Daily Archives: January 13, 2023

2023-01-13: News Headlines

WSWS (2023-01-13). Fed chief Powell defends the dictatorship of finance capital. wsws.org Speaking at a symposium in Stockholm, Sweden, on central bank independence Powell made it clear that the Fed and other central banks, acting in the interests of finance capital, must be allowed a free hand in imposing the crisis of capitalism on to the backs of the working class.

Jesús Inojosa (2023-01-13). Diosdado Cabello: Workers' Salary is a Priority for President Maduro (+PCV). orinocotribune.com This Wednesday, January 11, the first vice president of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela, Diosdado Cabello, stated that the salary of Venezuelan workers is the main concern of President Nicolás Maduro. During his program Con el Mazo Dando, the Chavista leader questioned the proclamations of opposition sectors of the country regarding the recent protests led by a group from the education sector that demand better salaries. | "Some gentlemen came out there talking about their support for the protests," he said, "but when the government was theirs, they endorsed the human rights violations that were committed…

WSWS (2023-01-13). Video: SGP rally against tank deliveries to Ukraine. wsws.org On Saturday, the Socialist Equality Party (SGP) held its first election rally in Berlin-Spandau. Top candidate Christoph Vandreier and honorary chairman Ulrich Rippert spoke against tank deliveries to Ukraine and for an international movement against war.

WSWS (2023-01-13). "Two World Wars are enough! Stop the warmongers!": Socialist Equality Party puts up over 6,000 election posters across Berlin. wsws.org The SGP is now visible throughout the German capital as the only party counteracting the hated war policy and social devastation that is being promoted at the federal and state levels.

Staff (2023-01-13). Legendary Prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo on "Argentina, 1985" and Why Democracy Is at Risk Today. democracynow.org Former Argentine prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo, who served as deputy prosecutor in Argentina's Trial of the Juntas and later as the first prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, is portrayed in the film "Argentina, 1985," which won the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture in a Non-English Language this week. The film dramatizes the efforts of Argentina's civilian court to prosecute the country's former military leaders for brutal crimes committed during the U.S.-backed right-wing military dictatorship from 1976 to 1983. Ocampo spoke to Democracy Now! recently about that landm…

Staff (2023-01-13). "Argentina, 1985": Oscar-Shortlisted Film Depicts Historic War Crimes Trial of U.S.-Backed Generals. democracynow.org We speak with director Santiago Mitre about "Argentina, 1985," his dramatization of the Trial of the Juntas, when a civilian court prosecuted Argentina's former military leaders for brutal crimes committed during the U.S.-backed right-wing military dictatorship from 1976 to 1983. The film just won a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture in a Non-English Language and is also shortlisted for an Oscar for best international film. Mitre talks about following the landmark trial in Argentina as a boy, just a short time after the end of the dictatorship, and why he felt compelled to tell the story as a…

Orinoco Tribune 2 (2023-01-13). A 'Whataboutist' Response to the Useful Idiots of the Anglo-American Empire. orinocotribune.com By Dimitri Lascaris &#1 ; Jan 7, 2023 | Anti-imperialists often respond to criticisms of the West's official enemies (China, Russia, Iran, etc.) by pointing to the crimes of Western governments and their non-Western proxies. In the West, responses of this nature are frequently denounced as 'whataboutism.' | What does 'whataboutism' mean and where did this term originate? | According to Whataboutism or whataboutery (as in "what about…?") denotes in a pejorative sense a procedure in which a critical question or argument is not answe…

Eric Zuesse (2023-01-12). America's "War against Communism" Was Really a War against Advocates for the Poor. dissidentvoice.org Two examples — Korea and Indonesia — will be documented here in order to display that America's Cold War against communism was/is a cover-story, or deceptive cloak, for a war actually against the poor (and the political Left) in all nations: in other words, a fascist war, meaning that America's Government became fascist-imperialist as soon …

WSWS (2023-01-12). Former leader of the Turkish Grey Wolves assassinated. wsws.org Sinan Ateş, ex-chairman of the Grey Wolves paramilitary group linked to the fascistic Nationalist Movement Party, was murdered in central Ankara on December 30.

Shane Quinn (2023-01-12). History of World War II: Operation Barbarossa, the Allied Firebombing of German Cities and Japan's Early Conquests. globalresearch.ca The Soviets' ability to absorb and eventually overcome the Wehrmacht's blows saved humanity from the nightmare of a Nazi victory, in which case Adolf Hitler would have held dominance over much of Eurasia and perhaps further afield.

infobrics (2023-01-12). Victory in Soledar shows how Russia militarily controls the conflict. infobrics.org Using a small portion of its soldiers and resources, Moscow manages to control more and more strategic territories, imposing severe losses on the Kiev's neo-Nazi regime.

Kelly Hayes (2023-01-12). Building New Worlds in an Era of Collapse. truthout.org "We know that capitalism, which is already racial, gendered and violent, is not inevitable. And there's nothing natural about it," says Robyn Maynard. In this episode of "Movement Memos," host Kelly Hayes talks with Rehearsals for Living authors Robyn Maynard and Leanne Betasamosake Simpson about about organizing and parenting amid catastrophe, and how organizers can build new worlds… |

W. T. Whitney Jr. (2023-01-12). Warning: U.S. capitalism is lethal (and bad for your health). peoplesworld.org Under capitalism, industrial production and consumer buying expand. Greenhouse gases fill the atmosphere, the climate changes, and people die. U.S. leadership of global capitalism leads to wars and from there, potentially, to nuclear annihilation. There is extra dying in the United States now. According to provisional government statistics released in August, life expectancy at birth …

Robert Reich (2023-01-12). The truth about corporate subsidies. nationofchange.org Large American corporations shouldn't need government subsidies to do what's right for America.

WSWS (2023-01-12). Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez pledges to "put aside" differences with Democratic leadership after Republican concessions to far right. wsws.org In the first days of 2023, the reactionary and repulsive dynamic of American capitalist politics has been on full display. The Democratic Socialists of America and its congressional representatives play a critical part of this right-wing process.

Fight Back (2023-01-12). FRSO: We demand the immediate release of PFLP leader Ahmad Sa'adat. fightbacknews.org For nearly 20 years, the steadfast fighter for Palestinian liberation and general secretary of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Ahmad Sa'adat, has endured imprisonment. Freedom Road Socialist Organization is proud to add its voice to the worldwide movement demanding the Israeli occupiers immediately release Ahmad Sa'adat and all Palestinian prisoners. | PFLP leader Ahmad Sa'adat is a hero who has committed his entire life to freeing all of Palestine. He is an outstanding revolutionary and Marxist-Leninist. His courage and commitment stand as an example to everyone who yearns for a future free o…

fvorinoco (2023-01-12). Freddy Bernal: Venezuela to Propose Sustainable Salary Increase. orinocotribune.com During an interview with journalist Mary Pili Hernández on Unión Radio, governor of the state of Táchira and member of the National Directorate of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) Freddy Bernal reported that the Venezuelan government is working on proposing a sustainable salary increase. Bernal indicated that the PSUV is very aware of the problems placed on the Venezuelan people by the devaluation of the currency, and that the issue has been discussed at length within the party. | Bernal pointed out that "yesterday (Monday), we touched on the salary issue in the leadership of the PSUV… The ministe…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2023-01-12). What is Socialist Revolution? libya360.wordpress.com Nino Brown Thomas Sankara meets with Fidel Castro in the early 1980s Since the fall of the Soviet Union, the U.S. and other imperialist countries have repeatedly declared that history is over, meaning that humanity cannot transcend the capitalist system, which is elevated as the pinnacle of human development. As Margaret Thatcher claimed "there is…

WSWS (2023-01-12). Striking UK ambulance workers speak. wsws.org World Socialist Web Site reporters spoke with striking ambulance workers Wednesday. Ambulance workers in Wales will strike next Thursday, and in England and Wales on the 23rd.

Stephen Matthews (2023-01-12). Rishi Sunak Leads Condemnation of Tory MP Who Claimed COVID Vaccine Was 'the Biggest Crime Against Humanity Since the Holocaust': Andrew Bridgen Is Suspended by Party for Anti-vaxxer Twitter Rant and Warned He May Have 'Blood on His Hands'. globalresearch.ca

Will Jones (2023-01-12). Covid Vaccine: "This is the Biggest Crime against Humanity since the Holocaust." Andrew Bridgen Suspended as U.K. Conservative MP. globalresearch.ca

ecns.cn (2023-01-12). China plans 60-plus space launches in 2023. ecns.cn The China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) is expected to have more than 50 launches, and other Chinese space enterprises will have more than 10 launches.

Tracey Carpenter (2023-01-12). Menindee Elder says private water ownership to blame for Darling River flooding. greenleft.org.au Ngiyampaa elder Dr Beryl Carmichael says record flooding on the Darling River is caused by bad policies including the privatisation of water. Tracey Carpenter reports.

Ahmed Adel (2023-01-12). Hungary to Block Kosovo's EU and Council of Europe Membership Application. globalresearch.ca

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