Daily Archives: February 13, 2023

2023-02-13: News Headlines

Fight Back (2023-02-13). After the earthquake: End the U.S. war on Syria once and for all. fightbacknews.org Adapted from a presentation given at a Solidarity Committee of the Americas event in Minneapolis, Minnesota on February 11. | I’m not a scholarly expert; I’m a maintenance worker in Minneapolis who volunteers with a local activist group called the Anti-War Committee. In May of 2021, I traveled with a peace delegation to Syria. The delegation spent one week in the country, in and around the capital Damascus, to witness elections that were taking place, and to investigate conditions on the ground with the hope of building solidarity and raising awareness about the effects that U.S. foreign policy has on life in Syr…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2023-02-13). Why Does Zelensky Need a Long Conflict With Russia? libya360.wordpress.com Andrey Sushentsov It is unlikely that Zelensky is counting on a military victory for his country. For this, Ukraine does not have its own military-economic resources, and the funds provided by the West will never be sufficient to inflict a final defeat on Russia. Probably, the calculation of the president of Ukraine is based on…

infobrics (2023-02-13). US escalating its WW3 brinkmanship by directing Kiev regime’s HIMARS strikes. infobrics.org While both the US and the Neo-Nazi puppet regime insist that the role of the US is “strictly advisory” and that Kiev could use the HIMARS on its own, they admit they “don’t want to waste valuable ammunition and miss”, so they “usually choose not to strike without US confirmation”.

Lee Camp (2023-02-13). 10 Ways The US Is Out Of Line With The Entire World. mintpressnews.com The US, one of the wealthiest and most powerful nations, stands alone as the only country to reject human rights such as the right to food and the rights of the disabled and children. Learn more about this alarming reality with Lee Camp.

Chris Hedges, Scheer Post. (2023-02-13). The Chris Hedges Report: Matt Taibbi On Russiagate And Censorship. popularresistance.org Shortly after the election of Donald Trump, revelations that a Russian disinformation campaign had helped sweep the 45th president to power shook the media and the wider culture. The unfolding drama of the Mueller Report and a Senate investigative panel gripped the nation for the next four years. But now, journalist Matt Taibbi has revealed that the source of many of the claims of ongoing Russian disinformation during the Trump presidency, Hamilton 68, was itself a disinformation operation concocted by former US intelligence officials. Matt Taibbi joins The Chris Hedges Report to discuss his findings and dissect…

Kyle Anzalone (2023-02-13). US, French Troops Lead NATO Live-Fire War Games in Romania. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2023-02-13). On-the-spot report from earthquake-hit region in Turkey. wsws.org Many people living in the affected area blame not the “natural disaster” for the deaths and destruction, but the capitalists who, in their greed for profit, build buildings that do not comply with earthquake regulations and the authorities who turn a blind eye to this.

WSWS (2023-02-13). Shoot-downs of objects over US territory are first in history, Pentagon says. wsws.org With no public explanation, the United States has begun shooting down what it claims to be unidentified objects in US and Canadian airspace on a daily basis.

Editor (2023-02-13). Dying by killing: U.S. and its manifest destiny. mronline.org The fear of disappearing as a hegemonic power awakens the survival instinct. The United States (U.S.) has entered a dangerous drift, the end of which puts the future of humanity at risk.

Editor (2023-02-13). Chris Hedges: There Are No Permanent Allies, Only Permanent Power. scheerpost.com If we do not build left-right coalitions on issues such as militarism, health care, a living wage and union organizing, we will be impotent in the face of corporate power and the war machine.

Dave DeCamp (2023-02-13). US Military Shoots Down Fourth Flying Object Over Michigan. news.antiwar.com The US military shot down another flying object on Sunday over Lake Huron in Michigan, Canada’s defense minister announced. Canadian Defence Minister Anita Anand said the object was engaged by the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), the command responsible for the defense of US and Canadian airspace. “Today, a high-altitude object was detected in …

____ (2023-02-13). Lift Sanctions against Syria to Lessen Sufferings from the Earthquake. transcend.org The International Movement for a Just World urges the North American, British, Australian, Canadian, Swiss and some European Union and Arab League governments to lift the unjust, immoral sanctions against Syria in order to lessen the immense sufferings of the people caused by the massive earthquake of 6 Feb 2023.

Andrew Korybko (2023-02-13). Lula’s Condemnation of Russia in His Joint Statement with Biden Disqualifies Him as a Mediator. globalresearch.ca

infobrics (2023-02-13). Why Brazil-China Energy Relations May Improve Under Lula. infobrics.org Energy sector relations between Brazil and China are likely to improve under Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, local experts tell BNamericas…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2023-02-13). Lula Flirts with Montezuma. libya360.wordpress.com Quantum Bird Montezuma II, emperor of the Aztecs, and Hernán Cortés, Spanish conquistador Montezuma was the last de facto emperor of the Aztecs. It is known that during his reign the Aztec Empire reached its peak in terms of expansionist activity, political reforms and infrastructure construction. On the other hand, according to the more popular…

Staff (2023-02-13). Headlines for February 13, 2023. democracynow.org Earthquake Death Toll Tops 36,000 as U.N. Admits Failure in Delivering Aid to War-Torn Syria, Mass Protests Continue Amid Netanyahu Attack on Courts; Israel Announces More Illegal Settlements, U.S. Launches Somalia Airstrike, Killing 12 al-Shabab Fighters, According to Pentagon, U.S. Shoots Down 3 More Unidentified Objects Over North America, Lula and Biden Talk Political Violence, Climate Crisis on Lula’s 1st U.S. Visit After Inauguration, NC Police Bodycam Shows Cops Tasering Unarmed Black Man with Heart Problems Before Death, 2 ,000 March in Madrid to Oppose Dismantling of Public Healthcare System, Schoo…

Brian Mier (2023-02-13). U.S. Lawfare and the destabilization of Latin America. mronline.org Brazil-based reporter and author Brian Mier outlines the strategy of lawfare and how it has been used in Latin America, particularly in the Lava Jato investigation.

infobrics (2023-02-13). Brazil in the Arctic Council: Not as Crazy as it Sounds. infobrics.org Even though its capital, Brasilia, is about 7.000 miles from the North Pole, Brazil has consistently expressed interest in the Arctic region throughout the 21st century…

Mark E. Jeftovic (2023-02-13). Social Credit Brazilian Style: Basic Income (UBI) Recipients For Poorest Families Must be Vaxxed. globalresearch.ca

Anonymous Contributor (2023-02-13). Antifascists Remove and Burn Neo-Nazi Flyers Targeting Lakeland, FL Community. itsgoingdown.org Report on antifascist clean-up of the Lakeland, Florida neighborhood, after neo-Nazis dropped flyers. On the 11th of February, the neo-Nazi group the Goyim Defense League (GDL), threw trash propaganda onto people’s lawns and driveways in Lakeland, FL. The fliers were in bags weighted with corn and with rat food pellets, similar to incidents of KKK…

____ (2023-02-13). The Moral and Intellectual Disconnect between the Memories of Shoah and Today’s Jewish State. transcend.org 6 Feb 2023 – Every time I hear about the Shoah or the Nazi genocide of the Jews, I can’t help but make a sad and rage-filled link between it and the present day Israel — the officially Jewish State with echoes of the ideology that served as the foundation of Nazi Germany.

americanthinker (2023-02-13). The Debate over the Origins of the War in Ukraine. americanthinker.com Who started this one? The Russians, or everyone else?>

____ (2023-02-13). WATCH: Roger Waters at UN Security Council on Ukraine (Full Text). transcend.org 8 Feb 2023 – The British rock star was invited by Russia to address the Council. The Pink Floyd co-founder has been an outspoken critic of U.S. policy in Ukraine and has called for an end of arms shipments to Kiev.

Dave DeCamp (2023-02-13). Stoltenberg Says Ukraine Using Way More Munitions Than NATO Can Produce. news.antiwar.com NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Monday that Ukrainian forces are using significantly more ammunition than the alliance’s members can produce, putting a strain on Western stockpiles. “The war in Ukraine is consuming an enormous amount of munitions, and depleting allied stockpiles,” Stoltenberg told reporters ahead of a NATO defense ministers meeting in Brussels. “The current …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2023-02-13). Why Does Zelensky Need a Long Conflict With Russia? libya360.wordpress.com Andrey Sushentsov It is unlikely that Zelensky is counting on a military victory for his country. For this, Ukraine does not have its own military-economic resources, and the funds provided by the West will never be sufficient to inflict a final defeat on Russia. Probably, the calculation of the president of Ukraine is based on…

Jan Oberg (2023-02-13). The West’s Last Or Penultimate War? globalresearch.ca

Karsten Riise (2023-02-13). “Purges” in Ukraine: Defense and Interior Ministers Die in Helicopter Crash. Who’s Next? globalresearch.ca

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2023-02-13). More Than 250,000 People Sign Petition Asking Berlin to Stop Sending Weapons to Ukraine. globalresearch.ca

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2023-02-13). Waiting for Biden’s Definition of Victory in Ukraine. globalresearch.ca

Manlio Dinucci (2023-02-13). Ukraine: The Performance and the Reality. Manlio Dinucci. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2023-02-13). Letter from a Maximus call center worker: “Maximus should be under criminal investigation” wsws.org “I think there is a connection between the exploitation that all of us at Maximus are suffering and the failure of entire social services system in the US, which has been purposefully underfunded for years, yet there is always money for illegal wars in place like Ukraine, Syria, and Iraq.”

Ramzy Baroud (2023-02-13). A Month’s Notice: Why Burkina Faso Ordered French Troops out of the Country. mintpressnews.com Burkina Faso has officially cut ties with France and, like many African nations, has aligned with Russia as global power dynamics shift away from the Western sphere.

____ (2023-02-13). The New York Times Is Orwell’s Ministry of Truth. transcend.org It doesn’t take a genius to realize that if all were reversed and Russia had put troops and weapons in Mexico and Canada that the United States would respond forcefully.

____ (2023-02-13). Senior Chinese diplomat to visit France, Italy, Hungary, Russia, attend 59th Munich Security Conference in Germany. ecns.cn Wang Yi will visit France, Italy, Hungary and Russia from Feb. 14 to 22 at the invitation of the governments of the four countries, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin announced on Monday.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2023-02-13). Remembering Vladimir Putin’s Speech at the Munich Security Conference. libya360.wordpress.com Alfred de Zayas Sixteen years ago, on 10 February 2007, Russian President Putin delivered a landmark speech at the Munich Security Conference, a clear statement of post- Cold War Russian foreign policy, focusing on the need for multilateralism and international solidarity. The mainstream media did not give much visibility to Putin’s security analysis in 2007,…

WSWS (2023-02-13). European powers prepare delivery of fighter jets to Kiev. wsws.org The European powers used the EU summit in Brussels at the end of last week for a massive escalation of the war offensive against Russia.

infobrics (2023-02-13). Zelensky left Europe without any fighter jets or further guarantees. infobrics.org Macron’s peace conference proposal is a sham…

infobrics (2023-02-13). China’s Yuan will End US Dollar Dominance and Create a Bipolar Currency System in the Next Decade, Says Nouriel Roubini. infobrics.org He predicted in a Financial Times column the emergence of a bipolar currency regime…

____ (2023-02-13). Chinese New Year parade staged in New York’s Chinatown. ecns.cn The 25th Annual Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade and Festival was staged on Sunday, attracting people from various ethnic backgrounds.

____ (2023-02-13). New York Chinatown celebrates Chinese New Year with parade. ecns.cn Twenty floats participated in the parade, attracting thousands to gather along the parade route on Sunday.

americanthinker (2023-02-13). At Burisma, Hunter Biden traded on the family name to help a Serbian who wanted to run the United Nations. americanthinker.com Hunter Biden turned to Biden’s former ‘national security advisor’ Colin Kahl for help in getting a Serbian associate he knew from his Burisma days a crucial meeting to advance his bid for the United Nations secretary-generalship.

Paul Gregoire (2023-02-13). Rachel Evans: ‘Young people prefer socialism over capitalism’. greenleft.org.au NSW is heading towards an election and communities are wondering if a future Labor government will make the necessary changes. Paul Gregoire spoke to Rachel Evans, Socialist Alliance candidate for Heffron, about housing justice and her campaign.

Ben Norton (2023-02-13). Mexico’s AMLO announces global campaign against US blockade of Cuba, denounces neoliberalism. geopoliticaleconomy.com President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced Mexico will lead an international movement to end the US government’s “inhumane” blockade against Cuba. Praising Fidel Castro as a “visionary”, AMLO denounced neoliberalism and pledged support for universal public healthcare and education.

Tamara Nassar (2023-02-13). Palestinian man, child latest victims of Israeli violence. electronicintifada.net Mentally ill driver who killed three Israelis may have been extrajudicially executed.

Ryan Cristián (2023-02-13). Garland Nixon Interview False Flags, Psyops & UFOs, Oh MY! thelastamericanvagabond.com Joining me today is host and political analyst Garland Nixon, here to discuss the recently exposed false flag that was the Nord Stream attack, as well as the madness surrounding the “unidentified flying objects” that are being reported by the corporate media, and what the true agenda behind them may be. (www.rokfin.com/TLAVagabond) (www.bitchute.com/channel/24yVcta8zEjY/) Source Links:

____ (2023-02-13). Hi-Tech Military Weapons Breed New Danger. transcend.org 7 Feb 2023 – New Report Unpacks Dangers of Emerging Military Tech: AI Nukes, Killer Robots, Artificial Intelligence, Lethal Autonomous Weapons, Hypersonic Missiles, Cyber Battles…

____ (2023-02-13). Chinese researchers develop prototype of submersible drone. ecns.cn Researchers have developed a prototype of a quadrotor that can fly in the air and submerge underwater, making it suitable for a wide range of applications.

Adriaan Alsema (2023-02-13). China’s secretive investments in Colombia. colombiareports.com Companies controlled by China’s authoritarian government have been granted critical infrastructure projects in Colombia and plan to expand their influence. The Chinese government’s increased stakes in Colombia are the result…

____ (2023-02-13). Alone and Unafraid: How to Prepare to Fight and Win the Next War. transcend.org 7 Feb 2023 – A near-peer conflict between the U.S. and China will be a nightmare in real life. Just how scary it might be is dependent on what is done now. Man is not perfect and is a reliable creature of habit, so we must prepare to win today.

Dave DeCamp (2023-02-13). US, Papua New Guinea Hold Talks on Military Agreement. news.antiwar.com The US and Papua New Guinea just wrapped up talks on signing a military agreement as the Biden administration is looking to expand military ties in the Asia Pacific as part of its strategy against China. “The United States and Papua New Guinea held negotiations on February 6 — 10 in Honolulu, HI to discuss …

Dave DeCamp (2023-02-13). China Says the US Sent 10 Balloons Over Its Territory Since Last Year. news.antiwar.com The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Monday said that the US had sent 10 “high-altitude” balloons over its airspace since last year while refuting allegations that the Chinese balloon the US shot down was a surveillance device. “US balloons have often entered other countries’ airspace illegally. Since last year, US high-altitude balloons have flown over Chinese …

Dave DeCamp (2023-02-13). Members of House Committee on China Planning Taiwan Trip to ‘Infuriate’ Beijing. news.antiwar.com Members of the newly formed House committee on China are in talks about sending a delegation to Taiwan, knowing that it will “infuriate” Beijing and likely raise military tensions in the region. The House Select Committee on Strategic Competition between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party was formed on January 10 after Republicans …

____ (2023-02-13). Total scale of China’s ice and snow industry expected to reach 1 trillion yuan by 2025. ecns.cn China’s ice and snow industry is expected to top 1 trillion yuan (about 146.48 billion U.S. dollars) by 2025, according to the legacy report of the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 (after games) released this month.

____ (2023-02-13). Chinese rescue team will proceed without hesitation in Türkiye: female team member. ecns.cn “Rescue has no borders. Chinese rescue forces will proceed without hesitation,” said Chen Jiahuan, a 28-year-old member of China’s Blue Sky Rescue Team who is carrying out rescue operations in Türkiye.

____ (2023-02-13). Cold front sweeps nation bringing rain, snow. ecns.cn With cold weather due to affect many parts of China until Tuesday, authorities have enacted travel safety measures.

____ (2023-02-13). China’s school campuses resume liveliness as spring semester kicks off. ecns.cn About 300 million teachers and students are returning to school campuses across China, as the spring semester kicks off in a staggered manner in each provincial-level region.

____ (2023-02-13). China sends another aid shipment to Syria. ecns.cn The second batch of humanitarian aid sent by the Red Cross Society of China to earthquake-stricken regions in Syria departed from Beijing in the early hours of Monday.

____ (2023-02-13). China invests 21.5 trillion yuan in major projects. ecns.cn China has invested a total of 21.5 trillion yuan ($3.15 trillion) in major projects to stabilize 2023’s economic growth, Security Daily reported on Monday..

____ (2023-02-13). China issues No. 1 central document for 2023, highlights tasks on rural vitalization. ecns.cn China unveiled its “No. 1 central document” for 2023 on Monday, outlining nine tasks in comprehensively promoting rural vitalization this year.

____ (2023-02-13). Giant panda Xiang Xiang to return to China from Japan. ecns.cn The giant panda Xiang Xiang will leave Tokyo’s Ueno Zoological Gardens and return to China on Feb. 21, Kyodo News reported on Monday.

____ (2023-02-13). Changes in family concept main factor behind lower fertility in China: survey. ecns.cn The changes in family concept, which lead to delayed marriage and childbearing or not marrying and not having children, have become the main factor behind the decline in fertility in China, according to the latest survey released by the third China Population and Development Forum held in Beijing on Saturday.

____ (2023-02-13). Large number of launches planned. ecns.cn China plans to carry out more than 70 launch missions this year, according to the nation’s major space contractors.

____ (2023-02-13). More support urged to tackle falling fertility. ecns.cn China should redouble efforts to encourage the younger generation to marry and have children and roll out measures to encourage them to start families, to offset its falling fertility rate and shrinking family size, a senior official said on Saturday.

____ (2023-02-13). Wild giant panda captured in Sichuan. ecns.cn A wild giant panda is captured by infrared cameras walking at Laohegou area of Giant Panda National Park in Pingwu, Mianyang, southwest China’s Sichuan Province, Jan. 15, 2023.

____ (2023-02-13). Wu Yibing wins China’s first ATP tour title. ecns.cn Wu Yibing became the first Chinese mainland player to lift an ATP Tour trophy after winning the Dallas Open title on Sunday.

____ (2023-02-13). Chinese mainland delegation mourns Master Hsing Yun in Jiangsu. ecns.cn A Chinese mainland delegation on Sunday afternoon mourned Master Hsing Yun, founder of the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist order in Taiwan, at a temple in Yixing, east China’s Jiangsu Province.

____ (2023-02-13). COVID-19 testing sites converted into job centers in Shaanxi. ecns.cn A large number of job centers, converted from COVID-19 testing sites, have made their public debut in northwest China’s Shaanxi Province.

____ (2023-02-13). Rainbow-themed zebra crossing seen in China’s Shandong. ecns.cn The first rainbow-themed zebra crossing gained popularity in Jinan, capital of eastern China’s Shandong Province.

WSWS (2023-02-13). New Zealand faces ongoing pressure to upgrade anti-China stance. wsws.org As the US deepens its preparations for war with China, New Zealand will be required to fall into line and further integrate into the US alliance along with Australia.

_____ (2023-02-13). Lloyd Austin visits the Philippines again. journal-neo.org The US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin’s visit to the Philippines in early February further demonstrates the growing importance of the country in Washington’s escalating struggle with Beijing for influence in the Southeast Asian subregion. This isn’t the first time The New Eastern Outlook is examining the reasons for the special attention of both actors …

Editor (2023-02-13). French police attack 4th protest over pension reforms. mronline.org Protesters stage a fourth round of nationwide demonstrations on Saturday against President Emmanuel Macron’s plans to reform the country’s pension system.

Editor (2023-02-13). Review of “Critique of the Gotha Program,” by Karl Marx. mronline.org This new edition of Marx’s 1875 ‘Critique of the Gotha Program’ comes with a few surprises in translation for Marxists who have previously interpreted it as justification for the continuation of wage-labour and commodity production, under the ‘dictatorship of the proletariat’ in the ‘first phase’ of socialism/communism.

Global Research News (2023-02-13). Selected Articles: Germany Prepares for Conscription and the Final War. globalresearch.ca By Germany’s parliamentary commissioner,

Julie Hollar (2023-02-13). 60 Minutes’ weight-loss tip: Don’t bite the hand that feeds you. mronline.org People in the United States have grown accustomed to endless pharmaceutical ads when watching TV. The industry is the fourth-biggest spender on TV advertising in the country—one of only two in the world (along with New Zealand) that allows such direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription drugs.

Larry Johnson (2023-02-13). The New Rottie Defense System to Defeat the Balloon Threat. sonar21.com Why does the United States continue to use a $1 million jet, plus other million dollar military assets to take out balloons and other unidentified flying objects when I have…

Mickey Z. (2023-02-13). Reminder: The Greatest Generation‚Ñ¢ Deliberately Bombed Civilians. dissidentvoice.org Marshal Arthur Harris, the director of England’s Bomber Command decided, in mid-1941, to abandon the illusion of surgical strikes. Harris, nicknamed “Bomber,” mastered the ins and outs of committing war crimes from his insidious instructor, Winston Churchill. The year was 1919. The Royal Air Force asked Churchill for permission to use chemical weapons “against recalcitrant …

Paul Haeder (2023-02-13). What’s It All About, Alfie? dissidentvoice.org Set in postwar London, Alfie features Michael Caine as a chauffeur bent on promiscuity. After impregnating his girlfriend he takes off on vacation. He continues his life of womanizing, but he can’t hide forever. A misfortune strikes and Alfie is forced to face the product of his ways. This not the crux of the question, …

Staff (2023-02-13). U.N. Rapporteur: Lift Sanctions on Syria to Help People Rebuild After War & Devastating Earthquakes. democracynow.org We speak with human rights expert Alena Douhan, a United Nations special rapporteur and one of several U.N. experts calling for the lifting of economic and financial sanctions against Syria in order to aid recovery efforts following last week’s devastating earthquakes. “The people of Syria are currently deprived of any possibility to rebuild their country, and their country needed reconstruction before the earthquake,” says Douhan.

Staff (2023-02-13). “Crisis on Top of a Crisis”: Syrians Displaced by War Now Dealing with Earthquake Devastation. democracynow.org We get an update from Damascus, Syria, on last week’s devastating earthquakes, as the United Nations warns the death toll in Turkey and northwest Syria will top at least ,000. The U.N. also says the earthquake rescue phase is “coming to a close” and that efforts are expected to turn to providing shelter, food and care to survivors. Millions have been left homeless by the deadly quakes that struck the region, which includes the Syrian city of Aleppo, last week. Syrian refugees who were displaced by the war in Syria that began 12 years ago now face a compounded humanitarian crisis. The situation…

Julie Hollar (2023-02-13). 60 Minutes’ weight-loss tip: Don’t bite the hand that feeds you. mronline.org People in the United States have grown accustomed to endless pharmaceutical ads when watching TV. The industry is the fourth-biggest spender on TV advertising in the country—one of only two in the world (along with New Zealand) that allows such direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription drugs.

Larry Johnson (2023-02-13). The New Rottie Defense System to Defeat the Balloon Threat. sonar21.com Why does the United States continue to use a $1 million jet, plus other million dollar military assets to take out balloons and other unidentified flying objects when I have…

Mickey Z. (2023-02-13). Reminder: The Greatest Generation‚Ñ¢ Deliberately Bombed Civilians. dissidentvoice.org Marshal Arthur Harris, the director of England’s Bomber Command decided, in mid-1941, to abandon the illusion of surgical strikes. Harris, nicknamed “Bomber,” mastered the ins and outs of committing war crimes from his insidious instructor, Winston Churchill. The year was 1919. The Royal Air Force asked Churchill for permission to use chemical weapons “against recalcitrant …

Paul Haeder (2023-02-13). What’s It All About, Alfie? dissidentvoice.org Set in postwar London, Alfie features Michael Caine as a chauffeur bent on promiscuity. After impregnating his girlfriend he takes off on vacation. He continues his life of womanizing, but he can’t hide forever. A misfortune strikes and Alfie is forced to face the product of his ways. This not the crux of the question, …

Staff (2023-02-13). U.N. Rapporteur: Lift Sanctions on Syria to Help People Rebuild After War & Devastating Earthquakes. democracynow.org We speak with human rights expert Alena Douhan, a United Nations special rapporteur and one of several U.N. experts calling for the lifting of economic and financial sanctions against Syria in order to aid recovery efforts following last week’s devastating earthquakes. “The people of Syria are currently deprived of any possibility to rebuild their country, and their country needed reconstruction before the earthquake,” says Douhan.

Staff (2023-02-13). “Crisis on Top of a Crisis”: Syrians Displaced by War Now Dealing with Earthquake Devastation. democracynow.org We get an update from Damascus, Syria, on last week’s devastating earthquakes, as the United Nations warns the death toll in Turkey and northwest Syria will top at least ,000. The U.N. also says the earthquake rescue phase is “coming to a close” and that efforts are expected to turn to providing shelter, food and care to survivors. Millions have been left homeless by the deadly quakes that struck the region, which includes the Syrian city of Aleppo, last week. Syrian refugees who were displaced by the war in Syria that began 12 years ago now face a compounded humanitarian crisis. The situation…

Staff (2023-02-13). 25 Years of V-Day: Ending Gender Violence, Fighting Tentacles of Patriarchy & New “Reckoning” Memoir. democracynow.org February 14 marks the 25th anniversary of V-Day, the global movement to end violence against women, gender-expansive people, girls and the planet. It is also the 10th anniversary of V-Day’s One Billion Rising campaign, a call to action based on the staggering reality that one in three women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. The V-Day movement brings together activism and art to transform systems and change culture and was founded by the activist V, formerly Eve Ensler, author of the “The Vagina Monologues” and her new memoir “Reckoning.” This year the One Bil…

Adriaan Alsema (2023-02-13). Colombia’s army assassinated guerrilla leader in Venezuela: reports. colombiareports.com Colombia’s army assassinated guerrilla leader “Jesus Santrich” during an incursion into Venezuela in May 2021, military officials told local media. Former President Ivan Duque told local media that Santrich was…

Adriaan Alsema (2023-02-13). Colombia’s government and ELN rebels resume peace talks in Cuba. colombiareports.com Representatives from Colombia’s government and guerrilla group ELN traveled to Mexico to resume peace talks. The second round of talks include negotiations about a possible ceasefire that has been promoted…

Agency (2023-02-13). Jen Angel Passes On as Bay Area Community Rallies in Support. indybay.org Anarchist Agency reports on the passing of long-time anarchist Jen Angel, as community members, family, and friends rally in support.

americanthinker (2023-02-13). Biden's Right: His Word Means Nothing. americanthinker.com “I give you my word as a Biden” just means that whatever is said next is almost certainly untrue.

americanthinker (2023-02-13). Chinese Intellectual Property Theft is Nothing New. americanthinker.com It’s infinitely more sophisticated now, but Chinese researchers have long viewed our property as their property.

americanthinker (2023-02-13). Politicization of Medicine Is Merely a Symptom of Our Culture's Disease. americanthinker.com The deeper and more perilous cultural decay, if left untreated, could be life-threatening to our republic.

americanthinker (2023-02-13). So many people recently ‘died suddenly’ — What’s going on? americanthinker.com Where are the 3-letter health agencies? Why haven’t the FDA, NIH, or CDC offered their own data to refute this alleged increase in sudden deaths?>

americanthinker (2023-02-13). The GOP will win by making voting harder for everyone. americanthinker.com Here’s hoping the new House crop of firebrands can blow some smoke down the Democrat chimney and suffocate their efforts to steal the next election…

americanthinker (2023-02-13). Actor Idris Elba suffers backlash for rejecting 'black actor' label. americanthinker.com An actor wants to be known for his acting excellence, not his group identity, and sure enough, he gets the leftist wokester pile-on.

americanthinker (2023-02-13). Democrats will try everything except what works. americanthinker.com New York voters, who repeatedly vote for the very Democrats who are ruining their state, continue to do so when they arrive in Florida, Texas, and Georgia.

americanthinker (2023-02-13). Hey School Superintendent — do you know where your kids are? americanthinker.com Schoolteachers getting pink slips — a new aspect to “go woke, go broke.”

americanthinker (2023-02-13). KJP’s latest train wreck: Can’t explain NORAD and calls our cold neighbor to the north ‘Canadia’. americanthinker.com Maybe, just maybe, she is put out in front of the public to normalize the sort of incoherence we get from her boss on a regular basis.

americanthinker (2023-02-13). Mitch McConnell has worse unfavorability rating than George Santos. americanthinker.com Santos holds an 11% less negativity rating than the leader of the GOP Senate.

americanthinker (2023-02-13). Our corrupt bureaucracy and complicit media sure have their priorities screwed up. americanthinker.com They target parents. They target Catholics. They target people who are pro-life, they target tea party members, and they target anyone surrounding Trump.

americanthinker (2023-02-13). Super Bowl ad causes creator of The Daily Show to lose it talking about Greg Gutfeld's late night triumph. americanthinker.com You can tell that the progs who have monopolized late night comedy are scared out of their wits by the triumph of Gutfeld!

americanthinker (2023-02-13). Taking the conservative fight to the culture: ‘You can’t have it both ways.’. americanthinker.com A brave restaurateur’s strong words for people who claim conservative values but still watched the Super Bowl.

americanthinker (2023-02-13). The needle and the damage done. americanthinker.com COVID vaccinations seem to be making the patients more vulnerable to catching COVID than they would be otherwise.

americanthinker (2023-02-13). The problem with ranked-choice voting. americanthinker.com Ranked choice voting is the answer to a question only a bureaucrat would even think to ask.

americanthinker (2023-02-13). Why Biden infringes on the right to bear arms. americanthinker.com The Left dictates Biden’s gun policy agenda.

Angela (2023-02-13). Saturday 2/11: Free virtual screening of the documentary film “A Handful of Earth” indybay.org Zoom (Registration link is below)…

Anonymous (2023-02-13). Oakland Police Vehicle Becomes Target for Arsonists. indybay.org Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor Sabotaged in Downtown Oakland…

____ (2023-02-13). Apocalypse: The End of the Current Humanoid Civilisation on Earth—Armageddon Guaranteed. transcend.org The Doomsday Clock as a universal symbol that represents the likelihood of human-made global catastrophes, in the opinion of the members of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, resulting in Armageddon and the final, mortal destination of humanoids.

____ (2023-02-13). Food Industry Exposes Five Billion People to Toxic Chemicals That Kill. transcend.org 10 Feb 2023 – The food industry continues to intensively use toxic chemicals in their products, some of them provoking heart diseases and death. Trans fat is just one of them, adding to contaminating fertilisers, pesticides, microplastics and a long etcetera.

____ (2023-02-13). How the USA Took Out the Nord Stream Pipeline. transcend.org 8 Feb 2022 – The New York Times called it a “mystery,” but the United States executed a covert sea operation that was kept secret—until now.

____ (2023-02-13). Reasons (Other than Age) That Joe Biden Should Not Run again for President. transcend.org Three factors seem far more important than ageism: the advantages of an open fight for the nomination, Biden’s deficit of charisma, and, most important, this President’s uncritical commitment to a bellicose, imperialist foreign policy.

____ (2023-02-13). Rising Strong: Brené Brown on the Physics of Vulnerability and What Resilient People Have in Common. transcend.org “If we are brave enough often enough, we will fall; this is the physics of vulnerability.”

____ (2023-02-13). Royal Commission of Inquiry: Investigating War Crimes in the Hawaiian Islands. transcend.org 30 Jan 2023 – The RCI was established by Proclamation of the Hawaiian Kingdom Council of Regency in 2019, yet there has been no coverage in either the mainstream or alternative media. Most people are not aware that the Hawaiian Islands have been under a prolonged and illegal occupation by the USA since 17 Jan 1893.

____ (2023-02-13). Some Similarities in Languages. transcend.org India and France do not now have any commonalities in politics, cuisine or social behaviour, but in language one occasionally finds strange relationships.

____ (2023-02-13). The FBI Paid a Violent Felon to Infiltrate Denver’s Racial Justice Movement. transcend.org 7 Feb 2023 – Mickey Windecker encouraged violence, accused activist leaders of being police cooperators, and tried to draw demonstrators into elaborate stings.

____ (2023-02-13). The Use of Child Soldiers: Children of Conflict. transcend.org 12 Feb is the UN sponsored International Day Against the Use of Child Soldiers. Forced to learn to kill instead of pursuing education, they lack the knowledge and skills needed to build their futures and of their communities. For a society, the lives destroyed could have a devastating effect on long-term stability and development.

____ (2023-02-13). The Warrior (1 and 2): Yodhajiva Sutta. transcend.org “Monks, there are these five types of warriors who can be found existing in the world. Which five?>

____ (2023-02-13). There Are No Permanent Allies, Only Permanent Power. transcend.org 10 Feb 2023 – If we do not build left-right coalitions on issues such as militarism, health care, a living wage and union organizing, we will be impotent in the face of corporate power and the war machine.

____ (2023-02-13). TRANSCEND Members February Birthdays. transcend.org We at TRANSCEND Media Service wish our distinguished members a HAPPY BIRTHDAY with many returns. We take this opportunity to thank them for all their contributions to the world and to TMS. Bless your lives! | * Richard E. Rubenstein 24 Feb 1938 –> 85 years…

Ben Bartee (2023-02-13). Mind Control: WEF Technocrats Openly Plot to Observe and Track Human Thoughts with Implants. globalresearch.ca

Brave, Free Santa Cruz (2023-02-13). Tuesday 2/14: Vandana Shiva & Russell Brand – Video. indybay.org Resource Center for Nonviolence | 612 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 9 60…

Brenda Norrell (2023-02-13). Federal Judge Approves Lithium Mine on Paiute Massacre Site and Thacker Pass. indybay.org

Brian Giesbrecht (2023-02-13). Justin Trudeau Wants to “Disappear Unacceptable Views”: Free Speech Won’t Live Long After Bill C-11 Passes. globalresearch.ca

Brian Shilhavy (2023-02-13). CDC Director Blames “Misinformation” for Reduced Vaccination Rates of Kindergartners. globalresearch.ca

Cassie King press release (2023-02-13). Cal Students Hold Valentine's Day-Themed Protest Against University Sourcing from Factory Farms. indybay.org Cal Dining continues to buy from Tyson Foods, a company students say is abusing workers, animals, and the planet. Protestors hold heart-shaped signs outside of Golden Bear Cafe while calling on UC Berkeley to “break up with” worker abuse, pollution, and animal cruelty.

Craig Louis Stehr (2023-02-13). Trying to Reach Postmodern America…Are You There? indybay.org Not rotting in the quagmire of samsara!

Craig Murray (2023-02-13). Sy Hersh and the Way We Live Now. “The Propaganda Apparatus that Manipulates and Controls our Society” globalresearch.ca

Dan Bacher (2023-02-13). California Tribes, E.J. group file comments on voluntary water agreements with the State Water Board. indybay.org “As long as the state upholds historic water rights, that we all know to be racist and unfair, we will continue to have first- and second-class California communities,” said Dillon Delvo, Executive Director, Little Manila.

Dan Bacher (2023-02-13). Rep. Josh Harder Reintroduces the Stop the Delta Tunnel Act in Congress. indybay.org Critics and independent scientists say the tunnel would have a devastating impact on family farms in San Joaquin, Sacramento and other Delta counties, as well as on imperiled fish populations and the ecology of the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary.

Dave DeCamp (2023-02-13). AFRICOM Claims 12 al-Shabaab Killed in Latest US Airstrike in Somalia. news.antiwar.com US Africa Command (AFRICOM) said Sunday that it launched an airstrike against al-Shabaab in Somalia on February 10, the first known US airstrike in the country this month. The command claimed the strike killed 12 al-Shabaab fighters and said it “assessed” no civilians were harmed due to the remote location. But the Pentagon is notorious …

Diana Darke (2023-02-13). This Earthquake Strikes at the Birthplace of Civilisation. globalresearch.ca

Dr. Chandra Muzaffar (2023-02-13). Lift Sanctions Against Syria to Lessen Sufferings of the People Caused by the Earthquake. globalresearch.ca

Dr. Emanuel Garcia (2023-02-13). The Writing on the Wall. “Genocide in The Making”. Resistance to “Governmental Lawlessness Worldwide” globalresearch.ca

Dr. Mark Trozzi (2023-02-13). Just Released: WHO Pandemic Treaty Zero Draft. globalresearch.ca

Dr. William Makis (2023-02-13). Excess Deaths in Alberta Surge Past 10,000 — Evidence of Government Cover-up. globalresearch.ca

____ (2023-02-13). Philippine activists slam planned Philippines, Japan, U.S. security pact. ecns.cn An organization fighting for justice for Philippine sexual slavery victims of the Japanese army during World War ll said on Monday that it “staunchly opposes” the planned security pact among the Philippines, Japan and the United States.

____ (2023-02-13). National immigration body honors 15 dogs. ecns.cn Fifteen police dogs were awarded by the National Immigration Administration as the first batch of merit dogs and their trainers were given citation for merit class III, Xinhua reported.

____ (2023-02-13). U.S. easing sanctions on quake-hit Syria proof of indifference to humanitarian needs. ecns.cn After the tragic loss of at least 3,500 lives in quake-hit Syria, the United States, bowing to international pressure, announced a temporary easing of sanctions on the war-torn country.

____ (2023-02-13). Chinese gamer claims title of IEM Katowice 2023 Grand Final. ecns.cn Chinese gamer Li Peinan (Oliveira) won the championship at StarCraft II of the IEM (Intel Extreme Masters) Katowice 2023 in Poland on Monday.

____ (2023-02-13). Veterinary experts to head for U.S. to probe panda’s death. ecns.cn A team of Chinese veterinary experts will go to the United States this month to investigate the death of 25-year-old giant panda Le Le at the Memphis Zoo in Tennessee.

____ (2023-02-13). HKSAR team to make every effort to conduct search, rescue operations in Türkiye: John Lee. ecns.cn John Lee on Sunday said he appreciated the HKSAR rescue team for assisting search and rescue operations in the quake-stricken areas in Türkiye, during which three survivors have been rescued.

____ (2023-02-13). WHO chief visits quake-hit northern Syria with aid. ecns.cn WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus visited the quake-hit Aleppo city in northern Syria on Saturday, raising hope for more emergency aid to reach Syria in the coming days.

____ (2023-02-13). BeiDou technology accelerates integration into diverse fields. ecns.cn Thanks to the introduction of a personnel protection system supported by the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) ahead of the Spring Festival this year, Zhao’s concerns have been put to rest.

____ (2023-02-13). Tribute held on mainland for monk. ecns.cn The Chinese mainland held a tribute for Hsing Yun, founder of the Fo Guang Shan Monastery in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, who was committed to promoting peace and reunification across the Taiwan Straits.

____ (2023-02-13). Chinese team rescues 4th survivor in quake-hit Türkiye. ecns.cn A survivor was pulled out Friday afternoon from collapsed buildings by Chinese and local rescuers, making the fourth survivor that the Chinese team helped rescue.

____ (2023-02-13). Students in Beijing return to campus as new semester starts. ecns.cn More than 1.6 million primary and middle school students in Beijing returned to school for the new semester on Monday.

____ (2023-02-13). Ulanhada volcano cluster covered by snow in Inner Mongolia. ecns.cn Known as a living museum of natural volcanoes and lava landforms, the Ulanhada volcano group is composed of more 20 volcanoes.

Fight Back (2023-02-13). Hastings school district leaders hide as striking food service workers stand firm. fightbacknews.org Hastings MN – Energy was high on the fourth day, February 10, of the Hastings Public Schools food service worker strike. SEIU Local 284 members remain strong as management refuses to bargain. Striking workers, fellow unionists and community allies converged at Kennedy Elementary School for an end of the day unity picket and rally. Including the 35 striking workers, the picket line swelled with the support of dozens of family members, building staff and educators, as well as rank-and-file unionists from the area including letter carriers, University of Minnesota workers, Teamsters, other SEIU locals and community…

Fight Back (2023-02-13). New York speaks out for Tyre Nichols and Manny Paez. fightbacknews.org New York, NY – The New York Community Action Project held a speakout on Saturday, February 11, at Herbert Von King Park in the Bed-Stuy neighborhood of Brooklyn. The speakout was to mark the police murders of Tyre Nichols and Manny Paez. Nichols was murdered in Memphis during a traffic stop, while Paez was killed by police while defending the land in Atlanta from the development of a police facility known as “Cop City.” | | Speakers addressed both deaths, as well as local New York police crime cases, and the need for community control of the police to better hold the police accountable for killing people.

Gideon Polya (2023-02-13). Australia Must Quit AUKUS & War Links with US & UK. globalresearch.ca

Glen Greenwald (2023-02-13). TwitterFiles Accountability: Former Twitter Execs Face Congress. globalresearch.ca

ILWU Local 10 (2023-02-13). Thursday 2/16: Free CWA NABET Journalist & Political Prisoner Mumia: An Injury To One Is An Injury To All. indybay.org ILWU Local 10 | 400 NorthPoint St | San Francisco, CA | March to Harry Bridges Plaza next to Ferry Building…

International Kadampa Retreat Center, GC (2023-02-13). Sunday 2/26: Advice for a Happy Life. indybay.org 6701 East Mountain Ranch Road, Williams, AZ 86046…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2023-02-13). Mexico & Cuba to Organize Summit of Progressive Countries. libya360.wordpress.com Mexico’s Foreign Minister, Marcelo Ebrard, has confirmed that President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has agreed to convene a summit of progressive Latin American countries, together with Cuban president Miguel Diaz Canel. “President López Obrador suggested that communication and contact be established, and work be done to be able to meet the presidents of the progressive…

isabella (2023-02-13). New Yorkers Care About Care. The State Budget Should, Too. inequality.org

JANET (2023-02-13). Margaret Kimberley on NEW 2nd Edition of SANCTIONS Book. iacenter.org “What are thought of as mere limits on financial transactions are a form of warfare which kill as surely as bombs and bullets. Sanctions are war crimes, violating prohibitions against the targeting of civilian populations. This book SANCTIONS — A Wrecking Ball in a Global Economy is vital to understanding how the United States and its allies create suffering around the world.” —Margaret Kimberley, Executive Editor of Black Agenda Report Order 2nd Edition, just released SANCTIONS — A Wrecking Ball in a Global Economy: iacenter.org/sanctions-book Podcast — Interview by Margaret Kimbe…

Joachim Hagopian (2023-02-13). The Global Tide Is Turning: Justice Sought in Two Legal Cases Against Pfizer and Swiss President. globalresearch.ca

John Mullen (2023-02-13). France: In the movement to defend pensions, will Macron be beaten? greenleft.org.au Demonstrations in more than 260 towns took place across France on February 11, the fourth day of action to defend pensions, as the Pensions Bill began its four-week debate in the National Assembly, reports John Mullen.

John Rachel (2023-02-13). An Objective Look at U.S. Foreign Policy. dissidentvoice.org Events continue to unfold at a quickening pace. Facing an alarming escalation in tensions around the world, we asked Matthew Hoh for his current thoughts. We focus on the realities of the international power struggle unfolding in real time, specifically addressing the role of the U.S. in the tensions and its capacity to reduce them. …

Juan Cole (2023-02-13). Is Turkey’s Prosecution of Shady Builders after 12,141 Structures Collapse in Earthquake a Model for going after Big Oil for Climate Disasters? juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) The Turkish government has issued 100 arrest warrants for building contractors suspected of erecting structures that did not meet building code standards in the 10 provinces most affected by last week’s massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake, which has left at least 32,000 dead and perhaps twice that. Some of the contractors …

Junaid S. Ahmad (2023-02-13). Revelations Confirm US-backed Pakistan Military Regime Change Against Imran Khan. globalresearch.ca

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2023-02-13). Reparations United 2023 Unity Tour – Sacramento – The Mission, the Mandate, the Method. indybay.org Laying the Foundation For Local Reparations: A Guide for Providing National Symmetry for Local Reparation Efforts by Kamm Howard…

Kurt Nimmo (2023-02-13). Attack of the Weather Balloons! The Yukon Cylindrical “Suspected Chinese Ballon” globalresearch.ca

Kurt Nimmo (2023-02-13). Germany Prepares for Conscription and the Final War. globalresearch.ca

Labor Video Project (2023-02-13). Elon We Won't Back Down Unveiling At Tesla-Send Musk On Autopilot To Mars. indybay.org

Labor Video Project (2023-02-13). Put The Bird DOWN Elon At Twitter! Launch Musk On Autopilot To Mars NOW! indybay.org Artists, poets and labor activists rallied in front of Twitter to demand that Elon Musk be sent to Mars on autopilot. They also spoke out against the illegal layoffs at Twitter and the violations of health and safety along with racist working conditions at Tesla which is called the plantation by Tesla workers.

Mac Slavo (2023-02-13). Canada: The U.S. Shot Down a UFO Over the Yukon. globalresearch.ca

Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center (2023-02-13). Saturday 3/4: Gee's Bend Quilters on Barbara Lee and Elihu Harris Lecture Series. indybay.org Oakland Marriott Hotel | 1001 Broadway | Oakland, CA 94607…

Michael Kane (2023-02-13). Fingerprints of Unvaccinated New York City Teachers Flagged to FBI. globalresearch.ca

Mike Whitney (2023-02-13). Nord Stream: What Hersh Got Wrong. globalresearch.ca

Nayvin Gordon, M.D. (2023-02-13). Police Terror — Racist Arrow Tip Launched Against All Workers. indybay.org Police and propaganda, corporate mass media control of the public mind…

No to Israeli Dictatorship (2023-02-13). Demo Demands on Crissy Field. indybay.org The Golden Gate Bridge at their back, demonstrators on San Francisco’s Crissy Field posed for photos as wind blew around banners, flags and signs reading “No to Israeli Dictatorship” and calling the current leadership corrupt.

North Shore Counter-Info (2023-02-13). Ottawa: The “Battle” of Billings Bridge. itsgoingdown.org

Orinoco Tribune 2 (2023-02-13). With Frequent Power Cuts, Winters in Gaza Can Be Deadly. orinocotribune.com By Tareq S. Hajjaj Feb 9, 2023 | During Gaza’s cold winter months, the absence of sufficient electricity drives families desperate for warmth to use hazardous fuel sources to heat their homes. The results can often be deadly. | It is 11: 00 p.m. on a cold and dry evening east of Gaza City. The inside of Hani Saleh’s home smells of soot — the remains of an entire night’s burning of wood and coal in the same room to keep warm. The house is still cold. | The resulting moisture leaves large splotches on the white paint of the walls. When it dries out, the paint peels off. The family of eight crams into a single…

Peoples Dispatch (2023-02-13). Barcelona City Decides to Cut All Official Ties with Israel Over Its Systemic Violations of Palestinian Rights. globalresearch.ca

reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras (2023-02-13). México_Gustavo Esteva: Homenaje a Catherine Walsh. indybay.org

Renee Parsons (2023-02-13). US Congress Opposed Nord Stream 2, in Favor of LNG. globalresearch.ca

repost (2023-02-13). Why The Rage Against The War Machine Rally Is #AntiWarSoWhite. indybay.org I’m looking at this Rage Against The War Machine rally that is being organized by the Libertarian Party and I am genuinely confused about how folks on the left are involved in this at all.

Revolution Books (2023-02-13). Saturday 2/11: Giant Used Book Sale Part 2, Support Revcoms $100K Fund Drive. indybay.org 2444 Durant Avenue Berkeley…

rqorinoco (2023-02-13). Palestine Is My Cause: Arabs Reaffirm Support for Palestinians, Rejection of the Occupation. orinocotribune.com

rqorinoco (2023-02-13). The War of Terror of a Rogue Superpower: Cui Bono? orinocotribune.com By Pepe Escobar | When it comes to the Global South, what the Hersh report imprints is Rogue Superpower, in giant blood red letters, as state sponsor of terrorism. | Everyone with a brain already knew the Empire did it. Now Arguably the most incandescent nugget in Hersh’s narrati…

Ryan Cristián (2023-02-13). The Ohio Disaster Cover Up, CDC Always Knew mRNA Entered The Blood & The Year Psyops Went Mainstream. 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 (2/13/23). 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

Sarah Anderson (2023-02-13). Thanks to Bezos, Musk, and Putin, ‘Gaslighting’ and ‘Oligarchy’ Rank as Top Words of the Year. inequality.org

Shawn Fremstad (2023-02-13). Inflation Preview: What to Look for in January’s CPI Release. cepr.net The monthly Consumer Price Index (CPI) is scheduled for release by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Tuesday, February 14th at 8: 30 AM Eastern Time. We had been seeing good news on inflation in the CPI over the last six months with inflation in the core slowing to a 4.5 percent annual rate, while the …

Staff (2023-02-13). Federal Bureau of Intimidation vs. International Solidarity: Interview with Omali Yeshitela (APSP) and Joe Iosbaker (FRSO). orinocotribune.com Caracas, February 13, 2023 ( On July 29, 2022, the FBI raided Yeshitela’s residence in St. Louis, Missouri, where he was living with his wife and APSP Deputy Chair Ona Zené Yeshitela. Yeshitela described his chest being littered with “red dots o…

Staff (2023-02-13). Second Round of Peace Talks: ELN Delegation Already in Mexico. orinocotribune.com

Strike Debt Bay Area (2023-02-13). Saturday 3/18: Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group: Debt, by David Graeber. indybay.org Email strike.debt.bay.area@gmail.com a few days beforehand for the online invite.

Stuart Rees (2023-02-13). Lessons in solidarity from the Turkey and Syria earthquake disasters. greenleft.org.au The terrible earthquake disaster in Turkey and Syria should make us ponder the meaning of community and nation as well as security and sovereignty, writes Stuart Rees.

Sue Bull (2023-02-13). School began as teachers had predicted — in crisis. greenleft.org.au Funding to the public school system has been on the decline for years. No wonder older, experienced teachers are so angry, writes Sue Bull.

UAWD (2023-02-13). Saturday 2/11: 1936-37 UAW Flint Sit-Down Strike: Learning From Our Stolen History. indybay.org REGISTER HERE: Zoom link | us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZctdOu… | VIEW OUR INTERVIEW – “WHY IT’S RELEVANT TODAY” – HERE: | youtu.be/d5IbrK-E398 | SEE THE EVENT PAGE:…

Veterans for Peace Chapter 11, Santa Cruz (2023-02-13). Monday 2/13: David Rovics – “Songs of Social Significance” Healer Trio & Russell Brutsche. indybay.org Resource Center for Nonviolence | 612 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 9 60…

Volker Schuhmacher, Roland Rottenfusser (2023-02-13). The brainwashing plant and Against forgetting. indybay.org Klaus Schwab created a suitable stage for his ideology in the WEF. Wikipedia quotes Forbes magazine, “According to Forbes magazine, the WEF’s Great Reset agenda is ‘another example of how rich, powerful elites assuage their consciences with phony efforts to help the masses, making themselves even richer and more powerful in the process'” (15).

WSWS (2023-02-13). With Minnesota Opera management demanding massive cuts, orchestra musicians authorize strike. wsws.org Minnesota Opera Orchestra musicians voted overwhelmingly to strike after working six months without a contract.

WSWS (2023-02-13). UK courts/energy companies told to stop the forced installation of energy pre-payment meters after popular outrage. wsws.org Generally targeting the poorest, this has been a mechanism for energy companies to retrieve outstanding debt while still taking payment for ongoing use of gas and electricity.

WSWS (2023-02-13). RMT union stifling opposition to train companies and Network Rail final offers. wsws.org Sections of the right-wing media have made a bogeyman of RMT leader Mick Lynch, but as the Telegraph newspaper is forced to acknowledge sentiment is well to his left among rail workers.

WSWS (2023-02-13). Hold those responsible for the earthquake disaster to account! Oppose the anti-Syrian campaign and police crackdown in Turkey! wsws.org As the earthquake disaster, whose devastating consequences could have been prevented, causes tens of thousands of deaths, a campaign is unfolding in Turkey to hide the real culprits and deflect growing public anger.

WSWS (2023-02-13). The history and science behind airborne infections and the use of ultraviolet irradiation for disinfecting indoor air. wsws.org Dr. Nardell continues his discussion of the benefits and potential challenges to the use of ultraviolet irradiation…

WSWS (2023-02-13). Wage negotiations break down at Deutsche Post. wsws.org Following the collapse of contract bargaining, 160,000 postal workers in Germany are being balloted for strike action.

WSWS (2023-02-13). This week in history: February 13-19. wsws.org This column profiles important historical events which took place during this week, 25 years ago, years ago, 75 years ago and 100 years ago.

WSWS (2023-02-13). As death toll rises past 35,000, earthquake in Turkey and Syria now one of the greatest disasters in the 21st century. wsws.org The catastrophe in Turkey and Syria implicates the regional governments but, above all, the US and other imperialist powers, which have devastated the entire region in pursuit of global domination.

WSWS (2023-02-13). CSX’s granting of paid sick leave: A PR stunt to distract from railroads’ continuing attacks on workers. wsws.org The CSX plan amounts to throwing table scraps to a small fraction of the workforce which does nothing to reverse deteriorating working conditions.

WSWS (2023-02-13). Sri Lankan workers require a socialist strategy to fight Wickremesinghe’s class-war policies. wsws.org Wickremesinghe justified already-imposed IMF demands, declared that there would be no reduction in the new pay-as-you-earn taxes, and outlined future attacks.

WSWS (2023-02-13). The 1619 Project documentary series takes aim at the working class. wsws.org The documentary aired on Hulu doubles down on the 1619 Project’s racialist falsification of history and contemporary politics and culture.

WSWS (2023-02-13). The 1619 Project, streaming on Hulu, expands its racialist falsification of history, politics and culture. wsws.org Once again, it is asserted that all present social problems are the outcome of slavery. This theory imparts to the series its frenetic, almost dizzying and essentially incoherent quality.

WSWS (2023-02-13). Australian Greens split over indigenous “Voice” to parliament. wsws.org Neither faction of the Greens represents the interests of working people. Both promote racial identity politics, which serve to divide the working class and cultivate a privileged Aboriginal elite.

Staff (2023-02-13). Zionists out of the University! Demonstrators in Madrid confront Israeli ambassador, armed security, official complicity and police repression. samidoun.net On Wednesday, 8 February, students and activists for justice in Palestine gathered at the Complutense University of Madrid to protest the appearance of the Israeli ambassador to Spain, Rodica Radian-Gordon, at an event organized to “commemorate” the notorious Oslo Accords aiming toward the liquidation of the Palestinian cause. Student organizations and activists for justice in …

teleSUR, JCM (2023-02-13). Liberan a 39 manifestantes detenidos en Apurímac, Perú. telesurtv.net La liberación de los manifestantes se produjo al mismo tiempo que un policía retenido por la comunidad indígena fue…

teleSUR, JGN (2023-02-13). Policía peruana reprime protestas contra presidenta Boluarte. telesurtv.net Fuerzas policiales reprimieron una protesta que se desarrollaba de manera pacífica en el centro de Lima, con un saldo inicial de dos personas heridas.

Staff (2023-02-13). Elier Miranda, nuevo campeón cubano de ajedrez. cubadebate.cu El villaclareño Elier Miranda se convirtió en el nuevo rey cubano, luego de imponerse en el Campeonato Nacional Masculino de Ajedrez de Holguín 2023, que hoy completó las 11 rondas programadas. Elier sumó ocho puntos después de cerrar su travesía hacia el trono con triunfo sobre el habanero Omar Almeida en 59 jugadas de una defensa Pirc.

____ (2023-02-13). (Português) A Ética de um Capitalismo Selvagem: A Corrupàßà£o das Americanas. transcend.org 10 fev 2023 – No Brasil, os cristà£os sà£o apenas cristà£os culturais que nà£o aprenderam nada do Jesus histórico que estava sempre do lado da vida, do pobre, do cego, do coxo e do desprezado. Por isso há tanta desigualdade social, das maiores do mundo. Porque falta sensibilidade, solidariedade, sentido humano.

Eduardo Aliverti (2023-02-13). Argentina El renovado dilema del Frente de Todos. globalizacion.ca Con el único sentido de la especulación electoral, podría decirse que el oficialismo debiera estar viviendo un momento no precisamente de dicha; pero sí, de perspectivas algo mejoradas. No se trata de la coyuntura económica, desde ya, aunque las cifras…

Javier Tolcachier (2023-02-13). Ante el aumento del belicismo, no caben la espera ni el desaliento. globalizacion.ca A fin de desplazar la influencia de aquellas fuerzas prehistóricas que dificultan el surgimiento del mundo del futuro, es preciso ir todavía más allá y abrazar la no violencia como actitud de vida cotidiana y permanente. | Mientras el mundo parece…

Marco I. Dávila C. (2023-02-13). Estados Unidos: El conservadurismo tiene que dejarse de payasadas y ayudar a arreglar el tema de la inmigración. globalizacion.ca Aceptando sin conceder que al tema de la inmigración se le puede considerar una “crisis”, entonces, podemos preguntarnos por qué no se trata al tema como tal. Si bien una “crisis” requiere de acciones inmediatas encaminadas a soluciones verdaderas, øpor…

Staff (2023-02-13). El capitalismo extremo invade las 'bigtechs', que afrontan una segunda oleada de despidos masivos. cubadebate.cu El libre mercado sin escrúpulos hace mella el modelo de negocio de las grandes tecnológicas que han expulsado a cientos de miles de trabajadores. En la cuna del idealismo tecnológico, Silicon Valley, algunos de sus fetiches, como Elon Musk, se arrojan a las redes de la extrema derecha.

Staff (2023-02-13). Julio Travieso Serrano: “La literatura es una manera de comunicarme con mis semejantes” (+ Fotos y Video). cubadebate.cu Los escritores, en su mayoría, son personas calladas. Intentan pasar desapercibidos en el vaivén de la vida y en ese andar, miran más allá de lo que se ve a simple vista, buscan lo diferente, historias que vale la pena contar o elementos que pueden ser puntos de partida para inventarse un universo nuevo. Un escritor es un poco mago, un poco brujo, un poco genio. Así es Julio Travieso Serrano.

Staff (2023-02-13). øQué hay detrás de la fábula de que la cigàºeña trae a los bebés al mundo? cubadebate.cu El de la cigàºeña es uno de los más presentes. Películas, dibujos animados, trajetas y libros ilustrados muestran a esas elegantes aves de patas largas trayéndole bebés recién nacidos a sus padres. øDe dónde habrán salido esas fábulas?

Staff (2023-02-13). Descargue el libro “Tristana”, de Benito Pérez Galdós (+ PDF). cubadebate.cu En el marco de la XXXI Feria Internacional del Libro de La Habana, Cubadebate comparte con sus lectores una selección de libros digitales, parte de los clásicos de la literatura universal o de los mejores ejemplares que la fiesta de la literatura en el país pone a disposición de sus lectores. Hoy proponemos “Tristana” de Benito Pérez Galdós.

Staff (2023-02-13). Captan una enorme grieta desde el espacio tras terremoto en Turquía. cubadebate.cu En la fotografía se aprecia cómo lucía la zona antes y después de los devastadores sismos. Según la agencia espacial rusa, la primera imagen fue obtenida por el satélite Resurs-P el 12 de julio de 2021, mientras que la otra fue captada este jueves por el satélite Kanopus-V.

Staff (2023-02-13). Buena Fe: “Las más viejas” cubadebate.cu “Las más viejas” Es el segundo sencillo con el que Buena Fe inaugura el lanzamiento disco Morada, luego del éxito que está constituyendo el primer sencillo “Café”, publicado en noviembre del 2022. Con este nuevo video clip, Buena Fe, pretende hacer un homenaje a los grandes compositores de la música cubana y ponderar esa labor. Cubadebate comparte el videoclip con sus lectores…

Staff (2023-02-13). øCine en la Feria del Libro? cubadebate.cu La XXXI la Feria Internacional del Libro de La Habana, que se celebra desde el pasado 9 de febrero y se extenderá hasta el próximo domingo 19, tiene como país invitado de honor a Colombia. Este país ha traído una muestra de cine que aborda desde momentos trascendentales de su historia, hasta dramas y cintas animadas de crítica social.

Staff (2023-02-13). Conozca la programación de FILH 2023 este lunes 13 de febrero. cubadebate.cu El pasado jueves se inauguró la XXXI Feria Internacional del Libro de La Habana, el evento cultural de mayor masividad de los que se realizan en el país. Cubadebate comparte con sus lectores la programación correspondiente al lunes 13 de febrero en sus principales sedes. Aproveche la oportunidad y disfrute de esta fiesta del libro y la literatura.

Staff (2023-02-13). El tiempo: Madrugada fría y algunas lluvias en costa norte oriental. cubadebate.cu Amanecerá nublado en la costa norte central y con algunas lluvias, las que en la tarde se trasladarán hasta el norte oriental y se extenderán a la noche. En el resto del país amanecerá con poca nubosidad y estará parcialmente nublado, sólo en algunas localidades durante la tarde, después será poca la nubosidad hasta la noche y con escasas lluvias.

Staff (2023-02-13). Gobierno de Colombia y el ELN reanudan en México conversaciones de paz. cubadebate.cu Con perspectivas de llegar a acuerdos trascedentes que eliminen el conflicto armado en Colombia, comenzó este lunes en Ciudad de México el segundo ciclo de conversaciones entre el Gobierno de Gustavo Petro y el ELN. Los jefes negociadores expresaron su voluntad de llegar a acuerdos que contribuyan a la construcción de una nueva vida pacífica.

Staff (2023-02-13). Los Chiefs son los campeones del Super Bowl por tercera vez. cubadebate.cu Este domingo consumaron su tercer título en la historia, el segundo en los últimos tres años. Una patada de gol de campo de 27 yardas de Harrison Butker, a falta de 10 segundos, destrabó el empate y concretó el ansiado Supertazón para Kansas, que se impuso 38-35 a los àÅguilas de Filadelfia, en un abarrotado State Farm Stadium.

Staff (2023-02-13). Los ganadores de los Premios Goya 2023: “As Bestas” gana nueve estatuillas. cubadebate.cu As Bestas, de Rodrigo Sorogoyen, se ha proclamado la gran triunfadora de los Premios Goya 2023 al lograr nueve premios, incluidos el de Mejor Película, Mejor Dirección y Mejor Guion Original. La otra gran vencedora de la noche fue Modelo 77, que sumó cinco premios, además de Argentina, 1985, que recibió el Goya a Mejor Película Iberoamericana.

Staff (2023-02-13). Miles de españoles salen a las calles para defender la sanidad pública. cubadebate.cu Miles de ciudadanos de todos los barrios y municipios de la Comunidad de Madrid (un millón según los organizadores y 250.000 según la Delegación del Gobierno) han salido este domingo a las calles de la capital para defender la sanidad pública. Más de 70 asociaciones de vecinos y vecinas madrileñas han logrado movilizar la que podría ser la manifestación más numerosa.

Staff (2023-02-13). Reportan explosión en hotel Caribbean de La Habana. cubadebate.cu Una explosión ocurrió este lunes en la mañana en el hotel Caribbean, ubicado en Prado y Colón, en La Habana. Hasta el momento se reporta un lesionado, que ya recibe atención en el hospital Calixto García. La explosión ocurrió en una habitación fuera de orden ubicada en el quinto piso del edificio, donde no habían clientes y se trabajaba en la decoración y ambientación, precisó Carlos Manuel Cabanes, director de la sucursal Islazul Habana.

teleSUR, JCM (2023-02-13). Fiscalía de Ecuador denuncia intromisión del Estado. telesurtv.net La Fiscalía solicitó al Ministerio del Interior que deje sin efecto los cambios del personal policial de investigación que labora en esa entidad.

teleSUR, JCM (2023-02-13). Chipre elige a Nikos Christodoulides como su nuevo presidente. telesurtv.net La participación electoral a las 15H00 horas locales era del 55 %, un 0,6 % menos que la votación de la semana pasada.

teleSUR, JDO (2023-02-13). Presidente de Israel pide a Netanyahu retrasar reforma judicial. telesurtv.net Isaac Herzog asegura que implementar la reforma judicial sin un amplio consenso pone al país al borde de una confrontación.

teleSUR, JDO (2023-02-13). Soldados ocupantes asesinan a adolescente palestino en Cisjordania. telesurtv.net Qusai Radwan Waked tenía 14 años. Según medios locales, con él suman 47 los palestinos asesinados por soldados o colonos israelíes en lo que va de 2023.

teleSUR, JGN (2023-02-13). Gobierno de Colombia y ELN inician nueva mesa de paz en México. telesurtv.net En esta ocasión se tiene contemplado que las partes discutan sobre la participación de la sociedad en la construcción de la paz y un cese el fuego bilateral.

teleSUR, JGN (2023-02-13). Presidente ecuatoriano es convocado a comparecer por trama de corrupción. telesurtv.net La Asamblea Nacional informó que el cuñado del presidente Lasso, Daniel Carrera, fue invitado a comparecer ante la comisión, pero se negó a hacerlo.

teleSUR, JGN (2023-02-13). Emiten más de 110 órdenes de arresto por derrumbe de edificios durante sismos en Türkiye. twitter.com La policía, por su parte, dio a conocer que el sábado fueron detenidas al menos 14 personas, entre ellos varios constructores.

teleSUR, odr, JGN (2023-02-13). Curiosidades de la vida de Julio Cortázar en su obra Rayuela. telesurtv.net Escritor de cuentos, poesías, cartas, críticas, traducciones y más, fue la novela Rayuela una de las que más fama ganó.

____ (2023-02-13). (Castellano) Johan Galtung: Estudios de la Paz — Trascender los Conflictos. transcend.org 27 Enero 2023 – El maestro Galtung conversa con Eva Aladro y Joan Pedro sobre su vida y su obra dedicadas a los Estudios de la Paz.

Staff (2023-02-13). La protección integral de los derechos humanos, elemento esencial para la viabilidad del socialismo. cubadebate.cu No es posible el socialismo sin la democracia socialista y esta debe caracterizarse por la participación popular como su elemento funcional y por la protección y la salvaguarda de los derechos humanos.

____ (2023-02-13). (Italiano) Le incertezze crescenti della scienza. transcend.org 7 Febbraio 2023 – Nell’ambito della rassegna di ‘Biennale Tecnologia’ organizzata dal Politecnico di Torino a novembre del 2022 una nota studiosa americana, Naomi Oreskes, ha tenuto una lezione dal titolo “Perché fidarsi della scienza?”. Nella locandina di presentazione dell’evento si leggeva:…

Staff (2023-02-13). A solo días de las Champions contra el Bayern Múnich, Mbappé vuelve a entrenar con el PSG. cubadebate.cu Por fin una buena noticia para el Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), el estelar atacante Kylian Mbappé regresó este domingo al entrenamiento colectivo, a dos días de la ida en Champions contra el Bayern Múnich.

teleSUR, JDO (2023-02-13). Denuncian asesinato de líder campesino en Bajo Aguán, Honduras. telesurtv.net Santos Hipólito Rivas es el séptimo defensor campesino de la tierra y el agua asesinado en la zona durante 2023.

teleSUR, JCM (2023-02-13). Equipos de Venezuela, China y Japón rescatan a mujer en Türkiye. twitter.com Bajo duras condiciones climáticas, el equipo de rescate venezolano trabajó durante 12 horas para llegar al punto donde se encontraba la sobreviviente.

teleSUR- jaa, JCM (2023-02-13). China anuncia visita de presidente iraní, Ebrahim Raisi. telesurtv.net Según datos oficiales, la visita oficial del presidente Raisi se extenderá entre entre el 14 y el 16 de febrero.

Hedelberto López Blanch (2023-02-13). Integración Latinoamericana: si se mirara más al Sur. globalizacion.ca Si los países de América Latina miraran más hacia el Sur y no se pensara tanto en el Norte, la integración económica de la región redundaría en un mayor beneficio para sus habitantes. | Los intercambios comerciales se abaratarían entre sus…

Ramón A. Rodríguez Montero (2023-02-13). América Latina le da la espalda a Estados Unidos. telesurtv.net A pesar de las presiones de los Estados Unidos, los países de América Latina y el Caribe demuestran cada vez más sus deseos de cortar vínculos con Washington y, como naciones independientes, implementar sus propias políticas dirigidas a proteger los intereses nacionales en beneficio de la calidad de vida de sus ciudadanos.

Staff (2023-02-13). EEUU derriba otro objeto volador no identificado. cubadebate.cu El Ejército de Estados Unidos derribó este domingo un nuevo objeto volador no identificado, en esta ocasión mientras sobrevolaba el lago Hurón, en el norte del país, según adelantó el congresista Jack Bergman y confirmaron fuentes gubernamentales a las cadenas CNN y ABC. Se trata del tercer “objeto” neutralizado en los últimos tres días en Norteamérica.

Staff (2023-02-13). El amor por la matemática se puede construir: Para pensar en el día del amor y la amistad. cubadebate.cu Un acontecimiento como el día del Amor y la Amistad, no será pasado por alto en nuestra Columna Para Pensar, ni podrá ser pobre. Vamos a combinar la matemática con la creatividad sin números.

teleSUR, JCM (2023-02-13). Presidente cubano Miguel Díaz-Canel inicia visita a Belice. telesurtv.net Las relaciones bilaterales entre Cuba y Belice se oficializaron en 1995, aunque desde 1990 se estableció la cooperación en salud.

teleSUR, JCM (2023-02-13). ONU reconoce poca atención a afectados por terremotos en Siria. telesurtv.net ONU lanzará en los próximos días dos llamamientos de emergencia para Turquía y Siria con el fin de recabar apoyo internacional para la operación de ayuda humanitaria.

teleSUR, JCM (2023-02-13). Número de muertos por terremotos en Turquía y Siria suman 33.000. t.co El sismo de magnitud 7,8 dejó 29.605 muertos en el sur de Turquía, anunció este domingo el organismo público de gestión de catástrofes de ese país.

teleSUR, YSM (2023-02-13). Brigada médica cubana parte hacia Türkiye. twitter.com La brigada está conformada por 32 profesionales, de ellos 20 son médicos especialistas y 11 licenciados.

teleSUR, jaa, JDO (2023-02-13). Presidente de Colombia anuncia ampliación de vuelos a Venezuela. telesurtv.net Las nuevas operaciones de la aerolínea Satena en territorio venezolano empezarán el próximo 3 de marzo.

teleSUR, jaa, JDO (2023-02-13). Protestan en España en defensa del sistema público de salud. telesurtv.net Según medios locales, cerca de 2 .000 personas se congregaron para pedir más recursos para la atención de la salud pública.

teleSUR, jaa, JDO (2023-02-13). Movilizaciones en Venezuela celebran Día de la Juventud. telesurtv.net El presidente venezolano, Nicolás Maduro Moros, estuvo presente en las movilizaciones junto a otro altos dirigentes de la revolución bolivariana.

teleSUR, JCM (2023-02-13). Congreso buscará elegir a miembros de Corte Suprema en Honduras. telesurtv.net El Congreso Nacional de Honduras ha fallado en tres intentos para elegir a los 15 magistrado de la Corte Suprema de Justicia.

teleSUR, JDO (2023-02-13). Presidente cubano sostiene conversaciones con premier de Belice. telesurtv.net Examinan marcha de cooperación bilateral. Díaz-Canel agradece a parlamentarios beliceños por apoyo a Cuba frente a bloqueo de EE.UU.

teleSUR, JDO (2023-02-13). Presidente de México pide a EE.UU. levantar el bloqueo a Cuba. telesurtv.net López Obrador recibió este sábado al mandatario cubano, Miguel Díaz-Canel, a quien condecoró con la Orden Mexicana del Águila Azteca.

Staff (2023-02-13). Tasas vigentes en el mercado cambiario cubano para este 13 de febrero. cubadebate.cu Con el interés de mantener a sus lectores informados, Cubadebate comparte las tasas de cambio para diferentes divisas extranjeras vigentes este lunes 13 de febrero de 2023 en el mercado cambiario del país.

Staff (2023-02-13). UNE pronostica afectación de 182 MW durante el horario pico nocturno de este lunes. cubadebate.cu En el día de ayer se afectó el servicio por altas transferencia hacia la zona centro oriental desde las 18: 06 horas hasta las 19: 14 horas. La máxima afectación en el horario de la noche fue 76 MW a las 18: 40 horas, coincidiendo con la hora pico. Se mantienen las limitaciones en la generación térmica. En la generación distribuida, están indisponibles por avería 859 MW.

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