2024-02-09: News Headlines

Caitlin Johnstone (2024-02-09). A Dementia Patient Is President Because It Doesn’t Matter Who The President Is. caitlinjohnstone.com.au

newarab (2024-02-09). From the brink: Testimonies of survivors in Gaza. newarab.com The mountains of rubble left by Those who escaped w…

newarab (2024-02-09). Israelis dance, camp out at Gaza crossing while blocking aid. newarab.com The demonstrators have disrupted access for at least 100 trucks on their way to the besieged strip, where for weeks UN agencies have been warning that the war-ravaged population is on the brin…

People’s Dispatch. (2024-02-09). Israel Launches Airstrikes Against Syria. popularresistance.org Israel launched missile attacks on Homs and surrounding areas in Syria in the early morning of Wednesday, February 7 killing scores of civilians and destroying significant civilian infrastructure hours before US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s visit to the country. | “At approximately 00: 30 at dawn on Wednesday, the Israeli enemy launched an aerial attack with missiles from the direction of northern Tripoli” Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported. Citing unnamed sources, SANA also said that some of the Israeli missiles were intercepted by the Syrian air defense. | According to Al-Mayadeen, at least four civi…

Dave DeCamp (2024-02-09). Senate Votes to Deliberate on $95 Billion Foreign Military Aid Bill. news.antiwar.com The Senate on Thursday voted to begin deliberations on a $95 billion foreign military aid bill that stripped out border spending that was in the original $118 billion piece of legislation, which the chamber voted down on Wednesday. The Senate voted 67-32 to take up the new bill, signaling that it will get the 60 …

Maureen Clare Murphy (2024-02-09). Israeli troops target ambulances, kill medic in Gaza City. electronicintifada.net Nurse shot in operating theater in Khan Younis hospital.

newarab (2024-02-09). Israel bombs Gaza’s Rafah, US warns of potential ‘disaster’. newarab.com Israel conducted fresh strikes on southern Gaza’s overcrowded border town of Israeli Prime Minister

newarab (2024-02-09). Israel bombs Gaza’s crowded Rafah city as battlefront nears. newarab.com Israeli forces stepped up air strikes on US Secretary of State Israel’s military offensive has raged on despite international efforts towards a cea…

Ali Abunimah, The Electronic Intifada. (2024-02-09). Citing World Court, Japan Firm Cuts Ties With Israel Arms Maker. popularresistance.org A major Japanese industrial conglomerate is cutting ties with Israeli arms maker Elbit, citing the International Court of Justice ruling that Israel may be committing genocide in Gaza. | Itochu Corporation said its aviation division would terminate its partnership with Elbit by the end of February. | Tsuyoshi Hachimura, Itochu’s chief financial officer, said that his company’s partnership with Elbit was “based on a request from the Japan’s defense ministry for the purpose of importing defense equipment for the Self-Defense Forces necessary for Japan’s security, and is not in any way related to the current conflic…

WSWS (2024-02-09). AOC praises Biden for his “leadership” in MSNBC interview. wsws.org Trying to resuscitate Biden’s plummeting standing among a vast majority of humanity, the fake socialist from New York was summoned to cable news to gin up support for “Genocide Joe.”

newarab (2024-02-09). Blinken: Israel shouldn’t ‘dehumanise others’ after 7 Oct. newarab.com US Secretary of State Blinken is in Israel following visits to Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Egypt earlier this week, amid a push for a new ceasefire in Gaza. | Israel Prime Minister Benjami…

Lyn Neeley (2024-02-09). Portland demands county support for Gaza. workers.org A broad coalition of Portland groups for Palestine packed the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners meeting on Feb. 1, calling on them to issue a resolution calling for an immediate and permanent ceasefire in Gaza and unimpeded delivery of humanitarian aid. Over a dozen community members gave testimonials at the . . . |

newarab (2024-02-09). Hamas officials return to Cairo in renewed ceasefire bid. newarab.com A Hamas delegation Led by Hamas deputy head Khalil al-Hayaa, the delegation is meeting officials from the Egyptian intelligence service and…

A Guest Author (2024-02-09). On Feb. 9, in NYC: Protest HULU ad promoting Israel takeover of Gaza. workers.org From the announcement by the demonstration’s organizers. Taking the online outrage over Israel’s Hulu ads into the streets, protesters from pro-Palestinian groups will gather at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at Union Square at 14th Street and protest at the company’s New York headquarters, at 79 Fifth Ave., between 15th . . . |

newarab (2024-02-09). Israel bombed all universities in Gaza. Academic boycott now. newarab.com

newarab (2024-02-09). A midwife’s duty of care to pregnant women in Gaza>. newarab.com After trudging through a quarter-life crisis at the age of twenty-five, where I undid and re-did the seams of my values and beliefs, I came out of it deciding to change careers and become a My decision wasn’t motivated by all the cute babies, though that is a decided bonus, but by a desire to advocate for Birthing women and people ha…

newarab (2024-02-09). On ‘purple-washing’ and the abuses against the Palestinians. newarab.com For the past four months, Israel has continued to engage in a brutal campaign of aerial bombardment against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, with casualties nearing 30,000 lives and rising by the day. | The physical destruction done unto individuals, residences, hospitals, holy spaces, educational facilities, and general infrastructure is unprecedented in modern warfare. | Palestinian prisoners in the West Bank are facing different forms of brutality committed against them as their families and neighbours are terrorised by the Israeli army in tandem. | Despite international criticism and court orders, Israel co…

newarab (2024-02-09). Biden calls Israel’s Gaza campaign ‘over the top’. newarab.com Israel’s military response in the Gaza Strip to the “I’m of the view, as you know, that the conduct of the response in Gaza, in the Gaza Strip, has been over the top,” the Democrat told reporters at the White House. | “There are a lot of innocent people who are starving, a lot of innocent people who are in troub…

Al Jazeera (2024-02-09). How Much Environmental Damage Is Israel’s War on Gaza Causing? globalresearch.ca

MEE staff (2024-02-09). War on Gaza: Biden calls Israel’s conduct ‘over the top’ as he pushes for aid. middleeasteye.net War on Gaza: Biden calls Israel’s conduct ‘over the top’ as he pushes for aid | US president’s comments come as Antony Blinken cancels Gaza crossing visit over far-right blockade of aid shipments | Fri, 02/09/2024 – 10: 16 | US President Joe Biden answers questions about Israel after speaking about the Special Counsel report in the White House in Washington DC, on 8 February 2024 (Mandel Ngan/AFP) | US…

newarab (2024-02-09). Can the Houthis cut the Red Sea’s undersea internet cables. newarab.com

Orinoco Tribune 2 (2024-02-09). ZAKA: Israel’s Very Own ‘White Helmets’. orinocotribune.com

Yorgos Mitralias (2024-02-09). When the West nails the Israeli coffin of the Palestinian people! cadtm.org

albawaba (2024-02-09). Israeli airline diverts Prague flight to Greece due to passenger violence. albawaba.com ALBAWABA- According to Reuters, an incident aboard an El Al flight originating from Prague forced the aircraft to divert to Greece. The diversion was prompted by a passenger engaging in violent behavior.ÿπÿßÿ¨ŸÑ | ÿ±ŸàŸäÿ™ÿ±ÿ≤ ÿπŸÜ ÿ¥ÿ±ŸÉÿ© ÿߟÑÿπÿßŸÑ ÿߟÑÿ•ÿ≥ÿ±ÿßÿ¶ŸäŸÑŸäÿ©: ÿ&s…

Democracy Now! (2024-02-09). Hundreds Protest Biden in NYC, Arms and Military Sites in Chicago and California. pressenza.com Protests against the war are continuing throughout the U.S. Here in New York, at least 100 Jewish American activists and their allies were arrested Wednesday as they blockaded a road on President Biden’s motorcade route as he attended fundraisers. | In Chicago, 33 people were arrested as they blocked entrances to the Woodward manufacturing plant, which makes military equipment that has been used by Israel in Palestine. In California, CodePink and other activists blocked an entrance to the Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield. | CodePink activist: “It’s our responsibility, when our government is so horrendously brea…

newarab (2024-02-09). US urged to investigate Israeli settlers skirting sanctions. newarab.com

newarab (2024-02-09). Israeli drone strikes car in south Lebanon’s Nabatieh. newarab.com An Israeli Army Radio claimed that the drone strike targeted a senior commander of Hezbollah who was responsible for overseeing missile l…

Binoy Kampmark (2024-02-09). When Times Were Better: Victoria’s Ties with Israel’s Defence Industry. dissidentvoice.org Times were supposedly better in 2022. That is, if you were a lawmaker in the Australian state of Victoria, a busy Israeli arms manufacturer, or cash counting corporate middleman keen to make a stash along the way between the two. That view is premised on the notion that what happened on October 7, 2023 in …

newarab (2024-02-09). Israel scrambles to avoid West Bank uprising during Ramadan. newarab.com The Israeli government is considering easing control measures The Israeli daily Yedeot Ahranot reported on Monday, 5 February, that the Israeli war cabinet is discussing easing restrictive measures on Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, mainly by allowing some 100,000 Palestinian workers back into Israel and allowing the entry of a similar number of Palestinian…

Gilbert Achcar (2024-02-09). Israel’s Genocidal War After Four Months. cadtm.org

newarab (2024-02-09). Are Israeli avocados exacerbating Morocco’s drought crisis. newarab.com

RT (2024-02-09). Saudi Arabia refuses to normalize relations with Israel without an independent Palestinian state. pressenza.com Saudi Arabia told the US that it will not resume diplomatic relations with Israel unless an independent Palestinian state on the 1967 borders is recognized, the Arab country’s foreign ministry said on Wednesday.”The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s position has always been firm on the Palestinian issue and the need for the brotherly Palestinian people to obtain their legitimate rights. The Kingdom has conveyed its firm position to the US administration that there will be no diplomatic relations with Israel until the recognition of an independent Palestinian state […] with East Jerusalem as its capital, as well as the…

Alan MacLeod (2024-02-09). Blood Money: The Top Ten Politicians Taking the Most Israel Lobby Cash. “Is the Tail Wagging the Dog?” globalresearch.ca

newarab (2024-02-09). Argentina’s President Javier Milei wraps-up Israel visit. newarab.com

Dave DeCamp (2024-02-09). Report: Israel Backing Off on Hostage Talks After Rejecting Hamas’s Latest Offer. news.antiwar.com Israel is backing off from Qatari and Egyptian-mediated hostage talks with Hamas after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected the Palestinian group’s latest proposal, The Times of Israel reported on Thursday. An Israeli official told the Times that instead of offering a counter-proposal, Israel will try to get the US to apply pressure on Qatar, although …

newarab (2024-02-09). Yemen aid groups say Red Sea crisis driving up costs. newarab.com Aid groups working in After nine years of conflict, more than half of Yemen’s population requires humanitarian assistance, according to the

Ahmed Abdulkareem (2024-02-09). Yemen’s Unending Nightmare: The Hidden Consequences of US and UK Airstrikes. mintpressnews.com MintPress spoke to Yemeni leaders, academics, and ordinary citizens about the effects of the US-led bombing campaign in the country and the prospect of an all-out war amid escalating tension between Western Powers and Ansar Allah.

Patrick Lawrence, Consortium News. (2024-02-09). Lost And Fearful In The Middle East. popularresistance.org Of all the amateurish moments to arise as the Biden regime conducts its foreign policy, the White House’s official statement as B1—B bombers let loose over Iraq and Syria last Friday may be the taker of the cake. | As the ordnance fell on 85 targets in seven locations, many of them outposts of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, our addled president felt compelled to insist, “The United States does not seek conflict in the Middle East or anywhere else in the world.” | How many times have we heard this since these latest operations in Iraq, Syria and Yemen began? Antony Blinken, the secretary of state, has said the…

Ben Norton, Geopolitical Economy. (2024-02-09). CIA Director Calls China Biggest ‘Threat’, Says Ukraine War Benefits US. popularresistance.org The director of the Central Intelligence Agency, William J. Burns, published an article in which he referred to “the United States’ principal rivals—China and Russia”, while emphasizing that “China is the bigger long-term threat”. | Strongly implying that we are in the early stages of a new cold war, he wrote that “China and Russia consume much of the CIA’s attention”. | Burns revealed that “the CIA has been reorganizing itself” in order to counter China. The notorious US spy agency has created a special “mission center” focusing exclusively on Beijing, and has doubled its budget for anti-China operations.

News Desk, The Cradle. (2024-02-09). Iraqi Army Blasts US For ‘Sowing Instability’ After Latest Assassination. popularresistance.org Iraqi army spokesman Major General Yahya Rasoul on 8 February condemned the targeted assassination of Kataib Hezbollah leader Abu Baqir al-Saadi, calling out Washington for continuing to sow instability in the country. | The strike on Wednesday night was carried out “in a manner that disregarded the lives of Iraqi civilians or international laws,” Rasoul said, adding that the US “repeatedly commits acts that undermine the understandings and the start of bilateral dialogue.”

tvbrics (2024-02-09). A conference on Russian BRICS chairmanship is held in India. tvbrics.com The speakers noted that Russia always standed for an equal and respectful dialogue with its partners…

tvbrics (2024-02-09). Brazilian authorities to invest US$20 billion in the automotive sector by 2029. tvbrics.com Several new plants will be built due to the investments…

Xinhua (2024-02-09). TEPCO confirms leak of 5.5 tonnes of radioactive water from Fukushima nuclear power plant. pressenza.com Approximately 5.5 tonnes of water contaminated with radioactive materials have leaked from equipment at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, local media reported Wednesday. | At around 08: 53 local time on Wednesday, workers discovered a water leak at the outlet of a device used for purifying contaminated water, Fukushima Central television reported, citing Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), the plant’s operator. | TEPCO estimates that the amount of leaked water was about 5.5 tonnes, which may contain 22 billion becquerels of radioactive materials such as cesium and strontium, according to media repor…

WSWS (2024-02-09). Godzilla Minus One: A little more thoughtful approach to the genre. wsws.org The 37th film in the Godzilla franchise and the fourth Toho-led remake of the 1954 original film returns to its anti-nuclear-war inspirations to considerable box office success.

ecns.cn (2024-02-09). Accidents at the Fukushima nuclear plant cause more worries. ecns.cn They also fully expose the chaotic and disorderly internal management of Tokyo Electric Power Company, the operator of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, the spokesperson said.

Tim Beal, Friends of Socialist China. (2024-02-09). Asian NATO Under A New Guise. popularresistance.org Over the past couple of years there has been a flurry of activity linking NATO, and some of its constituent countries with the states of American East Asia, principally Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has been a frequent visitor, and in December 2023, the US embassy in Seoul arranged for senior representatives from eight NATO countries to visit South Korea to “engage in discussions on the security situation in the Indo-Pacific region and other pertinent issues”. Meanwhile back in Washington Representative Mike Lawler has introduced a bill in Congress aimed at…

teleSUR (2024-02-09). Russia Sought Peaceful Solution to Problems in Ukraine: Putin. telesurenglish.net On Thursday night, former FOX host Tucker Carlson published a two-hour interview with President Vladimir Putin in which the Russian leader addressed issues related to the Ukrainian conflict, the expansion of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization ( NATO), and the explosion of the Nord Stream pipeline. | RELATED: | NATO expansion: | Putin recounted the main moments of NATO’s expansion through the countries o…

WSWS (2024-02-09). Biden administration demands another $60 billion to fund the Ukrainian bloodbath. wsws.org Like all wars, the US-NATO war against Russia in Ukraine is creating golden opportunities for the capitalist parasites to turn human blood into dollars and euros. Workers have no interest in supporting the American or European bourgeoisies in their squabble to determine who acquires the lion’s share of the booty.

Pro Asyl (2024-02-09). Disgraceful living conditions in the ‘state-of-the-art’ Closed Controlled Access Centre (CCAC) of Samos. pressenza.com According to refugee testimonies and information from organisations active in the field, disgraceful living conditions prevail in the overcrowded Closed Controlled Access Centre (CCAC) in Samos, whose construction was 100% financed by the European Union. As we highlight in the present text of Refugee Support Aegean and PRO ASYL, among other things, there are reports of a significant lack of running water, serious shortages of basic goods, services, and accommodation facilities, with hundreds of people being forced to sleep on the floor in communal areas. The state-of-the-art structure, which was inaugurated in Se…

Monica Moorehead (2024-02-09). From Reconstruction to Malcolm X: Black history is about struggle. workers.org This article, originally entitled “Taking back Black history from the 1%,” is based on a speech given by Monica Moorehead, a Workers World newspaper managing editor, at Black History Month forums in February 2014. It has been updated and lightly edited. Monica Moorehead, New York City, Jan. 21, 2024. WW . . . |

WSWS (2024-02-09). Fired Stellantis temps issue open letter: “Unite all workers to stop the job cuts!” wsws.org The Rank-and-File Committee to Fight Job Cuts, set up by fired Stellantis temporary workers, has issued the this statement.

WSWS (2024-02-09). Florida legislature working to roll back protections for young workers. wsws.org Florida is one of a dozen states where governments are undermining child labor laws to increase the exploitation of the working class.

WSWS (2024-02-09). Pseudo-left Québec Solidaire complicit in unions’ suppression of public sector workers’ struggle. wsws.org Speaking for affluent sections of the middle class, QS is organically hostile to the prospect of broadening the struggle of public sector workers by appealing to the entire working class, not just in Quebec but across Canada.

Abayomi Azikiwe, Black Agenda Report. (2024-02-09). Impact Of The Haitian Revolution On Resistance History. popularresistance.org This year represents the 98th anniversary of the launching of “Negro History Week” in 1926, later named Black History Month in 1976, after the federal government issued a proclamation in recognition of the contributions of African American people under the administration of President Gerald R. Ford. | The commemoration was founded by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, a pioneering scholar and public intellectual who founded the Journal of Negro History in 1915 and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History the following year, 1916. | Woodson’s origins within the African American working class is a demonstration…

Clare Carlile, Adam Barnett, Phoebe Cooke, DeSmog. (2024-02-09). Climate Denial Network Behind ‘Classic Astroturf’ Farmers’ Campaign. popularresistance.org A network of climate science deniers has been accused of “hijacking” rural concerns over a new social media campaign “to save the farming industry”. | ‘No Farmers, No Food’ has gained over 50,000 followers on X in the fortnight since its launch, which was framed as a response to the widespread farmers’ protests sweeping across Europe. | The campaign, which started in the UK, has rapidly won support from a number of international pundits, from Canadian climate science denier Jordan Peterson, to Fox News contributor and host Tomi Lahren, who has called climate change a “hoax”. Populist politicians in the UK and els…

Last Real Indians. (2024-02-09). Ghost Nation Responds To Governor Kristi Noem: ‘She Must Apologize’. popularresistance.org Wanagi Oyate (Ghost Nation) of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation has issued the following statement, condemning South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem’s misguided and misinformed rhetoric regarding sacred Lakota practices and allegations of criminal activity. | Chief Bear Cross of Wanagi Oyate (Ghost Nation) expressed his concerns over Noem’s statements, saying “The only people on Pine Ridge Reservation affiliated with the name ‘Ghost’ is Ghost Nation. We are not and have never been associated with violence, drugs, trafficking or the Mexican Cartel. Governor Noem’s remarks are damaging and dangerous.”

albawaba (2024-02-09). Ukrainian defense minister dismisses army commander general from his post. albawaba.com

albawaba (2024-02-09). Landslide victory for Imran Khan’s party in Pakistan elections. albawaba.com

ecns.cn (2024-02-09). Medals for Paris 2024 Olympics unveiled. ecns.cn The medals awarded at this year’s Paris Olympics and Paralympics will feature a hexagon-shaped piece of iron taken from the Eiffel Tower in their center.

ecns.cn (2024-02-09). Northerners head south for warmth. ecns.cn While people from southern provinces are attracted to the snowy winter scenery in North China, people from the north are swarming to southern destinations for the Spring Festival holiday to enjoy the warmth and sunny beaches.

Eric Toussaint (2024-02-09). 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 (…) | – | / |

Alina Ramos Martin (2024-02-09). Colombia’s exports to Venezuela grew 6.5 percent. plenglish.com According to a press release from the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, of the total in value, 95 percent corresponded to non-mining energy goods, or 640.2 million dollars, for a growth of 6.3 percent compared to 2022. | Through all borders, airports and ports, 370,090 tons were dispatched, a growth of 8.4 percent in volume of goods, the statement added. | Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism Germán Umaña emphasized that we are moving forward in a purposeful and positive way in the process of reestablishing our relationship with Venezuela. | “We have the deepening of the Partial Scope Trade Agree…

CADTM, Eric Toussaint (2024-02-09). Éric Toussaint argues in favour of a law against vulture funds at the French National Assembly. cadtm.org

ecns.cn (2024-02-09). Xi extends Spring Festival greetings to all Chinese, urging efforts to write new chapter in advancing Chinese modernization. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, delivers a speech at a Spring Festival reception at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 8, 2024.

Sushovan Dhar (2024-02-09). ADB violates its own safeguard policies in Nepal Hydropower Project. cadtm.org

ecns.cn (2024-02-09). Chinese scientists reveal DNA replication mechanism of monkeypox virus for first time. ecns.cn A research conducted by scientists from the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Sciences revealed the DNA replication mechanism of the monkeypox virus for the first time.

ecns.cn (2024-02-09). China-Laos Railway builds on momentum in new year as cargo and passenger numbers grow. ecns.cn China-Laos Railway has facilitated 27.87 million passenger journeys and 32.56 million tons of cargo since it entered operation on December 3, 2021, China Media Group reported on Thursday, reflecting the strong momentum in China-Laos business trade and personnel exchanges.

Adrian McMahon (2024-02-09). Conservative support for Netanyahu harms any prospect of peace. independentaustralia.net

Mark David (2024-02-09). CARTOONS: Mark David takes a hike. independentaustralia.net

teleSUR (2024-02-09). Colombian State and Segunda Marquetalia Start Peace Process. telesurenglish.net On Friday, the Colombian government and the “Second Marquetalia,” a dissident group of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), announced the beginning of peace negotiations. | RELATED: | “We agree on the need to carry out an orderly, agile, rigorous, and respectful peace process, which provides tranquility and certainty to Colombian society in the genuine commitment to political solution and peacebuilding,” says a join…

newarab (2024-02-09). World sees first 12 months above 1.5C warming level. newarab.com Earth has endured 12 consecutive months of temperatures 1.5C hotter than the pre-industrial era for the first time on record, Europe’s climate monitor said Thursday, in what scientists called a “warning to humanity”. | Storms, drought and fire have lashed the planet as climate change- supercharged by the naturally-occurring The extremes have continued into 2024, Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) service…

ecns.cn (2024-02-09). Tracking down the dragon throughout history. ecns.cn The Chinese call themselves “the descendants of the dragon” for a reason. Emperor Yandi, a legendary tribal leader in predynastic China, was said to have been born out of his mother’s telepathic interaction with a mighty dragon.

ecns.cn (2024-02-09). Fukushima radioactive water leakage accident once again demonstrates TEPCO management disorder: Chinese FM. ecns.cn The accident in Fukushima once again demonstrates the deep-rooted problems of disorder and chaos in the internal management of Japan’s Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO).

Michael Roberts (2024-02-09). Pakistan’s misery continues. cadtm.org

newarab (2024-02-09). Half of AAPI community want more US support of Palestinians. newarab.com About half of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders in the A

ecns.cn (2024-02-09). Xi says China-Russia relations embrace new development opportunities. ecns.cn China and Russia withstood many tests together in the past, and their relations embrace new development opportunities in the future, said Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday.

albawaba (2024-02-09). Straight woman’s visit to lesbian bar in NYC sparks TikTok outrage. albawaba.com

Ragip Soylu (2024-02-09). Why Putin delayed a visit to Turkey, again. middleeasteye.net

albawaba (2024-02-09). BTS fans under the rubble: Palestinian ARMYs photo card goes viral. albawaba.com

albawaba (2024-02-09). Moana 2 set at Disney with surprise 2024 release date. albawaba.com Disney fans were thrilled to hear that Moana, the brave and adventurous Polynesian princess, will be back for a sequel this year.Moana 2, the follow-up to the 2016 animated hit, was announced by Disney CEO Bob Iger on CNBC on Wednesday, February 7, 2024.MOANA 2 | 11.27.24 | 🌴 🌊🪝

Eric Toussaint (2024-02-09). Why the Marshall Plan ? 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 (…) | – | / |

newarab (2024-02-09). From Palestine with Art: Heritage and struggle through time. newarab.com

Eric Toussaint (2024-02-09). Russia: Origin and consequences of the debt repudiation of February 10, 1918. cadtm.org

Staff (2024-02-09). Haldwani: Four killed over 250 injured in violence after Madarsa demolition. muslimmirror.com By Muslim Mirror In a shocking turn of events, a demolition drive targeting an ‘unauthorized’ madarsa in Haldwani has resulted in the tragic loss of at least four lives and left over 250 injured. The incident, which occurred on Thursday night has sent shockwaves through the community, sparking demands for a thorough investigation into the …

Andrés Madrid, Andrés Tapia (2024-02-09). Capitalism and drug trafficking in Ecuador: Two sides of the same coin. cadtm.org

ecns.cn (2024-02-09). Spring blooms across globe. ecns.cn Celebrations of the Lunar New Year are in full swing worldwide as China’s traditional Spring Festival holiday draws growing, enthusiastic attention across the globe.

newarab (2024-02-09). Pakistan counts ballots with former PM Khan in jail. newarab.com Counting was underway Thursday after millions of Pakistanis voted in an election marred by rigging allegations and a shutdown of mobile phone services, while the country’s most popular politician Pollsters predicted a low turnout from the country’s 128 million eligible voters following a lacklustre campaign overshadowed by the jailing of former prime minister Khan, and the hobbling of his

ecns.cn (2024-02-09). China’s ethnic groups make jolly melodies for New Year. ecns.cn “Virtually all of the 56 ethnic groups in China now celebrate Spring Festival, but many have also integrated their own cultural elements, further enriching the cultural connotations of the festival.”

newarab (2024-02-09). Egypt releases three female journalists detained since 2022. newarab.com The Egyptian authorities released on Wednesday evening 32 pre-trial detainees, including three female journalists who had been behind bars for almost two years in a country Head of the Egyptian Syndicate of Journalists, Khaled El-Balshy,

EcoWaste Coalition (2024-02-09). EcoWaste Coalition Discovers 5 More Highly Leaded China-Made Paints Sold Online. pressenza.com 8 February 2024, Quezon City. The toxics watchdog group EcoWaste Coalition today announced its discovery of five more imported spray paints containing high concentrations of lead that are illegally sold online. | As part of its continuing advocacy to promote strict adherence to the national lead paint ban to protect human health from the adverse effects of lead exposure, the group recently obtained five variants of Veslee Paint Aerosol from an online seller for P130 per 450 ml can. | “The continued importation, distribution, and sale of lead-containing paint products is an outright infraction of a government-iss…

albawaba (2024-02-09). Biden’s blunder: President mistakes Egypt for Mexico in press conference. albawaba.com

ecns.cn (2024-02-09). Molly Show: Why do Chinese parents hope their children come to the fore. ecns.cn Some people believe that parents’ hope for excellence in their children is understandable because it can encourage them to make more progress. However, others think that setting too high of a goal for a child may create excessive pressure. What are your opinions? “ÄÄ…

Pablo Rafael Fuentes (2024-02-09). Abanderan delegación de Santiago de Cuba a XI Congreso de la FMC. radiohc.cu La Habana, 9 de feb (RHC) La delegación de Santiago de Cuba al XI Congreso de la Federación de Mujeres Cubanas (FMC), a efectuarse el próximo mes de marzo en La Habana, fue abanderada en el Cementerio Patrimonial de Santa Ifigenia.

Redacción Mar del Plata (2024-02-09). Argentina: Life before debt. pressenza.com Jubilee South/Americas expresses solidarity with the people of Argentina: | Jubilee South/Americas expresses its solidarity and support to the people of Argentina, we join the rejection of the economic adjustment, as well as the reforms promoted by the newly elected president Javier Milei. | In Argentina, a process is underway that aims to further deepen the levels of deregulation of capital, dismantle the state, and advance along a line agreed with financial institutions such as the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund, among others. | The dismantling of the institutions and role of the state…

newarab (2024-02-09). Who won Riyadh Season finals Al-Hilal V. Al-Nassr. newarab.com The Saudi Al-Hilal SFC game against rival Al-Nassr FC concluded on Thursday with a dramatic victory by Al-Hilal, in an epic Al-Hilal won 2-0 in the game played at the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh. | The opener was scored by Serbian footballer Sergej Milinkoviƒá-Saviƒá at minute 17. | The second goal was clinched by homegrown talent Salem Aldawsari. | As part of the government-sponsored annual festival, the Riyadh Season Cup featured two city-based teams along with the i…

ecns.cn (2024-02-09). Traditional ‘dance to hero’s song’ in Guangdong staged to celebrate Chinese New Year. ecns.cn Dancers perform the Chaoshan Yingge dance, or “dance to the hero’s song”, during a Chinese New Year celebration event in Guangzhou, south China’s Guangdong Province, Feb. 8, 2024.

ecns.cn (2024-02-09). China to join Cobra Gold 2024 military exercise in Thailand. ecns.cn A contingent selected from the Southern Theater Command of the People’s Liberation Army will participate the Cobra Gold 2024 multinational exercise from Feb. 10 to March 7 in Thailand.

newarab (2024-02-09). Londoners urge Tower Hamlets council to recognise Palestine. newarab.com A London-based pro-Palestine group has launched a petition to urge Tower Hamlets council to recognise the State of Palestine, amid fears of a crackdown on free speech. | The Palestine Information Centre of Tower Hamlets has called on East Londoners to sign the online petition after waiting two months to hear the council’s decision on a request submitted in December. | Around 500 East London residents in the borough have so far signed the petition. | “The East End of Tower Hamlets has been at the forefront of struggles that have defined our lives from Cable Street to Brick Lane and beyond. Palestine is the most…

albawaba (2024-02-09). US-UK launch new raids on Hodeida port city of Salif. albawaba.com

Editor (2024-02-09). Chris Hedges: Let Them Eat Dirt. scheerpost.com

CETIM (2024-02-09). Peasant mobilisations in Europe. cadtm.org

Lee Duffield (2024-02-09). Remembering Manfred Cross: A polite politician in a world of tough fights. independentaustralia.net

ecns.cn (2024-02-09). Retailers get into celebratory mood. ecns.cn As consumers prepare for the Spring Festival shopping spree, known as ban nian huo in Chinese, consumer brands are actively engaging in competition by infusing traditional and cultural elements into their design and marketing strategies.

WSWS (2024-02-09). ABC promotes US military-build up as “cross-cultural exchange” with indigenous Australians. wsws.org The article was transparent war propaganda, deploying identity politics and public relations spin, to promote preparations for a catastrophic war with China.

WSWS (2024-02-09). Chile’s deadly forest fires, climate change and the need for socialism. wsws.org The worst fire disaster in Chile’s history is primarily a consequence of a capitalist-made climate crisis that is with increased frequency devastating populations in every corner of the planet.

WSWS (2024-02-09). Jury finds mother of teenage Oxford High School shooter guilty of involuntary manslaughter. wsws.org In an unprecedented prosecution, a jury in county court in Pontiac, Michigan found Jennifer Crumbley, mother of the high school student who killed four classmates in November 2021, guilty of four counts of involuntary manslaughter.

WSWS (2024-02-09). The Sahra Wagenknecht Alliance adopts a right-wing manifesto for the European elections. wsws.org The new party aims to contain the growing resistance to the war policy and suppress the class struggle that stands in the way of the war plans of the ruling class.

WSWS (2024-02-09). US National Transportation Safety Board exposes further safety compromises on Boeing 737 Max aircraft. wsws.org Photo documentation after repairing the rivets and replacing the MED plug shows that the bolts were not reinstalled after the rivets were repaired.

WSWS (2024-02-09). Australian youth survey highlights cost-of-living crisis. wsws.org A staggering 72 percent of young people aged 18—24 believe they will never be able to buy a home. 97 percent reported feelings of worry, anxiety or pessimism in the past 12 months.

WSWS (2024-02-09). Pseudo-left maintains guilty silence on job cuts at UPS, Teamsters courting of fascist Trump. wsws.org It has now emerged that the pseudo-left has backed and provided cover for a Teamsters administration with extreme right and even fascist sympathies. This shows there is no line which the pseudo-left will not cross.

WSWS (2024-02-09). Supreme Court lines up with Trump at hearing on Colorado ballot exclusion ruling. wsws.org Virtually every justice indicated they were prepared to overturn the Colorado Supreme Court ruling that the January 6, 2021 insurrection makes Trump ineligible for the presidency.

newarab (2024-02-09). Iraqi government vows to end the US-led coalition mission. newarab.com The Iraqi government, on Thursday, asserted that continued

Quinn Yeargain (2024-02-09). The Plan To Take Out Voting Rights. levernews.com

ecns.cn (2024-02-09). China’s forex reserves down in January. ecns.cn China’s forex reserves came in at 3.2193 trillion U.S. dollars at the end of January 2024, down 18.7 billion U.S. dollars or 0.59 percent from December 2023, according to the data from the State Administration of Foreign Exchange on Tuesday.

ecns.cn (2024-02-09). Switzerland to facilitate Chinese travel: Foreign Minister. ecns.cn Swiss Federal Councilor and Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis said in Beijing that Switzerland warmly welcomes Chinese tourists and will provide more visa facilitation for Chinese citizens and enterprises investing in the country.

ecns.cn (2024-02-09). China takes steps to enhance telecom service, easing access for foreigners: spokesperson. ecns.cn To help foreigners get a mobile number easier upon their arrival in China, carriers including China Telecom, China Mobile, and China Unicom recently set up nine new shops at airports in such cities as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Kunming, Chengdu and Xiamen, and six new shops in popular destinations for foreign travelers in cities including Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Xi’an and Qingdao.

ecns.cn (2024-02-09). Xi takes part in Spring Festival gathering with non-CPC members. ecns.cn As the Spring Festival of the Year of the Dragon is just around the corner, Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, Chinese president and chairman of the Central Military Commission, took part in a gathering with leading officials of the non-CPC political parties’ central committees and the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce (ACFIC) and representatives of personages without party affiliation at the Great Hall of the People on the afternoon of Feb. 7 to greet the upcoming festival.

ecns.cn (2024-02-09). DPP manipulates tourism for political purposes, harms cross-Straits exchanges: Taiwan Affairs Office. ecns.cn The Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council on Wednesday criticized the secessionist Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authorities of Taiwan for using tourism for political manipulation and harming cross-Straits exchanges.

ecns.cn (2024-02-09). Spectacular fire dragon dance celebrates Spring Festival in Sichuan. ecns.cn Villagers perform dragon dance under flying molten iron to celebrate the Spring Festival in Dazhou City, southwest China’s Sichuan Province, Feb. 7, 2024.

ecns.cn (2024-02-09). 0.015 mm! Ultra-thin stainless steel produced in SW China’s Sichuan. ecns.cn The 0.015 mm ultra-thin stainless steel product was successfully produced by Pangang Group Research Institute Co., Ltd. in southwest China’s Sichuan Province.”ÄÄ…

ecns.cn (2024-02-09). Rare black-necked cranes seen in northwest China’s Qinghai. ecns.cn Photographers spotted three black-necked cranes and more than thirty common cranes in Golmud, northwest China’s Qinghai Province.”ÄÄ…

ecns.cn (2024-02-09). Animals enjoy customized ‘Chinese New Year’s Eve dinner’ at Yunnan zoo. ecns.cn Animals including ring-tailed lemurs, giraffes, parrots and tigers in southwest China’s Yunnan Safari Park enjoyed customized “Chinese New Year Eve dinner””ÄÄon Wednesday as the Spring Festival is just around the corner.”ÄÄ…

ecns.cn (2024-02-09). Explore the charm of N China’s Zhangjiakou through vibrant colors. ecns.cn As one of the host”ÄÄcities”ÄÄof the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, Zhangjiakou in Hebei Province has become a well-known city in north”ÄÄChina that has drawn the world’s attention.”ÄÄ…

teleSUR, SH (2024-02-09). Al menos 300 mil palestinos están al borde del hambre en Gaza. telesurtv.net El representante de la Unrwa añadió que desde el 23 de enero se han vistos impedidos de entrega ayuda y alimentos en el norte del territorio palestino.

teleSUR, MS (2024-02-09). Jefe de la ONU advierte que la Unrwa no puede ser reemplazada. telesurtv.net Estados Unidos, Gran Bretaña, Alemania y Japón suspendieron sus donaciones para el programa de la ONU de los refugiados palestinos.

teleSUR, SH (2024-02-09). Arranca el celebre carnaval de El Callao en Venezuela. telesurtv.net Los carnavales de El Callao cuentan con características propias, debido a la mezcla de los migrantes que han llegado a la región por la explotación de oro.

teleSUR, odr, YSM (2024-02-09). Identifican 50 cuerpos de fallecidos por incendios en Chile. telesurtv.net El servicio forense detalló que los cuerpos se han identificado gracias a la colaboración de sus familiares.

teleSUR, lvm, YSM (2024-02-09). Gobierno argentino afectará transporte público por recortes. telesurtv.net La Secretaría de Transporte decidió anular las tarifas que habían sido establecidas por el Gobierno anterior en trenes y ómnibus del Área Metropolitana de Buenos Aires (AMBA).

teleSUR, MER (2024-02-09). AN de Venezuela rechaza resolución del Parlamento Europeo. telesurtv.net El Parlamento venezolano recalcó que esta acción viola y desconoce flagrantemente principios del derecho internacional.

teleSUR, rzr, MS (2024-02-09). Presidente Gabriel Boric activa fondo nacional para damnificados. telesurtv.net El mandatario destacó que ese fondo fue creado tras el terremoto de febrero de 2010, durante el primer mandato del expresidente Sebastián Piñera.

Pablo Rafael Fuentes (2024-02-09). Interviene Primer Ministro cubano en evento anual de la COTAL. radiohc.cu La Habana, 9 de feb (RHC) El miembro del Buró Político y primer ministro, Manuel Marrero Cruz, encabeza la delegación cubana que asistirá a la Cumbre Mundial de Gobiernos, que tendrá lugar en Dubái, Emiratos àÅrabes Unidos (EAU).

teleSUR, lvm, YSM (2024-02-09). Indepaz denuncia masacre en Magdalena, Colombia. telesurtv.net El organismo colombiano acotó que una quinta persona habría resultado herida en el hecho.

Pablo Rafael Fuentes (2024-02-09). Sancionar países por ´terrorismo ª va contra el derecho internacional. radiohc.cu La Habana, 9 de feb (RHC) Expertos de Naciones Unidas se han comunicado con el Gobierno de Estados Unidos para exhortarlo una vez más a revisar su marco nacional, que suscita sanciones específicas contra los Estados designados como patrocinadores del terrorismo, lista en la que está incluida Cuba.

Maria Calvo (2024-02-09). Universidad 2024, debates necesarios y una mayor cooperación. radiohc.cu Cierra sus puertas en La Habana el Decimocuarto Congreso Internacional de la Educación Superior, Universidad 2024, un evento en el que se dieron cita más de 2 mil delegados de todo el mundo para intercambiar experiencias y opiniones sobre el papel que está llamada a desempeñar esta enseñanza en la transformación de la sociedad.

teleSUR- jaa, MS (2024-02-09). Presidentes de China y Rusia realizaron reunión de alto nivel. telesurtv.net El Kremlin a través de su cuenta de Telegram detalló que en el encuentro telefónico, ambos líderes intercambiaron sobre varios temas de la actualidad internacional y sus relaciones mutuas.

Pablo Rafael Fuentes (2024-02-09). Presidente de Rusia niega posibilidad de conflicto nuclear con OTAN. radiohc.cu La Habana, 9 de feb (RHC) Los países de la Organización del Tratado del Atlántico Norte (OTAN) “intentan asustar a su población con una amenaza rusa imaginaria” cuando hablan sobre un supuesto conflicto nuclear, acotó el presidente Vladimir Putin, en entrevista publicada hoy.

teleSUR, SH (2024-02-09). Venezuela y Dominicana jugarán la final de la Serie del Caribe. telesurtv.net Los Tigres del Licey aspiran a conseguir su décima segunda Serie del Caribe, por su parte los Tiburones de La Guaira buscará su primer campeonato.

teleSUR, rzr, SH (2024-02-09). Designan a Luis Gilberto Murillo como nuevo canciller colombiano. telesurtv.net El embajador Luis Gilberto Murillo es reconocido por su labor en las relaciones diplomáticas entre Colombia y Estados Unidos.

Pablo Rafael Fuentes (2024-02-09). Concluye en Cuba XIV Congreso Internacional de Educación Superior. radiohc.cu La Habana, 9 de feb (RHC) El XIV Congreso Internacional de Educación Superior Universidad 2024 llega hoy a su última jornada, tras cuatro días de intensos debates enfocados en como estimular una enseñanza más pertinente, de calidad y con compromiso social.

Pablo Rafael Fuentes (2024-02-09). Israel bombardea ciudades en Gaza y amenaza con ampliar ataques. radiohc.cu La Habana, 9 de feb (RHC) Las ciudades de Gaza, Khan Yunis y Rafah continuaron hoy bajo fuego del Ejército israelí en medio de crecientes temores de una ofensiva contra el sur de la Franja, donde se refugian más de un millón de palestinos.

teleSUR, SH (2024-02-09). Abren investigación por asesinato de una Concejal ecuatoriana. telesurtv.net La concejal del movimiento Revolución Ciudadana, Diana Carnero fue asesinada a tiros en la ciudad de Naranjal, provincia del Guayas.

Pablo Rafael Fuentes (2024-02-09). Concluye funeral de Estado al expresidente chileno Sebastián Piñera. radiohc.cu La Habana, 9 de feb (RHC) El funeral en memoria del expresidente chileno Sebastián Piñera concluye hoy con una misa en la Catedral Metropolitana de Santiago y un homenaje en la Plaza de la Constitución del Palacio de La Moneda.

teleSUR, SH (2024-02-09). TSE Salvadoreño concluirá escrutinio de comicios presidenciales. telesurtv.net Organizaciones y movimientos políticos salvadoreños han denunciado una serie de irregularidades cometidas durante la celebración del proceso comicial.

teleSUR, MS (2024-02-09). Asesinan a líder social de la comunidad LGBTIQ+ en Colombia. telesurtv.net Se trató del asesinato de Aldinebin Ramos, reconocido integrante y uno de los co-fundadores de la Asociación LGBTIQ+ Chaparral Diversa.

teleSUR, odr, YSM (2024-02-09). Brasil: Salvador de Bahía inicia carnaval con desfile de carrozas. telesurtv.net El Carnaval también conocido como el Carnaval de Salvador es considerado uno de los más importantes de Brasil.

teleSUR, JCM, MER, SH (2024-02-09). Minuto a minuto del asedio israelí contra la Franja de Gaza. telesurtv.net Son más de 120 días de ataques constantes de las fuerzas de Israel contra el pueblo palestino en Gaza y Cisjordania.

teleSUR, odr, YSM (2024-02-09). Ataque con dron israelí deja un civil muerto en Khan Yunis. telesurtv.net Personas de la población civil se encontraban en la parte superior del centro médico Nasser y fueron impactados por disparos de un dron de procedencia israelí.

teleSUR, rzr, SH (2024-02-09). Asesinan a activista de búsqueda de desaparecidos en México. telesurtv.net El presidente de la Comisión Estatal de los Derechos Humanos de Baja California exigió a las autoridades a investigar y esclarecer el asesinato de la activista Angelita León.

Maria Calvo (2024-02-09). Naufraga Biden en el Senado. radiohc.cu El presidente de Estados Unidos, Joseph Biden, recibió un duro revés cuando el Senado rechazó un acuerdo negociado durante meses por demócratas y republicanos destinado a endurecer las condiciones de los migrantes en la frontera sur, como nunca se había visto antes.

Pablo Rafael Fuentes (2024-02-09). Estrechan Cuba y Francia alianzas en el ámbito educativo. radiohc.cu La Habana, 9 de feb (RHC) Representantes de Cuba y Francia abordaron experiencias y oportunidades en la internacionalización de la educación superior en las universidades de la isla, en un taller celebrado en el contexto del XIV Congreso Universidad 2024.

teleSUR, MS (2024-02-09). àöltima fecha de infarto para el Preolímpico Venezuela 2024. telesurtv.net Las cuatro selecciones del cuadrangular final se verán las caras el domingo en el Estadio Nacional Brígido Iriarte para jugarse la vida por el pase a los Juegos Olímpicos Brasil 2024.

teleSUR, MS (2024-02-09). 400 personas fueron desalojadas tras incendio en Rusia. telesurtv.net El incendio comenzó en el tejado de un edificio residencial ubicado cerca del Aeropuerto de Moscú.

teleSUR- jaa, MS (2024-02-09). Aumentan a 11 los fallecidos por deslave en Filipinas. telesurtv.net El Estado anunció el envío de ayuda a más de 9,500 familias de la región de Maco.

teleSUR- jaa, MS (2024-02-09). Volcán en Islandia erupciona por tercera vez en menos de un mes. telesurtv.net Según la oficina meteorológica local, un pequeño sismo se sintió en la región de Sýlingarfell.

teleSUR- jaa, MS (2024-02-09). Revelan secreto de medallas olímpicas de París 2024. telesurtv.net Las medallas fueron presentadas el jueves 8 de febrero en la sede central del Comité Organizador de París 2024.

teleSUR, lvm, SH (2024-02-09). Pueblos originarios de Bolivia festejan el Anata Andino en Oruro. telesurtv.net La celebración del Anata Andino se efectúa tradicionalmente dos días previos al sábado de la entrada del carnaval.

teleSUR, rzr, DRL (2024-02-09). Casi 11.000 ecuatorianos afectados por lluvias de El Niño. telesurtv.net De allí la recomendación al Gobierno nacional de mantener la “Alerta Naranja” decretada a finales de septiembre de 2023.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2024-02-09). A “False Flag” Operation to Justify The Israel-U.S. Genocide against the People of Palestine. globalresearch.ca Israel’s “false flag” is a complex military-intelligence undertaking, carefully planned, in liaison with the US. “Israeli officials obtained Hamas’s battle plan for the Oct. 7 … more than a year before it happened” (NYT).

Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies (2024-02-09). U.S. Chooses Genocide Over Diplomacy in the Middle East. counterpunch.org On February 7, 2024, a U.S. drone strike assassinated an Iraqi militia leader, Abu Baqir al-Saadi, in the heart of Baghdad. This was a further U.S. escalation in a major new front in the U.S.-Israeli war on the Middle East, centered on the Israeli genocide in Gaza, but already also including ethnic cleansing in the

Howard Waitzkin, MD (2024-02-09). Preventative Medicine Needed: Israel’s Roles in Genocides, Dictatorships, and Repression Around the World. counterpunch.org My first encounter with Israel’s role in genocide happened while caring for patients, not in Palestine but in California. Compared to traumatization of ordinary people in Israel or deaths and injuries in Gaza now, that experience may seem small. But as possible Israeli genocide causes concerns worldwide, including South Africa’s case against Israel in the

Daniel Warner (2024-02-09). Suspending Funding for UNRWA is an Indirect Violation of the International Court of Justice’s Decision and Morally Indefensible. counterpunch.org In its January 26 decision in South Africa v. Israel, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled that “the State of Israel shall take immediate and effective measures to enable the provision of urgently needed basic services and humanitarian assistance to address the adverse conditions of life faced by Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.” The

L. Michael Hager (2024-02-09). What’s Next for Gazans? counterpunch.org After four months of IDF bombardment, the uprooted Palestinians now inhabit makeshift tents near the Rafah border. At the same time, the Israeli military has begun to bomb Rafah refugee camps and hospitals, raising a death toll that has already reached more than 27,000 mostly women and children (not including the thousands lying dead under the rubble of bombed-out buildings).

Joe Allen (2024-02-09). Can Genocide Joe Stop the MAGA Threat. counterpunch.org As the US presidential election begins to gather steam, Joe Allen looks at the far right threat and the dangerous game being played by the Democrats. Allen asks if Genocide Joe has the support to win or whether a new left alternative should take their place instead. During the first month of 2024 the U.S.

B. Nimri Aziz (2024-02-09). Buried under the Genocide Debate: Desecrated Graves. counterpunch.org It’s hard to imagine this happening in modern times. Even an assault on a single grave is a criminal act in a civilized (sic) country. The very idea is reviled everywhere. So what about Israel’s ongoing assaults on Palestinian cemeteries across Gaza? The terror has received passing reference, first in a fleeting video on Twitter,

Melvin Goodman (2024-02-09). Biden is Dragging the United States Deeper Into the Middle East. counterpunch.org U.S. officials may not acknowledge the connection between the Gaza War and the U.S. bombing campaign, but there is no question that Israeli militarism is relevant to the increased attacks from the Houthis against commercial shipping in the Red Sea as well as the increased attacks from Iranian-backed militia against U.S. facilities in Jordan, Syria, and Iraq.

Norman Solomon (2024-02-09). Going Along with the Utter Madness of Nuclear Weapons. counterpunch.org Yes, the Doomsday Clock keeps ticking — it’s now at 90 seconds to midnight, according to the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists — but the ultimate time bomb never gets the attention that it deserves. Even as the possibility of nuclear annihilation looms, this century’s many warning signs retain the status of Cassandras. Presidents George W. Bush and Donald

Joseph Natoli (2024-02-09). The Politics of La Commedia. counterpunch.org About half of the U.S. is offended and repulsed by the existence of Donald J. Trump while the remaining half welcome him as a Messiah. Passions and opinions rule here to a farcical degree that I find best represented by the Commedia dell’ Arte. We have our stock characters, including foolish old men and the

Jeffrey St. Clair (2024-02-09). Roaming Charges: Comfortably Dumb. counterpunch.org The Democrats now have the perfect excuse for Biden betraying nearly every promise he made during his 2020 campaign, unfortunately for them it will prove fatal to his reelction: he doesn’t remember making them. According to the Special Counsel’s report on Biden’s mishandling of classified documents, Biden is “an elderly man with a faulty memory.” And his memory got “worse” over the course of the investigation to the point where Biden “did not remember when he was vice president” or “even within several years, when his son Beau died.”

Pranjal Pandey (2024-02-09). For Crisis-Hit Pakistan, Elections May Not Lead to a Meaningful Alternative. counterpunch.org Scheduled for February 8, the upcoming elections for Pakistan’s National Assembly and provincial assemblies hold significant importance against the backdrop of numerous upheavals in the country. Notably, the recent arrest and conviction of the former Prime Minister, Imran Khan, adds a layer of complexity. On January 31, Khan received a 14-year prison sentence, adding to his existing three-year

Kathleen Wallace (2024-02-09). The Oligarchs Quit Listening Long Ago. counterpunch.org Not feeling heard? Almost as if there is no representation for your deeply held beliefs and concerns? That’s probably because in the America of 2024, there really isn’t anyone in power who is listening. There has always been a disconnect between the rulers and the masses, an iron fist being utilized to keep the rabble

Victor Grossman (2024-02-09). Germany: Giant Rallies, Big Questions. counterpunch.org Germany has seen two major occurrences in recent weeks. Featured daily in the media have been the giant crowds demonstrating against the fascistic AfD, Alternative for Germany. Estimates were as high as 100,000 in Hamburg, 200,000 in Dàºsseldorf, up to 250,000 in Munich and already lasting over three weeks, with a second rally in Berlin

Matthew Stevenson (2024-02-09). The Vegas Super Bowl Primary. counterpunch.org In a normal political week, that a Federal District Appellate Court ruled Donald Trump to be immunocompromised would be the news, but instead the lead is that Joe Biden is losing the Super Bowl primary, which is about the only contest remaining on the presidential calendar. Before moving on to Super Bowl politics (I will

Maurice Cunningham (2024-02-09). Who Are the ‘Moms’ for Liberty? counterpunch.org The Moms for Liberty (M4L) webpage states, “Our founders are Tiffany and Tina, moms on a mission to stoke the fires of liberty.” But in truth, the founders are Tiffany Justice, Tina Descovich, and Bridget Ziegler—the third co-founder of M4L who stepped down from her leadership position in the organization in February 2021—and while the group claims to

Naveen Reddy (2024-02-09). Social Ecology and the Medical-Industrial Complex. counterpunch.org In Remaking Society, Murray Bookchin writes, “All ecological problems have their roots in social problems.” If we apply his theory of social ecology to our modern world, we can appreciate that the ongoing climate crisis is a function of the concentration of capital among a small minority of individuals who plunder natural resources and exploit

Ben Rosenfeld (2024-02-09). The Supreme Court’s Political Hack of the Colorado Ballot. counterpunch.org On Thursday, the oligarchy known as the U.S. Supreme Court—many of whose justices pretend to be guided in all analyses and decisions by a textualist constitutional legal philosophy, social consequences be damned—signaled that if they uphold Colorado’s decision to exclude Trump from the 2024 ballot, chaos will ensue in the form of disparate and potentially

Robert Hunziker (2024-02-09). Arctic Sea Ice Loss — A World of Trouble. counterpunch.org What if Arctic sea ice melts? All of it… during the summer! According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), over the past three decades the oldest, thickest ice (13-20 feet thick) has declined by a stunning 95 percent and 70 percent of Arctic sea ice is now thin “seasonal ice” that quickly melts

Wim Laven (2024-02-09). What is the Importance of Black History? counterpunch.org On November 22, 2014, Tamir E. Rice, a 12-year-old African American boy, was killed at the Cudell Recreation Center in Cleveland, Ohio; the officer, according to the DOJ, “fired two shots within less than two seconds of opening the passenger door, striking Tamir once in the abdomen.” Dr. Joy DeGruy coined the theory Post Traumatic

Lawrence Davidson (2024-02-09). The Manipulated Past. counterpunch.org There is a saying from George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984, “Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.” Actually, that is not just a fictional conjecture. All nations seek to control popular perceptions of their past in ways that promote patriotism. We also know how relatively easy it is

Anthony Pahnke (2024-02-09). European Farmers Stood Up to Free Trade, Will US Farmers? counterpunch.org Dumping manure in public spaces, hurling eggs at government buildings, blocking major roads — the European farmers who have taken to the streets to challenge free trade policies sure know how to raise a ruckus. Their public disruption also produced results. French farmers, for instance, managed to persuade their nation’s leaders to ban food imports treated with thiacloprid, dedicate ‚Ǩ 150 million

Thomas Knapp (2024-02-09). Schrodinger’s Child: The Curious Case of Ethan Crumbley. counterpunch.org “Ethan Crumbley,” Reuters reported in December, “was 15 years old when he opened fire at Oxford High School on Nov. 30, 2021,” killing four and wounding seven. At 17, per the Reuters story, Crumbley was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. At the times of both the shootings and the sentencing,

Stuart Rees (2024-02-09). Poem: Despair & Disbelief. greenleft.org.au Stuart Rees responds to months of genocide in Gaza and the West Bank.

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-09). Freezing aid to Gaza: Israel’s war against UNRWA. greenleft.org.au

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-09). Palestine solidarity supporters call on Labor to boost funding to UNRWA. greenleft.org.au

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-09). Labor’s council demerger bill a ‘sleight of hand’. greenleft.org.au

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-09). Australians for War Powers Reform says Labor must not support US strikes across the Middle East. greenleft.org.au

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-09). Essential polling shows support for a democratic economy, proportional representation. greenleft.org.au

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-09). We need to stop AUKUS and a possible war on China. greenleft.org.au

Derek Wall (2024-02-09). New book details the life of revolutionary Michel Pablo. greenleft.org.au Derek Wall reviews Hall Greenland’s biography of Michel Pablo (1911‚Äí96), an Egyptian-born Greek revolutionary leader.

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-09). Tenants, housing activists fight NSW gov’t demolition plans. greenleft.org.au

Isaac Nellist (2024-02-09). Green Left News Podcast Ep 31: The war on wages, Assange's final appeal & French farmers take action. greenleft.org.au Green Left journalist Isaac Nellist goes through the latest news from across the continent and around the world.

Cynthia Papermaster (2024-02-09). Sunday 2/11: Pink Slip Pelosi for Enabling Genocide Valentine Party. indybay.org Nancy Pelosi’s House, 2640 Broadway, SF…

Ceasefire Postcards (2024-02-09). Saturday 2/10: Postcard Pop-up: Martyred Journalists – Say Their Names. indybay.org Heyma Coffee | 1122 University Ave | Berkeley, CA 94702…

Angela (2024-02-09). Friday 2/9: Palo Alto: Silent vigil for ceasefire in Gaza and Ukraine. indybay.org 855 El Camino, Palo Alto, CA | corner of Embarcadero and El Camino, on the public sidewalk just outside Town & Country Village, in front of the big lamppost “sign”

Angela (2024-02-09). Wednesday 2/14: Power Half Hour for Gaza. indybay.org Zoom (Registration link is below)…

Labor Video Project (2024-02-09). Striking UPTE UCSF Optometrists Speak Out For Patients & Justice. indybay.org UCSF UPTE optometrists went out on a one day strike for their patients and proper staffing levels. While the UC bosses and Gavin Newsom appointed regents are spending over $100 million for more hospitals in San Francisco staff are underpaid and patients have problems getting appointments.

Norman Solomon (2024-02-09). Full Speed Ahead on the Global Titanic. indybay.org Going Along with the Utter Madness of Nuclear Weapons…

Anonymous (2024-02-09). LAVC Grant Director Falsified Resumes/Employment Histories. indybay.org New documents being released show that the scandal at Los Angeles Valley College involved Grant Director Dan Watanabe asking student-workers and others to falsify their resumes and credentials to receive employment from the Grant he managed. Erika Endrijonas knew about it, Annie G. Reed helped cover it up. LACCD Board of Trustees did nothing.

Angela (2024-02-09). Saturday 2/10: LA Labor for Palestine. indybay.org LA City Hall | 200 N Spring St. | Los Angeles, CA…

“Save the civilians” (2024-02-09). German cluster munitions to Ukraine (Investigation report). indybay.org Although the German government has signed the Oslo Convention against cluster munitions, it is supplying the Ukrainian army with hundreds of rockets filled with anti-tank mines on parachutes that can be blown by the wind into densely populated residential areas in Ukraine.

Animal Rights for Palestine (2024-02-09). Saturday 2/10: Vegan Potluck for Palestine and Community Healing Circle. indybay.org West Berkeley, location upon RSVP…

Jerry Rubin, Posted By Lynda Carson (2024-02-09). People's Park Will Rise Again. indybay.org

WEX (2024-02-09). Wednesday 2/7: 'Another Lost Year on Guantanamo'. indybay.org UN Plaza | San Francisco Civic Center…

Angela (2024-02-09). Friday 2/16: Virtual Action Hour. indybay.org Zoom (Registration link is below)…

Angela (2024-02-09). Tuesday 2/13: Woodland Vigil for Palestine. indybay.org Rep. Mike Thompson’s office | 622 Main St | Woodland, CA…

David Giesen (2024-02-09). Wednesday 2/14: Solon's Salon: art and politics. indybay.org Notable House | 189 Ellsworth St. | San Francisco…

Ken Kaufman (2024-02-09). Friday 4/19: New Living Expo at Marin Center. indybay.org APRIL 19 — 21, 2024 | FRIDAY 2-8PM, SATURDAY 10-8PM, SUNDAY 11-7PM | MARIN CENTER, 10 AVENUE OF THE FLAGS | SAN RAFAEL, CALIFORNIA…

Martin Edwin Andersen (2024-02-09). “An Intelligence Disclosure & the Merit System Protection Board’s Cathy A. Harris” indybay.org The following was published exactly one year after the 2001 national security recipient of the U.S. Office of Special Counsel’s “Public Servant Award’ made a pro se request asking the OSC to accept an Intelligence Disclosure on the failure of Cathy A. Harris, acting U.S. Merit System Protection Board (MSPB) chair, to uphold the duties of her office. The Petitioner remains unwavering in his belief that the remedy can be found in U.S. law, the Constitution, and in legitimate OSC functions.

UUSF Justice in the Middle East (2024-02-09). Sunday 2/25: Also Happening: Violence and Oppression in the West Bank. indybay.org Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco | 1187 Franklin St. @ Geary | S.F. Ca.

Angela (2024-02-09). Saturday 2/10: Oakland: Kids Rally for Palestine. indybay.org Lake Merritt Amphitheater | Oakland, CA…

Angela (2024-02-09). Sunday 2/11: Monterey Protest for Palestine. indybay.org Windows on the Bay Park, Del Monte Beach | Monterey, CA…

David Giesen (2024-02-09). Saturday 2/10: How to discountenance the DCCC candidates: the walking tour. indybay.org meet in the lobby of the American Youth Hostel | 312 Mason Street | San Francisco…

Green Party (2024-02-09). Sunday 2/11: Jovanka Beckles & Nikki Bas on “A monumental primary election for northern Alameda county” indybay.org Via Zoom: | us02web.zoom.us/j/88083342274 | Meeting ID: 880 8334 2274 | One tap mobile | +12532158782,,88083342274# US (Tacoma) | +13017158592,,88083342274# US (Washington DC) | Dial by your location | +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose) | Meeting ID: 880 8334 2274…

Joan Simon (2024-02-09). Thursday 2/15: Drop the Charges Against the Uhuru 3. indybay.org 48 S. 7th Street | San Jose, CA 95112…

LVP (2024-02-09). Against Zionism! UK Prof David Miller Wins Tribunal Ruling He Was Fired For Anti-Zionism. indybay.org UK Bristol professor David Miller won a victory at a government tribunal that he had been illegally fired for being an anti-Zionist.

Santa Cruz News (2024-02-09). Democratic Socialists of Santa Cruz Endorses Measure M, the Housing for People Initiative. indybay.org Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) Santa Cruz has endorsed Measure M, the Housing for People initiative, which is on the ballot in the March 5 primary election in the City of Santa Cruz. If passed, Measure M will increase the ratio of inclusionary/affordable housing to 25% in new large projects of 30+ units, and will require a majority vote of the people before the city’s General Plan can be amended to raise current building height limits or floor area ratios.

Caitlin Johnstone (2024-02-08). The US Keeps Bombing People While Saying It Doesn’t Want To Fight. caitlinjohnstone.com.au One of the weirdest things happening in the world today is the way US officials keep insisting that they are not at war with the groups they’re dropping bombs on in the middle east, and that they do not seek conflict with the people they are attacking. | Shortly after another

Bárbara Gómez (2024-02-08). Putin denuncia implicación de Estados Unidos en explosión de los Nord Stream. radiohc.cu Moscú, 9 feb (RHC) El presidente de Rusia, Vladimir Putin, denunció en entrevista con el periodista estadounidense Tucker Carlson, publicada este jueves, la implicación de Estados Unidos en la explosión de los gasoductos Nord Stream.

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