Daily Archives: August 23, 2022

2022-08-23: News Headlines

WSWS (2022-08-23). Release students detained under Sri Lanka's anti-terror laws! wsws.org The detention of student activists under the draconian Prevention of Terrorism Act is part of President Wickremesinghe's broad class-war assault on the working class and the poor.

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-08-23). Mayo Clinic announces a strategic collaboration for a new era of biomanufacturing. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic today announced a strategic collaboration in biomanufacturing to deliver novel biotherapeutics for rare and complex conditions. The collaboration brings together science, engineering and manufacturing to advance Mayo Clinic's vision of bringing new cures to clinical care. The focus will be on therapies derived from human sources known as biologics — cells, blood, enzymes, tissues, genes or genetically engineered cells — for use in medicines. Therapeutics based on biologics have the…

WSWS (2022-08-23). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org Teachers in Argentina's Rio Negro province struck for two days last week over pay while 170 Ontario safety inspectors are in the fifth week of strike.

WSWS (2022-08-23). No to another school year of mass infection, death and austerity! wsws.org The breakdown of public education and the policies of mass infection are symptoms of the crisis of capitalism and must be opposed through the building of rank-and-file committees in every school and neighborhood.

WSWS (2022-08-23). Striking Columbus teacher speaks on school conditions. wsws.org "At the top no one cares. But the workers give every inch of their heart, their sweat and tears to make schools successful."

Speaking Up (2022-08-23). Students Affected by Abortion Restrictions Are Acting. indybay.org Peninsula Youth Activists in San Mateo on August 20…

WSWS (2022-08-23). Teachers take to the picket lines in Columbus, Ohio. wsws.org Teachers in Columbus, Ohio, started picketing Monday in the first walkout in the school district since 1975.

WSWS (2022-08-23). "At the top no one cares. But the workers give every inch of their heart, their sweat and tears to make schools successful." wsws.org A teacher in Columbus, Ohio, describes the deplorable conditions that have led to the strike in the school district.

Listener (2022-08-23). KVHS 90.5FM Under Threat of Closure by MDUSD. indybay.org Concord's local radio station, KVHS 90.5FM (The Edge) is under treat of closure by the Mount Diablo Unified School District. This radio station is part of local history, having been established in 1964 by Clayton Valley High vice principal Bob Daugherty. A MDUSD staff report claims the station has no education value, and is too expensive to maintain. The station community, and local listeners want to keep their station – which is known as "the voice of the valley".

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-08-23). Mayo Clinic research shows bebtelovimab to be a reliable option for treating COVID-19 in era of BA.2, other subvariants. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic researchers say the monoclonal antibody bebtelovimab, already authorized by the Food and Drug Administration for emergency use on the omicron variant of COVID-19, is a reliable option to treat BA.2 and other COVID-19 subvariants. The findings of their multisite, retrospective study involving 3,607 high-risk patients appear in the Journal of Infectious Diseases. "This study gives us confidence that bebtelovimab is reliable for the treatment of high-risk patients during this omicron…

____ (2022-08-22). 2022 version of traffic light standards doesn't exist: transportation authorities. ecns.cn China's Traffic Management Research Institute released an announcement Monday refuting the rumor surrounding a "2022 national version of traffic lights" that has triggered so much online debate.

WSWS (2022-08-23). Brooklyn teacher speaks out after year of COVID and budget cuts. wsws.org A teacher in Brooklyn discussed the last school year, including COVID, budget cuts, and the Educators Rank-and-File Committees, with the World Socialist Web Site.

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-08-23). Mayo Clinic Minute: Where is the kidney stone belt? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Where you live, what you eat and how much you drink may tell health care professionals more about your risk of developing kidney stones than you think. Dr. Ivan Porter II, a Mayo Clinic nephrologist, describes intense weather areas, such as the South and Southwest, as the kidney stone belt. This is where research shows kidney stones are more prevalent. Dehydration in these hot climates, combined with certain diets, are increasing risks that can result…

____ (2022-08-22). Critically endangered plant rediscovered in SW China. ecns.cn According to the Chengdu Institute of Biology under the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), researchers have rediscovered a critically endangered plant, Euonymus aquifolium, during China's second scientific research survey on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.

Daniel Kovalik (2022-08-22). The Sword of Bolivar Is Wielded Again by the People of Latin America. Gustavo Petro Inauguration as President of Colombia. globalresearch.ca

Ben Norton (2022-08-22). Top Biden Official: US Would Overthrow Colombia's New Left-wing President 40 Years Ago. globalresearch.ca

Connor Freeman (2022-08-22). Putin Warns Macron of 'Large-Scale Catastrophe' at Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Plant. globalresearch.ca

Mitchell Plitnick (2022-08-22). With Iran Deal Closer Than Ever Israel Presses for War. globalresearch.ca

Scott C. Tips (2022-08-22). The Biden Administration's "Disinformation Governance Board" globalresearch.ca

Steven Sahiounie (2022-08-22). US Military Still Stealing Oil in Syria. globalresearch.ca

Andrew Korybko (2022-08-22). The Destabilization of Pakistan: The Media Regulator's Ban on Imran Khan's Live Broadcasts. globalresearch.ca

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2022-08-22). World-Class Ballerina and Twelve-Year-Old Protégé Among Those Murdered by Ukraine. globalresearch.ca

TeleSUR (2022-08-22). The UK Heads Towards Its Worst Economic Crisis Since 1926. telesurenglish.net As millions of people in Britain face the prospect of escalating bills, Keith Baker, a research fellow in fuel poverty and energy policy at Glasgow Caledonian University, warned the country could face its worst peacetime crisis since the General Strike of 1926. | RELATED: | For many British families, food prices were already rocketing, adding extra dollars to weekly food bills, but planned rises in the cost of electricity and gas du…

WSWS (2022-08-22). What did the Australian Labor Party know about former PM Morrison's secret ministerial appointments? wsws.org Labor MP Ed Husic has stated that he was aware in 2021 that former Prime Minister Scott Morrison had become the "decision maker" for the industry, science, resources and energy ministerial portfolio.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2022-08-22). Biggest Lie in World History: There Never Was A Pandemic. The Data Base is Flawed. The Covid Mandates including the Vaccine are Invalid. globalresearch.ca Fake science was supportive of this devastating agenda. The lies were sustained by a massive media disinformation campaign. The historic March 11, 2020 lockdown triggered economic and social chaos Worldwide. It was an act of "economic warfare": a war against humanity.

____ (2022-08-22). Three scientists win China's 2022 Future Science Prize. ecns.cn Three scientists on Sunday were awarded the 2022 Future Science Prize, the first Chinese non-governmental science award jointly initiated by groups of scientists and entrepreneurs.

Colin Todhunter (2022-08-22). An Engineered Food and Poverty Crisis to Secure Continued US Dominance. globalresearch.ca

Connor Echols (2022-08-22). By the Numbers: Keeping Track of the Single Largest Arms Transfer in US History. globalresearch.ca

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2022-08-22). Liz Cheney: Goodbye and Good Riddance. globalresearch.ca

Dr. Emanuel Garcia (2022-08-22). Subverting Medicine: The Role of the Federation of State Medical Boards. globalresearch.ca

Dr. Gary G. Kohls (2022-08-22). Lessons for Ethically-compromised Physicians: Doctors Trial at Nuremberg (1946 — 1947). globalresearch.ca

Dr. Julie Comber (2022-08-22). After Data Show Vaccinated at Higher Risk of Dying from COVID, Canadian Province Ends Monthly Reports. globalresearch.ca

Steven Sahiounie (2022-08-22). Countdown to the New Iranian Nuclear Deal. globalresearch.ca

SAM (2022-08-22). Ohio Teachers Strike Just Days Before The School Year Starts. progressivehub.net IVANA SARIC | AXIOS…

The Expose (2022-08-22). Official Government Reports Prove the COVID Vaccines Cause Cancer. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2022-08-22). Committee for Public Education meeting passes resolution opposing censorship of David Berger. wsws.org "Educators have an immediate stake in the campaign to defend Dr Berger's democratic rights and support his public advocacy for the maintenance of proper health measures in the face of the ongoing pandemic" — CFPE resolution.

____ (2022-08-22). BMC Ecology and Evolution Image Competition 2022 unveils stunning photos. ecns.cn Stunning images of nature's weird and wonderful were unveiled in photo competition, which was created to give ecologists and evolutionary biologists the opportunity to creatively celebrate their research to highlight the need to protect.

Staff (2022-08-22). Iran students ranks 1st in Astronomy, Astrophysics Olympiad. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 22 (MNA) — Iranian students gained 10 medals including 9 gold and 1 silver in the 15th International Astronomy and Astrophysics Olympiad in Georgia to win first place in the world.

____ (2022-08-22). 27 people punished over controversial textbook illustrations. ecns.cn China's Ministry of Education on Monday announced punishment on 27 people, including senior officials of People's Education Press, a publishing house supervised by the ministry, after a three-month investigation into the controversial, "ugly" illustrations in primary school textbooks.

WSWS (2022-08-22). Democrats allow school budget cuts in New York City to move ahead. wsws.org A ruling by an appeals court to restore the cuts shows the need to mobilize the working class to defend public education.

WSWS (2022-08-22). William Ruto declared winner in Kenyan presidential election amid mass abstention. wsws.org In recent years, mass strikes have erupted among teachers, university lecturers, health workers, port workers and long-distance truck drivers over low pay and precarious conditions.

Jordan Schachtel (2022-08-22). Unlawful Pentagon Order Mandating mRNA Vaccine for Troops. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2022-08-22). Investigative report into US state teacher retirement system data exposes mass coverup of teacher COVID-19 deaths. wsws.org At least 1,600 COVID-19 deaths were recorded among active and retired teachers and school employees in just three US states in the first two years of the pandemic. Mass death among teachers illustrates the consequence of the bipartisan homicidal school reopening policy.

____ (2022-08-22). Global support for vocational education urged. ecns.cn All countries have been encouraged to increase support and funding for vocational education, improve the incomes and status of technical workers, and enhance social recognition of vocational education, according to an initiative adopted over the weekend.

____ (2022-08-22). Science, technology week gets underway nationwide. ecns.cn China's national science and technology week started on Saturday and will run until Aug 27, featuring exhibitions and events showcasing the latest scientific and technological achievements, from giant drones shaped like a dragonfly, to tiny artificial intelligence chips.

____ (2022-08-22). China releases results of investigation into math textbook illustrations. ecns.cn China's Ministry of Education (MOE) on Monday announced the results of an investigation into problematic illustrations in math textbooks for primary school students published by the People's Education Press (PEP).

____ (2022-08-21). China's NEV market to see rapid expansion in 2022-2026: report. ecns.cn China's new-energy vehicle (NEV) market is expected to expand rapidly during the 2022-2026 period, a report from the global market research firm International Data Corporation (IDC) showed.

_____ (2022-08-21). Study: Cycling Like The Dutch Would Reduce World's Carbon Pollution. popularresistance.org In the Netherlands, cycling is a way of life and is so common that there are more bikes than people, according to BBC News. As many as 70 percent of journeys are by bike in cities like The Hague and Amsterdam. | Cycling can be a significant way to reduce a person's carbon footprint, as using a bike instead of a car as little as once per day reduces an average person's transportation emissions by 67 percent, according to University of Oxford researchers, reported Bloomberg. | An international research team has recently shown that almost 700 million metric tons of carbon pollution would be saved each year if everyo…

____ (2022-08-21). China launches S&T activities to inspire innovation. ecns.cn China on Saturday launched its national science and technology (S&T) week activities to inspire innovation throughout the society.

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