Daily Archives: August 9, 2022

2022-08-09: News Headlines

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-08-09). Loud explosions heard near Russian military airbase in Crimea. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 09 (MNA) — Local people in western Crimea said they heard several loud explosions and saw black smoke rising from the direction of a Russian military airbase at Novofedorivka on Tuesday.

____ (2022-08-08). Biden authorizes largest weapons assistance to Ukraine. ecns.cn The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden announced Monday that the United States will provide Ukraine with 1 billion U.S. dollars worth of additional security assistance, the largest one-time weapons package since the beginning of the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

Staff (2022-08-09). Russia warns Turkey over building drone plant in Ukraine. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 09 (MNA) — If Turkish drone developer Bayrak builds a plant in Ukraine, the Russian military will consider it as a military target, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday.

Dee Knight (2022-08-09). How to Resist the Empire's Neoliberal Debt Trap. zcomm.org The US/NATO confrontation with Russia in Ukraine is achieving just the opposite of America's aim…

Staff (2022-08-09). Ukraine halts Russian oil supply to EU. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 09 (MNA) — Ukraine's state oil pipeline operator Ukrtransnafta has stopped pumping Russian crude to the EU through the southern branch of the Druzhba pipeline.

TeleSUR (2022-08-09). Russia Halts Inspections of Facilities Under New START Treaty. telesurenglish.net On Monday, Russia's Foreign Affairs Ministry announced that its country has temporarily withdrawn its facilities from inspections under the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START). | RELATED: | "Russia officially informed the United States… that our country was temporarily withdrawing its facilities subject to inspections under this treaty from inspection activities," the Ministry said. | Moscow was forced to suspe…

____ (2022-08-09). Russian youth protest against U.S. provocation. ecns.cn Russian youth protested on the streets against America's provocative Taiwan trip and showed their support for China on August 4 in Russia.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-09). Ukrainian Terrorism: Firing Munitions Containing Petal Mines On Donbass Orphanage, Another War Crime. libya360.wordpress.com On August 6, Ukraine fired onto the territory of an orphanage in Makeevka a rocket containing the Petal mines which Ukraine has been terrorizing Donetsk civilians with since late July. The orphanage evacuated its children months ago, due to its proximity to the front lines. Nonetheless, according to the Head Physician of the orphanage, Ukraine…

TeleSUR (2022-08-09). Ukraine Stops Transit of Russian Oil Through Its Territory. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, the Russian pipeline operator Transneft reported that the Ukrainian company UkrTransNafta stopped pumping Russian crude through the southern branch of the Russian Druzhba pipeline, which supplies three European countries. | RELATED: | The Ukrainian company acknowledged that it had stopped the transport of Russian oil since August 4 due to "non-payment of the services offered." Its decision affects the supply of o…

Staff (2022-08-09). Bayrak drone factory in Ukraine to be targeted. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 09 (MNA) — If Turkish drone developer Bayrak builds a plant in Ukraine, the Russian military will consider it as a military target, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday.

WSWS (2022-08-09). Biden administration approves $1 billion military aid package for Ukraine, the largest yet. wsws.org The latest US weapons delivery announcement comes after Amnesty International and the United Nations have confirmed that the Ukrainian military is using tactics that serve to drive up civilian casualties.

Staff (2022-08-09). Medvedev compared Zelensky's words with Hitler's ideas. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 09 (MNA) — The statements of Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky on holding the entire Russian population responsible for the special military operation sound like Adolf Hitler's ideas, Dmitry Medvedev said.

TeleSUR (2022-08-09). Kenya's General Elections Started Smoothly. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, millions of Kenyan citizens cast their ballots at about 46,229 polling stations across the country to elect their fifth president as well as members of the National Assembly, senators, and county governors. | RELATED: | William Ruto, Kenya's sitting deputy president and a presidential candidate under the Kenya Kwanza (Kenya First) Alliance, cast his ballot at 6 a.m. local time at a primary school located in his ancestral Sugoi villag…

Staff (2022-08-09). Russian diplomat warns about NATO's nuclear missions. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 09 (MNA) — The deployment of US nuclear weapons to non-nuclear NATO countries and missions practicing the use of these weapons raise the risk of a nuclear conflict, Russian diplomat Igor Vishnevetsky said.

TeleSUR, ysm, JGN (2022-08-09). Indepaz denuncia asesinato de dos líderes en Ituango, Colombia. telesurtv.net Los hombres se encontraban en una reunión familiar cuando irrumpió un grupo armado, en la madrugada del domingo, y fueron asesinados a tiros.

WSWS (2022-08-09). FBI agents raid black nationalist group's homes, offices over bogus allegations of conspiracy with Russia. wsws.org The case has all the hallmarks of a political frame-up targeting the African People's Socialist Party for its opposition to the US-NATO war against Russia. It points to an attempt to intimidate and criminalize opposition to the war more broadly.

Infobrics (2022-08-09). Russia-India Relations in a Transformative World. infobrics.org India has made sure that no forum that it is part of takes a stance against Russia. India has ensured its strategic relations with Russia. The huge Indian market and defence capabilities enable India to retain strategic autonomy, writes Anuradha Chenoy, Adjunct Professor, Jindal Global University…

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-08-09). Russian MoD confirms blasts at airfield in Crimea (+VIDEO). en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 09 (MNA) — Local people in western Crimea said they heard several loud explosions and saw black smoke rising from the direction of a Russian military airbase at Novofedorivka on Tuesday.

Staff (2022-08-09). JCPOA has all reasons to survive but devil is in details. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 09 (MNA) — The Russian envoy to the Vienna talks Mikhail Ulyanov says that the JCPOA has all reasons to survive with all respect to all nuclear deal participants but as always the devil is in the details.

Staff (2022-08-09). Iranian satellite 'Khayyam' launched into space (+VIDEO). en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 09 (MNA) — A Russian space agency launched Iran's Khayyam satellite into space.

Staff (2022-08-09). Launch of Khayyam satellite landmark in Iran-Russia coop. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 09 (MNA) — Yuri Borisov, head of Russia's state space corporation Roscosmos, hailed the launch of the Iranian satellite 'Khayyam' as an "important landmark" in cooperation between Moscow and Tehran.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-09). Colombian Government Announces Official Resumption of Peace Talks with ELN. libya360.wordpress.com Michele de Mello The administration of Gustavo Petro and Francia Márquez has vowed to prioritize peace and ameliorate the devastating setbacks the processes had under Ivan Duque. Cuba, Ecuador, Chile and Norway have been chosen to mediate the negotiations between Petro's administration and the guerrilla group In the first press conference to local media after…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-09). Ethiopia: The Hard Road to Peace. libya360.wordpress.com Viktor Mikhin >There has been a lot of talk about peace in Ethiopia lately, and, according to many international observers, this is a truly new trend in domestic politics. But at the same time, there is a long and winding road ahead before the country can see the end of hostilities, famine and delayed state…

JP Sottile (2022-08-09). Climate Reality Is Hitting Us Like a Breakaway Glacier. zcomm.org Breaking the feedback loop is really the only option we have left…

Alan MacLeod (2022-08-08). Most of the "Fact-checking" Organizations Facebook Uses in Ukraine Are Directly Funded by Washington. orinocotribune.com By Alan Mcleod — Aug 2, 2022 | Most of the fact-checking organizations Facebook has partnered with to monitor and regulate information about Ukraine are directly funded by the US government, either through the US Embassy or via the notorious National Endowment for Democracy (NED). | In light of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, an information war as bitter as the ground fighting has erupted, and Meta (Facebook's official name) announced it had

Ramzy Baroud (2022-08-08). The Intricate Fight For Africa: The Legacy of the Soviet Union vs Western Colonialism. mintpressnews.com Considering the West's harrowing colonial past, and Russia's historic association with various liberation movements on the continent, many African states, intelligentsias, and ordinary people are eager to break free from the grip of western hegemony.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-08). Will Al Shabaab Become America's Next Proxy in its Hybrid War of Terror on Ethiopia? libya360.wordpress.com Andrew Korybko The pieces are in place for the US to employ Al Shabaab as proxies for continuing its Hybrid War of Terror on Ethiopia if American strategists decide to do so following the failure of their TPLF puppets to overthrow their target's democratically elected government or "Bosnify" its administrative borders. The Western-led TPLF-driven Hybrid War of…

Eva Bartlett (2022-08-08). Today, Ukraine Bombed a Donetsk Hotel Full of Journalists — Here's What It Felt Like to be There. globalresearch.ca

Anonymous103 (2022-08-08). Administration Of Zaporozhye Region Unanimously Voted For Referendum On Joining Russia. southfront.org On August 8, the authorities in the Zaporozhye region, which is partially controlled by Russian forces, officially confirmed their intention to hold a referendum. After a vote, the head of the Zaporozhye region Yevgeny Balitsky signed an order on holding a referendum on joining Russia. | The Russian military are currently in control of the Kherson region and part of the Zeporozhye region, including the cities of Melitopol and Energodar. Civil-military administrations were created in these reg…

Anonymous103 (2022-08-08). Antonovsky Bridge: Strategic Point In Battle For Kherson. southfront.org On August 8, local officials announced the beginning of building of a floating bridge across the Dnieper River in the Kherson region after a series of attacks by Ukrainian forces which damaged the Antonovsky Bridge. | After the closure of the Antonovsky Bridge, cars are ferried across the Dnieper by the Russian military. About 1,000 vehicles are transported every day."The pontoon crossing will consist of barges, even if a hole is punched in some, it will not be possible to sink it. It will…

Anonymous103 (2022-08-08). Military Situation In Ukraine On August 8, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org Russia struck the AFU 92nd Mechanized Brigade near Kharkov with high-precision missiles; | Russia struck the AFU 63rd Mechanized Brigade near Belogorka with high-precision missiles; | Russia struck the AFU 35th Marine Brigade near Nikolaev with high-precision missiles; | Russia struck military assets of the AFU near Chasov Yar with high-precision missiles; | Russia struck military assets of the AFU near Artemovsk with high-precision missiles; | Russia struck military asset…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-08). Ukraine and Cognitive Warfare. libya360.wordpress.com Alexander Kirk Cognitive warfare" consists of disarticulating Cartesian reasoning and replacing it with one that "seems" logical, but in reality is a manipulated representation of reality. Ukraine: how to unlearn A few days ago, the Ukrainian government announced that it had ordered the shutdown of one of the reactors of the Zaporizie nuclear power plant…

_____ (2022-08-08). Webinar: What Could Trigger Nuclear War With Russia And China? popularresistance.org Washington has called Russia and China 'existential threats' to the US. NATO is expanding up to Russia's border and the war in Ukraine is escalating as the US-UK-NATO continue to ship weapons to Kiev. At the same time NATO is expanding into the Asia-Pacific region closing the military circle around Beijing. How should peace people interpret and react to these dangerous developments? Join us for an informative presentation & discussion with Bruce Gagnon, coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space.

Anonymous103 (2022-08-08). Remains Of Missile That Could Only Be Launched By NATO Jets Found By Russian Forces In Ukraine. southfront.org Having Russian troops directly targeted by NATO forces is pushing us to the brink of a world-ending conflict. Written by…

Anonymous103 (2022-08-08). With Tensions Escalating Over Ukraine And Taiwan, Will The New Cold War Evolve Into A New Global War? southfront.org Washington ambitions include a new global NATO Written by Uriel Araujo, researcher with a focus on international and ethnic conflicts…

TeleSUR (2022-08-08). No Military Ship or Plane Can Approach Ukrainian Grain Ships. telesurenglish.net According to reports, Russia and Ukraine issued a document where both countries agreed to restrict the rapprochement of any military ships and aircraft to Ukrainian grain shipments in a designated safe corridor. | RELATED: | "The parties will not undertake any attacks against merchant vessels or other civilian vessels and port facilities engaged in this initiative," said the document signed by both countries, refer…

Dave DeCamp (2022-08-08). CBS Removes Documentary on Ukraine Military Aid After Pressure from Ukrainian Government. news.antiwar.com CBS News retracted a documentary it briefly released on Sunday after pressure from the Ukrainian government. The original documentary CBS put out examined the flow of military aid to Ukraine and quoted someone familiar with the process who said in April that only 30% of the arms were making it to the frontline. | "All of this stuff goes across the border, and then something happens, kind of like 30% of it reaches its final destination,"

Dave DeCamp (2022-08-08). US to Send Ukraine $5.5 Billion in New Budgetary, Military Aid. news.antiwar.com The US announced on Monday The $4.5 billion in budgetary aid is going to the Ukrainian government and is meant to pay for pensions, healthcare costs, and social welfare. The budgetary funds are being directed by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and will be sent in tranches, with the first sum of $3 billion being sent in August through the W…

TeleSUR (2022-08-08). US Gives Ukraine Security Assistance Worth Another $1 Bln. telesurenglish.net The Pentagon said on Monday, the US is giving Ukraine a new package of security assistance worth $1 bln. | "Today, the Department of Defense announces the authorization of a Presidential Drawdown of security assistance valued at up to $1 billion to meet Ukraine's critical security and defense needs," the Pentagon said in a statement. | RELATED: | According to the statement, it is the largest single drawdown of U.S. arms and equipment utilizing t…

____ (2022-08-08). Shedding Light on Who, Exactly, Is Responsible for the War in Ukraine. transcend.org 6 Aug 2022 – Western capitals make statements about sending troops to Ukraine. London intends to send 600 military personnel. Rendering assistance to the state where settlement is a remote prospect and the domestic conflict is far from being resolved, the West should understand that it automatically becomes an accomplice in the crimes against Ukrainian civilians.

____ (2022-08-07). Shipments of Ukrainian grain go into high gear with 2nd caravan of ships inspected. ecns.cn Efforts to bring Ukrainian grain to international markets via the Black Sea have gone into a higher gear as the inspections of the second caravan of ships off Istanbul were concluded on Sunday.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-08). High-Level Ukrainian Intelligence Official Admits U.S. Deeply Involved in Ukraine Conflict. libya360.wordpress.com Jeremy Kuzmarov [Source: telegraph.com] Major General Vadym Skibitsky, the deputy head of the Kyiv regime's military intelligence directorate, admitted in an interview with the British daily Telegraph, that the U.S. government is involved in targeting decisions regarding U.S. supplied Lockheed Martin's High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS). Moscow has seized on this admission to charge the U.S. with…

_____ (2022-08-08). The Intricate Fight For Africa. popularresistance.org Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's recent tour in Africa was meant to be a game changer, not only in terms of Russia's relations with the continent, but in the global power struggle involving the US, Europe, China, India, Turkey and others. | Many media reports and analyses placed Lavrov's visit to Egypt, the Republic of Congo, Uganda and Ethiopia within the obvious political context of the Russia-Ukraine war. The British Guardian's Jason Burka summed up Lavrov's visit in these words: "Lavrov is seeking to convince African leaders and, to a much lesser extent, ordinary people that Moscow cannot be blamed ei…

_____ (2022-08-08). Clearing The Way For A Whiter, Wealthier Tax Base In Minneapolis. popularresistance.org Minneapolis, Minnesota — Minneapolis has experienced a real estate boom since the economic crash of 2008 which was triggered when lenders gave out millions of discriminatory home loans with adjustable interest rates to mostly Black and brown families causing a massive nationwide mortgage default. | In the past decade, the city added over 20,000 new units to its housing stock, with the overwhelming majority being rental units. With increased housing supply, Minneapolis added 60,000 new residents, according to the 2020 census. In recent years, the City of Minneapolis has attempted to codify "upzoning," a prac…

Anonymous103 (2022-08-08). Anti-NATO Protest Held In Dublin, Ireland. southfront.org Written by Gavin O'Reilly | On Saturday the 6th of August, members of Ireland's Russian community held a protest in Dublin against the current trajectory that the 26 County State appears to be taking in regards to joining NATO. | Supported by Irish Republican groups, Republican Sinn Féin and the Irish Republican Socialist Party, the demonstration took place on O'Connell Street, Dublin's main thoroughfare, facing the General Post Office — the historic site where the Irish Republic…

Chris Hedges (2022-08-08). Chris Hedges: NATO — The Most Dangerous Military Alliance on the Planet. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2022-08-08). President Petro Displays Bolívar's Sword During Inauguration Despite Duque's Refusal. orinocotribune.com This Sunday, August 7, the president of Colombia, Gustavo Petro, requested the sword of Bolívar from the Military House. Hours earlier, the same request had been denied by outgoing President Iván Duque, despite the organizing committee having fulfilled all the requirements for its processing. | After being sworn in by Roy Barreras, president of the Colombian Senate, and having received the presidential sash from Senator María José Pizarro, the new president of Colombia swore in Vice President Francia Márquez. | Colombian President Gustavo Petro embraces Vice President Francia Márquez after swearing her in during…

TeleSUR (2022-08-08). Haitian Gangs Burn Alive a Former Senator in Port-au-Prince. telesurenglish.net On Saturday night, members of an armed gang led by Ti Makak burned ex-senator Yvon Buissereth alive in Port-au-Prince. | RELATED: | Port-au-Prince prosecutor Me Jacques Lafontant went to the scene of the crime, where he confirmed that Buissereth, who was the director of the Public Company for the Promotion of Social Housing (EPPLS), had been killed. | "I strongly and unreservedly condemn the barbaric act perpetrated ye…

TeleSUR (2022-08-08). Kenya Gears Up for General Election on Tuesday. telesurenglish.net Some 22.1 million Kenyans will vote on Aug. 9 to elect, among others, the country's fifth president, members of the National Assembly, senators, and county governors, according to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC). | RELATED: | The polling stations across the country will be opened at 6 a.m., local time, Tuesday, and close at 6 p.m. with voting being extended in areas that will not have fin…

H. Scott Prosterman (2022-08-08). How AIPAC went from Lobbying for Israel to quashing Progressives and backing Jan. 6 Insurgents. juancole.com Oakland, Ca. (Special to Informed Comment) &#1 ; The American-Israel Public Affairs Committee's (AIPAC) zealous financial backing of many of the 137 House Reps and Senators who voted to overturn the 2020 Election is a bad sign for American democracy. In a better ordered world, these members of Congress would all be expelled for sedition. While …

Staff (2022-08-08). Serguey Torres gana plata en Mundial de Velocidad de Canoa. cubadebate.cu El campéon de Tokio 2020 Serguey Torres conquistó este domingo medalla de plata en el C1-5000 metros, durante la última fecha del Campeonato Mundial de Velocidad de Canoa de Halifax 2022, en Canadá. El cubano cruzó la meta con 23: 37.94 minutos en cruenta lucha con el ganador el moldavo Serghei Tarnovschi (23: 37.85).

____ (2022-08-08). Vienna talks progressing positively: EU's Mora. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 08 (MNA) — After meeting with Iranian and US representatives, the cooardinator of Vienna talks Enrique Mora said on Sunday evening that the negotiations are progressing well and he is optimist they would yield results.

Orinoco Tribune2 (2022-08-08). CPUSA to Host International Anti-Imperialist Conference in September. orinocotribune.com Houston—For the past several months, the International Department and the Peace and Solidarity Commission of the Communist Party USA have been working to organize the first ever international conference hosted by the CPUSA, occurring on the weekend of September 10th and 11th. The conference comes at a very important and dynamic time. U.S. imperialism is on the march around the globe. The looming end of the unipolar world order is causing much distress among the ruling class, and they are desperate to preserve their power. Whether it's through the expansion of NATO into Eastern Europe, the continued illegal…

Infobrics (2022-08-08). The Corners of the Multipolar World Order. infobrics.org Much has been said about Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa separately. Still, remarkably little attention has been paid to the joint attempt to institutionalize the emerging powers' ties in BRICS—an acronym crucial to understanding the multipolar framework of the emerging world order…

Dave DeCamp (2022-08-08). Russia Launches Airstrikes Against US-Backed Fighters in Syria Near US Base. news.antiwar.com Russia announced on Friday that it conducted an airstrike against a group of US-backed militants in Syria near al-Tanf, a US military base located in the south of the country. Russia said it targeted Liwa Shuhada al-Qaryatayn (ShQ), a group that has fought against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Moscow said the Russian …

Dave DeCamp (2022-08-08). Russia 'Temporarily' Halts US Inspections Under New START Treaty Over Sanctions. news.antiwar.com On Monday, Russia told Washington The Russian Foreign Ministry said Russian inspections in the US have been hindered by sanctions that prohibit Russian flights and countries that have banned Russian planes from entering their airspace. | "However, there are no such obstacles for American inspectors in Russia. The Russian foreign ministry raised this matter before corresponding co…

_____ (2022-08-08). Kim Jong-un's Military Rhetoric. journal-neo.org On July 27, 2022, the leader of the DPRK, Kim Jong-un, delivered a speech at a solemn event dedicated to the end of the Korean War of 19 -1953. For the modern DPRK, this is one of the most significant holidays, somewhat similar to the Russian Victory Day, since the war was one of the bloodiest …

Anonymous103 (2022-08-08). Military Situation In Syria On August 8, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org On August 8, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 4 times: 1 &#1 ; in Lattakia province, 3 &#1 ; in Aleppo province; | On August 8, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in the Ankawi area; | On August 8, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in the Muwzara area; | On August 8, artillery of Turkish-backed forces shelled SDF positions in the Tal Tamar area; | On August 7, the Turkish Army…

____ (2022-08-08). Arab Spring, Russian Spring, Latin American Spring? transcend.org 1 Aug 2022 – Consciousness becomes a determining factor in history when the dominant regime (i.e. the culture of war) collapses from its own contradictions. This occurred in the 60's with the Vietnam War and in end of the 80's with the collapse of the Soviet Empire. We approach another such moment with the imminent collapse of the US Empire.

Irina Slav (2022-08-08). How Russian Oil Is Making Its Way From Europe to Asia. globalresearch.ca

Irina Slav (2022-08-08). Why the West Is Easing Its Sanctions on Russia. globalresearch.ca

_____ (2022-08-08). Anti-Russian Hysteria Used By FBI To Target Black Organizers. popularresistance.org On July 29, the FBI conducted a surprise raid on the homes and offices of leaders of the African People's Socialist Party and Uhuru Solidarity Movement (APSP-Uhuru) in Florida and Missouri under the pretext that they were co-conspirators in an indictment of a Russian national, Alexander Ionov. In the raid, documents and electronic devices were stolen. The raid was coordinated with the Biden Administration. Clearing the FOG speaks with Chairman Omali Yeshitela of the APSP – Uhuru about the raid and the broader implications of it for activists in the United States. This raid is connected to the anti-Russian narrati…

Anonymous103 (2022-08-08). France Expelled From Mali And Its Influence Over Africa Is Waning. southfront.org A man sits near a portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin during a demonstration in Bamako, Mali, on Feb. 19, celebrating France's announcement that it will withdraw its troops from the country. FLORENT VERGNES/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES | France began its military operations in the Sahel in 2013 to crush a rebellion in the North of Mali, a former French colony. The rebel and terrorist groups then reorganized to attack the center of the country which initiated a full blown rebellion. After nearly a decade, the rebels were s…

Infobrics (2022-08-08). Ural Federal University to Open Russian Language Center in China. infobrics.org Ural Federal University and Qingdao Hengxing University of Science and Technology signed a contract to open a Russian Language Center in the People's Republic of China…

Infobrics (2022-08-08). Moscow deepens ties with ASEAN despite amicable relations with Myanmar and US pressure. infobrics.org Russia and Myanmar strengthen cooperation following Lavrov's visit.

Infobrics (2022-08-08). Kiev attacks nuclear power plant in false flag operation against Russia. infobrics.org Evidence shows that Kiev attacked Zaporozhye and tried to blame Russian forces.

____ (2022-08-08). "Russian Propaganda" Just Means Disobedience. transcend.org 6 Aug 2022 – It is not good that propaganda is shoved into our minds manufacturing consent for dangerous escalations between the world's two greatest nuclear powers while anyone who opposes any part of it is dismissed as a Russian propagandist or a useful idiot of the Kremlin.

____ (2022-08-08). Nancy Pelosi, Taiwan and the Changing World Order. transcend.org 4 Aug 2022 – Right after US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi landed in Taipei on 2 Aug, I was asked by Russia Today to comment on that tension-increasing event. 15-min Video…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-08). King's Forces Attack Communist Party of Swaziland Members as Protests Continue. libya360.wordpress.com Pavan Kulkarni A protest by the Communist Party of Swaziland "I was held face down at gunpoint with my arms and legs bound behind for half an hour, while they fired shots and chased down my comrades," CPS central committee member Vuyiswa Maseko told Peoples Dispatch. The Operation Support Service Unit (OSSU), a militarized police…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-08). Regular Scandals with the Blue Helmets in Africa Are a Sign of their Failure. libya360.wordpress.com Vladimir Platov Unfortunately, protests against the Blue Helmets in Africa discrediting the UN peacekeeping activities are becoming a common occurrence. Thus, during the meeting of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly, the Central African Republic once again raised the question of the efficiency of the Blue Helmets' presence in this country, pointing out the repeated…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-08). US Sanctions are Blocking Life-Saving Relief to Cuba. libya360.wordpress.com Natalia Marques A firefighter near the ongoing Matanzas fire (Photo via David Ramírez àÅlvarez on Twitter) A fire in a Cuban oil storage facility has killed, injured, and displaced Cubans and exacerbated the country's energy crisis. Crucial aid efforts have been impeded by US sanctions On August 5, a major oil storage facility was struck by…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-07). Kiev's Nuclear Terrorism Towards the Zaporozhye Power Plant Threatens All of Europe. libya360.wordpress.com Andrew Korybko Since he's beginning to fret that unprecedented US-led Western pressure might soon be put upon him to compromise with Russia as strongly suggested by the Mainstream Media's decisive shift against him last week, to which end Kiev would have to unilaterally capitulate on some or all issues that it previously said were non-negotiable,…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-07). Russian Ops in Ukraine (August 8, 2022) &#1 ; Ukraine's Missing Tanks, Delayed Offensive. libya360.wordpress.com Update on Russian military operations in Ukraine for August 8, 2022 &#1 ; Russian advances continue along the line of contact between Avdiivka and Siversk; &#1 ; Ukraine's "Kherson Offensive‚Ñ¢" has yet to visibly begin; &#1 ; Russian Ministry of Defense claims to have destroyed another HIMARS (5 destroyed in total of 16); &#1 ; Western "rights orgs" turn…

Anonymous103 (2022-08-07). Military Situation In EasternUkraine On August 7, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org Clashes between the AFU and Russian forces continue in Mariinka village; | Clashes between the AFU and Russian forces were reported in the Avdiivka area; | Clashes between the AFU and Russian forces continue to the north-east from Gorlivka; | Clashes between the AFU and Russian forces continue near Yakovlivka; | Clashes between the AFU and Russian forces continue in Bakhmut; | Clashes between the AFU and Russian forces continue in Verkhnokamyansk. | MORE ON THE…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-07). The West is Silent as Ukraine Targets Civilians in Donetsk Using Banned 'Butterfly' Mines. libya360.wordpress.com Eva K. Bartlett Mine clearance on the central street of Donetsk. Prohibited anti personnel high-explosive (PFM-1) "Petal" mines have been dropped on the city during night-time raids. © RIA On Saturday night, just after 9 pm, thunderous explosions rocked central Donetsk. Shortly after, there were announcements that air defense had shot down Ukrainian-fired missiles containing "Butterfly" (or "Petal") mines. Given that…

Anonymous103 (2022-08-07). Military Situation In Ukraine On August 7, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org Russia struck the AFU 72nd Mechanized Brigade near Artemovsk with high-precision missiles; | Russia struck the AFU 95th Separate Airborne Assault Brigade near Dzerzhinsk with high-precision missiles; | Russia struck the AFU 3rd Brigade of the National Guard near Kharkov with high-precision missiles; | Russia struck the AFU 66th Mechanized Brigade near Ochertino with high-precision missiles; | Russia struck military assets of the AFU near Chasov Yar with high-precision miss…

Dave DeCamp (2022-08-07). Amnesty Says It 'Fully Stands' Behind Ukraine Report Findings Amid Backlash. news.antiwar.com Amnesty International has come under pressure after releasing "Amnesty International deeply regrets the distress and anger that our press release on…

Anonymous669 (2022-08-07). US Anti-Radiation Missile Makes Surprise Appearance In Ukraine (Photos). southfront.org A view of an AGM-88 HARM high-speed anti-radiation missile mcounted beneath the wing of a 37th Tactical Fighter Wing F-4G Phantom II "Wild Weasel" aircraft. By SSGT. SCOTT STEWART \ US Army | The US has reportedly supplied Kiev Forces with advanced anti-radiation missiles in a bid to weaken air defenses providing cover to the ongoing Russian special military operation in Ukraine. | On August 7, Russian sources shared photos showing the remains of a US-made AGM-88 HARM anti-radiation missile, that was al…

Common Dreams staff (2022-08-07). 'What the Hell is Wrong With Them': GOP Senators Kill $35 Cap on Insulin. commondreams.org 'Republicans told millions of Americans who use insulin to go to hell.'

Common Dreams staff (2022-08-07). Senate Barely Approves Scaled Back Legislation on Climate, Taxes, Healthcare. commondreams.org But thanks to Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), there was a huge, last-minute win for the private equity and hedge fund industries…

Anonymous103 (2022-08-07). Military Situation In Syria On August 7, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size map | On August 7, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 9 times: 2 &#1 ; in Idlib province, 7 &#1 ; in Aleppo province; | On August 6, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in the al-Barah area; | On August 6, Turkish drones attacked a vehicle in the Qamishli city. Four people, including two children, were killed; | On August 6, two SAA members were killed in the ISIS ambush in the Ashara desert. | MORE ON THE…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-07). The US Keeps Reneging on Arms Control Agreements, So Why Should Russia Trust Biden's Latest Overtures? libya360.wordpress.com Scott Ritter >An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, U.S., August 2, 2017 Washington's track record on fulfilling treaty obligations is not exactly stellar. This week, in an address to the Tenth Review Conference for the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons — which…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-07). The CIA, Universities, and Anti-Communist Marxism. libya360.wordpress.com On this week's release of "On the Barricades," host Maria Cernat speaks to the French-American writer, cultural critic, and activist, Gabriel Rockhill. Gabriel completed his graduate studies under the direction of Jacques Derrida, Luce Irigaray and Alain Badiou, and is now a professor of philosophy at Villanova University. Gabriel's work in academia led him to…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-07). The Crypto-Fascist Group Infiltrating the Online Communist Community. libya360.wordpress.com Rainer Shea Marxist Anti Imperialist Collective, a crypto-Strasserite group, has advocated for Socialism with Richard Spencer characteristics by endorsing the idea of a white state. Big surprise. Why should we care so much? Well, this group is using certain tactics to spread its ideas widely. MAC runs several "communist" subreddits that are easy to mistake…

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