Daily Archives: January 21, 2019

2019-01-21: News Headlines

RT (2019-01-21). Twitter mobilizes meme army after Trump suggests snowstorms disprove global warming. rt.com A meme-wielding internet mob has descended on Donald Trump's Twitter account after the US president quipped that perhaps global warming could help alleviate harsh winter weather across the country.

Kit Knightly (2019-01-21). Buzzfeed, Question Time and the Purpose of Fake News. mintpressnews.com Careful "leaks", planted stories and social media witch-hunts remind Trump how precarious his position is, whilst simultaneously distracting the public — both pro-Trump and anti-Trump — from real issues.

Human Rights Watch (2019-01-21). Libya: Nightmarish Detention for Migrants, Asylum Seekers. hrw.org

Leith Aboufadel (2019-01-21). US Threatens to Sanction Lebanon if They Participate in Rebuilding Syria. globalresearch.ca The U.S. State Department allegedly sent a cable to the Lebanese Embassy in Washington that warned them against inviting Syria to the Arab Economic Summit in Beirut that is scheduled to take place this week, Al-Akhbar reported on Wednesday. | According…

RT (2019-01-21). Gabbard stands her ground on Syria, says she doesn't regret meeting Assad. rt.com Democratic presidential challenger Tulsi Gabbard has refused to budge on her anti-war views and apologize for meeting Syrian President Bashar Assad in 2017, defending dialogue as the "only alternative" to "more war."

Binoy Kampmark (2019-01-21). Spy Theories and the White House: Donald Trump as Russian Agent. counterpunch.org The level of absurdity in US politics has now reached such vertigo inducing levels as to render all manner of things permissible. Contact with the unwashed implies collaboration; discussion with the enemy implies assent. To go to a dinner party with a perceived hostile force in the context of business of diplomacy has become a child's More

Ed Corcoran (2019-01-21). Central America Needs a Marshall Plan. counterpunch.org Central America has lately been prominent in the news, with controversy over how to respond to migrant caravans arriving through Mexico at the U.S. border — up to 10,000 refugees may seek asylum in the United States, much to the chagrin of President Trump. Even U.S. border agents cruelly firing tear gas at women and More

John Feffer (2019-01-21). Trump Punts on Syria. zcomm.org The forever war in the Middle East is far from over…

Middle East Eye (2019-01-21). Israel Says It Struck Iranian Military Targets in Syria. globalresearch.ca Israeli jets carried out raids on Iranian and Syrian military targets in Syria in the early hours of Monday, its military acknowledged, in a second successive day of attacks. | Israel rarely comments on its operations in Syria, but in a …

teleSUR (2019-01-21). Ecuador: Wave of Anti-Venezuelan Violence, Xenophobia Unleashed. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan citizens living in Ecuador have become victims of aggression and persecution starting in the early hours of Sunday morning. Some have been injured and their property stolen. | RELATED | Ecuador: Brutal Femicide Triggers Xenophobic 'Social Cleansing' | The attacks were unleashed after President Lenin Moreno announced measures against Venezuelans, including "the immediate formation of task forces to control the situation of Venezuelan migrants on the streets, in workplaces…

Tony Cartalucci (2019-01-21). US Withdrawal from NATO Would Benefit Americans Most of All. globalresearch.ca Alleged discussions between US President Donald Trump and his aides about a US withdrawal from NATO have been making headlines recently. | The New York Times in an article titled, " Trump Discussed Pulling U.S. From NATO, Aides Say Amid New

Rick Sterling (2019-01-21). Marie Colvin, Homs and Media Falsehoods about Syria. mintpressnews.com In April 2014 I was part of an international delegation which visited Syria for five days. The delegates came from many different countries. Among the notables were the Irish Nobel Laureate Mairead Maguire, a Syrian-British heart surgeon, and Julian Assange's father. We spent time in Damascus and then traveled by bus to Latakia and then Homs. In each city we had meetings with political, religious and social leaders but also had time to wander about and talk with people on the streets. | In Latakia, I met Lilly Martin, an American woman who married a Syrian and has lived there, raising a family for the past twenty…

Stephen Lendman (2019-01-21). Longest Partial Government Shutdown in US History. Dems Reject Trump's Proposal. globalresearch.ca On day 30 and counting, it's the longest partial government shutdown in US history, surpassing the previous record 21-day shutdown in 1995-96. | It began over Republicans' pledge to balance the budget, part of the so-called Newt Gingrich/Dick Armey "Contract with …

RT (2019-01-21). 'Fake news' is okay if it's about #RussiaGate: Top 7 fake 'collusion' stories the media pushed. rt.com BuzzFeed's 'bombshell' claim last week that Donald Trump told ex-lawyer Michael Cohen to lie to congress is just the latest in a long line of 'Russiagate' stories that have later turned out to be false.

Andrew Korybko (2019-01-21). Will Trump's Arms Race Weaken or Strengthen the Russian-Chinese Strategic Partnership? globalresearch.ca As risky of a gambit as it is and contrary to conventional thinking on this topic, Trump's arms race aims to weaken the Russian-Chinese Strategic Partnership by putting President Putin in the position where he has to choose between competing …

STAFF (2019-01-21). Just as MLK Warned, We're Headed Toward Economic Apartheid. truthdig.com January 15th marked what would've been Dr. Martin Luther King's 90th birthday. | Most known for his famous "I Have Dream Speech," King envisioned a future in which deep racial inequalities — including deep economic inequality — were eradicated. He worked tirelessly towards that mission. | Over 50 years after his assassination, sensational media stories have focused heavily on the black unemployment rate, which has reached historic lows. | President Trump was quick to claim credit…

Ahmed Abdulkareem (2019-01-21). Sana'a Civilians Killed as Saudi Airstrikes Target Yemen's Capital. mintpressnews.com "Saudi fighter jets were hovering above our head and launching very violent raids, the likes of which we haven't seen since the war began three years ago. The neighboring houses shook so much we thought an earthquake hit the area." — Sana'a resident Ali Abdul Salam Damesh

Chris Hedges (2019-01-21). Confronting the Culture of Death. truthdig.com Chris Hedges, an ordained Presbyterian minister, gave this sermon Jan. 20 at Christ Church Cathedral in Victoria, British Columbia, in Canada. | The issue before us is death. Not only our individual death, which is more imminent for some of us this morning than others, but our collective death. We have begun the sixth great mass extinction, driven by our 150-year binge on fossil fuel. The litany of grim statistics is not unfamiliar to many of you. We are pouring greenhouse gases in…

Dean Baker (2019-01-21). The Next Recession: What It Could Look Like. counterpunch.org The next recession will not look like the last recession. The last recession was caused by the collapse of a massive housing bubble that had been the driving force in the previous recovery. While economists like to pretend this was an unforeseeable event, that is not true. More

Kathryn Shihadah (2019-01-21). New Study Finds 50-Year History of Anti-Palestine Bias in Mainstream News Reporting. mintpressnews.com A new study of 50 years of U.S. media coverage of Israel, Palestine favors Israel by providing more overall coverage, more positive coverage, and greater access to Israeli voices than to Palestinian ones.

Eric Mann (2019-01-21). All Hail the Revolutionary King: Martin Luther King and the Black Revolutionary Tradition. counterpunch.org The annual King Day celebrations provide a great opportunity to defend Dr. King's revolutionary legacy against The System's efforts to white wash and degrade his frontal challenge to its crimes. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the great revolutionaries in U.S. and world history. He was a leader of the Civil Rights and More

Democracy Now! (2019-01-21). MLK Day Special: Rediscovered 1964 King Speech on Civil Rights, Segregation & Apartheid South Africa. democracynow.org As the nation marks 90 years since the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we air a rediscovered speech he delivered on December 7, 1964, days before he received the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo. In a major address in London, King spoke about segregation, the fight for civil rights and his support for Nelson Mandela and the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa. The speech was recorded by Saul Bernstein, who was working as the European correspondent for Pacifica Radio. Bernstein's recording was rediscovered by Brian DeShazor, director of the Pacifica Radio Archives.

Jérà¥me Duval (2019-01-21). Macronist Repression Against the People in Yellow Vests. counterpunch.org According to Vincent Brengarth, a lawyer at the Paris Bar, in recent years we have been witnessing a disturbing drift in police repression in France, more specifically since November 2015 when the state of emergency was pronounced and extended several times, before being integrated into common law. We would henceforth be under "a state of emergency that does not say its name," with preventive arrests only based on suspicion, without concrete evidence of an offence. More

Alexander Main (2019-01-21). US Intervening in Venezuela Since at Least Early 2000s. zcomm.org When it comes to Venezuela, elite US media don't hide their feelings. And their feelings are all the same…

Edward Curtin (2019-01-21). We Need a Martin Luther King Day of Truth. counterpunch.org As Martin Luther King's birthday is celebrated with a national holiday, his death day disappears down the memory hole. Across the country — in response to the King Holiday and Service Act passed by Congress and signed by Bill Clinton in 1994 — people will be encouraged to make the day one of service. Such More

Stephen Lendman (2019-01-21). Distinguished Iranian/American Journalist Marzieh Hashemi arrested by FBI. globalresearch.ca Distinguished Press TV journalist/anchor's unlawful arrest, detention and mistreatment by the FBI, on the pretext of being a material witness regarding a case her family knows nothing about, gave the US another international black eye. | What happened captured world headlines, …

Kevin Zeese (2019-01-21). MLK Jr. and NATO. zcomm.org In 1967, Martin Luther King, Jr., warned, "A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death."

Whitney Webb (2019-01-21). Kamala Harris Dons Progressive Mantle in Public, Strips it Off in Private as She Courts Israel Lobby. mintpressnews.com Kamala Harris has sought to publicly cast herself as progressive while privately catering to special interests, including the Israel lobby.

John Marciano (2019-01-21). Martin Luther King: The U.S. is "The Greatest Purveyor of Violence in the World Today" globalresearch.ca The Washington Post claimed that some of his assertions were "sheer inventions of unsupported fantasy"; that King had "diminished his usefulness to his cause, to his country and to his people."

Naomi LaChance (2019-01-21). What Activists Today Can Learn From MLK's Bold Anti-War Stance. commondreams.org Part of King's Beyond Vietnam speech was the idea that moral conviction should not be limited by race, class or nationality. That solidarity should even extend to the supposed enemy. (Photo: AP/Bill Ingraham) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

teleSUR (2019-01-21). Bolsonaro To Sell Brazil's Image to Investors at Davos 2019. telesurenglish.net Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro will present an image of Brazil in the 49th World Economic Forum in Davos which will attempt to lure foreign investment in the country. | RELATED: | Brazil: Police Attack Protesters Against Bolsonaro Policies | This will be the maiden foreign visit of the president who took office on Jan. 1. He is scheduled to arrive in Switzerland Monday for the forum which will take place from Jan. 22 to Jan. 25. | He is accompanied by Paulo Guedes, the f…

Eds. (2019-01-21). Interview with Maduro. mronline.org Granma International reproduces excerpts from Ignacio Ramonet's interview with the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro. | Source

Colin Todhunter (2019-01-21). Complaint Lodged with European Ombudsman: Regulatory Authorities Colluding with Agrochemicals Industry. counterpunch.org Back in 2016, I posed the question in The Ecologist whether regulators in the EU were acting as product promoters when it came to the relicensing of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's herbicide Roundup. The renewal of the license for glyphosate in the EU was being debated at the time and much evidence pointed to collusion More

teleSUR (2019-01-21). Venezuelan Armed Forces Repels Group of Conspirators. telesurenglish.net The Ministry of Defense announced Monday that the Bolivarian Armed Forces of Venzuela have repelled an attempted attack on their facilities in Caracas. | RELATED | Maduro Thanks Venezuelans for Their Unwavering Faith, Support | In a statement, the Ministry of Defense reported that the situation occurred in the middle of the night of Jan. 21 at approximately at 2: 50 local time. "A small group of assailants assigned to the zone commando No. 43 of the Bolivarian National Guard, betray…

Manuel E. Yepe (2019-01-21). The US War Against the Weak. counterpunch.org War Against the Weak is a well-documented book of more than half a thousand pages, written by Edwin Black. It describes a criminal operation planned by the United States from the beginning of the twentieth century and put into practice between the 1930's and 1960s with the purpose of creating a dominant superior race. That U.S. More

Le Média Pour Tous — Officiel (2019-01-21). Video: Les Gilets Jaunes. globalresearch.ca The #GiletsJaunes are always determined, contrary to what the multiple television shows that are devoted to them suggest. | Several thousand demonstrators paraded quietly in Paris on Saturday, January 12 for Acte IX determination! until their encirclement by the police at …

WhoWhatWhy (2019-01-21). Kennedy, King Families to Congress: Reopen Probes. globalresearch.ca After five decades, the mysteries behind the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X may finally get the scrutiny they deserve. | A group consisting of relatives of the Kennedy and King families, …

Katie Halper (2019-01-21). The 11 Most Anti-Capitalist Quotes from Martin Luther King Jr. commondreams.org The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. waves to onlookers while leading the 125,000 strong 'Walk to Freedom' on Woodward Avenue in Detroit in 1963. (Photo: Tony Spina / Detroit Free Press) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

teleSUR (2019-01-21). Kenya: Police Prevent Another Suspected Attack by Al Shabaab. telesurenglish.net Kenyan police have thwarted an attack by suspected Somali militants al Shabaab on a Chinese-owned construction company in an eastern region, an official said Monday, days after the group killed 21 people in Nairobi. | RELATED: | NYT Faces Backlash Over Graphic Images of Nairobi Attack | The assailants wounded one person while they attempted to hit the site…

AE911Truth (2019-01-21). Video: Two Years Ago Today the Plasco Building Demolition Killed 22 Innocent People in Iran. globalresearch.ca January 19, 2019, marks the two-year anniversary of the demolition of Iran's 15-story Plasco Building and the murder of 16 firefighters and six civilians who were inside the building at the time of its destruction. | As with the Twin Towers …

Martin Hart-Landsberg (2019-01-21). Despite offering significant benefits, Union membership continues to decline. mronline.org The Bureau of Labor Statistics just published its latest news release on union membership. Unfortunately, the downward trend continues. | Source

Ilana Novick (2019-01-21). 26 Billionaires Have as Much Wealth as the World's Poorest Half, Oxfam Reports. truthdig.com In its annual report on the gap between the rich and poor, the charity is calling for a global wealth tax to address the problem.

Ramzy Baroud (2019-01-21). War on BDS: How AIPAC-Israel agenda became U.S. priority. mronline.org The Israeli-U.S. war declared on the Palestinian boycott movement is coming to a head, culminating in a well-orchestrated effort aimed at suffocating any form of tangible protest of the ongoing Israeli colonization of Palestine. | Source

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2019-01-21). Kennedy and King Family Members and Advisors Call for Congress to Reopen Assassination Probes. globalresearch.ca Mark Crispin Miller writes: I'm proud to be among the signatories calling for a new investigation—a real investigation—of the four assassinations that created the America we're living in today: a rogue state hooked on war, its people either crushed by …

Prof Souad N. Al-Azzawi (2019-01-21). Twenty-Eight Years of Continuous Aggression Against Iraq. globalresearch.ca US-NATO have continued a 17 year campaign of destruction in the Middle East with bases and troops on the ground geraed towards destruction, regime change, mass killing and the displacement of millions of people.

teleSUR (2019-01-21). ELN Takes Responsibility For Colombian Cadet School Attack. telesurenglish.net In a document issued Monday, the National Liberation Army (ELN for its acronym in Spanish) declared its stance in the face of the attacks against the National Police's school of cadets in the capital city of Bogota, which left 20 dead and leading to the end of the peace process round table being held in La Habana, Cuba. | RELATED: | Colombia: War Victims Plea For Continuation of Peace Dialogue | The insurgent group stated that the school of cadets is used to impart training to pers…

Bill Fried (2019-01-21). Jeff Sessions and the Federalists. counterpunch.org "Of course, you all remember Doug Flutie's Hail Mary pass…" And thus did former Attorney General, Jeff Sessions warm up a Boston audience at his 2018 Federalist Society talk on the rising threat of "vigorous secularism." I was inside, instead of outside with the protesters, to scratch an itch. Having worked against the War on Drugs More

teleSUR (2019-01-21). 'Stay Away From Our Coastline' Says Russia to US on Black Sea. telesurenglish.net U.S. destroyer Donald Cook has been sent to boost "capability" of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies and partners in the region, a Russian senator warns. "They should keep away from our coastline." | RELATED: | Russia Warns US: Military Action In Venezuela 'Catastrophic' | "U.S. warships are becoming frequent visitors to the Black Sea. These visits have nothing to do with U.S. security," said Russian Senator Alexander Pushkov. | The USS Donald Cook destroyer, an Arleigh…

Stephen Lendman (2019-01-21). US Training Saudi and UAE Pilots for Combat in Yemen. globalresearch.ca Yemen is one of many US forever wars — key NATO countries, Israel, Jordan, the Saudis and UAE partnering in them. | US special forces operate in Yemen. A Pentagon drone war has been ongoing in the country without letup since …

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (2019-01-21). The Quest for Peace and Justice. MLK's Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech. globalresearch.ca It is impossible to begin this lecture without again expressing my deep appreciation to the Nobel Committee of the Norwegian Parliament for bestowing upon me and the civil rights movement in the United States such a great honor. Occasionally in …

TeleSur English, Venezuelanalysis (2019-01-21). Venezuela Rejects Xenophobic 'Incitement' in Ecuador Following Femicide. venezuelanalysis.com Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno linked the incident to Venezuelan migration and announced a possible tightening of restrictions.

Phil Miller (2019-01-21). Human Rights Activists Condemn Britain's 'Shameful' War Games with Israeli Air Force. globalresearch.ca The RAF is facing a barrage of criticism after it invited Israel to send its war planes to take part in a training exercise in Britain. | Last night the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) slammed the offer as "shameful" and "deeply …

teleSUR (2019-01-21). Iranians Call For Protest Against Arrest of TV Anchor by FBI. telesurenglish.net Iranian netizens took to social media to call for a march in New York to demand freedom for Iranian TV anchor Marzieh Hashemi who was arrested last week by the FBI without any charges. | RELATED: | US: FBI Arrests Iran TV Anchor, Removes Hijab, Serves Her Pork | Using hashtags that quickly went viral, #FreeMarzieHashemi and # Pray4MaziehHashemi, Iranians called for a march next Friday at New York's Grand Central Station. The demonstrators will demand that the FBI free Hashemi who wo…

Black Alliance for Peace (2019-01-21). Would Martin Luther King Oppose NATO? globalresearch.ca The United States attempted to co-opt the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., by recognizing his birthday. The ruling elites tried to strip King of his militancy and suspend him above the mass movement that produced him. The state …

Human Rights Watch (2019-01-21). Oscars Documentary Shortlist and Human Rights. hrw.org Human rights are featured prominently in this year's Oscar shortlists. Five of the 15 shortlisted films for Best Documentary (out of 166 eligible titles) are part of the 2018 and 2019 Human Rights Watch Film Festival(HRWFF). We're rooting for one to win the Oscar statuette on February 24th, and look forward to the final nominee list to be announced tomorrow. | | Here's a quick guide to the five HRWFF title that made the short list. | Charm City | Working with local journalists and spend…

amnesty (2019-01-21). Maldives: A flicker of hope amidst a turbulent year for human rights. amnesty.org When the Universal Declaration on Human Rights (UDHR) was proclaimed on 10 December 1948, the world was a dark place. With the brutality of World War II fresh in their minds, members representing the state parties before the United Nations were adamant that human dignity be one of the pillars on which global recognition of human rights would be built in. The preamble to the UDHR unequivocally recognizes that the inherent dignity, equality and inalienability of human rights is "the foundation of freedom, justice, and peace in the world". In 201…

amnesty (2019-01-21). Israel/OPT: Prominent Bedouin Leader Imprisoned by Israel: Sheikh Sayyah Abu Mdeighim al-Turi. amnesty.org On 25 December 2018, 69-year-old human rights defender Sheikh Sayyah Abu Mdeighim al-Turi, started serving a 10-month prison sentence for exercising his rights to freedom of expression and of peaceful assembly. Sheikh Sayyah is the head of al-'Araqib, a Bedouin village in the Negev/Naqab that is unrecognized by the Israeli authorities. He is currently held at Maasiyahu Prison, in the city of Ramle in central Israel. He is a prisoner of conscience and must be released immediately and unconditionally.

amnesty (2019-01-21). Russia: First criminal case under "undesirable organizations" law marks a new level of repression. amnesty.org The Russian authorities have for the first time used the repressive "undesirable organizations" law to open a criminal case against human rights defender Anastasia Shevchenko, exposing her to the risk of a six-year prison term, Amnesty International said today. | This morning Anastasia Shevchenko, a Coordinator with the Otkrytaya Rossiya (Open Russia) movement, was charged with "repeated participation in the activities of an undesirable organization." Until now, violations of this law were punished under administrative law. | "In recent years, the Russian authorities have progressively suffocated and criminalized…

amnesty (2019-01-21). Nigeria: Disbandment of FSARS not enough to end police atrocities. amnesty.org Responding to an announcement today by the newly-appointed Inspector General of Nigeria Police who ordered the disbandment of Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) and other special squads, Osai Ojigho Director of Amnesty International Nigeria said: | "The disbandment of the notorious Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) acknowledges years of outcry from Nigerians over human rights violations routinely committed by its members. However, disbandment alone is not enough and must be followed with concrete reforms that will end gross violations by the police altogether. |

amnesty (2019-01-21). Ecuador: Authorities must seriously address situations of violence, without encouraging xenophobia. amnesty.org In response to recent statements by the government of President Lenin Moreno on the imposition of entry restrictions for Venezuelan people, Erika Guevara-Rosas, Americas Director of Amnesty International, said: | "President Lenín's government has the responsibility to protect people's rights to seek asylum and international protection, as well as to prevent, investigate and punish acts of violence committed against people within its territory, without discrimination based on their nationality or other factors." | "In the face of serious cases of gender violence and recent femicides, the Ecuadorian authorities hav…

WSWS (2019-01-21). The Congressional Budget Office points US spending priorities towards "great power" conflicts: Part Two. wsws.org A recent CBO report insists that the vast majority of discretionary appropriations be allocated to the US military machine and its ever-expanding wars, while outlining "options" for eviscerating social services and public education.

WSWS (2019-01-21). Latest US airstrike kills scores in Somalia. wsws.org The latest US airstrike came in the wake of an al-Shabab attack on a hotel in Kenya that left 21 people dead.

RT (2019-01-21). 'Sweetie, you put your hands down': Toddler surrenders to armed police in viral VIDEO. rt.com Viral eyewitness video captured the heartbreaking moment that a two-year-old toddler got out of her father's car and walked towards gun-wielding police with her hands raised.

Jon Schwarz (2019-01-21). With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Americans Finally Have a Politician Who Agrees With Them About Taxes. theintercept.com The idea of raising taxes on the rich and corporations is incredibly popular in America — and has been for a long, long time.

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-01-21). A 'Fundamentally Inhuman' Economy: 26 Billionaires Own as Much as World's 3.8 Billion Poorest People. commondreams.org While the wealth of billionaires increased by $900 billion last year, or $2.5 billion a day, latest Oxfam report on inequality shows "this bonanza has not been felt by the poorest half of the world, which saw its wealth decline by 11 percent." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

aljazeera (2019-01-21). ISIL targets joint US-Kurdish convoy in northeastern Syria. aljazeera.com No casualties reported in the car bomb attack that targeted US troops in Syria's Hasakah, according to US army.

aljazeera (2019-01-21). Sweden hosts 'constructive' N Korea talks ahead of Trump-Kim meet. aljazeera.com Stockholm has had diplomatic ties with North Korea since 1973, provides US consular services at its Pyongyang embassy.

aljazeera (2019-01-21). Prominent Saudi scholar Ahmed al-Amari dies in prison: Activists. aljazeera.com Saudi activists allege the 69-year-old scholar died as a result of poor prison conditions and possible torture.

aljazeera (2019-01-21). From waste to taste: Brazil's fight against food waste. aljazeera.com Brazilians fight back against food waste by educating the youth and salvaging food.

aljazeera (2019-01-21). Venezuela says rogue officers arrested, bases under control. aljazeera.com Authorities detain military officers who stole weapons hours after video showed an officer calling for Maduro's removal.

aljazeera (2019-01-21). Venezuela in crisis: How did the country get here? aljazeera.com Al Jazeera examines the how Venezuela got here, what the opposing sides say and what is expected next.

aljazeera (2019-01-21). Chinese Islamophobia was made in the West. aljazeera.com China is using western counter-terror strategies targeting Muslims as justification for its Uighur concentration camps.

aljazeera (2019-01-21). Nigeria leader says President Buhari 'can't hold fair election'. aljazeera.com Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo also says incumbent Muhammadu Buhari has failed to secure the country against Boko Haram.

aljazeera (2019-01-21). WhatsApp limits forwards to 5 recipients to check fake news. aljazeera.com WhatsApp, owned by Facebook, expands five-recipient limit first enforced in India where fake news led to mob lynchings.

aljazeera (2019-01-21). Fleeing Saudi Arabia: Asylum seeker numbers triple. aljazeera.com According to the UNHCR, the number of Saudi asylum seekers has tripled in 2017 compared with 2012.

aljazeera (2019-01-21). Germany bans Iran's Mahan Air over 'security concerns'. aljazeera.com Mahan Air is on US sanctions list and Washington has long urged allies to ban it from their territory.

aljazeera (2019-01-21). Empty shelves, shuttered newsrooms: Media in Maduro's Venezuela. aljazeera.com Chronic shortages of paper add a further barrier to the free flow of information in Venezuela.

aljazeera (2019-01-21). The forgotten: Living with HIV in war-ravaged Yemen. aljazeera.com Most Yemenis living with HIV/AIDS in face stigma and discrimination, even from their families.

Middle East Eye (2019-01-21). Israeli Warplanes Launch New Airstrikes on Damascus. theantimedia.com (MEE) — Israel's military said it carried out strikes on Iranian targets in Syria early Monday after it intercepted a rocket fired from Syrian territory hours before. It said in a statement earlier that it was "currently striking" the Iranian Quds Force in Syria and warned Syria's military against "attempting to harm Israeli territory or forces", AFP …

Turkish Minute (2019-01-21). Trump and Erdogan Discussed "Negotiated Solution" for Syria in Sunday Call. theantimedia.com (TM) — President Donald Trump spoke with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoƒüan on Sunday about a "negotiated solution" for Syria, where the withdrawal of US troops has alarmed Kurdish allies of America who are considered terrorists by the Turks, The Associated Press reported. In the phone call Trump "underscored the importance of defeating terrorist elements that remain …

Jake Johnson (2019-01-21). 26 Billionaires Own as Much as World's Poorest 3.8 Billion People, Fueling Global Anger. theantimedia.com (CD) — With Wall Street titans, tech moguls, and other members of the global financial and political elite set to gather in Davos, Switzerland this week for the annual World Economic Forum, a report published late Sunday found that the planet's richest people saw their fortunes soar by $2.5 billion per day last year as the world's poorest lost wealth. Titled …

Jason Ditz (2019-01-21). US Airstrike Kills at Least 52 in Somalia. theantimedia.com (ANTIWAR.COM) — Following reported al-Shabaab attacks on a pair of southern Somalia army bases, the US carried out an airstrike against a target in Jilib, near the site of the attacks, and is claiming to have killed 52 people, all described as "al-Shabaab extremists." If confirmed, this is the deadliest US strike in Somalia since October. The …

Russell Mills (2019-01-21). Nude Valentine Parade. indybay.org Jane Warner Plaza (Market & Castro Streets), then walk to Haight & Stanyan Streets via circuitous route.

NTUIT (2019-01-21). Jerry Brown's Cowardly Exit. indybay.org Brown took the cowards approach in his final acts which could have emptied California's death row – the largest in the nation.

Third Time Marcher (2019-01-21). S.F. Women's March, 1/19/19. indybay.org For the third year in a row, San Francisco had a very large women's march on 1/19/19, a weekend when we celebrate 46 years since Roe v Wade legalized abortion in the US, with perhaps 100,000 people, wide enough to take up all lanes on Market Street, and long enough to go beyond 1 hour to pass a given point. It was a warm, sunny 65 degree day, a welcome change from the constant rain earlier in the week.

Shared by Anton Woronczuk (2019-01-21). Henry Giroux: Trump's Enabling of Violence and Hate Is a Form of State Terrorism. truthout.org "It is not light that is needed, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, the earthquake. The feeling of the nation must be quickened; the conscience of the nation must be roused; the propriety of the nation must be startled; the hypocrisy of the nation must be exposed; and the crimes against God and man must be proclaimed and denounced." — A Democracy in Exile Fights Against FascismIn this edition of Forthright Radio, we welcome back Professor Henry Giroux, who holds the M…

STAFF (2019-01-21). Nuclear Energy Plants Are Closing, Hurt by High Prices and Bad PR. truthdig.com Once hailed as a key part of the energy future of the United Kingdom and several other countries, the high-tech atomic industry is now heading in the opposite direction, towards nuclear sunset. | It took another body blow last week when plans to build four new reactors on two sites in the UK were abandoned as too costly by the Japanese company Hitachi. This was even though it had already sunk £2.14 billion (300 bn yen) in the scheme. | Following the decision in November by another Japanese…

amnesty (2019-01-21). Philippines: Peaceful protestors attacked and one murdered. amnesty.org Hundreds of workers from southern Philippines have been camping out in Manila since 27 November 2018 to protest the labour conditions on Japanese-owned Sumitomo Fruit Corporation (Sumifru) plantations. Since declaring a strike on 1 October 2018, the workers have faced multiple attacks, including the killing of a prominent union member and the burning down of the union's office and the houses of some members. A prompt, thorough and impartial investigation by the Philippine authorities into the threats and attacks should be conducted immediately, and the authorities must also guarantee the safety of the protesting…

teleSUR (2019-01-20). Syrian Air Defense Thwarts Israel Attack, State Media Reports. telesurenglish.net Syrian military air defenses thwarted an Israeli attack Sunday, it's state media reported. The defense system shot down seven missiles targeting an airport in southeastern Damascus, Russia's National Defense Control Center was cited by RIA news agency as saying. | RELATED: | US-led Coalition Withdrawing Equipment From Syria | The attack, launched by four Israeli F-16 jets, did not damage the airport and there were no casualties, the control center was cited as saying. | "Our air defense syste…

teleSUR (2019-01-20). Ecuador: Brutal Femicide Triggers Xenophobic 'Social Cleansing'. telesurenglish.net Local residents in the city of Ibarra in the province of Imbabura, Ecuador attacked a camp of Venezuelan migrants after local media reported a horrific femicide involving the death of a young woman at the hands of her boyfriend, whose nationality was made central in their reports. | RELATED | Ecuador Rocked With Brutal Gang Rape Case | The 22-year-old woman Diana Carolina Ramirez, who was 4 months pregnant, was stabbed to death by her boyfriend after having…

Alex González (2019-01-20). Amid Media Blackout, Workers Expand Strike Matamoros, Mexico Strike of over 70,000 Workers Enters Sixth Day. globalresearch.ca Over 70,000 "maquiladora" workers from 45 factories in the US-Mexico border town of Matamoros, Mexico have entered the sixth day of their courageous struggle as more and more plants are paralyzed throughout the city. | Last night, thousands of workers marched …

Jack Rasmus (2019-01-20). Trump's Déjà vu China Trade War (Part II). zcomm.org Part II of the analysis of Trump's Déjà vu China-US trade 'war' from last March 2018 through mid-January 2019…

teleSUR (2019-01-20). Gaza: Children at Risk as Hospitals Struggle with Fuel Crisis. telesurenglish.net Gaza's fuel crisis is putting children at risk, the federal health ministry said Sunday, warning that five hospitals are on the verge of closing without the means to activate power generators. | RELATED: | Israeli Military Launches New Airstrikes on Gaza Border | "Hundreds of patients at Gaza hospitals will be facing an unknown fate when their electric generators shut down due to the fuel crisis," said Ashraf al-Qidra, spokesperson of Gaza's health ministry. | A week ago, the Beit Hano…

Glenn Greenwald (2019-01-20). Beyond BuzzFeed: The 10 Worst, Most Embarrassing U.S. Media Failures on the Trump/Russia Story. theintercept.com The most challenging task is choosing the ten worst embarrassments. The most notable aspect is they all go toward promoting the same narrative.

Global Research News (2019-01-20). Selected Articles: Neocon, Neoliberalism, Resistance. globalresearch.ca While "Truth" is a powerful instrument, "the Lie" is generously funded by the lobby groups and corporate charities. And that is why we need the support of our readers. | At this juncture, we are not covering our monthly costs. Reader …

Consortiumnews (2019-01-20). MSM Begs For Trust After BuzzFeedNews Debacle. consortiumnews.com On Thursday BuzzFeedNews delivered the latest "bombshell" Russia-gate report to fizzle within 24 hours of its publication, one in a long series of wrong Russia-gate stories that have the media begging for forgiveness, says Caitlin Johnstone. By Caitlin Johnstone CaitlinJohnstone.comRead more →

teleSUR (2019-01-20). Maduro Thanks Venezuelans for Their Unwavering Faith, Support. telesurenglish.net Supporters of the Bolivarian revolution are the force that keeps the country moving forward, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro tweeted Sunday. | RELATED: | A Coup in Progress? Venezuela's FM Decries US-Backed Plans | "I thank every man, woman, young man, boy and girl in the country for so much love and support. You are the force that keeps us standing up and protects us against artillery attacks, to follow the path to prosperity and happiness in Venezuela," Maduro wrote. | Social gr…

teleSUR (2019-01-20). Saudi Arabia to Deport 250 Rohingya to Bangladesh: Activists. telesurenglish.net Two-hundred fifty rohingya refugee men are expected to be deported from Saudi Arabia to Bangladesh, an activist group tol Al Jazeera in an exclusive interview Sunday. | RELATED: | India to Deport More Rohingya Refugees to Myanmar | The country is home to 300,000 Rohingya, the majority of whom are legal residents with permit, the Free Rohingya Coalition told the Arabic news corporation. | "These detainees, who are being kept in the Shumaisi detention centre [in Jeddah], have not been treated…

STAFF (2019-01-20). Davos Elites Are Wealthier Than Ever. truthdig.com The global elite are getting ready to gather in the Swiss Alps for the World Economic Forum (WEF), and while the backdrop may be one of " deepening gloom over the global economic and political outlook," a new analysis reveals that for at least some of the attendees, the outlook is sunnier than ever. | Released by Bloomberg just ahead…

teleSUR (2019-01-20). Israel to Shut UNRWA-Run Schools in Occupied East Jerusalem. telesurenglish.net In the latest blow to United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), Israeli authorities are prepared to shut down the agency-run schools in occupied East Jerusalem next year. | RELATED: | UN: Israeli Demolition of Palestinian Structures in West Bank Up 10% in 2018 | The schools will be replaced by Jerusalem municipal-run sch…

2019-01-21: Social Media Postees

Central America Needs a Marshall Plan
Ed Corcoran | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-21
Central America has lately been prominent in the news, with controversy over how to respond to migrant caravans arriving through Mexico at the U.S. border — up to 10,000 refugees may seek asylum in the United States, much to the chagrin of President Trump. Even U.S. border agents cruelly firing tear gas at women and…
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Israel Says It Struck Iranian Military Targets in Syria
Middle East Eye | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-21
Israeli jets carried out raids on Iranian and Syrian military targets in Syria in the early hours of Monday, its military acknowledged, in a second successive day of attacks. | Israel rarely comments on its operations in Syria, but in a … | The post Israel Says It Struck Iranian Military Targets in Syria appeared first on Global Research.
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Twitter mobilizes meme army after Trump suggests snowstorms disprove global warming
RT | rt.com | 2019-01-21
A meme-wielding internet mob has descended on Donald Trump's Twitter account after the US president quipped that perhaps global warming could help alleviate harsh winter weather across the country. | …
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US Withdrawal from NATO Would Benefit Americans Most of All
Tony Cartalucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-21
Alleged discussions between US President Donald Trump and his aides about a US withdrawal from NATO have been making headlines recently. | The New York Times in an article titled, " Trump Discussed Pulling U.S. From NATO, Aides Say Amid New … | The post US Withdrawal from NATO Would Benefit Americans Most of All appeared first on Global Research.
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Trump Punts on Syria
John Feffer | zcomm.org | 2019-01-21
The forever war in the Middle East is far from over…
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Libya: Nightmarish Detention for Migrants, Asylum Seekers
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2019-01-21

| January 21, 2019 Video | Libya: Nightmarish Detention for Migrants, Asylum Seekers: | European Union policies contribute to a cycle of extreme abuse against migrants in Libya. The EU and Italy's support for the Libyan Coast Guard contributes significantly to the interception of migrants and asylum seekers and their subsequent detention in arbitrary, abusive detention in Libya. |

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Gabbard stands her ground on Syria, says she doesn't regret meeting Assad
RT | rt.com | 2019-01-21
Democratic presidential challenger Tulsi Gabbard has refused to budge on her anti-war views and apologize for meeting Syrian President Bashar Assad in 2017, defending dialogue as the "only alternative" to "more war." | …
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Marie Colvin, Homs and Media Falsehoods about Syria
Rick Sterling | mintpressnews.com | 2019-01-21
In April 2014 I was part of an international delegation which visited Syria for five days. The delegates came from many different countries. Among the notables were the Irish Nobel Laureate Mairead Maguire, a Syrian-British heart surgeon, and Julian Assange's father. We spent time in Damascus and then traveled by bus to Latakia and then Homs. In each city we had meetings with political, religious and social leaders but also had time to wander about and talk with people on the streets. | In Latakia, I met Lilly Martin, an American woman who married a Syrian and has lived there, raising a family for the past twenty…
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Will Trump's Arms Race Weaken or Strengthen the Russian-Chinese Strategic Partnership?
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-21
As risky of a gambit as it is and contrary to conventional thinking on this topic, Trump's arms race aims to weaken the Russian-Chinese Strategic Partnership by putting President Putin in the position where he has to choose between competing … | The post Will Trump's Arms Race Weaken or Strengthen the Russian-Chinese Strategic Partnership? appeared first on Global Research.
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Ecuador: Wave of Anti-Venezuelan Violence, Xenophobia Unleashed
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-21
Venezuelan citizens living in Ecuador have become victims of aggression and persecution starting in the early hours of Sunday morning. Some have been injured and their property stolen. | RELATED | Ecuador: Brutal Femicide Triggers Xenophobic 'Social Cleansing' | The attacks were unleashed after President Lenin Moreno announced measures against Venezuelans, including "the immediate formation of task forces to control the situation of Venezuelan migrants on the streets, in workplaces…
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US Threatens to Sanction Lebanon if They Participate in Rebuilding Syria
Leith Aboufadel | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-21
The U.S. State Department allegedly sent a cable to the Lebanese Embassy in Washington that warned them against inviting Syria to the Arab Economic Summit in Beirut that is scheduled to take place this week, Al-Akhbar reported on Wednesday. | According…
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'Fake news' is okay if it's about #RussiaGate: Top 7 fake 'collusion' stories the media pushed
RT | rt.com | 2019-01-21
BuzzFeed's 'bombshell' claim last week that Donald Trump told ex-lawyer Michael Cohen to lie to congress is just the latest in a long line of 'Russiagate' stories that have later turned out to be false. | …
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Just as MLK Warned, We're Headed Toward Economic Apartheid
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-01-21
January 15th marked what would've been Dr. Martin Luther King's 90th birthday. | Most known for his famous "I Have Dream Speech," King envisioned a future in which deep racial inequalities — including deep economic inequality — were eradicated. He worked tirelessly towards that mission. | Over 50 years after his assassination, sensational media stories have focused heavily on the black unemployment rate, which has reached historic lows. | President Trump was quick to claim credit…
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Spy Theories and the White House: Donald Trump as Russian Agent
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-21
The level of absurdity in US politics has now reached such vertigo inducing levels as to render all manner of things permissible. Contact with the unwashed implies collaboration; discussion with the enemy implies assent. To go to a dinner party with a perceived hostile force in the context of business of diplomacy has become a child's…
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Buzzfeed, Question Time and the Purpose of Fake News
Kit Knightly | mintpressnews.com | 2019-01-21
Careful "leaks", planted stories and social media witch-hunts remind Trump how precarious his position is, whilst simultaneously distracting the public — both pro-Trump and anti-Trump — from real issues. | The post Buzzfeed, Question Time and the Purpose of Fake News appeared first on MintPress News.
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Longest Partial Government Shutdown in US History. Dems Reject Trump's Proposal
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-21
On day 30 and counting, it's the longest partial government shutdown in US history, surpassing the previous record 21-day shutdown in 1995-96. | It began over Republicans' pledge to balance the budget, part of the so-called Newt Gingrich/Dick Armey "Contract with … | The post Longest Partial Government Shutdown in US History. Dems Reject Trump's Proposal appeared first on Global Research.
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Interview with Maduro
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-01-21
Granma International reproduces excerpts from Ignacio Ramonet's interview with the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro. | Source…
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The Quest for Peace and Justice. MLK's Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-21
It is impossible to begin this lecture without again expressing my deep appreciation to the Nobel Committee of the Norwegian Parliament for bestowing upon me and the civil rights movement in the United States such a great honor. Occasionally in … | The post The Quest for Peace and Justice. MLK's Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech appeared first on Global Research.
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The US War Against the Weak
Manuel E. Yepe | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-21
War Against the Weak is a well-documented book of more than half a thousand pages, written by Edwin Black. It describes a criminal operation planned by the United States from the beginning of the twentieth century and put into practice between the 1930's and 1960s with the purpose of creating a dominant superior race. That U.S.
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Complaint Lodged with European Ombudsman: Regulatory Authorities Colluding with Agrochemicals Industry
Colin Todhunter | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-21
Back in 2016, I posed the question in The Ecologist whether regulators in the EU were acting as product promoters when it came to the relicensing of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's herbicide Roundup. The renewal of the license for glyphosate in the EU was being debated at the time and much evidence pointed to collusion…
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Venezuelan Armed Forces Repels Group of Conspirators
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-21
The Ministry of Defense announced Monday that the Bolivarian Armed Forces of Venzuela have repelled an attempted attack on their facilities in Caracas. | RELATED | Maduro Thanks Venezuelans for Their Unwavering Faith, Support | In a statement, the Ministry of Defense reported that the situation occurred in the middle of the night of Jan. 21 at approximately at 2: 50 local time. "A small group of assailants assigned to the zone commando No. 43 of the Bolivarian National Guard, betray…
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New Study Finds 50-Year History of Anti-Palestine Bias in Mainstream News Reporting
Kathryn Shihadah | mintpressnews.com | 2019-01-21
A new study of 50 years of U.S. media coverage of Israel, Palestine favors Israel by providing more overall coverage, more positive coverage, and greater access to Israeli voices than to Palestinian ones. | The post New Study Finds 50-Year History of Anti-Palestine Bias in Mainstream News Reporting appeared first on MintPress News.
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Martin Luther King: The U.S. is "The Greatest Purveyor of Violence in the World Today"
John Marciano | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-21
The Washington Post claimed that some of his assertions were "sheer inventions of unsupported fantasy"; that King had "diminished his usefulness to his cause, to his country and to his people." | The post Martin Luther King: The U.S. is "The Greatest Purveyor of Violence in the World Today" appeared first on Global Research.
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Kenya: Police Prevent Another Suspected Attack by Al Shabaab
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-21
Kenyan police have thwarted an attack by suspected Somali militants al Shabaab on a Chinese-owned construction company in an eastern region, an official said Monday, days after the group killed 21 people in Nairobi. | RELATED: | NYT Faces Backlash Over Graphic Images of Nairobi Attack | The assailants wounded one person while they attempted to hit the site…
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Twenty-Eight Years of Continuous Aggression Against Iraq
Prof Souad N. Al-Azzawi | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-21
US-NATO have continued a 17 year campaign of destruction in the Middle East with bases and troops on the ground geraed towards destruction, regime change, mass killing and the displacement of millions of people. | The post Twenty-Eight Years of Continuous Aggression Against Iraq appeared first on Global Research.
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What Activists Today Can Learn From MLK's Bold Anti-War Stance
Naomi LaChance | commondreams.org | 2019-01-21
Part of King's Beyond Vietnam speech was the idea that moral conviction should not be limited by race, class or nationality. That solidarity should even extend to the supposed enemy. (Photo: AP/Bill Ingraham) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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MLK Jr. and NATO
Kevin Zeese | zcomm.org | 2019-01-21
In 1967, Martin Luther King, Jr., warned,…
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US Intervening in Venezuela Since at Least Early 2000s
Alexander Main | zcomm.org | 2019-01-21
When it comes to Venezuela, elite US media don't hide their feelings. And their feelings are all the same…
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Bolsonaro To Sell Brazil's Image to Investors at Davos 2019
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-21
Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro will present an image of Brazil in the 49th World Economic Forum in Davos which will attempt to lure foreign investment in the country. | RELATED: | Brazil: Police Attack Protesters Against Bolsonaro Policies | This will be the maiden foreign visit of the president who took office on Jan. 1. He is scheduled to arrive in Switzerland Monday for the forum which will take place from Jan. 22 to Jan. 25. | He is accompanied by Paulo Guedes, the f…
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ELN Takes Responsibility For Colombian Cadet School Attack
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-21
In a document issued Monday, the National Liberation Army (ELN for its acronym in Spanish) declared its stance in the face of the attacks against the National Police's school of cadets in the capital city of Bogota, which left 20 dead and leading to the end of the peace process round table being held in La Habana, Cuba. | RELATED: | Colombia: War Victims Plea For Continuation of Peace Dialogue | The insurgent group stated that the school of cadets is used to impart training to pers…
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Human Rights Activists Condemn Britain's 'Shameful' War Games with Israeli Air Force
Phil Miller | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-21
The RAF is facing a barrage of criticism after it invited Israel to send its war planes to take part in a training exercise in Britain. | Last night the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) slammed the offer as "shameful" and "deeply … | The post Human Rights Activists Condemn Britain's 'Shameful' War Games with Israeli Air Force appeared first on Global Research.
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Kamala Harris Dons Progressive Mantle in Public, Strips it Off in Private as She Courts Israel Lobby
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2019-01-21
Kamala Harris has sought to publicly cast herself as progressive while privately catering to special interests, including the Israel lobby. | The post Kamala Harris Dons Progressive Mantle in Public, Strips it Off in Private as She Courts Israel Lobby appeared first on MintPress News.
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26 Billionaires Have as Much Wealth as the World's Poorest Half, Oxfam Reports
Ilana Novick | truthdig.com | 2019-01-21
In its annual report on the gap between the rich and poor, the charity is calling for a global wealth tax to address the problem. | The post 26 Billionaires Have as Much Wealth as the World's Poorest Half, Oxfam Reports appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Kennedy, King Families to Congress: Reopen Probes
WhoWhatWhy | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-21
After five decades, the mysteries behind the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X may finally get the scrutiny they deserve. | A group consisting of relatives of the Kennedy and King families, … | The post Kennedy, King Families to Congress: Reopen Probes appeared first on Global Research.
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We Need a Martin Luther King Day of Truth
Edward Curtin | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-21
As Martin Luther King's birthday is celebrated with a national holiday, his death day disappears down the memory hole. Across the country — in response to the King Holiday and Service Act passed by Congress and signed by Bill Clinton in 1994 — people will be encouraged to make the day one of service. Such…
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The Next Recession: What It Could Look Like
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-21
The next recession will not look like the last recession. The last recession was caused by the collapse of a massive housing bubble that had been the driving force in the previous recovery. While economists like to pretend this was an unforeseeable event, that is not true.
counterpunch.org/2019/01/21/the-…

Would Martin Luther King Oppose NATO?
Black Alliance for Peace | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-21
The United States attempted to co-opt the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., by recognizing his birthday. The ruling elites tried to strip King of his militancy and suspend him above the mass movement that produced him. The state … | The post Would Martin Luther King Oppose NATO? appeared first on Global Research.
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Video: Two Years Ago Today the Plasco Building Demolition Killed 22 Innocent People in Iran
AE911Truth | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-21
January 19, 2019, marks the two-year anniversary of the demolition of Iran's 15-story Plasco Building and the murder of 16 firefighters and six civilians who were inside the building at the time of its destruction. | As with the Twin Towers … | The post Video: Two Years Ago Today the Plasco Building Demolition Killed 22 Innocent People in Iran appeared first on Global Research.
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Distinguished Iranian/American Journalist Marzieh Hashemi arrested by FBI
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-21
Distinguished Press TV journalist/anchor's unlawful arrest, detention and mistreatment by the FBI, on the pretext of being a material witness regarding a case her family knows nothing about, gave the US another international black eye. | What happened captured world headlines, … | The post Distinguished Iranian/American Journalist Marzieh Hashemi arrested by FBI appeared first on Global Research.
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Iranians Call For Protest Against Arrest of TV Anchor by FBI
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-21
Iranian netizens took to social media to call for a march in New York to demand freedom for Iranian TV anchor Marzieh Hashemi who was arrested last week by the FBI without any charges. | RELATED: | US: FBI Arrests Iran TV Anchor, Removes Hijab, Serves Her Pork | Using hashtags that quickly went viral, #FreeMarzieHashemi and # Pray4MaziehHashemi, Iranians called for a march next Friday at New York's Grand Central Station. The demonstrators will demand that the FBI free Hashemi who wo…
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Sana'a Civilians Killed as Saudi Airstrikes Target Yemen's Capital
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2019-01-21
"Saudi fighter jets were hovering above our head and launching very violent raids, the likes of which we haven't seen since the war began three years ago. The neighboring houses shook so much we thought an earthquake hit the area." — Sana'a resident Ali Abdul Salam Damesh | The post Sana'a Civilians Killed as Saudi Airstrikes Target Yemen's Capital appeared first on MintPress News.
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'Stay Away From Our Coastline' Says Russia to US on Black Sea
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-21
U.S. destroyer Donald Cook has been sent to boost "capability" of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies and partners in the region, a Russian senator warns. "They should keep away from our coastline." | RELATED: | Russia Warns US: Military Action In Venezuela 'Catastrophic' | "U.S. warships are becoming frequent visitors to the Black Sea. These visits have nothing to do with U.S. security," said Russian Senator Alexander Pushkov. | The USS Donald Cook destroyer, an Arleigh…
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US Training Saudi and UAE Pilots for Combat in Yemen
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-21
Yemen is one of many US forever wars — key NATO countries, Israel, Jordan, the Saudis and UAE partnering in them. | US special forces operate in Yemen. A Pentagon drone war has been ongoing in the country without letup since … | The post US Training Saudi and UAE Pilots for Combat in Yemen appeared first on Global Research.
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Despite offering significant benefits, Union membership continues to decline
Martin Hart-Landsberg | mronline.org | 2019-01-21
The Bureau of Labor Statistics just published its latest news release on union membership. Unfortunately, the downward trend continues. | Source…
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War on BDS: How AIPAC-Israel agenda became U.S. priority
Ramzy Baroud | mronline.org | 2019-01-21
The Israeli-U.S. war declared on the Palestinian boycott movement is coming to a head, culminating in a well-orchestrated effort aimed at suffocating any form of tangible protest of the ongoing Israeli colonization of Palestine. | Source…
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Jeff Sessions and the Federalists
Bill Fried | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-21
"Of course, you all remember Doug Flutie's Hail Mary pass…" And thus did former Attorney General, Jeff Sessions warm up a Boston audience at his 2018 Federalist Society talk on the rising threat of "vigorous secularism." I was inside, instead of outside with the protesters, to scratch an itch. Having worked against the War on Drugs…
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The 11 Most Anti-Capitalist Quotes from Martin Luther King Jr
Katie Halper | commondreams.org | 2019-01-21
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. waves to onlookers while leading the 125,000 strong 'Walk to Freedom' on Woodward Avenue in Detroit in 1963. (Photo: Tony Spina / Detroit Free Press) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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MLK Day Special: Rediscovered 1964 King Speech on Civil Rights, Segregation & Apartheid South Africa
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-01-21
As the nation marks 90 years since the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we air a rediscovered speech he delivered on December 7, 1964, days before he received the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo. In a major address in London, King spoke about segregation, the fight for civil rights and his support for Nelson Mandela and the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa. The speech was recorded by Saul Bernstein, who was working as the European correspondent for Pacifica Radio. Bernstein's recording was rediscovered by Brian DeShazor, director of the Pacifica Radio Archives.
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Kennedy and King Family Members and Advisors Call for Congress to Reopen Assassination Probes
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-21
Mark Crispin Miller writes: I'm proud to be among the signatories calling for a new investigation–a real investigation–of the four assassinations that created the America we're living in today: a rogue state hooked on war, its people either crushed by … | The post Kennedy and King Family Members and Advisors Call for Congress to Reopen Assassination Probes appeared first on Global Research.
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Macronist Repression Against the People in Yellow Vests
Jérà¥me Duval | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-21
According to Vincent Brengarth, a lawyer at the Paris Bar, in recent years we have been witnessing a disturbing drift in police repression in France, more specifically since November 2015 when the state of emergency was pronounced and extended several times, before being integrated into common law. We would henceforth be under "a state of emergency that does not say its name," with preventive arrests only based on suspicion, without concrete evidence of an offence.
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Venezuela Rejects Xenophobic 'Incitement' in Ecuador Following Femicide
TeleSur English, Venezuelanalysis | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-01-21
Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno linked the incident to Venezuelan migration and announced a possible tightening of restrictions.
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Video: Les Gilets Jaunes
Le Média Pour Tous — Officiel | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-21
The #GiletsJaunes are always determined, contrary to what the multiple television shows that are devoted to them suggest. | Several thousand demonstrators paraded quietly in Paris on Saturday, January 12 for Acte IX determination! until their encirclement by the police at … | The post Video: Les Gilets Jaunes appeared first on Global Research.
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All Hail the Revolutionary King: Martin Luther King and the Black Revolutionary Tradition
Eric Mann | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-21
The annual King Day celebrations provide a great opportunity to defend Dr. King's revolutionary legacy against The System's efforts to white wash and degrade his frontal challenge to its crimes. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the great revolutionaries in U.S. and world history. He was a leader of the Civil Rights and…
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Oscars Documentary Shortlist and Human Rights
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2019-01-21
Human rights are featured prominently in this year's Oscar shortlists. Five of the 15 shortlisted films for Best Documentary (out of 166 eligible titles) are part of the 2018 and 2019 Human Rights Watch Film Festival(HRWFF). We're rooting for one to win the Oscar statuette on February 24th, and look forward to the final nominee list to be announced tomorrow. | | Here's a quick guide to the five HRWFF title that made the short list. | Charm City | Working with local journalists and spend…
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Israel/OPT: Prominent Bedouin Leader Imprisoned by Israel: Sheikh Sayyah Abu Mdeighim al-Turi
amnesty | amnesty.org | 2019-01-21
On 25 December 2018, 69-year-old human rights defender Sheikh Sayyah Abu Mdeighim al-Turi, started serving a 10-month prison sentence for exercising his rights to freedom of expression and of peaceful assembly. Sheikh Sayyah is the head of al-'Araqib, a Bedouin village in the Negev/Naqab that is unrecognized by the Israeli authorities. He is currently held at Maasiyahu Prison, in the city of Ramle in central Israel. He is a prisoner of conscience and must be released immediately and unconditionally.
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Maldives: A flicker of hope amidst a turbulent year for human rights
amnesty | amnesty.org | 2019-01-21
When the Universal Declaration on Human Rights (UDHR) was proclaimed on 10 December 1948, the world was a dark place. With the brutality of World War II fresh in their minds, members representing the state parties before the United Nations were adamant that human dignity be one of the pillars on which global recognition of human rights would be built in. The preamble to the UDHR unequivocally recognizes that the inherent dignity, equality and inalienability of human rights is "the foundation of freedom, justice, and peace in the world". In 201…
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Russia: First criminal case under "undesirable organizations" law marks a new level of repression
amnesty | amnesty.org | 2019-01-21
The Russian authorities have for the first time used the repressive "undesirable organizations" law to open a criminal case against human rights defender Anastasia Shevchenko, exposing her to the risk of a six-year prison term, Amnesty International said today. | This morning Anastasia Shevchenko, a Coordinator with the Otkrytaya Rossiya (Open Russia) movement, was charged with "repeated participation in the activities of an undesirable organization." Until now, violations of this law were punished under administrative law. | "In recent years, the Russian authorities have progressively suffocated and criminalized…
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Ecuador: Authorities must seriously address situations of violence, without encouraging xenophobia
amnesty | amnesty.org | 2019-01-21
In response to recent statements by the government of President Lenin Moreno on the imposition of entry restrictions for Venezuelan people, Erika Guevara-Rosas, Americas Director of Amnesty International, said: | "President Lenín's government has the responsibility to protect people's rights to seek asylum and international protection, as well as to prevent, investigate and punish acts of violence committed against people within its territory, without discrimination based on their nationality or other factors." | "In the face of serious cases of gender violence and recent femicides, the Ecuadorian authorities hav…
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The Congressional Budget Office points US spending priorities towards "great power" conflicts: Part Two
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-01-21
A recent CBO report insists that the vast majority of discretionary appropriations be allocated to the US military machine and its ever-expanding wars, while outlining "options" for eviscerating social services and public education.
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Latest US airstrike kills scores in Somalia
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-01-21
The latest US airstrike came in the wake of an al-Shabab attack on a hotel in Kenya that left 21 people dead.
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'Sweetie, you put your hands down': Toddler surrenders to armed police in viral VIDEO
RT | rt.com | 2019-01-21
Viral eyewitness video captured the heartbreaking moment that a two-year-old toddler got out of her father's car and walked towards gun-wielding police with her hands raised. | …
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With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Americans Finally Have a Politician Who Agrees With Them About Taxes
Jon Schwarz | theintercept.com | 2019-01-21
The idea of raising taxes on the rich and corporations is incredibly popular in America — and has been for a long, long time. | The post With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Americans Finally Have a Politician Who Agrees With Them About Taxes appeared first on The Intercept.
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A 'Fundamentally Inhuman' Economy: 26 Billionaires Own as Much as World's 3.8 Billion Poorest People
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-01-21
While the wealth of billionaires increased by $900 billion last year, or $2.5 billion a day, latest Oxfam report on inequality shows "this bonanza has not been felt by the poorest half of the world, which saw its wealth decline by 11 percent." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Sweden hosts 'constructive' N Korea talks ahead of Trump-Kim meet
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-21
Stockholm has had diplomatic ties with North Korea since 1973, provides US consular services at its Pyongyang embassy.
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ISIL targets joint US-Kurdish convoy in northeastern Syria
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-21
No casualties reported in the car bomb attack that targeted US troops in Syria's Hasakah, according to US army.
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From waste to taste: Brazil's fight against food waste
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-21
Brazilians fight back against food waste by educating the youth and salvaging food.
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WhatsApp limits forwards to 5 recipients to check fake news
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-21
WhatsApp, owned by Facebook, expands five-recipient limit first enforced in India where fake news led to mob lynchings.
aljazeera.com/news/2019/01/whats…

Prominent Saudi scholar Ahmed al-Amari dies in prison: Activists
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-21
Saudi activists allege the 69-year-old scholar died as a result of poor prison conditions and possible torture.
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Germany bans Iran's Mahan Air over 'security concerns'
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-21
Mahan Air is on US sanctions list and Washington has long urged allies to ban it from their territory.
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Nigeria leader says President Buhari 'can't hold fair election'
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-21
Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo also says incumbent Muhammadu Buhari has failed to secure the country against Boko Haram.
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Fleeing Saudi Arabia: Asylum seeker numbers triple
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-21
According to the UNHCR, the number of Saudi asylum seekers has tripled in 2017 compared with 2012.
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Chinese Islamophobia was made in the West
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-21
China is using western counter-terror strategies targeting Muslims as justification for its Uighur concentration camps.
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Venezuela says rogue officers arrested, bases under control
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-21
Authorities detain military officers who stole weapons hours after video showed an officer calling for Maduro's removal.
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The forgotten: Living with HIV in war-ravaged Yemen
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-21
Most Yemenis living with HIV/AIDS in face stigma and discrimination, even from their families.
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Empty shelves, shuttered newsrooms: Media in Maduro's Venezuela
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-21
Chronic shortages of paper add a further barrier to the free flow of information in Venezuela.
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Venezuela in crisis: How did the country get here?
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-21
Al Jazeera examines the how Venezuela got here, what the opposing sides say and what is expected next.
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Israeli Warplanes Launch New Airstrikes on Damascus
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2019-01-21
(MEE) — Israel's military said it carried out strikes on Iranian targets in Syria early Monday after it intercepted a rocket fired from Syrian territory hours before. It said in a statement earlier that it was "currently striking" the Iranian Quds Force in Syria and warned Syria's military against "attempting to harm Israeli territory or forces", AFP …

Israeli Warplanes Launch New Airstrikes on Damascus

Trump and Erdogan Discussed "Negotiated Solution" for Syria in Sunday Call
Turkish Minute | theantimedia.com | 2019-01-21
(TM) — President Donald Trump spoke with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoƒüan on Sunday about a "negotiated solution" for Syria, where the withdrawal of US troops has alarmed Kurdish allies of America who are considered terrorists by the Turks, The Associated Press reported. In the phone call Trump "underscored the importance of defeating terrorist elements that remain …

Trump and Erdogan Discussed "Negotiated Solution" for Syria in Sunday Call

26 Billionaires Own as Much as World's Poorest 3.8 Billion People, Fueling Global Anger
Jake Johnson | theantimedia.com | 2019-01-21
(CD) — With Wall Street titans, tech moguls, and other members of the global financial and political elite set to gather in Davos, Switzerland this week for the annual World Economic Forum, a report published late Sunday found that the planet's richest people saw their fortunes soar by $2.5 billion per day last year as the world's poorest lost wealth. Titled …

26 Billionaires Own as Much as World's Poorest 3.8 Billion People, Fueling Global Anger

US Airstrike Kills at Least 52 in Somalia
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-01-21
(ANTIWAR.COM) — Following reported al-Shabaab attacks on a pair of southern Somalia army bases, the US carried out an airstrike against a target in Jilib, near the site of the attacks, and is claiming to have killed 52 people, all described as "al-Shabaab extremists." If confirmed, this is the deadliest US strike in Somalia since October. The …

US Airstrike Kills at Least 52 in Somalia

S.F. Women's March, 1/19/19
Third Time Marcher | indybay.org | 2019-01-21
For the third year in a row, San Francisco had a very large women's march on 1/19/19, a weekend when we celebrate 46 years since Roe v Wade legalized abortion in the US, with perhaps 100,000 people, wide enough to take up all lanes on Market Street, and long enough to go beyond 1 hour to pass a given point. It was a warm, sunny 65 degree day, a welcome change from the constant rain earlier in the week.
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Nude Valentine Parade
Russell Mills | indybay.org | 2019-01-21
Jane Warner Plaza (Market & Castro Streets), then walk to Haight & Stanyan Streets via circuitous route.
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Jerry Brown's Cowardly Exit
NTUIT | indybay.org | 2019-01-21
Brown took the cowards approach in his final acts which could have emptied California's death row – the largest in the nation.
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Henry Giroux: Trump's Enabling of Violence and Hate Is a Form of State Terrorism
Shared by Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2019-01-21
"It is not light that is needed, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, the earthquake. The feeling of the nation must be quickened; the conscience of the nation must be roused; the propriety of the nation must be startled; the hypocrisy of the nation must be exposed; and the crimes against God and man must be proclaimed and denounced." — A Democracy in Exile Fights Against FascismIn this edition of Forthright Radio, we welcome back Professor Henry Giroux, who holds the M…
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Nuclear Energy Plants Are Closing, Hurt by High Prices and Bad PR
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-01-21
Once hailed as a key part of the energy future of the United Kingdom and several other countries, the high-tech atomic industry is now heading in the opposite direction, towards nuclear sunset. | It took another body blow last week when plans to build four new reactors on two sites in the UK were abandoned as too costly by the Japanese company Hitachi. This was even though it had already sunk £2.14 billion (300 bn yen) in the scheme. | Following the decision in November by another Japanese…
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Philippines: Peaceful protestors attacked and one murdered
amnesty | amnesty.org | 2019-01-21
Hundreds of workers from southern Philippines have been camping out in Manila since 27 November 2018 to protest the labour conditions on Japanese-owned Sumitomo Fruit Corporation (Sumifru) plantations. Since declaring a strike on 1 October 2018, the workers have faced multiple attacks, including the killing of a prominent union member and the burning down of the union's office and the houses of some members. A prompt, thorough and impartial investigation by the Philippine authorities into the threats and attacks should be conducted immediately, and the authorities must also guarantee the safety of the protesting…
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Trump's Déjà vu China Trade War (Part II)
Jack Rasmus | zcomm.org | 2019-01-20
Part II of the analysis of Trump's Déjà vu China-US trade 'war' from last March 2018 through mid-January 2019…
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Gaza: Children at Risk as Hospitals Struggle with Fuel Crisis
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-20
Gaza's fuel crisis is putting children at risk, the federal health ministry said Sunday, warning that five hospitals are on the verge of closing without the means to activate power generators. | RELATED: | Israeli Military Launches New Airstrikes on Gaza Border | "Hundreds of patients at Gaza hospitals will be facing an unknown fate when their electric generators shut down due to the fuel crisis," said Ashraf al-Qidra, spokesperson of Gaza's health ministry. | A week ago, the Beit Hano…
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Beyond BuzzFeed: The 10 Worst, Most Embarrassing U.S. Media Failures on the Trump/Russia Story
Glenn Greenwald | theintercept.com | 2019-01-20
The most challenging task is choosing the ten worst embarrassments. The most notable aspect is they all go toward promoting the same narrative. | The post Beyond BuzzFeed: The 10 Worst, Most Embarrassing U.S. Media Failures on the Trump/Russia Story appeared first on The Intercept.
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Ecuador: Brutal Femicide Triggers Xenophobic 'Social Cleansing'
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-20
Local residents in the city of Ibarra in the province of Imbabura, Ecuador attacked a camp of Venezuelan migrants after local media reported a horrific femicide involving the death of a young woman at the hands of her boyfriend, whose nationality was made central in their reports. | RELATED | Ecuador Rocked With Brutal Gang Rape Case | The 22-year-old woman Diana Carolina Ramirez, who was 4 months pregnant, was stabbed to death by her boyfriend after having…
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Video: Syrian Military Reinforces Positions in Northwestern Hama
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-20
Units of the Tiger Forces have been deployed on a frontline near the militant-held town of Qalat al-Madiuq in northwestern Hama, several pro-government sources claimed on January 17 speculating that this is a sign of the upcoming offensive in the … | The post Video: Syrian Military Reinforces Positions in Northwestern Hama appeared first on Global Research.
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Syrian Air Defense Thwarts Israel Attack, State Media Reports
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-20
Syrian military air defenses thwarted an Israeli attack Sunday, it's state media reported. The defense system shot down seven missiles targeting an airport in southeastern Damascus, Russia's National Defense Control Center was cited by RIA news agency as saying. | RELATED: | US-led Coalition Withdrawing Equipment From Syria | The attack, launched by four Israeli F-16 jets, did not damage the airport and there were no casualties, the control center was cited as saying. | "Our air defense syste…
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Amid Media Blackout, Workers Expand Strike Matamoros, Mexico Strike of over 70,000 Workers Enters Sixth Day
Alex González | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-20
Over 70,000 "maquiladora" workers from 45 factories in the US-Mexico border town of Matamoros, Mexico have entered the sixth day of their courageous struggle as more and more plants are paralyzed throughout the city. | Last night, thousands of workers marched … | The post Amid Media Blackout, Workers Expand Strike Matamoros, Mexico Strike of over 70,000 Workers Enters Sixth Day appeared first on Global Research.
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How to Spend MLK Day
Vanessa Mbonu@naacpnet | naacp.org | 2019-01-20
Tomorrow, our nation will honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a man whose dream of an America that was truly equal for all its people has inspired generations of people to fight to bend the arc of the moral universe toward justice. From the Montgomery Bus Boycott to marching across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, […] | The post How to Spend MLK Day appeared first on NAACP.
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Selected Articles: Neocon, Neoliberalism, Resistance
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-20
While "Truth" is a powerful instrument, "the Lie" is generously funded by the lobby groups and corporate charities. And that is why we need the support of our readers. | At this juncture, we are not covering our monthly costs. Reader … | The post Selected Articles: Neocon, Neoliberalism, Resistance appeared first on Global Research.
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Saudi Arabia to Deport 250 Rohingya to Bangladesh: Activists
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-20
Two-hundred fifty rohingya refugee men are expected to be deported from Saudi Arabia to Bangladesh, an activist group tol Al Jazeera in an exclusive interview Sunday. | RELATED: | India to Deport More Rohingya Refugees to Myanmar | The country is home to 300,000 Rohingya, the majority of whom are legal residents with permit, the Free Rohingya Coalition told the Arabic news corporation. | "These detainees, who are being kept in the Shumaisi detention centre [in Jeddah], have not been treated…
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Maduro Thanks Venezuelans for Their Unwavering Faith, Support
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-20
Supporters of the Bolivarian revolution are the force that keeps the country moving forward, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro tweeted Sunday. | RELATED: | A Coup in Progress? Venezuela's FM Decries US-Backed Plans | "I thank every man, woman, young man, boy and girl in the country for so much love and support. You are the force that keeps us standing up and protects us against artillery attacks, to follow the path to prosperity and happiness in Venezuela," Maduro wrote. | Social gr…
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MSM Begs For Trust After BuzzFeedNews Debacle
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-01-20
On Thursday BuzzFeedNews delivered the latest "bombshell" Russia-gate report to fizzle within 24 hours of its publication, one in a long series of wrong Russia-gate stories that have the media begging for forgiveness, says Caitlin Johnstone. By Caitlin Johnstone CaitlinJohnstone.com… Read more ?…
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BuzzFeed Writer Fails Again
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-01-20
Chalk up another failure for a rabid media desperately trying to prove the Russia-gate story, this time a piece by a reporter with a history of failure, as Joe Lauria reports. In their haste to prove they are right after… Read more ?…
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Human rights and environmental activists targeted in Victoria Police raids
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2019-01-20
The following statement was released on January 19 | *** | Several activists involved in the protests against the International Mining And Resources Conference (IMARC) 2018 last October had their homes raided and searched by Victoria Police on Friday January 18. They were arrested, detained and interrogated and had phones, computers and other belongings seized. | The Latin American Solidarity Network (LASNET), Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance (WAR), Brisbane Aboriginal Sovereign Embassy (BASE), Voices of the 3%, Melbourne Rainforest Action Group (MRAG) and other groups strongly denounce the harassment, surve…
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