2022-08-31: News Headlines

No Nukes Action (2022-08-31). Tuesday 8/30: HALT the SB 846 Bill for the taxpayers & ratepayers of CA That Keeps Diablo Canyon. indybay.org Senator Nancy Skinner's Office | Oakland State Building | 1515 Clay St. | Oakland…

Infobrics (2022-08-31). Xi Jinping's Foreign Policy Thinking and Sino-Russian Cooperation in the Changins of the International Order. infobrics.org The close bilateral relationship between China and Russia is one of the most important features of the evolution of international relations in the early 21st century. At the same time, the changing international order has also created new areas for Sino-Russian cooperation…

Infobrics (2022-08-31). Indian, Russian Banks in Talks to Conduct Bilateral Business in Local Currencies. infobrics.org Indian Banks' Association (IBA) is reportedly working to facilitate talks between over 15 Russian banks with Indian lenders so as to clear the way for bilateral business in their respective local currencies…

Infobrics (2022-08-31). Emerging Markets Rush to Join BRICS Alliance as High Energy Prices Persist. infobrics.org As emerging markets recover from the Covid-19 pandemic and face financial headwinds due to interest rate hikes in the US, the BRICS group — Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa — is looking to expand its membership to tackle shared challenges…

____ (2022-08-31). Former Soviet leader Gorbachev dies at 91. ecns.cn Former President of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev has died at 91, Russian media reported Tuesday.

TeleSUR, SH (2022-08-31). Reportan otro ataque ucraniano a la planta nuclear de Zaporiyia. telesurtv.net Desde inicios de agosto las autoridades locales y rusas han denunciado los ataques contra la central de Zaporiyia por parte de Kiev.

Infobrics (2022-08-30). Energy Sanctions on Russia Have Been a Boon for China and India. infobrics.org When the UK and the U.S. banned Russian oil imports, and the European Union approved sanctions that made it a lot harder to trade in Russian oil, media reports highlighted the argument that Russian could not possibly replace Europe with Asia as its biggest oil client…

Staff (2022-08-30). George H. W. Bush carrier strike group, anti-missile warships enter Mediterranean. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com U. S. European CommandAugust 25, 2022 George HW Bush Carrier Strike Group transits the Strait of Gibraltar USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), transited the Strait of Gibraltar and entered the Mediterranean Sea as part of a regularly scheduled deployment in the U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa (NAVEUR-NAVAF) area of operations, Aug. 25, 2022. The strike …

Infobrics (2022-08-30). Pentagon admits it can't track Ukraine-bound weapons. infobrics.org At least since April, US military officials have been expressing frustration that Ukraine-bound "lethal aid" shipments were entering a big "black hole" once they crossed the border.

Staff (2022-08-30). US claims Russia now in possession of Iranian drones. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 30 (MNA) — The US assesses Russia is now in possession of weapons-capable Iranian drones that they will likely deploy on the battlefield in Ukraine, said a senior US administration official.

WSWS (2022-08-30). Chancellor Scholz promotes militarisation of Europe under German leadership in Prague speech. wsws.org Germany is deliberately intensifying the war in Ukraine in order to weld Europe together under its hegemony and to upgrade it to a military world power. This was the central message contained in Scholz's speech at Charles University.

Staff (2022-08-30). Romania: U.S. B-52s placed under NATO command for first time, practice offensive strikes. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATOAllied Air CommandAugust 29, 2022 B-52s brought under NATO command for the first time during mission over Romania U.S. B-52s came under NATO command and control for the first time ever during a Bomber Task Force training mission over Romania working out offensive and defensive manoeuvres with Allied fighters. The Allied aircraft from Canada, Romania …

Staff (2022-08-30). Tunisia: NATO consolidates foothold in North Africa. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATOAllied Maritime CommandAugust 29, 2022 NATO Ships Visit Tunis Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group Two (SNMCMG2) conducted a port visit in Tunis, Aug. 22 to 24. SNMCMG2 received a warm welcome and enjoyed the hospitality of the Tunisian Navy for the duration of the visit, which included meetings with local authorities, training, and a reception. …

WSWS (2022-08-30). Ukraine announces beginning of offensive to retake Kherson. wsws.org None of the military efforts by Ukraine, which for years has ranked as the poorest country in Europe, would be possible without the arms and funding from NATO and, above all, the US.

Infobrics (2022-08-30). Washington recruiting Afghan pilots to fight in Ukraine. infobrics.org US continues its interventionist policy in the Ukrainian conflict, prolonging tensions and security crisis.

Staff (2022-08-30). Russia calls on US to return money stolen from Afghanistan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 30 (MNA) — Russian Permanent Representative to the UN Vasily Nebenzya called on the US to return the money stolen from the Afghan people.

Pepe Escobar (2022-08-30). Six Months Into Ukraine's Collapse, the World Has Changed Forever. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2022-08-30). US army to Deliver NASAMS to Ukraine. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 30 (MNA) — The US Army has awarded a $182 million contract to Raytheon Missiles & Defense to supply six National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems (NASAMS) to Ukraine.

____ (2022-08-30). One of the Commenters to My Latest Video… smoothiex12.blogspot.com simply left this list of Russia "losing" SMO)))List of: Lost UKRAINE Cities, Towns, Villages To RUSSIA 2016-01-01 – 2018-02-01 and 2022-02-24 – 2022-08-29 Avdiivka, (Andriivka) Arkhanhelske, Alchevsk (Alcevski) Azov, Antratsy, Almazna, Artemivsk, Antratsyt, Alupka, Armiansk, Alushta, Afanaslivka, Bakhmut (City), Bakhmutske (Town), Bilohirsk, Bakhchysarai, Brid, Barativka, Balakliia, Blahoda, Balka, Borova, Brazhkivka Bilyaivka, Berestove, Beryslav, Blahodatne, Bohorodychne, Berdiansk, Bilmak, Bétmanove, Barnika, Belivskii, Bohdanivka, Bessarabka, Bulavyne, Bulavynske, Berezivske, Burchak-Mykhailivka, Boschova…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-30). 'Bitter Street' in Lugansk: A Battle Line Drawn with Nazi Elements after 2014. libya360.wordpress.com John Parker From left: Alexey Albu of Borotba; John Parker of Socialist Unity Party; and Evgeniy Miroshnichenko, member of the Youth Parliament, State Duma of Russia. SLL photo From May 1 to May 12, I traveled to both Russia and the Lugansk People's Republic, an independent republic in the Donbass region, formerly part of eastern…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-30). Ukraine: Somewhere Between Afghanization and Syrianization. libya360.wordpress.com Pepe Escobar Ukraine is finished as a nation — neither side will rest in this war. The only question is whether it will be an Afghan or Syrian style finale. One year after the astounding US humiliation in Kabul — and on the verge of another serious comeuppance in Donbass — there is reason to believe…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-30). French Energy Firm Seek Deal to Increase Algerian Natural Gas Supply. libya360.wordpress.com Abayomi Azikiwe Algeria President Abdelmadjid Tebboune Holds Talks With French Counterpart Emmanuel Macron President Emmanuel Macron spends three days in the North African state in efforts to mend relations strained over colonial legacy Geostrategic Analysis Since the beginning of the Russian special military operation in neighboring Ukraine, the United States and the European Union (EU)…

_____ (2022-08-30). Game Of Nuclear Chicken In Zaporozhye. popularresistance.org The Zaporozhye (also spelt Zaporizhzhia) Nuclear Power Plant has become a focal point in the Ukraine war, as any major nuclear incident risks radioactivity release over a vast area. In such an accident, not only Ukraine but large parts of Europe could face radioactive contamination and much higher cancer rates and other diseases. Russia has claimed the Ukrainian side shelled the Zaporozhye plant in July and August and, on August 23, submitted photographic and other documentary evidence to the UN Security Council. Ukraine contends Russia has been shelling the plant even though it is under Russia's occupation. | Th…

Diegoramos718 (2022-08-30). Ukraine's Anti-Worker Law Comes Into Effect. scheerpost.com Workers on McDonald's Facade &#1 ; Odessa, Ukraine 2016. Adam Jones from Kelowna, BC, Canada, CC BY-SA 2.0 By ODR Team / On 17 August, Ukraine's president Volodymyr Zelenskyi ratified Law 5371, which removes rights for workers at small and medium-sized…

Infobrics (2022-08-30). Ukraine War "News Fatigue" consolidated as concern for winter grows. infobrics.org Cost-of-living and energy crisis replaces Ukraine War headlines.

____ (2022-08-30). Trying to solve crisis in Ukraine 'main aim of Moscow visit'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 30 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian on Tuesday said that trying to solve crisis in Ukraine is the main purpose of his visit to the Russian capital of Moscow.

WSWS (2022-08-30). Australia hosts major war games simulating aerial combat. wsws.org The US and its key allies are carrying out exercises preparing for a major air war, as Washington wages a proxy-conflict with Russia in Ukraine and ratchets up its confrontation with China in the Indo-Pacific.

Anand Naidoo (2022-08-30). The Heat: What impact have sanctions had on Russia's economy? america.cgtn.com Six months into the Ukraine conflict — what impact have Western sanctions had on Russia's economy?

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-30). Russia: A Strategic Challenge for NATO in the Arctic. libya360.wordpress.com NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Friday warned of the "strategic challenge" posed to the Atlantic Alliance by Russia's increased presence in the Arctic. Stoltenberg concluded a three-day visit to Canada at Cold Lake Air Base in northwestern Canada where North American Aerospace Defense Command (Norad) fighter jets tasked with patrolling the Arctic are based….

Global Research (2022-08-30). Recalculando la atención geoestratégica. globalizacion.ca El dron estadounidense General Atomics lanzó dos misiles R9-X al balcón de una casa en Kabul matando a Al-Zawahiri, el invisible líder de Al-Qaeda, quien había tomado las riendas tras el asesinato de Osama bin Laden. | El vehículo aéreo no…

TeleSUR-mcs- JL (2022-08-30). Gobierno paraguayo recibe 0.000 dosis de vacunas contra Covid. telesurtv.net Las autoridades sanitarias instaron a la población a acudir a los vacunatorios para recibir la dosis correspondiente.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-30). How France Underdevelops Africa. libya360.wordpress.com Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 30 2022 (IPS) — Most sub-Saharan African French colonies got formal independence in the 1960s. But their economies have progressed little, leaving most people in poverty, and generally worse off than in other post-colonial African economies. Decolonization? Pre-Second World War colonial monetary arrangements were consolidated into the Colonies…

Ahmed Adel (2022-08-30). Russia, Iran and Azerbaijan Deepen Cooperation to Bypass Western Sanctions. globalresearch.ca

Infobrics (2022-08-30). China's Chery in Talks to Produce Cars in Russian Plants. infobrics.org Chinese car manufacturer Chery is in talks with Russian manufacturers about producing cars in Russian plants, Russia's state-owned news agency TASS reported, citing Vladimir Shmakov, director of Chery's Russian branch…

Orinoco Tribune 2 (2022-08-30). The Global Fragility Act: Washington's New Tool for Controlling an Unruly Haiti. orinocotribune.com By Travis Ross &#1 ; Aug 24, 2022 | With Russia and China increasingly assertive and influential worldwide, Washington recently rolled out its gambit to maintain global hegemony and gather former colonies and neo-colonies under its wing: The U.S. government has

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-30). How Can Americans Tolerate U.S. Government's Crucifixion of Julian Assange? libya360.wordpress.com Eric Zuesse Julian Assange has long been in solitary-confinement imprisonment in Britain awaiting extradition to America on charges which could bring him 175 years in prison, but he has never been convicted of anything, and the U.S. Government has violated both the U.S. Constitution and U.S. laws by having thus imprisoned him for over a…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-30). US in Latin America: Interference, Extortion and Blackmail in Times of Global Reconfiguration. libya360.wordpress.com Jorge Elbaum The disordered and brutal intentionality of the United States to control the political, economic, communicational, military and cultural orientations of Latin America is linked to the loss of its relevance in the region. Last Thursday, the U.S. Ambassador to Argentina, Marc Stanley, arrogated to himself the right to give his opinion on the…

____ (2022-08-30). Sic Transit Gloria Americae. smoothiex12.blogspot.com For any observer nowadays it is enough to take a look at the front page of Oilprice.com, popular but definitely globalist in character, resource to make a conclusion that the game is nearing its end and something altogether unknown is ahead of us. Just take a look at these headlines from today, August 29, 2022. I underlined in…

_____ (2022-08-29). Ukraine And The Politics Of Permanent War. popularresistance.org No one, including the most bullish supporters of Ukraine, expect the nation's war with Russia to end soon. The fighting has been reduced to artillery duels across hundreds of miles of front lines and creeping advances and retreats. Ukraine, like Afghanistan, will bleed for a very long time. This is by design. | On August 24, the Biden administration announced yet another massive military aid package to Ukraine worth nearly $3 billion. It will take months, and in some cases years, for this military equipment to reach Ukraine. In another sign that Washington assumes the conflict will be a long war of attrition it w…

_____ (2022-08-29). The War in Ukraine is a Foretaste of Much Wider Changes. journal-neo.org When viewing the war in Ukraine one has the experience of reading the Western media and having to ask oneself, where do these people gather their information from? There is almost a complete detachment from the events on the ground and the way it is reported in the Western media. This is more readily apparent …

_____ (2022-08-29). DPRK Korea Is Faced With US 'Decapitation Drill'. popularresistance.org The western corporate media described the Democratic People's Republic of Korea's launch of two missiles Aug. 17 as threatening, aggressive and paranoid. What most media failed to report was the prior U.S. military exercises with Japan and South Korea off Hawai'i, in preparation for extensive war exercises off Korea, that provoked the DPRK's two warning shots. | An Aug. 19 article in the Daily Beast, an online news website, headlined a longer and upcoming military land, sea and air exercise this way: "U.S. to Enrage Kim Jong Un With Assassination Dry Run." The article then reads: | "For the first time in years, j…

_____ (2022-08-29). West's neoliberal 'age of abundance' is over, as war and sanctions boomerang home. popularresistance.org France's President Emmanuel Macron, a former banker, warned that "we are living the end of what could have seemed an era of abundance," calling it "a kind of major tipping point or a great upheaval." | Western wars and sanctions are boomeranging back at home. The neoliberal phase of capitalism is collapsing. | Neoliberalism has lost the key pillars it was built on: cheap energy and raw materials from Russia, cheap labor and consumer goods from China, an unsustainable bubble of household debt, low to zero interest rates, and Washington's ability to organize regime-change operations in any country where a governmen…

_____ (2022-08-29). West's Neoliberal 'Age Of Abundance' Is Over. popularresistance.org France's President Emmanuel Macron, a former banker, warned that "we are living the end of what could have seemed an era of abundance," calling it "a kind of major tipping point or a great upheaval." | Western wars and sanctions are boomeranging back at home. The neoliberal phase of capitalism is collapsing. | Neoliberalism has lost the key pillars it was built on: cheap energy and raw materials from Russia, cheap labor and consumer goods from China, an unsustainable bubble of household debt, low to zero interest rates, and Washington's ability to organize regime-change operations in any country where a governmen…

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