Daily Archives: February 21, 2023

2023-02-21: News Headlines

Staff (2023-02-21). Numbers on NATO's provision of lethal aid to Ukraine. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Prensa LatinaFebruary 20, 2023 NATO delivers weapons to Ukraine since 2021 Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service reported on Monday that since December 2021, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) member countries have delivered weapons to Ukraine. According to the organization, NATO transferred 1,170 anti-aircraft defense systems, 440 tanks, 1,150 infantry vehicles, and 655 artillery pieces to …

Staff (2023-02-21). Britain trains over 10,000 Ukrainian recruits for war with Russia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com UkrinformFebruary 20, 2023 More than 10,000 Ukrainian recruits have gone through training in Britain More than 10,000 Ukrainian military recruits have gone through training in the United Kingdom under the leadership of the British Land Forces and the armed forces of international partners. "So far, over 10,000 Ukrainians have gone through the training [which] includes …

Larry Johnson (2023-02-21). Will Putin Announce the Beginning of a Russian-Chinese Defense Pact? sonar21.com Joe Biden made a semi-coherent speech in Kiev and may do an encore on Tuesday in Poland. I am confident he will display the same muddled thoughts and tangled syntax…

globalresearch.ca (2023-02-21). Vladimir Putin Blames West for Starting War in Ukraine

Mr Putin also announced that Russia was suspending its participation in a key nuclear treaty with the US which limits the two sides' strategic nuclear arsenals.

____ (2023-02-21). China rebuts U.S. claims over providing 'lethal support' to Russia. ecns.cn China has urged the U.S. to reflect on its own deeds and stop shifting blame and spreading false information over U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken's remarks suggesting China is considering providing "lethal support" to Russia.

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____ (2023-02-21). Surface ruptures caused by earthquake in Türkiye. ecns.cn Aerial view shows land surface ruptures caused by devastating earthquakes that struck Karramanmarach, Türkiye, Feb. 20, 2022.

Renee Parsons (2023-02-21). Biden's Surprise Visit to Kiev: "Stand with Ukraine as Long as It Takes" globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2023-02-21). Biden's Kiev visit threatens direct US war with Russia. wsws.org Coming a few days before the one-year anniversary of the war and on the eve of a major speech by Russian President Vladimir Putin, Biden's visit is intended to convey the message: The United States is all in.

Andrew Korybko (2023-02-21). Biden's Visit to Kiev: Distract Public Opinion From "Disadvantageous Developments". Tough Days Ahead for US-NATO? globalresearch.ca

Global Research News (2023-02-21). Selected Articles: The Antiwar Movement. Demonstrate Together. globalresearch.ca By If the Feb. 19 rally to end the war in Ukraine fails it will not be a success for other antiwar organizations that disagree with the Libertarian Party. …

Dave DeCamp (2023-02-21). Zelensky Says Ukraine Will Defend Bakhmut But 'Not at Any Price'. news.antiwar.com Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said that Ukraine would continue to defend the eastern Donetsk city of Bakmut but "not at any price," signaling that Ukrainian forces might be considering a withdrawal. "Yes, it is not a particularly big town. In fact, like many others in Donbas, (it's been) devastated by the Russians. It is …

Dave DeCamp (2023-02-21). Victoria Nuland Says US Supports Ukrainian Attacks on Crimea. news.antiwar.com Victoria Nuland, the undersecretary of state for political affairs, said last week that the US is "supporting" Ukrainian attacks on Crimea and called Russian military installations on the peninsula "legitimate targets." Nuland made the comments when asked about a report from The New York Times that was published in January and said the Biden administration …

A Guest Author (2023-02-21). On the 20th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq: National March on Washington Saturday, March 18. workers.org The United National AntiWar Coalition emailed the message below to its supporters. No War in Ukraine! No to NATO! No Weapons, No Money for the Ukraine War! Protest in Times Square, New York City, Jan. 14, 2023, part of international week of actions during MLK birthday week. WW Photo: Brenda . . . |

Staff (2023-02-21). Munich: NATO co-hosts initiative for eco-friendly warfare. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATOFebruary 17, 2023 NATO co-hosts side event at Munich Security Conference focused on military energy transition NATO co-hosted a roundtable discussion on Saturday (17 February 2023) at the Munich Security Conference focused on opportunities to support NATO militaries' transition to clean energy…while ensuring military effectiveness in a deteriorated security environment. The side event "Cleaner and …

Kerry Smith (2023-02-21). Neo-Nazi sentenced to jail for attack on anti-racists' home. greenleft.org.au Neo-Nazi extremist Desmond Liddington has been sentenced for his part in an attack on the home of anti-racists. Kerry Smith reports.

Martin Varese (2023-02-21). 'We will die for our motherland' Peruvians take the streets against Boluarte coup government. therealnews.com On Dec. 7, 2022, democratically-elected President Pedro Castillo was ousted in a congressional coup and replaced by his Vice President, Dina Boluarte. Since Castillo's ouster, millions of Peruvians have taken to the streets to denounce the coup, and demand new elections and a new constitution. Police and military repression have killed more than 50 people thus far, but the resistance shows no signs of abating. TRNN reports live from the ground in Peru. | This story, with the support of the

Anonymous767 (2023-02-21). Lackey Of United States. Photos Of Biden's Visit To Ukraine Highlight Real Status Of Zelensky. southfront.org The leader of the 'democratic world' and his puppet | The recent visit of US President Joe Biden to Ukraine has become another visual confirmation of the real place of the Kiev regime within the so-called US-led international community. | In this case, it is useful to point out the behavior of Volodymyr Zelensky in front of US President Biden. The MSM-proclaimed 'leader of Ukraine' clearly acts as a lackey of his foreign master that has arrived to inspect his puppets. Zelenksy, who thanks to his acting practice is promote…

Sean Callebs (2023-02-21). The Heat: Russia-Ukraine Conflict. america.cgtn.com U.S. President Biden makes a surprise visit to Ukraine as the conflict with Russia nears the one-year mark. And, a global security conference is held in Munich. U.S. President Joe Biden met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv on Monday. Biden pledged more military …

Olive Enokido-Lineham (2023-02-21). Vladimir Putin Blames West for Starting War in Ukraine. globalresearch.ca

Oskar Lafontaine & Christian Zehenter (2023-02-21). No nuclear war in Europe! and Glorification of violence. indybay.org The well-read do not believe in Russia's sole guilt anyway. They remember the promise made to Gorbachev not to expand NATO eastward. They know that the U.S. organized and financed a coup on the Maidan in 2014 to install a puppet government that would push for Ukraine's eventual admission into NATO.

Dave DeCamp (2023-02-21). China Rejects US Claim That It's Considering Arming Russia. news.antiwar.com China on Monday rejected a claim from US Secretary of State Antony Blinken that Beijing was considering providing Russia with weapons to use in its war in Ukraine. "It is the US, not China, that has been pouring weapons into the battlefield. The US is in no position to tell China what to do. We …

February 24 for Peace (2023-02-21). Friday 2/24: Take Action for Peace In Ukraine. indybay.org 1 Post St, San Francisco, (Senator Feinstein's Office) | Post and Market; Montgomery Street BART…

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2023-02-21). Blinken Gets Bibi to Bend on Ukraine. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2023-02-21). Intermarium project: NATO chieftain to officiate at eastern flank meeting. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATOFebruary 20, 2023 NATO Secretary General attends B-9 Summit in Poland Also see: New Intermarium: Biden, NATO pledge support to NATO's nine-nation Eastern Flank Ukraine is linchpin in new Intermarium project to drive Russia out of Europe, Caucasus — FM On Wednesday, 22 February 2023, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will travel to …

San José Peace & Justice Center (2023-02-21). Friday 2/24: War in Ukraine: One Year On. indybay.org San José Peace & Justice Center | 48 South 7th Street | San José, CA 95112…

infobrics (2023-02-21). Russia Explores Joint Production of 100-Seater Sukhoi Superjet in India. infobrics.org Russia has offered to jointly produce the 100-seater Sukhoi Superjet airliner in India…

infobrics (2023-02-21). Scholz hardens his position against Russia to preserve his political power. infobrics.org Germany's ruling coalition is at risk of collapse.

infobrics (2023-02-21). Raisi Sees China's Willingness to Help Iran Join BRICS. infobrics.org The Iranian president assessed his visit to the PRC as successful and fruitful…

infobrics (2023-02-21). Biden posing in Kiev as problems at home pile up. infobrics.org Since Biden took office, the US has been experiencing a plethora of issues, but instead of tackling the problems, America keeps trying to divert attention by inciting wars and destabilization around the globe.

infobrics (2023-02-21). Brazil's Arctic Council Dialogue Is a Game Changer. infobrics.org The South American nation is now eyeing North to increase it geopolitical influence…

infobrics (2023-02-21). Moldova acts in destabilizing way in Transnistria. infobrics.org For Transnistria to be "demilitarized", Moldova must stop threatening the region and start respecting the local people's right to political autonomy.

Dan Bacher (2023-02-21). State Senator David Min Introduces Bill to Ban Offshore Drilling in California Waters. indybay.org Senator Dave Min announced the introduction of SB 559, legislation that would end offshore oil drilling under existing leases in California state waters.

Juan Cole (2023-02-21). Sen. Bernie Sanders, "Embarrassed" by "racist" Israeli Government, Threatens to Withhold Aid. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) came on Face the Nation Sunday. In the course of the interview, Sanders lashed out at the new, extremist government in Israel, which includes a minister once convicted of incitement to racial violence and more than one figure belonging to Kahanist organizations of a sort that …

Staff (2023-02-21). NATO, Finland, Sweden launch largest space project in bloc's history. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATOFebruary 16, 2023 16 Allies, Finland and Sweden launch largest space project in NATO's history On Wednesday (15 February 2023), 16 Allies, together with invitees Finland and Sweden, launched a new initiative that will transform the way NATO gathers and uses data from space, significantly improve NATO's intelligence and surveillance, and provide essential support to …

Martha Grevatt (2023-02-21). Class struggle is our very essence. workers.org Based on a talk given at the Feb. 5 webinar "Global Class War: Lessons from Sam Marcy for workers struggles today." "Struggle is the very essence of a revolutionary party." So true. When Sam wrote those words in 1972, it was at a critical juncture for our Party. Our young . . . |

____ (2023-02-21). Chinese envoy voices concern over Palestinian-Israeli tensions. ecns.cn A Chinese envoy on Monday voiced concern over Palestinian-Israeli tensions and called on the UN Security Council to take meaningful actions toward a solution.

Fight Back (2023-02-21). Eight days into strike, Hastings, MN school food service workers stand strong. fightbacknews.org Hastings, MN — On day eight of the SEIU Local 284 food service worker strike against the Hastings Public Schools, workers gathered at McNamara Stadium here for a rally demanding a decent contract. | Although they've been battered by rain, bitter winds and cold temperatures over the last week on the winter picket line, the workers say they are resolute and will keep fighting until they win the contract they deserve. | Laurie Pottoff is a worker in the kitchen of Hastings High School. Pottoff said, "I am still pumped! We deserve more than the crumbs the district is offering. I am not ready to give up." | On…

Brian Berletic (2023-02-21). How China Is Helping the Solomon Islands Fight Against US Encroachment. asia-pacificresearch.com

Caitlin Johnstone (2023-02-21). Murdoch Propaganda Pushes Australia to Double Its Military Budget for War with China. asia-pacificresearch.com

Lee Camp (2023-02-21). EXPOSED: The Dirty Boning Between Big Oil and Think Tanks. mintpressnews.com As these massive global corporations reap record profits, Lee Camp exposes the corruption and massive amounts of corporate welfare given to oil companies through public funds and tax breaks.

Jason Ditz (2023-02-21). IAEA, Iran in Talks Over Highly-Enriched Uranium Finding. news.antiwar.com The IAEA is turning up its latest concerns about Iran's civilian nuclear program with media reports of a discovery of Iran is known to be producing uranium of up to 60% purity, and it should be noted that weapons grade is in excess of 90%. Thus, neither the 60% stockpile, nor these 84% particles, are actually a proliferation risk for atomic weapons. | The expected spin is that this newer top-line enrich…

____ (2023-02-21). , wind projects to accelerate. ecns.cn China will further accelerate the construction of and wind power generation facilities in the Gobi Desert and other arid regions, as growth of renewable energies in the country has been gaining momentum in recent years.

____ (2023-02-21). Supplies donated by Chinese public to be airlifted to earthquake-stricken Syria. ecns.cn A material collection station in Yiwu, Zhejiang Province set up by the Syrian Embassy in China has received over 75 tons of relief supplies donated by enterprises and the public from China.

____ (2023-02-21). Mengkang Port on China-Laos border resumes service for passengers. ecns.cn The Mengkang Port on China-Laos border resumed passenger clearance service on Monday.

____ (2023-02-21). Friendship with China cherished. ecns.cn Claims made in Western media that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor has led Pakistan into a "debt trap" are "rubbish and all incorrect", Pakistan's Ambassador to China Moin ul Haque said.

____ (2023-02-21). Room for mortgage rate cuts seen. ecns.cn China's benchmark for mortgage interest rates, which has stayed unchanged at 4.3 percent for six consecutive months, may fall if the recovery in housing demand proves inadequate, potentially leading to supportive measures like lower rates.

____ (2023-02-21). Full text: The Global Security Initiative Concept Paper. ecns.cn China on Tuesday released "The Global Security Initiative Concept Paper."

____ (2023-02-21). Country's investment industry grows, matures. ecns.cn The maturation of China's venture capital and private equity industries is widely expected amid the implementation of the registration-based initial public offering system throughout the A-share market.

____ (2023-02-21). New capital oversight system to raise bank standards. ecns.cn China will build a differentiated capital regulatory system for commercial banks to further improve bank capital regulations, better manage financial risk and help lenders align with international standards, experts said.

____ (2023-02-21). Beloved Japan-born giant panda Xiang Xiang returns to China. ecns.cn Female giant panda Xiang Xiang on Tuesday morning left Tokyo's Ueno Zoo to fly back to China, her home country.

____ (2023-02-21). 163 herb species newly identified in China's TCM census. ecns.cn Chinese researchers identified 163 new herb species during the fourth national census of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) resources, authorities have said.

____ (2023-02-21). Spring scenery across China. ecns.cn More than 100,000 cherry trees blossom in a tea garden at Yongfu town of Zhangping City, east China's Fujian Province, attracting visitors to enjoy spring scenery.

Staff (2023-02-21). Talk World Radio: Chas Freeman on Making Peace with China. davidswanson.org

Pepe Escobar (2023-02-21). Raisi in Beijing: Iran-China Strategic Plans Go Full Throttle. orinocotribune.com By Pepe Escobar — Feb 17, 2023 | Raisi's visit to Beijing, the first for an Iranian president in 20 years, represents Tehran's wholesale 'Pivot to the East' and China's recognition of Iran's centrality to its BRI plans. | The visit of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi to Beijing and his face-to- face meeting with counterpart Xi Jinping is a groundbreaking affair in more ways than one. | Raisi, the first Iranian president to officially visit China in 20 years, led an ultra high-level political and economic delegation, which included the new Central Bank governor and the Ministers of Economy, Oil, Foreign Affair…

_____ (2023-02-21). Georgia and Turkey: "Productive Partners" in More than Crime. journal-neo.org In Tbilisi, as in any other European capital, you will see Turkish restaurants. There has always been a Turkish community in Georgia, and neighbouring Azerbaijan is a Turkic state, speaking a similar language. So there is nothing unusual about Georgia being like everywhere else in this regard. However Georgia is a very nationalistic country, regardless …

_____ (2023-02-21). Syrian Tragedy and US inhuman sanctions. journal-neo.org Unfortunately, the death toll from the devastating earthquake that struck southwest Turkey and northwest Syria continues to rise. According to the latest figures, the number of those killed in both regions has reached a staggering 36,000, more than 100,000 inhabitants were injured. An unknown number of victims are still under the rubble. The evacuation will take time …

Anonymous103 (2023-02-21). Straightening-Out Ideological Labels. southfront.org | Written by Because political 'science' hasn't yet understood, and therefore cannot scientifically (that is, in a 100% historically truthful way) define, ideological labels, such as "leftist" "rightist" "progressive" "liberal" "conservative" "socialist" "communist" and "fascist", these labels are normally handled propagandistically, instead of accurately; and, so…

Pepe Escobar (2023-02-21). Raisi in Beijing: Iran-China Strategic Plans Go Full Throttle. orinocotribune.com By Pepe Escobar — Feb 17, 2023 | Raisi's visit to Beijing, the first for an Iranian president in 20 years, represents Tehran's wholesale 'Pivot to the East' and China's recognition of Iran's centrality to its BRI plans. | The visit of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi to Beijing and his face-to- face meeting with counterpart Xi Jinping is a groundbreaking affair in more ways than one. | Raisi, the first Iranian president to officially visit China in 20 years, led an ultra high-level political and economic delegation, which included the new Central Bank governor and the Ministers of Economy, Oil, Foreign Affair…

_____ (2023-02-21). Georgia and Turkey: "Productive Partners" in More than Crime. journal-neo.org In Tbilisi, as in any other European capital, you will see Turkish restaurants. There has always been a Turkish community in Georgia, and neighbouring Azerbaijan is a Turkic state, speaking a similar language. So there is nothing unusual about Georgia being like everywhere else in this regard. However Georgia is a very nationalistic country, regardless …

_____ (2023-02-21). Syrian Tragedy and US inhuman sanctions. journal-neo.org Unfortunately, the death toll from the devastating earthquake that struck southwest Turkey and northwest Syria continues to rise. According to the latest figures, the number of those killed in both regions has reached a staggering 36,000, more than 100,000 inhabitants were injured. An unknown number of victims are still under the rubble. The evacuation will take time …

Anonymous103 (2023-02-21). Straightening-Out Ideological Labels. southfront.org | Written by Because political 'science' hasn't yet understood, and therefore cannot scientifically (that is, in a 100% historically truthful way) define, ideological labels, such as "leftist" "rightist" "progressive" "liberal" "conservative" "socialist" "communist" and "fascist", these labels are normally handled propagandistically, instead of accurately; and, so…

Global Voices (2023-02-21). Amid Massive Natural Disaster, Turkey's Erdogan Wields Censorship and Prepares for Dicey Polls. juancole.com Written byCivic Media Observatory This story is part of Undertones, Global Voices' Civic Media Observatory's newsletter. It features a summary of a year-long research on media ecosystems from Turkey and what we can expect in 2023. Whenever you click on a hyperlink in the text, you will see the narrative and media posts upholding it. …

Oregon Capital Chronicle (2023-02-21). Is the new AP African American Studies course Dangerous? Students don't think so. juancole.com Naseem Rakha Maurice Cowley is teaching college-level African American Studies at McDaniel High School. ( Oregon Capital Chronicle ) — Three days after the nation honored Martin Luther King Jr.'s leadership in the Civil Rights Movement, a spokeswoman for the Florida Department of Education announced that no Florida public high school would be …

Prabir Purkayastha (2023-02-21). Why do we have a balloon hysteria in the U.S.? mronline.org THE newsfeeds from the US seem to be completely insane. First, an F22 Raptor, the most expensive U.S. military aircraft, is used to shoot down a Chinese balloon over the Atlantic ocean.

Staff (2023-02-21). 27 February, Vancouver: Art and Banner Making Party for Palestine. samidoun.net Monday, 27 February 6: 00 pm Grandview Church 1803 E 1st Ave Vancouver Join Samidoun Vancouver on Monday, 27 February for a banner and art-making party for Palestine! Our banner drops, mural events, demonstrations and actions all involve eye-catching images. Join us to make banners to drop and leave, permanent banners for use in multiple events, …

Staff (2023-02-21). Vancouver banner drops, public interventions highlight Palestinian struggle for liberation. samidoun.net Samidoun Vancouver joined in the Days of Rage and Resistance — organized by the Masar Badil, the Palestinian Alternative Revolutionary Path Movement — with a banner drop in a busy area of the city on Sunday, 12 February 2023. Participants carried and waved Palestinian flags and hung banners with slogans including "Free All Palestinian Prisoners," …

Herb Boyd, Don Rojas (2023-02-21). Was Malcolm X Betrayed By an African American CIA Agent Posing as a Mozambican Freedom Fighter? covertactionmagazine.com New revelations breed suspicion that a campaign of CIA surveillance and attempted assassination of Malcolm during his travels in Africa was orchestrated by a member of the Liberation Front of Mozambique (FRELIMO) named Leo Milas. [On the 58th anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X, Herb Boyd and Don Rojas provide CAM readers a peak …

americanthinker (2023-02-21). A Tribute to Rev. Dr. George Coyne, S.J. americanthinker.com Dr. Coyne, who died three years ago, brought traits to science that are sadly missing today, such as clarity and imagination.

americanthinker (2023-02-21). Healthcare Job Growth Brings Death-by-Queueing to U.S. americanthinker.com The cost of "free" healthcare? Human collateral.

americanthinker (2023-02-21). On the Brink of Judicial Reform, Israel's Leftists Grow Panicked. americanthinker.com Transforming the courts spells out demise for Israel's leftists, and anti-Semitism erupts.

americanthinker (2023-02-21). The Dead End of Reparations. americanthinker.com More important than a thriving American black middle class is maintaining the power of the Anointed educated ruling class.

americanthinker (2023-02-21). The EPA Has No Credibility. americanthinker.com Remember what they said about ground zero after 9/11?>

americanthinker (2023-02-21). Another reason for school choice. americanthinker.com School choice is gaining because the public schools are not performing.

americanthinker (2023-02-21). California lost over 500,000 residents in the last two years. americanthinker.com But it's definitely not because of the Democrats and their ideas….

americanthinker (2023-02-21). Indiana public schools announce partnership with a state university, and objectivity has gone out the window. americanthinker.com The temple of climate change finds new worshippers.

americanthinker (2023-02-21). Overcoming pronoun madness. americanthinker.com There is an easy way to provide a pronoun already in existence that cannot be argued.

Anonymous Contributor (2023-02-21). Georgia Tech Students Rally and March Against Cop City in Atlanta, GA. itsgoingdown.org Report back from recent march against Cop City organized on the Georgia Tech campus in so-called Atlanta, GA. For more info about the ongoing week of action, go here. photo: @atldemsoc On February 10th 2023, a demonstration was held at Georgia Tech against Cop City and in remembrance of Tyre Nichols, Manuel "Tortuguita" Paez-Teran, and…

Catherine Crockett (2023-02-21). Sunday 4/23: Seaside Earth Day Celebration & Electric Vehicle Fair. indybay.org Seaside City Hall Lawn, 440 Harcourt Ave., Seaside, CA…

CIIS Public Programs (2023-02-21). Thursday 3/23: Indigenous Voices on Our Changing Earth. indybay.org

Dr. William Makis (2023-02-21). "Turbo Cancer" Post COVID-19 Vaccination? 21-Year Old Evan Fishel Died of Leukemia Only Four Days After Diagnosis. globalresearch.ca

____ (2023-02-21). Xinjiang port spearheading opening-up. ecns.cn The Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region plans to further unleash the potential of the Urumqi International Land Port Area this year after it witnessed fast growth in trade volume last year, local officials said.

____ (2023-02-21). Former president of Slovenia delivers speech at Lanting Forum on Global Security Initiative. ecns.cn

____ (2023-02-21). Top academic expects education sector to bounce back quickly. ecns.cn The three years of the COVID-19 epidemic resulted in a major hit to the international education program at Beijing Jiaotong University's College of International Education, according to Liu Yanqing, the school's dean.

____ (2023-02-21). Tibet residents welcome New Year with yak stew, mask dance performances. ecns.cn The atmosphere is festive in Lhasa, Tibet autonomous region, as residents gear up to celebrate Losar and usher in the Year of the Rabbit with religious rituals, lavish feasts and family reunions.

____ (2023-02-21). Talent flow made easier in bay area. ecns.cn Promoting cross-border practices in more professional fields and mutual recognition of professional qualifications would be of great importance to increasing the flow of talent in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.

____ (2023-02-21). COVID in Hangzhou limited to a few cases. ecns.cn Fifteen school students in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province have tested positive for COVID-19, said the city's health authorities on Monday.

____ (2023-02-21). Firms punished for damaging environment. ecns.cn Almost 150 officials from two centrally administered State-owned enterprises have been held accountable for environmental violations exposed in the country's high-profile central environmental inspections.

____ (2023-02-21). 1 killed, 13 injured in explosion at U.S. metal manufacturing plant. ecns.cn One person died and 13 others were injured after an explosion rocked a metal manufacturing plant on Monday in Bedford, the U.S. state of Ohio.

____ (2023-02-21). Various fork activities held to celebrate Dragon Head Raising Day. ecns.cn Er Yue Er, which falls on the second day of the second month on Chinese Lunar calendar, is regarded by the Chinese people as the day when the "dragon raises its head," which means the spring awakens after winter hibernation.

Emir Sader (2023-02-21). La desdolarización avanza en el mundo. globalizacion.ca El acuerdo entre los bancos centrales de Rusia e Irán es un paso más en el proceso de desdolarización de la economía mundial. Por ese acuerdo, 52 bancos iraníes se conectarán con 106 bancos rusos. El uso del rublo y…

Eye Zen Presents (2023-02-21). Sunday 2/26: FabLab: Per Sia. indybay.org STUDIO A.C.T.

Free West Media (2023-02-21). Ohio Disaster: When Hedge Funds Manage Rail Traffic. globalresearch.ca

Golden Thread Productions & Brava for Women (2023-02-21). Wednesday 3/8: International Women's Day: What Do the Women Say? 2023 Fighters for Freedom. indybay.org Brava Theater Center | 2781 24th Street | San Francisco, CA 94110 | Or join the event virtually…

INDYRADIO (2023-02-21). Friend of Assange Found Innocent of False Charges in Ecuador. indybay.org Privacy advocate Ola Bini was finally found innocent of nebulous charges that kept him under control of the legal system for 3 years. Today we share his story as he told it on social media at the end of last month. This morning, he clarified the status of his case. Though the verdict will be appealed, Ola is still smiling, now certain he will prevail.

Jacob G. Hornberger (2023-02-21). What About the Unprovoked U.S. Aggression Against Iraq? globalresearch.ca

Jim McIlroy (2023-02-21). Farmers protest silver, lead, zinc mine threat in Lue. greenleft.org.au Residents of Mudgee and farmers protested outside the Independent Planning Commission against Bowdens Silver's plan to mine silver, lead and zinc, near Lue. Jim McIlroy reports.

John Klar (2023-02-21). Solution to the World's Carbon Problems: Compel Children to Eat Unhealthy Processed Vegetarian Alternatives to Wholesome Grass-fed Meats or Fresh Local Foods. globalresearch.ca

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2023-02-21). 40 Mile Walk to White House to Call for President Biden Action on Reparations. indybay.org From Sea to Shining Sea and beyond, the call for Reparations Study and Redress is growing. President Joe Biden and the Office of Executive Branch of the United States of America can demonstrate one standard for global citizenship via Executive Order to create a Reparations Study and Redress Commission. From Historic Negro Bar, Mormon Island and Negro Bar Gold Mining District we join the journey towards justice.

Labor Video Project (2023-02-21). ILWU Local 10 Stops Work & Rallies For Mumia With Tyre Nichols Family In San Francisco. indybay.org ILWU Local 10 held a stop work action and held a march and rally to demand the freedom of Mumia Abu-Jamal. The family of Tyre Nichols also attended and spoke out.

Leon Kunstenaar (2023-02-21). International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) March and Rally to Free Mumia. indybay.org Hundreds of ILWU members and supporters demand freedom for Mumia Abu-Jamal as part of ongoing campaign…

Marcelo Colussi (2023-02-21). Las falacias de la democracia. globalizacion.ca En cualquier país "libre", no "autocrático" -según la terminología en uso por el globalizado discurso de la derecha, por supuesto totalmente rebatible- la democracia aparece como el bien supremo. Las penurias de las poblaciones se deben -según esa estrecha, muy…

Mike Whitney (2023-02-21). Biden's Power Grab: Executive Order Installs "Equity" Commissars to Rule the Bureaucracy and Centralize Power. globalresearch.ca

Mothers on the March (2023-02-21). Friday 2/24: Free Palestine! indybay.org Israeli Consulate | 456 Montgomery | San Francisco…

Pacifica's Covid, Race & Democracy (2023-02-21). Rage Against the War Machine; ILWU for Mumia and Tyre; US behind Somaliland Secessionism;. indybay.org Pacifica's Covid, Race & Democracy: Rage Against the War Machine; ILWU for Mumia and Tyre; US behind Somaliland Secessionism; Death Penalty Abolition…

Peoples Dispatch (2023-02-21). Red Books Day 2023: Fight the rise of the right, read a red book. peoplesdispatch.org The day is celebrated in dozens of countries to mark the anniversary of the publication of the Communist Manifesto and to collectively stand up against the rise of the right…

Peter Boyle (2023-02-21). Exhibition to raise funds for earthquake victims in Rojava. greenleft.org.au An exhibition of photographs in the Stirrup Gallery at the Addison Road Community Centre will raise funds for earthquake relief in Rojava. Peter Boyle reports.

Phyllis Bennis (2023-02-21). 20 Years Ago, the World Said No to War. globalresearch.ca

Prof. Siddharth Kara (2023-02-21). Your Smartphone Has a Human Cost. globalresearch.ca

Protect Thacker Pass (2023-02-21). Three Tribes File New Lawsuit Challenging Thacker Pass Lithium Mine. indybay.org Late yesterday, three Native American Tribes — the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, Burns Paiute Tribe, and Summit Lake Paiute Tribe — launched a major new lawsuit against the Thacker Pass lithium mine. | This new case contains major allegations that were not heard in the prior court case, and may be a significant roadblock for the mine.

r u 18? vote! (2023-02-21). Why is Putin's name not on this list? indybay.org Why is Putin's name not on this list? | What do we mean by "equal treatment under the law"? | What has Putin done to violate laws and human rights?>

Revolution Books (2023-02-21). Sunday 2/19: Livestream: Bigger, More Revolutionary and More Participatory Than Ever! indybay.org Revolution Books | 2444 Durant Avenue ,Berkeley…

Revolution Books (2023-02-21). Saturday 2/25: Film Showing: COUP 53-Old Secrets Cast Long Shadows, A benefit for Revolution Books. indybay.org Revolution Books | 2444 Durant Avenue | Berkeley, CA…

Robert J. Burrowes (2023-02-21). We Are Being Smashed Politically, Economically, Medically and Technologically by the Elite's 'Great Reset': Why? How Do We Fight Back Effectively? globalresearch.ca

San Francisco Public Library (2023-02-21). Saturday 3/4: Night of Ideas. indybay.org San Francisco Main Library | 100 Larkin St | San Francisco, CA 94102…

Santa Cruz Children's Museum of Discovery (2023-02-21). Saturday 3/18: Summer Camp Board Game Festival. indybay.org Inside the Capitola Mall near the food court.

Santa Cruz Children's Museum of Discovery (2023-02-21). Saturday 3/11: Teddy Bear Clinic. indybay.org Inside the Capitola Mall near the food court.

Staff (2023-02-21). Venezuela Mobilizes Over 1,000 Buses for Carnival. orinocotribune.com Venezuelan Minister for Transport Ramón Velásquez Araguayán announced that more than 1,000 buses will be deployed throughout Venezuela during the Happy Carnivals 2023. The buses will guarantee Venezuelans transportation and enjoyment during these holidays. Like many other countries in the region, Venezuela celebrates Carnival on Monday, February 20, and Tuesday, February 21. | On Friday, February 17, Velásquez Araguayán explained via social media that this deployment will cover road safety and beach routes. | "From the Eastern Bus Terminal [Caracas], we begin the deployment of Happy Carnivals 2023 with more than…

Steven Sahiounie (2023-02-21). Canada's Role in the War in Syria. globalresearch.ca

The Green Arcade (2023-02-21). Tuesday 3/7: The Long History of Black Power through One Family's Journey with author Dan Berger. indybay.org The Green Arcade | 1680 Market Street | SF, CA 94110…

Tom-Oliver Regenauer (2023-02-21). A terribly powerful family. indybay.org The unbelievable to outrageous story of the Bush clan not only illustrates the neo-feudalistic beliefs and networks we are dealing with in the ruling caste, it also proves that the power structures often referred to as the "Deep State" are real behind the faàßade of official government business and are mostly the actual political force in the country.

Uhuru Solidarity Movement (2023-02-21). Saturday 3/11: White People: Say NO to the FBI War on Black Liberation! indybay.org 4101 W. Florissant Ave St. Louis, MO 63115…

Unicorn Riot (2023-02-21). Minneapolis March Connects Roof Depot Demolition Resistance to the Atlanta Forest. unicornriot.ninja

WSWS (2023-02-21). Intriguing discovery of ancient tools, butchery, and hominin teeth in Kenya. wsws.org The discoveries include evidence that Oldowan tools were used to cut and pound animal flesh far earlier than previously known.

WSWS (2023-02-21). Tentative Agreements reached between AT&T and the CWA in lead-up to contract votes. wsws.org The tentative agreement negotiated by the CWA for DirecTV and AT&T Mobility workers in the southeast offers workers below-inflation pay raises.

WSWS (2023-02-21). Turkish official says earthquake death toll could reach 150,000 as aftershocks shake region. wsws.org As two aftershocks of magnitude 6.4 and 5.8 struck southern Turkey yesterday, a Turkish governor said that the actual death toll could be five times higher than the official toll which is well over 30,000.

WSWS (2023-02-21). One year on, Australian flood victims still left abandoned. wsws.org As a result of the contemptuous government response, people remain camping out in wrecked homes or caravans, while others are paying exorbitant rents because of the wider housing, interest rates and cost-of-living crisis.

WSWS (2023-02-21). US prisoner deaths rose more than 60 percent from 2019 to 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic. wsws.org Data acquired by the the UCLA School of Law's Behind Bars Data Project indicates that 6,182 imprisoned people died behind bars in 2020 compared to 4,240 in 2019, a 62 percent increase despite a 10 percent decline in the US prison population.

WSWS (2023-02-21). Modi orders raids on BBC offices after documentary points to his role in 2002 Gujarat anti-Muslim pogrom. wsws.org Based on trumped-up charges of tax irregularities, the raids on BBC India were intended to intimidate the press or anyone who dares shed light on the crimes perpetrated by Modi and his Hindu-supremacist BJP government.

WSWS (2023-02-21). German interior minister to tighten up "radicalism decree" wsws.org A bill introduced by Interior Minister Nancy Faeser (Social Democratic Party, SPD) is intended to make it easier in the future to "remove" civil servants for "extremist misconduct."

WSWS (2023-02-21). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org Workers walked off the job after Aeromar said Feburary 15 that it is ceasing operation after 35 years in business, while Canada's Liberal government is seeking cuts in real pay in stalled contract negotiations with government workers.

WSWS (2023-02-21). US exploits North Korea's missile test to flex military muscle. wsws.org Pyongyang's launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile on Saturday is in response to the resumption of large scale US-South Korean military exercises that amount to rehearsals for war with North Korea.

WSWS (2023-02-21). Thousands still isolated one week after devastating floods in New Zealand. wsws.org Questions are being raised about why Cyclone Gabrielle caused so much damage to homes and infrastructure, and whether some flood-prone areas could have been evacuated before the disaster.

WSWS (2023-02-21). Australia: Queensland Police exploit right-wing terror attack to target socialism and Marxism. wsws.org After denying that a shoot-out between police and right-wing individuals last December was a "terror event," the Queensland Police have done an abrupt about-face and issued sweeping directives against "extremists," especially socialists.

WSWS (2023-02-21). The answer to the East Palestine disaster: Railroad workers' control over safety and working conditions. wsws.org If workers had control of the situation, the outcome in East Palestine, Ohio, would have been entirely different.

WSWS (2023-02-21). Strong opposition by striking Temple grad students to tentative agreement as voting begins. wsws.org Temple University graduate students and researchers spoke out publicly in opposition to the tentative agreement being forced on them by the campus and their union.

WSWS (2023-02-21). SEP (Australia) candidate for NSW election exposes fraud of indigenous Voice. wsws.org Tanya Plibersek, one of the most senior representatives of the federal government, responded with anger and censorship to an exposure of the reactionary character of the Voice and a call for a unified socialist movement of the working class.

WSWS (2023-02-21). Oppose the Sri Lankan government's moves to block local elections! Mobilise the working class to defend democratic rights! wsws.org The government's move is part of its broader attacks on the democratic rights of the masses in preparation for suppressing opposition to its savage austerity measures dictated by the IMF.

Orinoco Tribune 2 (2023-02-21). Burkina Faso, Guinea, and Mali Propose Strategic Axis Amid French Military Ouster. orinocotribune.com By Tanupriya Singh — Feb 15, 2023 | The three West African countries, all of whom have recently undergone military takeovers amid rising public anger against France, have agreed to a Bamako-Conakry -Ouagadougou axis, with enhanced cooperation on matters ranging from trade to the fight against insecurity | As France is getting ready to withdraw its troops from Burkina Faso by the end of the month, signs of a possible realignment in the region are emerging with a tripartite meeting between the foreign ministers of Burkina Faso, Mali, and Guinea—Olivia Ragnaghnewendé, Morissanda Kouyate, and Abdoulaye Dio…

teleSUR- hvh, JCM (2023-02-21). Corea del Norte lanza misiles de corto alcance al mar de Japón. telesurtv.net Fuentes oficiales norcoreanas señalaron que la unidad empleada es un poderoso medio de "ataque nuclear táctico".

teleSUR, JCM (2023-02-21). China niega que vaya a vender armas a Rusia. telesurtv.net El vocero de la cancillería Wang Webin aseguró: "Nunca aceptaremos que EE.UU. imponga cómo deben ser las relaciones chino-rusas" .

Emanuel Pastreich (2023-02-21). Cómo los súper ricos destruyen nuestras mentes. globalizacion.ca Las corporaciones, los bancos de inversión multinacionales y los súper ricos que se esconden detrás de ellos han lanzado este año la etapa final de una guerra despiadada de unos pocos contra la gran mayoría de la humanidad. | Aunque pagan…

Jeffrey D. Sachs (2023-02-21). Lo que Ucrania necesita aprender de Afganistán sobre las guerras de poder. globalizacion.ca Lo que los europeos necesitan aprender es que la UE no es sino un Protectorado de EEUU. Muchos discursos sobre la ´democracia ª, pero las decisiones se toman en Washington. Lo sorprendente es la pasividad y la docilidad de los dirigentes…

reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras (2023-02-21). Perú y nuestros otros mundos: ´Lucha Indígena ª Febr2023. indybay.org Perú y nuestros otros mundos: ´Lucha Indígena ª | Hablan lxs que siempre lucharán! | Febrero 2023…

Staff (2023-02-21). Hoy en la Mesa Redonda: Segundo capítulo de la serie documental "El enigma de Cuba. mesaredonda.cubadebate.cu La Mesa Redonda estrenará este martes en televisión el segundo capítulo de la Serie documental "El Enigma de Cuba", que recoge la la historia de la nación cubana narrada a profundidad desde sus escenarios fundamentales y a través de mujeres y hombres que la protagonizaron o la han estudiado con denuedo para salvaguardarla y transmitirla a las nuevas generaciones.

Staff (2023-02-21). El español nuestro (II): "Que aquéllos que allí se parecen no son gigantes, sino molinos de viento" cubadebate.cu øInfluyen las nuevas tecnologías y la ola de estímulos visuales? øLos juegos digitales? øEl sino de nativos digitales, el vértigo de la vida en el siglo XXI? øEl escaso tiempo y muchas preocupaciones, limitaciones de tiempo y vicisitudes de los padres en época de crisis, cambios drásticos y precariedad? øLa desprofesionalización en no pocos ámbitos? øSon las tecnologías, el cambio de época y paradigma, o somos los humanos?

Staff (2023-02-21). Esos "seres normativos" olvidados: Los deberes constitucionales. cubadebate.cu Generalmente las personas piensan más en sus derechos que en sus deberes, se proyectan más en exigir los primeros frente al Estado o a los otros ciudadanos, que a reflexionar y cumplir con los segundos, para así llevar una conducta cívica o ciudadana conteste con estos, lo cual puede ser "entendible" porque la persona humana es un ser de libertad y se concibe como tal.

Staff (2023-02-21). Quizás lo has visto sin saber qué es: Conoce al satélite artificial más grande del sistema . cubadebate.cu Durante los minutos anteriores y posteriores al amanecer y anochecer, respectivamente, es posible ver en el cielo desplazándose muy despacio algunos objetos brillantes, como si las estrellas estuvieran moviéndose. Pero no son estrellas, son satélites artificiales, mucho más cercanos y pequeños, en relación a otros cuerpos celestes que vemos en las noches.

Staff (2023-02-21). Dan a conocer detalles de la 62 Serie Nacional de Beisbol. cubadebate.cu La Comisión Nacional de Beisbol (CNB) reiteró hoy que la próxima serie nacional comenzará el 22 de marzo con inauguración oficial en el estadio Mártires de Barbados y actividad en otros siete parques del país. Será un evento atípico, pues su etapa regular debe enmarcarse entre el V Clásico Mundial de Beisbol y los Juegos Centrocaribes de San Salvador 2023.

Staff (2023-02-21). Las 3 del día: Sirenas momificadas, incendio en Mayarí y las noticias del 20 de febrero (+ Podcast). cubadebate.cu Saludos a todos los seguidores de "Las 3 del día". Este lunes 20 de febrero de 2023 hacemos un resumen de lo más importante ocurrido en la jornada en nuestro país y en el contexto internacional. "Las 3 del día" es el podcast de Cubadebate que tiene de todo un poco en materia informativa. °Conéctese ya!

Staff (2023-02-21). Bolsa MiTransfer amplía su alcance con nuevas opciones de pago. cubadebate.cu Directivos de la Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Cuba (Etecsa) informaron que próximamente quedarán habilitadas nuevas opciones de pago a través de la Bolsa MiTransfer de Transfermóvil con la habilitación del monedero móvil o billetera virtual.

Staff (2023-02-21). Este 21 de febrero convoca la poesía: Un libro rojo para Roque Dalton. cubadebate.cu Este 21 de febrero les invitamos a recordar a uno de "nuestros rojos", el poeta y revolucionario salvadoreño Roque Dalton. El encuentro se realizará a las tres de la tarde en la Sala de Lectura de la Biblioteca José Antonio Echeverría, como parte de la cuarta edición del Día de los Libros Rojos, convocatoria que surgió desde la Unión Internacional de Editoriales de Izquierda.

Staff (2023-02-21). Mincin informa sobre afectaciones en la distribución de la canasta familiar normada. cubadebate.cu Las empresas mayoristas del sistema del Comercio Interior, realizan la distribución de 2 090 toneladas de arroz de las más de 36 000 que corresponden a la cuota del mes. Se estima demora en la entrega en las provincias de Matanzas, Ciego de àÅvila, Las Tunas, Holguín, Santiago de Cuba y Guantánamo.

Staff (2023-02-21). Terremoto en Turquía: Al menos seis muertos y cientos de heridos tras réplicas. cubadebate.cu Al menos seis personas murieron y cientos resultaron heridas después de que las réplicas de magnitud 6.4 y 5.8 azotaran la provincia de Hatay, en el sur de Turquía, cerca de la frontera con Siria, dijo este martes el Centro de Coordinación de Emergencias de Turquía, SAKOM.

Staff (2023-02-21). Unión Eléctrica prevé una afectación de 567 MW en horario nocturno de este martes. cubadebate.cu La Unión Eléctrica informó que en el día de ayer se afectó el servicio por déficit de capacidad fundamentalmente en la zona centro oriental del país, por altas transferencias de energía. De mantenerse las condiciones previstas se pronostica una afectación de 567 MW en el horario pico nocturno.

teleSUR, hvh, JCM (2023-02-21). Rusia toma control de localidad al norte de Bajmut, Donetsk. telesurtv.net Autoridades de Donetsk aseguraron que este avance permitiría bloquear a las tropas ucranianas de Bajmut.

teleSUR, hvh, JCM (2023-02-21). Türkiye avanza el ingreso a la OTAN de Suecia y Finlandia. twitter.com Cavusoglu anunció que "en un futuro próximo, la reunión tendrá lugar en la sede de la OTAN en Bruselas".

teleSUR, jaa, SH (2023-02-21). øPor qué conmemorar el Día Mundial de la Justicia Social. telesurtv.net La justicia social hace que sociedades y economías funcionen mejor y la pobreza, las desigualdades y los males sociales se reduzcan considerablemente.

teleSUR, jaa, YSM (2023-02-21). Elevan a 40 los muertos por lluvias en Sao Paulo, Brasil. telesurtv.net Se contabilizan 40 desaparecidos y más de 1.700 personas tuvieron que abandonar sus hogares por las inundaciones y deslaves.

teleSUR, JCM (2023-02-21). Más de 47 mil muertos tras los terremotos en Türkiye y Siria. t.co El nuevo balance de decesos por los terremotos que se registraron hace dos semanas se produce cuando el rescate de personas con vida disminuye en forma dramática.

teleSUR- hvh, JCM (2023-02-21). Reabren escuelas y tiendas tras protestas en Surinam. telesurtv.net El presidente surinamés señaló que "tomamos esta decisión porque no se puede permitir que nuestra economía siga parada".

Staff (2023-02-21). Díaz-Canel sostuvo encuentro con el eurodiputado Massimiliano Smeriglio. cubadebate.cu El Presidente de la República, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, sostuvo un encuentro este lunes con el diputado al Parlamento Europeo, Massimiliano Smeriglio, quien visita nuestro país con motivo de la presentación de su libro "Se bruciasse la città " (Se quema la ciudad), en la Feria Internacional del Libro de La Habana.

Staff (2023-02-21). Incendio en Pinares de Mayarí: Día decisivo para evitar avance del fuego al parque natural Mensura Piloto (+ Fotos). cubadebate.cu Luego de una noche intensa, este martes será decisivo para evitar el avance del incendio hacia las profundidades del parque natural Mensura Piloto, en especial hacia las zonas de Pinalito, rica en plantaciones de pinos y café, informó a través de su cuenta de Facebook el periodista de la Radio de Mayarí, Emilio Rodríguez Pupo.

Staff (2023-02-21). Segunda victoria de Cuba en topes amistosos de béisbol en Japón. cubadebate.cu El equipo cubano de béisbol logró en Japón su segunda victoria en topes amistosos contra clubes profesionales locales, al imponerse 10 carreras por cuatro frente a las Golondrinas de Yakult.

teleSUR, rzr, JCM (2023-02-21). ONU estima en 8.8 millones los afectados en Siria por terremotos. telesurtv.net La representante especial adjunta de la ONU en Siria, Najat Rochdi, realizó su estimación sobre los damnificados por los terremotos de hace dos semanas.

teleSUR, jaa, YSM (2023-02-21). Realizan nuevas protestas contra reforma judicial en Israel. telesurtv.net Los participantes se manifiestan contra la aprobación de una reforma afectaría a la democracia, la separación de poderes y otorgará más poder al Ejecutivo.

teleSUR, JCM (2023-02-21). Una serie de tiroteos en EE.UU. dejan al menos dos muertos. telesurtv.net En Nueva Orleans, en el estado de Luisiana, sureste de EE.UU., al menos una persona murió y cuatro más resultaron heridas.

teleSUR, JCM (2023-02-21). Terremoto de magnitud 6,4 sacude el sur de Türkiye. twitter.com Hatay es una de las zonas más devastadas por los terremotos y la única donde prosigue la búsqueda de supervivientes de las 11 provincias afectadas.

teleSUR, lvm, YSM (2023-02-21). Promulgan Ley Orgánica de Régimen Electoral en República Dominicana. telesurtv.net La Ley Orgánica de Régimen Electoral establece una pena de hasta 10 años de prisión para quienes incurran en el delito contra la integridad de las elecciones.

teleSUR, rzr, SH (2023-02-21). Al menos 15 personas mueren al volcarse autobús en México. telesurtv.net El hecho ocurrió en una zona limítrofe entre los estados de Puebla y Oaxaca, desde donde posiblemente partió el vehículo.

teleSUR, MER (2023-02-21). Siguen las movilizaciones contra el Gobierno de Perú. telesurtv.net Delegaciones de las provincias de Puno se están organizando para enviar nuevas comitivas a Lima y seguir las protestas.

teleSUR, SH (2023-02-21). Gremios del norte peruano marcharán contra presidenta Boluarte. telesurtv.net En la nueva jornada de movilizaciones en Arequipa también participarán estudiantes, comerciantes y gremios de construcción civil de la región.

Staff (2023-02-21). En tiempo récord, deportistas rusos cruzan el estrecho de Yucatán en tablas de kitesurf. cubadebate.cu Un grupo de deportistas rusos ha marcado un nuevo récord tras ser los primeros en atravesar el golfo de Yucatán navegando en tablas de kitesurf. Los kitesurfistas realizaron la travesía, de más de 230 kilómetros, partiendo desde un muelle en el cabo de San Antonio en Cuba. Tardaron en llegar a las costas de México 11 horas y 19 minutos.

Staff (2023-02-21). Conozca mejor a los integrantes de #elCubaClásico: Moncada y Roel. 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.

teleSUR, jaa, YSM (2023-02-21). Explosión en fábrica de metal deja 13 heridos en Ohio, EE.UU. telesurtv.net Hasta el momento se desconocen las causas del incidente y dos de los heridos están en estado crítico.

teleSUR, JCM (2023-02-21). Presidente de Brasil visita zona afectada por lluvias en Sao Paulo. 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, MER (2023-02-21). Nuevo terremoto deja tres muertos y más de 200 heridos en Türkiye. twitter.com Los decesos fueron reportados en Antakya, Defne y Samandaƒü, precisó el ministro del Interior de Türkiye.

teleSUR, odr, JGN (2023-02-21). Brigadistas retornan a Venezuela tras prestar ayuda en Siria. telesurtv.net Los brigadistas pertenecientes a la Fuerza de Tarea Humanitaria Simón Bolívar participaron en acciones de rescate y salvamento al pueblo de la nación árabe.

teleSUR, odr, YSM (2023-02-21). Continúa arribando ayuda humanitaria a Siria tras terremoto. telesurtv.net Países como Emiratos Árabes Unidos, Omán, Irak y la Organización Mundial de la Salud han enviado ayuda a Siria por distintas vías.

teleSUR, rzr, JCM (2023-02-21). Mantienen emergencia por incendios forestales en Chile. telesurtv.net Hasta el momento, las llamas consumieron 429.000 hectáreas, destruyeron 1.987 viviendas y dejaron más de 7.000 damnificados.

teleSUR, JDO, SH (2023-02-21). Aumenta a 36 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, lvm, JGN (2023-02-21). Fallece un adolescente palestino herido por Israel en Cisjordania. telesurtv.net El pasado 14 de febrero también las fuerzas de ocupación asesinaron al adolescente Mahmoud Al-Aydi, de 17 años.

teleSUR, SH (2023-02-21). Presidente de Surinam llama a la calma tras protestas sociales. telesurtv.net Ante la posibilidad de nuevas movilizaciones, el Gobierno de Surinam prevé un alto despliegue policial para evitar nuevos desmanes.

teleSUR- hvh (2023-02-21). Presidente Biden arriba a Ucrania cuando afronta protestas en EE.UU. telesurtv.net Miles de estadounidenses se manifestaron en la vispera contra el financiamiento del Gobierno de EE.UU. a Ucrania.

Staff (2023-02-21). Tasas vigentes en el mercado cambiario cubano este 21 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 21 de febrero de 2023 en el mercado cambiario del país.

Anonymous103 (2023-02-20). Military Situation In Donbass On February 20, 2023 (Map Update). southfront.org The AFU launched a counteroffensive near Ugledar and reportedly pushed back the Russian-led forces from the southern countryside of the village; | Clashes between the Russian Army and the AFU continue in Bakhmut and its outskirts; | Clashes between the Russian Army and the AFU continue in Mariinka village; | Artillery duels between the Russian Army and the AFU continue near Debrova; | Up to 100 Ukrainian servicemen, 2 armored vehicles and 2 h…

Anonymous103 (2023-02-20). Military Situation In Bakhmut On February 20, 2023 (Map Update). southfront.org On February 20, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 2 times: 1 — in Idlib province, 1 — in Latakia province; | More than 5,800 people were killed as a result of the earthquake in northwestern Syria, according to Syrian officials; | More than 40,600 people were killed as a result of the earthquake in southern Turkey, according to Turkish officials; | On February 20, SAA artillery shelled positions of Tur…

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…

_____ (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 …

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…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2023-02-20). The "Azov" Nazi Units in the Ukrainian National Guard and Army are Being Greatly Expanded. libya360.wordpress.com The Ukrainian military is recruiting forces for new offensive brigades. In addition to a police unit and a border guard unit, six brigades of the National Guard are said to belong to them. These assault units will be made up entirely of volunteers, most of whom have "been through hell" and "driven by patriotism," Interior…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2023-02-20). The Sky is Torn Down: How the "Liberation" of the Soviet Union Ended the Liberation of Soviet Women. libya360.wordpress.com Evan Reif Night Witches: The female pilots who struck fear into Nazi troops Not long ago, the women of Eastern Europe were free to live their lives to their full potential. They broke boundaries in science, started new trends in art, and even explored the stars as cosmonauts. In the so-called repressive dictatorship of the USSR,…

____ (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.

Anonymous103 (2023-02-20). More Than 120 Thousand Residents Of Donbass Became Victims Of Kiev Regime. southfront.org About 5 thousand residents of Donbass were killed by Ukrainian security forces, almost 9 thousand more were injured since 2014, Chairman of the Russian Investigative Committee of Russia claimed in his interview on February 20. | The investigation of Kiev's crimes confirmed that more than 120 thousand residents of Donbass were recognized as victims, i.e. their health and property were damaged as a result of the criminal actions of the Ukrainian side. | The Russian official claimed that, ac…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2023-02-20). NATO Ukraine Decree: 'This is Not the Time for Dialogue'. libya360.wordpress.com Feb. 18 — The last week has meant minimal changes on the front. The slight Russian advances on the Artyomovsk front, although slow, costly, and few, are the only ones of note at a time of fierce positional battles in the fortified areas of Donbass. Possibly seeking more air coverage and munitions, Yevgeny Prigozhin complained…

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.

Staff (2023-02-20). Biden in Ukraine on War Anniversary: Matt Duss, Medea Benjamin Debate U.S. Involvement, Hopes for Peace. democracynow.org President Biden made a surprise visit to Ukraine ahead of this week's first anniversary of Russia's invasion and announced another $500 million in military aid to Ukraine and more sanctions on Russia. The visit underlines what Biden called his "unwavering support" for Ukrainian independence at a time when growing numbers of people in the United States and other countries are pushing for a negotiated end to the fighting. "For an American president to make a trip like this is enormously symbolic," says Matt Duss, visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace…

Anonymous103 (2023-02-20). US, France, and UK Divided on Support for Ukraine. southfront.org The three nuclear powers in NATO have different views on how to address the war in Ukraine. | Originally published by British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said London would be the first country to send long-range missiles to Kiev. Meanwhile, statements from top American and French officials indicate support for Ukraine in Washington and Paris may be weakening. | At the Munich Security Confe…

Anonymous103 (2023-02-20). Military Situation In Ukraine On February 20, 2023 (Map Update). southfront.org Russia destroyed an AFU AN/TPQ-37 radar near Stelmakhovka with high-precision missiles; | Russia destroyed an AFU ammo depot near Ugledar with high-precision missiles; | Russia destroyed an AFU ammo depot near Kherson city; | The Russian Army shot down a Su-27 warplane near Izyum; | On an unannounced visit to Ukraine, US President Joseph Biden met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky at Mariinsky Palace in Kyiv; | Clashes between the Russian Army and the AFU cont…

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…

Anonymous103 (2023-02-20). Expired Foreign Weapons In Service With Ukrainian Forces Not A Problem For Corrupt Kiev Regime. southfront.org Russian military sources revealed that the Ukrainian military was supplied with expired ammunition from the United States. Newly shared photo of a servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) showed a US-made 120-mm shell. Its marking confirmed that it was already decommissioned by the US military. | Russian sources revealed that according to the marking of the ammunition, Washington supplied decommissioned weapons for the AFU. | Moreover, according to the Pentagon sources, these munition…

Anonymous103 (2023-02-20). In Video: Interviews With Ukrainian Prisoners Of War. southfront.org

Anonymous103 (2023-02-20). US-UK Just Came To The End Of WWII Paradigm: WWIII Loading. southfront.org | Written by Simon Chege Ndiritu | Context : | It is less than a week before the first Anniversary of Russia's Special Military Operation (SMO) in Ukraine and just over a week after award-winning Journalist, Seymour Hersh revealed details of implicating the US for bombing Nord Stream gas Pipelines. In comparison with Hersh's earlier work, his latest piece entails a US intelligence operative revealing what happened as opposed Hersh digging through piles of documents or footage t…

Anonymous103 (2023-02-20). Washington Gives Ukraine False Hope That It Can Recapture Crimea. southfront.org Russian and Crimean flagsNuland encourages Ukrainian terrorism against Crimea. | Written by Ahmed Adel, Cairo-based geopolitics and political economy researcher | By stating that the US will support Ukrainian attacks on Crimea, Under Secretary of State Victoria Nuland confirms beyond doubt that Washington encourages Kiev's aggression and escalation of war. However, a possible attack on Crimea will not only fail because the peninsula is well protected, but it will lead to a more devastating retaliation by Russia against the…

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…

Editor (2023-02-20). Rage Against the War Machine Speeches. scheerpost.com At the Lincoln Memorial on Sunday, February 19th, on the anniversary of the Ukraine War, protestors from the Right and the Left gathered to demand an end to the American funding of the war in Ukraine and an end to the War State.

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 …

Ben Norton, Geopolitical Economy Report. (2023-02-20). Ukraine War Is Frozen, Says Council On Foreign Relations Chief. popularresistance.org The president of the powerful US government-linked Council on Foreign Relations, Richard Haass, has argued that the proxy war in Ukraine is frozen. | He said he expects no territorial changes in the next year of fighting between Russia and NATO-backed Ukrainian forces. | At the same time, he dismissed the possibility of peace negotiations to end the frozen conflict, insisting, "There is no desire in Ukraine to compromise. If anything, they're escalating their demands". | Haass is a former US diplomat who served as director of policy planning for the State Department in the George W. Bush administration, during th…

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.

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 …

infobrics (2023-02-20). Tensions between Poland and Belarus on the rise. infobrics.org Despite it, Lukashenko's offer to act as a mediator in Ukrainian conflict should be taken seriously by Washington.

infobrics (2023-02-20). US gives Ukraine false hope that it can recapture Crimea. infobrics.org Nuland encourages Ukrainian terrorism against Crimea.

_____ (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…

Al Mayadeen (2023-02-20). NYT: US Intelligence Helping Ukraine Kill Russian Generals. globalresearch.ca

americanthinker (2023-02-20). Brave, brave, brave, brave Joe Biden turns up in Kyiv for anniversary of Ukraine war. americanthinker.com What does toxics-ravaged Ohio have to do to get a visit from Joe Biden?>

americanthinker (2023-02-20). Ukraine's security chief boasts about new plan to 'park' tanks in Red Square. americanthinker.com The pro-war cacophony has always been about "defending" Ukraine's borders; now it's about Ukrainian conquest.

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 …

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… |

Dave DeCamp (2023-02-20). Biden Makes Suprise Visit to Ukraine. news.antiwar.com President Biden on Monday made a surprise visit to Ukraine, marking his first visit to the country since Russia invaded last year, a highly symbolic move that demonstrates Washington's deep involvement in the war. The visit came just days ahead of February 24, which will mark the one-year anniversary of the current conflict in Ukraine. …

Staff (2023-02-20). Headlines for February 20, 2023. democracynow.org Biden Visits Ukraine, Pledges More Weapons Ahead of First Anniversary of Russian Invasion, Europe to Increase Flow of Weapons to Ukraine as Peace Protesters Call for Diplomacy Over War, Kamala Harris Accuses Russia of Crimes Against Humanity, Warns Beijing Against Supporting Russia, Japan, U.S., South Korea Threaten More Sanctions After N. Korea Ballistic Missile Drills, Turkey Winding Down Earthquake Rescue Operations as Anger Grows over Scale of Deaths & Destruction, Thousands Protest as Extreme-Right Israeli Gov't Presses Ahead with Attack on Judiciary, Israeli Airstrikes Kill 15 in Damascus; U.S. Says I…

Staff (2023-02-20). The Far Right Sets a Trap for the Antiwar Movement. orinocotribune.com By Melinda Butterfield — Feb 9, 2023 | The history of the working class and oppressed peoples is full of positive and negative lessons about the intertwined struggles against war and fascism. Unfortunately, since the destruction of the USSR and the socialist camp 30 years ago, many of these lessons have been lost to new generations and forgotten by older ones. | At this critical juncture of an unfolding global war crisis unleashed by U.S. imperialism in Ukraine, the destruction of people's basic rights and livelihoods at home, and the growing climate catastrophe, it is crucial to the success of working-class…

Ted Snider (2023-02-20). Who Really Started the Ukraine Wars? globalresearch.ca

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.

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.

____ (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.

Fra Hughes (2023-02-20). Is Iran About to Come Under Further Attack? orinocotribune.com By Fra Hughes — Feb 16, 2023 | Recently, we have been witnessing an uptick of western-inspired violence on the streets of Iran, the latest excuse put forward by rioters being the death of a young woman while in police custody. While those promoting the riots claim she had been beaten while detained, the official cause of her death was actually related to complications arising from a brain surgery she had undergone as a child. | The riots were then used as cover, much like how Ukraine's 2014 Euromaidan protests were used to attack the legitimate government in power at the time, eventually leading to a regime…

Anonymous103 (2023-02-20). Military Situation In Syria On February 20, 2023 (Map Update). southfront.org On February 20, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 2 times: 1 — in Idlib province, 1 — in Latakia province; | More than 5,800 people were killed as a result of the earthquake in northwestern Syria, according to Syrian officials; | More than 40,600 people were killed as a result of the earthquake in southern Turkey, according to Turkish officials; | On February 20, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-bac…

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…

infobrics (2023-02-20). Russia, China and South Africa engage in joint naval exercises. infobrics.org The measure shows that there is an interest in raising BRICS partnership into military cooperation, but India and Brazil seem hesitant.

infobrics (2023-02-20). Just After a Month in Office, Brazil's Lula Looks at Russia with Hope. infobrics.org The Brazilian ambassador to Russia, Rodrigo de Lima Baena Soares has announced that the nation is looking to receive investments in its energy sector from the Russian gas giant Gazprom…

infobrics (2023-02-20). Munich Conference signals Western isolation, advent of multipolarity. infobrics.org The Munich Conference not only failed to produce the desired results (Russia supposedly isolated), but it even strengthened the multipolar world, as neither India nor China proved malleable in any way, showing their sovereignty is untouched by the political West's pressure.

Drago Bosnic (2023-02-20). "Balloon Diplomacy" at Munich Security Conference: U.S. Accuses China For Supporting Russia, Confronts India. globalresearch.ca

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…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2023-02-20). China Supports Russia's Draft Resolution on Nord Stream Blasts. libya360.wordpress.com UNITED NATIONS, February 20. /TASS/. China supports Russia's draft resolution submitted to the UN Security Council to investigate the terrorist attack on Russia's Nord Stream gas system, Zhang Jun, China's Permanent Representative to the UN, told reporters on Monday. The document may be put to the vote this week, Russia has requested a UN Security…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2023-02-20). Recognizing the War is Lost the 'West' Seeks an Exit. libya360.wordpress.com Moon of Alabama 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…

Kyle Anzalone (2023-02-20). Russian Diplomats Issue Dire Warnings that War with US Is Close. globalresearch.ca

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."

infobrics (2023-02-20). BRICS Inclusion of Saudi Arabia and Argentina Will Shift Traditional Geopolitics. infobrics.org Argentina and Saudi Arabia may soon join the BRICS group, which would bolster the multipolar world order…

infobrics (2023-02-20). BRICS Summit to Discuss Restructuring Global Political, Economic Architecture: S. African Official. infobrics.org

_____ (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…

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 …

Iron Snowflake (2023-02-20). Cop City Protesters Rally Outside Homes of Georgia Senators in DC. itsgoingdown.org Action report from DC on recent march and protest against Cop City. For more information on the week of action, go here. On February 18th, outraged activists descended on the DC homes of both of Georgia's Senators Warnock and Ossoff, demanding they break their silence on the murder of Tortuguita and stop the construction of…

Staff (2023-02-20). Georgia: unique NATO Partnership for Peace training center marks anniversary. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Georgian Ministry of DefenseFebruary 185, 2023 Sachkheri Mining Training School is celebrating its 17th anniversary The Sachkheri Mining Training School named after Colonel Besik Kutateladze is celebrating its anniversary. The anniversary of the school was preceded by the winter intermediate course of mountain training held within the framework of the NATO Partnership for Peace program, …

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.

The Cradle (2023-02-20). African Union Renews Full Support For Palestine, 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. On Sunday, AU commission chief Moussa Faki Mahamat confirmed that Israel's observer status has been suspended since last year and th…

____ (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.

Ben Norton (2023-02-20). US Admits Weather Pushed Chinese Balloon Off Course, US Shot Down Hobbyists' $12 Balloon in $2M Missile Attack. globalresearch.ca

_____ (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…

Lee Camp (2023-02-20). The Most Censored Stories of The Year, with Andy Lee Roth. mintpressnews.com Andy Lee Roth joins Lee Camp to cover Project Censored's annual Top 25 Most Censored Stories of the past year that are underreported or neglected by mainstream media.

Chris Hedges (2023-02-20). Chris Hedges: Rage Against The War Machine Speech. mintpressnews.com On Feb. 19, 2023, Chris Hedges spoke at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC at a bipartisan anti-war rally called "Rage Against the War Machine." Hedges was joined by prominent anti-war figures on the political left and right, drawing ire from some on both sides and making apparent the ever-growing schism that has come to characterize modern Americana. Here is the text of his speech in its entirety.

Alan MacLeod (2023-02-20). Media Ignore Seymour Hersch Bombshell Report of US Destroying Nord Stream 2. orinocotribune.com By Alan Macleod — Feb 15, 2023 | It has now been one week since Seymour Hersh published an Based on interviews with national security insiders, Hersh—the journalist who broke the stories of the My Lai Massacre, the CIA spying program and the Abu Ghraib torture scandal[m…

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.

Dave DeCamp (2023-02-20). US Ambassador Says Israel Can Do 'Whatever They Need' Against Iran. news.antiwar.com Tom Nides, the US ambassador to Israel, said Sunday that Israel could do "whatever they need" against Iran and said the US has no plans to pursue a revival of the Iran nuclear deal, known as the JCPOA. "As President Biden has said, we will not stand by and watch Iran get a nuclear weapon, …

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…

Ajamu Baraka, Black Agenda Report. (2023-02-20). Colombian Peace Caravan: Bringing The Hope Of 'Total Peace'. popularresistance.org Ajamu Baraka 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 on an historic "humanitarian Caravan" in January to the Indigenous and Afro-Colombian areas of the Pacific coast of Colombia as part of the peace process initiated by the new government. Ajamu was also an observer and international guarantor in Havana, Cuba during the last round of the Peace Process that produced the Ethnic Chapter of the peace agreement between the government and the FARC…

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.

Chris D'Angelo, HuffPost. (2023-02-20). Water Testing After Ohio Derailment Led By Rail Company Itself. popularresistance.org East Palestine, Ohio – The testing that Ohio authorities relied on to declare the municipal water in East Palestine safe to drink after a disastrous train derailment was funded by the railroad operator itself and did not initially comply with federal standards, HuffPost has learned. | Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R) on Wednesday afternoon announced that new testing from five wells that supply the town's municipal drinking water "showed no evidence of contamination" after a Norfolk Southern freight train loaded with tons of hazardous materials derailed in the area on Feb. 3. | "With these tests results, Ohio EPA is conf…

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…

Margaret Flowers, Clearing the FOG, (2023-02-20). Julian Assange's Family Members Are Touring The United States With Ithaka. popularresistance.org This April will mark four years since Julian Assange was forcefully removed from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where he had been granted asylum, and jailed in Belmarsh Prison. Assange, whose health is declining, is being persecuted for being a publisher who made leaked material available to the public through Wikileaks. The materials, which exposed war crimes and corruption, were reported on by major media outlets around the world. The Biden administration could free Assange immediately by dropping the charges made by the Trump administration. Clearing the FOG speaks with Gabriel Shipton, Assange's brother, w…

People's Dispatch. (2023-02-20). Syria Suffered An Earthquake But Israel Is Still Bombing. popularresistance.org Thousands of Syrians took to the streets on Monday, February 20, to protest against repeated Israeli aggression directed at the country. Protesters also chanted slogans against the unilateral coercive measures (sanctions) imposed against Syria by the US and its allies, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported. | At least five Syrians were killed and 15 wounded when missiles fired by Israeli warplanes landed inside the densely populated Kafr Sousa neighborhood in capital Damascus on Sunday, February 19. According to SANA, all but one of those killed were civilians.

Anonymous103 (2023-02-20). How China Banned Soros in 1989 — A Canadian Patriot Press Film. southfront.org

Canadian Patriot Press (2023-02-20). How China Banned Soros in 1989. dissidentvoice.org Do you think that both George Soros and China represent threats to your freedom and democratic values? Do you think that the US government suffered a regime change in 2020, but don't understand how Anglo-American intelligence agencies orchestrated it? Did you know that China kicked out George Soros in 1989 and purged his minions of …

Dave DeCamp (2023-02-20). Rep. Ro Khanna Leads Congressional Delegation to Taiwan Amid Simmering US-China Tensions. news.antiwar.com Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) is leading a bipartisan congressional delegation in Taiwan, a visit that comes amid soaring tensions between the US and China. Khanna and Reps. Tony Gonzales (R-TX), Jake Auchincloss (D-MA), and Jonathan Jackson (D-IL) arrived in Taiwan on Sunday. According to The Associated Press, the lawmakers will be in Taiwan for five …

____ (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.

Pepe Escobar (2023-02-20). President Raisi in Beijing: Iran-China Strategic Plans Go Full Throttle. globalresearch.ca

Zero Hedge (2023-02-20). China Hits Lockheed Martin, Raytheon with Retaliatory Sanctions Amid Balloon Saga. globalresearch.ca

Anonymous765 (2023-02-20). Washington Pushes Kiev On Risky Counter-Offensive. southfront.org |

_____ (2023-02-20). Iran is developing an active foreign policy. journal-neo.org In their assessments of Iran's foreign policy after the 1979 February Revolution, experts often tend to have a one-sided and biased perception of Tehran's diplomacy. In particular, a certain stereotype has emerged, according to which Iran, as the main Shiite Islamic state by religion, is the flagship of world Shiism, strives for absolute hegemony in …

_____ (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 …

Bill Scheuerman, Sid Plotkin (2023-02-20). Republican Attacks on Education and Critical Thinking. dissidentvoice.org Have you ever been grilled by little kids asking the question, "Why?" Why is the sky blue? Why does Heather have two moms? Why are you going to work? Why do you need money? Before you know it they have you questioning basic social values you never even thought about. That's why right-wing Americans attack …

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

Editor (2023-02-20). Germany: Reactions to peace manifesto. mronline.org What happened? Even Gregor Gysi has now signed the "Manifesto for Peace" by Sahra Wagenknecht and Alice Schwarzer.

Editor (2023-02-20). The agony of liberal Zionism. mronline.org Among my Israeli friends there used to be many liberal Zionists. They sought social justice, supported peace initiatives with the Palestinians, and otherwise believed in Israel's progressive roots. Indeed, in its pioneer years, Zionism, while engaged in colonization of Palestine, was associated with ideas of collective endeavour and equality.

Editor (2023-02-20). U.S. admits weather pushed Chinese balloon off course, U.S. shot down hobbyists' $12 balloon in $2M missile attack. mronline.org U.S. officials acknowledged the Chinese balloon they shot down on February 4 had likely been blown off course by unexpected weather. The U.S. Air Force later spent $2 million using missiles to blow up what appeared to be a $12 hobbyist balloon.

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

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.

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. …

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). 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). 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 …

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 …

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). 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). 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. …

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 . . . |

Peoples Health Dispatch (2023-02-20). Cuban medical brigades bring relief to earthquake-hit areas of Turkey. peoplesdispatch.org Since their arrival in Turkey, 32 Cuban health workers from the Henry Reeve International Medical Brigade have worked to deliver essential care in parts of the country affected by the two strong earthquakes on February 6. Between February 12 and 19, the health workers had

Staff (2023-02-20). "Log Off": 1 in 3 U.S. Girls Weighs Suicide. Will Congress Restrict Big Tech? democracynow.org As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns teen girls face record levels of depression and hopelessness, we host a roundtable on the role of social media and a bipartisan push against Big Tech in Congress. Several child safety-focused bills to curtail children's exposure to harmful online interactions are being proposed this session. Critics say the measures may not actually help children while limiting speech and privacy rights. We are joined by three people who testified last week before the Senate Judiciary Committee: Emma Lembke, a college student and founder of the LOG OFF movement, which…

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 …

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). 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 …

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 …

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

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

Abayomi Azikiwe (2023-02-20). African American Resistance in the Rural South from the Great Depression to World War II. globalresearch.ca

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). A literary lion roars against wokesterism. americanthinker.com Salman Rushdie's blast against the wokester censorship of Roald Dahl's literary work is particularly powerful.

americanthinker (2023-02-20). An Arizona teacher claims her credentials mean she outranks parents. americanthinker.com What she said is what many teachers think, and it's a concept that needs to be destroyed to protect America's children.

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). CEO at one of the largest energy companies details the need for 'automated' restrictions. americanthinker.com PG&E executive Patricia Poppe expresses her annoyance that in 2023, the government still has to politely request that citizens do its bidding; she'd prefer totalitarian control.

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). Smackdown: Elon Musk reminds the Pentagon what its job is. americanthinker.com The Pentagon, in its quest for wokesterism, seems to have forgotten that its job is to win wars.

americanthinker (2023-02-20). Thanks to rampant leftism, Austin, Texas, heads for Mad Max territory. americanthinker.com All semblance of law and order is breaking down in what was once a safe and vibrant city in the heart of Texas.

americanthinker (2023-02-20). The Biden administration continues to 'transify' the American military. americanthinker.com It's amazing how quickly we went from "let gays serve their country" to "boys will be girls, and girls will be boys."

americanthinker (2023-02-20). White House plagiarizes Marx and releases its 'blueprint' to address the housing crisis. americanthinker.com Biden and his troupe flaunt their economic illiteracy and take steps to cripple the middle class.

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

Ana Zorita (2023-02-20). Ecuador: Progressive forces sweep local elections, dealing blow to right-wing national gov't. greenleft.org.au Progressive forces swept Ecuador's local elections on February 5 as opposition grows to the right-wing Guillermo Lasso government, reports Ana Zorita.

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 …

Anonymous Contributor (2023-02-20). Tree-sit Blockade and Hunger Strike Launched in Defense of Redwoods in Humboldt. itsgoingdown.org Action report on recent tree-sit and hunger-strike in defense of redwoods in Humboldt County, CA. On February 19th, forest defenders set up a sky-pod blockade, occupied by a protester commencing a hunger strike (statement below). In January 2023 Humboldt Redwood Company (HRC) filed commencement to begin logging in Freshwater, California. The forest that is being…

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

____ (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). 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 (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.

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

Diana Johnstone (2023-02-20). The Antiwar Movement. Demonstrate Together. globalresearch.ca

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.

Dr. Gary G. Kohls (2023-02-20). The US Corporation as Psychopath. globalresearch.ca

Dr. William Makis (2023-02-20). 132 Canadian Doctors Have Died Suddenly or Unexpectedly Since COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout. globalresearch.ca

____ (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). European parliament member Clare Daly on Nordstream pipeline attack. mronline.org European parliament member Clare Daly on Nord stream pipeline attack | February 20, 2023 | Newswire…

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 …

F. William Engdahl (2023-02-20). Washington Is Out to Topple India's Modi. globalresearch.ca

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…

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,…

Free West Media (2023-02-20). Australia Hides Information on Child Deaths. globalresearch.ca

Igor Chudov (2023-02-20). German Media Discusses Pfizer Vaccine Trial Fraud. Will "COVID Reckoning" Follow? globalresearch.ca

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

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2023-02-20). Munich Security Conference 2023: An Exercise in Western Self-Delusion. libya360.wordpress.com Scott Ritter Delegates from around the world assembled in Munich, Germany on February 17, 2023, to convene an eponymously named security conference that has, since its inception in 1963, operated under the motto "Peace through Dialogue." For three days, world leaders participated in what has become known as "the Davos of Defense" (a reference to…

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.

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… |

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 …

Kevin Gosztola (2023-02-20). Swedish Prosecutors Destroyed Assange Documents. globalresearch.ca

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.

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

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

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…

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

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). Death toll from earthquake may touch 100,000. peoplesdispatch.org Dr. Vedat Bulut of Turkish Medical Association explains the situation following the massive earthquake in Turkey and Syria, concerns over public health as well as the role of people's movements and organizations in relief activities.

Peoples Dispatch (2023-02-20). Protestors in Rabat condemn multinational retailer for links with firms complicit in Israeli war crimes. peoplesdispatch.org BDS Morocco and other progressive forces held a protest outside French retail multinational Carrefour over its franchising deal with Israeli companies involved in illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories…

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…

Peoples Dispatch (2023-02-20). Syria just suffered a devastating earthquake but Israeli bombing does not stop. peoplesdispatch.org Thousands of Syrians took to the streets on Monday, February 20, to protest against repeated Israeli aggression directed at the country. Protesters also chanted slogans against the unilateral coercive measures (sanctions) imposed against Syria by the US and its allies, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) At least five Syrians were killed and 15 wounded when missiles fired by Israeli warplanes landed inside the densely populated Kafr Sousa neighborhood in capital Damascus on Sunday, February 19. According to

Peoples Dispatch (2023-02-20). The revolutionary life of former Black Panther and political prisoner Eddie Conway. peoplesdispatch.org On February 13, former Black Panther and political prisoner Marshall Eddie Conway passed away. Conway dedicated his life to the cause of Black freedom struggle and the fight against racism and inequality.

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

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2023-02-20). The Pfizer Vaccine: A Tale of Two Reports. "Money vs. Mortality" 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.

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. |

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.

Staff (2023-02-20). Raising the fighting spirit: wounded Georgian soldiers participate in U.S. Air Force games. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Georgian Ministry of DefenseFebruary 20, 2023 Wounded and injured Georgian servicemen will compete in the "Air Force Games" in the USA The injured Georgian servicemen went to the United States of America to participate in the Air Force Games. The International Air Games at Las Vegas Air Base will start on February 24 and continue …

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

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…

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

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.

Vera Sharav (2023-02-20). Video: Never Again Is Now Global. Part 3: Breaking the Veil of the Real Conspirators. globalresearch.ca

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.

____ (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). 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). 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). 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). 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 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.

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). 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). 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). 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). 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). 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). 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). 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). 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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