2023-12-03: News Headlines

Pete Dolack (2023-12-03). If Capitalism is 'Natural,' Why Was so Much Force Used to Build it? counterpunch.org Image by Etienne Girardet. | If capitalism is such a natural outcome of human nature, why were systematic violence and draconian laws necessary to establish it? And if greed is the primary motivation for human beings, how could the vast majority of human existence have been in hunter-gatherer societies in which cooperation was the most valuable behavior? | Cheerleaders for capitalism — who generate endless arguments that greed is not only good but the dominant human motivation — tend to not dwell on the origination of the system, either implying it has always been with us or that it is the "natural…

Editor (2023-12-02). Despicable derailment of UN Climate negotiations. mronline.org Capitalism is taking humanity to disaster with a tiny minority doing most of the damage.

teleSUR, lvm, YSM (2023-12-02). Presidenta de Honduras culpa al capitalismo de la crisis climática. telesurtv.net La presidenta Xiomara Castro dijo que el 10 por ciento del Ejército nacional ahora está dedicado a la protección de los bosques.

Greg Godels (2023-12-02). The Ugly Face of Anti-Communism. dissidentvoice.org Since the Russian revolution, the founding of the Communist International, and the organization of a revolutionary party "of a new type" in nearly every country, Communist and Workers Parties have been in the sights of every country's bourgeoisie. In nearly all countries, the bourgeoisie, its political parties, its media, and its other henchmen have sought …

Dan Collyns (2023-12-02). Spreading gang violence worsens food crisis in Haiti. america.cgtn.com A UN report released this week on the situation in Haiti paints a grim picture of life in the Caribbean nation. Already wracked by poverty and lawlessness, the report warns of spreading gang violence further threatening food supplies.

2023-12-03 13:33:50 | 13:33 EST | rz | 7 | 0 | 4 | 1 | 0 

2023-12-01: News Headlines

Community of Squatted Prosfygika (2023-12-01). Solidarity for the Community of Squatted Prosfygika in Athens (Greece). indybay.org Dear Comrades, | There is urgent financial support needed for the Community of Squatted Prosfygika in Alexandras Avenue in Athens. The current situation has been bad and will change for the worst. Imperialist wars, fascist regimes and global capitalism are growing stronger in different territories, millions of people on the move get trapped and killed by the Greek and European Border regime, exploitation of landscapes and natural resources are pushing the climate catastrophe. These forces are the same that oppress and criminalize everyone and everything that we are struggling for. This situation leads to the need…

Community of Squatted Prosfygika (2023-11-30). Solidarity for the Community of Squatted Prosfygika in Athens (Greece). indybay.org Dear Comrades, | There is urgent financial support needed for the Community of Squatted Prosfygika in Alexandras Avenue in Athens. The current situation has been bad and will change for the worst. Imperialist wars, fascist regimes and global capitalism are growing stronger in different territories, millions of people on the move get trapped and killed by the Greek and European Border regime, exploitation of landscapes and natural resources are pushing the climate catastrophe. These forces are the same that oppress and criminalize everyone and everything that we are struggling for. This situation leads to the need…

publicbooks (2023-11-30). Speaking the Monster: Ecofeminism in "Alien" and "Aliens" publicbooks.org "The Alien movies model how patriarchal culture distracts people from capitalism's parasitism by designating women as the real threat."

publicbooks (2023-11-30). Speaking the Monster: Ecofeminism in "Alien" and "Aliens" publicbooks.org "The Alien movies model how patriarchal culture distracts people from capitalism's parasitism by designating women as the real threat."

2023-12-01 14:44:35 | 14:44 EST | rz | 6 | 0 | 3 | 1 | 0 

2023-11-30: News Headlines

WSWS (2023-11-29). A Tribute to Helen Halyard (November 24, 1950—November 28, 2023). wsws.org The unexpected and sudden death of Helen Halyard at the age of 73 deprives the working class in the United States and throughout the world of a courageous and selfless fighter for socialism.

WSWS (2023-11-29). A Tribute to Helen Halyard (November 24, 1950-November 28, 2023). wsws.org The unexpected and sudden death of Helen Halyard at the age of 73 deprives the working class in the United States and throughout the world of a courageous and selfless fighter for socialism.

Community of Squatted Prosfygika (2023-11-30). Solidarity for the Community of Squatted Prosfygika in Athens (Greece). indybay.org Dear Comrades, | There is urgent financial support needed for the Community of Squatted Prosfygika in Alexandras Avenue in Athens. The current situation has been bad and will change for the worst. Imperialist wars, fascist regimes and global capitalism are growing stronger in different territories, millions of people on the move get trapped and killed by the Greek and European Border regime, exploitation of landscapes and natural resources are pushing the climate catastrophe. These forces are the same that oppress and criminalize everyone and everything that we are struggling for. This situation leads to the need…

Paul Street (2023-11-29). We Can Do This But Not Under Capitalism. counterpunch.org Liberals want us to believe something that is simply false: that there are meaningful solutions to the leading existential problem of our time under the reigning capitalist-imperialist order. Recall how they responded to Joe Biden's 2022 corporate climate bill — the so-called Inflation Reduction Act. The legislation was hailed by Democrats and the establishment "green"

Editor (2023-11-29). Informal workers in the Global South and the Global Labor Movement. mronline.org Samir Amin, the late Africanist, Marxist, and revolutionary theorist, wrote in 2019: "the proletariat seems to disappear just at the moment it has become more widespread." Samir was not wrong.

presstv.ir (2023-11-29). British politician tells Press TV: Israeli crimes in Gaza part of 'ethnic cleansing policy'. presstv.ir Ranjeet Brar, a member of the Communist Party of Great Britain, who was arrested for an anti-Israel stance, says the regime's actions in the besieged enclave are a part of its 'ethnic cleansing policy'

Alina Ramos Martin (2023-11-29). Uruguayan repressors sentenced to prison. plenglish.com Montevideo, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) Uruguayan justice ordered the prosecution with imprisonment of five military officers charged with the abduction and disappearance of communist dock worker Julio Correa Rodríguez in 1975, it was announced on Wednesday.

Asia Walters (2023-11-29). It Takes Strength to Survive Poverty — and a Safety Net to Escape It. otherwords.org As a struggling single mom, I've learned that poverty is a policy choice, not a personal one. We can reverse it — if we choose.

2023-11-30 10:17:39 | 10:17 EST | rz | 10 | 0 | 7 | 1 | 0 

2023-11-29: News Headlines

WSWS (2023-11-29). A Tribute to Helen Halyard (November 24, 1950-November 28, 2023). wsws.org The unexpected and sudden death of Helen Halyard at the age of 73 deprives the working class in the United States and throughout the world of a courageous and selfless fighter for socialism.

Editor (2023-11-28). Cuba's economists committed to Che's example. mronline.org On the eve of Economist's Day, it is important to review some aspects of Che's core ideas on the Political Economy of Socialism and especially when for some the solution to current problems is to completely free the market and reduce the role of the State in the economy.

Paul Street (2023-11-29). We Can Do This But Not Under Capitalism. counterpunch.org Liberals want us to believe something that is simply false: that there are meaningful solutions to the leading existential problem of our time under the reigning capitalist-imperialist order. Recall how they responded to Joe Biden's 2022 corporate climate bill — the so-called Inflation Reduction Act. The legislation was hailed by Democrats and the establishment "green"

Frank Cappello (2023-11-28). MOVIES VS. CAPITALISM: Ask MVC Anything. levernews.com

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2023-11-28). Banned Books, Arrests and Police Supression in the UK. libya360.wordpress.com Craig Murray At Saturday's great march in support of Palestine in London, police arrested members of the Communist Party of Great Britain Marxist-Leninist (CPGBML) for having a pamphlet on sale on their stall. Harpal-Brar-Zionism: A Racist, Anti-Semitic and Reactionary Tool of Imperialism The "illegal" pamphlet is entitled Zionism: A Racist, Anti-Semitic and Reactionary Tool of Imperialism….

presstv.ir (2023-11-29). British politician tells Press TV: Israeli crimes in Gaza part of 'ethnic cleansing policy'. presstv.ir Ranjeet Brar, a member of the Communist Party of Great Britain, who was arrested for an anti-Israel stance, says the regime's actions in the besieged enclave are a part of its 'ethnic cleansing policy'

ecns.cn (2023-11-27). Yangtze belt development to get boost. ecns.cn A key meeting of the Communist Party of China highlighted on Monday the need to advance the high-quality development of the Yangtze River Economic Belt, calling for unwavering efforts to protect its ecology and environment and propel innovations in science and technology.

ecns.cn (2023-11-27). Xi chairs leadership meeting on Yangtze River Economic Belt development, CPC leadership over foreign affairs. ecns.cn The Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee on Monday held a meeting to review guidelines on policies and measures for further promoting the high-quality development of the Yangtze River Economic Belt.

presstv.ir (2023-11-28). British politician tells Press TV: Israeli crimes in Gaza part of 'ethnic cleansing policy'. presstv.ir Ranjeet Brar, a member of the Communist Party of Great Britain, who was arrested for an anti-Israel stance, says the regime's actions in the besieged enclave are a part of its 'ethnic cleansing policy'

ecns.cn (2023-11-28). Xi chairs leadership meeting on Yangtze River Economic Belt development, CPC leadership over foreign affairs. ecns.cn The Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) on Nov. 27 held a meeting to review Guidelines on Policies and Measures for Further Promoting High-Quality Development of the Yangtze River Economic Belt, and Regulations on the CPC Leadership over Foreign Affairs. Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, chaired the meeting.

Phil Wilson (2023-11-28). Poverty and Climate Overheating: Flip Sides of One Coin. counterpunch.org I retired in 2020 after decades as a mental health outreach worker. My job involved going out to my clients' apartments — usually in sprawling housing projects or in "section 8" apartments in run down neighborhoods. Some of my clients slept in backyard sheds or abandoned factories and I met with them on playgrounds, parking

Zane McNeill (2023-11-28). Idaho Asks Supreme Court to Let State Prosecute Doctors, Ban Abortions. truthout.org The state of Idaho, represented by the Alliance Defending Freedom — designated a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center — asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to allow its abortion ban to take full effect. Idaho's Defense of Life Act is one of the strictest abortion bans in the country and imposes criminal penalties on doctors who perform abortions in the state. In 2022… |

2023-11-29 12:15:33 | 12:15 EST | rz | 14 | 2 | 10 | 3 | 0 

2023-11-28: News Headlines

Editor (2023-11-28). Cuba's economists committed to Che's example. mronline.org On the eve of Economist's Day, it is important to review some aspects of Che's core ideas on the Political Economy of Socialism and especially when for some the solution to current problems is to completely free the market and reduce the role of the State in the economy.

Frank Cappello (2023-11-28). MOVIES VS. CAPITALISM: Ask MVC Anything. levernews.com

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2023-11-28). Banned Books, Arrests and Police Supression in the UK. libya360.wordpress.com Craig Murray At Saturday's great march in support of Palestine in London, police arrested members of the Communist Party of Great Britain Marxist-Leninist (CPGBML) for having a pamphlet on sale on their stall. Harpal-Brar-Zionism: A Racist, Anti-Semitic and Reactionary Tool of Imperialism The "illegal" pamphlet is entitled Zionism: A Racist, Anti-Semitic and Reactionary Tool of Imperialism….

ecns.cn (2023-11-27). Yangtze belt development to get boost. ecns.cn A key meeting of the Communist Party of China highlighted on Monday the need to advance the high-quality development of the Yangtze River Economic Belt, calling for unwavering efforts to protect its ecology and environment and propel innovations in science and technology.

ecns.cn (2023-11-27). Xi chairs leadership meeting on Yangtze River Economic Belt development, CPC leadership over foreign affairs. ecns.cn The Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee on Monday held a meeting to review guidelines on policies and measures for further promoting the high-quality development of the Yangtze River Economic Belt.

ecns.cn (2023-11-28). Xi chairs leadership meeting on Yangtze River Economic Belt development, CPC leadership over foreign affairs. ecns.cn The Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) on Nov. 27 held a meeting to review Guidelines on Policies and Measures for Further Promoting High-Quality Development of the Yangtze River Economic Belt, and Regulations on the CPC Leadership over Foreign Affairs. Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, chaired the meeting.

Phil Wilson (2023-11-28). Poverty and Climate Overheating: Flip Sides of One Coin. counterpunch.org I retired in 2020 after decades as a mental health outreach worker. My job involved going out to my clients' apartments — usually in sprawling housing projects or in "section 8" apartments in run down neighborhoods. Some of my clients slept in backyard sheds or abandoned factories and I met with them on playgrounds, parking

John Perry, Orinoco Tribune. (2023-11-27). US Sanctions Hit Nicaragua's Social Investment Programs. popularresistance.org Which country spends nearly two-thirds of its budget on tackling poverty? When I met Nicaragua's finance minister, Ivan Acosta, he had just presented his 2024 budget to its National Assembly, and he made clear that a large part of it is aimed at doing just that. | In cash terms, Nicaragua's government will spend about 24% more in 2024 than in the current year, which includes a huge increase (43%) in public sector investment. Acosta explained how the country would continue its recent advances in health, education, transport, energy, water supply, housing and local government services. Less than 3% of spending is f…

WSWS (2023-11-27). Thanksgiving in America: End of pandemic social programs fuels rising hunger. wsws.org A major driver in the rise of poverty is the end of pandemic emergency benefits, including expanded child tax credits and food stamps, as well as free school meals.

2023-11-28 16:08:44 | 16:08 EST | rz | 11 | 0 | 4 | 8 | 0 

2023-11-26: News Headlines

midwesternmarx (2023-11-26). Cuba's economists committed to Che's example. By: Pedro Ríoseco López-Trigo. midwesternmarx.com On the eve of Economist's Day, it is important to review some aspects of Che's core ideas on the Political Economy of Socialism and especially when for some the solution to current problems is to completely free the market and reduce the role of the State in the economy. ​In the Constituent Congress of the National Association of Economists and Accountants of Cuba (ANEC), in 1979, November 26 was established as Economist's Day, in tribute to the appointment of Ernesto Che Guevara o …

Ann Brown (2023-11-25). Scholar Charisse Burden-Stelly Releases New Book on Racial Capitalism: 'Black Scare/Red Scare'. moguldom.com Acclaimed scholar Dr. Charisse Burden-Stelly, an associate professor of African American Studies at Wayne State University, has unveiled her latest book, "Black Scare/Red Scare: Theorizing Capitalist Racism in the United States." In this work, Dr. Burden-Stelly does a deep dive into the intertwined histories of anti-Black racial oppression and anti-communist repression in the U.S., shedding …

reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras (2023-11-25). Argentina: La anomalía salvaje. indybay.org Argentina: La anomalía salvaje | 14 millones votaron para que llegue a dominar la motosierra ultraneolliberal: anarcocapitalismo…

WSWS (2023-11-25). The election of Milei and the breakdown of Peronism and bourgeois democracy in Argentina. wsws.org The most important question raised by the Argentine elections is why mass outrage over conditions imposed by capitalism led to the election of the profit system's most extreme right-wing defenders.

midwesternmarx (2023-11-26). Forward Ever: 40 Years on from the End of the Revolution and the U.S. Invasion of Grenada. By: Amy Li Baksh. midwesternmarx.com In the throes of the Cold War, a tiny Caribbean island dared to wage a revolutionary experiment. As the Revo imploded, the United States invaded. Dear Comradesif it must beyou speak no more with menor smile no more with menor march no more with methen let me takea patience and a calmfor even now the greener leaf explodessun brightens stoneand all the river burns.Now from the mourning vanguard moving ondear Comrades I salute you and I sayDeath will not find us thinking that we die.— …

midwesternmarx (2023-11-26). Gaza: a pause before the storm. By: Pepe Escobar. midwesternmarx.com The US and its allies will continue backing Israel's war on Gaza after a brief truce. But as the case for 'genocide' grows stronger, the new multipolar powers will have to confront the old hegemons and their Rules-Based Chaos. ​While the world cries "Israeli genocide," the Biden White House is gushing over the upcoming Gaza truce it helped broker, as though it's actually "on the verge" of its "biggest diplomatic victory." ​Be …

midwesternmarx (2023-11-26). Gaza war shatters west's Global South clout. By: Mohamad Hasan Sweidan. midwesternmarx.com ​On 15 November, The Guardian caused a social media stir by removing a letter from its website written by the late Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, titled "A Letter to America." The missive, which had remained on the media outlet's site for over two decades, delved into the reasons behind the fateful 9/11 attacks on the US, which it said was a response to US injustices in Afghanistan, Palestine, and other parts of the Islamic world. ​Bin Laden's letter …

midwesternmarx (2023-11-26). Hamas: From Al-Aqsa Intifada to Al-Aqsa Flood. By: Sammy Ismail. midwesternmarx.com Any sympathizer with the Palestinian cause must recognize the aptness of the Palestinian people's decision to resist and achieve liberation. Solidarity is not about pitying the Palestinians for their grave suffering but rather honoring their will to resist their oppressors. ​I won't rest until I plant my heaven in this world. Or I'll uproot the world's heavens from it -Ghassan Kanafani ​Hamas: rising as the military vanguard in Palestine Hamas, which l …

midwesternmarx (2023-11-26). Israel Is Assassinating Journalists in Gaza. By: Amanda Yee. midwesternmarx.com As part of its genocidal onslaught on Gaza, Israel is killing media workers at an unprecedented rate, seemingly to prevent the world from seeing the unspeakable atrocities it carries out. Israel is intentionally assassinating journalists in Gaza. As it wages its genocidal onslaught on the enclave, having murdered at least 13,000 Palestinians so far, Israel is simultaneously killing media workers in order to prevent the world from seeing the unspeakable atrocities it carries out.&#82 …

midwesternmarx (2023-11-26). The Eviction Notice Is Being Written, and Will Come in Four Languages. By: Pepe Escobar. midwesternmarx.com ​The Eviction Notice is being written. And it will come in four languages. Russian. Farsi. Mandarin. And last but not least, English.​A much-cherished pleasure of professional writing is to always be enriched by informed readers. This "eviction" insight — worth a thousand geopolitical treatises — was offered by one of my sharpest readers commenting on a column.Concisely, what we have here expresses a deeply felt consensus across the spectrum n …

midwesternmarx (2023-11-26). The immensity of a man. By: Mailenys Oliva Ferrales. midwesternmarx.com Inexhaustible presence, image of the dream fulfilled and truth of a country, Fidel continues to inhabit us from the survival, and emerging undefeated in the endearing memory of those who lived his time ​Seven Novembers have passed since his physical departure and, however, Fidel continues to inhabit us since his survival, with that inexhaustible presence that emanates from his eternal and inescapable legacy, and from the endearing memory of those who lived his time.And it could not …

midwesternmarx (2023-11-26). US & Israel Dead-Last in Following UN Charter. By: Jeffrey D. Sachs and Guillaume Lafortune. midwesternmarx.com As part of our academic research on how to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we are examining the extent to which U.N. member states adhere to the U.N. Charter and U.N.-backed goals such as the SDGs.Towards this end, we have created a preliminary "Multilateralism Index" and welcome feedback and suggestions. The ranking of 74 countries according to the Multilateralism Index is shown below. Barbados ranks highest, the U.N. member most aligned with the U.N. Charter. Thou …

Erica Caines, Hood Communist. (2023-11-26). Community Control For A Zone Of Peace. popularresistance.org Earlier this year, in January, I had the privilege of spending ten days on the Women In Nicaragua: Power and Protagonism delegation which was organized by the Jubilee House Community — Casa Benjamin Linder and Alliance for Global Justice. This was nothing short of a life changing trip. This opportunity came by way of a sponsorship so I want to encourage you all in donating to allow another person this same opportunity. Because I promise you, I have not been the same since I've returned. | I've often described my trip in January as nothing short of life changing. So when given the chance to return in July le…

John Perry (2023-11-26). US Sanctions Hit Nicaragua's Social Investment Programs. orinocotribune.com By John Perry — Nov 7, 2023 | John Perry is based in Masaya, Nicaragua, and writes for the Council on Hemispheric Affairs, London Review of Books, FAIR and other outlets. | Which country spends nearly two-thirds of its budget on tackling poverty? When I met Nicaragua's finance minister, Ivan Acosta, he had just presented his 2024 budget to its National Assembly, and he made clear that a large part of it is aimed at doing just that. | In cash terms, Nicaragua's government will spend about 24% more in 2024 than in the current year, which includes a huge increase (43%) in public sector investment. Acosta explai…

Trade Unions for Energy Democracy. (2023-11-26). Argentina is Not For Sale: Unions Respond to Privatization. popularresistance.org Argentines weary of annual inflation soaring above 140% and a poverty rate that reached 40% have elected right-wing libertarian economist Javier Milei. On Sunday, November 19, 2023, Milei defeated Economy Minister Sergio Massa by a wide margin, 55.7% to 44.3%, winning all but three of the nation's 24 provinces. He had campaigned on the promise to privatise state-owned enterprises, slash government spending, dollarise the economy, eliminate the Central Bank, and close key ministries, among them health and education. | Milei is making the privatisation of the Argentine state-run oil company, YPF, a top priority. "T…

2023-11-26 20:14:09 | 20:14 EST | rz | 17 | 0 | 6 | 12 | 0 

2023-11-25: News Headlines

Ann Brown (2023-11-25). Scholar Charisse Burden-Stelly Releases New Book on Racial Capitalism: 'Black Scare/Red Scare'. moguldom.com Acclaimed scholar Dr. Charisse Burden-Stelly, an associate professor of African American Studies at Wayne State University, has unveiled her latest book, "Black Scare/Red Scare: Theorizing Capitalist Racism in the United States." In this work, Dr. Burden-Stelly does a deep dive into the intertwined histories of anti-Black racial oppression and anti-communist repression in the U.S., shedding …

reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras (2023-11-25). Argentina: La anomalía salvaje. indybay.org Argentina: La anomalía salvaje | 14 millones votaron para que llegue a dominar la motosierra ultraneolliberal: anarcocapitalismo…

WSWS (2023-11-25). The election of Milei and the breakdown of Peronism and bourgeois democracy in Argentina. wsws.org The most important question raised by the Argentine elections is why mass outrage over conditions imposed by capitalism led to the election of the profit system's most extreme right-wing defenders.

reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras (2023-11-24). Argentina: La anomalía salvaje. indybay.org Argentina: La anomalía salvaje | 14 millones votaron para que llegue a dominar la motosierra ultraneolliberal: anarcocapitalismo…

Staff (2023-11-24). Cuba Marches in Support of Palestine. orinocotribune.com The president of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel, marched at the forefront of a mass demonstration down the central Malecón boardwalk in Havana, the capital of Cuba, to support the cause of Palestine and condemn the crimes against humanity committed by the Israeli settler regime. | Convened by the Union of Young Communists (UJC) of the island, thousands of people marched down the streets chanting slogans in favor of the occupied Palestinian people this Thursday, November 23. | Hoy acompañamos la marcha de los jóvenes palestinos y cubanos en La Habana. Nuestros corazones y también nuestros actos están y estarán siempre ju…

Eve Ottenberg (2023-11-24). U.S. Poverty is More Entrenched Than Ever. counterpunch.org More Americans are poorer and persistently poorer than they have been in a long time. Since last year the number of people living in poverty in the U.S. increased by 15.3 million, as pandemic aid ended, according to CBS September 12. The census and CBS differ over how many American households endure penury, with the

2023-11-25 16:12:57 | 16:12 EST | rz | 8 | 0 | 3 | 3 | 0 

2023-11-23: News Headlines

Lawrence Wittner (2023-11-22). The Brotherhood of Billionaires. counterpunch.org In recent decades, a growing similarity has developed between the Chinese and U.S. economic systems. Despite the Chinese Communist Party's talk of "socialism," the rapidly-expanding Chinese economy has become increasingly capitalist, with the private sector accounting for about two-thirds of China's Gross Domestic Product in 2021. Not surprisingly, then, the two countries currently lead the

WSWS (2023-11-22). Left Party conference in Augsburg: support for Gaza genocide, NATO war against Russia, and capitalism. wsws.org All the phrases about peace and social policy at its conference cannot hide the fact that in all central questions, the Left Party supports the policies of the German government, the European Union and NATO.

Kit Klarenberg (2023-11-22). JFK assassination at 60: Oswald 'doubles' show CIA hand in plot. thegrayzone.com The paper trail documenting Oswald's look-a-likes may provide the best proof CIA elements orchestrated the JFK assassination plot. Few things unite Americans like the certainty that John F. Kennedy was assassinated as the result of a conspiracy. This November 22, on the 60th anniversary of Kennedy's assassination, polls show the overwhelming majority of US citizens do not believe accused assassin Lee Harvey Oswald acted without accomplices. Many contend the Communist "lone nut" shooter was in fact merely an innocent "patsy", …

WSWS (2023-11-22). New Zealand medical lab workers strike again over low wages. wsws.org Laboratory workers, employed by private company Awanui, play a vital role in the health system but are paid poverty wages barely above the minimum wage.

CGTN China Global Television Network (2023-11-22). China calls for promoting peace through common development. pressenza.com China's ambassador to the UN has called for promoting sustainable peace through common development at an open debate at the UN Security Council on Monday.: To achieve basic, inclusive and sustainable development is the foundation for ensuring long-term peace and stability of a country, said Zhang Jun. | Noting that most of the hotspot issues on the agenda of the Security Council occur in developing regions where poverty and unbalanced development are common features, Zhang said achieving mutual respect and common development is an effective way to maintain international peace."We have taken note that some…

2023-11-23 10:09:32 | 10:09 EST | rz | 7 | 0 | 5 | 0 | 0 

2023-11-21: News Headlines

Horacio Rovelli (2023-11-20). Anarco-capitalismo: Si el Estado no planifica el futuro, los grupos financieros lo harán. globalizacion.ca David Ricardo (1722-1823) fue uno de los padres de la economía política, con dos grandes méritos. El primero: fundamentar la teoría valor-trabajo, esto es, la economía es el trabajo de transformación de los elementos que nos brinda la naturaleza para…

Bruce Lerro (2023-11-21). Collectivist, Individualist and Communist Selves Part II. dissidentvoice.org Summary of Part I In Part I of my article, we began by distinguishing the social self from two forms of identity that are often confused with it: temperament and personality. The focus of part one is to show how very social (or even socialist) was the work of social psychologist George Herbert Mead. We …

WSWS (2023-11-21). MGM Grand Detroit casino workers reject contract betrayal, continue strike. wsws.org Striking MGM Grand casino workers have voted down a supposed "historic" agreement that would have kept workers locked into poverty rates of pay as gaming profits surge.

2023-11-21 14:54:52 | 14:54 EST | rz | 5 | 0 | 1 | 2 | 0 

2023-11-19: News Headlines

Joyce Chediac (2023-11-18). Israel forces hundreds of sick, wounded and homeless Palestinians from Gaza's al-Shifa hospital. liberationnews.org The fight for a free Palestine raises the hopes and dreams of all who suffer under capitalism and imperialism for their own liberation.

midwesternmarx (2023-11-19). A rose for Gramsci. By: Andy Merrifield>. midwesternmarx.com ​A few weeks ago, I was standing under the entrance arch of the Hotel Villa Morgagni along via Giovanni Battista Morgagni, in Rome's northeastern Nomentano neighborhood. It's a smart looking mansion-cum-townhouse, built in a turn-of-the-century Liberty style, with some fetching Art Nouveau flourishes. Since the early 2000s, the property has been owned by the Italian businessman Adartico Vudafieri, a former rally car champion, who'd transformed it into a 4-star, 34- …

midwesternmarx (2023-11-19). From Gaza and Cuba, they ask—are you human like us?: The Forty-Fifth Newsletter (2023). By: Vijay Prashad. midwesternmarx.com Rachid Koraichi (Algeria), One Plate, from A Nation in Exile, c. 1981. ​Dear friends,Greetings from the desk of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research.More than 10,000 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli armed forces in Gaza since 7 October, nearly half of them children, according to the most recent report by spokesperson for the Gaza Ministry of Health Dr Ashraf Al-Qudra. Over 25,000 others have been injured, with thousands still buried under the ru …

midwesternmarx (2023-11-19). Incurable (?) US Schizophrenia About China. By: Radhika Desai. midwesternmarx.com ​Rarely has a summit between the world's two most important countries been burdened with fewer expectations. Rarely has the world, bristling with problems both urgent and persistent — from proliferating conflicts, renewed nuclear threats, derailed climate negotiations, a listing world economy — needed them to be higher.​The meeting between Presidents Xi and Biden on Wednesday on the sidelines of the upcoming APEC meeting 'appears aimed less at finding v …

midwesternmarx (2023-11-19). Israeli War Crimes and Propaganda Follow US Blueprint. By: MEDEA BENJAMIN AND NICOLAS DAVIES. midwesternmarx.com The wars and the killing go on, day after day, year after year, out of sight and out of mind for most Americans. ​We have both been reporting on and protesting against U.S. war crimes for many years, and against identical crimes committed by U.S. allies and proxies like Israel and Saudi Arabia: illegal uses of military force to try to remove enemy governments or "regimes"; hostile military occupations; disproportionate military violence justified by claims of "ter …

midwesternmarx (2023-11-19). Provocations by the U.S. State Department Can Chill Press Freedom in Latin America. By: Vijay Prashad. midwesternmarx.com Provocations by the U.S. State Department Can Chill Press Freedom in Latin America ​The headline is provocative: "The Kremlin's Efforts to Covertly Spread Disinformation in Latin America." This was a statement on the U.S. State Department website, posted on November 7, 2023. The United States government accused two companies—Social Design Agency and Structura National Technologies—of being the main agents of what it alleged is Russian-backed …

midwesternmarx (2023-11-19). The death of Al-Shifa Hospital, the last bastion of humanity in northern Gaza. By: Tareq Hajjaj. midwesternmarx.com This dispatch was relayed by Mondoweiss Gaza Correspondent Tareq Hajjaj via voice note.Two days ago, the injured left Al-Shifa Hospital with wounds still bleeding, some on wheelchairs, some pulled by cart. Those who arrived in the south a few days ago reported that Al-Shifa Hospital's administration had urged them to flee since it would soon no longer be operational. By now, it has completely closed down.These directives did not come out of nowhere. They were based on the …

midwesternmarx (2023-11-19). The Horror, The Horror. By: Chris Hedges. midwesternmarx.com ​Israel's genocidal attacks, which are killing hundreds of Palestinians a day, including some 160 children, have expanded to shelling the remaining hospitals in Gaza. ​DOHA, Qatar: I am in the studio of Al Jazeera's Arabic service watching a live feed from Gaza City. The Al Jazeera reporter in northern Gaza, because of the intense Israeli shelling, was forced to evacuate to southern Gaza. He left his camera behind. He trained it on Al-Shifa hospital, Gaza&rsqu …

midwesternmarx (2023-11-19). The Israeli Attack on Palestinian Health Workers in Gaza and the Failure of the American Medical Association. By: Rupa Marya and Vijay Prashad. midwesternmarx.com ​On November 11, 2023, the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) stated that Israeli tanks were within twenty meters of the al-Quds hospital, the second-largest hospital in Gaza City. They reported that there was "direct shooting at the hospital, creating a state of extreme panic and fear among 14,000 displaced people." Many of those killed have been medical personnel. A group called Healthcare Workers Watch-Palestine, formed in November 2023, has been keepin …

Bob Bishop (2023-11-18). 'Civil War Two' Review: Prophetic Warnings From Three Decades ago. sonar21.com A University of California, Davis study found 'alienation,' 'mistrust,' and a growing tendency to turn to violence in their recently conducted survey across the country. More than two-thirds of respondents said they saw a 'serious threat to our democracy,' and 50.1 percent agreed with the statement that 'in the next few years, there will be civil war in the U.S.' The neo-Marxist Southern Poverty Law Center research found that 44 percent of Americans believed the U.S. was headed toward civil war. Let's dive into a prophetic novel about a possible Civil War 2 published three decades ago. | Author Thomas W. Ch…

Prudence Jarrett, Francesco Checchi (2023-11-18). Correspondence] Aid to the Central African Republic falls while death rates rise. thelancet.com Which country in the world has the deadliest environment for its inhabitants? According to a published study,1 this unenviable record might be held by the Central African Republic, where 5 million people, largely rurally based and very young, have had decades of poverty and insecurity. The latest cycle of armed conflict in the Central African Republic began in 2013 and has seen an upsurge following the 2020 election. One in four people in the Central African Republic are displaced and half of the population live in areas outside government control.

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