Daily Archives: November 17, 2023

2023-11-17: News Headlines

WSWS (2023-11-17). Spain's Sánchez re-elected prime minister amid mass strikes, protests over Gaza. wsws.org Sánchez faces rising opposition from both left and right—from workers and youth protesting the Gaza genocide and Sánchez's anti-worker policies, and from fascistic, anti-Catalan groups calling for a coup.

WSWS (2023-11-17). Socialist Equality Party (UK) holds meetings on Israel's war on Gaza. wsws.org "Netanyahu and his fascist allies have used the Al Aqsa flood as a casus belli, an excuse to enact a pre-planned campaign to ethnically cleanse Gaza and permanently annexe it."

Bruce Neuburger (2023-11-17). Colonialism, Nazi Antisemitism and How Hate Became Racial. counterpunch.org

infobrics (2023-11-17). Neo-Nazi junta draft commissions now after pregnant women. infobrics.org Those who are loyal to the Kiev regime are exempt from conscription, as well as those who can afford to pay hefty bribes to military medical commissions (MMCs). Thus, sons of numerous corrupt oligarchs get the chance to live their lavish lifestyles abroad (all at the expense of the Ukrainian people), while pregnant women are sent to war. What's more, recently released combat footage shows some have already been captured by the Russian military.

Hayase Hakariya, Kenzo Takahashi, Tetsuya Tanimoto, Hiroaki Saito, Akihiko Ozaki (2023-11-18). Correspondence] Nationalism in Japanese media coverage of domestic pharmaceutical products. thelancet.com In November, 2022, ensitrelvir, developed by one of the largest Japanese pharmaceutical companies (Shionogi, Osaka), was granted the first emergency-approval authorisation for patients with mild-to-moderate COVID-19, following the implementation of the emergency-approval system in May, 2022, by the Japanese Government.1 The new system allows regulatory approval for up to 2 years based on a presumption of efficacy and safety with immature clinical trial data conducted in a short timeframe in case of emergencies, such as a pandemic.

The Independent (2023-11-17). Doing economic nationalism the right way. independent.co.ug When governments make nationalist mistakes, it is primarily their own people who pay the price COMMENT | DANI RODRIK | With the United States leading the way, the world seems to be entering a new era of economic nationalism, as many countries prioritise their domestic social, economic, and environmental agendas over free trade and multilateralism. While …

WSWS (2023-11-17). Useless hand wringing and empty platitudes in the latest US climate report. wsws.org A critical reading of the report underscores the impossibility of combining a scientific approach to resolving climate change with the ongoing existence of capitalism.

Hebh Jamal (2023-11-16). Prerequisite to naturalization in Germany? Pledge support for Israel's right to exist. mondoweiss.net Tomorrow the German Bundestag will vote on a draft law that could make the naturalization of residents dependent on supporting Israel's right to exist. Here is what you should know and why you should be concerned.

Emma Guttman-Yassky, Eric L Simpson, Kristian Reich, Kenji Kabashima, Ken Igawa, Tetsuya Suzuki, Hirotaka Mano, Takeshi Matsui, Ehsanollah Esfandiari, Masutaka Furue (2023-11-18). Correspondence] Efficacy of rocatinlimab for moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis — Authors' reply. thelancet.com We thank Shivali Devjani and colleagues for their Correspondence in response to our Article1 on the efficacy and safety of subcutaneous rocatinlimab for moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis. In their Correspondence, the authors point out unequal racial representation in the study in relation to the racial distribution of atopic dermatitis in real-world settings. We agree that the higher number of Asian patients compared with Black patients studied in this phase 2b study could limit generalisability of the findings.

Chris Walker (2023-11-16). Police Violently Attack Demonstrators at Ceasefire Protest at DNC Headquarters. truthout.org On Wednesday night, the U.S. Capitol Police Department violently dispersed hundreds of protesters who were gathered outside of the Democratic National Committee's (DNC) office to demand that Congress call for a ceasefire in Israel's genocidal military campaign against Palestinians in Gaza. Several organizations, including Jewish Voice for Peace, IfNotNow, members of the Democratic Socialists of… |

WSWS (2023-11-17). Socialist Equality Party protests obstruction of public meeting by London Metropolitan Police. wsws.org Socialist Equality Party (SEP) National Secretary Chris Marsden has written to Police Commissioner Mark Rowley protesting unlawful obstruction by the London Metropolitan Police of the party's public meeting, "Stop Israel's genocide against Gaza!"

WSWS (2023-11-17). "Stop the massacre in Gaza!"—Socialist Equality Party holds anti-war meetings in Berlin and Stuttgart. wsws.org The meetings in Stuttgart and Berlin took place in the midst of worldwide mass protests and demonstrations against the murderous policies of the Netanyahu government and the active political and military support it receives from the leading NATO powers.

Editor (2023-11-17). Turkish Academics Call for Peace. socialistproject.ca

F. William Engdahl (2023-11-16). The Dark Origins of the Davos' Great Reset. globalresearch.ca Klaus Schwab is little more than a slick PR agent for a global technocratic agenda, a corporatist unity of corporate power with government, including the UN, an agenda whose origins go back to the beginning of the 1970s, and even earlier.

WSWS (2023-11-17). Australian Aboriginal nationalist leader Marcia Langton backs Israeli onslaught on Gaza. wsws.org Langton's diatribe, which essentially blamed Palestinian civilians for their plight, underscored the reactionary and pro-imperialist character of a narrow indigenous elite.

Ana Perdigón (2023-11-17). China Brands Biden 'Irresponsible' for Calling President Xi Jinping 'Dictator'. orinocotribune.com Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mao Ning called US President Joe Biden "irresponsible" after he referred to his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping as a "dictator." | During a press briefing, Mao specified that Biden's statement is "absolutely wrong" and an "irresponsible political manipulation." | "This statement is absolutely wrong and constitutes an irresponsible political manipulation. China firmly opposes it," the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman emphasized. | The official's statement came after Biden reiterated that he has not changed his opinion that Xi Jinping is a dictator. Biden made this statement…

Staff (2023-11-16). Headlines for November 16, 2023. democracynow.org Israel Orders Palestinians to Flee Parts of Southern Gaza, Continues Attacks on Hospitals, Without Citing Evidence, Biden Backs Israel's Claim That Hamas Used Hospital as Base, Biden Calls Xi Jinping a "Dictator" After APEC Meeting, U.N. Security Council Passes Resolution Calling for "Humanitarian Pauses" in Gaza, Protesters Take Over Strategic Sites in D.C., Los Angeles, Oakland to Call for End to Gaza Assault, Majority of National Book Award Finalists Call for Ceasefire During Prize Ceremony, 24 House Lawmakers Call for Gaza Ceasefire, Citing Violation of Children's Rights, S…

Scott Ritter (2023-11-17). Biden Hails Meeting With Xi — Then Calls Him 'Dictator'. thealtworld.com On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Melik Abdul discussed several topics from around the globe, including the highly anticipated meeting between Presidents Joe Biden and Xi Jinping. |

Sharon Zhang (2023-11-17). House Democrat Says Family Ties to Holocaust Led Her to Demand Gaza Ceasefire. truthout.org Rep. Becca Balint (D-Vermont) became one of the latest members of Congress to call for a ceasefire in Gaza this week, citing powerful personal ties to the Holocaust as a reason she is backing an end to the Israeli forces' carnage in the region. In an op-ed in VTDigger published on Thursday, Balint began by expressing her sympathy for the victims of the attack led by Hamas on October 7… |

Global Research News (2023-11-17). Selected Articles: Broken by Design: Why the Elites Want Everything and Everyone to Have an "Expiry Date" globalresearch.ca By So, are we living in an era where humanity is being led along a tragic "course in …

Dr. Mathew Maavak (2023-11-16). Broken by Design: Why the Elites Want Everything and Everyone to Have an "Expiry Date" globalresearch.ca

Editor (2023-11-17). Everyone is Hitler, when it suits—just not Western leaders. mronline.org A few signs depicting Benjamin Netanyahu as Adolf Hitler were postered in Sydney over the weekend. The police reportedly are investigating and urging people to contact Crime Stoppers if they have any "information in relation to the incident".

Bernard D'Mello (2023-11-17). Jaduguda Uranium mining cluster. mronline.org Adivasis (literally, "original inhabitants", equivalent to "indigenous peoples") have been and are being sacrificed in the union government's uranium mining and processing projects in what is now the State of Jharkhand, earlier the State of Bihar, where the public enterprise, Uranium Corporation of India Ltd (UCIL) began underground uranium mining and processing plant, twenty-four km west of Jaduguda.

Paul Craig Roberts (2023-11-16). The Moral Conscience of the Western World Has Been Silenced. thealtworld.com Former British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn "was undone" by being accused of antisemitism. Ask yourself why anyone should be ruined by such a meaningless accusation. | To be an anti-semite all you have to do is to make a criticism, no matter how small or how legitimate, of any Israeli policy. If your moral conscience is assaulted by, for example, Israel's massacre of Palestinians in the open air concentration camp in which Israel keeps them pinned up, and you express your legitimate feelings against such inhumanity, you are an anti-semite. By definition, anyone with a moral conscience is an anti-semite. | Th…

Rhoda Wilson (2023-11-16). UKHSA was given £2 billion in funding for COVID but did not have the "resources" to review the evidence on Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions. expose-news.com At the end of September, UKHSA published a "rapid mapping review" which identifies and categorises evidence on the effectiveness of non-pharmaceutical interventions ("NPIs") to reduce covid-19 transmission. However, as Professor Carl Heneghan …

Iqra Nawaz, Muhammad Romail Manan (2023-11-18). Correspondence] Economic instability and minority health in Pakistan. thelancet.com The twin crises of economic instability and political upheaval in Pakistan have put the health-care system of the country in jeopardy. Immediately after a poor recovery from COVID-19, a flood-hit and dengue-affected Pakistan witnessed financial insecurity and political turmoil, which negatively influenced the availability of, access to, and affordability of basic health-care needs in multiple ways. Previously importing 95% of active pharmaceutical ingredients, the devaluation of the rupee has resulted in a 21 ∑5% decrease in drug production since January, 2023, as reported by the Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manuf…

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