Daily Archives: February 16, 2023

2023-02-16: News Headlines

WSWS (2023-02-16). Hazardous materials expert speaks out as anger over intentional chemical release erupts at East Palestine, Ohio, town hall meeting. wsws.org Hundreds of residents packed a meeting Wednesday night to challenge the claims by officials that their families were safe after the burning of derailed tanker cars, which a hazardous materials expert called being "nuked by chemicals."

____ (2023-02-16). Experts concerned over 'extremely dangerous' chemical contamination after Ohio train derailment. ecns.cn U.S. experts have expressed grave concerns over the damage by fires and chemical contamination to people and the environment following a disastrous train derailment in the U.S. state of Ohio.

Ramzy Baroud (2023-02-16). Active 'Neutrality': Why Is Israel Struggling to Maintain a Coherent Position in Russia, Ukraine? mintpressnews.com The future will further reveal Tel Aviv's role in the Russian-Ukraine war. However, what is quite clear for now is that Israel is no longer a neutral party, even if Tel Aviv continues to repeat such claims.

Larry Johnson (2023-02-16). Why Are So Many in the West Lying About Ukraine's Casualties? sonar21.com I am fascinated by guys like Wes O'Donnell, who publish delusional nonsense without offering one piece of credible evidence. O'Donnell, who claims to have served in the U.S. Army and…

Caitlin Johnstone (2023-02-16). Murdoch Propaganda Pushes Australia To Double Its Military Budget For War With China. thealtworld.com

Joe Emersberger (2023-02-16). Elections in Ecuador Unmask Western Media Dishonesty. mintpressnews.com On February 5, Revolución Ciudadana (




WSWS (2023-02-16). Earthquake-ravaged Syria abandoned as Washington continues to pursue its goal of regime change. wsws.org The grand total of $85 million in aid offered by the Biden administration to both Turkey and Syria represents a tiny fraction of the billions in arms and aid poured into the proxy jihadist forces that ravaged Syria in Washington's regime change war.

_____ (2023-02-16). Iraq: Dismal results of the first 100 days of the new government. journal-neo.org In its first 100 days in power, the government of Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed al-Sudani has already left the first, and not very positive, signs of what may await the country in the near future. To say the least, the government's heavy-handed actions have largely deviated from the promises al-Sudani made before taking office, resulting in …

infobrics (2023-02-16). China Becomes Biggest Brazil Corn Buyer. infobrics.org China became the main destination of Brazilian corn exports in January by volume, surpassing traditional importers like Japan, Iran and Spain, according to revised trade data released by the government…

Anonymous103 (2023-02-16). In Video: "There Is No Nazism In Ukraine" southfront.org

infobrics (2023-02-16). Kiev regime escalating crimes against Ukrainians. infobrics.org There are now reports and video evidence that even Ukrainian women, refugees, disabled people, including amputees and the visually impaired are also increasingly being forced into the ranks of the Neo-Nazi junta forces.

Ullrich Mies, Felix Feistel (2023-02-16). The coup from above and The Decline of Civilization. indybay.org Ignazio Silone (14), an important theorist of Italian fascism is reported to have said: "When fascism returns, it will not say: 'I am fascism' No, it will say: 'I am anti-fascism'." And I say: we are on the threshold of an internationalized super-fascism, which merely uses new, more perfidious and, above all, more complex methods than the traditional one. | The traditional one was based on nationalist-racist-ethnic ideologemes and came to power through the terror of street and hall battle shock troops of fascist militias.




Camila Escalante (2023-02-16). Canada Props Up Peru's Coup Government and Helps Canadian Mining Companies Exploit Crisis. towardfreedom.org Two months after the coup against Peru's democratically-elected president, Pedro Castillo, Canada is providing key support for a government responsible for the deaths of 58 civilians, as of February 6, 2023. Camila Escalante reports for the Canada Files.

Peoples Dispatch (2023-02-16). Daily Round-up | Rights groups sue Peru's president for protesters' killings & other stories. peoplesdispatch.org In this episode, we bring you stories of Colombians marching in support of President Gustavo Petro's government, Palestinian prisoners launching a civil disobedience movement, Amnesty criticizing a British firm for its role in evictions in Kashmir, and the US and Papua New Guinea in talks over a defense agreement…

Peoples Dispatch (2023-02-16). Peruvian organizations take legal action against Dina Boluarte over killings of protesters. peoplesdispatch.org A group of Peruvian human rights organizations and independent lawyers, on Wednesday, February 15, filed a legal complaint against Dina Boluarte, her ministers, and police chiefs over the deaths of six people killed during protests in the Apurímac region in December 2022. | The complaint states that during the first five days of demonstrations against Boluarte's assumption of power, which began on December 7, 2022, six people were killed, 83 were injured, and dozens were arrested and tortured at the hands of police officers. | According to a statement by the Legal Defense Institute—one of the organizations…

Ramzy Baroud (2023-02-16). Why Is Israel Struggling to Maintain a Coherent Position in Russia, Ukraine? dissidentvoice.org For a whole year, Israel has struggled in its attempts to articulate a clear and decisive position regarding the Russia-Ukraine war. The reason behind the seemingly confused Israeli position is that it stands to lose, regardless of the outcome. But is Israel a neutral party? Israel is home to a population of almost one million …

Anonymous669 (2023-02-16). Russian Drones Continue To Hunt Down Ukraine's New M109 Howitzers (Videos). southfront.org MOSCOW REGION, RUSSIA — JUNE 25, 2019: A ZALA Lancet-3 attack drone developed by Kalashnikov Concern on display at the Army 2019 International Military Technical Forum at Patriot Park. Marina Lystseva/TASS | The Russian military continues to hunt down Kiev forces' new M109 self-propelled 155 mm howitzers with loitering munitions. | On February 14 and 15, videos documenting strikes on two Ukrainian M109 howitzers in the special military zone surfaced online. The first howitzer was targeted with a…

Anonymous103 (2023-02-16). Military Overview On February 16, 2023: Russians Using New Tactic For Strikes Across Ukraine. southfront.org Russian forces continue constant strikes on the Ukrainian military and energy infrastructure facilities throughout Ukraine. Missile strikes on the targets in the Lviv, Poltava, Zaporozhye, Cherkasy, Odessa, Sumy, Mykolaiv and Dnipropetrovsk regions of Ukraine were launched. | The head of the office of the Ukrainian President, Andriy Ermak, confirmed another massive attack, claiming that on February 16, Russian missiles reached targets in the northern and western regions of Ukraine, as well as…




_____ (2023-02-16). Reality and Reflux: Tug of War—Georgia, Ukraine and Russia. journal-neo.org Lots of things are going on now in the nexus between Georgia and Ukraine. Different camps are being organised, as if sides are lining up for a tug-of-war over Georgia having friendly relations with both Ukraine and the Russian Federation. The US government and some opposition parties don't want Georgia and Russia to resume flights, …

Anonymous669 (2023-02-16). German Defense Minister Says Ukraine Will Receive Only Half Battalion Of Leopard 2A6 Tanks. southfront.org A German military Leopard 2A6 main battle tank. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) | Ukraine will only receive half a battalion of more modern Leopard 2A6 main battle tanks from its allies, German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius said on February 15. | Speaking to reporters in Brussels where a meeting of NATO's leaders was being held, the minister said that no new commitments to supply Leopard 2A6 tanks had been made at a meeting of the so-called tank coalition. | Late in January, the German government announced it would…

Anonymous669 (2023-02-16). Russia Army Is Now Using Radar Reflector Balloons To Test Ukrainian Air Defenses (Photos). southfront.org The Russian military has reportedly begun using balloons with radar reflectors attached to them to test Ukrainian air defenses. | On February 15, several Russian radar reflector balloons were detected over Kiev and nearby regions. Ukrainian air defenses engaged the balloons. At least one was shot down and photos of its wreckage were shared by Ukrainian sources. The balloon was carrying a very basic radar reflector made up from intersected square-shaped pieces of wood which were covered with w…

Anonymous765 (2023-02-16). Europe Trying To Find Tanks For Ukraine. southfront.org |

Editor (2023-02-16). With a 12% decrease, less Americans support aid for Ukraine: Poll. mronline.org Americans are growing weary of the US support for Ukraine, a new poll suggests.

Editor (2023-02-16). Zelensky Signs Agreement With JP Morgan on Ukraine's Reconstruction. scheerpost.com




Popular Resistance. (2023-02-16). March 18: National March — Peace In Ukraine; Stop NATO. popularresistance.org Coinciding with the 20th anniversary weekend of the U.S.-invasion of Iraq, antiwar organizations and coalitions are initiating a major set of actions including a major demonstration at the White House in Washington, D.C. on Saturday March 18 demanding "Peace in Ukraine — Say NO to Endless U.S. Wars" and "Fund People's Needs, Not the War Machine." | The Biden administration seems determined to escalate the Ukraine war. The danger of a catastrophic global war — including nuclear war — is real. A U.S. General commanding 50,000 troops in the Pacific also issued a letter to his sub-commanders in rece…

Sahra Wagenknecht & Christoph Habermann (2023-02-16). Stumbling into world war and Ukraine War, 1/28/23. indybay.org We are on a slippery slope that could end in a world war and a nuclear apocalypse. And it is also clear that for going to war, the West would have to sacrifice those "values" that have so far been used to justify war, first and foremost freedom of speech and democracy. For such a step into the abyss could hardly be made palatable to the population, even with continued propaganda.

Anonymous103 (2023-02-16). In Video: Wagner To Transfer Hundreds More Bodies Of Ukrainian Servicemen To Ukraine. southfront.org

Dave DeCamp (2023-02-16). Ukraine to Receive Fewer German-Made Leopard Tanks Than Promised. news.antiwar.com German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius said Wednesday that Ukraine will not be receiving as many German-made Leopard 2 tanks as promised, at least in the near term. Ukraine was promised two full battalions by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, which totals 62 tanks, but Pistorius said Western allies are struggling to put that many together. According …

Dave DeCamp (2023-02-16). Blinken Warns Attempting to Retake Crimea Is a 'Red Line' for Putin. news.antiwar.com Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday warned that a Ukrainian attempt at retaking Crimea would be a "red line" for Russian President Vladimir Putin and risks a major response. POLITICO reported that Blinken made the comments during a Zoom call Wednesday with a group of experts in a discussion about the war, citing four …

Dave DeCamp (2023-02-16). Ukraine Launches Joint Production of Artillery Shells With a NATO Country. news.antiwar.com Ukraine's state arms producer, Ukroboronprom, announced Wednesday it was launching joint artillery shell production with an unnamed NATO country, a step that reflects the alliance's deepening cooperation with Kyiv. Ukroboronprom said it began producing 120-mm mortar rounds with a NATO member, which it declined to identify. The company's spokeswoman, Natalia Sad, said the joint production …




infobrics (2023-02-16). Russia Keen to Boost Energy Trade with India; Transactions in Rupee/Ruble. infobrics.org As its military campaign continues in Ukraine, Russia is in the process of boosting its energy trade with India by stepping up supplies of crude oil and Liquefied Natural Gas…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2023-02-16). How the West Planned to Use Ukraine to Fight a Proxy War with Russia. libya360.wordpress.com Olga Sukharevskaya Since the beginning of Russia's military offensive, almost one year ago, Ukraine has received tens of billions of dollars from the West. These funds are directly responsible for the deaths of thousands of people, including civilians in the east of Ukraine. Primarily focused on their own interests, the US and its allies are full…

infobrics (2023-02-16). Musk says he restricted Ukraine's use of Starlink to avoid World War III. infobrics.org SpaceX puts bounds to Ukrainian services for weaponizing Starlink.

_____ (2023-02-16). Mongolia against SCO membership: Saying "No" to Russia and China does not mean saying "Yes" to the West. journal-neo.org In recent years, Mongolia's repeated rejection of SCO membership has been used by a number of political experts as an argument in favor of that country's priority orientation toward Western conceptual and organizational structures. Some analysts trace in such a decision of the Mongolian authorities the desire to distance themselves from their immediate neighbors — …

Anonymous669 (2023-02-16). Saudi Foreign Minister Will Visit Syria In Upcoming Few Days — Report. southfront.org Syria flag (flickr). | Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud will visit the Syrian capital, Damascus, in the upcoming few days, Sputnik reported on February 16, citing a Syrian source with knowledge on the matter. "Preparations are currently underway for the visit of Prince Faisal bin Farhan within days," the source, whose name was not revealed, told the Russian news agency, without elaborating. | This would be the first visit by a senior Saudi official to Damascus since the war…

Anonymous669 (2023-02-16). Turkish Shelling Kill Elderly Man In Quake-Hit Syria's Aleppo. southfront.org Image: aa.com.tr | On February 16, an elderly man was killed when the Turkish military shelled the town of Tell Rifaat in the northern countryside of Syria's Aleppo. | Tell Rifaat is controlled by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). However, the Syrian Arab Army maintains a large presence in the town and its surroundings. A unit of the Russian Military Police is also deployed there. | The SDF-linked Hawar News Agency identified the victim as 70-year-old Yusuf Abd. The…




Editor (2023-02-16). DemocracyNow! Interview: Seymour Hersh on 'How America Took Out the Nord Stream Pipeline'. scheerpost.com By DemocracyNow! When the Nord Stream pipelines carrying natural gas from Russia to Germany were damaged last September, U.S. officials were quick to suggest Russia had bombed its own pipelines. But according to a new report by the legendary investigative journalist Seymour Hersh, it was the U.S. Navy that carried out the sabotage, with help …

Andy Kroll (2023-02-16). The Specter of "Woke Communism" tomdispatch.com Ron DeSantis, governor of Florida and perhaps the next president of the United States, is waging war against something he and many others on the right identify as "woke communism." DeSantis even persuaded the Florida legislature to pass a Victims of Communism law, mandating that every November 7th (the anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia), all public schools in the state must devote 45 minutes of instruction to the evils of the red menace. You might reasonably ask: What menace? After all, the Soviet Union fell apart more than 30 years ago and, long before that, communist parties around the world had…

infobrics (2023-02-16). Russia's Rail Freight Volumes Heading East Exceed Westbound Freight for the First Time. infobrics.org Sustainable, significant commodities demand is keeping Russian Railways on track for servicing Asia…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2023-02-16). Russian State Duma Demands Urgent International Investigation into the US Terrorist Attack on Nord Stream II. libya360.wordpress.com Appeal of the State Duma of the Russian Federation to the United Nations with a Proposal for an Urgent Investigation by the International Community into the Crime Committed by the USA in the Baltic Sea on 26 September 2022 An appeal was unanimously supported by all factions of the State Duma The results of an…

thecommunists (2023-02-16). On the media of 'Russiagate' and related fake stories. thecommunists.org The following article is reproduced in slightly edited form from the Moon of Alabama website, with thanks. ***** Last week Matt Taibbi, with access to Twitter's internal papers, debunked the fake Hamilton 68 propaganda dashboard that was used to create many stories about alleged Russian disinformation. I had done similar five years earlier without access …

infobrics (2023-02-16). New anti-Russian resolutions may be discussed at the UN. infobrics.org The eleventh special emergency session of the UN General Assembly will resume activities on late February.




Editor (2023-02-16). Ohio, Pennsylvania Senators Demand Federal Action Over Toxic Train Derailment. scheerpost.com In letters to the EPA and NTSB, the lawmakers expressed concern about the safety of East Palestine residents, given the release of hazardous materials, as well as efforts to prevent future derailments.

Zack Linly (2023-02-16). 'Uncle Tom': Georgia Senator Rips Clarence Thomas Amid Debate About Proposed Statue Of Judge. newsone.com Source: OLIVIER DOULIERY / Getty | In today's episode of Well, To Be Fair, His Name Is Thomas And I'm Sure He's Somebody's Uncle, a Georgia legislator kept it a little too real for white comfort on Tuesday when he called Supreme Court Justice In fact, not only did Democratic state Sen. Emanuel Jones keep it one hundred about T…

Caitlin Johnstone (2023-02-16). Australians Aren't Allowed To Know If There Are American Nukes In Australia. thealtworld.com Listen to a reading of this article: | The US government is permitted to have nuclear weapons in Australia. What's more, Australians are not permitted to know whether or not this is happening. What's more, not even Australia's elected senators are permitted to know whether this is happening. It's assumed to be none of Australia's business whether there are foreign nuclear weapons in Australia. | This was clarified during a Senate estimates hearing on Wednesday, when Greens senators were condescendingly admonished by the Australian foreign minister for the very normal and appropriate attempt to clarify the gove…

unitedEditor (2023-02-16). Elon Musk: Rider of the Apocalypse. unitedworldint.com By Ljubodrag Simonovic, Belgrade / Serbia * Historically, capitalism, through its propaganda machinery, has created "legendary" personalities who serve as a symbol of its "developmental power". Today, it is Elon Musk. The ruling media have created a myth out of him, to create an impression that developmental powers of capitalism are unlimited. The "genius visionary" …

Juan Cole (2023-02-16). More Evidence that the Massive Thwaites Glacier is Melting Fast, Threatening the world's Coasts. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — The Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica is in the news again. We are fascinated with it because it is the Godzilla of glaciers, 80 miles across and as massive as Florida. If the ice sheet holding it back were to melt, and if Thwaites plopped into the ocean, it would all …

United Front Committee For A Labor Party (2023-02-16). Free Mumia & Stop Racist Police Murders! For General Strikes To Stop Racist Terror&Murders. indybay.org The UFCLP calls for mass worker/labor actions including general strikes to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal and racist police terror and murder. We also protest the San Francisco Labor Council bureaucrats who opposed supporting the ILWU Local 10 initiated march and rally. These bureaucrats like the national AFL-CIO leadership continue to support the Democrats and Republicans who support more funding for the police along with their militarization. The AFL-CIO, SEIU, IBT, CWA and other unions continue to allow police in their ranks.




Labor Video Project (2023-02-16). Angela Davis Speaks For The Freedom of Mumia & ILWU Local 10 Stop Work Action To Free Him. indybay.org Angela Davis spoke out for the freedom of Mumia Abu-Jamal and also for ILWU Local 10 which is having a stop work meeting on 2/16/23 with a rally from their union hall to Harry Bridges Plaza to support the freedom of Mumia Abu-Jamal…

____ (2023-02-16). Gun Violence in the United States: Truth and Facts. ecns.cn Through facts and figures, this report sheds light on the alarming state of gun violence in the United States and the political and social causes of this entrenched problem.

Anya Parampil (2023-02-16). From the 'Groyper Wars' to 'America First': Nick Fuentes becomes a 'somebody'. thegrayzone.com Self-described Christian reactionary livestreamer Nick Fuentes led his "Groyper Army" into a war against the conservative movement's most prominent figures, including TPUSA's Charlie Kirk and podcaster Ben Shapiro. Fuentes blasted conservative rivals as too pro-gay, pro-immigrant, and pro-Israel to champion the ideals of "America First." Between 2020 and 2023, he hosted a rival "America First" conference (AFPAC) to compete with the annual CPAC confab of the conservative establishment. AFPAC's main achievement has been engulfing MAGA-aligned politicians in controversy. In 2022, …

Editor (2023-02-16). ChatGPT: Boon for the Lazy Learner. scheerpost.com By Binoy Kampmark / CounterPunch Inside the beating heart of many students and a large number of learners lies an inner cheat. To get passing grades, every effort will be made to do the least to achieve the most. Efforts to subvert the central class examination are the stuff of legend: discreetly written notes on …

Christian Parenti (2023-02-16). Trump against empire: is that why they hate him? thegrayzone.com Trump was ideologically incoherent and crassly transactional. But the threat he posed to American empire and thus the gargantuan security state helps establish a motive for why the FBI and CIA intervened in both the 2016 and 2020 elections. As president, Donald Trump lavished the rich with tax cuts and deregulation. Yet, contradictorily, he also threatened the structure of American global hegemony that does so much to keep the American one percent tremendously wealthy. In fact, Trump undertook the most …

Editor (2023-02-16). Media Ignore Seymour Hersh Bombshell Report of US Destroying Nord Stream II. scheerpost.com A MintPress study of the 20 most influential U.S. news outlets found virtually no coverage of the esteemed journalist's revelations linking Washington to the pipeline attacks.




Peoples Dispatch (2023-02-16). Sanctions are killing people in earthquake-hit Syria. peoplesdispatch.org Rania Khalek of BreakThrough News talks about the brutal impact of sanctions on earthquake-hit Syria. She explains how these extensive sanctions are leading to deaths, obstructing vital aid, and preventing reconstruction efforts, even as their authors, the US and its European allies, deliver homilies about democracy. She also talks about how the 'easing' of sanctions by the US is not having any significant impact.

Vijay Prashad (2023-02-16). Cuba Is Not a State-Sponsor of Terrorism. orinocotribune.com By Noam Chomsky and Vijay Prashad — Feb 14, 2023 | Cuba, a country of 11 million people, has been under an illegal embargo by the United States government for over six decades. | Despite this embargo, Cuba's people have been able to transcend the indignities of hunger, ill health, and illiteracy, all three being social plagues that continue to trouble much of the world. | Due to its innovations in health care delivery, for instance, Cuba has been able to send its medical workers to other countries, including during the pandemic, to provide vital assistance. Cuba exports its medical workers, not terrorism.

Anonymous669 (2023-02-16). Commander Of U.S. Forces In Syria, Iraq Warns Of Response After Iranian Drone Incident. southfront.org Click to see full-size image. (U.S. Army photo) | The United States forces in Syria and Iraq "retains the right to self-defense," Major General Matthew McFarlane, commander of the Combined Joint Task Force — Operation Inherent Resolve, warned on February 15, just a few hours after

Dave DeCamp (2023-02-16). US Shoots Down Drone Near Occupied Gas Field in Syria. news.antiwar.com US Central Command has said that US forces shot down a drone on Tuesday that was flying near a US base in northeast Syria. CENTCOM claimed the drone was Iranian-made and said the incident took place at the Mission Support Site Conoco, a US base next to the Conoco gas fields in eastern Syria's Deir …

_____ (2023-02-16). Kuomintang delegation to visit People's Republic of China. journal-neo.org The ten-day visit to China by a delegation of the Kuomintang, Taiwan's main opposition party, which has been in power more than once, began on February 8 and it is the most remarkable event since the NEO last reviewed the situation around what is perhaps the most dangerous problem of the "Global Great Game" current …

____ (2023-02-16). China's first methanol hydrogen production, refueling station begins operations. ecns.cn China's first integrated methanol hydrogen production and refueling station was put into operation on Wednesday in Dalian, Liaoning province, said its operator China Petrochemical Corp.




____ (2023-02-16). China's civil aviation transport sees strong recovery in January. ecns.cn China's civil aviation transport logged a steady rebound in January 2023, as the country optimized its anti-virus response and demand picked up during the Spring Festival travel rush.

____ (2023-02-16). Senior Chinese diplomat says ready to reignite engine of China-France relations. ecns.cn China is ready to resume dialogue and exchanges in all areas to reignite the engine of China-France relations, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Wednesday.

____ (2023-02-16). Phase II of 'China Compound Eye' project commences. ecns.cn The second phase of China's deep-space observation radar network project, dubbed "China Compound Eye", began construction in Yunyang county, Chongqing on Tuesday.

____ (2023-02-16). China invites journalists to cover annual 'two sessions'. ecns.cn NPC and CPPCC, the country's national political advisory body, are inviting reporters from home and abroad to cover their annual sessions to be held in March.

____ (2023-02-16). China sets up expert commission on off-campus tutoring supervision. ecns.cn The Chinese education authority has established an expert commission on off-campus tutoring supervision, as part of its efforts to ease the burden on students in compulsory education.

____ (2023-02-16). Basic medical insurance funds to cover drugstore bills in China. ecns.cn China is encouraging drugstores nationwide to integrate with the reimbursement system for outpatient services under the country's medical insurance schemes.




____ (2023-02-16). China's top legislature schedules standing committee session for late February. ecns.cn The Standing Committee of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) will convene its 39th session from Feb. 23 to 24 in Beijing.

____ (2023-02-16). CPC zeros in on misconduct, corruption involving rural revitalization. ecns.cn The Communist Party of China (CPC) has ordered its discipline inspection commissions at all levels to initiate strict actions in order to curb misconduct and corruption related to efforts to advance the rural revitalization drive.

____ (2023-02-16). China registers nearly 1.6 bln trips during Spring Festival travel rush. ecns.cn A total of 1.595 billion passenger trips were made in China via commercial transport during the 40-day Spring Festival travel rush that ended Wednesday, official data showed Thursday.

____ (2023-02-16). Chinese FM strongly opposes attempts to use origins tracing as pretext to smear China. ecns.cn A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson on Thursday expressed strong opposition to attempts that use the origins tracing as a pretext to spread disinformation and smear China.

____ (2023-02-16). Wugong Mountain enveloped by sea of clouds after rain. ecns.cn A sea of clouds hover over Wugong Mountain after rain in east China's Jiangxi Province.

____ (2023-02-16). Pink flowers brighten terraced fields in Hubei. ecns.cn Trees of plum blossom in terraced fields, presenting a unique spring scenery in Laifeng County, Enshi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, central China's Hubei Province, Feb. 14, 2023.

____ (2023-02-16). China's top legislature schedules standing committee session for late February. ecns.cn The Standing Committee of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) will convene its 39th session from Feb. 23 to 24 in Beijing.

____ (2023-02-16). CPC zeros in on misconduct, corruption involving rural revitalization. ecns.cn The Communist Party of China (CPC) has ordered its discipline inspection commissions at all levels to initiate strict actions in order to curb misconduct and corruption related to efforts to advance the rural revitalization drive.

____ (2023-02-16). China registers nearly 1.6 bln trips during Spring Festival travel rush. ecns.cn A total of 1.595 billion passenger trips were made in China via commercial transport during the 40-day Spring Festival travel rush that ended Wednesday, official data showed Thursday.

____ (2023-02-16). Chinese FM strongly opposes attempts to use origins tracing as pretext to smear China. ecns.cn A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson on Thursday expressed strong opposition to attempts that use the origins tracing as a pretext to spread disinformation and smear China.

____ (2023-02-16). Wugong Mountain enveloped by sea of clouds after rain. ecns.cn A sea of clouds hover over Wugong Mountain after rain in east China's Jiangxi Province.

____ (2023-02-16). Pink flowers brighten terraced fields in Hubei. ecns.cn Trees of plum blossom in terraced fields, presenting a unique spring scenery in Laifeng County, Enshi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, central China's Hubei Province, Feb. 14, 2023.

____ (2023-02-16). They Say: China has done so well with developing and distributing vaccines. ecns.cn

____ (2023-02-16). NE China's Dalian promotes hydrogenation industry. ecns.cn China's first integrated production and refueling station for hydrogen produced from methanol was put into operation in the Dalian Free Trade Zone, northeast China's Liaoning Province on Wednesday.

____ (2023-02-16). China sees 348 million railway trips during 2023 Spring Festival travel rush. ecns.cn There were 348 million railway trips during this year's 40-day chunyun (Jan. 7 to Feb. 15), or Spring Festival travel rush, which ended on Wednesday, an increase of 94.73 million or 37.4% over the same period last year.

____ (2023-02-16). The only catholic church still in use in Tibet. ecns.cn Established in 1865, the Yanjing Catholic Church is the only catholic church still in use in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. Located in Naxi Ethnic Group Township of Markam County under Chamdo Prefecture, the church features a Tibetan exterior design combined with a Gothic one in the interior.

Peoples Dispatch (2023-02-16). China issues sanctions against US weapons makers over supplies to Taiwan. peoplesdispatch.org China has imposed sanctions on Lockheed Martin and Raytheon Technologies. It has also indicated that it will take strong action in response to recent US escalation around the "spy balloon" that was shot down earlier this month…

unitedEditor (2023-02-16). Germany in the context of the US-China conflict. unitedworldint.com We are continuing with the second part of our interview with Ingar Solty, research fellow at the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation affiliated to the Left party and a frequent expert to the German parliament's public hearings on peace and security policy.. The first part has dealt with the approval of 100 billion Euros of defense spending …

WSWS (2023-02-16). US media report calls into question balloon "spy mission" claims against China. wsws.org A report in the Washington Post suggests that the balloon shot down February 4 off the South Carolina coast was blown into North American airspace by unusual wind currents, and was not intended to target the United States or Canada.

Amiad Horowitz (2023-02-16). Sanctions only create suffering for poor people, so why keep imposing them? peoplesworld.org For decades, the United States government has used economic sanctions as a supposedly non-violent way of forcing supposed enemy states to capitulate to the will of the U.S. We are told that as opposed to open conflict, sanctions are less violent. At first glance, this might seem true… a more humane form of warfare, if …

Anonymous669 (2023-02-16). ISIS Suicide Bomber Kills Iraqi Officer, Two Soldiers Near Baghadad. southfront.org On February 16, the Iraqi Security Cell announced that an officer and two soldiers were killed while taking part in a counter-terrorism operation in the town of Tarmiyah, some 50 kilometers to the north of Baghdad. | In a statement, the cell said that the operation targeted a three-man cell of ISIS that was planning to target Shiite pilgrims who visit the shrine of Imam Musa ibn Ja'far al-Kazim this time of the year. | Two of the terrorist cell's members were killed by Iraqi troops, while a third committed…

Brandon Chew (2023-02-16). East Lansing council urges Mich. AG drop charges against man shot by police. peoplesworld.org EAST LANSING, Mich.—On Feb. 14, the East Lansing City Council voted in favor of sending a letter to Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, for a second time, urging her to drop charges filed against a man shot by police in a Meijer parking lot in April 2022. In a 3-1 vote, the city council agreed to draft …

Dave Welsh (2023-02-16). Haiti forum denounces U.S. occupation. workers.org Berkeley, California Haiti was the focus of the Feb. 4 revival of the Peace and Freedom Party's monthly political meetings, held here at the Starry Plough Irish Pub revolutionary pub. Pro-Aristide demonstrator in Haiti in early March 2004, protesting the Feb. 29 coup and facing the assault rifle of a . . . |

Ed Rampell (2023-02-16). Brecht's 'The Mother': The Revolution will not be dramatized. peoplesworld.org LOS ANGELES—One of my most memorable moments as a theatergoer was at the Performing Garage, the black box theater in Soho, Lower Manhattan, where the Wooster Group staged Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage half a century ago. In this anti-war play, the title character travels around Europe, and at one point during the drama, when Mother …

Editor (2023-02-16). Amartya Sen's work shows us the human cost of capitalist development. mronline.org Indian economist Amartya Sen has posed a devastating challenge to the dominant capitalist understanding of development. But Sen's own analytical framework doesn't go far enough in exposing the inherently exploitative logic of capitalism.

Editor (2023-02-16). Communist Party of Swaziland continues campaign to boycott 'farcical' elections despite arrests and torture. mronline.org In Swaziland, only individuals approved by the local chiefs of King Mswati III can contest elections, and the parliament cannot hold the monarchy accountable. Pro-democracy activists have been calling for a boycott of the elections which are scheduled for August.

Editor (2023-02-16). Neruda was assassinated with a biological weapon, nephew denounces. mronline.org Rodolfo Reyes, a lawyer and nephew of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, charged on Tuesday that the reports from two laboratories in Canada and Denmark confirm the assassination of the Nobel Prizewinner for Literature with a biological weapon.

Editor (2023-02-16). We Need to Talk About the Original Sin of Economics. scheerpost.com

Jim McMahan (2023-02-16). Hunger strike vs. torturous conditions in Washington state. workers.org Tacoma, Washington Over 80 detainees went on a hunger strike Feb. 1 at the ICE Processing Center, formerly the Northwest Detention Center, in Tacoma. In an effort to crush the strike, they were quickly tear-gassed at the beginning of their heroic stance. The immigrant detainees struck against torturous conditions at . . . |

Mark Gruenberg (2023-02-16). Sanders pushes AFA Chief Sara Nelson as new Labor Secretary. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—With Labor Secretary Marty Walsh headed out the door—and back to a top union job—Sen. Bernie Sanders is pushing two potential successors: Sara Nelson, president of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, and Bill Clinton's Labor Secretary, Robert Reich, in that order. Sanders' recommendations may swing some weight with Joe Biden's White House. The Vermont independent …

Mark Gruenberg (2023-02-16). Teamsters launch campaign in California to ban driverless trucks. peoplesworld.org SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A giant truck with no driver in the cab recently drove itself 80 miles from Tucson to Phoenix, Arizona. TuSimple Holdings, a public corporation headquartered in San Diego, has announced it conducted an 80-mile driverless truck run along highways and streets, including Interstate 10, from Tucson to a location in the Phoenix area. …

Richie Merino (2023-02-16). 'Struggle is the very essence of a revolutionary party'. workers.org Based on a talk given at the Feb. 5 webinar "Global Class War: Lessons from Sam Marcy for workers struggles today." Go to youtu.be/5Arb33Q8SN0 to view the webinar. Today I'll respond to the Sam Marcy quote, which ends with "Struggle is the very essence of a revolutionary party." When I . . . |

Staff (2023-02-16). Opposition Announces Primaries Date & Schedule. orinocotribune.com This Wednesday, February 15, the fragmented far-right Venezuelan opposition set the primary elections date for October 22, with a view of defining a candidate for the presidential elections scheduled for 2024, as announced by the organizers of the process. | "It is our date, we are taking it with the greatest certainty and with the greatest rigor," Jesús María Casal, president of the national primaries commission, told the press, considering that this event is an exercise of electoral rights. The National Commission of Primaries (CNP) of the Unitary Platform opposition alliance was the body in charge of announcin…

Staff (2023-02-16). President Maduro Inaugurates Healthcare Facilities in La Guaira, Las Tejerías, and Falcón. orinocotribune.com This Tuesday, February 14, the president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, during a televised broadcast from Carabobo state, announced the inauguration of a blood bank in the José María Vargas Hospital, La Guaira state, and the rehabilitation of seven people's clinics in Aragua state, as well as the Falcón Institute of Scientific Research for Health (IFICS), Falcón state. This was accomplished through the Bricomiles (Military-Community Brigades for Education and Health) and the IFICS, in Coro. | From the University of Carabobo campus, where important services for cancer treatments were initiated at the Miguel Pérez C…

Staff (2023-02-16). Venezuela Exported 50,000 Tons of Seafood in 2022. orinocotribune.com In 2022, as part of the economic diversification of the country, Venezuela registered a 13% increase in seafood exports if compared with 2021, an increase of over 5,000 tons of fish. | According to the Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture Juan Carlos Loyo, among the most exported marine species are: tajali, red snapper, curbina, and shrimp. | "In the case of shrimp, it is one of the main species at the export level, just like crab and tajali," said the minister. | In 2021, Venezuela exported a total of 44,059 tons of fish, reported a press release from the ministry. | Likewise, Loyo pointed out that in this 202…

Staff (2023-02-16). Author George Johnson on Writing Black, Queer — and Banned — Stories. aclu.org Over the past two years, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of books being banned or challenged in school districts across the country. The majority of the stories that are being censored contain LGBTQ storylines and protagonists of color, including All Boys Aren't Blue, a story about growing up Black and queer in New Jersey and Virginia and one of the top five most banned books in the country. The author, George Johnson, joined

Teddy Ostrow (2023-02-16). Nurses struck in droves in 2022. This year will be no different. therealnews.com

W. T. Whitney Jr. (2023-02-16). Mexico's president aims for international alliance against Cuba blockade. peoplesworld.org On the occasion of Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel's visit recently to Mexico, that country's leader, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, (AMLO) raised the possibility of many nations cooperating to oppose the U.S blockade of Cuba. AMLO has become Cuba's champion in the international arena, and perhaps not accidentally: The governments of the two nations each …

Zack Linly (2023-02-16). Miami Preschool Under Fire For Putting Blackface On Toddlers For Black History Month *Lesson*. newsone.com Studio Kids' Little River, a preschool in Miami, had at least three toddlers wearing blackface in order to teach a Black History Month lesson.

Bilal G. Morris (2023-02-16). Louisiana Cop Charged With Homicide After Neighbor's Complaint About Loud Music. newsone.com Source: screenshot / facebook | UPDATED: 3: 45 p.m. ET, Feb 16, 2023 | A Shreveport Officer Alexander Tyler was arrested on a charge of negligent homicide in the shooting death of 43-year-old Alonzo Bagley. | Tyler's bond was set at $25,000. | According to CNN, during Tyler's first appearance in court, Louisiana State Police investigators told the judge that footage from the officer's bodycam proves Bagley's h…

Bruce C.T. Wright (2023-02-16). Will Trump Be Indicted? Georgia Grand Jury Recommends Criminal Charges Over Possible Perjury. newsone.com A grand jury empaneled in Georgia over Trump's attempts to overturn the 2020 election recommends criminal indictments and found no evidence of any fraud. Who's getting charged?

NewsOne Staff (2023-02-16). Rest In Power: Notable Black People Who Have Died In 2023. newsone.com Atlanta civic leader and entrepreneur Thomas W. Dortch Jr., the chairman of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation's board and former leader of 100 Black Men of America, has died at the age of 72.

NewsOne Staff (2023-02-16). Exonerated! Wrongly Convicted Black Folks Whose Names Have Been Cleared. newsone.com Lamar Johnson, who served nearly 28 years of a life sentence for a killing that he has always said he didn't commit, had his conviction overturned because of "reliable evidence of actual innocence."

Bilal G. Morris (2023-02-16). D.C. Police Colluded With Proud Boys Leader Before Arresting Enrique Tarrio. newsone.com

Bruce C.T. Wright (2023-02-16). Biden Refers To Wes Moore As 'Boy' In Speech, Right-Wing Media Pounces. newsone.com Joe Biden referred to Maryland Gov. Wes Moore as "boy" in a speech, prompting right-wing media to present that as proof of the president's racism. It was Biden's latest in an ongoing series of racial gaffes.

Shannon Dawson (2023-02-16). The Marvelous Rise Of Jonathan Majors. newsone.com Source: Variety / Getty | Jonathan Majors is rising to the top of Hollywood with his captivating performances and dynamic acting rage. He's dominated the big screen as the fearless Jesse Brown in Devotion, But where did he come from? And how did his care…

JANET (2023-02-16). How U.S. sanctions block aid to earthquake victims in Syria. iacenter.org By Ted Kelly February 15, 2023 Even the ancient citadel in Aleppo, Syria's largest city, was destroyed by the 2023 earthquake. The terrible earthquake that hit a wide area of southeastern Türkiye and neighboring Syria has reportedly killed at least 36,000 people as of Feb. 13, with estimates that this total will reach 50,000. This winter the survivors who lost their housing face freezing and wet conditions, without any alternative shelter, without any electricity, without any heating and with inadequate access to food. While the devastation has taken place in both countries, and Türkiye faces enormous d…

JANET (2023-02-16). U.S. Sanctions on Syria Block aid! End Sanctions NOW! Learn how SanctionsKill. iacenter.org The demands are rising! End the sanctions on Syria. Thousands caught under the rubble. Tens of thousands are homeless. Yet U.S. sanctions are blocking every form of relief. We need an international campaign to END these deadly sanctions. Order 2nd Edition, just released SANCTIONS — A Wrecking Ball in a Global Economy: iacenter.org/sanctions-book Download the REPORT: US Sanctions: Deadly, Destructive and in Violation of International Law Get the latest updates at: syriasupportmovement.org The anthology: SANCTIONS: A Wrecking Ball in a Global Economy challenges a deadly U.S. policy. In 3 mont…

Brittani Banks (2023-02-16). A Realistic 'Energy Transition' Is to Get Better at Using Less of It. independentmediainstitute.org In 2022, I authored two articles expressing doubts about society's transition from fossil fuels to renewable and wind power. In this final article in the series, I'll explain why my conclusions are based on experience as well as analysis. My gloomy assessment of the prospects for renewable energy is not motivated by love of …

Brittani Banks (2023-02-16). Asking the Oppressed to Be Nonviolent Is an Impossible Standard That Ignores History. independentmediainstitute.org In January 2023, after five police officers killed Tyre Nichols, President Joe Biden quickly issued a statement calling on protesters to stay nonviolent. "As Americans grieve, the Department of Justice conducts its investigation, and state authorities continue their work, I join Tyre's family in calling for peaceful protest," said Biden. "Outrage is understandable, but violence …

rebekah (2023-02-16). A Self-Tax for the Common Good. inequality.org

Amy Goodman (2023-02-16). Norfolk Southern Skips Public Meeting on Toxic Train Derailment in Ohio. truthout.org Hundreds of residents of East Palestine, Ohio, packed into their first town hall meeting Wednesday night after a train carrying hazardous materials derailed and a "controlled" burn sent a mushroom cloud of toxic chemicals into the air. Many said they distrusted the train operator Norfolk Southern and their elected officials, who told residents the air and water were safe last Wednesday. |

Ann Brown (2023-02-16). Star Ohio State Football Players Acquitted of Rape After Producing Video of Consent. moguldom.com Two former Ohio State University football players were found not guilty on Feb. 9 of kidnapping and raping a 19-year-old woman in 2020. Amir Riep, 24, and Jahsen Wint, 24 were acquitted on all counts after being accused of sexually assaulting the woman in their off-campus apartment on Feb. 4, 2020. She also claimed that …

Ann Brown (2023-02-16). Another Black Man Freed By Judge After Crooked Murder Conviction 28 Years Ago. moguldom.com Lamar Johnson, 50, served nearly 28 years in prison in St. Louis, Missouri, for a murder he did not commit. On Feb. 14, he was finally freed. Circuit Judge David Mason declared Johnson innocent and overturned his conviction. Mason said there had to be "reliable evidence of actual innocence — evidence so reliable that it …

Ann Brown (2023-02-16). Do Mainstream Media Care If US Government Blew Up Nord Stream 2 Pipeline? Seymour Hersh Story Ignored. moguldom.com On Feb. 8, Pulitzer winning journalist Seymour Hersh wrote a blog on his in-depth report claiming that President Joe Biden's administration deliberately blew up the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. According to the blog entitled "How America Took Out The Nord Stream Pipeline," he pointed the finger at the U.S. Navy as being behind the Nord Stream pipeline explosion. …

Anonymous (2023-02-16). Oakland Police Vehicle Becomes Target for Arsonists. indybay.org Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor Sabotaged in Downtown Oakland…

Brenda Norrell (2023-02-16). The Long Journey Home: Peabody Coal removed 341 Navajo and Hopi from their burial places. indybay.org BLACK MESA, Arizona — Peabody Coal removed 341 Navajo and Hopi from their burial places for its coal mining, a tool of genocide, oppression and relocation. Southern Illinois University still has several million artifacts stolen from Black Mesa by Peabody Coal, some dating back 8,000 years.

Chris Walker (2023-02-16). Trump Will Promote Early Voting in 2024 After Years of Using It to Push Big Lie. truthout.org Former President Donald Trump has consistently pushed lies about early voting being untrustworthy and rife with fraud. But as he gears up for his third presidential race in as many election cycles, his campaign aides are shifting toward promoting mail-in voting as a critical part of his election strategy. According to reporting from The Wall Street Journal, Trump's campaign now believes that such… |

Covid, Race & Democracy (2023-02-16). Earthquake Response Turkey; Husseini on Pandemic Origins & US Biowarfare; ILWU10 For Mumia. indybay.org Pacifica's CRD: Earthquake Response in Turkey; Sam Husseini on Pandemic Origins and US Biowarfare; Union Fights for Freedom for Mumia; Death Penalty Abolitionists in Texas Speak Out…

Dan Bacher (2023-02-16). 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 (2023-02-16). 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.

Dan Bacher (2023-02-16). Big Ag Newson authorizes salmon-killing measures in executive order. indybay.org "The past several years have been horrible for California's native salmon runs and this spring we were hoping for a reprieve when we might finally see the river flows needed to move baby salmon to the ocean," said John McManus, President of the Golden State Salmon Association (GSSA). "Now Newsom is stepping in to kill our salmon runs, as well as other wildlife that were hoping to catch a break."

Dana Sanchez (2023-02-16). Fact Check: Tesla Owners Are Dumping Vehicles On Used Car Market, Desperately Lowering Prices 25%. moguldom.com The price of used Teslas is falling by at least three times the rate of other used electric vehicles and outpacing the overall auto market, due in part to competition, significant price cuts for new Teslas, and the possibility that CEO Elon Musk's brand was overvalued. The average price of a used Tesla fell from $67,915 in …

Dave DeCamp (2023-02-16). UN Experts: Iranians With Blood Disorder are Dying Due to US Sanctions. news.antiwar.com UN experts said this week that "The lack of access to medication has resulted in many more deaths," two UN experts, Alena Douhan and Obiora C. Okafor, said, according to a "Since th…

Dave DeCamp (2023-02-16). US Launches Another Airstrike in Somalia, Claims 5 al-Shabaab Killed. news.antiwar.com US Africa Command (AFRICOM) announced it launched an airstrike in Somalia against al-Shabaab on Wednesday, the second known US airstrike in the country this month. In a press release on Thursday, AFRICOM claimed the strike killed five al-Shabaab fighters and said it "assessed" no civilians were killed due to the remote location of the strike. …

Doro-Chiba International Solidarity Committee (2023-02-16). International Solidarity Action In Tokyo To Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Blocked By Police. indybay.org Hoshino Defense Committee, Osaka Defense Committee and Doro-Chiba the railway workers union went to the US embassy to deliver a statement of soldiarity for the freedom of Mumia Abu-Jamal. US embassy officials called on the Japanese police to block the statement from being delivered and mobilized the Tokyo police.

____ (2023-02-16). Comicomment: Why United States drug problem hard to eradicate. ecns.cn

____ (2023-02-16). World's ocean heat grows to record high: study. ecns.cn The world continued to see ocean heat reaching new records, as the year 2022 was the warmest in recorded human history, according to a recent study.

____ (2023-02-16). Chinese scientists reveal evolutionary history of pterosaurs. ecns.cn Chinese scientists have uncovered the fascinating evolutionary history of pterosaurs, the first flying vertebrates.

____ (2023-02-16). Chinese FM urges U.S. Congress to stop taking actions that may escalate the situation. ecns.cn The two resolutions that the U.S. Senate passed on Wednesday evening are purely meant to score political points and dramatize the situation, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said at a press conference on Thursday.

____ (2023-02-16). Multiple deaths, injuries caused by Suzhou blaze. ecns.cn Six people died and 28 were injured during a fire in Suzhou, Jiangsu province, on Thursday morning, according to the official Wechat account of the city's Xiangcheng district.

____ (2023-02-16). Let cultural relics speak for themselves, Xi says. ecns.cn "A museum is a big school. It is necessary to ensure cultural relics, which embody the traditional culture of the Chinese nation, are well protected and managed while strengthening their research and utilization, so as to allow history and cultural relics to speak for themselves," said Chinese President Xi Jinping while paying a visit to Xi 'an Museum on Feb. 15, 2015.

____ (2023-02-16). Cute alert! Baby chimp siblings in Shanghai Wild Animal Park. ecns.cn Two baby chimpanzees were born at Shanghai Wild Animal Park in 2022. After birth, the chimpanzee siblings were hand-raised by zookeepers.

Ella Fassler (2023-02-16). Formerly Incarcerated People Seek Discrimination Protection as "Protected Class" truthout.org Bridgette Simpson said she was a bright-eyed and bushy tailed 23-year-old college graduate when she suddenly found herself living a nightmare. A judge had just ruled on her traffic ticket in New Jersey, when she was suddenly surrounded by a sea of cops. Her ex-fiancé had used her car for robberies in Georgia, and she was being arrested and extradited for accessory to armed robbery. |

Fight Back (2023-02-16). Twin Cities students demand abortion access on all UMN campuses. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – 15 University of Minnesota students and staff members gathered in the rain outside of UMN's Morrill Hall on February 14 for a Valentine's Day-themed rally hosted by Students for a Democratic Society and AFSCME demanding the expansion of abortion access across all University of Minnesota campuses. | Protesters adorned the exterior of the building that contains the university President Joan Gabel's office with heart-shaped signs stating "UMN owes abortion access" and "Abortion is healthcare." Valentines were given to passers-by that had pieces of candy attached to fact sheets detailing how there…

Foreign Policy in Focus (2023-02-16). Should a repressive petrostate get to host UN climate talks? The UAE Plans for a Fossil Fuel Friendly COP28. juancole.com By Joey Shea | — ( Foreign Policy in Focus) — In recent weeks, grave concerns have emerged about the conflicts of interest posed by the United Arab Emirates as host of the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference known as COP28, as well as fears about the safety and security of participants in the …

global.ilmanifesto.it (2023-02-16). Erdogan silences journalists after earthquake as his support wanes. global.ilmanifesto.it February 6: two earthquakes struck Turkey, killing over 30,000 people.

Igor Derysh (2023-02-16). Ex-Trump Chief of Staff Mark Meadows Subpoenaed in January 6 Probe. truthout.org Former Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows has been subpoenaed by special counsel Jack Smith's team in connection to his role in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, according to CNN. Meadows was served with a subpoena seeking documents and testimony related to Jan. 6 sometime last month, a source told the network. Smith also recently subpoenaed former Vice President Mike Pence. |

INDYRADIO (2023-02-16). Greenpeace occupation of Shell Oil Platform Ends with no Arrests. indybay.org Shell Oil wants US$130,000 for the use of their drilling platform by Greenpeace: | Press release includes occupation timeline.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2023-02-16). Nord Stream Terror Attack: The Plot Thickens. libya360.wordpress.com Pepe Escobar Seymour Hersh's bombshell report on how the United States government blew up the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines in the Baltic Sea last September continues to generate rippling geopolitical waves all across the spectrum. Except, of course, in the parallel bubble of U.S. mainstream media, which has totally ignored it, or in a few…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2023-02-16). Sevim Dagdelen: Germany Must Investigate Nord Stream II Sabotage Claims. libya360.wordpress.com Lawmaker Sevim Dagdelen made her appeal after a report alleged that the US was behind the Nord Stream blasts Berlin must not obstruct the creation of an international inquiry into the explosions on the Nord Stream gas pipelines, Sevim Dagdelen, a German MP from the Left Party (Die Linke), said on Tuesday. Dagdelen's appeal came…

Jake Johnson (2023-02-16). Senate Dems Warn GOP Budget Cuts Would "Deny 1 Million Babies Access to Formula" truthout.org Top Senate Democrats released a report Wednesday highlighting the far-reaching implications of the House GOP majority's push to freeze federal spending at fiscal year 2022 levels, a cap that would inflict severe cuts on programs that help low-income families afford food, healthcare, housing, and other necessities. "We've heard a lot of talk from House Republicans about cutting spending… |

Julia Conley (2023-02-16). Earth Is in "a New Chapter in the Climate and Ecological Crisis," Study Finds. truthout.org A new study released Thursday warned that the planet has entered "a new chapter in the climate and ecological crisis," in which communities are forced to direct massive resources to responding to the escalating impacts of the climate emergency, taking focus away from efforts to slash fossil fuel emissions — causing what the report authors called a "doom loop" that will make avoiding the worst… |

Kevin Gosztola (2023-02-16). Biden Administration Quiet As Modi Raids BBC Offices Same Day Of Boeing Deal. thedissenter.org The Biden administration often speaks out on press freedom, but officials stayed mum after Modi raided BBC India's offices.

Labor Video Project (2023-02-16). Elon We Won't Back Down Unveiling At Tesla-Send Musk On Autopilot To Mars. indybay.org

Labor Video Project (2023-02-16). 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.

Labor Video Project (2023-02-16). Cal-OSHA, Amazon & The Corporate Capture Of California Agencies with Whistleblower David. indybay.org David Gass, a health and safety advocate and whistleblower at Amazon in the Central Valley talks about the fight to protect health and safety of the workers at Amazon and how Cal-OSHA under Governor Brown and Department of Industrial Relations Director Christine Baker conspired to cover-up serious health and safety problems at Bezo's Amazon warehouse. | Present governor Gavin Newsom also allowed the corrupt Christine Baker to join the California Fraud Assessment Commission representing employers. The Democratic Party controlled legislature refused to call for her removal and also refused to hold any hearings abou…

Leon Kunstenaar (2023-02-16). Music, Art and Poetry at Twitter Offices Invite Elon Musk to Go to Mars. indybay.org Poetry, art and concert to "Put Musk on Autopilot to Mars" wakes up quiet Market Street week-end morning.

March on Police Station in Menlo Park (2023-02-16). San Mateo County as Vulnerable to Police Violence as Memphis. indybay.org February 11 near downtown Menlo Park, California in the San Francisco Bay Area. Protesters rallied for justice for Tyre Nichols and said the same police tactics are used here.

Mojtaba Mahdavi (2023-02-16). Iran: A Post-Islamist Society Revolts Against an Islamist State. socialistproject.ca Zan, Zendegi, Azadi (Women, Life, Freedom) is the motto of Iran's most recent democratic social movement, which sparked after the death in detention of Zhina Mahsa Amini by so-called Iran's morality police on 16 September 2022. This nationwide progressive movement, largely led by women and other Iran's subalterns, has shaken the ideological foundation of the Islamic Republic of Iran — the discourse and the institution of the velayat-e faqih (guardianship of the jurist) — and the entirety of the current Islamist state in Iran. | The Zan, Zendegi, Azadi movement has revealed that the ruling Islamist…

Mothers on the March (2023-02-16). Friday 2/17: POA: Shut it Down! indybay.org On the sidewalk in front of the San Francisco Police Officers Association: 800 Bryant @ 6th Street in San Francisco…

Natalia Marques (2023-02-16). A week since Ohio disaster, and still no one held accountable for effects of toxins on residents. peoplesdispatch.org Ohio residents frustrated after confusing town hall, as more reports of dead animals and illness stream in, and Norfolk Southern comes under increased scrutiny…

Ngakiya Camara (2023-02-16). Decades of Racial Bias Preceded College Board's AP Black History Course Changes. truthout.org For weeks, prominent scholars and educators, including Ta-Nehisi Coates, Kimberlé Crenshaw and David J. Johns, have called out the College Board for removing contemporary topics and scholarship in Black history from the new Advanced Placement (AP) African American History course being piloted across 60 U.S. schools. Some of these revisions — regarding topics like Black Lives Matter… |

Nihonmachi Outreach Committee (2023-02-16). Sunday 2/19: "Reparatory Justice: Together We Rise": SJ Vigil for Japanese American Imprisonment WW2. indybay.org San Jose Buddhist Church | 632 N. Fifth Street | San Jose CA 95112 US…

Oakland Privacy (2023-02-16). Wednesday 3/15: 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…

Peoples Dispatch (2023-02-16). Ecuadorian President threatens media outlet that revealed alleged corruption within his administration. peoplesdispatch.org A local outlet published details of a report from the Anti-Narcotics Police of Ecuador, revealing alleged links between the Lasso government and mafia, drug trafficking and corruption…

Peoples Dispatch (2023-02-16). In East Jerusalem, resistance to occupation may lead to deportation, loss of Israeli citizenship for Arabs. peoplesdispatch.org According to a new law passed in the Knesset, Israeli citizens and residents of occupied East Jerusalem convicted of acts of "terrorism" will be stripped of their citizenship and deported. The law applies to only those receiving support from the Palestinian Authority implying that only Arab citizens of Israel come under its ambit…

Peoples Dispatch (2023-02-16). Students demand affordable housing in the Netherlands. peoplesdispatch.org Students in the Netherlands are continuing their years-long struggle for affordable housing. On Tuesday, February 14, students organized a protest at Uilenstede in Amstelveen, a suburb of the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area. | The students, mobilized by the General Student Association Amsterdam (ASVA) and Free University Students Union (SRVU), have accused the government of blocking construction of more than 4,000 houses in Kronenburg near Uilenstede, a student district in the city. Activists from the Communist Youth Movement (CJB) were also present at the mobilization and extended their support to the students. | Ac…

Peoples Dispatch (2023-02-16). We have the best chance in a very long time to actually achieve Mumia's freedom: Angela Davis writes to Irvin Jim. peoplesdispatch.org Noted political activist and academic Angela Davis writes to NUMSA's General Secretary Irvin JIm on the global campaign to free US political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal…

Rachel Hu, Chris Garaffa (2023-02-16). CovertAction Bulletin: On the Ground Report from East Palestine Train Derailment. covertactionmagazine.com On February 3rd, a train carrying hazardous chemicals derailed in East Palestine, Ohio. Days later, officials released some of these chemicals into the air, fearing a larger explosion. Meanwhile, Norfolk Southern railroad—the company responsible—has offered no more than a pittance of meaningful help to people from the area. We discuss how corporate greed is the underlying cause of this crash, and the potential long-term impacts.

repost (2023-02-16). 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.

Rhythmix Cultural Works (2023-02-16). Saturday 3/18: Wai Ola: ªAukele and the Waters of Life. indybay.org Rhythmix Cultural Works | 2513 Blanding Ave | Alameda, CA 94501…

Sharon Zhang (2023-02-16). Moderna Cancels Plan to Hike Vaccine Price After Sanders Invites CEO to Testify. truthout.org Pharmaceutical giant Moderna appears to have suddenly reversed course on its plan to multiply the price of its COVID-19 vaccine, declaring that the vaccine will remain free for all Americans just hours after Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) announced that he will be grilling the company's CEO in a hearing before Congress next month. Last month, Moderna's CEO, pandemic billionaire Stephane Bancel… |

slingshot collective (2023-02-16). Saturday 2/18: Help Mail slingshot issue #137 – Day 1 of 2. indybay.org Long Haul Infoshop – 3124 Shattuck Ave Berkeley – corner of Woolsey and Shattuck – 2 blocks from Ashby BART…

slingshot collective (2023-02-16). Sunday 2/19: Help Mail slingshot issue #137 – Day 2 of 2. indybay.org Long Haul Infoshop – 3124 Shattuck Ave Berkeley – corner of Woolsey and Shattuck – 2 blocks from Ashby BART…

Staff (2023-02-16). Highlights from Seymour Hersh's Interview With Berliner Zeitung (+US Nord Stream Sabotage). orinocotribune.com An interview by Fabian Scheider of the Berliner Zeitung newspaper with journalist Seymour Hersh about his investigation into the US (and Norwegian) role in the destruction of the Nord Stream gas pipelines was ‚Ä¢ Details of the explosion and a question. | "At the end of September 2022, eight bombs were to be detonated near the island of Bornholm in the Balti…

Strike Debt Bay Area (2023-02-16). 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.

teleSUR, odr, YSM (2023-02-16). Rescatan a madre e hijos 228 horas después de terremotos en Türkiye. t.co Las acciones se desarrollan tras el paso de más de 228 horas de los sobrevivientes estar atrapados.

The Associated Press (2023-02-16). Officer Often Fed Information to Proud Boys Leader Enrique Tarrio. latinorebels.com A police officer frequently provided Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio with internal information about law enforcement operations in the weeks before other members of his far-right extremist group stormed the U.S. Capitol, according to messages shown Wednesday at the trial of Tarrio and four associates.

Veterans for Peace Chapter 11, Santa Cruz (2023-02-16). 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 95060…

WorkWeek (2023-02-16). The Earthquake, The Deregulation, Corruption & The Erdogan Government. indybay.org The catastrophic earthquake in Turkey has exposed the massive privatization, deregulation and corruption by the Erdogan government. The WorkWeek show looks at the growing social and economic crisis…

WSWS (2023-02-16). 10 years of the Alternative for Germany: How the state, its political parties and the media promoted the far right. wsws.org Ten years after its founding on February 6, 2013, the far-right Alternative for Germany is today an integral part of official political life in Germany.

WSWS (2023-02-16). New Bank of Japan governor has to tread a fine line. wsws.org The key task facing the new governor will be the reorientation of the central bank's policy away from yield curve control (YCC), instituted in 2016, under which the BOJ outlaid the equivalent of trillions of dollars to purchase government bonds and keep interest rates at near zero levels.

WSWS (2023-02-16). Ratified UIC faculty contract fails to address faculty and students' needs. wsws.org Though touted as a win by the unions, the university committed itself to little more than pocket change for improving student mental health, while the purported wage gains for faculty will be quickly eroded by inflation.

WSWS (2023-02-16). Japan plans to downgrade COVID-19 classification. wsws.org The Kishida government intends to further artificially suppress COVID-19 case numbers as the virus continues to run rampant in Japan.

WSWS (2023-02-16). US College Board capitulates before Florida governor's attack on AP African American Studies curriculum. wsws.org The censorship of the AP African American Studies course in the state is part of a much broader attack by the far right on public education and democratic rights.

WSWS (2023-02-16). Bus workers on Australia's Gold and Tweed Coast to strike again after overwhelmingly rejecting Kinetic's "offer" wsws.org The stand being taken by the Kinetic workers should be actively supported by workers everywhere. They are fighting for decent pay and conditions against a transnational corporation.

WSWS (2023-02-16). Caterpillar workers speak out as UAW contract deadline approaches: "How do they expect anybody to live on these wages?" wsws.org Workers who spoke to the WSWS earlier this week at plants in the Peoria, Illinois, area—the center of Caterpillar production for much of the 20th century—overwhelmingly expressed the sentiment that they needed far better wages, benefits and working conditions.

WSWS (2023-02-16). "Rage Against the War Machine" rally promotes alliance between the "left" and the extreme right. wsws.org The February 19 rally, organized by the Libertarian Party and the People's Party, is a reactionary political amalgam, including outright fascists, that has nothing to do with developing a genuine movement against imperialist war.

WSWS (2023-02-16). Architect of the Capitol fired after Inspector General report revealed complicity in January 6 coup. wsws.org A scathing, and as-of-yet still unreleased Inspector General report on the Architect of the Capitol, revealed that James Brett Blanton, Trump-appointed member of the Capitol Police Board refused to respond during the siege.

WSWS (2023-02-16). How Canada's Liberal-trade union-NDP alliance suppressed the Ontario education workers' strike. wsws.org For decades, the purported "progressive" alliance between the union bureaucrats, social democrats and Liberals has served as a key mechanism for suppressing working class opposition to austerity, imperialist war, and attacks on wages and conditions.

WSWS (2023-02-16). New Zealand government slashes funding for COVID response. wsws.org Since Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's resignation in January, the Labour government has taken further steps to dismantle funding and support for people with COVID-19.

WSWS (2023-02-16). "We make billions for this company, and most of us can't pay our rent": UPS workers speak out ahead of summer contract talks. wsws.org Workers are gearing up for a major battle against not only the shipping giant, but against the pro-corporate union bureaucracy.

WSWS (2023-02-16). After mass shooting at Michigan State University: Student protests, vigils, calls for an end to gun violence. wsws.org Two days after a gunman fatally shot three students and critically wounded five others at Michigan State University, shock, horror and grief are turning to anger and a sense that endless mass shootings in America are symptoms of a diseased society.

WSWS (2023-02-16). Golden Globe award winner Argentina, 1985 examines trial of military junta leaders. wsws.org The movie is based on the 1985 criminal trial of the leaders of the military junta responsible for the abduction, kidnapping, rape, torture and murder of hundreds of thousands of people.

Jason Ditz (2023-02-16). US Endorsement Fails to Help Iraqi Currency Exchange Rate. news.antiwar.com Dragged down by a crumbling currency, Iraqi officials Friday the 3rd saw the dinar bounce off of record lows, but predicted recoveries never materialized, and the currency is

Misión Verdad (2023-02-16). Washington Concerned About Recovery of Petrocaribe. orinocotribune.com By Misión Verdad — Feb 15, 2023 | A recent analysis

teleSUR- hvh, JCM (2023-02-16). Fundan la Asociación de Mártires y Víctimas en Puno, Perú. telesurtv.net El titular de la asociación afirmó que el objetivo de la misma es lograr la justicia y reparación para las víctimas.

Staff (2023-02-16). Lisandra Ordaz se mantiene a la cabeza del Campeonato Nacional Femenino de Ajedrez. cubadebate.cu Aunque no pudo someter la víspera a su rival, la pinareña Lisandra Ordaz se mantuvo en la vanguardia del Campeonato Nacional Femenino de Ajedrez de Camagàºey 2023, que se acerca al punto final. Lisandra quedó con 4,5 puntos de seis posibles y aventaja por a mínima diferencia a su coterránea Yerisbel Miranda y a las santiagueras Yaniela Forgas y Oleiny Linares.

A Guest Author (2023-02-16). Legendario periodista dice que buzos de EE.UU. volaron los Nord Stream. workers.org Victoria Nuland: "Nos agrada mucho saber que el Nord Stream 2 se ha convertido en un montón de chatarra en el fondo del mar." En un artículo publicado aquí el último octubre en inglés, Sara Flounders demostró que los EE.UU. gañaba lo más de la destrucción de Nordstream 1 y . . . |

teleSUR, hvh, JDO (2023-02-16). Presidentes de Irán y China fortalecen cooperación bilateral. telesurtv.net Los mandatarios reiteraron que "desarrollar una estrecha relación estratégica es una elección histórica".

W. T. Whitney Jr. (2023-02-16). Presidente de México quiere alianza internacional contra bloqueo a Cuba. peoplesworld.org Con motivo de la reciente visita del presidente cubano Miguel Díaz-Canel a México, el líder de ese país, el presidente Andrés Manuel López Obrador, (AMLO) planteó la posibilidad de que muchas naciones cooperen para oponerse al bloqueo de Estados Unidos contra Cuba. AMLO se ha convertido en el campeón de Cuba en la arena internacional, …

Staff (2023-02-16). Gustavo Pereira: "La poesía es una de las grandes pedagogas de la sensibilidad" (+ Video). cubadebate.cu En los versos de Gustavo Pereira se revisita una y otra vez a Venezuela. Las palabras escritas en sus libros fotografían la verdad y el compromiso como base de un cambio político y social. Es también, una constante denuncia a los problemas culturales que marchitan a la sociedad, a la historia, a la idiosincrasia de ese país, y a la de América Latina.

Staff (2023-02-16). Descargue el libro "El sabueso de los Baskerville", de Arthur Conan Doyle (+ 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 "El sabueso de los Baskerville", de Arthur Conan Doyle.

Staff (2023-02-16). Entregan premio Calendario 2023 en la Feria Internacional del Libro de La Habana. cubadebate.cu Como es tradicional en la Feria Internacional del Libro de La Habana se entregaron esta tarde los premios Calendario 2023, máxima distinción literaria que otorga la Asociación Hermanos Saíz (AHS). A casi tres década de creados este reconocimiento permite a jóvenes escritores cubanos entrar con sus obras en el circuito literario nacional.

Staff (2023-02-16). La historia local presente en FILH 2023: Verde Olivo presenta el libro Del Moncada: Los muchachos de Artemisa. cubadebate.cu "Crecí con la historia a mi lado", contó María de las Nieves Galá León una de las autoras del libro Del Moncada, Los muchachos de Artemisa presentando en formato digital por la editorial Verde Olivo este miércoles en la Feria Internacional del Libro de La Habana. Un texto que recoge los testimonios de los protagonistas que participaron en el hecho de la provincia.

Staff (2023-02-16). Ante el vertido de sustancias tóxicas en Ohio, exhortan a beber agua embotellada. cubadebate.cu El gobernador del estado de Ohio, Mike DeWine, exhortó ayer a los residentes que viven cerca del lugar del descarrilamiento de un tren con gas tóxico a beber agua embotellada, mientras las autoridades indagan las posibles consecuencias ambientales del accidente registrado a principios de este mes.

Staff (2023-02-16). Conozca la programación de FILH 2023 este jueves 16 de febrero. cubadebate.cu El día 9 de febrero 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 jueves 16 de febrero en sus principales sedes. Aproveche la oportunidad y disfrute de esta fiesta del libro y la literatura.

Staff (2023-02-16). Muere preso en Estados Unidos después que guardias lo pusieran en congelador de una cárcel en Alabama. cubadebate.cu Un hombre de Alabama murió congelado dentro de una cárcel del condado después de que los guardias lo colocaran dentro de una cámara frigorífica u otra área fría, alega una demanda presentada recientemente.

teleSUR, DRL (2023-02-16). Congreso español aprueba leyes sobre aborto y cambio de sexo. telesurtv.net Prohíbe las terapias de conversión y da garantías para la maternidad y la filiación a las personas LGTBIQ+, así como que los centros sanitarios públicos deberán organizar sus servicios para garantizar la prestación del aborto.

teleSUR, hvh, JDO (2023-02-16). Crece la cifra de fallecidos por sismos en Türkiye y Siria. twitter.com La Autoridad de Gestión de Desastres y Emergencias turca precisó que más de 108.000 personas resultaron heridas a consecuencia de los terremotos.

teleSUR, hvh, MER (2023-02-16). Conozca acciones para reducir riesgo de cáncer desde la infancia. telesurtv.net La OPS indica que la detección oportuna del cáncer alarga y mejora la calidad de vida de los niños e incluso poder curarlos.

teleSUR, JCM (2023-02-16). Consejo de Ministros pasa al plan de acción para reconstruir Siria. telesurtv.net Este plan de acción incluye la intensificación de las operaciones de socorro para hacer frente a las repercusiones del devastador terremoto que golpeó cuatro provincias sirias.

teleSUR, JDO (2023-02-16). Presidente de Ecuador amenaza a medio que reveló trama de corrupción. telesurtv.net Comunicadores responsabilizan a Lasso de lo que pueda ocurrirles y ratifican que seguirán revelando detalles sobre supuestos actos ilícitos en su mandato.

teleSUR, JDO (2023-02-16). Türkiye necesita construir más de 400.000 edificios tras sismos. t.co Administración de Desarrollo de Vivienda informó que la construcción de nuevos hogares comenzará a finales de febrero o inicios de marzo.

teleSUR, JGN (2023-02-16). Comienza 44 cumbre de la Comunidad del Caribe en Bahamas. telesurtv.net La secretaria general de la Caricom destacó la voluntad que existe dentro del bloque regional para que Haití supere sus problemas.

teleSUR, JGN (2023-02-16). Magistrados a la CSJ de Honduras serían elegidos este jueves. telesurtv.net Según la ley, la elección de los magistrados debe ser aprobada por una mayoría calificada de los 128 diputados que conforman el Congreso.

teleSUR, MER (2023-02-16). Presidente Maduro: sector opositor no ha cumplido con acuerdo. telesurtv.net El jefe de Estado recordó que este acuerdo se conversó durante meses y se firmó con garantes internacionales.

teleSUR, YSM (2023-02-16). Presidente de Argentina juramenta al nuevo jefe de Gabinete. telesurtv.net El mandatario también despidió a Juan Manzur, que se desempeñará como gobernador de la provincia de Tucumán.

Staff (2023-02-16). Discreto debut para los judocas cubanos en el Grand Slam de Tel Aviv. cubadebate.cu Derrotas en su primera salida para los debutantes Milko Obregón (60 kg), Danilo García (66 kg) y para la más fogueada Arnaes Odelín (57 kg) dejaron a Cuba sin opciones en el día inicial del Grand Slam de Judo de Tel Aviv, un torneo donde la Mayor de Las Antillas inscribió a nueve representantes. En este torneo competirá la estelar Idalys Ortiz.

teleSUR, rp, JGN (2023-02-16). Cinco canciones para recordar al cantautor Alí Primera. telesurtv.net Gracias a su compromiso con las causas justas, el cantautor Alí Primera fue bautizado como "El cantor del pueblo".

Staff (2023-02-16). Reportan sismo perceptible en Guantánamo y Santiago de Cuba. cubadebate.cu La red de estaciones del Servicio Sismológico Nacional Cubano ha registrado un terremoto reportado como perceptible a las 01: 50 am hora localizado en las coordenadas 19.67 grados de latitud norte y los —73.72 grados de longitud oeste, a una profundidad de 10.0 km y con una magnitud de 5.5, situado a 79.3 km al sureste de Maisí, provincia de Guantánamo.

teleSUR, lvm, YSM (2023-02-16). Llegan a Siria 40 médicos de Belarús. telesurtv.net Tres aviones, dos de Bielorrusia y uno de Jordania llegaron a los aeropuertos internacionales de Damasco, Alepo y Latakia.

teleSUR, odr, YSM (2023-02-16). Registran sismo de magnitud 6,1 en Filipinas. telesurtv.net El seísmo tuvo lugar sobre las 13H10 (hora local) y se localizó a unos 10 kilómetros al noreste de la localidad de Miaga.

teleSUR, JGN (2023-02-16). Presidenta designada de Perú se reúne con líder de Fuerza Popular. telesurtv.net Los movimientos sociales peruanos se mantienen en las calles en rechazo al Gobierno de Boluarte y en demanda de elecciones generales y el cierre del Congreso.

Staff (2023-02-16). Hoy en la Mesa Redonda: Conversando con el ministro de Energía y Minas. mesaredonda.cubadebate.cu El Ministro de Energía y Minas Vicente de la O Levy comparece este jueves en la Mesa Redonda para conversar sobre la situación actual y perspectivas del sistema eléctrico nacional, las acciones para desarrollar el uso de las fuentes renovables de energía, la producción de petróleo, el níquel y otros minerales y otros asuntos de interés.

teleSUR, DRL (2023-02-16). Tiroteo en mercado deja un muerto y heridos en Texas, EE.UU. telesurtv.net El centro comercial de los hechos, el Cielo Vista, está junto a la tienda Walmart donde un hombre armado mató a 23 personas el 3 de agosto de 2019.

teleSUR, JDO (2023-02-16). Informan avance de FFAA rusas en Artiomovsk, ciudad del Donbás. telesurtv.net Ocupan alturas aledañas a la ciudad. Cubren con fuego de artillería un corredor utilizado por tropas ucranianas para llevar refuerzos y retirarse del área.

teleSUR, odr, YSM (2023-02-16). Cuba agradece donativo ruso de 25.000 toneladas de trigo. telesurtv.net Las autoridades reconocieron el valor del donativo en nombre del Gobierno y pueblo del país caribeño.

teleSUR, lvm, YSM (2023-02-16). Gobierno de Brasil retomará más de 14.000 obras detenidas. telesurtv.net "Vamos a viajar por todo Brasil anunciando la reanudación de las obras detenidas. Hay 4.000 obras detenidas en el área de educación", precisó Lula da Silva…

teleSUR, lvm, JGN (2023-02-16). Entregan a la Justicia chilena informe sobre la muerte de Neruda. telesurtv.net La coordinadora del panel de expertos, Gloria Ramírez, entregó el documento a la ministra de la Corte de Apelaciones de Santiago, Paola Plaza.

teleSUR, odr, JGN (2023-02-16). Chile reconoce a Venezuela por apoyo en combate de incendios. telesurtv.net El reconocimiento tuvo lugar en el marco de la conmemoración del Día Nacional del Brigadista Forestal en Chile.

teleSUR, YSM (2023-02-16). Uruguay decreta emergencia sanitaria ante casos de gripe aviar. telesurtv.net Tras los exámenes correspondientes se detectó en las aves muertas el virus de Influenza Aviar (H5) de alta patogenicidad.

Staff (2023-02-16). Designan a nuevo ministro presidente del Banco Central de Cuba. cubadebate.cu El Consejo de estado a propuesta del Presidente de la República, previa aprobación del Buró Político del Comité Central del Partido, acordó promover al cargo de Ministro Presidente del Banco Central de Cuba al compañero Joaquín Alonso Vázquez, actual presidente de Casas de Cambio (CADECA S.A).

Staff (2023-02-16). Elecciones en Cuba: Reanuda Díaz-Canel intercambio con pueblo santaclareño. cubadebate.cu El presidente cubano Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez se encuentra en Santa Clara para retomar el intercambio, junto a sus 7 compañeros de candidatura, con los pobladores de la ciudad, cuya Asamblea Municipal los nominó como candidatos a diputados. La provincia de Villa Clara cuenta con 32 candidatos a diputados a la X Legislatura de la ANPP.

Zack Linly (2023-02-15). Charlottesville 'Unite The Right' Tiki Torch Marcher Dies By Suicide Just Before His Drug Trafficking Trial. newsone.com Teddy Joseph Von Nukem, a participant in the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, died by suicide ahead of a drug trafficking trial. Video shows he was involved in the brutal beating of a Black man during the deadly rally.

Margaret Flowers, Clearing the FOG. (2023-02-14). Take Action To Demand Justice For Our Political Prisoners. popularresistance.org This week, Clearing the FOG speaks with two advocates for the freedom of political prisoners Mumia Abu-Jamal and Leonard Peltier. Mumia Abu-Jamal is waiting to hear if Judge Lucretia Clemons will grant a new hearing on his case that includes new evidence of corruption in the legal process that led to his false conviction. On February 16, port workers will strike on the West Coast in support of an international day of action in for Mumia. Noelle Hanrahan of Prison Radio talks about his case and the carceral state. Leonard Peltier has now served almost 50 years in prison on a murder charge involving FBI agents. Col…

Editor at Global Grind (2023-02-15). Why Pharrell Was Named Louis Vuitton's New Men's Creative Director. newsone.com Source: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin / Getty | Louis Vuitton names artist and entrepreneur The company announced its decision Tuesday (Nov. 14), marking Pietro Beccari's first major deci…

Zack Linly (2023-02-15). Nikki Haley Announces 2024 Presidential Run By Promoting White Lies To End Racial Division. newsone.com Nikki Haley's video announcing her candidacy for president in 2024 was a tone-deaf, delusional white nationalist ode to American jingoism. The hypocrisy would be laughable if it wasn't so dangerous.

Bruce C.T. Wright (2023-02-15). Karl Malone's 'Pedophile' Past Haunts Him After NBA Names Him Judge Of Dunk Contest. newsone.com The announcement that Karl Malone would judge the NBA dunk contest draws attention to the hoops legend's "pedophile" past. Fans sounded off on social media.

Bruce C.T. Wright (2023-02-15). Man Tries To Attack Racist Buffalo Mass Murderer At Sentencing As Victim's Family Addresses The Court. newsone.com Payton Gendron will get a life sentence for a racist mass shooting in Buffalo, but the death penalty is still very much a real possibility thanks to his federal hate crime charges.

Brandee Sanders (2023-02-15). NASA Aims To Empower The Next Generation Of STEM Innovators At HBCUs With $12 Million Donation. newsone.com NASA has donated $11.7 million to eight HBCUs to support the creation of curricula centered on artificial intelligence and machine learning.

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