2023-03-18: News Headlines

Ajamu Baraka, Black Agenda Report. (2023-03-18). The US Is The Greatest Threat To World Peace And Collective Humanity. popularresistance.org As anti-imperialist and Anti-war activists are preparing to mobilize in Washington D.C. on the 20th anniversary of the illegal and immoral invasion of Iraq by the U.S. and its Western colonial allies, it is imperative that authentic anti-imperialist forces and those earnestly committed to an Anti-war principle recognize two things: the U.S. based transnational ruling class is fully invested in the doctrine of U.S. "Full Spectrum Dominance," and as a consequence the U.S. state has become an existential threat to collective humanity on our planet. | The recognition of these two "facts" are the only basis of a polit…

Ann Wright, Popular Resistance. (2023-03-18). Don't Let The Media Cheerlead Us Into More Wars Like It Did in Iraq. popularresistance.org Twenty years ago on this coming weekend, I was in Mongolia as the Deputy US Ambassador. After writing a Dissent Cable in early March 2003 on the pending U.S. war on Iraq to my boss Secretary of State Colin Powell, I made the decision to resign from the U.S. government as it was poised to invade, occupy and destroy the sovereign state of Iraq. I was one of three U.S. diplomats who resigned—Brady Kiesling and John Brown resigned before me. | For months, the Bush administration attempted to get the U.S. public to believe that Saddam Hussein was hiding weapons of mass destruction and therefore was a threat to t…

WSWS (2023-03-18). After nuclear-capable B-52 flies near Russian airspace, British and German warplanes intercept Russian jet over Baltic. wsws.org The dangerous escalation of tensions in the Baltic and High North comes as Washington and its European allies prepare the ground for a further expansion of their involvement in the Ukraine war.

WSWS (2023-03-18). ICC issues arrest warrant against Putin as part of US-NATO propaganda campaign for regime change. wsws.org The transparently political action by the International Criminal Court takes place amidst ever more open statements from US and NATO officials that the aim of the war is regime change in Moscow.

Institute for the Critical Study of Society (2023-03-18). Sunday 3/19: War in Ukraine: One Year On: The Root Causes of Conflict. indybay.org Zoom meeting ID: 811 3335 0622 | Passcode: ICSS2717rs | us02web.zoom.us/j/81133350622?pwd=dUUyUW…

____ (2023-03-18). Chinese president to pay state visit to Russia. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping will pay a state visit to Russia from March 20 to 22 at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying announced on Friday.

____ (2023-03-18). Xi's Russia trip to advance friendship, cooperation, peace: spokesperson. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping's upcoming visit to Russia will be a trip of friendship, cooperation and peace, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said on Friday.

Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental: Institute For Social Research. (2023-03-18). Again The Dream Of Global Peace And Mutual Respect. popularresistance.org On 24 February 2023, the Chinese Foreign Ministry released a twelve-point plan entitled 'China's Position on the Political Settlement of the Ukraine Crisis'. This 'peace plan', as it has been called, is anchored in the concept of sovereignty, building upon the well-established principles of the United Nations Charter (1945) and the Ten Principles from the Bandung Conference of African and Asian states held in 1955. The plan was released two days after China's senior diplomat Wang Yi visited Moscow, where he met with Russia's President Vladimir Putin.

Prabir Purkayastha (2023-03-18). The West no longer World leaders in 84% of critical technologies. mronline.org Kailath, originally from Kerala but settled in the U.S., is one of the foremost names in the world in communications, control and signal processing. I remembered his words while reading the recent startling headlines that China has become the world leader in 37 of 44 critical technologies evaluated by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI).

WSWS (2023-03-18). Australian IYSSE holds meetings against war in Ukraine and preparations for war with China. wsws.org The Australian meetings—in Melbourne and Newcastle—attracted youth, students and workers, both in person and watching live online from around the country.

Editor (2023-03-18). A sane voice amidst the madness. mronline.org Former Australian PM Paul Keating has eviscerated Australia's deal to buy nuclear submarines from the U.K. and U.S., saying there is no Chinese threat to defend against, despite the war hysteria stirring in Australia, writes Joe Lauria.

_____ (2023-03-18). Britain and France unsuccessfully attempt to force Russia out of Central Asia. journal-neo.org

WSWS (2023-03-18). The German chancellor and government intensify their pro-war policies. wsws.org Chancellor Scholz's government statement on Thursday centred on the NATO war offensive against Russia.

____ (2023-03-18). AUKUS partnership aims to create a NATO replica in Asia-Pacific region: Chinese FM. ecns.cn The U.S., the UK and Australia are putting up an Anglo-Saxon clique and creating the so-called AUKUS trilateral security partnership to advance nuclear submarine cooperation and other cutting-edge military technology cooperation, which is typical Cold War mentality and a move that opens a Pandora's box, which will seriously impact regional and global peace and security, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said on Friday.

Middle East Monitor (2023-03-18). Number of demolitions by Israel of Palestinian property doubles. juancole.com ( Middle East Monitor ) — Seventy-seven Palestinian-owned buildings have been destroyed since the extreme far-right government led by Benjamin Netanyahu took office, according to UN figures. The figure is nearly double the number of demolitions imposed by Israel during the same period last year. Ministers such as Itamar Ben-Gvir and Bezalel Smotrich publicly advocate …

Peter Certo (2023-03-18). 20 Years On, What Did the Iraq War Truly Cost? juancole.com By Peter Certo | — ( Otherwords.org) — The war claimed more than lives and treasure — it claimed a future's worth of lost opportunities. Now, younger generations are demanding them back. By Peter Certo | Most of us who were alive then remember where we were on the morning of the 9/11 attacks. As …

WSWS (2023-03-18). Honduras cuts ties to Taiwan in favor of China. wsws.org The decision reduces Taiwan's diplomatic allies to just 13—a measure of Washington's falling economic and political influence in Latin America in relation to China.

Princess Harmony (2023-03-18). Drugs and the 'War on Drugs': Weapons against workers and oppressed. workers.org The history of the use of drugs — legal and illicit — against the working class and its movement is a long one. The "War on Drugs" — officially declared on June 17, 1971, but a staple of U.S. policy since the 1950s and amplified in 1973 — really acts . . . |

Mickey Z. (2023-03-18). My Lai, "Killing Ideology," and Disobeying Orders. dissidentvoice.org "We weren't there to kill human beings, really. We were there to kill ideology." (Lt. William Calley) Officially termed an "incident" (as opposed to a "massacre"), the events of March 16, 1968, at My Lai — a hamlet in South Vietnam — are widely portrayed and accepted to this day as an aberration. While the …

Zoe Alexandra (2023-03-18). Mexico is charting its own path towards energy sovereignty. peoplesdispatch.org On March 18, Mexicans are marking 85 years since the decision to expropriate oil resources from foreign companies. This comes at a time when Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has nationalized the country's lithium and has promised energy self-sufficiency by 2024…

____ (2023-03-18). 38 Chinese warmly welcomed in Vietnam as cross-border tourism resumes. ecns.cn A tour group left China via the Dongxing Port in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on Wednesday and was warmly welcomed by the MongCai Port in Vietnam.

____ (2023-03-18). Insights | Swaran Singh: Chinese modernization unique and has global significance. ecns.cn China's modernization has become a popular topic in recent years., Dduring an exclusive interview with China News Network, Professor Swaran Singh, who teaches International Relations at Jawaharlal Nehru University (New Delhi) and currently a visiting professor with University of British Columbia (Vancouver), gave his ideas on this topic, as well as topics on the global economy and China's roles in global governance.

____ (2023-03-18). China's FDI inflow up 6.1 pct in first two months. ecns.cn Foreign direct investment (FDI) into the Chinese mainland, in actual use, expanded 6.1 percent year on year to 268.44 billion yuan in the first two months of 2023, the Ministry of Commerce said Friday.

____ (2023-03-18). Chinese FM meets Pakistani foreign secretary on bilateral ties. ecns.cn Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Qin Gang on Friday met with Pakistani Foreign Secretary Asad Majeed Khan in Beijing, saying that China will advance and deepen friendly cooperation with Pakistan.

____ (2023-03-18). Two new plant species discovered in SW China. ecns.cn Chinese researchers have discovered two new plant species in a giant panda habitat in southwest China's Sichuan Province, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) said Friday.

____ (2023-03-18). HKSAR, Macao SAR chief executives support formation of Hong Kong and Macao work office of CPC Central Committee. ecns.cn Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) John Lee and Chief Executive of the Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) Ho Iat Seng on Thursday expressed firm support for the formation of the Hong Kong and Macao work office of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee.

____ (2023-03-18). China's ministry releases top 10 scientific advances. ecns.cn China's Ministry of Science and Technology Friday released the top 10 domestic scientific advances of 2022.

____ (2023-03-18). China's finance ministry imposes penalty on China Huarong, Deloitte. ecns.cn China's Ministry of Finance has imposed an administrative penalty on China Huarong Asset Management Co., Ltd. (China Huarong) and its auditor Deloitte for severe distortion of accounting information and serious auditing defects, respectively.

____ (2023-03-18). Brazilian President to visit China. ecns.cn At the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping, President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of the Federative Republic of Brazil will pay a state visit to China from March 26 to 31, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying announced on Friday.

____ (2023-03-18). Aerial view of cole flower scenery in Jiangxi. ecns.cn A high-speed train runs through a sea of blooming cole flowers in east China's Jiangxi Province, March 16, 2023.

____ (2023-03-18). In numbers: China issues white paper on law-based cyberspace governance in new era. ecns.cn

____ (2023-03-18). China launches new Earth observation satellite. ecns.cn China on Friday sent a new Earth observation satellite into space from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province.

____ (2023-03-18). Insights | Pakistani scholar: China strikes a balance between economy and COVID containment. ecns.cn Hannan Hussain, Assistant Research Associate at the Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI) and Author, said that in the face of the COVID-19 epidemic, there's a common understanding that countries need to strike a balance between economic growth and COVID containment.

____ (2023-03-18). Insights | Pakistani scholar: High level of trust between citizens and government is key to China's success in fighting COVID-19. ecns.cn Hannan Hussain, Assistant Research Associate at the Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI) and Author, said that Chinese citizens have a high level of trust in the government, which made China successful in fighting COVID-19.

Morgan Artyukhina (2023-03-18). New attacks on trans rights, as struggle to protect trans youth broadens. liberationnews.org A far-right media figure has openly called for trans people to be "eradicated."

Kathy Durkin (2023-03-18). International Working Women's Day on March 8 in pictures. workers.org European socialists established this special day in 1910 to build solidarity among women workers around the world. They knew that in order to achieve real liberation for women workers and oppressed people that an anti-capitalist struggle must be waged, and that only socialism could ensure their rights would be upheld . . . |

Nigel Bouvart (2023-03-18). Hundreds protest transphobe Michael Knowles in Buffalo. workers.org Buffalo, New York Hundreds of people turned out to demonstrate against Michael Knowles' speaking engagement at the University of Buffalo (UB) on March 9, greatly outnumbering those who attended the event, which included some who went inside to disrupt it. Credit: Buffalo WW bureau Knowles, a right-wing pundit for the . . . |

Stephanie Hedgecoke (2023-03-18). Socialist Cuba and mosquitos: humanity calls, Cuba answers. workers.org Mosquito-carried disease vectors have plagued humanity for millennia. Mosquitos carry dengue, yellow fever, malaria, West Nile fever, Zika fever, several varieties of encephalitis, Rift Valley fever, Chikungunya and Lymphatic filariasis, as well as Dog heartworm. Aedes mosquitos transmit dengue fever to cause 96 million symptomatic cases a year, resulting in . . . |

Norman Solomon (2023-03-18). 'War Made Easy' — The Iraq War 20 years later. therealnews.com

Editor (2023-03-18). FBI Bookstore Spying in Chicago Eyes Abortion Rights, Cop City, Anti-Development Activists. scheerpost.com Nearly 30 pages of FBI documents obtained by Unicorn Riot reveal a pattern of monitoring of Pilsen Community Books, a worker-owned and collectively managed bookstore in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago.

Editor (2023-03-18). 'Rigorous' Maidan Massacre Exposé Suppressed By Top Academic Journal. scheerpost.com

Editor (2023-03-18). The Roots of the Silicon Valley Bank Collapse (w/ Matt Stoller). scheerpost.com Briahna Joy Gray and Matt Stoller discuss the collapse of SVB, and anti-trust in relation to East Palestine and the prospective merger between Jet Blue and Spirit Airlines.

Stephanie Hedgecoke (2023-03-18). End the blockade: Socialist Cuba and mosquitos — humanity calls; Cuba answers. workers.org Mosquito-carried disease vectors have plagued humanity for millennia. Mosquitos carry dengue, yellow fever, malaria, West Nile fever, Zika fever, several varieties of encephalitis, Rift Valley fever, Chikungunya and Lymphatic filariasis, as well as Dog heartworm. Aedes mosquitos transmit dengue fever to cause 96 million symptomatic cases a year, resulting in . . . |

Ryan Cristián (2023-03-18). Dioxins In East Palestine "Hundreds Of Times Greater" Than Safe Level & Trump/Putin To Be Arrested? thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (3/18/23). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth

Ryan Cristián (2023-03-18). Richard Grove Interview — Today's Education System Is Just Indoctrination, Time To Retake The Reins. thelastamericanvagabond.com

Victor Rodriguez (2023-03-18). Uruguay's Right-Wing President Threatens to Turn Back Clock to the Dark Age of Early Cold War. covertactionmagazine.com Teachers' Unions Have Become Target of Illegal Surveillance Since Luis Lacalle Pou became President of Uruguay in early 2020 as the first self-proclaimed non-leftist president in Uruguay since his father, Luis Alberto Lacalle in the 1990s, he has used his platform to vocally condemn socialist regimes in the Americas, particularly feuding with the Castro regime in …

Fight Back (2023-03-18). 36 newly elected Police District Councilors endorse Brandon Johnson. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – After celebrating their victories in the Chicago municipal elections on February 28, 36 of the 66 newly elected Police District Councilors voiced their support of the Brandon Johnson mayoral campaign. At a press conference with Johnson outside City Hall on Monday, March 13, many councilors explained why they would rather work under a Johnson administration than a Vallas one. | "I think Paul Vallas should go back to Palos Heights and run for mayor there. We need someone who is deeply rooted like Brandon Johnson," said Arewa Karen Winters, 15th District Councilor. "Brandon Johnson is the only candida…

Fight Back (2023-03-18). Denver students continue push for campus demilitarization with speakout. fightbacknews.org Denver, CO — On March 15, students at Auraria Campus in Denver gathered to voice support for a resolution that would prohibit their campus police from obtaining military weapons from the Pentagon's 1033 Program. The resolution comes after a yearlong fight led by Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) to pressure administration to agree to the ban. | The Pentagon 1033 Program is a way for police departments to acquire military equipment from the Pentagon at low prices. While Auraria Campus Police Department (ACPD) claims they only use the program to acquire items such as office supplies, they notably did at…

Fight Back (2023-03-18). Family of Chicano elder murdered by East LA Sheriffs demands justice. fightbacknews.org Los Angeles, CA — On March 11, about 30 people gathered in front of the East LA Sheriff's Station to protest the recent murder of Miguel Angel Lopez, a 70-year-old Chicano man, during an early morning raid in his Maywood home while his wife, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were present. | On January 26 at 5: 45 a.m., two LA Sheriff deputies from East LA station murdered Miguel Lopez, shooting him seven times while conducting a search warrant; claiming he had a gun in his hand. Miguel's wife Luz Lopez was getting ready for work when the two deputies were at their home and thought they were burglars. The…

Allan Fisher (2023-03-18). Saturday 3/18: Protest nonstop war and militarism – demand negotiations! indybay.org Town Clock (Water Street) Santa Cruz…

Angela (2023-03-18). Saturday 3/18: Free virtual screening of the documentary film "Stitching Palestine" indybay.org Zoom (Registration link is below)…

Brenda Norrell (2023-03-18). Lithium Americas and Biden Violating Sacred: Digging into Paiute Massacre Site for Lithium. indybay.org Breaking News: "I cried seeing this yesterday," said Dorece Sam, Fort McDermitt Paiute, seeing the destruction of the earth on the Paiute Massacre Site at Thacker Pass for a lithium mine, in northern Nevada. "To see this shattered my heart," Sam said of the violation of the sacred. "There are no cultural monitors."

Center for Biological Diversity (2023-03-18). Court: U.S. Failure to Protect Pacific Humpbacks From Deadly Entanglements Was Unlawful. indybay.org SAN FRANCISCO, March 15, 2023 — A federal court ruled in favor of the Center for Biological Diversity yesterday in a lawsuit arguing that the National Marine Fisheries Service failed to protect endangered Pacific humpback whales from deadly entanglements in sablefish pot gear off California, Oregon and Washington.

Center for Biological Diversity (2023-03-18). Lawsuit Launched Over U.S. Delay on Petition to Phase Out Oil Drilling on Public Lands. indybay.org WASHINGTON, March 16, 2023 — Conservation groups today filed a notice of their intent to sue the U.S. Interior Department for failing to respond to a petition to phase out oil and gas extraction on public lands.

City of Sunnyvale (2023-03-18). Wednesday 4/5: EV Financial Incentives Clinic. indybay.org Online Webinar…

Craig Baldwin (2023-03-18). Saturday 3/25: MAR. 25: "WHO CARES ANYWAY": BOOK LAUNCH AND TOILING MIDGETS PERFORMANCE. indybay.org ATA Gallery is located on the corner of Valencia and 21st streets in San Francisco's Mission district … 992 Valencia St.

Craig Baldwin (2023-03-18). Saturday 4/1: ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION: FREIGHT-HOPPING + BIKING (+ GREEN BURIALS). indybay.org ATA Gallery is located on the corner of Valencia and 21st streets in San Francisco's Mission district … 992 Valencia St.

Declartion for American Democracy (2023-03-18). Tuesday 3/28: American Democracy: A Way Forward for Voting Freedom. indybay.org Online event…

____ (2023-03-18). Comicomment: 'Democracy Summit' masks hegemony under the guise of democracy. ecns.cn The United States itself has a notorious reputation in the field of democracy and is not qualified to act as a "lecturer" on human rights. The so-called "Democracy Summit"is using "democracy" as a cover to maintain hegemony, where the preservation of hegemony is the true goal and the promotion of democracy is false.

____ (2023-03-18). Scientist reveals goals for future lunar research station. ecns.cn Scientists have proposed several objectives for a future international lunar research station, including moon-based Earth observation and lunar resource utilization.

____ (2023-03-18). Canada removes COVID-19 testing requirements for Chinese travelers. ecns.cn Canada will remove mandatory COVID-19 testing requirements for air travelers arriving from the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions starting Friday, the Canadian government announced on Thursday.

____ (2023-03-18). Chinese FM spokesperson addresses questions including on Brazilian president's upcoming visit. ecns.cn The following is the full text of Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin's regular press conference on Friday.

____ (2023-03-18). Culture Fact: Kunqu Opera. ecns.cn

____ (2023-03-18). Artifacts featuring Gandhara culture on show at Beijing's Palace Museum. ecns.cn A visitor takes photos of an ancient Buddhist statue of standing Buddha (1st?2nd century) during an exhibition.

____ (2023-03-18). Five bridges over Wujiang River in Guizhou. ecns.cn Five bridges built over the Wujiang River, form a spectacular view of bridge flying over the Wujiang River in Guizhou.

____ (2023-03-18). Cradle of Civilization: Mount Emei. ecns.cn

____ (2023-03-18). Panda Pavilion at Beijing Zoo under renovation. ecns.cn The Panda Pavilion at Beijing Zoo has been renovated so that the pandas here can have a better living environment.

Food Not Bombs co-founder Keith McHenry (2023-03-18). Food Not Bombs Will Not Be Silenced. indybay.org

Isaac Nellist (2023-03-18). Young people want real change, not empty promises. greenleft.org.au Young people are moving away from the major parties in search of real political change. Isaac Nellist reports.

Jeremy Earp (2023-03-18). Who's in Control of How We Remember the Iraq War? indybay.org Orwell and newspeak vs. history and democracy…

John Mullen (2023-03-18). Authoritarian Macron on the back foot: Could France explode? greenleft.org.au Having spent the past few days begging MPs from the traditional right-wing Republican Party to abstain rather than vote against his pensions bill, French President Emmanuel Macron decided at the last moment to impose the bill by decree, reports John Mullen.

Karl Kramer (2023-03-18). Friday 3/24: State of Repression in El Salvador. indybay.org Redstone Labor Temple, | 2940 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103 | (between Mission and South Van Ness, | half block from 16th St. BART)…

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2023-03-18). 12th Annual Pan African Global Trade and Investment Conference returns to Atlanta, Georgia. indybay.org Everyone is welcome to join us in Atlanta, Georgia August 10-14, 2023 in Downtown Atlanta Olympic Village, Morris Brown College and key Agriculture locations.

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2023-03-18). Friday 3/24: Kickoff Celebration for the 11th Annual Pan African Global Trade and Investment Conference. indybay.org The Grand Buffet | 1215 J Street | Sacramento, CA. 95814…

Kite Line (2023-03-18). Kite Line: We Have to Stick Together. itsgoingdown.org Long-running abolitionist radio show and podcast Kite Line reports on the recent 'week of action' against Cop City in so-called Atlanta, GA. Listen and Download HERE During a dramatic week of action in the Atlanta forest this past week, hundreds of forest defenders sabotaged a construction site for the unpopular "Cop City" development. Police responded…

Labor Video Project (2023-03-18). Solidarity With East Palestine/Hunters Point & Nationalize The Railroads: Action in SF. indybay.org

Marc Martorell Junyent (2023-03-18). A Crucial Year: Turkey at a Turning Point. juancole.com Reviews of Gönül Tol, Erdogan's War: A Strongman's Struggle at Home and in Syria (London: Hurst and Co., 2022) and Dimitar Bechev, Turkey Under Erdogan: How a Country Turned from Democracy and the West (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2022). Augsburg, Germany (Feature: Special to Informed Comment) — At the beginning of …

NARAL Pro-Choice America (2023-03-18). Tuesday 3/21: Medication Abortion Teach-in w/ NARAL. indybay.org Online event…

Oakland Privacy (2023-03-18). Wednesday 4/12: Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State. indybay.org Please email contact@oaklandprivacy.org a few days before the meeting to get up-to-date location information or obtain Zoom meeting access info.

Peter Boyle (2023-03-18). Video: NSW's housing crisis election'. greenleft.org.au Green Left accompanied housing activist and Socialist Alliance candidate Rachel Evans on a visit to the Waterloo and Glebe public housing estates to speak to public housing tenants and fellow housing activists about solutions to the housing crisis that overshadows the coming NSW election..

Pink Knight Press (2023-03-18). Charlie Kirk and Proud Boys Confronted at UC Davis. itsgoingdown.org Report from Pink Knight Press on recent antifascist mobilization against Turning Point USA event at UC Davis that brought out members of the Proud Boys. photo: Black Zebra Students began protesting at Kirk's planned venue at 5 PM, a small group that doubled in size every few minutes. Right-wing event attendees and streamers prodded the…

Pink Knight Press (2023-03-18). Protest: Charlie Kirk at UC Davis. indybay.org On March 14, U.C. Davis hosted Turning Point USA's Charlie Kirk to around 300 attendees and a fierce student-led resistance of the same number.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2023-03-18). Colin Powell and the "The Sloppy Dossier": Plagiarism and "Fake Intelligence" Used to Justify the 2003 War on Iraq: Copied and Pasted from the Internet into an "Official" British Intel Report. globalresearch.ca Fake intelligence as well as plagiarized quotations had been slipped into an official intelligence report on Iraq's WMD presented to the UN Security Council by Secretary of State Colin Powell in February 2003.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2023-03-18). The New World Order Crisis and "The Reproduction of Real Life": Food, Water and Energy. Three Fundamental Necessities of Life in Jeopardy. globalresearch.ca The provision of food, water and fuel is a precondition of civilized society: they are necessary factors for the survival of the human species…

reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras (2023-03-18). Colombia_Río Sogamoso de Santander: °Aguas para la vida…! indybay.org

Staff (2023-03-18). Aliyev in Karabakh thumps chest over last Caucasus war, warns of another. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Trend News AgencyMarch 18, 2023 No one should forget results of Second Karabakh War — President Ilham Aliyev No one should forget results of the Second Karabakh War, said President Ilham Aliyev as he addressed the people of Azerbaijan on the occasion of the Novruz holiday in the Talish village of the Tartar district. "We …

Staff (2023-03-18). Once slandered by Western-backed fascists, Georgian oppostion leader goes over to Global War Party. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com The MessengerMarch 27 2023 Irakli Kobakhidze Calls President Salome Zourabichvili's Recent Statements 'Incomprehensible' Georgian Dream Chairman Irakli Kobakhidze criticized President Salome Zourabichvili's recent statements and called it 'incomprehensible'. Kobakhidze named three factors that led to the support of the Georgian Dream for Zourabichvili's candidacy in the presidential elections. "One of the main criteria was that …

Staff (2023-03-18). Strasbourg: EU rallies Georgian opposition forces for coup, second war front. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com The MessengerMarch 27 2023 Four Opposition Parties Hold Meetings in Strasbourg The leaders of Girchi — More Freedom, Droa, Strategy Aghmasheneli and the United National Movement held meetings with members of various political groups of the European Parliament in Strasbourg. The representatives of the parties held several meetings in the European Parliament, where the main …

San José May Day Coalition (2023-03-18). Saturday 3/25: May Day 2023 Community Screen Printing Event. indybay.org San José Peace & Justice Center | 48 South 7th Street | San José, CA 95112…

Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs (2023-03-18). Monday 3/20: Defend Food Not Bombs Right to Share Food & Protest. indybay.org Resource Center for Nonviolence | 612 Ocean St., Santa Cruz…

Staff (2023-03-18). US Federal Reserve Makes Unprecedented Move to 'Save' Banks (+Bailout). orinocotribune.com The Federal Reserve, the central bank of the United States, injected around The Federal Reserve set the dollar printing machine to full capacity after the collapse of the Silicon Valley Bank and the Signature Bank. Another US bank, the First Republic Bank managed to…

Steve Melendez (2023-03-18). American Indian Genocide Museum at Austin Expo. indybay.org We are here today at the SXSW Conference and Expo here in Austin, Texas telling our story because we know if we don't, no one else will. We are here today to bring awareness that past injustices are still being experienced today. We are here today to bring awareness that the racism of the past is still the cornerstone of American laws. Gone perhaps are the scalp bounties paid for Indian men, women, and children but, on the other hand, not one treaty has ever been honored.

Third Act SF Bay Area (2023-03-18). Tuesday 3/21: Stop Dirty Banking at Wells Fargo HQ in San Francisco. indybay.org Wells Fargo Corporate Headquarters | 420 Montgomery St | San Francisco, CA 94104…

WSWS (2023-03-18). After Microsoft announces 10,000 layoffs, CWA union endorses tech giant's multibillion-dollar bid for video game publisher ABK. wsws.org The support for the merger is almost certainly part of a deal which exchanged Microsoft's neutrality in union elections for the union bureaucracy's backing.

WSWS (2023-03-18). Chicago mayoral forums mark Democratic Party's sharp shift to the right. wsws.org At three recent forums, candidates Vallas and Johnson agreed on opening up the city's infrastructure and working class youth to exploitation by corporate interests but differ primarily on how to contain growing social discontent.

WSWS (2023-03-18). Australian PM promotes AUKUS as platform for a total war economy. wsws.org Albanese equated the creation of a civilian auto industry following the last world war with the building of an economy based on the production of weaponry for a third world war that could wipe out humanity.

WSWS (2023-03-18). Norfolk Southern alleges defective railcars may have contributed to recent derailment. wsws.org The railcars in question are manufactured by National Steel Car (NSC), a company located in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Norfolk Southern's aim with the press release is to imply that these alleged defects could be the reason for the massive derailment in East Palestine.

WSWS (2023-03-18). French students speak out after 5 arrested at protest to defend garbage workers striking against Macron's pension cut. wsws.org Protests are erupting cross France after Macron announced plans to ram through his widely despised pension cuts without even a parliamentary vote.

WSWS (2023-03-18). My Lost Country: The fate of Iraqi culture and society. wsws.org A piece of autobiography and a tribute to the filmmaker's theater director father, the work is intended, above all, as "an act of resistance" against the imperialist devastation of Iraqi culture and society.

WSWS (2023-03-18). California UPS worker speaks out ahead of contract talks: "Now is the time for action" wsws.org UPS worker Gerardo explained what conditions at UPS are like and what he and other workers are demanding in the next contract.

WSWS (2023-03-18). Paris police assault garbage workers striking against Macron's cuts. wsws.org On Thursday morning, in a signal that Macron is preparing brutal repression of continuing protests against pension cuts, police assaulted garbage workers' pickets in the Paris suburb of Ivry.

WSWS (2023-03-18). Rank-and-file candidate Will Lehman's statement on the UAW election crisis. wsws.org The conclusion of the second round of the UAW national officers' election has proven definitively that the election was a fraud conducted with contempt for the rights of the rank-and-file membership.

____ (2023-03-18). Tsinghua launches "International Joint Mission on Climate Change and Carbon Neutrality" ecns.cn Tsinghua University held the launch ceremony of the "International Joint Mission on Climate Change and Carbon Neutrality" on Mar 14, demonstrating its commitment to environmental protection.

The Lancet (2023-03-18). [Editorial] Human genome editing: ensuring responsible research. thelancet.com In 2018, during the Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing in Hong Kong, Jiankui He shocked the world by announcing the birth of two children whose genomes he had edited using CRISPR technology. Following widespread condemnation and a criminal investigation, he was sentenced to 3 years in prison. The case caused international outcry and brought to the fore the need to reconsider the serious ethical, scientific, and social issues of heritable human genome editing. As science advances, especially in non-heritable, somatic gene editing for treatment of previously incurable diseases, regulatory gaps are…

Richard Horton (2023-03-18). [Comment] Offline: The silencing of the South. thelancet.com League tables are addictive. From football to motorsport, tennis to golf, we relish following who is up and who is down. Understandably so, given that sport is fiercely competitive between individuals and teams. But universities? Provosts and Presidents of our greatest higher education institutions obsess over their rankings. Three dominate—the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, QS World University Rankings, and the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). These metrics of achievement should be challenged.

John Zarocostas (2023-03-18). [World Report] Global health experts welcome Kasai dismissal. thelancet.com WHO's dismissal of Takeshi Kasai, Regional Director for the Western Pacific, could pressure WHO leadership to take decisive action in other misconduct cases. John Zarocostas reports from Geneva.

Shawn Yuan (2023-03-18). [World Report] Health and the invasion of Iraq: 20 years later. thelancet.com The legacy of the US-led invasion is still being felt across Iraqi society. Shawn Yuan reports from Baghdad.

John Zarocostas (2023-03-18). [World Report] "Impunity" enabling South Sudan human rights violations. thelancet.com A new report to the UN Human Rights Council outlines how violence is worsening health and humanitarian programmes. John Zarocostas reports from Geneva.

Danielle Villasana (2023-03-18). [Perspectives] Aftermath of the Türkiye—Syria earthquake. thelancet.com The earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria on Feb 6, 2023, will have lasting health and humanitarian impacts. Current estimates indicate more than 50‚Äà000 people have died and over 100‚Äà000 people have been injured. Thousands of buildings and much infrastructure are destroyed, with millions of people displaced, including vulnerable populations such as children, pregnant women, people living with chronic health conditions or disabilities, and older people. In Türkiye—a country grappling with a flailing economy and the impacts of the conflict in neighbouring Syria[mda…

Geoff Watts (2023-03-18). [Obituary] Samuel Lawrence Katz. thelancet.com Paediatrician, virologist, and co-developer of measles vaccine. Born in Manchester, NH, USA, on May 29, 1927, he died in Chapel Hill, NC, USA, on Oct 31, 2022 aged 95 years.

Mouna Khaity, Mervat Alhaffar, Natasha Howard (2023-03-18). [Correspondence] We cannot erase Syrians' suffering with "solidarity" and political infighting. thelancet.com "The UN's failure to act quickly to save Syrian lives in the face of a humanitarian catastrophe is utterly shameful and should be a stain on its conscience."1 | Raed Al Saleh, The White Helmets…

Stuart W Flint (2023-03-18). [Correspondence] Error in NHS England's BMI calculator and daily calorie recommendations. thelancet.com BMI is a calculation of height and weight to identify a person's weight status.1 BMI is calculated by a person's weight in kilograms (or pounds) divided by the square of height in metres (or feet).1 The BMI ranges are underweight (<18 ∑5 kg/m2), healthy weight (18 ∑5—24 ∑9 kg/m2), overweight (25 ∑0—29 ∑9 kg/m2), and obese (‚â•30 kg/m2).1...

Jeremy W Jacobs, Laura D Stephens, Jennifer S Woo, Elizabeth S Allen, Garrett S Booth (2023-03-18). [Correspondence] Firearms and blood transfusion: an inescapable disentanglement. thelancet.com The incidence of mass shootings in the USA continues to increase; more than 45‚Äà000 total gun deaths occurred in 2020 alone, the most on record for years with full data available.1 These statistics highlight increasing gun violence, one of the primary contributors to blood shortages. Patients with gunshot wounds are 5 times more likely to require a blood transfusion and receive 10 times more blood components than patients with traumatic injuries that are not gunshot wounds, equating to millions of US dollars in blood acquisition costs.

Dabor Resiere, Jonathan Florentin, Hatem Kallel, Rishika Banydeen, Ruddy Valentino, Moustapha Dramé, José-Louis Barnay, Papa Gueye, Bruno Mégarbane, Hossein Mehdaoui, Rémi Neviere, Toxicological Research Group on chlordecone at the University Hospital of Martinique (2023-03-18). [Correspondence] Chlordecone (Kepone) poisoning in the French Territories in the Americas. thelancet.com For more than 40 years, two French territories in the Americas, Martinique and Guadeloupe, have been confronted with one of the biggest environmental scandals in Caribbean history due to the use of an organochlorine pesticide, chlordecone (also known under the brand name Kepone), in banana plantations. Although banned from use in the USA since the 1970s, this pesticide was intensively applied in the banana fields of these two French Caribbean territories from 1972 to 1993 to combat the banana weevil, a serious insect pest for banana crops.

Federica Quarata, Diana Lelli, Davide Maria Biancone, Giovanni Gherardi, Raffaele Antonelli Incalzi (2023-03-18). [Clinical Picture] A urinary tract infection caused by Escherichia coli mucoid phenotype progresses to a pneumonia and respiratory failure. thelancet.com A 69-year-old woman was admitted to our ward with fever and respiratory failure. 3 weeks earlier she had been treated with ciprofloxacin for a urinary tract infection, caused by Escherichia coli; she had a history of diabetes.

Danielle Villasana (2023-03-18). [Perspectives] Aftermath of the Türkiye—Syria earthquake. thelancet.com The earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria on Feb 6, 2023, will have lasting health and humanitarian impacts. Current estimates indicate more than ‚Äà000 people have died and over 100‚Äà000 people have been injured. Thousands of buildings and much infrastructure are destroyed, with millions of people displaced, including vulnerable populations such as children, pregnant women, people living with chronic health conditions or disabilities, and older people. In Türkiye—a country grappling with a flailing economy and the impacts of the conflict in neighbouring Syria[md…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-03-18). Mayo Clinic Minute: Help with hot flashes due to menopause. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Vasomotor symptoms — the medical term for hot flashes — are among the most common menopause symptoms women experience. Hot flashes, along with night sweats, can be uncomfortable and disruptive. Dr. Suneela Vegunta, a Mayo Clinic women's health physician, explains what happens to the body and offers ways to find relief. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/eRzYfnKjqzg Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1: 00) is in the downloads at the end of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-03-18). Mayo Clinic Minute: What is multiple myeloma? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Multiple myeloma is a relatively uncommon form of blood cancer that affects less than 1% of the U.S. population, according the American Cancer Society. March is Myeloma Awareness Month. People younger than 45 rarely get the disease, and it occurs more in older men than women. And your risk is doubled if you're African American. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/pShHvj3Y3Nw Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1: 06) is in the downloads at the end of this post….

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-03-18). Mayo Clinic Minute: How losing an hour of sleep can affect your body. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Daylight saving time begins at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 12. Clocks are turned an hour forward, which means you'll be losing an hour of sleep. And Mayo Clinic experts say that missing out on that shut-eye time can affect your body. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/V10gPhowQKQ Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (0: 59) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. When daylight saving time…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-03-18). Mayo Clinic Minute: What is the best sleeping position? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Most people spend a third of their lives either asleep or resting, according to the Sleep Foundation. During sleep, the body recharges and repairs itself. And a good night's sleep often can be determined by what position you are lying in bed. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/F_x-SDYUvZk Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1: 11) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. Back-sleepers beware. "I know…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-03-18). Consumer Health: Are you at risk for MS? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org MS Awareness Week will be observed March 12—19, which makes this a good time to learn about who might be at risk of developing this potentially disabling disease of the brain and spinal cord. Multiple sclerosis, or MS, affects nearly 1 million people living in the U.S., according to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. With MS, the immune system attacks the protective sheath that covers nerve fibers, and causes communication problems between your brain and the rest of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-03-18). Science Saturday: Researchers elucidate details about the role of inflammation in liver regeneration. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The liver has the greatest regenerative capacity of any organ in the body, making it possible for surgeons to treat cancerous and noncancerous diseases with extensive surgical approaches. However, underlying chronic liver diseases, like cirrhosis or nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, are known to inhibit the liver's ability to regenerate after surgery. Without regeneration, the liver cannot function, and patients can develop postoperative liver failure — often a lethal complication. In a recent paper published in JHEP Reports, Mayo…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-03-18). Consumer Health: Don't let the time change get you down. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org For much of the U.S. and many places around the world, daylight saving time begins Sunday, March 12, when clocks are turned forward one hour. Sleep provides the foundation for all your daily habits and decisions. Getting enough quality rest each night is essential for optimal health. Regularly sleeping less than seven hours per night is associated with weight gain, diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke and depression. Lack of sleep also can affect your immune system and heart health. But a time shift ‚Äï…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-03-18). Mayo Clinic Minute: Why millennials should know colon cancer symptoms. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org More younger adults are being diagnosed with colon cancer — also known as colorectal cancer — and at more advanced stages of the disease, says the American Cancer Society. It's a trend experts have seen over the last decade. Colon cancer symptoms usually don't appear in early stages of the disease and when they do, they are often at an advanced stage. Dr. Johanna Chan, a Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist, says it's important to recognize colon cancer symptoms and to seek…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-03-18). Mayo Clinic Minute: Game-changing treatment for chronic kidney disease could slow down progression of the disease. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org About 15% of adults in the U.S. are estimated to have chronic kidney disease — that's about 37 million people. What if those people could be treated with medication that could slow the progression of their disease, and help avoid the need for dialysis and kidney transplantation altogether? Dr. Naim Issa, a Mayo Clinic transplant nephrologist says there is a class of medications to help people with chronic kidney disease that does just that. He says Mayo Clinic…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-03-18). Consumer Health: What's the difference between kidney cysts and polycystic kidney disease? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org March is National Kidney Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about the difference between two kidney disorders — kidney cysts and polycystic kidney disease. Your kidneys are situated in the back of your abdomen under your lower ribs, one on each side of your spine. One of the important jobs of the kidneys is to clean the blood. As blood moves through the body, it picks up extra fluid, chemicals and waste….

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-03-18). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Metabolic syndrome and lifestyle changes. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I just turned 40 and had my annual physical, which included a large panel of blood tests. I was told that I have metabolic syndrome and could develop diabetes. I was told to limit my sugar intake. Can you explain more about the condition and how I can avoid diabetes? ANSWER: When a person is diagnosed with metabolic syndrome, it means he or she has several conditions that, if left untreated, significantly raise the…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-03-18). Mayo Clinic Q and A: What is bariatric surgery? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've struggled with obesity for many years and have tried to lose weight through a healthy diet and exercise. My doctor recently told me that I could be a good candidate for bariatric surgery. What is bariatric surgery? And are there different types of procedures available? ANSWER: Obesity is a disease, and overcoming it often is not easy. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines overweight or obesity as a "weight that is…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-03-18). Shame and guilt eating: Tackling binge-eating disorders. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Most people occasionally eat too much. They may fill up an extra plate with seconds at a special event, enjoy another piece of pie at a holiday gathering or eat popcorn until stuffed at the movies. But for some people, overeating becomes excessive. It crosses the line from an occasional indulgence to a binge-eating disorder when overeating feels out of control and happens on a regular basis. It's the most common eating disorder in the…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-03-18). Cauliflower: A versatile nutrition superstar. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Like many consumers, you may be on a quest for healthier food options and willing to try something new or a new take on a familiar food. If you're diagnosed with celiac disease, you may be looking for gluten-free alternatives. Or maybe you're on the hunt for lower carbohydrate choices. Cauliflower may be just what you're searching for. This versatile veggie can be eaten raw, cooked, roasted, grilled, baked into a pizza crust, or cooked…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-03-18). Consumer Health: Do you check the Nutrition Facts label? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org March is National Nutrition Month, which makes this a good time to learn about using the Nutrition Facts label to make healthy choices. Most people in the U.S. don't eat a healthy diet, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most consume too much sodium, saturated fat and sugar, increasing their risk of chronic diseases. The Nutrition Facts label on packaged foods is a tool created by the Food and Drug Administration to help…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-03-18). Science Saturday: Expanding regenerative biotherapeutics to new practice areas. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org As a physician at the forefront of new cancer therapies, Yi Lin, M.D., Ph.D., understands the highs and lows that patients experience. Will the latest technologies slow or stop disease? If not, is this the last, best option? Dr. Lin, a hematologist, sees the need for a new class of drugs that provides different treatment choices for patients with complex conditions, such as cancer. As the new associate medical director for Mayo Clinic's Center for Regenerative Biotherapeutics, …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-03-18). Mayo Clinic Q and A: How can hospice care provide comfort to those with terminal illnesses? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have a loved one who was referred for hospice care. I'm not sure what this means. Can you share more about what hospice care is and how it may help my family member? ANSWER: Hospice care might be an option for people who are nearing the end of life due to a terminal illness and have exhausted all other treatment options. Unlike other medical care, the focus of hospice care is not to…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-03-18). Mayo Clinic Minute: What's the right colorectal cancer screening option for you? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Colorectal cancer is a cancer of the lower digestive system, which includes the colon and the rectum. If you feel like you are hearing a lot about this topic lately, it's because March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. The goal is to increase awareness and encourage people 45 and over to get screened. And that doesn't just mean a colonoscopy. Did you know that there's more than one option for a colorectal cancer screening? That's…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-03-18). Early Mayo Clinic research finds hope in stem cell therapy for perianal fistulas in patients with Crohn's disease. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — A dissolvable plug delivered stem cell therapy with few side effects in patients with single tract perianal fistulas, Mayo Clinic researchers discovered. Perianal fistulas are painful tunnels between the intestine and the skin that often do not go away with standard medical or surgical care. People with Crohn's disease or other inflammatory bowel conditions are most at risk for this condition. In a prospective, phase 1 clinical trial, researchers loaded stem cells…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-03-18). Mayo Clinic again recognized as 'World's Best Hospital' in Newsweek rankings. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic in Rochester is again ranked No. 1 in the world by Newsweek in its list of the "World's Best Hospitals." The ranking is a tribute to the work of staff across Mayo Clinic. "Among the hallmarks of great hospitals … are not just first-class care, first-class research and first-class innovation. The very best institutions also share another quality: consistency," Newsweek states. "The world's best hospitals consistently attract the best people and provide the best outcomes…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-03-18). How to get the most out of napping. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org While closing your eyes for a few minutes during your busy day may seem like a good idea, it's important to consider the effects napping may bring. The time of day and length of time you nap can provide benefits or create problems. Knowing when to nap and providing yourself with a suitable napping environment will produce the greatest benefits. Consider why you're napping Before lying down to take a daily nap, you may want…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-03-18). 5 ways to get better sleep. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org You're not alone if you have trouble falling or staying asleep. Many people struggle with sleep — and that's a problem, since sleep plays a crucial role in your health, energy levels and ability to function at your best. Most adults require seven to eight hours of sleep each night to feel well-rested and energized each day. If restless nights have become the norm for you or you find that your sleep is not refreshing,…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-03-18). Mayo Clinic Q and A: How a heart condition affects the kidneys and causes swelling. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I recently began experiencing swelling in my legs, feet and hands, as well as fatigue. Testing led to a diagnosis of pericardial constriction. Can you explain what this is and how it's treated? Is there anything I can do to reduce the swelling? ANSWER: Pericardial constriction is a condition with multiple possible causes. It can be due to underlying medical conditions and may even result from certain medical treatments. Swelling, or edema, is one…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-03-18). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Is it allergies or a sinus infection? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have had allergies since childhood, suffering during both the spring and fall seasons. This past month, however, I am experiencing more congestion and mucus, and I even have some facial pain. I'm beginning to wonder if my symptoms are really from allergies or if they may be caused by a sinus infection instead. How can I tell the difference? ANSWER: Allergies and sinus infections often are mistaken for one another. But they are…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-03-18). Mayo Clinic Minute: Does one moldy berry spoil the whole bunch? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Spring is around the corner, which means the beginning of berry season. Berries can be a great source of potassium and vitamins C and K, and can also promote a healthy gut. While berries are among the healthiest foods to eat, if not stored properly, they can get mushy and grow mold. But a little bit of mold doesn't necessarily mean the whole batch goes to waste. In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse,…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-03-18). 'Deaths of Despair' contribute to 17% rise in Minnesota's death rate during COVID-19 pandemic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — According to a new study published by Mayo Clinic researchers, the COVID-19 pandemic was linked to a 17% increase in the death rate in Minnesota during the first year of the pandemic compared to the two previous years. Deaths were driven by both COVID-19 and other causes linked with preventable "deaths of despair," such as overdose, alcohol use and malnutrition. The study analyzed Minnesota death certificate data available through the Rochester Epidemiology…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-03-18). Mayo Clinic monitoring rising avian influenza cases, preparing for potential human-to-human outbreak. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The recent death of an 11-year-old girl in Cambodia's Prey Veng province infected with avian influenza has reinvigorated concern over the virus potentially gaining the ability to spread among humans. And while experts maintain the risk of that happening "remains low" at this time, the World Health Organization has said that increasing reports of avian influenza infection in humans are "worrying." Matthew Binnicker, Ph.D., Mayo Clinic's director of Clinical Virology, agrees. "The primary concern is…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-03-18). Pelvic floor issues aren't just a woman's health condition, Kegels can work for men, too. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org LA CROSSE, Wis. — Women often are told about the importance of Kegel exercises to strengthen pelvic muscles. It turns out that men should think about doing the exercises as well. Statistics show that 32% of women will have at least one pelvic floor disorder (PFD) at one time in their life. However, a recent study suggests that although much attention is directed toward women pelvic floor disorders, 16% of men have also been identified…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-03-18). Pain in the back: Preventing and treating spinal arthritis. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — Many types of arthritis can affect your musculoskeletal system. Joints are physical points of connection between two bones, and cartilage is the tissue that covers the surface of the bone at the joint. A membrane, called the synovial membrane, lines the joint and is filled with fluid known as synovial fluid. All these components work together to make movement easy. "Over time, the cartilage in joints can break down and cause…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-03-18). Mayo Clinic Minute: Are you using a salt substitute? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Salt substitutes can be an effective way to help lower your blood pressure and fight heart disease. But experts warn that overuse of certain salt substitutes or alternatives can be dangerous for some people. Dr. Regis Fernandes, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist, explains why you should use caution with using a salt substitute. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/h_cy5G5EBPs Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1: 00) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-03-18). Artificial intelligence massage therapy? Meet the robot being studied by Mayo Clinic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Getting a massage from a robot may seem like something out of a science fiction story, but it could be a reality in the not-too-distant future. Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, is looking into the possibility of robotic massage as an answer for patients' pain relief and alleviating some staffing burdens. Watch: Artificial intelligence massage therapy? Meet the robot being studied by Mayo Clinic youtu.be/GXEXUCCCGzI Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1: 17) is in the downloads at the…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-03-18). Mayo Clinic in Rochester top ranked on 'America's Best Fertility Clinics' in Newsweek rankings. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic in Rochester was ranked No. 9 in the nation by Newsweek in its list of "America's Best Fertility Clinics," released in February. This ranking is a testament to the dedication and expertise of the Reproductive endocrinology and infertility team at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. "Our clinic is in the top 10 among the 100 top fertility clinics," says Samir Babayev, M.D., Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, IVF Clinical Director. "This is a recognition of the excellence…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-03-18). Mayo Clinic opens patient information office in Indonesia. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org JAKARTA, Indonesia — Mayo Clinic has opened a patient information office in Jakarta to assist patients, their families, referring physicians and insurance brokers in Indonesia. The office is Mayo Clinic's first in Southeast Asia. The office staff, fluent in Bahasa Indonesia and English, will help patients, their families and physicians who refer patients to make appointments at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota; Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Mayo Clinic Healthcare in London. "We…

teleSUR, hvh, JDO (2023-03-18). Confirman visita a Rusia de presidente chino Xi Jinping. telesurtv.net La Presidencia rusa señaló que se examinará el desarrollo de la asociación integral y la cooperación estratégica entre ambas naciones.

Staff (2023-03-18). El diputado de Manuel Tames o un médico que vive para ayudar a los demás (+ Podcast y Fotos). cubadebate.cu Por los pasillos del Hospital General Docente Dr Agostinho Neto, en Guantánamo, siempre está el doctor Luis Alberto Ramírez Díaz haciendo malabares entre el ejercicio de la medicina y la subdirección quirúrgica del centro. Ambas responsabilidades las lleva con dedicación, bajo la premisa que ha primado en su vida: dedicarse a ayudar sin esperar una moneda de cambio.

Staff (2023-03-18). Cuba sigue siendo un faro para América Latina y el mundo. cubadebate.cu La noche del 17 de marzo fue mágica. Música, colores, patriotismo. Cientos de personas se aglomeraron en torno a la escalinata de la Univerisdad de La Habana. Así fue el cierre del Coloquio Internacional "Patria" que reunió a decenas de especialistas de la comunicación política de otros pueblos hermanos y de Cuba.

Staff (2023-03-18). Ecuador: Sismo de magnitud 6,7 deja varios muertos y daños materiales. cubadebate.cu Varias personas han muerto en distintas ciudades afectadas por un sismo de magnitud 6,7 que se registró este sábado cerca de la urbe de Balao, en la provincia de Guayas (Ecuador), según datos del Servicio Geológico de EE.UU. (USGS, por sus siglas en inglés).

Staff (2023-03-18). Renuevan acuerdo para la exportación de cereales y fertilizantes desde Rusia y Ucrania. cubadebate.cu El presidente turco, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, anunció hoy la renovación del acuerdo para la exportación de granos y fertilizantes a través del Mar Negro desde Ucrania y Rusia, que expiraba esta noche.El llamado pacto del corredor de cereales fue renovado como resultado de negociaciones con las dos partes, según dijo Erdogan, en un discurso pronunciado en la ciudad turca de Canakkale.

Staff (2023-03-18). Trump convoca a sus seguidores a protestar, ante la posibilidad de ser acusado y detenido por corrupción. cubadebate.cu El expresidente de Estados Unidos, Donald Trump, ha asegurado esta jornada en su red social Truth Social que será arrestado el martes y ha llamado a sus seguidores a protestar. Mientras tanto, las agencias policiales del país norteamericano están discutiendo preparativos de seguridad adicional para la Corte Penal de Nueva York y sus alrededores.

Staff (2023-03-18). Proyecto Puentes de Amor realiza declaración sobre la participación del equipo cubano de béisbol en Miami. cubadebate.cu El movimiento Puentes de Amor aplaude las victorias del equipo de pelota cubano en la Copa Mundial de Béisbol. Ese equipo, compuesto por cubanos que residen en Cuba, en los Estados Unidos y en otros países del mundo, es un monumento a la diversidad, la inclusión y un bello ejemplo de lo que podemos lograr juntos.

Staff (2023-03-18). Protesta de los Trece: La joven intelectualidad en la vanguardia. cubadebate.cu La Protesta de los Trece marcó un camino de inserción en la sociedad y sus problemas para aquel grupo, pero que impactó mucho más allá de los trece jóvenes. Era la asunción del deber social de los intelectuales, que rebasaría las limitaciones de miradas elitistas de algunos o de compromisos con espacios de poder en otros. La Protesta de los Trece fue el momento de irrupción, desde un movimiento cívico, para plantearse el gran propósito de cumplir el sueño de mármol de Martí.

Staff (2023-03-18). Las 3 del día: La canción del Team Asere y más noticias de la semana que termina (+ Podcast). cubadebate.cu Ya llega un nuevo resumen semanal de Las 3 del día, hoy conducido por Karina Rodríguez y Claudia Fonseca. Terminamos estos siete días con la grata noticia de que el trompetista Alexander Abreu y su grupo Havana D' Primera estrenaron la canción y el video de #TeamAsere. Esta y otras informaciones aquí en Las 3 del día.

teleSUR, DRL (2023-03-18). Parlamento salvadoreño cambia reglas previo a año de elecciones. telesurtv.net En adición, un error y la falta de debate por parte de los diputados oficialistas, hizo que en realidad, la Asamblea Legislativa haya derogado todo el código electoral por completo y no solo un artículo.

teleSUR, DRL (2023-03-18). Movimiento indígena exige participar en elecciones en Guatemala. telesurtv.net Misión de Observación Electoral Guatemala (MOE-GT) insta a las cortes de justicia a dictar sentencias definitivas a la mayor brevedad en los casos que son tramitados.

teleSUR, hvh, JDO (2023-03-18). Gobierno de Bolivia ratifica transparencia en industrialización de litio. telesurtv.net La viceministra de Comunicación señala que el Gobierno tiene participación y soberanía en todo el proceso de producción y comercialización de ese recurso.

teleSUR, MER (2023-03-18). Celebran el 7 ∞ aniversario de los CLAP en Venezuela. telesurtv.net El mandatario venezolano destacó que el 95 por ciento de los alimentos de los CLAP son de producción nacional.

teleSUR, nama, JDO (2023-03-18). Comunidad indígena denuncia afectación a sitios en Amazonía ecuatoriana. telesurtv.net Los Waorani refieren que el Gobierno violó el derecho al consentimiento previo y se provocaron daños irreversibles a ecosistemas del área.

teleSUR, odr, YSM (2023-03-18). Designan a Lázaro Cárdenas Batel secretario permanente de la Celac. telesurtv.net Un secretariado permanente en la comunidad que dé seguimiento a los acuerdos y políticas adoptadas por los países miembros.

teleSUR, odr, YSM (2023-03-18). Trabajadores convocan huelga por mejoras salariales en Reino Unido. telesurtv.net Se prevé que la huelga tenga lugar por cinco semanas, desde el 3 de abril hasta el 5 de mayo.

Staff (2023-03-18). Trinidad y su Cadena Azul. cubadebate.cu El 11 de agosto de 1955 una noticia de última hora acaparaba espacio en todos los noticieros radiales. Amado Trinidad Velasco, exmonarca de la radio cubana, había aparecido ahorcado en su finca San José, en las afueras de Guanajay. En ruina, triste, solo y olvidado, el otrora poderoso dueño de la RHC Cadena Azul decidía privarse de la vida.

Staff (2023-03-18). Equipo de Cuba entrena para duelo semifinal del Clásico Mundial de Béisbol. cubadebate.cu Con espíritu de unidad y orgullo nacional, el equipo de béisbol de Cuba realizó hoy aquí su segundo entrenamiento de cara al duelo semifinal de mañana en Clásico Mundial, con el regreso de Yoenis Céspedes. Regresar entre los cuatro grandes del orbe ya es un triunfo histórico para el deporte más popular en el país caribeño.

Staff (2023-03-18). Cuba: Consejo de Estado examina agenda legislativa y preparativos para elecciones nacionales. cubadebate.cu Sobre la agenda legislativa del país y los preparativos para las elecciones nacionales del próximo 26 de marzo debatieron los miembros del Consejo de Estado en su sesión de este viernes encabezada por el Presidente de este órgano, Esteban Lazo Hernández. Como primer punto de la agenda, fue aprobado el decreto ley modificativo del decreto ley no. 56 "De la Maternidad de la Trabajadora y la Responsabilidad de las Familias".

Staff (2023-03-18). México le roba la victoria a Puerto Rico en Clásico Mundial de Béisbol. cubadebate.cu México y Puerto Rico, dos de las grandes sorpresas del Clásico Mundial de Béisbol se enfrentaron este viernes en el LoanDepot Park, de Miami, Fla, por un boleto a las semifinales del torneo. Tras un apretado juego, México consiguió la victoria por 5 carreras frente a 4 de su contrincante. Ahora le queda la "pelea" frente al equipo de Japón.

teleSUR, lvm, YSM (2023-03-18). Fuerzas de Israel asesinan a joven palestino en Cisjordania. telesurtv.net Los soldados, ante su estado crítico, negaron el acceso de ambulancias y personal médico palestino.

teleSUR, hvh, JDO (2023-03-18). Tropas israelíes asesinan a cuatro palestinos en Jenin. telesurtv.net Según medios locales, una fuerza israelí encubierta se internó en la ciudad a bordo de dos vehículos civiles.

teleSUR, SH (2023-03-18). Movimiento indígena respalda juicio político contra presidente de Ecuador. telesurtv.net El líder de la Conaie anunció una movilización para exigir el enjuiciamiento político del mandatario Guillermo Lasso.

teleSUR, nama, JDO (2023-03-18). Lluvias provocan un muerto y daños materiales en Perú. telesurtv.net El Gobierno declaró estado de emergencia en seis distritos de Lima, entre ellos Ancón, Pucusana y San Bartolo.

teleSUR, rzr, JCM (2023-03-18). Perú sigue en alerta por lluvias en varias zonas del país. telesurtv.net Al menos 409 distritos de la costa norte y sierra de Perú se encuentran en riesgo por crecidas de ríos y deslizamientos de tierras.

Staff (2023-03-18). Anuncian alta probabilidad de lluvias y tormentas eléctricas para la región occidental de Cuba. cubadebate.cu Desde el final de la tarde del sábado y durante el transcurso del domingo se incrementarán las áreas de chubascos, lluvias y tormentas eléctricas en la región occidental de Cuba, situación asociada a la cercanía y tránsito sobre ese territorio del frente frío número 13, de la temporada invernal 2022-2023. Así lo notificó el Centro de Pronósticos del Instituto de Meteorología,…

Staff (2023-03-18). Derrumbe en Centro Habana deja al menos dos personas lesionadas, incluyendo un menor. cubadebate.cu Usuarios en redes sociales han publicado sobre un derrumbe en la calle San Miguel entre Campanario y Manrique en Centro Habana. Hasta el momento se han reportado dos personas lesionadas debido al incidente, incluyendo un menor de entre 4 y 5 años de edad. Los bomberos y los servicios médicos trabajan para atender a los afectados.

Staff (2023-03-18). øCómo se ve la escalinata de la Universidad de La Habana esta noche? (+ Video). cubadebate.cu Cientos de jóvenes llegaron a la escalinata de la Universidad de La Habana para participar en el acto de clausura del Coloquio Internacional "Patria" y el concierto de Buena Fe. El espectáculo político-cultural ha sido organizado con la participación de realizadores audiovisuales, músicos, artistas del video mapping y expertos nacionales e internacionales.

teleSUR, DRL (2023-03-18). Presidente mexicano confirma cumbre regional sobre la inflación. telesurtv.net Entre ellos estarán los mandatarios de Chile, Argentina, Brasil, Colombia, Cuba, Honduras, Belice, Bolivia y San Vicente.

teleSUR, DRL (2023-03-18). Sociedad civil cubana se prepara para Examen Periódico de DDHH. telesurtv.net En un coloquio se ratificó el acompañamiento al Estado para continuar avanzando en la promoción y protección de todos los Derechos Humanos para todos en Cuba.

teleSUR, hvh, JDO (2023-03-18). Acciones de First Republic Bank caen pese a rescate financiero de EE.UU. telesurtv.net Los títulos de First Republic cayeron un 30 por ciento este jueves y luego subieron 9,8 por ciento al cerrar el día. Entidades financieras le inyectaron 30.000 millones de dólares.

teleSUR, jaa, YSM (2023-03-18). Bolivia y Rusia expresan compromiso de ampliar cooperación bilateral. telesurtv.net En un intercambio telefónico, coincidieron en ampliar sus lazos en el comercio, el sector energético, la ciencia y la educación.

teleSUR, lvm, YSM (2023-03-18). Oposición en Francia presenta moción de censura contra el Gobierno. telesurtv.net La coalición de los partidos de izquierda Nueva Unión Popular Ecológica y Social (Nupes) apoyó la declaratoria del grupo Liot.

teleSUR, nama, JDO (2023-03-18). Policía federal prosigue operativo contra golpistas en Brasil. telesurtv.net El Supremo Tribunal Federal rechazó solicitudes de libertad de 86 mujeres y 208 hombres con las conductas más graves.

teleSUR, nama, JDO (2023-03-18). Ciclón Freddy provoca más de 400 fallecidos en àÅfrica austral. telesurtv.net La ONU envía materiales de asistencia a la zona como agua, comida, tiendas de campaña, mantas y productos sanitarios.

teleSUR, nbb, JDO (2023-03-18). MST realiza la mayor cosecha de arroz orgánico en Brasil. telesurtv.net En el encuentro participan representantes del Gobierno brasileño, parlamentarios de partidos progresistas y delegaciones de países como Argentina, Uruguay, Cuba y Venezuela.

teleSUR, nbb, JDO (2023-03-18). Fuerzas de seguridad detienen a cientos de manifestantes tras protestas en Francia. telesurtv.net Miles de personas se reunieron en París y otras ciudades. Convocan a nuevas movilizaciones, bloquear el país y cambiar al actual Gobierno.

teleSUR, odr, YSM (2023-03-18). Caída de helicóptero deja cuatro muertos en Sà£o Paulo, Brasil. telesurtv.net Se desconoce la identidad de los accidentados y las posibles causas del siniestro.

teleSUR, YSM (2023-03-18). Clausuran Coloquio Internacional Patria en La Habana, Cuba. telesurtv.net La actividad contó con la intervención de intelectuales, pensadores y políticos de diversos países, así como con un concierto del grupo Buena Fe.

teleSUR, JCM (2023-03-18). Putin realiza visita a Crimea, territorio reunificado con Rusia. telesurtv.net El mandatario ruso ha estado en la Escuela de Arte y en el centro infantil Korsun en Quersoneso, en las afueras del puerto de Sebastopol-…

teleSUR, jaa, YSM (2023-03-18). Declaran alerta por fenómeno de El Niño Costero en Perú. telesurtv.net Los expertos han detectado anomalías en los vientos, asociados con la alteración de patrones de circulación atmosférica.

teleSUR, SH (2023-03-18). Confirman el asesinato de cinco mujeres desaparecidas en México. telesurtv.net El fiscal del estado mexicano de Guanajuato dió a conocer de la detención de seis personas por la desaparición de seis mujeres.

teleSUR, hvh, JDO (2023-03-18). Movimiento indígena busca salidas a crisis política de Ecuador. telesurtv.net A la reunión están citados organizaciones de indígenas, campesinos, estudiantes, trabajadores, entre otros gremios.

teleSUR, lvm, YSM (2023-03-18). Rusia califica de nula decisión de CPI contra presidente Putin. telesurtv.net Además de la orden emitida contra el mandatario, la CPI también dictó otra contra la comisionada presidencial para los Derechos del Niño en Rusia.

teleSUR, JCM (2023-03-18). México jugará semifinales en Clásico Mundial de Béisbol. telesurtv.net La novena mexicana remontó un marcador adverso cuando los boricuas metieron cuatro carreras en la primera entrada.

teleSUR, rzr, JCM (2023-03-18). Ataque armado deja al menos nueve muertos en el río Congo. telesurtv.net Alrededor de 22 personas fueron rescatadas con vida del ataque armado.

teleSUR, rzr, JCM (2023-03-18). Comisión pospone discusión sobre juicio a presidente de Ecuador. telesurtv.net La aprobación del Consejo de la Administración Legislativa sería el primer filtro del procedimiento para enjuiciar políticamente al presidente ecuatoriano.

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