2022-08-10: News Headlines

Staff (2022-08-10). Russians begun training on Iranian drones, US claims. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 10 (MNA) — The US says Russian officials have begun training on drones in Iran over the last several weeks, the latest sign that Russia intends to purchase the systems as the war in Ukraine continues.

Staff (2022-08-10). Iran's achievements in Vienna irk media owned by West, Saudis. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 10 (MNA) — The concessions made to Iran during the Vienna talks have angered Western- and Saudi-owned Persian-language media outlets, says an advisor to the Iranian negotiating team.

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.

____ (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.

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.

Dana Sanchez (2022-08-09). Credit Card Debt Is Soaring In America, Is It A Red Flag For Recession? moguldom.com As Americans struggle to pay the rising cost of rent, food, and almost everything else, they're racking up credit card debt in record-high numbers. With inflation at a 40-year high, credit-card balances account for about $890 billion of Americans' $16 trillion in household debt, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The total …

John Steinbach (2022-08-09). Remembering One of Humanity's Worst Catastrophe's—Seventy Seven Years On. covertactionmagazine.com President Harry S. Truman's decision to drop atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki set the groundwork for an era of U.S. global hegemony and enriched corporations like General Electric, DuPont, Union Carbide, Bechtel and Westinghouse which made hundreds of billions of dollars developing generation after generation of "first-strike" nuclear weapons. U.S. leaders, intent on provoking …

_____ (2022-08-09). How Activism Labour Defies Capitalism. popularresistance.org It only takes one doom scroll through social media to see there is no shortage of injustice in the world. But there is also no shortage of people who have dedicated themselves to dismantle systems of violence and advance justice through activism. | With how deeply entrenched injustice is in our society, the work to dismantle injustice is a full-time job. Despite the hours put in, this job does not fit a capitalist and colonial view of labour. | El Jones, a prison abolitionist dedicated to fighting state violence, said that for Black people, there is a historical precedent that makes it easier for this work to go…

_____ (2022-08-09). Palestine Action Occupy And Destroy Israeli Weapons Transport Company. popularresistance.org Gaza has spent three days and nights mourning the dead. Circling the skies, raining fire down below, are the drones and fighter jets of Elbit Systems — Israel's largest arms company. Knowing that petitions, rallies and appeals to power will do nothing here in Britain, we've responded with direct action. We are currently occupying Elbit client "The Good Packing Company", who package, transport and export Israeli weapons battle tested on the Palestinian people. The four activists' rooftop occupation is ongoing, with extensive damage enacted and the activists set on staying as long as possible. | Activists hav…

Jamanetwork (2022-08-09). Prevalence of Cigarette Smoking Among US Adults With Major Depression or Substance Use Disorders—Reply. jamanetwork.com In Reply Our study highlighted that past-month prevalence of cigarette smoking, while declining, was much higher among adults with past-year MDE or SUD compared with adults without MDE or SUD during 2006-2019. In their Letter, Drs Goodwin and Davidson point to high past-month prevalence of cigarette smoking among people with drug use disorders and question the success among those with drug use disorders. However, because success can be defined as a continuous rather than categorical measure, decreases in past-month cigarette smoking among people with drug use disorders (as well as among people with MDE and/or ove…

Jamanetwork (2022-08-09). Prevalence of Cigarette Smoking Among US Adults With Major Depression or Substance Use Disorders. jamanetwork.com To the Editor A recent study showed declines in tobacco use from 2006 to 2019 among adults with and without past 12-month major depressive episode (MDE), substance use disorder (SUD), or co-occurring MDE and SUD. The authors stated that these findings "indicate the successes of public health tobacco control efforts in the general population as well as in those with depression, substance use disorders or both." However, this statement is inconsistent with prior studies, which have almost universally concluded that public health tobacco control has been a failure for those with mental health and substance use probl…

Deweylaura (2022-08-09). What's wrong with capitalism? The Supreme Court, for starters. cpusa.org Get out the trumpets. Roll out the drums. David Brooks has just announced that he was wrong about . . . capitalism! In an op-ed prompted by a New York Times "assignment" in which columnists were asked to write about what they were wrong about, Brooks said that he didn't see the "inequalities" being …

_____ (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.

_____ (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…

Ann Brown (2022-08-08). 'Magnum P.I.' Star Roger E. Mosley Passes Away at 83 After Car Crash. moguldom.com Actor Roger E. Mosley was probably best known for his role as "TC" on the long-running television show "Magnum, P.I." He died on Aug. 7 at the age of 83 due to injuries suffered in a car accident a week prior, according to his daughter. He was surrounded by family. Mosley appeared in the iconic …

_____ (2022-08-08). There Is More Media Talk About Using Nuclear Weapons Than Banning Them. popularresistance.org It's of critical importance—indeed, existential importance—to the world: the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. And a coalition of peace organizations in the United States is charging that media are acting like the treaty "does not exist." | The Nuclear Ban Treaty Collaborative is waging a campaign to encourage press coverage of the treaty, which, it argues, "provides the only pathway to a safe, secure future free of the nuclear threat" (Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance Newsletter, 6/22). | In the words of the UN, the treaty is "a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons…

_____ (2022-08-08). Venezuela: London Brazenly Steals Venezuelan Gold And Boeing 747. popularresistance.org The President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, accused the United Kingdom on Wednesday, August 3, of stealing in a "brazen and outrageous" way the Venezuelan gold deposited in London, where a court announced last week that it would continue to retain the precious metal from Venezuela's reserves. | In a conference with entrepreneurs at the Teresa Carreño facilities in Caracas, the head of state stated that for Venezuela it is an operation of "kidnapping and theft" of the 31 tons of gold, valued at approximately 1,600 million euros. | "Venezuela must know that it is an act of piracy and theft, and the whole world must…

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2022-08-09: News Headlines

____ (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.

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). 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.

John Steinbach (2022-08-09). Remembering One of Humanity's Worst Catastrophe's—Seventy Seven Years On. covertactionmagazine.com President Harry S. Truman's decision to drop atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki set the groundwork for an era of U.S. global hegemony and enriched corporations like General Electric, DuPont, Union Carbide, Bechtel and Westinghouse which made hundreds of billions of dollars developing generation after generation of "first-strike" nuclear weapons. U.S. leaders, intent on provoking …

Ali Abunimah (2022-08-09). US, Europe greenlight Israel's latest Gaza massacre. zcomm.org The reality is that it is Western weapons, money and political support that sustain and prolong Israel's settler-colonial persecution of the Palestinian people…

_____ (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.

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). 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…

Dana Sanchez (2022-08-08). America Created 522K Jobs In July Despite Inflation, Recession Fears But Black Unemployment Almost 100% Higher. moguldom.com The U.S. economy gained 528,000 jobs in July despite recession warning signs with overall unemployment dropping to a -year-plus low, but the Black workers were the only demographic group to see unemployment rise. The Black unemployment rate is almost 100 percent higher than white at 6 percent compared to 3.1 percent. Unemployment fell across the …

WSWS (2022-08-08). Machinists' union cancels strike of Boeing defense workers at last minute, rams through sellout deal. wsws.org Given the impact a strike would have had on Washington's war plans, it is almost certain that Biden intervened behind the scenes to prevent a strike.

Fight Back (2022-08-08). On Hiroshima anniversary, Minneapolis says no to nuclear war. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – Around 75 people rallied on August 6 to commemorate the deadly U.S. atomic bombings of Japan during World War II and to call for an end to U.S. wars and provocations that threaten nuclear war in the present. Activists lined busy Lake Street with signs and banners while chanting anti-war slogans and delivering speeches. | 77 years earlier, on August 6, 1945, the U.S. warplane Enola Gay detonated a nuclear bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Three days later, on August 9, U.S. forces detonated another nuclear bomb over Nagasaki. Comprising the only uses in history of nuclear weapons in an ar…

Situational Awareness (2022-08-08). People's Park: Berkeley City Council to Vote on "Tear Gas" Authorization Tonight. indybay.org A special meeting of the Berkeley City Council is scheduled for TONIGHT, Thursday August 4 @ 8: 15PM. The topic is to suspend the city's policy banning the use of chemical weapons. This proposed change of policy is in response to the People's Park protest. | Zoom link: us02web.zoom.us/j/89083608532

Ann Brown (2022-08-08). 'Magnum P.I.' Star Roger E. Mosley Passes Away at 83 After Car Crash. moguldom.com Actor Roger E. Mosley was probably best known for his role as "TC" on the long-running television show "Magnum, P.I." He died on Aug. 7 at the age of 83 due to injuries suffered in a car accident a week prior, according to his daughter. He was surrounded by family. Mosley appeared in the iconic …

_____ (2022-08-08). There Is More Media Talk About Using Nuclear Weapons Than Banning Them. popularresistance.org It's of critical importance—indeed, existential importance—to the world: the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. And a coalition of peace organizations in the United States is charging that media are acting like the treaty "does not exist." | The Nuclear Ban Treaty Collaborative is waging a campaign to encourage press coverage of the treaty, which, it argues, "provides the only pathway to a safe, secure future free of the nuclear threat" (Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance Newsletter, 6/22). | In the words of the UN, the treaty is "a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons…

Anonymous103 (2022-08-08). Pelosi Is A Beijing-Run Asset Who Enabled China's Naval Siege Of Taiwan. southfront.org Written by Yoichi Shimatsu | One of the questions related to Nancy Pelosi's long drawn-out flight from Anderson air base to Taipei's Taoyuan Airport is why didn't the People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLARF) dispatch its Sukhoi-30 or its top-of-line J-series fighter-jets to intercept her USA flight SPAR19 on a Boeing C-40C for a forced landing on Hainan Island, similar to the capture of a USN Aries surveillance plane on April Fools Day 2001? Or even easier, fire a DF antiaircraft missile fr…

_____ (2022-08-08). Venezuela: London Brazenly Steals Venezuelan Gold And Boeing 747. popularresistance.org The President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, accused the United Kingdom on Wednesday, August 3, of stealing in a "brazen and outrageous" way the Venezuelan gold deposited in London, where a court announced last week that it would continue to retain the precious metal from Venezuela's reserves. | In a conference with entrepreneurs at the Teresa Carreño facilities in Caracas, the head of state stated that for Venezuela it is an operation of "kidnapping and theft" of the 31 tons of gold, valued at approximately 1,600 million euros. | "Venezuela must know that it is an act of piracy and theft, and the whole world must…

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…

Fight Back (2022-08-07). Red Theory: Marxism and the Law of Value. fightbacknews.org In our previous article we looked at what a commodity is and examined use-value and exchange-value. This discussion of value is a cornerstone of Marx's critique of political economy. The value of any commodity is equal to the socially necessary labor time required to produce that commodity. This is the Law of Value, and it is essential to understand if we are to really grasp what is revolutionary about Marx's critique of capitalism. | In Capital, Marx writes, "That which determines the magnitude of the value of any article is … the labor-time socially necessary for its production. Each individual commodity, in…

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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