Daily Archives: January 8, 2023

2023-01-08: News Headlines

Marc Saxer, Rainer Hank (2023-01-08). Battle for Social Democracy and Unfettered Capitalism. indybay.org Two opposing schools of thought face each other at the sickbed: neoliberalism and social democracy. But didn't the death-bells of neoliberalism ring in the course of the financial market crisis? Were not neoliberals unmasked as charlatans who first caused the whole mess with their deregulation medicine?

Steve Lalla (2023-01-08). Blows Against the Empire—2022 In Memoriam. orinocotribune.com By Steve Lalla &#1 ; Jan 6, 2023 | Throughout 2022, monopoly capitalism, with the US at its core, continued to erode from within and buckle under pressure exerted by sovereign states and peoples' movements alike. Relentless blows reigned down on the empire. These were some of the most memorable: | January 30: Prior to the Winter Olympics in Beijing, the leaders of China and Russia meet, the first visit between Xi Jinping and any world leader in over two years. A Russia—China joint statement heralded the dawning of a "new era," warned against "the negative impact of the United States' Indo-Pacific strategy o…

mforinoco (2023-01-08). United States: Two Barrels Aim at African People's Socialist Party. orinocotribune.com Green Party leader and Cuba solidarity activist Don Fitz writes about the US DOJ repression against the African People's Socialist Party. | 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). On December 23, 2022, they zoomed into the "Emergency Mass Meeting: Hands Off Uhuru! Hands Off Africa!" The APSP told its supporters that it expects indictments in early January and possibly sooner. | Indictments could include many more than the four names listed as "unind…

Staff (2023-01-08). El descanso de los hebreos. cubadebate.cu Los restos del cineasta cubano Saúl Yelín y un monumento con seis jabones fabricados con grasa de víctimas del holocausto, se encuentran en la necrópolis hebrea de Guanabacoa, la más antigua de su tipo en el país.

ecns.cn (2023-01-08). Pakistani PM hails China's great help for flood relief aid. ecns.cn Pakistani Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif has appreciated China and Chinese enterprises' great help to the flood-affected people of the country.

F. Douglas Stephenson (2023-01-08). Big Pharma spent more on Stock Buybacks and Dividends than on Research and Development even during COVID. juancole.com Gainesville, Florida (Special to Informed Comment) &#1 ; The 14 largest publicly-traded pharmaceutical companies spent $747 billion on stock buybacks and dividends from 2012 through 2021 — substantially more than the $660 billion they spent on research and development. So argue economists William Lazonick, professor emeritus of economics at University of Massachusetts, and àñner Tulum, a …

_____ (2023-01-07). Ukraine: Parliament, Army Leadership Celebrate Fascist Mass Murderer. popularresistance.org On January 1, 2023, hours after the Ukrainian armed forces engaged in an airstrike on a Russian military base that led to the death of at least 89 Russian soldiers—most of them raw recruits—the Ukrainian parliament, army leadership and local officials celebrated the 114th anniversary of Stepan Bandera, the figurehead of Ukrainian fascism. | Bandera advocated the establishment of an "ethnically pure" Ukrainian state in alliance first with German and then with US imperialism. He personally participated in multiple targeted political assassinations of Polish politicians in the 1930s. During World War II,…

WSWS (2023-01-07). Republicans elect House speaker on 15th ballot, Biden praises police and "patriotic" Republicans. wsws.org In the aftermath of the November midterm elections, media pundits proclaimed a "victory for democracy" and "return to normalcy" in American politics. The events of Friday, however, the second anniversary of the January 6, 2021, storming of the US Capitol by a fascist mob incited by the sitting president, have well and truly exploded all such fantasies.

_____ (2023-01-07). Ukraine Parliament Cheers Nazi Collaborator. strategic-culture.org Even neighboring Poland, a staunch ally of Kiev in the ongoing war with Russia, has criticized the Verkhovna Rada's Jan. 1 celebration of the birthday of Stepan Bandera. | By Peoples DISPATCH | Ukraine's support for neo-Nazi groups and its attempts to officially recognize pro-Nazi legions and Nazi collaborators from World War II have been steadfastly criticized by communists and other anti-fascist groups in the region. | Kiev's supporters in Europe and North America have, until now, maintained a complicit silence about these maneuvers. However, the latest gesture by the Ukrainian parliament — cheering on th…

_____ (2023-01-07). Biden has ruined both Ukraine and the US. journal-neo.org Moscow's special operation in Ukraine to denazify the criminal Kiev regime has not only become a dividing line between Russia and the US with its Western allies who have openly stood up for the blatant neo-Nazism they have revived in recent years. But it also showed what losses for Americans and Europeans the White House …

Anonymous103 (2023-01-07). Prince Harry's Great Afghan Shooting Party. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark | What to make of it? History is filled with the deeds of blood-thirsty princes bold in ambition and feeble of mind. Massacres make the man, though there is often little to merit the person behind it. The Duke of Sussex seemingly wishes to add his name to that list. In what can only be described as one of his "Nazi uniform" moments, Prince Harry

WSWS (2023-01-07). Australian students and youth: "We need an anti-war movement because otherwise we won't have a future" wsws.org "There's been no greater time for the building of an anti-war movement. Capitalism has no answer to the needs of the population. All it has is austerity policies."

mforinoco (2023-01-07). Capitalism's Court Jester: Slavoj Žižek. orinocotribune.com By Gabriel Rockhill &#1 ; Jan 2, 2023 | One of the most prominent intellectuals in the contemporary world was named to the list of the "Top 100 Global Thinkers" in Foreign Policy magazine in 2012.

Steve Lalla (2023-01-07). Blows Against the Empire: 2022 in Memoriam. dissidentvoice.org Throughout 2022, monopoly capitalism, with the US at its core, continued to erode from within and buckle under pressure exerted by sovereign states and peoples' movements alike. Relentless blows reigned down on the empire. These were some of the most memorable: January 30: Prior to the Winter Olympics in Beijing, the leaders of China and …

WSWS (2023-01-07). Former secretary at Stutthof concentration camp sentenced to juvenile probation. wsws.org On December 20, 2022, the Itzehoe Regional Court in the German state of Schleswig-Holstein sentenced 97-year-old Irmgard Furchner, a former secretary at the Stutthof concentration camp near Gdansk, to a suspended juvenile sentence of two years for aiding and abetting murder in more than 10, 0 cases.

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