2023-09-05: News Headlines

Editor (2023-09-05). Sen. Tammy Duckworth Lets Americans Drown and Burn Unless Ukraine Gets More Money, Plus: Leading Establishment Critic Jeffrey Sachs on Ukraine, Taiwan, BRICS, and more. scheerpost.com

Pepe Escobar, The Cradle. (2023-09-05). No Respite For France As A 'New Africa' Rises. popularresistance.org By adding two new African member-states to its roster, last week's summit in Johannesburg heralding the expanded BRICS 11 showed once again that Eurasian integration is inextricably linked to the integration of Afro-Eurasia. | Belarus is now proposing to hold a joint summit between BRICS 11, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), and the Eurasia Economic Union (EAEU). President Aleksandr Lukashenko's vision for the convergence of these multilateral organizations may, in due time, lead to the Mother of All Multipolarity Summits. | But Afro-Eurasia is a much more complicated proposition.

ecns.cn (2023-09-05). S. Koreans condemn Japan's nuclear-contaminated wastewater discharge. ecns.cn Thousands of South Koreans, including politicians and more than 90 civic groups, continued a weekend rally in central Seoul on Saturday to protest against Japan's dumping of nuclear-contaminated wastewater into the ocean and call for government action on Fukushima wastewater. "ÄÄ…

ecns.cn (2023-09-05). Japan urged to draw lessons from Kanto Massacre. ecns.cn Descendants of Chinese workers who were murdered in Japan after the Great Kanto Earthquake in 1923 because of baseless, discriminatory rumors held memorial services in Tokyo on Saturday for their ancestors to remember the tragedy 100 years ago.

Ramzy Baroud, Romana Rubeo (2023-09-05). When the Torturer is the 'Savior'. counterpunch.org At the zenith of the mass protests in Egypt on January 25, 2011, Twitter, Facebook and other Western-based social media platforms appeared to be the most essential tools for the Egyptian Revolution. Though some observers later contested the use of the terms 'Twitter Revolution' or 'Social Media Revolution', one cannot deny the centrality of these

Federico Fuentes, Kimitoshi Morihara (2023-09-05). Japanese Communists reject growing militarism, propose framework for peace in East Asia. greenleft.org.au Green Left's Federico Fuentes interviewed Japanese Communist Party (JCP) International Commission vice chair Kimitoshi Morihara regarding the peace and security initiatives the party is promoting to help counter growing militarisation in the Indo-Pacific region.

greenleft.org.au (2023-09-05). Protests continue against Japan's dumping of radioactive water. greenleft.org.au

ecns.cn (2023-09-05). Torch for Hangzhou Asian Games makes debut. ecns.cn More than 2,000 Asian Games torches were sent to 11 cities in Zhejiang province. The torch takes its design cues from a jade cong and is inspired by Liangzhu Culture.

ecns.cn (2023-09-05). Chinese, Myanmar police raid 11 dens, arrest 269 in telecom fraud crackdown. ecns.cn Chinese police Sunday launched joint operations with their counterparts from Myanmar to bust 11 telecom fraud dens in northern Myanmar and apprehend 269 suspects.

Amanda Yee (2023-09-05). The Korean War Continues With Biden's Renewal of Travel Ban to North Korea. counterpunch.org On August 22, the U.S. State Department renewed its ban on the use of U.S. passports for travel to North Korea. This travel ban prohibits as many as 100,000 Korean Americans living in the United States from visiting their relatives in North Korea. The ban was first set in place by the Trump administration in 2017, and—in spite of Korean American activists' repeated calls to lift the draconian ban—has been renewed annually since.

Fight Back (2023-09-05). Philippines: Marcos is daydreaming that he can defeat the New People's Army. fightbacknews.org Fight Back New Service is circulating the following statement from the Communist Party of the Philippines. | Officials of the Marcos regime are daydreaming when they make declarations of attaining "strategic victory" and defeating the New People's Army (NPA). These wishful declarations are not new. They have been issuing exactly the same statements for three decades now and have repeatedly been proven wrong by facts. | General Año's pronouncement yesterday of "ending the local communist armed conflict" within the term of the Marcos government rings hollow, especially after an NPA unit carried out a successful aga…

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