Daily Archives: October 20, 2022

2022-10-20: News Headlines

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-10-20). What Putin's Declaration of Martial Law in Frontline Areas Will Mean for Kiev. libya360.wordpress.com Ilya Tsukanov President Vladimir Putin signed a decree Wednesday instituting martial law in Donetsk, Lugansk, Kherson, and Zaporozhye, and indicated that the heightened security measures are being adopted in the face of Kiev's "openly terrorist methods," including the shelling of civilian areas, sabotage attacks, and assassinations of officials. Moscow's decision to introduce martial law in…

_____ (2022-10-20). Scott Ritter: We're In A Moment When One Mistake Could Start A Nuclear War. popularresistance.org This is a transcript of a recent interview with Scott Ritter on Clearing the FOG. Scott Ritter is a former Marine intelligence officer who served in the former Soviet Union. He was also a Chief Inspector for the United Nations in Iraq in the early 1990s and was a critic of the US war in Iraq. Now he has been speaking out, writing, and providing an important analysis of the situation in Ukraine. Ritter says the NATO military exercises simulating a nuclear attack against Russia that start this week could trigger a nuclear war and should be postponed, but "there are no adults in the room" willing to do that. Ritter…

Alexander Rubinstein (2022-10-20). How the pro-Ukraine NAFO troll operation crowd-funds war criminals. thegrayzone.com Celebrated in mainstream US media for its anti-Russian trolling, the Twitter operation known as NAFO was founded by a Polish antisemite to raise money for a militia that has hosted war criminals, white nationalists and wanted murderers. Whether they know it or not, anyone who has checked Twitter for recent coverage of the Ukraine proxy war has likely encountered at least one of the thousands of trolls that comprise NAFO, or the "North Atlantic Fellas Organization." Thanks to the efforts …

____ (2022-10-20). Russia declares martial law in Donetsk, Lugansk, Zaporizhzhia, Kherson. ecns.cn Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree Wednesday, declaring martial law in Donetsk, Lugansk, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson from Thursday.

Dave DeCamp (2022-10-20). US Considering Joint Weapons Production With Taiwan. news.antiwar.com The US is considering a plan to jointly manufacture weapons with Taiwan in an effort to speed up arms deliveries for the island, a member of the US-Taiwan Business Council said on Wednesday. Since 2017, the US has approved over $20 billion in arms sales for Taiwan, but deliveries have been delayed. According to Defense …

Dave DeCamp (2022-10-20). China Reaffirms 'No First Use' Nuclear Weapons Policy at UN. news.antiwar.com China reaffirmed this week its no first use policy for nuclear weapons at a meeting of the UN's General Assembly First Committee. Li Song, the Chinese ambassador for disarmament affairs, told the committee that China "has solemnly committed to no first use of nuclear weapons at any time and under any circumstances, and not using …

____ (2022-10-20). China one of world's safest countries: official. ecns.cn China is widely acknowledged as one of the safest countries in the world, Xu Ganlu, vice minister of public security, told a press conference here on Wednesday.

_____ (2022-10-20). Germany is forced to give up its ambitions in Africa. journal-neo.org The US and the former European metropolises France, Britain and Germany have made desperate efforts in recent years to maintain their neo-colonial positions on the African continent. After all, the Western bloc views Africa primarily from a military-geopolitical and resource-based perspective, with projected prospects for global development. These aspects are viewed through the …

WSWS (2022-10-20). Amid French refinery strike, Macron to impose 2023 budget without parliamentary vote. wsws.org Even as Macron reveals his weakness and his lack of support in parliament, factions of the union bureaucracy are capitulating to him, working to shut down the refinery strike.

Staff (2022-10-20). Delivering weapons to Russia against Ukraine baseless claim. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 20 (MNA) — Iran's top diplomat Hossein Amir-Abdollahian has told EU foreign policy chief sending weapons and drones against Ukraine is not Iran's policy.

Staff (2022-10-20). Iran, Russia reject claims on using Iran drones in Ukraine. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 20 (MNA) — Iran and Russia have rejected baseless allegations that Tehran supplied Moscow with a fleet of drones for use in the war in Ukraine.

TeleSUR, SH (2022-10-20). Entra vigor ley marcial en Donetsk, Lugansk, Jersón y Zaporiyia. telesurtv.net A partir de la entrada en vigencia de la ley marcial, los jefes de dichas regiones podrán evacuar a la población y restringir la libertad de movimiento en ellas por razones de seguridad.

Leon Kunstenaar (2022-10-20). "Nuclear Follies" Performs to Huge Crowd at UC Berkeley. indybay.org Is there humor in nuclear annihilation? … not so much…

Dave DeCamp (2022-10-20). Putin Declares Martial Law in Annexed Ukrainian Territories. news.antiwar.com Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday declared martial law in the territories that Russia annexed in Ukraine, which applies to the Russian-controlled areas of Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhia, and Kherson. Putin said that the territories were already under martial law before they were annexed by Russia. "Now we must introduce the same mode under Russian law. This …

Anonymous587 (2022-10-20). Gas Is Weapon In Hands Of Oslo. southfront.org The prolongation of the war in Ukraine benefits not only the United States and Great Britain. Despite statements by some European politicians about the need for an immediate cessation of hostilities, many EU countries are making super profits under the guise of anti-war rhetoric. | For example, the energy crisis in gas supplies, which was turned by Putin into a weapon of geopolitical struggle against NATO, is actively used by Norway to improve its well-being. With a number of countries refusin…

_____ (2022-10-20). How Russia is fighting the West's Economic Onslaught. journal-neo.org In Washington, economic and financial sanctions remain one of the most favourite options for fighting wars by other means. We continue to witness the use of this tool quite often, with the US strategy to fight Russia's military operations in Ukraine being the most recent example. A key reason that has thus far enabled the …

Staff (2022-10-20). Arming Kyiv brings NATO closer to direct clash with Russia. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 20 (MNA) — The flow of NATO weapons to Ukraine and military support for Kyiv bring the alliance closer to a dangerous line of a direct military clash with Russia, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova says.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-10-20). Russia's 300,000-Strong Mobilization: Facts and Fiction. libya360.wordpress.com Russia's mobilization continues preparing and deploying soldiers in support of military operations against Ukraine. The Western media, including the New York Times, is attempting to portray the mobilization as a disaster. However even other sources in the West admit that many of the problems pointed out are shared by all nations mobilizing (including Ukraine)…

Staff (2022-10-20). Headlines for October 20, 2022. democracynow.org "A Narrow Window to Prevent Genocide": WHO Warns 6 Million in Tigray Face Health Crisis, Putin Declares Martial Law in Occupied Parts of Ukraine, North Korea Fires Artillery Barrage into Sea Amid Joint U.S.-South Korea War Games, Cholera Outbreak in Syria Spreads to Lebanon , Iranians Cheer Homecoming of Female Rock Climber Who Competed Without Hijab, Biden Releases 15 Million More Barrels of Oil from Strategic Petroleum Reserve, Scientist Rebellion: Climate Protesters Glue Themselves to Volkswagen Exhibition , Cuba Welcomes U.S. Aid for Ian Victims While Condemning U.S. Embargo as "Constant Hur…

____ (2022-10-20). Autumn brings colors to park. ecns.cn Colorful autumn scenery at a park in Jize County of Handan City, north China's Hebei Province, Oct. 20, 2022.

____ (2022-10-20). China to step up judicial protection of IPR: senior judge. ecns.cn Chinese judicial agencies will step up protection of intellectual property rights (IPR) in a bid to support the country's drive to achieve greater self-reliance and strength in science and technology, a senior judge said Wednesday.

____ (2022-10-20). Report charts way to energy security, greener future. ecns.cn The active and prudent approach to climate actions that Xi Jinping has vowed China will pursue is suitable to the nation's conditions, with coal serving as the dominant fossil fuel reserve, experts said.

____ (2022-10-20). They Say: China one of leading global voices dedicated to peaceful conflict resolution. ecns.cn

____ (2022-10-20). China's FAST telescope spots huge atomic gas structure. ecns.cn The "China Sky Eye," also known as the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST), has spotted a huge atomic gas structure in the vicinity of a galaxy group.

____ (2022-10-20). Global parties, politicians congratulate congress. ecns.cn Parties and politicians of various countries have sent their congratulations on the opening of the 20th Communist Party of China National Congress, as they view the congress an important milestone of the CPC's history and providing solid guarantee for China's future development.

____ (2022-10-20). China's diplomacy wins global friends. ecns.cn China has stepped up efforts to develop its diplomatic service over the past decade with a comprehensive, multilevel and multifaceted agenda being established.

____ (2022-10-20). China's diplomatic corps to maintain the fighting spirit. ecns.cn China's diplomatic front will continue to carry on the fighting spirit and improve its capability to safeguard the country's dignity and interests.

____ (2022-10-20). China's initiatives on development, security conducive to world peace, prosperity. ecns.cn With the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) opening on Sunday, the world is paying close attention to the programs of action and overarching policies that will be formulated during the landmark event.

____ (2022-10-20). (Multinational enterprises in China) Microsoft confident about China's digital economy: Microsoft GCR leader. ecns.cn Microsoft is confident in the prospect of China's accelerating digital economy, Hou Yang, chairman and CEO of Microsoft Greater China Region (GCR), said in an interview with Chinanews.com.

____ (2022-10-20). World's first electromagnet driven super speed experiment facility enters operation in E China. ecns.cn The world's first ground-based electromagnet driven super speed experiment facility in Jinan, East China's Shandong Province enters operation, CCTV reported on Thursday.

____ (2022-10-20). Press conference on China's diplomacy held in Beijing. ecns.cn Shen Beili, vice minister of the International Department of the CPC Central Committee, and Ma Zhaoxu, vice minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, attended the press conference.

____ (2022-10-20). Light show featuring ancient Sichuan culture dazzles visitors. ecns.cn Visitors view colorful lights featuring the ancient Sichuan culture in Chengdu, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Oct. 19, 2022. Six groups of themed lights are displayed during the show.

____ (2022-10-20). Demand for Chinese heating product soars in Europe. ecns.cn As an important family appliances production base in China, South China's Guangdong Province has witnessed a surge in the exports of heating appliances as the northern hemisphere enters winter.

____ (2022-10-20). Press center for 20th CPC National Congress hosts fourth group interview. ecns.cn The spokespersons for delegations from Chongqing, Sichuan, Guizhou, Yunnan, Tibet, Shaanxi and Gansu to the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) meet the press during a group interview in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 19, 2022.

____ (2022-10-20). China opposes forcing political system on other nations, official says. ecns.cn The Communist Party of China will not point fingers at the internal affairs of political parties in other nations, nor will the Party seek to export the Chinese model or require other nations or parties to emulate its practice, an official said on Thursday.

____ (2022-10-20). Endangered corpse flowers bear seeds at China National Botanical Garden. ecns.cn Two corpse flowers have borne seeds at the China National Botanical Garden in Beijing, marking the first seed-bearing of the endangered species in the country.

____ (2022-10-20). Innovative machinery enhances railway construction. ecns.cn The only two 1,000-ton level bridge girder erection machines in the world have added momentum to the rapid development of China's high-speed rail construction and have made railways across the sea a reality.

____ (2022-10-20). China's diplomacy aimed at global peace, prosperity. ecns.cn The goal and purpose of China's diplomacy is to maintain world peace, promote common development and advance the building of a community with a shared future for mankind.

____ (2022-10-20). China's largest-thrust vacuum liquid oxygen, methane engine completes first full-system test. ecns.cn China's largest-thrust vacuum liquid oxygen and methane engine, developed by Chinese commercial spaceflight company LandSpace, has successfully completed its full-system test firings which lasted for 20 seconds.

____ (2022-10-20). China's modernization path offers inspiration for global peace and development. ecns.cn The report delivered by Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, to the 20th CPC National Congress on Sunday unveiled a blueprint for advancing the rejuvenation of the Chinese nation on all fronts through a Chinese path to modernization.

____ (2022-10-20). Investors eye A shares as mood brightens. ecns.cn As uncertainties that have been shrouding the A-share market over the past few months start to subside, domestic and international financial institutions are preparing to increase their positions in China-related assets, which are currently undervalued, said experts.

____ (2022-10-20). Hainan to open two new offshore duty-free shops. ecns.cn Two new offshore duty-free shops have been approved to open in Haikou, the capital of South China's island province of Hainan, raising the number of duty-free shops in the province to twelve, Economic Information Daily reported on Thursday.

____ (2022-10-20). (CPC Congress) Delegates to 20th CPC National Congress continue holding group meetings. ecns.cn Delegates to the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) continued holding group meetings on Wednesday.

Kit Klarenberg (2022-10-20). Palestine Action activists walk free after another case bites the dust. electronicintifada.net Latest legal victory shows Elbit has something to hide.

Editor (2022-10-20). Israel lobby fabricates anti-Semitism crisis at Berkeley. mronline.org In a crisis manufactured by Israel lobby groups and right-wing media, law students at the University of California at Berkeley are being accused of anti-Jewish bigotry because of their public pledge not to host speakers who support Israeli apartheid.

Tamara Nassar (2022-10-20). Celebrated Palestinian resistance fighter killed in combat. electronicintifada.net Palestinians rally behind the Lions Den, a new armed group challenging Israeli forces in the West Bank.

Amjad Ayman Yaghi (2022-10-20). From Gaza to Istanbul in search of a future. electronicintifada.net Turkey was once the dream destination for Palestinians from Gaza, but the Turkish government's newly hostile policies against immigrants have pushed many to migrate elsewhere, with devastating costs.

Amena ElAshkar (2022-10-20). Disasters multiply for Palestinians in Lebanon. electronicintifada.net Survivor of boat disaster insists he had no choice than to leave refugee camp.

Ramzy Baroud (2022-10-20). Difficult Months Ahead: Why Israel is Afraid of the Lions' Den. dissidentvoice.org This headline in the Israeli newspaper, the Jerusalem Post, only tells part of the story: "The Lions' Den, Other Palestinian Groups are Endless Headache for Israel, PA." It is true that both the Israeli government and the Palestinian Authority are equally worried about the prospect of a widespread armed revolt in the Occupied West Bank, and …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-10-20). France: Labor Unrest Illustrates Worsening Economic Crisis within the EU. libya360.wordpress.com Abayomi Azikiwe French Cgt Unions Confront Oil Companies Over Pay Hike Oil workers strike has prompted one of the largest trade union federations to hold a day of action across a key state within NATO French workers affiliated with the General Confederation of Labor (CGT) held a "Day of Action" work stoppage on October 18….

Misión Verdad (2022-10-20). Guaidó Envoy Backs Up Bolsonaro After He Insults Venezuelans in Brazil. orinocotribune.com Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, during an interview with the Paparazzo Rubro-Negro podcast, insinuated that young Venezuelan women living on the outskirts of Brasilia, the capital city of Brazil, engage in prostitution. The comment caused a stir to the point that the first lady of Brazil, Michelle Bolsonaro, and Damares Alves (PL), former minister and senator-elect for the Federal District, spoke out to try to minimize the embarrassment. | The first lady and the senator went to Sà£o Sebastià£o to meet with the leaders of the Venezuelan immigrant community—not to apologize, but to demand silen…

WSWS (2022-10-20). Democrat Stacey Abrams advances right-wing agenda in Georgia gubernatorial debate. wsws.org The debate between three candidates for governor of Georgia on Monday revealed how far the entire US political establishment has shifted to the right.

Staff (2022-10-20). Liga americana: Houston vence a New York Yankees con seguidilla de jonrones. cubadebate.cu El bullpen vuelve a costarle a los Yankees en la postemporada. Jameson Taillon fue a la par de Justin Verlander por las primeras cinco entradas, que terminaron empatadas, pero cuando llegó el turno de los relevistas, volvieron a fallar y Houston se llevó el Juego 1 de la Serie de Campeonato de la Liga Americana, por pizarra de 4-2.

TeleSUR, lsl, JGN (2022-10-20). øCómo asesinaron al líder libio Muamar Gadafi. telesurtv.net A 11 años del asesinato del entonces presidente de Libia, Muamar Gadafi, los hechos que rodean su asesinato siguen siendo manipulados por EE.UU. y sus aliados.

Anjoulie Woodhead (2022-10-20). Hundreds of Billions in New Lending on the Table at Cote d'Ivoire Gathering. indybay.org World Development Banks Meet for Third Annual Summit…

Dean Baker (2022-10-20). Is Inflation Forcing People to Live Paycheck to Paycheck? cepr.net We know that's what CNN told people, but that is far from clear from the data. The lowest paid workers have, on average, been seeing pay increases the that exceed inflation. Here's the picture for production and non-supervisory workers in the hotel and restaurant industry. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics. The graph shows the …

WSWS (2022-10-20). Philadelphia Museum of Art workers agree to end their strike and ratify tentative agreement. wsws.org The wage increases which the AFSCME union touts as a "victory" will be quickly eaten up by inflation.

_____ (2022-10-20). New US strategy in Africa: serious program or another bluff? journal-neo.org On October 12, just a couple of months before the loudly announced US-Africa summit, the White House released a rather lengthy document, "The US Strategy toward Sub-Saharan Africa". It defines Washington's main objectives on the African continent, and details the goals it intends to pursue and the mechanisms of cooperation. The novelty of this …

WSWS (2022-10-20). Lawyer Jennifer Robinson gives powerful defence of Assange at Australia's National Press Club. wsws.org The address was subjected to a virtual boycott by Australia's official media, demonstrating its alignment with the state and with imperialist war.

____ (2022-10-20). Beijing 2022 Olympic athletes honored at ANOC Awards 2022. ecns.cn The best athletes of the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games were honored on Wednesday during the awards ceremony of ANOC Awards 2022 held in Seoul.

Labor Video Project (2022-10-20). Stop the Wars at Home and Abroad! Rally In Oakland At US Federal Building. indybay.org An anti-war rally called by UNAC took place at the Oakland Federal Building on October 15, 2022…

Toward increased Networking (2022-10-20). Online events w) Richard Heinberg, Monbiot, Jerry Mander, Vandana Shiva, Maggie Nelson… indybay.org Here are about 16 online events taking place over the next week (and starting at 5 m today, 10/18), featuring people such as Richard Heinberg, George Monbiot, Vanessa Nakate, Sara Nelson, Jerry Mander, Annie Leonard, Vandana Shiva, Bill McKibben, Ray Archuleta, David Helvarg, Phoebe Tickell, David Camfield, Cynthia Kaufman, Maggie Nelson, Kris Henning, and many others. | These events are hosted from various locations all across the country, as well from Canada and the UK (however, the listed times are all for our "Pacific time zone"). Of course, feel free to share this info with others who might be interested in…

____ (2022-10-20). FAST telescope discovers biggest atomic cloud ever. ecns.cn Photo released on Oct. 20, 2022 shows an enormous atomic gas cloud discovered by pointing an ultra-powerful radio telescope with the help of FAST telescope towards Stephan's Quintet, a well-known grouping of galaxies.

TeleSUR, jm, JGN, SH (2022-10-20). øAsí fue la liberación de Belgrado de la invasión nazi en 1944. telesurtv.net El Frente Yugoslavo se fortaleció a partir de 1943 y enfiló esfuerzos para dar la libertad a los territorios invadidos por las fuerzas alemanas.

Ana Perdigón (2022-10-20). Venezuela's Attorney General Initiates Investigation on 'Nazi Birthday Party'. orinocotribune.com Given the commotion caused on social media platforms by the celebration of a "Nazi birthday" in a restaurant in Caracas, Venezuelan Attorney General Tarek William Saab announced this Tuesday, October 18, that the Public Ministry (MP) has appointed a prosecutor to investigate the incident, which could clearly be considered Nazi apologia. | Saab reported that he appointed the human rights prosecutor of the 94th national circuit to investigate the incident and those who were responsible for it. | He mentioned that the organizer of the "celebration" sat in a restaurant in Las Mercedes with groceries, clothing and ute…

Caitlin Johnstone (2022-10-20). Planting Angel Eggs On A Dying World. thealtworld.com Listen to a reading of "Planting Angel Eggs On A Dying World": | Planting angel eggs on a dying world, | at the feet of billboards, | in the clearcut wastelands, | by the rivers of tears from Yemeni mothers, | under highway overpasses where defective gear-turners sleep, | shambling from crater to crater on tree stump legs | wailing whale songs and praying to unprofitable gods, | planting them in the ashes whispering | "May there be kindness, | may there be seeing, | may there be artist lovers who are each other's muse." | Dancing a doomed dance, | a dance of holy futility, | the dance of madmen, | the dance of…

Orinoco Tribune 2 (2022-10-20). Iran: The Revolution That Never Was. orinocotribune.com By Asa Winstanley Oct 16, 2022 | Don't Be Fooled: The CIA, MI6 And Mossad Are All Out To Impose Regime Change. | Iran has been in Western media headlines a lot recently — and as usual, it's for all the wrong reasons. | Despite the

Orinoco Tribune 2 (2022-10-20). Dominican Republic: President Abinader's Anti-Haitianism. orinocotribune.com By Ana Belique Oct 12, 2022 | Luis Abinader, president of the Dominican Republic, continues that country's tradition of enacting anti-Haitian policies. | The coming to power of President Abinader in 2020 was surrounded by illusions for many people who believed that a change was beginning for the country, as his campaign slogan claimed. The party in government changed and some people with professional or academic links to the struggle for human rights reached high positions in the State. However, reality quickly showed that the new government would continue along the path of social inequality, clientelism an…

Editor (2022-10-20). Israel experiments on Palestinians with AI-powered gun at checkpoints. mronline.org The Israeli military installed an automatic weapon at a heavily-trafficked checkpoint in the occupied West Bank city of al-Khalil in September.

Editor (2022-10-20). Unions call for transport strike to cause major disruptions. mronline.org French union groups call for a nationwide transport strike as disruptions continue amid fuel shortages and soaring prices.

Editor (2022-10-20). Cheng Enfu: The new pattern of international economy and politics is conducive to the development of world socialism. mronline.org In September 2021, I spoke at the launch meeting of the Manifesto: Through Pluripolarity to Socialism. The Manifesto has a clear theme, profound ideas, magnificent momentum, and clearly articulated the history of world socialism, its present status quo and future.

Staff (2022-10-20). Gustavo Petro Accuses Washington of Ruining World's Economy. orinocotribune.com

Bertrand Renouvin (2022-10-20). Germany: the end of illusions. dissidentvoice.org Four years ago, Coralie Delaume published a book whose title was a provocation — The Franco-German Couple Doesn't Exist: How Europe has become Germany and why that will not last. Taken by illness in December 2020, Coralie has not lived to confirm the pertinence of her prediction. The false couple, where each party cultivates from …

Rann Miller (2022-10-20). Opinion: Admiration For Elijah Muhammad Reached Far Beyond His Students And Followers. moguldom.com October 7 marks the date that many followers and students of Elijah Muhammad celebrate the anniversary of his birth, sending out birthday wishes each year to their teacher via social media and other platforms. Born Oct. 7, 1897, Muhammad was the self-proclaimed messenger of Allah who led the Nation of Islam from 1934 until his …

Martha Hubert (2022-10-20). Friday 10/21: Justice, Not Jenkins! indybay.org San Francisco Police Officers Association | 800 Bryant (@ 6th) | San Francisco, CA…

WSWS (2022-10-20). Mobile, Alabama port workers in powerful position in lead-up to strike deadline. wsws.org After working without a contract since October 2018 and voting down three previous company proposals brought to them by the union, around 800 members of ILA are primed to go on strike after midnight on October 20 if the union does not work out a deal with the CSA Equipment Company beforehand.

CSIA Nitassinan (2022-10-20). PARIS: Indigenous Solidarity Urges Freedom for Leonard Peltier. indybay.org In Paris, today's Indigenous solidarity event focuses on freedom for imprisoned Leonard Peltier and honors Indigenous rights around the world.

Staff (2022-10-20). Canada imposes new anti-Iran sanctions in support of rioters. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 20 (MNA) — Canada imposed illegal sanctions on six Iranian individuals and four entities on Wednesday for alleged defending human rights.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-10-20). Enemies seek to hinder Iran's scieneifc progress. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 20 (MNA) — The IRGC commander said Thursday that the riots premeditated by the enemies were aimed at the stopping Iran's scientific progress.

Alastair Boone (2022-10-20). Saturday 11/5: Fundraiser for Street Spirit Newspaper: Live at Bandcamp! indybay.org Bandcamp Record Store and Performance Space, 1901 Broadway Oakland, CA 94612…

Julia Conley (2022-10-20). Tens of thousands march in Paris against cost-of-living crisis, climate inaction. greenleft.org.au An estimated 140,000 people marched in Paris, France, on October 16 to demand greater investment in climate action, higher wages and an emergency freeze on the prices of groceries, rent, and energy, reports Julia Conley.

Staff (2022-10-20). Palestinian youth martyred by Zionists in al-Quds. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 20 (MNA) — A Palestinian youth, who the Zionists claim to be the operator of the Shu'afat operation, was shot dead by the Israeli regime's troops in eastern al-Quds.

Well, Well, Well… (2022-10-20). Ultra-Conservative Club and Assembly-Member Grayson Stocking Concord CA Candidate's Coffer. indybay.org Assembly-member Tim Grayson and ultra-conservative organization The Lincoln Club recently sent some dough to the same Concord city council candidate.

WSWS (2022-10-20). Pilots at German airline Eurowings on strike for three days. wsws.org As a result of corporate greed and shareholder demands for profit, pressure on the pilots is constantly increasing. Since the drastic job cuts during the COVID-19 pandemic, the workload for the remaining pilots has increased considerably.

Staff (2022-10-20). Front pages of Iran's English dailies on Oct. 20. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 20 (MNA) — Here are the front pages of Iran's English language dailies on Thursday, October 20.

____ (2022-10-20). British photographer Bruce Connolly: recorder of 'old, new' Beijing. ecns.cn Carrying a camera, photographer Bruce Connolly has been documenting the changes in Beijing for the past 35 years.

WSWS (2022-10-20). Australian university union promotes Labor Party at Sydney strike rally. wsws.org A state Labor leader was invited to address the National Tertiary Education Union rally, posturing as a parliamentary representative of "working people," but a striking worker was blocked from speaking to call for unified struggle of workers.

Strike! (2022-10-20). Santa Cruz City Workers Commence First Strike in City's History. indybay.org Santa Cruz City workers represented by Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 521 commenced the first strike in the history of the city today. Essential City workers are demanding concrete commitments to equity and an end to unfair labor practices. Picket lines have been established at various locations in the City of Santa Cruz, including city hall, municipal wharf, wastewater treatment plant, water treatment plant, and corporation yard. The ULP Strike will continue Tuesday, October 18 through Friday, October 21. The public is invited to join the picket line today at city hall until 5 PM.

Cameron orr (2022-10-20). Fascism, unity, and resistance. cpusa.org The following is adapted from a presentation given to the National Marxist School on May 14, 2022 It was just two years ago in the spring of 2020 that we in the Communist Party rolled up our sleeves and went to work with the Dump Trump voter pledge cards and the Vote Against Fascism …

Staff (2022-10-20). Arak city in Markazi province. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 20 (MNA) — 20th of October is named Arak Day in Iran. The city is the capital of the Markazi province.

WSWS (2022-10-20). The Russo brothers' Cherry: The cumulative social trauma. wsws.org After a 20-year period during which they gained enormous success directing several of the Marvel films, the Russo brothers have returned to Cleveland, the second poorest city in the US in 2022, as a locale.

Staff (2022-10-20). Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla: "The world would be better without the blockade against Cuba" en.cubadebate.cu Transcript of the words of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, in the presentation to the national and foreign press, of the update of the national report by virtue of resolution 75/289 of the General Assembly of the Nations Nations, entitled "Need to end the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States of America against Cuba." (Period August 2021- February 2022)…

Angela (2022-10-20). Saturday 10/22: Free virtual screening of the documentary film "Homeland" indybay.org

San Francisco Public Library (2022-10-20). Friday 12/30: Author: Nigel Poor and Earlonne Woods moderated by Piper Kerman. indybay.org San Francisco Main Library | 100 Larkin St | San Francisco, CA 94102…

Brenda Norrell (2022-10-20). Mexican Military Targets Zapatistas and Yaqui in Deadly Spying, Hacktivists Reveal. indybay.org

____ (2022-10-20). HK to align its policies with national strategies. ecns.cn Hong Kong Chief Executive John Lee Ka-chiu announced in his debut policy speech on Wednesday that he will lead a high-powered task force to bring the special administrative region further into the orbit of the national economy.

Staff (2022-10-20). 19 killed, injured in Somali suicide blasts. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 20 (MNA) — Media reported on Wednesday night that 12 people were killed and 7 were injured after two suicide bombings occurred in central Somalia.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-10-20). "We consider Armenia's security as Iran's security" en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 20 (MNA) — The Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian has told his Armenian counterpart that "We consider the security of Armenia as the security of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the security of the region."

Staff (2022-10-20). "Security, peace, national interests our red line" en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 20 (MNA) — The Commander of the IRGC Ground Forces said Thursday Iran's national security and interests are a red line hilighting the importance of the drill in northern borders.

Cine Mas SF (2022-10-20). Sunday 10/23: San Francisco Latino Film Festival -Closing Screening. indybay.org Roxie Theater | 3117 16th Street | San Francisco, CA 94103…

Staff (2022-10-20). President Díaz-Canel receives the Deputy Secretary General of the UN. en.cubadebate.cu "It is a pleasure to receive you on this visit to our country, which marks another moment in the strengthening of Cuba's relations with the United Nations Population Fund," said the first secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party and president of the Republic. , Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, welcoming Dr. Natalia Kanem, Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations Organization and Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund, who is in Havana, at the Palace of the Revolution responding to an invitation from the Cuban Government.

National Center for Lesbian Rights (2022-10-20). Thursday 12/1: NCLR's Champions for Justice Dinner + Party. indybay.org Marriott Marquis | 780 Mission Street | San Francisco, CA 94103…

WSWS (2022-10-20). Convicted Oath Keeper testifies in third week of seditious conspiracy trial. wsws.org Former Marine and Florida Oath Keeper Jason Dolan testified that the militia group came to Washington D.C. to "stop Congress from certifying" the 2020 election.

Andrea Bortoli (2022-10-20). Legislation takes aim at gender-based violence and inequality. greenleft.org.au The Labor government has introduced new bills aiming to eliminate gender-based violence and sexual harassment in the workplace. Andrea Bortoli reports.

Charlie Welch (2022-10-20). Saturday 10/22: Back to the Streets (Boston). indybay.org Park Street Station on Boston Common…

____ (2022-10-20). Orders for LNG carriers surge on back of demand. ecns.cn With burgeoning demand for liquefied natural gas, new orders for LNG carriers have recorded significant jump recently, Securities Times reported.

Peter Boyle (2022-10-20). International silence over Turkey's use of banned chemical weapons against Kurds. greenleft.org.au Shocking video footage was released on October 18, showing the painful death of two young Kurdish freedom fighters, who were among 17 people recently killed in a chemical weapons attack by Turkey, reports Peter Boyle.

Staff (2022-10-20). Lebanese parliament fails to elect new president again. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 20 (MNA) — The Lebanese parliament failed to elect a new president in its Thursday session.

____ (2022-10-20). Giant pandas start new life in Qatar. ecns.cn Qatar became the first Middle Eastern country to receive Chinese giant pandas — Suhail (Jing Jing) and Soraya (Si Hai) on Wednesday.

Tom-Oliver Regenauer (2022-10-20). The music monument: Working class hero. indybay.org As soon as you're born they make you feel small, | By giving you no time instead of it all, | Till the pain is so big you feel nothing at all. | A working class hero is something to be, | They hurt you at home and they hit you at school,…

Staff (2022-10-20). Iran condemns French police's brutality against protestors. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 20 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Nasser Kan'ani slammed the brutality of the French police against the demonstrators and people who have been on strike in France recently.

Staff (2022-10-20). Raeisi congratulates winning world title by Iranian wrestlers. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 20 (MNA) — In a message on Thursday, President Ebrahim Raeisi offered his congratulations to the Iranian nation on the winning of the the U23 World Championships by Iranian U23 Greco-Roman wrestling team.

Strike! (2022-10-20). SEIU Strike to Impact City Services in Santa Cruz. indybay.org City of Santa Cruz workers represented by Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 521 are scheduled to begin an Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) Strike starting Monday, October 17, at city hall. The ULP Strike will continue Tuesday, October 18 through Friday, October 21 at various locations, including city hall, wastewater treatment plant, water treatment plant, and corporation yard. Union leaders will hold a press conference at Santa Cruz City Hall on Monday, October 17 at 9 AM, and the public is invited to join the picket line there from 7 AM to 5 PM. An information flyer distributed by union members has…

WSWS (2022-10-20). Growing COVID hospitalisations and cases in New Zealand. wsws.org The Labour Party-led government has removed all public health restrictions and is behaving as though the pandemic is over, despite unmistakable signs of a new wave of infections.

WSWS (2022-10-20). The significance of the UK financial crisis. wsws.org The British experience has revealed in living events the naked power of finance capital and the way its exercises its dictatorship over every government, whatever its political stripe.

____ (2022-10-20). UN chief saddened by loss of life in Venezuela floods, mudslides. ecns.cn UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was saddened to learn of the loss of dozens of lives and damage to infrastructure in Venezuela due to floods and landslides resulting from the heavy rainy season and the impact of tropical storms.

____ (2022-10-20). Qatar's first power plant starts operation. ecns.cn The 800MW Al Kharsaah Power Plant, with the components supplied by Chinese companies, was connected to the grid at full capacity on Tuesday, marking the first large-scale ground power station in Qatar.

ANON (2022-10-20). Beloved Mutual Aid Hub Omni Commons Launches Fundraiser to Save its Oakland Home. indybay.org Omni Commons is calling upon community members to help save its building in the | rapidly gentrifying Temescal district. Communally operated by a grassroots collective, the multi-purpose space functions | as a community center, event venue, mutual aid hub, free food distribution network, unhoused drop-in center, movement…

Mira Oklobdzija (2022-10-20). The Marshal and the Queen: A Tale of Two Funerals. fpif.org Half a century ago, in 1972, one head of state, Marshal Josip Broz Tito and one queen, Elizabeth II, met in Yugoslavia. My aunt, their official translator, claimed that they genuinely appreciated each other's company. At the time, as well as later, many citizens of their countries appreciated them well enough except the ones who criticized Tito's "strong-hand" rule and anti-monarchists in Great Britain. What also connects these charismatic figures is that their state funerals have been the biggest ever in Europe. Their widely covered spectacles were witnessed by the public around the globe. | The similarities are…

Adriaan Alsema (2022-10-20). Bogota refugee crisis spurs violent protest in Colombia's capital. colombiareports.com Indigenous protests in Colombia's capital turned violent on Wednesday amid allegations that 21 refugees have died in Bogota over the past year. According to the Bogota Police Department, 14 policemen,…

Rep. Barbara Lee & Repro Justice Leaders (2022-10-20). Thursday 10/20: Reproductive Freedom at the Ballot Box Roundtable at Laney College. indybay.org Laney College | 900 Fallon St | Oakland, CA 94607…

Rachel Evans (2022-10-20). Activists charged for protesting logging in Ellis State Forest. greenleft.org.au Activists are calling for the end of native forest logging in NSW State Forests. Forest Ecology Alliance's Michael Jones spoke to Rachel Evans about the campaign.

____ (2022-10-20). Chinese researchers cast more light on globally threatened primates. ecns.cn Chinese experts have recently revealed the evolutionary adaptation and demographic history of pygmy lorises, according to the Kunming Institute of Zoology under the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Staff (2022-10-20). IRGC drill in Iran's Aras region continues for 4th day. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 20 (MNA) — The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Forces military drill at the north borders of the country entered its fourth day on Thursday.

American Indian Resource Center at UCSC (2022-10-20). Saturday 11/5: Inherent Tribal Sovereignty in Practice: Government-to-Government Relationships in California. indybay.org Hybrid Event: Zoom or Horticulture 2 Meeting Hall (HORT 2) at UC Santa Cruz Arboretum, Arboretum Rd, Santa Cruz | Registration Links: linktr.ee/aircucsc

Staff (2022-10-20). Amir-Abdollahian congratulates new Kuwaiti FM on his post. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 20 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian congratulated his new Kuwaiti counterpart Sheikh Salem Abdullah Al Jaber Al Sabah upon his appointment.

Ricardo Ortiz (2022-10-20). Sunday 10/23: The Struggles in Argentina and the Prospects. indybay.org Please join the Zoom meeting: 6: 30 Eastern Time 3: 30 Pacific Time | us02web.zoom.us/j/85907977991?pwd=YnBPbFFwcStueEJtcEFUVnN6ais0UT09

Labor Video Project (2022-10-20). "Town Destroyers" & The Victor Arnautoff GWH Murals With Alan Snitow & Deborah Kaufman. indybay.org WorkWeek looks at the new film "Town Destroyers" by Deborah Kaufman and Alan Snitow. It is about the struggle over the Victor Arnautoff murals at George Washington High.

Staff (2022-10-20). US F-35 fighter jet crashes in Utah. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 20 (MNA) — A pilot has been safely recovered after an F-35 combat aircraft crashed at the Hill Air Force Base south of Ogden, Utah, Wednesday, local media in the US icted the 388th Fighter Wing as saying.

Staff (2022-10-20). Headlines of Iran's Persian dailies on October 20. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 20 (MNA) — Mehr news agency takes a look at the headlines of Iran's Persian-language dailies on Thursday, October 20.

Staff (2022-10-20). Iran's FM to meet Armenian officials in Yerevan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 20 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian is set to meet with Armenian officials during a visit to Yerevan.

WSWS (2022-10-20). The lessons of the failed Amazon Labor Union campaign in Albany, New York. wsws.org The rejection of the Amazon Labor Union by a 2-to-1 margin contains important lessons about the strategy required to successfully mobilize rank-and-file workers against the transnational corporate giants.

Staff (2022-10-20). Iran's top diplomat arrives in Armenian capital for talks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 20 (MNA) — Heading a political and parliamentary delegation, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian on Thursday evening arrived at the Armenian capital of Yerevan.

____ (2022-10-20). WHO says COVID-19 still an international health emergency. ecns.cn The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday that COVID-19 is still a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), the WHO's highest alert level.

____ (2022-10-20). Chinese technicians grab medals at WorldSkills Competition in Japan's Kyoto. ecns.cn Three Chinese young technicians won two gold and one silver medals in all three contests on Wednesday in the WorldSkills Competition 2022 Special Edition held in Japan's Kyoto.

____ (2022-10-20). Prosecuting authorities vow to improve public-interest litigation. ecns.cn Prosecuting authorities will improve the handling of public-interest litigation to better serve people in line with the concept of high-quality rule of law, a senior prosecutor said at a news conference on Wednesday.

Democracy in Color, partners (2022-10-20). Wednesday 10/19: Threat of White Nationalism: The Struggle Between Democracy and Whiteness in America. indybay.org Online for free…

____ (2022-10-20). HKSAR chief executive John Lee delivers first policy address. ecns.cn John Lee, chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), delivered on Wednesday his first policy address to the HKSAR Legislative Council since taking office.

TeleSUR, mcs, JCM (2022-10-20). Facciones palestinas anuncian reconciliación con Siria. telesurtv.net Las relaciones entre Hamás y el Gobierno sirio fueron interrumpidas cuando el movimiento islamista palestino respaldó el levantamiento popular iniciado en 2011.

Staff (2022-10-20). Reportan dos heridos tras accidente casero con balita de gas en La Habana. cubadebate.cu En la mañana de este miércoles, un accidente casero de escape de gas de una balita provocó una explosión que afectó la propia vivenda donde ocurrió el escape (ubicada en la calle Morrís #40, Calvario Fraternidad, Arroyo Naranjo) y algunas de las casas colindantes.

Staff (2022-10-20). Venezuela: Avanzan las labores de recuperación tras alud en Las Tejerías. cubadebate.cu Autoridades del gobierno venezolano continúan desplegadas para supervisar el avance de las labores de recuperación en las zonas afectadas por las fuertes lluvias registradas en el estado Aragua, particularmente en Las Tejerías y El Castaño. El presidente Nicolás Maduro reiteró al pueblo de Aragua que cuenten con todo el respaldo y apoyo para lo necesario.

TeleSUR, jaa, JDO (2022-10-20). Inflación anual en la Unión Europea alcanza nuevo récord. telesurtv.net Los indicadores más elevados los tienen Estonia con el 24,1 por ciento de inflación, Lituania (22,5 por ciento) y Letonia con el 22 por ciento.

Staff (2022-10-20). Presentan a la Asamblea Nacional anteproyecto de ley sobre gestión administrativa. cubadebate.cu Entre los fines que pretenden alcanzarse con la aprobación de la propuesta destaca el cumplimiento de los preceptos constitucionales y dar continuidad al proceso gradual de creación de una cultura de control y prevención en las administraciones, con el fin de contribuir a la eficiente gestión administrativa.

TeleSUR, MER (2022-10-20). Avanzan labores de recuperación en Las Tejerías y El Castaño, Venezuela. telesurtv.net El presidente de Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, reiteró al pueblo de Aragua que cuenten con todo el respaldo "para lo que haga falta".

TeleSUR, jaa, JDO (2022-10-20). Argentina reporta 524 casos de viruela símica en 14 provincias. telesurtv.net El 67 por ciento de los pacientes con el padecimiento residen en la ciudad de Buenos Aires.

TeleSUR, DRL (2022-10-20). Justicia brasileña anula proceso contra expresidente paraguayo. telesurtv.net El expresidente paraguayo estaba acusado en un caso relacionado con el megacaso judicial LavaJato también en su país.

TeleSUR, jaa, JDO (2022-10-20). Cepal prevé crecimiento regional de 3,2 por ciento para 2022. telesurtv.net No obstante, la Cepal espera una desaceleración económica en la región para 2023, pues el renglón solo aumentaría en un 1,4 por ciento.

Staff (2022-10-20). øCómo apoyarán las empresas aseguradoras a los productores agrícolas afectados por el huracán Ian? (+ Video). cubadebate.cu Existe una escasa cultura de seguros en la sociedad y una baja percepción de riesgos en el sector agropecuario. Solo el 25% del sector agropecuario se encuentra asegurado, lo que significa uno de cada cuatro productores. Esto implica tener una estrategia comunicacional eficaz que explique las ventajas y beneficios de los seguros.

Staff (2022-10-20). Presentó Buena Fe el video de su nueva canción Café (+ Video). cubadebate.cu Buena Fe ha publicado recientemente en las plataformas digitales el video oficial de Café, la más reciente canción de la banda cubana, incluida en el nuevo álbum que lanzará la agrupación bajo el título de Morada…

TeleSUR, DRL (2022-10-20). Tribunal quita canales de noticias falsas a favor de Bolsonaro. telesurtv.net Asimismo, ordenó la desmonetización de varios canales, de los sitios Foco do Brasil y Folha Política.

Reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras (2022-10-20). México_Poéticas de la resistencia: Arte zapatista, estética y decolonialidad. indybay.org Les hago llegar mi libro que recién salió: ´Poéticas de la resistencia: Arte zapatista, estética y decolonialidad ª. Es de libre circulación así que siéntanse en total confianza de compartirlo…

TeleSUR, lvm, JDO (2022-10-20). Alertan sobre miles de damnificados por inundaciones en Chad. telesurtv.net En la capital barrios quedaron completamente sumergidos, lo que obligó a la gente a huir de sus hogares.

TeleSUR, YSM, JDO (2022-10-20). Chile inicia inmunización contra viruela del mono. telesurtv.net Se priorizará a contactos de casos confirmados que califiquen como personas de alto riesgo e inmunodeprimidas.

TeleSUR, hvh, JCM (2022-10-20). Dimite ministra del Interior del Reino Unido, Suella Braverman. telesurtv.net La exfuncionaria manifestó por medio de una carta pública su preocupación por "la dirección de este gobierno".

TeleSUR, mcs, JCM (2022-10-20). Argentina será sede de Cumbre de cancilleres de la Celac y UE. telesurtv.net La Unión Europea, como bloque, es el tercer socio comercial de la Argentina y el principal inversor externo.

TeleSUR, jaa, JDO (2022-10-20). Capturan a 28 miembros de red de tráfico de drogas en Colombia. telesurtv.net Los detenidos integraban los grupos La Terraza y Caicedo, que operaban en la capital del departamento de Antioquia, Medellín.

TeleSUR, odr -YSM (2022-10-20). Gobierno de Costa Rica decreta Estado de Emergencia por lluvias. telesurtv.net El propósito es acelerar la gestión de los recursos para la recuperación de los seis más afectados por las lluvias.

TeleSUR, JCM (2022-10-20). Congreso de Guatemala archiva ley que atentaría contra el ambiente. telesurtv.net Las organizaciones ambientales y campesinas rechazaban el proyecto que atentaría contra el patrimonio natural.

Staff (2022-10-20). Presidente Díaz-Canel recibe a secretaria general adjunta de la ONU. cubadebate.cu El primer secretario del Partido Comunista de Cuba y presidente de la República, Miguel Díaz-Canel, recibió este miércoles a Natalia Kanem, secretaria general adjunta de la ONU y directora ejecutiva del Fondo de Población de Naciones Unidas, en un encuentro en que se confirmaron las excelentes relaciones entre ambas partes.

TeleSUR, MER, SH (2022-10-20). Presidente de Perú solicita activación de Carta Interamericana a la OEA. telesurtv.net Fue convocada para este 20 de octubre una sesión extraordinaria del Consejo Permanente de la OEA que analizará la solicitud del Gobierno peruano.

TeleSUR, SH (2022-10-20). México mantiene alerta por llegada de nueva depresión tropical. telesurtv.net El Servicio Meteorológico mexicano advirtió que la depresión tropical podría convertirse en huracán el próximo viernes.

Staff (2022-10-20). Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla: "El mundo sería mejor sin el bloqueo contra Cuba" (+ Video). cubadebate.cu En seis décadas, a precios corrientes, los daños acumulados por el bloqueo de Estados Unidos contra Cuba suman 154 217 millones de dólares, cifra exorbitante para una economía pequeña, sin grandes recursos naturales, insular y subdesarrollada como la cubana. Pero al valor del oro, es decir de la onza de oro, tomando en cuenta las depreciaciones, los perjuicios acumulados alcanzan la cifra enorme de 1 billón 391 mil 111 millones de dólares.

TeleSUR, YSM, JDO (2022-10-20). Presentan en Perú proyecto de ley contra persecución judicial. telesurtv.net El proyecto procura evitar el uso del sistema judicial y sus procesos para anular a líderes políticos.

TeleSUR, lvm, SH (2022-10-20). Italia registra más de 41 mil casos de Covid-19 en 24 horas. telesurtv.net Las autoridades italianas reportaron 81 fallecidos a causa del Covid-19 en el último dia.

TeleSUR, lvm, JDO (2022-10-20). Ecuador elimina obligatoriedad de certificado contra Covid-19. telesurtv.net Autoridades sanitarias reportan que en la nación suramericana se registra un millón de casos positivos desde el inicio de la pandemia de Covid-19.

TeleSUR, lvm, JDO (2022-10-20). Ascienden a 169 los casos de cólera en Líbano. telesurtv.net El Ministerio apunta que el agua contaminada es una de las principales causas de la propagación de la pandemia.

Staff (2022-10-20). División de la Unión Europea desarrollará una cumbre crucial para hacer frente al "general invierno" cubadebate.cu

TeleSUR, hvh, JCM (2022-10-20). Docentes de universidad dominicana inician paro indefinido. telesurtv.net El paro se ejecuta tanto de manera presencial como virtual "hasta obtener una respuesta concreta" de las autoridades.

TeleSUR, jaa, JDO (2022-10-20). Cúpula de mezquita incendiada colapsa en Yakarta, Indonesia. telesurtv.net Al menos 105 efectivos y 21 camiones de bomberos fueron desplegados para extinguir el incendio.

TeleSUR, mcs, JCM (2022-10-20). Nueva masacre en Sucre deja tres asesinados en Colombia. telesurtv.net Dos de las víctimas, registran anotaciones judiciales por homicidio, receptación, violencia intrafamiliar e inasistencia alimentaria.

TeleSUR, DRL (2022-10-20). Cuba denuncia que bloqueo de EE.UU. causa pérdidas por 15 millones de dólares diarios. telesurtv.net Cuba presentó su informe anual de cara a la presentación de la nueva resolución contra el bloqueo en la ONU.

OACC (2022-10-20). Tuesday 10/18: Community Ofrenda Building 2022: Celebrating Día De Los Muertos with OMCA. indybay.org Oakland Museum of California's Día De Los Muertos celebration…

TeleSUR- hvh, JCM (2022-10-20). OMS mantiene a la Covid-19 como emergencia sanitaria global. telesurtv.net El titular del organismo sanitario internacional señaló que "el virus sigue cambiando y siguen habiendo incertidumbre".

Reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras (2022-10-20). México: Aportaciones del movimiento zapatista a la lucha por la democracia y a las luchas. indybay.org México por abajo y a la izquierda | Aportaciones del movimiento zapatista a la lucha por la democracia y a las luchas populares…

TeleSUR, lvm, JDO (2022-10-20). Lula reitera apoyo a libertad religiosa en Brasil. telesurtv.net "Mantengo el mismo respeto y el mismo compromiso que me motivó a apoyar estos logros del Pueblo Evangélico", subrayó Lula da Silva.

_____ (2022-10-19). Prime Week Walkouts Hit Amazon, From Air Hub To Delivery Station. popularresistance.org Amazon's vast distribution network is staggering. There's the invisible lacework of surveillance algorithms and artificial intelligence. There are the visible footprints: trucks, robots, hulking warehouses. | And then there are the workers. It takes more than a million people, most of them low-paid and grindingly exploited, to pick, sort, unload, ship, and deliver packages to customers' doors within days of an order. | Last week workers took aim at disrupting this symphony of human capital with walkouts at four distinct warehouse types in the company's logistics chain—a cross-dock near Chicago, a delivery s…

_____ (2022-10-19). Supreme Court Orders DOJ To Explain Why It Let Chevron Prosecute Me. popularresistance.org The US Supreme Court — whose conservative justices I've criticized as of late — has ordered President Biden's Department of Justice to explain why it allowed an oil company (Chevron) to prosecute and detain me in the first and only private prosecution in US history. This is a good news for our campaign to hold Chevron accountable for its mass industrial poisoning of Ecuador's Amazon and for the legal effort to enforce the $9.5 billion pollution judgement against the company won by Indigenous peoples whom I helped represent. | Biden and Attorney General Merrick Garland for almost two years have ignored…

_____ (2022-10-19). Haitians Intensify Protests Against Foreign Military Intervention. popularresistance.org On Monday October 17, under the banner of "Occupation is Over, Long Live Our New Independence," hundreds of thousands of Haitians flooded the streets across the country, demanding the unequivocal resignation of de-facto President Ariel Henry and rejecting his treasonous request for international military assistance to fight criminal gangs. Citizens organized massive demonstrations, marches and roadblocks in all ten departments of the country against Henry's decision, claiming that it would pave the way for another foreign military occupation of the country. | In the capital Port-au-Prince, thousands gathered at t…

_____ (2022-10-19). Shock: US Police Even Worse Than We Thought. popularresistance.org Police in the U.S. kill more than 1000 people every year but that doesn't tell the whole story. Lee Camp opens up about police brutality statistics and what they're hiding.

_____ (2022-10-19). Cuba: 60 Years Of The Missile Crisis. popularresistance.org This October, Cuba remembers the installation of Soviet nuclear missiles in Cuba, a decision that triggered one of the worst crises of the so-called Cold War. For several days, the world was on the brink of a war with incalculable consequences, which showed the will of the Cuban people to defend their sovereignty at any cost. | Sixty years after the crisis, Resumen Latinoamericano takes a look back at the days of terror in which the world was on the brink of World War III in an unprecedented nuclear conflict. | It isn't possible to understand the crisis without an in-depth analysis of the events in the US policy…

_____ (2022-10-19). Hashtag Activism And US Imperialism. popularresistance.org The abundance of "hashtag activism" has created a false sense of importance for the everyday individual being driven by weaponized empathy to speak out about a cause or injustice happening internationally. This false sense of importance, brought on by the use of hashtags as awareness, is ignited by already held biases about the colonized world, which inevitably leads to both overt and covert calls for western intervention to "save" whoever has been deemed needing of saving. | The use of hashtag activism has certainly all but replaced in-person community organizing. It has allowed an array of people across the cou…

_____ (2022-10-19). Doctors Renew Call For Assange's Release After COVID Infection. popularresistance.org Doctors For Assange sent a letter to United States Attorney General Merrick Garland and the United Kingdom Home Secretary Suella Braverman yet again expressing their concern about the deteriorating health of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. | The coalition of over 300 doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists, and other medical professionals have repeatedly called for Assange's release from Her Majesty's Prison Belmarsh in London and protested "health injustices" that have occurred as a result of the extradition case against him. | Worsening matters, as Doctors for Assange notes, is the fact that Assange tested posi…

_____ (2022-10-19). Voters Could Help Stem The Homelessness Crisis In L.A. popularresistance.org Los Angeles, California – After increasing nearly 25% between 2018 and 2020, the homeless population in the Los Angeles area has grown more slowly over the past two years. According to the latest count from the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, L.A. County's unhoused population grew from 66,436 in 2020 to 69,144 in 2022, an increase of 4.1%. While there are numerous reasons for this downtrend, government intervention has played an important role. Such measures as Project Roomkey, which used federal, state and local funds to keep more than 10,000 residents in hotels and motels during the Covid-19 pandemic,…

Brian Berletic (2022-10-19). Russian General Surovikin Speaks, Kherson Battle Looms, Drone/Missiles Strikes Continue. thealtworld.com Update on Russian military operations against Ukraine for October 19, 2022 | Russian missile and drone strikes continue for over a week, knocking out much of Ukraine's electric grid; | Ukraine is wasting precious small arms ammunition in failed attempts to counter Russian Geran-2 drones; | NATO claims it will send means to counter them nothing of substance actually revealed; | Russian forces continue to advance in Bakhmut, indicating Ukrainian forces are stretched too thin; | Russian General Surovikin is focused on the defense of Kherson which is being evacuated; | Fighti…

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-10-19). Iran FM dismisses again EU claims on giving Russia drones. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 19 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and Croatia's Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Gordan Grliƒá-Radman spoke by phone on Wednesday to discuss a variety of issues.

Staff (2022-10-19). EU to sanction 8 Iranian people, entities over drone claim. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 19 (MNA) — European Union governments have provisionally agreed to impose sanctions on eight people and entities over the accusation of delivering drones to Russia, which has strongly been rejected by Tehran.

TeleSUR, JCM (2022-10-19). Rusia continúa ataques contra sistemas de mando militar en Ucrania. telesurtv.net Las Fuerzas Armadas de Rusia han derribado 2.266 drones ucranianos en el transcurso de su operación militar especial en Ucrania, que inició el pasado mes de febrero.

Anonymous103 (2022-10-19). French Journalist Loses Her Job After Reporting Situation In Donbass. southfront.org Click to see full-size imageThe West is willing to do anything to prevent the reality about Ukraine from being revealed. | Written by The West continues to persecute journalists whose work reveals the reality of the Ukrainian situation. Recently, French filmmaker Anne-Laure Bonnel reported that she received threats and lost her job as a result of her work in…

Anonymous103 (2022-10-19). Legendary Russian Field Commander Strelkov Is Back To Front Lines. southfront.org Igor Strelkov became known after he headed the heroic defense of the city of Slavyansk in the Donbass in 2014. For several months, he and his comrades fought in complete encirclement against the enemy's vastly superior forces. The defenders actually had no heavy weapons. When all the avenues for defense were exhausted, and only a couple of ammunition magazines remained for one fighter, the unit under the Strelkov's command carried out a brilliant breakthrough of the encirclement and retr…

Anonymous103 (2022-10-19). In Video: 30th Separate Mechanized Brigade Of AFU Destroyed By Wagner Fighters In Donbass. southfront.org

Anonymous669 (2022-10-19). Russian Artillery Continue To Hunt Down Ukraine's U.S.-Made M777 Howitzers (Videos). southfront.org Ukrainian service members firing a M777 howitzer on an unspecified front in the Donbass region. Source: the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense. | The Russian Missile Troops and Artillery continue to hunt down U.S.-made M777 155 mm towed howitzers which were recently supplied to Ukraine. | On October 14, Russian sources shared a video documenting a successful Russian rocket strike on a Ukrainian M777 battery made up of three howitzers in the Zaporozhye region. The strike destroyed one of the howitzers and damaged…

SouthFront5 (2022-10-19). BREAKING: Martial Law Introduced In DPR, LPR, Kherson And Zaporizhzhia Regions Of Russia. southfront.org During the Russian Security Council, President Putin announced that martial law was introduced in the DNR, LNR, and Kherson and Zaporozhye regions of Russia. Heads of regions will be given additional powers to ensure security."Top officials must pay attention to the implementation of measures for anti-terrorist protection of critical facilities Putin" | Vladimir Putin said, "The Kiev regime has refused to negotiate and continues to shell new Russian territories using terrorist methods." | Putin also d…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-10-19). Executive Order Introducing Martial Law in the DPR, LPR, Zaporozhye and Kherson Regions. libya360.wordpress.com Russia has introduced emergency measures due to the continued threat posed by Ukraine and the need for a more efficient response to it, President Vladimir Putin announced on Wednesday. Speaking at a meeting of the National Security Council, Putin said he had signed several documents detailing the policy changes. He also reiterated accusations against Kiev,…

Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J.S. Davies (2022-10-19). Biden's Broken Promise to Avoid War with Russia May Kill Us All. towardfreedom.org The United States and NATO's escalating war with Russia in Ukraine has raised the danger of nuclear war to a level that U.S. President Joe Biden has compared to the 1962 Cuban missile crisis. Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J.S. Davies explore how Biden and his allies have made decisions to keep escalating the war, despite the danger that the Ukraine conflict will lead to nuclear war.

DLI (2022-10-19). UCS(Union of Concerned Scientists) article highlights Big Lie on N. Korea's nuclear aims. indybay.org The Summer 2022 issue of UCS Catalyst Quarterly highlighted a Big Lie on the dangers of North Korea's Nuclear Capabilities.

Anand Naidoo (2022-10-19). The Heat: Cuban Missile Crisis 60 Years Later. america.cgtn.com October, 1962. For 13 days the United States and Soviet Union came perilously close to nuclear war. We look back at lessons learned and how both superpowers managed to avoid a human catastrophe. Sixty years ago, the world was on the brink of nuclear war …

Peter Maiden (2022-10-19). Fresno Protest Against the Threat of Nuclear War. indybay.org On Friday, October 14, Fresno pacifists joined protesters in cities across the country calling for an end to the threat of nuclear war.

____ (2022-10-19). IAEA chief explains status of talks to remove Iran sanctions. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 19 (MNA) — The Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Wednesday responded to a question about the negotiations on the removal of anti-Iran sanctions.

Anonymous103 (2022-10-19). Military Situation In Ukraine On October 19, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org Russia struck the 92nd Mechanised Brigade of the AFU near Kharkov with high-precision missiles; | Russia struck the 60th Infantry Brigade of the AFU near Nikolayev with high-precision missiles; | Russia struck Ukrainian positions near Gulyaypole with high-precision missiles; | Russia struck Ukrainian positions near Yakovlevka with high-precision missiles; | Russia struck Ukrainian positions near Bereznegovatoye with high-precision missiles; | The Russian Army replled Ukr…

Anonymous103 (2022-10-19). Overview On October 19: Bloody Day For Ukraine On Kherson Front Lines. southfront.org US-made M113 APC captured by Russian paratroopers in the Kherson region. | On the morning of October 19, the Armed Forces of Ukraine launched again offensive operations on the front lines in the Kherson region. The main strike of the AFU was aimed at breaking through Russian defences along the right bank 0f the Dnieper River. At the same time, Ukrainian forces attempted to advance on the western front lines in the region and fierce clashes broke out near D…

SouthFront5 (2022-10-19). Evacuation Started In Kherson. southfront.org Evacuations began this morning in the city of Kherson, the capital of the former Kherson region of Ukraine, which was recently annexed to Russia. | The evacuation followed immediately after yesterday's appeal to the population by the Head of the region Saldo and an interview given by the Russian Commander, General Surovikin. | Residents of the right bank of the Dnipro River are being moved to the other side, where temporary accommodation facilities are deployed. The administration publishes recommendations for ev…

Caitlin Johnstone (2022-10-19). The Most Powerful Weapon The West Gave Ukraine: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix. thealtworld.com

Dave DeCamp (2022-10-19). Lockheed Martin Gets Contracts to Replace HIMARS Sent to Ukraine. news.antiwar.com The Pentagon has awarded Lockheed Martin with $179 million in contracts to replace High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) and Guided Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (GMLRS) that it has sent to Ukraine from its own stockpiles, Defense News reported Wednesday. The US has delivered Ukraine 16 HIMARS launchers from its stockpiles and pledged to purchase 18 to …

Anonymous103 (2022-10-19). U.S. Regime Now Applies Maximum Brutality to the Ukrainian People. southfront.org

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-10-19). Thailand: US-Backed Opposition's Violence Intimidates Critics, Paves Way for Regime Change. libya360.wordpress.com The US-backed opposition in Thailand replicates in many ways the violence and intimidation the US sponsored in Ukraine from 2014 onward just as Ukraine is meant as a proxy against Russia a US client regime in Thailand would transform the country into a proxy against China. An alarming incident of violence where a…

Anonymous103 (2022-10-19). Military Situation In Southern Ukraine On October 19, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org

Dmitri Kovalevich (2022-10-19). Ukrainian Nationalists Have Long History of Anti-Semitism which the Soviet Union Tried to Combat. covertactionmagazine.com While Ivy League professors equate the Soviet Union with Nazi Germany, the Soviets fought the Nazis and ended violent anti-Jewish pogroms—which now threaten to return. The July 21, 2022, issue of London Review of Books published an essay by Abigail Green reviewing Jeffrey Veidlinger's books In the Midst of Civilised Europe: The Pogroms of 1918-21 …

_____ (2022-10-19). The Decision of OPEC+, the Anger of the USA and the Reactions of the Media in the Middle East. journal-neo.org The enthusiasm of some Americans to punish Saudi Arabia for voting in favor of the OPEC+ decision to cut oil production by 2 million barrels on October 5 in Vienna seems similar to the excitement associated with sanctions against Russia over Ukraine, according to the Saudi newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat. This is one of the opinions …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-10-19). Russian Defence Ministry Report on the Progress of the Special Military Operation in Ukraine (19 October 2022). libya360.wordpress.com The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue the special military operation. üí• In the past 24 hours, the Russian Armed Forces have continued launching attacks by high-precision long-range air- and sea-based armament at the military control and energy systems of Ukraine. All the assigned targets have been neutralised. üí• The Russian troops delivered a fire strike…

Dana Sanchez (2022-10-19). Lockheed Martin Stock Spikes 9 Percent On Demand For 'Classified Programs' And Ukraine War. moguldom.com Defense contractor Lockheed Martin saw its stock jump almost 9 percent after delivering solid third-quarter earnings results Tuesday in its largest post-earnings jump in a decade. The No. 1 U.S. weapons maker in the U.S., Lockheed reported in April that it was seeing increased demand for missile defense systems from around the world after Russia …

Dave DeCamp (2022-10-19). Ukraine Aid May Be More Difficult to Pass in Republican-Controlled House. news.antiwar.com House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) suggested on Tuesday that major Ukraine aid may be more difficult to pass if the House is controlled by Republicans after the upcoming mid-term elections. "I think people are gonna be sitting in a recession and they're not going to write a blank check to Ukraine. They just won't …

Andrew Korybko (2022-10-19). Israel's Refusal To Arm Kiev Discredits Five Western Narratives About The Ukrainian Conflict. thealtworld.com

Dave DeCamp (2022-10-19). American Advisor to Ukraine Commander Thinks Russia Wants Talks to Return to '2014 Lines'. news.antiwar.com Dan Rice, an American serving as an advisor to the commander of Ukraine's armed forces, told CNN's Outfront on Tuesday that he believes Russia is looking to negotiate to return to positions it controlled before the February 24 invasion. Rice made the comments when discussing Russia's strikes on Ukrainian infrastructure and outlining what weapons he …

____ (2022-10-19). Situation in special military operation area can be described as tense: Russian commander in Ukraine. ecns.cn The situation in the zone of the special military operation can be described as tense, commander of Russia's joint group of forces in Ukraine Sergey Surovikin told media on Tuesday.

Julia Conley (2022-10-19). People of Ukraine Collectively Awarded EU's Highest Human Rights Prize. commondreams.org "This award is for those Ukrainians fighting on the ground. For those who have been forced to flee. For those who have lost relatives and friends. For all those who stand up and fight for what they believe in."

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-10-19). Iran's definite stance is to oppose war: Raeisi to Duda. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 19 (MNA) — Poland and Iran presidents held a phone call on Wednesday to discuss strengthening bilateral relations and the Ukraine conflict.

Russiancouncil.ru (2022-10-19). Russian and Armenian Experts Discussed Promising Paths for the EAEU in the New International Context. russiancouncil.ru On October 19, 2022, the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) in cooperation with Integration and Development Organization and the Eurasian Expert Club held a roundtable titled "Promising Directions of the EAEU Development in the New Environment and New Opportunities for Collaboration with Other Partners in the Context of Their Transforming Foreign Economic Strategies."

Bruce Lerro (2022-10-19). Are Socialists Going to Let Neoliberals Define Fascism? dissidentvoice.org Orientation The linear political spectrum is bankrupt! How does it explain why socialist China is making alliances with capitalist Russia and even with fundamentalist Saudi Arabia? Why is it that so-called socialist Social Democrats support imperialist United States rather than socialist China? Why is it that right-wing fundamentalist states like India and Brazil are supporting …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-10-19). China: Xi Gets Ready for the Final Countdown. libya360.wordpress.com Pepe Escobar What drives China and Russia is that sooner rather than later they will be ruling the Heartland. President Xi Jinping's 1h45min speech at the opening of the 20th Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing was an absorbing exercise of recent past informing near…

Anonymous103 (2022-10-19). Military Situation In Syria On October 19, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org On October 19, the Russian Ministry of Defense recorded no hostilities and ceasefire violations in the Idlib region in the past 24 hours; | On October 19, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in Al-Ankawi village; | On October 18, Turkish tanks and APCs were deployed in Kafr Jannah and at the entrance to Qatma; | On October 18, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in al-Barah village; | On October 18, the SDF arrested several ISI…

Marwa Osman (2022-10-19). US -Saudi Dispute EscalatesMES EP. 180. thealtworld.com A new chapter of tension came across the relations between Washington and Riyadh, after Saudi Arabia adopted the decision of the recent "OPEC +" forum to reduce oil production by two million barrels per day, starting from the first of November. Amid the loud attack launched by the US against Saudi Arabia, describing the decision to reduce oil production as a political support of Russia, and a source of a new burden on global inflation, Saudi Arabia denied these allegations, which it described as emotional statements to influence the US midterm elections. | This new rift came in the midst of an "energy nightmare"

Ben Norton (2022-10-19). EU confesses 'our prosperity was based on China & Russia': cheap energy, low-paid labor, big market. multipolarista.com EU foreign-policy chief Josep Borrell confessed the West's neoliberal economic model was "based on cheap energy coming from Russia," "access to the big China market," and low-paid Chinese workers. Europe has now lost that, and is thus in crisis.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-10-19). Europe Under Control of the U.S. Mafia. libya360.wordpress.com Margaret Kimberley Who benefits from the sabotage of the Nord Stream pipelines which connect Germany to natural gas in Russia? The U.S. has the means, motive, and opportunity and was publicly opposed to the project for many years. Yet the crime victims are strangely silent about identifying the probable perpetrator. "And ultimately this is also a…

Editor (2022-10-19). In neocolonial rant, EU says Europe is 'garden' superior to rest of world's barbaric 'jungle'. mronline.org EU foreign-policy chief Josep Borrell showed the West's neocolonial mentality claiming "the world needs Europe" as a "beacon" and beautiful "garden" to civilize the barbarous "jungle" in the Global South. He also called for regime change to create a "post-Putin Russia."

_____ (2022-10-19). Response to Western Gas Terrorism. journal-neo.org At the recent Russian Energy Week (REW) forum, Russian leader Vladimir Putin made it clear that there is no doubt today that the Nord Stream incident is an act of international terrorism in its newest form. The aim of the attack was to undermine the energy security of the entire continent, cynically blocking the access …

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-10-19). US fighter jets intercept two Russian bombers near Alaska. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 19 (MNA) — The Tu-95 bombers were intercepted after "entering and operating within the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone," NORAD said in a statement…

Staff (2022-10-19). Germany should be embarrassed by its past behavior. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 19 (MNA) — Iran's chargé d'affaires in London reacted to the German envoy's baseless claims about Iran's arms assistance to Russia, saying that Germany should be embarrassed by its past behavior.

Staff (2022-10-19). 10 terrorists killed in Russia Aerospace Forces strike. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 19 (MNA) — Russia's Aerospace Forces on Monday killed up to 10 terrorists in Idlib that were involved in shooting at Syrian military positions, said Acting Deputy Head of Russia's Center for Reconciliation of the Opposing Sides in Syria.

Scorinoco (2022-10-19). Canadian Parliamentary Delegation to Taiwan Province, Another Dangerous Anti-China Provocation. orinocotribune.com

Dave DeCamp (2022-10-19). Blinken Claims China Wants to Take Taiwan On a 'Much Faster Timeline'. news.antiwar.com Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday claimed that China is looking to take Taiwan "on a much faster timeline" and accused Beijing of wanting to change the status quo across the Taiwan Strait. Blinken didn't provide evidence for the claim but insisted that there's "been a change in the approach from Beijing toward Taiwan …

____ (2022-10-19). Four county-level cities in China listed as large cities. ecns.cn According to data released by the State Council of China, four county-level cities have been included on the list of large cities in China.

____ (2022-10-19). Researchers design AI-Chemist system to facilitate chemical experiments. ecns.cn Chinese researchers have presented an artificial intelligence (AI) system to facilitate chemical research and experiments, Wednesday's edition of China Science Daily reported.

SP Editor (2022-10-19). Taiwan and U.S. Tensions With China Pose 'Serious' Challenges for Chip Industry. scheerpost.com By Sarah Wu | Reuters HSINCHU, Taiwan, Oct 19 (Reuters) Rising Taiwan-China and U.S.-China tensions have brought "more serious" challenges for the semiconductor industry, the chairman of Taiwanese chipmaker TSMC (2330.TW) said on Wednesday. Taiwan is a major producer of chips used in everything from cars and smartphones to data centres and fighter jets, and Taiwan Semiconductor …

____ (2022-10-19). Chinese path gives world 'new choice'. ecns.cn Since the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949, generations of Chinese people have sought to realize the country's modernization.

WSWS (2022-10-19). US, Japan conduct large-scale military exercises in Hokkaido. wsws.org The exercises, the largest in Japan involving US Marines, were above all aimed at preparing for war against China on Taiwan.

____ (2022-10-19). Chinese firms geared up for massive Canton Fair. ecns.cn Organizers of the China Import and Export Fair, also known as the Canton Fair, have launched a supply and purchase matchmaking event for leading multinational enterprises in order to help Chinese export-oriented businesses better make deals with global buyers.

____ (2022-10-19). Xi chairs 2nd meeting of 20th CPC National Congress presidium. ecns.cn Xi Jinping presides over the second meeting of the presidium of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 18, 2022.

____ (2022-10-19). Restorers devoted to document protection in NE China. ecns.cn Restorers repair damaged documents at the Harbin Archives Bureau in Harbin, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, Oct. 18, 2022.

____ (2022-10-19). China's first virtual Earth laboratory enters operation officially. ecns.cn China's first virtual Earth laboratory for the simulation of climate, environmental, ecological, Earth and space weather systems, which can predict climate and environment variability, mitigate natural disasters more effectively, was officially put into operation on Monday.

____ (2022-10-19). Field of pink muhly grass attracts visitors to Nanjing. ecns.cn Visitors pose for photos at a field of pink muhly grass at Sanqiao wetland park in Nanjing, east China's Jiangsu Province, Oct. 18, 2022.

____ (2022-10-19). Two giant pandas head for Qatar. ecns.cn Two giant pandas left Ya'an Base for Qatar for a cooperation program on the research and protection on Tuesday. This is the first giant panda cooperation program between China and the Middle East.

____ (2022-10-19). Sinopec discovers shale natural gas reserves in Sichuan. ecns.cn Energy giant Sinopec announced on Tuesday that it has discovered shale natural gas reserves in Southwest China's Sichuan Basin with a confirmed volume of 387.8 billion cubic meters and potential daily output of 258,600 cubic meters.

____ (2022-10-19). Experts: LPR may edge down further. ecns.cn China's benchmark rate for bank lending still has room to decline during the rest of the year as the central bank's latest open market operations signaled that an accommodative policy stance may continue to buoy economic recovery.

____ (2022-10-19). Int'l journalists share views on congress. ecns.cn Journalists from around the world are closely following the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China to better understand the country's achievements, past and future challenges as well as efforts in epidemic control and anti-corruption.

____ (2022-10-19). China launches cold region electric riverboat. ecns.cn A cold region electric riverboat has been launched on a tributary of northeast China's Songhua River, according to the China Science Daily on Tuesday.

____ (2022-10-19). China's first photonic chip production line to be ready in 2023: media report. ecns.cn China's first production line for "multi-material and cross-size" photonic chips, or integrated optical circuits, will be completed in Beijing in 2023, a development that's expected to fill a gap in the nation's top-level manufacturing.

____ (2022-10-19). Two giant pandas leave China for Qatar as part of protection, research cooperation. ecns.cn Two giant pandas "Sihai" and "Jingjing" left the China Protect Daxiongmao Research Center Ya'an Bifeng Valley Base in Southwest China's Sichuan Province on Tuesday afternoon, starting their journey to Qatar.

____ (2022-10-19). 400-year-old bell found in Quanzhou. ecns.cn A bell of the Ming Dynasty was found in the Tonghuai temple of Guan Yu and Yue Fei in Quanzhou, southeast China's Fujian Province, according to local authorities on Tuesday.

____ (2022-10-19). 'Chinese modernization' written into key CPC congress report. ecns.cn Chinese modernization, a key term defining China's journey to rejuvenation, has for the first time been written into a report to the national congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), the world's largest Marxist governing party.

____ (2022-10-19). Panda pair land in new home in Qatar. ecns.cn Two giant pandas arrived at Hamad International Airport in Doha, capital of Qatar on Wednesday morning, on a special flight from China. They are expected to remain in Qatar for 15 years.

____ (2022-10-19). Leaders hail China-Uganda relations in past 60 years. ecns.cn Xi made the remark as he exchanged congratulatory messages with Museveni on Tuesday on the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

____ (2022-10-19). Stress on industry seen lifting economy. ecns.cn China's emphasis on developing the real economy and advancing new industrialization is expected to lay a solid foundation for long-term economic growth and boost the country's core competitiveness globally despite downward pressures and uncertainties both at home and abroad"ÄÇ…

____ (2022-10-19). Press center for 20th CPC National Congress hosts press conference. ecns.cn Journalists attend a press conference via video link in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 19, 2022. The press center for the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) hosted the press conference.

____ (2022-10-19). Giant Titan Arums fruit at National Botanical Garden. ecns.cn A giant Titan Arum, also called "corpse flower", fruits at China's National Botanical Garden in Beijing, Oct. 19, 2022. This is the first time that the plant has produced fruit in China.

Binoy Kampmark (2022-10-19). Feeble and Invisible: Sports Protests at the Qatar FIFA World Cup. dissidentvoice.org Sports stars are often adored like dumb show animals, suitably pretty, happily disposed to the cause they are paid for. For the FIFA Men's World Cup being held in Qatar next month, football can count on the face of former English star David Beckham as its prized animal. This month, the principle-free player signed a …

Rania Khalek (2022-10-19). KKK Prison Guard Gang Tried to Kill Inmate, 2 Prisoners Saved His Life—Now They Fight for Freedom. thealtworld.com Indiana political prisoners Christopher "Naeem" Trotter and John "Balagoon" Cole fought back against a gang of KKK-aligned guards, the "Sons of Light," in a 1985 prison rebellion, and tried to save someone's life. They were then sentenced to 142 and 84 years in prison. | Too Black, communications representative for the Defense Committee to Free Pendleton 2, poet, organizer & host of the Black Myths Podcast, explains what happened and how to get Naeem and Balagoon free after 37 years of wrongful incarceration, including signing on to this petition.

David Cronin (2022-10-19). Belgium wields terror law to shield Israel's war industry. electronicintifada.net Case against man accused of damaging weapons plant taken up by Brussels prosecutor.

Vijay Prashad (2022-10-19). When Will the Stars Shine Again in Burkina Faso? orinocotribune.com By Vijay Prashad Oct 13, 2022 | On 30 September 2022, Captain Ibrahim Traoré

Anonymous103 (2022-10-19). Kiev Forces Shelled Donetsk With Incendiary Weapons. southfront.org

Editor (2022-10-19). From Churchill to NATO: How the West built and empowered Italian fascism. mronline.org This year is the centenary of the March on Rome, the coup that brought Mussolini's fascist party to power in Italy in 1922.

WSWS (2022-10-19). Senate bill gives Pentagon wartime procurement powers. wsws.org Leading senators have introduced a bill removing major peacetime limitations on arms purchases by the Pentagon and procuring missiles in wartime quantities.

Staff (2022-10-19). Cuba solicita ser la sede del Mundial de Dominó 2023. cubadebate.cu Eric Gutiérrez Rodríguez, director de recreación física del Inder, informó que Cuba solicitó la sede del Campeonato Mundial de Dominó de 2023. "De nuestra propuesta salió el interés de que Varadero sea la venidera sede y que el número de participantes sea mayor que el campeonato organizado por República Dominicana, de unos 150 participantes".

Editor (2022-10-19). Massive demonstrations taking place in the main European Capitals. mronline.org This weekend anti-government rallies toured the capitals of several countries of the European Union simultaneously. The most massive demonstrations gathered in Berlin, opposite the Bundestag building, as well as in the center of Prague.

Staff (2022-10-19). Iran's export to EU sees 31% hike: Eurostat. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 19 (MNA) — The volume of Iran's export to the European Union (EU) has seen a 31 percent surge, Eurostat has reported.

Derrick Crowe (2022-10-19). Elevance Earnings Report is Grotesque Display of Corporate Profiteering. peoplesaction.org Elevance Health's CEO Took Home $17 Million in 2020, Same Year It Was Charged With a Multi-Million-Dollar Antitrust Settlement WASHINGTON, D.C.—People's Action today released a statement by Health Care for All Campaign Director Aija Nemer-Aanerud in response to Elevance Health's quarterly earnings report, which showed a profit of $2.3 billion: "In a grotesque display of …

Dana Sanchez (2022-10-19). No One is Excited To Spend Real Money In Meta's Fake Metaverse: What Went Wrong? moguldom.com The Facebook social network changed the way people communicate, and its main products — Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp — are used by more than 3.5 billion people a month, equivalent to about half the world's population. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg realized that the network was being taken over by middle-aged and aging people who use …

Editor (2022-10-19). Cashing in on carbon capture: How Big Oil will spend our money. mronline.org Big Oil stands to pocket billions in taxpayer dollars by way of carbon capture, their latest climate scam. Here's how they'll do it.

Editor (2022-10-19). Senate Looks To Give Taiwan $10 Billion in Military Aid. scheerpost.com

Press Associates (2022-10-19). Amazon Labor Union's Chris Smalls: 'We shocked the world'. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Despite "no resources, no money, no guidance" and no mainstream media exposure, "we shocked the world" by defeating behemoth Amazon in the JFK8 union recognition election on Staten Island, Amazon Labor Union co-founder Chris Smalls says. And the independent union's win "shocked the labor movement, the country and most important of all the billionaires" determined …

Dave DeCamp (2022-10-19). US Ambassador to UN Proposes Military Intervention in Haiti. news.antiwar.com At the UN on Monday, the US and Mexico said they are preparing a resolution to authorize military intervention in Haiti to help the government deal with protesters and armed groups that are calling for Prime Minister Ariel Henry's resignation. US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield made the announcement at an emergency Security Council …

Jason Ditz (2022-10-19). Iraq Rejects US Threats, Backs Saudis on Oil Production. news.antiwar.com Generations of warfare and propping up client states were supposed to give the US broad OPEC production is focused on profits, and the

Peter Certo (2022-10-19). In OtherWords: October 19, 2022. otherwords.org Just weeks out of the midterms, inflation and immigration keep showing up atop the issues voters are most concerned about. | Republicans appear set to benefit from both. But this week in OtherWords, I look at what experts are saying about the GOP's approach to inflation and find… little of substance! In fact, their usual move — tax cuts for the rich and powerful — will actually make inflation worse. Are Democrats offering an alternative? | Meanwhile, Shailly Gupta Barnes reports from a recent visit to Texas on how cynical politicians are weaponizing immigration for political advantage. But turning a…

Peter Certo (2022-10-19). Republican 'Solutions' Will Make Inflation Worse. otherwords.org My wife and I recently had the tremendous misfortune of needing to buy a car. Car prices, you may know, There are now rumblings of a gradual decline, but rising interest rates will likely offset any savings. So with our beloved but rickety 2006 Altima facing another cruel Midwestern winter alone, we bit the bullet and bought a newer used car before those rates could get any higher. | For us it was the capstone of a year we spent, like anyone else, shelling out more for gas, groceries, and everything else. It's…

Dean Baker (2022-10-19). How Corporate Media Help GOP Spread Inflation Misinformation. commondreams.org The insistence, that inflation is the only economic issue voters care about, reminds me of the situation a quarter century ago when there was a big push by Republicans, and many Democrats, to cut and/or privatize Social Security.

Paul Craig Roberts (2022-10-19). Are Gold and Silver Money? thealtworld.com Former Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke answers no. | And so do America's youth. Awhile back I posted videos of a podcaster who would offer Americans a one-ounce gold coin worth approximately $1,800 for one piece of chewing gum, only to be refused. The youth, who pay with credit cards, not with cash, think money is digital. Consequently a bitcoin is worth many times the value of a gold coin despite the fact that a bitcoin's value is nebulous and can decline thousands of dollars in a day. | And, apparently, gold and silver are not money for people worried about inflation that is allegedly so serious that the Fede…

WSWS (2022-10-19). French police assault workers marching against inflation and in support of refinery strike. wsws.org Over 300,000 workers and youth marched yesterday in France in a day of action protesting inflation and the Macron government's attempts to crush a nationwide refinery strike.

John Bachtell (2022-10-19). Republicans blame Biden for inflation, but their economic record is the real disaster. peoplesworld.org If the GOP successfully captures the U.S. House of Representatives, they will shut down the government, causing incalculable economic and social damage to go along with damage to democratic institutions. And that's not hyperbole. Just take their word for it. The GOP election platform, the Commitment to America, supported by GOP leadership, calls for making …

Anis Chowdhury (2022-10-19). Stop worshiping central banks. mronline.org Preoccupied with enhancing their own 'credibility' and reputations, central banks (CBs) are again driving the world economy into recession, financial turmoil and debt crises.

____ (2022-10-19). U.S. recession 100% certain within 12 months: Bloomberg economic model. ecns.cn The U.S. economy falling into recession within the next 12 months is a virtual certainty, according to the New York Post, citing Bloomberg Economics forecast model released on Monday.

WSWS (2022-10-19). Wall Street cheers the prospect of mass unemployment. wsws.org Following a Bloomberg report that a US recession is virtually certain in the next 12 months, according to its economic model projections, stocks on Wall Street surged for the second day in a row after taking a battering in the recent period.

Staff (2022-10-19). Death toll of terrorist clashes in NW Syria risen to 58. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 19 (MNA) — At least 48 terrorists and 10 civilians were killed in clashes between the armed terrorist groups in the northwest of Syria.

WSWS (2022-10-19). Sri Lankan petroleum workers strike against privatisation, defying essential services laws. wsws.org About 4,000 Ceylon Petroleum Cooperation workers joined the action, but the trade unions halted it at noon, bowing to the government's threats.

Shailly Gupta Barnes (2022-10-19). The War on Immigrants Is a War on All Poor and Low-Income Americans. otherwords.org

Anonymous103 (2022-10-19). Military Situation In Iraq On October 19, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-10-19). RAND: How the US Planned the War and Energy Crisis. libya360.wordpress.com Philippe Rosenthal The Rand Corporation think tank, which has 1,8 employees and a budget of $ 3 million, has the official objective ´ of improving policies and decision-making through research and analysis ª. It is mainly linked to the American Department of Defense [ Pentagon ] and is famous for having been influential in the…

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2022-10-19). Hiding Behind a Mask of Genteel Humanism, Canada's Prime Minister Sells Out His People to Corporate Interests and Eagerly Participates in U.S. Imperialistic Wars Around the Globe. covertactionmagazine.com Canadian liberal Prime-Minister Justin Trudeau surprised many with his ruthless suppression of the truckers protest in Ottawa last winter. But anyone who was surprised just hasn't been paying attention. [This article continues CAM's series on Canada and its ties to the U.S. empire.—Editors] Canada's Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (2015-present) gained notoriety last year for …

Mark Gruenberg (2022-10-19). Amazon Labor Union vows to fight on at Albany warehouse. peoplesworld.org ALBANY, N,Y.—The independent grass-roots Amazon Labor Union, which gained world attention for breaking through the warehousing giant's anti-worker anti-union lawbreaking at a large Staten Island, N.Y., plant, vows to continue its fight after similar rampant company labor law violations cost it the election at the firm's Albany, N.Y., warehouse. And Amazon not only skewed the …

____ (2022-10-19). COVID-19 research offers hope for cancer treatment. ecns.cn Pioneers of the research that led to one of the first COVID-19 vaccines say breakthroughs made in their studies could point the way toward developing a potential vaccine against cancer before the end of the decade.

WSWS (2022-10-19). Up to 20 arrests at Sysco picket line in Plympton, Massachusetts. wsws.org Plympton and Marshfield police officers outside the Sysco warehouse loaded multiple people into the back of a police van in the predawn hours of October 17. Thirty to police officers have patrolled the picket line since the strike by 300 members of Teamsters Local 653 began October 1.

Imperial.ac.uk (2022-10-19). Ion beam cancer therapy facility gets a £2m development boost. imperial.ac.uk Researchers aiming to make cheaper, more flexible ion beam therapy for cancer treatment a reality have been awarded £2m to develop their plans.

Staff (2022-10-19). Talk World Radio: Rashid Khalidi on The Hundred Years' War on Palestine. davidswanson.org

____ (2022-10-19). Guideline addresses care for elderly. ecns.cn The government will fully respect the wishes of the elderly and their families in terms of the provision of visitations according to practical situations and an awareness of potential risks, it said.

Trailing Ellamae (2022-10-19). Navajo Woman Walks to Washington so Missing Aunt Will Not Be Forgotten. indybay.org Seraphine Warren arrived in Washington DC in time for Indigenous Peoples Day, after having walked all the way from Sweetwater, Arizona, on the Navajo Nation, a trek of over 2,500 miles. She set out to raise awareness about the failures of government agencies and law enforcement in handling the MMIW, Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women, terror on the reservations. This terror struck Seraphine Warren's family when her beloved Auntie Ella Mae Begay went missing.

WSWS (2022-10-19). IMF warns of global financial disorder. wsws.org The IMF's new report suggests almost a third of developing countries could become insolvent in a global downturn.

WSWS (2022-10-19). Build rank-and-file power to fight layoffs and concessions! wsws.org UAW presidential candidate Will Lehman called for the mass mobilization of autoworkers to fight the attacks on jobs at Stellantis Warren Truck Assembly and other auto plants.

Associated Press (2022-10-19). Need student loan relief? Apply now before Republicans try to kill Biden's program. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON (AP)—President Joe Biden on Monday officially kicked off the application process for his student debt cancellation program, opening the door for millions of Americans to apply for up to $20,000 in forgiveness. The Biden administration touts it as a simple, straightforward application that should only take about five minutes. The Biden administration faces a growing number …

David Penner (2022-10-19). The Cult of the Branch Covidian and the Banality of Evil. dissidentvoice.org Everyone is the other and no one is himself. — Martin Heidegger, Being and Time, 1927 The Branch Covidian putsch is the most heinous crime ever perpetrated in the history of medicine, and some would argue, in the history of the world. Its success is attributable to the strong presence of Nazi bioethics within the …

Anonymous587 (2022-10-19). Americans Created Cool New Virus. Is 80 Percent Mortality Guaranteed For Us? southfront.org Boston scientists have found out… | Researchers at Boston University created a new strain of COVID-19 in efforts to examine the role of a specific protein associated with the omicron variant. | The omicron variant is highly transmissible, even in those who have been fully vaccinated. Omicron's spike or "S" protein has an unusually large amount of mutations and is considered by researchers to be the major driver of traits specific to omicron. With that in mind, the Department of Biochemistry at the Boston Uni…

Johanna Kichton (2022-10-19). Sen. Bernie Sanders Joins People's Action Campaign to Fight Corporate Insurers. peoplesaction.org Tens of Millions of Claims Denied Each Year; Care Over Cost Campaign Helps People Appeal and Win Unjust Claims Denials Contact: Johanna Kichton, press@peoplesaction.org, 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People's Action today hosted a livestream event along with Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., to promote its Care Over Cost campaign to help people get the care they deserve by …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-10-19). Haiti Invasion a Testing Ground for U.S. Imperialism's Conduct in the Age of Climate Collapse. libya360.wordpress.com Rainer Shea The "intervention" in Haiti that the U.S. is using false "humanitarian" pretexts to gain international support for is a fulfillment of the prediction which a 2019 Pentagon report made: that as climate disruption intensifies, Washington will carry out military operations in the places which are most impacted. The report, titled Implications of Climate Change for…

Staff (2022-10-19). Momentum is building for the March for Return and Liberation: Join us in Brussels! samidoun.net From the streets of Brussels, to Wuppertal and Berlin, to Paris and Toulouse and Amsterdam, the word is spreading on the streets and in our communities: Join us for the grand march on 29 October 2022 as we raise up our collective voices for Palestinian Liberation! Join the March for Return and Liberation in Brussels, …

Orinoco Tribune 2 (2022-10-19). Ukes, Kooks & Spooks: #NAFO. orinocotribune.com

The Lever (2022-10-19). üéß LEVER TIME: How Bankruptcy Became Corporations' Get-Out-Of-Jail-Free Card. levernews.com In the new episode of our weekly podcast Lever Time,

_____ (2022-10-19). The United States and Britain continue secret biological research in Central Asia. journal-neo.org Despite numerous publications about military research in secret US biology laboratories in…

Johanna Kichton (2022-10-19). Sen. Bernie Sanders Joins People's Action Campaign to Fight Corporate InsurersÔøº. peoplesaction.org Tens of Millions of Claims Denied Each Year; Care Over Cost Campaign Helps People Appeal and Win Unjust Claims Denials Contact: Johanna Kichton, press@peoplesaction.org, 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People's Action today hosted a livestream event along with Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., to promote its Care Over Cost campaign to help people get the care they deserve by …

Frank Cappello (2022-10-19). üéß LEVER TIME PREMIUM: The Assault On Veterans. levernews.com Read the full story: | Sign up now to read the full story and get access to all paid posts. | Already have an account? |

Gustavo A. Maranges (2022-10-19). Brazil: Lula Goes For Popular Support While Bolsonaro Embraces Hate. orinocotribune.com By Gustavo A. Maranges — Oct 13, 2022 | Only 15 days after the first round of the presidential election in Brazil, the political scenario of the South American giant is becoming increasingly complex. The result of the first round has undoubtedly encouraged the ultra-conservative and ultra-right forces behind Jair Bolsonaro. Meanwhile, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has turned his attention completely to the most disadvantaged sectors of the country. | In this short period, hate speech and racist and violent attacks from ultra-right sector has increased compared to the first round campaign. Therefore, Bolsonaro n…

Staff (2022-10-19). Albertsons and Kroger Merger a Win for Private Equity and Loss for Workers. cepr.net Regulators must halt payment of this special dividend both because its payment will unfairly enrich its former PE owners and because payment of the dividend will set Albertsons up for failure and increase the probability that the merger with Kroger will be approved.

Fvorinoco (2022-10-19). Eviction of a Mapuche Community: Secrets of Operation Mascardi. orinocotribune.com On Tuesday, October 4th, seven Mapuche women were arrested having had their rights and guarantees violated by a unified command of federal security forces and the Río Negro police in an eviction procedure. The police force was specifically created in order to evict a Mapuche community from their 2017 territorial claims in the Nahuel Huapi National Park, south of Bariloche. Simultaneously, the mega-operation ignored the will of the Bishopric of San Isidro and other national public bodies not to carry out evictions in six of those nine plots claimed by the Mapuche-Tehuelche community, as recorded in the files of th…

Dana Sanchez (2022-10-19). White Collar Crime: Top European Deutsche Bank Raided For 2nd Time By Agents In Tax Probe. moguldom.com More than 114 German officers raided Deutsche Bank headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, on Oct. 18, along with the homes of 10 suspects including former co-CEO Juergen Fitschen, as part of an ongoing tax fraud investigation that started in 2017. One of Europe's biggest tax scandals, the investigation involves controversial Cum-Ex transactions. Some of the world's …

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-10-19). Economist Magazine Says It's Time for Joe Biden to Help Legalize Cocaine. moguldom.com Many outspoken advocates have been calling for the federal government to legalize marijuana for years, but now some are calling on President Joe Biden to legalize cocaine. "The Economist" magazine and Columbia President Gustavo Petro are among the advocates for the latter. The publication made its case for legalization in an article published on Wednesday, Oct. 12 …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-10-19). Environmental Racism is Poisoning the Waters in the US. libya360.wordpress.com Natalia Marques In several cities across the United States, residents struggle with system-wide neglect of water systems and the failure of the government to provide access to what is arguably the most essential resource. Thousands of people in US cities have been left without access to clean water. Communities say institutional racism is to blame…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-10-19). Bolsonaro Pedophilia Crisis Engulfs Re-Election Bid and Allies. libya360.wordpress.com Brasilwire Five days into the worst crisis to hit Bolsonaro's re-election campaign, what emerged on social networks at the weekend is now a full blown media scandal and imminent, serious, criminal investigation. On Monday Bolsonaro called it "worst 24 hours of his life". Signs are that it will last a lot longer than that. It's the…

Staff (2022-10-19). Ophelia to go on screen at Yerevan Shakespeare Theater Fest. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 19 (MNA) — Iranian play 'Ophelia' by Masoud Tayebi will be staged at the 16th Yerevan Shakespeare International Theater Festival in Armenia.

Miles Mogulescu (2022-10-19). If Abortion Is Murder, Then It Looks Like Herschel Walker Is a Murderer. commondreams.org If Walker urged the mother of one of his children to have an abortion and paid for it, and if you believe that abortion is murder, then Walker is a murderer. It's pretty simple.

WSWS (2022-10-19). Teamsters president's message to railroad workers: Stop "complaining" about union betrayals to "outsiders" wsws.org No matter how shamelessly the union officialdom sells out workers, they are not allowed to air their grievances except "in-house," in narrowly confined channels where they can be controlled and smothered by the bureaucracy.

Nick Cleveland-Stout (2022-10-19). Why Did the Army Wait Nearly 4 Years to Tell This School About Radioactive Contamination? commondreams.org The Army knew about radiation levels next to the Missouri elementary school since 2018 but didn't tell the superintendent until early this year.

Staff (2022-10-19). Tajikistan launches rail transit through Iran's territory. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 19 (MNA) — The first freight train of Tajikistan began its journey to the destination of Turkey through territories of Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Iran.

Hannah Story Brown (2022-10-19). When Protecting Biodiversity Is a Government Afterthought. commondreams.org Systemically underfunded federal agencies make terrible choices—and our world pays the price.

Staff (2022-10-19). Professor Ronaldo Veitía arrived in Havana and will be treated at the Hermanos Ameijeiras Hospital. en.cubadebate.cu Ronaldo Veitía, a worldwide judo personality, returned to his homeland from Spain on Monday, where he remained hospitalized due to health problems. Upon his arrival, he thanked the island's authorities for the support offered. At his own request, he is already in Havana, where he was received at the José Martí International Airport by Dr. Pablo Castillo Díaz, director of the Institute of Sports Medicine, who welcomed him on behalf of the Cuban sports movement and people.

Richard W. Behan (2022-10-19). Democracy Is Defenseless and the Midterms Can Kill It. commondreams.org A derelict Republican Party must be defeated on November 8 if our democracy is to survive.

SP Editor (2022-10-19). The Home Run Should Be Cancelled If the World Is to Be Saved. scheerpost.com

Staff (2022-10-19). Sidelines of Council of Ministers Wednesday meeting. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 19 (MNA) — After the Wednesday meeting of the Council of Ministers (Cabinet) chaired by President Raeisi, some of the ministers went to the journalists at the presidential compound to answer their questions.

TeleSUR, jaa, MER (2022-10-19). Unicef alerta desnutrición aguda severa infantil en Somalia. telesurtv.net Unicef ha atendido a unos 300.000 niños somalíes por desnutrición aguda severa.

Staff (2022-10-19). Iran blacklists some UK individuals, entities. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 19 (MNA) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced sanctions on a number of British institutions and individuals for their deliberate actions in support of terrorism, inciting violence and hatred and human rights violations.

Brenda Norrell (2022-10-19). White Mesa Ute Protest and Spiritual Walk to Oppose White Mesa Uranium Mill. indybay.org White Mesa Ute in southeastern Utah will protest the White Mesa uranium mill during their spiritual walk on Oct. 22, 2022, to protect the White Mesa Ute. Struggling to protect their sacred places and homeland, White Mesa Ute oppose the mill endangering the community and oppose it becoming an international dumping ground for radioactive waste.

____ (2022-10-19). 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup mascot unveiled. ecns.cn A football-loving penguin was unveiled on Wednesday as the official mascot of the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup.

Imperial.ac.uk (2022-10-19). Podcast: Smashing atoms at the LHC, becoming a medic, and finding Arctic bees. imperial.ac.uk In this edition: We discover the latest science at the Large Hadron Collider, meet a medical student, and help the BBC find bees in Lapland.

WSWS (2022-10-19). Australia: NSW rail union ban on fare collection set to begin. wsws.org The Opal machine "action" is a farce, specifically intended by the union to sideline workers and not disrupt the regular operations of the railway network.

Mark Armao (2022-10-19). Canada sides with a pipeline, violating indigenous laws — and its own. peoplesworld.org When Chief Dsta'hyl arrived on a Saturday morning in October, the big construction vehicles rumbled back and forth over the cold mud. He watched an excavator dig into the soil, its yellow, hydraulic arm moving against the green backdrop of forests that he has called home all his life. The area that was being prepared …

Dr. Jyotika Saksena (2022-10-19). Common Misperceptions About Refugees. commondreams.org Refugees go through more scrutiny, contribute substantially to the U.S. economy, and are more committed than any other immigrants to make America their home.

Anonymous669 (2022-10-19). Hamas Officials Arrive In Syria For First Time In Years, Meet Assad. southfront.org Click to see full-size image. Source: the Syrian Presidency Office. | On October 19, the Palestinian Hamas Movement said that it restored relations with the Syrian government after a visiting delegation held a "historic meeting" with President Bashar al-Assad in the capital, Damascus. | Hamas declared its support for the Syrian opposition and closed its offices in Damascus early on in the Syrian crisis. Later, Damascus accused the Islamic organization of providing support to th…

WSWS (2022-10-19). Nurses speak out on needless patient deaths due to short-staffing at US hospitals. wsws.org Nursing shortages lead to horrific working conditions, prompting nurses to speak out against poor nurse-to-patient ratios, causing tragic outcomes for patients.

Staff (2022-10-19). Islamic teachings key to solving contemporary problems. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 19 (MNA) — Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi on Wednesday described Islamic teachings as a key to solving contemporary problems.

____ (2022-10-19). EB patients endure painful suffering due to inhumane sanction. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 19 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said that EB patients are suffering every day due to inhumane sanction.

WSWS (2022-10-19). What does the "Labour and Freedom Alliance" in Turkey stand for? wsws.org The record of this alliance's constituent parties and its founding statement show it is a political extension of bourgeois opposition parties like the Kemalist Republican People's Party.

Brett Wilkins (2022-10-19). Group Calls for US Ban on Gasoline Exports to Combat Big Oil Price Gouging. commondreams.org "The fossil fuel industry has made obscene profits throughout a deadly global pandemic, and will continue this profiteering at the pump by promoting fuel exports when supplies are tight."

Staff (2022-10-19). Iraqi Army says 1 ISIL chieftains killed during 2022. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 19 (MNA) — Iraqi Army announced that 1 ISIL chieftains were killed since the beginning of the year 2022.

WSWS (2022-10-19). Striking Liverpool dockers defy redundancy threats, announce further strikes. wsws.org The Docks and Harbour Company at the UK's second largest port responded to a second dock strike by issuing 132 redundancy notices.

Adriaan Alsema (2022-10-19). Colombia accuses former army captain of drug trafficking. colombiareports.com Colombia's prosecution indicted a former army captain and four former soldiers over their alleged drug trafficking activities with paramilitary organization AGC. According to the prosecution, the five former officials provided…

____ (2022-10-19). Home secretary quits as Truss pulls out of event: UK media. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 19 (MNA) — Britain's Suella Braverman has left her job as Home Secretary, adding to the turmoil surrounding Prime Minister Liz Truss's six-week premiership.

Imperial.ac.uk (2022-10-19). New machine learning tool can help predict patients most at risk of COVID-19. imperial.ac.uk Researchers have created a machine learning tool that can help identify patients who are most at risk of developing COVID-19 while in hospital.

Staff (2022-10-19). Iraqi Army says 150 ISIL chieftains killed during 2022. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 19 (MNA) — Iraqi Army announced that 150 ISIL chieftains were killed since the beginning of the year 2022.

WSWS (2022-10-19). French high school students stage mass walkout in solidarity with striking refinery workers. wsws.org High schoolers across France blockaded 100 high schools and protested at hundreds more on Tuesday in support of striking refinery workers.

Staff (2022-10-19). Editorial Health Fair will present more than 30 works of Medical Sciences. en.cubadebate.cu More than 30 works of the scientific production of Medical Sciences and other renowned publishers will be presented at the Editorial Health Fair, inaugurated at the Convention Center of Havana as part of the collateral activities that take place in the IV Cuba Health International Convention 2022. The event will bring together the most innovative scientific and health literature that is developed in Cuba, as well as updated research by prestigious authors, both national and foreign.

Brett Wilkins (2022-10-19). Oklahoma Inmate Facing Execution After Supreme Court Rejects Appeal. commondreams.org Benjamin Cole's attorneys argue he is severely mentally ill and his condition has worsened in prison.

WSWS (2022-10-19). One year after strike, John Deere workers in Iowa back Will Lehman campaign. wsws.org Supporters of the United Auto Workers presidential candidate spoke with John Deere workers in Waterloo, Iowa about last year's strike, along with Stellantis workers facing the closure of the Belvidere Assembly Plant near Rockford, Illinois…

____ (2022-10-19). Iran becomes world's 21st largest economy in world: IMF. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 19 (MNA) — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its latest report introduced Iran as the 21st largest economic power in the world, announcing that 171 countries in the world have a smaller economy than Iran in 2022.

Brett Wilkins (2022-10-19). US Progressives 'Stand in Solidarity' With Women and Girls Defying Iran's Oppression. commondreams.org "We steadfastly support the Iranian people's demands of 'Women, Life, Freedom,' condemn the decades of oppression at the hands of the Iranian authorities, and call on them to halt their outrageous violence against peaceful protesters."

____ (2022-10-19). Report reaffirms commitment to 'one country, two systems'. ecns.cn For the first time, Xi devoted an entire division of his report to highlighting the importance of "one country, two systems".

Editor (2022-10-19). Cuban Adjustment Act of US Still Privileges Cuban Migrants, Hurts Cuba. scheerpost.com Photo by By W.T. Whitney / "M

____ (2022-10-19). Smaller cities also drive national urbanization. ecns.cn A fresh demographic census report published by the State Council confirms that there are 105 big cities across the country.

Staff (2022-10-19). Natalia Kanem, Deputy Secretary General of the UN visits Cuba. en.cubadebate.cu Natalia Kanem, Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations and Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), will visit Cuba starting today, responding to an invitation from the Cuban Government. According to the Fund's representation on the island, during his visit, which will last until next Wednesday, he will exchange with national authorities, tour the projects developed by UNFPA in Cuba and participate in the 2022 Cuba-Health International Convention, inaugurated this Monday.

Julia Conley (2022-10-19). Texas Woman's Near-Death Experience Is What GOP 'Hopes to See Nationwide'. commondreams.org "It's this simple: If anti-choice Republicans win control of Congress, they will pass a national ban on abortion," said one advocate.

Labor Committee for Single Payer (2022-10-19). Wednesday 10/19: It's a Workers' Issue: Abortion Access, the Right to Healthcare, and Labor Unions. indybay.org

WSWS (2022-10-19). Surge in COVID-19 infections deepens crisis in Germany's hospitals. wsws.org Occupancy rates in Germany's hospitals due to rising coronavirus infections has doubled nationwide in just one week. In several federal states, intensive care units and emergency rooms are hopelessly overwhelmed.

Adriaan Alsema (2022-10-19). Colombia's peso could end up losing 25% against US dollar in 2021. colombiareports.com Colombia's peso has lost 20% of its value against the dollar so far this year, which is threatening the government's budget. The most recent devaluation of Colombia's currency made the…

Imperial.ac.uk (2022-10-19). Imperial Lates returns for a new season celebrating science and wonder. imperial.ac.uk Explore drugs, the joy of play, the science of the small and everything above our heads through lively discussions, hands-on workshops and performance…

Staff (2022-10-19). New but familiar coach of Iran Team Melli in World Cup. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 19 (MNA) — The upcoming global sporting event in Qatar Cup will mark the third straight World Cup for Carlos Queiroz as Iran's head coach.

Eric A. Gordon (2022-10-19). A Portugal diary: People, places, and memory. peoplesworld.org This year's Avante! Festival, sponsored by the Portuguese Communist Party, was the occasion for my return visit to Portugal. I had been to the country twice earlier—both before the 1974 April Revolution. The first time had been in the summer of 1968, a time when no one but the PCP could even imagine a country …

____ (2022-10-19). Slides attached to office building makes work full of fun. ecns.cn A total of 11 slides spanning up to 3 floors were attached to the old office building.

____ (2022-10-19). Airlines to increase international flights. ecns.cn Airlines have announced they will increase the number of scheduled international flights soon, drawing widespread attention.

WSWS (2022-10-19). Jackson, Mississippi residents confronted with massive water bills. wsws.org Residents of Jackson, Mississippi are facing an on-going water crisis following massive flooding in late August that resulted in the collapse the city's underfunded and antiquated water and sewerage systems.

Morning Star (2022-10-19). Workers in France stage nationwide strike for higher wages. peoplesworld.org French workers took part in a nationwide strike today to demand higher wages to keep pace with the soaring cost of living. The strikes, principally in schools and transport, are an extension of the industrial action that has disrupted France's major refineries, causing severe fuel shortages. Transport Minister Clement Beaune said today there were severe …

Staff (2022-10-19). María Salud Ramírez Caballero, Mama Coco, dies at 109. en.cubadebate.cu The woman who inspired the character of Mama Coco in the famous film Coco, produced by Pixar studios and winner of the Oscar in 2017 for best animated film, died this Sunday, Mexican authorities reported. "I deeply regret the death of Doña María Salud Ramírez Caballero, Mama Coco, a tireless woman and example of life, who was an inspiration for this beloved character who went around the world," reported Roberto Monroy, Secretary of Tourism of Michoacán (west ), the state of origin.

Imperial.ac.uk (2022-10-19). Imperial celebrates newest graduates. imperial.ac.uk This week sees Imperial celebrating its students' achievements with two days of graduation ceremonies.

____ (2022-10-19). Preliminary investigations show gas leaks in Nord Stream pipelines caused by explosions: Danish police. ecns.cn Preliminary investigations have confirmed that "powerful explosions caused extensive damage to Nord Stream 1 and 2 in Denmark's exclusive economic zone," the Copenhagen Police said in a press release Tuesday.

Mike Walter (2022-10-19). The Heat: Fighting Climate Change. america.cgtn.com The world conference on climate change, COP27 set to take place in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt in less than month. What are the main topics expected to be and what has been achieved following last year's COP in Glasgow? It started in 1995, in Berlin. The …

Adriaan Alsema (2022-10-19). Colombia's peso could end up losing 25% against US dollar in 2022. colombiareports.com Colombia's peso has lost 20% of its value against the dollar so far this year, which is threatening the government's budget. The most recent devaluation of Colombia's currency made the…

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-10-19). Big fire engulfs Jakarta mosque's dome. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 19 (MNA) — The large dome of the Jami Mosque in North Jakarta caught fire and collapsed at around 3: 00 p.m. on Wednesday during renovation works, sending thick black smoke into the air., media have reported.

Laith Fadel (2022-10-19). Tensions between Israelis and Palestinians reach fever pitch. america.cgtn.com It has been well over a year since the Jerusalem District Court ruled that at least a half dozen Palestinian families were to be evicted from the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem and it appears a new wave of violence has left a …

____ (2022-10-19). Press center for 20th CPC National Congress hosts second group interview. ecns.cn The press center for the 20th CPC National Congress hosted its second group interview on Tuesday. During the interview, the spokespersons introduced the delegations' study and discussion on the report to the 20th CPC National Congress, and answered questions from journalists.

Staff (2022-10-19). 2 PKK elements killed in Turkey drone attack on N Iraq. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 19 (MNA) — Sources in the Iraqi Kurdistan region on Sunday reported that 22 PKK members were killed during a drone attack conducted by the Turkish military in the Iraqi Sinjar region.

Staff (2022-10-19). Front pages of Iran's English dailies on Oct. 19. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 19 (MNA) — Here are the front pages of Iran's English language dailies on Wednesday, October 19.

____ (2022-10-19). Under-fire Truss says she will remain in charge. ecns.cn The United Kingdom's embattled prime minister has hit back at critics who say she will imminently be booted from 10 Downing Street.

Staff (2022-10-19). Iran-Kazakhstan agreement on visa cancellation to take effect. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 19 (MNA) — The Iranian Embassy in Astana said that according to a previous agreement and based on reciprocal action, the Iranian government will cancel visas for ordinary Kazakh passports for 14 days (two weeks).

____ (2022-10-19). Black stork captured in Qilian Mountain National Park. ecns.cn There are only about 2,000 black storks in the world and they are on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's Red List of Threatened Species.

Deweylaura (2022-10-19). The Supreme Court: The show isn't over yet. cpusa.org The most worrying thing about the plethora of dead legal precedents created during the last term of the U.S. Supreme Court is this: It is not over. The legal turmoil will go on for years. The new term is only just beginning, and the court's majority make no secret of their affiliation with the …

____ (2022-10-19). 'Giant rice' supersizes yields in rural Guizhou. ecns.cn Shi Xichang has been planting rice in his village of Sanzhou in Guizhou province for decades, but his latest autumn harvest delivered a bit of a shock — his rice grew to over 2 meters for the very first time.

Julia Conley (2022-10-19). Concerned Over Lack of 'Working-Class' Energy for Midterms, Sanders Plans 8-State Blitz. commondreams.org "It is rather amazing to me that we are in a situation right now, which I hope to change, where according to poll after poll, the American people look more favorably upon the Republicans in terms of economic issues than they do Democrats," said Sen. Bernie Sanders.

____ (2022-10-19). Chinese envoy calls for advancement of political process in Mali. ecns.cn A Chinese envoy on Tuesday called for efforts to advance the political process in Mali…

WSWS (2022-10-19). Public inquiry begins into Trudeau government's use of Emergencies Act against far-right Freedom Convoy. wsws.org A requirement under the Emergencies Act, the inquiry will hear testimony for approximately six weeks from at least 65 witnesses, including Trudeau and seven other Liberal government ministers.

Staff (2022-10-19). Scandal: The excessive fees paid by the Secret Service to stay in Trump hotels. en.cubadebate.cu According to bills seen by the Committee, federal employees paid up to five times the budgeted rate for one night's stay. There are more and more documents that show how the Trump Organization benefited greatly from the presidency of Donald Trump during the tycoon's four years in power. One of the benefits came through hosting hundreds of federal officials in the president's properties, sometimes with "exorbitant" charges.

Staff (2022-10-19). UN envoy blasts foreign govts interference in Iran affairs. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 19 (MNA) — Iran's Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN urged foreign governments and their embassies in Tehran not to interfere in Iran's internal affairs.

____ (2022-10-19). Open Thread And My Talking Head. smoothiex12.blogspot.com I am dealing with the roof of my house today, so I managed to make only a new video. Use as Open Thread…

WSWS (2022-10-19). Doctors send open letter to British and US governments demanding Assange's freedom. wsws.org The letter was issued after Assange had tested positive to COVID-19, placing his health and life, already compromised by more than a decade of state persecution, under even greater threat.

WSWS (2022-10-19). US prosecutors recommend wrist-slap six-month sentence for January 6 conspirator Stephen Bannon. wsws.org Bannon was found guilty by a Washington D.C. jury on two counts of contempt of Congress earlier this year.

____ (2022-10-19). Chinese envoy says dialogue, consultation right way to address Kosovo issue. ecns.cn A Chinese envoy on Tuesday stressed that dialogue and consultation are the right way to address the Kosovo issue.

Staff (2022-10-19). 'Shiva Bahiraei' first Iranian lady piloting helicopter. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 19 (MNA) — Shiva Bahiraei is the first Iranian lady who has received a CPL(H) certificate from the head of the Iran Civil Aviation Organization.

WSWS (2022-10-19). California high school students speak out on massive respiratory virus outbreak at school. wsws.org Major outbreaks of respiratory viruses, including the flu, have recently occurred in schools throughout San Diego County in California, with more than 1,000 students out sick last week at Patrick Henry High School alone.

Staff (2022-10-19). No visa requirements for travel through Parviz Khan crossing. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 19 (MNA) — According to the Acting Governor of Qasr Shirin in west Iran traveling through the Parviz Khan border crossing into the Iraqi Kurdistan Region without a visa will probably begin on Saturday.

WSWS (2022-10-19). The failure to eradicate polio: Capitalism cannot protect the world's population from a growing number of epidemic diseases. wsws.org A wastewater sample recently taken from a collection system that overlaps portions of the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens in New York City has tested positive for the poliomyelitis virus is the latest evidence of the resurgent spread of this deadly disease.

Ana Perdigón (2022-10-19). Venezuela Creates Special Economic Fund for Las Tejerías Tragedy. orinocotribune.com This Monday, October 17, the president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, announced the creation of a special economic fund for Las Tejerías, in order to provide a timely response to those affected by the landslide of October 8. | "Today I have approved a special economic fund for Las Tejerías," said the president, "without bureaucracy, without intermediaries, without paperwork. With this special economic fund we are going to finance the comprehensive recovery of Tejerías." | Conversé con las y los empresarios afectados por la situación generada por las precipitaciones en Las Tejerías, les reiteré mi apoyo y respaldo…

Staff (2022-10-19). Lenovo presenta una computadora portátil que extiende su pantalla hasta doblar su tamaño. cubadebate.cu Para romper el hielo en su evento Tech World, Lenovo compartió un video de un par de prototipos que aprovechan la capacidad de enrollarse de una pantalla OLED. Entre ellos, una computadora portátil que puede transformarse para doblar el espacio de la pantalla a demanda. Con esto se puede usar una pantalla más grande donde quiera que vayas.

Staff (2022-10-19). Las excesivas tarifas que pagó el Servicio Secreto por quedarse en los hoteles de Trump. cubadebate.cu Cada vez hay más documentos que evidencian cómo la Organización Trump se vio altamente beneficiada por la presidencia de Trump durante los cuatro años del magnate en el poder. Uno de los beneficios llegó a través del hospedaje de cientos de funcionarios federales en las propiedades del mandatario, en ocasiones con cargos "exorbitantes".

TeleSUR, mcs, JCM (2022-10-19). Asesinan a gobernador indígena en el sur de Antioquia, Colombia. telesurtv.net De acuerdo con las autoridades locales, Álvaro Bailarín Sapia , es el cuarto líder asesinado en Antioquia.

TeleSUR, mcs, JCM (2022-10-19). Instalación de barricadas marca aniversario del estallido social en Chile. telesurtv.net De acuerdo con las autoridades locales, los Carabineros controlaron la situación, para proseguir con las actividades conmemorativas del estallido social de 2019.

Staff (2022-10-19). Con Filo: Política.com (+ Video). cubadebate.cu La tecnología, como toda obra humana, tiene un lado luminoso y un reverso oscuro. Sirve como vía para la comunicación instantánea desde cualquier parte del mundo, pero también se puede usar para desinformar. De deep fakes, granjas de bots y de los sospechosos habituales se habló este martes en Con Filo.

Staff (2022-10-19). Messi sobre el Mundial de Catar: Francia y Brasil son favoritas. cubadebate.cu Messi es uno de esos futbolistas que están ansioso por disputar cada partido y más cuando este pudiera ser su último mundial, ya que tiene 35 años y más porque sabe que Argentina es una de las candidatas para el título. Sin embargo, para él, Francia y Brasil son las selecciones con mayor porcentaje de ganar por muchos factores que han ratificado su favoritismo.

TeleSUR, hvh, JCM (2022-10-19). Australia no reconoce a Jerusalén Oeste como capital de Israel. telesurtv.net La decisión de Canberra fue acogida con satisfacción por el Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores y Emigrantes de Palestina.

Staff (2022-10-19). Marco Rubio: El Padrino de Miami al que temen en la Casa Blanca. cubadebate.cu Rubio, en un acto electoral con vistas a las elecciones congresionales del próximo 8 de noviembre, efectuado en el "Museo Americano de la Diáspora Cubana de Miami", acaba de afirmar que la única razón por la que la administración Biden no ha regresado a las políticas de Obama hacia Cuba es porque "le tiene miedo al exilio cubano de la Florida".

Janna Corredor (2022-10-19). Final Five EMTRASUR Crew Members Return to Venezuela. orinocotribune.com EMTRASUR crew members spent 132 days banned from leaving Argentina | On Tuesday, October 18, Stella Lugo de Montilla, Venezuelan ambassador to Argentina reported that the final five crew members from the Aerocargo del Sur Transport Company (EMTRASUR) plane who remained kidnapped by the Argentine judiciary have finally returned to Venezuela. | "Five crew members of the EMTRASUR plane who were still in Argentina for a legal case that should never have existed, return to Venezuela with the unrestricted support of President Nicolás Maduro, Vice President Delcy Rodríguez, Foreign Minister Carlos Faría and Minister for…

TeleSUR, odr, YSM (2022-10-19). Lanzan aplicación para rastrear casos de viruela símica en Perú. telesurtv.net La aplicación fue denominada Qatipay, que significa seguimiento en quechua.

Staff (2022-10-19). Casa de las Américas presents a program of activities for the centenary of the birth of Haydee Santamaría. en.cubadebate.cu Next December 30 will be the 100th anniversary of the birth of Haydee Santamaría at the Constancia sugar mill, in the former province of Las Villas. On the occasion of its centenary, Casa de las Américas has prepared a special program made up of exhibitions, book presentations, concerts, and a special presentation by the National…

TeleSUR, lvm, MER (2022-10-19). Convocan a huelga por situación sanitaria en Madrid, España. telesurtv.net Los trabajadores de la unidad de urgencias detallaron que llevan años reclamando el redimensionamiento de una plantilla que ha quedado insuficiente.

TeleSUR, mcs, JCM (2022-10-19). Presidente cubano llama a globalizar la solidaridad. telesurtv.net El mandatario Miguel Días-Canel, agradeció el apoyo permanente a Cuba de la directora general de la OPS.

Staff (2022-10-19). Serie Élite del Béisbol Cubano: Abanderado equipo Tabacaleros. cubadebate.cu El equipo Tabacaleros recibió, frente al estadio Cristóbal Labra de Nueva Gerona, la bandera que los acompañará durante la Primera Serie Élite del Béisbol Cubano, en representación de las provincias de Pinar del Río, Artemisa y del municipio especial de Isla de la Juventud.

TeleSUR- hvh, JCM (2022-10-19). EE.UU. da garantías sobre salida de productos rusos al mercado. telesurtv.net El portavoz del presidente turco afirmó que "no habrá obstáculos para que los productos rusos salgan a los mercados".

TeleSUR, DRL (2022-10-19). Denuncian retrasos en implementación de acuerdos en Ecuador. telesurtv.net Tras tres meses de diálogos y conversaciones entre el Gobierno y el movimiento indígena toca implementar los acuerdos.

TeleSUR, odr, YSM (2022-10-19). Indonesia demanda a Países Bajos devolución de patrimonio cultural. telesurtv.net Países Bajos alberga miles de objetos indonesios como espadas, reliquias religiosas y estatuas.

TeleSUR, lvm, MER (2022-10-19). Reportan dos fallecidos tras caída de avioneta en Ecuador. telesurtv.net El Cuerpo de Bomberos de Guayaquil indicó que el piloto de la avioneta fue el único sobreviviente.

Staff (2022-10-19). Despaigne, SoftBank y el fin de una dinastía en el béisbol japonés. cubadebate.cu La de Despaigne es la carrera más longeva de un cubano en el béisbol japonés y la más exitosa en números totales. SoftBank dice adiós a la tercera mejor dinastía en la historia de la NPB, después de las de Gigantes de Yomiuri (nueve títulos de la serie de Japón consecutivos entre 1965 y 1973) y Leones de Seibu (ocho entre 1982 y 1992).

TeleSUR, DRL (2022-10-19). 300.000 franceses protestan contra política social de Macron. telesurtv.net Aunque comenzó hace varios días en las empresas de energía, la huelga se ha extendido a otros sindicatos y gremios.

TeleSUR, jaa, JGN (2022-10-19). Presidente ruso realizará reunión del Consejo de Seguridad. telesurtv.net El vicepresidente del Consejo de Seguridad de Rusia, Dmitry Medvedev, hará entrega de un informe respecto al tema migratorio.

TeleSUR, JGN (2022-10-19). López Obrador anuncia visita de Biden a México en diciembre. telesurtv.net López Obrador informó durante su conferencia que ofrece todas las mañanas que el Gobierno de la Casa Blanca buscó al canciller Ebrard para sostener una llamada telefónica.

Staff (2022-10-19). øQué son las misteriosas "manchas azules" captadas por un astronauta en la atmósfera de la Tierra? cubadebate.cu El Observatorio de la Tierra de la NASA ha compartido una imagen de dos orbes azules que cuelgan misteriosamente en la atmósfera terrestre y que fueron fotografiados por un astronauta anónimo a bordo de la misión Expedición 66 de la Estación Espacial Internacional (EEI) mientras pasaba sobre el sudeste asiático.

TeleSUR, lvm, MER (2022-10-19). Gobierno de Venezuela presenta balance tras afectaciones por lluvias en el estado Aragua. telesurtv.net El Puesto de Comando Presidencial está activado las 24 horas del día para supervisar y establecer las estrategias para atender las afectaciones por las lluvias en el país.

TeleSUR, RDL (2022-10-19). Ejército venezolano auxilia a damnificados en El Castaño, Aragua. telesurtv.net Unos 2 funcionarios de tres cuerpos de protección civil asisten a la población de El Castaño, en Aragua, tras el alud.

TeleSUR, YSM, MER (2022-10-19). Pnuma advierte sobre uso masivo de plástico en la agricultura. telesurtv.net El uso del plástico en la agricultura afecta la salud del suelo y la humana, reiteró un reciente informe del Pnuma.

TeleSUR, mcs, JCM (2022-10-19). Rusia califica absurda acusación sobre explosión de gasoducto. telesurtv.net El pasado 26 de septiembre, Nord Stream 2 AG, operadora del gasoducto homónimo ruso, anunció una fuga de gas por causas desconocidas…

TeleSUR- hvh, JCM (2022-10-19). Irán responde a recientes sanciones de la Unión Europea. telesurtv.net El portavoz de la Cancillería persa, Naser Kanani, afirmó que "pronto se aplicarán y anunciarán sanciones recíprocas".

TeleSUR, JCM (2022-10-19). Sondeo revela caída de popularidad de Liz Truss en Reino Unido. telesurtv.net Mayoría de los británicos mantiene una imagen negativa de primera ministra.

TeleSUR, lvm, MER (2022-10-19). Presidente boliviano reitera compromiso de no traicionar al pueblo. telesurtv.net El mandatario resaltó que la lucha y conciencia del pueblo boliviano devolvió la esperanza, la paz y la estabilidad.

TeleSUR, jaa, MER (2022-10-19). Inauguran módulo de Planta Depuradora en Hurlingham, Argentina. telesurtv.net El mandatario Fernández destacó que ahora hay más de 5.000 obras en ejecución en Argentina.

TeleSUR, jaa, MER (2022-10-19). Aumentan a 24 los decesos por brote de ébola en Uganda. telesurtv.net En el último balance del Ministerio de Salud se indicó que, hasta el momento, hay 60 casos confirmados de ébola.

TeleSUR- jaa, JGN (2022-10-19). Leónidas Iza: la presión popular forzó diálogo en Ecuador. telesurtv.net Los resultados hasta el momento en las mesas de diálogo entre el Gobierno y el movimiento son 92 acuerdos, 102 desacuerdos y 24 procedimientos.

Staff (2022-10-19). Cuban Foreign Minister thanks humanitarian aid from the United States through the Red Cross. en.cubadebate.cu Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla thanked the humanitarian aid from the United States through the Red Cross to support the victims caused by the passage of Hurricane Ian through the west of the country, in particular in the province of Pinar del Río. On his account on the social network Twitter he wrote: "We appreciate the offer of humanitarian aid from the US. The material contribution valued at 2 million USD through the International Federation of the Red Cross will contribute to our recovery efforts and support to those affected by the ravages of Hurricane Ian".

TeleSUR, hvh, JCM (2022-10-19). Estudiantes brasileños protestan contra recortes educacionales. telesurtv.net Las organizaciones confirmaron que fueron llevadas a cabo protestas en al menos 21 estados y el Distrito Federal.

TeleSUR, hvh, JCM (2022-10-19). Lula denuncia a Bolsonaro por divulgar noticias falsas. telesurtv.net El exmandatario afirmó que "WhatsApp es la gran herramienta que usan para difundir mentiras y necesitamos saberlo".

Fvorinoco (2022-10-19). Maduro: Classes to Resume in Las Tejerías Today. orinocotribune.com Maduro reported that 14 schools and high schools in Las Tejerías were refurbished | On Tuesday, October 18, President Nicolás Maduro, stated that school activities will resume in Las Tejerías, Aragua state, on Wednesday, October 19. He reported that 14 schools had been refurbished. | "We start classes in Las Tejerías for boys and girls in elementary schools and young people in high schools. We recovered 14 schools," he announced. | From Miraflores Palace in Caracas, the president pointed out that, according to what was reported by Minister for Education Yelitze Santaella, they are in a position to proceed with cl…

_____ (2022-10-18). France Braces For Nationwide Strikes Amid Fuel Shortage Tensions. popularresistance.org France – France on Monday, October 17, braced for nationwide transport strike actions as the government and unions remained in deadlock over stoppages at oil depots that have sparked fuel shortages. | Leading unions have called for strikes Tuesday in their biggest challenge yet to President Emmanuel Macron since he won a new presidential term in May. | It will come after workers at several refineries and depots operated by energy giant TotalEnergies voted to extend their strike action, defying the government which has begun to force staff back on the job. | Motorists scrambled to fill tanks as the fuel strike, wh…

Staff (2022-10-18). Kremlin rejects rumors of using Iran drones in Ukraine war. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 18 (MNA) — Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Tuesday rejected that Russian forces had used Iranian drones in the special military operation in Ukraine.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-10-18). World Armies Prepare for the Worst. libya360.wordpress.com Alexandre Lemoine Several armies are training to counter a nuclear and ballistic attack, knowing that the next great battle could take place at sea. Monday, October 17, several military exercises and maneuvers began in northern Europe, Lithuania, northwestern Iran, South Korea, as well as an active phase of exercises of the Collective Security Treaty Organization…

Misión Verdad (2022-10-18). EU Countries Increase Imports from Russia. orinocotribune.com When the special military operation in Ukraine began, the countries of the European Union agreed to sever their commercial relationships with Russia "to isolate it." Eight months later, this was not fulfilled. On the contrary, trade has expanded. | According to an analysis of national statistical data collected by for a total of 13 countries in the European Union (EU), imports of goods from Russia in June increased. | "Slovenia almost doubled its imports of Russian products compared to May. Spain (69%) and Sweden (48%) also increased their share of domestic imports. Fourth place went to Belgium, which inc…

Joseph Stiglitz (2022-10-18). Neoliberalism Is a Failure During Peacetime—and Wartime Too. commondreams.org It is a mistake to think that the war in Ukraine can be won with a peacetime economy.

Staff (2022-10-18). Ukraine moves to cut diplomatic ties with Iran over claim. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 18 (MNA) — The media reported that the foreign minister of Ukraine has proposed to the president of his country to cut ties with Iran.

Ramzy Baroud (2022-10-18). The Other Russia-West War: Why Some African Countries are Abandoning Paris, Joining Moscow. dissidentvoice.org The moment that Lieutenant-Colonel Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba was ousted by his own former military colleague, Captain Ibrahim Traore, pro-coup crowds filled the streets. Some burned French flags, others carried Russian flags. This scene alone represents the current tussle underway throughout the African continent. A few years ago, the discussion regarding the geopolitical shifts in Africa …

Staff (2022-10-18). Death toll from Yeysk fighter jet crash rises to 13. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 18 (MNA) — The number of dead in a fire caused by a fighter jet crash in the courtyard of a residential building in the town of Yeysk in southern Russia has risen to 13 people.

Staff (2022-10-18). Iran-Russia SWIFT-like financial system to be launched soon. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 18 (MNA) — The Russian trade representative in Iran says that during the meeting of the Joint Economic Commission of Iran and Russia, the two sides will agree to launch a SWIFT-like system for bilateral banking relations.

Michael Roberts (2022-10-18). Xi's third term — part one: growth, investment and consumption. mronline.org China's Congress of the Communist Party takes place this week.

____ (2022-10-18). 70-million-year-old fossilized dinosaur eggs found in East China. ecns.cn Some 70-million-year-old fossilized dinosaur eggs, which date back to the early and mid-Late Cretaceous period, have been found in Wuning county, East China's Jiangxi Province.

____ (2022-10-18). China supports sanctions on Haiti's gangs, wary of int'l troops deployment: envoy. ecns.cn China supports sanctions against Haitian gang members and their supporters but is wary over the deployment of an international armed force in the country, said a Chinese envoy on Monday.

____ (2022-10-18). Audience in space applaud for the 20th CPC National Congress report. ecns.cn The Shenzhou XIV crew currently stationed in China's space station watched the live broadcast of the opening of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China and applauded for the country's ambitious space outlook.

____ (2022-10-18). More international flights resume in China. ecns.cn An increasing number of airlines are resuming international flights to this October on routes including China to Asia, Europe and America.

____ (2022-10-18). Rare North China Leopard spotted in north China's Shanxi. ecns.cn A wild North China leopard, a national first-class animal in China, has been recorded by an infrared camera installed at a state-owned forest farm in Wutai Mountain, Xinzhou city, north China's Shanxi Province.

____ (2022-10-18). CSRC to facilitate foreign investment. ecns.cn The China Securities Regulatory Commission, the country's top securities regulator, is mulling to relax short-term trading rules for foreign investors in the A-share market.

____ (2022-10-18). Foreign companies continue place confidence in China. ecns.cn A growing number of multinational companies are establishing R&D centers in China, showing confidence in the "world factory, world market and world lab", China Youth Daily reported.

Staff (2022-10-18). NATO strengthens military control over 55-nation African Union. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATOOctober 17, 2022 Seventh round of military-to-military staff talks with the African Union On 17-18 October 2022, NATO's Cooperative Security division, under the auspice of its Director, Major General Francesco Diella, welcomed a delegation from the African union for military-to-military talks. Discussions focused on readiness, education and training, participation in exercises as well as capacity …

W.T. Whitney Jr. (2022-10-18). Washington Using 'Gang' Bogeyman To Justify Widely Rejected Military Intervention. orinocotribune.com By Kim Ives and W.T. Whitney Oct 12, 2022 | The lede of the

Fight Back (2022-10-18). Scabby the rat tours U of MN campus, Teamsters ready to strike. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN — Scabby the rat has become a familiar figure on the University of Minnesota Minneapolis campus as the contract fight between Teamsters Local 320 and the administration intensifies. Teamsters voted by a 93% margin to strike if the university does not agree to their demands to end poverty wages. The university brought in a company called "Chefs On the Fly" to scab on the potential strike and has put them to work in dining facilities. They are being housed in a hotel near campus, the Hilton Garden Inn. | On October 17 Teamsters took Scabby the rat to Middlebrook, Comstock, Sanford and the 17t…

Philip Giraldi (2022-10-18). And Now for Something Completely Different. thealtworld.com Decline and fall of Western Civilization part one | My wife and I completed a cruise recently that started in Venice, visited islands and historic sites in the Eastern Mediterranean, and concluded in Rome after stops in Valletta, Palermo and Naples. There were inevitably good things and bad things in terms of how the shore excursions were programmed, more bad than good unfortunately, and the costs of the extras provided by the carrier seem to have skyrocketed in the developing post COVID era, apparently making up for the losses sustained in dry dock over the past three years. | Most of the passengers on our ship…

Rebecca Burns (2022-10-18). Budd Got Loans And Cash And Boosted Bank Merger — Before Mass Layoffs. levernews.com

WSWS (2022-10-18). Mobilize the working class against the requisition of French refinery workers! wsws.org Macron's requisition of refinery workers is aimed at breaking a strike that threatens to trigger a massive eruption of the class struggle in Europe.

WSWS (2022-10-18). "Everybody was traumatized": 25-year-old Chicago Ford worker dies on the job. wsws.org Workers at Ford's Chicago Assembly Plant have denounced the indifference to their health and lives on the part of management and the UAW bureaucracy.

____ (2022-10-18). Coordinating the development of digital jobs and careers. ecns.cn A new version of the national occupation classification dictionary released to the public after revisions has added 97″digital" occupations, accounting for 6 percent of the total number of occupations.

Staff (2022-10-18). Seized plane crew in Argentina released, heading to Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 18 (MNA) — Spokesman of Iran's Foreign Ministry Nasser Kan'ani on Tuesday announced that the Iranian crew members of the seized plane in Argentina were released and are heading to Iran.

Marilyn Bechtel (2022-10-18). Kaiser mental health clinicians' strike now in third month, Sacramento mayor to mediate. peoplesworld.org Update: In a joint statement issued Oct. 18, NUHW and Kaiser Permanente announced they have reached a tentative agreement for a new contract, bringing the mental health clinicians' 10-week-long strike to a conclusion. They said the new four-year pact "will benefit Kaiser Permanente patients and drive collaborative efforts aimed at improving access to mental health …

Imperial.ac.uk (2022-10-18). Lab-grown cell machinery prompts real cells to sense and react to outside cues. imperial.ac.uk Imperial researchers have programmed bacterial cells to react to changes in light and temperature with the help of synthetic cell machinery.

____ (2022-10-18). VIDEO: Turkey tests fire its first missile project. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 18 (MNA) — Turkey test-fired a locally made, short-range ballistic missile, dubbed Tyfun, or Typhoon, over the Black Sea on Tuesday.

____ (2022-10-18). Iran exporting saffron to 65 countries in world: official. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 18 (MNA) — The Vice President of the Association of Saffron Producers and Exporters of South Khorasan said that Iran's high-quality saffron is currently exported to 65 countries in the world.

____ (2022-10-17). U.S. prosecutors recommend former Trump adviser be sentenced to 6 months in prison. ecns.cn The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is recommending that Steve Bannon, who served as chief strategist for former U.S. President Donald Trump, be sentenced to six months in jail for defying a congressional subpoena.

CA Poor People's Campaign (2022-10-18). Sunday 10/16: Our Votes Are Demands! 2022 Voter Rights Webinar w/ CA Poor People's Campaign. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

Staff (2022-10-18). Iran NW prov. exports over 838K tons of goods. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 19 (MNA) — Iran's northwest province has exported over 838.5 thousand tons of commodities during the current Iranian year, a provincial official said.

____ (2022-10-18). Iran exporting 5.5 tons of caviar to 33 foreign countries. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 18 (MNA) — Iran's Deputy Minister of Agriculture said that the country currently exports 5.5 tons of caviar to 33 countries of the world, showing a considerable hike as compared to the same period of last year.

WSWS (2022-10-18). US and Mexico begin mass deportation of Venezuelan migrants. wsws.org The actions of the Biden administration, which claims to be a lighthouse for democracy and human rights, can only be described as tossing human beings across the border like trash.

TeleSUR, JCM (2022-10-18). Rusia retoma ofensiva masiva contra sitios estratégicos en Ucrania. telesurtv.net El ejército ruso lanzó nuevos ataques con armas de aire y mar de largo alcance en las instalaciones militares y energéticas de Ucrania.

Staff (2022-10-18). Gonzalo Higuaín: Se acabó el sueño. cubadebate.cu El delantero argentino Gonzalo Higuaín abandonó el campo por última vez el lunes, poniendo fin a una ilustre carrera que lo vio ganar títulos en España e Italia y llegar a la final del Mundial de Brasil-2014 con la Albiceleste. El último partido de Higuaín fue una derrota 3-0 de su equipo, Inter Miami, ante New York City FC en los playoffs de la MLS, acabando con cualquier esperanza que tenía de retirarse con otro trofeo.

TeleSUR, mcs, JCM (2022-10-18). Registran siete muertos tras accidente de tráfico en Brasil. telesurtv.net Las autoridades pertinentes investigan las causas del fatal suceso.

Staff (2022-10-18). Fallece María Salud Ramírez Caballero, Mamá Coco, a los 109 años. cubadebate.cu La mujer que inspiró al personaje de Mamá Coco en la celebre película Coco, producida por los estudios Pixar y ganadora del Oscar en 2017 a mejor cinta de animación, falleció este domingo, informaron autoridades mexicanas. Doña María había cumplido 109 años en septiembre pasado y murió en su pueblo natal de Santa Fe de la Laguna.

TeleSUR, JCM (2022-10-18). Hungría rechaza iniciativa de la UE para entrenar tropas de Ucrania. telesurtv.net Hungría fue el único país de la UE que no apoyó la iniciativa de formar militares ucranianos en los países de la Unión porque no contribuye a la paz.

Staff (2022-10-18). Falleció el artista de la plástica Juan Moreira. cubadebate.cu El destacado artista de la plástica Juan Moreira perdió los colores de la vida e inició su trayecto hacia la memoria histórica cubana, al fallecer hoy en La Habana a la edad de 83 años. Como un rayo que arremete sin previo aviso llegó la noticia de su muerte, informó el Ministerio de Cultura, al tiempo que se hizo eco de las palabras de elogio difundidas por el pintor y crítico Manuel López Oliva.

TeleSUR, jaa, JGN (2022-10-18). Aumenta a tres número de fallecidos por tormenta Karl en México. telesurtv.net Los municipios más afectados por las inundaciones son Pichucalco, Ixtacomitán, Ostuacán, Chapultenango, Juárez, Reforma y Sunuapa.

TeleSUR, lvm, JDO (2022-10-18). Bolivia mantiene desescalada en casos de Covid-19. telesurtv.net Freddy Armijo indicó que de un total de 144.592 casos notificados en la primera ola se reportaron 9.005 decesos.

TeleSUR, jaa, JDO (2022-10-18). Presidente Maduro visita El Castaño tras afectación por lluvias. telesurtv.net Hasta el momento habían desplegados en la zona 300 efectivos de seguridad y se espera que durante la noche de este lunes lleguen a 1000.

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