Daily Archives: January 5, 2023

2023-01-05: News Headlines

WSWS (2023-01-05). Ukrainian parliament, army leadership celebrate birthday of the fascist mass murderer Bandera. wsws.org The deafening silence about the celebration of Bandera's birthday by the Ukrainian parliament and chief-of-staff betrays the criminal complicity of the imperialist powers in the promotion and strengthening of Ukrainian fascism.

Staff (2023-01-05). Brazil: Defenders Return Embassy to Venezuelan Authorities. orinocotribune.com This Monday, January 2, the president of the National Assembly of Venezuela, deputy Jorge Rodríguez, received the keys to the headquarters of the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Brazil from the hands of local social movements that, for more than three years, had protected the residence from attempts of aggression, siege, and attacks by fascism. Rodríguez, accompanied by the new Venezuelan ambassador to Brazil, Manuel Vicente Vadell, as well as the staff that works at the diplomatic headquarters, received the keys to the residence from Joà£o Pedro Stedile, Brazilian social leader. | In 201…

WSWS (2023-01-05). Two years after January 6 attempted coup, Republican fascists deadlock the House. wsws.org Ultra-right representatives who helped organize the coup of January 6, 2021 are now demanding effective control of the House by blocking the selection of a Speaker.

thecommunists (2023-01-05). Communist replies to BBC budget tips: 'Get out and see the real world.'. thecommunists.org The following letter was sent by one of our members to the BBC in response to yet another patronising and delusional piece on 'budgeting'. ***** There is what you describe as a 'cost of living' crisis, and there is a real crisis — a crisis of capitalism. A crisis that will not be going away. …

ecns.cn (2023-01-05). CES: Chinese companies display tech innovation. ecns.cn Chinese enterprises, which account for 16 percent of exhibitors at this year's CES, are showcasing a wide array of innovative and disruptive products and services at the annual consumer electronics industry gathering.

United Against Racism, Fascism, NYC (2023-01-04). Community Defends Library Event in New York Against Violent Police, Proud Boys and Neo-Nazis. itsgoingdown.org Report from United Against Racism and Fascism-NYC on recent mobilization against Proud Boys and neo-Nazis who threatened a drag event at a library. We are an autonomous collective of antifascist neighbors, parents, educators, and community members. We are not paid by the library or Drag Story Hour, nor are we volunteers. We are New Yorkers… On New Year's Eve, anarchists, abolitionists, and angry community members across the so-called United States, Canada, and the world, all took part in yearly noise…

Juan Cole (2023-01-04). The Republican Sleight-of-Hand: McCarthy Failed on his first Try because He is George Santos. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) &#1 ; The Republican Party failed to elect a Speaker of the House on Tuesday. The ostensible reason is that 20 of the fascist so-called "Freedom Caucus" representatives voted against him. Six voted for Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), the biggest liar in politics since Oscar Zoroaster Phadrig Isaac Norman Henkle Emmannuel Ambroise …

teleSUR, lvm, YSM (2023-01-04). Festival de Teatro en Chile conmemorará años del golpe de Estado. telesurtv.net Diversas obras serán presentadas, entre ellas "El ritmo de la noche", "La amante fascista", y "Hechos consumados".

Editor (2023-01-04). On the influence of neo-Nazism in Ukraine. mronline.org A short history of neo-Nazism in Ukraine in response to NewsGuard's charge that Consortium News published false content about its extent.

WSWS (2023-01-04). Britain's National Health Service faced with deliberate collapse. wsws.org COVID policies backed by all the major parties of allowing tens of thousands of people to die unnecessary deaths and countless more to suffer prolonged ill health—rather than taking measures impacting on profits—were only the sharpest expression of a growing hostility to health spending seen as an intolerable drain on British capitalism, to be reduced as quickly as possible.

Chris Stewart (2023-01-04). Marx, the 'Metabolic Rift' and Capitalism's Assault on Nature. socialistproject.ca In recent years millions of young and working-class people have engaged in protests against the climate and ecological crisis as devastating wildfires, heat waves, droughts, hurricanes and floods have increased in regularity and intensity around the world. "System change, not climate change!" has become the main slogan, reflecting a sense that we need a fundamental transformation of society to avoid catastrophe. | It is no surprise that this has emerged alongside a renewed interest in the ideas of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, and their critique of capitalism. They argued that capitalism was based on exploit…

Suds, Snacks,, Socialism Forum Committee (2023-01-04). Saturday 1/7: Election 2022: What Does It Mean for the Socialist Left? indybay.org

Fight Back (2023-01-04). Peruvian trade union leader speaks about resistance to overthrow of President Castillo. fightbacknews.org Fight Back! interviewed Cristiano Mayta, a trade unionist in Peru on January 3 to learn more about the situation in Perú after the overthrow of democratically-elected President Pedro Castillo by an oligarchy-dominated Congress. There is a national strike called for January 4 amid violent repression. | Fight Back!: What is your organization? | Cristiano Mayta: I am the international secretary of the union SINATREL at a Coca-Cola bottling plant. I am also a member of an organization called Socialist Left of Peru (Izquierda Socialista Perú). | Fight Back!: From your perspective, what happened with President Castillo…

WSWS (2023-01-04). As trade unions seek end of UK strike wave: Socialist Workers Party attempts cover-up. wsws.org The social make-up and political physiognomy of the Socialist Workers Party is of an organisation wholly in thrall to the trade union bureaucracy.

_____ (2023-01-04). The First US Onslaught To 'Weaken' Post-Cold War Russia. popularresistance.org The first post-cold war assault on Russia by the West began in the early 1990s well before the expansion of NATO. It took the form of a U.S.-induced economic depression in Russia that was deeper and more disastrous than the Great Depression that devastated the U.S. in the 1930s. And it came at a time when Russians were naively talking of a "Common European Home" and a common European security structure that would include Russia. The magnitude of this economic catastrophe was spelled out tersely in a recent essay by Paul Krugman who wondered whether many Americans are aware of the enormous disaster it was for Russ…

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