Daily Archives: August 19, 2022

2022-08-19: News Headlines

Oneworld.press (2022-08-19). The GCHQ Chief's Claim Of A Western Infowar Victory Over Russia Is Fake News. oneworld.press No self-respecting person, society, or government could ever agree to indefinitely perpetuating their servitude to others — especially not if a viable alternative credibly exists to restore equality, fairness, and justice to their relations — which is why the Global South so enthusiastically embraces the multipolar worldview and therefore hasn't fallen for the Golden Billion's information warfare campaign against Russia throughout the course of the Ukrainian Conflict.

Diegoramos718 (2022-08-19). Patrick Lawrence: A Hall of Mirrors. scheerpost.com By Patrick Lawrence / Original to ScheerPost I have long wondered whether our mainstream journalists, correspondents and commentators get dressed each morning in the same locker room, so similarly do they account for things. This has been especially so in the case of the Ukraine crisis, which is quite understandable: Keeping readers and viewers a …

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-08-19). Putin reportedly announces readiness to meet with Zelensky. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 19 (MNA) — Media sources in Turkey have claimed that the Russian president has announced his readiness to meet with his Ukrainian counterpart.

Dave DeCamp (2022-08-19). Turkey Says First Swedish Extradition Doesn't Live Up to NATO Deal. news.antiwar.com On Thursday, Turkey's justice minister said Sweden's decision to extradite a man who is wanted in Turkey for fraud Turkey wants Sweden and Finland to extradite suspected members of the Kurdish militant group PKK and people allegedly involved in a 2016 coup attempt. But the man Sweden announced it was extradited to Turkey last week isn't linked to these groups and was only convicted for credit card fraud.

Staff (2022-08-19). Punto Deportivo: øQué ha caracterizado la primera etapa del sub-23 de béisbol? (+ Video). cubadebate.cu Cuando apenas restan dos partidos en la etapa clasificatoria del campeonato nacional sub-23, ningún equipo tiene hasta ahora garantizado su boleto a las semifinales. Sobre las pecualiaridades que ha tenido esta primera fase y la caracterización de las diferentes áreas, se comenta este viernes en la sección Punto Deportivo.

____ (2022-08-19). China strongly opposes U.S. chips bill: commerce ministry. ecns.cn The Chips and Science Act passed by the U.S. Congress contains provisions that restrict relevant companies' normal economic, trade and investment activities in China, which is discriminatory and will distort the global semiconductor supply chain and disrupt international trade.

Oneworld.press (2022-08-19). The Taliban Envisions Russia Playing A Big Role In The Group's Geo-Economic Balancing Act. oneworld.press It won't openly say as much, but the Taliban is arguably working to preemptively avert its potentially disproportionate dependence on China and Pakistan out of concern that such a relationship could erode its sovereignty.

____ (2022-08-19). Starbucks successor opens in Russia. ecns.cn A restaurateur and rapper duo unveiled Stars Coffee on Thursday, reopening the chain of coffee shops in Russia formerly owned by Starbucks Corp, the latest major company rebranding after a months-long Western corporate exodus from the country.

_____ (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…

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…

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.

Orinoco Tribune2 (2022-08-18). Russians Welcomed as Liberators in Many Eastern Ukrainian Cities Contrary To Western Media Depictions. orinocotribune.com By Sonja Van den Ende &#1 ; Aug 10, 2022 | People of liberated territories likely to vote in favor of joining Russia in forthcoming referenda—just like Crimeans did in 2014 | [Sonja van den Ende has been reporting on the war in eastern Ukraine and has received protection from the Russian military.—Editors] | On my way from Severodonetsk to Lysychansk on the right bank of the Donetsk River in eastern Ukraine, I saw many destroyed buildings as well as a lot of cars, ambulances and rescue vehicles. A few bodies could be seen when I passed the Bilohorivka Bridge, which was targeted by the Ukrainian army…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-18). Ukraine War Veterans: How Kiev Plundered US Aid, Wasted Soldiers, Endangered Civilians, and Lost the War. libya360.wordpress.com Lindsey Snell and Cory Popp "The weapons are stolen, the humanitarian aid is stolen, and we have no idea where the billions sent to this country have gone," a Ukrainian complained to The Grayzone. In a video sent via Facebook messenger in July, Ivan* can be seen standing next to his car, an early 2010s model Mitsubishi…

Lindsey Snell (2022-08-18). Ukraine war veterans on how Kiev plundered US aid, wasted soldiers, endangered civilians, and lost the war. thegrayzone.com "The weapons are stolen, the humanitarian aid is stolen, and we have no idea where the billions sent to this country have gone," a Ukrainian complained to The Grayzone. In a video sent via Facebook messenger in July, Ivan* can be seen standing next to his car, an early 2010s model Mitsubishi SUV. Smoke is pouring out of the rear window. Ivan laughs and pans his phone's camera across the length of the vehicle, pointing out bullet holes. "The turbocharger died …

Dave DeCamp (2022-08-18). Russia Says It Moved Hypersonic Missiles to Kaliningrad. news.antiwar.com The Russian military said on Thursday The Russian Defense Ministry said that three MiG-31 fighters with Kinzhal hypersonic missiles arrived at the Chkalovsk airfield in Kaliningrad as part of "additional strategic deterrence measures." | "MiG-31I aircraft with Kinzhal airborne hypersonic systems will be on round-the-clock combat aler…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-18). NATO Ready to Attack a Nuclear Plant to Ethnically Cleanse Russians from Ukraine. libya360.wordpress.com I interview independent journalist George Eliason based in Donbass for shocking insight into the predatory nature of NATO member states. "Why is Zelensky shelling a Nuclear plant? The war will end and money stream will dry up. If Ukraine sets off a Nuclear explosion (3 times that of Chernobyl) funding opportunities increase and are guaranteed…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-18). Do NASA Maps Really Prove HIMARS Reduced Russian Artillery Strikes? (No). libya360.wordpress.com Newsweek and many others both in the mainstream Western media as well as across social media have claimed NASA maps indicating fires in Ukraine "prove" US-supplied HIMARS have reduced the number of Russian artillery strikes. However, a quick visit to NASA's publicly available map (the link is in the references below) indicates that the number…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-18). "Everyone's a Little Problematic in Ukraine's International Legion" libya360.wordpress.com Lindsey Snell and Cory Popp "Benjamin Velcro" in Ukraine "Benjamin Velcro" is former US serviceman and volunteer with the International Legion of Territorial Defense of Ukraine, the official unit of foreign volunteers under the Ukrainian Armed Forces. In early August, Russian media widely shared voice recordings in which Velcro recounted the torture and murder of a…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-18). Is the Ukrainian War on its Own People Now Over? libya360.wordpress.com Henry KamensMy former neighbour in the US wrote to me, tongue in cheek, a few days ago. "I was told the Ukrainian civil war is over and Russia won because the Azov Battalion was wiped out. There is a total media blackout in the US, and worse than that — so much disinformation before and…

Anonymous103 (2022-08-18). Military Situation In Ukraine On August 18, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org Russia struck the AFU 28th Mechanized Brigade near Posad-Pokrovske with high-precision missiles; | Russia struck the AFU 35th Marines' Brigade near Belaya Krynytsya with high-precision missiles; | Russia struck the AFU 95th Airborne Assault Brigade near Mazanovka with high-precision missiles; | Russia struck military assets of the AFU near Artemovsk with high-precision missiles; | Russia struck military assets of the AFU near Belaya Krinitsya with high-pr…

Dave DeCamp (2022-08-18). Russia Says Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Plant May Shut Down if Shelling Continues. news.antiwar.com On Thursday, the Russian Defense Ministry said the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) Ukraine claims that Russia has been behind the shelling on the ZNPP, but the plant and the areas around it have been controlled by Russian forces since March. The ZNPP is located in Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia Oblast, and Russian-installed officials in the region have accused Ukraine of frequent…

Anonymous765 (2022-08-18). Blood Spilling In Ukrainian Steppe. southfront.org |

Dave DeCamp (2022-08-18). US Approves of Ukraine Striking Crimea. news.antiwar.com A senior Biden administration official The official said the US considers strikes on Ukrainian soil "self-defense," which applies to Crimea in Washington's eyes. "We don't select targets, of course, and everything we've provided is for self-defense purposes. Any target they choose to pu…

TeleSUR (2022-08-18). Another Ship Loaded With 33,000 Tons of Corn Leaves Ukraine. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, the Odesa Regional Military Administration spokesperson Serhiy Bratchuk announced that a ship loaded with 33,000 tons of corn left the Ukrainian port of Chornomorsk. | RELATED: | Bratchuk added that four other ships will also sail through the Black Sea throughout the day today. Two of those ships will be loaded with wheat. | For its part, the Administration of Sea Ports of Ukraine reported that the ship that went to sea today is the fre…

____ (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.

WSWS (2022-08-18). Turkish drillship sails to Mediterranean amid tensions with Greece. wsws.org As the US-NATO war on Russia in Ukraine inflames the Greek-Turkish conflict, Ankara has sent off a new drillship into the eastern Mediterranean.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-18). Russia Warns of False Flag Attacks and NATO's Plan to Create a Second Chernbobyl. libya360.wordpress.com It is no coincidence that the mass media widely quotes the conclusions of experts of the American Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (Washington, D.C.) and some other similar agencies of Western countries, rather than the IAEA, which has the right to such conclusions, that a large-scale catastrophe at the ZNPP seems unlikely to occur. ‚óΩÔ∏è…

Oneworld.press (2022-08-18). US Senator's Comparison Of Bukele To Hitler Confirms Escalation Of Hybrid War Against El Salvador. oneworld.press The Hybrid War of Terror fueled by terrorist criminal gangs complements the economic Hybrid War of sanctions and infowar through pro-US NGO networks and US-dominated international institutions like the UN and the OEA.

TeleSUR (2022-08-18). UN Decries Insecurity of Aid Workers in South Sudan. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) decried attacks on aid workers in South Sudan, noting that such incidents may negatively impact the delivery of life-saving food supplies to those in need. | RELATED: | The OCHA Coordinator in South Sudan Sara Beysolow Nyanti called for a joint action to address the humanitarian crisis and an immediate end to attacks against civilians and humanitarian workers. | "I would li…

April Lanuza (2022-08-18). NYC Chinatown makes pedestrian plaza permanent. america.cgtn.com One of the oldest roads in New York's Chinatown is to become permanently pedestrianized.

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). China calls US 'a bully' after WH official's comments. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 18 (MNA) — A spokesman for China's Foreign Ministry hit back at comments from the US National Security Council Indo-Pacific coordinator, that the country "overreacted" to Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) Taiwan trip earlier…

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.

Oneworld.press (2022-08-18). It's Criminal For Kiev To Claim That Receiving Russian Humanitarian Aid Is "Collaborationism" oneworld.press Neither Ukrinform nor the Kyiv Independent can credibly be described as "Russian-friendly", not to mention "Russian-controlled", so nobody can claim that they're pushing "fake news" or "misinformation" about Kiev's new policy that essentially amounts to the public intent to commit war crimes against the civilian population.

Anonymous103 (2022-08-18). Military Situation In Syria On August 18, 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 18, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in the Deir Sonbol area; | On August 18, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in the al-Barah area; | On August 18, an IED attack was reported on the SAA and Russian military patrol near Khi…

_____ (2022-08-18). Is Afghanistan becoming a Base for the Forces Opposing Pakistan? journal-neo.org In recent months, the situation between Pakistan and Afghanistan has increasingly mirrored that of the past few years, when the Afghan Taliban (representatives of the banned group in Russia), fighting against the government in Kabul, used Pakistan as their rear. And this has been evidenced by recent intensified clashes between separate Afghan Taliban groups and …

Anonymous103 (2022-08-18). UPDATED: Air Defense Systems Went On Over Crimean Bridge And Sevastopol. southfront.org Russian air defense systems were activated in the city of Kerch in the east of the Crimea. The Crimean bridge links the city of Kersch with the Russian Krasnodar region. The incident was confirmed Oleg Kryuchkov, adviser to the head of Crimea Sergey Aksenov, in an urgent statement. | The Crimean official claimed that there is no danger either to the city or the bridge. He added that these are preliminary reports. Any details on the incident are yet to be revealed. | The locals repo…

Oneworld.press (2022-08-18). The US Just Admitted To Meddling In Indian Foreign Policy But Still Won't Admit Defeat. oneworld.press This very strongly suggests that the US will double down on its failed policy with the same passion as India has doubled down on the Russian dimension of its dual-tripolarity grand strategy, which could result in those Great Powers moving further apart across the coming months.

TeleSUR (2022-08-18). EU: Coordination Needed to Halt Visas for Russians. telesurenglish.net A spokesperson to the European Commission said that the block is in favor of a "coordinated approach" regarding the ban of visas Schengen to Russia. At the time the spokesperson revealed that so far, non-member states of the EU have fully ceased issuing visas to Russian citizens. | RELATED: | On Thursday, Anitta Hipper, Commission spokesperson said during a press briefing in Brussels that so far "visa activities ha…

TeleSUR (2022-08-18). Finland's Visa Restriction Measure Is Russophobia – Russian FM. telesurenglish.net Finland's decision to restrict entry visas for Russians is part of widespread Russophobia in some EU countries, Russian Foreign Ministry deputy spokesman Ivan Nechayev said. | RELATED: | The deputy spokesman said Russia will react to this move, which reflects "politically motivated discrimination against Russians on ethnic grounds." | According to Nechayev, the Russian Foreign Ministry "pays attention to the fact that such actions conf…

TeleSUR (2022-08-18). Russia Hit Its Record Daily COVID-19 Cases. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, the anti-coronavirus crisis center in Russia registered a new record in daily COVID-19 cases, reporting 35 809 confirmed cases. The latest numbers have spiked the total amount of total of cases. | RELATED: | The records indicate that this has been the highest growth since March 16, when 36 519 daily confirmed cases were reported. During the past days, at least 3 273 people have been hospitalized in Russia due to the COVID-19 viru…

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-08-18). Turkish official casts doubt on report of 2nd Russian S-400 s. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 18 (MNA) — Turkish defense official quickly cast doubt on reports that Russia and Turkey signed a contract to ship Ankara a second batch of S-400 air defense systems after TASS broke the news Tuesday.

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…

Anonymous669 (2022-08-18). Roadside Bomb Hit Syrian-Russian Patrol In Daraa. southfront.org Early on August 18, a joint patrol of the Syrian Arab Army and the Russian Military Police came under attack on Damascus-Daraa highway. | The patrol was reportedly targeted with an improvised explosive device (IED) as it was passing next to the Khirbet Ghazaleh bridge on the strategic highway. The IED blast caused some material losses. However, there were no Syrian or Russian casualties. | The Syrian and Russian ministries of defense are yet to comment on the incident. Usually, the two sides re…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-18). Petition Against French Troops' Presence in Niger Launched After Protest Rally Banned in Capital. libya360.wordpress.com Oleg Burunov On Monday, France withdrew its troops from Mali, bringing its anti-terror Operation Barkhane, which kicked off in 2017, to a close, and relocating its headquarters to Niger. Niger's M62 public movement, consisting of 15 NGOs, has launched a petition against the presence of France's Barkhane force in the country after the authorities banned…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-18). South Africa: Decent Health Care Requires Dignified Attention to Each Patient. libya360.wordpress.com Richard Pithouse 17 April 2021: Permaculture activist Ntsika Mateta from Ngqwele village near Qonce in the Eastern Cape holds a carrot plant he is using for seed production to support rural residents in establishing communal and household vegetable gardens. (Photograph by Bonile Bam) Yogesh Jain, a communist doctor practicing in rural central India, recently visited…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-18). The Venceremos Brigade & the Necessity of Solidarity with Cuba. libya360.wordpress.com Onyesonwu Chatoyer Members of the Venceremos Brigade with Cuban president Miguel Díaz-Canel The Venceremos Brigade (VB) is the youngest and oldest Cuba solidarity delegation in the US. By that I mean the VB, whose name means the "We Shall Overcome" Brigade, is the longest running US-Cuba solidarity delegation in existence with a base of brigadistas who are…

Oneworld.press (2022-08-18). The Latest Data Shows That Europe Might Be Reconsidering Its Military Support To Kiev. oneworld.press From the perspective of the EU's objective interests as a whole, it doesn't make sense to continue sending military equipment and further depleting their reserves that take so much time to replenish when nothing that they give Kiev will change the course of the conflict. The US is already shouldering the burden of so-called "leadership" so there's no reason why anyone else has to "step up" any more than they already have.

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

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?

_____ (2022-08-17). What the US-Instigated Crisis in Taiwan Means for Europe. journal-neo.org 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 like the Ukraine …

_____ (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. …

_____ (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 …

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