Daily Archives: 2023-03-18

2023-03-18: News Headlines

ecns.cn (2023-03-18). HKSAR, Macao SAR chief executives support formation of Hong Kong and Macao work office of CPC Central Committee. ecns.cn Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) John Lee and Chief Executive of the Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) Ho Iat Seng on Thursday expressed firm support for the formation of the Hong Kong and Macao work office of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee.

Alexander Rubinstein, The Grayzone. (2023-03-17). US: Destroy Taiwan Semiconductor Factories If China Invades. popularresistance.org Former White House National Security Advisor Robert C. O'Brien has hinted at a sinister US contingency plan in the event of a Chinese invasion of Taiwan. 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. | "The United States and its allies are never going to let those factories fall into Chinese hands," O'Brien told Semafor, a news outlet that has been funded by jailed Democratic financier Sam Bankman-Fried and his brother. O'Brien went on to compare the destruction of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Compa…

ecns.cn (2023-03-17). Decision to set up new HK, Macao work office receives wide support. ecns.cn Central government departments and the Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions expressed firm support for a decision to establish a new Hong Kong and Macao work office under the Communist Party of China Central Committee.

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.

WSWS (2023-03-18). Chicago mayoral forums mark Democratic Party's sharp shift to the right. wsws.org At three recent forums, candidates Vallas and Johnson agreed on opening up the city's infrastructure and working class youth to exploitation by corporate interests but differ primarily on how to contain growing social discontent.

Brittani Banks (2023-03-17). Michigan Opens the Door to Restoring Union Power. independentmediainstitute.org Michigan is expected very soon to reverse its so-called "right-to-work" (RTW) law. The repeal, led by Democrats and passing along strictly partisan lines, is a concrete outcome of the liberal party winning a narrow majority of seats in the state's House and Senate last November and Democratic governor Gretchen Whitmer winning reelection. Democrats managed to …

Susan Price (2023-03-17). Turkey: Erdoğan attempts to ban pro-Kurdish party ahead of snap poll. greenleft.org.au Turkey will go to election on May 14, after President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan called a snap poll, reports Susan Price, and the pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP) will likely be forced to participate in the election under a different party name, due to a politically-motivated trial against it.

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.

WSWS (2023-03-17). Australian SEP candidate blocked from speaking to flood victims. wsws.org A Socialist Equality Party election candidate was prevented from holding discussions with flood victims in a government "pods" accommodation village, a clear violation of basic democratic rights, both of the SEP and the residents themselves.

Rick Rozoff (2023-03-18). Once slandered by Western-backed fascists, Georgian oppostion leader goes over to Global War Party. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com The MessengerMarch 27 2023 Irakli Kobakhidze Calls President Salome Zourabichvili's Recent Statements 'Incomprehensible' Georgian Dream Chairman Irakli Kobakhidze criticized President Salome Zourabichvili's recent statements and called it 'incomprehensible'. Kobakhidze named three factors that led to the support of the Georgian Dream for Zourabichvili's candidacy in the presidential elections. "One of the main criteria was that …

John Mullen (2023-03-18). Authoritarian Macron on the back foot: Could France explode? greenleft.org.au Having spent the past few days begging MPs from the traditional right-wing Republican Party to abstain rather than vote against his pensions bill, French President Emmanuel Macron decided at the last moment to impose the bill by decree, reports John Mullen.

ecns.cn (2023-03-17). Reform plan to boost efficiency, mitigate risks. ecns.cn China has released a plan on reforming Party and State institutions, a move that will help improve national governance efficiency and tackle risks and challenges in order to promote high-quality development.

Sam Rosenthal (2023-03-17). In Chicago and Denver, Progressives Face New Challenges — and Opportunities. truthout.org For most of the media establishment, the year may as well already be 2024. Intrigue among the Republican Party's emerging field of presidential contenders, and ongoing mixed signals from the Joe Biden camp about his intentions next year dominate political coverage. But, while this may be an "off" year for national politics, 2023 is rife with electoral opportunities for progressive candidates… |

Luis Feliz Leon (2023-03-17). Reform Candidate Wins United Auto Workers Presidency in Stunning Upset. truthout.org The machine will churn no more. Nearly 80 years of top-down one-party rule in the United Auto Workers are coming to an end. Reformer Shawn Fain is set to be the winner in the runoff for the UAW presidency. As of Thursday night, Fain had a 505-vote edge, 69,386 to 68,881, over incumbent Ray Curry of the Administration Caucus. Curry was appointed by the union's executive board in 2021. |

Peoples Dispatch (2023-03-17). Working class slams the 'anti-worker' budget in the UK. peoplesdispatch.org Trade unions, left parties, and civil society organizations in the UK have denounced the Spring Budget 2023, delivered by Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt on Wednesday, March 15. The Chancellor and the Tory party have claimed that the Budget sets forth a growth plan for the country that will help avoid recession and halve the soaring inflation this year. However, trade unions have condemned that it fails to tackle the ongoing public sector pay disputes and neglects the overwhelming demand for an increase in wages at par with inflation. | It has been further criticized on the grounds that it calls for an in…

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