Daily Archives: March 8, 2023

2023-03-08: News Headlines

____ (2023-03-08). Biological lab funded by U.S. sparks alarm. ecns.cn A controversial biological laboratory in Kazakhstan has caused concerns among local residents. The laboratory used to be controlled by the Soviet Union, but now it is funded and built by the U.S.

WSWS (2023-03-08). Top US military officials visit Middle East to ratchet up conflicts with Iran and Russia. wsws.org Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin's visit to Iraq on the eve of the 20th anniversary of the 2003 US invasion amounted to a return to the scene of a world-historic crime.

Simone Chun, Truthout. (2023-03-08). Us Is Maintaining Tensions With North Korea To Draw In Allies Against China. popularresistance.org The U.S. military encirclement of China threatens to escalate into an Asia-Pacific war, with the Korean Peninsula at the focal point of this dangerous path. Garrisoned with nearly 30,000 combat-ready U.S. forces manning the astonishing 73 U.S. military bases dotting its tiny landmass, South Korea is the most critical frontline component of U.S. military escalation in northeast Asia. | Since the Obama administration's 2012 "pivot to Asia," Washington has intensified tensions with Beijing, doubling down on a "full-scale multi-pronged new Cold War" through the Indo-Pacific Strategy pursued by both the Trump and Bide…

M von der Schulenberg, Sabine Schiffer (2023-03-08). UN Charter: Negotiations!, Good wars, bad wars? & Proxies. indybay.org The seriousness of the escalating conflict over NATO's expansion to Russia's borders, which has now led to war, has been clear to all involved since at least 1994. Russia has repeatedly warned that admitting Ukraine and Georgia to NATO would violate its elementary security interests and cross a red line.

_____ (2023-03-08). What did the new US Ambassador, Manuel Micaller, Jr., bring to Tajikistan? journal-neo.org While Tajikistan, one of the five Central Asian (CA) states, is not a significant trade and investment partner for the US due to the size of its economy and its geographical isolation, it remains nonetheless a unique and crucial springboard for Washington to counter Russia and China. American interest in Tajikistan stems primarily from the …

G. Dunkel (2023-03-08). From Vilnius to Kinshasa, Macron tries to puff up French imperialism. workers.org Lithuania, a new member of NATO on the Baltic Sea, doesn't have the air force its regime claims it needs. So the French government has sent a squadron of its armed forces' most advanced fighter planes to allegedly respond to Russian probes of NATO's air defenses, without any public limits . . . |

WSWS (2023-03-08). 300,000 federal workers confront Canada's union-backed Liberal government in struggle for real-terms pay increases. wsws.org Throughout the lengthy negotiations, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Liberal government have maintained a hardline stance. They are determined to make the workers pay for the cost of the war with Russia and the massive bailout given to the financial elite at the onset of the pandemic.

____ (2023-03-08). Japan told not to dump nuclear-contaminated water. ecns.cn China on Monday urged Japan again not to arbitrarily start discharging nuclear-contaminated water from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station into the Pacific Ocean.

Labor Video Project (2023-03-08). The Fukushima Catastrophe Continues 12 Years After The Meltdowns. indybay.org March 11 is the 12th anniversary of the Fukushima earthquake and meltdown of three reactors. The disaster continues and the melted nuclear rods still remain in the broken reactors and have to be cooled by water which then becomes radiated. Two activists talk about the present situation after 12 years.

teleSUR, JCM (2023-03-08). Crecen tensiones entre Estados Unidos y Corea del Norte. telesurtv.net Washington, en las maniobras militares del lunes junto al ejército surcoreano utilizó un bombardero estratégico B-52H con capacidad para portar armas nucleares.

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