2022-01-22: News Headlines

Staff (2022-01-22). Munich Is Not in Ukraine: Appeasement Begins at Home. davidswanson.org By David Swanson The word "Munich" — for me it calls up images of surfing in a giant park with nude sunbathers and nearby beer halls. But in U.S. news media it means the unconscionable failure to launch a war more quickly. According to the new Munich movie on Netflix — the latest in the …

WSWS (2022-01-22). "Democracy" in Ukraine—What is NATO risking a war for? wsws.org Honouring war criminals and Nazi collaborators, promoting fascist militias, mafia-like fights between oligarchs, corruption and massive social inequality are the most prominent features of Ukrainian "democracy."

Dan Yaseen (2022-01-22). Speaking Truth to Empire about Ukraine Crisis. warisacrime.org "Speaking Truth to Empire" on KFCF 88.1 independently owned and locally operated since 1975 in Fresno, Dan Yaseen interviews Scott Ritter, a former US Marine Corps intelligence officer and author of "Scorpion King: America's Suicidal Embrace of Nuclear Weapons from FDR to Trump" (2020). He served in the Soviet Union as an inspector implementing the INF …

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2022-01-22). US Tightens Financial Blockade Against CITGO and PDVSA. orinocotribune.com The United States government, through its Treasury Department, has undertaken another measure of economic and financial pressure against Venezuela, after the hijacking of CITGO, by imposing restrictions on bond holders or creditors to access the return of their investments untrusted to the PDVSA 2020 Bond. | Hence, although the Venezuelan State maintains its commitment to investors, the White House is preventing bondholders from making any type of claim on CITGO shares. In this way, the hijacking of CITGO, the multi-million dollar subsidiary of the Venezuelan oil industry in US territory, is continued by the Joe…

Saheli Chowdhury (2022-01-22). Ola Bini Persecuted by Ecuador's Government, Says Lawyer. orinocotribune.com January 21, 2022 (OrinocoTribune.com)—Swedish computer scientist and digital rights activist Ola Bini is being persecuted by the Ecuadorian government and "continues to be until he is declared innocent, which must happen," asserted the head of Bini's legal defense, Carlos Soria, as the software developer's trial began in Quito on Wednesday, January 19. Bini was charged—by the Lenin Moreno government—of a "non-consensual access into the national telecommunications database" of Ecuador. | Bini, who is a well-known advocate for open-source software and digital privacy of citizens, as well as a frie…

_____ (2022-01-22). Are Morocco and Algeria Preparing for War? journal-neo.org There has recently been an increasing amount of media coverage about the marked deterioration of relations between Algeria and Morocco, and even about purported preparations for mutual hostilities between the two states. It is noted that Algeria accuses Morocco of aggression, recalls Western Sahara, which it recognizes as an independent state while the Moroccans view it …

SAM (2022-01-22). Two Sides, Same Coin: Suppressing Votes, Cutting Rich People's Taxes. inequality.org

Staff (2022-01-22). Video: Introduction | Foreign Policy Primer For U.S. Congressional Candidates. davidswanson.org By RootsAction, January 21, 2022 This RootsAction Zoom call from Wednesday January 19th is the first in a series of events promoting the release of the RootsAction Education Fund's Foreign Policy Primer for U.S. Congressional Candidates. Download the Primer here. RootsAction is joined by retired colonel and diplomat Ann Wright, research and policy team member …

Talha Burki (2022-01-22). [World Report] Pig-heart transplantation surgeons look to the next steps. thelancet.com The experience of David Bennett, the first person to receive a genetically modified pig heart, will dictate the future of the approach. Talha Burki reports.

Kirsty Brown, Asma Yahyouche, Shamil Haroon, Jenny Camaradou, Grace Turner (2022-01-22). [Correspondence] Long COVID and self-management. thelancet.com People with COVID-19 often have symptoms in the long term (ie, long COVID), including fatigue, breathlessness, and neurocognitive difficulties.1 The disease mechanisms causing long COVID are unknown, and there are no evidence-based treatment options. Clinical guidelines focus on symptom management, and various treatment options are being evaluated.1 The scarcity of advice has often left people with long COVID feeling isolated and frustrated in their search for therapies.

Richard Horton (2022-01-22). [Comment] Offline: COVID-19 as culture war. thelancet.com When Dr Anthony Fauci challenged Senator Rand Paul last week during US congressional hearings, he exposed how politicians have exploited the COVID-19 pandemic for their own personal advantage. Fauci showed screenshots of Senator Paul's website, which included the message "Fire Dr Fauci". He pointed out that Paul was inviting people to send donations to firefauci.org. He explained how Paul's exaggerations were creating the conditions for violent attacks on himself and his family. In December, 2021, a man was arrested on his way to Washington, DC, with an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle in his car.

Mickey Z. (2022-01-22). The Rise and Fall of 5Pointz. dissidentvoice.org The artwork was always changing but the looming presence of 5Pointz felt permanent. Rumors swirled as gentrification advanced but "The Institute for Higher Burnin'" would outlive it all… or so we thought. I'm not sure how many others documented its last couple of months but, since I was a frequent visitor to 5Pointz, I felt …

WSWS (2022-01-22). Western Australian government keeps border shut, fearing mass opposition to COVID disaster. wsws.org The decision indicates the rising working-class opposition and deepening political crisis being produced by the "live with the virus" offensive by Australia's governments, both Labor and Liberal-National.

WSWS (2022-01-22). Baton Rouge, Louisiana, teacher speaks on local sickout and chaotic conditions in schools. wsws.org The WSWS spoke to a middle school teacher from East Baton Rouge Parish who, along with roughly 750 other teachers, participated in a one-day sickout strike last week to protest unsafe conditions in the schools.

Michael Marmot (2022-01-22). [Perspectives] Shutdown and after. thelancet.com On March 9, 2020, neoliberalism hit the buffers. Put simply, the idea that small states and unbridled markets delivered the best societies was tested to destruction, dramatically so. As the COVID-19 pandemic surged, the stock market went into free fall. The bond market followed. The world's financial system was on a rollercoaster: US Treasury bonds were "lurching up and down in stomach-churning chasms", to quote Adam Tooze. While global attention focused on the numbers of COVID-19 cases and deaths and governments in the UK and the USA dithered over their response to this pandemic, the world's bankers and finance…

Chiara Alfieri, Marc Egrot, Alice Desclaux, Kelley Sams, CoMeSCov (2022-01-22). [Correspondence] Recognising Italy's mistakes in the public health response to COVID-19. thelancet.com The Day of the Dead in Italy this year was not only a time for remembrance but also for demanding justice for lives lost to COVID-19. On Nov 2, 2021, members of the #Sereni (also known as Serene and Always United) Association demonstrated in Rome against institutional omerta (ie, law of silence) and for the restoration of a parliamentary commission to examine the management of the epidemic. This event followed 520 complaints that were filed by the association 4 months earlier against the national government, the Ministry of Health, and Lombardy region administrators.

WSWS (2022-01-22). US and NATO press ahead with anti-Russian military buildup. wsws.org Against the backdrop of Friday's meeting in Geneva between the US and Russia, Washington and NATO are dispatching more forces and equipment to areas along and near Russia's borders.

WSWS (2022-01-22). Graduate students at University of Oregon walk out for safe working conditions. wsws.org Graduate workers at the University of Oregon staged a walkout to protest inadequate measures to protect them against the Omicron surge.

Fight Back (2022-01-22). WAMM still saying 'No to war' – 40th anniversary celebration. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – Women Against Military Madness (WAMM) is still saying "No to war" as the group celebrates 40 years of organizing and fighting back. | On January 16, 2022, people gathered on the spot where WAMM held its first demonstration in 1982. They stuck signs in the snowbanks and fences, and their chants were heard for blocks around, "Money for jobs and education, not for war and occupation!" "Coups and sanctions cost lives, we don't believe the media lies!" | Back in January 1982, more than 100 women attended the WAMM's founding conference where they decided, "No meeting without action!" Kristin Dooley, W…

WSWS (2022-01-22). A 28-year-old disabled man dies as COVID is "let rip" in Australia's state of Queensland. wsws.org Despite suffering high fevers and seizures, combined with evidence of a respiratory infection and a pending COVID PCR test, Lachlan Moore was sent away from hospital and died in his sleep several hours later.

Joe Parkin Daniels (2022-01-22). [World Report] Colombia euthanasia cases prompt regional debate. thelancet.com The assisted deaths of two people with non-terminal illnesses has ignited debate across Latin America. Joe Parkin Daniels reports from Bogotá.

WSWS (2022-01-22). Qantas to slash wages and conditions of Australian cabin crew. wsws.org The airline is seeking to tear up the existing enterprise agreement after 97 percent of workers rejected a wage-cutting company proposal last month.

Laurence Caeymaex, Dominique Astruc, Valérie Biran, Leila Marcus, Florence Flamein, Stephane Le Bouedec, Bernard Guillois, Radia Remichi, Faiza Harbi, Xavier Durrmeyer, Florence Casagrande, Nolwenn Le Saché, Darina Todorova, Ali Bilal, Damien Olivier, Audrey Reynaud, Cécile Jacquin, Jean-Christophe Rozé, Richard Layese, Claude Danan, Camille Jung, Fabrice Decobert, Etienne Audureau (2022-01-22). [Articles] An educational programme in neonatal intensive care units (SEPREVEN): a stepped-wedge, cluster-randomised controlled trial. thelancet.com A multiprofessional safety-promoting programme in NICUs reduced the rate of adverse events and severe and preventable adverse events in highly vulnerable patients. This programme could significantly improve care offered to critically ill neonates.

WSWS (2022-01-22). Education secretary threatens UK schools opposing scrapping mask-wearing, unions complicit. wsws.org Zahawi's intervention is the latest in a series of vicious threats levelled against schools and parents for resisting the government's policy of mass infection.

Francesca Fumagalli, Valeria Calbi, Maria Grazia Natali Sora, Maria Sessa, Cristina Baldoli, Paola Maria V Rancoita, Francesca Ciotti, Marina Sarzana, Maddalena Fraschini, Alberto Andrea Zambon, Serena Acquati, Daniela Redaelli, Vanessa Attanasio, Simona Miglietta, Fabiola De Mattia, Federica Barzaghi, Francesca Ferrua, Maddalena Migliavacca, Francesca Tucci, Vera Gallo, Ubaldo Del Carro, Sabrina Canale, Ivana Spiga, Laura Lorioli, Salvatore Recupero, Elena Sophia Fratini, Francesco Morena, Paolo Silvani, Maria Rosa Calvi, Marcella Facchini, Sara Locatelli, Ambra Corti, Stefano Zancan, Gigliola Antonioli, Giada Farinelli, Michela Gabaldo, Jesus Garcia-Segovia, Laetitia C Schwab, Gerald F Downey, Massimo Filippi, Maria Pia Cicalese, Sabata Martino, Clelia Di Serio, Fabio Ciceri, Maria Ester Bernardo, Luigi Naldini, Alessandra Biffi, Alessandro Aiuti (2022-01-22). [Articles] Lentiviral haematopoietic stem-cell gene therapy for early-onset metachromatic leukodystrophy: long-term results from a non-randomised, open-label, phase 1/2 trial and expanded access. thelancet.com Treatment with arsa-cel resulted in sustained, clinically relevant benefits in children with early-onset MLD by preserving cognitive function and motor development in most patients, and slowing demyelination and brain atrophy.

Ramzy Baroud (2022-01-22). How Israel's "Facebook Law" Plans to Control All Palestinian Content Online. dissidentvoice.org It is ironic that even former right-wing Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, had rejected a Knesset (Israeli Parliament) bill which proposed to give the government greater power to control and suppress online content. This was in 2016, and the bill was introduced by Netanyahu's Likud party rival, Gideon Sa'ar. Some analysts argued that Netanyahu had feared …

Tong B Tang (2022-01-22). [Correspondence] The COVID-19 response in Hong Kong. thelancet.com Richard Horton1 and the Editors2 have repeatedly called for closer collaborations in global health. China has been taking decisive, albeit difficult, measures to prevent and manage outbreaks in diverse settings, from city epicentres to rural clusters. Although these policies might be draconian, they resulted in community solidarity and success; with one prerequisite to both solidarity and success being transparency embraced by both the government and the health profession.

Matthew Greenhawt, Marcus Shaker, Elissa M Abrams (2022-01-22). [Comment] Peanut oral immunotherapy in very young children. thelancet.com Peanut oral immunotherapy is a disease-modifying treatment to raise the peanut quantity necessary to trigger an allergic reaction. Among children older than 4 years undergoing peanut oral immunotherapy, nearly 75—80% achieve desensitisation, although few gain lasting protection (eg, remission) after discontinuing oral immunotherapy.1 Efficacy is balanced by an increased risk of treatment-associated anaphylaxis versus peanut avoidance, a preference-sensitive consideration manageable in partnership with a supervising allergist.

WSWS (2022-01-22). UK government crisis forces backtrack on scrapping free prescriptions for over 60s in England. wsws.org The move to make the elderly shoulder the cost of often vital life-preserving medication is part of the Conservative government's plans to raise the pension age to 68 for those born after April 1977.

Rosemary D Higgins, Abhik Das (2022-01-22). [Comment] Progress in neonate safety. thelancet.com Safety for neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) patients is essential for care of the most vulnerable infants and their families. Education and adaptation of practices that have evidence-based results can lead to improvement in outcomes, even for the most critically ill neonates.1 There are many reviews of quality improvement initiatives in NICUs to reduce complications.2—5 Adverse events can be reduced through quality-improvement methodology.6…

The Lancet (2022-01-22). [Editorial] Antimicrobial resistance: time to repurpose the Global Fund. thelancet.com Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a major cause of death globally, with a burden likely to be higher than that of HIV or malaria, according to the most comprehensive assessment of bacterial AMR to date published in The Lancet. The data presented in this analysis are striking: in 2019, the deaths of 4 ∑95 million people were associated with drug-resistant bacterial infections. 1 ∑27 million deaths were directly caused by AMR. For the first time, the study provides estimates for 204 countries and territories, as well as data for the regional impacts of AMR.

WSWS (2022-01-22). Escalating COVID-19 cases and deaths as Omicron enters Fiji. wsws.org The current wave has coincided with the reckless decision by the government to open the country's borders to international travel on December 1.

Joanne Kurtzberg (2022-01-22). [Comment] Gene therapy offers new hope for children with metachromatic leukodystrophy. thelancet.com Metachromatic leukodystrophy (MLD) is a rare, progressive lysosomal storage disease caused by mutations in the gene encoding arylsulfatase A (ARSA), causing disease in the central and peripheral nervous systems. MLD presents in toddlers (late infantile disease) or in children (juvenile disease) with gait disturbances, loss of developmental milestones, and cognitive decline, leading to death in childhood. It is frequently not diagnosed until the later symptomatic phase when it is too late to intervene.

Hiroyuki Hamada (2022-01-22). The Global Capitalist Cage and the Corona Crisis: "Solutions" by Those Who Have Created "The Problems" globalresearch.ca It's hard to talk about the myriad issues piled in our society in a cohesive way, and when we try, we often get the same response: "What is your solution?" People get frustrated and demand an instant solution to the structural problem they are very much a part of.

WSWS (2022-01-22). Hundreds of Oakland students and teachers show support for student strike during online rally. wsws.org An estimated 500 students and teachers across Oakland participated in an online Zoom meeting organized by students to discuss their strike and COVID-19 safety concerns in the district.

Stacie M Jones, Edwin H Kim, Kari C Nadeau, Anna Nowak-Wegrzyn, Robert A Wood, Hugh A Sampson, Amy M Scurlock, Sharon Chinthrajah, Julie Wang, Robert D Pesek, Sayantani B Sindher, Mike Kulis, Jacqueline Johnson, Katharine Spain, Denise C Babineau, Hyunsook Chin, Joy Laurienzo-Panza, Rachel Yan, David Larson, Tielin Qin, Don Whitehouse, Michelle L Sever, Srinath Sanda, Marshall Plaut, Lisa M Wheatley, A Wesley Burks, Immune Tolerance Network (2022-01-22). [Articles] Efficacy and safety of oral immunotherapy in children aged 1—3 years with peanut allergy (the Immune Tolerance Network IMPACT trial): a randomised placebo-controlled study. thelancet.com In children with a peanut allergy, initiation of peanut oral immunotherapy before age 4 years was associated with an increase in both desensitisation and remission. Development of remission correlated with immunological biomarkers. The outcomes suggest a window of opportunity at a young age for intervention to induce remission of peanut allergy.

Irtiza Qureshi, Mayuri Gogoi, Amani Al-Oraibi, Fatimah Wobi, Daniel Pan, Christopher A Martin, Jonathan Chaloner, Katherine Woolf, Manish Pareek, Laura B Nellums (2022-01-22). [Correspondence] Intersectionality and developing evidence-based policy. thelancet.com It is reassuring to see that ministers in the UK are formally acknowledging how people from minority ethnic (ie, defined here as all ethnicities other than White British) backgrounds have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19. However, crucial gaps exist in the collection, analysis, and translation of data to assess the effects of multiple intersecting factors on individuals and communities. The Science and Technology Committee and Health and Social Care Committee report, Coronavirus: lessons learned to date,1 dedicates thirteen paragraphs to how ethnicity ties into disparities and makes five recommendatio…

WSWS (2022-01-22). North Carolina COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations skyrocket amid reckless school reopenings. wsws.org At least twenty schools in the state have already been forced to close due to staff shortages this month as case numbers reach all-time highs.

WSWS (2022-01-22). Parallel Mothers: Pedro Almodóvar shifts his focus. wsws.org Prolific Spanish writer-director Almodóvar has turned his attention, largely for the first time, to historical questions.

WSWS (2022-01-22). British, Australian ministers strengthen military collaboration against China. wsws.org For all the unsubstantiated allegations of Russian and Chinese "threats" and "aggression," Australian and British imperialism have been two of the closest partners in crime of the US over the past three decades.

WSWS (2022-01-22). Australia's COVID explosion shows workers must fight for global elimination of the virus. wsws.org The shift in the world situation finds sharp expression in countries that previously suppressed transmission with public health measures, but have since adopted the "live with the virus" program with disastrous results.

J Vigneshwaran, M Senthil Kumar, Vijayashree Raghavan, Sivagama Sundari (2022-01-22). [Clinical Picture] Seizures and sideroblastic anaemia in a patient with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. thelancet.com A 60-year-old man attended our hospital reporting generalised tiredness which had gradually developed over the past 4 weeks.

Richard Lane (2022-01-22). [Perspectives] Jamal Rifi: family doctor building bridges in the community. thelancet.com During Australia's COVID-19 lockdown in 2021, family doctor Jamal Rifi came up with an unusual plan to encourage the remainder of his urban community of Sydney, NSW, Australia, to come forward for COVID-19 vaccination. "I realised we needed to build on our community advocacy work by using an inflatable vaccination facility that could be transported easily into the heart of urban communities that had become COVID-19 hotspots, such as my own suburb of Belmore in southwest Sydney", Rifi explains. More recently, he has used the vaccination facility to help kick-start a COVID-19 booster programme, and from Jan 10, 202…

Priti Salian (2022-01-22). [World Report] "I am disabled, it doesn't mean I have no dignity" thelancet.com In India, women with disabilities face significant barriers to accessing sexual and reproductive health care. Priti Salian reports from Bangalore.

WSWS (2022-01-22). As deaths from Omicron surge across Canada, opposition mounts to in-person learning. wsws.org The growth of anger and opposition is being driven by the ruling elite's utter indifference to a dramatic acceleration of hospitalizations and deaths. On Friday, Canada's Public Health Agency reported the fourth-highest daily death tally since the pandemic began.

Geoff Watts (2022-01-22). [Obituary] Sherif Ramzy Zaki. thelancet.com Leading US infectious disease pathologist. He was born in Alexandria, Egypt, on Nov 24, 1955 and died after a fall in Atlanta, GA, USA, on Nov 21, 2021 aged 65 years.

WSWS (2022-01-22). Harvard tells students with COVID-19 to "self-isolate" and conduct their own contact tracing. wsws.org In the spring semester, Harvard students who test positive for COVID-19 will not be required to move into university-provided isolation housing but are being advised to "self-isolate" in their dorms or off-campus housing instead.

Pavan Kulkarni (2022-01-22). Seven More Killed and Over a Hundred Wounded as Anti-Coup Protests Continue in Sudan. orinocotribune.com By Pavan Kulkarni — Jan 19, 2022 | Mass strike and civil disobedience campaigns are underway in Sudan in rejection of the coup despite violent repression by security forces | More than a…

Editor2 (2022-01-22). Palestinians Fight Ongoing Ethnic Cleansing in Sheikh Jarrah. orinocotribune.com By Tamara Nassar — Jan 18, 2022 | A Palestinian man threatened to set himself and his house ablaze on Monday if Israeli occupation forces moved to expel him and his family. | It was the latest dramatic escalation amid Israel's ongoing effort to ethnically cleanse the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah. | Mahmoud Salhiya The Israeli-controlled Jerusalem municipality seeks to expel the family of seven supposedly in order to build…

WSWS (2022-01-22). Workers Struggles: Asia and Australia. wsws.org India: Telangana teachers oppose forced transfers; Pakistani police attack health workers in Balochistan; South Korean parcel delivery workers strike; Sunbus drivers hold three-day strike in Queensland…

WSWS (2022-01-22). Federal charges dismissed against MIT professor Gang Chen. wsws.org Dr. Chen had been one of the most high-profile scientists in the US charged under the China Initiative program, an anti-China witch-hunting operation that was launched by the Justice Department in 2018.

WSWS (2022-01-22). Two hundred autoworkers out due to COVID-19 at Ford's Louisville Assembly Plant. wsws.org Kentucky, with a population of 4.5 million, recently reached the grim milestone of over one million total cases, and 12,687 have died. On Friday, 15,864 new cases and 28 deaths were recorded in the state.

WSWS (2022-01-22). UFCW shuts down King Soopers grocery store strike in Denver before workers vote on tentative agreement. wsws.org The strike was shut down by the union bureaucracy precisely at the point when support for 8,000 grocery store workers was strongest.

WSWS (2022-01-22). Trump draft executive order called for military to seize ballots and voting machines as part of coup plot. wsws.org The unsigned executive order was part of a trove of documents Trump sought to conceal, which were turned over to the January 6 Committee following Wednesday's Supreme Court decision.

Brett Wilkins (2022-01-21). 500K jobs lost, starvation looms as US holds Afghan funds hostage. nationofchange.org As a report published Wednesday revealed the loss of over 500,000 jobs since the Taliban retook control of Afghanistan last August, critics of the Biden administration's policy of economic sanctions and freezing billions of dollars in Afghan government funds renewed warnings of a "U.S.-fueled genocide" in the starving, suffering, war-torn nation. "The Taliban barely fired …

Walker Bragman (2022-01-21). Biden Missed His Best Chance To Vaccinate America. dailyposter.com

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-21). Dozens killed, wounded in Saudi attack on a prison in Yemen. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 21 (MNA) — Yemeni sources on Friday reported that dozens of people have been killed and injured in a Saudi-led coalition airstrike on a prison in northwest Yemen.

_____ (2022-01-21). U.S. Says 'Wants Peace Not War' as It Arms Ukraine to the Teeth. strategic-culture.org Washington has decided to ramp up the push for war against Russia using Ukraine as a proxy — and using a twisted narrative about Russian aggression and invasion. | American Secretary of State Antony Blinken is shuttling across Europe this week Ukraine has…

WSWS (2022-01-21). Democrats' pretend fight on voting rights comes to its predictable end. wsws.org The Biden administration and the Democratic congressional leadership have used the voting rights legislation in a cynical effort to mobilize black and other minority voters to go the polls in 2022.

Jack Rasmus (2022-01-21). Another Nail in the Coffin of American Democracy. zcomm.org After giving the 'deep six' to Biden's Build Back Better bill last month, Democrat Senators Manchin & Sinema followed up with a coup d' grace for Voting Rights too. Both desperately needed bills are now DOA…

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-21). Stoltenberg: NATO arming, training Ukrainian troops for conflict with Russia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Stoltenberg Says NATO Helping Train Ukraine Forces to Resist Russia NATO is helping train Ukrainian forces to resist a possible Russian invasion of their country, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Thursday. "We are training, helping Ukraine with equipment, training their forces so they can resist. They have an inherent right for self defense," Stoltenberg …

Staff (2022-01-21). US sanctions anti-NATO Ukrainian politicians. rt.com The Biden administration accused the two opposition politicians of working for Moscow to undermine Ukraine's Western-backed government | The US Treasury Department on Thursday sanctioned two Ukrainian MPs — Taras Kozak and Oleg Voloshyn — and two former officials — Volodymyr Oliynyk and Vladimir Sivkovich, accusing them of participating in a Moscow-backed conspiracy to destabilize the pro-Western government of Volodymyr Zelensky. | "Russia has directed its intelligence services to recruit current and former Ukrainian government officials to prepare to take over the government of Ukraine and to c…

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-21). Ukraine patrolling Black Sea with Turkish combat drone. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com From TASS. The Ukrainian armed forces showcased a Turkish Bayraktar TB2 combat drone during last year's large-scale U.S./NATO Sea Breeze war games in the Black Sea, so no one in Russia should be surprised by the development, however much they may pretend to be. ==== Ukrainian army's Bayraktar drone patrolling Black Sea waters — media …

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-21). Video: Canada deploys special operations troops to Ukraine. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Canada's spec-ops unit deployed in Ukraine — media Against the background of military escalation by Russia, Canadian special forces operators have been deployed in Ukraine. This contingent is part of the Canadian Special Operations Regiment…. "A Canadian Special Forces has been deployed in Ukraine amid rising tensions between the NATO-Russia military alliance," the statement said. …

IGD Worldwide (2022-01-21). Mapuche Political Prisoners Denounce Punitive Sentencing. itsgoingdown.org As young people, we are here in the dungeons of this prison, enduring this unjust sentence given to us by a state-sanctioned court. For us Mapuches, there is no justice, only racism. For the poor Chileans it is the same. We all know that in this country justice is for the rich who manage all of the capital.

Vijay Prashad (2022-01-21). We are human, but in the dark we wish for light: The Third Newsletter (2022). mronline.org For over a decade, Alaa Abd el-Fattah has been in and out of Egypt's prisons, never free of the harassment of the military state apparatus.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-01-21). Morocco Drives a War in Western Sahara for Its Phosphates. libya360.wordpress.com Vijay Prashad View of Western Sahara taken during ISS Expedition 56. Bou Craa is the site of a phosphate deposit of over 1.7 billion tons. (Image by Public Domain) In November 2020, the Moroccan government sent its military to the Guerguerat area, a buffer zone between the territory claimed by the Kingdom of Morocco and the Sahrawi…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-01-21). Africa-China Relations: South-South Cooperation or a New Imperialism? libya360.wordpress.com Kristin Plys, Amenophis Lॠand Abdulhamid Mohamed Author and activist, Vijay Prashad elucidates in The Darker Nations, the 'Third World' is not a place, but a political project. In the mid-twentieth century, at the height of US hegemony, the Global South imagined political, economic, and social emancipation. One important incarnation of this was the Bandung Conference…

Vijay Prashad (2022-01-21). Are Western Countries Determined to Starve the People of Afghanistan? orinocotribune.com By Vijay Prashad — Jan 17, 2022 | The UN has issued an urgent appeal to countries across the world to raise billions of dollars in aid for Afghanistan amid an impending humanitarian catastrophe. | On January 11, 2022, the United Nations (UN) Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths appealed to the international community to help raise $4.4 billion for Afghanistan in humanitarian aid,

Kungu Al-Mahadi Adam (2022-01-21). Abiy Ahmed: GERD won't only benefit Ethiopia but Sudan and Egypt too. plusnews.ug The Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Dr Abiy Ahmed, has revealed that the Grand Ethiopia Renaissance Dam (GERD) built by Ethiopia on the Blue Nile will not only benefit the people of Ethiopia but also the downstream countries Egypt and Sudan. The giant hydropower dam, when completed will become Africa's largest hydroelectric power generator and the …

ecns.cn (2022-01-21). Ethiopia receives additional 2.2 mln doses of Chinese-donated COVID-19 vaccines. ecns.cn The Chinese government on Thursday donated an additional 2.2 million doses of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines to Ethiopia, giving a boost to the East African nation's vaccination efforts.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-21). Kenya voices readiness to welcome Iranian investors. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 21 (MNA) — The Economic Attaché of Kenyan Embassy to the Islamic Republic of Iran announced that his country is ready to attract Iranian investors eagerly.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-21). Iran, China, Russia warships fired naval targets successfully. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 21 (MNA) — In a trilateral Combined Naval Drill entitled "Maritime Security Belt 2022", Iranian, Russian and Chinese warships fired towards naval targets successfully.

_____ (2022-01-21). Is Perfidious Erdogan Destroying Russia for The Great Turan? journal-neo.org Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is notorious for slippery dealings with supposed allies whether NATO or the EU. However his greatest perfidy seems now to be directed against Turkey's relationship with Putin's Russia. Over the past two or more years in its dealings with Ukraine, Armenia, Syria, Libya and now most recently, in the failed …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-01-21). Destabilization of Ukraine: "Washington Needs a War and is Trying to Drag Russia into One" libya360.wordpress.com Alexander Lemoine The International Center for Strategic Intelligence (ICSI) decreed in mid-January in Ukraine the red risk level (penultimate), which means an extreme probability of a crisis and serious conflict, travel to this country is not recommended. ICSI raised the risk level after the failure of diplomatic negotiations between Nato and Russia. According to the…

Global Research News (2022-01-21). Global Research Weekender: Will Ukraine be Russia-NATO's War Theatre? globalresearch.ca The recent US-Russia strategic dialogue on Ukraine has been anything but successful, only raising tensions between Moscow and Washington. Demands from Moscow fell on deaf ears as Washington escalates its war propaganda which constitutes the pretext for war in the …

Staff (2022-01-21). Headlines for January 21, 2022. democracynow.org U.S. Secretary of State Meets Russian Counterpart Amid Impasse over Buildup on Ukraine Border, Jan. 6 Committee Asks Ivanka Trump to Testify; Georgia DA Requests Grand Jury for Trump Probe, Jamaal Bowman Among 28 Arrested at Peaceful Voting Rights Protest, Sen. Mitch McConnell Suggests Black Voters Are Not "Americans", Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Proposes First-of-Its-Kind Election Police Force, FBI Searches Home of Arizona Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar, U.S. Bombed Syrian Dam in 2017 Despite Warning That Tens of Thousands Could Die, Market Explosion in Lahore, Pakistan, Kills 3 People, Massive Blast and Fire Kills…

WSWS (2022-01-21). Canadian foreign minister's Ukraine visit underscores Ottawa's backing for US-led war drive against Russia. wsws.org Joly went out of her way to proclaim Canada's support for Ukraine joining NATO, a move Moscow would consider akin to an open declaration of war.

sputniknews (2022-01-21). UK Dispatches 30 Elite Troops to Ukraine Amid Escalation Fears, Reports Suggest. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The United Kingdom has sent a group of around 30 elite troops to Ukraine to train the country's armed forces on anti-tank weapons transferred to Kiev by London amid concerns about the escalation of the Ukrainian crisis, Sky News reported.

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-21). Czech Republic to provide Ukraine with weapons, ammunition. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Czech Republic ready to supply Ukraine with weapons, ammunition Defense Minister of the Czech Republic Jana ƒåernochová reaffirmed the government's readiness to supply Ukraine with military material…. *** At the same time, the minister noted that the supply of arms or ammunition to Ukraine should be coordinated with other countries, including Visegrad countries [the Czech …

Staff (2022-01-21). ACLU Lawyer: Biden Is "Hiding Behind CDC" to Keep Pushing Trump-Era Anti-Immigrant Title 42 Policy. democracynow.org As the Biden administration marks its first year in office this week, we look at the president's ongoing defense of Trump-era anti-immigration policies. Department of Justice lawyers were in court Wednesday to defend the Trump-era order known as Title 42, which has been used to expel hundreds of thousands of migrants at the border without screening them for asylum. The policy was touted as a way to control the spread of COVID-19, even though top CDC officials say it's not needed to contain the virus. We speak with the ACLU's Lee Gelernt, who is the lead lawyer challenging the Biden administration's use of Title 4…

Gideon Polya (2022-01-21). Responses to Israeli and South African Apartheid. dissidentvoice.org Paul Fletcher, Australian Federal Minister for the Arts, in an article entitled "Festival boycott the futile work of 'useful idiots'" (The Australian, 21/1/2022) falsely stated: "When Australians look at Israel, what they see is the only multi-party democracy in the Middle East — not an "apartheid state"". The facts: (1). Notwithstanding a century-long Palestinian Genocide …

ecns.cn (2022-01-21). HK's prosperity, stability brook no interference: commissioner's office of Chinese foreign ministry in HK. ecns.cn The Office of the Commissioner of the Chinese Foreign Ministry in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) on Friday strongly disapproved of and firmly rejected the so-called Hong Kong-related resolution of the European Parliament, which smeared Hong Kong's democracy and freedom, called for sanctions against central government and HKSAR government officials, and asked for boycott of Beijing Winter Olympic Games.

Jews United for Democracy & JCA (2022-01-21). Wednesday 1/26: Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism w/ Historian A. Appelbaum. indybay.org Online event (FREE)…

Staff (2022-01-21). Afghanistan Faces "Tsunami of Hunger" as U.S. Sanctions Crash Country's Economy. democracynow.org The World Food Program has warned Afghanistan faces a "tsunami of hunger" as the economy continues to collapse, due in part to U.S. sanctions and the freezing of Afghan assets following the Taliban takeover of Kabul. Meanwhile, President Biden once again defended his decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan on Wednesday without acknowledging the humanitarian crisis that followed his exit. We speak with journalist Jane Ferguson, who recently traveled to Afghanistan to report on the collapse of basic government services and the various factors that led to the collapse of the economy, which she says was "co…

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-01-21). 'I Have Always Had Black America's Back': Black America Responds To Biden's Press Conference. moguldom.com President Joe Biden held a press conference on Wednesday, Jan. 19, during which he reiterated his claim to have Black America's back — particularly in the area of voting rights — despite being unable to get critical voting rights legislation passed. At one point during the conference, NBC's Kristen Welker, relayed the frustration she'd heard …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-01-21). A Silent Turkish-Russian Standoff in Kazakhstan. libya360.wordpress.com Yeghia Tashjian Recent turmoil in Kazakhstan highlighted another Russian-Turkish fault line in Central Asia Photo Credit: The Cradle Turkey's dream of a common army for Turkic countries may have been dashed by the quick Russian-led CSTO operation to subdue violent unrest in Kazakhstan early this year. Long seen as the pole of stability in Central Asia,…

_____ (2022-01-21). We Are Human, But In The Dark We Wish For Light. popularresistance.org For over a decade, Alaa Abd el-Fattah has been in and out of Egypt's prisons, never free of the harassment of the military state apparatus. In 2011, during the high point of the revolution, Alaa emerged as an important voice of his generation and since then has been a steady moral compass despite his country's attempts to suffocate his voice. On 25 January 2014, to commemorate the third anniversary of the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak's government, Alaa and the poet Ahmed Douma wrote a moving epistle from their dungeon in Tora Prison, Cairo. This prison, which houses Alaa and other political prisoners, is not far fr…

_____ (2022-01-21). Biden And His Promises, Promises. popularresistance.org Every time I watch or read news updates on another promise that Joe Biden has reneged on, I hear this song in my head, jaunty synthesizer music and all. Because I seriously cannot figure out why people believed this guy and all his promises. | Remember the promise he made to cancel $10,000 in student loan debt for everyone? Has it happened? Nope. What he has done instead was to extend the loan payment suspension first until January 2022, with payments originally set to resume in February 2022. Then after a nationwide outcry from those burdened with student loans that were coming due in the new year with no relief…

_____ (2022-01-21). The Three Types Of US 'Regime Change'. popularresistance.org Throughout the long, documented history of the United States illegally overthrowing governments of foreign lands to build a global empire there has emerged three ways Washington broadly carries out "regime change." | From Above. If the targeted leader has been democratically elected and enjoys popular support, the C.I.A. has worked with elite groups, such as the military, to overthrow him (sometimes through assassination). Among several examples is the first C.I.A-backed coup d'état, on March 30, 1949, just 18 months after the agency's founding, when Syrian Army Colonel Husni al-Za'im overthrew the elected presid…

_____ (2022-01-21). Why Palestine Is Burning Like Never Before. popularresistance.org Occupied Palestine — When no one is steering the ship, the wind, the currents and the waves lead it into the depths. This is what is happening in Palestine. The Naqab is burning, Sheikh Jarrah is burning, young and old Palestinians are being killed everywhere, Gaza is practically underwater with flooding, and Palestinian refugees are barely alive in camps throughout the region. Furthermore, in the U.S. capital there isn't a single entity that represents Palestine; and, in those rare capitals where some representation does exist, it is quite useless. | Zionist trolls on social media are disrupting the lives…

_____ (2022-01-21). Farmers Reject Nicor's Pipe Dream. popularresistance.org Pembroke Township, Illinois -‚ÄâAt the end of a maze of dirt roads lies a 40-acre teaching farm called Black Oaks Center, where local residents gathered on a Sunday in November 2021 for a farmland restoration workshop and community gathering. "If you all want to bust wood again, they're out there," said Dr. Jifunza Wright-Carter‚Äâ—‚Äâwho runs the center with her husband, Fred Carter‚Äâ—‚Äâto the newest arrivals. Some joined the group clearing felled trees for off-grid homesteading, while others stayed inside to warm…

_____ (2022-01-21). Deepening The Higher Education Divide. popularresistance.org American mythology promises upward mobility, and college can provide an important first step up the class ladder. With the rise of the "knowledge economy" and the decline of industrial jobs and unions, some insisted that education is the answer to economic displacement. If you can't earn a stable, living wage as a steelworker, go to college and become a nurse or a computer programmer. And if you didn't make that choice, it's your own fault that you're struggling. After all, college was affordable, accessible, and varied. You could commute to campus, take evening classes, cover tuition with loans and grants, and w…

_____ (2022-01-21). Judge Upholds Ag-Gag Charge Brought Against Animal Rights Activist. popularresistance.org An Iowa judge upheld one of the state's "ag-gag" laws in a case brought against an animal rights activist, hours before dismissing all charges. | In Iowa, a person may be criminalized for "food operation trespass" if they enter or remain on the property of a factory farm "without the consent of a person who has real or apparent authority to allow the person to enter or remain on the property." | Matt Johnson, an investigator with the grassroots animal rights network Direct Action Everywhere (DxE), was charged with violating the ag-gag law after he exposed the extermination of pigs by Iowa Select Farms. He argued…

_____ (2022-01-21). Native Activist Found Not Guilty In Border Protest. popularresistance.org Amber Ortega, a Southern Arizona border activist facing two federal charges for protesting the construction of the border wall near Quitobaquito Springs, was found not guilty by a federal judge on Wednesday. | Following a short motions hearing, U.S. Magistrate Judge Leslie A. Bowman ruled that the federal government had imposed a "substantial burden" on Ortega's exercise of her religious faith by closing access to the border road that runs just south of Quitobaquito Springs — an area that remains central to the spiritual practices of the Hia C-ed O'odham. | The on-the-spot change in the verdict felt like "a…

_____ (2022-01-21). Nicaragua: Partnership With China Defangs US Regime Change Tactics. popularresistance.org In a bold and consequential decision with rippling geopolitical implications, Nicaragua recognized the "One-China Principle" and resumed diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China (PRC) for the first time since the beginning of the neoliberal period in 1990. This was announced December 9, 2021 shortly after a meeting of the China-CELAC Forum in which CELAC's 32 Latin American member states agreed to adopt a China-CELAC Joint Action Plan for Cooperation. The strengthening of Chinese ties with Western Hemisphere partners in a forum without US presence comes as a red flag for US hegemony and control ov…

_____ (2022-01-21). Seven Hawaii Public Schools Still Can't Use Tap Water. popularresistance.org Nearly two months after tests revealed tainted water coming from the faucets at more than a half dozen public schools, health officials say it's still not safe to use the tap. The schools are all on the Navy's water lines, which are contaminated with fuel from the Red Hill underground storage facility. There is no timeline for when the taps will be turned back on. To get by, school staff have been hauling bottles of water into classrooms and setting up sanitation stations so students can wash their hands. All the disruption has even the youngest keiki asking questions. "They asked me why did they put the tanks by…

Editor2 (2022-01-21). One Island Becoming a Mecca for Crypto Millionaires. orinocotribune.com Bitcoin enthusiasts are flocking to Puerto Rico, thanks to tax breaks and an island lifestyle | The US territory of Puerto Rico has become the new hot destination for cryptocurrency entrepreneurs as it has crypto-friendly policies, including huge tax breaks to those who spend at least 183 days on the island each year. | US citizens can hold on to their American passports while not having to pay any taxes on capital gains. | "That's where all my friends are. I don't have one friend left in New York, and maybe the pandemic accelerated this, but every single one of them has moved to Puerto Rico," crypto entrepreneur…

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2022-01-21). Diosdado Cabello Announces Changes in Regional PSUV Leadership. orinocotribune.com The United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) entered a stage of restructuring and adequacy of forces, as reported this Wednesday, January 19, by the first vice president of the revolutionary political party, deputy Diosdado Cabello. | During the 371st broadcast of his TV show Con el Mazo Dando, broadcasted on radio, television and digital platforms, Cabello expressed that they have already taken the first steps to renew the red awning at different labels, in accordance with the guidelines recently issued by the head of state and president of the Party, Nicolás Maduro Moros. | "The Party will adapt to these time…

Ana Perdigón (2022-01-21). Maduro and Putin Ratify Multidimensional Alliance During Phone Call. orinocotribune.com The President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, held a telephone call with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, in which they ratified the multidimensional alliance between both nations. | Both leaders provided updates on the advances in cooperation on a wide range of issues, and highlighted that there has been an increase of 12% in commercial exchange. | They also highlighted advances in economic, health, and military issues, in addition to increased air connectivity between Caracas and Moscow. | President Maduro took advantage of the telephone conversation to thank Russia for its support in the fight against th…

Ann Brown (2022-01-21). Top Analyst Darius Dale: More Pain Coming For Bitcoin Price, Potential 80-90% Haircut From All-Time High. moguldom.com Darius Dale, bitcoin, crypto, Markets and EconomyME, 42 Macro,podcast, podcast ,Anthony Pompliano,worst case scenario, Bitcoin prices have always been volatile with drastic upswings and deep lows. Since reaching its all-time high of $68,700 in November 2021, the No. 1 cryptocurrency is down by around 45 percent. In the 24 hours between Jan. 20 and Jan. …

Ann Brown (2022-01-21). Lawyer Hakeem Muhammad And D Rose Podcast Unpack Drill Rap, Profit, And Self-Destruction. moguldom.com Drill rap is celebrated the world over, but it is also roundly criticized for glorying violence. Back in the day, even message hip-hop was called into question for voicing images of despair in the Black American community. The debate continues: are the messengers to blame for the lyrics, or is society to blame for providing …

Rann Miller (2022-01-21). Opinion: Empty Gestures From Democrats Equate To Unfulfilled Promises. moguldom.com When talk of putting Harriet Tubman on the $20 dollar bill surfaced, initially, I was happy. I was excited. For one because I believe that Harriet Tubman is the greatest hero in the history of the United States. Also, because of the prospect of no longer having to see Andrew Jackson's face. But after the …

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-01-21). The King of Black Male Studies, Dr. Tommy Curry, Wins Oxford University Press Award For 'Best Of Philosophy'. moguldom.com Dr. Tommy Curry — a renowned scholar, author and philosophy professor who focuses on Africana and Black male studies — has been recognized by the Oxford University Press for one of his recent works. Curry's scholarly paper — "Must There Be an Empirical Basis for the Theorization of Racialized Subjects in Race-Gender Theory?" — received …

Kevin Mwanza (2022-01-21). Russian Central Bank Proposes Ban on Crypto And Crypto Mining, Says It Looks Like Pyramid Schemes. moguldom.com Russia, the third-largest crypto mining nation in the world, has proposed a ban on the use and creation of all cryptocurrencies domestically, citing threats to its monetary policy sovereignty, financial stability and citizens' wellbeing. In a report published Jan. 20, the Bank of Russia said the crypto market is showing "signs of a financial pyramid …

Dana Sanchez (2022-01-21). Bitcoin Slices Through $40K Support Like Butter Following Stock Market Losses. moguldom.com The price of Bitcoin dropped below the key $40,000 level, hitting $37,884 at 7: 45 a.m. EST on Jan. 21, down 9.8 percent in the last 24 hours and more than 21 percent in the last 30 days, as a global market selloff spreads to cryptocurrencies. Wall Street's major indexes dropped into negative territory Thursday. The …

rebekah (2022-01-21). Care Workers Are Not Giving up on Build Back Better. inequality.org

Michael F. Brown (2022-01-21). Extremists want Palestine rights advocate fired from NYC position. electronicintifada.net Morton Klein and Dov Hikind attack Naomi Dann over her previous work with Jewish Voice for Peace.

Staff (2022-01-21). Russian Subs in the Bahamas. davidswanson.org

Staff (2022-01-21). VIDEO: David Swanson Discussed the U.S. Economy and Government. davidswanson.org

Dean Baker (2022-01-21). Are Used Car Prices Bankrupting Workers? cepr.net The news media have been constantly hyping inflation in recent months. While everyone has been seeing the huge rise in gas prices over the last year (that's what happens when the world reopens after a pandemic), used car prices have risen almost as rapidly. From December 2020 to December 2021 they rose 37.3 percent. This accounted for 1.03 percentage points of the 7.0 percent overall inflation in the last year. | We know the story of these price increases. A fire in a semiconductor plant in Japan has created a worldwide shortage of semiconductors, which has slowed car production. With people unable to get new car…

Editor2 (2022-01-21). Al-Haq Condemns Attack by the Israeli Occupying Forces on Birzeit University Students. orinocotribune.com On Monday afternoon, on 10 January 2022, the Israeli Occupying Forces (IOF) raided Birzeit University campus, north of Ramallah, arresting five students in front of the eastern university entrance.Approximately 14 members of the IOF, some with regular uniforms and others from special forces, some of whom were masked, attacked student representatives as they attended a meeting of student unions (political fractions) in Birzeit University. Local sources say that the IOF drove a white windowless van, usually used for moving goods, with a Palestinian registration plate to access the grounds of the university campus,…

Jenny Farrell (2022-01-21). On 'The Tragedy of Macbeth,' prompted by film director Joel Coen's latest iteration. peoplesworld.org Of all Shakespeare's tragedies, Macbeth is perhaps the most strikingly modern. When one considers what Hamlet, King Lear, Othello, and Macbeth, written between 1600 and 1606, have in common as an overarching theme, it is this: they all center on the crucial conflict of early capitalism between the Renaissance humanist ideal on the one hand …

Lillian House (2022-01-21). Roe v. Wade 49th anniversary—much is at stake. liberationnews.org Ever since the landmark 1973 case, reactionary forces have waged a war to reverse this decision by any means necessary.

Special to People's World (2022-01-21). Interfaith Tu B'Shvat seder for peace features Jewish and Arab voices. peoplesworld.org

Marie Kelly (2022-01-21). As COVID-19 rages, nurses organize day of action. workers.org Members of the largest nurses' union, National Nurses United (NNU), as well as RNs from other unions, organized A Day of Action to Protect Nurses in 11 states across the country Jan. 13. The day, which began with a virtual press conference, ended with a candlelight vigil in front of . . . |

Workers World Party (2022-01-21). The struggle for reproductive justice is a struggle against capitalism: A 10-point fightback program. workers.org The Women and Oppressed Gender Caucus of Workers World Party issued the following statement and program on the 49th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision. Email the caucus at women-gender-wwp@workers.org As a result of a hard-fought mass movement, the U.S. Supreme Court issued the landmark ruling in Roe v. . . . |

In Defense of Liberation! (2022-01-21). We Must Fight, We Must Resist w/Zitkato, cohost of Bands of Turtle Island! anchor.fm Yet another great episode with the host of Bands of Turtle Island, Zitkato! Hope you enjoy it! Check out Zitkato's stuff: Patreon is "Zitkato's Research and Podcasting" and other content can or will be found on Jacobin, the Real News Network, Red Media, and Bands of Turtle Island! If you're interested in donating, please reach out to indefenseofliberation@gmail.com

Johanna Kichton (2022-01-21). 30+ Global Justice Organizations Urge Congress to Pass Bill Focused on Cooperation Between U.S. and China. peoplesaction.org Amid Rising Global Tension, Groups Caution Congress From Finalizing Bill That Would Exacerbate U.S.-China Antagonism and Promote Militarism at Home and Abroad Contact: Johanna Kichton, press@peoplesaction.org, 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—A coalition of more than thirty global justice organizations led by Justice is Global, Win Without War, and Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft today sent a letter …

Joris Leverink (2022-01-21). Hope in hopeless times: an interview with John Holloway. roarmag.org Indigenous Otomi women are protesting at the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs after a Zapatista delegation was denied their passports to travel to Europe. June 16, 2021. Credit: Eduardo_Chavez / Shutterstock.com | This interview was originally published in Arabic by the Kurdish Center for Studies ( John Hollo…

Dr. Gian Singh (2022-01-21). Rapidly Growing Economic Inequalities in India. asia-pacificresearch.com

Kim Petersen (2022-01-21). What Kind of Threat is China? dissidentvoice.org @wei006119 ‰ªñ˶™Âè£ÊâøË™çÂç≥‰Ωø‰∏≠Âúã˵∞‰∏äÊ∞ë‰∏ªÈÅìË∑ØÔºåÁæéÂúã‰πü˶ÅÂçÉÊñπÁôæË®àÁöÑÊêûÂûƉªñ"ÄÇ #&Aa…

Editor (2022-01-21). Guantánamo's Forever Elusive Endgame. scheerpost.com Washington — January 11, 2019: Witness Against Torture activists demonstrating at the White House calling for the closing of the Guantánamo Bay detention camp on the 17th anniversary of its opening. From Phil Pasquini on By Karen J. Greenberg / It's now more than 20 years later and that American offshore symbol of mistreatment and injustice, the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, is still open. In fact, as 202…

ecns.cn (2022-01-21). New Zealand announces further help for tsunami-hit Tonga. ecns.cn New Zealand is giving an additional 2 million New Zealand dollars (1.35 million U.S. dollars) in humanitarian funding for Tonga as the country recovers from volcanic eruptions and tsunami, senior officials said on Friday.

sputniknews (2022-01-21). US Secretary of State Blinken Holds Press Conference After Meeting With Russian FM Lavrov. sputniknews.com Moscow previously put forward security guarantee proposals to de-escalate Russia-NATO tensions by restricting troop deployments for both sides and putting a halt to the bloc's expansion. Earlier this month, Russia held talks with the US and the alliance regarding the said proposals.

teleSUR, lvm, MER (2022-01-21). Siria y Rusia reiteran compromiso de fortalecer cooperación. telesurtv.net El jefe de Estado sirio valoró como inmoral la actitud de algunos países contra Rusia en la actualidad.

Staff (2022-01-21). World's longest high-speed railway network to get longer still. rt.com By 2025, China's super-fast infrastructure will have been expanded by nearly a third | China plans to extend the length of its high-speed railway network to 50,000 kilometers (31,070 miles) by 2025, according to a new five-year transport plan issued this week by the State Council. The network will be 12,000km longer than at the end of 2020. | The expansion is so vast, it exceeds the combined length of high-speed rail networks in Spain, Japan, France, Germany, and Finland. The total length of those nations' networks was 11,954km last year, according to data from the International Union of Railways. | Analysts s…

WSWS (2022-01-21). Australian state and federal governments confirm school reopening plan amid record COVID infections. wsws.org The prime minister yesterday continued to bluntly emphasise that the overriding reason that schools had to be forced open was to ensure that workers remained in their work places.

teleSUR (2022-01-21). China Fires Up Growth Engines Under Economic 'Triple Pressure'. telesurenglish.net China's year-on-year economic growth in 2021 was the best in around a decade, although a complicated external environment and the evolving COVID-19 epidemic continued to weigh on the world's second-largest economy. | RELATED: | Gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 8.1 percent year on year last year, outstripping the government's target. However, there are still challenges on the horizon, with sporadic COVID-19 cases c…

WSWS (2022-01-21). New Zealand PM declares "We won't stop Omicron" wsws.org Jacinda Ardern stated that New Zealand will not go into lockdown in the event of an Omicron outbreak, making clear that her Labour-Greens government has adopted the murderous policy of letting the virus rip.

ecns.cn (2022-01-21). Cambodia supports Beijing Winter Olympics, opposes politicization of sports. ecns.cn The Cambodian government has taken a stand to defend the Beijing Olympic Winter Games and said it would continue to object to all forms of politicization of sports, local media reported on Friday, citing senior officials.

teleSUR, DRL (2022-01-21). Rusia espera respuesta de EE.UU. sobre garantías de seguridad. telesurtv.net Los cancilleres de Rusia y EE.UU. calificaron de franca y sustancial la reunión bilateral en Ginebra de este viernes.

ecns.cn (2022-01-21). China's Wing Loong large UAV family embraces new all-composite model. ecns.cn China's independently-developed Wing Loong large unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) family has embraced a new model which is made by all-composite materials, announced its developer Friday.

WSWS (2022-01-21). Kroger workers denounce court injunction against King Soopers strikers. wsws.org A district court in Denver ruled in favor of the company, restricting picketers to just 10 people on company property.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-21). Iran, Russia, China drill in Indian Ocean kicks off. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 21 (MNA) — A trilateral Combined Naval Drill, dubbed as "Maritime Security Belt 2022," kicked off on Friday in North Indian Ocean with the participation of military units from Iran, China and Russia.

Revolution Books (2022-01-21). Tuesday 1/25: The Art of Winfred Rembert: Chasing Me to My Grave: An Artist's Memoir of the Jim Crow. indybay.org Revolution Books, 2444 Durant Ave. Berkeley CA 94704…

WSWS (2022-01-21). At least one in 10 workers out with COVID at Amazon's JFK8 warehouse in Staten Island. wsws.org A leaked internal document has revealed that a large portion of the workforce at Amazon's JFK8 warehouse on Staten Island in New York City were out due to COVID-19 last week.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-01-21). Revolutionaries Killed in Sudan. libya360.wordpress.com Sara Abbas Following the murder of revolutionaries this week, Sudan's resistance committees called for civil disobedience and a general strike. Sara Abbas writes about the massacre of revolutionaries on 17 January. We also include the joint statement of the Khartoum State Resistance Committees Coordination. This week has been incredibly painful for Sudan. On Monday seven…

Staff (2022-01-21). México ya es dueño de la refinería Deer Park de Texas, EEUU. cubadebate.cu México ya es dueño único de la refinería Deer Park de Houston, Texas, que compartía hasta hoy con la empresa Shell, anunció el director general de Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex), Octavio Romero Oropeza.

Kungu Al-Mahadi Adam (2022-01-21). Museveni demands Africa's permanent seats on UN Security Council. plusnews.ug President Yoweri Museveni is rooting to have the African continent to have two permanent representatives at the United Nations Security Council. Museveni who was Thursday addressing the Foreign Ministers of the African countries of the Committee of 10 for the reform of the UN Security Council, meeting at Speke Resort Munyonyo in Kampala, said such …

Haymarket Books (2022-01-21). Tuesday 1/18: Understanding E-Carceration: Punitive Survelliance & Carceral Technologies. indybay.org Online event…

Staff (2022-01-21). Nuestro socialismo se construye desde la comunidad. cubadebate.cu El Primer Secretario del Comité Central del Partido Comunista, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, recorrió este jueves el barrio Agramonte, como parte de la visita integral del Secretariado a la provincia de Sancti Spíritus. Esta es una de las 43 comunidades vulnerables de ese territorio en las que se realizan transformaciones.

Brennan Center for Justice (2022-01-21). Thursday 1/27: The Power Struggle Over Elections: Rise of Voter Suppression & Election Subversion. indybay.org Online event…

Editor (2022-01-21). Lenin's Socialism — From the Perspective of the Future: Some considerations. mronline.org Lenin's theory of socialism directly derives from the views of Marx and Engels, and it is manifest in his famous work, 'The State and Revolution.'

WSWS (2022-01-21). Turkish doctors strike as government policies spread Omicron variant. wsws.org Determination to struggle is growing among health and other workers as the Omicron variant spreads uncontrollably in Turkey and internationally.

teleSUR, JGN (2022-01-21). Pdte. de México recibe a secretaria de Energía de EE.UU. telesurtv.net El mandatario mexicano calificó de "cordial" la conversación sostenida con Granholm, que tuvo lugar en Palacio Nacional.

WSWS (2022-01-21). Amidst Omicron surge, Pakistan's government declares war on poor, moves to close hospitals. wsws.org Karachi, Pakistan's biggest urban agglomeration and the epicenter of the Omicron outbreak, recorded a shocking test positivity rate of 40 percent last weekend and again on Wednesday.

ecns.cn (2022-01-21). Foreign trade of China's Inner Mongolia exceeds 19 bln USD. ecns.cn Foreign trade volume of north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region reached approximately 123.6 billion yuan (about 19.5 billion U.S. dollars) in 2021, up 17.2 percent year on year, said the local authorities.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-01-21). The Economics of the Sandinista Revolution in 2022. libya360.wordpress.com Kawsachun News Minister of Economy and Finance of Nicaragua, Ivan Acosta, in interview with Kawsachun News in Managua. January 14, 2022. Nicaragua ended 2021 with extraordinary results in the economy, highly positive results in production and is leading economic growth in the region after three difficult years during which it faced a coup attempt, two…

sputniknews (2022-01-21). Indian PM Modi is the Most Popular Global Leader as BoJo Considered the Most Unpopular, Shows Survey. sputniknews.com Morning Consult has been tracking the weekly approval ratings of leaders in Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States since March 2020. The latest approval ratings are based on responses collected between 13 and 19 January 2022.

ecns.cn (2022-01-21). U.S. propaganda against China on Xinjiang groundless: Pakistani officials. ecns.cn Pakistani officials said Thursday that the U.S. propaganda against China on Xinjiang is groundless.

_____ (2022-01-21). What does the Future Hold for the Arab World in Transition? journal-neo.org For most of the past decade, the Arab world has been facing many complicated, although at times overlapping problems, as it struggled to overcome political turmoil and historical transition that followed the 2011 Arab spring and its ramifications. It seems that the dramatic events that changed the region mark an important milestone in the modern …

posted by Norse (2022-01-21). Food Not Bombs Faces New Eviction Threat. indybay.org Food Not Bombs volunteers and those eating with them could be arrested and our equipment stolen by the property speculators on Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 5 PM.from their new location next to University Copy at Cathcart & Pacific. | Their storage area near India Joze is also under threat of seizure.

Jorg Muller-Muralt (2022-01-21). Education neoliberalism disguised as social policy. indybay.org The share of the workforce with a college, university or technical college education is rising. The ever-increasing demands on skilled workers and the needs of the labor market are also driving up the cost of education. It is right and necessary to ask questions about financing and affordability.

WSWS (2022-01-21). Reports show worsening conditions for Australian youth. wsws.org The studies highlight that living conditions and financial security for young people in Australia were declining even before the pandemic, which has further exacerbated this trend.

imperial.ac.uk (2022-01-21). Imperial community 'listen and learn from one another' in history dialogue. imperial.ac.uk Imperial's community dialogue about the College's history and legacy concludes with a staff and student forum on Wednesday 26 January.

Labor Video Project (2022-01-21). Clover & The Class War In South Africa With GIWUSA President Mametlwe Sebei. indybay.org Five thousand workers at the Clover Dairy company in South Africa are fighting an Israeli billionaire family the Wertheim's who have taken over the company and have cut wages and threatened thousands of layoffs. South African unions are calling for an international day of solidarity at all Israeli consulates and embassies, South African embassies and consulates and all franchises of Coca-Cola…

ecns.cn (2022-01-21). Outbreak effectively controlled in Tianjin. ecns.cn The outbreak of the Omicron strain of COVID-19 has been effectively controlled in Tianjin, a senior official said on Friday. But relevant departments will not let their guard down, and residents, too, should not be careless, Gu Qing, deputy secretary general of Tianjin municipality, said at news conference.

teleSUR (2022-01-21). New Migrants Caravan Leaves Tapachula Heading To The US. telesurenglish.net On Thursday night, a new caravan made up of some 500 migrants left for the United States from Tapachula city in the state of Chiapas near the border with Guatemala. | RELATED: | Before undertaking their long journey on foot, the asylum seekers were concentrated in the offices of the National Institute of Migration (INM), where they tried to obtain documents that would allow them free transit through Mexican territory. | This gr…

Staff (2022-01-21). 'Milestone' surgery sees pig kidneys transplanted into human. rt.com Doctors said the gene-edited organs functioned normally in the host body, potentially clearing the way for wider clinical trials with living patients | Surgeons in the US have announced the successful transplantation of kidneys from a genetically modified pig into a brain-dead man's body. The organs created urine for three days and showed no signs of being rejected by the host's immune system before the study concluded. | The procedure, which was described in an American Journal of Transplantation

Staff (2022-01-21). Cantante checa Hana Horká muere de COVID-19 tras contagiarse a propósito. cubadebate.cu Hana Horka, cantante del grupo de folk checo Asonance —que se opone a las vacunas contra el covid—, murió este domingo (16.01.2022), con 57 años, después de haber contraído deliberadamente el virus para obtener su pase sanitario, anunció la familia.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-01-21). China Launches Global South Economic Alliance to Challenge US 'Unilateralism' and 'Cold-War Mentality'. libya360.wordpress.com Benjamin Norton China is leading an international effort to develop alliances to counter US hegemony. In March 2021, 17 nations — many led by anti-imperialist and progressive governments, including Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, and Bolivia among others — formed a diplomatic alliance called the Group of Friends in Defense of the Charter of the United Nations,…

sputniknews (2022-01-21). #AlexaDown: Users Worldwide Joke About Machine Takeover Amid Issues With Amazon's Voice Assistant. sputniknews.com Alexa is a voice assistant developed by Amazon that can do a wide range of things: from telling your kid a bedtime story to controlling lighting in your house. However, should there be an outage, people who enjoy the assistant's help may be plunged back into the Middle Ages and have to turn their lights off themselves.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-01-21). Bolsonaro Declared Persona Non Grata in Guyana. libya360.wordpress.com January 21st, 2022 We, the undersigned organizations and individuals wish to register our strong opposition to the official visit of Brazil's President, Jair Bolsonaro to Guyana, and the Government's plan to strengthen ties with Bolsonaro's regime. Well known for his racist and neo-fascist views and policies, Jair Bolsonaro has created a nightmare scenario for Indigenous…

David Sirota (2022-01-21). 1/25 Live Chat: The Author Of "Davos Man" dailyposter.com

Staff (2022-01-21). 17 dead as rural community flattened. rt.com A lorry carrying explosives collided with a motorcycle, triggering the blast | On Thursday, a motorcycle collided with a truck carrying explosives to a gold mine in the rural settlement of Apiate, in western Ghana, the government said on Friday. The collision set off a blast which flattened a rural town. | Police stated that the motorcycle had fallen under a truck which was on route to the Chirano gold mine, run by Toronto-based Kinross Gold Corporation (K.TO). Kinross said it was monitoring the rescue effort. | In footage shared online, piles of timber can be seen where buildings used to stand. There also app…

Ian Ellis-Jones (2022-01-21). US blockade frustrates Cuba's vaccine internationalism. greenleft.org.au ING Group, the Dutch multinational banking institution, has bowed to pressure from the United States and is blocking donations to support Cuba's vaccine solidarity, reports Ian Ellis-Jones.

KQED (2022-01-21). Thursday 2/3: What You Can Do About Climate Change Teach-in w/ KQED. indybay.org Online teach-in via livestream…

WSWS (2022-01-21). The Tragedy of Macbeth: The social order collapses into civil war. wsws.org Joel Coen's new version of Shakespeare's Macbeth presents us with a social tragedy filled with deadly conspiracies and civil strife.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-21). Briefing on Iran's daily developments. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 21 (MNA) — The following are the Islamic Republic of Iran's latest developments in the last 24 hours.

ecns.cn (2022-01-21). China, Germany pledge to deepen cooperation in various fields. ecns.cn Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi held talks on Thursday with his new German counterpart Annalena Baerbock via video link, with the two sides vowing to deepen cooperation in various fields.

WSWS (2022-01-21). As Omicron rages through US workplaces, 8.8 million workers were off sick in early January. wsws.org The number out on sick leave represents 6 percent of the total workforce and does not include another 3.2 million workers staying home due to fear of contracting or spreading COVID-19.

Staff (2022-01-21). Human eyes hold key to predicting imminent death — study. rt.com Researchers have linked increased mortality risks to the condition of a person's retina | A new, "reliable indicator" of a person's health problems, ones that may cause early death, has been found by a team of international scientists. Using artificial intelligence (AI) techniques, researchers studied the eyes of nearly 47,000 people and concluded that the state of our retina may signal a heightened risk of death. | The study,

teleSUR, JGN (2022-01-21). Exportaciones argentinas crecieron 42 por ciento en 2021. telesurtv.net El canciller argentino subrayó que este comportamiento "es el tercer mejor año después de 2011 y 2012".

Jonathan Cook (2022-01-21). No 10 lockdown parties: Why the media are complicit. dissidentvoice.org British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's head is on the chopping block. Each day, the media digs up more embarrassing details of parties hosted at his No 10 residence or other government buildings, in flagrant violation of strict lockdown rules enforced on the rest of the country. Ostensibly, the current furore creates the impression that Britain …

WSWS (2022-01-21). Australia: Shepparton resident supports Global Workers' Inquest and speaks on "living with the virus" in regional community. wsws.org "I fully support the Global Workers' Inquest and it is my hope that it will shine a light on the most selfish and uncaring of our 'leaders' for their direct action or intentional inaction, so they may be judged for profiteering from the people's pain."

Next100 (2022-01-21). Tuesday 1/25: Coming Wave of Green Jobs: The Clean Energy Transition & Workforce Equity. indybay.org Online event…

teleSUR, MER (2022-01-21). Felicitan a Mia Mottley tras victoria en elecciones de Barbados. telesurtv.net El Partido Laborista de Barbados (PLB) logró los 30 escaños disputados para integrar el Parlamento del país.

Jim McIlroy (2022-01-21). Environmentalists slam Kurri Kurri gas power plant approval. greenleft.org.au Environmentalists have slammed the NSW government's decision to approve the gas turbine power station at Kurri Kurri in the Hunter Valley. Jim McIlroy reports.

Derek Royden (2022-01-21). Promises kept? Joe Biden's first year at home and abroad. nationofchange.org When President Biden's victory in the 2020 presidential election was followed by the election of two Democratic senators in Georgia, it looked like his Democratic Party, with total control of the country's federal government, would be able to make big changes demanded by a majority of American voters. It also appeared that the progressive wing …

teleSUR (2022-01-21). Mia Mottley Sworn In for 2nd Term As Barbados Prime Minister. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley was sworn in for a second term, following her recent triumph in the Caribbean nation's first election since becoming a republic in November 2021. | RELATED: | "We thank the people of Barbados for the clear support they gave us in the election," said Mottley, leader of the ruling Barbados Labor Party (BLP), which won all 30 seats in Parliament. | During her swearing-in…

sputniknews (2022-01-21). Tory Rebels Reportedly Mull Publishing 'Blackmail' Messages From Whips to Prove Intimidation Claims. sputniknews.com On Thursday, Boris Johnson rejected allegations of blackmail and intimidation of Tory MPs pushing for a no-confidence vote in the UK prime minister amid the "partygate" scandal by his staff raised earlier in the day by top Conservative William Wragg.

ecns.cn (2022-01-21). China to advance environmental protection equipment industry. ecns.cn China will shore up the environmental protection equipment manufacturing industry amid the country's transformation toward green and low-carbon growth, said the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) on Friday.

teleSUR -mcs -HIM (2022-01-21). Brasil aprueba uso de vacuna china anticovid en menores de edad. telesurtv.net Brasil atraviesa por una nueva ola de contagios de Covid-19 ante la expansión de la variante Ómicron.

Haymarket Books (2022-01-21). Wednesday 1/19: US Labor on the Move: The Union Labor Fights Ahead in 2022. indybay.org Online event…

teleSUR -mcs -HIM (2022-01-21). Italia registra 2.266 decesos por Covid-19 en la última semana. telesurtv.net Las autoridades sanitarias indican que la nación europea es uno de los países con una elevada tasa de letalidad.

Peoples Dispatch (2022-01-21). Palestinians hold protests in solidarity with Bedouins forcefully displaced by Israel in al-Naqab. peoplesdispatch.org Hundreds of Bedouins living in villages such as al-Atrash, al-Sawa, al-Zarnouq, al-Ruwais, Khirbet Watan and Beir Haddaj in al-Naqab are facing imminent demolition of their houses…

Jenny Farrell (2022-01-21). Evidence directly implicates British state in Northern Ireland murders. peoplesworld.org In a report released Jan. 13, Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland Marie Anderson said there was evidence of "collusive behavior" by some British officers in the murder of 19 people and the attempted murder of two others over a four-year period by unionist terror groups. "Operation Greenwich," led by Ms. Anderson, dealt with the activities …

Staff (2022-01-21). Madrid y Athletic en cuartos, Baràßa eliminado en Copa del Rey. cubadebate.cu Los merengues firmaron su pase a cuartos frente al Elche, en tanto el Athletic Club de Bilbao eliminó al equipo de Xavi por el pase a esa instancia. Fue una tarde de prórrogas donde el Athletic Club de Bilbao se redimía de su caída en Supercopa frente a un Madrid que hoy también se apuntaba a los cuartos de Copa del Rey mientras el Baràßa compraba el boleto a casa.

Peoples Dispatch (2022-01-21). Sri Lanka nears complete economic meltdown as food shortage worsens. peoplesdispatch.org After its foreign currency reserves dropped to USD 1.6 billion in November last year, Sri Lanka's economic crisis has snowballed at an alarming rate with acute shortage of essential commodities, food and fuel…

Congresswoman Barbara Lee (2022-01-21). Tuesday 1/18: Racial Healing for Justice: Reparations and Transformation hosted by Rep. Barbara Lee. indybay.org Online event…

Staff (2022-01-21). La erupción del volcán de Tonga fue la más ruidosa desde la del volcán indonesio Krakatoa en 1883. cubadebate.cu Debido a las ondas de "baja frecuencia" provocadas por la erupción, que pueden viajar a "miles de kilómetros de distancia desde la fuente" la explosión del volcán tongano sería catalogada como la "más escuchada" del mundo. Un fenómeno natural provocado por un volcán de tal fuerza que no se registraba desde la erupción del volcán Krakatoa, entre las islas indonesia de Sumatra y Java, cuya explosión en 1883 causó un tsunami con olas de hasta 40 metros e hizo que la temperatura mundial bajara 1.2 grados.

teleSUR, jaa, HIM (2022-01-21). Pdte. de Perú firma decreto que declara de interés nacional emergencia climática. telesurtv.net El derrame en la zona de Ventanilla ha afectado más de 20 playas, y cientos de miles de kilómetros de litoral.

ecns.cn (2022-01-21). China sees improved industrial structure in 2021: ministry. ecns.cn China continued to improve its industrial structure in 2021, with upgrades to the traditional sectors and development of the emerging sectors, said the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology on Thursday.

WSWS (2022-01-21). Hundreds of thousands of educators, children infected in Spanish schools. wsws.org The deliberate mass infection of pupils and teachers with COVID-19 is a part of the PSOE-Podemos government's policy of allowing the virus to become endemic.

WSWS (2022-01-21). German politicians and media intensify war threats against Russia. wsws.org Germany's leading media outlets have been aggressively promoting war against Russia for days. The country's political representatives are now also sharpening their tone.

ecns.cn (2022-01-21). China's leading automaker FAW sets sales target of over 4 mln cars in 2022. ecns.cn China FAW Group Co., Ltd., a leading automobile maker in the country, plans to sell around 4.1 million vehicles in 2022, growing at an annual rate of 17.1 percent, the company said Friday.

sputniknews (2022-01-21). 'Like a Work of Art': Scientists Gush Over Discovery of Rare, Rose-Shaped Coral Reef. sputniknews.com Unlike most of the world's mapped coral reefs found in shallow waters, this rose-like 3-kilometre coral reef has been found lower down in the ocean at a depth of 115 to 230 feet. It is estimated to be one of the largest corals ever discovered at such depths.

WSWS (2022-01-21). Stellantis refusing to distribute supply of N-95 masks to workers at Sterling Stamping Plant. wsws.org Throughout the auto industry, even flimsy surgical masks, inadequate to prevent transmission, are no longer being provided while workers report they are not allowed to bring higher quality N-95 masks from home.

teleSUR- jaa -HIM (2022-01-21). OMS confirma récord de contagios diarios por Covid-19. telesurtv.net Según la OMS, la cifra de casos desde el inicio de la pandemia asciende a los 336.790.193.

ecns.cn (2022-01-21). Former Xinjiang shepherd races toward Olympic skiing dream. ecns.cn Shepherd, marathoner, cyclist and skier, Torsongan Bullik has many identities and his new goal is to become a Winter Olympic athlete.There, he ran into some young fans, who reminded him of when he himself had stood beside the racing track to cheer for athletes as a child.

teleSUR (2022-01-21). Colombian Left Starts Process To Elect Presidential Candidates. telesurenglish.net On Friday, Senator Gustavo Petro and environmental activist Francia Marquez announced that they will participate in the primary elections that the "Historic Pact" coalition will hold on March 13 to define its candidate for the presidency of Colombia. | RELATED: | "We will promote the transition from an economy based on fossil fuels to a clean energy one, from a male-dominated society to a democratic system that defends women, f…

Staff (2022-01-21). Schools defy Johnson's Covid relaxations. rt.com Over 100 UK headteachers have insisted masks must still be worn | Hundreds of British schools are set to defy Prime Minister Boris Johnson after he announced on Wednesday that masks will no longer be needed in schools, when Plan B rules elapse next week, according to reports in British media. | More than 100 headteachers have already written to parents to inform them that their children will still be required to wear facemasks in the classrooms. | Several schools said the policy would be in place "until further notice," citing high regional levels of Covid-19; coronavirus prevalence remains high in England's n…

Nayvin Gordon (2022-01-21). U.S. COVID-19 POLICY: PRISONERS OF FEAR—THE ELDERLY, THE SICK, AND VULNERAB. indybay.org The only way out of the Covid pandemic prison is by fighting for ZERO-COVID…

Win Without War (2022-01-21). Wednesday 1/19: Making Foreign Policy Work For the People, Not Just Special Interest Elites. indybay.org Online event…

teleSUR -HIM (2022-01-21). Ratifican eficacia de Sputnik V ante cepa àìmicron de Covid-19. telesurtv.net En individuos con elevados niveles de anticuerpos generados por ambas vacunas, el 100 por ciento de los inmunizados con Sputnik V neutralizó Ómicron, por el 83.3 de Pfizer.

Staff (2022-01-21). Youngster 'can't stop smiling' after dumping out defending champ Osaka. rt.com Amanda Anisimova outlasted defending champion Naomi Osaka in a thriller at the Australian Open | Amanda Anisimova pulled off a major upset in Melbourne as the 20-year-old American defeated defending Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka in a back-and-forth thriller – and she could hardly contain her excitement afterwards. | Osaka, the two-time winner of the Melbourne Grand Slam, was expected to make light work of an opponent ranked almost 50 places beneath her, particularly after the Japanese star had impressed in her two matches so far in the tournament after returning from two separate breaks from the sport l…

Farrah Hassen (2022-01-21). Gitmo's Shameful Twentieth Anniversary. zcomm.org It is time for President Biden to turn the page once and for all on this sordid chapter in our nation's history…

Anand Naidoo (2022-01-21). The Heat: U.S. President Biden's 1st Year. america.cgtn.com U.S President Joe Biden has reached his first year in office. Going into year two, what progress has his administration made and what challenges lie ahead?

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-21). Iran beats S Arabia at 2022 Asian Handball C'ship. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 21 (MNA) — Iran defeated hosts Saudi Arabia 24-20 in Group B of the 2022 Asian Men's Handball Championship on Thursday.

Barry Summers (2022-01-21). Military Spy Drones: How Domestic U.S. Drone Integration is Propelling Next Wave of Killer Drone Proliferation. covertactionmagazine.com Drones, or Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), were developed for war. The idea was first conceived in World War I and …

Staff (2022-01-21). Las 3 del día: Resumen noticioso de este 20 de enero (+ Podcast). cubadebate.cu Como cada día, hoy les estaremos comentando cuáles fueron las noticias más destacadas de este 20 de enero en Cubadebate. Dale play y escucha sobre el "síndrome de La Habana", las nuevas mipymes, la Serie Nacional, y otros hechos de este jueves.

Staff (2022-01-21). UK state pension in 'shameful shambles' — report. rt.com A report from MPs has blamed the UK government for failing to be "transparent" about problems with the state pension payment system | The UK House of Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC) released a scathing Problems with the state pension payment system have resulted in an estimated 134,000 pensioners being underpaid by over £1 billion ($1.36 billion). Of the pensioners imp…

Angela (2022-01-21). Saturday 1/22: Free virtual screening of the documentary film "The Law in these Parts" indybay.org

ecns.cn (2022-01-21). China's new generation carrier rocket Long March-8 ready for launch. ecns.cn China plans to launch its new generation carrier rocket Long March-8 Y2 between late February and early March from the southern island of Hainan, sources with the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology, the country's leading rocket maker, said on Friday.

A Guest Author (2022-01-21). Students and teachers fight for safe schools. workers.org By Judy Greenspan and Minnie Bruce Pratt In the struggle over public schools, the question is what will win out — churning out workers for the profit system or safety for the people? Students hold the demands of Chicago's Radical Youth Alliance at a rally outside Chicago Public School headquarters, . . . |

Zach Silk (2022-01-21). Bidenomics, One Year Later. indybay.org The Center for American Progress takes a different approach, examining the successes of President Biden's bold economic policies and calling for the continuation and expansion of those policies in the years ahead by making permanent expansions to the safety net, providing rental assistance to families facing down the end of local eviction moratoriums.

Staff (2022-01-21). Joe Biden, primer balance. cubadebate.cu Estados Unidos es un león herido y como recordaba Violeta Parra "el león es sanguinario en toda generación." Su indisimulable declinación como poder imperial, reconocida hoy hasta por sus más enfervorizados publicistas, sólo augura más violencia en las relaciones internacionales. Y la diplomacia de Washington será atraer a nuestros países para hacer nuestras las guerras que se están gestando en contra de Rusia y China. Por eso la unidad de Latinoamérica y el Caribe para neutralizar esas iniciativas y garantizar que Nuestra América siga siendo una Zona de Paz es más importante que nunca.

ecns.cn (2022-01-21). Xi makes instruction on Party building studies. ecns.cn President Xi Jinping has called on scholars to deepen their understanding of the rule of Party building in the new era and further contribute wisdom and strength to advancing related work.

teleSUR, yart, DRL (2022-01-21). Registran décima masacre en lo que va de año en Colombia. telesurtv.net La región es utilizada por los grupos armados como el Ejército de Liberación Nacional en su disputa territorial.

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2022-01-21: News Headlines

Brett Wilkins (2022-01-21). 500K jobs lost, starvation looms as US holds Afghan funds hostage. nationofchange.org As a report published Wednesday revealed the loss of over 500,000 jobs since the Taliban retook control of Afghanistan last August, critics of the Biden administration's policy of economic sanctions and freezing billions of dollars in Afghan government funds renewed warnings of a "U.S.-fueled genocide" in the starving, suffering, war-torn nation. "The Taliban barely fired …

Walker Bragman (2022-01-21). Biden Missed His Best Chance To Vaccinate America. dailyposter.com

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-21). Dozens killed, wounded in Saudi attack on a prison in Yemen. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 21 (MNA) — Yemeni sources on Friday reported that dozens of people have been killed and injured in a Saudi-led coalition airstrike on a prison in northwest Yemen.

_____ (2022-01-21). U.S. Says 'Wants Peace Not War' as It Arms Ukraine to the Teeth. strategic-culture.org Washington has decided to ramp up the push for war against Russia using Ukraine as a proxy — and using a twisted narrative about Russian aggression and invasion. | American Secretary of State Antony Blinken is shuttling across Europe this week Ukraine has…

WSWS (2022-01-21). Democrats' pretend fight on voting rights comes to its predictable end. wsws.org The Biden administration and the Democratic congressional leadership have used the voting rights legislation in a cynical effort to mobilize black and other minority voters to go the polls in 2022.

Jack Rasmus (2022-01-21). Another Nail in the Coffin of American Democracy. zcomm.org After giving the 'deep six' to Biden's Build Back Better bill last month, Democrat Senators Manchin & Sinema followed up with a coup d' grace for Voting Rights too. Both desperately needed bills are now DOA…

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-21). Stoltenberg: NATO arming, training Ukrainian troops for conflict with Russia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Stoltenberg Says NATO Helping Train Ukraine Forces to Resist Russia NATO is helping train Ukrainian forces to resist a possible Russian invasion of their country, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Thursday. "We are training, helping Ukraine with equipment, training their forces so they can resist. They have an inherent right for self defense," Stoltenberg …

Staff (2022-01-21). US sanctions anti-NATO Ukrainian politicians. rt.com The Biden administration accused the two opposition politicians of working for Moscow to undermine Ukraine's Western-backed government | The US Treasury Department on Thursday sanctioned two Ukrainian MPs — Taras Kozak and Oleg Voloshyn — and two former officials — Volodymyr Oliynyk and Vladimir Sivkovich, accusing them of participating in a Moscow-backed conspiracy to destabilize the pro-Western government of Volodymyr Zelensky. | "Russia has directed its intelligence services to recruit current and former Ukrainian government officials to prepare to take over the government of Ukraine and to c…

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-21). Ukraine patrolling Black Sea with Turkish combat drone. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com From TASS. The Ukrainian armed forces showcased a Turkish Bayraktar TB2 combat drone during last year's large-scale U.S./NATO Sea Breeze war games in the Black Sea, so no one in Russia should be surprised by the development, however much they may pretend to be. ==== Ukrainian army's Bayraktar drone patrolling Black Sea waters — media …

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-21). Video: Canada deploys special operations troops to Ukraine. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Canada's spec-ops unit deployed in Ukraine — media Against the background of military escalation by Russia, Canadian special forces operators have been deployed in Ukraine. This contingent is part of the Canadian Special Operations Regiment…. "A Canadian Special Forces has been deployed in Ukraine amid rising tensions between the NATO-Russia military alliance," the statement said. …

IGD Worldwide (2022-01-21). Mapuche Political Prisoners Denounce Punitive Sentencing. itsgoingdown.org As young people, we are here in the dungeons of this prison, enduring this unjust sentence given to us by a state-sanctioned court. For us Mapuches, there is no justice, only racism. For the poor Chileans it is the same. We all know that in this country justice is for the rich who manage all of the capital.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-01-21). Africa-China Relations: South-South Cooperation or a New Imperialism? libya360.wordpress.com Kristin Plys, Amenophis Lॠand Abdulhamid Mohamed Author and activist, Vijay Prashad elucidates in The Darker Nations, the 'Third World' is not a place, but a political project. In the mid-twentieth century, at the height of US hegemony, the Global South imagined political, economic, and social emancipation. One important incarnation of this was the Bandung Conference…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-01-21). Morocco Drives a War in Western Sahara for Its Phosphates. libya360.wordpress.com Vijay Prashad View of Western Sahara taken during ISS Expedition 56. Bou Craa is the site of a phosphate deposit of over 1.7 billion tons. (Image by Public Domain) In November 2020, the Moroccan government sent its military to the Guerguerat area, a buffer zone between the territory claimed by the Kingdom of Morocco and the Sahrawi…

Vijay Prashad (2022-01-21). We are human, but in the dark we wish for light: The Third Newsletter (2022). mronline.org For over a decade, Alaa Abd el-Fattah has been in and out of Egypt's prisons, never free of the harassment of the military state apparatus.

Vijay Prashad (2022-01-21). Are Western Countries Determined to Starve the People of Afghanistan? orinocotribune.com By Vijay Prashad — Jan 17, 2022 | The UN has issued an urgent appeal to countries across the world to raise billions of dollars in aid for Afghanistan amid an impending humanitarian catastrophe. | On January 11, 2022, the United Nations (UN) Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths appealed to the international community to help raise $4.4 billion for Afghanistan in humanitarian aid,

ecns.cn (2022-01-21). Ethiopia receives additional 2.2 mln doses of Chinese-donated COVID-19 vaccines. ecns.cn The Chinese government on Thursday donated an additional 2.2 million doses of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines to Ethiopia, giving a boost to the East African nation's vaccination efforts.

Kungu Al-Mahadi Adam (2022-01-21). Abiy Ahmed: GERD won't only benefit Ethiopia but Sudan and Egypt too. plusnews.ug The Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Dr Abiy Ahmed, has revealed that the Grand Ethiopia Renaissance Dam (GERD) built by Ethiopia on the Blue Nile will not only benefit the people of Ethiopia but also the downstream countries Egypt and Sudan. The giant hydropower dam, when completed will become Africa's largest hydroelectric power generator and the …

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-21). Iran, China, Russia warships fired naval targets successfully. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 21 (MNA) — In a trilateral Combined Naval Drill entitled "Maritime Security Belt 2022", Iranian, Russian and Chinese warships fired towards naval targets successfully.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-21). Kenya voices readiness to welcome Iranian investors. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 21 (MNA) — The Economic Attaché of Kenyan Embassy to the Islamic Republic of Iran announced that his country is ready to attract Iranian investors eagerly.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-01-21). Destabilization of Ukraine: "Washington Needs a War and is Trying to Drag Russia into One" libya360.wordpress.com Alexander Lemoine The International Center for Strategic Intelligence (ICSI) decreed in mid-January in Ukraine the red risk level (penultimate), which means an extreme probability of a crisis and serious conflict, travel to this country is not recommended. ICSI raised the risk level after the failure of diplomatic negotiations between Nato and Russia. According to the…

_____ (2022-01-21). Is Perfidious Erdogan Destroying Russia for The Great Turan? journal-neo.org Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is notorious for slippery dealings with supposed allies whether NATO or the EU. However his greatest perfidy seems now to be directed against Turkey's relationship with Putin's Russia. Over the past two or more years in its dealings with Ukraine, Armenia, Syria, Libya and now most recently, in the failed …

Global Research News (2022-01-21). Global Research Weekender: Will Ukraine be Russia-NATO's War Theatre? globalresearch.ca The recent US-Russia strategic dialogue on Ukraine has been anything but successful, only raising tensions between Moscow and Washington. Demands from Moscow fell on deaf ears as Washington escalates its war propaganda which constitutes the pretext for war in the …

WSWS (2022-01-21). Canadian foreign minister's Ukraine visit underscores Ottawa's backing for US-led war drive against Russia. wsws.org Joly went out of her way to proclaim Canada's support for Ukraine joining NATO, a move Moscow would consider akin to an open declaration of war.

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-21). Czech Republic to provide Ukraine with weapons, ammunition. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Czech Republic ready to supply Ukraine with weapons, ammunition Defense Minister of the Czech Republic Jana ƒåernochová reaffirmed the government's readiness to supply Ukraine with military material…. *** At the same time, the minister noted that the supply of arms or ammunition to Ukraine should be coordinated with other countries, including Visegrad countries [the Czech …

Staff (2022-01-21). Headlines for January 21, 2022. democracynow.org U.S. Secretary of State Meets Russian Counterpart Amid Impasse over Buildup on Ukraine Border, Jan. 6 Committee Asks Ivanka Trump to Testify; Georgia DA Requests Grand Jury for Trump Probe, Jamaal Bowman Among 28 Arrested at Peaceful Voting Rights Protest, Sen. Mitch McConnell Suggests Black Voters Are Not "Americans", Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Proposes First-of-Its-Kind Election Police Force, FBI Searches Home of Arizona Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar, U.S. Bombed Syrian Dam in 2017 Despite Warning That Tens of Thousands Could Die, Market Explosion in Lahore, Pakistan, Kills 3 People, Massive Blast and Fire Kills…

sputniknews (2022-01-21). UK Dispatches 30 Elite Troops to Ukraine Amid Escalation Fears, Reports Suggest. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The United Kingdom has sent a group of around 30 elite troops to Ukraine to train the country's armed forces on anti-tank weapons transferred to Kiev by London amid concerns about the escalation of the Ukrainian crisis, Sky News reported.

Staff (2022-01-21). ACLU Lawyer: Biden Is "Hiding Behind CDC" to Keep Pushing Trump-Era Anti-Immigrant Title 42 Policy. democracynow.org As the Biden administration marks its first year in office this week, we look at the president's ongoing defense of Trump-era anti-immigration policies. Department of Justice lawyers were in court Wednesday to defend the Trump-era order known as Title 42, which has been used to expel hundreds of thousands of migrants at the border without screening them for asylum. The policy was touted as a way to control the spread of COVID-19, even though top CDC officials say it's not needed to contain the virus. We speak with the ACLU's Lee Gelernt, who is the lead lawyer challenging the Biden administration's use of Title 4…

Gideon Polya (2022-01-21). Responses to Israeli and South African Apartheid. dissidentvoice.org Paul Fletcher, Australian Federal Minister for the Arts, in an article entitled "Festival boycott the futile work of 'useful idiots'" (The Australian, 21/1/2022) falsely stated: "When Australians look at Israel, what they see is the only multi-party democracy in the Middle East — not an "apartheid state"". The facts: (1). Notwithstanding a century-long Palestinian Genocide …

Jews United for Democracy & JCA (2022-01-21). Wednesday 1/26: Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism w/ Historian A. Appelbaum. indybay.org Online event (FREE)…

ecns.cn (2022-01-21). HK's prosperity, stability brook no interference: commissioner's office of Chinese foreign ministry in HK. ecns.cn The Office of the Commissioner of the Chinese Foreign Ministry in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) on Friday strongly disapproved of and firmly rejected the so-called Hong Kong-related resolution of the European Parliament, which smeared Hong Kong's democracy and freedom, called for sanctions against central government and HKSAR government officials, and asked for boycott of Beijing Winter Olympic Games.

Staff (2022-01-21). Afghanistan Faces "Tsunami of Hunger" as U.S. Sanctions Crash Country's Economy. democracynow.org The World Food Program has warned Afghanistan faces a "tsunami of hunger" as the economy continues to collapse, due in part to U.S. sanctions and the freezing of Afghan assets following the Taliban takeover of Kabul. Meanwhile, President Biden once again defended his decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan on Wednesday without acknowledging the humanitarian crisis that followed his exit. We speak with journalist Jane Ferguson, who recently traveled to Afghanistan to report on the collapse of basic government services and the various factors that led to the collapse of the economy, which she says was "co…

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-01-21). 'I Have Always Had Black America's Back': Black America Responds To Biden's Press Conference. moguldom.com President Joe Biden held a press conference on Wednesday, Jan. 19, during which he reiterated his claim to have Black America's back — particularly in the area of voting rights — despite being unable to get critical voting rights legislation passed. At one point during the conference, NBC's Kristen Welker, relayed the frustration she'd heard …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-01-21). A Silent Turkish-Russian Standoff in Kazakhstan. libya360.wordpress.com Yeghia Tashjian Recent turmoil in Kazakhstan highlighted another Russian-Turkish fault line in Central Asia Photo Credit: The Cradle Turkey's dream of a common army for Turkic countries may have been dashed by the quick Russian-led CSTO operation to subdue violent unrest in Kazakhstan early this year. Long seen as the pole of stability in Central Asia,…

_____ (2022-01-21). What does the Future Hold for the Arab World in Transition? journal-neo.org For most of the past decade, the Arab world has been facing many complicated, although at times overlapping problems, as it struggled to overcome political turmoil and historical transition that followed the 2011 Arab spring and its ramifications. It seems that the dramatic events that changed the region mark an important milestone in the modern …

Ana Perdigón (2022-01-21). Maduro and Putin Ratify Multidimensional Alliance During Phone Call. orinocotribune.com The President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, held a telephone call with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, in which they ratified the multidimensional alliance between both nations. | Both leaders provided updates on the advances in cooperation on a wide range of issues, and highlighted that there has been an increase of 12% in commercial exchange. | They also highlighted advances in economic, health, and military issues, in addition to increased air connectivity between Caracas and Moscow. | President Maduro took advantage of the telephone conversation to thank Russia for its support in the fight against th…

Ashley Curtin (2022-01-21). EPA to require Midwestern utilities clean up coal ash waste. nationofchange.org The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold utilities in several Midwestern states accountable for coal ash waste. The agency announced it will require these utilities to clean up their coal ash waste. Coal ash waste, produced by coal-burning power plants, has been dumped into giant pits or ponds for decades. But coal ash waste is …

Derek Royden (2022-01-21). Promises kept? Joe Biden's first year at home and abroad. nationofchange.org When President Biden's victory in the 2020 presidential election was followed by the election of two Democratic senators in Georgia, it looked like his Democratic Party, with total control of the country's federal government, would be able to make big changes demanded by a majority of American voters. It also appeared that the progressive wing …

Editor2 (2022-01-21). Al-Haq Condemns Attack by the Israeli Occupying Forces on Birzeit University Students. orinocotribune.com On Monday afternoon, on 10 January 2022, the Israeli Occupying Forces (IOF) raided Birzeit University campus, north of Ramallah, arresting five students in front of the eastern university entrance.Approximately 14 members of the IOF, some with regular uniforms and others from special forces, some of whom were masked, attacked student representatives as they attended a meeting of student unions (political fractions) in Birzeit University. Local sources say that the IOF drove a white windowless van, usually used for moving goods, with a Palestinian registration plate to access the grounds of the university campus,…

Jenny Farrell (2022-01-21). On 'The Tragedy of Macbeth,' prompted by film director Joel Coen's latest iteration. peoplesworld.org Of all Shakespeare's tragedies, Macbeth is perhaps the most strikingly modern. When one considers what Hamlet, King Lear, Othello, and Macbeth, written between 1600 and 1606, have in common as an overarching theme, it is this: they all center on the crucial conflict of early capitalism between the Renaissance humanist ideal on the one hand …

Lillian House (2022-01-21). Roe v. Wade 49th anniversary—much is at stake. liberationnews.org Ever since the landmark 1973 case, reactionary forces have waged a war to reverse this decision by any means necessary.

Special to People's World (2022-01-21). Interfaith Tu B'Shvat seder for peace features Jewish and Arab voices. peoplesworld.org

Staff (2022-01-21). VIDEO: David Swanson Discussed the U.S. Economy and Government. davidswanson.org

Marie Kelly (2022-01-21). As COVID-19 rages, nurses organize day of action. workers.org Members of the largest nurses' union, National Nurses United (NNU), as well as RNs from other unions, organized A Day of Action to Protect Nurses in 11 states across the country Jan. 13. The day, which began with a virtual press conference, ended with a candlelight vigil in front of . . . |

Workers World Party (2022-01-21). The struggle for reproductive justice is a struggle against capitalism: A 10-point fightback program. workers.org The Women and Oppressed Gender Caucus of Workers World Party issued the following statement and program on the 49th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision. Email the caucus at women-gender-wwp@workers.org As a result of a hard-fought mass movement, the U.S. Supreme Court issued the landmark ruling in Roe v. . . . |

_____ (2022-01-21). Carrying on the Chronicles of the Taiwan Issue. journal-neo.org The last article on the Taiwan issue in NEO focused on the referendum held on December 18 2021, on four questions. Of those four questions, only one has any real foreign policy implications, touching as it does on the relations between Taiwan's current leadership and Washington, its main supporter in the international community. The referendum …

Ann Brown (2022-01-21). Lawyer Hakeem Muhammad And D Rose Podcast Unpack Drill Rap, Profit, And Self-Destruction. moguldom.com Drill rap is celebrated the world over, but it is also roundly criticized for glorying violence. Back in the day, even message hip-hop was called into question for voicing images of despair in the Black American community. The debate continues: are the messengers to blame for the lyrics, or is society to blame for providing …

Ann Brown (2022-01-21). Top Analyst Darius Dale: More Pain Coming For Bitcoin Price, Potential 80-90% Haircut From All-Time High. moguldom.com Darius Dale, bitcoin, crypto, Markets and EconomyME, 42 Macro,podcast, podcast ,Anthony Pompliano,worst case scenario, Bitcoin prices have always been volatile with drastic upswings and deep lows. Since reaching its all-time high of $68,700 in November 2021, the No. 1 cryptocurrency is down by around 45 percent. In the 24 hours between Jan. 20 and Jan. …

Barry Summers (2022-01-21). Military Spy Drones: How Domestic U.S. Drone Integration is Propelling Next Wave of Killer Drone Proliferation. covertactionmagazine.com Drones, or Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), were developed for war. The idea was first conceived in World War I and …

Dana Sanchez (2022-01-21). Bitcoin Slices Through $40K Support Like Butter Following Stock Market Losses. moguldom.com The price of Bitcoin dropped below the key $40,000 level, hitting $37,884 at 7: 45 a.m. EST on Jan. 21, down 9.8 percent in the last 24 hours and more than 21 percent in the last 30 days, as a global market selloff spreads to cryptocurrencies. Wall Street's major indexes dropped into negative territory Thursday. The …

Dean Baker (2022-01-21). Are Used Car Prices Bankrupting Workers? cepr.net The news media have been constantly hyping inflation in recent months. While everyone has been seeing the huge rise in gas prices over the last year (that's what happens when the world reopens after a pandemic), used car prices have risen almost as rapidly. From December 2020 to December 2021 they rose 37.3 percent. This accounted for 1.03 percentage points of the 7.0 percent overall inflation in the last year. | We know the story of these price increases. A fire in a semiconductor plant in Japan has created a worldwide shortage of semiconductors, which has slowed car production. With people unable to get new car…

Editor2 (2022-01-21). One Island Becoming a Mecca for Crypto Millionaires. orinocotribune.com Bitcoin enthusiasts are flocking to Puerto Rico, thanks to tax breaks and an island lifestyle | The US territory of Puerto Rico has become the new hot destination for cryptocurrency entrepreneurs as it has crypto-friendly policies, including huge tax breaks to those who spend at least 183 days on the island each year. | US citizens can hold on to their American passports while not having to pay any taxes on capital gains. | "That's where all my friends are. I don't have one friend left in New York, and maybe the pandemic accelerated this, but every single one of them has moved to Puerto Rico," crypto entrepreneur…

Editor (2022-01-21). A place of hope in a time of spiralling crisis. mronline.org South Africa has many moments in its long history of struggle that are recognised internationally as turning points. These include the Sharpeville massacre in 1960, the Soweto uprising in 1976 and Nelson Mandela's release from prison in 1990.

Editor (2022-01-21). Lenin's Socialism — From the Perspective of the Future: Some considerations. mronline.org Lenin's theory of socialism directly derives from the views of Marx and Engels, and it is manifest in his famous work, 'The State and Revolution.'

Editor (2022-01-21). The 700,000 Club: Joe Biden's Deportation Frenzy. mronline.org In under a year, the Biden regime has detained and deported more asylum seekers than his predecessor, demonstrating that there is an alignment among the U.S. political elites—of both parties—when it comes to creating and enforcing racist, inhumane laws.

In Defense of Liberation! (2022-01-21). We Must Fight, We Must Resist w/Zitkato, cohost of Bands of Turtle Island! anchor.fm Yet another great episode with the host of Bands of Turtle Island, Zitkato! Hope you enjoy it! Check out Zitkato's stuff: Patreon is "Zitkato's Research and Podcasting" and other content can or will be found on Jacobin, the Real News Network, Red Media, and Bands of Turtle Island! If you're interested in donating, please reach out to indefenseofliberation@gmail.com

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-01-21). Bolsonaro Declared Persona Non Grata in Guyana. libya360.wordpress.com January 21st, 2022 We, the undersigned organizations and individuals wish to register our strong opposition to the official visit of Brazil's President, Jair Bolsonaro to Guyana, and the Government's plan to strengthen ties with Bolsonaro's regime. Well known for his racist and neo-fascist views and policies, Jair Bolsonaro has created a nightmare scenario for Indigenous…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-01-21). China Launches Global South Economic Alliance to Challenge US 'Unilateralism' and 'Cold-War Mentality'. libya360.wordpress.com Benjamin Norton China is leading an international effort to develop alliances to counter US hegemony. In March 2021, 17 nations — many led by anti-imperialist and progressive governments, including Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, and Bolivia among others — formed a diplomatic alliance called the Group of Friends in Defense of the Charter of the United Nations,…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-01-21). NATO's Tentacles from Europe to Latin America. libya360.wordpress.com Geraldina Colotti Colombian President Duque welcomes NATO International analysts are often, and understandably, asked whether there will be a change in U.S. foreign policy depending on whether a Republican or Democratic president rules the White House. Since, for a Marxist, it is always a good idea to flee from Manichaeism and look at the concrete…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-01-21). Nicaragua: A Renewed Partnership with China Defangs US Regime Change Tactics. libya360.wordpress.com Ben Gutman In a bold and consequential decision with rippling geopolitical implications, Nicaragua recognized the "One-China Principle" and resumed diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China (PRC) for the first time since the beginning of the neoliberal period in 1990.[1] This was announced December 9, 2021 shortly after a meeting of the China-CELAC Forum in…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-01-21). Revolutionaries Killed in Sudan. libya360.wordpress.com Sara Abbas Following the murder of revolutionaries this week, Sudan's resistance committees called for civil disobedience and a general strike. Sara Abbas writes about the massacre of revolutionaries on 17 January. We also include the joint statement of the Khartoum State Resistance Committees Coordination. This week has been incredibly painful for Sudan. On Monday seven…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-01-21). The Economics of the Sandinista Revolution in 2022. libya360.wordpress.com Kawsachun News Minister of Economy and Finance of Nicaragua, Ivan Acosta, in interview with Kawsachun News in Managua. January 14, 2022. Nicaragua ended 2021 with extraordinary results in the economy, highly positive results in production and is leading economic growth in the region after three difficult years during which it faced a coup attempt, two…

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-01-21). The King of Black Male Studies, Dr. Tommy Curry, Wins Oxford University Press Award For 'Best Of Philosophy'. moguldom.com Dr. Tommy Curry — a renowned scholar, author and philosophy professor who focuses on Africana and Black male studies — has been recognized by the Oxford University Press for one of his recent works. Curry's scholarly paper — "Must There Be an Empirical Basis for the Theorization of Racialized Subjects in Race-Gender Theory?" — received …

Johanna Kichton (2022-01-21). 30+ Global Justice Organizations Urge Congress to Pass Bill Focused on Cooperation Between U.S. and China. peoplesaction.org Amid Rising Global Tension, Groups Caution Congress From Finalizing Bill That Would Exacerbate U.S.-China Antagonism and Promote Militarism at Home and Abroad Contact: Johanna Kichton, press@peoplesaction.org, 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—A coalition of more than thirty global justice organizations led by Justice is Global, Win Without War, and Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft today sent a letter …

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2022-01-21). Diosdado Cabello Announces Changes in Regional PSUV Leadership. orinocotribune.com The United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) entered a stage of restructuring and adequacy of forces, as reported this Wednesday, January 19, by the first vice president of the revolutionary political party, deputy Diosdado Cabello. | During the 371st broadcast of his TV show Con el Mazo Dando, broadcasted on radio, television and digital platforms, Cabello expressed that they have already taken the first steps to renew the red awning at different labels, in accordance with the guidelines recently issued by the head of state and president of the Party, Nicolás Maduro Moros. | "The Party will adapt to these time…

Kevin Mwanza (2022-01-21). Russian Central Bank Proposes Ban on Crypto And Crypto Mining, Says It Looks Like Pyramid Schemes. moguldom.com Russia, the third-largest crypto mining nation in the world, has proposed a ban on the use and creation of all cryptocurrencies domestically, citing threats to its monetary policy sovereignty, financial stability and citizens' wellbeing. In a report published Jan. 20, the Bank of Russia said the crypto market is showing "signs of a financial pyramid …

Michael F. Brown (2022-01-21). Extremists want Palestine rights advocate fired from NYC position. electronicintifada.net Morton Klein and Dov Hikind attack Naomi Dann over her previous work with Jewish Voice for Peace.

Rann Miller (2022-01-21). Opinion: Empty Gestures From Democrats Equate To Unfulfilled Promises. moguldom.com When talk of putting Harriet Tubman on the $20 dollar bill surfaced, initially, I was happy. I was excited. For one because I believe that Harriet Tubman is the greatest hero in the history of the United States. Also, because of the prospect of no longer having to see Andrew Jackson's face. But after the …

rebekah (2022-01-21). Care Workers Are Not Giving up on Build Back Better. inequality.org

Dr. Gian Singh (2022-01-21). Rapidly Growing Economic Inequalities in India. asia-pacificresearch.com

WSWS (2022-01-21). West Bengal adopts mass infection policy amid India's COVID-19 surge. wsws.org The disaster unleashed by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's reckless policies in the current surge of the pandemic implicates the entire ruling establishment.

Labor Video Project (2022-01-21). Clover & The Class War In South Africa With GIWUSA President Mametlwe Sebei. indybay.org Five thousand workers at the Clover Dairy company in South Africa are fighting an Israeli billionaire family the Wertheim's who have taken over the company and have cut wages and threatened thousands of layoffs. South African unions are calling for an international day of solidarity at all Israeli consulates and embassies, South African embassies and consulates and all franchises of Coca-Cola…

ecns.cn (2022-01-21). Giant tiger sculpture unveiled in Chongqing. ecns.cn A giant tiger sculpture is unveiled at Three Gorges square, Shapingba District, Chongqing, Jan. 21, 2022. As the Year of the Tiger is approaching, the sculpture has attracted lots of visitors.

ecns.cn (2022-01-21). More students stick to winter sport practice in rural China. ecns.cn Since the winter vacation started, a fishing pond in Pingluo County of northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region has always been full of cheers and laughter between 10 a.m."In the past two years, I hardly get cold and also met many friends, which is much more fun than staying at home alone," she said.

Ricardo Orozco (2022-01-21). øQuién representa a México en el exterior? globalizacion.ca Esta semana, la Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores (SER) hizo público que entre su personal diplomático se llevarían a cabo una serie de adecuaciones, entre las cuales se hallan dieciséis designaciones para representaciones de México en el exterior, realizadas por el…

Jim McIlroy (2022-01-21). Environmentalists slam Kurri Kurri gas power plant approval. greenleft.org.au Environmentalists have slammed the NSW government's decision to approve the gas turbine power station at Kurri Kurri in the Hunter Valley. Jim McIlroy reports.

Slingshot collective (2022-01-21). Sunday 2/6: Slingshot new volunteer meeting / article brainstorm for issue #135. indybay.org Long Haul infoshop – 3124 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley, CA 94705 – 510 540 0751 – 2 blocks from Ashby BART – corner of Shattuck and Woolsey across from La Pena…

teleSUR, JGN (2022-01-21). Pdte. de México recibe a secretaria de Energía de EE.UU. telesurtv.net El mandatario mexicano calificó de "cordial" la conversación sostenida con Granholm, que tuvo lugar en Palacio Nacional.

WSWS (2022-01-21). Australia: Shepparton resident supports Global Workers' Inquest and speaks on "living with the virus" in regional community. wsws.org "I fully support the Global Workers' Inquest and it is my hope that it will shine a light on the most selfish and uncaring of our 'leaders' for their direct action or intentional inaction, so they may be judged for profiteering from the people's pain."

ecns.cn (2022-01-21). Deliveries of C919 aircraft expected to take off in 2022: report. ecns.cn Deliveries of the Chinese-developed narrow-body C919 aircraft are expected to take off in 2022, an official from the plane manufacturer said on Wednesday, as it is on track to obtain the certification from the aviation regulator.

ecns.cn (2022-01-21). Cambodia supports Beijing Winter Olympics, opposes politicization of sports. ecns.cn The Cambodian government has taken a stand to defend the Beijing Olympic Winter Games and said it would continue to object to all forms of politicization of sports, local media reported on Friday, citing senior officials.

Staff (2022-01-21). January 6 riot at the Capitol to be turned into a movie. rt.com 'J6' is set to depict the events in a "harrowing and terrifying" feature film | The January 6 Capitol Hill riot that shook the US in 2021 is to be adapted into a Hollywood film called 'J6', and will retell the story from a ground-level perspective. According to entertainment-news outlet Deadline, it will be scripted and directed by Billy Ray, who worked on 'The Hunger Games', 'Terminator: Dark Fate' and anti-Trump miniseries 'The Comey Rule', and produced by 'Don't Look Up' and 'The Big Short' director Adam McKay. | Ray said he'd been inspired to tell the story of the police officers who responded to the riot…

_____ (2022-01-21). Ready for Another Game of Russian Roulette? strategic-culture.org By H. Bruce FRANKLIN | As the U.S. moves nuclear forces closer and closer to the border of Russia, and as our corporate media bang their war drums louder and louder, does anyone remember the Cuban missile crisis? | In June of 1961, just three months after the Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba was defeated, the United States began the deployment of fifteen Jupiter nuclear missiles to Turkey, which shared a border with the Soviet Union. Each missile, armed with a W49 1.4 megaton thermonuclear warhead, was equivalent to 175 Hiroshima bombs. With their fifteen-hundred-mile range, the missiles were capable of annihilating…

sputniknews (2022-01-21). Watch Indian Navy Personnel Shake a Leg to Bollywood Song During Republic Day Parade Rehearsal. sputniknews.com On 26 January, India commemorates its Republic Day when the Indian Constitution came into effect in 1950. The national holiday is marked by a parade on the historic Rajpath road in New Delhi to showcase the country's military might.

David Sirota (2022-01-21). 1/25 Live Chat: The Author Of "Davos Man" dailyposter.com

WSWS (2022-01-21). Australian state and federal governments confirm school reopening plan amid record COVID infections. wsws.org The prime minister yesterday continued to bluntly emphasise that the overriding reason that schools had to be forced open was to ensure that workers remained in their work places.

Stephen Zunes (2022-01-21). Biden's Dangerous Refusal to Reverse Trump's Western Sahara Policy. fpif.org In his final weeks in office, President Donald Trump stunned the international community in formally recognizing Western Sahara as part of Morocco. Morocco has occupied much of its southern neighbor since 1975, when it invaded and annexed the former Spanish colony in defiance of the United Nations Security Council and a landmark ruling of the International Court of Justice. | Most observers believed that, as with some of Trump's other impetuous foreign policy decisions, President Joe Biden would reverse it soon after coming to office. However, much to the disappointment of bipartisan congressional leaders, career…

Editor (2022-01-21). Lee Camp: Pentagon Fails Audit AGAIN! scheerpost.com The Pentagon has a long history of budgetary waste and fraud. They've failed every financial audit they've ever had by mind-blowingly large margins. Fortunately for the war hawks the corporate media has helped the Pentagon cover up their actions. Lee Camp hates to repeat himself but this story requires it because the Pentagon keeps on pouring trillions into military violence so he shines his spotlight back onto the military industrial complex to open this episode. | Lee CampLee Camp is the host of the hit comedy news show "

ecns.cn (2022-01-21). China, Germany pledge to deepen cooperation in various fields. ecns.cn Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi held talks on Thursday with his new German counterpart Annalena Baerbock via video link, with the two sides vowing to deepen cooperation in various fields.

Sue Bolton (2022-01-21). Vale Vivian Podesser Malo — fearless campaigner for justice. greenleft.org.au Gooniyandi woman Vivian Podesser Malo was a courageous fighter for justice, writes Sue Bolton.

sputniknews (2022-01-21). Tory Rebels Reportedly Mull Publishing 'Blackmail' Messages From Whips to Prove Intimidation Claims. sputniknews.com On Thursday, Boris Johnson rejected allegations of blackmail and intimidation of Tory MPs pushing for a no-confidence vote in the UK prime minister amid the "partygate" scandal by his staff raised earlier in the day by top Conservative William Wragg.

ecns.cn (2022-01-21). New Zealand announces further help for tsunami-hit Tonga. ecns.cn New Zealand is giving an additional 2 million New Zealand dollars (1.35 million U.S. dollars) in humanitarian funding for Tonga as the country recovers from volcanic eruptions and tsunami, senior officials said on Friday.

teleSUR, jaa, HIM (2022-01-21). Pdte. de Perú firma decreto que declara de interés nacional emergencia climática. telesurtv.net El derrame en la zona de Ventanilla ha afectado más de 20 playas, y cientos de miles de kilómetros de litoral.

sputniknews (2022-01-21). Google Spending to Influence US Congress Grew 27% in 2021. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Google spending on lobbyists to influence politicians in Washington grew by more than 27 percent versus the previous year, newly posted federal filings revealed.

ecns.cn (2022-01-21). China's Wing Loong large UAV family embraces new all-composite model. ecns.cn China's independently-developed Wing Loong large unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) family has embraced a new model which is made by all-composite materials, announced its developer Friday.

Staff (2022-01-21). La erupción del volcán de Tonga fue la más ruidosa desde la del volcán indonesio Krakatoa en 1883. cubadebate.cu Debido a las ondas de "baja frecuencia" provocadas por la erupción, que pueden viajar a "miles de kilómetros de distancia desde la fuente" la explosión del volcán tongano sería catalogada como la "más escuchada" del mundo. Un fenómeno natural provocado por un volcán de tal fuerza que no se registraba desde la erupción del volcán Krakatoa, entre las islas indonesia de Sumatra y Java, cuya explosión en 1883 causó un tsunami con olas de hasta 40 metros e hizo que la temperatura mundial bajara 1.2 grados.

Staff (2022-01-21). World's longest high-speed railway network to get longer still. rt.com By 2025, China's super-fast infrastructure will have been expanded by nearly a third | China plans to extend the length of its high-speed railway network to 50,000 kilometers (31,070 miles) by 2025, according to a new five-year transport plan issued this week by the State Council. The network will be 12,000km longer than at the end of 2020. | The expansion is so vast, it exceeds the combined length of high-speed rail networks in Spain, Japan, France, Germany, and Finland. The total length of those nations' networks was 11,954km last year, according to data from the International Union of Railways. | Analysts s…

teleSUR, DRL (2022-01-21). Nuevo bombardeo de Arabia Saudí a Yemen deja 25 muertos. telesurtv.net Tras el ataque contra el edificio de una compañía telefónica, Yemen registró una caída de internet en todo el país.

Staff (2022-01-21). New 'Mission: Impossible' invokes decades-old CIA-Hollywood link. rt.com The upcoming 'Mission: Impossible 8' has the curious working title 'Scorpio' — the same as the first movie allowed access to film at the CIA headquarters | Recent editions of

Staff (2022-01-21). Madrid y Athletic en cuartos, Baràßa eliminado en Copa del Rey. cubadebate.cu Los merengues firmaron su pase a cuartos frente al Elche, en tanto el Athletic Club de Bilbao eliminó al equipo de Xavi por el pase a esa instancia. Fue una tarde de prórrogas donde el Athletic Club de Bilbao se redimía de su caída en Supercopa frente a un Madrid que hoy también se apuntaba a los cuartos de Copa del Rey mientras el Baràßa compraba el boleto a casa.

WSWS (2022-01-21). As Omicron rages through US workplaces, 8.8 million workers were off sick in early January. wsws.org The number out on sick leave represents 6 percent of the total workforce and does not include another 3.2 million workers staying home due to fear of contracting or spreading COVID-19.

Andrew Korybko (2022-01-21). Lessons to be Learned from Nicaragua's Recognition of Beijing. orinocotribune.com By Andrew Korybko — Jan 17, 2022 | Recognizing Taipei isn't an insurance policy against US meddling; it's a guarantee that US meddling will become institutionalized to the detriment of that country's people. Those governments who begin practicing comparatively more independent policies risk being punished despite still recognizing Taipei exactly as Nicaragua's recently was. | China reopened its embassy in Nicaragua on New Year's Day after it was closed for over thirty years since 1990 following that country's mistaken recognition at the time of the Taiwan Province's rogue authorities. This move follows Manag…

Staff (2022-01-21). 'Death Star' moon could be another place hosting life. rt.com Saturn's moon of Mimas is likely hiding an ocean under its surface where alien life could be found, scientists said | The number of places to search for life in our solar system could be expanded as scientists said they've discovered "compelling evidence" of a "stealth ocean world" on Saturn's icy moon of Mimas. | So far, Saturn's Enceladus and Jupiter's Europa have been considered the prime candidates to host alien life. Both of those icy moons show signs of geologic activity, which suggest that they have an internal heat source that allows the existence of liquid water under the surface. And water is known a…

sputniknews (2022-01-21). US Secretary of State Blinken Holds Press Conference After Meeting With Russian FM Lavrov. sputniknews.com Moscow previously put forward security guarantee proposals to de-escalate Russia-NATO tensions by restricting troop deployments for both sides and putting a halt to the bloc's expansion. Earlier this month, Russia held talks with the US and the alliance regarding the said proposals.

Direct Action Everywhere (2022-01-21). Saturday 1/22: Meetup: What to do if You Find an Injured or Lost Animal. indybay.org Where: ONLINE on Zoom! Link: dxe.io/meetupzoom…

United Against War, Militarism (2022-01-21). Tuesday 1/25: Roundtable Discussion: Political Prisoners. indybay.org Register for our zoom discussion here: bit.ly/3KmbUjj…

Staff (2022-01-21). México ya es dueño de la refinería Deer Park de Texas, EEUU. cubadebate.cu México ya es dueño único de la refinería Deer Park de Houston, Texas, que compartía hasta hoy con la empresa Shell, anunció el director general de Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex), Octavio Romero Oropeza.

WSWS (2022-01-21). Stellantis refusing to distribute supply of N-95 masks to workers at Sterling Stamping Plant. wsws.org Throughout the auto industry, even flimsy surgical masks, inadequate to prevent transmission, are no longer being provided while workers report they are not allowed to bring higher quality N-95 masks from home.

teleSUR, MER (2022-01-21). Denuncian asesinato de otro líder social en Arauca, Colombia. telesurtv.net Indepaz informó que la víctima fue identificada como José Avelino Pérez Ortiz, líder de la Fundación de Derechos Humanos Joel Sierra.

teleSUR, mcs, HIM (2022-01-21). Realizarán desfile inaugural del Carnaval 2022 en Uruguay. telesurtv.net El evento iniciará a las 20H00 (hora local) con un total de 50 representaciones artísticas.

sputniknews (2022-01-21). 'Bat Out of Hell' Singer Meat Loaf Dies Aged 74. sputniknews.com "Bat Out of Hell", released by the musician in 1977 still remains among the 35 best-selling albums in American history, racking up 14 million units, while two of his singles – "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad" and "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" – were certified platinum in 2018.

_____ (2022-01-21). QR Codes Are Dead in Russia. strategic-culture.org One thing the individual can do is resist, and when the majority of the population decides to grind the wheels the engine comes to a halt | The sum of all fears for the average Russian has just been averted. The large packet of totalitarian answers to a problem of questionable magnitude has been booted from the State Duma. There has been an air of dread amongst the populace who were waiting to see if nationwide QR-code legislation would make it into law destroying their lives and businesses to separate those vaccinated from plague ridden riff raff. There was an expectation that some sort of Hegelian Dialectic gam…

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-21). Albania: NATO acquires, to upgrade air base in ninth Eastern European nation. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com In recent months NATO and the U.S. have announced securing new air bases in Latvia, Hungary, Slovakia and Albania. Those acquisitions are in addition to U.S./NATO air bases in Bulgaria, Estonia, Lithuania, Poland and Romania. The latter airfields have been modernized and expanded as will no doubt. the newer ones. That accounts for nine of …

ecns.cn (2022-01-21). Olympic traffic lanes put into use in Beijing. ecns.cn Photo shows two empty traffic lanes in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 21, 2022. The traffic lanes reserved for the exclusive use of Beijing 2022 have been put into use starting from Friday.

Win Without War (2022-01-21). Wednesday 1/19: Making Foreign Policy Work For the People, Not Just Special Interest Elites. indybay.org Online event…

teleSUR, lvm, MER (2022-01-21). Siria y Rusia reiteran compromiso de fortalecer cooperación. telesurtv.net El jefe de Estado sirio valoró como inmoral la actitud de algunos países contra Rusia en la actualidad.

sputniknews (2022-01-21). Russian FM Lavrov Holds Presser After Meeting With US Secretary of State Blinken. sputniknews.com Russia and the US held negotiations earlier this month, as Moscow offered to limit troop deployments for both sides and stop NATO's eastward expansion to put an end to tensions.

teleSUR (2022-01-21). Volcano Turrialba Eruption Forces Park Closure in Costa Rica. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, Costa Rica's National System of Conservation Areas (SNAC) reinforced vigilance over the Turrialba volcano and closed the Turrialba National Park to avoid risky situations due to the increase in eruptions that began on Monday. | RELATED: | The Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (OVSICORI) catalogued the event as the most active of the last two years and observed several eruptive p…

teleSUR, DRL (2022-01-21). Rusia espera respuesta de EE.UU. sobre garantías de seguridad. telesurtv.net Los cancilleres de Rusia y EE.UU. calificaron de franca y sustancial la reunión bilateral en Ginebra de este viernes.

Haymarket Books (2022-01-21). Wednesday 1/19: US Labor on the Move: The Union Labor Fights Ahead in 2022. indybay.org Online event…

teleSUR, DRL (2022-01-21). Sesiona reunión internacional sobre crisis de Haití. telesurtv.net La cumbre en línea, organizada por Canadá, contará con la participación del primer ministro haitiano, Ariel Henry.

sputniknews (2022-01-21). Putin and Maduro Did Not Discuss Issue of Deployment of Russian Bases in Venezuela. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The issue of the deployment of Russian military bases in Venezuela was not discussed in a recent phone conversation between presidents Vladimir Putin and Nicolas Maduro, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday.

Staff (2022-01-21). UK state pension in 'shameful shambles' — report. rt.com A report from MPs has blamed the UK government for failing to be "transparent" about problems with the state pension payment system | The UK House of Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC) released a scathing Problems with the state pension payment system have resulted in an estimated 134,000 pensioners being underpaid by over £1 billion ($1.36 billion). Of the pensioners imp…

Staff (2022-01-21). US ready to respond to Russia's NATO proposals — Lavrov. rt.com Talks in Geneva saw diplomats discuss Moscow's demands to limit the expansion of NATO | Washington has pledged to respond in writing to Moscow's proposed security guarantees, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has announced following talks with his American counterpart, Secretary of State Antony Blinken. | Speaking to journalists shortly after the meeting in the Swiss city of Geneva on Friday, Lavrov said the US side had set out its initial view on the two draft treaties developed by the Kremlin. "Blinken told me he was satisfied with the exchange we had and that it will help him, he assured us, to issue a…

Staff (2022-01-21). Nuestro socialismo se construye desde la comunidad. cubadebate.cu El Primer Secretario del Comité Central del Partido Comunista, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, recorrió este jueves el barrio Agramonte, como parte de la visita integral del Secretariado a la provincia de Sancti Spíritus. Esta es una de las 43 comunidades vulnerables de ese territorio en las que se realizan transformaciones.

Haymarket Books (2022-01-21). Tuesday 1/18: Understanding E-Carceration: Punitive Survelliance & Carceral Technologies. indybay.org Online event…

David Swanson (2022-01-21). Russian Subs in the Bahamas. warisacrime.org

teleSUR, JGN (2022-01-21). Asesinan a líder social en Nariño, Colombia. telesurtv.net Fundepaz indicó que este es el primer asesinato de un líder social en el departamento de Nariño en lo que va del año 2022.

Jonathan Cook (2022-01-21). No 10 lockdown parties: Why the media are complicit. dissidentvoice.org British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's head is on the chopping block. Each day, the media digs up more embarrassing details of parties hosted at his No 10 residence or other government buildings, in flagrant violation of strict lockdown rules enforced on the rest of the country. Ostensibly, the current furore creates the impression that Britain …

ecns.cn (2022-01-21). China to advance environmental protection equipment industry. ecns.cn China will shore up the environmental protection equipment manufacturing industry amid the country's transformation toward green and low-carbon growth, said the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) on Friday.

WSWS (2022-01-21). The Tragedy of Macbeth: The social order collapses into civil war. wsws.org Joel Coen's new version of Shakespeare's Macbeth presents us with a social tragedy filled with deadly conspiracies and civil strife.

Staff (2022-01-21). Cantante checa Hana Horká muere de COVID-19 tras contagiarse a propósito. cubadebate.cu Hana Horka, cantante del grupo de folk checo Asonance —que se opone a las vacunas contra el covid—, murió este domingo (16.01.2022), con 57 años, después de haber contraído deliberadamente el virus para obtener su pase sanitario, anunció la familia.

sputniknews (2022-01-21). Fifth Time's Not the Charm: Pam Anderson Files for Divorce as Husband Was 'D*ck' to Her, Report Says. sputniknews.com Anderson married Hayhurst, who previously was her bodyguard and a contractor on Christmas Eve in 2020, at her Vancouver Island home. But it appears that the romance has fizzled out due to the pandemic.

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2022-01-21). 2022 California State Capitol Juneteenth Celebration. indybay.org From the back side of Mt. Shastina to the foothills above San Diego in Camp Lockett, our Juneteenth Celebrations honor #Womanity in our ongoing journey towards a greater measure of freedom.

WSWS (2022-01-21). Reports show worsening conditions for Australian youth. wsws.org The studies highlight that living conditions and financial security for young people in Australia were declining even before the pandemic, which has further exacerbated this trend.

Zach Silk (2022-01-21). Bidenomics, One Year Later. indybay.org The Center for American Progress takes a different approach, examining the successes of President Biden's bold economic policies and calling for the continuation and expansion of those policies in the years ahead by making permanent expansions to the safety net, providing rental assistance to families facing down the end of local eviction moratoriums.

Global Research News (2022-01-21). Selected Articles: The 5G Roll Out: EMF Radiation, Devastating Health Impacts, Social and Economic Implications. Crimes Against Humanity? globalresearch.ca By The roll out of the new C-Band 5G service by AT&T and Verizon …

ecns.cn (2022-01-21). China's Jiangsu sees robust air cargo growth since epidemic. ecns.cn East China's Jiangsu province saw its cargo flight sector over the last two years surge by 489.2 percent compared with the level before the COVID-19 epidemic, said the provincial border inspection department.

sputniknews (2022-01-21). Indian PM Modi is the Most Popular Global Leader as BoJo Considered the Most Unpopular, Shows Survey. sputniknews.com Morning Consult has been tracking the weekly approval ratings of leaders in Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States since March 2020. The latest approval ratings are based on responses collected between 13 and 19 January 2022.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-01-21). Lung cancer: It is about more than smoking. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org World Cancer Day is February 4 ROCHESTER, Minn.— World Cancer Day is February 4 and that makes this the ideal time to talk about lung cancer and smoking. Internationally, lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer deaths and the World Health Organization estimates that 90% of cases could be prevented by eliminating tobacco use. People who smoke are at the greatest risk. Smokeless tobacco is also associated with lung cancer. And lung cancer…

Jenny Farrell (2022-01-21). Evidence directly implicates British state in Northern Ireland murders. peoplesworld.org In a report released Jan. 13, Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland Marie Anderson said there was evidence of "collusive behavior" by some British officers in the murder of 19 people and the attempted murder of two others over a four-year period by unionist terror groups. "Operation Greenwich," led by Ms. Anderson, dealt with the activities …

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-21). Spain sending warships to Black Sea, fighter jets to Bulgaria may follow. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Spain sends warships to ward off Russian aggression Spain is sending warships to bolster NATO naval forces in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea and is mulling sending fighter jets to Bulgaria…, Reuters reported. A mine-sweeper is already on the way and a frigate will be sent within three or four days, Spanish Defense Minister …

posted by Norse (2022-01-21). Food Not Bombs Faces New Eviction Threat. indybay.org Food Not Bombs volunteers and those eating with them could be arrested and our equipment stolen by the property speculators on Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 5 PM.from their new location next to University Copy at Cathcart & Pacific. | Their storage area near India Joze is also under threat of seizure.

ecns.cn (2022-01-21). Xi makes instruction on Party building studies. ecns.cn President Xi Jinping has called on scholars to deepen their understanding of the rule of Party building in the new era and further contribute wisdom and strength to advancing related work.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-01-21). What will be the future 'new normal' with COVID-19? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Jan. 21 marks two years since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 was reported in the U.S. In that time, the nation has made strides to keep the virus in check as much as possible with testing, masking, social distancing, vaccines and other precautionary measures. Despite that fact, nearly 850,000 people in the U.S. have died from COVID-19. Will living in a pandemic be the "new normal" for everyone in the future? Or will COVID-19…

Congresswoman Barbara Lee (2022-01-21). Tuesday 1/18: Racial Healing for Justice: Reparations and Transformation hosted by Rep. Barbara Lee. indybay.org Online event…

imperial.ac.uk (2022-01-21). Imperial community 'listen and learn from one another' in history dialogue. imperial.ac.uk Imperial's community dialogue about the College's history and legacy concludes with a staff and student forum on Wednesday 26 January.

WSWS (2022-01-21). High school students stage walkouts in Texas and Colorado amid wave of student protests. wsws.org With more teachers and students getting sick with COVID, students across the country have demanded increased safety measures.

ecns.cn (2022-01-21). Supplies aided by China, the WFP head to Afghanistan. ecns.cn Supplies for Afghanistan aided by China and the World Food Programme (WFP) departed China via the Horgos Port in southwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on Thursday and are expected to arrive in Afghanistan 10 days later.

WSWS (2022-01-21). Peruvian miners strike over COVID surge. wsws.org The miners' action challenges not only the homicidal policies of mine owner Anglo-American, but those of the Castillo government itself.

sputniknews (2022-01-21). Video: Doggy Trapped in Hampshire Mudflats Rescued in 'Crazy' Op by Drone Carrying a Sausage. sputniknews.com Sometimes, animals are just too scared to trust humans, even when we are trying to help them. Luckily, we have some great ways to motivate them: like a toy or a tasty treat!

Next100 (2022-01-21). Tuesday 1/25: Coming Wave of Green Jobs: The Clean Energy Transition & Workforce Equity. indybay.org Online event…

teleSUR (2022-01-21). Colombian Left Starts Process To Elect Presidential Candidates. telesurenglish.net On Friday, Senator Gustavo Petro and environmental activist Francia Marquez announced that they will participate in the primary elections that the "Historic Pact" coalition will hold on March 13 to define its candidate for the presidency of Colombia. | RELATED: | "We will promote the transition from an economy based on fossil fuels to a clean energy one, from a male-dominated society to a democratic system that defends women, f…

WSWS (2022-01-21). German politicians and media intensify war threats against Russia. wsws.org Germany's leading media outlets have been aggressively promoting war against Russia for days. The country's political representatives are now also sharpening their tone.

teleSUR -mcs -HIM (2022-01-21). Brasil aprueba uso de vacuna china anticovid en menores de edad. telesurtv.net Brasil atraviesa por una nueva ola de contagios de Covid-19 ante la expansión de la variante Ómicron.

Jake Johnson (2022-01-21). After Year One, Climate Group Says Biden 'Failing Us'. zcomm.org "Biden can't be the climate leader he claims to be when he is actively conducting major lease sales and lobbying oil states to produce more fossil fuels," said the youth-led Sunrise Movement…

United We Dream (2022-01-21). Thursday 1/20: Call to Action: Twitter Storm Demanding Immigrant Rights w/ United We Dream. indybay.org Online action for immigrant rights…

Angela (2022-01-21). Saturday 1/22: Free virtual screening of the documentary film "The Law in these Parts" indybay.org

teleSUR- jaa -HIM (2022-01-21). Venezolano Eduin Becerra lidera quinta etapa de vuelta al Táchira. telesurtv.net Este viernes se desarrollará la sexta y antepenúltima etapa del clásico ciclístico que se rueda en el venezolano estado de Táchira.

Staff (2022-01-21). 17 dead as rural community flattened. rt.com A lorry carrying explosives collided with a motorcycle, triggering the blast | On Thursday, a motorcycle collided with a truck carrying explosives to a gold mine in the rural settlement of Apiate, in western Ghana, the government said on Friday. The collision set off a blast which flattened a rural town. | Police stated that the motorcycle had fallen under a truck which was on route to the Chirano gold mine, run by Toronto-based Kinross Gold Corporation (K.TO). Kinross said it was monitoring the rescue effort. | In footage shared online, piles of timber can be seen where buildings used to stand. There also app…

imperial.ac.uk (2022-01-21). Imperial researchers help inform the development of the National AI White Paper. imperial.ac.uk The Forum organised a roundtable with Imperial researchers and the government Office for AI to discuss the government's upcoming AI White Paper…

teleSUR (2022-01-21). China Fires Up Growth Engines Under Economic 'Triple Pressure'. telesurenglish.net China's year-on-year economic growth in 2021 was the best in around a decade, although a complicated external environment and the evolving COVID-19 epidemic continued to weigh on the world's second-largest economy. | RELATED: | Gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 8.1 percent year on year last year, outstripping the government's target. However, there are still challenges on the horizon, with sporadic COVID-19 cases c…

WSWS (2022-01-21). San Diego sanitation workers' strike ends with sellout contract. wsws.org After a month on strike, sanitation workers returned to their jobs as a result of pressure from city officials and the Teamsters union.

Staff (2022-01-21). Youngster 'can't stop smiling' after dumping out defending champ Osaka. rt.com Amanda Anisimova outlasted defending champion Naomi Osaka in a thriller at the Australian Open | Amanda Anisimova pulled off a major upset in Melbourne as the 20-year-old American defeated defending Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka in a back-and-forth thriller – and she could hardly contain her excitement afterwards. | Osaka, the two-time winner of the Melbourne Grand Slam, was expected to make light work of an opponent ranked almost 50 places beneath her, particularly after the Japanese star had impressed in her two matches so far in the tournament after returning from two separate breaks from the sport l…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-01-21). Consumer Health: Blood donation saves lives; are you a donor? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org January is National Blood Donor Month, which makes this a good time to become a blood donor. Nearly 16 million blood components are transfused each year in the U.S., according to the American Red Cross. Daily needs include 29,000 units of red blood cells, 5,000 units of platelets and 6,500 units of plasma. People need a blood transfusion for many reasons. Some may need blood during surgery. Others depend on it after an accident or because they…

teleSUR- jaa -HIM (2022-01-21). Autoridades de Costa Rica declaran en erupción al volcán Turrialba. telesurtv.net El Parque Nacional Volcán Turrialba ha cerrado temporalmente hasta que las autoridades recomienden su reapertura.

teleSUR, lvm, MER (2022-01-21). Gobierno francés prevé levantar algunas restricciones por Covid-19. telesurtv.net Una de las medidas que prevé eliminar el Gobierno francés es el uso obligatorio de la mascarilla.

teleSUR -HIM (2022-01-21). Ratifican eficacia de Sputnik V ante cepa àìmicron de Covid-19. telesurtv.net En individuos con elevados niveles de anticuerpos generados por ambas vacunas, el 100 por ciento de los inmunizados con Sputnik V neutralizó Ómicron, por el 83.3 de Pfizer.

ecns.cn (2022-01-21). Outbreak effectively controlled in Tianjin. ecns.cn The outbreak of the Omicron strain of COVID-19 has been effectively controlled in Tianjin, a senior official said on Friday. But relevant departments will not let their guard down, and residents, too, should not be careless, Gu Qing, deputy secretary general of Tianjin municipality, said at news conference.

teleSUR -mcs -HIM (2022-01-21). Italia registra 2.266 decesos por Covid-19 en la última semana. telesurtv.net Las autoridades sanitarias indican que la nación europea es uno de los países con una elevada tasa de letalidad.

KQED (2022-01-21). Thursday 2/3: What You Can Do About Climate Change Teach-in w/ KQED. indybay.org Online teach-in via livestream…

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-21). Raeisi hopes Moscow visit be turning point in boosting ties. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 21 (MNA) — It is hoped that visit to the Russian capital Moscow would be a turning point in strengthening and enhancing bilateral relations between the two countries of Iran and Russia, Iran's president Ebrahim Raeisi said.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-21). Briefing on Iran's daily developments. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 21 (MNA) — The following are the Islamic Republic of Iran's latest developments in the last 24 hours.

sputniknews (2022-01-21). Netflix's Net Profit Increases 1.8 Times to $5.1Bln in 2021. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – American streaming service Netflix said that its net profit increased 1.8 times in annual terms in 2021 and reached $5.116 billion.

Farrah Hassen (2022-01-21). Gitmo's Shameful Twentieth Anniversary. zcomm.org It is time for President Biden to turn the page once and for all on this sordid chapter in our nation's history…

Staff (2022-01-21). Premios àìscar registran el menor número de películas aspirantes a mejor filme del año en una década. cubadebate.cu Un total de 276 películas compiten para ser nominadas al àìscar al mejor filme del año, la categoría más importante de los premios de la Academia de Hollywood, lo que supone el menor registro de los últimos diez años debido a la pandemia. El listado oficial de nominados se conocerá el 8 de febrero.

Editor2 (2022-01-21). Latin America Will Continue to Distance Itself from the United States. orinocotribune.com By Mikhail Gamandiy-Egorov — Jan 18, 2022 | At a time when Washington and its Western allies are attempting to maintain a resolutely unilateralist approach, the Latin American countries that the United States has too long regarded as its backyard continue to deepen their strategic ties with the main pro-multipolar forces. | Sovereignist and pro-multipolar causes are increasingly gaining the upper hand in various parts of the world. Latin America is not an exception, on the contrary. Although — and this is evident — these processes are causing hysteria on the Washington side. And this is also true…

ecns.cn (2022-01-21). Former Xinjiang shepherd races toward Olympic skiing dream. ecns.cn Shepherd, marathoner, cyclist and skier, Torsongan Bullik has many identities and his new goal is to become a Winter Olympic athlete.There, he ran into some young fans, who reminded him of when he himself had stood beside the racing track to cheer for athletes as a child.

Staff (2022-01-21). 'Milestone' surgery sees pig kidneys transplanted into human. rt.com Doctors said the gene-edited organs functioned normally in the host body, potentially clearing the way for wider clinical trials with living patients | Surgeons in the US have announced the successful transplantation of kidneys from a genetically modified pig into a brain-dead man's body. The organs created urine for three days and showed no signs of being rejected by the host's immune system before the study concluded. | The procedure, which was described in an American Journal of Transplantation

Asa Winstanley (2022-01-21). Second court victory for Palestine Action. zcomm.org Activists celebrated another victory against Israeli drone giant Elbit on Thursday, as a British court dropped all charges…

sputniknews (2022-01-21). 'Something Went Wrong': Netizens Complain Amazon's Alexa is Down. sputniknews.com The alleged glitch reportedly shows the devices as being "offline" and a red light rather than the normal blue.

Staff (2022-01-21). Least popular world leader revealed. rt.com A survey shows the British PM's support is waning | A poll by Morning Consult, a US-based data intelligence firm, has The results of the survey, which were published on Thursday, ranked Johnson last in a list of 13. His net approval rating now stands at -43, with only 26% of people supporting the embattled PM. | Among other leaders at the bottom of the table were French President Emmanuel Macron, on -25, and Brazil's Ja…

WSWS (2022-01-21). Hospitals across the US overflowing with COVID-19 patients. wsws.org Hospitals are buckling under the crush of COVID-19 admissions, sending out pleas for help and, in some cases, shuttering doors to incoming patients.

sputniknews (2022-01-21). US Urges Lithuania to Rename Taiwan Representative Office to Ease Row With China, Reports Say. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The United States has urged Lithuania to change the name of the Taiwanese official representative office in its capital, Vilnius, to narrow differences with China, the Financial Times reported on Friday, citing sources.

sputniknews (2022-01-21). Video: Molotov Cocktails, Cop Injury, Gunfire Amid Protests Against COVID Restrictions in Guadeloupe. sputniknews.com Over the past few months, the French overseas territory of Guadeloupe, along with the nearby French island of Martinique, has been hit by protests against coronavirus restrictions.

teleSUR (2022-01-21). Mia Mottley Sworn In for 2nd Term As Barbados Prime Minister. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley was sworn in for a second term, following her recent triumph in the Caribbean nation's first election since becoming a republic in November 2021. | RELATED: | "We thank the people of Barbados for the clear support they gave us in the election," said Mottley, leader of the ruling Barbados Labor Party (BLP), which won all 30 seats in Parliament. | During her swearing-in…

sputniknews (2022-01-21). #AlexaDown: Users Worldwide Joke About Machine Takeover Amid Issues With Amazon's Voice Assistant. sputniknews.com Alexa is a voice assistant developed by Amazon that can do a wide range of things: from telling your kid a bedtime story to controlling lighting in your house. However, should there be an outage, people who enjoy the assistant's help may be plunged back into the Middle Ages and have to turn their lights off themselves.

WSWS (2022-01-21). At least one in 10 workers out with COVID at Amazon's JFK8 warehouse in Staten Island. wsws.org A leaked internal document has revealed that a large portion of the workforce at Amazon's JFK8 warehouse on Staten Island in New York City were out due to COVID-19 last week.

ecns.cn (2022-01-21). Beijing-Zhangjiakou high-speed railway line for Beijing 2022 starts service. ecns.cn Photo taken on Jan. 21, 2022 shows a train of the Beijing-Zhangjiakou high-speed railway line in Beijing, capital of China. The service of this railway line for Beijing 2022 started from Jan. 21, 2022.

sputniknews (2022-01-21). Biden Shouldn't Be Picking 'Amateur Diplomats' for Critical Diplomatic Posts, Ex-Official Warns. sputniknews.com The president vowed not to hire anyone solely for being a major donor. Still, he has so far appointed 25 donors to his campaign as ambassadors – presumably for their skills.

Staff (2022-01-21). Iran, Russia set to boost strategic nuclear cooperation. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 20 (MNA) — AEOI spokesman says that Tehran and Moscow are in talks over the construction of new units at the Bushehr nuclear power plant to promote bilateral strategic cooperation in the field of energy and technology.

Thomas Klikauer (2022-01-21). COVID-19 and Privatization in Germany. zcomm.org Public health is no longer measured on public health needs. Now they are based on abstract formulas about hospital bed and ICU occupancy…

sputniknews (2022-01-21). 'Like a Work of Art': Scientists Gush Over Discovery of Rare, Rose-Shaped Coral Reef. sputniknews.com Unlike most of the world's mapped coral reefs found in shallow waters, this rose-like 3-kilometre coral reef has been found lower down in the ocean at a depth of 115 to 230 feet. It is estimated to be one of the largest corals ever discovered at such depths.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-21). Iran beats S Arabia at 2022 Asian Handball C'ship. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 21 (MNA) — Iran defeated hosts Saudi Arabia 24-20 in Group B of the 2022 Asian Men's Handball Championship on Thursday.

teleSUR, JGN (2022-01-21). Exportaciones argentinas crecieron 42 por ciento en 2021. telesurtv.net El canciller argentino subrayó que este comportamiento "es el tercer mejor año después de 2011 y 2012".

teleSUR- jaa -HIM (2022-01-21). OMS confirma récord de contagios diarios por Covid-19. telesurtv.net Según la OMS, la cifra de casos desde el inicio de la pandemia asciende a los 336.790.193.

ecns.cn (2022-01-21). 2022 Winter Olympics torch relay plan released. ecns.cn The Beijing Organizing Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games released all the locations on the Winter Olympics torch relay route on Friday.

Kungu Al-Mahadi Adam (2022-01-21). Uganda-Rwanda talks: Kigali gov't spokesperson Yolande's pessimism catastrophic. plusnews.ug This week, Ambassador Adonia Ayebare delivered President Yoweri Museveni's special message to Rwanda's President Paul Kagame in Kigali. The details of the message are a top secret but Kigali admitted receiving it. Photos of Ambassador Ayebare personally transiting the message to President Kagame have widely been shared online. The gesture by Uganda reaching out to …

WSWS (2022-01-21). Hundreds of thousands of educators, children infected in Spanish schools. wsws.org The deliberate mass infection of pupils and teachers with COVID-19 is a part of the PSOE-Podemos government's policy of allowing the virus to become endemic.

WSWS (2022-01-21). Virginia state officials ignored National Weather Service warnings about catastrophic snowstorm that left thousands stranded on interstate. wsws.org State authorities ignored weather forecasters' warnings about the dangers of a snowstorm which resulted in the shutdown of I-95, stranding thousands of motorists and killing five people.

ecns.cn (2022-01-21). Foreign trade of China's Inner Mongolia exceeds 19 bln USD. ecns.cn Foreign trade volume of north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region reached approximately 123.6 billion yuan (about 19.5 billion U.S. dollars) in 2021, up 17.2 percent year on year, said the local authorities.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-21). Iran, Russia, China drill in Indian Ocean kicks off. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 21 (MNA) — A trilateral Combined Naval Drill, dubbed as "Maritime Security Belt 2022," kicked off on Friday in North Indian Ocean with the participation of military units from Iran, China and Russia.

Staff (2022-01-21). Stranded dog saved with sausage drone. rt.com English rescuers coaxed a three-year-old pooch away from the rising tide by dangling the food from a drone | Jack Russell-whippet cross Millie went missing on January 13 in Hampshire, southern England. After a few hours, she was spotted near some dangerous mudflats, but rescuers struggled to catch Millie as they followed her for 100 meters along the coastline. | After losing sight of the small dog and having to abandon the search overnight, a drone company came up with a food-based approach to lure the pooch back towards a rescue team. | Dangling two ounces of sausage from a drone and flying it above Millie, D…

ecns.cn (2022-01-21). China's leading automaker FAW sets sales target of over 4 mln cars in 2022. ecns.cn China FAW Group Co., Ltd., a leading automobile maker in the country, plans to sell around 4.1 million vehicles in 2022, growing at an annual rate of 17.1 percent, the company said Friday.

Kungu Al-Mahadi Adam (2022-01-21). Museveni demands Africa's permanent seats on UN Security Council. plusnews.ug President Yoweri Museveni is rooting to have the African continent to have two permanent representatives at the United Nations Security Council. Museveni who was Thursday addressing the Foreign Ministers of the African countries of the Committee of 10 for the reform of the UN Security Council, meeting at Speke Resort Munyonyo in Kampala, said such …

ecns.cn (2022-01-21). China sees improved industrial structure in 2021: ministry. ecns.cn China continued to improve its industrial structure in 2021, with upgrades to the traditional sectors and development of the emerging sectors, said the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology on Thursday.

teleSUR, AC, JGN (2022-01-21). 5 frases para recordar a Lenin a 98 años de su muerte. telesurtv.net "No hay teoría revolucionaria sin práctica revolucionaria y viceversa", llegó a subrayar el fundador de la URSS, quien falleció el 21 de enero de 1924.

teleSUR, yart, DRL (2022-01-21). Registran décima masacre en lo que va de año en Colombia. telesurtv.net La región es utilizada por los grupos armados como el Ejército de Liberación Nacional en su disputa territorial.

WSWS (2022-01-21). Kroger workers denounce court injunction against King Soopers strikers. wsws.org A district court in Denver ruled in favor of the company, restricting picketers to just 10 people on company property.

David Cromwell (2022-01-21). Save The BBC? In Whose Interests? zcomm.org If the BBC is to be 'saved', it needs to be rebuilt from the ground up as a truly public service broadcaster…

Nayvin Gordon (2022-01-21). U.S. COVID-19 POLICY: PRISONERS OF FEAR—THE ELDERLY, THE SICK, AND VULNERAB. indybay.org The only way out of the Covid pandemic prison is by fighting for ZERO-COVID…

sputniknews (2022-01-21). Swedish People, Parties Polarised Over Joining NATO Amid Russia Scaremongering. sputniknews.com As a result of what the Russian Embassy has described as an "incomparable propaganda campaign", a majority of Swedes are now afraid of Russia as a superpower — to the point that the nation's embassy there has even had to soothe ordinary Swedes and assure them that Moscow doesn't plan to attack the Scandinavian country.

sputniknews (2022-01-21). 'Just Disturbing': M&M's Accused of Going 'Woke' Over New Brand Guidelines. sputniknews.com One of the design-related changes involves the green M&M character swapping her white heeled go-go boots for "cool, laid-back sneakers to reflect her effortless confidence".

Ian Ellis-Jones (2022-01-21). US blockade frustrates Cuba's vaccine internationalism. greenleft.org.au ING Group, the Dutch multinational banking institution, has bowed to pressure from the United States and is blocking donations to support Cuba's vaccine solidarity, reports Ian Ellis-Jones.

Staff (2022-01-21). Los peligros de la emigración ilegal hacia Estados Unidos y otros temas migratorios (+ Video). cubadebate.cu Representantes de los ministerios de Relaciones Exteriores y del Interior comparecieron este jueves en el programa televisivo Mesa Redonda para debatir sobre las actualizaciones realizadas a la política migratoria cubana, el flujo irregular de migrantes, las salidas ilegales del país, y la atención consular en la etapa de pandemia. Cuba cuenta con nueve acuerdos migratorios bilaterales firmados y, en el ámbito multilateral, ratificó su participación en el Pacto global para la migración ordenada y legal.

Staff (2022-01-21). Schools defy Johnson's Covid relaxations. rt.com Over 100 UK headteachers have insisted masks must still be worn | Hundreds of British schools are set to defy Prime Minister Boris Johnson after he announced on Wednesday that masks will no longer be needed in schools, when Plan B rules elapse next week, according to reports in British media. | More than 100 headteachers have already written to parents to inform them that their children will still be required to wear facemasks in the classrooms. | Several schools said the policy would be in place "until further notice," citing high regional levels of Covid-19; coronavirus prevalence remains high in England's n…

kelly borkert (2022-01-21). The significance of the kid. indybay.org Fresno Food Not Bombs salutes 26 years of Saturday servers.

Staff (2022-01-21). Joe Biden, primer balance. cubadebate.cu Estados Unidos es un león herido y como recordaba Violeta Parra "el león es sanguinario en toda generación." Su indisimulable declinación como poder imperial, reconocida hoy hasta por sus más enfervorizados publicistas, sólo augura más violencia en las relaciones internacionales. Y la diplomacia de Washington será atraer a nuestros países para hacer nuestras las guerras que se están gestando en contra de Rusia y China. Por eso la unidad de Latinoamérica y el Caribe para neutralizar esas iniciativas y garantizar que Nuestra América siga siendo una Zona de Paz es más importante que nunca.

WSWS (2022-01-21). Amidst Omicron surge, Pakistan's government declares war on poor, moves to close hospitals. wsws.org Karachi, Pakistan's biggest urban agglomeration and the epicenter of the Omicron outbreak, recorded a shocking test positivity rate of 40 percent last weekend and again on Wednesday.

Brennan Center for Justice (2022-01-21). Thursday 1/27: The Power Struggle Over Elections: Rise of Voter Suppression & Election Subversion. indybay.org Online event…

ecns.cn (2022-01-21). U.S. propaganda against China on Xinjiang groundless: Pakistani officials. ecns.cn Pakistani officials said Thursday that the U.S. propaganda against China on Xinjiang is groundless.

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