Daily Archives: August 23, 2022

2022-08-23: News Headlines

Connor Freeman (2022-08-23). Moscow Accuses Kiev's 'Special Services' in Russian Journalist's Car Bombing. news.antiwar.com The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) accused Kiev's secret services of carrying out the car bombing murder of Russian journalist Darya Dugina, the 29-year-old daughter of nationalist philosopher Alexander Dugin. On Saturday night, Dugina was driving her father's Toyota Land Cruiser about 20 miles outside Moscow when an explosive planted beneath his SUV detonated, the …

WSWS (2022-08-23). Spanish-Russian journalist Pablo Gonzalez held six months in Polish jail on bogus spying charge. wsws.org His arrest was coordinated between NATO states, including Spain's Socialist Party (PSOE)-Podemos government, and has met with silence by European and US media.

Dave DeCamp (2022-08-23). Estonia Wants EU to Ban Russian Tourists. news.antiwar.com Estonia's Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu "We are letting the citizens of an aggressor state peacefully visit the Louvre … and return to [their] homeland as if nothing has happened," Reinsalu told Politico. | Last week,

_____ (2022-08-23). Disaster In Cuba Highlights Biden's Disastrous (And Illegal) Foreign Policy. popularresistance.org On August 5, lightning caused a fire at an oil supertanker base in Matanzas, Cuba. The fire caused the collapse of three large oil tanks, killed 16 people and wounded 146 people. Immediately, friendly nations sent aid, including $70 million in oil from Russia, but the United States only provided technical advice to the neighboring Caribbean nation that has been crippled by six decades of the US' economic blockade. Clearing the FOG speaks with Arturo Lopez-Levy of the Council on Hemispheric Affairs about the fire, the Biden administration's continuation of Trump's policies in Cuba and the campaign to change that,…

____ (2022-08-23). Chinese community protests Pelosi visit. ecns.cn Hundreds of members from the Chinese community in San Francisco gathered on Sunday in the city's Chinatown to protest US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's recent visit to Taiwan, criticizing her for endangering the peace between China and the United States that has lasted for five decades.

____ (2022-08-22). Chinese community protests Pelosi visit. ecns.cn Hundreds of members from the Chinese community in San Francisco gathered on Sunday in the city's Chinatown to protest US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's recent visit to Taiwan, criticizing her for endangering the peace between China and the United States that has lasted for five decades.

The Conversation (2022-08-23). Shelling of Europe's biggest nuclear power plant exposes multiple risks — a nuclear expert tells us what they are. juancole.com By Ross Peel, King's College London | &#1 ; Shelling has recently intensified at the Russian-controlled Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, raising international safety concerns. Ukrainian staff continue to operate the massive plant under strict control and stressful conditions. Both Russia and Ukraine are blaming one another for the continued attacks, and damage. Disinformation and fake news …

WSWS (2022-08-23). Turkey calls for Ukraine-Russia mediation, signaling deal with Syria. wsws.org The Turkish initiatives point to rising conflicts inside the NATO alliance amid the mounting danger of a world war between NATO and Russia.

William Briggs (2022-08-23). Capitalism's war in Ukraine. greenleft.org.au Under capitalism, wars are fought to gain access to markets, resources and to harness the working class in its service. The suffering of the Ukrainian people attests to this, writes William Briggs.

_____ (2022-08-23). Russia and Cambodia Continue Talks within the ASEAN Framework. journal-neo.org At the beginning of August Sergey Lavrov, the Russian Foreign Minister visited Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. During his official trip to that fairly small Asian state &#1 ; it has a population of 17.3 million &#1 ; he met with other foreign ministers as part of the dialog between the Russian Federation and the Association …

____ (2022-08-22). Russian envoy blasts U.S. attempts to undermine Asia-Pacific security. ecns.cn The United States and its allies have significantly intensified their destructive actions in the Asia-Pacific region, Russia's permanent representative to the UN said here on Monday.

David Shoebridge (2022-08-23). Video: David Shoebridge on justice and a federal ICAC. greenleft.org.au Suzanne James interviews NSW Greens Senator David Shoebridge about a federal ICAC, the Restoration of Territory Rights Bill, the non-implementation of the Royal Commission into Black Deaths in Custody, and the challenges of work life balance.

David Shoebridge (2022-08-23). Video: David Shoebridge on justice and a federal ICAC. greenleft.org.au Suzanne James interviews NSW Greens Senator David Shoebridge about a federal ICAC, the Restoration of Territory Rights Bill, the failure to implement the findings of the Royal Commission into Black Deaths in Custody and the challenges of work-life balance.

Labor Video Project (2022-08-23). Pelosi Resign! San Franciscans Accuse Pelosi of War Mongering Against China. indybay.org Dozens of people rallied in Portsmouth Square in San Francisco Chinatown and demanded that San Francisco House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi resign. They accused her of whipping up war against China and being responsible for the escalating attacks on Chinese and Asian Americans.

TeleSUR, JDO (2022-08-23). Presidente de México rechaza verdad histórica sobre Ayotzinapa. telesurtv.net Señaló que el informe sobre el caso aborda cómo funcionarios del Estado se organizaron para fabricar falsedades sobre el asesinato de los normalistas.

TeleSUR, JCM (2022-08-23). Rusia acusa a Ucrania del asesinato de la periodista Daria Dúgina. telesurtv.net El Servicio Federal de Seguridad ruso identificó a la autora del crimen como una mujer ucraniana nacida en 1979.

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-08-23). Mayo Clinic Minute: Hand, foot and mouth disease in kids. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Hand, foot and mouth disease, most commonly caused by a coxsackievirus, is a highly contagious childhood illness. The virus can be spread through respiratory droplets, person-to-person contact and touching a contaminated object.Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a pediatric infectious diseases specialist at Mayo Clinic's Children's Center, says it is typically an illness of young children — usually children under 5. But you can get infected with hand, foot and mouth disease at any age. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute. youtu.be/Tv1v-rMiK4A

Anonymous103 (2022-08-22). Europe Quietly Abandoning Ukraine, As For The First Time, No New Military Pledges Have Been Made. southfront.org The US has announced a new package, but can it bear alone the burden of aiding Kiev? Written by Uriel…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-22). How Russia and the U.S. See Africa's Place in the World. libya360.wordpress.com Ivan Loshkaryov Since the early days of Russia's special military operation in Ukraine, the diplomacy of the –°ollective West has been striving to isolate Moscow, punishing it for resolving the conflict in Donbass. However, one cannot talk about isolation without accounting for the position of developing countries: Alongside the golden billion, there are another 7…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-22). Darya Dugina Assasinated by Ukrainian Secret Services. libya360.wordpress.com The murder of Russian journalist Darya Dugina has been solved, Russia's federal security service FSB has said. It was prepared by Ukrainian secret services. The perpetrator — a citizen of Ukraine identified as Natalia Vovk — escaped to Estonia, the FSB's public relations center stated. "As a result of urgent detective measures, the federal security…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-22). Ukraine's Next "Wonder Weapon" — US Anti-Radar Missiles. libya360.wordpress.com Russia has claimed and the Pentagon has confirmed that the US has sent Ukraine AGM-88 High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missiles (HARM) for targeting Russian radars used for air defense and counter battery operations. While the Pentagon and the Western media have once against hyped the impact of these missiles, the truth is even under ideal conditions they…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-22). Ukraine's Next "Wonder Weapon" &#1 ; US Anti-Radar Missiles. libya360.wordpress.com Russia has claimed and the Pentagon has confirmed that the US has sent Ukraine AGM-88 High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missiles (HARM) for targeting Russian radars used for air defense and counter battery operations. While the Pentagon and the Western media have once against hyped the impact of these missiles, the truth is even under ideal conditions they…

_____ (2022-08-22). US Taunts Russia To Escalate In Ukraine. popularresistance.org In military terms, the crude, locally assembled drone dropping a country-made bomb or two on unguarded sites in Crimea are at best pin pricks in the big picture of Russia's special military operation in Ukraine. But it can be profoundly consequential in certain other ways. | For a start, this escalation has Washington's approval. A senior Joe Biden administration official told NatSec Daily that the US supports strikes on Crimea if Kiev deems them necessary. "We don't select targets, of course, and everything we've provided is for self-defence purposes. Any target they choose to pursue on sovereign Ukrainian soil…

Anonymous765 (2022-08-22). Kiev Regime Switched To Terrorist Strategy. southfront.org |

John Parker (2022-08-22). What do the New York Times, Kiev Independent, Euromaidan Press, Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, and TikTok All Have in Common? covertactionmagazine.com They are all funded by or staffed by Western and U.S. intelligence members pushing the U.S. narrative about the war in Ukraine. This is why Struggle-La-Lucha.org organized a fact-finding mission to Ukraine and Russia to report on the suppressed information that challenges the narrative of NATO and its member states, led by the U.S. This …

Ramzy Baroud (2022-08-22). Will the Idea of the 'West' Survive the Scourge of the Russia-Ukraine War? mintpressnews.com Yet, regardless of where the West is heading, there is no question that the East is finally rising, a momentous historical event that could reinforce whole new political geography, and likely alliances as well.

_____ (2022-08-22). The Blowback of Washington's Geopolitics of Containment. journal-neo.org When President Joe Biden upgraded the US policy of containment to dual containment i.e., a simultaneous containment of Russia and China via a crisis manufactured in Europe (Ukraine) and Asia (Taiwan), little did he, or his administration, know this could mark the beginning of a process that could alter the existing world order in ways …

TeleSUR (2022-08-22). Ukrainian Woman Carried Out the Attack on Dugina, Russia Says. telesurenglish.net On Monday, Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) accused Ukraine's secret services of carrying out the attack that killed Daria Dugina, daughter of the Alexandr Dugin, the leader of the neo-Eurasianist movement. So far, however, the Vodolymyr Zelensky regime has denied any connection to the bombing. | RELATED: | "The crime was prepared and executed by the Ukrainian special services," the FSB said, specifying that…

Lee Camp (2022-08-22). U.S.-Backed Ukrainian Officials are Trying to Prosecute Journalists for Spreading True Info. mintpressnews.com Everyone in the U.S. should be repulsed at the idea of people being labeled "terrorists" or "war criminals" for standing up to U.S. propaganda about the proxy war in Ukraine.

Staff (2022-08-22). UK army troops preparing for war against Russia. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 22 (MNA) — Warrant Officer Paul Carney said soldiers should prepare their families for the possibility of being sent to Ukraine to fight Russia.

____ (2022-08-22). Ukraine 'Testing Ground' Shaping US Network, Electronic Warfare Effort. transcend.org 17 Aug 2022 – Fierce battles being waged in Ukraine are showcasing cyber and electronic warfare and their consequences for connectivity and communications, according to the deputy commanding general at U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command.

____ (2022-08-22). Russia-Ukraine-USA/NATO: From War Propaganda to Peace Journalism. transcend.org 15 Aug 2022 – This series has argued that the war in Ukraine is being fueled by a propaganda campaign which hides previous and current NATO/US aggressiveness towards Russia as well as the options to reach a peaceful settlement by resolving underlying conflicts.

TeleSUR (2022-08-22). US Refuses Ukraine's Request for a Total Visa Ban on Russians. telesurenglish.net According to Washington, the rejection is because the country seeks not to shut refugee channels to Russian dissidents. | RELATED: | Kremlin officials have already been subject to visa restrictions, a State Department spokesperson said, adding that such restrictions are aimed at bringing those involved in Russia's mili…

WSWS (2022-08-22). The assassination of Daria Dugina and the US-NATO war in Ukraine. wsws.org The assassination of Daria Dugina carries the stench of the Ukrainian secret police and their CIA handlers, with the intention of provoking a response that will be used to escalate the US-NATO war against Russia.

____ (2022-08-22). Ukraine envoy invites Iranian firms to rebuild war-hit areas. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 22 (MNA) — Ukraine's Ambassador to Iran Sergei Bordeliak invited Iranian companies to help rebuild war-torn areas of the country as a result of war broke out between Ukraine and Russia.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-22). The Western Strategy to Dismantle the Russian Federation. libya360.wordpress.com Thierry Meyssan Renewing the strategies of Germany during the First World War and of the United States and the Ukrainian integral nationalists during the Cold War, the Westerners have just created a Forum of the free peoples of Russia. The aim is to prolong the break-up of the USSR, to create separatist movements and, ultimately,…

Stephen Karganovic (2022-08-22). The Hideous Assassination of Russian Journalist Daria Dugina, Designed to Enhance the Conflict? globalresearch.ca

Anonymous103 (2022-08-22). Military Situation In Syria On August 22, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org On August 22, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 2 times: 1 &#1 ; in Aleppo province, 1 &#1 ; in Latakia province; | On August 22, an SAA serviceman was killed as a result of an IED explosion in the city of Daraa; | On August 21, a former rebel commander was assassinated by unknown gunmen in Tasil town; | On August 21, the Turkish Army shelled the alleged SDF positions west of Darbasiyah; | On August 22, artillery of Turk…

Connor Freeman (2022-08-22). Daughter of Putin Ally Killed in Car Blast Outside Moscow. news.antiwar.com A large car-bomb explosion tore apart a Toyota Land Cruiser outside Moscow Saturday night, the only person inside was the driver, journalist and political scientist Darya Dugina, the 30 year old daughter of Alexander Dugin, the nationalist Russian philosopher. The blast took place approximately at 9: 35 PM local time on the Mozhaisk highway roughly 20 …

TeleSUR (2022-08-22). Serbia Not To Join the European Anti-Russian Hysteria. telesurenglish.net Serbia's Interior Minister Aleksandar Vulin told Russian Foreign Affairs Minister Sergey Lavrov that his country will not welcome European sanctions or participate in the current "anti-Russian hysteria". | RELATED: | "Serbia, led by President Aleksandar Vucic, does not forget the century-old brotherhood with Russia," Vulin said, recalling that his nation is "the only European country that has not introduced sanction…

Staff (2022-08-22). Data shows Turkey doubled Russian oil imports. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 22 (MNA) — Turkey has increased oil imports from Russia to over 200,000 barrels per day (bpd) on average so far this year, up from 98,000 bpd over the same period last year, media have reported citing data.

____ (2022-08-22). 16 dead in Russia road accident. ecns.cn At least 16 people have been killed and five others injured when a minibus collided with two heavy trucks in western Russia's Ulyanovsk region on Sunday.

____ (2022-08-22). 15 dead in Russia road accident. ecns.cn At least 15 people have been killed and five others injured when a minibus collided with two heavy trucks in western Russia's Ulyanovsk region on Sunday.

Staff (2022-08-22). Iran signs tripartite MoU on transit with Russia, Azerbaijan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 22 (MNA) — The costumes of Iran, Russia, and the Republic of Azerbaijan on Monday signed a tripartite memorandum of understanding on transit facilitation.

WSWS (2022-08-22). Ukrainian government uses war to enforce privatization, passes new anti-Russian laws. wsws.org The Zelensky government is using the war to push through long-standing privatization plans while whipping up anti-Russian hatred to divide the working class.

____ (2022-08-22). No Longer a Pariah? Russia and China Could Be about to 'Normalize' North Korea and Leave the US with another Asian Headache. transcend.org 18 Aug 2022 – Once a Cold War proxy battleground for superpowers, is the Korean peninsula being pulled apart by bloc politics again?>

TeleSUR (2022-08-22). Banks of UK To Collect Fees for Frozen Russian Accounts. telesurenglish.net On Monday, August 22, a license that allows United Kingdom banks to collect fees from Russian frozen accounts as payment for services has been put into effect. According to the sanctions imposed against Russia, the license was issued by the UK Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation on March 10. | RELATED: | "General License INT/2022/2104808 allows for the payments of bank fees and service charges. Under this license:…

Staff (2022-08-22). Russian FSB detains ISIL force plotting attack in India. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 22 (MNA) — News sources on Monday reported that the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) has detained a suicide bomber, a member of the ISIL terrorist organization.

____ (2022-08-22). Washington Wants a New Cold War—but That's a Bad Idea. transcend.org 15 Aug 2022 – As China unleashed live-fire military exercises off the coast of Taiwan, simulating a real "reunification by force" operation in the wake of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's ceremonial visit to the island last week, the bipartisan fervor for a new Cold War with China and Russia took greater hold in Washington.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-22). How One Spook-Run London College Department is Training the World's Social Media Managers. libya360.wordpress.com Alan MacLeod Staffed by NATO military officers and former government ministers and notorious for training the West's top spies, the Department of War Studies at King's College London is also providing the workforce for many of the largest social media companies. This includes Facebook, TikTok, Google, and Twitter. A MintPress study of professional databases and employment websites reveals a…

Contributing Writers (2022-08-22). Statement by Alexander Dugin, on the murder of his daughter Daria Dugin. marktaliano.net Vanessa BeeleyFavorites ∑ 9h ∑Statement by Alexander Dugin, published through Konstantin Malofeev: "As you all know, my daughter Daria Dugina was brutally murdered before my eyes in an explosion on August 20, as a result of a terrorist attack carried out by the Nazi Ukrainian regime while returning from the 'Tradition' festival near Moscow. She was …

_____ (2022-08-22). From Resistance To Governing Power In Honduras. popularresistance.org A month after the coup d'état I was delegated by the new Front Against the Coup d'état to go to the U.S. to make known what had happened in Honduras. I had been working around international representation and communications in two formations, the National Coordinator of Popular Resistance and the Bloque Popular (Popular Block). These were spaces for coordination amongst the social movements that were confronting the impacts of neoliberalism, specifically the struggle against the Free Trade Agreement, which was impacting everything related to our agricultural capacity. | Small and mid-sized Honduran producers had…

Staff (2022-08-22). VII Campeonato Nacional sub 23: Repartidos todos los boletos clasificarorios. cubadebate.cu Duras peleas sobre el terreno de juego se escenificaron en la última jornada del calendario clasificatorio de este VII Campeonato Sub 23, para repartir los tres últimos tickets de entrada a las semifinales. Pinar del Rio, Villa Clara, y Las Tunas, derrotaron a sus respectivos rivales en duelos de altas tensiones.

Jonathan Cook (2022-08-22). NATO: By Making China the Enemy, the Alliance Is Threatening World Peace. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2022-08-22). Serbia warns NATO over safety of Kosovo Serbs. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 22 (MNA) — Serbia's President has called on NATO to "do their job" in Kosovo, warning if it doesn't that Serbia itself will move to protect its minority in the breakaway province.

____ (2022-08-22). The TFF Abolish NATO Catalogue. transcend.org 18 Aug 2022 – Abolish NATO or Convert It to Serve Peace – 30 Arguments & 100s of Inspirations…

Manlio Dinucci (2022-08-22). Dietro l'assassinio politico di Daria Platonova. globalresearch.ca L'attentato a Mosca, che ha provocato la morte della giornalista Daria Platonova, aveva come obiettivo principale il padre, Alexander Dugin, filosofo creatore della moderna scuola di geopolitica, capo del Dipartimento di sociologia delle relazioni internazionali all'Università Statale …

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2022-08-21). World-Class Ballerina and Twelve-Year-Old Protégé Among Those Murdered by Ukraine. covertactionmagazine.com How long will the U.S. continue to support these atrocities? And when will a movement develop to try and block U.S. military aid to Ukraine? On August 4, Ukrainian army rockets struck the drama theater of Donetsk and a neighboring area, killing famed ballerina and teacher, Galina Vasilyevna Volodina, and one of her protégés, Katya …

_____ (2022-08-21). Quality Of Ukraine Reporting Continues To Deteriorate. popularresistance.org Nikopol is too close to the plant for sirens to be of use — there's no time to switch them on. Instead residents on the other side send warnings if they see artillery batteries being rolled out. | The well protected six reactor blocks of ZNPP can be seen in the upper left of the picture. The next civilian settlement is on the right side, some 2+ kilometers away from the plant with several big buildings between the two. | How anyone would see "artillery batteries being rolled out" at the plant is beyond me. The Russian side of course insists that there is no artillery at the ZNPP and that the Ukrainians are…

JANET (2022-08-21). Where it does not dominate, U.S. imperialism sows chaos. iacenter.org By Manuel Raposo August 17, 2022 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 necessary," U.S. imperialism is dedicating itself to creating new hotbeds of tension in various parts of the world, in a bid to threaten and show strength. Three events reveal this: the visit to Taiwan of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, second in succession to the presid…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-21). BBC Assault on Antiwar Academics Was Apparent Product of UK Intel Plot. libya360.wordpress.com Kit Klarenberg Leaked emails expose the fingerprints of UK intelligence all over a factually challenged BBC special that aimed to deprive antiwar academics of their jobs and destroy their reputations. On May 31, BBC Radio initiated an embarrassing imbroglio when it broadcast a factually challenged, overtly propagandistic documentary special called Ukraine: The Disinformation War. Fronted by a British…

____ (2022-08-21). 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.

____ (2022-08-21). Russia to shut Nord Stream gas pipeline for 3 days. ecns.cn Russian gas giant Gazprom announced on Friday that it will suspend natural gas delivery to Europe via the Nord Stream 1 pipeline from Aug. 31 to Sept. 2 due to maintenance.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-21). The Assassination of Alexander Dugin's Daughter Darya Was a Dastardly Terrorist Attack. libya360.wordpress.com Andrew Korybko Darya's assassination represents a crossing of the Rubicon in the Ukrainian Conflict whereby Kiev has escalated its terrorist attacks to the point of targeting the family members of civilians who they were duped by fake news into falsely thinking are unofficially very influential policymakers like they seem to have believed that her father…

Contributing Writers (2022-08-21). The 6th Anniversary Of Lattakia Massacre/ By Basma Qaddour, Aug. 4, 2019. marktaliano.net ARAB AND FOREIGN PRESS On Aug 4, 2019 The Syrian Member of Parliament Fares Shehabi posted on his FB page: "Today marks the sixth anniversary of the massacre of northern #Lattakia towns where NATO the beloved of rebels killed 400 civilians & kidnapped some 136 most of them women & children!" This post was followed by …

____ (2022-08-21). DPRK slams S. Korean new assistance plan. ecns.cn A senior official of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has slammed South Korea's proposal of economic assistance in exchange for denuclearization, the official Korean Central News Agency reported on Friday.

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