Daily Archives: December 8, 2020

2020-12-08: News Headlines

Sara Flounders (2020-12-09). China's global vaccines — a game changer. workers.org In the U.S., with less than 5% of the world's people, there is little concern for the fate of the globe's other 95% who are facing the pandemic. When, how and under what conditions a vaccine will be distributed in the U.S. is the overwhelming U.S. concern. Rates of COVID-19 . . . |

AFP (2020-12-08). China Overtakes the US to Become EU's Biggest Trade Partner as Beijing's Economy Continues to Boom Post-COVID while the Rest of the World Slides into the Red. asia-pacificresearch.com

Media Lens (2020-12-08). Stuck in a Lift with John Pilger: News and How to Use It by Alan Rusbridger. dissidentvoice.org Noticing the way journalists seemed unable to resist commenting on our work, even if it was just to slag us off, Glenn Greenwald tweeted us in 2012: 'You are really deeper in the heads of the British establishment-serving commentariat than anyone else — congrats.' ((Greenwald, Twitter, 12 September 2012.)) If that was true then, our relationship …

Joshua Hanks (2020-12-08). China replacing U.S. as world's leading scientific power. workers.org The first day of December saw two major scientific events: the Arecibo observatory in Puerto Rico collapsed, and China's Chang'e 5 spacecraft landed on the moon. These two events are the latest developments in the ongoing conflict between the U.S. and China — a new Cold War being fought on . . . |

Ralph Nader (2020-12-08). Action for Change Starts in Congress. counterpunch.org We know their names! We've given immense power to Five Hundred and Thirty-Five People to do good or bad. One Hundred Senators and Four Hundred and Thirty-Five Representatives. Unfortunately, some 1500 corporations control most Members of Congress. Think about all the dreams for a better world that could come to be realized if our elected officials

Eds. (2020-12-08). Pentagon to Biden: Latin America a major battlefield in war with China. mronline.org The head of SOUTHCOM, Admiral Craig Faller, told Pentagon reporters Wednesday that U.S. imperialism's "competitive edge [in the region]…is eroding, particularly when it comes to the Chinese influence."

Peoples Dispatch (2020-12-08). US companies sold more than 60% of all arms in the international market in 2019. peoplesdispatch.org US sanctions against Russia and China have helped maintain its hegemony in the global arms trade with 12 of its companies featuring in the world's top 25 arms producing and military service providers…

Eds. (2020-12-08). Think tankers against China: The Australian Strategic Policy Institute. mronline.org Security think tanks are the leeches of industry. Attached to their appropriate field, they compile analysis that is supposedly masterful, insightful and even useful.

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2020-12-08). Relations Between Colombia and China Are on the Rise. globalresearch.ca China is about to accomplish a historic act in Colombia. In 1942, when Bogotá had 380,000 inhabitants, a project was launched to build the urban metro. After more than 75 years and with 8 million people, the work finally seems …

Pip Hinman (2020-12-08). US imperialist alliance cause of trade war with China. greenleft.org.au China's restrictions on a range of Australian goods has come about because of Australia's double standard on human rights and its alliance with the United States, argues Chris Slee.

Mike Raccoon Eyes Kinney (2020-12-08). TIBETAN DELEK CHILDREN'S FOUNDATION. indybay.org Non Profit helps Tibetan children with health care & education…

David Edwards (2020-12-07). Stuck In A Lift With John Pilger — 'News And How To Use It' by Alan Rusbridger. zcomm.org Pilger tells the unfiltered, uncompromised truth about the foundations of power. His focus is on speaking up for the victims of power, not on serving power…

Danny Haiphong (2020-12-07). "Awkwafina is Nora from Queens" demonstrates the depths of New Cold War propaganda against China. mronline.org In the season finale, the liberal mask comes off and the program morphs into a screed for the U.S.'s New Cold War on China.

Binoy Kampmark (2020-12-07). Think Tankers Against China: The Australian Strategic Policy Institute. dissidentvoice.org Security think tanks are the leeches of industry. Attached to their appropriate field, they compile analysis that is supposedly masterful, insightful and even useful. Reports can recommend courses of action, from a troop surge in a failing war, to an increase of defence spending in bolstering cyber capabilities. Bunkered in these institutes, the think tanker …

Mehr News Agency (2020-12-07). 1st online platform to accept Chinese crypto launched. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 07 (MNA) — China hands out $3 million of digital yuan as JD.com becomes the first online platform to accept it.

Mehr News Agency (2020-12-07). US imposes sanctions on 14 Chinese officials over Hong Kong. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 07 (MNA) — The US Department of the Treasury has imposed sanctions on 14 Chinese officials over Hong Kong's developments on Monday.

WSWS (2020-12-07). Chinese defence minister visits Nepal to boost political and military ties. wsws.org The landlocked and poverty-stricken Himalayan country has become another focal point in the dangerous geo-political rivalry between India and the US on one side, and China on the other.

Mehr News Agency (2020-12-07). China calls on US to return to JCPOA, lift sanctions on Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 07 (MNA) — Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson called on the United States to return to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) as soon as possible and without preconditions.