Daily Archives: January 17, 2023

2023-01-17: News Headlines

Lynda Carson (2023-01-17). Doing business with Fit "N" Furry Pet Resort in Petaluma may be a threat to our democracy. indybay.org Extremist Fascist Right-Wing Pet – Training Center Pet:…

Mark Gruenberg (2023-01-17). AFL-CIO's Redmond: Disenfranchising workers boosts 'fascist ideology'. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Disrespect, disenfranchisement and disinheritance of workers—of whatever race, color or creed—produces "a fertile environment" for hate and "fascist ideology." So said Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in a speech to the AFL-CIO convention in 1961, and that's still true today, says AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Fred Redmond. Which is a big reason, he told the federation's annual …

Mark Gruenberg (2023-01-17). Unionists tackle ideas to fight the fascist right. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—When it comes to fighting the fascist right, there's no shortage of ideas from union members—at least from those attending small-group discussions on the issue at the AFL-CIO's Martin Luther King Jr. commemorative conference in D.C. The Jan.14 seminars, led by AFL-CIO Associate General Counsel Raven Hall and federation Senior Field Representative Jocelyn Woodards, saw …

jamanetwork (2023-01-17). Anatomy From Nazi Germany to Today. jamanetwork.com This viewpoint reviews the anatomical body procurement used in Nazi Germany, notes the continued use of those images, and calls for disclosure of the biographical history of the people whose bodies and tissues are now studied.

WSWS (2023-01-17). Australian Labor Party saves right-wing NSW premier after admission he wore Nazi uniform. wsws.org In an age of manufactured scandals, including of the #MeToo variety, political careers have been ended for far less.

Aditi Ramaswami (2023-01-17). LEFT WONDERING: Will Eating Bugs Save The World — Or Doom It? levernews.com Welcome back to Left Wondering, our advice column for paid supporting subscribers on how to live your values during late capitalism. This is a place to raise your big existential questions, petty beefs, lifestyle questions, and everything in between. The incomparable Kate Aronoff has stepped back from the project to focus on her climate reporting, and we wish her the best. Now I will be taking a stab at it, since I'm a deeply curious Lever writer and editor with a penchant for hunting down answers to seemingly unanswerable questions.So send your questions LeftWondering@levernews.com and I'll do my damnedest to…

Strike Debt Bay Area (2023-01-17). Saturday 2/11: Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group: Cannibal Capitalism. indybay.org We meet via Zoom. Email strike.debt.bay.area@gmail.com a few days beforehand for the online invite.

Staff (2023-01-17). PSUV Rejects Actions of 'Politicians in Cassocks' at Divina Pastora Procession. orinocotribune.com On Monday, January 16, during the United Socialist Party of Venezuela's (PSUV) customary weekly press conference, PSUV Vice President Diosdado Cabello "We must express rejection of this opportunist attitude of taking advantage of a people who go out walking with their faith, for the petty intentions of those who manage the political party of the Episcopal Conference,…

Orinoco Tribune 2 (2023-01-17). 'Bring Down the Dictator', Protesters Shout in Thousands-Strong Anti-Netanyahu Rallies. orinocotribune.com Tens of thousands have rallied in three major cities across the occupied Palestinian territories against Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu's new extremist cabinet and its proposed judicial reforms plan. | Protesters flooded the streets in Tel Aviv on Saturday, brandishing signs with slogans decrying Netanyahu's new cabinet as the "government of shame" and urging, "bring down the dictator." | Israeli media reported 80,000 people joined the rally, while the regime's security sources gave no official estimate after reporting 20,000 protesters earlier in the evening. | The monumental rally marked the biggest…

WSWS (2023-01-17). Egyptian court hands down 38 life sentences for 2019 anti-government protests. wsws.org The trial's aim was to ensure no one else challenges the brutal dictatorship of General Abdul Fattah el-Sisi, who overthrew the elected government of President Mohammed Morsi in a bloody military coup in July 2013.

Kelley Beaucar Vlahos (2023-01-17). How foreign policy elites are losing contact with their citizens. indybay.org In addition to the destruction of two countries, trillions of squandered dollars, a massive refugee crisis, a new generation of U.S. war veterans in need of lifelong assistance, and countless dead as well as wounded, these "elites" are largely responsible for the distrust of Washington that has eaten culture and politics in this country to the core. Trust in American institutions is dwindling.

Alan Macleod (2023-01-17). How Elon Musk Is Aiding the US Empire's Regime Change Operation in Iran. mintpressnews.com Elon Musk is working with the US to smuggle hundreds of Starlink communications devices into Iran to aid the US-backed opposition in overthrowing their government.

Brett Wilkins (2023-01-17). 'Deeply sinister': emails reveal Big Pharma pushed Twitter to silence vaccine equity voices. nationofchange.org "At a time when online mobilizations were one of the few forms of protest available to the public, Twitter was seemingly asked to shield the powerful from criticism," said one campaigner. "That should worry all those who care about accountability."

_____ (2023-01-16). Lula: The Coup And The Importance Of Popular Mobilization. popularresistance.org The attempted fascist Bolsonarist coup d'état of January 8 in Brasilia is not a merely local event. Everything indicates that it had international sponsorship. It is far from being a spontaneous revolt, as there are countless facts that demonstrate a high degree of organization, coordination and financing prior to the assault and vandalizing of the main institutions representing the three branches of state power in Brazil, no less than the Congress, the Planalto Palace and the headquarters of the Federal Supreme Court. This relationship with the support of an international organization behind the coup attempt and…

Anonymous Contributor (2023-01-16). Antifascists Push Back Against Proud Boys in Redlands, CA. itsgoingdown.org Report on antifascist community defense of a drag story-time event in so-called Redlands, CA. On Saturday, January 14th, the day of the drag queen story-time event in Riverside, California, antifascists were informed that Proud Boys had dropped banners drops in Riverside and nearby Redlands. The banner drops were accompanied by fascist stickers and posters, mostly…

Juan Cole (2023-01-16). J. Edgar Hoover was the QAnon of his Era, and Martin Luther King Jr. was the Victim of his Dirty Tricks. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) &#1 ; Ours is an age beset by conspiracy theories, with the fascist QAnon cult at the center of much public lunacy. These completely implausible ideas, apparently taken seriously by millions of people, have been enabled by the internet, by social media, and by the rise of a new, militant billionaire class …

Staff (2023-01-16). Venezuela's Foreign Minister: Pedro Castillo Was 'Victim of Betrayal'. orinocotribune.com On a January 14 interview with the state television network Venezolana de Televisión (VTV), Venezuela's newly appointed Minister for Foreign Affairs Yvan Gil asserted that the imprisoned and ousted Peruvian President Pedro Castillo was a "victim of betrayal." | "I believe that Pedro Castillo was a victim of betrayal … there is a force that is now on the move: the people who elected Pedro Castillo are the ones on the streets (protesting)," the minister stated during the interview. | According to the diplomat, there are currently "fascist forces running rampant in Peru," but "sooner rather than later, serenity an…

Anonymous103 (2023-01-16). Mussolini Redux? Could Italy's New Foreign Policy Trigger A Passage To A Multipolar World Order? southfront.org

americanthinker (2023-01-16). Nazi tactics in modern Germany. americanthinker.com It's always bad when a country forces its citizens into medical experiments, but it's especially bad when Germany does it to a Jew.

Anonymous103 (2023-01-16). Ukrainian Militants Heavily Shelled Donetsk, Targeted Civilians. Number Of Casualties Growing. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | At 8: 35 am local time, Ukrainian militants shelled the city of Donetsk. As usual, the targets of the Ukrainian attack were civilian buildings and public places. | Ukrainian Nazis shelled one of the main streets of the city, Ilyich Avenue in the Kalininsky district . The massive shelling also took place in the morning, when there were a lot of civilians who went to work. | The attack was launched from the positions of the AFU in Orlovka. At least 3 missiles were fired from the MLRS. Judg…

Lee Camp (2023-01-16). The Truth About Ukraine's Azov Battalion &#1 ; Alex Rubinstein and Lee Camp. mintpressnews.com Alex Rubinstein joins Lee Camp to discuss the Anti-Defamation League's recent defense of Ukraine's Neo-Nazi Azov Battalion and what some describe as a broader "corruption" of Jewish institutions.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2023-01-16). Operation Belladonna: CIA Involvement in Ukranian Nationalism. libya360.wordpress.com Red Street Media Collective OPERATION BELLADONNA NOTE: To decode CIA Terms & Cryptonyms, use a Research Aid. If we analyze publicly available declassified documents from the Central Intelligence Agency, we can learn quite a bit about the United States and its role in the historical development of Ukrainian Nationalism. To view the February 2022 Russia-Ukraine conflict, in isolation,…

Nicholas Powers (2023-01-16). Following in MLK's Footsteps Means Resisting Christian Nationalism. truthout.org Martin Luther King Jr. yanked the burnt Ku Klux Klan Christian cross from his front lawn as his child looked on. It was 1960. Many Black families in Atlanta woke to charred crosses left as a warning to civil rights activists. Sixty-one years later, a Christian nationalist group called Jericho's Road stoked the January 6 insurrection with prayer vigils and marches. A right-wing mob waving flags… |

_____ (2023-01-16). The Forgotten Socialist History Of Martin Luther King Jr. popularresistance.org In 1952 a 23-year-old Martin Luther King Jr. wrote a love letter to Coretta Scott. Along with coos of affection and apologies for his hasty handwriting, he described his feelings not just toward his future wife, but also toward America's economic system. "I am much more socialistic in my economic theory than capitalistic," he admitted to his then-girlfriend, concluding that "capitalism has outlived its usefulness." | King composed these words as a grad student on the tail end of his first year at the Boston University School of Theology. And far from representing just the utopianism of youth, the views expressed…

americanthinker (2023-01-16). What Is Capitalism? Even Conservatives Can't Explain It. americanthinker.com Capitalism is not simply free markets. It is a designed, self-accelerating economic system that reduces prices and poverty.

Antonio C.S. Rosa (2023-01-16). Immanuel Wallerstein on the Global Left and Right. transcend.org Crisis, indeed. The way out is a new discourse, less material, more spiritual; something to live for, not only from. Right now Wallerstein sees capitalism in crisis with no remedy–of which I am not so sure–and the US hegemony also in a crisis with no remedy–a view I share–, as the fall of an empire for which local elites used to kill and rule; now having to do most killings itself.

Editor (2023-01-16). Capitalism's court jester: Slavoj Žižek. mronline.org 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. He shares this distinction with the likes of Dick Cheney, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Benjamin Netanyahu, and former Mossad director Meir Dagan.

_____ (2023-01-16). What Next For The Anti-War Movement, With Brian Becker. popularresistance.org Brian Becker's commitment to social and economic justice began at a young age, shaped by his religious upbringing and his desire for fairness and equality for all people. Throughout his career, he has been a vocal critic of U.S. imperialism and the capitalist system, which he sees as inherently exploitative and oppressive. His advocacy for socialism stems from his belief that a socialist system would be more just and equitable for all people. | Becker has also been an active voice in the anti-war movement, opposing U.S. led interventions in foreign countries and advocating for peaceful negotiation as a solution t…

Fight Back (2023-01-16). New Yorkers say no to NATO. fightbacknews.org New York, NY – Around 300 people braved the first snow of the season on Saturday, January 14 to gather in Times Square outside of the U.S. Army recruiting office and say no to NATO and U.S. militarism. The rally was called by the Act Now to Stop War and End Racism (ANSWER) Coalition and United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC) as part of a weekend of action in honor of the legacy of Doctor Martin Luther King Jr. | The event featured a series of powerful speakers who demanded money for healthcare, education, housing and the environment instead of U.S. imperialism. | John Parker of the Socialist Unity Party spoke t…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2023-01-16). Omali Yeshitela: "The FBI Wants to Put Me on Trial for Fighting for Black Freedom" libya360.wordpress.com Omali Yeshitela Chairman of the African People's Socialist Party There are strong indications that in early 2023, I, Omali Yeshitela, Chairman of the African People's Socialist Party (APSP), founder of the Uhuru ("Freedom") Movement, will be indicted, along with other Uhuru leaders and members, by the federal government of the United States. Using the bogus and…

_____ (2023-01-16). Chilean Congress Approves Bill To Launch New Constituent Process. popularresistance.org The Chilean Chamber of Deputies, on Wednesday, January 11, with 109 votes in favor, 37 against and two abstentions, approved a bill that launches a new constituent process to replace the country's dictatorship-era constitution. | The bill had already been approved in the Senate. On January 3, the upper house of Congress had passed it with 42 votes in favor, seven against and one abstention. Now, it must be promulgated by President Gabriel Boric in order to take effect. After it is published in the Official Gazette, the process to draft a new constitution, one of the fundamental demands of the October 2019 social…

Anonymous103 (2023-01-16). Ex-French Volunteer In Ukraine Asks For Asylum In Russia. southfront.org Illustrative ImageHe reported Kiev's crimes during his mission in Ukraine, becoming an "enemy" for NATO countries. | Written by Once again, the Western discourse that NATO countries are "democracies" and Russia a "dictatorship" is shaken by factual cases of political persecution and violation of freedom of expression and press in Western countries. A fo…

Antonio C.S. Rosa (2023-01-16). Top 20 Most Cringeworthy Zelensky PR Moments. transcend.org 14 Jan 2023 – One of the most cringeworthy and degrading aspects of the globe-spanning narrative control campaign surrounding the US empire's proxy war in Ukraine has been the way the nation's president Volodymyr Zelensky has been turned into an ever-present corporate mascot for the most aggressive ad campaign ever devised.

rqorinoco (2023-01-16). Washington Orchestrating Coups in Latin America: Evo Morales. orinocotribune.com Bolivia's leftist former President Evo Morales says the US had begun to lose its hegemony in the region. | The former president of Bolivia, In an interview with RIA Novosti, Morales considered that Washington had begun to lose its hegemony in the region, pointing out that American policies are failing and that when an empire deteriorates, it resorts to violen…

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