Daily Archives: January 6, 2023

2023-01-06: News Headlines

_____ (2023-01-06). Brazil: Defenders Return Embassy to Venezuelan Authorities. popularresistance.org 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.

Margaret Kimberley (2023-01-06). White Lives Matter more in Ukraine. mronline.org The open white supremacy and fascism exhibited in Ukraine are conveniently swept under the rug. Nazis are bad, unless they serve the interests of the U.S. state.

Omali Yeshitela (2023-01-06). Omali Yeshitela: 'I was attacked by the FBI for fighting for black power'. greenleft.org.au African People's Socialist Party chairperson Omali Yeshitela discusses the FBI raid on his home and the continuing US government war on the movement for Black liberation and reparations.

Don Fitz (2023-01-06). United States: Two barrels aim at African People's Socialist Party. greenleft.org.au Members of the African People's Socialist Party (APSP) in the United States are expecting to be indicted this month over spurious allegations, reports Don Fitz, prompting a grassroots solidarity defence campaign.

Suds, Snacks,, Socialism Forum Committee (2023-01-06). Saturday 1/7: Election 2022: What Does It Mean for the Socialist Left? indybay.org

Tom McDowell (2023-01-06). Ontario's Strong Mayor Reforms: A New Shell for Urban Neoliberalism. socialistproject.ca Last month, Ontario's Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell affixed her signature to Along with

WSWS (2023-01-06). SGP holds successful launch event for the Berlin state elections. wsws.org On Monday, the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (Socialist Equality Party, SGP) broadcast its launch event for the 2023 Berlin state elections. In it, leading members of the party explained the SGP's principles, socialist program and historical foundations.

Monica Moorehead (2023-01-06). Incarcerated lives endangered in freezing conditions. workers.org In analyzing the heroic 1992 Los Angeles Rebellion, Sam Marcy, the late chairperson of Workers World Party, wrote in the pamphlet: "A Marxist Defense of the L.A. Rebellion" that "Marxism differs from all forms of bourgeois sociology in this most fundamental way: All bourgeois social sciences are directed at covering . . . |

WSWS (2023-01-06). Two years on, the January 6 coup continues. wsws.org Two years after former president Trump and his Republican alliestried to overturn the Constitution, the aspiring dictator and the social and political forces that supported him remain free, and are openly plotting their next coup.

Julia Rock (2023-01-06). How Big Pharma Actually Spends Its Massive Profits. levernews.com

Andrew Chuter (2023-01-05). Two classic graphic novels explore the rise of German fascism and the Holocaust. greenleft.org.au Andrew Chuter reviews two classic graphic novels: Maus, which tells the story of Vladek Spiegelman, a Jewish survivor of the Holocaust; and Berlin, which is set during the German Weimar Republic prior to World War II.

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.

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.

WSWS (2023-01-05). An interview with historian Christian Gerlach on the Nazi war of annihilation against the Soviet Union. wsws.org Christian Gerlach, who has done pioneering research into the Nazi war against the Soviet Union and the Holocaust, spoke to the WSWS about his work.

Editor (2023-01-05). Marx, the 'Metabolic Rift' and Capitalism's Assault on Nature. mronline.org Marx's theory that capitalism created a "metabolic rift" between human society and nature has re-emerged as an indispensable tool for understanding the climate crisis we face today.

JANET (2023-01-05). Buffalo 'bomb cyclone' exposes failure of capitalism. iacenter.org By Ryan Lockwood December 29, 2022 Buffalo, New York Buffalo is reeling from its worst snowstorm in a generation. From Dec. 23-25, Western New York state was ravaged by a "bomb cyclone," which brought hurricane-force winds, subzero wind chills and over 50 inches of snowfall to the region. But Winter Storm Elliot is as much a social disaster as it is a weather one. Abandoned cars block a road following winter storm in Buffalo, New York, Dec. 27. At the time of this writing, at least 40 people in the Buffalo area have died due to the storm, a majority of them people of color. This surpasses the death toll of the in…

Owen Schalk (2023-01-05). "If there is to be a livable future, it will be a future offline" mronline.org Jonathan Crary's new book excoriates the digital world of late capitalism.

Stephen Millies (2023-01-05). Capitalism's War on Railroad Workers Continues Under President Whose Support For Unions Rings Hollow. covertactionmagazine.com The U.S. Congress imposed a labor agreement on 115,000 railroad workers on December 1, disregarding the vote from four unions to reject it. That is how little real democracy there is in the United States. The millionaires' club on Capitol Hill could not even support giving sick days to railroaders chained to round-the-clock work schedules. Why …

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. …

Robert Reich (2023-01-05). The little secret about corporate profits. nationofchange.org The power of big corporations to raise their prices higher than their costs are rising.

Kamala Emanuel (2023-01-05). Video: 'We need a radical sea change' — music and politics with Grace Petrie. greenleft.org.au Inspiring socialist, feminist, lesbian, left-wing protest singer Grace Petrie spoke with Kamala Emanuel about music and politics.

Don Fitz (2023-01-05). Two barrels aim at African People's Socialist Party. mronline.org With new FBI and Department of "Justice" (DOJ) attacks expected in early January, a defense, mobilization and information session attracted hundreds of allies of the African People's Socialist Party (APSP).

jacobin (2023-01-05). New York City's Public Transit Is Broken. jacobin.com Socialist state legislator Zohran Mamdani says that can change.

Kamala Emanuel (2023-01-05). Video: 'We need a radical sea change' – music and politics with Grace Petrie. greenleft.org.au Inspiring socialist, feminist, lesbian, left-wing protest singer Grace Petrie spoke with Kamala Emanuel about music and politics.

JANET (2023-01-05). International forum honors Filipino revolutionary leader, Ka Joma. iacenter.org By Monica Moorehead January 2, 2023 A standing room only forum, "Ka Joma Lives: International Proletarian Revolutionary Leader, Theoretician, Teacher and Poet in the Service of the People," was held in tribute to the Filipino leader, Professor Jose Maria Sison, in Amsterdam Dec. 23. Credit: Nahendra Khadka Ka (Comrade) Joma died on Dec. 16 at age 83 in a hospital in the Netherlands, where he was forced into exile in 1988 by the reactionary Philippine government. Sison was imprisoned in the Philippines in 1977 for nine years but was released following the ouster of the U.S.-backed dictator, Ferdinand Marcos. The U…

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.

_____ (2023-01-05). State Power and Covid Crimes. strategic-culture.org By Ramesh THAKUR | The three major controversies over pandemic management for the past three years have been lockdown measures, universal masking recommendations and mandates, and Covid vaccines. | The last was a pharmaceutical intervention using revolutionary new technology. The first two were radical departures from the existing scientific and policy consensus as encapsulated in official documents from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and in several national pandemic preparedness plans. They established the willingness of the state to dictate every aspect of people's lives, down to the most ridiculous and ab…

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