2024-02-02: News Headlines


Amnesty International (2024-02-02). Amnesty International: “States that have suspended funding to UNRWA should reverse their decision” pressenza.com At least 11 states have decided to suspend funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), following allegations that some staff were involved in the attacks perpetrated by Hamas on October 7 in southern Israel. This decision deals a severe blow to the over two million refugees in the occupied Gaza Strip, for whom UNRWA represents the only lifeline. | Amnesty International urges these states to reverse their decision and refrain from suspending funding to the Agency.”It is deeply disconcerting — indeed, inhumane — that several governments have m…

Jake Johnson (2024-02-02). After Belgium Refused to Cut Off UNRWA Funding Israel Bombed Its Gaza Aid Office. truthout.org Belgian officials expressed outrage Thursday after Israeli forces reportedly bombed the office building of the Belgian Agency for Development Cooperation in the Gaza Strip, an attack that came after Belgium declined to join the U.S. and more than a dozen other countries in cutting off funding to the United Nations’ Palestinian refugee agency. “The offices of Enabel, the Belgian development agency… |

Sameena Rahman (2024-02-02). Defunding of UNRWA reveals U.S. culpability in Israel’s genocide in Gaza. liberationnews.org At this critical moment, the United States and other Western countries are threatening to further suffocate Palestinians by blocking funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).

newarab (2024-02-02). Genocide prevention group warns of UNRWA threat to Gaza. newarab.com A leading The

Caitlin Johnstone (2024-02-02). Five Things Liberals Say To Avoid Taking A Real Position On Gaza. caitlinjohnstone.com.au 1. “It’s heartbreaking!” | 2. “It’s complicated!” | 3. “BUT TRUMP!” | 4. “I really hope there can be peace there someday!” | 5. “I support a two-state solution!”

albawaba (2024-02-02). Chicago becomes the largest city in the US to pass a ceasefire resolution for Gaza. albawaba.com Chicago became the largest city in the US to pass a resolution calling for a permanent ceasefire in Gaza, amid the ongoing war of Israel on Gaza that has killed thousands of civilians and displaced millions more.The resolution, which was approved by a narrow margin of 24-23, with Mayor Brandon Johnson casting the tie-breaking vote, also urged the US government to facilitate a lasting peace in the region and provide humanitarian aid to the war-torn area.The resolution was met with cheers and applause from hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists who packed the City Hall during the council meeting, as well as praise f…

Martha Grevatt (2024-02-02). Cleveland City Council stalls again on ceasefire resolution. workers.org While many city councils across the U.S. have passed resolutions calling for a ceasefire in Palestine, Cleveland City Council refuses to do so. Instead, Council President Blaine Griffin has insisted on a resolution agreeable to “all parties that are involved,” i.e., Palestinians and the Zionists who support Israel’s genocide of . . . |

newarab (2024-02-02). After ICJ ruling, Algeria pushes for Gaza ceasefire in UNSC. newarab.com The draft also “rejects the forced displacement of the Pales…

People’s Dispatch. (2024-02-02). Chicago Becomes Largest City In US To Demand A Ceasefire In Gaza. popularresistance.org On January 31, Chicago became the largest city to formally call for a ceasefire in Israel’s war on Gaza. Riding on a wave of massive grassroots support from unions and students, the city of Chicago voted in favor of a resolution calling for an unconditional ceasefire. With a tie in City Council (23 for and 23 against), Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson cast the tie-breaking vote and the resolution passed, to the cheers of constituents gathered in City Hall. | For days, hundreds of students have been occupying the City Hall of Chicago, demanding that the council pass the resolution. Ahead of the vote, the Chicago mayo…

UN News Centre (2024-02-02). World court rejects bulk of Ukraine’s terrorism charges against Russia. pressenza.com The International Court of Justice ( The 117-page

David Andersson (2024-02-02). Responsibility and Redemption: Addressing the Palestinian Tragedy. pressenza.com With the ruling of 26 January 2024 of the World Court in the Hague processing the Genocide Case, the West finds itself increasingly isolated as over 80 countries have pledged their support to South Africa in bringing the case against Israel to the International Court of Justice. | The Palestinian conflict, a product of decisions made by the White-West, dates back to 1948 when an Israeli state was imposed and formalized in Palestine. This was perpetuated by consistent financial and military support from the E.U. and the U.S.”The last paradox is that the tale of Palestine from the beginning until today is a simple…

Joe Lauria, Consortium News. (2024-02-02). International Court Of Justice Rules Against Ukraine On Terrorism, MH17. popularresistance.org The World Court ruled on Wednesday that Russia did not finance terrorism in its defense of separatists in Ukraine and the court refused to find Russia guilty of downing Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 as Ukraine had asked. | The case was brought to the ICJ by Ukraine in 2017, three years after the U.S.-backed coup in Kiev overthrew the democratically-elected President Viktor Yanukovych. | When Russian speakers in Donbass rebelled against the unconstitutional change in government that they had voted for, the coup leaders in 2014 launched what it called an “anti-terrorist” military operation to put down the rebellion.

Amy Goodman (2024-02-02). Palestinian Solidarity Protesters Rallied at Biden Campaign Event in Michigan. truthout.org President Biden faced protests in Michigan this week over his ongoing support for the Israeli assault on Gaza. Michigan is a crucial swing state that could prove decisive in this year’s presidential election and is also home to the largest percentage of Arab Americans in the United States. Dearborn Mayor Abdullah Hammoud, who refused to meet with Biden’s campaign manager last week… |

Michael Arria, Mondoweiss. (2024-02-02). US Court: Biden Administration Should Reflect On Its ‘Unflagging Support’ For ‘Plausible’ Genocide. popularresistance.org A U.S. court in Oakland dismissed a lawsuit accusing the Biden administration of failing to prevent in a genocide in Gaza. However, it also called on The White House to reflect on its “unflagging support” for Israel’s assault and said the genocide charges were “plausible.” | The conclusion of the court’s decision makes it clear that the case was reluctantly dismissed on jurisdictional grounds. | “There are rare cases in which the preferred outcome is inaccessible to the Court,” wrote U.S. District Judge Jeffrey S. White. “This is one of those cases.

newarab (2024-02-02). In pro-Israel Czech Republic, one woman speaks up for Gaza. newarab.com Last December, the Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala showed his support to Israel in its ongoing war in Gaza by participating in a pro-Israel rally held in Prague. Despite the cold and damp weather, hundreds of people gathered to join the rally, and the mood was sombre. | A dominating silent eerie engulfed all. But the vibe changed when the premier was invited to say a few words on stage. All eyes focused on their ally who returned a week from Tel Aviv after meeting his Israeli counterpart. | They eagerly wanted to know what he was about to say. To their comfort, he said exactly what they wanted to hear: “I have…

newarab (2024-02-02). Belgium summons Israeli ambassador over bombing of agency. newarab.com Belgium’s Minister of Foreign Affairs “I have just summoned the Israeli ambassador to express our strong condemnation of the destruction of Enabel offices in Gaza. Attacks on civilian infrastructure breach the principles of international humanitarian law,” Lahbib posted on X. “All parties must adhere to it.” | Images shared online showed the build…

newarab (2024-02-02). Gaza: Rafah ‘pressure cooker of despair’ as assault looms. newarab.com The United Nations humanitarian office on Friday voiced concern about the hostilities in Khan Younis that have forced more people to flee to The comments come as Israel prepares to advance its war on Gaza farther south, close to the Egyptian border, where most Gazans have sought refuge from the Israeli offensive. | “I want to emphasize our deep concern about the escalation of hostilities in Khan Younis, which has resulted…

newarab (2024-02-02). UK Muslims should ‘punish Labour’ over Gaza: Dr. Abu Sitta. newarab.com Renowned British-Palestinian doctor Abu Sitta, who spent over 40 days as a volunteer performing surger…

Editor (2024-02-02). Giving Birth in the Gaza Genocide. scheerpost.com

The Cradle (2024-02-02). Israel Will Directly Occupy Gaza After War: Defense Minister. globalresearch.ca

Dr. Chandra Muzaffar (2024-02-02). ICJ on Gaza: Acting Against Israel. globalresearch.ca

newarab (2024-02-02). How Biden spread Gaza misinformation from world’s top pulpit. newarab.com On 10 October, in some of his first According to US newspaper The Washington Post, White House staffers

Amir Nour (2024-02-02). The War on Gaza: Towards Palestine’s Independence Despite the Doom and Gloom. globalresearch.ca

teleSUR (2024-02-02). Yemen’s Houthis Claim Missile Attack Against British Vessel. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, Yemen’s Ansar Allah Movement (Houthi) claimed responsibility for launching a missile attack against a British commercial vessel in the Red Sea. | RELATED: | “In support of the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip and response to the U.S.-British aggression on our country, we targeted a British commercial ship at the Red Sea which was heading to the ports of Israel,” Houthi military spokesman Yahya Sarea said. | “The operations…

Editor (2024-02-02). From the Siege of Leningrad to the Siege of Gaza: Colonialist mentality. mronline.org Eighty years ago, on January 27, 1944, people in the street were hugging each other and weeping with joy. They were celebrating the end of a nearly 900 days brutal siege. Soviet forces lifted the siege of Leningrad after ferocious battles. Exactly a year later they liberated Auschwitz.

newarab (2024-02-02). Hollywood, Palestine, and celebrity ‘breadcrumb activism’. newarab.com As debates rage on whether or not celebrities have a social responsibility to acknowledge the humanitarian crisis happening in Gaza and Palestine, many of the world’s most visible people in Hollywood have found a way to appease those looking for recognition, while maintaining an image that keeps them employable. | But in an age where celebrity influence has the power to boost economies and cause riots, this breadcrumb activism must be called out in favour of more direct action. | When the Golden Globes and Emmys aired in January, I waited to see if anyone on the carpet for either event would mention Gaza or us…

newarab (2024-02-02). The loss of innocence: What’s it like to be a child in Gaza. newarab.com

ecns.cn (2024-02-02). China urges international community to continue supporting Palestinian refugee relief. ecns.cn China called on the international community, especially major donors, to reconsider the decision to halt funding and continue to support the work of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East.asing the humanitarian situation in Gaza.

Frank Barat (2024-02-02). Angela Davis: South Africa standing up for Palestine has created new hope in the world. mondoweiss.net Angela Davis on the importance of solidarity with Palestinians as they face genocide in Gaza.

newarab (2024-02-02). Gaza war: Israel ‘imprisoned 82-year-old with Alzheimer’s’. newarab.com

newarab (2024-02-02). Gaza has revived colonial tactics of silencing dissent. newarab.com

newarab (2024-02-02). US sanctions four West Bank Israeli settlers amid Gaza war. newarab.com The US on Thursday imposed The sanctions marked a rare US move against Israel, which has been conducting The move comes as…

newarab (2024-02-02). Israel ‘set 100s of Gaza houses ablaze’ on commander orders. newarab.com

Chris Hedges, Scheer Post. (2024-02-02). The Silence Of The Damned. popularresistance.org There is no effective health care system left in Gaza. Infants are dying. Children are having their limbs amputated without anesthesia. Thousands of cancer patients and those in need of dialysis lack treatment. The last cancer hospital in Gaza has ceased functioning. An estimated 50,000 pregnant women have no safe place to give birth. They undergo cesarean sections without anesthesia. Miscarriage rates are up 300 percent since the Israeli assault began. The wounded bleed to death. There is no sanitation or clean water. Hospitals have been bombed and shelled. Nasser Hospital, one of the last functioning hospitals…

Ana Vraƒçar (2024-02-02). Israel’s attacks continue to decimate ambulance and maternity services in southern Gaza. peoplesdispatch.org Yousef Zaind and Ahmad Al-Madhoun, two staff members of the Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS), went

ecns.cn (2024-02-01). China urges international community to continue supporting Palestinian refugee relief. ecns.cn China called on the international community, especially major donors, to reconsider the decision to halt funding and continue to support the work of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East.asing the humanitarian situation in Gaza.

Democracy Now! (2024-02-02). Activists Shut Down D.C. Streets, Canada’s Port of Vancouver to Demand an End to Genocide Funding. pressenza.com Activists shut down at least a half-dozen major roads in Washington, D.C., during Thursday morning rush hour and marched through the streets to demand an end to U.S. military support for Israel. Police arrested roughly two dozen protesters. | Protester: “War criminals in the building behind us need to stop funding genocide, and funding our communities. We don’t have healthcare. We don’t have public education. People are dying on the streets while our government is sending $3.8 billion to genocide and kill doctors and students and teachers and babies in the hospitals. There’s a genocide going right now that our go…

newarab (2024-02-02). Provisionally Stopping Genocide. newarab.com

Karsten Riise (2024-02-02). End of Netanyahu? Not Yet. The West Wants Genocide. globalresearch.ca

Editor (2024-02-02). CCR lawsuit: A blow to the war criminals. workers.org Bulletin: On Jan. 31 the U.S. federal court in Oakland, California, found that “it is plausible that Israel’s conduct amounts to genocide,” while dismissing the case on jurisdictional grounds. (ccrjustice.org) Striking another blow at the war criminals in Washington and Tel Aviv, on Jan. 26, Palestinians, both in the U.S. . . . |

Betsey Piette (2024-02-02). 2024 election: Biden losing support for backing Israeli genocide. workers.org It has not been a good month for Joe Biden since he hit the campaign trail hoping to solidify support from registered Democrats for his reelection for president in 2024. At Biden’s campaign kickoff rally at Montgomery Community College in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, on Jan. 5, scores of demonstrators gathered . . . |

newarab (2024-02-02). Blinken snubbed by Palestinian Americans over Israel support. newarab.com A group of “We do not know what more Secretary Blinken or President Biden need to hear or see to compel them to end their complicity in this genocide,” several…

WSWS (2024-02-02). Israel vows to attack Rafah “safe zone” as White House approves US air strikes in Iraq and Syria. wsws.org The pledge to intensify the genocide against the Palestinian population came as US television network CBS reported that the White House had approved a series of air strikes on targets in Iraq and Syria in what Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin described as a “multi-tier” attack.

WSWS (2024-02-02). Riot police protect Biden from anti-genocide protesters at UAW campaign event. wsws.org The United Auto Workers bureaucracy hosted Biden while protesters outside denounced “Genocide Joe.”

albawaba (2024-02-02). Houthis confirm targeting British ship in Red Sea. albawaba.com

Editor (2024-02-02). ICJ Rules Against Ukraine on Terrorism, MH17. scheerpost.com

Mohamed Seif El Nasr (2024-02-02). US Is Underwriting Israel’s Crimes — Americans Can No Longer Claim Ignorance. truthout.org Like many around the world, I dedicate some time each day to staring at the screen of my phone, looking at photographs of children who were murdered, maimed or orphaned at the hands of Israel. I focus on the images that hurt the most, the ones I can relate to, and force myself not to look away until I feel the agony in my soul. I do this not to forget and with the absurd hope that the pain in this… |

newarab (2024-02-02). Election filings highlight AIPAC focus on ‘the squad’. newarab.com With the second half of 2023’s campaign donations filings reported this week, there is a clear focus on targeting members of “the squad”, particularly by the political action committee affiliated with the Israeli lobby group AIPAC. | The United Democracy Project, a super PAC launched by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, which has been working to unseat members of the squad in their primary races since its establishment in 2021,

newarab (2024-02-02). Iran Guard among three dead in Israel strikes in Syria. newarab.com The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said “three members of pro-Iran groups, including an Iranian and an Iraqi” were killed in “Israeli a…

newarab (2024-02-02). Israel says ‘mission complete’ in Khan Younis, Rafah next. newarab.com “Hamas’s Khan Younis Brigade boasted that it would…

newarab (2024-02-02). Will the UAE-Israel land corridor replace Red Sea routes. newarab.com

teleSUR (2024-02-02). Lebanon’s Legislator Slams Israel for Attacking Civilians. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri slammed Israel for targeting civilians and residential neighborhoods in Lebanon’s southern villages and towns. | RELATED: | “Israel’s targeting of civilians is a violation of United Nations Resolution 1701 and the rules of engagement,” said Berri during his meeting in Beirut with British Foreign Secretary David Cameron. | Berri said that Lebanon has adhered to Resolution 1701, which…

Zena al-Tahhan (2024-02-02). The case of Palestine’s longest-serving prisoner exposes Israel’s brutal abuse of Palestinian detainees. mondoweiss.net The brutal torture and abuse Nael Barghouti has faced since October 7 mirrors the situation of all Palestinian detainees, and his case shows that Israel will re-arrest Palestinians it releases in any potential prisoner swap, without charge or trial.

Unicorn Riot (2024-02-02). Palestinians Forced to Flee Khan Younis, Come Under Fire by Israeli Military. unicornriot.ninja

Alex de Waal (2024-02-02). Unless Israel Changes Course, It Could be Legally Culpable for Mass Starvation. globalresearch.ca

Philip Giraldi (2024-02-02). Israel Keeps Killing Civilians and Rejects Any Sovereignty for Palestinians. globalresearch.ca

Tareq S. Hajjaj (2024-02-02). His mother was shot in front of him by an armed Israeli drone. mondoweiss.net Five-year-old Arkan Shaqqura was with his mother when she was shot by an armed Israeli quadcopter. The last thing she told her child as she lay bleeding was to run away and save himself. Her family now doesn’t know if she is dead or alive.

Anna Lekas Miller (2024-02-02). ‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 119: Israel vows to push forward into Rafah, leaving Palestinians with nowhere left to flee. mondoweiss.net Defense Minister Yoav Gallant declares the Israeli ground invasion will continue into Rafah, where 1.9 million civilians are currently sheltering. One Palestinian tells Reuters, “If the tanks storm in, it will be a massacre like never before.”

Mike Whitney (2024-02-02). Israel’s Starvation Strategy. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2024-02-02). British health workers support struggle against Zionist witch hunting of Australian doctors. wsws.org “Healthcare workers not only have a right to protest Israel’s assault on Palestinian civilians; it is our duty to do so”—NHS Fightback in Britain…

albawaba (2024-02-02). US Central Command neutralizes Houthi threats in the Red Sea. albawaba.com ALBAWABA- In a recent

newarab (2024-02-02). MENA Sports Wrap: Arab nations felled in Asian Cup, AFCON. newarab.com The last Arab teams exited the Morocco, the last North African side in the tournament, hoped to replicate their World Cup run when they faced South Africa in the round of 16. | Jordan and Qatar are the last Arab survivors in the Asian Cup, with a full wrap-up of both tournaments in this week’s AFC Asian Cup: Arab teams fall at the wa…

EDWIN (2024-02-02). Six suspects arrested for human trafficking. sanews.gov.za Six suspects arrested for human trafficking | A multi-disciplinary team consisting of various units within the South African Police Service (SAPS), led by the Anti-Kidnapping Task Team, has arrested six suspects on suspicion of human trafficking and kidnapping in Mayfair, Johannesburg. | The six men are expected to face charges of human trafficking, sex trafficking, kidnapping and extortion. They are expected to appear before court today. | Two Indian women, aged between 20 and 24 years, have since been rescued. | The team, consisting of private security, received intelligence on a Johannesburg-based human traffi…

newarab (2024-02-02). South Africa holds talks with UN W. Sahara, Polisario envoys. newarab.com In a rare move, On Wednesday, 31 January, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of South Africa, Candith Mashego-Dlamini, met with the Polisario representative in Pretoria, Mohamed Yaslem Be…

Gabisile (2024-02-02). Condolences for Tony Cedras. sanews.gov.za Condolences for Tony Cedras | The Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport says it has learnt of the passing of internationally renowned jazz artist Anthony ‘Tony’ Cedras. | Cedras passed away on 29 January 2024 after a battle with emphysema. | In 2022, the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport bestowed the Ministerial Legacy Award on Cedras in recognition of his outstanding achievements and contribution to South African music and jazz in particular, during the pre-democracy era. | Born in Elsies River, Cape Town, Cedras was a sought-after session player who toured the world as part…

nosihle (2024-02-02). De Berg Nature Reserve declared 30th Ramsar site. sanews.gov.za De Berg Nature Reserve declared 30th Ramsar site | The Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, Barbara Creecy, has welcomed the declaration of De Berg Nature Reserve as South Africa’s 30th Ramsar site under the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance. | The Ramsar Convention encourages the designation of sites containing representative, rare or unique wetlands, or wetlands that are important for conserving biological diversity. | “The conservation and restoration of wetlands is crucial to achieving many of our national and global sustainable development goals. Estuaries, marshes and vleis,…

tvbrics (2024-02-02). Tourist traffic to South Africa doubles in 2023. tvbrics.com 8.5 million people visited the country‚Å…

Ben Norton (2024-02-02). China Is ‘World’s Sole Manufacturing Superpower’ With 35% of Global Output. orinocotribune.com By Ben Norton — Jan 31, 2024 | China’s state-led economic development model and robust industrial policy has transformed it into what an influential European think tank calls “the world’s sole manufacturing superpower,” making up 35% of global gross production — more than the 9 next largest manufacturers combined. | China has overseen world-historic economic growth through a government-led development model, in which

Rosalind English (2024-02-02). Law Pod UK New Episode: Secondary Victims. ukhumanrightsblog.com Paul v Wolverhampton NHS Trust (SC) 11 January 2024 For decades, close family members have been able to claim for psychiatric illness caused by witnessing the death or serious injury of their loved ones, whether it be on the scene of the accident, hospital or mortuary. The jury has been out on the recoverability of …

Luis Linares Petrov (2024-02-02). Honduras and Cuba sign medical cooperation agreement. plenglish.com Nearly 120 Cuban specialists will arrive in Honduras on February 10th, and will work in 27 public hospitals in the country’s inland regions. | The cooperation agreement was signed at the Presidential House by the Minister of Health of Honduras, Carla Paredes, and the Cuban ambassador in Tegucigalpa, Juan Roberto Loforte. | Paredes explained that the Cuban doctors will be hired by the Secretariat of Strategic Planning and will be assigned to the Escuela hospital in Tegucigalpa, and the Catarino Rivas hospital, in San Pedro Sula, the two main cities in the country. | According to the information, the agreement wil…

tvbrics (2024-02-02). India’s Finance Ministry: The country’s economy to grow by 7 per cent in the next financial year. tvbrics.com This forecast has been made on the basis of strong domestic demand…

tvbrics (2024-02-02). SCO countries discuss the possibility of uniting constellations of the Earth remote sensing satellites. tvbrics.com The Digital Forum of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation has started in Alma-Ata…

tvbrics (2024-02-02). The UAE Ministry of Finance implements robotic process automation. tvbrics.com The automation has saved 39,000 hours of human labour…

tvbrics (2024-02-02). Carnival is Brazil’s biggest popular festival. tvbrics.com Carnival takes place on different dates from year to year…

tvbrics (2024-02-02). Egypt and UAE explore ways to develop co-operation in the health sector. tvbrics.com The two countries’ line ministers met on the margins of the Arab Health Exhibition…

Dimitris Kouimtsidis (2024-02-02). Britain to Test Fire Nuclear Missile in Just Days in Major Show of Force to Iran and Russia. globalresearch.ca

Global Research News (2024-02-02). Selected Articles: Dangerous Crossroads: Is the U.K. at War with Russia? British Now Know the Danger. But Still No Peace PartyÔªø. U.S. Stationing Nuclear Weapons in the U.K.? globalresearch.ca By Having hung onto the coat tails of …

Jose Cabañas Rodriguez (2024-02-02). Migration, Trump, Biden and What is to Come. telesurenglish.net In addressing the immigration issue in the United States, two errors are commonly made: one is to consider that the country rejects immigration flows on a permanent basis and, second, to consider that one federal party or another is pro- or anti-migrant. | RELATED: | The United States was formed as a country from an influx of immigrants that subjugated and dispossessed the native population of its original territor…

Natasha Ishak (2024-02-02). Union Members Organize to Demand Their Leadership Rescind Biden Endorsements. truthout.org UAW Labor for Palestine, a coalition of United Auto Workers (UAW) union members who support the liberation of Palestine, voted unanimously on Wednesday to release an official statement calling for the labor group’s leadership to rescind its endorsement for President Joe Biden’s reelection. The coalition joins a growing number of rank-and-file member groups leveraging their unions’ political cache… |

Sarah Lazare, In These Times. (2024-02-02). The UAW Strike Saved Their Shuttered Plant. popularresistance.org Belvidere, Illinois‚Äâ—‚ÄâIt’s been almost five months since JC Bengtson, an autoworker for 24 years, lost his job. “I miss working,” says the 55-year-old father of three daughters, all adults. “Right now I am unemployed and waiting to hear back.” | We are sitting in the union hall of United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 1268, in Belvidere, Ill., not far from the sprawling Belvidere Assembly Plant. Bengtson worked there for 10 years before he was officially laid off in September 2023, right before his union went on strike. The auto giant…

Monica Moorehead (2024-02-02). ‘Palestine has taken center stage in the world struggle against imperialism’. workers.org Excerpted from a talk given by Monica Moorehead, a Workers World newspaper managing editor and editor of “Marxism, Reparations and the Black Freedom Struggle,”at a panel she chaired on”Voices and Defenders of the Palestinian Resistance”during the International Assembly against Imperialism in Solidarity with Palestine. It was held on Jan. 21 . . . |

Appalachians Against Pipelines, Popular Resistance. (2024-02-02). Mountain Mamas Resistance To Mountain Valley Pipeline Continues. popularresistance.org Early this morning Mama Julz, an Ogala Lakota land defender and water protector, locked herself to a Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) helicopter to prevent the transportation of pipeline workers onto a remote work site on Poor Mountain, where MVP is causing an immense amount of damage pushing the pipeline through rugged lands. Mama Julz prevented MVP’s use of the helicopter for multiple hours before she was extracted from her blockade and arrested, along with one other person who supported Mama Julz’ action this morning. Both Mama Julz and the supporter were charged with one misdemeanor; both were denied bond and a…

Otis Grotewohl (2024-02-02). Socialist Korea and People’s China strengthen ties. workers.org Representatives of the People’s Republic of China and the Democratic People’s of Korea (DPRK) held a meeting in Pyongyang, North Korea, Jan. 26, that they described as productive. The meeting indicated growing solidarity between the two socialist countries. Sun Weidong, Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Chinese ambassador to the DPRK . . . |

Luis Linares Petrov (2024-02-02). Chile’s Unitary Central of Workers ratifies call for strike. plenglish.com Santiago de Chile, February 2 (Prensa Latina) The Unitary Central of Workers (CUT), Chile’s main union organization, maintains its call for a national strike on April 11th in demand of more jobs, social security and increased pensions.

Luis Linares Petrov (2024-02-02). Argentine workers remain mobilized. plenglish.com Dozens of people, including journalists, were injured on Thursday by rubber bullets fired by motorized police outside Congress, during the second consecutive day of protests against the package of laws presented by President Javier Milei. | In addition, police used batons, tear gas and water cannons to remove protesters from the streets. | The CTA-A issued a statement describing what happened as an attack on democracy and on those who defend the rights they have achieved. “Our Central demands that deputies represent us with dignity and legislate for the well-being of workers and not for the voracity of transnati…

Workers’ Party of Belgium (2024-02-02). PTB demands respect for farmers across Europe: “They must be able to live from their work” peoplesdispatch.org In light of the massive farmers protests in countries across Europe, the Workers’ Party of Belgium writes about the root causes behind the farmers’ grievances…

WSWS (2024-02-02). Lula government rules out universal COVID-19 vaccination, deepening “herd immunity” policy in Brazil. wsws.org The Workers Party government is continuing and deepening the “herd immunity” policy initiated by fascistic ex-president Jair Bolsonaro, normalizing continuous waves of mass infection, debilitation and death.

WSWS (2024-02-02). Break the stranglehold the Verdi union! Build independent action committees! wsws.org Calling the first nationwide public transit strike since 1992, Verdi is reacting to the growing anger of transport workers over intolerable working conditions and low wages. But the union is doing all it can to sabotage the strike.

WSWS (2024-02-02). 14,000 Houston Kroger workers authorize strike. wsws.org Houston Kroger workers are entering a contract struggle just two years after UFCW 455 pushed through a sellout contract that allowed for management to reduce workers’ pay and raised eligibility for healthcare.

ecns.cn (2024-02-01). China shows world how to deliver parcels. ecns.cn Workers sort parcels according to their addresses in a logistics park in the Haimen district of Nantong, Jiangsu province, on Jan 23.More than 4,000 parcels are generated every second in China, adding up to over 350 million each day, with the average person receiving more than 90 last year.

teleSUR (2024-02-02). UN Rapporteur On the Right to Food Visits Venezuela. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minister Yvan Gil welcomed Michael Fakhri, the United Nations the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food. | RELATED: | “It is an honor to receive the UN Special Rapporteur Fakhri. He will accompany us until February 14 to collaborate in strengthening the Venezuelan people’s food security,” he said. | During his visit, the UN Special Rapporteur will be able to observe the challenges tha…

TeleSUR English. (2024-02-02). Argentine Court Invalidates President Milei’s Labor Reform. popularresistance.org On Tuesday, the National Chamber of Labor Appeals declared the constitutional invalidity of the labor reform included by President Javier Milei in the Decree of Necessity and Urgency (DNU) signed in December. | During a press conference at the Pink House, Presidential Spokesperson Manuel Adorni said that Milei will appeal this decision at all necessary levels, including the Supreme Court. | “The reform is essential to create employment, for companies to hire, and to have a much more friendly labor market for both parties,” he said, attempting to justify a pro-corporations proposal that has been strongly rejected…

CADTM International (2024-02-02). CADTM International supports the general strike in Argentina on 24 January 2024 and the popular uprising against debt. cadtm.org

Luis Linares Petrov (2024-02-02). Kamikaze drones strikes US base in Syria. plenglish.com Damascus, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) United States forces illegally deployed in the Al-Omar oil field, in the northeastern province of Deir Ezzor, came under attack by three drones, media reported.

WSWS (2024-02-02). French teachers hold nationwide one-day strike vs Attal government. wsws.org The WSWS interviewed striking teachers in Paris opposed to the fascistic policies of incoming Prime Minister Gabriel Attal’s government.

Howard Altman (2024-02-02). Iranian Proxies Scatter Ahead Of Looming U.S. Retaliation Strikes. twz.com

Dave DeCamp (2024-02-02). Lloyd Austin: ‘We Don’t Know’ If Iran Was Involved in Jordan Drone Attack. news.antiwar.com Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin on Thursday admitted the US does not know if Iran was operationally involved in the drone attack in Jordan that killed three American soldiers. On the same day, US officials told CBS News that plans have been approved for strikes against Iranian personnel and facilities in Iraq and Syria. When …

Adam Mahoney, Black Agenda Report. (2024-02-02). An Upcoming Supreme Court Case Threatens To Criminalize Homelessness. popularresistance.org As America’s affordable housing crisis grows, especially for those of retirement age, Black folks continue to be pushed into homelessness at a disproportionate rate. | Advocates argue that an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court ruling may make it even more dire. | Earlier this month, the court announced that it would hear a case that will essentially decide if people experiencing homelessness can be issued jail time, tickets, and fines for sleeping on the streets — even if there are no shelter alternatives available for them. The case will be heard either this spring or in the fall.

Dave DeCamp (2024-02-02). Qatar Says Hamas Received Hostage Proposal ‘Positively,’ But No Deal Yet. news.antiwar.com A Qatari official told Reuters on Thursday that Hamas has received the latest hostage deal proposal “positively” but said there was no agreement yet. The comments came after Qatar’s foreign ministry spokesman said Hamas gave its “initial positive confirmation” to the proposal, which many took as the Palestinian group accepting the deal. But Hamas swiftly …

News Desk, The Cradle. (2024-02-02). Iraqi Parliament Calling To Ditch US Dollar For Oil Trade. popularresistance.org The Finance Committee in the Iraqi parliament made a statement on 31 January calling for the sale of oil in currencies other than the US dollar, aiming to counter US sanctions on the Iraqi banking system. | “The US Treasury still uses the pretext of money laundering to impose sanctions on Iraqi banks. This requires a national stance to put an end to these arbitrary decisions,” the statement said. | “Imposing sanctions on Iraqi banks undermines and obstructs Central Bank efforts to stabilize the dollar exchange rate and reduce the selling gap between official and parallel rates,” it added.

Teddy Ostrow, The Real News Network. (2024-02-02). New York’s Tenant Unions Are Playing The Long Game. popularresistance.org In the summer of 2022, a few months before her rental lease was set to expire, Lucy Rinzler-Day saw a provocative poster hanging in her apartment building’s elevator.

Larry Johnson (2024-02-02). Turmoil in Kiev Escalates As Ukraine loses Ground to russia. sonar21.com There is a slew of reports that Friday will be General Zaluzhny’s last day as the head of Ukraine’s Armed Forces. I don’t know what will happen. I cannot rule out that the press reports are an information operation based on wishful thinking. Then again, it may be real. I plan on doing a podcast tomorrow around noon to talk about what transpired in the Ukraine soap opera. Kudos to Alex Christoforou for dubbing this “Days of Kiev.” An homage to the legendary U.S. soap, Days of Our Lives. There is no one alive and involved in the U.S. Government who was part of the lethal clown show in Vietnam that led to the…

Ragip Soylu (2024-02-02). Russia-Ukraine war: US interested in buying artillery shells from Turkey for Kyiv. middleeasteye.net Russia-Ukraine war: US interested in buying artillery shells from Turkey for Kyiv | Washington may supply Kyiv with Turkish 155mm artillery rounds but there might not be enough production to last | Fri, 02/02/2024 – 07: 30 | A Turkish T-155 Firtina howitzer, which uses 155mm artillery shells that are needed by Ukraine (Ozan Kose/AFP) | A senior US official said this week that Washington could purc…

ecns.cn (2024-02-02). Hungary ends row with EU over aid. ecns.cn The leaders of the European Union’s 27 member nations unanimously agreed at a summit in the Belgian capital Brussels on Thursday to send financial aid to Ukraine, ending a row that had exploded between the bloc and member nation Hungary.

WSWS (2024-02-02). European Union spends another €50 billion on Ukraine war. wsws.org The €50 billion is only a fraction of the sums used by the US, the EU, Germany and other European powers to finance the war against Russia.

ecns.cn (2024-02-02). Efforts pledged to prevent mining accidents. ecns.cn China on Thursday pledged more stringent efforts to prevent major safety accidents in the mining sector, after a spate of serious mining production safety accidents across the nation since 2023, especially in the past two months.

ecns.cn (2024-02-02). In Numbers: China to expand visa-free travel to more countries, seeking further exemptions. ecns.cn

GABIK (2024-02-02). Over 32 000 beds registered on NSFAS platforms available for students. sanews.gov.za Over 32 000 beds registered on NSFAS platforms available for students | Out of the 40 522 beds registered on the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) platforms at Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges, 32 272 have been accredited and are available for registered NSFAS-funded students. | NSFAS Acting Board Chairperson, Professor Laurens Van Staden, said about 8 250 registered beds on NSFAS platforms in TVET colleges are in the process of being accredited. | “For universities, out of the total of 72 241 beds registered, 43 581 have been accredited and are available for registered NSFA…

Editor (2024-02-02). It’s Not ‘Inflation’ — We’re Just Getting Ripped Off. Here’s Proof. scheerpost.com

ecns.cn (2024-02-02). Molly Show: New Year Snack Time! Sugar Melon a prayer for sweet year ahead. ecns.cn

Democracy Now! (2024-02-02). Democracy Now! 2024-02-02 Friday. democracynow.org Headlines for February 02, 2024; Dearborn Mayor to Biden: “Lives of Palestinians Should Not Be Measured Simply in Poll Numbers”; “Origin”: Ava DuVernay’s New Film Dramatizes “Caste,” from U.S. Racism to India’s Dalits to Nazi Germany | Headlines for February 02, 2024; Dearborn Mayor to Biden: “Lives of Palestinians Should Not Be Measured Simply in Poll Numbers”; “Origin”: Ava DuVernay’s New Film Dramatizes “Caste,” from U.S. Racism to India’s Dalits to Nazi Germany…

Chris Walker (2024-02-02). Oregon Supreme Court Rules 10 GOP Lawmakers Cannot Run for Reelection. truthout.org Oregon’s state Supreme Court has ruled that a group of Republican state legislators who participated in a six-week walkout to block and delay passage of several bills cannot run for reelection after their current terms expire. Oregon voters passed a constitutional referendum in 2022, called Measure 113, which bars lawmakers who have accrued ten or more days of unexcused absences in a single… |

Alina Ramos Martin (2024-02-02). Low vaccination rates against Covid-19 in Italy. plenglish.com Rome, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) The national vaccination campaign against Covid-19 in Italy, aimed mainly at people over 60 years of age, was described as “a sensational failure,” given the low coverage achieved so far.

ecns.cn (2024-02-02). China’s deep-sea gas field makes new progress. ecns.cn The second phase of Shenhai Yihao, China’s first self-developed ultra-deep-water gas field, saw the onshore manufacturing of its integrated processing platform completed in Qingdao, Shandong province.

Dr. William Makis (2024-02-02). British Journalist Who Attacked World #1 Tennis Player Novak Djokovic for Being Unvaccinated, Died Suddenly During Australian Open. globalresearch.ca

Editor (2024-02-02). Texas Border Policies Threaten Deadly Outcomes. scheerpost.com

ecns.cn (2024-02-02). TikTok reenters Indonesia with GoTo deal. ecns.cn Short-video app TikTok, owned by Chinese tech company Byte-Dance, has completed its deal to take control of Tokopedia, an e-commerce unit of Indonesia’s biggest internet and tech firm PT GoTo Gojek Tokopedia Tbk.

Editor (2024-02-02). Biden Justice Department Makes An Example Out Of IRS Whistleblower. scheerpost.com

newarab (2024-02-02). Assad regime ‘levelled’ mass graves: Saydnaya Detainees. newarab.com Satellite imagery has revealed levelling operations at the site of mass graves believed to hold thousands of political detainees killed in Satellite analysis of the site shows extensive excavation and levelling of the land, including upturning of the soil, between the summer of 2022 and January 2023…

yenisafak (2024-02-02). ƒ∞ran Cumhurba≈ükanƒ± Reisi: Sava≈ü ba≈ülatan taraf olmayacaƒüƒ±z. yenisafak.com 28 Ocak’ta àúrdàºn’de Suriye sƒ±nƒ±rƒ±na yakƒ±n bir bà∂lgede bulunan Tower 22 adlƒ± àºsse dronlu saldƒ±rƒ± dàºzenlenmi≈ü, ABD Merkez Kuvvetler Komutanlƒ±ƒüƒ± (CENTCOM), 3 ABD askerinin hayatƒ±nƒ± kaybettiƒüini 25 ABD askerinin de yaralandƒ±ƒüƒ±nƒ± duyurmu≈ütu. | ABD Ba≈ükanƒ± Joe Biden ise saldƒ±rƒ±nƒ±n “ƒ&i…

yenisafak (2024-02-02). Sàºper Lig’de ara transfer dà∂nemi ne zaman bitecek, hangi gàºn? yenisafak.com Sàºper Lig’de ara transfer dà∂neminde son haftaya girildi ve takƒ±mlar transfer àßalƒ±≈ümalarƒ±nƒ± hƒ±z kesmeden devam ettiriyor. Ocak ayƒ±nda ba≈ülayan ara transfer dà∂nemi ≈üubat ayƒ±nda sona erecek. Peki, Sàºper Lig’de ara transfer dà∂nemi bitti mi, hangi gàºn son? ƒ∞≈üte detaylar. SàúPER Lƒ∞G’DE ARA TRANSFER DàñNEMƒ∞ NE ZAMAN KAPANACAK, HANGƒ∞ GàúN SON?: Ara transfer olarak adl…

Luis Linares Petrov (2024-02-02). President of Honduras highlights achievements in educational sector. plenglish.com Tegucigalpa, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) The President of Honduras, Xiomara Castro, highlighted the achievements that her Government presents in Education which has the largest budget in the history of the country.

NEOB (2024-02-02). Eskom rolls out load limiting in Gauteng. sanews.gov.za Eskom rolls out load limiting in Gauteng | Eskom is rolling out its load limiting project — aimed at optimising electricity consumption — across Gauteng following the project’s successful implementation in Fourways, Johannesburg. | According to the power utility, load limiting aims to better balance the supply and demand of electricity during Stages 1 — 4 of load shedding. | “Through load limiting measures during Stages 1 to 4 of load shedding, customers’ electricity capacity will be reduced from 60/80 Amps to 10 Amps. This will allow customers to continue with the minimal use of electricity for…

ecns.cn (2024-02-02). Picturesque winter scenery of Longtou Mountain in Shaanxi. ecns.cn Picturesque scenery of clouds shrouded Longtou Mountain with snow in Hanzhong, northwest China’s Shaanxi Province.

albawaba (2024-02-02). It’s showtime! Tim Burton reveals title and poster for Beetlejuice sequel. albawaba.com Fans of the cult classic Beetlejuice (1988) have been eagerly waiting for a sequel for decades, and now their wish is finally coming true.Filmmaker Tim Burton confirmed in November 2023 that the Beetlejuice sequel, titled Beetlejuice Beetlejuice, had finished filming and was set to release in October 2024, just in time for Halloween.ùòΩùôçùôÄùòºùôÜùôÑùôâùôÇ ùôâ&ugr…

ecns.cn (2024-02-02). Chinese paleontologists unveil 14-meter-long dinosaur. ecns.cn Paleontologists in China have discovered a new species of dinosaur that measures 14 meters long, named Gandititan cavocaudatus.

NEOB (2024-02-02). Applications and nominations for Deputy Public Protector open. sanews.gov.za Applications and nominations for Deputy Public Protector open | Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services is calling for applications and nominations for the position of Deputy Public Protector (DPP). | This after the former incumbent, Advocate Kholeka Gcaleka, was appointed to…

newarab (2024-02-02). Saudi Arabia, Kuwait reaffirm Durra gas field ownership. newarab.com The two countries released a joint statement asserting their ownership of the gas field following a visit on Tuesday by Kuwait’s

yenisafak (2024-02-02). AK Parti’nin Manisa’daki ilàße belediye ba≈ükan adaylarƒ± aà߃±klandƒ±. yenisafak.com AK Parti Manisa Aday Tanƒ±tƒ±m Toplantƒ±sƒ±, Genel Ba≈ükan Yardƒ±mcƒ±sƒ± ve Te≈ükilat Ba≈ükanƒ± Erkan Kandemir’in katƒ±lƒ±mƒ±yla Millet àáar≈üƒ±sƒ±’nda yapƒ±ldƒ±.Erkan Kandemir, konu≈ümasƒ±nda, Cumhur ƒ∞ttifakƒ±’nƒ±n ruhunun Manisa’nƒ±n dokusunda yer aldƒ±ƒüƒ±nƒ±, “≈…

Global Research News (2024-02-02). Last Month’s (January) Most Popular Articles. globalresearch.ca

teleSUR (2024-02-02). Russia Detects Patriot Missile Fragments at Il-76 Crash Site. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, Russian investigators said that fragments of the MIM-104A anti-aircraft guided missile of the U.S. Patriot air defense system were detected at the crash site of the Il-76 transport aircraft. | RELATED: | “According to the conclusions made during the investigation, fragments seized from the crash site… are design elements of the MIM-104A anti-aircraft guided missile of the U.S. Patriot complex,” th…

ecns.cn (2024-02-02). Culture Fact | Xiaonian Festival: a sweet send-off for the Kitchen God. ecns.cn

albawaba (2024-02-02). Scamcoin? Andrew Tate’s Crypto plan sparks controversy. albawaba.com Andrew Tate, a former kickboxer and online personality, has shocked his followers by announcing his plans to launch his own cryptocurrency, dubbed Scamcoin.Tate, who is known for his controversial views on women and society, posted a now-deleted tweet on Thursday, saying that he would back his coin with $100 million of his own money and let his online university members get in early at a discount. He also claimed that he was the “most famous man alive” and that he would promote his coin everywhere to let his followers make money.pic.twitter.com/9WcMFPEZc9— Watcher.Guru (@WatcherGuru) Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2024-02-02). How Sad It Is to Watch America’s Abandonment of Morality and Degeneration Into Evil. globalresearch.ca

ecns.cn (2024-02-02). Provincial-level regions set GDP targets at about, above 5% for 2024. ecns.cn As of Wednesday, 31 provincial-level regions in China had announced GDP growth targets of about or above 5 percent for 2024, as stronger momentum is expected to be unleashed in the new year.

CADTM, Eric Toussaint (2024-02-02). Éric Toussaint argues in favour of a law against vulture funds at the French National Assembly. cadtm.org

Eric Toussaint (2024-02-02). SUNFED versus World Bank. cadtm.org In July 2024, the World Bank and the IMF will be 80 years old. 80 years of financial neo-colonialism and the imposition of austerity policies in the name of debt repayment. 80 years is enough! The Bretton Woods institutions must be abolished and replaced by democratic institutions serving an ecological, feminist and anti-racist bifurcation. To mark these 80 years, we are republishing a series of articles every Wednesday until July, looking in detail at the history and damage caused by these (…) | – | / |

Emanuel Pastreich (2024-02-02). Joe Biden as a Weapon. globalresearch.ca

GABIK (2024-02-02). Mchunu to engage stakeholders on Mfolozi river catchment resource development. sanews.gov.za Mchunu to engage stakeholders on Mfolozi river catchment resource development | Water and Sanitation Minister, Senzo Mchunu, will next week meet with various stakeholders in the water sector to hear their inputs on the water resource development projects in the Mfolozi catchment area in northern KwaZulu-Natal. | Apart from Pongola and Mkuze Rivers in KwaZulu-Natal, the Mfolozi River Catchment is one of the rivers that supplies water to uMkhanyakude and Zululand District Municipalities. | The department said 75% of allocated water from Mfolozi River is used for domestic use, afforestation, and irrigation. | Howe…

yenisafak (2024-02-02). MHP Kàºtahya Mu≈ü ve Niƒüde’deki 55 adayƒ±nƒ± daha aà߃±kladƒ±. yenisafak.com MHP, 31 Mart Mahalli ƒ∞dareler Seàßimine ili≈ükin adaylarƒ±nƒ± aà߃±klamaya devam ediyor. Milliyetàßi Hareket Partisi Genel Ba≈ükan Yardƒ±mcƒ±sƒ± Ankara Milletvekili Sayƒ±n Sadir Durmaz, 31 Mart 2024 Mahalli ƒ∞dareler Seàßimlerinde 13. etap olarak adaylƒ±klarƒ± kesinle≈üen 55 Belde Belediye Ba≈ükan Adayƒ±nƒ± aà߃±kladƒ±. | MHP’nin Kàºtahya’da Belde Belediye Ba&…

Mark David (2024-02-02). CARTOONS: Morrison finally pressed the plunger. independentaustralia.net

Ileana Ferrer Fonte (2024-02-02). National Ballet of Cuba convenes International Summer Workshop. plenglish.com Havana, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) The Dance Department of the National Ballet of Cuba (BNC), directed by Viengsay Valdés, convened an International Summer Workshop on technique, style, and interpretive concepts in this Cuban school.

Dan Jensen (2024-02-02). Trust Fall: When the truth doesn’t set you free. independentaustralia.net

Luis Linares Petrov (2024-02-02). Brazilian Supreme Court prosecutes 12 other defendants for coup. plenglish.com Brasilia, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) The Supreme Federal Court (STF) of Brazil will hold the trial today, Friday, of another 12 accused of participating in the coup acts of January 8th, 2023 in the capital.

ecns.cn (2024-02-02). Dragon-themed special exhibition kicks off at Summer Palace. ecns.cn A total of 66 pieces of cultural relics with dragon patterns are on show at the exhibition.

Alina Ramos Martin (2024-02-02). Uruguay to import thousands of vaccines against equine encephalitis. plenglish.com Montevideo, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) Uruguay is preparing to buy 100,000 vaccines against equine encephalitis, which is present in most of the country’s departments and has already been transmitted to humans.

ecns.cn (2024-02-02). China to export commuter trains to Indonesia for first time. ecns.cn China’s leading train manufacturer CRRC Sifang announced to export commuter electronic trains to Indonesia for the first time, marking another breakthrough after the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed rail EMU project.

Unicorn Riot (2024-02-02). ‘Stop The Steal’ Protest in San Diego ‘Hijacked’ by Proud Boys, Police Bodycam Shows. unicornriot.ninja

yenisafak (2024-02-02). Samsunspor – Galatasaray maàß kadrosu: Galatasaray’da kimler eksik, Abdàºlkerim Bardakcƒ± oynayacak mƒ±? yenisafak.com Sàºper Lig 24. haftasƒ±nda Galatasaray deplasmanda Samsunspor ile kar≈üƒ±la≈üacak. Galatasaray’da bugàºn oynanacak Samsunspor maà߃± à∂ncesinde iki oyuncu kart sƒ±nƒ±rƒ±nda bulunuyor. Kerem Aktàºrkoƒülu ve Davinson Sanchez, Samsun deplasmanƒ±nda kart gà∂rmeleri halinde gelecek hafta oynanacak olan Ba≈üak≈üehir maà߃±nda cezalƒ± duruma dàº≈üecek. Samsunspor – Galatasaray maàß kadrosu ve muhtemel 1…

yenisafak (2024-02-02). GZT’den ƒ∞srail’in katliamlarƒ±na kar≈üƒ± umut dolu à∂nemli adƒ±m: Gazze’ye Ambulans Projesi. yenisafak.com Gazze’de i≈ülenen insanlƒ±k suàßunun terà∂r boyutu en àßok kendisini saƒülƒ±k hizmetlerine ula≈ümada hissettiriyor. | Gazze’de her 10 dakikada 1 àßocuk à∂ldàºràºlàºrken, bà∂lgede terà∂r saàßan ƒ∞srail, temel insani ihtiyaàß olan hastane ve saƒülƒ±k hizmeti veren birimleri bombalamaya devam ediyor. GZT, 7 Ekim’den bu yana sàºrdàºrd຃üຠà∂ncelikli Gazze yayƒ±nlarƒ±na ek olarak bir de yardƒ±m…

ecns.cn (2024-02-02). Shanghai vows more efforts to assist global trade, foreign businesses. ecns.cn Shanghai will continue making efforts in key areas, including better facilitating international trade and foreign business in the city, deepening the high-level opening-up of the free trade zone, accelerating the development of the pilot zone for Silk Road e-commerce cooperation.

ecns.cn (2024-02-02). Global South urged to make voices heard. ecns.cn Representatives from G77 and China stated that the organization underscored their critical role in providing the Global South with the means to articulate their shared vision, promote their interests and enhance their joint negotiating capacity.

yenisafak (2024-02-02). ‘Ramazan Hoca’nƒ±n katil zanlƒ±sƒ± adliyeye sevk edildi. yenisafak.com Kocamustafapa≈üa Caddesi’nde àßay ocaƒüƒ± i≈ületen Pi≈ükin’in i≈ü yerinde uƒüradƒ±ƒüƒ± bƒ±àßaklƒ± saldƒ±rƒ±da à∂làºmàºne ili≈ükin yàºràºtàºlen àßalƒ±≈üma sonucunda gà∂zaltƒ±na alƒ±nan E.B’nin ƒ∞stanbul Asayi≈ü ≈ûube Màºdàºrl຃üຒndeki i≈ülemleri tamamlandƒ±. | &…

EarthRights International (2024-02-02). WORLD BANK GROUP INSTITUTION AGREES TO SETTLE CASE ALLEGING IT ABETTED MURDER. cadtm.org

Guillermo Garcia (2024-02-02). Julian Assange and his possible extradition to the US: on the legal and procedural situation. cadtm.org

yenisafak (2024-02-02). Cumhurba≈ükanƒ± Erdoƒüan: CHP’de herkes bir kà∂≈üe kapma pe≈üinde. yenisafak.com Cumhurba≈ükanƒ± Erdoƒüan, “AK Parti ve Cumhur ƒ∞ttifakƒ± olarak biz sorumluluƒüumuzun sadece bugàºne deƒüil, asƒ±l yeni nesillere olduƒüunun bilinciyle adƒ±mlarƒ±mƒ±zƒ± atƒ±yoruz. ƒ∞nsanlarƒ±mƒ±zƒ±n her adƒ±mƒ±nda hep yanƒ±nda olacak isimlerle ≈üehirlerimizin hizmetine talibiz. Belediye Ba≈ükanlarƒ±mƒ±zƒ±n gà∂…

Patricia Harrity (2024-02-02). The Prejudice of Dr. Reiner Fàºllmich, An Analysis of The Case Against Him. expose-news.com Even before the main proceedings against Dr. Reiner Fàºllmich, the courts indicate what they intend to do — a short trial and a quick verdict against the critical lawyer and human rights …

Staff (2024-02-02). Akhunji Masjid: A 800 years old Mosque in Delhi declared as ‘encroachment’ and demolished. muslimmirror.com By Muslim Mirror Staff In a distressing and egregious disregard for human rights, the Akhunji Masjid, a 13th-century mosque located in Mehrauli, merely 400 meters from the iconic Qutub Minar, was ruthlessly demolished by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) which is tasked with the development of commercial land in the national capital. DDA carried out …

ecns.cn (2024-02-02). Shanghai makes great strides in improving business environment. ecns.cn A total of 535,500 new market entities were registered in Shanghai in 2023, up 29.1 percent year-on-year, according to a white paper released by Shanghai Municipal Administration for Market Regulation on Thursday.

yenisafak (2024-02-02). ‘Ramazan Hoca’yƒ± à∂ldàºren katil zanlƒ±sƒ±nƒ±n ifadesi ortaya à߃±ktƒ±. yenisafak.com Fatih’te à∂nceki gàºn meydana gelen olayda sosyal medyada ‘Diyarbakƒ±rlƒ± Ramazan Hoca’ olarak tanƒ±nan Ramazan Pi≈ükin, i≈ülettiƒüi àßay ocaƒüƒ±nda 3 yerinden bƒ±àßaklanarak à∂ldàºràºldàº. | Olayla ilgili àßalƒ±≈üma ba≈ülatan Asayi≈ü ≈ûube Màºdàºrl຃üຠCinayet Bàºro Amirliƒüi ekipleri àßevredeki kameralarƒ± incelemeye ba≈üladƒ&pl…

Anne Farrell (2024-02-02). The decline of the humanities studies around the world is an enormous risk for humankind. pressenza.com According to Statistics Canada, student enrolment in the humanities has been declining since 2008. For all postsecondary students, humanities enrolments have dropped by 50 percent over the past 30 years. However, this phenomenon is not isolated to Canada. According to various OECD data, the lack of interest in the humanities is a phenomenon spread across 24 countries in the world.(…) Between 2015 and 2018, the share of bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees awarded in humanities fields fell 5%, 11%, and 9% respectively on average with drops of varying proportions detected in 24 of the 36 OECD countries. In the…

Rosie Williams (2024-02-02). Cost of living hardest for those on income support. independentaustralia.net

Larry Johnson (2024-02-02). It’s Military Ground Hog Day, Not To Be Confused with Punxsutaney Phil. sonar21.com As promised here is my podcast. Not a word about Zaluzhny, but the U.S. reportedly has bombers on their way to Syria and Iraq.

Junaid S. Ahmad (2024-02-02). Biden’s Generals in Pakistan. globalresearch.ca

yenisafak (2024-02-02). Bakan Uraloƒülu Iraklƒ± mevkida≈üƒ±nƒ± Ankara’da aƒüƒ±rladƒ±: Kalkƒ±nma Yolu’nda mutabakat tamam iki àºlkede ofisler aà߃±lacak. yenisafak.com Ula≈ütƒ±rma ve Altyapƒ± Bakanƒ± Abdulkadir Uraloƒülu, Türkiye’ye resmi bir ziyaret geràßekle≈ütiren Irak Ula≈ütƒ±rma Bakanƒ± Rezzak Muheybes es-Sadavi ve beraberindeki heyet ile bakanlƒ±kta bir araya geldi. | Bakan Uraloƒülu ve Iraklƒ± mevkida≈üƒ± Rezzak Muheybes es-Sadavi ikili ve heyetler arasƒ± gà∂ràº≈ümelerin ardƒ±ndan basƒ±n mensuplarƒ±na aà߃±klamalarda…

yenisafak (2024-02-02). Tàºrkler en àßok ƒ∞ngilizce, Korece ve ƒ∞spanyolca ≈üarkƒ±larƒ± seviyor! yenisafak.com 2023’àºn son aylarƒ±nda popàºler màºzik dinleme platformlarƒ±nƒ±n yayƒ±mladƒ±ƒüƒ± 2023 màºzik dinleme à∂zetleri tàºm dàºnyada kullanƒ±cƒ±lar tarafƒ±ndan ilgiyle kar≈üƒ±lanƒ±rken, Türkiye’de màºzik trendlerine ƒ±≈üƒ±k tutacak yeni bir ara≈ütƒ±rmaya imza atƒ±ldƒ±. Online dil kurslarƒ± sunan ve amaca uygun yabancƒ± di…

yenisafak (2024-02-02). Cumhurba≈ükanƒ± Erdoƒüan’dan muhalefete tepki: Ortaya saà߃±lanlar buz daƒüƒ±nƒ±n sadece gà∂ràºnen kƒ±smƒ±. yenisafak.com Cumhurba≈ükanƒ± Recep Tayyip Erdoƒüan, Sivil Toplum Kurulu≈ülarƒ± Bursa Bulu≈ümasƒ± Programƒ±’nda aà߃±klamalarda bulundu. | ƒ∞≈üte Cumhurba≈ükanƒ± Erdoƒüan’ƒ±n aà߃±klamalarƒ±; | Toplantƒ±mƒ±zƒ±n ≈üehrimiz, àºlkemiz ve milletimiz iàßin hayƒ±rlara vesile olmasƒ±nƒ± Rabbimden niyaz ediyorum. Sadece muhabbetimizi yenilem…

ecns.cn (2024-02-02). New productive forces key to growth, Xi says. ecns.cn President Xi Jinping has underlined the key role of new productive forces in underpinning China’s high-quality development, saying that the nation must beef up innovation in science and technology to attain a high level of sci-tech self-reliance.

ecns.cn (2024-02-02). In Numbers: Xinjiang sees robust tourism growth in 2023. ecns.cn

Editor (2024-02-02). 64 Years Ago Today — How Four College Students Started a Revolution. scheerpost.com

Doug Bandow (2024-02-02). Seizing Russian Assets: Ruble Wise but Dollar Foolish. globalresearch.ca

ecns.cn (2024-02-02). Xi visits people in Tianjin ahead of Spring Festival. ecns.cn Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, visited people in the northern city of Tianjin ahead of the Spring Festival.

Sushovan Dhar (2024-02-02). ADB violates its own safeguard policies in Nepal Hydropower Project. cadtm.org

Drago Bosnic (2024-02-02). Is IMF Pushing ‘Russian Propaganda’ Now? globalresearch.ca

Germán Gorraiz López (2024-02-02). New Geopolitical Order After the US and Russian Elections? globalresearch.ca

ATTAC (2024-02-02). Figuig water is not for sale. cadtm.org

ecns.cn (2024-02-02). Giant panda cubs make appearance for Chinese New Year celebration. ecns.cn Keepers hold giant panda cubs during acelebration event for the upcoming Spring Festival at the Chongqing Zoo, Feb. 2, 2024.

yenisafak (2024-02-02). ≈ûok Marketler’e ‘Yƒ±lƒ±n ƒ∞tibarlƒ±sƒ±’ à∂dàºlàº. yenisafak.com ≈ûok Market’ten yapƒ±lan aà߃±klamaya gà∂re, Akademetre’nin yàºz yàºze geràßekle≈ütirdiƒüi gà∂ràº≈ümelerle, kazananlarƒ±n halk oyuyla belirlendiƒüi Pazarlama ve ƒ∞leti≈üim sektà∂ràºnàºn prestijli à∂dàºlàºnde yƒ±l iàßinde itibarƒ±nƒ± en àßok artƒ±ran markalar à∂dàºllendirildi.Aà߃±klamada gà∂ràº≈ülerine yer verilen, ≈ûo…

ecns.cn (2024-02-02). Fiscal policy aims to whet consumption. ecns.cn The Ministry of Finance will moderately step up proactive fiscal policy adjustments this year while improving fiscal governance efficiency and effectiveness in order to expand domestic demand and boost economic recovery momentum, Wang Dongwei, vice-minister of finance.

Ann Brown (2024-02-02). Microsoft Takes Most Valuable Company Crown Away From Apple: How AI Bet Is Changed Game. moguldom.com Is Steve Jobs rolling over in his grave? The company he co-founded, Apple, is no longer on top. In a historic shift, longtime rival Microsoft has overtaken Apple and may become the world’s most valuable company, marking a significant milestone for the tech giant. This is due mainly to Microsoft’s entrance into artificial intelligence (AI). …

Luis Linares Petrov (2024-02-02). NGOs condemn decision by the US and allies to cut funds to UN agency. plenglish.com Ramallah, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) Nearly 30 non-governmental organizations condemned the decision of several Western powers, led by the United States, to suspend financing to the UN agency in charge of helping the Palestinians.

Editor (2024-02-02). Supreme Court Sets March Date for Arguments on Abortion Drug Mifepristone. scheerpost.com

unitedEditor (2024-02-02). “We Denounce the ‘Prepared to Fight’ Remarks and Express Determination Not to Fight” uwidata.com ASO Taro, the first incumbent Deputy Prime Minister of Japan to make an official visit to Taiwan, delivered a speech in Taipei on August 8, in which he bluntly stated that Japan, Taiwan, the United States, and other volunteer nations must function as a strong deterrent force against China, and that he was “ready to …

teleSUR (2024-02-02). Venezuela Appreciates Global Solidarity After US Threats. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minister Yvan Gil expressed gratitude for the solidarity of governments and organizations from nations around the world in the face of the new interventionist onslaught initiated by Washington against his country. | RELATED: | He thanked Iran for joining the “global condemnation of imperial threats against Venezuela.” Gil also extended his appreciation to the Italian Chapter…

ecns.cn (2024-02-02). ByteDance’s platform takes on U.S. e-tailers. ecns.cn TikTok, the wildly popular video-sharing platform, is attempting to challenge e-commerce giants such as Amazon of the United States and Shein and Temu of China with its own e-commerce shop that sells made-in-China goods to Americans directly via its app.

yenisafak (2024-02-02). Samsunspor-Galatasaray / CANLI. yenisafak.com Sàºper Lig’in 24. haftasƒ±nda Samsunspor sahasƒ±nda Galatasaray ile kar≈üƒ± kar≈üƒ±ya gelecek. Saat 20.00’de ba≈ülayacak olan màºcadele beINSPORTS1’den naklen yayƒ±nlanacak. | “>www.yenisafak.com/static/spor/1699330

Staff (2024-02-02). Hindu side announces schedule of five ‘aartis’ in Gyanvapi complex. muslimmirror.com Varanasi : Even as the legal battle over the Hindu religious ceremonies being performed at the Gyanvapi mosque-Shringar Gauri complex after a Varanasi court allowed worship at the disputed site intensifies, the Hindu side has announced a schedule of five ‘aartis’ that will be held on a daily basis in the basement. Advocate Vishnu Shankar …

newarab (2024-02-02). Tunisia: Ennahda leader Ghannouchi handed new jail term. newarab.com Rached Ghannouchi, the jailed leader of the Tunisian opposition party A rival of Tunisia’s President

albawaba (2024-02-02). F1 shock: Lewis Hamilton to leave Mercedes for Ferrari in 2025. albawaba.com Ferrari confirmed that Lewis Hamilton, the seven-time world champion and the most successful driver in Formula One history, will join the team in 2025 on a multi-year contract.Hamilton will leave Mercedes, his team since 2013, after the 2024 season and replace Carlos Sainz, who will move to McLaren.Hamilton, who has won 103 races and 101 pole positions, said he was excited and honored to join Ferrari, the most iconic and successful team in the sport. “It has always been a dream of mine to drive for Ferrari and I am very grateful for this opportunity. I have the utmost respect for Mercedes and everything we have a…

ecns.cn (2024-02-02). Chinese scientists make breakthrough in BCI-assisted rehabilitation trial. ecns.cn Chinese scientists had made a breakthrough in the world’s first patient brain-computer interfaces (BCI) rehabilitation trial on Monday, one day after Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced the success of a procedure to implant Neuralink’s brain chip into the first human patient.

Staff (2024-02-02). A decade of educational challenges for Muslims in India. muslimmirror.com By: Sumna Sadaqat Education provides the impetus to think critically and thus shapes an individual’s personality and gives the ability to constructively and assertively voice opinions. As a student, one hopes to attain education in order to learn new concepts, and expose oneself to ideals necessary for leading a fair and purposeful life. On the …

Pressenza New York (2024-02-02). U.K. judge dismisses Greta Thunberg’s case of a charge that she blocked an oil conference. pressenza.com District judge John Law dismissed the case against the 21-year-old Swedish campaigner and four other activists on the second day of their trial in London. In his ruling, Law said the conditions imposed on protesters were “so unclear that it is unlawful”, which meant “anyone failing to comply were actually committing no offence”.Greenpeace UK campaigner Maja Darlington hailed Friday’s verdict as “a victory for the right to protest”. | She added: “It is ridiculous that more and more climate activists are finding themselves in court for peacefully exercising their right to protest, while fossil fuel giants like Shel…

Edward Curtin (2024-02-02). Biden in Rags. globalresearch.ca

Ann Brown (2024-02-02). Black America Mourns Loss Of Talk Show Legend Joe Madison: The ‘Black Eagle’ Passes Away At 74. moguldom.com In December 2023 radio personality Joe Madison announced he was taking a temporary leave from his daily morning show on SiriusXM’s Urban View to prioritize his health, Talkers reported. In a statement addressing his listeners, Madison revealed his ongoing battle with prostate cancer, which was first diagnosed in 2009. Now comes news through social media …

ecns.cn (2024-02-02). Regulation put forward as way to control bride prices. ecns.cn In the ongoing campaign against the escalating bride prices prevailing in rural China, a policy adviser from Jiangxi province has advocated for a solution — introducing a certification system for rural matchmakers.

albawaba (2024-02-02). Drone attacks trigger massive explosions at American military base in Syria. albawaba.com

Samantha Agarwal (2024-02-02). Here’s How the Hindu Supremacist Movement Is Infiltrating US Politics. truthout.org At 1: 30 am on the bitterly cold night of January 22, around 50 people gathered at New York City’s Times Square. The crowd had assembled to watch a live telecast of the consecration of the Ram Mandir, a temple to the Hindu deity Rama in the northern Indian city of Ayodhya, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Built on the ruins of a 16th-century mosque destroyed by a Hindu supremacist mob in 1992… |

Unicorn Riot (2024-02-02). Denver Passes ‘No Freezing Sweeps’ Bill, Potential Mayor Veto Looms. unicornriot.ninja

Orlando González Cruz (2024-02-02). Cocodrilos al cielo en Serie de Estrellas. radiohc.cu Matanzas, 1 feb (RHC) Los Cocodrilos de Matanzas se coronaron este jueves campeones de la Serie de Estrellas del béisbol cubano. Luego de derrotar por la vía del nocaut a las luminarias de la Liga Élite (12-2).

Nick Turse (2024-02-02). Remote Warfare and Expendable People. fpif.org

Eric Toussaint (2024-02-02). Early conflicts between the UN and the World Bank/IMF tandem. cadtm.org In July 2024, the World Bank and the IMF will be 80 years old. 80 years of financial neo-colonialism and the imposition of austerity policies in the name of debt repayment. 80 years is enough! The Bretton Woods institutions must be abolished and replaced by democratic institutions serving an ecological, feminist and anti-racist bifurcation. To mark these 80 years, we are republishing a series of articles every Wednesday until July, looking in detail at the history and damage caused by these (…) | – | / |

yenisafak (2024-02-02). Alper Gezeravcƒ± Dàºnya’ya dà∂nàºyor: Bu sadece bir ba≈ülangƒ±àßtƒ±. yenisafak.com

Eric Toussaint, Maxime Perriot (2024-02-02). Is there a debt crisis in the South and what is recommended by the CADTM? cadtm.org Maxime Perriot: In an article published in December 2023 you claimed in the wake of a World Bank report that “developing countries” were trapped in a new debt crisis, yet the Financial Times and other sources point out that in the first two weeks of 2024 several so-called developing countries managed to easily refinance their debt. What is actually the situation?
| The three developing countries that managed to sell sovereign bonds all produce oil and gas
| Éric Toussaint: The three countries (…) | – |

Pressenza New York (2024-02-02). Unraveling the Layers of US Politics: Exploring Prejudice Against Women in Leadership. pressenza.com In the landscape of American politics, the pursuit of gender equality has been an ongoing struggle. While progress has undeniably been made, there remains a palpable undercurrent of prejudice about women in leadership roles. | By Ashish Tiwari | Despite the growing trend of women achieving higher positions in leadership across the globe, the USA still lags behind its counterparts. According to a report by the Inter-Parliamentary Union, the US ranks 75th out of 189 elected governments worldwide in terms of female representation. | To comprehend the prejudice against women in US politics, one must explore its histo…

albawaba (2024-02-02). White History Month trends on social media during Black History Month sparking outrage. albawaba.com A controversial hashtag, #WhiteHistoryMonth, has gone viral on social media platforms such as Twitter and TikTok during February, which is celebrated as Black History Month in the United States.The hashtag, which appears to be a sarcastic response to the recognition of the historical contributions and struggles of African Americans, has been used by some users to mock, trivialize, or deny the existence of racism and oppression against Black people.February 1st is the first day of Black History Month. | Here’s the AMAZING poem by National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman, “The Hill We Climb,” read by her at the i…

ecns.cn (2024-02-02). Hoisting drill for CZ-8 rocket conducted in Hainan. ecns.cn A hoisting drill was carried out on Thursday to welcome the CZ-8 rocket launch mission.

Ahmed Adel (2024-02-02). Thakur Family Foundation Takes Aim at Indian Medicines to Protect US Pharmaceutical Profits. globalresearch.ca

ecns.cn (2024-02-02). Hoisting drill for simulated rocket held in S China’s commercial spacecraft launch site. ecns.cn A hoisting drill for a simulated rocket at the No. 1 launch pad of Hainan commercial spacecraft launch site was conducted on Thursday in Wenchang, south China’s Hainan Province.

Larry Johnson (2024-02-02). Biden Signs Off on Operation Ground Hog — Bombing Meaningless “targets” in Syria and Iraq. sonar21.com I do not know if the United States will launch its military response to the recent attack on the U.S base in Jordan on Ground Hog’s Day, but the target selection is a real world imitation of Bill Murray’s iconic movie, Ground Hog’s Day. First watch the trailer (so that we’re on the same page) and then I will explain why. | To understand what Biden is going to go we need only go back and remind ourselves of what Barack Obama tried to do in 2013 and Donald Trump did in Syria in 2017. Do you remember the fake “sarin” gas attacks allegedly carried out by Syria in 2013 and 2017. Both incidents were staged by…

Independent Australia (2024-02-02). Stealing from the dead — fair game in Grubisa’s world. independentaustralia.net

Dr. William Makis (2024-02-02). Onset Mania and Psychosis Post-Bivalent mRNA COVID-19 Booster Vaccination. globalresearch.ca

newarab (2024-02-02). Tunisia jails artist Rashad Tamboura for anti-Saied mural. newarab.com On Wednesday, a Tunisian court upheld a two-year sentence against Tunisian artist Rashad Tamboura for painting a mural criticising President Kais Saied’s stance on migration. | The court’s decision sparked a nationwide controversy in the bedrock of the 2011 revolutions, where freedoms have been shrinking since Saied’s power grab three years ago. | “This sentence confirms the persistence of President Kais Saied’s regime in pursuing policies of silencing voices and cuffing hands. (…) Tunisia is being pushed into the square of despotism that the Tunisian people fought to break away from,” the Intersection Assoc…

ecns.cn (2024-02-02). In Numbers: Number of individually owned businesses in China hits 124 mln. ecns.cn

ecns.cn (2024-02-02). HK officials clarify fallacies over legislation of Article 23. ecns.cn Hong Kong on Tuesday began a monthlong public consultation about the legislation of Article 23, by way of introducing a new piece of legislation titled Safeguarding National Security Ordinance.

Eric Toussaint (2024-02-02). The WB assists those in power in a witch-hunting context. cadtm.org In July 2024, the World Bank and the IMF will be 80 years old. 80 years of financial neo-colonialism and the imposition of austerity policies in the name of debt repayment. 80 years is enough! The Bretton Woods institutions must be abolished and replaced by democratic institutions serving an ecological, feminist and anti-racist bifurcation. To mark these 80 years, we are republishing a series of articles every Wednesday until July, looking in detail at the history and damage caused by these (…) | – | / |

unitedEditor (2024-02-02). Trying to understand Milei. uwidata.com Trying to understand what is happening, I spoke with several Argentine friends. I spoke with journalists, union leaders, small businessmen, academics, Peronist and leftist activists, and state officials. Below, I summarize some of the ideas that were presented to me and that I hope will contribute to thinking about what could happen in the immediate …

WSWS (2024-02-02). Australian government continues coverup of 2003 Iraq invasion documents. wsws.org By releasing an “independent review” this week, the Albanese government is trying to keep buried all the key inner-cabinet records about the criminal invasion of Iraq.

WSWS (2024-02-02). Youth treated like animals at Wayne County juvenile detention center. wsws.org Two nurses are suing the county after they were fired for exposing the terrible conditions at the facility in Detroit.

WSWS (2024-02-02). US Senate hearing uses child sexual exploitation as pretext for state control of social media content. wsws.org The hearing by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday set a new bar for right-wing hypocrisy and grandstanding as Democrats and Republicans came together to push for censorship and government control of social media content under the guise of fighting online child sexual exploitation.

WSWS (2024-02-02). Alarm in Canberra over Papua New Guinea-China negotiations on policing co-operation. wsws.org Amid escalating US-led preparations for war with China, any attempt by Beijing to gain a toehold in PNG is a major cause of concern not just in Australia but also Washington.

WSWS (2024-02-02). Mexican president denounces election meddling after US officials claim he took drug cartel money. wsws.org Given their timing and sources, the reports are undoubtedly part of an effort to shift Mexican politics further to the right and pressure the Mexican government to toe Washington’s line.

WSWS (2024-02-02). Teamsters bureaucracy holds private “roundtable” meeting with Trump. wsws.org The top officials of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters met for an hour behind closed doors with a fascist, who has already attempted once to overthrow the US Constitution.

WSWS (2024-02-02). Court challenge exposes Canada’s decade-long xenophobic anti-Muslim adoption ban. wsws.org In a chauvinist attack on the democratic rights of all working people, the Harper Conservative and Trudeau Liberal governments have enforced a punitive ban on adoptions from Muslim countries.

Editor (2024-02-02). US Plans Weeks-Long Bombing Campaign Against Iranian Targets. scheerpost.com

ecns.cn (2024-02-01). New power system shows example of renewable energy development. ecns.cn Covering 1.19 hectares of land and costing 285 million yuan ($39.7 million) to build, Jinpo substation connects 45.05 kilometers of transmission lines and 84 new transmission towers.

ecns.cn (2024-02-01). TikTok reenters Indonesia with GoTo deal. ecns.cn Short-video app TikTok, owned by Chinese tech company Byte-Dance, has completed its deal to take control of Tokopedia, an e-commerce unit of Indonesia’s biggest internet and tech firm PT GoTo Gojek Tokopedia Tbk.

ecns.cn (2024-02-01). ByteDance’s platform takes on U.S. e-tailers. ecns.cn TikTok, the wildly popular video-sharing platform, is attempting to challenge e-commerce giants such as Amazon of the United States and Shein and Temu of China with its own e-commerce shop that sells made-in-China goods to Americans directly via its app.

ecns.cn (2024-02-01). Festival gala to showcase tech marvels. ecns.cn Since its inaugural broadcast in 1983, the annual CCTV Spring Festival Gala has become an integral part of celebrations in the country to usher in the Chinese New Year.

ecns.cn (2024-02-01). Experts call for appropriate use of AI tools. ecns.cn Generative artificial intelligence tools shouldn’t be banned in schools but should be applied safely and appropriately to empower the innovative development of education, experts and officials said.

ecns.cn (2024-02-01). Outbound tourism growth, inbound recovery projected. ecns.cn The China Tourism Academy estimates that the number of outbound visits exceeded 87 million in 2023, a twofold increase compared with the previous year. The figure is more than half of that in 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world.

ecns.cn (2024-02-01). Concert celebrates start of China-France year. ecns.cn Chinese and French musicians brought down the house on Wednesday evening at the Royal Opera of Versailles inside the Palace of Versailles at the opening concert of the 2024 China-France Year of Culture and Tourism.

ecns.cn (2024-02-01). 1st orange alert for freezing weather sounded. ecns.cn The country’s meteorological authority issued on Thursday its first orange alert for freezing weather since the establishment of the warning system in 2010.

ecns.cn (2024-02-01). China among top destinations for U.S. firms. ecns.cn China will continue to be attractive for companies from the United States, thanks to its massive consumer market and well-established supply chain networks that are hard to replicate, business leaders and analysts said on Thursday.

ecns.cn (2024-02-01). Chinese paleontologists unveil 14-meter-long dinosaur. ecns.cn Paleontologists in China have discovered a new species of dinosaur that measures 14 meters long, named Gandititan cavocaudatus.

ecns.cn (2024-02-01). China hopes WTO continues to abide by the rules. ecns.cn China hopes that WTO members can abide by WTO rules in trade remedy investigations and not use trade remedy measures as trade protection tools, the Ministry of Commerce said on Thursday.

ecns.cn (2024-02-01). China, Japan must nurture a stable and healthy relationship. ecns.cn China and Japan stand as important economic and trade partners for each other and both sides should maintain stable and smooth industrial and supply chains, and promote the healthy and stable development of economic and trade relations.

ecns.cn (2024-02-01). China’s embassy slams UK’s ‘groundless interference’ over Hong Kong basic law. ecns.cn We firmly oppose this UK politician’s groundless attack on the legislation on Article 23 of the Basic Law of Hong Kong. He has no right whatsoever to interfere in China’s internal affairs.

ecns.cn (2024-02-01). Provincial-level regions set GDP targets at about, above 5% for 2024. ecns.cn As of Wednesday, 31 provincial-level regions in China had announced GDP growth targets of about or above 5 percent for 2024, as stronger momentum is expected to be unleashed in the new year.

ecns.cn (2024-02-01). Xi chairs CPC leadership meeting to review reports, guideline and regulations. ecns.cn The Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee held a meeting on Jan. 31.

ecns.cn (2024-02-01). New productive forces key to growth, Xi says. ecns.cn President Xi Jinping has underlined the key role of new productive forces in underpinning China’s high-quality development, saying that the nation must beef up innovation in science and technology to attain a high level of sci-tech self-reliance.

ecns.cn (2024-02-01). Xi visits people in Tianjin ahead of Spring Festival. ecns.cn Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, visited people in the northern city of Tianjin ahead of the Spring Festival.

ecns.cn (2024-02-01). Chinese scientists make breakthrough in BCI-assisted rehabilitation trial. ecns.cn Chinese scientists had made a breakthrough in the world’s first patient brain-computer interfaces (BCI) rehabilitation trial on Monday, one day after Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced the success of a procedure to implant Neuralink’s brain chip into the first human patient.

teleSUR, lvm, YSM (2024-02-02). Unrwa: necesidades de millones de gazatíes se agravarían. telesurtv.net Más 1,4 millones de personas que ya se encuentran hacinadas en la gobernación sureña de Rafah.

teleSUR- hvh, DRL (2024-02-02). Nicaragua denuncia cómplices imperialistas de genocidio en Gaza. telesurtv.net Managua denunció que estos países cometen “violaciones flagrantes y sistemáticas” a la Convención de Genocidio.

teleSUR, odr, YSM (2024-02-02). Unicef: al menos 17.000 niños subsisten sin familia en Gaza. telesurtv.net Unicef calcula que cada uno de los niños y niñas no acompañados o separados de sus familias es una desgarradora historia de pérdida y dolor.

teleSUR, dcdc, YSM (2024-02-02). Argelia exige alto el fuego en Gaza en Consejo de Seguridad. telesurtv.net El embajador sudafricano, Mathu Joyini, recordó que “tras la orden del tribunal, los Estados han sido advertidos de la existencia de un grave riesgo de genocidio contra el pueblo palestino en Gaza”.

teleSUR, DRL (2024-02-02). Trasladan a cuidados intensivos a expresidente Pedro Castillo. telesurtv.net El abogado del expresidente Pedro Castillo informó que tendría síntomas de un preinfarto y exigió ser trasladado a un hospital.

Pablo Rafael Fuentes (2024-02-02). De cara al sol, en la apuesta por la bondad. radiohc.cu La Habana, 2 de feb (RHC) Ante los desafíos del presente, urge un Martí que llegue a todos y que cada quien pueda hacer suyo, humano, profundo; sin consignas.

teleSUR, jaa, JGN (2024-02-02). Rusia envía 200.000 toneladas de trigo a países de àÅfrica. telesurtv.net Zajárova apuntó que los granos fueron enviados en barcos a Burkina Faso, Zimbabwe, Malí, Somalia, la República Centroafricana y Eritrea.

teleSUR- hvh, DRL (2024-02-02). Rurales de España mantienen protestas tras reunión con Gobierno. telesurtv.net El titular de Agricultura señaló que las políticas nacionales y europeas tienen una carga administrativa “insoportable”.

Pablo Rafael Fuentes (2024-02-02). Enorme asteroide pasará 'cerca' de la Tierra este viernes. radiohc.cu La Habana, 2 de feb (RHC) El Centro de Estudios de Objetos Cercanos a la Tierra de la NASA ha informado sobre un enorme asteroide que este viernes pasará a unos 2,8 millones de kilómetros de distancia de la Tierra.

teleSUR, DRL (2024-02-02). Unión Europa aprueba multimillonario paquete de ayuda a Ucrania. telesurtv.net El presidente del Consejo Europeo, Charles Michel, celebró el acuerdo y dijo que la UE estaba asumiendo lo que llama liderazgo y responsabilidad en su apoyo a Ucrania.

teleSUR, hvh, YSM (2024-02-02). Liberan a activistas argentinas que fueron detenidas durante protestas. telesurtv.net De acuerdo con medios locales, las jóvenes se encontraban sentadas en la vereda mientras cantaban el Himno Nacional.

teleSUR, JGN (2024-02-02). øQuiénes son los candidatos presidenciales en El Salvador. telesurtv.net Los poco más de 6.200.000 ciudadanos salvadoreños habilitados para votar deberán escoger además de presidente y vicepresidente a los 60 diputados que conformarán la Asamblea Legislativa.

Pablo Rafael Fuentes (2024-02-02). Museo Bellas Artes de Cuba suma a fondos catálogo sobre Wifredo Lam. radiohc.cu La Habana, 2 de feb (RHC) El Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, de Cuba, sumó a sus fondos el catálogo ´Lam entre mares. Cerámicas… ª, que por primera vez muestra en el país obras en ese soporte realizadas por este prestigioso artista en Italia.

teleSUR, lvm, YSM (2024-02-02). Javier Milei firma DNU para intervenir medios públicos argentinos. telesurtv.net El jefe de Gabinete tiene la atribución, de “administrar y controlar los medios de difusión” que se encuentran bajo la responsabilidad del Poder Ejecutivo Nacional.

teleSUR, jaa, YSM (2024-02-02). Venezuela derrotó a Brasil y clasificó a fase final de Preolímpico. telesurtv.net Esta es la segunda ocasión en la historia en la que Venezuela logra avanzar a la fase final de este torneo tras lograrlo en el preolímpico de 1996 con sede en Mar del Plata.

teleSUR, lvm, JGN (2024-02-02). Incendio arrasa con 2.500 hectáreas en Chubut, Argentina. telesurtv.net El incendio, que comenzó hace una semana, sigue activo en todos sus ocho frentes.

teleSUR, dcdc, YSM (2024-02-02). Conmemoran aniversario de primera asunción presidencial de Hugo Chávez. telesurtv.net El presidente Nicolás Maduro afirmó que este hecho “marcó el inicio de la Revolución Bolivariana en el poder político, un camino de luchas, batallas y victorias”.

teleSUR- hvh, DRL (2024-02-02). Diputados argentinos continúan debate sobre ley ómnibus. telesurtv.net El titular del bloque de Diputados de La Libertad Avanza expresó que el proyecto debe ser votado esta jornada.

Pablo Rafael Fuentes (2024-02-02). Trabajadores argentinos en estado de alerta y movilización. radiohc.cu La Habana, 2 de feb (RHC) La Central de Trabajadores de Argentina -Autónoma (CTA-A) permanece hoy en estado de alerta y movilización tras la represión policial a manifestantes que rechazaron las medidas del Gobierno.

Martha Ríos (2024-02-02). Cubano Yoennis Yera dedica el título de MVP a su natal Matanzas (+Podcast). radiohc.cu La Habana, 1 feb (Red Web) El pitcher zurdo Yoennis Yera manifestó que haber obtenido con su equipo (Cocodrilos de Matanzas) el título de jugador más valioso de la final de la liga invernal del béisbol cubano, es un momento muy importante para su carrera, por eso se lo dedica a su provincia.

teleSUR, dcdc (2024-02-02). Manifestaciones de agricultores se extienden por países de Europa. telesurtv.net Las asociaciones sindicales afirman que en la UE el trabajo de los agricultores prácticamente dejó de ser rentable debido a las políticas de la Comisión Europea (CE) y de los países del bloque.

teleSUR, nbb, DRL (2024-02-02). Costa Rica analiza nuevo subtipo de influenza A en humanos. telesurtv.net El Ministerio de Salud ha asegurado que a lo largo de los años se han detectado variantes del virus de la Influenza A sin que se haya generado un problema mayor…

Raúl Rodríguez (2024-02-02). Asunción y Lima, candidatas a Juegos Panamericanos de 2027. radiohc.cu Santiago de Chile, 2 feb (JIT).- Finalizado el primer proceso de postulación de ciudades candidatas para los Juegos Panamericanos de 2027, abierto por Panam Sports el 5 de enero, dos ciudades sudamericanas cumplieron con todos los requisitos y oficializaron su interés.

Pablo Rafael Fuentes (2024-02-02). Defensa aérea siria repele ataque israelí con misiles. radiohc.cu La Habana, 2 de feb (RHC) Los sistemas de defensa antiaérea del ejército sirio actuaron hoy ante una nueva agresión aérea del régimen israelí contra varios puntos en el sur de la ciudad capital, Damasco.

teleSUR, nbb, JGN (2024-02-02). Canciller venezolano se reúne con relator de la ONU. telesurtv.net El relator especial de la ONU sobre el derecho a la alimentación arribó a Venezuela el miércoles pasado con el propósito de llevar a cabo una “intensa agenda de trabajo”.

Pablo Rafael Fuentes (2024-02-02). Llama Cuba a detener crímenes internacionales de genocidio contra el pueblo palestino. radiohc.cu La Habana, 2 de feb (RHC) Cuba condenó, en los términos más enérgicos los asesinatos de civiles, especialmente de mujeres, niños y de trabajadores humanitarios del sistema de Naciones Unidas; los bombardeos indiscriminados contra la población en Gaza y la destrucción de viviendas, hospitales e infraestructura civil.

teleSUR, dcdc, DRL (2024-02-02). Ascienden a 27.131 los palestinos asesinados por Israel en Gaza. telesurtv.net Unas 30.000 personas desplazadas en colegios cerca del Hospital de Naser, y otras refugiadas en el propio Hospital de Al Amal, sufren de falta de agua, comida y medicinas.

teleSUR, JCM, MER, SH, JGN (2024-02-02). Minuto a minuto del asedio israelí contra la Franja de Gaza. telesurtv.net Más de 110 días se han cumplido de los ataques continuos de las fuerzas de Israel contra el pueblo palestino en Gaza y Cisjordania.

teleSUR, odr, YSM (2024-02-02). Media Luna Roja confirma asedio de Israel al hospital Al-Amal. telesurtv.net La agencia corroboró la continuidad e intensidad de bombardeos y disparos de las fuerzas de ocupación en las proximidades del Hospital Al-Amal.

Pablo Rafael Fuentes (2024-02-02). Firman Etiopía y Cuba acuerdo para cooperación en sector azucarero. radiohc.cu La Habana, 2 de feb (RHC) Los grupos de la Industria Azucarera de Etiopía y el Empresarial Azucarero de Cuba (Azcuba) firmaron un memorando de entendimiento para colaborar en la investigación y desarrollo, producción, asistencia técnica, entre otros…

teleSUR, nbb, JGN (2024-02-02). Explosión de gas deja 3 muertos y 271 heridos en Nairobi, Kenia. telesurtv.net El portavoz del Gobierno de Kenia, Isaac Maigua Mwaura, había dado explicaciones sobre el suceso previamente.

teleSUR, odr, YSM (2024-02-02). Inician veda electoral hasta comicios del 4 de febrero en El Salvador. telesurtv.net El TSE recordó a los partidos políticos y simpatizantes que, está prohibida la propaganda durante los tres días anteriores a la elección y en el propio día de la misma.

teleSUR, ats, JGN (2024-02-02). Importancia de los humedales para hacer frente al cambio climático. telesurtv.net Los humedales contribuyen en la regulación del ciclo del agua, en el control de inundaciones, sequías y como refugio de vida silvestre.

teleSUR, YSM (2024-02-02). Policía reprime a manifestantes en Argentina. telesurtv.net En dos ocasiones en esta jornada se han producido enfrentamientos entre los uniformados y los manifestantes.

teleSUR, YSM (2024-02-02). Venezuela agradece solidaridad mundial ante nueva arremetida injerencista del Gobierno de EE.UU. telesurtv.net Organizaciones como la Asociación Nacional de Amistad Italia-Cuba, ALBA-TCP y los Gobiernos de Irán y Cuba han condenado la injerencia estadounidense.

Pablo Rafael Fuentes (2024-02-02). Cuba y la Unión Económica Euroasiática coinciden en profundizar la integración y la cooperación. radiohc.cu La Habana, 2 de feb (RHC) Intervención del primer ministro de la República de Cuba, Manuel Marrero Cruz, en la reunión del Consejo Intergubernamental Euroasiático, celebrada en Almaty, República de Kazajstán…

Pablo Rafael Fuentes (2024-02-02). Avanza Cuba en fortalecimiento de ciberseguridad. radiohc.cu La Habana, 2 de feb (RHC) Cuba garantiza hoy, mediante legislaciones y medidas, la seguridad de las instituciones y personas en el ámbito digital, afirmó el director general de la Oficina de Seguridad para las Redes Informáticas (OSRI) de la isla, Daniel Perea.

teleSUR, odr, YSM (2024-02-02). Argentina descongela gradualmente dos impuestos a los combustibles. telesurtv.net Mediante un decreto, rubricado el miércoles, el Gobierno argentino actualizó el gravamen congelado por los períodos 2021 y 2022.

Raúl Rodríguez (2024-02-02). Puerto Rico y Curazao por mantener invicto en Serie del Caribe. radiohc.cu Washington, 2 ene (PL).- Puerto Rico con sus Criollos de Caguas y Curazao Suns saldrán este viernes a la grama del Loan Depot Park de Miami a defender sus invictos en la Serie del Caribe.

teleSUR, dcdc, YSM (2024-02-02). Organizaciones de Perú rechazan injerencia en Venezuela. telesurtv.net Abogaron por el respeto absoluto a la soberanía y rechazaron toda forma de interferencia en los asuntos internos, así como la imposición de sanciones unilaterales.

teleSUR, hvh, DRL (2024-02-02). Vicepresidenta venezolana encabeza debate de las 7T. telesurtv.net “Nos guía la protección del pueblo y nos guía la sabiduría del pueblo”, afirmó la vicetitular del Ejecutivo.

teleSUR, jaa, JGN (2024-02-02). Inauguran la LXVI Serie del Caribe en Miami, EE.UU. telesurtv.net El primer desafío de la fecha fue entre Puerto Rico y Nicaragua, debutante en estas lides, y terminó con victoria para los primeros de cinco anotaciones por dos.

teleSUR, dcdc, YSM (2024-02-02). Encuentran fosa con cadáveres de 30 personas ejecutadas en Gaza. telesurtv.net La cifra de palestinos asesinados por la ofensiva israelí en Gaza asciende a 27.000.

teleSUR- hvh, DRL (2024-02-02). Fuerzas sirias repelen ataque israelí contra sur de Damasco. telesurtv.net Las defensas aéreas sirias lograron interceptar algunos de los proyectiles lanzados mientras los daños fueron materiales.

teleSUR, lvm, YSM (2024-02-02). Corte panameña deja en firme condena contra expresidente Martinelli. telesurtv.net El fallo fue plasmado en el Edicto No. 26 con fecha del 2 de febrero de la Sala Segunda de lo Penal de la Corte Suprema de Justicia.

teleSUR, nbb, JGN (2024-02-02). Nuevas órdenes de captura de ocho militares por caso Ayotzinapa. telesurtv.net La semana pasada, los uniformados salieron de la prisión del Campo Militar 1-A en Ciudad de México bajo libertad condicional.

teleSUR, lvm, YSM (2024-02-02). Presidente chileno convoca reunión del Consejo de Seguridad Nacional. telesurtv.net El Cosena fue creado por la constitución de la dictadura militar pinochetista de 1980.

teleSUR, jaa, JGN (2024-02-02). Agricultores protestan en Bruselas contra acuerdos de libre comercio. telesurtv.net En el centro de Bruselas, decenas de operadores de tractores se reunieron para pedir el cese de acuerdos de la Unión Europea con terceros países.

teleSUR, JGN (2024-02-02). Decretan nuevo receso en discusión de ley ómnibus en Argentina. telesurtv.net La falta de acuerdos impidió votar en general esta noche la ley, como quería el Gobierno de Milei.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2024-02-02). “Fake Justice” at The Hague: The ICJ “Appoints” Netanyahu to “Prevent” and “Punish” “Those Responsible for “Genocidal Acts” globalresearch.ca Netanyahu, Galant, Ben-Gvir, Katz, Smotrich, et al are the architects of Genocide. Yet they have been assigned by the ICJ with a mandate “To Prevent and Punish” those who have committed “genocidal acts”

Mike Ferner (2024-02-02). Gaza Occupies Toledo City Council. counterpunch.org After tabling a citizen-drafted resolution for a ceasefire in Gaza, Toledo City Council agreed to have a second hearing on the measure, January 30th. At that hearing, Toledoans testified about grandparents who had lost homes and property during the 1948 Nakba; others told of having been displaced multiple times; several people passionately described members of

David Schultz (2024-02-02). The Corporate American Media Distortion of the ICJ Israel Genocide Case. counterpunch.org Corporate American media distorted and dismissed the South African genocide case brought against Israel in the International Court of Justice (ICJ). It did so both prior to the decision by the ICJ and afterward. The Israeli-Hamas conflict is a tragedy on many scores. But for many, the Israeli response was unwarranted, leading some to argue

Ibrahim Quraishi (2024-02-02). Beyond the Memory of Trauma: Remembering Primo Levi During the Israeli—Palestinian Tragedy. counterpunch.org Amidst the quarters of a cattle car, after the clutches of the murderous Nazi regime, on the path back to his hometown of Turin in Italy, Primo Levi could finally breathe again. Subsequent to the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau by Soviet soldiers the return route carved through the scars of post-war Europe, once more navigating the

Linda Pentz Gunter (2024-02-02). What a Turkey: Hinkley Point C Costs Hit a New High. counterpunch.org The Great Mosque of Mecca is considered the most expensive building in the world at $115.2 billion. Right behind it comes….a nuclear power plant! The two-reactor 3,260MW Hinkley Point C nuclear site still under construction in the UK will now cost at least £46 billion ($59 billion) according to the latest figures released by its developer,

Jonah Raskin (2024-02-02). Joe Hill Finally Comes to San Francisco’s City Lights. counterpunch.org Everyone in San Francisco and beyond loves City Lights Bookstore and Publishing Company. At least every reader and bookish citizen or craves culture and community. Indeed, City Lights Bookstore and City Lights Publishing have long been hailed as exemplary countercultural institutions, so it comes as a surprise to learn that the workers at the store

Lindsay Owens, Elizabeth Pancotti (2024-02-02). It’s Not Inflation: Here’s the Proof We’re Getting Ripped Off. counterpunch.org Many Americans are still experiencing the sticker shock they first faced two years ago when inflation hit its peak. But if inflation is down now, why are families still feeling the pinch? The answer lies in corporate profits — and we have the data to prove it. Our new report for the Groundwork Collaborative finds that corporate profits accounted

Ed Grystar (2024-02-02). High Costs Are Dooming Traditional Medicare. counterpunch.org Medicare was originally established as a quasi single-payer system in 1965 because of the insurance industry’s refusal to cover seniors since they didn’t generate enough profit. Over the decades, powerful industry lobbying and weak, unprincipled, bipartisan Congressional connivance are permitting the same forces of privatization that control the rest of our healthcare delivery system to

Jeffrey St. Clair (2024-02-02). Execution as Advertisement: Killing Kenneth Smith. counterpunch.org Kenneth Smith was executed by the state of Alabama for a contract killing. He was paid by a pastor to murder his wife. The state of Alabama paid an execution squad to strap Kenneth Smith to a death gurney, clamp a mask over his face, and suffocate him to death with nitrogen gas. Smith thrashed and convulsed for at least four minutes as the nitrogen squeezed the oxygen out of his lungs. What is the message here?

Jeffrey St. Clair (2024-02-02). Execution as Advertisement: Killing Kenneth Smith. counterpunch.org Kenneth Smith was executed by the state of Alabama for a contract killing. He was paid by a pastor to murder his wife. The state of Alabama paid an execution squad to strap Kenneth Smith to a death gurney, clamp a mask over his face, and suffocate him to death with nitrogen gas. Smith thrashed and convulsed for at least four minutes as the nitrogen squeezed the oxygen out of his lungs. What is the message here?

Sonali Kolhatkar (2024-02-02). Airbnb Drives Up Housing Costs for Everyone: Time to Regulate It. counterpunch.org Americans have been on a vacation binge since the easing of COVID-19 restrictions. In particular, the vacation rental company Airbnb is thriving. Late last year, the company posted its highest-ever profits. Meanwhile cities are seeing rising rents, unaffordable home prices, and increased homelessness. Authorities are now linking these crises in part to Airbnb — and some now

Paul Street (2024-02-02). The U.S. Bourgeois Democracy Farewell Tour. counterpunch.org US-Americans, let’s get real: Donald “Take Down the Metal Detectors Cuz the Guys with the AR-15s Don’t Want to Hurt Me” Trump is damn near on a glide path back to the White House. Fascism, So What? So what if the orange fascist Trump: + now openly channels Hitler by saying that: Marxists, socialists, and communists

Melvin Goodman (2024-02-02). Why Are Our Regional Experts Expecting More War in Every Corner? counterpunch.org

Binoy Kampmark (2024-02-02). Cannibalism, Conservatives and Lies: Australia’s Nemesis Story. counterpunch.org Palace coups have become a seasonal tradition in Australian politics. Between 2007 and 2018, Australia had six prime ministers, four of whom were overthrown by their own parties, the first five never being allowed to complete their first term in office. In contrast, between 1983 and 2007, the country could count on the dry, solid stability of

David Yearsley (2024-02-02). The Musical Patriot: Prelude to the Fall of the House of Usher. counterpunch.org The night that word came through that Usher would be headlining the Super Bowl halftime show this year, you had a dream that you were trapped in a deserted warehouse pursued by a pink tank: What to do when plagued by nightmares of an opponent this strange, this dogged, this dangerous? Maybe it’s time, after

Daniel Warner (2024-02-02). Changing Trump’s Followers Because Only They Can Say: “You’re Fired.” counterpunch.org When Hillary Clinton spoke of a “basket of deplorables” she not only made a political error; she also excluded a significant part of the American population. In addition, since the “deplorables” are essential to Donald Trump’s base, they also have the potential to undermine Trump’s omnipresence. Can we imagine the base collectively saying to Trump;

Candace Baker (2024-02-02). Why WIC Matters. counterpunch.org When my grandmother was raising my cousins and me, she taught us to work hard and go after what we wanted. I didn’t know it at the time, but we were in poverty. Scared of judgment and bureaucracy, my grandmother refused to apply for assistance programs. But that meant she had to work several jobs,

Thomas Knapp (2024-02-02). Regarding Taylor Swift, Travis Kelce, and Thorazine Shortages. counterpunch.org The fix, it seems, is in — for both Super Bowl LVIII and the 2024 presidential election. MAGA media are alight with claims (or, in some cases, mere “just asking questions” trolling) about a plot to use a Kansas City Chiefs win in the former to amp up a Joe Biden endorsement from an “artificially

Gareth Fessey (2024-02-02). Abuse and Impunity in the UK Armed Forces. counterpunch.org There is an underbelly of sexual abuse in this society. It happens in schools, coaching environments, the church, you name it. There are millions of people in this country who were sexually abused as children. I’m one of those people. This underbelly of abuse is all around us, it’s everywhere. Now and again it will

W. T. Whitney (2024-02-02). U.S. Drug War Arrives in Ecuador, with Baggage. counterpunch.org Joined by other U.S. officials, Laura Richardson, commander of the U.S. Army’s Southern Command, was in Ecuador January 22-25 to confer with government leaders there about U.S. military assistance. They included recently elected, and very wealthy, President Daniel Noboa. She mentioned to reporters an “investment portfolio…worth $93.4 million including not only military equipment … [but also] humanitarian assistance and

Daniel Falcone (2024-02-02). A Radical Reinvention of the Enlightenment. counterpunch.org In this interview, exclusive for CounterPunch, Richard Whatmore discusses his latest book, The End of Enlightenment: Empire, Commerce, Crisis (Penguin, 2023). In a world that demands highly rational planning to abolish empire and combat the manifest exploitation of a capitalist society, Whatmore emphasizes that the left needs to sustain the critique of fanatical economic practices.

Arshad Mahmud (2024-02-02). How the American-led West has Recolonized the Rest. counterpunch.org When I worked in Washington as a journalist, I used to get invited to endless seminars and talkfests, where two oft-repeated terms popped up in almost all those events: Rules-based International Order & Washington Consensus. You’re perhaps familiar with these terms but for those who are not, here are some clues: They’re more or less

Graham Peebles (2024-02-02). The Planet is Under Siege. counterpunch.org How bad must it get before the politicians and corporates act in a way commensurate to the scale and urgency of the environmental emergency? Imprisoned by an economic ideology that demands insatiable consumption and short-term profit; moral weakness in the face of populist pressures from the far right and a staggering degree of self-denial, greed

Peter Linebaugh (2024-02-02). E.P. Thompson at 100. counterpunch.org As a former tank commander, Edward knew his way around an internal combustion engine. Once at a gathering in Toronto someone’s car wouldn’t start up and Edward was under the hood and had the engine running in a jiffy. It was a surprise. He was not afraid to explore how the world actually works. Once there was a problem

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-02). Israeli settlers call for 'colonisation of Gaza'. greenleft.org.au

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-02). Labor doubles down on support for genocidal Israel after ICJ ruling. greenleft.org.au

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-02). Anti-Zionist Jews refuse to legitimise Israel’s bloodthirsty conquest of Palestine. greenleft.org.au

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-02). Labor’s ‘Stage 3 Lite’ still gives biggest tax cuts to the rich. greenleft.org.au

Neal Meyer, Federico Fuentes (2024-02-02). United States: ‘We are living through a resurgence in labour struggles’. greenleft.org.au Neal Meyer a national leader of Bread & Roses (B&R), a caucus of Marxist activists in the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) speaks to Green Left’s Federico Fuentes about the recent rise in labour activism in the United States.

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-02). From PM to arms industry: Scott Morrison joins 'revolving door' trend. greenleft.org.au

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-02). Coroner refers Jai Wright’s death to DPP. greenleft.org.au

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-02). Peter Khalil MP targeted again for not speaking out for Palestine. greenleft.org.au

Kerry Smith (2024-02-02). Niger nationalises its water, terminates contract with French firm Veolia. greenleft.org.au The Nigerien government has decided to nationalise the operation of its drinking water, ending its contract with the French Veolia Group, reports Kerry Smith.

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-02). Julian Assange faces final British appeal. greenleft.org.au

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-02). Puerto Rico and Palestine: ‘Our struggles are linked’. greenleft.org.au

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-02). We need a policy of neutrality to help stop war on China. greenleft.org.au

Sarah Glynn (2024-02-02). A democratic experiment by La France Insoumise. greenleft.org.au In the name of grassroots democracy and accountability, the people of Strasbourg are being given the opportunity to judge the performance of their local la France Insoumise deputy, Emmanuel Fernandes, reports Sarah Glynn.

Angela (2024-02-02). Friday 2/23: San Jose: Peace Vigil – Call for Ceasefire Not More Weapons for Ukraine or Israel! indybay.org in front of MLK Library | 4th and San Fernando | San Jose, CA…

Angela (2024-02-02). Friday 2/9: Power Half Hour for Gaza. indybay.org Zoom (Registration link is below)…

Angela (2024-02-02). Thursday 2/1: Virtual Global Rally Against Complicity in Gaza Genocide. indybay.org

Manova's world editorial team (2024-02-02). Christ among the rubble. indybay.org “Inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.” So said Jesus according to the Gospel. Now the people in Gaza are not to be underestimated. But from a Christian perspective, they are our brothers and sisters. So why are large parts of the “Christian West” not coming to their aid, not even raising a timid voice of protest?>

Angela (2024-02-02). Thursday 2/1: Virtual Teach-in on War, Death Penalty, Political Imprisonment, & the Palestinian Genocide. indybay.org

Genocide is not Reproductive Freedom (2024-02-02). Kamala Harris Shouted Down in San Jose. indybay.org June 29 protest organized by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and other activist groups. While protesters rallied outside, VP Harris was shouted down at least four times at her event. Photos by Len and Nancy.

Angela (2024-02-02). Sunday 2/11: Webinar: South Africa v Israel — The International Coalition Against Genocide. indybay.org

Angela (2024-02-02). Tuesday 2/6: Virtual Event: Yemen Explained – Codepink Congress Capitol Calling Party. indybay.org Zoom (Registration link is below)…

Labor Video Project (2024-02-02). Reinstate Namibian Hasab Mine Unionist Marcia Kauatjitotje. indybay.org Namibian unionist Marcia Kauatjitotje is a union leader at the second largest uranium mine in the world owned by Chinese state owned China General Nuclear Power Group CGNP. She was fired after exposing the conditions at the mine and participating in the Namibian Labour Tribunal last October in the capital Windhoek. She also went to the media and that was one of the charges against her. The Chinese owners said that she had exposed the work conditions embarrassing the company and it’s subcontractor Eagle Night Watch. These workers are forced to do mine work at substandard wages with no healthcare and benefits. Sinc…

ajay tallam (2024-02-02). Saturday 2/3: Permaculture Workday. indybay.org the gardens at lake merritt…

ajay tallam (2024-02-02). Monday 2/12: Fungus Among us — February Permaculture Meetup and Potluck. indybay.org

Angela (2024-02-02). Monday 2/5: Virtual Community Hour: The Missing Peace. indybay.org

Angela (2024-02-02). Saturday 2/3: San Diego Peace Vigil for Palestine. indybay.org Entry to Ocean Beach | Sunset Cliffs Blvd and W Point Loma Blvd | San Diego, CA…

Angela (2024-02-02). Saturday 2/3: San Jose Against War. indybay.org 48 S 7th St | San Jose, CA…

Angela (2024-02-02). Saturday 2/3: Webinar: From Turtle Island to Kashmir to Palestine: Settler Colonialism is a Crime. indybay.org Zoom (Registration link is below)…

Mostly British Film Festival (2024-02-02). Saturday 2/17: Pretty Red Dress. indybay.org 3290 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94115…

Angela (2024-02-02). Sunday 2/4: A Virtual Conversation with Rev. Dr. Munther Isaac: Confronting Christian Zionism. indybay.org

Angela (2024-02-02). Saturday 2/10: Virtual Meet-Up: Merchants of Death War Crimes Tribunal. indybay.org

Angela (2024-02-02). Sunday 2/4: LA: Shut It Down For Palestine! indybay.org Pershing Square | 532 S Olive St | Los Angeles, CA…

Center for Biological Diversity (2024-02-02). Six Pesticides Threaten Over Half of Endangered Species. indybay.org Lawsuit Targets Federal Fish and Wildlife Service’s Failure to Protect Endangered Species From Toxic Pesticides…

David Giesen (2024-02-02). Saturday 2/3: “One big world” public policy: the walking tour. indybay.org meet in the lobby of | The American Youth Hostel | 312 Mason Street | San Francisco…

Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles (2024-02-02). Friday 2/23: Drawing from Film with Catherine Goodman. indybay.org Hauser & Wirth, 901 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013…

Oakland Asian Cultural Center (2024-02-02). Friday 3/1: “Method Sampling: How To Build The Future Together” Film Screening & Discussion. indybay.org Oakland Asian Cultural Center…

PSL (2024-02-02). Saturday 2/3: Shut it Down for Palestine at the Farmers Market Outside the San Francisco Ferry Building. indybay.org Farmers Market outside at 1 Ferry Building, San Francisco.

Ramona Duhoux (2024-02-02). Elected officials want inclusive, equitable offshore wind power development. indybay.org For security and equitability offshore wind will move America off its dependence on fossil fuels. Over 550 elected officials want inclusive, equitable offshore wind power development to improve health, economies and mitigate climate disasters.

Caitlin Johnstone (2024-02-01). Democrats Are Demented Genocidal War Sluts. caitlinjohnstone.com.au


NGO Working Group on Women, Peace, Security (2024-02-01). Iraq: Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: February 2024. reliefweb.int Countries: Iraq, Israel, occupied Palestinian territory, Yemen | Source: NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security | Please refer to the attached file. | For February, in which Guyana has the presidency of the UN Security Council, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Iraq, Israel/Palestine and Yemen. | Iraq | In Iraq, political violence and hate speech has placed diverse women human rights defenders and

EDWIN (2024-01-31). All systems go for second voter registration weekend. sanews.gov.za All systems go for second voter registration weekend | Chief Electoral Officer Sy Mamabolo says the Electoral Commission is ready to welcome eligible South Africans at the 23 303 registration stations across the country this weekend – to register or check their details ahead of the national elections. | This weekend will be the second Voter Registration Weekend after the weekend of 18 – 19 November 2023. | “The Electoral Commission will hold the second voter registration weekend on 3 and 4 February 2024 in preparation for the general elections of the National Assembly and Provincial Legislatures,” Mamabolo said,…

EDWIN (2024-02-01). Home Affairs offices to stay open for an extra two hours on Friday. sanews.gov.za Home Affairs offices to stay open for an extra two hours on Friday | Home Affairs offices will be open for an extra two hours on Friday, 02 February 2024, from 16: 00 to 18: 00 for citizens to collect their IDS. | Offices will then be open for nine hours on Saturday and Sunday from 08h00 to 17h00 for South Africans to collect their IDs. | This in support of the Electoral Commission’s second Voter Registration Weekend in preparation for the general elections of the National Assembly and Provincial Legislatures. | The Department of Home Affairs said in a statement that services to be offered are application and colle…

GABIK (2024-02-01). NSFAS financial aid application deadline extended. sanews.gov.za NSFAS financial aid application deadline extended | The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) board has extended the deadline for applications for student financial aid to 15 February 2023. | The decision was taken during a meeting between the NSFAS board and the South African Union of Students (SAUS). | The NSFAS board, led by Acting Board Chairperson Professor Laurens Van Staden, met with the South African Union of Students (SAUS) Executive, led by President Yandisa Ndzoyiya, to discuss NSFAS’s state of readiness for the beginning of the academic year, where the parties agreed on the extension of the 20…

GAIA (2024-02-01). The Ripples of a Revolution: The Birth of an Initiative to Combat Single-Use Plastics (SUP) in Asia and the Pacific. pressenza.com 02 February 2024 — The International Zero Waste Month (IZWM) marks a critical juncture in the global fight against single-use plastics (SUPs). The Asia Reuse Consortium, a groundbreaking initiative, was established in Jakarta, Indonesia on January 11, comprising 18 individuals from 13 countries, including Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam. This diverse network includes Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), businesses, and government officials, united by a mission to champion reuse as a practical, sustainable, and effective solution to SUPs. | In stark contrast to the linear nature of SUPs, the reuse mode…

UOFCHA (2024-02-01). Ethiopia – Situation Report, 1 Feb 2024. reliefweb.int Countries: Ethiopia, Sudan | Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs | Please refer to the attached file. | HIGHLIGHTS | Converging severe water shortages, malnutrition, food insecurity, livelihood losses, disease outbreaks, and insecurity, continue to exacerbate suffering of millions in Ethiopia. | Recently concluded Meher seasonal assessment and a subsequent joint prioritization process have identified a yearly target for food assistance of 10.4 million people. | In January 2024, emergency food and cash assistance are being provided to 6.6 million people. | US$21 million to be alloc…

albawaba (2024-02-01). Best days and time for Hijama in February 2024. albawaba.com ALBAWABA Hijama, also known as cupping therapy, is an ancient practice that involves creating a vacuum on the skin’s surface using cups to stimulate blood flow and promote healing. While there isn’t a universally agreed-upon “best” day or time for hijama, some practitioners and traditions suggest specific preferences based on cultural or religious beliefs.Best days and time for hijama in February 2024: Islamic Traditions: | In Islamic traditions, it is believed that certain days of the week and times of the month hold special significance for hijama. The Sunnah (traditions of Prophet Muhammad, peac…

EDWIN (2024-02-01). Electoral Commission Chairperson oversees inmates’ voter registration. sanews.gov.za Electoral Commission Chairperson oversees inmates’ voter registration | The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Mosotho Moepya, is at the Zonderwater Correctional Services in Cullinan, east of Pretoria today, to oversee the inmates’ voter registration process. | The visit by the Chairperson forms part of the Electoral Commission’s voter registration drive for inmates. | The commission set aside the dates 30 January to 1 February 2024 for inmates’ registration ahead of the 2024 National and Provincial Elections. | “The Electoral Commission has worked closely with the Department of Correctional Services since…

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