Daily Archives: February 20, 2023

2023-02-20: News Headlines

Ben Norton (2023-02-20). West tells Global South 'you can't be neutral' in Ukraine war: You are either with us, or against us. geopoliticaleconomy.com The foreign ministers of the US, Germany, and Ukraine told the world at the Munich Security Conference, "Neutrality is not an option" in the West's proxy war against Russia, implicitly criticizing the vast majority of Global South countries, which are independent.

Bob Bishop (2023-02-20). At the Munich Security Conference, demagogue Nancy Pelosi supports F-16s for Ukraine. sonar21.com The 58th Munich Security Conference (MSC) convened last week. It was the coven of globalists of over four hundred high-profile and senior decision-makers. The MSC is a forum to discuss and debate…

Chris D'Angelo, HuffPost. (2023-02-20). Water Testing After Ohio Derailment — Led By Rail Company Itself — Condemned As 'Sloppy'. popularresistance.org The state used preliminary results from railroad-funded sampling to declare that East Palestine's drinking water was safe in the wake of the toxic spill.

Lee Camp, Mintpress News. (2023-02-20). The Most Censored Stories of The Year, with Andy Lee Roth. popularresistance.org Andy Lee Roth, associate director of Project Censored, joined the "Behind the Headlines" interview series to discuss the 2021 edition of the group's annual Top 25 Most Censored Stories book. As the title suggests, the book covers important stories that are underreported or neglected by the mainstream media.

Sahra Wagenknecht & Christoph Habermann (2023-02-20). Stumbling into world war and Ukraine War. 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.

Dave DeCamp (2023-02-20). Finland Reverses Course, Says It Will Join NATO Without Sweden. news.antiwar.com Finnish officials have said they would join NATO without Sweden if Turkey only approves their membership, reversing their previous position that they would only join together with Stockholm. The comments came after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sweden wouldn't receive support from Ankara over a Quran-burning protest that was held in front of the …

Michael Snyder (2023-02-20). A Cover-up of Epic Proportions Is Happening in East Palestine, Ohio. globalresearch.ca

Margaret Kimberley (2023-02-20). Did the US Blow Up Nord Stream If There Is No Media to Report It? globalresearch.ca

Laith Fadel (2023-02-20). East Palestine residents search for answers after train derailment. america.cgtn.com The local authorities in the city of East Palestine, Ohio say that the water, air and soil are safe for its residents after a train carrying toxic chemicals derailed more than two weeks ago. But residents there worry they aren't being told the whole truth …

The Cradle (2023-02-20). African Union renews full support for Palestine, confirms Israel not invited to summit. popularresistance.org In the closing statement of the 36th ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Assembly held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the regional bloc confirmed its "complete support" for the State of Palestine. | The AU condemned ongoing Israeli crimes against Palestinians, including forced evictions, extrajudicial detentions, illegal settlement expansion, and apartheid. | This statement came just one day after an Israeli delegation was unceremoniously booted from the summit's opening ceremony.

Moon Of Alabama. (2023-02-20). Recognizing The War Is Lost The 'West' Seeks An Exit. popularresistance.org U.S. President Joe Biden is in Kiev today to rescue his lunatic project of destroying Russia by proxy war. But there is no good way to do that. | A review of 'western' media shows that the inevitable outcome of the war is now recognized. The only still open alternatives are to risk a large nuclear war or to retreat from 'western' dreams of its permanent hegemony. | Few 'western' officials will admit that the war is lost, that Russia has won in Ukraine. But it has. It had won the war when it successfully trapped the Ukrainian army into a war of attrition.

Ajamu Baraka, Black Agenda Report. (2023-02-20). Colombian Peace Caravan: Bringing the Hope of "Total Peace" to Afro-Colombian and Indigenous Territories. popularresistance.org Ajamu Baraka representing BAP's Haiti/Americas Team was invited to serve as part of an international delegation of human rights defenders that would accompany the activists, community leaders, government officials and representatives of the National Liberation Army (ELN) on an historic "humanitarian Caravan" between January 17 and the 21st to the Indigenous and Afro-Colombian areas of the Pacific coast of Colombia as part of the peace process initiated by the new government in Colombia. Ajamu was also an observer and international guarantor in Havana, Cuba during the last round of the Peace Process that produced…

Gabriela Aoun Angueira, Next City. (2023-02-20). How To Build A Better Bike-Share Program. popularresistance.org Blue Bikes, which New Orleans launched in 2017 to reduce emissions and offer reliable transportation to low-income residents, was flourishing before COVID shut down the city. It had recently converted all its pedal bikes to electric and was in the process of doubling its fleet. But Uber paused the program when the pandemic hit, then spun it off to the micromobility company Lime as part of its investment in that company. Lime wanted to bring electric scooters to New Orleans. The city wasn't interested in scooters and eventually canceled the contract. Seemingly overnight, the bikes were gone.

Kyle K. Moore, Economic Policy Institute. (2023-02-20). Five principles for making state and local reparations plans reparative. popularresistance.org We are still living in the aftermath of 2020's overlapping crises of racial injustice, our nation's polycrisis. Between the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ensuing economic recession, and the public police murder of George Floyd, we saw a harsh truth about the structure of American political economy: White supremacy has shaped our institutions such that their outcome is consistent Black precarity and premature death. | This confluence of tragedies brought awareness of the Black American condition to a new generation. It also reinvigorated interest among academics and policymakers to finally do something a…

Patrick Lawrence, Scheer Post. (2023-02-20). Munich as Propaganda Fest. popularresistance.org I love Wang Yi's response when The New York Times's Michael Crowley caught him in a hallway at the Munich Security Conference Saturday and asked the Chinese foreign minister if he planned to meet Secretary of State Antony Blinken on the sidelines. | "He simply chuckled," Crowley wrote of Wang at the conclusion of his report. | Chuckled. I am reminded of that moment last year when Blinken, after formal talks in Moscow, pulled Sergei Lavrov into a private room at the Kremlin and asked Russia's foreign minister if it was true Moscow's plan was to reconstruct the Russian Empire. Lavrov stared, turned, and left the ro…

People's Dispatch. (2023-02-20). Syria just suffered a devastating earthquake but Israeli bombing does not stop. popularresistance.org Israeli attacks on Syria continue even as Syria struggles with the aftermath of the February 6 earthquake, in which over 5,800 were killed. Israeli attacks on Syria continue even as Syria struggles with the aftermath of the February 6 earthquake, in which over 5,800 were killed. Israeli attacks on Syria continue even as Syria struggles with the aftermath of the February 6 earthquake, in which over 5,800 were killed.

WSWS (2023-02-20). Washington accuses Russia of "crimes against humanity" to justify escalation of Ukraine war. wsws.org As with previous US proclamations about human rights abuses by Russia, Harris' comments were meant to provide cover for the major escalation of US involvement in the war in Ukraine.

Anonymous103 (2023-02-20). Battle For Bakhmut: Military Overview On February 20, 2023 (Video 18+). southfront.org Wagner fighters in Paraskovievka | On February 20, the Russian Ministry of Defence confirmed Russian control of the town of Paraskovievka located on the north-western outskirts of the city of Bakhmut (originally called Artyomovsk). The report of the Russian Defence Ministry indicates the end of the mop up operation in the settlement. Head of the Wagner PMC Yevgeny Prigozhin claimed control of Paraskovievka on February 17."The settlement of Paraskovievka is under full control of the units of the PMC "Wagner". Desp…

Connor Freeman (2023-02-20). Washington Plans Fresh Sanctions on Russia, Key Industries Targeted. news.antiwar.com The White House is readying a raft of new sanctions and export controls to impose on Russia, as the war in Ukraine turns one year old, according to Bloomberg. The coming new penalties are said to be focused on targeting key Russian industries as well as so called sanctions circumvention or business conducted with Russian …

Editor (2023-02-20). Sanders Proposes 'New Deal for Journalism' To Ensure Media Serves Public Interest. scheerpost.com

Editor (2023-02-20). The Rail Unions Warned Us. Greed Is Dangerous. scheerpost.com

Editor (2023-02-20). US Admits Weather Pushed Chinese Balloon Off Course, US Shot Down Hobbyist's $12 Balloon in $2 Million Attack. scheerpost.com US officials acknowledged the Chinese balloon they shot down on February 4 had likely been blown off course by unexpected weather. The US Air Force later spent $2 million using missiles to blow up what appeared to be a $12 hobbyist balloon.

_____ (2023-02-20). Why is Washington replacing Georgia's overseer Kelly Degnan? journal-neo.org In the rapidly changing situation around Russia's successful special operation to denazify the criminal Ukrainian regime, the Biden administration decided to urgently replace its "overseer" in Ukraine — Ambassador Kelly Degnan. After all, against the background of the outright failure of the Russophobic adventure of the White House using the revival of neo-Nazism in opposition …

Staff (2023-02-20). Samidoun Brussels event highlights Palestinian liberation from the river to the sea. samidoun.net On Saturday, 11 February, Samidoun Brussels organized a symposium, "From the River to the Sea: Visions of Palestinian Liberation," with a discussion about the future of the Palestinian liberation struggle starting from the point of the necessity of the total liberation of Palestine. A full room greeted speakers at DK, where activists and organizers from …

Muhammed Shabeer (2023-02-20). Anti-fascists expose neo-Nazi 'mourning' over Dresden bombing. peoplesdispatch.org Far-right political parties and neo-Nazi groups have been trying to hijack the commemoration of the Allied bombing of the city of Dresden during World War II by suggesting it was morally equivalent to the Holocaust…

____ (2023-02-20). Israeli Security Forces Carry Out Massacre in Jenin, Palestine. transcend.org 13 Feb 2023 – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir have vowed to make it easier for Israelis to carry guns. Ben-Gvir: "I want weapons on the streets, I want Israeli citizens to be able to protect themselves." It follows the Zionist narrative of demonizing the victim and sanctifying the aggressor [remember Hitler & Nazism.

Larry Johnson (2023-02-20). A Pivotal Week for Russia and Ukraine. sonar21.com Take a good look at this map. From Kherson in the south to Yanshulivka in the north covers a distance of approximately 1000 miles. That is akin to the distance…

Grace Storrie (2023-02-20). The Weekly Round-up: Earthquake aftermath, crimes against humanity, and Ukraine. ukhumanrightsblog.com In the news The United States has formally determined that Russia has committed crimes against humanity in Ukraine. Speaking at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday, US Vice-President Kamala Harris accused Russia of 'gruesome acts of murder, torture, rape and deportation' and said those who had committed crimes would be held to account. UK Prime Minister …

Dana E. Abizaid (2023-02-20). US Is Pushing Olympics to Exclude Russia, But What About Its Own War Crimes? truthout.org Ministers from 35 countries recently met to discuss a proposed ban on Russian athletes in the 2024 Olympic games. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky joined the meeting and dramatically stated, "If there's an Olympic sport with killings and missile strikes, you know which team would take first place." The Russian military has indeed inflicted tragedy on Ukraine. However, Zelensky's remarks also… |

_____ (2023-02-20). An Unexpected Insight (for the Élite): The U.S. May Be the Biggest Loser in the War on Russia. strategic-culture.org Where does Europe go in the wake of the Nord Stream allegations? It is hard to see a Germany-dominated Europe diverging far from Washington. | "NATO has never been stronger; Russia is a global Pariah; and the world remains inspired by Ukrainian bravery and resilience; in short, Russia has lost, Russia has lost strategically, operationally and tactically — and they are paying an enormous price on the battlefield". | He, (General Mark Milley, U.S. Chief of Defence Staff) doesn't believe a word of that. We know that he doesn't believe it because, two months ago, he said the exact opposite — until he was…

____ (2023-02-20). Media Ignore Seymour Hersh Bombshell Report of US Destroying Nord Stream II. transcend.org 15 Feb 2023 – Hersh, the journalist who broke the stories of the My Lai Massacre, the CIA spying program and the Abu Ghraib torture scandal, reports that U.S. Navy divers attached C4 explosive charges to the pipeline and President Biden himself ordered its destruction, an operation that began planning long before the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Despite this, corporate media have overwhelmingly ignored the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter's bombshell.

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2023-02-20). Left and Right Join Together to Rage Against Ukraine War on Its One Year Anniversary. covertactionmagazine.com Several thousand people gathered at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., on Sunday, February 19, to protest U.S. support for the war in Ukraine around the time of its one-year anniversary. The protest was organized by the People's Party and Libertarian Party. It brought together groups on the left and libertarian right which were unified …

WSWS (2023-02-20). Warmonger Alexander Vindman to speak at University of Michigan. wsws.org Vindman is one of the central military-political figures involved in promoting, entrenching and escalating a prolonged and bloody US-NATO war with Russia in Ukraine.

Fight Back (2023-02-20). Against Trotskyism: Socialism in one country. fightbacknews.org One of the main pillars of Trotskyism is the denial of the possibility of building socialism in a single country. This is an outgrowth of Trotsky's permanent revolution theory, which argued that the revolution in Russia depended on the immediate success of revolution in western Europe to avoid defeat. Nevertheless, the Soviet Union did indeed build socialism in one country, so we should look at the disagreements between Marxism-Leninism and Trotskyism on this point and try to understand where they come from. | Trotsky's permanent revolution theory was, from the beginning, opposed to the idea that socialism could…

WSWS (2023-02-20). US menaces China over balloon, arms for Russia. wsws.org US Secretary of State Antony Blinken bluntly warned top Chinese diplomat Wang Yi of "the implications and consequences if China provides material support to Russia or assistance with systemic sanctions evasion."

_____ (2023-02-20). U.S. Pressure on Japan to Free Jailed Naval Officer Is Misplaced. strategic-culture.org Stephen Givens is a corporate lawyer and an adjunct professor at Keio University Law School in Tokyo. | By Stephen GIVENS | U.S. Senator Mike Lee is threatening Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida that he will put Tokyo's security arrangements with Washington under congressional review unless an imprisoned Navy officer is released and allowed to return home by the end of the month. | Put aside the recklessness of a threat, by Twitter post no less, to upset security arrangements with America's strongest Asian ally over the alleged mistreatment of an individual citizen. Ignore the arrogance of assuming it is in t…

____ (2023-02-20). NATO's Aggressive Militarism. transcend.org The Illegality of NATO: Violation of the UN Charter and the Nuremberg Principles…

Fight Back (2023-02-20). Minneapolis: Stop the demolition! Stop polluting native communities! fightbacknews.org Minneapolis MN – On February 19, around 100 protesters and community members gathered at the Roof Depot site in the East Phillips neighborhood to protest the impending demolition of the building. The Climate Justice Committee organized the protest as part of the week of action for the Defend the Atlanta Forest, connecting the struggles against environmental racism and police terror in Atlanta to the local struggle against the pollution of oppressed nationality and working-class communities like East Phillips. The Twin Cities Coalition for Justice for Jamar also joined the protest, demanding justice for Manuel "To…

____ (2023-02-20). Barcelona Mayor Cuts City's Ties with Israel over 'Crime of Apartheid'. transcend.org 9 Feb 2023 – Barcelona Mayor Ada Colau yesterday announced her city is cutting ties with Israel and ending its symbolic 25-year-old "twin cities" relationship with Tel Aviv over the Israeli government's violent anti-Palestinian policies. "We cannot be silent," said Colau.

_____ (2023-02-20). Narrative Is Used to Override Healthy Human Self-Interest. strategic-culture.org By Caitlin JOHNSTONE | Take violence, for example. Predator animals survive by attacking and killing other animals for their own benefit, but as soon as a prey animal makes it clear that it's not worth the effort, the predator will back off in its own self-interest. The predator understands instinctually that attacking a healthy bull elephant isn't worth the risk to its own physical wellbeing, and even a wildebeest that proves stronger than expected will be backed off from. A broken bone or a nasty wound can mean the death of the predator, and even a prey animal that forces a predator to expend too much energy wo…

Robert S. Becker (2023-02-20). Comic relief from Mike Pence, as if delusion, deflection, and cowardice will redeem lost star power. nationofchange.org Pence looks more like the walking, even staggering dead, having now neutralized his one and only courageous Senate action.

____ (2023-02-20). Local gov'ts urged investment restraint over NEV startups. ecns.cn A former top industry official has cautioned local governments against rushing blindly into China's burgeoning new energy vehicle sector, saying that they should refrain from becoming investors in startups.

____ (2023-02-20). Former head of China's state railway indicted for bribery. ecns.cn Sheng Guangzu, former secretary of the leading Party members group and general manager of the formerly-named China Railway Corp., has been indicted on charges of taking bribes, the Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) said Monday.

____ (2023-02-20). China's space-tracking ship sets sail for new missions. ecns.cn China's space-tracking ship Yuanwang-5 departed from a port in east China's Jiangsu Province on Monday to conduct spacecraft monitoring missions.

____ (2023-02-20). China's health insurance reform: What is changing. ecns.cn As many places in China have rolled out the health insurance reform, some residents noticed their monthly health insurance income was cut less.

Robert S. Becker (2023-02-20). Comic relief from Mike Pence, as if delusion, deflection, and cowardice will redeem lost star power. nationofchange.org Pence looks more like the walking, even staggering dead, having now neutralized his one and only courageous Senate action.

____ (2023-02-20). Local gov'ts urged investment restraint over NEV startups. ecns.cn A former top industry official has cautioned local governments against rushing blindly into China's burgeoning new energy vehicle sector, saying that they should refrain from becoming investors in startups.

____ (2023-02-20). Former head of China's state railway indicted for bribery. ecns.cn Sheng Guangzu, former secretary of the leading Party members group and general manager of the formerly-named China Railway Corp., has been indicted on charges of taking bribes, the Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) said Monday.

____ (2023-02-20). China's space-tracking ship sets sail for new missions. ecns.cn China's space-tracking ship Yuanwang-5 departed from a port in east China's Jiangsu Province on Monday to conduct spacecraft monitoring missions.

____ (2023-02-20). China's health insurance reform: What is changing. ecns.cn As many places in China have rolled out the health insurance reform, some residents noticed their monthly health insurance income was cut less.

____ (2023-02-20). NW China's Xinjiang clears another three border ports for passenger traffic. ecns.cn Northwest China's Xinjiang region resumed passenger traffic at three of its land border ports with Central Asian countries on Monday to meet the need of people-to-people exchange.

____ (2023-02-20). China's first domestically produced antidepressant approved for market sale. ecns.cn China's first domestically produced antidepressant recently received approval for market sale, making a major innovative breakthrough for domestic drugs in treating depression.

____ (2023-02-20). Migratory birds flock to wetland in east China. ecns.cn A flock of pied avocet forage at the coastal wetland in Lianyungang, east China's Jiangsu Province, Feb. 19, 2023.

____ (2023-02-20). Parrots 'enjoy' plum blossoms in Nanjing. ecns.cn A parrot raised by a Nanjing citizen perches on a branch of blossoming plum tree at the Meihuashan (Plum Blossom Hill) scenic area in Nanjing, east China's Jiangsu Province, becoming part of the beautiful scenes.

_____ (2023-02-20). Third impeachment in North Korea's history. journal-neo.org On several occasions in his recent articles dealing with the political consequences of the disaster in Itaewon on October 29, 2022, the author has referred to the attempts of the Together Democratic Party (the Democrats) to secure the "dismissal" of Lee Sang-min, Minister of the Interior and Safety (a post that is the equivalent of …

Ann Brown (2023-02-20). America's Token Chief Diversity Officers: Change Agents Or Protectors Of Institutions And Optical PR? moguldom.com A chief diversity officer is an upper-level manager whose focus is on inclusion and equality at their company or educational institution. Chief diversity officers must usually have years of diversity training and experience and an advanced degree, according to the job recruitment platform Indeed. It's considered a vital position to further inclusion, but some chief diversity …

Brandee Sanders (2023-02-20). California-Based HBCU Cultivates Its First Independent Medical Degree Program. newsone.com

Editor (2023-02-20). Chris Hedges: Rage Against The War Machine Speech. scheerpost.com

Editor (2023-02-20). [Rewind] Eddie Conway: Prisons Enable America's Obscene Wealth. scheerpost.com

Global Research News (2023-02-20). Selected Articles: Medical Marvel or the Second Coming of Al Capone? Pfizer's Sins and Crimes. "We have a vaccine which is killing people" globalresearch.ca

Iowa Capital Dispatch (2023-02-20). You can't be for Liberty if you're for banning Books. juancole.com By Bill Tubbs | — ( Iowa Capital Dispatch) — Two years ago in my column in the North Scott Press, I introduced "Signs that the Apocalypse is Upon Us," to call attention to items which, though they are actually happening, are so surreal that it seems the end of time must be near. Gov. …

Mansa Musa (2023-02-20). We lost Malcolm X, but we can't lose the dream of international revolution. therealnews.com Feb. 21, 2023, marks the 58th anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X. We honor his life and legacy by recalling his revolutionary message to the downtrodden peoples of the world and committing to carrying on his fight for liberation. In this special commemorative episode of Rattling the Bars, Mansa Musa speaks with freedom fighters Paulette Dauteuil and Ashanti Alston about how Malcolm X shaped their own politics, why the dream of international revolution was so essential to Malcolm's vision, and how we can keep that dream alive today. | Paulette Dauteuil is the former Co-chair (2010-2012) and Nation…

Otis Grotewohl (2023-02-20). Tech layoffs expose capitalism. workers.org High-tech companies are laying off workers at record levels. More than 93,000 tech positions have been eliminated this year, and it is only the second month. These cuts include 6,650 job losses announced by Dell and the layoff of 1,300 Zoom employees in early February. (crunchbase.com, Feb. 15, 2023) The . . . |

Staff (2023-02-20). Venezuela Rejects Guyana's Accusations of 'Venezuelan Imperialism' Regarding Essequibo Dispute. orinocotribune.com This week marks the 57th anniversary of the Geneva Agreement signed in 1966 between Venezuela, the United Kingdom, and the then British colony of Guyana. | The government of Venezuela has "categorically" rejected a On Friday, February 17, on the 5…

Staff (2023-02-20). Gothenburg stands in solidarity with Palestine. samidoun.net Samidoun Gà∂teborg joined fellow Palestine organizations in Gothenburg, Sweden, on Friday, 10 February for a stand in solidarity with the Palestinian people. The action came as part of the Days of Rage and Resistance organized by the Masar Badil, the Palestinian Alternative Revolutionary Path Movement. Participants also expressed their solidarity with the peoples living, struggling …

The Lever (2023-02-20). LEVER WEEKLY: Driving The Narrative. levernews.com

Laith Fadel (2023-02-20). UN warns rising sea levels threaten international peace and security. america.cgtn.com Member states of the United Nations are working on an international treaty to conserve seas beyond national borders, as climate change impacts the globe. Security Council members are warning the effects of the rise in global sea levels could also impact international peace and security. …

Suheir Sheikh (2023-02-20). The chemical spill from the Ohio train derailment. america.cgtn.com On February 3, a 9,300-foot-long freight train transporting hazardous chemicals owned by freight rail operator Norfolk Southern derailed in East Palestine, Ohio. With the potential for some of those hazardous materials to explode, authorities let the train operator conduct a "controlled explosion" on Feb. 6 that released …

Laith Fadel (2023-02-20). Toxic chemical spill in East Palestine raises questions among locals. america.cgtn.com It's been more than two weeks since a freight train derailment in the U.S. state of Ohio caused a massive toxic chemical spill. The local authorities are trying to persuade fearful residents that the environment is now safe, even opening up a special clinic to …

Laith Fadel (2023-02-20). Brazil's Samba parade electrifies Rio de Janeiro crowd. america.cgtn.com It's back after a brief hiatus due to Covid-19. Brazil's famous Samba Schools parade kicked off in full-scale on Sunday, as the country welcomed its yearly Carnival Festival. In 2022, the parade was postponed for two months because of the coronavirus pandemic but this year …

Laith Fadel (2023-02-20). Team Giannis ends Lebron James' NBA All-Star Game win streak. america.cgtn.com It was a weekend to remember in the NBA, as the league concluded its star-studded All-Star Game in Salt Lake City, Utah. The All-Star Game pinned two teams captained by NBA superstars Lebron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo. It was a weekend-long celebration of the sport, …

Laith Fadel (2023-02-20). California residents are not prepared for extreme weather conditions. america.cgtn.com The state of California is facing an ongoing battle with extreme weather conditions that have left its residents unprepared for the aftermath of these natural disasters caused by climate change. The U.S. state has endured widespread wildfires and a record amount of rainfall only months …

Laith Fadel (2023-02-20). Migrants seek social justice through education in Colombia. america.cgtn.com Monday is the United Nations' World Day for Social Justice, a day to recognize the worldwide efforts to tackle imperative issues like poverty, exclusion, human rights and social protections.For many migrants, education can serve as the foundation for achieving greater social justice. With nearly 2.5 …

The Dissenter (2023-02-20). March to War In Iraq, 20 Years Later: February 20, 2003. thedissenter.org The Dissenter Newsletter recalls each day in the timeline of events that led up to the US invasion of Iraq on March 19, 2003, twenty years ago…

Orion Rummler (2023-02-20). Legislative "War Against LGBTQ People" Is Underway, New Report Warns. truthout.org

Rebekah Entralgo (2023-02-20). Calls Grow for Public Ownership of Rail System Following Ohio Train Derailment. truthout.org The toxic clouds that billowed up from a derailed freight train in Ohio earlier this month are a chilling metaphor for the toxic greed that has infected so many of our big corporations. After having to evacuate, residents of the town near the derailment are cautiously going back home, but they still don't know the full extent of the damage to the area's environment and public health. |

Jake Johnson (2023-02-20). Trump's Former Budget Director Is Advising GOP to Cut Medicaid by $2 Trillion. truthout.org The right-wing official who served as budget director for the Trump administration is reportedly playing a significant advisory role for House Republicans as they seek to leverage a fast-approaching debt ceiling crisis to enact spending cuts that would disproportionately impact low-income households. According to The Washington Post, former Office of Management and Budget chief Russ Vought "has… |

Tyler Walicek (2023-02-20). Lawsuit Uncovers Chicago's Failure to Provide Disability Protections in Housing. truthout.org A discovery process in an ongoing federal lawsuit against the City of Chicago has revealed what appears to be an enormous abdication of the city and its Department of Housing's duties to both the disabled community and federal law. Documents turned over in the suit, which was filed by disability rights organization Access Living in 2018, have revealed across-the-board failures in inspecting… |

Unicorn Riot (2023-02-20). Over 100 Families Occupy Abandoned Apartment Complex in Brazil. unicornriot.ninja

_____ (2023-02-20). Canada Has Blood on Its Hands: Ottawa's Role in the Syria War Exposed. strategic-culture.org

americanthinker (2023-02-20). Nationalism Is the Antidote to One-World Government. americanthinker.com When the goal is to obliterate national loyalties, all the madness makes perfect sense.

americanthinker (2023-02-20). Presidents' Day is About Patriotic Love and Freedom. americanthinker.com The two most consequential presidents are the ones whom the woke despise most.

americanthinker (2023-02-20). When Stuff Happens — Blame it on Climate Change! americanthinker.com Lupus, headaches, cancer, is there nothing the left won't blame on climate change?>

americanthinker (2023-02-20). Business professors are wrong about the future of work. americanthinker.com Most university professors continue to misunderstand the economy and what it actually consists of.

americanthinker (2023-02-20). Don didn't warn us about Kamala being past her prime. americanthinker.com Don Lemon could have saved us from "the word salads" and passion for school buses.

americanthinker (2023-02-20). First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his fellow countrymen. americanthinker.com Remembering George Washington on this President's Day.

americanthinker (2023-02-20). SCOTUS will reconsider the Brunson case. americanthinker.com After declining to hear Brunson v. Adams, SCOTUS decides to reconsider.

americanthinker (2023-02-20). Why was the East Palestine tank car blown up? americanthinker.com Why were standard procedures not followed?>

Angela (2023-02-20). Saturday 2/18: Free virtual screening of the film "Jerusalem… the East Side Story" indybay.org Zoom (Registration link is below)…

Ann Brown (2023-02-20). Mother Says Diversity Executive Is A Fake Person of Color, Really A White Woman Named Rachel. moguldom.com There is another race imposter named Rachel. Like the infamous Rachel Dolezal, who claimed to be a Black person and resigned as an NAACP chapter leader after her parents outed her to the media that she was white in 2015, a diversity executive at a major organization has been passing as a woman of color. …

Ann Brown (2023-02-20). After $250,000 Funding, Atlanta's Fulton County Follows California With 1st Reparations Task Force Meeting. moguldom.com Georgia's most-populous county, Fulton County, has followed California by approving $250,000 to study reparations and held its first reparations task force meeting on Feb. 2. The task force is scheduled to meet on the first Thursday of every month. Fulton is Georgia's only county with more than 1 million inhabitants and Atlanta is the state …

____ (2023-02-20). Biden's Misplaced Optimism: 2023 State of the Union Address. transcend.org 18 Feb 2023 – The national situation is far too deeply challenged for us to be content with presidential bromides. What is most needed are policies and practices that embody compassion, and are dedicated with the fullness of being to responding to the imperatives of human security at all levels of social interaction.

____ (2023-02-20). Feeding the Beast That Feeds on You. transcend.org

____ (2023-02-20). Gabriel of Peace or Lucifer of War: Generative Artificial Intelligence. transcend.org Artificial Intelligence, a Protagonist of Global Peace or a Peace Disruptor?>

____ (2023-02-20). Gods, Goddesses and Their Tales. transcend.org As many of us would know, India is a country with several different religious faiths. Apart from well known Christianity and Islam, India is home to various forms of Hinduism and many other beliefs and faiths–Jains, Sikhs, etc. We gave birth to Buddhism.

____ (2023-02-20). Harold Pinter's Acceptance of Nobel Literature 2005. transcend.org Art, Truth & Politics: The truth is to do with how the US understands its role in the world and how it chooses to embody it. I believe it is obligatory upon us some kind of scrutiny. [TMS republishes Pinter's speech due to its relevance and immediacy in 2023.]…

____ (2023-02-20). How the US Crushed the Struggle for a Somali Nation. transcend.org 14 Feb 2023 – As Somalia struggled to hold its first real national elections since the country collapsed in 1991, the US and its allies pushed separatism and undermined democracy so as to militarily dominate the country and plunder its resources.

____ (2023-02-20). How to Be Less Harsh with Yourself (and Others): Ram Dass on the Spiritual Lessons of Trees. transcend.org

____ (2023-02-20). Nord Stream: What Hersh Got Wrong. transcend.org 13 Feb 2023 – There's something not-quite-right about Sy Hersh's report on the destruction of Nord Stream 2. There are a number of inconsistencies in the piece that lead me to believe that Hersh was less interested in presenting 'the unvarnished truth' than relaying a version of events that advance a particular agenda.

____ (2023-02-20). (Norsk-Norwegian) USA — et militarisert samfunn. transcend.org I regnskapsà•ret 2021 gikk 11 prosent av USAs statsbudsjett til milità¶re formà•l, litt mindre enn fà∏r koronaepidemien. Milità¶rbudsjettet utgjorde $754 milliarder (omkring 7 500 milliarder kroner) og foreslà•s à∏kt til $773 milliarder i 2023. I 2022 var utgiftene stà∏rre enn totalen for de neste ni landene i verden, og i 2020 var milità¶rbudsjettet drà∏yt 20 prosent av alle fà∏derale inntekter.

____ (2023-02-20). Over the Rainbow (Music Video of the Week). transcend.org 6 Feb 2023 – The First World Dignity University Initiative Workshop, "For People and the Planet: Learning for a Future of Dignity," has been hosted online on 9 Dec 2022.

____ (2023-02-20). Rage against the War Machine Rally. transcend.org This is the text of a talk I gave in Washington, D.C. on Sunday 19 Feb at the Rage Against The War Machine rally.

____ (2023-02-20). Story Killers: Inside the Deadly Disinformation-for-Hire Industry. transcend.org 14 Feb 2023 – Journalists investigating disinformation are threatened, jailed and in extreme cases, like that of Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh, killed. Forbidden Stories gathered more than 100 journalists from 30 media outlets to expose the inner workings of the global, secretive world of disinformation mercenaries.

____ (2023-02-20). Story Killers (Part 1): In the Age of False News—A Journalist, a Murder, and the Pursuit of an Unfinished Investigation in India. transcend.org In 2017, journalist Gauri Lankesh was assassinated in Bangalore days before she planned to publish an article about disinformation. Over five years later, Forbidden Stories pursued Lankesh's work on fake news and explored new leads in her murder case.

____ (2023-02-20). Story Killers (Part 2): "Team Jorge"—In the Heart of a Global Disinformation Machine. transcend.org 15 Feb 2023 – In Part 2 of the "Story Killers" project, the Forbidden Stories consortium investigated an ultra-secret Israeli company involved in manipulating elections and hacking African politicians. We took an unprecedented dive into a world where troll armies, cyber espionage and influencers are intertwined.

____ (2023-02-20). Sy Hersh & the Way We Live Now. transcend.org 9 Feb 2023 – It is a clear indicator of the disappearance of freedom from our so-called Western democracies that Sy Hersh cannot get the monumental revelation of US destruction of the Nordstream pipelines on the front page of The Washington Post or The New York Times, but has to self-publish on the net.

____ (2023-02-20). US 'Neo-Imperialist' Dollar Scheme Explained by Economist Yanis Varoufakis. transcend.org 3 Feb 2023 – Greece's former Finance Minister explains the US system of "neo-imperialism" based on the dollar, which finances a huge trade deficit by letting foreign capitalists "extract colossal surplus value from their workers and then stash it away in US's rentier economy".

____ (2023-02-20). What We Know about the US Air Force's Balloon Party So Far. transcend.org 18 Feb 2023 – The US military only kill foreigners for resource and profits for the military-industrial complex. Turns out it is also used for shooting down party balloons.

Connor Freeman (2023-02-20). North Korea Launches Ballistic Missiles in Response to War Drills. news.antiwar.com North Korea fired off ballistic missiles as a response to war drills carried out by the United States, Japan, and South Korea this weekend. On Monday, Japan's Coast Guard announced that North Korea launched two ballistic missiles. Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, warned against the increased presence of …

Craig Murray (2023-02-20). Nicola Sturgeon — Used and Discarded. globalresearch.ca

Dana Sanchez (2023-02-20). The Science Of Incentive Buydowns To Reduce Your Mortgage Rate: How This Trend Is Supporting America's Real Estate Industry. moguldom.com Would-be home buyers who took a wait-and-see approach have watched in shock as mortgage interest rates almost doubled in the past year. An option to manage higher mortgage rates if you have some extra cash on hand is interest rate buydowns. Borrowers entering the market are leaning heavily toward buying down their interest rates by …

Dana Sanchez (2023-02-20). OpenAI Is Using Media Websites To Train ChatGPT But CNN Says The Bot Needs A Paid License. moguldom.com Computational journalist Francesco Marconi asked the interactive chatbot and viral sensation ChatPT for a list of news sources it was trained on and ChatGPT replied with the names of 20 news outlets including Bloomberg, TechCrunch and Forbes. The Wall Street Journal, CNN and others among the named media outlets believe OpenAI and its ChatGPT chatbot …

Derrick Broze (2023-02-20). #FluorideLawsuit: Censored Review on Fluoride's Toxicity Will Soon Be Made Public. thelastamericanvagabond.com Attorneys with the Fluoride Action Network and the U.S. government have agreed to the release of a censored report on the toxicity of fluoride, the latest development in the ongoing Fluoride lawsuit. After numerous delays, and intervention by Assistant Health Secretary Rachel Levine, the U.S. National Toxicology Program's review of Fluoride's toxicity will soon be

Dick Nichols (2023-02-20). Spain: Barcelona cuts ties with Israel. greenleft.org.au Barcelona has suspended official ties with Israel over its violation of Palestinian rights, reports Dick Nichols.

Doro-Chiba International Solidarity Committee (2023-02-20). 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.

____ (2023-02-20). 10 primary students test positive for COVID-19 in Hangzhou. ecns.cn Ten primary students from Xihu District in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, leading to a four-day school suspension of the class they are in, said the district's education authorities on Monday.

____ (2023-02-20). Daily common-sense content brings fame to 28-year-old vlogger. ecns.cn Vlogger Zhang Mengzhen, 28, from Lianyungang City, Jiangsu Province, has become popular online for her videos depicting daily common sense.

____ (2023-02-20). 20,000 runners hit the road for Shenzhen Marathon. ecns.cn The much-anticipated Shenzhen Marathon featured 20,000 runners on Sunday morning as the annual event finally returned to the subtropical city in Guangdong province after being suspended for three years due to the COVID-19 epidemic.

____ (2023-02-20). Jimmy Carter to receive hospice care. ecns.cn Jimmy Carter, 98, the oldest living former US president, has opted to spend his final days at his Georgia home, receiving hospice care, his namesake nonprofit foundation says.

____ (2023-02-20). Chinese scientists design battery concept to tame heat with pressure. ecns.cn A team of Chinese researchers has designed a new battery concept that can extract thermal energy from low-temperature waste heat sources and reuse it on demand simply by controlling the pressure.

____ (2023-02-20). Beijing bourse launches stock market-making trading business. ecns.cn The Beijing Stock Exchange (BSE) officially launched market-making trading business on its stock market on Monday.

____ (2023-02-20). DPRK fires rocket shells in response to U.S.-South Korea air drill. ecns.cn The armed forces of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) conducted a multiple-rocket launching drill Monday morning, the official Korean Central News Agency reported, in response to the U.S.-South Korea combined air drill a day earlier.

____ (2023-02-20). Chinese mainland, Macao to mutually recognize driving licenses. ecns.cn The Ministry of Public Security (MPS) and the government of the Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) have signed an agreement to enable mutual recognition and exchanges of driving licenses between the Chinese mainland and the Macao SAR.

____ (2023-02-20). U.S. Hegemony and Its Perils. ecns.cn The United States has acted more boldly to interfere in the internal affairs of other countries, pursue, maintain and abuse hegemony, advance subversion and infiltration, and willfully wage wars, bringing harm to the international community.

____ (2023-02-20). Chinese online mapping platform Amap makes over 300b positioning calls/day using BeiDou satellites. ecns.cn Chinese online mapping platform Amap revealed on Saturday that its daily usage of the domestically developed BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) to make positioning calls had exceeded 300 billion times as of January, and it vowed to expand the application of BDS in the transportation sector.

____ (2023-02-20). 1 dead, 10 wounded in U.S. shootings. ecns.cn One person was killed and 10 others wounded Sunday in a pair of shootings in Memphis, Tennessee, said local police.

____ (2023-02-20). Rehabilitation for children underway in quake-hit Türkiye. ecns.cn Children attend an activity to entertain and support the mental health of children affected by the deadly earthquake, at a camp for survivors in Adiyaman, Türkiye, Feb. 18, 2023.

____ (2023-02-20). Japanese bid farewell to giant panda Xiang Xiang. ecns.cn Thousands of Japanese fans bade farewell to the beloved giant panda, who was born in June 2017, the first giant panda to be born and raised naturally at the zoo in nearly three decades on Sunday.

____ (2023-02-20). One more cross-Strait ferry service line resumes operation. ecns.cn A ferry "Jishun 9" with 59 passengers on board arrived at Lianjiang, marking the resumption of the last passenger route between Fuzhou and Matsu on Sunday.

____ (2023-02-20). Monks perform Cham dance to greet Tibetan New Year. ecns.cn Cham dance is a masked and costumed ritual performed by Tibetan Buddhist monks to exorcise evils and pray for blessings.

____ (2023-02-20). Plum blossoms burst into bloom in Nanjing. ecns.cn As an indicator of Spring setting in, plum blossoms enter best viewing season in Nanjing.

____ (2023-02-20). Canadian International Auto Show is back. ecns.cn After a two-year hiatus, one of Canada's largest auto shows, the Canadian International Auto Show, will run from February 17 to 26 at the Metro Toronto Convention Center (MTCC).

Editor (2023-02-20). Our Freedoms Shrink as Our Military Expands. scheerpost.com By Brad Wolf / CounterPunch The Merchants of Death even own our sidewalks. That's what we were told when we arrived at Raytheon Technologies in Arlington, Virginia, on Valentine's Day, February 14th, to issue a "Contempt Citation" for Raytheon's failure to comply with a subpoena issued last November by the Merchants of Death War Crimes Tribunal, a People's Tribunal scheduled …

Fight Back (2023-02-20). How an unelected review board enables the NYPD's abuse. fightbacknews.org New York, NY – Nearly three years after the George Floyd uprising of 2020, New York City's Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) has released the findings of its investigations into the New York Police Department's misconduct during the protests. But rather than addressing the increasing brutality of the cops, the results of the investigations show how an unelected, ineffective review board becomes a tool of the state that harms communities and activists while empowering the police. | From the very beginning, the CCRB's ability to investigate complaints of police misconduct during the 2020 protests was severely…

Fight Back (2023-02-20). Milwaukee demands district attorney sign pledge to not prosecute abortion cases. fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI – On Saturday, February 18, Reproductive Justice Action Milwaukee (RJA-M) held a march in downtown Milwaukee with a rally outside the Safety Building. Milwaukee County District Attorney John T. Chisholm's office is located in the Safety Building and Chisholm was the target of the event. | Chisholm previously made a statement that he would not prosecute abortion cases in Milwaukee County. RJA-M is calling on Chisholm to put that statement into writing. | Exactly a month earlier on January 18, RJA-M reached out to Chisholm requesting he sign a pledge to not prosecute any person in Milwaukee assisting,…

Informed Consent Action Network (2023-02-20). ICAN Confronts CDC and FDA About Hiding Important Vaccine Adverse Event Reports From Public View. globalresearch.ca

Isaac Nellist (2023-02-20). Happier and healthier: Why we need a four-day work week. greenleft.org.au As wages stagnate and the cost-of-living crisis worsens, it's time to re-evaluate the role of work in our lives and the economic system, argues Isaac Nellist.

Juan Cole (2023-02-20). Jimmy Carter's Greatest Triumph: Guinea Worm on Verge of Extinction, with only 13 Cases in 2022. juancole.com Former President Jimmy Carter's family has announced that he is moving into hospice care, a sign of his imminent passing. In his honor, I am reprinting this column with some updates. The guinea worm may be the second major human disease after small pox to be completely eradicated. It is a parasite that you get …

March on Police Station in Menlo Park (2023-02-20). 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.

Newsclick (2023-02-20). Decoding India's Economy | With Prof. Prabhat Patnaik. peoplesdispatch.org Senior journalist Aunindyo Chakravarty and noted economist Prabhat Patnaik discuss the economic structure of India, the support base of the current dispensation, questions around capitalism and socialism, and what gives us hope in these difficult times…

Nihonmachi Outreach Committee (2023-02-20). 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 (2023-02-20). 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…

Paige Bennett (2023-02-20). Electric 'wallpaper' could warm homes with radiant heat. nationofchange.org Offering a more sustainable heating solution could help more homes transition away from gas-powered heat sources and help the UK move toward its climate goals.

Peoples Dispatch (2023-02-20). Senior Israeli diplomat expelled from African Union's annual summit. peoplesdispatch.org Israel's deputy director for Africa Sharon Bar Li was asked to leave the inaugural meeting of the African Union summit in Addis Ababa. South Africa later said that Israel's status as observer had not yet been finalized and hence, the expulsion was justified…

Peter Koenig (2023-02-20). The End of Excesses. The Collapse of Everything. globalresearch.ca

Rachel Evans (2023-02-20). First Nations activists call for an end to the racist practice of stealing Black children. greenleft.org.au The practice of stealing Aboriginal children from their families has continued since Kevin Rudd's apology and it needs to stop, a Sorry Day protest was told. Rachel Evans reports.

Richard Heinberg (2023-02-20). A realistic 'energy transition' is to get better at using less of it. nationofchange.org Being an early adopter of technology has given me personal insight into some of the practical limitations and difficulties of the energy transition.

Robert Inlakesh (2023-02-20). Deadliest Israeli Attack Against Syria In Years — A Failed Assassination Attempt. thelastamericanvagabond.com At least five Syrians were killed in a series of unprovoked Israeli airstrikes against Damascus, Syria, at a time when rescue teams are still digging victims of the recent Syria-Turkey earthquake out of the rubble. Despite this being such a major attack on a defenseless country, suffering the aftermath of a natural disaster, no major

Ryan Cristián (2023-02-20). The Pirate Stream: Dialectical Dissidents — Episode 9. thelastamericanvagabond.com Join us on today's episode of The Pirate Stream — Dialectical Dissidents. Pirate Stream Media is a new platform of dedicated content creators focused on circumventing the tightly controlled, manipulated, and outright censored media space of today (both corporate and independent media) with a commitment to objectivity, integrity, and a stark awareness of the two

Staff (2023-02-20). Latin America Is Working to End the Monroe Doctrine. davidswanson.org

United Front Committee For A Labor Party (2023-02-20). 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.

WSWS (2023-02-20). Sri Lankan Socialist Equality Party to hold election meetings at Kolonnawa and Masakeliya. wsws.org The SEP is fielding candidates for three local government bodies—the Kolonnawa Urban Council in Colombo, the Maskeliya Pradeshiya Sabha in Nuwara Eliya and the Karainagar Pradeshiya in Jaffna.

WSWS (2023-02-20). Cincinnati-area water districts shut off intake from Ohio River due to contamination from East Palestine derailment. wsws.org The decision to close the intake exposes attempts by the government and the Norfolk Southern railroad to convince residents that there is no longer any danger to the public.

WSWS (2023-02-20). Union executive orders end to strike by Newfoundland's Memorial University faculty although contract yet to be finalized. wsws.org In a February 16 announcement, the Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty Association said that its executive committee had voted to approve a new contract, then went on to explain that union officials were still working to finalize its terms with the university.

WSWS (2023-02-20). Why are 42 percent of US high school students experiencing persistent feelings of sadness and hopelessness? wsws.org While the CDC offers no explanation for the mental health crisis gripping US high school students in the second year of the pandemic, it can be found in the life experiences of young people in a society already wracked by poverty, social inequality, police violence and war.

WSWS (2023-02-20). Fiji's ex-PM Bainimarama suspended from parliament for sedition. wsws.org The installation of Fiji's new government has seen an ongoing power struggle between two former coup leaders and the contesting factions of the ruling elite backing them—with the threat of another coup ever present.

WSWS (2023-02-20). Fascist election denier wins race to be chair of Michigan Republican Party. wsws.org Election denier and QAnon sympathizer Kristina Karamo won the leadership of the Michigan Republican Party during the party's convention in Lansing over the weekend, defeating Matt DePerno, who had the backing of Donald Trump.

WSWS (2023-02-20). Mississippi House Republicans back controversial white-run court system for heavily black capital city. wsws.org The Mississippi state House has passed a bill creating a new court system in Jackson allowing white state officials to appoint judges and prosecutors in the majority black city.

WSWS (2023-02-20). Fox News emails, messages show its role in instigating January 6 attack. wsws.org One of the key revelations from a lawsuit by Dominion Voting Systems is that Trump tried to call the network and go on the air as the attack on the Capitol was ending, but Fox executives decided that to offer him a live television audience would be "irresponsible."

WSWS (2023-02-20). This week in history: February 20-26. wsws.org This column profiles important historical events which took place during this week, 25 years ago, 50 years ago, 75 years ago and 100 years ago.

WSWS (2023-02-20). Oakland public schools face drastic cuts in the face of massive budget deficit. wsws.org With the district seeking to close a $79 million deficit, the right to a public education is under threat.

WSWS (2023-02-20). University and College Union sells out UK higher education strike. wsws.org

WSWS (2023-02-20). Spanish Amazon workers launch indefinite strike against closure of Martorelles facility. wsws.org The 30,000 square meters plant at Martorelles, opened in October 2017, is set to close on April 22.

WSWS (2023-02-20). Why educators should support the SEP in Australia's NSW state election. wsws.org After decades of underfunding by Liberal-National Coalition and Labor-led governments alike, the conditions in schools have reached a crisis point.

WSWS (2023-02-20). Anti-Netanyahu protests continue, but their Zionist agenda cannot combat fascist threat. wsws.org The leaders of the demonstrations are hostile to any appeal to Israel's Palestinian citizens, turning away Palestinians in earlier demonstrations and enthusiastically and often violently enforcing the ban on Palestinian flags.

WSWS (2023-02-20). In Leopoldstadt, playwright Tom Stoppard looks to his past and the fate of Europe's Jews. wsws.org Stoppard's latest play benefits from some of his customary charm, but also suffers from his typical limitations.

WSWS (2023-02-20). Temple University administration, corporate press and union bureaucrats falsely claim sellout agreement means "end" of grad student strike. wsws.org Striking Temple graduate students denounce the false narrative announced by Temple University, the Democratic Party-aligned press and union bureaucrats that the three-week strike is over without a ratified tentative agreement.

WSWS (2023-02-20). VIDEO: NSW election candidate Oscar Grenfell interviewed on SEP (Australia) fight against war. wsws.org Amid the greatest danger of a catastrophic world war in decades, the SEP is the only party in the NSW state election sounding the alarm and advancing a socialist alternative to militarism.

WSWS (2023-02-20). Health care workers' protests and strikes mount across Spain. wsws.org Last week, as many as 1 million people joined a rally in support of doctors and in defence of public health in Madird.

Staff (2023-02-20). Rotterdam marches for Palestine on the Days of Rage and Resistance. samidoun.net Samidoun Netherlands and the Masar Badil — the Palestinian Alternative Revolutionary Path — held a march and rally in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on Friday, 11 February, as part of the Days of Rage and Resistance. Protesters rallied against the massacres in Palestine, including the recent massacre in Jenin, against the crimes of the occupation and …

Staff (2023-02-20). La santiaguera Oleiny Linares se corona en la cima del ajedrez nacional por cuarta ocasión. cubadebate.cu La santiaguera Oleiny Linares consiguió hoy el triunfo que necesitaba para coronarse en el Campeonato Nacional Femenino de Ajedrez de Camagàºey 2023, que tuvo un final de suspense. Al forzar la rendición de la capitalina Yoana González en 39 jugadas de una Apertura Inglesa, Linares llegó a 8.5 puntos y alzó por cuarta ocasión el cetro de la Isla.

teleSUR, DRL (2023-02-20). Rusia denuncia ataque de Ucrania en la región de Donestk. telesurtv.net El ataque se produjo horas después que un alto representante del Gobierno ucraniano dijera que Rusia sería "destruida en meses".

Javier Sierra (2023-02-20). El Administrador de la EPA visita el descarrilamiento en Ohio. peoplesworld.org EAST PALESTINE, OHIO — El administrador de la Agencia de Protección Ambiental, Michael Regan, visitó hoy esta localidad por primera vez tras el catastrófico descarrilamiento ocurrido este mes. Se espera que se reúna con residentes y rescatistas, y visitar el lugar del siniestro. Los residentes de East Palestine han urgido a que se aumente la protección a la …

____ (2023-02-20). (Castellano) Comunicación y Paz—Homenaje a Johan Galtung: Call for Papers CIC 28. transcend.org En homenaje a la trayectoria y aportaciones de Johan Galtung, la revista Cuadernos de Información y Comunicación (CIC) hace una llamada a contribuciones para su número 28, que incluirá un monográfico sobre "Comunicación y paz", enfocado a difundir investigaciones y aportaciones teóricas centradas en el papel de la producción social de comunicación, tanto en la reproducción de los conflictos sociales como en la promoción de los procesos de paz.

Marcos Salgado (2023-02-20). Petro y Maduro juntos en la frontera, avanzan en acuerdos comerciales. globalizacion.ca Los presidentes de Colombia y de Venezuela, Gustavo Petro y Nicolás Maduro, tuvieron su tercer encuentro oficial en siete meses, esta vez en el Puente Binacional Atanasio Girardot, que se abrió por primera vez al tránsito de vehículos y camiones…

Staff (2023-02-20). Sancti Spíritus: Natalidad en picada, ømaternidad en pausa? cubadebate.cu Con el paquete de pampers entre las manos después de pagarle al merolico los 700 pesos a que los vende, aunque no sea lo que oficialmente valen, la muchacha masculló la impotencia para sus adentros. "Un hijo no pesa", dijo en voz en alta, acaso, para contrastar la mueca tan expresiva de su cara. No pesa jamás, pensé, lo que agobia son los extras que gravitan sobre ellos.

Staff (2023-02-20). Trámites que aún se tramitan en Ciego de àÅvila. cubadebate.cu La demora en la legalización de viviendas en el municipio de Ciego de àÅvila suele estar asociada a varios factores, pero el principal es la falta de técnicos. De unos 1000 expedientes procesados en el 2022, todavía quedan pendientes 234. Y la cifra sigue creciendo.

Staff (2023-02-20). Veva y la niña que cayó del cielo. cubadebate.cu Un soldado etíope que iba rumbo al frente con fusil y todo, había traído a una bebé que se encontró en un basurero. "Era sábado, un día de limpieza y de fiesta. Por la tarde me trajeron a la criatura. Cuando le pregunté a la enfermera que la llevaba en sus brazos cuántos días tenía, me contestó: ' °Mírela usted misma, le acabaron de cortar el cordón umbilical!' Parecía no tener más de 24 horas de vida. Yo no tenía ninguna experiencia como madre, pero sabía que debía salvar a la niña".

Staff (2023-02-20). Con un golazo de Messi en tiempo de descuento, el PSG le ganó 4-3 al Lille. cubadebate.cu El PSG ganó 4-3 al Lille en un partido loco que tuvo absolutamente de todo, dentro y fuera del campo. Mbappé se inventó un gol casi antológico, el PSG se dejó remontar para después ganar el partido en el minuto 95 con un lanzamiento de falta de Leo Messi. Antes, Neymar se había lesionado y Luis Campos saltó al campo desde el palco para "reemplazar" a Galtier.

Staff (2023-02-20). Concluyó XXXI Feria Internacional del Libro de La Habana: Participaron 411 representantes de 54 países. cubadebate.cu La XXXI Feria Internacional del Libro de La Habana concluyó este domingo luego de 10 días en los que confluyeron distintas manifestaciones artísticas, homenajes a personalidades de las letras e intercambios culturales con la República de Colombia, país invitado de honor. Participaron 411 representantes de 54 países, 19 más que en la edición de 2022.

Staff (2023-02-20). Continúa enfrentamiento a incendio forestal en Mayarí (+ Video). cubadebate.cu Fuerzas de los cuerpos de Bomberos y Guardabosques, empresas agroforestales y pobladores participan en la extinción de un incendio forestal en Pinares de Mayarí que amenaza a los asentamientos de Vivero 2, Pueblo Nuevo y La Mensura, en el municipio holguinero de Mayarí.

Staff (2023-02-20). José Ramón Rodríguez abrirá este martes por #elCubaClásico el tercer partido preparatorio del equipo (+ Video). cubadebate.cu José Ramón Rodríguez hará realidad un sueño pospuesto cuando abra este martes ante Golondrinas de Yakult el tercero de los partidos programados por Cuba como preparación para el V Clásico Mundial de Béisbol. El derecho camagàºeyano asumirá un reto que le fue esquivo cuando una molestia en la región lumbar le impidió hacerlo ante Luchadores de Nippon Ham.

Staff (2023-02-20). Matemática en un cumpleaños colectivo; y también en el campo a lo RARJ. cubadebate.cu En este acertijo estamos a cuatro manos y dos mentes RARJ y yo; con nuevos retos en el maravilloso mundo de la Matemática, con ejercicios al alcance de la gran mayoría y otros para los que reclaman mayor grado de dificultad.

Staff (2023-02-20). El reto de Cuba en el Clásico: Se oye clarito, clarito… cubadebate.cu Queda tiempo para pulir detalles, no para enseñar. Estamos llenos de optimismo y esperanzas, pero clavamos los pies en la tierra si decimos que lo visto hasta este domingo no convence a plenitud. A los aspectos técnicos hay que ponerle disfrute y alegría. Quienes emplean esa fórmula son mejores y complacen a sus más fieles seguidores, ganen o no las medallas.

teleSUR, DRL (2023-02-20). Palestinos declaran desobediencia civil en Jerusalén Este. telesurtv.net Los organizadores dicen que la huelga es en respuesta a las medidas punitivas impuestas por el ministro de extrema derecha Itamar Ben-Gvir…

teleSUR, DRL (2023-02-20). Rusia denuncia que EE.UU. escala conflicto ucraniano. telesurtv.net Rusia dio por zanjado el problema de la incorporación de Crimea en 2014, tras un plebiscito en el cual se aprobó la unión de ese territorio a la Federación.

teleSUR, JCM (2023-02-20). Corea del Sur y EE.UU. realizan maniobras aéreas conjuntas. telesurtv.net Estas prácticas se realizan un día después que Corea del Norte lanzó un misil balístico de largo alcance.

teleSUR, JCM (2023-02-20). Presidente López Obrador nacionaliza el litio en México. telesurtv.net López Obrador subrayó que EE.UU., Canadá y México tienen el compromiso de que se avance la transición a energías limpias en la construcción de vehículos.

teleSUR, JCM (2023-02-20). Venezuela rechaza declaraciones de Guyana sobre el Acuerdo de Ginebra. telesurtv.net El Acuerdo de Ginebra , que cumplioÃÅ hace cuatro diÃÅas 57 anÃÉos, admite la existencia de un problema limítrofe Venezuela-Guyana y fija los medios paciÃÅficos para su solucioÃÅn.

teleSUR, JCM (2023-02-20). Cifra de muertos por sismos supera 46.000 en Siria y Türkiye. t.co A medida que los esfuerzos de rescate de sobrevivientes de los terremotos comenzaron a disminuir en Türkiye, los equipos de demolición comenzaron a limpiar los montículos de escombros.

teleSUR, JDO (2023-02-20). ONU insta a extender acuerdo de exportación de granos ante hambruna. telesurtv.net Solicita su prórroga por Rusia y Ucrania. Precisó que es crucial para África, con 50 millones de seres en crisis alimentaria.

teleSUR, JDO (2023-02-20). Rusia alerta que Europa envió sustancias radiactivas a Ucrania. telesurtv.net Denuncia que Kiev empleará dichas sustancias para montar un falso ataque a gran escala y luego culpar a Rusia de contaminación radiactiva.

teleSUR, rzr, JCM (2023-02-20). Restauran Sistema Eléctrico Nacional cubano afectado por una avería. telesurtv.net Ante la falla, localizada como un error humano, funcionaron los microsistemas instalados en todo el país, que permitieron mantener el servicio.

teleSUR, rzr, SH (2023-02-20). Más de 800 damnificados por intensas lluvias en Paraguay. telesurtv.net Las autoridades paraguayas indicaron que no se han registrado decesos ni personas desaparecidas en las zonas afectadas por las inundaciones.

teleSUR, rzr, SH (2023-02-20). Detectan nuevos casos de gripe aviar en Argentina. telesurtv.net El Gobierno argentino había decidido reforzar la vigilancia epidemiológica en su frontera norte, luego de que se detectara un foco de influencia aviar en Bolivia.

teleSUR, SH (2023-02-20). Israelíes protestan contra reforma judicial de Netanyahu. telesurtv.net Los manifestantes sostienen que la reforma defendida por el primer ministro israelí socavaría la independencia del poder judicial.

teleSUR, SH (2023-02-20). Presidente ecuatoriano falta a comparecencia por Caso Encuentro. telesurtv.net La presidenta de la comisión parlamentaria que investiga la trama de corrupción denunció que con esta acción Guillermo Lasso le da la espalda al país.

Staff (2023-02-20). Calendario: El corazón de una isla (II y final). cubadebate.cu Para optimizar el poco tiempo que tenían para nosotros los muchachos que conforman el 11no 3, les hicimos casi las mismas preguntas, pero sus respuestas fueron diversas y cargadas de profundidad. Primeramente, les preguntamos a todos los que pudimos interceptar cómo había sido para ellos reencontrarse con sus personajes y el elenco.

Staff (2023-02-20). Develan misterio de "momia de sirena" hallada en Japón. cubadebate.cu Una extraña momia encontrada en una red de pesca en el siglo XIX en Japón ha sido venerada durante décadas en el templo Enjuin, pues se consideraba una reliquia sagrada, y aunque se pensaba que era una combinación de mono y pez, científicos ya pudieron revelar de qué está hecha la criatura.

Staff (2023-02-20). Embajador egipcio manifiesta interés por establecer proyectos de cooperación en Sancti Spíritus. cubadebate.cu El embajador de Egipto en Cuba, Maher El-Adawy, visitó hoy Sancti Spíritus, donde manifestó su interés por establecer proyectos de colaboración en áreas como recursos hidráulicos, turismo y agricultura. Esta es la segunda ocasión que el diplomático llega hasta esa provincia central del país y recorre las ciudades de Sancti Spíritus y Trinidad.

Staff (2023-02-20). Retornan a 31 cubanos que salieron ilegalmente del país. cubadebate.cu Este 20 de febrero en horas de la mañana el Servicio de Guardacostas de Estados Unidos devolvió 31 migrantes irregulares por el Puerto de Orozco, Bahía Honda, Artemisa. Los 29 hombres y dos mujeres habían participado, indistintamente, en tres salidas ilegales del país y la mayoría son de Matanzas y Cienfuegos.

Staff (2023-02-20). Hallan por casualidad fármaco capaz de combatir las bacterias más resistentes. cubadebate.cu Un grupo de investigadores de instituciones científicas estadounidenses creó un nuevo antibiótico que actúa contra una amplia gama de microorganismos patógenos "intratables" sin provocar resistencia bacteriana, por lo que su uso reduciría el riesgo de propagación de enfermedades infecciosas que son difíciles de tratar con los fármacos existentes.

Staff (2023-02-20). Biden visita sorpresivamente a Ucrania, tras recibir garantías de seguridad desde Moscú (+ Video). cubadebate.cu "Biden, tras haber recibido previamente garantías de seguridad, llegó por fin a Kiev. Prometió muchas armas y le juró lealtad al régimen neonazi hasta la tumba", escribió Dmitri Medvédev, subjefe del Consejo de Seguridad de Rusia y expresidente del país en su canal de Telegram.

teleSUR, SH (2023-02-20). Asesinan a otro líder social y campesino en Magdalena, Colombia. telesurtv.net Al momento de su asesinato, el líder social y campesino se encontraba al frente de casi 300 familias campesinas de la región.

Staff (2023-02-20). Se registra sismo de magnitud 6.4 en la frontera entre Turquía y Siria. cubadebate.cu Un sismo de magnitud 6.4 sacudió hoy la frontera entre Siria y Turquía. Su epicentro se registró a 75 kilómetros al norte de la ciudad siria de Latakia, según informó el Centro Sismológico Euromediterráneo. El foco del sismo se ubicó a una profundidad de 10 kilómetros. Minutos después se produjo un terremoto de magnitud 5.8 en la provincia de Hatay.

Staff (2023-02-20). Esta sigue siendo una batalla de ideas. cubadebate.cu Es una guerra y como tal se comporta. No habrá un empate en su resultado para dos bandos ganadores, sino solo uno victorioso: el del decoro y el humanismo, o el de la estupidez y la mercantilización.

Staff (2023-02-20). Aumentan los niveles de angustia y violencia sexual en adolescentes estadounidenses. cubadebate.cu Casi tres de cada cinco adolescentes estadounidenses declararon sentirse tristes o desesperanzadas en 2021, el nivel más alto registrado en una década y casi el doble de la tasa entre los varones. Las tasas de denuncias de violencia sexual y riesgo de suicidio aumentaron entre las adolescentes durante el mismo año, para un alza del 27% desde la última encuesta.

teleSUR, DRL (2023-02-20). Recuerdan aniversario de movimiento comunista dominicano. telesurtv.net Se trata de una organización fundada el 20 de febrero del año 1956 por un grupo de exiliados dominicanos en Cuba, liderados por Máximo Antonio López.

teleSUR, JCM (2023-02-20). Realizan consulta sobre privatización de carretera en Guatemala. telesurtv.net Vecinos en el municipio de San José, Escuintla decidirán sobre una concesión del proyecto de la autopista Escuintla al Puerto San José, ya concesionada al Convía.

Staff (2023-02-20). Brasil: Intensas lluvias en Sao Paulo dejan saldo preliminar de 36 fallecidos. cubadebate.cu Las intensas lluvias registradas en las últimas horas en el estado brasileño de Sao Paulo han dejado un saldo preliminar de 36 fallecidos, cientos de damnificados y evacuados. Debido a la gravedad de las inundaciones el gobernador del estado de Sao Paulo, Tarcísio Gomes de Freitas, declaró el domingo estado de calamidad pública en cinco ciudades.

Staff (2023-02-20). Conozca mejor a los integrantes de #elCubaClásico: Gracial y Mujica. cubadebate.cu Cubadebate ya está en tiempo de Clásico Mundial de Béisbol. Te iremos presentando cada día a 2 de los 30 integrantes de nuestra selección nacional. El Cuba al Clásico es el equipo de todos.

Staff (2023-02-20). El tiempo: Día cálido y escasas lluvias. cubadebate.cu Amanecerá con poca nubosidad en gran parte del país. Desde el final de la mañana estará parcialmente nublado con escasas lluvias. Las temperaturas máximas en la tarde estarán entre 29 y 32 grados Celsius, hasta 33 grados Celsius en el sur oriental.

Staff (2023-02-20). Líbano y Cuba abogan por el fortalecimiento de sus vínculos tras 63 años de relaciones bilaterales. cubadebate.cu Líbano y Cuba abogaron hoy por el fortalecimiento de los vínculos bilaterales, en el contexto del aniversario 63 del establecimiento de sus relaciones. Hani Chimayteli, secretario general del Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores y Emigrados de Líbano, abordó con el jefe de la misión diplomática de La Habana ese país, Jorge León, el excelente nivel de los lazos bilaterales.

Staff (2023-02-20). Rodrigo Malmierca desarrollará amplia agenda de trabajo en Colombia. cubadebate.cu El ministro de Comercio Exterior de Cuba, Rodrigo Malmierca, sostendrá hoy un encuentro oficial con el ministro de Comercio, Industria y Turismo, de Colombia, Germán Umaña, para afianzar los nexos bilaterales. En la cita participarán otras autoridades de esa cartera y del Instituto Nacional de Vigilancia de Medicamentos y Alimentos (Invima).

teleSUR, DRL (2023-02-20). Alertan de persistencia de fuertes lluvias en Sà£o Paulo, Brasil. telesurtv.net Tormentas eléctricas causaron al menos tres muertes. Las precipitaciones dejaron familias sin hogar, varias carreteras bloqueadas y el carnaval fue suspendido en la ciudad.

teleSUR, JCM (2023-02-20). Presidente Lula visita zona afectada por lluvias en Sao Paulo, Brasil. telesurtv.net Imágenes difundidas en redes sociales mostraban ríos de lodo y escombros, carreteras inundadas, entre otras evidencias de los daños dejados por los deslaves en Sao Paulo.

teleSUR, JCM (2023-02-20). Türkiye suspende labores de rescate en la mayoría de las zonas afectadas por los terremotos. twitter.com Los esfuerzos de búsqueda y rescate se han completado en la zona del terremoto, excepto en las provincias sureñas de Kahramanmaras y Hatay.

teleSUR, JDO (2023-02-20). Estadounidenses rechazan envío de armas a Ejército ucraniano. telesurtv.net Demandan el inicio de conversaciones de paz, la desescalada militar, recortes presupuestarios al Pentágono y la disolución de la OTAN, entre otras.

teleSUR, JCM (2023-02-20). Grupos sociales califican de dictadura al Gobierno de Guatemala. telesurtv.net Tras la negativa de las autoridades electorales para inscribir a la fórmula presidencial de un partido indígena, movimientos sociales nacionales e internacionales criticaron al Gobierno.

teleSUR, JDO, SH (2023-02-20). Aumenta a 26 la cifra de fallecidos por lluvias en el estado brasileño de Sao Paulo. telesurtv.net Debido a la gravedad de las inundaciones el gobernador del estado de Sao Paulo, declaró el estado de calamidad en cinco ciudades.

teleSUR, rzr, SH (2023-02-20). ONU emplea 250 millones de dólares para evitar hambruna. telesurtv.net Según António Guterres alrededor de 339 millones de personas necesitan ayuda humanitaria.

teleSUR, SH (2023-02-20). Naufragio deja al menos cinco muertos en Panamá. telesurtv.net Agentes de la unidad de Botes Especiales de la Policía de fronteras de Panamá rescataron a 13 personas con vida del naufragio.

Staff (2023-02-20). Qué trae la prensa cubana, lunes 20 de febrero de 2023. cubadebate.cu

Staff (2023-02-20). Tasas vigentes en el mercado cambiario cubano este 20 de febrero. cubadebate.cu Con el objetivo de mantener a sus lectores informados, Cubadebate comparte las tasas de cambio para diferentes divisas extranjeras vigentes este lunes 20 de febrero de 2023 en el mercado cambiario del país.

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