Daily Archives: August 18, 2022

2022-08-18: News Headlines

WSWS (2022-08-18). Dropping pretense of "non-involvement," US seeks to escalate war with Russia. wsws.org The series of major explosions at Russian military bases on the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea over the past week mark the beginning of a new, even more dangerous phase in the imperialist war waged on Ukrainian territory against Russia.

WSWS (2022-08-18). New Zealand sends another 120 troops to train Ukrainian soldiers. wsws.org The Labour government's new deployment means there will be 224 New Zealand troops in Europe assisting the US-NATO proxy war against Russia—NZ's largest overseas military deployment in decades.

____ (2022-08-18). Three more ships leave Ukraine under grain deal. ecns.cn A fleet of three vessels, together carrying 33,000 tons of corn, wheat and sunflower oil, departed from Ukraine on Wednesday, the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority said.

Staff (2022-08-18). Bates fríos en el sub 23: Seis lechadas y un "no-hitter" en la jornada. cubadebate.cu Seis lechadas se firmaron en esta larga jornada de miércoles, entre ellas un "no hitter", en la continuación del VII Campeonato Nacional de béisbol sub 23, donde tres de los cuatro equipos que jugaron doble cartelera, barrieron a sus oponentes. Villa Clara y Las Tunas tienen un pie y medio en semifinales, aunque salieron derrotados esta tarde.

TeleSUR -ysm- JL (2022-08-18). Reportan asesinato pese a estado de excepción en Guayaquil. telesurtv.net El ciudadano fue ultimado en plena calle, y hasta el momento los agentes policiales investigan para esclarecer el hecho.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-08-18). Russia sees 38% rise in energy export earnings this year. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 18 (MNA) — Higher oil export volumes, coupled with rising gas prices, will boost Russia's earnings from energy exports to $337.5 billion this year, a 38% rise on 2021, according to an economy ministry document.

Andy Kroll (2022-08-18). Being Anything But a Good Sport in Saudi Arabia. tomdispatch.com Here's the big question in Jock Culture these days: Is the Kingdom of Golf being used to sportswash the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia? Or is it the other way around? After all, what other major sport could use a sandstorm of Middle Eastern murder and human-rights abuses to obscure its own history of bigotry and greed? In fact, not since the 1936 Berlin Olympics was used to cosmeticize Nazi Germany's atrocities and promote Aryan superiority have sports and an otherwise despised government collaborated so blatantly to enhance their joint international standings. Will it work this time? The jury has been out since the new…

_____ (2022-08-18). Sometimes Humanity Gets it Right. popularresistance.org When it comes to U.S.-Russian arms control, sometimes history should repeat itself | President Joe Biden recently called for Russia to resume arms control negotiations aimed at keeping the existing New START treaty, scheduled to expire in 2026, viable. | Russia responded by suspending all inspection activity related to New START, declaring that the United States was seeking unilateral advantage by denying Russia access to inspection sites in the US, while demanding that Russia permit American inspectors access to sites in Russia. | Arms control, once the cornerstone of U.S.-Russian relations, appears to be on lif…

Anonymous669 (2022-08-18). Russian Helicopters Flew Over US Bases In Northeastern Syria (Videos). southfront.org FILE IMAGE: RIA Novosty | On August 17, videos showing Russian Mi-8AMTSh and Ka-52 helicopters flying over key bases of the US-led coalition in Syria's northeastern region surfaced online. | The helicopters flew over two bases of the coalition, the first located in the towns of Himo in the northern al-Hasakah countryside and the second near the town of al-Malikiyah in the northeastern countryside of the governorate. | The Mi-8AMTSh is a lightly-armed assault transport helicopter, while the Ka-52 is a fully-fledg…

Scorinoco (2022-08-17). How Russia Thwarted US Imperial Plans in Ukraine and Beyond. orinocotribune.com By Antonio Camacho Negrón — Aug 15, 2022 | After 1991, with the overthrow of the Soviet Union, Western countries were convinced that Russia was defeated. But in Ukraine and beyond, Moscow is winning—and the US and Europe are in marked decline. | History testifies, time and time again, that the United States and Europe have always viewed Russia as coveted prey, and more so as a powerful opponent to their expansionist pretensions. | Without a doubt, for various reasons that we will detail later, Russia has today become the top geopolitical-military threat to Western hegemonic aspirations. | Since 1904,…

Antiwar Dot Com (2022-08-17). Watch the 'Arming Ukraine' Film CBS Pulled After Gov't Pressure. towardfreedom.org The corporate network's cave-in followed a wave of outrage from the Ukraine lobby and pressure from the Pentagon, reports Antiwar.com.

Ahmed Adel (2022-08-17). NATO's 2030 Strategic Concept Threatens to Destabilise the World. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2022-08-17). Russian shakes up Black Sea fleet command. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 17 (MNA) — Russia's Black Sea fleet based in Crimea has installed a new commander after Russian military bases on the peninsula were rocked by explosions in the past nine days.

____ (2022-08-17). U.S. aims to provoke regional instability with Pelosi's Taiwan visit: Putin. ecns.cn U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi's recent visit to Taiwan is part of a deliberate U.S. strategy to destabilize the situation in the region, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday.

____ (2022-08-17). S Korea says DPRK fires 2 cruise missiles toward western waters. ecns.cn The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) fired two cruise missiles toward the western waters, South Korea's defense ministry said Wednesday.

Ali Abunimah (2022-08-17). Palestinians have had enough of Europe's Holocaust hypocrisy. electronicintifada.net Why hasn't Germany condemned Zelensky's minimization of the Holocaust in Ukraine?

Anonymous811 (2022-08-17). Russian Troops Took Control Of Vershina Near Bakhmut. southfront.org Wagner's warriors | On August 17, Russian-led forces took control of the village of Vershina. The gains were confirmed by the Headquarters of Territorial Defence of the Donetsk People's Republic. | So far, DPR and LPR troops, with the fire support of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, liberated 268 settlements on the territory of the Donetsk People's Republic, including Vershina. | The first reports about the DPR control of the settlement came on August 14. The village of Vershina is located to…

Scorinoco (2022-08-17). Ukrainian Shelling of Zaporozhye Nuclear Site May Lead to Catastrophe, Says Technical Official. orinocotribune.com Kiev is flirting with disaster by shelling hydroelectric facility servicing the Zaporozhye nuclear plant, says a local official. | The shelling of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station by Ukrainian forces risks a "nuclear catastrophe" at the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, Arseniy Zelensky, the Kakhovka facility's deputy director for reconstruction, told reporters on Saturday, August 13. | According to Zelensky, as quoted by Russian state media outlet TASS, Kakhovka is now operating in a "very dangerous" emergency mode. | The Kakhovka plant is located in Kherson region in southern Ukraine, which was seized by…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-17). Ukraine: A Wake-Up Call for Europe. libya360.wordpress.com Boaventura de Sousa Santos It is becoming clear that US neoconservatives have succeeded in creating a warmongering, anti-Russian mood in Europe through an unprecedented information war. It is becoming clear that US neoconservatives have succeeded in creating a warmongering, anti-Russian mood in Europe through an unprecedented information war, the consequences of which will take some…

Anonymous103 (2022-08-17). Military Situation In Ukraine On August 17, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org Russia struck the AFU 95th Airborne Assault Brigade near Slavyansk with high-precision missiles; | Russia struck the AFU 46th Airmobile Brigade near Belaya Krynytsya with high-precision missiles; | Russia struck the AFU 28th AFU Motorised Infantry Brigade near Nikolaev with high-precision missiles; | Russia struck military assets of the AFU near Lozovoye with high-precision missiles; | Russia struck military assets of the AFU near Belogorka with high-precision missiles;…

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2022-08-17). Canada, Sweden and Finland Announce Sending of Military Instructors to Ukraine. globalresearch.ca

Contributing Writers (2022-08-17). SCOTT RITTER: What You Should Know About Nazis in Ukraine. marktaliano.net READ MORE:

Manuel Raposo (2022-08-17). Where it does not dominate, U.S. imperialism sows chaos. workers.org U.S. military left Afghanistan in ruins. Above, the results of a 2017 bombing raid that killed 90. Raposo is editor of the Portuguese web magazine, jornalmudardevida.net, where this article was published Aug. 10. Translation: John Catalinotto. While declaring itself ready to prolong the war in Ukraine, "for as long as . . . |

WSWS (2022-08-17). Thousands of Ukrainian soldiers training in the UK for NATO proxy war with Russia. wsws.org Britain and its allies are providing fodder for the bloody war with Russia, in which the Ukrainian military is reported to be losing up to 200 soldiers a day…

WSWS (2022-08-17). Another Russian military base in Crimea rocked by major explosions. wsws.org As was the case in last week's incident, the Kremlin insists that the reason for the blasts is acts of "sabotage," refusing to acknowledge Ukrainian involvement.

TeleSUR (2022-08-17). US Experts Support Rescue of Miners Trapped in Mexico. telesurenglish.net According to Mexico's National Civil Protection Coordinator, Laura Velázquez, the experts will join the team of specialists collaborating to rescue the ten miners trapped in the coal mine El Pinabete in Sabinas this Wednesday Coahuila (north). | RELATED: | The U.S. experts were requested for analysis and advice on rescue actions at the mine, Velázquez said Wednesday during the Mexican president's daily press conference. | Regarding the current situation, t…

Ann Brown (2022-08-17). New York City Mayor Cop Eric Adams Endorses Conrad Tillard For State Senator, Cites 30 Years of Community Activism. moguldom.com It's election time in New York City. Voters will go to the polls to decide who will be the next New York State Senate to represent District 25 in Brooklyn. One of the candidates is Rev. Conrad Tillard, running as a Democrat with a focus on economic development, support for seniors, youth development, housing, and …

_____ (2022-08-17). The Authority of the British Monarchy in Australia Continues to Fall. journal-neo.org On August 2, 2022, a scandal occurred in the Senate of Australia — the upper house of parliament. One of its members, a representative of the Green Party Lidia Thorpe during her taking the oath of office as a senator called the British Queen Elizabeth II, who is the formal head of Australia, a colonizer. …

Staff (2022-08-17). VII Campeonato Nacional sub 23: Villa Clara y Las Tunas muy cerca de las semifinales. cubadebate.cu Los Leopardos de Villa Clara y los Leñadores de Las Tunas lograron victorias este martes y parece cuestión de tiempo su pase a semifinales, al dominar con facilidad sus respectivos grupos, cuando apenas le restan cuatro juegos al calendario clasificatorio de este VII Campeonato Nacional sub 23. En la jornada se firmaron un par de lechadas.

Staff (2022-08-17). Béisbol femenino: Cuba venció a México y logró el boleto para el mundial. cubadebate.cu El equipo femenino de Cuba que participa en el clasificatorio panamericano de béisbol en el estado venezolano de La Guaira, derrotó esta tarde de miércoles a la selección de México 7-2, para asegurar su pase a la semifinal del torneo y uno de los cuatro boletos en disputa para el campeonato mundial. Fue la tercera victoria en cinco presentaciones.

TeleSUR, DRL (2022-08-17). Exjefe paramilitar colombiano acepta cargos por asesinatos. telesurtv.net Según la Fiscalía, "Jorge 40", condenado en EE. UU., y llevado a Colombia desde 2020, fue responsable de 13 crímenes.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-17). Venezuela's Gold Dispute in UK Courts is a Battle for Sovereignty. libya360.wordpress.com Zoe Alexandra The people of Venezuela for the last several years have taken to the streets to reject sanctions, asset freezing, and coup attempts by the far-right. The official government of Venezuela has been engaged in a legal dispute with the Bank of England to regain control over gold assets worth over $1.8 billion "The…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-17). Europe: In Addition to Gas, Drinking Water is Becoming a Strategic Resource. libya360.wordpress.com Vladimir Odintsov The sanctions war on Russia, inspired by the Russophobic policies of the United States and its allies, has plunged the world into not only economic and energy crises, but also ecological collapse. To comply with instructions from Washington to reduce Russian gas deliveries, the authorities of the Western states have considered reviving coal…

Anonymous103 (2022-08-17). Military Situation In Syria On August 17, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org On August 17, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 5 times: 2 &#1 ; in Aleppo province, 1 &#1 ; in Idlib province, 2 &#1 ; in Latakia province; | On August 16, three SAA servicemen were killed by Turkish airstrikes in the Charqili village in west of Ain al-Arab city; | On August 16, Turkish drone reportedly attacked a target in the countryside of Qamishli city; | On August 16, a former Rebel commander was assassinated by un…

_____ (2022-08-17). In Addition to Gas, Drinking Water is Becoming a Strategic Resource. journal-neo.org The sanctions war on Russia, inspired by the Russophobic policies of the United States and its allies, has plunged the world into not only economic and energy crises, but also ecological collapse. To comply with instructions from Washington to reduce Russian gas deliveries, the authorities of the Western states have considered reviving coal power as …

Anonymous669 (2022-08-17). Israel Violated UN-Brokered Ceasefire In Southern Syria: Russian MoD. southfront.org FILE IMAGE: Israeli battle tank | An Israeli tank had crossed the border line in the Golan Heights and then defiantly aimed its gun at Syrian military positions, deputy head of Russia's Center for Reconciliation of the Warring Parties in Syria said on August 16. | Captain First Degree Yevgeny Gerasimov said that the Israeli move was a violation of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 3 , which was approved on 31 May 1974."At 13: 00 on August 15, the Israel Defense Forces tank left the Tell el-Faras Mountain…

____ (2022-08-17). DPRK fires 2 cruise missiles toward western waters. ecns.cn The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) fired two cruise missiles toward the western waters, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported Wednesday citing a military official.

Contributing Writers (2022-08-17). Alina Lipp and family Persecuted for Real Reporting. marktaliano.net READ MORE: Germany on same side as Nazism as it Censors and Persecutes Truth-Tellers Alina Lipp Archives WEF's "Global Intelligence Collecting AI" to Erase Ideas from the Internet &#1 ; Global ResearchGlobal Research &#1 ; Centre for Research on Globalization…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-17). A Eurasian Jigsaw: BRI and INSTC Interconnectivity Will Complete the Puzzle. libya360.wordpress.com Pepe Escobar Shrugging off western obstacles, Eurasia's ambitious connectivity projects helmed by China and Russia are now progressing deep into Asia's Heartland SAMARKAND — Interconnecting Inner Eurasia is an exercise in Taoist equilibrium: adding piece by piece, patiently, to a gigantic jigsaw puzzle. It takes time, skill, vision, and of course major breakthroughs. A key piece…

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-08-17). Iran negotiating team did their best to ensure Iran interest. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 17 (MNA) — Russia's representative in Vienna talks on Iran nuclear deal Mikhail Ulyanov said that Iranian diplomats did their best to ensure the interests of Iran in the talks.

Staff (2022-08-17). Russian diplomat says US delegation Taiwan visit provocative. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 17 (MNA) — The visit of a US Congress delegation to Taiwan is provocative and does not help to stabilize the situation in the region, Director of the Russian Foreign Ministry's economic cooperation department Dmitry Birichevsky said.

____ (2022-08-17). Final result of JCPOA revival depends on US reaction: Ulyanov. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 17 (MNA) — Russia's representative in Vienna talks on Iran nuclear deal Mikhail Ulyanov emphasized that final result hinges on how the US reacts to the last Iranian reasonable suggestions.

Staff (2022-08-17). Work in Vienna format on Iran nuke deal is at finish line. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 17 (MNA) — Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said Wed. that work on restoring the 2015 Iran nuclear deal in the Vienna format is at the finish line, but not all issues have been closed yet.

____ (2022-08-17). The first Beijing-Shijiazhuang-Europe freight train departs. ecns.cn The first Beijing-Shijiazhuang-Europe freight train was dispatched from Beijing on Tuesday and will arrive in Nizhnekamsk, Russia after a transit at the Shijiazhuang International Land Port, according to China News Service.

____ (2022-08-17). VIDEO: 3 Iranian drones displayed at Russia's ARMY Expo 2022. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 17 (MNA) — Three sophisticated Iranian drones including an attack drone were showcased at Russia's International Military-Technical Forum ARMY 2022.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-17). Biden Administration's Incapacity Emerges in Henry Kissinger's Statement. libya360.wordpress.com Yoselina Guevara López Henry Kissinger is not at all a statesman for whom one can feel admiration, given his bloodthirsty record, especially in Latin America, marked by the persecution and annihilation of the left, participation and organization of coups d'états and a long etcetera of actions against the peoples. Nevertheless, objectively speaking, it cannot be…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-17). Colombia: Francia Márquez Announces Creation of Ministry of Equality. libya360.wordpress.com Resumen Latinoamericano The Vice President of Colombia, Francia Márquez, symbolically took office in her homeland, in the department of Cauca, where she announced that this week the creation of the Ministry of Equality, which she herself will lead, will be filed in Congress. The formation of this new portfolio will be made to "take on…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-17). Mumia Abu-Jamal Remains the Voice of the Voiceless. libya360.wordpress.com Abayomi Azikiwe Mumia Abu Jamal As A Youth Member Of The Black Panther Party In Philadelphia After 40 years of incarceration the "voice of the voiceless" remains a focus of international attention Black August Series No. 2 During the late 1960s, Mumia Abu-Jamal became a youth activist in the city of Philadelphia where a succession…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-17). The Truth about the Church in Nicaragua. libya360.wordpress.com Cuaderno Sandinista Religion, faith or feelings of spirituality are broad arteries of the human psyche that connect with the deepest fibers of our emotions. This is not new and throughout history these feelings have been used for or against political projects. Nicaragua, today is the victim of massive attacks by transnational mega corporations that spread…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-17). Trump Derangement Syndrome Returns. libya360.wordpress.com Margaret Kimberley Why would Black people laud the FBI or criticize protection against self-incrimination? The FBI search of Donald Trump's home has reawakened Trump Derangement Syndrome. Progressives love the FBI? Leftists embrace the Espionage Act? Of course, one man is responsible for this madness, and he is none other than Donald J. Trump, 45th president of the United…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-17). What the US-Instigated Crisis in Taiwan Means for Europe. libya360.wordpress.com Salman Rafi Sheikh In response to Nancy Pelosi's stubborn — and provocative — visit to Taiwan, China has initiated military drills in the Taiwan Strait. This military drill amounts to a naval blockade of not only Taiwan but prolonged drills, with live shooting in the sea, could ultimately create a crisis that will, very much…

_____ (2022-08-16). Russia is a Reliable Partner for Mali in All the Important Areas. journal-neo.org The recent successful tour of African countries by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov visiting Egypt, Ethiopia, Uganda and Congo, as well as the conclusion of important strategic agreements by Russia with several African countries, have had a strong resonance in the international community. Among Western leaders, these developments have caused great concern and jealousy for …

_____ (2022-08-16). Russian Patience With the War in Ukraine Is Not Endless as the West May Soon Learn. journal-neo.org In March of this year Russian troops captured the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. It has been in Russian possession ever since, although the Ukrainian forces have made desperate attempts to recapture it. These attempts have included bombing and shelling of the site. To describe this and incredibly stupid is an understatement. The plant is a nuclear …

_____ (2022-08-16). Various Points On Ukraine And Media. popularresistance.org Today I learned that the anonymous 'Marinus' author of the Marine Corps Gazette piece is allegedly the retired General Karl Van Riper who is well know for spoiling the Millennium Challenge war game by applying realistic conditions. The guy is hated by the chairborne divisions in the Pentagon. BTW – a facsimile of the first part of Marine Gazette piece is available here. Another excellent Gazette piece on the Russian way of fighting from January 2022 is here. | Still another excellent paper I found through a link at Naked Capitalism is by Myrmikan Research which looks at the historic context of the war through the…

T.J. Coles (2022-08-16). How Britain Fueled Ukraine's War Machine and Invited Direct Conflict with Russia. globalresearch.ca

Matthew Ehret-Kump (2022-08-16). Russia in Africa: Connecting Continents with Soft Power. globalresearch.ca

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