticketing APP on Tuesday, marking Laos’ railway entering the era of online ticket booking.

____ (2023-03-15). EMO Hannover 2023 to land in China in mid-March. ecns.cn The global tour press conference of EMO Hannover 2023 will land in China in mid-March.

____ (2023-03-15). China’s industrial output up 2.4 pct in Jan-Feb. ecns.cn China’s value-added industrial output, an important economic indicator, went up 2.4 percent year on year in the first two months of 2023, data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed Wednesday.

____ (2023-03-15). China’s retail sales up 3.5 pct in Jan-Feb. ecns.cn China’s retail sales of consumer goods increased 3.5 percent year on year in the first two months of 2023, data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed Wednesday.

____ (2023-03-15). China’s fixed-asset investment up 5.5 pct in Jan-Feb. ecns.cn China’s fixed-asset investment went up 5.5 percent in the first two months of this year, 0.4 percentage points higher than the full-year growth rate of 2022, data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed Wednesday.

____ (2023-03-15). China’s average surveyed urban unemployment rate at 5.6 pct in Jan-Feb. ecns.cn China’s average surveyed urban unemployment rate stood at 5.6 percent in the first two months of 2023, data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed Wednesday.

____ (2023-03-15). China to standardize unannounced inspections of medical insurance funds. ecns.cn China will improve its supervision over medical insurance funds via more standard unannounced inspections.

____ (2023-03-15). China supports Horn of Africa countries to independently resolve differences: special envoy. ecns.cn China supports countries in the Horn of Africa to independently resolve differences through dialogue and consultation to promote lasting peace and stability in the region.

____ (2023-03-15). China’s industrial output up 2.4 pct in Jan-Feb. ecns.cn China’s value-added industrial output, an important economic indicator, went up 2.4 percent year on year in the first two months of 2023, data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed Wednesday.

____ (2023-03-15). China’s retail sales up 3.5 pct in Jan-Feb. ecns.cn China’s retail sales of consumer goods increased 3.5 percent year on year in the first two months of 2023, data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed Wednesday.

____ (2023-03-15). China’s fixed-asset investment up 5.5 pct in Jan-Feb. ecns.cn China’s fixed-asset investment went up 5.5 percent in the first two months of this year, 0.4 percentage points higher than the full-year growth rate of 2022, data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed Wednesday.

____ (2023-03-15). China’s average surveyed urban unemployment rate at 5.6 pct in Jan-Feb. ecns.cn China’s average surveyed urban unemployment rate stood at 5.6 percent in the first two months of 2023, data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed Wednesday.

____ (2023-03-15). China to standardize unannounced inspections of medical insurance funds. ecns.cn China will improve its supervision over medical insurance funds via more standard unannounced inspections.

____ (2023-03-15). China supports Horn of Africa countries to independently resolve differences: special envoy. ecns.cn China supports countries in the Horn of Africa to independently resolve differences through dialogue and consultation to promote lasting peace and stability in the region.

____ (2023-03-15). China resumes outbound group tours to 60 countries. ecns.cn China resumed outbound group tours to another 40 countries and regions from Wednesday, bringing the total number of outbound group tour destinations to 60, according to a release by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

____ (2023-03-15). Personal information leakage top concern among Chinese consumers: survey. ecns.cn Personal information leakage was the most annoying issue for consumers in China, accounting for 37.3 percent of all issues raised, according to the latest survey on consumption problems in 2023 released by the China Consumers Association on Wednesday.

____ (2023-03-15). China welcomes Honduras president’s remarks on seeking diplomatic ties with China: FM. ecns.cn “We welcome the remarks from president of Honduras Xiomara Castro. The fact that 181 countries in the world have established diplomatic relations with China on the basis of the One-China principle fully demonstrates that establishing diplomatic relations with China is the correct choice in line with the historical trend and the trend of the times,” Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said on Wednesday.

____ (2023-03-15). 5 Chinese female J-11B fighter pilots complete first solo flights. ecns.cn The first batch of five female J-11B fighter jet trainees in China successfully completed their solo flights, marking their qualification as J-11B pilots.

____ (2023-03-15). SVB demise a wake-up call to banks. ecns.cn Financial experts in China said Silicon Valley Bank’s demise in the United States appears to suggest it is probably time for the U.S. Federal Reserve to reconsider sustained aggressive rate hikes, which many believe have caused lethal liquidity problems in banks like SVB.

____ (2023-03-15). China-Europe freight trains enable faster two-way trade. ecns.cn The recent arrival of a China-Europe freight train, loaded with 102 containers from Europe, at a logistics park in Zengcheng district of Guangzhou, Guangdong province, marked the two-way opening of trade in the eastern highway and rail intermodal hub of the city.

____ (2023-03-15). China opposes UK’s Integrated Review hyping Taiwan question. ecns.cn China expressed strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition to the updated Integrated Review of Security, Defense, Development and Foreign Policy released by the British government, which portrays China as an “epoch-defining challenge” and hypes up the Taiwan question.

____ (2023-03-15). Researchers discover possible turtle swim track from late Triassic. ecns.cn Researchers have discovered a possible turtle swim track from the Third Member of the Late Triassic Xujiahe Formation in Pengzhou City of southwest China’s Sichuan Province.

____ (2023-03-15). China releases new lunar sample data online. ecns.cn China’s space agency has published the online database of the 6th batch of lunar samples brought back by the Chang’e-5 probe.

____ (2023-03-15). China scraps mandatory mask wearing for teachers, students. ecns.cn China has scrapped mandatory mask wearing for school students and teachers, a fresh move linked to relaxed COVID-19 preventive measures since nearly 300 million teachers and students across the country returned to campus a month ago.

____ (2023-03-15). Mount Siguniang ‘floats’ over Chengdu skyline. ecns.cn Stunning scenery of Chengdu skyline with the highest peak of snow-covered Mount Siguniang at the background after heavy wind, southwest China’s Sichuan Province, March 13, 2023.

____ (2023-03-15). Land purchase certificate 800 years ago unearthed in Shanxi. ecns.cn Photo released on March 14, 2023 shows a land purchase certificate, dating back to 1190 to 1196, unearthed from a Jin tomb (1115-1234) at Yuanqu county, Yuncheng, north China’s Shanxi Province, March 14, 2023.

____ (2023-03-15). Spring colors create a natural palette in Shaanxi field. ecns.cn Spring colors form a natural palette across a blooming cole field in Hanzhong, northwest China’s Shaanxi Province.

____ (2023-03-15). Flowering Chinese crabapple trees paint Mochou Park in Nanjing. ecns.cn Chinese crabapple trees blossom near the Mochou statue, painting Mochou Lake Park pink in Nanjing, east China’s Jiangsu Province, March 14, 2023.

____ (2023-03-15). Insights | American scholar: China’s economy has managed to weather the storm and keeps growing. ecns.cn “China’s the manufacturing hub of the world, and its opening up is a real boom for the world. There’s a tremendous amount of pent-up demand in China, which means confidence, and that is what the world needs today,” said Einar Tangen, senior fellow of Taihe Institute.

____ (2023-03-15). Insights | American scholar:China has made an economic miracle but some are afraidof its success. ecns.cn “Over 40 years, China has lifted its people out of poverty. It’s been an economic miracle,” noted Einar Tangen, senior fellow of Taihe Institute. He added that the U.S. and some other countries are afraid of China’s success, because that will somehow make their system look bad.

Grant F. Smith (2023-03-15). Israel and Its US Lobby Dealt Major Blow by China-Saudi-Iran Peace Initiative. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2023-03-15). Big political issues discussed on SEP campaign in flood-affected Australian regional city. wsws.org Our campaigns found a great deal of concern about the rabid headlines during the week, declaring a “Red Alert” to prepare the population, the military and the entire economy for a war against China within three years.

_____ (2023-03-15). Is France going to be able to maintain its position in Africa? journal-neo.org

Allen Forrest (2023-03-15). The Variant Spread Conundrum. dissidentvoice.org

Editor (2023-03-15). What the Justice Department won’t say: ABOLISH THE POLICE! workers.org After a two-year investigation of Louisville, Kentucky, police — prompted by the murder of Breonna Taylor on March 13, 2020 — the U.S. Department of Justice published its findings March 8. According to the New York Times, “In a damning 90-page report, investigators painted a grim portrait of the Louisville . . . |

Eric A. Gordon (2023-03-15). Private detective Harry Palmer returns in ‘The Precinct with the Golden Arm’. peoplesworld.org “There has certainly been an arrest wave since the [Zoot Suit] riots,” she said. She being Esperanza—”hope”—the female lead of Dennis Broe’s latest L.A. crime novel, with the same name of the heroine of the left-wing film Salt of the Earth, played by Rosaura Revueltas. “But actual crime as far as I can tell, has …

John W. Whitehead, Nisha Whitehead (2023-03-15). First, They Spied on Protesters. Then Churches. You’re Next. dissidentvoice.org I know the capability that is there to make tyranny total in America, and we must see to it that this agency and all agencies that possess this technology operate within the law and under proper supervision, so that we never cross over that abyss. That is the abyss from which there is no return. …

Marc Steiner (2023-03-15). ‘Black Power was the height of expression of love’: A deeply personal struggle for Black liberation. therealnews.com

Mark Gruenberg (2023-03-15). Biden upsets greens, progressives, Native Alaskans with Willow oil project approval. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—During his campaign for the presidency, Joe Biden may have promised “no more drilling on federal lands, period,” but that pledge is now out the window. Belying his reputation as the “green” president, Biden has upset progressive lawmakers, environmentalists, and an Inuit group in Alaska by approving the massive Willow oil drilling project there. And …

Maximillian Alvarez (2023-03-15). Meet the Teamsters unionizing the cannabis industry. therealnews.com As more states and districts around the country push for legalization, the cannabis industry has exploded in recent years,

Maximillian Alvarez (2023-03-15). Unintimidated, Amazon workers press on to unionize their workplaces. therealnews.com The historic union election victory at the JFK8 Amazon warehouse on Staten Island sent shockwaves throughout the US and beyond, but New York is not the only place Amazon workers are organizing. In Moreno Valley, California, workers at the ONT8 warehouse have been doing the painstaking work of organizing for years, and now they are attempting to unionize with the independent

Monica Moorehead (2023-03-15). Cuban women headline New York conference to end U.S. blockade. workers.org New York City An International U.S.-Cuba Normalization Conference took place March 11-12 at the Fordham University School of Law in Manhattan — 200 activists attended the conference in person, while hundreds more, including those from around the world, live streamed the event. The conference was hosted by the New York-New . . . |

Orinoco Tribune 2 (2023-03-15). Iran-Saudi Détente Spells a ‘Catastrophe for US Hegemony’: Analyst. orinocotribune.com

Otis Grotewohl (2023-03-15). Family members and activists protest murderous West Virginia jails. workers.org Charleston, West Virginia Two rallies were held in southern West Virginia to raise awareness of the high number of deaths at regional jails throughout the state in the last year. The over 100 prisoners, who have “mysteriously” died while incarcerated, are both Black and white, but people of color face . . . |

Roselena Ramirez (2023-03-15). Meet the Best Front-Line Workers in Fire Prevention: Goats. america.cgtn.com Every year in the US, thousands of hectares, entire neighborhoods, and even small towns are lost to wildfires. Preventing these blazes has become a significant challenge for firefighters and authorities. Mike Kirsch introduces us to a unique idea to combat fires that are proving highly …

Roselena Ramirez (2023-03-15). See How Terminally Ill Patients in Colombia Can Decide When to End Their Lives. america.cgtn.com Euthanasia is intentionally ending a life to avoid pain and suffering. Colombia is the only country in Latin America — one of a few worldwide — to allow it in terminal cases. Michelle Begue got close to a young patient who chose the path to …

Roselena Ramirez (2023-03-15). Water is Precious and Scarce in Chile. america.cgtn.com Santiago, Chile, is Latin America’s fourth most populated capital city. It’s home to over six million people. But a prolonged drought has the metropolis on the verge of unprecedented water rationing. Joel Richards has the story.

Ross Domoney (2023-03-15). Inside the UK’s first Amazon strike. therealnews.com Amazon’s business, and Jeff Bezos’s wealth, expanded at a dizzying pace over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic; meanwhile, Amazon workers continue to burn out from the relentless pace of work and are struggling to keep up with the cost of living. As the cost-of-living crisis deepens around the globe, workers across industries in the UK—from healthcare and railway workers to civil servants and university lecturers—have been resorting to industrial strike action to secure the increased pay they desperately need. Now, hundreds of workers at an Amazon warehouse in Coventry have joined the wave of…

Staff (2023-03-15). “Catastrophic”: Trump-Appointed Judge in Texas May Restrict Abortion Pill Mifepristone Nationwide. democracynow.org We look at today’s hearing by a federal judge in Texas who could restrict medication abortions throughout the United States and revoke the Food and Drug Administration’s two-decade-old approval of mifepristone, the abortion medication used in a majority of pregnancy terminations across the country. The Trump-appointed judge has ruled against the Biden administration in numerous cases and is widely expected to favor the anti-abortion side in the case, though an appeal of any ruling is all but certain. Amy Littlefield, The Nation’s abortion access correspondent, says that while medication abortions…

Staff (2023-03-15). Mexico’s Missing: 100,000+ Cases Unsolved as Leaked Military Docs Shed New Light on Ayotzinapa 43. democracynow.org As news of missing Americans in Mexico dominates headlines, tens of thousands of Mexicans remain missing in cases that have gone unsolved — some of them for decades. This includes the 2014 case of 43 young men from the Ayotzinapa teachers’ college who were attacked and forcibly disappeared. Senior analyst at the National Security Archive Kate Doyle joins us with new details about what happened in Ayotzinapa, drawn from the 4 million emails and records stolen from the Mexican Defense Ministry by an anonymous collective of hackers known as “Guacamaya.” Doyle co-produced the After Ayotzinapa…

The Tricontinental (2023-03-15). Sovereignty, dignity, and regionalism in the new international order. mronline.org A set of current processes force us to ask ourselves about the possibility of a military conflagration that could affect us all. Some researchers have asked, in the present tense: Are we at war?>

Xiaolu Sun (2023-03-15). Silicon Valley bank collapse may affect Chinese startups. america.cgtn.com Will U.S. bank failures affect Chinese startups? Find out more.

Xiaolu Sun (2023-03-15). Migrants crossing U.S.-Mexico border cause damage to crops. america.cgtn.com Farmers in Yuma, Arizona say there are over 300,000 migrants are crossing their fields in this fiscal year, and damaging crops in the process. Find out more.

CJ Baker (2023-03-15). Protest Song Of The Week: ‘We Were Here’ By Aysanabee. shadowproof.com The song is about reclamation in the face of “fading memories,” “fleeting stories,” and “disappearing words.” Even though there may be efforts to whitewash history, Aysanabee defiantly declares that “it’s in my blood.”

Isaac Nellist (2023-03-15). Rising inflation threatens big student debt increases. greenleft.org.au In the midst of a worsening cost-of-living crisis, more than 3 million Australians continue to be burdened by student debts. Isaac Nellist reports.

Isaac Nellist (2023-03-15). Socialist Alliance in the NSW elections. greenleft.org.au Socialist Alliance upper house candidate Isaac Nellist talks to Suzanne James about the Socialist Alliance campaign for the NSW election.

Adriaan Alsema (2023-03-15). At least 11 dead, 17 trapped after central Colombia mine blasts. colombiareports.com At least 11 miners died and another 17 were reported trapped after a series of explosions in a mine in central Colombia. The accident took place in Sutatausa, a municipality…

Adriaan Alsema (2023-03-15). Can Colombia afford excluding paramilitaries from peace process? colombiareports.com Colombia’s President Gustavo Petro has implied he may end efforts to negotiate the dismantling of paramilitary organization AGC, which could threaten his “Total Peace” policy. Petro ordered the security forces…

Ben Radford (2023-03-15). South Africa moves to downgrade ties with Israel. greenleft.org.au South Africa’s parliament voted on March 7 to downgrade the status of Israel’s embassy in the country to “liaison office”, due to Israel’s continued violation of Palestinian human rights, reports Ben Radford.

Center for Biological Diversity (2023-03-15). Thursday 3/23: Saving Life on Earth: Stopping the Extinction Crisis w/ CBD. indybay.org Online event…

CODEPINK (2023-03-15). CODEPINK Joins National Call-In Days to Remove Cuba from State Sponsors of Terrorism List. globalresearch.ca

Craig Baldwin (2023-03-15). Saturday 3/18: “SisPix: Reproductive Rights” indybay.org ATA Gallery, 992 Valencia Street, San Francisco…

Dan Bacher (2023-03-15). Nearly 200 oil drilling permits approved in CA since Jan. 1, bringing total to over 13,900. indybay.org “CalGEM issuing hundreds of permits to negligent oil companies so they can continue drilling in our communities just months after they released an emergency rule to block neighborhood drilling is exactly why we don’t trust them,” said Cesar Aguirre, organizer with Central California Environmental Justice Network. “This is exactly the free-for-all that California’s oil industry wanted when they bought their way onto the ballot and forced the stay of SB 1137.”

Dan Bacher (2023-03-15). State Water Board Reverses Emergency Order As Feds Cancel Salmon Season Openers. indybay.org Fish advocates note that because of the poor management of Sacramento and Klamath rivers by the state and federal governments during the recent drought, fall-run Chinook, spring-run Chinook and Sacramento River winter-run Chinook populations have collapsed, prompting the closure of ocean and river salmon fisheries this year.

Douglas Kolberg (2023-03-15). Saturday 4/22: Earth Day San Francisco April 22. indybay.org San Francisco County Fair Bldg. 1199 9th Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94122…

Dr. William Makis (2023-03-15). Pfizer Just Bought a Cancer Treatment Company for $43 Billion. Create the Problem, Offer a Solution. globalresearch.ca

East Meadow Action Committee (2023-03-15). East Meadow Update 3/12/23. indybay.org There is a major new development in the long and tangled story of Student Housing West with its reckless proposal to develop the East Meadow. The University has just asked the UC Regents for approval of a new approach to building and financing the project. SHW would now no longer be a public-private partnership and would be funded with bonds issued by the University. Most distressing, the East Meadow would be placed on a fast track, constructed and financed independently of the rest. If the Regents vote to approve at their March 15th meeting, construction could begin this year.

____ (2023-03-15). SenseTime unveils open-source AI model amid ChatGPT boom. ecns.cn Chinese artificial intelligence pioneer SenseTime unveiled what it called the “largest multimodal open-source large-language model” on Tuesday, amid the latest AI wave triggered by ChatGPT.

____ (2023-03-15). Rural delivery network brings village all kinds of convenience. ecns.cn Every morning, Chen drives to the township to collect the packages, and about three hours after she returns, villagers get a text message notifying them their package is available.

____ (2023-03-15). Biden announces measure on gun background checks. ecns.cn U.S. President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced an executive order in Southern California’s Monterey Park with the goal of strengthening background checks on gun sales in the country reeling from gun violence.

____ (2023-03-15). Chinese scientists set new record in high-rate quantum key distribution. ecns.cn Chinese scientists have developed a high-speed quantum key distribution (QKD) system to generate secret keys at a rate exceeding 110 Mb/s over a 10 km standard optical fiber, setting a new world record in the field.

____ (2023-03-15). SVB’s downfall evokes unease in U.S. banking sector, global markets. ecns.cn The collapse of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) has not only revealed billions of dollars in loss but also rattled the technology industry, which had been leading innovation in the past years but yet was disturbed by layoffs and bankruptcies for months.

____ (2023-03-15). Chinese researchers develop graphene-based intelligent, wearable artificial throat. ecns.cn Chinese researchers have devised a graphene-based intelligent, wearable artificial throat (AT), sensitive to human speech and vocalization-related motions.

____ (2023-03-15). Moody’s downgrades outlook on U.S. banking system to negative. ecns.cn Rating agency Moody’s slashed its outlook on the entire U.S. banking system to negative in the wake of recent bank turmoil in the country.

____ (2023-03-15). Team makes nucleolus research breakthrough. ecns.cn Chinese scientists have made a fundamental breakthrough in the understanding of the nucleolus, a structure with important functions in the nucleus. Their findings may also pave the way for diagnoses and treatments of related diseases.

____ (2023-03-15). Building begins on railway bridge over Hangzhou Bay. ecns.cn The first pile foundation for the Hangzhou Bay Railway Bridge, an integral part of the Nantong-Suzhou-Jiaxing-Ningbo High-speed Railway, was drilled in Haiyan county, Zhejiang province, on Friday.

____ (2023-03-15). Mask mandate dropped for school campuses. ecns.cn Students and teachers are no longer required to wear masks on campuses, according to the latest COVID-19 epidemic control plan for schools and universities.

____ (2023-03-15). Webb telescope captures Wolf-Rayet Star 124. ecns.cn The star WR 124 is 30 times the mass of the Sun and has shed 10 Suns’ worth of material – so far. As the ejected gas moves away from the star and cools, cosmic dust forms and glows in the infrared light detectable by Webb.

____ (2023-03-15). Giant pandas enjoy refreshments at Chongqing Zoo. ecns.cn Four giant pandas, Shuang Shuang, Chong Chong, Xi Xi and Qing Qing, enjoy their refreshments, attracting many visitors, at Chongqing Zoo, March 15, 2023.

____ (2023-03-15). 2023 CONEXPO-CON/AGG kicks off in Las Vegas. ecns.cn The trade show, one of the world’s top three construction equipment exhibitions, will be held in Nevada from March 14 to 18, 2023.

____ (2023-03-15). Pigeon pair panda cubs named Yu Ke and Yu Ai in Chongqing. ecns.cn Er Shun gave birth to the pigeon pair on July 22, 2022 after returning from Canada in 2020. The older one weighed 132 grams and the younger weighed 91 grams at birth.

Eye Zen Presents, Latinx Mafia (2023-03-15). Friday 3/24: FabLab Playshop – Per Sia and Francis. indybay.org ACT Studios | 30 Grant Ave | SF, CA…

Fight Back (2023-03-15). Los Angeles: Centro CSO hosts 6th annual International Women’s Day. fightbacknews.org Los Angeles, CA – On March 12, more than 50 people gathered at Salazar Park in East Los Angeles to rally with Centro CSO for its 6th annual International Women’s Day commemoration. Speakers included leaders from CSO’s different committees – education, police accountability and immigration – who explained the importance of women’s liberation to their work. | The attendees also heard from members of CSO Orange County and Freedom Road Socialist Organization as well as two artists, Diosa Xochiquetzalcóatl and Daisy Magallanes. | Diana Terreros, a founder of CSO-Orange County and a member of Freedom Road Socialist O…

Fight Back (2023-03-15). Minneapolis: Mayor, city council members play victim while poisoning neighborhood. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – Minneapolis’ Mayor Frey and seven Minneapolis city council members are talking about how they feel personally threatened after the Roof Depot struggle has become national news – after years of ignoring the East Phillips Neighborhood Institute, the group that has been spearheading the push to buy the building with the goal of creating a neighborhood space. As the neighborhood is mobilized and righteously angry about the pollution, Frey and his cronies in the Minneapolis city council try to demonize the neighborhood, attempting to paint activists, particularly indigenous activists, as violent. | T…

Fight Back (2023-03-15). New Orleans rallies for Venezuela: “Free Alex Saab! End the killer sanctions now!” fightbacknews.org New Orleans, LA – On March 11, protesters took to the streets to demand the release of Venezuelan diplomat and political prisoner Alex Saab. The march began at Armstrong Park, where activist Simon Miscenich of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization spoke on the details of Alex Saab’s kidnapping and impending trial. | The U.S. ordered Saab’s illegal imprisonment in Cabo Verde in June 2020. He was on his way to Iran, where he would negotiate access to food, medicine and other vital goods, which U.S. trade sanctions bar Venezuelans from accessing. Saab was extradited to the U.S. in October 2021, and he still await…

Freedom Socialist Party (2023-03-15). Sunday 3/26: Women, Life, Freedom–Learning from the Revolutionary Tenacity of Iranian Women. indybay.org New Valencia Hall, 747 Polk St. (at Ellis), San Francisco or via zoom at bit.ly/RevTenacityIranianWomen…

Friends of 36 MLK (2023-03-15). 36 MLK Village Being Evicted By Sanjay and Guarav Khanna [Oakland]. indybay.org All the details on the Khanna parasites:…

IBW, 21st Century (2023-03-15). Institute of the Black World 21st Century has scheduled a 2023 Pan African Conference. indybay.org April 2023 is California Pan African Global Trade Month and the strong linkages to Baltimore Harbor continue today.

Juan Cole (2023-03-15). Boycotters of Israel were denounced as Antisemites, but now 255 US Jewish Businessmen Threaten to pull Investments over Netanyahu’s Plan to gut Courts. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — The Times of Israel reports that 255 American Jewish businessmen, who have billions of dollars invested in the country, have warned Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu that they will cease investing in Israel if he goes forward with his plans to gut the Israeli judiciary. The huge irony is that pro-Israeli …

Keith McHenry (2023-03-15). Forcing the Homeless of Santa Cruz into the Harsh Torrents of the Atmospheric River. indybay.org

Kenzie Ryvantya (2023-03-15). The Dilemma of Opening Indonesia-Israel Diplomatic Relations. asia-pacificresearch.com

Long time listener supporter (2023-03-15). See video of Rescue Pacifica press conference at KPFA. indybay.org KPFA/KPFK/Pacifica Issues. – The seizure of KPFA funds was abetted by KPFA “Protectors”.et al. | 2 – The sale of KPFK’s building, was set up without input from listeners and staff, | 3 – In the absence of .new elections,the vote to have the current occupants keep their places,even if termed out, is illegal..

Mothers on the March (2023-03-15). Friday 3/17: POA: Shut it Down! indybay.org On the sidewalk in front of the San Francisco Police Officers Association: 800 Bryant @ 6th Street in San Francisco…

Norman Solomon (2023-03-15). The Urbanity of Evil: 20 Years After the Invasion of Iraq. indybay.org “I never killed anybody, by the acts of my own hand”

Pip Hinman (2023-03-15). Balmain candidates quizzed on council demergers. greenleft.org.au At a resident-initiated Balmain candidate forum at Leichhardt Town Hall, Residents for Deamalgamation asked Philippa Scott from Labor and Kobi Shetty from the Greens about their views on demerging the Inner West Council (IWC) and respecting local democracy. Pip Hinman reports.

posted by Norse (2023-03-15). Activist Leads Fight to Stop Harassment of Vehicular Residents. indybay.org In an extensive and well-documented article on LookOut, activist Reggie Meisler published his research and activism to defend the rights of those in vehicles being harassed by police. Cops have been threatening and ticketing for signs not permitted by the Costal Commission.

Rainer Sonnberg & Byorn Blach (2023-03-15). The sacred cow and The propaganda machine. indybay.org These campaigns by politics and the media, which prescribe an extremely narrow framework of what can be said, narrow freedom of expression to the Western narrative. Other opinions are not just open to being shot down. Those who dare to express them are grabbed by their livelihoods.

RAYE (2023-03-15). Wednesday 3/15: From the Bay Area to Atlanta: Stop Cop City. indybay.org Meets at GI Partners / 4 Embarcadero Ctr, SF…

Speak Out Now (2023-03-15). Sunday 4/23: Who is Essential? Who is Not? indybay.org online meeting, see website for details…

Staff (2023-03-15). EU Discussion of New NGO Law Reveals Double Standard. orinocotribune.com As part of a campaign against foreign influence, the European Union (EU) is working on a law that will require NGOs and academic institutions to be subjected to audits to disclose any funding received outside the EU, three sources confirmed to According to a European official, the EU version of the NGO law is unlikely to target individuals, but would cause both commercial and nonprofit organizations across the EU to disclose non-EU funds related to transactions, such as…

Toward increased Networking (2023-03-15). Online events w) Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Rob Hopkins, Margaret Atwood, Noam Chomsky, etc. indybay.org Here are about 12 online events taking place over the next 2 weeks (and starting at 11: 30 am tomorrow, Tuesday, 3/14), featuring people such as John and Gabriel Shipton (Julian Assange’s father and brother, respectively), India Walton, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Rahwa Ghirmatzion, Peter Linebaugh, Rob Hopkins, Margaret Atwood, Noam Chomsky, and many others. | These events are hosted from various locations all across the country, as well from Canada and the UK (however, the listed times are all for our “Pacific time zone”). Of course, feel free to share this info with others who might be interested in it.

Toxic-Free Future (2023-03-15). More Than 100 Groups Demand EPA Conduct Dioxin Testing in Areas Impacted by the East Palestine Train Derailment. globalresearch.ca

TRT World (2023-03-15). What’s on the Table for the Kishida-Yoon Summit? asia-pacificresearch.com

UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute (2023-03-15). Friday 4/21: DNA Day 2023. indybay.org Baskin Engineering Courtyard, 606 Engineering Loop, Santa Cruz, CA 95064…

UUSF Women's Rights, Forum (2023-03-15). Sunday 3/19: Conversation with a legislative protector of reproductive rights, Anna Moeller of Illinois. indybay.org Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco | 1187 Franklin St. S.F. TSK Room | and Zoom: zoom.us/j/93421729076?pwd=dXpCQldNN0h4Tl…

Walt Zlotow (2023-03-15). US Schools Need to Teach Kids About Proxy War. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2023-03-15). The UAW sellout at Caterpillar and the way forward. wsws.org We made the decision to found the Caterpillar Workers Rank-and-File Committee earlier this year because we understood, based on the UAW bureaucracy’s previous record of sellouts and betrayals, that it would not fight for us, and that any real struggle for workers’ rights and interests would have to be organized from below.

WSWS (2023-03-15). February marks 23rd straight month of real wages decline for US workers. wsws.org The weekend before the latest inflation figures were released, the United Auto Workers rammed through a contract at Caterpillar containing a cut in real wages of up to 20 percent by 2029.

WSWS (2023-03-15). New autopsy reveals 26-year old environmental activist was sitting cross-legged with hands raised when killed by Georgia state troopers. wsws.org The observations and conclusions from the second autopsy strongly buttress the insistent claim by Manuel “Tortuguita” Terán’s mother and many other activists that he was “assassinated in cold blood.”

WSWS (2023-03-15). Fort Wayne Philharmonic to resume concerts following bitter three-month strike. wsws.org While beating back management demands to cut the number of full time musicians, wages will remain mired at essentially poverty levels.

WSWS (2023-03-15). SVB collapse exposes deep problems in US financial system. wsws.org The Fed and the FDIC, with the full backing of the Biden administration, which has pledged to do “whatever is needed,” have justified their actions, full coverage for uninsured depositors at SVB as well as increased liquidity provisions for banks, on the grounds of “systemic risk.”

WSWS (2023-03-15). UAW election debacle continues as delay in results continues to second week. wsws.org Behind the scenes there is a dirty fight over which faction of the UAW bureaucracy will dole out high paid positions and control the union’s $1.1 billion in assets.

WSWS (2023-03-15). UAW election debacle continues as delay in results stretches into second week. wsws.org Behind the scenes there is a dirty fight over which faction of the UAW bureaucracy will dole out high paid positions and control the union’s $1.1 billion in assets.

WSWS (2023-03-15). Another 10,000 layoffs at social media giant Meta. wsws.org On the heels of the collapse and US government bailout of Silicon Valley Bank on Monday, the social media monopoly Meta announced 10,000 more layoffs.

WSWS (2023-03-15). Chinese-brokered deal between Iran and Saudi Arabia raises alarm bells in Washington. wsws.org While the official response has been muted, US media commentaries point to deep concerns in Washington that Beijing has stolen a march on the US and is playing a more prominent role in the strategic energy-rich Middle East.

Yamin Kogoya (2023-03-15). West Papua: How should Indonesian govt, international community, UN respond to OPM hostage demands? greenleft.org.au To prevent further bloodshed, peaceful resolution of the kidnapping of Phillip Mehrtens and Indonesia's brutal war of occupation in West Papua needs to be found, writes Yamin Kogoya.

Orinoco Tribune 2 (2023-03-15). Silicon Valley Bank: Canary in the Coal Mine? The Banking Crisis Is a Capitalist Crisis. orinocotribune.com By Eugene Puryear — Mar 13, 2023 | Bank stocks took a beating when U.S. financial markets opened in the morning of March 13 after turmoil surrounding the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank and the contagion that spread to Signature Bank and Silvergate Bank. Whether or not this will lead to a greater banking crisis is still to be seen, but events so far have proven that the banking sector is not as safe as advertised and that the federal government is 100% prepared to secure Wall Street’s interests at the expense of everyone else. | The basics of what took place are a reflection of normal market activity, not si…

teleSUR, rzr, SH (2023-03-15). Brote de dengue suma 26 muertos y más de 20.000 contagios en Perú. telesurtv.net La cartera de Salud indicó que los casos de dengue se han incrementado a 20.044, de los cuales 162 personas han sido hospitalizadas por la gravedad de la enfermedad.

Staff (2023-03-15). A 30 años de la “Tormenta del Siglo”: øQué pasó esa noche y cómo la recuerdan algunos de sus protagonistas? (+ Podcast). cubadebate.cu La noche del viernes 12 de marzo de 1993 muchos cubanos fueron a la cama como cualquier otro día. Algunos, tras haber visto el parte del tiempo, con la llegada al día siguiente de un frente frío, se alegraron de poder disfrutar de temperaturas más bajas y otros quizás lamentaron que la lluvia les pudiera arruinar sus planes de fin de semana.

Staff (2023-03-15). Con Filo: Comunicar nuestra verdad (+ Video). cubadebate.cu En tiempos tan convulsos para la información, La Habana ha logrado reunir a un grupo de personas conocedoras que apuestan por estrategias comunicativas enfrentadas a tanto pantano de sensacionalismo financiado. Sobre el tema se habló este martes en Con Filo.

Staff (2023-03-15). Ecología de las aves en el Botánico Nacional: “Un laboratorio natural que nos dio mucho más que un lugar donde investigar” (+ Fotos). cubadebate.cu Lourdes Mugica y Martín Acosta, autores de “Aves del Jardín Botánico Nacional de Cuba”: “Llevamos muchos años trabajando aquí, buscando y analizando información para transmitir a los demás (…) En la medida en que se apropian de eso, comienzan a comprender cuánto puede mejorar su calidad de vida este sitio. No es disfrutar solo de las plantas, sino de las aves y demás especies, de todo lo que aporta al ser humano estar en un medio natural”.

Staff (2023-03-15). Envíanos tu sonrisa en una foto. cubadebate.cu La sonrisa es de los mejores antídotos contra los avatares cotidianos. “A mal tiempo, buena cara”, diría el refrán. Por ello, desde La Tira de los Lectores convocamos a quienes siguen esta columna a que envíen su foto sonriendo al correo comentacubadebate@gmail.com.

Staff (2023-03-15). Estampas desde Etiopía: Otra historia que quiere ser contada. cubadebate.cu Una vive en Cárdenas, la otra en La Habana. Son dos familias cubanas que no se conocen, pero a pesar de eso hay un poderoso vínculo de afecto que las conecta. Sus caminos se cruzaron por azar solo una vez, y de manera fugaz, hace varias décadas en la lejana Etiopía marcada por las cicatrices de la guerra, aunque solo recientemente fueron conscientes de tal hecho.

Staff (2023-03-15). Marina Menéndez: “Le agradezco a la Mesa y a Fidel la confianza en mí” cubadebate.cu Marina Menéndez ha recibido el Premio Nacional de Periodismo José Martí por la obra de la vida, reconocimiento que dedica de todo corazón a su padre Elio Menéndez, ya fallecido. Además de “Juventud Rebelde”, periódico del que llegó a ser directora, ha trabajado en otros medios nacionales como las emisoras Habana Radio y Radio Rebelde, y se siente parte del equipo del programa radiotelevisivo “Mesa Redonda”.

Staff (2023-03-15). Venezuela avanza invicta a la segunda ronda del Clásico Mundial de Béisbol. cubadebate.cu Eugenio Suárez y Eduardo Escobar batearon cuadrangulares y Jesús Luzardo lanzó cuatro entradas en blanco, para guiar a Venezuela a un triunfo 5-1 sobre Israel. Venezuela avanzó como líder del sector a los cuartos de final de la fase americana, que se jugarán el viernes y el sábado en la casa de los Miami Marlins.

Staff (2023-03-15). Yoan Moncada: “No creían en nosotros y ya estamos en Miami” cubadebate.cu Sin dudas los aficionados del béisbol en Cuba están de plácemes por la victoria 4àó3 de la Selección Nacional frente Australia, en lo que para este cronista es el partido más importante en los últimos 17 años para el deporte de las bolas y los strikes en la Mayor de las Antillas. Sobre esta victoria y como ve al conjunto criollo de cara a las semifinales, Yoan Moncada, conversó con la prensa al finalizar el partido, desde la grama del Tokio Dome.

Staff (2023-03-15). Agua que has de beber, no la dejes correr. cubadebate.cu Pese al trabajo que vienen realizando brigadas de acueducto en la supresión de salideros y la desobstrucción del alcantarillado, siguen siendo comunes en calles del municipio capitalino de 10 de octubre el derrame del preciado líquido en cada ciclo de bombeo, junto a la acumulación de aguas albañales.

Staff (2023-03-15). Cancillería cubana analiza resultados de trabajo en 2022 y proyecciones para el presente año. cubadebate.cu Intenso, de aprendizajes, de interrogantes que desafían y obligan a trabajar entre todos, y también marcado por logros esenciales que ponen en alto el nombre de Cuba. Así valoró al año 2022 vivido por la diplomacia del país caribeño, el primer secretario del Comité Central del Partido Comunista y presidente de la República, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez.

Staff (2023-03-15). Díaz-Canel: Luchar contra la mentira tiene un precio, y todos pagamos ese precio defendiendo la verdad. cubadebate.cu Luchar contra la mentira tiene un precio, y todos nosotros estamos pagando ese precio defendiendo la verdad; pero es lo más digno que podemos hacer si queremos un mundo mejor; dijo Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, durante un encuentro que tuvo lugar en los acogedores salones del Palacio de la Revolución, con participantes de la segunda edición del Coloquio Patria.

Staff (2023-03-15). Entregan premios nacionales de periodismo José Martí y Juan Gualberto Gómez. cubadebate.cu Los premios nacionales de periodismo Juan Gualberto Gómez y José Martí por la obra de la vida fueron entregados este martes 14 de marzo, Día de la Prensa Cubana, en el Teatro Armando Hart de la Biblioteca Nacional, en ceremonia a la que asistió el primer secretario del Comité Central del Partido y presidente de la República, Miguel Díaz-Canel.

Staff (2023-03-15). Las 3 del día: Entre la prensa y el Clásico, lo que ha sido noticia este 14 de marzo (+ Podcast). cubadebate.cu Sean bienvenidos a Las 3 del Día, el podcast de Cubadebate donde se podrán enterar de lo más importante que ha sido noticia este 14 de marzo. Hoy nos acompañan los periodistas Darío Extremera y Yilena Héctor. Esta jornada es especial para nuestro gremio, pues se celebra el día de la prensa. Sobre esta y otras noticias les hablamos en este resumen informativo en formato podcast.

Staff (2023-03-15). Este año podría marcar el fin de la pandemia de Covid-19, según la OMS. cubadebate.cu En algún momento de este año se acabará la pandemia de la Covid-19 y dejará de ser emergencia de salud pública de interés internacional, según consideraciones de la OMS. Así se expresó el director general de la OMS, al hacer un recuento desde que se declaró el 11 de marzo de 2020 que esa enfermedad podría describirse como una pandemia.

Staff (2023-03-15). Islas Caimán devuelve a Cuba a 10 migrantes irregulares. cubadebate.cu Un vuelo procedente de Islas Caimán trajo de regreso a 10 ciudadanos cubanos que habían salido ilegalmente del país por vía marítima, informó hoy el Ministerio del Interior. Se trata de la quinta operación de este tipo desde ese país, con un total de 65 personas y suman 46 desde varias naciones del área con 2771 retornados en 2023.

Staff (2023-03-15). Producción local de materiales de la construcción satisface demanda pinera del plan de vivienda. cubadebate.cu La producción local de materiales de la construcción satisface la demanda del plan de construcción de viviendas en Isla de la Juventud, que hasta la fecha se cumple al 132 por ciento, informaron este martes representantes del ramo a Jorge Luis Tapia Fonseca, vice primer ministro cubano, en visita al territorio.

teleSUR, DRL (2023-03-15). Elogian papel de teleSUR en comunicación política digital. telesurtv.net Sucedió en un evento al cual asisten creadores de contenido digital, comunicadores y periodistas que intercambian sobre nuevos códigos de comunicación y proyectos integradores.

teleSUR, hvh, JCM (2023-03-15). Sube a 190 la cifra de muertos por ciclón Freddy en Malawi. telesurtv.net La oficina de gestión de desastres señaló a través de un comunicado que “el número de muertos ha pasado de 99 a 190”.

teleSUR, hvh, JCM (2023-03-15). ONU llama a esfuerzos colectivos a favor de la paz en Siria. telesurtv.net El diplomático señaló a través de un comunicado que “recordamos con profundo pesar las innumerables vidas perdidas”.

teleSUR, JDO (2023-03-15). Presidente de Nicaragua asegura agotamiento del modelo neoliberal. telesurtv.net Daniel Ortega manifiesta que la rebeldía de los pueblos deviene valladar ante las pretensiones de sometimiento del imperialismo.

teleSUR, lvm, YSM (2023-03-15). Accidente de tránsito deja un muerto y 12 heridos en El Salvador. telesurtv.net Medios locales puntualizaron que la víctima fue identificada como Edwin Otoniel Vargas Flores.

teleSUR, lvm, YSM (2023-03-15). Inflación en Argentina llega al 6,6 % en febrero. telesurtv.net Asimismo el Indec puntualizó que en un 9,8 por ciento aumentó el precio de los alimentos y bebidas no alcohólicas, principalmente las Carnes y sus derivados.

teleSUR, MER (2023-03-15). Reportan ataques en 14 ciudades de Rio Grande do Norte, Brasil. telesurtv.net La gobernadora Fátima Bezerra afirmó que el Gobierno Estatal y Federal trabajarán juntos para garantizar la seguridad de la población.

teleSUR, MER (2023-03-15). Rusia niega contacto con dron de EE.UU. telesurtv.net El Gobierno aclaró que combatientes rusos no utilizaron armas aerotransportadas ni entraron en contacto con el dron.

teleSUR, nama, JCM (2023-03-15). Presidente Putin defiende operación militar de Rusia en Ucrania. telesurtv.net El mandatario destacó que para Rusia es una lucha por la sobrevivencia la operación militar especial en Ucrania.

teleSUR, nbb, JCM (2023-03-15). Argentina expulsa a embajador de Ecuador en el marco del caso Duarte. telesurtv.net El boletín afirma que el Gobierno argentino estará siempre dispuesto a entablar dialogo con las autoridades ecuatorianas para encontrar respuestas aceptables para esta situación…

teleSUR, odr, YSM (2023-03-15). Condenan bloqueo de EE.UU. a Cuba en Coloquio Patria. telesurtv.net La declaración final subrayó que el bloqueo es una política ilegal de asfixia económica que alcanzó un nuevo nivel con el imperialismo digital.

teleSUR, rzr, DRL (2023-03-15). Naufragio en Gabón deja unos 21 muertos y 31 desaparecidos. telesurtv.net Al menos dieciséis personas continúan desaparecidas y el Ejército confirmó que las operaciones de búsqueda aún no han terminado.

teleSUR, rzr, SH (2023-03-15). Policía brasileña desmantela minerías ilegales en zonas Yanomami. telesurtv.net La Policía de Brasil indicó que en la operación destruyeron maquinaria minera, motosierras, 84 lanchas y más de 100 generadores de energía.

teleSUR, JDO (2023-03-15). China, Irán y Rusia inician ejercicios navales en golfo de Omán. telesurtv.net Los tres Estados muestran su disposición de mantener juntos la seguridad en el mar, así como cimentar la estabilidad y la paz regional.

Staff (2023-03-15). Punto Deportivo: Algunas claves del éxito de Cuba ante Australia (+Video). cubadebate.cu Sobre la victoria del equipo cubano ante su similar de Australia de cuatro carreras por tres en el monumental estadio Tokio Dome, de Japón, hablamos hoy en el Punto Deportivo. Los discípulos de Armando Johnson pasaron así a la fase de semifinales, a disputarse en la ciudad estadounidense de Miami, a partir del domingo.

Staff (2023-03-15). Axiom Space y NASA revelan prototipo de traje espacial avanzado para la misión lunar Artemisa III. cubadebate.cu Cuando los astronautas de la NASA aterricen en la luna para la misión lunar Artemisa III en 2025, se pondrán una versión ultramoderna del icónico traje espacial blanco. La agencia espacial se asoció con Axiom Space para diseñar un traje de próxima generación con características de protección mejoradas, mejor rango de movimiento y equipo innovador.

teleSUR, DRL (2023-03-15). Transportistas británicos paralizan Londres por huelga general. telesurtv.net Los sindicatos Aslef y RMT toman medidas para protestar contra la revisión de las pensiones y los recortes de empleo previstos por la patronal, en medio de una creciente inflación.

teleSUR, JCM (2023-03-15). Venezuela rechaza politización del tema de la migración local. telesurtv.net La cancillería mediante un comunicado rechaza la convocatoria de Canadá y la UE a una conferencia para tratar la situación migratoria en Venezuela.

teleSUR, lvm, YSM (2023-03-15). Presidente de Siria inicia visita oficial a Rusia. telesurtv.net De acuerdo con una declaración del Kremlin, el próximo miércoles tendrá lugar una reunión entre los mandatarios de ambos países.

teleSUR, SH (2023-03-15). Francia vive nueva jornada de protestas contra reforma jubilatoria. telesurtv.net Dos de cada tres franceses se oponen al plan de Macron de aumentar la edad de jubilación a 64 años y la exigencia de cotizar 43 años para cobrar una pensión completa.

teleSUR, nama, JCM (2023-03-15). Ciclón Yaku se aleja de Perú pero aún provoca intensas lluvias. telesurtv.net En el norte de Perú la temporada de lluvias ha provocado 61 muertos, 57 heridos, 12.200 damnificados y 49.111 afectados.

teleSUR, odr, YSM (2023-03-15). Declaran alerta roja por intensas lluvias en Lima, Perú. telesurtv.net A nivel nacional, otros departamentos también se encuentran con nubosidad, en especial las zonas norte, centro y sur.

teleSUR, JCM (2023-03-15). Brasil exige justicia a cinco años del crimen de Marielle Franco. telesurtv.net El asesinato de la concejala Marielle Franco y del chofer Anderson Gomes cumple cinco años este martes y aún no hay respuesta sobre quién ordenó el crimen.

teleSUR, DRL (2023-03-15). China y Venezuela coinciden en reformar gobernanza global. telesurtv.net Xi Jinping inauguró más temprano la Reunión de Alto Nivel del PCCh en Diálogo con los Partidos Políticos Mundiales, la cual sesiona en línea.

teleSUR, SH (2023-03-15). Presidenta hondureña ordenó abrir las relaciones con China. telesurtv.net Honduras se sumaría a Panamá, El Salvador, República Dominicana y Nicaragua en establecer lazos con China en los últimos años.

Staff (2023-03-15). Científicas cubanas reciben Premio Sofía Kovalevskaya. cubadebate.cu El Premio Sofía Kovalevskaya correspondiente a la edición 2021 y 2023 fue entregado este martes en Cuba, donde se celebró también de esta forma el Día Internacional de las Matemáticas. Entre las premiadas están las científicas de la isla caribeña Nigreisy Montalvo, Lizet Sánchez, Yailé Caballero e Isabel Alonso, así como Olga Lidia Pérez y Sira María Allende.

Staff (2023-03-15). Estudiantes y trabajadores de San Alejandro se encuentran bien tras accidente en Ciudad Libertad. cubadebate.cu Un accidente ocurrió este miércoles en la rotonda del obelisco de Ciudad Libertad, donde un camión-cisterna provocó un derrame de combustible. Los estudiantes, profesores y trabajadores de la Escuela Nacional de Artes Visuales “San Alejandro” fueron evacuados y se encuentran bien, informó el Centro Nacional de Escuelas de Arte (CNEArt) en Twitter.

Staff (2023-03-15). Fiscalía acusa al Barcelona de corrupción por pagos indebidos a árbitros. cubadebate.cu Un juzgado de instrucción de Barcelona ha admitido a trámite la denuncia de la Fiscalía contra el Fútbol Club Barcelona y varios exdirectivos de la entidad deportiva por el pago de más de 7 millones de euros al exárbitro José María Enríquez Negreira, cuando éste era vicepresidente del Comité Técnico de àÅrbitros (CTA), según ha adelantado El Confidencial este miércoles.

Staff (2023-03-15). Palante en Cubadebate: Yo voto x todos (+ PDF). cubadebate.cu Palante trae hoy un nuevo número donde te invita a reír y a votar temprano y por todos los candidatos este 26 de marzo, cómo expresión de la unidad de los cubanos, para elegir a quienes mejor nos representarán en la próxima legislatura de la Asamblea Nacional. Descárgalo y disfrútalo.

teleSUR, DRL (2023-03-15). OPEP dice haber cumplido con plan de reducción petrolera. telesurtv.net En mayo de 2020, los países de la OPEP y otros 10 países (Azerbaiyán, Baréin, Brunéi, Kazajistán, Malasia, México, Omán, Rusia, Sudán y Sudán del Sur) anunciaron un nuevo recorte petrolero.

teleSUR, lvm, YSM (2023-03-15). Incautan en México 354.000 pastillas de fentanilo con destino a EE.UU. telesurtv.net Los detenidos transportaban “en compartimentos ocultos, 354.000 pastillas de al parecer fentanilo y 2.7 kilos de producto puro”.

teleSUR, nama, JCM (2023-03-15). Colombia impulsa reforma agraria en beneficio de 300.000 familias. telesurtv.net El Gobierno ha formalizado alrededor de 1,4 millones de hectáreas en zonas rurales y de reserva campesina.

teleSUR, odr, SH (2023-03-15). Activan protocolo para atender incendios forestales en Haití. telesurtv.net De acuerdo con el ente, voluntarios públicos y organizaciones de la sociedad civil, trabajan en conjunto para atender los fuegos en zonas naturales y protegidas.

teleSUR, odr, SH (2023-03-15). Activan protocolo por atender incendios forestales en Haití. telesurtv.net De acuerdo con el ente, voluntarios públicos y organizaciones de la sociedad civil, trabajan en conjunto para atender los fuegos en zonas naturales y protegidas.

teleSUR, odr, YSM (2023-03-15). España registra aumento récord en precio de los alimentos. telesurtv.net El precio del azúcar subió un 52,6 por ciento, la mantequilla 39,1 por ciento, las salsas y condimentos 33,8 por ciento.

teleSUR, rzr, SH (2023-03-15). Candidatos excluidos de comicios denuncian fraude en Guatemala. telesurtv.net La fórmula electoral del MLP, integrada por la líder indígena Thelma Cabrera y el exprocurador de Derechos Humanos Jordán Rodas, está prácticamente fuera de la justa.

teleSUR, SH (2023-03-15). Parlamento ecuatoriano levanta información sobre corrupción. telesurtv.net La información desbloqueada será digitalizada y distribuida entre los asambleístas y con eso ampliar los detalles sobre el Caso Gran Padrino.

teleSUR, YSM (2023-03-15). Sismo de magnitud 5,5 sacude el suroeste de Chile. telesurtv.net El sismo ocurrió a las 16H56 (hora local) y hasta el momento, no se reportan daños materiales ni humanos.

teleSUR- hvh, JCM (2023-03-15). Al menos 11 muertos deja explosión en minas de Colombia. telesurtv.net Los bomberos de Ubaté, Cogua, Gachancipá y Chocontá acudieron inmediatamente a la zona mientras fue activado el Cuerpo Regulador de Urgencias y Emergencia (Crue).

teleSUR- hvh, JCM (2023-03-15). Asciende a 225 el número de muertos por ciclón Freddy en Malawi. telesurtv.net El Departamento de Gestión de Desastres reportó 88.000 personas desplazadas por las inundaciones y los deslizamientos.

teleSUR, DRL (2023-03-15). Comisión parlamentaria peruana rechaza adelantar comicios. telesurtv.net De haber salido adelante, las elecciones se hubieran llevado a cabo el segundo domingo de diciembre de 2023 (10 de diciembre).

teleSUR, JCM (2023-03-15). Presidente de China inaugura encuentro mundial con partidos políticos. telesurtv.net Entre los presentes, destaca la presencia del mandatario de Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro.

teleSUR, hvh, JCM (2023-03-15). México duplica cifra de médicos cubanos contratados. telesurtv.net El titular del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS) confirmó la noticia durante la conferencia mañanera del presidente López Obrador.

teleSUR, odr, YSM (2023-03-15). Paraguay refuerza medidas para frenar brote de chikungunya. telesurtv.net El Servicio Nacional de Erradicación del Paludismo (Senepa) en la prevención de la enfermedad se ocupa de acciones de erradicación del vector.

teleSUR, rzr, DRL (2023-03-15). Indican reposo a presidente argentino por hernia disco-lumbar. telesurtv.net Según el director de la Unidad Médica Presidencial, Federico Saavedra, el mandatario sufrió un dolor agudo la víspera.

teleSUR, SH (2023-03-15). Presidente venezolano asiste a Congreso Nacional de la Juventud. telesurtv.net El mandatario venezolano instó a los jóvenes presentes cultivar los valores humanos para dejar atrás los efectos del capitalismo.

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