Monthly Archives: March 2023

2023-03-31: News Headlines

Editor (2023-03-31). The US War Drum Against China Sounds Like: Tik. Tok.

Wei Yu (2023-03-31). The Sound of the New War Drum Goes Tik-Tok.

Zero Hedge (2023-03-31). Dangerous Crossroads: US to Withhold Nuclear Weapons Data From Russia as Last Treaty Collapses.

WSWS (2023-03-31). German government sends battle tanks against Russia and multiplies military aid to Ukraine. Earlier this week, the first German battle tanks arrived in Ukraine. This has far-reaching historical and political implications. 82 years after Hitler’s war of annihilation against the Soviet Union, German tanks are again rolling against Russia.

Susan Jones (2023-03-31). Joint Chief of Staff General Mark Milley: Fighting Both China and Russia Together Would be a ‘Very, Very Difficult Thing’.

____ (2023-03-31). U.S. Summit for Democracy fans flame of confrontation to tumultuate world. By convening the second so-called “Summit for Democracy” Tuesday through Thursday, U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration could further split the world into opposing camps, fanning the flame of ideological confrontation that will only bring more tumult.

____ (2023-03-31). Freight train derails in U.S. Minnesota. A train carrying ethanol derailed and several cars erupted in flames early Thursday in Raymond, Minnesota, triggering an evacuation of people living near the crash site. (2023-03-31). TikTok bills could dangerously expand national security state

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Section 102 of the bill, oriented toward penalties on U.S. citizens, would require the secretary of the treasury to ban any U.S. financial transactions by any American who had knowingly transferred sensitive personal information to any entity owned by or even “subject to the influence of” China.

Their assets would be effectively frozen — for example, they would be unable to use their credit cards or access cash in their bank accounts.

The bill would grant the executive branch unprecedented new national security powers over commerce in information and communication technologies, and by extension, speech.

The bill grants the president a wide range of civil and criminal options to enforce such mitigation, including forced divestment of assets, seizure of assets, and subpoenas for information.

WSWS (2023-03-31). Philadelphia landlord’s private police officer shoots tenant in the head during attempted eviction. Angel Davis, a 35-year-old woman, was put in critical condition after being shot in the head by a landlord-tenant officer contracted through the city.

WSWS (2023-03-31). Long COVID sufferer in Florida denounces the abandonment of all pandemic response. “I’m afraid to go to the hospital because I fear contracting COVID-19 again.”

WSWS (2023-03-31). Amid mounting losses, Zelensky rules out negotiations with Russia. The Associated Press interview is part of a PR campaign by Zelensky to drum up support for a bloody offensive within Ukraine and abroad and legitimize the massive losses at Bakhmut.

Owen Schalk (2023-03-31). The ‘Chinese interference’ story is rooted in xenophobia, economic decline. Ottawa’s anxieties about a power to the East are neuralgic, irrational, and grimly familiar.

Editor (2023-03-31). Covering (Up) Antiwar Protest in US Media.

Anonymous669 (2023-03-31). Israel Attacks Syria’s Damascus For Second Time In Less Than 24 Hours (Videos). . Source: the Israeli Air Force. | A series of Israeli airstrikes hit the outskirts of Damascus, early on March 31, marking the second such attack on the Syrian capital in less than 24 hours. | Citing a military source, the state-run Syrian Arab News Agency reported that Israeli warplanes launched “salvos of missiles” at a position near Damascus from the direction of the occupied Golan Heights just after midnight.”Syrian air defenses intercepted the missiles and shot down a numb…

Caitlin Johnstone (2023-03-31). John Bolton’s Prominence in the Media Proves Our Entire Society Is Diseased.

_____ (2023-03-31). How Africa is facilitating Multipolar World. The military conflict between Russia and Ukraine (as also Ukraine’s NATO allies) has brought some very interesting changes to the international political economy. Whereas this conflict has led Europe — working under immense pressure from the US — to stop its purchase of oil and gas from Russia, it has also allowed Russia to divert […] | –°–æ–æ–±—â–µ–Ω–∏–µ

Ramzy Baroud (2023-03-31). ‘Israel Is (Not) Back to Africa’: How African Countries Are Challenging Israeli Plot on the Continent. By Ramzy Baroud — Mar 22, 2023 | The scene of Israeli Ambassador, Sharon Bar-Li, along with other Israeli delegates, being Unable to fahom the breakdown of its diplomatic and political efforts, Tel Aviv respon…

Jeff Shantz (2023-03-31). Canada: Police raid Wet'suwet'en camp and arrest Indigenous land defenders. Police officers from Canada's secretive unit known as the C-IRG arrested five land defenders, most of them Indigenous women, in a raid at a camp on unceded Wet'suwet'en territory on March 29, reports Jeff Shantz.

____ (2023-03-31). China firmly opposes any form of official interaction between U.S., Taiwan region: spokesperson. China strongly protests and condemns the U.S. arrangement for the so-called “transit” of Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen through the United States, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Thursday, adding that China will resolutely safeguard its sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2023-03-31). Ukraine’s “Neo-Nazi Summer Camp”. Military Training for Young Children, Para-military Recruits. The Azov battalion supported by its Western partners is not only involved in para-military operations in Donbass, it is also running a Summer Camp military training project for young children.

Editor (2023-03-31). America’s Slavery-Ridden Origin Story: Facing the Uncomfortable Reality. Writer Dionne Ford dives deep into her ancestry and confronts the complexities of being a Black woman in America with the blood of both the enslaved and the enslaver.

WSWS (2023-03-31). The US CDC and WHO weaken guidelines on COVID booster shots despite the ongoing pandemic. On Monday, the CDC stated that only one bivalent COVID booster was sufficient to protect individuals despite data that indicates rapidly waning immunity and proven benefits from boosters against severe disease, especially for elderly and immune-compromised people.

KATIE (2023-03-31). Apartheid Israel: The “mad dog” biting the hand that feeds it.

PACBI (2023-03-31). Hypocrisy Alert: FIFA Sanctions Indonesia for Opposing Apartheid Israel’s Crimes.

David Cronin (2023-03-31). Normal rules don't apply to EU anti-Semitism chief. Lobby rises above turmoil at Berlin “summit.”

<p class=”newsitem”> (2023-03-31).  <a href=””>ACLU Raises Concerns About Senate Bill Aimed at Banning TikTok</a><blockquote>The bill, known as the RESTRICT Act, would significantly expand the Executive Branch’s power to control what apps and technologies Americans can access, while limiting Americans’ ability to challenge those actions in court. </blockquote></p>

Ramzy Baroud (2023-03-31). Selective Outrage in Palestine: The Problem is Not Just Smotrich, It’s Zionism. By his own admission, Israel’s new Finance Minister, Bezalel Smotrich, is a “fascist homophobe.” This declaration, which he Though Smotrich is not the only politician in Netanyahu’s cabinet with a track record of violence, both real and rhetorical,…

Lee Camp (2023-03-31). How The Rich Are Prepping For End Times, And Why. The ruling class knows what’s coming: social instability caused by a combination of the climate crisis, banks failing, the soul-killing inequality of late-stage capitalism, and the impending dilution of the petrodollar.

Anonymous669 (2023-03-31). Sweden Supplied BILL 2 Anti-Tank Missiles To Ukraine In Secret. Click to see full-size image. Via Twitter. | Sweden has supplied unknown quantities of its RBS 56B BILL 2 anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs) to Kiev forces in secret. | On March 28, a photo showing a Ukrainian service member with a BILL 2 launcher surfaced online. It is still unclear where or when the photo was taken. | The BILL 2 is an upgraded version of the original RBS 56 ATGM that was developed by Sweden Saab Bofors Dynamics. The missile has a semi-automatic command to line-of-sight guidance…

WSWS (2023-03-31). IYSSE holds first meeting in Canada on the war in Ukraine and how to stop it. The IYSSE meeting—part of a series being organized around the world to develop a global working class-led movement against war—went ahead despite the University of Waterloo’s attempt to censor it and Ukrainian-Canadian nationalists’ attempt to disrupt it.

infobrics (2023-03-31). China-Russia : A Common Vision. No element of military alliance…

infobrics (2023-03-31). Russia Proposes to Create BRICS Geological Platform for Data Sharing. Russia has proposed to create BRICS geological platform for data sharing with an aim to enable the BRICS countries to exchange data on their mineral reserves and extraction technologies…

infobrics (2023-03-31). US not ready for war against Russia and China. US top general exposes a realistic point of view about the contemporary scenario during a hearing with parliamentarians.

infobrics (2023-03-31). BRICS Nations Offer a New World Order as Alternative to the West. It offers a diplomatic forum and development financing, outside of the Western mainstream…

infobrics (2023-03-31). Trump indictment dispels last illusions about democracy and rule of law in America. It seems that high-profile US political figures committing any crime can get away with it as long as they support the official narrative, even when the said narrative leads to a world-ending thermonuclear exchange.

infobrics (2023-03-31). UK joining Trans-Pacific Partnership as part of its anti-Chinese strategy. For the British, it is not so clear how much good the TPP deal can do: one of the reasons why London views the agreement as so important is partly geopolitical.

infobrics (2023-03-31). Brazil and China dealt another blow to US dollar hegemony. US unintentionally accelerated de-dollarization.

Staff (2023-03-31). Cyprus: European Command herds last European nation into NATO orbit. Until now Cyprus (because of its divided status) has been the only European nation (excluding microstates Andorra, Liechtenstein, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican) that isn’t a full member of NATO and or that isn’t (or hasn’t been) a member of its transitional Partnership for Peace program. The latter has been used to used to …

Staff (2023-03-31). Next U.S. ambassador to Georgia: sacred obligation to drag nation into NATO. The MessengerMarch 31, 2023 Robin Dunnigan Says if Elected as US Ambassador to Georgia, She will Focus on Four Priorities Robin Dunnigan, candidate for the US Ambassador to Georgia, told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that if her candidacy is approved, she will work with the government and people of Georgia to help implement the …

Staff (2023-03-31). Spain: U.S. warplanes, 5 interceptor missile warships prepare “to face NATO adversaries in potential warfare scenario” U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Africa/U.S. Sixth FleetMarch 29, 2023 Carrier Strike Group 10 Participates in Spain’s Tactical Leadership Program Pilots assigned to Carrier Air Wing 7, the offensive air and strike component of Carrier Strike Group 10 and the George H.W. Bush CSG, participated in a Tactical Leadership Program at Albacete Air Base, Spain, …

Staff (2023-03-31). Stoltenberg on doubling membership since 1999: fastest ratification process in NATO’s modern history. NATOMarch 31, 2023 Statement by the Secretary General on Finland’s membership in NATO I welcome the vote by the Turkish Grand National Assembly to ratify Finland’s membership in NATO. All 30 NATO Allies have now ratified the accession protocol. *** Finland will formally join our Alliance in the coming days. *** All Allies made a …

Teri Mattson, WtF is Going on in Latin America, the Caribbean. (2023-03-31). Argentina Celebrates 40 Years Of Democracy And Human Rights. Last week, Argentina celebrated 40 years of democracy and human rights by hosting the Third World Forum of Human Rights (March 20-24) scheduled in tandem with its National Day of Remembrance for Truth & Justice. The Forum closed with a march and rally on March 24 which marked 47 years since the US-backed military coup that overthrew the democratically elected government on March 24, 1976, and installed the bloodiest dictatorship in the history of #Argentina remained in power until 1983.

Mike Walter (2023-03-31). The Heat: Boao Forum 2023. Global leaders are in China for the Boao Economic Forum, as the world looks to China to drive economic growth. The Boao Economic Forum started in 2001 as a way to discuss the global economy. This year is the first since 2020 where the forum …

____ (2023-03-31). Major oil, gas players post profit surge. China’s three oil and gas majors, China National Petroleum Corp, China Petrochemical Corp and China National Offshore Oil Corp, all reported their biggest annual net profits ever in 2022, thanks to a global spike in energy prices and rising oil and gas output.

____ (2023-03-31). Xi sends warm greetings as Ma visits Wuhan. Song Tao, a senior Taiwan affairs official of the Chinese mainland, conveyed warm greetings from Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, while meeting on Thursday with Ma Ying-jeou in Wuhan, Hubei province.

____ (2023-03-31). Regional countries need dialogue to safeguard peace. Regional countries should promote dialogue and cooperation to safeguard peace in the South China Sea and firmly oppose external interference, according to attendees at the Boao Forum for Asia.

____ (2023-03-31). China’s non-manufacturing PMI up in March. The purchasing managers’ index (PMI) for China’s non-manufacturing sector came in at 58.2 in March, up from 56.3 in February, the National Bureau of Statistics said Friday.

____ (2023-03-31). China’s manufacturing PMI down in March. The purchasing managers’ index (PMI) for China’s manufacturing sector came in at 51.9 in March, down from 52.6 in February, data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed Friday.

____ (2023-03-31). China’s manufacturing sector expands for third straight month. China’s manufacturing sector expanded for the third straight month in March while non-manufacturing activity grew at the fastest pace in recent years, data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed on Friday.

____ (2023-03-31). Maye Musk enjoys China’s sights and hospitality. Maye Musk, mother of Tesla’s founder Elon Musk, enjoys her trip to China, saying everyone is kind and friendly via Twitter, Observer network reported on Thursday.

____ (2023-03-31). (W.E. Talk) Will Lehman Moment stage again for the U.S.. Is this a new Lehman moment that stages again for the U.S.? Will there be another round of financial crisis? Will the whole world bear the consequences? | In the latest W.E. Talk, Josef Gregory Mahoney, professor of Politics and International Relations at East China Normal University, and Qu Qiang, fellow researcher at Beijing Foreign Studies University were invited to share their observations.

____ (2023-03-31). NSFC, Gates Foundation launch joint fund to improve vaccine regulatory science. NSFC) and Gates Foundation on Thursday announced a joint program, soliciting research proposals for new regulatory science systems, tools and methodologies to advance vaccine development and innovation in China.

____ (2023-03-31). IOC Executive Board reallocates London 2012 gold medal to China’s Qieyang Shijie. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board took the decision on Thursday to reallocate the women’s 20km race walk gold medal at London 2012 to China’s Qieyang Shijie.

____ (2023-03-31). China launches four Earth-observation satellites. A Long March 2D carrier rocket carrying the PIESAT-1 constellation blasts off from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in north China’s Shanxi Province, March 30, 2023.

____ (2023-03-31). Opening ceremony of Boao Forum for Asia held in Hainan. An opening ceremony of Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2023 is held in Boao, south China’s Hainan Province, March 30, 2020.

____ (2023-03-31). Camera records brown bear’s wake-up after months of hibernation. A brown bear is captured on camera emerging after months of hibernation at the Sanjiangyuan National Park, northwest China’s Qinghai Province.

____ (2023-03-31). Nearly 300 mln tonnes of oil, gas reserves discovered in Bohai Sea in 2022. The China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) announced that it discovered approximately 300 million tonnes of crude oil and natural gas reserves in China’s Bohai Sea in 2022.

____ (2023-03-31). Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region sees growth in foreign trade in Jan-Feb. The Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region saw its foreign trade increase by 6 percent year on year to 783.15 billion yuan (around 113.97 billion U.S. dollars) in the first two months of 2023, said customs of Shijiazhuang, capital city of north China’s Hebei Province.

____ (2023-03-31). China’s efforts reduce carbon emission intensity in agriculture: report. The carbon emission intensity of major agricultural products in China is on a downward trend, according to a report released by the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) on Friday.

____ (2023-03-31). China continues zero tariffs on coal imports. China’s policy move that continues to implement zero tariffs on coal imports until the end of this year is expected to keep the energy supply stable and help lower costs for companies that rely on the use of imported coals, a finance official said.

____ (2023-03-31). China’s registered organ donors exceeds 6 million. The number of registered organ donors in China has exceeded 6.18 million, the Red Cross Society of China said on Friday.

____ (2023-03-31). Major projects worth over 500 bln yuan start in central China. Central China’s Hunan Province on Thursday launched 1,158 major projects with a total investment of 522.1 billion yuan (about 75.98 billion U.S. dollars), according to the provincial government.

____ (2023-03-31). Middle route of China’s mega water diversion project benefits over 85 mln people. The middle route of China’s South-to-North Water Diversion Project has benefited more than 85 million people living in the provinces of Henan and Hebei, and in the Tianjin and Beijing municipalities, local authorities said.

____ (2023-03-31). China’s manufacturing sector ranks world’s first for 13 consecutive years. The added value of China’s manufacturing sector accounted for nearly 30 percent of the global total in 2022, ranking first in the world for 13 consecutive years, according to data released by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

____ (2023-03-31). Japanese FM to begin two-day China visit. Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi will visit China at the invitation of State Councilor and Foreign Minister Qin Gang from Saturday to Sunday, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning said on Friday.

____ (2023-03-31). China releases report on U.S. human rights abuses. The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Thursday released a report titled “U.S. Human Rights Abuse Against Refugees and Immigrants: Truth and Facts.”

____ (2023-03-31). Japanese FM to visit China. At the invitation of Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Qin Gang, Japan’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Yoshimasa Hayashi will visit China from April 1 to 2, foreign ministry spokesperson Mao Ning announced on Friday.

____ (2023-03-31). Senior Chinese diplomat meets president of National Committee on U.S.-China Relations. Wang Yi, director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, met with Stephen Orlins, president of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations in Beijing on Friday.

____ (2023-03-31). Middle route of China’s mega water diversion project benefits over 85 mln people. The middle route of China’s South-to-North Water Diversion Project has benefited more than 85 million people living in the provinces of Henan and Hebei, and in the Tianjin and Beijing municipalities, local authorities said.

____ (2023-03-31). China’s manufacturing sector ranks world’s first for 13 consecutive years. The added value of China’s manufacturing sector accounted for nearly 30 percent of the global total in 2022, ranking first in the world for 13 consecutive years, according to data released by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

____ (2023-03-31). Japanese FM to begin two-day China visit. Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi will visit China at the invitation of State Councilor and Foreign Minister Qin Gang from Saturday to Sunday, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning said on Friday.

____ (2023-03-31). China releases report on U.S. human rights abuses. The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Thursday released a report titled “U.S. Human Rights Abuse Against Refugees and Immigrants: Truth and Facts.”

____ (2023-03-31). Japanese FM to visit China. At the invitation of Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Qin Gang, Japan’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Yoshimasa Hayashi will visit China from April 1 to 2, foreign ministry spokesperson Mao Ning announced on Friday.

____ (2023-03-31). Senior Chinese diplomat meets president of National Committee on U.S.-China Relations. Wang Yi, director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, met with Stephen Orlins, president of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations in Beijing on Friday.

____ (2023-03-31). China launches Yaogan-34 04 remote sensing satellite. This remote sensing satellite will be used in areas such as land resources survey, urban planning, crop yield estimation, and disaster prevention and mitigation.

____ (2023-03-31). Insights | Chinese path to modernization serves as model for development of many countries. The Chinese path to modernization is vital to regional and global economic development. China provides momentum to global economic growth, and serves as a model for the development of many countries, especially those in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

____ (2023-03-31). China launches new Yaogan-34 remote sensing satellite. China successfully sent a new remote sensing satellite of the Yaogan-34 series into space from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China at 2: 27 p.m. (Beijing Time) on Friday.

Rusty Sloan (2023-03-31). Proposed Texas bills would undermine voting rights for millions. The most alarming of these bills, SB 2, would increase the charge of illegal voting from a Class A Misdemeanor to a second-degree felony, placing it on equal footing with manslaughter, aggravated assault and robbery.

Andrea Mazzarino (2023-03-31). America’s Callous disregard for its Veterans after the Wars are Over. ( — Here’s something we seldom focus on when it comes to war, American-style, even during the just-passed 20th anniversary of our disastrous invasion of Iraq: many more soldiers survive armed conflict than die from it. This has been especially so during this country’s twenty-first-century War on Terror, which is still playing out in …

Editor (2023-03-31). Auto Workers convention lurches towards reversing concessions. At the union’s Detroit convention this week, hundreds of delegates—often local leaders—signaled they were less ready than the members to welcome the reform leadership. But there was unanimity that it’s time to finally recoup the divisive contract concessions granted in the 2007-2009 recession.

Global Research News (2023-03-31). This Month’s Most Popular Articles.

Global Research News (2023-03-31). Selected Articles: Hundreds of French Citizens Suffer Cardiac Events After Bivalent Boosters. By I have served on or chaired two dozen data safety monitoring boards for randomized trials of novel experimental drugs or devices. I …

Mike L (2023-03-31). A carman’s perspective on the East Palestine derailment and the railroad industry as a whole. The catastrophic derailment of a Norfolk Southern train in East Palestine, Ohio, on Feb. 3 has devastated the local community and led to a wholly justifiable uproar by the public. The response by federal agencies and the rail carrier itself left residents frustrated and without any definitive answers on how to move forward. What is perhaps most devastating about the East Palestine disaster, though, is

Minnesota Reformer (2023-03-31). and Wind to Supply 16% of US Electricity this Year, But some States are in the Vanguard. By: By Robert Zullo — Despite supply-chain problems amid the lingering effects of the pandemic, 2022 saw major increases in and wind power in the United States, though that growth varied by state, according to a report released last month by a nonprofit focused on climate change. Nationally, electricity generated from and …

Nathan King (2023-03-31). U.S. Summit for Democracy. The controversial second Summit for Democracy, hosted by the United States has wrapped up with many nations involved not signing on to all the commitments pushed by Washington. Differences between the invited nations and regions on everything from the internet to international justice emerged …

SAMIR (2023-03-31). Palestinians condemn Eurovision hypocrisy, greenwashing of ethnic cleansing.

Staff (2023-03-31). Ecuador: President Guillermo Lasso To Face Impeachment.

Staff (2023-03-31). President Maduro: Half of PDVSA-Crypto Corruption Detainees Confessing, New Detainees in CVG & PDVSA. The president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, demanded that the investigatory bodies of the state were to find all resources and assets held by the mafias and groups involved in the recently unveiled corruption network, in order for it to be reinvested into the state and in attention to the Venezuelan population. “They have to guarantee it,” he said, “that all the wealth stolen from the people will be found and reinvested.” | Maduro called for the resources to be redistributed so that “we can put them into social programs for our people.” The announcement was made this Wednesday, March 29, during the opening of the…

Suheir Sheikh (2023-03-31). Deadly fungus spreading across the U.S. Health officials in the U.S. are warning the public about a deadly, drug-resistant fungus spreading in care facilities across the country. According to a new study, screened cases of Candida auris tripled from 2020 to 2021, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention …

Anonymous669 (2023-03-31). U.S. Acknowledges Six Service Members Were Wounded In Recent Northeastern Syria Attacks. A HH-60 helicopter prepares to land during a medical evacuation exercise within the 55km deconfliction zone in Syria, May 27, 2020. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. William Howard) | Six United States service members have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries as a result of recent Pentagon spokesman Brigadier General Patrick Ryder said that…

Editor (2023-03-31). Reagan’s Treason, Two Bushes and the $23 Million Payoff. By Greg Palast / CounterPunch Last week, a Texas pol, Ben Barnes, confessed that he was personally involved—and therefore an eyewitness to—high treason: The Ronald Reagan campaign’s successful secret deal with the Iranian government to hold 52 Americans hostages so that Reagan could defeat Jimmy Carter. Reagan’s skanky deal worked. In 1980, Carter’s failure to …

Editor (2023-03-31). The European Union’s Digital Trade Rules: Undermining European Policy to Rein in Big Tech. By Deborah James / Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) Executive Summary This report shows how Big Tech companies are working to constrain the ability of EU democratic bodies to regulate their activities in the public interest through “trade” agreements, which are binding and permanent. Digitalization is the defining economic transformation of our time. …

Mark Gruenberg, John Wojcik (2023-03-31). DeSantis threatens to blow up indictment by protecting Trump from extradition. NEW YORK—As soon as a group of ordinary citizens on a Manhattan grand jury exercised democracy by indicting former President Donald Trump for crimes, the right-wing governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis, declared that he will not cooperate in any attempt by New York officials to extradite Trump from Mar-A-Lago for arraignment. Trump’s lawyers claim he …

Mark Gruenberg (2023-03-31). Chicago Teachers Union slams Vallas’s “path of destruction” CHICAGO—All through the heated and confrontational Chicago mayoral race, crime seems to have been the top topic in the Windy City, especially for one of the two finalists. The Chicago Teachers Union wants to remind everyone there’s another big-ticket issue up for grabs in the April 4 general election: The city’s schools. The election is …

Miles Fitzsimmons (2023-03-31). Australian police equate socialists with right-wing extremists, spy on both. BRISBANE, Australia—Police in the Australian state of Queensland are enlarging their effort to keep tabs on individuals with “extremist” views and beliefs as a result of the December 2022 killings of two police officers and a neighbour in the city of Wieambilla. According to reports, the Queensland Police Service (QPS) is changing its procedures for …

Nyla Samee, Khury Petersen-Smith (2023-03-31). It’s time to target gun manufacturers and their deadly profits. There is a familiar pattern after the mass shootings that have become a well-known feature of American life. The initial shock and grief give way to demands for greater regulation of gun ownership by Democrats, while Republicans dismiss such measures and blame mental illness instead. But if we actually want to do something about it, …

splcenter (2023-03-31). Trashing Their Rights: Alabama town uses ‘debtors’ prison’ for people who fall behind on garbage bills.

Hannah Gais, Jason Wilson, Michael Colborne (2023-03-31). Violent White Nationalist Rob Rundo Arrested in Romania. Romanian authorities have arrested white nationalist brawler Robert Rundo at the request of American authorities, according to several local media reports.

Ryan Cristián (2023-03-31). 2nd Amendment Attacked From Right After Trans Shooter, CDC Gets Sick At East Palestine & Kill Switch. Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (3/28/23). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth

Derrick Broze (2023-03-31). Mexico Battles U.S. Government and ‘Mr. Monsanto’ to Protect Food Sovereignty. Despite legal threats from the U.S. government, Mexico’s government plans to go forward with a partial ban on imports of genetically modified corn. On Wednesday Mexico’s National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT) hosted an online webinar laying out the science behind the nation’s decision to ban imports of Genetically Modified corn. The webinar itself

Robert Inlakesh (2023-03-31). The US Government Admits Sanctions Impact Aid Reaching Syria, Embarrassing MSM. The US government announced early last month that it would be providing a 6-month long amendment to its sanctions against the Syrian government, in order to ensure that humanitarian aid will not be blocked from reaching victims of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that devastated northern Syria and southern Turkey. This served as an admission that

Ryan Cristián (2023-03-31). Derrick Broze Interview — Former Therapist Accused of Ritualistic Child Abuse Granted 100K Bail. Joining me today is Derrick Broze, here to give us an update in the Utah Ritualized Child Sexual Abuse Investigation, being conducted by Utah County Sheriff’s Office, specifically pertaining to David Lee Hamblin, his recent arrest, the subsequent changes of child abuse, and now the surpassingly low bail that was set which allows this individual

Ryan Cristián (2023-03-31). Catherine Austin Fitts Interview — “SVB Was Executed”, Big Bank Consolidation & The Financial Coup. Joining me today is returning guest Catherine Austin Fitts, here to discuss the recent banking scare, what’s really driving it, as well as the true motivations behind the seemingly world-wide push toward CBDCs, digital IDs and social credit. The financial side of this is what Catherine calls “the financial coup”, an integral part in the

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2023-03-31). How Barack Obama Bombed the “Paris of Africa” into a Hell Hole of Murder, Slave Trade, Sex Trafficking and Mass Starvation. First, Obama falsely portrayed Gaddafi as a monster; then, he lied about the need for harsh sanctions to punish him for crimes he never committed and, finally, he launched an illegal war under a pretext as phony as Lyndon Johnson’s Tonkin Gulf Resolution and George W. Bush’s Weapons of Mass Destruction. Once upon a time, …

Alex Kane (2023-03-31). Jamaal Bowman and Bernie Sanders Urge the Biden State Department to Investigate Israeli Use of US Weapons.

Alexa St. John (2023-03-31). These Electric Vehicles Need Their Batteries Replaced Most Often.

Angela (2023-03-31). Saturday 4/1: Free virtual screening of the documentary film “Britain in Palestine 1917-1948” Zoom (Registration link is below)…

Angela (2023-03-31). Sunday 4/16: Q&A Discussion of the film “Marketing the Israeli Occupation – Part One” Zoom (Registration link is below)…

Appreciating Diversity Film Series (2023-03-31). Thursday 4/20: ADFS Family Film Fest joins Piedmont Food Fest. Ellen Driscoll Playhouse | 325 Highland Avenue near the corner of Oakland avenue | Piedmont, CA 94611…

Ben Bartee (2023-03-31). Hope Is Alive: Dutch Farmer-Citizen Movement Wins Historic Electoral Victory.

Brenda Norrell (2023-03-31). College Withdraws Honorary Degree Due to Vatican Desecration of Mount Graham. Suny Geneseo College bulletin said that a planned honorary degree has been withdrawn for a Vatican planetary scientist because the Vatican is responsible for the telescope long opposed by Apaches on sacred Mount Graham in central Arizona.

California Writers Club, Berkeley (2023-03-31). Sunday 4/16: The Craft and Career of Activist Writing with John Curl.

Carla Stea (2023-03-31). Educational Methods Encouraging Critical Thinking Versus Covert Methods of Inducing Obedience to “Authority”

Craig Baldwin (2023-03-31). Saturday 5/20: Archive Fever: Prelinger- 'Film: the Living Record of Our Memory'. ATA gallery 992 valencia st…

Creating Peaceful Schools (2023-03-31). Friday 4/21: Contest Deadline for Contra Costa Youth – Art & Writing Challenge 2023. Mt. Diablo Peace and Justice Center | 1035 Carol Lane | Lafayette, CA 94549…

David Giesen (2023-03-31). Saturday 4/1: Multiplex Seder: the liberation story from your perspective. Notable House | 189 Ellsworth St. | San Francisco…

DJ Mouse, Yasha Longhaul (2023-03-31). Thursday 3/30: Liberation Radio School. Long Haul | 3124 Shattuck Avenue | Berkeley, CA…

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2023-03-31). Does America Have a Future?

Dr. Peter McCullough (2023-03-31). Hundreds of French Citizens Suffer Cardiac Events After Bivalent Boosters.

Dr. Vladislav B. Sotirović (2023-03-31). History: 50 Years of the 1973 Yom Kippur War.

Earth Day Santa Cruz (2023-03-31). Saturday 4/22: Earth Day Santa Cruz. Downtown Santa Cruz. Free parking will be available at the County building, located at 701 Ocean St. It is a short walk across the pedestrian bridge to the event.

EARTHDAY‚Äç (2023-03-31). Thursday 3/30: #End Plastic Pollution: Creating a Waste Free World. Online via livestream…

____ (2023-03-31). Latest round of bulk buying saves patients more money. The eighth and latest round of the government’s centralized medical procurement has resulted in an average price cut of 56 percent for 39 types of medicines, including the antiviral drug Oseltamivir and popular blood pressure therapies.

____ (2023-03-31). Construction of new high-speed rail gains traction. State contractors have once again showcased their edge in infrastructure construction with the recent completion of a tunneling project on a major railway under construction.

____ (2023-03-31). Beijing earthquake warning system leads nation. Beijing will incorporate earthquake warning systems in major infrastructure and crowded places to minimize potential damage and casualties, according to the city’s emergency management bureau.

____ (2023-03-31). HK, mainland discuss feasibility of metro-style high-speed rail service. A task force has been set up to study the feasibility of introducing a “metro-style” short-haul high-speed rail service between Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland.

____ (2023-03-31). Taiwan leader’s ‘transit’ through US protested. Protests opposed to the U.S. visit of Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen continued on Thursday in New York City, with many people calling for a focus on economic issues instead of helping to arm Taiwan and agitate for its independence.

____ (2023-03-31). Hong Kong’s offshore renminbi debt market’s new issuance surges in 2022. The offshore renminbi debt market in Hong Kong continued to expand in 2022, with total new issuance increasing by 24 percent year on year to 688 billion yuan, data released by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) have showed.

____ (2023-03-31). Two dead, five injured in shooting outside restaurant in U.S. Tennessee. Two people died and five others were wounded after a shooting outside a restaurant in Memphis, Tennessee, police said Thursday.

____ (2023-03-31). Chinese premier meets members of BFA board of directors. Chinese Premier Li Qiang met on Wednesday with Ban Ki-moon, chairman of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA), as well as some members of the BFA board of directors, and representatives of the BFA council of advisors as well as strategic partners, in Boao, Hainan Province.

____ (2023-03-31). Chinese FM meets Dominican counterpart. Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Qin Gang met with his Dominican counterpart Vince Henderson on Thursday in Boao, Hainan Province, and pledged to boost bilateral ties.

Homeless Garden Project (2023-03-31). Saturday 4/15: Cesar Chavez Day of Service and Plant Sale. Homeless Garden Project Farm | 100-198 Shaffer Rd, Santa Cruz…

Isaac Nellist (2023-03-31). Labor reintroduces cashless welfare card, despite promises not to. Federal Labor has reneged on its pre-election promise to end compulsory income management by introducing the new Indue SmartCard. Isaac Nellist reports.

Jonathan Cook (2023-03-31). Israel’s Crisis Is About Who Gets to Play Tyrant: The Generals or Religious Thugs.

Keith McHenry (2023-03-31). April Fools Day March to End Homelessness. One of the agenda items at the weekly Food Not Bombs meeting was that morning’s Lookout story “In the Public Interest: A new law-and-order approach to homelessness in Santa Cruz?”

Kenny Stancil (2023-03-31). ‘Noah’s Wounds Were Not Survivable’: Parents Allow Detailed View of AR-15 Carnage.

Kerry Smith (2023-03-31). Justice for Aubrey Donahue. Vigils and protests for Aubrey Donahue are being held in Western Australia and Queensland following the police killing of the 27-year-old man from Mareeba, east of Cairns. Kerry Smith reports.

Labor Video Project (2023-03-31). Pajaro Farmworkers, Class, Climate & Justice With Pamela Sexton & Elon Ortez. Thousands of farmworkers and their families are fighting for survival after a flood and dangerous health and safety conditions.

Michael Welch (2023-03-31). Iraq Twenty Years after “Shock and Awe”: The Mysterious Death of David Kelly.

Middle East Children's Alliance (2023-03-31). Sunday 4/30: Voices of Palestinian Resistance: Commemorating 75 Years of Nakba. Sydney Goldstein Theater, San Francisco (near Civic Center BART)…

MomsRising (2023-03-31). Thursday 4/6: Debunking the Parents Bill of Rights Teach-in. Online teach-in…

Nathan Taylor (2023-03-31). Mayor of Saint-Gervais-les-Bains Fires Up Environmentalist Wrath. While the mountains in general, and Mont Blanc in particular, are now being forced to rethink their future and their economic activities in a context of accelerated climate change, some municipalities seem to be taking these considerations rather lightly.

Nicaragua Solidarity Coalition (2023-03-31). Human Rights Experts Call for Withdrawal of Biased UN Report on Nicaragua.

Oakland Asian Cultural Center (2023-03-31). Saturday 4/22: Celebrating Our HeART-filled Heritage: Joe Kye, SURRIJA, and Nikbo. Oakland Asian Cultural Center…

Orlando Ortega-Medina (2023-03-31). Thursday 4/13: Book Discussion: The Fitful Sleep of Immigrants. Fabulosa Books | 489 Castro Street San Francisco, CA 94114…

Peoples Dispatch (2023-03-31). Daily Round-up | Saudi Arabia joins SCO & other stories. In today’s episode of the Daily Round-up, we look at Saudi Arabia joining SCO; , Chad nationalizes oil assets, US senate repeals Iraq wars’ authorizations, and Colombia announces conference to promote Venezuelan dialogue.

Pip Hinman (2023-03-31). Labor, Coalition sink war power reform bill. Labor and the Coalition voted together to block a bill that would mandate parliament to vote on whether or not to go to war, reports Pip Hinman.

Staff (2023-03-31). Azerbaijan: cyberwarfare center personnel trained “with the best Israeli expertise” Azeri Press AgencyMarch 31, 2023 Israeli ambassador: Cybersecurity Center will train specialists with the best Israeli expertise Ambassador of the State of Israel to the Republic of Azerbaijan George Deek visited Cybersecurity Center…. “Today I visited the Cybersecurity Center which was opened this week in Baku by the Ministry of Digital Development in cooperation with …

Staff (2023-03-31). Azerbaijan government media: “terrorist regime in Iran expected to collapse in near future” Azeri Press AgencyMarch 31, 2023 Iran’s state-level terrorism against Azerbaijan: All responsibility lies with Khamenei Both countries [Iran and France] were distinguished by their sharp stance against Azerbaijan in the 44-day war…. Iran…provided both economic and military support to the official Yerevan. This hypocrisy of the Mullah regime was shown during the 44-day war when …

Staff (2023-03-31). Good Riddance to Patriotism and Religion.

Stephen Karganovic (2023-03-31). The Cowboy Style of the International Criminal Court (I.C.C.) Irreversibly Crosses the “Redline of Legal Decency”

Steven Sahiounie (2023-03-31). The Beginning of the End of Israel.

Susan Price (2023-03-31). Make Australia part of the solution. The latest IPCC report sends another strong call for governments to leave carbon in the ground. But, as Susan Price reports, Labor is weighing up 116 new coal, oil and gas projects — the equivalent of starting up 215 new coal-fired power stations.

Susan Price (2023-03-31). West Papuan student charged with treason. A West Papuan university student was charged with treason for raising the Morning Star flag and calling for a referendum on West Papian independence at a rally last November, reports Susan Price.

Tenant, Neighborhood Councils (2023-03-31). Tenants to City: Expand the Moratorium, Ban Evictions! Eviction notice? Back rent? Know your rights, and how to use them.

Timothy Alexander Guzman (2023-03-31). US Occupation Forces in Syria are not “Fighting Terrorism”

United Front Committee For A Labor Party (2023-03-31). Saturday 4/1: All Out To Defend The French Workers General Strike-Their Fight Is Our Fight! San Francisco French Consulate | 44 Montgomery St #3400, San Francisco, CA 94104…

Uniting for Peace (2023-03-31). Thursday 5/18: Inequality and Instability — Peace Based Approach. Online event…

What's Home? (2023-03-31). Saturday 4/15: What's Home? A Night of Creative Listening Across Differences. The 418 Project | 155 S. River St., Santa Cruz…

WSWS (2023-03-31). Mélenchon quietly proposes a general strike to the French union bureaucracy. Preparing a general strike cannot be left in the hands of a former capitalist minister like Mélenchon, but must be carried out by building a mass movement of rank-and-file workers.

WSWS (2023-03-31). Bank of England points to deep-going financial problems. According to the UK central bank, many of the “vulnerabilities” which emerged in previous periods, such as the March 2020 crisis “remain largely unaddressed” and could surface again.

WSWS (2023-03-31). 3 things Los Angeles school workers need to know about the sellout SEIU contract. Workers should reject the contract by the widest possible margin, sending it into the trash can where it belongs.

WSWS (2023-03-31). Australian Rich List: Skyrocketing wealth for billionaires amid social misery. The ultra-wealthy continue to amass billions as workers face a social catastrophe.

WSWS (2023-03-31). Factory explosions, tainted water and derailments: The cost of doing business for US capitalism. The horrific explosion at a factory in West Reading, Pennsylvania, which killed at least seven workers, is part of an unending series of workplace tragedies in the US.

WSWS (2023-03-31). Sri Lankan cinnamon farmers and workers discuss worsening social conditions. Sri Lanka has about 35,000 hectares of cinnamon, which is mainly grown in Galle and Matara districts, with about 60,000 farmers and 300,000 workers earning a living from the labour intensive low-paid industry.

WSWS (2023-03-31). Deadly helicopter collision along Kentucky-Tennessee border claims the lives of nine US Army paratroopers. This is the second time in the last month a US Army-piloted UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter has crashed and killed everyone on board.

WSWS (2023-03-31). New York grand jury votes to indict Trump. Trump is being prosecuted, not for the January 6 coup attempt or other crimes, but for a private sexual matter.

WSWS (2023-03-31). On eve of contract battle, Stellantis CEO escalates threat against Warren Truck workers. Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares reportedly told UAW officials he should have closed the plant a year and a half ago.

Yasha Longhaul (2023-03-31). Friday 3/31: Practical Anarchy and Gardens of the Mind. 3124 Shattuck Ave | Berkeley CA…

Yasmin Dahnoun (2023-03-31). Deep-sea Mining Damage ‘Irreversible’.

WSWS (2023-03-31). UK living conditions in unprecedented decline according to Resolution Foundation data. A mass of new data has revealed the long-term decline in the living conditions of millions across the UK and provided forecasts of even worse circumstances for years to come.

WSWS (2023-03-31). UK: Communication Workers Union ditches talk of renewed strike action to continue collaboration with Royal Mail. Ward and Furey have lost the confidence of postal workers, having conspired with management behind their backs and agreed further attacks, while undemocratically overruling the vote to renew strike action.

_____ (2023-03-31). Lying About Lying: Lessons From Boris Johnson. By Kenneth SURIN | A day after the former UK prime minister Boris “BoJo” Johnson was interrogated by the UK parliament’s Privileges Committee over whether he had intentionally misled MPs over the Partygate scandal, the host of the audience-participation BBC programme Question Time, Fiona Bruce (renowned for her obsequiousness towards Tories), asked the audience: “Let’s have a show of hands shall we? Who believes Boris Johnson was telling the truth yesterday?”. The cameras turned to the studio audience (said to be handpicked for “balance”), and no one raised their hand. | Such are the consequences of BoJo’s decade…

_____ (2023-03-31). Pope’s Patron Saints of Journalists.

Anurag Deb (2023-03-31). The Illegal Migration Bill and the Ireland/Northern Ireland Protocol: The return of the Charter of Fundamental Rights. Anurag Deb and Colin Murray This is not a post about the conflict between the provisions of the Illegal Migration Bill and the European Convention on Human Rights (an issue which has already attracted a considerable amount of critical academic commentary — see here and here). Instead, it is a post about the Bill’s potential …

Cristen Hemingway Jaynes (2023-03-31). US auctions giant stretch of Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas drilling. Coming on the heels of the Willow decision, this certainly feels like another step backwards in the fight against climate change, which this administration has said is an existential threat.”

____ (2023-03-31). Bytedance owned app gains U.S. popularity. Bytedance owned lifestyle-sharing platform Lemon8 hits the US App Store’s top 10 downloaded apps this week amid ban discussions of Bytedance’s Tik Tok, surpassing Youtube, WhatsApp, Gmail and Facebook.

____ (2023-03-31). Comicomment: U.S. summit makes a mockery of democracy. The United States, with its tattered version of “American-style democracy,” hosted the second so-called “Summit for Democracy” this week. However, the country is plagued by chronic issues such as money in politics, racial discrimination, gun and police violence, and wealth polarization. Human rights legislation and justice have suffered an extreme regression, further undermining the basic rights and freedoms of the American people.

____ (2023-03-31). Politicizing trade, tech issue will eventually backfire: Chinese FM. To politicize, instrumentalize and weaponize trade and tech issues and destabilize the global industrial and supply chains will benefit no one and will eventually backfire, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mao Ning said on Friday.

____ (2023-03-31). U.S. democracy summit designed to patch up small groupings in name of democracy: Chinese FM. The U.S. hosted the second “Summit for Democracy” basically to draw lines between countries in the world according to U.S. criteria and interfere in their affairs based on U.S. interests, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Mao Ning said on Friday.

____ (2023-03-31). High-profile Boao forum sends message of robust growth. In an ever-changing world full of uncertainties, people are in dire need of strong certainty to drive toward a better future.

____ (2023-03-31). Chinese telescope LAMOST reaches new milestone in spectral data. The Large Sky Area Multi-Object Fiber Spectroscopic Telescope (LAMOST) has become the world’s first sky survey telescope to release more than 22 million spectra, said the National Astronomical Observatories under the Chinese Academy of Sciences (NAOC).

____ (2023-03-31). Unique water Yardang landform in Qinghai. Lying in the Qaidam Basin, the Wusute Yadan Geological Park is home to a unique landscape which consists of wind-eroded rocks known as yardangs.

____ (2023-03-31). Macao issues stamps to mark 30th anniversary of promulgation of Basic Law. Photo shows a souvenir sheet to commemorate the 30th anniversary of promulgation of Basic Law of Macao in the Macao Special Administrative Region, March 31, 2023.

Mikhala Kaseweter (2023-03-31). The world’s coffee shops have emerged as plant milk’s front line. Milk made from plants is entering the public consciousness (and stomachs) in coffee shops across the globe.

Peoples Dispatch (2023-03-31). Doctors in Croatia stand up for a better public health system. On March 18, thousands of physicians protested in Croatia’s capital Zagreb, following years of misleading promises by the Ministry of Health. The doctors, supported by other health workers and patients, are asking for more investment in the public health system, better staffing policies, and responsible coordination of existing health resources. Urologist Mirjana Livojeviƒá and medical student Laura Mayer talk about the reasons behind the protest and the doctors’ expectations.

Sandra Jones (2023-03-31). The defeat of a school voucher program reveals the truth within the ‘school choice’ debate. The momentum for education savings accounts is increasing across the country, and public education advocates say they will endanger neighborhood schools.

teleSUR, nbb, JGN (2023-03-31). Congreso de Perú recibe moción de vacancia contra Dina Boluarte. Williams manifestó en la sesión plenaria de este jueves que se recibió la moción contra Boluarte para debatir y votar su eventual destitución del cargo.

Javier Suazo (2023-03-31). Honduras-China: No hay marcha atrás. Los países de la región centroamericana le apostaron a un tratado de libre comercio con EEUU, el RD-CAFTA, pero todo parece indicar que también le apostarán a tratados bilaterales de comercio con China, aunque el objetivo estratégico buscado no sea…

teleSUR, nama, JDO (2023-03-31). Presidenta de Honduras realizará visita oficial a China. El anuncio se produce cuatro días después de que Honduras estableciera lazos diplomáticos con el gigante asiático.

Andrés Kogan Valderrama (2023-03-31). Javier Milei y el mito de la Argentina como expotencia mundial. A solo meses de la elección presidencial en Argentina, el futuro de aquel país, al igual como ha pasado en distintos lugares del mundo, se encuentra amenazado por candidatos de una nueva derecha reaccionaria y negacionista, que con tal de…

Juan J. Paz y Miño Cepeda (2023-03-31). Americanismo decadente para el siglo XXI. A 200 años de su proclamación, la Doctrina Monroe es insostenible y está en crisis. | Hace 200 años América Latina era la región del continente que iniciaba una nueva época histórica entre las independencias anticoloniales y la construcción de los…

Staff (2023-03-31). Hoy en la Mesa Redonda, estreno del documental “Supertanqueros: corazón de fuego” La Mesa redonda estrenará hoy viernes, en su espacio de documentales, el audiovisual Supertanqueros: corazón de fuego, una producción de TV Yumurí dirigida por el periodista Karel Ricardo Roque, que narra cronológicamente las acciones en aras de controlar el incendio de grandes proporciones ocurrido en agosto de 2022 en la Base de Supertanqueros de Matanzas.

Staff (2023-03-31). Desde esta noche y hasta mañana se cerrará la Calzada de Bejucal para rehabilitar la red hidráulica. La Comisión Provincial de Seguridad Vial de La Habana informa que desde hoy a las 8: 00 de la noche y hasta mañana sábado 1 de abril a las 6: 00 de la mañana se cerrará de forma total al tránsito la Calzada de Bejucal desde la avenida Gàºinera hasta la calle 100.

Staff (2023-03-31). Díaz-Canel participa en Pleno de la Central de Trabajadores de Cuba (+ Video). El primer secretario del Comité Central del Partido y presidente de la República, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, asiste al Pleno de la Central de Trabajadores de Cuba, que evalúa el contexto económico del país y los retos de la organización para contribuir a transformar el actual escenario, informó la Presidencia en su cuenta en Twitter.

Staff (2023-03-31). Trabajar de una manera diferente las problemáticas de la población. Los elevados precios de productos y servicios que se manifiestan en la actualidad en el país, fue uno de los asuntos más debatidos durante la reunión del Consejo de Ministros, donde se presentó un conjunto de acciones encaminadas a regular y enfrentar los precios abusivos, un tema que, dijo el Presidente de la República, fue el “más planteado por la población” en los recorridos de los candidatos a diputados de la Asamblea Nacional del Poder Popular.

teleSUR, jaa, YSM (2023-03-31). Consejo Electoral Nacional de Cuba presenta balance de resultados finales de comicios parlamentarios. Del total de boletas emitidas, fueron válidas 5.565.640, lo que representa el 90.28 por ciento.

teleSUR, JDO (2023-03-31). Bolsonaro declara que no liderará oposición en Brasil. Regresó al país luego de tres meses en los EE.UU. Enfrenta investigaciones y revelaciones sobre errores y omisiones durante su gestión.

teleSUR, JGN (2023-03-31). Descartan que el papa Francisco sufra de neumonía. La oficina de prensa del Vaticano pidió a los feligreses enviar al Papa Francisco, quien se recupera, mensajes de buenos deseos y oraciones.

teleSUR, nama, JDO (2023-03-31). Continúan en Siria condenas a ataque israelí con misiles. Cancillería siria asevera que la agresión constituye un intento de Israel de huir de su fragmentación política interna.

teleSUR, odr, YSM (2023-03-31). Suman diez los casos de cólera en Gauteng, Sudáfrica. El ente detalló que se trata de cuatro nuevos casos, siguen a la detección de otros seis casos en la provincia, Gauteng.

Staff (2023-03-31). Razones para denunciar un delito. No hablaré en términos jurídicos ni dictaré sentencias porque eso le toca a la Ley, solo pretendo enumerar las razones que tenemos para denunciar esta sustracción porque nos sentimos estafados. Ellos se llevaron nuestra pasión, nos quitaron nuestra herramienta y puesto de trabajo, frustraron nuestra confianza y lealtad, nos ataron y escupieron las manos amigas que lo ayudaron.

Staff (2023-03-31). Las 3 del Día: Tenemos 470 diputados, el Día de las trabajadoras del hogar y las noticias del 30 de marzo (+ Podcast). Casi finalizando el mes nos acompaña la periodista Thalía Fuentes Puebla que hará un resumen de lo más importante acontecido en la jornada. Comenzamos con declaraciones de Magela Romero, socióloga y coordinadora de la Red Cubana de Estudios sobre Cuidados. Además comentamos sobre los resultados finales de las elecciones nacionales desarrolladas el pasado domingo.

Staff (2023-03-31). 62 SNB: Villa Clara marcha de líder, con tres triunfos. En una maratónica doble jornada que incluyó 16 juegos a siete innings bajo el candente sol de marzo, Villa Clara mostró la nota más alta al ganar sus dos partidos contra Cienfuegos y quedarse como único conjunto con tres triunfos sucesivos en la recién iniciada LXII Serie Nacional de Béisbol. Mañana se jugarán los cuartos juegos de estas subseries particulares.

Staff (2023-03-31). El primer ponchado en Grandes Ligas por la nueva regla de tiempo. Las nuevas reglas implementadas por Major League Baseball (MLB) han generado diversas opiniones, pero lo cierto es que ya ha dado inicio una nueva era en el béisbol moderno.De manera oficial con el Opening Day ya se ha iniciado a jugar con, entre otras cosas, el cronometro para agilizar los partidos y recortar su duración. La iniciativa también llega hasta el picheo.

Staff (2023-03-31). Donal Trump es imputado por pagar el silencio de una actriz de cine porno. Un gran jurado de Manhattan ha imputado al expresidente de Estados Unidos Donald Trump por pagar el silencio de la actriz porno Stormy Daniels para que no contara su relación con él, según han adelantado medios estadounidenses como el diario The New York Times y la CNN, que citan a fuentes familiarizadas con el caso. Se trata de una decisión sin precedentes.

Staff (2023-03-31). Donal Trump es imputado por pagar en negro a una actriz de cine porno. Un gran jurado de Manhattan ha imputado al expresidente de Estados Unidos Donald Trump por pagar el silencio de la actriz porno Stormy Daniels para que no contara su relación con él, según han adelantado medios estadounidenses como el diario The New York Times y la CNN, que citan a fuentes familiarizadas con el caso. Se trata de una decisión sin precedentes.

Staff (2023-03-31). Extienden plazo para importación de plantas eléctricas. La Gaceta Oficial de la República publicó hoy en Edición Extraordinaria la Resolución 61/2023 del Ministerio de Finanzas y Precios que prorroga, hasta el 31 de diciembre del presente año, la importación sin carácter comercial de plantas eléctricas. La normativa es de aplicación a las operaciones que se presenten a despacho de la Aduana General de la República hasta el 31 de diciembre de 2022.

Staff (2023-03-31). Responden organismos a planteamientos de los intelectuales. La atención y respuesta de los Organismos de la Administración Central del Estado (OACE) a los planteamientos en las recientes asambleas provinciales de la UNEAC, como parte también del seguimiento que da la dirección del país a los acuerdos del 9no congreso de los escritores y artistas, ocupó la tarde de este miércoles a representantes de esa Unión.

Staff (2023-03-31). Carta no leída en la despedida de Carlos Martí. Pocas veces, y me atrevería a decir que no recuerdo ninguno en nuestras Series Nacionales, se le hace retiro a un mentor. Y mira que han pasado buenos y brillantes. Usted es la excepción no solo por haber sido director ganador, bueno y brillante. Usted es la excepción por haber sido mejor ser humano desde su puesto de timonel. Sin la altanería, prepotencia o suerte de otros.

Staff (2023-03-31). Cuba gana en las urnas y obliga a demostrar que ese eslogan de mejor, es posible. Tremenda frustración viven todavía los que apostaron a la debacle en las elecciones generales 2023 en Cuba.Y por ahí andan inflados de odio recalcando que es la votación más baja en 60 años, negando los resultados, inventado fraudes, rabiosos porque en el fondo saben que más de un 75 por ciento de asistencia y más de un 70 de voto unido constituyen una victoria rotunda.

teleSUR, JDO (2023-03-31). Denuncian hostigamiento a defensores de DD.HH. en Guatemala. Consideran que el Estado promueve la criminalización y la judicialización para acallar las voces contra el saqueo, la impunidad y la corrupción.

teleSUR, JGN (2023-03-31). Estiman probable próxima erupción del volcán Nevado del Ruiz en Colombia. La erupción del Nevado del Ruiz de 1985 provocó una avalancha de lodo y piedras que arrasó con el pueblo de Armero, con un saldo de unos 25.000 muertos.

teleSUR, nbb, JGN (2023-03-31). Gobierno colombiano ayuda a afectados por cierre de aerolíneas. El jefe de Estado señaló que suspendía todos sus viajes para que el avión presidencial sea utilizado en medio de la crisis.

Staff (2023-03-31). Congreso peruano aplaza debate sobre destitución de la presidenta Dina Boluarte. El Congreso de Perú aplazó ayer la decisión de comenzar un proceso formal de moción de vacancia contra la presidenta Dina Boluarte, por su presunta responsabilidad en la muerte de civiles durante las protestas contra de su gobierno y el cuerpo legislativo tras las deposición y arresto del mandatario Pedro Castillo.

teleSUR, dcdc, JDO (2023-03-31). Conmemoran con masivas marchas el Día de la Tierra Palestina. Evocan el aniversario 47 de la efeméride. Palestinos ratifican la unidad del pueblo y su voluntad de recuperar los territorios invadidos por Israel.

teleSUR, jaa, YSM (2023-03-31). Tasa de desempleo en Chile alcanza el 8,4 por ciento. Tanto las tasas de participación como las de ocupación siguieron su tendencia al aumento.

teleSUR dcdc, JDO (2023-03-31). Ascienden a 35 los fallecidos por hundimiento de templo hindú. Al menos una persona permanece desaparecida y sigue en curso la operación para su rescate, mientras 14 han sido salvadas.

Staff (2023-03-31). Se registran 11 muertos tras una estampida en centro de distribución de alimentos en Pakistán. Al menos 11 mujeres y niños murieron en una estampida en un centro de distribución de alimentos de ramadán en Karachi, una ciudad portuaria en el sur de Pakistán, informaron la policía y rescatistas. La estampida ocurrió cuando cientos de mujeres y niños entraron en pánico y comenzaron a empujarse para conseguir alimentos afuera de una fábrica.

teleSUR, odr, YSM (2023-03-31). Anulan licencia ambiental de proyecto minero en Imbabura, Ecuador. El proyecto Llurimagua pretendía desarrollar una explotación a cielo abierto y a gran escala en Imbabura.

Staff (2023-03-31). El héroe de la República de Cuba Fernando González, fue recibido por líderes de la Bancada Die linke en Alemania. El héroe de la República de Cuba, diputado y presidente del Instituto Cubano de Amistad con los Pueblos Fernando González fue recibido por líderes de la Bancada Die linke en Alemania, quienes le dieron una cordial bienvenida. Fernando González visitó Berlín en ocasión del lanzamiento de la campaña UnBlockCuba en esa ciudad europea.

teleSUR, JDO (2023-03-31). Irán celebra fallo de CIJ sobre fondos secuestrados por EE.UU. Corte Internacional de Justicia consideró irrazonable la congelación de unos 2.000 millones de dólares iraníes. Ordenó a Washington pagar una compensación por daños a Teherán.

teleSUR, YSM (2023-03-31). Registran sismo de magnitud 6,4 en Cobquecura, Chile. El movimiento telúrico ocurrió a unos 111 kilómetros al noroeste de la comuna de Cobquecura, Región de Ñuble.

teleSUR, dcdc, JDO (2023-03-31). Rusia señala a EE.UU. como principal fuente de riesgos para paz y seguridad globales. Presidente Putin aprueba nuevo concepto de política exterior de Rusia. Defiende la multipolaridad y el incremento de cooperación con naciones de América Latina y el Caribe, entre otras.

Staff (2023-03-31). Titular de Desarrollo chino recibe a vice primer ministro cubano (+ Video). El presidente de la Comisión Nacional de Desarrollo y Reforma de China, Zheng Shanjie, recibió hoy al vice primer ministro de Cuba Jorge Luis Perdomo y ambos examinaron los principales temas de la agenda económica bilateral.

Xulio Ríos (2023-03-31). Xi, Sánchez y las agendas de China y España. Apostando por la gestión flexible y creativa de las afinidades comunes, la visita del presidente puede contribuir al relanzamiento bilateral y a la recuperación de cierta estabilidad continental y global. | El próximo encuentro entre el presidente Xi Jinping y Pedro…

Staff (2023-03-31). øQué tipo de música consumen los jóvenes en Cuba? (+ Podcast). Escribir sobre los gustos musicales y ser exactos es prácticamente imposible porque cada persona tiene preferencias distintas. Cada cual es libre de escoger los distintos momentos y lugares para escuchar música. Otras veces, somos víctimas de terceros y nos toca sumergirnos casi por obligación en sus gustos musicales. La mayoría parte del concepto de elegir el playlist acorde al estado de ánimo, el lugar, la compañía, o poner el teléfono en bucle, aleatorio…

Staff (2023-03-31). Cancillería cubana redobla esfuerzos para responder a la creciente demanda de legalización de documentos. “El departamento de legalizaciones de la Cancillería de Cuba trabaja ininterrumpidamente, en coordinación con el resto de las entidades involucradas en el proceso de legalización de documentos, en aras de responder a la creciente demanda de este servicio”, informó Ernesto Soberón, Director General de Asuntos Consulares y de Cubanos Residentes en el Exterior.

Staff (2023-03-31). Cuba lista para participar este sábado en el III Clásico de Atletismo Félix Sánchez. Un grupo de corredores encabezado por Roxana Gómez representará a Cuba este sábado en el III Clásico de Atletismo Félix Sánchez 2023, en República Dominicana. Los organizadores confirmaron la presencia de estrellas locales como la subcampeona olímpica de Tokio 2020 en los 400 metros, Marileidy Paulino, junto a Alexander Ogando y Fiordaliza Cofil.

teleSUR, dcdc, JDO (2023-03-31). Se descarrila tren con sustancias inflamables en EE.UU. Residentes cercanos fueron evacuados por precaución y se estableció un perímetro de seguridad alrededor del lugar del desastre.

teleSUR, dcdc, JDO (2023-03-31). Al menos 31 personas mueren tras incendio de ferry en Filipinas. Hay siete pasajeros desaparecidos y 14 hospitalizados, según indica el balance del jefe de la Guardia Costera local.

teleSUR, DRL (2023-03-31). Instan a Gobierno salvadoreño mantener prohibición de minería metálica. En el marco del sexto aniversario de Ley de Prohibición de la Minería Metálica, organizaciones y personalidades piden mantener la proscripción de esta industria extractiva en el país centroamericano.

teleSUR, JGN (2023-03-31). Jurado de EE.UU. vota a favor de procesar a expresidente Trump. El magnate y republicano de 76 años de edad, de esta manera, se convierte en el primer expresidente estadounidense en enfrentar cargos criminales.

teleSUR, nama, JDO (2023-03-31). Mueren nueve militares en choque de helicópteros en EE.UU. Autoridades locales y servicios de emergencia respondieron ante el incidente. Las causas de la tragedia se investigan.

teleSUR, nama, JDO (2023-03-31). Inician movilizaciones previas a marcha campesina en Paraguay. La jornada de lucha convoca también a indígenas, organizaciones urbanas y otros sectores populares.

teleSUR, odr, YSM (2023-03-31). Monitorean actividad sísmica del volcán Nevado del Ruiz en Colombia. La actividad sigue localizada en el sector suroccidental del volcán, entre tres y cinco kilómetros de distancia del cráter Arenas.

teleSUR, odr, YSM (2023-03-31). Mueren 13 personas tras colapso del piso de un templo en India. El incidente se produjo cuando se desplomó el piso del local y alrededor de 25 fieles cayeron en un pozo bordeado de escaleras, utilizado en rituales religiosos.

teleSUR, YSM (2023-03-31). Suben a 17 los muertos por alud de tierra en Alausí, Ecuador. Unas 72 personas continúan desaparecidas y se cuenta con maquinaria para realizar las acciones de búsqueda por cuarto día de respuesta.

teleSUR, nbb, JGN (2023-03-31). Israel realiza nuevo ataque con misiles contra Siria. Las defensas aéreas sirias interceptaron los misiles y derribaron varios de ellos…

teleSUR, nbb, JGN (2023-03-31). Parlamento de Türkiye ratifica entrada de Finlandia a la OTAN. Ahora, la decisión del Parlamento turco deberá ser sancionada por el presidente Tayyip Erdogan y publicada en el Boletín Oficial del país.

teleSUR, JDO (2023-03-31). Congreso peruano debatirá admisión de moción de vacancia contra Boluarte. Solicitan al Pleno Legislativo declarar la permanente incapacidad de la mandataria, declarar la vacancia de la Presidencia e iniciar la sucesión presidencial.

teleSUR, dcdc, JDO (2023-03-31). Canciller nicaragàºense reafirma apoyo a la seguridad de Rusia. Denis Moncada realiza visita de trabajo a la capital rusa, la cual se extenderá hasta este viernes.

teleSUR, JGN (2023-03-31). øPor qué se celebra el Día de la Tierra Palestina. Los palestinos reclaman todo el territorio de Cisjordania junto a la Franja de Gaza, territorio bloqueado por Israel calificado como crimen de guerra.

teleSUR, MER (2023-03-31). Continúa lucha contra la corrupción en Venezuela. La Policía Nacional contra la Corrupción informó sobre el inicio de la segunda fase del operativo especial ‘Caiga quien caiga’.

teleSUR, nbb (2023-03-31). Asesinan a directores de hospitales en Ecuador. Según la Policía Nacional, aún se realizan investigaciones del caso para hallar a los responsables.

teleSUR, odr, YSM (2023-03-31). Entregan a Unesco expediente de postulación del joropo venezolano. Se hizo entrega del expediente con el cual Venezuela postula al Joropo Venezolano como Patrimonio de la Humanidad.

teleSUR, ajs, JGN (2023-03-31). Cinco curiosidades de la Torre Eiffel. La Torre Eiffel es considerada el símbolo más internacional de la capital francesa.

Markela Panegyres (2023-03-30). Sydney University staff votes to continue strike action at historic meeting. At the biggest National Tertiary Education Union meeting ever held at Sydney University, union members voted for two days of strikes to be held on March 31 and April 5. Markela Panegyres reports.

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