2023-02-02: News Headlines

ecns.cn (2023-02-02). Iron water splashing performance lights up Chongqing. ecns.cn

ecns.cn (2023-02-02). Folk lantern fair held in Jiangxi. ecns.cn

ecns.cn (2023-02-02). China boasts 56.53 million hectares of diverse wetlands. ecns.cn With 56.53 million hectares of wetland, China has become one of the countries boasting the richest variety in the world.

ecns.cn (2023-02-02). Swans play water in wetland in Xinjiang. ecns.cn

ecns.cn (2023-02-02). Pudong advances normal operation of self-driving vehicles. ecns.cn Shanghai has officially allowed road testing and commercial operation of intelligent connected vehicles (ICVs) in the Pudong New Area.

ecns.cn (2023-02-02). Iron water splashing performance lights up Chongqing. ecns.cn

ecns.cn (2023-02-02). Folk lantern fair held in Jiangxi. ecns.cn

ecns.cn (2023-02-02). China boasts 56.53 million hectares of diverse wetlands. ecns.cn With 56.53 million hectares of wetland, China has become one of the countries boasting the richest variety in the world.

ecns.cn (2023-02-02). Swans play water in wetland in Xinjiang. ecns.cn

ecns.cn (2023-02-02). Pudong advances normal operation of self-driving vehicles. ecns.cn Shanghai has officially allowed road testing and commercial operation of intelligent connected vehicles (ICVs) in the Pudong New Area.

ecns.cn (2023-02-02). The vitality and potential of China's economy will be fully unleashed in 2023. ecns.cn The vitality and potential of China's economy will be fully unleashed in 2023, making it a continued source of confidence and strength for the world economy.

ecns.cn (2023-02-02). Universities in China restore alumni access. ecns.cn Many Chinese universities have resumed applications for entry from alumni, some for visitors, including students' parents.

ecns.cn (2023-02-02). China urges for end to incitement to regional confrontation. ecns.cn China is always a force for regional and global peace and stability. On hotspot issues, we have actively promoted peace talks and sought deescalation. NATO should think hard about what role it has played on security in Europe. The Asia-Pacific is not a battlefield for geopolitical contests and does not welcome the Cold-War mentality and bloc confrontation.

ecns.cn (2023-02-02). Hu Xinyu's death ruled suicide. ecns.cn Hu Xinyu, the 15-year-old boy who went missing from a high school in Yanshan county, Jiangxi province last October, committed suicide, local police said on Thursday.

ecns.cn (2023-02-02). Mainland urges further resumption of direct cross-Strait flights. ecns.cn The Chinese mainland has urged Taiwan to further resume direct flights across the Taiwan Strait, according to a mainland spokesperson on Wednesday.

ecns.cn (2023-02-02). Results of investigation into Chinese teen Hu Xinyu's death to be released. ecns.cn Jiangxi authorities announced that a press conference will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday to release latest results of the investigation into Chinese teen Hu Xinyu's death.

ecns.cn (2023-02-02). Foreign firms show faith in China market. ecns.cn As China's industrial upgrade gains momentum, the country will play a bigger part in stabilizing global supply chains, just as it did amid three years of COVID-19 disruptions, which will facilitate the smooth running of the world economy, global business leaders said.

ecns.cn (2023-02-02). China urges UK to stop manipulating BNO scheme. ecns.cn Chinese Embassy in the UK said on Wednesday China firmly opposes and strongly condemns UK's wrongful remarks on so-called 2-year anniversary of "HK BNO scheme". The UK must stop interfering in HKSAR's affairs and China's internal affairs, said a spokesperson of the embassy.

ecns.cn (2023-02-02). Xi highlights new pattern of development. ecns.cn While presiding over a group study session of the Political Bureau of the 20th CPC Central Committee on Tuesday, Xi said that this is the only way in which China can consolidate the foundations of its economic development and enhance the security and stability of its development.

ecns.cn (2023-02-02). NATO tricks require high vigilance. ecns.cn Beijing urged NATO on Wednesday not to clamor about the "China threat" and instigate regional confrontation, as the Western military alliance's chief sought to expand the bloc's sphere of influence in Asia.

ecns.cn (2023-02-02). China tops investment in energy transition. ecns.cn China led the world in energy transition investment with $546 billion, nearly half of the global total, as the world saw such investment reach a new record in 2022, according to a report published by research and analysis firm BloombergNEF.

ecns.cn (2023-02-02). Bench dragon lantern parade celebrates Lantern Festival in Jiangxi. ecns.cn A 300-meter-long lantern dragon wound its way through a village in east China's Jiangxi Province on Tuesday, celebrating the upcoming Lantern Festival.

ecns.cn (2023-02-02). Baby white rhino greets visitors at Xi'an Qinling Wildlife Zoo. ecns.cn A baby white rhino greeted visitors at Xi'an Qinling Wildlife Zoo, located in northwest China's Shaanxi Province, during the Spring Festival Holiday.

ecns.cn (2023-02-02). Fire dragon performance in Guangdong stuns visitors. ecns.cn A fire dragon performance was held in Jieyang City, Guangdong Province to celebrate Chinese New Year, on Tuesday.

ecns.cn (2023-02-02). People sew prayer flags to welcome Tibetan New Year in Lhasa. ecns.cn People sewed prayer flags to welcome the upcoming Tibetan New Year Festival, known locally as Losar, in Lhasa, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region on Wednesday.

ecns.cn (2023-02-02). Comicomment: Gun violence ingrained in U.S. itself, without cure. ecns.cn

ecns.cn (2023-02-02). CRRC to deliver passenger diesel multiple units to UAE. ecns.cn China Railway Construction Corporation (CRRC) signed a supply contract for the passenger diesel multiple unit project with the Etihad Railway Company of the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday.

ecns.cn (2023-02-02). China's Liaoning sees busy China-Europe freight train service. ecns.cn A China-Europe freight train loaded with 55 twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) containers of daily necessities and mechanical parts left Shenyang in northeast China's Liaoning Province on Tuesday for Russia's Elektrougli.

ecns.cn (2023-02-02). Harbin Engineering University's harboring of ultra-electromagnetic guns proven false. ecns.cn A proven falsified screenshot published the untrue news that the physics laboratory of Harbin Engineering University has been suspended due to the survey of some ultra-electromagnetic guns, according to a statement released on its official account on Sina Weibo on Tuesday night.

ecns.cn (2023-02-02). China rolls out new measures to promote time-honored brands. ecns.cn China has released new rules to promote the innovative development of the country's time-honored brands and boost the country's consumption, according to the Ministry of Commerce and four other government departments.

Abdel Bari Atwan (2023-02-01). Blinken peddles the same old lies. thealtworld.com Bribing Palestinians into submitting to occupation is an overused failed ploy | First, we need to be clear and unambiguous: What brought US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken to occupied Palestine was the Jerusalem attack carried out by the young Palestinian fighter Khairi al-Alqam, the Silwan attack by his 13-year-old comrade Muhammad Uleiwat, and the rise and steadfastness of localised resistance groups such as the Jenin, Lions' Den, and Balata brigades. His objective is to save the Israeli occupier state from military, security, and economic collapse. | Blinken came to seek calm and a reduction in tension in e…

Adriaan Alsema (2023-02-01). Colombia preparing tropical paradise for tourism after 0 years of chaos. colombiareports.com Colombia's government is trying to promote responsible tourism on the "Rosario Islands" national park after 0 years of colonial and illegal occupation. The country's National Parks authority is carefully trying…

Amy Goodman (2023-02-01). As Mourners Gather for Tyre Nichols's Funeral, Calls Grow for Abolition. truthout.org Mourners gathered in Memphis, Tennessee, Wednesday for the funeral of Tyre Nichols, who died on January 10, three days after being severely beaten by five police officers following a traffic stop near his home. The funeral will be held at Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church. Expected attendees include Vice President Kamala Harris and relatives of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor… |

Anand Naidoo (2023-02-01). The Heat: Israeli-Palestinian Tensions. america.cgtn.com U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken calls for calm in meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders following a month of bloody violence. Months of violence exploded in recent days with an Israeli military raid in the West Bank and attacks by Palestinians in Jerusalem, leaving …

Anthony Ballas (2023-02-01). As Universities Submit to Neoliberalism and Fascism, Workers Must Fight Back. truthout.org We are witnessing the rise of a unique brand of U.S. fascism, which has once again reared its ugly head and has made higher education one of its primary targets. This fascist attack on the university is made possible by the longstanding neoliberal withering of its institutions, which now rely mostly on underpaid contingent workers. The disempowerment of university labor runs hand-in-hand with a… |

Bob Price (2023-02-01). Sunday 2/5: Confronting capitalism's crises with bold, revolutionary leadership. indybay.org New Valencia hall, 747 Polk St., San Francisco (@ Ellis Street)…

Brenda Norrell (2023-02-01). Heard Museum in Phoenix Harbors O'otham and O'odham Remains. indybay.org While promoting itself as the premiere showcase of American Indian Art, the Heard Museum in Phoenix has harbored the remains of Native ancestors, and one of its board members has worked for the most protested companies in Indian country, violating human rights and sacred places. Ofelia Rivas, Tohono O'odham elder said, "America and international collectors have a morbid pride in their exhibits of human remains and sacred items. They will never conquer the sacred essence of these people and items."

Brian Berletic (2023-02-01). US Threatens Missiles, Jets, and now Crimea, US Sees (Seeks) War with China by 2025. thealtworld.com Update on Russian military operations in Ukraine for February 1, 2023 + US and its potential war with China by 2025. | Western media begins preparing public for the fall of Bakhmut; | Recent Ukrainian losses is being used to call for more weapon shipments to Ukraine including calls for missiles and jets; | Arms shipments are being accompanied by calls for arming Ukraine for taking Crimea; | A 2013 US government-funded poll found that most people in Crimea identify as Russian or Crimean (not Ukrainian) and a majority leaned in favor of associating with Russia, not the EU; | Announced…

Chris Walker (2023-02-01). DeSantis Wants to Defund Florida Colleges That Have Programs on Diversity. truthout.org Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis announced on Tuesday that he plans to ask the state legislature to revoke funds from public colleges in the state if they offer lessons on diversity, equity and inclusion. The proposal would be part of a larger package that the state legislature plans to pass in the spring, The Associated Press reported. DeSantis, who is viewed as a viable Republican candidate… |

Chris Walker (2023-02-01). FL GOP Bills Would End Requirement for Unanimous Juries on Death Penalty. truthout.org Republicans in the Florida legislature have proposed ending the requirement for unanimous jury recommendations in capital murder cases before a person can be sentenced to death by the state. Such a requirement didn't exist until 2016, when the federal Supreme Court ruled that majority-based recommendations to judges on the death penalty gave too much power to judges. The state legislature reacted… |

Chris Walker (2023-02-01). Kevin McCarthy Appoints 3 Election Deniers to the House Ethics Committee. truthout.org Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-California) has named the five members of his party who will serve on the House Ethics Committee, three of whom have denied or questioned the outcome of the 2020 presidential election. McCarthy named as chair of the committee Michael Guest, a congressman from the state of Mississippi. He also appointed Reps. Dave Joyce (R-Ohio), John Rutherford (R-Florida)… |

Conrad Schuhler (2023-02-01). Democracies against Autocracies. indybay.org "We are striving for close transatlantic coordination in China policy and are seeking cooperation with like-minded countries in order to reduce strategic dependencies. Indeed, relations with China must be 'shaped in the dimensions of partnership, competition and system rivalry'."

David Giesen (2023-02-01). Wednesday 2/1: Black History Month and "the land question" indybay.org On line in video conference: meet.google.com/rhc-srqc-cpc…

Dianne Mathiowetz (2023-02-01). Georgia is in a State of Emergency??? An Atlanta resident's response. workers.org In the afternoon of Jan. 26, Governor Brian Kemp declared a "state of emergency" in Georgia, to run through Feb. 9. Banner strung outside Weelaunee Forest. People might ask, what is this dire emergency affecting the people of Georgia? Could it be the dismal news that last year 1,333,100 people . . . |

Dr. Daniel S. Cronrath (2023-02-01). Christians Can Afford To Be More Like Jesus. realprogressives.org It is time for Christians to act on their ability to do more for the hungry, houseless, and sick.

ecns.cn (2023-02-01). Huawei opens 2nd store in Saudi Arabia. ecns.cn Chinese tech giant Huawei on Tuesday opened a new store in Jeddah, the Red Sea port city in Saudi Arabia.

ecns.cn (2023-02-01). CH.1.1 variant won't trigger another infection wave nationwide in short term: China CDC. ecns.cn Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC) on Tuesday said that the new Omicron variant CH.1.1 won't cause another infection wave nationwide in the short term.

ecns.cn (2023-02-01). More than 30 Chinese cities lower mortgage rates for first-time home buyers. ecns.cn Many cities in China have lowered mortgage rates to below four percent for first-time home buyers.

ecns.cn (2023-02-01). China's homemade oral COVID-19 drug SIM0417 to enter market in 2 weeks. ecns.cn China's homemade oral COVID-19 drug SIM0417, or Xiannuoxin, is expected to enter the market in two weeks, said its developer.

ecns.cn (2023-02-01). China-Gulf states free trade pact high on agenda. ecns.cn Foreign Minister Qin Gang called for a China-Gulf free trade zone to be established as soon as possible in a telephone conversation with his Saudi Arabian counterpart Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud.

ecns.cn (2023-02-01). Chinese premier stresses enhancing role of finance in stabilizing macroeconomy. ecns.cn Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has stressed enhancing the role of finance in stabilizing the macroeconomy and improving financial services to keep the economy performing within a reasonable range.

ecns.cn (2023-02-01). Caution sounded on EU's Green Deal. ecns.cn Belgium's Prime Minister Alexander De Croo (R) is pictured ahead of a meeting between the Climate Coalition (Klimaatcoalitie Coalition Climat) association for urgent climate action to discuss a Green New Deal for the country on December 5, 2022.

ecns.cn (2023-02-01). Employment, prices key to stable growth. ecns.cn China has pledged more efforts to rein in unemployment among young people this year and ease inflation, in a broader move by central authorities to strengthen social safety nets for the vulnerable.

ecns.cn (2023-02-01). Exit from bloc takes toll on overseas students. ecns.cn The number of students from the European Union studying in the United Kingdom has fallen by half since Brexit, newly published figures from the Higher Education Statistics Agency, or HESA, have revealed.

ecns.cn (2023-02-01). Turning ruins into recreation areas. ecns.cn "I believe that the park's addition to the list will improve protection, leading to the possibility of applying to become a world cultural heritage site.""ÄÄ"ÄÄThe creation of archaeological parks has drawn hordes of tourists.

ecns.cn (2023-02-01). Old Summer Palace archaeologists' efforts connecting with public. ecns.cn Beijing's Yuanmingyuan Park is determined to play a positive role in the passing down of traditional culture and to meet the growing need for public cultural offerings.

ecns.cn (2023-02-01). Xi encourages young people to forge ties. ecns.cn President Xi Jinping, in a recent letter to students of a Hungarian-Chinese bilingual school in Budapest, Hungary, encouraged teenagers in the Central European country to understand China better and become envoys to carry forward and enhance the friendship between the two nations.

ecns.cn (2023-02-01). Nation plays crucial role in global fight against COVID-19. ecns.cn For Li Jun, vice-president of the Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Chinese Medicine, fighting COVID-19 was a war on two fronts.

ecns.cn (2023-02-01). China starts 2023 with high quality development. ecns.cn China made progress in high-quality economic development at the start of 2023 with prosperity in various industries all over the country.

ecns.cn (2023-02-01). Boeing delivers its last 747 jet. ecns.cn Boeing on Tuesday delivered its last built "Queen of the Skies" — the 747 jumbo jet that helped change air travel forever more than a half-century ago.It contributed to what happened in the late 1970s with the deregulation of air travel," he said.

ecns.cn (2023-02-01). Grain corruption to be weeded out. ecns.cn Efforts to uproot corruption in the grain industry should be continuously strengthened so as to better serve and safeguard the country's food safety, China's top anti-graft agency said.

ecns.cn (2023-02-01). Banks improve as economy recovers. ecns.cn The financial results of listed banks in China will improve steadily this year as the overall economy improves and banks make greater efforts to grant credit, experts said.

ecns.cn (2023-02-01). Chinese referees to officiate FIFA Club World Cup opener. ecns.cn FIFA announced on Tuesday that Chinese match officials Ma Ning, Zhou Fei, Zhang Cheng and Fu Ming would officiate the opening match of the FIFA Club World Cup in Morocco.

ecns.cn (2023-02-01). U.S. to end national emergencies for COVID-19 in May. ecns.cn U.S. President Joe Biden said Tuesday that he will end the two national emergencies for COVID-19 in May, three years after the declarations were made to address the pandemic.

ecns.cn (2023-02-01). China completes all major tasks from three-year action plan. ecns.cn China has completed all the major tasks of its three-year action plan for the reform of State-owned enterprises (2020-22), said the country's top State-owned assets regulator after participating in a key work meeting on Tuesday.

ecns.cn (2023-02-01). Xi stresses efforts to accelerate establishment of new pattern of development. ecns.cn Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, has stressed the efforts to accelerate the establishment of a new pattern of development and enhance the security and initiative of development.

ecns.cn (2023-02-01). China's tax and fee cuts, refunds, deferrals surpass 4t yuan in 2022. ecns.cn China's tax refunds, as well as tax and fee cuts and deferrals, exceeded 4.2 trillion yuan ($621 billion) in 2022 as the country sought to stabilize its macroeconomy, according to China's top tax authority on Tuesday.

ecns.cn (2023-02-01). China-Laos Railway transports over 10 mln passengers. ecns.cn As of Tuesday, the China-Laos Railway had operated 20,000 passenger trains and handled 10.3 million passenger trips since its launch in December 2021, the railway operator said Wednesday.

ecns.cn (2023-02-01). Ancient ruins discovered in central China's Henan. ecns.cn Chinese archaeologists have discovered ruins dating from the Song Dynasty (960-1279) to the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368) in central China's Henan Province.

ecns.cn (2023-02-01). Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region plans eight new airports. ecns.cn Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region plans to construct eight new airports to form a modern airport network system by the end of 2025.

ecns.cn (2023-02-01). Hong Kong SAR GDP down 3.5% in 2022. ecns.cn The gross domestic product (GDP) of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region fell 3.5 percent year on year in 2022, official data showed on Wednesday.

ecns.cn (2023-02-01). Airfare prices from China to SE Asia slashed after Spring Festival. ecns.cn Airfare prices from China to Southeast Asia have decreased about 30 percent after the Spring Festival, according to data released Tuesday by Chinese online travel platform Qunar.

ecns.cn (2023-02-01). Sanlitun bar street to get renovated. ecns.cn Sanlitun bar street, located near the Taikooli shopping center in east Beijing's Chaoyang district, will be renovated and the bars on the street will close, according to an official on Tuesday.

ecns.cn (2023-02-01). Pink trumpet flowers bloom in Guangzhou. ecns.cn Pink trumpet flowers bloomed in Guangzhou, South China's Guangdong Province.

ecns.cn (2023-02-01). Winding Yellow River Light Array illuminates ancient city in Gansu. ecns.cn The light array, the largest in China, originates from the legends in the Chinese novel "The Creation of the Gods."

ecns.cn (2023-02-01). Wild flamingos winter in North China's Yuncheng. ecns.cn With the improvement of ecological environment, wild flamingos fly to the salt lake to overwinter in Yuncheng every year.

ecns.cn (2023-02-01). HK to lure back visitors with global publicity campaign. ecns.cn Hong Kong Chief Executive John Lee Ka-chiu said on Tuesday that he is confident of a full boundary reopening with the Chinese mainland "very soon", as the city gears up to make a comeback by launching a major global publicity campaign.

ecns.cn (2023-02-01). 2 -meter-high 'super swing' makes debut in SW China's Chongqing. ecns.cn A scenic spot has built a huge swing on the edge of a 2 -meter-high crystal corridor in southwest China's Chongqing municipality.

ecns.cn (2023-02-01). 250-meter-high 'super swing' makes debut in SW China's Chongqing. ecns.cn A scenic spot has built a huge swing on the edge of a 250-meter-high crystal corridor in southwest China's Chongqing municipality.

Fight Back (2023-02-01). Against Trotskyism: Trotsky vs. Lenin. fightbacknews.org The Trotskyites always paint Trotsky as the true inheritor of the revolutionary legacy of Lenin. This is pure opportunism. They see the tremendous respect and admiration for Lenin that is held by working and oppressed people all over the world and seek to gain some of that respectability simply by association. They say Trotsky was Lenin's true heir and comrade-in-arms, and that Stalin and the USSR betrayed Leninism. | But this is nonsense. The fact remains that Trotsky was never truly a Leninist, and between the theories of Trotsky and those of Lenin there are great differences. In fact, there were sharp disagree…

Fight Back (2023-02-01). Chicagoans brave cold to demand #Justice4Tyre. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL — 300 Chicagoans braced against the cold night, January 30, to protest the brutal police slayings of Tyre Nichols, Keenan Anderson and Manuel "Tortuguita" Teron. The eight-degree weather did not deter the crowd as they clustered together to stand in solidarity with protests that have broken out across the country in the wake of the release of the video footage that depicted multiple officers beating Nichols to death. | Frank Chapman, field organizer of the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (CAARPR), made it clear that there is an answer to the people's cries for justice. "

Fight Back (2023-02-01). Drivers License for All bill passes Minnesota House as hundreds rally. fightbacknews.org Saint Paul, MN – Hundreds of immigrants and supporters rallied in the State Capitol for five hours outside the House of Representatives chamber January 30. They were demanding the House pass House File 4, the Drivers License for All bill that would allow undocumented immigrants to get a drivers license in Minnesota again, as they were able to before 2003 when then-Governor Pawlenty took away that right. | Inside the House chamber, Representatives debated the bill, as Republicans threw up a flurry of amendments to try to weaken or derail the bill. All hostile amendments were defeated. When the final vote came, HF…

Fight Back (2023-02-01). Milwaukee shows solidarity with Tyre Nichols. fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI – Despite the Milwaukee snowstorm, 150 people showed up to march in solidarity with Tyre Nichols and all victims of police crimes. The Milwaukee Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (MAARPR) put the call to action for Sunday, January 29, and was quickly joined by the Justice for Brieon Green Coalition, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Students for Democratic Society, Reproductive Justice Action – Milwaukee (RJA-M), the Milwaukee Anti-war Committee, and Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO). | The crowd gathered at Dontre Hamilton (Red Arrow) Park, which over the years has become an…

Fight Back (2023-02-01). Minneapolis climate justice rally engages community to fight environmental racism. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN — On January 29, 70 activists, community members and supporters held a rally and healing circle in response to the Minneapolis city council's recent vote in favor of continuing their legacy of environmental racism in the city of Minneapolis. The East Phillips Neighborhood Institute and the Climate Justice Committee organized the rally. | The city council voted on Thursday, January 26 to demolish a former industrial site, the Roof Depot building, against the demands of the community. The building is currently trapping arsenic below the soil and keeping it out of the lungs of East Phillips, a…

Fight Back (2023-02-01). Release National Democratic Front of the Philippines retirees Saluta et al! fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the Communist Party of the Philippines. | We condemn the Philippine National Police (PNP) for the unlawful and baseless arrest of retired National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) consultant, Ruben Abenir Saluta, 75 years old, literary writer and newspaperman, together with wife Presentacion Saluta and a female companion identified as Yvonne Losaria, last night in Doña Soledad, Barangay Labangal, General Santos City. | Saluta, who is frail and suffering from hypertension, as well as from chronic pulmonary disease, has long retired from…

Golden State Opportunity (2023-02-01). Wednesday 2/1: Learn about Free Tax Prep Help, Flood & Disaster Tax Rules, Low-Income Credits & more. indybay.org Online via Zoom (FREE) | Workshop is for both individuals and businesses…

Golden State Opportunity (2023-02-01). Wednesday 2/1: Información sobre la ayuda GRATUITA para la preparación de impuestos y mas. indybay.org En línea usando Zoom (GRATIS)…

Hans Bohler, Klaus von Dohnanyi (2023-02-01). There is nothing to fear from China. indybay.org Non-interference in the affairs of other states and emphasis on what united them for mutual benefit were thus an important element of Chinese notions of cooperation from very early on, just as in Chinese philosophy existence presupposes coexistence. Individual rationality was supplemented in China early on by relational rationality.

Idaho Justice Research Collective (2023-02-01). Idaho State Police Sgt. Mike Kish Gives Clearly False Testimony. indybay.org Audio from Ada County Idaho Trial in Judge Dean's court for case number CR01-22-20001.

imperial.ac.uk (2023-02-01). Ultra-processed foods may be linked to increased risk of cancer. imperial.ac.uk Higher consumption of ultra-processed foods may be linked to an increased risk of developing and dying from cancer, an Imperial-led study suggests.

infobrics (2023-02-01). India, Russia May Explore to Create Energy Alliance: Former Envoy. infobrics.org India and Russia can explore energy alliance in the back drop of their burgeoning energy ties that includes trade and investments, suggested DB Venkatesh Varma, India's former envoy to Moscow…

infobrics (2023-02-01). Components Ready for Fifth Kudankulam Unit. infobrics.org Major equipment for India's Kudankulam 5 is complete at the factory of the Russian supplier, Atommash…

infobrics (2023-02-01). The Importance of Sisi's Visit to India to Build Economic Blocs for Egypt with the BRICS Group. infobrics.org Recently, the Egyptian desire to be part of the BRICS group, which is an economic alliance that includes Brazil, Russia, India and China, and was established in 2006, and South Africa joined it later in 2010…

infobrics (2023-02-01). Qatari-European relations damaged by Qatargate, aggravating EU energy crisis. infobrics.org Due to Europe's largely self-imposed energy crisis, the continent badly needs gas from Gulf states such as Qatar.

infobrics (2023-02-01). Qatari-European relations damaged by Qatargate, potentially aggravating EU energy crisis. infobrics.org Due to Europe's largely self-imposed energy crisis, the continent badly needs gas from Gulf states such as Qatar.

Jake Johnson (2023-02-01). Biden Administration Expected to Approve a "Climate Disaster in Waiting" truthout.org The Biden administration is reportedly expected in the coming days to release an environmental analysis that will endorse partial approval of a massive oil drilling initiative on the North Slope of Alaska, alarming climate advocates who say the so-called Willow Project poses a dire threat to the environment, local communities, and wildlife. The Washington Post reported Wednesday that the legally… |

Jason Koslowski (2023-02-01). 750 Temple University Graduate Workers Walk Off the Job. truthout.org Higher education workers are helping drive labor struggle right now. As last year closed out, a 48,000-strong grad worker strike flared up at the University in California. Not long after, across the country, adjuncts struck The New School in New York. On January 31, Temple University's grad workers joined the ranks of that struggle. With a light winter rain sprinkling them, 750 members of TUGSA… |

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2023-02-01). China Appears Poised to Achieve through Cooperation in the 21st Century what Japan Sought to Achieve through Coercion in the 20th. covertactionmagazine.com U.S. elites have predictably reacted with hysteria to China's rise and could go so far as to provoke a world war to try to salvage their Southeast Asia empire—as the Roosevelt administration did with Japan on the eve of Pearl Harbor. From 1991 to 2021 China achieved ten-fold growth in incomes and labor productivity, and …

John Catalinotto (2023-02-01). U.S., German imperialism send tanks to attack Russia. workers.org Jan. 30 — By sending tanks to the Kiev regime in Ukraine, Washington and its NATO cronies have once again escalated the war they have been waging against Russia for the past nine years. Some of the 250 people who rallied Jan. 30, before the German embassy in Vienna, Austria . . . |

Juan Cole (2023-02-01). US Sec. of State Blinken Offers some Anesthesia while Palestinians are Operated on by Far-Right Israeli Gov't. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) US Secretary of State Antony Blinken met Tuesday with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank, and offered condolences on the "innocent Palestinians" killed by Israeli security forces or squatters on Palestinian land in the last year though he did not specify a number and did not name a …

Kevin Gosztola (2023-02-01). 'Stop Cop City' Forest Defenders Deserve To Be Protected Like Whistleblowers. thedissenter.org This article was funded by paid subscribers of The Dissenter Newsletter. Become a Forest defenders in Atlanta opposing the construction of a "Cop City" deserve the same protections that many believe should be extended to whistleblowers. However, activists organized under the banner of "Defend The Atlanta Forest" have been criminalized as "domestic terrorists," and Manuel Esteban Paez Terán, a forest defender, was killed by police o…

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2023-02-01). 2023 California Rosa Parks Day – Transit Equity Day. indybay.org Honoring the lifetime of service of Rosa Louise McCauley Parks, we align with the movement for affordable, accessible public transportation – for everyone.

La Peña Cultural Center (2023-02-01). Friday 2/10: Empowering People of Color Open Mic. indybay.org La Peña Cultural Center (3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, 94705)…

Lis Cox (2023-02-01). March and Rally in Oakland: Justice for Tyre Nichols. indybay.org APTP held a rally and march on Sunday, January 29 to stand in solidarity with the family of Tyre Nichols and to demand an end to police doing traffic enforcement in every US city.

Lynda Carson (2023-02-01). Records reveal Xianmin Guan of Fremont as slumlord owner of mass murder mushroom farms. indybay.org California Terra Garden Inc., Incorporation Papers:…

Lynda Carson (2023-02-01). PPP loans to California Terra Garden Inc., mass murder mushroom farm. indybay.org Mass Murder At Half Moon Bay Mushroom Farm Allegedly Over $100.00 -…

Maximillian Alvarez (2023-02-01). Without drastic action, the Great Salt Lake could dry up in 5 years. therealnews.com

Mumia Abu-Jamal (2023-02-01). 'A new Freedom Now Movement'. workers.org Mumia Abu-Jamal's commentaries are recorded by prisonradio.org/. Workers.org first printed this commentary on Feb. 3, 2022. Since the article appeared, the peoples' movement won the release of Sundiata Acoli and Dr. Mutulu Shakur. Mumia Abu-Jamal The great Caribbean revolutionary Franz Fanon wrote in his now-classic work, "The Wretched of the . . . |

Nancy Kato (2023-02-01). Sunday 2/19: Black History Month: Radical writers pose bold strategies for a revived freedom struggle. indybay.org New Valencia Hall, 747 Polk St. (at Ellis Street) San Francisco | Wheelchair accessible | Seven blocks from Civic Center BART, on or near Muni lines #5, 19, 27, 31, 38, 49…

Norman Solomon (2023-02-01). Biden Wielding DNC to Guard Against Progressive Challenge. indybay.org To the victor goes the right to spoil…

OtherWords (2023-02-01). Corruption: Supreme Court Justices party at $25,000-a-head Soirees with Corporations that have cases before the Court. juancole.com By Jim Hightower | ( Otherwords.org) As many of its own members privately admit, Congress has become a pay-to-play lawmaking casino — closed to commoners, but offering full-service access to corporate powers. But there's another government entity that's even more aloof from workaday people: the Supreme Court. And it has become a handmaiden …

Pacifica's CRD (2023-02-01). On Pacifica's CRD: Hands Off Uhuru; Unionists Call for Freedom for Mumia; Florida New Coll. indybay.org On Pacifica's CRD: Hands Off Uhuru; Unionists Call for Freedom for Mumia; Florida New College under Attack; Somali Democracy…

Paul Craig Roberts (2023-02-01). The Cancellation of a Civilization. thealtworld.com Few Americans understand that their society has been revolutionized. America is no longer what it was. Wherever you look everything has been overthrown. I will illustrate it with three articles from the City Journal, published by the Manhattan Institute. Two are by Heather Mac Donald and one is by John O. McGinnis. Heather Mac Donald explains what has happened to museums (Winter 2022) and to the medical profession (Summer 2022). John McGinnis (Spring 2022) explains what has happened to the legal profession. Both writers are good at their task and have done their homework. My account is a poor second to reading th…

Peoples Dispatch (2023-02-01). Palestinians File Objection to U.S. Plan to Build New Embassy on Stolen Land in Jerusalem. towardfreedom.org Adalah, the legal center for Arab minority rights in Israel, on January 30, filed an objection to the U.S. move to build its new embassy in Jerusalem on land stolen by Israel from its original Palestinian owners. It called for the immediate cancellation of the plan. Peoples Dispatch reports.

Presidio Theatre on the Main Post (2023-02-01). Thursday 3/2: World Premiere of 'Sojourner ZY: An Asian American Science Fiction Fantasy'. indybay.org Presidio Theatre on the Main Post | 99 Moraga Avenue | San Francisco, CA 94129…

Rania Khalek (2023-02-01). Zambia: Front Line of the US Crusade Against China in Africa. thealtworld.com U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva are both in Zambia seeking to woo the country away from Russian and Chinese influence. | While in the country, Yellen discussed Zambia's debt crisis, propagating the narrative of Chinese "debt-trap diplomacy." | Fred M'membe, President of the Socialist Party Zambia, explains the debt crisis in Zambia and the brutal austerity measures imposed by the IMF loan program on the country.

reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras (2023-02-01). Rosa Luxemburgo y el ecosocialismo… indybay.org Rosa Luxemburgo y el ecosocialismo: | un amor correspondido…

reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras (2023-02-01). Colombia: Asamblea de Liberación de la Madre Tierra en conversa con Raúl Zibechi. indybay.org Colombia_Cauca: Asamblea de Liberación de la Madre Tierra en conversa con Raúl Zibechi…

Revolution Books (2023-02-01). Saturday 2/4: Giant Used Book Sale to Benefit Putting Revolution on the Map in 2023. indybay.org Revolution Books 2444 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, California…

Revolution Books (2023-02-01). Sunday 2/5: Big Used Bk Sale to Benefit Putting Revolution on the Map in 2023. indybay.org Revolution books | 2444 Durant Avenue Berkeley…

Ross Domoney (2023-02-01). UK ambulance drivers join cost of living strike wave sweeping Britain. therealnews.com Spiking inflation is generating a global cost of living crisis, and Britain is no exception. As workers across industries hit the picket lines to denounce privatization and demand action from the Tory government to raise wages, ambulance workers are now joining the fray—with a major strike action planned later in February. TRNN speaks directly with ambulance drivers and emergency medical personnel who say their real wages are falling as Downing Street's schemes to further privatize the National Health Service only continue. This video is part of a special Workers of the World series on the cost of liv…

Sasha Abramsky (2023-02-01). Consequences of Brexit Are Surfacing as UK Faces Severe Labor Shortages. truthout.org In November, the Office for National Statistics reported that more than 13 percent of businesses in the U.K. were experiencing labor shortages. That number has been something of a constant since the fall of 2021, when much of the economy began reopening after the extended pandemic lockdowns. In some industries, however, the numbers were far, far worse: more than one-third of restaurants and hotels… |

Scott Ritter (2023-02-01). Iran & Russia Alliance | West seeks to destabilize Iran | Future of the nuclear deal. thealtworld.com On episode 21 of the show we are joined by Seyed Mohammad Marandi, an Iranian American academic and political analyst. | He was born in Richmond, Virginia and spent the first 13 years of his life in the United States. Marandi is a graduate of the University of Tehran and Birmingham University (UK). | Marandi is also the former head of the North American Studies program at the University of Tehran. He is currently a professor of English Literature and Orientalism at the university and an adviser to the Iranian nuclear negotiations team in Vienna.

Sharon Zhang (2023-02-01). Black Taxpayers Are at Least 3 Times More Likely to Face Audits. truthout.org Black taxpayers are much more likely to face an audit by federal authorities than non-Black Americans — and the underfunding of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) could be playing a significant role in driving that disparity, new research reveals. A new study of IRS data published by the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research finds that Black taxpayers are audited at a rate three to five… |

Sharon Zhang (2023-02-01). US Spends Most on Health Care of Rich Countries But Has Worst Life Expectancy. truthout.org As the only wealthy country without universal health care, the U.S. is a global outlier, with both the highest health care spending and the worst health outcomes across several metrics, a new report by the Commonwealth Fund confirms. A report released on Tuesday found that, in 2021, the latest year for which data is available, the U.S. spent 17.8 percent of its gross domestic product (GDP) on… |

Staff (2023-02-01). Nieves Riovalles: "La actuación es vincularse con el ser humano y entender sus pasiones" (+ Fotos y Video). cubadebate.cu Nieves Riovalles Tocabens siempre ha vivido en libertad. Quiso bailar, y bailó; quiso actuar, y actuó. Abre la puerta de su casa para una entrevista que cree que durará poco menos de una hora. Teme por esas preguntas reiterativas, porque, al fin y al cabo, su vida es la misma y de un cuestionario al otro no la puede cambiar. Brinda café ‚îÄcostumbre de los cubanos‚îÄ, nos sentamos en el sofá y empezamos a platicar por casi dos horas.

Staff (2023-02-01). Biden y Lula se reunirán en la Casa Blanca el 10 de febrero. cubadebate.cu Joe Biden recibirá a su homólogo brasileño Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva el 10 de febrero, anunció la Casa Blanca. De acuerdo con la secretaria de Prensa Karine Jean-Pierre, los mandatarios hablarán sobre cómo los dos países pueden seguir trabajando juntos para promover la inclusión, y sobre el cambio climático, migración, desarrollo económico y asuntos de seguridad.

Staff (2023-02-01). Congreso peruano no logra consenso para debatir el adelanto de las elecciones (+ Video). cubadebate.cu El Congreso de Perú postergó por tercera vez este martes un debate clave para adelantar las elecciones generales en 2023, en un intento de apaciguar las protestas contra la presidenta del país, que acumulan 58 muertos en dos meses de manifestaciones. La nueva cita de los legisladores se fijó para este miércoles antes del mediodía.

Staff (2023-02-01). Las 3 del día: Lo que fue noticia este 31 de enero (+ Podcast). cubadebate.cu Saludos a todos los seguidores del podcast "Las 3 del día". Este martes 31 de enero de 2023 le damos un repaso a lo que acontece en Cuba y el resto del mundo. | -Santiago de Cuba da un último adiós a la poetisa Teresa Melo | -Develan en China sobre conmemorativo por la visita de Díaz-Canel a ese país | -Francia de nuevo en las calles contra la reforma de pensiones…

Staff (2023-02-01). Conozca los tres trabajos que desaparecerán por la inteligencia artificial. cubadebate.cu Todo hace pensar que la Inteligencia Artificial (IA) llegó para reconfigurar e incluso hacer desaparecer —o modificar drásticamente— los empleos tal cual los conocemos. Según se difundió, afectaría directamente a tres actividades. "IA está reemplazando a los trabajadores profesionales, y no creo que nadie pueda detener eso", analizó un experto.

Staff (2023-02-01). El "hada robótica" que podría usarse para polinizar. cubadebate.cu Investigadores de la Universidad de Tampere han desarrollado el primer robot volador pasivo dotado de músculo artificial, con la idea final de utilizarlo en el futuro para la polinización artificial. La pérdida de polinizadores, como las abejas, es un enorme reto para la biodiversidad mundial y afecta a la humanidad al causar problemas en la producción de alimentos.

Staff (2023-02-01). øQué pasa con la conexión?: Etecsa responde. cubadebate.cu Desde hace dos meses, usuarios de Cubadebate refieren en sus comentarios problemas con la conectividad. Entre los señalamientos más comunes están las bajas velocidades durante la navegación por datos móviles y la interrupción de los servicios de voz y datos en determinados momentos del día. øQué está pasando?

Staff (2023-02-01). Making Black History, Building Black Futures. aclu.org As we honor leaders in Black history this month, the battles they lead for civil rights may seem like relics of a past era. But there is more progress to be made to achieve systemic equality for Black people, particularly in the realm of voting rights, economic justice, housing, and education; as well as ending police brutality and eradicating racism and discrimination in the criminal legal system. Those battles continue under the leadership of Black activists, lawmakers, athletes, actors, and others — many working side by side with the ACLU — who are pursuing true equality to this day. This year,…

Stephen Janis (2023-02-01). State senator calls for probe of Baltimore's sprawling tax break system. therealnews.com A key state senator is calling for legislation to probe Baltimore's sprawling and often opaque system of doling out lucrative tax breaks to developers. | Maryland state Sen. Jill P. Carter, a Democrat, who heads the Senate's Baltimore City delegation, says Baltimore's strategy of using tax incentives to reverse population loss and promote economic growth has instead heightened inequality in the city while advantaging wealthy neighborhoods over impoverished communities. | "The tax breaks for the wealthy and for developers at the expense of the poor and middle class are driving disparity in Baltimore and need to…

teleSUR, DRL (2023-02-01). Registran nueva masacre en Antioquia, Colombia. telesurtv.net En menos de dos días se han registrado dos masacres, con lo cual suman 12 en lo que va del primer mes del año.

teleSUR, DRL (2023-02-01). Renuncia premier del Consejo de Transición en Haití. telesurtv.net La renuncia de Steven Benoit se da en medio de un clima de inseguridad, represión policial y anuncio de cambios en el cuerpo policial.

teleSUR, DRL (2023-02-01). Papa Francisco llega a la República Democrática del Congo. telesurtv.net Inicia así su 40° viaje apostólico al exterior y su quinto viaje a África desde que asumió la jefatura del Estado del Vaticano.

teleSUR, hvh, JCM (2023-02-01). Presidente palestino se reúne con secretario de Estado de EE.UU. telesurtv.net Abbas denunció la falta de esfuerzos globales para desmantelar la ocupación y poner fin al régimen de asentamientos.

teleSUR, hvh, JCM (2023-02-01). Profesores británicos convocan huelga por mejoras salariales. telesurtv.net Alrededor de 300,000 docentes se unirán al paro por el que 23.400 escuelas se verán obligadas a cerrar.

teleSUR, jaa, MER (2023-02-01). øQué debes saber sobre la Serie del Caribe 2023?>. telesurtv.net En esta ocasión participarán los equipos representantes de Venezuela, Colombia, México, Panamá, Puerto Rico, República Dominicana, Cuba y Curazao.

teleSUR, jaa, YSM (2023-02-01). Reportan tiroteo en centro comercial de Nebraska, EE.UU. telesurtv.net El hombre armado abrió fuego contra la tienda y las autoridades locales, estatales y federales acudieron de inmediato al lugar de la escena.

teleSUR, JCM (2023-02-01). Nueva jornada de protestas en Lima contra Gobierno de Perú. telesurtv.net Esta marcha se realiza tras la violenta represión policial y militar que asesinó a más de medio centenar de ciudadanos y dejó a cientos de heridos en las protestas nacionales.

teleSUR, JCM (2023-02-01). Rusia confirma que recibió mensaje de EE.UU. sobre Ucrania. telesurtv.net El ministro de Relaciones Exteriores de Rusia, Sergei Lavrov, indicó que en el mensaje, Estados Unidos pide a Moscú abandonar operación especial en Ucrania.

teleSUR, lvm, SH (2023-02-01). Movilización en Francia: lucha por derechos captada en imágenes. telesurtv.net El proyecto de reforma de pensiones se debatirá el 6 de febrero por la Asamblea Nacional de Francia.

teleSUR, lvm, YSM (2023-02-01). El 76% de estadounidenses está insatisfecho con situación del país. telesurtv.net El sondeo tuvo lugar del 2 al 22 de enero y mostró que el cinco por ciento de los adultos estadounidenses están muy satisfechos.

teleSUR, lvm, YSM (2023-02-01). Tasa de desempleo en Colombia llega al 11,2 % en 2022. telesurtv.net La tasa de ocupación fue 56,5 por ciento, lo que indica un aumento de 3,4 puntos porcentuales respecto a 2021.

teleSUR, MER, SH (2023-02-01). Venezuela recuerda el legado del general Ezequiel Zamora. telesurtv.net El ideal y pensamiento de Ezequiel Zamora fue una de las banderas del líder de la Revolución Bolivariana, Hugo Chávez al llegar a la presidencia de Venezuela.

teleSUR, MER (2023-02-01). Arriba a Venezuela primera dama de Colombia para afianzar lazos. telesurtv.net La primera dama de Colombia sostuvo un encuentro con la primera combatiente de Venezuela en el Palacio de Miraflores, sede del Gobierno.

teleSUR, MER (2023-02-01). Realizan nuevas movilizaciones para exigir renuncia de la presidenta peruana. telesurtv.net Los manifestantes llevan imágenes de las víctimas reportadas como consecuencia de la fuerte represión de las fuerzas de seguridad.

teleSUR, MER (2023-02-01). Presidente Maduro llama a profundizar la revolución judicial. telesurtv.net El jefe de Estado llamó a profundizar la revolución judicial para que la justicia llegue al pueblo venezolano.

teleSUR, odr, SH (2023-02-01). Colegio Médico dominicano insta a marchar contra aseguradoras. telesurtv.net Las demandas contra las aseguradoras se desarrollan desde el 2022 y ha traído como consecuencia la suspensión de los servicios a los afiliados de las ARS.

teleSUR, odr, YSM (2023-02-01). Accidente de tránsito deja siete muertos en Brasil. telesurtv.net El accidente ocurrió sobre las 01H (hora local) de la madrugada en la carretera BR-277.

teleSUR, odr, YSM (2023-02-01). Brasil reporta alza del 14 por ciento en incendios forestales en 2022. telesurtv.net La Amazonía fue la región más afectada en Brasil con la pérdida de 7.9 millones de hectáreas a causa de incendios forestales.

teleSUR, odr, YSM (2023-02-01). Incendio afecta 300 hectáreas del Parque Cayambe Coca en Ecuador. telesurtv.net El incendio inició el domingo 29 de enero y ha afectado al menos 300 hectáreas.

teleSUR, rzr, SH (2023-02-01). Confirman fecha de reunión Lula da Silva y Joe Biden en EE.UU. telesurtv.net Lula da Silva y Joe Biden conversarán sobre "el apoyo inquebrantable de EE.UU. a la democracia de Brasil".

teleSUR, SH (2023-02-01). Corte ecuatoriana declara la inocencia del informático Ola Bini. telesurtv.net El informático sueco Ola Bini señaló que el fallo de la corte ayuda a hacer de Ecuador un país más seguro en hacer o desarrollar ciberseguridad.

teleSUR, SH (2023-02-01). Incendio deja al menos 14 muertos en este de India. telesurtv.net La policía local indicó que entre las víctimas fatales del incendio se encuentran diez mujeres y al menos tres menores de edad.

teleSUR- hvh, JCM (2023-02-01). Rusia toma control de la localidad de Blagadatnoye en Donetsk. telesurtv.net La aviación, las tropas de misiles y artillería del Grupo Sur apoyaron a los destacamentos de asalto en Donetsk.

teleSUR- hvh, JCM (2023-02-01). Tàºrkiye no ratificará adhesión de Suecia y Finlandia a la OTAN. telesurtv.net El alto diplomático turco afirmó que "en circunstancias actuales, no se puede hablar sobre la aprobación del documento".

The Green Arcade (2023-02-01). Saturday 3/4: The Poetry Center At SF State Presents A Special Reading With Renowned Poet Ed Roberson. indybay.org 3rd Floor Edward McRoskey Loft | 1687 Market Street | SF, CA 94103…

The Green Arcade (2023-02-01). Wednesday 3/15: The Common Goodness of People and A Father Escaping Nazi Germany – Two Authors Read. indybay.org The Green Arcade | 1680 Market Street | SF, CA 94102…

UF Committee To Stop Laguna Honda Closure (2023-02-01). Thursday 2/2: Speak Out! Stop The Discharges At Laguna Honda Hospital! Discharges = Deaths. indybay.org Laguna Honda Hospital | 375 Laguna Honda Blvd. | In Front of Laguna Honda Hospital Entrance | in front of Murals Across From Muni Forrest Hill Station…

Unicorn Riot (2023-02-01). City of Atlanta and DeKalb County Announce 'Agreement' Amidst Growing Opposition to Cop City. unicornriot.ninja

Unicorn Riot (2023-02-01). Jackson Heights NYC Drag Story Hour Draws Defenders, Homophobes. unicornriot.ninja

William J. Astore (2023-02-01). Can the Military-Industrial Complex Be Tamed? Cutting the Pentagon Budget in Half Would Finally Force the Generals to Think. juancole.com By William J. Astore | ( Tomdispatch.com ) My name is Bill Astore and I'm a card-carrying member of the military-industrial complex (MIC). Sure, I hung up my military uniform for the last time in 2005. Since 2007, I've been writing articles for TomDispatch focused largely on critiquing that same MIC and America's …

WSWS (2023-02-01). Millions of workers in France march against pension cuts, Macron and war. wsws.org Rail and transit workers, energy and refinery workers and public servants went on strike and protested in France on Tuesday, as strikes spread to Britain, Belgium, Finland, Spain and across Europe.

WSWS (2023-02-01). After Congress imposes rail contract, BNSF announces plans to contract out locomotive maintenance. wsws.org As far as management, Congress and the corrupt union apparatus are concerned, the contract is only "binding" upon workers, while the railroads are free to flaunt it whenever convenient.

WSWS (2023-02-01). As lockout at WestRock paper mill in Alabama enters fifth month, company holds job fair to keep mill running with scab labor. wsws.org The workers once again rejected the company's "last, best, and final offer" on January 4. In response, the company ramped up its efforts to break the workers' resistance by holding a job fair in Phenix City, Alabama, 26 miles north of Cottonton.

WSWS (2023-02-01). Australian Gold Coast and Tweed Coast bus workers strike again over pay and conditions. wsws.org After years of very low wages, ever-tightening schedules that leave no time for turnaround breaks, and a lack of safety, lunch and toilet facilities, Kinetic workers struck yesterday for the second time in a month.

WSWS (2023-02-01). Workers, youth denounce war at protest in southern France against pension cuts. wsws.org Opposition among the millions who marched yesterday was not limited to pension cuts but extended as well to the Macron government and the NATO war on Russia in Ukraine.

WSWS (2023-02-01). "Everyone should be on the ballot": Stellantis workers in Kokomo, Indiana, denounce fraudulent UAW run-off election. wsws.org Supporters of UAW presidential candidate Will Lehman are touring factories in Indiana and other states to inform workers about Lehman's protest against the disenfranchisement of UAW members.

WSWS (2023-02-01). Top US general predicts war with China by 2025. wsws.org While his internal memo starkly sets out Washington's agenda for war, Air Force General Michael Minihan is not an isolated maverick within the US military.

WSWS (2023-02-01). Despite Biden's lies, the COVID emergency continues. wsws.org The Biden administration's plan to end COVID-19 emergency declarations is wholly unscientific and will have vast consequences for the American and international working class.

WSWS (2023-02-01). No record of Australian Labor government's diplomacy to US about Assange. wsws.org The latest revelation demonstrates that while occasionally making vague statements about Assange's plight, Labor is continuing the more than ten-year record of Australian governments collaborating in his persecution.

WSWS (2023-02-01). Peace activist sentenced for criticizing German war policy in Ukraine. wsws.org The Berlin-Tiergarten District Court has sentenced peace activist Heinrich Bàºcker for a speech he gave on the anniversary of Nazi Germany's invasion on the Soviet Union.

WSWS (2023-02-01). How the COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on American theaters. wsws.org The most recent Theatre Facts survey covers the state of the field in 2020-2021. That is to say, it provides a glimpse of the conditions produced by the COVID-19 pandemic, both short- and long-term.

WSWS (2023-02-01). NATO sends over 120 battle tanks to Ukraine in "first wave" wsws.org Twelve NATO countries have pledged to send between 120 and 140 modern main battle tanks to Ukraine, in what Ukrainian Defense Minister Dmytro Kuleba said was the "first wave" of tank deliveries, with more to come.

WSWS (2023-02-01). Memphis police reveal 2 more cops suspended in Tyre Nichols killing. wsws.org The Memphis Fire Department also announced the firing of three workers, including two emergency medical technicians, for failing to properly assess Nichols' condition after arriving on the scene.

WSWS (2023-02-01). Facing bankruptcy, Pakistan government unleashes brutal IMF austerity on flood-devastated population. wsws.org Pakistan, the world's fifth most populous country, with more than 230 million inhabitants, is teetering on the brink of financial default.

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