2024-03-23: News Headlines

Frances Madeson (2024-03-23). Washington University Students Vote to Divest From Boeing Amid Gaza Genocide. truthout.org At a nearly four-hour meeting on March 19, the student government at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, took formal action to address the human rights emergency in Gaza. More than 50 students spoke to the issue, and the resulting resolution that passed demanded the university demilitarize and democratize, materially and culturally. By a vote of 15 "yeas," five "nays" and one abstention… |

| Anadolu Agency | (2024-03-23). US destroys Houthi targets in Yemen after missile attack in Red Sea. tribune.com.pk US Central Command (CENTCOM) said Saturday that American forces destroyed Houthi targets in Yemen. | "On March 22, between approximately 4: 22 a.m. and 11: 10 p.m. (Sanaa time), United States Central Command (CENTCOM) forces successfully engaged and destroyed four unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) in Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen in self-defence," CENTCOM wrote on X. | March 22 Red Sea Update | On March 22, between approximately 4: 22 a.m. and 11: 10 p.m. (Sanaa time), United States Central Command (CENTCOM) forces successfully engaged and destroyed four unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) in Houthi-controlled areas of…

Brian Berletic (2024-03-23). US Policymakers Regularly Consider Using Terrorism vs US Enemies. thealtworld.com In 2009 Brookings' "Which Path to Persia" paper had a whole chapter discussing the use of MEK terrorists against Iran (pic 1&2); FP Magazine among many others during the height of the US proxy war in Syria attempted to whitewash/use (archive.ph/1nfJO) Al Qaeda to overthrow the government in Damascus (pic3); The US used terrorist orgs to overthrow the Libyan government in 2011; US has used terrorism so often it should be the first suspect when attacks like in Moscow take place, regardless of the proxy used, including Ukraine;…

Caitlin Johnstone (2024-03-23). Just Seeing Through The Propaganda Isn't Enough — We've Got To Open Our Hearts As Well. thealtworld.com Listen to a reading of this article (reading by Tim Foley): | Humanity doesn't just need to escape from the mental prison of imperial indoctrination. It needs to escape from the heart prison as well. | I'm always talking here about the need to fight empire propaganda to help the public awaken to the fact that everything we've been trained to believe about the world is a lie, because that insight taking root in sufficient numbers would be the first step toward the revolutionary changes our world so desperately needs. | But large numbers of people opening their eyes to the reality of mass-scale psychological man…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2024-03-23). New Alliances and Military Strength Surge Amid Yemen's Unwavering Support for Gaza. libya360.wordpress.com Ahmed Abdulkhareem In his traditional Tuhamian clothing, Ali, a Yemeni fisherman from the coastal city of Hodeidah, stands in a gathering of thousands of Yemenis and chants, "With you, with you, O Al-Qassam Brigades… until victory or martyrdom." Ali told MintPress News that with the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan, he feels the…

unitedEditor (2024-03-23). Turkish — Iraqi agreement "to counterbalance Iran" unitedworldint.com Interview by Yunus Soner On March 14, a very high-level Turkish government delegation visited Bagdad, the capital of Iraq. Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan, Defense Minister Ya≈üar Gàºler and ƒ∞brahim Kalƒ±n, the Chef of National Intelligence met with their Iraqi counterparts. The visit resulted in a joint declaration. In the text, the Iraqi side — for …

Binoy Kampmark (2024-03-23). Julian Assange and the Plea Nibble. dissidentvoice.org Be wary of what Washington offers in negotiations at the best of times. The empire gives and takes when it can; the hegemon proffers and in equal measure withdraws offers it deems fit. This is all well known to the legal team of WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange, who, the Wall Street Journal "exclusively" reveals, is …

Diana O'Dwyer (2024-03-23). Reflecting on the Rejected Referendums in Ireland. internationalviewpoint.org "The far right and conservative Catholics claimed credit for the outcome but so have progressive disability rights and carers' activists. So who is right? Was this a victory for reactionary or progressive ideas, or is the truth more complicated? " | – | / |

| Our Correspondent | (2024-03-23). Pakistan to get $107m SFD loan for two hydro projects. tribune.com.pk The Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) has signed two loan agreements to the tune of $107 million with Pakistan for hydropower projects in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK). | A visiting SFD delegation called on Economic Affairs Minister Ahad Khan Cheema in Islamabad. | Later, Economic Affairs Division Secretary Dr Kazim Niaz and SFD CEO Sultan Bin Abdul Rehman Al-Marshad signed the loan pacts worth $66 million for the 48 MW Shounter Hydropower Project and $41 million for the 22 MW Jagran IV Hydropower Project. | According to a news statement issued by the Economic Affairs Division, these endeavours are aimed at harn…

Brett Wilkins (2024-03-23). Modi Government Cracks Down on Opposition Before Indian Election. truthout.org As India's right-wing government cracks down on opposition ahead of next month's general elections, Amnesty International on Friday urged authorities to "stop weaponizing the criminal justice system to intimidate and harass" political candidates, activists, and others. Protests broke out in the capital New Delhi and other Indian cities after police on Thursday arrested Delhi Chief Minister Arvind… |

Phil Pasquini (2024-03-23). Environmental Activists Call to "UnFrack FERC" indybay.org The issues of global warming, LNG, climate change, environmental justice, fracking, natural gas, Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC (MVP) and eminent domain all coalesced yesterday at a press conference outside the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) headquarters prior to the commission's monthly meeting.

Ana Perdigón (2024-03-23). US Congress' Foreign Affairs Committee Approves Resolution to Intensify Sanctions Against Venezuela. orinocotribune.com The Foreign Affairs Committee of the US Congress approved a resolution to intensify unilateral coercive measures against Venezuela. | As part of a Democrat-Republican bipartisan agreement, the House Foreign Affairs Committee approved a resolution that would cancel the few sanctions relief allowed in the General License 44 of the US Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). | El Comité de Exteriores de la Cámara de Representantes de EEUU aprueba la resolución para reimponer las sanciones al régimen…

palestinechronicle.com (2024-03-23). Amid Israeli Genocide – Gaza's Faith Unbroken (PHOTOS & VIDEO) Faith is a central component in the lives of Palestinians. Gaza, now undergoing an Israeli genocide, is in greater need of its faith than ever before.

inthesetimes.com (2024-03-23). Defunding UNRWA Was Never About HamasThe refugee agency is a reminder that Palestinian refugees exist and have inalienable political rights—a truth the Israeli government finds deeply inconvenient.

sfgate.com (2024-03-23). The UN Security Council is set to vote on a resolution demanding a Ramadan cease-fire The U.N. Security Council is set to vote on a NEW resolution demanding a humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The resolution, put forward by the 10 elected council members, is backed by Russia and China, who vetoed a U.S.-sponsored resolution Friday. The council is expected to vote on the resolution Monday morning.

truthout.org (2024-03-23). US Has Redefined "Human Shields" to Enable Israel's Slaughter of Gaza Civilians President Biden and members of Congress have cynically reinterpreted "human shields" to flout international law.

palestinechronicle.com (2024-03-23). 'She Never Returned Home' – Palestinians Children Remember Their Mothers, Killed in Israeli Airstrikes In fact, for many children, there will be no mothers to celebrate anymore as well over 9,000 Palestinian women have been killed since the beginning of the war. Moreover, the Palestinian Red Crescent Society said in a statement on X on Thursday that the Israeli war on Gaza has been killing an average of 37 mothers daily since October 7.

Israel-Gaza War Update: Latest Figures and Statistics

Posted by Richard Medhurst.

yenisafak (2024-03-23). Venezuela'da devlet ba≈ükanlƒ±ƒüƒ± seàßimleri: Muhalif Machado adaylƒ±ktan àßekildi. yenisafak.com Ba≈ükent Karakas'ta basƒ±n toplantƒ±sƒ± dàºzenleyen Machado, 28 Temmuz'daki seàßimlerde Devlet Ba≈ükanƒ± Nicolas Maduro'nun kar≈üƒ±sƒ±na Corina Yoris'i à߃±karacaklarƒ±nƒ± duyurdu. | Yoris'in "Vente Venezuela" partisi adƒ±na ve kendisinin yerine yarƒ±≈üacaƒüƒ±nƒ± aktaran Machado, "Ortak bir ba≈ülangƒ±àß iàßin toplandƒ±k. Bugàºn seàßi…

Ileana Ferrer Fonte (2024-03-23). Cuba to host Russian Film Festival in April. plenglish.com Moscow, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will host the Russian Film Festival from April 3 to 7, during which motion pictures by famous directors from that nation will be screened, Culture Minister Olga Lyubimova announced on Friday.

scorinoco (2024-03-23). Venezuela VP Calls CIA Chief's Visit to Guyana a Threat to The Region. orinocotribune.com The vice president of Venezuela, Delcy Rodríguez, called the visit of the director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of the United States, William Burns, to Guyana a clear threat to the stability and peace of the Caribbean and Latin American region. | "Venezuela condemns the visit of CIA Director William Burns to Guyana and alerts its neighbors about the clear threat to the stability and peace of the Caribbean and Latin American region," the Venezuelan vice president wrote in a social media post on Friday, March 22. | t.co/SyNYINWGD3 | — Delcy Rodríguez (@delcyrodriguezv) teleSUR, odr, YSM (2024-03-23). Presidente cubano continúa recorridos por provincias orientales. telesurtv.net El mandatario aseguró que se continuará fortaleciendo la comunicación con el pueblo, pero nunca se abandonará el contacto directo.

teleSUR, JGN (2024-03-23). Presidente Maduro afirma que la paz prevalecerá en Venezuela. telesurtv.net El gobernante Maduro reiteró que la extrema derecha continúa pidiendo sanciones contra el pueblo venezolano.

teleSUR, YSM, JGN (2024-03-23). Líderes mundiales condenan ataque terrorista en Moscú, Rusia. telesurtv.net Venezuela, Cuba, Bolivia, Belarús, Nicaragua, Pakistán, China, la India y Palestina han alzado sus voces condenando el atroz hecho.

teleSUR, odr, YSM (2024-03-23). Realizan manifestaciones masivas en solidaridad con Gaza en Yemen. telesurtv.net Las marchas se realizan por vigésima cuarta semana sucesiva.

teleSUR, JDO (2024-03-23). Avanza en Venezuela postulación de candidatos presidenciales. telesurtv.net Organizaciones políticas concurrieron ante el Consejo Nacional Electoral. Cuatro fuerzas del Gran Polo Patriótico postularon al actual presidente, Nicolás Maduro.

CADTM International (2024-03-23). Where is Zinaba? Where are the abducted Burkina Faso activists? cadtm.org

english.almanar.com.lb (2024-03-23). Oil tanker crew tackle fire after projectile strike off Yemen: maritime agency. english.almanar.com.lb

english.almanar.com.lb (2024-03-23). UK Maritime Trade Operations Office (UKMTO) reports an incident that occurred 23 nautical miles east of Mocha, Yemen. english.almanar.com.lb

presstv.ir (2024-03-23). Yemeni leader vows more 'effective' strikes in solidarity with Gaza. presstv.ir The leader of Yemen's Ansarullah resistance movement vows more "effective" retaliatory strikes in support of the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip.

presstv.ir (2024-03-23). Ansarullah vows to keep on targeting Israel after US, UK strikes. presstv.ir The Ansarullah resistance movement says incessant US and British strikes on Yemen embolden Israel to press ahead with its genocidal war in Gaza.

presstv.ir (2024-03-23). West treats human rights as 'political plaything' amid Gaza genocide: Iran FM. presstv.ir Iran says Israel's genocidal war in Gaza showed the West treats defense for human rights as a political plaything.

presstv.ir (2024-03-23). Israel caught in Gaza 'quagmire', Netanyahu at 'end of line': Iran FM. presstv.ir The Iranian foreign minister says Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has led the regime into a "quagmire" in Gaza and now he has reached "the end of the line".

presstv.ir (2024-03-23). Iran's Armed Forces enjoy high combat, defense power: Navy chief. presstv.ir "Our Armed Forces are in full preparedness to defend [Iran's] territorial integrity," Rear Admiral Shahram Irani said.

presstv.ir (2024-03-23). EU's shift towards 'war economy' amid Russia tensions. presstv.ir European Council President Charles Michel has warned that the European Union needs to ramp up its military production and shift to a war economy in response to an alleged threat posed by Russia.

presstv.ir (2024-03-23). 60 Russians killed in Moscow terrorist attack; Iran condemns. presstv.ir A terrorist attack at a concert hall in a Moscow suburb has left dozens of Russians dead and injured.

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