2023-03-17: News Headlines

Editor (2023-03-17). Sen. Graham Calls for US to Start Shooting Down Russian Planes. scheerpost.com By Dave DeCamp / Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) Graham told Fox News host Sean Hannity that the US should tell Russia if "you ever get near another US asset flying in international waters, your airplane will be shot down." | "What would Ronald Reagan do…

WSWS (2023-03-17). Clashes erupt across France as Macron imposes pension cuts without parliamentary vote. wsws.org An objectively revolutionary situation is emerging across Europe, as the class struggle erupts amid a bloody NATO-Russia war in Ukraine.

WSWS (2023-03-17). 100,000 Ukrainian soldiers killed in war with Russia. wsws.org The US and NATO powers are determined to fight to the last Ukrainian, as reports emerge of devastating losses in the course of one year of the war.

WSWS (2023-03-17). Zelensky government steps up persecution of Russian-affiliated Orthodox Church amid mounting military losses. wsws.org The move against the Russian-affiliated church is a clear attempt to ramp up religious and ethnic conflicts in the war-torn country, as the death toll from the conflict is reaching staggering levels.

_____ (2023-03-17). Russian gas hub in Turkey, a profitable reality. journal-neo.org Given the high dependence of today's energy-intensive economy on gas supplies, it can be argued that any proposals to optimize the transit and sale of the blue fuel are of high interest in world markets. Before the aggravation of Russian-Ukrainian relations, the European Union was the main buyer of Russian gas, with export volumes reaching […] | –°–æ–æ–±—â–µ–Ω–∏–µ

Eric Zuesse (2023-03-17). How and Why Obama Downed the MH17 Passenger Plane on 17 July 2014. dissidentvoice.org Before the MH17 passenger plane was shot down over the civil-war zone in Ukraine on 17 July 2014, U.S. President Barack Obama needed to persuade 9 EU countries that were opposed to adding more sanctions against Russia — needed to force them to approve adding those sanctions. He needed to supply them with 'evidence' that …

infobrics (2023-03-17). Trump warns US-Russia nuclear war "absolutely" a risk under Biden. infobrics.org The former president says it's "very unfair" for the US to foot the bill for Ukraine and not Europe.

_____ (2023-03-17). 'New' Bipartisan Consensus in the US Against China Aims Total War. journal-neo.org There are very few issues in the US politics, both domestic and foreign, that can draw the Republicans and the Democrats into a bi-partisan consensus. Russia has been one of them in the wake of the ongoing military conflict in Ukraine. More recently, China has also made it to the list of issues. This is […] | –°–æ–æ–±—â–µ–Ω–∏–µ

Staff (2023-03-17). Headlines for March 17, 2023. democracynow.org Yellen Declares, "Our Banking System Is Sound," as Wall Street Props Up First Republic Bank, Iran Agrees to Stop Arming Yemen's Houthis in Pact with Saudi Arabia, Poland and Slovakia Will Send Fighter Jets to Ukraine, U.N. Inquiry on Ukraine Finds Wide Evidence of Russian War Crimes, China Urges Diplomatic End to War in Ukraine as Xi Jinping Plans Trip to Kremlin, Biden Approves Sale of 220 Tomahawk Cruise Missiles to Australia , White House Threatens to Ban TikTok Unless Chinese Owners Sell Stakes, Israeli Forces Kill 4 More Palestinians in Jenin Ahead of Security Talks in Egypt, Macron Pushes…

WSWS (2023-03-17). Biden green-lights bipartisan attack on Washington DC criminal code revision. wsws.org In an attempt to appear "tough on crime" and bolster flagging Republican support for the ongoing war in Ukraine against Russia, President Biden said he would sign the Republican resolution over the objections of the Democratic Party-dominated D.C. City Council.

Jan Oberg (2023-03-17). It's Your Human Right to Access Russian News and Analysis Sites in English if You Want. dissidentvoice.org Collage © Jan Oberg 2023 The human right to freely seek information is laid down in the American Convention on Human Rights from 1968. Article 13 states that "Everyone has the right to freedom of thought and expression. This right includes freedom to seek, receive, and impart information and ideas of all kinds." The Universal …

____ (2023-03-17). Chinese president to pay state visit to Russia. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping will pay a state visit to Russia from March 20 to 22 at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying announced on Friday.

infobrics (2023-03-17). Russia Set to Operate More Passenger Flights to India. infobrics.org Currently, Aeroflot is operating seven weekly flights to India while no Indian airline is flying to Russia…

Staff (2023-03-17). 70th anniversary: NATO trains U.S. high school students for "really cool" war with Russia in Arctic. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATOAllied Command TransformationMarch 17, 2023 Ambassadors, Global Diplomacy, and NATO — High School Students from Around the Hampton Roads Lead the Way NORFOLK, VA. — On March 15th 2023, NATO's Allied Command Transformation kicked off the Model NATO Challenge, bringing together students, military officials, and diplomats to participate in a strategic problem-solving challenge. Student Diplomats …

Jacob Andrewathwa (2023-03-17). Build the movement to oppose AUKUS nuclear submarines. greenleft.org.au We need a foreign policy that is based on justice and peace, not more militarism to prepare the country for a new cold war against China, argues Jacob Andrewartha.

Labor Video Project (2023-03-17). After 3 Years Namibian Miners Fight Continues Against Chinese National Nuclear Corp Firing. indybay.org Three years ago, the leadership of the Namibia Rossing mine workers union were fired by the new owner the state owned Chinese National Nuclear Corporation CNNC. The company through corruption and collusion with the SWAPO government has stalled the arbitrations and stalled the labor process to keep the workers unemployed. There will be a hearing on March 28th and actions will take place at the San Francisco Chinese Consulate and other consulates and embassies around the world in solidarity with the miners.

Melanie Barnes (2023-03-17). Port Kembla rejects nuclear submarine base. greenleft.org.au Three weeks before the AUKUS nuclear submarine deal was announced, the Port Authority of NSW unveiled a new plan to build a large renewable energy hub at Port Kembla. Melanie Barnes reports the choice is clear: wind or nuclear.

Editor (2023-03-17). Former US NatSec Advisor: Destroy Taiwan Semiconductor Factories if China Invades. scheerpost.com Rather than see Taiwan's semiconductor factories fall into the hands of the Communist Party of China, the US and its allies would simply pull a Nordstream.

_____ (2023-03-17). Bashar al-Assad's visit to Moscow and the changing face of the Middle East. journal-neo.org

Staff (2023-03-17). øEn qué consiste el Aukus?: El pacto con el que EEUU, Reino Unido y Australia planean "hacerle frente" a China. cubadebate.cu Estados Unidos, Reino Unido y Australia planean contrarrestar la influencia de China con la creación de una nueva flota de submarinos de propulsión nuclear. El pacto estratégico, anunciado en septiembre de 2021 y bautizado como Aukus pretende "defender los intereses compartidos" de las tres potencias anglosajonas en el Indopacífico.

teleSUR, lvm, YSM (2023-03-17). Presidente Putin: comercio exterior de Rusia creció un 8,1 % en 2022. telesurtv.net Al analizar la caída máxima del PIB de Rusia el año pasado, Vladimir Putin mencionó un registro de 4,7 por ciento.

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